Sigmatropic New Album Is Mixed & Mastered By Ian Caple


The forthcoming SIGMATROPIC release, ‘Dark Outside', was mixed here in the UK, in the depths of a blustery East Sussex. AKIS BOYATZIS worked together with great Producer IAN CAPLE, whose working association with the likes of THE MEKONS, RYAN ADAMS, TRICKY, YANN TIERSEN and THE TINDERSTICKS – to name a few – was a great privilege. IAN CAPLE’S laborious & meticulous stride has ensured the material will be unveiled in the best possible way.


Boston Weekly Editorial Names SEEKONK In Their Top Listings For 2006

SEEKONK'S ' Pinkwood ' gets a top 10 listing from the excellent Boston weekly newspaper : THE BOSTON PHOENIX. Today, it is one of the largest publications of its kind in the country. The Phoenix is nationally known for its award-winning, incisive journalism and publishes the most comprehensive arts-and-entertainment listings of any paper in New England. Contributor Jeff Breeze rates ' Pinkwood ' in his top ten for 2006, together with the diverse likes of The Red Krayola, Sparks & Tara Jane O'Neil.

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LAST HARBOUR join MARK MULCAHY on stage in Glasgow

LAST HARBOUR joined legendary US singer MARK MULCAHY - as a support - on his October 2005 UNCUT sponsored UK tour. Both bands enjoyed each other's company culminating in a joint sing-along in Glasgow's famous King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.




THE SCENE IS NOW enjoy their support to YO LA TENGO on their

European tour

THE SCENE IS NOW were invited by YO LA TENGO to support them on their mini European 2005 summer tour. THE SCENE IS NOW rarely perform live in their native New York & it was their first ever time in Europe. Both bands were excited with this arrangement as they admired each others work for many years. Every night, at venues like London’s Koko theatre, both bands shared the same stage at the encore & belted out the song ‘Lets Compromise’ which is an old gem from the cult New York No Wave band INFORMATION. Chris Nelson & Phil Dray used to be in INFORMATION in their pre-THE SCENE IS NOW days.



YO LA TENGO bassist JAMES McNEW rates THE SCENE IS NOW in his Top Ten for 2005.

According to FILTER MAGAZINE & US industry magazine BILLBOARD, Yo La Tengo bassist JAMES McNEW lists ‘ Songbirds Lie ‘ as number 6 of his Top Ten albums for 2005. Although the album was a 2004 release, it did get a lot of its accolades the following year!



THE SCENE IS NOW also make it in VILLAGE VOICE annual poll.

Influential, and silly titled VILLAGE VOICE annual music poll - 32nd Annual ‘ Pazz&Jop ‘ poll - rates THE SCENE IS NOW’s ‘ Songbirds Lie ‘ album worthy of an introduction in the top 1000 albums for 2005.  Our label also had the past honour to be included in New York’s great weekly with 2004 release : MARK EITZEL ‘ The Ugly American ‘.

Portland Maine Weekly rates SEEKONK Abbey Road Mastering job.

SEEKONK are the Indie darlings of the breezy North East corridor. The band have had some good local press attention since their debut ‘ For Barbara Lee ‘. It was good to see – their local - Portland’s (Maine) weekly Portland Phoenix newspaper not only mention our European release effort but also the fact that the album was due to get that lovely Abbey Road Mastering treatment!

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SIGMATROPIC receives invitation by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS to open for their Greek dates

SIGMATROPIC had the great fortune to be invited by THE BAD SEEDS to open up for their massive Greek dates in December 2004. The band performed in Athens first, in front of an 8,000 strong indoor audience & the following night in Northern Greece, in Thessalonika, which was also the final gig for NICK CAVE'S successful ' Abbatoir Blues / Lyre Of Orpheus ' European tour.


Akis Boyatzis of Sigmatropic

SIGMATROPIC main man is a catalytic figure on CARLA TORGERSON'S (Walkabouts) solo debut

AKIS BOYATZIS (aka SIGMATROPIC) was an instrumental figure in CARLA TORGERSONS’ first solo album. THE WALKABOUTS singer released her first personal recording, ‘SAINT STRANGER‘, in 2004 on the Glitterhouse label. Carla Torgerson raves about the SIGMATROPIC main man on the liner notes, as not only does he assist with the album production but also has written some sublime music which compliments her astonishing vocal delivery. Recorded in Athens | Greece, this album is not at all a ‘twee’ folkie affair as an industry hack might lazily want to imagine. In fact ‘SAINT STRANGER ‘is a fluid album that delves deep into a cinematic & Krautrock territory that indicates the fruitful collaboration CARLA TORGERSON had on the SIGMATROPIC release ‘16 Haiku & Other Stories ‘ continues unabated on her own musical voyage. Let’s not forget there are also two excellent covers of a LAURA VEIRS track & 1960’s band PEARLS BEFORE SWINE.


SIGMATROPIC get company on stage promoting ‘Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories‘


In the 5 – 7 month period after the release of ‘Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories ‘, SIGMATROPIC held a series of events at the great Athens venue – The Small Music Theatre. As it was an impossibility to invite or arrange all 18 guests from the album for a massive ‘Haiku – fest ‘, the Athenian public were at least lucky to catch several of the guests together with SIGMATROPIC performing several of the SEFERIS Haikus. Apart from regular visitor to Athens, CARLA TORGERSON (Walkabouts),SIGMATROPIC also performed with Scottish duo PINKIE MACLURE & JOHN WILLS, and on another occasion with BAD SEED JIM SCLAVUNOS. All events were a success & also stretched to gigs in Thessalonica & Patras.



BROKEN DOG ' Harmonia ' makes the Sunday Times Top 10 for 2004

Influential Sunday Times music critic, Dan Cairns in the Culture Magazine supplement, names 'Harmonia' as one of his top 10 albums for 2004 . He even goes as far as stating that BROKEN DOG are [quote] 'One of Britain’s most underrated bands'.  BROKEN DOG are in good company together with the likes of The Killers, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Cave & Joanna Newsom. ( See our Reviews section for the complete listing).


‘The Ugly American ‘gets a great UNCUT compliment


MARK EITZEL'S ‘The Ugly American ‘got another boost by a top music magazine. This time from UK’s premier music monthly: UNCUT. Several months after the release of ‘ The Ugly American ‘, the magazine chose the track ‘ Western Sky ‘ for their July 2003 issue cd.  A mouthful & long titled complimentary cd: ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart – 17 Classic Tracks By The Best Of Today’s Singer-Songwriters ‘. MARK EITZEL is obviously in great company with tracks also from the likes of DAMIEN JURADO, VIC CHESNUTT, RYAN ADAMS, BRENDAN BENSON & WILLARD GRANT CONSPIRACY amongst many others. A perfect topping that will add to the numerous accolades the album received elsewhere.


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