Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Pop Up Shop

While you can still order from my Greedbag store their warehouse is closed due to Covid19, so shipping will be delayed. In order to fill this gap I've opened a temporary lock-down Clay Pipe 'Pop Up Shop', where I'll be shipping items myself. I will be adding small quantities of rare and sold out items to the stock over the coming days so keep an eye on social media for updates. At the moment I'm only shipping to the UK.


Monday, 23 March 2020

Jon Brooks - How to Get to Spring - Downloads

As my distributor's warehouse is now closed it is unlikely that those who ordered Jon Brooks' 'How to Get to Spring' will get their copies on release day. To compensate for this, on April 3rd I will be sending out downloads codes to those that have ordered it. If you would like to claim your code you need to let me know by emailing info@claypipemusic.co.uk with your order number, please title the email 'JB Download Code' - so I can easily find it.

Friday, 20 March 2020


Due to the current situation, Clay Pipes distributors at Greedbag and State51 have closed their warehouse and are not fulfilling orders at the moment. The shop is open and you can still buy records and support the label, but it is likely that shipping dates will be pushed right back.  They will be following the situation closely, and re-open as soon as they are able.  A lot of the releases are available as downloads direct from the shop, these will be working as normal.

Those that ordered the first pressing of the new Jon Brooks LP, should be hearing from Greedbag soon. The records are in the warehouse and ready to be shipped to customers when it is safe to do so.

Normans and Monorail are taking pre-orders for the second pressing of Jon Brooks How to Get to Spring, (with sun cover, below) I don't know when these will reach you, but if you are feeling patient and want to reserve a copy this is probably the best way to do it. 

The 'Tawney Owl' repress of Shapwick is up next, I had planned for a late April release on this but obviously, things have changed.

Stay safe, and thanks for all your support.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Jon Brooks - How to Get to Spring

Jon Brooks - How to Get to Spring.
Vinyl, Cassette, Download.
500 White Vinyl Copies, 100 Cassette.

All label copies sold out.
Pre-order  at monorail
Pre-order  at Normans

Second Pressings (with sun image on cover) now available to pre-order
at the above shops and Transmission.

Download pre-orders from Cafekaput

Move away from winter into the brightness of spring with Jon Brooks's fourth record on Clay Pipe Music.
It’s when we realise that even the most seemingly inextricable connections are but, a flicker. Despite devices put in place, to the contrary, every connection is, ultimately, a temporary one.

She considered the landscape; how it looked, how it sounded, how it felt. The landscape cannot hide in Winter; everything is laid open to examination and interpretation, whether it wants to be, or not. It also adapts and evolves; very few situations and elements stay in stasis for long, through elemental or societal influence. Prevailing winds, for example, over time, shape the appearance and structure. Other forces have similar effects. “Some of them have been here, for over a thousand years”, she thought to herself. It became even more important to harness the connections with them, when it became apparent that sometimes, they would appear; at other times, not; despite the search.

The physical and temporal connection probably lasted a minute, at most. The relationship was formed, based on how it looked, how it sounded and most importantly, how it felt. The effects of that connection, however, lasted much longer.

We may consider ourselves mirrors, when we form connections. That reflected image may be delusive, but occasionally, it is quite the opposite.

She looked at the branch, as it reached towards her hand. “Well then” it seemed to say.

Well then”, she said.”

Jon Brooks, 2020

Monday, 10 February 2020

Gilroy Mere - Over the Tracks


 Flexi-disc and booklet with cut-out model station.

Three track flexi/download EP. 

250 copies. 
Now available via digitally across most platforms.

This summer Gilroy Mere will release the follow-up album to his sell-out 2018 Clay Pipe release ‘Green Line’. The new record ‘Adlestrop’ stays with the transport theme, but is inspired by the railway stations lost in the Beeching cuts of the1960s.
On this flexi-disc EP, which is the forerunner to the album, Gilroy Mere plays homage to the deserted railway station of St Leonards West Marina, close to his home in Sussex. The EP comes with a cut-out paper model of the station designed by Gary Willis.
St Leonards West Marina was the first railway station to serve Hastings. It was opened by the Brighton, Lewes and Hastings Railway on November 7th 1846 as part of what became the East Coastway Line. After a chequered history involving feuding train companies it fell into disuse, was eventually closed in 1967 and subsequently demolished. Today there is a carpet warehouse where the station once stood. Although it is rarely noticed and overgrown with Buddleia, the old down platform can still be seen, as the train rumbles past on its way to Bexhill and Brighton.
Trading as Gilroy Mere, Dollboy, Rhododendron, and Australian Testing Labs as well as his own name, Oliver Cherer has meandered his way through the backwaters of left of centre English folk, ambient and electronic music, issuing numerous albums of original music to much critical acclaim via highly regarded boutique labels such as Static Caravan, Wayside and Woodland, Polytechnic Youth, Second Language, Deep Distance, and Awkward Formats.


Cut-out Station designed by Gary Willis
For those who want to build the station but not destroy their booklet there is a print out .pdf of the station and instructions in the included download.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who has supported Clay Pipe this year, bought records, come to any of the events we were involved in or visited the brand new studio shop. We have plenty planned for 2020 starting off with a special Gilroy Mere flexi disc, and followed by a new full length from Jon Brooks.


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

New Prints and T-shirts available in the Clay Pipe Shop.


Vic Mars - Inner Roads and Outer Paths
A3 Giclee print on Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper.
Edition of 12, signed and numbered copies.


'Lonesome Village'
Designed for D Rothons 'Nightscapes' but never used.
A3 Risograph print.
Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies.

Alison Cotton - The Girl I Left Behind Me.
A3 Risograph print.
Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies. 

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath.
A3 Risograph print.
Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies. 

The Hardy Tree - Stagdale.
A3 Risograph print.
Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies. 

Gildan Softsyle Forest Green T-shirts, with Orange Silk Screened Logo.