North East chamber-pop outfit The Railway Club are to release their début single 'Broken Strings', to be made available on July 9th 2012, on a limited run of cassette tapes.
Through Gateshead-based indie label Tiny Lights Recordings, a super-limited issue of fifty cassettes will be released, available exclusively at the single's launch night on July 6th, and from Tiny Lights' bandcamp page.
Uniting musical nostalgia in perfect harmony with the digital age, each copy of the special-edition cassettes will come with a download code for a digital copy of the track. 'Broken Strings' will be accompanied by b-side, 'Angel in the House'.
Digital-only issues of the single will also be available via bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, emusic and Amazon.
A video for the single, produced by Melting Point Media, will be revealed shortly.
Consisting of song-writer Martin Trollope, Richard Milburn, David Garrick, Grant Lagan, Glenn Coyne and Carmen Green, The Railway Club released their first EP 'The Waiting Room' last July. Since then they've built themselves a reputation as one of the most underrated outfits in the North East. Shortly after their inaugural release, the band bagged themselves a spot at Split Transmission, one of four local bands hand-picked by a panel of music professionals, including the BBC's Tom Robinson, as the best emerging artists in the region. The band were the only act on the bill also to appear at Split Festival itself, alongside the likes of The Charlatans, The Drums and Mystery Jets. Their previous releases have enjoyed spins on Amazing Radio and BBC6Music.
The band are currently recording and self-producing their début album, due for release in late summer 2012 through Gateshead-based label Tiny Lights Recordings, also home to The Lake Poets and O'Messy Life.
To celebrate the release, a launch party will be held at Newcastle's The Cluny 2 on July 6th. Support will come from Natasha Haws and Tiny Lights label-mates Acrobatic Society and Blank Maps. Field Music's David Brewis will also be taking on DJ-duties on the night.
- Chamber Pop