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Fairweather

Lusitania

    Taking a short break to compose and work on their second album has done Fairweather no end of good. They've returned with a no-holds-barred emotionally rampaging disc that builds on the stop gap four-track EP "Alaska" and moves into even more dynamic and sophisticated territory. "Lusitania" is an hour long journey filled with tension, hope and the human condition: a breathtaking album that moves emo in a new and positive direction.

    ‘Sol Invictus’, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to ‘Album Of The Year’, arrives via Reclamation Recordings / Ipecac Recordings.

    ‘Sol Invictus’ is the band’s first new album in 18 years.

    ‘Sol Invictus’ was produced by Bill Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, California studio.

    Faith No More have influenced bands of all genres, including System Of A Down, Incubus, Muse and more.

    The single ‘Motherf*cker’ heralded the arrival of the album and was followed by ‘Superhero’. Both songs feature on the album along with eight other brand new tracks.

    TRACK LISTING

    Sol Invictus
    Superhero
    Sunny Side Up
    Separation Anxiety
    Cone Of Shame
    Rise Of The Fall
    Black Friday
    Motherf*cker
    Matador
    From The Dead

    Fake Ideal

    Carve Me An Edge

      Great angst ridden rock from these four guys from that hot bed of rock'n'roll... Doncaster. Both formats include exclusive tracks.

      Fake Laugh’s self-titled debut album arrives this summer as a delicate accumulation of years of experimentation. Unfurling slowly, the full length has been a gradual process: part playfulness, part perfection. Whilst perpetually in tune with the digital disconnect of contemporary life, the album is a vivid rummage through sixties US-pop standards and British alternative stalwarts. Fake Laugh showcases a familiar world of love, confusion and self-questioning but refocused through the bright lens of the London/Berlin based artist Kamran Khan. Tirelessly writing and recording whenever he can, a busy 2016 saw Khan release the energetic 'Ice' EP, the bubbly trepidation of double A side 'Mind Tricks/Birdsong Lullaby' and the more complex and serene ‘Great Ideas’ EP. All three were important steps towards manifesting the right combination for the eagerly anticipated debut. Khan confesses that once upon a time Fake Laugh was “a bit of fun on the side”.

      However, now with the project his sole focus, there’s a revitalised commitment to recording that has seen him finishing the album this year. Reuniting once again with producer Theo Verney (Traams, O.Chapman) in Brighton, Khan has brought the intimacy of his bedroom and added it to a more luscious environment. Certain parts of the record date as far back as 2013, whilst others were recorded only in the past few months. The result is a record that flows with a wise but youthful abandon. Echoing latter Belle & Sebastian records - that retained their adolescent flare and longing - Khan has fortified his dreams rather than forgotten them. 


      TRACK LISTING

      1. Melt,
      2. Short Of Breath,
      3. Kinda Girl,
      4. As I Get To Know You Better,
      5. Hiding Place,
      6. Freely,
      7. You Would Find Out,
      8. Wouldn’t Bother,
      9.Physical,
      10. You Do Know,
      11. Time To Die. 

      Fake Love

      Fake Love Vol.1

        Zoooooooommmm! Massive space disco 12" here with absolutely no info! A brief listen through either side will tell you that you're in the land of Hi-NRG, Italo-disco fire power with a specific focus on the more cosmic end of the spectrum. I'm guessing these are edits, and I'm sure I know the source material, though an extra hot This'N'That at lunchtime has left me light-headed and low on memory recall. The A-side offers us a Donna Summer-styled slammer befitting the Fake Love moniker, but with extra Patrick Cowley synth riffery, cosmic disco vox, sci fi samples and a phat vocoder. Over on the flip, we have another poppers-fuelled pounder, this time taking proggy chords, vamping keyboards and a perfectly panned sequence and strapping them to a thumping 4/4. Tops off!

        TRACK LISTING

        A. Untitled 1
        B. Untitled 2

        Fake Names

        Expendables

          Composed of Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The International Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and the newest member Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring), the band is a veritable posthardcore dream team. However instead of rehashing the past, Expendables is a reinvention that sees the band dialing back the distortion and leaning into the melodies. The result pairs their unparalleled pedigree with a pop sensibility that's slightly unexpected and wholly satisfying. "For our last record [2019's FAKE NAMES]the general influences were 70's U.K. punk and power-pop; but it wound up with a little classic rock vibe as well, like the Vibrators meets Aerosmith. We never saw that coming!" , Baker explains. For Expendables the band enlisted producer Adam "Atom" Greenspan (IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Baker explains, "The pop influences are a little more out front on this one and the production really helps it shine. It sounds more direct, more urgent." Expendables is the latest exchange in a musical conversation that spans four decades. Baker aptly refers to the lineup of FAKE NAMES as a "mutual admiration society" and says that once the five members got in the same room together, it felt as if they had already been in the band together for years.

          TRACK LISTING

          Targets
          Expendables
          Delete Myself
          Go
          Dont Blame Yourself
          Cant Take It
          Damage Done
          Madtown
          Caught In Between
          Too Little Too Late

          Fake Names

          Fake Names

            In early 2016, D.C. punk legends Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion) and Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace, One Last Wish) met up at Hampton’s Brooklyn home to play music together.

            Friends since first grade, the two guitarists ended up writing a handful of songs that day, then closed out the session with a spur-of-the-moment decision to start a band.

            When it came to finding a bassist, Baker and Hampton looked to Johnny Temple of Girls Against Boys and Soulside (another fellow student at their elementary school), who equally shared their passion for what Temple refers to as “loud, angry, visceral music”. By the end of the year, the band had enlisted Refused frontman Dennis Lyxz n as their singer, thus cementing the lineup to punk-rock supergroup Fake Names.

            Soon after dubbing themselves Fake Names a moniker that’s part Raising Arizona reference, part recognition of the “ubiquitous and demonic use of the term ‘fake news’”, according to Baker the band headed to Renegade Studios with the goal of creating a demo to present to record labels. But after playing those recordings for Baker’s Bad Religion bandmate Brett Gurewitz, the Epitaph founder made an unexpected proposal. “Brett said to us, ‘This isn’t a demo, this is the album,’” Baker recalls. “He was pretty adamant about putting it out exactly as it was, so that’s what we wound up doing”

            TRACK LISTING

            All For Sale
            Driver
            Being Them
            Brick
            Darkest Days
            Heavy Feather
            First Everlasting
            This Is Nothing
            Weight
            Lost Cause

            Nathan Fake

            Hard Islands

              "Hard Islands" showcases a tougher, more grown-up sound than Nathan Fake's hugely successful "Drowning In A Sea Of Love" debut, as the producer continues to mature in perfect step with Britain's youthful new wave of danceable electronica. The album edges towards the tougher end of electronica occupied by Warp and Rephlex stalwarts Clark and Aphex Twin, where spine-tingling melody meets Fake's acute awareness of what works on the dancefloor.

              Nathan Fake

              Paean - Inc. Lone / Lukid Remixes

                Fake’s ‘Steam Days’ album opener ‘Paean’ gets the remix treatment from two of Nathan’s favourite young British electronica upstarts: sometime Werk Discs brethren Lone, and Lukid.

                Recent R&S album recruit Lone takes the Fake original and makes it very much his own, as 'Paean’s wistful strains slot seamlessly into Lone's seductive wobbly, wonky, early Nineties retro-futurist world view.

                Fresh from 'Lonely At The Top' album duty, Lukid’s rework is a more transformative affair, sprinkling his trademark bass heavy hypnotic drum mantras with a suitably warped smattering of Fake’s mystical twinkles.

                Finally, Fake’s own bonus contemplative ‘Coda’ version wrings every last ambient drop out of his utopian original.

                The ultra-collectable 10” vinyl edition (with artwork by Jack Featherstone) is strictly limited to just 500 copies.

                Nathan Fake has grown from his beginnings as an undeniably skilled, but relatively inoffensive purveyor of twee IDM (see the cutesy electronic rhythms and circuit-bent melodies of 'Drowning In A Sea Of Love') into a powerhouse of challenging electronics and innovative melodic constructions.

                The brash and stomping 'Feelings 1' could easily be stretched into a 6-minute long OPN track from his early catalog, but retains its impact and drive in part due to it's brevity, letting up after only a couple short minutes with a thematic segue into the thumping title track. Utilising his tried-and-tested technique of a filtered-out beginning into a revisitation of that theme, but injected with fiery percussion and swooning synthplay, Fake constructs a towering wall of chaotic arps and fizzling saturation, underpinned by distorted kick drums and dusty pads.

                'HoursDaysMonthsSeasons' is much more along the lines of Border Community heavy-hitters Holden or Luke Abbott, pitching tweeting modulars and syncopated throbs against a droning foundation of fire and brimstone. As with all of Fake's more recent work, this is a deep and rewarding experience, but gives as much as you do, revealing it's complexities through patence and perserverance. 

                Moving further along (we have convered the towering 'DEGREELESSNESS elsewhere), we move into ambient territory with 'SmallCityLights' which is a relaxing and much-needed respite (make use of it while you can) before the thudding dystopian sidechained duality of 'Radio Spiritworld'. Like a pack of robots fizzing and staggering towards a neon sun, we get chillwave guitars, industrial hammering and crackling electronic connections, coming together into a bracing mix of rampant retro-futurism and forward-thinking outsider 'tron.

                Providence is as contrary and (I imagine) divisive as anything Fake has accomplished thus far, founded upon his considerable talent for writing a dancefloor stomper, but abstracted into the outer realms of melodicism and rhythm. A challenging, towering behemoth of an album, that will confound and amaze in equal measure. 

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Nathan Fake does OPN. Shimmering synths, soul-shaking drone and abstracted rhythms mashed together (amazingly) into a brittle and brutal amalgamation of conceptual genius and technical mastery. A++, Will listen again.

                TRACK LISTING

                Feelings 1
                PROVIDENCE
                HoursDaysMonthsSeasons
                DEGREELESSNESS (ft Prurient)
                The Equator & I unen
                SmallCityLights
                Radio Spiritworld
                CONNECTIVITY
                RVK (ft Raphaelle)
                REMAIN
                Feelings 2

                With a line-up of members from New Brunswick, Canada and Manchester, UK, it should be no surprise that the songs of Faker Junior have the feel of both wide open spaces and urban grit, distilled and blended into brief ringing-guitar symphonies. Strong vocals (singer Ryan Lamey has been compared to both Buckleys, Tim and Jeff), layered guitars and driving rhythms are combined to form cliche-free melodic songs with enough of the sweet and the bitter, the dark and the light, to satisfy in full, but without excess or wasted effort, and with the occasional unexpected turn. Previously a solo singer-songwriter seeking musicians, and a group of musician-writers seeking a frontman, they connected online and first met in Manchester on an appropriately snowy night in December 2008. The chemistry was immediate and within weeks they had pooled resources and their disparate influences to write their first new songs. By February 2009 they were in the studio to record demos of 4 tracks with producer Yves Altana, but the initial results were so good that recording was extended and the finished tracks have become the band's self-funded debut EP, "Need To Know".

                "East of Any Place," out December 1st via Habibi Funk, is a treasure trove of songs discovered alongside Rogér Fakhr's acclaimed 2021 album, "Fine Anyway." These tracks, hidden for decades and only passed between a handful of people, offer a glimpse into Rogér's musical genius and the vibrant scene of Lebanon during a period marked by civil war and social upheaval. This release serves as a companion to "Fine Anyway," feat studio tracks that didn't make it into the previous album.

                Around 2 years ago, we released an album by Rogér Fakhr entitled "Fine Anyway" on Habibi Funk. It came about as a result of afternoons spent at Issam Hajali's jewelry shop on Mar Elias Street in Beirut. We had started working on the idea of re-releasing some of Issam's music and he proposed his first album "Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard," recorded before starting his band Ferkat Al Ard. At some point, Issam mentioned how he had actually kept some of Rogér's music on tape in his basement - but cautioned that he couldn't play it to us before Rogér would give the green light. Eventually, after some hesitation, Rogér luckily did. During this time there were a number of ongoing projects and we somehow missed out on inquiring further. Yet Rogér's name kept on coming up in conversations with musicians of the same generation in Beirut. No matter whether it was Ziad Rahbani, Munir Khauli or anyone else talking about him, every single mention would almost inevitably be followed with a huge praise for his music and approval of his talent. The disparity between him being so highly appreciated amongst his peers, while somehow simultaneously not being part of the researchable musical history of Lebanon (at least to us!) of the last decades, baffled me and at some point, we just asked Issam for Rogér's contact. After, we exchanged some emails and he ended up sending a selection of music recorded in the late 1970's in Beirut. While some of that material had never seen a release, other songs were released on his album "Fine Anyway" - which Rogér had, at the time of release, hand copied around 200 cassette copies. When we first heard the songs of "Fine Anyway" we were blown away! The music was a mixture of folk with touches of other genres. Maybe one could also refer to it as "singer-songwriter," since all of the songs were Rogér's own compositions. Songs of unique beauty both musically and lyrically. At the same time, they gave us the feeling of them being somehow isolated capsules of time and space. Nothing really revealed where they could've been recorded and, not knowing it was Beirut, a first guess would have likely been Southern California, sometime in the 1970's. The immersive effect of his compositions and voice are just incredible. When we put the album out, we knew we loved the songs and the music, but with its sound being slightly different and the lyrics sung in English, we were not sure whether it would find the same appreciation that other releases had had under the umbrella of Habibi Funk. Luckily, the appreciation of the album became quite apparent very quickly and it did not die down in the years to follow. In the process of putting together "Fine Anyway" we came across a number of other songs Rogér had recorded around the same time. Initially Rogér was not too fond of them for one reason or another, though in our minds the musical quality was not the reason. It was a treasure trove of songs that only a handful of people had access to. Some time ago, Rogér started working on some new songs that will hopefully will turn into a new album, and while we spoke about these, we brought up all these other songs we still had from the same sessions as "Fine Anyway," and that we felt it would be great to share them with the world as a bonus to the songs already shared as part of "Fine Anyway." Luckily, Rogér eventually agreed, and this is how we are able to share "East of Any Place." As always, both vinyl and CD come with an extensive booklet featuring background and interviews with Rogér, including unseen photos, scans and more. "Rogér Fakhr: East of Any Place" will be out everywhere December 1st to coincide with Bandcamp Friday, be sure to listen to eponymous focus track, the psych-folk-tinged "East of Any Place."

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: A heady selection of woozy, psychedelic folk that wouldn't sound out of place in 1960's California, Roger Fakhr's 'East Of Any Place' is just as mindblowing as his 'Fine Anyway' LP on Habibi Funk. There are echoes here (pre-echoes) of Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and there's also loads in common with modern psychedlia. Quite the treasure.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. (You Look) So Funny
                2. Dawn
                3. East Of Any Place
                4. Queen Of Diamonds
                5. Road Of Farewell (feat. Bruna-Maria Naufal)
                6. Down To My Bones
                7. For Free
                8. Rainhill
                9. Had To See Harry
                10. Drinking Tea

                Kyle Falconer

                No Love Songs For Laura

                  "...an anthemic album that takes songwriter Kyle Falconer in bold new musical directions, that works the heart as much as the head, the dancing feet as much as the punching fist of joy."

                  As the frontman of The View, Kyle Falconer smashed into the charts with the classic singles "Same Jeans" and "Wasted Little DJs" and earned a Mercury nomination for their #1 debut album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’. A rocket powered decade followed during which they barely let up, careering through a rock ‘n’ roll attitude both on-and-off stage. A stint in rehab was followed by another stint in rehab. The songwriter reflects on that period in new song ‘Laura’, a heart-on-the-sleeve, not-quite-title-track paean to the aforesaid missus. He started by writing more songs on piano rather than guitar, before teaming up with the producer Frankie Siragusa and using a selection of Motown, soul and funk classics as reference points. The duo spent last August christening the brand-new studio in The Libertines’ recently opened Albion Rooms hotel and arts space in Margate, playing everything on a wealth of new material that Falconer had prepared. ‘No Love Songs for Laura’ is an earworm-stuffed, summer-evoking album demanding repeat plays, streams, views, likes and clicks. For another, this is Falconer reborn and rebooted, like we’ve never heard him before.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Stress Ball
                  2. Wait Around
                  3. Laura
                  4. Funeral Song
                  5. Mother
                  6. On My Own
                  7. Still Here
                  8. Miracle
                  9. Listen Lucy
                  10. Moan
                  11. Rake Me In
                  12. Don't Call Me Baby
                  13. Monsters

                  "U.F.O" was one of the many highlights of the "Swedish Library Grooves Vol 2" LP which was released in 2022.

                  These explorations of the mid-70's sounds of rare grooves and library music, were all reimagined, recorded and produced by a Swedish duo consisting of multi-instrumentalists Carl Johan Fogelklou and Fredrik Segerfalk aka Falk & Klou.

                  "U.F.O" was Jason Boardman's (Before I Die) go to psychedelic jazz-funk party starter so he approached the FK Library about a release on vinyl, with an expanded version.

                  BiD knew there was only one person for the role and were delighted when Andi Hanley (Misadventures / Nu Northern Soul / Ruf Kutz) accepted and consequently turned out a superb 7-and-a-half-minute psychedelic funk workout, expanding on the original arrangement and taking it to another cosmos.

                  Falk & Klou: Bass, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, guitar, flute, percussion, vocals.
                  Daniel Hanson Cederskär: Saxophones.
                  Jakob Gudmundsson: Trumpet and flugelhorn
                  Andreas Paylsson, Drums
                  Rework by: Andi Hanley

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: A swampy and lysergic slo-mo cosmic number with searing guitar lines taken deep into the plasma pool by local legend, The Bat aka Andi Hanley. Before I Die goes from strength to strength, keenly eying up that label of the year award at this rate!

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A. U.F.O (Andi Hanley Rework)
                  B. U.F.O (Original Version)

                  Fall Silent

                  Drunken Violence

                    Triple beat breakdowns, speed riffs from Hell, from the opening note to the killer artwork, Fall Silent have produced one of the best hardcore / metal albums of the year. The follow up to "Six Years In The Desert", on "Drunken Violence" they approach their sound with more speed and anger than any other album the band has released. With the speed collapsing into powerful breakdowns, they have been described as Pantera meeting Black Flag in a dark alley with flicknives. Cool!

                    Fall Silent

                    Six Years In The Desert

                      Taking the DIY ethic and mixing hardcore, punk rock and death metal they use primal vocals and a precise monsterous guitar attack that will hit you like a punch in the gut. This CD collects the band's previously out of print releases and features 17 hard and nasty tracks.

                      The Fall

                      The Frenz Experiment - Expanded Edition

                        Beggars Arkive is excited to reissue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT. Available as an expanded edition on CD and LP, the releases both contain the original album, plus singles and B-Sides. The notes included with both formats contain brand new interviews conducted by Daryl Easley in May 2020.

                        “I was clearing out the other day and I came across a review of Frenz Experiment, saying how this could have been great, how it could have been like T. Rex’s Electric Warrior. I never attempted to make an album like T-Rex. I don’t see the point in anybody trying to make an album like T-Rex, although people do. I don’t mind it when journalists make fair comparisons, when they’ve done their homework. But comparing Frenz to Electric Warrior is plain daft.”
                        - Mark E Smith, Renegade – The Lives And Tales Of Mark E Smith, 2008

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Darryl says: Beggars Arkive re-issue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’. Released at the height of their mainstream popularity, this expanded edition (on vinyl and CD) features the monstrous “Hit The North” as well as the cover versions of “Victoria” and “There’s A Ghost In My House”, alongside firm fan favourites like “Carrier Bag Man”, and “Bremen Nacht”.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        2LP

                        A1 Frenz
                        A2 Carry Bag Man
                        A3 Get A Hotel
                        A4 Victoria
                        A5 Athlete Cured
                        B1 In These Times
                        B2 The Steak Place
                        B3 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
                        B4 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
                        B5 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                        C1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        C2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        C3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        C4 Haf Found Bormann(from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        C5 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
                        C6 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
                        D1 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
                        D2 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
                        D3 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                        D4 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                        D5 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)

                        2CD

                        CD1
                        1 Frenz
                        2 Carry Bag Man
                        3 Get A Hotel
                        4 Victoria
                        5 Athlete Cured
                        6 In These Times
                        7 The Steak Place
                        8 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
                        9 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
                        10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                        11 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single, Included W. Initial Pressing Of The Album)
                        12 Mark'll Sink Us (2) (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
                        CD2
                        1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        4 Haf Found Bormann (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                        5 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
                        6 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
                        7 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
                        8 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                        9 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                        10 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                        11 Bremen Nacht (Alternative)
                        12 A Day In The Life (from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father NME Compilation, 1988)
                        13 Frenz (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                        14 There’s A Ghost In My House (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                        15 Get A Hotel (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                        16 Haf Found Boorman (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *

                        * - Previously Unreleased

                        The Fall-Outs

                        Summertime

                          The Fall-Outs' fourth full length album, recorded at Egg Studios with Johnny Sangster at the helm these thirteen tracks are filled with the Fall-Outs trademark dark cynicism balanced with angelic harmonies and pop smart hooks, this is garage rock / pop at its finest.

                          The Fall

                          30 Minutes On A Manchester Slag Heap

                            A youngish Mark E Smith is interviewed about all things Fall and Manchester whilst answering by often avoiding the interviewer’s questions in some of Mark’s favourite surroundings- outside on a Manchester slag heap- most answers are preceded by a pause whilst he inhales another draw on his cigarette

                            The Fall

                            58 Golden Greats: 3CD Boxset

                              The expanded 3-CD follow up to the iconic now out of print 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t be Wrong compilation, now features songs right up to the groups last album. Compiled and annotated by long time Fall aficionado Daryl Easlea from across all the labels the band has appeared on. The booklet designed by long time Fall designer Becky Stewart contains a track by track overview. Mastered by Andy Pearce from the best sources available. Formed in Manchester in 1976, Fall were a seminal English post-punk group. The group existed in some form from that point on, built around its founder and only constant member, the late, great Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music underwent stylistic changes over the years, but was always characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. This compilation is ideal for anyone wanting to discover the weird and wonderful world of the Fall. "They are always different; they are always the same." 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Disc: 1
                              1. Repetition
                              2. Rebellious Jukebox
                              3. Industrial Estate
                              4. Rowche Rumble
                              5. Fiery Jack
                              6. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                              7. Totally Wired
                              8. New Face In Hell
                              9. Prole Art Threat
                              10. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                              11. The Classical
                              12. Hip Priest
                              13. Joker Hysterical Face
                              14. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                              15. Kicker Conspiracy
                              16. Eat Y'self Fitter
                              17. Oh! Brother
                              18. C.R.E.E.P.

                              Disc: 2
                              1. No Bulbs
                              2. Cruiser's Creek
                              3. Spoilt Victorian Child
                              4. Us 80's-90's
                              5. Mr Pharmacist
                              6. Living Too Late
                              7. Hey Luciani
                              8. There's A Ghost In My House
                              9. Hit The North
                              10. Carry Bag Man
                              11. Victoria
                              12. Big New Prinz
                              13. Dead Beat Descendant
                              14. Telephone Thing
                              15. High Tension Line
                              16. Free Range
                              17. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                              18. Lost In Music
                              19. Behind The Counter
                              20. M5
                              21. Feeling Numb

                              Disc: 3
                              1. The Chiselers
                              2. Powder Keg
                              3. Masquerade
                              4. Touch Sensitive
                              5. Dr Buck's Letter
                              6. Hollow Mind
                              7. Susan Vs Youthclub
                              8. Mountain Energei
                              9. Theme From Sparta Fc # 2
                              10. Blindness
                              11. Reformation (Uncut)
                              12. Wolf Kidult Man
                              13. Bury!
                              14. Greenway
                              15. Sir William Wray
                              16. The Remainderer
                              17. Venice With The Girls
                              18. Wise Ol' Man
                              19. New Facts Emerge

                              The Fall

                              Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                                Beggars Arkive reissue The Fall’s ninth studio album, Bend Sinister, originally released in 1986. This edition is titled Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                                It was the last of three albums in a row produced by John Leckie and was named after a dystopian novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

                                After the universal acclaim for the previous year’s This Nation’s Saving Grace, Bend Sinister often stands in its predecessor’s shadow. It is a dark, brooding album made at the height of the group’s Beggars Banquet years and many people include this at the top of the list of favourite Fall albums.

                                From Bend Sinister, “Mr. Pharmacist” is a lurching instalment in pop music’s ongoing conversation with drug dealers, illicit and otherwise. Actually a cover of 1960s garage-rockers the Other Half, it’s also a demonstration of how the Fall’s relatively unchanging style could bolster other people’s songs. – PITCHFORK

                                “Part musical hypnotist, part ranting madman, Smith was a singular figure in post-punk. His Mancunian accent, dry witticisms and plays on words were one of the Fall’s most constant characteristics. Their songs were odysseys into his ever-verbose psyche, marked by repetitive rhythms and melodies.” – ROLLING STONE

                                “At various points in the band’s four-decade career, the Fall might sound like punk, hard rock, psychedelia, funk, blues-rock, jazz-rock, electropop or sheer noise. “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall,” Mr. Smith once declared. The BBC disc jockey John Peel, an early and steadfast supporter, said of the Fall that ‘they are always different, they are always the same.’” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

                                "Mark E Smith’s group of psychedelic post-punks rank as one of the most visionary, singular British bands of all time.” -THE GUARDIAN

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Darryl says: Originally released in 1986, one year after the highly celebrated ‘This Nations Saving Grace’, ‘Bend Sinister’ was a darker brooding album, but had the Brix pop sensibility to counteract Mark E. Smith’s caustic vocals. Still highly regarded by Fall fans to this day, this was MES and his band hitting their creative peak. Reissued as a double disc edition with a plethora of bonus material.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                LP TRACK LISTING:
                                A1. R.O.D.
                                A2. Dktr. Faustus
                                A3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                                A4. Mr. Pharmacist
                                A5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                                B1. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                                B2. Terry Waite Sez
                                B3. Bournemouth Runner
                                B4. Riddler!
                                B5. Shoulder Pads 2#
                                C1. Living Too Late (From The Living Too Late Single)
                                C2. Hot Aftershave Bop (From The Living Too Late Single)
                                C3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                C4. Auto Tech Pilot (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                D1. Hey! Luciani (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                D2. Entitled (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                D3. Shoulder Pads #1b (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                D4. Living Too Long (From The Living Too Late Single)

                                CD TRACK LISTING:
                                1-1. R.O.D.
                                1-2. Dktr. Faustus
                                1-3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                                1-4. Mr. Pharmacist
                                1-5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                                1-6. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                                1-7. Terry Waite Sez
                                1-8. Bournemouth Runner
                                1-9. Riddler!
                                1-10. Shoulder Pads 2#
                                2-1. Living Too Late (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                2-2. Hot Aftershave Bop (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                2-3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                2-4. Auto Tech Pilot (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                2-5. Hey! Luciani (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                2-6. Entitled (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                2-7. Shoulder Pads #1b (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                2-8. Living Too Long (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                2-9. R. O. D (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                2-10. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                2-11. U. S. 80s – 90s (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                2-12. Hot Aftershave Bop (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                2.13. Luciani (Original Version, Previously Unreleased)
                                2.14. DKTR. Faustus (Rough Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                                2.15. Terry Waite Sez (Yellow 2 Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                                2.16. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                                2.17. Entitled (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                                2.18. Town And Country Hobgoblins (Live, From The Bend Sinister Cassette Release)

                                The Fall

                                Dragnet

                                  Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. “Dragnet” is the second studio album – released 26th October 1979 - these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album. Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it predicated 2 major factors in the group’s career – high productivity and high group turnover. The album has historically garnered excellent reviews, including 4/5 in MOJO, 8.7/10 on Pitchfork and 4/5 in Q Magazine. Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Steve Hanley (bass), Marc Riley (guitar), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Mike Leigh (drums), Kay Carroll (backing vocals) and Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards). 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  CD:

                                  Disc: 1
                                  1. Psykick Dancehall
                                  2. A Figure Walks
                                  3. Printhead
                                  4. Dice Man
                                  5. Before The Moon Falls
                                  6. Your Heart Out
                                  7. Muzorewi's Daughter
                                  8. Flat Of Angles
                                  9. Choc-Stock
                                  10. Spectre Vs. Rector
                                  11. Put Away
                                  12. Rowche Rumble
                                  13. In My Area
                                  14. Fiery Jack
                                  15. 2nd Dark Age
                                  16. Psykick Dancehall No.2 (Alternate Take)
                                  17. Rowche Rumble (Take 2)
                                  18. Rowche Rumble (Take 3)
                                  19. Rowche Rumble (Take 4)
                                  20. Rowche Rumble (Take 5)
                                  21. In My Area (Alternate Take 1)
                                  22. In My Area (Alternate Take 2)

                                  Disc: 2
                                  1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Retford)
                                  2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Retford)
                                  3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Retford)
                                  4. 2nd Dark Age (Live In Retford)
                                  5. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Retford)
                                  6. Muzorewi's Daughter (Live In Retford)
                                  7. In My Area (Live In Retford)
                                  8. Choc Stock (Live In Retford)
                                  9. Printhead (Live In Retford)
                                  10. A Figure Walks (Live In Retford)
                                  11. Fiery Jack (Live In Retford)
                                  12. No Xmas For John Quays (Live In Retford)
                                  13. Psycho Mafia (Live In Retford)

                                  Disc: 3
                                  1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  4. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  5. Various Times (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  6. Stepping Out (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  7. Your Heart Out (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  8. Dice Man (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  9. Spectre Vs Rector (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  10. Choc Stock (Live In Los Angeles)
                                  11. Muzorewi's Daughter (Live In Los Angeles)

                                  The Fall

                                  Futures And Pasts

                                    This double vinyl package features tracks from across The Fall's glittering career.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                    Man Whose Head Expanded
                                    Hit The North
                                    Jerusalem
                                    Popcorn Double Feature
                                    Behind The Counter
                                    Fantastic Life
                                    Bremen Nacht
                                    I'm Into CB
                                    Room To Live
                                    Carry Bag Man
                                    Eat Y'Self Fitter
                                    Lucifer Over Lancashire
                                    The Classical
                                    L.A.
                                    Big New Prinz
                                    Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                    2 X 4
                                    Frenz

                                    The Fall

                                    Grotesque (After The Gramme) - 2023 Reissue

                                      Grotesque (After The Gramme) is the third studio album by the Fall. The album reached number one on the UK Independent Chart, spending 29 weeks on the chart in total. The Fall's music at the time was described as "Mancabilly", and by Smith himself as "Country 'n' Northern". In 2020, Rolling Stone included Grotesque (After The Gramme) in its "80 Greatest albums of 1980" list, praising the band for its "ability to craft impossibly catchy songs that simultaneously sound like they're shaking apart at the seams"

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A
                                      1. Pay Your Rates
                                      2. English Scheme
                                      3. New Face In Hell
                                      4. C'N'C-S Mithering
                                      5. The Container Drivers

                                      Side B
                                      1. Impression Of J. Temperance
                                      2. In The Park
                                      3. W.M.C - Blob 59
                                      4. Gramme Friday
                                      5. The N.W.R.A.

                                      The Fall

                                      I Am Kurious Oranj

                                        I Am Kurious Oranj is The Fall’s eleventh studio album. Released by Beggars Banquet 30 years ago, in 1988, it contains some of their most loved songs including “Cab It Up!”, “New Big Prinz” and “Jerusalem” which takes its lyrics from a poem by William Blake.

                                        The album was written as the soundtrack to an avant-garde ballet titled I Am Curious, Orange, produced by the experimental Michael Clark Company and performed in London with The Fall playing live. As it said in the original ballet program, replicated inside this reissue, “Mark E. Smith is a history buff and admirer of Michael Clark, and I Am Curious, Orange spawned the idea of a thematic delving into the foibles and little-known psyche of William of Orange.”

                                        According to Mark E. Smith in his book, Renegade, “We adapted the title from a Swedish porno film--I am Curious, Yellow. I was trying to make the point that we all share some kind of common knowledge that’s within ourselves; that comes out in all sorts of things. Some people call it a gene pool. It’s as if you already know subconsciously about historical incidents. You don’t have to have been taught it. It’s in-built. At the time I wanted to put this across, basically as a loose explanation of what was happening in Belfast: it’s in the head and bones and there’s nothing you can do about it. I was on a roll at the time. I’m rarely short of ideas, and I’m not into preserving them much, either. If it’s in your head and you’ve got the right people around you them there’s no better time to tell the story.”

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        New Big Prinz
                                        Overture From ‘I Am Curious Orange’
                                        Dog Is Life/Jerusalem
                                        Kurious Oranj
                                        Wrong Place, Right Time

                                        Win Fall C.D. 2080
                                        Yes, O Yes
                                        Van Plague?
                                        Bad News Girl
                                        Cab It Up! 

                                        The Fall

                                        Live At The Witch Trials

                                          The first full-length album of The Fall, Live At The Witch Trials, is not actually a live album. Emerging out of a two-day studio session at Camden Sound in North West London during a sickly December of 1978, Witch Trials amounts to the sinister foundation of the band's diverse sound. Every song explores drastically different styles and wild terrain, leaving much to decipher over its eleven tracks. 



                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          CD:

                                          Disc: 1
                                          1. Frightened
                                          2. Crap Rap 2/Like To Blow
                                          3. Rebellious Jukebox
                                          4. No Xmas For John Quays
                                          5. Mother-Sister!
                                          6. Industrial Estate
                                          7. Underground Medecin
                                          8. Two Steps Back
                                          9. Live At The Witch Trials
                                          10. Futures And Pasts
                                          11. Music Scene

                                          Disc: 2
                                          1. Bingo Master's Break-Out!
                                          2. Psycho Mafia
                                          3. Repetition
                                          4. It's The New Thing
                                          5. Various Times (Extended Version)
                                          6. Dresden Dolls (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                          7. Psycho Mafia (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                          8. Industrial Estate (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                          9. Stepping Out (Live From Short Circuit: Live At The Electric Circus)
                                          10. Last Orders (Live From Short Circuit: Live At The Electric Circus)
                                          11. Rebellious Jukebox (John Peel Session)
                                          12. Mother - Sister! (John Peel Session)
                                          13. Industrial Estate (John Peel Session)
                                          14. Futures And Pasts (John Peel Session)
                                          15. Put Away (John Peel Session)
                                          16. Mess Of My (John Peel Session)
                                          17. No Xmas For John Key (John Peel Session)
                                          18. Like To Blow (John Peel Session)

                                          Disc: 3
                                          1. Like To Blow (Live 1978)
                                          2. Stepping Out (Live 1978)
                                          3. Two Steps Back (Live 1978)
                                          4. Mess Of My (Live 1978)
                                          5. It's The New Thing (Live 1978)
                                          6. Various Times (Live 1978)
                                          7. Bingo-Master's Break-Out! (Live 1978)
                                          8. Frightened (Live 1978)
                                          9. Industrial Estate (Live 1978)
                                          10. Psycho Mafia (Live 1978)
                                          11. Music Scene (Live 1978)
                                          12. Mother-Sister! (Live 1978)

                                          The Fall

                                          Marshall Suite - 2023 Reissue

                                            The Marshall Suite from 1999 builds on the techno-influenced beats of its predecessor Levitate, while also returning to a more rockabilly-influenced sound reminiscent of earlier Fall line-ups with songs such as the catchy "Touch Sensitive" and the strange, complex, thumping jungle beats of "The Crying Marshal".

                                            The Marshall Suite was made immediately after an American tour during which Mark E. Smith had an onstage fight with members of the band and was arrested following ongoing altercations at the hotel at which the group were staying. While the remaining band members quit and returned to England, leaving Smith in a cell in Manhattan, Julia Nagle chose to stay in the band, helping to assemble the group's new line-up. During the recording of the album, this new line-up was still taking shape and the album features two different bassists. None the less it was a very well-received album at the time and is highly collectible by now.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side A
                                            1. Touch Sensitive
                                            2. F-'Oldin' Money
                                            3. Shake-Off
                                            4. Bound
                                            5. This Perfect Day

                                            Side B
                                            1. (Jung Nev's) Antidotes
                                            2. Inevitable
                                            3. Anecdotes + Antidotes In B#
                                            4. Finale : Tom Ragazzi

                                            Side C
                                            1. Early Life Of Crying Marshal
                                            2. The Crying Marshal
                                            3. Birthday Song
                                            4. Mad.Men-Eng.Dog
                                            5. On My Own

                                            Side D
                                            (Blank/No Music)

                                            The Fall

                                            Perverted By Language - 2024 Reissue

                                              The Fall's fourth studio album Perverted by Language was released in 1983. The album was produced by the band's vocalist and songwriter Mark E. Smith and recorded at various studios in Manchester. Perverted by Language features some of The Fall's most renowned tracks, including "Garden". The album's sound is characterized by its sharp and angular post-punk guitar riffs, driven by a heavy bass and drums rhythm section, all layered with Mark E. Smith's distinctive vocals.

                                              Lyrically, Perverted by Language deals with themes of alienation, disorder, and the unpredictability of modern life. Smith's idiosyncratic and cryptic wordplay, including his penchant for inventing new words and phrases, adds to the album's overall sense of unease and dislocation. Despite its challenging sound and lyrics, Perverted by Language is considered by many critics and fans to be one of The Fall's finest albums, showcasing the band at their creative and innovative peak.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Side A
                                              1. Eat Y'self Fitter
                                              2. Neighbourhood Of Infinity
                                              3. Garden
                                              4. Hotel Bloedel

                                              Side B
                                              1. Smile
                                              2. I Feel Voxish
                                              3. Tempo House
                                              4. Hexen Definitive/Strife Knot

                                              The Fall

                                              Rock Against Racism Christmas Party 1977

                                                The classic second line up of The Fall, classic material too. Mark E. Smith (vocals), Martin Bramah (guitar), Tony Friel (bass), Una Baines (keyboards), Karl Burns (drums). Tony Friel’ s last gig before he went off to join Dick Witts in The Passage. The Fall set was recorded on cassette by Chris Hewitt , a copy was given to Bernie Wilcox RAR gig organiser who passed it on to Mark. Mark thought it was such an important gig recording despite not being brilliant quality that he asked Chis could The Fall release it – so it first appeared on CD in 1999. In 2013 Mark E Smith told Chris Hewitt it was now due a release on vinyl and would he sort it out on Ozit. It has taken a bit of time since Mark’s suggestion but here it is.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side One

                                                1 Psycho Mafia
                                                2 Last Orders
                                                3 Repetition
                                                4 Dresden Dolls
                                                5 Hey Fascist
                                                6 Frightened
                                                7 Industrial Estate.

                                                Side Two

                                                1 Stepping Out
                                                2 Bingo Masters Breakout
                                                3 Oh Brother
                                                4 Cop It
                                                5 Futures And Pasts
                                                6 Louie Louie 

                                                The Fall

                                                Singles 1978-2016: 3CD Boxset

                                                  The Fall is an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. The band is noted for its prolific output: as of autumn 2017 they have released over 32 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. This collection features all the A-sides recorded across a multitude of labels: Step Forward, Rough Trade, Kamera, Beggars Banquet, Cog Sinister, Permanent, Artful, Action… oh, and Cherry Red! We got the lot!

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Disc: 1
                                                  1. Bingo-Master
                                                  2. It's The New Thing
                                                  3. Rowche Rumble
                                                  4. Fiery Jack
                                                  5. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                                  6. Totally Wired
                                                  7. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                  8. Look, Know
                                                  9. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                                  10. Kicker Conspiracy
                                                  11. Marquis Cha-Chaâ
                                                  12. Oh! Brother
                                                  13. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                  14. Draygo's Guilt
                                                  15. Couldn't Get Ahead
                                                  16. Cruiser's Creek

                                                  Disc: 2
                                                  1. Living Too Late
                                                  2. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                  3. Hey! Luciani
                                                  4. There's A Ghost In My House
                                                  5. Hit The North Part 1
                                                  6. Victoria
                                                  7. Jerusalem
                                                  8. Cab It Up
                                                  9. Telephone Thing
                                                  10. Popcorn Double Feature
                                                  11. White Lightning
                                                  12. High Tension Line
                                                  13. Free Range
                                                  14. Ed's Babe
                                                  15. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                                  16. Behind The Counter
                                                  17. 15 Ways
                                                  18. The Chiselers

                                                  Disc: 3
                                                  1. Masquerade
                                                  2. Touch Sensitive
                                                  3. F-'Oldin' Money
                                                  4. Rude (All The Time)
                                                  5. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                                  6. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
                                                  7. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
                                                  8. Distilled Mug Art (Mix 15)
                                                  9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                  10. Reformation! (Uncut)
                                                  11. Slippy Floor (Mark Mix)
                                                  12. Bury! #2+4
                                                  13. Laptop Dog
                                                  14. Victrola Time
                                                  15. Sir William Wray (Single Mix)
                                                  16. The Remainderer
                                                  17. Wise Ol Man

                                                  The Fall

                                                  Slates (Live)

                                                    Popstock was created by the surviving members of the Slates iteration of The Fall to present unusual and alternative versions of the brilliant records they helped create.

                                                    These records promise to be unique in that they are the only new Fall releases going forward where actual members of the group are consulted, involved and remunerated at all. Slate Live Again presents live versions of the six songs that make up the original mini- LP, with the incredible versions chosen in order to present the songs at every stage of their live performance, both pre and post recording.

                                                    Lovingly curated with input from band members at every stage, including sourcing, mastering and design, and with sleeve notes by Fall Uber- fan Stewart Lee, Slates Live is the type of release that Fall fans have been craving for years.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Middle Mass
                                                    2. An Old Lover Etc.
                                                    3. Prole Art Threat
                                                    4. Fit And Working Again
                                                    5. Slags, Slates Etc.
                                                    6. Leave The Capitol

                                                    The Fall

                                                    This Nation's Saving Grace - Remastered Vinyl

                                                      Originally released in 1985, their 8th album is one of The Fall’s most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band play with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today’s anodyne imitations of Rock and ‘guitar music’.

                                                      This LP has also been mastered from HD files.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      LP:
                                                      A1. Mansion
                                                      A2. Bombast
                                                      A3. Barmy
                                                      A4. What You Need
                                                      A5. Spoilt Victorian Child
                                                      A6. L.A.

                                                      B1. Gut Of The Quantifier
                                                      B2. My New House
                                                      B3. Paintwork
                                                      B4. I Am Damo Suzuki
                                                      B5. To Nkroachment: Yarbles

                                                      The Fall

                                                      White Lightning

                                                        Presented on white vinyl with sleeve notes 'White Lightning' encompasses the period between 1978 and 2001; just short of two-thirds of the group's four-decade existence The Fall is known for their distinctive and unconventional sound, marked by Mark E. Smith's often inscrutable lyrics, abrasive vocals, and a constantly evolving lineup of musicians.

                                                        Throughout their career, The Fall released numerous albums and singles. Their music was characterized by a mix of punk rock, experimental rock, and a unique sense of irony and humour.

                                                        The Fall had a devoted following and influenced many bands and artists within the post- punk and alternative music scenes. Mark E. Smith was a prolific songwriter and a distinctive voice in the world of music. He passed away in 2018, but the legacy of The Fall continues to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike. 


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Frightened
                                                        2. Before The Moon
                                                        3. Flat Of Angles
                                                        4. Jawbone & The Rifle
                                                        5. Extricate
                                                        6. Your Heart Out
                                                        7. Bill Is Dead
                                                        8. Black Monk Theme 1
                                                        9. Black Monk Theme 2
                                                        10. Gotta See Jane

                                                        The Fallen Leaves

                                                        Rosalina

                                                          The group were founded in Sheen in 2004 by best friends, Rob Symmons, formerly guitarist of original UK punk band, Subway Sect, and Rob Green (who appeared with a later version of Subway Sect) and they remain the core songwriting team and driving force behind The Fallen Leaves sound and vision. The Fallen Leaves operate within a strict set of self-imposed rules, including no jeans, no t-shirts, no cover versions - punk rock for gentlemen. They believe in the DIY Punk ethos - Song, Sound and Performance are all, simple songs for complex people, though they ask you to remember that simple and easy are not the same thing, The Fallen Leaves are a Group, not a band and The Fallen Leaves play 'shows', never gigs!

                                                          Falling Doves

                                                          Electric Dove

                                                            The Falling Doves a force of electric energy. Their music is a fusion of stadium rock with garage rock familiarity, a sound that has helped the guys win over the ears and hearts of fans around the globe.

                                                            Personally mentored by Phil Solemn (the Rembrandt’s), the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), and Pete Best (the Beatles), the Falling Doves have additionally shared the stage with such established acts the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Fastball, and Gilby Clarke; the list grows with each passing year.

                                                            Prior to COVID-19, their "Electric Dove World Tour" was set to sweep through Europe, Asia, and Latin America with nothing short of thunder and lightning. The band was able to tear Australia down before restrictions were set in March.

                                                            The band is now rescheduling those missed dates, with a summer tour, dubbed the “Lightning Strikes Twice Tour,” The band will be visiting as many countries as allowed by the ease of restrictions the remainder of 2021.

                                                            While in the UK, at the height of the pandemic, the band sought refuge at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, working under the direction of engineer / producer Chris Bolster with pre-production done at Motor Museum Studios in Liverpool (Oasis, The 1975, Arctic Monkeys ) for a future album, called ‘Liverpool,’.

                                                            About the Double Vision 2022 World Tour in April 2022, will bring the elements of a stadium live concert production into small halls, with a rich visual texture of music videos and the element of lights and theater you would expect from bands like Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones.

                                                            Don’t let the lightning pass you by as the storm rolls through your town and don’t forget your leather jacket. 

                                                            Falling Floors

                                                            Falling Floors

                                                              Falling Floors is a psych-rock three piece, formed in the pandemic out of a desire for distraction from dark times and an unending stream of shit news (seriously, what the fuck is going on?) There’s no master plan, no grand ambition, no product-market fit, just a shared love of 60s psych, 70s rock, and the fearless, genre-less experimentation of Krautrock and early prog to get us through.

                                                              Riding the trans-Pennine underground (up the hill and out of the crags, down there, you know?), you can hear magical sounds coming out of the Valley. On a cold and wet Calderdale winter, the band recorded their self-titled first album, DIY, live, in two days in Hebden Bridge. Rawness not perfection and feel over finesse were the aims. This album, a trans-Atlantic joint release by Riot Season (UK) and Echodelick (US), lives by slips, fuck-ups, and simple, joyous expression.

                                                              Falling Floors is Rob Herian (ex-feral stoner rockers Early Mammal) on guitar and vocals, Harry Wheeler (no ravers The Family Elan) on bass and keys, and Colin Greenwood (ex-shoegaze folk rockers No Sorrows) on drums. It’s no one’s project, and no one’s in charge. But there’s enough in common to keep it honest.


                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Infinite Switch (8:05)
                                                              A2. Interlude 1 (Making A Scene) (0:58)
                                                              A3. Ridiculous Man (4:41)
                                                              A4. Interlude 2 (Negotiations) (1:16)
                                                              A5. Flawed Theme (4:50)
                                                              A6. Interlude 3 (Going Quietly) (2:00)
                                                              B. Elusive And Unstable Nature Of Truth (18:48)

                                                              Brian Fallon

                                                              Local Honey

                                                                The lead singer of beloved heartland-punk band The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon steps away from that sound and into a stripped-down Americana space on his third solo album, Local Honey. Produced by Grammy-award winning producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit, Death Cab for Cutie), the album showcases Fallon's songwriting in small vignettes, from a loving devotional for his daughter to a vengeful murder ballad.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. When You're Ready
                                                                2. 21 Days
                                                                3. Vincent
                                                                4. I Don't Mind (If I'm With You)
                                                                5. Lonely For You Only
                                                                6. Horses
                                                                7. Hard Feelings
                                                                8. You Have Stolen My Heart

                                                                Brian Fallon

                                                                Night Divine

                                                                  Night Divine is a series of hymns covered by Brian Fallon. This is a project he's been wanting to create for a long time, inspired by his time singing in the church choir as a child: “These are some of the very first sounds I remember hearing as a child. My mother used to sing these hymns everywhere she went. I felt it was time for me to join in.” He finally got the opportunity to make the intimate record during lockdown, with background vocals by his mother. The lead singer of beloved heartland-punk band The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon stepped away from that sound and into a more soulful singer/songwriter territory on his third solo album, Local Honey. Produced by Grammy-award winning producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit, Death Cab for Cutie), the album debuted at #1 Americana/Folk Album Sales, #2 Current Rock Albums, #3 Americana/Folk Albums, and #9 LP Vinyl Sales. It was largely praised as one of his best works, with Rolling Stone saying “Local Honey is as warm and comforting as its title, full of hooks and narratives that draw you in” (Best Country & Americana Albums of 2020) and Kerrang saying “No matter what side of the genre he sets his mind to, Brian always delivers the goods” (Best Albums of 2020).

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. The Virgin Mary Had One Son
                                                                  2. Amazing Grace
                                                                  3. O Holy Night
                                                                  4. Nearer, My God, To Thee
                                                                  5. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
                                                                  6. The First Noel
                                                                  7. Sweet Hour Of Prayer
                                                                  8. Angels We Have Heard On High
                                                                  9. Silent Night
                                                                  10. The Blessing

                                                                  Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel

                                                                  Fear Me Now

                                                                    2021 saw the release of 'The Globefower Masters Vol.1' An album released on Mr Bongo and born from the fruitful collaboration between Glenn Fallows (The Impellers / Andres y Xavi) and Mark Treffel (Blue States / The Soul Steppers).Taking inspiration from classic 60s and 70s soundtrack and cinematic composers such as Axelrod, Morricone, Gainsbourg, Jean- Claude Vannier and Piero Umiliani, the album was very well received upon its release and struck a chord with the scene's connoisseurs.

                                                                    The next logical step was to make their music available on 45 too. The release features an album track 'Fear Me Now' on the A-side and is paired on the B-side with two new tracks that channel the sound of library music giants such as Hawkshaw and Bennett. Three lush, warm and timeless productions.Inspired by classic 60s and 70s soundtrack composers such as Axelrod and Morricone, and library music giants including Hawkshaw and Bennett.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Fear Me Now
                                                                    All So Simple
                                                                    Slurred And Blurred

                                                                    Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel

                                                                    The Globeflower Masters Vol. 1

                                                                    Created during Summer 2020, this album is the product of a fruitful collaboration between Brighton-based musicians Glenn Fallows (The Impellers/Andres y Xavi) and Mark Treffel (Blue States/The Soul Steppers). These seasoned performing and recording artists have put their abundance of experience and skilful musicianship into effect with aplomb on this album. This is as accomplished a debut release as you will ever hear, and dare we say, a future classic in the making. The Globeflower Masters project was borne from an idea Glenn had to create an album that leant on the influence of soundtrack and library composers - particularly of the late 60s and early 70s. This rich sonic palette had previously been innate in his writing and composition but, for this album, the direct inspiration was placed front and centre. After penning several sketches, Glenn contacted Mark to fulfil the vision he had for a complete sound. Mark had an arsenal of vintage synths, pianos and other fun toys which could supplement the drums, guitars and bass that Glenn had been working on.

                                                                    As the album progressed, the pair worked increasingly collaboratively, with each of them starting and sharing ideas to curate the final eight finished tracks. The results are an album of lush, warm, timeless productions that are drenched in strings and classical instrumentation. Awash with atmospheric excursions, it is a listening experience that moves you through moods whilst transporting you to a world of deeply evocative settings and imagined scenarios. The Globeflower Masters Vol. 1 resonates equally as well on a dark melancholic Winter's day as it does sound-tracking a halcyon Summer day. Though influenced by 60s and 70s productions the record is not a simple pastiche, feeling both simultaneously brand new as well as authentically retro.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Barry says: The Globeflower Masters mix the perfect ratio of slo-mo funk and lounge jazz with wonderful organic percussion and library synth business. It's woozy and hazy, while being both immediate and intoxicatingly atmospheric.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Faith In Time
                                                                    2. Scene In Roma
                                                                    3. Who Knows When
                                                                    4. Hidden In The Pampas
                                                                    5. Fear Me Now
                                                                    6. How It Shimmers
                                                                    7. El Ejido
                                                                    8. Arise

                                                                    Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel

                                                                    The Globefower Masters Vol.2

                                                                      Glenn Fallows and Mark Treffel released their frst album, 'The Globefower Master Volume 1', on Mr Bongo in September 2021.With its lush, warm and timeless productions paying homage to classic 60s and 70s soundtrack composers, it was very well received and struck a chord with the scene's connoisseurs Louder Than War emphatically stated, "It's impossible not to like The Globefower Masters Vol. 1.", with Gigwise echoing that praise "slickly compelling retro vibes". The Globefower Master Vol. 2 is the slightly edgier and more grown-up sequel to Mark and Glenn's 2021 debut album. For this excursion, the Brighton-based duo wanted to lean a little further into their European flm soundtrack infuences, with particular inspiration mined from the works of Stefano Torossi, David Shire, and Roger Webb. This expansion of their sound builds upon the rich tapestry of cinematic funk a la David Axelrod, Serge Gainsbourg and Morricone that fashioned Vol. 1.Here, the arrangements, melodies, and harmonies have been refned; only what is needed is left. Pulled into its vortex for the ride. This record doesn't pull any punches. The recordings are drenched in visual imagery; they stimulate the senses and invite the imagination to roam. Ethereal, hazy memories of lost summers are triggered; the beauty of listening to music when driving along a deserted road in the Italian countryside lined with cypress trees heading towards the sun, and beyond. As the musical journey progresses, we even take a voyage to another planet. Whether these memories are real or constructed recollections of scenes from flm and television, the tracks evoke a feeling of nostalgia and comfort. Like all the best music, 'The Globefower Masters Vol. 2' takes us out of ourselves even if it's only temporarily. To consolidate the shape of the sound, drummers Timmy Rickard and Ollie Boorman (who also featured on Vol. 1) and John Maiden (Tricky collaborator) sprinkled their magic and forged their stamps onto the recordings. Collaborating with other talented musicians contributed to the picture Mark and Glenn wanted to paint. The 'Globefower Master Vol. 2' is a ftting tribute to the music they love and care deeply about and a glorious addition to their musical world.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1.  Vibe Sharp 
                                                                      2.  Echo The Oread 
                                                                      3.  Remember Empathy 
                                                                      4.  Calico Suite 
                                                                      5.  Ely To Chi 
                                                                      6.  Orquesta Es Vedr 
                                                                      7.  A Voyage North
                                                                      8.  Moogs Over Jupiter 
                                                                      9.  Convention IV 
                                                                      10.  Darkness Beneath 
                                                                      11.  Walked For Days



                                                                      The Fall

                                                                      1982 - 6 CD Box Set

                                                                        1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                                                                        This six-disc boxset brings together those two classic albums alongside a host of John Peel sessions, Kamera singles, live performances and the group’s live album “In A Hole”, recorded during their tour of New Zealand and originally released on Flying Nun Records.

                                                                        Also included in the box is a replica poster from the August 1982 show at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and a replica press-release for “Hex Enduction Hour”.

                                                                        Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                        “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        DISC ONE: CD

                                                                        1. THE CLASSICAL
                                                                        2. JAWBONE AND THE AIR-RIFLE
                                                                        3. HIP PRIEST
                                                                        4. FORTRESS / DEER PARK
                                                                        5. MERE PSEUD MAG. ED.
                                                                        6. WINTER (HOSTEL-MAXI)
                                                                        7. WINTER 2
                                                                        8. JUST STEP S’WAYS
                                                                        9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                                                                        10. ICELAND
                                                                        11. AND THIS DAY

                                                                        DISC TWO: CD

                                                                        ROOM TO LIVE

                                                                        1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                                        2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                                        3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                                        4. ROOM TO LIVE
                                                                        5. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                                                                        6. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                                        7. PAPAL VISIT
                                                                        BONUS TRACKS
                                                                        11. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                                                                        12. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                                                                        13. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)
                                                                        14. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                                                                        15. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                                                                        16. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                                                                        DISC THREE: CD

                                                                        SESSIONS – SINGLES –
                                                                        SOUNDCHECKS

                                                                        1. DEER PARK (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                        2. LOOK KNOW (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                        3. WINTER (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                        4. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS? (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                                                                        5. LOOK KNOW (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                                                                        6. I’M INTO C.B. (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                                                                        7. SESSION MUSICIAN (BIERKELLER, LEEDS 05/11/1981)
                                                                        8. JAZZED UP PUNK SHIT (666 CLUB, MANCHESTER 15/05/1982)
                                                                        9. I’M INTO C.B. (STARS ON 45 VERSION) (FAGINS, MANCHESTER 30/09/1981)
                                                                        10. AND THIS DAY (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                                                                        11. DEER PARK (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                                                                        12. AND THIS DAY (REVISITED) (ASTORIA 2, LONDON 26/02/1987)

                                                                        DISC FOUR: CD

                                                                        IN A HOLE

                                                                        1. IMPRESSION OF J. TEMPERANCE
                                                                        2. THE MAN WHOSE HEAD EXPANDED
                                                                        3. ROOM TO LIVE
                                                                        4. HIP PRIEST
                                                                        5. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                                                                        6. PROLE ART THREAT
                                                                        7. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                                        8. THE CLASSICAL
                                                                        9. MERE PSEUD MAG ED
                                                                        10. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                                        11. BACKDROP

                                                                        DISC FIVE: CD

                                                                        IN A HOLE +

                                                                        1. FANTASTIC LIFE
                                                                        2. ENGLISH SCHEME
                                                                        3. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                                        4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
                                                                        5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                                        6. THE CONTAINER DRIVERS
                                                                        7. C’N’C-BLACK NIGHT
                                                                        8. LOOK, KNOW
                                                                        9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                                                                        10. GRAMME FRIDAY
                                                                        11. SLAGS, SLATES ETC

                                                                        DISC SIX: CD

                                                                        PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
                                                                        02/08/1982

                                                                        1. I FEEL VOXISH
                                                                        2. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                                        3. I’M INTO C.B.
                                                                        4. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                                                                        5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                                        6. TEMPO HOUSE
                                                                        7. THE CLASSICAL
                                                                        8. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                                        9. ROOM TO LIVE
                                                                        10. HEXEN STRIFE
                                                                        11. KNOT DEER PARK
                                                                        12. TOTALLY WIRED
                                                                        13. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                                        14. HIP PRIEST

                                                                        The Fall

                                                                        45 84 89 A-Sides

                                                                          Originally released in 1990, the seventeen songs collected here come from The Fall’s Brix Smith era, aka “the golden era of Fall releases.” This is a perfect introduction to the band, and as legendary critic Robert Christgau said, it’s “The only Fall record any normal person need own”.

                                                                          The band’s legendary and notorious frontman Mark E. Smith passed away earlier this year at the age of 60. The band’s output since they formed at the height of the punk rock movement in Manchester in 1976 was prolific to say the least. It’s hard to be exact, but in their four decades, The Fall released 31 studio albums, 5 part-studio/part live albums, 32 live albums, 40 compilations, and Mark E. Smith also released two spoken word albums. Another high number is that of former members of The Fall. There were over 60 different band members over the years. Their high volume of quality work over the last 40+ years had an enormous influence which was extolled greatly after his death.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Oh! Brother
                                                                          2. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                                          3. No Bulbs 3
                                                                          4. Rollin’ Dany
                                                                          5. Couldn’t Get Ahead
                                                                          6. Cruisers Creek
                                                                          7. L.A.
                                                                          8. Living Too Late
                                                                          9. Hit The North Part 1
                                                                          10. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                          11. Hey! Luciani
                                                                          12. There’s A Ghost In My House
                                                                          13. Victoria
                                                                          14. Big New Prinz
                                                                          15. Wrong Place, Right Time No. 2
                                                                          16. Jerusalem
                                                                          17. Dead Beat Descendant

                                                                          The Fall

                                                                          5 Albums - Box Set

                                                                            Drawing from the latter years of the Beggars Banquet recordings (1987-1989), this set features often overlooked albums and a compilation of singles and alternative takes.

                                                                            Out of all the late 70s punk and post punk bands, none were longer lived or more prolific than The Fall. Throughout their career, the band underwent myriad lineup changes, but at the centre of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith. With his snarling, nearly incomprehensible vocals and consuming bitter cynicism, Smith became a cult legend in indie and alternative rock.

                                                                            Over the course of their career, The Fall went through a number of shifts in musical style, yet the foundation of their sound was a near-cacophonous jagged jumble of guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards. During the late 70s and early 80s, the band were at their most abrasive and atonal.

                                                                            In 1984, Smith’s American wife Brix joined the band as a guitarist, bringing a stronger sense of pop melody to the group. By the mid 80s, the band’s British following was large enough to result in two UK Top 40 hits, but in essence, the group have always been a cult band; their music was always too abrasive and dense for the mainstream.

                                                                            ‘The Frenz Experiment’ reverts to the original vinyl version with bonus 7” tracks at the end.

                                                                            After the dark morass of ‘Bend Sinister’, the sound of 1988’s ‘Frenz Experiment’ comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low, and Wolstencroft’s drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. Their cover of The Kinks’ ‘Victoria’ marked The Fall’s first entry into the British charts, but also fitted in with Smith’s continuing explorations of Britain’s history and how it translates into issues of class identity.

                                                                            ‘I Am Kurious Oranj’ keeps the vinyl track sequence and adds bonus tracks and alternative mixes at the end.

                                                                            The last thing most Fall fans expected the group to do in 1988 was provide music for a ballet, but in fact this is what they did. Of course, it helped that the Michael Clark company of dancers were some of the most avant-garde at the time in Britain, inspired originally by The Fall’s ‘Hey! Luciani’ single.

                                                                            ‘Hit The North (Parts 1 - 6)’ includes all 6 released versions (four have never been on CD and one not even on vinyl) as well as an unreleased instrumental track (just in case you wanted more).

                                                                            ‘Singles 1987 - 1989’ is a new compilation of singles tracks and alternate / unreleased versions.

                                                                            ‘Seminal Live’ is a hybrid album, featuring 5 new studio songs followed by live recordings from 1988. This is sequenced as the original CD.

                                                                            The Fall

                                                                            Are You Missing Winner - Reissue

                                                                              Are You Are Missing Winner is the twenty-second album by British post-punk band the Fall, released in November 2001. Since the band’s last record Mark E Smith had replaced the entire line up. The album was recorded very quickly and very much on the cheap and band member Ben Pritchard described it as a very miserable experience. The influence of Rockabilly is very much seen throughout the album and saw them covering Lead Belly's ‘The Bourgeois Blues’.

                                                                               As with the other Fall reissues these have notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and have been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce.

                                                                              This is the latest release in Cherry Red’s series of deluxe Fall reissues – “Fall Sound Archive”

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                                                                              SIDE ONE
                                                                              1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                                                                              2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                              3. CROP DUST
                                                                              4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                                                                              5. KICK THE CAN
                                                                              6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                                                                              SIDE TWO
                                                                              1. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                                                                              2. THE ACUTE
                                                                              3. HOLLOW MIND
                                                                              4. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                                                                              SIDE THREE
                                                                              1. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                                                                              2. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                                                                              3. NEW FORMATION SERMON
                                                                              SIDE FOUR
                                                                              1. DISTILLED MUG ART
                                                                              2. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN
                                                                              COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                                                                              3. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT
                                                                              BONUS TRACK (2006)
                                                                              4. ARE YOU MISSING WINNER

                                                                              CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                              DISC 1:

                                                                              ORIGINAL ALBUM
                                                                              1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                                                                              2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                              3. CROP DUST
                                                                              4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                                                                              5. KICK THE CAN
                                                                              6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                                                                              7. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                                                                              8. THE ACUTE
                                                                              9. HOLLOW MIND
                                                                              10. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                                                                              BONUS TRACKS
                                                                              11. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                                                                              12.I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                                                                              13.NEW FORMATION SERMON
                                                                              14.DISTILLED MUG ART
                                                                              15. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                                                                              16. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT

                                                                              DISC 2:
                                                                              LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY
                                                                              LA, 14th NOVEMBER 2001
                                                                              1. THE JOKE
                                                                              2. CYBER INSEKT
                                                                              3. AND THEREIN
                                                                              4. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                              5. CROPDUST
                                                                              6. KICK THE CAN - F'OLDIN MONEY - KICK THE CAN PT 2
                                                                              7. MR PHARMACIST
                                                                              8. JIM'S THE FALL
                                                                              9. ANTIDOTES
                                                                              10. WAY ROUND / DR BUCKS LETTER

                                                                              DISC 3:
                                                                              LIVE AT THE GARAGE
                                                                              LONDON, 20th APRIL 2002
                                                                              1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                                                                              2. CYBER INSEKT
                                                                              3. AND THEREIN
                                                                              4. ANTIDOTES
                                                                              5. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                                                                              6. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                              7. MR PHARMACIST
                                                                              8. ENIGRAMMATIC DREAM / KETAMINE SUN
                                                                              9. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                                                                              10. WAY ROUND

                                                                              DISC 4:
                                                                              LIVE AT THE ATP FESTIVAL
                                                                              28th APRIL 2002
                                                                              1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                                                                              2. 2 LIBRANS
                                                                              3. THE JOKE
                                                                              4. AND THEREIN
                                                                              5. CYBER INSEKT
                                                                              6. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                                                                              7. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                                                                              8. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                              9. MR PHARMACIST
                                                                              10. SHAKE OFF - ENIGRAMATIC DREAM - KETAMINE SUN
                                                                              11. WAY ROUND 

                                                                              The Fall

                                                                              Bend Sinister

                                                                                "Again working with John Leckie on production, the Fall's third Beggars album, Bend Sinister, was a distinctly down affair -- not that the Fall were ever a shiny happy band, of course, but both music and lyrics seemed like a darker corner to dwell in. Happily there was no worry that the Fall would ever go goth; one suspects Mark E. Smith would rather have his tongue removed. Still, opening track "R.O.D." makes for a distinctly lower-key start in comparison to recent leadoffs like "Lay of the Land" and "Bombast," almost sounding a bit like fellow Mancunian legends Joy Division, Smith's lyric his own depressing vision of a beast slouching toward Bethlehem. Leckie's production emphasizes space in the recording, while the band as a whole sounds generally more deliberate and understated, even Craig Scanlon's guitar not leaping quite as much to trebly life as is normally the case. Songs like "Gross Chapel - British Grenadiers" favor Steve Hanley's bass work as much as anything, while the almost industrial/hip-hop beat of "US 80's-90's" sets the tone for a glowering vision of the States from, as Smith puts it, "the big-shot original rapper." Elsewhere, there's Smith's vision of the eternal outsider comes to life once again -- "Shoulder Pads 1," a hardly disguised sneer against being surrounded by people who "can't tell Lou Reed from Doug Yule," for all that there's a slightly quirky arrangement thanks to Simon Rogers' keyboards. Still, there are certainly moments of sheer fun -- in keeping with the band's regular ear for good cover versions, this time around psych-era obscurities the Other Half get the nod with a brisk rip through the obvious drug references of "Mr. Pharmacist." Brix again shares vocal leads with Smith at various points, notably "Dktr. Faustus," a distinctly reworked version of that particular legend that turns into a frantic, audibly unhappy dance groove." - AllMusic.

                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                Code: Selfish - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                  Formed in 1976, by 1990, The Fall had been through 18 line ups, releasing 14 albums and 24 singles - The only constant was leader, vocalist Mark Edward Smith – welded to the work ethic, creating music that stunned in its obscure brilliance; railing against mediocrity, failing against the status quo It was all change when The Fall signed to Fontana. Guitarist Martin Bramah, who had founded the group with Smith, returned, replacing Smith's ex-wife Brix, who had been in the group since 1983. There were few cries of sell-out, however, when The Fall signed to a major; it was just part of an evolutionary process. The three Fontana albums, Extricate, Shift- Work and Code: Selfsh were stunningly consistent.

                                                                                  1992's Code: Selfsh marked the arrival of Dave Bush to the group on keyboards, bringing a harder, techno- edge to the work. Less focussed than its predecessors, the album reveals its considerable charms gradually – the initially impenetrable seven- minute splurge of opener of The Birmingham School of Business School gives way to the Top 40 commercialism of Free Range. The glam stomp of Immortality and Two- Face! are counteracted with the wistful introspection of Time Enough At Last and Gentleman's Agreement.

                                                                                  This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1992 Fontana Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. The Birmingham School Of Business School
                                                                                  2. Free Range
                                                                                  3. Return
                                                                                  4. Time Enough At Last
                                                                                  5. Everything Hurtz
                                                                                  6. Immortality
                                                                                  7. Two-Face!
                                                                                  8. Just Waiting
                                                                                  9. So-Called Dangerous
                                                                                  10. Gentlemen's Agreement
                                                                                  11. Married, 2 Kids
                                                                                  12. Crew Filth

                                                                                  The Fall

                                                                                  Dragnet - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                    The Fall’s second studio album, re-issued here for The Fall Sound Archive on black 12" vinyl.

                                                                                    Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                                    “They are always different; they are always the same…” John Peel.

                                                                                    ‘Dragnet’ is the second studio album – released 26th October 1979, originally released through record label Step-Forward, it predicated two major factors in the group’s career – high productivity and high group turnover.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    SIDE ONE
                                                                                    1. PSYKICK DANCEHALL
                                                                                    2. A FIGURE WALKS
                                                                                    3. PRINTHEAD
                                                                                    4. DICE MAN
                                                                                    5. BEFORE THE MOON FALLS
                                                                                    6. YOUR HEART OUT
                                                                                    SIDE TWO
                                                                                    1. MUZOREWI’S DAUGHTER
                                                                                    2. FLAT OF ANGLES
                                                                                    3. CHOC-STOCK
                                                                                    4. SPECTRE VS. RECTOR
                                                                                    5. PUT AWAY

                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                    Extricate - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                      It was all change when The Fall signed to Fontana. Guitarist Martin Bramah, who had founded the group with Smith, returned, replacing Smith's ex-wife Brix, who had been in the group since 1983. There were few cries of sell-out, however, when The Fall signed to a major; it was just part of an evolutionary process. The three Fontana albums, Extricate, Shift- Work and Code: Selfsh were stunningly consistent.

                                                                                      Released in February 1990, Extricate was a big bold statement, coopting some Madchester beats into The Fall's mix, with the band and Smith on excellent form. From the catchy indie of Hilary and The Littlest Rebel, the oblique attack on past lovers in Sing! Harpy, and the touching rumination on death and new love, Bill Is Dead, Extricate is one of the group's most coherent albums. Smith also worked with dance producers Coldcut updating the Lisa Stansfeld sung track My Telephone as Telephone Thing.

                                                                                      This re- issue faithfully replicates the original 1990 Fontana Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Sing! Harpy
                                                                                      2. I'm Frank
                                                                                      3. Bill Is Dead
                                                                                      4. Black Monk Theme Part I
                                                                                      5. Popcorn Double Feature
                                                                                      6. Telephone Thing
                                                                                      7. Hilary
                                                                                      8. Chicago, Now!
                                                                                      9. The Littlest Rebel
                                                                                      10. And Therein...

                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                      Hip Priests And Kamerads

                                                                                        "So named due to this being a collection of stuff released on the Kamera label, for a long time Hip Priests was the only way to listen to material from the mighty Hex Enduction Hour album, as well as Room to Live and related singles like "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul" and "Look, Know." For that reason alone it was a useful collection, though it was also flawed in that nearly everything was mastered for CD from vinyl, a harbinger of what would eventually happen in the late '90s with any number of early Fall reissues. It's especially noticeable on "Hip Priest" itself. Whether or not one wants to debate the aesthetics of such an approach, it's still more than a little frustrating. Thankfully, the song selection is nearly impeccable -- omissions are unavoidable, but there's no overlap with Palace of Swords Reversed, and the highlights are legion: "Hip Priest," "The Classical," "Mere Psued Mag. Ed.," "I'm Into C.B.!," and the absolutely wonderful B-side "Fantastic Life." The CD and cassette versions both include a useful bonus of interest to hardcore fans -- four live cuts of varying fidelity of other material from that time. "Who Makes the Nazis?" is OK enough, but the take on "Just Step Sideways" gets delivered with rough, fiery authority. At the end of the collection, meanwhile, there's an extremely muddy take on "Jawbone and the Air-Rifle" that will likely cause immediate departures on the part of neighbors and friends. A full quarter-hour ramble and stumble through "And This Day" concludes the release as a whole; it's a great performance that at nearly every point sounds like it'll collapse into formless chaos. Mark E. Smith is his typically contrarian self, while the lineup has its usual off-center way with the proceedings." - AllMusic.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                                        The Classical
                                                                                        Fortress
                                                                                        Look, Know
                                                                                        Hip Priest
                                                                                        Who Makes The Nazis?
                                                                                        Just Step Sideways
                                                                                        Room To Live
                                                                                        Mere Pseud Mag. Ed.
                                                                                        Hard Life In Country
                                                                                        I'm Into CB!
                                                                                        Fantastic Life
                                                                                        Jawbone And The Air-Rifle
                                                                                        And This Day

                                                                                        The Fall

                                                                                        I Am Kurious Oranj

                                                                                          The music featured on this album was originally written for a contemporary ballet by Michael Clark's dance company.


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1 New Big Prinz
                                                                                          2 Overture From "I Am Curious Orange"
                                                                                          3 Dog Is Life/Jerusalem
                                                                                          4 Kurious Oranj
                                                                                          5 Wrong Place, Right Time
                                                                                          6 Guide Me Soft
                                                                                          7 C.D. Win Fall 2088 Ad
                                                                                          8 Yes O Yes
                                                                                          9 Van Plague?
                                                                                          10 Bad News Girl
                                                                                          11 Cab It Up!
                                                                                          12 Last Nacht 
                                                                                          13 Big New Prinz

                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                          Light User Syndrome - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                            The Fall were an English post-punk group, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They underwent many line-up changes, with vocalist and founder Mark E. Smith as the only constant member. A journalist once described them as "a kind of Northern English magic realism that mixed industrial grime with the unearthly and uncanny," voiced through a "one-note delivery somewhere between amphetamine-spiked rant and alcohol-addled yarn." It was the favourite band from the legendary BBC disc jockey John Peel. The Light User Syndrome is The Fall's 18th album. The crisp live edge to the recording is very well done, and its one of their most abbrasive and hardhitting album of the 90's. It features the popular tracks "Spinetrap", "Oleano", "Hostile", and "He Pep!". In addition, they recorded a cover version of Johnny Paycheck's "Stay Away (Old White Train)".

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                            1. D.I.Y. Meat
                                                                                            2. Das Vulture Ans Ein Nutter-Wain
                                                                                            3. He Pep!
                                                                                            4. Hostile
                                                                                            5. Stay Away (Old White Train)

                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                            1. Spinetrak
                                                                                            2. Interlude/Chilinism
                                                                                            3. Powder Keg

                                                                                            Side C
                                                                                            1. Oleano
                                                                                            2. Cheetham Hill
                                                                                            3. The Coliseum

                                                                                            Side D
                                                                                            1. Last Chance To Turn Around
                                                                                            2. The Ballard Of J. Drummer
                                                                                            3. Oxymoron
                                                                                            4. Secession Man

                                                                                            The Fall

                                                                                            Live - Uurop VIII-XII Places In Sun & Winter, Son

                                                                                            The definitive English post-punk band? Probably! Formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, but is often characterized by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                                            This live album has been collated from various gigs over the last three years.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1: Wings (With Bells)
                                                                                            2: Auto 2014 Chip Replace
                                                                                            3: Amorator
                                                                                            4: Jetplane
                                                                                            5: Irish
                                                                                            6: Cowboy George
                                                                                            7: Chino
                                                                                            8: Sir William Wray
                                                                                            9: Fifty Year Old Man
                                                                                            10: Wolf Kidult Man
                                                                                            11: Reformation
                                                                                            12: What About Us

                                                                                            The Fall

                                                                                            Live At St. Helens Technical College '81 - 2024 Repress

                                                                                              "I’ve had the pleasure of being a Fall fan since I was a teen.

                                                                                              I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords.

                                                                                              They turned me on to many of my heroes, but once I heard my first slanted and barky Fall song, I was part of the army for life.

                                                                                              The word prolific gets tossed around a lot.

                                                                                              It almost seems like a slag-off in the press, as if they wish the artist would produce less so they wouldn’t have to do their self imposed job of judging releases for the rabble.

                                                                                              The Fall is subjected to this lazy word often.

                                                                                              Yet I can honestly say that I am SO thankful for any nugget of Fall that lands at my feet and in my brain.

                                                                                              Live Fall performances are always a pleasure because they seem to take what already made the Fall great and push it even a bit more into the rough and bloody uncharted wasteland that is drug scorched proto-punk and heady political poetry.

                                                                                              So, it is with great pleasure that we introduce this Fall bootleg soundboard recording to you.

                                                                                              Recorded during one of the many strong points in the bands vast and mighty history.

                                                                                              They really burn bright here and bring every ounce of what you expect from this formidable force.

                                                                                              We have reached out to every surviving member of the band, the sound person, the bootlegger who recorded it and the photographer and received their blessings & help piecing it all together.

                                                                                              Castle Face will be donating 50% of our profits to Centrepoint which helps the homeless in the Manchester area get back on their feet, so the local and deserving Fall fans get a little, and give a little back, too.

                                                                                              Nothing but the hits here folks and as raw as you dig it.

                                                                                              This one really is exceptional in terms of live sound for The Fall.

                                                                                              All the stars were aligned over St. Helens that eve.

                                                                                              And it wouldn’t be complete with a bit of Fall fan saltiness so, fuck you too, Jason.” - John Dwyer

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Barry says: Well look at this. It's a Fall live recording, which is obviously superb but it's also presented by Castle Face records, who have a superb reputation for bringing lovely vinyl packages that sound great. If you like The Fall, then this really is a no-brainer.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Blob ’59
                                                                                              Prole Art Threat
                                                                                              Jawbone And The Air Rifle
                                                                                              Middle Mass
                                                                                              Rowche Rumble
                                                                                              An Older Lover
                                                                                              City Hobgoblins
                                                                                              Leave The Capitol
                                                                                              The NWRA
                                                                                              Gramme Friday
                                                                                              Fit And Working Again
                                                                                              Muzorewi’s Daughter
                                                                                              Slates, Slags, Etc

                                                                                              The Fall

                                                                                              Live At The Witch Trials - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                The Fall’s first studio album, reissued on black vinyl in its 45th Anniversary year. This black vinyl version is 180GSM with an inner bag and features the US artwork and track-listing.

                                                                                                Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                                                “They are always different; they are always the same.” JOHN PEEL

                                                                                                “Live At The Witch Trials” is the debut studio album – released 16th March 1979 – these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album. Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it was recorded in a single day and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant. Mark E. Smith’s lyrics include his unique commentary on the music business (‘Music Scene’), poorly paid jobs (‘Industrial Estate’) and drugs (‘No Xmas For John Quays’, ‘Like To Blow’, ‘Frightened’, ‘Underground Medecin’)

                                                                                                Sounds gave it five stars at the time of release, writing: “an album of staggeringly rich, mature music, inner questioning hand in hand with rock and roll at its fiercest, its finest, its most honest, rock and roll at its naked, most stimulating”

                                                                                                Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Martin Bramah, Marc Riley, Karl Burns and Yvonne Pawlett.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                SIDE ONE
                                                                                                1. FRIGHTENED
                                                                                                2. CRAP RAP 2/LIKE TO BLOW
                                                                                                3. REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX
                                                                                                4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
                                                                                                5. VARIOUS TIMES

                                                                                                SIDE TWO
                                                                                                1. UNDERGROUND MEDECIN
                                                                                                2. TWO STEPS BACK
                                                                                                3. LIVE AT THE WITCH TRIALS
                                                                                                4. FUTURES AND PASTS
                                                                                                5. MUSIC SCENE

                                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                                Live In San Francisco

                                                                                                After what seemed like a very long, drunken, tense-with-anticipation waiting period, the moment is upon me. The band takes the stage, and immediately launches into a big-sounding version of The Joke. Mark bounds onto the stage and starts bellowing into the mic with intensity: "The Joke! Five years in a PC camp, the Joke!" "Ahh," I think, "they're not going to totally suck." This latest incarnation of the Fall includes three hard-working lads named Ben, Spencer, and Jim, who know their shit something fierce. This is an incredibly tight band that is gaining momentum at the expense of every amateurish musician ever to mistakenly step onto the stage. Mr. Smith himself was in fine form, prowling around the stage snarling lyrics into the mic and messing around with his bandmates' amps (but not too much - I have to stress that his behavior was fairly clean on this tour). He seemed to be on something besides straight-up "joie de vivre," but that is hardly an aberration. This man and his friends like to do drugs, and have done since the early days of the band in 1977. Whatever, it's rock and roll. What matters is the music, which was strong. The band was a juggernaut with a mad genius at the helm. Picture a massive battleship with wheels rolling over small towns with a mad banshee snarling and hurning invective down at those foolish enough to stand in the way. Mark E. Smith is an incredibly self-assured performer who exudes more charisma standing still than most lead singers do hopping around and climbing on things. The biggest stormer of the evening was "I Am Damo Suzuki," MES' tribute to one of his favorite bands, Can. One of the first lyrics, "and the drums....come in...and the drums they come in FAST" sent shivers down my spine as the drummer started bashing out the catchier-than-strep beat. In general, the set got faster, louder, and generally "more" towards the end. I think it was during the cover "Mr. Pharmacist" that the energy really started picking up. "Two Librans" off of the Unutterable was also pretty powerful--both because the massive guitar chord hook style of these songs suits the new band pretty well. So now for the $64 million question: are the Fall over? Even worse, were they over a long time ago? The answer, to anyone who is still paying attention, is resoundingly no. This band can fill the GAMH with people going nuts. They are a monument, but unlike other monuments, they continue to create. As Smith once barked, "Ours is not to look back, ours is to continue the crap!" Indeed.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                The Joke 
                                                                                                Cyber Insekt 
                                                                                                Two Librans 
                                                                                                And Therein 
                                                                                                Touch Sensitive 
                                                                                                Crop-Dust 
                                                                                                Bourgeois Town 
                                                                                                Kick The Can > F-oldin' Money 
                                                                                                Mr. Pharmacist 
                                                                                                Sons Of Temperance
                                                                                                My Ex-Classmates' Kids 
                                                                                                Enigrammatic Dream 
                                                                                                I Wake Up In The City
                                                                                                Reprise:
                                                                                                Jane - Prof Mick - Ey Bastardo 
                                                                                                Way Round 
                                                                                                I Am Damo Suzuki

                                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                                Mark E Smith’s Personal Holiday Tony Tapes

                                                                                                  A mixture of Live and Studio out-takes that have never been out on vinyl before. Gatefold Sleeve, 180 gm Orange Vinyl. About five or six years ago Mark E Smith and I were going through some old audio recordings of The Fall both studio live and he invented a character called Holiday Tony who he said should be the person who should come round and listen to the tapes with us. He made a phone call to me telling me Holiday Tony lived in Prestwich and went to Blackpool on his holidays once a year with an old brown suitcase with recordings of The Fall inside. I even got a letter off Mark telling me when it was ok for Holiday Tony to go round and see him. Another idea of Mark’s about three years ago was to do a vinyl as a Non Record Store Day release in the weeks before Record Store Day and that every track should just be called The Holiday Tony Tapes. So here is the album. 

                                                                                                  The Fall

                                                                                                  New Facts Emerge

                                                                                                    • July 2017 sees the new album by the Fall – their first since Sub Lingual Tablet in 2015 – containing 11 new tracks recorded at various studios in the UK and produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith.

                                                                                                    • The band, now in their 41st year, have proven a major influence to many a band in both the UK and around the world (bands such as Pavement, Hole and even Faith No More).

                                                                                                    • New Facts Emerge is their third studio album for Cherry Red and adds to the list of over 100 live and studio albums released by the band over the years.

                                                                                                    • Formed in 1976 by Mark E Smith, the band has gone through numerous line ups but retain a consistency that many other bands would envy.



                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    DISC 1
                                                                                                    1. SEGUE - THE FALL
                                                                                                    2. FOL DE ROL - THE FALL
                                                                                                    3. BRILLO DE FACTO - THE FALL
                                                                                                    4. VICTORIA TRAIN STATION MASSACRE - THE FALL
                                                                                                    5. NEW FACTS EMERGE - THE FALL
                                                                                                    6. COUPLE VS JOBLESS MID 30'S - THE FALL

                                                                                                    DISC 2
                                                                                                    1. SECOND HOUSE NOW - THE FALL
                                                                                                    2. O! ZZTRRK MAN - THE FALL
                                                                                                    3. GIBBUS GIBSON - THE FALL
                                                                                                    4. GROUNDSBOY AND THE TWO AMENDMENTS - THE FALL
                                                                                                    5. NINE OUT OF TEN - THE FALL

                                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                                    Room To Live - Double Marbled Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                      1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                                                                                                      This double LP includes the classic album (“Room To Live”) plus live recordings in Manchester, London, New Zealand, Netherlands and Canada.

                                                                                                      This release is a double vinyl on coloured marble effect vinyl.

                                                                                                      Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                                                      “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      SIDE ONE
                                                                                                      1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                                                                                                      2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                                                                                                      3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                                                                                                      4. ROOM TO LIVE

                                                                                                      SIDE TWO
                                                                                                      1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                                                                                                      2. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                                                                                                      3. PAPAL VISIT

                                                                                                      SIDE THREE
                                                                                                      1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                                                                                                      2. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                                                                                                      3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)

                                                                                                      SIDE FOUR
                                                                                                      1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                                                                                                      2. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                                                                                                      3. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                                      Schtick - Yarbles Revisited

                                                                                                        Available for the first time on vinyl, this collection compiles the singles released around This Nation’s Saving Grace and includes 5 tracks from the bands’ 1985 BBC Peel sessions. Also included is the track “Ma Riley” which made its debut on the CD box set in 2011.

                                                                                                        The Fall

                                                                                                        Seminal Live

                                                                                                          The Fall's contractual obligation album. With Brix leaving (or left, depending on your history) the group, this is a hastily assembled selection of what sound like Frenz Experiment outtakes and nine live tracks, their last for Beggars Banquet. These opening five tracks would have made a nice EP supporting the single "Deadbeat Descendant," the first song featured on the album. They're not among their best, but "H.O.W. (History of the World)" has a certain grim stateliness to it, with a grungy bassline by Hanley leading the group. "Pinball Machine" continues in Smith's long line of rockabilly covers.

                                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                                          Shift-Work - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                            It was all change when The Fall signed to Fontana. Guitarist Martin Bramah, who had founded the group with Smith, returned, replacing Smith's ex-wife Brix, who had been in the group since 1983. There were few cries of sell-out, however, when The Fall signed to a major; it was just part of an evolutionary process. The three Fontana  albums, Extricate, Shift- Work and Code: Selfsh were stunningly consistent.With Martin Bramah and keyboard player Marcia Schofeld dismissed from the band, The Fall worked as a four- piece (Craig Scanlon, guitar; Steve Hanley, bass; Simon 'Funky Si' Wolstencroft on drums) for the frst time in the group's career.

                                                                                                            Shift-Work from April 1991 is another commercial Fall high- water mark; it contains Idiot Joy Showland, Smith's rant against bandwagon- jumping Madchester bands ("The shapeless kecks fapping up a storm, look at what they are: a pack of worms."), the one- time album title track, The War Against Intelligence, and the bucolic Edinburgh Man, a love letter to Mark E. Smith's then adopted home city.

                                                                                                            This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1991 Fontana Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.


                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. So What About It?
                                                                                                            2. Idiot Joy Showland
                                                                                                            3. Edinburgh Man
                                                                                                            4. Pittsville Direkt
                                                                                                            5. The Book Of Lies
                                                                                                            6. The War Against Intelligence
                                                                                                            7. Shift- Work
                                                                                                            8. You Haven't Found It Yet
                                                                                                            9. The Mixer
                                                                                                            10. A Lot Of Wind
                                                                                                            11. Rose
                                                                                                            12. Sinister Waltz

                                                                                                            The Fall

                                                                                                            Sub-Lingual Tablet

                                                                                                              The brand new (and 31st!) Album from The Fall; the First in over a year. Recorded in Manchester over The last year with Mark E Smith producing.

                                                                                                              Featuring all the trademarks of a great Fall record, Sub-Lingual Tablet comprises 11 tracks and is being released on CD and limited edition vinyl.

                                                                                                              The current Fall line-up is as follows: Peter Greenway, Keiron Melling, Elena Poulou, Mark E. Smith, Daren Garratt and David Spurr.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Venice With The Girls
                                                                                                              2. Black Roof
                                                                                                              3. Dedication Not Medication
                                                                                                              4. First One Today
                                                                                                              5. Junger Cloth
                                                                                                              6. Stout Man
                                                                                                              7. Auto Chip 14-15
                                                                                                              8. Pledge!
                                                                                                              9. Snazzy
                                                                                                              10. Fibre Book Troll
                                                                                                              11. Quit Iphone

                                                                                                              The Fall

                                                                                                              Take It Down To The Wire (Live 1985)

                                                                                                                Great live recording from a radio broadcast of The Fall live on Sunday 16th of June 1985 Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire. It was a free open-air concert. The set from 2 x 4 through Lay of the Land was broadcast on Steve Barker's "On the Wire," BBC Radio Lancashire. Organized by the station and Ribble Valley Borough Council. Bonus tracks on this CD version are from Sheffield 1981.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Clitheroe 1985 -

                                                                                                                2 X 4
                                                                                                                Couldn’t Get Ahead
                                                                                                                Petty Thief Lout, No Bulbs
                                                                                                                Gut Of The Quantifier,
                                                                                                                Spoilt Victorian Child
                                                                                                                Barmy
                                                                                                                Stephen Song
                                                                                                                Lay Of The Land
                                                                                                                Oh Brother 

                                                                                                                Sheffield 1981 -

                                                                                                                Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                                                                Leave The Capitol
                                                                                                                C'n'C's Mithering / Hassle
                                                                                                                Schmuck
                                                                                                                Slags Slates Etc. 

                                                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                                                The Frenz Experiment

                                                                                                                  "After the dark morass of Bend Sinister, the sound of 1988's Frenz Experiment comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low and Wolstencroft's drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. With most of the songs credited only to Smith himself, this could be seen as a solo album of sorts, or an indication of some rift within the group -- it certainly doesn't translate into the music. For the first time too, his vocals are loud and clear, though certainly not comprehensible; "Bremen Nacht" hints at some sort of run in with a ghost in Germany, "Athlete Cured," with its Spinal Tap-borrowed riff, tells of a "German athletic star" made ill from unusual circumstances -- the narrative turns strange, then funny until wandering off, a classic Smith tactic. Their cover of the Kinks' "Victoria" marked the Fall's first entry into the British charts, but also fit in with Smith's continuing explorations of Britain's history and how it translates into issues of class identity. The CD contains their other two singles from this time -- "Hit the North" and a cover of R. Dean Taylor's "There's a Ghost in My House," which the group makes their own -- plus several B-sides." - AllMusic.


                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1 Frenz
                                                                                                                  2 Carry Bag Man
                                                                                                                  3 Get A Hotel
                                                                                                                  4 Victoria
                                                                                                                  5 Athlete Cured
                                                                                                                  6 In These Times
                                                                                                                  7 The Steak Place 
                                                                                                                  8 Bremen Nacht Alternative
                                                                                                                  9 Guest Informant Excerpt
                                                                                                                  10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                                                                                                                  11 Tuff Life Booogie
                                                                                                                  12 Guest Informant
                                                                                                                  13 Twister
                                                                                                                  14 There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                                                                  15 Hit The North Part 1

                                                                                                                  The Fall

                                                                                                                  The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country On The Click) - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                    Originally recorded at Lisa Stansfield's Gracieland Studios in between December 2002 and January 2003 with producer Grant Showbiz.

                                                                                                                    The subtitle is explained by the fact that the tracks were originally scheduled for release in April 2003 under the title ‘Country on the Click’. Promotional copies were sent out and three of the new songs were previewed in the band's 23rd Peel Session, but Mark. E Smith was unhappy with the mix and decided it needed further work.

                                                                                                                    Alex Linhardt of Pitchfork called it "as valuable an album as anything The Fall ever released in the 1990s" and stated that "Smith's lyrics are at a near career-best of insolence and nonsense.” AllMusic's David Jeffries wrote that the album "gives the faithful another reason to believe". Helen Pidd, reviewing the album for The Guardian, viewed Smith as being "on magnificently mad form”. Uncut called it "Great by Smith’s standards. Practically genius by everybody else’s.” Spin praised it as "an atavistic orgy of recycled riffs and lifelong obsessions". MOJO reviewed it as "as good as anything in this group's monstrous catalogue”. Pop Matters called it "their best record in a decade”.

                                                                                                                    This Set as with the other Fall reissues has been compiled in conjunction with Fall expert Conway Patton and has notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and was mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce with art by Becky Stewart.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                    Side 1:
                                                                                                                    1 Green Eyed Locomotion
                                                                                                                    2 Mountain Energi
                                                                                                                    3 Theme From Sparta FC
                                                                                                                    4 Contraflow
                                                                                                                    5 Last Commands OF Xyralothep Via MES
                                                                                                                    6 Janet, Johnny And James
                                                                                                                    Side 2:
                                                                                                                    1 The Past #2
                                                                                                                    2 Open The Boxoctosis #2
                                                                                                                    3 Loop 41 ‘Houston
                                                                                                                    4 Mike’s Love Xexagon
                                                                                                                    5 Proteinprotection
                                                                                                                    6 Recovery Kit

                                                                                                                    CD Box Set:
                                                                                                                    DISC ONE 
                                                                                                                    The Real New Fall LP Formerly 'Country On The Click'
                                                                                                                    1 Green Eyed Loco-Man
                                                                                                                    2 Mountain Energei
                                                                                                                    3 Theme From Sparta F.C.
                                                                                                                    4 Contraflow
                                                                                                                    5 Last Commands Of Xyralothep Via M.E.S.
                                                                                                                    6 Open The Boxoctosis #2
                                                                                                                    7 Janet, Johnny + James
                                                                                                                    8 The Past #2
                                                                                                                    9 Loop41 `Houston
                                                                                                                    10 Mike's Love Xexagon
                                                                                                                    11 Proteinprotection
                                                                                                                    12 Recovery Kit

                                                                                                                    DISC TWO:
                                                                                                                    Country On The Click (Original Version)
                                                                                                                    1 Sparta
                                                                                                                    2 Protein Protection
                                                                                                                    3 Mountain Energei
                                                                                                                    4 Contraflow
                                                                                                                    5 Green Eyed
                                                                                                                    6 Boxoctosis
                                                                                                                    7 Ho(E)uston
                                                                                                                    8 The Past
                                                                                                                    9 Recovery Kit
                                                                                                                    10 Mike's Love Xexagon
                                                                                                                    11 Susan V Youthclub

                                                                                                                    DISC THREE:
                                                                                                                    Interim
                                                                                                                    1 All Clasp Hands
                                                                                                                    2 Blindness
                                                                                                                    3 What About Us?
                                                                                                                    4 I'm Ronney The Oney
                                                                                                                    5 Green-Eyed Snorkel
                                                                                                                    6 Mod Mock Goth
                                                                                                                    7 Wrong Place
                                                                                                                    8 Sparta FC No:3
                                                                                                                    9 Mere Pseud Mag Ed
                                                                                                                    10 Spoilt Victorian Childe
                                                                                                                    11 Boxoctosis Alarum

                                                                                                                    DISC FOUR:
                                                                                                                    Singles / Sessions
                                                                                                                    1 Susan Vs Youthclub - Single
                                                                                                                    2 Janet Vs Johnny - B-Side
                                                                                                                    3 Susan Vs Youthclub - Remix
                                                                                                                    4 (We Wish You A) Protein Christmas - Single
                                                                                                                    5 (We Are) Mod Mock Goth - Single
                                                                                                                    6 (Birtwistle's) Girl In Shop - Single
                                                                                                                    7 Recovery Kit 2 # - Single
                                                                                                                    8 (We Are) Mod Mock Goth - US Album Edit
                                                                                                                    9 Theme From Sparta F.C. #2 - Single
                                                                                                                    10 My Ex-Classmate’s Kids (Live Cologne 2001) - B-Side
                                                                                                                    11 Portugal (aka Debacle (For The Record)) - B-Side
                                                                                                                    12 Theme From Sparta F.C. - Peel Session
                                                                                                                    13 Contraflow - Peel Session
                                                                                                                    14 Grooving With Mr Bloe / Green-Eyed Loco Man - Peel Session
                                                                                                                    15 Mere Pseud Mag Ed. - Peel Session

                                                                                                                    DISC FIVE:
                                                                                                                    Live At The Knitting Factory - New
                                                                                                                    York - 9 April 2004
                                                                                                                    1 Horror In Clay
                                                                                                                    2 Boxoctosis
                                                                                                                    3 Contraflow
                                                                                                                    4 Middle Mass
                                                                                                                    5 Mere Pseud Mag Ed
                                                                                                                    6 Mountain Energei
                                                                                                                    7 I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                                                                                    8 Telephone Thing
                                                                                                                    9 Theme From Sparta F.C.
                                                                                                                    10 Janet, Johnny And James
                                                                                                                    11 Groovin' With Mr Bloe / Green Eyed Loco Man
                                                                                                                    12 Walk Like A Man
                                                                                                                    13 Mr Pharmacist
                                                                                                                    14 Mike's Love Xexagon / We Are Mod Mock Goth
                                                                                                                    15 I Am Damo Suzuki
                                                                                                                    16 Dr Buck's Letter
                                                                                                                    17 Loop 41

                                                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                                                    The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall

                                                                                                                      This contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route, that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette ver-sion of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Oh! Brother
                                                                                                                      2. God-Box
                                                                                                                      3. C.r.e.e.p.
                                                                                                                      4. Pat - Trip Dispenser
                                                                                                                      6. No Bulbs 3
                                                                                                                      7. Slang King 2
                                                                                                                      8. Draygo's Guilt
                                                                                                                      9. Clear Off
                                                                                                                      10. No Bulbs

                                                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                                                      The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall - Remastered Vinyl

                                                                                                                        Released in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall was the band’s seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few conces¬sions to the larger market - every potential hook seemed spiked with the band’s usual rough take- it-or- leave- it stance - though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist.

                                                                                                                        This LP has been mastered from HD files transferred from the analog tapes.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        David says: This is the pinnacle of The Fall’s ‘golden period’, bookended by ‘Perverted By Language’ and ‘The Frenz Experiment’. When I first arrived in Manchester I saw them six times in six months, on each occasion they were 100% more shambolic than the previous gig, which is impressive even by their standards.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Lay Of The Land
                                                                                                                        2. 2 By 4
                                                                                                                        3. Copped It
                                                                                                                        4. Elves
                                                                                                                        5. Slang King
                                                                                                                        6. Bug Day
                                                                                                                        7. Stephen Song
                                                                                                                        8. Craigness
                                                                                                                        9. Disney's Dream Debased

                                                                                                                        The Fall

                                                                                                                        The Wonderful And Frightening World Of...

                                                                                                                          "The Fall made the leap to a semi-major label -- Beggars Banquet -- with The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, hooking up with noted producer John Leckie to create another smart, varied album. Contemporaneous with the slightly friendlier "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P." singles without actually including them, Wonderful and Frightening World makes few concessions to the larger market -- every potential hook seemed spiked with the band's usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance. Mark E. Smith's audible, tape-distorting spit on the descending chord blast of "Elves" -- already spiked with enough vocal craziness as it is -- gives a sense of where the album as a whole aims. Brix Smith co-writes about half the tracks, creating a strong partnership with many highlights. It may start with a semi-low-key chant, but when "Lay of the Land" fully kicks in, it does just that, Craig Scanlon in particular pouring on the feedback at the end over the clattering din. Smith sounds as coruscating and side-splittingly hilarious as ever, depicting modern Britain with an eye for the absurdities and failures (and crucially, no empathy -- it's all about a gimlet eye projected at everyone and everything). Two further standouts appear on the second half -- "Slang King," a snarling portrayal of a cool-in-his-mind dude and his increasingly pathetic life, and the concluding "Disney's Dream Debased." Though unquestionably the most conventionally attractive tune on the album, ringing guitars and all, Smith's lyrics portray a Disneyland scenario in hell, however softly delivered. Elsewhere, Gavin Friday from the Virgin Prunes takes a bow with his own unmistakable, spindly vocals on the trebly Krautrock chug of "Copped It" and the slightly more brute rhythm of "Stephen Song."

                                                                                                                          [The CD version, in an admirable move by Beggars Banquet, contains seven extra tracks to fill the disc out, including "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P.," along with associated B-sides and the Call for Escape Route EP.] " - AllMusic.

                                                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                                                          Wise Ol' Man EP

                                                                                                                            This 7 track EP features new tracks, remixes and alternate takes of songs from last year’s Sub-Lingual Tablet LP along with a reworking of ‘’No Xmas For John Quays.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1: Wise Ol' Man (Edit)
                                                                                                                            2: All Leave Cancelled
                                                                                                                            3: Dedication (Remix)
                                                                                                                            4: Wise Ol' Man (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                            5: Venice With Girls
                                                                                                                            6: Face Book Troll / No Xmas For John Quay
                                                                                                                            7: All Leave Cancelled (X)

                                                                                                                            The mighty Fall release their first album in over two years and it’s their Domino debut. Recorded at various studios in the north of England over the past year, "Your Future Our Clutter" is The Fall at their most rampant, most forward moving, bone shaking best. With nine tracks that rock like raw fury, we see The Fall heading into their next decade with the same intensity with which they started.


                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Darryl says: Album number 28, and Mark E. Smith and the Fall are back at their very best. Think of "Hex Enduction Hour" mixed with "This Nation's Saving Grace", yep that good!!

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Vinyl And CD
                                                                                                                            O.F.Y.C. Showcase
                                                                                                                            Bury Pts. 1 + 3
                                                                                                                            Mexico Wax Solvent
                                                                                                                            Cowboy George
                                                                                                                            Hot Cake
                                                                                                                            Y.F.O.C. / Slippy Floor
                                                                                                                            Chino
                                                                                                                            Funnel Of Love
                                                                                                                            Weather Report 2

                                                                                                                            Extra Tracks - Vinyl Only
                                                                                                                            Get A Summer Song Goin’
                                                                                                                            Cowboy George

                                                                                                                            Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL releases his debut EP with Ninja Tune and it’s an absolute cracker. Over its four tracks he shows the range and grasp of rhythm, atmosphere and melody which have made him one of the most exciting producers in electronic music right now.

                                                                                                                            Title track “Atlantis” is distinguished by a complex, swinging, relentlessly danceable beat, unfeasibly low bass hits and a melancholic tune which sits somewhere between Four Tet and classic rave. “Can’t Stop The Prophet” shows the DNA of Wagon Christ (an early influence) spliced with the sonics of post-dubstep and the restless energy of an ADHD toddler, ending with a first-love junglist wig-out. “My Light, My Love”, seemingly sampled and built out of the sonic spaces between notes and beats, is perhaps the deepest moment on an incredible EP, while “The Sale Ends” takes us once more back to the skipping feel of a fractured, interplanetary 2-step.

                                                                                                                            FaltyDL is one of the hottest names in electronic music right now and the Atlantis EP shows why. Immersed in the old New York and Chicago sound yet creating a more subtle and ultimately futuristic mash-up of influences, Lustman takes his influences and makes them fresh. The sometime sushi-chef and now New York resident has been turning heads since 2008, when Mike Paradinas signed his US-ified versions of UK garage to Planet Mu and released it on an unsuspecting world. Since then, Lustman has looked to expand and evolve his signature sound over two albums, an EP and three singles for the label. In addition, he has released an Afro-beat-inspired 12”, "Mean Streets Pt 1" with Loefah’s Swamp81 label, a single on Ramp backed with a remix from Jamie XX, plus remixes of his own for the likes of Mount Kimbie, The XX, Scuba, Photek, Anthony Shake Shakir and others.


                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Atlantis
                                                                                                                            2. Can't Stop The Prophet
                                                                                                                            3. My Light, My Love
                                                                                                                            4. The Sale Ends

                                                                                                                            Welcome if you will, to the coming of age of FaltyDL, AKA Drew Lustman. A producer who's already carved out a name as one of the most exciting talents to emerge in electronic music of late, he's released albums on Planet Mu, supported Radiohead (and topped Thom Yorke's office playlist,) as well as remixed the XX, Scuba and Mount Kimbie - to name but a few. He also has his own label, Blueberry Records, in collaboration with which Ninja Tune presents "Hardcourage".

                                                                                                                            "Hardcourage" is the NYC-based Lustman's masterpiece: an electronic opus inspired by love and crafted with renewed intent and dedication. Lustman often makes mention of attempting to channel the music in his head, to allow it to pour forth direct from his subconscious. In "Hardcourage" it seems he's succeeded. The music here feels incredibly natural, the songs taking the most perfect of shapes, their emotive rise and swell both subtle and immensely powerful.

                                                                                                                            Halfway through making the album, Lustman fell in love - the object of his affections rapidly becoming his muse. He's been very lucky in more ways than one: "Hardcourage" is full of uplift, energy and purpose - it genuinely feels like all the best parts of falling in love.

                                                                                                                            The album's opener "Stay, I'm Changed" is much more than just a track that happens to come first; it genuinely opens the album, setting the tone and enticing the listener in to the self-contained world within. From its initially tentative, horn-like synths, it gradually grows in urgency, drama and emotional depth.

                                                                                                                            Second single "She Sleeps" is the only vocal track on the album, featuring a brilliant, haunting turn from the Friendly Fires' Ed Macfarlane. The pair bonded over a shared love for garage music, (ironically, garage being the sound Falty has moved away from on the album.) The collaboration feels instinctive and inspired, two minds meeting to make a song with a purity and vulnerability not often found in electronic music.

                                                                                                                            "Finally Some Shit / The Rain Stopped" feels like the blues lifting. Its pattering drums bring to mind rain against a windowpane, the driving bassline is like renewed resolve captured in music. "Hardcourage" is about 'when things are in Limbo and having the courage to carry on,' says Lustman, and nowhere is that more in evidence than here.

                                                                                                                            The album’s first single "Straight & Arrow" summarises the musical direction Lustman has taken with "Hardcourage". His move away from a US take on garage has resulted in a masterful brand of atmospheric, soul-drenched house and electronica. As you'd expect, Falty has applied as much vision to the album's close as he has its beginning. "Bells" has a strong claim to be electronica's greatest love song. Like the clouds parting, the heart leaping, the world seeming to chime with happiness, it's the perfect end to the perfect declaration of love.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Stay I'm Changed
                                                                                                                            She Sleeps (Feat. Ed Macfarlane)
                                                                                                                            Straight & Arrow
                                                                                                                            Uncea
                                                                                                                            For Karme
                                                                                                                            Finally Some Shit / The Rain Stopped
                                                                                                                            Kenny Rolls
                                                                                                                            Korban Dallas
                                                                                                                            Reassimilate
                                                                                                                            Bells

                                                                                                                            FaltyDL

                                                                                                                            In The Wild

                                                                                                                              Drew Lustman returns to the LP format after the success of 2012's "Hardcourage" and his subsequent dancefloor orientated business on Swamp81 and his own Blueberry Records. "In The Wild" sees the Brooklyn producer stretching further into his established territory of glitchy electronica and bass leaning house, while expanding his horizons with a melange of new flavours. Lead track "Do Me" offered some deeply skewed footwork, while "Greater Antilles" incorporates hints of ambient into its exotic sound. So far FaltyDL has paid his dues, learned from contemporaries and hit the big time, and now on album number four, it seems he's ready to see how far he can go.

                                                                                                                              FaltyDL

                                                                                                                              She Sleeps Part 2 - Inc. 2000Black / Martyn Remixes

                                                                                                                                Drew Lustman is currently one of the hottest new names in electronic music. ‘She Sleeps’ is the second single from his new album ‘Hardcourage’ and features a collaboration with Friendly Fires' vocalist Ed Macfarlane. The single is spread over two separate 12”s. The only vocal song on the full length, "She Sleeps" features a brilliant, haunting turn from Macfarlane. Mysterious, tender and reflective, his lyrics weave around the driving, purposeful percussion and a melody that's singularly exploratory and gentle. The single comes with a remix package that more than does justice to the quality of the original. Exuberant London broken beaters / boogie-ists 2000Black (Dennis 'Dego' McFarlane, Kaidi Tatham) have worked "She Sleeps" into a deep, hypnotic soulful groove (this 12” includes vocal, instrumental and acapella versions of their mix). Meanwhile, Holland's electronic pioneer Martyn has reworked the track into a writhing, muscular dancefloor stomp.


                                                                                                                                Family Atlantica

                                                                                                                                Cosmic Unity

                                                                                                                                  'Cosmic Unity', like the band itself, mirrors the mixed-up, intercontinental terrain of their home town. Moving through genres as diverse as psychedelic highlife, steel-pan Ethio-funk, calypso, baião and scorching equatorial jazz underpinned by deep afro-Atlantic dance rhythms, they have created a cohesive, forward-looking sound that echoes classic tropical recordings of the past whilst still sounding fresh and contemporary. Lush string and horn arrangements give way to acidic commentary on the immigration system and slavery as well as incantations of unity.

                                                                                                                                  Producer and multi-instrumental director, Jack Yglesias (also a core member of the underground pysch-jazz-funk unit The Heliocentrics) leads the explosive ensemble. Alongside Jack, the band features the powerful vocals and poetry of Venezuelan diva Luzmira Zerpa and the percussive West African mastery of Nigerian/Ghanaian Kwame 'natural power' Crentsil as well as Adrian Owusu (Guitar).

                                                                                                                                  Joining them as guests on the album are two musical legends. The Sun Ra Arkestra's bandleader Marshall Allen on alto saxophone, ewi and vocals, and Nigerian Afro-beat colossus Orlando Julius on tenor sax who was at the time of the recording living with Yglesias and Zerpa. The diversity of the Family Atlantica project is reflected in the lyrics, with singing and poetry in Spanish, English, Yoruba and Portuguese. This is a rapid-fire, rhythm-heavy journey, simultaneously moving between the past and future of trans-Atlantic roots music.

                                                                                                                                  Jagged but tuneful rocky indie fare on this new cassette from Manchester's own Family Bender out on Wiener Records (A subsidiary of seminal underground indie label, Burger Records). Clanging guitars and melodic single-note melody lines, smoothly spoken/sung vocals and in-your-face raw drumfoolery. Brilliant emotive keg-party anthems. 

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. The Year Of Giving Thanklessly 
                                                                                                                                  2. Pop Day 
                                                                                                                                  3. Teeth Of All Changes 
                                                                                                                                  4. Bats

                                                                                                                                  'Nearly a year since their rapturous home demo 'Trust Me… I'm A Genius' started pricking the ears of tastemakers and industry alike, The Family Rain are pleased to announce details of their debut album, Under The Volcano, recorded over four weeks at Berlin's famed Hansa Studios with Jim Abbiss (Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys). It's ten tracks of primal rock ‘n roll. From barnstorming singles such as the track 'Feel Better (Frank)', the crunching 'Reason To Die', and high octane belter 'Pushing It' - which led the band's first EP earlier this year - the noise and intensity of this record could only be produced by three brothers who know each other inside out. Nagging melodies combine with heavy, metallic riffs to produce a searing rock record of intelligence and wit. The Family Rain have spent the past 12 months relentlessly touring the UK and Europe, winning over legions of new fans wherever they play. An firm favourite at Reading and Leeds Festival this year, the band recently wrapped up an extensive UK tour with Miles Kane and went on tour with Jake Bugg. "Three bearded brothers playing blues-infused rock, it's no wonder the comparisons with the Kings Of Leon are coming thick and fast." BBC Introducing.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Carnival
                                                                                                                                  2. Trust Me... I'm A Genius
                                                                                                                                  3. Feel Better (FRANK)
                                                                                                                                  4. Don't Waste Your Time On Me
                                                                                                                                  5. Reason To Die
                                                                                                                                  6. Binocular
                                                                                                                                  7. On My Back
                                                                                                                                  8. Pushing It
                                                                                                                                  9. Together
                                                                                                                                  10. All The Best

                                                                                                                                  Family Scraps

                                                                                                                                  Mistakes

                                                                                                                                    The Too Pure Singles Club is proud to announce the first single for 2017 will be by Family Scraps.

                                                                                                                                    Family Scraps is Matthew Johnson (MJ) of Hookworms and Suburban Home Studio and this Too Pure 7" is his first release under the name.

                                                                                                                                    Mistakes and It Follows are two songs about loss and were recorded at Suburban Home before and after the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

                                                                                                                                    A full length album will follow in 2017.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Mistakes
                                                                                                                                    It Follows

                                                                                                                                    Family Selection Box

                                                                                                                                    Here Comes The Wave

                                                                                                                                      Here Comes the Wave is the new album from Sheffield-based filmmakers-turned-musicians Family Selection Box. Building on the kitchen-sink narratives of its predecessor Confetti - which earned praise and airplay from BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley - Here Comes The Wave maintains songwriter Tom Diffenthal’s fascination with everyday life shot through with a hyper-real expression of his own anxieties when coping with it. Lead single Where Did She Go? sets the tone for the album with Lauren Dowling’s breezy vocals telling the story about the pair’s beloved cat Peggy-Sue coupling with the laid-back Lou Reed-meets-Metronomy guitars and then being used as a vehicle to deal with worry, uncertainty and a lack of direction.

                                                                                                                                      The juxtaposition of the upbeat, wonky pop tunes with the considered, lyrical storytelling is also present in the likes of Trying to Forget What’s on Ur Mind and Hollywood Babylon , however the album is varied in it pacing and style. Melancholic Car Journey Part I , as well as its follow up Part II reveals Tom and Lauren’s knack for stripping the music back and letting the strong lyrics sit at the forefront. The complex instrumentation in the swelling woodwind and brass sections of Don’t Break My Heart is grand and belies the album’s DIY methods of creation. Tom said: “This album is about exploring the brighter side of anxiety, whether that’s worrying about the wider state of the world and its structural injustices or being panicked that your indoor cat has found its way outdoors. “There’s also a nod to a time when my best friends were so hungover they squabbled over who had ownership over the one plastic bag they had on standby. “It was recorded mainly at home, although £27 was spent on a rehearsal room to record drums.”

                                                                                                                                      As filmmakers - with award-winning shorts under their belts as well as being resident music video auteurs for the rest of their Bingo Records label mates - Tom and Lauren are no strangers to a compelling narrative. And their work as members of Bingo stablemates and 6 music favourites Mr Ben & the Bens and Potpourri means we are all well aware of their musical aptitude. Here Comes the Wave is a culmination of these things, and a crystalisation of an artistic vision that successfully uses the lens of familiar life to consider - often with a healthy dose of wry humour- the ways in which the ordinary can often seem funny, bleak, strange and daunting all at the same time. This is an album about confronting things head on and looking for brightness, and invites the listener to do so as they engage with it. And much like the narrator in album closer Goodbye Wave , they will be glad they did. 

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Here Comes The Wave
                                                                                                                                      2. Sunday Morning
                                                                                                                                      3. Trying To Forget What's On Ur Mind
                                                                                                                                      4. On The Bridge
                                                                                                                                      5. Where Did She Go?
                                                                                                                                      6. Melancholic Car Journey Pt. 1
                                                                                                                                      7. Hollywood Babylon
                                                                                                                                      8. The Super Market
                                                                                                                                      9. Melancholic Car Journey Pt. II
                                                                                                                                      10. The Serotonin Swing
                                                                                                                                      11. Don't Break My Heart
                                                                                                                                      12. Goodbye Wave

                                                                                                                                      Famous Moon King

                                                                                                                                      Famous Moon King

                                                                                                                                        The elusive Famous Moon King smash out a cassette for Manchester odd-noise/electronic stalwarts Tesla Tapes. 'Crumbling Towers' starts us off with an insectoid infusion of warbling synths and swooping ambience, over a slow-mo throbbing bass, before moving onto the syncopated delayed synth-work of 'Fudge Palace', sending found sounds and industrial hum headfirst into the tightly woven net of saw-waves and staggered gate-pulses. 

                                                                                                                                        'Meancing Urges' sees more of the fractured skittering beats spread beneath cosmic space-station ambience and gloomy dread-pads, before moving into the rhythmic instability and delectable unpredictability of the flourishing electronic noise of 'Mao Mao' 

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. CRUMBLING TOWERS 04:02
                                                                                                                                        2. FUDGE PALACE 05:47
                                                                                                                                        3. Menacing Urges 03:42
                                                                                                                                        4. MAO MAO 04:30
                                                                                                                                        5. Champion Lover 05:12

                                                                                                                                        The Fantastic Souls

                                                                                                                                        After Shower Funk / Soul To The People (Tom Moulton Mixes)

                                                                                                                                        Tom Moulton mixes of The Fantastic Souls tracks "After Shower Funk" and "Soul To The People". More heat from the recently re-ignited Kay-Dee Records - Kenny Dope's iconic label. Snooze and you'll lose! 

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        Matt says: Tom Moulton guests on Kay-Dee Records with two highly frenetic and irresistible tweaks of The Fantastic Souls. Proper loving this recent Kay-Dee resurgence!

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A. Soul To The People (Tom Moulton Mix) 
                                                                                                                                        B. After Shower Funk (Tom Moulton Mix) 

                                                                                                                                        The Fantastics!

                                                                                                                                        Take A Shot

                                                                                                                                          BBE Music welcomes respected UK funk / soul / jazz combo The Fantastics! to the label for ‘Take A Shot featuring Sulene Fleming’, the band’s long awaited third studio album, nine years in the making.

                                                                                                                                          The Fantastics! story begins back in 2003, when keys maestro and Freestyle Records boss Greg Boraman joined London group ‘Reverend Cleatus & The Soul Saviours’. Officially changing their name to The Fantastics! in 2007, in 2009 the ranks were bolstered by the arrival of prodigious UK vocal talent Sulene Fleming in 2009. Only Greg and bassist Raydn Hunter remain from the band’s original line-up, which now features Mark Norton (saxophone / flute) and James Smith (drums). New member James Byron (guitar) brings yet another fresh perspective on the band’s genre-agnostic approach, which takes Afrobeat, Latin, Rock and Rhythm & Blues influences in easy stride. The band have been honing this album at gigs and in the studio for nine long years, during which time singer Sulene Fleming has been busy collaborating with Incognito and Leroy Hutson, as well as enjoying a stint as lead vocalist for The Brand New Heavies. The approach of constantly testing material in a live setting has endowed this record with an indefinable yet distinctive, authentic feel; put simply, it successfully transmits the energy and immediacy of a great concert.

                                                                                                                                          The range of sounds to be heard on ‘Take A Shot’ is ambitious, but it feels pretty effortless. From the library music tinged spacey jazz-fusion of ‘Oblique’ and ‘Better Than Dead’, 'Hey Misters'’s intense Hammond driven, risqué sister-funk, ‘Pyramid'’s touching & serene modal jazz-dance, ‘Say You Will’ with its shimmering, sweet & summery soul-pop, the Betty Davis-esque ‘Can't Decide’ which is a straight up funk-rock monster, the deceptively slinky West Coast smooth ‘Mind Time’ that takes a sharp left when you least expect it, the woozy and tripped out ‘St Tropez Blue’ - and of course the album’s title track ‘Take A Shot’ - not only display the ensemble’s collective and solo abilities, but also frame Sulene’s powerful and versatile voice in a wonderfully wide election of musical settings.

                                                                                                                                          Special mention goes to Mark Ashfield & his youthful sidekick James Nugent, who not only cheerfully put up with The Fantastics! slow and meandering methods, but also engineered, mixed and mastered this album with truly special levels of detail, warmth and musicality.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                          1. Say You Will
                                                                                                                                          2. Better Than Dead
                                                                                                                                          3. Take A Shot
                                                                                                                                          4. Pyramid
                                                                                                                                          5. Oblique

                                                                                                                                          Disc: 2
                                                                                                                                          1. St Tropez Blue
                                                                                                                                          2. Can't Decide
                                                                                                                                          3. The Bounce
                                                                                                                                          4. Mind Time
                                                                                                                                          5. Hey Mister!

                                                                                                                                          The Fantasy Orchestra

                                                                                                                                          The Bear... And Other Stories

                                                                                                                                            The Fantasy Orchestra is a new project led by THIS IS THE KIT’S Jesse D Vernon and featuring Kate Stables from THIS IS THE KIT on guest vocals.

                                                                                                                                            Features covers of Richard Dawson, Caetano Veloso, Sun Ra and more David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, and most recently, Radiohead. There's more than two hundred songs in their repertoire and their mission is World Peace One Note At A Time. They meet every week and go on a bicycle tour every summer. Their eclectic repertoire covers film soundtracks (Morricone, Barry, RD Burman), rock and pop favourites (Hendrix, Beatles, Bowie), and some more obscure treasures. Think psychedelic loveliness, rousing choral noise, and some choice costumes. The track list represents a Fantasy mix of well-known and lesser-known composers such as Bristol-based master guitarists Paul Bradley and Jamie Harrison, whose song, The Bear, gives the album its title.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1: Flow (Disasterpeace)
                                                                                                                                            2: The Bear (Jamie Harrison)
                                                                                                                                            3: Split Like A Lip, No Blood On The Beard (Buke And Gase)
                                                                                                                                            4: Third Stone From The Sun (Jimi Hendrix)
                                                                                                                                            5: Love In Outerspace (Sun Ra)
                                                                                                                                            6: One Of My Favourite Weathers (Paul Bradley)
                                                                                                                                            7: The Empty Boat (Caetano Veloso)
                                                                                                                                            8: Kurtle (The Liftmen)
                                                                                                                                            9: October (Sun Ra)
                                                                                                                                            10: One Rainy Wish (Jimi Hendrix)
                                                                                                                                            11: Final Moments Of The Universe (Richard Dawson)

                                                                                                                                            The Fantomas Melvins Big Band

                                                                                                                                            Millennium Monsterwork

                                                                                                                                              A collaboration between The Melvins, and Mike Patton's Fantomas. Recorded live in San Francisco, December 2000.

                                                                                                                                              Fantomas

                                                                                                                                              Delirium Cordia

                                                                                                                                                Third release from Mike Patton's Fantomas, and this one showcases a quieter side of Fantomas. Possibly the soundtrack to a very dark fever induced nightmare, the momentary ambience is followed by chaos and confusion. Needless to say this won't be a daytime radio hit!!!

                                                                                                                                                Far From Saints

                                                                                                                                                Far From Saints

                                                                                                                                                  Kelly Jones of Stereophonics has co-written an album with Austin’s Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker (aka The Wind and The Wave) resulting in the formation of a new band Far From Saints, evoking a cross-genre sound spanning country, rock, folk, and Americana. Far From Saints is a project born from a shared, unadulterated love of music and collaboration, rich with emotions, creative integrity and defined by the unique sound of Kelly and Patty’s vocal harmonies.

                                                                                                                                                  Kelly, Patty and Dwight first experimented playing together when performing a cover version of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty’s ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ on Kelly Jones’ solo UK tour in 2019 (Dwight and Patty were openers for Kelly each night). Very soon on that UK tour, the three found themselves jamming and co-writing songs in backstage hallways, dressing rooms, soundchecks and hotels. Each songwriter subconsciously merging their influences to nourish the alchemy between two formidable singers. They booked recording sessions, one at the end of each leg of the tour and completed the entire album in just nine days. While it was created remarkably quickly, it also took years to be unveiled after the pandemic left them an ocean apart. Still captivatingly fresh, the album is now ready to be shared with the world.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Screaming Hallelujah
                                                                                                                                                  2. Faded Black Tattoo
                                                                                                                                                  3. Take It Through The Night
                                                                                                                                                  4. Let's Turn This Back Around
                                                                                                                                                  5. Gonna Find What's Killing Me
                                                                                                                                                  6. The Ride
                                                                                                                                                  7. We Won't Get Out Alive
                                                                                                                                                  8. No Fool Like An Old Fool
                                                                                                                                                  9. Let The Light Shine Over You
                                                                                                                                                  10. Own It

                                                                                                                                                  Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                  Black Sun

                                                                                                                                                    Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra returns with "Black Sun", its second full-length album of 100% original, unadulterated disco sophistication, featuring all three original members of pioneering Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth, a full orchestra with arrangements split between Arthur Verocai and Azymuth’s late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami; plus members of the legendary Rio funk group Banda Black Rio.

                                                                                                                                                    Since its critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2014, the FOMDO imprint has released a string of remixes by some all-time greats of dance music, including John Morales, Theo Parrish, Mark Pritchard, Marcellus Pittman, Andres, Dego, Volcov, Kirk Degiorgio and Al Kent. To huge effect in clubs and festivals around the globe, some of the more recent remixes teased the new album material, which for the first time, is presented in its original, soul-heavy incarnation, alongside instrumental versions highlighting the album’s stunning arrangements and compositional brilliance.

                                                                                                                                                    Far from a throw-back - with disco music firmly entrenched in the modern club vernacular - Black Sun is ecstatic dance music at its finest.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Step Into My Life
                                                                                                                                                    Black Sun
                                                                                                                                                    Flying High
                                                                                                                                                    Give It To Me
                                                                                                                                                    The Two Of Us
                                                                                                                                                    Walking Bass (In The Street)
                                                                                                                                                    Where Do We Go From Here
                                                                                                                                                    Step Into My Life (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                                                    Black Sun (Instrumental) 
                                                                                                                                                    Flying High (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                                                    Give It To Me (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                                                    Where Do We Go From Here (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                    Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                    Where Do We Go From Here? - Andrés / LTJ Xperience Remixes

                                                                                                                                                      The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra is Far Out’s in house Brazilian disco super group. The band features the arrangements of Azymuth’s late Maestro José Roberto Bertrami and the legendary Arthur Verocai alongside a host of other Brazilian musical icons. Having graced the most recent FOMDO 12” release with his signature touch, Detroit veteran Andrés (La Vida / Mahogani) returns on the imprint with an alternate take on the same track. Taking the classy disco cut ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ into moodier, deeper territories, with freshly chopped vocals and a hazy hip-house bounce, it’s a warm late-night stepper, laced with classic OG Detroit funk. With a world renowned disco collection and over thirty years’ in the DJ and production game, Italy’s Luca Trevisi, aka LTJ Xperience (Irma), proves yet again just what a dab hand he is with an edit. Bringing out yet more colours and textures from the FOMDO original, his rework is pure sunshine-hedonism inducing disco magic, with just the touch of dubby hypnotics that might well cast some minds out to the Balearic Islands.

                                                                                                                                                      The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra Feat. Jose Roberto Bertrami

                                                                                                                                                      The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                        A super disco project to celebrate RSD 2014 and Far Out Recordings 20th year! Made with love by Far Out's Favourite artists including late legend 'Maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami', along with 'Arthur Verocai', 'Alex Malheiros' & many of Rio's finest musicians including a full orchestra. This has been recorded & mastered to give you the full vinyl experience & is the first album of an ongoing series. The record was produced in the best studio in Rio de Janeiro, with all old equipments including 2" Ampex tape, Neve compressors, SSL desk and needless to say all the best delicate treatments to retain that analogue feel and sound along the way to this release.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        LP 1:
                                                                                                                                                        Mystery (FOMDO Feat Arthur Verocai) /
                                                                                                                                                        Keep Believing (Can You Feel It)
                                                                                                                                                        A Disco Supreme (FOMDO Feat Arthur Verocai)
                                                                                                                                                        The Last Carnival
                                                                                                                                                        LP 2:
                                                                                                                                                        Vendetta
                                                                                                                                                        Keep Believing (Can You Feel It) (SS Translation By Theo Parrish) Special Radio Edit
                                                                                                                                                        Don't Cha Know He's Alright (JR Bertrami / J Davis) /
                                                                                                                                                        Freefall (JR Bertrami / JDavis) /
                                                                                                                                                        Mystery (Instrumental) (A Verocai / J Davis)

                                                                                                                                                        Farai’s debut album (a collaborative project between London based vocalist Farai and artist, musician & producer TONE) documents a process of recovery. For the eponymous vocalist of the project, Farai, music has always been personal. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in London, her lyrics are coloured by the different cities she’s lived in, and how that series of different homes has shaped her perspective. ‘Rebirth’ weaves together South East London landmarks, the bare-bones ethos of post-punk, and the experience of being part of the African diaspora. The record is the biggest stepping stone yet in a journey which Farai started in 2012. She hit a period of feeling burnt out, and started attending weekly music therapy classes, where she started writing poetry and music for the first time. It charted a new direction, one that’s brought her to the exciting point where she now stands.

                                                                                                                                                        The album follows their debut EP, ‘Kisswell’, released through NON Worldwide in 2017, the label-cum-collective co-founded by Chino Amobi, Angel-Ho and Nkisi. It attracted support from Dazed, CRACK, The Fader and Pitchfork, the latter praising their “rethinking of post-punk and new wave.” Additional support has come from Annie Mac on Radio 1 and a variety of shows on NTS. They’ve performed on Boiler Room and at the Tate, the latter as part of a special one-off connected to their 2017 Soul of a Nation exhibition.

                                                                                                                                                        Farai’s partner in creating both ‘Kisswell’ and ‘Rebirth’ has been TONE, a producer she’s worked with from the early on. They’ve carved out an alternative vision of pop together, distinctive and many-sided at once, poised between punk directness and flourishes of soulful warmth. TONE’s heritage is Afro-Guyanese and Welsh, and their shared pan-African heritage was one of the things which drew them together. He spent part of his childhood in Germany before moving to the UK when he was nine. He visited the Caribbean growing up, where he was introduced to his grandmother’s roots as a performer, hearing soca, dancehall and dub.

                                                                                                                                                        The album’s opener sets the tone with a short news snippet, situating the album in London: the pair’s common ground and the city where the album was born. ‘Punk Champagne’ nods to a homemade cocktail TONE mentioned to Farai, made of buckfast and prosecco, and is characteristically stripped back, composed of simply drums, vocals and synths. On ‘This Is England’, they adopt a looser structure still, an ominous synth line framing Farai’s reflections on work and hardship in contemporary Britain.

                                                                                                                                                        Farai was born in Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, where she lived until she was 12. (Her name means “joy” in Shona, the most widely spoken of Zimbabwe’s 16 official languages.) She grew up listening to TLC, Mase and Notorious B.I.G., and at one time aspired to enter into Zimbabwe’s version of The X Factor. Her mother moved to the UK to work as a nurse, and when political unrest struck Zimbabwe around 2002, Farai followed, moving to live with her in Bermondsey. At school she studied art, including a three year stint at a college in Kentish Town, where one of her teachers had worked for John Galliano. She moved to Manchester to study fashion at university, but dropped out, finding the course overly business-focused. Instead, she moved to China for a year, and when she returned to London, became immersed in fashion and art circles, spending a lot of her time at socialite-heavy parties.

                                                                                                                                                        After a couple of years, this lifestyle caught up with her and she hit a wall. Feeling exhausted and with her mental health in a bad state, she started attending music therapy classes, where she began writing lyrics and ideas. She took a new direction: she moved to Lewisham, in South East London, and started promoting music shows. She became a regular at the Shop Floor Sessions, a series of open jam nights in Elephant & Castle, started in a shop that had been squatted, and which grew into a collective of like-minded musicians.

                                                                                                                                                        It was those sessions that led to her connection with TONE, who discovered a video Farai had posted of one of her appearances there. He got in touch, and they met in Gillett Square, in Dalston, where TONE found Farai dressed in a fur coat and sunglasses, playing a game of giant chess with the locals. They quickly struck up a creative dynamic, where Farai would read a poem, and TONE would work out hip-hop drum chops to accompany it. The first track they recorded, that same day five years ago, was ‘Love Disease,’ where police sirens can be heard outside TONE’s house. “I set the mic up and a guitar,” TONE recalls, “and we did it first go with the windows open.”

                                                                                                                                                        It was a shared learning experience: for Farai, learning how to adapt her spoken word poems into verse-and-chorus structures, and for TONE, learning how to arrange her poetry into song structures from a new vantage point. Later on, TONE having learnt his production skills from years of playing in bands, session playing for numerous artists and working on his own productions eventually took the raw sessions which were recorded with just guitar and drum loops and re-recorded all the drum parts for ‘Rebirth’ with Marc Pell from Micachu & The Shapes, who is currently Mount Kimbie's live drummer and performs under the alias Suitman Jungle. He also applied his love of electronic instruments into the recordings with his collection of 80s and early 90s analogue synthesisers in a studio he shares with Mica Levi aka Micachu. Much of the album was made with a sense of urgency, like ‘National Gangsters’, which was recorded in TONE's DIY studio, with neighbours in close vicinity, where they were conscious of the noise. They finished it after the second take, receiving angry complaints right afterwards. The track has a raw feel, where Farai reflects on heroin in London’s streets, and drums crash into tinny arpeggios, undergirded by a bloated synth bassline. It’s in the spirit of the album as a whole; for Farai, it’s about the act of musical expression as much as it’s about the music itself.



                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        LP
                                                                                                                                                        A1. Cray Cray
                                                                                                                                                        A2. Lizzy
                                                                                                                                                        A3. Punk Champagne (feat. TONE)
                                                                                                                                                        A4. Social Butterflies
                                                                                                                                                        A5. Talula
                                                                                                                                                        A6. This Is England
                                                                                                                                                        A7. National Gangsters
                                                                                                                                                        B1. Love Disease
                                                                                                                                                        B2. Secret Gardens
                                                                                                                                                        B3. Space Is A Place (feat. Chris Calderwood)
                                                                                                                                                        B4. Radiant Child

                                                                                                                                                        CD
                                                                                                                                                        1. Cray Cray
                                                                                                                                                        2. Lizzy
                                                                                                                                                        3. Punk Champagne (feat. TONE)
                                                                                                                                                        4. Social Butterflies
                                                                                                                                                        5. Talula
                                                                                                                                                        6. This Is England
                                                                                                                                                        7. National Gangsters
                                                                                                                                                        8. Love Disease
                                                                                                                                                        9. Secret Gardens
                                                                                                                                                        10. Space Is A Place (feat. Chris Calderwood)
                                                                                                                                                        11. Radiant Child

                                                                                                                                                        Marco Faraone / Eli Brown / Layton Giordani Featuring. Offaiah

                                                                                                                                                        Emergency / When I Push

                                                                                                                                                        Marco Faraone reworks an Italian dance classic, as Prezioso feat. Marvin ‘Emergency 911’ gets a modern-day techno remake. Faraone was just 12-year-old when ‘Emergency 911’ was released in 2000 on Time Records, the track sparking an early love for dance music, before he’d go on to discover house and techno in his mid-teens. One listen to Faraone’s modern day remake and there’s no surprise it got the seal of approval from the legendary Time Records (and countless I.D hunting ravers). This is punchy and powerful techno that utilises the famous sample to thrilling effect. A very large record indeed! The anticipation for this palpable. Two stars of techno’s new skool – Eli Brown & Layton Giordani – link for their debut collaboration, ‘When I Push’, utilising a sample from OFFAIAH’s ‘Push Pull’. A thrilling highlight of Drumcode’s ADE Awakenings event when Eli Brown joined the crew for the first time at Gashouder, ‘When I Push’, is shaping to be an early contender for techno track of 2024. The cut follows Brown’s stunning ‘RIDE OR DIE’ with HI-LO and a string of standout releases led by ‘Be The One’ which has an incredible 41M plays on Spotify, reinforcing his powerhouse status. Likewise, Giordani has enjoyed another impressive 12 months, with both ‘Life Moves Fast’ and ‘Phantom’, his two beloved releases of 2023 sitting at 1.6M and 2.5M streams respectively, while he recently fulfilled a childhood dream by playing b2b with Adam Beyer at Gashouder. ‘When I Push’ immediately captures listeners with a seductive vox - ‘When I push, I feel good / when I pull, I feel good’, taken from OFFAIAH electrifying 2018 hit on Defected ‘Push Pull’, which rubs shoulders with a striking bassline for a high-impact effect. Amidst the pulsating bass stabs, the track builds to a dizzying crescendo, before dropping down into a pumping dancefloor workout in the final stanza. An exhilarating dancefloor anthem, fit for stadium raves and dark sweaty clubs alike.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A1. Emergency
                                                                                                                                                        B1. When I Push

                                                                                                                                                        Marco Faraone

                                                                                                                                                        Any Good Vibe?

                                                                                                                                                        Italian DJ / producer Marco Faraone returns to Rekids with ‘Any Good Vibe?’

                                                                                                                                                        Tuscany-born, Barcelona-based Marco Faraone runs the UNCAGE label and event series, where he showcases the breadth and depth of his tastes. Returning to Radio Slave’s Rekids imprint after multiple appearances on the label, ‘Any Good Vibe?’ sees Faraone bring another potent EP of slamming techno.

                                                                                                                                                        Leading the A-side is the title cut, with yelping vocals and flaming percussion all adding to the wild energy of the track. The superb 'Ego Kills' follows, with swinging drums, chord stabs, and dubbed-out stylings that suit it to sweaty back rooms. Rounding out the release is 'Ghana', a heavy techno groove layered up with plenty of percussion, urgent synth sounds, and a vocal that adds unease to the intense atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Matt says: Fist-pumping, strobe-lit techno here for the big aircraft hangers of Sonar or Awakenings. Rush-friendly throughout with a stomping, carnal energy.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A. Any Good Vibe? 
                                                                                                                                                        B1. Ego Kills 
                                                                                                                                                        B2. Ghana 

                                                                                                                                                        Johnny Farfisa

                                                                                                                                                        The Sky Is Falling - The Best Of Johnny Farfisa

                                                                                                                                                          Obscure 1965-1968 recordings, most of them previously unreleased, by The Individuals, The Tokays and Euphorian Railway, bands which featured Andy Cahan aka Johnny Farfisa as main songwriter and organ player.

                                                                                                                                                          Over those three years, Cahan and his teenage bandmates produced a remarkable set of R&B/garage/blue-eyed soul tracks of outstanding quality, collected here for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                          Growing up in the town of New Rochelle, New York, young Andy Cahan got his kicks making horror films using an 8mm movie camera and a Wollensak tape recorder. But Cahan was also a gifted piano player with a good musical ear. Like thousands of American kids, his life changed forever on February 9, 1964 - the day The Beatles debuted on the Ed Sullivan Show. "I was totally amazed at these four guys who could sing and play perfectly and had awesome haircuts, matching suits and very cool boots," he says.

                                                                                                                                                          His first surf band The Jaguars became The Tokays, named after a brand of sweet white Hungarian wine. The group started to play some of Andy's original material, inspired by The Beatles and other British invaders like The Zombies and The Dave Clark Five. One of those tracks, the plaintive minor-key ballad 'Where Young Lovers Go', is included here, a remarkably mature effort for a bunch of 17-year-old kids. "Reno Franze and Richie Struts were the lead singers, Sandy Reiner was on drums, Larry Kramer on guitar, and I played the grand piano and organ. There was no bass."

                                                                                                                                                          Soon after, Andy made an important change. "The Beatles all played guitars, so I had to either learn guitar or, since I already was a piano/organ player, emulate Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five with his red Vox organ. That's when I traded my old Thomas organ for the new Farfisa Combo Compact red organ. After opening the factory package on the living room floor and setting it up, I immediately assumed the stance that Mike Smith had. I purchased Beatle boots, as did my band buddies, and we changed the name to The Individuals."

                                                                                                                                                          By this time Richie Struts had left the group. The Individuals worked hard and soon began making a name for themselves. "We rehearsed every day until we were so good that we won three separate Battle of the Bands contests in New Rochelle and other cities in Westchester County, New York." The group also found time to go into the studio in 1965 and 1966 to record demos - most of which can be heard on this album. The tough Farfisa-led garage rocker 'She's Gone Away' is one of the highlights. With its memorable guitar and organ hook and haunting vocal melody, 'I Don't Play' is one of the band's strongest compositions from this period. In the studio they tried several different approaches, one with an overdubbed 12-string guitar, and another - designated the 'soul version' - with Reno doing a moody spoken vocal. Another standout is the hard-driving 'The Sky Is Falling'.

                                                                                                                                                          The Individuals broke up around 1967 when Larry Kramer elected to go to college rather than pursue music full-time. Andy, Sandy and Reno reconfigured as The Boys in Dutch, adding Jerry Delesio on guitar, and gigged across the New York area throughout 1967. After that band ran its course, Andy decided to start a new project, Euphorian Railway, with Reno on lead vocals, Vinny Derminity on guitar and vocals, Ken Lennington on bass and vocals, and Frank McConville on drums.

                                                                                                                                                          Euphorian Railway went into the studio in March 1968 and in one five-hour session cut an album's worth of original material. Five tracks are featured here, including a powerful remake of 'The Sky Is Falling', along with dynamic new material like 'She Showed Me'. The influence of The Rascals is strong, especially in Reno's impassioned Eddie Brigati like vocals, but Cahan's electric harpsichord provides some distinctive touches, especially on the psychedelically-inclined 'On My Way To The Sun'.

                                                                                                                                                          The band was short-lived. In the summer of 1968 Cahan relocated to Los Angeles, where he quickly made a name for himself as a keyboard player and arranger, working with such people as Graham Bond, Dr John, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Harry Nilsson and Flo & Eddie of The Turtles. He was also a founding member of Geronimo Black, along with ex-Mothers Jimmy Carl Black, Denny Walley and Bunk and Buzz Gardner, and one-time Love member Tjay Contrelli.

                                                                                                                                                          As for his Johnny Farfisa alias, that originated with David Gibson of Moxie Records, who in 1980 released a seven-inch EP of The Individuals' mid-60s recordings titled "Johnny Farfisa's Greatest Hits": "He was the one who gave me the name Johnny Farfisa from the idea of combining Johnny Rotten and my Farfisa organ!".

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                                                                          THE INDIVIDUALS
                                                                                                                                                          1. SHE'S GONE AWAY (Vocal)
                                                                                                                                                          2. I DON'T PLAY (Version 1)
                                                                                                                                                          3. IT MAY BE
                                                                                                                                                          4. THE SKY IS FALLING
                                                                                                                                                          5. I DON'T PLAY (Soul Version)
                                                                                                                                                          6. MONKEY ON MY BACK
                                                                                                                                                          7. MY BABY'S BAD
                                                                                                                                                          THE TOKAYS
                                                                                                                                                          8. WHERE YOUNG LOVERS GO

                                                                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                                                                          THE INDIVIDUALS
                                                                                                                                                          1. I DON'T PLAY (12-string Version)
                                                                                                                                                          EUPHORIAN RAILWAY
                                                                                                                                                          2. THE SKY IS FALLING
                                                                                                                                                          3. SHE SHOWED ME
                                                                                                                                                          4. ON MY WAY TO THE SUN
                                                                                                                                                          5. I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
                                                                                                                                                          6. NOTHING AND NO ONE
                                                                                                                                                          THE INDIVIDUALS
                                                                                                                                                          7. SHE'S GONE AWAY (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                          Logan Farmer

                                                                                                                                                          A Mold For The Bell

                                                                                                                                                            For Fans Of: J. Tillman, Phosphorescent, Low, Damien Jurado, Bill Callhan.

                                                                                                                                                            “It’s going to be hard to talk about this when it’s done.” So begins A Mold For The Bell, the new album from Colorado singer-songwriter and producer Logan Farmer. What follows that enigmatic lyric is a collection of stark and ambient folk songs, tethered solely by Farmer’s unadorned vocals, acoustic guitar, and moving embellishments from contributors, including saxophonist Joseph Shabason (who also mixed the album) and renowned harpist Mary Lattimore. With the help of Grammy-nominated producer Andrew Berlin (Gregory Alan Isakov), Farmer tracked all of the vocal and guitar parts over two days in the early months of 2021. The tracks were recorded quickly, live in the studio to capture the raw intimacy and immediacy of Farmer’s live performances. The rest of the album’s creation occurred remotely, over texts, phone calls, and emails with Shabason and a handful of other musicians, as wildfires, insurrections and the pandemic raged around them.

                                                                                                                                                            “I was working at a bookstore that winter,” Farmer explains, “and I’d walk to my shift every day, obsessing over lyrics and early mixes in a cheap pair of earbuds.” These daily walks would take him past a church, where he’d often stop on the sidewalk and listen to the bells at the top of the hour. “I’ve always loved the sound of church bells, but as the situation worsened, what began as a comfort began to feel ominous, almost threatening.” This experience, along[1]side influences as disparate as Tarkovsky’s film Andrei Rublev and the novels of Olga Tokarczuk, led to a collection of songs that are similarly foreboding, expanding upon the stark and spacious universe of Farmer’s last album (2020’s Still No Mother) to reveal an atmosphere that’s even more oppressively still, like an abandoned Victorian home.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            01 Silence Or Swell
                                                                                                                                                            02 Cue Sunday Bells
                                                                                                                                                            03 Horsehair (feat. Mary Lattimore)
                                                                                                                                                            04 Crooked Lines
                                                                                                                                                            05 William
                                                                                                                                                            06 The Moment
                                                                                                                                                            07 Renegade
                                                                                                                                                            08 South Vienna

                                                                                                                                                            Lizzy Farrall

                                                                                                                                                            All I Said Was Never Heard

                                                                                                                                                              British singer / songwriter Lizzy Farrall releases her debut mini album, ‘All I Said Was Never Heard’, which will drop just in time for her scheduled UK tour supporting Seaway.

                                                                                                                                                              Lyrically the release is about situations she went through in her teenage years and forms a diary of that time.

                                                                                                                                                              For fans of Julien Baker, Now Now, Dashboard Confessional, Neck Deep, This Wild Life.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Broken Toy
                                                                                                                                                              Pack Of Wolves
                                                                                                                                                              Better With
                                                                                                                                                              Better Off
                                                                                                                                                              Hollow Friends

                                                                                                                                                              Chris Farren

                                                                                                                                                              Doom Singer

                                                                                                                                                                With his sophomore full-length album, Born Hot, Chris Farren paired polished, up-beat pop songs with lyrics full of self-examination and insecurity, all while developing a newfound sense of humor when it came to promoting himself. Stereogum called it “a tongue-in-cheek exploration of ideas of confidence and self-loathing," while The Atlantic featured it on their “Best Albums of 2019” list.

                                                                                                                                                                On his third full-length album, Doom Singer, Farren injects his latest work with a newfound sense of power and cohesion. Collaborating for the first time with outside drummer Frankie Impastato (Macseal), Farren's songs take on a whole new dimensionality, with Impastato's live drums bringing a fresh spontaneity to the tracks. Doom Singer marks another significant milestone in Farren's career as it is the first time he collaborated with a producer, multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte (Jay Som, Bachelor, Routine). Her masterful production experience adds a layer of sophistication to Farren's sound, creating a rich and multi- dimensional sonic landscape that takes his music to new heights. With Duterte's keen ear and meticulous attention to detail, the album resonates with a level of clarity and depth that showcases Farren's songwriting and vocal abilities in a whole new light.

                                                                                                                                                                Chris Farren’s music has been praised in outlets such as MTV, Stereogum, and The Atlantic, who describes his music as having “bright-eyed hooks, sparkly orchestration, and tight songwriting.” With numerous world tours alongside artists such as Jeff Rosenstock, The Gaslight Anthem, Laura Stevenson, and others, Farren has been building a dedicated following of fans who connect with his introspective lyrics and infectious pop sensibilities.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Bluish
                                                                                                                                                                2. All We Ever
                                                                                                                                                                3. Get Over U
                                                                                                                                                                4. Only U
                                                                                                                                                                5. Doom Singer
                                                                                                                                                                6. Screensaver
                                                                                                                                                                7. First Place
                                                                                                                                                                8. My Beauty
                                                                                                                                                                9. Cosmic Leash
                                                                                                                                                                10. StatueSong

                                                                                                                                                                Mick Farren

                                                                                                                                                                Vampires Stole My Lunch Money

                                                                                                                                                                  Orig released in 1978 and unavailable on vinyl since then, "Vampires Stole My Lunch Money", is regarded as one of the best albums by Mick Farren (the Deviants). Featuring guest appearances from Wilko Johnson, Chrissie Hynde, Sonja Kristina and more.

                                                                                                                                                                  As powerful as rock gets this punk influenced album also includes r&b jams and features an impressive roster of musicians.

                                                                                                                                                                  Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomard

                                                                                                                                                                  I Had It All

                                                                                                                                                                    Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomard cultivate a certain taste for subtly arranged compositions and pop songs that feel both timeless and current. And beyond this elegance, beyond their solar songs, even beyond Maxwell's majestic voice, we can deeply feel that music is above all a story of meeting and sharing.

                                                                                                                                                                    Since the time of our early talks with the duo, we've known one thing for sure: their first album "Once" had a misleading title. There was never any question of quickly closing the deal, of getting close to the top and packing up. "Our time alone, our finest hours are spent" sings Maxwell Farrington on the opening, and we don't believe a word of it. Recorded last fall while on tour, "I Had It All" offers 6 new treasures, 6 new proofs of our musicians' dazzling talent, an achievement even more remarkable considering the disc's short format.

                                                                                                                                                                    Released back in April 2021 "Once" sealed the meeting between Maxwell Farrington (musician, crooner, Australia jack-of-all-trades living in Binic) & the SuperHomard (Christophe Vaillant: orchestration, arrangements, production). Acclaimed by critics, widely praised by the public, this first opus allowed the band to play (in quintet form) at various festivals (Villette Sonique, La Route du Rock, Hop Pop Pop, etc.) and through- out France.

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    1. I Had It All
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Two Hopeful Lovers
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Burning
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Donna
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Change Direction
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Il Cacciatore

                                                                                                                                                                    Maxwell Farrington & Le Superhomard

                                                                                                                                                                    Once

                                                                                                                                                                      Released in early 2019 on the Spanish label Elefant Records, "Meadow Lane Park" was the debut album by Avignon-based Christophe Vaillant under his new entity, Le SuperHomard. Undoubtedly dreamlike and enchanting, hailed by critics both in France and abroad, and by Paul Weller (who invited the group on his entire European tour), the musician laid the groundwork for a new artistic direction. Originally from Brisbane, Maxwell Farrington left Australia in 2013, travelling to the United Kingdom and then France. After Marseille and Toulouse, he moved to Saint-Brieuc and took part in the formation of Dewaere, a noise quartet bathed in 90s influences. Maxwell's vocals bring a poppier and warmer touch. Christophe and Maxwell met during a joint concert at La Boule Noire, on the MaMA Festival in 2019. During his band's sound check, the Australian performed an a capella version of a song by American composer Burt Bacharach. This lead to an engaging conversation between the two musicians, who discussed their common passion for Lee Hazlewood, Scott Walker and Frank Sinatra. We find this elegance again reiterated throughout these compositions – in the orchestral pop, the subtle arrangements, the velvet singing voice. "Once" is a four- handed collaboration. Recording began in February 2020, ending within a short distance of the New Year. "Once" is a journey, both near and far, where everyone will find a safe haven.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      1. We, Us The Pharaohs
                                                                                                                                                                      2. North Pole
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Free Again
                                                                                                                                                                      4. Lights & Seasons
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Love
                                                                                                                                                                      6. La Mesa Motel (Feat. Max Meser)
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Good Start
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Oysters
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Hips
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Happening Again
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Big Ben (Feat. Evelyn Ida Morris)
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Tonight


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