Heart of the Matter LP

by True Strays

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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Heart of the Matter LP. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    This album was funded by our fans, friends and family during a 2020 crowdfunding/ kickstarter campaign.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases March 18, 2022

      £7 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Gatefold signed CD of the incredible debut 12 track album with bespoke artwork designed by the sensational Patch de Keyes. (patchdkeyes.co.uk)

    This eagerly anticipated release, was nearly abandoned due to continued lock downs and lost incomes, but the generosity of our fans, friends and family helped raise nearly £10,000 to get the album finished. Any purchases will help get the band out on the road in 2022 to play our new music!

    Only 100 signed copies available.

    Includes digital pre-order of Heart of the Matter LP. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 18, 2022
    item ships out on or around March 10, 2022
    edition of 100 

      £12 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Gatefold signed 12" heavy vinyl of the incredible debut 12 track album with bespoke artwork designed by the sensational Patch de Keyes. (patchdkeyes.co.uk)

    This eagerly anticipated release, was nearly abandoned due to continued lock downs and lost incomes, but the generosity of our fans, friends and family helped raise nearly £10,000 to get the album finished. Any purchases will help get the band out on the road in 2022 to play our new music!

    Vinyl production delays mean that we are unlikely to get the vinyl to you before it's release date. There is currently a 22 week wait on vinyl production. We are hoping to ship them to you before the end of May 2022.

    Only 100 signed copies available.

    Includes digital pre-order of Heart of the Matter LP. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases March 18, 2022
    item ships out on or around May 31, 2022
    edition of 100 

      £25 GBP or more 

     

  • Grab a gatefold signed CD of the incredible debut 11 track album with bespoke artwork designed by the sensational Patch de Keyes (patchdkeyes.co.uk) alongside the specially commissioned 2022 UK Tour T by Tea in Dreamland for a bumper price only until 28 February 2022.

    This eagerly anticipated release, was nearly abandoned due to continued lock downs and lost incomes, but the generosity of our fans, friends and family helped raise nearly £10,000 to get the album finished. Any purchases will help get the band out on the road in 2022 to play our new music!
    shipping out on or around March 10, 2022
    edition of 51 

      £33 GBP or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Shirt

    Help get True Strays on the road this April with this dazzling limited edition Tea in Dreamland designed Yin and Yang inspired T. Printed on certified organic cotton on a classic black vegan T. Super comfy!

    Only 50 available to buy online until 28th February. Shirts delivered by 1st April 2022 in time for the tour!

    This T will only be on sale as part of the pre-order campaign with limited stock available at April 2022 shows.
    shipping out on or around March 18, 2022
    edition of 50 

      £25 GBP or more 

     

1.
Campesina
2.
Been hunting you For 98 days Been getting me down Down to the ground And If I work more than I live And If I take more than I give And If I get my kicks for free What's left of me, there ain't much left to see God damn my soul Lets stop and turn No more slash and burn Bitter and betrayed Karma I never saved Burn this mother fucker down B urn this mother fucker down to the ground.
3.
I’ve been howling When your sea’s been rough You’ve been fumbling and tumbling You’ve been struck down By thunder and lightning Your hands are tough from pulling on the ropes That tie this ship together Now it's hanging off of hope I’m an old salt dog Old salt dog I’ve been howling Howling for you Patching up your sails Heading into the breeze To find a little island with calmer seas Living off the fruit Of a dedication tree Sleeping under stars wrapped inside a green palm leaf For you my love I’ve been howling all through night For you my dear could have put up more of a fight
4.
They tell me love’s a losing game Well I would lose everyday just to gain one more with you Well I know I ain’t ashamed To feel the way I do, yes it’s true Beecause I get high So high on you I get high One day I’m going to break on through So forget about what’s outside Let your heart lead the way When the rains don’t come and the field don’t show Well I know what seed it is I’m gonna sow Lay it down by your feet and watch that flower grow I’m gonna climb to the top I’m gonna beat your drum I won't stop Ohh I get high on you Ahh I get high on you
5.
War Cry
6.
Conflict
7.
This is an Emergency
8.
Golden Age
9.
Rosalea
10.
Colours in Between
11.
In Your Hands
12.
Heart of the Matter

about

Digging deep into the internal psych, holding to account your actions and those of others around you. Putting your energy where it is valued, and respected. Don’t let the self deprecating internal beast take control, or that of another. Learn to love, firstly to yourself then it will flow to others. Be honest, a lie will only unravel itself, leaving the brutal truth of what it tries to hide. And when you have made mistakes, learn from them, it will make you stronger. Creep closer to the calm of a setting sun, letting love, sex and vulnerability bathe on you, accept loss, don't fight it, embrace it, take the vulgar nauseating pulse of pain, hold it by the scruff, take the weight and the woe, reassemble the parts to form a brighter you, a stronger us. Understand that we all wear multiple masks, don't forget who is beneath.

credits

releases March 18, 2022

All Songs Written and Arranged by True Strays.
Recorded at Crossleaze Studios, Bath
New Cut Studios, Bristol
Produced by Thomas Benjamin Cooper
Engineered by Charles Grimsdale
Mixed & Mastered by George Perks
Artwork & Design by Patch D Keyes
Logo by Lewis Kay Thatcher

True Strays are:
James Cameron - Vocals & Guitars
Joe James - Vocals, Bass & Guitars

Additional Musicians:
Matt Cooke - Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Tom Cooper - Guitars and Vocals
Robert Grist - Keyboards
Jonny Henderson - Hammond Organ
Jonny Lawes - Saxophone
Kanti Qena - Quena Flute
Jeanette Rojas - Zampoñas

Kickstarter Vocals - Let Your Heart Lead The Way
Katalina Thoms
Anouska Streets

Additional Vocals - Campesina
Natali Martinez Riobo
Marta Gonzalez

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True Strays Bristol, UK

True Strays are lifelong friends, songwriters and country boys - Joseph James and James Cameron - from Bristol, England. Their music is a cathartic celebration of alternative roots americana and blues rock.

The duo draw influences from Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Fleetwood Mac and modern acts like Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr and the Black Keys.
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