Cornershop - England Is A Garden

Ample Play
(AMP129-2: 5065001652356/AMP129-1: 5065001652349)



Release date: 3/6/2020

Limited edition of 1000 blue & yellow vinyl 2xLP. Also CD.
Last 30 copies of 2xLP until re-press in March. 

Listen to and watch the videos for ‘No Rock: Save In Roll’ here

“A Stones-gone-Purple riff forged in up-to-the-minute desperation and an empowering memory of the heavy music that soundtracked Midlands life when Singh and Ayres first connected at college in Preston, Lancashire.” David Fricke, Rolling Stone, USA

In the latest of a series of albums that have mirrored the exceptional story of the band itself, Cornershop return with a new album ‘England Is A Garden’ on March 6th 2020 on Ample Play Records.  It is an album that strides in an upbeat fashion, to deliver a full listening experience, bringing songs of experience, empire, protest and humour, steeped in the way only Tjinder Singh would come with.

Listen to a first taste of the album now, ‘No Rock: Save In Roll’, that is to say that there is not one without the other, that rock, for all its focus on death is the saviour of life.

The anvil here is music itself, and a celebration of Tjinder’s birth place - The Black Country, which also gave birth to heavy metal that has gone on to influence the world to dirty rock, whether the streets are lined with pylons or palm trees, the Black Country has allowed us to see things differently. 

So the sound here goes back to Englands’ Midlands with two thumbs up to the feeling of hearing heavy metal from the back of a stage, as we all ride on and await the female backing vocals of our song to come in.

1. St Marie Under Canon
2. Slingshot
3. No Rock: Save In Roll
4. Everywhere That Wog Army Roam
5. King Kongs
6. Highly Amplified
7. England Is A Garden
8. Cash Money
9. Morning Ben
10. I’m A Wooden Soldier
11. One Uncareful Lady Owner
12. The Holy Name


“The quintessential 21st century pop group” ​ MOJO

“Clever and engaging, happily detached from the mainstream – an admirable way to continue down an improbable career path”​ ​ The Guardian

“Cultural critique you can dance to”​  The Independent

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