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Remember Molasses? They’re back! In Pog form!

So, I run the occasional gig. Nine times out of ten it’s for a band who has released stuff on the label. One such band is Molasses. With Alessia now living in Finland – and Katie still in the UK – the band is mostly dormant, but they would be reunited in July for a few gigs. Obviously I was quick to sort something, with this Simpsons-referencing poster.

Molasses Poster

With this being me, however, that wouldn’t be enough. As such, I present to you…

Molasses Pogs

KRUMM101 – Molasses – Complete discPOGraphy – released as 4 custom Molasses Pogs with a download code for their 20-track discography.

Yup.

Remember Molasses? They’re back! In Pog form!

These will be available on Friday. If we have any leftovers, I’m sure the band will take some for the rest of their gigs, and I’ll take some for this very website.

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Long overdue post!

I always leave it way too long to ever post anything on here, so here’s another long overdue post!

B-Sydes

Those of you who pre-ordered your Constant Fiction LPs should have them by now. Thank you so much for pre-ordering and making this a reality! We have a few extras, so if you were slack and still want a copy, get in touch with Ben or myself and we can sort something.

Heartwork

Dan has a new single, Dust, available from his Bandcamp page; as well as new tour dates announced alongside Ed Poole. There’s plans for a new EP in the not-too-distant future, too.

Tragical History Tour

Deek is, as always, insanely busy. In fact, today he’s off to Ireland for a few shows.

Clown Smash Everything + Project Mork

These two Norwich noise-makers have announced a few dates together for mid-July.

False Adults

We did some writing/demoing recently. We’re still a alive.

Goldblume

The début album is out in November. Keep an eye out, seriously big things afoot here.

KRUMM100

This will be great. Slow, but great…

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GDPR notes

I’ll keep this brief as you’re all, no doubt, sick of GDPR related messages.

You should now see a Cookie Consent pop up the first time you visit the site, which contains a link to what cookies are and what is done with them.

We’ve also now got a full privacy policy on the site.

If you’re wondering why you’ve not received a GDPR-related email from us… I deleted the mailing list, including all the personal details contained within.

ADDENDUM: I’ve now deleted all order data and all customer data, so rest assured that I no longer have any of your personal data.

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Aaahh!!! Real Updates

As it’s a nice, sunny, day; I figured I’d sit here inside listening to Hobo Johnson and write y’all an update:

KRUMM086 – Tragical History Tour – Aphorisms – LP / CD
All formats are in stock and ready to go. All pre orders have been dealt with by Make-That-a-Take Records, but we’ll have them on sale as of tomorrow. The LP will also be “officially” available everywhere – Amazon, HMV, indies, etc – as of Friday 1st June.

KRUMM093 – Newts – I / II – Tape
Our original plans fell through due to an issue with the manufacturer. I’ve since made a new order with a new supplier but they’re also having delays. Newts have a Cambridge gig on May 11th and we’re aiming for that as the launch gig. Pre order a copy now.

KRUMM097 – Lay it on the Line – The Black Museum – CD
These have been ordered and are in production. There will be a “proper” release – through all channels such as Amazon, etc – on Friday 29th June but we’ll be posting our copies out in May. Pre order yours here.

KRUMM098 – Tim Holehouse vs. Malcolm Tent – Split – CD
I’m picking up my copies of this tonight so I’ll put them on the store tomorrow. The digital release will be next Friday, where it’ll be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, etc.

KRUMM099 – Jake Martin – 1,555 Syllables That Mean Everything – CD
All ordered and in production. These will be out on Friday 4th May although we’ll probably have a pre order for the CD in the next week or so.

KRUMM100…
This is going to be sweet…

That should catch you all up on everything for now! Sorry for the delays.

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Aaahh!!! Real Musings…

I’m just sitting here awaiting the arrival of Derrick aka Tragical History Tour so thought I’d write a few things down because #websites are supposed to have #content, yeah?

The label is very quickly approaching release number 100. This is a stupidly high number and I never planned to get this high. It’s also a massive milestone and – whilst I’ll probably never admit it to anyone face to face – I’m actually really proud that the label has carried on for this long. I did genuinely consider jacking everything in at number 100 though. I’d planned catalogue numbers that took me up to KRUMM100 and that was going to be it.

I was self employed and struggling for work, and the label was a massive financial drain. Make no mistake, this label loses money hand over fist. This is something I do because I love my friends and love their music, not to make money. I just didn’t have the funds to keep covering everything, and was perilously close to maxing out both my Paypal Credit account and my credit card.

I’d spoken to very few people – mostly notably Ben “B” Sydes who is always, always, there for me when I need to moan about the state of the label and my finances – about how I didn’t think I’d make it to the end of 2018 and how KRUMM100 would be the end.

Then I got offered a new job.

I haven’t started yet – that should happen in the next fortnight – but having a regular source of income alongside my freelance work is, frankly, a much-needed dose of financial security that I personally – and definitely the label – need.

Without even realising it, my list of upcoming releases had surpassed KRUMM100 and currently stands somewhere near 105 (I think). I hadn’t consciously backtracked on my plan to shutter the label, I just found myself getting excited again and agreeing to release a few more things.

Don’t get me wrong, I always loved the label, but it’s hard to get excited by something that costs you hundreds upon hundreds of pounds when you honestly can’t afford to pay the rent and your next day of paid work is over a week away. But hey, I’m not after sympathy, this is the life I chose after all.

So… what will KRUMM100 be? Y’know what? I’ve still not decided. Possibly Asher Baker’s new album as his first was KRUMM050. Possibly Tim Holehouse’s new album as he’s the most prolific artist on the label. Possibly some sort of compilation. What I do know, however, is that we’ve gone from number 100 being the end of the label, to being a celebration of the past – and the future – of the label and I, for one, am happy about that.

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Two new pre orders RIGHT NOW!

Yup. Two brand new pre orders (although one was meant to be out today…)

Firstly is a new cassette compilation from Cambridge/London noise-mongers Newts. I’ve loved them from the second I heard them, and am thrilled to be released a compilation of their two EPs (and two bonus tracks). We were hoping to have them ready for today but – due to a delay – we’re still waiting. In the meantime, pre order yours now. Limited to just 50 copies.

Secondly is the ever-prolific Tim Holehouse, who releases a brand new single in the form of a red 7″ flexi disc. This double-A side contains a new electric version of live favourite Good Morning, Mr Vampire and new track Ideza Jail (as well as a bonus download-only third track). Limited to just 250 so pre order one right away.

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Pre order the new Tragical History Tour LP RIGHT NOW

Image of Tragical History Tour - "Aphorisms" LP - *VINYL PRE-ORDER*

Yup, Aphorisms – the début LP from Dundee folk punk Tragical History Tour is now available to pre order. It’s a collaborative release between ourselves and our good friends Make-that-a-Take and Team Beard.

MTAT are handling all of the pre-orders – available in various bundles – so please check out their page and make an order. There will also be a CD version available, as well as the usual digital downloads.