1. May Newsletter

    CRYBABY

    New video for single ‘When The Lights Go Out’ - 

    When The Lights Go Out Video

     
    Massive thanks to everyone who gave support to the track on Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist. Crybaby was the clear winner with 59% of the votes! 

    HOT NEWS - Crybaby have today announced their first headline show on 24th May at St. Pancras Old Church, London. Tickets available here

    LIVE DATES:

    8th May - Fleche D’Or, Paris
    11th May - The Fleece, Bristol
    12th May - Walk The Line Festival, Den Haag
    24th May - St. Pancras Old Church, London
    25th May - Rise Records In-store (solo acoustic), Bristol
    21st July - Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall
    5th August - Standon Calling Festival, Standon, Herts
    19th August - Green Man Festival, Hay-On-Wye

    Keep up to date with all Crybaby news on the website or  Facebook  
     
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    SAM BROOKES

    Sam Brookes by Alex Kozobolis

    Sam is starting a monthly residency, Folk, Blues and Beyond, at The Troubadour in Earls Court on 10th July. Watch out for news and line-ups on Sam’s Facebook page or website

    Currently, busy playing shows, as usual. Check out the gig dates below to see if he will be playing in a town near you …

    LIVE DATES
    2nd May - The Bell, Bath
    5th May - O2 Academy, Bristol (supporting Newton Faulkner)
    6th May - Festeaval, Woodbridge, Suffolk
    11th May - The Fishbowl, Brighton
    12th May - Dulwich Festival, London
    21st May - The Louisiana, Bristol (with Pete Roe)
    22nd May - The Railway Inn, Winchester (with Pete Roe)
    23rd May - The Wilmington Arms, London (with Pete Roe)
    24th May - The Portland Arms, Cambridge (with Pete Roe)
    27th May - The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (with Pete Roe)
    29th May - The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (with Pete Roe)
    30th May - Oporto, Leeds (with Pete Roe)
    1st June - Party In The City, Bath International Music Festival
    6th June - Conygre Hall, Timsbury, Nr. Bath
    16th June - The Big Session Festival, Nr. Burton-upon-Trent, Staffs
    5-8th July - Nova Festival, Pulborough, West Sussex
    13th July - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
    13th Nov - Colston Hall, Bristol

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    ONE SIXTH OF TOMMY


    One Sixth Of Tommy

    LIVE DATES:
    30th May - The Rainbow, Birmingham
    23rd & 24th June - Jinney Ring Festival, Bromsgrove
    7th July - Frome Festival, Somerset
    11th August - Smartfest, Stourbridge
    19th August - Green Man Festival, Hay-On-Wye

    Keep up with OSOT’s news on their website and Facebook

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    Stackridge have begun their 2012 Spring Tour. Check the dates below to see if they are playing in your town.

    LIVE DATES
    2nd May - The Robin 2, Bilston
    3rd May - The Stables, Stony Stratford
    4th May - Lowdham Village Hall, Lowdham
    5th May - The Trades Club, Hebden
    6th May - The Dutchess, York
    11th May - The Nags Head, High Wycombe
    18th May - St. John’s Church, Godalming
    27th May - Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter
    21st June - Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport

    Keep up with all Stackridge news on their Facebook page

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  2. Crybaby News


    ‘A truly wonderful album’The Sunday Times Culture Magazine


    Crybaby In-store @ Rough Trade East, 91 Brick Lane E1 6QL
      11th April - 7PM
     

    Crybaby will be
    Rough Trade’s
    Album of the Week
    Monday 9th April and part of
    the exclusive Album Club.


    Watch I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost video:



    ‘… a wonderful blend of Roy Orbison, The Smiths, Phil Spector and Jesus & Mary Chain. An utterly charming debut’  The Guardian F&M Playlist
    PRE ORDER CRYBABY ALBUM NOW
    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION : RELEASED 9TH APRIL



    ‘A Bristolian tunesmith with as much heart as Richard Hawley’   NME

    LIVE DATES
    27th Feb - The Louisiana, Bristol
    29th Feb - The Lexington, London
    11th April - Rough Trade East, London


    EXCLUSIVE STREAM OF SHAME ON FACEBOOK:



    FOLLOW CRYBABY
     

    ohcrybaby.com

  3. Merry Christmas from Helium Records!

    Many thanks to all our friends, supporters, anyone who bought a CD or went to a show!

    We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year
     
    HMV Next Big Thing

    We’re pleased to announce that our artists will be appearing at HMV Next Big Thing 

    Crybaby w/ The Heavy and Hanni El Khatib @ The Borderline, London 4th Feb
    TICKETS
    One Sixth Of Tommy w/ Foy Vance and Tom Moriaty @ The Garage, London 9th Feb TICKETS
    Sam Brookes and Liam Blake w/ Jake Morley @ The Jazz Cafe, London 12th Feb TICKETS

    Somojo Artist of the Year Awards

    One Sixth Of Tommy, Liam Blake and Sam Brookes have all been nominated in Somojo’s Artist Of The Year Awards, click the picture and get voting!

    ONE SIXTH OF TOMMY

    One Sixth Of Tommy have had a busy year, releasing their debut album You’re In My Head and spending the summer playing festivals including Glastonbury, Croissant Neuf and Green Man. Re-live memories of warmer months with Everything’s OK video below:

    Everything's OK Video Link

    LIVE DATES:
    19th Jan - The Rainbow, Birmingham
    9th Feb - The Garage, London
    10th Feb - The Institute, Kelvedon
    19th Feb - The Yardbird, Birmingham 
    28th Feb - Band On The Wall, Manchester
    4th Mar - Adam And Eve, Birmingham
    16th Mar - Mosley Arms, Birmingham

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    CRYBABY


    Debut single from Crybaby, I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost will be released 6th Feb. Teaser of the single is on our Soundcloud link below:

    Cry Baby - I Cherish The Heartbreak

    LIVE DATES:

    30th Jan - The Louisiana, Bristol
    4th Feb - The Borderline, London

    Keep up to date with all Crybaby news on Facebook.

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    SAM BROOKES


    Sam has spent this year touring with Scott Matthews and has just finished The Windmill Unplugged Sessions Tour with Emily and The Woods, Pete Roe and Hot Feet. Hopefully you were able to catch him at one of his shows! Watch the video for Sam’s single In Weeks below: 

    Sam Brookes In Weeks

    LIVE DATES: 
    12th Feb - The Jazz Cafe, London

    Keep up to date with Sam’s tour dates by following him on Facebook. 

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    LIAM BLAKE

    You can now buy the video for Liam’s latest single Heart And Soul on iTunes, perfect viewing for wintery nights. Earlier in the year, Liam spent some time with Sophie Madeleine fliming this beautiful performance of their co-written song Emotional Superglue:

    Emotional Superglue Video

    LIVE DATES:
    12th Feb - The Jazz Cafe, London

    Keep up to date with all Liam’s gigs by liking his Facebook page.

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    We hope your year has been as good as ours. Keep your ears and eyes peeled for all things Helium in 2012!

    Peace, love and happiness x
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  4. November Newsletter

    CRYBABY

    Listen to an exclusive clip of Crybaby. 

    Cry Baby - Shame

    LIVE DATES:
    6th Dec - St. James Wine Vaults, Bath
    12th Dec - The Social, London

    Keep up to date with all Crybaby news on Facebook.

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    SAM BROOKES


    Sam’s latest single Forever Absent is OUT NOW as a digital download from iTunesand Amazon. Click the cover to see the video.

    Sam Brookes - Forever Absent

    “Musically, he excels at propulsive, narratively rich folk, delivered in a soaring, clear-as-a-bell singing voice that makes every word of his evocative, detailed lyrics count.” Sunday Times

    He generates an engaging sense of cosmic wonderQ
     


    Windmill Uplugged Tour

    After finishing his tour with Scott Matthews, Sam is heading out once again on The Windmill Unplugged Tour with Pete Roe, Emily and The Woods and Hot Feet. Check the dates below to see if they’re playing in a venue near you.

    LIVE DATES: 
    23rd Nov - The Wilmington Arms, London
    24th Nov - The Assembly, Lemington Spa 
    25th Nov - The Brook, Southampton 
    28th Nov - The Flower Pot, Derby
    11th Dec - Benjamin Perry Activities Centre, Bristol (Windmill Unplugged Tour)
    12th Dec - The Prince Albert, Stroud (Windmill Unplugged Tour)
    13th Dec - The Bell, Bath (Windmill Unplugged Tour)
    15th Dec - The Black Dove, Brighton (Windmill Unplugged Tour)
    16th Dec - St. Pancras Church, London (Windmill Unplugged Tour)

    Keep up to date with Sam’s tour dates by following him on Facebook. 


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    LIAM BLAKE

    Click the cover to watch Liam’s latest video for Heart And Soul which is OUT NOW on iTunesAmazon and other good digital music shops.

    Heart And Soul


    The second video from Liam and Sophie Madeleine is their cover of Runaway by Del Shannon. We love it but what do you think?

    Liam Blake and Sophie Madeleine


    Liam is currently on the second leg of his Caffe Nero tour, playing three shows a day around the North East. Check the dates below to see if he’s playing at a Nero near you.

    LIVE DATES:

    23rd Nov - Caffe Nero (King’s Sq), York
    23rd Nov - Caffe Nero (Market Place), Rippon
    23rd Nov - Caffe Nero (Beulah St), Harrogate
    24th Nov - Caffe Nero (Park Row), Leeds
    24th Nov - Caffe Nero (Bond St), Leeds
    24th Nov - Caffe Nero (Station Plaza), Ilkley
    25th Nov - Caffe Nero (St Paul’s), Sheffield
    25th Nov - Caffe Nero (Ecclesall Rd), Sheffield
    29th Nov - The Fat Fowl, Bradford on Avon


    Keep up to date with all Liam’s gigs by liking his Facebook page.

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    ONE SIXTH OF TOMMY

    One Sixth Of Tommy have been busy filming covers of their favourite songs. We think their version of Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams is great,which you can watch below:



    LIVE DATES:
    4th Dec - The Yardbird, Birmingham
    9th Dec - Katie Fitzgerald’s, Stourbridge
    15th Jan - The Yardbird, Birmingham
    27th Jan - The Sun Flower Lounge, Birmingham
    19th Feb - The Yardbird, Birmingham 
    28th Feb - Band On The Wall, Manchester
    23rd March - Mosley Arms, Birmingham

    Keep up to date with One Sixth Of Tommy by liking their Facebook page.

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  5. September Newsletter



    *NEWSLETTER EXCLUSIVE* 
      
     
    SINGLE AND LIVE DATES COMING SOON. ALBUM DUE SPRING 2012.

    SAM BROOKES

    Sam’s eponymously titled debut is OUT NOW, in both physical and digital formats and is available in all good record stores and the Helium Shop. Digital downloads available from iTunes UK/iTunes/iTunes US

    Sam Brookes - Breathe Me In

    “Musically, he excels at propulsive, narratively rich folk, delivered in a soaring, clear-as-a-bell singing voice that makes every word of his evocative, detailed lyrics count” Sunday Times

    "He generates an engaging sense of cosmic wonder" 

    If you missed Sam’s in store performance at Sound Knowledge last month you can watch the day’s events in the video below: 

    Breathe Me In - Sam Brookes

    Sam will be doing a couple more in-stores during his current mammoth tour of the UK. Check the dates below to see if he’s coming to a town near you:

    LIVE DATES: 
    24th Sept - Arts Centre, Salisbury (supporting Scott Matthews)  
    25th Sept - Folk House, Bristol
    26th Sept - Bush Hall, London (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    27th Sept - Bush Hall, London (supporting Scott Matthews)
    29th Sept - South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
    5th Oct - The Compton Swan, Newbury
    7th Oct - Grand Hotel, Hartlepool
    8th Oct - The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (supporting Scott Matthews)
    11th Oct - O2 Academy, Leicester (supporting Scott Matthews)
    12th Oct - The Forum, Hatfield (supporting Scott Matthews)
    16th Oct - The Brook, Southampton (supporting Scott Matthews)
    17th Oct - Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill-On-Sea*
    17th Oct - The Ballroom, Brighton (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    18th Oct - The Bedford, Balham
    21st Oct - Rise Records, Bristol*
    21st Oct - Colston Hall, Bristol (supporting Chris Wood) 
    23rd Oct - The Wharf, Tavistock (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    24th Oct - The Princess Pavilion, Falmouth (supporting Scott Matthews)
    25th Oct - The Borderline, London
    26th Oct - Fibbers, York (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    27th Oct - The Met, Bury (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    28th Oct - The Plug, Sheffield (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    30th Nov - The Borderline, London

    *In-store signing and performance.

    Keep up to date with Sam’s tour dates by following him on Facebook. 


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    ONE SIXTH OF TOMMY

    Latest video by One Sixth Of Tommy performing a brand new song Never Know:



    Their debut album, You’re In My Head is OUT NOW, in both physical and digital formats and is available in all good record stores and the Helium Shop. Digital downloads available from iTunes UK/iTunes/iTunes US.



    You’re in My Head is essentially a delicate blend of pop and indie, anchored by acoustic guitars and beautiful female vocals.” morethenmusic

    LIVE DATES:       
    24th Sept - BrisFest, Bristol
    2nd Oct - The Yardbird, Birmingham
    5th Oct - Underbelly, Hoxton

    9th Oct - Arts Centre, Worchester
    15th Oct - OxjamBrum, Cafe Blend Stage, Birmingham


    New dates are being added all the time. Keep up to date with their gig listings on their Facebook page.

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    LIAM BLAKE

    Liam Blake was in Brighton last week meeting up with his friend, Sophie Madeleine to revisit and record a song they have co-written. Check out their haunting performance of Emotional Superglue below:



    You And Other Stories is OUT NOW, in both physical and digital formats and is available in all good record stores and the Helium Shop. Digital downloads available from iTunes UK/iTunes/iTunes US




    "You and Other Stories is a definite listen for anyone who appreciates good music written by a talented lyricist." Music News.com

    "If classic pop songwriting is your thing, Blake has a number of impressive tricks up his sleeve." Americana.co.uk

    LIVE DATES:    
    21st Sept - Ashby Hotel, Portsmouth
    23rd Sept - Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Chester         
    24th Sept - St John’s Church, Glastonbury         
    27th Sept - Marple Music Festival, Stockport
    14th Oct - The Hall, Lostock Hall

    Also at The George & Pilgrim, Glastonbury at his hugely popular Sunday night residency.

    Keep up to date with all Liam’s gigs by liking his Facebook page.

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  6. August Newsletter

    Newsletter

    August 2011


    *Newsletter Exclusive*

     

    A brand new video for One Sixth Of Tommy’s latest single, Everything’s OK. Preview here!

    ONE SIXTH OF TOMMY

    One Sixth Of Tommy’s debut album, You’re In My Head will be released 29th August and you can pre-order here. All pre-ordered CDs will be personally signed by the girls. You can hear snippets of the album below:

    You’re in My Head is a delicate blend of pop and indie, anchored by acoustic guitars and beautiful female vocals.” - Morethenmusic



    The single Everything’s OK along with a brilliant upbeat remix of the track by The Design School will be digitally released on 15th August. Listen to both in our Soundcloud player.

    Everythiing's OK - One Sixth Of Tommy  Everything's OK Remix

    LIVE DATES:
    13th Aug - Firefly Festival, Elton
    13th Aug - Croissant Neuf Festival, Usk
    19th Aug - Worcester Music Festival, Worcester         
    20th Aug - Green Man Festival, Powys        
    6th Sept - Malt Cross, Nottingham         
    8th Sept - Spindle, 93feeteast, London E1        
    24th Sept - BrisFest, Bristol

    New dates are being added all the time. Keep up to date with their gig listings on their Facebook page.

    SAM BROOKES

    Sam’s new single Breath Me In is OUT NOW on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers.

    Sam Brookes - Breathe Me In

    To go with the single release Sam has a new video. Watch it below on our Vimeo page.



    His eponymously titled debut will be released 15th August, in both physical and digital formats. You can pre-order an exclusive signed copy from the Helium shop here and you can listen to previews of the album at Sam’s Bandcamp page.

    What sets him apart is his voice – a lovely, soaring Jeff Buckley tenor – and his mastery of fingerpicking guitar.” Uncut

    He generates an engaging sense of cosmic wonder"

    LIVE DATES:
    14th Aug - Bath Folk Festival (Widcombe Social Club), Bath
    18th Aug - Derricks, Swansea *
    19th Aug - Sound Knowledge / AZUZA, Marlborough *
    25th Aug - The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green
    2nd Sept - Old St. Pancras Church, London
    3rd Sept - The Railway Inn, Winchester
    4th Sept - Stroud Fringe Festival, Gloucester
    6th Sept - The Macbeth, Bethnal Green, London
    11th Sept - The Junction, Cambridge
    12th Sept - Band On The Wall, Manchester (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    13th Sept - Brudenell, Leeds (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    15th Sept - Oran Mor, Glasgow (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    16th Sept - Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    17th Sept - Glee Club, Oxford (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    24th Sept - Arts Centre, Salisbury (supporting Scott Matthews)
    25th Sept - Folk House, Bristol
    29th Sept - South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
    18th Oct - The Bedford, Balham
    21st Oct - Colston Hall (supporting Chris Wood) 
    3rd Nov - The Borderline, London

    *In store signing and performance.


    Keep up to date with Sam’s tour dates by following him on Facebook. 

                                       
    LIAM BLAKE

    Liam will be live in session for Aled Jones’ Good Morning Sunday on 21st August at around 8.10am. Or if you want a lie-in you can always listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

    You And Other Stories is OUT NOW.  Buy from the Helium Shop or get it from iTunes/Amazon and most good record shops.


    "You and Other Stories is a definite listen for anyone who appreciates good music written by a talented lyricist." Music News.com

    "If classic pop songwriting is your thing, Blake has a number of impressive tricks up his sleeve." Americana.co.uk

    "‘You And Other Stories’ is a fine debut album - you will enjoy these self-penned songs, Liam’s melodic guitar and breathy, velvet-soft vocals." Folkwords

     



    LIVE DATES:    
    12th Aug - The Grapes, Croston
    16th Aug - Lowther Gardens, St. Annes On The Sea  
    26th Aug - Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucester
    23rd Sept - Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Chester         
    24th Sept - St John’s Church, Glastonbury         
    27th Sept - Marple Music Festival, Stockport

    Also at The George & Pilgrim, Glastonbury at his hugely popular Sunday night residency.

    Keep up to date with all Liam’s gigs by liking his Facebook page.

    CHRIS HUGHES

    To coincide with the celebration of Reich’s 75th birthday Chris Hughes’ Shift is now available  world-wide through Universal / Decca.

    "A beautifully pastoral and mesmerising work"  Guardian 

    You can listen here to a snippet of Slow Motion Blackbird:

    Chris Hughes - From Piano Phase  

    This serene and idyllic homage to the music of Steve Reich, by musician and producer Chris Hughes is a timely re-issue from 1994. A well-kept secret for many years, it was originally released to rapturous reviews and is still treasured by the initiated as an exquisitely personal and creative honouring of a seminal modern composer.  

    SUMMER RELEASE COMPETITION

    Follow this link to enter our summer competition where you have the chance of winning a signed copy of the album of your choice.

  7. July Newsletter

    LIAM BLAKE

    Liam’s debut album You And Other Stories is available to pre-order now. Head over to the Helium shop to order ann exclusive signed copy.

    "You and Other Stories is a definite listen for anyone who appreciates good music written by a talented lyricist" Music News.com

    "If classic pop songwriting is your thing, Blake has a number of impressive tricks up his sleeve" Americana.co.uk

    "‘You And Other Stories’ is a fine debut album - you will enjoy these self-penned songs, Liam’s melodic guitar and breathy, velvet-soft vocals" Folkwords

    Preview one of the album tracks Simon in the Soundcloud player below:

    Liam Blake - You And Other Stories

    To celebrate the release of You And Other Stories  we’re having an album launch party on 18th July at St. James Wine Vaults, Bath from 7:30pm. Liam and his band will be playing with some very special guests supporting during the evening. It’s free entry so come and enjoy a fun evening with lots of friends.

    Liam will be gigging across the country in support of the release. Check the dates below to see if he’s playing near you:

    LIVE DATES:
    13th July - Ashby’s Hotel, Portsmouth         
    17th July - The Grapes, Lancaster
    18th July - ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY! St. James Wine Vaults, Bath
    23th July - Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, Lancs
    24th July - Acoustic Stage, Splendid Weekend, Manchester
    29th July - La Terre, Glastonbury         
    26th Aug - Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucester
    23rd Sept - Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Chester         
    24th Sept - St John’s Church, Glastonbury         
    27th Sept - Marple Music Festival, Stockport
     
    Keep up to date with Liam’s tour dates by following him on Facebook.

    SAM BROOKES

    Sam’s new single Breath Me In will be available for download through iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers from the 8th August. 

    Sam Brookes - Breathe Me In

    His eponymously titled debut will be released 15th August, in both physical and digital formats. You can pre-order an exclusive signed copy from the Helium shop here and you can listen to previews of the album at Sam’s Bandcamp page.

    On Sunday 10th July Sam was live in session on The Late Show with Joanne Good for BBC Radio London. If you missed the show you can listen again. Skip to 12:30 for Sam’s superb performance and interview:

    Sam Brookes - BBC Session

    LIVE DATES:
    20th July - Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush
    27th July - The Old Queens Head, Islington
    6th Aug - Jamboree, Royal Victoria Park, Bath
    11th Sept - Junction, Cambridge
    12th Sept - Band On The Wall, Manchester (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    13th Sept - Brudenell, Leeds (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    15th Sept - Oran Mor, Glasgow (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    16th Sept - Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    17th Sept - Glee Club, Oxford (supporting Scott Matthews) 
    24th Sept - Arts Centre, Salisbury (supporting Scott Matthews)  
    21st Oct - Colston Hall (supporting Chris Wood) 

    Keep up to date with Sam’s tour dates by following him on Facebook.                                            

    ONE SIXTH OF TOMMY

    One Sixth Of Tommy’s latest single Everything’s OK will be available through digital retailers from 15th August and a remix of the track by the Design School will be released on the same day. Listen to previews on the Soundcloud players below:

    Everythiing's OK - One Sixth Of Tommy  Everything's OK Remix

    LIVE DATES:
    30th July - Rheola Festival, Neath         
    5th Aug - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
    6th Aug - Jamboree, Bath
    13th Aug - Firefly Festival, Elton
    13th Aug - Croissant Neuf Summer Party, Usk
    19th Aug - Worcester Music Festival, Worcester         
    20th Aug - Green Man Festival, Powys        
    6th Sept - Malt Cross, Nottingham         
    8th Sept - Spindle, 93 Feet East, Brick Lane        
    11th Sept - Granvilles, Stone
    24th - BrisFest, Bristol

    New dates are being added all the time, keep up to date with their gig listings on their Facebook page.

    Watch the video for their current single The Pact below:

    Video for The Pact

    CHRIS HUGHES
    To coincide with the celebration of Reich’s 75th birthday Chris Hughes’ Shift is now available  world-wide through Universal / Decca.

    You can listen here to a snippet of Piano Phase:


    Chris Hughes - From Piano Phase


    This serene and idyllic homage to the music of Steve Reich, by musician and producer Chris Hughes is a timely re-issue from 1994. A well-kept secret for many years, it was originally released to rapturous reviews and is still treasured by the initiated as an exquisitely personal and creative honouring of a seminal modern composer.  


    Keep up to date with all Helium Records news by following us on all our social network sites which can be found below.

  8. Helium Records June Newsletter




    SAM BROOKES
    We have an exclusive EP available as a FREE DOWNLOAD that was recorded live at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff while Sam was on tour with Ray Davies.

    Click the cover to get your free copy:

    Sam Brookes - St. David's Hall LIVE EP

    Sam’s eponymously titled debut album will be released 15th August. You can hear previews of the tracks on his Bandcamp page.

    Sam Brookes Album Cover

    LIVE DATES:
    5th June – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
    9th June – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
    15th June – Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell
    20th June – The Troubador, Earls Court
    22nd / 26th June – Glastonbury Festival, various check website for details
    30th June – Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
    20th July – Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush
    27th July – The Old Queens Head, Islington
    6th August – Jamboree, Bath
    21st October – Colston Hall, Bristol

    Sam’s debut single “In Weeks” is OUT NOW through iTunes and Amazon. Here’s the video:

    Sam Brookes Video                                        


    LIAM BLAKE
    Liam Blake’s album ‘You And Other Stories’ will be out 18th July. You can hear previews of the tracks at Bandcamp.

    To celebrate his forthcoming release we’re giving away a FREE track, ‘Sinners And Saints’. Click the cover to get this exclusive release:

    Liam Blake Sinners And Saints

    LIVE DATES:
    4th June – Lakefest, Mawdsley, Lancs
    10th June - Ashby’s Hotel, Portsmouth
    22nd / 26th June – Glastonbury Festival, various check website for details
    29th July - La Terre, Glastonbury
    4th August – Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham

    You can catch Liam every Sunday evening at his residency at The George And Pilgrim in Glastonbury.

    Liam’s first single “Gypsy Fireflies” is OUT NOW and is available through iTunes and Amazon.
    Watch the video:

    Gypsy Fireflies Video Link


    ONE SIXTH OF TOMMY
    One Sixth Of Tommy have a FREE DOWNLOAD of ‘For Always’ available here:
    For Always Free Download

    The band will be busy throughout the summer, playing festivals and shows all across the country. Check the list below to see if they’re playing near you:

    LIVE DATES:
    4th June – Lakefest, Mawdsley, Lancs
    6th June – Mr Wolf’s, Bristol
    11th June – Arleyfest, Worcestshire
    13th June – The Kasbah, Coventry

    22nd / 26th June – Glastonbury Festival, various check website for details
    29th June – The Yardbird, Birmingham
    6th July – The Bull and Gate, Kentish Town
    30th July – Rheola Festival, Neath
    5th August – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
    6th August – Jamboree, Bath
    13th August – Firefly Festival, Herefordshire
    20th August – Green Man Festival, Powys
    6th September - Malt Cross, Nottingham
    24th September – Brisfest, Bristol

    Keep up to date with their gig listings on their Facebook page.

     ’The Pact’ is available through iTunes and Amazon and their album, ‘You’re In My Head’ will be released 29th August.

    Here’s the video:

    Video for The Pact


    CHRIS HUGHES
    To coincide with the celebration of Reich’s 75th birthday Chris Hughes’ ’Shift’ is now available  world-wide through Universal/Decca.


    Chris Hughes "Shift" Album cover


    This serene and idyllic homage to the music of Steve Reich, by musician and producer Chris Hughes is a timely re-issue from 1994. A well-kept secret for many years, it was originally released to rapturous reviews and is still treasured by the initiated as an exquisitely personal and creative honouring of a seminal modern composer.  

  9. Helium Records Newsletter April 2011

    One Sixth Of Tommy have been busy in the studio writing and recording their debut album “You’re In My Head”, due for release 29th August.
    The first single “The Pact” is OUT NOW available through iTunes and Amazon.

    The Pact Cover

    FREE DOWNLOAD of “For Always” is available here.

    LIVE DATES:
    4th May – Drummonds, Worcester

    7th May – Archangel, Frome

    9th May – The Rainbow, Birmingham

    10th May – The Louisiana, Bristol

    13th May - Scratch Radio Festival, Birmingham Student Union
    29th May – The Adam & Eve, Birmingham

    1st June – The Tin Angel, Coventry

    6th June - Mr. Wolf’s, Bristol
    13th June – The Kasbah, Coventry

    14th June – The Yardbird, Birmingham
    24th/26th June – Glastonbury Festival
    10th July - Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham 


    Watch the video for “The Pact” below:
    Video for The Pact
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    Sam Brookes has also been busy in the studio completing his self titled debut album which is planned for release on the 18th July.
    His first single “In Weeks” is OUT NOW through iTunes and Amazon.

    Sam Brookes Single Cover

    LIVE DATES:
    28th April – The Ballroom, Canterbury

    4th May – North Parade Tavern, Kilburn

    16th May - The Windmill, Mayfair
    22nd May - The Lion, Stoke Newington
    27th May – The Pavilion, Bath

    15th June – Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell
    20th June - The Troubadour, Earls Court
    24th/26th June – Glastonbury Festival
    30th June - The Slaughtered Lamb, Islington
    20th July - Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush

    Watch the video for “In Weeks” below:
    Sam Brookes Video
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    The lovely Liam Blake will be releasing his album “You And Other Stories” on 4th July, Liam’s first single “Gypsy Fireflies” is OUT NOW and is available through iTunes and Amazon

    Liam Blake Single Cover

    LIVE DATES:
    23rd April – The Stallards, Trowbridge
    26th April – The Navigator, Stockport           
    21st May – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
    4th June – Lakefest, Mawdsley, Lancs
    29th August - Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse

    Watch the video for “Gypsy Fireflies” below. 
    Gypsy Fireflies Video Link
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    Stackridge logo

    Stackridge are about to head out on the road, check the dates below to see if they’re coming to a town near you!

    LIVE DATES:
    28 Apr – Stables, Wavendon
    30 Apr – Woodemead Hall, Lyme Regis
    3 May – Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate
    4 May – Globe, Cardiff
    5 May – Robin, Wolverhampton
    6 May – Bull Theatre, Barnet
    8 May – Cheese & Grain, Frome
    27 May – Farncombe Music Club, Farncombe
    28 May – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
    19 Jun – Sonic Solstice Festival, Builth Wells
    3 Jul – Cornbury Festival, Oxon
    10 Jul – Rhythms Of The World, Hitchin

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    Finally, “Shift” by Chris Hughes is to be released in USA on 23rd May.

    Chris Hughes "Shift" Album cover


    This serene and idyllic homage to the music of Steve Reich, by musician and producer Chris Hughes is a timely re-issue from 1994. A well-kept secret for many years, it was originally released to rapturous reviews and is still treasured by the initiated as an exquisitely personal and creative honouring of a seminal modern composer.  
    This year marks the celebration of Reich’s 75th birthday and “Shift” will available  world-wide through Universal/Decca.

    Keep up to date with all Helium Records news by following us on all our social network sites which can be found to the left.