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.

Download Bad Comedians by Yard Wars

Ahead of the release of their debut album 'Death To Western HIFI' next month; Yard Wars have today released their debut single 'Bad Comedians'. It is backed with 'Deadlight Dance (Of The Ill Survivors) - demo' and 'Sober Song - demo' and can be download on a 'pay-what-you-want' basis from our bandcamp page here.

T-shirt offer

We have a special offer on in time for the summer. We are offering both our available t-shirts together for only £14. That's our recent Rob Dee Is Still A C*nt t-shirt together with last years 5th anniversary discography t-shirt.

There are only limited numbers available and it's only available in medium and large as we've run out of x-large anniversary t-shirts and currently have no small Rob Dee tees.

You can get your hands on this offer at our bigcartel page here.

Live At Leeds 5 A Side Review

On Monday we took part in the Live At Leeds 5 A Side tournament at Goals in Leeds for the fourth consecutive year. Last year we won the tournament (pictured above) so expectations for this year were high. We knew we'd be marked men with everyone watching our progress. With last year's squad in place plus the addition of the Geordie genius of Ewan Anderson we were confident of becoming the first time to retain the title.

However, the run up to the tournament didn't quite go to plan. Last year's Player of the Tournament Tristan Holdsworth was injured playing in a Leeds league, ruling him out of the competition (and most of the year, let's wish him a speedy recovery). Tim Brook also had to withdraw from the squad due to family commitments, leaving the squad down to it's bare bones. Head Piskie Craig Hale was drafted in and we were ready to go again. Illness struck the Hale Household on the eve of the tournament and we were again down to five. Or we were right until the just before the kickoff when Craig 'Ken' Walker stepped up from spectator to supersub.

We faced Amp Awards in our first match and quickly got back in to our grove, dismissing them 3-0 with goals from Dee and Howdle (pen) sandwiching a fine long range strike from Anderson. Dead Young Records were our next opponents. We were denied a clear penalty before Dead Young took the lead. The equaliser from Dee came at the end of a swift move before DYR again regained the lead. Another penalty appeal was turned down before DYR made the game same. We have lost our first LAL game since 2012 and had a lot of work to do to qualify for the knock out stages. We went for Pet Sounds from the off and a classic Joice strike and a trademark Howdle finish put us in a commanding position before Dee finished off two flowing team moves. The 4-1 scoreline put us odds on to qualify and results in other games aided our passage through.

In the second round we faced Monday Night Football. A bizarre own goal from their goalkeeper (I'm not sure I can describe how it happened even though I watched it) gave us the lead. They equalised before we hit back with another Dee goal. They piled on the pressure but our defence held firm and we had made it to the quarter finals. Could the dream become reality again?

Our quarter final opponents were ITV. While they may not have had Roy Keane in their team they'd obviously learnt a thing or two about the physical side of the game from him. With our tiring legs we kept them at bay for most the game before they took the lead from a hotly contested penalty. They wrapped up the win with virtually the last kick to win 2-0. We were out and ITV went on to win the tournament. A respective effort but feelings of what might have been with a fully fit squad. We'll be back next year; the Live At Leeds  trophy like the FA Cup coverage is only on loan to ITV.