Sarathy Korwar - Birthright
Published 19 February, 2020 by DM

Sarathy Korwar follows last year’s politically charged and critically-lauded More Arriving album with the ‘Birthright’ single. It expands on the themes of South Asian identity explored on that record, and features another brilliant, cutting turn from London-based poet Zia Ahmed over a driving, hypnotic rhythm. His dark, provocative sense of humour shone through on album tracks ‘Bol’ and ‘Mango’, and has been a focal point for Korwar’s recent live shows.

“‘Birthright’ talks of the absurdity of lines drawn in the ground that define us,” Korwar expands. “Do we belong in our homeland? Where will we be seen as ourselves? It also draws attention to the climate crisis and how race, class, faith and caste play into the equation of who will drown first.”

Korwar’s biggest London headline show yet (at Village Underground on May 12) will include appearances from vocalists that featured on More Arriving, plus other special guests. Korwar will also appear at The Great Escape, Green Man, End Of The Road and Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here this summer. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Leaf 25: T-shirt, print + flash sale
Published 30 January, 2020 by DM

Leaf 25: T-shirt, print + flash sale

Twenty five years ago today, we released our very first record, a 12” single by Graham Sutton from Bark Psychosis, under the name Boymerang. The last track on that release was called ‘Rules’, and featured the refrain “There are no rules”. It’s a mantra we’ve stuck with ever since, making our lives significantly more complicated, but also a lot more interesting.

We’re not going to go big on #Leaf25, but we are marking the occasion with some nice things for those people that have stuck with us. From today, we are making a limited edition Leaf 25 T-shirt available via Bandcamp, along with a very limited Leaf 25 letterpress print, designed and printed by our friends at Split in Leeds, who have handled most of the design work for Leaf over the last few years.

In addition, for a period of 25 hours, we are offering a 25% discount on just about everything in the Leaf catalogue that is available through Bandcamp.

Use the code: rules25

There are a few exceptions, but if there’s something you’d like that you can’t find, please send an email to and we’ll see what we can dig up for you.

Thanks to all the artists, managers, distributors, manufacturers, agents, promo people, DJs and writers that we’ve worked with over the years, and above all, to those of you that support us by paying for music and coming to see our artists play live. It means a lot to us and we wouldn’t still be here with you.

Tony Morley, January 30th 2020

Keeley Forsyth - Debris
Published 17 January, 2020 by DM

Hot on the heels of Craven Faults’ album last week, we bring you another spectacular debut from the north of England, in the shape of Keeley Forsyth’s Debris. There’s something in the water up here. Minimal arrangements put Keeley’s extraordinary emotive voice front and centre. This is the perfect January album - rain, high winds and black hills.

We think this is the start of something very special, and it seems we’re not alone in that…

“The new Scott Walker”
The Guardian

Debris is an astonishing debut, not just for the power of the songs, but for the journey they trace”
★★★★ Uncut

“Reminiscent of Nico, or Karen Dalton, Beth Gibbons at the edges - leaving the deepest impression”
★★★★ Mojo

“This deeply melancholic brand of haunting, sparse folk is as intoxicating as it is unsettling”
★★★★ Q

"It may be only January, but Debris gives the overwhelming impression that one of the defining releases of 2020 may already be upon us."
★★★★½ Music OMH

"Debris can join Nick Cave’s last two albums as the soundtrack to your loneliest moments, the hand you will want to grasp when you come apart, a voice that will touch your sadness and change your world tonight."
★★★★½ God Is In The TV

“This is a boldly honest and startling debut.”
The Quietus

Keeley celebrates the release of her album at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen today with two performances. There is a short run of dates in the UK later this month, with more shows coming soon.

Fri 17 Jan - Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Tue 28 Jan - YES, Manchester, UK
Wed 29 Jan - The Islington, London, UK
Fri 31 Jan - w/Beerjacket, CCA, Glasgow, UK

Debris is available to order on black vinyl, limited edition gold vinyl, CD and on all digital services known to man. | Twitter | Facebook | Live Dates |
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Craven Faults - Erratics & Unconformities
Published 10 January, 2020 by DM

Craven Faults’ debut album Erratics & Unconformities is out in the open, roaming the moors. Switch off the outside world for an hour or so. This is one to sit down and listen to closely or to have in your ears on long journeys.

Head here for all your long-form analogue electronic needs. Available on black double vinyl LP, limited edition 3CD box set featuring all 10 tracks from the four Lowfold Works 12” EPs and on all popular digital services of the day. | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook |
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Keeley Forsyth: Debris (BAY 116)
Keeley Forsyth

Warmduscher: Tainted Lunch (BAY 115)
Tainted Lunch
Sarathy Korwar : More Arriving (BAY112)
Sarathy Korwar
More Arriving
Laurence Pike: Holy Spring (BAY 114)
Laurence Pike
Holy Spring

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