HDR Split 7″ – Out Record Store Day

We’ll be releasing our first slice of vinyl this coming Record Store Day on April 21st. It will contain new tracks, “Creamer” from Buzzards and “Kill Again” from Nicholas Stevenson.

Each sleeve has been hand painted and every individual package displays a unique piece artwork created here at Hilldrop Towers with the guiding hand of Nicholas Stevenson.

It will be on sale at RISE Records Bristol where they will be celebrating Record Store Day 2012 with a daylong event of live music where Buzzards will be joined by the likes of Towns, Summer Camp, Gravenhurst and The Duke Spirit.

If you’re unable to get to Bristol for the day then head over to our shop page, cherry pick your favourite front cover and you can pre order the 7″ to arrive with you for the day.

hilldroprecords.co.uk Revamp

Well, things are beginning to liven up here with plenty of releases afoot for 2012. We’ll be flinging CD’s, Cassettes, Vinyl, Downloads, Video, Live Dates and the odd musing your way in the coming months through this web vessel.

Only right that we freshen it up for things to come. So we have. If you spend a while perusing around you’ll find a new shows page, friendlier layout of our friends page, updated bands page with some marvellous videos scattered here and there. To top it all off we’ve created a downloads page with a wealth of free offerings for you to go through at your own pace.

Here’s one of the aforementioned videos for you to give some time if you will.

An Upward Artful Scarp – Out May

It’s taken a fair while of nurturing, care and attention since our first compilation release of We Can Be Friends. But we can finally have it known that the next in the series – An Upward Artful Scarp – will be sitting in a record store near you very soon.

As with the previous collection, An Upward Artful Scarp will contain numbers from a selection of the best from artists and acts that we’ve had the pleasure of sharing evenings with, putting up, playing support to, recording at Hilldrop Towers, along with one or two we’ve simply admired from afar.

It’ll be out on May 7th and there’ll be plenty more information cropping up on here in the next few weeks or so, but in the meantime have a gander at a video that may or may not be on the record. (It is, it definately is)

Phantom Sweetheart Recording Sessions

Here are a few of the photos taken during the recording sessions of Nicholas Stevenson’s Phantom Sweetheart. They were taken on our friend Lucas’ fish eye lens camera.

Record Store Day 7″

Nicholas Stevenson and the Hilldroppers build this years Record Store Day 7″s.

Happy New Year!

Well, it’s 2012! We hope you all had a fantastic time celebrating New Years and Christmas.
We have a bumper of a year ahead of us, with a lot of very exciting news to come!
Stay tuned…

The Tigers Face – A Nicholas Stevenson Exhibition

This Sunday sees the opening of an exhibition of paintings, sketchbook pages and prints from Nicholas Stevenson at the Worcester Art Workshop. The Tigers Face is the title of the show and you can treat your eyes to the sort of thing in store on the poster below.

To compliment the illustrations an afternoon of fine music will feature Bella in the Wych Elm, Oliver Wilde, Richard Clarke and The Rafters and Nicholas Stevenson himself so do come down.
Nicholas Stevenson - The Tiger's Face