🎈INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES are very dear to our heart and have had an especially difficult time recently, given you-know-what. For them, we are doing a special yellow vinyl version of 'Ursa Major', limited to 250 copies and exclusively on sale at indie stores. Please support your local one. A few of our favourites are listed below...
Crash Records - Leeds
Jumbo Records - Leeds (Leeds Leeds)
Banquet Records - Richmond (not the Yorkshire one)
Rough Trade East, Rough Trade West - that London
Rough Trade Bristol - the clue's in the name
Rough Trade Nottingham - see above
Phase One - Liverpool - guess
Beyond Vinyl - Newcastle-upon-Toon
Norman Records - on t'internet
🎈CHEESE FROM A TROUGH, toilet roll furniture, and chasing men round public parks - all part of life under lockdown for James & Rob. Desperate to know more? Check out Episode 8 of the Social Distancing Diaries podcast.
🎈2020 LIST. We might not be Bradford bassline or ketamine-charged punk but we did still make The Guardian's list of 50 New Artists for 2020. 👀
"This Leeds indie quartet have the same slick arena-indie heft of Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Circa Waves... They released their first recordings back in 2014, and have lurked around the big time ever since – but could finally break through thanks to some of their strongest songs yet..."
🎈JAMES CHATTED to BBC News about headlining the BBC Music Introducing stage at Reading Festival & Leeds Festival this weekend.
Luckily, he managed to keep his cool. "The singer/guitarist admits he's been practicing his best rock 'n' roll 'foot on the monitor' pose for the latest big occasion. 'It's what the audience wants and deserves.' " 😂