1 0872862.png Sports Team Deep Down Happy We have a few sets of CD album plus signed LP Indies and high street retailers exclusive LP is on 'orange' coloured vinyl. The highly anticipated debut full length album from the acclaimed indie-rockers Sports Team. Sports Team a band of six singular characters who have been variously described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK release their debut album Deep Down Happy. The highly anticipated record, is their first release on the legendary Island Records label. Sports Team came up on the back of word of mouth live hype, drawing round the block queues to chaotic early gigs at The Five Bells and Moth Club before releasing any music. Recording their first EP (Winter Nets) in a converted Timberyard in Hammersmith, the band have consistently set themselves apart from the acts they came up playing with, showing an intoxicating ambition, and their debut album Deep Down Happy, delivers on all bold claims, and confirm their place at the head of a group of young guitar acts. They’ve been defined though by an increasingly cultish fanbase spawned from online community pages, making 1000s of memes, pieces of artwork and crucially turning up wherever Sports Team play - from the bands annual Margate trip (where many of the songs were written) to the living room of the group’s shared house, first in Harlesden, now Camberwell. Sessions for Deep Down Happy have been snuck in between huge tours at various London studios, including Konk and Livingston, with long-time collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) once again at the production desk. Having first worked together on the anthemic Kutcher in 2018, the debut features Reid-produced singles Here It Comes Again, The Races and Fishing while also featuring a re-recording of early single and live favourite Camel Crew - until now, only available on 2018’s Winter Nets.   CD | LP Signed
2 HAIM030720.png Haim / Ariel Rechtshaid / Rostam Batmanglij Friday 3rd July at A night with Haim - Virtual Live Performance + Q&A, 7:00pm PLEASE NOTE: you'll need a Banquet account to access this stream, so please be sure you're registered and signed in before you place your order. This event is open to UK customers only. ----- Following the release of their third full length album titled Women In Music Pt. III, the excellent HAIM link up for a live performance and album discussion with co-producers Rostam Batmanglij & Ariel Rechtshaid. This is a limited-numbers event and we don't expect tickets to last too long! Each album bundle will include a limited run of signed postcards. CD/ticket start at £13, and other formats are available. £2 from each purchase will be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. “the mantra of this record is all about being fearless... feel like there are so many times when there’s that voice in your head going. ‘Be scared, be scared, stop, stop, stop,’ and with this record, we’ve shut that thing off so if one of us is like that, I have two sisters who say, ‘Keep going’.” Indies + high street retailers exclusive LP is on 'yellow' vinyl. Submit questions / shout outs / messages in advance via the comments box in the checkout. 7:00pm start (BST) Access details will be sent 20 minutes before the event. Please check your junk / spam folders if this doesn't appear in your inbox. Please sign in from 6:45pm and by 6:55pm at the latest. You'll be checked off as you sign in, so please ensure your screen name matches the name on your order.   CD | LP
3 DOC200CD.png Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Indies exclusive LP is on 'blue / green / swirl' coloured vinyl. The hugely anticipated second full length album from Phoebe Bridgers. We were big fans of her 2017 debut full length Stranger In The Alps and it's been excellent to watch her grow and release music through boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center. For Punisher, she has grasped a formidable crew of guests including Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Conor Oberst, Nick Zinner, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Harrison Whitford, Christian Lee Hutson and more. Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. The arrival of Punisher cements Phoebe Bridgers as one of the most clever, tender and prolific songwriters of our era. Bridgers is the rare artist with enough humor to deconstruct her own meteoric rise. Repeatedly praised by publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Pitchfork, The Fader, The Los Angeles Times and countless others, Bridgers herself is more interested in discussing topics on Twitter, deadpanning meditations on the humiliating process of being a person, she presents a sweetly funny flipside to the strikingly sad songs she writes. Fittingly, Punisher is fascinated with, and driven by, that kind of impossible tension. Whether it’s writing tweets or songs, Bridgers’s singular talent lies in bringing fierce curiosity to slimy and painful things, interrogating them until they yield up answers that are beautiful and absurd, or faithfully reporting the reality that, sometimes, they are neither. On the album’s epic, freewheeling closer, “I Know The End,” Bridgers orchestrates wails and horns, drums and electric guitar into a sumptuous doomsday swirl, culminating in her own final whispered roar. This is Punisher in a nutshell: devastating elegance punctuated by a moment of deeply campy self-awareness. Dead Oceans CD | LP
7 PB270620.png Phoebe Bridgers Saturday 27th June at Zoom Session, 7:00pm PLEASE NOTE: you'll need a Banquet account to access this stream, so please be sure you're registered and signed in before you place your order. This event is open to UK customers only. ----- To celebrate the release of her critically acclaimed second full length titled Punisher, the ever excellent Phoebe Bridgers links up for a special Zoom session. This is a limited-numbers event (/300). Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. The arrival of Punisher cements Phoebe Bridgers as one of the most clever, tender and prolific songwriters of our era. Bridgers is the rare artist with enough humor to deconstruct her own meteoric rise. Repeatedly praised by publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Pitchfork, The Fader, The Los Angeles Times and countless others, Bridgers herself is more interested in discussing topics on Twitter, deadpanning meditations on the humiliating process of being a person, she presents a sweetly funny flipside to the strikingly sad songs she writes. Fittingly, Punisher is fascinated with, and driven by, that kind of impossible tension. Whether it’s writing tweets or songs, Bridgers’s singular talent lies in bringing fierce curiosity to slimy and painful things, interrogating them until they yield up answers that are beautiful and absurd, or faithfully reporting the reality that, sometimes, they are neither. On the album’s epic, freewheeling closer, “I Know The End,” Bridgers orchestrates wails and horns, drums and electric guitar into a sumptuous doomsday swirl, culminating in her own final whispered roar. This is Punisher in a nutshell: devastating elegance punctuated by a moment of deeply campy self-awareness 7:00pm start (BST) LP is black vinyl. Access details will be sent 20 minutes before the event. Please check your junk / spam folders if this doesn't appear in your inbox. If access details aren't with you by 6:45pm, please email mailorder@banquetrecords.com with your order number. Please sign in from 6:45pm and by 6:55pm at the latest. You'll be checked off as you sign in, so please ensure your screen name matches the name on your order.   CD | LP Past Event