Double release up and Coming!

September 30, 2015 in Uncategorized



Inspired by Bristolian Trip Hop and the works of John Barry, the sound of Monochrome combines a mixture of cinematic orchestration and laid-back beats to create a truly unique electronic soundscape.The Monochrome sound was first crafted by Ian Carten over a decade ago, through remix collaborations with Veba (Rae & Christian, Groove Armada) and Alice Perera (Smith & Mighty).

Both Monochrome & Tom Eno will release new singles this autumn!  Buy Tom Eno here and Monochrome here.



Monochrome release the tracks All Mine and Ella. All Mine has a James Bond like intro that wouldn’t be out of place as the theme tune to Spectre! Jack to Phono to James Bond! It is released on Friday October 30th via Kudos Distribution.

Now making a welcome return to the studio engine room, the All Mine EP will be released in November on Jack to Phono. It is Monochrome’s 3rd release on Jack to Phono from the Lancashire based producer. Tom Eno is back with new material this autumn. Having recorded 3 albums and side project Mountain Folk to critical acclaim, Tom has been back in the studio and recorded the Biosphere EP. Having received plaudits from around the globe, Tom was expecially pleased to be included on the Cafe Delmar compilation this year. He has also featured in the Berghaus commercial and various US television shows. The Biosphere EP will be released on Frdiay November 6th and includes the tracks: Biosphere and OK Tonight.

Tom has picked up plays from Steve Lamacq , Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson , John Kennedy and Don Letts. He has remixed many artists including The Seal Cub Clubbing Club, The Tea Street Band and Mr Confuse. Tom is continuing to work on his 4th album and side project Mountain Folk and this will be the start of a number of releases over 2015 and 2016.

Stockhom Zone by Glue Moon out 18/5/15

May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

artwork for JackGlue Moon is a three piece electronic/indie outfit from Liverpool (UK) consisting of Will Hall, Paul Brown and Owen Lennon.

According to Clash Magazine :

Glue Moon are relative newcomers, having spent the past 18 months gigging and rehearsing. Using the process as a means to refine their ideas, the band have continually sought to expand, to introduce new elements.

Recording material for a new EP, Clash is able to premiere unheard cut ‘Stockholm Zone’. It’s a curious beast, one which echoes Radiohead in its use of emotive indie-based songcraft and flecks of electronics.

Yet there are also shades of 65daysofstatic in here, with Glue Moon impacting a visceral touch, an ability to fuse quiet with loud into the song structure. At times oddly psychedelic, the lingering guitar lines betray the influence of Robert Fripp – in particular his collaborations with Brian Eno.

But this isn’t to suggest that Glue Moon are dwarfed by their influences. Rather, the Liverpool band use these reference points to build their own voice, one which is rapidly becoming more distinct, more engrossing and more potent.


Buy Glue Moon on Juno



Hartheim to release on Jack to Phono

February 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

wroseIn anticipation of releasing their new single, ‘When Did Your Last Rose Die?’, Hartheim have delivered a sombre portrayal of Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’.
The poem was originally written as a protest song by Abel Meeropol in 1937, derived from the macabre period in which the everyday lynching of African Americans was a familiar sight. Premiered last night on Mary Anne Hobb’s BBC 6Music show, Hartheim’s ‘Strange Fruit’ is a genuine homage to the original.
Front man Mike Emerson summed up the reasoning behind such a sensitive cover; “It’s the most important song ever written in my eyes. The startlingly depressing thing is that now, almost 80 years after it was first published, the message remains just as poignant. With everything that happened in Ferguson last year, and no doubt is happening all over the world every day, it felt like the only thing to do… and there’s no better way to express it than what’s already there in the lyrics. It’s brutal, and unsettling, and most heartbreakingly – still completely relevant.”
Continuing the muted atmosphere of the instrumentation, a no-frills video was created alongside 200-year inhabitants of the functioning crypt below St.Philips Church in Salford. Introduced by prose from Roy Fischer prize winning poet Lauren Bolger, there were few locations that could better induce the frame of mind needed to connect to such melancholy.
The band release their new single, ‘When Did Your Last Rose Die?’ on JackToPhono Records on 9th March.



Jack to Phono presents Becky Becky at Brixton Windmill 11/2/15

February 3, 2015 in Uncategorized


Electro-synth-pop duo Becky Becky play the Windmill, Brixton, London on 11/2/15

Becky Becky are a dark-electro-synth-pop duo, combining brutally honest song-writing based on the 1920s & 30s writing of Jean Rhys with motorik beats, glacial synths and the heavily processed “homicidal snow white” (The Guardian) vocals of Gemma L Williams (Woodpecker Wooliams, Ghost Poet, Button Eyes).

“A gripping voyage in the dark.” – Uncut Magazine

“One of the most utterly, unmissably compelling albums that I’ve heard. Not ‘that I’ve heard in months’, simply ‘that I’ve heard’. – God Is In The TV




August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized


Direct from the Festival no 6 website!

“Your weekend will be spent in the most stylish festival setting imaginable. The ocean, mountains and forests are our perimeter fences and the main stage is a Mediterranean inspired coastal village. But Portmeirion is more than just a beautiful backdrop… Watch the village come alive with spontaneous performances, installations, surreal street theatre and impromptu interactive happenings. Festival No.6 is an experience you can completely immerse yourself in and become a part of. From the regency of the Town Hall, to the vibrant Colonnade Gardens, The Stone Boat, The Lighthouse, the estuary of the River Dwyryd, Tangle Woods and The Chinese Lake… Come and explore our idyllic festival peninsula.”

Tokolosh will light up the In the Woods stage on Friday 5th of September with IATM, Tea Street Band and Veyu playing the Sound City stage on Sunday 7th of September…


August 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Stay Strong



A product of Manchester’s collaborative music scene, Tokolosh are a 5-piece collective featuring members of The Whip and The Earlies alongside solo artist Liam Frost.

Featured in The Guardian and Clash Music and championed by Marc Riley, Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe (6 Music) and John Kennedy (XFM), the album promises to cause a ripple in their native north west of England. Tokolosh have been featured as Shock of The New and received high praise from Clash Magazine and The Guardian!   Order here

Tokolosh have confimed some new shows. From October you will be able to buy a vinyl version of the album at selected gigs!

8th August – St Anne’s Square -Dig The City- Manchester
5th September – no 6 – Wales
12th September – This Feeling – Ruby Lounge – Manchester
22nd November – The Eagle – Salford with Veyu
4th December- Bedroom Bar – London

Gigs TBC at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge and Liverpool. Check  Twitter for latest…

Villiers release debut single 16/6/14

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


“The Dancer weaves its hypnotic magic from the off, with Ben Earnshaw driving the front vocals over yearning guitars, synth and tribal drum beats – the latter excelling where the track rides to its closing notes.”
Little Indie Blogs

“Villiers is a three-piece alternative/ new wave outfit from Lancashire.Their music is influenced by 80s heavyweights like Echo & The Bunneymen and Visage. The Dancer, to be released in June, is a dark Coldwave synth track that recalls the hard, sleazier edges of Soft Cell.”
Deadly Music Blog

Hailing from Lancashire, Villiers are an Alternative/ New Wave outfit who cite the iconic sounds of New Order and Echo and the Bunnymen as major musical influences. Lyrical inspiration comes from dystopian writers such as J.G Ballard and George Orwell. Since their formation in 2011 the band have released three studio EPs (Light the Fuse, Into the Haze and VLRS) earning them praise and recognition from radio DJs, bloggers and music magazines across the world.

Last summer saw Villiers break onto the UK festival scene with a slot at BeatHerder alongside Clean Bandit, TOY, Temples, Chic ft Nile Rodgers and Groove Armada. This year they played their first headline show at Manchester’s Night and Day, a performance that sealed their reputation as one of the region’s most exciting and innovative new bands.

‘The Dancer’ was recorded and engineered by Nick Gizzi at The Den.

See Villiers live at The Grand, Clitheroe on June 21st 2014 and download the single here

Tokolosh Release – A Great Wave

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


“Laced with Liam’s distinctive vocals and evocative lyricism, the band’s darkly magical sound combines soul, R&B and tribal rhythms underscored by Nathan’s driving bass” Skiddle

“Matching a sensitive use of electronics to crunching riffs” Clash Music

A product of Manchester’s collaborative music scene, Tokolosh are a 5-piece collective featuring members of The Whip and The Earlies alongside solo artist Liam Frost.

Named after a mischievous Zulu water sprite, the band blend aggressive drumming with darkly sexual lyrics, creating a unique and addictive sound. Featured in The Guardian and Clash Music, and championed by Marc Riley(6Music), Gideon Coe (6 Music), Tom Ravenscroft (6 Music) and John Kennedy (XFM), Shock of the New Jo Good (XFM), Shell Zenner (AMAZING) and Michelle Hussey BBC MCR Intro Tokolosh’s debut LP, Stay Strong, promises to cause a ripple in their native north west of England.

Tokolosh have supported the likes of I am Kloot, King Creosote and Cherry Ghost and will be announcing some tour dates later in the summer.

Debut album, Stay Strong will be released on 4th August on Jack to Phono Records. It features the singles ‘Bloodlines’, ‘Shapeshifter’ and ‘A Great Wave’

Download it here

Watch the video here


Bill Orrick to Release new single

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


Bill Orrick is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Blackpool, Orrick began playing guitar as a teenager. Last year Bill had success with ‘Oblivious’ which received airplay on BBC Introducing as well as Manchester and Lancashire radio stations. “Our Own Little Place” also released last year was featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 Mix Tape.

Bill’s style has been described as atmospheric folk with soaring vocals, soulful impassioned lyrics and a penchant for strange chords set to self made time signatures. We tend to agree here so we are delighted to welcome Bill to present his new single to the world on Jack to Phono! Buy the song on iTunes and watch the video.

Ring Ring Rouge Release Album

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Release Date: 28th April 2014
Format: Digital Download/CDs available at selected outlets

RING RING ROUGE create musical masterpieces that are as eclectic and diverse as they are accomplished. With a refreshing sense of fun and a reputation for dazzling live performances, 2014 is definitely going to be their year…

Hailing from Burnley, Lancashire and signed to Jack to Phono Records, Ring Ring Rouge have been impressing audiences across the North West since 2011 with their instrument swapping live performances and eclectic sound.
The band have released a couple of well received singles that have won fans across the UK; ‘Today’, recorded and produced by Michael Page, is a nostalgic and confident swirl of seaside organs, shimmering guitars, and soaring vocals. ‘Dr Feelgood’, recorded in Berlin with producer Andy Jones, is the popular and energetic set closer for their live performances. With the release of such strong singles, the band’s debut album is highly anticipated, and finally the wait is over… Buy it here

Ring Ring Rouge’s debut album ‘Head Full of Fog’ was recorded in London with Michael Page and will be released on April 28th supported by a tour of the North West and Yorkshire:

4th April- Carsons Bar, Middleton- Clint Boon DJ Night
25th April- Todmorden Hippodrome- Album Launch Night
1st May- Liverpool Sound City
8th May- Jackalope, Manchester
9th May- Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge
15th May- Bare Arts, Todmorden (Acoustic Set)
5th June – Zephyr, Huddersfield
14th June- The Woodman, Burnley