Shit Hot Recordsest. 2005

Shit Hot Records Historical Archives

In The Absence Of My Mum (Rich Green, Dan Pate)

On a breezy October morning in 1987, Rich and Dan were cruelly abandoned by their respective parents, and were left to survive in the harsh, unforgiving environment of Dorchester town centre. Over the years they became street wise, they stole apples from Dorchester market on wednesdays, and earned their keep busking, using only a recorder and a tissue box/elastic band guitar. They were spotted by an A&R representative from EMI, who gave them 50p and went on his way. This astonishing act of kindness inspired them to create the beautiful music you hear today. They currently reside in Liverpool, in absence of their mothers.

Inspiration: Flat 29, Belle and Sebastian, Architecture in Helsinki, Jim Noir, Moldy Peaches, Lemon Jelly