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.

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

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

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

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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The Smittens “Love Record Breaker”

18 Aug

It’s finally out! Love Record Breaker is the new 10″ record from The Smittens. We’ve gone all out hand screenprinting six different cover designs, each numbered and limited to just 50.

“The vocal arrangements sound great, the reverb 1950s guitar sound wonderful. There will be no dancing at the indie disco to this and its all the better for it… Arguably their most important album to date.”
Neon Filler [8.5/10]

“there is nothing really to compare the Smittens with which is good in itself, so you just have to let you hair down a bit if you have some and listen to the simple sounds, chuckle at the naughty lyrics, pour yourself a dry martini and morph into a whore. Marvellous!”
Penny Black Music

Order Love Record Breaker here.

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Stanley Brinks & Freschard: on tour with The Wave Pictures

12 Aug

Stanley Brinks & Freschard head out on tour on Friday in support of their new album Pizza Espresso, joined by long time collaborators, The Wave Pictures.

Having already released 2 of the best albums of 2014 (Gin on Fika Recordings, and Boom Biddy Boom on wiaiwya) Stanley Brinks & Freschard are releasing Pizza Espresso – an album of duets, and a collaboration between both labels – on the 25th of August.

Pizza Espresso is an album of love songs about drinking and drinking songs about love. Picture Emmylou and Gram relocated to Berlin with a guitar, a pennywhistle and a washboard and writing ten gorgeous duets to be sung on lazy summer evenings.

“if you have time, and nothing on your mind, why, i’m free, for you and me”

Stanley Brinks & Freschard, with The Wave Pictures tour dates:

AUGUST 15 Fri CAMBRIDGE – The Portland Arms (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 16 Sat BRISTOL – The Louisiana 
(Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

(Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures)

AUGUST 18 Mon LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 19 Tues HARROGATE – Major Tom’s Social Café Bar (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 20 Wed EAGLESCLIFFE – The Waiting Room (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 21 Thurs NEWCASTLE – Cluny (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 22 Fri EDINBURGH – Sneaky Pete’s (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 23 Sat DOUNE, (near STIRLING) – The Rabbit Hole 
(Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures)

AUGUST 24 Sun DOUNE – The Rabbit Hole (The Wave Pictures and Freschard)

AUGUST 25 Mon SHEFFIELD – Riverside, Point Blank Theatre 
(Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 26 Tues LONDON – Shacklewell Arms
 (Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures + Freschard)

AUGUST 27 Wed FALMOUTH – Beerwolf Books (Stanley Brinks and Freschard only)

AUGUST 28 Thurs EXETER – The Cavern (Stanley Brinks and Freschard only)

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