The Chills reissues of ‘Submarine Bells’ and ‘Soft Bomb’ out now

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Newly reissued by Fire Records, these iconic early albums from The Chills catalogue have been remastered for a super sweet moment of ear candy, perfect for rediscovery. Back on vinyl for the first time is almost three decades, you can now get your hands on these much sought after reissues on the Fire shop, Bandcamp and direct from Fire USA. ORDER NOW     Submarine Bells (1990) The Chills’ second album from … Read More

Jane Weaver’s visual album ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ is now available to watch online

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This album successfully archives the key elements of Jane Weaver’s ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ tour. Bring Jane’s fully realised ‘Loops Variations’ and sonic installations into your own environment, this ‘visual accompaniment’ to the album is an experimental film installation featured on the tour and created by Nick Farrimond. Originally only available on the deluxe DVD release of the album, you can now rent/purchase this visual album and watch at … Read More

Brigid Mae Power’s new album ‘Head Above The Water’ is out now

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‘Head Above The Water’ is the new album from Brigid Mae Power, a coming of age opus featuring a groundbreaking amalgamation of traditional folk and country. Recorded in analogue studio The Green Door in Glasgow with Alasdair Roberts co-producing alongside Brigid and Peter Broderick. It’s a continuing tale of everyday survival; more diverse, different, a bigger canvas, with broader brushstrokes. Brigid Mae Power‘Head Above The Water’ Rough Trade Exclusive ‘Blue Drop’ Clear Vinyl, White LP and … Read More

New Fire Records release dates for Record Store Day 2020

LuciaBardo Pond, Black Lips, Events, Fire Soundtracks, Giant Sand, Josephine Foster, News, Record Store Day, Television Personalities, The Bevis Frond, The Groundhogs, The Jazz Butcher, Throwing Muses

Record Store Day 2020 will now be spread out across three dates, August 29th, September 26th and October 24th. Fire Records will be releasing new material from Black Lips featuring Kesha alongside special reissues from The Lemonheads, Throwing Muses, The Groundhogs and the third installment of our Television Personalities singles collection. We’ll also be unearthing Dennis Hopper‘s ‘The Last Movie’ OST for the first time with a special RSD release over at Earth Recordings. FULL LIST OF RELEASES August … Read More

Modern Studies’ new album ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ is out now

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‘The Weight Of The Sun’ is the third studio LP from kosmische folk-rock four-piece Modern Studies. This third outing makes for a glorious compendium of haunted disco hallelujahs; mercurial krautrock chorales; cosmic pop adagios and euphoric, resilient, anthems. Modern Studies‘The Weight Of The Sun’ Dinked ‘Sunburst Splatter’ Vinyl, Black Vinyl and CD

Ship Ship Ship! 15% discount on our online store valid during this ‘Splendid Isolation’

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Given the situation in our industry (shops closed, tours cancelled, RSD postponed) we want you to know that our mailorder is up and running and that we are shipping regularly.  We’ve created the code ‘SPLENDIDISOLATION’ (in honour to The Bevis Frond classic song from ‘Miasma’) that gives you 15% discount on all records/items in our Web Store/Bandcamp, have a browse! The Bevis Frond – Splendid Isolation

Outer Limits Festival Photos

LuciaDeath And Vanilla, Events, Islet, Jane Weaver, Modern Studies, News, Pictish Trail, Vanishing Twin

Take a look back at some of the best moments of the extraordinary celebration of all things Fire that was The Outer Limits. Featured in this gallery: Jane Weaver as Fenella, Vanishing Twin, Death And Vanilla, Islet, Pictish Trail & Modern Studies. Co-promoted with our pals from Eat Your Own Ears at Studio 9294 in Hackney Wick. Visuals by Innerstrings.     Vanishing Twin Fenella Death And Vanilla Pictish Trail Islet … Read More

Sebadoh announce EU Spring Tour

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“The strongest Sebadoh release since 1996’s Harmacy” Pitchfork  EU Tour Dates 06 Mar: Le 106, Rouen, France 07 Mar: La Route Du Rock Festival, Saint Malo, France 08 Mar: Muziekodroom, Hasselt, Belgium 09 Mar: Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands 11 Mar: Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen, Denmark 12 Mar: Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway 14 Mar: Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden 16 Mar: Lagerhaus, Bremen, Germany 17 Mar: Forum, Bielefeld, Germany 18 Mar: Beatpol, Dresden, Germany 19 Mar: Hybrydy, Warsaw, Poland 21 … Read More

Islet announce new album ‘Eyelet’ (Out 6th March 2020)

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‘Eyelet’ is released on limited edition neon orange LP, die cut sleeve and CD.Pre-Order (Out 6th March 2020): A Powys trio whose free-spirited invention and exuberant intensity flows through experimental pop: hypnotic, exhilarating and defiantly unique. The Welsh band Islet return with the release of their long-awaited new album. Eyelet was recorded at home tucked away in the hills of rural Mid Wales. It took form the months following the birth of band members Emma and Mark … Read More

Black Lips announce ninth studio album ‘Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart’ (Out 24th January 2020)

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‘Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart’ is released on limited edition red transparent vinyl with die-cut sleeve and poster as well as standard LP and CD. Pre-order (Out 24th January 2020): It’s country music but not as we know it which begs the question: Have these Bad Kids of 21st Century rock ’n’ roll finally grown up on their ninth studio album? Are they at peace with themselves? Have they … Read More

Black Lips European Tour Starts Next Week

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Atlanta originals, Black Lips join forces with Fire Records revealing first single ‘Odelia’ with a new album out early 2020 in collaboration with Vice. Now twenty years into their career the exuberant quintet are touring across the US before heading to Europe for an extensive tour this November. EU Live Dates08 Nov: EartH, London, UK09 Nov: The White Hotel, Salford, UK10 Nov: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK12 Nov: Stereo, Glasgow, … Read More

Pictish Trail’s Micro-Edition UK Tour Kicks Off Next Month

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Pictish Trail (aka Johnny Lynch) is touring all over the UK next month with his Micro-Edition™ Tour to perform some brand new songs & rework some old favourites. He’s going under the name Pictish Trail (Micro-Edition™ Tour) on account of the fact it’s just him & his pal Suse Bear. 07 Nov: Rhos Yr Hafod, Llanon, UK06 Dec: Old Cinema Laundrette, Durham, UK08 Dec: South Street, Reading, UK09 Dec: Café … Read More

Black Lips Sign To Fire Records – New Single ‘Odelia’ – US & European Tour Dates

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Atlanta originals, Black Lips join forces with Fire Records revealing first single ‘Odelia’ with a new album out early 2020 in collaboration with Vice. Now twenty years into their career the exuberant quintet are touring across the US before heading to Europe for an extensive tour this November. A powerhouse of angst wrapped in traditional melodies, it’s a wild rumble fusing their musical journey from garage rock, punk and psychedelia … Read More

8 Fire Artists Announced For Next Years SXSW

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SXSW has announced the first round of artists for the 2020 edition of the music festival which runs March 16 – 22 in Austin, Texas. Nearly 300 performers were announced, including Kristin Hersh, Vanishing Twin, Hater, Jane Weaver, Virginia Wing, Islet, Pictish Trail and previous Fire alumni HTRK. Read More: SXSW announces initial 2020 lineup 

Pictish Trail Announces New Album ‘Thumb World’ Out 21st Feb 2020 – First Track ‘Slow Memories’

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Fire Records announce brand new material from Johnny Lynch, AKA Isle-of-Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail. Kaleidoscopically out-of-this-world ode to heavenly surrender ‘Slow Memories’ accompanied by a stunning animated video by renowned Scottish designer Swatpaz (Davey Ferguson) – is the first track to be previewed from Johnny’s fourth album Thumb World, which is due for release on February 21, 2020. Four years in the making, Thumb World is the … Read More

Kristin Hersh ‘Crooked’ reissue out today

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“Crooked is a primal and piercing album that captures the discomfort of emotional and physical disconnection.”  Bandcamp – Album Of The Day “Far too good to languish simply as a download”Long Live Vinyl “A key text in the Kristin canon”Record Collector Following a special vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day celebrating its tenth anniversary, ‘Crooked’ is reissued on black vinyl and CD out today September 27th. ORDER: ‘A figurehead for feminist … Read More

Vanishing Twin European Tour Kicks Off

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21 Sep: Lévitation Festival, Angers France22 Sep: BAM Festival, Barcelona, Spain10 Oct: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, Oxford, UK11 Oct: Glorious Traces, The Glad Café, Glasgow, UK12 Oct: Lost Map All-dayer, Bellfield, Edinburgh, UK20 Nov: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands22 Nov: Festival Invisible, Brest, France27 Nov: Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Germany28 Nov: Import Export, Münich, Germany29 Nov: Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany30 Nov: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark01 Dec: Aalhaus, Hamburg, Germany04 Dec: … Read More

The Bevis Frond September Live Dates Begin Next Week

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Listen to BBC6 Music’s Session with Marc Riley 26 Sep: The Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK 27 Sep: The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK 28 Sep: Aatma, Manchester, UK 10 Oct: Arena, Berlin, Germany The Jericho Tavern (Oxford), The Bevis Frond at the Old Hairdressers (Glasgow) & Aatma (Manchester) tour posters.

Jane Weaver reveals ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ new editions

Jonathan ClancyJane Weaver, News

Pink vinyl edition and deluxe ‘bookback’ CD/DVD includes new illustrations & experimental visual installation from the tour This unique package successfully archives the key elements of Jane Weaver’s ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ tour. ORDER Housed in a concise limited-edition pocket-compendium the new CD version brings Jane’s fully realised ‘Loops Variations’ and sonic installations into your own environment with new illustrations based on the songs by Andy Votel and DVD … Read More

Vanishing Twin reveal new video for ‘You Are Not An Island’

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“A song that seems to act as a microcosm for the album as a whole, it moves from palatial and oh-so-English folk scenes towards warped electronics.. a fascinating piece”  Clash  ‘The Age Of Immunology‘ ★★★★ Pitchfork★★★★★ Popmatters★★★★★ The Vinyl District★★★★ Loud and Quiet★★★★ Uncut★★★★ Q ★★★★ Record Collector★★★★ Shindig★★★★ Norman Records ★★★★ The 405  Get the album here.

Outer Limits Showcase: Vanishing Twin, Jane Weaver pres. Fenella, Death And Vanilla, Islet, Pictish Trail and more

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Here it is ! An extraordinary celebration of all things Fire, co promoted by our pals at Eat Your Own Ears and featuring Jane Weaver as Fenella, Vanishing Twin, Death And Vanilla, Islet, Pictish Trail all on the same bill. Hosted by Studio 9294 in Hackney Wick on Saturday December 14th. Tickets are just £12 on Dice, Ticketweb and Seetickets.  

Islet playing in Korea

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Islet will be heading off to Asia to play Zandari Festa in Seoul on September 28th. Band will be supported by Focus Wales on their trip. More dates announced soon!

Jane Weaver’s new ensemble Fenella take on Marcell Jankovics’ 1981 fantasy epic ‘Fehérlófia’ out 1st November & Outer Limits London Live Date 14th December

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Pre-order link: Fenella – 2019 live dates11 Oct: Glorious Traces, The Glad Café Glasgow, UK12 Oct: Lost Map All-dayer Edinburgh, UK14 Dec: Outer Limits, Studio 9294, London UK w/ Vanishing Twin, Death and Vanilla, Pictish Trail & Islet ‘Fenella’ is the latest project from Jane Weaver – musical polymath and one of the most respected electronic composers of recent times. Having already released three critically-acclaimed LP’s within the last five years Weaver’s creativity continues to … Read More

Hater drop new 7″ ‘Four Tries Down / It’s A Mess’

LuciaHater, News

Malmo’s much-praised quartet of Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Adam Agace and Lukas Thomasson release two glorious new tracks hot on the heels of ‘Siesta’, their excellent second album of last year on Fire Records. “Swoony Swedish indie-pop.” Record Collector “Too noisy to be indie pop, too sweet to be post punk.” Clash ‘Four Tries Down’ and ‘It’s A Mess’ further hone the band’s dream pop adding extra allure through the musical interplay that coagulates behind Caroline Landahl’s ethereal … Read More

Giant Sand announce German tour in November 2019

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‘Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men’ (Out 20th September 2019) will be available on limited edition pink and purple coloured vinyl / CD. Giant Sand add more dates to their ‘Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men’ Europe Tour. They’ll be heading to Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the end of the year, besides several dates in Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and UK. EU live dates09 Nov: Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands  10 Nov: … Read More

Pictish Trail announces Steve Mason tour support November 2019

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“One of the country’s most intriguing musicians.” The Arts Desk“Mysterious cinematic pop melancholia.” The Guardian Johnny Lynch AKA Pictish Trail announces he’ll be hitting the road with multi-instrumentalist Suse Bear (Tuff Love) supporting Steve Mason on his upcoming November tour. If you can’t wait until winter 2019 then there’s a bunch of summer live dates coming up including Green Man Festival, British Sea Power’s Krankenhaus festival in Barrow-in-Furness and a Lost Map Showcase taking place … Read More

Modern Studies & Tommy Perman’s new LP out today

Jenna JonesNews

Out Today: Modern Studies and Tommy Perman new album  ‘Emergent Slow Arcs’  “Brilliant” Mojo    “A brilliant album”  Norman Records “A mysterious, frequently fascinating ambient techno record” AllMusic  ★★★★ Mojo ★★★★ AllMusic ★★★★ The Vinyl District ★★★★ Norman Records Limited to 500 copies with unique hand-cut sleeve Buy/Stream: A story and some questions: Ever had that experience when a small innovative person has dismantled the Lego Millennium Falcon? Then, when you try to re-assemble it, … Read More

Double Job Alert: Fire Records seeks Label Assistant & Distribution/Mailorder Assistant

Jonathan ClancyNews

Fire Records is growing and expanding with offices in North America and Europe and we are looking to add motivated people to our London team… – Label Assistant (Full Time)  The Fire Records Group is rapidly expanding and is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working Label Assistant to join their growing team. The successful candidate will work across all areas of the business and will directly assist the directors, business affairs and label manager … Read More

Virginia Wing UK festival dates begin this week

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UK dates19 Jul: Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK 24 Aug: Headrow House & Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK 29 Aug-01 Sep: End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK 18 Oct: Wild Paths Festival, Norwich, UK 19 Oct: Boudica Festival, Coventry UK US Tour Dates 30 Jul: Cooper Owl, Victoria, BC, Canada 31 Jul: Static Jupiter, Vancouver, BC, Canada 01 Aug: The Vera Project, Seattle, WA, US 02-04 Aug: Pickathon … Read More

Hater US Tour 2019

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Hater head to the US for the first time this summer since the release of “Siesta” (2018). 07 Sep: The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, CA, US08 Sep: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, US09 Sep: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA, US11 Sep: Holocene, Portland, OR, US12 Sep: Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA, US13 Sep: The Bartlett, Spokane, WA, US14 Sep: Neurolux, Boise, ID, US18 Sep: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA US19 Sep: Berlin, … Read More

Fire at the Independent Label Market

Jonathan ClancyNews

Fire Records will be at the summer Independent Label Market on July 13th in London at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross. Come along and enjoy DJ sets & live music from 11am to 6.30pm. Jane Weaver will be signing her new album ‘Loops In The Secret Society‘ at 2pm at our stall. We will have a selected amount of archive releases, rarities, classics, test pressings and all our new releases … Read More

Kristin Hersh announces ‘Crooked’ reissue out Sept & London live date

Jenna JonesKristin Hersh, News

“She’s still as powerful a presence as she ever was.” Pitchfork“Her significant solo output has been remarkable”Drowned In Sound Live Date10th Nov: The Jazz Café, Camden, London UKw/ support from Fred Abong Following a special vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day celebrating its tenth anniversary, ‘Crooked’ will be reissued on black vinyl and CD on 27thSeptember. ‘A figurehead for feminist indie rock’ (Classic Rock), Kristin Hersh achieved a music and publishing first when her … Read More

Giant Sand reveal first track from new LP out September & announce London live date 21st November

Jenna JonesNews

Limited edition pink and purple coloured vinyl / CD ‘A Hard Man To Get To Know’ audio: EU live dates09 Nov: Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands  10 Nov: Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands11 Nov: Zonnehuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands13 Nov: Nosta, Opwijk, Belgium14 Nov: Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain15 Nov: Cafe Berlin, Madrid, Spain16 Nov: Loco Club, Valencia, Spain17 Nov: La Nau, Barcelona, Spain21 Nov: Under The Bridge, Fulham, London UK It’s 33 and a third years since … Read More

Fire Records at Soho Radio

LuciaNews, Vanishing Twin

Thanks to everyone that came to our Soho Radio Label Lodge last week! Here are some snaps of everyone that made our radio takeover possible: Stewart Lee, Michael Cumming, Vanishing Twin, Stephen Coates, Paul Haslinger and Dave Henderson! 📻You can find all the podcasts here: And of course a special mention to everyone from Soho Radio, Association of Independent Music and Jägermeister!