July Record of the Month: Stephen Fretwell 'Busy Guy'

July Record of the Month: Stephen Fretwell 'Busy Guy'

An absolute masterclass in simplicity and authenticity. This really is a special album.


After an absence of 13 years Stephen Fretwell returns with his long-awaited third album, Busy Guy. Described by Fretwell as “a song cycle of sorts,” the album examines the seasons of a life, exploring fatherhood, grief and rebirth, with Fretwell’s trademark eloquence and wit. 

Busy Guy was produced by Fretwell’s close friend and Speedy Wunderground label boss, Dan Carey. They recorded the whole thing one hot July afternoon in just two hours.

It is our July Album of the Month and we recommend it very highly indeed.





+ We will be including a very limited edition lyric book with all vinyl preorders. The foreword has been written by longtime fan and current Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. 

+ Available as a limited edition in a gatefold sleeve and pressed on Transparent Pink heavyweight 180g vinyl.

+ And you see that signed test pressing? Well, we're goign to give it away. Simply preorder the album (we'll include those of you who already have) and we'll put you into the hat. There is a no purchase necessary option on our Instagram.

Read More: "I took a leap that cost me my marriage" - Read Stephen's interview with Niall Doherty in The Guardian.