To coincide with the merch drop, we thought we would stage a little 5-a-side footy match for the Cult. As you can see from the photos below, it was a huge success and I doubt it will be long before you see some more familiar faces in the Premiership. All credit to Harvey for the photos (IG: @hwfpht).
It's been a while since we treated you to some new COTD material, so today we bring you a brand new video from the crew, plus some merch and vinyl news.
OFFIE is the first we've heard from the Cult since their 2018 album, but as you will see and hear, they have lost none of that unbridled raw sweg energy in the interim. Featuring Lee, Milk, Barebase, Shakes, Grubb, Sly Moon and Salar, plus some suitably gritty production from Lee and Wholesome Fun, this is COTD in their purest form.
The video was released to coincide with the new COTD vinyl that has just gone up for pre-order, as well as a new logo tee, which you can see in the video being worn to devastating effect. Both the vinyl and t-shirt are available to order now.
On Christmas Day, your Lord and Saviour, Lee Scott, blessed our enlightened Cult Members with a brand new EP, coming just a couple of weeks after the surprise release of his new album, Somewhere Between Here and There. Although initially it was a Cult Member exclusive, today sees the full digital release of the EP on all the usual platforms and streaming services. The ffsman ep, features beats from a number of production geniuses, including Morriarchi, Sumgii and Sam Zircon, as well as some supreme guest spots from the likes of Jehst, Dream Mclean and CLBRKS. It's available to stream and download now, plus you can listen to it in full below.
It wouldn't be right to let today pass by without indulging your desires for all things spooky and so with that in mind, we are proud to present the brand new video from Bill Shakes. Taken from his recent EH? album, Smartprice sees Shakes teaming up with fellow Blah OG, King Grubb, as they get their sweg designer zombie flex on across Blackburn and Salford. Smartprice is produced by Lee Scott and Jack Chard. EH? is out now on all the usual platforms.
Our extended family over at Off Licence Magazine recently conducted an interview with arguably the most famous Blackburnian on the planet, Bill Shakes. They discuss Bill's new album, EH?, the definition of cold saggin' and more. There is also a tribute to the Blah Records OG in their latest issue, which is out now.
Another night of mayhem is on the cards, as the party gods, Super Mega Bookings, bring Lee Scott and Jam Baxter to London to celebrate their most recent venture, Happy Hour At The Super Fun Time Party Dome Megamix 4000.
To help with the festivities, they will be joined by some familiar names and faces, including Stinkin Slumrok, Nah Eeto, Bill Shakes, Morriarchi, Sumgii and DJ Sammy B-Side. This all goes down on 8 November, at the Westbank Gallery in Notting Hill and tickets are available now via Ticket Arena.
Good news for you vinyl fiends regarding the pre-orders for Eh?. We have received word from the pressing plant that the batch will be ready and delivered to us at the end of next month, meaning that the provisional date for fulfilling your orders will be 1 November. We will confirm once they have all been shipped out. Pre-orders for the vinyl are still available over at the Blah store.
Unless you've been sleeping for the past month, you will know that last week saw the 616 contingent roll into London's iconic Jazz Café for another teardown, as Cult Mountain reunited for their first gig in quite a while. Having split up weeks before purely so they could pull off a legitimate reunion show, Lee Scott, Milkavelli, Trellion and Sumgii hit the stage with all the debauchery, energy and sweg of Mötley Crüe c. 1985. They brought with them some of 616's finest friends and affiliates, including Nah Eeto, Stinkin Slumrok and Morriarchi. If you weren't able to catch the action in person then luckily for you we captured some of the historic takeover on camera, which you can see below. All photos taken by Harvey Fairley-Williams (IG @hwfpht).