When I said I was going to do a few more releases after the Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire single, I don’t think I’d quite envisaged doing another four before the end of the year – but you know, some things just need to be done. Releasing the debut MEADOWLANDS album is certainly something that needs to be done and I am beyond pleased to be able to do just that.

If you’re not familiar with Meadowlands, it’s the solo project from Dartz bassist William Anderson. Will has recorded ten tracks recently with, who else, but Simon “bigWOW!” Whelan (of Gullich fame) and these recordings will make up the debut Meadowlands album. With influences such as Geoff Farina, Skip James, Joan Of Arc, American Analog Set, John Lee Hooker, Sunny Day Real Estate, Karate, The Sea and Cake, Metronomes and Glorytellers, Meadowlands is certainly a far more laid back affair than the visceral post-punk created by Dartz. Release is tentatively scheduled for Monday 20th October… fingers crossed.

In other news, I wrote a little piece for the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette a few weeks ago – they edited it and made me sound like a bit of a wally in places, but the general jist is still in tact so it’s probably worth a read and who’d have thought it, but you can read it online:

Don’t forget that the debut single from Such Great Heights is out in a couple of weeks… there should be plenty of lovely bits of press to tell y’all about in the run up to its release, so keep checking back nice and regularly.




I’m very proud to be able to announce that Pay For The Piano Recordings will be releasing the debut 7 track mini album from LIFELESS. Check them out on myspace – – and be sure to go see them on tour next week if they’re playing anywhere near you:

The gig at Dr. Browns in Middlesbrough is with their new label-mates Such Great Heights and Derry’s rock sensations Fighting With Wire.

See you there.

Would I still have friends if I believed I was a wizard?

I’ve just uploaded the debut Such Great Heights single to the Pay For The Piano myspace so go wrap your ears right around it! The single is set for release on Monday 15th September via iTunes and on limited edition 3″ mini CDs. Pre-order link coming soon…

Such Great Heights vs Gullich.

I’m very pleased to announce two new additions to the Pay For The Piano family, in the form of Middlesbrough based female-fronted five piece Such Great Heights and North East math-rock trio Gullich.

PFTPR002 will be unleashed on Monday 15th September 2008 as the debut single from Such Great Heights called “Would I still have friends if I believed I was a wizard?” To celebrate the release, the band have made one of their demo tracks (“It’s Not About You & Me Anymore, It’s About Survival”) available for free download from their myspace page:

PFTPR003 looks all set to be the debut EP from Gullich and if all goes to plan, it should be released in October 2008. They haven’t got anything recorded as of yet, but check out the live video on their myspace page to whet your appetite for what’s to come: 

Make sure you add both bands to myspace if you still use it and haven’t let facebook take over your life.


Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire single out now!

So, the debut Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire single ‘A Fire Born In Dallas’ was “officially” released on Monday. Head over to the Pay For The Piano Recordings myspace to get it purchased:

Steve Lamacq finished his BBC Radio 1 show on Monday with the single, which was nice of him. You can listen back online if you fancy: