Spilt Milk

We are very excited to say that we are releasing Pete Astor’s new album, Spilt Milk, on cassette on January 8th. This follows the release of ‘The Living Room’ and ‘Damp Jungle’ – two archive tapes featuring Pete that Negative Space put out towards the end of 2015 (You can still buy both of these releases here).

A stripped back affair showcasing some of Pete’s best songwriting yet, Spilt Milk was recorded onto 1/2 inch tape with the help of James Hoare (of Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting). ‘Mr Music’, the lead track from the album was released towards the end of last year.

You can pre-order the Spilt Milk cassette here and catch Pete and band playing live on Thursday 7th January (at the Lexington) and Thursday 14th January (at Rough Trade East).

SATURDAY

As you may have noticed, we recently released two archive recordings. One was by The Living Room, and the other by Damp Jungle. (You can buy both releases here.)

This Saturday at 7:00pm, Pete Astor – who fronted both bands – is performing a free in-store at Flashback Records in Shoreditch to celebrate the releases. Pete and band – which includes Pam Berry of Black Tambourine, Jack Hayter of Hefner and Susan Milanovic of Feathers – will be playing songs taken from both cassettes.

As if Pete’s awesome music wasn’t enough to encourage you down, the lovely folks at Flashback are GIVING AWAY FREE BEER at the performance. The feedback for the releases has so far been fantastic and we’re psyched at having been able to release the tapes, so we’re super excited about this event.

We’ll see you on Saturday, but until then, here are some recently rediscovered photos of both bands, taken from Pete’s archive. They include set lists, university cards, live shots and a poster for a show with Testcard Girls, who would later become Tallulah Gosh. So cool!

TAPES TAPES TAPES

You can now pre-order the Damp Jungle and The Living Room tapes in our online store. You can get them separately but also together in a nice little bundle 🙂 Just click here!

The tapes will be officially out on Monday June 8th, but some copies will be available this weekend at New York PopFest, and also next weekend at The Loft’s show at The Lexington (London).

There will also be a very special launch event on Saturday 13th June at Flashback Records (Shoreditch) where Pete Astor will be performing songs from both bands. More details coming soon!

Damp Jungle and The Living Room were two early 1980s projects by Pete Astor, who would later form The Loft (one of the first bands in Creation Records) and The Weather Prophets (on Creation as well).

 

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Our next release will be a special compilation tape for Cassette Store Day 2014. ‘Evenings Spent’ documents some of the bands that have played for us over the last year, including Brilliant Colors, Omi Palone, Soft Walls, La La Vasquez, R.Elizabeth, Phonic Rotations, Sex Hands, Witching Waves, Personnel, Teardrop Factory & Sea Pinks.

Released on 27th September – look out for it in Rough Trade East (London), Rough Trade West (London), Flashback Records Crouch End (London), Pebble Records (Eastbourne), Norman Records (Leeds), Monorail (Glasgow), The Drift Record Shop (Devon), The Inkwell (York), Voxbox Music (Edinburgh),…

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NEWS: CASSETTE STORE DAY

Very happy to announce we will be releasing a very special compilation tape for International Cassette Store Day.

The tape will feature songs (old, new, demos) from some of the bands that have played shows for us over the last couple of years: Brilliant Colors, The Soft Walls, Omi Palone, Witching Waves, Sex Hands, Bloomer, Personnel, Sea Pinks, La La Vasquez, R Elizabeth, Teardrop Factory, Phonic Rotations.

It will be a limited edition of 100 copies, available on 27th Sept. Have a look at all other releases for the day here. It’s gonna be F U N.

 

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