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’