Illuminated by a couple of 60 watt bulbs it wasn’t easy to snap Lost Garden when they played at West Street Live in Sheffield on June 26th. The venue tries to put on live music most evenings which is great, but having booked Danse Society to play, and dragging them all the way from Liverpool, you might have thought it was worth telling someone about the event! Not even a hand scribbled poster on the window. Anyhow, Lost Garden were invited to open the proceedings, and it was interesting to hear them incorporating some drum patterns and other more aggressive elements into the sound, perhaps mindful of the hard core goths who did turn up for the show. Danse Society? They were astonishingly loud (and I speak as someone who saw Deep Purple when they were still officially the loudest rock band in the world!) which rather took the shine off it for us, although you have to say they seemed to have it all together.
Barry asked for a poster for the Lost Garden appearance at his famous Record Collector shop (see below), our sleeve designer has obliged.
The Lost Garden CD album has arrived, and the limited edition fold out digipak looks good. The band signed a box of copies for all the pre-orders (and a few extra if you are quick). Any pre-orders will ship on the 24th. Lost Garden are planning some local shows in unusual venues both to promote the release and support indie shops. Dates will be published shortly.
We have at last got a confirmed shipping date for the LOST GARDEN CD, and expect to get our stock during the week commencing April 20th. Apologies for the time-lag. Our aim is to get pre-order copies out that week all being well. In case you missed it, pre-order stock will be signed by the two band members. Read more about the CD here.
Clearing out our German warehouse a while ago, amongst the stock which came back were a few copies of our earlier English Electric releases. These can be ordered only via our online shop while they last. They are mint copies, never played.
We have now sent out all pre-ordered copies of the Chicken Legs Weaver CD, so expect them in your letter-box any day!
The first two titles of our relaunch can now be pre-ordered. CHICKENLEGS WEAVER is due to ship at the end of February. LOST GARDEN’S debut CD will ship in March. Both titles are packaged in exclusive art six panel digipak covers for a limited time. They are also priced at a discount for a while. As an added bonus, ALL orders for LOST GARDEN will be signed by the two musicians for a limited period. You can pre-order the CDs from our approved mail order outlet now. In store release dates will be announced shortly.
T-shirts for the artists will also be available soon, available to wear in the North East now or the rest of the UK in the summer!
Artwork for the upcoming Chicken Legs Weaver CD release is now being proofed. The art was designed by Andy’s friend Martin Bedford, known locally as a prolific concert poster designer whose vibrant work hasbeen helping publicise rock shows in Sheffield for four decades. Having looked at the art, English Electric decided that rather than go down the traditional jewel case route, we would release the album in a double gatefold digipak.