Brian Cannon who designed all of the early Oasis sleeves alongside the cover of Super Furry Animals’ debut album has launched a new website.

The website celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his agency Microdot Creative and includes many shots of sleeves being created. You may recognise the writing below.

Oasis Definitely Maybe handwritten

Click here to view the website. The Oasis gallery on his website can be viewed by clicking here.

Jim Jasmine (Jim Shepherd of the Jasmine Minks), Boyracer and The Painted Word are featured on volume 3 of the Television Personalities tribute albums released by Canada’s Beautiful Music label.

Vol. 1Vol. 2

Previous versions included Phil Wilson, BMX Bandits, Biff Bang Pow! Nikki Sudden and The Legend!

The tracklisting for Volume 3 is shown in the image below:

All Those Times We Spent Together

You can pre-order the new album alongside the previous two volumes by clicking here and you can also read about how the idea for the albums was put together by clicking here.

Jamine Minks - Poppy White EP
The Jasmine Minks have released a new EP of unreleased tracks from 1992 with all proceeds from the EP going to MacMillan Cancer Support charity.

The website states: “Oatcake Records are proud to release as their inaugural record, a Jasmine Minks 4 track CD ‘Poppy White’ recorded in 1992 and never before released. This 4 track ep is dedicated to the memory of 2 guys very important in the Minks, sadly with us no more. All proceeds from this sale will go to the MacMillan Cancer Support charity. mp3 versions are available from i-tunes, amazon, 7digital, tesco and many more places throughout the world.”

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Sonic Cathedral

Uncut reports that acclaimed UK indie label Sonic Cathedral is set to release a tribute album to former 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson.

‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ features contributions from the likes of Dead Meadow, A Place To Bury Strangers and an appearance from Erickson himself.

Erickson will be backed by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields and The Black Angels on a live rendition of 13th Floor Elevators’ classic, ‘Roller Coaster’.

The album will be released on June 7.

The tracklisting for ‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ is:

Roky Erickson & The Black Angels – ‘Roller Coaster’
The Strange Attractors – ‘Reverberation (Doubt)’
All The Saints – ‘Don’t Fall Down’
A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Tried To Hide’
Dead Meadow – ‘Kingdom Of Heaven’
Darker My Love – ‘She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)’
Sarabeth Tucek – ‘Splash 1 (Now I’m Home)’
Lower Heaven – ‘Fire Engine’
Hush Arbors – ‘Dr Doom’
Cheval Sombre – ‘You Don’t Love Me Yet’
Le Volume Courbe – ‘I Love The Living You’
Black Acid – ‘Unforced Peace’
I Break Horses – ‘Goodbye Sweet Dreams’

Album can be ordered directly from Sonic Cathedral here.

Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80′s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80′s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading

Corin Ashley has just released his new single ‘Badfinger Bridge’ which features Ed Ball alongside Martin Carr and Rob Cieka from the Boo Radleys. The track was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios.

Corin Ashley

Here’s what Corin had to say about the recording:

“When I recorded this, I was thinking how much all the Creation fans (like myself) would enjoy it. I have purchased every single thing Ed has ever released, so it was a big thrill for me to get him on my record. And I was always a huge Boos fan, so to get those guys in the studio together for the first time in ten years meant a lot. We even invited Sice to sing the harmony, but he couldn’t make it and we had to “make do” with Ken Stringfellow. And to have it all happen in Studio 2 at Abbey Road, magical. I even just got a nice Facebook msg from Liam Gallagher saying the song is cool, so what more could a boy want?” Continue reading

Teenage Fanclub have been added to the Belle & Sebastian curated ATP this December.

Celebrating 10 years since the original Belle & Sebastian curated Bowlie, Bowlie 2 runs from 10th – 12th December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. The weekend also features Belle & Sebastian / Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan / Julian Cope / The Vaselines / The New Pornographers / Vashti Bunyan / The Apples In Stereo / Frightened Rabbit / Field Music / Howlin’ Rain / Those Dancing Days / The Dutchess And The Duke / Silver Columns

Tickets are available from the ATP website by clicking here.

Sean Jackson

After more than a decade away, Sean Jackson of 18 Wheeler returns with his debut solo album.

We caught up with him to talk about his time on the label, upsetting Kate Moss, gigging with Kim Fowley, life since the 90’s heyday and working with Joe Foster again on his excellent new album.

You can also hear a track from his new album.

Click here to read the interview.

Malcolm Mclaren

Very sad news about Malcolm McLaren who has died aged 64 of cancer.

The world today would be so different without him. He made the dull 70′s exciting and later took Hip-Hop mainstream in the UK in the early 80′s. We are unlikely to see someone like him again.

McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son, Joseph Corre, has paid tribute to his father who he stated was “the original punk rocker” who “revolutionised the world”. “He’s somebody I’m incredibly proud of. He’s a real beacon of a man for people to look up to,” he added.

The Guardian has also written a piece featuring his career in videos which you view here.