Category Archives: Southern Records

Chrome Hoof unleash Crush Depth on London – tonight!!!

Tonight is the night that Chrome Hoof take over east London when they launch their second album, Crush Depth, at Hackney’s Bocking Street Warehouse. A spectacular evening is planned, with a very special HUGE SURPRISE too! For one night and one night only this huge warehouse will be transformed into the Chrome Hoof space station where you will be taken on an inter-planetary voyage of discovery through space, time and music.

LINE UP:
CHROME HOOF (LIVE)
SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (DJ)
ANDREW WEATHERALL (DJ)
DAVID HOLMES
NATHAN G WILKINS

Don’t miss it! Get there early if you want to get in!!

Friday 4th June
CRUSH DEPTH
Chrome Hoof Album Launch
BOCKING STREET WAREHOUSE
BOCKING STREET, LONDON, E8 3RL (JUST OFF LONDON FIELDS)
DOORS: 10pm
FINISH: 5.30am
ADVANCE TICKETS: £11
OUTLETS: GIGANTIC
DALSTON SUPERSTORE | PHONICA RECORDS | PURE GROOVE | SOUL JAZ
An evening of other-worldly eclecticism, ground breaking production and earth shattering tunes brought to you by UK party overlords dollop and Parasight.

Crush Depth CDs have arrived

Chrome Hoof’s Crush Depth CDs have been delivered and they are a thing of true beauty – a gorgeous mirror-effect gatefold sleeve with a printed inner wallet.  As fascinating and exciting as the music inside.

Order now from our web store!  In all the best UK shops from 17th May.

We also have some nice new shirts and bags available.

Vinyl will be following as soon as possible.

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Chrome Hoof announce Crush Depth tour for UK

Chrome Hoof

Our heroes Chrome Hoof, the multi-headed, multi-instrumental, multi-genre, multi-robed multiplex of sound, are about to unleash their second full-length opus, Crush Depth (24th May in the UK).  They recently debuted tracks from the album at the Ether and Camden Crawl festivals in London.  Now they are taking their madness on the road, with seven UK club dates and three more UK festivals.

20 May Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK

21 May The Thekla, Bristol, UK

22 May Audio, Brighton, UK

28 May Kazimier, Liverpool, GB

29 May Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK

30 May Optimo, Glasgow, GB

04 Jun CRUSH DEPTH album launch, Bocking Street Warehouse, London, GB

18 Jul Glade Festival Winchester, UK

14 Aug Moor Music Festival, Skipton, GB

10 Sep Bestival, Isle Of Wight, GB

Crush Depth will be properly welcomed into the world with a launch party in London on 4th June – a proper, old school, loud’n’dirty all-night warehouse extravaganza at Bocking Street in Hackney.  For this event Chrome Hoof will be doing a full live set – the rest of the evening will include DJ sets from Simian Mobile Disco (SMD), Andrew Weatherall (post-punk & disco set), David Holmes, and Nathan G Wilkins.  Tickets are available from gigantic.com, Pure Groove, Soul Jazz, Phonica and Dalston Superstore Bar.

In addition to the UK dates, the band will also be performing at Primavera festival in Barcelona on the 27th – and at the festival lauch party “Primavera In The Park” at Castell de Montjuic on 26th May.

Crush Depth is now available to pre-order on CD and double vinyl from our web store, along with tee-shirts and bags and stuff.

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Genderful

Us folks here at Southern are very proud to have reached the triumphant milestone of 160.  Yes, that’s right – one hundred and sixty releases on the Southern imprint.  Not bad for a label in its 18th year.  And we couldn’t be happier than for that milestone to be marked by the release of an album by someone we first collaborated with well before the label was started. It was way back in 1981 that we first worked with the girl from New York who had followed Crass back to their house in Epping, for the release of her Barbed Wire Halo single on Crass Records.  None other than Miss Annie Anxiety, aka Annie Bandez, aka Little Annie.

Little Annie and Paul Wallfisch Genderful

Annie’s latest work is Genderful, her second album with her piano muse, and co-conspirator, composer Paul Wallfisch.  The duo somehow manage to perfectly mix soul songs and chansons, bluesy saloon singing and European cabaret styling into a gorgeous, new amalgam.

In Mojo magazine’s review of the album they call Annie “the female counterpart to the Lou Reed of 1982’s Blue Mask – a voice full of pickled New York wisdom”.  And we’re not going to argue!  Genderful is a true New York blues album – even if Annie and Paul play around with the musical form (a bit of camp show-tune here, a dash of Bowery chanson there) – certainly in spirit.  From the opening lines “Give me your tired, give me your poor” (a nod to the sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on the inside of the Statue of Liberty), through “Billy Martin Requiem” (a paean to the late, great, Yankees manager), the barbed salute to cookie-cutter urbanites in “Cutesy Bootsies”, and the tender tributes to the lost street characters of “Carried Away” and Adrianna”… it’s an album that has the salty sewers and half-empty bottles of champagne of New York running through its veins.

Listen to: Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch “Carried Away”

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Genderful is released in the UK in April and throughout Europe in May.  The CD is available for pre-order from our web shop now.

Annie has just been announced as special support for Marc Almond’s forthcoming 30 Year Celebration – My Hits And A Sides tour.  Annie will be performing a special set with Baby Dee.  The first dates are as follows – more will be announced in the coming weeks.

November

  • 12 The Anvil, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
  • 13 De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, UK
  • 15 St Davids Hall, Cardiff, UK
  • 19 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK
  • 20 The Lowry, Salford, UK
  • 23 The Picturehouse, Edinburgh, UK
  • 24 The ABC, Glasgow, UK
  • 25 The Stage, Newcastle, UK
  • 28 Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, UK
  • 29 Town Hall, Huddersfield, UK
  • 30 Villa Marina, Isle of Man, UK

December

  • 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

And we’ll leave you with the gorgeous first video from Genderful  – see you on the other side of heartache!

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