Category Archives: new releases

Our debut album is out now!

Our debut album, Nothing Isn’t Beautiful, is available for digital download now from our Bandcamp, as well as from iTunes, Amazon Music and all of those sort of places. The limited edition of CDs sold out immediately, but fear not! A second limited pressing (with slightly different artwork) is on its way, and will be available from Monday 3rd July.

You can also grab a copy from us at the end of June when we play in Leipzig (Fri 30th June) and Berlin (Sat 1st July). We don’t know any more about these gigs yet, but will announce full details when we do!

Our debut LP, “Nothing Isn’t Beautiful”, is out 19th May

We’re excited to say that our debut album is out on Friday 19th May, and we’ll be releasing it with a gig at London’s Betsey Trotwood that night. We’ll be joined by our friends Young Romance, Mondrian and Firestations; it’s going to be a great night! Tickets will be available on the door for £7, or you can click here to book in advance for just £5 (plus 57p booking fee).

The album will be available from our Bandcamp and all the usual download sites, we’ll also have a small number of hand-packaged CDs for sale, with screen-printed sleeves and illustrated lyric booklets.

If you can’t make it down to the gig, we’ll be keeping a few aside for mail order from our shop. You can pre-order now, and we’ll send them out on the 19th- you’ll get an immediate digital download when you order.

Tracks from the album have been getting some advance airplay and some nice praise from BBC 6Music DJs, including Gideon Coe and Jon Hillcock. As a sample of what’s to come, we’d like to offer you a free download of “The Café at Golders Green” for free and gratis.

A Christmas gift from us

It’s been a bit of a year. Today’s not the day to be retracing the specifics, but we’re sure we can’t be the only ones who can’t stop looking back just yet. Too much has happened.

While it’s been happening, the four of us have been writing, playing and trying to make sense of everything together. And we wanted you to hear some of what we’ve made, while it’s still fresh.

So here it is: Smiley, our Christmas present to you. We wrote it over the summer, first played it in Germany in August in front of our European friends, and recorded it in Ben’s bedroom at the start of this month, with the help of the wonderful Tom Hatfield. It feels like a reflection of how we’ve felt this past year – still raw and angry and confused – but it means a lot to us all. We hope it might mean something to you too.

Please listen, watch Seb’s video and, if you like it, please share.

Merry Christmas from Those Unfortunates



New single “Letter Writing Man” – out now

We’ve teamed up with Stereogram Recordings to release our new single, ‘Letter Writing Man’ which is out now on iTunes and directly from their music store.

It’s a two track download, together with ‘In the Book that I’m Reading’, both recorded with the excellent Mark Jasper, at the equally excellent Sound Savers in Homerton.

You can download it right now by clicking this link!

New EP- “Those Unfortunates We Are”

We’re proud to present our new four track EP- “Those Unfortunates We Are”, recorded and produced by Mark Jasper at Sound Savers.

Opening with our theme tune, described by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson as “…brilliant… perfect length and great energy with a feisty twinkle in the eye”, the EP also includes new versions of live favourites “A Short Haired Boy” and “Raymond’s Perfect World”, as well as brand new track “On the Beach near Blakeney”.

It’s available as very limited edition CD (50 copies only) from Bandcamp, in a hand printed sleeve, together with immediate high quality digital download, plus issue two of the zine “Like London Buses”; nineteen pages of words and images created by the band.

It’s also available to download only from all the usual places, including iTunes, and all the rest…

Those Unfortunates We Are…

…and we’ve got a new four track EP coming out this Friday.

You’ll hear new versions of a couple of live favourites, ‘A Short Haired Boy’ and ‘Raymond’s Perfect World’, and two completely new tracks- the title track and ‘On The Beach Near Blakeney’.

Click here to pre-order the limited edition CD, which comes in a hand-printed sleeve with a 19 page zine, immediate digital download and a free badge!


Three come along at once

You know what it’s like, you wait ages for an update and then…

So firstly, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be making our live radio debut on the deXter Bentley Hello GoodBye show on Resonance 104.4 FM.

We’re on air from midday on Saturday 14th November; if you don’t live in London, or you don’t have an old wireless set, you can tune in online at

Secondly, we’re very pleased to tell you that we’ll be playing at Big Pink Cake’s Christmas All-Dayer on Saturday 12th December, at the Betsey Trotwood, in Clerkenwell, in That London.

There’s a great line up, including The Felt Tips and Catenary Wires, tickets for the whole day-long shebang cost only £15, so you should absolutely, definitely be there. Tickets available HERE– there are only 47 left at time of writing so book now!

Thirdly, we’re just putting the finishing touches to our forthcoming EP, ‘Those Unfortunates We Are’, and it’ll be available with the next edition of our bandzine, ‘Like London Buses’. That’s a bit of the artwork at the top of this post. More details coming very soon…

And just in case you’ve forgotten, we’ll be appearing this Hallowe’en Night at Cigarette Burns Cinema’s monster all-nighter at Regent Street Cinema, performing our horrific cover versions of some Brit-horror tunes. Tickets are still available here, if you’re quick…