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Monday 14th April 2014: The dearth of pop?
Monday 14th April 2014
THE DEARTH OF POP?

Another day, another reflection: I am getting to the point where I am finding the London 'scene' (ack, that word) is starting to feel a little stale. There does seem to be a vibrant DIY scene but somehow I'm failing to find the jo...

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Sunday 16th March 2014: Reflecting on a pop show.
Sunday 16th March 2014
REFLECTING ON A POP SHOW.

So last nights show at Power Lunches was great in many ways. Cast and Crew were booked blind because Paul from Ace Bushy is the drummer in this duo. They started the evening was a tremendous set of catchy yet noisy pop songs. They had songs t...

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Wednesday 26th February 2014: The A-Z of the Odd Box Weekender: The Manhattan Love Suicides
Wednesday 26th February 2014
THE A-Z OF THE ODD BOX WEEKENDER: THE MANHATTAN LOVE SUICIDES

The Manhattan Love Suicides were the first band I ever put on back in 2007 as part of the Lostmusic collective. They played a headline show at the now defunct Luminaire in Kilburn. We got 200 people in, lord knows how, as they were pretty unknown....

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Monday 17th February 2014: The A-Z of the Odd Box Weekender: Heathers
Monday 17th February 2014
THE A-Z OF THE ODD BOX WEEKENDER: HEATHERS

The A-Z of the Weekender rumbles on and we've reached H. This is where we find LA three piece Heathers. They're a bit special and Did Not Chart blog loved their 2103 single 'Teenage Clothes' : punk’s energy meeting the broken-he...

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Monday 17th February 2014: The Hundredth Anniversary
Monday 17th February 2014
THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY

Brighton four-piece The Hundredth Anniversary were formed in January 2012. Their atmospheric and precisely structured songs marry shimmering guitars, rigorous percussion andethereal vocals to make swirling noise-pop. In July 2012 the band released...

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Wednesday 5th February 2014: The A-Z of the Odd Box Weekender: Gum
Wednesday 5th February 2014
THE A-Z OF THE ODD BOX WEEKENDER: GUM

The A-Z of the weekender continues with Gum. Gum are a 4 piece band based in London, they were one of the stars of the 1st volume of The 100 Club Series and that ultra limited single is close to being sold out. Their sound swirls near the dreamy a...

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Thursday 23rd January 2014: The A-Z of the Odd Box Weekender: Fever Dream
Thursday 23rd January 2014
THE A-Z OF THE ODD BOX WEEKENDER: FEVER DREAM

Fever Dream are a trio of friends from London. They're also one of the best live bands kicking up dust in this fair city of ours. Fever Dream are the sound of post-punk getting gnarled up with shoegaze. Their live shows are always something to...

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Wednesday 8th January 2014: The A-Z of the Odd Box Weekender: Eureka California
Wednesday 8th January 2014
THE A-Z OF THE ODD BOX WEEKENDER: EUREKA CALIFORNIA

Eureka California (from Athens, Georgia) bring the raw garage sound to this years weekender. They also kill it with some brilliant pop songs something like a lost gem from the 90s. We believe they will be playing this show as a power duo. As part of ...

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Tuesday 7th January 2014: The Wolfhounds - Anthem / Middle-Aged Freak 7
Tuesday 7th January 2014
THE WOLFHOUNDS - ANTHEM / MIDDLE-AGED FREAK 7

The new single and the 3rd in a year from The Wolfhounds will be delivered this week. The single is currently available to order via our bandcamp page where you can currently stream 'Anthem'.  All orders currently placed&nbs...

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Saturday 4th January 2014: The A-Z of the Odd Box Weekender: Chorusgirl
Saturday 4th January 2014
THE A-Z OF THE ODD BOX WEEKENDER: CHORUSGIRL

Over the next few weeks we're going to preview all the bands that will be playing the Odd Box Weekender this year. We're going to have 19 or 20 bands over 3 days during the first weekend of May. We're going to look at bands in alphabet...

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Monday 16th December 2013: Odd Box Weekender 2014
Monday 16th December 2013
ODD BOX WEEKENDER 2014

So next May Odd Box turns 5 years old and to celebrate we will be holding our annual 'Weekender'.  This year the event will run from Friday 2nd May- Sunday 4th May.  Friday 2nd May - Power Lunches - Dalston  (Wee...

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Friday 13th December 2013: 100 Club Series Volume 2 - subscribe now!
Friday 13th December 2013
100 CLUB SERIES VOLUME 2 - SUBSCRIBE NOW!

The next volume of the 100 Club Series is getting closer. The first 3 records are in production. We offered subscriptions to those that subscribed to Volume 1 first. Now we have about 25 subscriptions remaining. So be quick. We're also hoping ...

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Saturday 23rd November 2013: Mega Sale! On Now!
Saturday 23rd November 2013
MEGA SALE! ON NOW!

Yep, Odd Box Towers is on the move and we need to make room for our new releases so we are having a crazy sale. So it's win / win. Odd Box makes room for some cracking new releases and you get to grab a bargain too!   This sale will ...

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Saturday 23rd November 2013: Interview with Tyrannosaurus Dead
Saturday 23rd November 2013
INTERVIEW WITH TYRANNOSAURUS DEAD

(first published in Obzine). Fresh from seeing Tyrannosaurus Dead tear it up at Birthdays the other day I sent a short email to get the low down on T Dead.   Odd Box have released one 12” by the band and we have plans for m...

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Saturday 26th October 2013: Singles Clubs - latest update
Saturday 26th October 2013
SINGLES CLUBS - LATEST UPDATE

Right, after an age waiting for things to come back from the pressing plant I have some news on The 100 Club Series. The first 4 7" singles have now been received. For those that subscribed to the whole series the first 2 records (Flowers and...

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Friday 2nd August 2013: Singles Clubs - Update
Friday 2nd August 2013
SINGLES CLUBS - UPDATE

Just a quick message to let people know the status of the various singles club releases. Crackle! Fuzz! Pop! City Yelps - Shipped Year of Birds - Shipped Noun Verb Adjective -  Shipping on 2nd September Good Grief - Shipping on 2nd Septem...

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Friday 4th January 2013: Not extinct - It's Tyrannosaurus Dead
Friday 4th January 2013
NOT EXTINCT - IT'S TYRANNOSAURUS DEAD

Odd Box is delighted to welcome Tyrannosaurus Dead to the Odd Box stable. We've just agreed to put out their next 6 song 12" EP.  "Pure // Apart" will be hitting the shops in May. The band are also playing the first Od...

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Wednesday 26th December 2012: From the Odd Box vaults volume 2: The Wednesday Club
Wednesday 26th December 2012
FROM THE ODD BOX VAULTS VOLUME 2: THE WEDNESDAY CLUB

The second of our irregular 'features' on releases from yesteryear. This time we've got The Wednesday Club.  Their 'Katapult' album was their 3rd release. It came out at the tail end of 2009. The band gave up playing live sho...

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Saturday 8th December 2012: Ace Bushy Striptease return with a new album!
Saturday 8th December 2012
ACE BUSHY STRIPTEASE RETURN WITH A NEW ALBUM!

Ace Bushy Striptease are a five-piece indiepop group from Birmingham. They started five years ago as a distraction from the final year of university, they have grown up slightly over time from a wide-eyed mess into the semi-coherent, rough and tumble...

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Wednesday 31st October 2012: Noun Verb Adjective - new free download single
Wednesday 31st October 2012
NOUN VERB ADJECTIVE - NEW FREE DOWNLOAD SINGLE

Noun Verb Adjective (N/V/Adj) is Evan Inman and Chrim Ruck. The began the band back in July of 2012 as way to fill up space on their portable multi-track recorder. Recording layer after layer of crunchy, lo-fi pop sounds using a variety of instrum...

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Wednesday 12th September 2012: Singles Club 2013: Crackle! Fuzz! Pop!
Wednesday 12th September 2012
SINGLES CLUB 2013: CRACKLE! FUZZ! POP!

Yes, that's right. The singles club is BACK.  Crackle! Fuzz! Pop!  This time it's coming out on CD. There will be 8 EPs released over the course of 2013. There should be 3 songs on each EP. There will be 89 subscriptions av...

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Saturday 1st September 2012: Credit Crunched
Saturday 1st September 2012
CREDIT CRUNCHED

Ok, it's been a while. The Odd Box credit card got crunched which meant we had to scale bacl on some of our plans. But we're still here, punching above our weight. The latest release is a cassette by MARTHA. It's a split release with W...

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Tuesday 21st August 2012: From the Odd Box vaults volume 1: The Kick Inside
Tuesday 21st August 2012
FROM THE ODD BOX VAULTS VOLUME 1: THE KICK INSIDE

So with Odd Box fast approaching our 4th Birthday we thought it was time to highlight some gems from our back catalogue. First up we're going to look at the first ever release on the Label. This came from the janglesmiths The Kick Inside who h...

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Wednesday 11th July 2012: Web orders - problems
Wednesday 11th July 2012
WEB ORDERS - PROBLEMS

It has recently come to our attention that not all email orders have come through to our mailbox correctly. I think we have now fixed the issue - but if you have ordered in the last4-6 weeks it seems that only 1 in 3 emails was being received. We ...

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Tuesday 12th June 2012: Pale Man Made album released
Tuesday 12th June 2012
PALE MAN MADE ALBUM RELEASED

Pale Man Made return in June with their second album Red Box Secrets, the hugely anticipated follow-up to their debut Oh, My Treasured Things, a record which NME described as ‘a thing to treasure’ and which was voted album of the week by ...

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Tuesday 12th June 2012: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Tuesday 12th June 2012
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Odd Box is bring to an end our regular Which Way Is Up! shows at The Wilmington Arms. We've got one final show in July at the Wilmo and one this week at The George Tavern (we're trying the place out due to the Wilmington Arms being booked alr...

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Thursday 19th April 2012: Odd Box Weekender Free Download compilation
Thursday 19th April 2012
ODD BOX WEEKENDER FREE DOWNLOAD COMPILATION

The Odd Box Weekender is fast approaching and tickets  are selling fast! Be sure to snap one up before they sell out.  They can be bought from here. (£10 per day, £20 for the whole weekend). And thanks to all of the bands pla...

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Sunday 15th April 2012: Free download single from Pale Man Made!
Sunday 15th April 2012
FREE DOWNLOAD SINGLE FROM PALE MAN MADE!

A free download single from Pale Man Made. ‘In Your Bed’ is the second UK taster from the forthcoming album Red Box Secrets which will be released on 14 May.  The first taster ‘B-Line’, receive...

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Friday 6th April 2012: Shipping Costs
Friday 6th April 2012
SHIPPING COSTS

Sadly the British Postal service have hiked prices severely this April and we've had no alternative but to raise our postage rates as a consequence. We are reluctant to do this but the price rises are simply to much to absorb. Sending a 7" s...

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Tuesday 13th March 2012: The Blanche Hudson Weekend, Pale Man Made, Anguish Sandwich and more free download releases
Tuesday 13th March 2012
THE BLANCHE HUDSON WEEKEND, PALE MAN MADE, ANGUISH SANDWICH AND MORE FREE DOWNLOAD RELEASES

So 2012 is already nearly a quarter way done and it's gearing up to be a another big year for Odd Box. So far we've released free downloads from The Give It Ups and Proto Idiot.  The free March single has been delayed but it will be u...

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Tuesday 24th January 2012: The Rosie Taylor Project - Twin Beds
Tuesday 24th January 2012
THE ROSIE TAYLOR PROJECT - TWIN BEDS

The next album to be released on Odd Box is now available to order now - 'Twin Beds' by The Rosie Taylor Project is officially released on 13th February. And we've already had a smattering on great notices on the internet.  SoundsXP ...

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Sunday 1st January 2012: Let's Be Frank!
Sunday 1st January 2012
LET'S BE FRANK!

Odd Box is delighted to be kicking off the new year with our first free download release in bloody ages. It's an absolute belter too - by our favourite  lo-fi pop scamps The Give It Ups. The band have been around for a few years now and back...

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Saturday 10th December 2011: The return of the Odd Box Weekender!
Saturday 10th December 2011
THE RETURN OF THE ODD BOX WEEKENDER!

★★★★★ Tickets Update ★★★★★   On sale now: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/3880   S̶u̶p̶e̶r̶ ̶L̶i̶m̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶E̶a̶r̶l̶y̶ ̶B̶i̶r̶d̶ ̶W̶e̶e̶k̶e̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶T̶i̶c̶k̶e̶t...

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Sunday 27th November 2011: Chapter 24 - Single of the Month in Art Rocker
Sunday 27th November 2011
CHAPTER 24 - SINGLE OF THE MONTH IN ART ROCKER

The latest Odd Box release has just been reviewed in this months Art Rocker magazine and it's their single of the month. These are shipping from the web shop now (and they'll be in real shops on 12 Dec). ...

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Friday 18th November 2011: Stream the next round of the Singles Club!
Friday 18th November 2011
STREAM THE NEXT ROUND OF THE SINGLES CLUB!

With the chilly nights closing in - it's time for some Odd Box news - The next 3 singles club releases will be ready in 6 or so weeks! Read on for more information on the upcoming 7" records.... ODD023 The Hairs / The Medusa S...

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Monday 7th November 2011: New Pocketbooks album!
Monday 7th November 2011
NEW POCKETBOOKS ALBUM!

Odd Box is delighted to be releasing the second album by Pocketbooks. It is coming out on September 19th and will be in all good local record shops and all regular download stores. We are also hosting an album launch show at The Wilm...

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Wednesday 19th October 2011: 2012 - What Goes On?
Wednesday 19th October 2011
2012 - WHAT GOES ON?

Odd Box will not be doing a new Singles Club in 2012 as originally planned. This mainly down to time issues and the desire to step back and see where the label is going. This doesn't mean we will be resting up and going to ground. It is because w...

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Tuesday 18th October 2011: Which Way Is Up! with Wake The President
Tuesday 18th October 2011
WHICH WAY IS UP! WITH WAKE THE PRESIDENT

Which Way Is Up! returns to The Wilmington Arms this Friday.  We've got three tip top pop acts for you: ★ Wake The President ★  http://www.myspace.com/wakethepresidentband Wake the President isn’t your typical indie pop...

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Monday 3rd October 2011: Back at the Brixton Windmill!
Monday 3rd October 2011
BACK AT THE BRIXTON WINDMILL!

Odd Box is taking itself back to the Brixton Windmill this Saturday for evening of fuzzy noise pop.  Top of the bill are The Blanche Hudson Weekend who will be launching their debut album 'You've Always Loved Violence'. This Leeds ba...

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Sunday 25th September 2011: Odd Box T Shirt?
Sunday 25th September 2011
ODD BOX T SHIRT?

Would you be interested in an extremely limited Odd Box T Shirt? We're toying with doing a limited run Odd Box T Shirt but before we commit to having 100's of these beauties made up we'd really like to know how many people would be int...

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Friday 23rd September 2011: One Happy Island Return
Friday 23rd September 2011
ONE HAPPY ISLAND RETURN

2011 has been a busy year for One Happy Island. In January, they debuted their new three-piece Shannon-Brad-Meghan lineup and released a split 7" with their buddies Standard Fare on Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation imprint. By then, Megha...

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Thursday 22nd September 2011: Baaneex: new songs unleashed
Thursday 22nd September 2011
BAANEEX: NEW SONGS UNLEASHED

Baaneex have posted two new songs, 'Weird Dance 8' and  'Space Wagon' on Soundcloud. They're from a batch of new recordings that will see the light of day on two new releases in early 2012 on Odd Box. Keep your eyes and ears ...

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Friday 9th September 2011: Odd Box Singles Club - a few reviews!
Friday 9th September 2011
ODD BOX SINGLES CLUB - A FEW REVIEWS!

A couple of reviews of the first 3 Singles Club 7" singles have popped up on the interent: "A great start to this fine singles-club!" - Single File "the Oddbox Singles Club delivers quality tunes in a spiffing presentation&q...

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Wednesday 7th September 2011: Vostok 5 - tickets selling fast!
Wednesday 7th September 2011
VOSTOK 5 - TICKETS SELLING FAST!

The Vostok 5 exhibition is coming to a close this evening. Vostok 5 are a group of five musician/artists. They have released a 9 Track CD which is available now. The CD comes in a beautiful, fold out handprinted poster ...

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Sunday 4th September 2011: A Fog Of Ideas
Sunday 4th September 2011
A FOG OF IDEAS

A Fog Of Ideas were kind enough to do a feature on Odd Box Records and they did a little interview with me for the site.  You can read the whole shebang here. For those that don't know, A Fog Of Ideas is a blog (and occassional fanzi...

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Sunday 4th September 2011: New website!
Sunday 4th September 2011
NEW WEBSITE!

As you can see we've got a fabulous new website - where you can easily browse our upcoming Which Way Is Up! shows and the latest releases from the label. We've also got a handy media player where we stream songs and videos from our releases. ...

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Tuesday 30th August 2011: Sarandon - Piglet
Tuesday 30th August 2011
SARANDON - PIGLET

Musically Sarandon have moved their sound forward. Produced once again by the inimitable Anthony Chapman (Collapsed Lung, Bis, Klaxxons), the sound is a more mature take on the angular agit-pop of their previous outings. The cheese-wire treble of the...

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Sunday 28th August 2011: What Goes On.....
Sunday 28th August 2011
WHAT GOES ON.....

Just a quickie to let you know that a new website is coming soon. It’s gonna be super-duper. And it’ll have all manner of stuff on it. Until then some tidbits of news on forthcoming releases: August 30th - Sarandon &ndash...

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Monday 1st August 2011: Indietracks!
Monday 1st August 2011
INDIETRACKS!

Got back from Indietracks today. Another cracking festival with loads of Odd Box action going on. Ace Odd Box sets I caught; Pocketbooks, Ace Bushy Striptease, The Understudies (acoustic in the merch tent) and Sock Puppets. Talking of which th...

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Wednesday 13th July 2011: The Understudies 7" Pre Order
Wednesday 13th July 2011
THE UNDERSTUDIES 7" PRE ORDER

The Understudies 7" is up for pre order - limited edition of 300 in Orange vinyl - should be shipping after indietracks! (and fingers crossed will be available at the festival!)...

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Tuesday 12th July 2011: Staff picks at Piccadilly Records!
Tuesday 12th July 2011
STAFF PICKS AT PICCADILLY RECORDS!

The Blanche Hudson Weekend / Horowitz 7" is one of the staff picks at Piccadilly Records! See here...

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Tuesday 10th May 2011: The Singles Club 7″ have arrived.
Tuesday 10th May 2011
THE SINGLES CLUB 7″ HAVE ARRIVED.

I’ve got to hand number three sets of 400 singles, sleeve 1200 singles and put together the goody bags (2 postcards, a sticker, 4 badges and a information sheet) before they are ready to ship. All that have ordered – they’re so near...

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Sunday 1st May 2011: New Sarandon LP!
Sunday 1st May 2011
NEW SARANDON LP!

Odd Box are delighted to be releasing the new Sarandon LP in UK/EUROPE. ”Sarandon’s Age Of Reason” is due to hit the shops in March – it will be available to pre-order soon. This is a joint release with Slumberland Records who will be relea...

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