Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399

Bestselling vinyl, CDs and tapes this week

As an independent record store it's our duty to keep you up-to-date with the bestsellers across all your favourite genres and artists. To help you out, here's all the vinyl, CDs and tapes that are shifting most at the moment...
Remember: Free UK Shipping on orders over £50, NormanPoints to put towards your next vinyl purchases, and our Vinyl Price Match to ensure the best price.

1-100 of 185 items.  Next »

Show page list »
Show filters »

John Frusciante
Curtains

John Frusciante enjoyed two stints as guitarist in Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1988-1992 and 1998-2009. Frusciante’s solo albums have a bit of a cult following and there’s quite a lot of them too, 14 in fact. Curtains was his eighth album, originally released in 2005. It features guest spots from Autolux drummer, Carla Azar, upright bassist Ken Wild and regular collaborator, Mars Volta and At The Drive-In guitarist, Omar Rodrigues-Lopez.
  • Vinyl LP (RCM48959LP)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Ghosteen

Ghosteen is the new album from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the first since the heart-breaking Skeleton Tree in 2016. Recorded in Brighton, Los Angeles and Berlin, Cave says of the album that the songs on the first record are children and the songs on the second record are the parents. It seems he’s thought about it, anyway. 

Throbbing Gristle
A Souvenir Of Camber Sands

Turner Prize-nominated artists Jake and Dinos Chapman were asked to curate the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival at Camber Sands in 2004. If you were curating a festival and you heard that industrial experimentalists Throbbing Gristle had reformed, why wouldn’t you invite them to play? A Souvenir Of Camber Sands is a recording of their show from the festival.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TGLP20)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Coil
Stolen & Contaminated Songs

Coil made so much good stuff when making their 1991 album Love’s Secret Domain, there were enough outtakes of sufficient quality to make another album. That album was 1992’s Stolen & Contaminated Songs. The album shows Coil’s ability to balance experimentation with tradition and give abstract ideas widescreen scope. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (CSR276LP)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Vinyl Double LP (CSR276LP)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Throbbing Gristle
Part Two The Endless Not / TG Now

Two Throbbing Gristle reissues in one package. Bundled together here are the band’s 2004 album, TG Now, their first since 1986, and their 2007 album Part Two: The Endless Not. The latter took the form of their classic 1978 album D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle, with four of the tracks being recorded separately by each member of the band.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (TGLP19)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Beck
Hyperspaces

"No photos" he says whilst standing in front of a really cool car. But he should be photographed because he's Beck and he's about to unleash his fourteenth album. It features production help from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Greg Kurstin and Paul Epworth. The title track sounds rather gloriously chillwave (is that still a thing?) All kinds of editions for you to choose from. 
  • Vinyl LP (7769250)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Floating Points
Crush

Recorded during an intense, deliberately restricted five-week window rather than the years it took to make his 2015 debut Elaenia, Sam Shepherd has announced his second Floating Points album Crush. Inspired by his massive 2017 shows supporting The xx, this record is much more immediate than previous work, as demonstrated by lead single ‘LesAlpx’ released earlier this year. 

Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

Following the sad passing of Mark Hollis earlier this year we all collectively turned back towards the impressive career arc of his band Talk Talk. Lesser referenced was his self-titled solo album released in 1998. It didn't help that the record was out of print at the time but this re-issue is a chance to wallow again in the intimate grooves of a record that was initially intended to be released under the Talk Talk moniker. It is a gorgeous thing full of woodwind, jazz- inflected drumming, pastoral guitar and Hollis's fascinated mumbling verse. So quiet that you can hear the squeak of the musicians chairs. Essential. 

The Heartwood Institute
Tomorrow’s People

Tomorrow’s People sees Jonathan Sharp continue his fascination with Seventies counter-culture on his latest album as The Heartwood Institute. Sampled dialogue provides a very loose narrative thread for the record, while Sharp lays down a series of soundscapes that deeply evoke the feeling of dread felt by the era’s idealists and progressives. 
  • Vinyl LP (PY87)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition

Kim Gordon
No Home Record

A new solo record from the icon(oclast)ic Kim Gordon, co-founder of Sonic Youth and an acclaimed solo artist since their demise. No Home Record is preoccupied with the feelings of transience and displacement - both physical and spiritual - that go hand-in-hand with modern existence, and consists of nine tracks of exploratory alternative rock. 

Om
BBC Radio 1

Om are a heavy metal band who were formed as a duo by Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius from stoner metalers, Sleep. Hakius has since left the band. They have expanded to a trio with the addition of Emil Amos and Tyler Trotter. BBC Radio 1 is a session they recorded at the legendary Maida Vale studios in spring 2019. Among the four tracks are the OM classics Gethsemine and State Of No Return.

Richard Dawson
2020

Despite album artwork and a title that seem like they belong to an Ed Sheeran record, '2020' in fact belongs to the UK's other great singer songwriter slash troubadour. I am of course talking about the wonderful Richard Dawson, who has helped drag the UK folk tradition into 2020 and beyond. 

Carla dal Forno
Look Up Sharp

Australian singer/songwriter Carla Dal Forno has often been compared to Nico for her vocal sound and delivery. Her music can be described as dream pop with a DIY aesthetic, but there's all sorts going on. Look Up Sharp is her second album and follow-up to You Know What It’s Like. This time she’s releasing it on her own label, Kallista.

Slowdive
Souvlaki

A much needed reissue of Slowdive’s second album, Souvlaki from 1993. Hailed as their best album, it doesn’t take long to see why; the classics are on here and they’re ready to make your eyes glaze over, your shoulders slump and your whole body just sink under the bed covers as their blissed, reverbing hot air balloon of sound gently takes you away. Played early in the morning, in the dark, after some booze for best effects.     CD comes as a 2 disk pack with extra tunes and two remixes.

Mark Lanegan Band
Somebody's Knocking

Somebody’s Knocking is the eleventh solo album by ex-Screaming Trees frontman, Mark Lanegan. Lanegan says that Joy Division, The Stooges, Love and, perhaps surprisingly, New Order have all influenced this album. Despite having always been a fan of electronic music, the sounds are now making their way into his otherwise fags-and-whiskey-drenched gruff rock sound as it’s what he listens to most these days.  

Big Thief
Two Hands

"I have two hands" - the words of synth wizard Viv Savage. Big Thief are the latest band to do that 'record two albums at the same time' thing  - see also Beach House. So if you bought this years U.F.O.F and are still enjoying it then you can move seemlessly into its sister album. Basically it seems where U.F.O.F was wet then Two Hands is dry both in the weather conditions at recording time and in the sound produced. Here the songs were recorded live with few overdubs as the band showcased their latest batch of songs with a no frills, bone dry approach.  

The Beatles
The Singles Collection

A mouth-watering prospect for any Beatlemaniac, The Singles Collection contains all 23 UK-issued singles by The Beatles on 7” vinyl from ‘Love Me Do’ to Nineties-released ‘Free As A Bird’, complete with original B-sides and artwork from a different international territory assigned to each single. The box set also houses a 40-page booklet with photos, memorabilia and in-depth essays from Fab Four historian Kevin Howlett. 
  • Vinyl 7" box set (4726171)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)

Purple Mountains
Purple Mountains

Here it is then. Purple Mountains. The new name for David Berman. The new name for Silver Jews. This is his first music in ten years and the loss of his voice has been sad for indie rock. We are promised hand crafted country rock full of wit and wisdom and his most bare record to date. Good to have the old bugger back.   

Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man
Out Of Season

For those of you hungry for more Portishead content I have some good news. In 2002 Beth Gibbons connected with Talk Talk's Paul Webb (here using the name Rustin Man) to produce 'Out Of Season'. It's a record that's much more indebted to folk and jazz than the trip hop Gibbons is known for, and alongside her recording of Górecki's 'Symphony No. 3', proves she's one of the most versatile vocalists alive.

Durand Jones & The Indications
Morning In America / Cruisin' to the Park

Released earlier this year, Durand Jones & The Indications’ second album American Love Call attracted a larger audience than their debut and high critical praise for its loving take on classic Seventies soul. Some bundles of the album included a bonus 7” single of ‘Morning In America’, the record’s lead single, with a new B-side, ‘Cruisin’ To The Park’. That single is now given a separate release, coming on regular black or limited edition orange coloured vinyl. 

Smile Eyes and the Children Folk
Smile Eyes and the Children Folk

Released by Horror Pop Sounds in their quest to unearth long-forgotten archival sounds in conjunction with London’s Polytechnic Youth, Smile Eyes And The Children Folk was the bizarre soundtrack to an equally strange (and never-aired) Polish kids TV show in the early Eighties. The man responsible for the curious sounds was Polish composer Szczepan Buczkowski, whose warm synthesiser creations house moments of bliss as well as terror. 
  • Vinyl LP (PY106)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

IDLES
A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan

Recorded at the end of a massive, celebratory world tour in December 2018 at Paris’ prestigious Le Bataclan, IDLES tore through a cathartic set of highlights from their career so far, including covers on top of tracks from their two beloved albums Brutalism and Joy As an Act of Resistance. That set is captured on new live album A Beautiful Thing - available on 2xCD or limited edition clear multi-coloured vinyl (orange, pink or lime green). 
  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-5)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-3)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-1)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Gang Starr
One Of The Best Yet

Classic Brooklyn hip-hop duo Gang Starr disbanded in 2003. It seemed that there would be no more. In 2010, one half of the duo, Guru, tragically died seemingly ending any hope once and for all. His partner in rhyme over the years, DJ Premier, never gave up hope that there would be another Gang Starr album. 16 years after their last album, The Ownerz, we have a new album. One Of The Best Yet lets us know from the off that it’s up there with classics such as Step Into The Area. Features a guest appearance from J.Cole.

DIIV
Deceiver

'Deceiver' is the third album from Brooklyn, New York band, DIIV. The band trade in fuzzy shoegaze dream pop with poetic lyrics. Their last album, 'Is The Is Are', was critically well received and even got a decent review on here! At least this album title is a little easier to say out loud than its predecessor.

Battles
Juice B Crypts

Having attracted some criticism for their indifferent last outing four years ago, experimental rock enthusiasts Battles drop their fourth studio album, which presses the reset button on expectations once again. Which is to say, there's only two of them now. Juice B Crypts is a veritable whirlwind of sonics and features collaborations with Shabazz Palaces and tUnE-YaRdS.

The Beatles
Abbey Road – 50th Anniversary Edition

Absolutely everything about The Beatles’ final album Abbey Road screams ‘iconic’ - the much-parodied artwork, the second half’s famous song suite, the top class contributions from all of the Fab Four (yes, even Ringo’s ‘Octopus’s Garden’...). In 2019, it gets the 50th anniversary re-mastering treatment. With the new stereo mix handled by Giles Martin at the famous itself, this re-issue comes in: standard CD; double CD; single, double or triple vinyl; or a lavish 4xCD box-set with hardcover book and Blu-Ray. Various versions include outtakes and demos. 

Susumu Yokota
Cloud Hidden

Five years after his untimely passing, some lost Susumu Yokota works are compiled into an album of unreleased recordings from the Japanese master. Rothko's Mark Beazley found a DAT tape of early sketches and unreleased recordings Yokota had sent him. Lo Recordings honcho Jon Tye then did the decent thing and completed the recordings. Cue champagne all round and an unexpected addition to Yokota's esteemed back catalogue.   

Mark Korven
The Lighthouse

Sacred Bones presents the soundtrack to Robert Eggers’ new psychological horror movie 'The Lighthouse', composed and recorded by Mark Korven in league with the director himself. The pair teamed up again after their unnerving work on 2015’s 'The Witch', this time eschewing almost everything that didn’t have some kind of nautical feel or connection. Consequently, the score - prominently featuring horns, pipes, conch shells etc. - feels completely apt and thoroughly unique. 

The Murder Capital
When I Have Fears

The Murder Capital are a punk/post-punk/art punk band from Dublin. Their lives shows are becoming the talk of the town for their dark, brutal, edge-of-the-seat thrill ride. Their sound will draw comparisons to classic bands such as Joy Division as well as newer bands like Shame and Savages. When I Have Fears is their debut album and was produced by Flood, who is just the person you’d want to produce an album like this.

Girl Band
The Talkies

Taking their time over nearly four years since their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie, Irish quartet Girl Band deliver their long-awaited second effort. The Talkies was inspired by its recording in the uniquely weird building of Ballintubbert - full of winding passages and confusing turns amid the deafening noise. 

Elbow
Giants of All Sizes

I like them tall giants, I like them small giants, I like them brown-haired giants, I like them blonde-haired giants… Unfortunately Giants Of All Sizes, the latest LP from stadium-bothering Mancunians Elbow, doesn’t actually include a cover of Calvin Harris’ ‘The Girls’. Shame, that. What the band’s eighth album does contain is more of that brooding, baroque rock music that Guy Garvey et al do so well. Think of them as Northern England’s answer to The National.

The Orielles
Disco Volador

Written and recorded in double-quick time to strike while the iron’s still hot following the success of last year’s debut Silver Dollar Moment, The Orielles return with their sophomore album. Inspired by their time on the road, Disco Volador benefits from the addition of a fourth member on keyboards and the drones and delays brought to the mix by producer Marta Salogni. It should be another triumph for a band who’ve marked themselves out as one of the country’s finest newcomers. 
  • Vinyl LP (HVNLP176C)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Coil
Swanyard

How about this, then? Over two hours of unreleased Coil, dating from 1993 to 1996 and scrubbed from Danny Hyde’s (Coil, Psychic TV, Electric Sewer Age) studio archive. In a nice touch, the cover art, courtesy of Nurse With Wound’s Steven Stapleton, is derived from one of Jhon Balance’s dreams. On Infinite Fog.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (IF-89LPW)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

JOHN
Out Here On The Fringes

They are a two piece and both are called John but they are not They Might Be Giants. Instead these two Johns have called themselves JOHN. Makes a sort of sense I suppose. This is their second LP and the first off the back of a European tour with Idles which I'm sure brought them to a new and sweaty fanbase. Expect idiosyncratic songs and lots of capitalisation. 
  • Vinyl LP (PCR002)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Lightning Bolt
Sonic Citadel

The press release for Sonic Citadel, the new album from Lightning Bolt, tells us who drummer Brian Chippendale has collaborated with from Bjork to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and about an ace computer game he wrote called Thumper. What you want to know, I reckon, is that this is the Providence, Rhode Island noise rock duo’s ninth album and it will blow your mind. On Thrill Jockey.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO
From Out of Nowhere

Following their terrific success on their reunion shows, Jeff Lynne delivers another blow in the soul for ELO with a second new studio album, From Out of Nowhere, released under the name Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Consisting of ten brand new tracks that see the Seventies icon still in the mood to explore new musical paths, the new record is released on standard and deluxe CD and vinyl versions. 
  • Vinyl LP (19075987131)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP (19075997131)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Gerry Cinnamon
Sun Queen / Canter

Sun Queen / Canter is the new single by Scottish DIY singer / songwriter, Gerry Cinnamon AKA Gerard Crosbie. It’s his first new material since his 2017 self-released debut album, Erratic Cinematic. It seems he is on a bit of an upward trajectory at the moment, lyrically astute, kicking against the pricks and doing it all by himself.
  • Vinyl 10" (GCIN002)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Cheval Sombre
Been a Lover / The Calfless Cow

New on lovely 7" label Market Square is a couple of tracks by soft folk whisperer Cheval Sombre. These two tracks of slo-mo dream-pop were recorded in Portugal and mixed by none other than Sir Sonic Boom. The B side is a cover of Scottish folk lad Alasdair Roberts' The Calfless Cow. Just 300 with a hand numbered postcard. 

The Hit Parade
The Golden Age of Pop

Pop. What even is it? Many different things to many different people but the pop The Hit Parade talk about is the 60s sort of jangling guitars, melodic vocals and lovelorn lyrics. They have made it their life's work to try to recreate this sound on something of a shoestring. The Golden Age of Pop is their latest burst of activity and comes with a free comic (about pop naturally). 

Coil
Scatology Sessions

Scatology Sessions by Coil is a collection of material from the recording sessions  that resulted in the band’s 1984 debut album, Scatology. The collection has been put together by fans of the band and includes some previously unheard takes of album tracks along with some rare renditions of songs. Most of the tracks here were donated by an anonymous donor and have been remastered from FLAC files.

Angel Olsen
All Mirrors

On her fourth album, All Mirrors, Angel Olsen shows us her darkest side. Its introspective nature was an important step for Olsen. Through its brooding tones and lyrics she tells us about learning to trust yourself and move on, find peace in your own company. Valuable lessons, perhaps. On Jagjaguwar.

Nick Drake
Pink Moon

Pretty much one of the most beautiful albums ever made. Just Nick, his ever fluid guitar playing, husky voice and on one track, a slither of piano. Listen to it late at night, on the headphones and admire the wonderful natural way the album was recorded. The songs are exquisite, odd at times, soothing at others. To me, the best Nick Drake album more because what isn't on it than what is. 
  • Vinyl LP (1745697)
  • £17.99 £11.99 (saving: £6.00)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Stephen Mallinder
Um Dada

It wouldn’t really be accurate to say that we’ve been waiting a long time for a Stephen Mallinder solo LP. This is because the Cabaret Voltaire man’s last (and previously only) album Pow-Wow came out a full 37 years ago, way back in 1982, and as such most of us had stopped holding out for a follow-up. Now we’re pleased to tell you that 1) there is one, 2) it’s called Um Dada and 3) it’s good. This is a record of sprightly oddball techno-tronica that’s not dissimilar to Mouse On Mars or Matmos. Um Dada is out via Dais (Drab Majesty, SRSQ). Please note that the CD release contains two tracks that don't appear on the vinyl editions.

clipping.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood

clipping. are very much what you'd expect from a rap group on Sub Pop. Their production is noisy and abrasive and they know their history. This is especially true of MC Daveed Diggs who is now considerably more well known for his role as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton, the musical. 

The Dukes of Stratosphear
25 O' Clock

'25 O' Clock' rock, around the clock... The debut album from the mysterious and elusive Dukes of Stratosphear (not actually that mysterious and elusive, just XTC having some fun) is a good argument for the value in knowing your musical history. The 80s were not the 60s but that doesn't mean you couldn't make great 60s music in the 80s. 

The Comet Is Coming
Death To The Planet

You'd struggle to find a more damningly-titled record as Death To The Planet by The Comet Is Coming here at Norman Records. But surprisingly its contents are not quite as doom-ridden as you'd perhaps expect; its jolty four tracks are crammed with trumpet solos, squelch synths, edge-of-your-seat beats and anything else that goes.

Big Thief
U.F.O.F.

Those of you that worried Big Thief were over when Adrianne Lenker released her solo album last year worry no more. Firstly, she’s done that before y’know, and secondly, here’s the band’s third album U.F.O.F.  Apparently the last F stands for friend as if that info means it make sense. Anyway, you know this lot are a decent band - they’ve shown it twice before, so let’s not let an album title get between us and the music! LP and CD on 4AD.

Black Country, New Road
Sunglasses

You’d be forgiven for mistaking the band name Black Country, New Road as a band’s album title, but I can assure you in this modern world where bands can be called anything from We Were Promised Jetpacks to I Shot My Horse or whatever, that this is their name. 'Sunglasses' is the London rock band’s second single and on Blank Editions.
  • Vinyl 7" (BETBC018)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

The Specials
The Specials (40th Anniversary Edition)

A message to you, Norman Records™ customer - the Specials’ iconicer-than-iconic debut LP is being reissued to mark its 40th birthday. This 1979 LP really couldn’t be more seminal, and chances are you probably know this thing so well that there’s no need for us to describe it to you. ‘Too Much Too Young', ‘A Message To You Rudy’ and the rest have all been remastered from the original tapes for this anniversary pressing.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5060516094011)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)

Bodega
Shiny New Model

Brooklyn quintet Bodega (and not the Nottingham venue of the same name) have announced a mini-album titled 'Shiny New Model'. It features eight songs of big grooves and wistful melodies. FFO Parquet Courts, Shame, and Idles. What is a mini-album anyway? Where is the line? Is it just an EP? Answers on a postcard.

PJ Harvey
All About Eve (Original Music)

Verily, it is All About Eve these days - so much so that the BBC have even discussed Killing her! PJ Harvey seems to have been swept up in all the Eve-xcitement, composing a score to the West End adaptation of this ultra-famous old movie. Ol' Polly Jean keeps things ticking along nicely, her mostly-instrumental album interspersed with a couple of those Sussex Downs ballads she does so well. The All About Eve score is out on Invada.

Hurtling
Future From Here

Hurtling is the solo project from My Bloody Valentine touring member, Jen Macro. 'Future From Here' is her debut album. Her music is influenced by some of the greats - the Breeders, Elliott Smith and Sonic Youth, as well as My Bloody Valentine themselves. Let’s face it, it would be pretty difficult to tour with them and not take in a little of their infectious noise.

Abul Mogard
Kimberlin

Kimberlin is an experimental film set on the tiny Isle of Portland off the south coast of England, examining the phenomenon of insular politics and Brexit post-2016. Synthesiser wizard Abul Mogard delivers its haunting and alluring soundtrack, constructed from field recordings and an array of retro technology. 
  • Vinyl LP (ELP049-COL)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Babyshambles
Shotter's Nation

Shotter's Nation was the second album from never knowingly not wasted the Libertines co-frontman Pete 'Peter' Doherty under his Babyshambles moniker. It sees him collaborating with an unfathomably eclectic bunch of artists such as Kate Moss, Ian Brown and Bert Jansch and this is probably the only time you'll see those three in the same sentence. Not exactly the pinnacle of recorded music but at least he's alive I suppose.  

L'épée
Diabolique

L'épée is a collaboration between Brian Jonestown Massacre main man, Anton Newcombe, French psych-pop duo, The Limiñanas and French actor, former model and singer, Emmanuelle Seigner. Diabolique was recorded in The Limiñanas studio in the south of France then taken to Berlin by Anton, where he gave the songs a darker, more psychedelic edge. 

Throbbing Gristle
D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle

The music of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle is back on their own Industrial Records after 30 years of knocking around other labels, so it is only right that you can get your favourite eerie durge music from the source. D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle is the second LP from the group, originally released in 1978.

Richard Hawley
Standing at the Sky’s Edge

For those of us used to Richard Hawley as a hushed and romantic '50s style crooner, Standing at the Sky’s Edge was somewhat of a shock to the system. It dispensed with all the yearning orchestration on an album that follows the two guitars, bass and drums sound of many an indie band. It had guitar solos and elements of cosmic psychedelia and space rock yet look hard enough and the tender lyricism still remains.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (SETLP173C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Pop Group
Y

Y by The Pop Group was their debut album, originally released in 1979. The post-punk band from Bristol were seen as pioneers of the genre. They mixed jazz, reggae and dub influences with punk to create something quite original. The band claim they were trying to mix Funkadelic with Captain Beefheart to see what happened.
  • Vinyl LP box set (LTPGYBOX1)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP box set (TPGYBOX1)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Coil
Theme From The Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex

The fact that this is Coil might lead you to assume that the title of Theme From The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex is a joke of some sort, but it isn’t: this is music that Coil produced to accompany a VHS sex-ed documentary by that name. Ambient house, new age balearic vibes and slinking jazz are the order of the day. Presented here as a standalone soundtrack for the very first time, working from the original masters, On Musique Pour La Danse.

Jim O'Rourke
To Magnetize Money And Catch A Roving Eye

What is he up to now? Sonic explorer and wearer of experimental music's best set of cardigans Jim O'Rourke. An internet search reveals absolutely no information about this other than it is a four CD set containing four hours of unreleased work. Essential for all fans of his more out there work it showcases what he's been up to in his lair between the years of 2017 and 2018.  

Allah-Las
LAHS

After a solo run out under the name Paint, Pedrum Siadatian returns to the womb that bore him, i.e. Allah-Lahs. LAHS is the band’s fourth album. There’s a palpable togetherness about this album, but their sun-bleached melodies and soft psychedelia remain at their core. On Mexican Summer.

Louis Moholo Octet
Spirits Rejoice!

Here we have another of those highly sought-after records that people pay large amounts for in the second had market. Spirits Rejoice! By Louis Moholo Octet is a free jazz masterpiece, originally released in 1978. Now it is reissued at a more palatable price. Moholo is a South African drummer who has played in South African jazz bands, The Blue Notes and The Brotherhood of Breath as well as Afro-rock combo, Assagai.

Sunn O)))
Pyroclasts

We will look back at 2019 as the year in which Sunn O))) released as many album as they played chords. 'Pyroclasts' follows 'Life Metal' and is pitched as the earlier record's "shadow album". Presumably this means it will not stop until it has destroyed that which casts it. A bit like Dark Link in Zelda. Heavy and slow, you know the drill.
  • Vinyl LP (SUNN333X)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Negativland
True False

There is probably no better year than 2019 for Negativland to re-appear. The group have become infamous over the years for their agit prop stunts including most notably waging war on U2. Here in the year where reality is becoming ever more blurred they ask what is true and what is false by way of a collage of samples of everything from Fox News hosts to ecoterrorists to early Negativland live tapes. Perfectly apt for our times. 

Foxes in Fiction
Trillium Killer

Foxes In Fiction is the recording moniker of Warren Hildebrand, a Canadian musician who currently resides in the Big Apple. Trillium Killer is his third album, a patchwork of soundscapes, tape samples, drum machines, vocals, strings and electronic bass sees lo-fi and hi-fi nestling together in perfect harmony. A good thing to know about this fella is that he founded the label Orchid Tapes, and is responsible for putting out early recordings by Sandy (Alex G) and Soccer Mommy.

Desert Sessions
Vols. 11 & 12

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), the master of 21st Century meaty-rock collaborations, hereby offers his joint effort with help from a handful of esteemed industry friends. Featuring appearances from members of likes of Warpaint, Scissor Sisters, ZZ Top and Royal Blood, this will mark the first Desert Session release in 16 years - but boy has it been worth the wait.

Karenn
Grapefruit Regret

Karenn are Arthur Cayzer and Jamie Roberts a British duo who also make music separately under the names Blawan and Pariah. Grapefruit Regret is their debut album which was recorded in Berlin during Summer 2019. The duo first showed us their modular techno ways on their EP, Kind of Green, which was released during the first half of 2019. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M.
  • Vinyl Double LP (VOAM002)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)

Moloko
Statues

Constituting a return to electronic territory after the experiments with live musicians that had made previous record Things To Make and Do such a commercial success, Moloko’s fourth and final record Statues was an understated and, at the time, undervalued record. Concerning the milestones of a relationship as it grows then dissolves (the group’s Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon were breaking up at the time) this re-issued 2xLP set on blue and white vinyl ought to do the record justice. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2460C)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Xylouris White
The Sisypheans

Australian drummer Jim White and and Cretan laouto player George Xylouris have known each other since the early ‘90s when Jim White played in Dirty Three with the Bad Seeds Warren Ellis. They have collaborated several times before. The Sisypheans is the duo’s fourth album, the concept of which came from conversations the pair have had over the past 5 years.

Frank Zappa
The Hot Rats Sessions

Frank Zappa’s 1969 weirdo virtuoso cosmic jazz rock classic Hot Rats is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Hot Rats Sessions is available as a reissue of the original LP, pressed on Hot Pink coloured vinyl, and a 6 CD box set featuring alternate takes of album tracks and non-album tracks - 65 tracks in all, 59 of them previously unreleased - and liner notes by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. 
  • Vinyl LP (0238419)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl

Stereolab
Dots and Loops (Expanded Edition)

Considered by many to be one of Stereolab's finest studio recordings, 1997's Dots and Loops is reissued on vinyl as a double LP. The follow-up to critically-lauded 'Emperor Tomato Ketchup', this album sees the band take another step away from their earlier minimalist Velvet Underground / Kraut Rock-influenced durge vibe, and edge closer to Europop. It was also the penultimate album to feature Mary Hansen on backing vocals, who was tragically killed in a road accident in 2002. 

Neurosis & Jarboe
Neurosis & Jarboe

In 2003, two titans of heavyweight music joined forces on one CD: Jarboe of Swans fame, and the mighty Neurosis. The resulting self-titled album is a fearful monument of epic textures and dark words, fully-delivering on the vast promise of the collaboration. Bob Weston has remastered the album from scratch for this reissue, meaning even finer sonics. On Neurot.

Thom Yorke
ANIMA

Thom Yorke (of you know... Radiohead?) will not be releasing his third solo album via BitTorrent. Instead, us lowly so-called "record stores" get a chance to hawk his dirty work. Anima is a companion piece to a film made with auteur director (and regular collaborator) Paul Thomas Anderson. Expect fidgety electronics, haunting vocals, and anxieties of all varieties.

Moon Duo
Stars Are The Light

Moon Duo (I preferred them when they were a trio) go disco! One of the steadiest and most reliable bands in psych rock have discovered a new muse. As well as being influenced musically, they've also found inspiration in the liberatory qualities of the dancefloor. Produced by Mr. Sonic Boom so it's no less psychedelic than their past output. 

We Are Scientists
With Love and Squalor

Back by popular demand is the 2006 breakthrough album by Californian indie-poppers We Are Scientists. Cheekily dubbed a ‘50th anniversary re-issue’ by Chris and Keith, poking fun at the sloth-like pace it takes to do anything in the music industry, it’s the first time that With Love And Squalor has been re-issued since the original pressing ran out all those years ago. Houses the hit singles ‘Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt’, ‘It’s A Hit’ and ‘The Great Escape’. 
  • Vinyl LP (100LP96R)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

The Dukes of Stratosphear
Psonic Psunspot

The Dukes of Stratosphear were a 60s psychedelic pop group who released two albums. 'Psonic Psunspot', their second, was released in 1987... Wait a minute, something's not quite right. These Dukes were actually the side-project of art-punks XTC who managed to not only be convincing, but also very, very good. A whole lot of fun.
  • Vinyl LP (APELP024)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition

Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis

Matana Roberts has now reached the fourth instalment in her highly praised Coin Coin series. With the first three records exploring avenues of avant-garde composition, ranging from a large band down to solo work, Chapter Four: Memphis restores the collaborative motif, and sees Roberts lay out her most diverse musical vision yet, based on her scholarly research and passion for her subjects. 

ISAN
Lamenting Machine

ISAN are pioneering electronic duo Anthony Ryan and Robin Saville. Lamenting Machine is their ninth album and first for three years. The pair are innovators in the world of electronica and have, in the past, been likened to Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Ulrich Schauss, so with comparisons like that, you know what to do. (Hint: add to cart)

A Winged Victory For The Sullen
The Undivided Five

Their fifth release (but only their second official studio album) and based around the idea of the perfect fifth, A Winged Victory For The Sullen begin a new life on Ninja Tune with a bold different direction on 'The Undivided Five'. Built on their neo-classical and ambient roots, it’s by far the duo of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie's (Stars of the Lid) most immersive and detailed work yet.

The Comet Is Coming
Prophecy

The Comet Is Coming is a fun new project from some heads that you might know: yes, that saxophone is indeed from Shabaka Hutchings of Melt Yourself Down! He’s supported by synths and drums, making for a danceable, cosmic energy blast. The Prophecy EP, the first taste we’ve had of the group, is out on The Leaf Label.

Fontaines D.C.
Dogrel

I've never heard of them. Seriously, I've never heard of them. They made four hotly received double A-side singles last year which I never knew about and got airplay on Steve Lamacq (which I never heard) and have played sold out shows across Europe which I never attended. Turns out they play snotty indie/post-punk with vocals that seem to sit somewhere between Mark E. Smith and Cathal Coughlan. But what do I know?  

Lana Del Rey
Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Geographically confused chanteuse Lana Del Rey returns with her sixth album and her first since she discovered swearing. She's pictured on the cover cavorting with none other than the grandson of Jack Nicholson and possibly as a matter of note I should say that it contains fourteen new songs most co-written with fun.'s Jack Antonoff. Buy your copy from Norman Fucking Records.      

Cigarettes After Sex
Cry

Promising more blissful, narcoleptic dream-pop after the success of his early singles, Greg Gonzalez delivers his second Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry. Recorded and finessed by Gonzalez himself during sessions in the middle of the night in Spain, it’s another suite of meditations on intimacy and heartbreak.  * Pre-order the album on any format to be in with the chance of winning a test pressing of the record! * ** Alternatively, email phil(at)normanrecords.com and we'll stick you into the prize draw

Deja Vega
Deja Vega

Mancunian trio Déjà Vega present their eponymous debut LP. This record is full of well-rendered lad-psych tunes, all humming basslines and post-Stone Roses lyrical flotsam/jetsam. Some of the tracks swagger along in a manner which recalls early Kasabian, others have more of a motorik Krautish feel to them. Could be massive, this lot.

Guided By Voices
Sweating The Plague

Robert Pollard slams his hand down hard on the top of his guitar amplifier. Sweat pours from his brow; his eyes, heavily-bagged from the sleepless nights, glower with deranged intensity; his clothes are now but rags, ripped and filthy. ‘Again! Dammit, again! We’ll play … the songs … again.’ ‘B… but Robert’, pipes up one of his fellow Guided By Voices members - it’s hard to tell which seeing as all of the band are now a huddled mass, cowering in the darkest corner of the rehearsal room - ‘Robert, we’re exhausted. We’ve been in this room for three days, playing melodious indie-rock in the Hüsker Dü/Pavement mould non-stop, and we simply can’t go on any further. We need rest. We need food. We need to see our families. We’ve already released two LPs in 2019 anyway - isn’t that enough?’ ‘No!’ shouts Robert, punching a hole in the wall to emphasise his point. ‘No. We go again. We’ll be in here rehearsing our new record Sweating The Plague until it’s done, and it’s done why I say it’s done. Kapeesh?’ ‘Y… yes Robert.’

Talk Talk
Laughing Stock

The final album from a band who evolved from synth-pop into intricate, unbelievably delicate avant-jazz compostion. This reissue comes 26 years after the original release but the music hasn't aged a bit. 'Ascension Day' churns and whirrs whilst 'New Grass' tugs the heart strings just as strongly as before. Absolutely essential.

Smog
Knock Knock

Knock Knock. Who is there? Bill. Bill who? Bill from Knaresborough....the Smog guy. Ah. That terrible sleeve adorns a work of rich majesty that now enjoys a 20th anniversary re-issue. Smog's previous album Red Apple Falls showcased the singer using ever more adventurous recording techniques and actual singing to showcase his rich brown autumnal songs. Knock Knock is a beaut. He's the Leonard Cohen of the '90s and a ladies man to match.  

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Fishing For Fishies

What’s the point in releasing an album every 2-3 years? Why not just release stuff all the time? This certainly seems to be the approach of the weed-fueled Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Fishing For Fishes is their thirteenth album in 7 years. Imagine how many they’ll release if their career lasts as long as The Rolling Stones? Keep it up, guys! On Flightless.

slowthai
Nothing Great About Britain

Grime up-and-comer slowthai could be a big fan of mid-2000’s indie also-rans The Holloways - there’s a chance that Nothing Great About Britain is titled after the ‘Generator’ group’s 2006 LP So This Is Great Britain?. Mind you, that’s pretty much where the similarities between the acts end. The Northampton MC goes hard on his debut full-length, blending the sharp-tongued fury of early Dizzee Rascal with the observational nous of Mike Skinner. Probably the start of something.

Delta 5
Singles & Sessions 1979-1981

Delta 5 were a post-punk band from Leeds. Their sound was very much from the angular funk / punk world that fellow Yorkshire band Gang Of Four inhabited. They combined this with lyrics affirming their political and feminist stance. A perfect match for US label Kill Rock Stars to pick up on. Singles & Sessions 1979 - 1981 was originally released on CD in 2005. Now they’ve pressed it to vinyl to so you can revel in its analogue glory.
  • Vinyl LP (LPKRS415LE)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Penguin Cafe
Handfuls of Night

A continuation project of his father’s Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes returns with his fourth Penguin Cafe album Handfuls of Night. Inspired by Scott’s voyage to the Antarctic, the nine-track experience is bookended by beautiful instrumentals and takes in minimalist, cinematic pieces and uplifting, almost cathartic peaks. 

Telefon Tel Aviv
Dreams Are Not Enough

Telefon Tel Aviv's 2001 era album Fahrenheit Fair Enough was to these ears one of the greatest electronic albums of the era. Two further albums followed but following the death of founder member Charlie Cooper in 2009  Telefon Tel Aviv ceased trading. Now over a decade later, surviving member Josh Eustis has re-ignited the project for a long awaited fourth album. If it's even half as good as that debut then we are all in for a treat. 

Scott Walker
Tilt

Contrary to what it may seem, ‘Tilt’ was not a complete shift in trajectory for the former pop star Scott Walker. Prior to its release in 1995, Walker had spent years finding ever more oblique methods to communicate his ideas, however, is undoubtedly true that ‘Tilt’ was his most daringly realised attempt yet. Desolate, ardently experimental, but also beautiful, a pathway which would lead to later opuses such ‘The Drift’, ‘Bish Bosch’, and ‘Soused’ - his collaborative LP with drone metal legends Sunn o))) .  
  • Vinyl Double LP (7798546)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)

Beth Gibbons & The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs)

Been wondering what Gibbons has been up to? Well nothing we can tell you from the last four years but in 2014 she performed Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) alongside the Polish National Radio Symphony conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki one of Poland's leading composers. Now several years later you can get the whole performance on audio and with the special LP version and the CD you get a visual DVD.    

Bat For Lashes
Lost Girls

Natasha Khan gets back to Bat For Lashes for the project’s fifth album, and it’s vintage-tinted synth-pop baby! Lost Girls positions itself as a soundtrack to an imaginary 80’s teen movie, and it certainly fits that bill, with all the tropes and details in just the right place. Lost Girls is released by Bat For Lashes Records.

Moloko
Do You Like My Tight Sweater?

One of the most quietly inventive British-based bands of the late Nineties, Moloko spanned electronica, jazz, soul and house on their 1995 debut album 'Do You Like My Tight Sweater?' - named for singer Roisin Murphy’s (now of a solo career) chat-up line to future bandmate Mark Brydon at a party when they first met.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2457C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Floating Spectrum
A Point Between

Mei-Fang Liau presents her debut album as Floating Spectrum. Using noises of everyday household objects and her collection of customised synthesisers and other musical programmes - including a generative system that turns visual data into sound - A Point Between is much more than just a technological marvel, but an artistic one too. 

SWANS
leaving meaning.

leaving meaning. represents the start of a new era for Swans, after the group’s leader Michael Gira dissolved the line-up responsible for the triptych of stunning, epic records from 2012 to 2016. Now based around a rotating cast of former and new members of the group, they’ve produced an album which, at a brisk 93 minutes, isn’t quite as long as their recent works, but is sure to please fans nonetheless. 

Liam Gallagher
Now That I’ve Found You

Now That I’ve Found You is a single taken from Liam Gallagher’s second solo album, Why Me? Why Not? It sounds kinda like Oasis with a bit more of a ‘60s jangle. No doubt the chorus will have fans singing along at gigs, whether he reaches his dream of playing to massive fields of people or whether they’re just in medium-sized venues.

1-100 of 185 items.  Next »

Show page list »
Show filters »