STEREOGRAM RECORDINGS is an Edinburgh based independent record label. Roster includes JAMES KING AND THE LONEWOLVES, BAND OF HOLY JOY, THE CATHODE RAY, THE EASTERN SWELL, STOOR, THOSE UNFORTUNATES, ROY MOLLER, LOLA IN SLACKS, MILTON STAR, ST. CHRISTOPHER MEDAL, THE FABULOUS ARTISANS and NEW LEAF


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Those Unfortunates new single “Letter Writing Man”/”The Book That I’m Reading” – out now!

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Those Unfortunates’ excellent new single “Letter Writing Man”/”The Book That I’m Reading” is now available to download from all the usual outlets.

Those Unfortunates are a London four-piece who write songs aiming for the wit and warmth of The Kinks, Television Personalities and Syd Barrett. Letter Writing Man is their third single proper, and their first for Stereogram Recordings.

Both of the band’s previous singles have received repeat plays from BBC 6 Music DJs including Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson, who described them as ‘daft and irresistible… [with] the lightness of touch and complete assurance found among all genuine Great British Eccentrics.” They have also performed a live session on Resonance FM.

In 2015, they played the final gig at the (squatted) 12 Bar Club on Denmark St, before the police moved in. They’ve also hosted Unlondon, a free festival of music, art and literature inspired lost, unloved and forgotten London. In January 2016, they also put on Those Unfortunates’ Own Double Entry, an esoteric celebration of optimism and positive action which featured their friends, Firestations, along with socialist magic.

On 27 August, they return the Aaahhwoo festival just outside Berlin, which they have headlined for the past three years. A follow-up single is planned for September 2016, with an album to follow shortly after.

First release from new signings Those Unfortunates due…

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Delighted to announce the first release from our new signings Those Unfortunates. “Letter Writing Man”/”The Book That I’m Reading” will be available to download from August 19th. In the meantime, here’s a bit of background info to whet the appetite…

“Those Unfortunates are a London four-piece who write songs aiming for the wit and warmth of The Kinks, Television Personalities and Syd Barrett. Letter Writing Man is their third single proper, and their first for Stereogram Recordings.

Those Unfortunates wear herringbone coats and oxblood shoes without ever really managing to look rakish.They are self-deprecating, for the most part, and self-contained. They sound harder than they sound.

Those Unfortunates could have been renaissance men, but they never had the French. For the purposes of this biography, however, they have rather narrow tastes, and enjoy the authors Alexander Baron, Patrick Hamilton and Colin MacInnes.

Both of the band’s previous singles have received repeat plays from BBC 6 Music DJs including Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson, who described them as ‘daft and irresistible… [with] the lightness of touch and complete assurance found among all genuine Great British Eccentrics.” They have also performed a live session on Resonance FM.

In 2015, they played the final gig at the (squatted) 12 Bar Club on Denmark St, before the police moved in. They’ve also hosted Unlondon, a free festival of music, art and literature inspired lost, unloved and forgotten London. In January 2016, they also put on Those Unfortunates’ Own Double Entry, an esoteric celebration of optimism and positive action which featured their friends, Firestations, along with socialist magic.

On 27 August, they return the Aaahhwoo festival just outside Berlin, which they have headlined for the past three years. A follow-up single is planned for September 2016, with an album to follow shortly after.”

The Eastern Swell join Stereogram ranks

We’re absolutely delighted to announce the addition of The Eastern Swell to the ever burgeoning Stereogram roster.
Here’s a sample of some of the more than favourable reviews they’ve been picking up so far:
“Off to an auspicious start, and with such a broad musical range to draw from, a debut album is an enticing prospect indeed.” Ravechild.co.uk
“Lainie Urquhart’s voice would corrupt a minister of the church while the straight down the line Nashville guitar riffs are, in this context, nothing less than sarcastic. My hat is duly doffed. They are one Edinburgh band that should be allowed to move to Glasgow.” Bluesbunny.co.uk
“laced with country-tinged harmonies, rockabilly twangs, sweet Appalachian blues and the occasional laid-back heartbreaker”
The Skinny
“…absolutely love it. With broad influences of americana, country, surf-blues & psychedelic folk, it showcases the breadth & depth of the band’s rootsy and modern-retro folk sound.”
7ahead music
“touches of Americana, a tinge of country-rock and a soupcon of psychedelic folk blending organ-wash with vibrant guitar overlaid by longing female vocals, there’s something good going on here but I guess we wait for the album to really get inside their music.” Folkwords.com
Expect an album of progressive folk, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia and lo-fi late summer, early autumn…
The Eastern Swell 540 x 540

B-Movie gig cancelled

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the gig featuring B-Movie and The Cathode Ray at the CCA on June 11th has been cancelled. Tickets can be refunded from point of purchase. Profuse apologies to all.

The Cathode Ray coheadline Edinburgh show with Dundee’s STOOR

Dundee alt rock band STOOR & Stereogram act The Cathode Ray are to play together at Basic Mountain in Edinburgh, for one night only on March 26th.
An extremely limited capacity venue, this will be a unique event – the only time Basic Mountain is to be utilised as a rock music show this year.

Two of Scotland’s most currently exciting bands, both of whom recently appeared in numerous end of year album polls, including the prestgious Scottish BAMS (Bloggers and Music Sites) top 20 albums of 2015 awards. This is one not to be missed!
For more details on times, tickets etc. see the Live Dates tab

Praise for STOOR

“I know it’s only May but this is my album of 2015 so far and it’s going to have to be something special to topple this one from that slot” – Is This Music?

“May well be the best record by a band you’ve never heard of this year” – Manic Pop Thrills

Praise for The Cathode Ray

“An album of consistently inventive, invigorating and infectious tracks. If you haven’t already heard it, do yourself a favour and give it a spin.” – Louder Than War

“Their sound is difficult to Resist” – Daily Record

“Intelligent rock music written for an adult audience, and, as creative as it is genre-defying, is never anything but enthralling” – PennyBlackMusic
STOOR + CATHODE RAY 540 x 770

The Cathode Ray @ No.20 in the 2015 BAMS awards!

Aswell as coming in at No.2 in Penny Black Music, No.3 in Manic Pop Thrills, No.7 in Is This Music? and No.3 in the For Malcontents Only end of year polls, “Infinite Variety” by The Cathode Ray has also made joint No.20 on the overall 2015 Scottish Bloggers and Music Sites (BAMS) poll. Big thanks to all who voted.
Infinite Variety front cover 520 x 520

Tour

  • 17
    Sep
    Glaxo Babies + The Cathode Ray + Klammer
    The Fox and Newt, Leeds
  • 18
    Sep
    The Eastern Swell + Candythief
    The Voodoo Rooms, West Register St. Edinburgh
  • 30
    Oct
    Brix & The Extricated + STOOR + The Cathode Ray
    Beat Generator, Dundee


STEREOGRAM RECORDINGS is an Edinburgh based independent record label. Roster includes JAMES KING AND THE LONEWOLVES, BAND OF HOLY JOY, THE CATHODE RAY, THE EASTERN SWELL, STOOR, THOSE UNFORTUNATES, ROY MOLLER, LOLA IN SLACKS, MILTON STAR, ST. CHRISTOPHER MEDAL, THE FABULOUS ARTISANS and NEW LEAF


Find out more

News

Those Unfortunates new single “Letter Writing Man”/”The Book That I’m Reading” – out now!

Print

Print

Those Unfortunates’ excellent new single “Letter Writing Man”/”The Book That I’m Reading” is now available to download from all the usual outlets.

Those Unfortunates are a London four-piece who write songs aiming for the wit and warmth of The Kinks, Television Personalities and Syd Barrett. Letter Writing Man is their third single proper, and their first for Stereogram Recordings.

Both of the band’s previous singles have received repeat plays from BBC 6 Music DJs including Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson, who described them as ‘daft and irresistible… [with] the lightness of touch and complete assurance found among all genuine Great British Eccentrics.” They have also performed a live session on Resonance FM.

In 2015, they played the final gig at the (squatted) 12 Bar Club on Denmark St, before the police moved in. They’ve also hosted Unlondon, a free festival of music, art and literature inspired lost, unloved and forgotten London. In January 2016, they also put on Those Unfortunates’ Own Double Entry, an esoteric celebration of optimism and positive action which featured their friends, Firestations, along with socialist magic.

On 27 August, they return the Aaahhwoo festival just outside Berlin, which they have headlined for the past three years. A follow-up single is planned for September 2016, with an album to follow shortly after.

First release from new signings Those Unfortunates due…

Print

Print

Delighted to announce the first release from our new signings Those Unfortunates. “Letter Writing Man”/”The Book That I’m Reading” will be available to download from August 19th. In the meantime, here’s a bit of background info to whet the appetite…

“Those Unfortunates are a London four-piece who write songs aiming for the wit and warmth of The Kinks, Television Personalities and Syd Barrett. Letter Writing Man is their third single proper, and their first for Stereogram Recordings.

Those Unfortunates wear herringbone coats and oxblood shoes without ever really managing to look rakish.They are self-deprecating, for the most part, and self-contained. They sound harder than they sound.

Those Unfortunates could have been renaissance men, but they never had the French. For the purposes of this biography, however, they have rather narrow tastes, and enjoy the authors Alexander Baron, Patrick Hamilton and Colin MacInnes.

Both of the band’s previous singles have received repeat plays from BBC 6 Music DJs including Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson, who described them as ‘daft and irresistible… [with] the lightness of touch and complete assurance found among all genuine Great British Eccentrics.” They have also performed a live session on Resonance FM.

In 2015, they played the final gig at the (squatted) 12 Bar Club on Denmark St, before the police moved in. They’ve also hosted Unlondon, a free festival of music, art and literature inspired lost, unloved and forgotten London. In January 2016, they also put on Those Unfortunates’ Own Double Entry, an esoteric celebration of optimism and positive action which featured their friends, Firestations, along with socialist magic.

On 27 August, they return the Aaahhwoo festival just outside Berlin, which they have headlined for the past three years. A follow-up single is planned for September 2016, with an album to follow shortly after.”

The Eastern Swell join Stereogram ranks

We’re absolutely delighted to announce the addition of The Eastern Swell to the ever burgeoning Stereogram roster.
Here’s a sample of some of the more than favourable reviews they’ve been picking up so far:
“Off to an auspicious start, and with such a broad musical range to draw from, a debut album is an enticing prospect indeed.” Ravechild.co.uk
“Lainie Urquhart’s voice would corrupt a minister of the church while the straight down the line Nashville guitar riffs are, in this context, nothing less than sarcastic. My hat is duly doffed. They are one Edinburgh band that should be allowed to move to Glasgow.” Bluesbunny.co.uk
“laced with country-tinged harmonies, rockabilly twangs, sweet Appalachian blues and the occasional laid-back heartbreaker”
The Skinny
“…absolutely love it. With broad influences of americana, country, surf-blues & psychedelic folk, it showcases the breadth & depth of the band’s rootsy and modern-retro folk sound.”
7ahead music
“touches of Americana, a tinge of country-rock and a soupcon of psychedelic folk blending organ-wash with vibrant guitar overlaid by longing female vocals, there’s something good going on here but I guess we wait for the album to really get inside their music.” Folkwords.com
Expect an album of progressive folk, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia and lo-fi late summer, early autumn…
The Eastern Swell 540 x 540

B-Movie gig cancelled

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the gig featuring B-Movie and The Cathode Ray at the CCA on June 11th has been cancelled. Tickets can be refunded from point of purchase. Profuse apologies to all.

The Cathode Ray coheadline Edinburgh show with Dundee’s STOOR

Dundee alt rock band STOOR & Stereogram act The Cathode Ray are to play together at Basic Mountain in Edinburgh, for one night only on March 26th.
An extremely limited capacity venue, this will be a unique event – the only time Basic Mountain is to be utilised as a rock music show this year.

Two of Scotland’s most currently exciting bands, both of whom recently appeared in numerous end of year album polls, including the prestgious Scottish BAMS (Bloggers and Music Sites) top 20 albums of 2015 awards. This is one not to be missed!
For more details on times, tickets etc. see the Live Dates tab

Praise for STOOR

“I know it’s only May but this is my album of 2015 so far and it’s going to have to be something special to topple this one from that slot” – Is This Music?

“May well be the best record by a band you’ve never heard of this year” – Manic Pop Thrills

Praise for The Cathode Ray

“An album of consistently inventive, invigorating and infectious tracks. If you haven’t already heard it, do yourself a favour and give it a spin.” – Louder Than War

“Their sound is difficult to Resist” – Daily Record

“Intelligent rock music written for an adult audience, and, as creative as it is genre-defying, is never anything but enthralling” – PennyBlackMusic
STOOR + CATHODE RAY 540 x 770

The Cathode Ray @ No.20 in the 2015 BAMS awards!

Aswell as coming in at No.2 in Penny Black Music, No.3 in Manic Pop Thrills, No.7 in Is This Music? and No.3 in the For Malcontents Only end of year polls, “Infinite Variety” by The Cathode Ray has also made joint No.20 on the overall 2015 Scottish Bloggers and Music Sites (BAMS) poll. Big thanks to all who voted.
Infinite Variety front cover 520 x 520

Tour

  • 17
    Sep
    Glaxo Babies + The Cathode Ray + Klammer
    The Fox and Newt, Leeds
  • 18
    Sep
    The Eastern Swell + Candythief
    The Voodoo Rooms, West Register St. Edinburgh
  • 30
    Oct
    Brix & The Extricated + STOOR + The Cathode Ray
    Beat Generator, Dundee