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All offers subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.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

Riot Joy - The Times - Free Download Out Now

Riot Joy release their debut single as a download today. Riot Joy is a collaboration between Tim Metcalfe (St Gregory Orange) and Texan Ex-pat Bryan Serwatka (Backyards).

Tim originally made the music for a skate video, but when Bryan mentioned he’d like to take a shot at writing a song over it, Riot Joy was born.

It’s a hiphop beat with psychedelic synths, over which Bryan waxes lyrical. What more do you want?
A video for the track, plus more material is forthcoming.

You can find the track in all the usual digital stores and you can download for free from the PHOP SHOP here.


Piskie Sits Live Album Recording

Piskie Sits return with a bang next Sunday. After a few quiet months they will return a this years Long Division Fringe for a live album recording at Unity Works. The event will like last years Mi Mye Live At Drury Lane Library be recorded to 2inch tape by our good friends Greenmont Studios.

The recording takes place at 5 - 6.30pm. Entry is free but is limited to 100 due to the numbers of wirelesss headsets available. To ensure your place sign up now at this link.

The album will be available to order on the night and obviously you'll be able to buy their previous albums on the night too.

The Reacharounds - Heavy Roll PRE-ORDER & LAUNCH

The Reacharounds release their debut album Heavy Roll on 28th September. It is also their final as The Reacharounds have decided to disband following the release of their debut album, knowing all too well that parties have to end, and its best to leave before the booze runs out.

The album was compiled from the many recording sessions at the bands clubhouse over the past few years, and besides the memories, it is all that shall remain of the short but sweet reign of The Reacharounds.

The band will launch the album / bid farewell on 26th September at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. Full details can be found here.

You also can catch them at Long Division Festival in Wakefield on Saturday 13th September. They play Graziers at 18:00.

Pre-order the album now from our PHOP Shop. By pre-ordering you'll also gain free entry to the Brudenell gig (capacity permitting).

Stream 5 tracks from the album over at SupaJam now.

Long Division Fringe - King Street Krawl

We are delighted to involved with Long Division Fringe again this year. We've teamed with our friends Clue Records, Of National Importance Records and Sticky Shoes to bring you the King Street Krawl. Taking place on Sunday 14th September, as the name suggest the event will take place on King Street, predominantly taking places in the two fine establishments on the street. They are obviously Inns of Court and the newly reopened Players Bar.

The event will run from 12pm to 8.30pm and will be free entry to both venues (capacity permitting). There will be 16 bands playing total: 

The Hysterical Injury 8pm
The Exhibition 7pm
Bi:Lingual 6pm
Buen Chico 5pm
Esper Scout 4pm
McCarthy Vigil 3pm
Inlaze 2pm
The Do's 1pm

Inns of Court
Beesley 7.30pm
Bad Grammar 6.30pm
Clandestines 5.30pm
The Black Lamps 4.30pm
Colour Me Wednesday 3.30pm
Runaround Kids 2.30pm
Rama Zu 1.30pm
Humans As Ornaments 12.30pm

There will be other stuff going on which will be confirmed shortly.