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Andy Price – Clothing & Failure

AndyPrice4.5Artist: Andy Price
Title: Clothing & Failure
Cat: FFP-R04.5
Run time: 41:50

The story behind this release is this. Today is Friday 8 May – Monday 4 May was Bank Holiday Monday and Andy Price, who put out the first ever FFP-R release, is bored. So he writes and records an entire album (using a few unrecorded Dig for Fire tracks he’s working on). On Wednesday 6 May he sends it to me, I listen to it on Thursday 7 May, and then deliver it to you today, Friday 8 May.

By his own admission, it’s hit and miss, but the joy of FFP-R is that it is raw and ready. Some tracks written this week – including the fantastic title track – rate amongst the best songs Andy has ever written, without this release, it’d take you another few months at least before you heard it – if ever. It takes on all the anti-folk values, love, loss, food prep, and runs with them. It’s a remarkable release, and we’re continuing to argue over which tracks we think are hit, and which ones are miss!

Tracklisting
1. Imaginary Song 7. If Only
2. Maybe in Another Life 8. Shotgun
3. That’s That 9. What a Day
4. That’s Life 10. When Every Passing Moment Makes You Afraid
5. I Walked into a Room 11. Clothing and Failure
6. Negative Song

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Releases by Andy Price
Andy Price feat. Sarah Hall – Live @ Cafe Oto, London 27.03.09
This acoustic live set, recorded at Bearded Magazine’s show at the luscious Cafe Oto in North London’s growing creative hub of Dalston, covered tracks new and old from the band’s back catalogue, tracks from the AFB Band, his project with Sarah Hall – who accompanies him here – as well as covers by Ace of Base and Ratface.
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Dig for Fire – Sorry
Debut LP from Andy’s punk rock outfit Dig for Fire, a fabulously ramshakle DIY recording, Sorry was recorded and produced in his bedroom. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW
CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH ALBUM 2
Dig for Fire – Album 2
Second LP from the obtuse DIY punk rock outfit. Recorded and released just six months after their debut, Dig for Fire’s second record merges both bedroom and studio recording, and heralds a move towards solid songwriting. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW
CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH SORRY
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Ratface – …On Ice!

RatfaceOnIceArtist: Ratface
Title: …On Ice!
Cat: FFP-R04
Run time: 40:28

Few may know Ratface now, but those who do have a strong affiliation with the artist who has developed his sound and style since embarking on his solo persona in 2007. His debut …On Ice! is close to being the perfect debut: brash, naive, but honest, it contains a set of tracks that don’t beat around the bush trying to be cool or fit in to scenes or genres, it is just an artist showcasing his unique style, his unique sound, and the result in invigorating. Astoundingly, Ratface’s material since his debut has just got better with each release, but this is a fantastic starting point, and we are incredibly proud to be giving it its first digital release.

Tracklisting
1. Digging Holes 6. The Monk and the Whore
2. Playing Games 7. The Vampire Song
3. The Coffee Shop 8. The Paranoia Song
4. Bony King of Nowhere 9. Four in the Morning
5. The Big Sleep Coming 10. One of these Days

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Releases by Ratface

Ratface – …On Ice! Debut album from Swindon’s finest, “a dance around the bedroom bed breaker” …On Ice! is a blistering introduction to the world of Ratface. Naive but bombastic in all the right ways, the production is as raw as the lyrics, and makes for a phenomenally personal record.
Ratface – Down With Ratface A digression, but also an advancement into diversity from his debut, Down With Ratface, showcases Ratface’s ability to change the mood at will whilst keeping you interested and listening. Bearded reviewed as thus: “a real showcase of the man’s ability as an artist, rather than a punk rocker trying to go hip-hop.”
Ratface – Enough Ratface Ratface’s second release through DIY label Bumtapes, again it showcases a diversion in Ratface’s talents as a producer and artist. With just nine tracks on it, Enough Ratface still clocks in at over 30 minutes, it is packed full of his own personal style of beats n’ lyrics that just keep getting better with each new release…CD £4.50 – Buy from Ratface

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Pagan Wanderer Lu – Make Archive (2001-2005)

Artist: Pagan Wanderer Lu
Title: Make Archive (2001-2005)
Cat: FFP-R03
Run Time: 27:40

Originally given a digital release through the subscription service Beardaid, Make Archive (2001-2005) gets a full, free digital release thanks to Fleeing from Pigeons. The imperfect, charming and nonsensical nature of Pagan Wanderer Lu’s pop music comes across splendidly in this release – a collection of the omnichord-basher’s bedroom recorded pre-Brainlove Records tracks – which all originally found a small place in the world through DIY CDRs – and perfectly segues us towards Pagan Wanderer Lu’s first ‘proper’ full length Fight My Battles For Me, released through Brainlove next month.

Tracklisting
1. My Victor 5. The Lord Geraint
2. Make a mediocre dinner 6. ”Headaches” Girl
3. Hypersanity (Kiss & Refrain) 7. J.L.B. Smith
4. Matthew/Mark 8. Brecon Beacons

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Releases by Pagan Wanderer Lu

Pagan Wanderer Lu – Fight My Battles For Me
Fight My Battles For Me is a distillation of PWL’s prolific output and a glimpse into what the future has to offer. Catchy pop songs meet experimental sonic flair and an intelligent lyrical sensibility to create a truly unique sound. His crowning achievement to date.
CD £10 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Pagan Wanderer Lu – The Independent Scrutineer EP
Six wonderful songs from the seemingly neverending mine of tunes at PWL’s disposal. From the mournful echo and rousing refrain of ‘The Memorial Hall’ to the wiry guitar of ‘Our New Hospital Sucks’ and the twinkling omnichord sounds of closer ‘Knight > King 4’, this is an EP to remember form a brilliant emerging songwriter.
CD £5 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Pagan Wanderer Lu – Perfection R.I.P.
Nine-track, second EP for Brainlove. Self-recorded at his home in various locations from 2006-07 and mixed and mastered by Oli Horton of Trademark. Released on CD in card sleeve. The first batch of CDs came with a photocopied explanatory booklet inside.
CD £5 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Pagan Wanderer Lu – The Omega Point EP
Limited to 100 numbered copies on CDR. Kind of a companion EP to Fight My Battles For Me, it contains four songs which were recorded for the album but not included. Track 4 is a new version of the BLH(oe!) song featuring David and Laura from The Volunteers.
CD £4 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Napoleon IIIrd / Pagan Wanderer Lu – Split EP
Napoleon IIIrd and Pagan Wanderer Lu are two of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the English underground music firmament. Paired together for Brainlove¹s first release of 2006, their split 7″ single release contains arguably their best songs to date – Napoleon’s ‘Hit Schmooze For Me’ is an anthem for anyone who’s ever dreamt of more than an unfulfilling dayjob; Pagan Wanderer Lu’s ‘Repetition 1’ is a subtle, affecting ode to the stresses of modern living.
7″ vinyl £3.99 (ex. P&P) – Buy from Norman Records

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Paul Hawkins – The Misdiagnosis of Paul Hawkins

PaulHawkins01Artist: Paul Hawkins
Title: The Misdiagnosis of Paul Hawkins
Cat: FFP-R02
Run time: 54:18

A treat for anybody who has been beguiled by Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences’ debut record or stunned by the band’s rapidly becoming legendary live shows in and around London, this largely bedroom recorded CDR album by Paul pre-dates We are Not Other People by two years, but retains the themes of love and loss whilst other tracks convey the energy of the live show remarkably well.

“In a pop world desperately short of eccentrics right now, Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences are simply a revelation.” God is in the TV

Tracklisting
1. My Baby Left Me for a Travellin’ Show 8. I Didn’t Sell My Soul
2. I Found my Love on a Battlefield 9. I’ll Be Getting a Divorce for Christmas
3. Walthamstow Bungalow 10. Serial Killer Smile
4. Waiting to Hear From You 11. On the Banks of the River Seine
5. I Like it When you Call me Doctor 12. Not the Kind of Thing I Do
6. Mother I’m on TV 13. Don’t Blind me With Science
7. (On My Way to the) Nuclear Plant

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Other releases by Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – We are Not Other People
Paul’s first ‘proper’ album with his band Thee Awkward Silences, universally acclaimed by critics across the alternative press (and the Peterborough Telegraph), it is a typical debut: brash, crass, full of pitfalls, you can forgive its lack of structure because of the sheer quality of the songs it possesses, and the quality of some that are missing, which you should buy as well!
CD £8 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Lil’ Lost Lou and Paul Hawkins: Split Release: Bad Bad Girl/The Evil Thoughts
Debut Single from two of London’s most exciting acts, this is a split 7″ with cover art by Lou herself and includes a postcard and CDR of the tracks for those of you without record players…
7″ vinyl & CD £3 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – The Bigger Bone CDS
The second single and the first to feature the full band and a multi colour sound. Great artwork from bassist Alex’s girlfriend Rose Forshall. This is a limited edition CD in a digipack. Tracks: The Bigger Bone, The Cavalry Ain’t Coming, Hate Is All Around.
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – I Believe In Karma
It’s actually impossible to choose a favourite non-album single of Paul’s, but the pure energy in the incessant ‘I Believe in Karma’ certainly gives it an edge. Non-stop and utterly brilliant, it’s backed with ‘My Darling Frankenstein’.
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – Don’t Blind Me With Science
The single re-recorded version of the last track on The Misdiagnosis of Paul Hawkins album. Backed with a band and studio recorded, this version blows the demo out of the water. It is backed with a different version of album track ‘Gentleman on Crutches’.
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – You Can’t Make Somebody Love You
A personal favourite of the Hawkins non-album singles collection. ‘You Can’t Make Somebody Love You’ is a fabulous, wrenching live favourite, but backed with the fantastic electro bounce of ‘The Substitute’ this is really a must-have CDS (and I never thought I’d ever say that!)
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – The Battle is Over
Get Hawkins remixed here, the album track (featuring Diana De Cabarrus of Candythief) is backed with remixes of ‘Music is my Enemy’ (by the excellent Tim Ten Yen) and ‘The Evil Thought’ (taken on by Will Horsebox).
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences T-Shirt
T-Shirt proclaiming that you’re not in fact London’s greatest underground dark and twisted pop artist. Described as ‘stylish’ by the label, I wouldn’t suggest I’m fashionable but I do have one… Sizes small, medium, large.
Tee £8 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences T-Shirt
More tradition band tee for the band. Available in a range of colours or which they only have blue and white left. Sizes small, medium, large.
Tee £8 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records

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Andy Price feat. Sarah Hall – Live @ Cafe Oto, London 27.03.09

AndyPrice01Artist: Andy Price feat. Sarah Hall
Title: Live @ Cafe Oto, London 27.03.09
Cat: FFP-R01
Run time: 27:01

Andy Price is better known as part of Bristol punk rock three-piece Dig for Fire. This acoustic live set, recorded at Bearded Magazine’s show at the luscious Cafe Oto in North London’s growing creative hub of Dalston, covered tracks new and old from the band’s back catalogue, tracks from the AFB Band, his project with Sarah Hall – who accompanies him here – as well as covers by Ace of Base and Ratface.

Cover image by Luke Yates

Tracklisting
1. Maybe in Another Life… 5. Down
2. Negative Song 6. This is Who I Am
3. High Flyer 7. The Sign
4. Imaginary Song 8. The Wet Song

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If you wish to support Andy Price, please think about donating directly to him.

Other releases by Andy Price

Dig for Fire – Sorry
Debut LP from Andy’s punk rock outfit Dig for Fire, a fabulously ramshakle DIY recording, Sorry was recorded and produced in his bedroom. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW

CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH ALBUM 2

Dig for Fire – Album 2
Second LP from the obtuse DIY punk rock outfit. Recorded and released just six months after their debut, Dig for Fire’s second record merges both bedroom and studio recording, and heralds a move towards solid songwriting. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW

CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH SORRY

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