What’s happening in Sonar World?
Welcome to the Sonar Group website. We are a family run independent record and publishing company based in Coventry, UK. We have been established here for over 30 years and have several labels – Sonar Records, Frantic Records, Psalm Reader Records, and Dodgy Ticket Records and have a back catalogue of local artists on vinyl and CD. You can see us at The Coventry Music Museum.
We now have the fantastic ‘Alternative sounds Volume 2’ CD in our mitts! What an amazing job these guys have done – So much history here – we are proud to be associated with this and look forward to more of the same !! Available for digital download or as a physical CD
02/05 Just listened to HILLZFM and Keith Fabrique’s interview – a mega 7 parter – Keith played a selection of tracks from ‘Mysterious Monks’, ‘The Sweethearts’, ‘Blush’ and ‘Cary L’ in-between stories from Jon and Cary reminiscing over the years and talking about the up and coming release of The Alternative Sounds Compilation CD Volume 2.
The Mysterious Monks have been working hard and have a couple of albums in the can. Working on a release date soon.
Cary L has nearly finished her album and is trying to decide on an album title and artwork for iminent release.
Finished our ‘father and daughter’ interview with the fabulous Keith Fabrique at Tinkle studio. We talked about the Mysterious Monks, Blush, Cary L, L’Homme De Terre, Cabin Studio and the general Coventry scene back in the eighties. Lots of memories and we have two tracks on the new Alternative Sounds – VOLUME 2 – Looking forward to hearing it on Hillz fm due to be broadcast on 2nd May 2018.
Cary contributing to a book being written by Keith Hancock (Mosquitoes, DT’s) about the Leamington and Warwick music scene
3 months of the year gone already and April sees ‘ALTERNATIVE SOUNDS VOL 2’ line up completed. Sonar artists Courtiers of Fashion, Mysterious Monks and Blush appear on this volume and it is down to the hard work of Martin Bowes and Andy Holdcroft that this project has come together. These compilation albums are a historical voice for Coventry bands reflecting the scene back in the day – it wasn’t just all about the ska you know! Alternative Sounds – VOLUME 2
Snow resulted in the alternative sounds launch date for Vol 1 being delayed;
More studio sessions at Big Sky;
Tracks from the Monks and Blush accepted onto the Alternative Sounds Vol 2 – Exciting stuff!!
Happy New Year from the Sonar Records Group!! A new year for new music.
Cary is in Big Sky studios again working on some bass and vocal tracks. She hopes to be finished by early Feburary and mixing….
Volume One of the long awaited Alternative Sounds CD has been released and features Sonar artists as well as many of the bands who recorded at Cabin Studio – The Primitives, Crokodile Tears, Giraffes and Furious Apples. Further info here Alternative Sounds
The Mysterious Monks are also working on new material for the new year
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Cary is in the studio this week with a Ukulele player to nail down her latest track
- Don’t forget to stream the Sonar playlist in Spotify
- Blush track ‘Groundhog Day’ was played on Radio 1;
- Cary working on new tracks at Big Sky Studio with Josh producing and Jake drumming;
- She’s The Leader facebook page had some new visitors;
- Find us on Facebook
- Video of the month – Mysterious Monks – Money Lender
- Our new website has been launched!;
- Cary L is in the studio recording some new tracks for the Summer!
- Mysterious Monks release new album ‘Viva Voce’ available through our vinyl and CD store;
- Crokodile Tears play the Godiva Festival;
- Martin Bowes from Coventry Band Attrition is compiling a special album to celebrate the Coventry Music Museum