Christmas Joy in Full Measure OUT NOW!!!

Available to pre-order now at Norman Records, Piccadilly Records, Rough Trade, iTunes and Amazon Hand Of Glory records asked twelve artists for an original Christmas song. Here are twelve tracks that sum up the many experiences of Christmas, from lush widescreen pop (Webb Brothers), to sparkly Saturnalian disco (Mary Epworth) to dystopian Fall-esque horror (Extradition Order). Other […]

Hand Of Glory Presents – Christmas Joy In Full Measure

  Available to pre-order now at Norman Records, Piccadilly Records, Rough Trade, iTunes and Amazon Hand Of Glory records asked twelve artists for an original Christmas song. Here are twelve tracks that sum up the many experiences of Christmas, from lush widescreen pop (Webb Brothers), to sparkly Saturnalian disco (Mary Epworth) to dystopian Fall-esque horror (Extradition Order). […]

The Guardian – New Band Of The Day – Kiran Leonard

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/28/kiran-leonard-new-band “Kiran Leonard (No 1,520) He’s 17 and supremely, eclectically gifted – meet the Manc mutha of invention” Hometown: Dobcross, Oldham. The lineup: Kiran Leonard (vocals, instruments). The background: Kiran Leonard is a singer-songwriter from near Manchester, but another kid busker with a soulful voice he ain’t. Record companies searching for the next Ed Sheeran can probably […]

Kiran Leonard – Dear Lincoln on Pitchfork

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15455-kiran-leonard-dear-lincoln/ “In the Bandcamp introduction to “Dear Lincoln”, Kiran Leonard lays out some caveats for prospective listeners: “I was 14 and uneducated, hence my mispronunciation (and pretentious namedropping) of friedrich NEECHsher. i also fucked up lEETmotif. but as far as anyone is concerned, the mistakes are obviously ironic.” His insistence upon irony is the only faintly juvenile thing about […]

Mary Epworth at SXSW

Hand Of Glory are off to Austin TX tomorrow, with Mary Epworth, for SXSW. Mary’s show timings are below:  

Godley-Creme Gizmotron

Stumbled across this amazing bit of seventies techno today, the ‘Godley Creme Gizmotron’. Designed by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme towards the end of their time in 10cc, it’s pretty much a ‘hurdy gurdy’ add on for electric guitar, consisting of a series of spinning rubber wheels that bow each string. Here’s a news feature […]

Mary Kent- Lost Generation

          Discovered this mindmelting version of the Jimmy Webb song yesterday. What a killer arrangement! This has jumped straight to the top of my 45 wantslist. Anyone got a copy they’d part with?   Mary Kent – Lost Generation