A label I’ve set up to accompany this blog. Distributed through all the usual digital platforms.
Old music, new music, always great music, always great stories.
Herbie Airto ‘Joy’ from the ‘Unknown Passenger’ e.p. Released 20th March 2020.
I’m very psyched to be releasing this. The animation has been done by Matthew Whitmore, who I first came across when he won the 2019 White Elephant Film Festival.
Artists in alphabetical order:
Released in November 2018, the first tune on ITTLG, was ‘Aldershot’ by Christine X. Made using cut up cassette tapes of interviews, live Buzz Club clips, rehearsals and putting them to music. Christine X is my musical alter-ego and I will be releasing one track for each letter of the alphabet, so far I am up to D -‘Demoed’.
‘Aldershot’ featuring the voices of the Krispy 3, Shaun Ryder, James Dean Bradfield and Bobby Gillespie, all recorded live at The Buzz Club.
Sean Johnson / Hardway Bros – ‘Despite her original version of ’Camden’clocking in at a very pacey 140 bpm and the confusing nature of her folky DADGAD tunings, I think I have delivered something which maintains the spirit of the original but satisfies the needs of the dancefloor.’
Released on 10 August 2019
J.D. and Bob
‘Found’ mini album
Demos that were recorded for Island Records in 1998, the cassette was lost, then found again in 2018. Featuring Jo Bartlett, Danny Hagan, Bob Whittle and Mathew Priest.
‘Hwyl’ Released 21st February 2020
A one off solo single. Featuring the voices of Bethan & Huw from Radio 1 in Wales recorded onto cassette by me, in 2000. Footage of living in Brecon in 2004. I made the music this year, using analogue drum machines a bass guitar and my Fender Jaguar.
New Tennessee Waltz
The e.p. is a collection of songs recorded on cassette in 1986 by New Tennessee Waltz. Based in Fleet, Hampshire, the band were regulars at The Buzz Club in Aldershot, where they supported The June Brides and The BMX Bandits. If they weren’t on stage, they were usually in the crowd. They played semi-acoustic guitars and wore great clothes.
The Ruby Tuesdays
‘That Doesn’t go There’ e.p. released 20th January 2020
Originally released as a 12″ single on Push Records in 1990.
Video made using footage of dancers at Shelly’s Night club in Stoke (where the band were from) from the same era. It works strangely well with the track!
Sons of the Descent
‘Physics of Angels’ released 5 July 2019
Sons of the Descent are a Scottish three-piece rich in musical history. Based in Edinburgh and Fife, Hugh Duggie, Stephen Evans and Ian White together bring a touch of independent music royalty to the label.
Ian, from the band is great friends with my brother Tom and we always enjoy talking about music in depth whenever we see each other. Ian was previously signed to Factory Records as part of The Wendys.
I’m also delighted to say that Grant McPhee director of ‘ Big Gold Dream’ was especially commissioned by the band to produce the ‘Physics of Angels’ video.
Grant’s work ‘Big Gold Dream’, focusing on Scotland’s post-punk culture, was the winner of the Edinburgh International Film Festival Audience Award a couple of years ago.
More releases coming soon.