March 25, 2023

Modcast #535: In Depth With Timothy Cameron

modcacst 535Here we go with a great convo with Timnothy Cameron, Canadian power poppin', singer, songwriter aka T.C. Folkpunk, aka Caremonoise. We get into it pretty deep podering things like can a band have home field advantage? What's it like to retool your own music? What TV show did Timothy audition for? And what movie was he actually cast in? Listen in and be sure to check out his music on Bandcamp. Speaking of which, if you're a fan of the music on this show you will definitely dig all of his albums.

His music is straight ahead power poppin rock and roll, sixties influenced with hints and echoes of power pop down through the ages. Songs like Here Crumbles The Bride, a great early rock and roll sounding, Kinksish sort of stomper. And Caution Tape, a very Whoish track with a definite early Pete Townshend feel to it. The last couple of years though Timothy has been recording and playing as Cameronoise, and interestingly he's taken many of his T.C. Folkpunk songs and retooled them with a full band, adding additional instrumentation and dropping the lyrics to make them all instrumentals. There's a bit of a mod jazz vibe to some, but others rock pretty hard. Described as "Booker T & The MGs meet The Smithereens in Paul McCartney's attic", and I have to say that is spot on.

Listen now

T.C. Folkpunk -- I've Got News For You (2022)
Cameronoise -- Atrophy Wife (2022)
Bob Dylan -- Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (1974)
Billy Bragg -- Ideology (1986)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions -- Wednesday Week (1979)
The Knack -- That's What The Little Girls Do (1979)
Cameronoise -- Caution Tape (2022)
T.C. Folkpunk - I'm Not Bitter (2021)

Bonus Third Set

Cameronoise - The Place I Leave Behind

T.C. Folkpunk - I Overheard Somebody Telling Me

Cameronoise - Page Before Me