New Release News: Poppy & The Jezebels - Sign In, Dream On..7" 2 May 12

Following the recent vital and vintage Jon Savage "Fame" album - CTR are delighted to announce the next release, an ace slice of new,gloriously prescient electropop on a limited to 500 7" (Blue Vinyl) featuring Birmingham female quartet Poppy & The Jezebels.

"Sign In, Dream On, Drop Out" has been produced by and features Daniel Miller (The Normal/Silicon Teens) and ace pop producer Richard X (Liberty X / Girls On Top ). Release date is May 21st..



CTRUE14 7"

The Nightingales/Ted Chippington-The Vaults-Shrewsbury-Tuesday May 29th 1 May 12



CTR present The Nightingales + Ted Chippington at The Vaults, Castle Gates Shrewsbury on Tuesday May 29th. 

Much loved by the late John Peel-they formed from the ashes of legendary Birmingham punk act The Prefects in 1979.

Having had a couple of release on CTR, the group's new album "No Love Lost" is released by Cooking Vinyl on 30 April 2012. Described by MOJO Magazine in April as :

"Brilliant. One of the fiercest and most exhilarating rock records in ages" 

the record was recorded in Germany in December 2011 and features guests Katherine Young on bassoon and Hans-Joachim Irmler from krautrock legends Faust on keyboards. 

Support courtesy of the legendary cult comic Ted Chippington. 

Ted has been a massive influence on the revered comic Stewart Lee, as have the Nightingales.

Doors open at 8. Ted onstage at 8.30. Nightingales onstage at 10.00. 

Tickets available in advance at (£5) Or pay on the door. (£6)

Jon Savage's "Fame" Post-Punk 1978-81 **** MOJO review 11 April 12

The curent CTR release "Fame" Jon Savage's Secret History Of Post-Punk 1978-81 has gained some very good reviews. MOJO magazine in the UK has awarded it **** stars.

"Fame" is a necessary corrective to the many ersatz post-Punk compilations". (Keith Cameron-MOJO May 2012) 



I have copies left-but they're going quickly..

Here's the Buylink: (Please click)





"Fame" J Savage Post-Punk 1978-81 Out Today! Monday March 26th.. 26 March 12

New album out today on CTR-Here's a buylink:




Strictly limited to 500 copies.No CD. No repress. Ever. 

Jon Savage’s “Fame” Secret History Of Post-Punk (1978-81) V Ltd Double Vinyl-Released March 26th 15 February 12

JS Post-Punk 1978-81
CTR are very proud to announce the release of:
Jon Savage’s “Fame” Secret History Of Post-Punk (1978-81)

The art of the good compilation album is one that is finely balanced between selecting the familiar and the obscure. Uncovered recordings that may open up exciting new areas ripe for contemplation. 
When Caroline True Records (CTR) embarked in 2006 in selecting the tracks for the definitive Post-Punk comp album with Jon Savage curating, things were certainly never going to be neither humdrum nor boredom inducing.
For those of you who might not already know him, Jon can best be described as a cultural commentator, writer and longtime music journalist. (The Guardian, the NME, The Face, Melody Maker). He is also the Sex Pistols and Joy Division biographer and writer of the acclaimed “Teenage” and soon-come documentary on the book.
Actually, he’s a secret national treasure.

The spine of the collection features tracks by Post-Punk luminaries Wire, Joy Division and the Prefects.  Not so “secret” you may think, but consider the nascent and lo-fi Subway Sect, the tough polemic of Noh Mercy and the hyper obscure experimentalism of  File Under Pop and you’re getting the idea. 

Dble Gatefold Coloured Vinyl (500 copies only)
Digital Dropcard
Free 7" with first 50
Launch at Rough Trade East-
Saturday March 24th at 12.
Then a celebratory party in the evening venue and time TBC
Watch this space, full track listing /more details on how to pre-order soon..