Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sports Team
The Races

Attacking ignorance, wayward politics and the traps of unthinking nationalism, ‘The Races’ is the latest single from the increasingly promising Sports Team, presented here on 7” vinyl. Picking up support and airplay from BBC 6 Music and Annie Mac on Radio 1 in recent weeks, it continues to lay the ground for what will hopefully be a great debut. 
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Sam Fender
Dead Boys EP

Sam Fender is well on his way to being massive. He was nominated for the BBC sound of 2018 award and one of his songs was used on the FIFA 19 game. His songs are generally about social and political subjects, largely inspired by his hometown of North Shields. His music is arena-ready with anthemic choruses and forceful production. 6 track EP, vinyl or cassette, on Polydor.

Mura Masa
R.Y.C.

Neo-pop chart-botherer Mura Masa drops his second LP ‘R.Y.C.’ - stands for ‘Raw Youth Collage’, which is definitely a thing you can say with a straight face. The first single for this LP is called ‘No Hope Generation’, a track in which Mura Masa sings about having no hope while smashing together Jamie T’s Poundland Billy Bragg thing with pop-punk and drum ‘n’ bass. Slowthai, Clairo and Georgia are among the guests. Fine.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Moby
All Visible Objects

A new Moby album - All Visible Objects -- you know what to expect. The big thing here, as with all Moby’s work for the past decade, is that he is donating every single penny of profit from album sales to various animal rights, environmental and humanitarian charities. A full list of the charities benefitting are available to read in the press release. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ariana Grande
thank u, next

thank u, next is without a doubt one of 2019's great pop albums. Released a mere six months after 2018's Sweetener, the album finds Ariana Grande dealing with personal upheaval by releasing a collection of self-confident bangers. Includes the 'My Favourite Things' interpolating '7 rings',  as well as singles 'thank u, next' and 'break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored'. On Island.
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  • Genre(s):
  • 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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Le Tigre
Le Tigre

Le Tigre were a political pop trio led by chief Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin). Their eponymous debut was originally released in 1999 and is now reissued on vinyl. The fusion of politically charged feminism and angry pop has made this a classic. This album contains arguably their best moment with the opening track, Deceptacon.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

McCarthy
The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth

Originally released in March 1989, The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth was the second of three albums from short-lived but influential agit-pop outfit McCarthy, featuring future Stereolab founder Tim Gane. It now gets a deluxe vinyl re-issue, including a ten-track bonus LP and a two-track 7” vinyl with two previously unreleased tracks. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (OPT4.028)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kim Petras
Turn Off The Light Vol. 1

The third mixtape from rapidly ascending pop star Kim Petras is getting a release on special neon pink vinyl. Inspired by Halloween and dropped on October 31st last year, the eight tracks of Turn Off The Light Vol. 1 have an enjoyable sense of cartoonish power, and presaged the quality of her 2019 debut proper Clarity. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Cardigans
Emmerdale

Emmerdale was the first album by The Cardigans. The Swedish indie-pop sensations went on to much bigger and more well-known things, but this is where it all started for them. It includes their first Black Sabbath cover, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. AND, yes, it is named after the farm-based ITV soap opera. 180g vinyl LP on Polydor.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Cardigans
Life

Life was the second album by The Cardigans. In the UK it was originally released as a compilation featuring tracks from their debut album, Emmerdale and put the band on the map. Here we have it in its ‘as intended’ original track listing as part of the band’s back-catalogue vinyl reissue program. 180g vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve on Polydor.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Robyn
Honey

Robyn started her music career over twenty years ago with throwaway pop songs, working with the likes of pop supremo Max Martin (Backstreet Boys, Westlife - urrrgggh, two of the greatest artists of all time!). She has really come into her own since those days though. With credible pop classics like Dancing On My Own she balanced dancefloor hit with heartbreaking lyrics. She continues this artistically successful formula with her new album, Honey. LP on Island.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Lovely Eggs
If You Were Fruit (Deluxe Version)

The Lovely Eggs are a punky duo out of Lancaster, UK who look like they've been around the rock 'n' roll block a few times but still retain enough brattish energy and invention in order to to keep their music fresh. If You Were Fruit was their debut album from 2009 which now comes in a deluxe edition featuring bonus tracks from their first EP Have You Ever Heard The Lovely Eggs? Comes on 'eat shit' coloured vinyl...whatever that is. 

Aldous RH
Respect 4 Devotion

Having been a touring musician playing with the likes of Connan Mockasin, Charlotte Gainsbourg and psych-pop band Drugdealer, the talented Manchester-born artist Aldous RH delivers his debut solo album Respect 4 Devotion, a fluid and funky collection in thrall to the blue-eyed soul of the Seventies. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Archive
Versions

London-based collective Archive have now been making their unfairly under the radar music for 25 years and what better way to celebrate than by producing a new album of new versions of some of their best loved songs. The group have always blended dark trip-hop, post rock and electronica into a unique sonic brew so it should be interesting to see how they rebrand these tracks. 
  • 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.
  • Genre(s):
  • 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

First Aid Kit
Stay Gold

Scandanavian Sisters First Aid Kit got their big break after posting videos of themselves on YouTube harmonizing Fleet Foxes songs. Stay Gold was their third album and commercial breakthrough showcasing the girls gorgeous voices and ability to pen lonesome Americana and folk rock with a hint of country that nevertheless had mainstream appeal. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

SOHN
SOHN Live with the Metropole Orkest

Recorded on the opening night of the 2019 Amsterdam Music Event, SOHN Live with the Metropole Orkest sees Christopher Michael Taylor performing with the Grammy-winning, 54-piece Dutch jazz/pop orchestra and conductor Hans Ek. It’s a double-LP with unique reinventions of SOHN’s finest moments. 
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Various
Minna Miteru

Minna Miteru is a compilation of Japanese indie music. It was compiled by Saya who is one half of the duo Tenniscoats - you may remember their beautiful collaboration album with Scottish indie legends The Pastels. It features tracks by Tenniscoats with Yumbo, Zayanedo, Takashi Hattori, namaeganai, Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong, Alpha, Vagamoron, Kasumi Trio and much more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Declining Winter
Belmont Slope

No one evokes the emotional atmospheres of Northern England quite like Richard Adams, so thank God he's made Belmont Slope, a musical fable about the M62. Mysterious and muffled, he returns under his Declining Winter moniker to detail further secrets hiding in Yorkshire's soil and concrete. If it's anything like the magnificent Home for Lost Souls, it should deliver intimate pop gems influenced by his favourite stay-at-home songwriters -- while occasionally reaching for the expanse of old band Hood.

Easy Life
See You Later Maybe Never (Demos)

Leicester alternative R&B group Easy Life haven’t let ‘Lockdown 2020’ stop them from making new music. See You Later Maybe Never features two new songs, Peanut Butter and Petty Crime. With their positive outlook they are probably the right band to be releasing new music inspired by the situation caused by the global pandemic.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Karen O & Danger Mouse
Lux Prima

Look who has got together to collab? It's just Karen O lead singer from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and 'super' producer Danger Mouse who has worked with pretty much every musician ever. Together they've made a record which, reading between the lines, pushes each others sound out towards the furthest limits with the duo have inspiring each other to take risks. 
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

David Bowie
Aladdin Sane

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. Aladdin Sane followed up Ziggy Stardust, and is hence the first Bowie record made whilst already a success. Includes ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Drive-In Saturday’. This LP release uses the 2013 remasters.
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Janelle Monae
Dirty Computer

Inventive, trend-bending hip-pop soulsmith Janelle Monáe returns with a host of collaborators for Dirty Computer. Her first album in five years finds her celebrating the spectra of sexuality with rubbery pop - some of which co-written by the late Prince himself. The album also hosts the dulcet tones of Brian Wilson, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes and Pharrell Williams.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Blueboy
If Wishes Were Horses

Indie pop label Sarah released Blueboy's first record back in 1992, so obviously this is a twee pop affair, though rather than be full of tender full-band choruses and jangly guitars, it's a lot slower and predominantly acoustic. This modest, little known record is back.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Becca Mancari
The Greatest Part

Becca Mancari is a singer songwriter out of Nashville who earned plaudits for her debut Good Woman which introduced to the world her acoustic songsmithery. A million streams later it's time for the follow up. The Greatest Part is a more realised affair with electronics and beats and in Hunter a lead single that heads off towards Kate Bush/Bat For Lashes territory. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)
Souvenir

The 40th anniversary of electro-pop pioneers OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) is being marked with a new set of singles-oriented releases titled Souvenir. Spanning all their singles from 1979 to the present day (including a brand new single ‘Don’t Go’), it comes as a 2xCD or 3xLP compilation, or as a lavish 5xCD + 2xDVD box set that includes a selection of unreleased material, live audio and video albums, and ‘Crush - The Movie’. 
  • 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

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

Pantayo
Pantayo

Pantayo is the self-titled debut from this all-female kulintang ensemble from Toronto, exploring their collective identity as diasporic Filipinas. Throughout this sonically diverse eight-track collection, Pantayo mix traditional instrumentation such as agongs, sarunays and gandingan with kick drums and synths to incorporate punk and R&B elements into their compositions. 
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Various
Uneven Paths (Deviant Pop From Europe 1980 - 1991)

Even by the standards of Music From Memory, this is an oddball. Label founder Jamie Tiller gets together with Parisian crate-digger Raphael Top-Secret to comb the annals of 80s/early 90s European music and find the weirdest stuff they can that still has a hint of a pop sensibility about it. Unsurprisingly, it’s a mixed bag - synthwave sits alongside avant-jazz; spoken-word pieces suddenly break out into Depeche Mode-style electro-pop; disco beats come topped with shoegaze atmospherics. A lot of fun to be had here.

Yves Tumor
Safe In The Hands of Love

Safe In the Hands of Love was first released in fragments; from the single ‘Noid’ being labelled Pitchfork’s Best New Track, to the release of a Daniel Sannwald-directed video ‘Licking An Orchid (ft James K)’ to Zane Lowe premiering ‘Lifetime’ on Beats 1. 24 hours later, the whole album is laid bare in all its experimental-pop-music glory. Taking inspiration from trip-hop to jazz to the melancholy mourning of the synthesiser, the album expertly manoeuvres across genres.

BC Camplight
Deportation Blues

Mental illness and addiction left Philadelphia-dwelling Brian Christinzio relocating to Manchester for a fresh start. He recorded the last BC Camplight album, How To Die In The North there with a new band. As soon as it was released he found out he was being deported. After going through a lot of red tape, his Italian grandparentage finally came up trumps and allowed him back to his Manchester life. Then Brexit happened. Deportation Blues is fuelled by the difficulty Christinzio has suffered since his deportation. The lyrics are from an angry place, but are delivered with such grace and melodic beauty, typical of Christinzio's previous work. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Belle and Sebastian
Dear Catastrophe Waitress

I remember splurting my coffee all over the desk when I read that Trevor Horn had produced a Belle and Sebastian LP but the unlikely bedfellows worked well together. Horn drew out of the previous raggle-taggle collective more solid performances but wisely left at home his Frankie Goes to Hollywood effects box so the album just sounds like a Belle and Sebastian album...but more so. Features Actual Pop Hits including the Thin Lizzy aping (and referencing) I'm a Cuckoo.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lido Pimienta
Miss Colombia

Lido Pimienta is a Colombian musician and artist who now lives in Toronto, Canada. The themes of her work include gender politics, race, motherhood and identity. Miss Colombia melds cumbia, the traditional music of her homeland, with electronica. It follows her 2016 album La Papessa which won the Polaris (Canadian album of the year) prize.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

NZCA Lines
Pure Luxury

NCZA Lines is the synth-pop project of Michael Lovett along with other musicians who have included Charlotte Heatherly, once of Ash and drummer Sarah Jones who has played with a number of acts from Harry Styles to Bat For Lashes. Pure Luxury is his fist album since 2016’s Infinite Summer. Here we have an album of effervescent synth funk on Memphis Industries. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Trixie Mattel
Barbara

Following the chart success of her second album One Stone in 2018, American drag queen superstar Trixie Mattel brings her new album Barbara to vinyl and CD. Named in honour of the Barbie doll look which inspired her aesthetic, it includes a Lavender Country cover and a love song dedicated to actor Jesse Eisenberg. 

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

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

David Sylvian
Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities

Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities was the second solo album by David Sylvian. The album is made up of two projects coming together, hence the use of the word alchemy in the title. Both projects were worked on in 1985, in between Sylvian's Brilliant Trees and Gone To Earth albums, and featured help from a number of creative types. Avant-garde composer Jon Hassell, Can’s Holger Czukay, Robert Fripp of King Crimson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and fellow Japan bandmate, Steve Jensen all contributed. 180g vinyl reissue on Virgin/EMI
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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.

Sofie
Cult Survivor

This is Sofie not SOPHIE in case you were in a quandary about that. This Sofie is from Vienna and seems to have a finger in every conceivably pie being and A&R person for Stones Throw, an original member of the Boiler Room set and a DJ and musician. Now it is time for the solo album  - a collection of left of the dial pop songs inspired by heartbreak and life's big decision making.  
  • Vinyl LP (STH2421LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

I Break Horses
Warnings

Swedish indie rockers I Break Horses - named after a Nineties Bill Callahan track - finally get around to following up their 2014 breakout Chiaroscuro. Originating as a solo project of lead singer Maria Lindén inspired by film soundtracks, the recordings gradually evolved into a third IBH album with Beach House producer Chris Coady on board, bearing the semi-political title Warnings. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

BC Camplight
Shortly After Takeoff

Philadelphia-born Brian Christinzio, the man behind the BC Camplight moniker rounds off his ‘Manchester Trilogy’ with Shortly After Take Off, an album he believes to be his best to date. The trilogy has told of his move to Manchester, his deportation, leaving loved ones behind, mental health struggles and now, although settled back in Manchester, the sudden death of his father and alcohol abuse. He writes about everything with heart-breaking honesty and with a certain amount of gallows humour.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Various
Loaded

Loaded is an indie compilation album featuring 30 tracks by your favourite indie bands from back in t’day. The Cure, Pulp, Hole, Underworld, Travis, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Shed Seven, Saint Etienne, Oasis, The Bluetones, Paul Weller and many more feature on this reasonably priced double LP.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5391071)
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Buscabulla
Regresa

One of the most eagerly anticipated debuts in a while, Buscabulla - a.k.a. Raquel and Luis Alfredo - at last present Regresa. Recorded at their home studio in Puerto Rico and with production from indie veteran Patrick Wimberly, it’s a volatile and ever-changing experience that reflects upon personal issues and those facing their home country. 
  • Genre(s):
  • 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.

Vulture Party
Vulture Party

Comprising Louise Ward (vocals/piano/synth), David King (vocals/guitar), Dickson Telfer (bass) and Roddy Campbell (percussion), Scottish newcomers Vulture Party unleash their self-titled debut album. Their twin lead-singer approach makes their intelligent, inventive alt-pop all the more accessible, and Vulture Party should be the beginning of a noteworthy career. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Charlatans
Between 10th & 11th (Expanded Edition)

Between 10th & 11th is the second album by The Charlatans. It was originally released in 1992. Here we have an expanded reissue on clear vinyl and CD. You get the original album plus the highly sought after live show dubbed 'Isolation 21.2.91' which was recorded in Chicago. Includes the singles Weirdo, Tremolo Song and I Don’t Want To See The Sights.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BBQ2165LP)
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Deradoorian
Find The Sun

A former core member of Dirty Projectors and a collaborator with the likes of Flying Lotus and Animal Collective's Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian’s third solo album Find The Sun once again features her unique and boundary-pushing fusion of indie textures, dance rhythms and world music influences. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Various
Martin Green Presents: Super Sonics – 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats

Curated by Smashing club operator Martin Green, involved in the Britpop scene in London in the mid-Nineties, Super Sonics – 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats shines a much deserved spotlight on the scene’s nearly-weres, would-have-beens and also-rans. Spanning two CDs and 40 tracks, Green exhumes glorious nuggets from the likes of Bis, Urusei Yatsura, Huggy Bear and Kenickie. 
  • Label(s):
  • RPM
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Glass Animals
Dreamland

Dreamland is the third album by Oxford psych pop / electronic indie band Glass Animals. It’s their first outing since 2016’s How To Be A Human Being. The album is built on the band’s experiences during the time between the albums. The one that looms largest being the bike accident that nearly killed drummer Joe Seaward. It’s fair to say it carries some emotional heft. 
  • Vinyl LP (883363)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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

Depeche Mode
Speak & Spell | The 12” Singles

Depeche Mode get into the reissues game in a novel way. Ever the innovators, the group have eschewed the typical remastered-LP-on-heavy-vinyl thing for a series of box sets celebrating their 12” singles. This one focuses on the three hits that were born out of their 1981 debut Speak & Spell. That means ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, don’t you know! It also comes with a poster and a rare flexi-disc.
  • Vinyl LP box set (88985482001)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Depeche Mode
A Broken Frame | The 12” Singles

Depeche Mode were one of the first major acts to embrace the potential of the 12” single. During their heyday the group would drop luxurious vinyl releases of their hits, always with striking artwork and often featuring extended versions and remixes by the hottest producers. Now a selection of their best work comes remastered and reissued in this fetching box set. A Broken Frame also contains a poster.
  • Vinyl LP box set (88985482011)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Depeche Mode
Construction Time Again | The 12" Singles

Construction Time Again - The 12” Singles by Depeche Mode includes different mixes of tracks from the band’s third album of the same name. Get The Balance Right, Everything Counts and Love In Itself all feature in various guises over 6 12” singles along with live tracks from the era. 6x12” Box Set on Sony.
  • 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

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)

Belle & Sebastian have always excelled in the short format of the EP, so it is excellent to see them returning to the format with a new EP trilogy, named How To Solve Our Human Problems. This is the final one, and it features five lovely natty new songs from this indie heroes. Vinyl EP on Matador.
  • Vinyl 12" (OLE11961)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)

Back in the day (eg in the nineties), Belle & Sebastian were renowned for the extraordinarily high quality of their EPs, so what a pleasure to see them returning to the format. How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) contains five new songs from the pen of Stuart Murdoch and the fellas, and it's out on 12” vinyl.
  • Vinyl 12" (OLE11941)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)

Back in the nineties, Belle & Sebastian were renowned for the extraordinarily high quality of their EPs, so what a pleasure to see them returning to the format with a new trilogy of EPs.. How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2) includes ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’, their freshly released song dedicated to Stuart Murdoch’s son. Vinyl EP on Matador.
  • Vinyl 12" (OLE11951)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Clinic
Wheeltappers and Shunters

I didn’t think Clinic were ever coming back, fortunately they have. Wheeltappers and Shunters is the Liverpool band’s eighth album but first for seven years. The title is taken from a 1970s variety show hosted by Bernard Manning - but don’t worry, it’s an inside joke, they’re not a bunch of ignorant bigots. On Domino.

Helen
The Original Faces

Check this one out Grouper fans! Liz Harris has formed a band, as in ‘an actual band’ band. Harris’ unmistakeable vocals can thus be heard over a sort of shoegaze/indie-pop backing. Helen still maintains an essentially mystic nature, but it is very welcome to hear a whole new side to Harris. The Original Faces is released by Kranky.

Sea Girls
Open Up Your Head

Having impressed with yet another EP, the recently released Under Exit Lights, British indie newcomers Sea Girls finally reveal details of their debut full-length album. Taking cues from mid-Noughties titans like The Killers and Arctic Monkeys, Open Up Your Head is produced by former Hundred Reasons’ guitarist Larry Hibbitt. 
  • Vinyl LP (712163)
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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. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Parcels
Live Vol. 1

An interesting interim from the Australian band Parcels  - a live-in-the-studio album. It could be a bit of a blast as their previous work hits the summer fun knob on the head. They've had a single produced by Daft Punk for God's sake and their is blissfully dreamy danceable stuff somewhere between Chic, Metronomy and Justice if you were asking these ears.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (BEC5650737)
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The Silver Field
Sing High! Sing Low!

Drawn from the same collection of source material as last year’s exceptional debut album Rooms, Coral Rose’s The Silver Field prepares its second full-length release. Sing High! Sing Low! thematically follows on from it as well, but this time the songs sound much more confident and outgoing. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jockstrap
Wicked City

Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye present their second Jockstrap EP for Warp Records. Intended as a diametrical opposite in sonic terms to 2018’s Love Is The Key To The City release, Wicked City is another impressive collection of alchemical DIY pop, with seemingly incongruous elements of jazz, classical and electronica bouncing off of each other. 
  • Vinyl 12" (WAP441)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Woodkid
Goliath

Having spent the last seven years engaged in a variety of projects, including fashion design, choreography and soundtrack work, French artist Yoann Lemoine at long last announces some new Woodkid music. Released on 7” yellow vinyl, ‘Goliath’ (paired with an instrumental version of the track) deals with the increasing sense of individual helplessness in the face of massive forces, trends and institutions in the modern age. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Florence And The Machine
Ceremonials

Ceremonials was the second full length album from ol' foghorn voice Florence and The Machine. Her debut Lungs (and by gaw she had a set) was a million seller and Ceremonials carried on where that left off increasing the pomp with gospel choirs, celtic melodies a hint of goth all competing for space under her powerful wail. Paul Hepworth produced and helped make sense of it all. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Snow Patrol
Eyes Open

Eyes Open was the fourth album by Snow Patrol, coming three years after its predecessor, Final Straw, in 2006. It shifted a lot of copies and was the biggest selling album of the year. The major label boost was really paying off. To make the album extra shiny, U2, Robbie Williams and The Killers producer Jacknife Lee was drafted in. Among the 60-odd musicians that played on the album, Martha Wainwright and The Vaselines Eugene Kelly are the standout names. Deluxe reissue LP on Polydor.
  • Vinyl Double LP (6795422)
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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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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. 
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP289R)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Joan As Police Woman
Cover Two

Cover 2 is the second album of covers by Joan As Police Woman. Here she takes on songs by Michael McDonald, Outkast, Neil Young, Talk Talk, The Strokes, Prince, Cass McCombs, Blur and Gil Scott Heron. If you’ve heard her version of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Fire, then you’ll be aware that these are reworkings, not just straight forward covers.

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

Mariangela
Mariangela

An exhumation of a long-lost gem of early electronic pop. Made shortly after she signed with a major at the age of just 13 in the mid-Seventies, with the help of then-rising star Vangelis, Mariangela Celeste’s beautiful Mariangela was barely released in Western Europe. This re-issue ought to put things right! 
  • Vinyl LP (TER066LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Monochrome Set / Catenary Wires
2019 Japan Tour 7

Functionally titled, this is a split 7" vinyl single featuring London’s post-punk revivalists The Monochrome Set with 'Mrs Robot', and on the flipside Catenary Wires with 'I Wish You Were Here Now'. Both tracks are previously unreleased exclusives, released together for their tour of Japan last year. 
  • Vinyl 7" (SHADE 027)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pet Shop Boys
I don't wanna

'I don't wanna play' by Pet Shop Boys is a single lifted from their 2019 album 'Hot Spot'. It is available as either a 12” single or CD single and features four versions of the track. It kicks off with the album version we all know and love, followed by a Mano Le Tough remix. It is followed by not one but two remixes by David Jackson. The CD includes additional track 'New Boy'.
  • Vinyl 12" (X20023VL)
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  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • x2
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Phoenix Foundation
Buffalo (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

New Zealand indie-rock outfit The Phoenix Foundation began picking up wider international recognition upon the release of their fourth album Buffalo back in 2010. Featuring guest spots from Connan Mockasin among others, Memphis Industries now gives it a 10th anniversary re-issue on ocean blue vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (MI0170LPX)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

EOB
Earth

EOB is Ed O’Brien from a band you may know called Radiohead. Whilst the rest of his bandmates were off doing their own thing Ed thought, rather self-deprecatingly, that no one would be interested in an album by him. However, he amassed a bunch of songs that he thought were worthy and Earth is the collective result. The songs genre-hop from the fragility of folk music to the euphoria of house and are underpinned by their memorable melodies and unflinching lyrics.

Locate S, 1
Personalia

Locate S, 1 is Christine Schneider. You may also know her work under the names CE Schneider Topical and Jepeto Solutions. Personalia, her second album, is inspired by the pop sounds of Abba and Kate Bush and built with her left field approach. Themes of environment, feminism, money and power dominate the lyrics. On Captured Tracks.
  • Vinyl LP (CT322LPC1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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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  • Indies-only

  • 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.

Dizzy
The Sun and Her Scorch

The Sun and Her Scorch is the second album by Canadian indie-pop band, Dizzy. Now, their name suggests indie pop, and they are marketed as such, but their sound here is what you could describe as expensively produced stadium indie pop. This just means that they’re not a bunch of skinny kids from the ‘80s, with messy hair, wearing jumpers etc. This is a much slicker affair but the melodies are there in abundance.
  • Vinyl LP (COMM373)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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!
  • CD (TLV127CD)
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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

Piper
Summer Breeze

Piper come from Japan. Summer Breeze was their second album and was originally released in 1983. Despite being from Japan and naming bands such as Camel and Wishbone Ash as influences, this sounds very much like the cover may suggest - light, funky pop from the shores of Florida. It was also inspired by Japanese acts such as Masayoshi Takanaka and Tatsuro Yamashita and YMO.

Piper
Piper 3CD Collection

3CD Collection by Piper collects together three albums by the Japanese pop group. Included here are Summer Breeze (1983), Gentle Breeze (1983) and Sunshine Kiz (1984). The band claim to take inspiration from Wishbone Ash and Camel, although you’d have to listen very carefully to pick any of that up. They also take influences from fellow Japanese acts Masayoshi Takanaka and Tatsuro Yamashita and YMO.

Manuela Iwansson
Strangers on a Train / Blank Surface

Manuela Iwansson first made music with Swedish indie / punk band Terrible Feelings. The band have now split and she has gone solo with a double A sided single. Strangers on a Train mixes ‘80s post punk and late ‘70s leather clad rock with a catchy chorus. On the flip, Blank Surface is a slice of anachronistic goth pop. Both tracks will dig their claws into you and not let go. On Night School.
  • Vinyl 7" (LSSN071)
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They Might Be Giants
Flood

Why is the world in love again? Why are we marching hand in hand? Why are the ocean levels rising up? It's a brand new reissue for 2014, They Might Be Giants' 1990 album 'Flood'! This is the one with 'Birdhouse In Your Soul' and 'Your Racist Friend' and 'Istanbul' and 'We Want A Rock' and you've probably wanted it on vinyl for ages, hooray for this repress!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Check Masses
Night Life

Check Masses is a collaboration between Scottish presenter, author, musician and punk-at-heart Vic Galloway (King Creosote, James Yorkston), Seychelles-born Angelo Collins who has dabbled in R&B, post rock and psychedelia and Hip Hop DJ Saleem Andrew McGroarty who has worked with Sugar Bullet. It’s fair to say that all three have had a big say in the sound of Edinburgh over the years and on Night Life they bring all their experiences together.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Fiona Apple
Fetch The Bolt Cutters

Fetch The Bolt Cutters is the fifth album by American singer / songwriter Fiona Apple. She doesn’t release albums very often and this has been in the works for 5 years and is her first release in eight years. It has met with great critical acclaim (it received the first perfect score from one Pitchfork Media in a decade) and whilst she may get lumped in with the likes of Tori Amos, in truth, this sounds like nothing else you’ve ever heard. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (19439779731)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (19439774031)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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

Dip In The Pool
On Retinae

On Retinae is a bright and pleasing slice of Japanese pop music recorded in the heart of the 1980’s. The track, the work of Dip In The Pool, glides forwards on a stately melody line for plucked synth lines, delicate vocals and unexpected (but thoroughly welcome) clarinet completing the picture. The entrancing tune is present here in two different versions. On Music From Memory.
  • Vinyl 12" (MFM 010)
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  • Last copy
  • 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. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (6795337)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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. 
  • 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.   

Mick Trouble
Here’s The Mick Trouble LP

Mick Trouble - a nearly man of post punk pop. A contemporary of Swell Maps and Television Personalities, if everything stayed on track he would have enjoyed the kind of success and acclaim given to Elvis Costello. That, unfortunately, is not not what happened. He disappeared before he was supposed to record a session for John Peel thus ending a promising career. The original tape for Here’s The Mick Trouble LP - lost since 1980 - was found in a cookie jar in Trouble’s basement. Emotional Response have pressed it on to wax at last.

Madonna
True Blue

With her status firmly cemented as a global superstar, Madonna released True Blue in 1986. It was the follow-up to Like A Virgin and showed the singer displaying a wider variety of musical styles. It contained the hits True Blue, La Isla Bonita and the massive hit Papa Don’t Preach. It’s getting a spiffy reissue on crystal clear vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (0603497849321)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Chromatics
Camera

Johnny Jewel cranks out his umpteenth collection of synth nouveau-noir in the form of the latest Chromatics release. It’s a bit of an odds-and-sods collection is the Camera EP. The eight-song track listing consists of two newbies, three versions of the title track (the original of which originally appeared on 2013 compilation After Dark 2), two club edits of ‘Magazine’ from JJ’s 2016 soundtrack for Home, and a reworking of the title track from Chromatics’ upcoming Dear Tommy LP.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB71RED)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Metronomy
Love Letters

To this writer (and please forgive my bias) this was their best record. Predecessor The English Riviera may have had the consistently great tunes and dance-pop moves that saw it reach near iconic status but Love Letters was a more out-there experimental work that ranged from Motown pop (the title track) to introspective yearning (I'm Aquarius) to superb shimmering jangle pop that brought to mind the likes of Love and the Teardrop Explodes. Not particularly a fan favourite it seems but Love Letters is a diverse and fascinating document. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop