Bastions: 2008-20??

Posted on April 28th, 2015

We were very saddened to learn of Bastions intentions to go on hiatus over the weekend. The band posted on facebook - 

"After the show in June with Rolo Tomassi, we will be taking an extended break from all things Bastions related. This is a band that we've always said that if we all can't put 100% into, then we wouldn't at all. We know we've been promising a second album for months, and we were eight tracks into writing, but real life sometimes gets in the way. Unfortunately in this instance some of us have to deal with the cards that we've been dealt.

If this seems sudden, it's because it is. We've tried our best to make it all work with the recording coming up in June, but circumstances cannot allow. Please believe that there is nobody more disappointed than us, as we've always put massive expectations on ourselves, but we would rather leave a revivable (semi) good looking corpse rather than it wither away with lacklustre effort.

We truly believe that this isn't a goodbye, if and when the time is right, we will be back.

June 2nd, The Black Heart, Camden.

You are forever, thank you for everything."

Pick up copies of 'Bedfellows Part 2' for just £4.99 here, along with their last release, a split 12" with Burning Bright.

OHHMS 'Cold' preorder available NOW!

Posted on April 27th, 2015

After an exclusive 6 minute edit of 'The Anchor' being premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show by Daniel P. Carter (still 15 days left, at time of writing, to listen to that...) we can now exclusively unveil the preorder for 'Cold' - the second 12" by OHHMS. Available to preorder now  on aqua marine vinyl, CD and digital download along with an exclusive shirt....

1. The Anchor (18.30)

2. Dawn of the Swarm (14.27)

OHHMS have had a monumental year since the release of their debut EP ‘Bloom’ in 2014. Whilst this may sound over-the-top, there are indisputable facts. That record was constructed of two songs, clocking in at a combined 30+ minutes. Despite this, the band still garnered a full 15 minute play on daytime BBC Radio 1, offers to play Temples, Arc Tan Gent, Fear and Hevy festivals, as well as shows with The Skull, Conan, The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Hey Colossus, Earthmass, Hierophant, Slabdragger, Bastions and their own successful headline tour. Not a bad start. 

Now the band is back with ‘Cold’, another two monolithic tracks, once again clocking in beyond half an hour. That, however, is where the similarities to ‘Bloom’ end. ‘Cold’ presents a stunning evolution to OHHMS’ progressive stoner doom rock. Musically, within ‘The Anchor’ and ‘Dawn of the Swarm’, OHHMS keep exploring new avenues in the cannon of lumbering stoner rock, depth-charge doom, classic rock and psychedelia. Once again leaning on Ian Sadler to record/mix, and Brad Boatright to master the record, with art stunningly realised by Black Sails Design, this is a band poised to prove to everyone that ‘Bloom’ was no mere fluke or one off.


Pariso 2009-2015 R.I.P.

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

We are sad to announce that Pariso are splitting up. There will be one final 12" LP (see above) that we will be co-releasing with Tangled Talk Records. All preorders will run through Tangled Talk and are available now.

In their own words - 

"We are sad to announce that we are splitting up. There is no big story, fallouts or reasons….we simply always made a promise to ourselves that once it stopped being 100% fun then we would stop. That has now become the case.

We do however want to see out our band properly. We will be releasing one final 12” (one time pressing of 250 copies). Side A is comprised of 5 songs/18 minutes worth of new material we were working on for our third album, while Side B ties up the our discography with rarities and other material never granted a formal release. We have made it as cheap as possible without compromising our usual approach to our vinyl. If you own all five of our 12"s, you'll have everything we ever recorded.

We will also be doing one final show, details will be announced in due course. It will be in London and we hope it will be a special occasion.

All our merch (HERE) is now pay what you want we wont be printing any more merch or doing any final show merch. This is it.

Thank you to Andrej at Tangled Talk for always supporting us and believing in us no matter what, all ex-members and fill-ins of the band for your time and effort, and everyone else that ever gave us a show, a place to stay, appeared on one of our records or helped with a release or anything else in any way. Most of all though – thanks to ourselves for always doing exactly what we wanted, when we wanted, making the music we wanted to hear, travelling to fun places and having a top laugh. It was great."