Welcome to the new look SL Website - rather similar to the old SL Website but with a few improvements. Were we web designers by trade we'd probably call it the slrecordswebsite2.0beta or something. Hopefully it's easier to use, clearer, quicker for us to update and has LOADS of downloads - many of them free. But rest assured it'll still have the same great spelling mistakes, poor puncuiation and dead links. Over the next few
weeks months we should have all the SL back catalogue uploaded and available as high quality MP3s, WAVS or whatever takes your fancy. If there's something you're desperate to download and it's not up yet, and you can't find it on your current favourite peer to peer network, drop us an email and we'll get it encoded post-haste.
First time here? Try Withered Hand, the Lynchian Thomas Truax, the new rock opera from Paul Vickers & The Leg, 8-bit enfant terrible Enfant Bastard or our own "ich bein ein berliner" Wowl! for starters. Plus there's a free sl record sampler you can download over there.
posted Wednesday 17th Feb. file under croeso
We've a new page that brings together all the activties of workaholic genius Paul Vickers. As well as links to his work with Dawn of the Replicants and The Leg it also linsk to his variuous spoken word projects - Recording The Impossibel, Fuckin Storys and his new album Oom Pah!. Epic anti-stadium rock anthem Hot Beryl is taken as a single and features dirty remix by Mr Clutch Daisty. As if this weren't enough he's also performing at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show Twonkey's Castle. The man never stops!
posted Saturday 20th August. File under it's alive
Louis 'Moondog' Hardin was an American composer, musician, poet, philosopher and the Viking of 6th Avenue. Since Pete from the Leg lent me some of music several years ago I've been a huge fan and over the past two years we've been inviting some of our favourite musicians to record there own versions of Moondog's compositions.
Over the next 12 months we'll be releasing these tracks. This months batch features Lords of Bastard, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Luc Paradis and Rashomon
posted Monday 18th June. File under 200% proof
Here's a new track from Thomas Truax - called the January Egg Race Dream it's part of his latest project to release a new, seasonal, track each month.
In his own words:
The Monthly Journal will be a living, mutating organism taking place in twelve intervals over 2011. Tracks will be informed by any number of things: the vibe, feeling, texture, atmosphere of the changing seasons, the expanding and contracting lengths of days and nights, weather, news, dreams, personal or world events as they unfold. I'll respond to these with a piece that will be created, produced and released within the window of each month.
Follow it all at Thomas' new blogJanuary Egg Race Dream by Thomas Truax
posted Sunday 23rd January. File under hit parade
After Paul Vickers' sucessful fringe show we're please to annouce the release of his new album "Fucking Stories" to the world at large. Full preview/download/cd from here . Thenext installment will beoutlater in 2011 and Paul has already been booked into this years Edinburgh Fringe.More details soon.
posted Tuesday 7th December. File under more cussing?
Enfant Bastards new mini-album is now out. Preview and buy the whole thing here
posted Tuesday 7th December. File under Countach
Sadly Kylie Minoise has had to cancel his appearance with Enfant Bastard - luckily the mighty The Leg have stepped in
A new ZX Spectrum inspired video from Enfant Bastard
posted Friday 13th August. File under c5?
Withered Hand recorded a great session for the Marc Riley Show on BBC 6music
posted Friday 20th August. File under
save listen to 6 music
Misty's Big Adventure - Hometapings Killing Music
posted Saturday 14th August. File under bpi
A couple of truly DIY festivals are coming up over the next few weeks so we'd thought flag up a couple of them (that a variety of SL acts are appearing at). Firstly Doune The Rabbit Hole Festval being held at the delightful Doune Castle in central Scotland (which many of you will recognise from Monty Python's Holy Grail), which comes with it's own stop motion promotional video (here)
RETREAT! errr returns to Edinburgh for this years festival - over not one but two days at Pilrig Church in Leith. The 28th and 29th August sees a slew of great music (The Leg, Withered Hand, Benni Hemm Hemm, Wounded Knee, eagleowl, Meursault....basically anyone who's any good in Edinburgh) art and food.
Fellow Fifer's FENCE records as well as their Homegame and Awaygame festivals are this year also organising another week of live gigs in Anstruther. Haarfest takes place 16th - 21st August and see's Withered Hand, eagleowl and Meursault appear along side Fence acts
posted Tuesday 20th July. Filed under take the red pill
The Edinburgh festival approaches and this year Mr Vickers (perhaps best know as frontman with lovable gonk rockers Dawn of the Replicants) is stretching his comedy wings and performing 18 shows at this years comedy festival. not only is his show on at a festival friendly time of 12:10 in the afternoon but it's FREE. So you've no excuse.
Accompaning his show is a limited edition album of...err....fucking storys....
posted Monday 19th July. Filed under wtf
the album takes the best elements of anti-folk and combines them with his own lyrical dexterity and wonky outlook on life and Morning Star descibes Truax as
one of the great rock eccentrics.
Genius says The List whilst The Skinny loves
The most deranged moments the best....opener Beehive Heart clicks and shudders as Truax laments his shoes’ vulnerability to coming untied despite no movement on his part.
That not enought to convince you? Have a listen....
Sonic Dreamer - Thomas Truax
posted Monday 14th June. Filed under twenty 4 seven
Paul Vickers and The Vicarage vs Clutch Daisy
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Amid the gleeful sonic invention it's easy to miss how good his songwriting can be.....Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics. Morning Star
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