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Cardiacs albums finally appear on streaming services

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The back catalogue of much-loved and influential British art rock band Cardiacs appeared unannounced on streaming services over the weekend.

Previously the band's Bandcamp page had provided the only digital access to their music, but now you can access their weird and delightful catalogue via Spotify, Apple Music and more, as albums such as 1988's A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window, 1989's On Land And In The Sea, 1995's Sing To God and 1999's Guns can be accessed online.

In a statement on their Facebook page, The Consultant's Memorabilia Collection, the band's official online store said: "From midnight tonight, you can stream and share Cardiacs from wherever you are in the world. Our hope is that the music will reach even further and bring joy to even more people, just as it has to us. 

"We only want to spread the word as far as we can. We know you will welcome all newcomers into our midst without judgement, with open arms. Who knows what this may bring forth? Who knows how many more lives will be touched by Tim's work? Exciting times.

"Find us on Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Napster, Google, 7Digital, iMusica and Pandora, but, please, don't forget to support us, here, at The Consultant's Memorabilia Collection."

Cardiacs mainman Tim Smith sadly died, aged 59, in July last year. Smith suffered a heart attack inn 2008 during which he suffered a lack of oxygen to the brain, causing brain damage. He then developed the neurological condition dystonia, which curtailed work on future Cardiacs and other musical projects.

He then made significant progress with recovery to be able to oversee the completion of a second Sea Nymphs album, On The Dry Land, with Sarah Smith and William D. Drake in 2016.

The current issue of Classic Rock magazine, edited by Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl, includes a Cardiacs Buyers Guide. It's on sale now (opens in new tab)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.