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New single “Birds” from Enderby’s Room out now

17 Mar

The latest single from Enderby’s Room is out today! Birds is taken from their forthcoming debut album, and was premiered over at For The Rabbits yesterday. Here’s what they had to say about it:

The track is a delicate piece of gently unfurling minimalism, led by a lightly plucked acoustic, and the steady pulse of a double-bass; it’s left to the vocals to carry much of the melodic content. Thankfully in guest vocalist, Deerful’s Emma Winston, they’ve the perfect foil, while Emma’s own music exists in the field of electronic-pop, here she demonstrates herself an equally adept folk-singer. Emma’s silvery vocal effortlessly carrying the quiet melancholy of Dan’s words, as she sings of the natural migration of our avian visitors, “they’re preparing to leave this land and head somewhere warmer, far from our crystal winter“. It’s a song that knows we must all fly the nest at some point, but even in that inevitability, there’s still a sense of trepidation and sadness and what me way lose along the way.

The whole track builds to a quiet crescendo, as Dan and a third voice, belonging to Sophie Koonin, join to provide delightfully harmonious, counter melodies, and the rich, weezing tones of a Victorian pedal harmonium add a touch of depth, before the whole thing fades to fluttering bird song. It’s an exquisitely delivered, and vivid piece of songwriting, and the strongest case yet for just how good Enderby’s Room’s album could be.

Enderby’s Room – “Birds” Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes

You can still buy their debut 7″ vinyl record My Old Friend, and pre-order their album on vinyl, CD or as a download from our Bandcamp shop – it’s out in just over a month’s time.

‘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.

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!

Pre-order Beneath The Hill I Smell The Sea now

10 May

Azure Blue

“Beneath The Hill I Smell The Sea” is the final chapter of an ambitious trilogy, emerging from the sombre and introspective earlier chapters of the trilogy to embrace a host of guest vocalists for this finale. In total, seven vocalists join Azure Blue on this record, including Amanda Mair, César Vidal (Caesars) and Per Magnusson (Sportsman).

This time around, Azure Blue produced the album himself over seven months in his Stockholm studio. It has a cleaner sound; it is significantly crisper and more modern than the records that precede it, incorporating textural nuances of both classic hip-hop and dance music in to the lush, analogue escapism that links all three records. Think The Go-Betweens meets Prebab Sprout, dragged kicking and screaming from the depths of New Romanticism in to 2015.

The vinyl LP comes on 12″ transparent azure coloured vinyl, in a thick reverse board sleeve and includes a download code. The CD comes neatly tucked in to a gatefold digifile card sleeve. Both are due in shops from the 15th of June.
The digital version is available worldwide from May 13th – all physical orders will get an immediate download of the digital album too!
For a limited amount of time, you can order both the new album and Azure Blue’s previous record Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt for the bargain price of £18 for both LPs or £15 for both CDs.
Pre-order here!

Making Marks – Like Spinning

7 Apr

We’ve one more treat from Making Marks’ debut album for you: a video for Like Spinning. A version of the track initially appeared on their very first release as Making Marks, as the b-side to the Ticket Machine single, back in 2012. Here, songwriter Ola Innset has filmed and produced a video for the album version of the track, which will give you an insight into the side of Oslo he sees within the song…

A Thousand Half-Truths is available to buy now on heavyweight 12″ vinyl and as a digipack CD; also available as a digital download. We have a few copies left of their first 7″ singles, Ticket Machine and Barcodes, and a few copies of their Norwegian single Uten En Tråd.

They’ll be touring Europe in May, catch them here:
22.05.14 – Ohibo, Milano (IT)
23.05.14 – Café Kairo, Bern (CH)
24.05.14 – Ostpol, Dresden (DE)
25.05.14 – Theatron Festival, München (DE)
26.05.14 – Konrad, Luxembourg (LX)
27.05.14 – Astra Stube, Hamburg (DE)
28.05.14 – Antje Øklesund, Berlin (DE)
29.05.14 – Feinkost Lampe, Hannover (DE)

Distro

21 Jan

We’re starting to do a little bit of distribution. Currently, it’ll mainly be releases from artists working with Fika Recordings, who’ve released records previously/simultaneously on other labels. We want to help you explore their back catalogue, save on postage costs and enjoy more excellent music!
So far, we’ve got the debut 7″ single from Victoria and Jacob. We’ve just a handful of copies left of their single With No Certainty / There’s A War – once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. And when they do, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for their next digital single on Fika in April and their 7″ single in May.
As well as that, we’ve an LP and a CD from My Little Pony, who went on to become Making Marks having lost a member of the original band. Pick up a copy of their debut 12″ LP Think Too Much, which features one of my favourite songs, and favourite lines:

And she said..
“Your love is like nuclear energy-
it leaves a lot of stuff I don’t know what to do with.
And do you really love me or am I just in your network?”

We’ve also got a handful of copies of their second album, called Making Marks, available on CD.