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More Rockers

September 30th, 2015

More Rockers agree a deal today for Bristol Archive to rerelease their entire catalogue in physical and digital formats in 2016.
The three albums:
1. Dub Plate Selection Volume One (1995)
2. Selection Two (1998)
3. Selection Three ‘Tried and Tested’ (Previously only available in Japan) (2004)
There will also be a singles and dubplate album with previously unreleased material.
Bass Culture Bristol Style – BOOM!
More news soon

The Bristol Roots Explosion

September 30th, 2015

To be released in Feb 2016
A new compilation on Vinyl LP and Digital

BRE Packshot ARC2779V Bristol Roots Explosion


Side A
1. Big Roy – “Ethiopia Revelation” (R Bailey 1976)
2. Revelation Rockers – “Culture” (D Taylor 1979)
3. Joshua Moses “Africa (Is Our Land)” (S Bailey / D Bovell 1978)
4. Bunny Marrett – “Times Are Getting Harder” (B Marrett 1980)
5. 3D Productions – “Riot” (J Carley 1980)

Side B
1. Rhythmites – “Nation Integration” (Rhythmites 1989)
2. Restriction – “Calling For Mercy” (Restriction 1983)
3. Zion Band – “Twelve Tribes” (R Duncan 1982)
4. Talisman – “Dole Age” (7″ Mix) (D Joseph / Talisman 1981)


More news very soon

Flynn – Fresh 4 (Check the new site)

September 28th, 2015

Flynn from fresh 4 is back on the scene

Check –

Fresh 4 album review – Record Collector

September 16th, 2015

Fresh 4 Record Collector Review Sept 2015 3 star

The Untouchables – Sat 3rd Oct – Southbank Club, Bristol

September 3rd, 2015

Tickets go on sale TODAY for this not to be missed event
South Bank Club
Southville, Bristol
Sat 3rd Oct 2015

Those under the illusion that BRISTOL BOYS MAKE MORE NOISE Gig#1 The Spics, was a one hit wonder need to get down The SouthBank on Saturday October 3rd for another act from the archive as we move into ‘annual event’ status.
The launch of the book and album BRISTOL BOYS MAKE MORE NOISE which visits the Bristol Music Scene 1974 – 1981 has spawned a desire for repeat of the good times.
Gig#2 THE UNTOUCHABLES are this years offering from promoters Bristol Archive Records and Tangent Books
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39 years 11 months before Gig#2 Dr Feelgood played the Colston Hall and two barely teenage boys went to see them and got the blues. Jerry Tremaine and Marc Clements formed THE UNTOUCHABLES an R & B band modeled on The Feelgoods, playing their covers and guided by their 50’s/60’s influences.

BRISTOL BOYS MAKE MORE NOISE the book, contains John Spink’s photos of an early gig at The Bear in Hotwells, Gill Loats in her anecdotal text takes some credit for Tremaine’s talent, due to her irresponsible ‘babysitting’ and the track on the accompanying album Keep on Walking, is the one Wilko Johnson produced.

Another opportunity to buy the book, album and the T Shirt at Gig#2 with DJ LORD DUBS to fill in the in-between bits with ‘music to watch the years go by’ and our headliners THE UNTOUCHABLES authentic rhythm and blues ensuring another great BRISTOL BOYS MAKE MORE NOISE gig.

Tickets £8, go on sale September 3rd from recession 8 Jacobs Wells Road BS8 1EA
Door £10

Bill Stair R.I.P

August 31st, 2015

Message from Robin Key: My old band mate Bill Stair from the Art Objects/ Blue Aeroplanes has passed away, he was a genius bass player with a unique style. He moved from Bristol to live for a long time in New York where he played with numerous bands/artists including the Nervous Kind, Nyack and David Bowie. For the last few years Bill and Doreen lived in Mexico. Rest in peace Bill and Doreen Stair.
(Bill is top right in this Art Objects photo)

Black Sabbath

August 13th, 2015

An event from our friends in Birmingham:
Ozzy Zig, The Witch & The Warpig – a Black Sabbath vinyl playback event.

Sunday 20th September 2015
Newtown Community Centre, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 2SW
3.30pm – 6pm

Three ‘acts’ – contextualising discs (1936-1969), Black Sabbath, intermission, then Paranoid.
Adequate volume (it is unlikely that you will ever hear these records this loud again), stage set, theatrical presentation & exhibition of artefacts relating to the history of the land on which the community centre now stands 1948-present day.
£6 – bring yr own refreshments.…/


Restriction – Action (Finally!)

July 29th, 2015

We cut this record in December to release in April for Record Store Day 2015! Look what finally landed on my desk today – unbelievable but we got there in the end! Created with Nokia Smart Cam…/catacombs-of-terror-by-stanley…

July 29th, 2015

A message from one of our partners Richard Jones at Tangent Books – please take a look and support:
Thought you might be interested in this, with the music connection…

I’m asking people with a connection to Tangent Books and an interest in words and art to support a crowdfunding campaign for the reprint of Catacombs of Terror! by Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood.

Essentially it’s a means of pre-ordering this first edition or choosing one of the other rewards.

You can make a pledge by following the link below. Please share on social media and take a look at the video, I think you’ll like it.…/catacombs-of-terror-by-stanley…

If you’re interested, here’s a bit more about the background to the new edition.

Those of you familiar with Stanley Donwood’s work will know that he’s a genius when it comes to packaging – in 2002, Donwood and Thom Yorke won a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for the Special Edition for the Radiohead album Amnesiac.

In his first book with Tangent, Slowly Downward, my colleague Steve Faragher arranged to print the endpapers on an opaque paper stock, the idea being that the image faded slightly from front to back. It kinda worked. But it took two weeks for the endpapers to dry at the printers.

In Household Worms, Donwood wanted to create an ‘invisible’ book, so we debossed the cover ever so slightly and printed the book the Old Penguin B format size so it could easily slip into a jacket pocket. The idea was that the book would feel slightly worn, as though it had always been in the pocket, that it was ‘invisible.’ Try it, it works.

Also the book is thread sewn, so when it eventully falls apart, it will do so in sections – each one containing a number of complete short stories.
Catacombs of Terror! is the opposite of Household Worms. It’s big and brash, an airport novel. Donwood commissioned Chris Hopewell from Jacknife in Bristol to design the cover because of his expertise and deep knowledge of pulp fiction art. It’s a wonderful piece of work based on the fonts and motifs of the 1950s pulp fiction genre.

We discussed various options to complete the ‘package’ and came up with a little-used technique called edge colouring, it’s most commonly used on diaries and hymn books where the outer edges of the folios are coloured (usually gold). We’ve looked at samples and if we can get the right effect, the result will be stunning…

Please encourage others to pledge and share.…/catacombs-of-terror-by-stanley…


Catacombs of Terror! by Stanley Donwood

Help get a literary ‘classic’ back in print

Rhythmites – Album launch gig

July 20th, 2015