Novella are Sophy, Suki and Hollie. Iain plays the drums. After releasing their debut EP in May this year, the band have returned with the compellingly ominous, ‘Mary’s Gun’. The single will be released on 7” single via Italian Beach Babes on … , and was recorded by Jerome Watson (The History of Apple Pie) and Joshua Third (The Horrors) in The Horrors’ studio.
Wednesday 17th October – Take 5, Norwich
Thursday 18th October – Louisiana, Bristol
Friday 19th October – Sound Control, Manchester
Friday 16th November – The End Fest, Flashback Records, London
Saturday 17th November – The Old Blue Last, London
Friday 30th November – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
Having toured with Veronica Falls and Dum Dum Girls and played Camden Crawl and Great Escape this year, the band took some time out over the summer to hide in their rehearsal room and work on new material. They have surfaced with a whole new set of songs that are a truer reflection of their combined influences – Stereolab, Velvet Underground and My Bloody Valentine, exploring psychedelic- inspired riffs and electronic drones, new sounds and new equipment.
‘Mary’s Gun’ is a song about Mary Weiss, the lead vocalist in The Shangri-Las about a story about her supposedly getting in trouble with the FBI for carrying a gun around with her for protection after someone tried to break into her hotel room.
The girls were drawn to the story, because of “the rebellious, gang-like mentality of The Shangri-Las, whilst also projecting a sweet schoolgirl persona.”
IBB023- Sealings S/T 12” EP
Ltd 300 copies Green Vinyl
1. Quiggers Pure Indie
2. Jon Mann
3. Animal Man
4. Punk Perv
5. Swear to Me
6. Face Basement
Previous releases have been on acclaimed DIY labels Clandestine Records, Tye Dye Tapes and Italian Beach Babes.
After winning crowds over at every awesome DIY show they’ve played in the last few years Sealings have started to gain wider recognition in the underground music community playing support to A Place To Bury Strangers and Dan Sartain as well as print features in ID magazine and Dazed and Confused.
6 Tracks of blownout, distorted noise punk. Heavy on the distortion and feedback Sealings harness all the best parts of punk, filter them through ear bleeding shoegaze esq feedback, black metal blast beats and outsider indie meanderings. Throw into the mix a broken drum machine which brings an industrial edge to the recordings and you have something that sounds ultimately unique in an age of by numbers lo-fi garage rock.
It’s with great pleasure, and a certain amount of relief, that Faux Discx can announce the début album by Cold Pumas – Persistent Malaise. This has been a LONG time coming. Written throughout 2011, recorded in January of this year and finally seeing the light of day when it is released officially on November 5th.
Once again Faux Discx is teaming up with our partners in the North; Gringo Records and new associates Italian Beach Babes in the release of this record which will be available on vinyl, CD and digital download. The vinyl is an edition of 500 on 180g black vinyl, reverse-board printed sleeve with spine and printed inner-sleeve. Includes digital download. The CD is an edition of 1000, housed in a reverse-board printed gatefold digifile sleeve. The digital version is hovering just outside the Earth’s atmosphere and gets beamed down via satellites to your computer. The artwork features incredible original paintings by Flo Brooks and looks AMAZING.
To mark the announcement of the record you can download the motorik post-punk gem ‘Fog Cutter’ from the LP below for FREE. Also, check out Cold Pumas’ blog for forthcoming UK tour dates with their best buddies / label mates Sauna Youth, commencing in late October.
Female Band plays 2 shows in Paris this week. Wednesday and Thursday.