Caught by the River Announce ‘An Antidote To Indifference’ Issue 14

Antidote 14

Hot on the heels of the last issue, our friends at Caught by the River have just revealed the details of their next ‘Antidote To Indifference’ fanzine.

This edition will be a special bumper end of year issue designed by Louise Mason, with an all round upgrade including a card cover, heavier-weight paper and a square spine.

It will include a round up of all the best content from the past year and exclusive material from a range of contributors.

You can pick up a copy at the Independent Label Market on Saturday, where they’ll be sharing a stall with us, or from the Caught by the River webshop here.

More information can be found here.


We’re regular visitors to Piccadilly Records and now our man up north Richard Hector-Jones has written a fantastic introduction to a book about this treasured record shop.

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“2015 sees Piccadilly Records celebrating its thirty-seventh anniversary as a cultural cornerstone of the second city. In that time it’s weathered much as have the staff who’ve been there for the ride. Grunge, Brit Pop, Madchester, alt. rock, Indie, neo soul, disco, nu-disco, ambient, Americana, Balearic, synthwave, exotica, Italo, hip hop, techno, avant, folk, soundtracks, acid house, jazz, electronica, drum ‘n’ bass, new psych, the death of vinyl, and of course the current rebirth of vinyl. They’ve seen it all, heard it all and embraced almost all of it.

And let’s not forget the hefty 1500kg IRA bomb that pretty much took the city centre out in 1996. These myriad things have all played their part in shaping Piccadilly Records and the cultural vibrancy of the city’s music scene.

A city isn’t complete unless it has a good record shop. Music is too vital and good people will leave if they can’t get a regular fix. Record shops are spaces where cultural identity is explored and defined by both staff and customer. They are places where school kids meet on a Saturday morning to explore new and old music. They are places where kindred spirits meet that form bands or produce tracks. They’re places where keen young promoters dream up new club nights to launch the city ever onward. They are places that city workers go to to escape the drudgery of the nine-to-five for an hour or so. Record shops turn you onto music and thoughts proposed by some of the most out-there artistic musical minds. They are libraries of thought and emotion past and present full of ideas they don’t teach you in school. Their importance cannot be underestimated.

To its credit Manchester has had more than a few great shops over the years. Many have come and many have gone. Yet Piccadilly Records has survived and flourished. It isn’t hard to see why.”

You can purchase The Piccadilly Records book here. 


The Nectarine No.9 on Scottish Radio Show


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LISTEN BACK: Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland had Davy Henderson from The Nectarine No.9 in for a live session & interview:
“Edinburgh indie legend Davy Henderson has dusted down songs from the 1990’s and is in to play tracks from the classic album ‘Saint Jack.'”

The title track was played as well as album tracks ‘Firecrackers’ & ‘The Johnny Bristol Flu.’

Out next Friday, we’re re-issuing Saint Jack on LP & CD, pre-order from our Forever Heavenly emporium:

Competition Time: Win A Copy Of The Mark Lanegan Interview Disc

Interview disc

Louder Than War are giving away 5 copies of our recently released Mark Lanegan interview disc.

All you have to do to enter is tweet or retweet the message “win a copy of Mark Lanegan in conversation vinyl from Louder Than War website”.

The record is limited to just 300 copies and is also available to purchase here.

More information about this very special release can be found here.

FACT premiere Pye Corner Audio remix of Stealing Sheep’s ‘Apparition’

FACT magazine have just premiered a brand new Pye Corner Audio remix of the latest single taken from Stealing Sheep’sNot Real‘ LP, ‘Apparition’.

According to the band it sounds like “if John Carpenter had set a film in a warehouse in the UK at precisely 3.29am in the date range of 1991- 1993. It’s as if you are being silently stalked by a ski-masked slasher just waiting for the dry ice to clear.”.

Listen Below:

In case you missed it, check out the amazing video for the original track here.

Pye Corner Audio also has a brand new album entitled ‘Prowler’, with a limited vinyl release out this Friday. Find out more and stream two tracks over on FACT.



Meilyr Jones Added to Caught by the River Caulder

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In case you missed it, Caught by the River are hosting a festival this coming January with a cracking line-up.

Headliners include Gwenno, Lonelady and Field Music, and now the excellent Meilyr Jones has been added to the bill.

Meilyr, who has been described by Clash Magazine as a “Welsh cult hero with the power to crossover”, has just released a brilliant video for his new single ‘How To Recognise A Work Of Art’ which you can watch below.

Weekend tickets for the festival have now sold out, but day tickets are available from the links below.



More information on the festival and the individual events can be found here.

The Social Listings November 2015

This month at The Social:

Houdini Dax

The Deep Hum continues to showcase the most interesting new bands around, with Cardiff’s Houdini Dax taking the stage Tonight (the 11th) fresh from the festival circuit and support slots with the likes of Slaves, Yak and The Strypes.

Support this evening comes in the form of the excellent Sugarmen from Liverpool.


On Wednesday the 25th WIDE SKIES launch their new single ‘Waiting For The Answers’ from their forthcoming debut album, which you can listen to below.

Also performing are very special guests GULP (Guto Pryce of Super Furry Animals and Lindsey Leven) who are gearing up for the release of their second LP.


Kevin Rowland

On Saturday the 14th, the legendary Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners will be doing a very special DJ set, and what’s more it’s free entry.

“Presenting his own uniquely brilliant interpretation of the modern DJ set, Kevin expresses a deep love of known and neglected gems, thrillingly finding gaps within verses to occasionally add his own emotive vocals, he revels in the chance to underline the profound lyrics of overlooked singles. It’s a style that’s at once moving and truly inspiring.

It’s often said that if you get a chance to see Kevin Rowland perform a DJ set, you should leave your cynicism at home and go at once. Here is your opportunity.”


Click here for the full Social listings.