A Twickenham record shop is embarking on a new venture, by launching a new label.

Eel Pie Records have launched Eel Pie Records: The Label. The first release, Buffalo Blood, comes out tomorrow (February 15).

Buffalo Blood, the album, was born in the heart of the New Mexico desert, recorded on location at La Plaza Blanca, Echo Canyon, and around Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu; where Breaking Bad was filmed.

The songs and music of Buffalo Blood are the musicians' response to the area where it was recorded: of living and working in the place.

Eel Pie Records co-owners Phil Penman and Kevin Jones first began working together to promote live events in Twickenham for artists on Penman’s former label.

Putting on live music together was a key stage on their road to opening a record shop. Both being Twickenham residents, they are dedicated to keeping the town’s historic spirit as a hive of music alive.

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Buffalo Blood is out tomorrow (February 15).

From London’s 60s rock scene to the home of the Bella Union label in the noughties, Twickenham holds an important place in music history.

With its home-grown record shop becoming a label, Twickenham retains this place on the worldwide musical map.

Buffalo Blood is the collaboration of former Drumfire artist Dean Owens and US musicians Neilson Hubbard, Joshua Britt and Audrey Spillman.

Owens has performed several times in Twickenham at venues such as the Cabbage Patch while on Drumfire and was eager to work with Penman again with this latest project.

On Saturday 16 February, Eel Pie Records is hosting a free event in the shop on Church Street to celebrate Buffalo Blood’s release.

Attendees will get to see an exclusive video presentation, including interviews with Buffalo Blood band members and live footage of their recordings made in the heart of the New Mexico desert.

The evening will continue with a full playback of the album on vinyl on a top quality sound system.

Listen to Buffalo Blood on Soundcloud or pre-order the album here.