Candy Twist #7 is out now

Candy Twist #7Candy Twist #7 is all finished, printed and ready for sale, with Thee AHs, The Fireworks, Dufflecoat Records, Gurr, Cosines, 100% Vegan, Heathers, Ray Kimura, Axolotes Mexicanos, Flowers, New York City Popfest, Copenhagen Popfest, Lost Summer Kitten, Indiefjord, Dorotea, and much more. There are great contributions by Kristin Gill (February Records), Andy Hart (A Fog Of Ideas), Pete Bowers (Horowitz), Lisa Bouvier (The Flatmates, etc.) and Marianthi Makra (Indietracks). As usual, eight mini-interviews and some pieces by me complete the zine. 84 new pages of DIY pop!

‘Nobody’s Business, volume one’ is out now!

Nobodys BusinessYesterday some very exciting mail was delivered to the Candy Twist headquarters! CTR001 ‘Nobody’s Business, volume one’ is now available for order. We’ll ship all pre-orders first, but hopefully we can get your copy to you within 10 days from ordering.

SIDE ONE: 1. The Fireworks – I wish you’d go / 2. Cave Ghosts – Mistakes / 3. The Hobbes Fanclub – Baby it’s you / 4. Liechtenstein – The map / 5. Martha – Clatty Harriet / 6. The Felt Tips – Going natural (demo)

SIDE TWO: 1. Lost Tapes – All I miss / 2. Making Marks – Breakthrough / 3. Horowitz – That’s deceit / 4. Colour Me Wednesday – What happened / 5. Heathers – Wedding song / 6. Young Romance – Twenty five

Only 250 copies printed. If you haven’t ordered yet, get your copy in the shop.

Candy Twist fanzine #6 is out now!

Candy Twist fanzine #6Since the very end of 2013, Candy Twist #6 has been ready and for sale. This issue features interviews with Horowitz, All Dogs, Compute, Alpaca Sports, Westkust, Go Violets, Bloomer, The Spook School, Freschard, The Garlands, and Wild Balbina. Also, there’s a looong Indietracks 2013-diary, and great contributions by Kristin Gill (February Records), Pete Bowers (Horowitz), Mark Hibbett (MJ Hibbett), and Ian Anscombe. As usual, eight mini-interviews and some pieces by me complete the zine. 92 new pages of DIY pop!

‘Nobody’s Business, volume one’ up for pre-order now!

CTR001Twelve international bands present twelve brand new exciting and exclusive DIY pop songs on one cozy vinyl compilation. This LP aims to show what DIY pop is all about today. From the loud fuzzy pop from The Fireworks to the folky Scandinavian pop from Making Marks, from Martha’s punky pop to Liechtenstein’s mysterious bittersweet indiepop, the full spectrum is covered.

Pre-orders come with a free and exclusive fanzine (48 pages!) featuring interviews with the bands on this LP, and more. All buyers will receive a physical copy of the LP and a digital download code.

The album was mastered by Pete Bowers. Liner notes by Kieron Mitchinson.

Pre-order this LP now.
Listen to the album here.

Estimated release: December 2013/January 2014.

All artists for CTR001 confirmed!

When you start a label, you got to do it right, with all your favourite artists. That was the thought, and that’s what happened! I’m very grateful to these bands for working with me, and making Candy Twist’s first release, the 12″ LP ‘Nobody’s Business, volume one’ extra precious:

Cave Ghosts, Colour Me Wednesday, The Felt Tips, The Fireworks, Heathers, The Hobbes Fanclub, Horowitz, Liechtenstein, Lost Tapes, Making Marks, Martha, and Young Romance.

Great bands, lovely people. All of them!

Candy Twist fanzine #5 is out now

Candy Twist Fanzine #5Three months ater the previous issue, Candy Twist #5 is all finished, printed and ready for sale. This issue features interviews with Good Grief, Making Marks, The Blanche Hudson Weekend, Shelflife Records, Tunabunny, Without Feathers, The Silhouettes, Dorothy Gambrell, Kill People You Like!, The Flatmates, The Middle Ones, The Very Most, and The Quirky Girl Crafter. There are great contributions by Kristin Gill (February Records), Andy Hart (A Fog Of Ideas), Jörgen Svennson (Fraction Discs), and Pete Bowers (Horowitz), plus a round table with Phil Wilson (The June Brides), Jyoti Mishra (White Town), Darren Hayman (Hefner), The Primitives, and Kip Berman (The POBPAH) about the charms and limitations of DIY. As usual, eight mini-interviews and some pieces by me complete the zine. 96 fresh pages of DIY pop!

I’ll bring some handfuls of copies with me to Indietracks next week, where they’ll be on sale for £ 2,00. After that weekend I’ll start shipping online orders. The online price is cheaper at € 1,00, but that’s just to compensate for the high shipping costs, and even under actual production costs.