Sep 1, 2014

Bernholz joins the CM Roster!


“Madonna-quoting brilliance” THE SUNDAY TIMES

“Revving up like a plane preparing to take-off” METRO

“…builds into a groovesome dance pattern reminiscent of Factory Floor” ARTROCKER

“Brave and poppy” GOD IS IN THE TV

“…has the ability to deliver something great” CMU


Bernholz is musician, sculptor and filmmaker Jez Bernholz, who composes, performs and produces experimental pop using a combination of 4 track, casio synths, digital samplers and sequencers. The
critical response to his ‘Madonna quoting’ debut single ‘Austerity Boy’ (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, 2012), established a promising first impression in UK press and radio, with support from BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson), BBC Introducing (Simon Price), and select tastemakers 20 Jazz Funk Greats.

Two years in the making, Bernholz’s debut album, How Things Are Made is now complete. Written in part as homage to legendary concept LPs such as Hounds of Love (Kate Bush, 1985), Low (David Bowie, 1977), and Big Science (Laurie Anderson, 1982); How Things Are Made is a cyclic suite of delicately layered cinematic soundscapes, contrasted against bold and fiercely catchy pop songs.

Co-released physically on CD on 29th September by Bernholz’s co-run label Anti-Ghost Moon Ray (alongside Gazelle Twin, Acquaintance, Great Pagans) & Cupboard Music, the album will be supported by European tour this Autumn supporting Gazelle Twin, beginning with an Anti-Ghost Moon Ray event, SPECTRUM, at the Dome Studio in Brighton on 26th September & Corsica Studios, London, 1st October..

May 3, 2014

‘Taster’ 2014

Taster 2014 Cover

Brand new FREE compilation featuring a huge array of bands we’ve worked with on shows or simply we just love! 100x 2CD physical editions were produced – half handed out to the queue outside Resident in Brighton on Record Store Day this year, half distributed on the door at our gigs (pick one up next time you’re at a show, make it one soon though as they’re flying out!).

Please see below to stream the compilation (no downloads, sorry!) as much as you’d like – featuring incredible stuff from Speak Galactic*, Nature Channel, Arcimago*, Bernholz*, Hot Glass, Playlounge, Tunabunny, Eugene Quell, Totem Terrors*, The Metatrons, The Hundredth Anniversary, Boat To Row, Hypnotized*, Great Pagans*, Shield Patterns, Rooster Cole*, Acquaintance, Psalm Springs*, Merlin Tonto, Scriber, Nya Shelley*, Sebastian Melmoth, Stuart O’Connor, Soft Arrows* & Future Of The Left. Those Joanna Gruesome scamps are also on the physical edition of the CD but Soundcloud thought I was trying to upload copyrighted material I didn’t have permission to use so that’s not on the stream just yet.

I hope you enjoy it, we’re all very pleased with the finished product and humbled that so many fantastic bands agreed to take part. See you at a gig soon!

* Denotes exclusive to this comp, at least until they’re released properly through other means.

Upcoming Gigs

+ Such Small Hands
+ Garden Centre
Thursday 27th July
at The Hope & Ruin
Tickets £6adv

+ More to be announced soon!

Tickets for all Cupboard Music shows are available from Resident in Brighton and online at, See Tickets and WeGotTickets.