the Singhles Club #3 Cornershop fting Rajwant

Cornershop present Beacon Radio 303 the third track of The Singhles Club introducing a new Cornershop collaborator, vocalist Rajwant.

Rajwant was introduced to us via Alison Wonderland of Damaged Goods Records and is our very own ample play photographer, who saw Rajwant play at a party laid on for Billy Childish.

This track is laidback in its Punjabi funk, creating a sound that is best described as where rural country roads meet the City.

Beacon Radio 303 is part of the respected Singhles ClubClub subscribers will get all 6 tracks each with a very special limited digital popadom – which for this release is a cut out and keep turban man mask for all your urban turban needs. Out on Monday 8 August.

For further information please contact: info@cornershop.com

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Cornershop ft Rajwant – BEACON RADIO 303 by cornershop

Special Fuji Rock guest

A while back we worked with Tokyo‘s Matsuki Ayumu – he did a mix of our WFRnR, & we mixed his In-June track.  Well in July on 31st we are very pleased that he will be joining us on-stage when we play at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.  Since Guigsy used to come on with us to play Lessons Learn’t we have not had anyone on stage with us, and we do feel lonely, and bored with each other.

Matsuki is a rising star who never seems to be out of the studio and we dig his youthful psychedelic soul, inspiration.  So much so, that we will be putting out 2 of his albums this summer – each of which is a double album, each of which melt modern rock at gas mark 11.

BBC interviews Nikki Bedi, Hardeep Kohli, & Cerys Mathews

Tjinder Singh interviewed……

Nikki Bedi BBC Radio London interview with Tjinder

Hardeep Singh Kohli BBC Radio 2 interview with Tjinder

Cerys BBC 6music interview with Tjinder

Cerys BBC 6music interview with Tjinder

The Britishers Cup Of Tea

The Britishers Cup Of Tea.

Sitting down to a calm cup of char. Hand made cup & saucer. A rather handy weapon of a teapot (in the right hand). God given leaves, hand picked by a village of ladies, that are hopefully getting well paid for it. For hope is what it is all about. Hope and reflection. The clink of served tea apparatus is like waiting for the start of yr vinyl record to bust. The pouring process is like the conductor tapping their baton, and the rest is pure symphony.

When we were growing up in the Black Country, or as Slade put it “down our way,” like most Asian families the tea was constantly on the boil – every 23 minutes, even faster if visitors came round, and they regularly did. The news of the day was not over the garden fence, or on the door step, but in the kitchens being overheard from the pantry of every self respecting Wog household.

The Indian way of making tea is to heat water, add tea, and sugar and cardamom and cinnamon & whatever else you require & leave to reach boiling point, for as long as it takes to get yrself up to date with all the shit that’s going down, especially if Dave Hill, or Enoch Powell were to drop in.

The television remote control was for other children a chore, a heavy responsibility to behold, but in an Asian household it was a rather handy weapon, with which to conduct whose turn it was next, to make the tea. I hear sheet music again.

Going back to finishing off that tea – after bringing to boil, add milk and let it simmer for as long as further gossip does hold.

A bad cup of tea though, is like the chalkboard rubber being chucked at you in the middle of a maths lesson, for a maths lesson is a maths lesson, not a wiggle yr pencil lesson.

Thankfully, the Commonwealth is not like it used to be, but in India as with England and most of the modern world, it is a sad footnote that denotes the traditional more time consuming hot cup of char, or even coffee is being out paced by Fanta and Rola Cola. Does nobody like to chat nowadays? I say, …he’s gone.

The health benefits of a good tea cup are continually applauded & demoted, but I certainly feel tanned. However, due to the tonnage that I drink I’m a furry old, copper kettle myself, still longing for Lyons tearooms to return as much as vinyl records and Willie Rushton. There is hope and there is reflection.” Tjinder Singh, p&c ample play 2009.

Hold On It Hurts LP

Hold On It Hurts, album by Cornershop 1993
Cornershops first album Hold On It Hurts, 1993

Amazon.com reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars A pivotal moment for indie rock, June 17, 2004

This review is from: Hold on It Hurts (Audio CD)

Forget “Brimful of Asha“, this band’s noble yet watered-down attempt at a crossover hit song… “Hold on it Hurts” is their finest moment.

As has been mentioned before, the influences are there – Velvet Underground, Pavement, 60s garage, and traditional Indian music. What you might not hear – unless you’re familiar with the band’s history – is the influence of the scene that they grew out of. As documented in the underground – and criminally unknown – video fanzine “Getting Close to Nothing”, Cornershop were part of a somewhat politicized, new scene of socially aware London indie rockers, where issues of race, gender and sexuality were focal points and even central themes for many bands of the time (Huggy Bear, Voodoo Queens, Sister George, etc.). It’s notable that – in their call-to-arms anthem “England’s Dreaming” – they not only urged a protest against racist attacks, but also against sexism and homophobia as well. That song mixed Morrissey’s lyrics with Public Enemy, as both a way to critique Moz’s recent flirtation with fascist imagery (“National Front Disco”) and as a statement of cross-cultural protest… by namechecking icons of both black and white music, they subverted the usually polarized and simplistic ideas of race and made a name for Asians – especially South Asians – in the rock scene.

All that aside, this is a really fantastic, interesting, provocative and heartfelt album, succeeding as only the best music does… by allowing you to transcend your normal existence on this planet and to imagine a greater one.

London Animation Festival will showcase….

Every 100 Day Cycle People, we have just had some very good news. We have always appreciated the hard work of our video makers, whom have provided their skills and time for our low budget truely independent Ample Play Label scale, for a song, if you will.

Well now, London International Animation Festival have put together, in their words “20… of the world’s best and most innovative music videos produced in the last 12 months,” and no less than 2 Cornershop videos feature in this Top 20. ‘Soul School’ by Abi Williams, and ‘Free Love’ by Chris Hemming. We are very happy for them.

London Animation Festival will showcase all the 20 videos SATURDAY 28 AUGUST, 8.15pm d’tails below:

http://www.liaf.org.uk/2010/pr/musicvid.html