Competition time: Field Day & Apple Cart

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: info@fielddayfestivals.com

Deadline is May 27th!

Bon chance!

For more info and more EYOE shows: http://www.eatyourownears.com/

Bella Union at The Independent Label Market

BELLA UNION at The Independent Label Market
19th May at Spitalfields, London

This coming Saturday Bella Union will set up shop in Spitalfield’s Market, along with many brilliant independent labels, and we shall sell our wares. We took part in the market last year and had a blast, so we are thrilled to be returning… and we’ll be more prepared this time too.

Excitingly, we will be debuting a new Bella Union T-Shirt. Here is a photo of them sat in their box:

You will be able to buy them for the first time on Saturday!

We will also have lots of vinyl, some signed wares, some cds, some record store day releases and some of the last few Dirty Three Playbuttons.

So come visit our stall. We’ll shout some witty things at you too, like the fish people. GET YER VINYL, TWO A POUND GIVE ME £10 DO I SEE A £10, AHHH I SEE £10 GOING TO £11 FOR THE WOMAN IN THE HAT etc etc

Bloom is released today!

Beach House – Bloom

Beach House’s ‘Bloom‘ is released today. Whilst we could reel off a list of superlatives about the music, the best advice we can give is to simply listen to the record itself. The album is still streaming over at The Independent and you can buy it on CD and vinyl from the Bella Union store.

Hear album opener ‘Myth’ below:

Beach House are on tour in the UK and Europe from next week, click here to see dates. The band return in the autumn to play Bella Union’s 15th anniversary takeover day at End of the Road festival and a headline show at London’s Roundhouse this November.

Laura Veirs: ‘King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O’ animated video

In November 2011 Laura Veirs released ‘Tumble Bee‘, an album of children’s songs, new and old, inspired by the birth of her first child last summer.

Laura came to these shores earlier this year to play a handful of special shows including the V & A Museum of Childhood and now we are very happy to share with you the video for ‘King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O’ animated by Britta Johnson.

Watch below!