June 10, 2013

Holy Cop! It’s out!

Mayors of Miyazaki - Holy cop

Mayors of Miyazaki – Holy cop

That beauty above is now available pretty much everywhere (go on, prove me wrong.) To get the super-limited cassette-in-a-book edition though you’ll have to go see them live. They’re playing a couple of dates in London this month before heading off on a UK/Ireland tour for the album launch. Further details, as always, can be found at the Mayors of Miyazaki website

The best place to get it is direct from the band themselves: Mayors of Miyazaki but if you insist, you can still buy it from your favourite digital shop. It’s also up for streaming on Spotify here: Mayors of Miyazaki – Holy Cop. The facility to download a copy straight from the band, to ensure they get more than 5p profit, will be available soon.

Stay tuned for details of We Be’s first ever competition!

May 4, 2013

The Mayors take Miyazaki

Oh geez, I’ve overslept. There’s a lot going on in our world at the moment! All three physical editions of Holy Cop are in-hand. We’ve got your regular CD digipack, your retro cassettes and and your super swanky limited edition cassettes. Run your face over these bad boys:


KONG005 Tape

KONG005 Limited Edition Tape

These will be hitting the shelves on 3rd June 2013 as well as all the digital playgroudns you can think of; including but by no means limited to: iTunes, 7Digital, Amazon, Spotify etc etc etc. They’ve been getting a lot of kind words from all over the world, so why not join the chorus?

In preparation, the boys and girl have managed to churn out two music videos for tracks off the album:

Some space-age weirdness for the track Tongues can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/59139848
Secondly, you can learn about the sad pre-history of the band we know today and how Tom came to sit at the drum stool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zg4MV3_l1A

In other news
Whilst Caretaker are on hiatus, they’ve released a demo of what they were working on since Providence. You can find it on their Bandcamp page: Caretaker

The latest word straight from the horse’s mouth about the release date of the Tropics album is : “I don’t know”. Stay tuned for more exclusive despatches.

February 7, 2013

New album from Mayors of Miyazaki!

We can all stop holding or breath and tumultuously announce the new album from Mayors of Miyazaki! It’s called Holy Cop and will be out in the spring (we’ve learnt our lesson.)

We’ve grown tired of single physical media releases so have gone for a three format release: digipack CD, cassette and special edition cassette. You’ll also be able to get it from all your favourite digital retailers.

Further details can be found at the Mayors of Miyazaki of website where you’ll also find a sexy live video of them.

Mayors of Miyazaki - Holy cop

Don’t forget that Death Pedals and Mayors of Miyazaki are making their co-west country debut tomorrow at the Stag and Hounds. They’re sharing a couple of stages with about a dozen interesting bands for the princely sum of £6.

February 4, 2013

West country launch gig this saturday


Here we are then with a shiny (ish) new (ish) take on our website. I remember fondly thinking that I’d change the website with each release we put out but that’s a dream I’ll never reach.

Anyway, I come bearing gifts in the form of our newly launched Bandcamp page! I’ll be phasing out the old shop at some point but you can buy from either of them in the interim. The main result is that orders through the new shop come with a free instant download! This applies to all our vinyl releases.

The second launch gig is taking place this saturday 9th February at the Stag & Hounds in Bristol. Also on the bill are The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Blow Goat, Knifeman, Backhand Jags, Jessie Ventura, Gnarwhals, Novella Noise and the fantastically named Dynamite Pussy Club. It’s a 2-floor mini-festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year; the Mayors are on at 10pm upstairs and the Pedals are on straight afterwards downstairs at 10.30!

Looking to the future: we’ve got a couple of irons in a few different fires and are waiting to see which one heats up first. Once we know we’ll whip it out and sear it into your ears.

January 13, 2013

Launch gig this Friday!

Oh, wow, how did I forget to tell you all about this!?

The Mayors of Miyazaki and Death Pedals split single launch show is this Friday 18th January! The guys will be doing some sort of showdown with them each occupying one end of the room and dropping mics on the floor at each other after each song (I only ever saw 8 Mile the once.)

It all takes place at the Urban Bar in Whitechapel so come down and score a copy of the split single and save money on those ridiculous postage fees. Or buy it straight from us (sorry about the ridiculous postage fees.)

In other “news”, we’re currently putting the finishing touches to our most ambitious release to date. That may or may not be our most ambitious use of the word “ambitious” to date; time will tell……