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Schisms are a new trio consisting of Bridget Hayden, Richard Chamberlain and Sam McLoughlin. Steeped in rehearsal room ambience and tape saturation, these recordings filter a 50s rock’n’roll sensibility through a noise aesthetic: The Dead C playing the Back to the Future high school dance. Free jams and fuzz-obscured songs from a timeless limbo where VU boots are the basic currency.


released June 10, 2020


Richard G Chamberlain
Sam A Mcloughlin
Bridget S Hayden

Recorded 2019 at Robinwood Mill



Some nice footage has just been released by Lawrence Campbell from last years “Art of Magic” show in Barrow. I was playing the slide at this point while Mary was reading a spell.





The Art of Magic by Folklore Tapes. Live performance at The Cookes Studios in Barrow-in-Furness on the 17th August 2018 as part of The Full of Noises Festival.


Performers: Mark Stark, David Chatton Barker, Sam Mcloughlin, Bridget Hayden

Soil & Song – New Tape out now on Synchronise Witches Press


So I compiled some recordings I’ve been sitting on for years – mostly cover songs and sketches – all recorded on the same mashed up acoustic guitar (£10 from a washing machine shop in Frizinghall, Bradford)  The action is about 1/2 an inch high and I think that’s what gives it that big bass sound.

The tape itself (ltd to 60 copies) is released alongside a fanzine paying homage to Karen Dalton (who’s album “Green Rocky Road” I adore) and can be bought direct from Synchronize Witches’ Website.

But if you just want to stream or buy the download, you can listen via my bandcamp:


“Pure Touch Only From Now, They Said So” new LP out 9.9.18 available here


so here’s the record – finally! It’s an LP – not a double, as I had originally intended. I decided to condense it for maximum intensity.

It’s been pressed, the covers are ready, and the prints for the special edition are almost finished…The official release date is Sunday 9th September, when the full album will be available for streaming from Early Music Record’s bandcamp page,  + the vinyls to be posted out soon after.

I am also accepting pre-orders via the shop, or you can order them from Norman Records.

It has been an epic journey – thank you for your patience!