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  • Archive for the ‘releases’ Category

    “Label of Love” feature in Record Collector magazine

    Monday, June 19th, 2017

    Huge thanks to Record Collector for this feature on the history of the label, our influences and upcoming new music from the likes of Sons of Noel and Adrian, Marcus Hamblett, Kristin McClement and Eyes & No Eyes.

    The interview includes a few details of E&NE’s upcoming concept EP about extinction (of birds, fish, languages and obsolete technology…) and reveals some exciting collaborators involved in Marcus Hamblett’s upcoming second solo LP. Click the image above to read.

    Concrete now available on cassette

    Friday, May 5th, 2017

    A small run of cassette copies of Marcus Hamblett’s debut album Concrete was pressed for his tour supporting Timber Timbre. There are about a dozen copies left over and they are available now. This is our first ever cassette tape release! Snap ’em up quick – once they’re gone, they’re gone.

    Emma Gatrill’s second album, Cocoon, released March 17th

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

    We’re extremely excited to announce Emma Gatrill‘s second album, Cocoon, will be released on March 17th 2017 via Flau (CD) and Willkommen (vinyl).

    You can hear the title track over at The Line of Best Fit now, they called it “a beautiful slab of skewed folk-pop brilliance.”

    Read more about it here and preorder the vinyl from us here! The first fifty vinyl preorders each come with three unique film photographs taken by Emma over the last six months or so of touring.

    Sons of Noel and Adrian’s third album, Turquoise Purple Pink, out now!

    Friday, November 25th, 2016

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    Go and listen to it for free. It’s also available on vinyl, CD or digitally there.

    Sons of Noel and Adrian release new album, Turquoise Purple Pink, on November 25th 2016

    Monday, October 10th, 2016

    It is with great joy that we are finally able to announce – the new Sons of Noel and Adrian album, Turquoise Purple Pink, will be released on November 25th 2016 through Willkommen Records and KF Records (Germany/Austria/Switzerland). It has been several years in the making! It’s available for preorder now here (or here for Germany) and includes an instant download of the title track (which you can stream above too). Gigs to be announced shortly!

    After whittling the line-up from thirteen down to a much more manageable nine, the Brighton band renowned for their sublime live shows are at their very strongest and most passionate. Turquoise Purple Pink sees the band exploring the influence of 70s Italian psychedelic horror soundtracks, minimalism, synthesisers, extreme volume and transcendent joy. Expect intense siren song from the duel female vocalists, three interlocked guitars and an assault of horns and drums.

    The band extensively road tested this material before capturing it live at Brighton Electric Studios. After witnessing SONAA perform Turquoise Purple Pink in full at Green Man festival, The Observer called SONAA their ‘best discovery’ of the festival:

    “In the front: two girls doing Cocteau Twins-like ethereal vocals and faultlessly choreographed dance moves, occasionally breaking off for a drum or clarinet solo. In the back: the band (three on guitar and bass, two drummers) blast out funky basslines, building crescendo and noise levels that would make My Bloody Valentine proud.”

    After seeing SONAA preview the album at a show supporting These New Puritans, The Quietus wrote:

    “Sons Of Noel and Adrian plug a defiantly electric brand of muscular jazz-rock that recalls the acceptable face of early seventies prog; Soft Machine, later Traffic and the ‘Rock In Opposition’ movement, somewhere between Henry Cow and Magma, rather than pretentious dullards such as ELP. The seven-piece (apparently they can number up to 15) swing together effortlessly, Emma Gatrill’s clarinet trading riffs with Al Strachan’s trumpet before switching to abstract vocals and percussion, all over a solid bed of tense, complex rhythms, quietly screaming guitar and fuzzed-up, Church Of Satan electric organ.”

    The band have successfully reinvented themselves several times over their decade long history. SONAA’s 2008 self-titled debut album combined the lo-fi aesthetic of the likes of Bonny “Prince” Billy with the scale and dynamics of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The thirteen band members created a signature combination of hushed intimacy and epic grandeur which Drowned in Sound called “An intensely vivid journey into a discordantly beautiful world…. truly inspirational”.

    In 2012 their second LP “Knots” saw the band “go electric” and explore new influences. In their review, the BBC noted the “influence of Chicago’s avant-garde rock and jazz scene and guitarists such as former Slint-man David Pajo in particular” and called it “a meaty, satisfying listen, unapologetically grand, featuring scores of strings, percussionists and woodwind trills to exhilarating effect”.