Dehvan Othieno leaves Talisman

Dehvan Othieno leaves Talisman

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After 41 yrs Dehvan Othieno lead singer, guitarist & co-founder of Reggae outfit Talisman, performed his last gig with the group on 7th Dec 2018. ‘I haven’t unplugged yet, just moving on to pastures new’ the plan is to present a new outfit in the very near future, so keep your eyes peeled. Bless up, Irie Ites.>

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Black Symbol album ‘Behold’

Apoligises folks but the CD is released today 23rd Nov 2018 – the Limited Edition LP has been delayed until 14th Dec 2018.

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Laid Blak ‘About Time’ gets a Limited Edition Vinyl release

3D5A0700It drops on the 25th January 2018

Ten track Clear Vinyl – signed copies available to preorder with limited edition poster now!

https://sugarshackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/about-time

 

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A rare Black Symbol show

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Capital Letters New Album ‘Judgement Day’

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Royal Sounds Summer Tour Dates

Royal Sounds photo colour (c) Alison OzerayGo see the band on the road

13th July – Zwarte Cross Festival, Holland
27th July – Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall UK
3rd Aug – Reggae Geel Festival, Belgium…
5th Aug – Love, Peace & Reggae 2018, Whistable UK
11th Aug – Boomtown Fair, Winchester UK
16th Aug – Rototom Festival, Spain
29th Sept – Falmouth Reggae Festival, Cornwall UK

 

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Royal Sounds speak about LOVE

Really good interview with Royal Sounds shot in Brixton for ‘World a Reggae’

http://www.worldareggae.com/interviews/interview-royal-sounds-brixton-uk-2018/

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Capital Letters New Album Update

BThe new Capital Letters album ft: JB and called ‘Judgement Day’ has now been mixed in full by Compendulum. Its now being mastered. Soon come

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Laid Blak in the house!

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Record Store Day Release 2018 – Gary Clail Sound System

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GARY CLAIL SOUND SYSTEM

Emerging from Bristol’s early post-punk scene, back in the eighties one-time roofer Gary Clail began to make musical waves with his white-boy toasting over the dub splendours of the On-U Sound reggae stable as a warm-up at their live shows.

With his strong Bristol burr and ragamuffin stage presence, Gary has remained a force of nature ever since. He has a polemical street passion that remains undiminished and his socially conscious pronouncements of dissent are both unsettling and yet sometimes extremely funny. His music is uncompromising, political, often dark but also extremely danceable.

Gary began his recording career in 1985 and he soon achieved his own underground fame. He had a brief flirtation with the overground too when his “Human Nature” single made the top ten in the1992 national charts. Gary disappeared from the music scene for years but formed the Gary Clail Sound System in 2013.

This double A-side limited edition ten inch single on Sugar Shack Records is the result of a series of sessions that took place throughout 2017, when Gary collaborated with producer Mike Bennett, whose credits include Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, The Specials, The Fall and Shane McGowan.

Gary’s idiosyncratic On-U Sound System production touches provide the cornerstone to this new track, especially in the enveloping dub sections where veteran multi-instrumentalist Tony Wrafter brings brass and flute parts that add both depth and drama to the piece.

Electric Skies is in three movements and starts off as an industrial workout before morphing into classical-orientated psychedelia, then culminating in a heavy bass-orientated dub.

 Lyrically, Gary is on top form, sending up conspiracy theories about mind-altering chem trails, drones and illuminati.

The second track, Twisted Love (Dub), witnesses Gary’s eerie vocals filtered through space echo sounds against a dark, dub-orientated groove provided by Tony Wrafter, again with Mike Bennett and also collaborator Alan Keary, who has worked together with the likes of Dillinger, John Cooper Clarke and Intastella.

The two tracks were recorded in a succession of bedroom studios before being mixed at Far Heath Studios with Angus Wallace, who notably played drums on The Prodigy’s Fat of The Land.

Both tracks evade convenient categorisation in a dense thicket of dub, electronica, industrial, classical, and even psychedelia. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Laid Blak join the Sugar Shack family

Laid Blak image1Sugar Shack are proud to announce that we will be releasing the brand new LAID BLAK album via the imprint on 6th April 2018. Initiallly the formats will be CD and digital. The band started an extensive tour on Feb 2nd. The album is called ‘About Time’.

 

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Capital Letters 2018

BCapital Letters have been in the studio during 2017 recording a new album. It’s currently being mixed by Compendulum for a late spring release date.

Here’s the band in rehearsal, Birmingham, UK Nov 2017

 

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Royal Sounds Jan 2018 Tour Dates

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Royal Sounds Headline London Show

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Natty Tour Ends

25073134_1611703545560521_7316179881222585208_oRoyal Sounds finish the Natty tour in Norwich.

Big thanks to Natty for inviting the Royal Sounds family on the tour with Kibir La Amlak

Big news coming very soon about the next batch of Royal Sounds shows

 

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Gary Clail

24198_110076942341928_7432892_nWe can confirm that Sugar Shack will release a limited edition 10 inch single of new Gary Clail material for Record Store Day 2018 – Boom!

 

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Royal Sounds Album launch party

Randy Valentine with Royal Sounds at Burning Inspiration album launch party vibes in Brixton, London 3/11/2017

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Royal Sounds in Cornwall last weekend

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Royal Sounds ‘Burning Inspiration’ Vinyl

Apoligises to all fans but there is a delay at the plant on delivering the vinyl. We expect a two week delay – the CD and Digital are released today as plannedRS WEB FLYER OUTNOW

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Capital Letters Summer European Tour 2018

Big news for Capital Letters. They are now represented by Talowa Productions based in France for European shows and Bombarda in the UK. Dates are now being confirmed for the summer 2018 with the new album dropping in the spring: http://mailchi.mp/talowa/talowa-productions-roster-2018-uk?e=09c00e0582
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Royal Sounds Tour Poster for the Natty dates

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Royal Sounds on tour with Natty!

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Jashwha Moses with Full Force and Power back in action

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‘Message Music’ opens last nights Rodigan show on BBC Radio One Xtra

Wow! Big Up Rodigan and Royal Sounds

Here’s the link:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094j8b8

Royal Sounds photo colour (c) Alison Ozeray

 

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A message from Dehvan

Time to reflect as the 2017 come to an end.. looking faward….

TALISMAN album ‘Don’t Play With Fyah’ was released in January 2017 made it to number 1 on the ‘global reggae charts’ and has been in that chart for the last 4mths the single ‘Relijan’ along with its counterpart video was released in March and has received 1738 plays on 81 radio stations in 28 countries, we have had over 230,000 hits for the video of ‘Relijan’ on reggaeville.com, to date I’ve not heard it on my local radio station if anyone has, do let me know. The phrase ‘a good (talis)MAN is never honoured in his own land’ comes to mind and then they turn around and say ‘you have to dance a yard before you dance abroad’ well play the album and we will dance. I’m just saying because when I signed in facebook asked what’s on your mind today Dehvan Othieno

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Capital Letters ‘Judgement Day’ release

Due to pressing plant issues we regret that the release date has been moved back to 22/9/2017

To preorder: https://sugarshackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/judgement-day

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Royal Sounds – release date set

Soon come October 27th
R SOUNDS Album iTunes PACKSHOT

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Royal Sounds

Royal Sounds @Lambeth Country Show this weekend
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David Rodigan Show Sun 9th July 2017

Royal Sounds ‘Message Music’

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Capital Letters ‘Judgement Day’ (Dubwise)

Played out on the David Rodigan show last night

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08x8q40

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Royal Sounds agree an album deal with Sugar Shack

Royal Sounds from London agree a deal with SSR. We will release their debut album in October ‘Burning Inspiration’. First though we drop a single at the end of August ‘Message Music’
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