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  • Sleaford Mods 'Eton Alive'

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    Sleaford Mods 'Eton Alive'

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    Sleaford Mods 'Eton Alive'

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    Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond.  

    They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled Eton Alive'in February 2019. 

    The new album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew's newly formed label Extreme Eating'and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records. 

    'Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution.

    So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order'.  - Jason Williamson Eton Alive'

    Tracklisting:
    1. Into The Payzone
    2. Kebab Spider
    3. Policy Cream
    4. OBCT
    5. When You Come Up To Me
    6. Top It Up
    7. Flipside
    8. Subtraction
    9. Firewall
    10. Big Burt
    11. Discourse
    12. Negative Script

    Release Date: 22/02/2019
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  • The Moons 'Pocket Melodies'

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    The Moons 'Pocket Melodies'

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    The Moons 'Pocket Melodies'

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    Through these strange and uncertain times it is sometimes a little hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel but this is where The Moons have stepped in. This long player is an album full of colour and raw songwriting recorded live in the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. With cinematic string arrangements and masterclass songwriting from the pen of singer/songwriter Andy Crofts this album will be your happy escape.

    'Most of this album had been unintentionally sat in my pocket for quite some time. Songs that I had written and forgotten about or had just lost their way and left unfinished. So that is why I wanted the album to simply be named Pocket Melodies. I had this inner feeling to pull them all together and it turned out my favourite Moons record.' Andy Crofts

    Pocket Melodies takes you on a journey of glorious melodies leading you through love, romance, nostalgia, regret and unity.

    'I wanted to be true to myself with this record. My best strength is writing melodic pop songs so I just let it all flow as I wanted this album to be soaked in colour and completely natural. There's no pretence, it's just straight up pop songs. I have always worn my heart on my sleeve when it comes to my feelings and I think you can hear this in the lyrics this time.' Andy Crofts

    The album features singles Riding Man and Today which received high praise and championed on BBC London and Radio X and a collaboration with Paul Weller on the song Tunnel Of Time.

    "I wrote all of the songs on the album except Tunnel Of Time which is a collaboration between myself and Paul Weller. He once approached me with a little idea and we slowly worked at it in dressing rooms etc until I took it away and put it all together. Its a nice little song and im glad it found a home with The Moons." Andy Crofts

    Tracklisting:

    1. Today
    2. Riding Man
    3.The Old Brigade
    4. Far Away
    5. Tunnel Of Time
    6. Where Are You Now?
    7. Sleep
    8. Maybe I'm The Perfect Man (For You)
    9. The Lone Wolf
    10. Midnight
    11. Rear Window
    12. An Ordinary Romance - ¦

    CD Only Bonus Tracks :
    13.Sunday Love In
    14.Here I Am
    15.Today (Le Superhomard Remix)
    16. Riding Man (Instrumental)
    17. Don't Be Long
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  • Cardinal Black 'January Came Close' CD

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    Cardinal Black 'January Came Close' CD

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    Cardinal Black 'January Came Close' CD

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    ‘We’re the oldest new band in the world,’- Chris Buck, Guitar / Cardinal Black

    They say that good things come to those who wait. A little over a year after their launch, you could say that Cardinal Black are testament to the power of patience, thought and persistence.

    A debut #1 single and E.P.; a first gig to a hometown capacity crowd at Cardiff Castle; back-to-back sold-out Academy tours with Myles Kennedy, then The Struts; a highly-anticipated debut album due this Autumn, heralded by a live set recording in the Beatles’ legendary Studio Two at Abbey Road in London. An eventful 12 months for any band. It takes years, so the saying goes, to become an overnight success...

    Rewind to 2010 and the Welsh-born trio of Tom Hollister, Chris Buck and Adam Roberts were riding a wave of hype, hotly-tipped by some of the biggest names in rock - most notably Steve Winwood who invited the band to record at his storied Wincraft Studios.
    A triumphant live set at Sonisphere was followed by a flight across the Atlantic to begin work on their first record, with veteran manager Alan Niven (Guns N’ Roses) at the helm. The lure of the U.S. proved irresistible to the nascent trio but, as is often the case, expectation rarely mirrors reality and the band struggled to adapt to the new country, culminating in singer Tom Hollister unexpectedly calling time on the band before returning to the U.K. “We tried to do the acrimonious split; creative differences and all that. We then quickly realised we were fairly reliant on one another,” says Buck.

    In the decade that followed, the lifelong friends cut their own individual paths whilst remaining close. Most notable has been the well-earned rise of guitarist Chris Buck, named in 2019 as ‘Best New Guitarist in the World’, who has forged a reputation as one of the most inventive and recognisable guitar players in music; winning plaudits from peers and the industry’s most iconic players alike.
    Drummer Adam Roberts found work as a first-call session player, whilst vocalist Tom Hollister moved into tour management - the three maintaining their musical connection by sporadically meeting up to perform together. It was just a matter of time then, before they were ready to make new music again.
    The writing and recording of new material began in 2020, under the name Cardinal Black, bolstered by the arrival of bassist Sam Williams.

    After announcing themselves with debut single ‘Tell Me How It Feels’ in May 2021, it was less than 24 hours before the track toppled Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to take the #1 spot in the iTunes Rock Single Chart.

    Their 4-track eponymous E.P. followed that summer, also claiming the #1 spot on both the iTunes Rock Album Chart and Amazon Rock Best Sellers Chart within 12 hours of its release. The E.P. would also go on to break into the Top Ten of the iTunes Album Chart, peaking at #8. They may have taken the scenic route but Cardinal Black are finally here, and they've got plenty of stories to tell.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Rise Up
    2. Where Do You Go?
    3. Tell Me How It Feels
    4. Terra Firma
    5. Half Way
    6. On My Own
    7. Ain’t My Time
    8. Jump In
    9. Warm Love
    10. I’m Ready
    11. Tied Up in Blue
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  • Public Image Ltd 'End Of World'

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    Public Image Ltd 'End Of World'

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    #EXCLUSIVE NEON GREEN VINYL#

    Public Image Ltd. (PiL) have decided to continue plans to announce their 11th studio album and first album in 8 years, End of World, today, following the sad passing of John’s wife of more than 4 decades, Nora Forster, on 5th April. End of World will be released on 11th August 2023 on PiL Official via Cargo UK Distribution, followed by a 38-date UK and European Tour.

    Earlier this year, PiL released Hawaii, the most personal piece of songwriting and accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared. The song is a love letter to John's wife Nora, who sadly passed away from Alzheimer’s on Wednesday 5th April. A pensive, personal yet universal love song that has resonated with many since its release in January, the song sees John reflecting on their lifetime well spent and in particular one of their happiest moments together in Hawaii. John said, “Nora loved the album, she wouldn’t have wanted us to postpone it or change any of our plans.” Previously he has said of Hawaii, “It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most.”

    The band began writing and recording End of World in 2018, during their 40th anniversary tour. After The Great Pause, the band regrouped in the studio and “there was just this massive explosion of ideas,” Lydon says. The result finds PiL set to release 13 of the best tracks they have ever written.

    The announcement comes with the release of new single Penge, which John has described as, “something of a mediaeval Viking epic.”

    Celebrating their 40-year anniversary in 2018, the band is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time.

    PiL’s music and vision has earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound - fusing rock, dance, folk, pop and dub – Lydon guided the band from their debut album First Issue in 1978 through to 1992’s That What Is Not, before a 17 year hiatus. Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009, touring extensively worldwide and releasing two critically acclaimed albums This is PiL in 2012 followed by their 10th studio album What The World Needs Now… in 2015, which peaked at number 29 in the official UK album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim from both press and public. (The album also peaked at number 3 in the official UK indie charts and number 4 in the official UK vinyl charts). What The World Needs Now… was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label ‘PiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution. In 2018 PiL celebrated their 40th anniversary with a career-spanning box set and documentary, both called ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’, and a 32-date UK/Europe tour, plus dates in Japan.

    John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band's history and continue to challenge and thrive.
    PiL will be touring the UK and Europe in September and October 2023 - dates below.

    Press quotes for lead single ‘Hawaii’, which was released in January:

    “A beauteous and touching love song” - Mojo

    “Uncharacteristically soul-bearing” - Pitchfork

    “an understated and emotional ballad” - Rolling Stone

    “a swooning, poignant ballad awash with memories of happier times… He’s remarkably tender as he croons: “Don’t fly too soon / No need to cry, in pain / You are loved.” It’s the vulnerability that is most striking. Lydon’s love for his wife shines through like sunrays breaking through clouds, casting everything in a golden light: “I remember you,” he reassures her. He’s backed by harmonising chants of “aloha”, the Hawaiin term that is both a greeting and a farewell. It’s a message from the heart, overflowing with spirit and compassion. What better word for what Lydon is trying to convey here?” - The Independent

    “a beautiful and rueful ballad written by Lydon to his wife Nora, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. It’s a peach of a track: both pensive and personal, it reflects on one of their happiest times together in Hawaii. “Remember me / I remember you… You are loved,” not-so-Rotten sings over a lush soundscape of gently twanging guitars vaguely reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross.” - Telegraph

    Tracklisting:
    1. Penge
    2. End Of The World
    3. Car Chase
    4. Being Stupid Again
    5. Walls
    6. Pretty Awful
    7. Strange
    8. Down On The Clown
    9. Dirty Murky Delight
    10. The Do That
    11. L F C F
    12. North West Passage
    13. Hawaii
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  • Still Corners 'The Last Exit'

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    Still Corners 'The Last Exit'

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    Still Corners 'The Last Exit'

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    THE LAST EXIT is the fifth studio album from Still Corners, which will be released on 22nd January 2021 on Wrecking Light Records.

    With the shimmering desert noir sound the band has become known for, THE LAST EXIT takes you on a hypnotic journey, one filled with dilapidated towns, mysterious shapes on the horizon, and long trips that blur the line between what's there and not there.

    Greg says, 'We found something out there in the desert - something in the vast landscapes that went on forever."

    THE LAST EXIT consists of eleven beautifully crafted songs with organic instrumentation, clean-toned guitar, spacious drums and the smoky croon of Tessa Murray.

    Album highlights include 'The Last Exit', 'White Sands' and 'Shifting Dunes' all of which evoke the vast space of the desert and rolling unconcerned skies.

    Tracklisting:
    1. The Last Exit
    2. Crying
    3. White Sands
    4. Till We Meet Again
    5. A Kiss Before Dying
    6. Bad Town
    7. Mystery Road
    8. Static
    9. It's Voodoo
    10. Shifting Dunes
    11. Old Arcade
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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Mini Album Thingy Wingy' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Mini Album Thingy Wingy'

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    Mini Album Thingy Wingy are 7 brand new & exclusive tracks recorded by Anton Newcombe in is his studio in Berlin in 2014 & 2015.

    Running at over 34 minutes.,the mini album is co produced, engineered & mixed by Fabien Leseure.

    This release contains four self written songs by Anton Newcombe ,a co write of the band's first Slovakian song (Prsí Prsí) with Vladimir Nosal , another co write (Pish) with Tess Parks and a cover of the 13th Floor Elevator's track "Dust" which features Alex Maas from the Black Angels on jug Originally, Anton Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.

    This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Pish
    2. Prsi Prsi
    3. Get Some
    4. Dust
    5. Leave it Alone
    6. Mandrake Handshake
    7. Here Comes The Waiting For The Sun

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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Something Else' PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Something Else'

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    Now available on very limited 180g vinyl.

    This is first full length offering from the Brian Jonestown Massacre for 2018, a second, self titled, album will be coming out in September.

    This is the 17th full length release from the band & the style is less experimental & more of a retracing back to the traditional sound of the band.

    Recorded between 2017 & 2018, this 9 track album will please old & new fans alike.

    The band have announced tours of the USA, Canada, Australasia & will be announcing tours through Europe later this year.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Hold That Thought
    2. Animal Wisdom
    3. Psychic Lips
    4. Skin and Bones
    5. My Poor Heart
    6. My Love
    7. Who dreams of cats?
    8. Fragmentation
    9. Silent Stream

    Release Date: 01/06/2018
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  • Sleaford Mods 'Bunch Of Kunst Documentary DVD/Live at SO36' DVD+CD PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    Sleaford Mods 'Bunch Of Kunst Documentary DVD/Live at SO36' DVD+CD

    £17.99

    Thanks to their sweary rants about modern England, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop and "the soundtrack to post-Brexit Britain" by the Guardian.

    Jason Williamson, a former chicken factory worker and father of two, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, avant-garde bedroom label owner and former bus driver, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos.

    Following them on their two-year journey from Sherwood to chart success, award-winning music documentary Bunch of Kunst tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms - žThis documentary film is the perfect antidote to those sexy, racy, rock'n'roll yawns most bands hide behind. We are indeed, a Bunch Of Kunst.' Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods

    The cd was recorded at SO36 Berlin on June 19th, and features the complete unedited performance, originally released in an edited form as a vinyl LP on Harbinger Sound (HARBINGERUSA001).

    #Subtitled in English, German, Spanish & French!#

    Q Awards 2017 winner  "Best Film"

    NME Awards 2018 nominee "Best Music Film"

    Mojo Magazine (283/June 2017) ☦☦☦☦ "A refusenik DIY anti-rock-doc"

    HeyUGuys ☦☦☦☦ 'This generation's The Filth and the Fury'

    Total Film  ☦☦☦☦ 'Invigorating'

    The Guardian ☦☦☦☦ 'Excellent..Rips Austerity Britain a fresh one'

    The Scotsman on Sunday ☦☦☦☦ 'One of the most entertaining music docs of recent years'

    Dazed & Confused  - žAn intimate & frank insight'

    Louder Than War 'Every young band and every music college should be forced to show this film just to underline the genuine power of music and creativity.'

    Tracklisting:
    1. Silly Me
    2. Bunch Of Cunts
    3. Live Tonight
    4. No-Ones Bothered
    5. Middle Men
    6. Jolly Fucker
    7. A Little Ditty
    8. Mcflurry
    9. Fizzy
    10. Routine Dean
    11. Bronx In A Six
    12. Tiswas
    13. Tied Up In Nottz
    14. Jobseeker
    15. 6 Horsemen (The Brixtons)
    16. Tarantula Deadly Cargo
    17. Tweet Tweet Tweet

    Release Date: 08/06/2018
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  • Fu Manchu 'Fu30, Pt. 1' Vinyl 10

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    Fu Manchu 'Fu30, Pt. 1' Vinyl 10" - Translucent Orange

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    The first installment in Fu Manchu's 30th Anniversary vinyl 10' series, Fu30, Pt.1, includes 2 new original Fu Manchu songs, as well as a cover of The Doobie Brothers''Takin'It To The Streets.'

    The band will be releasing 2 more editions in this 10' series over this year making a total of 30' of new Fu Manchu music for the Fu30 anniversary. Each release will include 2 new original compositions and a newly recorded cover.

    Like the band's most recent album, Clone Of The Universe, Fu30, Pt. 1 was recorded at The Racket Room in Santa Ana, California by Jim Monroe (Adolescents, Ignite) and co-produced with Fu Manchu.

    This limited edition 2000 unit run is pressed on translucent orange sunshine vinyl at 45 RPM for maximum heaviness with a package design that pays homage to the cover of the Doobie Brother's original single.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Time Is Going On
    2. As You Crawl
    3. Takin'It To The Streets

    Release Date: 24/04/2020
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  • Sleaford Mods Discourse

    Extreme Eating

    Sleaford Mods 'Discourse' Vinyl 7" -White/Mono Cover /Smarmy Version

    £2.49

    Jason Williamson - 'Discourse chapters that dark silence in the vaults of the unskilled worker. The acceptance of all that is horrible and endured. Moments  of connection between living vessels are rare but sometimes they do pass through the wire and lives are understood for a flicker of a second.'

    'Eton Alive chronicles the scenes outside, mostly sleeping bags. Dulled reds, greens and cardboard head boards. Paper cups, bitten around the edges, full of copper.'

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    'Discourse'

    Side B:
    'Eton Alive' (previously unreleased)

    Release Date: 10/05/2019

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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Third World Pyramid' - Cargo Records UK

    'a' Recordings

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Third World Pyramid'

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    Third World Pyramid is the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton's new Cobra Studio in Berlin.

    It is the 15th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from early 2016.

    Featuring Ricky Maymi, Dan Allaire, Joel Gion, Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt from the band.
    Also Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh joins the band on this album , plus vocal performance Tess Parks and Katy Lane.

    Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album Revelation'in May 2014.

    After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the +- EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of Musique de film imaginé'(April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track Bonbon'which has, ironically, been used in Dheepan'; the Palme D'or winner at Cannes film festival 2015.

    In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of I Declare Nothing'. Anton finished the year with a BJM mini-album release entitled Mini-Album Thingy Wingy'. The band have been touring the world since November 2015, playing Australia, New Zealand, and then in 2016 USA, Canada & Europe.

    They will play Desert Daze at Joshua Tree National Park in October and finish their tour in South America playing Argentina and Chile in November

    Vinyl LP Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Good Mourning
    2. Government Beard
    3. Don't Get Lost
    4. Assignment Song

    Side B:
    1. Oh Bother
    2. Third World Pyramid
    3. Like describing colors to a blind man on acid
    4. Lunar Surf Graveyard
    5. The Sun Ship

    CD Tracklisting:

    1. Good Mourning
    2. Governmant Beard
    3. Don't Get Lost
    4. Assignement Song
    5. Oh Bother
    6. Third World Pyramid
    7. Like Describing Colors To A Blind Man On Acid
    8. Lunar Surf Graveyard
    9. The Sun Ship

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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Revelation' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Revelation'

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    Revelation is the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton's recording studio in Berlin . It is the 14th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from late 2012 to early 2014, with Anton Newcombe refining the 13 tracks that appear on the album.

    Featuring appearances from: Ricky Maymi (an original member of the band), Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrd), Constatine Karlis (Dimmer), Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4) as well as a vocal performance in Swedish by Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrds) on the opening track.

    This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.

    Two dozen band members later and numerous ups and downs (some have been famously sensationalized in the media ), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Vad Hände Med Dem?  
    2. What You Isn't 
    3. Unknown
    4. Memory Camp
    5. days, weeks and moths
    6. Duck and Cover
    7. Food For Clouds 
    8. Second Sighting
    9. Memorymix
    10. Fist Full Of Bees 
    11. Nightbird
    12. Xibalba    
    13. Goodbye (Butterfly)

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  • L'Epée 'Diabolique'

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    L'Epée 'Diabolique'

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    This is the debut album release from L'Epée , the band are Emmanuelle Seigner (Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle), Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) & Lionel & Marie Liminana (The Liminanas) . It is very rarely that a musical project lives up to the billing of being a supergroup'. However, the exception to this rule comes in the shape of L'épée.

    A stellar combination of the talents of The Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe, cinematic femme fatale Emmanuelle Seigner and ice-cool pop provocateurs The Liminanas (Lionel and Marie Liminana), L'épée transcend artistic and traditional borders.

    'We are living in very culturally insular times, so it feels really good to be swimming against the tide,' says Anton of the band's bi-lingual, cross-continental approach.'There's something really positive about branching out, collaborating and taking risks.' Far from being defeated by a world seemingly regressing into turmoil, L'Epée's strength comes from a long history of challenging the status quo.

    From Anton's legendary battles with The Man'with The Brian Jonestown Massacre to Emmanuelle's eclectic screen career to The Liminana's community-minded ethos- setting up their own record shop, L.G.D.C, and promoting gigs by the cream of the world's garage rock scene (New Bomb Turks, Oblivians, Fleshtones, Revelators) -they share a fierce intelligence and an outsider aesthetic which, over the decades, has been sharpened to a razor's edge.

    Fitting, then, that their name translates as The Sword. 'It came to me in a dream,' explains Anton. 'I woke up and there it was, The Sword'. Someone told me there had already been a band with that name so I flipped it into French. It suits the band because we're united in a common cause.' This pent-up creative energy has been channelled into their extraordinary debut album, Diabolique. Named in tribute to Mario Bava's 1968 cult classic Danger: Diabolik', it's a musical masterclass where elements of garage, ye-ye, sleaze rock, cult soundtracks, sci-fi, spaghetti westerns and girl-group pop noir are combined with the cut-and-thrust zeal of a band bursting with ideas and energy.

    All delivered by Emmanuelle in a sultry Gallic drawl which will send a frisson of recognition through anyone familiar with her iconic roles in, among many others, Frantic, Venus In Fur and Bitter Moon (all directed by her husband, Roman Polanski). 'I've loved rock music since I was a kid,' she says, namechecking Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground and The Stooges as key influences.
    'I always wanted to be a musician, but it wasn't so easy in France as I couldn't meet the right people. Then I became a model and then very quickly after that I did Frantic and became an actress. It worked for me, but in my heart I always wanted to do music.'

    Having asked close friend Bertrand Belin to provide lyrics for three further tracks (Grande', On Dansait Avec Elle'and Lou'), the trio set to work at The Liminanas'studio in Cabestany, Southern France, in November 2017 -with Emmanuelle, ever the perfectionist, fine-tuning them the following February.

    Satisfied with the results, the trio flew to Berlin to hook up with Anton and (Liverpudlian engineer) Andrea Wright at his Cobra Studio in Berlin Utilising a treasure trove of vintage equipment ('I've got way more 60's gear than The Beatles and The Stones had, I'm mad for that stuff', explains the BJM man), Anton set to work, re-recording the drums with Marie and adding -and deleting- tracks so that the shifting layers of sound suited the mood of each individual track.

    'I've got plenty of other ways to express myself, so I really enjoyed taking a backseat, creatively,' he explains. 'Lionel is such a great composer. There's a very visual sense to his songs and I was very conscious of not stepping on his intentions too much. There were some really interesting sonic things I would add, like a track of the craziest feedback, to give a song a weird ambient quality. It's the role that Brian Jones had in the Stones, or Warren (Ellis) has in Nick Cave's band. Musically, they're all over the map, but they make things happen.'

    'It was so inspiring to see Anton work,' says Emmanuelle of seeing him in action.
    'When we sent the songs to him they were good, but they were nothing like how it ended up. He's so talented, like a genius. He made the whole thing darker, more interesting and more psychedelic.'

    Tracklisting:
    1. Une Lune Étrange
    2. Lou
    3. Dreams
    4. La Brigade Des Maléfices
    5. On Dansait avec elle
    6. Ghost Rider
    7. Grande
    8. Springfield 61
    9. Un Rituel Inhabituel
    10. Last Picture Show

    Release Date: 06/09/2019
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  • Lewis Taylor 'Numb' CD

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    Lewis Taylor 'Numb' CD

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    NUMB is the sixth album to be released by Lewis Taylor on his own label Slow Reality (an anagram of his name).

    The 10 brand new tracks were written and recorded after a long break from making music, 17 years to be exact.

    The years away have done nothing to dull Taylor's unique musical vision although the lyrical themes have changed. Fifteen years of soul searching and unflinching self-examination cannot fail to influence this song writer, and it shows.

    The album was written and recorded over a two-year period and marks a return to the darker more atmospheric and mysterious side of his output.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Final Hour
    2. Numb
    3. Feels So Good
    4. Apathy
    5. Worried Mind
    6. Please
    7. Brave Heart
    8. Is It Cool
    9. Nearer
    10. Being Broken

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  • Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard 'Yn Ol I Annwn'

    New Heavy Sounds

    Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard 'Yn Ol I Annwn'

    £8.99

    First pressing is a double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with 2 colour variants. 

    Variant 1 in Green/Blue marbled vinyl. 

    Variant 2 in Amber and red disc vinyl. 

    Each variant includes is a free download of the entire album.

    Main CD package is a 4 panel digipack with booklet.

    Titled Yn Ol I Annwn', Welsh for Return To The Underworld', it is the third part of the trilogy of albums that began with Noeth Ac Anoeth'in 2015 and 2017's Y Proffwyd Dwyll'.

    The final phase of the band's first intergalactic voyage if you will.

    The eight songs that comprise thes album, sees the band delve deeper into their collective influences, embracing full on space rock, atmospheric film soundtracks, melancholic acoustic interludes, psychedelia, cosmic moogs and percussion, moments of introspection and light - ¦ and of course, large helpings of doom. The fat riffs, big hooks and endless space grooves are all present and correct.

    And once again Jessica Ball's voice glides over it all, both sweet and melancholy, yet this time more assured. A myriad of stacked harmonies and layered vocals weave in and out of the tracks, adding an other-worldly'melodicism to the songs.

    In fact the album as a whole, is very much a sonic journey into some cosmos on the edge of forever. Just turn off the lights, turn up the volume and be transported to dance at the end of time.

    The band's music has developed and been honed over the previous two records, but there is no doubt that they have distilled the essence of MWWB into this one. Previous comparisons to WindhandYobSleep. or whatever, are rendered completely redundant with Yn Ol I Annwn'.

    No one else is pushing the boundaries of heavy like MWWB.

    Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard sound like Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, full stop.

    MWWB are: Paul Michael Davies, Jessica Ball, Wes Leon, James Carrington, Stuart Sinclair.

    Vinyl Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Tralfamadore
    2. The Spaceships Of Ezekiel

    Side B:
    3. Fata Morgana
    4. Du Bist Jetzt Nicht In Der Zukunft

    Side C:
    5. Yn Ol I Annwn
    6. Katyusha

    Side D:
    7. The Majestic Clockwork
    8. Five Days In The Abyss

    CD Tracklisting:
    1. Tralfamadore
    2. The Spaceships Of Ezekiel
    3. Fata Morgana
    4. Du Bist Jetzt Nicht In Der Zukunft
    5. Yn Ol I Annwn
    6. Katyusha
    7. The Majestic Clockwork
    8. Five Days In The Abyss

    Release Date: 01/03/2019

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  • Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe 'I Declare Nothing' - Cargo Records UK

    'a' Recordings

    Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe 'I Declare Nothing'

    £16.99

     

    Born in Berlin in early 2014 and nurtured over the following summer, I Declare Nothing'is the spine-tingling collaboration between Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), due for release on Anton's A Recordings label on 29th June.

    The duo, who co-wrote and co-played on the album, they are touring across Europe this year. 

    Tess Parks - A native of Toronto, Tess Parks moved to London, England at the age of seventeen where she briefly studied photography before deciding to focus on music. Tess made an impression on industry legend Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records, albeit the timing of their meeting could hardly have been less ideal; McGee was no longer involved in music and Tess was due to move back to Toronto. After moving back to her hometown in 2012, Tess formed a band on the advice of McGee and less than a year after their meeting, he returned to music with his new label, 359 Music.

    Tess became one of his first signings and released her debut record Blood Hot'in November 2013 to excellent reviews. One reviewer described her as 'Patti Smith on Quaaludes'. Others have mentioned her "gauzy psychedelic sound' and "smouldering voice'. Alan McGee himself said: 'She's only 24 and is already an amazing songwriter... she just doesn't quite know she is yet - ¦ her most beautiful quality is her lack of ego. Tess is an amazing lady'.

    Anton Newcombe - Anton Newcombe is the leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, who returned last May with their 14th full-length album Revelation'to critical acclaim. It is the first album that was fully recorded and produced at Anton Newcombe's recording studio in Berlin and was released on his record label A Recordings. It was supported by a successful European tour.

    Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, California in 1990.

    Two dozen band members later and numerous 'ups and downs' (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

    LP Tracklisting
    Side A:
    1. Wehmut
    2. Cocaine Cat
    3. Peace Defrost
    4. German Tangerine
    5. Gone

    Side B:
    6. October 2nd
    7. Mama
    8. Voyage de L'âme
    9. Melorist
    10. Friendlies

    CD:
    1. Wehmut
    2. Cocaine Cat
    3. Peace Defrost
    4. German Tangerine
    5. Gone
    6. October 2nd
    7. Mama
    8. Voyage de L'âme
    9. Meliorist
    10. Friendlies
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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Thank God For Mental Illness' - Cargo Records UK

    'a' Recordings

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Thank God For Mental Illness'

    £7.99

    Available on 180 grm vinyl.

    At the risk of further labouring a rather obvious point, with Thank God for Mental Illness, their third collection of absolutely stunning music in 1996, the Brian Jonestown Massacre parallels the prolific and effortless brilliance of the Rolling Stones at their fevered late-1960s peak; the sheer scope of their achievements is stunning, rarely are bands quite so productive, or quite so consistently amazing.

    Thank God is the BJM's down-and-dirty country-blues outing, all 12-odd tracks supposedly recorded on a single July day at a cost of just $17.36 .

    Originally Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase - the name comes from Stones guitarist Brian Jones combined with a reference to cult leader Jim Jones, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.

    CD Tracklisting:
    1. Spanish Bee
    2. It Girl
    3. 13
    4. Ballad Of Jim Jones
    5. Those Memories
    6. Stars
    7. Free And Easy
    8. Down
    9. Cause I Love Her
    10. Too Crazy To Care
    11. Talk-Action
    12. True Love
    13. Sound Of Confusion

    Vinyl Tracklisting:
    1. Spanish Bee
    2. It Girl
    3. 13
    4. Ballad Of Jim Jones
    5. Those Memories
    6. Stars
    7. Free And Easy
    8. Down
    9. Cause I Love Her
    10. Too Crazy To Care
    11. Talk-Action
    12. True Love

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  • Martha 'Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart' - Cargo Records UK

    Fortuna POP!

    Martha 'Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart'

    £11.99

    Martha return with their second album Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart in July, via Fortuna POP! (UK/EU) and Dirtnap Records (US). Produced again by MJ from Hookworms, the album explores the difficulties in staying political, staying passionate and staying punk over the course of eleven expertly crafted pop songs.

    Hailing from Pity Me near Durham, Martha play energetic, impassioned power pop with intricate vocal interplay and lush four-part harmonies, informed by 90s indie rock and contemporary garage punk. The band is comprised of J. Cairns (guitar), Daniel Ellis (guitar), Naomi Griffin (bass), and Nathan Stephens Griffin (drums). All four members sing and write the songs. Daniel and Nathan also play in Onsind, while Naomi also plays in No Ditching. Their debut album 'Courting Strong' came out in 2014 and was included in NPR's top 50 albums of that year, winning them the epithet 'One of Britain's best rock bands'.

    If the band's first album, 'Courting Strong', was about punks growing up, then 'Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart' is about grown-ups staying punk. It's an album about trying to stay creative and passionate and making the most of everything in spite of the many obstacles that get in the way. It documents the way things like work, money, expectations and mental health issues can impact on your ability to do the things you want to do and be the person you want to be. It's about resistance to those things. It's about finding strength and solace in friendships, love, and taking motivation from the people in your life who really inspire you.

    As Nathan explains: 'Playing music is something that is really important to all of us, but it's also something that takes a lot of time and energy and emotional strain. This record is for everyone who leads a secret double life, devoting every weekend, every day of annual leave, all of their disposable income, every drop of creative energy to something as ethereal as music and art. It's about persevering and still doing the things you love, even when most normal people can't understand why on earth you do it.'

    Taking inspiration from such likely and unlikely sources as The Replacements, Heart, Billy Bragg, Thin Lizzy, Cheap Trick, The Go-Gos and Radiator Hospital, the album bursts into life with 'Christine', 'a love song filtered through the messiness of anxiety and night terror' that takes inspiration from 'Threads', the British TV drama of the 1980s about nuclear war, and is followed by the rousing 'Chekhov's Hangnail', with backing vocals from Ellis Jones of Trust Fund.

    The catchy 'Precarious (The Supermarket Song)' finds romance in the washing powder aisle, while 'Goldman's Detective Agency' shows the band's playful side as they re-imagine 19th century anarchist Emma Goldman as a private eye vanquishing corrupt cops and politicians. Nearly every song here is a potential single, from the infectious 'Do Whatever' and '11:45, Legless In Brandon' to outsider anthem 'The Awkward Ones' and the Billy Bragg / Coronation Street-referencing 'Curly and Raquel'. The album concludes with 'St Paul's (Westerberg Comprehensive)', a song about being caught up in the toxic culture of a Catholic comprehensive school. 'It's for the kids who had the guts to be queer at school and for those who didn't figure themselves out until they got out of school. '

    Following a Glastonbury appearance last year at the personal invitation of Billy Bragg, the band will be playing UK dates in July and August before taking to the stage at End Of The Road in September. It's going to be a busy old time for the band, what with double lives and everything, but, with passion and love dripping out of every second of 'Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart', you know they'll find a way.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Christine
    2. Chekhov's Hangnail
    3. Precarious (The Supermarket Song)
    4. Do Whatever
    5. Goldman's Detective Agency
    6. The Awkward Ones
    7. Icecream And Sunscreen
    8. 11:45, Legless In Brandon
    9. Curly & Raquel
    10. Do Nothing
    11. St. Paul's (Westerberg Comprehensive)

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