Capital Letters new tracks

Capital Letters new tracks

Three new tracks with finished mixes sent to the label yesterday from the Capital Letters studio. New album soon come…….
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Capital Letters News Flash

News: JB – the foundation of Capital Letters BW 6has 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.

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Capital Letters – News

News just in from Capital Letters HQ in Wolverhampton
We will have a new album for 2017 – JB and the boys have been in the studio. 14 tracks in pipeline.
More news soon

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Talisman – New Single – ‘Relijan’ – Jan 20th 2017

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.

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Capital Letters – Octopode Festival 27/8/2016

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Jashwha meets Compendulum

Jashwha Moses on the new Compendulum album released June 10th. Here’s the trailer:

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Compendulum Teaser Video

Here’s the first short video to launch the forthcoming release of the Compendulum album – out June 10th 2016 – Enjoy!


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JB – Capital Letters

JB from Capital Letters taken in Paris at a show last weekend


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Capital Leters – Live May 2016

Capital Letters playing in Paris, France on the 20th May 2016

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Jean McLean

Jean McLean @ Hootanny, Brixton, London last week – showtime12976914_10154072645502970_6884081740674814740_o

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Capital Letters – Showtime

Fri May 20, 2016 – 8:00 PM

St Germain En Laye, France, 2016

46 rue de Mareil

St Germain En Laye, France


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
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Jean McLean in Scotland

Here’s Jean McLean in Scotland this weekend with the promoter Robbie. Great show.


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Capital Letters 2016 Tour Dates

Just been confirmed that the shows in Europe will commence on May 20th


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Compendulum Promos

Just about to start the campaign


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Jean McLean Showtime

Jean McLean has a show booked in Scotland – nice work Jean

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Happy Christmas

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

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Record Store Day 2016

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.
Mike Darby

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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.
Jeremiah Sleeve packshot

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USA promotion team on board


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Jashwha Moses Vive le Rock album review

Jashwha Moses Vive le rock review The Rising 7 out of 10

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Record Collector 4/5 Review for Jashwha Moses ‘The Rising’

The Roots Explosion 5 out of 5 album review. Jashwha Moses The Rising 4 out of 5 album review - Record Collector June 2015

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Capital Letters in France 20th March 2015

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Capital Letters in Belgium 21st March 2015

Photo (c10708682_886044541439252_8977955399074022013_o) Bart Van der Nuts

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Talisman in Belgium 21st March 2015

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Capital Letters Vinyl and CD ‘Wolverhampton’ in the house!

Finished product – here we go!

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The Legends of Legends

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 10928823_10153151082057970_5958701072962664522_n

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Capital Letters First Scottish Show for 30 plus years

JA Live presents

Original 70s Wolverhampton Reggae Band
Crucial Roots


over 18s only

Doors 7.30pm

Caribbean Kitchen Open till 9pm

The Rum Shack
657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road
G41 2AB





TICKETS SCOTLAND (Argyle St Glasgow & Rose St Edinburgh)
RUM SHACK (657 Pollokshaws Road)
JB 5 (1)

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The Rising

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:
10. Freebird
11. Jah Time Will Come (Live)
12. Power Crazy People – Stop The War (Live)

To be released on

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British Reggae

JB and Lukas from Capital Letters with Steel Pulse and Black Slate10845678_397666850394993_7101555920988429131_o

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Rodigan supports Capital Letters by playing Jah Music (Rootikal v Manasseh) mix. You can listen again here:

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