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Romance (Tubelord album)

Romance is the second and final studio album by the British alternative rock band Tubelord. It was released on the October 10, 2011 on the independent UK label Pink Mist.[6] The album was the follow up to their 2009 album, Our First American Friends and 2010 EP, Tezcatlipōca. It is their first full-length album with bassist Tom Coulson-Smith and synth/keys James Elliot Field. The album has been released on compact disc, digital download and vinyl.

Tubelord - Romance album artwork.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 2011
GenreAlternative rock
Math rock
Indie pop
LabelPink Mist
Tubelord chronology
Pop Songs for Rock Kids
Singles from Romance
  1. "4t3"
    Released: 12 July 2011
  2. "My First Castle"
    Released: 14 September 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
MusicVita.com8/10 stars[1]
thisisfakediy.com8/10 stars[2]
NME6/10 stars[3]
Bowlegsmusic.com2.5/10 stars[4]
thedigitalfix.com7/10 stars[5]

The song "4t3", which was released on July 13, 2011, has been quoted by Prendergast to be named after an occurrence with a taxi driver who they had got a lift with and started conversing about the number of people they have had sex with, which then the taxi driver responded with "43 people".[7] Opening track "Over In Brooklyn" is a continuation from the closing track (which is the title track) of Our First American Friends.

The song "My First Castle", which was released September 14, 2011, is currently the only single of the album, and was released in cassette form via the Pink Mist bigcartel website.[8] The cassette features "My First Castle" as well as two bonus tracks titled "Elle Barge" and "Death" on the A side, with the B side featuring six spoken word poems by three poets; Rachael Allen, Andrew Parkes and Sam BW from London Arts collective clinic.[9]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Tubelord.

1."Over In Brooklyn"3:26
2."Never Washboard"3:31
5."Here Is Nothing"3:23
6."Go Old"3:00
7."My First Castle"3:07
10."In Greenland"4:28
11."Tidy Diggs"4:09
Total length:38:43


  • Joseph Prendergast - Guitar, Lead Vocals, Keyboard, Percussion
  • Tom Coulson-Smith - Bass Guitar, Percussion
  • David Catmur - Drums, Backing Vocal, Percussion
  • James Elliot Field - Piano, Keyboard, Percussion


  1. ^ "MusicVita review".
  2. ^ "DIY". DIY.
  3. ^ "Album Review: Tubelord - 'Romance' - NME". NME.
  4. ^ "bowlegsmusic review".
  5. ^ "The Digital Fix - Film, Music, Video Games, Television & Geek Culture". The Digital Fix.
  6. ^ "Pink Mist website".
  7. ^ The story behind the name of the song 4t3 on YouTube
  8. ^ Mist, Pink. "Home". Pink Mist.
  9. ^ "- London Arts collective clinic".