We’ve had some tote bags made up. They come in 5 colours (black, graphite grey, navy blue, classic red and bottle green), are 100% cotton and look amazing! Available from the Fika webshop – buy tote bag.
Two years ago, Darren Hayman and myself curated a free download album, giving away two (and frequently more) tracks every day through December in the run up to Christmas. There were new tracks from Darren, collaborations with The Wave Pictures, contributions from much of the Fika Recordings roster and from our friends. We had the very first track from Cosines, the very first recorded song from Josie Long and releases from members of both Madness and Death In Vegas.
The album is still available, and is still free, for you to download here. Just the job if you’re looking to keep Chris Rea, Wizzard and Slade off the family stereo this Christmas…
Stanley Brinks is joined by The Wave Pictures on their first joint release for 4 years with upcoming 7” single Orange Juice.
Orange Juice is an anthemic singalong about a recipe for happiness – “a little bit of you, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, ephedrine and orange juice”.
B-side Maybe I Will See You Again is, rather aptly after the concoction of Orange Juice before it, a song about standing at a street corner with a hangover. It has previously appeared on the album ‘Stanley Brinks Hovers’, but this is a new rock’n roll version backed by The Wave Pictures.
Orange Juice is out on the 20th January on 7″ orange vinyl and is available digitally.
Neither track features on the new Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures album ‘Gin’, out in March.
There’s also a sneak peak of the A-side for Orange Juice from the test pressings here
An absolutely dreamy pop song from Azure Blue with a video to suit, I’m still overwhelmed by this song, and by the album. Having been listening to it for several months now, the palpitations of hearing it for the first time are still there every time the vinyl goes on to my turntable – its a record for lying back on the sofa and dreaming of the thrill of summer road trips, the lush grassy meadows and the brisk late evening swims under the sunset…
The album is out now on LP/CD/double gatefold LP.
Here’s a new video from Fulhäst, the second from his debut album Broken, starring members of Tigercats and Fever Dream. Fulhäst plays lo-fi Gameboy pop-punk about movies, heartbreak and stuff.
The album was recorded in the spring by Darren Hayman and Darren has also remixed one of the tracks, Your Skin, available here as a free download.