It’s been a great year for us at Bubblewrap. We’ve had a plethora of outstanding releases over the past 12 months, so take a moment to peruse our releases below or listen to our ‘Best of Bubblewrap’ playlist on spotify here.
Quodega – The Meanderlux Vessel
’The Meanderlux Vessel’ is the latest project of award-winning composer Tom Raybould, whose work as Zwolf and Fist Of The First Man has been released through Rough Trade and Warp Records. Get your heavyweight vinyl now. Plus, there’s t-shirts and pin badges!
Eugene Capper – Words & Chords EP
Along with his collaboration with Rhodri Brooks, Eugene Capper has put out his Words & Chords EP via T-Shirt and digital download. Get your copy with the T-shirt from our store. Alternatively, you can always go to any digital retailer of your choosing.
Boy Azooga / Buzzard – Split 12″
Boy Azooga and Buzzard’s first official release. An exclusive vinyl-only split EP! The vinyl comes in transparent green with black and green splatters and limited to 250 copies. You can listen to Buzzard’s EP here, and look out for more Boy Azooga through Heavenly Recordings.
Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks • Pontvane
“Pontvane is a truly captivating album that incorporates the skills and talents of two radically different but equally talented musicians.” – Newsoundwales
Available as a Limited Edition Cream Vinyl with White Splatter (Digital Download Included) / CD + Download
Finery is the moniker for the dark, industrial electronica stemming from the collective minds of long-term Cardiff natives Charlie Francis and Jemma Roper. Finery conjures images of unsettling dystopian futures lingering behind a benign-looking present.
Barefoot Dance of the Sea
We Used to Watch the Moon EP
After six years away, the entrancing, harmony-laden folk of Barefoot Dance Of The Sea returns with the trio’s new EP. Available on CD from Bubblewrap and digitally from all the usual avenues.
My Name is Ian – Cincinnati Cola
My Name Is Ian’s latest in a prolific suite of releases was conceived, written and recorded while on a band retreat to Ohio. The LP combines the experiences of their time in the ‘Blue Chip City’ Cincinnati with the stories of those they met along the way.
Quiet Marauder – Comatose but Dreaming
The release of these five new tracks comes with five equally new interrelated music videos, offering complete visual accompaniment. The band’s fondness for the meaningfully off-kilter remains evident with imagery of pyjamas, wrestling and telethons all happily sitting together.
Cotton Wolf – Life in Analogue
Life In Analogue marks Cotton Wolf’s debut for Bubblewrap Collective. Within it, the duo of Llion Robertson and Seb Goldfinch have drawn together the darker side of electronica and set it against the warm humanity of sparse vocals and classical strings.
The Gentle Good Won The Welsh Music Prize 2017
This year saw The Gentle Good take the 2017 Welsh Music Prize. It goes without saying that we are massive fans of his, and the winning album ‘Ruins / Adfeilion’.
Huw Stephens, said: “The shortlist this year was particularly strong. We are very proud of these great albums being made by Welsh musicians, released on thriving independent labels. Celebrating and promoting them is very important.
“After much deliberation, the judges decided on The Gentle Good’s album, a stunning record that has reached a worldwide audience on an independent Cardiff label. Congratulations Gareth on the win!”
We Released King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s ‘Polygondwanaland’ With Fellow Cardiff Label Phwoar & Peace
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announced that they would be handing over all rights to their album; ‘Polygondwanaland’, for anyone to press and release. As we almost religiously worship them, we thought we’d take them up on that offer!
We Partnered With Swn Festival, Hub Festival + Focus Wales On A Handful of Shows & Smashed Out Our Annual Christmas Party!
Thank you all for your support and thanks to everyone for coming!
We Started Filming Bubblewrap HQ Unplugged Sessions with On Par Productions
Watch our sessions for Ivan Moult and Sock Below. Lots more to come in 2018!
Ivan Moult – Easily Gone
Sock – Bored