Having released onto 5.25” floppy disc the first time around, it was decided to take a more “conventional” route with Ipswich's debut studio album. No need to panic though – Baby Factory, out July 20th through MUZAI Records, proves that they still are “noisy pricks.”
Winners of RDU's Roundup 2012 competition and steadily becoming a strong presence on the South Island live scene, Baby Factory exudes the bratty nature of the trio, but foremost it exemplifies their incredibly mature song-writing and execution. This is a band who sound like they should have grown up during the heyday of The Gordons and influencing them to a significant degree.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matthew Gunn, Baby Factory has been a closely developed work from the very first click track to the very final flourishes behind the mastering desk. At no point did it pass through the hands of anyone outside the three piece, allowing it to perhaps be subverted by a means not approved by Steven, Jamie and Matthew. Why chance it? It happens from time to time. Not on this occasion.
released 20 July 2012
Recorded in Hunter's sleep out by Matthew Gunn in February 2012.
Mixed and Mastered by Matthew Gunn.
Songs Written by Steven Marr, Matthew Gunn and Jamie Larson
Artwork and design by Daniel Blackball Alexander
Booklet Babies by Jessica Dew
Ipswich would like to thank Hunter and family, Tristan, Heather Larson, Vince Marr, Amy Marr, Jan Marr, Iain Sweetman, everyone who inspired a hate song, Daniel Blackball Alexander, Sonic Masala, Sam Valentine, Snoop Dogg, 420, Girlfriends, Jessica Dew, Satan, Rhett, T54, Idiot Prayer, Anthesiac, O'Lovely, Villain, The River Jones and all the bands that have played with us, Blink, RDU, all our friends and family and last (but by no means least) Benjii.
In loving memory of Alison Goldthorpe. She wouldn't have enjoyed this music but would have supported me anyway.