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CB November 12th 2008 (Diffusion Records special with The Valkarys and Obrigado)



 

On this week’s show we put the spotlight on emerging northern record label Diffusion Records. Established a few years ago as a springboard for up-and-coming bands, the label describes its mission statement as:

 

“Our label was created because we wanted to support the emerging artists who are looking for a break. It is composed of people dedicated to helping musicians and bands gain exposure to their fans and to the music industry. We want the artist to succeed and reach their goals and we will never ask anyone to compromise who they are or what they stand for. We want to build long term, lasting relationships with our artists and their fans.”

 

The label’s website is www.myspace.com/diffusionrecords. Kudos to Kelly!

 

During the show we spoke to two bands with new singles out this month on Diffusion Records. First up was Edinburgh six-piece The Valkarys, whose new single Candy Girl is released on November 24th, and has been described as “like The Coral trying to mate with Scott Walker but falling out before they get to the bedroom.” The band can be seen playing the Hope & Anchor in Islington on the 18th. Their myspace is www.myspace.com/thevalkarys.

 

To hear the interview with The Valkarys singer Scott (third left) click here.

 

Next up was Obrigado from Keswick. Having gone through a number of line-ups and musical incarnations since forming in 2004, the band (another six-piece!) have spent much of the year touring the UK and release The Same Thing That Makes You Live on November 24th. Find them online at www.myspace.com/obrigado1.

 

To hear the interview with Obrigado singer Ryan click here

 

Both singles are available on CD and download, you can order them by going to www.myspace.com/diffusionrecords. Playlist for the show:

 

Incubus – Are You In www.enjoyincubus.com

Jawbox – Static www.myspace.com/jawboxdc

Ruby Cruiser – Everybody Wants To Be Cool www.thomasthetaff.com/welshbands/pastbands/rubycruiser

Being 747 – The Girl Who Fell Asleep Whilst Watching Her Life Flash Before Her Eyes www.being747.co.uk

The Notwist – Pilot www.notwist.com

When We Talk – Idiosyncratic www.myspace.com/whenwetalk

The Kazoo Funk Orchestra – Dirty Dinners www.kazoofunkorchestra.com

The Hinges – Surrey Street www.myspace.com/thehngs

Deadbeat Alibi – Changed www.myspace.com/deadbeatalibi

Vaults – Sweet Nothings www.myspace.com/vaultsuk

The 3am Context – Buildings Burn www.the3amcontext.co.uk

The Valkarys – Candy Girl www.myspace.com/thevalkarys

Calories – To Encounter A Deer www.myspace.com/caloriesband

The Display Team – Wring Wrong www.thedisplayteam.com

Cabaret Rat – Cattle Ranch www.cabaretrat.com

Blakfish – Jeremy Kyle Is A Marked Man www.myspace.com/blakfish

Soria – You Don’t Deserve Lungs www.myspace.com/soriauk

Stapleton – Northwest Corners www.myspace.com/stapleton

Obrigado – The Same Thing That Makes You Live www.myspace.com/obrigado1

The Tibetan Tea Company – Spacegirl www.tibetanteacompany.co.uk

Ninjalube – That Dress (Phoenix FM Session) www.myspace.com/ninjalube07

Lasky – Choking www.myspace.com/thelaskyband

3rd Rock Revolution – Hard Shoulder www.myspace.com/3rdrockrevolution

Chris Macaree – Missing Peace Is… www.myspace.com/chrismacaree

Run Don’t Walk – Need Some Time www.myspace.com/rundontwalkband

Lost Without Cause – Electric www.lostwithoutcause.com



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