Category Archives: Artists

Artists on Southern Records or its partner labels.

They ought to be ashamed

We had to share this one.  In the rumble-tumble world of music, we have become (sadly) accustomed to being bootlegged, having our hard work distributed for free by total strangers, generally being ripped off and not ever earning a proper wage for anything. That’s just the world we live in, no need to cry in our soup.

But this is a new low.  A well respected label (we all have many of their ace releases in our collections – paid for with real money and everything!) and a well respected author (ditto, our cash = his pockets).  And yet this is how they want to do “business”.  Not a “how’s your father?” or a polite “we’d like to use your artwork to sell our book and not actually pay you for it, may we please?”.  Oh no, and entirely new approach: we’ve put your artwork in our book and you have 14 days to stop us.  Nice.

Jon SavagesouljazzNeedless to say we wrote to them and told them NO YOU DO NOT HAVE OUR PERMISSION.  Jokers.

From :XXXXXX@soundsoftheuniverse.com
Subject : PUNK 45s Sleeve Artwork Permission
Message Body : Hi – I’m writing from Soul Jazz Books in London – we are planning to publish a book towards the end of this year to be called “PUNK 45 The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1975-82″, edited by Jon Savage and Stuart Baker. The book will feature cover art from hundreds of Punk singles from this period, along with contributions and interviews etc. from artists, writers, designers and other key figures. We would very much like to include in this book artwork taken from the following Crass Records singles: CRASS – NAGASAKI NIGHTMARE HONEY BANE – YOU CAN BE YOU If you have object to our using the artwork listed above I’d be grateful if you could let me know within the next 14 days, in order that we can remove the artwork from the book. Thanks & all best wishes, Steve

NoMeansNo European Tour

Okay people, time to start doing your stretching exercises and double your vitamin dose in preparation for one of the most highly anticipated events on the over 70’s calendar – it’s the NOMEANSNO tour of Europe!These guys know how to take a venue, blow the doors off and leave the audience half-deaf and covered in sweat and beer.  This is what the joy of live music is all about.

NoMeansNoWrongnam Style European Tour

05.08.13 Amsterdam, Netherlands (Sugar) Melkweg
05.09.13 Obernausen, Germany Druckluft
05.10.13 Bielefeld, Germany Forum
05.11.13 Lubeck, German Treibsand
05.12.13 Flensburg, Germany Volxbad
05.14.13 Copenhagen, Denmark Loppen
05.15.13 Halden, Norway Feelgood
05.16.13 Lillehammer, Norway Felix
05.17.13 Trondheim, Norway Blaest
05.18.13 Oslo, Norway Parkteatret
05.19.13 Aalborg, Denmark 1000 Fryd
05.21.13 Nottingham, UK The Doghouse
05.22.13 Manchester, UK Sound Control
05.23.13 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
05.24.13 Cork, Ireland Crane Lane
05.25.13 Belfast, Ireland Voodoo
05.26.13 Glasgow, Scotland Stereo
05.28.13 Edinburgh, Scotland Electric Circus
05.29.13 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
05.30.13 Exeter, UK The Cavern
05.31.13 London, UK The Lexington
06.01.13 Bristol, UK Exchange
06.02.13 Brighton, UK The Haunt
06.04.13 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
06.05.13 Nurnberg, Germany K4
06.06.13 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
06.07.13 Leipzig, Germany Ut Connewitz
06.08.13 Frankfurt, Germany Au Fest

Boduf Songs European Tour

Mat Sweet is bringing his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry to venues across Europe.  He will be touring with the delightful Jessica Bailiff, so there are two great reasons not to miss out.

Meanwhile please enjoy the second video from Burnt Up On Re-Entry, for “A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky”.   You might also want to consider picking up one of the limited edition shirts (“Everyone will let you down in the end”) we have available from the web shop.

Boduf Songs and Jessica Bailiff European Tour Dates

  • Wednesday 17.04.13 UK – London / Cafe Oto
  • Thursday 18.04.13 UK – Bristol / Cube Cinema
  • Friday 19.04.13 UK – Brighton / Green Door Store
  • Sunday 21.04.13 D – Dresden / Tante Leuk
  • Monday 22.04.13 CZ – Prague / Rubinrot
  • Wednesday 24.04.13 IT – Padova / La Mela di Newton
  • Friday 26.04.13 IT – Ravenna / Hanna Bi
  • Saturday 27.04.13 IT – Rovereto / Locos
  • Sunday 28.04.13 A – Linz / Werkstatt
  • Monday 29.04.13 A – Vienna / Rhiz
  • Tuesday 30.04.13 CZ – Olomouc / Galeria u Moka
  • Wednesday 01.05.13 CZ – Brno / Boro
  • Thursday 02.05.13 CZ – Pilsen
  • Friday 03.05.13 D – Berlin / Schokoladen
  • Saturday 04.05.13 D – Leipzig / Kafic
  • Sunday 05.05.13 D – Offenbach / Hafen 2
  • Monday 06.05.13 CH – Winterthur / Portier
  • Tuesday 07.05.13 CH – Lausanne / Le Bourg
  • Tuesday 14.05.13 B – Ghent / Kinky Star
  • Wednesday 15.05.13 B – Antwerpen / Kavka