Mush Great Artisanal Formats [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 1. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 29th August, strictly one per customer. Following hot on the heels of their debut album "3D Routine", Leeds upstarts Mush will be releasing "Great Artisanal Formats" - a 5 track EP for Record Store Day 2020. Mush have established themselves as one of the most inventive and exciting new guitar bands in the UK having supported Stereolab and Shame, been supported heavily at 6 Music (5 x Marc Riley sessions + daytime playlist) and played a host of high profile festivals including All Points East, The Great Escape and Transmusicales. "Great Artisanal Formats" is another collection of off kilter guitar licks and wry observational takes on modern society. Memphis Industries 7" RSD 2020
Field Music Measure [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 1. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 29th August, strictly one per customer. FIELD MUSIC RECORD STORE DAY TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY REISSUE Back on vinyl for the first time since its original pressing in 2010, Field Music's Measure is released on 180g Red and Yellow vinyl.Limited to 500 copies. A landmark in Field Music's long and varied history, it marked their return from a self-imposed hiatus with a gloriously rich LP that entwined the brother's love of the rock music cannon with a rediscovery of some of pop's overlooked adventurers.Themes disappear and reappear.Some songs flow together, others intrude on each other.There are contradictions and ripostes.There appears to be a great deal of defiance and a fair amount of resignation. Can it make sense? Does it matter if there is no sense? What strands can hold together the dissonant funk of 'Let's Write A Book' (a call to arms for the perpetually apologetic), the mutated blues of 'Each Time Is A New Time' (a riposte to misplaced faith in repetition), the chopping and splashing pop driven through 'Them That Do Nothing' (perhaps about a valiant willingness to make mistakes), the multilayered riffery of 'The Rest Is Noise' or the epic found-sound song cycle that starts with 'See You Later'? Perhaps, then, the central strand of this sprawling Tusk meets The English Settlement epic is simply that this is the album when the Brewis brothers truly became Field Music.Even on a record as varied as this their sound and approach can still be identified as their own.As David said at the time: "In the past we might not have had faith that it was sufficient just to be us.But now I think we do." Memphis Industries LP RSD 2020
The Go! Team Cookie Scene The Go! Team return with new single “Cookie Scene’” - a warped Daisy Age jam to melt pavements. A bouncing flute pattern, finger clicks and firing ray guns make the ground for guest rapper IndigoYaj to skip on. Team main man Ian Parton met Indigo in Detroit recording the last Go! Team record “Semicircle” and she brings the Shante tone on “Cookie Scene”. With the flute in a locked groove it makes way for junkshop percussion to go front and centre - built from a marching drum, a 50p against a glass bottle, rimshots and the maple on maple of drumsticks hit together. Says Ian: “The stripped back swinging percussion of ‘Iko Iko’ by the Dixie Cups and the loud crunchy shaker in Salt-n-Pepa’s ‘Push It’ were both inspirations and I’ve always loved the way Bollywood or William Onyeabor songs would have random laser beams and electro toms popping up. I wanted to mix the street corner with the intergalactic, to take Detroit to outer space.” Cookie Scene comes on yellow vinyl, backed with another new track “Free Breakfast Program”. Memphis Industries 7"
Rachael Dadd FLUX Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is set to release her new album Flux on Memphis Industries on the 8th November 2019. Produced with Marcus Hamblett (Villagers / Laura Marling), Flux is a response to external and internal tides: the flow of life up-rooted; a protest against the flow of recent political history and a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home. Collaborators include multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill (Willie Mason / Matthew and the Atlas), drummer Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes), bassist Jim Barr (Portishead) and vocalists Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit). Memphis Industries CD | LP
Cymbals Eat Guitars Wind Phoenix Cymbals Eat Guitars release a standout track from their album 'Why There Are Mountains', backed with an exclusive cover of Elliot Smith's 'Ballad Of Big Nothing'. www.myspace.com/cymbalseatguitars Memphis Industries 7"
Theoretical Girl Divided Released August 17th The debut album from this London lass is fianlly here. We've been paying a fair amount of attention to this one since the release of "The Hypocrite" single back in Feb 2007! We're sure the album will be something special. Memphis Industries CD