RM Hubbert / Aidan Moffat What The Night Bestows US [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Recorded live in November 2018 on a 5-date tour of England, the album features new and intimate stripped-back arrangements of album tracks as Aidan & Hubby are joined for the first time by violinist and vocalist Jenny Reeve. It also includes completely reworked versions of Party On and Wolves of the Wood, the latter being a particular highlight for the band: "As we walked on stage, we decided to ask the audience in Oxford to join us for the new version of Wolves and howl as best they could all through the song – they were brilliant and it turned out lovely, and it's probably my favourite track of ours we've ever released," says Aidan. There's also a cover of Rosalie Allen's post-war anti-fascist song Hitler Lives, while the album ends with Car Song, the first track the duo wrote together back in 2012. Available on heavyweight clear vinyl with download code. Rock Action Records LP Pre-Order
The Twilight Sad IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME Indies exclusive LP is on blue coloured vinyl. Both LPs include a download code. The highly anticipated fifth album from Scottish legends The Twilight Sad, following on from 214's Nobody Wants To Leave. Big and emotive post-punk soaked alternative tunes. Fans of The Cure, Interpol, The National, Editors should get amongst this. From their unassuming origins as a group of school friends drawn together by a shared passion for music to the global touring force (supporting The Cure and Editors at arenas and stadiums), they have quietly become, The Twilight Sad’s ascent has been forged the old way with grit, graft and four exceptional studio albums. Now signed to Mogwai’s Rock Action Records, the bands fifth album does not disappoint and will certainly not disappoint fans of their previous works. Rock Action Records CD | LP
The Twilight Sad Videograms A 10" single from the awesome Scottish band The Twilight Sad, taken from their 2018 album It Won/t Be Like This All the Time. “Videograms”, which carries the Cure’s influence in its colorful synth arrangements. The driving, pummeling percussion paired with Graham’s unsettling wail do well to cement the track in the Twilight Sad’s comfort zone. “‘Videograms’ was the first song written for the album but the last song finished before we went in to record,” Graham said. “It’s one of the most melodic things we’ve done. Since writing the song I’ve heard the phrase ‘don’t you start on me’ whilst walking down the street, in the supermarket, in the pub. It must have been something that I’d heard a lot that stuck with me and came out in this song.” Rock Action Records 10"
Swervedriver Future Ruins Rock Action are proud to announce the signing of British alt. rock legends Swervedriver. The band will release their brand new album Future Ruins on January 25th. The record presents a band moving with real time and real life vitality, showcasing new tricks alongside classic hallmarks. Future Ruins exhibits Swervedriver’s fabled widescreen escapism, but with a tension that echoes the sleeve image of Coney Island in skeletal monochrome, like a post mortem photograph of a failed utopia. The LP’s come in standard heavyweight vinyl and an indie store exclusive of heavyweight red vinyl. Both formats have download codes. Rock Action Records CD | LP
Part Chimp IV The fourth album from London's noise-rock band Part Chimp, heavy and searingly distorted guitars that follow on from the bands's last release back in 2009 titled Thriller, these are huge Goliath riffs with howling vocals that is evidence that the short hiatus has not interfered with the band's musicianship and love for creating ear-deafening songs. For fans of Swans, Mogwai, Melvins and Black Sabbath. The four piece have never done anything in half-measures. With a keen focus on intelligent song craft and dynamics, they have earned a reputation for being one of the most influential bands operating in the noise/stoner rock sphere in the past decade, establishing themselves as a crucial, if physically damaging, live experience to behold. - The Quietus Rock Action Records CD | LP
Errors Come Down With Me 'Come Down With Me' is the second album from Scottish Electro Indie mob Errors, who are signed to Mogwai's Rock Action Records label. The band have previously toured with Underworld, Mogwai, 65 Days Of Static and Forward Russia and you can see them in July at New Slang! www.myspace.com/weareerrors Rock Action Records CD