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Federal Charm – 'Passenger' : Digipak CD

The eagerly awaited third Federal Charm album, and the first featuring the new line-up of original members Paul Bowe (guitar) and L.D. Morawski (bass) and now with new drummer, Josh Zahler, and new singer, Tom Guyer.

‘Passenger’ was recorded & produced by Federal Charm & John Simms, who is also sound engineer for fellow Stockport band, ‘Blossoms’.

“John was really good to work with,” says Paul, “He’s highly technical, has a great set of ears and commands an invaluable ability to locate and add that missing ingredient to make a song stand out from the crowd. Previously, the recording process for the first two Federal Charm albums was very much, “Strat in? Go! Les Paul? Go!…” For ‘Passenger', a great deal of care and attention was taken with the pre-production, which ultimately benefited the all-round sound. It’s a heavier album. There was no way to tame the beast.”

11 tracks from the very top drawer, housed in a handsome cardboard package with poster insert on the ever-popular CD format, featuring the lift-off singles ‘Choke’, ’Swing Sinner’, and ‘Halo’.

The album is officially released on September 14th, but can be pre-ordered RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.

All pre-orders will be dispatched just as soon as we receive finished copies, which should be before the 14th. BONUS!

Digital versions are also available at iTunes & Amazon for £6.99 & £7.99 respectively.
 

Price: £10.00

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Federal Charm – 'Across The Divide' : Digipak CD

The second Federal Charm album.

‘Federal Charm invest swaggering riffs, sleazy flourishes and cinder-raw vocals with a confidence that is utterly winning’Classic Rock

Drawing from a deep well, spanning the classic rock curve from the Allman Brothers to Zeppelin, stopping off on the way to pay a call into Thin Lizzy, and with the indie blues of The Black Keys and the contemporary bluster of Rival Sons, Federal Charm are full of melodic twin-guitar twists and stop-start rhythms. Their fresh direction has turned many an industry head, describing the band as having the most cutting-edge sound in recent years.

Tracklisting :

1. Master Plan
2. Guess What
3. No More
4. These Four Walls
5. Hercules
6. Give Me Everything
7. Silhouette
8. God, Forsaken
9. Push
10. The Thrill
11. Walk Away (Time & Time Again)

‘Great riffs. Fantastic musicianship. Phenomenal vocals. Really good songs. Their big sound cannot be restrained’Amazon

Digital versions also available from iTunes & Amazon for £7.99

 

Price: £10.00

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Federal Charm – 'Crossed Wires' : Digipak CD

‘Federal Charm raid the Delta masters, apply Seventies chest hair and frog march the result into the 21st Century’Classic Blues

To coincide with the November-December 2016 UK tour, Federal Charm released a limited edition 8 track mini-album of acoustic re-workings of songs from their first two albums. Entitled 'Crossed Wires', the CD version was available to buy at the merchandise desk on the tour, and is now available here for only £8. That's a quid a song. OFFICIAL!

Tracklisting :
1. 'Guess What'
2. 'The Stray'
3. 'Push'
4. 'These Four Walls'
5. 'Silhouette'
6. 'Come On Down'
7. 'Somebody Help Me'
8. 'Master Plan'

Click to hear the acoustic version of 'Silhouette'

The digital version of album is available as a stand alone purchase for £7.99 at iTunes, Amazon or wherever you buy your digital music from.

Or here as a £11.99 bundle including a digital download of the ‘Across The Divide’ album as well. BONUS!

 

Price: £8.00

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Federal Charm – 'Federal Charm' : CD

‘Great riffs. Fantastic musicianship. Phenomenal vocals. Really good songs. Their big sound cannot be restrained’Amazon

The debut CD release from Manchester's Federal Charm draws on the blues but is never constrained by it and is full of melodic twists and turns with twin guitar riffs and stop-start rhythms. The vocal phrasing soars above some of the most intense material to be found on the current post-modern blues landscape. OFFICIAL!

12 tracks right out of the very top drawer :
1. Gotta Give It Up
2. I'm Not Gonna Beg
3. No Money Down
4. Somebody Help Me
5. Reaction
6. The Stray
7. There's A Light
8. Tell Your Friends
9. Reconsider
10. Come On Down
11. Any Other Day
12. Too Blind To See.

Digital version also available here for £7.99.

Classic Rock describe them as 'investing in swaggering riffs, sleazy slide flourishes and cinder raw vocals with a confidence that is utterly winning'... and you can't beat that.

 

Price: £10.00

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Dave Formula + The Finks – 'Live Fink Funk!' : CD

It's yer finest groove-organ outfit, back once more... Stylish, snappy psychedelic soul with a sharp-eyed dash of funk. Where the N'Awlins' Meters meet Memphis' Booker T., with a touch of Jimmy 'The Cat' Smith thrown in for good measure.

Tracklisting :
1. 'Cissy Strut'
2. 'The Liquidator'
3. 'The Cat'
4. 'Time Is Tight'
5. 'Little Old Money Maker'
6. 'Funky Folks Cha-Cha'
7. 'Funky Miracle'
8. 'One Mint Julep'
9. 'Pungee'
10. 'Chicken Pox'

Only £7. For 10 tracks.
That's less than a dollar a track. Bonus!

Played live in one take and recorded & produced with a minimum of overdubs by 'The Finks' themselves in Fink-O-Phonic Sound.

It's your new favourite record. So buy one. Buy two! Impress your friends. n.b. Prescription purchases from local GPs welcome.

n.b. This is NOT available as a 21st Century digital download

Price: £7.00

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Magazine – 'No Thyself' : Standard 10 Track CD

Magazine return.

The first new recorded material from the connoisseur’s choice in 30 years.

Howard Devoto's peerless, impossibly influential art-punk outfit, undiminished by age, return with their first studio album since 1981.

This is the strictly unlimited edition 10 track dual case CD version of 'No Thyself'.

The deluxe limited edition 11 track version is below. Keep scrolling.

The same but different. Different packaging. Different label. Different track listing.

Tracklisting :
1. 'Do The Meaning'
2. 'Other Thematic Material'
3. 'The Worst Of Progress...'
4. 'Hello Mister Curtis (with apologies)'
5. 'Physics'
6. 'Happening In English'
7. 'Holy Dotage'
8. 'Of Course Howard (1979)'
9. 'Final Analysis Waltz'
10. 'The Burden Of A Song'

Also available as a 21st Century digital download :
£8.99 @ iTunes
£7.99 @ Amazon

Price: £10.00

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Magazine – 'Live + Intermittent' : 17 Track CD

17 previously unreleased live recordings, digitally restored and remastered by Dave Formula from 1979-80 mono + stereo master mixes.

All 17 tracks were recorded through the mixing desk, and the knobs twiddled with after the fact.

Be aware some sources Dave was working with were a bit lo-fi, so the sound quality is variable…
but of great historical interest nevertheless!

Tracks featuring John McGeoch on guitar :
1. 'My Tulpa'
2. 'Parade'
(Recorded @ Hurrah! NYC, August 1979)
3. 'Cut Out Shapes'
4. 'Burst'
5. 'Motorcade'
6. 'Rhythm Of Cruelty'
7. 'Permafrost'
8. 'The Light Pours Out Of Me'
9. 'Shot By Both Sides'
(Recorded @ The Whiskey, LA, September 1979)

Tracks featuring Robin Simon on guitar :
10. 'Feed The Enemy'
11. 'Model Worker'
12. 'Stuck'
13. 'Sweetheart Contract'
14. 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)'
15. '20 Years Ago'
16. 'Definitive Gaze'
17. 'I Love You, You Big Dummy'
(Recorded @ Family Hotel, Sydney, September 1980)

Also available as a 21st Century digital download :
£8.99 @ iTunes
£7.99 @ Amazon

Price: £5.00

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Dave Formula – 'Satellite Sweetheart' : Digipak CD

Dave Formula's debut collection of 13 solo recordings featuring brand new collaborations on brand new material with Howard Devoto, Barry Adamson, John Doyle and even John McGeoch makes an appearance. Additional performances are supplied by guest vocalists and musicians David McAlmont, Robert Wyatt, Jack Broadbent, Corinne Drewery, Joel Purnell and Dennis Rollins.

Tracklisting :
1. 'Elvis In Space' (feat. Clint Boon)
2. 'Satellite Sweetheart' (feat. Jack Broadbent)
3. 'Saddest Quay' (feat. Robin Simon)
4. 'Via Sacra' (feat. Howard Devoto)
5. 'Bison Heard (at the scene)' (feat. Barry Adamson)
6. 'A Kiss To The Stars' (feat. Corinne Drewery)
7. 'The World Behind Your Eyes'
(feat. Robert Wyatt & John Doyle)
8. 'Rhythm For Your Soul' (feat. Lara Rose)
9. 'Parade' (feat. David McAlmont)
10. 'The Reno' (feat. Jack Broadbent)
11. 'Do It, One More Time' (feat. Lara Rose)
12. 'Major Kong Goes Down' (feat. Joel Purnell)
13. 'The Anti-Hero' (feat. John McGeoch)

'Satellite Sweetheart' draws on Formula’s childhood in Whalley Range, Manchester. The striking memory that inspired the collection is of Dave being taken to see Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who, after becoming the first man in space in 1961, made an appearance at the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers in Brook’s Bar, in a show of proletarian solidarity.

“I got to shake his hand as he walked past”, says Dave.

Also available as a 21st Century digital download : £8.99 @ iTunes
£7.99 @ Amazon

Price: £5.00

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Magazine – 'No Thyself' : Limited Edition 11 Track Digipak CD

Magazine return.

The first new recorded material from the connoisseur’s choice in 30 years.

Howard Devoto's peerless, impossibly influential art-punk outfit, undiminished by age, return with their first studio album since 1981.

This is the strictly limited edition 11 track Digipak CD version of 'No Thyself', featuring the unavailable anywhere else, 'Blisterpack Blues'. n.b. This is NOT available as a 21st Century digital download

Tracklisting :
1. 'Do The Meaning'
2. 'Other Thematic Material'
3. 'The Worst Of Progress...'
4. 'Hello Mister Curtis (with apologies)'
5. 'Physics'
6. 'Happening In English'
7. 'Holy Dotage'
8. 'Of Course Howard (1979)'
9. 'Final Analysis Waltz'
10. 'The Burden Of A Song'
and the aforementioned bonus track,
11. 'Blisterpack Blues'

All for the same price as the unlimited edition standard 10 track CD. BONUS!

Price: £10.00

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