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Friday, March 24, 2017


Here's the beautiful deluxe 'Kindly Leave The Stage' and 'Go Dark' package in all its glory:

Top: 'Kindly Leave The Stage' outer sleeve,  'Kindly Leave The Stage' LP, 'Kindly Leave The Stage' outer and inner CD sleeve, 'Kindly Leave The Stage' poster, 'Go Dark' sleeve.

Bottom: 'Go Dark' insert with sleeve notes from Steve Perrin,  'Kindly Leave The Stage' outer sleeve, 'Kindly Leave The Stage' CD, 'Kindly Leave The Stage' postcard, 'Go Dark' 10" mini-LP.

Order quickly, as this is a very limited edition:

'Kindly Leave The Stage':

'The Distractions Go Dark':

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Poster and postcards

The limited edition poster and postcards included with the deluxe edition of The Distractions' final LP, Kindly Leave The Stage, which comes with the 10" mini-LP, The Distractions Go Dark:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Distractions: A Few Miles More

Here's a video of A few Miles more, the first track on Kindly Leave The Stage

Incidentally, The Distractions Go Dark, the 10" mini-LP available as part of a very limited edition deluxe edition, includes the first ever release of a lost early Distractions classic, Adrian Wright's Nothing lasts. The mini-LP also features three beautiful acoustic versions of songs recorded at The End of the Pier sessions in June 2011, and two further outtakes from Kindly Leave The Stage.

Kindly Leave The Stage + Go Dark ordering information.

Occultation Recordings have just announced ordering details for their latest batch of releases, including The Distractions' Kindly Leave The Stage. Of most interest to fans will be the very limited (250 only) deluxe version which features the album on 180g LP and CD, plus the 10" The Distractions Go Dark mini-LP with an insert featuring sleeve-notes by Steve Perrin, a poster and a postcard. These are already selling fast. Click here for full details.

We'll post a video of A few Miles more from the album shortly.

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