Everything The Wrong Way Round
The Rhynes is the side project of Somerset’s Joe Atkinson, squeezed in when he’s not playing keyboards in the UK and internationally with psychedelic popsters Flipron and the Original Rude Boy Neville Staple, formally of The Specials and Fun Boy Three. He’s also toured with, amongst others, 60s icon Donovan, The Selecter, Rat Scabies and the late reggae legend, Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Everything The Wrong Way Round is The Rhynes second album, following on from the eponymous debut, released in 2021.
Everything… features 10 songs about love, life and nostalgia with chiming guitars, pianos, Hammond and rich vocal harmonies: think Teenage Fanclub for the guitars and harmonies, Nicky Hopkins for the Stonesy pianos and a touch of Dylan for the harmonicas.
Everything on Everything… is written, sung and played by Atkinson; except the drums which are brilliantly provided by Matty Bane from The Neville Staple Band.
Flipron haven’t been playing much recently, but who is! So, here they are in true Lockdown 2020-fashion performing Ball & Chain…at home. Taken from their 2006 album Biscuits for Cerberus which was accurately summed up by Classic Rock!
“…in 1972 this would have been seen as eccentricity of the highest order – in 2006 they might as well sticker this record with ‘Don’t buy this – it’s a bit mad.’ Good work.”
THE BILLY SHINBONE SHOW
Here’s Billy Shinbone’s new video “Mostly Cloudy, Occasionally Sunny” from his debut album “The Billy Shinbone Show”
And here’s a fantastic 5-star review in the Morning Star telling you all about it!
Flipron’s latest video is “Low Life (Seeking Elevation)” shot at the fantastic Artisti in Piazza Festival in Pennabilli, Italy
Here’s the video for “The Bends” from Magic Car’s album “Meteorites”, shot with the help of Super 8 film
And this is “Fritz’s Beach”, shot using a vintage Dieter Rams-designed Braun Nizo S800 camera and Super 8 film
THE BILLY SHINBONE SHOW
This is the debut single “If You Think You’ll Get Away With It You’re Wrong”. Available here and now on limited edition CD. Download available on iTunes etc.
“Big Fat Blackberries”, from Flipron’s album “Firework Shoes”, is produced by Rat Scabies
LIVE & DIRECT !!!
Now check out “The Comet Returns” by Flipron (featuring Neville Staple of The Specials)
And here’s “The Comet Returns” backing Channel 4’s “The IT Crowd” Christmas Special advert no less!
“In a just world, a band of such long standing as Flipron – and with a track record as great as theirs – would really need no introducing. But then, as we all know, there’s not much justice in the world.” … Tom Robinson, BBC 6 music
“Flipron are awesome! I can’t believe they are not hugely-famous. This song is much better than the current No.1.”
“Saw this band by chance last night and can’t believe they weren’t playing to an audience of thousands rather than a half empty pub. Incredible musicianship from a truly original outfit and a singer who oozes charisma. Why aren’t Flipron huge?” … You Tube comments