Phase 5 Stereo- Exclusive on Juno

April 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

There’s something pleasingly loose and baggy about this mini album from new Brit funkateers Phase 5 Stereo, aka producers/instrumentalists Simon Ham and Jo Brooks. Joined by a string of vocalists, hired players and a scratch DJ, they lay down a comfortingly hazy collection of ’60s and ’70s inspired grooves. It’s a musically expansive set, but one that retains a consistent sound thanks to Ham and Brooks’ consciously sunny production. Opening with a dash of Afrobeat (“Two and Afro”), 8 Track moves through Hammond-laden psychedelic grooves (“I Want You”), Latin-tinged hip-hop funk (“Raskins Skank”), baggy blue-eyed soul (“Out For The Count”) and dubwise reggae-soul (“Get Together”).
Record of the week- Nu Jazz (Juno Download)
It’s also featured on the Umbro Blog! With a great little interview!


Live Live Live

April 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 Bird support Caulbearers in Manchester on Friday April 13th at The Antwerp Mansion in Rusholme. They are due on stage around 2045. Caulbearers will play around 2300.

Bird are also playing Manchester at the Oxfam event on Wednesday May 16th at Night & Day Cafe to celebrate their second single- My Love Sleeps with Lions.

More news follows shortly – for all you JTP Manchester fans hopefully see you there!



Latest News!

March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Next up with the releases is Simon Ham and Jo Brooks Phase 5 Stereo project, earmarked for a 30th of April Release. The album 8 track will feature Kate Renwick, Double Yellow and Jo Harman on vocals. You can check our discography page for the full lowdown of talented muscians for this release. Simon Ham of Ch3vy and Drawbar fame continues the Phase 5 Stereo project on JTP following up his two 7 inch releases.

In other news Bird have announced 7 new shows in Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and London as they continue touring in preparation for their second single “My Love Sleeps with Lions” which will be promoing soon. Adele has also added violinist Sian Williams to the line up for the up and coming tour.

Ring Ring Rouge fresh from their new single are working hard on their new album and have 2 local gigs up and coming in the North West, one at the infamous Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival on April Fools Day and a TBC in Manchester- More details to follow.

Tom Eno fresh from a trip to SXSW has confirmed signing to Westbury Publishing in London for his latest album Jackknife. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his new Mountain Folk project. The first 12″ from the album will be ‘Don’t Go Down There’ with co-writer Rene Kirkengaard. The tracks have been remixed by ‘Afrikanz on Marz’ & ‘Sundogs’ It’s expected release is at the end of May. The album will follow in September.

Recently Boca 45 has been receiving good press for his new Singles Club (45s) night in Bristol at Thunderbolt. The Guardian listed this as club of the week. In other Bristol news we are putting the finishing touches on the new Benjamin One release.

We have also provided the soundtrack for new sport snowshoeing and hope to sponsor the first world championships to be held in Pendle in 2013.

That is all!



The Red Telephone EP by Ring Ring Rouge out Monday March 5th

March 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ring Ring Rouge are an alternative/indie band from Burnley, Lancashire signed to Jack to Phono Records. Described as “a band with an obvious and unique talent” by, the four piece have impressed audiences across the North West and West Yorkshire with their intensely atmospheric sound and instrument swapping live performances.Formed in the late summer of 2010, Ring Ring Rouge set about crafting a distinct and intimate sound inspired by bands like The National, Radiohead, Interpol and Modest Mouse and swiftly recorded an enthusiastically well received debut EP. The band’s early shows included runs to the finals of two North West ‘battle of the bands’ competitions and prestigious slots on the Hebden Bridge Trades Club’s Christmas Unsigned and the Prestwich Shangri-La arts festival, with Ring Ring Rouge’s effortlessly melodic guitars, punctuated rhythms and soaring vocals catching attention.In the Spring/Summer 2011, Ring Ring Rouge took a break from playing live to expand on their progressively developing sound and returned to venues across East Lancashire in the Autumn with a stirring new set that caught the attention of London based independent record label Jack to Phono.

The Red Telephone EP is released on March 5th and will feature the tracks Never Leave Home, Reason For The Cure, Padiham Justice and Play On. They will launch this with a session on BBC Introducing  (Radio Lancashire on Thursday 9th of February.) They are currently featured as part of the Burnley Express 125th year anniversary for the local newspaper.
RRR are Gary Starr, Vocals, Guitar, Sean Starr, Guitar/Drums, Michael Connell Guitar/Drums, Clive Durkin, Bass/Drums
You can buy the EP on Kudos Records,

It is also on iTunes!


Boca 45 starts new club night in Bristol with Guardian Honours!

February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Vinyl’s stubborn refusal to die is one of the more surprising (and gratifying) outcomes of the many revolutions that have overtaken the music industry in recent years. Its ability to survive, nay thrive, is celebrated this Friday with a new monthly night in the south-west dedicated solely to the 7-inch version of this much-loved format. Resident and host Scott “Boca 45” Hendy will be expanding from his usual breaks, soul and hip-hop agenda to play anything from disco, 50s rhythm’n’blues, ska, 70s funk, dub reggae and rock. Each month, a special guest will be helping Hendy out, and the first is PJ Harvey’s producer, band member and collaborator John Parish. This is a rare chance indeed to see John dust off his vinyl collection and showcase the music that inspired a colourful and eventful 30-year musical career. It all takes place in the Thunderbolt, a homely pub-cum-live music venue, which should help generate the required jukebox house party spirit.

The Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Fri 2nd of March

John Mitchell

Thanks to the Guardian for a great review and remember you can buy Boca’s latest 7 here

 Boca 45 is also currently remixing a track for Phase 5 Stereo due out very soon!




Play On!

February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 Ring Ring Rouge are fresh from their BBC Introducing session on Radio Lancashire with Sean McGinty. The 4 tracks an interview are available on the iplayer – linked above.

Tracks played were Never Leave Home, Reason for the Cure, Padiham Justice and Play on. There is also a new video to accompany the performance of Play On Below.

Local gigs are coming up in Burnley and Accrington and The Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival whilst the band put the finishing touches on the first album before setting off around The British Isles for a tour .

The EP will be released on March 5th  via Kudos Distribution and we have super limited CDs designed by Joby Catto if you contact us through the contact page…Thanks to all at BBC Introducing team and look out for the local session at The Woodman on St Patrick’s Day in Burnley! Oh and a brand new website at RingRingRouge

Jackknife by Tom Eno out now

February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Tom Eno’s second album Jackknife is now ready to download at the itunes store. It features Mr James Bright (Tape Club) on vocals, Will Benger on drums and Teej Osbourne live on bass! The album was recorded live at the Combination Of Studios with Mike Page in London. It is the second album by Tom and follows Barnstormer which was released in 2009.

CD Copies will land on 13/2/12. We’ve had some great support from DJs such as Steve Lamacq, Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, Andrew Collins & Josie Long!

Tom is now working on his remix album which will feature TSCCC, Bird, Jazz & Milk. Tombee, Fear Of Theydon and much more. Tom is finishing off remixes for Benjamin One and Ring Ring Rouge at the moment.

Also this week Ring Ring Rouge will be on BBC Introducing Live on Radio Lancashire from 8PM on Thursday 9th of February with Sean McGinty. Their EP is planned for release on March 5th.

Bird have announced gigs on the 9th of March at the View Two Gallery in Liverpool, and support Chelsea Wolfe at Mello Mello on 6th of April. On Saturday 5th of May they play The Chameleon in Nottingham and support Bellerusche at The Shipping Forecast on Tuesday 22nd of May. They are currently recording the follow up single to Phantoms and were again spotted on 6 Music by their superfan Tom Robinson.

Benjamin One’s release draws closer with remixes now complete from Beatphreak and Tom Eno and Monochrome have also remixed Tom Eno. We are also expecting a guest appearance from Flevans on the remix for a JTP reunion. Phase 5 Stereo have completed an album and is it called 8 Track. It is currently being manufactured. Mountain Folk have resumed recording in Wales and am hearing exciting bleeps and wurrs. We also welcome Caulbearers who will appear on our super exclusive JTP sampler 2. In other news JTPCD007 Diego & The Dissidents album will be available on demand at Amazon in the coming weeks as it is sold out.


Latest News

January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lots of news, first up Bird were on the Radcliffe & Maconie show you can listen here 2 hrs 25 minutes in. They are also due a play on Radio 1 on the Rob Da Bank show, as well as having a great day at Abbey Road studios in midweek. A big thanks to Tom Robinson for all the support this far. Here is an exclusive link to the new Bird video, I am The Mountain.
Studio talk… Mountain Folk and Ring Ring Rouge are currently recording in the studio and sounding fresh and the final master has arrived from Phase 5 can listen here on soundcloud to a sneak preview

Thanks to Joby Catto for the new Ring Ring Rouge logo…we also just received a Beatphreak remix of Benjamin one ..sounding fresh and we are hearing rumours of a new Boca 45 project! keep em peeled 🙂

Tom Eno Remix album in the making…more news on Jackknife release on 13/2/12…and watch out SXSW we are coming soon!

New Video…name change from The Red Telephone- Global Reaction



Hello 2012!

January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

  Happy New Year from all at the label which happens to look quite exciting.  First up we have the band formally know as The Red Telephone playing in Clapham at Inigo bar on Friday 13th of January…do come down if you can make it, we are currently working out whether to change the band name so will keep you all posted…next up Adele from Bird will be at a BBC workshop at Abbey Road Studios in January hob nobbing with Jo Whiley and Tom Robinson. They have been tipped by the Pip Von Musical Express as one of the newcomers of 2012! Also a new interview here and one from Indonesia coming soon…Bird are spreading their wings!

Our first release will be the new Tom Eno album called Jackknife which out on Febraury 13th. We will have a feature soon on the website about the album which is the second by Tom. His new project Mountain Folk is under way as is the video for the single Don’t Go Down There.  Twitchcraft by Mice Girls will be featured on BBC Introducing soon and will have more news on that soon! Phase 5 Stereo are also near to completing the album! Jack to Phono will be at SXSW so look out for us over there….

Christmas News & Radio Madness

December 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Goodness me , we  are coming to the end of the year and we’ve had such an exciting December. We have plenty to look forward to for 2012. Including the new Tom Eno long player jackknife. The debut EP Ring Ring Rouge  from the Red Telephone. We will also have the second EP from Liverpool band Bird. Along with beatmakers Benjamin One and Phase 5 Stereo producing singles and albums respectively.

Also in the mix is the Tom Eno remix album and his new project Mountain Folk with mixes from Trentmoller & Africanz on Mars. Manchester based Caulbearers will also be putting out a single and much much more…including those cheeky Mice Girls..

We are also announcing a Jack to Phono roadshow in Manchester, Liverpool, London, Southampton and Lancashire with Live shows across the UK…

Finally as we close 2011 we have hit Radio1,2 and 6 – here are the details… with some amazing praise from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and Andrew Collins & Josie Long..Roll on 2012…


Tweet (Tom Robinson) 1hr 52 mins-
“Tom Eno is picking up plays from Steve Lamacq, Andrew Collins and Rob Da Bank and now here on BBC Introducing”
Jack to Phono has an ecletic mix on the sampler raging from dubstep to electro, it opens in a folk mood, this guy also does that sifting electronic mood well. This is Country by Tom Eno.
“I like to Tom Eno very much and this is taken off the forthcoming album Jackknife which is very good.”
“Eno vs Eno. This is Country by Tom Eno and its very good” (Rob Da Bank)
Bird Phantoms by Bird played by Tom Robinson
Bird have been played 3 times on BBC Introducing since November.
“Love that record”, Brilliant- Thanks to Andy Von Pip for requesting it. We are really looking forward to having them in session”
Other plays (all plays in last 21 days)
Diego & The Dissidents-  Nerve Storm Jarvis Cocker (Sunday Service)
Diego & The Dissidents -Contaminated Waters Part 3 (Tom Eno Remix) Don Letts
Upskiboo- Running Like This – Tom Eno Disco Re-Edit  Don Letts
Live Sessions
Bird – 6 Music Tom Robinson TBC
The Red Telephone – BBC Introducing Radio Lancashire- Feb 9th
Live Gig The Woodman in Burnley December 16th