1) Solvor Vermeer EP Update
Our delightful Ms Vermeer is now a mere matter of weeks away from releasing her debut EP "The Beaming Light" as a joint release between Lazy Acre and her own Bloksberg label. To say that this is shaping up to be pretty immense is something of an understatement. Drowned in Sound labelled her "Delicately Charming" in their round up of By:Larm, while the likes of The405, Clash Magazine and Eardrums have also all been getting mighty excited. She will also be featured in the new issue of the Music Alliance Pact (a recurring feature between 36 music blogs in 36 countries) which is live now.
Google "THe Music Alliance Pact" to find it or head over to our friend Knuts Eardrums site
the EP will be appearing all over the place in the next few weeks with promises of support from literally all over the world (China, Mexico, Norway, Italy, Germany, Spain (thanks to Bob and the guys at Bay Radio), Australia, USA, Indonesia, Canada, France, Iran (super weirdly!) so keep your eyes and ears peeled wherever you might be.
In the meantime Solvor has just confirmed a London show for March 25th so if your at a loose end why not come see what your missing. the details are below
Solvor Vermeer @ The Grapevine Sessions
The Bedford, Balham
March 25th. 1930 doors
why not keep up to date by following her on twitter at www.twitter.com/solvorvermeer
2) New Release - Shoes and Socks Off
So then - about 6 years ago I ran a club night in Coventry which saw some incredible bands play to some soul crushingly empty rooms (ha). One of these bands was called Push to Fire and they were awesome. The singer Toby soon ran off and formed one of my favourite bands of recent years Meet Me In St Lois (one of the best rock bands ever to come from these shores. fact) and has since started his own solo project Shoes and Socks Off.
Imagine how excited we are then to be adding the new SHoes and Socks Off EP to our full stop to bad pop campaign in the coming days.
The EP will be released on March 22nd by our friends at Big Scary Monsters (who have kindly put the EP forward for the Full Stop To Bad Pop Campaign.) It contains six awesome bluesy folky covers of some of our favourite tracks. Look:
1. Lounge Act (Nirvana)
2. Not Ready Yet (Eels)
3. You Said Something (PJ Harvey)
4. Wolf At The Door (Radiohead)
5. Tame (Pixies)
6. To Forgive (Smashing Pumpkins)
Our friends Natasha and Ally at the BBC Weekender show previewed a track on Friday night - you can check it out on their podcast now just clickety click here
or to find out what this all might go down like you could check out Lounge Act here
3) Tessa Frith - Mindscapes, Out May 3rd
completing a triumverate (check me out at 8am on a sunday) of release related news we are pleased to announce the long awaited release of Tessa Friths debut album Mindscapes.
Weve been listening to this record for a while and cant wait to share it with you. The album - which is a spookily folky affair with lots of nice strings - is out May 3rd and will be preceded by a launch night happening May 1st at The Courtyard in Hereford.
Stay tuned for more details but why not head over to www.myspace.com/tessafrith to check some tunes out for yourself.
in the meantime a couple of other notes:
* New T Shirts added to www.totomerch.com/lazyacrerecords
* The Little Hands of Asphalt and My Little Pony have just announced a super awesome tour which is happening right now through Norway - full dates for the "spit back at the road" tour can be found at www.spoontrain.no
* You can STILL get your hands on free releases from The Little Hands of Asphalt, Pipedream, The James Magic and My Little Pony over at www.fullstoptobadpop.blogspot.com
For now my lovelies
Team LA x