We are proud to announce that we have signed the PRS Foundation’s Equalising Music pledge.
We are pledging to achieve gender equality across our roster and gig line ups. Our co-founder Alicja Tokarska had this to say about us signing this pledge:
“We feel that signing the Keychange Pledge is necessary to highlight the issue of gender bias which is still present in the music industry in 2019. Far too often women are not given chances in favour of their male counterparts, especially in terms of performing their music live and headlining shows and festivals. We want to contribute to creating a more equal world where male, female and non-binary musicians and industry professionals can enjoy the same opportunities.”
But what is Keychange? It is a campaign that has been set up by the PRS Foundation to “transform the future of music whilst encouraging festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022.” To find out more, check out their full manifesto. They have now expanded to inviting venues, labels and organisations across the music industry in general to join the campaign. As Primavera Sound has proven, it is possible – this year had an amazing gender balanced line up, branded as The New Normal. As it should be.
We are thrilled to welcome the fabulous Curdle to the Double A-Side Records family!
After working with them on Play It Like a Woman and LOVING their sound, attitude and style we will be working with the band to re-release their debut album on vinyl and digital platforms later this year. We couldn’t be more excited, Keep an eye out for more news about it in the coming months. xo
Carla released one of our favourite albums of 2018 with our pals at Olive Grove Records, and we were thrilled to have her contribute a track to Play it Like a Woman. She’s worked with the likes of Belle & Sebastian and The Vaselines, and has a voice like no other. She’s bringing her full band who blew the roof off Òran Mór at Celtic Connections – this is not to be missed! But don’t take our word for it check this out:
New on the scene Lemon Drink have managed to rack up support slots with Double A-Side favourites Lazy Day and Our Girl. Definitely ones to keep an eye on…
As always there will also be the (now infamous) Double A-Side raffle with all the proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) AND there will be cake and party hats. What are you waiting for, tickets are on sale now:
Hello, happy new year folks (should we still be saying that? Ah well). We’re very thrilled to announce our first release of 2019, and what a treat it is! Without further ado proudly presenting:
Play It Like a Woman
This album comes in the form of a compilation and is focussed on championing female talent from across or with a connection to Scotland. Appearing on the album we have:
Carla J. Easton
To mark International Women’s Day, Play It Like a Woman will be released on 8th of March and will be available in a form of a BEAUTIFUL purple-coloured LP as well as digitally. The digital version will also feature an extra track from Mona Soft. All the proceeds from the compilation will be going towards Glasgow & Clyde Rape Crisis!
We will be hosting an all-dayer album launch featuring acts from the album on March 9th at the Glad Cafe, the full details of which will be announced soon…
You can pre-order the LP here:
Grab advance tickets or treat yourself to a ticket & vinyl bundle here:
This project wouldn’t have been made possible without the help of the following:
So, while we’ve been a little quiet recently, it’s time for the first of a few announcements!
On November 23rd we are releasing a split 7″ single featuring our own Home Economics and the thoroughly excellent Life Model. That’s right boys and girls, Double A-Side Records are finally releasing a double a-side single! More details will follow but for now we’ll just say it’ll be on coloured vinyl and we are very excited at the prospect.
The reason we’re writing today is to talk about the single launch! Keep Saturday the 24th November free as we are having another Double A-Side Party!
That’s right, we’re back at The Old Hairdressers, not only with Life Model and Home Economics. Tongue Trap will be joining us too. Check out their tunes below:
Advance tickets and vinyl bundles are available now!