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Jake Mattison filmed this live session of his track “Lord If I Could” before his appearance at Swn Festival in Cardiff recently (18 October). The result is just lovely – and reminds us why we fell in love with him (and his crowd silencing voice) right back at the start of the year. A small number of copies of his debut single, “Sorrow”, are still in stock at LFC HQ – grab one here.
What was that saying about London buses? You wait for ages and then two come along at once? Something like that. Well, we can apply this to LFC Records releases. We’ve been locked away for a little while since the summer, but rather than fading slowly into obscurity, we’ve been preparing two amazing singles for you – first, The Divers one, which we announced a week or two back, and now we’re delighted to tell you that we’ll also be putting out Jade Hopcroft‘s wonderful debut single, “Saint”, on Monday 19 November.
We first came across Jade and her head-turning, haunting folk pop back in May at The Great Escape Festival down in Brighton, and so good was that show we decided we had to get involved to ensure that as many people as possible around the world hear her remarkable voice and nifty way around a pop song. Since then, she’s been cutting her teeth on the live scene with the likes of Matt Corby, Luke Sital-Singh and Rachel Sermanni, and has also found time to record these rather spine-tingling couple of tracks that make up the single. If you haven’t yet heard her, hit play below and think along the lines of Stevie Nicks, First Aid Kit and Laura Marling.
To celebrate the release, Jade will be playing a series of shows in London in the next few weeks – the famous Ronnie Scott’s (Tue 20 November), AAA on High Street Kensington (Thu 29 November) and Metropolis Studios in Chiswick (Tue 4 December). The single “Saint” will be available from all good digital retailers from 19 November, and will be backed with the previously unrecorded “Habit”, which has quickly become a mainstay in Jade’s live sets.
October 8th, 2012 • News
Tags: A Little Better, Bowerman Studios, Diego Belmonte, Hang Around, James Bourne, Julian Bialowas photography, LAISSEZ FAIRE CLUB, Laissez Faire Club Records, LFC007, Mike Elliott, Pete Hickman, The Divers
We’re delighted to announce that the next release on Laissez Faire Club Records will be The Divers‘ amazing track “A Little Better”, which will be available from all good digital outlets (iTunes / Spotify included) from Monday 26 November.
We first came across a live studio video of the track from the London based quartet back in January, and it’s probably no exaggeration to say we’ve listened to it almost every day since (and whooped loudly when they’ve dropped it in their live shows).
To our ears, it’s as good as US indie referencing rock-pop gets, and as such we decided we had to get this out there for the world at large to hear. If you appreciate the work of people like Band Of Horses, Wilco, Pearl Jam, The Shins, Elliott Smith, Death Cab For Cutie, et al, we’re of the opinion The Divers will be your new favourite band before too long. Just under three minutes, perhaps, if you hit play on the single below. Go on – treat your ears.
As with all these singles we put out, there will of course be a launch party to celebrate. On this occasion, we can reveal that The Divers will be taking to the stage at The Enterprise in Camden on Tuesday 27 November, a day after the release hits the proverbial shelves, which should give you ample time to learn the words in advance. Supports are TBC at the time of writing – so keep checking back to find out what we have in store (and also for ticketing details).
September 6th, 2012 • News
Tags: Australia, Folk, From The Start, Heart Of Mine, Israel Cannan, Jade Hopcroft, Jake Mattison, LAISSEZ FAIRE CLUB, Laissez Faire Club Records, LFC006, Singer songwriter, Sophie Grant, The Enterprise, Walk
It’s been a short while, but we’re finally ready to announce that the next release on Laissez Faire Club Records will be “Heart Of Mine”, the stunning and uplifting new single from one of Australia’s brightest new songwriting talents, Israel Cannan.
You might remember his wonderful, charisma filled set at The Enterprise back in June, where he opened up for Jake Mattison at the launch party for our last release, “Sorrow”. Since then, Israel has been making further waves in London, a place he’s made his home since moving from Australia at the end of last year.
Available on iTunes (and all other good digital retailers) from Monday 1 October, the release will be Israel’s first since his 2010 album, “Walk”, and also his debut single in the UK.
Of course, we’ll be throwing a big party to celebrate, and where better to do it than the old stomping ground of The Enterprise? We’re back there on Tuesday 25 September, folks, and support on the night comes from firm LFC favourite Jade Hopcroft, who’ll be warming us up with her haunting lyrical folk-pop, and Sophie Grant. Not at all one to be missed. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve booked Israel to support his fellow countrymen Deep Sea Arcade at The Windmill in Brixton later on that week (Friday 28 September). Plenty to look forward to.
Check out the charming video to the A-side below, and stream the early Shins recalling B-side, “From The Start”, below that.
After Jake Mattison‘s gig at a rainy Jubilee Square during Brighton’s Great Escape Festival last Thursday afternoon (10 May), our friends over at Beatwolf Magazine cornered him at The Mash Tun pub across the road for a chat about his influences and inspirations, the Manchester scene and touring with Emeli Sande last year, amongst a few other things.
Jake also performed a powerful, scruff-of-the-neck-grabbing version of his forthcoming debut single “Sorrow”, out on LFC Records in a few weeks, which left those in the room speechless. Check the interview and performance out above, and be sure to grab a copy of the 7″ vinyl on pre-order, because they’re flying out as we speak.
Jake’s next live shows are the “Sorrow” single launch parties on the 6th and 7th June, in Manchester and London respectively. Head over to our events page for further information and ticket details.
Well it wouldn’t be a proper single release without a big launch party, would it? In this case, we’ve decided to really push the boat out and throw TWO parties on consecutive nights (6 & 7 June), in Manchester and London respectively, so both sides of the Watford Gap can have a piece of Jake Mattison action.
Support in Manchester comes from Tawse, whilst Australia’s Israel Cannan will be opening up in London, all before Jake comes on to celebrate the release of his first ever single. There’ll be special guest DJ sets too, and we’ll most likely be dusting off our own 12 inches in time for the occasion.
Grab your tickets HERE (includes a ticket / 7″ vinyl deal) and be sure to let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing to the Facebook events. If for some reason you can’t make either show but still want a seven inch, pre-order is now open here. There aren’t many tickets (or vinyls) at all, so be quick if you want in.
This morning, as promised, here’s the artwork to Jake Mattison‘s “Sorrow” single which will be out in just over a month (4 June). Manchester based designer Daren Newman came up with the minimal yet striking image, and we can’t wait to hold the seven inch sleeve in our hands.
Also, the B-side to the release, “You’re Too Old” is now available for streaming alongside the lead track. It’s a remastered version of one of Jake’s early demos, and was recorded at Stockport’s Eve Studios alongside “Sorrow” last October.
Following on from the two sold out Communion London shows with Matt Corby (at Ballyhoo and The Garage), Jake plays Brighton’s Great Escape Festival next week – he’ll be appearing at The Hub on Jubilee Square at 2pm on 10 May. We’ll be there, board shorts on and ice lolly in hand.
Since the US release of their debut album “If You’re Young” last August, The Static Jacks have been a busy bunch. Two tours of the States and two of Europe / the UK have happened, with the band sharing stages with the likes of Howler, The Cribs and The Wombats along the way (famously appearing at Brixton Academy in February with the latter).
They’re currently showing no signs of slowing down, either – the band are back on the road in the US this week, again lending support to The Wombats on a 13 date tour (23 April – 9 May) – which includes notable appearances at Webster Hall in NYC and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Also, rather like Arctic Monkeys did after their debut LP, the band have just announced a new standalone 4-track EP, “Spray Tan” (a reference to the orange looking lady on the “Into The Sun” single, we wonder?), will be released next month to bridge the gap between first and second albums.
Recorded with producer Andrew Maury (also the producer of debut EP “Laces”) in five fast days last summer, we’re told, the opening track “Young Guns” displays a rough and ready grit we’ve come to associate with their live shows, and is as hard hitting and memorable as anything on their debut album. Pick it up for free below, and if you’re heading out to any of current dates, expect to hear it in the set alongside the other newbies.
We’re delighted to this morning welcome Manchester’s Jake Mattison to the Laissez Faire Club Records family. Having been totally knocked out by Jake’s voice when we first him heard late last year, and also very impressed with his effortless way around a good tune, we decided we had to get involved in bringing this huge talent to a wider audience.
To that end: Jake’s debut single, “Sorrow”, will be out on limited edition 7″ vinyl (300 copies) and digital download from Monday 4 June.
Not one but two single launch parties have been arranged: The Castle Hotel in Manchester on Wednesday 6 June, and London’s Enterprise on Thursday 7 June. Support on both dates will be announced shortly, as will ticket details (so keep checking back).
In the meantime, you can exclusively stream the single below and we’re also offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of “Too The Old House (You Return)” (recorded during the same session as the single), which should get you all warmed up for what’s to come. In the first instance, that’s two support slots with Australia’s Matt Corby, one at Ballyhoo this Tuesday 17th and one at The Garage next Wednesday 25th. We’re excited.
Back in February, we alerted you to Channel Cairo‘s excellent new track “A Year”, which they posted online for a short period ahead of their appearance at the HMV Next Big Thing Festival.
Now, they’ve made the song available as a free download for a limited time ahead of its full release as their second official single in June – so be sure to grab it’s piping hot (and before the price goes up). Produced by Dave Bascombe (Doves, Ladyhawke, Placebo), it’s a more direct pop-rock number than its predecessor (and LFC Records release) “Elephant Room”, and we expect it to gain them many new admirers.
Earlier this week the band became the second Laissez Faire Club Records artist to be featured on Daytrotter.com (after The Static Jacks) – their 4 track session for the site, recorded at Crouch End’s Church Studios in February, features one-off, unique takes of “Elephant Room”, “A Year” and two brand new tracks (“Caterpillar” and “Halo”) which will undoubtedly feature in their new live set.
Speaking of which, a good one to get down to would be the launch party for the aforementioned new single, which takes place at Camden’s Barfly on Thursday 21 June.