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The Hepburns - Only The Hours

by The Hepburns

  • Cassette

    A limited edition C42 transparent dark green Cassette Tape. Featuring a digital download slip of the album inside the tape.

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  • Limited edition Digifile/Ecopak CD
    Compact Disc (CD)

    A limited edition Digifile/Ecopak CD. Featuring a digital download slip of the album inside the CD. The discs in the package are CD-R with full colour onbody print.

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The Llanelli (South Wales) based indie band The Hepburns, who formed in 1985, return in the finest of form with their fourteenth album 'Only The Hours', an album packed full of classic indie pop gems.

1. First a Beak and then an Eye (overture)
2. Roy
3. On the Parcels
4. Bom Bom Bom
5. Heading for the City
6. Desmond Douglas
7. Romeo Kilo
8. Send this Film Back to Leni
9. Student of the Game
10. Only the Hours
11. Chapman and Miles
12. Drinking Tea in Cars
13. Monte Carlo Is A State Of Mind
14. You’re Leaving us Geoffrey
15. First a Beak and then an Eye (epilogue)

"When I met Matt Jones I knew that The Hepburns had recorded a 20 track album in 2018 that ended up in the freezer.
When I finally heard the whole thing I suggested releasing it asap since it was such a thing of beauty. So, we ended up taken 5 weaker tracks out to make it a very strong album. My vocals were added and the guitar of Andrew Clement as we recently joined the club.

The stunning result is the Only The Hours album: a soundtrack to a bleak 60s spy film with the likes of Barry and Morricone as an inspiration. It’s a wonderful follow up to the Architecture of the Ages, although it is a bit darker." - Stella Rosa (The Hepburns) 2023


released March 3, 2023

All Songs written by Matt Jones

Matt Jones - rhythm guitar and vocals
Estella Rosa - vocals, additional programming
Mike Thomas - bass, melodica
Les Mun - drums and percussion, programming
A.D. Clement - lead guitar

Marcus Tilt - keys, arrangements
Sue Reece - flute
Cris Haines - flugelhorn
Awen Gravell - clarinet

Mixed by Anthony Rochester and Les Mun
Mastered by Andrew Rose
Artwork by Estella Rosa





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