The Western Caravan / Thirsty Dave Hansen Psycho Santa The story starts in New York City... Let Thirsty Dave Hansen the esteemed vocalist in The Western Caravan pick up the story... “I was invited to sing a Christmas song with the band Beat Rodeo in 1995. They had a steady Monday night gig at The Ludlow Street Cafe, Lower East Side NYC. I sat in with them regularly, and they knew ‘Psycho’ (The Leon Payne penned murder ballad). I got the idea at the last minute and wrote the lyrics in the back of the cab in the hour it took to get across town to the venue. When I was called up on stage, I sang ‘Blue Christmas’, then I called ‘Psycho’, and was told “That’s not a Christmas song”. I said Please, just do this for me,” and took out my scribbled piece of paper. They played... No one knew what was coming... and the crowd went crazy”. The Western Caravan featuring Thirsty Dave Hansen was formed in 1995. This 8-12 piece Western Swing Orchestra has been serving up Classic Country, Western Swing and Honky-Tonk standards as well as their own originals to New York’s Connoisseurs and homesick Texans ever since. Stolen Toy 7" Pre-Order
Pet Shop Boys Burning The Heather The new 7" single from the iconic Pet Shop Boys, taken from their forthcoming album Hotspot. X2 Records 7" Pre-Order
The Lovely Eggs This Decision “This Decision” is the the first single from The Lovely Eggs forthcoming album “I am Moron.” Released on limited edition 7” face raging purple vinyl and accompanied by mind melting artwork designed by Casey Raymond “This Decision” is an outright attack on greed and mindless consumerism and a fierce defence of a no frills lifestyle that The Lovely Eggs have chosen to pursue. “This Decision” goes further than capturing the zeitgeist of Brexit Britain. It’s about choice and the lack of choice in society. This decision is all yours. Is it? For the last two years The Lovely Eggs have sat back and watched England and the rest of the planet slowly eat itself. Their new album “I am Moron” is the result of their observations, a relentless analysis of a modern culture that is bringing the world to its knees. Following up from their critically acclaimed 2017 album “This is Eggland”. It is their second album co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) and continues their journey through Eggland into the unknown. Continuing the heaviness of “ This is Eggland” “I am Moron” brings more depth to their sound bringing with it a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness. Some songs flicker between an earthly realism and the otherworldly loneliness of a one way space mission. With no booking agent, manager, record label or publisher The Lovely Eggs are truly independent. And this isn’t due to economics. This is by design. From day one. And support for them is snowballing. They are selling out bigger and bigger venues and more eggheads are joining them in their crusade against bullshit. This Decision is a powerful harsh hit at reality. The Lovely Eggs say it how it is. They’ve never been afraid to swim against the current and now they’ve got an army of fans behind them. Egg Records 7" Pre-Order
Johnny Marr Single Life 10 x coloured 7" singles, housed in a metallic silver shoulder box. includes two exclusive art prints. Single Life collects together the first ten solo single releases by Johnny Marr in a limited edition 7” box. Wrapped in a metallic silver box, the set contains all Johnny's 7” releases from 2012’s Upstarts through to 2018’s Spiral Cities, all in original artwork sleeves. The boxset also contains vinyl debuts for the promo only track The Messenger, backed with an exclusive unreleased demo version of the fan favourite New Town Velocity and the double A side Armatopia/The Bright Parade. All ten 7” singles are pressed onto coloured vinyl and the set is completed by two limited edition photographic prints, exclusive to Single Life. New Voodoo Records 7" Pre-Order
Villagers The Sunday Walker EP As autumn draws in, Villagers are pleased to announce The Sunday Walker EP. The four tracks collected are primarily songs recorded around the time of The Art Of Pretending To Swim sessions – Conor O’Brien’s acclaimed fourth album, released last year. In Conor’s words: “The tracks that fell through the cracks; it turns out they had their own story to tell. The Sunday Walker EP is a collection of lost songs as much as it is an emotional arc. Songs of loss and songs of realisation. Songs of empathy and isolation.” Domino 12" Pre-Order
Easy life Junk Food EP Indies exclusive 12" is on 'ketchup red' coloured vinyl. In the words of Easy Life, “Junk Food is the latest mixtape from your new favourite band…” and is due to release on Friday 10th /January / 2020. As per the band’s previous output it combines groovy elements of hip-hop, funk, soul, jazz and R&B into an infectious blend of modern essential pop – spearheaded by their talismanic singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Murray Matravers. 2 tracks taken from the mixtape. ‘Earth’ and ‘Nice Guys’, have already been named HOTTEST RECORD IN THE WORLD by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show. The latest track from the EP is a funk-laden groovy collab with Brit newcomer Arlo Parks called ‘Sangria’. The EP is completed by upcoming single ‘Dead Celebrities’ and 3 other brand new tracks. 12" | CD Pre-Order
Cherry Glazerr Cherry Glazerr 'Daddi (Reggie Watts Remix) / Self Explained (TuneYards remix) Cherry Glazerr is releasing a limited edition 7" vinyl with remixes by Reggie Watts and tUnE-yArDs via Secretly Canadian in support of their upcoming appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden. Secretly Canadian 7"
She Drew The Gun Trouble Every Day EP She Drew The Gun release a brand new single Trouble Every Day released on Skeleton Key Records. A reinterpretation of Frank Zappa’s original, She Drew The Gun frontwoman Louisa Roach has updated the lyrics to reflect our troubled times. Louisa comments – I heard Trouble Every Day and thought it would make a great cover, Frank Zappa wrote it based on the TV coverage of the Watts riots in LA back in the 60’s, so I rewrote some of the lyrics to reflect what I’ve seen reported on the TV in more recent times, from English riots to the Extinction Rebellion protests. It takes a look at the issues that are facing us at the moment from the rise of the far right to the threat of climate change and the role the global media corporations play in supporting neoliberal ideology. The revisions to the lyrics received the full blessing of the Zappa estate who were keen to hear the song adapted to suit contemporary times. Skeleton Key 12"
Bjork / Fever Ray / The Knife Country Creatures The Knife and Fever Ray bring their signature styles to Björk’s ‘Features Creatures’ in two intense remixes released today. Fever Ray’s moody and ethereal rework contrasts against The Knife’s vigorous and pulsating take as each remix offers a unique perspective on Bjork’s original track. As part of a creative exchange, Björk has also remixed a track by Fever Ray. The collective Country Creatures EP will be pressed as a limited edition vinyl. Caroline 12"