JOB ALERT: Fire Records Seeks Warehouse / Sales & Distribution Assistant

Laura EleyNews

Warehouse / Sales & Distribution Assistant – Fire Records, London.  Contact: Fire Records is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working entry level warehouse and sales assistant to maintain the smooth running of the warehouse, maintain and build relationships with distributers and customers, prepare stock for tours and events and assist in the increasing of sales.  This is a starting position with room to grow and impress in other areas. The successful applicant … Read More

The Art Of Jowe Head

Dave HendersonFirebrands

Inside Jowe Head’s studio in Dalston, East London, a mythical world of shrines, spirals, glove puppets and debris-friendly sculpture.

Howe Gelb Welcomes You Aboard – Part One – Blacky, Sandworms, ‘Rain’ and the ‘Thin Line Man’

Dave HendersonFirebrands

    The Howe Gelb Archive – Part: The first   What changed Giant Sandworms into Giant Sand? Was it simply the personnel? Or had the Sandworms come to a natural end?   “It’s possible that all ends are natural, even the unnatural ones. We as Giant Sandworms became chopped in half when half the band preferred not to relocate to Los Angeles. So this half wiggled onward.”   How … Read More

Virginia Wing Support Hookworms on Upcoming EU/UK Tour

Laura EleyEvents, News, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing support Hookworms on their upcoming EU/UK tour! Full dates below. 02 Feb: Folkestone Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK 03 Feb: Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands 04 Feb: Rotondes, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 05 Feb: PRIVATCLUB Berlin, Berlin, Germany  06 Feb: NEST, Gent, Belgium 07 Feb: Point Éphémère, Paris, France 23 Feb: Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK 24 Feb: Patterns, Brighton, UK 03 Mar: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK 04 Mar: The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK 09 Mar: The White Hotel, Manchester, UK 17 … Read More

Lady Bird Nominated for 3 Bafta Awards

Laura EleyFire Soundtracks, News

Lady Bird has been nominated for 3 BAFTA awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role Best Original Screenplay Pre-order the LP now on Limited Edition white vinyl: Standard black vinyl also available here  

Jane Weaver Announced to Support Public Service Broadcasting this April

Laura EleyEvents, Jane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver supports Public Service Broadcasting this April at the below shows. 05 Apr: New Theatre, Oxford, UK w / Public Service Broadcasting 06 Apr: O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK 07 Apr: The Dome, Brighton, UK 08 Apr: Margate Winter Gardens, Margate, UK 10 Apr: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK 11 Apr: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 12 Apr: Olympia, Liverpool, UK 13 Apr: De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK 14 Apr: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 16 Apr: The Empire, Middlesbrough, UK 17 Apr: O2 Academy, Sheffield, … Read More

Fire Soundtracks to Release Lady Bird Soundtrack + Film Wins 2 Golden Globe Awards

Laura EleyFire Soundtracks, News

Fire Soundtracks & Lakeshore Records Announce ‘Lady Bird’  Original Score by Jon Brion Out 23rd February 2018 on Limited edition white LP / LP / CD Read the 7.3 review on Pitchfork here Listen to the  soundtrack on Spotify here Pre-order here Winner of two Golden Globe Awards for ‘Best Motion Picture’ & ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture’. Winner of Best Director from the National Board Of Review, actor-turned-director Greta Gerwig’s incredible … Read More

Jane Weaver + Pictish Trail Support Belle & Sebastian in Europe 2018

Laura EleyEvents, Jane Weaver, News, Pictish Trail

🔥Not one but TWO Fire artists are have been announced to support Belle and Sebastian on their 2018 European tour. Pictish Trail plays Antwerp on 5th through to Bologna on 14th February, then Jane Weaver plays Munich on 16th through to Gothenburg on 24th February! Full dates below for both bands  Pictish Trail 05 Feb: De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium 06 Feb: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France  07 Feb: Salle Pleyel, Paris, France 09 Feb: Stereolux, Nantes, France 11 Feb: Rockhal, Luxembourg 12 … Read More

The Jazz Butcher ‘The Violent Years’

Laura EleyNews, The Jazz Butcher

Following the Jazz Butcher ‘The Wasted Years’ 4 x CD box set comes ‘The Violent Years 1988-1991′ featuring four seminal albums – ‘Fishcotheque’, ‘Big Planet, Scarey Planet’, ‘Cult Of The Basement’ and ‘Condition Blue’ – out 9th March 2018. Catch the Butcher live on 1st March at the The 100 Club in London. Tickets here: Pre-order ‘The Violent Years’ here:

Clash Premiere Pictish Trail’s live video for ‘Lionhead’

Laura EleyEvents, Pictish Trail

Clash Magazine premiere Pictish Trail‘s video for ‘Lionhead’, live at Lost Map‘s Howlin’ Fling Festival! Be sure to catch the band at one of the dates below! WATCH HERE December 6 Bristol The Crofters Rights 7 Stroud The Prince Albert , Stroud 8 Brighton Rialto Theatre 9 London Union Chapel (Daylight Music) 9 London Paper Dress Vintage SOLD OUT 10 London Lost Map’s Strange Invitation, Strongroom Bar 11 Milton Keynes The Stables 2 12 York The Crescent 13 Hebden Bridge Hebden Bridge Trades 16 … Read More

Half Japanese Share video for new single Why Not?

Laura EleyHalf Japanese

The new Half Japanese album ‘Why Not?’ is released on January 19th! Watch the brand new video for the title track below. You can pre-order the record on limited edition white vinyl, or as part of the ‘Why Not?’ bundle, including keyring, sticker, t shirt and more below  

Hater Europe tour announced for Jan/Feb 2018!

Laura EleyEvents, Hater

Hater head to the UK tomorrow to play shows at Rough Trade East, The Shacklewell Arms, Soup Kitchen and London Fields Taproom, before embarking on their first EU headline tour in Jan/Feb 2018! Full tour dates below. The ‘Red Blinders’ EP is out this Friday and you can pre-order here Hater  17 Jan: Hafenklang (Goldener Salon) , Hamburg, Germany   18 Jan: Eurosonic Festival, Huis De Buirs, Groningen, Netherlands    19 Jan: L’Olympic Café, Paris, France  20 Jan: Roodkapje, Rotterdam, Netherlands  21 Jan:  Paradiso (upstairs), Amsterdam, Netherlands   30 Jan: … Read More

Hater Announce Headline Europe Tour!

Laura EleyHater

Hater have just announced a headline tour of Europe! Full dates below, including a few London dates next week! 29 Nov: Rough Trade East, London, UK 30 Nov: Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK 01 Dec: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK 02 Dec: London Fields Taproom, London, UK 17 Jan: Hafenklang (Goldener Salon) , Hamburg, Germany 18 Jan: Eurosonic Festival, Huis De Buirs, Groningen, Netherlands 21 Jan: Paradiso Amsterdam (upstairs), Netherlands 30 Jan: TAPE, Aarhus, Denmark 31 Jan: Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany 03 Feb: Groove, … Read More

Goldflakepaint Premiere Pictish Trail’s ‘Lionhead’ Acoustic

Laura EleyNews, Pictish Trail

GoldFlakePaint premiere Pictish Trail‘s acoustic version of ‘Lionhead’  Read up on what frontman Johnny Lynch has to say about the track below! Pictish Trail are currently on tour throughout the UK, full dates here: 24 Nov: The Studio Hartlepool, UK 25 Nov: Alternative Peers’ Ball, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, Scotland 28 Nov: The Greystones, Sheffield , UK 29 Nov: The Cellar [Oxford], UK 30 Nov: O2 Ritz Manchester UK (w/ Jane Weaver) 01 Dec: The Hall, Lancaster, UK 02 Dec: London Fields … Read More

The Lemonheads Tour Australia in 2018

Laura EleyEvents, Lemonheads, News

The Lemonheads are heading to Australia in 2018! Full dates here: 1st March – Taronga Zoo Sydney 2nd March – Rad Bar, Wollongong 7th March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne 8th March – The Gov, Adelaide

Hater ‘Rest’ Premiere on Stereogum

Laura EleyHater, News

The new Hater track ‘Rest’, taken from the ‘Red Blinders’ EP is premiering now on Stereogum – click here to listen! ‘Red Blinders’ is available on LP/CD/DL and will be released on December 1st, pre-order here:

Jane Weaver Receives Round 11 Music Export Growth Scheme Funding!

Laura EleyJane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver has been awarded funding to tour Europe from the BPI’s Music Export Growth Scheme! Jane mentioned: “I’m absolutely over the moon to have received MEGS funding! This will provide me with support to explore opportunities and perform my music live outside of the UK in the rest of Europe early 2018. As an artist I’m very grateful that I can continue to travel and play in different countries which is always a joy… no doubt meeting … Read More

Fire Records Announce Lost Television Personalities Record ‘Beautiful Despair’ – Out 26th Jan 2018

Laura EleyNews, Television Personalities

Fire Records Announce Lost Television Personalities Record ‘Beautiful Despair’ Out 26th January 2018 + Reveal First Track ‘If You Fly Too High’ Pre-order here on Marbled LP / standard LP / CD: Television Personalities ‘If You Fly Too High’ audio:  Photo credit: Alison WithersTelevision Personalities unreleased album ‘Beautiful Despair’ is released on 26th January 2018 on Fire Records. Recorded in 1990 by Jowe Head at his flat in Glading Terrace, Stoke Newington (shortly before it was … Read More

Lots of London Shows announced for New signings Hater and Pictish Trail!

Laura EleyEvents, Hater, Pictish Trail

Lots of London shows coming up for our two newest signings Hater and Pictish Trail – December’s going to be a good’un! Hater 29 Nov: Rough Trade East, London, UK 01 Dec: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK  02 Dec: London Fields Taproom, London, UK Pictish Trail 02 Dec: London Fields Taproom, London, UK 09 Dec: Union Chapel (Daylight Music), London, UK 09 Dec: Paper Dress Vintage, London, UK – SOLD OUT 10 Dec: Lost Map’s Strange Invitation: Xmas Party, Strongroom, London, UK

Fire Records Presents Hater & Pictish Trail – London Fields Brewery – 2nd December

Laura EleyEvents, Hater, Pictish Trail

We are throwing an end of year party featuring two of the labels’ newly signed bands: psychedelic pop quintet Pictish Trail from the Isle of Eigg and Swedish indie /garage rockers Hater! Tickets only £10 here: Pictish Trail “Mysterious, cinematic, pop melancholia” The Guardian Throughout his career Pictish Trail – aka Johnny Lynch – has resolutely furrowed his own path, steadily creating a unique catalogue of recordings and performances through his … Read More

Jane Weaver Reschedules Glasgow show – 12th Dec at King Tut’s

Laura EleyEvents, Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver‘s rescheduled Glasgow date takes place at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Tuesday 12th December. Limited extra tickets are available at: Tickets for the cancelled show remain valid. Refunds are available from point of purchase should this rescheduled date not work for you.

Fire Records – Best of 2017

Laura EleyHalf Japanese, Hater, News

Just a selection of some of our 2017 bestsellers on Fire (featuring Bark Psychosis, Jane Weaver, Virginia Wing, Noveller, Hater) and Fire Soundtracks (Blue Velvet, Halt and Catch Fire, A Scanner Darkly). New records in 2018 from Pictish Trail, Hater, The Chills, Modern Studies, Bardo Pond, Virginia Wing, Half Japanese and more.

Half Japanese To Release New Album for 2018 – Why Not?

Laura EleyHalf Japanese, News

Half Japanese are set to release the new album ‘Why Not?’ on January 19th. Pre-order the album now on black or white vinyl, or as part of the limited edition ‘Why Not?’ merch bundle, including LP, sticker, tote bag, keyring and more! You can watch the video for the first single ‘The Future Is Ours’ below Thanks to Sentireascoltare, Soul Kitchen and Classic Rock Deutschlandfor the premieres!