Victoria and Jacob - Copyright- Heloise Faure 2013 - 2303SMALL
After a stunning acoustic set complete with a string section at the Union Chapel in London last weekend, Victoria and Jacob release Cry Baby, the second single from their upcoming debut album today. It is available as a download from iTunes, Spotify and the like, and direct from the Fika shop too. The single comes complete with all 8 of the remixes, from talented folk such as Darren Hayman, Antwerp and Cosines amongst others.
Their debut album is available to pre-order now on both CD and LP - the latter in particular looks absolutely stunning, coming in a die cut sleeve on heavyweight 180gsm vinyl.
Victoria and Jacob are yet another new signing to Fika Recordings! We first came across them around this time last year when they sent us some sublime demos from their upcoming album. The frantic nature of running a record label alongside a full time day job took its toll, and that particular email slipped down the list of important-things-to-get-done-when-I-get_home-from-work, slightly forgotten. Roll on a few months and to an East London pub, sitting enjoying a few drinks with Trev from Oddbox Records, Darren Hayman and John from WIAIWYA, while we discussed ideas (ridiculous and not-so) and tinkered with Darren's Excel spreadsheets, talk turned to demos received and demos that had slipped through the net from bands that went on to Bigger Things... Several pints later, John and I had decided that we'd be working together on the Victoria and Jacob, having both fallen in love with those early demos tracks and neither of us quite having had time to do anything about it yet!
Fast forward 6 months from that meeting and we're just about ready to release the lead single from their forthcoming debut album. Festival will be out on the 27th of May, from both Fika Recordings and WIAIWYA, joined on the b-side by a cover of The Church's Under The Milky Way.
You can pre-order the 7" right now, with an immediate download of Festival from the Fika Recordings shop.
Not only that, but we're giving away a free remix every Monday right up until the single release date. So far, we've had a Ralegh Long/Alex Pyper remix, one from Gringle and another from Alexander's Festival Hall. There's another five yet to come, and the final two are personal favourites!
Keep up to date with the remixes here.
There's also a beautifully summery video for Festival, which you can watch below! Enjoy!
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.