Laville ‘Thirty One EP’ Out Now

North London rising soul sensation and Acid Jazz Records signee Laville releases his debut EP ‘Thirty One’ on March 15th.  Featuring previous singles ‘Easy’ and EP title track ‘Thirty One’ as well as a beautiful cover of JP Cooper’s ‘Passport Home’ and an acoustic version of ‘Thirty One’, it is a stunning introduction to an incredibly exciting British talent. Listen to Laville’s ‘Thirty One EP’ HERE

Speaking about the EP release Laville reveals, “This EP is a tiny snippet into what kind of music I want to make, and think that’s an honest form of soul music. One that gives flavour of the old and new school. It’s like a rebirth for me. It signifies leaving old habits, behaviour and parties behind. Passport home is a pleasure to sing because it’s so well written and arranged. I’m not afraid of a cover if I think I can do it justice.”

Having featured on Big Narstie‘s album track ‘Help’ on his 2018 album ‘BDL Bipolar’, Laville recently performed the track live on Big Narstie’s Channel 4 show. Watch it back on 4oD. He’s also picked up tastemaker support from the likes of Complex who premiered his single ‘Thirty One’ and called it a “A Cool And Breezy Coming Of Age Tale”, CLASH, Songwriting Magazine, The National Student, When The Horn Blows, Somewhere Soul to name a few. 

Laville’s teenage years followed a familiar journey through joy and trauma that saw him singing locally, before a University place beckoned and briefly curtailed his musical ambitions. Employed in a series of jobs, from Michelin starred restaurants, leading front-of-house to help running various musical venues in London Laville has maintained a relentless work ethic, one that has since led back to his first love.

Whilst influenced via a creative cornucopia as he moved through his teens, more recently has seen this talented vocalist weave his own path with assistance from an array of friends and mutual musical acquaintances.

Laville has found the ideal home at Acid Jazz Records, for whom he is the first new male solo artist they have signed since Jamiroquai.

EP tracklisting:

Thirty One
Easy

Passport Home (acoustic) (JP Cooper Cover)

Thirty One (acoustic)

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NEW RELEASE // Corduroy ‘Rare Stock’

PRE-ORDER // Corduroy – ‘Rare Stock’ CD/LP

Just in-time for an extensive UK tour throughout March and April, Corduroy release their Rare Stock Collection of out-takes and rarities. It shows a depth and musicality in their catalogue beyond and above their better known material. It also acts as an alternative timeline of the height of their career in the 1990s.

The tracks range from extracts taken from their original demo tape that won them their contract at Acid Jazz – Goober Grape and Hicky Burr – to the abandoned sessions for an abandoned fourth album in the middle of the decade, from which an early version of the compelling Clockwork Man appeared.

In between there is the cancelled 1995 single Summer In My Eye, the vocal version of Very Yeah, which was itself considered as a single. The collection also comes with a brand new mix of 1994 hit Mini, by Ashley Beedle of X-Press 2 fame.

Pre-order here

Laville New Single ‘Thirty One’

Thank you to everyone who came down to the sold out Borderline show last night. What a fantastic performance!

Laville‘s brand new single ‘Thirty One’ is out today as premiered by Complex.

Listen // http://smarturl.it/lavillethirtyone

New Label Miles Away Records

To kick us off in 2019 is the news of a new label from our label manager and DJ about town DJ Dom Ore. Miles Away Records will reissue gems from around the world starting off with the amazing ‘Patience’ by Rokk.

Heavily influenced by Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘The Bottle’ it is a cult dance floor anthem that has never been reissued as a stand alone single. This limited edition of 500 copies is sure to do swift business.

Recorded in Los Angeles, the band Rokk whose roots lie in the 1964 meeting between James Dockery and Arthur Monday. La Marco Nesbit and Denny Lash later joined in the mid 70s and together they formed Rokk. They released one single for the Vee-Jay International label and recorded and album which lay in the vaults for over 30 years.

Pre-Order now & listen in full here

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year And Here’s To 2019…

For our final release of 2018 we’ve put together all of our favourite tracks from the year for your listening pleasure.

This release includes tracks from the quintessential ‘Jazz On The Corner’, Matt Berry’s Music‘s incredible ‘Television Themes’, Judy Dyble’s amazing ‘Earth Is Sleeping’, Laville‘s debut single ‘Easy’, Corduroy’s return to Acid Jazz and lastly some of our favourite Leroy Hutson tracks.

We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support in 2018, we’ve got loads in store for 2019! Merry Christmas and have a happy new year.

LIVE // Laville At Borderline 15.01.2019

After the resounding success of his debut London gig, Laville is back with the full band at the Borderline, London. Emerging from North London, Laville is a extremely talented vocalist who has just signed a record deal with Acid Jazz Records.

His debut single, ‘Easy’, has been played across BBC 6 Music and was made track of the week on BBC Radio London by Gary Crowley. Check it out here https://spoti.fi/2Ozgc9t.

Gary Crowley – ‘Terrific stuff, so much so I made it my record of the week here in BBC London. The beautiful, the shimmering track ‘Easy’ by Laville. He is the first male solo artist being signed to Acid Jazz Records since Jamiroquai, that just goes to show the potential they can hear in this fella’

Amy Lame – ‘His new track ‘Easy’ has a really cool, chilled out vibe. He is the first male solo artist signed to Acid Jazz Records in decades and decades. Definitely one to watch out for!’

COMING SOON // Music For Insomniacs Reissue

Matt Berry’s 2014 tribute to the synth heroes of 1970s is being re-issued for the 25th of January as a limited edition 500 white vinyl LP with eye detail label.
For those wanting to give the gift of Insomnia this Christmas, you can order a gift pack for to be delivered in time for the festivities, including an artwork postcard, a fridge magnet and eyeball pin badge.

Pre-order now // https://bit.ly/2AcYxyk

OUT NOW // Corduroy Reissues

Our fabulous coloured vinyl reissues of Corduroy‘s albums DadManCat, High Havoc and Out Of Here. Available from us from the following link, plus an exclusive bright red DadManCat shirt to match the vinyl. Shop Here.

We’re Re-releasing Corduroy’s Three Catalogue Albums

Corduroy fans assemble! We’re pleased to announce we are reissuing The Fabric Four’s first three LPs on some lovely limited edition coloured vinyl. Available for pre-order from us now. Out on November 2nd.