Beach Baby No Mind No Money [7"] Second single from London four-piece Beach Baby who supported Django Django at New Slang a couple of months back. New wave breezy indie-rock for fans of Teleman, Blur, Happyness and pavement It’s indie guitar pop, without wishing to damn it with faint praise. Somehow it manages to capture elements of the best of several genres/eras – post-punk, baggy, shoegaze and grunge – without sounding like a mess. Chess Club 7"
Casi The Beast 7" single from Casi, alternative and urgent synth-pop. Check it out if you're into Halsey or Fyfe. Limited to 250 and includes a sticker sheet. “an otherworldly talent” – Clash. “rousing arena pop” – Dazed. “turning daydreams into gold” – Noisey Chess Club 7"
Bloxx Lie Out Loud The highly anticipated debut full length from the excellent indie-poppers Bloxx. “‘Lie Out Loud’ feels like a big moment for us, it’s a bit angsty and was actually the last song we wrote for our record, whilst we recorded the record, so it nearly didn’t even happen!” Vocalist Fee Booth explains. “I remember being so wildly annoyed that day because I was sitting around doing nothing and I just remember myself and Jenn Decilveo (our producer) shouting lyrics at each other and arguing over whether or not ‘lie out loud’ made any sense. It definitely does.” CHESS CLUB RECORDING CD | LP
Post War Years Galapagos we have a few signed copies, and check out the video footage of the instore! Galapagos is the new album from the indie-synth-pop Post War Years. They've just been on tour with Mumford & Sons and have picked up a lot of good attention since the release of The Bell EP. http://www.facebook.com/postwaryears Chess Club CD | LP
Young Man / Chess Club Up So Fast Expected 7th March Young Man, aka Colin Caulfield releases debut UK single on Chess Club. 'Up So Fast' - a deceivingly-simple song about wanting to grow up without having the slightest idea of what ‘being a man’ actually means' - through Chess Club on 7th March, backed by 'Strangers'. "Acoustic guitars that give off the whiff of sunscreen, sun-baked loops, easygoing percussion, vocals blanched in reverb, and lyrics that take an 'aw shucks' wistfulness to growing up." - Pitchfork www.myspace.com/ColinCaulfield Chess Club 7"
1, 2, 3 / Chess Club Little Cure Second single on Chess Club from this Pittsburgh, PA two-piece, descibed by the Sunday Times as "mashing up Wings, T-Rex, blue-eyed soul & power-pop” http://www.myspace.com/1comma2comma3 Chess Club 7"
1, 2, 3 / Chess Club Going Away Party / Feeling Holy Another release from the always in demand Chess Club Records. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's 1, 2, 3 release 'Going Away Party', their UK debut single! The track on 7" comes backed with 'Feeling Holy'. http://www.myspace.com/1comma2comma3 Chess Club 7"
Lyrebirds / Chess Club Catalyst Released 3rd May, one per customer please Second single from the hotly tipped Lyrebirds out on Chess Club On the heels of their debut, 'closer', which saw the band become the most played new act on nme radio and heading out on tours with the maccabees and the big pink, 'catalyst' sets the tone for bigger things to come from this brighton-based quintet. www.myspace.com/lyrebirdsmusic Chess Club 7"