Have you all recovered from Fest 14? If so either you’ve got no money left or you’ve come back with too much and you’re regretting NOT picking up your favorite record. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Missed Fest? No worries, we’re bringing the vibes to you!
Earlier this year we launched our UK Based UK/EU store so as to make the postage of our records cheaper for you. We also promised exclusives and we’re now delivering on those lofty promises!
We are bringing you (1) Exclusive EU Skulls (available in store from 5pm GMT on Wed) (2) A compilation featuring our favourite UK friends and bands – including lots of first listens – go here! (3) A competition to win a free 7”/12” from our EU store (courtesy of Already Heard) AND (4) HUGE additions to our UK Distro (go here and check the distro section).
The compilation is HUGE and contains first listens from: Ducking Punches, Good Friend, The Run Up and Question The Mark.
Ducking Punches will be no strangers to fans of the UK scene for good reason, they are hardworking and their songwriting is peerless. Their upcoming LP is widely anticipated and we are beyond stoked to have the honour (and we mean that in the truest sense of the word) to give you the first glimpse of that record.
Good Friend (who hail from Northern Ireland) are a fantastic up and coming talent already writing songs of a quality way-beyond their years, expect more from them (including an exclusive video release) later in the year.
The Run Up From Bristol are the South-West UK’s Strike Anywhere/Iron Chic Hybrid, most likely playing a town near you in the early part of 2016. The Run Up shall be releasing their EP in the early part of 2016 and the track featured on our compilation ‘Lately’ is your first glimpse of that EP.
Wales’s Question the Mark provide a demo/glimpse of their upcoming record. Historically one of the UK scenes hardest working gruff bands they have taken a backseat of late but keen to get back into the saddle and we cannot wait to see it.
About the Compilation Mark Bussey (Paper + Plastick, UK) said: we have so much talent here in the UK and we are privileged to be able to feature so much of that, including a number of high profile first listens.
The full track listing is below.
In terms of the distro additions we have added records from Hospital Job, Against Me! Alkaline Trio, Gateway District and MANY MANY MORE!
1. Ducking Punches – Greedy Bones (EXCLUSIVE LISTEN: previously unreleased, taken from their upcoming new album Fizzy Brain), England.
2. Mixtape Saints – Sleep, England.
3. Good Friend – The Return of Fionn & The Fianna (EXCLUSIVE LISTEN: Previously Unreleased), Northern Ireland.
4. Question the Mark – Perk-u-later (EXCLUSIVE: Demo version), Wales.
5. Bear Trade – Son of Manse, (Proper Northern) England
6. Random Hand – A Clean Slate (From the new album Hit Reset, c/o Bomber Music) England
7. The Murderburgers – ‘The Shades Of Grey’ from ‘These Are Only Problems’’ c/o Asian Man Records, Scotland
8. The Kimberley Steaks – Chemical Imbalance c/o Don’t Ask and Round Dog, Scotland
9. The Run Up – Lately (EXCLUSIVE LISTEN: Previously Unreleased), England
10. Deadlines – Habits & Mindsets, Wales
11. Graveyard Johnnys – Dead Transmission c/o Bomber Music, England
12. Jake & The Jellyfish – Coffee Tally, England
13. Bad Ideas – No Secret I