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19 / 12 / 2012

Late Night Tales Advent Calendar - December 12th - Free download of exclusive Late Night Tales backgrounds

19 / 12 / 2012

The cover art is a really important part of creating every issue of Late Night Tales.  We often get feedback from people saying how great the covers look, so we decided to put together some exclusive backgrounds for you as part of our Advent Calendar feature.  Download four different backgrounds for your Android phone, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and computer desktop from the links below.  

Desktop backgrounds
Android phone backgrounds
iPhone 4 backgrounds
iPhone 5 backgrounds

Late Night Tales 2012 Advent Calendar

19 / 12 / 2012

The Festive Season is upon us and we have our advent calendar ready to help us count down the days until Christmas. However, this is not your average advent calendar: Behind the doors are prizes which we will be giving away throughout December. We'll reveal the open doors every day on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you check our Facebook page daily to get involved and be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes, some of which are on display below. Join us on December 1st when we unveil the first prize!

Friendly Fires - Why Don't You Answer official video

22 / 11 / 2012
Watch the new video for Friendly Fires' cover of Eberhard Schoener and Sting's track Why Don't You Answer.

Why Don't You Answer Remixes

15 / 11 / 2012

Friendly Fires' single Why Don't You Answer from their Late Night Tales compilation has received a very slick remix treatment from two fine producers; Jay Shepheard and Hot Since 82.  These will be available for download on iTunes from November 19th.  Head over to soundcloud to listen.. 

Late Night Tales x Boiler Room

01 / 11 / 2012

We can now announce that we will be doing a Boiler Room broadcast with Friendly Fires & Bill Brewster tomorrow from 15:00 

Join us live at

Friendly Fires Album Launch Party

17 / 10 / 2012

Our next album has been put together by Friendly Fires and we're celebrating with an album launch party on November 4th, the day before it's released.

Join us at The Big Chill bar in Shoreditch, London for an afternoon and evening of good times - Friendly Fires will be performing a DJ set alongside the Late Night Tales residents.  Things are kicking off at 2pm and going on until late - everything else you need to know is on the Facebook event page, plus we post updates and fun stuff on our Twitter.  See you on the 4th.

Friendly Fires Late Night Tales preview

12 / 09 / 2012
Still in the wake of Metronomy's excellent compilation, we now look ahead to the next edition of Late Night Tales which Friendly Fires will be curating. Here's a preview of some of the tracks that Friendly Fires have chosen -

Sugardaddy - How Long (Tensnake Remixes)

17 / 08 / 2012

With just under 70,000 plays on our Soundcloud account... to say that people are excited for the release of the Tensnake remixes of Sugardaddy's How Long cover is a massive understatement.

Well that time of waiting is nearly over as we can announce that vinyl versions of the release will be out on the 28th August and 10th September digitally.

You can sign up for availability notifications on Juno now!

Metronomy – Late Night Tales (Late Night Tales)

21 / 06 / 2012


Release Date: 3rd September 2012
Format: CD / 2 x LP / Digital

Acclaimed pop experimentalists Metronomy compile the latest Late Night Tales, the third of 2012 and 29th in the decade long series.

Metronomy, the effective alias of the talented Joseph Mount, have thus far released three albums, starting with the jagged electro manoeuvres of their debut ‘Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)’, through to their two albums on Because, ‘Nights Out’, where Mount first sang, and last year’s brilliant Mercury-nominated ‘The English Riviera’.

As a pop group, Metronomy are more Four Tet than Fab Four, though with a sense of adventure that would’ve made the Fabs proud. Their outing under the Late Night Tales banner journeys through the inspirations of the bands’ ever moving sound – along with a few surprises.

Mount’s old favourite Autechre is present and correct, but then so are Kate and Anna McGarrigle and the Sun Ra of hip hop Sa-Ra Creative Partners. Joining Sa-Ra on the hip hop front, we’ve got Tweet’s ace ‘Drunk’ from her Hummingbird album alongside OutKast ‘Prototype’, spiced with some Doctor Octagon.

For pure pop, they don’t come more refined than Alan Parson’s ‘Eye In The Sky’, who is buffeted by outbreaks of unsettling weirdness, among them the sadly departed Mick Karn’s supple bass figurines on ‘Weather The Windmill’ or Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – the guys that brought the funk to synthesizers with Stevie Wonder – and ‘Cybernaut’. And just when you think you’ve got it figured, Pete Drake arrives with his 1964 pedal steel novelty hit ‘Forever’. This is a maze rather than a journey.

Naturally enough, there is the Late Night Tales special with a sparkling Metronomy rendition of Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Hypnose’. We’ve always had a soft spot for Devon and her cobbled street delights, but seen through the prism of Joseph Mount, it takes on a new hue that makes Brigitte Bardot and that other, lesser, Riviera seem somehow pallid. To paraphrase Buzzcocks: another music in a different riviera.

1. OutKast – Prototype
2. Tweet – Drunk
3. SA-RA Creative Partners – Cosmic Ball
4. Chick Corea – El Bozo
5. Dr Octagon – Blue Flowers
6. Lonzo & The World Class Wreckin Cru – Cache Vocal
7. Metronomy – Hypnose (Exclusive Jean Michel Jarre Cover Version)
8. Alessi Brothers – Seabird
9. Autechre – Fold4,Wrap5
10 Mick Karn – Weather The Windmill
11. The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky
12. Geneva Jacuzzi – Love Caboose
13. Two Lone Swordsmen – You Are…
14. Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – Cybernaut
15. Pete Drake – Forever
16. Appaloosa – The Day (We Fell In Love)
17. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Complainte Pour Ste Catherine
18. Herman Dune – Winners Lose
19. Cat Power – Werewolf
20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words Pt.4 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

Music For Pleasure Album Out Today!

11 / 06 / 2012

After a memorable launch party with Tom Findlay and co at The Big Chill Bar last night, our Music For Pleasure album is finally out today! Most of you will already know the fine array of artists that feature on the release, indelible names that range from Hall & Oates and Bobby Caldwell, to Robert Palmer and Toto – to name but an illustrious few. Grab your copy either through our shop, itunes, or amazon today.

LateNightTales presents Sugardaddy - How Long (The Remixes)

29 / 05 / 2012

To coincide with the release of LateNightTales’ ‘Music for Pleasure’ compilation, Sugardaddy (aka Tom Findlay and Tim Hutton) treats us to a sumptuous cover of Ace’s seminal classic ‘How Long’.


As well as a remix from Tom Findlay himself, Toby Tobias and Iron Galaxy offer their eclectic interpretations to complete the perfect package. The original mix joins an array of past talent on Music for Pleasure, revisiting some of the most exquisite soulful pop music of the 70s and 80s.

You can hear snippets of all versions here

Late Night Tales : Music For Pleasure Album Launch

10 / 05 / 2012

Taking a side step out of the usual Late Night Tales timeline, Tom Findlay from Groove Armada presents a special Music For Pleasure selection; lovingly re-edited and mixed as a seamless voyage through some of the finest soulful pop music of the 70s and early 80s.DJ sets from...Tom Findlay (Groove Armada)Bill Brewster (DJ History) Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) Late Night Tales Residents Late Night Tales Presents ‘Music For Pleasure’ is released on 11th June.

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Late Night Tales with Chris 'Beans' Geddes (Belle & Sebastian) and latete_atoto

04 / 05 / 2012

Thursday 10th May 2012
Late Night Tales presents
Chris Geddes(Belle and Sebastian)

Weird & Wonderful Party Soundtrack with Chris 'Beans' Geddes and letete_atoto.
The Waiting Room, 175 Stoke Newington High Street
10-2am | £3(B4 11PM)/£4

Late Night Tales start a residency at The Waiting Room... Following on from the 2nd installation of Belle & Sebastian's contribution to the label, we are proud to have Chris 'Beans' Geddes from Belle & Sebastian coming in to play the inaugural night. Start of the night with be mood and movie music from latete_atoto- east London's femmes de musique.

More info here: 
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Late Night Tales - Music For Pleasure

03 / 05 / 2012

LateNightTales at Nova Festival 2012

30 / 04 / 2012

We are very excited to announce that this summer, LateNightTales will be hosting the Valley Stage at what is surely the UK's best new festival, Nova. The brand new boutique festival, which is set in the valley and gardens of a West Sussex estate at Bignor Park, has been created by the original founders of Big Chill Festival and runs from 5th – 8th July.

For three consecutive days, LateNightTales will be taking over the Valley Stage with DJ sets from Belle & Sebastian’s Chris Geddes, Sam from Zero 7, Howie B and Late Night Tales Residents. We will be supplying the soundtrack each day between the bands as well as a very special end of the night set.

Other acts confirmed over the weekend at the festival include Fink, Jessie Ware, Ghostpoet, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Norman Jay, Fionn Regan, Crazy P, tUnE-yArDs, The Do, Speech Debelle, We Were Evergreen and loads more.

The early birds for Nova have sold out but there are still a limited number of weekend tickets available, so get yours before they sell out.


Belle & Sebastian In Stores

28 / 02 / 2012

The second instalment of the Belle & Sebastian Late Night Tales album is just around the corner and will be released on the 26th March! To celebrate Belle & Sebastian will be doing a series of instore appearances and DJ sets at the following independent record stores in the UK at the end of March:

Sunday 25th March - Evening
Monorail Glasgow
Monorail Music
12 Kings Court
G1 5RB

Friday 30th March - Afternoon
Piccadilly Manchester
Piccadilly Records
53 Oldham Street
M1 1JR

Sunday 1st April - Midday
Rough Trade East
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
E1 6QL

Make sure you come down and catch up with Chris on the album and maybe he'll even sign your copy!

Belle and Sebastian Album Launch Party

13 / 02 / 2012

To celebrate the launch of the new Belle & Sebastian Late Night Tales album we are inviting the amazing Chris Geddes to play some of his favourite tracks for what will be a brilliant night!

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Belle & Sebastian (DJ Set)
Special Guest DJs and Friends
Late Night Tales Residents

Free Entry

The Big Chill Bar
Dray Walk (off Brick Lane)
E1 6QL
United Kingdom

LateNightTales - Belle and Sebastian (Volume 2)

01 / 02 / 2012
Coming soon to Late Night Tales in March 2012

Exclusive Jose Padilla "Cafe Del Mar" Mix

24 / 11 / 2011
Cafe Del Mar legend Jose Padilla caught live at the quiet explosion of the Cafe Del Mar back in 1993, mixing Art Of Noise, Jean Michel Jarre, Steve Miller and Vangelis in a blissful beautiful 90 minute sunset session (and all off vinyl of course!)

click here for more info..

The Decade Box Is Here

15 / 11 / 2011

In celebration of ten years of impeccably selected compilations, We are proud to present a very limited edition deluxe 'Decade' CD box set comprising all 27 albums in the series. The set includes every Another Late Night & Late Night Tales album, from Fila Brazilia in 2001 through to our most recent MGMT release, Also included is the very rare 'Cover Versions' album previously only available in Japan.

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Late Night Tales - MGMT

15 / 11 / 2011

Formed in 2002 in Brooklyn, New York the band consists of multi-instrumentalists Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, both alumni of Wesleyan University. Their 2008 debut album ‘Oracular Spectacular’ spawned the almost ubiquitous hit singles ‘Kids’, ‘Time To Pretend’ and ‘Electric Feel’ while 2010’s follow up ‘Congratulations’ saw them embrace more of a progressive, guitar-driven sound.The band’s Late Night Tales selection of post-punk, cult indie and counter-culture figureheads reflects the band’s multifaceted sound, and draws comparisons with contemporary dreampop/chillwave/shoegaze/folk scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Spend the night with LateNightTales

17 / 08 / 2011
After the great success of our recent outing at Islington's Wax Jambu we return for another bank holiday Late Night extravaganza...expect a superb and eclectic soundtrack throughout the night with more surprise special guests and lots of pop corn!.

Sunday 28th August
8pm - 3am
Come along, it's FREE!
144-145 Upper Street
London N1 1QY

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Grab your popcorn!

01 / 07 / 2011
Late Night Tales is back at Somerset House for Film4s "Summer Screen" on 30th July, supplying a special new 90 minute "At The Movies" set, arrive early and come and picnic in the magnificent Somerset House courtyard as the sun sets, then at 9pm catch the Bruce Willis classic "Die Hard" followed by the UK premier of "Attack The Block" yippee-kayay motherfcuker!

More info here.

LateNighTales - Trentemoller is OUT NOW!

08 / 06 / 2011
Wow, has it really been 25 releases in the series? 
From the humble beginning of our first release with Howie B and then working alongside the likes of Groove Armada, Flaming Lips, Air and even artists David Shrigley along the way we hit the twenty fifth with a an artists that deserves his name up there with the best Trentemoller. What we would call one of the most interesting selections to date (and don’t you agree), the Danish electronic producer has carved out a brudding late night journey of influences and a glimpse into the genius’ mind. All lovingly put together and presented in our CD package with introduction notes in the booklet (and there’s always digital of course).

Find out more info and listen to a 5 minute preview mix HERE.

LateNightTales 'Midlake Release Party' at Wax Jambu, London

22 / 03 / 2011
LateNightTales 'Midlake Album Release Party' at Wax Jambu, London
Sunday 24th April
8pm - 1am
Come along, it's FREE!
144-145 Upper Street
London N1 1QY

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LateNightTales. Midlake. Coming Soon.

01 / 02 / 2011
After a decade of compilations by the likes of Groove Armada, Belle & Sebastian, Cinematic Orchestra, Air, Arctic Monkeys and Jamiroquai.
2011 sees vintage rock band Midlake add their edition to the mix.

So here we go for our 25th album, released 28th March 2011.

You can pre-order the album now here.

Christmas is coming...

26 / 11 / 2010
Christmas is coming...

It should come as no surprise that here at LateNightTales we're very fond of the festive season. A roaring fire, cup of cocoa and a LateNightTales album (of course) make for a perfect winter evening. From albums, downloads and our exclusive lighting range there's something for everyone.

Here is all the information you need to make sure you receive your order before the big day.
Australia / China - 5th Dec

USA / Japan - 10th Dec

Europe - 15th Dec

UK - 18th Dec

Also don't forget our special offer discount code to receive 20% off all orders until the end of the year.

Just enter NIGHT2010 at the checkout stage.

LateNightTales at Wax Jambu, London - Sunday 7th November

07 / 10 / 2010
LateNightTales at Wax Jambu, London
Sunday 7th November
8pm - 1am
Come along, it's FREE!
144-145 Upper Street
London N1 1QY

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Late Night Tales live in Mexico

01 / 10 / 2010
Late Night Tales live in Mexico
Versalles 52
Esquina General Prim. Colonia Juárez

Date: 8th October

At The Movies launch at Wax Jambu, London

17 / 08 / 2010
Our residency at Wax Jambu in Islington continues with a Sunday evening of music to celebrate the release of AtTheMovies.

Come along, it's FREE!
144-145 Upper Street
London N1 1QY

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Under The Stars with Late Night Tales...

02 / 08 / 2010

London's most beautiful open-air cinema is back for 2010, as Film4 Summer Screen returns to the glorious Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House.

A cornerstone of the city's cinematic calendar, the ten-day series takes in everything from recent blockbusters to cult classics, joyful musicals to chilling thrillers - all delivered on a state-of-the-art screening set-up with full surround sound.

Share with LateNightTales the full emotional and dramatic power of Peter Weirs classic Napoleonic tale of life on the high seas starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany and Billy Boyd. Master and Commander was nominated for 10 Oscars, and walked away with Best Cinematography and Best Sound Effects Editing.

The LateNightTales soundsystem will provide the support music between 7.30pm and 9pm before battle commences!

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24 hours of music!

21 / 07 / 2010
For a very limited time we give you the rare opportunity to purchase the full collection in one box, 23 albums including the website exclusive "cover versions", to purchase these individually would cost well over £200.

From the debut from Fila Brazillia's instant Another Late Night classic right up to this years "compilation of the year" from The Cinematic Orchestra, along with recent Glastonbury faves Groove Armada, Turin Brakes & the mighty Flaming Lips. See what inspired Nouvelle Vague's recent "Best Of" collection and delve into Jamiroquai's Jay Kay's glove box of music treats, there's something here for everyone from the decade's Rolls Royce of Compilations...

Look back, look forward, relax and enjoy...

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LateNightTales Live - Sunday 30th May

17 / 05 / 2010
We're Back!

After the great success of our last outing at Islington's Wax Jambu we return for another bank holiday Late Night session...expect a superb and eclectic soundtrack throughout the night with more surprise special guests.

Plus it's all FREE!
144-145 Upper Street
London N1 1QY

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The Cinematic Orchestra exclusive soundtrack mix is back

25 / 04 / 2010
As if the album wasn't enough we've got an extra treat for all the fans out there. Just added to the Exclusive Mixes page we have an exclusive 'soundtrack mix' from The Cinematic Orchestra.

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LateNightTales Live - Sunday 4th April

25 / 03 / 2010

To celebrate the release of Cinematic Orchestra's new addition to our series we head to Wax Jambu in Islington to ease us out of the Easter weekend for a free party, come and join us for some cool laid back grooves.

New mix from Beck!

04 / 02 / 2010
We have an addition to the ever growing collection of exclusive mixes and it comes in the form of a 34 minute mix from the mighty Beck.

We're really chuffed to get this as he's such a talented (and busy) artist and fits in perfectly with LateNightTales.

You can listen to it now here.

Gary Numan joins LateNightTales for an exclusive mix...

01 / 12 / 2009

Yes, that's right, we've secured an exclusive mix from the one and only Gary Numan.

Numan is considered to be one of the pioneers of commercial electronic music and has been described as the "King of synthpop" Numan is widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (with Tubeway Army) and "Cars".

His signature style combines gloomy themes of depersonalisation and alienation, this special "Late Night" mix sees Gary delve deep in his musical box of tricks!

Check out the mix now here.

Snow Patrol perform 'New Sensation' at 75 years of Maida Vale

01 / 11 / 2009
To celebrate 75 years of Maida Vale studios in London, there's been some very special performances by some of the world's biggest artists.

On 30th October Snow Patrol took to the stage to play some hits as well as their cover of INXS's 'New Sensation' which is featured exclusively on their LateNightTales compilation.

Check out the video below.

LateNightTales Launch Party with Snow Patrol!

13 / 10 / 2009
To celebrate the recent release of another fine LateNightTales collection we welcome compilers Tom and Gary from Snow Patrol for a very special DJ Set at London’s best boozer, The Old Queens Head. The album features everything from Holy Ghost! to Terry Callier and expect a superb and eclectic soundtrack for tonight's proceedings, especially with Richard from Belle & Sebastian also on the bill.

LateNightTales Launch Party
Friday 13th November
The Old Queens Head
Snow Patrol (DJ Set)
Plus special guests
Belle & Sebastian (DJ Set)
The Old Queens Head
44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN
8pm - 2am
Free Entry

Snow Patrol join the LateNightTales legacy.

18 / 09 / 2009
Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol are set to join an illustrious group of artists who have been given the chance to delve into their record collection and produce their Late Night Tales.

Ever the purveyors of left-field rock, funk and soul music Tom and Gary have put together a 70 minute mix tape indulging in artists as diverse as Captain Beefheart to A Tribe Called Quest, John Martyn to DJ Food.

The album will be released in the UK on 28th September and in the US on 20th October and as always with ‘Late Night Tales’ the creators have recorded an exclusive cover version for the album, with the Patrol choosing New Sensation by INXS.

To wet your appetite you can listen to an exclusive mini-mix created by the duo, featuring tracks not found on the Late Night Tales album.

To access the mini-mix click HERE.

Get busy living, or get busy dying....popcorn optional

18 / 09 / 2009
London's most beautiful open-air cinema is back for 2009, as Film4 Summer Screen returns to the glorious Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House.

A cornerstone of the city's cinematic calendar, the ten-day series takes in everything from recent blockbusters to cult classics, joyful musicals to chilling thrillers - all delivered on a state-of-the-art screening set-up with full surround sound.

Share with LateNightTales the full emotional and dramatic power of one of the most popular films ever made with 2000 fellow fans. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins may be locked up in a formidable prison, but this is one of cinema's great acts of escapism.

The LateNightTales soundsystem will provide the support music for one of the all time best films ever made "The Shawshank Redemption" between 7.30pm and 9pm.

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Cinematic Orchestra Mix

17 / 09 / 2009
Exclusive mix from Cinematic Orchestra.

Make sure you check out the mixes section for a brand new exclusive mix from future compiler Cinematic Orchestra. Featuring tracks that may or may not make it on to the final album, (you'll just have to wait and see...), this special selection is a perfect taster for the upcoming album. Enjoy.

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LateNightTales goes to Latitude

18 / 09 / 2009
LateNightTales goes to Latitude

We are very pleased to announce we will be hosting a night of live music, DJs and visuals on Friday 17th July at the wonderful Latitude Festival in Suffolk. For those that haven’t been there, this is an oasis of a festival with great comedy, music, dancing in the woods, tasty food and general good vibes, perfect for LateNightTales to set up camp for the weekend.

We are also pleased to have our friends Turin Brakes playing a very special acoustic set, Chris from Belle & Sebastian come and play some a fine selection of records and our Manchester counterparts B-Music aka Dom Thomas and Andy Votel come and take us on the continental prog pop pilgrimage (whatever that may be). Get your tickets fast because this sells out every year.

Come and see us in the music and film arena on Friday.

More info & tickets here LATITUDE vs. LateNightTales