Every month, Flying Vinyl send out 5 hand-picked, exclusively pressed 7 inches to everyone that signed up to their record club. It's a club for people that care about new bands and physical music, and over the last couple of months have sent out cuts of post-grunge, folk, psyche-garage and indie.
Each month they're going to rounding up their choices for us, but to kick off the series they're doing the singles they released in July and August. Lovely.
Meadowlark -Eyes Wide
Duo Daniel Broadley and Kate McGill, better known as Meadowlark, have a vocal synchronicity that is really exciting. Following an intensive UK-touring schedule the band played a Sunday evening slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury. Their downbeat, keys-driven style is blissful and this exclusive transparent vinyl comes from their debut EP ‘Eyes Wide’, which is out now and well worth a listen.
Eaves - Dove In Your Mouth
Eaves bring a melancholic folk sound laced with lyrics that read like pure poetry. Dove In Your Mouth and Pylons, both off of debut album ‘What Green Feels Like’, are perfect portrayals of Eaves’ soothing and haunting music. Smashed Glastonbury, Bestival, Latitude and Secret Garden Party this summer, and well as high profile tour dates with Mumford.
Moon King - Apocalypse
Toronto natives Moon King caught our attention at their rammed performance at The Great Escape this year in Brighton. With endless dreamy melodies their music’s the perfect accompaniment to that fading summer sun. The band’s just returned home from touring Europe and this exclusive 7” release comes ahead of new material planned for release later this year.
Idle Frets - Now You're Back
Since forming at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Idle Frets have become local heroes of the scene that has given us recent success stories such as Circa Waves and Stealing Sheep. Having just supported Hudson Taylor and Amber Run at X&Y Festival the quartet are getting set to unveil new material.
Kagoule - Made Of Concrete
Nottingham three-piece Kagoule make the kind of driven post-grunge music that grabs listeners by the ears. Ross Orton (famed Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’ producer) was so impressed at a recent show that he ambushed the band and asked them to work with him. The result of such a chance encounter is the highly anticipated debut album Urth. With the hype machine whirring around the UK, their exclusive Flying Vinyl release comes following a breakthrough performance alongside The Who, Johnny Marr and Sleaford Mods at BST Festival in Hyde Park.
Kid Wave - Get Outta My Mind
Kid Wave manage to drag a collision of 90s inspired indie grunge into the present with reverberating vocals and lo-fi summer beats. Having signed to Heavenly, they’re heading out on a UK tour over the next couple of months.
The Big Moon - Sucker
One of the highlights of Secret Garden Party this year was undoubtedly The Big Moon. The four-piece grunge-lined band have just finished touring with The Magic Gang and are already getting set to head out on the road again, this time accompanying The Vaccines and Palma Violets on their October and November shows.
Oh So Quiet - Water's Fall
From Argentina via London, Oh So Quiet have a melodic, downbeat sound led by the soaring vocals of Malena Zavala.
Beach Baby - No Mind No Money
If you’ve been in a muddy field listening to music this summer you’ve probably encountered the enchanting rhythm of Beach Baby. The Chess Club backed London four-piece have been at Latitude, Field Day and Great Escape festivals to name just a few.
Theo Verney - Brain Disease
Theo Verney is the artist that the psych-rock genre has been long-awaiting. His gigs have become known for their raw energy, with stage dives and stories of the man himself often covered in blood from various on-stage injuries. Though hailing from Brighton his music sounds more influenced by 70’s America.