Fire Records – Best of 2017

Laura EleyHalf Japanese, Hater, News

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

Fire Records Sign Modern Studies!

Laura EleyModern 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.

Fire Records at Indie Label Market – Summer 2017

Laura EleyNews

It’s that time of year again.. Fire Records are heading to Indie Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market – Summer Edition! We’ll have copies of Jane Weaver’s #1 indie-charting record ‘Modern Kosmology’ along with other new releases from Death And Vanilla, Bardo Pond and Noveller! Over at our sister label Earth Recordings, we’ll have copies of our Anne Briggs reissue of ‘The Time Has Come’, Mikael Tariverdiev’s delightful ‘Film Music’ … Read More

The Vinyl District Support Fire’s 33 and 1/3 Anniversary!

Laura EleyNews

The Vinyl District have been featuring records from the Fire Records catalogue each day this week i n support of our 33.3rd anniversary! Read up below to discover lost gems, deep cuts, and your new favourite artists.. Feature 1 ‘Underrated Gems and Deeper Cuts’ featuring Orchestra Of Spheres, HTRK, Opossom http://www.thevinyldistrict.com/fire-records-at-thirty-three-and-a-third/2017/05/fire-records-thirty-three-third-underrated-gems-deeper-cuts/ Feature 2 ‘Enduring Relevance’ featuring Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Virginia Wing, Rats on Rafts,Las Kellies http://www.thevinyldistrict.com/fire-records-at-thirty-three-and-a-third/2017/05/fire-records-thirty-three-third-enduring-relevance/ Feature 3 ‘Lasting … Read More

Fire Records & Earth Recordings At Indie Label Market April 1st 2017

Laura EleyNews

That’s right, no fooling it’s the first Independent Label Market of the year on April 1st 2017! Fire Records will be there with new releases from Noveller, Half Japanese, Bardo Pond and the ‘Drive, He Said’ box set from Pere Ubu, whilst our sister label Earth Recordings will be selling the recently reissued Bert Jansch catalogue, Mikael Tariverdiev’s ‘Irony Of Fate’ OST, Howard Eynon, Jackson C. Frank and more!

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

Laura EleyNews, The Bevis Frond

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

Jane Weaver Joins Fire Records

Laura EleyJane Weaver

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

Premiere: Las Kellies ‘I Don’t Care’

Laura EleyLas Kellies

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

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

Laura EleyRats On Rafts

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 Drop First Single From New Album – ‘Don’t Bother Me’

Laura EleyScott & Charlene's Wedding

“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

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

Laura EleyNews

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

Fire Records Tourdates – Spring/Summer 2016 By Artist

Laura EleyEvents

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

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

Laura EleyNews

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

Fire Records + Earth Recordings at London’s Easter Indie Label Market

Laura EleyNews

We’re very excited to be part of the first 2016 Indie Label Market this April 2nd! Drop by our Fire and Earth stalls at Spitalfields Market where you’ll be able to pick up copies of the latest Fire releases including Josephine Foster’s beautiful ‘No More Lamps In The Morning’and Robert Pollard’s ‘Of Course You Are’ plus our special coloured vinyl section (including releases from The Lemonheads, Virginia Wing and Blank … Read More

The Bevis Frond Sign To Fire Records + Announce London Live Date

Laura EleyThe Bevis Frond

Fire Records are delighted to announce that seminal, British, Neo- Psych band The Bevis Frond have signed to the label; in celebration we are putting on a headline show at Dalston’s Birthdays on July 10th! If any artist has followed a tangential path intersecting with Hendrix, Big Star & Spacemen 3 along the way, that would be The Bevis Frond…and that’s not hyperbole, the evidence is to be found in countless … Read More

Josephine Foster announces UK tour dates

James NichollsJosephine Foster

The ever- wonderful Josephine Foster heads to the UK / EU this Feb/ March / April in support of her new album ‘No More Lamps In The Morning’ out today! UK Live Dates 25th February: London, Cafe Oto (solo) Tickets 26th February: London, Cafe Oto w/  Victor Herrero Tickets 3rd May: Glasgow, Glad Café – tickets 4th May: Shipley, Merchant’s Quay – Tickets 5th May: Norwich, Arts Centre Tickets 6th May: Sheffield, The Lamplight Club Tickets 7th May: Milton Keynes, MK … Read More

Wreckless Eric announces Spring Tour Dates

James NichollsWreckless Eric

Following on from the release of Wreckless Eric’s ‘amERICa’ in November, he returns to the road through this Spring to tour his latest album. ‘amERICa’ – it’s about Eric, it’s about America – a country he has toured since the late 70’s, and where he has lived since 2011. European Live Dates 12 Mar: Cultureel Centrum, Leopoldsburg, Belgium http://bit.ly/1kI51LK 13 Mar: CC Zoetegem, Zottegem, Belgium http://bit.ly/1Z2Xfd1 14 Mar: Café de … Read More

David Thomas and two pale boys Sign To Fire Records + Fire Tapes Reveals New David Thomas Video

James NichollsDavid Thomas and Two Pale Boys, Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu frontman David Thomas’ project two pale boys sign with Fire Records and release the first in a series of short documentary videos. Joining the Fire Records roster, David Thomas and two pale boys will reissue their entire catalogue this year. They are also to record new material for future releases. Watch ‘I Am The Conscience Of The Music Industry’ below. Stream David Thomas and two pale boys ‘Planet … Read More

RATS ON RAFTS Reveal New Video For ‘Some Velvet Morning’ + New Single Out 4th March

James NichollsRats On Rafts

Dutch post-punk maestro’s Rats On Rafts are back with their version of the Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra classic ‘Some Velvet Morning’. ‘Some Velvet Morning’ will be released on March 4th on 7″ vinyl, backed with a new version of album single ‘Last Day On Earth’. This comes ahead of a bunch of UK tourdates for the Rotterdam-based quartet – watch this space. “Given an absurdest overhaul by the Dutch … Read More

Pere Ubu ‘Coed Jail!’ Spring 2016

James NichollsPere Ubu

Pere Ubu launch ‘Coed Jail!,’ a tour drawing on the music from the two recent box set releases, ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ and ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ (Fire Records). We are thrilled to announce dates including The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, The Dome (Tufnell Park), London and a warm up show at Ramsgate Music Hall! Pere Ubu ‘Coed Jail!’ Live Dates 23 Mar: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK http://bit.ly/1RGCLb6 24 Mar: The Dome, … Read More

Robert Pollard Announces New Album ‘Of Course You Are’ Out 4th March

James NichollsRobert Pollard

Fire America is extraordinarily thrilled to release a Robert Pollard record world-wide. Of Course You Are is solo album number twenty four (!) by the tireless Guided By Voices auteur. Meticulously constructed, Of Course You Are is overstuffed with hooky tunes, riffs aplenty and skewed/skewering lyrics. Stream ‘My Daughter Yes She Knows’ from the album below and read the Stereogum premiere here.  

The Jazz Butcher reveals ‘Tombé Dans Les Pommes’ from reissue ‘Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers’

James NichollsThe Jazz Butcher

Fire are pleased to announce a series of reissues from The Jazz Butcher. This begins with ‘Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers’, a record initially self-released as a result of a successful Pledge Music campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy. Originally limited to just 1000 copies which quickly sold out, Fire Records will be releasing the album worldwide on February 19th. for the first time to coincide with a run of tour … Read More

Pere Ubu Announce New Box Set: ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’

James NichollsPere Ubu

Following the release of last year’s ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’, cult Cleveland band Pere Ubu kick off the new year with the announcement of a new box set entitled ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’, covering material from albums ‘New Picnic Time’, ‘Song Of The Bailing Man’, ‘The Art Of Walking’ plus a bonus of extras ‘Architectural Salvage’. The new box is available for pre-order here and will be released on … Read More

Josephine Foster Reveals New Track ‘A Thimbleful Of Milk’ from forthcoming album

James NichollsJosephine Foster

Modern American folk singer-songwriter Josephine Foster Reveals New Track ‘A Thimbleful Of Milk’, taken from her new album ‘No More Lamps In The Morning’. “She effortlessly dissolves barriers between herself and her fellow musicians, between music and listener, between language and expression” The Wire Recorded live to tape by Henry Hirsch and Patrick Higgins at Future-Past Studios, Hudson, New York during February 2014, the album features Foster on nylon string … Read More