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.
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.
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:
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:
LIBEREZ is the project of sound artist and recording engineer John Hannon, a continuing exploration of ethnographic détournement and noise dynamics. On ALL TENSE NOW LAX he is aided by Nina Bosnic on vocals and Pete Wilkins on percussion. Released on July 24th, we are immensely proud of this monolithic work.
SALLY DIGE has announced her long-awaited debut album, HARD TO PLEASE. A seductive, pop masterpiece, the long-player consolidates the last 3 years of activity into a cohesive statement. An elusive artist self-portrayed as both a powerful body-mover and vulnerable balladeer, we’ve been obsessed with Hard To Please for months and are extremely excited to present it.
It’s our unmatched joy to finally get a hold of our Record Store Day release.
Rose McDowall’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” 12″ is sold out from the distributor and we’ll only have some archive copies but we’re extremely proud of it. Reverse-board printing with matt varnish Disco sleeve, mastering by Sean Pennycook and new artwork by Russell Elder based on original photography by Mike Morton. Whatever your thoughts on “Record Store Day” are, this is something really special for us, the first signpost in our ongoing project with Rose. You can buy it from independent record shops around the world from Saturday.. Rose will be playing an exclusive set at Monorail Music in Glasgow on the day.
APRIL 27th sees the release of the debut APOSTILLE LP “Powerless.” APOSTILLE is the recording and performing project of Night School boss Michael Kasparis. Having started as a home-damaged pop music, Apostille has grown into a live-wire synth punk prospect that bridges physicality and emotive leakage.
We’re proud of this album and hope that it connects. Below is a track from the LP, live favourite “Good Man”
Our good friends at Hartzine have commissioned a wonderful, tripped out disco mix from Happy Meals. “Digestif” is streaming HERE, or you can listen below. You will never listen to Madonna the same way again.
Glasgow-based duo HAPPY MEALS are to release their debut recordings through Night School on November 10th.
We’re so excited they have agreed to this; we’ve been obsessing over “Apéro” for months and feel privileged to present it. Available on LP ltd to 500, CD and digital formats. The New Age Of Love starts here.
As the northern hemisphere’s summer turns to overcast skies and its population driven underground, James Donadio’s Prostitutes provides the driving, brain-blasting soundtrack. Released on September 8th via Night School, “Nouveauree” is the acclaimed Ohio producer’s toughest set to date of palette-cleansing techno tracks…
Available as Limited to 500, Recycled Manilla board sleeve with Download and Sticker.
Ever since a chance meeting at Les Urbaines festival in Lausanne, Switzerland, we’ve maintained close communications with James and are incredibly proud to present Nouveauree. One of the most open-minded and free-thinking musicians working in the field, Prostitutes brings a perverted sense of funk and a punk attitude to the chopping table. Records will ship beginning of September.
Thank you for all your support and orders over the last few months. Having completed our move to Glasgow we’ve been enjoying the city immensely. It’s a good time to be here and we’re excited to be presenting some new discoveries on the label in the future.