9/10 according to our Phil on 6th September 2011I was going to try and write this review without shoe-horning the word pastoral in, just as a bit of a challenge. I've given up pretty quickly as you can see. It's like talking about the Second World War and not mentioning Hitler. You can't do …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Dreamy Girl Group Greatness. California sister duo Summer Twins are back with a new EP that is sure to leave you reminiscing on past loves both sweet and sad. The Forget Me EP is filled with 50s doo-wop and dreamy pop elements. The lyri…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 6th May 2011Surprising one this. I've heard of guitarist Ken Camden because I loved that kosmische-styled slab of vinyl that came in last year but now his complete Chicago-based brotherhood/collective have erm...Imploded onto the scene with this rather superb…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 20th September 2013Flicking to the reviews pages of The Guardian this morning, I was curious to see what their take was of Mazzy Star’s long awaited return. Instead their feature album is by Jessie J. What hope is there? Anyway…view full details.
6/10 according to our Clinton on 9th August 2013The problem with Daughter has been that they were marketed as something like Cat Power or Mazzy Star whereas they are really just a solo vehi…view full details.
4/10 according to our Ian on 25th April 2013Taken from the their 4AD debut ‘If You Leave’, ‘Human’ is the usual melodic indie sadness we’ve all come to expect these days. Although this is one of the more upbeat songs from the albu…view full details.
6/10 according to our Ian on 6th September 2013New single from London Grammar leading up to their up and coming debut album ‘If You Wait’. Hannah, Dot and Dan have gained a lot of interest from music critics and fans alike after trawling through…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!One of the most highly anticipated debuts this year. London Grammar have paved the way for the release of this début album with extensive festival appearances, radio & TV sessions (including at Glastonbury), two limited relea…view full details.
8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 10th July 2013Leeds’ new psych microlabel Cardinal Fuzz seem to be pushing all the right buttons lately with desirable discs by the likes of The Heads and …view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 6th August 2009Cuushe is the latest artist on Flau from the city of Kyoto and her CD 'Red Rocket Telepathy' is a bizarre, unique trip down some blurred vision of "dream-pop" lane, showcasing some gorgeous, lilting ethereal vocals, wonky, woozy synths, slo…view full details.
9/10 according to our Nathon on 14th November 2013"They're meant to be the new Jesus and Mary Chain or something" said Phil. Bollocks they are. There's much more to this album than that. OK, it's pretty clear that Nick Wood - aka 'Klaus Von Barre…view full details.
7/10 according to our Phil on 28th November 2013I used to love Slowdive when they came out. I got flack for liking them (not sure why) and these days it’s cool to like them, though I’ve kinda moved on now being generally older, more miserable and massively fat. We’re…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Montreal's No Joy follow up their sophomore LP, Wait to Pleasure, with Pastel And Pass Out, a new 12" to coincide with their upcoming European tour. Engineered by Jorge Elbrecht, the EP finds the trio shredding through a similar soundsc…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Elika’s latest—Girls, Be Serious—is a trilogy of 7 inch records that will be revealed, one by one, over the next year. The records place intense emotional content into an ocean of complex programmed rhythms a la Grimes…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Hero Records is proud to announce the release of the second single by dream pop duo LUNGS, 'Not Mine' b/w 'Hold Me' on limited edition (only 300 copies pressed) red 7" vinyl with full colour sleeve and download code included. LUNGS are …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!A Lily is the solo project of Brighton’s James Vella (yndi halda, Saint Coltrane, FatCat Records). Lupa is an EP of self-produced tracks that trails forthcoming full-length Roma. Both EP and album reference the …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!CROCODILE RCRDS is the new label set up by Hatcham Social founding members Toby kidd and Finnigan Kidd. Its reason? Because sometimes you wish a band you love had a single you could buy. Very simple really. It aims to let bands be who t…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!In the summer of 2010, Superhumanoids was birthed under the hazy air and bright blue skies of Los Angeles. A fascination for electron- ic sounds, instruments, pedals, and more, aesthetically united Max, Sarah, and Cameron. Like a petri …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Palmist is proud to present ‘Brain Holiday’, the debut album proper from Dead Gaze, which will be released on 22nd of October in the UK. Following on from the acclaimed self-titled compilation released by Palmist in March, &…view full details.
8/10 according to our Mike on 23rd October 2013Ever since I’ve worked here I’ve kept seeing records by this band coming in and out of the shop and I’ve somehow managed to go all these years. Finally I get to answer some (but not all) of my burning questions about th…view full details.
6/10 according to our Ian on 18th October 2013The arrival of the long awaited new album (about 20 years to be exact!) from Kitchens Of Distinction sparked a debate here at Norms over which was their best album, Chris and Phil say 'Love I…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 10th October 2013One of our team here at Norman says that they actually played on the same bill as this guy at his first ever gig while they were on tour in Europe and that he was good and they’re glad he’s got his act together and put an alb…view full details.
7/10 according to our Clinton on 11th October 2013I’m not sure if its just me but I’d really hate to drown. Just imagine being on the bed of the sea and just not knowing what to do? Therefore I can really empathise with Venera 4 when they sing “Seabed Terror”. They have, h…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Industrial Parks seem empty. There aren't many people and few buildings have windows. Some machines, no longer needed, are grown over with weeds while others rust. But these spaces are given life by hidden hands. They are loud and built…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ian on 13th September 2013The amazing Sonic Cathedral label release the debut album by Younghusband. Produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, …view full details.