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24 July, 2011

Reduced prices on back catalogue for a limited period

For a limited period we're offering specially reduced prices on much of the Occultation back catalogue as we could use the space and also a bit of cash in preparation for the official UK and US release of the Wild Swans album.

So if you'd like to complete your Occultation collection now's the time to visit the Occultation Shop....

Factory Star "New Chemical Light"

Here's some fantastic footage of Factory Star performing New Chemical Light from their album Enter Castle Perilous last weekend in Preston.

16 July, 2011

Reduced Factory Star prices for limited period

Factory Star's Enter Castle Perilous is starting to get some of the attention it deserves, Angel Steps appeared on the MOJO playlist last month, we've started to see a lot of posts on social networking sites, the LP made the top 10 bestsellers on Louder Than War... This is a record that we're enormously proud of so, for a limited period, we're offering reduced prices on all versions, though the real bargain remains the LP+CD version at just £15+P&P (that's just one lot of P&P even though it's two items). More details on our ECP page.

Wild Swans in The Guardian

The Guardian newspaper included a piece on Glow In The Dark from the new Wild Swans album click here. The piece was published on the paper's website on Thursday and in the print version yesterday (Friday 15/7/11). It reads:
"The Wild Swans Glow in the Dark The Merseysiders' 1982 Zoo Records single The Revolutionary Spirit was one of the classic singles of the post-punk era. Founder Paul Simpson has spent much of the intervening period trying to get over the band's subsequent implosion and relocate the "original spirit" of the group. From the forthcoming album, The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years, this is stunning, swoonsome guitar pop like they never went away. Dave Simpson" [no relation!]

Tracks In Snow EP - final copies

We're down to the last few copies of the Wild Swans' Tracks In Snow EP. This is a companion piece to the Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years album featuring three songs recorded at the album sessions but which do not appear on it in any form. We've just unearthed a box containing a few more of these but once these are gone that'll be it.

The Bluebell Wood on The Word cover-mount CD

The Bluebell Wood, the glorious call-to-arms which closes the new Wild Swans album The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years, appears on one of the two cover-mount CDs given away with the new (dateline August, street date mid-July) edition of The Word magazine. Click here for details.

07 July, 2011

Factory Star gig with the Monochrome Set

On the night before their Newcastle gig (see previous post), Factory Star will be supporting The Monochrome Set in Preston. More info here.

Factory Star gig in Newcastle

More Occultation-related gig info: Factory Star play the Cumberland Arms Beer Fest in Newcastle on 17th July 2011. More info here.

06 July, 2011

Jonathan Beckett gig

Jonathan Beckett has a gig, with Sarah Thomson & The Beautiful Word, at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on 21/8/11. More details available here.

02 July, 2011

Factory Star in MOJO playlist

The new issue of MOJO magazine has Angel Steps, the opening track from Factory Star's Enter Castle Perilous album in the Playlist. The piece reads: "Garage rock with H.P. organ from early Fall member Martin Bramah; features that poltergeists-in-the-industrial-estate flava familiar to admirers of Live At The Witch Trials. Find it: Enter Castle Perilous (Occultation)"