Pop-up Books – Without You b/w You Are The Summer (2mf032)

Fresh to too many fireworks is Neil Milton’s new band, Pop-up Books. The band release their debut ‘double-A’ single, Without You b/w You Are The Summer on limited edition cassette and digital download. Both tracks were recorded and produced by Neil, and mixed by Marcin Buźniak at Axis Audio.

Inspired by celebrations of past break-ups, “Without You” is a thumping, vintage wall of sound. Layers of guitars, keyboards, and strings set the stage for the warm, reverb-soaked vocals of Jules Jones, sounding every bit the Spector-esque pop star. Conversely, “You Are The Summer” is a citrus-slice of power-pop; a fuzzy, melodic ode to falling in love in the summertime.

Giorgio Fazer – Live at Alchemia (2mf031)

Too Many Fireworks will be a little quieter with releases this year as other creative things are going on, but we have one exciting release to tide you through the rest of Winter and Spring; a live album from Giorgio Fazer. Recorded at Alchemia, the 3 track digital release captures Giorgio Fazer at their most romantic. Largely improvised, the record captures the duo performing with guitar, electronics and voice to give us new versions of songs from their debut album.

The album is available today on all digital platforms.

Milton and Jones – This Life (This Christmas) (2mf030)

It’s almost Christmas… Advent begins tomorrow, so we all get to open the first window of our calendars… and as a precursor to that, our Christmas gift to you: Milton and Jones, the Warsaw-based, 60s influenced pop duo, release their new single ‘This Life (This Christmas)‘ today. It’s not a song pining for a loved-one far away at Christmas time, but one that celebrates a break-up from a terrible partner. And it’s way catchier than you might think.

The single is available today on all digital platforms and the lead track is also available on the limited edition Christmas compilation from Cherryade records, ‘A Very Cherry Christmas, Vol. 13‘.