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At long last, people in the United States are able to buy Laissez Faire Club record releases without having to part with their limbs to cover postage fees. The good people over at Insound are now stocking the Ice Black Birds and Collectable Few records – so head over and grab some limited edition 7″ vinyl before they all go…

Don’t forget you can also grab the digital versions of either release from iTunes, Amazon or our US affiliates RethinkPopMusic (Collectable Few only).

News of our next release, LFC003, will be announced imminently. Stay tuned.

Ice Black Birds – “22:22″

Photo by Eric White

If you weren’t already aware, Ice Black Birds released their third single – the follow up to last summer’s LFC Records release, “As Birds We’d Be Fine” – last Monday 21st March.

Out on their own label, it’s called “22:22″ and has been a staple of their live set for the last twelve months or so – if you’ve seen them before, it’s the hard and fast one that reminds you of the youthful abandon captured on Kings Of Leon’s or The Vines’ debut LPs, all raspy vocals, pounding drums and charging guitars. The B-side, “SSW”, is more the more anthemic, big stage friendly number of the two, with an insistent guitar lick bound to get stuck inside your head upon first listen.

Fresh from their maiden Stateside tour, which took in shows in NYC (including a gig at the illustrious Mercury Lounge) and Austin for the SXSW Festival, the Birds are now back in the UK and gearing up for the summer festival season. If you’re in London or Brighton in the next week or so, the band play a Lyle And Scott curated event at XOYO on Cowper Street this Thursday 31st, and are launching the aforementioned release with a free entry show at The Green Door Store by the sea on Saturday evening (2 April).

If you’ve stumbled across the band through their recent international high-jinks, and like what you hear, it’s worth noting that we have a very small number of “As Birds We’d Be Fine” 7″s (to date the band’s only vinyl release) left over – see our label page for ordering links and info. The “22:22″ CD can be picked up here.

22:22 Single by iceblackbirds

Free Ice Black Birds autumn tour download

Our beloved Ice Black Birds are set to hit the road this autumn, visiting everywhere from Bath to Utrecht to Paris, and are quite possibly playing at your local watering hole along the way.

Highlights include an appearance at Manchester’s In The City Festival ( stage) on 13 October, a sold out Dutch tour supporting local heroes Go Back To The Zoo from 21 to 23 October and an opening slot for We Are Scientists and The Boxer Rebellion at Paris’ Fleche d’Or on Sat 13 November. The tour will (hopefully) come to a glorious climax on Friday 26 November in London town, where they’re set to play Club NME at Koko. For a full list of dates, click here.

The band will be travelling armed with copies of their last 7″ single (‘As Birds We’d Be Fine’) put out by Laissez Faire Club Records, so if you haven’t got one yet, they’ll be – subject to availability – available to buy at these shows. Alternatively, head over to our label page, and pick one up now. The LFC shop offers signed copies, and offers free MP3s of the tracks, plus an additional bonus track (‘Problems In Hand’).

At the risk of spoiling you even further, to help prick up your ears and hopefully prise you away from the latest episode of The Inbetweeners and down to your local venue, the band are offering fans a free download of ‘Pretty Ways’, a demo they recorded in their bedrooms over the summer. Grab it below.

Pretty Ways by iceblackbirds

Party time

The launch party for our first ever record release takes place on the 15th of this month at The Flowerpot in North London. All things considered, this is a huge night in Laissez Faire Club history – we’ve been wanting to put records out for some time now, and are over the moon we’re on the verge of getting some 7″s out there for all you good people.

Of course, Ice Black Birds will be taking to the stage to persuade you (if it were necessary) that they’re one of the most exciting live bands out there at the moment, and we’ve also arranged a stellar support bill to get things warmed up. Entry to the event is completely free, and you’ll be able to purchase copies of the IBB single on the night, should you so wish. For full details, see our events section.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re giving away a rare Ice Black Birds mp3 to anyone who RSVPs to the Facebook event. Do it here, let us know you’ve done so (by Emailing us), and we’ll whisk you a copy of ‘Problems In Hand’.

The sterling poster design was done by Oli Frape, incidentally, and is one of the best jpegs we’ve ever received. It’s all pointing towards a big one – save the date and we’ll see you by the bar, as they say.

Together, we could be free

Sam and George from Ice Black Birds performed an acoustic version of their Laissez Faire Club Records single, As Birds We’d Be Fine, on BalconyTV London earlier this week. Check out the track stripped to its bare bones:

LFC001 – As Birds We’d Be Fine

Laissez Faire Club is very pleased to announce that it will be taking the long awaited step into the world of record releases on 14 June!

We will be releasing As Birds We’d Be Fine, the second single from Brighton based Ice Black Birds, who you may have seen grace the LFC stage on several occasions in the past – including their last single launch with us at The Old Queen’s Head on 29 March (where the music video below was filmed).

The lead track, which has already achieved national radio play from Steve Lamacq on 6Music, will be backed by live favourite Doors, and will be available on 300 Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl and Download from Monday 14 June.

The band will also be touring the UK in the forthcoming weeks to support the release, culminating in a Laissez Faire Club show at The Flowerpot in London on Tuesday 15 June. Support on the night will come from Them Changes and The Jacquerie, entry is free and copies of the single will be available to purchase.

Check out the full list of dates here.

Past LFC performance