NEW VIDEO: BEAT MARK ‘PURPLE GLOW’
‘Joyous debut album from Parisian Creationists’ Uncut Magazine ‘a French take on the British pop sound makes a simply superb album from Beat Mark’ Louder Than War
Video created by London based photographer & film artist Phil Miller http://www.philmillerphotography.com/
Debut album out 18th February - pre-order:
LISTEN: New Singhles Club track: instant pop from the French West Coast.
‘PolaroÏd’: It’s a French song not trying to be from the 1920s. It’s got a back beat - and we can only salute Granville this upbeat, bravely different and instant pop outfit.
The four piece have only been going a year, and about to release their first album, Ample Play have an exclusive on this single release because we deeply dig them. Refresh your human memory banks of modern music rot with this one.
‘PolaroÏd’ is the 4th track in our current Singhles Club series. This series has gained high quality regard of late, and other tracks include the Cornershop punk rockversion of The Lovely Eggs ‘Food’ and ‘Merry Go Maggie’ another Singhles Club exclusive from the The Smoking Trees whom just been featured in NME’s Buzz Section being described as ‘weird and brilliantly so.’ Oh and it includes a collaboration with Trwbador who are about to drop their first album soon.
Music lovers can join at any time and expect more surprises via cornershop.com
Introducing Beat Mark:
Gaëtan (Guitar / Harmonies)
Karin (Keyboard / Lead Singer)
Chloé (Drums / Harmonies)
Julien (Keyboard/Lead Singer)
Four Parisians, who strike with the noisy pop spirit of contemporary U.S. music (from MGMT to Dum Dum Girls),and don’t hide their mid-80s to mid-90s English influences, from Mary Chain to Stone Roses.
‘Breeezing!’ is the first single taken from their forthcoming album ‘Howls of Joy’. Ample Play’s Tjinder Singh remembers, “I was in Paris during a heat wave - a friend took me to a little record shop in a small hilly street just North of Canal St Martin. He asked the shop owner to play Beat Mark and I realized that I was listening to what England had lost the ability to create anymore, what’s more, it was a whole album of that stuff, an album of songs that immediately moves in with you.”
Sean Bohrman from LA’s Burger Records ‘Breeezing! is the jam!’ and Josh Walker from Nashville’s legendary record shop Grimey’s: “I love ending the year with something like this to look forward to next year. I really can’t wait to get it in my hands.” Look forward to the hotly tipped album in mid February, but for now walk into the sun with ‘Breeezing!’
Single out 28th January 2013
Cat Number: AMPLA057DD
Listen to Tjinder talk to Bethan Elfyn about how the label came about, its philosophy & roster. Special thanks to Bethan and Dani at Amazing.
Cornershop ft TRWBADOR - ‘Every Year So Different’ - ample play records. The video is Directed by Chris Curtis of Passion Pictures, London, who said “the song inspired me to go down a rabbit hole of bygone bucolic happenings and into the inner mind of a cuckoo clock jukebox. Clockwork feline hosts and floating bears fill a festive snow globe world inspired by the rosy nostalgia of 50s and 60s American greetings cards. Scratching back and forth, the video serves up a wistful and warm classic.”
Trwbador’s Angharad has a perennial voice, similar to that of Claudine Longet, which simply states that Christmas may be here once a year but given what can happen in 365 days, and as we grow, it is never the same at the end of any year. To accompany the songs smoke filled chimneys of the Welsh Valleys are Northern Brass, Italian strings, and Human funk.
‘Every Year So Different’ is now available by what Tjinder calls digital inch via all good retailers, but it also kicks off the second series of the Singhles Club - a total of 6 songs by Cornershop and Friends as part of the The Singhles Club subscription (£6 for 6 tracks), via cornershop.com: http://bit.ly/RywPgA
We’re pleased to announce that Ample Play Records has just joined the record fair party, we will share a stall with another special small label on Sunday 2 December at the London Christmas edition of the Independent Label Market, at Spitafields, East London.
As artists and label owners, Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres from Cornershop will be manning our stall during the day, together with a battalion of helpers. We will be selling rare and limited stock with all with the promise, quality & variety that Ample Play Records is renowned for, & that ‘rule the nation with version.’
Sunday 2 December 2012 10am-5pm
for further info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org