Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Fallen Leaves - Out In A Forest b/w The Inside Of A Chair MSR-12

Formed in 2004, South London based quartet The Fallen Leaves have been making a unique noise, blending mod-esque poptones & vitriolic punk urgency, they're one of London's truly great and lost independent bands.

"Punk Rock for Gentlemen" is their idiom and this new release lives up to the motto.

Out In A Forest b/w The Inside Of A Chair, is the bands second 45rpm single, follows a large and prolific number of self-released albums and a debut single on their own Parliament Records label.

Both songs on this release were co-written by the groups founding members Rob Green & Rob Symmons.

Side A 'Out In A Forest' is rooted in a four-chord, power-pop tradition with trembling guitars, weaving bass and a consistent drum beat holding it all together, whilst Rob Green's lead vocal melodically croons on top.

Fans of early indie music, after its initial rise from punk, would enjoy this record it has a certain early Creation or Cherry Red Records feel to it, similarities to bands like The Jasmine Minks, The June Brides & The McTells whilst at the same time showcasing The Fallen Leaves influences from melodic sixties mod-pop via The Who and The Creation.

The Flip-Side 'The Inside Of A Chair' is an instrumental of magnificent proportions. Rob Symmons having been one of the original founding members of cult punk band The Subway Sect showcases with this track alone that he was of great importance to that band and its influence on countless post-punk and 80s indie groups as well as continuing to make music utilising his totally unique guitar sound and style of playing.

The Inside Of A Chair, is a short but venom-filled track which moves along in a menacing manner there is a great sense of frustration in this song, the song title brings up ideas of Kitchen-Sink Drama and certainly doesn't live down that title.

The Current line-up of The Fallen Leaves are...

Rob Green - Vocals & Tambourine
Rob Symmons - Guitar
Matthew Karas - Bass & Backing Vocals
William Lewington - Drums

Check out the Fallen Leaves of Facebook

The 7" is released on October 26th and will be available via bandcamp

PRE-ORDER will be added to bandcamp link below on Monday 19th October (check out for more great music)

The 45 is limited to 300 copies only, each 45 is housed within a Market Square company sleeve and comes with a hand-numbered postcard.

Monday, 20 July 2015

The Wrong Society - She Destroyed Me b/w Without You MSR-11

Hamburg's The Wrong Society have been going from strength to strength the last couple of years, with a bunch of live shows throughout 2014 & 2015, plus their great self-released 7" earlier in 2015 not too mention a previous tape and 7" released in 2014.

Market Square are pleased to be releasing the third The Wrong Society 45, not only are the guys'  friends and fans of mine, they're also great at making moody garage songs.

this two-sider features two-moody garage cuts.

The punker a-side 'She Destroyed Me' follows in the 60s garage tradition of the girl done me wrong theme, but unlike many other neo-garage bands that attempt to make music with this theme, The Wrong Society do it in a way which is believable, they MEAN IT. Kai Becker the band's frontman, seems to also get a great tone out of his Vox Teardrop guitar, the song snakes along menacingly with bass and drums driving the song, there is something quite German about this, it recalls 60s German garage bands like The Guards, some great organ playing and guitar work weaves throughout the song too, making this a top a-side choice.

The flip 'Without You' is a killer song, the guys tap into the New England teen scene sound really well here, there is a real innocent vibe about this song and I really dig it, the lyrics are genius, full of teen style angst and abandon and naive genius "when I see a pretty girl, it makes me feel sad"  brilliant!!!!

The Wrong Society consist of

Kai Becker - Guitar & Vocals
Bernie Bernaise - Drums
Arne Kron - Bass & Vocals
Karsten Scholz - Organ & Vocals

Recorded in Hamburg, Summer 2015                                                             RELEASED - 31st  August  2015

Limited to 300 copies only, homed in a Market Square company sleeve, contains hand-numbered postcard

Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

Check out The Wrong Society on Facebook.

Paul Messis - The Blind Leading The Blind b/w As Time Rolls By MSR-10

Paul Messis has been releasing music since 2008, he's a well established figure on the underground music scene, this is his sixth solo 45.

Blind Leading The Blind b/w As Time Rolls By, continues in the 60s garage vein Messis is known for.

The top-side 'The Blind Leading the Blind' is a jangle led protest song about the state of the world at the moment, the hypocrisy of the media, the self-consumption of the modern age. Musically sounding as though it belong in Los Angeles 1965, the song follows a typical folk-rock chord progression, whilst Messis delivers his angst ridden poetry, expressing his own mis-trust of the established figures which rule society. 12 String guitar plays a prominent part, jangling throughout, with a Jazz inspired guitar solo in the middle and fuzz tone guitar penetrating through the compression.

'As Time Rolls By' the b-side, continues the 12 string lament Messis is known for, the track is a Dovers-esque downtrodden pop song, Messis portraying his alienation from the world with further  lyricism about inner confusion and melancholy, Messis' understated vocal styling adding to the naivety and charm of the track.

Recorded at Mom's Landing Kent May  2015                                                           RELEASED - 31st August 2015

Limited to 300 copies only, homed in a Market Square company sleeve, contains hand-numbered poster.

First 100 copies come in a DIY fold-over sleeve, these sleeve versions will only be sold on Bandcamp to the first 100 buyers of the record.
Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

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Worthless - Children Of The Grave b/w Softest MSR-09

Market Square are proud to be releasing a new 45 by Brooklyn based psych-heads Worthless.

Children on The Grave b/w Softest is a two-sided acid psych freakout of mind-altering pop proportions.

Formed in 2012 by psych whizz kid  Curtis Godino, Worthless who are natives of Florida headed north and made their home-destination Brooklyn NY, once they arrived in the big city,  the group formed and begun its manifesto of making brain-changing psychedelic music.

The group have very similar connotations to 60s  anti-establishment acid-punk band The Fugs (also from New York), they share the Fugs' DIY assault of the senses, whilst recording the music themselves and also releasing their own music, having released their debut LP on their own label earlier in the year.

Worthless are the ideal group for Market Square and we are super pleased to be releasing like-minded folks and sharing their music worldwide.

This their second 7" see's the band develop a pop sensibility entwined within the psychedelic weirdness they create with their tape-echos, delays and Vox 12 string guitars.

The top-side Children of The Grave, sets out with a reverb heavy vocal, sounding reminiscent to 60s Milwaukee psych group The Baroques, the song walks along with a trippy feel further heightened by the use of acoustic guitar and odd sounding sound-effects at times sounding quite similar to early Pink Floyd demo 'Scream Thy Last Scream', gloriously lo-fi in its recording, this will be the soundtrack for anyone who enjoys original psych.

The B-side 'Softest' is an organ led piece of psych mastery, the song has a Jane and Serge vibe about it, the warped yéyé pop of Worthless evolving through layers of echo and feedback, plus genius use of slowing and speeding the tape to effect the vocals, the song then slides to its finalé a slow early Floyd Farfisa Compact solo, this instrumental segment recalls imagery of San Francisco's live venue The Fillmore filled with psychedelic light shows and oil lamp projectors, you could well be placed on Haight and Ashbury circa 1966 than modern-day Brooklyn 2015.

Worthless play live regularly around the New York area so check them out if you get a chance.

the band consists of -  Curtis Godino, Skyler Toski, Nicole Zamfess, Leonard Skillet, Lily Rogers &  Sam Dishy

Recorded in Brooklyn early 2015                                                                 RELEASED - 31st August 2015

Limited to 300 copies only, homed in a double-sided hand-numbered  fold-over sleeve, featuring postcard and rubber stamped inner sleeve.

Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

Check out Worthless on Facebook.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Belltowers - Here To Stay b/w Lovin' You (Leading Me On) MSR-08

Florida based folk-rock group The Belltowers have been going since 2006, Market Square are proud to be releasing their second 45rpm single and the labels eighth release.

Here To Stay b/w Lovin' You (Leading Me On) hears The Belltowers continuing in their Byrdsian take-over, following on from their debut 45 on Hidden Volume Records, The Belltowers continue with their high quality twelve-string janglers and Paisley-Underground inspired folk-rock.

The Band consist of ex-Lears frontman Paul Mutchler - Vocals & 12 String Guitars, Eddie Foeller - Guitars, Mandolin and Harp, Marshall Huggins - Bass and Keys and Thomas Miller - Drums & Percussion.

'Here To Stay' the A-side, hits with perfect paisley pop stylings, recounting early 80s bands such as The Rain Parade and The Three O'Clock, the song ebbs and weaves, with continuous Rickenbacker jangle, harmonies and an underlying Hammond organ swirling gently beneath, the break has an interesting backwards guitar solo and overall shows a great level on musicianship and songwriting skills from The Belltowers.

The B-side 'Lovin' Me'  is a short and sweet jangler, Mutchler sounding more like Roger McGuinn than McGuinn himself, the track also has a sort of Long Ryders country-rock feel to it also, great drum fills permeate the scene whilst the compressed treble-tone action of the Rickenbacker 12 string guitar chimes through.

The Belltowers like countless other groups in America right now are recording and writing great music, Market Square Records are pleased to be releasing the likes of these groups in Europe and giving them a chance to have their music on the great format of 45rpm 7" wax.

Recorded in Orlando, Florida  Winter 2014                                                              RELEASED - 16th March 2015

Limited to 300 copies only, homed in a Market Square company sleeve, contains multi-coloured hand-numbered inserts and a limited 150 qty Q&A insert

Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

Check out The Belltowers on Facebook.

The Ar-kaics - Always The Same b/w Let Me In MSR-07

The Ar-kaics blasted into the world in 2013 releasing their debut 45 on Speakertree Records, since then the band has gathered momentum with continuous live shows across North America and a handful of really hip 45s on various labels and the release of their cool self-titled debut LP released on Windian in 2014.

2015 sees the label release the bands fifth 45rpm single  'Always The Same b/w Let Me In, which is also the seventh release on underground Sussex based label Market Square Records.

The Virginia based quartet featuring Kevin Longendyke - Guitar & Vocals,  Johnny Ward - Guitar & Vocals, Patty Conway - Drums &  Tim Abondello - Bass, together have a great way of putting their frustrations and angst onto a 45rpm groove and on this Market Square release you can hear it.

Top-Side 'Always The Same' kicks off with Patty Conway's primal drumming, her drum style has echoes of Miriam Linna about it, the group then launch into a three-chord tirade with Kevin singing  frustratingly about the boredoms of love, typical in the 60s garage-punk fashion this track is a 'girl done bad' type punker, the guitar solo in the break recalls The Keggs and overall the track has a Cramps meets Troggs feel.

The Flip  'Let Me In' sees The Ar-kaics enter more moodier climates, the track kicks in with reverb heavy guitars and in general has a real "bummed-out" feel to it, but this is where the genius lies, the track ebbs and flows for 4 minutes, yet the track is weirdly hypnotic, there is a real desperation in 'Let Me In'.  As the track builds with throbbing bass and tremolo feedback, Kevin wails in utter sadness "....But You Won't Let Me In?"  its confused and genius.

Market Square are proud and pleased to be releasing this 45 for The Ar-kaics, they're one of the few groups out there who are not sell-outs any genuine fans of rock n roll and punk rock, should invest in this 45 and also check out the bands other releases.

Recorded in Richmond Virginia Winter 2014                                                              RELEASED - 16th March 2015    SOLD OUT

Limited to 300 copies only, housed in a super authentic brown paper bag and a hand-numbered postcard 

Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

Check out The Ar-kaics on Bandcamp &  Facebook