Pre-order Beneath The Hill I Smell The Sea now

10 May

Azure Blue

“Beneath The Hill I Smell The Sea” is the final chapter of an ambitious trilogy, emerging from the sombre and introspective earlier chapters of the trilogy to embrace a host of guest vocalists for this finale. In total, seven vocalists join Azure Blue on this record, including Amanda Mair, César Vidal (Caesars) and Per Magnusson (Sportsman).

This time around, Azure Blue produced the album himself over seven months in his Stockholm studio. It has a cleaner sound; it is significantly crisper and more modern than the records that precede it, incorporating textural nuances of both classic hip-hop and dance music in to the lush, analogue escapism that links all three records. Think The Go-Betweens meets Prebab Sprout, dragged kicking and screaming from the depths of New Romanticism in to 2015.

The vinyl LP comes on 12″ transparent azure coloured vinyl, in a thick reverse board sleeve and includes a download code. The CD comes neatly tucked in to a gatefold digifile card sleeve. Both are due in shops from the 15th of June.
The digital version is available worldwide from May 13th – all physical orders will get an immediate download of the digital album too!
For a limited amount of time, you can order both the new album and Azure Blue’s previous record Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt for the bargain price of £18 for both LPs or £15 for both CDs.
Pre-order here!

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Third album from Azure Blue coming soon…

27 Mar

Azure Blue is back! It’s been a year and a half since we released the second record from Azure Blue, Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt, on vinyl back at the end of summer 2013. And we’re really rather excited to be able to announce we’ll be working with Azure Blue again.

Take a listen above to Tragedy & Changes, the first track from his third album Beneath The Hill I Smell The Sea.

We’ll have a confirmed release date for you shortly, once we’ve negotiated the increasing turmoil of attempting to manufacture a record within the 6 months either side of Record Store Day (who’s bloody buying the tens of thousands of U2 deluxe box sets that’s constipating the vinyl pressing plants these days?!)… but put a reminder in your diary for late May to get very, very excited…

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Tigercats “Isle Of Dogs”

14 Feb

Tigercats have just released their second album Mysteries today, having fled the Fika nest to join the mighty Fortuna Pop! label. We’re taking the opportunity to repress our long sold out vinyl version of their debut album Isle Of Dogs – this time on 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl. They’ll be shipping out from mid March, though you can pre-order now and get an immediate download of the album to tide you over.

And if you missed out on a copy of the 7″ version of Harper Lee, backed with the b-side Cats Run Free, you can add that to your order for a mere couple of quid.

Finally, we’re in love with the classic British horror themed video for Sleeping In The Backseat, taken from Mysteries. Enjoy!

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Fika Holiday

5 Oct

Our 50% off sale is now over and we’ve packed up Fika HQ in to storage until the end of the month. We’re really sorry but any orders for physical records or CDs won’t get shipped now until the end of October – but you will still get an immediate digital download through the webshop to keep you going. Do get in touch if you’ve got any questions or want to change your order! Thanks for your understanding folks!

Fika Recordings sale: 50% off or more!

21 Sep

So Fika Recordings has outgrown it’s tiny, one bed flat in north London. We’re moving ten minutes up the road to somewhere slightly bigger – with a little bit more space for maintaining stock of our back catalogue.

We don’t really fancy having to carry quite so many boxes of records up and down stairs when we move at the end of September, so we’re having a sale on back catalogue LPs, EPs, singles and CDs to make our move a little simpler, and to give you all a chance to grab a bargain! Everything in the sale is at least 50%, up to a whacking great 80% off, so if there’s been something you’ve thought about buying for a while, now is your chance.

12″
The Smittens – Believe Me £12 £5
Victoria and Jacob – Victoria and Jacob  £15 £5
Moustache Of Insanity – Album Of Death £12 £5
Azure Blue – Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt £12 £7
Darren Hayman – Bugbears £15 £7

CD
Victoria and Jacob –Victoria and Jacob £5 £1
Moustache Of Insanity –Album Of Death £10 £5
Azure Blue – Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt £10 £5

10″
Fulhast – Broken £10 £5
Red Shoe Diaries – When I Find My Heart… £7 £3

7″
Tigercats – Harper Lee £5 £2
Making Marks – Ticket Machine £5 £2
Victoria and Jacob – Festival £5 £2

Postage will still be as cheap as we can make it, and you’ll be able to combine postage with other sale and non-sale items from the Fika Recordings webshop too. Sale ends the 30th of September.

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