Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New Jonathan Bree single 'Boombox Serenade'

Jonathan Bree (The Master of Misery) returns with an eerily creepy (but also deadpan funny) video for his new single "Boombox Serenade", which is taken from his forthcoming album Sleepwalking, due out on 8 June. 
A hybrid of a Jane Austin novel and the iconic boombox scene from Say Anything (starring John Cusack) - the video shows our masked hero galloping in on a trusty steed, wooing his love with a boombox under her window. An avante-garde structure for a pop song  the track itself stretches the boundaries musically by dropping half a tone every two bars for about 45 seconds and then repeating  itself three times, Jonathan Croons a surprisingly catchy melody over the top that ties it all together.

Jonathan has also announced a European tour in August. His only performance to date was at the Others Way Festival last year and was described as a highlight of the evening. For those who missed it the set was captured on film.

Jonathan Bree Live Dates (more TBA)
Tickets available HERE

2 August – Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
3 August – Leicester, UK - Soundhouse
4 August– London, UK – Visions Festival
6 August – Dresden, DE - Beatpool
7 August – Berlin, DE – Funkhaus
8 August – Hamburg, DE – Ms Stubnitz
9 August – Cologne, DE - Bumann Und Sohn
10 August – Schaffhausen, CH – Pool Rules
12 August – Venlo, NL - Zomerparkfest
13 August – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
14 August – Mainz, DE - Schon Schön
15 August – Luxembourg, LU - Connges Annules
16 August – Lucerne, CH – Parterre
17 August – Zürich, CH - Zukunft
18 August – Dornstadt, DE - Obstwiesen Festival
19 August – Jena, DE – Trafo
22 August – Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
23 August – Nantes, FR - Back To Garage
24 August – Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
30 August – Gdansk, Poland - Club B90 / Festival

Thursday, April 19, 2018

You're So Cool T Shirts!

The shirt we've all been waiting for 'Jonathan Bree - You're So Cool' shirts with awesome design by Steven Rhodes.

Available in multiple women and men sizes. Order yours today here

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Scott Mannion releases new single 'Not Exactly Deep'

Following on from the popular "Your Kinda Love", Lil' Chief Records presents "Not Exactly Deep" - the second single from Scott Mannion of the Tokey Tones forthcoming solo album "Loving Echoes".

You can listen to Not Exactly Deep on Spotify , Apple Music, Google Play, Bandcamp and a lot of other places.

Written while Scott was living in Wales it was later recorded and produced by Scott and Ryan McPhun (of the Ruby Suns) over the course of 2 years between Auckland, Norway and Spain.

The video for Not Exactly Deep is shot on Super 8 and directed by Rosalía Hernández of The Urban Spaceman Productions. It was filmed in and around Chelva, a medieval Spanish mountain town where Scott now lives, and it features some mysterious characters decked out in costumes (made by Emily Zuch) chilling out near a 2,000 year old aqueduct.

Like 'Your Kinda Love', 'Not Exactly Deep' is a beautiful pop song, but it's strange fragmented production reminds me of a Beach Boys weird album track crossed with some of that BBC Radiophonic Workshop stuff, aka very cool.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jonathan Bree Unmasks New Music Video for Say You Love Me Too

Jonathan Bree has released a music video for new single Say You Love Me Too.

The video features the mysterious masked band tracking in the studio..........

'Say You Love Me Too' is the second single from Jonathan's third album 'Sleepwalking' due for release in March 2018. You can preorder a 7 inch featuring this song plus 'You're So Cool' exclusively from the Lil' Chief Webstore.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Jonathan Bree releases new single 'Say You Love Me Too' so we pressed a 7 inch with You're So Cool

Jonathan Bree has released another single 'Say You Love Me Too'  from his forthcoming album due in 2018. You can listen now on Spotify, iTunes or Bandcamp.

'Say You Love Me Too' is the the follow up single to the popular You're So Cool - and it's creepy video certainly seems to have made an impact.  The track features guest vocals from Catalonian musician Clara Viñals (from Renaldo and Clara).  Clara is one of four guest vocalists on the album - the other three remain a mystery, needless to say some interesting duets can be expected.

We're excited to announce we are pressing a limited run of 300 7-inches with double A sides You're So Cool / Say You Love Me Too. Preorders are advised preorder your copy here while stock lasts for shipping in December.

And stay tuned for another creepy video featuring the mysterious masked band.......

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Lil' Chief Turns 15 So We Pressed The Brunettes Holding Hands on LP

It's officially 15 years and one day... to the day that Lil' Chief released our first album 'The Brunettes - Holding Hands Feeding Ducks".  To celebrate we have pressed it on vinyl - there are 150 copies hand numbered available from our webstore.   The vinyl is blue and white splatter and looks amazing.

There are also a few copies at Marbecks records.


Lil' Chief was founded in 2002 by Jonathan Bree and Scott Mannion. They essentially founded the label to release their own albums - but it soon grew into a pop collective that has gone on to create some of the coolest albums of the last fifteen years.

Friday, August 25, 2017

New Jonathan Bree Single 'You're So Cool'

Jonathan Bree has released a new single today 'You're So Cool'.
You can listen on Spotify, Apple MusiciTunes or Bandcamp.

Jonathan will be playing his first live show at Others Way Festival on Sep 1, with a twelve piece orchestrette (two members admittedly just groove around dancing the entire time).

Fans of the fourth Brunettes lineup class of 2003 will be pleased to see him and James Milne playing live together again.

You're So Cool is from Jonathan's forthcoming third album scheduled to drop in February 2018.