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“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.

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

Friday, November 25th, 2016


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

Sons of Noel and Adrian tour Germany

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016


Sons of Noel and Adrian return to their spiritual home in February:

14.02.2017 _ DE _ Franzis Wetzlartickets/info
15.02.2017 _ DE _ Monarch Berlin – tickets/info
16.02.2017 _ DE _ Feinkostlampe Hannover – tickets/info
17.02.2017 _ DE – Beatpol Dresdentickets/info
18.02.2017 _ DE _ Swamp Freiburg – tickets/info

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”.

Every Sons of Noel and Adrian album available for free download

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

For a very limited time only, all three Sons of Noel and Adrian albums are available for free download over at Bandcamp.

The band are hoping for a few donations to help finish off their upcoming album, they write:

“We do need a few hundred pounds to finish off the next album (which has been 95% complete for such a long time). You are able to give donations if you choose and every single pound adds up and really helps. But this is optional.”

Head over to Bandcamp now, grab some free music, donate if you like and please spread the word!

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