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Laissez Faire Club stage at The Alternative Escape (Sat 10.5.14)

We’re delighted to be teaming up with the good folk at Akira Records and Smashing Blouse to curate this quite frankly amazing bill at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton this year. Taking place at Latest Music Bar (14-17 Manchester Street) on the final evening of festivities (Saturday 10 May), we’ll have not one but two stages in the venue (downstairs plugged in and upstairs acoustic), jam packed with bands and artists we think are the real deal.

Entry is free with a festival ticket, or £3 otherwise. We’re kicking off at 5pm and going all out with a bang until the end. Set times are as follows (you’ll notice we’ve scheduled it so you won’t miss a minute of the action):

Downstairs

17.30 – 17.50: The Half Earth
18.10 – 18.40: KHUSHI
19.00 – 19.30: Still Parade (DE)
19.50 – 20.20: Only Girl
20.40 – 21.10: Dems
21.30 – 22.00: Pawws
22.15 – 22.45: Fé
23.00 – 23.30: Attu
23.45 – 00.15: WULF
00.30 – 01.00: Boy In A Movie
01.00 – 02.00: Shorebitch DJ

Upstairs

17.50 – 18.10: Allman Brown
18.40 – 19.00: Robyn Sherwell
19.30 – 19.50: Hilang Child
20.20 – 20.40: Jake Isaac
21.10 – 21.30: Eliza Shaddad
22.00 – 22.20: Will Joseph Cook

To get yourselves warmed up, check out KHUSHI performing his debut single “Magpie” at Brighton Dome back in February (supporting London Grammar), and also our handy Soundcloud playlist featuring music from all the acts involved.

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.

Jake Mattison: Video interview + live perfomance of “Sorrow”

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.

Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” Single Launch Parties!

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.

Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” artwork & B-side (+ Great Escape appearance)

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.

Interview with Laissez Faire Club on Killing Moon Limited

I was recently interviewed by the good people at Killing Moon Limited (a great London based label / blog / club night) about all things Laissez Faire Club – its inception, the live nights and the singles label are amongst the topics discussed. Click on the image above to read the full piece!

Brand new Channel Cairo: “A Year”

“A Year” is Channel Cairo’s uplifting and emotive new track, which they’ve been locked away recording since the release of “Elephant Room” through Laissez Faire Club Records last summer.

You might remember it from its first incarnation as the band’s encore for their sold-out Borderline show last September. We’re picturing the band playing the song in large fields before the year is up, raising lighters and perhaps inducing a tear or two along the way.

Before that happens though, Channel Cairo return to the live scene at HMV’s Next Big Thing Festival at The Garage on Monday 6 February, supporting Atticus Anthem and Tellison. Tickets are available here.

Introducing: Little Racer

Avid followers of our live nights are likely to be familiar with Brooklyn’s Little Racer already. The three piece were in London last month to promote their debut UK 7″ (“Split For The Coast”) released by Young & Lost Club, and we had the pleasure of hosting two shows for them – one at The Social on 28 November with The Static Jacks (which was the band’s debut UK performance), and one at The Macbeth a week or so later with Channel Cairo.

Their breezy, lo-fi surf pop has drawn comparisons to The Beach Boys, The Drums, Vampire Weekend and early Strokes, and none of these are too far of the mark. This is indie rock in its purest form that’s very much a product of it’s NYC surroundings, and is also the type of noise made to be heard solely on vinyl format.

The buzz they created whilst in town wasn’t insignificant, with some healthy blog coverage and well received shows, which from our experience, were tight, energetic and thoroughly entertaining.

It’ll be interesting to see where they go over the course of 2012. Check out the aforementioned single below, and download their rather nifty self-titled track below that.

MP3: Little Racer – Little Racer

The Static Jacks – “Into The Sun” official video / 7″ pre-order / UK dates / Amazing Radio play

Hope you all had a good weekend, and if you came down to see Deep Sea Arcade on Friday, thank you. It was great fun. This morning, we’ve got a lot of news about our next 7″ release from New Jersey’s greatest band The Static Jacks. We’ve give it to you bit by bit, here goes:

The official video to the A-side of the single “Into The Sun” is now out, and you can watch it in all its glory above. Like all great music videos, we think it adds an extra dimension to an already very strong, fist-pumping track. Have a look and see what you think.

The 7″ vinyl (“Into The Sun” b/w the Made In Chelsea featuring “Mercy, Hallelujah”), out on 28 November, is now available to pre-order from the Laissez Faire Club shop. There are only 300 copies being pressed, and the first 50 will come with an exclusive, unique photograph taken by the band on their tour with The Wombats across the US & Canada – which is still in progress as we speak. You might get a picture of them partying with Murph backstage in Ohio. It might be an open road in Arkansas, or an all-American diner in Louisiana. We don’t know, and we’re as excited as anyone to get hold of one. It’s Ebay gold if nothing else.

UK dates! Yes, the band are making their first ever trip across the pond later this month to promote the aforementioned release, and will play the following:

Thursday 24 November
– 100 Club w/ Eagulls, Mazes

Friday 25 November – Club NME @ Koko w/ The Dancers

Saturday 26 November – O2 Academy, Bristol w/ Alabama 3

Monday 28 November – LFC night @ The Social (Single Launch Party) w/ Ice Black Birds, Fractures TICKETS / TICKET + SEVEN INCH BUNDLE DEAL

And finally, “Into The Sun” will be making its national radio debut on Charlie Ashcroft’s ‘Audition’ show on Amazing Radio this afternoon, at 1300 GMT. It’ll be repeated on Sunday 13 November, at 1600 GMT. After today’s show, listeners can vote for their favourite track, and the one with most votes will make the station’s main playlist. So, you know, be sure to head over to the site (or send a Tweet to Charlie saying how much you love the song) and do the right thing.

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Past LFC performance

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