Nearly five years after we last heard from them, Megan James and Corin Roddick announce their third studio album as Purity Ring. Womb, with a loose thematic thread of a search for comfort and peace, finds the duo forging cutting-edge production techniques with their irrepressible knack for melody and harmony.
Jerskin Fendrix, the electronic singer-songwriter flipping the script on avant-garde pop music, releases his debut album, Winterreise, on 12” vinyl, accompanied by a full-size booklet of lyrics & exclusive artworks selected by Jerskin Fendrix, with a centrefold tear-out poster. The Shropshire-born artist spent two years nurturing his sound at and around the iconic Brixton venue The Windmill with the likes of Jockstrap, Black Country New Road, and black midi; collaborating with the latter on a 2018 Christmas single receiving praise and radio coverage from Iggy Pop on BBC Radio 1.
Jerskin’s album follows the release of three critically acclaimed singles, each paired with cutting-edge visuals, as has become the artist’s trademark since his very first online releases in 2018. Winterreise is the fruit of Jerskin Fendrix’s first 3 years as an artist. This debut album spans an improbable range of music, skimming UK Grime, Bruce Springsteen, Sibelius, Joanna Newsom, PC Music and ‘50s Doo-Wop without alighting. Jerskin’s Winterreise, named after Schubert’s Winterreise, conveys the same message: if you spend too long writing a breakup album, something weird will happen.
Ned Doheny - Labour of Love Kenny Dickenson Remix RSD 2017
London/LA producer Kenny Dickenson crafted his stunning remix of Ned Doheny's "Labor Of Love" to mark the Be With Ned tour in March 2015. The gentle disco re-rub was leaked by influential blogs and has been wreaking elegant havoc on both sides of the Atlantic ever since, setting a new gold standard for AOR remixes. Beloved of everyone who's heard it, we've been inundated with requests for a physical version.
After two years of major label wrangling and artist nudging, Be With Records are delighted to finally present this as an officially authorised, one-sided 12". Enhancing the package, the record comes appropriately adorned with striking new artwork from Pete Fowler himself and liner notes from all parties involved. Limited to just 500 copies, these are sure to fly.
Carl Brown announces a new project ckeener and turns in his first album for Them There. ‘Decoration’ sees a swift sidestep for Brown, bridging the unfettered field recording led work as Preston Field Audio with Them There Records’ principal pop absurdity. Using found sounds and recordings collected on an iPhone and Zoom for over two years, Brown has shaped an album of raucous plunderphonics and freesound sampledelia.
Until now Brown’s work has been focused on his now internationally celebrated project Preston Field Audio, including recent collaborations with KAARST, Plymouth artist Keith Harrison and sold out releases for Concrete Tapes and his own label Set Foot Press.
Mastered by Tim Crompton at Another Studio Manchester, the album also features additional production from Them There’s Pun Collins. A proper in-house job.
Granfalloon, is the musical project of Manchester based artist and producer Richard Lomax. Lomax makes a hybrid of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica - weaving oddball elements, such as Omnichords, acoustic guitars, and vintage drum loops, into dreamy songs and cinematic soundscapes. Granfalloon's second album entitled RGB (or Red Green Blue) is out this September on Spotify, Apple Music, and 12" vinyl. The album was recorded in Manchester between John Ellis' Limefield Studio, WR Audio, and their own studio The Dogan. They worked with producer Andrew Glassford (One Little Atlas), and Australian electronic artist/producer Jack Prest (Jonti/Sampa The Great), as well as Lomax producing a lot of the album himself.
8 track EP on 140g blue vinyl featuring a brand new remix by Vince Clarke, original B-sides, rare 1989 Shep Pettibone U.S.promo mixes and 1990 remixes from Mark Saunders and Gareth Jones with Fischerman's friend. A1.Blue Savannah (Vince Clarke Remix) A2.Runaround On The Underground A3.Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders 12" Mix) A4.Blue Savannah (Blue Dub) AA1.Blue Savannh (Out Of The Blue Mix) AA2.No G.D.M AA3.Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I) AA4.Blue Savannah (Remix/Edit)
Adana born Manchester raised Al Robinson specialises in a languid style of bittersweet funk music, spurred on by the blue-eyed soul of 70's icons Todd Rundgren & Daryl Hall besides taking heavy influence from the legends of poetic groove; Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder & the brothers Isley.
A former touring musician with Los Angeles psych-pop outfit Drugdealer, starlet Charlotte Gainsbourg and New Zealand's iconic Connan Mockasin, RH remains a prolific and determined figure in Manchester’s musical scene, often seen collaborating & performing with The Birthmarks, The Foetals and Duds.
In his debut LP "Respect 4 Devotion", he unveils the Timbaland flavoured 'Since 1992', Jazz fusion inflected "Better 2" and sorrowful pop ditty 'Jaded Lovers', featured on the LP amongst others are pianist John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Sebastian Tellier), drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and guitarist Alex Brettin (Mild High Club).
As It Grows Dark / Light is the second album from ajimal, produced together with Guy Massey (Spiritualized, The Beatles, Bill Fay). There is a pressed a run of 500, which come wrapped in the incredible artwork created by Drømsjel for the album. Digital download is included and the vinyl edition includes a bonus track which you won't find anywhere else.