- Artist – The Treasures Of Mexico
Mark James Matthews – Vocals/Guitar
Robert Collins – Guitars/Piano
Nick Rice – Bass
Russell Baxter – Drums
Additional vocals by Beth Arzy
- Release – Always The Shadows
Always The Shadows
- Label – Spinout Nuggets
- Cat No. – SN046
- Release date – 27th of August 2021
The Treasures Of Mexico are a collection of long-time Medway musicians, including Mark Matthews and Bob Collins, both ex-members of UK Indie legends The Dentists (and many more since), with Russ Baxter on drums previously The Discords and Phaze and currently the same for Secret Affair, and Nick Rice on bass, the same for Groovy Uncle too. Additional vocals are provided by Jetstream Pony’s Beth Arzy.
Since the demise of The Dentists in the late 90’s, Mark and Bob, key contributors and founder members, have been busy through a number of side projects and contributions to worthy musical causes, both together and separately, and most recently contributing with The Treasures Of Mexico. With Mark on song-writing duties, in 2018 they released their second album ‘Everything Sparks Joy’ on Shelflife Records to much acclaim, hitting many Best Album Charts at the end of that year. The following year, ‘The Last Thing’, an album track, was released as a single on Spinout Nuggets, with two previously unreleased tracks, and a follow-up single, ‘Heart Shaped Clock/Stick With You’, was released last year too.
Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies, here we have ‘Always The Shadows’ backed with a cover of Yo La Tengo’s ‘Autumn Sweater’.
With the long musical journey to this day (including The Dentists, Coax, Fortress Madonna, Words Beginning With X, The Great Lines, Echo Heights), it’s not about the journey itself, it’s about what comes through those speakers, and into your lives, no matter how it got there.
The forty-sixth release on the Spinout Nuggets label, this will mostly be available via www.spinoutproductions.com/shop/, the band and all good record outlets worldwide.
Side A recorded by Jim Riley at Ranscombe Studios, Rochester, Kent.
Side B recorded by Harrison Vortex at a small room in East Sussex.
Published by Spinout Music.
Fox painting by Michael Clarke.
Artwork by Lee Grimshaw.