‘My Ass’ – new album from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures out now

2 Oct

My Ass is finally out!

Q called My Ass “an absolute joy”, Uncut think My Ass is “leftfield loveliness” and Folk Radio call My Ass “definitely something to be cherished”. Read more about My Ass over on the Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures page at Fika here.

Now you’re sitting down, get your copy of either the camel coloured 12″ vinyl or the CD in card digipack from the Fika Recordings shop, where you can also download a copy and find My Ass streaming.

Catch them on their tour, supported by Freschard, at the following dates:
Fri Oct 2nd : CARDIFF – Full Moon
Sat Oct 3rd : PRESTON – Blitz
Sun Oct 4th : EDINBURGH – Teviot Underground
Mon Oct 5th : GLASGOW – Broadcast
Tue Oct 6th : BIRMINGHAM – Hare and Hounds
Wed Oct 7th : LONDON – The Lexington

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Owl & Mouse – Misfits video

18 Sep

It’s been a little while in the making since we recorded this video back in July in Norway on the Owl & Mouse tour with The Smittens, but I’ve finally found a rainy Sunday to put this video together. Shot partly on the train journey from the Bergen to Volda, and then over the weekend at Indiefjord, Misfits is the final video taken from Owl & Mouse’s debut album departures.

Hannah says “This is an old song that took a different shape after a visit to my hometown. It’s about the relationship I have with my siblings, how every time I’m with them I’m surprised by how similar we are and how we all feel and think the same things.”

Buy Departures on vinyl, CD or download from Fika here.

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New album from Darren Hayman

12 Sep

Darren Hayman

We’re very excited to be able to say we’ve got a new album from Darren Hayman coming out in November, the first with Fika Recordings since 2013’s album Bugbears. Since then he’s put out the incredible Chants For Socialists (a stunning album taking inspiration and words from William Morris’ pamphlet of the same name) and unveiled a long running project based around Thankful Villages.

Back to the LP in question! It is a beautifully delicate and touchingly honest album simply titled Florence after the city in which it was created. This is his very first purely solo album, featuring no other musicians. It was written and recorded between Christmas and New Year at the end of 2014 in the Firenze flat belonging to Elizabeth Morris (Allo Darlin’) and Ola Innset (Making Marks). Continuing his habit of making incisive, observational and beautiful albums, with Florence Hayman has taken a back-to-basics approach, eschewing his recent collaborative, conceptual approaches for a humble and modest solo effort, entirely recorded and performed in the Italian apparetemento of his hosts.

We’ll be putting this out on vinyl and download at the start of November, but to whet your appetite, here’s the opening track from Florence, Nuns Run The Apothecary, supposedly Darren’s response to Allo Darlin’s track Darren!.

Florence by Darren Hayman is available to pre-order on 12″ vinyl now

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Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Berlin

11 Sep

We’ve got the second single, Berlin, taken from the latest Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures album for you – available as a download and on coloured 7″ vinyl. On the flipside you’ll find the non-album track It’s Complicated.

Out on Friday!

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The video sees Stanley take you to Berlin, to capture the spirit of the city that he calls home.

Buy Berlin by Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures on 7″ or DL

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Owl & Mouse – Departures video

28 Aug

Earlier in the summer, Darren Hayman took Owl & Mouse out on to the canals of East London with The Record Deck to shoot a video for Departures, taken from the debut album of the same name.

Buy your copy of Owl & Mouse’s Departures here, on vinyl, CD or download.

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Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – Wakefield

14 Aug

Finally! We’ve waited a long time to get this out to you, the first single from the new album by Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures. It was all recorded immediately after their tour for Gin in March 2014, mixed and mastered shortly after, and we’ve spent the last year and a half singing it to ourselves… but now you can join in!

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It’s available on 7″ teal coloured vinyl, Wakefield on the a-side and Dolores on the b-side. Buy it from us here or pick it up from your local record shop. And if you’re more digitally inclined, it’s available on iTunes, Spotify etc too!

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‘Departures’ from Owl & Mouse out now!

24 Jul

It feels like we’ve been sat on this record for a long time, eagerly awaiting the time where we can let you hear it all! And now we can!
It might be one of our best looking records to date (hat tip to Tom Humberstone for this amazing artwork) – you can get it on lovely 12″ vinyl, CD or as a digital download direct from us at the Fika Recordings shop, from iTunes, Spotify and all the usual outlets.

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