All our recommendations from the past two weeks are below. Get stuck in, these are some classy tunes.
7/10 according to our Clinton on 5th December 2013Remarkable. I had absolutely no idea what the recent stuff from the Pet Shop Boys sounded like. My ears last clasped on them circa the utterly brilliant ‘Love etc’ single a few years bac…view full details.
7/10 according to our Clinton on 6th December 2013Ok I think I’ve worked it out. Sospetto appear to be an Italian duo making music that is indebted to their horror music forefathers but are actually new compositions. And they have made a DVD to go with it. So basically, if you hav…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 5th December 2013I recall the Thanes from back in the day when I used to peruse Bucketful of Brains magazine as if my life depended on it. Here they are older, wiser and with all their 60’s jangle pop characteristics in place. Its quite astonishing…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 5th December 2013Having recently been to a live concert I can vouch for the excitement they provide. Certainly more thrilling, if less comfortable, than sitting in front of an electric fire of an evening. White Fence recently…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 6th December 2013What the fuck is he on about? When not doing his death rattle Merman gargle (which I think he personally finds endlessly amusing) MES's voice is on fine form here on their unofficial sequel to 1981's Slates. I say it's the new 'Slates' be…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ian on 5th December 2013The first thing that struck me about this record by husband/wife duo Trouble Books is that the song ‘All Flowers’ borrows the chorus from ‘All Flowers In Time Bend Toward The Sun&rsqu…view full details.
9/10 according to our Phil on 5th December 2013Rocket Records have been going for 15 years. That’s quite a feat in this fickle industry we inhabit (cohabit?). What with labels, artists and record companies losing money left, right and cent…view full details.
7/10 according to our Clinton on 5th December 2013It's getting to a point where if you even thought about strumming a guitar in New Zealand between the years of 1980 and 1990 you might find yourself unwittingly re-issued by Siltbreeze. …view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 5th December 2013This seems to be a compilation of singles. The third one. I’m nothing if not perceptive! Here we have singles, rarities, covers, bits (and indeed bats) of stuff that are a lot easier to have all on one LP than to spend a fortune tryi…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ian on 5th December 2013It’s great being a Guided By Voices fan. You certainly never have to wait too long before they drop another batch of great songs on LP, EP or even the humble seven inch (normally about 10 releases in th…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 6th December 2013Team Doyobi are an electronic duo (they are always duo’s aren’t they?) originally from that hotbed of electronic composition the Lincolnshire Wolds, then resident in Leeds for many years but now I think one of them (or both?)…view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 6th December 2013This is a crazy, wild and amazing record, make no mistake. I had a friend once who on meeting I asked (as the stock ice-breaker between men it's usually either football or music) "what music are you into?" He stared at me through his round…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 5th December 2013Straight outta the mean streets of York, UK come GirlsOnDrugs with this much heralded tune which has been selling like hotcakes within the fair city. And why? Because this is an utterly brilliant tune. …view full details.
7/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 5th December 2013There’s an argument that says this OST reissue business is getting out of hand. Take the soundtrack for classic british TV comedy/drama Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) as an example. It’s a collection of te…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 6th December 2013This is a reissue of the third album by Can’s Holger Czukay. A quick google search reveals to me that he was the one with the moustache. It isn’t exactly a lavish package, but if you are lucky there …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Previously unreleased collaboration between German record producer and musician Conny Plank and Holger Czukay (Can). Available as a lavish triple 10” hand-numbered bo…view full details.
8/10 according to our Phil on 5th December 2013Ty Segall! That man! He's back! Not that he went anywhere but over the last couple of years he's been busy getting all popular and adored. It's hard work. Anyway, he's continued his quest for musical infamy with a live …view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 6th December 2013Very welcome re-issues of the first two Glaxo Babies LPs here through Superior Viaduct - the first time these seminal discs of Bristol post-punk have seen a fresh pressing on vinyl since the last dark blossomin…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 6th December 2013Ithaca Trio are one of Leeds best kept secrets, ploughing an uncompromising path through the backwaters of acoustic and electronic composition having already had notable releases on Hibernate and Under The Spire as well as a split …view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 5th December 2013Back when I used to play with transformers and cock about playing on my ZX Spectrum I once went to a breakdance display at a local working mens club. One of the UK’s top crews were throwing down moves which blew me away, but I thin…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 6th December 2013I hope you like our new direction. The last time I saw Vessels was many years ago. Drunk as an idiot I had to scramble out of the room as their post/prog twiddling did unspeakable things to my ears. Thankfully we have both moved on since…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Penultimate Press is proud to re-issue the defining statement by Polish outfit Księżyc (Moon). Księżyc was a project from …view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant on 5th December 2013Proper technoid electro action from Adapta aka Steve Connor who was of course 50% of Bitstream. Shit!!! Was their ‘Monolith’ 12” really 15 years ago? Blim…view full details.
8/10 according to our Ian on 5th December 2013Electronica duo (they’re always duos aren’t they?!) Paul Conboy and Jono Podmore release this new full length album under their Metamono moniker. Having just flicked through th…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 5th December 2013Silent Servant aka Juan Mendez takes the first side with ‘Lust Abandon’ with a strong Robert Hood-esque bassline at it’s core with mid-tempo kick an…view full details.