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Armellodie is a tiny wee independent label, stable, collective, R.O.C.K consortium, based in but not exclusive to Glasgow, Scotland.

To describe it neopolitan style, it's a chocolate slab of leftfield rock, a strawberry layer of ice-cold indie and a vanilla scoop of the avant garde.

Armellodie’s position is missionary, we always finish on top. Only the finest chops musically, lyrically and egotistically will satisfy Armellodie’s strict A+R policy.

Success doesn’t drive us; we thrive on our underdog status.

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THE LATEST SCOOP

Gastric Band // Gastric Bag EP Out Now!

Our very own Gastric Band have unleashed a brand new 2-track EP today available as a pay-what-you-want download. The EP contains two new tracks, the epic ‘Nutbusters’, and the excellently named, ‘Generic Clapton’.


Recorded straight-to-tape by Graeme Young at Chamber Studios in Edinburgh last year, Gastric Bag contains the first new material from the band since their debut, mini-classic album, Party Feel.


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Download Gastric Bag HERE.

The Hazey Janes // Radio, Radio!

The Hazey Janes have been enjoying some great support from BBC Radio Scotland of late. Incase you missed it you can listen to the band perform two songs from their new album, Language of Faint Theory, and cover a classic 80s smasher in amongst some natter for the Vic Galloway show. Check it on the embed below.

If you like the sound of that session the band performed another session track exclusively for Another Country with Ricky Ross which you can hear on the iPlayer for the next few days HERE.

Furthermore, Language of Faint Theory, has had the notable honour of being awarded the ‘Record of Note’ on Roddy Hart’s Show. He span three songs from the record which you can listen again to on the iPlayer HERE

As if that wasn’t enough glory, the album has also been named Album-of-the-week on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal’s Rapal! You can listen again to that show HERE.

There’s also a nice wee video session with the band for The Daily Record. Have a looksie.

 

The Hazey Janes // Language of Faint Theory Released Today!

It is with great pleasure that today Armellodie release Language of Faint Theorythe new album by Ambassadors of Dundee, The Hazey Janes. You can purchase it on CD or LP from all good record shops and we’d thoroughly recommend popping by your local independent to get it, or direct from us HERE. Otherwise there’s always Amazon or iTunes for you digital kids.

So far the album has garnered some glowing reviews from the likes of Shindig Magazine, The List (4/5), and the Scottish Daily Express (4/5). The band were also featured in a beautiful two-page spread interview in the Sunday Herald yesterday.


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Support from BBC Radio Scotland has been exceptional with both The Fathom Line and If Ever There Is Gladness making the playlist. To top it off the band will be performing live in session tonight on the Vic Galloway Show. Tune in to BBC Radio Scotland at 8:05pm for that.


Lastly, the band kick off their headline-tour of Scotland this week in celebration of the new album. Get yourself along.

05/06 - GoNorth Festival, Inverness // FREE SHOW
06/06 - 
The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh // TICKETS
07/06 - Fat Sams (Level Two), Dundee // Dundee TICKETS
13/06 - Broadcast, Glasgow // TICKETS
14/06 - Fyne Ales’ Fyne Fest, Achadunan // TICKETS
20/06 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen // Aberdeen TICKETS 
21/06 - The Old Bridge, Aviemore // FREE SHOW
28/06 - The Twa Tams, Perth // FREE SHOW 


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The Hazey Janes // Herald Scotland Interview

The Hazey Janes had a two-page interview in the Sunday Herald yesterday in advance of the release of their new album (‘Language of Faint Theory’ - released Monday 2 June 2014).


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For those who aren’t in Scotland, or are slow to the newsstands, here’s the digital version: 
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/legacy-edition.24339815

Chris Devotion and the Expectations // Break Out Released Today!

After teasing us with a couple of winning singles, Don’t You Call On Me [Free Download] and When The Girl Comes To Town [Free Download], it is with great pleasure that today we can say Chris Devotion and the Expectations new album, Break Out, is released.


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Having picked up support from Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 2 and with mighty reviews like this one and this one it’s safe to say Break Out is another sterling effort from Devotion and his squad. If you have some time there’s an excellent in-depth interview with the man himself over at The Strange Brew which is well worth a read.

The album is available directly from our good selves HERE or we’d thoroughly recommend picking it up from your local independent record shop. If they don’t have it in, you can ask them to order it. Of course for all you armchair-cats you can get it from Amazon, or iTunes, or any of those big fish.


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You can catch Chris Devotion and the Expectations live at the wonderfully named Shet-Fest on Saturday 5th July [Tickets] and the confusingly named Jocktoberfest which takes place on the 5th/6th September naturally [Tickets].


Chris Devotion and the Expectations // Break Out Streaming Now

One week today Chris Devotion and the Expectations second long-player, Break Out, will hit shops and digital music outlets. To those of you who Pre-ordered thank you! Your CD is winging it’s way to you right now. For those of you who haven’t,  we’re delighted to have the album streaming in full from today on our Soundcloud page. Have a listen and then right that wrong!

You can Pre-order the album here, and if you’re looking for a rockin’ night-on-the-town hop along and see the band at one of the following dates.

Friday 30th May - Broadcast, Glasgow
Saturday 31st May - Citrus Club, Edinburgh
Friday 6th June - Madhatters, Inverness
Friday 7th June - Twa Tams, Perth
Saturday 5th July - Shet-Fest, Shetland

The Hazey Janes // ‘If Ever There Is Gladness’ Video and Free Download Single

With The Hazey Janes’ new album, Language of Faint Theory, officially released in just over a week, we’re delighted to bring you the second track to be lifted from the record. Ladies and gentlemen we give you, ‘If Ever There Is Gladness’. Watch the video and download the track for free.


The album is available for Pre-order right here, right now and you can catch the band on tour on the following dates. Hop to it!

05/06 - GoNorth Festival, Inverness // FREE SHOW
06/06 - 
The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh // TICKETS
07/06 - Fat Sams (Level Two), Dundee // Dundee TICKETS
13/06 - Broadcast, Glasgow // TICKETS
14/06 - Fyne Ales’ Fyne Fest, Achadunan // TICKETS
20/06 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen // Aberdeen TICKETS 
21/06 - The Old Bridge, Aviemore // FREE SHOW
28/06 - The Twa Tams, Perth // FREE SHOW 

Chris Devotion and the Expectations // ‘When The Girl Comes To Town’ Free Download Single

Chris Devotion and the Expectations offer up another slice of power-pop brilliance with new single, ‘When The Girl Comes To Town’. The track is available as of today as a FREE DOWNLOAD and further whets the appetite for new album, Break Out, due for release on Monday 2nd June 2014 [Pre-order]. 

The band kick off their Scottish tour-dates this week too. Check ‘em.

Friday 23rd May - Duke’s Corner, Dundee
Saturday 24th May - Bluebell Festival, Inveraray
Friday 30th May - Broadcast, Glasgow
Saturday 31st May - Citrus Club, Edinburgh
Friday 6th June - Madhatters, Inverness
Friday 7th June - Twa Tams, Perth
Saturday 5th July - Shet-Fest, Shetland

Armellodie Records // Sounds Of The Insomniac Radio Show

Our very own Scott Maple popped into the Pulse 98.4 studios this week as a guest of Alan Clarke’s excellent Sounds Of The Insomniac show. Armed with a handful of Armellodie-hits (Armellodits?) and plenty of chit-chat you can listen to the show here on Mixcloud.

Dan Lyth and the Euphrates // Benthic Lines Out Today!

We’re delighted to announce that Benthic Lines by Dan Lyth and the Euphrates is officially released today.

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Over the last few days there are have been a string of glowing reviews from the likes of the Sunday Herald (“it’s impossible not to be blown away by songwriting that is musically precise and emotionally expansive”), the Daily Record (“A spell-binding album that you will struggle to leave”), Uncut (7/10) and the Scottish Daily Express (4 stars). There’s also been a bit of airplay with BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland playing some tracks.

To provide some extra detail about the album and some of the recording sessions Dan has put together a little website - benthiclines.com. Take a peek when you get the chance, it’s pretty fascinating.

A sound designer by day, Lyth began work on Benthic Lines some five years ago, his intention to record an album entirely outdoors. On rooftops and rowing boats, in forests and high streets, mountains and quarries, ruined churches and beaches, car parks and peat bogs. Anywhere really, as long as it was outside.

Having first had the idea while on a trip to Sierra Leone, Lyth quickly realised that it’s one thing to daydream of such a plan whilst in the tropics and quite another to actually attempt it back at home in Scotland. 

“I think some part of me took perverse pleasure in the thought of having to undergo some real physical exertion to make this record. I have also always been drawn to creative work that has taken a considerable amount of effort, and recording an album outdoors whilst living in Scotland with its devious climate seemed to fit the bill.”

Designed with love by graphic artist Sarah Lyth, the album arrives in a beautifully bound 60-page book and includes photos from the array of recording locations. Cover art from celebrated New York artist Matthew Cusick and an accompanying short story, Already Here, by talented Fifer Craig Rennie complete the desirable artefact that is Benthic Lines. So what has Lyth got to say for himself now that his affair with the great outdoors is almost over.

“After travelling, listening, recording and being constantly surprised over the course of four years and across four continents, what will really stay with me is not only all the wonderful sounds we heard (during the recording of Benthic Lines) but also the many inquisitive, open-minded and generous people we met along the way. But it wasn’t all romantic. It’s quite hard work transporting a drum kit to a remote derelict church or dragging a piano out of a small flat. There were broken mic stands, bleeding fingers and failing batteries. And there was rain, a lot of rain.”


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If you’d like a copy of the album we’d recommend ordering direct from ourselves but you can pop into any good record shop and ask for it if they don’t have it on the shelves already. If you live in Scotland we’d recommend Love Music in Glasgow and Avalanche in Edinburgh (now based in Cabaret Voltaire we believe). Of course the album is also available from the likes of iTunes, Amazon and various streaming services.

Finally, to celebrate the release Dan and his band will be playing two very special shows in Central Scotland. Glasgow (The Glad Cafe) on 31st May and Edinburgh (Voodoo Rooms) on the 15th June so do pop along if you’re about.

Thanks to everyone who has already purchased or got behind this release, as ever, it means a lot.


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The Hazey Janes // June Tour and New Single

There’s been a flutter of activity in camp Hazey Janes since the band re-emerged in March this year with their stormin’ single, ‘The Fathom Line’. Greeted by five-star reviews and a string of plays on the wireless, it’s safe to say the excitement is buzzing here at Armellodie Towers for the release of the new album, Language of Faint Theory, on Monday 2nd June.

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Mmm mmm mmm look at that gorgeous vinyl. Speaking of which, Matthew from the band has written a really great piece about growing up listening to music on vinyl over at The Vinyl District, and it’s well worth a read.

If after that you’re still twiddling your thumbs you can have a listen to Alice and Andrew chatting with Jim Gellatly on what was to be his final In:Demand Uncut show before he jumped ship to XFM Scotland. Where he also spun ‘The Fathom Line’ as a Breakout track on his drive-time show. Good lad Jim!

Today we’re pleased to announce that the second single from the album will be ‘If Ever There Is Gladness’ to be released on the 25th May, free of charge! The track has already been playlisted at BBC Radio Scotland and you can hear it on the iPlayer via The Culture Show with Janice Forsyth (1:28:00) and/or Morton Through Midnight (0:40:35) for the next 7 days and hopefully many other shows from here on in. We hope you like it.

In celebration of the new album and all this Hazeyness, the band are taking to the road for a run of dates around bonnie Scotland in June. Get yourself along if you can, they’re sure to be pretty special.


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05/06 - GoNorth Festival, Inverness // FREE SHOW
06/06 - 
The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh // TICKETS
07/06 - Fat Sams (Level Two), Dundee // Dundee TICKETS
13/06 - Broadcast, Glasgow // TICKETS
14/06 - Fyne Ales’ Fyne Fest, Achadunan // TICKETS
20/06 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen // Aberdeen TICKETS 
21/06 - The Old Bridge, Aviemore // FREE SHOW
28/06 - The Twa Tams, Perth // FREE SHOW 

Dan Lyth and the Euphrates // Benthic Lines Streaming Now

Dan Lyth and the Euphrates’ new album, Benthic Lines, is out next Monday (12th May), and we’re happy to say you can listen to the album in full via Soundcloud as of now. You might want to sit down just in case you’re bowled over by the sheer beauty of it.

If you missed it, Dan recently wrote a great piece about the recording of the album for Designing Sound, well worth a read. Also, if you pick up a copy of this month’s Uncut Magazine you’ll find a neat little review of the album tucked in there too.


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For those of you who have Pre-ordered the album already - and there were many of you - thanks so much. This record has been a long time coming especially so for Dan, needless to say we’re all very grateful for the support. All orders were shipped last week so UK peeps you should have it now, those further afield hang on in there, it’s on the way. And of course, it’s still available to order RIGHT HERE, if you would like a signed copy from Dan “the Man” get on it this week.

Stay tuned for information on some live shows, the cogs are turning.

Chris Devotion and the Expectations // Band On The Run!

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Chris Devotion and the Expectations are hitting the road later this month with a string of dates to celebrate the release of their new album, Break Out, released on 2nd June. Catch the band on the run…

Friday 23rd May - Duke’s Corner, Dundee
Saturday 24th May - Bluebell Festival, Inveraray
Friday 30th May - Broadcast, Glasgow
Saturday 31st May - Citrus Club, Edinburgh
Friday 6th June - Madhatters, Inverness
Friday 7th June - Twa Tams, Perth
Saturday 5th July - Shet-Fest, Shetland

A couple of weeks ago Mr. Devotion was caught in the act of “warming himself up” for the tour. Watch the man perform ‘Don’t You Call On Me’ below courtesy of Keep It Creative and if you haven’t already, get yourself a free download of ‘Don’t You Call On Me’.


Now we all know we’re generous here at ArmellodieHQ, some would say too generous, but soon we’ll be dishing up another free single from the band, ‘When The Girl Comes To Town’, to be served on the 19th May. The track’s already been receiving airplay on BBC Radio Scotland thanks to the Iain Anderson Show and the Roddy Hart Show, so be sure to check in on the 19th so you can get your little podgy mp3 fingers on it. It’s a corker.

Break Out is available for Pre-order now. Go for it!

Super Adventure Club // Built-In Redundancy Available Now

As you may know we here at Armellodie released a live album by the mighty Super Adventure Club to coincide with Record Store Day 2014.

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Released on CD in a luxurious 6-panel gatefold digipack we manufactured just 100 copies of Built-In Redundancy and it was on sale exclusively at two shops in Central Scotland, Love Music Glasgow, and Avalanche, Edinburgh

However we recently received this letter to ArmHQ.

“Dear Armellodie, I love Super Adventure Club more than life itself. However Central Scotland may as well be outer-space to me. I can’t possibly visit Love Music to purchase a copy. I am crying. Crying I tell you. Yours Sincerely, A. Fan”

To which Armellodie replied;

“Don’t worry A. Fan, we realise that due to the extremely exclusive (in all terms) nature of this particular release, it would quite simply be wrong if you, yes YOU, could not have the opportunity to own this artefact. A memento that can be passed down through future generations of your family, and one day be sold for a vast profit on Flog-It by your financially destitute great, great grandson.”

And so being a thoughtful bunch here at Armellodie Towers, we have reserved a quantity to give you the opportunity to order the album online. If you would like a copy please don’t delay in purchasing. The album will be sold on a first come, first served basis and once they are gone, they’re gone for good. You can order your copy HERE

Please continue to support your local independent record shop, as wise old Chris Devotion said, “no one likes people that only go to the big games.”

Cuddly Shark // Shark’s on Tour!


No sooner does one arrive home safely but another leaves the house.

ENGLAND! Cuddly Shark are inside you.

Yesterday - and still raging on today - the band posted this hotly debated update via their Facebook on their way to Bristol.



On route to Bristol. Is Jason:
A, drinking coffee to stay awake while driving?
B, drinking Glen Moray out of a Costa cup… And not driving? 

Well I had a short but insightful conversation with Jason himself just after 3am this morning to get to the bottom of it, and although I never got a straight answer, I think the bookies odds would be suspended at this stage. 

3:20am Jason - Aye, turns out Bristol is a boozy town! Sharing a bed with Col. Sexy!
3:22am Al Nero - Steamy
3:23am Jason - Someone is grumpy. Guess which one?




3:24am Al Nero - Hahaha, HI COLIN! You pair of chumps cuddle up now.
3:27am Jason - He says “argh, l don’t feel well”. So rude… Ha! He’s off to spew! Maybe [insert substance] before bed ain’t a good idea? Who would o’ thunk it.

With this kind of intense Rock’n’Roll carnage before the band have even played one show, who knows what to expect over the next three days. If you want to be part of the circus then head along to the Stag & Hound in Bristol tonight (26/04), Blind Tiger in Brighton tomorrow (27/04) and finally The Windmill in Brixton the night after that (28/04). All gigs are pay on the door, ticket schmicket. Rock along!


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