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11 April 14

PZZ07 | SOMETHING - MOON RIVER

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Today we’re delighted to be able to welcome back Oliver Catt and his work as Something to our single’s club. Last year he joined us early on and contributed the wonderful Lo;Behold, this year he’s back with a cover of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s classic ‘Moon River’. It feels a bit strange writing that sentence, the work of Oliver Catt has been frequent and varied. From early experimentation as Beach Break, to the accomplished work of Fantasy Rainbow and now the many different guises we’ve seen of his latest project - Something. 

It’s always fascinating to see what he’ll be sharing next and when we heard his latest single ‘Muscles' we were intrigued by the softer sound. This has been carried through for his cover of 'Moon River' where he is once again joined by Eleanor Rudge of Tyrannosaurus Dead/The Hundredth Anniversary. The delicate sounding cover is juxtaposed by a particularly brash intro. Once this has passed we're left with a charming cover that manages to inject something new, whilst never straying far from the original. One of my favourite things about the track is the tiny background noises that create a beautiful atmosphere that almost put you right in the room.

This track has actually been leant to us by Reeks of Effort, it makes up one sixth of their most recent compilation ‘Sick of Hits’ - grab it on cassette over here.

As always the track is available for free download above. Why not subscribe and get it sent to your inbox every Friday. Just three physical pizza versions of this release will go on sale at 1pm (UK time) from our shop.

Alternatively pledge your pizza allegiance with a tshirt, pizza club patch or bottle opener.

8 April 14

RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT | Debut EP from New Zealand’s Shunkan

So far this year we’ve put out two EP’s (Blessin’ and Gorgeous Bully) two split releases (Birdskulls/Bloody Knees, the Art Reeks split), launched a Flexidisc Zine with Fear Of Men and put out 6 free download singles on our Pizza Club. Not bad considering we’re barely a third of the way through the year. In preparation for some huge summer projects I thought we’d calm things down for a couple of months, but that was until the debut EP from Shunkan dropped into my inbox.

Shunkan is the moniker of Marina Sakimoto, an LA expat currently residing in southernmost New Zealand “where nothing ever happens”. Just 20 years old her debut release is massively exciting and shows great promise.

'Honey, Milk and Blood' is a melting hotpot of sounds and influences. From the yelps of Karen O, the songwriting intricacies of Tegan and Sarah, the heartfelt chugging pop songs of Waxahatchee, to the shoegaze soundscapes of My Bloody Valentine - its all here. The EP never strays into the category of “borrowed parts” as each track comes as a welcome suprise.

It’s this quilt of influences that gives the EP it’s value on repeated listens as you weave together the common themes that link each track. Closing song, ‘Wash you Away’ (available to stream and download above) is (just shy of) four minutes of scuzzy, lo-fi indie rock at its finest - Marina’s vocals wash beside layers of distorted and acoustic guitar; the song ripping, gripping, great - before a calm, quiet and beautiful ending.

Shunkan means “moment” or “in a moment” in Japanese. “It’s how I want to live from now on. Not try and plan out the next 10 years of my life,” Marina said.

"Moving so far away from home and not having a band gave me artistic freedom that I didn’t have before.

I relied on others for their approval, even with music, so this EP was a challenge; the only person I could turn to during the creative process was myself, and relying on my memories and looking inward for acceptance was a challenge.

The album cover is a photo of myself in the most “normal” times of my life, but several years ago hundreds of photos that my mother kept were damaged, thus why that photo has all of the film bleed.

To me, it was a strange physical metaphor… that those times are no longer with me, and I can’t hold on to them. All I can do is look forward.”

'Honey, Milk and Blood' tracklist:

1. Dust in Your Eye
2. It’s Not Your Fault
3. Hail
4. Over
5. Wash You Away

The EP will be released 5th May on cassette (limited to 50) and will come in fold out cardboard artwork similar to our long sold out Best Friends/Grazes split. Each package will also include a download card for the full MP3 version.

Head over to our shop to pre order.

28 March 14

PZZ06 | NAI HARVEST - AIN’T THAT ENOUGH

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A couple of times a week, Dave and I will sit down and eat an entire pizza each, reluctant to share even just a slice. With that in mind, consider how unusually excited we are, to present to all of you, a slice of this week’s fresh dough. Already packing a probable punch for EP of the year with their recent Hold Open Your Head 7”, we’re having to sit down pillow-on-lap in an attempt to hide the eternal shame of how giddy this week’s Pizza Club has made us.

As angelic melodies swirl from Ilana Blumberg (last heard harmonising with her brother Daniel on Yuck’s 2011 debut), Nai Harvest strum in with their tribute to Bellshill’s finest. A world away from the twiddle n’ scuzz of last years Whatever, the softer side contained within ‘Ain’t That Enough’ isn’t the sound of a band selling out, rather showcasing the undeniably eclectic force of a two-piece-done-good.

Even Teenage Fanclub’s Gerard Love agrees! 

I really like how they’ve approached it, definitely has more bite than our version. I don’t ever remember enjoying hearing cover versions of my songs, so this is a first.”

Thoughtfully ordered and wonderfully crafted, Ben Thompson’s ideal toppings are ‘a smashed up can of dragon soop, a patch, actual tears & a lock of my hair.’ See, they still punk.

As always the track is available for free download above. Why not subscribe and get it sent to your inbox every Friday. Just three physical pizza versions of this release will go on sale at 1pm (UK time) from our shop.

Alternatively pledge your pizza allegiance with a tshirt, pizza club patch or bottle opener.

26 March 14
Happy release week Blessin’ - we’ve decided to make the EP pay what you like for this week only. Head over to our Bandcamp to take advantage of our kind nature.

Happy release week Blessin’ - we’ve decided to make the EP pay what you like for this week only. Head over to our Bandcamp to take advantage of our kind nature.

Completely butchered the Faux Disc (one of our favourite labels) layout Faux Disc. Originally by Josh