3 new releases due 4 Nov, gigs imminent

Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to virtually double our catalogue overnight with the release of 3 albums.  Two of them are re-issues, to be sure, albeit of albums  that wholly deserve inclusion on the catalogue.

The new release, by Ampersand, is entitled Demonomania, and is an EP of material he recorded in London when he was there.

Ampersand – Up Against the Sun

Then we are releasing a  new CD edition of his overlooked gem ‘This is Not a Drill’ – a collection of  lo-est-of-fi acoustic fuzz that is  by turns haunting and hilarious, but consistently, alarmingly brilliant. ‘Twelve’ also features the best use of a tuba/drum machine ensemble i’ve yet heard in this country

Ampersand – (to everyone)

The other reissue is of Givan Lötz’s  ‘Easy Now’, remastered and repackaged. I’ve drooled all over this album so many times and in so many ways, that all that’s really left to say is: LISTEN TO THIS.

Givan Lötz – Soon

The CD”s will be released on CD-R format in smaller editions (150) but in the same silkscreened sleeve you’ve come to expect. You can pre-order the CD’s now from the online store, and the mp3′s will be available from the release date.

We will be doing a mini-tour of the north to celebrate this triple-release. You can check the FB event here. Dates at this stage are as follows:

Thurs 4 Nov: HOWL @ Wolves Cafe, 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo JHB – starting time 20:30, free entry with a donation at your discretion.

Fri 5 Nov: 4de Laan Teaterhuis, 109 4th Ave, Mellville, JHB: An intimate house concert courtesy if the inimitable Trouvrou: Starting time 20:00, tickets R70, or R100 with dinner.

Sat 6 Nov: Flat 4, Clarendon Court, Eastwood Str, PTA: Another house concert – starting time 20:00, tickets R70, or R100 with dinner.
Contact flat4studio@gmail.com for bookings.

Fri 12 Nov: The Bioscope, 286 Fox Str, Maboneng Precinct, JHB – this is the big one we’re building up to, in a fantastic theatre setting with projections. Starting time: 21:00, tickets R60.
Online booking at www.thebioscope.co.za

More dates may well be confirmed yet so watch this space.

I may also add that i will be playing plenty of  new material that i am very excited about.

I have been making noises about a new Ella Joyce Buckley EP as well, although at this stage we have decided to postpone the release in order to re-mix the tracks – rest assured that this is all in the interest of the music sounding as good as it can, and that the new release date will be announced shortly. I can already personally vouch that  Sway Church will be FORMIDABLE.

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