The Red Shoe Diaires new 10" EP is released on Fika Recordings on Monday the 11th of July. To celebrate, they'll be playing two shows, one in London and one in Nottingham on Friday the 8th and Sat the 9th. Support in London comes from Fika artists Ed Greene and Petter Seander, while Nottingham has the awesome We Show Up On Radar and August Actually. See you there!
For the launch of Red Shoe Diaries 10" EP, they'll be playing a gig for us in London on the 8th of July, at the Betsey Trotwood. Joining them will be two other Fika artists, Ed Greene and Petter Seander, who'll also be releasing new cassette EPs on the night.
Advance tickets are available for £5. See you there!
We're just about getting everything together for our next cassette releases from Slottet, this web Amida, Petter Seander and Ed Greene. They're looking and sounding rather good! Amida have just got back from New York Popfest, where their track "Virtue Was Your Downfall" was filmed, to be played in the back of NYC's taxi cabs! Go watch it here! Tasty Fanzine have given their EP 8/10, and Music Dash describe them as "charming, poetic, partly American and as previously quoted, somewhat ahead of their time".
Swedesplease have written lovingly about the Ed Greene EP we'll be bringing to you in July, while Higher Power Moment, quite a moving blog about music and addiction, described them as "charming, gentle and witty".
You should definitely check out the live video for Petter Seander's Easy Hearts Crack - it is a beautiful, mellow version of the uptempo electro song on his Destroyer EP. Got to admit, I don't totally get Let The Cat Out's description of it as "if Outkast and The Postal Service met at a Passion Pit party", but it is a cracker.
Slottet's EP pleases Swedesplease too, affectionately saying these songs are "the closest to a Postal Service outtake you'll find". We're still trying to persuade these guys to get over to the UK to play a gig for us... while the first three will be playing a date towards the end of June - a release party! There'll no doubt be cake again, bunting and general fun times!
Remember you can pre-order all these cassettes through the website - just click on the artwork to stream and buy!
If you haven't heard of Petter Seander, you are 1. not interested in swedish pop music or 2. not very observant. While touring with swedish pop stars, DJing at cool clubs, fronting countryish popbands (I haven't stopped listening to this song for three years! It's also my favourite video ever) and writing for hipster magazines, he also managed to produce a solo album last year. It involved recording vocals in someone elses wardrobes and dressing up like a bird in a museum. You should listen to it, it's brilliant.
Anyway. This post is not about the past. It's about the future!
Petter moved from Gothenburg to Stockholm and picked up a drum machine somewhere on the way. While (most presumably) eating hazelnut cookies in his countryside cottage in his new hometown, he created this lovely little EP for us (and for you!). It doesn't involve dressing up like a bird unfortunately, but it involves elderflower tea and dancing with a destroyed heart. Dressed up like anything you'd like.
Pre-order and listen here. You get the cassette when I've folded the sleeves properly.