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Label Fandango ‘12x12’ Singles Compilation Album - Out Now

2nd May 2014
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** LABEL FANDANGO RELEASES ‘12X12’ SINGLES COMPILATION ALBUM - OUT NOW**

BAND OF THE DAY TODAY IS DEPARTMENT M

The Thing: VARIOUS (DELIGHTFUL NEW) ARTISTS

The Title: ‘12X12’ (pron: “twelve by twelve”)

The Format: DIGITAL COMPILATION ALBUM

The Record Company: LABEL FANDANGO / FIERCE PANDA

The Link: Available from iTunes - Click Here

The album features the 12 tracks released as part of the Club Fandango Singles Club to celebrate 12 years of Club Fandango + Bonus tracks from 10 bands!

DEPARTMENT M are from Leeds and make lovely great big retro synth-driven noises with a fragrantly experimental modern edge. It's cool and sombre, but also vibrant and crunchy, as proven by the mighty sounds of their Department M mini-album released last year via Fierce Panda. Since it''s released Department M have packed out venues such as The Old Blue Last, The single Miscellany was released on Label Fandango on 20th Jan.

12x12 features the single Miscellany & a previously un-released track 'Impure Numbers' which was a out-take from 2013's self titled mini-album released via Fierce Panda, you can grab it here: via iTunes

1. ED ZEALOUS 'Medicines' (released April 8 2013) In which four skinny-hipped hombres from Northern Ireland mix thunderous beats with the sweetest of synths and the soariest of choruses. Their debut album, ‘Wired’, was released on February 3rd this year.
2. THE MACHINE ROOM 'Sweden' (May 13 2013) Skygazing sonic popness from Scotland.which is both casually ecstatic and cunningly euphoric. Follow up single ‘Chances’ was released on March 3rd.
3. DELOOZE 'Lost Army' (July 1 2013) Doomed gothic romance from Burnley siren backed by crunchy guitars and alarmed electronics. The DeLooze 'Glass Army' album is released on April 14th.
4. THE HOSTS 'Give Your Love To Her' (July 22 2013) Sheffield retromantics provide a love song with a twist, a bittersweet sentiment and a huge chorus. The Hosts' 'Softly, Softly' album came out on February 10th and 'Give Your Love To Her' is re-released on May 5th.
5. DESPERATE JOURNALIST 'Organ' (November 11 2013) Great big gothic punkpop palavers from two boy / two girl combo suffused with achingly deadpan panda-eyed glamour. Follow up single 'Happening' is out on May 5th.
6. FELT TIP 'Love Or Pity' (November 18 2013) Intensely diginified indie spikings from London trio with a really excellent train in the video. Follow up single 'Milk & Honey' is out now.
7. DEPARTMENT M 'Miscellany' (January 20 2014) Thoroughly warped electronic rumblings from ex-Grammatics soundmeister Owen Brinley. From the mini-album 'Department M'.
8. LONGFELLOW 'Siamese Lover' (January 27 2014) A veritable radio smash from demure South London elt.pop quintet, big on the verse and even bigger on the chorus. Follow up 'Kiss-Hug-MakeUp' is out on May 19th.
9. THE STARKINS 'Roundabout' (February 17 2014) Super-cheeky mega-bouncy indie rockings from Sheffield teen quartet, occasionally compared to Harlow's finest Blind Mice,
10. FELDSPAR 'Young And Invincible' (February 24 2014) Self-proclaimed "indie folk bastards" hit the epic jackpot with firm sense of braces-wearing musical direction and a life-affirming chorus.
11. I AM IN LOVE 'Proposal' (March 3 2014) Hectic electropop loveliness infused with the DNA of DFA and a great big outpouring of melody. Expect a full album later this year.
12. THE TRAPS 'My Grip' (March 17 2014) Giant synthpop sadness from Birmingham with an imposing melodic demeanour. Taken from the album 'Calypso'.

+ 10 BONUS TRACKS

Buy it now from all digital outlets and iTunes HERE

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