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DCW Sweet Boy EP out now

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 17:51

David Cronenberg's Wife release the 'Sweet Boy' EP today. The four tracks include a new version of 'Sweet Boy' from the recent 'Don't Wait To Be Hunted To Hide' album sung by keyboard player Rhi Tucker plus a version in German sung by Mary Boeker and a cover of The Seeds' 'Pushin' Too Hard'.

 

2014

Thursday, 02 January 2014 20:58

The coming year will see albums from Sheepy, Sergeant Buzfuz, Lucy's Diary and Slate Islands as well as singles from David Cronenberg's Wife and Emily capell among others.

The Blang year kicks off on January 27 with the release of Sheepy's debut eponymous album (CD and download) preceded on the 20th by digital single "These Clothes" b/w "Belly Dancer". "These Clothes" is currently being blasted out at Top Man shops around the UK as its currently on their playlist. A video will be unveiled in a few weeks.

2014 should also see Blang's 50th release which will be marked by a compilation CD and some fun and games.

Happy new year!

 

Joe Murphy Euro tour diary

Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:10

Blang man and Sergeant Buzfuz songwriter Joe Murphy has written a blog about his solo tour of Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year here

 

Thomas Truax documentary and Peer Gynt theatre score

Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:04

Thomas Truax has composed music for Theater Dortmund’s new production of Peer Gynt which is showing bi-monthly in Dortmund from now until June 2014. Thomas also performs live during the play.

Meanwhile a new 42 minute documentary “Hornicating With Thomas Truax”, made by David Cronenberg’s Wife frontman Tom Mayne, is viewable online here

 

Malcolm Kaksois at 12 Bar Club Oct 15

Thursday, 10 October 2013 17:51

Malcolm Kaksois plays two London shows next week, at the 12 Bar Club next Tuesday October 15th (onstage "sometime after 10.30 pm" says Malcolm and at Black Velvet, 3 North End Crescent, W14 on Friday 18th (Malcolm thinks he's on early)

 

Sheepy Little Chatterbox video

Thursday, 10 October 2013 17:35

Sheepy's new video for "Little Chatterbox" was shot in Liverpool and has gained 7000 YouTube hits in the last 8 days. It's from the forthcoming "Sheepy" album, due in January.

See the video here

 

Autumn releases and news

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 21:17

David Cronenberg’s Wife
The third David Cronenberg’s Wife album ‘Don’t Wait To Be Hunted To Hide’ is in physical and online shops this week as a 10 track CD or download. More narratives from the minds of obsessives and psychopaths fed through the usual DCW blender of sinister surf guitars and autistic post-punk repetition. Like Link Wray soundtracking a David Peace story.

Reviews are due in Q and Uncut. There’s a review/interview at Fame here, which includes a stream of Spiked and calls the album one of the most interesting of the year:


The 4 track Spiked download EP is also out now with 3 non-album tracks including a great cover of Paul Hawkins’s ‘Music Is My Enemy’ and an Oculus III remix of Spiked.

Matt Dolphin
Matt Dolphin’s recent first Blang release is the 8 track ‘Eighth House’ album and is a favourite at Blang HQ, one of those album’s that just gets better and better with each play. It has resonances of Tim Buckley, Nicks Drake and Cave and Lee Hazelwood. The review from Sounds XP here describes it better. It’s available as a download or hand-made CD-R direct from Matt throught the Blangshop


Sheepy
Liverpool’s Sheepy release ‘Another Day’, their last single of the year, next Monday. It’s in the shops or at gigs on split 7 inch vinyl with Irish band Vamos (a co-prodution between Blang and Irish label Dead Monkey). We haven’t put this on sale on iTunes or anywhere official but Blang fans can download the Sheepy tracks for 1p each (or 1p for both - you can’t get much cheaper than that) as a special offer at the Blangshop

‘Another Day’ is Sheepy’s most addictive pop tune to date and has had 5 plays on 6 Music as well as twice soundtracking the goals on Sky’s Soccer AM.  The video featuring firework-related antics and tour buffoonery from their recent European tour is here

Sheepy record their first album in January which should be out late spring / early summer.

Milk Kan
Scrappy has been writing songs with Brighton’s dub reggae aristocrat Prince Fatty.

Sergeant Buzfuz
Have started recording their new album and Joe is recording a solo album. They have a new bassist.

Corporal Machine And The Bombers
Have recorded an album with Ian Button which we’re putting out on vinyl next year.

Slate Islands
Should have their first album out next year. It’s recorded.

Thomas Truax
Is working on new material in Germany.

Thanks for supporting Blang, a truly independent label run for love. Many so-called independents are fronts for bigger labels. Which is why they’re shit.

 

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