We will have a stall at Grrrl Zine Fair at The Shacklewell Arms this Saturday, 10th September from 3-7pm.
Come and grab the latest issue of The Juice with the added bonus of avoiding shipping fees and hanging out with us + a bunch of other great DIY intersectional feminist, queer & punk publishers and zine makers.
South East London based sampling-producer Roats Miguel thrives in a duality of concepts. While his music brings to life an apocalyptic world in desperate need of a messiah, its sonic foundations are found in samples of his childhood memories, chopped and rearranged into collage-like beats - a sort of personal and reminiscent sonic playground.
Fascinated by sci-fi and armed with multi-instrumental skills, he created a 5 track debut EP that combines electronica with futuristic beat music, boasting Miguel’s singular compositional vision. Think LA Beat, think future garage, think outside the box.
EP will be out this September. Original cover artwork by Colombo Emeralds. Hear the opener track "He Has Returned" here.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: As you should know by now, we're really into our physical and DIY creations, so we decided to pair this new musical release with a Comic Book. Yeap, that's right. A comic book that further develops the concept of the release, showcases Miguel’s rich inner-world and sets the foundations for his mystic live performance. Roats co-wrote the story, Riça - from The JUICE Fanzine #02 cover fame - did all the illustration, and we're doing a release event to bring all of this to life.
Roats Miguel will be performing the EP in its entirety in his home turf, in Peckham's Rye Wax, a cosy venue that also has comic books and records for sale. Perfect match, right? This all will happen on September the 28th, and it's FREE ENTRY. More info on the event here.
You can pre-order everything here. Be aware that by buying the comic you get a download code for the music release.
For all of you who couldn't make it and those who want to rehash some memories, here's a little taste of what went down last Thursday at the Sebright Arms in Hackney, London.
Roats Miguel set the mood and tested the limits of the P.A system, Los Padres followed and brought a few special guests to help them make the night memorable. Riffs, crazy drum loops, a lot of weird singing and knob turning. Headbanging was a constant.
The night was a success and we only have y'all to thank. It was truly heart-warming to have such a good turnout of people on a rainy Thursday just before a big holiday weekend with a tube strike on top. Your support and love is what motivates us and the artists to keep on sharing special moments like this with you.
Here's a live video of the boys playing "Kenny G":
As you should know by now, we take our DIY ethics seriously. So when it came down to do the paintwork on Juicy's brand new 10th release, we got down and dirty with the band themselves. And now you can see the results on the picture gallery above.
With handwritten side A/B and colourful ink splatters and drips, no two tapes look the same. You can pre-order yours here, and if you're in London on the 24th of March you can buy advance tickets for our Album Release Concert here, which for now still secure you a limited red tape (not pictured).
Experimental rock with an Italian flavour being released on a label with Portuguese roots. Common denominator: London.
Los Padres self-titled debut album is out 21st of March: 100 cassette tapes, 20 in red for pre-orders. Mp3 download code is included. Listen to the full stream of the album here. Pre-order the tape here.
We're also doing a release party gig on the 24th of March, at The Sebright Arms. Support by Roats Miguel. Entry is £4 at the door or £7 including the tape. You can get advance tickets here - if you want to collect the tape on the day with no shipping costs (and with a friendly discount) select the "TICKET + TAPE" option.
Been a while since we last talked about new bands and records. Fanzine and other projects aside, we're still a record label and we still want to support talent we believe in, so it's always thrilling when we find artists on bandcamp creating music we actually want to release.
Meet Los Padres:
These guys pack a lot of energy for a duo. Hailing from Northwest London, Alessandro and Alberto carve out their sound with experimentation, balancing out raw guitars and hypnotising drums with modulated vocals and unexpected melodies.
We're releasing their S/T debut album in cassette tape, with a revamped artwork and mp3 download included. 100 tapes, 2 colours (limited one for pre-orders).
The record is streaming in full over their bandcamp. This means you can listen to the whole thing RIGHT NOW, just click here. Follow them on Instagram and give the boys a like on Facebook if you fancy their music.
We're stoked to announce that we now have issue #03 of The JUICE Fanzine available in two spots in London:
Charlotte Street News, next to Goodge Street Station. They stock pretty much every relevant magazine on Earth and are our go-to place to check out new publications whenever we're around. They have a very organized webstore.
ICA Bookshop, right next to Trafalgar Square. The Institute of Contemporary Arts is a reference for us (76's Prostitution exhibition - know your punk history) so it's really cool of them to agree to stock our zine in their Bookshop.
So if you live in London and online shopping is not really your thing, now you have 2 places right in Central London. We're working on having more stockists, hopefully in other parts of Europe too, maybe other continents too. If you know any local store supportive of DIY culture and small press in your area, get in touch.
Friday the 20th of November 2015 was a memorable day for us. It was our first ever event in London, our biggest one to date, to celebrate our new fanzine, the third issue of a project which has gained a life of its own, even redirecting part of the energy of Juicy towards publishing, a thing we would never have considered five years ago.
Our THE JUICE #03 Release Party exceeded our best expectations. More than the attendance numbers being overwhelmingly positive or the fact that we already sold a good chunk of stock, what made the difference was the positivity, the smiles, the conversations, the many familiar faces and the new faces that came to meet us and our fanzine for the first time.
On Friday we truly felt that the hard work paid off and that we managed to bring something important to life together with a big group of like-minded people that still care about DIY and self-expression. Thank you for sharing your time with us, means the world.
And none of this would be possible without a few people that need to be highlighted because of their direct contribute:
Fúria, for the painting, the prints, and the overall support.
Mike, for agreeing to be part of this very last minute, the photos and even the ice.
Joana, for coming all the way from Liverpool to peel and cut veggies.
Laura, for helping with the car and being the nicest person.
Elena for arranging things with FA and delivering the playlist on time.
Jimmy for the video and being crazy enough to do it.
Lukasz, the hummus god and provider of unexpected but most appreciated catering.
Fábio & Emilia for the record, hooking us up with Lukasz and the brownies.
Lisa, for being patient about the interview and doing the photo-reporting of the night.
Anete, for the prints and the laptop.
Manu, for the go-pro we didn't use (lol), and for turning up too late but with a genuine intent.
Deborah and Stokey's Food Assembly for the wonderful fruit and veggies.
Ken and Doomed Gallery.
Ieva, for everything basically. Without her this event would not have been a success.
As usual, took us a while to put it together, but it's finally here.
On this new issue we want to shake things up a bit and start some debates, so expect thought-provoking articles focusing on gender identity, featuring writing on the resurgence of the Riot Grrrl movement and the LGBT groups within punk-hardcore. But we're still keeping some travelling adventure to feed your wanderlust, world music exploration and plenty of graphic art and vegan cooking to delight your eyes.
We talk about being gay in the punk-hardcore community and the challenges that feminism faces from a riot grrrls point of view. We go to Nepal to trek the Himalayas, to Cape Verde to track down the influences that originate some of the most prolific roots music circulating around Europe, while also going back to another island: Iceland, a love affair from our previous issue that we now get to expose in its full glory via pictures from a summer round trip. We leave space for opinion and creative writing about how to see past the walls of routine and time constrains, while also questioning the behind-the-scenes of the so called "independent music".
Keeping music in the limelight, we interview bands like Iron, Swain and Karma Sheen, give you some playlist recommendations and ideas on how to turn serious tunes into a reason to get friends together around...a couch?
There's also art with Ash Santos from Vigo, Spain, showcasing his work and an in-depth interview with Fúria ACK, an up and coming street artist and illustrator who has been taking over East London's walls and slowly breaking through the world of art galleries and commissioned work.
And yes, of course there's a release party.
Come and hangout with us on the release event on Friday the 20th of November from 6pm at the Doomed Gallery in Dalston. See a live painting performance by Fúria, a photo and illustration exhibition from artists also featured in the zine, video projections, music, free fruit juice and vegan treats (provided by the lovely people from the Stoke Newington Food Assembly) and of course it’s your chance to get your hands on a fresh copy of The Juice #03!
Pre-order the Fanzine here - there's an option to collect at the party free of charge.
After years of collaboration and the recent success at the European HC Pool Party 2015, we're really excited to announce a full-on partnership with Infected Records, who are going to carry out our Distro and handle our Portuguese shipping from now on.
This is good news if you happen to live in Portugal or anywhere in Europe, as shipping will be slightly cheaper. For anyone in the UK, prices are pretty much the same with currency exchange, but still keep in mind we have stock in London, both Juicy releases and some of the most recent additions to the Distro.
This also means that if you're interested in stuff from both labels, you can now email Infected (or us) and ask for a combined order, again saving on shipping.
Our undying love and endless thank you to João at Infected's HQ for helping us out.
Some of the best European hardcore bands, good summer weather and a pool? Who can say no to that?
Our friends at European Hardcore Pool Party invited us to have a little stall space in this year's edition. If you're gonna be around for the massive party this weekend, make sure to check out our Distro box with most of the stuff we have listed online alongside Juicy's own releases. We'll be within the Infected Records stall, as João - who's an absolute legend, by the way; massive thank you to him - is gonna be handling things for us.