Set to Fade

Big Ugly Fish RecordingsThe hosting for BUF Recordings runs out in a matter of months, we will not be re-newing the service. All our good work from over the past 3+ years is now archived here in this blog. The shop is in the process of moving too. You’ll find the remainder of our stock on Bandcamp. There are limited quantities of The Stormy Petrel and Live in Melbourne Vinyl LP’s left, both in red vinyl, so get them while you can before you have to pay a small fortune for them on eBay. You can find them here:

We are keeping the BUF Facebook Page as a point of contact if anyone has any queries and don’t forget there are two excellent active Leatherface Facebook pages here and here.

Operations are winding down due to other music projects and commitments outside the music industry.

BUF would like to thank everyone who visited us, bought music and merchandise from us, watched the bands on our small independent label and, those who continue to listen to the great music we were so privileged to be associated with.

We recommend HDQ’s new album Lost in Translation:

The Sainte Catherines:

The Leatherface site will remain as an archive as it is and will be updated with archive material as we receive it, if you have anything to contribute to the archive, the gallery or can recommend a high quality video please contact us via Facebook here.

Paul and Graeme @ BUF Recordings.


Produit de Qualité Inférieure

It has been brought to our attention that there is a bootleg just been released and is allegedly being distributed by a well known company.

We can categorically confirm this bootleg release is nothing to do with either Leatherface or Big Ugly Fish Recordings. It is unlikely that any of the band will receive any payment from the sale of such releases.

We ask all true fans of the band’s music to avoid such inferior products. The official releases can only be bought from reputable traders or direct from Big Ugly Fish Recordings’ website.

The Sainte Catherines Launch Photobook

It’s finally here! What is? Well, The Sainte Catherines are only going to be printing 200 copies of a 46 pages photobook. These previously unreleased pictures were taken by photographer Jimmi Francoeur during the recording sessions for their last album Fire Works, back in 2010. When you purchase the book, you instantly get to download two new songs and three bonus acoustic tracks. Plus you’ll get the Fire Works Deluxe Edition CD inserted in the photobook when we ship it out in April.

Bonus tracks:
14. Leaving El Rancho, 15. Torture Of A Kiss, 16. Ben Mieux D’Même, 17. We Used To Be In Love (Pale Moonlight edit), 18. Reinventing Ron Hextall (I Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye) (Tim Thomas At The White House remix).

Released: April 2012. $30 + shipping. Preorder your copy direct from

Leatherface European Tour 2nd Leg

Leatherface - European Tour 2nd LegMarch

Saturday 17th – The Farmhouse, 11 Dover Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3HD, UK. Doors 8:30pm. £5 Entry.

Sunday 18th – Festival Ben Salad, Fort de Tourneville, Le Tetris, Le Havre, France.

Monday 19th – Bodega Amaya, Place Keruscun, 29200 Br, Brest, France . Doors 7:30pm.

Tuesday 20th – Heretic Club, Bordeaux, France.

Wednesday 21st – La Antigua Estacion, Oviedo, Spain.

Thursday 22nd – Gruta 77, Calle del Cuclillo, 6, 28019 Madrid, Spain. Entry €8 / €10.

Friday 23rd – Sala Mogambo, Calle de Azkuene17, 20110 Pasaia, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.

Saturday 24th – Estraperlo Club del Ritme, Isidre Nonell 9, 08911 Badalona, Barcelona, Spain.

Sunday 25th – Teatre Casino La Unió, Calle de Catalunya, 15, 17411 Vidreres, Spain.

Monday 26th – Le Dynamo, Toulouse, France.

Tueday 27th – Le Mojomatic, Montpellier, France.

Wednesday 28th – Tapas, Nice, France.

Thursday 29th – Le Moloko, Geneve, France.

Friday 30th – Saturday 31st – Avatarium Festival, St. Etienne, Rhône-Alpes, France.

Sat. March 31st – Maison de Quartier, St Serge, Angers, France. Doors 20:30. Tickets €9.80.


Sunday 1st April Les Combustibles, 14, rue Abel, 75012 Paris, France. Doors 8:00pm. Entry €8.

Monday 2nd – De Rots, Melkmarkt 11, Antwerpen, Belgium, 2000. Doors 7:00pm.

Wednesday 4th – Minster’s Bar, 23-29 Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HL. Entry £7.00

Leatherface European Tour Dates 2012

February 2012Leatherface Live

Friday 3rd – Portland Arms, Cambridge. £7.00. Doors 8pm.

Saturday 4th – Jeugdhuis OHK, Christinastraat 113, 8400 Oostende. Doors 7:30pm.

Sunday 5th – Vortex Musik Club, Auf den Hütten 4, 57076 Siegen, Germany. Doors 8:00pm. Tel: +49-(0)157-74744160.

Monday 6th – Au, In der Au 14-16, 60489 Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany

Tuesday 7th – Alte Mälzerei, Galgenbergstraße 20, 93053 Regensburg, Germany. Tel: 0941-788810

Wednesday 8th – Chapeau Rouge, Jakubská 2, Praha, Czech Republic. Doors 8:00pm. Tel: +420 603 257 718.

Thursday 9th – Jazzga, Piotrkowska 17, 90-508 Łódź, Poland. Doors 8:00pm. Tel: + 48 42 630 27 44.

Friday 10th – Ucho, Świętego Piotra 2, 81-347 Gdynia, Poland. Doors 7:30pm.

Saturday 11th – Roko Baras Bix, Lithuania.

Sunday 12th – Nabaklab, Zigfrīda Annas Meierovica bulvāris 12, LV-1050 Rīga, Latvia.

Monday 13th – Sotsiaalkeskus Ülase12, Ülase 12, 10613 Tallinn, Estonia.

Wednesday 15th – Klubi, Tullikamarin Aukio 2, 33101 Tampere, Finland. Tel: +358-(0)3-3439933.

Thursday 16th – Bar Loose, Annankatu 21, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. Tel: (09) 586 1819.

Friday 17th – Klubi, Humalistonkatu 8, 20100 Turku, Finland. Tel: +358 2 231 2155.

Saturday 18th – Musta Kynnys, Hannikaisenkatu 16 (Vanha Rautatieasema)
FIN-40100 Jyväskylä, Finland. Tel: +358 (0)40 145 4470

Monday 20th – Café Blitz, Pilestredet 30c, 0166 Oslo, Norway.

Thursday 23rd – Bakken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Door 8:00pm. 50Kr.

Friday 24th – 1000 Fryd, Aalborg, Denmark.

Saturday 25th – Volksbad, Schiffbrücke 67, 24939 Flensburg, Germany.

Sunday 26th – Schlachthof, Findorffstraße 51, 28215 Bremen, Germany. Tel: +49 421 377750.

Monday 27th – Gleis 22, Hafenstraße 34, 48153 Münster, Germany. Doors 8:30pm.

N.R.F.B Featuring Frankie NW Stubbs

NRFBN.R.F.B (Nuclear Raped Fuck Bomb) is a collaboration of Frankie Stubbs (Leatherface), Jens Rachut (Kommando Sonne-Nmilch), Thomas Wenzel (Die Sterne, Die Goldenen Zitronen) and Mense Reents (Stella, Egoexpress). The 7 songs of this record, alternated sung by Frankie Stubbs, Jens Rachut and the female voice of Lisa Hagmeister are a wild and insane mix of punk rock with electronic influences, techno, flamenco-guitars and spoken words. Surrounded by strange lyrics and unbelievable stories in german and english this is perhaps the strangest independent/punk-record in 2011 far beyond any genre limits.

The highlights include the title track ‘NRFB’ where Frankie takes over the lead vocals, the song ‘The Tank Driver’, which is a command performance par excellence and the final piece ‘Schaffel’, a driving mid-tempo number even with flamenco guitar work. A great disc, which reveals its true greatness only after repeated listening. The cover artwork is a photograph of four military amputees using donkeys to assist in mobility and is an enigma in itself.

The CD (Available here) comes with a chic matte gold-plated pressure digi-pack with booklet text. The matte gold-coated cover of the limited LP edition comes coloured inner bag with lyrics in olive green / brown vinyl (Available here).