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France’s very own, Affection Place, one of the pioneering bands born out of the Lyon new-wave / post-punk music scene of the late 1970/80s, are back with a new album, ‘Smouldering Fire’.

8 tracks from the very top drawer recorded and produced by, and featuring on keyboards, Magazine’s very own, Dave Formula.

Presented exclusively here in digital audio, housed in a handsome cardboard sleeve on the ever-popular CD format.  

This is what they are saying about it…

“Extra ordinary Magazine-ish. Rubbery upfront bass guitar perfected by Barry Adamson and shards of John McGeoch like guitar…” MOJO Magazine

“Shades of Killing Joke and Magazine. Sounds like goth-pop overlap of Sisters Of Mercy and The Damned” – UNCUT Magazine

“Chunky rhythms and punchy bass of ‘Empires & Dance’-era Simple Minds, with a smooth production sheen of Japan and Ultravox with the sensibilities of The Stranglers” – VIVE LE ROCK Magazine

Tracklisting :
1. Harry Fabian (click to watch the video)
2. Like An Echo
3. Smouldering Fire
4. Travelling Bird
5. I’ll Be There
6. Crossing The Pass
7. Give Me More (click to watch the video)
8. In The Air

Buy with confidence, my friends. Buy with confidence.

A limited edition 10″ vinyl single featuring the tracks, ‘Hello Mister Curtis’ & ‘Holy Dotage’.

Both tracks appeared on the remarkable ‘No Thyself’ album, but they can be yours again in pristine heavy duty black slab with a sleeve of comment. It’s a handsome devil, and make no mistake.

The connoisseur’s choice…

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, split over two sides of pristine slab-vinyl, housed in a handsome cardboard sleeve with poster insert on the ever-popular LP format. Available in either oil slick black (opposite) or snow blizzard white (here). Both versions come with a free gratis digital MP3 version download code bonus. Take your pick.

Buy with confidence, my friends. Buy with confidence.

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, split over two sides of pristine slab-vinyl, housed in a handsome cardboard sleeve with poster insert on the ever-popular LP format. Available in either oil slick black (here) or snow blizzard white (opposite). Both versions come with a free gratis digital MP3 version download code bonus. Take your pick.

Buy with confidence, my friends. Buy with confidence.