Friday, 26 July 2013

Theia Mania (Haiku Salut remix)

and this brings us onto the remixes for the third single to be taken from Victoria and Jacob's debut long player. the BEAUTIFUL Theia Mania... the first mix comes from Haiku Salut... and this is an extremely exciting thing...

this weekend you can see Haiku Salut playing at indietracks (and you should, oh, you should) and Victoria and Jacob playing the Secret Garden Party...

it's all go... hope you like the mix as much as we do... thanks Sophie, Gemma and Louise!

Haiku Salut are a trio from the Derbyshire Dales who use accordions, ukeleles, glockenspiels, pianos, loopery and laptopery to create gorgeous instrumental music that part folk, part neo-classical and part electronica. Their debut album, “Tricolore”, was released in March, and received four star reviews in The Guardian, Uncut, Rock’N’Reel, Drowned In Sound, and many more. “Whether they're potentially scoring the next Wes Anderson film or the next imagined movie in your head, Haiku Salut effectively meld together electronic, contemporary classical, and accordion-heavy indie into a lovely post-rock sonic,” wrote Popmatters, while Uncut declared: "If Sigur Ros shared a cottage in Dovedale, they might just sound as magical as this.”

Debut album “Tricolore” can be bought on CD, vinyl or digitally at:

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cry Baby remixes

oh, yes... here are all the remixes of Cry Baby, the second single to be taken from the debut long player from Victoria and Jacob, in one handy bundle... that's eight exclusive mixes from Darren Hayman, Sazrah, Papernut Cambridge, DJ Downfall, Antwerp, HUSH!, Cosines and Yukka - LOVELY!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

we're playing the Secret Garden Party on Friday

yep, we're on the where the wild things are stage at the SECRET GARDEN PARTY (shh) with Public Service Broadcasting, Django Django and Faithless...

wear white for the paint fight - now where have i seen that before?

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Cry Baby (Yukka remix)

Yukka is London based electronic musician Jacob Mayfield. His sound incorporates house samples and field recordings with mesmerising vocal cuts and delicate percussive textures. He is currently in the studio working on his debut EP due for release later this year.

He has shared the stage Cloud Boat and Airhead (R&S Records) and been a guest DJ on NTS Radio.
This was released earlier this year:

Sunday, 14 July 2013

album launch at the Lexington, London

yup, finally the album launch, with Azure Blue and Cosines... it's a Sunday evening, and we finish early so you can get home in good time to get a good night's sleep before going to work the following day... and tickets are available here


Azure Blue is the new solo project from Tobias Isaksson. We've known Tobias for years as a talented songwriter and a colorful profile on the Swedish pop scene. His old bands Irene and Laurel Music attracted worldwide recognition, documented from The Allmusic Guide to the blogosphere, but this is a brand new start. With Azure Blue, Tobias has surpassed all his previous work. The whole process has been like watching a baby dolphin being born.
The name is a paraphrase of Dennis Wilson's "Pacific Ocean Blue". Tobias says: "It's Wilson's honest look with the epic beard and the ocean blue mood itself that has inspired me. Along with other male storytellers like Earnest Hemingway, Klas Östergren and Grant McLennan. I wanted to make a mature AOR record but ended up flirting with new wave and new romantic as well."
"Nostalgia fuelled pop harking back to the heyday of Factory Records, Isaksson's material is deeply romantic with a deft production slight of hand that can single-handedly break your heart and indeed heal it in one fell swoop." The Line Of Best Fit (UK)"The best electro-pop record in recent memory." Blurt Magazine (USA) 9/10 review"Think a more optimistic Radio Dept. and you're somewhere in the right direction." Street Lights As Fairgrounds (UK)


Cosines are a mathematical pop band from north London. Simon Nelson and Alice Hubley met on the London Underground after a Stereo Totale gig in 2009. Two days later Simon was round Alice's house unblocking her kitchen drain. Since then Simon has been round and put up two curtain rails, a blind and a shelf.
This unlikely meeting, got them talking and once the DIY was done they started making music together, fusing metronomic pop sensibilities, 60′s grooves and krautrock noise. What you maybe would get if you mix Love, United States of America and Stereolab. As a band they are constantly trying to find the perfect meeting point between clean synths and fuzz guitars.
"as refreshing as bicycle practice" Everett True"Marshmallow-fed, mathematically inclined indie-pop" Drowned In Sound"[Hey Sailor Boy!] sets off as a northern soul stomper before adding lovely strings and flirty lyrics. And they have produced not one, but two, catchy efforts, as b-side The Answer is also pretty darn good, albeit more in a Stereolab synth krautrock styleeeee" Sounds XP

Friday, 12 July 2013

Independent Label Market

both Tom Fika and John wiaiwya will be at the Independent Label Market in Spitalfields, London, on Saturday 13th June... there'll be copies of the album, and signed copies of the Festival 7", so come along early...

Cry Baby (Papernut Cambridge mix)

"Former Death In Vegas and Thrashing Doves guitarist and now prolific underground producer/engineer Ian Button has a list of current projects and collaborations that include Go Kart Mozart, David Cronenberg's Wife, Deep Cut, Darren Hayman, Pete Astor, Rotifer, Paul Hawkins etc. Papernut Cambridge is his new band/project - conceived in a dream in 1990 and realised in 2013 by getting friends, guests and bandmates to send recorded parts via email, their vinyl only LP/EP package Cambridge Nutflake will be the second release (in September 2013) on the new Gare Du Nord label co-op formed by Button, Robert Rotifer and Ralegh Long. Topics demonstrated include the absurdity of dreams, repetition, the power of alcohol, and the value we place on art itself. And repetition."

Twitter: @papernut_c
Cambridge Nutflake LP and EP provisionally out in Sept

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

we're playing Leefest on Friday

and you can get your tickets here... hope to see you there, come and say hi, and perhaps get a copy of our album!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Cry Baby (Sazrah mix)

Sazrah is a music producer, music blogger and song writer from Cambridgeshire.
She has already received UK and international radio play for her 50 Cent remix and has produced for Damian Marley and Nas. Sazrah has also scored for independent films, composed Catwalk music for UK fashion weeks, and theme music for UK radio stations. 
Sazrah is passionate about encouraging females in the music industry and is overwhelmed to have the support from her all-time favourite inspiration, Missy Elliott.
You can catch Sazrah presenting on the Afro Vibes radio show which airs every Saturday 8pm-10pm and she presented live on stage at 2013 Glastonbury Festival. She is also set to be working on her first album.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Victoria and Jacob playing the Union Chapel on Saturday

yup, from midday on Saturday 6th June, we'll be playing in the BEST VENUE IN LONDON... prepare yourselves for a bit of a special set, to suit the surroundings, and All Things Considered and Flowers too... we'll also have copies of the album for sale, and a few souvenir posters as well: