31 August 2010
It's been months since I've last blogged, so I don't blame you if you have forgotten me!
Its been a fairly miserable summer (weather wise) I'm not gonna lie! And I think since the last time I've blogged, Spain won the world cup. I know its now old news, but still, good on 'em!
But in more important news, Moneytree are finally touring, again! Off of the back of their soon to be released third and final segment of the Great Outdoors trilogy, they will be pretty much covering the whole of the nation.
Being the hardworking, dedicated intern I am (?), I've been helping in covering press and such for the tour, which starts in Liverpool and ends in our beautiful capital at the Old Queens Head.
This leads beautifully into more current Sotones news! Also at the Old Queens Head will be the two showcase parties on the 7th and 14th for Sotones, as described in the blog below. It is at these showcases that the brand new sampler, celebrating 1,313 days of Sotones, will be released, so be sure to get one!
Also, recently with Sotones, Anja McCloskey's debut has recieved a crazy amount of approval and praise and other such, and is TOTALLY worth getting your hands on!
And finally, on a-not-so-Sotones-related note, I (Sam Ziggy) will be playing as part of a battle of the bands at the Soul Cellar this coming Wednesday the 1st helping to raise money for Oxfam, so please, anyone 18+ come on down and support a good cause! (me.) Its £4 plus free entry to the DJ Hammy show afterwards.
(sorry Sotones for abusing your blog for my own purposes, but its all for a good cause!)
Anyway, I will see you all on at either of the Showcases, the Moneytree tour, and the Soul Cellar on Wednesday
until next time, Sam the intern (STI)
22 August 2010
to celebrate 1,313 days of this record label business we're releasing a brand-new sampler featuring some incredible music and, naturally enough, throwing a huge party to boot. We'd like to invite you along to get your hands on special signed pre-release copies of the sampler, other signed merch, live painting, contemporary dance, a special competition, some excellent DJs and of course live sets from the bands themselves!
We're holding these epic parties at The Old Queen's Head in Islington, a brilliant venue with a growing live reputation helmed by some very good pals of ours.. Unfortunately there's too many to fit on one night, so we've split the bill over two consecutive Tuesdays:
Tuesday 7th Sept (Rock / Indie)
Acts: Special guest TBA / Moneytree / nato / Ed Hicks / Anja McCloskey / Ann The Arc
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/event.
Tuesday 14th Sept (Indie / folk)
Acts: Moulettes / Haunted Stereo / Jackie Paper / Peter Lyons / Lonely Joe Parker
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/event.
Tickets are £5 per night on the door (or £8 for both and even cheaper adv. from wegottickets.com). Concessions are available. Some limited early-bird cheap list tickets are available - stake your claim by writing on the Facebook event walls. There are also a number of industry list places - please email A Badge of Friendship who are handling our PR for this one - firstname.lastname@example.org
And, we're running a set of special deals for all the peeps in Southampton, Winchester and Brighton: minibusses will be available to take you up to the gig and back down again - get on these, plus entry to the gigs, plus a FREE advance copy of the sampler all for £6 / night or £10 for both nights. Let us know on the Facebook pages if you want a space on the bus, and see you all there for a big messy party in the capital!
10 August 2010
some very exciting times at Sotones Towers as we put the finishing touches to our first sampler for a couple of years. It's going to be called '1313' - because when it comes out we'll have been going for 1313 days - and features:
- Moulettes / Horses For Hearses / Horses For Hearses EP
- Fresh Legs / Julian / Julian EP – Deluxe
- Moneytree / Medicineland / The Great Indoors Part III
- Haunted Stereo / Lock The Doors / On A Pin/Lock The Doors
- Anja McCloskey / Newton / Turn – Turn – Turn
- Jackie Paper / All The Wine / What’s Wrong With Broken Glass
- Peter Lyons / Old Friends / Old Friends
- Jeffisalive / Sunlight's Yellow Dress / Sunlight's Yellow Dress
- rude_NHS / Roy Orbital / Roy Orbital
- JayEtAl / Feather / Where No City Lights
- nato / Missing Song / Eating Clouds
- Ann The Arc / Buttercup / Buttercup (Single)
- The Beaux Hardts / Hey, Who Turned Up The Gravity? / Leisure (B-Sides & Rarities Special Edition).
- Lonely Joe Parker / Brooklyn / What’s Wrong With Broken Glass
- Bobby Y Paola / Tax For Sure / Double Barreled
Prett-y cool, huh? We can't wait....
Joe x x
'1313: A Sotones Sampler' lands 4th October 2010 on CD / digital / Spotify. For more updates join the Facebook page.
02 August 2010
We've been hinting for some time now that a new sampler is in the works, and we can finally announce it properly!
'1,313: A Sotones Sampler' features tracks from: rude_NHS; Peter Lyons; nato; Moulettes; Moneytree; Lonely Joe Parker; Jeffisalive; JayEtAl; Jackie Paper; Haunted Stereo; Fresh Legs; Bobby y Paola; The Beaux Hardts; Ann The Arc and Anja McCloskey.
A boatload of talent! And we've bagged the brilliant Billy Mather to do the excellent artwork you see here.
'1,313: A Sotones Sampler' will be released on MP3 and CD through all good retailers on November 4th, 2010... exactly 1,313 days since we founded Sotones!
September will also see two very special launch party / showcase type shindigs at The Old Queen's Head in Islington - more to come on this!
16 July 2010
'Moulette' translated from French, means (roughly):
- A 'small mussel'
- A 'small muscle'
- A 'smelly member'
More tickets and festival info from http://www.larmertreefestival.co.uk
05 July 2010
They were the first band on Sotones. And the loudest, and, often the latest as well as the weirdest. Welcome to the skewed avant-punk of brothers Dave and Bobby Wade-Brown..
This new 2010 Special Edition of their 'Leisure' EP contains over 90 minutes of unreleased and bonus material from their brilliant, brief and badass rock'n'roll career.
Physical (2xCD) edition is STRICTLY LIMITED, HAND ASSEMBLED and features a collage box-set as well as 19-page, full-colour 'Best of the Beaux Hardts' booklet. Order now!
Available on Spotify, iTunes and all good digital retailers.iTunes | Amazon | Other stores | Spotify
The two linked bills will take place on Tuesday 7th September (indie / rock) and Tuesday 14th September (indie / folk). Acts from the whole Sotones roster will perform as well as some very special guests. Currently The Moulettes, Haunted Stereo, Moneytree, Jackie Paper, Lonely Joe Parker, nato & Ann The Arc are confirmed with others TBC.
Industry tickets will be available as well as package coach deals from Southampton/Winchester and Brighton to both events. Plus everyone will get brand-new, specially-signed copies of the next limited-edition Sotones Sampler!
For more details and updates join the Sotones Facebook page