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

LuciaBlack Lips, Events, News

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

LuciaEvents, Hater, HTRK, Islet, Jane Weaver, Kristin Hersh, News, Pictish Trail, Vanishing Twin, Virginia Wing

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

Vanishing Twin European Tour Kicks Off

LuciaEvents, News, Vanishing Twin

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 https://bbc.in/2kNBdna 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.

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

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

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

Jenna JonesEvents, Jane Weaver, News, Press

Pre-order link:https://fire-records.lnk.to/fenella 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

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

Jenna JonesEvents, News, Pictish Trail

“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

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

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

Death And Vanilla touring the UK

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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

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

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

Jane Weaver Solo Tour ‘LOOPS IN THE SECRET SOCIETY’

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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

This Corner of England #2

James NichollsEvents, Jowe Head, The Bevis Frond, The Jazz Butcher, This Corner Of England #2

  Dictionary Pudding + Fire Records proudly present The Bevis Frond plus the Jazz Butcher Jowe Head The 100 Club / SUNDAY 27th MAY 2018 TICKETS HERE: Ticket link : https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-bevis-frond/100-club/1206772 A Celebration Of The Bevis Frond On Sunday 27th May 2018 + very special guests! This Corner of England celebrates the legendary, and incredibly influential, English psychedelic outfit The Bevis Frond with a whole day of music at the 100 … Read More

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

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

Special Pere Ubu show at the Borderline on 19th May!

James NichollsEvents, Pere Ubu

London! We can now confirm that the MonkeyNet Euro Tour will be kicking off at Borderline, Soho, on Saturday 19th May, hosted by Baba Yaga’s Hut. Tickets here : https://www.seetickets.com/…/pere-ubu/the-borderline/1199584 TICKETS ARE LIVE and, as always, we gotta tell you to be quick because we can’t squeeze em in anymore than we already do. We can confirm that this will be the ONLY UK gig on this run – stay tuned for more news … 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

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

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

Clash Premiere Pictish Trail’s live video for ‘Lionhead’

James NichollsEvents, Pictish Trail

Clash Magazine premiere Pictish Trail‘s video for ‘Lionhead’, live at Lost Map‘s Howlin’ Fling Festival! Be sure to catch the band at one of the dates below! WATCH HERE December 6 Bristol The Crofters Rights 7 Stroud The Prince Albert , Stroud 8 Brighton Rialto Theatre 9 London Union Chapel (Daylight Music) 9 London Paper Dress Vintage SOLD OUT 10 London Lost Map’s Strange Invitation, Strongroom Bar 11 Milton Keynes The Stables 2 12 York The Crescent 13 Hebden Bridge Hebden Bridge Trades 16 … Read More

Hater Europe tour announced for Jan/Feb 2018!

James NichollsEvents, Hater

Hater head to the UK tomorrow to play shows at Rough Trade East, The Shacklewell Arms, Soup Kitchen and London Fields Taproom, before embarking on their first EU headline tour in Jan/Feb 2018! Full tour dates below. The ‘Red Blinders’ EP is out this Friday and you can pre-order here Hater  17 Jan: Hafenklang (Goldener Salon) , Hamburg, Germany   18 Jan: Eurosonic Festival, Huis De Buirs, Groningen, Netherlands    19 Jan: L’Olympic Café, Paris, France  20 Jan: Roodkapje, Rotterdam, Netherlands  21 Jan:  Paradiso (upstairs), Amsterdam, Netherlands   30 Jan: … 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

Lots of London Shows announced for New signings Hater and Pictish Trail!

James NichollsEvents, Hater, Pictish Trail

Lots of London shows coming up for our two newest signings Hater and Pictish Trail – December’s going to be a good’un! Hater 29 Nov: Rough Trade East, London, UK 01 Dec: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK  02 Dec: London Fields Taproom, London, UK Pictish Trail 02 Dec: London Fields Taproom, London, UK 09 Dec: Union Chapel (Daylight Music), London, UK 09 Dec: Paper Dress Vintage, London, UK – SOLD OUT 10 Dec: Lost Map’s Strange Invitation: Xmas Party, Strongroom, London, UK

Fire Records Presents Hater & Pictish Trail – London Fields Brewery – 2nd December

James NichollsEvents, Hater, Pictish Trail

We are throwing an end of year party featuring two of the labels’ newly signed bands: psychedelic pop quintet Pictish Trail from the Isle of Eigg and Swedish indie /garage rockers Hater! Tickets only £10 here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/421395 Pictish Trail “Mysterious, cinematic, pop melancholia” The Guardian Throughout his career Pictish Trail – aka Johnny Lynch – has resolutely furrowed his own path, steadily creating a unique catalogue of recordings and performances through his … Read More

Jane Weaver Reschedules Glasgow show – 12th Dec at King Tut’s

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver‘s rescheduled Glasgow date takes place at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Tuesday 12th December. Limited extra tickets are available at: http://po.st/JaneGlasgow Tickets for the cancelled show remain valid. Refunds are available from point of purchase should this rescheduled date not work for you.

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

Modern Studies play Sounding at Celtic Connections – 21 Jan 2018

James NichollsEvents, Modern Studies

Modern Studies, Lomond Campbell and the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra bring SOUNDING to Celtic Connections in January 2018   SOUNDING, the critically-acclaimed run of multimedia concerts staged by Modern Studies, Lomond Campbell and the Pumpkinseed Chamber Orchestra at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will return at Celtic Connections in Glasgow on 21st January 2018. A 12 minute documentary of the original run of SOUNDING shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe by filmmaker … 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

Noveller heads to Europe

James NichollsEvents, Noveller

Noveller’s  European tour begins next week! Please join her if you’re in or around the following cities: OCTOBER 11 @ Frameless-Munich, Germany 13 @ Gaswerk- Winterthur, Switzerland  14 @ Dream Music Festival- Malmo, Sweden 17 @ Silent Green, Berlin, Germany- double bill w/ Fennesz 18 @ Blå, Oslo, Norway 19 @ Bello Bar, Dublin, Ireland

A Scanner Darkly at The Genesis Cinema – 22 Oct

James NichollsEvents

6.00pm – Sunday 22nd October – The Genesis Cinema Screening + Q&A + Live Demonstration from composer Graham Reynolds To celebrate its release on vinyl, for the first time ever, Fire Records present a screening of Richard Linklater’s adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name–A SCANNER DARKLY, with a musical demonstration and Q&A by composer Graham Reynolds. A frequent collaborator of Linklater, Graham will be working … Read More

A Scanner Darkly at The Prince Charles Cinema – 21 Oct

James NichollsEvents

12.00 Midday – The Prince Charles Cinema – 21st October Screening + Q&A To celebrate its release on vinyl, for the first time ever, Fire Records present a screening of Richard Linklater’s adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name–A SCANNER DARKLY, with a musical demonstration and Q&A by composer Graham Reynolds. A frequent collaborator of Linklater, Graham will be working with Richard Linklater once again for his upcoming … Read More

Hater Perform at The Conference, Malmö

James NichollsEvents, Hater

Click here to watch a live video of our newest signing – Hater – performing a new track ‘Blushing’, at The Conference in Malmo a few weeks ago! The new EP ‘Red Blinders’ will be released on December 1st.. watch this space for more new on the bands’ tour dates!

Rats on Rafts Play Sea Change + London & Bristol

James NichollsEvents, Rats On Rafts

Rotterdam post-punks head back to the UK next weekend! They play the below dates. Rats On Rafts     25 Aug: Café Café, Hasselt, Belgium 26 Aug: Sea Change Festival, Totnes, UK 28 Aug: Crofters Rights, Bristol, UK   29 Aug: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK  Listen to ‘Sleep Little Child’ below

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

Jane Weaver Manchester Ritz Show Announced

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver has announced her biggest Manchester headline show to date, at the O2 Ritz on November 30th with support from She Drew The Gun and Pictish Trail! Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10am here: https://tickets.o2priority.co.uk/events/jane-weaver/4963

Las Kellies head to UK / EU for Glastonbury, Benicassim Festivals + more!

James NichollsEvents, Las Kellies

Argentinian Post Punk / New Wave grrl trio Las Kellies head back to UK shores to play the below dates later this month! Las Kellies Tour Dates 2017 22 Jun: The Victoria, London, UK    23 Jun: Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK    29 Jun: Comme Nous Broulons Festival, Paris, France    30 Jun: Penny Lane, Rennes, France    01 Jul: Cisai-St-Aubin, Biches Festival, France    08 Jul: Fstival Maison Fumetti, Nantes, France  12 Jul: Sala Begood, Barcelona, Spain 14 Jul: … Read More

Jane Weaver Manchester & London – SOLD OUT!

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver’s Manchester show at Band on The Wall has sold out, as well as the sold out Lexington show in London! Don’t worry there will be plenty more opportunities to catch Jane on the road later this year; full tour dates below! Jane Weaver 18 May: Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham, UK 19 May: Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT 20 May: The Great Escape Festival, … Read More

Howe Gelb Announces Support for UK / Ireland Tour

James NichollsEvents, Howe Gelb, News

Howe Gelb Piano Trio Announce Special Guest Lonna Kelley UK/Ireland Live Dates May 2017 Howe Gelb ‘Impossible Thing’ audio: European Tour Dates 06 May – CH – Zurich – El Lokal 07 May – CH – Bern – Dachstock 08 May – DE – Stuttgart – Theaterhaus 09 May – DE – Dresden – Jazzclub Tonne 10 May – DE – Berlin – Quasimodo 11 May – BE – Liege … Read More

Jane Weaver Announces UK and Ireland Oct/Nov Tour Dates

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver Announces UK and Ireland Oct/Nov Tour Dates & Reveals ‘Modern Kosmology’ In The Studio Video Promo video link: ““Her best yet.” Uncut “Jane Weaver is hitting her creative side to brilliant effect” MOJO “Weaver has clearly had an epiphany and this is her best album to date” Record Collector “Epic kraut-pop opera teeming with motorik rhythms and analogue synths.” NPR “A mind-expanding delight, devoid of retro posturing.” Guardian … Read More

Pictish Trail and Rats on Rafts Added to ‘This Corner of England’ Day Festival!

James NichollsEvents, News, Rats On Rafts, The Bevis Frond, The Jazz Butcher, Wreckless Eric

This Corner of England celebrates 30 years of the legendary, and incredibly influential,  English psychedelic outfit “The Bevis Frond” with a whole day of music at the London Fields Brewery on Sunday May 28th The Bevis Frond have ultimately become the UK’s leading underground psychedelic rock band with supporters such as comedian Stewart Lee, Dinosaur Jr, Evan Dando, David Tibet, Teenage Fanclub and more. Live, the line-up today includes: Paul … Read More

Noveller To Support Helium on USA Tour Throughout June 2017

James NichollsEvents, News, Noveller, Publishing

Noveller Tour Dates w/ Helium 06 Jun: Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, USA 07 Jun: Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA, USA 08 Jun: Rough Trade – Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA 09 Jun: Mercuy Lounge, New York, NY, USA 10 Jun: The Sinclair, Boston, MA 12 Jun: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON, USA 13 Jun: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, USA 14 Jun: Marble Bar, Detroit, MI, USA 15 Jun: The … Read More

Howe Gelb UK and Europe Tour

James NichollsEvents, Howe Gelb, News

Howe Gelb and his Piano Trio are back on tour throughout May 2017! Full dates below Watch the video for ‘Irresponsible Lovers’ below Howe Gelb Piano Trio Tour Dates 06 May: El Lokal, Zurich, Switzerland 07 May: Dachstock, Bern, Switzerland 08 May: Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany 09 May: Jazzclub Tonne, Dresden, Germany 10 May: Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany 11 May: Jazz A Liege Festival, Liege, Belgium 13 May: Café Oto, London, UK … Read More

The Groundhogs (Rhythm Section) Added to ‘This Corner Of England’ Festival

James NichollsEvents, News, The Bevis Frond, The Jazz Butcher, Wreckless Eric

‘This Corner Of England’ Announces The Groundhogs (Rhythm Section) London Fields Brewhouse – May 28th ‘This Corner Of England’ Playlist https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/sets/this-corner-of-england-2017 This Corner of England celebrates 30 years of the legendary, and incredibly influential,  English psychedelic outfit “The Bevis Frond” with a whole day of music at the London Fields Brewery on Sunday May 28th The Bevis Frond have ultimately become the UK’s leading underground psychedelic rock band with supporters … Read More

Evan Dando Announces ‘Baby I’m Bored’ USA Tour Dates

James NichollsEvan Dando, Events, News

Evan Dando Announces ‘Baby I’m Bored’ US Tour Dates June 2017 ‘Baby I’m Bored’ audio: Evan Dando US Tour Dates June 15, 2017: San Francisco CA, The Chapel June 16, 2017: Los Angeles CA, The Roxy Theatre June 17, 2017: San Diego CA, The Casbah June 20, 2017: Chicago IL, Lincoln Hall June 22, 2017: Boston MA Once, Somerville June 23, 2017: Philadelphia PA, The Foundry June 24, 2017: New York … Read More

Half Japanese Confirm Flashback Shoreditch Live In-Store

James NichollsEvents, Half Japanese

HALF JAPANESE Announce In-Store and Signing at Flashback, Shoreditch – June 2nd! ‘On The Right Track’ video: Live Dates 22nd May – Berlin (DE), Quasimodo 28th May – Zaragoza (ES), Centro Cívico Delicias (Bombo y Platillo) 01 Jun: Cafe Oto, London, UK 02 Jun: Flashback Records (Shoreditch), London, UK “Their busy guitars give every track instant buzz.That immediacy makes Hear The Lions Roar stand out in Half Japanese’s highlight-laden oeuvre. The band … Read More

ESG Play Only London Show This Year At Electric Brixton + Sacred Paws & NTS DJ’s

James NichollsESG, Events

ESG Add Sacred Paws & NTS DJs @ London, Electric Brixton May 26th in support of the Reissue ‘Step Off’ Out Same Day ESG ‘Step Off’ audio: “ESG’s fusion of sweet soul and punk attitude with an intuitive understanding of dance music remains.” The Guardian “This is still funk with an alien otherworldliness the likes of which George Clinton never envisioned, stripped to its barest essentials for maximum impact.” All Music “ESG are … Read More

Half Japanese To Play Cafe Oto – June 1st

James NichollsEvents, Half Japanese, News

Just announced: Half Japanese play London’s Cafe Oto on June 1st! Tickets here: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/half-japanese/ 22 May: Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany 26 May: GetMad, Madrid, Spain 28 May: Centro Cívico Delicias (Bombo y Platillo), Zaragoza, Spain 01 Jun: Café Oto, London, UK More tour dates to follow! Watch the video for new single ‘On The Right Track’ below

Fire Records Announces 33.3 Anniversary

James NichollsESG, Evan Dando, Events, Half Japanese, Howe Gelb, Jane Weaver, News, The Bevis Frond, Wreckless Eric

 “A really great label …they’re always putting good stuff out” Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music “Fire’s arms reach across the globe to all sorts of destinations looking far and wide for the most exciting new music on the planet” John Kennedy, Radio X Fire Records celebrates its thirty three and a third year in the only way we know how with some incredible live shows across London this spring. Arriving at an important … Read More

Evan Dando Announces ‘Baby I’m Bored’ European Tour

James NichollsEvan Dando, Events

Evan Dando Announces ‘Baby I’m Bored’ European Tour May 2017 ‘Baby I’m Bored’ audio Evan Dando Tour Dates 16 May 2017: Scala, London UK 17 May 2017: Slade, Wolverhampton, UK 18 May 2017: St Luke’s Glasgow, Scotland 19 May 2017: Gorilla, Manchester, UK 21 May 2017: Underground, Cologne, Germany 22 May 2017: Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany “Dando has a flair for bruised melancholy that stands comparison with Gram Parsons … Read More

Wreckless Eric, The Jazz Butcher, Jowe Head Added to ‘This Corner Of England’ Day Festival

James NichollsEvents, News, The Jazz Butcher, Wreckless Eric

‘This Corner Of England’ Announces More Acts For 2017 Wreckless Eric, The Jazz Butcher and Jowe Head (TVPs / Swell Maps) At London Fields Brewery May 28th ‘This Corner Of England’ Playlist  This Corner of England celebrates 30 years of the legendary, and incredibly influential,  English psychedelic outfit “The Bevis Frond” with a whole day of music at the London Fields Brewery on Sunday May 28th The Bevis Frond have ultimately … Read More

Howe Gelb Screen Printed Posters By Luke Drozd

James NichollsEvents, Howe Gelb, News

Howe Gelb and his Piano Trio return to London to play Café OTO on May 13th. Thanks to Luke Drozd for the new poster art, which will be available as a limited edition screen print soon! Purchase from our stall at the Independent Label Market or from the Cafe Oto show! Tickets to the show here: http://bit.ly/2nBTkw1 Purchase the latest record ‘Future Standards’ here: http://bit.ly/2k8B1fo

Pere Ubu Announces London, Prague and Dresden Dates

James NichollsEvents, News, Pere Ubu, Publishing

Pere Ubu (Official) (The Moon Unit) play a few select shows for 2017 in London, Prague and Dresden! Tour Dates 24 Aug: The Lexington, London, UK Tickets: http://bit.ly/2mpqL3z 28 Aug: Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic Tickets: TBC 29 Aug: Jazzclub Tonne, Dresden, Germany Tickets: http://bit.ly/2mmTmor Pere Ubu (The Moon Unit) consists of David Thomas, Steven Mehlman, Keith Moline, Darryl Boon and Gagarin. Pre-order the new box set ‘Drive, He Said’ … Read More

The Chills Announce New Zealand Tour

James NichollsEvents, Publishing, The Chills

The Chills are off on a 10-stop New Zealand tour this April/May! Full dates below. Purchase the latest record ‘Silver Bullets’ here: http://bit.ly/2ksRQn4 26 Apr: San Fran, Wellington, NZ 27 Apr: St Peters Village Hall, Paekakariki, NZ 28 Apr: The Cabana, Napier, NZ 29 Apr: Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui, NZ 04 May: Blue Smoke, Christchurch, NZ 05 May: The Scottish Hall, Invercargill, NZ 06 May: Sherwood Queenstown, Queenstown, NZ … Read More

Jane Weaver London Show – Sold Out!

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver’s London show at The Lexington has now SOLD OUT! There are still a handful of tickets left for the Manchester and Birmingham shows below! Remember, the band also play Rough Trade East on May 23rd and you can pre-order the new record here to secure entry. 18 May: Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham, UK Tickets 19 May: Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK Tickets Listen to the brand … Read More

Fire Records At Sea Change Festival 2017

James NichollsDeath And Vanilla, Events, Jane Weaver, News, Rats On Rafts, Virginia Wing

Not one but FOUR Fire Records bands at this years’ Sea Change Festival in Totnes, curated by The Drift Record Shop & The Quietus! Jane Weaver, Rats On Rafts, Death And Vanilla and Virginia Wing, plus our sister label Earth Recordings will be hosting a tribute to Bert Jansch in ‘Avocet Revisited’. Grab tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10662 Listen to the bands below! Jane Weaver Rats On Rafts Death And Vanilla Virginia … Read More

Fire Announce ‘This Corner Of England’ Festival w/ The Bevis Frond + Many Special Guests TBA

James NichollsEvents, News, The Bevis Frond

Fire Records Announce ‘This Corner Of England’ A Special 30 Year Celebration Of The Bevis Frond at London Fields Brewery On May 28th 2017 + lots of very special guests TBA! This Corner of England celebrates 30 Years of the legendary, and incredibly influential, English psychedelic outfit The Bevis Frond with a whole day of music at the London Fields Brewery on Sunday May 28th The Bevis Frond have ultimately … Read More

Jane Weaver Plays Rough Trade East – 23rd May

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver will be Live in-store at Rough Trade East to perform tracks from their new album ‘Modern Kosmology’, released 19th May on Fire Records. 6.30pm Doors // 7.00pm On-stage // 7.45pm Signing // 9.00pm close. Pre-order new album ‘Modern Kosmology’ & wristband now: https://www.roughtrade.com/events/jane-weaver-live-signing

Las Kellies Head To SXSW Next Month

James NichollsEvents, Las Kellies, Publishing

Next month, Las Kellies head to SXSW Festival, Austin, TX for their first ever USA shows! The first of their showcases has been announced: Thursday 16th Showcase: Tigerbomb PR Party (official) Venue: Tap Room at The Market Address: 319 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701, USA More TBA… Listen to the new single ‘Sugar Beat’ below

Jane Weaver Tour Announced – Tickets On Sale Now!

James NichollsEvents, Jane Weaver, News

JANE WEAVER – New Tour Dates – Tickets on Sale NOW! Live Dates 18 May: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2: Tickets 19 May: Manchester, Band On The Wall: Tickets 22 May: London, Lexington: Tickets 07 Jul: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank: Tickets Listen to the first single from new album ‘Modern Kosmology’ below “Epic kraut-pop opera teeming with motorik rhythms and analogue synths.” NPR “A mind-expanding delight, devoid of retro posturing.” Guardian “Sparkling strangeness from one-woman genre-buster..superb.” … Read More

Virginia Wing – European Tour Begins Next Week

James NichollsEvents, Virginia Wing

Electronic/psychedelic duo Virginia Wing are off on a headline tour of Europe throughout February! Catch them at the below dates: 19 Feb: DOOR, Dortrecht, Netherlands 20 Feb: Club Heim im Schanzenpark, Hamburg, Germany 21 Feb: ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin, Germany 22 Feb: Ostentor-Kino, Regensberg, Germany 23 Feb: Twiggy Varese, Varese, Italy 24 Feb: LIO BAR, Brescia, Italy 25 Feb: ex cinema aurora, Livorno, Italy 28 Feb: Rich Mix London, UK (supporting … Read More

Noveller Plays Manchester / London 22/23rd February + New Record Out Tomorrow

James NichollsEvents, News, Noveller

Noveller heads to the UK 22/23 February, performing ‘Blake and the Apocalypse’ w/ poet Nick Flynn at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester and Kings Place, London. Tickets for Manchester (22nd): http://bit.ly/2kpA27Z Tickets for London (23rd): http://bit.ly/2k6SHEI Stream the album in full over at Brooklyn Vegan  Pre-order the new album ‘A Pink Sunset For No One’ – out tomorrow – here: http://bit.ly/2httIvK

Howe Gelb Piano Trio Head Back to London’s Cafe Oto – May 13th 2017!

James NichollsEvents, Howe Gelb, News

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 to the battered grand. This guy, we know, is great. He expertly and succinctly slides in words like “iconoclast”, “apropos”, “tumult” and … Read More

ESG Play Electric Brixton + Fire Reissue ‘Step Off’

James NichollsESG, Events, News, Publishing

ESG Announce Their Only UK Live Date For 2017 @ London, Electric Brixton May 26th in support of the Reissue ‘Step Off‘ – Out Same Day Tickets  ESG return for an exclusive show at Londons Electric Brixton on May 26th, that will be the band’s only scheduled UK appearance for 2017. To coincide with their performance, A band-approved reissue of ‘Step Off’ will be released the same day with artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah … Read More

Rats On Rafts EU Tour Next Month!

James NichollsEvents, News, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts are back on a short European tour! Catch them at the dates below and check out their most recent release with De Kift below Tour Dates 17 Feb: Stellar Swamp @ Eden, Charleroi, Belgium 18 Feb: Festival GéNéRiQ, Belfort, France 19 Feb: Royal Baden, Switzerland 20 Feb: Supersonic, Paris, France Purchase the new record ‘Rats On Rafts / De Kift’ here: http://bit.ly/2jsZuZL

Howe Gelb Announces Co-Headline US Tour w/ Mark Eitzel

James NichollsEvents, Howe Gelb, News

Howe Gelb Announces Extra US Tour Dates With Mark Eitzel New Album ‘Future Standards‘ Out Jan 27th (USA) – out NOW in the UK + First Live Dates Begin 22nd Jan Spring Tour Dates 1/22 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Jazz Festival – Supporting The Bird and The Bee Co-headline Shows w/ Mark Eitzel 1/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Resident * 1/27 – Sacramento, CA – Old Ironsides* 1/28 – San … Read More