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april magazine, cindy, flowertown, further listening, if the ceiling were a kite, playlist, tough love, vol 1, volume 1 -

April Magazine, our latest San Francisco crush, just released their new album, If The Ceiling Were A Kite Vol.1, on Tough Love. As it's our album of the week/month/year we asked them to put together a Further Listening playlist and asked them a couple of questions giving those of us thousands of miles away an insight in to how it all started. BUY: If The Ceiling Were A Kite Vol.1 [limited edition cream vinyl] - How did the band come together?   It started as roommates. Peter and I (Kati) shared a bedroom door – he'd record all night and...

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2021, Cindy, Dinked Edition, Further Listening, Playlist, Tough Love -

San Francisco has been turning up a lot of our favourite bands these past few years, with the SF labels Mt St Mtn and Paisley Shirt, along with Tough Love in the UK, bringing most of them to our attention. Cindy's third record, 1:2, has been on heavy rotation here for months and has finally seen release this week (as a Dinked Edition, or on blue vinyl).  BUY: Cindy - 1:2 To follow up the Further Listening playlist Cindy's Karina Gill made us for her other band Flowertown, we have another here. As usual (these San Francisco bands all seem to have...

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2021, Essex, Love Record Stores, LRS, September, South Records, Southend -

Following the resounding success of the #loverecordstores campaign in 2020 and the subsequent Love Record Stores event, which took place last June, the campaign organisers have announced plans for a second event, which will take place on 4th September. Now an important fixture in the music retail calendar for UK record retailers, labels and music fans alike, Love Record Stores 2021  will be an opportunity for the independent music community to come together to support record stores who, like many other businesses, have faced difficult trading conditions throughout the pandemic. Given the UK government’s recent announcements about lifting lockdown restrictions the...

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cindy, essex, flowertown, further listening, mt st mtn, paisley shirt, playlist, south records, southend, tough love -

To go alongside their future classic debut record (out this week on Mt.St.Mtn) we asked Flowertown to make us a Further Listening playlist, and they've put together a real beaut, focussing on their friends in and around the great Paisley Shirt label. We were instantly smitten when introduced to Cindy by Stephen at Tough Love, with nods to the best bits of all the best bands. Flowertown - which is Cindy's Karina, with Mike from Tony Jay - continue in that same vein. Glenn Donaldson from Freeform Freakout/The Reds, Pinks & Purples puts it best: “…Flowertown is indebted to the great...

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2021, drop 2, essex, recommendations, record store day, rsd, south records, southend -

Record Store Day release lists can be pretty overwhelming - hundreds of records, a lot of which you'll just glaze over as you're browsing, so we've got a few to keep your eyes out for which we think are well worth checking out:Candi Staton - Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) [INFO]. My favourite singer, during her greatest period. Just some of the best music ever. Her version of Jolene is the definitive version for me. The best. Cat Stevens - Harold & Maude OST [INFO]. A really lovely soundrtack of folk-pop classics recorded for the best film...

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