Battle Worldwide Recordings have hit upon a great way to celebrate Record Store Day 2014 and promote their growing roster of quality artists – Limited to 250 12 inch on purple vinyl

What is the defining point in an artist’s life that makes them take a path that will envelope their interests and work for the rest of their life? Every musician has a point, usually in their teens, that is an awakening (or at least a way to kill time!) that excites their senses and drives them to pick up a guitar, microphone, drum kit…hell, even a laptop and start producing music. My 1st Record, My 1st Store. is a physical and digital diary from BATTLE WORLDWIDE RECORDINGS artistes and partners, put together for Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day 2014 Battle Worldwide Recordings

My first record first store.

Dead End Street
Young Things covering The Kinks

Fade Into You
Pelotons covering Mazzy Star

ASx covering Warpaint

Annette’s Got The Hits
El Grumpos covering Redd Kross

Falling Stacks covering The Wedding Present

Silver Lining
Co-pilgrim covering Stiff Little Fingers

Something in The Way
Swaying Wires covering Nirvana

Sound & Vision – Tomorrow We Sail

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Leeds-based collective Tomorrow We Sail share their new and bleakly beautiful video for the track Never Goodbye which is from their debut full length album For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight, the band have some dates in England and The Netherlands through April – you can pick up the album from Gizeh Records.

15.04.14 – SHEFFIELD (UK) | The Rude Shipyard
16.04.14 – NOTTINGHAM | Chameleon Arts Cafe
17.04.14 – BRISTOL (UK) | Cafe Kino
19.04.14 – LEEDS (UK) | Jumbo Records / RSD Instore
20.04.14 – LEEDS (UK) | Strangeforms Festival
21.04.14 – GENT (BE) | Cafe Video
22.04.14 – LEIDEN (NL) | Qbus
23.04.14 – COLOGNE (DE) | Wem Gehört die Welt
24.04.14 – NIJMEGEN (NL) | Red Shoe Sessions
25.04.14 – GRONINGEN (NL) | Wishful Music

Floating Compass – Tales of Yesteryear

Thanks to the connected world provided by Twitter I’ve being introduced recently to the wonderful musical world of Floating Compass and their album Tales of Yesteryear a concept album that sets out to carry the listener on a musical journey through a medieval town with each track created to portray elements as denoted by the titles of the individual tracks (or more correctly in this instance movements).

Stylistically the album is a collection of richly adorned orchestral chamber pop written by Tim Cronin who has played trumpet with a whole host of indie and folk luminaries including Camera Obscura, Frightened Rabbit, Los Campesinos!, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Antlers, Beirut, Stornoway, Jukebox the Ghost and The Unthanks to name but a few, together with Charlie Rauh, Michael Sinicropi, John Gray and Jacob Hyman together they’ve created a recording that takes the listener on an intriguing musical sojourn, and if you’re looking something a little different it’s definitely worth spending some time with.

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