Mutiny 2000 Records
Entopy - the new album from Signia Alpha - released 20 October 2023
The album has been described as '...melodic post-punk psychedelic new age rock...'
Influences include the melodic post punk of the Paul Gray (who plays bass on the album) era Damned, Buzzcocks, The Stranglers and Pink Floyd.
'...10 powerful tracks on a remarkable album that deserves repeated listens...'
Entropy is the new album by Signia Alpha, a group spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist Matt Webster, who provides drums, guitars and some vocals.
Guest musicians include:
Paul Gray (The Damned, Wingmen, Sensible Gray Cells, Eddie & The Hot Rods) adds his distinctive Rickenbacker bass guitar to all 10 tracks on the album.
Singer-songwriter Harris (Chaing, Grim, Nowt, Zed) co-writes and sings six songs.
Mathew Seamarks (Disciples of Spess), writer of 'This Song' as heard on The Stranglers 'Dark Matters' album, co-writes and sings 'Building Castles In Spain'.
Simon 'Nogsy' Nolan (SpyBand, Zed), original vocalist for early '80s anarcho punks Anti-System, co-writes and sings 'On Diego Garcia'.
Guitarist Wulf Ingham lends his psychedelic solos to a couple of tracks.
Jazz saxophonist Keith Jafrate and flautist Chris Walsh sprinkle their melodic flourishes over several songs.
Past releases from Bradford-based bands and artists
Mutiny 2000 Records was formed in 1998 and was intended to release music from bands recorded at Mutiny 2000 Studios, which was based at The Mill, Thornton Road, Bradford, from 1998 until 2008 (and the as Mutiny until 2018).
The label released two compilation albums in the early 2000s - White Abbey Road (2000) and Soup Bowl Press (2003) - featuring Bradford acts including Zed, Moota, Rob Heaton's Gardeners Of Eden, Grim, Kwai Chang Caine, Shiny Beast, Angelo Palladino, Denny Austin, Elvis Taxis and others, as well as original albums by Moota, Jazz Mutiny and Kwai Chang Caine.
Mutiny 2000 Records also remastered and re-released recordings by a number of earlier Bradford bands on CD. These included the entire back catalogue of The Psycho Surgeons, Zed, Requiem, The Negativz, The Convulsions, Nick Toczek, Western Dance and Primate.
In 2007, the label released a seven inch single which contained the ashes of the late Wild Willi Beckett pressed in lime green vinyl (Willi's favourite colour). The single's A side was Kingdom Come, Bring It On! by The Psurgeons; a recording of the last song Willi was working on (and in fact was due to record on the day of his death) and features some of his vocals alongside the line-up that he was in the process of recording a new album with. The B side was Willi's first ever recording - Straw Hats, from 1980, with the original line-up of New Model Army.
In recent years, Mutiny 2000 Records continued sporadically with CD and online releases from Nick Toczek, East Coast Mainline and Signia Alpha.
The Columbus Memoirs
by Nick Toczek & Signia Alpha
Limited edition 10-track blue and white marble vinyl LP.
This 2022 release from Mutiny 2000 Records is a collaboration between author and performer Nick Toczek, one of Bradford's original ranting poets, and Signia Alpha, the musical project of drummer and producer (and co-author of Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys) Matt Webster, which harnesses the talents of members of numerous Bradford bands.
Walking The Tightrope
by Nick Toczek & Signia Alpha
Limited edition 11 track transparent yellow vinyl LP.
This 2021 release from Mutiny 2000 Records is a collaboration between author and performer Nick Toczek, one of Bradford's original ranting poets, and Signia Alpha, the musical project of drummer and producer (and co-author of Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys) Matt Webster, which harnesses the talents of members of numerous Bradford bands.
This is the follow up to their Shooting The Messenger album which was released in 2020 on purple vinyl LP, CD and download.