Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399

Italian Beach Babes Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

1-22 of 22 items.

Show page list »

GGreen
Gay 90's

You know times are hard when the flexi's start making an appearance. It's getting real expensive to produce 7”s nowadays so maybe it's the way to go. Either that or it's purely for novelty reasons...who knows. This flexi 7” on Italian Beach Babes features the talents of the gr...view item »

Vision Fortune
Vision Fortune EP

Not heard Vision Fortune before but they’ve got the approval of the increasing strange Italian Beach Babes label so I’m willing to give th...view item »
Tape (IBB020, £4.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Blueprint Blue
Undertoad

Got a lovely EP of Neil Young-ish Americana-rock business this week from those fabulous people at Italian Beach Babes. There are four song on here, all fairly long and slow, with lovely countryish vocal harmonies and lazily strummed guitars. I think they're from London so the twangy vocal affectations are in places a bit questionable but the s...view item »
12" (IBB31, £6.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Seeds Of Doubt
DCP EP

Here’s another tardy tape review on account of my recently-deceased cassette player. This one’s on the always-great Italian Beach Babes and it’s a band I haven’t heard before called Seeds of Doubt. They’ve got crunchy jangly rhythm guitars, along with a nice crisp lead that’s almost surfy sounding, all topped ...view item »
Tape (IBB030, £5.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Meddicine / Vision Fortune
Split

Here’s a split EP from the reliable Italian Beach Babes which pairs up analogue babe Meddicine with hypno-fuzzers Vision Fortune whose cassette debut so impressed us a few months ago. Apparently the Meddicine side showcases a warmer and mor...view item »
12" (IBB024, £10.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Novella
Mary's Gun

A funny old button of a record. The A side is a fuzzy piece of pop that despite a lot of huff and indeed puff refuses to execute its tune into my ears. I can here a bit of The Breeders, a bit of Throwing Muses ...view item »
7" (IBB026, £5.49) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Vision Fortune
Titanic Part II 'The Legend Goes On... (2000)'

There’s something about Vision Fortune that I find very difficult to review. I put their records on, I nod my head for what feels like a minute or two, and then they’re over and I haven’t written a thing. They make weird throbbing soundscapes out of muddy throbs, dub-echoed voices, queasy wa...view item »
LP (IB028, £9.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Sealings
Sealings

Forgive me if I get a little emotional during this review but I’ve just got a lovely card and cake from the guys as they found out it was my birthday...thanks everyone. I’m touched. I’m a pro though and I’ll review through the tears. This is a slab of goodness. We ...view item »
LP (IBB023, £10.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Female Band
Goodbye New York Forever

Somewhat confusingly, Female Band is in fact the solo project of Russian born Anastasia Vtorova, who makes spooky, hypnotic minimal pop songs with lots of empty space. It’s more brooding and lo-fi than the minimal synthpop stuff offered by the equally-bafflingly-monikered solo project ...view item »
Tape (IBB022, £4.49) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Novella
Novella

I don't know whats exciting me most, the thought of Italian Beach Babes, the record itself, or the fact that the first song is called 'Eat Yourself'. I'd be quite happy eating myself. Lose weight and save on shopping bills at the same time! Okay, this is nice noisy slightly all over the p...view item »
12" (£8.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Brown Brogues
Anyone But You

Purveyors of garagey excellence Italian Beach Babes have some flexis for us this week. Remember flexidiscs? They're kind of like vinyl records but they're floppy and don't sound as good...ideal for garage rock, surely! This one's from Wigan duo Brown Brogues who kick up a couple of right old ...view item »
7" (IBB017, £4.49) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Fear of Men
Ritual Confession/ Spirit House

This is a totally likeable single. Fear of Men play girl-fronted early '90s-style indie pop and it's beautifully realised. The production is lush but not showy and the singer's got a cracking voice. Their sound is kind of reminiscent of Throwing Muses, but with some slightly awkward melodies a la 12 Rods, and maybe a touch of Belle & Seb...view item »
7" (IBB012, £6.49) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Sealings
EP

Can't really tell you much about Sealings. A quick peek at the Italian Beach Babes site reveals that they have a 7" out on the label with a oddly glamorous looking little kid smoking in a swimming pool! I remember when everyone used to smoke. Now it's like a nostalgic sorta novelty thing to do. A...view item »
Tape (IBB011, £4.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Mazes / Eagulls
Split

...The most hotly anticipated musical meeting since Jagger and Bowie's “Dancing In The Street”, this 7” of shambolic tunesmithery comes courtesy of Mazes and Eagulls, who by all accounts are two bands making quite an unruly yet tuneful noise at the moment. This split sees ...view item »
7" (IBB015, £5.49) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Dirty Beaches
No Fun/ No Where Fast

7" (IBB010, £4.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Hounds Of Hate
Hounds of Hate

This lot make me think of Kate Bush which is always a good thing. I love thinking of Kate Bush. She's the friend I never had. The cover of this record is a load of wonky ole snakes which is quite eye-catching and it gives you an idea of the wonkyness within. This is a deep record. The sound is slow and heavy, there's samples everywhere (one...view item »

Dirty Beaches
Golden Desert Sun

Dirty Beaches is a one-man band who seems to have a bit of a crush on the lineage of dirty rockabilly hero types through the ages. His curled-lip delivery on the A-side is most reminiscent of Alan Vega while the ultra repetitive backing sounds a little like a Birthday Party loop ordained with a few blasts of noise here and there. I'm getting a b...view item »
7" (IBB006, £3.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Mazes
Mazes Mixtape

These guys are pretty swell. They write songs that remind me of Guided By Voices or The Go-Betweens. It's scratchy lo-fi that's is amazingly catchy and heartfelt. There are an awesome 30 songs on this tape, and every one of them is a sliver of light in a world of darkness that's populated by stubby bald men with type writers for eyes. There are ...view item »
Tape (IBB007, £4.49) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »


Pens, Male Bonding, Various
Violent And Obscene. A Tribute To GG Allin

Love him or loathe him (I expect most folks would lean towards the latter) GG Allin was certainly a “character” when it comes to punk rock icons. I mean anyone that wishes for a lawless no rules society and makes protest songs like ‘Legalize Murder’ (LOL) is a total nutjob to say the least. That ‘Hated’ Documentary is well worth watchin...view item »
7" (IBB002, £3.99) is now sold out, sorry.
Email me if it comes back into stock »