A few months back we praised designer Craig Oldham’s Key Worker Print. Now, the designer has curated a new platform to display young talent from across the UK using the #GRADSHOWCASE 2020 hashtag on Instagram and inviting 2020 graduates to showcase their work. The project saw over 500 submissions from multi-disciplinary artists and is a great discovery tool for businesses looking to utilise new talent. In the statement to round off the project Craig added that, ‘the industry will be made better by having the year of 2020 graduates with it.’ Looking at this incredible work, he’s not wrong – I can’t wait to see the website come to life in September. Head to the Instagram in the meantime here.
Annabel Fraser recently shared the news about a brand new Manchester-based online zine shop, we have yet to dive in but it’s looks great. Take a browse here.
We would like to thank everyone who bought records as part of the Independent Label Market Bandcamp Friday. We were overwhelmed by the number of orders and appreciate your patience when it came to getting everything posted out. We still have copies of the King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard ‘Rancid rainwater eco-wax editions’ available, these won’t be there for too long, head to our Bandcamp today!
The closure of Manchester’s Deaf Institute and Gorilla has brought a black cloud over our heads today. We hope Manchester can fight back and these buildings can re-open as music venues once again in the future. To boost our mood this Friday, Ewan Pearson has delivered the goods with this mind-melting remix of Happy Monday’s ‘Hallelujah.’ It’s killer…
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ON THE HEAVENLY JUKEBOX
Crack Cloud’s ‘Pain Olympics’ came out today and it was definitely worth the wait. Listen to the full album here.
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released a beautiful new single this week, if you’re a fan of ‘Sketches of Brunswick East’, ‘Paper Mâché Dream Ballon’ and ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ then ‘Honey’ is the perfect track for you.
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FRIENDLY RECORDS – CAIO WHEELHOUSE
Check out this absolutely gorgeous T-shirt design from our friends in Bristol, designed by the incredibly talented Caio Wheelhouse. It’s a 5 colour beauty on an organic cotton shirt printed in Bristol by @simpleprintstudio.
Only a couple of days left to pre-order this
That’s all from us folks, have a wonderful weekend!