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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Mar 26, 2014 14:14

Sarah Recs saddoes might like this. Well, you will like this, because it's BRILLIANT.

https://soundcloud.com/crashingthrough/ ... al-distant

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Post by graysonscolumn » Wed May 07, 2014 16:56

Jangloid Mark wrote: That takes me back!!! A great album!!! Particularly 'Briaris', named after guitarist, Stuart's then flatmate, sadly, Louise, the female singer left Swansea to go to uni, and hence, left the band, but, she just so right singing it. Someone (I forget who, and am feeling too lazy to go dig out the record) covered it years later
Sweet William, perhaps?

http://matineerecordings.com/item.php?item_id=5

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by graysonscolumn » Wed May 07, 2014 17:13

RITH wrote:
Four days on from seeing the premiere at the Arnolfini, and still haven't got much beyond "Eeeeeeeeee!!!" in articulating how much I enjoyed this documentary. Two hours, subject matter and footage handled sympathetically and expertly, and relatively few stones left unturned (Sir Bob of Wratten being the most obvious absence from the talking heads, but Michael, Harvey, Annemari and Clare and Matt all able to cover The Field Mice in detail).

I'll say more in due course, but that and the preceding city walk around Bristol (run by Clare) and the post-doc gig all contributed to a day to cherish always. Yes.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by richardo » Thu May 08, 2014 01:37

Anybody know if there will be some kind of commercial release? Bit worried that it will end up like the Dolly Mixture and Laurence of Belgravia documentaries in that you'll probably never see them unless you go to the screenings

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by humblebee » Thu May 08, 2014 11:19

richardo wrote:Anybody know if there will be some kind of commercial release? Bit worried that it will end up like the Dolly Mixture and Laurence of Belgravia documentaries in that you'll probably never see them unless you go to the screenings
I think I saw Lucy saying on Facebook that people had been asking about a DVD release so she'd look at the possibility of that sometime.

Aw, graysonscolumn is dead right - the film just hits the right spot. I thought it was wonderful.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by crystalball » Thu May 08, 2014 21:41

humblebee wrote:Aw, graysonscolumn is dead right - the film just hits the right spot. I thought it was wonderful.
It really was. And gentle. Every other music doc you see tries to create drama out of nothing but this film lets the story unroll in low voices, in the understanding between people who became quietly one, while the mainstream mocked them. And tells you that Sarah was as much about pretty choruses and the revolution as it was about love.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by northernlight » Fri May 09, 2014 20:01

I really enjoyed the documentary too. There was clearly a lot of thought and time that went into piecing this together, and the story unfolded well. I think it's a lovely piece of work for Matt and Clare in particular to have as a film version of their lives running the label - as well as the bands involved and the folk who bought the records/ attended the gigs. Matt was around at the exhibition the next day - and mentioned that he couldn't have imagined the film to be much better than it was. There were positive comments about how the political aspect of the label shone through in the film and how important that was.

I had heard of a DVD release in September - don't know if this has been confirmed though.

I wouldn't have gone to Bristol for the film alone. It was also the fact that there were so many lovely one-off things happening on the Saturday that made it unmissable for me - the walk provided by Clare, the exhibition, the Q&A with Matt and Clare before the film - and then after the film, the special performances by the bands, then the C86 HDIF. And what more apt place to see the film than in Bristol?

I am/ was a big fan of the label, but not a Sarah completist - and my nostalgia threshold is not particularly high - but it does hold a big emotional resonance for me. I had been unsure about whether to go to this (I *really* wanted to go to the Oddbox all-dayer as well) - but hearing Emma's House and Pristine Christine at HDIF the night before - and the impact that had on me (Emma's House in particular) - tipped the balance.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Thu May 15, 2014 14:59

Seeing as I'm not much likely to see the film, I bought the zine by mail order, and, on an initial glance, I am enormously enjoying the press releases. My personal favourite?
Before you begin:

This will sell out anyway.

We just thought you should be AWARE.

Such benevolence!!!

How cute...

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by crystalball » Fri May 16, 2014 10:32

Heh, yes!

The bit in the fanzine which explains the compilation numbers, that fills me with love for ever.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by richardo » Mon May 19, 2014 02:46

Were the Sea Urchins not interviewed for the documentary?

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Dec 01, 2014 20:02

Erm, The Harvest Ministers have a new single out. It's pretty good.

http://theharvestministers.bandcamp.com/

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The Sea Urchins - James speaks!

Post by Hayley S » Mon Feb 16, 2015 13:08

Not sure if this has been posted yet but I interviewed James Roberts from The Sea Urchins. Looks like there's a possibility of some reissues in the future

http://drownedinsound.com/news/4148695- ... ea-urchins

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Re: The Sea Urchins - James speaks!

Post by crystalball » Mon Feb 16, 2015 13:58

Hayley S wrote:Not sure if this has been posted yet but I interviewed James Roberts from The Sea Urchins. Looks like there's a possibility of some reissues in the future

http://drownedinsound.com/news/4148695- ... ea-urchins
Loved this so much. My heart went all funny. <3

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:34

I know it's April fool's day, but this looks like a remarkable admission of guilt from the NME.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by crystalball » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:46

This shouldn't be so satisfying but it really bloody is!

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by Trev » Wed Apr 01, 2015 17:43

I bought a Status Quo and a Thin Lizzy record a couple of weeks ago in a second hand shop and found out the person who served me was in The Sea Urchins. We chatted a bit.

(and yeah that NME piece is surprise. A shame the rag is irrelevant now and that will be read by such a small reader base).
(and yeah I'm still not the biggest Sarah fan - but meant to post about the surprising Sea Urchin discovery earlier, but I kinda forgot).
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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by crystalball » Thu Apr 02, 2015 09:59

That's cool! Who was it, Trev? I once stalked Bridget from the Sea Urchins, in her shop near Waterloo. I say stalked: I bought a couple of things from her with a trembling hand and then went outside and screamed with delight. The end.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by Trev » Thu Apr 02, 2015 16:06

crystalball wrote:That's cool! Who was it, Trev? I once stalked Bridget from the Sea Urchins, in her shop near Waterloo. I say stalked: I bought a couple of things from her with a trembling hand and then went outside and screamed with delight. The end.
Same shop. Same person. They've taken over the 2nd hand record shop that was in the back of the place - so was a bit surprised....... (I don't really do vintage clothes!)
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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by oldgreentieon » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:37

Sarah doc screening and Q&A in London on Sunday, 5pm:

https://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/ ... ld-q-and-a

Not sure they should be calling it the UK premiere, but hey.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by everard » Thu Nov 05, 2015 14:38

short notice but this is at rough trade east today at 7pm.

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