So, apparently there’s some site called Spotify, where you can stream music. Fun idea, right? Well, we thought we’d jump on this idea while it was still new and fresh. So, only a brief 10 years after it opened, we’ve made a few Playlists to share with you, our favourite fans!
First, why not start at the beginning? Our first playlist is "An Introduction To Flicknife". Everything you need to start your journey through the wonderful world of Flicknife Records! It features a taste of our best bands, great names like Electric Cake Salad, Slydigs and Yur Mum. The perfect place to begin if you’re a FlickNoob, and want to know what all the fuss is about!
Listen to "An Introduction to Flicknife" - on Spotify.
Second on the list, "Flicknife Digital" is exactly what you’d think it is! Flicknife Digital is a compilation of our finest bands that release their tracks in digital format only. Featuring such acts as Malcom Dixon, Silverstar and Red Light DC, this list is a who’s who of the digital gods that flock to our label!!
Listen to "Flicknife Digital" on Spotify.
Third on the docket is The Sharp List!. This will be one of the more interesting lists! While the other playlists are a fixed line-up, showing off a specific selection of our tracks, the Sharp List will catalogue one track from each of the latest releases on our label! So, if you’re a little behind the times on you Flicking, and want to catch up fast, get SHARP!
Listen to The Sharp List on Spotify.
In the fourth corner, because apparently there are corners now, is "The Best of Electric Cake Salad". The first of many band playlists we’ll be posting, "The Best of Electric Cake Salad" is a list compiling our ten favourite tracks from everyone’s favourite cake themed psychedelic rock band! Look to our account in the future, for similar lists for our other amazing acts!
Listen to "The Best of Electric Cake Salad" on Spotify.
The final playlist, for now, is "A Very Flicknife Summer". The first of our seasonal playlists! This one collects ten of our favourite summer tracks. Great for playing loud and proud, while you bask in the sun, possibly while having a BBQ! Because who doesn’t love BBQ, right? Coming soon, expect playlists for most major holidays, and any other time we think of a themed playlist, or a playlist that could be fun!
Listen to "A Very Flicknife Summer" on Spotify.
So there you have it, folks! Flicknife has officially joined the Streaming Age, and we want to bring you along with us, on this crazy ride! So if you’re a Spotter (is that what they call themselves? Do they even call themselves ANYTHING?) feel free to subscribe, so you always stay up to date with our latest releases!
So, until next time...
Catch you on the flipside,
Taheg Gloder, and the Flicknife Kru!
Want to know what's better than finding a new track, that you really love?
Finding a hidden gem, that you nearly missed!
In the name of digging up some hidden gems, we decided to highlight a few of our releases that flew under the radar a little. All critical successes, but didn't find the traction we felt they deserved.
Shining light into the dark corners of the Flicknife Vaults, here's a selection of absolute crackers that you probably don't have in your music collection... but you really should!
Lastwind 'Return Of A Sonic Assassin' Paul Hayles (ex- Hawkwind/Sonic Assassins) new combo Lastwind's first CD was well received by the press: 'What an album! From the moment the first track settles in its trance ambient groove, you know things bode well' - Rich Deakin, Shindig! But it never really found its niche in the markets. Which is a real shame, because it's a solid album, probably one of the best we've ever done! It's an album which ticks every box for a Space Rock fan, while challenging the genre and bringing its own fresh style. And if you enjoy this, ya know... they've got a new album out soon. Check out Return Of A Sonic Assassin here.
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...'
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!!