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  • *BUNDLE* 'Cut & Stitch // The Future Is Dark EP (Hassle Records 15th Anniversary Pressing)' + Talk Of Violence
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited vinyl bundle containing the double LP of 'Cut & Stitch' & 'The Future Is Dark EP' (pressed onto half crystal clear / half green vinyl) plus debut album 'Talk Of Violence' (pressed onto white vinyl).

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Cut & Stitch via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    *Limited half & half hand-numbered coloured vinyl (Crystal Clear & Green)
    *Double vinyl package including Cut & Stitch album, plus The Future Is Dark EP
    *Released in celebration of Hassle Records 15th Anniversary
    *This is a pre-order product, due for release on October 30th

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cut & Stitch via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Cut & Stitch pressed onto single recycled coloured-vinyl - this pressing used offcuts of recent colour pressings at the factory, so a lucky dip on colour variant you'll receive! See image for a couple of examples.

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  • Rough Trade Edition by Ren Aldridge

    [Ren] I’m putting together a Rough Trade Edition, which collects together some of the in-betweens and afterthoughts from the record. I’ve been writing it at the same time as physically cutting and stitching the album artwork - writing in and out of the lyrics - using cutting and stitching as a way of thinking about stuff like community, building solidarity, surviving precarity, resisting perfectionism, gender and craft, emotional labour and the environment. It’s kind of like how I speak in between songs on stage, but in writing. Right now it's only available to preorder via Bandcamp

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  • 12" Transparent Violet Vinyl w/ Limited Hand-Screenprinted Sleeve
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    Official store exclusive colouwray, with Bandcamp-exclusive hand-screenprinted version of the sleeve; just 200 of these sleeves available!

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  • 12" Black Vinyl Pressing
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about

Continuing this attempt at showing more vulnerability, this tracks about feeling lost and not really at home anywhere, craving community but constantly leaving places. The whole track was written in the studio. I did the vocals sitting on the sofa reading sections from a couple of pages in my notebook that were a stream of consciousness about places and people that felt like home.

lyrics

I pulled up my own roots
Tore each fibre from the compost
For fear of stagnation

Picking encrusted blu tac from the back of crumpled photos
Folding yellowed tape over the corners
To stick them somewhere new

Drinking red wine in the bath together
Pretending the speckled mould is a constellation
Filthy lino
Our names carved into the table
Unstable
Breaking
Blood and dirt and bones and mud on unwashed sheets

I became one of the lost boys
That tried to carve a home in me
For whom I made myself hollow
And left once I was empty
Now I’m knocking at the doors
To which I used to have the key
Craving and evading
Craving and evading

Taps from the flat across the hall
High ceilings, single glazing
The sky constantly changing
Skeletal plane trails reminding
Gritty sheets from dirty paws
The smell of heated dog hair from the hoover
Smashed glass glittering in the street lamp
Tall men and mountains
Bracing then embracing the wind
Plunging into icy water
Damp hair and spreading heat

A mattress in the back of a van
Rain on the roof
The moon through the leaves
Waking with the dappled light
Entangled limbs
Jigsaw pieces

I can’t absorb the rain directly from the sky
I’m desperately thirsty but it passes too quickly
It takes time for strangers to mean something
I think of tables I have sat around
I’m homesick for somewhere that I’ve never been
Nostalgic for memories I have yet to make
I warned you that I’m restless
That I’ll refuse to settle for less
If I can even settle at all

I’m scared I might be shrinking
Limp and pale
Craving and evading
Craving and evading

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from Cut & Stitch, released May 24, 2019

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