This Is Pop instrumental game-changer!


Joe Carhart produced our video for This Is Pop and here he is in a different guise, changing the barbecue game with the instrumental version of This Is Pop bouncing along in the background. Watch now.

Goodbye George


We were saddened and shocked to learn that Jiří Kominek, or George as he was more widely known, a founding member of Latimer House and our drummer on All The Rage, passed away earlier today from injuries sustained during a fall down a flight of steps in the early hours.

Joe and George had known each other for years before George mentioned his drumming, in 2010.  They started jamming around fragments of old and new song ideas in a sticky old rehearsal room in Prague's Zizkov district.  They could never find a bass player but after a few months George had the bright idea of calling Mike, and out of that Latimer House started to form, a process that completed when the trio were in another sticky rehearsal room making a racket when they heard some amazing keyboards emanating from the next rehearsal booth... enter Anar.

The band's regular rehearsal routine was Mike collecting Joe and his guitars in his motor and then picking up George and his snare and hi-hat. As George clambered into the car the air would thicken with the smell of tobacco and his inventive profanities. Fortified by their regular pre-rehearsal munch on Balkan sausages from Zizkov's Bosnian grill house, the band worked on a dozen or more songs until they felt just about ready to go into the studio.

The photograph of George was taken in Faust studios in Prague as we were recording our first album with Derek.

Without Jiří Kominek there would arguably have been no Latimer House. And now he's gone the world is a duller place.

Rest in pease, George. May your memory be a blessing. Joe, Mike, Anar and Derek.

Alternative Avenue spins And Round Again


Old Westbury Radio at Suny College in New York gave And Round Again a spin on its first Alternative Avenue show of 2017. Thanks! Listen to the show, which has tracks from The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The Flaming Lips among others, here

Hey! number 7 in top 20 albums of 2016


We're pleased that Hey! made it into the top 20 albums of 2016 put together by Davey Hammond for The Smelly Flowerpot on Cambridge 105. Dave gave the album's Light A Candle a spin on his December 19th broadcast. There's some wonderful music in the top 20, much of which you'll not have heard of. Check out the full programme in all its eclectic glory here top 20 albums 2016. Cheers Dave!

Hey! gets a lengthy review in Sounds


Hey! get's a thumbs-up from this in-depth review in Sounds

Here Comes The Flood reviews Hey!


David Bowie, The Beatles, The Replacements, The Stranglers, Big Star and, believe it or not, Genesis are all referenced in this review of Hey! by Here Comes The Flood. Thank you Hans!

Download card with Hey!


Every vinyl copy of Hey! comes with this download card designed by artist Jon Measures.

Full length version of Light A Candle over the airwaves


Thanks to Dave Hammond for spinning the full length version of Light A Candle on his latest Smelly Flowerpot radio broadcast. As always, a great selection of tunes. Listen to the whole show here. Light A Candle is from Hey!

Dukla Prague Away Kit thinks Equity is brilliant, so there


Dukla Prague Away Kit had good things to say about Equity, our "brilliant new single". Here

Happiness is a discount store...


Heard On The Wire gave our forthcoming album Hey! a preview spin and found "uniform excellence." Wow! Read all about it right here, now: Heard On The Wire

Equity - new single out now


Equity - our brand new single is out now on Honk Records. Taken from our forthcoming album, Hey!, Equity opens with a pounding drum beat that sets the scene for a rhythmic vocal chant before the guitars kick-in and the song opens up. Anar Yusufov's melodic Fender Rhodes and bouyant vocal harmonies lift the choruses to a glorious cacophony of hooks. Honza Keller's epic-sounding cello sweeps in to take the song out, capping three minutes and 39 seconds of pop swagger. Equity is streaming on Spotify and available now from the Latimer House shop, our Bandcamp page, iTunes and Amazon. Dig it!

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Light A Candle on the radio


Light A Candle, a song from our forthcoming album Hey!, was given a spin by Jason Ross on his Bound In Music show on Croydon Radio Friday night. It was a cracking show, with a very cool vibe running throughout. Give it a listen here: And thank you, Jason. Hey! will be released soon, watch this space... new music and new art coming your way... 

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Hey! Latimer House have a new collection of songs...


We've finished mixing the songs that we've spent the last umpteen months recording for our next album, Hey! Latimer House on this record are Joe Cook (vocals & guitars), Michael Jetton (bass & guitar), Anar Yusufov (Hammond organ, grand piano, mini Moog, Rhodes) and David Landštof (drums & percussion). Our friends Jan Keller (cello), Justin Lavash (guitar),Ondřej Smeykal (didgeridoo), Tomáš Reindl (tabla), Robert Vašíček (Hammond organ) and Štěpán Zbytovský (flute & bass clarinet) all played, and played brilliantly. Josefine Cook, Yağmur Çağlar, Milena Černáková, Eleanor Wilson, and Barbora Hořejší all sang. Our master of ceremonies in the studio was Derek Saxenmeyer, who recorded and mixed our music, and played on some of it, too. The artwork for Hey! is looking super good, thanks to artist Jon Measures. We'll be unveiling Jon's work, giving our social media a bit of a facelift and - of course - releasing our new music in the not too distant future. Stay tuned here and on our social media pages for news...

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16,000 spins for This Is Pop


This Is Pop hit 16,000 spins today! Give it a listen and watch the video here. Groovy 7" in jade vinyl and fold-out poster sleeve available from the LH Store or our Bandcamp page, with the trippy sounds of Shake! on the flip.

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Strumming new songs


This week we were strumming out some new song ideas, and next week we'll be in the studio with Derek Saxenmeyer (that'll be him at the desk) to mix the 12 songs that we've recorded for Hey!, our forthcoming album... Stay tuned and watch this space!

Bubblegum (Joe Foster Remix) out now!


Latimer House return with the release of a Joe Foster remix of Bubblegum, the sneering psycho-baroque-pop closer on their debut album, All The Rage.

Foster strips the song down to the central cello riff and underpins it with a relentless beat, leaving the vocal to talk its way through the verse before tripping into reverb in the outgoing refrain.

“The spoken vibe is a sort of word jazz thing, where Rex Harrison meets the Last Poets! And the incessant metal box drums get to one after a while,” says Joe.

Bubblegum (Joe Foster Remix) is available as a digital download from the Latimer House shop, our Bandcamp page, iTunes and Amazon.

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Here Comes The Flood blog Bubblegum!


Thanks to Hans at Here Comes The Flood for posting about our new release, Bubblegum (Joe Foster Remix). Visit


Bubblegum remix on the way


A remix of Bubblegum, the closing track on All The Rage, is on its way...

Hey! What's going on?


We're on the home straight and approaching the finishing line for our new album, Hey! Over the last few days we've added Hammond, cello, a bit of fretless bass, yet more guitars, and vocals to the newest batch of four songs that we're recording with Derek Saxenmeyer in Prague's Faust Studio. We now have a dozen numbers completed or near completion... just a bit more crooning to do, and then we move to mixing. We've even got John at IWANTdesign working on some artwork for Hey!... so we must be close! 

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This Is Pop on The June Brides radio mixtape


Phil Wislon from The June Brides spins This Is Pop in his mixtape for the Voice of Cassandra, as broadcast from Israel, France and Greece. Click here for great tunes from Latimer House, The Soft Boys, Orange Juice, The Pastels, The Modern Lovers, Paul McCartney and more! the-june-brides

Music Town records in Prague now stock Latimer House


Latimer House vinyl and CDs are now stocked at Jakub's great record shop Music Town, in Prague near the TV Tower!

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We were back in the studio earlier this month with David Landstof on drums and Derek Saxenmeyer at the desk to record four new songs. We now have 12 songs in the works for our forthcoming album, which we'll probably call Hey! Working song titles, in alphabetical order, are Around Again, Big Sleep, Content, Crossroads, Equity, Fall, Hey!, Jigsaw, Light A Candle, Oh Yeah, Orange Light and Trick. 

The Is Pop


Our first single This Is Pop passed 12,000 plays on our Soundcloud page! Go to our Soundcloud link on the Contact page and give it a spin. We still have some copies of the 7" single, pressed on jade vinyl and wrapped in a groovy fold out sleeve, This Is Pop / Shake! is available from our shop and from Rough Trade.

Guitars last week, vocals next week


It's all go at Latimer House! Last week we went into Faust Studios for a couple of great sessions with Derek Saxenmeyer, our recording engineer and co-producer, and finished all the guitar-work on the songs that will form our next album. Next week we're back in there again to record the vocals, which leaves us just enough time to do a final edit of the song lyrics...

Hey! Latimer House are back in the studio this week


Hey! We take our guitars into the recording studio this week for some work on our latest set of songs.

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Songs From Under The Floorboard


Thanks to Dave Cantrell in Portland, Oregon, for spinning This Is Pop on his Post-holiday, Post-punk Mood Elevators broadcast on January 2nd.

A glance at the playlist suggests that we're in good company, here's an extract:  XTC this is pop (1978 Kid Jensen Show) LATIMER HOUSE this is pop (All The Rage, 2013) SQUEEZE cool for cats (Cool For Cats, 1979) BUZZCOCKS real world (Love Bites, 1978) MONOCHROME SET march of the eligible bachelors (Eligible Bachelors, 1982) JOHN COOPER CLARKE 36 hours (Snap, Crackle & Bop, 1980)...

All The Rage in SeeSound Top 10 Albums of 2014


Those fine people of taste and distinction at British music blog have named our album All The Rage in their 2014 Top 10 Albums. We're very pleased about that! Visit Seesound

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Single of the Week in Stereo Embers Magazine


This Is Pop is like a "breezy stroll through the rock-pop pantheon” and a “nearly perfect single,” say Stereo Embers Magazine, giving it Single of the Week status. We’re chuffed! Read the rave review here

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Rough Trade


Rough Trade stock Latimer House vinyl and CDs at their London shops and their online store. What a wonderful record shop! roughtrade

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In The Studio November 2014


That'll be Michael Jetton playing bass guitar!

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In The Studio


Latimer House are back in the studio this month recording NEW material!

Birdcage Walk, Until Then & Splash! reviewed by Geyser


"With a sound that falls somewhere between The Talking Heads and Syd Barrett, Until Then is a grooving track from beginning to end, full of potent lyrics and danceable riffs," says US blog Geyser Music as it reviews Birdcage Walk, Until Then and Splash! Read the full review here

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Latimer House sit Underground Examinations


Latimer House ‘All The Rage’ Underground Examinations Music Review

"Guitar-driven pop quartet Latimer House, has released their debut album, All The Rage. Beginning back in 2010, the band brought together their music influences of the 60’s and 70’s to create a mixture of sounds that land them somewhere between The Strokes and The Smiths. Love it or hate it, like it or not, here is All The Rage."

Read the full article here


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7inches reviews Birdcage Walk and Until Then


Jason Egan's brilliant 7inches blog, dedicated solely to the fine art of 7" vinyl singles, lends an ear to Birdcage Walk and Until Then. Read what he has to say here

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Norman Records stock All The Rage


One of Britain's finest independent online record retailers, Norman Records, has had the good sense to stock the vinyl version of All The Rage. Norman Record's Clinton had this to say here