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.

Fire Records Head To Indie Label Market At Spitalfields, London Tomorrow!

James NichollsNews

Fire Records and sister label Earth Recordings are heading to the summer Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market in Shoreditch tomorrow! On the Fire stall we’ll have Death And Vanilla’s ‘Vampyr’ filmscore on deluxe 2 x LP marbled black/white vinyl, Graham Reynolds’ ‘A Scanner Darkly’ soundtrack on black/green splatter vinyl as well as the last few limited edition copies of Jane Weaver’s ‘Modern Kosmology’. On Earth we’ll have the newly … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres Unveil 360° video + Europe Tour

James NichollsNews, Orchestra of Spheres

Orchestra of Spheres head back to Europe this month! Watch their mind-bogging 360° video for ‘Rocket #9’  below and read all about it at Prog Magazine here. Thanks to Mondo Sonoro and Soul Kitchen for European premieres! Orchestra Of Spheres Tour Dates 08 Jul: Cité de la Musique Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland 09 Jul: Openair, Biel / Bienne, Switzerland 10 Jul: Boschbar, Zurich, Switzerland 12 Jul: Visi(On)Air, Udine, Italy 13 Jul: … Read More

Jane Weaver #3 on The Quietus’ ‘Best Albums Of 2017 Thus Far’

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver‘s excellent ‘Modern Kosmology’ is #3 on The Quietus‘ ‘Best Albums Of 2017 Thus Far’ list! Check it out here Be sure to catch the band at one of the below dates: 07 Jul: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, UK 23 Jul: Liverpool International Music Festival, Liverpool, UK 29 Jul: O2 Academy Brixtonn, London, UK w Goat & The Moonlandingz 05 Aug: Skeleton Coast Festival Festival, Hoylake, UK  26 Aug: Sea Change Festival, Totnes, UK 23 Sep: Liverpool … Read More

Fire Records at Indie Label Market – Summer 2017

James NichollsNews

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

Jane Weaver Marc Riley Session + Steve Lamacq Roundtable!

James NichollsJane Weaver, News, Radio

Marc Riley Jane performed a stunning live session for Mark Riley yesterday evening! She played: ‘Did You See Butterflies?’, ‘Slow Motion’ and ‘Modern Kosmology’. Session photo attached and listen again link is here. The session received a fantastic reaction from listeners! Gideon Coe Gideon also played out session track ‘H>A>K’. Full tracklisting and listen again link is here. Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable ‘Modern Kosmology’ was the featured album on yesterday’s Roundtable … Read More

Jane Weaver on Stuart Maconie’s ‘Wyrd Dysko’

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

Jane Weaver chats about forthcoming album ‘Modern Kosmology’ and chooses 4 tracks for Stuart Maconie’s ‘Wyrd Dysko’ feature on BBC Radio 6 Music! Listen back here Pre-order ‘Modern Kosmology’ – out this Friday – here: http://janeweavermusic.com/

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

James NichollsNews

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 Fire Records at Thirty Three and a Third: Underrated Gems and Deeper Cuts Feature 2 ‘Enduring Relevance’ featuring Scott & … Read More

Wreckless Eric – Marc Riley Session Tonight + Limited Edition amERICa Orange Vinyl

James NichollsNews, Wreckless Eric

It’s been two years since Wreckless Eric dropped “amERICa” and a lot has changed in his adopted country since. Eric is on BBC Radio 6 Music talking with Marc Riley tonight from 7pm, on tour around the UK and has also announced a limited edition special edition LP, now available to pre-order here: http://bit.ly/2qVFrqf Tickets for London, 229 The Venue – May 13th here: http://bit.ly/2q2ayBb

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

Jane Weaver in Conversation With Radcliffe & Maconie For BBC Radio 6 Music

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

Tune into BBC Radio 6 Music from 1pm today to hear Jane Weaver in conversation with Radcliffe & Maconie, chatting about the upcoming album ‘Modern Kosmology’ and UK tour dates! Jane Weaver plays the below dates: 18 May: Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham, UK 19 May: Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK 20 May: The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK 22 May: The Lexington, London, UK 23 May: Rough Trade … 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

Fire Records and Earth Recordings Head to Independent Label Market – Greenwich

James NichollsNews

Fire Records and Earth Recordings are heading to the very first Independent Label Market south of the river at Greenwich Market on May 5th! It’s a night market, so drop by after work; we’ll have copies of the new Noveller, Bardo Pond, Howe Gelb, Half Japanese + many, many more. Selling from 6.30 – 10.30pm.

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

Fire Soundtracks; A Scanner Darkly, Halt And Catch Fire

James NichollsNews

Fire Soundtracks and Lakeshore Records ramping up the promo for the releases of A Scanner Darkly and Halt And Catch Fire Soundtracks, working with Paul Haslinger and Graham Reynolds; two of the most talented musicians around.

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

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

Fire At Independent Label Market – 1st April

James NichollsNews

Fire Records and sister label Earth Recordings will both be at the first Independent Label Market of 2017, next Saturday on April 1st! We’ll be around from 10am-6pm with brand new releases from Bardo Pond, Noveller, plus the new box set from Pere Ubu – all at special label market prices! Look out for some beautiful limited edition Howe Gelb screen printed posters, and get your hands on some brilliant … 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

Listen To A New Track From Bardo Pond ‘Under The Pines’

James NichollsBardo Pond, News, Publishing

‘Under The Pines’, the new single from Bardo Pond – and taken from the new album of the same title – gets it’s debut today, premiering now at the below websites! Pre-order the new record – out Mar 24th here: http://bit.ly/2lEcsVZ Classic Rock Magazine (DE) http://classicrock.net/bardo-pond-under-the-pines-song/ New Noise (FR) http://www.noisemag.net/bardo-pond-under-the-pines-en-avan…/ Never Mind The Hype (NL) https://nmth.nl/bardo-pond-under-the-pines/ ROCKERILLA (IT) http://www.rockerilla.com/bardo-pond-anteprima/ Notodo (ES) http://www.notodo.com/bardo-pond-estreno Arte-Factos (PT) http://www.arte-factos.net/…/estreia-under-the-pines-bardo…/

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

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

New Jane Weaver Record ‘Modern Kosmology’ Out May 19th

James NichollsJane Weaver, News

JANE WEAVER Announces New Album ‘Modern Kosmology’ Out 19th May 2017, Reveals New Track ‘Slow Motion’ + Live Dates For May 2017 Deluxe LP Metallic Foil Print Sleeve, Standard LP and CD ‘Slow Motion’ audio: Live Dates 18 May: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2 19 May: Manchester, Band On The Wall 22 May: London, Lexington 07 Jul: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Tickets go on sale Friday 24th February “Epic kraut-pop opera teeming with motorik rhythms … Read More

Death And Vanilla To Release ‘Vampyr’ Live Score

James NichollsDeath And Vanilla, News, Publishing

Originally released on cassette last Halloween, this double LP features a live recording of Death And Vanilla’s soundtrack to Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1932 classic; Vampyr. For the performance, the psychedelic dream pop duo expanded their line up, incorporating an expanded sound palette of creaking organs, vibraphonette, zither and glockenspiel to augment the more familiar setup of synth, reverb drenched guitar, bass and samples. This will be released on … Read More

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

James NichollsNews

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 Chills Cover David Bowie’s ‘Conversation Piece’ – TIDAL Exclusive

James NichollsNews, Publishing, The Chills

The Chills cover of David Bowie’s ‘Conversation Piece’ is streaming over at TIDAL now + interview with Martin Phillipps on his top 5 Bowie tracks! Read up here: http://read.tidal.com/article/the-chills-bowie-jukebox Direct link to track on TIDAl: https://listen.tidal.com/track/70382719 (just log in or sign up!) Purchase the latest record ‘Silver Bullets’ from Bandcamp:http://bit.ly/2laGsJn or the Fire Records online shop: http://bit.ly/2ksRQn4