All our Singles Of The Week, past and present!
EOD Volume 2EOD
9/10 according to our Mike on 4th July 2013
Is it just me or is acid back with a vengeance lately? There’s been all sorts of ace comps, the new Ceephax is devastatingly good, Clan Destine have made a very strong start to a series of ‘Dark Acid’ 12”s and this Norwegian guy Stian Gjevik has turn…view full details.
Fear And Doubt EPLightships
9/10 according to our Clinton on 27th July 2012
Aaaahh...I woke up this morning in a tremendous mood. Sun streamed through the curtains, there’s a nice late summer/pre autumn vibe to the chill of the early morning air, even my cat was being nice to me rather than DEMANDING food literally the second my first eye opened. I’m theref…view full details.
9/10 according to our Phil on 12th September 2013
Moin AKA Raime have a new EP out following their split single with Pete Swanson. I don’t remember hearing that one so this is new music to my ears. I didn’t get the Raime album at all though so I’m not sure what to expect with this one. ‘Murphy’ …view full details.
10/10 according to our Ant on 1st March 2012
The internet almost collapsed when Hyperdub announced this new Burial 12". The arrival of a new release from this guy is always anticipated with excitement akin to a 4 year old on Christmas eve. Yet again he's delivered the goods. Opening with The title track 'Kindred' beginning with trademark crackle and those clanking metallic beats he does so…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 13th October 2011
There are enough obscure indie/electronica demi-luminaries on here to fell a horse, featuring as it does Andrew Johnson (Hood/Remote Viewer), Chris Adams (Hood, Bracken), Craig Tattersall (The Boats, Remote Viewer, Hood) and Paul Dorrington (Wedding Present). What emerges are two slabs of electronic pop that are forward looking in the production…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 25th March 2011
Here he comes to save the day. As dubstep slowly morphs into chilled out electronic pop (Darkstar), wibbling coffee table nonsense (Blake) or a cartoon version of itself (Coki), Burial re-appears from the shadows to attempt to regain the crown that he never really lost as no-one has really pushed things any further. 'Street Halo' pretty much con…view full details.
Barbarian Kings / Black Tuna GangMorgan Delt
10/10 according to our Mike on 19th September 2013
This is deeply psychedelic. I’ve not come across Morgan Delt before today but I just put the needle down on this record and there’s all sorts of weirdness going on, backwards guitar melodies, crazy processed vocals and woozy rhythms kind of like Portishead and Candy Claw…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 18th July 2013
Follakzoid’s excellent recent ‘II’ LP on Sacred Bones has catapulted the Chilean quartet to widespread acclaim for their patient krauty dronerock incantations, filling a welcome space between the warm cyclic psych rock of …view full details.
SplitDolphins Into The Future / Floris Vanhoof
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 12th May 2011
Saw Dolphins Into The Future not long back and he had one of those luxurious Dave Smith synths and everything he touched turned to gold. The man is an expert at new age tranquility and his releases go from strength to strength. This is probably his most upbeat tune to date to which bubbling sounds (actual bubble sounds) take centre stage ac…view full details.
Topshop EPTeardrop Factory
9/10 according to our Clinton on 24th May 2013
Limited to just 300 copies, this is the debut effort from a Brighton group who are in thrall to all our sloppy indie rock heroes yet bring their own slant to the proceedings. Opener ‘Better Company’ is a tuneful little thing with a melodic resemblance to Buzzcocks’ ‘Ever Fallen in Lo…view full details.
The Study Series 10: Message and MethodBelbury Poly and Spacedog
9/10 according to our Mike on 14th October 2013
Phil just told me this is the last of the Ghost Box ‘Study Series’ 7”s. What will they do now? They’ll be at a loose end. “They’ll just have to bring some other records out I guess,” proffers Phil, “maybe start another series.” Then again he did say that this single was by …view full details.
Would You Be My LoveTy Segall
9/10 according to our Mike on 17th January 2013
This guy doesn’t stop, does he? Here’s the latest offering from the hectic Ty Segall release schedule (in fact his ‘Reverse Shark Attack’ LP with Mikal Cronin also got reissued this week) and i…view full details.
Fragment#5The Declining Winter
9/10 according to our Ian on 30th May 2013
Here’s a new 10” by The Declining Winter who’ve been been away from the scene for couple of years at least. Lazy boys and girls!! Well now they are back and here’s a limited release which is part of a series of 12 records on French imprint Monopsone released in batches of three and th…view full details.
The Hill / Mama LemonadeTy Segall
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 29th August 2012
It’s always good to see something new from Ty Segall, so it’s lucky he seems to bring out a record every month or so, constantly refining his blown out psychedelic garage-pop style to near-perfection. This new 7” on …view full details.
Study Series 09 'Projections'Listening Center / Pye Corner Audio
9/10 according to our Ian on 27th June 2013
Ghost Box crack out another great Study Series seven incher, this time with New York's Listening Center. ‘Titoli’ is a super analogue synth pop tune in the same vein as one time Warp Records artists Plone or …view full details.
Set You Free / Disappearing InkTriptides / Laser Background
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 6th August 2013
We’ve got this split 7” this week from office favourites Triptides and Laser Background, who I’ve never heard of. I’m listening to the Laser Background side first because I’m pretty sure I’ll like the Triptides one so I’m saving t…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 21st August 2012
Everyone’s favourite surf slackers are back with six brand new tracks of their trademark Welsh-language instrumental stylings. The 10” starts with a bang, with bouncy opener ‘Dauddegtri’ seeing them rocking hard and loose with some wild organ crunching and sweet&nb…view full details.
Dark Acid IIVarious
9/10 according to our Mike on 28th August 2013
The first of these Dark Acid collections on Clan Destine sold out really fast and had to be repressed (and rightly so ‘cause it’s ace) and now here’s another with loads of familiar faces doing as advertised and making some dark acid house madness all over the pl…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 10th October 2013
London bleaktronica duo Necro Deathmort have been turning heads with a succession of CD releases in recent years but now they’ve finally taken the step to vinyl with this EP1, six tracks of their pitch-black doom techno where thudding danceable beats share a room with shivery horror synths and opp…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 2nd August 2013
Chris Douglas makes a welcome return to his Dalglish handle with the first new material under the alias since 2011’s ‘Benacah Drann Deachd’ also on the …view full details.
False Jesii Pt 2 / Oh JoelSauna Youth
9/10 according to our Mike on 23rd January 2013
Sauna Youth are one of the most interesting UK indie rock bands doing the rounds at the moment and I’m never really sure what to expect from them so imagine my surprise and delight when I started playing this 7” and it twigged that it&rsquo…view full details.
Mono / KennBeak>
9/10 according to our Clinton on 14th December 2012
It’s amazing how many exciting releases are around this week, hurting your wallets even more when you should be thinking about your latest bauble purchase. Here are TWO new tracks from the rock behemoth known as Beak> who as I am sure you are aware …view full details.
Mind CrawlerUncle Acid & The Deadbeats
8/10 according to our Mike on 22nd August 2013
Aw yeah, here’s another 7” from culty cheeseball ‘70s metallers Uncle Acid! ‘Mind Crawler’ is a highlight from their recent ‘Mind Control’ LP which showcases their Beatles-harmonies-meets-Sabbath-riffs (Phil says …view full details.
Think Back Kick A BeerTropical Trash
10/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 14th August 2013
It’s my lucky day! We’ve got the latest box from Sophomore Lounge containing yet more Lantern LPs (you guys can’t seem to get enough of that one) and a couple of 7”s from two of Louisville, Kentucky’s noisiest beat combos - a blast of vicious pop p…view full details.
Inversions (Study Series 08)Belbury Poly and The Advisory Circle
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 20th June 2012
Don’t reckon it matters what I say about this Belbury Poly/The Advisory Circle split 7” on Gho…view full details.