Got some great stuff for you today: Three new releases, and a freakin book!
First up, We have Lastwind and their new album 'High On Life' (SHARPCD19108). Lastwind are the new outfit from former Hawkwind member Paul Hayes, so you know these guys are the real deal! And if it’s a history lesson you’re after, why not check out Paul’s new book? "Sonic Assassin - a life". And before you ask, no! This is not a book about Paul’s journey to murder a fast blue hedgehog. It’s a gritty, all access, no holds barred tale of Paul’s time in Hawkwind, and so much more. But don’t take our word for it, why not check out the official blurb: 'Paul Hayles biography is a fast moving story deeply embedded in the music and entertainment business. With some very famous friends, bands and tours, Paul takes us through what it was like working with the greats and living to tell the tale. Paul never wanted to be in a cult rock band like Hawkwind and yet there he was, setting out on a journey that would take him away from his young family and make his wildest dreams come true. Paul knew Lemmy Kilmister from way back: both had auditioned for the same band before Hawkwind came together...'
If that sounds like your thing, why not pick it up from the Flicknife store! The book is out March 22nd on New Haven Publishing (A name you loyal Flickers should be familiar with!) and the album is out the week after, March 29th in limited edition CD format, and digital download, available from all good stockists! Now, I probably shouldn’t be telling you this... but if you’re here, it’s because you’re a loyal FLICKER... but we’re working on a special bundle, both the book and album, in one lot at a great price! Aren’t we good to you?
Next up, we have the first of two great digital releases, the fantastically named 'Microwave Pants' (SHARPD19107) from former keyboard player in Captain Sensible Band (and many others!), Malcolm Dixon. A great example of Psychedelic Punk, this is an album you’re going to want to add to your collection. If you’re already a Psy-Punk fan, this will be right up your alley and if you’re not, this will convert you! Microwave Pants is already available, so what are you waiting for?
Last, but by no means least, we have 'Picked from the Bone'(SHARPD19106) by The Scavengers! Lead by the irrepressible Ian Anderson (formerly of Crazyhead). Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But..I already OWN that album, why do I need it again?” The answer is easy. We went to WORK on this bad boy. It’s been remixed, remastered and rebuilt, like the Million Dollar Man. It’s clearer, sharper and LOUDER! The quality has been improved so much, it may as well be a new album!
If you want to get your hands on this, you can! From March 1st.
So there you have it, Ladies and Gentlerockers! Our latest offerings, on the altar of noise. There’s enough there to keep you rocking and reading for the next few months. Hope you enjoyed this latest journey, through the world of Flicknife!
So until next time...
Catch you on the flipside,
Taheg Gloder, and the Flicknife Kru!
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.
You’ll notice this blog is a little late (it’s actually so late for September, it’s basically early for October), there are two main reasons for this.
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!!
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...