10/10 according to our Ant on 28th February 2014Back in June 2013 I ended my review for Ruth White’s ‘Flowers of Evil’ reissue LP with this sentence “If her 'Seven Trumps From The Tarot Cards' LP also got a reissue I would die a…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Norman Records & All The Colours Of The Dark present Sleaford Mods @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds, March 29th 2014. NEW ALBUM LAUNCH! Max. 2 tickets per person. Online price includes £1 VAT & card fees - sorry!
9/10 according to our Clinton on 5th March 2014There just aren’t enough people with curly hair these days so good on Metronomy main-man Joseph Mount for battling ahead and sticking one in the eye of the straight hairs. I had no idea of his potential hair handi…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 7th March 2014The only box I want to put music in is my record box and yet my role as a writer here at Norman Towers in a sense dictates that I kinda have to, to some extent in order to attempt to articulate what a record sounds like to our readers. G…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Fury and Hecla is a meeting of worlds. Named after a near mid-point between the residences of artists Fieldhead and Loscil, it explores both the familiar and the foreign. Although not a collaboration in the strictest sense, sounds were shared by e…view full details.
8/10 according to our Mike on 7th March 2014This CD from the ISAN man is gorgeously packaged in an oversize book-like sleeve that won't fit in your CD rack. It really does look lovely, and having put the disc in my player I can confirm that it also sound…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Over the past year Cardinal Fuzz has brought you some great original releases. However, there are a few releases that for one reason or another never made it onto vinyl. If there is one album that deserves the Cardinal Fuzz vinyl treatme…view full details.
7/10 according to our Mike on 6th March 2014I went to see the Fat White Family live recently. I hadn't heard the album but people had been telling me that not checking it out was an oversight and they were passing through town so I thought why not? The spectacle I received for my …view full details.
10/10 according to our Nathon on 16th November 2013Months ago, back when I first started seeing this album on this site, I had it judged by its cover, title and band name. "Brilliant," I thought, "more wannabe 'Mod' twats selling that line about how important it is in working class culture to wear…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 20th February 2014One thing that keeps the momentum of music interesting for me is when artists explore genres they don’t necessarily have roots in or are associated with (not counting fashion victim band wagon jumping sheep). For example techno has…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!The first David Bowie release of 2014 will be 'REBEL REBEL' the latest in the run of 40th anniversary 7" picture discs released by Parlophone Records. ‘REBEL REBEL’ is the seventh 40th anniversary 7" picture disc release, prece…view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 27th February 2014Eagulls are a rare thing, a band that live up to it’s hype. Some of you may not agree, they weren’t an easy sell for me either, at first, but it’s hard to deny Eagulls debut. Not only do they take reference from a much …view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 21st February 2014Neneh Cherry's first solo album proper in 18 years, 'Blank Project' is a total blast from the word go. Ranging from the gorgeously stark 'Across the Water' to the intoxicating tribalisms of the title track, through to the the tough jazzy…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 28th February 2014This is great! The latest comp from Soul Jazz is full of spy themes from the '60s and '70s so as you'd expect there's lots of jazzy brass blasts and moody basslines and a very English funk sensibility that you don't hear so much of these…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 6th March 2014Weekend emerged from the ashes of the much-loved Young Marble Giants. Singer Alison Statton was here joined by Simon Booth and Spike who took up the baton from the Moxham brothers in providing …view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 1st August 2012Leeds’s Eagulls are hot shit at the moment. From what I’ve been hearing the launch show for this record totally went off, and the platter itself has king Hookworm MJ twiddling the k…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 6th March 2014A Jesus Lizard and an Einsturzende Neubauten and another guy? Playing instrumental rock? This is relevant to my interests. The album itself is somewhat diffe…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 7th March 2014Ah, Motorpsycho. We meet again I see. Here the Norwegian psych rock chameleons are again with album number, what, 20? 25? It is of course a double LP, and a second record with Reine Fiske of Dungen fame in to…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 7th March 2014Guys. This should so be in Mike’s pile. Who the hell are Ausmuteants? Seemingly a lo-fi synth punk garage act from the Southern Hemisphere incorporating elements of Geelong’s wonderful Living Eye…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 20th February 2014As our resident drift-core/neo-classical/everythings-ok-electronica expert is in hospital with a malfunctioning gall stone, I have been passed this weeks slower releases to pore over. Forgive me though as I have the attention span of a gnat, I cou…view full details.
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9/10 according to our Mike on 4th March 2014On this Gnod record there's a spooky atmospheric loop with xylophones and synth xylophones underpinning the first side like a Philip Glass horror soundtrack and there's a sample of a man rambling on just too qu…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 28th February 2014I've got a challenge on my hands here. About half an hour to write about the new Current 93 album, which is nearly 70 minutes long. Of course you can look to the press release if you want to know who's on it, which is basically everybody…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Visibility Is A Trap is the new EP by Dalhous, comprised of four originals together with a masterfully understated Regis remix of ‘He Was Human And Belonged With Humans’. The EP heralds the arrival of the Edinburgh-based project's soph…view full details.
8/10 according to our Mike on 28th February 2014Cosmic synth explorer Jonas Reinhardt returns this week with an ambitious collaborative project titled 'Ganymede'. Here you get not only an LP but also a full length experimental film to which the m…view full details.