high time EP released 10 November 2019 exclusive to Bandcamp.
1. Monkey With The Bloodshot Eyes
2. Nine To Five
3. Valium Day
4. Superman

The new EP ‘Country Mountain’ was released 10 September 2018 as a download only on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon Music, CD Baby and Google Play. Choose your preferred version at the following link

The EP was Mastered for iTunes by Tim Young at Metropolis and is available worldwide on the iTunes Store
Núa Records © ℗ 2018 // Released (10 September 2018). 

The five songs are mostly acoustic with a blend of mandolin and fiddle on ‘Country Mountain’, brass on ‘Just Like The Beatles’ and reverse electric guitar on ‘Black Irish Dogs’. All tracks feature Boz Boorer (better known for his work with MORRISSEY and The Polecats) on guitar and bass.
‘The Highway’, ‘Just Like The Beatles’, ‘Country Mountain’, and ‘Black Irish Dogs’ feature the drumming of David Ruffy (better known for his work with The RUTS, Edwyn Collins, Kirsty MacColl, Sinead O’ Connor and The Waterboys).

Album notes

On arriving in Portugal, I picked up an Alvarez acoustic guitar and sang ‘Black Irish Dogs’ and ‘Country Mountain’. Days later, an old acoustic song ‘No One Ever Told Me’ took shape when a haunting cello sound was added. ‘The Highway’ took on a sound reminiscent of U2 Joshua Tree era as Dave Ruffy played the drums. Before completing the session, we invited local musician Stuart Wilcock to play fiddle on ‘Country Mountain’ and ‘Black Irish Dogs’ which transformed both songs.

Recorded in Serra Vista Studio from June, August and October 2017.
Produced by Boz Boorer.


  • Beadvocals // acoustic guitar // keyboard
  • Boz Boorerelectric guitar // bass // mellotron // mandolin // percussion
  • David Ruffythe drums
  • Stuart Wilcockfiddle on ‘Black Irish Dogs’ & ‘Country Mountain’
  • Clare Murphybacking vocals on ‘Just Like The Beatles’
  • Dr Winston O’ Boogievoice at end of ‘Just Like The Beatles’
  • Midnight Choir (Debs, John, Lyn, Boz, Bead) – additional singing on ‘Country Mountain’

    Mixed by Bead™ Mastered by Tim Young @ Metropolis, London, England.

Battles Stations was recorded at Serra Vista Studio, Portugal, in September 2010 by Boz Boorer and Bead.

Battle Stations Credits //

Recorded and produced by Boz Boorer @ Serra Vista Studio, Monchique, Portugal

Additional recording by Cam Blackwood / Boz Boorer @ Voltaire Road Studio, Clapham, London, England

All songs written by Dave Dwyer (aka Bead) 

Except ‘Almost Anything’ co-written by BEAD/Homeboy 

aka Dave Dwyer/Gwyn Maughan

© 2011 NUA records/IMRO/MCPS/RAAP

[3,5,7] Mixed by Boz Boorer, Portugal 

[1,2,4,6,8] Mixed by Cam Blackwood, London Mastered by Cam Blackwood

 Sleeve by BEAD / layout by Abby, Little Bird Design

Front cover street art by $olus © 2010 Used with kind permission

Photographs by BEAD © 2011 

Photo of Bead by Shay Cosgrave

Musicians //

BEAD / voice, acoustic guitar 

BOZ BOORER / guitars, string arrangements, harmonica, Ebow, medronho, bass on ‘Almost Anything’

DOM KELLY / bass guitar [2-8], banjo [3,6]

SHAY COSGRAVE / the drums