I’ve heard so many good reports of Vampire Weekend’s new record that I was literally chomping at the bit to hear it. All of which evaporated in a tick at limp opener ‘Obviou…view full details.
Ah, what a treat! We were all well into Vision Fortune’s debut cassette a year or so back and now the hypno-punkers have got a full-length LP out, housed in one of the coolest sleeves I’…view full details.
Well, there's a lot of this rumbling bleak new-wave stuff going around at the moment and this lot are particularly excellent at encapsulating that grainy, listless yet implicitly determined mood…view full details.
This is a picture disc which comes in a picture sleeve (and a very cool postcard as well) - you’ve got to admire the effort but an opaque sleeve does render the picture disc a little bit pointless. Still, who’s to quibble? It…view full details.
Sixth studio album from critics’ favourite The National. Following the massive success of ‘High Violet’ and a string of festival headlining spots, ‘Trouble Will Find Me&rsquo…view full details.
Here’s an exciting record which we probably won’t have on our shelves for very long - it’s a one-sided white label where two very different modern bass music icons meet head-to-head as …view full details.
Dirty Beaches, aka Alex Zhung Hungtai, has been peddling his own peculiarly murky brand of outsider analogue driftpop and reverb-drenched Suicidey paranoia for a…view full details.
This might just be the record Forest Swords would have made had he been on a really bad trip while the prince of darkness was pushing his face into a meat grinder. 'Primal Spheres' kicks off wi…view full details.
I sometimes think we at Norman Records live in a parallel musical universe to the mainstream movers and shakers. So many albums praised to the hilt elsewhere get very short shrift among our ears. And I know you won&rsqu…view full details.
It’s always a worry when I arrive for reviewing day and am presented with a potential Album of the Week without having heard it. The Focus Group’s previous effort was the collaboration with…view full details.
Noise-skronk fans will be delighted (and ‘80s pop fans dismayed) to learn that this new LP from Corsano and Orcutt is in fact completely unrelated to the Fin…view full details.
Here, finally, is the debut full-length from the acclaimed duo Public Service Broadcasting, who build accessible post-rocky pop instrumentals around archival samples from wartime …view full details.
I tell you I almost shit myself when news of this came to me through the cables. I completely fell in love with Frederick Charles Judd's posthumous 'Electronics Without Tears…view full details.
These four wiry and po-faced London ladies have been experiencing some serious hype of late for their gritty post-punk pop posturings, looking to be the darlings of this summer’s festival circuit with their theatrical brand of …view full details.
Mikal Cronin’s self-titled solo debut was one of those albums that took a while to creep up on me. What was initially just another innocuous indie-pop record has turned into a much-loved favouri…view full details.
I was a little unconvinced by The Fall’s recent ‘Ersatz GB’ long-player, with some of its chunkier rock aspects coming across a little cumbersome for my tastes (although I’ve sti…view full details.