It’s that time of year again when we all gather together with our families to cower inside, terrified of the all-seeing, all-knowing eye of the Crimson One, K’rizz Kringgl, better known as Satan Claus. But as you huddle together for safety, take a moment to gaze back with us, at the year we survived and think of the events that made it so memorable...
There were many good times!
Wills and the Willing released the excellent 'Villa' which made it to #14 on the Music Week Commercial Pop Charts. A well-earned ranking for a great track! Check their new track 'Mercy's Door' with Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad.
Check it on Amazon or iTunes.
Flicknife Kru mainstays Electric Cake Salad released the EPIC 'Terremoto' last month! Get it here while it’s still shaking.
This album has been FLYING out of our warehouses, and is really making the earth move for the fans. And of course, rising stars in the Kru, Yur Mum, released future classic 'Road Rage' which was a huge hit with new and old fans alike! Get the rage here.
But, sadly, this year wasn’t all happy. With the good, there must always come the bad, and this year had its share of that, as well.
A few months ago, we said goodbye to the Grandmother of Flicknife Records, Valentina Gloder. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, but her spirit will continue on, in the hearts and souls of all the Kru.
Lastly, fan favourite Kru members, Hung Like Hanratty bid a fond farewell to the Label. While we had great fun working with them, they’ve set sail for new shores. From everyone here, and all the fans, we wish the best of luck to some of the nicest guys we’ve ever worked with!
So, that’s a brief look back at Flicknife’s 2018. To all the amazing people, the bands, reviewers, editors, distributors and other behind the scenes, people who have kept this great wheel turning: THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done it without you.
And of course, to all of you who still read my ramblings, who buy our CDs, stream our tracks and turn up come rain or shine to our gigs.....we cannot express our gratitude for your continued support. Indies never have it easy but you guys make it all worthwhile!
That’s just about it for this blog, and this year! So to everyone out there….
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!
Catch you on the flipside,
Taheg Gloder and the Flicknife Kru.
The Flicknife Kru are:
Mark: IT support
This month, we figured we'd embrace one of the necessary evils of modern business. That's right, I'm talking about the dreaded "Social Media" *ominous thunder*.
Social media, in theory, is a BRILLIANT tool for small companies and artists from all over the world to connect, share their resources and bring their music to the world. I'm sure we all have stories of bands and labels that have met over Facebook or Twitter, and gone on to dominate the world. Even *shudder* Justin Boober, or whatever he's called, got his start on YouTube. In Theory, Social media is a wonderful way for people in countries all over the world to reach out and tell artists they've never met how much they LOVE their music. In practice though, it's more often used by people all over the world to call each other names and troll.
But you miss 100% of the chances you don't take. So OF COURSE Flicknife are all over social media, and I figured I'd take this opportunity to catch you guys up, on our plethora of platforms, so you can stay up to date with all our news and other nonsense!
Guess who's back, back again? Flicknife's back, buy our tracks! Yup, we're back this month with a couple of instant classics, that are just begging to grace your earholes with our signature style. So why not have a glance at these new offerings, and see which ones you want?
it's both of them.
You want both of them...
Here at Flicknife Records, we've always embraced new technology, especially once it's been around a while and we're sure it's not going to implode! As such, a while back we created a YouTube channel, to showcase our excellent bands and the legendary tracks they produce.
We then totally forgot to put any songs on, because while we DO embrace emergent technology we also tend to get distracted by shiny things... oooh, shiny shiny!
But all that has changed now, and we will be updating the channel regularly with a selection of our finest tracks for your listening pleasure, feel free to subscribe!
While we're on the subject of digital music, don't forget our digital releases! It's the quickest (and easiest) way to get the tracks from OUR bands to YOUR ears!
Welcome back from the festive season. Hope the hangovers have worn off by now and your 2018 is going well. We've not been slacking here at the Flicknife Lair and BOY, do we have some amazing releases coming soon for you!
December is here and Coke are running the adverts with the truck that everyone loves, so that can only mean one thing... The festive season has officially begun!
It's been a tough old year. Everyone is struggling, money is running low, costs are getting higher and independent music makers around the world have really been feeling the strain. We just wanted to let you know, it was a close thing at times, but we live to fight another year... which is all you can really ask for! With this in mind, we wanted to take this chance to say a HUGE thanks to all the fans that have stuck by us and our bands. It means more than I can put into words to us to know that even when times are as hard as they are right now for everyone, people will still keep rocking on! So I promise, if you keep listening, we'll keep putting out tracks.
Sappy stuff out of the way, we wanted to celebrate out latest excellent release AND show our love to the fans in one fell swoop...
And what better way to do that than with a COMPETITION!!
First off the bat, a bit of an update from a previous blog! Our new label "RNG Records" has undergone a facelift, and is now titled "FNG Records". The concept is the same, the music will still be excellent, and we'll still be epic, we just changed one of the letters! It looks cooler this way.
Now, back on topic...