Las Kellies Play SXSW 2017!

James NichollsLas Kellies, News, Publishing

Buenos Aries band Las Kellies have only just got back to Argentina after their huge European tour, but not sitting still for long, the post-punk/new-wave trio will be heading to Austin, Texas for their first ever USA show at the annual SXSW showcase! Read more here: https://www.sxsw.com/music/2017/music-festival-showcasing-artist-announcement/ Listen to the current single ‘Sugar Beat’ below

NPR First Listen: Half Japanese ‘Hear The Lions Roar’

James NichollsHalf Japanese, News, Publishing, Radio

Ahead of the release of Half Japanese’s brand new record ‘Hear The Lions Roar’ on January 13th, NPR are streaming the album in its full over on their website. Click here to listen “Half Japanese sounds as urgent and vital as it did four decades ago.” NPR ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’ video:   With Jad Fair at the helm for over four decades, the highly revered Half Japanese still … Read More

OUT TODAY: Howe Gelb’s ‘Future Standards’

James NichollsHowe Gelb, News

OUT TODAY: Howe Gelb‘s ‘Future Standards’! “A highly welcome new detour” Uncut Magazine – Album Of The Month Purchase Howe Gelb’s ‘Future Standards’: http://tinyurl.com/jzqn25e Howe Gelb Piano Trio EU Shows: 27 Nov: B Flat, Berlin, Germany Tickets: http://bit.ly/2fv7xCN 28 Nov: LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Munster, Germany Tickets: http://bit.ly/2gomg71 29 Nov: jubez, Karlsruhe, Germany Tickets: http://bit.ly/2gomBqp 30 Nov: Le Pop-Up du Labell, Paris, France Tickets: http://bit.ly/2gGI0LQ 02 Dec: Théâtre Jean-Claude … Read More

Fire Records Head To Christmas 2016 Indie Label Market!

James NichollsNews

Christmastime is almost upon us again, and with that comes the Christmas Indie Label market! Fire Records will be there with a flower themed stall – boasting brand new releases from Las Kellies, Virginia Wing and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding as well as Howe Gelb’s ‘Future Standards’ – OUT TODAY! Earth Recordings will also have a stall, selling the latest reissues for Bert Jansch, Mikael Tariverdiev and more!  

Noveller Announces New Album + Stream First Track: ‘Trails And Trials’

James NichollsNews, Noveller

NOVELLER Announces New Album ‘A Pink Sunset For No One’ Out 10th February 2017 & Reveals First Single ‘Trails And Trials’  LP/CD/DL     Previous Press “Sarah Lipstate creates miniature musical worlds, places that you feel like you’ll never leave long as the record is playing.” Pitchfork “It’s ambient music, sort of, in its delicate moods, its lack of drums and vocals, and its willingness to let tones swell and recede” New York … Read More

“The whole crowd singing along, punching the air, sounding amazing” John Kennedy, Radio X

James NichollsNews, Scott & Charlene's Wedding

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding touch down in Japan today, after a momentous UK/ EU tour which culminated at London’s Lock Tavern on Saturday night. Radio X’s John Kennedy popped along to the event and here’s what he had to say about it: ‘Finally got to see Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Saturday night in London and they were absolutely fantastic and that track was a real anthem; the whole crowd singing … Read More

Out Today: Virginia Wing ‘Forward Constant Motion’

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

VIRGINIA WING New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion‘ ” The whole album is just so, so good I think one of my favourite albums of the year so far… this is my favourite album of 2016″ Tom Ravenscroft – 6music “Nothing short of mesmerising”  Electronic Sound  “‘Forward Constant Motion’ pretty much sums up one of the most progressive DIY acts we have in the UK.” Loud & Quiet “’Future Body’ is an excellent piece of … Read More

The Quietus Premiere: Half Japanese ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’

James NichollsHalf Japanese, News

HALF JAPANESE Announce New Album ‘Hear The Lions Roar’ Out January 13th 2017 + Reveal New Single ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’ video: ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’ audio:   https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/half-japanese-attack-of-the-giant-leeches Read The Quietus Premiere here http://thequietus.com/articles/21222-listen-new-half-japanese   With Jad Fair at the helm for over four decades, the highly revered Half Japanese still remain “the ultimate expression of punk’s dictum that rock should be accessible to anyone … Read More

Premiere: Virginia Wing ‘Future Body’

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing Reveal New Track ‘Future Body’ + New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion‘ Out November 11th Premieres UK – The 405 https://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/stream-virginia-wing-s-new-track-future-body-405-premiere-147  Italy – Rockerilla http://www.rockerilla.com/virginia-wing-anteprima-2/  Spain – Notodo http://www.notodo.com/musica/discos/9379_virginia_wing_estrenando_singles_19.html  Germany – Byte FM https://www.facebook.com/bytefm “The whole album is just so, so good i think one of my favourite albums of the year so far… this is my favourite album of 2016” Tom Ravenscroft – BBC Radio 6 Music  “’Future Body’ is an … Read More

Out Today: Rats On Rafts / De Kift Self Titled Collaborative Album!

James NichollsNews, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts / De Kift Self-titled Album Out Today! + Tour Update “A joyous celebration of musical teamwork” Record Collector “That raw, energetic spirit is fully aflame on this unhinged opener to their self-titled joint album. It finds David Fagan’s punchy vocals and ROR’s blistering guitars and sly pop shot through with a fusillade of parping, discordant trumpets. The album is a stormer too.” Mojo “The moody, monochromatic clip … Read More

Out Today: Las Kellies ‘Friends And Lovers’

James NichollsLas Kellies, News

Las Kellies Release New Album ‘Friends & Lovers‘ OUT TODAY! + European Tour Begins Next Month “One of our favourite trios..really rather marvellous” Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music “They rule. Fact..take a moment to fully appreciate the sound of Las Kellies!“The Beat “The new record demonstrates new growth in terms of lyrics and production, but the band’s values and chemistry still recall early days.” She Shreds ‘Make It Real’ Video Following the … Read More

Las Kellies Add More European Tour Dates!

James NichollsLas Kellies, News

Las Kellies have added a heap more European shows ahead of their album release this Friday! ‘Friends And Lovers’ Album pre-order: https://laskelliesmusic.bandcamp.com/Las Kellies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/las.kellies/ Las Kellies Twitter: https://twitter.com/laskellies Las Kellies Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/las_kellies/   Las Kellies Tour Dates 2016 06 Nov: Moth Club, London, UK 07 Nov: The Hope, Brighton, UK 08 Nov: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK 09 Nov: The Bassment, Chelmsford, UK 10 Nov: Night & Day, Manchester, UK … Read More

Video Premiere: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding ‘Distracted’

James NichollsNews, Scott & Charlene's Wedding

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Reveal New Video for ‘Distracted’ + More Tour Dates Added Read up more on The 405 here Tour Dates 14 Oct: Alphaville, Brooklyn, NY, US 20 Oct: The Continental, Preston, UK 22 Oct: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK 23 Oct: SWN Festival, Cardiff, UK 24 Oct: Rough Trade East, London, UK 24 Oct: The Waiting Room, London, UK 25 Oct: Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Netherlands 27 Oct: … Read More

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

James NichollsNews, The Bevis Frond

The Bevis Frond ‘Superseeder‘, ‘It Just Is‘ & ‘Sprawl‘ Reissues Out Today Following live shows at Koko and Birthdays this summer along with Stewart Lee’s ATP, The Bevis Frond reveal the next set of reissues – ‘Superseeder’, ‘It Just Is’ and ‘Sprawl’. Released in 1993 ‘It Just Is’ was dedicated to one of Nick Saloman’s favourite guitarists Ollie Halsall, this beautifully poignant album is stripped back similarly to the earlier Bevis Frond releases with … Read More

Premiere: Las Kellies ‘Make It Real’ Video

James NichollsLas Kellies, News

Las Kellies Reveal New Video For ‘Make It Real’ New Album  ‘Friends & Lovers‘ Out 14th October + EU Tour‘Make It Real’ Video UK http://www.thebeatjuice.com/vids/2016/09/28/18100/take-a-first-look-at-las-kellies-make-it-real-video/ US http://sheshredsmag.com/premiere-make-it-real-las-kellies/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter  France http://gonzai.com/las-kellies-make-it-real-en-exclu-et-un-parfum-punk-pop-dans-ta-garconniere/  Spain http://www.vice.com/es/read/las-kellies-make-it-real-video-noisey-2809 “One of our favourite trios..really rather marvellous” Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music “They rule. Fact..take a moment to fully appreciate the sound of Las Kellies!” The Beat “The new record demonstrates new growth in terms of lyrics and production, but the band’s values … Read More

Virginia Wing Reveal New Single: ‘Local Loop’

James NichollsNews, Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing Reveal New Single ‘Local Loop’ Out Digitally On Fire Records 30th Sept + New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion‘ Out November 11th   Local Loop, a new tune by Virginia Wing. Claiming it’s fair share from the compressed thump of those ’97 Daft Punk records you know and love and adding a pleasingly air-grabbing chorus. Two minutes of head nodding luxury before dissolving into a juddering, New Age zone … Read More

Video Premiere: Rats On Rafts / De Kift ‘Last Day On De Zon’

James NichollsNews, Rats On Rafts

Rats On Rafts / De Kift Reveal New Video For ‘Last Day On De Zon’ + Self-titled Album Out Oct 14th Read the UK Premiere over at The 405 here: ‘Last Day On De Zon’ video: ‘Last Day On De Zon’ audio link: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/rats-on-rafts-de-kift-last-day-on-de-zon “That raw, energetic spirit is fully aflame on this unhinged opener to their self-titled joint album. It finds David Fagan’s punchy vocals and ROR’s blistering guitars and sly pop … Read More

Fire Records Head to Bristol Label Market This Sunday!

James NichollsNews

Fire Records are heading to Bristol’s Independent Label Market this Sunday 18th September; our stall will be chock full of brand new releases including records and tapes from Aussie slackers Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Josephine Foster’s new project Mendrugo. Plus Virginia Wing, Las Kellies, Orchestra Of Spheres, Death And Vanilla, Noveller, Rats On Rafts + signed copies! Catch us at St. Nicholas Market, Corn St, Bristol BS1 1JQ 11am-6pm Attend … Read More

Howe Gelb Re-signs To Fire + New Album ‘Future Standards’

James NichollsNews

Howe Gelb Announces New Album ‘Future Standards‘ Out November 25th Reveals New Track ‘Terribly So’ + Cafe Oto Show, London 10th Dec ‘Terribly So’ audio: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/howe-gelb-terribly-so Photo credit: Daniel Diaz Howe Gelb’s Future Standards began in Amsterdam ended in New York City  and in between, was all Tucson  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 … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres Reveal New Video For ‘Trapdoors’

AliceNews

‘Trapdoors’ video link: https://youtu.be/Gco6Nf8PvIU Following the recent release of ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’ on Fire Records. Orchestra Of Spheres reveal new video for ‘Trapdoors’.  Teaming up with local Wellington based artists Georgette Brown and Dan Harris, they have produced an entrancing and kaleidoscopic video that superbly captures the surreal and energetic nature of the band. Premiere on It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine : here “We had a cool time shooting this video. Wellington artist Georgette Brown wanted … Read More

Pere Ubu Play Corsica Studios Tomorrow – Tickets Still Available!

James NichollsNews

PERE UBU (The Moon Unit) Live Date At Corsica Studios Tomorrow!  Tickets still available: https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/pere-ubu/ Live Dates 25th August – UK, London, Corsica Studios https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/pere-ubu/ 27th August – France, Nantes, Rendez-vous de l’Erdre  http://www.rendezvouserdre.com/ Pere Ubu do not stand still. Following on from the Coed Jail! Tour, featuring music from 1975-82, there are to be two special concerts with The Moon Unit, which will take the bones of the last released album ‘Carnival of … Read More

Clash Feature: Fire Records At Indie Label Market

James NichollsNews

The lovely folk at Clash have written a little feature on Fire Records being a stalwart supporter over the years, featuring an exclusive  playlist of all our new bands! On Saturday we’ll be back with a carnival themed stall, and will be giving away free audio treats in the form of downloadable rock (in four unique flavours: Psych Rock, Folk Rock, Garage Rock and Punk Rock) as well as selling … Read More

Guitar Speak Interview with Noveller!

James NichollsNews

Have a listen to this great interview from Guitar Speak Podcast with the ever- fantastic Sarah Lipstate AKA Noveller! They talk to Sarah about opening for Iggy Pop for his 2016 tours of the US and Europe, hanging out with Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwan, finishing a new solo album and buying the odd pedal or two. Subscribe at iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/guitar-speak-podcast/id1102714044?mt=2 Find it at Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/guitar-speak-podcast Or download at … Read More

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Don’t Bother Me’ – VEVO Video Premiere

James NichollsNews

Australian slacker-pop band Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are back on the scene with new single ‘Don’t Bother Me’, and to accompany it, a new video premiereing over at VEVO now! You can watch on Vevo.com here and on Vevo’s Youtube channel below! Watch this space for upcoming SACW tour dates! Pre-order the new album ‘Mid Thirties Single Scene’ on CD, Vinyl (including limited edition White Vinyl) from: Bandcamp: http://tinyurl.com/sacwcamp Fire Records: … Read More

Fire Records At Spitalfields Independent Label Market Summer 2016!

James NichollsNews

Fire Records and Earth Recordings are excited to be back at Old Spitalfields Market for the summer The Independent Label Market in a couple of weeks time on July 23rd! We’ll have our carnival-themed stall choc full of new releases (including Orchestra Of Spheres, Noveller and Death And Vanilla), box sets (including Pere Ubu, Giant Sand, The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience), white labels, posters, t-shirts (including new tees from Noveller and The … Read More

Indie Label Market 5th Birthday Party – 4th June

James NichollsNews

One and a half more working days until Indie Label Market 5th birthday celebrations.. head on over to our stall and see what pre-release specials we have for you! Fire Records have teamed up with Uniqlo and will also be selling a brand new Jad Fair T-Shirt available in-store on the day along with Noveller’s amazing new cat tee (available on the rooftop from our stall). Pre-releases: The Chills – … Read More

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

James NichollsNews

Fire Records has a full time Tech Support And Web Developer role up for grabs. The role will be the sole dedicated IT job in the company. The applicant is required to handle website development, involving the improvement and maintenance of the existing and new websites, server maintenance and support, improvement & backups to existing setup, data management, analysis, backup, archiving as well as general IT Support for all office hardware, … Read More

Fire To Take Part In Independent Label Market – 5th Birthday Event

James NichollsNews

Fire are one of 10 London indie labels lucky enough to be taking part in the Independent Label Market 5th birthday bash on Oxford Street on June 4th! We’ll be selling exclusive releases, so head up to the rooftop of Uniqlo and grab yourself a bargain! We’ll have new releases from Orchestra Of Spheres, reissues from Death And Vanilla and box sets from Pere Ubu amongst CD’s tapes, T-shirts and … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres – Exclusive European Album Streams

AliceNews

The new Orchestra Of Spheres album will be out this Friday and we can’t wait for you to hear it. Therefore, you can listen to it all now and exclusively on a few European outlets : Soul-Kitchen (France), 3voor12, VPRO (The Netherlands), Mondo Sonoro (Spain), Ondarock (Italy), and The Postie (Germany) – Enjoy!   Soul-Kitchen: http://www.soul-kitchen.fr/65999-orchestra-of-spheres-brothers-and-sisters-of-the-black-lagoon-ecoute-exclusive 3voor12: http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums/Orchestra-Of-Spheres.html Mondo Sonoro: http://www.mondosonoro.com/noticias-actualidad-musical/estrenamos-el-nuevo-album-de-orchestra-of-spheres/ Ondarock: http://www.ondarock.it/news.php?id=4632 The Postie: http://thepostie.de/news/premiere-orchestra-of-spheres-streamen-brothers-and-sisters-of-the-black-lagoon/   To pre-order: http://www.firerecords.com/wp/orchestra-of-spheres/ And all European tour dates below, … Read More

Noveller – Playing Live, 12th May at Corsica Studios – Sponsored by Dr. Denim

AliceNews

We’re pleased to say that we’ve teamed up with Dr. Denim Jeansmakers who will be sponsoring Noveller’s show 12th May at Corsica Studios in London and we’ve made a special playlist for the occasion! She’ll be playing alongside label mates Virginia Wing. Grab your tickets quick: https://babayaga.ticketabc.com/events/noveller-virginia-wi/ Address: 4/5 Elephant Rd, London SE17 1LB Doors 8:00 Virginia Wing 8:45 – 9:25 Noveller – 10:00 – 11:00 Sponsored by Dr. Denim … Read More

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

James NichollsNews

London, tomorrow is the first Independent Label Market of 2016 and we will be representing along with our sister label Earth Recordings! Along with shiny new banners promoting ‘Psychedelic Fire’ – our new band roster, we’ll have heaps of new releases including a Rats On Rafts 7″, Pere Ubu box set, Noveller reissues plus a section of coloured vinyl, bargain box and white labels! Get down early and grab your … Read More

Noveller premieres new video for ‘Glacial Wave’ on Stereogum

AliceNews

Following 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘Fantastic Planet’ Noveller returns to the stage for a number of live shows opening for Iggy Pop on his ‘Post-Pop Depression’ which has already included this year’s SXSW. Produced by Fractal Visuals Noveller reveals new video for ‘Glacial Wave’ taken from ‘Glacial Glow’ which was reissued in January.   “It’s a mythic tale featuring three characters — The Creator, the Future, and the Protector — and it looks … Read More

The Chills Announce Summer Tour Dates

Jenna JonesNews, The Chills

Back in October, The Chills released their first full length album in nearly two decades. The critically acclaimed ‘Silver Bullets’ hailed the return of one of New Zealand’s most respected exports. Their chiming Dunedin-pop anthems and timeless pop songs are “arguably their best so far, bursting with gorgeous melodies and Phillipps’ wonderful sincerity” Independent. For Record Store Day 2016, The Chills will also release 12” single “Pyramid/When The Poor Can … Read More

Fire Announce Record Store Day 2016 Releases

James NichollsNews

We’ve been waiting a very long time for this but it’s finally time to unveil our RSD 2016 releases! We’ve got some real treats in store this year with coloured LP’s from The Bevis Frond and Bardo Pond, box sets from Half Japanese and Giant Sand and 7 & 12” singles from Pere Ubu, Virginia Wing, The Chills! LP BOX SETS Giant Sand – The Sun Set (Volume 1) Part … Read More

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

James NichollsNews

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

Flash Sale – 20% Off Fire Records Releases – Today Only – 26/02/2016

James NichollsNews

Today it’s Pizza Friday. It’s also payday, and as a treat we’re taking off 20% across all Fire releases! What are you waiting for, go and treat yourself to Josephine Foster’s delightful new album ‘No More Lamps In The Morning’, the duo-coloured deluxe reissue of Virginia Wing’s ‘Measures Of Joy’ or pre-order a copy of Scott & Charlene’s Wedding’s ‘Delivered’ EP (announced today) on 12″ vinyl!?      

Having Trouble With Your Download Code?

James NichollsNews

We’ve had a couple of people message us recently about not being able to retrieve their download code from our new website. Never fear, you’re not going mad! As our site is so new, we’re actually yet to add this feature but promise it will be sorted in the next few days. In the meantime, if you’re having trouble with this please email  Jonathan on jonathan@firerecords.com who will be happy to send … Read More

Fire Records New Spotify Playlist

James NichollsNews

Happy Friday! You can now subscribe to the new Fire Records Spotify playlist below! Each day staff members will delve into the catalogue, with a weekly round up of new tracks added. This week its a beautiful track from Josephine Foster‘s new album and a Robert Pollard favoutite! Purchase all releases on the playlist from our shiny new online shop:http://www.firerecords.com/wp/shop/