Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Peaches
The Teaches Of Peaches

Bit scared of Peaches I have to admit. The Teaches of Peaches was her 2001 second album which introduced the world proper to her sexy, sassy and rather foul mouthed persona. It's a lo-fi discotheque, genre/gender blurring treat which was one of the flagship releases of the electroclash movement. She's a filthy woman but this showcased her at her outrageous best.   
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Scott Hardware
Engel

Engel is the second album by Toronto musician Scott Hardware. The album was inspired by the WIm Wenders film Wings of Desire and displays similar ups, downs, darkness and mundanity as the film. His music may appeal to fans of Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley, but unlike those guys he keeps his vocals really low in the mix.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Little Hands of Aspahlt
Half Empty

For their first new music in almost a decade, The Little Hands of Asphalt are rolling out a new album titled Half Empty in five instalments of pairs of singles. Aside from the novel manner of release, Sjur Lyseid’s group are pretty much picking up where they left off, dealing in dusty nuggets of Americana and alt-folk indebted to everybody from Bob Dylan to Conor Oberst. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Animal Collective
Ballet Slippers

It seems totally insane that it has been ten years since Animal Collective's high watermark Merriweather Post Pavilion album. To celebrate, the band are issuing this 3LP live album containing tracks from the album and other favourites performed in concert on their 2009 tour.  A fascinating document of a unique and mind bending band at their peak.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Beat Happening
We Are Beat Happening

Will you just look at this. The holy grail for fans of Beat Happening and fans of underground lo-fi pop in general. Beat Happening were pioneers of the lo-fi and indie-pop movement and now you can get all six of their albums packaged up in a 7LP set with a 40 page book and liner notes from like minded soul Lois Maffeo. Remortgage your house. Do whatever you have to do (legally) to get this.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lady Gaga
CHROMATICA

Here's something to get us through the crisis - the promise of a new Lady Gaga album. Cue excitement amongst her 162 million little monsters fanbase. CHROMATICA is said to be a cyberpunk record (perhaps a bit like Billy Idol's 1993 album?) and sees her working with producers such as Mark Ronson, Sophie and Boys Noize.  
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Steve Mason
About The Light

The Beta Band are a distant image in the rear view mirror of Steve Mason these days. Following their break up he continued under the King Biscuit Time moniker before releasing Boys Outside (2010) under his own name. About The Light is his fourth solo album. Previously all of his solo albums have been made alone, this time he got his live band involved from the start to try and capture the energy of their live show. Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs) produced the album. LP and CD on Domino imprint Double Six.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cornershop
England Is A Garden

In calling out Morrissey for racism waaay before it become blindingly obvious he had some pretty unsavoury views, being a multi-ethnic indie band in the white boy dominated '90s, having an actual number one hit with Brimful of Asha, Cornershop have already done it all. Yet 30 years after forming, they still have a commitment to the cause with the release of their ninth studio album England is a Garden. Expect the usual splicing of styles including disco, funk, Indian raga and glam rock. 

Jackie Lynn
Jacqueline

Jackie Lynn is a band made up of Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan of Bitchin Bajas and Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux. Their self-titled debut album from 2016 promised much, with the electronics of Bitchin Bajas melding with the song-orientated approach by Haley Fohr. Everything had seeming gone quiet, but now they return with a second album, Jacqueline. Lead single Casino Queen takes the electronics of the first album and injects them with a blast of steroids for a pumped up motorik sound.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

John Maus
We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves

John Maus’ We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves is the record we both need and deserve. The 2011 album saw Maus (somewhat) hone the hypnagogic pop of his first two LPs in a ‘search for the perfect pop song’. Sometimes this means we get wistful, florid synth-pop in the mould of Maus’ good friend Ariel Pink; sometimes this means we get brisk, bracing Joy Division-esque post-punk; always it means we get a record that lays itself bare, bringing the bliss even as Maus coos things like 'let's kill every cop in sight'.

Franc Moody
Dream In Colour

Ned Franc and Jon Moody are electronic duo Franc Moody. The band came out of the warehouse rave scene in London and hold disco funk sounds close to their hearts. Dream in Colour is the follow-up to their 2018 debut, Dance Moves. If you like Jungle and Daft Punk, this is definitely for you. On Juicebox Recordings.
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La Roux
Supervision

Considering we’re talking about somebody who destroyed the singles chart in 2009, it’s surprising to learn that Supervision is Elly Jackson’s first La Roux album in nearly six years, and only her third altogether. Nevertheless, it’s full of the kinds of flourishes that have always made her music stand out, with eight deep cuts of melodic electro-pop brilliance. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lyra Pramuk
Fountain

Lyra Pramuk is a trained opera singer and electronic musician whose music is imbued with pop sensibilities. She makes what has been described as Futurist Folk Music. Thematically her debut album, Fountain, traverses non-binary, post-human understanding. She is known for collaborating with Holly Herndon and Colin Self and has opened for Sunn 0))).

Björk
Homogenic

Bjork's masterwork. On her fourth record, the Icelandic pop artist started marrying her trip-hop backdrop with a hugely expansive and coldly experimental sound. This record was perhaps her darkest entry yet and did Post one better by boasting an orchestra of several billion -- each making strings swell, drums coalesce or cellos brood around Bjork's darkly moving songs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Purity Ring
Womb

Nearly five years after we last heard from them, Megan James and Corin Roddick announce their third studio album as Purity Ring. Womb, with a loose thematic thread of a search for comfort and peace, finds the duo forging cutting-edge production techniques with their irrepressible knack for melody and harmony. 
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Nilüfer Yanya
Miss Universe

Bold and bright modern pop from Nilufer Yanya, bursting out of your stereo in the form of debut full-length album Miss Universe. The confidence of that title is all over the album’s sound, which combines soul and electronica details with gnarly guitar, helmed by Yanya’s big vocals. It's good folks. On ATO Records.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

JARV IS
House Music All Night Long

Jarv Is is the new band Jarvis Cocker formed along with Serafina Steer, Andrew Mckinney from James Taylor Quartet, Jason Buckle from All Seeing I and Adam Betts from Three Trapped Tigers. When they first performed House Music All Night Long it caused Jarvis Cocker to crowdsurf for the first time in his life. This has now become a habit. Oh, and Jarvis Cocker used to be in a band called Pulp. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Half Waif
The Caretaker

Half Waif is Nandi Rose, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Brooklyn, New York. She refers to her music as ‘mood ring pop’ and as her album, The Caretaker, finds her in fantastic form, whatever ‘mood ring pop’ is, it seems pretty good. She cites Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos as influences, but takes those influences in her own direction.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Grouper
The Man Who Died In His Boat

Originally released in 2013, this album was recorded by Liz Harris alongside her best-known work, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill. It’s in the same stylistic ballpark - ethereal, heavily reverbed electric guitar and vocals with dark and mysterious undercurrents, sometimes swimming into clearer focus when Harris switches to acoustic. Out of print for a while and now back on CD.

Various
Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986

Light In The Attic’s fascination with Japan continues with Pacific Breeze, a compilation that celebrates one of the country’s most fertile musical epochs. Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 presents some of the best and artists from the period - Haruomi Hosono, Taeko Ohnuki and Minako Yoshida all feature. Andy Cabic (aka Vetiver), Zach Cowie and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab) have done a fine job of curating Pacific Breeze.

Teenage Fanclub
Man-Made

Further re-issues of Teenage Fanclub's later, slightly lesser known works. Man-Made was originally released in 2005 (how time flies) and once again showcases their mellow, gently maturing brand of jangle pop and classic rock. They travelled from their native Scotland to Chicago to record this with Tortoise's John McEntire who adds subtle shades and textures to their loveable comfy jumper form of guitar music. This re-issues comes with a bonus 7" of rare tracks.    
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The Cardigans
Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo by The Cardigans will best be remembered for the song My Favourite Game. The notorious video of which featured singer, Nina Persson, recklessly driving a car with catastrophic black comedy ending. It was the band’s fourth album and also featured the single Erase/Rewind. Remastered 180g vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve on Polydor.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pulp
His 'n' Hers (25th Anniversary Edition)

As a celebration of Pulp's salt-of-the-earth DIY pop, the 1994 released hit record 'His 'n' Hers' is re-issued with extra audio quality. As the band's fourth album, and one which will always be remembered as their breakthrough, sexual encounters, social class and voyeurism are all covered with a heavy dose of Jarvis Cocker's dry wit.
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Anna Burch
If You're Dreaming

If You’re Dreaming is the second album by Detroit singer / songwriter Anna Burch. She started out as a touring member of Frontier Ruckus before quitting music to return to college. It wasn’t long before music got her back. If You’re Dreaming follows her 2018 debut Quit The Curse. Her music is ‘60s influenced indie-pop / folk-rock. She has previously cited Elliott Smith and Alvvays as influences.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Amy Studt
Happiest Girl In The Universe

Title possibly ironic on an album by a singer-songwriter whose career perhaps mirrors Scott Walker in that Amy Studt had two tries at being a bona fide pop star in the early 2000's before retreating to a rural cottage to plot her next move. She returned from exile with darker and more tortured songs of which Happiest Girl In the Universe is the latest batch. Here she ruminates bleakly on her life journey on an album of equal parts failure and redemption all the while accompanying herself on an assortment of instruments all topped off with her exceptional voice and arrangement talents. Sometimes it's the tortoise that wins the race. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Beyoncé
Lemonade

Steering away from the sheeny chart-leading bangers that made Queen Bey a hegemonic pop power, Lemonade is yet another pioneering reinvention from someone exploring new territory. Risk-taking has become alien from many modern powerhouse artists; but so long as the likes of Beyonce keep us on our toes, the world will be a better place.

Ren Harvieu
Revel In The Drama

Singer / songwriter Ren Harvieu was discovered via MySpace when that was a thing. She was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2012 which is also the year she released her first and until now, only album, Through The Night. It’s taken a while due to a horrific injury but now she’s back with Revel In The Drama. The album was co-written by Harvieu and Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, so you can expect a catchy tune or two.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Solange
A Seat At The Table

Solange Knowles’ A Seat at the Table is one not to sleep on for any fans of neo-soul, funk and R&B. Directing an all-star ensemble of contributors including Raphael Saadiq and Sampha, Solange truly realises her vision of an album that explores black womanhood through a self-directed, empowering and contemporary lens.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Solange
When I Get Home

Earning rave reviews upon its surprise release back in January, Solange’s second studio album When I Get Home at last gets a proper vinyl edition, arriving on a special clear LP. Including insightful highlights like ‘Almeda’, Solange can now surely do no more to shake off the insulting tag of merely being Beyonce’s sister. 
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  • Label(s):
  • RCA
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Grimes
Miss Anthropocene

Grimes is back with her first album in five years and third for 4AD. Miss Anthropocene contains the singles 'Violence' and 'So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth', which you may have heard on t'wireless. It is the follow up to the brilliant Art Angels - an album so good that former Normanite, Robin, gave it a 9/10 review back in 2015. Features collaborations with 潘PAN & i_o on some proper pop bangers.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

CMON
Confusing Mix of Nations

New York's Josh da Costa and Jamen Whitelock were doing pretty well for themselves as Regal Degal but were preferring the after show dancing to the actual performances so they aligned their music accordingly, made a swift name change to CMON. The resulting debut album aligns their old band's atmospherics with a kind of kinetic four to the floor dance music reminiscent of Drugdealer or Mild High Club. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tenniscoats
Music Exists Box

Japanese duo Tenniscoats exist in their own wonderful, beautiful world. Despite having a worldwide fanbase, its not always been easy to get their albums outside of their home country. There was Two Sunsets, of course, their fabulous collaboration with The Pastels, and some of you may have got your hands on their Tokinouta LP, but otherwise, their LPs are pretty scarce. Rejoice then in this 5 LP box set containing all 5 of their Music Exists albums. Limited edition, one time pressing.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Yves Tumor
Heaven To A Tortured Mind

Heaven To A Tortured Mind is the fourth album by Yves Tumor, aka American experimental electronic producer, Sean Bowie (no relation). It is the follow-up to his critically lauded album from 2018, Safe In The Hands of Love, which was his debut for Warp. They thought it was so good that they’d let him make another, and we're delighted. I think It’s worth noting that he has also performed under the name Yvsie Ray Vaughan.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Eileen Gogan and The Instructions
Under Moving Skies

Under Moving Skies is the new album by Eileen Gogan and The Instructions. Gogan, an Irish singer / songwriter, also produced the album. There’s a whole bunch of guests on here including Sean O'Hagan, Cathal Coughlan, Damian O'Neill, Terry Edwards and Stephen Ryan. Gogan’s voice has been likened to Sandy Denny and Kirsty MacColl. The music on offer takes its cues from a number of influences including Neil Young, Richard & Linda Thompson, Yo La Tengo, REM, Patti Smith and Can. Sounds pretty good, right?

Odessey & Oracle
Crocorama

Crocoroma is the third LP from the French band who name themselves after a classic album by The Zombies, Odyssey and Oracle. For this they’ve blended French folk and pop and take their influences from ‘60s and ‘70s acts White Noise, McDonalds and Giles, 10cc, Robert Wyatt, the ‘70s Brazillian sounds of Caetano Veloso, Clube da Esquina and French chanteuses France Gall and Brigitte Fontaine.

Baxter Dury
The Night Chancers

Will Baxter Dury ever escape from being described as Ian Dury’s son? Not here. He has, however, made a significant contribution to music. His new album, The Night Chancers, is his sixth. The album tackles subjects such as social media stalking, bloggers, insecurity, those that lack awareness and self-deluded types.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Torres
Silver Tongue

Fernando Torres has retired from professional football, but don’t worry, he hasn’t embarked on a musical career. No, this is Torres, AKA McKenzie Scott and Silver Tongue is her fourth album. This the first album she has produced by herself after previously collaborating with PJ Harvey cohort Rob Ellis. Expect a mix of guitars and synths, sparkling new wave sounds some irresistible hooks and the odd brooding number all about the journey of love.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Piper
Sunshine Kiz

Assembled in the space of just six months, displaying the creative restlessness of its creators Piper and their ingenious lead singer Keisuke Yamamoto, 1984’s wonderful Sunshine Kiz followed up the genre-defining Gentle Breeze by including more vocal-orientated tracks and live instrumentation. 
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Razorcuts
The World Keeps Turning

A deluxe re-issue of The World Keeps Turning, the second album from short-lived London-based indie band Razorcuts. Originally released in 1989 on Creation, it was bolder than their already-great debut Storyteller and put the rest of the indie ghetto to shame. Now, it gets a 2xLP re-issue on white / transparent green vinyl, with a bonus eight-track album and in-depth sleeve notes. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Razorcuts
Storyteller

A deluxe re-issue of Storyteller, the debut album from short-lived London-based indie band Razorcuts. Originally released in 1988 on Creation, it’s a lean and taut 35-minute collection that put them streets ahead of their competitors at the time. Now, it gets a 2xLP re-issue on white / transparent pink vinyl, with a bonus eight-track album and in-depth sleeve notes. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (OPT4.026)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

JARV IS
Must I Evolve

Jav Is...um... is none other than Jarvis Cocker once spindly frontman of Pulp and this is the first track from his new band he has called Jarv Is. Make sense? Sorta. So this was out previously in limited numbers but with it being by Jarv Is (Cocker) there has been much demand so it has been re-pressed and now features an Unloved (David Holmes and pals) remix over on the flip.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pulp
Different Class

Following the recent renewal of interest in Britpop comes the reissue of Pulp's widely revered 1995 LP 'Different Class'. Pressed onto 180g vinyl, this special issue comes with an insert featuring Cocker's bitingly deft lyrics. Alluding to society and the British class system, 'Different Class' was definitely of its time, but still resonates today.       
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Zuzu
How It Feels

Her fixation with all things science-fiction, as well as the distinctive Scouse brogue of her vocal delivery, have made her one to watch over the last year or so, and now singer-songwriter Zuzu presents her latest EP, How It Feels. Presented on 12” vinyl, her latest effort houses her four most recent singles, including the brand new one ‘Skin And Bone’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Embrace
The Good Will Out

Desperately looking for the next Oasis, the industry happened upon the Huddersfield brothers McNamara and snapped up Embrace for mega-bucks in the late Nineties. Their first three albums now get the re-issue treatment, including their 1998 no.1 debut The Good Will Out, housing three anthemic UK Top Ten hits in ‘All You Good Good People’, ‘Come Back To What You Know’ and ‘My Weakness Is None Of Your Business’. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (EMB2001)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Warm Digits
Flight of Ideas

Warm Digits is a lovely, comfortable, cosy name for a band, don’t ya think? The Newcastle-based duo return with Flight of Ideas. Bouncing synths, a blizzard of guitar and some day-glo jittering funk are topped off with guest vocals from Paul Smith of Maximo Park, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and Emma Pollock.

Seazoo
Joy

After they were shortlisted for the 2018 Welsh Music Prize for their debut Trunks and bagged support slots with IDLES and The Lovely Eggs, big things are rightly expected of Seazoo’s second album Joy. Specialising in grin-inducing, heart-leaping indie pop, their exceptional live form has accurately been captured by producers Ben Trow and Mike Collins. 

Peel Dream Magazine
Agitprop Alterna

Motorik beats, melodic and discordant. Agitprop Alterna is the second album album from Peel Dream Magazine. I can only say that it must be good because the loose collective, helmed by New York musician Joe Stevens, have been likened to Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab and Sarah Records bands. How very exciting!

Other Lives
For Their Love

Five years on from their beloved Rituals album, Oklahoman indie-rockers Other Lives give us their fourth studio effort, For Their Love. Consisting of ten tracks put down at their own Cooper Mountain Studios, it’s rooted in the blissful moments that made Rituals such a success yet still takes their sound in a new, darker direction. 
  • Vinyl LP (PIASR1145LPC)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Zero 7
The Garden (Special Edition)

The Garden was the third album by chillout electronica types Zero 7. It was originally released in 2006. The album was notable for featuring guest vocals from Jose Gonzales and Sia. The CD version of this special edition features even more tracks, and those include more tracks featuring the aforementioned stars which have only previously been available digitally.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

TOPS
I Feel Alive

If you want a bit of guitar pop with literary lyrics and sublime hooks, then look no further, I Feel Alive is the fourth album from Canadian band, TOPS. The album has a defiantly ‘80s sound with a soft rock feel that, in terms of production, occasionally veers into Like A Virgin-era Madonna (remember that album was a Chic production). This could well soundtrack your summer.

Alexandra Savior
The Archer

Coming nearly three years after her well-received debut album Belladonna of Sadness, 2020 sees the release of Alexandra Savior’s sophomore effort The Archer, trailed by its lead single ‘Crying All The Time’ released in the summer. Prepare yourself for another serving of her highly literate and emotionally sharp songwriting style. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Beach House
Thank Your Lucky Stars

Suprise! Don’t let the fact that Beach House’s last full-length album Depression Cherry was only released two months ago fool you: they are, nevertheless, back with a new record now! Thank Your Lucky Stars isn’t a rarities collection or anything like that, but a full-blown album of their typically lush blooming style. On Bella Union.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Fassine
Forge

For their third studio album, London electronica outfit Fassine look at figures who live stoically at the fringes and extremes of modern British society, as well as marginalised communities. Forge is also instrumentally both heavier and more forceful than when the trio last released a full-length three years ago. 

Peaking Lights
E S C A P E

First LP in over three years from the husband and wife duo Peaking Lights. Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis have built a reputation for making dreamy, dub-infused psych and electronica that helps take the listener into a faraway dreamscape. Hence E S C A P E which helps to provide just that for their listeners - a transcendental, celestial journey for both daydreams and discotheques. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (DKMNTL081)
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Photay
Waking Hours

In response to the disintegrating chaos of the modern world, one which requires us to always be ‘on-brand’ and filling each moment with activity, New York’s Evan Shornstein gives us his second full-length Photay album Waking Hours, a meditative and calm plea for being satisfied with simply being. 
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C.A.R.
Crossing Prior Street

London-based producer and songwriter Chloé Raunet - who records under the moniker C.A.R. - delivers another album of damaged but emotionally resonant electronic pop. Crossing Prior Street concerns Raunet’s decision to escape her broken childhood home in Vancouver and reinvent herself in London, told with sparse instrumentation and piercing, direct lyrics. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Basia Bulat
Are You in Love?

The tumultuous events of life, such as falling in love, and the passing of her father, have informed the creative process behind Are You In Love?, the fifth studio album from Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat. Taking in classic rock to Sixties girl-group pop as influences, it’s a masterful and mature collection that arrives on opaque beige vinyl. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Somni
Home

Nice background story for Leo Shulman aka Somni as he swapped Hampshire for L.A as a child and spent his teenage years soaking up the music of his new country. Initially this was the more guitar orientated liked of Elliot Smith and Cat Power but subsequently he immersed himself in the soul and hip-hop of the likes of Flying Lotus and J. Dilla. You can hear all these influences in this album of intimate home-fi songwriting as Shulman returns to the music that excited him as a kid. 

Tears For Fears
Songs From The Big Chair

One of Tears For Fears best selling albums on picture disc. Reasons to be cheerful. Songs From The Big Chair hit the shelves, and promptly flew off them, in 1985. It contains the singles Shout, Head Over Heels and Everybody Wants To Rule The World. The album is being reissued to coincide with the Classic Albums documentary.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Gordi
Our Two Skins

Gordi is an Australian folktronica musician whose real name is Sophie Payten. Her latest album, Our Two Skins, was written following the death of her grandmother and how deeply the loss was felt. The track ‘Sandwiches’ details her dying days. It was produced by Chris Messina and Zach Hanson who are known for their work with Bon Iver.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Las Kellies
Suck This Tangerine

Argentinian group Las Kellies return with their fizzy post-punk and new wave designed to get the party absolutely started. Lauren Laverne loves them (Las Kellies not tangerines - though maybe she likes both  - who wouldn't?) and maybe you should too. There's just the two of them but they make a nice big danceable racket.  

Nap Eyes
Snapshot Of A Beginner

Nap Eyes’ fourth studio album Snapshot of a Beginner sees the Canadian indie-rockers growing ever more comfortable with and confident in their sound. Although still centered around frontman Nigel Chapman’s freewheeling jamming sessions, on this occasion the band went into The National’s studio in New York state to put the loose song structures in place before most of the creativity started. 

Little Dragon
New Me, Same U

New Me, Same U is the sixth album by Swedish electronic band Little Dragon. The band have enjoyed critical and commercial success since their 2014 breakthrough album Nabuma Rubberband. On this album, they are reflective with themes of moving on, love and loss dominating its lyrics, the band have their personal stories to tell here, but relate them as a solid unit.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sorry
925

Sorry have only been seen so far on a grab bag of singles so its high time they delivered their debut album. The North London crew are nothing if not shape shifters and have a thrillingly open minded nature to their music making. This hotly anticipated debut was, for example, influenced by Aphex Twin and Tony Bennett (and possibly Ronnie Corbett though citation needed).  It's a very now record  - filled as much with experimentation as it is with pop hooks.   

Blake Mills
Mutable Set

For his fourth studio album Mutable Set, the hugely in-demand Blake Mills buddied up with his friend and fellow songwriter Cass McCombs. The result is about as diverse a set as could be imagined while still contained within the singer-songwriter paradigm - narrative storytelling bristling with optimism to abstract, impressionistic and decidedly downcast reflections. 
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Extraa
Baked

You see if you were googling the band Extraa without the additional 'a' you will come up with all the other 'extra' type things on the internet. Like extra soft tissue paper. Thankfully they've added an extra 'a' to the end to distinguish. Now that we know that we can listen to Extraa til our heart is content and what we'll find is a France-based pop band with catchy songs, smooth production and an interest in the classic songwriting of the past. We could have something extraa special here. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Euros Childs
Gingerbread House Explosion

It seems a long time ago now that Euros Childs fronted the eccentric Welsh collective Gorky's Zycotic Mynci and he's probably better known for a long running solo career. His previous album Olion was an instrumental affair but Gingerbread House Explosion (yum) sees a return to those lilting tones. The Sweet Baboo produced album sees Childs tackling all kinds of wayward subjects including someone who becomes obsessed with another persons bins. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Soap&Skin
From Gas to Solid / you are my friend

Third album from inexplicable Austrian chart topper Soap&Skin. I say inexplicable not because the music is bad, far from it, but because this is clearly not 'pop' music. From Gas to Solid / you are my friend is an album of sparse gothic beauty, which explores Anja Plaschg's sense of self as she is she encounters parenthood and the album cycle. 
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Close Lobsters
Firestation Towers 1986-1989

C86 eh? Fun while it lasted. There were many great bands ...and many of these great bands who claimed that they weren't all jangly and fey. Thing is on the C86 tape only about a third of it was jangly and fey. Close Lobsters appeared on that legendary tape and this is a collection of their two studio albums and a single collection in a big 3LP package. I expect to see some excited fringes flapping about on RSD....and now along comes the CD if you missed out on the vinyl.   

Houses Of Heaven
Silent Places

A debut album layering minimalist industrial rhythms, shoegaze textures and injections of dub from San Fran Bay Area trio Keven Tecon, Adam Beck and Nick Ott, recording under the name Houses Of Heaven. Silent Places explores the slow-motion chaos that we all experiences existing in the modern world. 
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Badly Drawn Boy
Banana Skin Shoes

Twenty years after he scooped the Mercury Prize for his Badly Drawn Boy debut The Hour of Bewilderbeast, Damon Gough presents his ninth studio album, Banana Skin Shoes. It houses his recently released single ‘Is This A Dream?’, and constitutes one of his most heartfelt and fundamentally optimistic records ever. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Embrace
Drawn From Memory

Desperately looking for the next Oasis, the industry happened upon the Huddersfield brothers McNamara and snapped up Embrace for mega-bucks in the late Nineties. Their first three albums now get the vinyl re-issue treatment, including their 2000 sophomore effort Drawn From Memory, which spawned four UK Top Forty hits in the shape of ‘Hooligan’, ‘You’re Not Alone’, ‘Save Me’ and ‘I Wouldn’t Wanna Happen To You’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lesneu
Bonheur ou Tristesse

Lesneu follow somewhat in the trail of the likes of Beach House in making slow moving but quite grandiose dream-pop. The singing is particularly interesting sounding like a cross between the guy from Band of Horses and the guy from R.E.O. Speedwagon. It works though  - it's really yearning stuff with melodies reaching towards the stars.    

Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

Originally released in 1996, the year after the Todd Terry mix of ‘Missing’ had destroyed charts throughout Europe, Walking Wounded was the undisputed commercial high-water-mark for Everything But The Girl. Housing four UK Top 40 singles - including two Top 10 hits in the title track and ‘Wrong’ - the album went platinum in Britain. Now, it’s been re-mastered via half-speed technology at Abbey Road for a well-deserved vinyl re-issue. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Mint Julep
Stray Fantasies

With the band name Mint Julep you might expect a bunch of white suited gents from southern USA playing...well, I don’t know what. What Mint Julep actually are though, is an electronic pop duo made up of Hollie and Keith Kenniff, also a married couple. Mr. Kenniff is known for his experimental projects, the ambient Helios and the post-classical Goldmund. On Stray Fantasies however, we get straight up synth pop and you will enjoy it.
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CocoRosie
Put The Shine On

Since forming over 15 years ago, sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady have quietly become one of modern music’s hardiest survivors, their ‘freak folk’ sound also influencing many subsequent artists. They’re now on their seventh CocoRosie album, and Put The Shine On has a shout at being their best effort to date, and certainly their boldest and most experimental. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Revolving Paint Dream
Flowers In The Sky

A minor hit on the indie charts when originally released back in 1984, ‘Flowers In The Sky’ was the debut single from future Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes when he was in the short-lived The Revolving Paint Dream. Released on Creation Records - whose founder Alan McGee was actually in the band too - it’s now given a second lease of life via this 7” single re-issue as part of the Optic Sevens series, and includes a postcard and poster. 
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Kate NV
Room For The Moon

Kate NV is a Moscow-based producer, songwriter and composer with a background in post-punk. She was a member of Russian band ГШ, or GS for those who can’t read Cyrillic (like me!). Her latest album, Room For The Moon, follows-up  для FOR and sees her manipulated vocals woven into a fabric of xylophone, guitars, sax and synth. 
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David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees

Brilliant Trees was the debut album from David Sylvian following the dissolution of his band Japan. The album moved away from the post new romanticisms of their swansong Tin Drum and towards the more acoustic reflective material he would perfect on Secrets of the Beehive. Now re-issued on 180g vinyl. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

International Teachers of Pop
Pop Gossip

International Teachers of Pop are pop people. They like pop and practice it in all its glorious formats blending electronica to disco as if they were some kind of modern day Human League. This is their second album of danceable pop and is nostalgic for that time we could all dance together in sweaty clubs to Chic and Dollar. Fun stuff from long term pop fanatics Dean Honer, Adrian Flanagan and crew. Jason Williamson guests!  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Prince and the Revolution
Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

Seriously exciting stuff here for Prince fans: as well as a remastered version of the deeply classic album Purple Rain, the CD versions of this reissue also include a whole disc of contemporary tracks from the great one’s immense and closely guarded archives, which haven’t even been bootlegged before! Revel in the rarities. On Warner Bros.

Television Personalities
And Don't The Kids Just Love It (30th Anniversary Edition)

Television Personalities, led by Dan Treacy, were a huge influence on indie bands on both sides of the Atlantic with their mix of ‘60s pop and post-punk. And Don’t The Kids Just Love It was the band’s debut album, originally released in 1981. It stands the test of time as a lo-fi triumph. 
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Bobby Conn
Recovery

Bobby Conn has been quiet of late with his previous album clocking in around 2012 but like a lot of artists, the mess of things has persuaded him to make new music. Conn has always been something of a protestor and here turns his attention to addiction and recovery in particular with regard to how self help has replaced community care. But don't worry  - musically it's a blend of uplifting art and soul with nods towards 10CC, J. Dilla, D'Angelo and...um...Slade. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Carla dal Forno
So Much Better

Australian singer/songwriter Carla dal Forno makes spooky, spacious music with a voice reminiscent of Nico. Following her atmospheric masterpiece You Know What It’s Like on Blackest Ever Black in 2016 she has released a couple of EPs. Now she has set up her own label, Kallista, for a new 7”, So Much Better. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Låpsley
Through Water

Four years on from her acclaimed debut Long Way Home, touted by none other than Billie Eilish as a key influence but which passed under the radar of the public at large, British star Holly Lapsley Fletcher releases her second Låpsley record. Following the more mature change in tone signalled by last year’s These Elements EP, Through Water represents exactly the kind of thing that mainstream breakthroughs are made of. 
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Various
PC Music Vol 1 & 2

PC Music is a London based label whose USP is to put records out that are surreal or hyper real takes on pop music. This double LP or CD contains two albums worth of what they have given to the world since the label’s inception in 2013. Artists include Hannah Diamond, Danny L. Harle, Life Sim and label founder A.G. Cook.

Marble Arch
Children Of The Slump

Yann Le Razavet’s Marble Arch project first came to wider prominence back in 2015, when fashion designer Hedi Slimane selected his music for his Saint-Laurent Paris sessions shoot. His indie-inflected bedroom-pop sound has mutated and evolved since to give us Children of the Slump, which Le Razavet credits as his “first real album”. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

James Righton
The Performer

With Klaxons having split some 4 years ago, frontman James Righton has decided to go it alone and release a solo album, The Performer. He has been busy since Klaxons demise, releasing music with Shock Machine and playing with Arctic Monkeys. The music on this album takes its cues from places you might not expect - Roxy Music, The Beach Boys, R.E.M. and Nick Lowe. The album explores how fatherhood has changed him as he considers if he’s now living two separate lives - one as dad, one as The Performer.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Georgia
Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go is arguably (definitely!) the best track from Georgia’s second album, Seeking Thrills. It’s a mega-catchy pop hit that takes inspiration from ‘80s Chicago house and Detroit Techno. It comes as a 12” single with a remix from English producer Skream on the flip. On Domino.
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Hoopla Blue
Pl(^)nted

Hoopla Blue's debut album Pl(^)nted has the Birmingham outfit playing space chamber pop which owes something to the grand tones of Grizzly Bear and the widescreen sheen of Broken Social Scene. Good idea on the vinyl too which uses up leftover pellets from previous runs to make randomized coloured wax.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Frazey Ford
U kin B the Sun

Frazey Ford was one third of folk trio The Be Good Tanyas. U Kin B The Sun is her third album since going solo. The album eschews folk in favour soulful grooves - and those of you that heard the track ‘Done’ from 2014’s Indian Ocean album will know that she is only too capable of carrying off such a sound with aplomb. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Beatles
Revolver

Revolver by The Beatles is regarded by many as their best album. It’s the second album they made after giving up playing live and the use of studio trickery really began to enhance their concise pop. Originally released in 1966, it’s fair to say that this changed the shape of everything that came after it and is still doing so. Remastered 180g audiophile vinyl on Parlophone.
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Billie Eilish
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? [7-inch box set]

The precocious Billie Eilish drops her debut LP. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? - no need to shout, Billie - is a family affair, with Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connor co-producing the record. Music-wise the songs here lean into Lana Del Rey’s dark-Disney Americana while also incorporating EDM and Adele-ish balladry.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Islet
Eyelet

Islet are a Welsh trio who have been hoovered up by Fire for their third album (and first since 2013). Eyelet continues their foraging into the world of psychedelic experimental pop and electronica which draws early comparisons to the likes of Arthur Russell and Jenny Hval. The hills of Wales seem to be a rich source for this kind of hypnotic psych-rock and a wider distributions may fire (actually...seriously no pun intended) Islet into your living room. 

Denai Moore
Modern Dread

Denai Moore claims her music to be genre free, but to give you, the customer, something to grab hold of, she’s got a soul / R&B-meets-Folk vibe going on and cites Lauryn Hill and Bon Iver as influences on her work. Modern Dread is her third album, following 2015’s Elsewhere and 2017’s We Used To Bloom. You may also know her from her vocal performance on Wonder Where We Land by SBTRKT.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Soko
Feel Feelings

Stephanie Sokolinski, or Soko, to her fans is an L.A.-based French singer / songwriter and actor. Feel Feelings is her third album. The production has a little more meat on the bones compared to her earlier work, although it is still resolutely mid-fi, in the vein of Connan Mockasin or Ariel Pink’s work circa 2010 and onwards. Coincidentally, she has collaborated with Mr. Pink in the past. On Because Music.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Austra
HiRUDiN

Austra are an electronic act led by Kate Austra Stelmanis. She has a revolving cast of musicians helping her out, but she is the only permanent member. HiRUDiN is her fourth album. The album details how it feels to be in a toxic relationship and the empowerment that comes with managing to get out of it.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Temple

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are a San Francisco-based indie band with roots in alt-folk and influences that range from country to hip-hop. They are fronted by Thao Ngyuen who has, in the past, collaborated with Joanna Newsom, Andrew Bird, Portland Cello Project and Marah. Temple is the band’s fifth album and first since 2016’s A Man Alive.
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Billie Eilish
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

The precocious Billie Eilish drops her debut LP. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? - no need to shout, Billie - is a family affair, with Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connor co-producing the record. Music-wise the songs here lean into Lana Del Rey’s dark-Disney Americana while also incorporating EDM and Adele-ish balladry.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Steven Wilson
The Future Bites

The Future Bites is the sixth album by singer, songwriter and producer Steven Wilson. The album explores how modern life’s addictions and fads, from detoxing to anxiety, branded trainers to teeth whitening affect us. Wilson has been a part of numerous musical projects, most notably Porcupine Tree. He has also recently been responsible for re-mixing and re-mastering some classic prog rock albums, a genre close to his heart.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop