new from Nic Dalton: Just Like Honey

“In May 1986 I was twenty-one and spending the last month or so by myself in the house the Plunderers had rented in Melbourne. The rest of the Plunderers had moved back to Canberra on our way to make Sydney our new home. I recorded a handful of songs including this cover of The Jesus And Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey” that had come out six months earlier on their Psychocandy album. As much as I loved their over-the-top tinny fuzz that was sprayed across the entire album, I wanted to make a less extreme version.” – Nic

Recorded on a Tascam 244 in West Melbourne at the house called Romolo in May 1986. All instruments by Nic Dalton. Mixed by Pete Jones at Charing Cross Studio 1998 and mastered by William Bowden at Festival 1998. Mixed and mastered alongside all the tracks that appeared on the Romolo 86-88 album (released on cd in 1998) but not seen the light of day until now. A loungeroom mix of the song was previously released on the Plunderers Half A Cow cassette that was given away at a Plunderers show at the ANU Union Bar in October 1986.

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The first new music from Nic Dalton since 2018, “I Don’t Have a Team” is a song about not following a footy team, released on the eve of the footy finals weekend in Australia. Backed with a version of Captain Sensible’s “Brenda Pt 2” which first appeared on Captain Sensible’s Women and Captains First (1982) and was co-written with Robyn Hitchcock.

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