It’s time we get up to speed with Oliver Cherer, whose next release ‘The Myth Of Violet Meek’ will be out on W&W late September.
Hopefully you would have heard of Cherer before, if not by his actual name then by his band Dollboy, or maybe even the 90s big beat outfit Cooler of which he was a member. He plays live; a continuous tourer with more monikers and projects than the number of leaves on a tree and most recently performed songs from this new album at Leigh Folk Festival alongside many other folkish greats.
Here’s a taster of something new… An excerpt from ‘Unspoken’
This will be his second release assuming his own name, and for fans of the Second Language label; congrats, you got to hear the first, but we are chuffed he wants to release this second blinding album with us.
The Myth of Violet Meek, is a beautiful and darkly witted album. Sparked by memories of teenage life in the old haunting grounds The Forest of Dean (where Cherer lived during his teens). We are invited into young Violet’s world and taken on a journey of ‘sex, death and chauvinism’, which is as much a reflection on society today despite the setting of this album feeling somewhat gorgeously anachronistic.
This weekend saw the release of Pylon Reveries by Charles Vaughan, the keen eyed will note this album has been in the works for a good few years.
The album is presented on CD, with an accompanying cassette tape of exclusive works you’ll not hear anywhere else.
The release is an exclusive to the Wayside & Woodland store, you won’t hear this online anytime soon.
“From an early age, I had a fascination with pylons. The public information films of my childhood did little to quell this creeping sense of unease. Over the years, this preoccupation has informed my work, inspiring many pieces of music. Some of it found its way onto the ‘Substation Index’ release, a mini CDr I left at any substation I came across on my travels. It was free, you just had to find it.
This collection was harvested from the many tapes and hard drives that have been slowly filling up over the years. I hope it makes some sense.” – Charles Vaughan
Some of our favourite online mags have reviewed this release see Monolith Cocktail and [sic]Magazine, as well as being included in the spring review over on a closer listen.
After a slight delay, heres the link to purchase the limited tape edition of the new Field Harmonics single ‘Girls’, backed with their cover of the Low song ‘Words’ on the b-side. Comes on ‘Jellybean Green’ cassette tape, in black card Bradpak sleeve with stickered front. Also contains a download card for ‘Girls’/’Words’ and HD download of the video for ‘Girls’, directed by Angela Slater.
Includes free Field Harmonics sticker.
+STRICTLY LIMITED TO 30+
‘Girls’ b/w ‘Words’
Please note : Will ship W/C 22nd June 2015.
Very pleased to announced that the new Component#4 album…Into Memory…is out today on CD and digital formats.
Purchase special price CD Album for £6 from us directly at :
We are very excited to announce our first release of the new year as the download single, The Call Centre, by Component#4 – from his forthcoming album,…Into Memory…
The single is available from our Bandcamp page as a 5 track EP and also features remixes from Field Harmonics, Benjamin Thomas Holton (My Autumn Empire/epic45) and Alex Keane (who also provided the artwork for the single and album). Click HERE.
The single is also accompanied by a video which was produced and directed by Angela Slater and shot around the Black Country area of the West Midlands where Mike Rowley of Component#4 grew up, and which forms the backdrop for much of the inspiration behind the album. The video is also included in the download bundle via our Bandcamp page.
You can also pre-order the CD album from our Wayside and Woodland store which will ship on Monday 9th March for just £6. You will also find details of offers and our Collectors Set edition here.
The Collectors Set for this release includes :
– CD copy of the album
– Download code for ‘Call Centre’ single, remixes and video.
– Download code of ‘Barbed Wire Sunday’ EP with remixes.
– Limited art print of album cover (Signed and numbered by artist Alex Keane)
– W&W postcard
….all for just £10 (strictly limited to 20)
Afternoon all and welcome to our first post of 2015.
The debut album…Into Memory…by Component#4 will be released on Monday March 9th as a CD and Collectors Set edition. Before that, next Monday (February 23rd) will see the release of single, The Call Centre, via our Bandcamp page – which will also feature remixes from Field Harmonics, Benjamin Thomas Holton (of epic45/My Autumn Empire) and Alex Keane (formerly of The Arm). The single will also be accompanied by a video directed by Angela Slater. Links and more details on the album, single, remixes and video will be available next week.
As the English Summer gives way to Autumn, this seasonal shift provides the perfect backdrop to some very exciting news from epic45. Back in 2004, we released our second album, ‘Against the Pull Of Autumn’ and to mark the 10th anniversary of this record we are planning an extra special double 12″ vinyl reissue.
In order to make this happen we are appealing to epic45 fans to help us gain the funds to make this pressing a reality by pre-ordering one of our special collectors set editions. We are making 50 sets available which will help us achieve our target, and once sold out the record will go to press.
For 50 lucky fans – we are offering the following :
– Remastered double vinyl in gatefold sleeve
– A personal ‘thank you’ in the accompanying insert
– Signed artwork print
– Download card with access to full remastered album plus outtakes and exclusive unreleased material from the time.…all for just £20 (plus P&P)*
Please support us in September by pre-ordering the collectors set edition and be a part of making this reissue happen.
*Collectors sets will be shipped as soon as we receive the copies from the pressing plant and we will send out email updates on the expected dispatch date.
Last week marked the release of the new album from My Autumn Empire, The Visitation. Available in CD and digital form, please follow the links below to purchase!
Thanks to those of you who already had it pre-ordered and thanks to those who are yet to purchase but intend to, your support is gratefully received.
If you’d like to book My Autumn Empire to play a show, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical (UK & Europe) :
Wayside and Woodland
Physical (Worldwide) :
Blue Coat, the first single from the new My Autumn Empire album The Visitation is now available to purchase from the Wayside & Woodland Bandcamp page. For your money you get four beautiful remixes from Seamajesty, E L Heath, Charles Vaughan and Field Harmonics, each putting their own unique spin on the original song. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get a copy of the video for Blue Coat, directed by Benjamin Holton and Mark Cartwright.
It will also be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon etc. within the coming week.
The music video for the single premieres over on God Is In The TV today, alongside an interview with Benjamin.