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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.

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Happy new year: class of 2017 bundle

Firstly, happy new year. I hope you all had a good Christmas/holiday season and a decent enough new year’s.

Secondly, did you spend 2017 looking at our releases but didn’t actually buy them? Well, you’re in luck. Presenting: the Class of 2017 bundle.

A handy bundle featuring EVERYTHING we released in 2017 for a knock down price. You get the following:

  • Goldblume – Go Figure – CD
  • Tim Holehouse & Tourette Boys – Kill – CD
  • Tragical History Tour – Come on Home, Hero – flexi 7″
  • A Great Notion – Responsibilities – CD
  • BONO – No Escape – 7″
  • Heartwork – Things I Wish I’d Said – CD
  • Goldblume – Fawning – digital download
  • Tragical History Tour – Old Words – CD
  • Clown Smash Everything – The Bombs Are Getting Closer – CD
  • Tim Holehouse / Kaleb Stewart – Split – CD
  • MC iPod – Prom Night 2002 – CD
  • Mega Ran – Extra Credit – cassette
  • False Adults – 2017 Collection – handmade CD, exclusive to this bundle

For only £50, WITH FREE SHIPPING! This would normally cost £73, so you’re saving £23. The False Adults CD is an exclusive item, which features all the tracks from their I’ve Wondered Sometimes… EP, the 204863 Trioxin single (and B-side) and the What’s in the Box single (and B-side).

To sweeten the deal, I’ll chuck in some other goodies too…

Get your deal from right here.

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Happy Christmas and all that

Happy Christmas to all of you. Just a note that I’ll be away from 18th December until the end of the year, so any orders made during this time won’t be posted until the new year.

Sorry for any inconvenience, but I wanted to give y’all a heads up.

Thanks for a great 2017, and I’ll see you all in 2018.

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Pre order! The long awaited new MC iPod EP

I think I started work on this originally about eight years ago. After countless scrapped ideas and much frustration, the new solo recordings from MC iPod are now available to pre order!

  1. Where Ya Been, iPod? (feat. MC Lars & Dronic)
  2. Band People Problems
  3. #DIY (feat. Asher Baker, #heftyrealtalk & Dronic)
  4. Who Killed Mighty Ducks 4?

I’ve got some of my best friends on guest vocal duties, beat production from long-time iPod collaborators (Hgl, Sycamore Drive, Ankles) and the whole shebang mastered by Jethro from Goldblume. I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out; and now it’s your turn to hear it. Pre order your CD right now…