Bombed Out and artist news
Posted: 1st December 2012
Tagged: Bombed Out
Well that was fun.
So... 2012. I think the idea was we’d have a quiet year as my wife was expecting our 2nd child and knowing how much time one child takes up I was all but prepared for a 12 month Bombed Out hiatus.
Of course, both The Dauntless Elite’s More Bloody Bad News album, and it’s noisier, less sober sibling, Homebrew’s Last Orders (both bands share a member) were pressed towards the end of 2011 and had their official release dates in January, but they were expected. That month culminated in the New Year/New Start all-dayer which once again proved to be a complete success. Go team.
Then Saturday’s Kids got in touch about doing a 2 song 7”. Sure, we said, why not? The Grey On White 7” came out in February, fast-tracked to coincide with the band touring the UK once again.
Then the fun started. Peachfuzz had already been hinting that album #3 would be ready in 2012 and they started recording that with abandon - meanwhile Matty Broadbent was busy recording what would become The Brown Hound James Band album with Ray Tovey and various Leeds/Wakefield punk alumni. 2 releases that looked like they might be ready over the summer... Just when my wife was due! Let’s just go for it anyway I figured... Eternal optimist that I am.
Cue an email from Sam Lenthall... Would we be interested in helping release the debut Wooderson album? Yes, we were interested. Then we heard it. HOLY SHIT WE WERE INTERESTED!!! But... The money... The time... Cripes!
My daughter was born in June. She is awesome. A week later my wife let me out of the house to see Joe Ninety and The Leif Ericsson rip up The Packhorse one last time. Sleep deprivation makes that memory feel like a dream. I digress.
Wooderson’s Let The Man Speak album came out early August and was followed out the door by The Brown Hound James Band’s At The Home Of The Heartlands album and Peachfuzz’s We Are Solid State in September and October respectively (though both have shop release dates of December and, you know, make for excellent gifts).
Which makes 6 new releases in less than 12 months. More Bombed Out releases than in any other year since the birth of the label.
The year concluded with The Dauntless Elite celebrating 10 years as a band at a fantastic Leeds gig that also featured label-mates Wooderson and The Amistad.
Once again, thanks to everyone who has supported us and the bands we’ve worked with over the course of the year. We wouldn’t be able to release anything without the few of you who still happily throw a little cash our way for physical (and sometimes non-physical) releases. Cheers to you!
Now roll on 2013, our 15th anniversary and more... Oh, and Merry Christmas from Bombed Out Records!
PS. We won't be doing a NYNS in January 2013. Other things are planned for later in the year though.
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