Thursday, 17 August 2017

Cheap Lunch - Self Titled EP, Stream, Pre-order and Launch Party..

Cheap Lunch are set to release their ‘Self-Titled’ debut EP on the label later this month. At a satisfying length of seventeen minutes the five individually crafted tracks are intended to be heard as two broader compositions. Thusly allowing listeners to sit in, zone out and enjoy the riffs. The first is an introduction to the band’s sound; an intoxicating gut-punch into a black hole of anxiety, leaving listeners excited, laughing and maybe even crying for more. 

The second act starts with the fuzz doom tongue-in-cheek ‘Lizards’ leading to the psych/space-rock interlude ‘Chernobyl Playground’ and finally stripping back for garage-rock closer ‘I’. The bands raw, energetic and expansive sound traverses multiple genre’s and influences as is audible in the peaks, chasms and throughout the entirety that is the journey into the immersive cosmos of the Cheap Lunch sound.

Whilst experienced in the way of universal travel the group have strong roots in the North East of England, namely Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The EP in fact was produced and engineered in their hometown, at Blank Studios and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris McManus.

And speaking of local legends, fellow Tynesiders ‘Eat Fast’ recently described Cheap Lunch as:

“Three really nice lo-fi lads who don’t give a fuck. Fuzzy, tongue in cheek, psychy, punky bastards" 
... and the outstanding publication NARC said of the bands debut EP on the label that the sound:

"worms its way into your brain, equal parts hypnotic and jarring, slightly sinister but irresistible". 

Alongside the digital two physical merchandise formats are available to pre-order now via the labels Bandcamp here and Big Cartel Store here. The limited edition runs of the Cheap Lunch Self-Titled EP are available on a high bias cassette tape in lizard green shell, with sticker and sleeve artwork by designer Sean Edgar (Brewdog/Fourpure) and housed in a crystal clear case. The limited edition compact disc also features exclusively commissioned face and sleeve artwork by designer Sean Edgar on card inserts in wrapped in a translucent flapped poly bag. Both physical formats come with an Imagination Engine Records label sticker and EP download code card.

 Stream the EP in full from our Soundcloud:

You can see, hear, believe in and feel Cheap Lunch LIVE, playing the EP in its entirety at the launch party hosted by Little Buildings Rehearsal Rooms (1 Ford Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, E6 1NW) shortly after the release date on the 3rd September. Come get banjo'ed with three bands in one party, £3 in and kicking off from seven with OKAY CHAMP and label mates No Teeth supporting. 

That night the band have arranged a SCRAN FOR CAN campaign down at the venue. You, the beloved crowd are encouraged to bring down non-perishables/sanitary items which 'can' be exchanged for small beers. All of the donations will be sent to local trussel trust centres post gig

There will also be the opportunity down at the launch party gig to pick up copies of the physical format editions of the Cheap Lunch and No Teeth EP's out on Imagination Engine Records.


NARC Magazine’s Linsey Teggert talks Gods, lizards and riffs with Cheap Lunch..

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the good people of NARC Magazine, with a special shout from all at Imagination Engine to NARCs Linsey Teggert, who interviewed Cheap Lunch ahead of their ‘Self-Titled’ EP release on the label.

 See more and read the interview in full on the NARC site here.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Better With The Lights On: No Teeth Launch Party Pics

 It’s only a little over  a week ago since No Teeth launched their new EP Wither at Think Tank in Newcastle. The tried and tested venue was well attended and the band performed all of the tracks from the EP and an exclusive few more to a pleasurably sweaty crowd of fans of the band. The audience had been well warmed up prior to the headliners taking the stage by Swine Tax, who recently unveiled new track ‘Empty Life’ & Japanese TV Club who broadcast signals from their Idiot EP.

The physical release sleeves for the limited cassette edition of the ‘Wither’ EP featured a photo of the band taken by Johnny Hayne. The photographer was in attendance at the launch party and we wanted to not only thank him, thanks Johnny, but to also share with you a few of the shots he captured on the night. So here they are...

The release of ‘Wither’ has been a great success. Although some issues delayed despatch, for which we apologise, all orders are out now and as it stands we only have five of the limited cassettes left and a modest amount of the limited CDS. The EP is still currently available though and you can get the digital versions still as well. Pick up one of the last remaining physical copies from our Bandcamp page here.

We'll have more news on some forthcoming licensing, gig and review news on No Teeth later this week.. 

Till next time...

Be seeing you. 

*All photographs accredited to Johnny Hayne