15
Apr

NEW LP // WAKES - Feral Youth

NEW RELEASE:
Wakes
Feral Youth LP // 250 copies // Release date: 2/6/2014

Vinyl preorder price is £11 & will rise to £13 upon release.

Pre-order // Vinyl | iTunes

…he sounds a bit like Daughn Gibson stuck in a lift and his songs are at once built on retro ideas and heading for pastures new at the same time.” This Is Fake DIY

Deep male vocals dancing around 80s nostalgia, muffled drum beats and surf guitar making it into a wonderful perfect storm of dream pop bliss.” The Only Magic Left Is Art

Feral Youth is the debut LP by Wakes, the project of Tim Oxton, based in Boston, Massachusetts (US). Started in late 2012 the ’50s-meets-’80s sensation previously released music under the name ‘Polaroids’, causing a blogging stir with a cover of Grimes ‘Oblivion’.

Coming out of the same Boston scene which has recently spawned the likes of Speedy Ortiz and Pile, Wakes describes his music as “built on a foundation of reverb, misplaced 80s nostalgia, and late nights.”

This is a hugely exciting release for us as it is the first time we’ve released an act from outside of Wales!

A black vinyl pressing with reverse side card printed sleeve limited to 250 copies.

Listen to Headlights here:

Keep up to date with Wakes // Facebook | Bandcamp | Twitter

08
Apr

Hail! The Planes on The 405

Great to see Hail! The Planes reppin’ Cardiff in The 405’s Music By Region feature:

Buy the 12” EP here or digitally via iTunes here.

03
Apr
Celebrating 10 years of Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music. Sweet Baboo in session (again!) tonight. 
Thanks for all of your Shape support, Marc! 
In the snaps w/ Marc in session over the years: H. Hawkline, Islet, Sweet Baboo & Mowbird (at Rhombus Rooms)

Celebrating 10 years of Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music. Sweet Baboo in session (again!) tonight.
Thanks for all of your Shape support, Marc!
In the snaps w/ Marc in session over the years: H. Hawkline, Islet, Sweet Baboo & Mowbird (at Rhombus Rooms)

02
Apr

#FNO14 3D GIFS

from-now-on-cardiff:

Filmaker Ewan Jones Morris has created a series of incredible 3D GIFS of From Now On 2014. Here are three, we will post more over the next few days.

Richard Dawson:

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Serafina Steer:

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Lucky Dragons:

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25
Mar

Mowbird ‘Islander’ on iTunes

Mowbird are featured on iTunes today. In & amongst some great albums:

25
Mar

Islet Festivals 2014 

Islet have been announced to play Liverpool Pysch Fest as well as a number of other excellent festivals:

This Friday, Islet play in an abandoned factory in Derby..


28 March :: Holy Smokes! & Format Festival present Sweat Shop, Chocolate Factory, Derby. Tickets

5 April :: Laugharne Weekend, Carmarthenshire. Tickets

25 April :: Focus Wales, Wrexham. Tickets

3 May :: Machynlleth Comedy Festival. Free

1 Aug :: Cloudspotting Festival, Lancashire. Tickets

2 Aug :: Knee Deep Festival, Cornwall. Tickets

6 Sept :: Soundrive Festival, Gdańsk, Poland

26 - 27 Sept :: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia Fest, Tickets

11
Mar

Islet in The Wire

Islet ‘Tipping Through The Blue Room (Part II)’ features in the April ‘14 edition of The Wire Magazine. It is track 16 on The Wire Tapper CD 34.

There are always lot’s of fantastic discoveries to be had on Wire Tapper compilations!

10
Mar

Mowbird ‘Islander’ Reviews

A couple of new Mowbird album reviews in:

8/10 Drowned In Sound “Enticing, pulsating and ultimately addictive from beginning to end”

5/5 Buzz Magazine

25
Feb
18
Feb

From Now On Festival

Well, that was fun! Thank you to everyone who attended the festival, to all the artists who performed, to Team Chapter & everyone who helped. We’re still on a massive buzzy high! We should do that again sometime…

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