Tuesday, 7 August 2018

release date - the Orchids

the Orchids formed in Glasgow in 1985, releasing their first flexi, on the Sha La La label in 1987

"I've Got A Habit" came in 1988 - it was the second single release on the legendary Sarah Records

Their fourth single, "An Ill Wind That Blows" was released on Caff, the label run by Bob Stanley (of the band Saint Etienne) - the label also released 7"es by Pulp and the Manic Street Preachers

In 1989 the Orchids released Lyceum, the first long player on Sarah Records (described by Melody Maker as "Another fountainhead of unqualified greatness")

This was followed by Unholy Soul (1991 - "A beautiful album – timeless melodies for sure."), Epicurean (a compilation) and Striving For the Lazy Perfection (1994 - "Encompassing everything from dream pop to trip-hop, it's certainly a product of its time and place, yet it also possesses a certain timeless quality")

All three albums were produced by Ian Carmichael, a member of One Dove

In 1995 the Orchids played at the Sarah Records farewell party on board the Thekla in Bristol

The band then when quiet for just over a decade before releasing their fourth album proper in 2007 - Good To Be A Stranger - "it doesn’t matter if this is just a one-off because the Orchids have added another classic album to their already impressive back catalogue"

Fans just had a three year wait for The Lost Star, and their sixth album, Beatitude#9 came out in 2014

I Never Learn / Echos (Have Hope) is their 10th single, and is released by wiaiwya on 7th August 2018

Friday, 27 July 2018

Caterary Wires video


Thursday, 7 June 2018

release date - the Catenary Wires

yep - the first Catenary Wires single is released today

Monday, 7 May 2018

release date - Birdie

it's a lovely bank holiday weekend here in London, and to top it off, the new Birdie single is released today!

sorry to say the individual copies of the vinyl sold out very quickly, but you can still subscribe and get all seven of the 2018 singles club releases (so far announced - Spearmint, the Orchids, the Catenary Wires and Birdie)

to subscribe to wiaiwya-7777777 2018 (seven 7" singles)
add 2017 membership number

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

get wiaiwya-7777777 2015 for a little cheaper

partly to celebrate the final year of wiaiwya-7777777, and partly to clear some space in the flat, i'm very pleased to say that throughout May you can get 20% off the complete set of the 2015 club releases from bandcamp - just use the discount code 77777772015 when checking out

i'm sure you remember, but just in case, the full tracklisting for the seven two colour 7" singles is

1.the Fairlight Myth - Alpha November 03:31
2.the Fairlight Myth - Love Repeats 03:31
3.World Of Fox & Amelia Fletcher - Be Kind To My Love 02:58
4.World Of Fox & Amelia Fletcher - Oh My Love 03:55
5.Bel √Čtage - Quiet Town 03:41
6.Bel √Čtage - Lonesome Heartache Constellation 02:31
7.Woodpigeon & Norman Blake - Brutish Birds 03:06
8.Woodpigeon & Norman Blake - Tokyo Hotel Room 02:17
9.Fever Dream & Laura K - Ghost 04:42
10.Fever Dream & Laura K - the Squall 05:27
11.Bill and Hannah Botting - Flags and Windchimes 04:21
12.Bill and Hannah Botting - Brisbane on Everything 04:00
13.Bill and Hannah Botting - No Thank You Sir 02:30
14.the Friday Swaps - Hot Dog Race 02:27
15.the Friday Swaps - Half Past 02:09

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Release date - Spearmint

it's 7th April, which means release day for the final first seven inch single of the wiaiwya-7777777 singles club... following in the footsteps of the Wave Pictures, Jeff Mellin, Freschard, the Fairlight Myth, Deerful and Famous Problems here's the new single from Spearmint