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).
The day you've been patiently waiting for has finally arrived and now you get to experience the majesty of Bill Shakes's new album in all its Blackburnian glory. Featuring appearances from fellow Blah OGs King Grubb and Sly Moon, as well as friend of the cult, Jam Baxter, plus full production from Lee Scott and Jack Chard, Eh? is dripping with all the vibes that have established Shakes as one of COTD's most respected voices. The album is available now from all the usual digital platforms and you can stream it in full below.
It's not long now until the latest album from COTD veteran, Bill Shakes, is unleashed upon your unsuspecting souls. Eh? is set to drop this Friday and so today sees the pre-order links for the vinyl edition being given life. More info is available over at the Blah store and remember they are limited, so be quick cos you know how swiftly these things are scooped up. Pre-orders can be found here and stay tuned for more info on the album coming soon.
Fresh off the reels comes the brand new video from Bill Shakes, as he prepares us all for the arrival of his debut solo LP next month. Tugay Kerimoğlu is named after the famous Blackburn Rovers midfielder, giving you a clue as to how much of a devoted Blackburnian the COTD OG really is. The track is produced by Lee Scott and Jack Chard. Eh? is due for digital release on 23 August.
Memories of their 2014 Uvavu project thanks to this new loosie from Bill Shakes, King Grubb and Lee Scott, as they reunite for theysay. But instead of Reklews on production, this time round the beat is provided by Kiyani.