Bell Gardens – Nowhere

Bell Gardens bring us another gorgeous cinematic postcard from their debut Full Sundown Assembly. “Nowhere” is a woozy ramble through the Bell Gardens palette of vocal harmonies, slippery guitar and subtle strings.

You can see why Q magazine has called Full Sundown Assembly “beautifully understated, slow and graceful…immaculately conceived.”

All the stairs lead nowhere
Nowhere I’ll ever be found…

Full Sundown Assembly is available to our now from our shop on vinyl and CD.

Crass – Love Songs special edition

Love Songs is the book which compiles all of the words to all of the songs by Crass. Originally published by Pomona in 2004 as a paperback, and out of print for a couple of years,  we felt it was time for a resurrection.  Love Songs seems a fitting endpoint to the Crassical Collection – the remastered and expanded CDs of Crass’ studio albums.

Love Songs may seem to some an ironic title for the words of Crass, who are often dismissed as “angry shouty noise” by those Continue reading

Chelsea Wolfe covers Rudimentary Peni for Latitudes

Now available for pre-order in our lovely shop is the utterly devine session recently laid down for Latitudes by Chelsea Wolfe and band.  And what a supremely charming bunch of people they were to have as guests.

Chelsea and her band brought a unique personal take to the songs of the one and only Rudimentary Peni for this session, and it’s truly an extraordinary performance that we are delighted to bring to you.

 

Chelsea Wolfe is one of those artists who presents an environment rather than a show or an album – a tangible world to step into. On first being tipped off to her work, it was the marriage of visuals and Continue reading

Bardo Pond grace us with a divine Latitudes session

Yes that’s right,  those legendary space rockers aka Bardo Pond have joined the Latitudes ranks. The psychedelic journey of the Pond all began by two brothers, Michael & John Gibbons, sharing their interest in free-form noise, spreading the enthusiasm to an array of instrumentalists and vocalists. Their sound snowballed taking in musical roots from the realm of jazz and blues structures, not to mention New York’s No Wave movement championed by the likes of James Chance and the Contortions as well as the downtown Knitting Factory scenes. Now after eight acclaimed full-length albums, the band that often dabbles in an eclectic range of side projects have regrouped for another stormer in our very own Southern Studios.

The resulting session, Yntra, is a brilliant distillation of what the band do best into just three epic tracks. From the elaboration of the densest, textural landscapes to moments of pure, ecstatic clarity the sound is still incredibly thick with their battery of guitars and unrelenting Continue reading