A few of you spotted the Cake Shop in New York mentioning the split single on twitter. It is as I said in its early stages and while both Ballboy and PAWS have agreed to contribute a track it will depend, in the case of PAWS, on permission from their label and in Ballboy’s case making sure it doesn’t get in the way of any album plans.
Some seemed surprised by the choice of PAWS but after our initial issues after receiving no communication from their label at all before the album release I received a very understanding email from Phillip about the issues I’d raised and as I’m sure he would be happy to confirm we have had the album in stock and supported them ever since.
It was a pleasure to resolve things so easily despite it would appear others wish to carry on some nonexistent feud. There will be more details as we get them and of course on the other projects we are looking to work on too.
Million Tears 12”
Comin’ Through 12”
I’m Alright with you 12”
Sittin’ Pretty LP
Up for a bit with the Pastels LP
Heaven Sent 12”
Running Away 12”
High land, hard rain LP
Before Hollywood LP
Send me a Lullaby LP
Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express LP
Since Yesterday 12”
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Forest Fire 12”
Epitah for a Legend Double LP
Rip it up LP
Black Candy LP
James King and the Lone Wolves
The Angels Know 12”
Up the Hill and Down the Slope 12”
Un-American broadcasting 12”
Only Fun in Town LP
My Bloody Valentine
Feed me with your Kiss 12”
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Barbed Wire Kisses LP
Hot on the heels of the Public Service Broadcasting album comes the next album club choice. No great surprise to many of you I’m sure given the amazing response we’ve had to playing the album in the shop that we’ve gone with the Quickbeam album out on Monday.
Suffice to say we’ve ditched that “miserable boy indie” tag as we did the “Scottish Arcade Fire” tag and now Avalanche is all about the “new Scottish Sigur Ros” especially given our recent success with the Olympic Swimmers. Of course both bands are far more than that simple comparison and deserve to be heard in their own right. With the album available in “all good record shops” I’ll be interested to see how it does.
Several people have emailed and come into the shop concerned about the recent spate of twitter trolls. The first incidence seemed to last no longer than 24 hours before being taken down which I should say was nothing to do with me. Others I believe recognised who was behind it and I can only assume they were persuaded to take it down. The only person to comment on twitter as he was actually referenced in one of the tweets was Dan from Withered Hand who condemned the user as a troll.
However another account has appeared which as before I have simply ignored. What I have seen just seems to be a series of personal attacks and inappropriate comments. However what has concerned others is the followers for the abusive account something to be honest I hadn’t seen since it first appeared. I can not speculate as to why people have chosen to follow and it would be unfair to jump to conclusions. I agree it is maybe unwise to be seen to be associated or in agreement with the comments made but that may simply not be the case.
It has been suggested to me that I have the account taken down. Up until now of course I’ve never even blocked an account. After some consultation with others the advice has been just to continue to ignore it. The person or people involved may simply feel they have made their point and stop. We will no doubt see. Again thanks to those of you who have expressed concern.
|Apollo Music||48A Causeyside St, Town Centre||Paisley||PA1 1YHfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mike Dean|
|Barnstorm Records||128 Queensberry Street||Dumfries||DGI 1BUemail@example.com||Gordon Maxwell|
|Coda Music||12 Bank Street||Edinburgh||EH1 2INfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dougie Anderson|
|Concorde Music Shop||15 Scott Street||Perth||PH1 5EJemail@example.com||Garry Smith|
|Grooves||1 Albert Street, Kirkwell||Orkney||KW15 1HPfirstname.lastname@example.org||Neil|
|Imperial Music||Unit 11, Market Hall, Academy Street||Inverness||IV1 1PJemail@example.com||Mark Stumbles|
|Love Music||34 Dudas Street||Glasgow||G1 2AQfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sandy Mclean|
|McAlister Matheson||1 Grindlay Street||Edinburgh||EH3 9ATemail@example.com||Anne McAlister|
|Mixed Up Records||18 Otago Lane||Glasgow||G12 8PBfirstname.lastname@example.org||Peter Ashby|
|Monorail Music||12 Kings Court, Kings Street||Glasgow||G1 5RBemail@example.com||Dep Downie|
|Underground Solushn||9 Cockburn Street||Edinburgh||EN1 1BPfirstname.lastname@example.org||George|
|VoxBox Music||21 St Stephens Street||Edinburgh||EH3 5ANemail@example.com||Darren|
|Europa Music||10 Friars Street||Stirling||FK8 1HAfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ewen Duncan|
|Rubadub Records||35 Howard Street||Glasgow||G1 4BAemail@example.com||Dan Lurinsky|
|Spence’s Music Shop||4 Buccleuch Street||Hawick||TD9 0MWfirstname.lastname@example.org||Barry Spencer|
I gave this list of other RSD shops to a few bands and have been asked several times since so it seemed easiest just to make it available here.
Please don’t just contact shops without any thought as to whether they might want to stock your release. There is one classical shop here and some dance and second hand shops so choose who you contact wisely. Almost certainly they will get too many emails to deal with so sending them your release rather than a link and giving them a quick call rather than emailing will pay dividends.
I found several mistakes in the details and can’t guarantee I’ve caught them all so if any more are spotted please let me know.