Charlie Padfield - Balloon Magic OUT NOW

Charlie Padfield released his debut album Balloon Magic on Friday. The Wakefield singer songwriter only signed with us in mid December last year. Since then he's been in the studio and finished the album last Tuesday (26th January). Three days later we released it. Obviously due to the quick turnaround time only the download format is currently available. CD copies will be released on Friday 26th February. Both formats can be found at our bandcamp.

One Day After School - In Skeletal EP OUT NOW

One Day After School released their new EP In Skeletal on Friday. The EP was released on super limited edition hand carved USB sticks; all of which sold out over the weekend. The EP is still available as a 'pay what you want' download from our bandcamp.

You can also watch the video for 21st Century Winters from the EP below.

You can also still buy CD copies of their previous EPs U-Boat and The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade.

Climbing Alice - Melt Yourself Up EP OUT NOW

Climbing Alice released their debut EP Melt Yourself Up on Friday. The EP is available on limited edition CD (100 copies) and download formats. You can find the CD at Crash Records, Jumbo Records (both Leeds), Vinyl Tap (Huddersfield), Wah Wah Records (Wakefield) as well as our bandcamp.

Shake Your Halo Down release first of 12 monthly singles

Shake Your Halo Down today release the first of twelve singles this year. Until Everything's Over is the lo-fi collective's first new material since 2014's Signals EP. Until Everything's Over will be released as a pay what you want download on our bandcamp page here.

The second single Airedale Dragonfly will be released in the same fashion on Friday 26th February.

SYHD are are looking out for aspiring videomakers to get involved with making videos for the singles over the course of the year. If you are interested get in contact with either Philophobia or SYHD for more details.

It's The Winter Clearance Sale

We've started our Winter Sale. Reductions will continue until end of January (while stocks last).

The Ship-Tones - Indie Reggae Revolution CD album WAS £10 NOW £7

Features vocals from Edwyn Collins, Stephen Malkmus, Ryan Jarman, Ricky Wilson, Justin Hayward-Young, Gary Jarman, Stephen Holt & Clint Boon, Thabo and Jeffrey Lewis.

Piskie Sits - Live at Unity Works 12" Live LP WAS £15 NOW £10

Recorded live at Unity Works as part of Long Division Festival 2014 by Greenmount Studios.

The Ship-Tones - Dilemma (feat. Edwyn Collins) CD single WAS £2 NOW £1

b/ Good For Me (feat. Stephen Holt & Clint Boon).

These Men - Five Short Love Songs CD EP WAS £2 NOW £1

 5 track Acapella EP. Very limited numbers left.

 The Reacharounds (Leeds) - Heavy Roll CD album WAS £8 NOW £5

 The Ainsley Band - 5-4-3-2 She's not the One CD album WAS £5 NOW £3

Acoustic album.

 Yard Wars - Death To Western Hifi CD album WAS £8 NOW £5

Shake Your Halo Down - Signals CD EP WAS £3 NOW £1.50

Clandestines - Saturday As Usual CD album WAS £7 NOW £4

imp - Moon Coastal Maine CD album WAS £8 NOW £3

Piskie Sits - Creature Feature CD album WAS £8 NOW £5

The Ainsley Band - Devil's In The Detail CD album WAS £5 NOW £3

Buen Chico - The Patron Saints Of Lost Causes CD EP WAS £4
 NOW £2

Runaround Kids - Teeth Blue, Lips Red Comic book w/ CD WAS £5 NOW £2

24 page comic book designed by George Garthwaite.

Runaround Kids / We Are Losers split 12" EP WAS £5 NOW £2

 St. Gregory Orange - Midnight At The Sycamore Lounge CD album WAS £5 NOW £3

One Day, After School. - The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade CD EP WAS £3 NOW £1

 Tiny Planets - The Trick Is To Keep Breathing CD EP WAS £4 NOW £1

imp - Sewerpop! (When The Castle Was Stormed) CD EP WAS £3 NOW £1

 Very limited numbers left.

Protectors - The Stem & Leaf 12" EP WAS £5 NOW £2

Buen Chico - The Seasons CD EP WAS £4 NOW £1

The Bambinos / The Ran-Tan Waltz split 7" EP WAS £1 NOW 50p

Very limited copies left.
Includes lyric sheets and Bambinos photograph.

Piskie Sits - The Way I'd Like To Go CD EP WAS £2 NOW £1

Runaround Kids - No Dreams 7'' single WAS £3 NOW 50p

The Spills - Smoke Signals CD EP WAS £2 NOW £1

The Spills - I'm Scared I Might 7" single WAS £2 NOW 50p

 Black discosleeve copies only remaining.

The Compression - Au Naturel WAS £1 NOW 50p

 Very limited copies left.

Lapels - Painted Skeletons 7" single WAS £1 NOW 50p

Limited copies left.

Philophobia 5 years t-shirt (small & large only) WAS £5 NOW £3

 Only 2 left.

All available from

The Ainsley Band Live At Unity Works PRE ORDER NOW

This June as part of Long Division Festival The Ainsley Band recorded a special live set. Recorded by Greenmount Studios a stripped down version of the band reimagined some old favourites as well as performing a handful of new songs written especially for the occasion. We are releasing the results on limited edition 12" gatefold sleeve vinyl. There are only 200 copies that will be pressed. Each of these will also include the DVD film of the show. Filmed by Skysail Studios it will be our first release on DVD. The 12" / DVD package will be released on Friday 16th October but you can pre-order your copy right now for £15 (+ p&p) right here.

1 Yo Everyone
2 Slip Smash
3 Montserrat Serene
4 Giggle and Spit
5 I Think About You Always
6 Long Distance
7 Stuck In Freefall
8 Doubt
9 Colder Heart
10 Gone But Not Forgotten
11 Happy To Stay

We also have a number of remaining copies of last year's equivalent by Piskie Sits. You can buy the 12" gatefold sleeve vinyl for £15 (+p&p) over here.

The Seven Year Itch starts today

Our 7th anniversary celebrations start today. Our biggest event yet, taking in 7 gigs in 7 different venues over 7 consecutive nights and we are calling it The Seven Year Itch. All gigs are free entry but we'll have a donations bucket if you want to drop us a few pence (all money goes into putting out more records). The vast majority of the PHOP roster will appear over the course of the week along with some specially selected guests. Also The Compression return for one night only to do the farewell gig they never did.

Wednesday 29th July - Mi Mye - WE ARE Pop Up Shop, Wood Street
Thursday 30th July - Piskie Sits, Buen Chico, Yard Wars - The Hop Wakefield
Friday 31st July - The Do's, St Gregory Orange, The Compression - Red Shed
Saturday 1st August - The Spills, Alpha Shallows, SWORDS - Players Bar
Sunday 2nd August - The Ainsley Band, One Day After School - Inns of Court
Monday 3rd August - Fur Blend, We Got Rocket, JJ Swimsuit - Bull & Fairhouse
Tuesday 4th August - The Grand, Head, Loz Campbell, Jack Winn - Unity Works Minor Hall

Also as well as the usual pop up PHOP Shop of merch we'll have a selection of releases from dearly departed PHOP bands. These will be available by an honesty box. Feel free to take any of these and contribute what you wish.

All gigs open at 8pm. Will you make it to all 7?

Runaround Kids split!

Sad news reaches PHOP HQ as Runaround Kids have this evening announced they are splitting up. We're incredibly proud to have worked with them for the last 6 years. We had some great times with them - slots at Leeds and Reading and touring round Ireland. They leave behind some great music as well as the memories, speaking of which they've just released their final recordings on their bandcamp page (see band statement below for link). We wish them all well in their new ventures.

Band statement:
Hey, Runaround Kids are ending. It's become impossible for us to feasibly continue, so we're releasing the last songs we did, which were recorded in December 2013. We're asking for a pound or more for them - this is because Philophobia's endless support in releasing our records has left them with a fair bit of debt from us (about £1,400 worth), so any money it raises will go to them, to try clear that a bit and hopefully to support other bands to get to do the things we did. All the merchandise we have left is reduced as well, for the same reasons.
It's been a blast. None of us were older than 16 when we started the band, 8 years ago(!), so it's been a huge chunk of our lives. It's sad to see it go, but it's been pretty amazing, and we've done some stuff I remain very proud of. A final gig is sadly not on the cards. Thanks to everyone who helped us since 2008.
Here's some stuff we're doing now:
George's poetry and art:
Jack's music:
Rob's in The Ainsley Band:

George, Jack and Rob

The Ship-Tones - Indie Reggae Revolution PRE-ORDER NOW

The Ship-Tones debut album is now available to pre-order from the PHOP Shop. That's right the Indie Reggae Revolution is nearly upon us. The album will be released on 12" vinyl gatefold sleeve (including CD copy), CD gatefold sleeve and download / streaming formats on Monday 13th July.

Featuring original vocal tracks from the likes of Edwyn Collins, Stephen Malkmus, Ryan and Gary Jarman and more mixed with The Ship-Tones' special blend of reggae.

1. Dilemma (feat. Edwyn Collins)
2. Da Senator (feat. Stephen Malkmus)
3. 'Ari Kari (feat. Ryan Jarman)
4. 'Ickle Shocks (feat. Ricky Wilson)
5. If You Wanna Reggae (feat. Justin Hayward-Young)
6. Jah Anna (feat. Gary Jarman)
7. Good For Me (feat. Stephen Holt & Clint Boon)
8. Teenage Icon (feat. Justin Hayward-Young)
9. Moved Your Chair (feat. Thabo)
10. Try It Again (feat. Jeffrey Lewis)
11. Dilemma (Mr Benn Mix)

'an album of incredible foresight bordering on genius. 9/10' Louder Than War

The 12"/CD packages can be pre-order now for £15 (+p&p) and the CD for £10 (+p&p) from our PHOP Shop here. You'll receive immediate downloads of Dilemma (feat. Edwyn Collins), 'Ari Kari (feat. Ryan Jarman) and If You Wanna Reggae (feat. Justin Hayward-Young). In addition you'll also receive the video for 'Ari Kari with the physical packages being shipped to you in time for 13th July release date.

Last but not least The Ship-Tones will be playing at Latitude Festival on Friday 17th July in the Keith Allen Tent at 11.15pm. More details here.