Transitions from Cosines out now

15 Jul

Cosines

Cosines return with their new EP, “Transitions”. As well as being the missing link between the band’s debut LP and next year’s follow-up, the four tracks are all about change – with themes of starting over, moving on, making changes and reacting to unexpected events.

Opening track, Let’s Start It Over, is the most personal, building over five minutes to a classic pop crescendo – coming soon to a dancefloor near you. Dunbar was written in angry response to the news that Cosines’ spiritual home, The Buffalo Bar, was to shut, and received its live debut at one of the final shows there. The song pays tribute to the latest of many vital small music venues forced to close due to property development, London’s increasing gentrification and lack of arts support from government.

Transitions is out on 10″ black vinyl and as a download now.

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Petito from Palomica

1 Jul

Petito

Petito is Palomica’s second full length album, and their first with Fika Recordings. Since 2013’s “Sometimes It’s A Struggle”, Nicol Parkinson has played with co-existing unrelated sounds, bringing tape manipulation, ambient recordings and electronic drones to his delicate pop songs. It was partially recorded in his childhood bedroom outside Brighton, with his childhood cats poking around, and finished in Bristol in late 2015 with a different cat poking around.

Petito is full of incidental outside sounds alongside tumbling words and occasional guitar flourishes: sometimes melodic, sometimes cacophonic. For fans of Real Estate, Belle & Sebastian and Tenniscoats.

Available now on 12″ pigeon coloured vinyl and on download.
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Math and Physics Club’s In This Together out now

24 Jun

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We’ve been very excited to work with our new friends Math and Physics Club and our old friends at Matinee Recordings on this brand new compilation, gathering together 16 b-sides, rarities and unreleased treats from the band, all on vinyl for the very first time. Pre-orders have been brisk so we’ve only a handful of copies of this left, so don’t hang around if you’re keen to get a copy.
If you’re a MAPC fan in the USA and are hankering over a copy of the gatefold vinyl, ask your local record store to order you a copy in – RedEye are distributing it outside Europe so point them in the right direction! Matinee are looking after the CD version – we’re hoping to get a few copies to the UK in time for Indietracks, otherwise you can order it directly from them here.

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“this collection of Math and Physics Club’s earliest work and some choice rarities works as a reminder of how good they were, how at their best they actually came quite close to being the next Lucksmiths or B&S”
All Music

“So far this is easily the best compilation album of the year and quite possibility the only one you’ll need in 2016.”
Pennyblack Music

“there’s something stirring and anthemic in the best of these sweetly melodic, heartfelt and life-affirming songs that keeps you hooked on every word and chord change. It’s pop without cynicism, familiar in its sound but attractive all the same”
Sounds XP

“Although it isn’t billed as a greatest hits album, it comes close to serving as one and should become a favorite album for old and new fans alike. I’ve had it on repeat for several days now, and it is like having a welcome old friend drop in for an extended stay.”
When You Motor Away

“this is your chance to fall in love with one of the greatest bands you might have overlooked”
Austin Town Hall

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23rd June: Petito album launch show

10 Jun

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June the 23rd – it’s referendum day! You’ve got until 10pm until polls close to cast your vote – but we’d suggest you do that early, and come and join us from 8pm at Haunt for the launch of Palomica’s Petito album. Support comes from The Nervy Betters and Actual Crimes.
We’ll have copies of Petito available to buy ahead of it’s release on the 1st of July too.
Advance tickets are £5 from WeGotTickets – they’ll be slightly more on the door.

To get you in the mood, you can listen to the first single taken from Petito, Honeydew, which is released today!

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Palomica join Fika Recordings

5 Jun

We’re really rather chuffed to be able to announce that Palomica have joined the Fika Recordings fold. We’ll be releasing their second album Petito on the 1st of July – but before that, you can hear the lead single Honeydew below.

Honeydew is released as a 4 track single on the 10th of June.

Then it’s only a short wait until the release of Petito at the start of July. The album comes on pigeon coloured vinyl (think a soft grey base, with specks of green and purple). We’ll have some copies available for sale ahead of the release at the launch show on the 23rd of June at Haunt (Stoke Newington High Street), where Palomica will be joined by The Nervy Betters and Actual Crimes. Full details over on the Facebook page – advance tickets are available from WeGotTickets.

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You can pre-order Petito here.

Palomica is the home-recorded clumsy rock and roll project of Nicol Parkinson. It’s incidental outside sounds alongside tumbling words and occasional guitar flourishes: sometimes melodic, sometimes cacophonic.

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Math and Physics Club – In This Together

1 Jun

It’s an absolute pleasure to announce that we’re releasing In This Together, a compilation of EPs, b-sides and rarities from Math and Physics Club. It’s the first time on vinyl for all of these tracks, and we’ve rolled the boat out to make it something truly special: heavyweight cream 12″ vinyl wrapped up in a lovely gatefold sleeve, crammed full of release notes, credits and some wonderful liner notes from Tullycraft’s Sean Tollefson.

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Longtime fans know that Math and Physics Club have never been ones to stash away their lesser material on EPs and b-sides. Some would argue that many of their best songs over the past decade have appeared on exclusive EPs and vinyl-only singles, which is why this collection of non-album tracks plays like one of the band’s finest full length albums, and works equally well for completists and as a starting point for new fans.

The songs here are carefully presented in reverse chronological order, starting with the stunning new track “Coastal California, 1985” that finds the band still in fine form with its chiming guitars and swelling harmonies. Side one continues without missing a beat, winding through several unreleased and hard-to-find tracks from recent years, including a soft and sweet acoustic arrangement of “Do You Keep a Diary” that turns the tables on the electropop version that appeared on their 2007 EP.

Side two features their beloved and previously out-of-print first two EPs, with the classic jangle of “Movie Ending Romance” kicking off a relentlessly cracking set of pop that, when presented together this way, serves to highlight the band’s remarkable first year.

You can pre-order the vinyl from us now – we’ll be shipping these out shortly to ensure you get your copy by the release date on the 24th of June. If CDs are more your bag, then you’re in luck too: our friends over at Matinee Recordings are putting the CD out from the USA – pre-order that from Matinee here.

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Turtle Dove – available now!

20 May

Here’s a new one from Stanley Brinks, this time in collaboration with the Norwegian ensemble, The Kaniks. Turtle Dove is out now on blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, complete with download code of the album (and bonus two track single Too Much Women).
Buy the vinyl from Fika
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“Turtle Dove is a welcome addition to Stanley Brinks’ back catalogue; he’s one of the most imaginative and accomplished songwriters around today with an unerring instinct for creating atmospheric and engaging albums. Along with his collaborators, The Kaniks, Stanley Brinks has made yet another glorious album which celebrates the individuality of us all at the same time as it reminds us we’re not all that different, really, under the skin. I can see it becoming an indispensable part of my summer soundtrack and am very much looking forward to hearing the other two albums in this trilogy of Nordic antifolk. Great stuff!” Folk Radio

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