Check Out Hugh Brooker (Night Trains) Interview and Playlist on Fred Perry Subculture!

A song that defines the teenage you?
“‘Ghost Town’ – The Specials
Still as sadly relevant today as it was all those years ago”.

Playlist and interview with Hugh Brooker of Acid Jazz pioneers Night Trains > here!

Pre-Order Matt Berry’s New Album ‘Television Themes’

“It’s a covers album, just an appreciation of a time when the signature tune and title sequence were both important elements within the overall theme, atmosphere and tone of a television show. I’ve always loved these now lost, rare and in some cases forgotten themes so, as with everything I do artistically, I set out to please myself and capture these gems as best as I could and make them available on vinyl, some possibly for the first time?”

BAFTA award winning actor Matt Berry returns with a new album, entitled Television Themes released on October 5th. Inspired by his youth, it’s a collection of TV theme tunes that have not only influenced Berry but undergone a fascinating and unique metamorphosis under his musical stewardship.

Television Themes was recorded on his own and with his regular band The Maypoles in his newly built studio. It includes favourites from the 60’, 70’s, and 80’s such as Are You Being Served? and Rainbow alongside lesser known themes from Picture Box and Wildtrak amidst those that transcend the decades, Doctor Who and Top Of The Pops…

Combining his love of music production and his passion for the ‘signature tune’,  Television Themes sees Berry enhance his musical reputation following the success of  his previous releases encapsulating  Berry’s formative years as a viewer and  paired with  his boundless appetite for music –  be it  psych-folk, electronica, jazz or Prog. Genre-defying, mixed with a love of nostalgia, Matt Berry once again finds a home at the small but perfectly formed London-based independent label Acid Jazz Records. It really is a release that perfectly fits the label.

Meanwhile in light of his affection for the album format Matt has taken on the mantle of spokesperson for the inaugural National Album Day on July 23. Explaining the ambassadorial role he says:

“the album is a rare material object which can hold a place dear to the heart as special as any family heirloom or photograph. There are few physical objects that are as precious to me, in my life , aside from family photographs as certain  albums. I’d say 90% of my most treasured albums are albums bought or given to me before my mid 20s. You don’t know it at the time but, I don’t think you ever really study every inch, aspect of an album the same way as you did in your teens or early 20’s. I’m also confident that there are enough young teenagers now who are discovering a band and their discography and buying secondhand vinyl copies of Hunky Dory or Unknown Pleasures or even Dark Side Of The Moon. If you are young, and love music, and cannot imagine your world without it, I think the physical album will always be there, waiting for you to give that all consuming, super intense undivided attention.”

The full track-listing for Television Themes is:

Are You Being Served? (1972-1985)

The Good Life (1975-1978)

LWT (1968 – 1972)

Blankety Blank (1979 – 1990)

Top Of The Pops (1963 – 20050

Picture Box (1966-1990)

The Liver Birds (1969 – 1979)

Thames Television (1968 – 1992)

Rainbow (1972-1997)

Doctor Who (1963- present)

Wildtrak (1979-1984)

World In Action (1963-1998)

Sorry (1981 – 1988)

Open University

Released on October 05 through Acid Jazz Records and available on limited edition LP, CD and digitally through all reputable outlets.

Pre-order here

New Digital Playlist ‘A1! The Best Of Acid Jazz’

A extended digital release from the extensive Acid Jazz back catalogue featuring artists appearing for the time on the same compilation including Leroy Hutson, Matt Berry & Gregory Isaacs.

A digital only release highlighting fifty of the best tracks from the labels 30 years in existence including ‘Dream Come True’, ‘Living Life Your Own Way’, ‘Frederic Lies Still’ & many more.

Part of Acid Jazz’s ongoing 30th anniversary celebration.

Night Trains ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’ Single EP Out Soon!

Exciting news, legendary Acid Jazz band the Night Trains are releasing a deluxe edition of their album ‘Lovesick 1987 – 2017’ along with a special single EP of the track ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’. This EP will include a previously unreleased instrumental version alongside remixes from Akasha and Dom Williams.

The singe will be out on all digital platforms by the 3rd of August and the album will be re-released on the 14th September.

 

Judy Dyble ‘Earth Is Sleeping’ Out Today!

OUT TODAY: The beautiful “Earth Is Sleeping” by Judy Dyble. Order yourself a physical copy of the album from us here, while stocks last: https://bit.ly/2NwbEAT
Or stream the album via Spotify here:
https://spoti.fi/2KAd3bE

Matt Berry ‘Witchazel’ On Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl

That’s right, we’re repressing the magnificent Matt Berry album ‘Witchazel’ on limited edition yellow vinyl. The album features the Toast of London soundtrack ‘Take My Hand’, Badger’s Wake & loads more. Have a listen & pre-order here.

Love Oh Love & Unforgettable The Next In Our Hutson Reissues, Out 29th June!

The next in our series of Hutson re-issues – Love Oh Love and Unforgettable – will be out the 29th of this month and are available for pre-order now from the following links:
Pre-Order Love Oh Love

Pre-Order Unforgettable

New Solo Album By Judy Dyble ‘Earth Is Sleeping’

Judy Dyble returns with her new solo album released in the wake of her success of her 2017 collaboration with Andy Lewis ‘Summer Dancing’.

Listen & pre-order

The former Fairport Convention/Trader Horne vocalist found herself praised for that albums English psychedelia and it received strong radio play on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 from the likes of Mark Radcliffe and Gideon Coe.

The new album highlights Judy’s vocal and song-writing talent. It displays her teenage song-writing influences; Joni Michelle, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs and bringing her modern day view to this sound.

To be released on CD/LP, limited edition 500 vinyl. Release date 6th July 2018.

New Release: Ray Barretto ‘Mercy Mercy Baby’

We’re pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the legendary Fania Records for our latest 7 inch release.

June 1st will see us release “Ray Barretto”‘s Mercy Mercy Baby lifted from his classic album Acid produced by Harvey Averne.

It is backed by an astounding and previously unreleased instrumental version, which is longer than the released version and has a stunning trumpet solo making it a summer dance-floor cooker.

Released on a specially designed label, which pays tribute to the first Gold Fania labels, this will be limited to a run of a 1000.

Pre-order here

New Corduroy Single ‘Saturday Club’

Check out the brand new video for Corduroy’s latest single ‘Saturday Club’ as premiered on Louderthanwar!

Taken from their forthcoming album ‘Return of The Fabric Four’.

Stream: http://smarturl.it/saturdayclub

Pre-order album: http://smarturl.it/CorduroyROTFF