Brix interview at NME Awards

Brix Smith Start short interview at NME Awards last week with 6Music's Georgie Rogers talking about Mark Smith's legacy.

Blang catalogue moving to Cargo distrbution

We are moving our digital back catalogue to Cargo Records, one of the UK's leading independent music distributors. This will take a few weeks. In the meantime we're afraid that our catalogue cannot currently be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon and other digital shops or streamed from Spotify, etc. We'll announce when things are back to normal. In the meantime most of our catalogue is available to be streamed from the Blang shop.


Brix & The Extricated debut album part2

Brix & The Extricated debut album

The debut album from Brix & The Extricated is out now and has entered the vinyl album chart at number 38! "Part 2" (BLANG 73) is available on black or clear vinyl, CD and download. "Part 2" was produced by John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, Eno, Dubliners, David Byrne). New single "Moonrise Kingdom" entered the vinyl single chart at number 28 (with many of the entries being golden oldies eg Bowie, Floyd, Doors).

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"Part 2" has been greeted with a volley of praise from the press:

"one of the greatest indie-rock releases of the year. it's f***ing glorious...... This sort of thing is just not supposed to happen. Retired indie singers in their fifties aren’t suppose to pick up a guitar for the first time in a decade and write some of the best melodies of their career. Groups made from former members of another band aren’t meant to transcend the nostalgia circuit. But then nothing to do with the Fall ever followed the rules, did it?"- 9/10 - Drowned In Sound

"this is an extraordinary feat from Brix and chums… The new songs are dynamite; 'Pneumatic Violet' is all pulsing sensuality and vitriol and 'Damned to Eternity' has the pop smarts and punk snarl of girl group classics.” - 9/10 - Vive Le Rock

"their debut features dizzy, Paisley Underground remakes of Brix-era Fall faves plus a surprising skein of new songs… Significantly more wonderful than it is frightening” - Uncut 

"rollicking debut album” – Q Magazine

"Each song on Part 2 features songs where each chorus opens up and drags the song kicking and screaming into pure glam pop, gliding over Steve Hanley’s dirty bass, Steve Trafford & Jason Brown’s weaving, overdriven melodic guitars and Paul Hanley’s battered drums. There is sleaze, attitude and swagger aplenty. Brix Smith is iconic, distinguished, intelligent, dangerous and leading the way for The Extricated, out of the pages of books and onto 7″ singles, stages around the UK and now this full-length album." - Louder Than War