BMX Bandits Janice Long Session 09.04.87 The Janice Long session in '87 from BMX Bandits. Precious Recordings of London 7"
BMX Bandits Janice Long Session 23.06.86 The Janice Long session in '86 from BMX Bandits. Precious Recordings of London 7"
The Jasmine Minks Janice Long Session 24.11.86 The Janice Long session in '86 from The Jasmine Minks. Precious Recordings of London 7"
The Jasmine Minks John Peel Session 17.02.86 TheJohn Peel session in '86 from The Jasmine Minks. Precious Recordings of London 7"
Girl In Red We Fell In Love In October A 7" single from Girl In Red. Coloured vinyl, packaged with gold-foil on the cover, includes a 'dried leaf inside evelope'. The 22-year-old pop songwriter captures the onslaught of young-adult emotion, longing for a state of being where noise and confusion are replaced by certainty and clarity - PITCHFORK Marie Ulven Records / AWAL 7"
Italia 90 Borderline? A 7" single from ITALIA 90. "Certainly?don’t think that Wire, Alternative TV, Sauna Youth and Institute’s?Catharsis?LP are excessively flattering reference points" -?The Quietus?? "The next generation of London's punk scene" -?DIY?? Brace Yourself Records 7"
Teleman Sweet Morning EP “It was important just to get some new music out sooner rather than later,” says Thomas Sanders, the singer and guitarist of Teleman. “Making an EP felt like we could be more spontaneous and try things out without the pressure and expectation surrounding an album release. So it was a more fun experience I'd say.” However, a fleeting, throwaway stop gap this is not. The EP is as realised a piece of work as any the band have created. Although the sense of fun, spontaneity, and intuition that Sanders speaks of can be palpably felt across the breezy five tracks here that span art rock, electronic pop and that unshakable idiosyncratic tone that is always unmistakably Teleman. Despite possessing such a distinct sense of tone and personality in all that they do, the band are also keen collaborators having previously worked with producers Dan Carey, Bernard Butler, Bullion, Moscoman and Boxed In. Here they are working with Al Doyle and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip on production duties. “They created a super relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to work in, it was all about experimentation and fun” says Sanders. “We've been mutual admirer's of each others' bands for quite some time so it seemed to us like a really good pairing.” The EP has come after the band’s keyboard player Jonny Sanders left the group to focus on his film and design work (he actually directs the new video for 'Right As Rain' from the EP). However, the forced recalibration of the band’s line-up has reinvigorated them as a unit, opening new areas for exploration and possibilities with Peter Cattermoul taking over most of the keyboard duties and Hiro Amamiya sliding seamlessly between drum machine, live drums and even the odd keyboard solo. “The fact we’ve lost a member forced us to be a bit more flexible and open about how we approach playing the songs,” says Sanders. “You have to try and turn events like this around and make them work for not against you. The opening ‘Right As Rain’ combines taut guitar work, sparse rhythms and a soaring vocal take to explore the murky middle ground where contentment and hollowness are often inseparable. “I felt especially over lockdown like life was becoming an endless series of little vignettes of short lived moments of pleasure punctuating a weird void,” says Sanders. “I think quite a few other people felt the same way and I hope people can relate to it.” Moshi Moshi 12" Pre-Order
DUO Lolita, No! Duo, comprising lead singer of acclaimed indie band The Kooks, Luke Pritchard and his singer-songwriter wife Ellie Rose was formed in the red hot heat of passion, echoing sounds of French pop and a heady sense of intimacy. Sharing a fondness for sixties and seventies music and with an evident musical and physical chemistry between the two of them, Duo is an all-out passion project. ‘Lolita, No!’ carries a street-funk swagger personified by Ellie’s femme-fatal characterisation. This remix package of the track comes from Don Carlos, the Italian house legend whose track Alone is a Balearic classic and who is still now revered as one of the great Italian house DJs, and new talent Sempre who is taking the raw ingredients of that scene and making it his own in a futuristic way. LiTA 12" Pre-Order
Fresh The Summer I Got Good At Guitar A new 5-track EP from the awesome indie-punks FRESH. The mood is up and down, happy and sad, heartfelt and heartbroken; and there's no better fit for the overall feeling of lockdown than this. Confusing, alternating, extreme to extreme. It turns out that The Summer I Got Good At Guitar came early, and let's hope the guitar plays all summer long. Specialist Subject Records 12"