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Monique

25 Nov

Monique is the second single taken from Stanley Brinks and The Old Time Kaniks forthcoming debut album (out 13th Jan 2017) on double vinyl and double CD. Pre-order your copy here.

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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

Cosines “Commuter Love” new single out May 12th

14 Mar

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London’s Cosines are back with Commuter Love / Disclosed Stories 7”, their follow up to their debut single Hey Sailor Boy! / The Answer. Once again on the unstoppable Fika Recordings label (home of Tigercats, Making Marks, the Smittens) which is becoming known as the beacon of what’s cool and classy coming out of the indie pop underground in the UK.

As with their debut Cosines schizophrenic nature is their strength with being able to float above the current indie pop crop by infusing elements of baroque pop, krautrock, sunshine pop revival, glam rock, and synth-driven new wave while never taking so much from any genre to bog themselves down and lose sight of crafting perfect pop hits.

The A-side Commuter Love is the tale of someone who spends their days commuting to work set to a glam rock and romp. It’s an icy cool song about train commutes with nods to Blondie’s pouty pomp and Goldfrapp’s sultry stomp. Lyrics we can all relate to set to verse chorus verse, it’s a hit all the way to the top to help ease your working week and those daily travels. You know the moments where you are sitting there and you slip into your mind and you realize you are stationary and your life is passing you by. Time wasted in transit from station to station all to sit stationary at work at a desk or monitor only to get home to be so tired you are sat stationary again flipping from yet another type of station to station. You have more knowledge about the characters on tv and their lives than those of your friends.

The B-Side Disclosed Stories walks the line between sunshine revival, motorik krautrock-isms and stoic soul. It’s like if Camera Obscura was influenced by Neu! and fronted by Kirsty MacColl. The song recalls a place we’ve all been at some point where you have that one friend which is so close you think maybe it could work out, but you can’t ruin what you have. You are there for each other sharing those stories and times that are pure frustration watching each other make mistakes. You think if the person you were with was like them, but you know it will end it heartbreak if you did.

Pre-order the new 7″ single “Commuter Love” from Cosines

Orange Juice from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures

4 Jan

Here’s the video for the brand new single Orange Juice from Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures – out on the 20th of January on 7″ orange vinyl and on download. Order your copy here.

Barcodes video from Making Marks

23 Jul

Here’s the new video from Making Marks, recorded during their summer North American tour with Tigercats and The Smittens. See if you can spot members of both dancing throughout the video… It was recorded on the drive from a wonderful Richmond, Virginia house show on the way to a hectic show in Washington DC (and just before we blew a tyre on the interstate and limped the hire car back home).

The single comes out on the 5th of August on 7″ vinyl – both tracks are exclusive versions that won’t feature on their upcoming album, due out early 2014. There’s also a banging remix from Skantze on the download. Pre-order here (and pick up their debut 7″, Ticket Machine, at the same time).

25th July: Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire, UK (Django Django, Soulwax, Regina Spektor…)
28th July: Indietracks, Derbyshire, UK (The Pastels, Camera Obscura, Helen Love…)
30th July: The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, UK (with The Ballet & The Felt Tips)
31st July: The Maze, Nottingham, UK (with The Ballet & We Show Up On Radar)
1st August: The Lexington, London, UK (with The Ballet & Without Feathers)
22nd August: Cafeteatret, Oslo, Norway

Tigercats – Full Moon Reggae Party video

7 Mar

Tigercats have a new single coming out in April, followed a week later on the 9th by the official release of the Isle Of Dogs LP, and to get you all excited for it, they’ve made an awesome video. Singer/guitarist Duncan of Tigercats spent many many days locked away drawing and animating this, so hopefully you’ll enjoy it!

The single is out on Fika Recordings on the 2nd of April, and comes with two b-sides, both featuring Owl & Mouse. Nude With Dogs will be familiar to some of you from their live shows, while Everywhere is a stupendous cover of Fleetwood Mac’s classic. They’ll be available from the Fika Recordings shop and the usual digital retailers.

Red Shoe Diaries – Ice & Snow now out!

26 Feb

Ice & Snow, the lead single from Red Shoe Diaries’ 10″ EP, is out now! It is available as a free/pay what you can download from the Fika Recordings webshop.

Since before they knew how to talk to girls, guitarist Ashley and singer Thomas have been writing songs and playing music together, and now, years down the line, these teenage bedroom rumblings have matured into a sophisticated blend all of their own.
The missing links were added gradually, with long time college friend, Michael playing drums and adding musical direction. Singer Leanne came next, introducing herself at an early gig as “what you need”. They needed bass too, and Rob didn’t have one yet, but he had what they wanted, so, he got this guitar and he learned how to make it talk.
They were complete. So they started gigging more seriously, playing with the likes of The Wave Pictures, Ballboy, Allo Darlin, Nouvelle Vague, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and playing at festivals such as Indietracks, Edinburgh Popfest and Summer Sundae.

“Nottingham favourites Red Shoe Diaries make sophisticated indie pop that joins the dots from Jacques Brel to Darren Hayman in epic, Morricone-esque broad strokes. Possibly the most exciting glittery-literary indie pop band to come from Nottingham since Tindersticks”.
– Fists

“Outside of The Melons Nottingham hasn’t really had a great pop band. But that might change with Red Shoe Diaries getting everyone’s hearts a flutter”
– A Layer of Chips

Red Shoe Diaries have a few gigs coming up. Catch them here:
Feb 27th – The Musician, Leicester, w/ Allo Darlin, & Tigercats
March 26th – The Chameleon, Nottingham, w/ The Wave Pictures
June 1st – Ireby Music Festival, Ireby, Cumbria