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Rituals of Mine
Sleeper Hold

Created out of personal tragedy, with vocalist Terra Lopez experiencing the death of her father and her best friend within six months, Sleeper Hold is an intensely moving new EP from alternative R&B act Rituals of Mine. It’s presented here on a limited edition 12” opaque purple vinyl. 
  • Vinyl 12" (CAK138)
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Emily Reo
Only You Can See It

Only You Can See It is Emily Reo's second album. It's upbeat and energetic and sounds like if pop stars used Game Boy's to make their tracks rather than Ableton. This collided with Reo's classical voice training makes for an album where anything feels possible. On top of everything the lyrics are deeply personal and poetic. On Carpark.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tahiti 80
Fear Of An Acoustic Planet

20 years ago, French guitar pop band, Tahiti 80 released their first album, Puzzle. To celebrate this landmark, they have recorded, Fear Of An Acoustic Planet, an album featuring acoustic versions of tracks from throughout their career. The band were always a pleasant listen, and certainly know how to write a melody. This acoustic album makes those sweet songs a little sweeter, and perhaps we need a bit of that right now. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Arthur Russell
Calling Out of Context

This was the album that started the re-assessment of Arthur Russell's life and work. It compiled previously unreleased and unheard work from Arthur's enormous archive and featured tracks written and recorded between '85 and '90. Now here's the re-issue, spread over to 2LP for maximum sound clarity.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (AU10011)
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Chris & Cosey
Heartbeat

Both previously members of pioneering industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti teamed up to form Chris & Cosey in 1981 and released a series of acclaimed records. Heartbeat served as their debut album that same year when released via Rough Trade, and it cleaved quite closely to TG’s sound, all harsh dissonance, cut-up samples and cold, dystopian sequences of synth and drum machine. It now gets reissued on purple-coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (CTILP001)
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Bleached
Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough

The Clavin sisters straighten themselves out for their third Bleached album, appropriately titled Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough. That struggle for sobriety has led to some of the group’s most honest writing yet, with former Vampire Weekend producer Shane Stoneback ensuring they’ve lost none of their melodic precision. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Abba
Happy New Year

We're now selling Abba records. I'm constantly told to lighten up and just enjoy these pop masters for what they are but it's just not clicking with me. Anyway here are the sound trackers to a thousand weddings with their 'Happy New Year' song which you'll be pleased to hear will be released each year on different coloured vinyl until the end of time itself. This year it's clear vinyl. Collect the set (if you live long enough). 
  • Vinyl 7" (833710)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Céline Gillain
Bad Woman

Céline Gillain deals in maximal pop, well, a skewiff interpretation of it. It’s experimental pop in the truest sense, one that doesn’t sacrifice any of pop’s sensory appeal while tearing forcefully at the genres seams. The 6-track LP comes out via the Drama label, and is a testament to Gillain’s singular vision.

Oliver Spalding
Novemberism

Set your watches as November is on its way and it could well be a perfect time to listen to this debut LP by Oliver Spalding. He says that Novemberism is about being as miserable all the year round as you are in November which is a terrible thought. His music though could help soothe your worry and is R&B influenced electronic melancholy with nods towards Bjork and New Order.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Squid
Town Centre

Squid came to being when the members all converged on Brighton. The young five-piece now base themselves in London. Their brand of post-punk and disco-funk is getting tongues wagging in the biz. They’re a typically wacky bunch who cite Captain Beefheart and pickle among things they like. Their latest EP, Town Centre is produced by Dan Carey and will be released on his Speedy Wunderground label. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Will Samson
Paralanguage

Paralanguage is the fifth album by Will Samson. The album was inspired by the experiences following the sudden death of his father and experiences with magic mushrooms. It even includes some vocal performances recorded whilst experiencing the effects. The album had some musical assistance from violin player Beatrijs De Klerck who plays with A Winged Victory For The Sullen and Ben Lester and Jeremy Boettcher who play with S. Carey.  

Easy Life
Junk Food EP

With the patronage of Annie Mac under their belts courtesy of their charismatic brand of funk, hip-hop, funk and soul, hotly tipped British newcomers Easy Life deliver their latest EP Junk Food. It contains a brand new single ‘Sangria’, a hook-up with British newcomer Arlo Parks, as well as more brand new tracks including future single ‘Dead Celebrities’. 
  • Vinyl LP (848479)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Peter Ivers
Becoming Peter Ivers

Peter Ivers is one of those people who everybody in the world of music seemed to know, but he was virtually unknown to the general public. A songwriter whose principal instrument was the harmonica, he was described by Muddy Waters as the greatest harp player alive. He’s opened for the New York Dolls, John Cale and Fleetwood Mac. 'Becoming Peter Ivers' is a compilation of his work, lovingly compiled by RVNG Intl. Ivers was, tragically, the victim of a violent murder in 1983. The case, sadly, remains unsolved.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

New Order
Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order’s second full-length achieves a fine balance between electronic and guitar-based music. While the preceding Movement LP was the work of a band who couldn’t quite shake off the weight of their past as Joy Division, Power, Corruption and Lies and the contemporary Blue Monday 12” saw them define a singular identity. We All Stand and Leave Me Alone still have the guitar-driven angst of old, but the Blue Monday variation 5 8 6 and Ecstasy were ground-breaking forays into a Hi-NRG-influenced sequencer-driven style, enhanced by the unmistakable lead basslines of Peter Hook. Also Barney got over his reticence and became a proper lead singer. Housed in a high-concept, die-cut Peter Saville sleeve, it’s still an utter joy today. 
  • Vinyl LP (0825646888054)
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lana Del Rey
Born To Die

Lana Del Rey released Born To Die and spent a great deal of time breaking pop music with her contentious but incredible songs and their sombre, devastated predilections. Melodic and melancholy, and emo before the emo revival, Born To Die resulted in a handful of pretty eternal singles, from "Born To Die" to "Blue Jeans".  
  • Vinyl Double LP (2793424)
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FKA twigs
Magdalene

One of the most anticipated sophomore album releases of the decade is finally upon us! Released over half a decade ago, Tahliah Debrett Barnett’s debut FKA twigs album LP1 was one of the most thrillingly original and forward-thinking pop releases in years, its shifting rhythms and immersive soundscapes informing a great deal of subsequent music. The intervening years have seen Barnett suffer physical and emotional upheaval, something that’s informed the sound and themes of Magdalene. Features production from Nicolas Jaar.
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  • 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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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Radiohead
OK Computer - OKNOTOK 1997-2017

If you happen to be a fan of this album then here’s something you might want to get your mitts on. The whole album remastered plus the B sides from the singles of the time plus the holy grail for Radiohead fans,  three unreleased and long sought after tracks dug out of the vaults. All formats have all the bonus stuff on so if you miss out on the opaque blue vinyl you are still ok (computer).  
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  • 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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

CHAI
PINK

London’s Heavenly Recordings reissue a long overdue j-pop classic by four-piece kawaii-overloaders CHAI. PINK was first released as long ago as February 2018 by Burger Records, so it’s great to see it available once again, uh, on this side of the pond. The band’s brief, energetic songs explore pop culture at its most excessive and materialistic, and of course it’s strangely compelling.

Homeshake
Helium Remixes

Helium is the fourth album by Homeshake. Homeshake is the indie / R&B / dream pop project of Montreal musician Peter Sagar. Helium Remixes features nine tracks from its parent album remixed by the likes of Laurel Halo, Jessy Lanza, TAYE // PAL and Ciel who were invited by Sagar to give the tracks a new life.

Suede
Head Music (Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition)

Twenty years eh? Twenty years since Suede's Head Music with songs like Electricity and She's in Fashion and lyrics about being freaks on the edge of the wasteland of the city and dreaming about one day not being trash on the streets. The album was made right in the epicentre of Brett Anderson's addiction to crack but still managed to make it to number one. Now you can get it as a 4CD or 3LP set complete with non LP B sides. 

Citizen Bravo, Raymond MacDonald & Friends
Return To Y'Hup - The World Of Ivor Cutler

Ivor Cutler was a Scottish legend. Beloved of John Peel, the singer, poet and humorist was a staple on left field BBC programmes throughout the '70s and '80s. Citizen Bravo and Raymond MacDonald have decided to reinterpret Cutlers work with help from a plethora of guest such as Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) and Tracy-Ann Campbell (Camera Obscura). Truly a loving tribute to the great man.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tempers
Private Life

Calm down everyone! Stop shouting at each other! Goodness me - Tempers, tempers. Despite having a name that implies vitriol, this NYC duo actually serve something closer to angst than anger on their latest LP Private Life. Entries such as ‘Capital Pains’ (geddit?) find singer Jasmine Golestaneh dealing with the mess of city living over urgent, widescreen synth-pop beats. The War On Drugs and Future Islands are close compadres of Private Life.

Liz Lawrence
Pity Party

Liz Lawrence is one half of electro-pop duo Cash + David (She’s David) and has collaborated with London indie band Bombay Bicycle Club, who have in turn worked on her music. Pity Party is her latest album, and this is a truly solo venture. As well as writing and performing it all, she forced herself into the producer’s chair for the first time, an initially uncomfortable seat which ultimately reaped great rewards.
  • Vinyl LP (SB004LPX)
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Everything But The Girl
Amplified Heart

Amplified Heart, from 1994, was the eighth album by Everything But The Girl. It contained the original version of Missing, before it was given the Todd Terry treatment and subsequently became a gigantic hit. Tracey Thorn believes this to be the album that reignited the duo’s inspiration and verve.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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

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. 
  • Vinyl 7" (KALLISTA001)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars

Parlophone reissued a range of David Bowie albums in the Five Years boxset in 2015: now these nice 180g vinyl versions are being released individually too. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars needs no introduction, being one of the best-known albums of an enormous cultural icon. This release uses the 2012 remastered versions of the tracks.
  • Vinyl LP (0825646287376)
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The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike

The Go Team's 2004 debut arrived like a hurricane with insanely catchy tunes mixing indie-pop, soul, funk and hip-hop into a life affirming sonic stew. Now 15 years later it gets the re-issue treatment and unsurprisingly it sounds just as fresh today as when it first burst out of the traps. For the uninitiated, think a more indie-pop fixated the Avalanches. Fun all the way. 
  • Vinyl LP (MI040LPX4)
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Hayden Thorpe
Diviner

It was commendable that the Wild Beasts split up when they did but the concern is...what will happen to the other two? The singers should be ok. I assume the low-voiced one will make a solo album in time but first out the blocks is the high-voiced one also known as Hayden Thorpe. His voice is so distinctive that it's going to sound like the Wild Beasts but a listen to early tracks reveals a soft sophistication and haunted balladry.      
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  • 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.
  • Vinyl Double LP (88985387471)
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Prefab Sprout
Let's Change The World With Music

This Norman Records Description Writer (tm) is, as a few of you may know, the world's biggest Prefab Sprout fan. So I'm pleased to see all their vinyl being re-issued. Even I would probably be hard pushed to describe Let's Change The World With Music as a classic though. It was originally meant to be the follow up to Jordan: The Comeback but was shelved until 2009 and released as the original demos. It's an of-its-era oddball record with some deeply religious overtones. Still, discerning music listeners need to lap up every nook and cranny of Paddy McAloon's ever-shifting muse.   
  • Vinyl LP (19075945911)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Anna Of The North
Dream Girl

Anna Of The North is Norwegian singer Anna Lotterud. Her music tends to be rooted in the worlds of dream pop / electropop but she is no stranger to experimentation and working with a variety of artists. She has collaborated with Tyler The Creator, Rejjiie Snow, HONNE and Anderson Paak, among others. Dream Girls is her sophomore album and follows 2017’s Lovers.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

SebastiAn
Thirst

Coming eight years after his first album Total, during which time he’s helped to produce the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Frank Ocean, Sébastien Akchoté (known as SebastiAn) at last delivers his sophomore studio effort. Using his expanded rolodex of contacts, Thirst includes guest spots from the likes of Syd (The Internet), Sparks and the aforementioned Charlotte Gainsbourg. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BEC5543956)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Massive Attack
Mezzanine

Mezzanine is a dark masterpiece, as black, as glossy and as intimidating as the beetle creature on its cover. Angel and Teardrop turn up on TV often enough (and rightly so), but the whole album is worth digging into for its uneasy moods. This hasn’t been available on record for a while, so Universal are bringing it back on suitably heavyweight vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (3754043)
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  • Label(s):
  • UMC

Ocean Colour Scene
Moseley Shoals

This is the one isn't it? This is the record which led to my demise when working for a world famous Leeds record store. I was told  - in no uncertain terms  - that I couldn't publicly admit to hating Ocean Colour Scene as they "paid my wages". Thanks guys. Anyway hopefully a few sales of this their dismal but universally popular second album will help make it worth getting out of bed to go to work on 16th April. It's the one with all the songs that made them heroes to Brit pop such as 'The Riverboat Song' which you'll know if you've ever been forced to watch 'TFI Friday'.

The Relict
Tomorrow Is Again

You may not immediately know The Relict but just look at that font and all might become familiar. They were a spin off of The Clientele who had the same hazy soft sound but were more in a Mazzy Star, Galaxie 500 type style with guest vocals by the likes of Pam Berry and Lupe Nunez-Fernandez. If you are at all a fan of the Clientele this is one rarity you'll want to pick up. First time on vinyl courtesy of the good people at Wouldn't Waste Records.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Wake Ooloo
Hear No Evil

Wake Oooloo might not be a name immediately familiar to you but you may prick up your ears when I tell you that this is members of the Feelies. It was made in one of the Feelies characteristic breaks from doing anything at all and showcases a more muscular sound informed as always by the ghosts of the Velvet Underground and Television. One of the Feelies less known spin offs comes on a vinyl edition of 500 on Wouldn't Waste records.    
  • Vinyl LP (WWR-16)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Supergrass
The Strange Ones: 1994-2008

A super treat for Supergrass fans. We have a best of - Strange Ones: 1994-2008 - which will be available in various formats depending on what your wallet will allow. The headliner here is the 6LP box set with their original albums on picture disc and 13CDs including the albums, unreleased live performances, radio sessions acoustic sets, remixes, B-sides, non-album singles, acoustic versions, demos, out-takes and oddities and rarities - that’s a whole lotta tunes. Alternatively, there are the essential tracks on 2LP or CD which will supply you with hit after hit.
  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (4050538461770)
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  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (4050538526899)
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  • Label(s):
  • BMG

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Thousand Knives Of

A timely re-issue of the first solo album from the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto. 'Thousand Knives Of' was originally released back in 1978, when Sakamoto was still in the equally groundbreaking Yellow Magic Orchestra, and established a blueprint for both artists going forward. Notably, this is the first time that the record is being released on vinyl outside of Japan. 

The Walker Brothers
Nite Flights

One of the most unusual records of all time. Nite Flights was then forgotten '60s combo The Walker Brothers 1978 comeback album. It was split into contributions by each band member with Scott Walker getting just four songs. The album is worth buying just for those four songs as they pave the way for his future more experimental work. Its title track invents everything that happened in the early '80s basically. Astonishingly unusual. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1356)
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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)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Drama
Dance Without Me

Despite a healthy and prodigious output since they formed five years ago, the Chicago-based outfit Drama are only now releasing their debut album. Fortunately, Dance Without Me benefits from the many months of careful planning and tweaking, dealing with heartbreak, self-care and self-forgiveness, with singer Via Rosa’s lyrics and delivery the focal point. 

Lanterns On The Lake
Spook The Herd

Returning for their first album in nearly five years, Spook The Herd is the fourth studio effort overall from Newcastle-based indie quintet Lanterns On The Lake. Having worked with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the meantime, the band are now more detached from their roots than ever and embracing a wider range of influences. As the pointed title suggests, Spook The Herd seeks to explore the psychological manipulation that the media is able to have on people. 
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  • 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.  
  • Vinyl 12" (RT0099T)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

BC Camplight
How To Die In The North

Unsettlingly serene synth pop returns under the cover of night as BC Camplight check back in to the twilit hotel. How To Die In The North is another night-time pantomime of sorrowful vocal performances, beats that sound like shoes dashing down the street, sparkling electronics and untraceable guitar riffs. Dream pop of the darkest variety. Good night, and good luck.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA460V)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Hatchie
Keepsake

Hatchie is the stage name of Brisbane songwriter Harriette Pilbeam so you can sort of see why she's not using her birth name for this project. This is her debut album after an earlier well received EP. She uses a varied sonic palette with synthpop, ethereal guitars, industrial textures and new wave all featuring leading to a powerful sound that is already gaining her lots of plaudits.   

Gruff Rhys
Pang!

The sixth solo album from Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys is typically internationalist in its outlook. Recorded and produced between Cardiff and Johannesburg, Pang! is a Welsh language album with some Zulu lyrics, put together with the help of South African electronica musician Muzi. Rhys has recorded a welter of sonically diverse solo works, so expect Pang! to be completely different once again. 
  • Vinyl LP (RT0086LP)
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  • Vinyl LP (RT0086LPE)
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  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Working Men's Club
Teeth

Yorkshire teen four-piece Working Men’s Club produced a post-punk stomper with their first single Bad Blood. It sounded like The Fall covering Gang Of Four, or vice-versa. On their second 45, their love of electronics has been taken a step or two further, with Teeth, a song guaranteed to get people up on the dancefloor. 

Gentle Stranger
Love and Unlearn

Consisting of a rotating line-up that’s also elastic in number, Gentle Stranger present their debut album Love and Unlearn. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio over the space of just a week, and the music sounds raw and spontaneous despite the careful planning and attention to detail from the band. 

MALKA
I'm Not Your Soldier

On the new album, I’m Not Your Soldier, by Malka, she tells us where she is in her life, deciding to reflect on personal issues following her 2017 album Ratatat, which put politics centre stage. It is a dynamic album with mixing clattering pop, psychedelic dreams and stripped back reflections. It was produced by Paul Savage who has worked with Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and King Creosote.
  • Vinyl LP (Tantrum040)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sin Fang
Sad Party

Sing Fan (aka Sindri Már Sigfússon) is an Icelandic alt-rock pioneer, returning with bittersweet experimental pop album 'Sad Party'. Recorded by Sigfússon alone in an old wooden studio in Reykjavík, this is a highly introspective piece - which builds in pace, before a melancholic conclusion creates an ambiguous ending.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Beatles
Rubber Soul

Rubber Soul by The Beatles, released in 1965,  was the follow-up to Help! And, therefore, the second album of theirs to consist entirely of original material. By this time, the band had given up touring and were able to focus all of their energies on recording in the studio. The results are bloody marvelous.
  • Label(s):
  • EMI

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)
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  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tears For Fears
The Hurting

An absolute milestone for Phil as his favourite childhood album finally arrived into Norman Records. It contains all Tears For Fears early and great tracks like Pale Shelter, Change and Mad World and sold absolutely billions of copies. Listen to it again, you'll have forgotten how good it tastes.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

David Sylvian
Gone To Earth

Gone to Earth was the second solo album by David Sylvian and followed on from his debut Brilliant Trees. It's a double album full of brooding imagery and who else but Sylvian could have artists as diverse as Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson, John Taylor, Steve Nye appear as guests on the same album. Also just look at his hair. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Snow Patrol
Reworked

Snow Patrol Reworked features 16 of the band’s songs that they have reworked in some way. It’s not clear yet how they have been reworked, so could you could be hearing Run in an rib-cracking techno style, Chasing Cars in the style of Napalm Death, Chocolate à la Daniel O'Donnell. We’ll see, but my suggestions are likely to be wide of the mark to be honest.

SebastiAn
Total

This was the debut album from French electronic artist SebastiAn who you can see kissing himself on the sleeve art. He probably should have also kissed Daft Punk whose sound this isn't all that far away from. An eclectic romp through disco synth and electronica, it was heralded as one of the Dance albums of the year on release. It has literally loads of songs which Because Music have spread over a 2LP + CD re-issue.  

Stephin Merritt
Obscurities

Stephin Merritt is of course the grump behind the Magnetic Fields, the 6ths, the Gothic Archies etc etc. The man is a songwriting machine and Obscurities collects up all the detritus from his career, It includes material from all those aforementioned bands as well as some solo stuff. All are non-album bits and bats put into one place for your listening ease.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs

If you wanted to make an incredibly long album and you figured 100 songs would be too many what would be the next number you'd pick? Anyway, Stephen Merritt did a ridiculous thing and wrote 69 indie pop songs about love and actually managed to pull it off. These are songs that had to be eccentric and endearing, which they are.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Magnetic Fields
Love At The Bottom Of The Sea

Love at The Bottom Of The Sea was a 2012 era return to the 'classic' the Magnetic Fields synth-pop sound after their various themed albums in differing styles such as the Jesus & Mary Chain aping Distortion. Singer and leader Stephin Merritt is on fine form here particularly on brilliant lead track Andrew in Drag. And how can you fail to love an album that closes with a song entitled All She Cares About Is Mariachi?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Magnetic Fields
Holiday

Holiday was originally released in 1994 after The Charm of the Highway Strip but was actually recorded before it. Therefore Stephin Merritt's compositions were less widescreen and more insular but by God does this set the template for his later work. What we are talking about is bedroom synth pop with yearning romantic lyrics and the grumpy sense of fun that has been the Magnetic Fields thing ever since. Re-issue LP on Merge. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Magnetic Fields
Get Lost

Get Lost was this Norman Record Description Writer (tm)'s first introduction to the wonderful swirling pop world of the Magnetic Fields. It still stands (to me anyway) as one of their finest efforts. Certainly it's one of their most covered records with the Divine Comedy (twice), Tracey Thorn and Advance Base all interpreting songs from the album. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Magnetic Fields
The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees

Here is the very earliest material by Stephin Merritt’s ever-excellent ensemble The Magnetic Fields. Their first two albums, The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees, contain some real gems of keyboard-pop, including the cult favourite ‘100,000 Fireflies’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Magnetic Fields
The Charm of The Highway Strip

Always loved that title....and the music ain't all that bad too. The Charm of the Highway Strip was the third the Magnetic Fields album originally released in 1994. It was the first record on which Stephin Merritt took over all lead vocal duties and his distinctive baritone informs a bunch of songs that are clever and romantic odes to country music and life on that dusty old road. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

No-Man
Love You To Bits

Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson’s first No-Man album in 11 years, Love You To Bits finds this English art-pop duo in very fine form, particularly considering they’re into their fourth decade. Completely different to the melancholia of Schoolyard Ghosts when we last heard from them, it consists of two 20-minute long and multi-segmented pieces. Love You To Bits could be the group’s best release to date, and certainly their most ambitious. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Rachael Dadd
FLUX

Though her surname is Dadd, Rachael Dadd plays nothing like dad-rock so anyone else other than me with that thought can get it right out of their heads. Instead she plays a kind of conceptual, contemporary folk music that has already lauded her plaudits across the globe. This her her first on Memphis Industries following on from work with a slew of different labels. Like most other records in 2019 it in inspired by and a protest to the recent political landscape.   

The Divine Comedy
Infernal Machines / You'll Never Work In This Town Again

The Divine Comedy’s recent album Office Politics was their highest charting album, which surprises me given their success in the late ‘90s. I guess it shows that Neil Hannon has still got it. Infernal Machines / You’ll Never Work In This Town Again is a double A sided single, with both tracks lifted from Office Politics.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

M. T. Hadley
Empty

M.T. Hadley hails from London. He first came to prominence when his soulful slice of dream-pop, Janet, hit the airwaves via Frank Ocean’s blonded radio show for Apple Beats 1. High praise, indeed. We’ve a long three-year wait for any more from him though, and here it is, a debut album, Empty. Fans of James Blake, Metronomy, Mac DeMarco and Connan Mockasin would be advised to give this a spin. Includes Janet, Rattle and Private Eye.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Prefab Sprout
Jordan: The Comeback

Part of a wider re-issue campaign co-ordinated by Sony with the band’s Paddy and Martin McAloon, Prefab Sprout are repackaging their 1990 fifth album Jordan: The Comeback - and, significantly, it’s the first time it’s been released internationally on vinyl. The album arguably represented the group’s most successful attempt to embrace different sounds into their modernist pop aesthetic. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Arthur Russell
Love Is Overtaking Me

Love Is Overtaking me was probably the point where the Arthur Russell archive digging/barrel scraping should have perhaps quietly stopped.  Some of the tracks particularly in the first half of the record don't do all that much good for his reputation. Dig a little deeper though and there are many gems to be found on this where his unusual structured and off kilter singing makes for some truly affecting music. So it's all worth it in the end. Dig deep, dig long. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (AU-1010-1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Young Guv
Guv I & II

In the space of barely over 12 months, Young Guv - the recording moniker of Canadian-born artist Ben Cook - has made two albums’ worth of glorious retro-pop/rock, titled GUV I and GUV II. For the first time, both are now available in one package via Run For Cover Records, featuring two bonus tracks and new artwork. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kele
2042

After the acoustic diversion of his last album, 2017’s Fatherland, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke tacks back to the dancefloor template that informed his previous solo records. 2042, led by the socially and politically aware lead single ‘Jungle Bunny’, is also more like a Bloc Party record than any of his solo material, most similar to the difficult but rewarding A Weekend In The City. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Björk / Fever Ray / The Knife
Country Creatures

Ooph this is rather heavy on the ‎Karin Dreijer. She appears as both Fever Ray and part of the Knife on this remix 12" of Bjork's Country Creatures. Yet each track is different- one moody and introspective, one bouncy and pulsating. As a return favour Bjork has remixed a Fever Ray track which will come out separately. Who says the Swedes and the Icelanders don't get on?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Fever Ray
Plunge Remix

Fever Ray is of course the solo project of never-knowingly-not-dressed-like-a-loony the Knife singer Karin Dreijer. Plunge was her second album and garnered lots of praise so it's time to get the remixed version. Most of the remixes are by people I'm too old/out of touch to know of but one of them is Bjork so that is a bit exciting isn't it? The likes of Glasser, Paula Temple and Faka also get their hands dirty. 

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.  
  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (REWIGLP109X)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Caroline Polachek
Pang

She may just look like any old person soaking wet climbing up a rope ladder but she is Caroline Polachek and you may know her as the lead singer of Chairlift. Following the success of that band she's already tried her hand at a few side projects and written for Beyonce no less but now is the time for her debut solo album to be unleashed.  We;re expecting idiosyncratic vocals and washes of sonically enthralling synth textures. This is sure to be hugely anticipated. 
  • Vinyl LP (PangLP)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ummagma
Compass

Electronically-enhanced rock duo Ummagma return with their first album in seven years, and their first to ever be released on vinyl. With the long wait explained by the years it took them to move from Russia to Canada, Compass is the album that most accurately reflects the band’s post-genre approach. 

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.

Arda & The Stolen Moon
Minutes Into Years

Arda G, the central figure of Arda & The Stolen Moon, is an Armenian-Cypriot singer-songwriter from the indie-folk school whose material cuts right to the heart of her life and loves. Her vocals are earnest and the band’s performance dramatic when necessary, so their Minutes Into Years album can be pretty effective and affecting when it all clicks together. LP / CD release on Jazmin Road.
  • Vinyl LP (JZR002)
  • £14.99 £9.99 (saving: £5.00)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • CD (JZR001)
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  • Limited edition

Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen

Other than the odd '80s hit here and there Prefab Sprout have never had the commercial success they deserve but this could be to do with them never touring and chief sprout Paddy McAloon increasingly resembling some Grizzly Adams/Moondog cross breed. They have though achieved a cult following and critically lauded with McAloon being regarded as a songwriter of the highest order. Steve McQueen was their second album and probably a career highlight. It contains several classics such as When Love Breaks Down, Faron Young and Appetite. Gorgeous music. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jay Som
Anak Ko

Jay Som is solely responsible for Anak Ko. She was songwriter and musician, producer and engineer. The result is a record that is indisputably hers. Though she proudly wears her influences on her sleeve (Cocteau Twins, the Cure etc...) there is no denying that she makes the realm of dream pop entirely her own. 
  • Vinyl LP (LUCKY131LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Fenella
Fenella

Fenella is a project from one Jane Weaver, one of the 21st century's most adept practitioners of psychedelia. Along with two of her bandmates, she has created a soundtrack for Marcell Jankovics’ 'Fehérlófia', a 1981 Hungarian animated film that is a perfect match for Weaver's brand of warm and colourful psychedelia. 
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP576)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

TR/ST
The Destroyer - 2

Montreal’s TR/ST comes through with the promised second chapter of his The Destroyer series. As it was with Part 1, The Destroyer - Part 2 is another set of sensual darkside synth-pop from the one born Robert Alfons. Alfons’ writhing delivery is a thrill throughout. Fans of Zola Jesus and Boy Harsher should throw themselves into The Destroyer - Part 2 with relish.

W. H. Lung
Incidental Music

Emerging out of Manchester, W.H. Lung are a primarily studio-based project making music that between shimmering synth pop and infectious kraut rock. Theirs is a sound that encompasses parts of Talking Heads, BEAK and Cavern of Anti-Matter for a raucous and inspiring groove-ridden sound. The Dinked people love them therefore they get their own Dinked Edition (whilst stocks last). That name? It's a Chinese supermarket in Manchester. Of course!      

Wallis Bird
Woman

With the world having undergone so many societal and political disruptions since her last outing in 2016, Irish musician Wallis Bird addresses the state of the world in her timely sixth album Woman. Combining her songwriterly approach with a wider embrace for different genres, you wouldn’t bet against a third Choice Music Prize nomination in her career. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Mazzy Star
So Tonight That I Might See

This is a much needed re-issue of the second album from David Roback and Hope Sandoval's dream pop/slowcore band. Originally released in 1993 this contained their superhit 'Fade Into You' which peaked at no 44 in the hot 100. One of those albums that gained momentum this is a fine addition to their small but perfectly formed set of records,    
  • Vinyl LP (5753757)
  • £17.99 £11.99 (saving: £6.00)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • 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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ween
The Pod

The Pod was a 1990 album released by Ween way before pods were things like an iPod or a Podcast or a Camping Pod. They were ahead of the curve in the pod stakes. It is said to be their most weird and surreal album. Made on a four track at home with all kinds of tape manipulations and sound effects, the press release suggests that drugs may have been involved.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (SRLP1255303)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pet Shop Boys
Agenda

The boys are back in town! Agenda is a brand new Pet Shop Boys EP of four tracks, arriving with a typically crystal clear sonic (and visual) aesthetic. First track ‘Give Stupidity A Chance’ is a political song that is positively dripping with irony, which Neil Tennant naturally delivers with aplomb. Agenda is on x2.
  • Vinyl 12" (X20014VL1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • x2
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pet Shop Boys featuring Years & Years
Dreamland

As the lead single from an upcoming album, electro-pop royalty Pet Shop Boys team up with Years and Years on 'Dreamland'. It's no real departure from the shimmering, tried and tested 80's synthy formula - which contrasts the track's grimey and grungy subway-themed video. Quintessential for synth-wave addicts of all ages.
  • Vinyl 12" (X20017VL1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • x2
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ariel Pink
Odditties Sodomies Vol. 2

The second of three new releases from the archives of Ariel Pink during the time he recorded under his Haunted Graffiti guise, Odditties Sodomies Vol. 2 exhumes another batch of out-takes, demos and non-album tracks. Vol. 1 was originally released back in 2008, and this follow-up of sorts is released via Mexican Summer. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Anna Meredith
FIBS

One of the most eagerly awaited follow-ups in recent memory for alternative music, composer Anna Meredith announces her sophomore studio album FIBS. Doing what all great artists should and taking a different tack, the widescreen maximalism and energetic rhythms make it stand apart from 2016’s reputation-making Varmints. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Moloko
Things To Make And Do

Things To Make And Do was the third album by Sheffield-based trip-hop / electronica band, Moloko. It saw the duo of Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon using more live instrumentation than on their previous two albums. It contained their biggest hit The Time is Now and saw their popularity grow substantially following the success of Sing It Back from its predecessor, I Am Not A Doctor.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2459C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sparks
Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins

Sparks have done many great things over the course of their forty plus years in show business none of which was the title of this their sixteenth album originally released in 1994. It was their first album in six years which is a long time for these prolific brothers so it was gratefully lapped up by both long term fans and those who had come to the band courtesy of the Brit-pop likes of Pulp and Suede who both had a bit of Sparks showmanship in their bones. 
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sparks
Past Tense - The Best of Sparks

Will you just look at them. In no way does that sleeve represent the quality of (most of) the music represented here. Sparks have been going for fifty goddamn years moving through glam-rock, disco, synth pop, neo-classical, avant-garde or whatever they decided they would do that day. This is their first ever career retrospective ranging from 1967 to 2017's rather good Hippopotamus. I'd say more Sparks than you ever need but the truth is you can never get enough Sparks.  
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • 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.
  • Vinyl Double LP (88985446751)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

FKA twigs
EP2

This is the one innit? The much sought- after EP that continued the road from the debut 'EP1' to the recent album everyone's banging on about. Liking this better than the album, its dark and ethereal dubstep and twisted R&B. Sorta scary. Anyway this is a re-press of a record you could buy absolutely nowhere in recent months. Get it before it goes again.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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

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