New ‘Grasslands’ L.P. Release

Tom has gone off on his own (again), abandoning No Side Effects to sing about grass, while wearing a silly hat. His CD looks nice, but it’s all a bit weird.

Here’s a song called ‘Paper Fire’. Burning paper is the least weird thing he’s burnt recently (I worry about him).


There’s also this review where they say some vaguely nice things about this album and some pretty photos of his CD.

CD Front (LR)

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There’s also this launch event where he’s trying to get everyone to dress as animals. I just don’t get it.


Reinventing Failure – National Poetry Day

No Side Effects approve of #NationalPoetryDay. As a special treat, we thought we’d depress you with some of our prose of existential dread. 

We have retracted

All our names from the sun

This is enacted

This wave that never turns


All these voices sing and bicker

Reaching out for a slither of gold

But these machines and machinations

Will bring ruin to us all


Flick the switch that makes it fall apart so efficiently

Lay foundations that allow us to build something that can truly fall

And all we have are pedigrees and interventions to bury us all


We are reinventing failure


Our long protracted

Sentiments of how we feel

Our world is divided

Don’t apologies for the things you’ve done


All these engines roar and splutter

A space apart from our worlds apart

We’re certain we can die

So much faster


Smash the bricks so they can crumble much quicker

Recycle our memories and repackage them for another day

When all we have are trembling hands and prophecy


We have reinvented failure


Clear this, clear this faster

Find this, find this quicker

Kill this, kill this cleaner

Take this, take this leaner

Build this, build this bigger

Run this, run this water

Make this, make this torture

Hate this, hate this weather

Share this, share this failure


We revise and analyse

What’s in our skies

With time and lies we pacify

Our resemblance to humans


We rewind and wonder why

Our minds are inclined to satisfy


Our imminent failure.


New Album Trailer

The day is almost here where you can get on with your lives and no longer have to cope with the perpetual, nagging numbness of a massive musical chasm. Until then, you’ll have to make do with the following trailer for the No Side Effects debut album ‘Reinventing Failure’, coming very soon.



New Single ‘Final Forecast’


Final Forecast Single Cover V04

The latest creative offering to the world of musical and visual entertainment from No Side Effects is available today. Why not overcome your total indifference and have a listen, what do you have to lose? You can even add this to your endless music collection for FREE, if you are moved to do so.

Firstly, have a listen and/or download


Secondly, enjoy the music video


Alternatively you can stream though soundcloud

This track features an ambient mix of live drums, electronic keyboard and a great guitar solo from Tom. This is one of Ade’s favourite tracks off the new album ‘Reinventing Failure’. We hope you enjoy.


New track Fa(i)l[l]ing released

Fa(i)l[l]ing Cover (LR)

What were Ade and Tom up to this weekend?

As part of a long delayed meet up, Tom and Ade discussed life, relationships, Brexit and even managed to have a go and turning their recorded tunes into live performances. They even managed to set dates for their next proper single and album releases (ooooh).

As would be expected, the session descended into a mirage of noise at around 2am and gave birth to our new drone song – Fa(i)l[l]ing.



New tune ‘Dark Light’ released plus our first Music Video!!!

Tom 1 - DL Video

We are really pleased to release our brand new single Dark Light which will feature on our upcoming album. We also found time in our busy wildlife schedules to record our very first music video.

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Both Tom and Ade feature in the video trying to pretend to look serious while they are blinded by strobe lights and attempt to throw themselves down some staircases.

Watch the video here:

Dark Light is one of Tom and Ade’s favourite songs and Tom has gone as far as saying that it his is favourite song he has ever recorded. So it just had to be a single, didn’t it?

The B-Side includes a demo version of an album track called ‘Turn Right and You Have Reached Your Death’. This demo was recorded by Tom while in a cottage in Norfolk and was referenced in his recent blog about solitude.

Download both tracks for free from our music store (and the other two singles):


Please do join in the black and white fun on our Facebook page where we are posting images of black and white objects.

Black Dice


Debut Single ‘Isolation Explosion’ Released

The first single by No Side Effects is now available for listening and/or downloading. The single is called ‘Isolation Explosion’, the themes of which we have rambled at length about in our ‘No Side Effect Podcasts‘ and written about in our ‘blog’ entries.

There are two B-sides included with the single called ‘Isolation Explosion (Industrial Slavery Mix) and Isolation Explosion (Replacement B-Side Mix). The Industrial Slavery Mix was an early incarnation made during the development of the single which we both ended up liking. It is interesting how far some of the songs we’ve worked on have changed since their original rough sketches.

The second B-side ‘Replacement B-Side Mix’ was recorded in Tom’s studio during a rehearsal session. There was going to be a different B-side but we had a few difficulties getting permission from the BBC to use a sample that was used in the track. Well, we could not afford to include it, should we say.

It has been a long journey since we first chatted about doing a collaboration over 2 years ago over a pint in a local pub. Have a listen and download for free if you wish and send in your comments, keep them clean though!

You can listen and download via the Bandcamp website for free. You can also click on the ‘Music Store’ tab on the right hand column of this website: Have a listen here:


If you prefer Soundcloud, you can stream the single here: