SUIT YOURSELF NEWS
Well, that's April done and dusted and what a strange month it's been, whether being stuck in isolation or working as part of the brave heroes trying to keep the country ticking over we've all had to adjust to a new 'normal' as the Covid 19 virus continues to play havoc with our daily lives. But within the dark times glimmers of light work their way through, the clap for carers, the fundraising for the NHS, the local community spirit, the crafters making masks and wash bags for doctors and nurses on the front line and the ever growing online presence of loved ones staying connected through these difficult times.
People would normally band together for comfort but this is proving to be difficult due to the social distancing measures that have been put into place, our online presence has become more important as we stay connected with friends and family. The Mod scene is very much an extended family and there are fantastic 'Live' broadcasts from DJ's, bands, musicians and club nights happening all over Facebook to help us in this time of crises. It keeps us dancing, laughing and connected all around the globe.
We will of course be part of this online revolution and will be promoting all these events through our Facebook page as well as posting some long reads on our website so keep them peeled on all our updates as we face this together.
If social media isn't your thing and you are a lover of the more tangible we have some fantastic news......
We are very proud to announce that we have been having business discussions with the team that bought you 'Welsh Mod. Our story' and we will be collaborating to bring you a brand new magazine for Mod culture. Detail (The magazine for modernists) will be published in the summer and will include fascinating in depth articles and interviews with the biggest profiles in today's Modernist world.......We will be launching the Kickstarter project for this in the coming days - Join our Facebook page HERE
In our music offices (Social distancing of course) we have been busy with the forthcoming album from the fantastic IL SENATO, an Italian/British collaboration featuring Fay Hallam, Luca Re, Andy Lewis, Alberto Fratucelli and Roberto Bovolenta. Recorded at Rimshot studios (UK), ZIBALDONE (Released May 15th) is being released on Rubber Soul records (Italy) and in conjunction with Suit Yourself Records and Music, we are handling the UK distribution for vinyl and digital. For more info join our page HERE
In other record news, our second release on Suit Yourself records features a killer 7 inch single from a true Mod Icon - FAY HALLAM!, Fay has bought the Prime movers fantastic 'GREENHOUSE' bang up to date with a brand new production with the legendary ANDY LEWIS and with a poptastic classic, a cover of Rainbow's Since you've been gone on the B side this is going to be huge!, We have a limited run of 500 and is available in store NOW!
Also limited copies of Little Triggers album Loaded Gun are still available in our store.....
LIVE GIG NEWS - Not letting the virus getting the better of us, this week we announced lots of live gigs for later in the year including an exclusive Makin Time set with Fay Hallam as part of the Brighton Mod weekender in August, 2 gigs with the brilliant Nick Corbin in September in Bristol and Brighton, Mother Earth in Brighton in October and fortcoming dates with Corduroy - Lots more info coming soon....
You may have also noticed that we have been gearing up our online store with some incredible merchandise and gifts and spring bargains We are now stocking Faye Hallam T-shirts and mugs, Little Triggers albums, our own exclusive T-shirt designs bought to you by some of the top Mod designers, DVD's and our own exclusive Suit Yourself mugs. Well worth checking out the online store.
And for cool music catch up with Alan's Suit Yourself Shakedown show online. 14 fantastic shows available at the click of a button HERE or on the Mixcloud link at the top of the page.
Lastly - A personal message - At this very serious time please look after your loved ones, support the NHS and the key workers by following the government guidelines, we can and will get through this and the celebrations will be epic when they happen. Please stay safe everyone. All the best, Cris, Alan and Becky x
(With thanks to Drew Icon Hipson for the NHS image)