2024 marks the 20th Anniversary of Sister 9 Recordings, and to celebrate, the first release of the year is what would/should have been the very first release (way back in 2000) by Rhys Bloodjoy's first band — lo-fi/post-punk/scuzz-rock label-founders, DOLIUM.
The "Bald Doll / Veronica Ann" AA 7-inch single did actually make it to the white label test-press stage shortly after being recorded in early 2000, but funds weren't available to manufacture it and the record was shelved.
Now, more than two decades later, the single is finally available on all digital platforms and as a "FREE/pay what you like" digital download exclusively here in the S9 Shop.
Later in the year, Sister 9 will also release a Limited Edition CD Set titled "The Products Of Our Own Demands And Commands", telling the story of the band and unearthing the roots of the label. The release will include the band’s entire discography (all newly remastered by Rhys Bloodjoy in the S9 Studio), plus many unheard recordings, including their long-lost, unreleased third album, Brother Transistor!
Reece Adamo — Vocals and Guitar
Ms De Vine — Bass and Vocals
Simon Frederick Himsworth — Drums
Bald Doll: written by Reece Adamo
Veronica Ann: written by Reece Adamo/Ms De Vine
Both tracks recorded at Axis Studios, Sheffield in early 2000
Engineered by David Turley
Additional guitar on 'Bald Doll' by Gavin Melnyk
Mastered for the 2024 release by Rhys Bloodjoy at S9 Studio
Cover pic features the actual test press of "Bald Doll / Veronica Ann"
Veronica Ann cover pic of and by Ms De Vine
Bald Doll original cover concept/design by Dolium
With special thanks to Phil Charnley & Jamie Headcharge + a big shout out to John Pedder for his support during this period and beyond. We would also like to dedicate this release to the memory of Paul Bower, whom without his influence, recording time in Axis Studios would have been way beyond our reach at the time.