Ampleplay Established in London by Tjinder Singh & Ben Ayres. Purveyors of independent music but not plinky plonky independent music. Artists include Clinton, Beat Mark, Cornershop, The Toes, The Sufis, Kay Kwong, Bed Rugs, Bubbley Kaur, The Paperhead, Matsuki Ayumu.

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‘The beast of winter is slain and what better way to celebrate than with some solar flared grooves courtesy of Cornershop?’ – The Quietus
‘A career every bit as adventurous as the Beatles’ - Paul Morley, The Observer



We at ample play records have decided to blow up a pop up shop to bring more satisfaction to people’s everyday living, and much relief to their sound system units.  It is the smallest shop in the world, and doubles up as the smallest art centre in the world, and triples up as the smallest disco in the world.  The inspiration is E. F. Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered.  We will be selling ample play and non ample play music, in the heart of Stoke Newington.  So for bargains and a great day out please join us, pop in.

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Ample Play was set up by avid record collectors Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres from deeply respected UK band Cornershop, as a vehicle for their own music. Over the last 3 years, Ample Play has gone on to collaborate with other labels such as Burger Records and Trouble In Mind, and developed a celebrated roster, which includes Nashville’s The Sufis and The Paperhead, Portland’s Jack Lewis and Sudden Death of Stars from France.

 ”Ample Play is truly a label of love, bringing you new rock in the great explorer’s tradition of Elektra, Island and Apple. David Fricke, Rolling Stone, USA

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i keep playing this song and it’s so short.  everytime i get to the end of it i’m like \( 0_0)/

Quirky video created by Video created by Chris Curtis.

Chris made a film based around the covers of his overly large collection of 70s compilation LPs. He brought them to life using kinetic type - i.e. moving/animating text - of the song’s wonderfully odd lyrics, and pan and track the camera around a world made up of the ladies and graphics inspired by these covers.
The track is taken from the forthcoming album ‘All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown’ out 10th March.
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Funky roads are back again
Funky drinks are back again
Zip-zap guns are back again
Big shoes are back again
Tax in the post is back again
Worker strikes are back again

Cornershop – Funky Days Are Back Again


the 1st release by the acclaimed French psych band now available digitally @AmplePlay

Bed Rugs & Ample Play Records: March tour dates, Record Store Day single & debut album UK re-issue


Bed Rugs: the young Antwerp bandtake their name from the much discussed mat in The Big Lebowski.  After the highly praised release of last year’s mini-LP ‘Rapids’, we are pleased to go backwards and present ‘Purple Pill’ & ‘Dream On’ as a special Record Store Day 7” issue.
The 2 tracks arehighlights from their outstanding debut LP ‘8th Cloud’, showing that even then they punched well above their weight.  Originally released in the Benelux, ‘8th Cloud’ - “one of the catchiest, most sumptuous sounding beginnings to a recording career you are likely to hear today” according to Shindig! Magazine - itself will come out 28 April on CD only in the UK and France.

The sounds are heavy weight and the melodies ambitious - classic rock from Beatles to Nirvana.  They could indeed be described as ‘the illegitimate children of McCartney and Cobain.’ 
James Endeacott who has seen them a good few times describes them as ‘off the scale’.  Their spectacular London shows were the best antidote to anti-European feelings we have seen for a long time.

06/03/2014 Old Blue Last, London
07/03/2014 Doghouse, Halifax
08/03/2014 The Ferret, Preston

13/03/2014 Beursschouwburg, Brussels
14/03/2014 Espace B, Paris
15/03/2014 1988 Live Club, Rennes

Sudden Death of Stars: live dates & album  



The French psych band Sudden Death of Stars will be releasing their second album on Ample Play Records on 10 March 2014, entitled ‘All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown’.

Listen to the 1st Double A single taken from the album, out 3rd March:

Live dates:

Sudden Death of Stars

Sudden Death of Stars: live dates & album


The French psych band Sudden Death of Stars will be releasing their second album on Ample Play Records on 10 March 2014, entitled ‘All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown’.

Listen to the 1st Double A single taken from the album, out 3rd March:

Live dates:

Sudden Death of Stars
28/02/2014 Shipping Forecast Liverpool with Lucid Dream

01/03/2014 The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

02/03/2014 Glasgow Stereo, The Old Hairdresser’s

04/03/2014 NN Cafe, Northampton

05/03/2014 Bristol Mothers Ruin

06/03/2014 Old Blue Last, London with Ben Ayres & James Endeacott DJ FREE ENTRY with Bed Rugs, Ben Ayres & James Endeacott DJ
07/03/2014 Doghouse, Halifax with Bed Rugs & Ben Ayres DJ
08/03/2014 The Ferret, Preston with Bed Rugs

11/03/2014 Le Bateau Ivre, Mons

12/03/2014 The Falk, Antwerp

13/03/2014 Beursschouwburg, Brussels with Ben Ayres DJ
14/03/2014 Espace B, Paris with Bed Rugs
15/03/2014 1988 Live Club, Rennes with Bed Rugs

ALBUM PRE-ORDER LINKS in the format of your choice:


MATSUKI AYUMU ‘Cold Kills You’ single

Ample Play Records - CAT no: AMPLA086DD

RD: 10/02/2014 - ‘Cold Kills You’ & ‘Astronomical Campfire’

Taken from the album ‘Terraforming (Alternative)’

After meeting Cornershop via Twitter, Matsuki collaborated with the band a couple of times and went on to release his music through Ample Play and via his own website, whilst composing for Japanese TV and film.

Influenced by Western pop and indie music, Matsuki’s style will remind you of the Beatles or Super Furry Animals, yet it’s entirely sung in Japanese and completely distinctive.

Join our own Yellow Magic Orchestra and his multi-coloured world.

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