Having spent the best part of 18 months gradually manoeuvring everything into position, my new record label, Super Weird Substance, is finally up and running with its first releases today, my own track ‘Summer Came My Way’, featuring the sublime vocals of The Reynolds, which is available on vinyl and digital, plus a limited edition box set (200 in total, 100 for promotional use and 100 for sale). The box contains ‘Summer Came My Way’ and the next 3 upcoming releases – ‘She Can’t Love You / Feel The Same’ by Sweet Tooth T’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ by Kermit Leveridge & The Super Weird Society and ‘World Gone Crazy’ by The Reverend Cleve Freckleton & The Sinners. 4 more releases will follow during the summer, and for those with the box sets who want to collect the full vinyl series of 8, there’s room inside for the extra records (foam providing the necessary padding).
The radio versions of the first 4 releases can now be heard on the SWS YouTube channel:
PIAS are handling distribution and the releases are available to buy from all the right places, including Piccadilly, Juno and Phonica. You can also purchase digital copies via Bandcamp:
I‘ve made a SoundCloud playlist of the club mixes:
The response to the promo copies that have gone out has been wonderful, with support on the various tracks from a whole range of DJs including Late Nite Tuff Guy, Horse Meat Disco, Mark Farina, Kiwi, Craig Charles, Graeme Park, Daniele Baldelli, Bill Brewster, Ralph Lawson, Flight Facilities, Fatboy Slim and Balearic Mike, to name but some. The tracks have really begun to take off over in Ibiza where Andy Wilson and International Feel’s Mark Barrott have been featuring them on Sonica Radio, whilst Mark Broadbent from Ibiza Rocks (formerly We Love) has been a big supporter and a number of DJs are already spinning the tunes in clubs, bars and on beaches, including Jon Sa Trinxa and Paul Reynolds. I hadn’t counted on things taking off so quickly over in Ibiza, we really seem to have tapped into that original Balearic spirit that certainly seems to be enjoying a renaissance on the island. This initial DJ feedback can be read here:
This is my first proper foray into the record business since I ran my company Murdertone in the late ’80s / early ’90s. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m blessed to be collaborating with such a special crew of vocalists and musicians, not to mention everyone working around the releases. I’m feeling highly confident about our timing here, everything seems to have come together at the right point with festival season about to fully kick in given it’s the week of Glastonbury. The ‘fools leap’ I spoke about at the outset of all this has well and truly been taken and we’re looking forward to where this leads us.
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Super Weird Substance Website: