Sunday 17 February 2019

half price 2016 complete sets

making room for some excellent new releases, so now's the time to get your complete sets of the 2016 singles club

that's seven exclusive debut seven inch singles from Deerful, Hate Week, Citizen Helene, Nancy Sin, Milk Skin, Whoa Melocic and Parenthesis... all in a lovely red tote

Friday 7 December 2018

Release Date - The Wedding Present and Cinerama

The Wedding Present and Cinerama release 49th single:

London indie label wiaiwya is very excited to be putting out a new split single from The Wedding Present and Cinerama on 7th December 2018, featuring covers of two hits originally released in 1977 – The Clash’s ‘White Riot’ and ABBA’s ‘The Name Of The Game’.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this, but The Wedding Present formed in Leeds in 1985, Peel loved them, they signed to RCA in 1989. Steve Albini produced Seamonsters, which came out in 1991, and the following year they had a run of twelve top-30 singles, equalling a record set by Elvis Presley.

The band’s singer and songwriter, David Gedge, recorded the first Cinerama album, Va Va Voom, in 1998, this project became his full time band until, in 2004, Cinerama morphed back into The Wedding Present. Since then both bands have been alternating between celebrating anniversaries of classic albums and releasing all new classics.

To date, The Wedding Present have released 35 singles, including 1992's Hit Parade series. Their first, “Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy!” was released 33 years ago.

Cinerama have released 13 singles since 1998.

Making this the 49th single released by both bands and their first as a joint release.

This is also the 49th (and final) single of the wiaiwya-7777777 7” singles club and the pressing is limited to 777 copies – it’s almost like we planned it!

Wednesday 7 November 2018

release date - Saint Etienne

London indie label wiaiwya is extraordinarily thrilled to be putting out the new single from POP heroes Saint Etienne.

You know this already, but Saint Etienne formed in 1990. Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs had previously written Caff, the fanzine that was also a record label (they released 17 singles between 1989 and 1992, including releases by Pulp, Manic Street Preachers, Galaxie 500 and the Orchids)
The first Saint Etienne album, Foxbase Alpha, was released in 1991 – for me it was a dance record for an indie fan, for my friends it was an indie record for dance fans, and it was one of very few records we agreed on. Pete and Bob also released two Cola Boy singles.

In 1993 they collaborated with Kylie, and released ‘So Tough’ (I shoplifted it on tape from WHSmiths, but that didn’t stop it reaching No. 7 in the UK albums chart). 1994’s ‘Tiger Bay’ reached No. 8, and two years later they released a compilation album, ‘Too Young to Die’, which came with a companion disc of amazing remixes.

20 years ago, ‘Good Humor’ came out on Creation Records (and Sub Pop in the US) – they have just finished an anniversary tour.

They’ve made five more albums to date, and in 2005 they made a film, ‘What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?’ documenting the Lea Valley before it was transformed into the 2012 Olympic site. In 2007 they were artists-in-residence at the newly refurbished Royal Festival Hall in London.

Sarah has also released a couple of solo albums, Bob has written a few books, and Pete has recorded a few soundtracks

And now they’ve done a single for wiaiwya!

Monday 8 October 2018

Pete Astor single launch

if you are in London on 10th October, why not come along to Pete Astor's single launch at the Betsey