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Welcome to the Family – Carson Wells / Human Hands

It’s been a good while since you’ve had anything you could really describe as “news” from us (since October in fact, whoops), and you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d died, or shut down operations, or just reached new dark depths of procrastination. While yes, real life did get in the way for a good couple … Continue reading

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Barely Regal does Swn 2013

HI GUYZ. We’re curating a stage at Swn again this year! We’ll be at Fuel (NOT Undertone…) on Womanby Street on Saturday 19 October from 2.15pm. We’ve been fans of Swn Festival since it began, so we’re absolutely honoured to be involved. It does so many great things for the city’s music scene. Basically, Swn … Continue reading

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Out now – Olympians – “Adventure Gun”

There are many things that usually make the first couple of days of the working week a bearable experience, and I can categorically say that for us all of them involve coffee in some capacity – mostly drinking it, sometimes just thinking about it. Anyway, it isn’t often that we’re lucky enough to have the … Continue reading

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Happy Winter Villains album release day!

The day is finally upon us – following their sold-out show at Chapter in Cardiff on Saturday night, Winter Villains incredible debut album “February” is out today both on digital and digital download! It’s been a good while in the planning – we were originally going to release the record last September, but decided to … Continue reading


Welcome to the Family: Crows An Wra!

Despite the bank holiday leaving us with an additional hangover to recover from this week, we’ve somehow managed to get everything in place to announce not just one, but two new releases AND a new addition to the Barely Regal family this week. Not bad considering I spent all of bank holiday Sunday getting towed … Continue reading

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New releases: Olympians – “Adventure Gun”

Remember when we put out all the Olympians Book Club singles last year and kept harping on about the fact it was a means for them to keep releasing material whilst they were writing for a new EP? Well, this wasn’t merely a ruse to lull you into thinking that it was totally ok for … Continue reading

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New shows – Hail! the Planes, Best Friends, Hop Along…

After two relatively successful gigs at The Old Blue Last back in January (thanks to everyone that came out to see Birthmark and 1994!), we’re fully back on promoting shows. We’ve already announced four shows between now and the end of May, and still have several more than we’re confirming line-ups for as we speak, so … Continue reading

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Welcome to the team – Jen Moseley!

Leaving Cardiff for the bright lights of London was a difficult decision for us. On the one hand, we were pretty excited to be moving because of the new opportunities it presented, but on the other hand leaving behind the thriving music scene in Cardiff and all of friends that we’d grown up with, both … Continue reading

New Releases: Without Maps – ‘Capillaries’

As promised, it’s about time that we (finally!) spilled the beans on our next release – Without Maps debut album, “Capillaries”. Much like Theo’s debut album, this is one that we’ve had waiting in the wings for a good while now, slowly maturing like a fine wine, to the point where we’re excited to announce … Continue reading

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Welcome to the family: Without Maps

It seems like 2013 is the year where we get committal, finally bringing bands into the fold that have been unofficially a part of the Barely Regal family for a good while now. Nottingham lads Without Maps maybe haven’t been on our radar for quite as long as our last “signing”, Theo, but they’ve been a … Continue reading


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