Domino will release the 40th anniversary of the release of Buzzcocks’ groundbreaking ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP with its reissue and ‘Time’s Up’, the 1976 demos recorded with founder & singer Howard Devoto and originally released as a bootleg.
Featuring the original line-up of Howard Devoto (vocals & songwriter), Pete Shelley (guitar & songwriter), Steve Diggle (bass guitar) and John Maher (drums), ‘Time’s Up’ was recorded at Revolution Studios, Bramhall Lane Stockport on the 18th of October 1976. The session, recording Buzzcocks’ live set at the time, cost £45 and was engineered by Andy MacPherson.
In December of the same year, the band recorded the four track ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP with a minimum of fuss in ‘downtime’ at Indigo Studios, with Martin Hannett (then going under the pseudonym of Martin Zero) producing. The band inexplicably took it upon themselves to release the EP themselves, somehow finding the monies necessary to press up 1000 copied on 7” vinyl, on their own New Hormones label. The EP sold for £1 a copy. Within days of the initial release, with typical punk chaos and sweet disregard for any cohesive business strategy, Howard Devoto revealed that he was quitting the band. The ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP quickly sold out its initial 1000 pressing, went on to sell 16,000 copies over the next six months and is now recognised as one of, if not the, most important records of the punk explosion – the first self-released record of its time, with the band responsible for everything, from sleeve design to distribution.
Watch ‘Breakdown’, filmed at Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall shows in 1976 - watch ABOVE.
Introducing the long-lasting 2017 Subaru Impreza. Kids grow up in the blink of an eye. Every parent knows how true that is. One minute, they’re toddlers running around the backyard, and then, suddenly, they’re all grown up. In this commercial, we see the story of a little boy who’s grown up too fast, the parents who watched it happen, and the car that’s been there for them all along.
When West Country feedback merchant Dave Pearce's Flying Saucer Attack resurfaced in 2015 with his first new music in more than a decade, it provided the ideal opportunity to introduce his out-of-print back catalogue to a whole new audience. Following the excitement generated by the re-release of Further, Chorus and Distance last year, Domino are reissuing three more of his peerless early works – the self-titled debut, New Lands and Mirror.
Tamsin Wilson and her band, aptly called Wilsen, are gearing up to release their long-awaited debut album ‘I Go Missing In My Sleep’ via Secret City.
They’ve now shared their latest taste of the album ‘Heavy Steps’. On it, Tamsin’s voice drifts across soothing, folk-infused guitar melodies, a light smattering of piano, sweeps of strings and even waves of soothing synths. It sounds like there’s a lot going on, but it’s all handled with light enough touch that it all seems effortlessly elegant. Tamsin told NPR that the track is “a reminder to look ahead, because sometimes it’s all too easy to do the opposite.” This track certainly makes you look forward to that upcoming debut LP.
Wilsen recorded the LP in upstate New York and at The Farm Studio, located just outside of Philadelphia, with producer Ben Baptie.
The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince - are pleased to share a brand new video for ‘Whirling Eye’, off 2016’s album Ash & Ice. The video, helmed by award-winning video director Sophie Muller, a longtime collaborator of the band, was shot at several locations in Los Angeles using the Omni, GoPro’s synchronized 6-camera array for VR, and can be viewed above.
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