The Bevis Frond: ‘Superseeder’, ‘It Just Is’ & ‘Sprawl’ – Released Today!

Laura EleyNews, The Bevis Frond

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The Bevis Frond ‘Superseeder‘, ‘It Just Is‘ & ‘Sprawl‘ Reissues Out Today Following live shows at Koko and Birthdays this summer along with Stewart Lee’s ATP, The Bevis Frond reveal the next set of reissues – ‘Superseeder’, ‘It Just Is’ and ‘Sprawl’. Released in 1993 ‘It Just Is’ was dedicated to one of Nick Saloman’s favourite guitarists Ollie Halsall, this beautifully poignant album is stripped back similarly to the earlier Bevis Frond releases with … Read More

Howe Gelb Announces ‘Future Standards’ Tour Dates

Laura EleyEvents, Howe Gelb

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Howe Gelb Announces ‘Future Standards‘ Tour Dates + New Album Out Nov 25th Howe Gelb ‘Terribly So’ ‘Future Standards’ Promo Video Howe Gelb Piano Trio presenting “Future Standards” 22-Nov – ES – Madrid – Clamores 23-Nov- ES – Pontevedra – Sala Karma 24-Nov – PT – Espinho – Auditorio 25-Nov – PT – Lisboa – Mexefest 26-Nov – ES – Zarautz – Cine Modelo 27-Nov – DE – Berlin – B Flat 28-Nov – DE – Münster – … Read More

Premiere: Las Kellies ‘Make It Real’ Video

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Las Kellies Reveal New Video For ‘Make It Real’ New Album  ‘Friends & Lovers‘ Out 14th October + EU Tour‘Make It Real’ Video UK http://www.thebeatjuice.com/vids/2016/09/28/18100/take-a-first-look-at-las-kellies-make-it-real-video/ US http://sheshredsmag.com/premiere-make-it-real-las-kellies/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter  France http://gonzai.com/las-kellies-make-it-real-en-exclu-et-un-parfum-punk-pop-dans-ta-garconniere/  Spain http://www.vice.com/es/read/las-kellies-make-it-real-video-noisey-2809 “One of our favourite trios..really rather marvellous” Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music “They rule. Fact..take a moment to fully appreciate the sound of Las Kellies!” The Beat “The new record demonstrates new growth in terms of lyrics and production, but the band’s values … Read More

Virginia Wing Reveal New Single: ‘Local Loop’

Laura EleyNews, Virginia Wing

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Virginia Wing Reveal New Single ‘Local Loop’ Out Digitally On Fire Records 30th Sept + New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion‘ Out November 11th   Local Loop, a new tune by Virginia Wing. Claiming it’s fair share from the compressed thump of those ’97 Daft Punk records you know and love and adding a pleasingly air-grabbing chorus. Two minutes of head nodding luxury before dissolving into a juddering, New Age zone … Read More

Video Premiere: Rats On Rafts / De Kift ‘Last Day On De Zon’

Laura EleyNews, Rats On Rafts

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Rats On Rafts / De Kift Reveal New Video For ‘Last Day On De Zon’ + Self-titled Album Out Oct 14th Read the UK Premiere over at The 405 here: ‘Last Day On De Zon’ video: ‘Last Day On De Zon’ audio link: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/rats-on-rafts-de-kift-last-day-on-de-zon “That raw, energetic spirit is fully aflame on this unhinged opener to their self-titled joint album. It finds David Fagan’s punchy vocals and ROR’s blistering guitars and sly pop … Read More

Jane Weaver Joins Fire Records

Laura EleyJAne Weaver

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JANE WEAVER JOINS FIRE RECORDS Abusing, evading and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends Jane Weaver’s experience as a truly independent and resilient female experimental songwriter / sound-carrier commands respect and inspiration in equal measures. Described as being ‘amongst today’s most striking sonic auteurs’ Jane Weaver’s currently working on her seventh self-produced studio album which assembles experimental synth ridden sessions recorded earlier this year in Manchester. Again conceptual, she promises a … Read More

Howe Gelb ‘Future Standards’ Promo Video

Laura EleyHowe Gelb

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Howe Gelb Reveals New Video On New Album ‘Future Standards’ Out November 25th  Live Date 10th December: Cafe Oto, London, UK Buy Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/374448 Watch Howe Gelb’s ‘Future Standards’ Promo Video below … Photo credit: Daniel Diaz Howe Gelb’s Future Standards began in Amsterdam ended in New York City  and in between, was all Tucson  Let me set the scene – irresponsible lovers are canoodling in semi-lit booths, the jukebox is playing some old … Read More

Las Kellies UK/EU Tour Starts In 6 Weeks!

Laura EleyEvents, Las Kellies

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LAS KELLIES Add New European Tour Dates + New Album Reminder ‘Friends & Lovers’ Out Oct 14th On Fire Records “Absolutely love ’em..they are fully excellent.” Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music UK/EU Tour Dates 06 Nov: Moth Club, London, UK 07 Nov: The Hope, Brighton, UK 08 Nov: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK 09 Nov: The Bassment, Chelmsford, UK 10 Nov: Night & Day, Manchester, UK 11 Nov: Arden Arms, … Read More

Howe Gelb To Play London’s Cafe Oto – 10th Dec 2016

Laura EleyEvents, Howe Gelb

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Howe Gelb plays his first London show in support of his new record ‘Future Standards’. Tickets £18 here Attend on Facebook here Let me set the scene – irresponsible lovers are canoodling in semi-lit booths, the jukebox is playing some old tunes by Frank and there’s some people over there who never want to fall in love again. It’s the last bar still open and the piano player mooches over … Read More

Fire Records Head to Bristol Label Market This Sunday!

Laura EleyEvents

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Fire Records are heading to Bristol’s Independent Label Market this Sunday 18th September; our stall will be chock full of brand new releases including records and tapes from Aussie slackers Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Josephine Foster’s new project Mendrugo. Plus Virginia Wing, Las Kellies, Orchestra Of Spheres, Death And Vanilla, Noveller, Rats On Rafts + signed copies! Catch us at St. Nicholas Market, Corn St, Bristol BS1 1JQ 11am-6pm Attend … Read More

Howe Gelb Re-signs To Fire + New Album ‘Future Standards’

Laura EleyNews

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Howe Gelb Announces New Album ‘Future Standards‘ Out November 25th Reveals New Track ‘Terribly So’ + Cafe Oto Show, London 10th Dec ‘Terribly So’ audio: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/howe-gelb-terribly-so Photo credit: Daniel Diaz Howe Gelb’s Future Standards began in Amsterdam ended in New York City  and in between, was all Tucson  Let me set the scene – irresponsible lovers are canoodling in semi-lit booths, the jukebox is playing some old tunes by Frank and there’s some people over there … Read More

Rats On Rafts Tour Starts This Week!

Laura EleyEvents, Rats On Rafts

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Fresh from supporting Mission Of Burma and Pere Ubu at various tour dates througout the UK/EU, Dutch post-punks Rats On Rafts are playing a bunch of shows including Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Reeperbahn Festival and some Irish dates thrown in for good measure! Rats On Rafts have also joined forces with legendary underground Dutch punk band De Kift – Zaandam punk vs Rotterdam punk! Their self-titled collaborative album is set for … Read More

The Line Of Best Fit Premiere Virginia Wing’s ‘ESP Offline’ + New Album Announcement

Laura EleyVirginia Wing

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VIRGINIA WING Reveal New Track ‘ESP Offline’ Taken From New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion’ Out November 11th 2016 on LP/CD/DL  “The duo summon spiralling cyclones of electronica during “ESP Offline”. Metallic accents pop through the storm, with anxiety-riddled percussion skittering in the undergrowth – at first glance it’s a chaotic cut, but as the seconds tick by everything starts to make sense.” The Line Of Best Fit Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay. … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres Reveal New Video For ‘Trapdoors’

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‘Trapdoors’ video link: https://youtu.be/Gco6Nf8PvIU Following the recent release of ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’ on Fire Records. Orchestra Of Spheres reveal new video for ‘Trapdoors’.  Teaming up with local Wellington based artists Georgette Brown and Dan Harris, they have produced an entrancing and kaleidoscopic video that superbly captures the surreal and energetic nature of the band. Premiere on It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine : here “We had a cool time shooting this video. Wellington artist Georgette Brown wanted … Read More

Premiere: Las Kellies ‘I Don’t Care’

Laura EleyLas Kellies

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Argentinian new-wave /post-punk trio release a 2nd single ‘I Don’t Care’ from their new album! Read what Up Set Magazine has to say, and listen to the track by clicking here  “Absolutely love ’em..they are fully excellent.” Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music Spanish premiere – Indienauta http://www.indienauta.com/estrenamos-nuevo-anticipo-las-kellies/ Portuguese premiere  – iOnline http://ionline.sapo.pt/artigo/521507/las-kellies-ouca-a-nova-faixa-de-friends-lovers-?seccao=Mais_i European Tour Dates 06 Nov: Moth Club, London, UK 07 Nov: The Hope, Brighton, UK 09 Nov: The Bassment, Chelmsford, … Read More

Pere Ubu Play Corsica Studios Tomorrow – Tickets Still Available!

Laura EleyNews

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PERE UBU (The Moon Unit) Live Date At Corsica Studios Tomorrow!  Tickets still available: https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/pere-ubu/ Live Dates 25th August – UK, London, Corsica Studios https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/pere-ubu/ 27th August – France, Nantes, Rendez-vous de l’Erdre  http://www.rendezvouserdre.com/ Pere Ubu do not stand still. Following on from the Coed Jail! Tour, featuring music from 1975-82, there are to be two special concerts with The Moon Unit, which will take the bones of the last released album ‘Carnival of … Read More

Premiere: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding: Maureen

Laura EleyScott & Charlene's Wedding

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Scott & Charlene’s Wedding premiere new single ‘Maureen’, taken from the new album ‘Mid Thirties Single Scene’ – due out on September 2nd on Fire Records! Read the full write-up and listen to ‘Maureen’ over at Brightest Young Things by clicking here now! “Their newest single “Maureen” is the very definition of a damn good time.“ French premiere on Soul Kitchen  – http://www.soul-kitchen.fr/69137-scott-charlenes-wedding-maureen Italian premiere on Ondarock – http://www.ondarock.it/news.php?id=4830 Spanish … Read More

Martin Phillipps ‘The Curse Of The Chills’ Screening Ticket + DVD Bundle – One Off Price!

Laura EleyThe Chills

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‘THE CURSE OF THE CHILLS’ Documentary Screening – 26th August – Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel Film Screening Ticket + DVD Bundle – One Off Price of £25 only 20 ‘bundle’ tickets so grab them quick below! Buy Here Trailer: https://youtu.be/CDeeCT65Lc0 ‘The Curse Of The Chills’ screening Fri 26th August – Genesis Cinema, E1 4UJ – 7pm Buy Tickets – Screening only  Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Silver Bullets’ and the … Read More

Guided By Voices USA Tour – Now!

Laura EleyEvents, Guided By Voices

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The almighty Guided By Voices are back on tour and they’ve still got a got handful of shows to play this August and September! The new GBV live line-up is Robert Pollard (vocals), Kevin March (drums), Doug Gillard (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr. (guitar), Mark Shue (bass)- catch them at a date near you below! Purchase Robert Pollard’s ‘Of Course You Are’ along with other solo albums from the Fire Records shop … Read More

Las Kellies ‘Summer Breeze’ Video Premiere!

Laura EleyLas Kellies

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Las Kellies Reveal New Video for ‘Summer Breeze’ Taken From New Album ‘Friends & Lovers’ Out 14th October Read the UK Clash premiere here: http://clashmusic.com/videos/premiere-las-kellies-summer-breeze “Absolutely love ’em..they are fully excellent.” Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music “A popular act in the city, and are one of few Argentine rock bands that have broken out of Latin America. The song is a shoegazey bit of garage rock that sounds exactly like what … Read More

The Moles ‘Tonight’s Music’ – Out Today!

Laura EleyThe Moles

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“The band’s first album in 20 years is glorious..  it’s a joy to hear an album that embraces dissonance. That’s not to say Davies’s songs aren’t extremely, stupidly catchy… Slings and Arrows and Head in the Speakers are defiant eulogies to the thrill of sublime, loud, exhilarating, transportive pop.” The Guardian “As if Syd Barrett had lit out for New Zealand in the 1980s and joined The Chills.” Uncut  “an … Read More

Virginia Wing Support NZCA Lines | Village Underground | Sept 28th!

Laura EleyEvents, Virginia Wing

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Psychedelic pop duo Virginia Wing have just been announced to support NZCA Lines at their London show at Village Underground on September 28th! FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/855276647914780/ TICKET LINK: http://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/nzcalinesvillageunderground WEBSITE EVENT: http://www.birdonthewire.net/events/nzcalines-villageunderground Listen to their new single ‘Grapefruit’ below!

Rats On Rafts & De Kift Announce Collaborative Album!

Laura EleyRats On Rafts

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Rats On Rafts / De Kift Reveal First Track ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’ + Announce Self Titled Album Out 14th October  Rats On Rafts De Kift ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’ audio stream:  Read the UK premiere on Clash here “Two astounding noise merchants recently paired off on a joint project, with Rats On Rafts crossing swords with De Kift .. it’s righteous noise – all blistering guitar and punchy vocals, the driving, demanding onward rush simply … Read More

Track Premiere: Rats On Rafts & De Kift ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’

Laura EleyRats On Rafts

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Rotterdam post punks Rats On Rafts have joined forces with legendary underground Dutch punk band De Kift – Zaandam punk vs Rotterdam punk! Their self-titled collaborative album is set for release in October and coincides with a Netherlands tour, and from it is the first track ‘Sleep Little Links 2 3 4’! Read all about the track in many different languages below! Pre-order the new record here Netherlands – NMTH: … Read More

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Announce First Leg of UK/EU Tour!

Laura EleyScott & Charlene's Wedding

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Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Announce First EU Tour Dates + New Album Out Sept 2nd ‘Don’t Bother Me’ video: https://youtu.be/Y6Sgy8PyMGE ‘Don’t Bother Me’ audio: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/scott-charlenes-wedding-dont-bother-me “Blessed with a rich sense of wit with an arch humour that turned the most mundane lyrical viewpoint into a note of inspiring delectation” Clash “The band’s fuzzy, jangly sound and tales of suburban ennui remains intact” Brooklyn Vegan Tour Dates: 22 Oct: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club, UK 23 Oct: … Read More

Virginia Wing Play Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow – Next Week!

Laura EleyVirginia Wing

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Electronic duo Virginia Wing head North to play 3 shows in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow next week in support of their forthcoming album ‘Forward Constant Motion’ – due out November 11th! 04 Aug: Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK w/ XAM duo + Howes 05 Aug: Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK w/ XAM duo + Melting 06 Aug: 13th Note, Glasgow, UK w/ XAM duo + Kaspar Hauser & Curdle Stream the brand … Read More

Pere Ubu Announce West Coast Tour – December 2016

Laura EleyEvents, Pere Ubu

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Pere Ubu  announce Vancouver and USA West Coast dates for the last blast of the Coed Jail! Tour 2016: 2nd  – 10th Dec 12/02/16 The Cobalt, Vancouver, BC 12/03/16 The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 12/04/16 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR 12/06/16 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA 12/07/16 Harlows Restaurant & Night Club, Sacramento, CA 12/09/16 The Echo, Los Angeles, CA 12/10/16 Casbah San Diego, San Diego, CA Ticket links will be going live over … Read More

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Announced To Play SWN Festival, Cardiff

Laura EleyEvents, Scott & Charlene's Wedding

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Yes that’s right! Those Aussie rockers are back on tour and heading to a town near YOU! Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are back with a new album ‘Mid Thirties Single Scene’ (to be released this September on Fire Records) and will be touring the EU/UK throughout October/ November 2016! Watch this space for more additions soon, for now check out their page on the SWN Festival line-up Tour Dates 23 … Read More

Premiere: Las Kellies ‘Summer Breeze’

Laura EleyLas Kellies

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Wonderland Magazine have just premiere’d ‘Summer Breeze’, the first track to be taken from fiery Argentinian trio Las Kellies forthcoming album ‘Friends And Lovers’ – out this October on Fire Records! “The honeyed tones and shimmering guitars feel very carefree. It’s the kind of tune that you can imagine would make the ideal soundtrack for a sun-bleached road trip along the coast, driving an old school whip with the wind … Read More

Bandcamp Feature: ‘The Curse Of The Chills’

Laura EleyThe Chills

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Bandcamp have written up a fantastic feature and interview on The Chills, focusing on the upcoming feature documentary ‘The Curse Of The Chills’. Martin will be performing a few solo songs, as well as answering a Q&A at the first documentary screening on 26th August at London’s Genesis Cinema BUY TICKETS FOR THE EVENT HERE Read the full feature and interview with Martin Phillipps here Listen to ‘When The Poor … Read More

Virginia Wing Release ‘Grapefruit’ – First Single From New Album!

Laura EleyVirginia Wing

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Following the release of this year’s Record Store Day EP ‘Rhonda’, Virginia Wing release their first single from second album ‘Forward Constant Motion’ out later this year on Fire Records. Now a duo, the new material sees their sound evolving from the sonic experimentations of the critically acclaimed debut ‘Measures Of Joy’. Unfurling into melodic synth-pop with bouncy electronics and shimmering synths, lead track ‘Grapefruit’ deals with interpersonal relationships between … Read More

Josephine Foster Announces New Live UK and Ireland Shows!

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Josephine Foster Announces New UK & Ireland Live Dates In September +  Mendrugo Release ‘More Amor’ Next WeekMendrugo (New project from Josephine Foster, Victor Herrero and Jose Luis Herrero) ‘Emboniga’ audio: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/mendrugo-embonigaJosephine Foster ‘A Thimbleful Of Milk’ audio Live Dates 08 Sep: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, IE 09 Sep: Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IE 10 Sep: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, UK 13 Sep: The Albert, Brighton UK 14 Sep: The Lantern @ Coltson Hall, … Read More

Clash Feature: Fire Records At Indie Label Market

Laura EleyEvents

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The lovely folk at Clash have written a little feature on Fire Records being a stalwart supporter over the years, featuring an exclusive  playlist of all our new bands! On Saturday we’ll be back with a carnival themed stall, and will be giving away free audio treats in the form of downloadable rock (in four unique flavours: Psych Rock, Folk Rock, Garage Rock and Punk Rock) as well as selling … Read More

Guitar Speak Interview with Noveller!

Laura EleyNews

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Have a listen to this great interview from Guitar Speak Podcast with the ever- fantastic Sarah Lipstate AKA Noveller! They talk to Sarah about opening for Iggy Pop for his 2016 tours of the US and Europe, hanging out with Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwan, finishing a new solo album and buying the odd pedal or two. Subscribe at iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/guitar-speak-podcast/id1102714044?mt=2 Find it at Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/guitar-speak-podcast Or download at … Read More

Stereogum Premiere: The Moles ‘Dreamland’

Laura EleyThe Moles

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‘Dreamland’, the latest track to be taken from ‘Tonight’s Music’ – the first new album from The Moles in 22 years – is premiering now over at Stereogum.  “A homespun chamber pop tune that’s wistful and winsome.” Click here to read the whole review and stream the track! France – La Blogothèque http://www.blogotheque.net/2016/07/13/moles-dreamland/ Germany – Byte FM https://www.facebook.com/bytefm/?fref=nf Italy – Sentireascoltare http://sentireascoltare.com/news/the-moles-esclusiva-italia-streaming-brano-dreamland/ Spain – Mondo Sonoro http://www.mondosonoro.com/noticias-actualidad-musical/estrenamos-adelanto-de-tonights-music-lo-primero-de-the-moles-en-22-anos/ Portugal – Bodyspace … Read More

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Don’t Bother Me’ – VEVO Video Premiere

Laura EleyNews

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Australian slacker-pop band Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are back on the scene with new single ‘Don’t Bother Me’, and to accompany it, a new video premiereing over at VEVO now! You can watch on Vevo.com here and on Vevo’s Youtube channel below! Watch this space for upcoming SACW tour dates! Pre-order the new album ‘Mid Thirties Single Scene’ on CD, Vinyl (including limited edition White Vinyl) from: Bandcamp: http://tinyurl.com/sacwcamp Fire Records: … Read More

The Bevis Frond Play Birthdays, Dalston This Sunday!

Laura EleyThe Bevis Frond

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Remember advance £12 tickets are on sale until Sunday afternoon; there will be tickets on the door for £15! Buy here  Don’t forget we’ll have lots of merchandise on sale so bring along some pennies to buy reissued vinyl, t-shirts and our beautiful screen print posters! Listen to a sampler of the next 3 reissues below!  

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Drop First Single From New Album – ‘Don’t Bother Me’

Laura EleyScott & Charlene's Wedding

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“A fizzing, crackling, slacker pop anthem…” says Clash on the latest single from Australian slacker-rock outfit Scott & Charlene’s Wedding. “The Australian group are blessed with a rich sense of wit, with an arch humour that turned the most mundane lyrical viewpoint into a note of inspiring delectation.” The single will be available to stream and purchase from iTunes on July 8th (this Friday) but until then you can stream it … Read More

Fire Records At Spitalfields Independent Label Market Summer 2016!

Laura EleyEvents

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Fire Records and Earth Recordings are excited to be back at Old Spitalfields Market for the summer The Independent Label Market in a couple of weeks time on July 23rd! We’ll have our carnival-themed stall choc full of new releases (including Orchestra Of Spheres, Noveller and Death And Vanilla), box sets (including Pere Ubu, Giant Sand, The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience), white labels, posters, t-shirts (including new tees from Noveller and The … Read More

Folk Radio UK Premiere ‘Emboñiga’ From New Josephine Foster Project – Mendrugo

Laura EleyJosephine Foster, Mendrugo

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Listen below to ‘Emboñiga’ by Mendrugo, the new project of American folk singer-songwriter Josephine Foster along with the infamous Hermanos Herrero – Víctor & José Luis. The track is taken from their forthcoming album ‘More Amor’ due for release on Fire Records on 29th July. Pre-order from Bandcamp here Read the full write up here French premiere on POPnews: http://www.popnews.com/…/un-extrait-de-l-album-de-mendrugo-… Italian premiere on ROCKERILLA: http://www.rockerilla.com/mendrugo-anteprima/ Spanish premiere on Mondo Sonoro: http://www.mondosonoro.com/…/estrenamos-un-nuevo-adelanto-…/    

‘The Curse Of The Chills’ Documentary Screening at London’s Genesis Cinema

Laura EleyThe Chills

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London Preview Screening with Martin Phillipps Q&A and live performance August 26th Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Silver Bullets’ album and the completion of the band’s European tour, Fire are releasing a live album of a Martin Phillipps solo show on July 22nd. To mark the occasion, Martin will be returning to the UK for a special screening of a new feature documentary about the band – … Read More

The Chills ‘I Love My Leather Jacket’ Live at Primavera Sound Barcelona

Laura EleyThe Chills

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A couple of weeks ago, New Zealand indie-pop legends graced the Ray Ban stage on a sunny afternoon at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival – now you can re-live the moment and watch the live performance over at Red Bull TV below! http://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1NH6BPFHD1W11/i-love-my-leather-jacket Pre-order ‘The Curse Of The Chills’ feature documentary here: http://www.firereords.com/wp/product/martin-phillips-live-at-the-moth-club-cddvd/ This exclusive hardback book contains ‘The Curse Of the Chills’ documentary on DVD, as well as the Martin Phillipps … Read More

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding’s ‘Delivered’ 12″ EP – Out Today!

Laura EleyScott & Charlene's Wedding

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Happy release day Scott & Charlene’s Wedding; the ‘Delivered’ 4 track EP is out today! Pre-order links: Bandcamp: https://scottcharlenesweddingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/delivered-ep Website: http://www.firerecords.com/wp/product/scott-charlenes-wedding-delivered-12-ep/ “… the execution for his frustration is point perfect– his sleepily conversational vocals fold into his sunny, jangling guitars seamlessly” Pitchfork “Scott & Charlene‘s Wedding are the neo-indie bomb” Mojo “Scott & Charlene’s Wedding pull off the trick of playing every song like it’s the first time.” The Quietus Following their … Read More

The Moles Announce First New Album In Over 20 Years

Laura EleyThe Moles

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“Tonight’s Music” Released 12th August On Fire Records Of course, the question is what makes a record a Moles record? “The Moles is a fitting incognito pseudonym synonym nom de guerre pen name make believe disguise cloak for most of the musical ideas I get. The album has accumulated over many years. I recorded in Boston, New York, and Western Massachusetts when ideas and opportunities came along. It is almost like … Read More

Rats On Rafts Announce UK / Ireland Shows This September!

Laura EleyEvents, Rats On Rafts

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Fresh from supporting Mission Of Burma and Pere Ubu at various tour dates throughout the UK/EU, Dutch post-punks Rats On Rafts are playing a bunch of shows this August/September including Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, London’s Shacklewell Arms, Reeperbahn Festival and some Irish dates thrown in for good measure – full list below! We appreciate that October is a while away, so in the meantime why not get your Rats fix with … Read More

Rats On Rafts Announce New French Shows For September!

Laura EleyRats On Rafts

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Our favourite Dutch post-punks are back on the road this September! See below for more dates and keep an eye on this blog for further updates tomorrow! Listen to their most recent single – a cover of ‘Some Velvet Morning’ below! Tourdates: 16 Sep: La Coopérative de Mai Club, Clermont, France 19 Sep: Le Pop Up du label, Paris, France 20 Sep: La Péniche, Lille, France 21 Sep: Reeperbahn Festival, … Read More

Pere Ubu (The Moon Unit) To Play London This August

Laura EleyEvents, Pere Ubu

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Pere Ubu do not stand still. Following on from the Coed Jail! Tour, featuring music from 1975-82, there are to be two special concerts with The Moon Unit, which will take the bones of the last released album ‘Carnival of Souls’ (Fire Records, 2015) and shake them with new sounds from the forthcoming album to be entitled ’20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo.’ ‘Carnival of Souls’ received critical acclaim with two tracks … Read More

Watch Howe Gelb’s Line Of Best Fit Piano Session

Laura EleyGiant Sand, Howe Gelb

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A few weeks back, Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb performed a piano session for The Line Of Best Fit. Read the piece which is up on their website here and watch the video featuring two tracks: ‘Pen To Paper’ and ‘Severe Season’ below! Howe Gelb plays the following solo shows: Howe Gelb 18 Jun: Guy Garvey’s Meltdown, Southbank Centre, London, UK 19 Jun: Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland 21 Jun: Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales 22 … Read More

Pere Ubu US Tour Kicks Off This Week!

Laura EleyPere Ubu

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The almighty Pere Ubu kick off their US Co-Ed Jail tour this week, beginning in Toronto, Canada and travelling through 15 states before winding up in their hometown of Cleveland! Full list of dates and venues below. Watch the live preview video below Tour Dates 16 Jun: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada 17 Jun: Marble Bar, Detroit, MI 18 Jun: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL 19 Jun: Zanzabar, Louisville, KY 20 Jun: … Read More

David Thomas Donates Items To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Museum

Laura EleyPere Ubu

David Thomas

Earlier today, David Thomas was at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, donating the Torfus sweatshirt that was recently unearthed in preparation for the Coed Jail! tour, which begins next week. After the tour, he will also be donating the lawnmower roller bar that was used on stage at their first ever gig at the Pirates Cove, Cleveland in 1976, and that is now being used once again, by David, … Read More

The Chills Play London’s KOKO Tonight!

Laura EleyEvents, The Bevis Frond, The Chills

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IT’S TONIGHT! The last time to catch legendary New Zealand indie-poppers The Chills before they head home! New songs, old songs and everything in between – maybe even a request or two! TICKETS HERE After making their way around the EU from Cardiff to Amsterdam to Paris and a huge, welcoming crowd at Primavera Sound Barcelona, they grace the stage tonight at London’s premiere venue: KOKO. Support comes from seminal … Read More

Indie Label Market 5th Birthday Party – 4th June

Laura EleyNews

One and a half more working days until Indie Label Market 5th birthday celebrations.. head on over to our stall and see what pre-release specials we have for you! Fire Records have teamed up with Uniqlo and will also be selling a brand new Jad Fair T-Shirt available in-store on the day along with Noveller’s amazing new cat tee (available on the rooftop from our stall). Pre-releases: The Chills – … Read More

Pere Ubu (The Moon Unit) Announce August Live Dates In UK & France

Laura EleyPere Ubu

Pere Ubu - Moon Unit

Pere Ubu do not stand still. Following on from the Coed Jail! Tour, featuring music from 1975-82, there are to be two special concerts with The Moon Unit, which will take the bones of the last released album ‘Carnival of Souls’ (Fire Records, 2015) and shake them with new sounds from the forthcoming album to be entitled ’20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo.’ ‘Carnival of Souls’ received critical acclaim with two tracks … Read More

Howe Gelb Solo Summer Tour inc. Meltdown Festival & Giant Sand EU Dates

Laura EleyGiant Sand

Giant Sand Howe

Following on from ‘The Sun Set’ tour across Europe in Spring, Giant Sand head to the US in June with the tour bringing them back to Europe through July and August. Along the way there will also be Howe Gelb solo live dates on piano across the UK, Scotland and Wales which includes an appearance at this year’s Meltdown curated by Guy Garvey on 18th June. Giant Sand’s ‘The Sun Set’ Volume 1 is out now on Fire Records. ‘The Sun … Read More

Want To Work For Fire Records? We’re Recruiting!

Laura EleyNews

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Fire Records has a full time Tech Support And Web Developer role up for grabs. The role will be the sole dedicated IT job in the company. The applicant is required to handle website development, involving the improvement and maintenance of the existing and new websites, server maintenance and support, improvement & backups to existing setup, data management, analysis, backup, archiving as well as general IT Support for all office hardware, … Read More

Robert Pollard – ‘Self Portrait’ Feature In MOJO Magazine

Laura EleyRobert Pollard

Robert Pollard by Beowulf Sheehan

Fresh from the news that the legendary Guided By Voices are back playing shows, frontman Robert Pollard speaks with MOJO Magazine about truth, beers and the University Of Rock. Full tourdates below.    Tourdates 23 Jun: Oddbody’s, Dayton, OH 25 Jun: Sled Island Festival, Calgary, AB 06 Jul: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA 07 Jul: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC 09 Jul: Village Voice 4 Knots Music Festival, New York, NY … Read More

Fire Records Tour Dates Summer 2016 – By Artist

Laura EleyEvents

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Below is your monthly round-up of all Fire Records / Earth Recordings/ Critical Heights events including London shows from Orchestra Of Spheres,The Chills and The Bevis Frond as well as news of The Chills playing Primavera Festival! Fire will also be out and about at The Great Escape Festival this weekend – if you’d like to meet up please drop me a line on laura@firerecords.com. Don’t forget we also continue with our … Read More

Fire To Take Part In Independent Label Market – 5th Birthday Event

Laura EleyEvents

ILM 5th bday

Fire are one of 10 London indie labels lucky enough to be taking part in the Independent Label Market 5th birthday bash on Oxford Street on June 4th! We’ll be selling exclusive releases, so head up to the rooftop of Uniqlo and grab yourself a bargain! We’ll have new releases from Orchestra Of Spheres, reissues from Death And Vanilla and box sets from Pere Ubu amongst CD’s tapes, T-shirts and … Read More

The Chills Announce Feature Documentary ‘The Curse Of The Chills’

Laura EleyThe Chills

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Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Silver Bullets’, The Chills tour Europe through May and June bringing with them the ultimate unreleased collector’s item. A precursor to feature documentary film, ‘The Curse Of The Chills’ examines one of New Zealand’s most revered bands is set for release next year. The new deluxe DVD film preview package  ‘Martin Phillipps – Live At The Moth Club’ will be available at a … Read More

Out Today – Orchestra Of Spheres ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’

Laura EleyOrchestra of Spheres

Orchestra Of Spheres - Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon

New Zealand psych-heads Orchestra Of Spheres are back with their 3rd full length offering, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’ is released today! You can order the LP here and the CD version here The album was recorded mid-summer 2015 at Pyramid Club, Wellington, New Zealand. The band state “We’re not a political band. We want to make beautiful things and give … Read More

Out Today: Death And Vanilla Reissues

Laura EleyDeath And Vanilla

death and vanilla reissues square

Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed ‘To Where The Wild Things Are’, Death And Vanilla revisit earlier releases with a number of reissues including ‘EP’ and 7” ‘From Above’ out today! “Recalling the eerie, haunted ambience of Angelo Badalamenti/Julee Cruise’s Twin Peaks soundtrack, Stereolab/Broadcast’s experimental vision of 50s lounge muzak/exotica and French 60s pop, or the narcotic country-noir of Mazzy Star. That’s just when they’re being excellent.. one … Read More

Noveller & Virginia Wing play Corsica Studios Tonight

Laura EleyNoveller, Virginia Wing

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It’s tonight! US based experimental guitar extraordinaire Noveller plays South London’s Corsica Studios with support from labelmates Virginia Wing. This late-addition show comes just before she plays a sold out Royal Albert Hall tomorrow night with Iggy Pop. Tickets will be on sale here until 5pm tonight at the bargain price of £7.. but never fear, there will be lots available on the door! Doors 8pm Virginia Wing 8.40 Noveller … Read More

The Chills Begin UK/EU Tour This Month!

Laura EleyEvents, The Chills

chills ukeu tour poster 2016

New Zealand pop legends The Chills are heading to the UK/EU in just a few weeks and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back! Starting off in Cardiff, the band will play the tiny West Hill Hall in Brighton, before travelling to Europe and then back to London for a show at the capital’s premiere venue KOKO!   Tourdates 27 May: The Globe, Cardiff, Wales, UK 28 May: West … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres – Exclusive European Album Streams

AliceNews

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The new Orchestra Of Spheres album will be out this Friday and we can’t wait for you to hear it. Therefore, you can listen to it all now and exclusively on a few European outlets : Soul-Kitchen (France), 3voor12, VPRO (The Netherlands), Mondo Sonoro (Spain), Ondarock (Italy), and The Postie (Germany) – Enjoy!   Soul-Kitchen: http://www.soul-kitchen.fr/65999-orchestra-of-spheres-brothers-and-sisters-of-the-black-lagoon-ecoute-exclusive 3voor12: http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums/Orchestra-Of-Spheres.html Mondo Sonoro: http://www.mondosonoro.com/noticias-actualidad-musical/estrenamos-el-nuevo-album-de-orchestra-of-spheres/ Ondarock: http://www.ondarock.it/news.php?id=4632 The Postie: http://thepostie.de/news/premiere-orchestra-of-spheres-streamen-brothers-and-sisters-of-the-black-lagoon/   To pre-order: http://www.firerecords.com/wp/orchestra-of-spheres/ And all European tour dates below, … Read More

Noveller – Playing Live, 12th May at Corsica Studios – Sponsored by Dr. Denim

AliceNews

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We’re pleased to say that we’ve teamed up with Dr. Denim Jeansmakers who will be sponsoring Noveller’s show 12th May at Corsica Studios in London and we’ve made a special playlist for the occasion! She’ll be playing alongside label mates Virginia Wing. Grab your tickets quick: https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/noveller-virginia-wi/ Address: 4/5 Elephant Rd, London SE17 1LB Doors 8:00 Virginia Wing 8:45 – 9:25 Noveller – 10:00 – 11:00 Sponsored by Dr. Denim … Read More

Noveller & Virginia Wing Play Last Minute London Show!

Laura EleyEvents, Noveller, Virginia Wing

noveller_vw_corsica

Noveller returns to the UK following the announcement that she’ll be opening for Iggy Pop at the Royal Albert Hall on 13th May. For those not fortunate to get a ticket to the sell-out show, Fire Records and Baba Yaga’s Hut have teamed up (again) hosting a special label event at South London’s Corsica Studios with Noveller and Virginia Wing. Virginia Wing recently released new EP ‘Rhonda’ as part of this year’s Record … Read More

Live Stream Of Mission Of Burma Via Hotel Radio

Laura EleyMission Of Burma

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The chaps over at Hotel Radio cleverly filmed and live-streamed the entire Mission Of Burma set live from Electrowerkz last week.. and its now available to watch right here from the comfort of your own home! “It weirdly became a kind of interactive space where band and audience slowly merged into a single entity powering through a hook-laden setlist.” Experience the set as if you were there by clicking the … Read More

Noisey Premiere New Orchestra Of Spheres Track ‘Walking Through Walls’

Laura EleyOrchestra of Spheres

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Following on from last weeks epic ‘Anklung Song’ single, Orchestra Of Spheres have made a new track available from their forthcoming album ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’, due for release on 13th May on Fire Records. OoS uitarist Baba Rossa explains the track below.. “Two friends were shouting and keeping me awake so I recorded it on my phone and forgot about it until a year or two … Read More

Mission Of Burma Add Extra Show Tomorrow @ London’s Pickle Factory Due To ATP Cancellation

Laura EleyEvents, Mission Of Burma

Mission Of Burma Pickle Factory

With Mission Of Burma’s show at ATP festival cancelled this weekend the legendary band will be heading back to London this Friday for their second show in the city this week! Not one’s for resting on their laurels or giving the same set twice (bar a couple of repeaters that will be fresh for fanatics), Mission Of Burma have teamed up with Fire Records and Baba Yaga’s Hut on a mission to make the most out of ATP’s untimely … Read More

Mission Of Burma Play London’s Electrowerkz Tonight!

Laura EleyEvents, Mission Of Burma, Misson Of Burma

MOB ATP

Following a sublime set at ATP Prestatyn at the weekend, Boston’s Mission Of Burma head to London to play Electrowerkz tonight! In July Fire Records released Mission Of Burma debuts ‘Vs’ and ‘Signals, Calls and Marches’ on CD as part of the Fire Archive reissue series. Providing a retrospective of their early years, Mission Of Burma have remained one of the world’s most influential post-punk bands. Purchase tickets here or RSVP … Read More

The Bevis Frond Announce Reissues + Support The Chills at KOKO London!

Laura EleyEvents, The Bevis Frond, The Chills

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We couldn’t be more excited to announce The Bevis Frond as support for The Chills London show at KOKO on June 8th! Plus, Fire will be reissuing ‘New River Head’, ‘Any Gas Faster’ and ‘London Stone’ our July 29th Listen to the new reissue sampler below Live Dates 8 June: Koko, London UK w / The Chills 17-19 June: Sonic Rock Solstice, Worcestershire, UK 10 July: Birthdays, London, UK support from … Read More

Josephine Foster – April/May Tour Update

Laura EleyJosephine Foster

Josephine Foster

Following her stunning 2-night residency at Cafe Oto back in February, Josephine Foster returns to the EU/UK to perform a series of shows throughout England, Germany and Italy. Take a listen to ‘A Thimbleful of Milk’ taken from Josephine’s latest album ‘No More Lamps In The Morning’ and see the full list of tour dates below! Purchase the new album here Tourdates 28 Apr: STUK, Leuven, Belgium 29 Apr: Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium … Read More

Pere Ubu Announce US ‘Coed Jail!’ Summer Tour 2016 + New Pere Ubu Video

Laura EleyEvents, Pere Ubu

David Thomas

Having completed their European tour, Pere Ubu return to the USA and Canada for ‘Coed Jail! v.1.1,’ performing songs from the two recent box set releases, ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ and ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ ! Watch the new David Thomas video ‘All You Have To Do Is Stand There’ here Listen to Architecture Of Language sampler below Tracks from the inaugural ‘Modern Dance,’ through to what was described … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres Reveal New Track ‘Anklung Song’

Laura EleyOrchestra of Spheres

Anklung Song

New Zealand alternative psych-rock-funk quartet Orchestra Of Spheres are back with a new album – ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’ – due for release on May 13th! And from it, we’re excited to announce a new single ‘Anklung Song’ – “A fantastic gumbo of warped, wandering guitar grooves, jangling percussion, infectious bass, intricate drumwork, and irresistible rhythmic bass lines” says Stereogum. You can now stream the track below through … Read More

Fire Records Tourdates – Spring/Summer 2016 By Artist

Laura EleyEvents

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Below is your monthly round-up of all Fire Records / Earth Recordings / Critical Heights events including London shows from Mission Of Burma, The Chills, Giant Sand & Orchestra Of Spheres PLUS Noveller supports Iggy Pop at Royal Albert Hall! We’ve also got a heap of bands playing this year’s ATP Festival curated by Stewart Lee and continue our monthly takeover of The Shacklewell Arms for ‘Critical Nights #11’! See below … Read More

Giant Sand ‘The Sun Set’ Tour – Starts Next Week!

Laura EleyEvents, Giant Sand

giant sand sun set tour

Next week Giant Sand embark on what will be their final farewell tour; stopping off in London, Amsterdam and Paris  plus a show at the Stewart Lee curated ATP festival next weekend. Howe Gelb suggests that these last 2 years of touring felt like the best runs ever.  Regardless if his memory has misspoken, he maintains the band is not breaking up cause there’s nothing broken. It’s just being put to … Read More

Mission Of Burma Tour Begins In Two Weeks, Listen To Tour Playlist

Laura EleyEvents, Misson Of Burma

Mission of Burma

Following on from the recently reissued ‘Vs’ and ‘Signals, Calls and Marches’ on Fire Records, Mission of Burma return to the UK and Europe this April for the first time since 2013. They also play All Tomorrow’s Parties (curated by Drive Like Jehu) along with shows in Dublin, Bristol, London, Leeds, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Berlin. The band have been recognized as legends of the American indie rock and post-punk scene, having influenced musical icons from Sonic Youth … Read More

Pere Ubu Reveal new David Thomas video ‘Pere Ubu – The Nature Of The Rock Narrative’ + ‘Coed Jail!’ Tour Final Dates

James NichollsEvents, Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu Live

It’s your very last chance to catch this last run of Pere Ubu European show dates, and with that news comes a new instalment in the series of Fire Tapes’ David Thomas videos. Grab your tickets whilst you still can! Coed Jail!  Dates:  05 Apr: Le Poste à Galène, Marseille, France 06 Apr: Salle Jean Carmet, Le Mans, France 07 Apr: Le Point Ephémère, Paris, France 08 Apr: de Helling, … Read More

Fire Records Bring ‘Psychedelic Fire’ TO Spitalfields Indie Label Market

Laura EleyNews

ilm easter 2016

London, tomorrow is the first Independent Label Market of 2016 and we will be representing along with our sister label Earth Recordings! Along with shiny new banners promoting ‘Psychedelic Fire’ – our new band roster, we’ll have heaps of new releases including a Rats On Rafts 7″, Pere Ubu box set, Noveller reissues plus a section of coloured vinyl, bargain box and white labels! Get down early and grab your … Read More

Noveller premieres new video for ‘Glacial Wave’ on Stereogum

AliceNews

New Noveller - photo credit Katja Ruge

Following 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘Fantastic Planet’ Noveller returns to the stage for a number of live shows opening for Iggy Pop on his ‘Post-Pop Depression’ which has already included this year’s SXSW. Produced by Fractal Visuals Noveller reveals new video for ‘Glacial Wave’ taken from ‘Glacial Glow’ which was reissued in January.   “It’s a mythic tale featuring three characters — The Creator, the Future, and the Protector — and it looks … Read More

The Chills Announce Summer Tour Dates

Jenna JonesNews, The Chills

The Chills photo 1

Back in October, The Chills released their first full length album in nearly two decades. The critically acclaimed ‘Silver Bullets’ hailed the return of one of New Zealand’s most respected exports. Their chiming Dunedin-pop anthems and timeless pop songs are “arguably their best so far, bursting with gorgeous melodies and Phillipps’ wonderful sincerity” Independent. For Record Store Day 2016, The Chills will also release 12” single “Pyramid/When The Poor Can … Read More

Rats On Rafts Play Live On Resonance FM – Saturday 26th March!

Laura EleyRats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts - Resonance FM

Our Dutch post-punk favourites are back in the UK this week, playing shows in Portsmouth, Guilford, Brighton and two London shows (they support Pere Ubu at The Dome, Tufnell Park tonight and plat The Lock Tavern Festival this Saturday). In amongst all this travelling they’re still finding time to drop by the Resonance FM studio in London to perform a live session for the Hello Goodbye show! Please tune-in on … Read More

Iggy Pop Plays Two Tracks From The Chills – “That’s Fine Art According To Me”

Laura EleyThe Chills

The Chills - by Jon Thom Moodie Tuesday

On his BBC6 Music show ‘Iggy Confidential’, the legendary Iggy Pop played ‘Warm Waveform’ from Silver Bullets and ‘Pink Frost’ from The Chills! He said of the tracks: “that’s fine art according to me. I guess you’d call that a band that’s both old and new in that they apparently formed and broke off a while ago and then a little less while ago, reformed and still give great stuff. … Read More

Pere Ubu release “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” 7″ Single for Record Store Day 2016

Laura EleyPere Ubu

Pere Ubu - 30 Seconds Over Tokyo COVER

Our final Record Store Day announcement comes in the form of a Pere Ubu 7″ single of ’30 Seconds Over Tokyo’ – an essential for any Pere Ubu fan! Arriving in 1975 on own label Hearthan, Pere Ubu’s debut seminal single was initially written during the short-lived early days of Rocket From The Tombs. When the group disbanded David Thomas was eager to release ‘Final Solution’ and ’30 Seconds Over Tokyo’. … Read More

Pere Ubu ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ Out Today + Watch New David Thomas Video ‘Datapanik In The Year 2016’

Laura EleyPere Ubu

Pere Ubu Dec 2015

The almighty Pere Ubu return with the ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’  box set encompassing ‘New Picnic Time’, ‘The Art Of Walking’ and ‘Song of The Bailing Man’ + ‘Architectural Salvage’ – a bonus of extras! The box set is officially released today and their ‘Coed Jail!’ tour begins next week! “From thrilling and ecstatic to confounding and infuriating, post-punk Ubu is one of a kind” Mojo “weirdness, jokes and inspired ideas abound … Read More

Noveller To Play Le Guess Who Curated Event: ’24 Hour Drone – Experiments In Sound And Music’

Laura EleyNoveller

Noveller 24 Hour Drone

Fresh from the news that Noveller will be supporting Iggy Pop on the majority of his US tour dates, the experimental electric guitar phenomenon has just been confirmed to play ’24 Hour Drone – Experiments In Sound And Music’ in Hudson, NY Curated by the organisers of Le Guess Who? festival, the event will see artists including Oneida, Innov Gnawa, Efrim  Egyptrixx, Dreamcrusher, Gambletron amongst more, performing over the course of 24 hours … Read More

8/10 Popmatters Review for Pere Ubu’s ‘Architecture Of Language’ box set – Out Tomorrow!

Laura EleyPere Ubu

Pere Ubu - Elitism For The People BOX LID

Pere Ubu’s ‘Architecture Of Language’ box set, including albums ‘New Picnic Time’, ‘The Art Of Walking’ and ‘Song Of The Bailing Man’ plus a bonus of extras ‘Architectural Salvage’ is out tomorrow! “Collects their three most nightmarishly cheerful records, songs of innocence and experience that seek to invent their own language. This project is one of the most valuable sonic excavations currently being made by any record label” Ed Whitelock, Popmatters … Read More

The Chills “Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon” 12″Single For Record Store Day

Laura EleyThe Chills

The Chills - Pyramid_When the poor can reach the moon

Chills fans listen up! We’re releasing a 12″ vinyl limited edition single version of “Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon” taken from the Dunedin legends most recent album ‘Silver Bullets’ for Record Store Day! “Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon is the most ambitious song in the group’s entire catalog, and one whose firm grasp of melody and dynamics more than justifies its length. The … Read More

Bardo Pond Release ‘Acid Guru Pond’ Collaboration For Record Store Day 2016!

Laura EleyBardo Pond

Bardo Pond - Acid Guru Pond

It’s Record Store Day announcement day #6 and we’re ecstatic to reveal this 2 x split-colour vinyl of psych- drone majesty from the other-worldly talents of Bardo Pond. This time they’ve teamed up with Japanese psych-experimentalists, Acid Mother’s Temple and Guru Guru for this fantastic collaboration. Following Bardo Pond’s popular Record Store Day trilogy which began in 2013, this epic collection takes all that we love about Bardo and the wizardry … Read More

Half Japanese Vol. 4 (1997-2001) To Be Released on Record Store day 2016!

Laura EleyHalf Japanese

Half Japanese - Volume 4

Record Store Day 2016 sees Half Japanese and Fire Records bring you the final volume of the immense box sets that focuses on releases from the late 90s and early 00s. The final volume of the four-part Half Japanese box set series “Volume 4: 1997-2001” – includes albums “Bone Head”, “Heaven Sent” and “Hello”. Showcasing a range of experimental pop smarts and noisy punk bite, these albums see the band … Read More

Rats On Rafts Announced For Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2016!

Laura EleyEvents, Rats On Rafts

Liverpool Psych Fest 2016

After all the fun we had at last years’ Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia with Noveller, Death And Vanilla and Virginia Wing (and even managing to slip in a quick Fire Records DJ set at ‘The Camp’), we’re delighted to announce that our most recent signees – Dutch post-punk band Rats On Rafts – are heading to play this years’ festival! They join an incredible line up along with the … Read More

Fire Reissue The Adverts ‘Cast Of Thousands’ + ‘Crossing The Red Sea’ for RSD16

Laura EleyThe Adverts

The Adverts - Cast of Thousands

#RSD16 announcement #4 comes in the form of the reissuing of  British punk band The Adverts ‘Cast of Thousands’ and ‘Crossing The Red Sea’ albums, this time on coloured vinyl! Crossing The Red Sea Created at the height of Punk, recorded with all the venom and passion which gave the era such vitality, the 1978 debut from The Adverts -“Crossing the Red Sea” – was at once a statement of … Read More

Noveller Added to Iggy Pop’s ‘Post Pop Depression’ US Tour

Laura EleyNoveller

Noveller + Iggy Pop tour

Last week we announced that Noveller will be opening for the legend that is Iggy Pop at his Austin City Limits show at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas… Today, we’re ecstatic to announce that Sarah Lipstate will be joining Iggy on his whole ‘Post Pop Depression’ US tour! Full dates below! 28 Mar: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA 29 Mar: Keller Auditorium, Portland, OR 31 Mar: The Masonic, San … Read More