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Operating almost entirely under the radar even of those who take a strong interest in the state of the British indie scene, the Bitter Springs have been releasing sporadic albums and singles since the mid-’90s. (allmusic.com)

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  • Chaz_Rivers

    http://www.last.fm/event/3413994+The+Bitter+Springs+at+Hammonds+Bar+on+3+November+2012 The Bitter Springs are playing at Hampton and Richmond Borough Football Club on Saturday the 3rd of November, be sure to head down if you can make it. More details on the event page.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • poorperformer

    STOP ... THE BITTER SPRINGS NOW HAVE A PROPER WEBSITE (AT LAST) RUN BY ME (SIMON RIVERS) GO TO http://www.thebittersprings.com AND JOIN OUR MAILING LIST ..NOW

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • poorperformer

    video for the new download ep Snowflakes in June http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lz4a_5Whw4

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • poorperformer

    Den Browne reviews latest Bitter Springs single GARY GLITTER FAN CONVENTION here ... http://www.mudkiss.com/denaugustreview11.htm

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • poorperformer

    Hello everyone just to let you know that the new Springs single TV TEARS is out to download from tomorrow 29/11/10 from all your usual download places . With a lovely cover designed just for us by New York cartoonist Michael Brandon (also see below) tell your favourite DJ to give it a spin or 4 On Saturday December 4th we play our last show of the year And it promises to be a very special one at St Pauls Church centre in St Pauls Road Brentford Middlesex TW8 0PN we have 2 of our personal heroes playing with us HOLY JOY & PATRICK FITZGERALD (Stephen Hero) it's £10.00 adults and £8.00 concessions a limited number of tickets on the door or get them from www.wegottickets.com/event86792 doors 7.00 - 7.45 Band of holy joy - 8.45 Patrick Fitzgerald - 9.30 Raffle with springs goodie bags 10.00 THE BITTER SPRINGS 11.30 finish Patrick might just be joining the Springs for an old KITCHENS classic? Really hope to see you there ...Simon

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • poorperformer

    things were running a bit late so we dropped 2 songs from our set CRUEL BRITTANIA and MY TOWN but we'll play them both at the next gig in Brighton . thanks to Lee McFadden and TSH who took some great video footage including Bug Going Round http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wktR47kemck and the new and as yet unrecorded The Hounslow Solicitors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJi2JbdPDjU and Chaz Rivers who filmed Miracle on High st http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-xEr4wdis&feature=related on his mobile phone The new 3 track Single TV Tears will be available to download from november the 29th and along with the original full band version and an acoustic version it also features Sirens Everyday an 8 minute Ollie Cherer ( Dollboy) tune Given the full Springs treatment some brilliant original cartoon work on the promo sleeve from Micheal Brandon

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • poorperformer

    things were running a bit late so we dropped 2 songs from our set CRUEL BRITTANIA and MY TOWN but we'll play them both at the next gig in Brighton . thanks to Lee McFadden who took some great video footage including Bug Going Round http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wktR47kemck and the new and as yet unrecorded The Hounslow Solicitors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJi2JbdPDjU and Chaz Rivers who filmed Miracle on High st http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-xEr4wdis&feature=related on his mobile phone The new 3 track Single TV Tears will be available to download from november the 29th and along with the original full band version and an acoustic version it also features Sirens Everyday an 8 minute Ollie Cherer ( Dollboy) tune Given the full Springs treatment some brilliant original cartoon work on the promo sleeve from Micheal Brandon

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • poorperformer

    SPRING LIVE Thursday 14th October St Aloysius Social club Euston London NW1 1TA help celebrate the launch of Vic Godards incredibly good new album WE COME AS ALIENS copies available on the night .. we are 1st on so get there early Sunday 21st November The Prince Albert Trafalgar St Brighton BN1 4ED A headline set with support to be confirmed We are playing in Brighton again for the 1st time in 7 or 8 years and it's only a fiver to get in or £4.00 advance check these 2 for details www.wegottickets www.myspace.com/theprincealbert Saturday 4th December // St Pauls church Brentford we have managed to persuade 2 of our favourite artists to support The Band Of Holy Joy & and Patrick Fitzgerald ( Kitchens of Distinction ) helphil@blueyonder.co.uk Saturday January 29th Tanned Tin festival // Teatro Principal Castellon Spain .. Accuarella records have invited us to play this brilliant indoor festival http://www.last.fm/festival/1566289+Tanned+Tin+2011

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • poorperformer

    Hello discerning music lover . Just over the half way Mark on the next Bitter Springs album (current title... ANYWHERE NICE ? ) yep seven songs down seven to go perhaps the BBC could donate some of their taxi budget and we could finish it and another 3 or 4 besides we will have one more download single this year to coincide with some dates in November /December with some original cartoon designs on the virtual sleeve from legendary New York cartoonist Mike P . The 3 songs to feature will be 1 .TV Tears 2. Sirens Everyday 3. Unplugged TV . TV tears.. has featured a couple of times in springs live sets and was recorded engineered by Matt Rhem Sirens everyday.. is a discarded Dollboy tune we Adopted and have been re-cycling and re- working for a couple of years Unplugged TV.. is just that... an acoustic version of TV Tears with a smart arse title cheers simon r

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Tishbriz

    Hello Mr Rivers, you should listen to Last Fm more, it is really groovy. Lee is disturbed by its randomness and inaccuracies. Viva Le Springs - best band ever. Trace H

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
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    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • poorperformer

    Greetings one and all can you see a light at the end of the tunnel? we have a new virtual 7 inch single released on april 26th My Life As A Dog In A Pigsty c/w The Hospital Run Harvey DL005 Some of you may have heard this song live .. where you would also have heard me proclaiming it to be not just the 'best song i've ever written' but 'the best song ANYONE has ever written' Faint praise indeed .Athough this release is download only we will be raffling 5 Ultra rare promo copies at our gig to launch the single (see attachment) We will be teaming up withour old pal Vic Godard on the night as our own support to play our Vic favourites from our time together and the legendary long decline will open the gig with some brilliant folk madness

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • poorperformer

    Hello Good Day and ..... thank god it's out AND EVEN NOW versions the monstrously great 5 song single from BITTER SPRINGS will be available for download any place anywhere in the world and at all times (phew) just as long as you've got access to a computer ( ask your children) it's on all the digital download sites ...and at a credit crunch busting price A film to accompany version 1 AND EVEN NOW made by the legendary Swedish (looking) director Kim Ashford is now up on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBTc_FH32Y and at www.myspace.com/bittersprings might take a day for youtube to get it up though Thanks to all those who have helped in the making of this our 10th single and to all those who have reviewed it or played it on their radio shows and those that haven't well even your shame should feel ashamed So get out there and download ... the future is ours ... spread the word Sisters and Brothers .. AND EVEN NOW ...THE BITTER SPRINGS

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • poorperformer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBTc_FH32Y

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • poorperformer

    hello all you incredibly handsome people The brand new 5 track springs single AND EVEN NOW ( versions) will be available to download from 26/ 10 / 09 from all your favourite download merchants at an all too reasonable price the main TITLE track is already getting national radio play in spain and of course the rest of europe and the world will surely follow if you would like a preview of version 4 MEME MAINTENANT - Vic Godard's hi energy guest French version featuring ex springs sticksman Neil Palmer on electronic drums. then go to www.myspace.com/vicgodard full details to follow v soon all the best to you and yours ...simon rivers

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • poorperformer

    the long awaited collaboration between simon rivers and alex abajian PILLS BY POST 10"inch single KIND WORDS/SINKING BOAT available to buy from http://www.pillsbypost.com

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • poorperformer

    10 songs now up on the my space page . plus new ONLY OUR GHOSTS 1. Only our ghosts - 2. Moving to the city - That sentimental slush 3. Bloodletting - Subrban Crimes of Every Happiness 4. The addison brothers - from the Parish of Arthritis 5. The ballad of little stubby fingers - Benny Hills wardrobe 6. Big sweaty dad - Poor Trace EP 7. All your own work - Poor Trace EP 8. Barbara - 5 die filming this lazy lark 9. Benny Hills Wardrobe - Benny Hills Wardrobe 10. Ken - From the parish of Arthritis PILLS BY POST - KIND WORDS /SINKING BOAT 10 inch single - the side project featuring Alex Abajian simon rivers Kim Ashford and Daniel Ashkenazy a limited addition of five hundred with hand printed sleeves by Alex Abajian very soon details as soon as is H/P new SPRINGS lp AND AS FOR THE RHYMING SLANG CARVERY is now about half way done just recorded 4 different versions of AND EVEN NOW hopefully for a single release and a version for the album )

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • poorperformer

    hi simon from the springs here just put 4 more songs on the my space page 9 1o in total) including brand new unreleased ONLY OUR GHOSTS www.myspace.com/bittersprings

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
  • poorperformer

    video of girl on a mountain bike on you tube put together by inshreds66 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvrqM8hoha4

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • poorperformer

    The BITTER SPRINGS have been tempted out of the studio to headline their one and only gig of 2008 those lovely people at the parliament club have invited us to play with the FALLEN LEAVES and the SIDELINERS on Saturday November the 15th at the Parliament Club at The Inn On The Green 3-5 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL (in between Ladbroke grove and Portobello rd) it's a great venue with a really good sound (nearest tubes NOTTING HILL GATE and LADBROKE GROVE) entrance £6.oo on the night doors 8pm 1st band on (SIDELINERS) 9pm SPRINGS on stage 10. 30 here's a link to the parliament clubs own my space http://www.myspace.com/theparliamentclub be lovely to see you there simple (the poor performer)

    19 Oct 2008 Reply
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