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Are You Sure I Was There

LP Edition of 700 Pressing (200 x Ltd Cream and 450 on Heavy Black Vinyl. Full size double sided insert Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz BLACK VINYL – OUT OF PRINT CREAM VINYL – OUT OF PRINT At last, a new studio LP from superb London duo, The Left Outsides, to follow up on 2018’s amazing All That Remains.  The basic building blocks remain the same — half of the sound is Alison Cotton and her viola and keys, the other half is Mark Nicholas with a stunning array of guitars — but the structures they create this time are darker and more forbidding than their antecedents. This album feels very much a piece of the season in which it is being… Read more »

Only Darkness Now

LP Edition of 300. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz. Artwork – Luke Drodz OUT OF PRINT Here is the second solo LP by the wonderful London-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Alison Cotton. Originally issued on cassette by the mighty Bloxham Tapes, just about everyone who heard Only Darkness Now suggested it might make for an excellent LP. And hey — they were right. Alison’s debut LP ‘All Is Quiet at the Ancient Theatre’ received wide ranging critical acclaim from placing in the Guardians Writers Album Of The Year to placing in the Quietus Albums of the Year. Ms. Cotton has a storied past performing with Saloon and The Eighteenth Day of May, and she still may be found doing likewise with The Left Outsides. And… Read more »

S/T (Retrospective)

2xLP Edition of 598 (250 x Transparent Green / Transparent Gold  & 348 x Black Vinyl)   –  Gatefold Jacket Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz Black Vinyl – Out of Print  Transparent Green / Transparent Gold Vinyl  – Out of Print  Copies available at Forced Exposure  The Eighteenth Day of May were a six-piece, London based group. Originally formed as an acoustic trio consisting of American Alison Brice (vocals, flute), Swede Richard Olson (acoustic guitar, harmonica and sitar) and Ben Phillipson (guitar and mandolin), they combined elements of traditional and contemporary folk with a psychedelic jangle. They spent the summer and autumn of 2003 bonding over Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band, Steeleye Span, Sandy Denny and Trees all blending in… Read more »

There Is A Place

LP Edition of 300 Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz A new reissue of this masterpiece by the Left Outsides, originally issued on cassette in 2015, then first put to vinyl in 2017, as the long-format follow-up to the classic The Shape of Things to Come LP (FTR387). The current edition is demarcated by a glossy cover and metallic gold printing. Its music remains as timeless a gust of dark autumnal wind as any you’ll ever hear. Some of the music here was written as part of the soundtrack to Gus Alavrez’s 2009 noir-pastoral short, Stand and Deliver, but the songs evoke their own host of images. The band, consisting of Alison Cotton and Mark Nicholas (once of the beautifully Fairport-tinged, 18th… Read more »

All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre

LP Edition of 500 comes with Download Code. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz.    Bandcamp The Quietus Albums of the Year 2018 – No.49 !! DUSTED MAGAZINE BLACK VINYL – OUT OF PRINT COLOR VINYL – Alison Cotton may be best known as one half of The Left Outsides as well as being a name to be found on many of the finest folk/drone/experimental contemporary recording artists releases via her sonorous Viola playing. So, both Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records (U.S.A.) can bring to you via the medium of Vinyl, Alison Cotton’s debut release – “All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre” (after 3 sold out runs via Bloxham Tapes). Over 35 minutes Alison Cotton casts you into the most… Read more »

S/T

LP Edition of 500 Comes with Download Code. Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz BLACK VINYL – OUT OF PRINT COLOR VINYL Back in the early Oughts, there was a great UK folk rock combo called The Eighteenth of May. They did one album and cut out. Trimdon Grange Explosion is that band, minus two members, and their debut LP kicks up one of the finest blends of UK folk and West Coast psych since the glory days of Fairport. Alison Cotton and Mark Nicholas (also of Left Outsides) comprise half the band, alongside guitarist Ben Phillipson and drummer Karl Sabino. And their vibe is akin to a classic Witchseason production. Ringing layers of psychedelic guitars, backed by throbbing rhythms and stacks of… Read more »

All That Remains

LP Edition of 650 (175 x Colour and 475 x Black (well 469 as we are 6 units short) Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz Take Me Home Again BLACK VINYL – OUT OF PRINT PURPLE VINYL – OUT OF PRINT Counting their live CDR from 2007, All That Remains is the fifth album by Walthamstow’s finest duo since at least the halcyon days of Bevis Frond’s Inner Marshland. Hard to pin down with any certitude, the music created by The Left Outsides varies from track to track and even moment to moment. Alison Cotton’s vocals, harmonium and viola blend with Mark Nicholas’s voice, bass, guitar, piano and drums in ways that recall everything from Kendra Smith and David Roback’s drony duo, Opal (on… Read more »

The Shape Of Things To Come

LP Edition of 300 Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz    Soundcloud COLOR VINYL Out of Print BLACK VINYL Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to bring to you a Re-Issue of The Left Outsides LP – “The Shape Of Things To Come”. Originally released in 2015 on the Dawn Bird label on vinyl and on CD via Xemu, with the Vinyl edition been long out of print and hard to find. The Left Outsides, Mark Nicholas and Alison Cotton are a husband and wife duo based in London, England whose atmospheric, hypnotic songs echo Nico’s icy European folk, pastoral psychedelia and chilly English fields at dawn. The Shape of Things to Come is mixed by Martin Noble of British Sea Power… Read more »