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! 
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  • 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. 
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  • 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'.
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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.
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  • 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. 
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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.
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  • 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!
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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. 
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  • 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.
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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.
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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.  
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  • 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. 
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 
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Lanterns On The Lake
Spook The Herd

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

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. 
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Healing Potpourri
Blanket Of Calm

Most of everything these days wants you to feel bad so a round of applause for Healing Potpourri who want to make music to make you feel better about things. Blanket of Calm contains eleven sunny day tracks to soundtrack what will hopefully be better days to come. A healing and soothing album of heartwarming orchestral pop full of positive vibes. 
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Bat For Lashes
Lost Girls

Natasha Khan gets back to Bat For Lashes for the project’s fifth album, and it’s vintage-tinted synth-pop baby! Lost Girls positions itself as a soundtrack to an imaginary 80’s teen movie, and it certainly fits that bill, with all the tropes and details in just the right place. Lost Girls is released by Bat For Lashes Records.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Baxter Dury, Étienne de Crécy, Delilah Holliday
B.E.D

Three-way pile-up collaboration between Dury-the-younger Baxter Dury, Delilah Holiday of the scratchy punk group Skinny Girl Diet, and Etienne De Crecy, a French dance music maker. How do these three overlap you might wonder? Well, debut release B.E.D will show you: with direct and emotional power. Released by Heavenly.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

February Montaine
Mount Nod / Peaking Lights Heater Dub

February Montaine made happy/sad DIY bedroom pop music that you all need to hear. He has been championed by the likes of Trevor Jackson and the bloke from Late From the Pier the latter of whom has made it his mission to let the world hear the music Montaine was working on when he passed away in 1991. As a special temptation Peaking Lights have re-worked the track into one of their dub disco shapes on the flip. 
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Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals At The BBC

Welsh psychedelic pop heroes Super Furry Animals are going to make some fans very happy with the release of this box set. It contains all of their BBC sessions dating from 1996-2001, very much their golden period. They were recorded for Mark Radcliffe, John Peel and The Evening Session. 4LP box set or 2CD set containing three tracks not on vinyl. Both versions limited to 500 copies.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Unhappy Fly
Unhappy Fly

Unhappy Fly is an intriguing new project from Richard Dudanski (one-time PiL drummer circa-Metal Box) and long-time collaborator Xentos Fray Bentos working with singer/radio artist Sarah Washington and saxophonist John Glyn. Four years in the making and recorded in various locations in Spain and the UK, Unhappy Fly sees each member call on a career’s worth of experience to make a weird masterpiece. 

The Beths
Jump Rope Gazers

Another round of scintillating power-pop from New Zealand’s The Beths, as they return with their second studio album Jump Rope Gazers. Written during the intense tours behind 2018’s acclaimed breakout Future Me Hates Me, Elizabeth Stokes and co. aim for very much the same mood, setting lyrics about worry and introversion to gregarious, bright rock. 
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Metronomy
Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)

The great thing about Metronomy is that their career is a journey....you don't quite get the same thing each time round. This, their remarkably titled debut, shows a sound miles away from the pleasant pop of 'Love Letters'. It's wild electronica with fuzzy guitar riffs and nary a vocal in sight. First time on vinyl from this previously much sought after artefact.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Zuzu
How It Feels

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

Islet
Eyelet

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

The Blue Nile have a famously sparse back catalogue, releasing just four albums in their 36 year career. They definitely believe the quality, not quantity trope. It turns out that there was some unreleased stuff knocking around, though. The reissue of their fourth and final album to date, 2004’s High, comes with an extra 32 minutes of music on the 2CD version. It is also being released on vinyl for the first time in its original 9 track form.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sweet Spirit
Trinidad

Austin, Texas has always been a hive of musical activity and the members of Sweet Spirit play in twelve bands between them including the magnificently named A Giant Dog. Sweet Spirit is the vehicle they use to get people up off the floor and dancing. They make literary and rather brainy dance-able pop taking influence from T-Rex, ABBA, William Onyeabor and Robyn.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Scott Hardware
Engel

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

The Little Hands of Aspahlt
Half Empty

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

Beat Happening
We Are Beat Happening

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

Lady Gaga
Chromatica

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

Steve Mason
About The Light

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

Cornershop
England Is A Garden

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

Purity Ring
Womb

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

Half Waif
The Caretaker

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

Teenage Fanclub
Man-Made

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

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

Amy Studt
Happiest Girl In The Universe

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

Ren Harvieu
Revel In The Drama

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

CMON
Confusing Mix of Nations

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

Eileen Gogan and The Instructions
Under Moving Skies

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

Odessey & Oracle
Crocorama

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

Torres
Silver Tongue

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

Embrace
The Good Will Out

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

Warm Digits
Flight of Ideas

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

Seazoo
Joy

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

Zero 7
The Garden (Special Edition)

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

TOPS
I Feel Alive

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

Alexandra Savior
The Archer

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

Beach House
Thank Your Lucky Stars

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

Fassine
Forge

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

Peaking Lights
E S C A P E

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

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

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

Basia Bulat
Are You in Love?

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

Somni
Home

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

Tears For Fears
Songs From The Big Chair

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

Gordi
Our Two Skins

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

Las Kellies
Suck This Tangerine

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

Nap Eyes
Snapshot Of A Beginner

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

Little Dragon
New Me, Same U

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

Extraa
Baked

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

Euros Childs
Gingerbread House Explosion

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

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

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

Close Lobsters
Firestation Towers 1986-1989

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

Embrace
Drawn From Memory

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

Lesneu
Bonheur ou Tristesse

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

Mint Julep
Stray Fantasies

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

CocoRosie
Put The Shine On

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

Kate NV
Room For The Moon

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

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

Bobby Conn
Recovery

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

Carla dal Forno
So Much Better

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

Låpsley
Through Water

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

Various
PC Music Vol 1 & 2

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

Marble Arch
Children Of The Slump

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

James Righton
The Performer

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

Hoopla Blue
Pl(^)nted

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

Billie Eilish
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? [7-inch box set]

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

Denai Moore
Modern Dread

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

Soko
Feel Feelings

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

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Temple

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are a San Francisco-based indie band with roots in alt-folk and influences that range from country to hip-hop. They are fronted by Thao Ngyuen who has, in the past, collaborated with Joanna Newsom, Andrew Bird, Portland Cello Project and Marah. Temple is the band’s fifth album and first since 2016’s A Man Alive.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Steven Wilson
The Future Bites

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

Aaron Maine aka Porches is back with his fourth album and the news is coming through is that it was written when he was madly in love. Therefore its full of emotion, confusion and the thrill and the yearning that being in such a situation can provoke. It contains 11 sleek electronic pop tracks full of honest lyricism and there's a couple of big star guests in Mitski and Dev Hynes (Blood Orange etc). 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ultraísta
Sister

Ultraísta are a trio comprised of Nigel Godrich, known for his ‘super producer’ status with Radiohead, session drummer Joey Waronker (REM, Roger Waters, Elliott Smith) and Laura Bettinson (FEMME, Lau.ra). Godrich and Waronker have also worked together as Atoms For Peace. The mix afrobeat and electronica. Sister is their second album
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Whitmer Thomas
Songs From The Golden One

Whitmer Thomas is a very typical millennial performer. He's a comic, a skateboarder, a musician and he doesn't comb his hair on his album sleeves. My grandparents would be horrified but he's done pretty well for himself fronting his own HBO comedy special and now releasing songs from the series. If you are worrying that comedy and songs go together like the words 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' and 'funny' then you have to realise that Thomas makes intrepid darkwave  - a little like John Maus and full of witty asides and observations. 
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Alice Boman
Dream On

Following a couple of acclaimed EPs that now date from more than half a decade ago, 'Dream On' is the long-awaited debut album from Swedish singer-songwriter Alice Boman. Her music has also recently been on ‘13 Reasons Why’ and ‘Wanderlust’, but 'Dream On' opens up a new avenue of collaboration, mainly with producer Patrik Berger.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

L.A. Takedown
Our Feeling Of Natural High

If you’re a fan of emotive synth-driven ‘80s film soundtracks then look no further. We have Our Feeling of Natural High, the new album from L.A. Takedown. The band, named after Michael Mann’s TV heist movie that would later become the classic, Heat, make music that would be perfect soundtracking scenes from all your favourite L.A.-based ‘80s films. RIYL Michael Rother or later period Tangerine Dream. This one is on Castle Face.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Wants
Container

You'd have thought that band name would have been taken already but no, the Wants have a nice old fashioned google-unfriendly name (which hopefully will stay as it is and not be panic changed to the W@nnts or some such). It's a nicely unpretentious contrast to their music which is a blend of post-punk, art-pop and electronica with nods way back to the similarly unpretentiously named Depeche Mode. In another nice nod to the past the sleeve art 'contains' references to the album title. Clever. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

IAMX
Echo Echo

As a collection of bold and stripped-back acoustic nuggets, IAMX (aka Chris Corner) release their latest offering in 'Echo Echo'. The multi-instrumentalist has created a delicate yet potent collection of tracks, which float by with an effortless level of craftsmanship. Sunday morning acoustic vibes at their best.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Honey Cutt
Coasting

Honey Cutt is one of those groups that is half-solo project and half-band. The leader here is Kaley Honeycutt, a singer-songwriter in the Snail Mail mould who is backed up by bassist Ari Blut and drummer Chris Chew. Together they make twee-punk ditties whose ramshackle nature sometimes belies hefty subject matter – everything from toxic masculinity to grinding poverty.
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