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Late Of The Pier
Fantasy Black Channel (Standard 10y Anniversary Edition)
Phantasy Sound
  • REPRESS 08/11/2019
  • REPRESS 22/11/2019
Standard edition w/ heavyweight vinyl and printed inner sleeve + digital bonus of rare demos and oddities

Late Of The Pier announce a special 10th anniversary edition of their cult debut album ‘Fantasy Black Channel’, produced by Erol Alkan and released in 2008 to great acclaim. Fittingly, the reissue will be released on a limited lenticular edition of 500, alongside a standard edition both with heavyweight vinyl. Both reissues are accompanied by a digital companion album of unreleased demos and outtakes from the album recording sessions – set for release through Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label, landing in stores on 18th January 2019.

LOTP (Sam Eastgate, Andrew Faley, Ross Dawson and Sam Potter) were a band of inter-dimensional musicians who landed in the late noughts, whose wild journey took them from the quiet North West Leicestershire countryside to the stages of Coachella, Tokyo and beyond, touring with the likes of Soulwax and Justice. Their music was a mutant take on pop that described the chaos of being a teenager by looking forwards and backwards over and over again until the present moment started to make sense. Following the release of Fantasy Black Channel they put out singles ‘Blueberry’ and ‘Best In The Class’ in 2010, picking up fans from Mike Skinner to Dave Grohl along the way. Talking in a 2014 interview, Grohl exclaimed, “They blew my fucking mind. They’re called Late of the Pier. They made one record and disappeared. […] They use crazy computers and then they rock and it sounds like dubstep for one minute, then it’s a crazy prog thing, and it’s like, ‘Wow’.”

+ digital bonus of rare demos and oddities

Digital Companion Album

01 Broken Fairy Lights (Zarcorp Demo 2006)
02 Heartbeat Flicker Line (2007 Newcastle Demo)
03 Random Firl (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
04 Focker (Radio 1 Live 2009)
05 The Bears Are Coming (Zarcorp Demo 2006)
06 Space And The Woods (Zarcorp Demo 2006)
07 VW (2007 Newcastle Demo)
08 The Enemy Is The Dub (2007 Demo)
09 Focker SH-09 Version (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
10 A Thousand Years Ago (2005 Live Intro)
11 Bathroom Gurgle (Zarcorp Demo 2006)
12 Mad Dogs And Englishmen (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
13 heartbeat.flicker.line (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
14 Dose A (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
15 Space And The Woods (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
16 Sober Up, John (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
17 Heartbeat (Radio 1 Live 2009)
18 No Time (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
19 Circular (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
20 Heartclip (2006 MySpace Teaser)
21 Piss Hands (2006)
22 Spaceclip (2006 MySpace Teaser)
23 Space And The Woods (Erol Alkan 12” Vinyl Mix)
24 Baguettes By Sam (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
25 Swindon Superb Sexuelle (2008 Tour Announcement)
26 Kolumbine (2005)

  1. A1. Hot Tent Blues
  2. A2. Broken
  3. A3. Space and the Woods
  4. A4. The Bears Are Coming
  5. A5. Random Firl
  6. A6. Heartbeat
  7. B1. White Snake
  8. B2. VW
  9. B3. Focker
  10. B4. The Enemy Are The Future
  11. B5. Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  12. B6. Bathroom Gurgle
  13. B7. No Time

Published: December 5, 2018