Featuring Culinary Wizard from the Exchange Kitchen, Eadie McCarthy!
EADIE - Uranium Club 'Human Exploration' LP (Static Shock Records , 2015)
"I heard Uranium Club playing in the shop and had to turn it on in the kitchen. It's fast and shouty, dancy and jump around-y, motivational music."
ERICA - She Shreds Magazine
"I like She Shreds for many reasons. The print mag is reminiscent of mainstream magazines I cherished as a teen like Rolling Stone, Sassy, Seventeen and I love how this medium has evolved to be more clever and conscientious of it's cultural reach; even as print has become threatened by lack of demand and the rise of digital media. I especially appreciate She Shreds for carving out room within guitar-culture for other, more diverse ways of being. They're doing great work."
ANDREW - Kitty Kat Fan Club 'Dreamy Little You' LP (Asian Man Records, 2019)
"Sweet, poppy, indie punk from Mike Park and folks from Hard Girls / Just Friends!"
KAY - Parsnip 'When The Tree Bears Fruit' LP (Trouble In Mind Records, 2019)
"A toyshop of sweet sounds, whimsical indie pop unlike anything I've heard not on a 50s Disney Soundtrack."
Another taste of the brilliant new album 'A Moon For Digging' from Brighton indie punks out 1st Nov on Specialist Subject Records (UK) and Kanine Records (US)
Written over the last three years, this is the first GardenCentre album to be recorded with a full band (with songwriter Max Levy backed up by members of Porridge Radio). While there’s plenty of pop hooks and tender lyricism, the structures show that GardenCentre can be both sparse and sporadic. It’s this unexpected, modest attitude that highlight the ethos of the band – making songs for the sake of art, making art so you can make sense of the world and making that art with your friends, so you can make sense of the world, together.
"Naked Ape was written immediately after hearing my flat-mate fall over in the middle of the night. Hearing the thump of their body hit the wood of the loft floor I awoke but did not investigate further. Instead I planned on how I might curry favor with their relatives whilst attending their funeral. The more I thought about it, the more guilty I felt. Would my inaction be the cause of their death? Was my life an ascending spiral of events caused by my failure to act, culminating in the death of my housemate? Would I deserve a space in the earth when I died, which might only fully accept the blameless and good?
He was fine, by the way. I saw him making a cup of tea the next afternoon.
Naked Ape is a song about the realization that inaction can be damning. Placidly taking the scenic route around a problem or a fear typically leads somewhere strange; a dark and guilt ridden place devoid of petrol stations or snack joints. It is important to do the right thing." - Max Levy of Garden Centre
UPCOMING SHOWS 10th Oct London - Sister Midnight Watch for their November UK Tour!!
From 'Heavy Lifter' out 18 Oct 2019 on Specialist Subject (UK) and Double Double Whammy (US).
Ruin (my ride)," the latest from their new album, Heavy Lifter. Of the song, the band says "'Ruin (my ride)' explores the often complicated nature of social and professional rejection, and aims to celebrate the power in genuine connection."
Last month the band announced Heavy Lifter with its lead single "Cathedral," which The FADERhailed as "a sleepy anthem for late-summer nostalgia" that "perfectly demonstrates that shift in the way they play and sound on Heavy Lifter," and Stereogum said "sharpens their familiar fuzz, finding a crisp warmth."
STEVE - Tony Molina 'Dissed & Dismissed' LP (Slumberland, 2014)
"Poppy, catchy, so many riffs! Weezer-esque. 12 songs in 12 minutes."
KAY - Sheer Mag 'A Distant Call' LP (Wilsuns Recording Company, 2019)
"A few people have said they're not into this new album as much as their early stuff but I love it! Yeah it doesn't have the raw anger & hardcore edge of the 7"s, but it's a great record in its own right- so many nods to 80s hair metal it could soundtrack GLOW! "
ANDREW - Murderer 'I Did It All For You' LP (Toxic State, 2018)
"Just got this back in stock from Toxic State. Brilliantly weird punk with folks from Hank Wood and the Hammerheads."
Exeter's shoegaze / bedroom pop trio announce their debut full band release! Out 11th Oct on Specialist Subject Records!
Pre-Order available now!
Soot Sprite's last recording 'Comfort In Concrete' (2018) was a home recorded EP that left a lot of us wanting more of songwriter Elise Cook's personal and powerful songwriting. The wait is over! Having joined with Ross Becker (bass) & Matthew Tiller (drums), Soot Sprite is now fuller, deeper and just as vulnerable. We are so excited to be involved in the release of 'Sharp Tongue'!
This EP is comprised of five songs that confront issue of self-esteem, insecurity and difficult social dynamics. "When going through times of heightened anxiety," Cook says, "it's sometimes difficult to recognise that you're your own worst enemy, and I wrote this through feelings of urgency to write and constantly work on music in one way or another whilst comparing myself to my peers and what felt like the impossibly fast world moving around me.
For The Rabbits premiered the first single 'Bleed', "One of the most impressive new tracks we’ve heard all year, wherever the world has been hiding Soot Sprite, they’re not going to stay out of site for long."
You can pre-order 'Sharp Tongue' now, alone or bundled with a tote, for delivery ahead of the 11th October release date. As with all our pre-orders this year, you'll receive free shipping globally! Thanks for your support!
"As well as being one of my favourite current bands, I love telling people they're saying the band name wrong; they're fulfilling my dream of being a real record shop asshole. Plus I love saying Nova Scotia."
ERICA - Press Club 'Wasted Energy' LP (Hassle Records, 2019)
"I'm really feeling this hard hitting Garage Punk from Australia. getting a strong Gits resonance, which is very welcome. On tour in the UK at the end of the month."
Dreamy, downtempo rock duo from Austin, Texas join with Spesh Sub for their 3rd LP - out 18th Oct!
Watch the lyric video for their first single 'Cathedral'.
We're well pleased to announce our latest release, Hovvdy from Austin, Texas! Hovvdy is a collaboration between drummers / bedroom recording musicians Charlie Martin & Will Tayler. Fuzzy, compelling and lovely, their songwriting styles merge seamlessly into a singular worn-in sound.
'Heavy Lifter' is a split release with Double Double Whammy (US)! Pre-order now and watch / listen to their single 'Cathedral' ... plus catch them out on the wind in the USA over the next months!
The record is available to pre-order now with more info HERE
This is a co-release with the excellent Double Double Whammy from Brooklyn, NY. If you're outside Europe please pick it up from them.
8/23 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR *
8/24 - Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar *
8/25 - Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee *
Brilliant, Brighton, indie pop collective reveal third album with new video for single 'Wide Sea'! 1st November release date, pre-order available now!
Garden Centre are a band that encompass the childish wonder of our every day. On their self titled debut they deconstructed the thoughts and feelings of a friendship group forged in the fires of forgotten spaces. In 2018's followup 'Monster Energy' they tackled energy drink consumption and semi rural exploration. Now, on their new album ‘A Moon For Digging’, they’ve reaffirmed their ability to look at the world a little differently. Conveying simple, starry-eyed narratives with a tentative sense of optimism, Garden Centre’s sweet, playground melodies will urge you to look up from your phone and notice the little things; the hidden things.
The record is available to pre-order now with more info HERE! Like with all of our releases this year, pre-orders get free shipping!
This is a co-release with the fine folks at Kanine Records in New York, if you're outside Europe please pick it up from them.