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Jade Hopcroft to release debut single “Saint” on LFC Records on 19 November

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.

LFC007: A Little Better by The Divers (out 26 November)


Photo by Xander Lloyd.

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).

LFC006: Israel Cannan – “Heart Of Mine”

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.

LFC005: Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” + Free Download


Photo by Clement Neveu

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.

LFC003: Channel Cairo – ‘Elephants’

We’re delighted to announce the addition of the wonderful Channel Cairo to our singles label roster, where they’ll join Ice Black Birds and The Collectable Few.

First seen at Laissez Faire Club opening the second night of our fourth birthday shows at The Macbeth in January, it was clear this lot are onto something special – which is why we’ve jumped on board, and will be putting out a newly recorded version of their dreamy, haunting number ‘Elephants’ on 8 August (check out the video of the demo version below).

It’ll be the band’s debut single, and will see the light of day on the usual formats – limited edition 7″ vinyl (500 copies), which will be available directly from us and all good independent stores, as well as digital download (iTunes included).

A single launch party with special guests will be announced shortly around that date – stay tuned for another announcement. However, in the meantime, you’re able to catch the band at the following London shows, one of which is with The Collectable Few this Thursday evening at The Borderline:

Thu, 28 April: The Borderline w/ The Collectable Few
Mon, 16 May: The Social w/ Bravestation & Deep Sea Arcade (LFC night) TICKETS
Tue, 24 May: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen w/ Wave Machines & To Kill A King

LFC 4th Birthday Band #5: The Collectable Few

West London’s The Collectable Few have been toiling away for a little while now, patiently honing and developing their sound into what it is today – a mixture of blissed out and powerful, anthemic indie with dark undertones and danceable beats. Think along the lines of The Maccabees, White Lies, Bombay Bicycle Club and harking a bit further back, The Cure.

You might have seen them on bills across the capital in recent times with the likes of Anna Calvi, We Have Band and The Whigs. Their self-released 4-track debut EP ‘Half The Night’ set out their stall last summer, something they’re following up with their debut single ‘Headstrong’, which comes out via LFC Records this Monday 24th.

The single is perhaps their most ambitious piece to date, with a hook designed for large theatres and arenas of this world, rather than the Dog And Duck on a Tuesday night. Music Week said it reminded them of VHS or Beta, which we’ll take as a glowing compliment.

If all goes to plan, 2k11 should be an exciting year for this lot. It all starts at The Macbeth on 27 January, where copies of “Headstrong” will also be available to buy on 7″.


Location: London, UK
Lineup: Tarek Al Shammaa (Vocals, Keys), Nat Cantor (Guitar), Tom Christensen (Bass), Alex Hammond (Drums)
Label: Laissez Faire Club Records (“Headstrong” release)
Previous LFC appearances: 8
Blog love: “A perfect example of the next chunk of beautiful indie goodness to grace our earlobes” (The Whiteboard Project)
LFC 4th Birthday show details: The Macbeth, 27 Jan, on-stage 9.30pm RSVP TICKETS

Who are you?

The Collectable Few from West London. We’re influenced by warmer climates than our own, 80s pop records, low-fi guitar bands, global beats and discos.

What were your highlights of 2010?

Releasing our first EP was definitely a highlight and working with Andrew Maury (Ra Ra Riot, Kisses, RAC) towards the end of the year and into 2011 has given us a chance to push our sound a long way in a short time.

What are you most looking forward to in 2011?

We’re looking forward to a big year for live shows in London, some festivals, playing around the UK and further afield.

Do you have anything available to buy right now?

Our EP ‘Half The Night’ is out now and available to buy. And on January 24th we’re releasing our debut single ‘Headstrong’.

What’s been your best gig(s) to date?

We’ve had some fantastic crowds recently who may not have heard us before but really got into it. Playing with The Whigs at The Borderline around Christmas was a lot of fun and playing with Anna Calvi earlier in the year was also great.

And finally, why should people attend your gig?

We’ll give people a chance to shed some Christmas pounds through the medium of jumping and arm flailing.

The Collectable Few – Headstrong by Laissez Faire Club

MP3: The Collectable Few – Glamour

Always Knew I Was Headstrong

Our new single from The Collectable Few, out on Monday 24 Jan, is now available to pre-order on 7″ vinyl from the following outlets (more coming soon):

Laissez Faire Club
Rough Trade Shops
Pure Groove
Banquet Records
Norman Records
Rhythm Online
The Stone Records (Japan)

The two tracks will also be available to download from all good digital retailers from the day of release, including iTunes, and will be available to stream on Spotify.

The band play live at Ginglik, Shepherd’s Bush on 6 Jan and at The Macbeth on 27 Jan as part of Laissez Faire Club’s 4th birthday celebrations. Info on the latter show here.

Check out the A-Side below, and nab the free mp3 of ‘Glamour’ below that. Think of it as an early Christmas present.

MP3: The Collectable Few – Glamour

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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

MUMFORD AND SONS // OLD BLUE LAST // 24 OCT 2007