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:
We are truly excited to present the next stage in our ongoing reissue project with cult singer Rose McDowall. Upon leaving Stawberry Switchblade, Rose embarked on an exciting if tumultuous adventure, recording with friends in Coil, Current 93, Psychic TV and Felt, while enlisting members of The Sugarcubes and Into A Circle for her own debut solo recordings. The Sunflower Demos, later re-named Cut With The Cake Knife, document her head-space at the time, as well as point to what the future was to bring. As such they are the most direct pop songs she ever wrote, still smitten with the bright/melancholic dichotomy she had so perfected with her partner Jill Bryson in Strawberry Switchblade.
Check out this montage of rare stills from the period, all featured on the new edition of Cut With The Cake Knife.
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.
We’ve been in touch with Paper Dollhouse for a while now, ever since some records were exchanged, and were flattened by the stark, enveloping beauty of their second LP “Aeonflower.” We were flattered that the duo wanted to release it through Night School, so it’s with a lot of excitement we present “Helios” from Aeonflower.
Aeonflower will be released on March 2nd. The vinyl will be limited to 500 and you can pre-order it HERE.
Our friends over at Bird Records are making a limited cassette edition and will be selling digital formats.
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.
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.
We are thrilled to present 9 of our favourite artists under one roof at the onset of Summer. On Bank Holiday Sunday May 25th Molly Nilsson and Group Rhoda will join Meddicine, Yong Yong, Clip Art, Hausfrau, Ubre Blanca, Happy Meals and Apostille at the Glasgow Art School. There will be a BBQ from 1am and dancing till 3am. The first 100 people through the door will receive a tape compilation “You Know Where You Are” featuring sounds from the 9 artists involved.
Screenprinted posters by artist Lucy Jones will also be on sale on the day.