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November 2010

  • NEW SINGLE - And another! The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and the young people are once again playing with fireworks. By way of a bit of escapist fun, perennial LTS favourite David Loophead returns with more blistering guitars and 60mph bongos. Amongst all this, Ventilation Shaft even features a little tip of the hat to the sounds of Bollywood. Click here to listen.

  • Forthcoming distractions: there has been a flurry of activity in The Hessian Palace of late and we're pleased to report that this should result in a number of releases in the near future. Check out the Release Schedule page for hints of the treats in store.

  • HAPPENINGS IN CANADA: Last time we noted that our Canadian friends HANK are on hold but there is good news in the form of a recent update and some new material from their "Weekly Weeping" series. www.weepingtruckers.com. Enjoy.

  • LEARN TO SWIM on FACEBOOK - still available at http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Learn-to-Swim/19845736140 although if you're already on this website, there's little point going there, still you can "like" us and get the occasional update with news of new releases in amongst all the "Which Former British Home Secretary Are You?" stuff.

  • ...and while you're there, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moon-Wiring-Club/187877905960

July 2010

  • NEW SINGLE - Can we stand the pace? No of course not. But here, somehow, is another release. Back to the front page is our resident sonic landscapist Pete Nitrous. Three reflections on something which is no doubt at the more arcane end of the spectrum. It is apparently a "mimetic sequence" and may be the first of several. Right. Anyway, there's a good funky bass on track 2. Click here to listen and decode your own meaning.

  • HAPPENINGS IN CANADA: Our dear friends HANK have fallen into some kind of musical limbo for the time being, which seems an inappropriate term to use to describe a band who have raised the bar so much. Yes, we are resorting to particularly weak jokes in order to mask our deep disappointment. However, all is not lost because the occasional crumb of comfort does drop from the great table via their website www.weepingtruckers.com in the form of downloads and tantalising news. Take heed and listen.  

  • LEARN TO SWIM on FACEBOOK - If would like to find us on Facebook and even, lawks-a-lawdy, say hello, we're here: http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Learn-to-Swim/19845736140

August 2010

  • NEW SINGLE - Those lovely men Hair by Roger have finally returned to us with a new offering in the form of their much awaited third single Lingering. Is it really three and a half years since the last one? You could be forgiven for thinking them less than prolific but, to be fair, they have been beset by technical difficulties for the last two years and are keen to maintain their high standard rather than meet our spurious deadlines. In fact, this was actually planned as their fifth release: as the mysterious technical problems continue to trouble the  two further works which should have been issued in the meantime. But who cares about such things? For the moment, just  lie down, close your eyes and relax. Click here to listen.

  • LEARN TO SWIM on FACEBOOK - There's a Learn to Swim page on Facebook. It contains no exclusives other than a picture which we've simply not bothered to put on the website yet. If that doesn't whet your appetite then...er...it's probably a reasonable position to take. If you're on Facebook and would like to find us, we're here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6740578927 

  • COMING DISTRACTIONS - On the releases page are some guesses about what will be slowly dribbling forth from the  pipelines of creativity in the coming months or, more likel, years. Your guess is as good as ours.

  • HANK: Our splendid friends across-the-pond-and-up-a-bit, the mighty HANK COLLECTIVE have started posting new material on their website for you to download at your leisure. Rather splendid it is too. Say hello from us if you visit.

June 2010

  • NEW SINGLE - Would you believe it? Another single, within the same actual year?  Somehow an appalling number of years seem to have slipped by since we last heard from this month's celebrant. For reasons best known to themselves, The Crisps have chosen to return with Monsters. It is subtitled "A Guide for Children Everywhere". We're not sure how to take that: is it cautionary or an incitement? Click here to listen and decide for yourself.

  • MUSIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Listen to some Balinese Gamelan music. Seriously. Forget about all that guff about being pretentious and having an eclectic music taste and how seasoned a traveller you are . Just listen to some of the music. It's unbelievably beautiful.

  • HAPPENINGS IN CANADA: You must surely have listened to HANK's The Luck of the Singers by now? You should also check out the new album "Monody" by the suavely funky gentleman known simply as MANTLER. We particularly enjoyed "Childman" and "Author".

  • LEARN TO SWIM on FACEBOOK - If would like to find us on Facebook and help us move our fanbase into the mythical realm of double figures, we're here: http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Learn-to-Swim/19845736140  

March 2010

  • WE'RE BACK! - 2010, you say? We don't want to give you excuses. There are no excuses. Rest assured, we have missed you. 

  • NEW SINGLE - Who else could we return with but Hair by Roger? Evening is one of their semi-mythical "lost" singles which has apparently been a work in progress for longer than they care to remember. Or indeed can remember. Three more slices of ambience in the present-participle form. Click here to listen.

  • HANK: Learn to Swim remains as besotted as ever with our favourite transatlantic rapscallions HANK. Have you listened to The Luck of the Singers lately? Why not? You should also check out the astonishing spin-off Sir Clement which is possibly the most rock'n'roll thing since whatever it was Fats Domino thought was such a shame.

  • LEARN TO SWIM on FACEBOOK - If you're part of that melee of silly games about cats and messages from people you only dimly remember from school and would like to find us on Facebook, we're here (it's changed): http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Learn-to-Swim/19845736140