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Newsletter mailed 15th October

Posted on October 15, 2017
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Cramps -Gravest Hits UK original

Newsletter mailed Sunday 15th October with 364 new items

The website will be updated Tuesday

Next newsletter early December

Saints - This perfect Day UK Promo

Leeds Record Fair 7th Oct

Posted on October 4, 2017
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This coming Saturday is the big record & CD fair at the Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, LS1 6HW.. 10am-4pm..

The fair is fully booked and we've a couple of new dealers..

Don't forget Leeds has independent shops : Jumbo, Noise is for heroes, Wall of Sound & Crash.. also if ur travelling into Leeds from further afield there's a couple of shops worth checking out...

If ur travelling from the west check out Loafers Records in Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE..30 seconds walk from the rail station.. and if ur coming from the east have a look at Vinyl Eddie, 86 Tadcaster Rd, York YO24 1LR, it's only 2 minutes off the A64..you don't need to go right into York city centre..

The Cravats ‘Dustbin of Sound’ new album

Posted on September 29, 2017
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The Cravats 'Dustbin of Sound'


‘Dustbin of Sound’

Label: Overground Records

13-track LP  OVER 157LP Barcode: 689492182915

13-track LP  OVER 157CD Barcode: 689492182922

Release Date: 29th September 2017

Press releases are rubbish! The band who wrote the music don't write them, so some oik who didn't write the music is wheeled in and then, with a Thesaurus propped open on their lap, they attempt to describe sounds with words. As I said, rubbish! So I asked co-founder and frontman of The Cravats, The Shend, to describe 'Dustbin of Sound', their first new LP in 37 years.

"As always, it's unique" he said enigmatically.

The Thesaurus gave me, 'distinctive', 'individual', 'idiosyncratic', 'different', 'eccentric' and 'unusual' for unique (flipping writing itself this).

The Cravats have indeed always been all of those things, but 'unique' sums it up just fine.

Okay, you may prefer to be dragged along the motorway under a rusty Land Rover than have to listen to that sax-riddled, bass-laden Dadaist weirdness again but you can't deny they're unique.

And with 13 brand new slabs of peculiarity from these particularly peculiar people (even oscillator overlord, Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples pops up for a few seconds on 'Motorcycle Man'), DoS is still the Cravats that John Peel loved (4 sessions) back in 1978, but with an extra 35 years of life on Earth soaked into their bones.

The two critically acclaimed singles from last year, Blurred and Jingo Bells which Marc Riley, Gideon Coe and Henry Rollins amongst others, played a wad on the wireless are here, as well as songs involving buried cattle, hatcheting Toyotas, death ray vapourisation, the mud-soaked sibling of Neptune and, of course, atheist yacht-owning crocodiles.

Er, help me out here, Shend.

"Music should always be passionate, preposterous, atmospheric and above all entertaining. We fulfill the remit"

They do. It's like watching 13 magnificent mini-movies at your local multiplex but you're eyeballing them with your ears.

And talking of Thesauruses, who the hell uses words like, 'maliloquent' and 'predilection' in Pop songs?

If Shakespeare, Max Ernst and Beefheart had a radio show, this LP would probably be on heavy rotation.

The Cravats are: The Shend – Vocals, Svor Naan – Saxophone & Clarinet, Joe 91 – Bass, Rampton Garstang – Drums, Viscount Biscuits – Guitar

www.thecravats.com  www.facebook.com/TheCravats  @thecravats

Track Listing:King Of Walking Away/ Batterhouse/ Motorcycle Man/ 100 Percent/ Blurred/ Power Lines/ Jingo Bells/ Bury The Wild/ Bigband/ Whooping Sirens/ Hang Them/ Big Red Car/ All U Bish Dumpers


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