INTERVIEW: Earl Brutus vs The Quietus

Read what happened when The Quietus spent a night down the pub with Earl Brutus's Jim and Gordon

The Quietus recently spent a night down the pub with Earl Brutus’s very own Jim and Gordon to discuss the re-issues of their albums and tell the story of Earl Brutus…

Read the article here.

The re-issues of Your Majesty… We Are Here and Tonight You Are The Special One on 2CD and heavyweight LP are available now in all good shops and directly from the 3 Loop Music shop -click here.


The Pre New

The Pre New are making some of the most original music in this country right now” Record Collector

3 Loop Music are proud to announce the release of The Pre New‘s new album, The Male Eunuch.

Taking their name from a Jeff Koons’ art installation, The Pre New centre around the trio of writers and musicians Jim Fry, Laurence Bray and Stuart Wheldon. Formed in Zone 2 of Central London in 2010, the original intent of the group was to perform at that year’s Glastonbury Festival. Assembled by ex-Earl Brutus members (Fry, Gordon King, Stuart Boreman and Shinya Hayashida) with a shot of new blood from Bray (first generation Milton Keynes) and Wheldon (north of England via Canada), The Pre New first unveiled their unmistakable brand of hi-art lo-fi to an unsuspecting Queen’s Head Stage at a time when other revellers were watching Muse or the Pet Shop Boys.

A lot has happened since then. Their debut album, Music For People Who Hate Themselves was released in 2012 and was followed in 2013 by Music For Homeowners, a collection of remixes of their work by fellow travellers such as Saint Etienne, Public Service Broadcasting and Mogwai. Around this album, founder member Hayashida left the group to live in Sweden and provided an opportunity to re-think and re-shape the group.

Fry, Bray, Wheldon and Boreman moved away from a more traditional rock approach and experimented more with electronics and created The Pre New of today recruiting Vinny Gibson, ’a protest singer from Paisley’, full time for both writing and performing. There are many forces at work: Krautrock, Bowie, West Coast USA Rock, MRI scanners and Mike Leigh; there is no jamming, just computing, things pulling in new apposing directions. The Pre New are unique in the way that they excavate their current surroundings for their work; wherever that may be at any given point.

The Pre New also have a revolving door policy of guests who sit upon their ‘fourth plinth;’ including new boy Jay Davy and times Fry’s old partner in Earl Brutus, Gordon King.

All of this adds to the high-concept magic that surrounds the band. Their third album, The Male Eunuch was launched in May 2015 with a PowerPoint presentation at a central London hotel. The bands own protest ambassador Stu Boreman stated:
“Binary Digital Bankruptcy converts this Sonic Debris into the sound of summer. Off shore becomes on shore as British Summer Time arrives early. Shot thru the Black Hole into the hole in your heart, it’s the colour chart from hell. Foxton’s still burns. Face-sitting is banned. Froch vs Groves. Farrow & Ball. We are at War.”

Using Concorde, British Rail logos, they honour the past while resolutely looking forward. There is no-one else making a noise like this in British Popular Music.

The Male Eunuch is available now on CD, LP, Download, Limited Edition Boxset and PowerPoint.
Music For People Who Hate Themselves is available now on CD and Download
Music For Homeowners is available now on Download
Order your copy at The Pre New shop

Praise for The Male Eunuch

Variously angry, moving, disturbing and extremely funny – there isn’t really anything else around like it – 4/5 – The Guardian, Album Of The Week

THE PRE NEW dissect the modern world with the precision of a cultural pathologist. Boasting song titles such as ‘100% Beef’, ‘The Mars Bar Within You’ and ‘Middle Class Heavy Metal On Anti-Depressants’, this is a frequently funny yet thoroughly absorbing listen, the laughs emanating from a grim recognition of the world that’s formed them – The Quietus

Super barbed – 4/5 – MOJO

A splendid blast of pop art – with the accent on tunes and outrageous fun – 4/5 – Q magazine

Both World of Twist and Earl Brutus have a classic album to their name, and now, so do The Pre New – 9/10 – The Line Of Best Fit

Ferocious head-melting havoc with an all out assault of unsettling samples, discordant effects and cross-patterned vocal clamour – file under Riotously Uneasy Listening – The Mirror

Their tunes are loaded with insightful lyricism… by dissecting the present the Pre New add currency to our cultural future – we have the Pre New to thank for this tumultuous soundtrack for the end of days – 7/10 – Louder Than War



Listen to The Pre New Anthem
Watch Photographed
Listen to Teenage Taliban live in session with Marc Riley
Watch the unboxing of The Male Eunuch
Watch Janet vs John
Watch Speed Queen
Read an in-detph interview with Gordon and Jim
Listen to I Believe In Jackie


World Of Twist - Quality Street
Earl Brutus - Your Majesty... We Are Here
Earl Brutus - Tonight You Are The Special One

NEW RELEASE: World Of Twist

World Of Twist The Scene

“World Of Twist were the Roxy Music of their time. I can’t think, or give a better compliment than that” Jeremy Deller

3 Loop Music hare proud to announce the re-release of World Of Twist’s sole album, Quality Street.

The 2-CD package includes the original album, an extra CD of B-sides and radio sessions for John Peel and Mark Goodier and a 24-page booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes by band member Gordon King and rare photos and memorabilia from the World of Twist archive.
The limited edition LP is on heavyweight vinyl and includes an MP3 download of the album.

Originally released in October 1991 on Circa, it included the singles The Storm, Sons Of The Stage and a cover of The Rolling Stones’ She’s A Rainbow.

The band was formed in Sheffield in 1983 by Gordon King and Jamie Fry (who would later make up the core of Earl Brutus with fellow ex-World of Twist-er Nick Sanderson) where their frivolous brand of post modernism, an amalgam of Barry Gray, Roxy Music and Wigan’s Chosen Few, felt woefully out of place next to the likes of ABC and The Human League.

Following a third place behind a Madness tribute act and an early incarnation of Mumford & Sons at a battle-of-the-bands contest at the Sheffield Top Rank, Jamie Fry called it a day and the band returned to their native Manchester where band members Gordon, Tony and Andy decided to continue.

Soon joined by drummer Nick Sanderson, World Of Twist soon became something of a ‘live sensation’ in Manchester, in part a consequence of their Heath Robinson stage sets which involved a lot of things which went round and round, including a hypnotists wheel, revolving mirrored barbers poles and spinning cut-out heads of band members.

Selling out the 1500 capacity Manchester Ritz on December 23rd 1990 (a gig fondly remembered by the Gallagher brothers of Oasis) they would begin recording their debut album in the summer of 1991. Having mixed the record at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire, where Nick would ask a bemused Gabriel to borrow his old Genesis masks for a photo shoot, the band would later spend a day in Tunbridge Wells trying to recreate the illustration on the front of the Quality Street tin for the album sleeve.

Their time following the album release was short lived and it wasn’t long before the band drifted apart, as Tony Ogden remarked; “We spent £250,000 making an album with the smallest bollocks in pop history. The band just fell apart. We were smoking marijuana for breakfast and that led to communication problems. I didn’t want to sing, the guitarist didn’t want to play. When the company didn’t get a hit they threw us in the bin. I was devastated – I spent four years on smack watching Third Reich movies because the good guys always win. I’m really sorry for letting our fans down. But I’d ask anyone to play that World of Twist album 20 times with every dial full on. If it doesn’t rock, come and smash it over my head.”

Praise for the Quality Street re-issue
World Of Twist’s timeless music is ripe for rediscovery… this remastered album at last gives Quality Street the cojones Ogden wantedThe Guardian
Quality Street quickens the pulse with agitating songs” Q
Madchester’s answer to Roxy Music” The Telegraph
In Quality Street’s junkshop glamour and playful retro-futurism you can hear a blueprint for Britpop and beyond” Uncut
an essential artefact of when big ideas and vision collided beyond the remit of its day. We’ve yet to see, and sadly are very unlikely to now, witness anything as wonderful as them againThe Quietus

Order your copy of Quality Street on 2CD Expanded Edition and LP at our shop


Watch World Of Twist on The Word
Watch World of Twist on SNUB TV

Watch World Of Twist on The New Sessions
Watch Jelly Baby
Watch Jelly Baby
Read an in-detph interview with Gordon and Jim


Order Quality Street Expanded Edition

Order Quality Street Expanded Edition


1. Lose My Way
2. Sons Of The Stage
3. This Too Shall Pass Away
4. Jelly Baby
5. Speed Wine
6. The Lights
7. On The Scene
8. Sweets
9. The Spring
10. The Storm
11. She’s A Rainbow
12. Life And Death (extended mix)


1. Blackpool Tower Suite
2. This Too Shall Pass (chat)
3. She’s A Rainbow (12” version)
4. Sons Of The Stage (12” version)
5. Sweets (Barrett 200 mix)
6. Lose My Way (John Peel Session 25/6/91) *
7. St Bruno (John Peel Session 25/6/91) *
8. Kick Out The Jams (John Peel Session 25/6/91) *
9. Blackpool Tower (John Peel Session 25/6/91) *
10. I’m A Teardrop (Mark Goodier Session 22/9/90)*
11. Fire (Mark Goodier Session 22/9/90)*
12. Jelly Baby (Mark Goodier Session 22/9/90)*
13. Sons Of the Stage (Mark Goodier Session 22/9/90)*
14. She’s A Rainbow (Live at St Andrew’s University 21/10/91) *
15. Kick Out The Jams (Live at St Andrew’s University 21/10/91) *

* previously unreleased

Order Quality Street Heavyweight Vinyl LP

Order Quality Street Heavyweight Vinyl LP


1. Lose My Way
2. Sons Of The Stage
3. This Too Shall Pass Away
4. Jelly Baby
5. Speed Wine
6. The Lights

1. On The Scene
2. Sweets
3. The Spring
4. The Storm
5. She’s A Rainbow

LP includes an MP3 download of the album


Earl Brutus - Your Majesty... We Are Here
Earl Brutus - Tonight You Are The Special One
The Pre New - Music For People Who Hate Themselves
The Pre New - The Male Eunuch