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  • Ugh. The pain. The lingering, bone-achey, me-want-bed-so-bad post-Reading Festival pain. This happens a lot. Our body is giving us the metaphysical fuck-you for being so damn brave inconsiderate of it's feelings over the course of what was otherwise a pretty wonderful weekend. We didn't know that booze was gonna be free, honest. We didn't know there was gonna be champagne. And of course we didn't know that we were going to drink a fair chunk of it, to the degree that we pretty much put the rest of the occupants of what we learned to be "Melvin's Bar" into a shame spiral due to their puny attempts to keep up with us. Even the Raw Power Management lot. Despite the fact that they seemed to be pretty much resident there, or at least as-present in that context as we were. Good to see you briefly, Craig and chums. Amongst this name-dropping high jinks, high-priced booze-fulled baffoonery (sure, we got busted trying to sneak booze out of the aforementioned a couple of times. Everyone does that, right?) and long-term...

[Track Of The Day: Smash Williams "A Splash Of Colour"]

Ugh. The pain. The lingering, bone-achey, me-want-bed-so-bad post-Reading Festival pain. This happens a lot. Our body is giving us the metaphysical fuck-you for being so damn brave inconsiderate of it’s feelings over the course of what was otherwise a pretty wonderful weekend. We didn’t know that booze was gonna be free, honest. We didn’t know … Read more

[Interview: Allman Brown]

Has anyone else got a continuous fucking headache that has coincided with this less-than-inspiring weather cloud shite that that settled over the London skyline for the last year week or so? We have. It is so slight that it can only be described as annoying. Speaking of annoying, you know what really is? Random people … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Zara Kershaw "Count The Days"]

We just had our proper freak-out of excitement for Reading Festival. Full-on joygasm there. It wasn’t a pretty sight, as you can (maybe, if you’ve met us) imagine. We just have the distinct feeling that this is gonna be “our” year, y’know? It has actually been a literal childhood dream of ours to one day … Read more

[Track Of The Day: New Portals "Do It Right"]

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucking how’s it going? Good weekend? Bit wet innit. We (collectively, for once) did quite a lot, which is an achievement in itself given that we in fact set out to do very little. It happens, occasionally. We surpassed our own sloth-like tendencies; a sentence which we feel our present/longtime homebrew Tim H-B will no … Read more

[Interview: Maybug]

There’s something ultimately akin to a a parent sending their kid to university, college, boarding school or generally just “away” from them about running a label. In the context of doing so-called “introductory releases” – this is the process whereby people like us make it alright for people like, well, you to be into and … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Rive "Sleepless"]

We took an element of critique on our, well, critique of the work of others today. The fucking nerve, right? The people in question openly blasted those in pursuit of journalistic endeavours alluding to music (so basically reviews and shit like that, not dissimilar to the one that we are writing right this minute), specifically … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Haux "Caves"]

We’re in a right pickle today, motivationally-speaking. Well, alright that’s not really fair. Our motivation is just fine. We mean, fuck, we’re here aren’t we? So we simply must be motivated to do stuff. It’s more that our motivation is having a problem connecting with our body in terms of physically manifesting itself. We are … Read more

[Track Of The Day (Premiere): Liu Bei "Mind Over Matter"]

We guess we weren’t supposed to tell people that we’re back in London ahead of the all-telling Out Of Office-stipulated return date (and of course we appreciate the inherent irony of committing such a statement to writing, as if we don’t want certain people to know this). We all know what this means, those in … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Desert Planes "Wake In Fright"]

Nearly time to go home. Real life awaits far away from the magical land of Finland, where the air is crisp; the people are fit; and nearly every family should have a sauna, according to one of our parental hosts called Risto who at this precise minute is probably off building something. We’ve noticed a … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Cessna Deathwish "The Bends"]

Apparently we forgot to tell a bunch of people concerned that we have buggered off to abroad for a little bit. Mainly to crack some jokes with The Hellgrens, who are some of the kindest and patient (particularly in regards to our new-found fondness of sleeping-in and konking out in the back of people’s cars, … Read more