The video certainly has a vintage vibe going on, but if you’re keen on investing ten minutes of your life learning how a vinyl record is made press play and enjoy!
It’s been three days full of gigs, some good, some even better and some absolutely the best!
The Great Escape wows us every year, there, you can really have a preview of how the UK and international music scene will evolve. We discovered a bunch of new artists and we came back with a lot of new music to listen to, so, mission accomplished.
We won’t go through the enormous amount of gigs we went to, mainly because there’re just so many words to describe how much we loved all the shows and a set number of synonyms for the word AMAZING.
Anyway, below, to give you a hint of our TGE experience, you can find music from the bands we enjoyed the most or, if you prefer, go directly at the bottom of the post to find the Spotify playlist!
A special thanks goes to Complete Music Update to have invited us to talk to their DIY panel, where our MD Karen Emanuel gave some useful music manufacturing tips for artists and managers, highlights of the event here.
CAIRO “A History of Reason”
Fickle Friends “Could Be Wrong”
Lapsley “Painter (valentine)”
Serious goose bumps while she was singing it, first time we saw her live, there definitely will be a second and a third time.
Kadebostany “Castle in the Snow”
PINS “Get With Me”
To close up the gig, they performed a cover of Cindy Lauper “Girls Just To Have Fun”, brill!
Haelos “The Sun Rising”
One of best gig of the entire festival.
SOAK “B a noBody”
So delicate, so genuine and so incredibly talented.
Neon Waltz “Veiled Clock”
SYKES “Best Thing”
Nai Harvest “All the Time”
Palace “I Want What You Got”
Slaves “Cheer Up London”
H.Hawkline “My Dreams”
Ho99o9 “Bone Collector”
DMA’S “Feels Like 37″
The Vryll Society “Beautiful Faces”
C.A.R. “Idle Eyes”
Laura Doggett “Phoenix”
Yosi Horikawa “Vapor” (whole album)
Incredible, record store day actually left some space for other releases to come out in April, can you believe it? If you don’t, have a read below, those are just some of the beautiful albums we’ve manufactured last month:
Todd Rundgren “Global“, out on April 13th via Cherry Red Records.
The Very Best “Makes a King“, out on April 6th via Moshi Moshi.
Cosmo Sheldrake “Pelicans We“, out on April 6th via Transgressive.
Waxahatchee “Ivy Tripp“, out on April 6th via Wichita Recordings.
This Is The Kit “Bashed Out“, out on April 6th via Brassland.
Eels “Live at Royal Albert Hall“, out on April 6th via E Works/PIAS.
Stealing Sheep “Not Real“, out on April 13th via Heavenly Recordings.
I am Kloot “Hold Back The Night – Live” out on April 13th via Walk Tall Recordings.
Delia Gonzalez “In Remembrance“, out on April 27th via DFA.
Eaves “What Green Feels Like“, out on April 27th via Heavenly Recordings.
Eska “Eska“, out on April 27th via Naim Label.
Bert Jansch “Bert Jansch“, out on April 13th via BMG.
Gallows “Desolation Sound“, out on April 13th via Bridge 9 Records.
Other Lives “Ritual“, out on April 4th via tbd Records.
Mew “+ -“, out on April 27th via Evil Office / PIAS.
Hannah in the Wars “Hannah in the Wars“, out on April 15th via 99 Songs Out of 10/Tunecore.
Jonathan Meades “Pedigree Mongrel“, out on April 9th via Mordant Music/Test Centre Publications.
Alabama Shakes “Sound & Colour“, out on April 21st via Rough Trade Records.
The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. The event is held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, this year fell on the 20th. Begun in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has been managing this event since 1897.
It’s open to amateur and professional runners from all over the world and attracts 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. It started with just 18 participants in 1897 to reach an average of about 30,000 today. The Centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 established a record as the world’s largest marathon with 38,708 entrants, 36,748 starters, and 35,868 finishers.
All this just to underline what a big achievement and how much it makes us proud to have had our very own Finance Manager, Jim Connell, running this historic marathon, and if you know Jim, you know the determination and strength that he put in to reach this goal.
First of all, not everyone can run the marathon, there are strict qualifying times to reach in order to even apply to join and we all know that, as Jim wouldn’t let us forget.
During the years he ran an impressive number of marathons nationally and internationally including London, Paris, Berlin, Valencia, Abingdon, Silverstone, Plymouth, Crouch End 10K, Kent Roadrunner, and more, all pushed by the great will of having a healthier life and the love of helping others in the name of his mum, Jenny, who passed away in 2011 affected by a late diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia.
Jim, with his running, helped raise thousands for good causes.We couldn’t be more proud of him and we’re immensely happy that he achieved such a great result in Boston by finishing the marathon in 02:58:39!
Now we’ll have to listen to him bragging about it for a while, but he definitely deserves the glory! Congrats Jim!
If you’d like to make him even happier, you can donate to the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to help beat blood cancer and improve the lives of many affected by this terrible disease.