Candles – self-titled

Having first appeared under the duo umbrella of Candles on a cassette/download EP in 2012, through the fleetingly fecund Critical Heights label, it’s taken some painstaking piecemeal work for Owen Tromans (ex-San Lorenzo and long-running solo troubadour) and James Nicholls (one-half of elusive psych-folk outfit Savaging Spires) to chisel this … [Read more...]

Fire Records & Critical Heights SXSW Showcase

With promising new deals just inked with Mission Of Burma (jumping ship unexpectedly from Matador) and The Variety Lights (the new project of ex-Mercury Rev singer David Baker), a steady stream of carefully-curated reissues (from Pulp and Archers Of Loaf) and some choice Record Store Day split releases being put to press for April (featuring Wooden … [Read more...]