Shoplifting with Karen Elson

Karen Elson chatted to Rough Trade radio a few weeks ago about records, her new album and more records…have a listen here…

50 years of The Velvet Underground & Nico

Great to see Nadine Shah on such an exciting bill….

Saturday Sessions: Karen Elson performs “Call Your Name”

Karen went on CBS This Morning in the US earlier the month and performed live…watch it here…

unlock your mind on soho radio

I did another show on Soho Radio today and included a few 1965 releases – Raf Rundell, Sink Ya Teeth and Nadine Shah…I also talked a bit and played a bunch of other tunes…have a listen and don’t drop off..

Nadine Shah

1965 are pleased to say the new Nadine Shah single is now available at all your favourite electronic stores and streaming sites…it’s called OUT THE WAY and will be followed in August by her new album HOLIDAY DESTINATION…

links to listen and pre-order HERE

vile as you want

more Man & The Echo memories…

Vile As You Want

The last of the four smart Alec-y pre-album singles, Vile As You Want, was an attempt to explain why political correctness isn’t necessarily a terrible thing. Given that most adults already understand that, we did the video as a kids show, directed by Manchester based production company Anattic.

We weren’t happy with an initial studio recording of this tune, so we took the drums and keyboards from an earlier version and rerecorded everything else in our practice room at Tuff Gong, with a bit of help from local production stalwart Lee “Latch” Parker and some more mixing from Neil “Comber” Comber dahn sahf.

Karen Elson in The Guardian and NME

Karen Elson released her album Double Roses last week and played a show at Moth Club in London – here’s a glowing review from The Guardian newspaper….the NME also spoke to Karen and here are the results…

Nadine Shah @ Omeara

Nadine Shah is playing Omeara in South London tonight…she’ll be previewing tracks from her forthcoming album. The gig is sold out but keep looking out for more shows being added all the time…it’s going to be a big year for Nadine and we’re very proud to be working with her…onwards and upwards..

Unlock Your Mind in The Blythe Hill Tavern

Man & The Echo in Margate in May

count me in…

i don’t give a….man & the echo

This song was written as a bit of a joke, and ended up being nearly everyone’s favourite. Gaz wrote it in about 20 minutes after becoming exasperated at some mundanity or ill informed opinion on one of the social medias that you’re reading this on. We recorded this ourselves in our practice room before Neil Comber finished it off with some expert mixing in swanky London.

The video was done by the very talented Layla Sailor who let us have a go on her dressing up box for the day.


Raf Rundell – Justified & Ancient

the boy Raf is bound for Mu Mu land…

Karen Elson on the London Underground

if you see me

so happy that this wonderful tune is coming out on 1965…please listen, move and tell your friends…there will be a 7″ available soon…in the meantime listen to this and dream of love, romance and excess

Double Roses by Karen Elson out this Friday

just a reminder to get your copy this weekend…it’ll be worth it

listen and buy here or  here

Karen Elson in The Times today

Unlock Your Mind with Soho Radio…

I do a regular show on Soho Radio…sometimes I have guests and other times I sail alone armed with nothing but a smile and a love of melody…I did a show last week that included some 1965 artists…namely Karen Elson, Sink Ya Teeth and Raf Rundell…there was loads of other music as well…listen back here

why is this space here…? why is it so hard to understand the modern world sometimes..



Circumstance by Sink Ya Teeth

1965 are pleased to have the wonderful Sink Ya Teeth join their family…here’s a taster of whats to come…

Karen Elson on the cover of Clash Magazine

Karen Elson @ The Moth Club

Karen Elson plays the Moth Club in April and tickets are selling fast…grab one while you can..

Man & The Echo – The Last Introvert

the band released this video about a month ago – it’s their take on a classic Abba video…enjoy and tell your friends…

Uncut album review for Karen Elson

here’s another great review for Karen Elson – this time it’s Uncut Magazine who are showing her album love…remember the album hits the shops on April 7th…

call your name

in case you missed this last week here’s the first video taken from the new Karen Elson album…the album is Double Roses and this track is the beautiful Call Your Name…album is out on April 7th and can be pre ordered from all your favourite record stores including Drift Records

1965 feet high and rising…

it’s been a while but we are back with exciting news…new albums this year from Karen Elson, Nadine Shah, Wesley Fuller and Raf Rundell….and let’s not forget a great 7″ coming from Sink Ya Teeth…

we’ll be getting on top of this website in the next few days but in the meantime here’s a great 4 star review from Mojo Magazine for the Karen Elson album

PREMIERE: Man & The Echo – Operation Margarine

So Young Magazine have premiered Man & The Echo’s latest single, ‘Operation Margarine’.


Here’s a little quote from Gaz about writing the single…

Arranging and recording this song was the moment that the album sessions really took off. At one point we nearly dropped it as we just couldn’t work out how to play it, but Fush and Joey worked really hard to get the rhythm section right and give the whole thing this massive disco feel.


Ahead of the release of his latest single, ‘Right Time’, Selfie Boy sat down with FMS magazine to discuss his some great music.

Have a read, have a listen!

The Adventures of Selfie Boy, part 1 is released on December 9th!

Man and The Echo were featured on the Warrington Guardian’s front cover the other week… read what they had to say below.

Catch them on tour with Meilyr Jones!


Black Peaches UK Tour

Black Peaches are headed out on a UK tour this December with our very own Raf Rundell… treat yourself to an early Christmas present! Tickets here!



Man & The Echo have released a video for their latest single ‘Distance Runner’

Man & The Echo have released a video for their latest single ‘Distance Runner’

The track and video premiered on Clash!


Raf Rundell aka Selfie Boy is releasing his debut album on December 9th!

These are the Adventures of Selfie Boy. This is the Right Time.


Pre-order here


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Wesley Fuller in Shindig Magazine

Wesley Fuller sat down with Shindig Magazine to go through some of the records that have inspired him… Read through the article below! Some great tunes on the list… we’re definitely feeling inspired!


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Man & The Echo – ‘Distance Runner’

Man & The Echo have a new single out and it is everything you want and more! The band have put a poetic spin on their usual smart, opinionated and observational songwriting… and it is absolutely amazing.

John Kennedy gave ‘Distance Runner’ its first spin yesterday… I hope you were tuned in to hear it!

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Black Peaches – ‘Below The Waves’

Black Peaches performed their song ‘Below The Waves’ for The Blues Kitchen, sounding great as always!

Wesley Fuller acoustic Tram sessions

Wesley Fuller played an acoustic version of his latest single ‘Runaway Renee’ on a tram… check it out!

Coves played a great show, these websites know it…

Coves played with PIXIES earlier this week… in case you missed it you can read about it here… Just a warning: you missed something great!

Dots & Dashes


Fortitude Magazine

The Upcoming

Lusts on Instagram

Have you followed Lusts on Instagram yet? It looks absolutely wicked!


Black Peaches

Black Peaches are heading on a UK tour in December… how’s that for an early Christmas present to yourself?

Get down with them, you dirty rascals!

Tickets –

Coves support Pixies

Pixies are playing in London on Monday, July 11… and our very own Coves will be supporting them.

Hope you’ve got tickets because the show has been sold out for months, but it’s bound to be a good one!

Black Peaches podcast

Rob from Black Peaches has started a podcast, it will be updated bi-weekly. Have a listen, it’s amazing!

Black Peaches at Port Elliot Festival

Black Peaches have recently announced that they will be playing the “Caught By The River” stage. So get down to Port Elliot in July and dance with Black Peaches!

Man & The Echo at Radio X

Man & The Echo did a live session at Radio X last night with John Kennedy. Haven’t had a chance to check it out? Listen to it here!

If you just want to skip ahead, here’s the times:

29:50 – Vile As You Want/Gaz interview/Distance Runner
1:50 – All Right
2:28:50 – The Last Introvert

Unlock your mind at The Great Escape Festival!

RSVP: here

Lusts, Red Bull Music session

Lusts did an exclusive session for Red Bull Music! You can now watch it here!

1965 Family by Wesley Fuller

Happy Friday, everyone!

This week’s playlist has been provided by Wesley Fuller.

It’s a great playlist, be sure to give it a listen because we’re changing it again next week!

WIN WIN WIN! Coves vinyl giveaway!

Do you want this vinyl? Here’s your chance to win.

Get your ticket to Coves’ album release show at The Victoria before Wednesday April 6th at 4pm and get entered into the draw immediately.

We’ll be giving away five copies of the vinyl. Get your ticket here if you haven’t got it already:

Coves at Record Store Day

Coves are playing at Record Store Day in Paris this year! The line-up is looking great, so get down to Paris!

‘I wish it could be 1965 again…’ Q Magazine

James Endeacott wrote a piece for Q Magazine on relaunching 1965 Records, signing bands and the 1965 family…

“Running a record label is quite a mad thing to do. The competition is fierce and, despite what people tell you, records don’t really sell anymore. It usually costs a load of money and the chances of getting it back are pretty slim but if you’re clever about it you can break even and you can have the time of your life.

I started 1965 Records almost ten years ago and was bankrolled by a major record label… despite having a Number One album withThe View within 12 months the label folded after three years as I’d spent a stupid amount of money and, guess what, not sold enough records. I kept the name of the label and went into a corner to listen to jazz records and to contemplate middle age, teenage kids and hangovers that last at least 48 hours. Maybe I should write a book and tell people of my life in rock n roll…

Over the last couple of years I’ve been writing the book and I’ve also come across so many good records and bands that I was starting to get itchy feet… I wanted back in the game. I was jealous of great records coming out and me having nothing to do with them.

here was only one thing to do and that was to get back on the bike and start peddling. I found like minded souls to help me re-realise my dream and here I am. The label is back – I have offices above a pub in the increasingly fashionable New Cross, South East London and two top music heads to keep us afloat.

We’ve signed a couple of bands and have our eyes on a couple more… it’s small steps but it’s exciting. The blood is starting to pump through the veins again – the passion is there and the heart is still beating. There is nothing better than seeing a band grow from a shitty rehearsal room through releasing their first record to getting mentioned in he music press and finally hearing them on the radio…

In order to spread the 1965 word we have also decided to put gigs on… I’ve heard people still go to live music so we should be ok there… the whole thing was a trip last time round but this time I feel the drink is going to be spiked more than normal… Let the rollercoaster begin – come and join me and the 1965 family as we try to make sense of it all…”
James Endeacott @jamesendeacott

Man & The Echo to play Manchester show on 10 December

 NEW SHOW: Man & The Echo will play The Castle Hotel in Manchester on  Wednesday 10 December. For free entry, go and ‘like’ the Music In Beta  Facebook page here.