by Tim Bick

supported by
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1.40 GBP  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "These things are amazing. Completely indestructible. You can smear marmalade all over them, chuck them round the room. anything. And they still play perfectly" - Peter Powell, 1981

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ariège via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      £2.50 GBP or more 


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 10 Tim Bick releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Ashes, Magpie, Feel, Scala, God, Information, Ariège, Star, and 2 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £12.67 GBP or more (25% OFF)


Ariège 03:35
Slang 03:22


Do you know who you are? Or why? These are the questions Tim tries to answer on the title track, and inevitably he fails. Even a summer spent at a nudist colony off the coast of South Africa couldn't help him uncover his basic nature, though he did find a lot of loose change he thought he'd lost.

"As luck would have it though, Mr Bick seems a witty character and if his humorous bio isn’t enough to lift the mood, then the tongue-in-cheek air of his indie chart topper ‘Ariège’ is certainly capable of getting the job done. Don’t be kidded however, into thinking that what we’ve got here is a novelty record or a throwaway play thing, because behind the dry-wit lyrics and quirky vocal approach is a well put together tune that boasts an unfussy and really likeably catchy main melody. Built around blocky piano notes and the type of sparkly guitar riffs beloved of mop-topped indie finger-wagglers, ‘Ariège’ wears its sixties – and in particular Lennon – influence proudly on its colourful military jacket sleeve, but there’s more up to date resonance too, both in the shape of Britpop luminaries Suede and The Bluetones, or Bick’s current home town brethren The Electric Soft Parade. A new dawn it is not, but a smart execution of a sound that’s retained its popularity from decade to decade it certainly is." - Andy Leigh,


released December 14, 2014

Composed and performed by Tim Bick
Mastering by Noel Summerville at 3345
Cover photography: Jason Hook
Bone xylophone supplied by Archer's Butchery


all rights reserved



Tim Bick Brighton, UK

Reversing into the twenty first century with one eye on the rearview mirror and the other fixed on 1973. And he's not a very careful driver either.

contact / help

Contact Tim Bick

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

Tim Bick recommends:

If you like Tim Bick, you may also like: