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Killing Moon Limited, Euphonios, The Recommender and Strongroom Alive are teaming up to put on this superb bill of new music at this year’s Great Escape festival, which takes place in Brighton from 10-12 May.
This particular event takes place at Life on Friday 11 May, and is free entry all day long. Alongside Bluebell, we’ve kindly been invited to spin some records in between the bands. As the lineup features some of our very favourite artists of the moment, some of whom have featured on this blog and/or appeared live at an LFC event, we would have been mad to have turned down the opportunity.
If you’re down by the seaside for the festival, pop along and say hello. We’ll be the ones with the iPod and mix CDs in hand, and (probably) playing tracks from our label catalogue.
Photo by Laurie Lee Boutet of The Ladies Toilet
As you might have noticed, our third release through the LFC label, “Elephant Room” by the brilliant Channel Cairo, came out last Monday 29th.
Thanks to those who dropped by The Borderline in Soho for the launch party on Thursday night – it was a complete sell out, and regrettably we had to turn some people away (apologies if this was you). For those of you who did make it inside, you’ll know what a special gig it was. Apart from a room silencing rendition of the single, there were many more memorable moments – the call-to-arms opener “My Design” or the emotive, radio-ready new track “Blood”, which featured as the encore. Plenty more to come, in other words – this is just the start.
7″ copies of “Elephant Room” are moving fast – you can grab yours directly from our shop, or from selected indie stores such as Rough Trade, Jumbo, Norman and Piccadilly. If you’re in Japan, you’re able to pick up copies from The Stone Records. All vinyls come with mp3 codes inside, so you don’t have to buy both physical and digital formats (you can buy solely from iTunes, of course).
Here’s some selected press we picked up along the way:
“Blissful pastoral-pop loveliness” – Sunday Times Culture
“Josh Bowyer’s voice lunges from gentle to soaring in the space of a syllable, while the harmonies give the track an overall widescreen, epic feeling. Here is to more of the same” – Music Week
“It involves the piano in prominence, played in a rousing, climactic journey throughout the tune and will be a wonderful way to welcome the world to their broad, open space” – The Recommender
“The result is a band worth getting obsessed with” – RockFeedback
Stay tuned for more from Channel Cairo between now and the end of the year.