Lonely Joe Parker here. We’ve had a hectic few months to kick off 2010, with releases by Haunted Stereo, Moneytree, JayEtAl, the Beaux Hardts, Moulettes, nato and myself to get off the ground, plus not one but two ‘Curates…’ nights at Hamptons (thanks to everyone who came and partied, got any pictures?)
But! We’ve still managed to put together an AMAZING free show for you all on May Day, and we’re also very excited to tell you that this week we’re launching a brand-new mail-order service.
We have always wanted to respond to your demands and make our artists’ music as widely available as possible. Although virtually the whole back catalogue is available online through all good stores and Spotify, nice things like CDs, tapes and vinyl have, up till now, only been available at gigs and a few stores in the South (like Rough Trade and various Oxfam Music stores). We know this has been pissing you off, because you keep emailing us to say so!
Having discussed all the mail-order options available we decided to keep costs down. By working in-house we can manage this, and stay true to the DIY ethos of labels that inspired us, heroes like Dischord and Chemikal Underground. We’re really excited that now our fans can get high-quality physical releases at the lowest possible price, wherever they are.
So, as of TODAY you can order acclaimed releases by Moulettes, Haunted Stereo, Moneytree, Jackie Paper and Lonely Joe Parker – the service will expand over the coming weeks to include the entire Sotones back-catalogue.
To get the ball rolling, with every order placed this week we’ll stick in a free copy (while stocks last) of our very first ever sampler, the individually-numbered, hand-assembled, Kruger-Magazine-endorsed ‘Vol.11‘, which includes early tracks by Blakfish as well as Band Of Skulls…
What are you waiting for? Go hit the store now!
Every year we like to throw a big free party for everyone to welcome in the summer, and this year is no exception. It will be exceptional, though, in that we’re also celebrating our third anniversary! So we’ve pulled in a brilliant bill of bands we all love, as well as some genuinely exciting emerging talent (and you know how picky we are)…
So on May Day (thats, like, the FIRST of May…) we’re taking over the Hobbit in Southampton for an entire day of music and festivities. It’s totally free whether you dip in to catch a few bands and enjoy a BBQ in the sunshine-y beer garden at the back, or hang tough for an unbelievable 8 HOURS OF MUSIC. We very much hope you manage to catch every single artist though as they are all very talented people that will aurally pleasure you in various diverse ways. There will also be cheapo drinks and BBQ in the garden. Plus Bank Holiday sun*.
Join the Facebook event to get updates about the line-up, stage times and Campbell’s top burger combo predictions.
So that’s all for now, see you on May 1st for a big fat party!
Oh yeah: don’t forget to vote!
Love, laters, ludo,
*I’m actually going to go out on a limb here and guarantee good weather. Sue me.