Molly Nilsson, Imaginations

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MOLLY NILSSON: Imaginations
(Dark Skies Association/Night School)
Limited to 500 on White Vinyl / 1000 on Black Vinyl / CD limited to 1000
Released May 26

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Molly Nilsson is now our well-established soulmate, sister and fairy godmother. In 2015, Molly Nilsson’s Zenith broke new ground for her, fast becoming her biggest selling album to date, winning her new acolytes. For us, Molly Nilsson is beyond other songwriters and singers. A lyricist so nuanced and honed that each epithet speaks directly to the heart, removed from the humdrum of everyday life and industry.

For an artist who has so successfully created her own environment and gradually let others in, her 8th studio album Imaginations sees Nilsson directly engaging with her surroundings, engendering change and allowing love in. Imaginations dreams big, recasting storming, stadium-sized pop into the internal language of the solo auteur. Imaginations is not escapism, it’s a kaleidoscope and an alternative view, an agent of change.

On Imaginations Molly is recasting her interior monologue as a prism through which to see the world, a means to live differently and to reject the status quo. We can Think Pink, change our destiny together. This is an optimism about the future when we need it the most. “New boys, new girls.. give me your smile and I’ll give you mine” Clearly, we are living through a transformation but with alchemists like Molly Nilsson, we’re never alone in the process.

Helena Celle’s debut, reissued on vinyl

In June 2016, Night School issued a short-run cassette of Helena Celle’s debut album If I Can’t Handle Me At My Best, Then You Don’t Deserve You At Your Worst. A fierce, inquisitive mind active in Glasgow’s underground culture, Helena Celle – aka Kay Logan – recorded her debut using faltering machinery recorded live and loud to consumer dictaphones. The results are rich, emotive and out of this world. We’re proud to announce that the album is now available on vinyl. Photos courtesy of Bleep.

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You can order vinyl direct from Night School here, or here for upfront copies from Bleep.

You can also check out an interview with the artist over at FACT by following this link.

PATIENCE – The Pressure

We’re excited to announce a new single from Patience, a follow up to her debut The Church. Patience – aka Roxanne Clifford – recorded The Pressure in Glasgow with engineer Lewis Cook. It’s available on limited edition 7″, Risographed with download code and digital formats.

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Roxanne filmed this sun-blanched video for The Pressure in Los Angeles with Jess Scott.

You can pre-order the 7″ Direct on our Bandcamp HERE.

OR:

Monorail Music / Norman Records

ELA OREANS, Circles Of Upper And Lower Hell

 

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We are extremely proud to welcome ELA ORLEANS to Night School. Orleans is a long-term friend of the label and we are very happy to be working with her.

June sees the release of the 7th full-length album by Ela Oreans on Night School, entitled Circles Of Upper And Lower Hell. The result of two years’ of experience, Circles.. is Orleans’ masterpiece: a long-form, avant-pop work that draws on experimental practises and classic pop songwriting. Featuring guest vocalists Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell of The Pastels and mastering by Jon Brooks and Circles Of Upper And Lower Hell is available on double vinyl, CD and digital formats.

ORDER DIGITAL/VINYL HERE

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Introducing… The Flexibles

 

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The Flexibles announce their debut full length LP on Night School, entitled Pink Everything. The Flexibles are a trio comprised of Sorley Youngs (guitar/vox), his father Richard (electronics) and Andrew Paine (bass).

Pink Everything is a concept album about an alternative universe, a mirror-image of our own where the imagination paints in utopian brushstrokes. Sorley Youngs’ lyrics are rolling poems, oblique views of planet earth that dare to imagine an alternative.

Order The FLEXIBLES – Pink Everything, Digital.

Order THE FLEXIBLES – Pink Everything, LP on Pink vinyl, limited to 300. 

Stream Pink Everything at The Wire Magazine here.

HAPPY MEALS: Fruit Juice E.P.

Back in the mists of 2014, we stumbled across a duo who were just starting out making music together – a synergistic, cosmic love module brewing in a corner of Glasgow. After their debut Apéro, the group toured the world, expanded their sound and practice, grew in confidence and now unveil Fruit Juice, a 25 minute Extended Player that goes further out and in than Apéro

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FRUIT JUICE comes with an exclusive fanzine prepared by Happy Meals called Tomorrow’s Cookbook. Every sleeve on the 12″ is individually hand-marbled, no sleeve is the same.

You can buy direct from us here on BIG CARTEL

You can buy direct from us here on BANDCAMP

Or from your favourite local record shop, worldwide.

PATIENCE: The Church

We’ve been waiting a long time to announce this. One of our favourite contemporary songwriters and age-old friend Roxanne Clifford steps out from behind her guitar and into the disco to pen one of her best songs, The Church. Clifford’s songs and voice drove her band Veronica Falls through 2 classic bittersweet guitar pop records and we’re overjoyed to be working with her as Patience.

The Church is a heart-meltingly bittersweet slice of genius pop. Clifford is one of the most naturally gifted songwriters we’ve ever worked with and so we’re extremely proud to introduce Patience.

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The Church / My Own Invention is released on May 6th, limited to 300 7″s with screen-printed sleeve by Roxanne. The 7″ is sold out from our web-store but you can pick one up by clicking: MONORAIL or ROUGH TRADE or wait for BIG LOVE, NORMAN and PICADDILLY, who will all get some copies.

MOLLY NILSSON: Zenith

We first met Molly Nilsson many moons ago when she was a travelling singer gigging in London, selling her then-new album Follow The Light. Since then it’s been difficult to express exactly how much her songs have come to mean to us. We’ve been honoured to work with her and her own label Dark Skies Association in releasing many other releases but we feel her new album ZENITH presents a sea change and contains her best songs to date. The new video for 1995 is here, it’s our song of the year.
You can also PREORDER Zenith on ltd white vinyl/CD here:

http://nightschoolrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/molly-nilsson.

Release date is November 6th as we have experienced a production delay. You can pick up digital copies of Zenith on iTunes but we believe the CD and vinyl are going to be truly special. In the meantime, 1995 is the pop song of the year: