The third release in Fu Manchu’s 30th Anniversary vinyl reissue series, Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition, is the first ever update to this legendary compilation of the band’s earliest singles.
These songs are the only ones recorded with the band’s original lead guitarist, Scott Votaw, as well as the only ones recorded as a three piece of the original core line-up of Scott Hill (vocals/guitar), Mark Abshire (bass) and Ruben Romano (drums).
Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition features the 9 songs from the original release including the first version of fan favorite, “Ojo Rojo,” plus 2 newly discovered tracks that have never been heard before: “Ford-Natic” and an early version of “Shine It On,” which was later re-recorded for their debut album.
All songs were remixed by Scott Hill along with the band’s current producing partner, Jim Monroe (Adolescents, Channel 3, Ignite) and remastered by Carl Saff for optimum fidelity.
This limited edition 2,000 unit LP run is pressed on neon purple vinyl and the newly designed gatefold package includes never before seen photos of the band and flyers from their early shows.
The limited edition 1,000 unit CD run also features the updated art and a digital specific remaster.
Tracklisting: 1. Don’t Bother Knockin’ (If This Van’s Rockin’) 2. Ford-Natic 3. El Don 4. Pick-Up Summer 5. Ojo Rojo 6. Pinbuster 7. Senioritis 8. Shine It On 9. Simco 10. Space Sucker 11. Vankhana (Rollin’ Rooms)
Available on Gold 180 gram vinyl Minneapolis psych-rockers Magic Castles are back with a new LP, “Sun Reign”, making an exciting return after founder and songwriter Jason Edmonds’ suffered a near fatal car accident in November 2019.
Magic Castles are well-versed in the ways of psychedelically-inclined folk-rock. Edmonds’ smooth vocal harmonies float above the guitars, creating a lush, almost Byrds-esque soundscape. The layered arrangements incorporate Farfisa organ, synths, and dreamy string arrangements.
Sun Reign is the band’s fourth release on Anton Newcombe's label ‘A’ Recordings Ltd. Ironically similar to BJM, the Magic Castles have been plagued by lineup changes over the years. Due to this and other factors, in 2016, Edmonds, a single father, decided to take a short hiatus from regular live shows and touring to focus on his family.
During that time, (2016-2019) Edmonds, an introverted multi-instrumentalist, continued to record new material in his studio, and also record with a new band at Neil Weir’s studio Blue Bell Knoll, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The results of these sessions are the current release, “Sun Reign”.
Tracklisting: 1. Sunburst 2. Lost Dimension 3. Ode to the Wind 4. Asuras 5. World of Time 6. Valley of Nysa 7. Magna Mater 8. Surmise 9. Gates of the Sun 10. Relax Your Mind
NHS 10th Anniversary EP Series: Sky Valley Mistress: Acoustic Session EP
Available on Ltd Edition CD in a bespoke Die cut, 10th anniversary digipack of 150 only.
2021 is a landmark of a kind for New Heavy Sounds, as it is 10 years since the label first started back in 2011. In order to mark their 10th year, New Heavy Sounds will be releasing a series of 10th anniversary CD EP’s in very, very limited editions.
These E.P’s will contain new or exclusive tracks from their roster and beyond and will be available by mail order only.
The first of these limited editions features Blackburn stoner blues rockers Sky Valley Mistress. Before lockdown hit in 2020 the band recorded an acoustic set and these songs make up this anniversary release.
The set contains 4 songs from their debut album. ‘You Got Nothing’ ‘Skull and Pistons’ ‘It Won’t Stop’ and ‘She Is So’.
This is SVM in intimate mode, just keyboards, percussion, guitar and the sonorous vocals of Kayley Davies. The stripped-down mode really allows her to shine and more than anything showcases what a brilliant expressive voice she has.
Recorded in their studio and specially re-mastered for this release, New Heavy Sounds hope you’ll be as captivated as they were when they heard them.
The Sky Valley Mistress acoustic sessions E.P. is set to be released on March 26th.
Tracklisting: 1. You Got Nothing (acoustic) 2.‘Skull and Pistons (acoustic) 3. It Won’t Stop (acoustic 4. She Is So (acoustic)
The Moons return with their final single "The Lone Wolf' a mellow yet contagious number soaked heavily in melody and recorded in studio 2 Abbey Road London. The single is the third release from the successful Pocket Melodies album.
The Lone Wolf is an outcast. A lost soul stuck inside the narrow walls of his mind and possibly by choice. He built this world to save himself but dreams what it would be like to fit in. To be accepted. On the flip is a charming piano version of the working class love song An Ordinary Romance.
The song features at the end of the Pocket Melodies documentary ‘Inside The Melodies’ and was a spontaneous live recording by Andy Crofts while sat in Black Barn Studios waiting for people to arrive for a session.
A masterclass from start to finish" - Clash Magazine 8/10
"A genuine talent coming of age" - Mojo Magazine 4/5
"The Moons new album sees them perfecting their way with a perfect pop song" - Shindig Magazine