Late Of The Pier
Fantasy Black Channel
(10 Year Anniversary Edition)
Standard LP £20.99
Lenticular Sleeve LP £45.99
The LPX version is a lenticular sleeve edition and is limited to 500 units worldwide. Both formats contain a digital bonus of rare demos and oddities.
A1. Hot Tent Blues
A3. Space and the Woods
A4. The Bears Are Coming
A5. Random Firl
B1. White Snake
B4. The Enemy Are The Future
B5. Mad Dogs and Englishmen
B6. Bathroom Gurgle
B7. No Time
Digital bonus of rare demos and oddities.
1. Broken Fairy Lights (Zarcorp Demo 2006)
2. Heartbeat Flicker Line (2007 Newcastle Demo)
3. Random Firl (Refill Men Twist Demo 2005)
4. Focker (Radio 1 Live 2009)
5. The Bears Are Coming (Zarcorp Demo 2006)
6. Space And The Woods (Zarcorp Demo 2006)
Late Of The Pier announce a special 10th anniversary edition of their cult debut album ‘Fantasy Black Channel’, produced by Erol Alkan and released in 2008 to great acclaim. Fittingly, the reissue will be released on a limited lenticular edition of 500, alongside a standard edition both with heavyweight vinyl. Both reissues are accompanied by a digital companion album of unreleased demos and outtakes from the album recording sessions – set for release through Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label, landing in stores on 18th January 2019.
LOTP (Sam Eastgate, Andrew Faley, Ross Dawson and Sam Potter) were a band of inter-dimensional musicians who landed in the late noughts, whose wild journey took them from the quiet North West Leicestershire countryside to the stages of Coachella, Tokyo and beyond, touring with the likes of Soulwax and Justice. Their music was a mutant take on pop that described the chaos of being a teenager by looking forwards and back-wards over and over again until the present moment started to make sense. Following the release of Fantasy Black Channel they put out singles ‘Blueberry’ and ‘Best In The Class’ in 2010, picking up fans from Mike Skinner to Dave Grohl along the way. Talking in a 2014 interview, Grohl exclaimed, “They blew my fucking mind. They’re called Late of the Pier. They made one record and disappeared. […] They use crazy computers and then they rock and it sounds like dubstep for one minute, then it’s a crazy prog thing, and it’s like, ‘Wow’.”