Hopefully by now, you’ll be aware of DIY’s annual Hello… series at London’s Old Blue Last: four gigs dotted throughout January, that aim to navigate you through the maelstrom of new artists and point you in the direction of the best and buzziest of the bunch.
This year, however, we’ve gone one further and partnered with vinyl distributers Fairsound - the new platform from Press On Vinyl designed to help vinyl production become more affordable for artists - to bring you a one-off limited pressing of our first ever Hello 2023 record! Featuring 12 of the artists playing across the shows, it’s a super exclusive chance to get your hands on a selection of new or previously unreleased tracks - all packaged up in one beautiful bundle.
So, who’s on it then? WELL, we’ve got new demos from Gretel Hänlyn and VLURE, a special live track from Divorce, and the first chance to grab choice bangers from Panic Shack, Ciel, Humour and more as a physical release. Completing the line-up, meanwhile, are tip-top cuts from Human Interest, PinkPirate and uh, plus Cathy Jain, Amy Michelle and our Night Four headliner, Saint Jude.
The exclusive run is strictly limited to 100 copies, and priced at an exceedingly bargainous £10.
Pre-order your copy now from the Fairsound website and be warned: once they’re gone, they’re gone. No second pressings.
We’ll be carrying on the Hello 2023 IRL series next Tuesday (24th Feb) with Gretel, Cathy, Divorce and Ciel and, as ever, it’s first come, first served so get down early.
Panic Shack - ‘Meal Deal’
Gretel Hänlyn - ‘Blood on the Ceiling’ (demo)
Human Interest - ‘Hot Air Balloon’
Humour - ‘Jeans’
PinkPirate - ‘Daisy’
Uh - ‘hit’
VLURE - ‘Can I Keep This Feeling?’ (demo)
Ciel - ‘Fine Everything’
Cathy Jain - ‘Heroine’
Divorce - ‘Checking Out’ (live)
Amy Michelle - ‘Patience’
Saint Jude - ‘Does’ ft Aga Ujma
Hello 2023 night three with Gretel Hänlyn, Cathy Jain, Divorce and Ciel is the hottest ticket in town
The vibes are high as we return to The Old Blue Last for round three of Hello 2023.
Katie Gregson-MacLeod, Sprints and Kynsy were also highlights at the first edition of the Dutch event since 2019.
It’s their first new music since the release of their debut EP ‘Euphoria’.
Surya Sen, Amy Michelle, pinkpirate and Nina Cobham helm Night Two of Hello 2023 at the Old Blue Last
Intimate moments and a banging finale categorised the second instalment of the series.