About RPM

RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

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Three Pinned Assailants (2007)

As a guideline for making the album, I allocated one instrument per song, with the rest made up of items in my living room. I didn't always succeed, but it's been an interesting experiment to put such limitations on my writing process. I never planned to reinvent the wheel, but it provided a fertile framework for presenting standard songs in a newish way. Yep, I'm happy with it. A few samplers here: www.myspace.com/jamshacklecollective

Chorine (2008)

At the risk of sounding like a pompous fool, I'm going to be doing something I call Self-Plunderphonics. Plunderphonics, for the unitiated, is 'any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition'(cheers Wikipedia...), and as the prefix suggests, I'm going to be raiding my own archives of half-finished missives for sample purposes. Unusually for my stuff, I don't plan to make it a vocal-led album (though some vocals aren't entirely out of the question). Been doing a bit too much singing of late, so I want to lose myself in some instrumental goodness. So there you go. Like the magpie bastard I am, I intend to rip myself off. Lovely.

Argot Bertha (2009)

Nick and a guitar, as live as possible, and only bowing to full band stuff when his performance is too rubbish to leave raw.

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Felix Penk

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Fine Excuses

BIOGRAPHY

Fine Excuses are a band. With four legs. Nick Parton and Johnny Rogers have piloted their rickety musical vessel through the choppy waters of 2006, the raging shitestorms of 2007, and have finally run aground on the crab-infested shores of 2008. It's been a long journey, with no toilet stops. The band has released two free-to-download EPs so far; Hail to the Harmless Grudge and Mild Peril. A full album's worth of drivel is coming soon. Email us if you want to go on a kind of mailing list thingy. So, come on. Release an excuse into the wild today.

BAND MEMBERS
Nick Parton - everything where RPM is concerned Johnny Rogers - other shit on official releases

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009

GENRES
Alternative,Electronic - Beat Driven

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.fineexcuses.com
http://www.myspace.com/fineexcuses
http://www.megadev.co.uk


Completed Albums

Three Pinned Assailants(2007)

As a guideline for making the album, I allocated one instrument per song, with the rest made up of items in my living room. I didn't always succeed, but it's been an interesting experiment to put such limitations on my writing process. I never planned to reinvent the wheel, but it provided a fertile framework for presenting standard songs in a newish way. Yep, I'm happy with it. A few samplers here: www.myspace.com/jamshacklecollective


World View
Starfightertraindriver
Performative
Tinfoil
Whoever You Choose
Immortality Net
The Great Orator
Fat Rap
Six Feet Factory
Timestretcher
Underneath the Underside

Chorine(2008)

At the risk of sounding like a pompous fool, I'm going to be doing something I call Self-Plunderphonics. Plunderphonics, for the unitiated, is 'any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition'(cheers Wikipedia...), and as the prefix suggests, I'm going to be raiding my own archives of half-finished missives for sample purposes. Unusually for my stuff, I don't plan to make it a vocal-led album (though some vocals aren't entirely out of the question). Been doing a bit too much singing of late, so I want to lose myself in some instrumental goodness. So there you go. Like the magpie bastard I am, I intend to rip myself off. Lovely.


My Brain is Trying to Kill Me
Souls On Board
Provost
Drickle
Lull and Befuddle
Fat Compost
You Twat
The New Carriage
That's Enough
T.R.O.R.
Slosh
Pinna
5-Point Penalty
Thinngs Teenagerrs Knnow
Supercentenarian

Argot Bertha(2009)

Nick and a guitar, as live as possible, and only bowing to full band stuff when his performance is too rubbish to leave raw.


The Best Day Out Ever   Download
My Fault, So It Is   Download
Colas Rail   Download
Lights Out With A Voice In My Ear   Download
I Know My House   Download
Friends On The Wing   Download
How Did You Cut Your Hand, Son?   Download
Minced Oaths   Download
The Far-End Of Cranston Avenue   Download
A Dentist Removed   Download
I Don't Own These Blues   Download
Death On The Windowsill   Download
Tis   Download
The Way I Live Right At This Moment   Download