62 Patrons support Iron Man Records, you can be one too. Let’s make Vinyl.

What's the best thing you can do with £20? Have you ever thought about that? I want to invite you to become a Patron of Iron Man Records.

Since I started the record label 22 years ago, times have changed and it is becoming harder and harder to assemble money to make new releases possible.

62 Patrons currently support Iron Man Records. The label wants to make all new record releases available on Vinyl. You are invited to become a Patron. Your help will ensure the insanity continues.

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The journey from 1996, when Iron Man Records began, has been back-breaking. The record label has generated a mountain of...

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Transglobal Underground featuring Natacha Atlas – Destination Overground

It’s the early 1990s. Drum and bass are two separate things. Club music and live music exist in two separate universes. Bhangra is omnipresent and unknown at one and the same time. Reggae and dub are half-forgotten sub genres. If you want to find any Arabic music in London there’s a guy with a stall at Shepherds Bush Market and that’s about it. Every music genre is parcelled up, labelled up, and kept in it’s own yard as far as possible from any other.

This compilation celebrates a rebellion against the musical divisions of those days, tells the story of how it happened and what happened next.

It all started with a bunch of disgruntled musicians, singers, DJ, writers and sampler geeks hanging round the cramped offices of West London...

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The Dark Side Of The Road: Gimpo’s M25 25hr Spin 24th-25th March 2018

I met Gimpo at the Vans For Bands depot at the back of Heathrow. We spent some time cross loading gear before locking up and heading out. I set the padlock code to 2525 before our departure. Gimpo’s M25 25hr Spin was about to begin. Sometimes I do things I don’t fully understand. I like to take my nonsense seriously.

Gimpo was in good spirits and had already started unpacking all sorts of paraphernalia in the back. We headed out and joined the M25 heading north at Junction 15. All I could hear was rustling, and Gimpo muttering to himself about HD Cards as he went.

The plan was to get to Thurrock Services for 11am and then top dead centre...

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Micky Greaney and Rachel Mayfield, Friday 30th March 2018 at The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham

Micky Greaney and Rachel Mayfield
Friday 30th March 2018
The Kitchen Garden Cafe
17 York Road, B14 7SA, Birmingham

0121 443 4725 https://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk

The Website: https://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk/events.php?pid=lsm&lsm_id=1342

Online Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/428363

Two of Birmingham’s Best-loved singer songwriters will be appearing together for an evening of performance and collaboration. Mickey Greaney performing his first full show for three years and Rachel Mayfield who recently began releasing work on Iron Man Records; Unmissable

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The Imagine Nation

“Under the present system of mass education by classes too much stress is laid on teaching and too little on active learning. The child is not encouraged to discover things on his own account. He learns to rely on outside help, not on his own powers, thus losing intellectual independence and all capacity to judge for himself. The over-taught child is the father of the newspaper - reading, advertisement - believing, propaganda - swallowing, demagogue - led man – the man who makes modern democracy the farce it is.” – Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies (1927)

Culture Industry is a term coined by Theodor Adorno (1903–69) and Max Horkheimer (1895–1973), who argued in “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception,” that popular culture is akin to a factory producing standardised cultural goods –...

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Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” released on Iron Man Records 12th October 2017

IMB6037 Rachel Mayfield - "Winter of Desire" released on Iron Man Records, 12th October 2017

All songs written by Rachel Mayfield

Rachel Mayfield - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Toni Woodward- Cello/Vocal Harmonies
Kirsty Ford - Vocal Harmonies
Produced by - Paul Robert Gray
Recorded at - Saint Dunstans Church Hall, June 2017
Art Work - Dave Twist
Photography - Ian Whitney
Dedication - 'For Huck'

BUY Rachel Mayfield - "Winter of Desire" here

For all Bookings and Press enquiries email: mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk

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Curse Of Lono – European Tour Dates – Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec 2017

I will be working with Curse of Lono later this month. I will be taking them to Brussels, Eindhoven and Amsterdam. Come and see, they are a fantastic band, their Debut album ‘SEVERED’ is out now.

If dangerous living bothers you, look away now – but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness. 
MOJO

Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner.
CLASSIC ROCK

A sinewy, cinematic take on big-sky country roots rock. 
UNCUT

Sexy, sweaty and savage, Curse Of Lono explore the heart of darkness with unflinching accuracy. 
SHINDIG!

A record so brilliant and accomplished that in a fairer world, would outsell anything else on the radio today. 
PERFORMER MAGAZINE (USA)

One of the most exciting new bands around… Mixing influences like...

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Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” 12th October 2017

IMB6037 Rachel Mayfield - "Winter of Desire" released on Iron Man Records, 12th October 2017

All songs written by Rachel Mayfield

Rachel Mayfield - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Toni Woodward- Cello/Vocal Harmonies
Kirsty Ford - Vocal Harmonies
Produced by - Paul Robert Gray
Recorded at - Saint Dunstans Church Hall, June 2017
Art Work - Dave Twist
Photography - Ian Whitney
Dedication - 'For Huck'

BUY Rachel Mayfield - "Winter of Desire" here

For all Bookings and Press enquiries email: mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk

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English Heretic: Gimpo’s M25 25hr Spin 18th-19th March 2017

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go."

- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

I ignore the phone when I'm driving. I was on my way to meet Gimpo at the 24hr TESCO behind Thurrock Services. I was late. It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. Who am I? What am I doing? How long is forever? Some questions never get an answer. Gimpo was probably stood on the Tarmac wondering...

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