Fire Records announces The Groundhogs ‘Blues Obituary’ 50th anniversary reissue

Jenna JonesNews, The Groundhogs

The Groundhogs ‘Blues Obituary’ 50th Anniversary Reissue Out 12th October 2018 Die cut sleeve limited edition blue LP / CD with liner notes   It’s an everyday story of love, loss and moving on, punctuated by a trip to the cemetery, a bloke with smelly feet who was just too big for his own coffin and the introduction of some Indian drums that signalled a long, spiralling journey to somewhere … Read More

Virginia Wing announce UK Oct tour & Sea Change festival next month

Jenna JonesNews, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing announce UK ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ October tour &  Sea Change festival next month  “Eschewing protest language and the depressing status quo to conjure a vision of feminist utopia” Pitchfork Live Dates 25 Aug : Sea Change Festival, Totnes, UK 1st Oct: The Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK 2nd Oct: Rough Trade, Bristol, UK 3rd Oct: The Green Store Door, Brighton, UK 4th Oct: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK 6th Oct: … Read More

Kristin Hersh’s “Possible Dust Clouds” out on October 5

Jonathan ClancyKristin Hersh, News

Kristin Hersh’s first album for Fire Records ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ is out October 5th, 2018. A highly personalised sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works, a melodious breeze with a tail wind of venomous din. ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ is a glorious return to form for one of alternative rock’s true innovators. Pre-Order (Limited Silver Vinyl, Standard Vinyl, CD): http://bit.ly/possibledustclouds, or check out over at our bandcamp.

Fire Soundtracks & Lakeshore Records announce Black Mirror ‘Arkangel’ Original Score

Jenna JonesBlack Mirror, News

Fire Soundtracks & Lakeshore Records Announce Black Mirror ‘Arkangel’ Original Music from Mark Isham Out 12th October Yellow coloured vinyl / black vinyl / CD Listen via Spotify https://spoti.fi/2NXpe06 Charlie Brooker doesn’t sleep so well at night. His four Black Mirror series wallow in psychological dystopia, satirical irrationality and pure everyday angst; He can’t look at his mobile. His computer has the camera blocked out. He never watches TV. The future … Read More

Pictish Trail Reveals White Poppy Remix, Live Dates Begin This Week & Deluxe ‘Future Echoes’ Out July 13

Jenna JonesNews

Pictish Trail reveals new version of ‘Until Now’ remixed by White Poppy, Summer live dates begin this week + ‘Future Echoes‘ deluxe edition on 2LP cosmic vinyl out this week Pictish Trail ‘Until Now’ (White Poppy Remix) audio link: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/pictish-trail-until-now-white-poppy-remix Live Dates: 14 Jul: Tae Sup Wi Afifer, Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 20 Jul: Monorail, Glasgow, Scotland w/ Firestations 21 Jul: The Folk Forest Festival, Sheffield, UK 22 Jul: Deer Shed Festival, … Read More

The Chills ‘Snow Bound’ drops Sept 14

Jonathan ClancyNews, The Chills

The Chills’ ever-present songwriter Martin Phillipps has a check list. 1. Establish band as much-loved New Zealand legends. Check. 2. Release the greatest summer single ever in the shape of ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’. Check. 3. Go on lengthy 19-year sabbatical out of the public eye. Check. 4. Return to recording and cock a weary eye at politics, the environment and other social issues with an infectious earworm in mind. Check. … Read More

Hater’s ‘Siesta’ out September 28

James NichollsHater, News

We’re beyond proud to announce that Hater’s excellent LP Siesta will be released on September 28, on glorious double yellow vinyl. Resolute in their sound, Siesta is the perfect soundtrack for that summer romance and the inevitable break up. Heartbreak has never sounded so sweet! Check out two whimsical, bittersweet tracks – ‘It’s So Easy’ and ‘I Wish I Gave You More Time Because I Love You’ – over at Clash. … Read More

Virginia Wing Are 6Music’s Album Of The Day!

Jenna JonesNews, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing’s career defining new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ is 6music’s Album Of The Day! https://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/playlist ★★★★½ Loud & Quiet ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Q ★★★★ Uncut ★★★★ Mojo ★★★★ Clash ★★★★★ NARC ★★★★ Buzz ★★★★½ Norman ★★★★½ Vinyl District Catch them live in October or if you can’t wait until then.. they also play this year’s Sea Change Festival in August. Live Dates: 24-25 Aug : Sea change Festival , Totnes, … Read More

Virginia Wing’s new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ out today

Jenna JonesNews, Virginia Wing

  Out Now! Virginia Wing’s career defining, critically acclaimed, third album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’. ★★★★½ Loud & Quiet ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Q ★★★★ Uncut ★★★★ Mojo ★★★★ Clash ★★★★★ NARC ★★★★ Buzz ★★★★½ Norman ★★★★½ Vinyl District Buy Now: http://bit.ly/ecstaticarrow

Pictish Trail’s 12″ ‘Who’s Comin’ In?’ is out today!

James NichollsNews, Pictish Trail

Pictish Trail‘s 12″ ‘Who’s Comin’ In?’ is out today! Taken from ‘Future Echoes’ and remixed by Joe Goddard (Hot Chip, The 2 Bears) and by Tunnelz (aka KT Tunstall). Here blissed out celestial tones stretch this gorgeous track into an eight-minute dance floor banger that has a ‘trip-hop subtleness bridged with a Caribou feel’ (Clash). Get yor copy now: http://bit.ly/pictishtrail

Virginia Wing announce new October UK live dates and premiere new video at The Quietus

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing announce new October UK live dates and premiere new video for ‘The Second Shift’ over at The Quietus now: http://thequietus.com/…/24652-virginia-wing-the-second-shift Directed by Oscar Foster-Kane the video “seeks to represent the roles of both the surveyor and the surveyed that exist within female identities; An observance of others versus a continual self-scrutiny on behalf of the observer. It’s not possible to dance like nobody’s watching, because someone always is.” Pre-order new album ‘Ecstatic … Read More

Jane Weaver Solo Tour ‘LOOPS IN THE SECRET SOCIETY’

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver, News

Introducing… ‘LOOPS IN THE SECRET SOCIETY’, a new solo live performance. Cyclic variations of Modern Kosmology and The Silver Globe. Audio/visual zoetropes performed by Jane Weaver. On tour in October & November. Tickets on-sale at 9am on Friday at: www.janeweavermusic.com/live

Happy release day Modern Studies!

James NichollsModern Studies, News

‘Sit up and take note Modern Studies are setting the standards for intelligent pop in 2018’… Record Collector Magazine ‘Welcome Strangers’ is the new Modern Studies album out today. Happy release day! If you missed it , have a look at their 2nd single video ‘Disco’ here Catch them live: 25 May: HappinessHotel, Leith, UK 27 May: Cafe Kino, Bristol, UK 28 May: The Lexington, London, UK 29 May: Mediterranéa, Stirling, UK 30 May: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Scotland … Read More

‘Disco’ is out digitally today!

James NichollsModern Studies, News

‘Disco’ is out digitally today! Listen to it on streaming platforms and have another look at the video here : ‘Welcome Strangers’ Modern Studies new album is out in one week http://www.firerecords.com/product/modern-studies-welcome-strangers/

Modern Studies ‘Welcome Strangers’ Tour 2018

James NichollsModern Studies, News

Modern Studies will be on the road to launch their new album ‘Welcome Strangers’ out May 18th! Catch them live near you from May 25th and pre order here : http://www.firerecords.com/product/modern-studies-welcome-strangers/   ★★★★ Mojo ★★★★ Uncut ★★★★ Record Collector Live dates 25 May: Happiness Hotel, Leith, UK 27 May: Cafe Kino, Bristol, UK 28 May: London Album Launch / The Lexington with Lomond CampbellThe Lexingtoni, London, UK 29 May: Mediterranea, Stirling, UK … Read More

Giant Sand ‘Returns To Valley Of Rain’ Out 10th August!

James NichollsGiant Sand, News

Valley of Rain was Tucson’s Giant Sand’s debut album recorded in 1983, and eventually released by 1985. It included Howe Gelb on vocals, guitar and Winston Watson on drums for most of it, Tommy Larkins on drums for some of it and Scott Garber on fretless bass for all of it. At the time of the recording, Howe was unacquainted with the possibilities of tube (valve) amps and had recorded … Read More

Vote for Virginia Wing’s song ‘The Second Shift’ to be on Amazing Radio !

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

Good news, Virginia Wing song ‘The Second Shift’ is up for the Audition vote tonight on Amazing Radio! The poll will open when the show begins at 7pm and closes at midnight on Sunday 29th April. The song that receives the most votes will make it straight onto the Amazing Radio playlist. Please vote here : https://amazingradio.com/shows/audition/poll

Virginia Wing playing at The Great Escape 2018 Festival!

James NichollsEvents, News, Virginia Wing

  Virginia Wing will join the BBC Radio 6 Music stage at this year’s The Great Escape 2018 Festival! Go catch them live in Brighton! http://greatescapefestival.com/artists/virginia-wing/ Listen again to the interview with Tom Ravenscroft while it’s still up here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wx3c9 Pre order the new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ out June 8th : https://virginiawingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ecstatic-arrow

New video for Pictish Trail ‘Who’s Comin’ In?’ Joe Goddard remix!

James NichollsNews, Pictish Trail

  Today Pictish Trail reveals brand new video of distorted delights from acclaimed video artist Dan Tombs who’s live projections and visuals have adorned the electronic world for the likes of Jon Hopkins, Blanck Mass, Luke Abbott, Factory Floor, and now ‘Who’s Comin’ In?’ remixed by Joe Goddard! Live Dates: 21 Apr: Record Store Day (solo gig), Rough Trade West , London, UK 21 Apr: Record Store Day (solo gig), Amersham Arms, London, UK 14 Jul: Tae … Read More

‘A Tribute To La Monte Young’ by ‘Infinite Music’ released on Magenta Vinyl on 15th June 2018!

James NichollsInfinite Music, News

Spacemen 3s Sonic Boom makes a return to Fire Records with ‘A Tribute To La Monte Young’ by ‘Infinite Music’. Released on Magenta Vinyl, housed in a reflective metallic sleeve, this limited edition release is out on 15th June 2018 and available to preorder now: https://infinite-music.bandcamp.com/ Infinite Music is a black magic collaboration between Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, ZOMBIE ZOMBIE’s Etienne Jaumet and Celine Wadier, a master of Indian Dhrupad singing and … Read More

A lot of love for Virginia Wing’s new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’!

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

“Genuinely transcendent” in The Guardian’s Best Music Of The Month: https://www.theguardian.com/…/the-months-best-music-april-m… Hear new track ‘Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day’ yesterday as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Lauren Laverne‘s ‘Headphones Moment’ following its first play and interview with Tom Ravenscroft on Good Friday. Listen again here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wypf5

Exclusive Pictish Trail 12″ ‘Who’s Comin’ In’ remix single coming out soon!

James NichollsNews, Pictish Trail

Taken from ‘Future Echoes’, ‘Who’s Comin’ In’ gets remixed by Joe Goddard(Hot Chip, The 2 Bears), celestial tones stretch this gorgeous track into an eight-minute dance floor banger that has a ‘trip-hop subtleness bridged with a Caribou feel’ (Clash Magazine). 12” also includes Tunnelz (aka KT Tunstall) remix! Pre order it here :  https://pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/whos-comin-in In the meantime, you can listen to it over and over right here: Spotify: http://bit.ly/whoscominin Apple Music: http://bit.ly/whoscomininnow Amazon.com:  https://amzn.to/2q2XT1r

Modern Studies new video now streaming on Vevo!

James NichollsModern Studies, News

Huge thank you to Folk Radio UK , Rumore and Vevo for streaming Modern Studies new video! You can catch them live next week in London, supporting Death And Vanilla at The Shacklewell Arms or elsewhere in UK and Scotland! Live dates below http://www.folkradio.co.uk/…/video-premiere-modern-studies…/ https://rumoremag.com/…/guarda-in-anteprima-il-video-di-mu…/ UK Tour Dates 6th April: Death and Vanilla & Modern Studiesl Shacklewell Arms, London 25th May: Happiness Hotel, Leith, UK 28th May: The Lexington, London, UK 30th May: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Scotland 31st May: The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, Scotland 1st … Read More

Happy release day to the Jazz Butcher ‘The Violent Years’ CD Book

James NichollsNews, The Jazz Butcher

Not too late to buy your copy of this expansive book-styled package of the first four albums from The Jazz Butcher’s early Creation Records’ years – 1988-1991. Featuring the much praised ‘Fishcotheque’, ‘Big Planet, Scarey Planet’, ‘Cult Of The Basement’ and ‘Condition Blue”. A sonic journey that takes The Jazz Butcher from a Weather Prophets-propelled rock ‘n’ roll visionary through to a lean jazz-tinged pop exponent. Underlining the clever lyrics, witticisms, … Read More

New Virginia Wing record ‘Ecstatic Arrow ‘ set for release on June 8th

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

New Virginia Wing record ‘Ecstatic Arrow ‘ set for release on June 8th. First single ”The Second Shift’ premiering over at The Quietus now ..’ The single is carried along as ever by Alice Merida Richards’ vocals sitting alongside a collection of brass instruments and synths’ . The duo also join the lineup for this year’s Sea Change festival, can’t wait ‘til August then catch them live with Hookworms this month! First listen here: http://thequietus.com/…/24183-virginia-wing-new-track-listen Pre-order at Bandcamp now: … Read More

Pictish Trail Releases Deluxe Edition ‘Future Echoes’ Out for Record Store Day 2018

James NichollsNews, Pictish Trail

Pictish Trail Releases Deluxe Edition ‘Future Echoes’ Out Record Store Day April 21st 2018 2LP cosmic vinyl. Featuring second disc of unreleased remixes and live material “One of the country’s most intriguing musicians.” Arts Desk It’s time for “Mysterious cinematic pop melancholia.” The Guardian So the legend goes, Johnny Lynch – the spark that ignites Pictish Trail – is something of a sonic hermit who has spent large parts of the past … Read More

Tangerine Dream’s classic soundtrack ‘Miracle Mile’ remastered and reissued for Record Store Day 2018

James NichollsFire Soundtracks, News, Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream’s classic soundtrack to cult film ‘Miracle Mile’. Remastered and Reissued on limited Explosive Orange Marble LP for Record Store Day 2018 (April 21st). An evocative and pulsing 40 minutes plus of vintage hi-gloss Tangerine Dream created for the cult American apocalyptic thriller Miracle Mile. Split into 11 tense pieces, a synth powered treasure that’s never previously been available on vinyl. Its motorik drive and spacious orchestral melody lines … Read More

Bark Psychosis’ second studio album ‘///Codename: Dustsucker’ reissued on Deluxe Gatefold Double LP

James NichollsBark Psychosis, News

Following the reissue of ‘Hex’ in late 2017, Fire Records reissue Bark Psychosis’ second studio album ‘///Codename: Dustsucker’ on Deluxe Gatefold Double LP. Pre order here: http://www.firerecords.com/…/bark-psychosis-codename-dusts…/ Arriving ten years after the band disbanded, the long-awaited and criminally overlooked follow up brings with it an evolution of their sound. Their experimentations are layered with blissed out electronics, shoegaze, post-rock and jazz are still at its fore as are Sutton’s crystalline vocals. … Read More

Happy Lady Bird Day, Soundtrack out today on vinyl!

James NichollsFire Soundtracks, News

Happy Lady Bird Day! Enjoy the beautiful soundtrack out today on vinyl. Order here : https://firesoundtracks.bandcamp.com/…/jon-brion-lady-bird-… Next weekend are the Oscars, so stay tuned – Lady Bird for President! In the meantime, sneaky preview of Greta Gerwig swooning over the wonderful Jon Brion ahead of her Soundtracking podcast interview with Edith Bowman later this week Listen here: http://www.edithbowman.com/

Modern Studies Announce New Album ‘Welcome Strangers’ Out May 18th

Jenna JonesModern Studies, News

Modern Studies announce new album ‘Welcome Strangers’ out May 18th and Reveal first track ‘Mud and Flame’ ‘Welcome Strangers’ is the second record by feral pop outliers Modern Studies. Elegiac and haunted, life-giving and triumphant, this beguiling return digs deep into landscapes both real and imagined, internal and external, in a work that might perhaps best be described as “kosmiche choral” or, if we’re pushing it “arts-und-crafts-werk”. Or, put simply, … Read More

Happy release day to Greta Gerwig’s masterpiece Lady Bird!

James NichollsFire Soundtracks, News

Happy release day to Greta Gerwig’s masterpiece Lady Bird! Catch it at the cinema now and enjoy the beautiful soundtrack by Jon Brion! Still available for pre order, releasing next friday! https://firesoundtracks.bandcamp.com/merch/jon-brion-lady-bird-limited-edition-white-vinyl-lp https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/jon-brion-lady-bird-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/

New Jane Weaver ‘The Lightning Back’ SEX SWING Remix now streaming!

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

New Jane Weaver ‘The Lightning Back’ SEX SWING Remix now streaming! Catch her on the road with Belle and Sebastian in Europe from tomorrow! 🇪🇦️ MondoSonoro http://www.mondosonoro.com/…/estrenamos-remix-sex-swing-ja…/ Rumore http://rumoremag.com/…/anteprima-jane-weaver-the-lightning…/ 🇸🇪️Hymn http://hymn.se/…/premiar-jane-weaver-the-lightning-back-se…/ 🇫🇷️Addict Culture https://addict-culture.com/jane-weaver-the-lightning-back-sex-swing/  Byte FM https://www.byte.fm/blog/redaktion/songpremiere-neuer-remix-von-jane-weavers-lightning-back-76602/️ 🇬🇧️ The Quietus http://thequietus.com/articles/24044-jane-weaver-sex-swing-remix   Live dates with Belle and Sebastian 16 Feb Muffathalle, Munich, Germany 17 Feb Admiralspalast Berlin , Germany 18 Feb Batschkapp Frankfurt Germany 19 Feb: Carré Amsterdam, Netherlands 21 Feb: DK Studio 1, Copenhagen, Denmark 22 Feb: Munchen Brewery, Stockholm, … Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day Folks!

James NichollsFire Soundtracks, News

 Happy Valentine’s Day Folks!  Jon Brion’s Lady Bird Soundtrack is the ideal playlist for today so listen again to hear Greta Gerwig talking about it with Lauren Laverne this morning http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0 and pre order your copy here ! https://firesoundtracks.bandcamp.com/merch/jon-brion-lady-bird-limited-edition-white-vinyl-lp

Death And Vanilla will play an exclusive London show on the 6th of April 2018 !

James NichollsDeath And Vanilla, Events, News

Death And Vanilla will play an exclusive London show on the 6th of April 2018 at The Shacklewell Arms ! Grab your tickets here  https://app.dice.fm/event/927dd-death-and-vanilla-6th-apr-the-shacklewell-arms-london-tickets and tune in to Gideon Coe‘s show from yesterday on BBC Radio 6 Music to listen to ‘Labyrinthe’ ! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09q3ktp

Limited edition new Jane Weaver​ 7″ ‘The Lightning Back’ ft. exclusive remix by SEX SWING​ out April 6th!

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

Indie store exclusive: Limited edition new Jane Weaver​ 7″ ‘The Lightning Back’ from her acclaimed ‘Modern Kosmology’ ft. exclusive remix by SEX SWING​ out April 6th. Catch Jane on the road across Europe with Belle and Sebastian this month and through April with PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING​ Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/weaver_lightning Live Dates: 16 Feb: Muffathalle, Munich, Germany w/ Belle & Sebastian 17 Feb: Admiralspalast Berlin Germany w/ Belle & Sebastian 18 Feb: Batschkapp Frankfurt Germany w/ Belle & Sebastian 19 Feb: Carre, … Read More

Pre-order Pere Ubu box set series ‘Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés 1987-1991’ out 6th April!

James NichollsNews, Pere Ubu

From today you can pre-order the fourth part in our Pere Ubu (Official)box set series ‘Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés 1987-1991’ out 6th April. 4LP box includes ‘The Tenement Year’, ‘Cloudland’, ‘Worlds In Collison’ and ‘The Lost Album’ along with poster. EU live dates: 22nd May: Switzerland, Zürich, Rote Fabrik 23rd May: Switzerland, Fribourg, Fri-Son 24th May: Germany, Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof 25th May: Germany, Nürnberg, Künstlerhaus 26th May: Austria, Vienna, Schauspielhaus 28th May: Germany, Berlin, Frannz Club … Read More

Out today: new live score from Death And Vanilla of Roman Polanski’s ‘The Tenant’

James NichollsDeath And Vanilla, News

Out today: new live score from Death And Vanilla of Roman Polanski’s ‘The Tenant’ on magenta vinyl. Catch them live at the Folkestone Quarterhouseon April 7th. “An ominous and beautiful companion to the band’s 2013 soundtrack to Carl Dreyer’s Vampyr” Clash Magazine “The results are haunted and haunting.. as in so creepy you’ll keep glancing over your shoulder. Somewhere between Angelo Badalamenti & krautrock” Prog “Firmly established in the contemporary retro-futurist camp. The tension in … Read More

Out today: Bardo Pond unleash glorious new album ‘Volume 8’.

James NichollsBardo Pond, News

Bardo Pond unleash glorious new album ‘Volume 8’ on  Limited Purple Vinyl/ Black Vinyl and CD. “A condensed and heightened take on the Bardo Pond group-mind.. it’s often breathtaking” Uncut Magazine “They churn and drone their way through epic tracks.. it’s excellent behaviour” Q Magazine Order now: http://www.firerecords.com/bardo-pond/

Hookworms share new track ‘Each Time We Pass’, featuring Virginia Wing’s Alice Merida Richards

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

Head over to Pitchfork today where you can hear Virginia Wing’s Alice Merida Richards on the latest Hookworms track! https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/each-time-we-pass/ “A duet with Hookworms’ MJ and Alice Merida Richards, “Each Time We Pass” grapples with romantic mistakes.. consumed by loneliness, they offer a gorgeous shift in perspective.” Official ‘Each Time We Pass’ video: Virginia Wing Tour Dates 02 Feb: The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK w/ Hookworms 03 Feb: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, … Read More

New Pictish Trail ‘Who’s Coming In’ remix from Joe Goddard now streaming!

James NichollsNews, Pictish Trail

Lovely new Pictish Trail ‘Who’s Coming In’ remix from Joe Goddard now streaming! Catch them on the road with Belle and Sebastian from this week across Europe then with British Sea Power in Glasgow. Huge thanks to Les Inrockuptibles, Mondo Sonoro and ROCKERILLAfor sharing the track, you can listen now via the link below.  Mondo Sonoro: http://www.mondosonoro.com/…/estreno-remix-joe-goddard-pic…/  ROCKERILLA: http://www.rockerilla.com/pictish-trail-anteprima/ Live Dates 05 Feb: De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium w/ Belle & Sebastian 06 Feb: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France w/ Belle & Sebastian 07 Feb: Salle Pleyel, … Read More

Virginia Wing Announce New Album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ Out June 2018

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing‘s new Album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ will be out in June 2018! This week Virginia Wing head out on the road with Hookworms across the UK and Europe. Virginia Wing Live Dates 02 Feb: The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK w/ Hookworms 03 Feb: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands w/ Hookworms 04 Feb: Rotondes, Luxembourg, Luxembourg w/ Hookworms 05 Feb: Privatclub, Berlin, Germany w/ Hookworms 06 Feb: Nest, Gent, Belgium w/ Hookworms 07 … Read More

Lady Bird Receives 5 Oscar Nominations!

James NichollsFire Soundtracks, News

Lady Bird receives 5 Oscar nominations for: Best Picture Best Actress Best Supporting Actress Best Original Screenplay Best Director Pre-order Jon Brion’s soundtrack now on Limited Edition white vinyl: www.smarturl.it/ladybird-white-lp Standard black vinyl also available here

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

James NichollsNews

Warehouse / Sales & Distribution Assistant – Fire Records, London.  Contact: sarah@firerecords.com 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

Virginia Wing Support Hookworms on Upcoming EU/UK Tour

James NichollsEvents, 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

James NichollsFire 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: www.smarturl.it/ladybird-white-lp Standard black vinyl also available here  

Jane Weaver Announced to Support Public Service Broadcasting this April

James NichollsEvents, 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

James NichollsFire 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

James NichollsEvents, 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

Jane Weaver Performs Live at The Quay Sessions – BBC Radio Scotland

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver, News

Incredible live Quay Session at BBC Radio Scotland from Jane Weaverlast night! Watch a live performance of ‘The Architect’ below. The the full episode is broadcast tonight from 9pm here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09j2y3l Watch ‘The Architect’ performed live here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05r3wzc

The Jazz Butcher ‘The Violent Years’

James NichollsNews, 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: http://bit.ly/2o3Tldw Pre-order ‘The Violent Years’ here: www.thejazzbutcher.bandcamp.com/album/the-violent-years

Goldflakepaint Premiere Pictish Trail’s ‘Lionhead’ Acoustic

James NichollsNews, 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

James NichollsEvents, 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

James NichollsHater, 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: http://www.firerecords.com/product/hater-red-blinders/

Jane Weaver Receives Round 11 Music Export Growth Scheme Funding!

James NichollsJane 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

James NichollsNews, 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: https://televisionpersonalities.bandcamp.com/ 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

Fire Records – Best of 2017

James NichollsHalf 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?

James NichollsHalf 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! https://halfjapanesefire.bandcamp.com/ 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!

Howe Gelb Piano Trio Return to UK / EU This November

James NichollsEvents, Howe Gelb, News

The Howe Gelb Piano Trio returns to the UK and Europe next month, full tour dates below. 04 Nov: WFMU’s Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ, USA 05 Nov: Hill Country LIVE, New York, NY, USA 10 Nov: PizzaExpress Live, Birmingham, UK 11 Nov: EFG London Jazz Festival @ PizzaExpress Live, Soho, London, UK 13 Nov: Akbank Jazz Festivali @ Babylon, Istanbul 15 Nov: Duc Des Lombards, Paris, France 16 Nov: zakk Düsseldorf, Germany 17 Nov: Ancienne Belgique – AB , Brussels, Belgium 19 Nov: Oslo Konserthus/Lille … Read More

Pictish Trail signs to Fire Records, throws up with excitement, embarks on European Tour !

James NichollsEvents, News, Pictish Trail

“Glazed with fun and pop and excitement” ★★★★ – Clash Magazine “Delights in roving electronica” ★★★★ – Uncut Magazine “A dark pop album, as joyful as it is unexpected” ★★★★ – MOJO “Purveyor of the finest space-age disco-wonk-pop” ★★★★ – “Lynch’s voice is consistent, strong and always beautiful” – The Quietus “Confident, spangly pop music” – Q Magazine “A warped myriad of apocalyptic symbolism.. brilliant” – The Guardian Full Tour Dates Europe (solo, supporting KT Tunstall) Sun … Read More

Stream Hater’s ‘Blushing’ on DIY Magazine + They Play The Shacklewell Arms, London – December 1st

James NichollsEvents, Hater, News

 Hater have announced new shows in support of their upcoming EP ‘Red Blinders’ – out December 1st on Fire Records!  The new single – ‘Blushing’ – is streaming over at DIY Magazine! It’s taken from the upcoming ‘Red Blinders’ EP – out December 1st. 29 Nov: Rough Trade East, London, UK (Rough Trade Recommends) 30 Nov: Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK  01 Dec: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK (Free Entry) Pre-order the EP on LP/CD/DL from Bandcamp here: https://haterfire.bandcamp.com/ and from … Read More

Pledge To The Chills Film Kickstarter Campaign

James NichollsNews, The Chills

Over $10,000 has been raised so far towards The Chills Film Kickstarter campaign! Check out the link below to pledge and get your hands on some exclusive The Chills merchandise, including these mystery boxes hand picked by Martin Phillipps himself, original Chills posters, signed records and more! www.thechillsfilm.com

Fire Records is Rough Trade’s Label Focus!

James NichollsNews

Fire Records is Rough Trade’s ‘Label Focus’ from September – October! Head there now to grab the new Television Personalities record ‘Beautiful Despair’, exclusive to Rough Trade stores’ amongst much more from the likes of Jane Weaver, Bark Psychosis, Death And Vanilla, Josephine Foster, The Chills, Howe Gelb, Half Japanese, Las Kellies, Noveller, Rats On Rafts, Virginia Wing, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Bardo Pond, Graham Reynolds Music, Angelo Badalamenti, Paul Haslinger, Pere Ubu (Official) Click here for more information!

Fire Records Sign Hater

James NichollsHater, News

Hater Sign To Fire Records New EP ‘Red Blinders’ out December 1st 2017 We’re thrilled to announce the signing of one of our favourite bands of 2017: Sweden’s Hater. The band are set to release new EP ‘Red Blinders’ in December. Following the release of their debut ‘You Tried’ (“our favorite record of the year” Gorilla Vs Bear and “one of the most gorgeous guitar songs in recent memory” Stereogum), they return with a new album in 2018. Hater are Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, … Read More

Fire Records Label Focus at Rough Trade + Exclusive Television Personalities LP

James NichollsNews, Television Personalities

Fire Records Announces unreleased Television Personalities LP ‘Beautiful Despair’ Limited Edition LP Only Available At Rough Trade’s Label Of The Month Next month Fire Records will be Rough Trade’s Label Of The Month / Label Focus in UK stores and the NYC Satellite store which means the labels recent & bestselling titles will be in dedicated racking alongside limited edition deluxe copies and exclusives from the label’s roster that includes Jane Weaver, Death And Vanilla, Virginia Wing, Noveller, … Read More

Jane Weaver To Release ‘The Architect’ EP – October 27th

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver will release ‘The Architect’ EP on October 27th! The release features the title track alongside unreleased new tracks and a special remix by Andy Votel. Pre-order on 12″ Vinyl here: http://www.firerecords.com/janeweaverstore/ Pre-order from digital platforms here: https://janeweaver.lnk.to/thearchitectepFA

Jane Weaver Nominated for 3 AIM Awards!

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver has been nominated for not one, not two but THREE AIM Independent Music Awards this year! Independent Breakthrough of the Year *Jane Weaver* Independent Album of the Year *Modern Kosmology* Independent Track of the Year *Slow Motion* Jane will release ‘The Architect’ EP on October 27th; more news to follow soon… Order ‘Modern Kosmology’ now: http://janeweavermusic.com/

Jane Weaver Live In Session for Lauren Laverne

James NichollsJane Weaver, News, Radio

Listen back to Jane Weaver‘s session for Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music to hear live versions of ‘Did You See Butterflies?’ and ‘The Lightning Back’! Both tracks are taken from the new album ‘Modern Kosmology’ available to purchase on LP/CD/DL here: http://www.firerecords.com/janeweaverstore/

Jane Weaver Announces European Tour This November

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver has just announced a European tour for November 2017! Full dates here: 12 Nov: Le Guess Who? 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands 14 Nov: Ancienne Belgique – AB, Brussels, Belgium 16 Nov: Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany 17 Nov: PRIVATCLUB Berlin, Berlin, Germany  20 Nov: Café V lesee, Prague, Czech Republic 21 Nov: Papiersaal, Zurich, Switzerland 24 Nov: Supersonic, Paris, France Tickets for all shows are on-sale NOW at: www.janeweavermusic.com

New Arrivals at Fire Towers

James NichollsESG, News

Just a few of today’s arrivals: ESG ‘Keep On Moving’ , Angelo Badalamenti ‘Blue Velvet – Original Sound Track’ Pre-order them below: Blue Velvet: http://www.firerecords.com/product/blue-velvet-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/ ESG: http://www.firerecords.com/product/esg-keep-on-moving/

Fire Records Sign Modern Studies!

James NichollsModern Studies, News

One of Scotland’s most progressive outfits, Modern Studies, join the Fire Records roster, slotting in seamlessly somewhere between Jane Weaver, Death And Vanilla , Noveller and Josephine Foster. Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut ‘Swell To Great’ (‘Gorgeous, warm and melancholic’ The Herald, **** MOJO), the quartet are currently in the studio recording their follow-up.