NEW RELEASE: Clean Cut Kid – Lewis, Be Brave

Lewis, Be Brave by Clean Cut Kid

The new single by Clean Cut Kid is out now

Lewis, Be Brave is the second single from Liverpool-based Clean Cut Kid‘s forthcoming album, Hiss, slated to be released jointly on Team Love and Alcopop Records in Spring 2022. Recently returned from a tour as a duo (opening for Orla Gartland!), Clean Cut Kid continue to stretch their loving arms out to friends and fans alike.

Listen to Lewis, Be Brave

“A good friend came to stay with us a few days after losing his Mum. I’d never witnessed someone so completely and utterly consumed by grief. His pain was like a force that changed the air in every room he was in. ‘Lewis, Be Brave’ was written simply to tell him, ‘I tried my very best to understand what you were feeling.’”

– Mike Halls, songwriter

Stay tuned for more to come from Clean Cut Kid, and expect the newest video soon! Tour dates are scheduled across the UK with Team Love label-mate Lorkin O’Reilly. Dates are below.

Clean Cut Kid w/ Lorkin O’Reilly Tour Dates

  • 29 Nov • Manchester – Academy 3
  • 30 Nov • Sheffield – Yellow Arch Studio
  • 01 Dec • Liverpool – Arts Club
  • 02 Dec • Leeds – Brudenell
  • 05 Dec • Newcastle – Cobalt Studios
  • 06 Dec • Glasgow – Broadcast
  • 07 Dec • Edinburgh – Opium
  • 12 Dec • London – Colours Hoxton
  • 13 Dec • Brighton – Green Door Store
  • 14 Dec • Bristol – The Exchange
  • 15 Dec • Birmingham – Hare & Hounds

Find tickets at https://www.cleancutkid.co.uk/

NEW RELEASE: Casey Scott – Incunabula

Incunabula by Casey Scott, photo by the artist

New Single + Video Out Now

Deeply pleased to present the new single by Casey Scott, Incunabula. The track is the first from the album Orrery, which will be released in the Spring of 2022. Follow Casey in all the places, listen now on Bandcamp, and save to your collections. Mailing list subscribers, we thank you for visiting the advance look.

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On Incunabula, as for all the tracks on the record, I wanted the drone to be front and center. I’m always chasing the feeling of a warm, “mental massage” that comes from a good drone. Spare dub piano and and a simple beat anchors and orbits the pulse. The name of the album, Orrery, refers to this sense of a center (the drone) and elements of lesser mass circling around this dense center.

To me, music making is about connecting to mystery, creating an environment in which our thinking takes a backseat to stillness and wonder.

Casey Scott
Incunabula – video by the artist

RIYL ambient music, meditation, drone, psychic spaces.

Related reading Incunabula: Dawn of Western Printing (NDL, Japan)


Please meet Casey Scott

Casey Scott  played bass in Athens, Georgia based bands Drip and Lona, with Andy LeMaster and Clay Leverette, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, when he started working with Omaha, Nebraska’s Bright Eyes. He toured with the band in 1999 and 2003, and recorded on Lifted.  In art college, he specialized in photography, and began making his own ‘Empty Music‘ as non-intrusive background for projections his photo and video work.  Radiohead’s OK Computer, Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin, Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works and DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing were in heavy rotation.  He made music during this time with a cassette 4track recorder and a Boss sampler.  Experiments in self-production continued through Pro-Tools, Garageband and eventually Ableton.

Since 2011 he has studied Yoga and Meditation (200 RYT), which tuned him into the uses of drone, chanting and repetition in spiritual practice.  This meeting of home recording, traditional and electronic instrumentation, and long, held tones have resulted in the current set of songs, ORRERY. Incunabula is the first single from the album, which will be released in Spring 2022 (tape, digital), on Team Love Records.

Follow Casey Scott: Instagram, YouTube.

Listen https://ffm.to/incunabula

Interview: Sun Burns Out talks to Philip Goth

Philip Goth, photo Wyndham Garnett

Philip Goth : Infinite Melancholy of The Ordinary man

If you need to buy only one LP on bandcamp this year, it should be this one. After 30 years reviewing music, we’ve only had such an encounter with a new and totally unknown artist 2 or 3 times.

Sun Burns Out

Read Benjamin Berton’s excellent interview with Philip Goth (the beloved artist also known as Josh Rawson) at Sun Burns Out. We agree that truth is stranger than fiction. Don’t sleep on the reality of Philip Goth.

The album is out now. Follow on Bandcamp for updates about Philip Goth merch. Thanks so much XOTL


” I saw Serpico at the Salad Bar of this grocery store. He had a big walking staff. His aura was really shining that day.” – Philip Goth in Sun Burns Out

New Release: Clean Cut Kid – Heavy As

Clean Cut Kid – Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Ross Higginson, Gareth Bullock

Please meet Clean Cut Kid. Mike, Evelyn, Ross, and Gareth, are a lo-fi indie folk quartet from Liverpool.  We are beyond thrilled to welcome them to the roster. 
Heavy As is a single from their fourth album, Hiss, which will be released in 2022, on Team Love in the US and Canada, together with our friends at Alcopop Records in the wider world.
We would all be over the moon if you could give the new song a listen, and please like-share-follow-subscribe. UK tour dates go on sale soon, and there will be more news to come.

Listen however you like to do that, and add the new track to your playlists: https://ffm.to/cck-heavy-as

NEW RELEASE NEWS: Philip Goth new single

“a light, fragile feel … expertly carved”

amy britton for louder than war
You Don’t Know What I’ve Been Through Bro / My Debut Novel

Please meet Philip Goth, the band founded by Josh Rawson (aka Christmas Clapton of The beloved Felice Brothers).

The first double A-side single + video from his upcoming album is out now everywhere!

Louder Than War was kind to premiere the first video; read the full review here.


Listen wherever you do that, pre-order the album on Bandcamp, find links here.

FOLLOW @philipgoth on Instagram

SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel.

We are honored to release the digital album on June 11. XOTL

New Release: Phillip Norman Watson

Phillip Norman Watson – Joan

Inspired by walking meditations and reflections on the natural world, Phillip Norman Watson writes contemplative compositions for solo piano. His second release with Team Love Records, Joan pays homage to one of his most cherished inspirations, Joni Mitchell. The new album is out now. Listen: https://ffm.to/pnw-joan

New Release: Good Good Blood – Keep My Powder Dry

Good Good Blood – Keep My Powder Dry / When It All Wakes Up

Happy Release Day, Good Good Blood!

Two new singles from our friend, James Smith of Fox Food Records:

Keep Your Powder Dry / When It All Wakes Up


Opening with refined and hushed guitar hooks that recall the mid-noughties cult hero Adem…

Ryan Barham, Spectral Nights

Thanks to Spectral Nights for first ears, and welcome new listeners!


Find these beauties in all the places here and here:

https://ffm.to/keepmypowderdry

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