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Little Arrow

Wild Wishes (CD/Vinyl 2013 BWR012)

Wild Wishes sees a progressed sound from Little Arrow's debut Music, Masks & Poems, without forsaking their trademark and captivating sound.

Recorded in picturesque Pembrokeshire, and mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering (Sweet Baboo, Racehorses), Wild Wishes' warm sound immerses the listener in a world of swirling soundscapes and haunting melodies, carried forward by frontman William Hughes' powerful vocals and accompanied by a talented cast of family and friends.

Wild Wishes will be available in a limited edition vinyl run, a laser cut and screen printed CD package and from all the usual download avenues.

Tracklisting

1. Bitten Blues
2. Aeroplane
3. Vessel of Fear
4. People of the Volcano
5. Dear Old Diary
6. The Viewers Are All Human
7. Tap Lighter Loop
8. Poetically Diseased
9. One Helium Balloon
10. Boat
11. Beneath The True Blue
12. Easy Now

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Barefoot Dance of the Sea

Beneath Closed Eyes (CD/Vinyl 2012 BWR011)

‘Beneath Closed Eyes’ is the long awaited and eagerly anticipated debut album from Barefoot Dance of the Sea: their third release on Bubblewrap Records. The band; Rebecca Wood, Elizabeth Whelan & Sophie Cochrane, have gained a tremendous reputation in Cardiff and further afield for their exquisitely polished live performances. Their unique sound focuses around the girls’ three stunning voices and is aptly complimented with acoustic guitar, cello, ukulele and percussion.

Recorded live by in-demand producer Charlie Francis (REM, The High llamas, Sweet Baboo), the result feels less like listening to an album, and more like having the best seat in the house at an exclusive private concert. The record beautifully captures Barefoot's delicate and deeply personal style, portraying every facet of the band with tender tales of heartache heard on tracks such as ‘So It Goes’ and lively clap-a-longs with a sinister tinge such as ‘The Murder Song’.

Tracklisting

1. Someday I Won't Think of You
2. One, Two, Three
3. The Build-A-House Song
4. Lullaby
5. So It Goes
6. Sea Shanty
7. Sea Song
8. Time Takes Time
9. 531 Miles From Aberdeen to Cardiff
10. The Murder Song

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Barefoot Dance of the Sea

'Til Voices Wake Us (CD EP 2011 BWR010)

Moving forward swiftly from their recent split 7" gem with Evening Chorus, Barefoot Dance of the Sea have 6 golden folk nuggets in the form of a tantalising limited edition EP. 'Til Voices Wake Us is a sweet blend of beautiful two-and three-part harmonies and enchanting minimalist instrumentation. They subtly weave together their distinct style to pay homage to a variety of folk-root stylings like old-timely gospel, country crooning, sea shanties and torch balladry. Their delicate guitar and percussion embellish songs of gentle melancholia and light-footed charm.

'Til Voices Wake Us was recorded by Evening Chorus' Gareth Wardle in Cardiff Music Studios and mastered by Donal Whelan at hafod Mastering. Available on from all the usual download places as well as a limited run of 150 CD's complete with exclusive silver foiled packaging.

Tracklisting

1. When You Look at Me
2. Time The Magician
3. Spring Showers
4. Love & Time Machines
5. If I Could Only Fly
6. The Uke Song

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Little Arrow

Music, Masks & Poems (CD Album 2011 BWR009)

Little Arrow is the latest musical venture and brainchild of William Hughes, ex singer, guitarist and songwriter of Cardiff Indie-Folk heroes Fredrick Stanley Star.

William spent much of 2010 in the wilderness of West Wales where, inspired by his surroundings, he continuously wrote and recorded songs with friends and family members. The result is this rich and enchanting debut album, which exhibits an accomplished, enigmatic artist at work.

From start to finish, 'Music, Masks & Poems' is full of uplifting, eclectic modern folk and gospel songs which make the spine tingle with its rugged quality. For music fans who appreciate big organic vocal songs surrounded by cleverly crafted instrumentation, 'Masks and Poems' is an essential listen.

William is already in the stages of writing and recording a follow up album, as well as planning nationwide tours and performances. But for now, Bubblewrap Records are very proud to present the debut album by Little Arrow, 'Music, Masks & Poems'.

Tracklisting

1. Bitten Blues
2. Aeroplane
3. Vessel of Fear
4. People of the Volcano
5. Dear Old Diary
6. The Viewers Are All Human
7. Tap Lighter Loop
8. Poetically Diseased
9. One Helium Balloon
10. Boat
11. Beneath The True Blue
12. Easy Now

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Evening Chorus & Barefoot Dance of the Sea

Split 7" (7" Vinyl 2011 BWR008)

This is the long-awaited debut release from two of Wales' finest folk bands. Recorded by Gareth Wardle at Cardiff Music Studios, the split 7" release is a collaboration between Evening Chorus and Barefoot Dance of the Sea and incorporates Evening Chorus' 'Decisions', and Barefoot Dance of the Sea's '531 Miles from Aberdeen to Cardiff'. The result of this recording is two beautifully crafted pieces of folk music, wrapped up in harmonies, with subtle and diverse instrumentation and yearningly honest lyrics.

Evening Chorus began as two lifelong friends, a chance meeting and a university course mate. They were brought together by a love of tea, biscuits and folk music and decided to combine their own experience and influence to create something new. A year and a half later, after extensive touring of South Wales and the South of England, and a finalist position in the Greenman Festival's Green Poll, their powerful vocal harmonies and inventive use of the instrumentation has granted them a solid reputation as one of Wales' finest Folk groups.

The trio that is Barefoot Dance of the Sea is made up of Rebecca Wood, Beth Gibson & Sophie Cochrane, the former two from of the Hot Puppies fame and all three from the ensemble supporting Spencer McGarry Season on his Episode 2 album. Their gorgeous three-part harmonies, country laments and sea shanties are encompassed by minimal (bordering on skeletal) instrumentation. Their delicate guitar and percussion embellish songs of gentle melancholia and light-footed charm.

Tracklisting

A. Decisions - Evening Chorus
AA. 531 Miles from Aberdeen to Cardiff - Barefoot Dance of the Sea

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Ivan Moult

The Mine Canary (CD EP 2010 BWR006)

mine canaryBubblewrap Records are proud to present the debut EP from Cardiff-based, singer songwriter Ivan Moult.

Ivan has made quite an impression on live music fans in his adopted city in recent months, gaining attention from BBC Radio Wales DJs and Radio 6 new music champion Tom Robinson along the way.

The Mine Canary EP captures the world weary ache that flows through Ivan's songs, delivered with a trademark vocal tenderness that demonstrates an intriguing maturity and intelligence of a young man finding his own way in the world.
The 5 tracks showcase a mouth watering talent, at home in gentle textures and thought provoking lyrics.

Tracklisting

1. Travels
2. Wait With Me
3. Truth Be Told
4. Fetch Me a Bucket
5. I Might Get Cold

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Lucky Delucci

Winter on the Moon / Bright Beams of Light
(7" Vinyl Single 2011 BWR007)

Winter on the Moon is a modestly epic single that beckons you to a far away world, with melting harmonies and subtle instrumentation. Bright Beams of Light ebbs and flows from eerie suspense to moments of pure joy – and then back again.

Tracklisting

1. Winter on the Moon
2. Bright Beams of Light

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December 1986 (CD Single 2010 BWR005)

Recorded with Kris Jenkins (Super Furry Animals; Cate Le Bon; The Peth), 'December 1986' is the debut single by Lucky Delucci on Bubblewrap Records.

This winter epic is the first release of 2010 for the 6-piece who will be spending the year recording new material for their debut album, due for release at the end of 2010.

Tracklisting

1. December 1986
2. Old Sound of the River

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Young in Summer (CD EP 2009 BWR001)

'Young In Summer' is Lucky Delucci's debut EP, an inevitably out-of-season wonder of touching lyrics, swaying melodies and wondrously-crafted three-part vocal harmonies.
 
Lucky Delucci have this beguiling kind of dissatisfaction, and while most twee bands seem to happily express it by fooling around, they craft from it a kind of musical intricacy to be treasured. 'Young in Summer' is the sound of a band on a genuine quest for truth and beauty, a band who've just happened to stumble upon it in some of the best, most sacred Pop songs you'll hear all year. If you like music, melodies and Pop in its dreamiest, most affectionately lyrical form, then Lucky Delucci are most certainly for you

Tracklisting

1. Tears Fall To The Floor
2. Simon Said
3. House of the Lost Souls
4. Fingers, Thumbs & Toes
5. The Room That Never Sleeps

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Little My

Little My's Tenth (3" CD EP 2010 BWR004)

The tenth and final E.P from Cardiff's twee poppers featuring 4 great covers performed in their distinctive lo-fi style. The final of the decology of EP's is released on March 10th 2010 - celebrating their 4 year anniversary and timely exit from the stage.

www.littlemy.org

Tracklisting

1. Grandstand Theme
2. Debaser
3. KKK Took My Baby Away
4. AM180

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Little My's Ninth (3" CD EP 2010 BWR003)

Little My's penultimate e.p 'Little My's Ninth' is a collection of 4 tracks written and recorded by Harri of Little My. Additional recording: Vocals on Heavy, Quite Heavy Quiet by Steph School, Nicola@Sea and David@Sea. Singing on Upsticks & Carry On by Bienjamu Pylons and Nicola@Sea. Singing on Quiet Times B by Liz School and Mrs The Nay. Electric guitar by Graf Gindrinker. Cello by David@Sea. Violins by Steph School.

www.littlemy.org

Tracklisting

1. Bears in the Air
2. Heavy, Quite Heavy, Quiet
3. Upsticks & Carry On
4. Quiet Times B

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Various Artists - 12 Days of Christmas (CD Album 2009 BWR002)

12 Days of Christmas is a collection of exclusive Yule-Tide Winter Warmers from the likes of The Loves, Little My, Them Squirrels, Brontosaurus Chorus, The Rocky Nest, Sweet Baboo, Allo, Darlin', Speedmarket Avenue, The Bobby McGee's, Silence at Sea, Lucky Delucci & The School

The twelve bands involved were hand-picked by Richard Chitty (The School, Lucky Delucci, Little My) and Harri Davidson (The School, Little My), and were given 31 days to write and record a Christmas song incorporating one of the Twelve Days of Christmas. From a partridge in a pear tree to drummers drumming, each band has brought their own artistic style to create a fruitful spectrum of genres ranging from indie pop to folk to tweepop.

Drawing from nostalgic memories of Christmas time spent as a child; the warm fuzzy feeling of roasting chestnuts on an open fire, hearing Phil Spector's 'A Gift For Christmas' crackling on an old record player and singing carols gathered around a grand piano (ok, maybe not that picturesque). 12 Days of Christmas aims to bring that childish excitement of surprise such as the next present to open, families and friends coming together or the distant sound of sleigh bells. To hear exclusive festive songs in a range of moods and styles from up and coming indie artists, is sure to be Christmas present arrived early!

This is the second release from Bubblewrap Records (in collaboration with Businessman Records) in a limited run of 500 copies. It is available from all the bands involved as well as both record labels' websites. Digital downloads will be available from itunes and other popular digital download websites.

Tracklisting

1. The Loves - Chrsitmas All Alone (just like the partridge blues)
2. Littly My - When the Turtle Dove've Flown Away
3. Them Squirrels - Three French Hens
4. Brontosaurus Chorus - Calling Birds
5. The Rocky Nest - Five Golden Rings From The Hi 5 Kings
6. Sweet Baboo - I Can See Geese in Your Eyes
7. Allo, Darlin' - Silver Swans in NYC
8. Speedmarket Avenue - Where Maids are Queens
9. The Bobby McGee's - Ladies Dancing (on eastbourne pier)
10. Silence at Sea - Lords Keep Leaping (snatch sweetness from the bleakness)
11. Lucky Delucci - Pipers Piping
12. The School - Drummer Boy

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