NEW CD - 7A now available


3 new tracks from the CD are currently on our music player.

Order a copy, you won't be disapponted





Fear not we have not gone away.  We are currently in the studio recording tracks for our forthcoming release. 

We are back to a three piece unit, Buzz having left us a few months ago.

As soon as the tracks are ready we will be back out and about to promote it.

We look forward to catching up with you soon.

Andy, Ken and Warren


Next GIG !!!

Next Gig Friday 24th February 2017 at the Fighting Cocks, Kingston Upon Thames, with the mighty Department (Is Vic There ?) S and the return of The Superminx 70.



Here are details of our next gig. Another self financed night out at the Fighting Cocks. Please come and support the night, if you can. Its only by getting in a decent crowd that we can continue to offer great bands and ridiculoulsy low entrance fees. NICE ONE

DON'T FORGET 19/2/16

Hi Eveyone

Just another reminder of our GIG on Friday 19th February, with the marvellous GALILEO 7, EIGHT ROUNDS RAPID & THE SUPERMINX 70. ONE NOT TO BE MISSED !!!








Well its been one of those years 

1 ) We released "HEADS HELD HIGH" to great critical acclaim. Thanks to everyone who reviewed it and purchased it.

2) We played some great gigs. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to put the Past Tense on in 2015 and to everyone who has been to one of our gigs in 2015 and enjoyed great nights of live music with us. 

3) Our fourth member "Buzz" has really got into his stride. We now have full on Hammond Keyboards and lead guitar to compliment our sound. Everyone has said how much fuller our live sound is now.

4) Our first night at the fighting cocks in Kingston was a great success. See our flyer below for the next one in February with THE LEN PRICE 3 !!

 A special thanks goes out to Albert Cummings. His "home for the discerning modernist" in PUTNEY put us on for 3 gigs in 2015 and he continues to be a great supporter of the band and the "MOD" scene in general.

 Hope to see you all in 2016 






Its only taken 3 years but finally the new CD is out today.

We are really pleased with the package as it comes as a 6 panel Digipack.



Please head to our store page to order

A couple of things to note:

1) if you want to order more than one item, please email as I will be able to do you a deal on the postage cost.

2) if ordering from overseas please email so that I can give you an overseas postage rate. For information its Europe £3.00 and R.O.W £4.00


Finally if you don't want the physical product or only want individual tracks there is a download option at





Its OUT NOW and its as cheap as chips. The PAST TENSE 6 track live CD is in our store. Recorded at the HALF MOON, Putney in September 2014. Only 100 copies. When its gone, its gone. Order NOW.

Big thanks to Steven Tagg-Randall for the recording and Steve Worrall for putting on the show and for the front and back cover pictures.


Its been nearly three years but the new PAST TENSE CD will be out very shortly !!. Titled "HEADS HELD HIGH" it features 13 tracks of our usual brand of mixed up styles of music. From the Motown sounding "No apologies", the Style council..ish "Putney Sunrise" to the New Wave riffs of The Only Ones etc, there will be something for everyone. Final mix to be completed this week. The cover design is coming along as well so with a fair wind behind us we should be ready to go to the presses in the next few weeks and look to get it released sometime in April. 






Hope all is well with you all out there.

We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who put gigs on for us in the last month or so. We had a great time. We'd like to thank Derek D'Souza for being at more than his fair share of these gigs, taking wonderful photos (if photos of us can ever be classed as wonderful) and for really supporting the band. We'd like to thank YOU for being at these gigs, for making Buzz (our new lead guitar man) so welcome and for the great thumbs up we've been given for becoming a four piece outfit. We've added a few more gigs to the list for December and onwards so put the dates in your diary and join us for a beer or three.

Our next release is the fabulously quirky "POSTCARDS FROM THE DEEP" flexi disc boxset. We got our own disc in this set and its going to be fabulous. A few reveiws have classed it as the "NUGGETS" for 2014. Goldmine USA have reviewed it and the journey taken to produce it. Its well worth a read.

You can buy it We will get some copies of our disc only which will be available from December onwards. Buy the boxset its GREAT !!

Finally our latest CD offering is well on the way to being finished. The plan is to have everything ready for pressing by christmas, with hopefully an early March release date. Watch this space.

Catch up with you all soon










Having spent the last three months on introducing a new guitarist (BUZZ) to our line up THE PAST TENSE four piece are ready to excite you once more. With the old songs sounding fresher than ever and us now showcasing a lot of tracks from our new album now is a great time to join the party.

Somehow we have managed to arrange four gigs in as many weeks over september/october so here are the details :

First of all Friday 5th September at the Fiddlers Elbow in Camden, its Dan's 50th Birthday bash. We are going to be in laid back mode and just have a good time. Playing with our chums THE SUPERMINX 70 means its bound to get a bit messy. Come and join the fun

Then our really good mate Albert has set up for SQUIRE to play at the PUTNEY CLUB on Saturday 20th September. We've always attended SQUIRE gigs wherever possible so its really great that Albert has let us support them this time round. A really intimate gig of around 100 people. Not to be missed

After that our head groupie and all round nice guy Steve Worrall of RETRO MAN BLOG has chosen us once more to support THE LEN PRICE 3 at the Half Moon in Putney on Friday 26th September. Anyone who has been to one of these gigs will know how good they are. Come and join the family and have a really good night out. You won't be disappointed.

Finally a chance to go weak at the knees as we play with a childhood hero. Again all round nice guy JIM PIDDINGTON has asked us to play at KINGSMEADOW (Cherry Red Football Stadium) Kingston on Saturday 4th OCTOBER. After our successful support slot with Nine Below Zero last year, he has only gone and put us on as support to From The Jam with BRUCE FOXTON. There's only capacity for 200 at this venue. Don't waste your money seeing FTJ in a large venue come as see them (and us) up close and loud !!

Tickets for the Half Moon and Kingsmeadow are available online and selling fast.

See you at the front




Hi Everyone.

Just a quick update to things happenning at PAST TENSE HQ.

First of all the vinyl single with the LOOP has been selling really well. Thanks to everyone who has bought one, Its really appreciated. We've had great feed back and got a great review in Record Collector.


Our next gig is the DETOUR records showcase on Saturday 2nd August headlined by the "Self Preservation" line up of THE CLIQUE. This is not to be missed.

Recording/releases update.

First we have a track on the MARCH OF THE MODS 2014 double CD. Its coming out very soon. Go to for more details

We are very excited about the second release as its so "off the wall". We are releasing a flexi disc. To be more precise we are 1 disc of a 9 flexi disc box set that is coming out on Fruits De Mer Records around November. We've done a cover version of an old freakbeat track and given it "The Past Tense" treatment. The plan for the box set is 9 different bands all with 1 flexi disc each, 9 card inserts and a CD of all the tracks in a clam type box. The estimated price is £25 + postage. These will be very limited so we will only order enough to cover demand. If you want one just let someone in the band know over the next couple of months.

The new album has 10 tracks awaiting final mixing. A couple more tracks to be recorded and then it will be ready. A release date of late 2014/early 2015 is looking likely. Some of you may have seen the photos of Paul (Superminx) Osborn recording some vocals with us. His contribution is really appreciated.

Finally thanks to everyone who took part in or organised the MARCH OF THE MODS gigs in March,  thanks to Rob and friends for the lovely weekend we had at Clacton in March, to Albert for letting us submit the regulars of The Putney Club to some proper music and to Plastic Pop records for the gig at the Dublin Castle in May.  

Its been a fun few months. Heres to many more

The Past Tense


 Who's got this in their diary?






Just a quick note to let you know that the 40 PAST TENSE singles with the limited No'd Photo have ALL GONE! The single isn't released until MONDAY. Both bands have been overwhelmed by this response.

We still have numbered insert copies but these are already starting to be ordered so (hopefully) they won't last long either.

THANK YOU any one who has or will be ordering from us. This is all self financed and any money goes towards both bands new long players which should be out later in the year.




Its READY. RELEASE DATE MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY. Early orders will all be sent out this FRIDAY !

Finally after months of hard work the joint single between us and the LOOP is finally ready for release. They are ready to go and can be ordered NOW on our store page. We are doing the internet sales for both bands so this is the place to come. Just choose what you version you want, pick the right postage options and away you go.

The first 100 of each release include a special NUMBERED insert only. A red LOOP insert with the Red vinyl LOOP version and a yellow PAST TENSE insert with the Yellow vinyl PAST TENSE version. In addition the first 40 Past Tense singles include a VERY LIMITED Numbered PAST TENSE photo. The singles will be available at gigs but we don't know how long the numbered versions will last !! ORDER NOW.  



Hi Everyone

Can't believe another 12 months has gone by. Again we need to thank everyone who has had anything to do with the band this year. Its been another great year. Special thanks go to Alan May, the glory boy mod radio show on 6towns radio and Steve Worrall of retroman blog. You have supported the band above and beyond the call of duty.

The 7" single is at the presses. Theres been a slight delay but the single will definately be available at the end of January. We will keep you posted as the release date approaches. There will be some limited editions available so starting saving.

Only a couple of gigs in the book for next year so far. March of the Mods on 16 March 2014 in Croydon. A really great line up. And then a week later the Clacton Scooter Weekend. Again a great line up, and our good friends The Len Price 3 added to the bill. Will it snow again like last year. Why not book a caravan and find out. Its was a blast last year.

Signing off until 2014. Cheers everyone



Time for an update for all you lovely people out there


Well its been all systems go. We played the Half moon twice on 20 April and 29 May to some great audience responses. Its fast becoming our second home. See the live pictures on our pictures page. Thanks to Paul Slattery for all the fantastic photos he takes at all the gigs he attends. A great gig for Jeff Mundays 50th birthday on 12 April with our good friends The Fallen Leaves, The Superminx 70 and the Groovymen, and we took part in the International Pop overthrow festival in London.


We have finished recording two new tracks "remember the days" (see our music player to the left!!) and "whats coming next?" which have been played on the super "glory boy" radio show and will be part of the next retroman blog. Thanks Steve and Alan for all the support. Backing tracks for more songs are recorded and just need the usual overdubs and mixing which we hope to complete during August. The new album is coming along, at last.


Upcoming gigs can be found on our shows page. Due to holidays etc they are a bit sparse at the moment but keep an eye on the shows page for regular updates

A 7" single. The two tracks above are being joined by two tracks from our good friends THE LOOP to bring you a fabulous 4 track E.P. Just finalising details at the moment for a hopeful autumn release. Its gonna be limited so keep watching for updates.

And Finally ..... One for your diaries. We have been invited to play the CLACTON scooter weekender again next year. Get booking your caravans NOW. If its as good as this years event it's going knock the socks off anything else you do in 2014. 



Hi Mod friends and family everywhere.

Thanks to you all we have had a brilliant March.

Firstly the Clacton Scootering weekender from 22 March 2013 - 24 March 2013. We had a blast. As usual the PAST TENSE kept the mod flag flying both nights until closing time. Played with five great bands over two nights CHRIS POPE'S THE CHORDS, THE LOOP, THE THEME, THE MANNIQUINS and THE SHA LA LA'S. Lots of dancing for which we apologise (we do our best) and lots of new friends made. It Snowed but that made it have more of a christmassy feel. The quote of the weekend for the vegatarian order for food - Waiter "HAM, EGG and CHIPS without THE HAM" priceless !


Secondly the fantastic MARCH OF THE MODS final show in Brighton on 31st March. What a night. Everyone there for the same cause, to contribute either as a band or audience member to make the event something special. Six great bands all sharing equipment and doing it just for the fun of it. Each band went down a treat with the audience, never diminsihing in numbers, but being there for the cause. As a band we were blown away yet again by the response and this posting by Eddie Modculture (one of the organisers) which appeared on facebook the next morning - "March of the mods Brighton, the best 3 minutes of all the events i went to that month, a few young mods stood calm as you like waiting for the PAST TENSE to play their next tune and they go with "Wolfman" then those young lads start avin it big time, now I fooking love that, because that's what music is all about for me, totally losing it and you've no idea why, respect to those lads and respect to a fantastic band, if you love The SONICS then you will love this tune....class."

At this point we would like to give a shout to the AA recovery van driver and Wayne Lundqvist Ford. After breaking down half way home on Sunday night after the March of the Mods, the cup of Coffee and shelter from the cold from Wayne and the tow home from AA recovery after waiting only 1/2 hour were most welcome.

A few new gigs up for April - see the gig page for details. If anyone would like to put us on at their venue please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

More news to follow shortly. The band will be recording this month for a possible vinyl release in the summer - Watch this space.








Hi Everyone

Well the quiet January we were expecting turned out rather nicely, thank you.

First of all we were added to the bill at the QUADROPHENIA night at the Fiddlers Elbow in Camden. A great saturday night with new friends made, and none lost. Thanks to Dan for adding us to the bill.

Then, the following saturday we were asked to support POPE, The Loop and The Groovymen at the 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London. Thanks to all that came along. It must have be a good one as it was well gone 3 o'clock a.m before we got home. Hopefully Albert will forgive the band one day. Don't ask.

Then, low and behold, the fabulous MARC RILEY goes and plays a track of ours on BBC 6 MUSIC. Its on the playlist for Thursday 24th January if you want to check it out. In his immortal words.. "The Past Tense, I am liking that!"

And to round off the month a play on FM radio. If you were listening to FM 97.2 last week you might have caught us.

Going forward we will be out of action in February but return with a BANG in March when we play the Saturday night with POPE and The Loop at the Clacton Weekender and then the following week play the Sunday leg of The March Of The Mods down in sunny Brighton. The Mighty Gary Shail "Quadropenia" to MC this one. One event to say you were at. Its all for Charity too so there are no excuses.  

New gigs added to our gig list so why not come along and have a good night out. 






Hi Everyone

There really are too many people to thank individually this year so to anyone who has:

a) come to a gig

b) released anything

c) set up a gig

d) played us on the radio, internet or otherwise

e) bought our CD's

f) laughed with or AT us

g) played a gig with us

h) lent us amps etc to use at a gig

i) conversed with any of the band on facebook etc

j) listened to us "rabbit on" when we have had one too many beers

k) reviewed our live shows or CD's

all we can say is THANK YOU. 2012 has been a blast. You all know who you are and it wouldn't have been the same without you.

2013 is starting quietly with no gigs planned until Mid March. Then we start on a run in March, going in to April, May and June. We will keep you posted.

2013 will definately see some new songs and recordings. Watch this space

Have a great christmas and new year.

KTF- Andy, Ken and Nuts








We have signed for the newly launched Royale Records and promotion. Roll on 2013 when we will be gigging and recording on a regualr basis. Thanks to the guys at Royale for believing in us.

Our last gig of 2012 is at the Putney Half Moon on Friday 7th December. A right Christmas knees up to be had with The Len Price 3, The Fallen Leaves and The Legendary Groovymen. Come and say hi if your coming along

A new track has just been recorded ready for release in 2013. The charity March of the Mods tour for cancer research culminates in Brighton and London over the Easter Bank Holiday in March 2013, and the bands playing those two nights are to appear on a special limited edition CD. Our new track "Whats Coming Next?" will appear alongside all the other bands. 

Finally a big thanks to The Loop for putting us on in Cambridge on Saturday 1st December. A great night was had by all. Can't wait to get together again in 2013




All good things must come to an end and so it does for our four gigs in four weeks through October. We had a blast. Again thanks to all of you who travelled to see us at the 12 Bar Club, The Half Moon or The Grey Horse. We go on about this but it really means a lot to the band to see friends old and new to have a chat and a laugh. Special thanks goes to the 2 Marks from the great band, the Lemontops, who came from Middlesborough, Andy from Fruits De Mer Records all the way from the U.S.A and to Dizzy and Tania from Detour Records who came to the Royale Records Launch.

No Gigs in November yet !!!! (Email or call us if you need us), so a chance to work on the new material that we have been playing around with over the summer. Two new tracks are finished and were showcased at the Grey Horse. No apologies and Remember the Days. Thanks for the great response to them. We think they fit in well so are now part of the ever expanding list of songs available to play at gigs. Three more new tracks are almost there and will be made ready over the coming weeks. Who knows we may even play one or two at our December gigs !

Talking of December gigs don't forget we are playing with the fantastic LOOP in Cambridge on Saturday 1st December. Its at the Corner House, pop in if you are in the area. Then our big local Christmas bash at the Half Moon Putney featuring Us, The Len Price 3, The Fallen Leaves and The Legendary Groovymen. A definate date for your diary of Friday 7th December. This is gonna be big people.

Upwards and onwards. KTF





Hi Everyone. No i'm not refering to the weather here in the UK but the great news that the PAST TENSE are over their summer vacations etc and are hitting the road for a mini tour in October. I say tour but its really us playing in a few venues around town, playing with and playing to friends old and new. The details are on our shows page but to save you looking any further here's the list of dates.

3 October - 12 Bar, Denmark Street, London - with the Fallen Leaves

6 October - Putney Half Moon, Putney, London - Royale Records launch party

12 October - 12 Bar, Denmark Street, London - with the Chords UK/Pope

19 October - Grey Horse, Kingston - With The Jetsonics

Then further ahead in your diaries -

1 December - Cambridge - with The Loop

7 December - Putney Half Moon - Xmas Party time with The Len Price 3 and Fallen Leaves

22 - 24 March 2013- Martello Beach Caravan Park - Mod Weekender with Chords UK, The Theme

31 March - The March of The Mods, Volks Bar, Brighton





Heres is the 4 out of 5 review for our debut CD Take Three that appears in the mighty RECORD COLLECTOR August edition. If you are here to buy it go to our store for details of how to get the CD or download from iTunes.


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