Archive for Songs For Walter

BG099 | BG101 | BG102

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2016 by bleedinggold

BG102 ROSE CHARIOTEyes 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 CHAPLINBoy 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.

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BUY 2×12″LP   :   USA   |   UK

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.

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BUY 12″LP   :   USA   |   UK   |   FR |   iTunes

BG099 | Songs For Walter

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2015 by bleedinggold

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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.

Officially released January 22nd, 2016 but if you order in the US from this link you can make sure your vinyl arrives no later than release date if not MUCH sooner! CDs coming soon.

Order in the UK here.

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Guest Mix: Bleeding Gold Records

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by bleedinggold

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Another of our favorite labels is taking over our Guest Mix feature. Roger Preston of Bleeding Gold Records gives you a little background on the seriously rad label below. You’ll also find a tracklist and 8tracks ready to stream for you below too!

Bleeding Gold Records is a San Diego, California-based label focusing mostly on vinyl and digital releases from an international roster of new and emerging acts, such as Just Handshakes (Leeds,UK), The Sweets (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and Os Drogons (Chambéry, France). Our bands vary in genre from indie pop, lo-fi, folk to shoegaze and beyond. The most recent release from Space Heat (San Diego, CA) signals a shift in focus on local talent as well as plans to collaborate with their label collective Field Trips, which will feature 5 separate projects all sharing members, co-released with Bleeding Gold. Along with these projects there will be the debut full-length 12″ from Tape Waves

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BG071 | BG072

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2014 by bleedinggold

BG071 // 10 Feb 2014

Songs For Walter aka Laurie Hulme is back with another slice of folk pop, this time armed with a banjo and a story about his Grandfathers philosophy, communism and constitutional stance about Laurie changing his university course to politics.

The title is from the philosopher: Thomas Hobbe’s ‘Leviathan’ of which Laurie studied during his time at university. Hobbes says that ungoverned man would be constantly at war because of Competition, Diffidence and Glory. This is a comprehensible story about family life and how it can affect your studies, read into it as much as like.

Free download here.

BG072 // 10 Feb 2014

North Carolina’s The Sweets  and  PETEY return to Bleeding Gold for another split cassette release, this time featuring 2 new EPs – 9 tracks of slacker lo-fi goodness. Cassette comes in white with purple ink or translucent purple with white ink, double-sided full color jcards and digital download cards. Order here. Stream here.

Laurie Hulme on Golden Glow’s “Beauty / Duty”

Posted in Band Update with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by bleedinggold

I first met Pierre (Golden Glow), and then later that night Laurie, on a trip to the UK in 2011 when the band THE NOTES had toured a bit in France and I played tour-dad. Before the guys headed back to Uni in Southampton and I returned home to the US, we traveled up to Manchester to meet up with Pierre. He and I had already begun planning the release of his debut album and this was a good time to meet face to face. We met for a pint, went to Piccadilly Records, had some more drinks, met up with Pierre’s friends that would eventually make up the live band for Golden Glow, and continued the party until there were no other places open in the city. Legendary night!

I asked Laurie Hulme (aka Songs For Walter) – co-producer of the new Golden Glow EP “Beauty/Duty” – to answer 4 questions about the making of the album. 

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BleedingGold: How did you get involved with the recording of the EP?

LaurieHulme: Obviously I really enjoyed playing in GG. Pierre writes great tunes and he allowed us all a certain amount of freedom to develop parts or play things subtly differently when we played live. Pierre records most of his stuff on his 4 track but he talked about wanting more control over the mix and with us practically living next door to each other it made sense to mix in my (very humble) home studio.

BG: What is your favorite track and why?

LH: Probably ‘The Scene.’ When we first played it live it was a lot faster. The version on here is so much dreamier, it has a kind of effortlessness to it and the Anna Karina vocal sample fits so well.

BG: Knowing Pierre the little bit that i do, i’m assuming there were some crazy nights involved – care to share any stories of over-drinking, etc possibly related to the recording?

LH: We probably spent ten times the amount of time talking about the fact we were gonna do this EP than it took to actually sit down and do it. We’d often mix for a bit and then head out into town. We had a practise room right in the middle of town which we’d often visit in the small hours after the bars had closed and play music at ridiculous volumes through the PA into the morning. I recall one morning when Pierre was so hungover he went to work wearing his slippers!

BG: Your thoughts on Pierre’s move to London?

LH: I think Pierre is really suited to London. I know he’s loving being in the thick of it already. He knew pretty much everyone in Manchester so I guess it’s very different for him being more anonymous down there, perhaps a lot more refreshing.

BG065 | Songs For Bleeding Gold

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by bleedinggold
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Artwork by Jesse Treece

10 Bleeding Gold cover songs by other Bleeding Gold artists!!

Bleeding Gold will be slowing down for the remainder of the year. We are taking a break to reassess the current musical landscape, pay off some serious business debt and return to the fold at a later date with a new business plan that will be better for the artists, the label, and most importantly, the fans.

The download is FREE – but if there is anything you can give, know that the money will go into helping Bleeding Gold return like a phoenix!

Cheers!

BG050 vinyl | BG058

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2013 by bleedinggold

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Bleeding Gold Records is happy to share the news of the vinyl edition of BG050 – MOON JELLY – featuring 6 songs of electro-weirdo-pop from Orlando, Florida’s MOON JELLY. Available on Baby Blue edition (Edition 150) and Pink Splatter edition (Edition 100), both come with full color inner sleeve and jacket featuring artwork by Kimberly Vang. Watch the new video for B-side lead track Clooouds. iTunes here.

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Free download of a new non-album track from Manchester’s Songs For Walter.

UPCOMING Songs For Walter GIGS:
August 25th – The Windmill, Brixton
August 31st – Video Jam (Whitworth park) and Eagle Inn (Salford)
Sept 7th – Maquire’s Pizza bar, Liverpool
Sept 8th – Canal Festival (1-2pm) Brownsfield Mill, Manchester
Spet 14th – Fest No.6
Sept 20th – Fuel , Withington, Manchester
Sept 21st – Salford Lads Club (8pm) and the Castle (10pm)
Sept 27th – Mac, Belfast
Oct 12th – Soup kitchen, Manchester
Nov 9th – The Star & Garter, Manchester

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