I have started a label to go with this blog. Great music with great stories.
Everything is available through all the usual digital channels.
The Ruby Tuesdays ‘That Doesn’t Go There’ released on 20th January 2020.
video made using footage of dancers at Shelly’s Night club in Stoke (where the band were from).
Indie Through The Looking Glass Releases in artist alphabetical order:
The first tune on ITTLG, ‘Aldershot’ was released in November 2018 and is by my own alter ego, Christine X. I am making music using cut up cassette tapes of interviews, live Buzz Club clips, rehearsals and putting them to music. I have set myself the challenge of releasing a track for each letter of the alphabet and have so far completed A to D.
Sean Johnston AKA The Hardway Bros did a ‘Camden’ remix for me released in April 2019
Herbie Airto ‘Childsplay’
Released on 10 August 2019
The ‘Unknown Passenger’ e.p.
Dark, electronic, jazzy, psychedelia.
Released 1st November 2019
J.D. and Bob
The 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.
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.
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.
The Ruby Tuesdays
‘That Doesn’t go There’ e.p. released 20th January 2020
More releases coming soon.