Timbreland Recordings was set up in 2005 in Manchester. One of it's first releases was by Starless & Bible Black, who were subsequently signed to Chicago's Locust Music, released a 7" on Static Caravan, played last years Greenman Festival etc.
The next artist on Timbreland was Nancy Elizabeth Cunliffe (now just Nancy Elizabeth) whose "Wheel Turning King" mini-album was so good, it caused her debut album "Battle & Victory" to be put out by Leaf (A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Hanne Hukkelberg, etc). Nancy has spent the last year touring, being on BBC Radio 1,2,3,4 and 6 and generally getting great press.
2006 saw Timbreland putting out their "Furthest Branches From the Trunk" compilation, which featured Nancy, Autopilot, Little Pebble, We Mythical Kings, Josephine Oniyama (now signed to Universal), Tycoons Follies (now Paul Heaton's band!), Salty DoGGG, LA77 and from Lancaster, the Wisemen and Dan Haywood's New Hawks.
April 2007 saw the release of Corn Capri meets Little Pebble, and in October 2007, Timbreland released Dan Haywood's New Hawks EP.
2008 sees several releases in the offing for Timbreland, including Sally Murray, Koryo Saito, Paper Wives and more tbc.
The line-up for the Timbreland Recordings Showcase is:
Dan Haywood's New Hawks www.myspace.com/newhawks
Lancaster's very own cosmic force. If you're not yet aquainted with the live New Hawks experience, you must get it in yer soul.
I Am Your Autopilot www.myspace.com/iamyourautopilot
Sublime folk-tronica from Manchester. A rare live outing - graceful electronics meets folk - rumour has it that Raz (Starless & Bible Black) will be guesting on synth...
Little Pebble www.myspace.com/pebblelittle
Edinburgh's Little Pebble also had releases out by his chums at the Fence Collective. His finger-picking of beautiful melodies and charming observations make for a beguiling combination. Last seen in Lancaster in Come in Tokyo, his garage-rock incarnation.
Sally Murray www.myspace.com/sallymurraythemusical
Nottingham's Sally Murray (now based in Manchester) is the new rising star of Timbreland. Amazing voice and guitar playing - recordings coming soon!
Corn Capri www.myspace.com/corncapri
Manchester's Corn Capri is the solo guise of Pete Philipson, guitarist/songwriter of Starless & Bible Black, and his trademark inventive and tasteful guitar playing will be on display stripped down.
8.30pm Entry £4 - Special Deals Available on Timbreland Merchandise!
Takes place at the YORKSHIRE HOUSE, Parliament Street, Lancaster, North-West of England.
Other Timbreland Showcases may appear in your area, if you want Timbreland in your town, get in touch.