MOJO magazine previews The Island Book of Records

MOJO magazine previews The Island Book of Records

The recently published version of the 60s special magazine from the masters at MOJO features six pages on Neil Storey’s book project – The Island Book of Records … “It’s been a journey of discovery and its not over yet” says Storey after years of sleuthing to find the stories behind the songs and albums from this amazing… Continue Reading

Strum along with Jess Roden

Thank you Google Alerts for finding this gem today. Here’s a Chordify version of the little video we made to promote Jess Rodens Anthology. we can’t account for its accuracy, though its very very nice of them to give chords to our fuzzy radio transitions between clips. Continue Reading

Jess Roden Anthology selling on Amazon for £230.96 –  Bargain!

Jess Roden Anthology selling on Amazon for £230.96 – Bargain!

Alternatively,  buy Anthology from HiddenMasters for £65… there might be some buyers who want to spend that sort of money, after all, the album is a limited edition, and we only have about 50 left, so we can understand the panic… but £230, wow!!! But if you’re looking for a cheaper version of the Anthology, there are two used versions… Continue Reading

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