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WEEK STARTING 15 Dec

Genre pick of the week Cover of Guts by Kate Tempest & Loyle Carner.

Kate Tempest & Loyle Carner

Guts

Speedy Wunderground release their ninth single, ‘Guts’ by Kate Tempest & Loyle Carner.

The single is available as a limited edition 7” and features ‘Guts (Mr Dan’s Balloon Dub)’ on the B-side.

Pierre (Hall) from the label, discovered Loyle, a 20-year-old MC from London whilst trawling the internet and coming across his track ‘Cantona’ based on the passing away of his dad. ‘I fell in love with it immediately’ explained Pierre, ‘something about the sincerity of the lyrics, it felt authentic, but raw and exposed too. I could relate to it. I knew nothing about him but sent it to Dan and Alexis straight away simply saying we had to work with him’

The label invited Loyle down to the Heavenly Social for the launch night of their label compilation ‘Speedy Wunderground – Year 1’ where he met Dan and recently Mercury Prize nominated Kate Tempest who was performing that night and was awestruck. ‘When Dan suggested working together with Kate on something - it was like a dream come true,’ says Loyle, ‘that day in the studio with them both is something I’ll never forget’.

The resulting ‘Guts’, was conceived when Dan invited Kate and Loyle in for a session together, and the two displayed equal admiration for each other in the studio. ‘It showcases both of their talents perfectly; it’s a call-to-arms. A statement.’

Loyle, a fast rising star from South London, who recently released his ‘A Little Late’ EP to universal praise was also recently commissioned by the Tate Collective to produce a track, ‘Baby Grey’, to accompany an artwork by Tris Vonna-Michell.


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    White - 4 Pack

      A clear plastic fronted black wooden album frame. Just like a standard picture frame, with the sleeve held in place via metal clips on the back.

      Accomodates single record sleeves to the size of 31.5cm x 31.5cm (please note; does NOT hold gatefold sleeves).

      Perfect for all your favourite record sleeves.

      £12.99 for one frame, so buying 4 saves £8.

      Nottingham's Sleaford Mods are a duo that need little introduction, having fiercely penetrated people's consciousness on a large scale with their sixth album Austerity Dogs in 2013.

      Since then they've garnered critical acclaim with their subsequent work and now they're joining forces with Ipecac Recordings to release a physical version of their previously released digital compilation Chubbed Up. This version includes three previously unreleased tracks "The Committee", "Bring Out The Canons," and "Fear Of Anarchy".

      Sleaford Mods started out sometime during 2006 whilst Jason Williamson was living in Nottingham. Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic siutations arising from that trap. After a year of working ideas out in both the studio and in live performances, Williamson moved south and took the cause to London for a couple of years and trod the boards there for a couple of years, before returning to Nottingham in 2009.
      Soon after that return he met Andrew Fearn and the Sleaford Mods became a duo. Fearn’s first work was on the production of “Wank” – the Mods’ fifth CDr album. Soon after that started stalking the stage and studio with Williamson. Andrew’s involvement meant that Jason was now able to stop creating the samples and loops that littered the early recordings and concentrate on the lyrics, whilst Andrew created numerous tunes for Jason to vent his spleen over.

      Just after the release of “Wank” the duo were invited to play a three day festival curated by Nottingham’s Rammel Club. During that weekend a working relationship with Nottingham’s abstract-punk Harbinger Sound label was formed. A relationship which – a year later – resulted in the release of the “Austerity Dogs” vinyl album. This release would be followed by numerous shows around the UK and Europe, including further festival appearances. As word- of-mouth praise for the album slowly spread out and onto the record-buying publics’ radar, “Austerity Dogs” soon sold out of its intial run of 300 copies and has gone one to, as of today, a fourth pressing of the vinyl edition and a CD version was also released. Rave reviews would start to appear in magazines as diverse as The Wire and Uncut, along with interviews being published both on paper and on-line, both here and abroad. The album featured, and topped, many writers polls for the best records of 2013.

      Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings return with the latest instalment of the much loved 'Bubblers' series... 'Brownswood Bubblers Volume 11'.

      Known as something of a musical clairvoyant Gilles Peterson has built an unparalleled reputation for unearthing hidden gems and new and exciting talent over the course of his amazing career.

      'Bubblers' has established a great reputation over the years for providing a platform emerging talent from the Worldwide underground. Bubblers Alumni include. Flying Lotus, Tall Black Guy, Mayer Hawthorne, Lone, Bullion, Floating Points & Fatima, New Look, Dam Funk, Jamie Woon, Electric Wire Hustle, Flako, Nick Mulvey, Submotion Orchestra and many many more.

      We're treated once again to another typically wonderful and eclectic 'Bubblers' selection of soul, jazz, (electro)funk, hop hop, house, wonky beats and more.



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