6 August 2009

Pink Vinyl Rules Okay

Posted by Alex at 11:03 am

We Show Up On RadaR

Indie pop geniuses wot-we-were-very-pleased-to-put-their-album-out We Show Up On RadaR have a delicious new record in the pipeline, put out by the excellent Hello Thor Records who are also home to the marvelous Fists. It’s a double A-side single on limited-edition perfect pink vinyl featuring two ditties, Mountain Top and A Spider On A Thread, and is out on the 17th of August. The former features a Speak & Spell, which always marks a work out for my attention and is a song which captures the difficulties of getting someone to fall in love (with you) brilliantly. It is highly lickable and can be pre-purchased via the Hello Thor website.

If you go down to Nottingham Central Library on the 15th of August you are sure for a big surprise, as We Show On RadaR will be cranking out their tunes among the stacks of books – wine and cake will also be in evidence. Could get cakey, worth a punt, RSVP on Facebook.

5 August 2009

To Leave A Mark Pre-Order And Party

Posted by Alex at 2:49 pm

We are proud to announce that you can now pre-order the physical version of the new album by Les Étoiles, To Leave A Mark. The packaging is wonderful and is well worth the mere £8 you will have to part with as it contains lyrics, photographs and three additional songs not on the download version.

The record will be released both as this version and in the usual download formats on the 18th of September. We are having an album launch party on that day at Jam Café in Nottingham starting at about 8 pm. Dave will be playing naturally, and will be supported by EL Heath. The two will likely engage in some kind of live collaboration, which could be very special indeed. It will be free entry and feature a display of the album artwork and we’ll get someone with taste to play some songs in between bands and a jolly time should be had by all. Let us know your coming at Last.fm and Facebook.

14 July 2009

Where Does A Snowman Go When It Dies?

Posted by Alex at 8:34 pm

'It's About Time'

We are very proud to announce the release of the long awaited album from Talk Less, Say More‘It’s About Time’ on the 15th of August.

Jell has turned out an incredible record of utterly unprecedented abstract hip-hop. It considers the mysteries of time, space, quantum mechanics and personal relationships through shimmering futuristic production recalling Bone Thugz and Harmony, Timbaland, eDIT, Company Flow, Rustie and Flying Lotus. As ever, Talk Less, Say More effortlessly connects the abstract with the concrete through deft rhymes and inventive, twisted beats reading the hip-hop rule book as much as the Copenhagen Interpretation. Contains the absolutely gorgeous Song For Ludwig Boltzmann which I commend to you all as honestly one of my favourite songs of all time (over egging the cake a bit, but it is very good). Artwork comes from Danny Pig.

Please download the one sheet, and contact us at press@recordsonribs.com if you are a blogger or from the press and want a copy in advance for review. Or are just really anxious to get hold of it.

I Don't Know Where I Am I Don't Know What I'm Doing

This will be followed by I Dont Know Where I Am, I Dont Know What I’m Doing, a collection of additional tracks and remixes that complements last year’s critically acclaimed Go Lucky.

27 June 2009

Everyone Knows It’s Windy…

Posted by Dave at 6:09 pm

Wind, Thee Wind- the new EP from EL Heath- will be out on all the usual formats this Monday. More of the same, but different…

27 May 2009

I know what you look like, so don’t ever come near Stroud

Posted by Dave at 1:22 pm

Reviews have been added to the site. They can be found on the album info pages. Some of them are nice, some of them are not nice. Some of them have just re-written our press releases.

Free Records on Ribs back catalogue for the first person to explain significance of the headline.

9 May 2009

World, prepare thyself: All The Empires of the World Imminent!

Posted by Dave at 10:06 am

Pop-pickers rejoice! Another new record is announced. And a new act for us too! This’ll be out before you can say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Because we don’t really deal in proper release dates or owt we’re not sure quite when it’ll be out: but it won’t be more than a week or so.

All The Empires of the World- Last Rites EP
Prepare to be bludgeoned to delirium! Two tracks of ecstatic doom from Nottingham’s finest, which operate on that strange threshold between ambient music and Very Loud Metal Music. Yet where others of the genre deal in darkness and death, AtEotW blast you with light and ask you to wallow in glory. A top release.

8 May 2009

To Leave A Mark

Posted by Alex at 4:39 pm

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the second album form Les Étoiles entitled To Leave A Mark.

To Leave A Mark

Like it’s predecesor, To Leave A Mark is an album of hesitation and sadness, memory and realisation, fear and acceptance, comfort and sorrow, all expressed with great beauty, simplicity and grace – an organ, a simple drum machine, a guitar, a hushed vocal, a moment of silence, a distant radio playing. To Leave A Mark was recorded by Les Étoiles during a period of stay in his home town and is a tribute to the places found there, many of which provided direct inspiration for the music.

The album will be available for free download and as an exclusive and gorgeously detailed limited edition boxed set. The boxed set will include the album itself as well a lyric sheets, photographs, maps, postcards and mysterious objects. Each boxed set will be individual and handmade by Les Étoiles himself. Pre-orders are now open.

This record will be the first release from Les Étoiles this year. The second as yet untitled record will feature unheard compositions by Les Étoiles finished in collaboration with Records On Ribs artists EL Heath and Talk Less, Say More as well as others. A project that is very exciting indeed.

Stand by for further updates and details of three forthcoming releases from Records On Ribs.

15 April 2009


Posted by Dave at 12:18 pm

Goodness me.

We knew Sweet Potato’s Mash was a good album, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the response its had since we released it last week. We’ve had 400 downloads on all formats already, making it our fastest downloaded release thus far. An appearance on a popular Hungarian mp3 blog has done no harm, but we’re genuinely delighted at the response its had so far.

In other news, we will shortly be uploading an ‘online video exhibition’ of EL Heath’s. Entitled ‘Obsolete’, the exhibition- currently showing at The Hive in Shrewsbury- comprises 8 short films shot on 8mm tape and edited using archaic editing software. They’re soundtracked by EL Heath’s music- including some currently unreleased tracks. Though simple, they’re profoundly affecting and open up a whole new dimension to Heath’s work. As an added bonus we’ll upload the haunting video Heath’s made for epic45’s track ‘In All The Empty Houses’.

7 April 2009

Mash Up

Posted by Dave at 12:22 pm

A good day for Badger, and a good day for fans of avant jazz-rock brilliance. For Sweet Potato’s Mash is finally upon us! And goodness knows it’s been worth the wait. A rollocking ride- like Faith No More hopping into a time machine and emerging in Canterbury circa 1971 (stopping off in Twin Peaks along the way)- it’s available now for download or to buy (as a carbon neutral jewel cased CD with 8 page colour artwork) for a mere £5. It’s a co-release with the good people at Foetal Orange and an album we’re extremely proud to be putting out.

It is also the first release we have put out on Bittorrent as MP3, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. If you are into such things, give the links a click and download this way – the more that do, the faster it becomes for everyone to do so, provided you keep seeding. Fire up those torrent clients immediately!

And we’re pleased to confirm three more forthcoming releases too…

The Exploits of Elaine: 2003-2005
In their current incarnation, The Exploits of Elaine are an improvising collective making music that sounds a little like This Heat playing folk music from the planet Saturn. But prior to that, they made bloody awesome post-rock music. Their songs were direct, emotionally powerful and contained more ideas than most bands in that genre have across a whole career. This is a compilation containing tracks from their untitled 2003 EP and some unreleased material from 2005, including the mighty Laputa, which replace that bloody Sigur Ros song on every single nature/sports programme trailer.

Talk Less, Say More – ‘It’s About Time’
A companion album to the mighty “It’s About Time” EP released on RoR. Tolstoy, Greek tragedy and theories of the life, the universe and everything delivered in devastating rhymes with slickly impressive production and a knowing nod in the direction of pop.

Les Etoiles – To Leave A Mark
Another fine album of haunting confessionals. The sparse beauty and devastating lyrical ability of ‘Never to Alight’ remains, but Mr Fitzpatrick has added lusher, richer instrumentation this time around. Another one for lonely nights.

14 February 2009


Posted by Dave at 2:38 pm

Hello there,

Very soon!

Very soon!

We’ve just taken delivery of our first professionally made release: Sweet Potato’s very very excellent album ‘Mash’. We’re doing it as a joint release with the lovely folks at Foetal Orange (run by Dom and Jack of Sweet Potato and Strap the Button) and expect it to be out within a week or two. The CDs have a four page liner booklet and are fully carbon neutral.

It’s an extraordinary record- quite unlike anything else we’ve heard. It’s somewhere between Ornette Coleman, Faith No More, Gentle Giant and post-Wyatt Soft Machine. Operatic vocals, free jazz wigouts, stonking riffs and curveballs aplenty.