The Ship-Tones - Dilemma (featuring Edwyn Collins) OUT TODAY

The Ship-Tones debut single Dilemma (featuring Edwyn Collins) is released today. It's available to download and stream at all the usual outlets including at our PHOP SHOP here.

The single will be launched tonight at Warehouse 23, Wakefield. The Ship-Tones will be joined by a supporting cast of Manchester alt-rock band Man Made and Leeds bands Masses and Deadwall. In addition Ross Jarman (The Cribs) will be DJing throughout the night. Doors are at 7.30pm and entry is only £5.

See you there and hope you enjoy the single whether you make the launch or not.

Mi Mye - Night Swimming and the Snow

Mi Mye have been making a tradition of releasing new material at Christmas time for a few years now. Night Swimming and the Snow is this years offering and is their first new material since last years Don't Freak Out On Me Christmas EP. You can download the song on a pay what you want basis here. It is also available at all the usual digital outlets.

Mi Mye will once again be hosting their Christmas Eve party this year playing their Christmas songs. Once again they'll be supported by The Ainsley Band at the event which will be held at Unity Works, Wakefield for the first time. Entry is free and doors are at 7.30pm.

The Ship-Tones Debut Single & Launch

We are pleased to announce that will be releasing the debut single by The Ship-Tones. The single will be a AA side comprising of Dilemma (Feat. Edwyn Collins) and So Good For Me (Feat. Stephen Holt & Clint Boon) and will be released on Thursday 18th December with a launch party at Warehouse 23, Wakefield. Advance tickets priced at £3 are available below (it will be £5 OTD).

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For those of you unaware of The Ship-Tones they an exciting new outfit from Leeds, re-working indie rock hits and uniting the vocals of the original front men from each band with a re-written and re-interpreted reggae style backing (the original vocals are pre-recorded).

The brain-child of Chris ‘Shippo’ Shipton and prolific reggae guitarist Chris Campbell, The Ship-Tones merges the ideas, riffs and structures of the original compositions and creates a whole new cross-over with a true live band feel.

We are working on their debut album but unfortunately we can't tell you much more at the moment but keep checking for updates.

Fur Blend - Alley Pally OUT NOW

Fur Blend's new single Alley Pally is released today. The limited edition CD is available from the PHOP SHOP as well as Wah Wah Records and Jumbo Records for only £2. Downloads and streams are available from all the usual outlets.

You can also get Alley Pally CD along with their Vicugna Pacos EP for only £5 from our BigCartel page.

Bundles of Bundles

We have a number of special offers available over at our BigCartel page.

1. Fur Blend Bundle. The new single Alley Pally along with their debut Vicugna Pacos EP. Only £5

2. imp Bundle. Moon Coastal Maine cd album plus Sewerpop! & Just Destroyer EPs. Only £10.

3. One Day After School Bundle. U-Boat and The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade EPs. Only £5.

4. Buen Chico Bundle. The Patron Saint Of Lost Causes & The Seasons EPs plus Our Love's Enormous. Only £10.

5. The Ainsley Band Collection. 5-4-3-2 She's Not The One, Devil's In The Detail, Cyclone, Slip Smash albums plus large band t-shirt. Only £25.

All offers subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.

Vinyl releases: Past, Present, Future

The long term Philophobia fans amongst (or perhaps just the observant) will have noticed we've not released anything on vinyl for some time (July 2012 in fact). The reason for this was not because we were being contrary whilst vinyl sales were soaring, just simply we were losing too much money. Over £4,000 to be vaguely accurate. Even now this accounts for over 50% of our total losses. On 8 out 66 releases! So we decided to take a step away from releasing vinyl until we were confident we could cover our costs. That time has come. Well nearly. 2015 will see the return of PHOP vinyl. And LPs for the first time too. More details will follow in due course but we are currently working on numerous releases. Get excited.

We have decided that we won't release singles and EPs on vinyl again though. And we have also decided to delete some 7" releases. We will do this at the end of the year. In the meantime we have taken the decision to reduce them to 50p. We'd like them to find a place in your record collection if they are not already in there. We could also do with a few quid to pay for all these new vinyl releases.

So for only 50p:
Lapels - Painted Skeletons / Last Great Civilisation 7" single (we've still got a couple of hundred of these left as we misguidedly got 500 copies pressed rather than the 250 copies of subsequent releases).

The Compression - Au Naturel / Weasel 7" single (only a couple of dozen left).

The Bambinos / The Ran-Tan Waltz split 7" EP (includes lyric sheets, photos, download code).

Also still available (and will be until sold out)
The Spills - I'm Scared I Might / Faux Pas Ha Ha 7" single - £2 (plain black sleeve. Only about 40 left).

Runaround Kids - No Dreams / Falling Into Better Hands 7" single - £3

Protectors - The Stem & Leaf 12" EP - £5

Runaround Kids Vs We Are Losers split 12" EP - £5

Fur Blend - Alley Pally PRE-ORDER NOW

Fur Blend return with brand new single Alley Pally on 10th November. Alley Pally is backed with Burnt Ends and is released on limited edition CD (only 50 copies) and digital formats. You can pre-order the CD now from the PHOP SHOP and Wah Wah Records.

Vinyl Revival

Philophobia Music and Eye Wood join forces to give you 'Vinyl Revival'
A record fair with a difference...

Join us for a fun packed day at Unity Works on Saturday 6th December.  Stalls selling vinyl new and old, comics, vintage clothes, music memorabilia, merchandise and instruments. Bar, food and DJ plus live music throughout the day from a variety of performers. Listening booths will be available for chilling with your latest purchase.

Performers on the day include The Ainsley Band (acoustic), Loz Campbell, Ruby Macintosh, Serious Sam Barret and Mick Shaw. Check out the facebook event for times and other updates.

We will also be running a local labels stall featuring releases from ourselves plus releases from Clue Records, Of National Importance Records, Bombed Out Records, Sturdy Records, Hide & Seek Records, CHUD, Ya Dig?, Ginhouse Records, Phat Mannequin Records and others to be confirmed.

Entrance fee is £3 per person. We are looking to raise funds for the Ben Manning Music Foundation at this event, and so £1 from every entrance fee paid will be donated to this worthy local charity.

So come along to bag a bargain record, vintage jacket, new guitar, latest release from local talent... Or just drop in for an ale and enjoy the music.

Be part of vinyl revival.

These Men - Five Short Love Songs EP OUT NOW

These Men release their debut EP Five Short Love Songs today. The EP is available to download / stream at all the usual digital stores. It is also available to download on a pay what you want basis from our bandcamp page. There are also 50 CD copies of the EP available from the same page. These are available for £2 each. Find them here.

The Reacharounds - Heavy Roll OUT NOW

The Reacharounds played their final gig on Friday night at Brudenell Social Club. Today sees the release of their debut and farewell album Heavy Roll. The album is a prefect document of their four years together. Available on CD from Crash, Debut, Jumbo, Sound It Out, Wah Wah and our webshop. The download is also available there as well as all the usual outlets. The party may be over but Heavy Roll lives on.