2020 features music from some of our favourite artists and closest friends on the new Manchester scene. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a colossal strain on the music industry. 2020 has been assembled with a vision of providing financial support for Manchester artists, with all proceeds split 50/50.
Featuring hand-picked tracks, contributed by artists whose music spans neo-soul, jazz, afro-electronic and more, 2020 is an eclectic discovery of inspired and curated sounds; a shining light on the emerging stars of Manchester’s live music scene.
2020 is the first of a series of fundraiser compilations to be released on Band on the Wall’s new in-house imprint; Band on the Wall Recordings.
This physical edition includes the album on CD and a limited edition high quality pull-out commemorative poster.
By purchasing the physical CD version you directly support both a collective of emerging Manchester artists at a time of crisis, and help keep Band on the Wall alive.
TRACK LISTING 01 Honeyfeet x Werkha – You Go To My Head (rewerked) 02 Mali Hayes – Oceans ft LayFullstop 03 Secret Night Gang – Don’t Mess With My Heart 04 Agbeko – There is a Jungle (Live) 05 Porij – Closer 06 Lovescene – To The Side 07 Skeltr – Lojong 08 Contours – Northbound 09 Cervo – Reaching 10 Katbrownsugar ft Al Turnbull – Jungle 11 Yemi Bolatiwa – Troubled Living 12 Shunya – The Clay & The Sculpture 13 Lieko Quintet – Black Lake 14 MSC Big Band – Grown Ups (Live)
A live album, done a little differently. Recorded in the middle of the Californian desert, with the Trona Pinnacles as backdrop and no-one there, it’s probably the perfect setting for laid back, full band live versions of his biggest tracks from multiple albums. Also include one new track featuring The Mattson 2.
'From Her To Eternity' was the debut record for Cave in his olden days as an ex-member of the post-punk meanies the Birthday Party and the founder of the Bad Seeds. Based around his own song-writing and contributions from co-founder Mick Harvey (who sadly didn't get his own nameplate), the record saw Cave focusing on lyricism and moments of musical reflection that weren't seen in the forthright and cruel punk attacks of the Birthday Party.
The classic sophomore LP from Eric B. & Rakim gets a nice double-vinyl reissue. Follow The Leader may not be quite as well known as the duo’s all-conquering debut Paid In Full, but this 1988 follow-up still has plenty to offer. Indeed, there’s a school of thought that says Follow The Leader is the better record. The manner in which Rakim’s bars dance over Eric B.’s endlessly listenable beats remains a joy all these years later. Golden-age boom-bap doesn’t get much better than this.
Singles collection from the mighty Who! Remastered at half-speed at Abbey Road, so it hasn't ever sounded better! All the killer just from 'I Can't Explain', to 'My Generation', 'Pinball Wizard', and more!
Super lounge Christmas cosiness featuring Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, ad a host of other smooth legends. Fix yourself a festive fancy, slip into a silk robe, and slink about the place like you're a '50s Modernist swinger. Lovely!
On clear single 12 inch, clear sleeve, MJ Cole releases the 4 remixes of his forthcoming album Madrugada. Current heavyweights across global dance genres, Shanti Celeste, Max Cooper, Model Man and MJ Cole himself lend their identities to the neo classical ambient originals bringing a new dimension to the mystical Madrugada.
Talking Heads - There's More Songs About Buildings and Food
More Songs About Buildings And Food was the second Talking Heads album, originally released in 1978 and the first to feature Brian Eno in the production chair. Eno was a perfect fit for Talking Heads, teasing out of them a more dance and funk inspired sound with the rhythm section of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth taking a keener role behind David Byrne's trademark yelp.
The Very Best Of The Everly Brothers is a reminder to all of us as to what exactly constitutes real music.This 31-track collection on a double LP (available on the vinyl format for the first time) serves to remind us that The Everly Brothers were indeed one of a kind. We are beyond lucky to have this music to remember them.
The Cranberries – Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Michael Hogan and Fergal Lawler – quietly became one of the world’s most successful bands in the 1990s. With O’Riordan’s remarkable voice and their unforgettable melodies, the group scored a string of UK and US Top 10 albums and singles. This stunning collection brings together 11 of their best-known tracks, including their unforgettable calling cards, Linger and Zombie.
Crosby's 1971 masterpiece. In the company of Joni, most of the Dead, most of Jefferson Airplane as well as Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, Crosby fashioned a beautiful set of wasted west coast rock, stunning harmony vocals, smoked out laziness, laurel canyon coke genius in epics like Cowboy Movie, the beautiful Traction in the Rain, accapella voice tracks giving Starsailor Tim Buckley a run for his money. A record rooted in 70's California but still sounding mighty fine all these years later. 180 gm vinyl pressing.
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Born in Natick, Massachusetts, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonathan Richman began playing music and writing his own songs in the mid-60s. While in Boston, Richman formed the Modern Lovers, a proto-punk garage rock band. The album Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers was released in May 1976, three months before the earlier The Modern Lovers sessions were finally released known as their eponymous self-titled debut studio album.
You can have a strange relationship with LCD Soundsystem, a bit like Marmite - you either love them, or hate them. This ten track release, entitled American Dream, is no doubt a great collection of tracks for any LCD fan but might not be for everyone.
Stunningly assertive fifth album from The Horrors. First single ‘Machine’ sees the group at their majestic, imperial best, although the ten tracks on the album are so diverse that when the final song ‘Something To Remember Me By’ appears to channel dance, trance and ‘80s pop genres it feels like both the most natural thing in the musical world and also the most surprising. ‘V’ shows the group at the peak of their powers, exhibiting a freedom and sense of exploration that feels truly liberating. “It is a risk,” says Faris Badwan discussing the band’s bold refusal to stand still. “But life isn’t much fun without risk. It’s the antithesis of being creative if you know what you’re going to be doing every time.”
Keyboardist Tom Cowan continues: “It’s natural, if you do see yourself as an artist, to progress and not play it safe. Bowie pre-empted the modern condition of not being able to stay in one place for very long, and I get frustrated with bands who stay still. Because then it does become a career.” The album artwork comes from talented VFX artist and director Erik Ferguson, who is known for his abstract and intriguing creative vision. ‘V’ was recorded in London with producer Paul Epworth, who has worked with FKA Twigs, Lorde, Rihanna, Adele, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, U2 and Paul McCartney, amongst many others.
Sandie Shaw was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s, forever famous for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 with "Puppet On A String". She dominated the UK charts with a flood of pop hits during the late 1960s - including three number one singles - yet ventured into a funkier direction with this her fifth studio album. This was Shaw's first time producing an album herself and she chose songs by alternative artists from the 1960s with covers of tracks by The Beatles, Rufus Thomas, Lovin' Spoonful, Dr.John, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and what, on release in 1969, was the first ever cover of a Led Zeppelin song (Your Time Is Gonna Come).
Her sensual voice and a strong backing band, featuring Ian Wallace of King Crimson on drums, gives these classic tunes a new lease of life.This release features the long lost mono mix of the original album plus a second disc of bonus material from the same sessions, including versions of Paul McCartney's 'Junk' and 'Frank Mills' from the Broadway show Hair, collected together on vinyl for the first time.
Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers - No Regrets (The Best Of)
First time on vinyl since 1992 for this stunning ‘Best of’. It’s now a 2LP set on 180gram vinyl. Features all the hits including “Make It Easy On Yourself” (#1 in August 1965), “My Ship Is Coming In” (#3 in December 1965), “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine” (#1 in March 1966), “Joanna” (#7 in May 1968) and “No Regrets” (#7 in January 1976).
Bush Doctor is the third studio album by Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh. The single from the album, a cover version of The Temptations song "Don't Look Back", performed as a duet with Mick Jagger, made Tosh one of the best-known reggae artists. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is also featured on the album, playing guitar on "Bush Doctor" and "Stand Firm".
A 20-minute ambient radioplay set in the deepest recesses of a South Manchester winter 10 or so years ago.
A deep dive into the isolation, the darkness, and the thick fog, through all the estates from Lancashire Hill to Deneway Court. Three L.S. Lowry stick figures on the run from the every day, a huge viaduct cutting across the land and a lighthouse buried underneath, the destination they are trying to reach. Speak, memory.
Heavily inspired by NWW, The Shadow Ring, The Fall, two sides of pain-killer drones revisited and revised endlessly from endorphin, one half of 1-800-ICEMAN/Grimescapes.
The 2nd of 3 drøne reissues, released on cassette for the first time, in anticipation of new material from the band late '19, early '20. a perfect blind was first released on Pomperipossa Records in 2017.
An impressive evolution from the duo’s 2016 debut, using Reversing Into Future's shortwave radio transmissions, cryptic snatches of dialog, and droning synths as a foundation for something more substantial and melodic
Prior to the release of their 4th album later this year, we are delighted to announce we are re-issuing all of the first 3 releases by drøne on cassette for the first time.
We begin with reversing into the future, initially released on vinyl in 2016 through Pomperipossa Records. Field recordings, short wave radio, modular synth all combine to form an enticing, arresting, moving journey of electrically-charged dissonance, drones and electronic melodies. It´s a unique jewel.
A very hot day in the hills above Los Angeles… only possible to work in the mornings because of the sweltering afternoon heat, so all a bit frantic, but with a kink in time. There is no wifi-controlled air conditioning; the car is electric-powered and charging up. It has barely rained for months, (if not years) and the hoses are working overtime. Its an analogue session; Mark’s modular synth set up is working furiously and overheating. We are pushing sounds through and seeing what works… and things gradually take shape. The forms seem to determine themselves; how much control do we have? How much do we want? Some peculiar things start to happen and the haze bends. Some of the sounds seem alive and are quick to reform as we struggle to contain them, like trying to stuff snakes into a bag. The sounds moan and sing, forming their own phonemes.
drøne are Mark Van Hoen and Mike Harding.
A limited run of 50 cassette tapes.
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