Virginia Wing UK festival dates begin this week

LuciaEvents, News, Virginia Wing

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

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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

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Limited edition pink and purple coloured vinyl / CD ‘A Hard Man To Get To Know’ audio: https://spoti.fi/2XDJ3Bi 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:  www.sohoradiolondon.com/fire-records/ And of course a special mention to everyone from Soho Radio, Association of Independent Music and Jägermeister!

Virginia Wing drop new ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ EP

Jonathan ClancyNews, Virginia Wing

After three stunning albums that reminds us “of the astonishing things you can do with pop music” (The Quietus), Virginia Wing return with new limited-edition ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ EP and cassette ahead of their upcoming US summer tour. ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ is a collection of live interludes, abstract sketches, free form spoken word and improvised soundtrack. Using themes and motifs formed around making ‘Ecstatic Arrow’, Pale Burnt Lake is in equal parts soothing and … Read More

Virginia Wing announce US/CA summer tour

Jonathan ClancyEvents, News, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing head to the US and Canada for the first time this summer since the album’s release. Virginia Wing is the musical collaboration of Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay, formed in 2012 and currently based in Manchester (UK). Acutely aware of the misguided perceptions when operating within the paradigm of a male-female electronic group, their music is a sprawling amalgamation of experimental pop songs with texture, depth and nuance; … Read More

Sebadoh announce UK/EU tour, reveal new video for ‘Sunshine’

Jonathan ClancyNews, Sebadoh

Sebadoh have shared their new single and video for ‘sunshine‘ taken from the upcoming album ‘Act Surprised‘ out May 24th. They have also announced their first EU/UK tour supporting the album, see dates below. Lou Barlow on new track ” ‘sunshine’ is about going inside. Giving up, for the moment, on finding answers in nature or social rituals. Going inside, where I feel safe, and finding strength in intimacy.” 2019 Tour … Read More

Welsh Band Islet Join Fire Records, Reveal New Track ‘Clouds’ & May Live Dates

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The Return of  Listen to new track ‘Clouds’:  https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/islet-clouds Live dates 3 May Radnorshire Ales Microbrewery 4 May Machynlleth Comedy Festival 17 May Focus Wales, Wrexham 25 May Cardiff Psych and Noise Fest What you need to know: Remote Welsh outsiders, studying life via a refracting telescope, adept in the art of conjoining parts that don’t fit. A Powys trio whose free-spirited invention and exuberant intensity flows through experimental pop: … Read More

Virginia Wing reveal new ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ video & Southbank live date next week

Jenna JonesNews, Virginia Wing

‘Pale Burnt Lake’ video:  https://bit.ly/2UabiH6   On 2nd April Virginia Wing present “Further, Just Before” at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. A collaborative performance with sound artist Rachael Finney, dancer Maria Malone and AV artist Sam Wiehl. The performance explores the both physical and the digital body, exploring themes surrounding gender, space, reality and perception. They’ll be joined by Deep throat Choir and Mich Cota. UK live dates 02 Apr: Queen Elizabeth Hall … Read More

Jane Weaver announces ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ out 21st June

Jonathan ClancyJane Weaver, News

When science fiction turns science fact the effect can be truly momentous. The state demands that no-one wants an unlicensed machine-hum from an outbuilding; no-one wants clever prose mapping the future, no-one wants “music” that is attention-seeking, soul-defining, beneficial, Biblical, baroque and beautiful. No-one told Jane Weaver that. Jane Weaver’s multi-layered synthetics evolved into a welcoming slew with 2014’s ‘The Silver Globe’, continuing through to 2017’s ‘Modern Kosmology’. “Motorik rhythms and ancient technology … Read More

Vanishing Twin announce ‘The Age Of Immunology’

Jonathan ClancyNews, Vanishing Twin

Vanishing Twin announce their new album and first for Fire Records, ‘The Age Of Immunology‘, out June 7th 2019. The Age Of Immunology – which is sung in all the primary languages of the band – is the soundtrack for those who still believe in the pluralist dream, where the other is embraced and learned from, not isolated and destroyed. Pre-order the LTD edition cream and black swirl picture disc, Rough … Read More

Death And Vanilla touring the UK

Jonathan ClancyDeath And Vanilla, Events

Death And Vanilla have announced their first UK shows supporting the release of their new album ‘Are You A Dreamer‘ out on May 10th. See dates and ticket links below. May 24th: Totnes, Sea Change Festival May 26th: Cardiff, Psych & Noise Fest  May 29th: Manchester, Soup Kitchen May 30th: Lewes, Westgate Chapel May 31st: London, Shacklewell Arms

Sebadoh announce first studio album in six years ‘Act Surprised’ out 24th May

Jenna JonesNews, Sebadoh

Sebadoh announce first studio album in six years ‘Act Surprised’ out May 24 via Fire Records ‘celebrate the void’ video: https://youtu.be/TaAP3DJRADU ‘celebrate the void’ audio: https://fire-records.lnk.to/SebadohCTVPR White vinyl / CD/ DL Limited edition tri-colour vinyl – only 500 copies via Dinked Today, indie-rock pioneers Sebadoh announce their first new studio album in more than six years Act Surprised will be released on May 24th via Fire Records. The band release the official video for the album’s first single “celebrate the void” and also … Read More

The Chills announce 2019 US tour

LuciaEvents, News, The Chills

US Tour Dates: 19 Feb: The Bellhouse, NY, US 20 Feb: The Middle East, Boston, US 22 Feb: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, US 23 Feb: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, US 24 Feb: The Black Cat, Washington, US 26 Feb: Outer Limits Lounge, Detroit, US 27 Feb: The Empty Bottle, Chicago, US 28 Feb: The Turf Club, Minneapolis, US 2 Mar: The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, US 3 Mar: The Echo, … Read More

Fire Records BRITs Apprenticeship (applications open now)

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  We’re pleased to be taking parts in the BRITs apprenticeship scheme this year – we are advertising for a ‘Operations Assistant Apprentice’, the deadline for applications is 10th February 2019. The BRITs Apprentice Scheme is open to 18 years and over, and will give ten young people from the UK a unique, high quality, paid opportunity to work at a top independent record label or music company, learn about the recorded … Read More

Sea Change announce King Rocker preview + Earth Recordings special Bagpuss event

Jenna JonesFire Films, News

Sea Change announce King Rocker’s first preview, panel talk and The Nightingales live + Special Bagpuss Soundtrack event with Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner Our friends at Sea Change/The Drift Record Shop have announced a stunning line up for 2019. Following from last year, Fire Records continues it’s creative partnership with the festival to bring you an upfront preview of the King Rocker film (with Stewart Lee and Michael Cumming) and The Nightingales live, plus … Read More

Bardo Pond self-titled gets reissued on silver vinyl – out Jan 2019

Jenna JonesBardo Pond, News

Bardo Pond self-titled gets reissued on silver vinyl Out 18th January 2019 Bardo Pond – ‘Just Once’ audio: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/bardo-pond-just-once 2LP / CD Around the time of the original release of Bardo Pond’s eponymous eighth studio album in 2010 The Quietus was digging a re-issue of the band’s debut album from 1995 and exclaiming: ”You would be totally within your rights to stand up and say that Bardo Pond weren’t as … Read More

Howe Gelb announces new album ‘Gathered’ out 8th March & reveals first track with M. Ward

Jenna JonesHowe Gelb, News

Howe Gelb announces new album ‘Gathered’ out 8th March + Reveals first track ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ featuring M. Ward  Limited edition Gold LP / LP / CD ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep ft. M. Ward’ audio: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/howe-gelb-a-thousand-kisses-deep-feat-m-ward Featuring contributions from M. Ward, Anna Karina, Kira Skov, Pieta Brown, Talula Gelb, The Lost Brothers and JB Miejers  Photo credit: Christoph Voy “This is what we’ve gathered; A savored moment in Cordoba, Spain within the … Read More

The Chills announce 2019 US tour

Jonathan ClancyEvents, News, The Chills

US Tour Dates: 19 Feb: The Bellhouse, NY, US 20 Feb: The Middle East, Boston, US 22 Feb: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, US 23 Feb: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, US 24 Feb: The Black Cat, Washington, US 26 Feb: Outer Limits Lounge, Detroit, US 27 Feb: The Empty Bottle, Chicago, US 28 Feb: The Turf Club, Minneapolis, US 2 Mar: The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, US 3 Mar: The Echo, … Read More

The Lemonheads cover The Bevis Frond on new track & EU 2019 tour announced

Jenna JonesEvents, Lemonheads

The Lemonheads cover cult British psych-rockers The Bevis Frond on new cut from forthcoming album European 2019 tour announced ‘Old Man Blank’ audio link: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/the-lemonheads-old-man-blank Tour Dates 06 Feb: The Academy, Dublin, Ireland 07 Feb: Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland 08 Feb: Elmwood Hall, Belfast, UK 09 Feb: SWG3, Glasgow, UK 11 Feb: Wylam Brewery, Newcastle, UK 12 Feb: O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK 13 Feb: Leeds University Stylus, Leeds, UK 14 Feb: … Read More

Kristin Hersh Announces ‘Live And Loud’ Tour 2018/19

Jenna JonesEvents, Kristin Hersh, News

KRISTIN HERSH Announces “LIVE AND LOUD” Tour 2018/19 & ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ Out 5th Oct Link to share ‘LAX’: https://fire-records.lnk.to/KHLAXKM Kristin Hersh will be touring the UK in Spring 2019 with Rob Ahlers (50 Foot Wave) on drums and Fred Abong (Throwing Muses, Belly) on bass. 2018 ALBUM LAUNCH 25th Oct: Rough Trade East, London, UK 30th Oct: Rough Trade NYC, US “LIVE AND LOUD” TOUR 2019 9th Feb: Minifestival de … Read More

Rats On Rafts Japan live dates with Franz Ferdinand next week

Jenna JonesEvents, News, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts reveal new track ‘Meggy’(Rats On Rafts Version) + Japan live dates with Franz Ferdinand begins next week Rats On Rafts – Meggy (Rats On Rafts version) https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/rats-on-rafts-meggy “A barbed, entrancing slice of post-punk” Clash Live Dates 27 Nov: Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan w/ Franz Ferdinand 28 Nov: Osaka Zepp Bayside, Osaka, Japan w/ Franz Ferdinand 30 Nov: SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan “Meggy being the one song we still play live … Read More

Half Japanese announce new album ‘Invincible’ out 22nd February 2019

Jenna JonesHalf Japanese, News

Half Japanese Announce new album ‘Invincible’ Out 22nd February 2019 + Reveal first track and video Limited edition split black & white LP / CD /DL ‘Swept Away’ audio and video: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/half-japanese-swept-away https://youtu.be/GFIoQkdV8OI Puppet people, vampires and the walking dead frequent the world of Jad Fair’s songwriting – outside of those interruptions he’s besotted. Maybe even in love. He feels invincible and as the closing instrumental cut ‘Indestructible’ floats off … Read More

Josephine Foster’s ‘Faithful Fairy Harmony’ is out today!

Jonathan ClancyJosephine Foster, News

Josephine Foster’s stunning new album, Faithful Fairy Harmony, is out today on deluxe clear 2xLP / CD / Digital. Order and stream the record HERE. “A dreamily unique talent” The Guardian ★★★★ Guardian music ★★★★ Uncut Magazine ★★★★ Record Collector Magazine ★★★★ Norman Records ★★★★ AllMusic “Sounding like old folk standards that have become gently warped in their journey from the past to the present.” The A.V. Club Josephine raises a stained-glass lamp and shepherds us spelunking … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres – New Album ‘Mirror’ Out Today!

Jenna JonesOrchestra of Spheres

Orchestra Of Spheres New Album ‘Mirror’ Out Today + EU Tour Begins Today New ‘Mirror’ live video on Radio New Zealand: https://youtu.be/WSf1Lf8_Ky4 Live Dates 02 Nov: Festival Rituel 2, Rennes, France 03 Nov: Le Festival Invisible, Brest, France 05 Nov: Supersonic, Paris, France 07 Nov: L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland 08 Nov: Le Bourg, Lausanne, Switzerland 09 Nov: Musiques Volantes, Metz, France 10 Nov: Le Guess Who?, Utrecht, Netherlands 13 Nov : Loppen, Copenhagen, … Read More