LITTLE TIGER RECORDS
in association with Synergy
at the Hug & Pint, Friday 28th April17
Little Tiger Records will be presenting an evening of new music at the esteemed Hug & Pint venue on Friday 28th April.
I.SOLAR has risen like an agitated phoenix from the flames of Casual Sex, who ripped it up somewhat in Glasgow and beyond over a couple of tear-stained years. Trips were many and varied, including Austin, Texas (SWXW), New York, New York (CMJ), Brighton (The Great Escape), and sojourns across the UK. Singles were released via esteemed labels (We Can Still Picnic & Moshi Moshi), live radio sessions were broadcast on BBC 6Music (Marc Riley) & BBC Radio Scotland (Vic Galloway). An album was recorded that may be posthumously released at some point. However, eventually the flame burned out.
After a period of reflection and refraction, Samuel, Pete, & Chris regrouped with a brand new thing, a new sound and vision, which they called I.SOLAR. Songs were written and recorded at the I.SOLAR headquarters in Glasgow (Green Door Studios), the first fruits of which, Concubine, has just been released by Little Tiger Records, a new label operating from Riverside Music Complex (based in Busby on the outskirts of Glasgow). Little Tiger is run by Riverside students on the Music Business HND course.
Little Tiger Records has also released the debut single by Fenella, the A-side is self-penned ('I Will Not Win') was recorded at Riverside Studios, whilst the B side - a version of The Velvet Underground’s 'Over You’, was recorded at Green Door Studio.
Fenella were formed by Mairi Fenella Whittle & Jack Boyce whilst they were both studying in Glasgow and discovered they shared an interest in the mid-late 1960’s output of Elektra Records (Nico, The Doors, Love, Tim Buckley), The Velvet Underground, Neil Young’s ‘doom trilogy’, and jazz. They started working on Mairi’s ideas until they had built up an impressive repertoire of self-penned songs.
Fenella made their live debut at the Centre of Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow on Sunday 26th June, playing at Club Left as special guests of Vic Godard & the Subway Sect. The audience were appreciative of their downbeat set, with Fenella quietly and assuredly winning over the crowd. Further sporadic live dates throughout 2017 are planned