care in the community recordings
Release date
5 Oct 2009
Running length
13 tracks
Running time



    Track     Duration Listeners
1 A Failed Scheme 2:48 36
2 Little Shop 2:59 28
3 You Know Not 4:33 25
4 Dirt Track 3:07 25
5 Hatbox 2:48 31
6 the happiness blues 3:59 21
7 Don't 2:13 18
8 Shiny Sins 4:12 29
9 The Smartest Cunt 3:02 19
10 The Animal's Claw 3:45 57
11 She's coming back 3:08 20
12 The Hungarian Ladybug 3:00 22
13 Tardis 4:33 36

About this album

Artist: Lark
Tilte: Shop
Format: Limited Heavyweight 12” Vinyl / CD / Download
Released: 5th October 2009
Label: care in the community recordings

Shop is a selection of songs documenting Lark’s progression since their inception: from when artist Karl Bielik wrote and recorded 14 songs on a 4-track back in 2006 to the expanded cohesive and unpretentious sextet - Diane Bielik (keyboards), Karl Bielik (vocals), Annie Davey (percussion/ guitar), Ross McTaggart (drums), Jim Morris (bass/ guitar) and Ewan Robertson (guitar/ bass) - that rehearse and record at Terrace studios that they co-run in East London.

With influences ranging from TOM WAITS, THE CRAMPS, THE FALL AND THE DIRTY THREE, the band have released a number of un-promoted yet very well received limited 7” releases: Stuart Maconie exclaimed the band as ‘wonderful’ on his BBC6Music show, freakzone; and Rob Da Bank has invited them to play at this year’s Bestival; with Rough Trade Records giving their single, The Animal’s Claw - a wonky punk cross-over that was re-edited by DJ extrodanaire, Erol Alkan - Record of the week status and also charted as one of Alkan’s top 10 tracks of the year.

Utilising a traditional rock format assisted by an array of analogue keyboards and various other devices, many of which were purchased at the nearby Kingsland Waste market (as pictured on the album cover) their choice of live performances have been effective in building support for the band. Legendary producer Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream,Paul Weller,Ray Davies) heard them play in a local pub, and shortly after remixed their instrumental odyssey Tardis.

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