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The Lottery Winners

Sounds Of Isolation

    The Lottery Winners return with Sounds Of Isolation. A new 11 track covers album that immortalises the lockdown exploits of one of the nation’s most active and innovative bands of the last 3 months.

    A quick follow up to their self-titled debut album, released in March, The Lottery Winners charted at #23 in the UK Albums Chart, as well as #3 in the Independent Albums Chart & #8 in the UK Vinyl Chart. Press support came from Dork, DIY, NME & CLASH, and the release was also lauded by Spotify, with the band featuring on New Music Friday UK, The Indie List, The Rock List and the fabled Walk Like A Badass playlist over the course of the campaign.

    The release of the album was supposed to coincide with the band’s biggest headline tour to date, culminating in a huge headline show at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. However, as with every artist in the last few months, those plans did not come into fruition.

    Sounds Of Isolation is the product of 3 months of hard work from a band who refused to let the global pandemic stifle the joy and celebration of their debut album. As originally showcased to their 20k strong Facebook following, the band launched LWTV, and kept their fans entertained with a series of quizzes, special guest features (including Rick Astley and Frank Turner), and of course their renowned isolation covers. Now bundled up onto vinyl and CD for the first and only time, Sounds Of Isolation is a gift to you from Leigh’s greatest entertainers, and will serve as a memento to how people came together and kept spirits high during a time of crisis.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Pink vinyl edition.

    Jamie Webster

    We Get By

      By singing the lives of the angels, villains and overlooked of Liverpool, Jamie Webste sings the hope-filled daydreams of a generation on We Get By, the singer-songwriter’s debut album, released on Fri 21 August 2020 on Modern Sky. Continuing the story from the rock-and-roll records that spilled from the docks into the arms of waiting beat groups, the hopeful indie-pop of the 80s that faced-down Thatcher’s cruelty and the Merseypsych boom of the ‘shroomy 2000’s, Webster sings his city to tell a story of our times.

      Webster originally grew in renown for providing new soundtracks to Liverpool Football Club’s rising fortunes, playing to 60,000 fans attending the 2019 Champions League Final in Madrid and performing around the world, as far afield as Australia and Dubai.


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      Coloured LP Info: Red vinyl.

      Catholic Action

      Celebrated By Strangers

        The Glasgow quartet Catholic Action return with their sophomore album Celebrated by Strangers. The single One Of Us packs a fuzzed-out stomp alongside masterfully giddy melodies that sees lead singer and guitarist Chris McCrory recount “the welfare son of a welfare son”, taking aim at the billionaire-owned media and their Bullingdon Club ilk who shirk responsibility for sowing the division we see in the UK. It sets the tone for a record that asks both searching questions of the self, while pointing the finger at inaction in the wider world. Through a procession of skittish, off-kilter riffs and squawking saxophones, Celebrated by Strangers doesn’t just call for action, it demands it. Fizzing with invention, accusation, self-belief and creativity, it never stutters under the weight of its own message.


        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: Khaki coloured vinyl.

        The Slow Readers Club

        The Joy Of The Return

          Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club return with their fourth album, The Joy Of The Return. Opening to an energetic blend of driving drums and infectious guitar lines, the opening track builds through evocative verses and anthemic choruses, imbued with their idiosyncratic brand of insightful and confronting lyricism and set against relentlessly danceable and energy-provoking instrumentation. “‘All I Hear’ is about a lack of agency and an inability to affect change. That there’s something happening, and you have no choice but to go along with it,” explains singer Aaron Starkie.

          Throughout the album, the band explore a vast swathe of sonic territory, from the passionately delivered ‘All The Idols’, to the poppier tones of ‘Jericho’ that power through with bright indie guitar lines and ethereally melodic choruses.  Recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by long-standing collaborator Phil Bulleyment, The Joy Of The Return marks a significant change in the band’s process, with their extensive touring allowing them time to write and develop tracks and arrangements through soundchecks and back-of-van jams.

          “I think it’s definitely our most interesting and accomplished record musically,” says singer Aaron Starkie. “Lyrically the album covers love, alienation, the rise of right wing populism and comments on algorithm driven propaganda. And as always, I try to deliver those lyrics with uplifting melody.”

          The dark power-pop that defined their previous releases holds a strong influence, with the brooding ‘No Surprise’ providing a powerful dose of evocative lyricism amid immersive soundscapes, while the unsettling ‘Paris’ is an undulating exploration of observational songwriting and eclectic musicality The swelling, arena-sized ‘Zero Hour’ displays the enormity of The Slow Readers Club sound and sets the precedent for their incredibly exciting future, while ‘The Wait’ closes the album with a beautifully absorptive combination of atmospheric synths flipping the pace of the record on its head to intoxicating effect.


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: Magenta coloured vinyl.

          The Lottery Winners

          The Lottery Winners

            After being discovered by music industry legend Seymour Stein (who famously signed Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads and many more,) Lottery Winners have spent the last two years recording tracks for their debut album….a complete labour of love, with a longer than planned delay due to the well-trodden path of record label disputes and the lengthy process of taking back control. The album was produced by TristemIvemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways, Beans On Toast) and mastered at Abbey Road.

            Starting in the pubs and working men’s clubs of Lancashire (including the legendary Phoenix Nights) this fierce foursome has truly grafted to reap the rewards. Now signed to Modern Sky UK , 2019 has already seen Thom, Kate, Rob and Joe winning over a slew of new fans, winning the hearts of audiences across the UK and Europe, with support slots for the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Madness, Larkins, The Libertines, Circa Waves, Sleeper, Cassia, Paul Heaton, and a storming Glastonbury debut in June.

            Lottery Winners is made of real flesh and bones. It’s made of working-class Britain. It’s made of self-deprecation, dire deprivation and true dedication. Their live shows explode from the stage and stay in the minds of the audience, buried in there forever. They always come back. This is your new favourite band, whether you know it yet or not.


            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: Clear vinyl.


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