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

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    Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe 'I Declare Nothing'

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    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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  • Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard 'Yn Ol I Annwn'

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    Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard 'Yn Ol I Annwn'

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    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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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Thank God For Mental Illness' - Cargo Records UK

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    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

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    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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  • Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard 'Y Proffwyd Dwyll' - Cargo Records UK - 1

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    Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard 'Y Proffwyd Dwyll'

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    Repress on black vinyl ltd to 300 copies.

    The CD is a 5 panel fold out with an alternative take on the LP design.

    Y Proffwyd Dwyll is once again produced by Chris (Conan) Fielding, and is without doubt a whopping great slab of heaviness. But that's not all.

    Those who've investigated beyond the name, have already discovered that both the band and their music are deadly serious, and though MWWB may share sonic alliances with likes of Conan, Windhand and Yob, the many who tuned into their impessive debut have discovered that MWWB don't stick to the usual tropes, and are a unique proposition, with a sound all their own.

    Down-tuned to Z,'the guitar tone is tar thick and the riffs massive and full of hooks ... of course.
    But with the soaring, angelic, multi textured vocals of Jessica Ball, MWWB have added an extra dimension to what's considered doom. Not your normal melodramatic dark chanteuse here pilgrims, more like MWWB's secret weapon, a vein of crystal in the rock.

    In fact it's a combination which sounds at times startling and often beautiful. Like if Liz Fraser had fronted Kyuss or Sleep ... though that's too simplistic a comparison.

    There's nothing approaching the 30 minute epic of their debut's Nachthexen'(though these six tracks all clock in around the eight or nine minute mark) but the arrangements are tighter and the vocal elements are considerably upped. Add to that a smattering of cello, some swirling moog wig outs, and you have a record that also invokes Hawkwind's cosmic synthscapes, as well as a nod to the John Carpenter soundtracks that the band love.

    The album title is old North Welsh loosely translated as False Prophet'and the concept of worship is the narrative thread that binds the record. And indeed the album conjures moments of ethereal beauty, the smell of the earth, the scent of the forest or far off land, the cosmic dreams of some wandering shaman perhaps.

    But rest assured, MWWB haven't gone all whimsical on us, this album is one heavy beast, and it rocks like the proverbial bastard.

    Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are: Paul Michael Davies, synth and guitar. Jessica Ball, bass, vocals, synth. Wez Leon, synth and guitar. James Carrat'Carrington, synth and drums.

    Tracklisting:

    Side A:
    1. Valmasque
    2. Gallego
    3. Y Proffwyd Dwyll

    Side B:
    4. Testudo
    5. Osirian
    6. Cithuula
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  • Fu Manchu 'The Action Is Go! Deluxe Edition' Vinyl 2xLP Green/Blue + Vinyl 7

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    Fu Manchu 'The Action Is Go! Deluxe Edition' Vinyl 2xLP Green/Blue + Vinyl 7" Clear Sparkle

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    The second release in Fu Manchu's 30th Anniversary vinyl reissue series, The Action Is Go Deluxe Edition, celebrates the band's 4th album and debut of guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Brant Bjork, which was originally released on 7 October, 1997.

    Produced by White Zombie's J. Yuenger and recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios and also at Grandmaster Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Action Is Go is considered a classic of the '90s and a pillar for the "stoner rock" movement.

    Highlights include the lead single "Evil Eye", which was featured on the soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and is included on the reissued version released 4 September 2020 alongside live staples "Grendel, Snowman,' 'Hogwash' and 'Saturn III'.

    This limited edition 1,000 unit double LP run is cut at 45 RPM for maximum heaviness and the gatefold package design includes never before seen photos of the band.

    Also included is a bonus Sparkle vinyl 7' of 'Swami's Last Command' and an alternate version of 'Module Overload' recorded during The Action Is Go album sessions, both of which were previously only available on the European pressing of the original album.

    Both the LP and 7' feature newly remastered audio for optimum fidelity.

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  • Cosey Fanni Tutti  ‘Time To Tell’ Deluxe Vinyl edition - Cargo Records UK

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    Cosey Fanni Tutti 'Time To Tell" Deluxe Vinyl edition

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    First time on vinyl!

    This long awaited deluxe special edition, originally recorded and released on cassette in 1982, sees a timely release after the success of Cosey's recent autobiography Art Sex Music'(pub. by Faber & Faber).

    Available now for the first time on vinyl this deluxe special edition has been remastered and edited from the original audio tapes for this exclusive vinyl release.

    It is presented on super clear vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve incorporating a foil block title and is accompanied by a 16 page full colour 12' booklet containing the original cassette transcripts and photos plus many new and updated statements and colour photos.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Time To Tell

    Side B:
    2. Ritual Awakening
    3. The Secret Touch

    Release Date: 17th November 2017

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  • Cosey Fanni Tutti 'Tutti'

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    Cosey Fanni Tutti 'Tutti'

    £23.99

    TUTTI is comprised of eight soundscapes: an audio self portrait comprising of manipulated sound recordings from Cosey's life, music and art: 'It's the only album I've made that is an all encompassing statement expressing the totality of my being.

    A sense of the past in relation to the present and everything in between.' These eight pieces were originally conceived as the soundtrack to the autobiographical film Harmonic Coumaction', and performed live in February 2017, part of a series of events that accompanied the COUM Transmissions retrospective which opened Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

    Later that year, Harmonic Coumaction'was presented as an audio-visual installation for Cosey Fanni Tutti's solo exhibition at Cabinet Gallery, London. Cosey Fanni Tutti explains: 'Working on the COUM Transmissions exhibition also coincided with writing my autobiography - collating archive material and re engaging with my past.

    My work is a continuum, the past feeding the present and vice versa. The album is an interpretation of my past and present, of my understanding the shifting perceptions of how they inform one another. One form creating another through a metamorphic process.'

    On TUTTI, the music has been updated and enhanced with elements of the original tracks re-recorded and further processed specifically to create a unique stand-alone document, separate to the live performance and installation.

    Recorded at Cosey Fanni Tutti's studio in Norfolk, the album, as on her debut release, Time To Tell, merges Cosey's art activities with her exploration of sound: The album's autobiographical theme is not locked into any specific time or place, the voices', instruments and sounds together span decades of my life, music and art. In this context my name 'TUTTI'shifts from its role as a noun to perfectly represent the concept of the album, also acting as sign for me the artist.

    TUTTI is Cosey Fanni Tutti's only solo album release since 1982's Time To Tell. Time To Tell was recently given its first release on vinyl, on a long awaited official deluxe edition. The interim years between solo releases has seen a blisteringly prolific output as an artist and musician.

    Renowned for her art, her work in the sex industry, as co-founder of Industrial music and Throbbing Gristle, and her pioneering electronic music solo and as Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti and Carter Tutti Void, she has created throughout with the motto 'my life is my art, my art is my life'.

    Cosey's autobiography ART SEX MUSIC was published to worldwide acclaim by Faber & Faber in 2017, a Japanese edition has just been published with further translations and an audio book to follow.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Tutti
    2. Drone
    3. Moe
    4. Sophic Ripple
    5. Split
    6. Heliy
    7. En
    8. Orenda

    Release Date: 08/02/2019
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  • Tyla's Dogs D'Amour 'Tree Bridge Cross'

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    Tyla's Dogs D'Amour 'Tree Bridge Cross'

    £11.99

    Following the UK chart success & critical acclaim of their last full-length studio album ‘In Vino Veritas’  this new album is another incendiary, 111% proof, guitar-fuelled, alcohol-soaked adrenalin shot. 

    Tyla’s trademark songs of hope & heartache, demons & debauchery and conflict & chaos are taken to new heights by a band in full flow. Big choruses are delivered with power. Tender hearted lyrics with emotion.  

    Official release date is September 2nd but you can pre-order now and follow the band’s imperfect journey from creation to completion. Anyone pre-ordering the album will be sent regular missives from Tyla Towers. Updates on artwork, songs in progress, recording out-takes, general musings, napkin drawings and unfunny jokes will all stream your way over the coming months.

    Just add your email here: https://mailchi.mp/35a9a393da7d/tree-bridge-cross

    Tracklisting:
    1. Tree Bridge Cross
    2. Journey to the Centre of the Soul
    3. Stole my Love Away
    4. God Only Knows
    5. Angel Lane
    6. Buried Alive
    7. Raining Fire
    8. Powder Dry
    9. Moth to the Flame
    10. Ghosts

    2CD Tracklisting:
    Disc 1
    1. Tree Bridge Cross
    2. Journey to the Centre of the Soul
    3. Stole my Love Away
    4. God Only Knows
    5. Angel Lane
    6. Buried Alive
    7. Raining Fire
    8. Powder Dry
    9. Moth to the Flame
    10. Ghosts

    Disc 2
    1. Tree Bridge Cross (Acoustic)
    2. Journey to the Centre of the Soul (Acoustic)
    3. Stole my Love Away (Acoustic with Spike)
    4 Angel Lane (Acoustic)
    5. Buried Alive (Acoustic)
    6. Raining Fire (Acoustic)
    7. Powder Dry (Acoustic)
    8. Moth to the Flame (Acoustic)
    9. Ghosts (Acoustic)

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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Don€„¢t Get Lost' - Cargo Records UK - 1

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    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Don't Get Lost'

    £8.49

    Don't Get Lost was fully recorded & produced at Anton's new Cobra Studio in Berlin. It is the 16th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from March 2016 to October 2016.

    With band members Ricky Maymi, Dan Allaire, Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt. Also Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh & Pete Fraser (The PoguesNew Young Pony Club) on saxophone joins the band on this album, plus vocal performances from Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Tess Parks and Shaun Rivers.

    A new dynamic is heard on this album mixing the shoegaze/psychedelic sound with more experimental twists on some tracks you might hear PIL (Metalbox), Primal Scream, or even Ornette Coleman.

    14 tracks that will twist and turn through the known and the unknown Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    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 2015 with a BJM mini-album release entitled 'Mini-Album Thingy Wingy' . In 2016 The band released 2 singles and the critically acclaimed Third World Pyramid . The band have been touring the world since November 2015, playing Australia , New Zealand , and then in 2016 USA , Canada , Europe , Chile & Argentina.

    Vinyl 2xLP Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Open Minds Now Close
    2. Melodys Actual Echo Chamber
    3. Resist Much Obey Little
    4. Charmed I'm Sure

    Side B:
    5. Groove Is In The Heart
    6. One Slow Breath
    7. Throbbing Gristle

    Side C:
    8. Fact 67
    9. Dropping Bombs On The Sun
    10. UFO Paycheck

    Side D:
    11. Geldenes Herz Menz
    12. Acid 2 Me Is No Worse Than War
    13. Nothing New To Trash Like You
    14. Ich Bin Klang

    CD Tracklisting:
    1. Open Minds Now Close
    2. Melodys Actual Echo Chamber
    3. Resist Much Obey Little
    4. Charmed I'm Sure
    5. Groove Is In The Heart
    6. One Slow Breath
    7. Throbbing Gristle
    8. Fact 67
    9. Dropping Bombs On The Sun
    10. UFO Paycheck
    11. Geldenes Herz Menz
    12. Acid 2 Me Is No Worse Than War
    13. Nothing New To Trash Like You
    14. Ich Bin Klang
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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Fire Doesn't Grow On Trees'

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    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Fire Doesn't Grow On Trees'

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    'When you are compelled to do the right thing, when you live by some internal code, and you don't shy away from standing up to and in the face of adversity or against the mob or the man no matter what that might mean to "your fame or prospects", it's doing the right thing... for some it might be taking a knee, or even a baton or bullet. That's a fire inside you, and it doesn't grow on trees. I create my own culture because it is what I need and what I feel isn't being provided. It doesn't exist unless I participate.' – Anton Newcombe

    ANTON NEWCOMBE – frontman, songwriter composer, studio owner, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, force of nature – returns with the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s 19th full-length studio album Fire Doesn't Grow On Trees, which will be released on 24th June 2022 on his own label A Recordings.

    It has been 30 years since the release of their first single She Made Me / Evergreen. Released in 1992, as the British music press descended on the US to anoint the next US guitar band as flavour of the month and major labels were on the hunt for the compliant hopefuls to be their latest quick fix, Anton Newcombe had an idea: say no. As leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Newcombe had already established himself as a visionary songwriter, a man to whom making music wasn't a lifestyle choice or a hipster haircut but the very fabric of existence itself, and he had observed in silent horror as his peers meekly acquiesced to everything – yes to contracts, yes to management, yes to suggestions, yes to this, yes to that, yes, yes, yes. But he was different. Anton Newcombe was going to say no to everything. "I just knew I would be more successful in a certain way by saying no, just being contrary because I figured that if people liked me they were gonna like me anyway," he says. "Or dislike me. It doesn’t matter."

    Brian Jonestown Massacre's shoegazing-tinged debut album Methodrone was released in 1995 and since then numerous band members have joined Newcombe on his sonic escapades, but he has remained the sole constant, the creative mastermind at the centre of one of music's most fascinating bands. There have been a further 18 albums under the Brian Jonestown Massacre moniker since then, each embarking on their own mind-expanding adventure and exploring the outer realms of rock'n'roll; psychedelic rock, country-blues, snarling rock’n’roll, blissed-out noise-pop and more.

    Along the way, Newcombe has established himself as a once-in-a-lifetime talent who saw the direction in which mainstream indie-rock was heading and opted to take the long way round. He's emerged as - revolutionary force in modern music, an underground hero. There was no other way, this was how it had to be. "My only option with everything in life has always been that you just jump into the fire," he declares. "It doesn’t matter what it is."

    It's with that spirit that he’s hopped around the globe, from the West Coast to New York, from Manhattan to Iceland, and then to Berlin, where he’s lived for 14 years and has two flats, one to live in and one that's been converted into his studio. He goes there six days a week to work and write and record and produce and it's where the fantastic new BJM album Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees was made. In an era where one band bleeds into the next and production all seems to be pulling from a similarly beige-y sonic palette, here is a record that crackles with excitement and possibility, the fuzz of those 60s Ampeg amps, the exhilarating swirl of guitars and keyboards and Newcombe in the middle of it all, conducting the chaos.

    Fire Doesn't Grow On Trees is the beginning of a thrilling new phase for Newcombe and his band. Joining him in the studio for this album were Ricky Maymi (guitars), Ryan Carlson Van Kriedt (keyboards), Hakon Adalsteinsson (guitar), Hallberg Daði Hallbergsson (bass), Uri Rennert (drums) and Sara Neidorf (drums).

    After a hugely prolific 2010s that saw the release of eight long-players and one mini-album, Newcombe had been going through a period of writer’s block when one day he picked up his 12-string guitar in the studio and album opener and lead single The Real came out of him. Like the kraken, it was as if he’d summoned it. "All of a sudden, I just heard something," he says. "And then it just didn’t stop. We tracked a whole song every single day for 70 days in a row."

    Four minutes into Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees, there are two lines that sum up its fearless spirit. "Fight the beast until it dies, raise your sword up to the sky!", sings Newcombe as an explosion of fuzzy guitars, thrumming organs and rolling drums collide around him. As soon as Newcombe wrote it, he knew The Real had to open the new album. "That line is like fantasyland!" he laughs. "It's the little kid in me, full on St George shit. It's as much a declaration of anything that I could ever muster. A lot of the album is about affirmation by just living. Existentially, this time period has felt pretty dark so it’s about fighting the good fight. I’m singing to empower other people. First of all, I’m getting whatever I need out of it, but I can see it as something other people can identify with."

    These are songs fuelled with the heady feeling of capturing a moment – from the hot-footed country sway of It's About Being Free Really to the hazy grooves of What's In A Name, from the garage stomp of Silenced to the widescreen 60s-pop of Wait A Minute (2:30 To Be Exact). Nothing was pre-written. Like The Real, everything was conjured up by where an instrument took Newcombe when he picked it up. "I could sit at the piano, the organ, any instrument, and get an idea all of a sudden. I would play for one second with the band to get a grasp of the idea, and then we would unplug the amps and put on the headphones, plug in and track it. Then I would go, 'guys leave the room', sing the words in my head and then record them. Everything's off the top of my head, just like one-take Jake. I surprised myself."

    Fire Doesn't Grow On Trees is a brilliant album, but there is no such thing as a defining statement in Anton Newcombe's world anymore, just more chapters that contribute to the tale. "Nobody can stop me, I'm not asking somebody, I'm not making the rounds at Warners, saying 'please put out my record!'. It's just for me," he says. He hopes he can be an inspiration to others. "I would love to see more groups, people playing music in the UK and everywhere else because I really enjoy it. That's the only reason I need. It's the only reason to do stuff." That hits to the core of what makes Anton Newcombe and Brian Jonestown Massacre tick in 2022. He'll keep jumping in that fire. That's how he rolls. Savour it.

    Tracklisting:
    1. The Real
    2. Ineffable Mindfuck
    3. It's About Being Free Really
    4. What's In A Name
    5. Silenced
    6. Before And After land
    7. You Think I'm Joking?
    8. #1 LUCKY KITTY
    9. Wait A Minute (2:30 to be exact)
    10. Don't Let Me Get In Your Way
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  • The Moons 'Riding Man' Vinyl 7

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    Limited to 500 copies on blue vinyl. The Moons Return With New Sun Kissed Song "Riding Man". A Colourful, Uplifting And Percussive Single Recorded Live In The Legendary Abbey Road Studios London. Riding Man is the first release of many pop-fueled songs from The Moons forthcoming new album Pocket Melodies (working title). 


    It's summer vibes place you in a festival style field with a sun kissed sky and it features wonderful artwork by Goldendaze Illustration. Along with the rest of the album Riding Man was recorded in London at Abbey Road studio 2 which as you know was the main room for most of The Beatles' magic. Completely inspired and in ore, The Moons recorded the whole album live in a day leaving a little room to sprinkle some extra magic in the comfort of Paul Wellers'personal space Black Barn Studios.

    'I wrote Riding Man inspired by Moons fan and friend Bradley Wiggins after he won the Tour De France'. 'When I first came up with the chords I immediately imagined myself with friends sat in long grass, acoustic guitars and orange skies'. 'It would be so easy to write something about isolation and feeling trapped right now but The Moons want to give people the opposite with this single. Freedom in the sun!' Andy Crofts (The Moons).

    The Moons are a 4 piece outfit formed in 2008 by frontman guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts now also a permanent member of the Paul Weller band along with Moons drummer Ben Gordelier. Other Moonies in the band are Chris Watson guitar, Ben Curtis on bass guitar and floating member Luke Goddard who played percussion on the track and often joins the band live.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Riding Man (2:55)

    Side B:
    Sunday Love In (3:15)

    Release Date:26/06/2020

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  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Musique de film imaginé' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Brian Jonestown Massacre 'Musique de Film Imaginé'

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    Musique de film imaginé (music for film imagined) is a soundtrack that pays homage to the great European film directors of the late 50's and 60's, such as Francois Truffaut & Jean-Luc Godard (to name but two), created by Anton Newcombe on behalf of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for an imaginary French film.

    Guests on this daring symphonic experience are French chanteuse and multi-instrumentalist SoKo and Italian actress, singer and director Asia Argento. SoKo is signed to Because Music and her track We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow'was featured in the viral video First Kiss', which has garnered over 63 million views and debuted at number 9 in the Billboard Hot 100 last year. Asia Argento, who has starred in music videos for Marilyn Manson, Placebo and Tim Burgess, recently wrote the storyline for ASAP Rocky's music video and short film Phoenix', which has had over 5.5 million hits. Both vocal performances are in French.

    Anton Newcombe recorded Musique de film imaginé in Berlin in August 2014, after a successful European tour for the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    Anton says:

    'The album that you are about to hear is a soundtrack, my own creation, a tribute to great directors and filmmakers to an era that now seems to be behind us. Leaving the smart person to care to imagine that this art could now be in the shadow of its former glory. 'The interesting thing about this project is that the film does not exist either. Even so, I imagined and I realized its soundtrack... Now it's your turn, you are the listener to imagine the film.'

    Brian Jonestown Massacre 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. 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.

    Tracklisting:

    Side A:
    1. Après Le Vin
    2. Philadelphie Story (with Soko)
    3. La Dispute
    4. L'Enfer
    5. Elle s'échappe

    Side B:
    1. Le Cadeau
    2. Le Sacre du Printemps (with Asia Argento)
    3. Le Souvenir
    4 - Les Trois Cloches
    5. Bonbon
    6. L'Ennui
    7. Bonbon Deux
    8. La Question
    9. Au Somme
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  • Public Image Ltd (PiL) 'What The World Needs Now...' - Cargo Records UK

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    Public Image Ltd (PiL) 'What The World Needs Now...'

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    What The World Needs Now - ¦', released September 4th 2015, is the 10th studio album from legends Public Image Ltd (PiL).

    Released on CD, double vinyl and digital download, the 11-track album follows the huge critical success of 2012's 'This is PiL', the band's first album in 17 years. In winter 2014 PiL returned to Steve Winwood's Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds' to record the new album 'What The World Needs Now - ¦'.

    Commenting on the album, John Lydon says, "Buy now while stocks last."

    What The World Needs Now - ¦', is self-funded by PiL and released on their own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution. 

    The artwork for the album, partly inspired by Native American Hopi characters, was designed and painted by John Lydon.
     
    Tracklisting:
    1. Double Trouble 
    2. Know Now 
    3. Bettie Page 
    4. C'est La Vie 
    5. Spice of Choice 
    6. The One 
    7. Big Blue Sky 
    8. Whole Life Time 
    9. I'm Not Satisfied 
    10. Corporate 
    11. Shoom

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  • The Moons 'Today' Vinyl 7

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    The Moons 'Today' Vinyl 7" - White

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    Very limited 7' on the lack of the last sold out single.

    The Moons return with their second single TODAY from the forthcoming new album Pocket Melodies.

    Keeping with a summer feel Today is an upbeat feel good track written by singer Andy Crofts adding more light and sunshine on these surreal times.

    The perfect follow up to the first Riding Man. "The song is about finally finding some happiness and not letting it go. Years of dreaming, years of hard graft all come to one point and you want to share it with your love". Andy Crofts.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Today
    2. The Old Brigade

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  • Public Service Broadcasting 'Inform Educate Entertain - The DVD' - Cargo Records UK

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    Public Service Broadcasting 'Inform Educate Entertain' - The DVD.

    The DVD features numerous extras, including short films shot on the road with the band, live at Village Underground in London, and in conversation with Time Out at the BFI's head office, amongst others, plus an insightful audio commentary from J. Willgoose, Esq who talks through the ideas and stories which lie behind each track.

    Tracklisting:
    Inform ' Educate ' Entertain
    Spitfire
    Theme From PSB
    Signal 30
    Night Mail
    Qomolangma
    ROYGBIV
    The Now Generation
    Lit Up
    Everest
    Late Night Final

    Extra Features:
    On the road with PSB
    An audience with PSB @ The BFI
    Live @ Village Underground

    Bonus Material:
    Theme From PSB music video
    Signal 30 music video
    Night Mail live video
    Everest live video

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  • Buddha Machine 1 '2017 Edition Loop Box' - Cargo Records UK

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    Buddha Machine 1 '2017 Edition Loop Box'

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    In 2005 the Beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian released their first 'Buddha Machine' loop box, a quirky pocket sound system that propelled sound art into the consumer mainstream.

    Over the past 12 years, they have released more than 6 different versions of their pioneering loop device, including collaborations with artists as diverse as industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle and American composer Philip Glass.

    The original unit was long sold-out and in high demand among collectors. This 2017 edition of the Buddha Machine features the original loops in all their 8-bit Lo-Fi glory and comes in 4 soft-tone colours: red, blue, green and orange.

    Since the beginnings of the Buddha Machine our motto has been "Soft Sound, Happy Life."

    This re-issue of the original soundbox aims to be a calming, gentle voice for stressful, noisy times. The machine is designed to be played softly, at low volumes, allowing the loops to mix with the background sounds of your life and create a feeling of calm and ease.

    The Buddha Machine is a truly unique musical device that prefers to sit in the background, quietly and gently working its sonic magic.

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  • Sleaford Mods 'Divide And Exit' - Cargo Records UK

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    Sleaford Mods 'Divide And Exit'

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    'Divide And Exit' sees Sleaford Mods once again released on the elusive Nottingham-based low-profile Harbinger Sound label. Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as "two skip rats with a laptop" the last 12 months has seen the Sleaford Mods simply knock all their distractors clear out of the way.

    The mounting hysteria surrounding their 2013 album " Austerity Dogs" has spread like chlamydia at a teenage house party and saw them topping many 'End of Year' lists worldwide.  Along with a handful of limited 7" releases on labels as diverse as Matador and X-Mist, plus an extensive european touring programme have all helped to solidify their growing reputation as the 'ones to watch '. The Sleaford Mods duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn have also been busy throughout the year working on the follow up album which finally sees a release at the start of May.

    "Divide and Exit " contains 14 new tracks all written over the last 12 months and the result is as immediately in your face as its vicious predecessor.  Whilst Fearn's beats and loops will pull you up into the urgency of Sleaford Mods they also allow you to run the gauntlet from delibrate clumsy dance-floor swaggers to full-on punk throwabouts with them. Williamson is let free to spit out his unempathic litany of bile and anger towards the bloated and tedious. His verbal salvos and side-swipes are often savage and brutal , yet at turns, hilarious, but always spot on as Sleaford Mods rage and despair as the country sinks deeper into a cesspool of its own idiocy.

    It's an album that doesn't have the privilege of luxury, indulgence or extravaganza and it will strike a resonant chord with many because it simply refuses to compromise. Many critics have attempted to tag and align the Sleaford Mods with other artists and have done little other than to advertise their own shortcomings and lack of knowledge.

    If you need a pointer try and imagine an East Midlands take on Suicide that survived rave culture and looked to the Wu-Tang Clan for the escape hatch. The down to earth observations and story-telling of Ian Dury or Patrik Fitzgerald are maybe closer than any other names flung about in desperation.

    If you wish to tag and place Sleaford Mods you're only limiting yourself.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Air Conditioning 
    2. Tied Up in Nottz 
    3. A Little Ditty 
    4. You're Brave 
    5. Strike Force 
    6. The Corgi 
    7. From Rags to Richards 
    8. Liveable Shit 
    9. Under the Plastic and N.C.T. 
    10. Tiswas 
    11. Keep Out of It 
    12. Smithy 
    13. Middle Men 
    14. Tweet Tweet Tweet
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