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I Don't Want To Be Anywhere But Here

Raucous indie pop anyone? Yes, I know it’s not 2004 anymore but Ceres are still rocking with some hard indie rock on I Don’t Want to be Anywhere But Here. Driving drums and thrashing guitars gel with some punchy vocals to make an album for a little hidden-bedroom-headbanging. CD or yellow col...view item »

Emmy The Great
Second Love

Second Love is the third album by English singer/songwriter Emmy The Great. The title suggests a connection with her debut album, First Love on which she showed a gift for stirring the emotions with her storytelling. On Second Love, Emmy The Great balances the warmth of human natu...view item »

Gwilym Gold
Greener World (Alt Version)

Two prime tracks from Gwilym Gold’s recent record A Paradise get the acoustic treatment here on Greener World (Alt Version). Stripping away numerous sonic layers leaves the intimate core of these compositions fully visible: gorgeous. Limited edition of 300 12” copies, released by The Vinyl Factory....view item »

Purity Ring
Another Eternity

Purity Ring are a Canadian duo made up of Megan James and Corin Roddick. Another Eternity is the duo’s second album and follows on from the critically acclaimed 2012 debut, Shrines. Their debut also reached No.1 on the iTunes electronic chart. It was recorded whilst the pair were in separate cities of Mon...view item »

Jane Weaver / Tender Prey
Mission Desire / Pleasure Pain Principle

Mission Desire is the second single to be taken from Jane Weaver’s critically acclaimed album The Silver Globe. Weaver mixes spacey analogue synths and krautrock with classic singer/songwriting to make an original and compelling sound. This 7” is shared with Weaver’s labelmates and noisey Card...view item »

Nap Eyes
Thought Rock Fish Scale

Nap Eyes’ previous release Whine of the Mystics was quite a brooding melancholic affair, with their follow up Thought Rock Fish Scale they have opened the windows a bit, and there is an air of romanticism to their brand of indie pop. Recorded straight to a 4-track in single takes - no overdubs to be found...view item »

Basia Bulat
Good Advice

Good Advice is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer/songwriter Basia Bulat. She recorded the album with the production and instrumental assistance of Jim James from My Morning Jacket. His influence is clear to see. Bulat is usually known for playing an autoharp, but here a more tr...view item »

Black Peaches
Get Down You Dirty Rascals

Debut full-length album from Black Peaches, a new project from the very busy Rob Smoughton, who has worked in Hot Chip and Scritti Politti and as Grovesnor. Get Down You Dirty Rascals is a fine excursion into swamp-funk, recorded with a tight-but-loose ...view item »

Guerilla Toss
Eraser Stargazer

Eraser Stargazer is the new album by Boston five-piece Guerilla Toss. It follows on from their 2104 debut album Gay Disco and their 2015 EP Flood Dosed which won the band praise from the likes of Henry Rollins and Busy P of Ed Banger Records. The band ...view item »

The 1975
I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

It goes without saying that when a band’s debut album sells more than a million copies that their follow-up will be eagerly awaited. Well, folks, the wait is over as the new album by The 1975 is here! Snappily titled I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, it takes the catchy hooks...view item »

Mt. Si
Limits EP

Satisfying electro-pop side-project, brightening the days of the band members, who spend their day-jobs in Superhumanoids, Kisses and Classixx respectively. Together, as Mt. Si, they manage to sound like a lot more than a way to kill time, with Limits’ 4 tracks ea...view item »

Is The Is Are

DIIV have produced a whole 17 songs for their hard-to-say-out-loud second album Is The Is Are. Zachary Cole Smith (formerly a Darwin Deez associate) has led his band into the fruitful territory of melodic shoegaze-tinged dream pop, which they perform with aplomb. CD or double LP on the ...view item »

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room, Tindersticks’ latest full-length, comes accompanied by a full brace of short films, one for each of the album’s eleven tracks. These songs are thus suitably cinematic, grandly arranged but on an intimate scale. Also includes a guest vocal from Jenny Beth of Savages...view item »

The Prettiots
Fun's Cool

The Prettiots are New York pop two piece featuring Kay Kasparhauser and Lulu Prat. Their debut album ‘Fun’s Cool’ is playfully themed around modern life in a big city, played with minimal instrumentation (uke and bass) and sugary but raw untreated vocals, their songs are full of catchy hooks and humour....view item »

Summer Twins

Summer Twins a two piece made up of two sisters. Their sound is all about half-imagined 1960’s summers in California: bouncy garage rock with harmonising pop vocals over the top. Good times music essentially. Limbo is the most developed their songs have sounded to date, without shedding the loose joy key that is k...view item »

Eerie Wanda

Eerie Wanda is a project led by Marina Tadic, working with a band that includes members of Jacco Gardner’s group. Hum, the debut collection from the project, is a softly-spoken yet weighty thing, each song bouncing along but with a melancholy undercurrent. CD and LP editions avail...view item »

Kane Strang
Blue Cheese

Proper DIY, bedroom garage from Kane Strang and Ba Da Bing! records. His guitars may be lo-fi and rough, but on Blue Cheese Strang also perfects weightless vocals that are reminiscent of Bradford Cox and some lovely varied arrangements full of keyboards and guitar melodies....view item »


I’m one of those moaning stuck-in-a-rut buggers that wishes Darkstar had continued experimenting within a dubstep vein as there’s three twelves by them I could not live without and that doesn’t even include the technicolour mind-warp that...view item »

The Hound Of Love
Careful Houndy

Jeans Wilder of The Mean Jeans strikes out with his first solo effort, under the name The Hound Of Love. He maintains the same wide-eyed enthusiasm we know from his band’s pop-punk, but transplants it to another merry genre: synth-pop! Careful Houndy is a bleepy, 80’s tinged...view item »

Benji Hughes
Songs in the Key of Animals

‘Songs in the Key of Animals’ was recorded over two years at Frisbie studios in New York and will be pop adventurer Benji Hughes’ first album release on Merge. The album has a sun drenched feel that balances emotional depth with a very natural eccentricity resulting in a record that can be lots of fun without sacrificing substa...view item »

Static Waves Volume 4

Saint Marie Records present their fourth annual Static Waves compilation to date, again pooling an impressive quantity of material only from the label’s roster. Most of the 33 tracks here are previously unreleased, so fans of artists like Static Daydream, Bloody Knives and Orange ...view item »

Rosie Lowe

Rosie Lowe is a new name in the fertile synth-soul scene, combining a traditionally heartfelt vocal approach with some bass-weighted electronic production. Control is her debut full-length, and is available as CD or LP: the LP includes a free download of 2 extra bonus tracks. Released by the Wolf Tone label....view item »

Bloc Party

Suprise! Bloc Party are back! Hymns, their fifth record, arrives after some time away, with original songwriters Kele and Russell accompanied by a bass-player formerly of Menomena and a young drummer from Youtube. Initial single The Love Within has been picking...view item »


Chairlift hail from Brooklyn and are an indie-pop/synth-pop duo comprised of multi-talented musicians and producers Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly. Moth is their third album following Do You Inspire You (2008) and Something (2012). Moth features the single Ch-Ching and is avai...view item »

Cocoanut Groove
How To Build A Maze

We have long been fans of Cocoanut Groove here at the towers so its to our utter delight that they have now signed to Fortuna Pop and dropped the big one so to speak. Its a good job their music is terrific as the photo’s of lead Groover Olov Antonsson could be enough to put you off on first glance. He’s now ditched the stripey jumper...view item »

Emma Pollock
In Search of Harperfield

It has taken nearly six years but Emma Pollock has finally followed up her marvellous album The Law Of Large Numbers with  In Search of Harperfield. The album nods in the direction of great female artists such as Kate Bush, Sandy Denny, Dusty Springfield and Kristin Hersh ...view item »

Future Former Self

CHAPPO take their New York City origins and pour them into a psychedelic soul-pop that often sounds more like the wide beaches and plazas of LA than the mean streets of NY. Must be testament to their powers of musical conjuring that a listener to Future Former Self will be readily convinced. Out on the Votiv label....view item »

Tuff Love

Young Glaswegians Tuff Love have been sporadically sprinkling EPs around for the last few years: now the time has come to compile Junk, Dross and Dregs (their titles, not mine) into one convenient package. The name of the game is gorgeous, hazy guitar pop with more than a touch of shoegaze shimmer. Rel...view item »

Your Friend

Your Friend is the guitar, voice and loops project of Taryn Miller, who releases Gumption straight from finishing a tour with Courtney Barnett. On this album Miller perfects the rich DIY pop and sad indie of her Jekyll/Hyde EP. Like that release, her powerful voice dominates her...view item »

Suicide Songs

Suicide Songs is the new album by Money. It is follow-up to their haunting and atmospheric debut The Shadow Of Heaven. This time, despite experiencing musical differences that lead to a temporary geographical split, the band eventually decided to put all of their efforts into making what they do better. Singer ...view item »

With Light And With Love

It’s unlikely Woods will ever make an unlistenable or bad album, I can’t see it happening. Generally, when reviewing Woods it’s a matter of assessing whether Jeremy Earl and the gang maintain their typically high standards from release to release. I think they go from strength to strength and, though evolution isn’t their...view item »

Toy Light
Sightless, Unless

Toy Light is a Los Angeles-based producer who is a dab hand with a whole range of instruments, not to mention beat-merchant production and a strong falsetto voice. Sightless, Unless is a varied set of tracks, sometimes flying into abstract territory and sometimes grounded in ...view item »

Communions EP+

This 7 track CD EP from Communions showcases a melodic DIY sound that borrow rough post-punk aesthetics and rigid New Order guitar work. This collection compiles the EP and an impossible to find early 7” and introduces the group’s exuberant mixture of punk and 4AD dream pop. Tough Love release this bittersweet CD....view item »

Pet Shop Boys

The consistently great Pet Shop Boys do what they do best; sad-eyed synth-pop with catchy hooks and potent melodies. Super is the duo’s first album since 2013’s Electric and is released on vinyl LP and CD on their own label. This record has a modern dance-pop sound, but the pair...view item »

The Cave Singers

The Cave Singers are clearly children of the 1970’s: for much of new album Banshee, they are basically a glam rock band. The bass pulses, the drums shuffle, and Pete Quirk’s vocals are dripping with Bolan. This is their first record since they spent a year on solo and side p...view item »

Dan Sartain
Century Plaza

One Little Indian release Dan Sartain’s record of snotty, no wave electro-pop. Century Plaza is available on vinyl LP and CD and is a sleazy ode to synthesizers, cheap drum machines and Alan Vega. Sartain’s witty lyrics and out-of-time croon update his beloved synth pop icons with st...view item »

Still Waters

French producer Breakbot digs out his synthesizer for this funky synth pop release. Still Waters distills everything great from disco, boogie and jittery French house to create a sharp pop album frozen in time. Ed Banger have pressed this to vinyl LP and CD and have kindly included the CD with t...view item »

El Guincho

El Guincho is a big-name producer in Spain, and listening to new record Hiperasia makes it clear why. He has a hit-making pop sensibility and a very bright-and-shiny sound pallette. As well as his own, oft-auto-tuned vocals, guests such as Mala Rodriquez also contribute to the tunes. Released on Everlas...view item »

Radiation City

Radiation City emerge triumphant from a tricky period (of inter-band couples breaking up and original members leaving), with third album Synesthetica. But they sound all the stronger for it, with tracks that shine and shimmer through bright pop melodies and adventurous production. Released by Polyvinyl....view item »

The Spook School

The Spook School are a gang of pop-punk enthusiasts making enthusiastic pop-punk. They’ve been making waves since their debut album Dress Up, released a couple of years ago, but they still sound grounded and direct. Binary addresses the nonsense of rigid gender norms, embracing genderqueer and non-binary ...view item »


Kelela is an American singer/songwriter who puts an original slant on her music. Her new album Hallucinogen, released on Warp, follows 2013’s critically acclaimed album Cut 4 Me on which she set out to make a mixtape sound like a remix album by adding her own vocals to music by DJs o...view item »

De Rosa

Third album by De Rosa, containing 11 further tracks of their woozy, motoriked indie. They have a touch of gloom to them (see track titles ‘Prelude to Entropic Doom’ and ‘Fauster’), but there’s nowt wrong with that. Released by Mogwai’s Rock Action label, on CD and heavyweight...view item »

Aidan Knight
Each Other

Aidan Knight and his band of squires (I’m so sorry) have imbued the songs on Each Other with a delicate melancholy, carried through by thoughtful lyrics, bold and spacious production, and lots of interesting textures. You’ll feel sad and comforted all at the same time. Released by Full Time Hobby....view item »

Hearts Hearts

Debut album from Hearts Hearts, a group proud to combine the various disciplines of electronica, traditional heart-on-sleeve songwriting and contemporary classical music. On Young they keep every element carefully under control, creating sparse soundscapes of strings, drum machine beats and mournful vocals. Released on ...view item »

I'll Be The Night

MONEY have that proud Mancunian vibe to them, not least in the vocals, which I don’t think I’d be unfair in saying sounds a little Morrissey-like? Second album Suicide Songs has arrived, and single I’ll Be The Night previews their emotionally weighty chamber-indie sound. 12&rd...view item »

Streethawk: A Seduction

The 2001 album from Destroyer, Streethawk: A Seduction, properly reissued. Smart indie-tinged epic pop of the high quality you’d expect from Dan Bejar: indeed, this early album was one of the albums that established his remarkable reputations, containing many fan favourites. CD or LP editions avai...view item »

High Highs

Cascades is the second album from melancholy electro-pop duo High Highs. The Australian group use sun-kissed synthesizers and multi-part vocal harmonies to update their obvious love of ‘70s pop and AOR rock music. Never Leave Never Sleep records have released this catchy and bittersweet al...view item »

Night Thoughts

Something that a lot of people thought impossible at one point is soon to come to pass: a totally new album by Suede. Night Thoughts seems to be very much the late-period, grandiose work, featuring a full string section for most of the record and accompanied by a full-on film exploring the same themes, available as a DV...view item »

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon stares down that trickiest, most universal of subjects, Love: a bold move. It may well be Konstantin Gropper’s most broadly accessible record to date, covering the highs and lows of the titular emotion within a witty, emotionally open indie rock structure. Out on Caroline Internation...view item »

Mind Enterprises

Debut full-length from Mind Enterprises, the one-man modern synth-pop project of Andrea Tirrone. Grooves are the crucial core of these tracks, which are more than capable of leading the listener into some joyous nights of dancing if deployed right. Released by Because Music: the LP edition comes packaged with a ...view item »

Dressy Bessy

Dressy Bessy move in the same axis as the famed Elephant 6 Collective, and have the same open approach to collaboration: noted guests on Kingsized include members of The Apples In Stereo, ...view item »

Cut & Paste

This electro pop/rock multi-instrumentalist finally release his debut album on Wichita. Oscar has been honing a catchy sound that borrows from hip-hop to Brit-pop and everything in between. These influences are kept in check with his baritone voice and great, messy synth playing. Cut & Paste...view item »

Under The Tracks

Under The Tracks sees Formation collaborating with famed house maestro and producer Leon Vynehall. The EP opens with the optimistic pop groove of All The Rest is Noise. The rest of the EP encompasses a piano ballad, the pulsating bass of new disco and lyrics that encourage solidarity, address s...view item »


Songs about settling down always worry me. It's can't be easy to find inspiration about a trip to IKEA to get a new bedside cabinet. However, settling is apparently what this album is about. On initial listen it's soothing and melancholy electronic pop with very pretty vocal harmonies. Sounds pretty lovely actually. Limited coke bottle colour sp...view item »

Ed Tullett

At just twenty-two, Ed Tullett has already garnered plenty of acclaim and here he delivers his debut LP, Fiancé, to show that the acclaim was deserved. Fiancé moves through genres with aspects of R&B moving into drifting dream pop. It straddles the divide between electronic and...view item »

Lushlife + CSLSX

Lushlife produces and raps, and duo of CSLSX, whose name is apparently pronounced ‘Casual Sex’, co-produce. The results are cinematic, grand, shiny, like a well-washed humvee sliding down the midnight streets of Los Angeles. Some especially impressive material from Lushlife here: ...view item »

Full Circle

Debut album from the London trio Haelos after a short run of singles and EP on Matador. They have quite the resume between them, individually being from Get People, Born Blonde, and singer Lotti Benardout being featured on tracks by Redlight and Kidnap K...view item »

The Birds Outside Sang

Florist began life as a way for Emily Sprague, Rick Spataro and Jonnie Baker to become friends by making noises with synths and guitars. As the trio grew close Florist became a more serious band, touring with Mutual Benefit and Told Slant. They were eventually joined on drums by...view item »

Prince Rama
Xtreme Now

Before we go any further: good god, that cover. It turns out to be a good fit, both conceptually (Xtreme Now is all about a hallucination-inspired mission to meld art with extreme sports) and sonically: the music is as colourful and confused as that remarkable image. And that isn’t a bad thing! Xtreme Now is a wild ride f...view item »

Good Grief

Good Grief is the second album by Brooklyn band Lucius. It is the follow up to their impressive debut Wildewoman, The band’s sound is built around the vocal talents of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. The album was recorded after returning home following two years of touring...view item »

You Say Party
You Say Party

Canadian, new wave, four piece dance punks You Say Party are back with their long awaited, self titled new album. Evolving over a period of four years ‘You Say Party’ is a carefully considered and deeply immersive record that builds a dream-like, unreal, sound-scape based on a melancholic sense of loss, introspective uncertainty and ...view item »

Calling Out

EZTV is songwriter Ezra Tenenbaum teamed up with the rhythm section of Shane O’Connell and Michael Stasiak, forming a power trio to make Ezra’s masses of demoed songs into fully-fledged band reality. Calling Out is the group’s debut, p...view item »

Menace Beach
Super Transporterreum EP

Following January’s Ratworld album, Menace Beach make a super-fast return with the Super Transporterreum EP. Packed with fuzzy melodies it takes the frazzled sonics of 60’s psych and transplants them onto a collection of contemporary power pop gems. What’s not to like? Out on vinyl 12” f...view item »

Meilyr Jones
How to Recognise a Work of Art

Meilyr Jones new single How To Recognise A Work Of Art is taken from his solo debut album 2013. Its a broadly orchestrated melodic pop number, built out of Jones’ melodramatic vocals, choirs, french harps, bassoons and some horns that parp out a particularly catchy refrain. 7” singl...view item »

Sea Pinks
Soft Days

Dream-pop, indie-pop, power-pop… It’s all here on Soft Days, the new record from Sea Pinks, a Northern Irish outfit with members of Girls Names and Cruising. Rather than some of the earlier albums, recorded solo in DIY style by singer Neil Brogan, this reco...view item »

Ezra Furman
Perpetual Motion People

Chicago via San Francisco artist Ezra Furman releases his third solo album Perpetual Motion People. Like a stateside Jamie T, Furman offers up a splash of upbeat kitchen sink numbers instilled with a smidgen of righteous punk-inspired rebellion and introspective reflection. Out on CD and limited edition blue vinyl LP fr...view item »

The Migrant

The Migrant is the solo project of Bjarke Bendtson, a Danish singer-songwriter with a mournful voice and a taste for slight psychadelia. Flood is a record that sonically crosses the Atlantic to nestle in comfortably with the kind of ...view item »

Kelley Stoltz
In Triangle Time

Kelly Stoltz has a slick hand for off-key indie pop, throwing out busily layered, craftily written, joyously performed numbers like it ain’t no thing. In Triangle Time he increases the synth quotient, but still keeps things close to the ground. Twelve fun tracks, out on John Dwyer’s energeti...view item »

Blank Realm
Illegals In Heaven

Guitar wallowers Blank Realm have made something of a slow-burning pantomime on Illegals In Heaven, rerouting their noisy punk aesthetic into a sound caught between the lethargy of Psychic TV and the dynamism of Half Japanese. This record of pop tunes moves...view item »

New Order

Sometimes, you wish the past would just stay the past. Not so with The New Order. Hence our joy to be treated to new material! While we eagerly await their upcoming album Music Complete, expected September 25, we can listen to their first single in a decade: Restless. It might no...view item »

Science & Magic

Lil BUB is a cat! An actual cat! Whooah! Quirky! From the cutesy name through to the cutesy concept, this is truly a contemporary internet-age record. Science & Magic is the debut full-length for this cat (and its band): turns out felines really like electro-pop! Who knew. CD / LP, with the coloured vinyl available ...view item »

Owen Maercks
Teenage Sex Therapist

Here's a fascinating bit of late '70s outsider pop from Owen Maercks, originally pressed privately in the hope of securing a record deal but was too hard-to-pigeonhole for any labels to bite. It's now been rescued from history's trash heap by Feeding Tube records, who present its scratchy Talking Heads-meets-Modern Lovers-meets-Devo new wave pop...view item »

Panda Bear
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Animal Collective's drummer, Beach Boys' drone aficionado and only living bear has a new record out to chew at the corners of. Panda Bear was last seen with Tomboy, a fittingly delayed and overdue record of slow, grey-scale jams, and returns now with the strobe-lit&n...view item »

Destroyer's Rubies

The 2006 album from Destroyer, Destroyer’s Rubies, reissued by Merge. Smart indie-tinged pop of the high-quality you’d expect from Dan Bejar. The (double) LP edition comes with a useful download code, and the download code comes with an exciting, exclusive bonus track, the 24-minute ‘L...view item »

This Night

The 2002 album from Destroyer, This Night, properly reissued on vinyl by Merge after a Record Store Day exclusive release a few years ago. Smart indie-tinged epic pop of the high quality you’d expect from Dan Bejar. CD or double vinyl LP editions available, the LP coming with  a handy downloa...view item »


Adele returns! I see she’s sticking to the age-themed album titles, so here we have 25. You can expect to hear about 5 of these tracks in heavy circulation over the next year, so get in early and hear them in the context of the record! More grandiose pop-soul, showcasing that unfathomably popular voice (and those ...view item »

Mystery Jets
Curve of the Earth

Mystery Jets pull slightly away from their psychedelic-indie-pop routes slightly on new album Curve of the Earth, making a Foals-esque move into deeper, darker, more melancholy songwriting. It fits them pretty well in fact, lead single ‘Telomere’ rising and falling between quiet piano passag...view item »

Flourish // Perish

Canada’s best kept secret Braids release the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut ‘Native Speaker’, now signed to Full Time Hobby, ‘Flourish/Perish’ is the sound of a collective of musicians really doing what they love, experimenting with electronics and inventing new sounds, Br...view item »

Passion Pit

Happy-go-dancy indie rockers Passion Pit are finally back with a new album. Kindred is filled to the brim with high pitched vocals, joyful synthesizers and extremely energetic beats that carry the whole thing. Here’s hoping the album is up to the same level as 2009’s Manners. We are ready for a...view item »

The Vaccines

They are not altogether bad the Vaccines are they? There are certainly worse crimes than writing insanely catchy pop tunes. This latest offering is the first thing to come from their upcoming album which is due in May. That's a long time to wait so get your fix now. The tune sorta sounds like what I imagine the Drums wish they s...view item »

Jenny Lee
Right On!

Jenny Lee is Jenny Lee Lindberg from Warpaint. Right On! is her debut album. Guests appearing on the album include Norm Block, from ‘90s goth-rockers Plexi, who also produced the album with Jenny Lee, Dan Elkan from Them Hills and Broken B...view item »

Till It's All Forgotten

Originating from the Nordic mountain valleys of Valdres, London based Farao makes emotionally intense, explorative, celestial pop music that reflects the serenity and depth of the majestic landscape of her homeland. ‘Till It’s All Forgotten’ comprises ten tracks composed and orchestrated almost exclusively by this ethereal mult...view item »

Tuff Love
Dregs EP

Tuff Love have always had a lo-fi ethos but their sound is more polished. Dreggs EP follows on from their two highly regarded EPs Junk and Dross and their Record Store Day 7” single Groucho. Dreggs is a pristine piece of DIY indie pop and could be their best yet. 10” ...view item »

Badly Drawn Boy
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast

One of the reasons Damon Gough has turned to drink must be down to the fact that he has never come anywhere near to bettering his debut work. This album and the EPs that preceded it contain all his early folky musings when he didn't really care what anyone thought of him. It still sounds superb today and has a raggle taggle charm that was l...view item »

Django Django
Pause Repeat

Taken from Django Django’s second album Born Under Saturn, Pause Repeat is a joyous, summer-filled pop song. Now it’s been pulled apart and reassembled by the likes of Debruit, Clap! Clap!, Bok Bok, and JD Twitch of Optimo...view item »


Lamb released 5 (suitably enough, their fifth album) in 2011, the first recorded results of their reformation after a half-decade away. People seemed to like it, so it is now reissued in deluxe style by Music On Vinyl, who have pressed up 1000 copies to 180g silver vinyl. This version also includes two bonus tracks, one...view item »

Poison Season

First Destroyer full-length since the very popular Kaputt way back in 2011. Poison Season mixes the song styles Destroyer is known for, from close confessional quiet numbers to bombasted, almost-70s-Springsteen-esque big tunes. All with a sophisticated and witty lyrical sensibility. Released on...view item »

Reverend and The Makers

Yes it’s true, Reverend & The Makers are up to their fifth album! Who would have thought it? Them Makers have maintained their indie rock sound, although a 23 minute dub version of the track ‘Mirrors’ (exclusive to all formats apparently) shows us what could have been. Plus a DVD with the d...view item »

Christmas I & II

Sunturns are a group made up, seemingly, of all the Norwegian musicians who really like Christmas. For Christmas I & II is a set of original seasonal songs, boosted with a couple of covers (including of Low’s marvellous ‘Just Like Christmas’). Released on 1 white LP and 1 red LP on...view item »

Mammoth Penguins
Hide and Seek

‘Hide And Seek’ is the debut album from indie rock/pop outfit Mammoth Penguins, the new band fronted by Emma Kupa (Standard Fare). Having switched from bass/vocals in Standard Fare to lead guitar in Mammoth Penguins, Kupa has given herself more room to maneuver and expand the dimensions of her trademark, powerhouse vocals and Weezer ...view item »

Dark Sky Island

After a glittering career which has spanned nearly 30 years and a number of awards including four Grammys and an Ivor Novello award, Irish songstress Enya is back with a new album. Dark Sky Island was three years in the making and comes seven years after her last album And Winter Came. Dark Sky Island ...view item »

The Sinclar Sinclair
Breaking the Waves

Second EP from mystical Estonian alt-pop band The Sinclair Sinclair. The tracks of Breaking the Waves tend to build the rhythm section up around an electronic core, while vocalist Keit Kukk (singing in English) draws her singing straight from the history of ethereal vocalists. Released by the Beautiful ...view item »

River's End

Mammut have usually sung in their own native Icelandic: naturally though, they can also do English, as River’s End thoroughly proves. Proper Bella Union stuff this, the band playing carefully constructed dramatic indie behind wistful female vocals. And all meticulously produced as well. 12” ...view item »

Beat Mark / The Proper Ornaments
Flowers / Two Weeks

Flowers/Two Weeks is a split single that represents the culmination of a beautiful Anglo-French union that has built up over recent years between British band The Proper Ornaments and their french counterparts, Beat Mark. Beat Mark have an indie-pop jangle that recalls Oran...view item »


Brothers from Leicester Andy and James Jones are Lusts with their very first single here. Very influenced by the 80s zeitgeist, one for fans of New Order, Joy Division and Spandau Ballet. Mixed by MJ from revered Hookworms, expect lots of reverb guitar, black tight fitting clothes and New Wave hairstyles. Vinyl 7” on 1965....view item »

School Of Seven Bells

SVIIB is the final studio album by School of Seven Bells. It was recorded in 2012. At the time of recording, School of Seven Bells were a duo consisting of Benjamin Curtis, previously of Secret Machines and Alejandra Deheza following the departure of her sister Claudia Deheza in 2010. S...view item »

Beat Happening
Look Around

DIY pop at its politically charged best, Beat Happening were highly influential in the North West of the states. Fronted by Calvin Johnson founder of K records and later Dub Narcotic, it's now an incredible thirty years since their debut album. This double album anthology chronicles the band perfectly, offering a timely springbo...view item »

Clean Cut Kid

Liverpool’s Clean Cut are very proud of their new single Runaway, a song whose lyrical focus is pretty bleak but whose music is pretty bouncy. Lines like “you’ll never known until reality bites / until it bites you” aren’t too special, but the general tone is effective as an expression of y...view item »

Let's Wrestle
Let's Wrestle

The Let's Wrestles return this week with a new album on FortunaPOP!. They seem to have matured from their obnoxious early shamblepop into a more polished kind of indie-pop, tightly delivered and full of falsetto vocal harmonies. I'm eating tacos with my housemate and he just said it sounds like the Kaiser Chiefs...view item »

Amateur Best
They Know

Amateur Best presents the second single from his album The Gleaners, titled They Know. This is a sharp slice of bouncy alt-pop, driven forwards by Joe Flory’s soulful, restrained vocals. Backed with a track exclusive to this release and remixes from none other than Richard Norris...view item »

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