The new musical project from Pop Will Eat Itself & Gaye Bykers On Acid frontman, Mary Byker, and Apollo 440 founder-member, Magazine guitarist & long-time collaborator, Noko.
The soundscape is wide-screen retro-cinematic. The mood is distinctly glass-half-empty, with songs lamenting the failure of technology to save us from ourselves.
For the first time, Mary sings over a lush David Lynchian laptop orchestra, replete with the sweet vocal harmonies and the sumptuous twang of Noko’s vintage Gretsch ‘White Falcon’, buried deep in a canyon of spring reverb. Like you’ve never quite heard them before…
Issued originally on vinyl for Record Store Day 2017, this 6 track EP is now available as digital download.
24 track stereo mixed recordings from the show @ The Roundhouse, London from 22 October 2009.
The 6 tracks include Shot By Both Sides, Rhythm Of Cruelty, A Song From Under The Floorboards, Feed The Enemy, Sweetheart Contract and I Love You, You Big Dummy.
Issued originally on vinyl for Record Store Day 2016, this 5 track EP is now available as digital download.
24 track stereo mixed recordings from the show @ The Academy, Manchester, from 17 February 2009.
The 5 tracks include The Light Pours Out Of Me, Permafrost, Twenty Years Ago, Definitive Gaze and Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).
The official DVD release of the February 2009 shows is SOLD OUT, but a stereo recording, straight from the desk, of 11 barnstorming tracks from the show at The Forum, London is not. Available here. Now. Bingo!
Tracklisting : The Light Pours Out Of Me, Model Worker, Because You're Frightened, Rhythm Of Cruelty, This Poison, A Song From Under The Floorboards, Permafrost, Twenty Years Ago, Definitive Gaze, Shot By Both Sides and Thank You (Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).
The first new recorded material since 1981 from Howard Devoto's peerless, impossibly influential, art-punk outfit, undiminished by age.
11 tracks : Do The Meaning, Other Thematic Material, The Worst Of Progress..., Hello Mister Curtis (with apologies), Physics, Happening In English, Holy Dotage, Of Course Howard (1979), Final Analysis Waltz, The Burden Of A Song, and the bonus track, Blisterpack Blues - ONLY AVAILBLE HERE.
17 previously unreleased live recordings, digitally restored & 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 : My Tulpa & Parade (Recorded @ Hurrah! NYC, August 1979), Cut Out Shapes, Burst, Motorcade, Rhythm Of Cruelty, Permafrost, The Light Pours Out Of Me and Shot By Both Sides (Recorded @ The Whiskey, LA, September 1979).
Tracks featuring Robin Simon on guitar : Feed The Enemy, Model Worker, Stuck, Sweetheart Contract, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), 20 Years Ago, Definitive Gaze and I Love You, You Big Dummy (Recorded @ Family Hotel, Sydney, September 1980).
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, yes, John McGeoch. Additional performances are supplied by guest vocalists and musicians David McAlmont, Robert Wyatt, Jack Broadbent, Corinne Drewery, Joel Purnell and Dennis Rollins.
’Halo’ is the third single to be taken from Federal Charm’s highly anticipated third studio album, ‘Passenger’.
’Masterplan’ is the final single to be taken from Federal Charm’s second album, ‘Across The Divide’.
The eagerly awaited third Federal Charm album.
11 tracks from the very top drawer, featuring the lift-off singles ‘Choke’, ’Swing Sinner’ and ‘Halo’.
The Federal Charm mini-album released between the 'Across The Divide' and 'Passenger' albums.
Eight tracks featuring acoustic versions of songs that appeared on the debut album, 'Federal Charm' and 'Across The Divide', including 'Guess What', 'The Stray', 'Silhouette' and 'Somebody Help Me'.
The debut Federal Charm album.
Features the stand alone singles 'Gotta Give It Up' , 'Reaction', and crowd favourite 'The Stray'.
The second Federal Charm album.
Features the stand alone singles 'Hercules', 'Guess What', 'Masterplan' and 'Silhouette'.