Little Japanese Toy Return

An old Wakefield favourite return this Autumn. Little Japanese Toy release their first new material in over 10 years through our sister label Bitching Cassettes. Deaf Through Persistence will be released on Saturday 27th September for International Cassette Store Day. There will be only 100 copies and they will potentially available from these shops. Contact these shops to make sure they are stocking it if you want one.

New Offers

We have a number of new offers available through our Big Cartel page.

Firstly - The Ainsley Band Collection.

The entire catalogue of The Ainsley Band:
Slip Smash CD album (Michael Ainsley)
Out Beyond The Blue download EP (Michael Ainsley)
Cyclone CD album (the Michael Ainsley Band)
Devil's In The Detail CD album (the Michael Ainsley Band)
Cameo Tee-EP (t-shirt* & download) (The Ainsley Band)
5-4-3-2 She's not the One CD album (The Ainsley Band)

ALL FOR ONLY £25! Buy here now.

*t-shirts available in M, L, XL (limited stock)

Secondly - One Day, After School EP Bundle

Their new EP U-Boat along with their previous offering The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade.

The pair for only £5! Buy now here.

Finally we have - Buen Chico Bundle.

The Patron Saints Of Lost Causes CD EP
The Seasons CD EP
Happiness Is Important download single
Our Love's Enormous CD album

All for only £10! Buy now here.

5-4-3-2 She's not the One

The Ainsley Band release their new album '5-4-3-2 She's not the One' today. Released on CD and digital formats the acoustic album was recorded by Harry in his Sycamore Lounge studio. The CD is available from Crash Records (Leeds), Debut Records (Barnsley), Jumbo Records (Leeds), Sound It Out Records (Stockton on Tees), Wah Wah Records (Wakefield) and our shop. You can download and stream from all the usual places.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Record Shop Tour on Saturday and thanks to Sound It Out, Debut, Jumbo and Wah Wah for allowing us to take over their shops. Also thanks to Eye Wood for allowing us to take over their shop at the end of the day too.

Also if you missed the band's radio session on BBC Introducing WY on Saturday you can hear it here.

One Day, After School - U-Boat EP

One Day, After School return on 28th July with U-Boat EP, their first EP since 2012's The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade. It is released on download and limited edition CD. There will only be 50 CD copies and they also contain 3 bonus tracks not available anywhere else. You can find the CDs at Crash Records (Leeds), Debut Records (Barnsley), Jumbo Records (Leeds) and Wah Wah Records (Wakefield).

The EP will be launched on Friday 1st August at The Red Shed, Wakefield. Support with come from The Sunbeams, Mi Mye and Jamiesaysmile. Doors 8pm. Door tax minimal.

You can also catch the band at the following places over the course of the weekend:
2nd August - Wah Wah Records, Wakefield (acoustic in store performance) - 12pm
2nd August - Opium No. 10, Barnsley
3rd August - The Lion, Castleford

You'll be able to get the CD at the above gigs (availability permitting of course). There may still be some available at our stall at Leeds Music Hub Summer Party on 3rd August.

If you want to make sure you get your hands on a CD there are 10 copies available for pre-order now on our bandcamp page here.

1. Closing
2. 50 Lines
3. Snowglobe
4. C-Beam
5. Between The Vapours
6. Culture Against Man*
7. Dogwalker*
8. For Coca Cola*

*CD bonus tracks.

The Ainsley Band - New Album & Record Shop Tour

The Ainsley Band return with their new album '5-4-3-2 She's not the One' on 4th August. Their third album in less than 18 months, this time time the band turn down the amps for an acoustic album.

To celebrate the release of the album the band will undertake their most ambitious launch event yet. On Saturday 2nd August they will tour around record shops. They will perform acoustically at Sound It Out Records (Stockton on Tees) at 10.30am, Debut Records (Barnsley) at 1.30pm, Jumbo Records (Leeds) at 3pm and Wah Wah Records (Wakefield) at 4.30pm. Check out the facebook event here.

It will be the first time the album will be available (it will not be available for pre-order online beforehand) so get along and support the band and the record shops.

If that wasn't enough the band will also be performing an acoustic session on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire between 8pm and 10pm (that's the broadcast time, the session will be pre-recorded).

And if that still isn't enough for you the band will be performing a fully amped up full band set at Eye Wood vintage shop in Wakefield at 10pm. Entry to that will also be free.

If that all seems to long to wait then check out Mike performing a track from the album below:

Spend £10 and get a free Bitching Cassettes T-shirt

If you spend £10 or more on physical products at our bandcamp page you will receive a Bitching Cassettes t-shirt (pictured above) for free. The t-shirts are mainly medium (a very quantity of small).

For those of you not aware, Bitching Cassettes is our cassette label. We've not released anything on it's since Runaround Kids' and The Spills' split cassingle in 2012 but there will be a new cassette later in the year. More details on that later on.

Signals & Death To Western Hifi OUT TODAY

Shake Your Halo Down's Signals EP is released today on CD and download. The CD is available from Crash Records, Debut Records, Jumbo Records, Wah Wah Records as well as our bandcamp. The download is available from all the usual outlets.

Watch the video for Stop Talking About The Weather from the EP above.

It's double release day at Philophobia today as today also sees the release of Yard Wars' debut album Death To Western Hifi. The album is available on CD and download. The CD is available from the same shops mentioned above as well as our bandcamp. The download again is available from all the usual outlets.

Shake Your Halo Down - Signals EP

Shake Your Halo Down release their second EP of 2014 on 7th July with Signals EP. The four track EP is available on limited edition CD and download and features collaborations with The Unthanks' Chris Price, Kerry Ramsay of Laboratory Noise, Bad Owl's Stewart Ramsay and North Yorkshire songstress Olivia Cherry. You can watch the video for This House is Mine from the EP above and you can stream the whole ep over at Supajam.

The EP is also available to pre-order now from our bandcamp. Also don't forget you can also still download Shake Your Halo Down's previous EPs 'Ellis Laithe Fold', 'TrustMe' and 'Honesty' on a 'pay-what-you-want' basis from their bandcamp.

Yard Wars - Death To Western Hifi - PRE-ORDER NOW

Yard Wars' debut album Death To Western Hifi' is now available to pre-order from our shop page. The album is available in download and CD formats, priced £5 and £8 respectively. With both formats you'll receive immediate downloads of the tracks 'Deadlight Dance (Of The Ill Survivors)' and 'Bad Comedians' with a download of the rest (and CD if ordered) in time for the albums 7th July release.

In addition to this you'll receive free entry to the album launch gig at The Red Shed on Friday 4th July. Entry to the gig on the night will be £10 (including CD copy of the album or £3 without). They will be supported by imp and Cactus Knife.

The following day (Saturday 5th July) Yard Wars will perform an acoustic set at Wah Wah Records before joining both imp and Cactus Knife at Brock N Broll in Chorley.

Sensational Summer Sale

We've decided to have a bit of a sale while the football is on. So for the next month all (current available) EPs and singles are half price at

Fur Blend Vicugna Pacos EP WAS £4 NOW £2
Buen Chico The Patron Saints Of Lost Causes EP WAS £4 NOW £2
The Do's Slide EP WAS £3 NOW £1.50
Runaround Kids / We Are Losers 12" EP WAS £5 NOW £2.50
One day, after school............ The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade EP WAS £2 NOW £1
Tiny Planets The Trick Is To Keep Breathing EP WAS £4 NOW £2
imp Sewerpop! (How The Castle Was Stormed) EP WAS £3 NOW £1.50
Protectors The Stem & Leaf 12" EP WAS £5 NOW £2.50
Various To Dare Is To Do EP 3x mini CD EP WAS £2 NOW £1
Buen Chico The Seasons EP WAS £4 NOW £2
The Bambinos / The Ran-Tan Waltz 7" EP WAS £1 NOW 50p
Piskie Sits The Way I'd Like To Go EP WAS £2 NOW £1
imp Just Destroyer EP WAS £3 NOW £1.50
Runaround Kids No Dreams 7" single WAS £3 NOW £1.50
The Spills Smoke Signals EP WAS £2 NOW £1
The Spills I'm Scared I Might 7" single (black sleeve) WAS £2 NOW £1
The Compression Au Naturel 7" single WAS £1 NOW 50p
Lapels Painted Skeletons 7" single WAS £1 NOW 50p

Also our 5th anniversary t-shirt is reduced to £7 (what we paid for them). There are very few of these remaining.