In the early days of Communion Records we were entirely focused on putting out 7” Singles and 10” EPs. Like most new labels, that was out of necessity (albums are expensive to make and release), but we also loved the immediacy of putting music out that reflected a moment in time – one great day in the studio, or one short productive burst of songwriting.
With the Communion Singles Club we hope to echo some of that magic, releasing brilliant songs by new artists who we think have something to say.
When you subscribe you will get limited edition 7” singles on vinyl from the most exciting up-and-coming artists Communion has to offer. Not only will you receive a brand new single every 3 months, you will also get each single at a discounted price and an exclusive print.
Last year’s singles featured south London alt-rock via 'Gillbanks’ ‘Childhood’,the piano led epic ‘Honest’ from Brighton’s Marthagunn, and finally Saint Sister’s beautiful ‘Tin Man’. But we started it all off with the utterly magnificent single ‘Boys That Sing’ from Viola Beach, who were tragically killed shortly after its release. ‘Boys That Sing’ proved to be their parting gift, and makes it sound all the more vital.
We’re thrilled to start 2017’s Communion Singles Club with Devon born classically trained cellist India Bourne AKA electronic artist Tender Central. ‘Lava’ features Matthew And The Atlas’ Matthew Hegarty and was co-written by Kideko. Renowned producer Jakwob is also a collaborator on the project. It marks the meshing of two worlds. One evolves with the Communion family, a network of artists supporting one another, collaborating and growing. Whilst Tender Central continues to embody that ethic, it is an atmosphere that has also pushed her on individually, not least in her decision to challenge herself by working with the likes of Kideko and Jakwob. Comparisons to the likes of Massive Attack and London Grammar may abound, but there is something peculiar and effortlessly rare in the production and vocal delivery here. Ethereal, awash with layers of vocal harmonies and driven by a powerful sense of rhythm, the confidence displayed by Tender Central is evident.Buy Individually