Circle fans, prick up your ears: a specialist mailorder site has been launched to make releases by Circle and their related projects available in the UK. The site, NWOFHM! is a one man operation based in Glasgow, started by photographer Alex Woodward, who currently stocks around 50 releases from 12 labels.
Woodward, who has contributed to The Wire, says "an initial vague idea of starting an English-language fan-site began to transform into something a bit grander... I knew that Ektro had abandoned their UK distribution some years earlier... as a fan, it had become increasingly expensive to source their vinyl here in the UK, and keep up with releases, new bands, and side-projects. I decided that there could be space for someone in the UK to take it upon themselves to keep on top of it all and to provide a single home for everything Circle and related."
In the longer term, Woodward says he plans to add a forum to the site, and to build the site as a source for news and discussion. Full site here.