Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo

Dear friends, Back in 2015 we felt privileged to be releasing the debut album The Universe Smiles Upon You by the trail blazing Texan trio known as Khruangbin. Their debut and name was heavily influenced by 1960s Thai funk, with the latter literally translating to ‘Engine Fly’ in Thai. On the 26th of January we are thrilled to see their return with Con Todo El Mundo and this time around the inspiration is taken from similarly ‘underdiscovered’ sounds from the Middle East, especially from Iran. Khruangbin is Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on…

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Christmas Picks 2017

Around about this time on Christmas eve many of us start to plan that elusive Christmas day playlist. There are many paths to take depending on the company and penned in activities for the day. We have highlighted some favourites from the catalogue to meet your festive needs as the celebrations get under way! Sounds Like A Classic It’s An Indie Pop Christmas. Alternative Festive Hits Recommended albums Glitterhouse Records–Scott Matthew–Christmas Single – Silent Nights DevilDuck Records–Various Artists–About Christmas Songs, Vol. 2 Ko Ok Entertainment–The Thiams–Christmas Hangover Traumton–Paul Hankinson–Hankinson: Echoes of a Winter Journey fresh spring music–Frank Sinatra–My Snowy Little…

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New Music Highlights – Garden City Movement

Dear friends, Did you know one of our favourite labels Late Night Tales has a sister called Night Time Stories? Maybe not! But now that you’re armed with this information, we are excited to present to you their newest signing Garden City Movement (GCM). She’s So Untouchable 2016 Slightly All The Time was released today, the first track from their upcoming album Apollonia, available next March. “Slightly All The Time, a combination of dream-like vocals, languid beats and deftly deployed guitar hooks. The bittersweet music balances the song’s account of abuse committed during the breakdown of a fading relationship. This…

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New Music Highlights – Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Dear friends, We are throwing a special spotlight this week on a long musical legacy that is still going strong decades after it’s founding. Like us, you may have attended the fantastic Erased Tapes is Ten celebrations in London last September and you will have had the pleasure of witnessing the epic live performance of the Penguin Cafe. For this reason, we are very excited to announce that there will be a 20th anniversary event in celebration of the legend that is the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. It will be held this month on the 11th at the Union Chapel in London….

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New Music Highlights – Ellen Allien, Cella.

Dear friends, We are well in to that time of year again when the nights are long and cold. To help keep the frostiness at bay we have two new electronic releases ready to get your bodies moving. First up, we welcome Swiss newcomer Cella to the stage with his EP Prologue, available through Quartz Records. This EP is a snapshot of the future and shows us just where this young producer is headed. It’s a double threat offering that is both ready to shake up dance floors, whilst giving listeners a more involved cinematic-esk experience. Earlier this year the…

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