Alpaca Sports have released a free digital single ‘Just Like Them’, taken from their upcoming mini-LP ‘When You Need Me The Most’, which is out Friday 2nd October on Elefant Records where you can also download it using the code 02EBQKXDQ7AT
The band describes the mini album as a “truly international” record with Andreas Jonsson, Amanda Åkerman and Carl Jirestedt originating from Sweden, joined by Lisle Mitnik in Chicago (VERY TRULY YOURS, TINY FIREFLIES) on guitar, organ and strings.
The drums, bass and trumpets were recorded in New York by Gary Olson (LADYBUG TRANSISTOR). Musicians Julia Rydholm (THE ESSEX GREEN, LADYBUG TRANSISTOR) and Hampous Öhman-Frölund (percussion for JENS LEKMAN, TAKEN BY TREES) were also added later.
The album was ultimately recorded and produced by Ian Catt (TREMBLING BLUE STARS, SAINT ETIENNE) in London, and the artwork is straight from Japan by illustrator Ray Kimura. The first two videos were filmed in their native Gothenburg and Paris, and finally their label Elefant Records is Spanish.
Sat 24th Oct – PARIS, L’Espace B with The School
Sat 14th Nov – LONDON, Seabright Arms with Brideshead, The Haywains, Zipper
Luxury Records are also releasing a CD version, available from Bandcamp.
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.
Elefant UK / Darla Records US / Elefant Records (rest of the world / digital)