The debut Puncture Kit album, The Bicycle Drummer, is OUTNOW! It’s available on CD or Digital download HERE. Thanks to Sunni, Alex and Studio 284. All this music was recorded and played on Puncture Kit and a few overdubs with a vacuum cleaner, a fruit bowl, a box of nails and little wind up toy…no electronics! Recorded and produced by A.Pettman. Mastered by Debut Audio Mastering. Hope you enjoy it!!
Review of “The Bicycle Drummer” album in BONESHAKER MAGAZINE
“…..We featured Puncture Kit (David Osborne to his mum) way back in issue 1 of Boneshaker, which seems like a lifetime ago now – since then he’s gone on to play at Glastonbury Festival and Milan Design Fair, at Alexandra Palace London playing support before The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine and Bombay Bicycle Club, even at the London 2012 Olympic road cycling events. So we were delighted when he got in touch to tell us he’s just released his debut album, The Bicycle Drummer. Cycling’s all about rhythm. About going your own way, doing your own thing. So a drum kit mounted on a bike makes a lot of sense, especially when it’s played with this kind of freewheeling skill…
It’s a blast, and surprisingly varied too, when you consider it’s basically ten extended drum solos, each recorded in one take, with minimal overdubs. There’s samba and afro-beat, jungle and hip hop, crisp minimalism, fun-loving party tracks and clinical rhythmic workouts. Fittingly enough, it works a treat as cycling music. Now I know that riding with headphones is frowned upon by many – there’s a time and a place for it, and it’s never a good idea to turn it up too loud in heavy traffic – but it shouldn’t be banned or anything; anyone who calls for that should also call for a ban on cars with roofs and stereos, or face being called a hypocrite. Anyway – back to business, to this marvelous album. As I was saying, it’s great headphone music, the crisp snare, the little hi-hat kisses, the immaculate production panning the beats back and forth through your head. It’s a rich, rewarding percussive feast – soundtrack for an almighty booty shake. Question is, can you dance and cycle at the same time?…”