Ye Wiles from Tunbridge Wells in South East England are a lazy critic's worst nightmare - sometimes described as a post punk, indie, ska-core, violin/folk driven experimental left field low fi punk rock band. And that was the simple version! With a range of influences that take Ye Wiles from Gang Of Four and The Monochrome Set through to Fugazi and on to Rancid and even The Cardiacs - we have a totally schizophrenic punk band that could only come from the UK.
Building on a great underground live reputation, Ye Wiles can be seeing turning kids in Brighton into music crazed lemmings, as they scale 30 foot up the wrought iron structure of the Concorde 2 roof to launch themselves onto the 500 moshers below. Alongside this tour mayhem Ye Wiles have consistently recorded and released many self-funded releases on the DIY musicians resource Unlabel.
These releases are all gone now although a few of the live favourites have been re-recorded and improved for this album.In a developing tradition and true DIY style the recording of "Smoothing The Horrors Of Indigestion" was only possible after Ye Wiles had built their own studio, the "Ramshackle Faculty Studio", in a converted shed. Ye Wiles' first act was to record this album; a truly DIY punk rock venture in these days of happy shiny mass-produced mass-market punk. Be prepared to be witness to a classic album of eclectic English eccentricity.
1. The Standard Player
2. Shuffle # 2
3. Cry Wolf
4. The Canvas That Hums
5. The Face In The Cloud Smiles
6. In Appreciation Of Zoltan Kodaly
7. Rush, Our Faces Follow
8. If You Don't Catch The Last Train Home It Won't Happen
10. Microwave Meals And Ideals
12. Shuffle # 3
13. Grope For An Anchor