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Johnny Foreigner vs Everything – up for pre order with 20 page comic + PoP only glow in the dark tee!
SO it’s finally here (well to pre-order at least)! Johnny Foreigner’s third (and best we’d say) album yet – out on Alcopop! It’s been a long time coming and real emotional to boot. And now here it is, to unleash to a handsome world… AKA You!
It’s out on November 7th and called johnny foreigner vs Everything. It’s 17 (count em) tracks and I properly know you’re going to love it! Available from all your very favourite record shops and from the PoP Shop, each of the first 400 CDs we sell comes with a massively limited edition 20 page JoFo comic book designed by Lewes which just looks beautiful (we’ll let you know on the shop when those are still available) – or you can pay several more sheets and get a very VERY limited edition (to 100) JoFo glow in the dark tee shirt as well…
What’s more, if you’re coming to the shows too, you can bung in the Brum or London ticket too – and save yourself a pound or something. The super, smashing very PoP infused shows are as follows. Head to th PoP Shop to buy innit:
12th – London – Upstairs at the Garage, w/ Stagecoach, Screaming Maldini, My First Tooth + special guests
13th – Birmingham – the Flapper w/ Stagecoach, Screaming Maldini, Calories, Ace Bushy Striptease + Richard Burke
I also ought to point out to our readers from oversears, this is available worldwide, and we do have very reasonable shipping. However, if you’re in Japan or France, two wonderful labels Vinyl Junkie and Hip!Hip!Hip! respectively are working on the record. Love them. They’re epic! You’ll also notice they’re touring both these countries. Oh yeah…
Here’s a track for you to listen, or a link to check out all the options and buy if you like. Hurrah!
Ps = dear lovely vinyl junkies amongst you. Real sorry this one isn’t available for your slipmat yet. It’s not that we don’t appreciate records. We truly, TRULY do – but so much has gone into Alcopop’s end of 2011 (it’s been and being an explosively awesome time for us) that we can’t just outlay any more right now on another expensive record pressing (Alcokitten needs to eat!). That said, that’s not to say this won’t happen in the future if all goes well and we can afford it…. We lead with our hearts, but we can’t pay for records with ventricles (believe me, we’ve tried). Love you!
Holllllaaaaa – as if draining the country dry of burritos and jager during their lengthy tour with LighGuides wasn’t enough, alt-rock 4 piece Jumping Ships are back and sounding bigger than ever! Unleashing brand new 6 track EP ‘Standard Bearer’ in mid-September with us boys in the PoP hood, you can pre-order it now all fresh and lovely in all of it’s splendid glory.
Sounding a bit like Hundred Reasons meets Reuben with a bit of epic big brash Lost Prophet style pop rock epic twinge about it (you can see why we liked them right), the Brighton 4-piece have had a remarkable summer, and this little beauty should just about top it off – and perfectly soundrack the ultimate autumnal romp, booting leaves about or playing conkers – or something like that ☺
But don’t take our word for it, oh no no… Or Rocksound (10/10), Big Cheese or Artrocker (not cos we’re liars or anything, but we’ve heard you poppers have the strongest of ears)… So take a listen to one of the brand new tracks from the EP below (and download it for free why not)…
And then purchase pre-order from the shop, or any of your favoured digital etailers, should you be so bold…
Jumping Ships will be rocking something of a launch celebration at Southsea Festival on the 17th September, and a proper full old homecoming celebration show in Brighton. South Coasters – take note x
So it may be a couple of weeks away, but what with the Jumping Ships/LightGuides tour and the fact we’ve listened to it about 734 times and think it’s only fair you get a chance to do the same… It’s with great pleasure that we can announce that the most exciting thing out of Scotland right now – the new LightGuides 7 track mini-album ‘Samba Samba Samba’ is going up for pre-sale, alongside a very limited edition (to just 50, ever) T Shirt bundle, that features a TOTALLY rad glow in the dark front print…
In the light a normal LightGuides boy, but in a club or at night a mad, freaky character all glowing tattoos, teeth and eyes – proper Samba Samba Samba… (Tees all pale yellow except for skinnyfit which are in pink).
Ideal for fans of The Xcerts and Biffy, if you like your stuff full of energy and melody this is for you. It is, it is! RockSound have absolutely fallen for these guys in a big way as next months mag will testify, and there’s a whole heap of reviews a coming. The CD looks all lovely and is a nice matte finish, and if you order now we’ll ensure you get your CD/Shirts well in advance of release date on the 28th August.
Included below is a track to listen and ingest should you not have heard these chaps before
Also remember that postage rates are standard however much you get, so even if you want 10 CDs and a tee and a vinyl you’ll still only pay £1 UK p&p – yup
It’s been a real try before you buy vibe on our latest album release, Measures by the Attika State. That’s probably because it’s such an awesome record we’re pretty confident that anyone who does give it a little taste, will definitely want it all and thus, whip out the wallet (or at least download it illegally).
It’s been featured on this months RockSound covermount, splashed all over Project Rodney – and now it’s all over the rather ace Punktastic to stream – the whole bloody lot! What’s more, if you look at awesome websites (This is Fake DIY/ CPMU/ Alter the Press and loads more) there’s a track to download too. Ace – it’s nice to see stuff get about.
But yeah – the crux of this post is essentially to let you know that the album is out this week, the boys are crashing about the country showcasing it in strong venues, and you can buy it from the PoP Shop for just £8. What’s more, if you get it real quick you’ll still be able to get a bonus EP disc – featuring The Attika State live and acoustic in G&D’s ice cream parlour in Oxford.
Whatsmore – perennial PoP favourites My First Tooth is up for pre-order as well (out mid October with an amazing bonus TBC for the first 50 purchasers) – and if you get that as well, then hell, we’ll chuck in The Sunshine EP by rapidly rising starlets The Candle Thieves too!
Apologies any Italians who have got through to this page expecting to find career statistics on their raven-haired former captain Pierluigi – but I’m very glad you did. Because that’ll give me a chance to tell you about the debut EP release by the similarly monikered band from Sheffield, now available in our shop.
Featuring ex-members of local heroes (now sadly departed) The Situationists, Screaming Maldini are nevertheless a very different proposition – somewhere between the likes of Mew and a ‘Muppet Babies Bloc Party’ (God is in the TV zine)… Something like that anyway.
As for the EP itself, the 5 track behemoth hovers somewhere between epic and tumultuous, switching from huge orchestral sonatas to punchier power pop and well, you’ll really have to have a listen to it yourself… As I’m not really sure how to do this one justice.
CD is lovingly artworked and hand crafted with lavish-looking folded cardboard sleeve (with kookaburra present) – and for a very limited period we have mega deal packs to ive away for just a shade over a tenner, which include a magnificent Kookaburra tee (well of course)… But we’ve literally got 20, tops (below), so do order quick.
Oh – and I probably should take this opportunity to tell you that postage rates are fixed in the pop shop however much stuff you buy. 75p to UK for 1 or 1000 discs (although you may struggle to find the latter in our shop J) – so have yourselves a butchers….
A guilty pleasure for deep thinkers, the Candle Thieves reside in a very wonderful, weird and whimsical place. Gentle, poppy pleasures and soft-hearted sentiments with sinister undertows reside – and undulate deliciously through the ears.
Here at Alcopop therefore we are just delighted to be proudly heralding release day for their debut EP – The Sunshine EP, a marvelous collection of 4 delicious tracks ready to fill your heart with joy, and stereo with the kind of lush sounds not heard in this green and pleasant land for some while.
You can purchase it on limited edition (to 1,000 copies) CD or in digital format from the Alcopop shop… (75p straight up p&p however many things you order) And make October the cheeriest month of the year.
Viva Las Candle Thieves…
Ah August, look at you so gloomy out there… Refusing to make any of us smile with your cloudy face. Well f**k you you bleak old bi**h, because great news is afoot for those of you who may be missing sun on your face, but enjoy it in your heart.
Woop – one of Alcopop’s latest signings The Candle Thieves have released The Sunshine EP (limited to 1,000 copies) so delicious it will literally leave you grinning for weeks… It’s up for pre-order right now from our shop (out on the 10th September – we’ll make sure you get it early), for the sum of just £5 of your English pounds, or £2.50 for the MP3s. This site is liable to be the only place where it’s available digitally, although iTunes would be another quid more expensive, so you’re better off getting it from us anyway…
But wait! There’s more! As you may know, the boys have recently been traversing the gardens of England playing a lovely tour outside in folk’s houses, and we were keen for people to take a little bit of the Candle Thieves magic back to their own gardens… Therefore, the first 20 people to order the EP (on CD) will get a promo TCT seed bag to plant or keep, all branded up with TCT/Alcopop stickers and badge – and limited (strictly) to just 100. Plus the first 10 we ship out are fully signed by the lovely Scott and Glock.
Love you poppers
Try before you buy, take a good long ‘listen’ at the merchandise and give your ears a treat is what we all say (actually we don’t, it would probably make us sound like c**ts).
Nonetheless, that’s exactly what you can do at Alter the Press right now with Wolf Am I’s new album ‘Lead the Way’… Yup, the best music blog this side of Nottingham has decided to stream the entire album track by track. It’ll only be up till Monday though! To hear it, pop on over to their lovely site and, if you like it, you can come back and buy it from our shop, iTunes – or all those boring e-tailers who won’t send you a badge or sticker or two with your purchases…
Also, for a little more WAI goodness, why not check out their review over on the Music Magazine, and a super piece that our pals at Come Pick Me Up blog have lovingly put together (they’re SO ace). The sun is shining, summer booze is flowing – it’s time for WAI!
Yup – good news for well – everyone – is that you can now pre-order the magnificent Wolf Am I debut album Lead the Way from our shop now!!!
Sounding like something that will fill you full of fire, whilst breaking your heart with emotion overtones – ‘Lead the Way’ is a cracker…. First 20 come fully signed, and a few T-Shirt bundles are available too. Oh and did I mention it comes pressed in sexy cardboard gatefold with fold out inserts and things? I did now…
Pre-order from the shop and we’ll make sure it’s with you by the 3rd August (a week before official shop release)
To celebrate this, and WAI’s tour across the country – we’re giving a pair of tickets away to their show in London on the 30th – which will be scorching! To win, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us ‘what name you’d give a pet wolf if you were to own one’ – the best answer takes the tickets, as well as a limited edition copy of the band’s virtually sold out ‘Glasgow Seven’ single on vinyl effect CD…
Closing date Friday at 3.13pm – Now go buy the album and seek out your dancing shoes…
Bad acting galore may have ensued around them, but the consummate goFASTER>> were, as ever, the height of rock n’ roll professionalism as they smashed the hell out of the students union in Hollyoaks last week – opening, as I’m reliably informed, for a band who ‘sounded like CSS’.
Playing their first single released on Alcopop ‘Flammable Leisurewear’ – the episode was aired on the 1st July, and goes further to ensuring their scouse legendary status. I especially like the line ‘how’s your crotch’…
If you’re reading this today, or in the next few days you can watch the epic appearance over on 4OD around 5 minutes through the July 1st episode, but if you’re years into the future looking back – wondering where number 1 pop sensations goFASTER>> came from , then I’ve taken a really poorly rendered video of the appearance for your delectation and delight…