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PHOP026: Protectors - The Stem & Leaf EP

This cam about when Protectors frontman Chris emailed asking me if I'd be interested working with them, introducing me to the band. All very professional and that and I found it pretty funny considering I'd bought a protectors cd from Chris the last time they'd played in Wakefield. And I'd bought other cds from Chris in the past.

Anyway I was pretty delighted they offered and we agreed to do a 12" EP. Another Philophobia first. The band also ran a competition for people to design the sleeve. There were lots of really good ones that didn't quite make it. I'd planned on putting these altogether to make a poster to go with the EP but funds were a little low so it didn't happen.

The band went out to Japan this summer and probably would have sold the rest of vinyls. We were told by the tour manager not to bother bringing many as people in Japan didn't have record players. For some reason I'd forgotten that it's mainly our vinyl releases that have sold in Japan. Oh well.

So there's some copies of the 12" left:


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