Posted 6th February 2012 in This Many Boyfriends
Let us introduce you to 'Starling'. As well as being the name of an ace bird it is also the rather cracking new single from the Northern indiepop band This Many Boyfriends. To be released as an exclusive limited fanzine, the song can be found amongst stories, recipes, pop quizzes and other lesser spotted sightings, all hand drawn by the band’s fair hands.
As well as a fanzine it is also a popsong. It has a riff. It's about ornithology and love.
'Starling' was recorded with our friend Pete. This is for him.
The fanzine will be available at these shows and digitally from 20th February :
23 February 2012 - Manchester - with Allo Darlin', The Deaf Institute
24 February 2012 - Sheffield - with Allo Darlin', Queens Social Club
25 February 2012 - London Popfest - 100 Club, Oxford St
26 February 2012 - Leeds - with Allo Darlin', Brudenell Social Club
28 February 2012 - London - with The Cribs, ULU Live
29 February 2012 - Cardiff - with Allo Darlin', Buffalo Bar
01 March 2012 - Edinburgh - with The Cribs, The Liquid Room
02 March 2012 - Brighton - with The Cribs, Concorde 2
03 March 2012 - Leeds - with The Cribs, Metropolitan University
Posted 14th December 2011 in Fresh TouchAngular Records are proud to present the global premiere of 'Harar Rhythm', the lead track on a brand new E.P. by Fresh Touch to be released on ARC in February 2012. Co-written/co-produced by Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner and recorded in the medieval walled city of Harar, Etihiopia during a visit of musical and cultural exchange. Featuring local Qoataan Qoat singers, field recording soundbites, and the traditional sounds of Africa fused with experimental electronic sounds, loops and samples, 'Harar Rhythm' represents the fruits of an enlightening experience and a truly unique sounding record.
Posted 7th December 2011 in Angular Recording Corporation
This Saturday 10th December, Angular will have a stall at the third Independent Label Market, this time at Old Spitalfields Market in London. This market is a benefit to support the labels that lost their stock in the PIAS/Sony warehouse fire earlier this year when London's disaffected youth ran amok.
There will be many Special Treats to behold at the Angular Grotto, including :
RARE VINYL! Almost all of our stock was lost in the London riots but we had a few copies some releases at our office. Tim Key, Elizabeth Harper, Cold Waves, Crystal Stilts - these will be on sale only at the market and will be a rare opportunity to come and fill the gaps in your Angular collection.
THESE NEW PURITANS - SWORDS OF TRUTH 12" TEST PRESSING - One copy of this will be on sale.
ANGULAR NUDGE POT - The worlds first virtual mp3 slot machine. If the wheels land on 3 ARC logos an mp3 is chosen at random from the Angular Catalogue for your aural delectation. Listen to a clip to see if its what you fancy and either download your jackpot or PLAY AGAIN!
Posted 26th October 2011 in Angular Recording Corporation
Angular have just returned from the inaugural Independent Label Market: Brooklyn! Held on the bank of the East River with the stunning Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, 24 of New York's finest independent record labels set up shop with their bosses manning the stalls.
Highlights included a live MPC set from Fool's Gold's Party Supplies, kid's face-painting as well as artist appearances from Four Tet, Vampire Weekend and Glasser.
After a shout-out on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a feature in the New York Times, big crowds turned out for ILM alongside the weekly Brooklyn Flea and the Smorgasburg food market.
Relive the event (or see what you missed out on) with the video below:
See you next time Brooklyn!
Posted 30th September 2011 in This Many BoyfriendsPeter Sykes, guitarist with This Many Boyfriends died suddenly and tragically of a brain haemorrhage earlier this week. All commitments are on hold for the moment, and this statement was released today by the band :
'Our best friend and guitarist Peter Sykes sadly passed away on Tuesday morning. We are all extremely shocked and saddened at the loss of a truly wonderful human being.
We really can't process everything right now as it has been a tremendous shock. We were so very lucky to have even met such a great man and to have shared a stage with him has been a huge pleasure. He was our dear friend and we will miss him.
All our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.'
Dan, Laura, Richard and Tom,
This Many Boyfriends