The Tumbledryer Babies

The Tumbledryer Babies

 Southend-on-Sea, England, GBR

Minimalist indie trio from a seaside town near London with a mix of stunted bittersweet life tales and joyous odes to the likes of Phil Spector and Elizabeth Montgomery. Recently worked with Kramer (Galaxie 500, Jeffrey Lewis) and Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Meat Puppets, Daniel Johnston).


The Tumbledryer Babies are a minimalist indie band from Southend-on-Sea, a seaside town near London, England. Originally a solo act formed in 2007, the band has since expanded to include two bass guitars, a drum machine and a stylophone. The band are known for prolific songwriting and recorded output as well as the ability to capture the attention of everyone in the room.

The band have recorded a 7" with Kramer (Galaxie 500, Jeffrey Lewis) and an EP with Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets, Daniel Johnston). They have played SXSW and have opened for Theoretical Girl, Television Personalities, Bearsuit, Kunt and the Gang, Tiger MCs, Bearcraft & The Lovely Eggs.

Influences include Florence Foster Jenkins, Leonard Cohen and Captain Beefheart. They have been compared to Darren Hayman, Daniel Johnston, Young Marble Giants, Syd Barrett, Roger McGough, Steve Harley and the Grease soundtrack.

“Pitch-perfect bedroom indie”

“Unabashedly low-key, brilliantly realised and strangely moving all at once”
Artrocker magazine


"So good!"
Nardwuar the Human Serviette

“Prolific lo-fi genius”
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


Wheat EP (August 2010)
Produced by Paul Leary

Tell Me What To Do / Marty Feldman Eyes 7" single (June 2010)
Side A1 mixed by Kramer
Side A2 produced by Paul Leary

Set List

Now The Geeks Have A Union
Just Like Pigpen
#1 Hit Song
Beautiful Mental Patient
Nowadays We Are So Very Different
Estuary Disaster, 1944
I Told Him It Was Wrong
If You See Her, Give Her Hell
Tell Me What To Do
Dirty Words & Dusty Corners
There's No Smoke Without You
Marty Feldman Eyes