We’ve got a sweet Winter-time digital release from our Manchester friends ROMAN LAKES. ‘Cross Thread‘, the lead track features a collaboration with the talented Canadian drummer, Mario Lunardo. The release also features a new demo (‘Home Tonight‘) and a ‘Reprise‘ version of the title track. Download for FREE or Name Your Price here.
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BG102 ROSE CHARIOT “Eyes Just Follow/Lenkille” digital single
Rose Chariot is the moniker of 26-year-old Mancunian producer/musician Ross Marriott. His new material – recorded between Manchester and Lisbon – is colourful, dramatic and dense, drawing from influences such as Jai Paul, The Cardigans, Grimes, Foals, Prince, Björk and Interpol.
“Last year I moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where I was based for a year,” explains Ross. “It was a really interesting time; I got mugged twice, ended up in hospital, and also met some really fascinating people. With the new songs, I tried to capture the feeling of living in a new place where everything’s exciting, raw and mysterious. It was a huge contrast to the ‘coldness’ of England, so I tried to
use that as my inspiration.”
Download Rose Chariot here.
BG101 TIM CHAPLIN “Boy To Make Me Worry” 2×12″LP
Continuing the documentation of home-recordings by UK-based artist Tim Chaplin, this 2×12″ gatefold LP features 17 songs cut to Silver and Gold vinyl with a digital download code for the full 39-track collection ranging from 1998 – 2010. Full-color gatefold jacket with artwork by Seattle-based artist Jesse Treece.
To celebrate the release Tim has offered up this amazing mix called Girl To Make You Happy:
1. Sweet Unknown – Cranes
2. She May Call You Up Tonight – The Left Banke
3. Carolay – Crazy Horse
4. Five One Zero Lovers – Lazycame
5. Church Of Wilson (4-Track) – Cotton Mather
6. Guest Informant – The Fall
7. Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache – Warren Smith
8. Needles And Pins – Jackie DeShannon
9. With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend – The Three O’Clock
10. Out Of My Mind – Buffalo Springfield
11. AAA – Paul Westerberg
BG099 Songs For Walter 12″LP
The long-awaited debut full-length album from Manchester’s SONGS FOR WALTER has been teased throughout the last few years with free download singles and tales of bygone Hulme-family history. Singer-songwriter Laurie Hulme is ready to lay out the full story with this 13-track CLEAR VINYL 12″ LP in gorgeous gatefold cover with printed lyrics. Download features full 16-track album.
OUR 100th RELEASE!
BG100 SONGS FOR BLEEDING GOLD II : Released Monday November 9th in conjunction with Independent Label Week (09 Nov – 15 Nov)! 9 Bleeding Gold bands covering other songs from the Bleeding Gold catalog…a follow up to the 2013 covers compilation Songs For Bleeding Gold. We are celebrating the release all week by offering extremely- limited edition LATHE-CUT 7″ picture discs of each of the 9 tracks from the album, all featuring unique artwork by Seattle-based artist Jesse Treece. Only 20 copies will be released of each track and all at various times throughout the week, so KEEP YOUR BROWSERS SET TO OUR BIGCARTEL SHOP NEXT WEEK!!
ARTWORK BY JESSE TREECE
“But good things come to those who wait, and this is definitely a good thing.” – Anders Larsson
(Video by Ken Link)
Edition of 200 various/multi-colored 7″
Full-color fold-over covers. Colors include Grey, Pink, and Green.
In SAN DIEGO you can grab a copy of this single at M-THEORY MUSIC on Washington!
Roman Lakes is the solo project of Ben from Bleeding Gold‘s S’s and Special Guests. The Greater-Manchester-born singer-songwriter creates guitalele folk-pop with tones in the right zones. Influences include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Morrissey, Lucy Rose and The Tallest Man on Earth.
Download the new single for NAME YOUR OWN PRICE (incl. FREE) at bandcamp below:
Also check out this new demo:
Apache Viking were hatched circa 2009 from members of Newcastle based band Free Diamonds (signed to Deep Elm records in the US), US act Foresake Ya to the Snakes, and the famed Newcastle country band The Devitos.
This unlikely coalition is a jigsaw of pop punk, cartoon lyricism, Russian polka and mid 50’s lo-fi. Instantly Apache Viking were quoted as the best band in Newcastle upon Tyne and ones to watch by BBC 6 music (who have dedicated airplay on many occasions).