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News, 25/08/2011 : Hey, so we’re on another short break, as we’re moving. You can still place orders, but please be aware they likely won’t go out until the first week of September. Thanks for your patience!

 

Team Strike Force! releases

Haiku Salut – How We Got Along After The Yarn Bomb | 3″ CDR/download | strike005 | 8th August, 2011

Haiku Salut are Gemma, Louise and Sophie. For publicity’s sake, we should probably mention that all three previously served in indie pop heroes The Deirdres, but they’ve switched it up totally here. As Haiku Salut, they use accordions, organs, ukeleles, glockenspiels, pianos and trusty loop pedals to throw up huge instrumental chunks of lovely, ending up somewhere between A Hawk and a Hacksaw at their most restrained and the lush organic sound Do Make Say Think’s records give off.

This is their debut EP, and it comes with a mini-comic drawn exclusively for the band by James Machin.

The first pressing is limited to 100 copies, and preorders will be sent out in the first week of August. It hits iTunes, eMusic, Spotify etc on August 8th, although if you buy the download from our Bandcamp it comes with a digital version of the accompanying mini-comic, which you won’t get at any of the retail digital stores.

Tracklisting: 1/ Snaffle 2/ Secret Forever 3/ Quiche 4/ Vowels as Clear as Church Bells

Buy: £4.00 :: 3″ CDR + mini-comic :: add to cart

Downloads: Bandcamp (w/ comic) / iTunes / Amazon

Streams: Bandcamp / Spotify

Jam on Bread – A Railcard Adventure | CDR/download | strike004 | 8th November, 2010

The debut album from the leading light of Manchester’s aquatic uke pop scene. Nine tracks of musings on life, love and beards, including perennial favourites “I Wish I Was A Manatee” and “I Heart Labrador Records”. The packaging is professionally printed and hand assembled by ACDSleeve. Everyone thinks it looks amazing, so you will as well.

For this record, Jam on Bread was augmented and helped out by members of Internet Forever, The Middle Ones and Stairs to Korea.

The first pressing (100 copies) comes with a bonus CDR, The Return Journey, containing a number of covers and a stonking Dreamtrak remix, all of which are unreleased and exclusive.

Tracklisting: 1/ Rail Replacement Bus 2/ Structural Integrity  3/ It’s Always Sunny Inside 4/ Wikipedia Says I’m Dying 5/ The Pros and Cons of Having a Beard 6/ I Wish I Was a Manatee 7/ When I’m Entering Data 8/ Let Jason Donovan Do The Talking 9/ I Heart Labrador Records

Buy: £9.00 :: 2 x CDR :: add to cart

Downloads: Bandcamp / iTunes / Amazon / eMusic

Streams: BandcampSpotify

Laura Wolf – Wolf Goes Pop! | CDR/download | strike003 | April 2009

Debut solo EP from LW, mostly known as a member of London underground pop heroes Internet Forever. Five tracks of fuzzy fuzzy keyboard pop, RIYL Casiotone or Black Bear or those kinda vibes. Comes in hand-assembled sleeve made with Khadi paper, which is handmade in India.

First pressing of 100 copies, about 30 left.

Tracklisting: 1/ Happy New Year 2/ Mirrors Line the Walls 3/ Love Was Dead 4/ White Light Collision Course 5/ Stars Vs. Planes

Buy: £4.00 :: CDR :: add to cart

Downloads: Bandcamp

Streams: Bandcamp

Mat Riviere & Jam on Bread – Life! Death! Prizes! | CDR | strike002 | February 2009

Split CDR, originally produced as a sorta-tour CDR. Three tracks from each side, all different versions to the ones from their respective full-lengths (Mat’s is out on Brainlove). In a hand-assembled card sleeve.

Originally a run of 100 copies, there are about 40 left.

Tracklisting: (1-3 by Mat Riviere, 4-6 by Jam on Bread) 1/ Castroreale 2/ FYH 3/ Godless Girl 4/ It’s Always Sunny Inside 5/ The Pros and Cons of Having a Beard 6/ I Heart Labrador Records 7/ The Give In (secret track, Jam on Bread covering Mat Riviere!)

Buy: £4.00 :: CDR :: add to cart

Various Artists – This Ain’t No Picnic | CDR | strike001 | September 2008

Compilation released to tie-in with the festival held 27th/28th September 2008 of the same name. Features 17 tracks from artists that played that weekend, including a number of unreleased and exclusive cuts. Handmade sleeve on some nice gold-coloured paper, vinyl-style CDR.

Limited run of 150 copies, about 30 left.

Buy: £3.00 :: CDR :: add to cart

 

Distro items

Projections – We Couldn’t Speak | 7″ peng001 | November 2005

First of two releases on my old label, this is the debut 7″ from Brighton’s Projections. Whilst I’m not sure they ever officially split, the band hasn’t played together in a good long while. This is mostly because Steve Ansell (gtr/vocals) found international rock stardom with Blood Red Shoes, who started around the same time and for the first 12/18 months ran alongside Projections, alternating tours and 7″ releases. I seem to remember he once told me Projections was his ‘rock’ band and BRS his ‘pop’ band. In their time together they played maybe a hundred shows up and down the UK, and toured with fellow seaside noise makers Charlottefield (also sadly missed).

Two track 7″, maybe about 30 left from a pressing of 400. All the sleeves were hand-screenprinted and follow the above design, but come in a variety of colours.

Tracklisting: A1/ We Couldn’t Speak, B1/ Twenty Three

Buy: £3.00 :: 7″ vinyl :::: add to cart

Popular Workshop – All About Vikki | 7″ peng002 | January 2006

Second of two releases on my old label. Popular Workshop are a London trio, and this was their first single. Their debut album (recorded by Steve Albini) came out in late 2008 on This Is Fake DIY and they toured with Art Brut just beforehand. Last I heard they were working on new songs and playing occasionally. The a-side was rerecorded with Albini for the album, but I prefer the version here (although I would say that etc), it has more helter-skelter punch to it. The b-side, I’m pretty sure, never reappeared anywhere else.

Two track 7″, on orange vinyl, fully printed card sleeve, about 80 copies of the 400 pressed left.

Tracklisting: A1/ All About Vikki, B1/ Fuck Shit Up

Buy: £3.00 :::: 7″ vinyl :::: add to cart

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