Just a quick PSA blog this time round. Figured you'd want an update on some of the awesome new acts and their latest releases...
First up, a band you are REALLY going to want to keep an eye on. From the murky depths of Ipswich we have Kid Mojo formed in 2016 by former Gunslinger guitar player Louis Davey. They're not quite as heavy as Gunslinger, but they still rock and have sold out the pubs and clubs they've played in so far. Their new mini-album 'Shake Your Demons' is mixed by Alan Davey former bass player with Hawkwind and Gunslinger and has a very unique sound, blending Rock and funk in an infectious way that is all but impossible to resist.
Don't believe me? That's cool, would you believe these notable voices?
'Upbeat and had the whole crowd on their feet: the guys have a big future head of them.' - Wayne Bavin, BBC DJ
'When you want a band to rock the joint, you want Kid Mojo: This band is going places' - Gary Wright, DJ
'A mix of funk and dirty soulful rock! Kid Mojo, have yet again stunned with their live set! a must see band' - ICR FM.
So take it from them, if you won’t from me!
Next up comes Ob, from Ob, because if you've got a word as funny as Ob, why NOT use it as much as possible? Ob. A collaborative effort from Chris Reeves (ex: Electric Chairs/Mystere 5's, formerly signed to MCA) and Chris Ford (ex: Kingcats/Razorbacks) with guest vocals by Clara Reeves. Ob first made their music in the late 90s in Croydon, London, following a recommendation from mutual friend Simon 'Doc' Milton - guitarist at the time for Alien Sex Fiend. Their music combined influences from beat groups, Bowie, Beefheart and Beck. We lost ourselves in their music, I hope you do to! Ob.
Ob is available NOW, (SHARPD17092) from all good digital retailers.
Last, but by no means least is Blue Carpet Band, with their debut album 'Rock and Roll Carpet'. Formed in 2014, these self-described "Dirty Rockers" have a unique sound, blending garage rock with Proto punk, 12 bar blues and dash of Psychobilly, just to keep things interesting. 2017 has been a great year for them, playing with a number of great acts, such as The Outcast, GBH, UK Subs and many more. These guys are going to blow up real soon, so get in at the ground floor! You will be able to pick up their excellent debut 'Rock and Roll Carpet' (SHARPCD17093) from all the usual suspects from February 2018!
So that's your lot! A look at three bands that are guaranteed to be making excellent contributions to your music collection for years to come. If you've already heard any of them, I hope you enjoyed them, and if you haven't heard them yet I hope you enjoy them when you do!
Catch you on the flipside,
Taheg Gloder, and the Flicknife Kru.
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...
We figured we'd do a nice light blog this month, seeing as the world is going to hell in a hand-basket...
And thus, we present something no one has asked for....but I'm sure you're all just aching to know!
We've previously listed our favourite records released on Flicknife, and our favourite records we WISH we'd released... so what do we have next? Why, it's only our top five guilty pleasure tracks!
Those songs that many would be surprised to know have that special place, hidden deep in our hearts!
We're back once again, renegade masters optional, and this time we have some VERY cool annoucements for you all!
By now, I'm sure you're all aware, but for those that aren't, the great SPIZZENERGI 7" single is available in stores, digital services and let us not forget, our own store! Fingers crossed you've already heard the single, or maybe even read about it (Vive Le Rock have a four page feature on Spizzenergi in Issue #44). If you've not heard it yet, check it out soon. It's awesome and the sleeve was designed by Mr Spizz himself, so that's pretty damn cool.
Next up, another release by Flicknife Old Boys, Morgellons. Titled "Morgellons" this Post-Punk epic has shades of The Buzzcocks, and just a hint of The Undertones, while still being VERY much their own album; this is in no small part due to the great guitar work of Josh Pinto, the solid basswork of Mark Geraghty, and the oh so familair vocals of young Vincent Mahon, all pushed forward by the driving drumwork of Mannie Zerafa. So keep an eye out for that, releasing in Mid May, catalogue number SHARPCD17087.
Next, some very exciting news: We want to welcome a new act to the Flicknife Family, Wills & The Willing, with their brilliant new album "Heroes and Villains". This album is going to be huge, so make sure to get in on the ground floor, and watch out for the awesome first single "Skin" with introduction by ex Chelsea FC stars Didier Drogba and Michael Essien: Carefree!! If you're as excited for this as we are, you'll be able to get your grubby little mits of this future classic towards the end of May.
Lastly, we are proud and excited to announce a new venture. A brand new label, RNG Productions!
RNG is the brainchild of former A-Ha Manager/Producer John Ratcliff and Flicknife/MG2MUSIC Founder/CEO Frenchy Gloder.
The aim of this label is to unearth new and exciting acts, nurturing them and raising them up to stardom, along with furthering the careers of existing and very exciting bands and artists. Each project that we pick up will eventually be licensed to a major for manufacturing, promotion and distribution. The first act likely to recieve the RNG treatment will be Wills & The Willing, so fingers crossed for that!
SO! That's the lot for now, we've got a few very exciting months coming up, and we can't wait to bring you all along for the ride. I hope you all enjoy the new releases and I hope you show RNG Productions the loyalty you've all shown Flicknife Records!
Catch you on the flipside,
Happy New Year everyone! The festive season is over and 2017, possibly the last year before the world ends in a fiery apocalypse, has begun... The Kru has awoken from hibernation and is ready to kick things back into gear. So it’s time to get back to business, and boy do we have some cool updates for you!
It's that time again, and boy do we have a treat for you today. To celebrate this month’s release of "SHARP! Flicknife Records and Other Adventures", we're bringing you a sneak peek at one of the more hair raising sections of the book:
Set in the hazy days of 1976 this chapter sees Frenchy getting into a little bit of trouble, deep in Iran.
Want to know what happens? Well read on and you'll see... After all, the first taste is always free!
In this blog, we're going to answer a question that we seem to be hearing FAR too often of late from bands and artists: Are digital releases inferior to physical ones?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Even longer answer:
For many, many reasons digital releases are just as good as physical, and in some cases can even be better, here are our top three reasons: