Brand new monthly vinyl subscription service.
Newest box includes Kagoule, Eaves, Meadowlark, Idle Frets & Moon King.
INTRODUCING FLYING VINYL
With vinyl sales seeing a suprising comeback in recent years a new UK company called Flying Vinyl is looking to bring new music to the masses on the format. Every month, Flying Vinyl members get a box of 5 carefully curated, exclusively pressed 7” vinyl records from the best new musical talent for £20 per month with free UK delivery.
The boxes include a magazine with details about the artists included, along with extra merchandise, which has previously included lyric sheets and 7” art prints. There’s been an emphasis on creating quality records with full artwork, spined sleeves and a careful curating process.
“Over the last ten years music’s been made into a cheap or free commodity that is quickly dis-guarded” said Founder Craig Evans, “Vinyl’s the antidote to that and the re-emergence of the format is being driven by younger people who want a deeper connection with music than streaming or digital downloads can offer.”
“So we think this is the ultimate way to introduce people to new music and give them a listening experience that digital music simply can’t fulfil.”
The company’s working alongside a number of indie labels but accepts submissions from independent artists also. So far, they’ve included artists such as Eaves, who’s just returned from supporting Mumford & Sons on tour, Johnny Marr-endorsed Kagoule, Meadowlark fresh from the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury and have records coming up from the likes of Kid Wave and Theo Verney.
Flying Vinyl Box #2 (July 2015)
Available now, Box 2 contains the following tracks:
a. Dove In Your Mouth
Eaves is fresh from a mesmerising set on The Park Stage at Glastonbury. His melancholic folk sound is laced with lyrics that read like pure poetry. Dove In Your Mouth and Pylons, both off his debut album ‘What Green Feels Like’, are perfect portrayals of Eaves’ soothing and haunting music. He’s also set for appearances at Bestival, Latitude and Secret Garden Party this summer, as well as on a European tour supporting Mumford & Sons.
a. Eyes Wide
Duo Daniel Broadley and Kate McGill, better known as Meadowlark, have an exciting vocal synchronicity in their keys-driven, downbeat style. Following an intensive UK-touring schedule the band played a Sunday evening slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury.
a. Now You’re Back
Since forming at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Idle Frets have become local heroes of the scene that has given us recent success stories such as Circa Waves and Stealing Sheep. They’re fresh from supporting Hudson Taylor and Amber Run at X&Y Arts Club in Liverpool.
Toronto natives Moon King caught our attention at their rammed performance at The Great Escape this year in Brighton. With endless dreamy melodies their music is the perfect accompaniment to the summer sun. The band has just returned home from touring Europe.
a. Made Of Concrete
Nottingham three-piece Kagoule make the kind of post-grunge music that grabs listeners by the ears. Ross Orton (famed Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’ producer) was so impressed at a recent show that he ambushed the band and asked them to work with him. The result of such a chance encounter is the highly anticipated debut album Urth. The release comes following a breakthrough performance alongside The Who, Johnny Marr and Sleaford Mods at BST Festival in Hyde Park.