Out now Breakfast, Dinner, Tea
by Voluntary Butler Scheme
Out now House of Commons
by White Light Parade
Out now Multiplayer
by Voluntary Butler Scheme
6 November '07
Greetings True Belivers!
Things may have appeared to be quiet for Split on these pages since Computerclub's awesome debut 7" 'Snobs'
was released by Split in August, but nothing could really be further from the truth.
Anyway, enough of that. This Is The News:
- The Author's debut single 'Taxi' is now available on digital download.
After this the releases will come fast & furiously from a number of new acts and a couple of familiar ones.
In the coming months we'll be releasing White Light Parade's fantastically hummable punktastic 'Wait For The Weekend' as a
limited edition 7" and enhanced CD including the video for the single.
We'll also be releasing a highly limited edition, individually numbered, one sided 10" EP called 'We Made This' with What Would
Jesus Drive. Yes that's correct - a one sided 10" EP! The reverse side of this release can handily be used as a very dark mirror.
Should you require one.
We'll keep you updated on both these very exciting releases in the coming weeks.
If this wasn't enough Split fans, we wil be releasing a ruddy, bloody amazing Double A side 7" by computerclub as the follow up to
'Snobs'. And what a follow up it is! More details on that soon ...
And finally [for the time being as we are hiding another couple of new bands up our large, magical, musical wizard's sleeve] in
February '08 we will be releasing a lovely new Goldenboy album 'Underneath The Radio' . And because we like it so much we have
invited the band to fly over from Hollywood for 10 days to play some gigs to celebrate it's release.
Described by Music Week as 'The New Wave of New Rave' the record has already found huge fans in
Radio 1's Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Annie Mac, Radio 2's Jonathan Ross
and XFM's John Kennedy - with a networked XFM playlist and 6Music Rebel Playlist.
Visit any of the following sites to download 'Taxi' - Napster,
7 Digital ... The Author
21 July '07computerclub get MusicWeek thumbs-up 'Finely crafted, subtley epic ...'
Read more about what MusicWeek had to say about computerclub's debut release.
Split signs computerclub
Split Records introduce computerclub, who signed to Split Records in June '07.
Split signs Goldenboy
Split have signed Californian 2 piece Goldenboy. Founded around the songwriting talents of the
intensley private Shon Sullivan, Goldenboy's name derives from Elliot Smith's [who appears on
the album] affectionate nickname for Shon. Shon has previously worked with Johnny Marr, Beck,
Matt Sharp & Neil Finn.
Split will be releasing 'Blue Swan Orchestra' in March preceded by a double a side 7":
'Wild Was The Night/ Kittens Of Lust'.
'Blue Swan Orchestra' is the end result of a 2 year run thru the sprinklers, a midnight swim
in the nearby apartment building swimming pool, a trip to the local liquor store and then back
to the eerie quiet of American suburbia to a garage anyone would drive by and never know.
October '06Rosemary signing and debut release
Split have signed Rosemary.
Dartford based indie/punk/folk 3 piece who have toured with the Buff Medways,
Good Books, Larrikin Love & The Long Blondes.
Suburban Kings Rosemary's first single on their own label sold out all 500 copies of the ltd
edition release within a week. XFM playlisted it and just this week NME
have shown their support for the band describing them as 'a perfect balance between modern indie
& 60s pop'. The band are playing In The City in Manchester at the end of the month. Read more
about them in our artists' section ...
Split will be releasing Rosemary's new single Benjamin's Ego on November 27th as a ltd edition 7" with
a run of 500 indivdually numbered, signed, sealed and delivered copies. The last one sold out in a week so
pre-ordering on the Split site is a good idea! If it has sold out before you order your copy, you can buy
the single online from I-Tunes, Napster etc. Small consolation I know!
Split [Max, Simon and Emily Kane] are also off to Manchester for 3 days to In The City to drink the bars dry
and find the best new acts to bring to you in 2007 ...
September '06All In gets Italy release
Following on from excellent reviews for debut album
All In and a successful tour,
concluded their 18 months of solid activity with a great performance at The
End Of The Road Festival and retired to their Wrexham rehersal studio to concentrate
on writing follow up material. However following the album being licensed to Mechanism
Records in Italy, the band will be heading out in February to Milan for some showcases
and MTV interviews before a tour of Italy in April hopefully. Watch this space.
17 July '06
Helayou released today
Crosbi's third single Helayou is in stores and on the shelves now.
Check the tracks out here.
13 June '06
Helayou artwork preview
We're putting the finishing touches to Crosbi's next release Helayou and
have added the CD sleeve artwork for your viewing pleasure.
Tune in and listen out for Crosbi's track and if you want, show your appreciation for the band's fantastic sound by
texting/emailing and generally just biggin'em'up!
We're sure you'll be impressed!
15 February '05
Lisa Coker live at the Toucan
Split Records presents Lisa Coker performing tracks from her forthcoming album at Cardiff's Toucan Club,
accompanied by her new band.
Friday's gig will be downstairs at The Toucan Club, at
95 St. Mary's Street. Entry on the night is £2.
Visit www.toucanclub.co.uk for more about the venue.
We hope we'll see you there...
10 February '05
Matt Sharp: 4/5: Uncut
New reviews by Mojo and Rocksound now online.
'Matt Sharp has produced a delicious 11-track journey for us to experience.' ... PixelSurgeon
'...Generation X-er growing up and discovering an enchanting new voice.' ... Rock Sound
'The songs evoke the essence of Niel, the Velvets and Dylan,
yet stand alone in the well-developed regret stakes.' ... Uncut: 4/5
Read the complete list of reviews and press Matt Sharp press
28 January '05
Matt Sharp's Debut Album Release
Matt Sharp's debut 13 track album will be released in the UK & EIRE on Monday 31st
January 2005 in all good stores. The album will be released in a day later in France
on February 1st 2005. We confirm the release date for Belgium, Netherlands and
Luxembourg and other territories very shortly.
The album will be available this week on the Split site at a discounted price of
£9.99 on CD or £4.99 as a digital download.
Matt Sharp info & audio clips
14 January '05
Matt Sharp European Distributors
Split Records are pleased to announce thatin addition to releasing the Matt Sharp album and
7" in UK & EIRE we will now also be releasing the album in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and
the Netherlands. Press and distribution in France will be handled by Chronowax and in the
Benelux territory by Suburban.
13 January '05
Matt Sharp Limited Edition LP
PIAS Recordings GmbH in Hamburg and BOOMPA! Records in Vancouver are now distributing
an altertnative LP of Matt Sharp's debut album in partnership with Split Records.
A limited edition of Matt Sharp's album is also available on vinyl from GlitterHouse Mailorder.
1 December 2004
Subba-Cultcha Matt Sharp review
Considering that my knowledge of Weezer doesn't go much further than uber-single Buddy Holly,
I had absolutely no idea of what to expect from Matt Sharp. Thankfully, the ex-Weezer bassist
and front man of The Rentals, Sharp's self titled solo album is a quietly gorgeous affair. SC
The full review at Subba-Cultcha*
27 November '04
NME review of 'Just Like Movie Stars'
Ex-geekster pop star with Weezer, ex-punk-rap-electro-rocker with The Rentals,
now Matt Sharp turns to the only genre besides skiffle he hasn't tried - nu-gaze!
Sprinkled with glitch-glitter, it's easily the loveliest record ever made by anyone
involved with 'Buddy Holly'. MBNME
1 November '04
Matt Sharp Competition
There are two tickets up for grabs in our Matt Sharp competition.
If you can make it to Spittlefields on November 11th, if you
can answer one simple question, and if you're lucky
we'll be seeing you there.
31 October '04
KWT vs. GLC
We are giving away the awesome 'Spark You' single, to the first 100 visitors that download it.
This and more Split Records news is in this month's press release.
10 October '04
NeoTokyo's Fearless EP released online
29 Sepember '04
Split Records sign Matt Sharp
Matt's latest album is a haunting collection of atmospheric songs that has earned
excellent reviews in the US.
Split can also confirm that a second set of mixes of NWM should be available to listen to and buy online exclusively
here at www.splitrecords.co.uk from Wall of Sound's Daniel Peppe (Themroc). We shall also be releasing this as a
limited edition white label as we move towards a full UK summer release.
In other Split news, we have started working with a new act, singer-songwriter Lisa Coker. We are very pleased about
this, more details will follow shortly.
2 March '04
Nothing Without Me: the latest
Sold courtesy of our friends
at Unique Distribution,
this caps a pleasing run of the first stage of promotion for the single, including:
- A peak position of #2 UK in the Music Week up-front club chart, spending 6
consecutive weeks in the top 40.
- Substantial radio support across the board from stations including Kiss,
Ministry of Sound radio, Vibe 101, the Capital radio group and the Galaxy Network.
It has achieved a very pleasing level of success already in it's
first week charting at #7 in the UK upfront Club Chart top 100 (to
quantify this Chemical Brothers Get Yourself High was a new entry
at #43). It also debuted at #12 in the DMC charts.
We are looking at other acts to help this record company grow. Split is looking for
commercial pop acts, wilfully un-commercial post rock acts, Warp style electronica, new
wave emo punk, nu metal, clubfloor dance acts, R'nB divas, hip hop wannabe megastars,
the next Coldplay, Johnny Cash meets the Beach Boys with Aphex Twin on remixing duties.