The limited Lanterns On The Lake – Low Tide white vinyl, The Czars – Sorry I Made You Cry blue vinyl and Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches olive green 7″ are all available now form the Bella Union store.
Concrete Knives sign to Bella Union
Bella Union is delighted to announce the signing of Concrete Knives, a band from Caen, France.
The band comprise of: Nicolas Delahaye, Morgane Colas, Adrien Lepretre, Martin Bonnet and Guillaume Aubertin.
Label boss Simon Raymonde saw the band playing live in Canada last November at the M for Montreal festival and he has been chasing them ever since. On the signing, Simon says:
“From within about five seconds, I knew they were fantastic. That’s how it always work best with me. I just KNOW. Morgane is SUCH a charismatic singer and her joint lead vocal with Nicolas works so well with their brilliantly catchy pop-punk songs. When I first watched Morgane she made me think of both St Vincent and Debbie Harry in the way she performed and in her devastatingly cool delivery. Either would have been fine, but BOTH? A bonus!”
“The band really have an infectious energy and the songs are really strong. I went to see them again a couple of months later back home in London to make sure I wasn’t romanticising over the first show, and well, they were even better than I remembered them! I am so delighted they chose Bella Union, because they could have had their pick of many great labels and now we’re already excited to get a hold of the music! Nicolas is in the studio right now in Paris putting the finishing touches to the debut record and we should have something in our hands by the summer!”.
More news to follow shortly.
Competition time: Win Field Day & Apple Cart tickets
Andrew Bird and Marques Toliver play this summer at Field Day and Apple Cart festival respectively, and the kind folks at Eat Your Own Ears have offered us a pair of tickets to give away to each:
1) To win a pair of tickets to Field Day, tell us the name of Andrew Bird’s last album.
2) To win a pair of tickets to Apple Cart, tell us the name of Marques Toliver’s last EP.
Put ‘Bella Union competition’ in the subject line and send answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline is May 27th!
For more info and more EYOE shows: http://www.eatyourownears.com/
The Walkmen – Heaven
June 4th on Bella Union
We had a lot of fun at the Independent Label Market on Saturday. Thank you to all the lovely people that bought things and came to say hello; and a big thanks to Sam for helping us out and being really good at finding stuff. And also to Molly, Simon’s dog, for attracting people to the stall.
Bloom was the hottest seller, followed by Father John Misty’s ‘Fear Fun’… if you missed out on either you can fine them in our store.
A few pictures below…