Formed in 2009, the Stampletons is a 60s style Beat band from Belarus. Shortly afterwards they released a first album as a limited local edition. Everything about the band was right - the clothes, the haircuts, the sound, the attidude and as a first appreciation the Russian band the Cavestompers invited them to play a show in Moscow. Not only that but one year later they recorded their 2nd album live at the Doo-Dah King bar, Minsk, which never saw the light of day and soon after this recordings the band fractured. This double vinyl here is an almost definitive over-view of the bands early recordings. Featuring a crystal-clear sound and lyrics about spring, girls, love and without any vulgarity or affectation they have laid down some mighty pure Beat/R&B/British Mod sounds. The first disc features the bands debut album of distinctive 60s sound in the vein of early The Kinks, The Action, Small Faces, The Who and of course the Beatles, with chirpy vocals by Alex Stampleton being reminiscient of Steve Marriot or Ray Davies in their best days. The second disc features the previously unheard songs from their unreleased 2nd album of pure amphetamine fuelled excitement from the first minute to the last. Comes in deluxe gatefold edition w/ extensive sleeve notes, lyrics & photos.