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‘My Old Friend’ from Enderby’s Room out now

17 Feb

We’ve given you a little taster of Enderby’s Room over the past couple of months, with the digital singles Lakeside and Heartaches. Now it’s time to get stuck in properly, with their debut 7″ out today. My Old Friend is taken from their forthcoming self titled debut album, and the 7″ vinyl version comes with two exclusive non-album b-sides, Pale Blue Dot and Postcards.

You can buy it direct from our Bandcamp, from your local record shop, and you can listen digitally via Spotify and iTunes.

Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums: Treating You Right

10 Feb

Treating You Right, the latest single taken from the forthcoming album from Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums is out now!

Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes | Soundcloud

In case you hadn’t heard, Allo Darlin’s Bill Botting is returning to Australia in March. So we’re sending him off in the best possible way – an almighty party on a Sunday night. Come join us at Moth Club on the 26th of February from 6pm for an evening of music, celebration and sadness. Bill’s asked an all star cast of indie heroes to come and perform alongside him on the night. We’ve announced the appearance of Tigercats, Darren Hayman, Simon Love, Emma Kupa and Moustache Of Insanity so far, but there are even more guests to be announced. You really wouldn’t want to miss out on Bill’s Last Waltz. Advance tickets are available for £7 from wegottickets.com/fikarecordings.

Enderby’s Room – Heartaches

20 Jan

Heartaches is the second single from the debut Enderby’s Room album, and it’s out today! Clash Music described it as “unfolding gently, the quiet grace of Enderby’s Room seems to draw on the folk tradition while taking brave chances of its own”, and Austin Town Hall said it “has a subtle beauty that will overwhelm you”.
You can hear it now on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes or Soundcloud.

Heartaches is taken from the self titled album from Enderby’s Room, out on the 21st of April on 12″ vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order it here.
Before that, My Old Friend is released as a 7″ single, with two exclusive non album tracks (Pale Blue Dot and Postcards) – get your copy here.

Vieilles Caniques et Nouvelles Caniques out now!

13 Jan

The latest album from Stanley Brinks is out! Joined by two of The Kaniks, appearing here as The Old Time Kaniks, Brinks has penned two albums worth of tales of love, loss and drink.
Available on double vinyl (one green and one white record), double CD digipack with lyrics and music booklet, and as a digital download.

Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes

“Pan European folk whimsy from Andre Herman Dune… these 26 songs sound like ancient folk shanties, but the wry lyrics (“I give all my money to Jim Beam and John Player/But I keep my good loving for you“) remind you these are thoroughly 21st century consturctions” Uncut [7/10]

“The master storyteller, the anti-folk, anti-king of European calypso has cut a wonderful disc of songs about drinking and songs about losing love and the late night malady in front of the dying embers of the night fire. This is a magical double album” NARC [4/5]

“Brinks’ playful mode of storytelling creates entrancing lyrics while the duo of a fiddle and banjo strips folk music back, resulting in an exciting album with a cohesive sense of identity” Cuckoo Review

“these are folk songs, sung in English and French, shot through lost love, found love and plenty of boozing” The Crack

“filled with the European calypso sounds he’s made his own with a generous helping of bluegrass throughout. It’s laid back, like long summer days down by the river, and filled with stories about booze, life on the road, love and heartache” Buzz [3/5]

“The songs are the typical Herman Dune fair in being easi-follow singalongs that even an idiot like me could holler along to. He basks in the sort of choruses that will have pubs of followers singing along and having a good time but oversteps the mark a bit on the otherwise enjoyable opener ‘Ten In the Morning’ where he begins to yodel. Otherwise this is enjoyably old timey campfire singalongs that I’m sure would sound rather good in an old style pub with a roaring fire and Stan and pals in the corner belting them out until way after closing time.” Norman Records

“It’s scary how infectious this tune is, despite minimal instrumentation, just offering string work to back up Brinks’ vocals. The old time sounds never seemed so refreshing.” Austin Town Hall

“a typically idiosyncratic offering; the lo-fi recording of the banjo takes you ear back to the early days of vaudevillian recordings, while the lyrics touch on the cab decorating choices of bus drivers, loves ability to overcome shyness and the dangers of not getting someone’s address; all in just over two minutes” For The Rabbits

Fika’s next show: 26th Feb at Moth Club

12 Jan

Come and join us on the 26th of February at Moth Club for a very special evening with Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums to launch their debut album Better Friends. And what better way to do it, than invite a very special bunch of the band’s friends to join them on stage on the night. We can’t reveal much more than that yet (all will become clear soon!), but we promise you this is one show you don’t want to miss. We’ll be announcing some names and the very special support act shortly… but in the meantime, here’s all the info you need:

26th Feb 2017
Moth Club
Old Trades Hall
Valette Street
E9 6NU
Doors 18:00
Ends 22:00ish
Tickets £7adv / £10 on the door
Facebook event

Christmas at Fika Recordings

22 Dec

We’ve a host of Christmas releases to keep you going through the festive season.

Our double albums from Norwegian Christmas supergroup Sunturns:

A four track EP from Allo Darlin’s Bill Botting:

A long sold out 6 track 10″ from Darren Hayman:

And our mammoth free/pay-what-you-like advent calendar from 2011:
(and don’t forget the advent calendar site, with downloads, artwork, prose and more)

Finally, here’s a Spotify playlist if that’s more your bag…

Happy Christmas!

Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums “Graceland”

10 Dec

Allo Darlin’ are sadly no more, playing their farewell shows at Moth Club and the Scala this weekend. But it’s not all bad news – Allo Darlin’s Bill Botting has recorded a solo record! He’s assembled an all-star band, featuring Hannah ‘little sis’ Botting (Owl & Mouse), Paul ‘Thunder’ Rain (Allo Darlin’/Tigercats), Tom ‘Filibuster’ Wade (Owl & Mouse) and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm (The Wave Pictures).

You can pre-order the album on vinyl, CD or digitally right now, and get an immediate download of Graceland to tide you over until the album’s release in the spring.