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Ten Tonnes Friday 3rd May at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Celebrating the release of his debut full length album, Ten Tonnes (AKA Ethan Barnett) plays in the shop. It was recorded with both ex-Maccabee Hugo White and Dan Grech, and features co-writes with former Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson, and Crispin Hunt, once from ‘90s indie stars Longpigs, who’s also worked with Florence + The Machine and Lana Del Rey. “It’s amazing that I get to work with these people and get to call them friends and colleagues,” says Ethan. “My only ambition was to have an album out, so it feels quite strange that it’s happening. I’m super fucking happy about it, and I can’t wait to hold it in my hands.” In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Ten Tonnes from us. Albums + Tickets will all be for collection in the shop on the day of the in-store. Please bring your order number with you. CD | LP
Idlewild Sunday 25th August at Banquet Records, 1:30pm With their new full length album out now, Idlewild play an acoustic set in the shop in August. Following on from 2015's Everything Ever Written, the wonderful Scottish rockers bring their eighth full length Interview Music. “A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” says Woomble. I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state - driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.” In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Interview Music from us. Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect in shop' when checking out. CD | LP