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.”