Saturday, 22 August 2015

77 days is too long - Bill and Hannah Botting

oh, yes... just 77 days til the release of the sixth installment of this year's 7777777 club, and remember there are just 77 copies available to non-subscribers (and there are still subscriptions available, just look over there, on the right...

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anyway, here's the first release from two members of the most charming family in rock and roll, that's Bill and Hannah Botting (from Allo Darlin and Owl & Mouse respectively) fronting a supergroup of Paul "Thunder" Rains, Jonny "Huddersfield" Helm and Tom "Tom" Wade

pre order here, it's out on 7th November, and Bill's playing the Union Chapel on 17th Oct

Friday, 7 August 2015

Release Date - Woodpigeon & Norman Blake

as you may or may not know, wiaiwya-7777777 is a seven inch singles club, a very ambitious seven inch singles club, due to last for seven years

today we reach the mid point, the 25th single of the set...

The Woodpigeon and Norman Blake 45 is the sound of the Laurel Canyon recorded on a feather, with a bit of Prefab Sprout and Fairport Convention added for good measure; delicate wispy harmonies, intimate acoustic instrumentation, and the West Coast feel that Glaswegians do so well.

Woodpigeon is fundamentally Mark Andrew Hamilton writing songs. Starting off in Edinburgh (with members of eagleowl), then moving to Canada for the band's first full-length album, entitled Songbook, released in late 2006. Three years later the second long player, Treasury Library Canada c/w Houndstooth Europa was long-listed for the Polaris Prize, and Hamilton served as the curator of the first annual Sled Island Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
2010 saw the band's third album, Die Stadt Muzikanten, then 2012 marked a move to Vienna and 2013 the release of Thumbtacks + Glue on Fierce Panda.
Woodpigeon has collaborated with over 70 musicians, and has played alongside Withered Hand, Ólöf Arnalds, Broken Social Scene, Patrick Wolf, Iron and Wine, Grizzly Bear, and Calexico, has appeared as part of Ray Davies’ Meltdown, and played Iceland Airwaves festival twice.

Of course Norman Blake needs no introduction, but here goes anyway: Norman has been recording hits since the Boy Hairdressers ep in 1986, after a stint in the BMX Bandits he formed Teenage Fanclub in 1989, two years later they released one of the best albums of the 90’s – Bandwagonesque… aside from 10 Fanclub LPs (with another in the pipeline) Norman has recorded with Joe Pernice, Euros Childs, Jad Fair, the Pastels, Tenniscoats, Kevin Ayers, Bill Wells, The Reindeer Section, Snowgoose, Yeon Gene and The Pearlfishers.

Today we’re adding Woodpigeon to that list.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

77 days is too long - FeverDream and Laura K

the first new FeverDream recordings since their LP, MoyaMoya, along with Laura K from Tigercats


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

five boxes of these arrived yesterday

Friday, 22 May 2015

77 days is too long - Woodpigeon & Norman Blake

today the world is a better place than it was yesterday

yep - the fourth of this year's 7777777 singles club is by Woodpigeon & Norman Blake and is (predictably) gorgeous

you can pre-order it from today, until it sells out - so move sharpish

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

recap on this year's wiaiwya-7777777 singles club

just a quick recap on this year's wiaiwya-7777777 singles club, as i know it can be a lot to take in - it's easy to get sevenblind to it all

so, 2015 is the fourth year of the wiaiwya singles club - each subscriber gets seven singles in the post over the year - and subscribing is the only way to guarantee your copies

to subscribe to wiaiwya-7777777 2015 (seven 7" singles)
add 2014 membership number

this year we've asked people to record with artists they don't usually work with, resulting in seven one-off collaborations

Pete Astor and Keith Negus have formed the Fairlight Myth:

World of Fox has recorded two duets with Amelia Fletcher

Pam Berry and Lupe Núñez-Fernández are recording together as Bel Étage

Mark Woodpigeon asked Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake if he'd like to collaborate on a single (available to preorder from 22nd May and is released on 7th August)

FeverDream enlisted their old friend Laura K to help with the first new material to be released after their debut long player (available to preorder from 22 July, and out 7th October)

Bill Botting and his sister Hannah put together a super group (with a Tigercat, a Wave Picture and an Owl & Mouse) - out 7th November

and finally Pete Weiss recorded a new single with Chris Ballew from the Presidents of the United States of America) - out 7th Decenber