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    releases September 27, 2016

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Something Anorak - My Kid


We're delighted to be teaming up with long-time AIH pal Gorgeous Bully as well as relative newcomers Something Anorak, for a four track split 7" due for release 27th May.

The two bands met whilst both living and playing in Cornwall in early 2011 and bonded over a shared love of boisterous lo-fi music. In the five years since, Something Anorak, consisting of cousins James and Chris Barrett, moved to Bristol; released an album on Howling Owl and split time writing songs between working as a plumber and a postman. Meanwhile, Gorgeous Bully's Thomas Crang moved to Manchester and with no such restrictions on his time, spent 5 years of unemployment ascending the stairs of bedroom-pop stardom whilst sharing a steady stream of songs that are "ugly and bummed and uncomfortable in all the right ways."

The split features two tracks from each band and is set to be released as a cherry red 7" record on May 27th.

We will be releasing a special Record Store Day version of this release - limited to 25 handcut & handnumbered 7" records. You'll find 5 in Rise Records in Bristol, 5 in Piccadilly in Manchester and 10 at our release show in Bristol at The Crofter's Rights that night.


releases September 27, 2016


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