We are very excited to announce the latest recordings by Rose McDowall. Our Twisted Love E.P. is the most contemporary recorded document by Rose McDowall and marks her return to touring and recording.
Recorded with her long-serving band, it continues her exploration of psychedelic folk forms and, particularly in the near 9 minute title track, showcases her minimalist, affecting songwriting to shimmering effect.
Limited to 500 on Black Vinyl, 12: Ep. With Insert and Download Card
We are truly excited to present the next stage in our ongoing reissue project with cult singer Rose McDowall. Upon leaving Strawberry 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.
You can now pre-order Rose McDowall’s Cut With The Cake Knife from us on CD and vinyl here.
The pressing is: 500 x Black Vinyl, 500 x Clear/Black Vinyl and limited CD. We are out of the Clear/Black vinyl allocation but you can pre-order from your favourite record store. We recommend MONORAIL MUSIC / ROUGH TRADE / NORMAN Our partners Sacred Bones are pressing the album in America and we recommend picking the LP up from them if you are a U.S. resident. Both versions feature remastering by Brian Pyle (Ensemble Economique), new unearthed photos from the period and extensive new liner notes from Rose.
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.