THE VIOLET MAY RELEASE DEBUT EP “TV” ON OH! INVERTED WORLD RECORDS ON JUNE 27th 2011
Oh! Inverted World are thrilled to announce our new release on OIW Records, the debut EP “TV” by stars in the making, The Violet May.
It’s our third release for TVM, and it just keeps getting better from these guys. Despite only having been around since the end of 2009, TVM have already been tipped for big things in broadsheet The Guardian, appeared in the BBC 6Music studio as Steve Lamaq’s new favourite band, headlined London’s KOKO for Club NME, played the likes of Secret Garden Party, Leeds Festival, a sold out Italian tour, a German tour with The Chapman Family, shot their debut video with Douglas Hart (of Jesus & Mary Chain), opened for Band Of Skulls and Boxer Rebellion, as well as winning big support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, XFM, The Guardian, Clash, Artrocker amongst others.
Earlier this year, The Violet May went into the studio with Alan Smyth (Arctic Monkeys, Long Blondes, Pulp) at 2Fly Studios in Sheffield to wrap up their latest and greatest. “TV” was the first single from the EP, following a free download of the track “What You Say” which was quickly picked up for NME’s “10 Best Mp3’s This Week” and Q Magazine’s “New To Q” playlist. You can now order your copy by giving the cover shot above a quick click.
The band are back at London’s KOKO for a headline set in late-July, as well as shows throughout the country and sets at Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik and this year’s Boardmasters Festival. Check out full dates and details here; www.facebook.com/thevioletmay
THE VIOLET MAY RELEASE “JENNIFER LIES” ON OH! INVERTED WORLD RECORDS ON NOVEMBER 22nd 2010
Oh! Inverted World are more than a little bit chuffed to announce a new single on our boutique label this month. Following the widespread praise they received when we put out their debut single “Bright Or Better” back in May, Sheffield 5-piece The Violet May release their follow up Jennifer Lies on November 22nd!
It’s a spanking tune that is already looking set for some big things, and this from a band who this year appeared on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music show as his New Favourite Band, headlined London’s KOKO for Club NME, set off on a sold out Italian tour in October and recently opened for Band Of Skulls and Boxer Rebellion at the Energy Sessions Festival, as well as winning tons of support from Radio 1, XFM, 6Music, The Guardian, Clash, NME, Artrocker, etc.
The single is the first track from the forthcoming EP out next year and available for download from November 22nd. Here’s a first listen for you Oh! Inverted Worlders…
They’ve also been invited to play XFM’s Eddy Temple Morris’ night at Proud Galleries on November 25th, more details on that HERE. Expect more big news from these guys soon…
SUPERHUMANOIDS RELEASE DEBUT EP ‘URGENCY’ ON AUGUST 23RD THROUGH OH! INVERTED WORLD
L.A. four piece SUPERHUMANOIDS release their debut EP “Urgency” through boutique label Oh! Inverted World Records on August 23rd 2010.
Taking their musical cues from a diverse array of sources – neu!, The Beach Boys, The Strokes, The Chills, Kate Bush to name a few – Superhumanoids are an electronic experiment to escape the everyday of the everyday with lush harmonies and sparse arrangements, an exploration of pop through a spaced-out, kaleidoscopic lens.
The 5-track “Urgency” EP was entirely recorded and produced by the band themselves and will be released on August 23rd, 2010.
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Release date: Aug 23, 2010
THE VIOLET MAY
THE VIOLET MAY RELEASE THEIR DEBUT DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE ‘BRIGHT OR BETTER/THIS CROWD IS OVERCROWDED’ ON 24 MAY, 2010 THROUGH OH! INVERTED WORLD RECORDS
The Violet May “Bright Or Better / This Crowd” 7″vinyl single – Strictly limited to 500 copies – Order your copy here now!
“Electric and inspiring… their time is now.” – The Guardian
“Gargantuan stage presence and thunderous guitars… Familiarise yourself with these mugshots, for you will definitely be seeing a lot more of them this year. An electrifying live show” – Clash
“An immensely catchy and confident debut… Splendid!” – Rock City
The Violet May will release their hotly-anticipated debut single – the double-A side, ‘Bright or Better/This Crowd Is Overcrowded’ – on 24 May, courtesy of boutique label and London clubnight Oh! Inverted World Records. The single will be strictly limited to 500 copies of 7” vinyl, and also available through all good DSPs.
‘Bright or Better/This Crowd Is Overcrowded’ is an urgent, high-octane statement of intent, marrying Queens of The Stone Age-esque guitars with the wry lyrical delivery of vocalist McClure. The Violet May have since been carving out a reputation of their own, and are quickly turning some important heads. Upon hearing ‘Bright or Better’, former Jesus and Mary Chain band member Douglas Hart – who has previously directed videos for My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors and The Libertines – offered his directorial services to the band. Peter Stringfellow, who, like The Violet May, also began his career in Sheffield (as a music promoter), was also first on the scene; providing both dancers – and the location, ‘Stringfellows’ – for the shoot. The result is an authentically dirty rock and roll video, to match the dirty rock and roll sound.
Both tracks on this release are reflective of the band’s formidable live show, which has seen them build up a fervent following back home in Sheffield, and gain headline residencies at the likes of London’s infamous Death Disco. Having been proclaimed one of the Guardian’s top tips for 2010, and lauded by the likes of Alan McGee, they’ve also picked up plays on LA’s biggest radio station (the legendary Rodney Bingenheimers’ show on KROQ). New York’s branch of Top Shop has given heavy, unsolicited exposure to the band, whilst back on home soil, Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank at Radio 1 have been early champions. XFM, meanwhile, has hand-picked them to play their own stage at this year’s Secret Garden Party, with appearances at Leeds Festival, on top of Standon Calling, also just confirmed. Many more to follow.
The Violet May are: Chris McClure (vocals); John Kubicki (keys, guitars, vocals); Jono How (guitar); Dan Booth (bass); Alan Whittaker (drums).
8 April / London / The Relentless Garage (Clash Magazine)
10 April / Sheffield / The Stockroom
28 April / London / Notting Hill Arts Club (Death Disco)
7 May / Liverpool / Greasy Lips
8 May / Sheffield / The Stockroom
15 May / Derbyshire / Bearded Theory Festival
22 May / Sheffield / Penelopes
28 May / Rotherham / Dickins
12 June / Sheffield / The Stockroom
18 June / Darlington / Seen
23 June / London / Notting Hill Arts Club (Death Disco)
24 June / Anglia / Secret Garden Party
8-9 August / Standon Calling Festival
27-29 August / Leeds Festival
TRISTRAM RELEASES DEBUT EP ‘SOMEONE TOLD ME A POEM’ ON 22nd FEBRUARY 2010 THROUGH NEW LABEL OH, INVERTED WORLD RECORDS
Tristram “Someone Told Me A Poem” EP (limited to 300 copies) –
Order your copy here…
For the past two years, London based club-night Oh, Inverted World (OIW) have been hosting nights across London at the Old Queens Head, Madame Jojo’s and Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. In this time, OIW have always striven to showcase the cutting-edge, the slightly bizarre and the very new. Having hosted artists such as Filthy Dukes, Clock Opera, Paloma Faith, Treetop Flyers, Goldheart Assembly, She Keeps Bees and many more; regularly jam-packing the venues and attracting celebrity punters like Mischa Barton, Jack Penate, and even Morrissey, OIW have developed a highly reputable name since their incarnation in late 2007.
One artist that particularly grabbed the attention of the OIW team was a London based singer-songwriter named Tristram. With his exceptional, and ever so slightly heartbreaking, vocals; the storytelling wit of a new Jeffery Lewis and his brilliantly understated melodies, Tristram is a truly captivating and memorable performer. So good that OIW decided – despite being more in the business of putting on bands, dancing and drinking – to establish their own indie label for the sole intention of putting out Tristram’s debut release.
Several months after Tristram’s first performance for OIW, and his debut four-track EP ‘Someone Told Me A Poem’ is recorded and set to be released through the freshly created Oh, Inverted World Records on 22nd February 2010. Available on CD and strictly limited to 300 copies, each adorned with Tristram’s own artwork, it will be available through all major DSPs. Dealing with such contemporary issues as the tragedy of your bicycle being stolen, saving those you’re romantically attached to from a zombie holocaust (“I’d only waste my life, so better I use it well to stop the monsters, from taking my loved one”) and, of course, the cultural icon Mr James Dean. Tristram’s imaginative and sardonic use of words and gentle encapsulation of folk is evocative of artists such as Conor Oberst, Daniel Johnston and Nick Drake.
Playing regularly with artists such as Cherbourg, The Agitator, Motel Motel, Peggy Sue and Alessi’s Ark; Tristram is already gaining a name for himself and winning support from Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Steve Lamacq (Radio 2), Tom Robinson (6music) and Jon Hillcock (NME Radio). Tristram has also put together a fantastic band that he is currently writing and performing with, now featuring Becca Mears (Peggy Sue, Mariners Children) on cello, Thomas Heather (Kristin Mclement) on drums and Gregory Griffin (Lofty Heights) on backing vocals, guitar, and glock.
You can catch Tristram at the following upcoming shows with a full national tour to be announced soon!
03 February London The Social
06 February London The Luminaire
11 February Norwich Birdcage
18 February Southampton Hamptons
24 February London Cafe OTO (EP Launch! Full details HERE)
The rather talented Anika Mottershaw has also created a super cute and super cool video for “Someone Told Me A Poem”. Go click play, you’ll like it!
Tristram “Someone Told Me A Poem” EP (limited to 300 copies) – Released Feb 22nd 2010.
Order your copy here…