“A Love from Outer Yorkshire” David Holmes

Local creatives, international musicians, artists, DJs, friends and family of The Golden Lion pub and music venue in Todmorden all came together to help Waka (Richard Walker) & Gig Matthanee – the landlords/promoters, raise money to help the venue’s future by launching a specialist record label vinyl series. There’s a new double A side vinyl just out called A Love from Outer Yorkshire, so you can help out the music venue while giving your ears a treat.

Golden Lion Sounds from Todmorden have a new release just out: Jarvis Cocker who has performed at Golden Lion contributed his cover of The Fall’s New Big Prinz capturing the post-punk spirit of the original with an added psychedelic feel.

South London’s Meatraffle dubbed ‘the best band in the country right now’ by Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family, donated a song that begins with a trumpet motif from Bandiera Rossa the Italian communist anthem love song. The collective are singing about the state of the environment, government and pandemic. The band are booked to play live at Golden Lion venue on 21st August, get your tickets here.  

The AA side of this limited edition bumper record features David Holmes who’s DJ-ed there twice, produced a 7 minute 30 second electronic monumental stomper, Love is a Mystery with vocals from Raven Violet of The Unloved (Killing Eve). Holmes said, of the special record A Love from Outer Yorkshire – it’s a nod to our friend the late Andrew Weatherall and his cult night ALFOS with comrade Sean Johnston.

The last track is from Todmorden’s youngest stars; Cai (9) & Dylan Carney (6) who penned Tango Fish a song about nine goldfish that once lived in a fish tank at The Golden Lion. During lockdown, seven of the fish sadly passed away, the 2 survivors were saved by staff member Nicky General’s children, who re-homed them, and penned the lyrics about the beloved goldfish Tango and Bob, accompanied by their mum Gem on guitar.


Limited edition 10″ available now from here:

Main photo © Richard Fowler

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