Friday, 30 November 2007


Word to your mothers.

Here is the juice:

JOSE VANDERS. Transactional Language. CD / Download.

Now her official T-shirts tell us that Jose Vanders Is Nang. Just how nang is Jose Vanders though? We’ll tell you. Very nang. So nang in fact that her debut mini-album is our nangest album of the week. Just what are we talking about? Jose Vanders that’s who! Oh… you’ve heard of her, you’re meaning what the ‘ell is all this nang shizzle that we’re chatting? Well let Puregroove be not only your guardian of new music but a guide to what the kids are muttering about behind your back. Nang means bad and bad means good, so what we’re clumsily saying is that Jose Vanders is ace! A real star in the making, we’ve already shipped boxes of these all over the world – it’s clear that people around the globe are sensing a future superstar! Album of the week!


This jose video below, that WE made yeah, ALSO acts as an album sampler. Are we clever?

. We Know All About You. Limited 7"

Single of the week goes to the scary sounding Ebony Bones. And the music is equally ominous – we’re calling it voodoo pop. We Know All About You could well become the theme music to Britain, what us being in a civil liberty-smashing CCTV culture (ooh ooh bit of political satire….) and for all we know it might be about that. Tricky to find out for sure as we’re too busy dancing around the shop high-fiving each other about just how freekin’ funky this record is. A splash of Basement Jaxx, a dash of ESG, a smidgeon of Nina Simone and a whipping of DFA magic – all stirred together and turned into 7 inches of pure evil pop joy. One of our fave singles of the year for sure.


Ebony Bones on the brilliant Liveroom TV:

HOLY HAIL. Big Guns – Limited to 100 12" vinyl!

Holy Hail Batman! What the hell is it this time Robin? Well Batman, I was just looking on Puregroove’s website and I found these two awesome releases by New York hot stuff Holy Hail! Well add it to your cart then cos we need something to bump in the Batmobile to seduce hot Batgirls! Pow! Now this conversation might or might not have happened but what definitely happened is that a 7” arrived from the wonderful Adventures Close To Home label, and that another 12” arrived from America. Amazing that a record can swim so far but heck, it wanted to be in Puregroove! Fab and mega groovy dancefloor alt-guitar doesn’t come any better.



THAT FUCKING TANK. Limited 7" picture disk with DVD!

Now we’re f@#king massive fans of swearing; it’s big, it’s clever and it means we can still chat to the kids, seeing as most little scrotes are experts in it by the age of four. Hold on, we’ve just endorsed swearing and then took a swipe at the entire of youth for using cursive language. Maybe we’re onto something here in terms of solving social problems.
Anyway, That Fu@@ing Tank are a band that like noise as much as expletives and their new record contains enough sonic power to finish off an injured animal. But not only is the record fab, it’s probably the coolest picture disc we’ve seen this month. Plus, you get a DVD of extra footage from their European tour. Which makes you the luckiest sod in town and your neighbour the unluckiest.

DVD trailer:

(its not as scary/sexual as that still clip looks.)


Bearsuit - Foxy Boxer, Middleman - Good To Be Back, Royworld – Elasticity, Bridge Gang - London Sky Tonight/Sarah’s Brother, I Blame Coco - I Blame Coco, Love Ends Disaster – Suzanne, Stuffy / The Fuses - Metal Queen Theme, Miranda Lee Richards – Lifeboat, The New Royal Family - Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive?, Big Face - I Wanna Be A Style Crusader, Kid Harpoon - First EP – CD, Todosantos - Acid Girlzz EP - Plus Free 3D Glasses And DVD, Various - Ze Records Xmas Reloaded 2004.


unfortunately I WAS A CUB SCOUT have had to postpone their gig - hopefully we'll have them in early 2008 for their album.

all free entry - come on down! There is going to be an extra special free gift for all Puregroove customers featuring the bands too! More soon!

Next week we'll be revealing the PURE GROOVE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR! and keep an eye out for other very special news and stuff.

Until then: spin some records, and download your face off. x

Come get involved: - myspace - facebook - youtube channel

Friday, 23 November 2007

Pure Groove Blogitorial 1

YO! This is our 1st Mailout/Blog/news/editorial. Lets call it a BLOGATORIAL, shall we? All release info/ audio clips / videos and dirt dishing you will find within these pages. Read on.

THOMAS TANTRUM. Shake It Shake It. 7" / download.

Single of the week! Thomas Tantrum’s 2nd single has taken almost a year to materialise but we’re not going to sulk. Especially when it’s as joyous a winter ditty as Shake It Shake It is. Singer Megan has one of those voices that sticks out like a bodypopping nun on the morning bus, although thankfully it’s much more soothing and much less distressing than said breakdancing member of the cloth might be. A masterfully controlled blues voice caressing one of the best indie-pop ditties of the year, and it works a treat.



There is no video for the new Thomas Tantrum single. So instead here is a video of a kid called Thomas, who is having a Tantrum-

EMMY THE GREAT. Gabriel. 7" / download

Oh how we love Emmy. Back with her third single, Gabriel is as hauntingly beautiful as Miss The Great’s previous work. In a world where singer-songwriters are as plentiful as milk and honey, it takes something special to stand out as more than just a bod with a guitar strapped to their chest and a chain of bad relationships to whinge about. And Emmy is one of a small handful of such souls who genuinely give you the tingles when you hear their songs.


The mp3 comes with a free live track!

She’s coming in the shop at Christmas to play some of her hits as well as a festive number or two. Monday 17th December for that show (Kid Harpoon is joining us too!), while RIGHT NOW is when you can order the single. To whet your appetite, check this footage of her instore show from a few months back. This makes us pretty special right? This song is Easter Parade-

Emmy The Great myspace.


IPSO FACTO. Harmonise. 7" only.

They played the VICE 5th birthday party last night to rapturous acclaim – a massively packed audience (all chasing the free beer but no doubt pleased to hear such an impressive show from a new band) screaming out for the Horrors’ new besssie fwends. Who we chatting ‘bout? Ipso Facto that’s who. You might not know who they are yet but it won’t be long before you’re chiselling your barnet into a similarly unique shape. For this lot look as good as they sound – you can see why the Strange House fellas love em’ so much.

Ipso Facto. Harmonise video-

Ipso Facto myspace.

Munch Munch. Wedding EP. Download.

Another brand new addition to Pure Groove Digital is the amazing Wedding EP by the amazing Munch Munch. Recently featured on the David Shrigley Comp on Tomlab, this band could change the way you see the world. Trip-out to thier new tracks at our myspace.and you can download the tracks NOW.

Munch Munch noise room video:


Filthy Dukes are familiar names to anyone that likes a drink and a boogie in London (which is quite a few folk) having run numerous clubnights around the capital. The Barfly, Fabric, Lock Tavern – all rooms that have been ripped to shreds by the tag-team’s deadly DJ mixes. A few remixes followed, most notably their legendary Rakes rework and now the pair (now in fact a trio since joined by production whiz kid Mark Ralph) are about to unveil their first body of work under their own name. Debut single This Rhythm is a corking nu-romo electronic groover that features the vox of one Samuel Dust from Late Of The Pier. Can’t wait to hear the album, and we’re predicting that they’ll soon be global megastars jetting all over the globe sipping champagne and hanging out with Kanye. But they’ll still have time to pop into their fave local record shop. Which is Puregroove!

Also out…

Dead Kids - Fear And Fluoride, The Broken Hearts - Black Cat / Blanco, Good Shoes - Small Town Girl (Two Discs), Friends Of The Bride - So You Think You Can Dance?, The Steps Yelle - A Cause Des Garcons, Champion Kickboxer – Candlepower, The Xcerts - Just Go Home, Napoleon IIIrd - In Debt To - Signed Copies, I Blame Coco - I Blame Coco. <---- this is a big seller, & limited so SNOOZE & YOU LOOZE!

In early next week… Ebony Bones – We Know All About You, Chemical Brothers – Battlescars (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Mix), Klaxons - As Above So Below (Justice Mix/French Version), Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Limited Repress), Foals - Balloons,Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man - Motherhood / Fatherhood, Kotki Dwa - Robin's Clogs, Adam Kesher - Happy Vandals EP, Various - Public Service Broadcast 9 (feat Holy Fuck / Tiger Force etc.)


One more video? Jose Vanders live here and at In The City Manchester. LOADS more footage coming soon.

We got LOTS of exclusive videos.Tune in and dont touch that dial.

So Yeah! Come speak to us, come get involved. For the love of God please buy some records! Love you!

Friday, 16 November 2007

we're having a spree!

..well a launch party actually.
No only is it the official launch of Lost In Paris (Pure Groove's latest, and probably best, label) but we're going to celebrate the release of the floor-destroying remixes of 'Tree Freind Tree Foe' by Bolt Action Five.
Featuring mixes by Kissey Sellout, Frank Musik, Hadouken, Run Hide Survive and Dan Le Sac - you can get the 12" here.

Here's the flyer!
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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Hello! This is the first Pure Groove blog posting.

Here you will find all your favourite members of the Pure Groove team (Posh Groove, Scary Groove ect) posting up cool and crazy funk all over the place.

For now, get your eye around our exclusive Pure Groove videos.


Alright innit?

We have The Royal We's only ever instore and In The City super-montage coming soon...