13 February 2021
Here's the teaser video for our upcoming single by John Coghlan's Quo.
Pre-sale details coming soon!
12 February 2021
It's nearly here!
We're ever so chuffed to announce the exclusive release of the first-ever original studio material from John Coghlan's Quo.
Coghlan is, of course, a founder member of the legendary Status Quo, and played on all of their enormous classic hits up to and including 1981 - "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", "Paper Plane", "Caroline", "Down Down", "Rain", "Mystery Song", "Rockin' All Over The World", "Whatever You Want", "What You're Proposing", "Forty-Five Hundred Times", "Roll Over Lay Down" etc etc - tens of millions of sales, dozens of Top Of The Pops appearances.
Pre-sale coming soon for a double A-sided limited edition CD single - don't miss out on this absolute gem!
(Yes we previously intended to release this on 7" vinyl but, thanks to COVID and factory lockdowns, there are massive backlogs at vinyl pressing plants. We didn't want to keep you waiting another six months so made a CD instead!)
7 February 2021
A Very Happy Birthday to the mighty Alan "Nuff" Lancaster!
We're enormously honoured to have this genuine British rock legend as part of the Barrel And Squidger Records roster.
23 December 2020
All the last-minute orders have been despatched, time for a mince pie and a Bailey's coffee!
A very Merry Christmas to all our customers and followers, and here's to a better 2021 and lots of new music coming your way. Cheers!
17 December 2020
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - we will continue posting orders out right until Christmas Eve, but delivery will depend on the speed of your local postal service. If you're buying Christmas gifts from us please bear in mind that deliveries can be slower than usual due to the pandemic, so don't delay!
9 December 2020
Flashback to three years ago when Classic Rock magazine included us in their Tracks Of The Week poll, where they pick the best eight tracks released anywhere IN THE WORLD, on any label, with any budget - just what they reckon are the best new tracks.
Wow - it's three years ago already...!
AND they reckoned we'd just dropped one of the best tracks IN THE WORLD... did I already mention that?
And did I ever mention that we came second in this poll, beating Duff McKagan out of Guns N' Roses?!
Well, we came SECOND, and BEAT DUFF.
With our first attempt.
Oh yes we did!
23 November 2020
Got Christmas shopping to do?
Until midnight GMT on 1st December 2020, enter the code COVID19
during checkout at our online shop to receive a 19% discount off ALL products!
And that's not all - all vinyl orders will receive a FREE copy of The Tallywags' CD while stocks last - no need to add it to your basket (else you'll get charged for it - though you're welcome to buy any additional copies you'd like!), we'll just throw it in while we're packing your record(s). Featuring members of the Sex Pistols, The Wildhearts, Toy Dolls and The Professionals, it's a cracking little bonus item and totally exclusive to Barrel And Squidger Records!
It's been a tough year for everyone, your custom is very much appreciated during these hard times, we're giving a little back where we can :)
13 November 2020
Original Squidgerati, friend of the label and star of the "Rock Remembers Rick EP", CJ Wildheart, launched his new solo album "Siege" today. To pre-order a range of CDs and 10" vinyl direct from CJ click HERE. Best of luck Ceej :)
6 November 2020
Following last week's album review, podcast The Quo-Cast called us for a chat - so if there's nothing better on the telly, here's me wittering on for 50 minutes about getting into record collecting, writing for magazines, meeting your heroes, having hit singles, and the trials and tribulations of running an independent record label during a pandemic! Click HERE to listen.
3 October 2020
Ty Coates, the huge-voiced frontman of Alan Lancaster's Bombers (as featured on our "Live!" album release), has marked the 30th anniversary of the "Aim High" album with a debut album by his own spin-off, Ty Coates' Bombers. "Man Down" is available from HERE and includes two covers from back in the day, "Get Up And Get It On" and "No Danger", and eight brand new tracks.
22 September 2020
The Squidger hits Bonhams!
You have to be pretty legendary to go under the hammer at a prestigious London auction house such as Bonhams or Sothebys - but here's a Barrel And Squidger Records product in Bonhams' new catalogue! It's for their Entertainment Memorabilia auction on 13 October.
Alan Lancaster is selling prized possessions such as the shirt he wore onstage to open Live Aid and his Fender Mustang bass (yes, that one). A copy of our picture disc is included in the sale of his Steinberger guitar - the very one that he's wearing on the front of the record.
What an honour for us!
To view the auction catalogue on Bonhams' website, CLICK HERE
17 September 2020 Quick update on the John Coghlan's Quo 7", as it's a while since we announced it...
The band are still finishing off recording and mastering the new track. Once it's finished we can send it to the factory. When we know an approximate release date we'll put it up for pre-order.
Getting excited about this one!
10 September 2020 Our first glossy international press advert was published today and here it is - on the inside front cover of Record Collector magazine's dedicated Status Quo special. We were also commissioned to contribute a full 30 pages of this amazing publication's content - it's in all good newsagents now!
8 September 2020 Our website is live! It's still under development and there's more on the way, but please have a look round and let us know what other content you'd like to see.
14 August 2020
I've written half a dozen of the features within this forthcoming special publication. So as a large number of you lovely squidgerettes are hardcore Quo collectors, I thought you'd like to know.
24 July 2020
Unbelievably overjoyed to see stars of the first-ever Barrel And Squidger Records
release, Massive Wagons, fly straight into the Top 10 of the Official UK Album Chart. What a magnificent achievement, and it genuinely couldn't have happened to a nicer, cooler, more talented bunch of guys. Congratulations dudes!
17 July 2020
You spoke, we listened!
"Lockdown" - voted Classic Rock magazine's 'Track Of The Week', and the first-ever original studio recording by John Coghlan's Quo - coming soon on a range of extremely limited edition "double A-side" 7" vinyl singles along with another brand new track.
'Like' or 'follow' Barrel And Squidger Records on social media to be the first to receive pre-order notifications - these won't stick around, don't miss out!
14 July 2020
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23 June 2020
Remembering our friend Stuart Martin-Jones who passed away this morning far too young. Stuart was the photographer on our Rock Remembers Rick - "Christmas Eve (Nanana)" video shoot and took the group shot that ended up used widely, including by the national press - which he was very chuffed about. In fact he can be spotted in the video taking the actual shot. Stuart was a long-time mate from my brother's pub who I didn't see anywhere near enough of after he moved a short distance away, but when I needed a professional photographer to volunteer to work, unpaid, for the charity project, he was there without hesitation. 'Cos that's the kind of guy he was. Sleep well dude xx
17 June 2020
If you're wondering what all the buzz is about, turn your speakers up loud and play THIS! It's just one of ten all-original self-penned bangers on their album... it's an instant classic!
21 October 2019
Status Quo legend Alan Lancaster thanks convention attendees for supporting the release of the Alan Lancaster's Bombers' "LIVE!" album - now totally sold out of its coloured vinyl pressings - and announces its upcoming reissue as a limited edition LP picture disc.
Nice shirt Nuff!