CLUE RECORDS ANNOUNCE 2017 SINGLES CLUB
Clue Records have announced plans for a monthly single release as part of their new project; Clue Club. It will launch in January 2017 with acts including Team Picture, Fighting Caravans, Fold, Colour Of Spring and SUNFACE already confirmed to take part & more to come throughout the year. There are only 100 subscriptions available so everything sent out is exclusive to the club & limited edition.
What you get when you join Clue Club:
- One 16 page, A5 zine per month
- An exclusive Clue Club t-shirt
- A Clue Club tote bag
- A digital download from the featured artist each month
- An exclusive podcast feature on each act involved
- Exclusive offers & discounts for Clue Records releases, events & merch throughout the year
You can sign up at https://www.musicglue.com/clueclub/
For a years subscription it costs just £28.99 (inc free UK P+P). That’s less than £2.50 per month.
Speaking of the new Clue Club, Scott Lewis (founder of Clue Records) said.
“Finding new artists to enjoy and fall in love with is one of the main reasons Clue was started. We’ve created Clue Club so we can do this with a small group of people, matching ace bands with artistic visions to create something fun and exciting. A zine allows the bands and artists to show a different dimension to their music and themselves.”
*** DESIGN OF THE T-SHIRT + TOTE MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM THESE MOCK UPS ***
The contents of the zine will vary from month to month, with the featured band contributing articles and pieces of interest alongside guest artists/poets/groups/activists/bloggers. These will include;
- Girls Against – a group of intersectional feminists standing up against sexual harassment and assault within live music (https://www.facebook.com/girlsagainstgroping)
- Bloc – an anti-austerity, forward-thinking online space who aim to instigate debate and get people thinking about current issues. (https://www.facebook.com/blocuk)
- Tommings – A Leeds based artist who is gaining attention for his bold and eccentric designs (https://www.facebook.com/iamtommings)
A fuzzed up, kraut-psych behemoth that have been catching the eyes and ears of the masses in Leeds and further afield.
“The weight behind Team Picture’s fuzz-rock feels like it could batter its way through brickwork” DIY
Falling somewhere between DJ Shadow, Public Enemy and Public Service Broadcasting, Fold can name Gideon Coe, Lauren Laverne, Craig Charles, Don Letts & Huey Morgan as fans with all 3 regularly spinning tracks by the band on their own BBC 6Music shows.
“A lavish concoction of hip-hop, soul, funk, electronics and more” CLASH
With Leeds and Reading Festivals and several UK and European tours completed in 2016, the alt-blues-psych band will be releasing an EP late in 2017.
“…a hidden secret with gnarly riffs and anthemic vocals” CLASH
Colour Of Spring
Giving shoegaze a shot in the arm with comparisons to the likes of Ride, The Smiths and Lush. Sold out their debut 7” on pre-orders alone.
“It’s not easy for a shoegaze band to stand out, but thankfully Colour Of Spring do just that” NME
The solo project of TRASH frontman Dan Longmore. Songs are recorded in his bedroom, dining room and sometimes living room but never his toilet. He’s had plenty of BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio support too.
“A ray of light from a bright new spark” DIY
Clue Club Christmas Party
On December 10th Clue Club will host its first party to celebrate the announcement of both the singles club & the most joyous season of all, Christmas. It will take place at Leeds’ legendary Brudenell Social Club on Saturday December 10th. Confirmed acts include TRASH, Colour Of Spring, AVALANCHE PARTY and 5 other very special guests, each of which will be revealed in the run up to the show via Clue’s advent calendar.
Date: Saturday December 10th
Venue: Brudenell Social Club
Bands: TRASH, Colour Of Spring, AVALANCHE PARTY and 5 more TBA
Price: £8 adv
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2e9VeeU
Although Clue Club artists are hand picked by Clue Records, slots have been left empty for submissions. If anyone would like to put forward their music for consideration just fill in the form here: https://cluerecords.wordpress.com/submissions/