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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
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
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
Soon come October 27th
Royal Sounds @Lambeth Country Show this weekend
Tour starts next week
Royal Sounds ‘Message Music’
Capital Letters ‘Judgement Day’ (Dubwise)
Played out on the David Rodigan show last night
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’
Royal Sounds from Tottenham, London agree a deal with Sugar Shack Records. The album ‘Burning Inspiration’ will drop later in 2017 – the first single at the end of August. You can catch the band on some tour dates as follows:
8th July – Function Party, Northampton (UK)
22nd July – Lost Rivers Festival, London (UK) TBC
29th July – Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
29th July – Radio Alwareness, Amsterdam (NL) – 10am
3rd Aug – One World Festival, Cannington (UK)
4th Aug – The Tunnels, Bristol (UK)
5th Aug – The Wonder Inn, Manchester (UK)
6th Aug – The HiFi Club, Leeds (UK)
Exciting times ahead!
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We thought we’d share with you a snippet from Capital Letters new single ‘Judgement Day’. Recorded in Birmingham and Wolverhampton UK 2017 and taken from the new 14 track album. Sugar Shack Records will release late summer 2017 – we are currently working on the dubs! Heavy Dubs!
Three new tracks with finished mixes sent to the label www.sugarshackrecords.co.uk yesterday from the Capital Letters studio. New album soon come…….
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.
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
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.
Jashwha Moses on the new Compendulum album released June 10th. Here’s the trailer: https://youtu.be/S-5ny94eanA
Here’s the first short video to launch the forthcoming release of the Compendulum album – out June 10th 2016 – Enjoy!
JB from Capital Letters taken in Paris at a show last weekend
Capital Letters playing in Paris, France on the 20th May 2016
Jean McLean @ Hootanny, Brixton, London last week – 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
Here’s Jean McLean in Scotland this weekend with the promoter Robbie. Great show.
Just been confirmed that the shows in Europe will commence on May 20th
Just about to start the campaign
Jean McLean has a show booked in Scotland – nice work Jean
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.