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.
The first reason is a tragic one; Valentina Gloder, Grand-matriarch of The Flicknife Kru, passed recently. Out of respect, we shut down for the week. We’ll always love and miss you mémé x.
The second reason is, thankfully, much happier: the past month we’ve been SWAMPED in the Flicknife Cave, with some amazing releases out soon, we had to concentrate on getting them all out on time, ready for you to hear!
First up, who wants a salad? No one right, salads are LAME! But what if I told you there was a salad I knew you’d love! A salad with cake in it...
An Electric Cake Salad! That’s right, they’re back, with their excellent new Album 'Terremoto' (SHARP18103)! Which will be coming to overpower your ear-holes on November 9th, it’ll be available from all the usual stockists, in both CD and digital format. Then, as further icing on the (electric) cake (salad), the first 100 orders from our store will get a super awesome free badge!
Secondly, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Even though we haven’t actually had Halloween yet... but no one cares about Halloween!
With this festive spirit in mind, comes Christmas Single 'Mercy’s Door' (FLSD18104) from Wills and the Willing, featuring guest vocals from the First Lady of Celtic music, voice of Clannad, Moya Brennan! A beautiful track, that perfectly, poignantly captures the mood of the season. Available around mid-November, we’ll have more information for you once Santa gives it to us!
That’s all from us, for now. Hope you enjoyed it, and I’ll catch you on the flip side!
Taheg Gloder and the Flicknife Kru.
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...
We're mixing things up a little this week. I've been given free rein to choose the topic for the blog, and narrowed it down to three:
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!