HEY! I go on tour on monday w/ my friends Dolfinz. come see us if we’re in a city near you. it’ll be a blast i promise.
HEY EVERYONE MY NEW SINGLE IS OUT ON AUGUST 20TH ON 7” MULTI COLOURED VINYL THROUGH HEIST OR HIT AND IT’S CALLED O, WEIRDO AND THE B SIDE IS CALLED PARAPARAKEET AND YOU CAN STREAM IT NOW BY CLICKING ON ANY OF THIS TEXT AND I’M REALLY EXCITED AND I HOPE YOU LIKE IT AND TELL YR FRIENDS AND REBLOG IT AND ALL THAT AND LOVE YOU FOREVER XOXOX
ramshacklechild asked: Great stuff. You gonna try to come to united states?
I’ll try to come play some shows when yr government stops making it obscenely hard and expensive to do so :(((
Glad you like the songs though! xo
lalalalalalalalalal oooooooooo albummmmmm
hey everyone i’m in america doing my first album here’s a photo of me in the studio LOL
HI I’M PLAYING IN THE BASEMENT OF AN ART CAFE WITH KING OF CATS. SO SO SO SO HIP. GONNA BE FUN. YOU SHOULD COME. LONDON FRIENDS. YOU SHOULD COME.
you can never quarantine the pastttt (oh malkmus i luv u)
So yeah, it was announced today that I’m leaving the wonderful Paul at Tiny Lights Recordings and moving to Heist or Hit recordings to do a single and an album (more info on which will be released later on so just like hold yr horses or whtvr it’s coming), it’s kind of like when Death Cab For Cutie moved from Barsuk to Atlantic but with a lot less money involved and I’ll never have the musical impact on the world that Gibbard and co did but hey, it’s my party and i’ll make my self seem more important with dramatised analogies if i want to. This can be seen in one of two ways which i will demonstrate through a positive symbol (+) and a negative symbol (-)…
- I will no longer be releasing music through Tiny Lights, I cannot ever put into words just how thankful I am to Paul for scooping me up as some stupid 17 year old with a handful of songs and then turning me into the pop princess that throws strops on tour and alienates everyone around him with grandiose claims like “one day i’ll pay the government millions of pounds to cut off the water to your house so you dehydrate to death, Sam!” & “Hey Laurie, you think yr good at guitar? wait until i lock you in my bathroom with a puma”. It’s been crazy considering it was this time last year that me and my friend Jonathan were recording the demo tracks that got me onto Tiny Lights, but everything has to end and many other clichés so I feel like this is a good natural progression and I’ve made a lifelong friend in Paul and he’s got a great roster of artists so keep buying Tiny Lights stuff and keep possibly the best D.I.Y label in the country going.
Here’s what Paul said about everything (the old romantic) - “I wanted to go on record and just say how proud I am of him and how excited I am for his future. He’ll always remain a friend, both of Tiny Lights and of me personally.
Fantasy Rainbow was the first artist to hook up with Tiny Lights, and I reckon it was a pretty perfect fit for both parties. When we put Teens out last August, both Ollie and I were in our infancy in this mental world of making records, and since that time, both Fantasy Rainbow and, (if you’ll forgive my immodesty) Tiny Lights have grown enormously since then. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved together, and find it difficult to describe just what Fantasy Rainbow’s music means to me on a personal level.”
+ I will now however be releasing music through the ace Heist or Hit Records which is home to some fucking ace artists like Simian Ghost and Letting Up Despite Great Faults and I Am Oak and my heroes when I was 15 The Answering Machine (although having met them now I realise that they’re just losers like everyone else. kill yr idols). There’s gonna be a 7” single in Summer and then an album later on in the year that I’m recording overseas but we can all talk about that later. For now I’m just focusing on how exciting everything is and trying to come to terms with the whirlwind that has been the last year of my life. So much stuff has happened and it’s so cool that you all stuck by me even through all of my bullshit on twitter and nonsensical tweets about kids I used to go to school with. It means so much you’re all still here and we’re gonna have a blast in the next few years before the bubble inevitably bursts and i’m working in burger king spitting in yr onion rings.
If yr around at all in the coming weeks I’m playing The Old Blue Last in London on the 10th of May and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on the 12th of May. There’s more tour news coming and stuff but I can’t really think about anything at the minute.
Keep on keeping on and I hope to see you all soon.
Fantasy Lamebro xxxxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Taken with instagram
Here’s an acoustic video by David Wala of me and my friend Sam playing Song For Nobody. Things i have learnt from this video:
- I need a hair cut
- I need new clothes
- I need to learn to sing
- I need to smile once in a while
hope u lyk itttttt xoxoxoxoxoxo