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The Just Joans join Fika Recordings

26 May

It’s been five long years since The Just Joans released their first full length album on WeePOP! and we’ve been eagerly awaiting what was to come next.

So we’re obviously VERY excited to be saying The Just Joans have joined us here at Fika Recordings. We’ve got a brand new 2 track 7″ vinyl from them out in July (just in time for Indietracks). No Longer Young Enough is on mustardy yellow vinyl, the flip side has Breakfast For Our Tea. If you’ve seen The Just Joans lately, there’s a chance you’ll remember one or other of these..

This one’s available to pre-order right now.

And then you’ll only have to wait until the autumn for the new full length album. But we’ll tell you all about that in due course…

‘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.

New Sally Shapiro release on Fika Recordings

28 Apr

We’ve long been a fan of the Sally Shapiro project – so it’s with a heavy heart to say that Sally Shapiro are calling it a day with the release of their new single If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind. It’ll be released ten years to the day since their first ever release, I’ll Be By Your Side. A retrospective compilation is in the pipeline for later in the year on Paper Bag Records.

This is it.
Thanks for everything.
We did the best we could.
Everything came from the heart.
Everything was in stereo.

Sally Shapiro

The name “Sally Shapiro” refers to both the Swedish duo, consisting of the producer Johan Agebjörn and an anonymous singer, as well as the pseudonym of the singer herself. In December 2004 Johan discovered Shapiro’s gentle and beautiful voice while the two were singing Christmas carols together. Their first track, I’ll Be By Your Side, was released as a 12″ single on May 12th, 2006, on the Austrian label Diskokaine (run by DJ/producer Wolfram Eckert).

Sally Shapiro’s debut album, Disco Romance, was a nostalgic trip back to romantic italo disco of 1984. The album was revered by the press, nominated as “dance/electronic album of the year” at the U.S. Plug Awards and was given a spot in Pitchfork’s Top 50 albums of 2007. The tracks on the album were subsequently remixed by Lindstrøm, Tensnake, Junior Boys, CFCF, and Juan MacLean.

Sally Shapiro is known for her shyness: she does not reveal her real name, will not even let Johan into the studio when she sings, and has never performed her songs live. After a handful of DJ dates in 2008, she decided to never ever stand on stage again. However, the duo released two more studio albums, My Guilty Pleasure in 2009 and Somewhere Else in 2013.

Apart from a collaboration single with Tommy ’86 – Why Did I Say Goodbye – and a few appearances on Johan’s solo album Notes in 2015, Sally Shapiro has been silent since the last album. The new two-track single is scheduled for a release on the 10th anniversary of I’ll Be By Your Side – May 12th – and will be the last recorded piece of music by Sally Shapiro.

They explain why: ”Our musical tastes don’t overlap that much anymore. Johan is more into 90s-style electronica these days, and Sally is into non-electronic pop. In three years, we’ve only managed to record these two songs as Sally Shapiro, so with this single we have decided to call our musical project a day, and we would like to thank everyone who followed us on this journey.”

The A-side, If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind, was co-written by longtime collaborator Roger Gunnarsson and co-produced by Mitch Murder (Kung Fury OST). The B-side, Dangerous, is an acoustic interpretation of the David Guetta hit, with guitar played by Johan’s cousin, Jonas Agebjörn.
The digital editions of the single come with two remixes by French synthwave artist Tommy ’86 as well as UK nu-disco producer Ben Macklin.

Pre-order the white 7″ single from the Fika Recordings shop.

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

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!

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.

Owl & Mouse join Fika Recordings

18 Apr

Owl & Mouse

We’re excited to announce Owl & Mouse have joined the Fika Recordings fold! We’ve spent almost two years trying to persuade Hannah and co to let us release their debut full EP on vinyl; after a wonderful CDR on Haircut Records and a split release on Hangover Lounge Records, we’ve finally done it. “Somewhere To Go” will be available in June and features 4 brand new Owl & Mouse tracks on a sky blue 7″ vinyl. There’s been some help from Fika’s friends too – the EP was recorded by Giles Barrett (Tigercats) at the ever fantastic Soup Studio, while the magnificently talented Paul Rain (Allo Darlin’) is responsible for the gorgeous sleeve design.

The 7″ EP is available to pre-order now, and if you’re lucky enough to be attending Wales Goes Pop over the Easter weekend, Owl & Mouse will be showcasing some songs from the new EP there. Enjoy!