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McCullagh doing a solo project.

One of South Africa's (SA) best known Rock Music artists, Terence McCullagh is working on his first solo album.

McCullagh, better known as Tully McCully, has headed up McCully Workshop, for over thirty years. The band have had multiple hits, including the SA pop music standard, The Buccaneer. Tully is the bass player and lead vocalist for the group. They released their last album, Infinity, one of many, as recently as October last year.

McCullagh is also known for his record production activities, with hits by Lesley Rae Dowling, Crocodile Harris, Zayn Adam and others to his credit.

His Spaced Out Sounds Studios, where he was resident for most of his professional career, turned out dozens, perhaps hundreds, of award winning TV and radio commercials. In all that time he never made a solo record of his own music, as a solo act.

During the last part of the production of the Infinity album, the label Tin Can Discs, considered peeling off one or two tracks submitted by McCullagh becau…

Tiny Magnetic Pets Third EP


Tiny Magnetic Pets : The Politburo Disko EP
Focus Track: Blitzed
Release: The Politburo Disko EP
Release date: 21st July 2020

For fans of: Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Blondie, The Killers, Chvrches.

From Dublin, TINY MAGNETIC PETS are now bringing their blend of New Wave-infused Germanic Synthpop to all streaming platforms. Like the rest of the world, TMP’s 2020 plans have been placed on lockdown.

TMP have been busy updating their their back catalogue on streaming services with the release of their first 2 EPs ‘Stalingrad’ & ‘The NATO Alphabet’ both making their streaming debut last month.
July will see the release of ‘The Politburo Disko’ EP on all streaming services with ‘Blitzed’ as the single.

Rather appropriately for the current world climate, the song deals with boredom, loss of control and the downsides of social media where by it’s very nature dupes us into thinking that everyone else is having a better life than us. It is however delivered in the ty…

Blitzed - Tiny Magnetic Pets - Single

Life as an aspirant recording artist can be a tough!
Dublin based New Wave rockers Tiny Magnetic Pets, have a new single. The track is Blitzed
The struggle to survive in the music biz is reflected in lyrics like - 
Everyone you know is better off than you. Makes you want to run and hide.
Nothing happens around here So I take pictures with my phone So much communication still, I'd rather be alone Saw you blitzed at the album launch Face down on the floor Smile for the CCTV camera

The catchy melody and production are set against autobiographical and socially aware lyrics. This makes for a weighty release in the usually lightweight pop music scene.

Release due on all platforms (stream and download) on the 10th of July 2020. 
Link to preview  - iTunes
Link to the band's website -  Web Pages

Zayn Adam - Power Ballad Remixes - A Birthday Reminder

Zayn was not just a good singer, he had a great voice.

He is remembered with this EP, which has been in the pipeline for over a year now. It reminds us of just what a great vocal stylist he was.

Terence (Tully) McCullagh sent me a remix of a Zayn duet with Terri Lynn in February 2019. He had recorded the song with Zayn in the 1980s. We subsequently issued the track, I won't cry, as a single in April 2019.

Zayn used to keep a ear open for local (South Africa based) writers for his releases. This EP includes two such songs, scouted by him. Cape based, Martin Wolf wrote I won't cry for Zayn.

The updates and improvement in sound on the first remix were a real surprise for me.  We agreed to select a handful of ballads that Tully had produced and he would remix these with contemporary sounds and some new instrumentation. The result is a five track EP titled - Power Ballads. This will go live on the late Zayn Adam's birthday, the 7th of July 2020.

The tracks selected include the