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BIRDSKULLS / BLOODY KNEES - Split
AIH 027 | 7"
PRE ORDER / LISTEN
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Our latest release is atleast three of these. We’re delighted to be welcoming back our Exeter boys Birdskulls, excited to be extending a warm welcome to Bloody Knees and as for blue, have you seen how bloody lovely the 7” is gonnna look.
Due for release February 24th, the blue and purple marble effect 7” features two tracks from each band, double sided artwork and also comes with a hand numbered disposable photo of one of the pictures which made up the front cover. It will of course be accompanied by a download code for the full 4 track single which runs as follows.
BLEED IN GOLD - The First Three Years
AIH 023 | LTD DOUBLE TAPE
Back in April 2013 we were delighted to be asked to be part of the first International Cassette Store Day, so with our tongues pressed firmly into the sides of our cheeks we set about creating a truly special release.
'Bleed in Gold' is a double cassette, 36 track anthology of three years of parcel tape, late nights and endless emails. It's our way of appreciating just how far the label has come thanks to all the amazing people we've worked with and been supported by. The double cassette is ltd to 100 and will come encased in a gold tobacco tin (as seen above).
Download all 36 tracks for free above.
ART REEKS - Art Reeks
AIH 020 | 12" | LISTEN / BUY
GORGEOUS BULLY - Nobody Hates You As Much As You Hate Yourself
AIH 025 | TAPE & HANDMADE GIFTS | LISTEN / BUY
WARM BRAINS - Happy Accidents
AIH 026 | TAPE / SCARF | LISTEN / BUY
Previous ReleasesTHE BLACK TAMBOURINES
AIH 001 | TSHIRTLP |
Gracing the club this week, is new work from Copenhagen bedroom pop
mastermind, Benjamin Eroglu - better known as Eerie Glue. Under the EG moniker he’s put out a number of great EP’s perfectly suited for lonely evenings and introspective train journeys as well as a recent split EP with our very own Joey Fourr.
Whereas past offerings have seen Eerie Glue‘s heartfelt utterings relayed over gooey layers of fuzz; ‘Go‘ showcases a cleaner sound akin to some of the best part‘s of the most recent Kurt Vile LP. Thankfully the songwriting technique has remained, which Benjamin describes as “straight from the top of my head and out through my heart”. As with many of his previous songs ‘Go‘ is about love, but particularly about moving on to something better. It was written in 20 minutes, recorded in his Copenhagen bedroom and will feature on a forthcoming EP so grab a free download whilst you still can!
3 physical ‘Pizza Box‘ versions of the single will go up for sale at 1pm (GMT).
You can also join the Pizza Club by purchasing shirts, bottle openers, patches or even for free over on our Pizza Club homepage.
When me and Richard started the label we never quite anticipated the weekend’s spent with fingers glued to laptops, the impending doom of company tax returns and just how bad the ratio is of those who enjoy music, compared to those who actually pay for it. Despite all of this we wouldn’t change a thing and every now and then something comes along and makes this whole DIY label business totally worth it. With that in mind we’re delighted to announce our next release as a flexidisc single from Brighton’s Fear of Men - a band who we have both respected and enjoyed for a long time.
Earlier this month, the band announced Loom - their debut album, set for release April 22nd on the infallible Kanine label. In addition to this, they shared the beautiful Alta/Waterfall. A merging of two album tracks that NME called an “indie pop gem” and led Gorilla vs Bear to mark out Loom as "one of our most anticipated records of 2014". Ahead of this we are delighted to be releasing album track ‘Luna’ as a flexidisc single backed with Bside ‘Outrun Me’.
As with ‘Alta/Waterfall’, ‘Luna’ showcases a certain breed of indie pop gloom that Fear of Men make look effortless. Jess Weiss’s lyrics are as just as devastating as always, as she sings “I try my best to destroy you, but the waves keep overflowing me, washing me out till I’m empty”. Based on ‘Luna’ and the previous two tracks, Loom is already shaping up to be one of 2014’s finest.
The single is set for release as a Flexizine on April 7th 2014. We’ve put out quite a few 7” singles recently and although we love the format, we can’t help feeling like we could be doing a bit more. They cost us a lot of money, which means they cost you a fair bit and you don’t even get too much for them. This is why we made sure Best Friends 7” came with a comic and Birdskulls/Bloody Knees comes with a printed photo.
For ‘Luna’ we have decided to launch our new format - the Flexizine. A 5” Flexidisc and a 20 page zine combined into one neat package. For the unaware, a flexidisc is a record made of thin, flexible vinyl which, many years ago, became collectible after being given away with magazines. We have decided to revive the format and continue this tradition by accompanying each of our flexidisc releases with a 20 page a5 magazine. Issue one (aih29) will be curated by Fear of Men and feature photos, words and lyrics. The release is ltd to 300 and can be pre-ordered ahead of the April 7th release date from our shop.
Would it scare you if I said we were already one sixth through the year? One extra month and it’s a quarter. Add another and it’ll be a third. Time sure flies huh, and we hate to waste it - that’s why we’re treating this week like any other we’ve encountered this year; new releases, new announcements and, inevitably, new music.
Today our latest 7” release finally lands. feauring the furiously impeccable / impeccably furious Bloody Knees and certainly established AIH veterans Birdskulls! The latter’s first cut ‘Alley Gorey' dropped on announcement day where BK's 'Bones' debuted on DIY just a few weeks back. We’re thrilled and proud that we’re finally able to share the entire release with you below! (and on Bandcamp)
ORDER THE 7” HERE !!!
Much like its predecessor, ‘Bed Tomb’ is a speeding locomotive, this time attached to a morbid tale of mattress stapling misery. We’re given time to get our things together and take a breath at the 1.55 mark before being slapped back into our seats and missing the connection at Westbury. CHEERS Bradley.
There is no doubt in my mind that ‘Cycles’ will become a slow burner of a sludge punk anthem, destined to be screamed back in the face of J.Pulman by adoring fans who ‘don’t care too much for simple songs’ either.
Other great news: joint tour dates!
March 5th - The Old Blue Last, London w/ tba
March 6th - The Cavern, Exeter w/ Dead Camp and Pups
March 7th - TBA, Bournemouth
March 8th - Arts Club, Brighton w/ tba
That’s your lot for today. More from these boys soon, plus a big announcement from us tomorrow! Stay tuned ..