From a post on the Yoko Ono Tribute Weekend blog:
'Tea Dust are included in a list of projects coming out of the "breeding ground" of The Wine Cellar [in Stevie Kaye's essay in Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound in New Zealand] but this is kind of misleading. While this is true insofar as Angeline and I met via Wine Cellar associations, I've never lived in Auckland and we didn't play together until we were both living in the UK. The only locations in which Tea Dust has technically existed as a band are London and Witney (West Oxfordshire). In fact, Angeline decided at some point that our 7" was going to be a concept record about our trips to visit Stonehenge ("Driving around/Circles and mounds") and North Leigh Roman Villa in West Oxfordshire ("It's not what I expected/Kinda like the light here"). Pretty far from The Wine Cellar then!'
released April 1, 2011
all songs made up and recorded by ben [spiers] and jane [austen aka angeline chirnside] in england 2009/2010.
It's just so easy for Martin Phillips, innit? Even after more than 30 years, he's writing the kind of effortless melodies that most songwriters would kill for. So this is just another perfect pop record to add to their discography. This will easily be a top 10 of the year.
Thanks Mark, love both records - couldn’t choose between them - the best of both worlds of the music you make. What would be equally as cool would be to see you dive into your New Zealand heritage on your next double record! Surely just as much history and music to be had there too. Cheers rse1985