Gondwana Records is an Independent record label based in Manchester, UK. Founded by Matthew Halsall in 2008 the label has gone on to release music by Dwight Trible, GoGo Penguin, John Ellis, Mammal Hands, Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, Noya Rao, Phil France and Portico Quartet. The label has won a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, DJ Shadow, Mr Scruff and Bonobo.
Pre-order Noya Rao's debut album 'Icaros' on CD / LP / DL

Pre-order Noya Rao’s debut album ‘Icaros’ on CD / LP / DL

Purveyors of enigmatic dreamscapes and organic, danceable electronica, Leeds-based, electronic-soul quartet Noya Rao release their debut album, Icaros, on Friday 24th November on Gondwana Records. Noya Rao are producer Tom Henry, bassist Jim Wiltshire, drummer Matt Davies and vocalist Olivia Bhattacharjee and their debut Icaros takes the listener on a journey through the band’s unique sound-world from fragile beauty and dreamy space-jazz to trippy disco...
Pre-order - Mammal Hands - Shadow Work on CD / LP / DL

Pre-order – Mammal Hands – Shadow Work on CD / LP / DL

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands unleash their third album, Shadow Work: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. Recorded at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, it is the result of 18 months of intensive touring and mammoth writing sessions. The energy from their exhilarating live performances...
Out Now - Mr. Scruff Vs Phil France: Joy of Brass Remixes 12" / DL

Out Now – Mr. Scruff Vs Phil France: Joy of Brass Remixes 12″ / DL

With a career that spans over two decades Manchester DJ Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff needs little introduction. He is regularly cited as a source of inspiration for many of the world’s up and coming artists through his eclectic approach to both DJing and creating music. We are proud to...
Portico Quartet's new album 'Art in the Age of Automation' is out now on CD/LP/DL

Portico Quartet’s new album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’ is out now on CD/LP/DL

The wait is finally over! Portico Quartet’s new album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’ is out now on Gondwana Records on CD / LP / Digital formats, featuring the singles ‘Endless’ and ‘A Luminous Beam’. Portico Quartet Art in the Age of Automation CD // LP // Digital Out...
Listen to Portico Quartet's new single 'Endless'

Listen to Portico Quartet’s new single ‘Endless’

Listen to Portico Quartet’s new single ‘Endless’ from their latest album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’, which will be released on Gondwana Records on CD/LP/DL on 25th August 2017.
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Watch GoGo Penguin's performance on Later with Jools Holland

Watch GoGo Penguin’s performance on Later with Jools Holland

  Watch GoGo Penguin’s performance on Later with Jools Holland on BBC Two on Friday 26th September 2014. The show also features Mary J Blige, Marianne Faithfull, Band of Skulls, First Aid Kit and Idris Elba.
GoGo Penguin's v2.0 album is a Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014 Album of the Year

GoGo Penguin’s v2.0 album is a Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014 Album of the Year

Gondwana Records are pleased to announce that GoGo Penguin‘s v2.0 album has been shortlisted for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014. It’s one of twelve albums selected for Albums of the Year, other artists include: Anna Calvi, Bombay Bicycle Club, Damon Albarn, East India Youth, FKA twigs, Jungle, Kate Tempest, Nick Mulvey, Polar Bear, Royal Blood and Young Fathers.
Check out this amazing video by new signing Mammal Hands!!

Check out this amazing video by new signing Mammal Hands!!

Mammal Hands debut album will be released on Gondwana Records on Monday 15th September 2014. You can pre-order the album on CD / DL formats online here: https://gondwanarecords.bandcamp.com/
GONDCD011 - Mammal Hands release their debut album 'Animalia' on Gondwana Records!!

GONDCD011 – Mammal Hands release their debut album ‘Animalia’ on Gondwana Records!!

We are very pleased to announce that our latest signing Mammal Hands will release their debut album ‘Animalia’ on Gondwana Records on Monday 15th September. You can pre-order the album on CD / DL formats online below:
GoGo Penguin's drummer (Rob Turner) talks to Rhythm Magazine

GoGo Penguin’s drummer (Rob Turner) talks to Rhythm Magazine

Here’s a great feature on Rob Turner and GoGo Penguin in a recent issue of Rhythm Magazine. Click the link to read: http://issuu.com/gogopenguin/docs/rhythmmagazine2014/0   
Listen to GoGo Penguin's mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide show (GPWW901)

Listen to GoGo Penguin’s mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide show (GPWW901)

GoGo Penguin select songs that have influenced and excited them recently on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show:
Jamie Cullum interviews GoGo Penguin on BBC Radio 2 to hear

Jamie Cullum interviews GoGo Penguin on BBC Radio 2 to hear

Tune in from 7pm tonight to Jamie Cullum‘s show on BBC Radio 2 to hear a special interview GoGo Penguin recorded earlier this year… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0460tcm
Watch this album preview for Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra's new release

Watch this album preview for Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra’s new release

Sound clips and footage taken from Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra ‘When The World Was One’ recording sessions.
GOND010 - Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - When The World Was One (2014)

GOND010 – Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One (2014)

RELEASE ALERT!! Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra’s new album ‘When The World Was One’ is out now on CD / VINYL / DL formats. You can order online from our Bandcamp shop here.                              
New Matthew Halsall dj mix now up on soundcloud

New Matthew Halsall dj mix now up on soundcloud

Full tracklisting: 1. Tony Scott – Is Not All One? 2. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Kiyomizu-Dera 3. Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger 4. The Souljazz Orchestra – East Flows The River 5. Duke Pearson – The Phantom 6. Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Make Me Stronger 7. Kelan Phil Cohran...
Here’s the third instalment of Matthew Halsall’s monthy dj mix series.

Here’s the third instalment of Matthew Halsall’s monthy dj mix series.

Tracklisting: 1. Don Cherry & The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – The Queen Of Tung-Ting Lake 2. Sun Ra – That’s How I Feel 3. Tall Black Guy vs. James Brown – Pay Me Back My Money 4. Madvillain – Sickfit 5. Digable Planets – The May 4th Movement 6. Harmonic 33 – In The Beat 7....
Check out the second instalment of Matthew Halsall's new monthly dj mix series.

Check out the second instalment of Matthew Halsall’s new monthly dj mix series.

Tracklisting: 1. Don Cherry – Love Train 2. Phil Cohran and Legacy – White Nile 3. Erykah Badu – Strawberry Incense feat. Kirsten Agnesta 4. Fatima – Technology 5. Tall Black Guy vs James Brown – Funky Drummers In A Space Suit 6. INI – Square One 7. Asheru – Mood Swing feat. Talib Kweli...