Posts Tagged ‘Moshi Moshi Records’

Garage rock super group The Surfing Magazines share “New Day” , Comprised of one half of Slow Club and two thirds of Wave Pictures, The Surfing Magazines are already garage rock royalty.

Drawing influences from ‘60s surf music and taking inspiration from greats like Dylan and Reed, the band are on a war path to destroy today’s bongo pop demigods and pretentious prog-indie-rock millionaires.

Speaking more on the track the band say: “New Day’ is a super quick tune. I’m not totally sure what its about. There’s some Russian dolls in there, a birthday clown, and apparently I want to throw all my clothes away”.

The Surfing Magazines are a new supergroup featuring Charles Watson from Slow Club, David Tattersall & Franic Rozycki from The Wave Pictures and Dominic Brider.  the band have also announced their debut festival appearance at End of the Road Festival this summer,

“New Day” out now via Moshi Moshi Records.

Lines and Shadows by The Surfing Magazines is taken from their debut self-titled album out on 1st September:

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With some of the best harmonies in town are surely owned by North London trio Girl Ray, luckily with their latest announcement we can all be practising these harmonies all summer along, as they announce the new album  “Earl Grey” will be released on August 4th with Moshi Moshi Records.

The album is set to feature the brilliant track ‘Stupid Things’ as well as long-time favourite ‘Ghosty’. Recorded at Margate’s Big Jelly Studios over two “insane and intense” weeks the album also features new cut ‘Preacher’ which the band have shared below.

Poppy Hankin said of the track “I wrote the melody for the first part a few years ago on a little toy Elvis guitar that I bought in a charity shop. Its tuning was really weird, and this song was the only thing I could really get out of it. The melody suited a love song, so I went with it.”

Band Members
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Sophie
Iris

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Beloved by Marc Riley and seemingly the entire blogosphere, Girl Ray are a hotly tipped quartet of North London teenagers. They recently released a BBC6Music playlist single, Trouble, is on the superb Moshi Moshi label, and while no album has been announced, we’d be amazed if 2017 isn’t a huge year for Girl Ray.

Led by singer Poppy Hankin, Girl Ray’s sound is a blend of indie pop and along with slick harmonies, only filtered through the sort of bedsit melancholy you’d associate with the 1980’s indie-pop heyday. Already seemingly well established despite only releasing a handful of singles, Girl Ray’s momentum seems as unstoppable as it is thoroughly deserved.

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On the surface, Happyness’ frivolous, slackened indie-rock is as carefree as it comes. The band’s new ‘Tunnel Vision On Your Part’ EP, though, reveals a darker tint.

Draped in sadness and an aching romanticism, their airy sound becomes less playful on the new release. From ‘Surfer Girl’’s yearning for connection through to the title-track’s pensive closing moments, via recent singles ‘SB’s Truck’ and ‘Anna, Lisa Calls’, there’s a sense of the London based band stretching their aching muscles as they ready themselves for LP2.

Get the first stream of ‘Tunnel Vision On Your Part’ below released Friday 23rd September via Moshi Moshi, with Happyness playing a handfull of dates in the run up to the christmas period .

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Happyness will  release the successor to 2014’s excellent long player Weird Little Birthday next Spring and they have shared the first taste of what the album will sound like in the form of new single Falling Down. The band commented “Hey Guys – we’re very excited to tell you that we’ll be releasing our second album on Moshi Moshi Records and Bar None Records soon ! Here’s the first single, “Falling Down”.

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Ash Cooper
Benji Compston
Jon EE Allan

 

Slow Club return with their woozy new single ‘Ancient Rolling Sea.’ Available now from Moshi Moshi Records, ‘Ancient Rolling Sea’ is taken from Slow Club’s forthcoming full-length album, which is set for release later this year.

How do you keep a band interesting after ten years? It’s a question Slow Club’s Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor must have asked themselves as they started work on their fourth album. From the cute indie-folk of their 2009 debut Yeah So, to the wonky-pop of its follow up Paradise, two years later, to the sophisticated, polished soul of 2014’s Complete Surrender, this is a band that have never stood still, going out of their way to present a new version of themselves on every release, while maintaining the spirit, the warmth and the chemistry that has marked their music since they formed in 2006.

“This song felt as though it just did not want to arrive for a long long time,” Charles says of ‘Ancient Rolling Sea’. “I worked on the music for the whole time we were writing, and the words just landed at the last minute. With the approach I took on lyrics I wanted it to be more conversational. I wanted it to be direct, as if it were being whispered in your ear.”

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Produced by the master of Southern-gothic folk, Matthew E. White, and performed with his in-house band at Richmond, Virgina’s Spacebomb Studios, ‘Ancient Rolling Sea’ is a slow-burning hymn packed with wistful guitars layered over Charles lamenting chant, “By your side, by your side, I’ll always be by your side…”

“2015 was a year I don’t think any of our friends will look back on with fondness,” Charles explains. “When something really awful happens it can galvanise people and bring them together in a way that’s really hard to image. I learned what a lot of my dearest friends are made of, and its pure magic”.

Tickets for the following shows: smarturl.it/SlowClubLive
24/05 – Coventry, UK – Warwick Arts Centre
25/05 – St Albans, UK – The Horn
26/05 – Poole, UK – Mr Kyps
27/05 – Southampton, UK – Hampshire Joiners Arms
28/05 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern, Colston Hall
30/05 – Hereford, UK – HowTheLightGetsIn2016: Philosophy & Music Festival
31/05 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social Club
01/06 – Ashford, UK – Revelation St Mary’s
02/06 – Brighton, UK -Komedia (Brighton)
03/06 – Margate, UK – Tom Thumb Theatre
16/07 – Salisbury, UK – Wiltshire Larmer Tree Festival
21/08 – Powys, Wales – Green Man Festival

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Kiran Leonard has signed to Moshi Moshi and shares here the lead single, ‘Pink Fruit’, to be taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Grapefruit’. ‘Pink Fruit’ is the album’s 16 minute long centrepiece and is released as a one-sided etched 12” vinyl single. Sixteen minutes of twisting turning experiment rock music with ditch dirty guitars and all manner of diversions taking in nods to Shellac, Jeff Buckley, Slint and La Monte Young along the way. Bodes very well for upcoming Grapefruit long player.

The first single from Kiran Leonard’s new album ‘Grapefruit’ out on 25th March 2016. Get this track immediately when you pre-order the album, Also available on one-sided limited edition 12″ etched vinyl: smarturl.it/PinkFruit

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The Wave Pictures have been one of the more prolific artists of the last 18 years but haven’t really been commercial enough to break through to the mainstream. This album ought to change all that. David Tattersall’s guitar playing is on fire and his lyrics wonderfully self-deprecating; and in choosing two Creedence Clearwater Revival covers as the album’s centrepiece, the band have made a brave effort to appeal to the masses while not alienating their established fans.

The brand new single from The Wave Pictures, co-written by Billy Childish and taken from their forthcoming new album “Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon”

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If you were at Happyness’ London Birthdays show earlier this week, chances are you’re still wringing the sweat outta your clothes. I know I am. The fast-rising slackers’ last hometown headline show, in November, saw them bring with them onstage a six-foot statue of Jesus. The trio needed no such divine intervention to impress this time, careening through tracks from last year’s fuzzy first album ‘Weird Little Birthday’ with breathless urgency, to a rammed Birthdays crowd. “This could go pretty wrong,” bassist Jonny Allan confessed to the audience before a debut live airing of plaintive piano ballad ‘Reagan’s Lost Weekend’ – but that’s them all over. Happyness are at their best when flirting with disaster. From short-and-sweet garage-rock churn ‘Great Minds Think Alike…’, to Wilco-ish anthem ‘It’s On You’, their mix of melancholia and cheery grunge-pop dips in and out of thrashy guitar dissonance, forever threatening to fall apart at the seams. It’s part of what makes them so thrilling.

Their new single ‘A Whole New Shape’ is no different, honing rather than evolving their brilliant debut’s alchemy of sweet, breathy melodies and scrunched noise. A bouncy three and a half minutes of lamenting lyrics (“I wanna take it all back”) and low-slung Pixies scrawl, the track’s set to feature on a deluxe edition of ‘Weird Little Birthday’, out on March 30th via new label Moshi Moshi. If you love bands like Wilco, Pavement and Built To Spill and aren’t all over this band already.
This February, Happyness are touring with Slow Club across the UK. See dates above the player.
FEBRUARY
05 Oxford, The Bullingdon
06 Norwich, Arts Centre
07 Colchester, Arts Centre
11 Stoke, Sugarmill
13 Pocklington, Arts Centre
14 Edinburgh, Pleasance Theatre
15 Hebden Bridge, Trades
16 Liverpool, Arts Club
23 Leeds, Wardrobe
24 Leicester, Cookie Jar
26 Gloucester, Guildhall
27 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
28 Sheffield, Queens Social Club

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Hot on the heels of their Stanley Brinks collaboration (Gin)The Wave Pictures are have announced a brand new album, Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, which was created in collaboration with one of their all time heroes, Billy Childish.

Bursting with energy and ignited with a garage-rock spark, the album rings loud and bold, showcasing Dave Tattersall’s searing guitar solos and sharp lyrical wit. The album will be released via Moshi Moshi on 16th February, listen to first single, ‘Pea Green Coat’

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‘Pea Green Coat’ is the last song on the record, but the first song that Dave Tattersall and Billy Childish wrote together. The music is all Billy’s including guitar on the thrilling giant riff running through the song, with brilliant Brit-blues harmonica from studio engineer Jim Riley. Lyrically, Dave lets rip with his signature word-play and fantastical imagery; “I really did see someone wearing a pea green coat, seeming somewhat lost in a crowd of black coats, in St Pancras station once, and I wished that they were waiting for me. That image stuck in my mind for years, and came out here.” Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon” was recorded entirely using Billy Childish’s equipment, including his 60s Selmer amps, a 60s drum kit and his rocket-ship shaped guitars. Billy helped to bring out a different side to The Wave Pictures and inject a renewed enthusiasm to the recording process. Tattersall said that he; “was a joy to work with and we love the record. It was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record and to us it’s the most exciting sounding thing we’ve ever done.”