News: JB – the foundation of Capital Letters has confirmed yesterday that the recording of the new 14 track album is going really well. Sugar Shack Records should receive three fully completed mixes within the next few weeks for consideration for a single release early summer.
Talisman’s new album “Don’t Play with Fyah” is a revelation. Most bands with a history that stretches back four decades are content to go through the motions, their creative peak somewhere in the past, not Talisman. Their new album includes some of the strongest material they’ve ever recorded, with seven brand new songs and the corresponding dub counter parts; this is their finest album to date.
The first single taken from this album is “Relijan”, a roots anthem with lyrics that resonate with contemporary relevance whilst the music has the timeless feel of the best seventies roots. This track raises the game for Talisman and puts them on par with such British greats as Aswad, Steel Pulse and Misty in Roots at their best; without doubt destined to be seen as a classic of the genre.
The single is released as an introduction to the album in the digital format on January 20th 2017. The video has been shot by Michael Jenkins of 8th Sense Media.
With such strong material we knew we had to pull out all the stops when it came to the final mix and who better than legendary musician, producer, engineer and all round British reggae genius Dennis Bovell (Matumbi, Steel Pulse, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Aswad, Madness, Orange Juice, The Slits, The Pop Group, Arcade Fire, Joss Stone).
It’s hard to overstate Dennis Bovell’s contribution to British music, reggae in particular and we can’t think of anyone more qualified to mix this track.
The album includes 14 tracks on the CD and digital download version, there is also a limited edition vinyl LP featuring four of the vocals and their corresponding dub versions, Talisman’s “Don’t Play with Fyah” is released by Sugar Shack Records on March 17th 2017.
Distribution is by Shellshock/ The Orchard and available from all good digital retailers worldwide.
CAPITAL LETTERS Après plus de 20 ans d’absence, le groupe anglais Capital Letters fait son grand retour sur album. Le célèbre groupe, auteur du fantastique album ‘Headline News’ paru en 1979 chez Greensleeves Records, avait disparu des radars au début des années 80. Premier album studio en trente
Merry Xmas from all at Sugar Shack Towers. Thanks for your support in 2015 and here’s looking at another action packed set of releases in 2016. Blessed love . Mike, Martin, Steve, Sam, Nick and the rest of the team
Statement from Sugar Shack Records.
As the parent company in the group that incorporates Reggae Archive Records and Bristol Archive Records we will not be participating in Record Store Day 2016. We have made a decision that the corporate intensity demonstrated by the major labels to essentially high jack which was once a good idea, has destroyed our enthusiasm. As such we won’t expose ourselves to the risk of letting our fans down by not being able to guarantee that a record will be manufactured in time for the event. We will do our best to continue to release amazing records in 2016 (some will be scheduled very soon) but nothing will appear as part of Record Store Day 2016.
Sugar Shack agree a digital release for the Birmingham artist Jeremiah. The ten track album ‘Shadows of the Past’ will be released on all digital platforms worldwide on 27th November 2015.
Jeremiah has previously worked with Afrikan Star, Amara, Truths & Rights, Studio 2 and Reggae Revolution.
Jean McLean aka Sceptre opening the show at The Legends of Legends Lovers Rock showdown at The Drum in Birmingham last weekend. Your can pick up a copy of her new album by visiting the record shop at www.sugarshackrecords.co.uk
Jashwha Moses with Full Force & Power
New album soon come. The track listing for the LP is as follows:
1. What a Situation
2. Crazy (version)
3. Rise Up
4. No! Not I and I
5. Do Not Weep (A Meditation)
6. People Of Power
7. I Believe
8. Nothing To Lose
9. Bad Situation – (Feat Moonsy v The Masked Musikian)
The CD and digital have three additional tracks:
11. Jah Time Will Come (Live)
12. Power Crazy People – Stop The War (Live)