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I was worried when I received this - worried because they introduced "Paper Dress" as "their kind of love song" and as some of you know, love songs have got to be just right for any kind of impact on me!

And then the "Aces and Eights" track was introduced as if it was some kind of dirge!

However, my fears were laid to rest... have a listen.

From their press kit:

"Tibshelf Collective was the brainchild of a small group of fellow musicians and friends. All four members had performed with different bands at the Studhambury Music Festival, held each year in the village of Studham, Bedfordshire, England. In the post-performance euphoria, enjoyed by musicians the world over, the idea of making some music together formed.

Geographically they are widespread, from Yorkshire to Brighton. The M1 motorway is the connecting artery and rehearsals can be a challenge, but where there is a will there is a way. As Tibshelf is the regular service station stop on the North/South trip they stole the name for the band.

Paper Dress, the band’s first single was recorded at, Soup Studios an ex, Goodwin Sands light ship now moored on the Thames in East London.

Vocals, Mark Hansard, Drums, Boomer Opperman, Guitars, Toby Opperman, Ian Milne


Paper Dress – Our type of love song

Aces and Eights – Written after a visit to Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, S. Dakota"


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