TALL BLACK GUY PLAYS LONDON

November 19, 2013

Tall Black Guy plays a rare live show next weekend, lining up alongside some heavyweight hip hop talent for the ever-excellent Doctor’s Orders. Afrika Bambaataa, Black Milk (creator of one of the best hip hop albums of 2013), scratch legend Rob Swift and London’s own Skillit as well as TDO’s dope residents are joining TBG [...]

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ROSS MCHENRY VINYL NOW SHIPPING!

November 7, 2013

Greetings from a frosty FWHQ! As the wind batters our corner of SE London, we’re delighted to announce that we’re now shipping the brand new Ross McHenry LP. Available exclusively through our shop this week (it’ll be in your favourite record shop next week), you can listen to the album in full right here. You can also buy [...]

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BOILER ROOM SHOW ARCHIVE, RADIO & MORE…

November 7, 2013

Last month’s Boiler Room FW takeover is now up on BRTV’s archive. You can check out Souleance, Yosi Horikawa,Comfort Fit and DJ Gilla by visiting their website right here. Enjoy! There’s a new Excursions Radio Show up on our mixcloud page, this time celebrating the city that birthed FW – Leeds. You can check it [...]

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NEW LONDON EVENT: ANDREW ASHONG, MO KOLOURS + ESSA & MR THING

October 31, 2013

We’re delighted to announce our first event South of the river at the newly refurbished Prince of Wales (formerly known as Brixton Clubhouse / Dex). We’ve put together a very special line-up for our first night at the venue, headlined by Andrew Ashong. Hailing from Forest Hill by way of Ghana, he has been titled [...]

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COMFORT FIT SPECIAL EDITION

October 31, 2013

A couple of months ago we released Comfort Fit’s FW debut, the genre-busting ‘Worlds Falling Apart’. Since then we’ve spent a long time discussing how best to release a physical version of the album – we wracked our brains to find something a little different. What we came up with is a definitively unique release…. [...]

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SOULEANCE & ROSS MCHENRY PRE-ORDERS

October 24, 2013

As summer well and truly fades from the memory, we can get on with the business of letting you know about our autumn releases for 2013. As mentioned in previous weeks, the new Souleance EP is now available to pre-order through our shop. You can get that order in right here, have a listen to the [...]

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NEW SIGNING: INTRODUCING ROSS MCHENRY

September 26, 2013

We’re very excited to announce a new signing to First Word in the shape of the incredibly talented Ross McHenry. We were introduced to Ross through kidkanevil who met him at Red Bull Music Academy a few years back – we’ve been fans of his work with afro-jazz ensemble The Shaolin Afronauts for a while [...]

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First Word X Boiler Room

September 12, 2013

Hello! As summer fades and the rain fall steadily here at FW towers, our spirits are raised by FW’s debut appearance on Boiler Room. Without doubt the world’s leading underground music show, we’re delighted to be bringing 3 acts from the label to take part in an afternoon session at their London studios next Thursday (19th Sept). [...]

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The Loft (Bedroom Bar) with Comfort Fit, DJ Soulist & Gilla

September 10, 2013

We’re back from another session at Bedroom Bar with recent First Word signing Comfort Fit. His debut album Worlds Falling Apart was released earlier this year to huge acclaim. Check comfortfit.bandcamp.com for a taster. His live shows have to be seen to be believed – check here for a recent live set. On the turntables for [...]

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First Word Sale & Riot Jazz Album

August 15, 2013

We’re delighted to announce our annual Summer Sale is now up over at our shop. We’ve put the entire back catalogue (almost!) on sale, with bargains to be found on CDs, Vinyl and downloads. We’ve got 7″ singles starting at only £2 with albums (Vinyl and CD) starting at only £5 and digital albums for [...]

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