The Westfield Mining Disaster

Profile:
A British indie pop band from Midsomer Norton, England, formed in 2006 by songwriter Paul Towler. Blending typically British sounding jangle pop with an unusual twist of Americana alt-country, The band's songs favour left-wing politics and personal reflection.

The original line-up included Paul Towler (b. 1965 Bristol, England; guitar), Geoff Malkin (guitar), Stewart Black (bass) and Mike Barker (drums). Later members include Liz Black (vocals) and Chris Bennett (guitar).

To date, The Westfield Mining Disaster have released music with Cloudberry Records (USA), Vollwert Records (Germany) and Cider City Records (UK). The band's debut album 'Big Ideas From Small Places' was endorsed by BBC Radio 6 on it's release.

'A rare beast, melodic pop with bite! ...they share Paul Heaton’s knack for sneaking barbed social commentary into the most innocent sounding of melodies’
- Vive Le Rock

'The band champion the poor and downtrodden in their lyrics... it's a shame more bands aren't telling tales of what it means to live in the UK in 2010'
- Sounds XP

'lovely, witty guitar pop... exactly what's missing from British pop music nowadays (reminiscent of Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice)'
- Cactus Killer Radio
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The Westfield Mining Disaster Discography Tracks

Albums

Cidereye 11 The Westfield Mining Disaster - Big Ideas From Small Places album art The Westfield Mining Disaster Big Ideas From Small Places(CD, Album) Cider City Records Cidereye 11 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Cloudberry 015 The Westfield Mining Disaster - Not Everybody Gets To Be A Rolling Stone album art The Westfield Mining Disaster Not Everybody Gets To Be A Rolling Stone(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Cloudberry Records Cloudberry 015 US 2007 Sell This Version
The Westfield Mining Disaster - Hank Williams Saved My Life album art The Westfield Mining Disaster Hank Williams Saved My Life (Single) Cloudberry Records US 2008 Sell This Version
The Westfield Mining Disaster - Everyone's So Spiteful In This Town album art The Westfield Mining Disaster Everyone's So Spiteful In This Town (EP) Closet Trekkie Records 2008 Sell This Version
edi - 016 The Westfield Mining Disaster - Judy Greer album art The Westfield Mining Disaster Judy Greer(CDr, Mini, EP) Edition 59 edi - 016 Germany 2008 Sell This Version