Friday, 15 October 2010
this will be the last post on this blog..
from now on our blog will be available at
also links to shop / mp3 player / discography etc etc
see you over there!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
BEAK> just got back from a brief yet highly enjoyable U.S tour. Those of you who managed to get to see shows @ the ATP New York festival / Manhattan / Los Angeles / San Francisco + the two record in-stores at Amoeba Records would have had the chance to pick up a limited edition tour cassette with 2 brand new BEAK> tracks. We have around 30 of these babies on sale exclusively from the INVADA webshop. Each tape has the tracks Deserters & The Russian on them. Each tape has been professionally printed and shrinkwrapped.
The tapes wont stick around for long and its doubtful they will be repressed.
If you want to catch BEAK> the band will be playing a few very select shows between now and the end of the year. Here are the dates..
16 Oct 2010 MACUF Museum, A CORUÑA, SPAIN
26 Oct 2010 Old Vic Theatre, BRISTOL, UK
30 Oct 2010 The Forum, LONDON , UK
13 Nov 2010 The Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS, UK
We have currently sold out of all BEAK> shirts but there will be more on sale at the forthcoming shows. There are a few copies left of the Blue Vinyl Gatefold 2xLP + the WULFSTAN 4 track vinyl EP. These are extremely limited and will be gone very shortly.
On other BEAK> news - the band will be releasing a split 12" with INVADA bandmates DD/MM/YYYY early next year.. Keep checking back for more info and hopefully a video for the BEAK> side of this project.
Finally for BEAK> fanatics - Billy, Geoff and Matt have also been hard at work with the production of the forthcoming ANIKA album. If you dont know anything about ANIKA - check below and watch the video for Yang Yang
Monday, 13 September 2010
Invada's latest act ANIKA releases her debut single today. 'Yang Yang' b/w 'Masters Of War' these two tracks are available digitally through Anika's band camp website http://anika.bandcamp.com as well as other digital outlets such as iTunes
In case you dont know much about Anika - read below
The First Lady of Invada
‘Anika’ album released 25th October on Invada Records
Invada Records are proud to announce the release of the debut, self
titled album by Anika, released on 25th October.
Living between Berlin and Bristol whilst working as a political
journalist and music promoter, Anika met Bristol band Beak>.
Immediately it was clear that they shared the same musical vision; a
love of punk, dub and 60’s girl groups. The following week Anika and
Beak> went into the studio to begin recording ANIKA's debut album.
They recorded the album in 12 days. The album is a collection of
uneasy easy listening.
Anika spent the long summers of her childhood in Germany. Raised by
her music-loving rebel mother, by the time she was 16 she had bought
shares in Haldern music festival, met Patti Smith and already dreamt
of a life making music. Living on the outskirts of London as a
teenager only increased her appetite for discovering new music and
becoming a musician. Post college degree and looking for like-minded
musical souls in Bristol she met Beak>.
The result of this collaboration is a
political/trashy/discordent/reggae/German/old school Bristol/punk-funk
sound - all sown together with a collection of classic songs and a
sound of other worldliness.
Terry/Yang Yang/End Of the World/Masters Of War/Officer
Officer/Sadness Hides The Sun/No-one’s There/I Go To Sleep/Masters Of
The Album Released on CD / LP (limited white vinyl) / Digital - October 15th
Yang Yang / Masters Of War – out now digitally
Watch the video for the stand out track ‘Yang Yang’
Thursday, 19 August 2010
the CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX latest CD and LP 'I VIGILANTE' has landed at the INVADA HQ.
We are now taking pre-orders for both formats. The Vinyl we have is a strictly limited edition White Vinyl Mail order EXCLUSIVE ; limited to just 250 copies.
When these are gone they will NOT be repressed.
We are offering 3 packages - the CD , the LP, and a discounted package deal for the DIE-HARDS who want both formats.
Before we get tons of emails asking about the standard Black Vinyl LP's we will have these as well - but as the White Vinyls are so limited we are offering CBP fans a chance exclusively here to purchase before the Black Vinyl go on general sale.
The album has just received a glowing 9/10 review in the forthcoming edition of ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE , and is the lead review.
TO PURCHASE THE LP - http://invadarecords.bigcartel.com/product/crippled-black-phoenix-e-lp-white-vinyl-mail-order-exclusive-250-copies-only
TO PURCHASE THE CD - http://invadarecords.bigcartel.com/product/crippled-black-phoenix-i-vigilante-lp-white-vinyl-mail-order-exclusive-250-copies-only
TO PURCHASE THE LP / CD PACKAGE DEAL - http://invadarecords.bigcartel.com/product/crippled-black-phoenix-i-vigilante-white-vinyl-lp-cd-package-deal-pre-order-exclusive
some info in case you havent heard...
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX
‘I, Vigilante’ released 6th September 2010 on Invada Records
“they roam laggardly through rural post-rock, prog, folk, ambient and doom metal pastures without even trying your patience. Some parts are prettily sinister - think Godspeed meets The League Of Gentlemen - while others are curiously euphoric. Highly recommended." Uncut
Activity, 2010 A.D.
"Lupus Pilum Mutat, Non Mentem" - The wolf may change its fur, but not its nature. This is the sentiment that runs throughout the new six (6) track album "I, Vigilante". It encompasses words of warning and tales of trouble from times past up to the present, songs of standing your ground and stories from our history, for it is only through history we truly exist.
"I, Vigilante" is something of a catch-up point for CBP as even though the last mammoth albums were only released last year, the songs on "The Resurrectionists" and "Night Raider" are in fact older, dating back to 2007. So to save frustrations and to keep the gears oiled, CBP have recorded five (5) new songs to release this summer. This is not the usual type of album in CBPs world, it performs a slightly different agenda, shorter and to-the-point, although the running time is still around the 45 minute mark. It makes more of a statement of where the band is in the live arena, with a noticeably raw and less produced approach.
This new recording includes the songs "Troublemaker", We Forgotten Who We Are", "Fantastic Justice" and the massive tribute to WWII veterans of the Battle Of The Bulge "Bastogne Blues". Also included is CBPs faithful tribute to the 1st Journey album (the FIRST one, i.e. before Steve Perry) in the form of the song "Of A Lifetime".
Sunday, 25 July 2010
CHECK OUT THIS PITCHFORK ARTICLE :
The Cut-Of-Its-Jib reveals that BEAK> are heading out to the U.S of A in September for a week or so..
If anyone wants to check out the Bristol 3 piece over there here is some further info
BEAK> NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS
Sep 3 Bowery Ballroom NYC http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/000044E9AA7479B4?artistid=725445&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
Sep 4 ATP Festival
Sep 7 Independent SF
Sep 10 Troubadour Los Angeles
There are a couple of other things we will mention about these dates next week so keep checking back.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Massive friend of INVADA and all round 'sick bastard' Daniel Sparkes AKA Mudwig, recently designed the BEAK> 12" EP and Shirt. We still have very few of each in the store and once these are gone you wont see them again.
His work can be seen at selected exhibitions around the world.. Recent visits to L.A and Poland have made his work even more collectable and saught after by collectors of twisted art.
We're such fans of this grotesque creature we want to spread the word and people should check out what he has to offer the world...
check out some of his work here
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
If anyone happens to be in Spain or Switzerland this weekend. You may wanna check out the mighty BEAK> who aere playing the following festivals..
FRIDAY : ATP Stage Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain . 8.20
SATURDAY : Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Dudingen, Switzerland. 9.00
The band will be selling the brand new MUDWIG black shirt - which has just arrive in the 'nick of time' at the Invada offices..
We have a few copies of this shirt i've managed to rifle out of the boxes...
Click here if you wanna get your paws on one
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
SPADES & HOES & PLOWS is the third solo album by Welsh producer, pianist and songwriter David Wrench, and was commissioned for Julian Cope's Black Sheep by Cope and Fat Paul. The album presents four traditional folk themes from the British Isles, all performed in an eerily upfront and cadaverous manner, reminiscent of such late black metal as Furze, or perhaps a radical hybrid of Andrew King and an acoustic Khanate. But this is hardly a radical new course for Wrench, whose obsessions with cultural marginalia began as long ago as the late 80s with Nid Madagascar, his Welsh language acid house band. In 1997, Wrench released the turbulent BLOW WINDS BLOW, a dark set of songs influenced by Peter Hammill and John Cale. As the co-leader of the short-lived glam-sleaze duo Bubblegun, Wrench grabbed the ear of Julian Cope, whose particularly enjoyed the earnest electro-ballad ‘Beautiful Cunt’. David Wrench’s next solo album was THE ATOMIC WORLD OF TOMORROW, a horny melange of politically charged hi-energy synth pop. As an Engineer/Producer and Mixer, he has recently worked with Caribou, mixing most of the new album Swim, and previous album ANDORRA, engineering the Mercury prize nominated TWO SUNS by Bat For Lashes, WHEN THE HAAR ROLLS IN by James Yorkston, and producing the critically acclaimed albums GOODBYE FALKENBURG by Race Horses, GOTHIC ROAD by Jackie Leven, MIRACLE INN and BORE DA by Euros Childs, and THE QUICKENIG by Kathryn Williams. He recently was awarded the BBC Radio Cymru C2 award of Producer of the Year for the 3rd time. He joined Julian Cope’s group Black Sheep in 2008, performing vocals on their 2009 album KISS MY SWEET APOCALYPSE 2.
This Album is available from Invada now, click link below
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Here's a free download from Bath's THOUGHT FORMS. Recorded at the recent show in Bristol with SEATTLE psyche fiends MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE. The show was more of an improv set from the band, a bloody good one at that!!
download it here -
Monday, 10 May 2010
Just a quick thanks to everyone that ordered the new GNOD VS WHITE HILLS split release... Rocket have kindly given us another 12 copies today... Once these are gone they are gone for good.. The pictures on the internet DOES NOT give this record the plaudits it deserves.. A beautiful psychedlic design with an embossed clear varnish patern on top certainly nominates this record as 'sleeve of the year' so far for us....
Other limited runs coming to an end...
BEAK> - WULFSTAN EP 12" down to the last 30 copies now..
BEAK> - 2 x BLUE VINYL LP down to the last 20 copies now
BEAK> - Posters - 1 left
BEAK> - Mudwig designed shirts.. 2 Yellow / 5 Red / 4 white (limited sizes available) left
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Our favourite Artist MUDWIG comes up with the goods again with this incredible BEAK> red shirt. Get em' whilst you can....
Monday, 3 May 2010
STOCK NOW IN & READY TO SHIP FROM INVADA STORE. BEAK> / WHITE HILLS vs GNOD / CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX
We have taken a massive delivery of product FRESH out of the factory!!!
The third pressing of the BEAK> album on BLUE vinyl is now in stock and wont hang around for long. The 1st two pressings (white / black colored vinyl) sold out very fast. We have pressed around 500 copies of the latest and probably have around 35 copies left after the pre-sale
The new BEAK> 4 track EP "WULFSTAN" is also now in stock and is flying out. The majority of these were taken on the road last week when the band supported CHRIS CUNNINGHAM on his UK tour. Some more of these will be held back for forthcoming BEAK> live dates, but the majority of these have been sold as part of our "pre-sale". We have around 50 left - so act fast if you want one. THESE ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE SHOPS. Only from this website or when the band play live.
We have JUST 2 of the silk screened POSTERS left from the BEAK> 2009 tour numbers 7/8 & 8/8. These are signed by all members of BEAK> (geoff barrow / matt williams / billy fuller)
Scroll down the blog for pics / further information
We have literally a handful of the WHITE HILLS vs GNOD double LP's ( on our good friends ROCKET RECORDINGS) left in the webshop.. These will be gone pretty much by the end of Tuesday we predict.
The new forthcoming CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX CD / LP is at the factory at the moment. Titled " I VIGILANTE' the band hope to have some available in a couple of weeks on their tour which is going over Europe. We will be doing a limited pre-sale next week for this. We are hoping to have some special colour vinyl in for the collectors .. ONLY available from the bands live shows and here.
In the meantime we have re-pressed '200 TONS OF BAD LUCK' & 'A LOVE OF SHARED DISASTERS' CD's - these have been out of stock for a while.. These are back in the webshop and are ready to ship NOW...
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Invada friends and fellow Record Label buddy's "ROCKET RECORDINGS" have kindly given Invada somewhat of an exclusive release for sale on this Site.
We have been lucky enough to have 10 copies of this KILLER release - act fast if you want to get your mits on these ; They wont hang around for long..
MAXIMUM 2 per person.. to order click here
GNOD / WHITE HILLS
GNOD DROP OUT WITH WHITE HILLS II
Limited double LP
An exciting haze of echoing psychedelia, electronic & experimental Krautrock and trance-inducing sunroof of a kosmische blur.
2. RUN-A ROUND
4. THE SECRET SOCIETY
5. SPACED MAN
6. WELL HANG
7. DROP OUT
8. PER SEMPRE
Welcome to the meeting of future minds, welcome to oceans far divide, welcome to flashing hypnotic travels, welcome to suspended grooves unraveled, welcome to the new Rocket
Recordings release to drop out of the sky..........
‘Gnod Drop Out with White Hills II’ is the first official collaboration between two of the most colossal cosmic manglers on the planet, that of astral rejecters Gnod (Manchester) and former Rocket, now Thrill Jockey’s spacerock juggernauts White Hills (New York).
Hot on the heels from their Not Not Fun sold out release, as well as countless self unleashed CDRs & various indie label alliances, Gnod have been stirring their galactic soup of flashbacked rituals with unpredictable incendiary results, both on record and as a live experience. Having them join forces with White Hills for this record is akin to having the aural equivalent of those 3D magic eye stereograms, looked at in one way, they just don’t make sense, but seen through the repetition of the music, the result is out of this world.
Since White Hills last outing with Rocket Recordings on the ‘Collisions’split with The Heads, the band have successfully released their debut album for the US label Thrill Jockey and now have notched up an impressive back catalogue of releases. Their fiery brand of heavy spacerock has seen them burning up live appearances over the years as they continue on the path towards uncharted territories.
To celebrate this thundering union, Rocket Recordings have embarked upon the release of a double vinyl LP expanding into four phases of pulsating mantras, awash with all the hypno
propulsion both bands motor skills can pilot.
It’s brimming with surrendered NEU like patterns, like both bands driving through ‘Dingerland’ with „LA Woman… blasting from the rushing air. We have 16 minute elegant ‘Bel Air’ suites, it’s ebbed & flowing mesmerizing grooves burst with swooping grandiose synths, like gentle waves, hanging in time. Interjections of oscillating guitars and keyboards, designed to propel the captured listener into a trance-inducing sunroof of kosmische blur, rupturing out through the expansive blue.
The 8 tracks contained over 4 sides are embedded with 4 long 10 minute plus pieces & these anchor the whole experience firmly into an exciting haze of echoing psychedelia, electronic & experimental Krautrock trippo-nova. After which, all four corners of your mind’s eye have been
consecrated ‘in Gnod we trust’s’ world of undulating symphonies.
For more information on the bands e-mail
or visit the bands myspace page:
SELECTION OF REVIEWS:
“Stomping bruiser anthems (think Motorhead on elephant tranquilizers). Can’t describe what a magnetic wrecking ball this album is”
Not Not Fun
“A true cosmic phenomenon”
“An album that pulses and throbs with heads-down astral power that take one quite literally far out”
Drowned In Sound
“Masters of enjoyably turgid, alternately trudging, surging and cycling psych”
“White Hills have shaken up the spacerock box, and shown that the patterns you can make therein
are as infinite as the stars”
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Whilst preparing for the current BEAK> tour supporting Chris Cunningham, we unearthed a hand full of last years screen printed tour posters that were on-sale at the winter 2009 All Tomorrow's Parties festival and surrounding dates.
We have 8 here in the office that are hand numbered and signed by each of the band members..
GEOFF BARROW (portishead)
BILLY FULLER (the moles)
MATT WILLIAMS (team brick)
these posters are strictly first come / first served... Meaning the first person to order will get number 1 out of 8 , the second person 2 out of 8 etc etc.
The posters are sized at 42 cm in width and 59 cm in height.
Each poster is black and white and screen printed on heavy-weight paper.
Each poster will be rolled up and sent in a card poster tube to avoid any damage.
Act quick if you want one of these as we don't expect them to hang around for long..
Sunday, 18 April 2010
The band are on the road supporting Chris Cunningham on a few select dates...
Friday, 2 April 2010
GEOFF BARROW (portishead) / BILLY FULLER (the moles) / MATT WILLIAMS (team brick) are BEAK>
BEAK> - "WULFSTAN" 12"
A brand new 4 track 12" exclusively on sale from the Invada Records Store and all BEAK> live shows.
A digital version will also be available exclusively from the bands "bandcamp" site.
The title track "Wulfstan" continues where the debut album left off....simply live in a studio room with no overdubs.
Wulfstan is accompanied by 3 live tracks including 'Ham Green' , 'Blagdon Lake' plus a live version of the title track.
Limited pressing of 500 copies
AII) Ham Green Live
BI) Wulfstan Live
BII) Blagdon Lake Live
to purchase the 12" goto http://invadarecords.bigcartel.com/
to purchase a digital version goto http://beak.bandcamp.com/
BEAK> - Gatefold 2 x LP Blue Vinyl Pressing
The critically acclaimed debut album released in October last year by BEAK> still available in 2010. The first two LP pressings (pressed on black and white vinyl respectively) have now sold out. Invada have pressed an extremely limited 3rd version on Blue Vinyl for anyone that missed out the first time. There are only 500 copies of this killer LP so get in there quick
to purchase the LP goto http://invadarecords.bigcartel.com/.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Our good friends and notorious Bristol LONG'HAIRS Gonga have a few shows this week in and around the UK....
Our advice is too check them out......
Tues 16th March -Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff w/ Spider Kitten
Weds 17th -Old Angel, Nottingham w/Gorilla
Thurs 18th - Riffs Bar, Swindon w/ Gorilla
Fri 19th - Tubman, Hastings w/ Gorilla
Sat 20th -The Acid Gallery, London w/ Gorilla
Friday, 5 March 2010
The Mighty CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are back in State Of Art studio's in Bristol and are recording a new 45-50 min project to be released on Invada around the end of May. The band will also have copies available for their forthcoming trek around Europe... (full tour dates coming next week). The new project will be released on CD and Ltd edition Vinyl LP.
Next week Invada will be going down to the studio to hear some of the new material and grab some photos from the session.
The band have been working non-stop on the road and recently completed a very successful tour in the UK with alternative pioneers New Model Army. The band have also recorded a cover of Pink Floyd's 'run like hell' for a MOJO magazine covermount and this weekend are working on a AC/DC cover for Classic Rock Magazine. Be sure to check them both out.
The albums released last May - '200 Tons of Bad Luck' and the deluxe limited edition Box Set version 'The Resurrectionisrs / Night Raider' were universally recognized as two of last years oustanding UK releases. There are still a few VERY VERY limited boxes left from the Invada store. As well as the debut album 'A Love Of Shared Disasters'
The band are selling some merchandise directly and you can get this from their myspace address.. http://www.myspace.com/crippledblackphoenix
Check back next week for the forthcoming tour dates, + some studio images / footage and some further info about the forthcoming release.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
In the Invada webstore http://invadarecords.bigcartel.com/ we have the BEAK> cd , limited copies left of the 2x LP and some extremely limited tour t-shirts.
Here's what people are saying about the album..
"an exercise in pecking the boundaries of experimentation"
"explores the unmathematical, analogue grooves of Krautrock,
with driving motorik beats, hypnotic basslines,
intense swells of organ and mantric vocals"
The Daily Telegraph 4 stars
"veers from Pink Floydian ambience to doom rock"
The Times 4 stars
"metronomic rhythms stretched like elastic; percussion as
precise as surgery"
"a West Coast dope smoker's take on Neu!'s
"Beak> have a power all their own"
Monday, 25 January 2010
It has come to our attention that the 3rd party company who process orders for us have not been corresponding data correctly to our email - nor to our suppliers.
We are hoping this problem should be resolved after a lengthy conversation today and we may have got to the bottom of the problem.
We have set up a mail order help contact which will be checked twice a week by someone directly inside the Invada office who will be able to 'iron out' any problems with the Big Cartel (our mail order shop).
If you have any problems PLEASE only contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT contact the email@example.com email address, or the invada records myspace website. (any messages coming into these two sites will simply be deleted)
After lenthy discussions with our mail order contacts -
We would also like to raise two points.
1) Sending product by 'special' 'registered' or 'recorded delivery' will always guarantee your item and insure the item to replacement value. If you order and just pay regular 1st class, we cannot guarantee or replace items that go missing in the post - although we will do our best to try and help the situation.
2) Delivery times : Please allow upto 14 days for UK and 28 days for rest of world. Most days our mail order company go to the Post Office or use courier companies for dispatch - therefore items normally get sent out same day as order comes in. Please be patient and do not bombard us with emails unless the item doesnt come in the allocated time we are stating here.
Thanks for reading :
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Okay so its another year and exciting times here at Invada Records.
Firsty appologies for anyone thats emailed in over the xmas holiday and is waiting for a response. Swine Flu took over the office just at the end of the BEAK> tour and its only now that we're fully open and ready for business..
Regarding Mail order queries / complaints - we are currently working on a new system where there will be more control direct from Invada HQ rather than the current system which is basically controlled by a 3rd Party.
This should help 'iron-out' any problems / delays or mistakes on Invada merchandise & products. In a couple of days i will post up details of how the shop will change with a new designated email address to deal with any problems personally.
In the meantime Invada have plenty of new products ready to snap up from the store.. here's a list of what we have.
1) BEAK> limited edition MUDWIG designed shirt in white, yellow and red. EXCLUSIVELY available from the Invada webstore
2) BEAK> logo shirts EXCLUSIVELY available from the Invada webstore
2) BEAK> self titled Double gatefold LP on black vinyl OR the extremely limited edition White "LA Playback edition"
3) BEAK> regular edition cd
4) September original soundtrack CD and DVD package (BAFTA winning short film and soundtrack including beautiful music by Kaada /A Hawk And A Hacksaw / Crescent to name just a few. EXCLUSIVELY available for the Invada webstore
5) PEEESSEYE & TALIBAM - self titled collaboration CD. EXCLUSIVELY available from the Invada webstore
5) African Apparel presents BOB MARLEY t-shirt. Our good friends at African Apparel have kindly let us sell some of their awesome shirts. Get them whilst you can as they sell-out extremely quickly from every outlet they're on sale at.
6) The Fauns - our shoegazing friends from Bristol make an album with a bit of Slowdive / Swervedriver / Alcest and MBV but with a unique Bristol vibe to it. An Excellent album - Highly recommended.
7) Thought Forms Shirts - A few TF's shirts left over from their recent tour with BEAK>. We havent got many of these left so get them now!! EXCLUSIVELY available from the Invada webstore.
GET OVER TO http://invadarecords.bigcartel.com/ NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Over the next few days Invad will announce the release schedule for the 1st part of 2010.
Keep checking back..