Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)
FFS

Definitely not enough of this kind of thing happening these days: a totally implausible collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, excellently titled FFS. The self-titled album brings us something more than just a blend of Franz’s indie-rock and Sparks camp-pop: this has plenty of both, but ends up as something fresh. CD or double LP, including special indies-only red vinyl edition!
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Mama Shamone
Over


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • SWF
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Vaccines
English Graffiti

English Graffiti is the third full length album by West London’s very own indie-rockers, The Vaccines. This time they enlisted the help of producer Dave Fridman (who has worked with The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev among others) to hone their sound. Recent singles Handsome and Dream Lover are included.

Magic Arm
Widths and Heights


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Linear
Think Cynic


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jamie xx
In Colour

In Colour is the debut album by Jamie xx, from the Mercury Music Prize winning band, The xx. Over the past six years Jamie xx has worked with and re-worked the likes of Radiohead, Alicia Keys and Florence & The Machine but his crowning glory must be the reworking of Gil Scott Heron’s I’m New Here album. In Colour will please fans of his collaborative efforts and includes, Girl, Sleep Sound and Loud Places. The latter is the forthcoming single.

Wolf Alice
My Love Is Cool

The debut album from London’s Wolf Alice, My Love Is Cool take further leaps into rock territory following their folksy beginnings. Very in tune with the modern strain of motorik krautrock whilst retaining an ear for melody, it’s like a diluted Sonic Youth for the kids. Out on CD and vinyl double LP from Dirty Hit.

Prinzhorn Dance School
Home Economics

Prinzhorn Dance School crafted this collection with a first-take kind of ethos, so that Home Economics does not lack in freshness. Released on DFA, this carries many of the familiar hallmarks of that label (such as a tight, funky rhythm section), but comes from this side of the Atlantic, giving a different angle.
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  • DFA
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

I.U.D.
The Social Club Nº5


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Found/ How To Swim
Split


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

I Am A Vowel
Body Curves


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Gossamer albatross
The Ground Will Take Us Down


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Gentle People
Plastic City


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The German Measles
Color Vibration


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ghosts
Ghosts


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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Fake Male Voice
Fake Male Voice


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Economy Wolf
Theme For Yellow Kudra


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs
Evil Mothers


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Butterfly Bangs
Junk Sky


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Bangbangbang
This Way / That Way


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Anoraak / Team Ghost
Split


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Applicants/ Open Mouths
Split


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Everything Everything
Get To Heaven

Everything Everything return to your ears with a whole new album, with eleven tracks of their trademark indie complex-pop. The arrangements are busy, but arguably blended with pop dynamics a little better than on their past work. The three-part vocal harmonies backing up Jonathan Higgs’ swooning vocals also make a return. CD or LP, on Sony.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Crumplehorns
So You're Mine

The Crumplehorns are an indie-rock four-piece from Scarborough. They claim to  have an eclectic mix of influences from post-punk to Krautrock, but these ears hear Pulp and their ilk. So You’re Mine is pressed on transparent yellow vinyl with two extra tracks. There is a download too, which gifts you a further two tracks. They're clearly a generous bunch!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

SOAK
Before We Forgot How To Dream

SOAK is a young Northern Irish singer whose debut album is this right here. Before We Forgot How To Dream melds together her wistful lyrics (just look at that title) with a slinking musical backdrop that channels classic soul crossed with an indie aesthetic. CD or vinyl available, out on Rough Trade.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Multi-Love

Some twenty first century scorn from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Multi-Love is the next instalment from the art-pop freaks. This one is full of Ruban Nielson's dreamy croon, swaying synthesisers and grooved out bass & drums. It sounds like Steely Dan, Tame Impala and Deerhunter somehow collaborated in New Zealand. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Jagjaguwar.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Wume
Maintain

Available on CD vinyl LP on Ehse Records. Wume are April Camlin and Al Schatz from Baltimore. Recording away in their basement, playing with synths and developing grooves galore. with a similar tone to Apparat Organ Quartet, Maintain is a collection of tracks, old and new that plays like computer game menu music in the style of an ultra funked out Kraftwerk. These guys make me smile loads.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Slow Steve
Steps

6 Track EP, available on 12” vinyl or CD from Morr Music. Rémi Letournelle is Slow Steve. With lofi, fuzzy synthesizers, clanky distorted percussion and everything lovingly understated, you can see why they draw comparisons to Ariel Pink or Air. Like a pop song by Moby, there is something inherently sad in all of it as well.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tender Prey
Organ Calzone

Tender Prey is the solo work of Laura Bryon, making indie-punk-pop with a lo-fi aesthetic.  Some of the Organ Calzone cassette (her longest recording to date) sounds the vocals are bleeding in from the bottom of a long corridor, although tunefulness is maintained. Drums provided by Emma Thomas of Islet. On Bird Records.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

ONBC
Crash, Burn & Cry

ONBC is not a solo project, as I first assumed on seeing the cover art, but a four piece band, dwelling in cosmopolitan Copenhagen. Debut record Crash, Burn & Cry is full of excellent harmonies between the two female singers of the group, with a rich seam of glamorous melancholy running through the whole affair. On Crunchy Frog.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Florence + The Machine
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

The one woman renaissance boombox is back. Florence and the Machine returns with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful which is their third album. It’s more of what we love most from Florence; grandly orchestral pop with an ethereal transitory feeling as waves of backing vocals drift until Florence’s voice bursts like an energy, waking something from its slumber. It’s got some rockier moments than her previous LPs, but maintains those traits we know and love. CD, Deluxe CD with four additional tracks or double vinyl LP.     
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cinerama
Valentina

Cinerama, aka the band of Wedding Present guitarist David Gedge, are here with a somehow familiar new release. That is because Valentina represents Gedge’s fulfilled ambition to completely rework his other band’s said-same album in orchestral, cinematic style, sans indie-rock guitars. LP and CD on Scopitones.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Hot Chip
Why Make Sense?

There is very little known about the music on Why Make Sense? the new album from indie/electronica act Hot Chip but what is known is that every sleeve for every copy on CD or vinyl will be subtly different due to a never-before-used printing technique. Hot Chip fans will be delighted! The album was produced by the band and Mark Ralph in London and Oxfordshire.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam
ELA

There is a rich tradition of odd-ball French electronic music. However from Jean-Pierre Massiera to Pierre Henry, none are as bizarre and utterly engaging as Jean-Jacques Perrey and at the grand age of 86, the master is releasing a new LP, ELA, along with the apprentice, David Chazam. Expect plenty of beautifully crafted electronic music with a huge sense of fun along with some previously unavailable pieces and some tracks from a live performance in Brussels. 180g vinyl LP. Limited to 500 copies.

Dave McCabe & The Ramifications
Church of Miami

Dave McCabe & The Ramifications is a new musical enterprise from the former guitarist/frontman of The Zutons that marks an effort to move away from guitar based songwriting. Drawing on his love of DC comics and the dystopian science fiction of Philip k Dick as well as the musical influences of eighties UK new wave electro and Krautrock, this latest release is described by McCabe as “my own version of the Grand Theft Auto soundtrack.”
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Miaoux Miaoux
School Of Velocity

Miaoux Miaoux’s new and second album School of Velocity is so bright and shiny you should probably put on sunglasses before listening to it. Wild electro pop that just piles synth upon synth, this could certainly soundtrack some exciting times over the course of your summer. Released by Chemikal Underground.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
The High Country

Don’t let the almost-implausibly-fey-indie band name fool you, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have produced a highly energetic record of distorted action. The High Country is probably the most furiously forward-pushing the band have ever sounded, and frankly it sounds pretty great. On Polyvinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Bernard + Edith
Jem

Bella Union present the debut album of Bernard + Edith, a Manchester duo who pull together a range of dark-electronic-pop influences. Jem is full of highly detailed miniatures, carefully layered up into uncanny wholes. Fans of The Cocteau Twins or Fever Ray might well have a good time. Available on CD, or as an LP + CD combo.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Novella
Land

Novella, of sunny Brighton, are devoted '60s counterculture fans, and they aren’t afraid to display that in their music. Land is their debut album, and it brings together the two opposing ends of that sphere of influence: the acid-blasted riffing and the blissed psychedelic pop. Arrives neatly in the present day via the likes of Stereolab and Broadcast, Land is released by Sinderlyn and Captured Tracks.

Crocodiles
Boys

Boys is the fifth album by psych-pop band, Crocodiles. Not content with sitting still, the band's love of travel saw them jetting to Mexico City to record their new album with producer Martin Thulin. Their surroundings have influenced this colourful record adding Latin influences to a sound that perfectly straddles the divide between the trashy and beautiful.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Abram Shook
Landscape Dream

Following up last year’s Sun Marquee, an album called Landscape Dream was always going to furrow similar sunny and soulful territory for Abram Shook. Abram spreads his yacht-chill over 12 tracks that would sound ridiculously exotic yet enjoyable if blaring from a boombox during an afternoon of barbecuing on the beach at Skegness. Dream made possible by Western Vinyl’s CD and vinyl release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jad Fair & Norman Blake
Yes

Jad Fair and Norman Blake last worked together in 2003 on the Jad Fair & Teenage Fanclub album, Words Of Wisdom And Hope. Musically, Yes is more in the vein of Teenage Fanclub’s hook-laden guitar pop than the jarring stabs of Half Japanese, but Jad Fair’s very own vocal stylings and lyrical craziness remain intact. A marriage made in heaven.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Summer Camp
Bad Love

Bad Love is the third album by Summer Camp. Their previously successful recipe of distorted guitars, thick, fuzzy synth lines and glorious pop melodies is refined here to make an album of joyful kitchen sink indie pop. Bad Love is available as an 'indies only' limited vinyl edition of 300 copies with a 25 page zine including works by the band's favourite comic artists and writers. Also available on standard edition vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Paul de Jong
IF

Paul de Jong, formerly of The Books, releases his very first solo record, and IF is an excellent piece of work. de Jong combines all manner of unusual samples from here and there into curious and catchy wholes, underlaid by his gorgeous string-playing. Fun and lovely, released by the Temporary Residence label.

Super Furry Animals
Mwng

It’s reissue time for the alt kings of Wales. The fourth album by Super Furry Animals is a lo-fi effort that’s packed with pop sensibilities. Notably their first release with lyrics entirely sung in Welsh, Mwng was described by Rhys as their ‘pop strike’ after failing to make chart headway in English. An essential document in the evolution of musical heavyweights and it's catchy as hell. Out on CD, deluxe 2CD, vinyl LP and LTD deluxe 3LP from Domino.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Charlie Tipper Experiment
Mellow On

Have you ever found yourself thinking: “gosh I wish there were another class Britpop/-rock band around”? Veteran Bristol musicians Charlie Tipper Experiment have heard the considerations you took care to hide from your hip friends and are happy to cater to them. Mellow On is filled with original popsongs. Note: includes well-placed trumpets and farfisa organs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Modest Mouse
Too Many Fiestas For Rueben / Cowboy Dan

As a reminder of just how weird and wonderful the Modest Mouse universe was in its early days -- in its scratchy guitar tones, as well as in Isaac Brock's unhinged voice -- Glacial Pace and Fat Possum are reissuing their primitive classics, along with a little helping of 7" to sweeten the deal. The 7" that accompanies the reissue of 'The Lonesome Crowded West' features a take on "Cowboy Dan" that involves Mr. Beat Happening (aka Calvin Johnson), as well as a B-side from the record, "Too Many Fiestas for Rueben". A lovely little origin story and a must have for indie rock geeks.

Other Lives
Rituals

Other Lives started life in Oklahoma before moving their operation to the hip and happening city of Portland. The effect of moving to a new place has had on them is shown in their third album, Rituals with themes of travel and isolation. The album was produced by the band with the help of Joey Waronker who has worked with Eels and Beck, among others. Rituals will fit nicely into the record collections of people who already own albums by the likes of Interpol, War On Drugs and Grizzly Bear.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cayucas
Dancing at the Blue Lagoon

Cayucas are a band centered around two twin brothers, indulging their childhood ideals about the place that they now actually live: Los Angeles refracted via pop culture and distanced once more by time and memory. The results are a sunny retro-Californian beach album, pretty nice to listen to in the right setting. Dancing at the Blue Lagoon is out on Secretly Canadian.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ela Orleans
Upper Hell

Upper Hell is Ela Orleans’ much anticipated follow up to the magical Tumult in Clouds album from 2012. The noir pop wizardess teams up with uber-producer Howie B for her new music, and seductive, brilliantly evolved sounds are the inevitable result. On the man’s HB imprint on CD and vinyl, and destined to win over many more hearts with this effort.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Mew
+-

+- is the new album by Danish art-rockers, Mew. Their sixth studio album was produced by Michael Beinhorn.This is an album of  pop hooks set against a sweeping backdrop of prog-ish indie rock. The band source their influences from far and wide. There is also a guest appearance from Bloc Party’s guitarist, Russell Lissack.
  • Artist(s):
  • Mew
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Blur
The Magic Whip

The first album from Blur in twelve years, born from a chance cancellation of a gig back in 2013, much to the disappointment of fans at the time but to their unbridled bouncy joy today. With original members Graham Coxon, Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, returned from cheese dreams and high musical art to produce the twelve tracks of The Magic Whip. Vinyl double LP and CD from Parlophone.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Twin Shadow
Eclipse

Twin Shadow is the alias of George Lewis Jr. Eclipse is his third album and major label debut. His previous albums, Forget, 2010 released on Terrible and Confess, 2012, released on legendary indie label 4AD. Lewis earned his touring chops whilst supporting Florence & The Machine and The Strokes and proved himself as a magnetic and appealing frontman when headlining his own tour.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Stranger Cat
In The Wilderness

Sufjan Stevens’ right hand woman takes centre stage here with her new project Stranger Cat. With a CV that takes in the likes of The Shins, Sharon Van Etten and Son Lux, Cat Martino belts out a number of tunes with her sights trained directly at the radio. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Joyful Noise.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lightning In A Twilight Hour
Fragments Of A Former Moon

Lightning In A Twilight Hour is the new project led by Bobby Wratten, formerly of Field Mice and Trembling Blue Stars. Fragments Of A Former Moon is the full-length follow up to the mini album, Slow Changes, which served as an introduction to Wratten's new material. Fans of Trembling Blue Stars will love this, it shows that Wratten is a songwriter of the highest order.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Froth
Bleak

Thrillingly forward-pushing shoegaze-sun-punk record from Froth. With Bleak, they sound sunny and bright, but that title is not a misnomer: touches of darkness lie beneath. But shouldn’t there always be a melancholy undercurrent to your beach frolics? This will work nicely. Out on Burger Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Biff Bang Pow!
Waterbomb

12” vinyl LP on Poppydisc. Indie pop band from London Biff Bang Pow!, formed by Creation records boss Alan Mcgee produced 6 albums between 1983 and 1992. Waterbomb was best of compilation that was originally released in 2003, and has now been remastered by band member and original producer Joe Foster.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Peine Perdue
Disparitions

‘Disparitions’ is the first vinyl, full length album by Berlin based artist/musicians Peine Perdue (aka Stephane Argillet and Coco Gallo). Released on French label Medical Records, ‘Disparitions’ is a poetic, mathematical, pattern inspired abstraction of economical synth-pop, coloured by the eclectic personality of it’s creators.

The Leisure Society
The Fine Art Of Hanging On

The Fine Art Of Hanging On is the fourth album by The Leisure Society. The album has a theme of hanging on running through its songs although the band did not intend to make a concept album. As with previous albums, the complexities involved in their songwriting, arrangements and musicianship are all present. This, coupled with the band’s penchant to use a wide range of instruments makes for a confident band recording one of the best albums yet.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ava Luna
Infinite House

Third full-length from New York’s compositional tricksters Ava Luna. Crisp production from Dave Friedman allows them to fully realise a sound they seem to have been searching for since the start. Soulful psychedelic funk with joyous crescendos and head-turning structures abound. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Western Vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Slug
Ripe

Slug are the latest band to come from Sunderland’s thriving music scene. They are the brainchild of Ian Black who earned his stripes as a touring member of fellow mackems, Field Music. The ideas for the music on debut album, Ripe come from the deepest recesses of Black’s mind combining many disparate genres such as stoner metal and dub and influenced by work of John Bonham, James Brown, Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli to create some sort of melodic cosmic indie prog. There's a Talking Heads vibe to it all as well. Peter and David Brewis of Field Music play on the album as well as producing it at their own recording studio. Slug have long been a favourite of 6 Music's Marc Riley. This will definitely appeal to fans of Field Music.

Tigercats
Sleeping In The Backseat

Tigercats are a party band comprised of singer/guitarist Duncan Barrett, his brother Giles on bass, Laura Kovic on keyboards and vocals, Jonny Evans on drums and Paul Rains (Allo Darlin’) on guitar. ‘Sleeping In The Backseat’ is a lovingly crafted, record of sophisticated pop songs with contagious hooks and danceable rhythms, executed with a great abundance of personality and style.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Death And The Maiden
Death And The Maiden

Supported by an earnest bass meandering through synthesized landscapes, Lucinda King’s vocals are perhaps the most human aspect of Death and the Maiden’s self-titled debut. The melancholy guitars and hot-on-your-tail drums contrast splendidly with her emotional singing, making the album an intense experience. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Stealing Sheep
Not Real

Stealing Sheep’s second album, Not Real, comes packaged within enticingly curious cover art: you know that these are legs, but how many, whose, and in what configuration? The music may prompt some of the same questions, as Stealing Sheep’s sound is a surreal and colourful form of pop music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Bop English
Constant Bop

Bop English is the solo project / labour of love of White Denim frontman James Petralli. Debut Constant Bop has been in the workings for years, and that time and craft is evident in the depth of the recordings. Available on CD, but if I were you I’d get it on vinyl, which is pressed to blue and yellow splattered wax, and is exclusive to independent record shops like us!

Lapalux
Many Faces Out of Focus

Pictures are repressing this debut release from Essex producer Stuart Howard aka Lapalux, a time capsule from his formative days. While recent output has borderline trap tendencies, Many Faces Out of Focus lies within the ambient/'post-dubstep' scene of 2010-12, with downtempo beats and hazy synth textures galore. 

Colleen
Captain Of None

Loopy beauty from French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott a.k.a Colleen. Playing the baroque instrument, treble viola da gamba, and singing in a folky whisper, she brings to mind the loop-based works of Robert Fripp or more recently Dustin Wong but with a stronger leaning towards songcraft. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Thrill Jockey.

Young Fathers
White Men Are Black Men Too

Boldly titled follow-up album to Young Fathers’ award-winning debut, White Men Are Black Men Too. This group are not afraid to stir things up with their lyrics, their politics and their productions, which continue to mix hip-hop structures with all sorts of not-so-expected sonics. Released by the Big Dada label.

Lower Dens
Escape From Evil

New album from Lower Dens, that features a sound that maintains the cold distance of their earlier work whilst also somehow feeling warmer. Single ‘To Die In L.A.’ sets the tone with a beautiful melody and arrangements sweeping around Jana Hunter’s gorgeously stark voice. Escape From Evil is released by Ribbon Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

GABI
Sympathy

White double 12” vinyl LP presented in a UV matte finish!?! Gabrielle Herst, having composed operas and for chamber orchestras wanted to focus on shorter vocal looping productions, with a perfect producer for the job in Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) her GABI alias provides gorgeous layered vocals with tinges of electronica and percussion. For fans of Julianna Barwick. Download card included.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Monochrome Set
The Lost Weekend

English new wave band The Monochrome set themselves apart from the sombre tones of post punk played by many of their late seventies and early eighties contemporaries through their dry wits and clean pop sensibilities. ‘The Lost Weekend’ documents the bands tenure at Blanco Y Negro records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Oscar
Daffodil Days

Oscar may have flunked his attempts at further education being an art-school drop-out but he shows no signs of flunking in his music career. He has been quite prolific in the last twelve months, producing a number of songs or “Laptop Pop” in his bedroom. He takes his cues from ‘80s indie-pop and the likes of The Magnetic Fields. His debut single was self-released in 2013, but now he has signed to the legendary Wichita label to release Daffodil Days.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jane Weaver / Tender Prey
Don't Take My Soul / Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of My Heart

Jane Weaver’s Don't Take my Soul is an exposition of her gentle electropop and pretty, can’t-quite-put-your-thumb-on-it vocals, delivered appealingly and at high pitch. The 7” is split with Tender Prey, whose Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of my Heart is a promising sneak preview of their upcoming full-length.

Portico
Living Fields

Ninja Tune roll another release off their Ford motors like talent factory. This time its Portico, you may remember them from their previous name of, Portico Quartet. They are supplemented with Joe Newman of Alt-J & Jamie Woon adding vocals to the leftfield experimental sounds of the band. Having been nominated in the past for the Mercury Music Prize they are no strangers to acclaim and the sounds here should receive a warm reaction from fans of Mount Kimbie's recent work. As ever with Ninja aesthetics are as important as sound, with band designed artwork and spot varnish on black board sleeves on both CD and Vinyl. Bonus 12" with the LP & bonus CD version with extra tracks to look out for too.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Component#4
Into Memory

'Into Memory' is artist Mark Rowley’s debut album under the pseudonym Component#4. Building on the sharp, economical electronic rhythms of his 2012 EP release on Wayside and Woodland records ‘Barbed Wire Sunday’. ‘Into Memory’ is a collection of songs inspired by Rowley’s childhood in the post-industrial, socially deprived West Midlands of the 1980’s. Each of the atmospheric pop songs paints a landscape of different aspects of the artists environment or an experience encountered during this period and is as much a historical document as it is a stunningly crafted work of musical composition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tigercats
Isle Of Dogs

From the first chords, you know this is a scrumptious indierock treat. 2012’s Isle of Dogs is finally reissued on vinyl for everybody who missed the boat the first time, right as Tigercats’ second album (Mysteries) is released. What convenient timing for all you fans of lighthearted and honest indiepoprock in all its distorted catchiness!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Young Guv
Ripe 4 Luv

When he isn’t being all hardcore, Ben Cook (Fucked Up/No Warning) writes pop hits for Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift. With his Young Guv project, he (sort of) reconciles these two sides of his musical personality, offering exuberant tunes which are nevertheless a little ragged at the edges, evoking Shoes, Big Star and occasionally the anthemic melodicism of the above popettes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Reptar
Lurid Glow

College kids make the darndest music. Reptar's debut was recognized as a collection of crazy phantasms when it was released, and Lurid Glow promises to go in the same direction - but bigger, better and a tad more orchestrated. Expect danceable afrobeats with disorienting breaks, all soaked in an optimistic twee sauce.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cantaloupe
Zoetrope

Groovy instrumental synthpop weirdos Cantaloupe deliver their debut ten track album Zoetrope. The Nottingham new-schoolers clearly have no time for trends and an abundance of time for rocking the rock out of their synths. Fun for all the family. Out on vinyl LP from Hello Thor Records. Limited to 500.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cristina Quesada
You Are The One

Silky like honey and sweeter than a kimono, Cristina Quesada’s voice is a tasty as midnight tacos. Her debut album You Are the One is packed with delicious covers and original work, all pop songs filled with lushness. There’s only 750 of these pretty white vinyl treats, so get your hands on one of them!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Amina Hocine
EP2

Amina Hocine apparently writes her songs in almost a stream of consciousness style, picking up bits and bobs from whatever engages her that day, a Youtube video, a woman on the street, and then she creates some eccentric, deconstructed elctro pop around it, as is the case with EP2. It’s some strong stuff with Amina’s gentle voice contesting with cutting, crashing electronics.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

LoneLady
Bunkerpop

Bunkerpop can be approached as a philosophical conundrum: can a piece of pop music be a military defense installation? LoneLady definitely went the extra mile to check the possibilities, as Bunkerpop is released on in three heavy and impenetrable versions: the original and remixes by LoneLady and Wrangler.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pale Blue
The Past We Leave Behind

Pale Blue is the new project from Mike Simonetti. Simonetti enlisted the incredible talent of Silver Hands’ vocalist Elizabeth Wight to be the focal point of Pale Blue. The Past We Leave Behind is a warm, melodic electronic record with elements of drone, noise and experimental dream pop. Having left the Italians Do It Better label, Simonetti has formed the 2MR label in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Captured Tracks label. The Past We Leave Behind is the first release on 2MR

Dinner
Three EPs, 2012-2014

Do you remember what you were like in 2012? I had a crazy mustache (it was good, trust me (I’m serious)), long hair and a crazy girlfriend. It’s good to remember times gone by, even if you’re glad they’re over. That’s what Dinner thought while recording his debut album. Here are his three EPs from the past 3 years, released together on vinyl. And so much has changed - the EPs are all over the place, but all hit the right spot: our heart.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Southern Comfort
Suzanne

Australia’s Southern Comfort are made up of guitarist Angie Bermuda and vocalist Harriet Hudson Their new single will appeal to fans of The Dum Dum Girls, Circle Pit and Wax Idols among others. Suzanne is available through HoZac Records on a limited edition black vinyl 7” single (400 copies).

Shamir
Ratchet

When I first saw Shamir I judged him to be some kind of Stromae-hyper-pop type of character but he’s more a MIKA meets FKA Twigs by way of Ariel Pink. The most striking thing however is the catchy pop tunes on Ratchet, great infectious beats which go from smoove R&B to fun candy-pop with Shamir’s androgynous and mellow voice bringing it together for some stellar tunes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

LoneLady
Hinterland

Why is this lady a LoneLady? Scaring off potential suitors with sick music? Probably. Or maybe she is just off into the Hinterland, trying, somehow, desperately, to bring some back for the listeners, eagerly awaiting her return. Featuring single "Bunkerpop" and then another eight sweet tracks! 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

(Sandy) Alex G
Rules

Previously only available from Alex G’s bandcamp, Lucky Number announce the release of ‘Rules’, the most recent album by the Philadelphia-based songwriter. Following in the footsteps of his highly acclaimed 2014, fifth album release ‘DSU’, ‘Rules’ -which was recorded before ‘DSU’- has been remastered for vinyl release for the first time and is a well deserved document of the prolific songwriting personality that is Alex G.

Sonny & The Sunsets
Talent Night At The Ashram

The original concept for ‘Talent Night at the Ashram’ was a feature-length cinematic piece comprised of several short films, each represented by a different track on the album. Reminiscent of the work of Italian film director Fellini and Brazilian, psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes (The Mutants) the result is a cosmic merger of inventive, cinematic storytelling and sixties folk music played out on an eclectic collection of folk instruments from around the world.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

David Bowie
1966

This David Bowie material dates from before the concept of ‘David Bowie’ really existed. 1966 sounds very different from any of his later sounds, being more of a straight mod-pop affair. Still, these six songs are well put together, a lot more than just novelties. Though it is intriguing to hear this early side to the man. Reissue on Sanctuary.

Errors
Lease Of Life

Glaswegian "post-electro" trio Errors return with their fifth LP Lease Of Life via Mogwai's Rock Action Records. If the title track is anything to go by, expect a predilection for more arpeggiated synths and plenty of layers, alongside sounds the band haven't previously toyed with until now. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Blancmange
Semi Detached

Blancmange’s fifth album release ‘Semi-Detached’ is the first record from the British, eighties synth-poppers without the involvement of long term collaborative partner Stephen Luscombe. With it’s roots firmly planted in the sterling company of synth pioneers and hitmakers such as Soft Cell and Depeche Mode, ‘Semi-Detached’ marks a progression into new territory with this stripped down, edgy record that is musically both ecstatic and devastated as well as being very personal lyrically without losing any of the characteristically dark humour of their earlier records.

The 1975
Facedown EP

Facedown with The 1975. A chilling prospect indeed. Writing this here description in 2019, as The 1975 sit at the top of the indie-rock pyramid, gives one something of a new perspective on their 2012 debut EP. Lads, you needn’t try so hard. Take a deep breath now. Easy on the reverb. Everything’s going to work out for you - one day you, too, shall be U2.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The 1975
Music For Cars EP

Another five track release from The 1975 that contains some of the records you won't have heard on the radio . . . well, you probably haven't because this was before they were popular, jeez, get with it . . . you liked them before they were famous, right? Music For Cars EP is available on a vinyl 12", this record is released on Polydor and comes on a clear vinyl and in a paper jacket. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop