Filler – Fourth Dimension Records – 1988

M.Y.H.C. / Nowhere

Better Learn / Hurt To Say 

From a small  Nottinghamshire village, Filler had a great sound that was reminiscent of the 1985 D.C. scene, Rites Of Spring, Embrace and Marginal Man. Those band’s and that scene were close to the vocalist and bassist’s, Jabb’s heart, so much so that he licensed several LP’s from D.C. Olive Tree Records to be released on his on Wetspots Record Label to sell in the European territories.

This band only completed two 7″ records and one German re-release (of this record) on Limited Edition Records.

The second 7″ record was released on Vinyl Solution Records. Both these 7″s are very good indeed.

Live they were OK, but the vinyl shows some vulnerability in Fillers music which I find irresistible. My favorite 7″ record of 1988 at the time!

  1. Nic
    April 29, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Jabbs had been in a band called Eyes On You in 1983/1984 who played a little around the Nottingham scene…
    Like Filler, they were in full-on ‘American Hardcore’ worship mode (which was very unusual in the UK at the time)…

    Is the record label (4th Dimension) the same label run by Rich-o of Grim Humour fanzine who went on to be in noise-rock band Splintered?

  2. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 29, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Yeah Nic, have the Eyes On You LP. Prefered Filler though. Yes to Fourth Dimension, Richie and Andrea, Grim Humour and Cloth Ears fanzines.

  3. Neil
    June 29, 2009 at 10:24 am

    On a trivial note, I got my job at Vinyl Solution by helping Rob Tennant fold and stuff the covers for the 2nd Filler 7″, so I have fond memories of it. Still have both at home, somewhere…

  4. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    June 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    And then you brought a load to Myddleton Road Wood Green for Southern Record Dist to sell onto shops such as Selectadisc in Nottingham and thus the cycle was complete!

  5. Richo
    August 16, 2009 at 9:21 pm


    Good to know some people remember this stuff! Fourth Dimension is still going, by the way, plus I’ve another label, Lumberton Trading Company, too. And, yup, it was me in Splintered…and now Theme.

    Being middle-aged is NOT an obstacle!


  6. rob
    November 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    filler also had a slit 7” with another uk band called spongetunnel,on pigboy records.

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