indie-mp3 records

popbands, poplabels, poprecords

Moderator: shaved head thrills

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Thu May 07, 2009 13:12

Image

indie-mp3 records is the label side of things from the relaunched indie-mp3 review site. It also rose from the ashes of Lostmusic which we decided to end earlier this year (my Lostmusic pal Trev now has his own label at Oddbox Records). So what can you expect? Well the label will release indie pop, electro pop, shoe gaze, lo-fi, hi-fi, jangle pop etc, basically anything I love and want to release.

indie-mp3 records will be a not for profit label. Once release costs are covered all profits will go to the bands to encourage them to relase further material, get a deal, tour etc. Releases will be on CD and digital formats.

The label's first release will be on 1st June 2009 by Leeds band The Seven Inches. This will be followed later in the month by The Platers. Future releases currently scheduled will be by the likes of Horowitz, The Bilinda Butchers, Very Truly Yours and The Candy Twins.

The Facebook Group can be found here.

User avatar
shaved head thrills
Posts: 508
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 07:02
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/saywerd
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by shaved head thrills » Thu May 07, 2009 20:05

awesome!
all i ever wanted was a happy happy heart!
my indiepop music blog: http://skatterbrain.org

User avatar
Thee SPC
Posts: 361
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 23:55
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Sheffield
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Thee SPC » Fri May 08, 2009 16:18

OOh! This sunds exciting. Good luck with it.

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by a layer of chips » Sun May 10, 2009 09:55

Tom, the Seven Inches single is fantastic. Great stuff.

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Tue May 12, 2009 15:56

a layer of chips wrote:Tom, the Seven Inches single is fantastic. Great stuff.
Thanks Sam (and for the lovely review)

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Mon Jun 01, 2009 14:42

The first single indie mp3 records was released today. It's by the Seven Inches and is titled the Open-ness & Honesty EP. It features three tracks and some weird and wacky artwork by the band!

Image

"The title track takes me back to early Comet Gain with Ian Cockburn's rough growl tempered by Emily Clavering's matter-of-fact vocals, and a cheery background. It's a proper little strumpet of a song.
The Rowing Song reminds me why The Seven Inches are sometimes unfairly derided as some kind of comedy band, in the fact that it's about a minute long and shouldn't be taken too seriously at all. But it's closer To Boldy Go which steals the show. To Boldly Go is to The Seven Inches what The Foolishness We Create... was and is to Airport Girl; a sort of indiepop epic. It's beautiful, and bittersweet and longing and funny and sad all at the same time and I love it.
It's good to have The Seven Inches back. It really is. " A Layer Of Chips

"Among the stuff found which definitely is worth mentioning is that indie-mp3 will launch its own record label, which (no surprise really) will be called indie-mp3 Records. First release to see the light of day will be the 3 tracks Openness and Honesty EP by Leeds six-piece The Seven Inches, and if everything works out according to plans it should be out June 1. I suck at reviews, but the title track is highly energetic, catchy, guitar-driven indie pop tune ending out in glorious fashion with trumpets galore. The final track on the EP, To Boldly Go, is shared with permission, and although it doesn’t quite reaches the wonderful heights of the title track, it works really well as an appetizer and should be enough to convince you that this is a must buy!" Hits In The Car

You can buy it from the new label website which is here.

User avatar
shaved head thrills
Posts: 508
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 07:02
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/saywerd
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by shaved head thrills » Tue Jun 02, 2009 09:04

i was a tad late listening to the ep, but, finally, i am truly in love!!!
all i ever wanted was a happy happy heart!
my indiepop music blog: http://skatterbrain.org

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Thu Jun 04, 2009 18:15

Boy do I feel silly. Since first coming across them sometime in the past, I've always purposely glossed over Leeds' Seven Inches. Why? I don't know, really – which is exactly why I decided to give their new Open-Ness and Honesty EP (released just yesterday on Tom's new Indie-MP3 Records!) a try! Sure glad I did, because, though unbeknown to me this whole time, The Seven Inches are actaully really, really good.

Both the first and final tracks of this three-song EP are absolute gems! The songs are quick, noisy numbers with boy/girl melodies (care of Ian and Emily) topped off with squealing solos and feedback and horns! In other words, right up my alley! Emily's vocals, which remind me quite a lot of Pam Berry's dreamy croon, are the perfect juxtaposition to Ian's snarl – note the bridge around the 2:00 mark in the title track – ahh, bliss!). The Boldly Go is just fantastic as well, closing the EP with about as much pop bombast as one could possibly squeeze into just under three minutes. A Layer of Chips likened it to Aiport Girl's indiepop epic "The Foolishness We Create..." and I really couldn't agree more! Get this EP! That's all I have left to say.

http://www.skatterbrain.org/2009/06/i-w ... -open.html

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Mon Jun 08, 2009 17:43

The first release on Indie-mp3 Records is by Leeds based band The Seven Inches. The title track is a gorgeous piece of bright pop, to match other current purveyors in that field, The Smittens and Pocketbooks. It just sounds so classic indie pop, albeit with a discordant guitar break, an a capella bridge and a great brass coda. It’s chirpy, catchy and great fun. The Rowing Song clocks in at less than a minute and sounds like a cross between a second wave mod tune and a keyboard led sixties pop song. Finally, To Boldly Go is a brash Brilliant Corners, surfing a tune along with insistent vocals. It wheels around itself in giddy excitement and streams effortlessly to the end.

http://russellsmusicreviews.blogspot.co ... ty-ep.html

tekno_alice
Posts: 435
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 18:41

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by tekno_alice » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:15

Whoo, lovely reviews, glad the band are getting the love they deserve! Let's hope they don't leave it so long until the next release.

heptagons
Posts: 32
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2009 16:52

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by heptagons » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:32

Tomb wrote:The first single indie mp3 records was released today. It's by the Seven Inches and is titled the Open-ness & Honesty EP. It features three tracks and some weird and wacky artwork by the band!

Image

"The title track takes me back to early Comet Gain with Ian Cockburn's rough growl tempered by Emily Clavering's matter-of-fact vocals, and a cheery background. It's a proper little strumpet of a song.
The Rowing Song reminds me why The Seven Inches are sometimes unfairly derided as some kind of comedy band, in the fact that it's about a minute long and shouldn't be taken too seriously at all. But it's closer To Boldy Go which steals the show. To Boldly Go is to The Seven Inches what The Foolishness We Create... was and is to Airport Girl; a sort of indiepop epic. It's beautiful, and bittersweet and longing and funny and sad all at the same time and I love it.
It's good to have The Seven Inches back. It really is. " A Layer Of Chips

"Among the stuff found which definitely is worth mentioning is that indie-mp3 will launch its own record label, which (no surprise really) will be called indie-mp3 Records. First release to see the light of day will be the 3 tracks Openness and Honesty EP by Leeds six-piece The Seven Inches, and if everything works out according to plans it should be out June 1. I suck at reviews, but the title track is highly energetic, catchy, guitar-driven indie pop tune ending out in glorious fashion with trumpets galore. The final track on the EP, To Boldly Go, is shared with permission, and although it doesn’t quite reaches the wonderful heights of the title track, it works really well as an appetizer and should be enough to convince you that this is a must buy!" Hits In The Car

You can buy it from the new label website which is here.
Am i dreaming, or did i buy this in 2001? i'm sure i own it, great song all the same

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:52

You are dreaming! I think To Boldy Go was released on a self released CDR but that's it!

tekno_alice
Posts: 435
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 18:41

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by tekno_alice » Thu Jun 11, 2009 14:33

Tomb wrote:You are dreaming! I think To Boldy Go was released on a self released CDR but that's it!
Sorry to tell you yr wrong sir... the original recording of "open-ness and honesty" was released on a go jonny gogogogo compilation 7", it also featured Plouf!, Yumi Yumi and Hyper Kinako.

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Thu Jun 11, 2009 15:00

That's different to what the band told me! Maybe I got confused. Anyway it's a completely new version. And a cracker.

pennybroadhurst
Posts: 276
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 21:46

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by pennybroadhurst » Thu Jun 11, 2009 16:35

It is a much better version, especially as it wasn't recorded in a basement with speeding up drums and a funny bit where it all goes strange for while the trumpet tries to get in sync with half a bar being missing or something. Anyway, yes...there is a reason why it is jokingly known as "the hit".

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Wed Jun 17, 2009 18:33

The Seven Inches have always worn their passionate hearts on their indiepop sleeves and, while the sleeve might be considered a bit zany, what the bytes within contain is seriously wonderful indiepop. ‘Openness and Honesty’ is their friendly manifesto, tumbling over killer melodies, blasts of box-fresh brass and screechy guitar like an expresso-overdosing puppy, and sounding almost perfect for the Indietracks disco. Ian Cockburn sings with a slightly wonky fervour but Emily Clavering can really sing, as if she has the ghost of Amelia Fletcher in her larynx. The 55-second ‘Rowing Song’ sounds as if they’ve overdosed on e-numbers but ‘To Boldly Go’ is a Modern Lovers-style hootenanny of indie guitar-pop, full of fiendish hooks. They’ve been around for years but the heavenly melodies, charming optimism and their unalloyed joy in making pop means this single deserves more than just one listen from your jaded ear ‘oles.

http://soundsxp.com/artman2/publish/sin ... y_EP.shtml

heptagons
Posts: 32
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2009 16:52

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by heptagons » Fri Jun 19, 2009 16:34

tekno_alice wrote:
Tomb wrote:You are dreaming! I think To Boldy Go was released on a self released CDR but that's it!
Sorry to tell you yr wrong sir... the original recording of "open-ness and honesty" was released on a go jonny gogogogo compilation 7", it also featured Plouf!, Yumi Yumi and Hyper Kinako.
yes, this is the one that i have, i will look forward to checking out the new version, the old one always went on my compilations

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Mon Jul 20, 2009 16:32

Image

To tie in with the start of their German mini tour today sees indie-mp3 records releasing a digital single by Twickenham based popsters The Candy Twins. Titled Happy Families b/w Wonder Woman Part One both tracks are taken from their recent EP on Lostmusic which is unavailable digitally.

I don't think the, ahem, dulcet tones of the frontman of The Candy Twins would earn too many awards but the Surrey trio's old school maudlin 80s indie hits the odd spot, particularly track two's Happy Families' neat hooks - Sounds XP

The release is available on i-tunes or direct from indie-mp3 records. The CD version is still available at Lostmusic.

For those in Germany the tour dates are:

22 Jul 2009 Berlin - The Bang Bang Club
23 Jul 2009 Leipzig - Noch Besser Leben
24 Jul 2009 Berlin - Mokum
25 Jul 2009 Sankt Andreasberg, Mini Woodstock Festival, Sankt Andreasberg, Harz mountains

Expect an album on indie mp3 records in 2010.

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:23

Image

The second physical release on indie-mp3 records was released today. It's a five track EP by London based The Platers and is called The Second Between Spark & Flame EP.

A Layer Of Chips have already reviewed the single and a nice one it is too!

It's released on limited CD and digital formats and can be yours from

http://indie-mp3records.co.uk/

User avatar
Tomb
Posts: 1263
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:53
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/tomb242
Location: Legra
Contact:

Re: indie-mp3 records

Post by Tomb » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:50

Image

There is nothing like internet gremlins to prevent a release going live. Well here it is a day later than planned The Risky Woods EP by The Sequins. You can get it from here until I sort out what is wrong with the site!

http://indiemp3records.bandcamp.com/alb ... y-woods-ep

The NME recently said in a piece about the current Coventry scene that ""The Sequins for instance deploy Wild Beast-style goosey voicedness strapped to Sparksian glam melodies, worn with an air of Maccabees wistfulness. It seems to be working for them: right now they are the town's fastest rising starts"

"If The Sequins was a place, it would surely be a land of magical enterprises; a spell-binding flurry of sparkle- located somewhere near to Narnia. A trip to The Risky Woods for some indie tunes or turkish delight anyone?" Music In Objectivity

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest