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Welcome to the family: Cousin

As promised, some ACTUAL NEWS about releases for this year: really excited to announce that the latest band to join the Barely Regal family is Brighton post-hardcore trio Cousin. Like a significant portion of good new bands that I’m currently a tad obsessed with, I was introduced to Cousin by Tommy from Zine and Not … Continue reading

Plaids at About Time #3 Festival, photo by Andrew Northrop - http://andrewnorthrop.tumblr.com/

End of a year

Now then. I’d meant to write a long rambling blog post about how last year was really great (which it was!) and kinda reinstated our faith and enthusiasm in running a label. It was going to be great – we were going to do end of year lists and everything – but then I forgot, … Continue reading

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Plaids debut album out now

Another one that’s been a long time comin’, Plaids debut self-titled album is out today (and it looks pretty great huh?). You can grab yourself a copy of the LP on either solid white or black vinyl from HERE now, which comes with an instant download of all 12 tracks, or give it a listen … Continue reading

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Theo – ‘Loom’ out now

This week is a pretty momentous one for us, as our first 12″ release, Theo’s debut album ‘Loom’, is finally out. You can stream the album in it’s entirety below, and buy the record from here, which comes with an instant download of all five tracks plus two bonus digital-only tracks. It’s been a long … Continue reading

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New Olympians single ‘Brunch Cannon’ out today

It’s been a while since Olympians graced your ears with any new music (since last April in fact), which is why we’re pleased to announce that their new single ‘Brunch Cannon’ is out today as a free download from Bandcamp. Last April doesn’t even seem that long ago (seriously, was it that long ago ‘Adventure … Continue reading

Nudes press photo

Welcome to the family: Nudes

As some of you may now, Saturday’s Kids recently called it a day, a pretty emotional moment for us seeing as they’re good friends and an incredible band, as well as a stalwart of the Cardiff music scene since long before we even existed as a label or started putting on shows. We’d almost been … Continue reading

Crows An Wra

Crows An Wra announce new LP ‘Kalopsia’

I have no idea if this is the way the Big Boys tend to do it, but when bands we like approach us about releases I almost categorically agree to putting them out before even hearing the tiniest snippet of a track. Call it bad business sense, but I feel pretty vindicated about this way … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: PLAIDS

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that I’m a huge fan of Plaids – I pretty much talk about how much I love them, both as musicians and as people, to anyone that’ll listen on a daily basis. I’ll spare you another long, cloying rant on the subject, but suffice to say after … Continue reading

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Olympians and Samoans announce joint UK tour

It’s really great when our bands decide to tour together without us even having to prod them into doing so. Hopefully you’ll be as excited as to hear the news that this June Olympians and Samoans will be embarking on a UK tour together, hitting up the following places: 22 Jun 2014 – The Flapper, Birmingham … Continue reading

Tropicartel poster for blog

New shows: One Unique Signal, Pinact and loads more…

We’ve recently confirmed a tonne more Vested Interest shows, taking us right up to Autumn. The poster for the next one is that rather beautiful number above by Phoebe Summers (facebook event here), and you can view the full list of shows for the next couple of months here. Still more to add to that in … Continue reading

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