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A Kind of Loving in a Loveless Town​/​Our Flowers will Grow (Double A​-​Side)

by Oldfield Youth Club

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oscdrift Killer double A-side single from, next to Mick Head, the UK's best songwriter and singer. Favorite track: A Kind of Loving in a Loveless Town (Explicit content).
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Gavin Hellyer Nice little single release here with 2 very melodic numbers to enjoy. Favorite track: A Kind of Loving in a Loveless Town (Explicit content).
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ChazRivers Genius. What a single launch party as well, cakes everywhere, I even won some Malteser Bunnies. Classic. Favorite track: Our Flowers Will Grow.
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'Hows' about that then guys and gals, Jimmy Saville pulls his tracksuit down. Who the hell is gonna fix it now? A Kind of Loving in a Loveless Town'
'Some paintings are priceless, but it seems that lives are not, for they are like flowers, to cut and to rot'


'We say what we like, we play what we like, I think we've earned the right'

Debut single Recorded with legendary drummer/producer Dave Morgan (The Loft/Weather Prophets) at 'The Living Room' ....

'A Kind of Loving in a Loveless Town' is our love letter to the twisted frontier times of the 1970's, which we 3 (just about) managed to grow up in and somehow escape from - It's our 'Waterloo Sunset'.

'Our Flowers will Grow' is one of the earliest Last Party tracks which we recorded on a cassette (with Daniel Ashkenazy) and then stored away in a drawer for 30 years - we had to completely re- learn the song because we never knew what chords were back then - It is an ode to our optimism and resilience despite the chaotic world around us.

We hope you enjoy.

Simon, Kim & Neil


released April 29, 2019

Simon Rivers (Richardson) - Writes the songs' plays the guitar and sings
Kim Rivers (Mimsel) - Plays the bass and sings and draws portraits
Neil Palmer (Noodles) - Plays the drums and writes poems

Photography : Jonathan Need ©


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Oldfield Youth Club Hampton, UK

Formed in Autumn 2018 OYC is made up of 3/4 of critically acclaimed 1980's pop group The Last Party (2 No. Peel Sessions & Melody Maker Single of the Week with their debut single ‘Mr Hurst’).

Featuring Simon Rivers (Bitter Springs), Neil Palmer & Kim Rivers, reunited with the idea being to pare down & simplify Simon’s songs/lyrics - as a result they are short, powerful, catchy and direct.
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