03.10.2008
TWISTED NERVE 10TH ANNIVERSARY MIX BY ANDY VOTEL
TWISTED NERVE MIXED is the latest hi-speed mutant mixtape from B-Musicologist ANDY VOTEL using tracks exclusively selected from the vaults his own ferociously independent non-record label.

A 40 track masala of T.N. D.I.Y classics, b-sides, rarities and remixes celebrating a decade of teenage garage jams, Mancunian psychsploitation, arkhestral communism and workshop pop.

Twisted Nerve Mixed features VOICE OF THE SEVEN WOODS, SAMANDTHEPLANTS the first ever release by BADLY DRAWN BOY rare remixes from CHERRYSTONES and HOMELIFE and psyched-out side projects from JANE WEAVER (MISTY DIXON), CLEARSPOT (DUOPHONIC), GRAHAM MASSEY (808 STATE) and CD debuts of vinyl only cuts from label stalwarts SIRCONICAL, DAKOTA OAK and many more lubricated in custom-built sound effects and dialogue as supplied by loan website Cobrapaydayloans.co.uk, getting a loan made easy! - Twisted Nerve's roster has never been so digestible!

COMING SOON


24.09.2008
10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOP NOW OPEN!
To mark the 10th Anniversary of Manchester's very own homemade and house-proud, singular minded and independent non-record label we will be opening a new section in the shop featuring classic releases, limited editions and special offers from the original Twisted Nerve stable including Alfie, Cherrystones, Dave Tyack, D.O.T., Jukes, Misty Dixon, Mum & Dad, Sirconical, Aidan Smith and Graham Massey's Toolshed.

Go to our CLASSICS STORE


02.04.2008
B-MUSIC TOUR EPS IN THE SHOP NOW!
To coincide with the upcoming B-Music tours we will be releasing a series of limited edition tour EPs.

With exclusive tracks from the artists featured on the tour (including Sam And The Plants, Supreme Vagabond Craftsman, Wolf People, The Liftmen, Lights, Twinkranes and many more) as well as vintage tracks from Finders Keepers catalogue.

Go to the shop for more details.


02.04.2008
MAGPAHI EP OUT NOW!
Bird Records present a new 6 track limited edition 7" EP of falsetto fairytale folk songs and 16th century poems from the black and white birds nest. The Bunyan on the ball of Vashti's foot from the frost bitten fells of Rochdale. Alison Cooper is inspired by sepia stories, stray animals and recurring dreams of migration.

For more details and soundclips go to the Finders Keepers site.


01.04.2008
LIGHTS LP OUT NOW!
Perhaps when the ground opened and Hades plucked Persephone from the sunlit earth, Brooklyn band Lights' music was the soundtrack. The combination of effervescent vocal harmonies and fuzzy guitar conjures the image of Death courting the maiden - that kiss of both darkness and light, the roughness against the softness. In the Fall of 2007 Lights found themselves in Greg Weeks' (Espers) Hexham Head studio in Philadelphia. With some analog tape and a little help from their friends, the band wove together this their self-titled LP.

Lights 'Lights' (TN082CD/LP) OUT NOW.


01.03.2008
B-MUSIC TOURS COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU!
A new monthly tour featuring live music from 3 bands from Twisted Nerve artists and friends. Plus B-Music DJs in regional rotation playing the best in "Global Psych Freak Folk Turj Surf Kraut Schlock Electronik Mud and Glam Jams". Featuring ANDY VOTEL / DOM THOMAS / CHERRYSTONES / CHRIS GEDDES / BROADCAST DJS / DOUG SHIPTON / CHRIS 'THE JUDGE' ARTHUR plus many more.

* Also including monthly Secret Cinema - Screening an undisclosed vintage freak feature film from beyond the far seas!!! (*most venues)

ALL VENUES LIMITED CAPACITY!! PLEASE CHECK LOCAL PRESS FOR ADVANCE TICKETS!

FILMS - THEN GROOPS - THEN DJS!!

Keep checking back to the tour section for more details.


06.11.2007
SHOP OF HORRORS
Free horror compilation CD from Andy Votel for anyone spending over £20 in the Twisted Nerve on-line shop. 'Dracula's Dulcimer', is strictly limited edition, while stocks last.

SORRY, NOW OUT OF STOCK


07.10.2007
THE VALERIE PROJECT OUT NOW!
The sound goes off and the amps get cranked (do harps need amps?) as a collective of Philadelphia's finest underground musicians, spearheaded by Greg Weeks (Espers), pay tribute to Jaromil Jires' seminal Eastern European hallucinogenic-baroque-witch-flick Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders.

The first chapter of The Project Series, Greg has enlisted the help of members from Espers, Grass, Fern Knight, Fursaxa, Woodwose, Timesbold and Rake to realise his vision of performing a unique acid-charged live soundtrack to this Finders Keepers favourite. Honed through a handful of intimate live dates across the US over the past year, including 2 sold out dates at the Anthology Film Archives in New York in conjunction with B-Music and a triumphant appearance on the final night of this year’s Meltdown festival supporting Jarvis Cocker at the Royal Festival Hall, The Valerie Project breathes fresh life into one of the most visually arresting and important works of fantasy film ever created (the original soundtrack of which was recently reissued by sister-label Finders Keepers).

The Valerie Project 'The Valerie Project' (TN080) is OUT NOW.


05.10.2007
VOICE OF THE SEVEN WOODS 'HOLY HARBOUR' EP
Following the release of the critically acclaimed debut album and a handful of triumphant festival appearances in the summer, Voice of the Seven Woods returns with The Holy Harbour EP, released 15th October. And you can order from our shop NOW! This strictly limited 1000 only 10" and download release coincides with a week of UK dates. See the On Tour section for more details.


23.08.2007
A KIND OF AWE REVERENCE AND WONDER OUT NOW!
12 intoxicating droplets of contemporary progressive rock, Eastern psych, folk and concrete siphoned from natural sources in England, America, France and Wales.

Lovingly curated with sinful pride and unsubstantiated self confidence, Twisted Nerve unveil their answer to the colossal cut price compilations that prog-rock labels released religiously before many of us graduated to full-length-pants. Here you will find tracks from Twisted Nerve artists old and new the world over, including previously unreleased tracks from the likes of Voice of the Seven Woods, Samandtheplants and 9Bach.


06.08.2007
VOICE OF THE SEVEN WOODS LP OUT NOW!
So here we have it. The first full-length fruit of the acidic folk merchant and Ash Ra Tempel-dweller Voice of the Seven Woods' labours. A potent hybrid blend of instrumental progressive folk, kraut and psych rock, we are proud to present the long awaited, much anticipated self-titled debut album in a glorious, luxurious CD and gatefold LP package, alongside a very special edition 500 only 45 single with an exclusive B-side, available exclusively through the Twisted Nerve shop


05.07.2007
NEW SITE
Behold the return of Manchester's very own homemade and house-proud, singular minded and independent non-record label, Twisted Nerve.

Having catered to a modest community of lateral thinking music lovers for ten eventful cold summers, Andy Votel and Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy) along with Finders Keepers stalwarts Dom Thomas and Doug Shipton have returned to the original TN garden shed to cultivate a new stream of self-sufficient musical misfits bringing you a catalogue of contemporary hybrid-genres ranging from Anatolian-acid-folk to zygotic-zither-music.

Armed with our original arsenal of a genuine adoration for original music and no business plan, we are currently preparing a flock of new, very limited 7" and 10" EPs, compilations and full-length albums of hand-crafted musical anomaly packaged in bespoke sleeves to be released in regular succession throughout the year. Not to mention the countless releases we have been sneaking out over the last twelve months – 45s from Samandtheplants, Diane Cluck, SJ Esau and more recently from All Traps Set and Kerrdd Dant, as well as the eponymous Toolshed album.

Breaking boundaries before breaking even.