Support Local Music #1 – By Kevin Lawson

The music scene in Reading is really on the rise, with more and more of our local acts releasing records for you to buy. This is the first in an ongoing series of articles that aims to let you know whats been released, what’s on the horizon and where you can buy it:

Ben Marwood – Outside There’s A Curse (Xtra Mile Recordings) – Available Now

His debut album finally hit the shelves of music stores this January and it doesn’t disappoint. Filled with self deprecating anti folk tales of life, heartbreak and loss it’s a great record that deserves your attention.

Physical Copy – Buy From Amazon £6.99
Digital Copy – Buy From 7Digital £6.99

Ben Marwood – It’s Harder Now To Break Your Stupid Heart by editradio

Mister Fogg – Moving Parts (Kicking Ink Records) – Available Now

Mr Fogg is one-man electronica phenomenon – artist, writer, producer, label boss of Kicking Ink Records. His Debut album is a dark gem of a pop record. It was released in April last year and was produced by Bjork collaborator Valgeir Sigurðsson. If you don’t own it you should be ashamed.

Physical Copy – Buy From Amazon £7.99
Digital Copy – Buy From 7Digital £5.99

Stung by mrfogg

Amy’s Ghost – Dance Of Defeat (First Circle Records) – Available Now

Amy’s Ghost debut album Dance of Defeat picks up it’s listener and drops them into a misty musical world that brims with wizardly enchantment and excitement.

Physical Copy – Get yourself to one of their shows, they’ll have plenty for sale
Digital Copy – Buy From Amazon £6.99
Listen here –

Attention Thieves – Let it All Out “single” (Velocity Recordings) – Available Now

I played this track on my February podcast and would be happy to recommend anyone that likes the Foo Fighters to take a good listen to this Reading quartet.

Physical Copy – Get yourself to one of their shows, they’ll have plenty for sale
Digital Copy – Buy from HMV £0.79

Let It All Out Clip by Attention Thieves

Toddlers – Split Single #1 (doubledotdash recordings) – Available Now

TODDLERS are reading’s favourite psych garage ragga kraut bass n drum n drumstick guitar duo,  likened to “polite-ning bolt” or “the rhythm section from bleach”. For me they sound a lot like US band Liars and might soon find themselves on an [edit] radio podcast

Physical Copy –


Please remember to do all you can to support your local musicians. Remember music isn’t an expense, it’s an investment.