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’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
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.
Scrappy has been writing songs with Brighton’s dub reggae aristocrat Prince Fatty.
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.
Should have their first album out next year. It’s recorded.
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.
DCW in new film of Shakespeare's Tempest
Thursday, 05 July 2012 20:27
New British independent film "The Tempest" features "Pale-Skinned Girl" by David Cronenberg's Wife on the soundtrack. The film, a modern take on Shakespeare, premieres at the East End Film Festival tomorrow. It's made by independent film company Fifth Column.
Sgt Buzfuz interview
Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:13
Joe Murphy talks about the new Sgt Buzfuz album "Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself" at Folkwords
Sheepy: "Glum" out today
Monday, 02 April 2012 14:36
“Glum” the poptastic second single from Liverpool’s Sheepy, as played by Frank Skinner on his Absolute Radio show, is out on Blang today (BLANG 42).
Here’s what people have said about it:
“Had The Kinks began life as a Merseybeat band it's easy to imagine their psychedelic mid-period could have produced tracks like 'Glum'…. joyfully out of step, inhabiting its own psych-pop bubble… Luke Jones is making this whole music lark look far too easy.” SOUNDS XP
“evokes the precise and archly artistic pop of 10cc… It makes you wonder what wonders Sheepy will add to ''Glum'' once you've all paid for this single. The flip, ''Craic Injector'', bangs seven kinds of fuck out of it though.” UNPEELED
“draws comparisons to Welsh wizards Super Furry Animals.” A MUSICAL PRIORITY
Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Ei0Qt5SU8
Available at all download stores eg
or at the Blang shop: click Shop icon at top of this page
Sheepy and his band are playing in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Belgium in May. Followed by 2 dates in London:
Friday 18th Prince Albert (onstage 11.30 pm)
Saturday 19th 12 Bar Club (with Sgt Buzfuz)
Buzfuz on 6 Music 5 weeks in a row
Monday, 26 March 2012 16:49
Tracks from the forthcoming "Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself" album by Sgt Buzfuz have been played on Gideon Coe's show for 5 weeks running now, with the deputising Tom Ravenscroft playing "Here Come The Popes Part 4" last week. "It's a peculiar record" he said. "But I think I rather like it."
Sheepy on the radio
Monday, 12 March 2012 12:22
Frank Skinner played "Glum" on his show on Saturday. Sheepy's second single is out April 2nd.
Thomas Truax Joins Blang
Sunday, 11 March 2012 13:49
We’re proud to welcome Thomas Truax to the Blang label with his new “Monthly Journal” album. Well-known for his storming live shows, his array of self-built and -invented instruments and his oddball and charming songs Thomas made his first appearance outside his native US at Blang at the 12 Bar in 2003.
“Monthly Journal” is the result of Thomas’s 2011 project to write, record and release to radio a song each month. This resulted in several spins from Jarvis Cocker and an interview with Mark Radcliffe on 6 Music.
“ a fabulous album, and a great place to start if you’re keen to discover this maverick mad sonic inventor. Truax is so incredibly creative, and, like all of his previous albums, there is layer upon layer of weirdness and surreal enchantment to be discovered with each new listen. This is a worthy addition to the already formidable Truax canon.” (Pennyblack)
Some early reviews:
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