Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Peculiar Blue
Don't Speak of Love

Acoustic three piece Peculiar Blue are singer Songwriter Paul Harrison and vocalist Lynn Harrison, featuring Grant Henderson playing Brazilian drums. In a departure from their usual style of bitter/sweet storytelling, ‘Don't speak of love’ was recorded in collaboration with local electro trance band Hexagons, overseen by drummer Grant Henderson and recorded at Loom Studios.
  • Vinyl 12"
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Paul Weller
More Modern Classics

More Modern Classics by Paul Weller is another new collection featuring the best tracks from the last fifteen years of the Modfather’s career. More Modern Classics is available as a double vinyl LP, a limited edition 3CD set including 20 additional tracks and 12 radio session tracks and standard CD.

Croque Madame
Croque Madame

Croque Madame is a coming-together of some very individual creative minds: Dave Perlis, Rob Storey and Florence Raynaud. The French vocals of Raynaud lend an irresistible glamour and breezy sleekness to the project, and this debut album has the feel of an instant alt-pop classic. Out on Emotional Response.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Niza
Canciones De Temporada

This double vinyl reissue from Elefant records marks the label’s 25th anniversary and the rich, orchestrated pop of Canciones De Temporada is the perfect encapsulation of their approach. This is the only album the Spanish band Niza released, and it’s presented here with some gorgeous B-sides and rarities too.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sam Kogon
Psychic Tears

Sam Kogon’s Psychic Tears has the feel of a vintage obscurity that didn’t get its dues in the 1970’s. And yet this is a brand new release! So give it those dues straight away. Psychic Tears is a lively alt-pop suite that fizzes with energy and melody and carries the stamp of old New York. Released by Beyond Beyond Is Beyond.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tasseomancy
Do Easy

As retro as its ethereal music videos and littered with wavy soft synths and echoing vocals, Do Easy is the accessible psych-pop produce of Canadians Tasseomancy. Tracks such as Missoula and Dead Can Dance & Neil Young are bound to send listeners on a serene and snug trance into the abyss.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Alex Izenberg
Harlequin

Quaint, upbeat and starkly sparse is the 11-track record Harlequin, crafted by Los Angeles' Alex Izenberg - including the jittery plinky-plonk piano led lead single To Move On, which boasts a composition stripped back to the bone alongside chirpy falsetto. Izenberg immerses himself in his typically vivid imagination, in what becomes a romantic and easy-listen offering.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Various
DFA Compilation#1

Originally released in 2003, you know, when everyone used CDs. Now revisiting their first compilation, which put them down as a more than credible source of new productions, DFA are releasing it on vinyl for the first time. Featuring several unique visions of dance music from The Rapture, LCD Sound System, Black Dice, and The Juan MacLean.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA

The Human League
Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer Group

Perhaps the perfect gift for the synth-pop fan in your life. A 3LP/2CD retrospective of British synth pop greats the Human League all the way from those early terrifying singles through the Top of the Pops years to their later less known work. Features more classics than you can shake a stick at alongside demos and rarities. There's also a new essay by David Buckley alongside memorabilia and rare photos.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Katrine Stochholm
Danser Til Radio

Danish solo artist Katrine Stochholm flaunts her vivid imagination with this shimmering experimental electro-pop record. Stochholm's love of poetry and weird rhythms contribute to a wildly creative universe of wacky instrumentals and sweet Danish vocals. An 8 track album which contains the 2016 singles En Dejlig Aften and Fugle Krybdyr Rovdyr Padder. Released as Vinyl LP on the Sound Of Perpetual Astonishment label.
  • Vinyl LP
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lia Pamina
Love Is Enough

“Love is Enough”, the latest offering from Castellon’s Lia Pamina, is due to be released on limited edition vinyl with an included download code. In a collaboration with Elefant Records’ Joe Moore, Pamina brings us a distinct breed of musicality that harks back to the female vocalists of the 60s and 70s while, simultaneously, remaining whole-heartedly contemporary.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sad13
Slugger

Sad13 is the solo project of Sadie Dupuis out of Speedy Ortiz, in which she replaces the full band with sturdy drum machines, some fuzzed-up synths, and lots of lovely multi-tracked self-harmonies. Debut LP Slugger has a warm messy pop feel to it, with some real smart lyrics as well as the grungey tunes. Released by Carpark.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Virginia Wing
Forward Constant Motion

Virginia Wing’s second LP ‘Forward Constant Motion’ sees the band deviate towards a more expansive, focused sound but still retains some of the cosmic darkness of debut LP ‘Measures of Joy’. Still showing signs of a propensity for dreamlike, otherworldly themes, this record melds a successful hybrid of the sleepy new age of Laurie Anderson and Homework-era Daft Punk, resulting in a bold and imaginative contemporary pop record. Includes a digital download card.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Toro Y Moi
Live From Trona

A live album, done a little differently. Recorded in the middle of the Californian desert, with the Trona Pinnacles as backdrop and no-one there, it’s probably the perfect setting for laid back, full band live versions of his biggest tracks from multiple albums. Also include one new track featuring The Mattson 2.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CAK117LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Stevie Parker
Blue

Consistently dreamy, sensual and ethereal is the London Grammar-esque Blue offering from Bath-born Stevie Parker. Soft synths and stripped back beats provide a sparse atmosphere for Parker's shimmering voice to flourish in this melancholic and ultimately highly-anticipated 2016 release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Phoenix
Alphabetical

Some melancholic pop from Phoenix. Alphabetical is the sophomore full length from the French band, and it's getting reissued. Full synths, loads of guitars, slightly jarring grooves and smooth vocalisations. It's more stripped back and has a deeper R&B and soulful feel than their later efforts. Pick it up on vinyl LP from Rhino.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Aa
ZebrAa

Three different drummers appear on ZebrAa, drawn from throughout Aa’s career to date. So many drummers! That means that inventive percussion is at the heart of the record: electronics and vocals have plenty to add, but triple-drummer polyrhythms are damn hard to overshadow. Vinyl release on the Fire Talk label for this wonderfully catchy noisemakery.
  • Artist(s):
  • Aa

Teenage Fanclub
Here

Caledonian indie veterans Teenage Fanclub are back with their tenth album, Here. It is their first album in 6 years following 2010’s Shadows. Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley and Gerard Love have contributed four songs each to the album which shows the band as masters of their craft. Here is released on the band's own label, PeMa.

Sailor & I
The Invention of Loneliness

Sailor & I is one of those projects that grabbed people's’ attention big-time with a few big-deal Soundcloud uploads a few years ago. Now a full album’s-worth of material is ready to go! The Invention Of Loneliness is informed by club electronics and songwriting both, with a healthy streak of epic ambient synth-texture in there for good measure. This debut full-length is released by Skint.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Rayon
A Beat Of Silence

The latest release from Rayon, aka Markus Archer, aka singer of The Notwist. Though A Beat of Silence is a quiet and considered record, several of the numbers here create ambient textures via the use of organic rather than effect-laden instrumentation. See how the title track and ‘Dots’ bring about a feel of gradual motion not through delay pedals but through careful layering of marimba, vibraphone and piano. Out on vinyl and CD through Morr Music.

Depeche Mode
Violator

It would have been impossible to predict when watching them as children on Top of the Pops doing "New Life" that Depeche Mode would become enormous stadium fillers with success in that massive place we call the United States of America. 'Violator' is the one that sent them completely overground and contains forever classics like 'Personal Jesus' and the surely never to be surpassed pop brilliance of 'Enjoy the Silence'.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Carla dal Forno
You Know What It’s Like

Carla dal Forno, who has previously been active in Tarcar and Mole House, has a thickly melancholy singing style that somewhat recalls Nico. Solo debut You Know What It’s Like is an album of highly personal songs, but, because this is out on Blackest Ever Black, it naturally also has a good deal of heavy electronic weight to it. A super-atmospheric record.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Brasstronaut
Brasstronaut

Vancouver-incepted six-piece Brasstronaut are a mysterious entity, and one that cannot be assigned to a single genre. Their 2016 released self-titled album melds pop, rock and jazz using synths, clarinets and intricate rhythms in a way that has attracted critical acclaim from the left and the right of the Atlantic pond.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jamie Lidell
Building a Beginning

Really smooth music from Huntingdon's answer to Marvin Gaye. Liddell has been soulful for many years but he sounds like some kind of cross between Gaye and Stevie Wonder slinking his way through a batch of laid back electronic soul. He uses the cream of the world's best session musician to create this soporific, psychedelic soul that is so thick you could stand a spoon in it.      

Soft Hair
Soft Hair

This is the duo of Connan Mockasin and Sam Dust (LA Priest/Late of the Pier) in collaboration. They simply can't be serious these two (just look at that sleeve) but both have form when it comes to making slinky Prince-like soft pop.  Check out the video for 'Lying Has to Stop' where the come across like some kind of sleazy take on Flight of the Conchords.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

TOY
Clear Shot

They are a strange lot Toy, they never completely blow you away but they are very pleasant to listen to. This is their third album and they recorded it themselves then sent it over to the states for a bit of gloss. It carries on the moody krauty template from previous albums and lead track 'Fast Silver' has some rather moody atmospheres which certainly bode well.   
  • Artist(s):
  • TOY

Crystal Fighters
Everything Is My Family

All the bands with ‘Crystal’ in their name always make me think of hazy fuzz-guitars, but Crystal Fighters have more than that up their sleeve on this new album (their third). Everything Is My Family is born out of the band members’ various gap-yearish global travels, and they all came back with a new understanding of ‘world’ musics and ‘world’ life. Released by Play It Again Sam.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Meilyr Jones
2013

Meilyr Jones’ album 2013 is intended to convey to the listener the experience of being Meilyr Jones during the year 2013, which it achieves through the medium of broadly orchestrated melodic pop songs. As well as Jones’ vocals, we have trombones, choirs, french harps, bassoons and plenty else contributing to the sound of 2013. Out on Moshi Moshi.

s a r a s a r a
a m o r f a t i

It is impossible not to mention Bjork here. Signed to her label One Little indian, the debut album from french singer/songwriter/electronica-madwoman s a r a s a r a is tonal and heavy. A sort of uber R&B with Amon Tobin production values and Bjork-come-Coco Rosie vocals with a bits of Julianna Barwick layering.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jake Bugg
On My One

As far as I am aware, this is Jake Bugg’s first foray into production after his previous album, Shangri La was produced by none other than Rick Rubin. A bit of a leap for Bugg perhaps who wrote, played and produced everything except three tracks produced by Jacknife Lee. Perhaps this is why the album is called On My One and has such insular, inflected track titles as ‘Love Hope and Misery’ and ‘Gimme the Love’ which sees Bugg begging for love in the chorus. It’s yet another move away from the boy-with-guitar sound of his first album and one with bold ambitions for rock/pop success.     

Tusks
False

London based Emily Underhill has been snapped up by One Little Indian as Tusks. A Four tracks of diverse and slickly executed tracks with For You’s Cinematic Orchestra esque opening dropping into a spacious FKA Twigs style beat as pitched vocal chops swirl around and title track False being a slow build to a dramatic trip-hop/post-club that would sit nicely with London Grammar.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Man & The Echo
Man & The Echo

Warrington born four-piece Man & The Echo are so named after a poem by W.B. Yeats. This is unsurprising, as their self-titled debut has poetry and lyrical philosophy to boot, all delivered in a sincere north-western accent. Warmly reminiscent of some of the earlier pioneers of the genre (think Pulp/The Smiths), Man & The Echo is 11 tracks of down-to-earth, catchy and charming indie-pop. Released as Vinyl LP and CD on 1965 records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Crocodiles
Dreamless

For those who haven't been keeping count this is Crocodiles 6th LP. Where does the time go eh? The title refers to a condition close to Phil's heart - insomnia. And despite their lack of sleep the duo have come up with a collection of perky collection of piano 'n' synth tunes. Certainly the track I'm listening to sounds a bit like New Order. I'm happy with that. 

Magik*Magik
Magik*Magik

Magik*Magik is Minna Choi, a musician who has appeared on recordings and in performance with stacks of great musicians, from Jonny Greenwood to Death Cab To Cutie. For this self-titled debut album of her own material, her voice dances with super-rich orchestration and poppy rhythms: high-grade stuff from someone who has engaged with music all across the spectrum.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

CC Dust
Shinkansen No. 1 / New Ways

CC Dust are a new band with an old sound, fully embodying the heart and soul of 1980’s synth-pop. Shinkansen No. 1 / New Ways throbs with David Jaques’ melodic basslines and soars with Maryjane Dunphe’s moodily impassioned vocals. They’ve got the synth-pop skills and no mistake. 7” single release on the Night School label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Amps For Christ / Woods
Amps For Christ / Woods


  • CD (SHR161CD)
  • £12.99 £6.50 (saving: £6.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Radio Dept.
Running Out Of Love

The new Radio Dept. album has been on the brew for six years now, and is now ready to be served up. Running Out Of Love expresses frustration with the direction of development in the band’s native Sweden, with a pumping electro-pop musical backing. Melancholy vibes, fiercely expressed. Released by the Labrador label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Beat Escape
The Beat Escape

Starkly immediate and organic, is the self-titled record thought-up by Montreal duo - The Beat Escape. Naked drum machines sit alongside haunting harmonies and faint chord progressions, that conjure up both nostalgia and melancholy. Lo-fi, yet smooth - this is the height of chilled. Close your eyes, and escape into this otherworldly universe.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Las Kellies
Friends & Lovers

Las Kellies are one of the finest garagey outfits operating out of Argentina, where they keep the grrrl flame burning brightly. Friends & Lovers is a lovely shimmering groove-garage set that makes the listener think of happy times in the sun. Friends & Lovers is released on CD and on LP by the Fire label.

Hooton Tennis Club
Big Box of Chocolates

Although it may not sound like it from the title, Big Box Of Chocolates sees Wirral indie band Hooton Tennis Club come of age, exploring themes of love and loss. The band recruited the legendary Edwyn Collins to produce the album. It is their second album and follows on from their vivacious debut Highest Point In Cliff Town.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Arab Strap
Arab Strap

Look at them there on the sleeve. They look a lot older than that now and to the delight of their fans have reformed for a few shows this October. To tie in with this comes this compilation of some of their best bits as well as rarities and B sides etc.  Arab Strap were always a lot more than their pished up image suggested with lots of gorgeous music backing Aidan Moffatt's slurred tales.  

American Wrestlers
American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers are a new lo-fi project by 20-year-plus indie veteran and proud Scot, Gary McClure. McClure's journey has seen him move from his home in Scotland to Manchester and finally to Missouri where American Wrestlers took shape. Recorded on an 8-track and using cheap and basic instruments, McClure writes blissfully melodic indie-pop about simple pleasures.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ash
Live On Mars: London Astoria 1997

To celebrate 20 years since their debut album 1977 was released Ash are doing a run of shows performing the album in it’s entirety and releasing this little doozy. A live album from when they played 5 nights in a row at the London Astoria. Features all their hits Goldfinger, Girl from Mars as well as covers of ABBA and Dusty Springfield. Available on limited numbered vinyl and CD.  
  • Artist(s):
  • Ash

Holy Oysters
Holy Oysters

60/70s psyche inspired indie pop from Parisian band Holy Oysters, dragging the genre into 2016, kicking and screaming. There’s a bit of Currents stage Tame Impala mixed with crystal clear electro-pop production, glistening synths and guitars that stopped sounding like guitars four pedals ago. These are catchy pop songs that stay with you. Psychedelic earworms for all.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pavo Pavo
Young Narrator In The Breakers

As otherworldy and retrofuturist as its utopian record sleeve, Young Narrator In The Breakers is the 2016-born brainchild of Pavo Pavo. The Brooklyn-based five-piece flex their weightless off-kilter pop into a multitude of spaces in what amounts to a thoroughly inquisitive yet enjoyable offering.

Douglas Dare
Aforger

First up the most important question. What is that in his mouth? It looks like it could be some kind of bird or something. Not a good idea. This is Dare's second album and like many records comes out of what sounds like a horrible relationship breakdown. Dare sings about identity and the sort of fakery that goes on when someone plays around behind your back. Dark stuff but therapeutic for him I hope. Couple this with some neat electronics and bleak guitars and we could have an interesting record here.   

Various
Typical Girls

Typical Girls takes its title from a lyrics of song by The Slits, and it showcases an array of modern female-fronted bands who’ve taken up their might fem-rock mantle. Awesome punks from around the world are here, including Rakta, The Splits, Slum Of Legs and Shopping. Released on Emotional Response.

Our Daughter’s Wedding
Moving Windows

Reincarnated onto vinyl and CD from Futurismo, is Moving Windows - the 1980's brainchild of highly underrated American synth-punks Our Daughters Wedding. Produced by big hitters David Spradley (Funkadelic) and Colin Thurston (Duran Duran, Iggy Pop), this reissued version fires the trio into the 21st century.

Pet Shop Boys
Say It To Me

The Pet Shop Boys have always been well-remixed, and Say It To Me, the latest release from their current Super album, is no exception. Real Lies, Tom Demac, Stuart Price and Offer Nissim all work their magic across both CD and 12” releases: CD purchasers get the extra treat of a Carl Craig reworking of ‘Inner Sanctum’! Pure pop power on x2.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sam Coomes
Bugger Me

With his career seemingly continually funded by Domino Records despite not that large a percentage of the music listening public being all that interested, Quasi organ guy Sam Coombes unleashes his solo debut which as you might imagine sounds like a light hearted organ-based funfair ride. The big question is whether the title is 'bugger me' as in "bugger me that's where the shed key got to" or an instruction?  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Empire Of The Sun
Two Vines

Although the press release cheerfully discloses that their debut Walking on A Dream sold 1.5 million copies it fails to confirm sales of it's follow up Ice on the Dune. Something went very wrong between the two albums but there's hope yet for Empire of the Sun if they can just stay clear of being too cheesy. Two Vines does sound like another very hi end production from these guys with big banks of catchy pop pulping out of ridiculously dressed men. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Madness
Can't Touch Us Now

Madness really like London don't they? Love the place. Can't stop talking about it. It's a shame their previous album 'Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da' was as much of a dud as its title as the earlier 'The Liberty of Norton Fulgate' was a superb late period piece. From the sound of lead single 'Mr Apples' the nutty boys still have that quintessential English thing going along alongside a knack of producing catchy, heartwarming vintage pop. Long may they rein. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Few Bits
Big Sparks

Berlin band Few Bits move to [Pias] for their sophomore album of doped up and hazed out jangly, shoe-focused, indie pop. On songs like Anyone Else there’s a 90s teen flick nostalgia going on here, there’s angst but it’s all a bit soft focused, while Summer Sun sits back more and offers more dreamy atmospheres.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cardinal
Cardinal

Cardinal are a duo made up of American singer/songwriter Eric Matthews and Australian Richard Davies (The Moles). Giving 60s orchestral pop a modern twist with lush harmonies and soft melodies. Originally released in 1994, this eponymous debut album was at odds with the noisier guitar bands that were all the rage at the time. The CD contains bonus tracks including early demos and more.
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP215)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

La Femme
Mystere

French indie pop with many twists. With songs like Sphynx being (relatively) straight hitting synth pop and Où Va Le Monde delving into french folk pop indie, with flanger soaked guitar strums and a frolicking pace, to the near psychedelic Septembre. La Femme don’t really sit still, but with each guest appearance change their output accordingly. Features Naomi Greene, Angela Hureau, Battista Acquaviva, and more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Depeche Mode
101

101 captures Depeche Mode at the very end of a colossally long 1989 tour (yep, 101 shows…) and at the peak of their powers. So that means an hour and a half of mega-hits played out to an adoring crowd, with bangers including ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ and ‘People Are People’ in the mix. Reissued on a pair of 180g LPs by Colombia.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Throws
Throws

Throws is the new sound of the musicians formerly known as Tunng, nigh on a decade since that project’s last album. The folkishness has mostly faded, and electronics are very much at the fore: this is almost synth-pop at times! Good to see that there is still plenty of interesting life in this resurrected creative relationship. Out on Full Time Hobby.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

D.D Dumbo
Utopia Defeated

D.D Dumbo is the solo alias of Oliver Perry out of Castlemaine, and this is the debut Dumbo full-length. Utopia Defeated sounds like a clever clogs songwriter such as Nik Kershaw performing at some kind of tropical party, with guitars that swing from garagey to Paul Simony via much territory in between. CD or lovely marbled vinyl editions are available, from 4AD.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jenny Hval
Blood Bitch

We here at Norman love Jenny Hval, so this new album is a happy occasion for us. Blood Bitch engages with black metal, 70’s horror films and menstruation, ending up in a typically fantastic experimental song-suite. Oh, and Norwegian noise heavyweight Lasse Marhaug is on production duties too! On Sacred Bones.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Oh Well Goodbye
Swoon

This is a vinyl debut from a Liverpool band who successfully mesh shoegaze guitars with some nice funky '80s style bass and the sort of naive songwriting that used to come from the pen of Bernard Sumner. Atmospheric guitar spangled, reverb drenched pop that will appeal to fans of DIIV, the Cure and New Order. 
  • Vinyl 7"
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Courteeners
Mapping The Rendezvous

The Courteeners are one of those bands while not famous nationally, have gathered an enormous following which allows them to play gigs in front of 30,000 people. Their previous album 'Concrete Love' did very well for them and there's no reason why the perky well crafted indie rock of this, their fifth album won't follow suit.     

Motorama
Dialogues

Motorama create melancholic pop from their home studio in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. Dialogues is their fourth LP and has infectious melodies layered with pulsating synths and slouching vocals. There’s something naiive and fun about these homemade tracks, but they are ultimately very well crafted pop tunes.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Clang Group
Practice

Hey who says that old guys can't still rock? Clive Langer was famed for being in much enjoyed '70s group Deaf School as well as being Madness and Morrissey producer but woke up aged 60 and decided to form a band. The excellent art rock they produce could easily come from musicians half their age and so it's somewhat of a shock when the video reveals them to looking something like They Might Be Giants backing band on the 'They'll Need a Crane' vid. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ultimate Painting
Dusk

Ultimate Painting are a laid back duo of Jack Cooper and James Hoare who sound like if they have a plan it is to make a distinctly English version of the kind of fresh as a breeze guitar tunes the Velvet Underground blueprinted on their third album. Indeed this is the third record from our heroic duo and once again it has been recorded onto tape in one of their flats.  Expect alluringly lush guitar pop and stellar songwriting chops. 

The Prophet Hens
The Wonderful Shapes Of Back Door Keys

The Prophet Hens previous release 'Popular People do Popular People' has to be one of the most thrilling Antipodean releases of recent years perfectly updating that Chills sound with a heap of sparkling tunes. We are very excited then to hear this magnificently titled follow up which promises a marriage of C86 jangle, early REM mystery pop and of course whatever it is that has been passed down from their Flying Nun forefathers. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Moles
Flashbacks and Dream Sequences : The Story of The Moles

Formed by singer/songwriter Richard Davies in Sydney, Australia at the end of the 1980s, The Moles released two EPs and one full-length album before relocating to New York to release two singles. The band then moved to London and broke up despite favourable reviews from the British music press. The band reformed and released one album, Instinct. Davies went on to form the duo Cardinal with Eric Matthews. Flashbacks and Dream Sequences: The Story of The Moles is available on CD. The 2 CD set contains everything the band released: Two albums, Untune The Sky and Instinct and all the EPs and singles.

Gruff Rhys
Set Fire To The Stars

Good isn't he? This soundtrack to a film about Dylan Thomas's first week in the USA has a warm hopeful feel with the Super Furry Animals lad effortlessly blending cocktail jazz, Americana and Atomic Age bop using vintage instruments and live takes. Recorded at the same time but in very different circumstances to his last LP 'American Interior', this sounds like it will be an essential addition to his back catalogue.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Soundtracks

Ian Sweet
Shapeshifter

Ian Sweet (which is a band by the way, not an individual man) release their full-length debut in the form of Shapeshifter. Brooklyn-based Jilian Medford drives the group with her self-inquisitive lyrics and unusual singing style, with the rest of the Sweet outfit weaving strange instrumental structures around her. Curious stuff! Out on Hardly Art.

Alien Ensemble
Alien Ensemble 2

Micha Archer of The Notwist (along with drummer Andreas Harberl) set up Alien Ensemble to explore instrumental arrangement, to take it down a gear, and strip things back. Their second album is further stripped back with it sounding like a backing band to jazz pieces without the soloing madman upfront. Sometimes krauty sometimes lounge-appropriate, but really quite serene.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Blue House
Suppose

Suppose is the debut album from London outfit Blue House, who play DIY guitar pop with wistful lyrics about relationships and loss over plenty of indie guitar jangle. They sound pretty fully formed given that it’s only been a year since the band was formed. Suppose is released in a limited edition of 500 LPs via the Whipped Cream label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir
The Systems Are Failing

Well, Moby’s back, and he’s pissed. His new incarnation with The Void Pacific Choir removes the pianos and string sections, and the down beat pleasantness. It seems angry, almost Gary Numan inspired electro punk. Huge pounding kick drums, overdriven beds of synths and near shouted, and preaching vocals. Moby’s taking a stand against the tide of forever young pop it seems.

Two Door Cinema Club
Gameshow

Indie rock cannon fodder Two Door Cinema Club still exist, why not, and their new record Gameshow will appease fans of their clean, pop-oriented songwriting while introducing little ripples in the sound that characterised predecessor Beacon. Remixes and stuff if you go deluxe, otherwise just carry on down with that Reading/Leeds-ready alt rock sound.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Yearning
Evening Souvenirs

Prepare yourself to be whisked away by a wall of complete charm. 70s Burt Bacharach instrumentation and sorrowful glitz. Joe Moore’s compositions and productions take you back in time, through soft focus, and Maddie Dobie’s heartbreaking vocals underpin the nature of the tracks being filled with incredible sadness whilst being wistful almost playful.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

How To Dress Well
Care

How to Dress Well's Tom Krell has done a good job of lurching from murky chillwave wannabe to clean and sophisticated boyband wannabe in the space of just three albums. This latest album has been mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, fun.) and has the download chart-ready hi-end production values in tact behind Tom's excellently smooth vocals. Hard to fathom that this is on the same label that recently gave us Richard Dawson.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Flock of Dimes
If You See Me, Say Yes

We've already had A Flock Of Seagulls, now we have Flock of Dimes which is the very slick pop project of Wye Oake member Jenn Wasner. Wasner sings sweetly over a guitar pop/electronica hybrid with the occasional clever production to keep things interesting. Certainly aiming high, this has been mixed by 'super' producer John Congleton.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

This titanic super-duo of indie pop feelings-havers contains one Walkmen frontman and one Vampire Weekend songwriter -- Hamilton Leithauser is the former and Rostam Batmanglij the latter. With Leithhauser's band dissolving as Batmanglij quit his, the duo got together to write songs in grandiose baroque stylings, much in the mould of Leithauser's recent solo material. I Had a Dream That You Were Mine is a serene collection of newly-styled old fashioned, with "A 1000 Times", its lead single, a pulpy love song romp.

Trentemoller
Fixion

The Danish king of erotic minimal techno is back with a sweet 2xLP. If you're anything like me, you've followed Trentemøller ever since you watched space-dog Laika take off for space in the videoclip for Moan. Now with Fixion, it’s time to get yourself another fix from one of Scandinavia's finest.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Justice
Woman

The French lords of electro-house circa 2007-9 are back after quite some years away. Woman has the classic feel of Justice’s much-loved earlier material, but they haven’t ignored what music has been getting up to in the intervening years. For one thing, there are a lot more vocals on Woman. CD and double LP editions, with an etching on the vinyl D side.

Merchandise
A Corpse Wired For Sound

Noise pop pals Merchandise come back around for 'A Corpse Wired For Sound', ditching the cleaner, more accessible rocking rawk music of their last record for their more disguised and discarded sound. Expect enduring songs buried under a lot of rubble and a gentle nod towards hardcore. 
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD

Warpaint
Heads Up

Warpaint decide to direct their audience literally by naming the first single from their new record "New Song". Cool: the band's slow, brooding rock ascent may or may not continue on their follow-up to 2014's self-titled effort (plus Lindberg's solo LP), but the opening single has a glitching electro-pop glare and sparkly sideways riffs. So far, so different.

El Perro Del Mar
KoKoro

New record from international pop heroine El Perro Del Mar. KoKoro is full of life and love, with significant use of sound palettes from the Asian subcontinent. Musicians on the album include Johan Berthling (of Fire! and Tape) and Robyn collaborator Per Johansson. The CD and vinyl editions are released by Ging Ging Records: if you hurry, you might land one of the limited coloured LPs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Nils Bech
Echo

Leftfield pop music, that moves away from the city and into the wilderness. Teaming up with young Norwegian producer Drippin’ snaps Nils Bech into an upfront force. When he is known for his ethereal, rapturous avantgarde pop songs, Echo is not so much a departure from this, but a focus and succinct approach to it. More dramatic and upfront.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The View
Bread and Circuses


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Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul
16 Visions Of Ex-Futur

Ex-Futur was released in 2014, and so many artist from across the musical plains loved it that much that they have come together with covers in their owns styles. Including Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), London’s Bullion, delicate electro-pop from Frenchman Flavien Berger, Skweee-ers Easy & C.O.U., Nite Jewel and many others. The latest incarnation of Aksak Maboul also re-record two tracks themselves.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pet Shop Boys
The Pop Kids

First material from the forthcoming brand new Pet Shop Boys album Super: oh my! The Pop Kids is a classic slice of premium dancefloor synth-pop from the kings of the sound, and is backed by 2 extra tracks and 2 of Pet Shop Boys’ own remixes, a dubby one and a narratively-extended one. CD single on x2.
  • Label(s):
  • x2
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pet Shop Boys
Twenty-something

British pop stalwarts the Pet Shop Boys drop the latest single from their latest album, the sleek Twenty-something. It can’t be denied that Neil and Chris know how to make catchy pop songs, and this will be firmly in your head by the third listen. The main track is backed up by 2 previously unreleased songs, as well as a remix by Los Evo Jedis in a reggaeton style. CD single on x2.
  • Label(s):
  • x2
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Anchoress
Confessions of a Romance Novelist

Confessions of a Romance Novelist is the popular debut album from The Anchoress, full of grand and ambitious pop music. This is the deluxe new edition of the album, released as 2 CDs or as 2 LPs, with both editions featuring 5 exclusive bonus acoustic tracks. The CD set also includes a handsome booklet. On Kscope.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

IOKOI
Liquefy

Step in digital post-reality with IOKOI, who makes her debut with this album. Liquefy is electronic pop that slithers around what you expect to hear, deploying beautifully strange textures and production design. The vibe is Holly Herndon-inspired, approaching a state of post-humanity. Out on the -OUS label.

New Order
People On The High Line

Here we have  12” white vinyl of the Claptone remix with a download code for the full remix package or a CD with that full package on it, including mixes by Claptone, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Hybrid, Planet Funk and Richard X. Enough to sink your teeth into there. The 7" has sold out sadly.    

The Shaggs
Philosophy of The World

Lots of people hate on The Shaggs, but what the hell do people know? This was a band that played rock music without needed to know how to play rock music, fitting together scraps of sounds into a broken approximation of the familiar. Which is to say that The Shaggs are great! Philosophy Of The World is their one and only album, and it’s been reissued by Light In The Attic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Os Ovni
Let's Leave Reality

Os Ovni are an electro-pop duo from Florida. Let’s Leave Reality is their debut album. Psychedelic synthesizer experimentation with glistening harmonies -- speeding through space and time --portray a future world in which we’ll all be looking over our shoulders. Let’s Leave Reality is available on vinyl LP.
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Various
Something Cold


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Selector Dub Narcotic
This Party Is Just Getting Started

Calvin Johnson, the man with the lowest voice on the entire planet is back with more party jams courtesy of his slightly reworded Dub Narcotic brand.  This is a collaboration between Johnson and hip hop producer Smoke M2D6 and of course heavily features Johnson's trademark melodica puffing along with the dance pop garage on offer. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Yello
Toy

Yello, the Oh Yeah-producing synth-pop pioneers, are back with a thirteenth album, having been quiet for a whole nine years. Toy is as fun and groovy as the Swiss group’s classic stuff, with darkly deadpan vocals over bouncy synths. Double LP or CD editions on Universal. The cover is yello-wy which must be some sort of coincidence.

Eskimeaux
Year Of The Rabbit (Redux)

Heart-warming, playful and delicate pop songs from Brooklyn based indie pop group. Formed of members from Bellows, Told Slant, and Florist. Sounding like Sea Oleena having a really good day on an indie film set, these 6 songs follow on from their full length release in 2015. Deluxe edition comes with glorious hardback photo book.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Chain Wallet
Chain Wallet

Chain Wallet have emerged from Norwegian city Bergen, but their use of synths and open-hearted indie pop energy mean that they could make a decent case for being Californians. This self-titled debut album of theirs has a dreamy evening-sun haze to it, sounding young and yearning and alive. Out on Jansen Plateproduksjon.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Label(s):
  • EMI