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Bird Announce New Tour Dates

October 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Bird are announcing a series of tour dates across the UK at the moment, Kicking off in London at The Lexington with Tamaryn on Monday October 15th. The tour will see them share 2 dates with PINS in Liverpool and London. They also have shows in Guildford on the 6th of November at The Boiler Rooms and at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on the 18th of November. More to be announced soon. They also made this video of the recent EP launch at The Kazimier in Liverpool.

Bird are also back in the studio working on their third release with Bill Ryder Jones of The Coral. Lots more Bird news coming soon! To buy the latest EP go here!

The Tea Street Band Release Disco Lights!

September 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Receiving support from Janice Long, Eddie Temple Morris, John Kennedy (XFM) and Clint Boon The Tea Street Band release their first single on Jack to Phono ..”Disco Lights” You can order it here from itunes

Remember the spirit of 88? Dole queues getting bigger, the Conservatives in power and class war on the streets.But at the same time, shining out of the gloom, came the birth of Acid House: one of the most significant cultural movements of the 20th Century For those of you too young to remember the first time round Jack to Phono presents Tea Street Band! Become acquanited because you’re going to want to know this band! In the past 6 months TSB have organized a series of pop up warehouse parties in their native Liverpool. These have featured DJs from the city’s famous venues such as Cream and Chibuku.Tea Street Band are a bastard mutilation that in its most extreme combines 808 State with Doves and the gang mentality of The Happy Mondays. The band have developed a remix and production relationship with fellow Liverpudlian Kooky Music. Kooky will be producing the second single on JTP. The TSB are playing The Kazimier on the 12th of October in Liverpool and The Grovsvenor in Brixton on the 20th October to launch the single…expect the video shortly!

Recent appearances at Liverpool Sound City and Hoxton have only boosted their live crudentials. They join fellow city dwellers Bird and The Seal Cub Clubbing Club onto London based Jack to Phono and represent an impressive musical sphere that Liverpool offers in 2012. Already making waves on BBC Introducing in Merseyside , Dave Monks is tipping TSB as one’s to watch.”I think we need to keep doing our own raves, keep playing to more people and spread the love.” say Timo Tierney, Nick Otaegui, James Albertina, Lee Smith, Dom Allen and Tony Carter in a recent interview. We look forward at JTP HQ to holding them to this promise! #PUSH THE FEELING ON

“Think of The Charlatans meeting The Chemical Brothers and lap up the finest cuppa that clubbers can come across”
John Earls, Daily Star

“Think of 808 state having a meeting mid channel to hear some French electronic by Space Disco You need to check these out soon – Come on were British we love a cuppa”
Dave Monks, BBC Introducing

“A glacial slab of guitar-led house that flies us to an Ibizan terrace for cocktails with The Whitest Boy Alive and Aeroplane. It’s really quite beautiful”
Neil Condron, High Voltage

“A shared love of rave culture is present in their output – it’s soaring, distinctly Balearic and sounds as much European as it is rooted in English rock and roll”
Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo

“Their unique sound consisting of straight forward rock n roll combined with heavy drum and bass, techno and House music creates a fusion that can only be described as euphoric; carrying everyone along on the wave of euphoria sweat was dripping everywhere as the five guys sent the crowd delirious. No words can describe the effect this band has on a crowd, and to witness it is magic in action.”
Gina Kershaw, ManGoneBlog

“After a scintillating recent performance at Liverpool Sound City, they’ve ardently begun to win over very man and his dog
Joshua Nevett, Bido Lito

“Played on show”
Eddie Temple Morris, XFM

“Great Record, I’ll play it again on the show!”
John Kennedy XFM

“The Tea Street Band are cool as F**K”
Clint Boon XFM/Inspiral Carpets

“I love this record”
Janice Long- BBC Radio 2

Bird/ Harry Keyworth/The Tea Street Band/ Ring Ring Rouge

September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

Bird have recently had plays on the radio from Steve Lamacq (radio2) and Simon Raymonde (amazing radio). They have also been band of the day on Louder the War blog and picked up reviews in the Double Negative and Silent Radio. We thank you all! They have played a string of dates across the North West and Midlands.

There have been some exciting developments that we are announcing soon…! Next up on the release schedule for Bird is the Shadows Remixes, we already have one in from Tomasu..and more to be announced soon..

Bird will be launching the EP on home turf in Liverpool at The Kazimier on the 21st of September and supporting Pins (Bella Union) at the Shipping Forecast in Liverpool on October 10th. More shows soon.

Harry Keyworth will be releasing his EP on Jack to Phono on Monday 17th of September entitled Flux. He has just announced 3 gigs , the first of which will be at The Slaughtered Lamb on Tuesday 18th of September via Pull Up The Roots. Already a favourite of Adam Walton on BBC Wales we expect his fanbase to grow once he unleashed into the world of radio! He has also announced gigs in Bournemouth and Brighton.

The Tea Street Band are almost upon us ..the single Disco Lights will be released on September 24th with a remix from Kooky. There will also be a follow up remix package in October with remixes to be confirmed. TSB will be playing a series of shows in Liverpool and London. We’ve ear marked The Grosvenor Show in Brixton on October 20th– also playing on the night are Mercury 13 and DJ Jagz Kooner. TSB will be filming the new video to Disco Lights so expect the premier soon!

Ring Ring Rouge single Today is at the mastering stage and will be released in October. The package will include mixes from Phase 5 Stereo, Monochrome and English Electric. The lads are busy recording their first album and have a trip to Berlin planned to finish off the last tracks with some shows planned in late October. The video is made!

Shadows EP- Bird out Today!

August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 Bird release their second EP today on Jack to Phono. You can order it here .

Three piece Liverpool band Bird is the creation of Adele Emmas (singer, songwriter) Sian Williams (guitar, harmonies) and Alexis Samata (drums) Together they create dark, haunting, atmospheric music which will entice you in to their magical, other worldly universe. With beautiful, siren-esque vocals, tribal, hypnotic drum beats and spellbinding guitar work, Bird are refreshingly unlike anything that’s currently on the music scene. After bumping in to each other at a local gig one evening, Adele and Sian bonded over their mutual love for artists such as Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, The Cocteau Twins, Warpaint, and Fleetwood Mac. The girls decided to swap numbers and soon after songwriter Adele and drummer Alexis invited Sian along for a ‘jam’ where they realized together they had something very special to give. The trio have since gone from strength to strength after signing to independent record label Jack To Phono on which they released their first EP ‘Phantoms‘ back in October of 2011. During their 2011 tour, alongside their sold out EP launch, the band have built up a large, loyal fan base in their home town of Liverpool and other areas of the UK. Now set to release their much anticipated second EP ‘Shadows‘ in August 2012. BBC Radio stations including Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, BBC 6 Music’s Maconie and Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and Dave Monks at BBC Radio Merseyside have all been playing Bird on air for the past year. The band have also had their music featured on Channel 4 and have had various magazine articles published in NYLON magazine, Bido Lito and many more. After being especially selected by the BBC, last year Bird attended a musicians workshop at Abbey road and Maida Vale London where they got the chance to meet the likes of Jo Whiley, Steve Lamaq and Zane Lowe. Bird are set to have a big, long lasting career ahead of them.

“On a personal note, meeting Bird at Abbey Road was one of my highlights from the BBC Introducing Masterclass in January of this year”
Tom Robinson, 6 Music
 
 
“Adele’s vocal flooring jaws as Bird channel Warpaint through primetime 4ad”
Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo
 
 
“Bird don’t just deliver songs they bring us dark nursery rhyme like stories that have one foot in the conscious and the other foot firmly planted in the unconsious”
BBC Radio Merseyside Sess, BBC Liverpool Review
 
 
“Scores of new converts will surely want to see the creators of such beguling music live”
Richard Lewis, Bearded Magazine
 
 
“Bird are undoubtedly the most haunting 3 piece around”
Joe Mangone, ManGoneBlog
 
 
“Bird once again combine the hauntingly beautiful with the sinister”
Andy Von Pip, The Von Pip Musical Expre
 
 
“Other acts tonight will slam into their songs like they’re making pasta dough; Bird weave something sweeter and more sophisticated”
Nik Glover, The Double Negative

Shadows Bird EP & Tour Dates

August 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Bird are releasing Shadows EP on Jack to Phono on August 27th and embarking on some tour dates.

The EP is also featured on the Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music mix tape. Here is the some early feedback around the EP! 

 

“On a personal note, meeting Bird at Abbey Road was one of my highlights from the BBC Introducing Masterclass in January of this year”
Tom Robinson, 6 Music
 
 
“Adele’s vocal flooring jaws as Bird channel Warpaint through primetime 4ad”
Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo
 
 
“Bird don’t just deliver songs they bring us dark nursery rhyme like stories that have one foot in the conscious and the other foot firmly planted in the unconsious”
BBC Radio Merseyside Sessions, BBC Liverpool Review
 
 
“Scores of new converts will surely want to see the creators of such beguling music live”
Richard Lewis, Bearded Magazine
 
 
“Bird are undoubtedly the most haunting 3 piece around”
Joe Mangone, ManGoneBlog

Live Gigs Galore/ Eno on top of Juno/

July 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lots of label news Bird soon to release the Shadows EP on August 27th and have gigs confirmed at Leaf, Kazimier, Bridgnorth Festival and Preston Guild Vintage Festival on September 2nd. The Tom Eno remix album is now out and going down well! Mountain Folk are to be included on the new Sound Of Copenhagen compilation. Harry Keyworth has delivered the Flux EP with 4 very lovely tracks which should be with you in September and new signings The Tea Street Band are nearly ready to deliver “The Package”! Oh and Yorkshire has more Gold Medals than Australia 🙂

3 gigs on August 11th… Ring Ring Rouge at Turf Moor for the Burnley Football club open day and both Bird and The Tea Street Band will play The Kazimier.

 

Interviews galore for Bird in the Bearded Magazine and Man Gone Blog. They also have a session for Dave Monks on BBC Introducing and recently played a Live recorded session at The Cavern. The Tea Street Band have announced dates in London and Liverpool. Take a look at our LIVE page! The Phase 5 Stereo monthly YOU DIG continues at The Soup Kitchen in Manchester.

Monday 16th of July the new single on Jack to Phono will be Glorious Noise by Benjamin One! Buy it here on itunes or here on Juno.. It also features remixes by Beatphreak and Tom Eno.

The following Monday on the 23rd of July sees the release of the Tom Eno Remix album…. Newsflash! Tom Eno reached number one in the Juno chart and his other project Mountain Folk featured on the Sound of Copenhagen Volume 9. 

2012 has become a prolific year for British based guitarist Thomas Eno . Firstly his second album Jackknife was released in February to critical acclaim. Picking up plays on Radio 1,2 and 6 from the likes of Lamacq to Da Bank. His new project Mountain Folk with Danish producer Rene Kirkengaard is out in May. Mr Eno is no slouch, bubbling under his projects with Mr James Bright and Rene has been a host of remixes for a number of different artists. Some have been part of the Jack to Phono label others have been swaps with a number of European producers. Tom Eno Projects and works starts with fellow Hampshire muscian Polly Wood on their version of the JJ Cale classic Tijuana. Brighton based producer Black Grass gives us a hand with this one. The original of this track was chosen for a Hotel Costes compilation.

As well as Black Grass, contributions from German Jazz producers Dusty of Jazz & Milk, Renegades of Jazz and Mr Confuse all appear, along with Sunday Best producer Fear of Theydon. More remarkable than all of that is the sheer musical genre cross over of the Tom Eno remixes in the package. As well as the producers already mentioned Tom has taken on remix projects that encompass Indie to Folk to Hip Hop. He has worked with The Seal Cub Clubbing Club , award winning band and 6 music favourites from the Wirral and also BBC Introducing favourites Bird from Liverpool, remixing Indie and Folk. Buy it here

A Lot of New News Indeed!

June 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

As the rain falls down in this very British Summer we’ve decided to drown our sorrows with an olympic looking schedule of releases!

Mountain Folk are receiving plaudits from the BBC through to DJ Mag The Recommender and Mint South. You can pre-order brand spanking new vinyl via BoomKat or go through to Phonica or Kudos.

As July beckons and Wimbledon tennis rain and strawberries beckon 2 new releases will drop . Benjamin One from Bristol new single Glorious Noise with remixes from Tom Eno and the return of Beatphreak on an exclusive download package. Later on the release will hit vinyl with a split 7 with Newcastle based producer Tombee. The artwork is pictured here in this news story. We will have more news on Benjamin One and his new projects with Jack to Phono.

 

Later in the month Tom Eno will be releasing his Projects and Reworks album which will feaure artists such as Bird, The Seal Cub Clubbing Club, Dusty from Jazz and Milk, Black Grass, Mr Confuse and Diego & The Dissidents! A nice little package – keep them peeled!

In the studio at the moment are Bird , Ring Ring Rouge, Rose Pryce featuring Beatphreak, Monochrome, Flevans, Tea Street Band, Harry Keyworth, Caulbearers and Mountain Folk! Wow ! The force is with us and we will keep you updated.

Phase 5 Stereo are starting a FUNK monthly at Soup Kitchen. The night is called YOU DIG! Look out for the first one on July 12th

 

 

Mountain Folk on the Radio!

June 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

 
The work of UK-based Tom Eno and Denmark-based René Kirkegaard, collectively known as Mountain Folk, ‘Don’t Go Down There’ might be a bit of a slow-burner, but it’s definitely worth sticking with for the whole of its seven minutes and twelve seconds. Strangely hypnotic and effortlessly restrained, it’s no wonder that this track has been piquing the attention of the likes of Steve Lamacq and Rob Da Bank.” Tom Robinson (6 Music)
http://freshonthenet.co.uk/faves15
 
Mountain Folk are contenders for next weeks BIG ONE on John Kennedy’s XFM Xposure show, please vote for us here: Go on!
“A now for another epic tune, think we need to play this one all next week- a contender for next week’s big one” John Kennedy XFM
http://t.co/0BFrhQb5
 
Don’t Go Down There by Mountain Folk featured on the Rob Da Bank show on BBC Radio 1 (1hr 05 minutes in)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01j261d
“A Lovely Record, a little bit of pastoral beauty”

Mountain Folk Featured on Juno!

May 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Mountain Folk aka Rene Kirkegaard and Tom Eno are featured right now on Juno where you can buy the new release Don’t go Down There as an exclusive!

Mountain Folk is a new project on Jack to Phono Records with Rene Kirkegaard and Tom Eno. Rene is a DJ/ Producer based in Aarhus , Denmark.

 

In 1997 Rene set up the record shop Dezigner Soundz which quickly became a focal point for vinyl crazy Aarhus DJs. It quickly established itself and had DJ Static running the hip hop section whilst Rene took care of electronica and house music. Rene and Tom were introduced in 2011 and started to fire ideas across the North Sea.

Tom has been busy recording acoustic material for his 2 studio albums to date and wanted to work on more electronic based project. He has recently received airplay from Steve Lamacq, Don Letts and Rob Da Bank. Once the track was finished Tom and Rene met for the second time in Wales and have recently started recording an album together. The project has been shared with Alastair Lee a film maker, he was so impressed by the track he used it in his recent film Moonflower. He was then also generous enough to release footage from Alaska for the video which will accompany the release. There are also 2 luminaries of the music world Ashley Beedle (Afrikanz on Marz) and Sundogs (Tactical Hots Records) who have remixed the track for the 12-inch release. The track has also been played on Danish National Radio in recent weeks. Tom makes his singing debut on the track and the mix of blend of the guitar style meeting Rene’s electronic world make the sound unique on JTP. An album will follow in the Autumn.

Buy on itunes

 

NEW NEWS!

May 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lots of news at Jack to Phono HQ!! First a hearty congratulations to Tom Eno who was married at the weekend! Well done!!

On to the music…here is a sneak preview of the I Want You remixes–  This is the instrumental version by Boca 45 and hopefully will be out in June. You can already buy the album 8 track and has been heartily supported by Juno and Westbury Publishing- winning Fortnight Audio Bite!

And what are the rest up to??

Well…The new Mountain Folk release approaches with the Afrikanz on Marz edit…the 12s are going into production soon. The video was shot in Alaska and was used in the posing productions movie Moonflower…yes real footage of mountains!

Talking of Tom Eno related happening – recently the Occupy movement used The Tom Eno Remix of Contaminated Waters Part 3 by Diego & The Dissidents. The result 12,000 people have now heard the track! In other Scott Hendy news his Singles Night at The Thunderbolt in Bristol is growing into a popular monthly. Tom’s next release will be a remix album which is coming together as we speak!

Next up will be a split 7 with Benjamin One vs Tombee, Glorious Noise vs Chief Rocker…we look forward to that! Previews available soon!

On the live tip Bird , who are recording their second single  “My Love Sleeps with Lions/ White Horses” have some high profile gigs set up. Firstly playing the Oxfam Event at Night & Day in Manchester on the 16th of May and then on the 18th being part of Liverpool Sound City at the Wolstenholme Creative Space in Liverpool.

Ring Ring Rouge are working on their next single Today and will be recording this at the beginning of June in London with Mike Page as producer. Also in London on June 8th Bird will be playing the Underbelly in Hoxton along with recording single 3. Finally both Bird and Ring Ring Rouge are confirmed in Preston on June 14th at Preston College as part of the Secret Industries gig collective. More news to be confirmed….

As always check the video and Live sections for more info!