Listen to ‘Birds of Prey’ by MiNNETONKA

We are very happy to have started working with the fantastic MiNNETONKA. Listen to last year’s single, Birds Of Prey, released on War Room Records.

New Video for Martha Ffion’s ‘Wallflower’

Last week Claire Martha Ffcion Mckay unveiled her second single for Turnstile, ‘Wallflower’ and this morning the 405 premiered the video. Check it out below, and make sure to catch Claire and her band when they head out on tour next week.

4th Feb – UnderDog, Aberdeen
5th Feb – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
6th Feb – Think Tank, Newcastle
7th Feb – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
25th Feb – Servants Jazz Quarters, London
26th Feb – Prince Albert, Brighton
27th Feb – The Crofters Rights, Bristol

Cate Le Bon Announces New Album ‘Crab Day’

Today Cate has announced her fourth album, ‘Crab Day’, to be released via Turnstile on April 15 2016.

Cate says of the record:
“Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude, in April of last year . It’s the sound of the accidentally on purpose coming together of the right people at precisely the right time in an environment that furnished and fueled the abandonment we felt effortlessly. It’s a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up.
Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn’t a holiday at all”

Visit the brand new Cate Le Bon website to purchase exclusive album pre-order bundles and to buy advance tickets for some just announced shows, where Cate will be backed by Los Angeles semi-experimental, semi-improvisational music ensemble Banana. Limited tickets go on general sale on Friday 29th January, but grab your pre-order now to guarantee a ticket.
(North American pre=order via Drag City will be available in the coming days)

Also, enjoy the trailer for a forthcoming, ‘Crab Day’ short, directed by visual artist and film-maker Phil Collins.

Upcoming Cate Le Bon shows
8th March – Botanique, Brussels
9th March – La Batofar, Paris
10th March – Salon IKSV, Istanbul
12th March – The Gate, Cardiff
14th March – Chats Palace, London
30th March – Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles
11th April – Bowery Ballroom, New York
6th June – Beaches Brew, Marina di Ravenna, Italy
29th June – Roskilde Festival, Denmark
19-21 August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

‘Wallflower’: The New Single From Martha Ffion

Last night on his 6Music show, Marc Riley premiered the brand-new single from Glasgow’s Martha Ffion, ‘Wallflower’. Available today on iTunes and streaming services, ‘Wallflower’ is the second Turnstile released single from Claire McKay and her band, following last year’s brilliant debut ‘So Long’.

Stream ‘Wallflower’ on Soundcloud below.

Martha Ffion will be on tour across England and Scotland throughout February.

4th Feb – UnderDog, Aberdeen
5th Feb – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
6th Feb – Think Tank, Newcastle
7th Feb – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
25th Feb – Servants Jazz Quarters, London
26th Feb – Prince Albert, Brighton
27th Feb – The Crofters Rights, Bristol


Kayla Painter unveils ACCÜ collaboration

To celebrate their show together at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, Bristol’s Kayla Painter and Cardiff’s Accu have collaborated to create a brand new track – the stunning ‘Avallaunius’.

Angharad (ACCÜ) and Kayla met at the university of South Wales, through shared rehearsal spaces and gigs. Following several successful gigs where they shared stages, they finally release a collaborative track.

“The track title is the name of a character from a book, written by an author from Caerleon which is where Angharad and Kayla met.  Avallaunius is an imaginary person in the book, and the name is associated with vivid imagination and borderline craziness”.

Working together has been on the cards for a long time, and being booked for a gig in early 2016 finally kickstarted the process for the pair.

ACCÜ and Kayla Painter (live AV show) at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff on January 21st 2016.
AV from Chameleonic and Jason Baker

Get the track on iTunes now.

Trust Fund announces Variety Show tour for January 2016

This year Trust Fund released 2 outstanding albums, in February’s ‘No One’s Coming For Us’ and Autumn’s ‘Seems Unfair’, and Ellis and co are taking that momentum right into 2016 with a headline tour scheduled for the end of January.

Trust Fund will be bringing along Bristol power-pop trio Personal Best and the Big Smoke’s Riot Grrrls, DIRTYGIRL.

Adding to the variety show vibe will be your opportunity to sing Three Lions (either 96 or 98) karaoke, backed by Trust Fund,  the chance to strike gold in Jimmy Cleveland’s raffle, and stand up comedy from Disappointment (the Spook School’s Adam Todd).

26th January – The Exchange, Bristol (TICKETS)
27th January – Headrow House, Leeds (TICKETS)
28th January – Aatma, Manchester (TICKETS)
29th January – The Moth Club, London (TICKETS)
30th January – West Hill Hall, Brighton (TICKETS).

Say “Hello” to Franky Flowers

Martha Ffion Announces UK Tour

In the wake of last night’s brilliant BBC 6 Music session with Marc Riley, Claire McKay, aka Martha Ffion, has announced a 7 date run of shows in the UK for the beginning of next year.


5th – Hug & Pint, Glasgow 
6th – Think Tank, Newcastle 
7th – Studio 2, Liverpool 
25th – Servants Jazz Quarters, London
26th – Prince Albert, Brighton 
27th – The Crofters Rights, Bristol 
28th – Owl Sanctuary, Norwich (FREE ENTRY)

Before then, Martha Ffion plays the below shows next week.

27th November – The Waiting Rooms, London (TICKETS)

28th November – The Moon Club, Cardiff (TICKETS)

There’ll be more great music from Martha Ffion very soon, but in the meantime, treat yourself to another listen of ‘So Long’.

Stream the new Trust Fund album ‘Seems Unfair’ NOW

We have been excited about this one for months and are delighted to finally unveil the second Trust Fund album of 2015, ‘Seems Unfair’. ‘No One’s Coming For Us’ was special, but ‘Seems Unfair’ builds on everything that was found on that album and improves it, showing what a brilliant songwriting talent Ellis Jones is, this record is just packed full of hooks and exceptional lyrics.

Stream it on Soundcloud now.

And then, get yourself out to watch Ellis and his band on tour across the UK, starting just next week!
4 Nov – The Lexington, London ^ TICKETS
5 Nov – JT Soar, Nottingham ^ TICKETS
6 Nov – The Fulford Arms, York ^ TICKETS
7 Nov – Central Bar, Newcastle ^ TICKETS
8 Nov – Swn Festival, Cardiff TICKETS
12 Nov – Duffy’s Bar, Leicester ^ TICKETS
13 Nov – The Hop, Wakefield ^ TICKETS
14 Nov – The Boileroom, Guildford ^ TICKETS

New single from Martha Ffion – ‘SO LONG’

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We are very excited about this one: our recent signing Claire Martha Ffion McKay today releases her first single for Turnstile: ‘So Long’. It’s a taste of classic Shangri-Las with a dream pop sheen. The modern sound of being abandoned at a drive-in movie.

Martha Ffion will also be playing a trio of dates in the UK next month.

19th November – The Eagle, Salford (TICKETS)

27th November – The Waiting Rooms, London (TICKETS)

28th November – The Moon Club, Cardiff (TICKETS)

‘So Long’ is available on iTunes now.

Stay tuned for much more great stuff from Martha Ffion.

Next Releases

  • Crab Day


  • Wallflower


  • Avallaunius


  • Sneakers (Sneaky Thing)


  • Seems Unfair


  • So Long


  • Revert


  • Desolate Stars