A brand new EP featuring 3 dreamy tracks from our friends THE SWEETS.
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BG049 | Just Handshakes – Say It
The LPs have been delayed by a few weeks. You may still pre-order the grey vinyl and receive the full download now. LPs will ship as soon as they come in.
BG050 | Moon Jelly
Cassette available now and includes download of full EP. 12″ vinyl coming soon.
The first single on Bleeding Gold from French New Wave-Punk group SANDIE TRASH.
Family sayings stick to the memory like glue. No matter how much you try to shake them for fear of turning into your parents, time-worn words of wisdom come flooding back should the right situation present itself. No stranger to this is Songs For Walter – to date each song has emerged as a musical narrative with family life at its heart, and new single Family Hold Back is no exception.
“’Family Hold Back’ was something Mum used to say,” recalls Songs For Walter alter-personality Laurie Hulme. “It was something her parents told her, then she told my brother and I at social occasions to stop us from gorging ourselves in front of others at buffets!”
On the surface it would seem that motherly advice has been taken. Lighter-than-air vocals reminiscent of Mercury Rev’s ethereal tones flow alongside an infectious ukulele melody and four to floor bass drum making it not only recall the stripped-back, traditional sound of Songs For Walter’s self-titled debut EP, but also the epitome of Englishness in its truest sense – amenable, considered, and always polite.
But don’t be fooled, for Songs For Walter has always been a master of trickery presenting everyday scenarios that represent far deeper lying issues – here a seemingly innocent party spread masquerades as a deliberately misleading yet astute commentary on social etiquette, over-indulgence and addiction.
“I’m just hoping i can find some kind of balance,” sings Hulme at the end of the song. Whatever that balance is, there’s no doubting that Family Hold Back is Songs For Walter at its most accomplished sounding yet.
His last singles ‘Tougher Than A Soldier’s Boots’ and ‘Moon / Two Out Of Ten’ gained multiple radio plays by Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft. Having spent the last 8 months furiously bringing his last single and debut EP to life with numerous live performances around the country and relishing a work ethic just as strong, Songs For Walter’s Laurie Hulme has been a busy man.
Building a momentum to release a free single each month up until Summer 2013, in which a lovely piece of vinyl will be released documenting this amazing story of ‘Songs For Walter’.
‘Longlisted’ for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2013
“Entirely beautiful” -NME
“Irresistibly tuneful gems that you’ll find yourself playing on repeat for days” -Under The Radar Magazine
Free download from our friends THE SWEETS. Hazy guitar jams from North Carolina.
“…Tear Talk’s universe is a cohesive collection of brights and darks, feelings and cold hearts painted with talent, distorted guitars and a sense of direction.” -Chaotisch und charmant
“B R E A T H E”, the debut Tear Talk vinyl release is a gorgeous 7″ featuring a custom die-cut, reverse-board printed cover showcasing the songs “B R E A T H E” and “Only Illusions” – 2 of the 3 new tracks available for download – pressed on grey with white stripe vinyl. Purchase here in the UK/Euro. Otherwise purchase here.
“The lead single is a piece of synth heavy indie pop majesty which is really driven forward by the excellent vocals, the track also has a good retro feel to it without trying to sound like anything else. B-Side Santa Clara is a mellower affair and its looping synths really keep you engaged in the track throughout to make up a really good tune.” -Impropaganda
SONGS FOR WALTER
‘Tougher Than a Soldier’s Boots’ b/w ‘Where Are You Going?’
Having spent the last 7 months furiously bringing his self-titled debut EP to life with numerous live performances around the country and relishing a work ethic just as strong, Songs For Walter alter-ego Laurie Hulme has been bashing out new songs as though they’re going out of fashion. And here it is, the pick of the latest bunch; a 2 and half minute trip of lo-fi strummery that comes perfectly timed with its autumnal meanderings.
Sutja Gutiérrez and Bleeding Gold Records present “Death Is My Lover, Life Is Your Wife / Weekend Boy” 7inch vinyl edition. “Death Is My Lover, Life Is Your Wife” was written by Sutja Gutiérrez during a short period where Sutja had some cancer tests at the hospital. Don’t worry, he is at no risk! “Weekend Boy” was written by Sutja Gutiérrez during his last disappointment with nightlife. Please, Smile.
The new 12″ featuring backing vocals from:
“Still”: Catherine Debard – Sally Paradise (Montreal, Canada)
“So smart”: Casey Mecija – Ohbijou (Toronto, Canada)
“After”: Sandra Vu – SISU (Los Angeles, USA)
“Hung out”: Anne Boutonnat – Marc Desse (Paris, France)
“Hung out”: Spooky Bubble – Alligator Indian (Asheville, USA)
The second full-length release from South Wales’ HEHFU on Bleeding Gold. This time we find Bradley writing songs about the demise of the relationship that was the theme of the first album, Music For My Broken Ears. The contrast shows in the rawer sound; more lo-fi, if that is even possible, and more heart-on-his-sleeve than ever. We hope you enjoy this collection of relationship exorcisms as much as we do.
Sex Dream is the solo project of San Francisco Bay Area musician, Benjamin W. Jameson. Benjamin’s debut record attempts to widen the relationship between bass, guitar, and drums by employing restraint and independence between the instruments. Benjamin’s influence comes from the sonic boundaries around an electric guitar as well as the understated power of an interesting bass-line. He currently works out of Martinez and Oakland, CA.
France’s Blanche As A Name present some Americana-tinged pop from their debut EP Ravens, featuring an exclusive 3rd track available only with the purchase of the Frost single. Limited edition half-n-half clear and blue vinyl 7″ single in a gorgeous matte cover.
On Monday October 15th we will be releasing the remastered version of SEX DREAM‘s debut EP. The 10″ will be available on transparent blue vinyl with a glossy jacket. More details soon.