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Quitting The Biscuits

by Mint Biscuit

On Elva 04:57


A little EP to purge some final tracks from my archive and out into the world...

Photo is of me, on Elva Plain, near Cockermouth, Cumberland. Taken by my lovely wife.

Review of Quitting The Biscuits
by Hans Werksman of herecomestheflood.com

"It turns out that Welsh guitarist Richard Thomas was not done after he had released a trilogy of homemade albums by his solo project Mint Biscuit. He went back to his collection of instrumentals and picked five of them that he particularly liked for an EP, Quitting The Biscuits.

After the short Boss Sounds Lady - basically an exploration of the capabilities of effects pedal he just got his hands on - Thomas takes the listener for a walk on Elva Hill in Cumbria, a place best known for an ancient stone circle that has been the source of many tales and speculations. On Elva is a beautiful piece of meandering, pastoral psych rock. Why he has been sitting on this one for so long is a mystery.

North-Easter is a throwback to his days as a member of the indie rock band Mint. With Phase Out, he dares to experiment again, playing a flurry of soft-spoken minor key chords. With the bluesy Slide In Baby - using a theme he also explored with Polaroid Android on his Instrumental Illness album - Thomas brings the EP to a close. Quitting The Biscuits is not just an afterthought or the result of a Spring clearing. It's short for sure, but it can stand on its own".


released May 14, 2021

Total running time 16:48

All music © Mint Biscuit (Richard Thomas).
Cover photo © Rachel Thomas.
Released by Mint Biscuit Sounds.


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Mint Biscuit Sounds Cockermouth, UK

"Melodic cacophony oozing loveliness"

Tunes from Welsh guitarist and songwriter,
Mint Biscuit
(Richard Thomas)

Plays on Lake District Radio, Dean Radio, BBC Introducing In Cumbria, and Banks Radio Australia.

Press at Here Comes The Flood, Times & Star, and Aldora Britain Records Community.
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