Do It Yourself
Not only was it a great title for an Ian Dury LP, its still by far the best way to get a record out. Independence has been highly cherished by society ever since the Stonemasons Union revolt brought the building of Stonehenge to a halt in 4637BC (NC).
Thankfully, not all bands in 2002 want to sign to Sony for an unrealistic advance that theyll never recoup & blow it on an overpriced, over-rated producer in a very expensive studio making a very average LP two months before they were (in reality) ready to record their debut single.
No, thankfully: the independent label ist nict tot:
Purr was formed just over 12 months ago by David Tinkham & Tim Orchard in their hometown of Bath. They started out putting on bands at Moles Club as a way of enticing quality outfits to visit their town. During this time theyve put on: Mikabomb, mclusky, Federation X, Martini Henry Rifles, The Stuck Ups, Ikara Colt, The Beatings & Milky Wimpshake, to name but 8. Forthcoming shows include: The Hentchmen, The Apes, The Paybacks & (subject to confirmation) Suicide!!!
Purr have released 5 x 45s:
Purr 001 Intentions Of An Asteroid Follow The Moon
Purr 002 Moonkat Home Is Where The Hearth Is
Purr 003 J*R The Good Ship
Purr 004 Aqua Vista Go Feral
Purr 005 Intensions Of An Asteroid Clear Water Paranoia
Forthcoming releases include: Gravy Train, The Customers, Kaito, Sammo Hung, Summerteeth & People With Eyes.
Purr alternate Thursdays at Moles, 14 George St, Bath, BA1 2EN contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeds based Wrath Records & Manchester based Valentine Records have joined forces to bring you a split 7 45 featuring one signing from each label: Les Flames Wrong (Valentine) & The Scaramanga Six You Die, You Die (Wrath).
The Scaramanga Six preview their debut LP, Strike! Up The Band, with a mclusky-esque stroll through: You Die, You Die. Sibling frontmen, Paul & Steven Morricone, trade lines like punches over a powerful blend of Devo & The Stranglers. Threatening to break out all over.
Les Flames deal in the kind of spikey-topped riffage that wouldnt sound out of place on Damned Damned Damned. They came, they trashed, they swore a bit: then they fucked off. If you think this bunch are another Northside: Youre Fucking Wrong. Excellent.
Evan Halshaw trakMARX.com Nov 2002