Listen to Jess Roden on “The Modcast”

  Episode 32 of The Modcast – featuring Jess and acclaimed writer (and former enfant-terrible of The NME) Ian Penman – is now live, here: Pictured just after the pre-record are (l/r) Dean Rudland (presenter), Jess, Ian and Eddie Piller (presenter). We’ve also donated a really special prize which’ll go to whoever in the world… Continue Reading

Sneak preview of Gemma Hayes LIVE album…

  Here’s a little sneak preview of Gemma’s new Live album (Night&Day) on YouTube: This limited edition vinyl release features 10 live recordings from the Olympia Theatre and Crawdaddy in Dublin, and St Giles-in-the-Fields in London and is available to pre-order at:…. (Look for the LIVE vinyl album in the right hand blue sidebar.) Each copy… Continue Reading

Gemma Hayes – The Hot Press Awards

  Gemma has been nominated in the ‘Best Female Artist’ category in the forthcoming Hot Press Awards. Ireland’s The Hot Press – for those not in the know – has been the world’s most fortnightly music magazine since 1977.   Continue Reading

The Distractions – digitisation now completed

  Well… we finally did it! Digitisation of all-found is now complete. Naturally we’ve been working with the expected 1/4″ and 2″ analog reels but also a bunch of cassettes which, quite honestly, were so layered in dust – having lain in un-looked-at boxes for decades – they had to be wiped clean so that… Continue Reading

Gemma Hayes – vinyl test pressings for Night&Day approved

  Gemma (pictured) in the studio at FX in the midst of approving the vinyl cut of her forthcoming Live album – Night&Day. Pictorially… a white label is… well… its a white label test pressing = doesn’t look particularly exciting, does it..?!? But… actually… it really is… and certainly was… when we were all listening… Continue Reading

Inside Jess Roden’s Anthology – video

Presenting a video montage with snippets of music from The Jess Roden Anthology and showing a few of the exclusive pictures in the accompanying book, along with pictures of a load of old boxes… also known as Hidden Masters. If you’d like to order one of the last remaining copies, as there are now only… Continue Reading

Gemma Hayes sings LIVE in a magazine storeroom

Is that John Mayer in the background? No wait – there’s  Liam Gallagher – and there’s Gemma Hayes sitting in front of HotPress magazine covers with her  guitar singing  Keep Running and Evening Sun. Irish pro-music magazine Hot Press featured a live performance by Gemma in their luxurious surroundings of their storeroom-cum-studio. It doesn’t get… Continue Reading

Jess Roden Anthology is #2 on Top Ten 2013 album releases (The Word)

‘Happy New Year’ everyone from the HM elves and, of course, the HM guardian kats – Gracie, Zig-E-Kat and Finn.E… and, here’s a rather splendid bit of news to begin 2014 with. We’ve just read on The Afterword (the website created after the widely respected and professional music magazine The Word  closed down) in which… Continue Reading

Gemma Hayes drops in to HiddenMasters

 Gemma Hayes dropped in to the leafy HiddenMasters studio last week, working along side designer Jayne Gould creating the album cover for Gemma’s new live release. All the details and the updates can be seen and followed on PledgeMusic here. It’s worth having a look at  the PledgeMusic page because Gemma has two tracks –… Continue Reading