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Released 20/01/2013 8/4/2013
Cat number STAN020
Produced by Paul Cook & Julian Simmons
Written by Paul Cook

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Released 27/8/2012
Cat number STAN017
Produced by Paul Cook & Julian Simmons
Written by Paul Cook, published by Sony/ATV (UK) Ltd
Except Candlelight written by Cook/Simmons, published by Sony/ATV (UK) Ltd/Copyright Control

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Released 06/08/2012
Cat number STAN018
Written/Produced by Paul Cook & Julian Simmons
Except Candlelight written by Cook/Simmons, published by Sony/ATV (UK) Ltd/Copyright Control

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Released 03/06/2012
Cat number STAN018

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Produced and mixed by Julian Simmons & The Heart Strings except:

One Fish Sea  - Produced by The Heart Strings, Mixed by The Heart Strings & Dave Pemberton
On - Produced and mixed by The Heart Strings
Glitter - Produced by The Heart Strings, Mixed by Julian Simmons

Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering except:
One Fish Sea - Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe (E Masters Ltd)
Girl On A Bus & Maria Anna Mozart - Mastered by Julian Simmons (Din Sound)

Performed by The Heart Strings with:

Alexia Hagen – Backing Vocals on One Fish Sea, I Hope It Doesn’t Come My Way, Glitter, Maria Anna Mozart, Girl On A Bus / Trouble Over Tokyo – Backing Vocals on Girl On A Bus and Maria Anna Mozart / Samantha Younger – Backing Vocals on Kids, Flap Your Crazy Wings / Galia Admoni - Backing Vocals on On / Dominic De Grande- Additional arr. on Maria Anna Mozart / Jon Radford- Trumpet on One Fish Sea / The Horn Stars – Jon Radford (Trumpet), Ben Somers (Saxophone), Bob Dowell (Trombone) - Horns on Girl On A Bus and Kids / Rex Horan – Double Bass on Girl On A Bus and Kids / Debs White – Violins on Maria Anna Mozart and Girl On A Bus

Cover image by Muriel Carroll

All songs written by The Heart Strings
Published by A&G Songs

C+P 2012 Grandpa Stan Ltd

Released 30/1/2012
Cat number STAN011
Produced by Julian Simmons & The Heart Strings
Written by The Heart Strings

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Album Of The Week Rough Trade Shops
"A refreshing batch of brilliantly penned tunes … somewhere Brian Wilson is nodding in approval."  SoundsXP
"Not a weak track in the bunch … give it a listen and I’m sure you will be hooked."  Off The Radar
"Brilliant indie pop"  Never Say Wolf
"Timeless"  The Popsucker
"Will satisfy all your indie-pop needs"  I don’t like your tunes

'A Very Paul Cook & The Chronicles Christmas'.

Released 05/12/2011
Cat number STAN016
Written, Produced and Performed by Paul Cook & The Chronicles

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(Source: paulcookchronicles.bandcamp.com)

Released 11/11/2011
Cat number STAN015
Written, Produced and Performed by Unruly Dogs


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Illustrations by Nathalie Bösch 
Text by Adam Howe
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"All that’s good about alternative indie pop." Believe In Sound
"One hell of an album!" Bikini Island
"Perfectly executed, diverse and crammed with imagination … buying is a recommendation." Sounds XP
“A rollicking romp of indie pop contorted through blues, soul & latin beats.” Kemptation

Released 08/3/2010
Cat number STAN008
Produced by The High Wire
Additional Production & Mix by Rik Simpson

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Debut album by The High Wire.
Includes ‘Odds & Evens’, ‘Pump Your Little Heart’ and ‘The Midnight Bell’.

“Joyously 90′s-styled dream pop … incorporating Byrdsian jangling, shoegazey melancholia and psychpop, it works thrillingly.” Mojo
“Twinkling lazy day loveliness …” Clash Magazine
“A narcoleptic wonderland … simply dreamy” NME
“A delicious blend of swooning guitars, dreaming vocals and soft drifting melodies.” Kruger Magazine
“Delirious shoegaze that will leave you so overwhelmingly happy you’ll be clueless as to how it happened” Artrocker
“Magnificent” Q
“Sheer somnambulant bliss … an intoxicating sound” Guardian

Released 15/12/2008 (Grandpa Stan)
Cat Number STAN004
Produced by The High Wire & Julian Simmons

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Debut 9 track album by The High Wire.

“… psych-pop soundscapes of a billowing expansiveness that recalls MBV, Spiritualized and Mercury Rev at their most abundant … if you’re looking for the album to soundtrack your spring and summer escapism, Ahead of the Rain is it.” Sunday Times.
“… lusciously woozy affair, recalling the hazy, narcotic ballads of US dream-popsters Galaxie 500…potent stuff…” Q
" MBV - meets - Mercury Rev… gorgeous…" Uncut
“…The High Wire’s debut is full of such glimmering, sun-kissed guitar pop that it’ll banish the blues in an instant.” NME
“…a wistful dream of a record…” Clash
“Soft, Shoegazerish bliss…” The Guardian
“ … spacious, somber indie rock that shrouds broad guitar strumming and long, languid keyboard lines in warm, gentle mist.” Rolling Stone

Cat Number STAN003
Released 7/7/2008
Produced by Julian Simmons & The Heart Strings

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Debut album by The Heart Strings. 

“One listen & you’ll be hooked. It has the same energy & excitement as hearing Sufjan Stevens for the first time & just like Sufjan this will become a shop favourite. An absolutely charming & essential album you must hear.” A Rough Trade Album of the Week & Year 2008
“This is pop music at its most majestic, weaved to nourish our senses completely. Making us dream of fairytales.” Subba-Cultcha 4 ****
"This deft debut is flushed with romanticism … The Heart Strings sweetly believe there’s magic in the air, and convince you they have a point." Uncut Magazine 4 ****
"… heart-breaking loveliness." Tasty Fanzine
"It’s one of the best records you will own, and you will own it, obviously.” Unpeeled
"Sure to make your heart skip flutter … quite perfect…" Losing Today
“An excellent record … ” Rockfeedback 4 ****
“… classic pure-pop.” Drowned in Sound
“… opens the curtains wide to greet the day, cutting an album so infectious you’ll want to spread it by fair means or foul.” Gigwise 4