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Idlewild : Post Electric Blues

DIV020LP 180g Single LP
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New title and new gig confirmed.

We can confirm that DIV021LP will be Chuck Prophet’s 2009 album Let Freedom Ring.  Full details of the man himself can be found here and album details here.  All Chuck’s previous albums have been released on vinyl so we’re glad to be able to put out this one on Diverse Records. Chuck has also confirmed a [...]
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Diverse Records announce first gig

After releasing Richmond Fontaine‘s brilliant latest album ‘We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River’, we were asked if we’d like to put the band on in Cardiff on their latest tour. Needless to say, we jumped at the chance. The gig is on Monday 1st March, upstairs in Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach [...]
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Ron Sexsmith

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] b. Ronald Eldon Sexsmith, 8 January 1964, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada. Formerly a motorcycle messenger, Toronto resident Sexsmith was first inspired by the music of Tim Hardin and other 60s singer-songwriters. By the age of 17 he was singing cover versions in local bars. Embarking on his own song [...]
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Frank Black & The Catholics

b. Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, 6 April 1965, Long Beach, California, USA. This US vocalist/guitarist led highly influential Boston-based alternative rock band the Pixies under the name Black Francis. When that band underwent an acrimonious split in 1993, Francis embarked on a solo career as Frank Black. His self-titled debut featured assistance from Nick [...]
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Dolly Varden

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Chicago group Dolly Varden produces rootsy, atmospheric tunes laced with rock, country, and soul influences. The husband and wife songwriting team of Diane Christiansen and Stephen Dawson first came to prominence in cow-punkers Stump the Host. The two founded Dolly Varden in 1995, recording their debut album, Mouthful [...]
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Adrian Sherwood

b. 13 August 1958, England. A pioneering force in UK reggae, Sherwood’s first attempts to set up labels in the late 70s were disastrous, and cost him a great deal of money in the process. Despite such misadventures, he persevered, and set up the On U Sound label to house ex-Pop Group singer Mark Stewart’s [...]
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