We might be missing live music and little gatherings, but here at Mellowtone we've been keeping busy. Read on for details on our online shows, new releases, exhibitions and more
Things may be a little diferent at the moment, and we're missing live music and little gatherings just like the rest of you. But we've been keeping busy, so please read on for details on our online shows, new releases, exhibitions and more...
Mellowtone at the Philharmonic Music Room, online.
Watch and listen to our collaboration with the Philharmonic Music Room online now. It's an hour long show featuring a combination of specially recorded live performances and archive music videos from Mellowtone Records artists and friends. Originally shown as part of the Philharmonic's 'Music Room Tuesdays' online programme (25th August) it's available for you to enjoy right now...
WATCH & LISTEN AGAIN HERE
Illustration by Ruby Fitzgerald, Graphic Design by Jono Jones.
With music from:
Edgar 'Jones' Jones - 4 live tracks, specially recorded at home.
Nick Ellis - 3 music videos, with tracks from the 'Speakers' Corner' and 'Adult Fiction' LPs.
Seafoam Green feat Kousic Sen - a specially recorded collaboration with tabla maestro Kousic Sen.
Ragz Nordset - music video for 'Don't You Forget', and a live recording from the archives.
Tosin Salako - 4 specially recorded live tracks, with cover versions and originals.
Luna - 2 recorded live tracks, and music video for '5am'.
Thanks to all the artists for getting involved, to all at the Phil and all for watching live...
WATCH & LISTEN AGAIN HERE
MELLOWTONE 15 EXHIBITION AT THE HANDYMAN
Photograph by Ragz Nordset
'Mellowtone 15' is an exhibition of fifteen original screenprints featuring artwork by fifteen different artists, that all originally appeared on Mellowtone posters and flyers.
Launched at the Buyers Club as a part of our 15th Birthday celebrations in 2019, 'Mellowtone 15' should have been on display during this year's Smithdown Road festival back in May, so we're happy that they're now on the walls of the Handyman, Smithdown Road, Liverpool.
All prints are for sale for £15 each, with 50% of all proceeds donated to local charities, including The Florrie, Mandela8, Granby Toxteth Development Trust, The Whitechapel Centre, St Brides Foodbank, and Claire House.
Prints from the exhibiton are also avaiable to view and purchase online here.
The exhibition - and the bar, selling a fine selection of ales and gins - is open at the Handyman Supermarket, 461 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, L15 3JL, on
Wednesday from 4 - 9 pm
Thursday from 5 - 11pm
Friday from 4 - 11pm
Saturday from 3 - 11pm
Sunday from 2 - 9pm
VIEW & PURCHASE PRINTS ONLINE HERE
NEW RELEASE FROM RAGZ NORDSET - REMIXES OF "DON'T YOU FORGET'
Photograph by Robin Clewley
Following the release of long time Mellowtone collaborator Ragz Nordset’s single ‘Don’t You Forget’, the latest offering from Mellowtone Records features reimaginations of the captivating track from producers Mario Leal, and Drumwarp & Guevarism.
‘Don’t You Forget’ was released in May 2020, the first recorded music the Norwegian chanteuse had shared in almost five years; a haunting and sparse piano and vocal track, recorded live at Liverpool’s iconic Parr Street Studios.
LISTEN TO 'DON'T YOU FORGET' HERE
These brand new remixes take the original on an altogether different journey. With sonic echoes of Ragz’ native Scandinavia; glacial undertones contrast the eclectic productions; exploring and complementing her visceral and emotive vocal.
LISTEN TO THE 'DON'T YOU FORGET' REMIXES HERE
Artwork by David Rusbatch, graphic design by Jono Jones
We have three poster print editions being released very soon, again hoping to raise a few quid for local charities... more details on those in the next few days.
And, who knows, we may even have news of some live music coming soon...
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Thanks for your support.
Peace & Love x
Illustration 'Scorched Linbs' by Sketch Stance, screenprint by Johanna Wilson at the Paper Moon available here