One of my favourite labels have re-issued singles from one of my favourite bands, be very remiss of me not to bring this to your attention; as part of their 25th Anniversary Collection Elefant Records have released Teenager and Keep It Clean both of which were originally released as CD singles, taken from their second album but are now available on coloured 7” vinyl for the first time, each including two A-sides from Underachievers Please Try Harder and two songs from the CD singles. The singles are up for pre-order now and set for release on March the 3rd, you can order at Elefant UK or Darla (USA), TheStoneRecords (Japan), Elefant (rest of the world)
+ digitally from Elefantrecords.bandcamp.com
‘Teenager’ was their first release as an Elefant Records group. It is iconic within their collection, and accompanied by the doo-wop ‘A Sister’s Social Agony’, ‘I Don’t Want To See You’ and ‘Footloose And
Fancy Free’ on yellow vinyl.
Keep It Clean and Suspended From Class open each sidetone transparent vinyl, which also includes the lesser-known songs Amigo Mío and San Francisco Song.
Italian musician GIORGIO TUMA and his band have collaborated with ex-STEREOLAB member LAETITIA SADIER on lead vocals for single ‘Through Your Hands Love Can Shine’, which is released Monday 11th May 2015 on clear 7″ vinyl and digitally.
The A-side is beautiful reggae-tinged pop, taken from a new album coming soon on Elefant Records. B-side ‘Anna, My Dear’ was previously released as a digital single, a slow-paced dreamy lounge song which was recently hand-picked by BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe for their 6 Recommends Day.
Cardiff pop band THE SCHOOL have revealed the lead track from their new EP ‘All I Want From You Is Everything’, which will be released 13th April 2015 on white 7″ vinyl(with free download) and digitally from Elefant Records.
‘All I Want From You Is Everything’ is also taken from the band’s new album ‘Wasting Away and Wondering’, which is due for release in July, recorded at Giant Wafer Studios in Mid Wales by Rob Jones.
The EP includes another album track ‘I Will See You Soon’, along with covers of ‘Crying In The Rain’ by Carole King and ‘Baby Don’t Hold Your Breath For Me’ by Knickers.
Sat 4th Apr – WALES GOES POP! FESTIVAL, The Gate, Cardiff
Sat 11th July – INDIEFJORD FESTIVAL, Bjørke, Norway
Fri 24th July – INDIETRACKS FESTIVAL,
Sat 15th Aug – LONDON, The Lexington
Sun 16th Aug – MANCHESTER POPFEST, Islington Mill
– UK record shops and Elefant http://www.elefantuk.com (UK)
– Darla (USA)
– The Stone Records http://www.thestonerecords.com (Japan)
– Elefant Records (rest of the world/digital)