Blood Red Shoes Water dig out those 3D glasses to make the most use of the sleeve We love Blood Red Shoes a whole lot. They've played instore and at New Slang quite a few times and we love everything they release. Water is a limited 10" EP which sees them stepping back into their scuzzy post-grunge roots, reminiscent of songs like ADHD and Try Harder - its ace! http://www.facebook.com/bloodredshoes V2 / Coop 10"
Blood Red Shoes In Time To Voices So much love for this duo. http://www.facebook.com/bloodredshoes CD | LP
Blood Red Shoes Fire Like This Indie punk duo release the long awaited follow up to 'Box Of Secrets' and oh wow we can't wait. They have played New Slang in the past (and future!)and are a firm favourite with us, Album number 2 is sure to be just as good. The band played at New Slang on the 25th February - you missed out if you didn't come! www.myspace.com/bloodredshoes V2 CD | LP
Young Romance Don't Look Limited LP is on light blue vinyl. Second album from excellent indie kids Young Romance, following tours with The Wedding Present and The Primitives. Recorded in a studio on an island in the Thames, the second Young Romance record sees the band experimenting with a more visceral and raw sound. Written primarily in their West London rehearsal space, the songs aim to capture the high energy of New York punk and the pop sensibilities of 60's girl groups. Banquet Records CD | LP
Royal Blood / Blood Red Shoes / .. Brightonsfinest Volume 1 If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 23rd April, strictly one per customerLimited edition double LP with (obvs) some of Brighton's Finest including Kingston visitors Blood Red Shoes, Royal Blood and loads of other great bands / artists! LP RSD 2016
Scott Pilgrim Vs the World Beck / Metric / Blood Red Shoes / Black Lips This ace soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World comes on red vinyl and features music from Blood Red Shoes, Metric, The Rolling Stones, Broken Social Scene, Black Lips, as well as Beck for Sex Bob-omb and Crash and the Boys. The musicians who bring the comic's bands to life are just as cleverly chosen. Beck revisited his slacker-punk roots with the songs he wrote for Scott's band Sex Bob-Omb; though they're performed by Michael Cera and the other actors in the film, "Threshold," "Summertime," and "Garbage Truck" still have Beck's gloriously messy early-`90s vibe to them. Later, he contributes "Ramona," a dreamy ballad that sounds more like his 2000s work. Meanwhile, Broken Social Scene are Crash and the Boys, the rival band whose "I'm So Sad, So Very Very Sad" lasts a whopping five seconds. Every part of the soundtrack shows how much care went into it, from choosing artists like Broken Social Scene and Metric to nod to the story's Canadian setting, to the 8-bit version of "Threshold" that reflects Pilgrim's immersion in video games. The sweetest detail may be the song that started it all: "Scott Pilgrim," by the Canadian all-female band Plumtree from their 1997 album Predicts the Future, holds within it all the breathless true love and crunchy guitar goodness that sparked the comic. Abkco LP
Young Romance Another's Blood We're really happy that the long-awaited debut album from Young Romance is out on our Banquet label. They've supported the likes of Mystery Jets, Slow Club, Summer Camp, Peace and Joanna Gruesome in Kingston, and The Wedding Present and The Primitives elsewhere. If you're into any of those bands, there's something to love here. Mary Chain guitars collide beneath Claire's vocals recalling Kate Bush in her heyday. This is a band that don't just have the sound, they have the songs to match too - NME A towering blaze of weighty drums and smouldering, grunge-tinged guitar. – The Line Of Best Fit Banquet Records CD | LP
Young Romance Wild EP Follow-up to the excellent and acclaimed 7" Pale, from Kingston indie duo and Banquet label alumni Young Romance. Last year they toured with The Heartbreaks and played Dot To Dot; in the Spring of this year they toured Europe, and last month they played the BBC Introducing stage at The Great Escape festival and headlined their first London show! During the Autumn the band recorded their four track 'Wild' EP produced by Simon “Barney” Barnicott who has previously worked with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Peace, Suede and Bombay Bicycle Club. The first single to be taken from the EP received praise from the likes of Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), John Kennedy (XFM) and BBC Introducing. The band then joined Satellite Stories on their European tour with shows in Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Austria in March 2015. May saw Young Romance perform at the BBC Introducing stage at The Great Escape Festival, before playing their first sold out London headline show at The Waiting Room in London. NME - "Mary Chain guitars collide beneath Claire's vocals recalling Kate Bush in her heyday. This is a band that don't just have the sound, they have the songs to match too." LINE OF BEST FIT - "If you enjoyed 'Ride Your Heart' by Bleached last year, this will be your new jam, and its our Song Of The Day." CLASH - "Rarely has heartbreak sounded so sweet…" XFM - John Kennedy's 'X-Posure Big One' Young Romance 10"
Young Romance Pale Second press (/250) is in now! They've supported Mystery Jets, Summer Camp and Slow Club in Kingston - now we're excited to be releasing the debut from excellent local indie-pop duo Young Romance. 'Pale' is a coming of age for Kingston-based Young Romance. Having played together in bands for many years, it looks like 2014 is set to be the year where Paolo and Claire make their mark. Their musical evolution wraps joyous vocals depicting a sorrowful narrative in a blanket of distorted guitars - Young Romance draw on influences from Mystery Jets, Velvet Underground and The Kills to create an infectious take on alt/indie-pop. Fans of everything from The Vaccines to Summer Camp and The History Of Apple Pie will find something special here. Pressing info First press white / 250 Second press grey / 250 http://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic Banquet Records 7"