THIS MONTH'S RELEASE
At long last we're pleased to announce the release of the second single by Hair by Roger. Their debut release Drawing in September 2002 was of course the first single ever put out by Learn to Swim, so they always have a special place in our hearts and still very popular with visitors - frequently at the top of our download chart. The new single, Walking, continues in a similar dreamy vein though perhaps with a tinge of regret. You can listen to all three tracks here now.
During October, Scottish theatre company Reeling and Writhing are staging Standing Wave a play based on the life and work of one of our heroes, Delia Derbyshire. The play will be performed at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow between 7th and 23rd October and includes specially commissioned music based on Delia's work. More information about the play is available here along with free downloads of music created for the show and other music inspired by Delia. Our very own Acid Wilhelm has contributed two tracks - both from July's release Una Ricerca per la Morte: L'Interfaccia della Mente e del Cervello and L'Uomo Acido Colpisce un Vassoio including some exclusive notes from the man himself. For more information about Delia you can also visit Sonic Boom's terrific tribute site www.delia-derbyshire.org.
NEW "HANK" ALBUM
Our dear friends across the water, The Hank Collective have recently released their second album How to Prosper in the Coming Bad Years and, true to form, it's an absolute belter. We've been listening to it non-stop since it arrived on these shores a few weeks back. There'll be a full review in The Bar next month. In the meantime, drop in at the Hank website for free previews and to get hold of a copy. We can't recommend it enough!
The Release Schedule has been updated to take us through to February next year. As ever, we're constantly bringing you new and interesting sounds from the lower reaches of obscurity. Over the coming months, we have Ben Bloody Thompson making his debut with a collection of beautifully understated Demos, then in December we finally get to hear what Griffin have been doing to turn all their shouting into a proper tune, Oh Joyous Diner (remember them?) kickstart 2005 with the intriguingly titled How We Used to See the Future and another newcomer, Pete Nitrous, joins us in February with Cinecity. Homepages for each of these are now up and running so keep an eye out for updates and cover news. The full release schedule is available here.
SEND US YOUR REVIEWS
You may have noticed that last month we launched our Reviews Page and it's filling up rapidly. If you're minded to write up your thoughts on any of our releases, please drop us a line at The Bar. We'd love to hear from you!