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Stanley Brinks and Freschard tour dates

1 Nov

November 4th MARSEILLE, France – La Machine a Coudre
November 5th ARLES, France – Le Magasin de jouets
November 23rd METZ, France – Bar 7/7
November 24th TBA
November 25th NANCY, France – Home sweet home festival #4
November 26th REIMS, France – TBC
November 27th REIMS, France – Quartier libre (tbc)
November 28th PARIS, France – L’Olympic Cafe
November 29th ZÜRICH, Switzerland – New Zitrone
December 1st FREIBURG, Germany – White Rabbit
December 2nd MANNHEIM, Germany – Altes Volksbad
December 3rd WAIBLINGEN, Germany – Fidel’s Fitz at Kulturhaus Schwanen
December 4th BAERENBACH,Germany – Shorty’s

Owl & Mouse on tour

23 Oct


Not long now until we host Owl & Mouse and Model Village at the start of their tour, with support from Deerful. Advance tickets available from

Come join us on the 23rd of November at Haunt N16 to see Owl & Mouse kick off their tour alongside Model Village. Joining us will be Deerful.

Advance tickets for the London show are available from WeGotTickets.

23rd Nov – Haunt, LONDON N16
26th Nov – Moat House, ROCHESTER
27th Nov – JT Soar, NOTTINGHAM
2nd Dec – The Blue Moon, CAMBRIDGE
3rd Dec – The Waiting Room, COLCHESTER
4th Dec – The Old Crown Inn, SHEFFIELD

City, Town and Country: a three day residency with Darren Hayman

11 Dec

City, Town and Country Web

We’re very excited to announce a three day residency with Darren Hayman at the The Betsey Trotwood in January – we’ll be announcing special guests shortly for each night, who will all be incorporating the evening’s theme in to their set.

City, Town and Country
A three day themed residency with Darren Hayman.

Monday 18th: City
with Dearbhla Minogue and one more TBA
City themed songs from “We Love The City” and others

Tuesday 19th: Town
with Deerful and one more TBA
Town themed songs from “Local Information”. “Pram Town” and others

Wednesday 20th: Country
with Maia Sofia and one more TBA
Country themed songs from “Essex Arms”, “Great British Holiday EPs” and others

Tickets are available from WeGotTickets

We’ll be announcing the final support for each evening in January – we’re very excited and know you’ll be in for a treat…

In the meantime, here’s a wonderful video review of Darren’s Florence record from The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis.

‘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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The Smittens on tour with Owl & Mouse

21 Jun


The Smittens are heading over from Vermont to play a week of shows in the UK and Norway. Joining them will be Owl & Mouse, playing in support of their debut album, Departures.

Catch Owl & Mouse and The Smittens here:
July 3rd: Cardiff – Four Bars at Dempsey’s [Owl & Mouse only] Tickets
July 4th: Brighton – The Hope & Ruin (w/ King Of Cats, Moscow Centre) Tickets
July 5th: Leeds – Wharf Chambers (w/ The Seven Inches)
July 6th: Oxford – The Library (w/ Jess Hall)
July 7th: London – The Shacklewell Arms (w/ Tigercats) Tickets
July 8th: Moss, Norway
July 9th: Bergen, Norway
July 11th & 12th: Indiefjord, Bjorke, Norway (w/ The School, The Just Joans and more)

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, 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)


10 Apr

We’re very excited to announce that Tigercats are back! Following the success of their debut album Isle Of Dogs in 2012, they’ll be playing a show for us on Saturday the 24th of May, at The Shacklewell Arms in London to preview material from their upcoming album before they head over to Spain to play the Primavera festival. Support comes from Fika favourites Fever Dream and Mammoth Penguins.
Tickets are available now from

Tigercats return for their first London show in almost a year having completed recording the follow up to 2012’s debut album “Isle Of Dogs”.

Tigercats are a band from East London who make pop music with guitars, keyboards and drums. After previous band Esiotrot shambled to a halt, songwriter Duncan Barrett sought a leaner, lither framework for his open-hearted songs. He asked his brother and long-time producer Giles to join on bass, who was soon followed by Jonny on drums, Laura on keyboard and Paul on guitar. After early singles on Haircut Records and WeePop, their debut album Isle of Dogs was released in 2012 on Fika Recordings and Acuarela Discos. In their short life Tigercats have played across most of Europe, including sets at Primavera Festival, appearances on Spanish TV (RTVE Radio3) and Indietracks. Across innumerable mini-tours they have shared stages with: Allo Darlin’, the Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, the Lovely Eggs and Milky Wimpshake, amongst others. They recently completed their first trip across the pond and toured the USA and Canada with labelmates the Smittens and Making Marks in spring 2013, culminating with a headline appearance at NYC Popfest. They played End of the Road Festival last summer with the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Dinosaur Jr and Sigur Ros, and they are currently working on their second album, which they hope to have out in time for summer 2014.

“Tigercats are a very, very good band. The kind of band that make you want to be a teenager again, so they can be your band.”
The Sunday Times

“there’s something unconsciously authentic about Tigercats… this could be a band to listen to obsessively”
Drowned In Sound

“Their songs betray no ulterior motives of forced cool, only an enthusiastic young band in love with making songs. Excellent, alive, and bright.“

If post-punk bashed heads with shoegaze – you’d probably end up with a band that sounds like Fever Dream. Frantic shreds of guitar over that bass sound held together by tight as drumming. Easily one of the best live bands around at the moment.

“Taking inspiration from the noisy 90s, ie: Sonic Youth, Pavement and My Bloody Valentine they create intriguingly varied tracks. They range from gushing dream-pop melancholia on ‘This Waste’ to scuzzy, guitar and skewed rhythms on ‘Poyekhali!’ and messy, snarly post-punk on ‘Suspense’ – think Ride meets Fidlar.”
This Is Fake DIY

Infectious, scrappy lo-fi indie rock from Emma, Mark and Tom. They’re a 3-piece
indie-pop/alt-rock band from Cambridgeshire.