HOT NEWS, GOSSIP, MUSIC AND UPDATES FROM THE WORLD OF MODERNISM.

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GOODBYE VICTORY ROAD - ACT 2 - DETOUR RECORDS

Out now on Detour records, the second part of the Goodbye Victory Road trilogy set in the post punk mod era this modern mod rock opera follows the life of a young mod called Billy who lives the hard urban life. His story is captured using actors and revival mod music from a new band 'New Wave' who are currently recording their own album. A great bit of escapism that warrants being turned into a show - Music is cracking too......

The album is available to buy from this link - HERE

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THE SPITFIRES - PLAY FOR TODAY - THE LAST ALBUM

The Spitfires release their last album on Friday 25th February on Acid Jazz records just before their farewell gig on Saturday 26th at the Electric Ballroom in London.

The album is available to pre-order from this link - HERE

Tickets for the farewell gig can be bought from this link - HERE

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CATCH MY DRIFT IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUIT YOURSELF PRESENTS A HUGE BRISTOL ALL-DAYER.

We are very proud to announce our co promotion with the south west's leading R&B and rocking promoters Catch My Drift. This very special all day event is happening on Saturday 1st October and has some of the BIGGEST DJ's in the world under one roof including Fonsoul, Lionel Remero, Bill Kealy, Shakin' Casi,John Stapleton, Bryan Rookes, Juliette Blonques, Jose Margues, Craig Simpson, Neil Macinnes, Siobhan Nolan-Farmer, Neil Youdale, Steve Grinster, Little Carl, Steve 'Stack' Jepson, Caroline Dann, Johnny Pezzella, Chris Reilly, Nick Wells and Ross Smith - Phew! 

Tickets are selling really fast for this huge event but if you can't wait for this all day extravaganza a new Saturday Daytime get together in Bristol called Jewels in the Crown, promoted by CMD kicks off on Saturday 12th March. Also CMD will be plating at the Bristol Mod weekender in April - Tickets for the all-dayer available HERE

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NICK CORBIN - PIGGYBACK 7" NEWS

Nick Corbin's latest release Piggyback is finally hitting the streets after delays with the pressing. This brilliant new tune was showcased on his tour last year so it's great to see it hit the shelves. Limited copies are available and it has been released on his own BIG-AC Records label. There are some huge plans for the label including some fantastic shows that are being planned. Watch this space. In the meantime more info on buying the single and other BIG-AC releases can be found HERE

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STONE FOUNDATION RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Stone Foundation's new album Outside Looking In will be released in February 22, we have been lucky enough to be listening to a promo copy of it in the office and it's brilliant! Fans old and new will love the new 10th album from the band and pre-sales are available now with a limited number being signed. Don't forget the band have just announced a new tour. For more information check out the website HERE

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DEREK D'SOUZA'S PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION AT THE BARBICAN.

‘True is The Dream’, an exhibition at the Barbican Music Library shares the photography of Derek D’Souza, from music fan to seasoned photographer 14th January to 16th May 2022

Derek’s work includes pictures from the ‘Absolute Beginners’ session, as well as live photos of The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller.

The exhibition will also include many unseen items of Derek’s music memorabilia collected over 40 years of shooting bands in the live arena.

See barbican.org.uk/library for details

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SMART ALEC - SCOOTER BOYS 7" INCOMING ANNOUNCEMENT

Heavy Soul Records have been onto us with the news that they should be expecting the delivery of the Smart Alec single any time late January 22. With pressing plants taking longer than usual it's taken a while to get through however it is on it's way.

Licensed from Cherry Red, this is the first official re-press of the 1980 Mod Revival classic.

Taken from a forthcoming LP from the band of unreleased tracks recorded at the same time. For more info on this and othe HSR releases click HERE

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LAST BASTION RECORDS RELEASES NEW STEVE MARRIOT SINGLE LONELY NO MORE/SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL. 7"

''Steve Marriotts' prolific collaborations over the decades with ladies of soul including Clydie King, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Billie Barnum, Claudia Lennear, P.P. Arnold, Doris Troy, Sam Brown and Margo Buchanan are in the main 'invisible' with recordings lost and/or unreleased. In the meantime hopefully this 2nd Last Bastion Records release will give a small insight into the soulful side of Steve, 1st time on 45, originally recorded for unreleased /shelved LPs and includes two of The Small Faces finally re uniting and on the flip, backing vocals from P.P. Arnold again re uniting with Steve.'' Andy Bellwood (Last Bastion Records) Records) - To order - click HERE

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FAY HALLAM - MODULATIONS LP IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUIT YOURSELF MUSIC.

We are so proud of this, Fay Hallam releases an exclusive album of instrumentals in association with Suit Yourself Music. this is a limited run of 300 copies on vinyl, each one numbered. These are selling fast and at the time of print half have gone already - buy yours from Fay's site HERE

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JODIE - PUSHOVER/TREAT ME BETTER - ORIGINAL GRAVITY 7 

Jodie Richardson's storming dance floor soul explosion of a record finally hits the shops. Dj's from across the scene are championing Jodie's debut release and the first batch sold out overnight, a repress has now been done and these are limited from Original Gravity. Buy Jodie's and all of the fantastic Original Gravity releases from their website HERE

Don't forget our we stock Original Gravity merch in our shopping page on this site.

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REGGAE DYNAMITE VOL 3 - ORIGINAL GRAVITY PRE ORDER .

Another pre-order special from the dynamite Original Gravity record label. This one is limited to 300 copies. Grab a copy while you can as they all sell out - Preorder from the website HERE

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FAY HALLAM RELEASES NEW SINGLE DOWLOAD - WINDOW

Fay Hallam returns with a fantastic new single from her forthcoming album which is due out in August 2021. Window a wonderfully pieced together instrumental taking the listener to far flung beaches and cool summer breezes - Available to download from www.fayhallam.co.uk

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TURNER - DAYDREAMS AND STARS - OUT NOW ON CD

Louise Turner delivers an outstanding album of 10 tracks ranging from power pop to ballads through to hauntingly beautiful vocal masterpieces. Working with acts The Electric Stars and DC Fontana Louise takes centre stage in this must have release - Available to buy from HERE

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MAYFIELD RECORDS

If modern uptempo soul music is your thing with musical values firmly rooted in the past check out Mayfield records, a recording studio in Portsmouth delivering fantastic slabs of soul from some incredible artists and producers including Andy Lewis and many more - Check them out HERE

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THE VERAS - SPACEMAN

Brand new from Spinout Nuggets The Veras return with another killer 7 inch, hot off the heals of their sold out 'Paper Cup Telephone' selling out overnight. Grab some of this new action HERE

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THE HURRICANES - KEEP ON PUSHIN TIL THE END - 7INCH

The Hurricanes are a loud Mod Garage band, bringing the sound of ’66 to now! Fusing Power Pop, 60s Garage, Mod Revival and Boss British Beat. Side A’s ‘Keep On Pushing Til The End’ is a song of optimism, and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel; something much needed in these times of trouble. Firing on all four from the start, with a catchy chorus that’ll have you singing along (and imprinting your mind for the rest of the day), could this be the best from the band so far? Get it HERE