The Soft Pack’s debut album out today!

The Soft Pack in Paris shot by Steve Gullick 7/11/09

The most exciting young band in America right now’ Rough Trade

The Soft Pack were aiming to make the perfect 30-minute debut – and if by ‘perfect’ you mean ‘solid, fun and well-crafted’, well, they have.’ NME

Melding with the brittle charms of The Modern Lovers and Wire with a muscular garage-rock dynamism’ **** Mojo
’Short but extremely sharp’ **** Q

Sometimes you need to believe a scene or movement will save your life. Other times, there’s nothing wrong being casually blown away by a record like The Soft Pack’ 8/10 Drowned in Sound

We are delighted to announce that today The Soft Pack release their debut album on Heavenly. Having built up quite a buzz last year with a handful of 7″ singles, UK live shows & an E.P release on Merok, they locked in to a studio in Brooklyn with Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys (who has also produced Jawbox, Obits, Secret Machines, amongst others to pump up & power out a debut album worthy of the hype.

HVNLP 76 ‘The Soft Pack’ is also Heavenly’s first independent release since parting company with EMI & we couldn’t think of a more fitting salute to sticking it to the man than this. Watch this space for part 2 when next week we release the superb new album by Mercury award nominated Fionn Regan & part 3 later in the Spring when we unveil the new Magic Numbersalbum.

Click here to buy The Soft Pack from;

Rough Trade

Record Store (with Tote Bag & badges)



The Soft Pack are back playing live in the UK this month including 2 re-scheduled gigs from the end of last year when Matty the lead gutarist got bronchitis. Joining them on tour is the must see support band BANJO OR FREAKOUT:

London Borderline (February 12)
Southampton Joiners (13)
Brighton Freebutt (14)
Bristol Cooler (15)
Cardiff Barfly (17)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (19)
Liverpool Korova (20)
Newcastle Cluny (22)
Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (23)
Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (24)
Leeds Rocket (25)
Nottingham Bodega (26)
Birmingham Academy 3 (27)

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