Oct 16, 2023
Your Grandad's Got Some Hot Wax
Your Grandad wriggles with anticipation, bringing news of their debut self-titled album, Your Grandad [SS121]. Fake news might be rife in this world, but we can guarantee that the LP will be released digitally and on hot wax via Safe Sounds on November 1st!
The most exciting release from Your Grandad yet, you'll hear all three members — Cam, William and Max — singing and playing their goofy hearts out, with songs crazier and more accomplished than anything you've ever heard from them before.
In the meantime, check out the artwork from incredible local artist Mitch Lohmeier ~
1. Your Grandad
2. Juice Opinion
3. Volcano Man
7. Fake News
8. Qualified Certified
We can't wait for this release. Hold it in your hands November 1st.
Jun 08, 2022
Bill Cutbill AMAZONAS LPs Ready To Ship
We'd just like to take a moment to thank everyone who made it out to the AMAZONAS LP release party at The Cameron House last week. Wow. It was a really special night of celebration, made possible by all the people involved including those who attended.
Our very own Provincial Parcs brought the stage to life with his incredible analogue visuals. If you've not checked it out already, listen to his debut jazz album, Scenic Equilibrium which we released last year!
Shout out to Idious Carrie, whose beautiful haunting melodies spun us right round. You can check out the most recent single here. Kiss Kali Die Die's solo performance also sent shockwaves through the atmosphere - how incredible to see such incredible performers lay it all on the line in such an intimate space.
Finally, Bill Cutbill and the Schmoozy Lighters brought the Amazon rainforest to Toronto for an hour or so, and from the feedback we've had people came away feeling something profound ~ "rise, shine, look around!"
And with that, AMAZONAS is now available on vinyl. Thanks to everyone who grabbed a record. If you didn't no fret, you can order it direct with us by messaging on Instagram @safesoundscollective for free delivery in Toronto or via bandcamp for international and Canada-wide postage. We also have a limited number of copies shipping from the UK (£20 all in), so again, get in touch with us or Bill directly to secure your copy.
This is the first ever commercial vinyl release on Safe Sounds! Don't worry, it just marks the beginning and we've got some very exciting release announcements to make in the next few weeks.
Thu 02 June 2022
Bill Cutbill's AMAZONAS Vinyl Release Party
We're delighted to be announcing the first 'Safe Sounds Presents' of the year...
AMAZONAS Vinyl Release Party
Bill Cutbill & the Schmoozy Lighters
with support from Kiss Kali Die Die (of Bad Waitress) and Idious Carrie (of Kali Horse)
Thursday June 2nd @ The Cameron House
Every advance ticket purchased comes with 1 entry to win a test pressing of AMAZONAS with a hand painted sleeve! It's a low capacity show so secure your seat and be in with a chance to win!
To celebrate the vinyl release of Bill Cutbill's debut LP, AMAZONAS, Safe Sounds has curated a very special event...
The show will open with a performance from Safe Sounds' Idious Carrie (lead singer of psychedelic rock masters, Kali Horse) followed by an acoustic set from the enigmatic Kiss Kali Die Die (lead singer of the acclaimed punk band, Bad Waitress).
Bill Cutbill will then transport you to the Amazon rainforests of Brazil for a very special one-off performance of AMAZONAS in full, featuring the recorded sounds of the jungle alongside compositions for guitar, synth and piano. Featuring the poetry and stories from his month long stay in South America alongside backing band, the Schmoozy Lighters (Desiree Das Gupta, Quentin Mitchell).
Oct 14, 2021
Bohinen DJ Set Tonight @Houndstooth
Bohinen — the DJ project of Bill Cutbill — will be spinning vinyl at Houndstooth in Toronto (College + Ossington) tonight, Thursday 14th October from 10pm-2pm.
Come down for an all vinyl mix of house, techno and weirdness, spotlighting some favourites from the local Toronto scene.
Photograph by Liam Cosby
May 14, 2021
All The Bleeps Techno Vinyl Box Set // World News Black Cat
Today has arrived and marks the release of the All The Bleeps 4xLP techno box set. We're even more excited now than we were when we found out that World News' Black Cat had been selected to close the compilation. Other worldly indeed.
The box set marks the 500th episode of Bleep Radio, or Bleep 500, which is the brain child of Trevor Wilkes (AKA Fun in the Murky). Kudos to Trevor for supporting the thriving local scenes here with such verve and passion to make it to 500 shows. Our hats are well and truly dipped to you, great sir.
So what about this ruddy box set then?! Well it features tracks from techno wizards such as Sane, Jerome Hill, Neil Landstrum, Joe Farr and many more. To have Black Cat find a home amongst this crowd of names is, to put it lightly, fucking awesome.
But what can you expect when you drop your trusty record player needle? Let's just say you had better be wearing your dancing shoes — and make sure you bring a spare pair of insoles — because when the beat drops it's relentless. Listen on SoundCloud.
~ AN INFERNO OF TECHNO ~
Perhaps this is where World News belonged from the off? Perhaps this is a sign of things to come? Perhaps I should calm down and have a good cup of tea? Everyone should calm down with a good cup of tea.
Interested in purchasing one of these beauties for yourself? Why the hell wouldn't you... they're proper wicked fam! Various options to do just that can be found here.
Manifest my friends, and push the creative envelope wherever you can.