Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

bis
Keep Your Darkness

‘Keep Your Darkness’ is a brand new, limited edition 7” from Glasgow’s barmy indie poppers Bis, featuring a trademark raucous cover of Susan Fassbender’s ‘Twilight Cafe’, a relatively unknown figure that Bis apparently have a lot of love for. The single is a precursor to the forthcoming ‘The Anthology – 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry”. Expect to hear the usual bis influences: early Human League played by Adam And The Ants, and a signature triple-headed vocal squall from singer Manda Rin. 
  • Artist(s):
  • bis
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Deptford Goth
Songs

Deptford Goth gets right down to it with a record called 'Songs', which we assume has some songs on it. The follow-up to the slow, smooth jams of 'Life After Defo', this record continues where he left off, blending together all the most patiently paced genres into one sultry combo: there's elements of R&B, as well as soul, tempered with meditative electronic sounds. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Monochrome Set
Spaces Everywhere

Back in their third incarnation, The Monochrome Set are releasing twelfth album. The band hasn't left behind their old sounds and tendencies, and in ways Spaces Everywhere has audible roots in the eighties. However, the old-school blues and new wave are combined with a fresh sounds that make this album appealing to both the fans and those unfamiliar with The Monochrome Set. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lamb
Transfatty Acid (2014 Pure Filth Mix) / SH09 Is Back

You’ve not heard these tracks before, I assure you. Two new works from Lamb, one of which, tantalisingly, is titled Transfatty Acid (2014 Pure Filth Mix). How do you reckon that is going to sound? As well as the two tracks, this 10” record has a nice etching on the B-side. Record Store Day exclusive!
  • Vinyl 10" (MOV10017)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

bis
I Love Bis

Please note, I Love Bis refers to the Scottish indie-pop band, not the Japanese idol-pop collective… This right here gathers up tracks from the rare early Bis EPs, recorded and released throughout the 90’s. Consequently we get to pan through lots of different Bis styles! On Do Yourself In.
  • Artist(s):
  • bis
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Darkness Falls
Dance and Cry

Following their critically acclaimed debut ‘Alive In Us’, ‘Dance And Cry’ is the latest album from Copenhagen based rock/pop duo Darkness Falls. The album is an accomplished blend of atmospheric yet danceable, melancholic pop with layers of electronic dance and heartbreaking vocal styles resulting in a world of haunting cinematic soundscapes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Helsinki
A Guide For The Perplexed

Featuring a Sgt Pepper’s sleeve style supergroup assembly of guest artists including Pete Doherty, Albert Hammond Jr, Fionn Regan and Emma Gillespie, the HELSINKI band itself is also a force to be reckoned with drummer Seb Roachford (Polar Bear), double bassist Spencer Brown (Andy Sheppard), guitarist Matt Park (Mystery Jets), keyboardist Stephen Large (Squeeze, Paul Heaton), percussionist Jamie Morrison (The Noisettes, Stereophonics) and violinists Johnny Fielding (Larrikin Love) and Gillian Maguire (Soko, Swim Deep). ‘A Guide For The Perplexed’ is a raggedly melodic, heart bearing composition of beautiful, acoustic soundscapes that are quietly raising hell.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Keath Mead
Sunday Dinner

Dipping into your daydreams with Keath Mead. Sunday Dinner is the debut full length from the South Carolinian musician. Definitely a revivalist, Mead evokes the summer of love and also the slacker indie pop sounds of the 90s. It's infectious psyche-indie-pop full of trippy guitars, swaying drums and Meads melodic croon. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Company Records.

The Slow Show
White Water

The first UK release on German label Haldern Pop Recordings, White Water is one of those intimate, oh so humble records in that North Western Elbow mold. The Slow Show just so happen to hail from Manchester too, with singer Rob Goodwin’s baritone vocals fusing that Garveyian drawl with the baritone sonorities of Matt Berninger. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Haldern Pop.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Testbild!
Belka & Strelka

Named after two Russian dogs who were the first living beings from our planet to leave the Earths atmosphere, ‘Belka and Strelka’ is a richly layered, melodic concept album that blends electronic elements such as the beautifully warm toned analogue synthesizer sounds with jazz and pop influences to create radiant cinematic soundscapes.
  • Vinyl LP (Kalligrammofon #32)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Au.Ra
Jane’s Lament

New full length album Jane’s Lament from Sydney’s Au.Ra who are Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles. Inspired by jamming sessions, the sounds build up through drone, looping melodies and drums, and reverbed instrumentation. Dreamy, psychedelic pop music. Chilled out meditative sounds. CD and vinyl on Felte.

Echo Lake
Era

We can never get enough of lush rock sounds. Echo Lake’s second album promises to be rich and unique in their special way, having recovered of first drummer Peter Hayes’ passing. The bands' members preferring planning and hard work over spontaneous combustion, Era has been years in the making and hopefully will live up to its potential and our expectations.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tigercats
Mysteries

After a bit of touring about, East London band Tigercats return with Mysteries, a gentle, breezy and woozy selection of indiepop with some cute instrumentation and a great combination of vocal melodies from vocalists, Duncan Barrett and Laura Kovic which conjure the names of fellow indies We Were Evergreen and Cloud Control as fitting comparisons. The perfect soundtrack to stirring a steaming mug of tea from the warmth of the kitchen whilst looking out over the frost-white landscape.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

City Center
Redeemer


  • Vinyl LP (KLP231LP)
  • £15.99 £8.00 (saving: £7.99)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tropics
Rapture

With floaty synths and steady, dreamy beats, this record will surely leave you enraptured. A sound of carelessness and nonchalance, delivered with the greatest attention to detail, Tropics’ latest is enticing and fresh. Get it while it’s hot and still available on vinyl - this could be a record to remember.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

BC Camplight
How To Die In The North

Unsettlingly serene synth pop returns under the cover of night as BC Camplight check back in to the twilit hotel. How To Die In The North is another night-time pantomime of sorrowful vocal performances, beats that sound like shoes dashing down the street, sparkling electronics and untraceable guitar riffs. Dream pop of the darkest variety. Good night, and good luck.
  • Vinyl LP (BELLA460V)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Black Rivers
Black Rivers

Two thirds of Doves, twin brothers Jez and Andy Williams launch a new project called Black Rivers. There’s certainly a lot to enjoy for fans of their previous work with both brothers sharing vocal duties to bring a sort of yearning escapism to the songs. Out on CD & vinyl LP from Ignition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Dutch Uncles
O Shudder

The Dutch Uncles are from Marple in Greater Manchester. The five-piece indie-pop band first got together as The Dutch Uncles in 2008 after meeting at college. O Shudder is their fourth album. Taking their influences from bands such as Talking Heads and XTC, their complex pop sound is not dissimilar to Memphis Industries label mates Field Music. O Shudder is available on limited edition indies only red coloured vinyl LP, standard vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

In Tall Buildings
Driver

How’s the view from up there? It’s fine, but nobody asks about what goes on on the inside, what happens In Tall Buildings. If this record is any indication, there’s a lot of pretty indietronica composed over there. Driver is filled with slightly melancholic pop songs that will strike a chord.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Travis Bretzer
Waxing Romantic

There's already one Mac Demarco out there, creating great records and causing chaos in the live arena. From the sounds of the opening track here, we have another. It's identikit. However Travis proves he has more in his locker with some sweet '80s influenced jangle pop that nods towards Orange Juice and maybe Felt. Depending on how it grows this could be this years jangly summery treat. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Danny James
Pear

Some 1970s style, lo-fi, psychedelic rock with tinges of melodic pop, Pear by Danny James has some heavy hitting riff action along with some psychedelic vocal effects and some heavy hitting drums. This one will appeal to fans of POND, Led Zeppelin and Warpaint. Unglamorous, ‘70s denim rock that makes for a good time.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Grawl!x
Good Grief

Grawl!x is the solo project of Derby shoegaze veteran James Machin (My Psychoanalyst). This debut solo album ‘Good Grief’ is a dreamy pop record with great attention to detail that draws you into a rich soundscape with it’s sweet melodies, hazy guitars and haunting, melancholic vocals.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ibeyi
Ibeyi

Multilingual melodic pop from 19 year old twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. Daughters of late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz, Ibeyi elegantly fuse traditional Cuban sounds with a contemporary ear for hip-hop and electronic percussion. A graceful blend of vintage soul and modern production. Out on CD and vinyl LP from XL.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Goastt
Long Gone

Five track EP from Sean Lennon and his partner both in life and in music, Charlotte Kemp-Muhl as GOASTT or The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger. More fun psych rock, moving away from his father’s legacy and further into Sean’s own sphere of influences. The art of fine songwriting is on display here and it’s very very good. Vinyl LP on Chimera Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Cure
The Only One


  • CD single (1773237)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Haleiwa
Wall of Blue Sky / Harbour

Daringly limited to 99 copies, this 7” on Sunstone Records contains two tracks from an unfamiliar Swedish band named Haleiwa. They sound upbeat and smooth, with perhaps a hint of lingering melancholy underneath. I guess a Wall Of Blue Sky has an aspect of oblivion to it, as well as the promise of sunny days.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Love.Stop.Repeat
Remembering


  • CD (MYOA03)
  • £10.49 £5.25 (saving: £5.24)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Drug Train
Drug Train

Is there ever a shortage of pretty girls with singing with melancholy faces? We don’t think so, and neither should you. Drug Train’s self-titled 7” single, featuring gentle postpunkchillwavey tracks Ambition in You and Soulmate has got all that. It is the future stopping briefly at your doorstep. Get on the drug train before it rolls outta town! Choo choo!
  • Vinyl 7" (beko_109)
  • £5.49 £2.75 (saving: £2.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Phoenix
United

Although they never crashed, Phoenix is doing their name honor by rising from their nonexistent ashes with these reissues. Their debut album United is finally out on vinyl again, available for all those fans who learned to appreciate these Gallicians’ catchy pop songs after Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Charlatans
Modern Nature

‘Modern Nature’ is the brand new album from Manchester indie mainstays The Charlatans. It is the first release since 2010’s ‘Who We Touch’ and the first without the late Jon Brookes. Released in honour of their good friend and drummer, ‘Modern Nature’ features eleven new tracks and an abundance of contributions from Pete Salisbury (The Verve) and Stephen Morris of New Order to Factory Floor’s Gabriel Gurnsey and Kate Bush's backing singers. Sounds pretty special..
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Francisco The Man
Loose Ends

Francisco The Man attempt to bowl some indie rock strikes with Loose Ends, a record that takes queues from the most anthemic of alt rock, crushing together ceaseless vocal melodies with swirling guitar effects and a lot of that "heart" thing. Loud, shoegaze and pop, Loose Ends is a heroic slice of melodrama.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Invisible Familiars
Disturbing Wildlife

From the mind of Jared Samuel as Invisible Familiars, with guests including Scott Metzger, Ryan Sawyer,  Cibo Matto, Nels Cline, and Jolie Holland. Working with the backing band of Sean Lennon, this album is one for fans of Marc Bolan and T Rex, chilled-out jazzy songwriter numbers, cups of tea and Scrabble. CD and vinyl on Other Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Royce Wood Junior
The Ashen Tang

Crisp R&B productions from London-based Royce Wood Junior. Jam-packed with layers of instrumentation, The Ashen Tang is an impressive collection that retains soulful songs at its core. An instant hit for fans of James Blake and the current crop of melancholy London-centric producers. Out on CD & vinyl LP from 37 Adventures.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

H Hawkline
In The Pink Of Condition

Inspired by the early solo work of Paul Mccartney and taking his name from American author Richard Brautigan’s The Hawkline Monster, this stunning album from H Hawkline is his first full LP on Heavenly Recordings, and the third album from Huw Gwynfryn Evans. Clever wordplay and sharp smart guitars. Surreal, clever, melodic, weird pop music. On vinyl and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cornershop
Hold On It's Easy

Interesting release here. Cornershop have elected to take their debut album Hold On It Hurts, from way back in 1993, and remake it for 2015. But! You will notice that this album is titled Hold On It's Easy, which signifies that the style of these versions is a lot smoother, a lot more orchestral: a lot ‘easier’ (according to dominant assumptions about music anyway).
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

All We Are
All We Are

All We Are are made up of an Irishman, a Norwegian and a Brazilian who all met at university in Liverpool. The band’s democratic approach to song-writing allows all three to get involved, turning their love of hip-hop and soul into what bassist Guro Gikling has dubbed “Psychedelic Boogie”. All We Are have recently toured with London Grammar, Warpaint and Jungle and their sound is likely to appeal to fans of those bands. All We Are is available on indies only limited edition deluxe vinyl LP, with bonus 7” and artwork insert, standard vinyl LP and digipak CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

CHAMPS
Vamala

Straight outta the Isle of Wight, meet CHAMPS, a duo with slightly odd voices. Vamala is their second album of odd-pop, and is released by Play It Again Sam. The track titles include a shout-out to Brutalist masterwork The Balfron Tower, which is always appreciated. Includes the single ‘Desire’, and available on either LP or CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Carl Barat And The Jackals
Let It Reign

Apparently Carl Barat elected to form his new band The Jackals by posting an ad online and seeing who responded. I don’t know how much input the resulting crew had to the sound of this record, but they certainly seem to know how an ordinary Carl Barat record should sound, because that is what they have made… Featuring dramatic cover art!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jib Kidder
Teaspoon To The Ocean

First album from Jib Kidder for Weird World/ Domino Records. Coming from a myriad of disparate inspirations including Arthur Russell, Lindsay Buckingham, Meat Puppets and Gary Numan as well as the spangling of Vietnamese slide guitar, the New York-based multimedia artist describes himself as acid country pop. CD and vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Belle and Sebastian
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Great music; terrible album titles. That's the golden rule of Belle & Sebastian's output, a band notorious for popularising a smart and lyrically persuasive version of pantomimic twee pop. Stuart Murdoch's song-writing gets more intimate here, occasionally losing its show-boating and cheeky feel for songs about personal struggles, such as the frontman's battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. But this is also a dance record -- or so this band of merry trailblazers choose to believe. Dancing to indie pop isn't all that easy, so here's hoping Girls In Peacetime Want To Have Fun will be different. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third

Winsome middle class siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis reappear for a third album of laid back old timey organic grooves. If lead single "Baby Bye Bye" sounded just a little too close to Mike Read's "UKIP Calypso" then the lyrics chart a more lovelorn territory that should help get it onto an advert before the summers out. Produced by Mick Jones of The Clash.  

Niagara
Don’t Take It Personally

'Don't Take It Personally' is experimentalists Niagara trying on a variety of left-field tricks, marrying psych-rock to Eastern dance music and playing with a hell of a lot of synth. Tracks such as "Currybox" are indicative of Niagara's attempt to make irresistible hooks that are also thought-provoking, taking gloomy synths and pairing them with fast-paced beats and sleek spoken vocals. With its variety of different, equally-valued sound types, 'Don't Take It Personally' resembles glitch-pop that's been remoulded into something more structured and purely pop.   Tracks:  John Barrett Fat Kaos Vanillacola Speak & Spell Laes Currybox Popeye China Eclipse Else Bloom
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Bishop Allen
Lights Out

The wispy and never complaining indie pop of Bishop Allen has been absent from our lives for the last five years, and 'Lights Out' finally sees its return. Think sweet melodies and witty takes on love songs -- be it from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Jens Lekman or Best Coast -- and you'll get close to the sound this twee Brooklyn outfit create. Their fourth record sees them reunited once more with Dead Oceans.   Tracks: Start Again Why I Had To Go Crows No Show Give It Back Black Hole Skeleton Key Good Talk Hammer and Nail Bread Crumbs No Conditions Shadow
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Alex Calder
Strange Dreams

Full length indie pop album from Alex Calder, another talented singer/songwriter from Edmonton, Canada. Focused, psyche and spooky songs meet jangly bright guitar in this album on Captured Tracks. Once one half of Makeout Videotape with Mac DeMarco, now doing his own lo-fi thing. Fans of Deerhunter will love it. Vinyl and CD.

Via Tania
Via Tania & The Tomorrow Music Orchestra

The cover to Via Tania’s record Via Tania & the Tomorrow Music Orchestra looks deceptively like something from the Blue Note catalogue, with Tania looking like a vintage jazz singer or big band leader. In fact we have something a bit more vulnerable; a wonderful selection of airy, bluesy, folk tunes with some wonderful orchestral accompaniment, it will inevitably be compared with the work of Laura Mvula as Via Tania creates such an incredibly visual album which could be a beautiful bedtime story or fragments of a half forgotten dream.
  • Vinyl LP (NAR002)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • 555
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Maladies of Bellafontaine
Black Biro / Longsocks


  • Vinyl 7" (VAN219-7)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Erland & The Carnival
Was You Ever See


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

Diagrams
Chromatics

Diagrams is a project by songwriter and producer Mr Sam Genders. His previous album was pretty good fun. Here on Chromatics Gender’s voice sounds a bit like that of an annoying priest who waters everything he says down a bit with a sickly smile and finishes his sentences with “God be with you and your family my dear”. The music is an equally cheery affair; twingle-twangle pop which is fun, gentle and makes you think the world is a bit nicer than you’d previously thought.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Dodos
Individ

Some new sounds from The Dodos. Individ is the latest record from these two San Fran men. Packed with vocal hooks and luscious harmonies, straight ahead indie-rock riffs and relentless drums, these little pop tunes are more than the sum of their parts. They've got bits of Belle & Sebastian, The Beta Band and Hot Chip - pretty expansive sounds from the two of them. Out on CD from Morr Music.

The 1975
The 1975

Who knew that when we watched Tim Healy on Auf Weidersen Pet and Denise Welch on Coronation Street that together they would make Matthew Healy who would found one of the biggest bands of the 2000s so far. This their debut started the process for they multi-layered eclectic approach bringing in electro-pop, emo and R & B to their on-the-surface rock band format. Their out-of-step 80s influences struck a chord particularly with younger listeners and the band have gone on to be hugely successful with further records featuring much longer titles than this one. 

Atlas
Wet Paint

Second EP from Atlas to see in 2015. This four-track EP on London's COJA Records features the vocal talent of Kristina Paraskeva from Youth, as well as remixes from Kalyde as well as Luvian, a friend and collaborator. Original, stripped back, ethereal, chilled-out sounds from the unoriginally named duo. Vinyl 12".
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Archive
Restriction

New double LP vinyl and CD from Archive. Restriction is a series of angsty and moody electronic-meets-acoustic-croon tracks. Not quite trip-hop, but not quite straight pop either, this album is being released on their own label Dangervisit. Expensive but rather meandering, you're never quite sure where they're going to go next.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Modest Mouse
White Lies, Yellow Teeth / Buttons to Push the Buttons

Modest Mouse are celebrating the days when they were at their rawest, playing stunningly rough guitar and howling lyrics for lost souls over disorientating dissonance. 'This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About' and 'The Lonesome Crowded West' are two early entries in the indie rock canon, and they're being reissued so we can all have the proof. This 7" features two tracks that failed to make their way onto a record proper: "White Lies, Yellow Teeth", which has been swiming freely through the internet for a while, and "Buttons to Push Buttons". 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lewis
Romantic Times

There's something about the Lewis myth that just doesn't stack up. I'm not entirely convinced that the whole thing is not an elaborate hoax. If the story they are telling is true - then its completely insane. Unbelievably since the recent re-issue of Lewis's 'L'Amour' album someone has found another album by a man who allegedly disappeared after cutting 'L'Amour'. This is apparently the 1985 issue of an album credited this time to Lewis Baloue. The sound is similar, a tortured voice wracked over languid synths, the sleeve sees him posing next to a private jet. Its the same man. This was remastered from a sealed, vinyl copy of the ultra-rare album discovered in the vaults of DJ and collector Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in Vancouver. For the moment the man remains a complete enigma. The record label claims they can't find him- it could well be true. In any case what we are left with is another shimmering album of eerie late night evocations that a certainly more David Lynch than the debut but have exactly the same naked threadbare appeal 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Arthur Russell
Love Is Overtaking Me

Love Is Overtaking me was probably the point where the Arthur Russell archive digging/barrel scraping should have perhaps quietly stopped.  Some of the tracks particularly in the first half of the record don't do all that much good for his reputation. Dig a little deeper though and there are many gems to be found on this where his unusual structured and off kilter singing makes for some truly affecting music. So it's all worth it in the end. Dig deep, dig long. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (AU-1010-1)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Knife
Shaken-Up Versions

‘Shaken-Up Versions’ is a mini album featuring classic tracks by Swedish electronic music duo The Knife. The tracks here are reworked especially for their recent North American tour of 2013’s ‘Shaking the Habitual’ LP. Just as 'rejuvinating' as their live shows, it's sure to be mandatory listening for fans of the band. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Six By Seven
KluB MiX!33

This a collection of Six by Seven man Chris Olley’s demos and home recordings. Initially appearing exclusively in care packages he would send to individual subscribers, these are raw, dark, industrial cuts. Original subscribers to Olley’s MuZiK KluB need not be too disappointed, as this is limited to just 300 copies on vinyl only.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Johnny Marr
Playland

Johnny Marr's first solo album 'The messenger' had some really lovely moments as well as some thrilling ones. Should we worry that Marr is following it up so quickly? Well The Smiths were known for writing briskly so maybe nothing has changed. No soundclips are available (yet) but the press release talks of energetic, post-punk songwriting complemented by characteristic guitar style and poised vocal phrasing. We'll see how his voice stands up this time but I'm hoping for some melancholy too amid the adrenalin rush. This is the aqua blue vinyl version by the way. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Dems
Muscle Memory

Atmospheric offering from South London-based electro three-piece Dems. Melancholic and understated, this will appeal to fans of The XX and James Blake. Sad music with an undercurrent of pulsing electronica. Confident and contemplative music to sit in the dark to and ponder the meaninglessness of existence. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Springtime Carnivore
Springtime Carnivore

Washed out & soulful pop songs from Springtime Carnivore aka Greta Morgan. Her self-titled record has elements of motown, twee-pop and mellow dramatic west coast stylings. It's chocka with catchy hooks, fluffy synths and slick production. If Camera Obscura met Feist in LA they'd probably make something like this. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Autumn Tone.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Golden Fable
Ancient Blue

The Welsh dream too, you know. Golden Fable are a trio of dream pop wizards, and they'e following up their debut record, 'Star Maps'. That record efficiently demonstrated their shimmering sound through synths, programmed drums and effects upon effects, but this record presents it even more neatly and emotively. 'Ancient Blue' goes in for the kill, hoping their songs will land with the force a Low or Explosions In The Sky song does at its climax. The vocals are totally ethereal, too.

Comet Gain
Paperback Ghosts

COMET GAIN return with their seventh album “Paperback Ghosts” on July 7th, their first since 2011’s critically acclaimed “Howl of The Lonely Crowd”. Recorded at Soup Studios with producer Simon Trought at the helm, and inspired by the psycho-geography of walks in North London woods and in the forgotten grey hinterland of the city’s back streets, “Paperback Ghosts” comes soaked in autumn melancholy. Tender-hearted but not miserable, defiant but not angry, it maintains the delicate balance that has always been Comet Gain’s strength. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tyrannosaurus Dead
Flying Ant Day

For fans of fuzzed out indie rock from yesteryear with modern principles and a youthful exuberance, there's Tyrannosaurus Dead, who get by with sickly-sweet vocal exchanges (that recall a gentler Dan Bejar) and scuzzy chords that make you feel a lot of love. The succinct and always catchy enough 'Flying Ant Day' takes you back to the days of 'Slanted & Enchanted' carelessness, and also harkens to the newer work of Joanna Gruesome. A nice postcard from indie rock.

Lowlakes
Iceberg Nerves

A quartet of desert-dwelling Australian dreamers who also like pop, Lowlakes make dream pop that falls somewhere between the night-time dramatics of Trespassers' William, the synthy low-key side of Justin Vernon and the confrontational baritone vocals of crooners Majical Cloudz and Future Islands. 'Iceberg Nerves' is a mix of downbeat programmed beats, spectral guitars and melodramatic songwriting. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Seamajesty
Seamajestea

From a studio in the garage (isn’t it always the case?) comes an album of instrumental pop with a low-fi feel (well, it was made in a garage), with the man behind it all, London based sound engineer Mr James Yates, creating all the sounds, doing all the mixing, mastering, the whole shabang. Described as pop for short attention spans, Seamajestea by Seamajesty is a fun ride of fast rhythms and layers of pop goodness.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Peter's Window
Last Summer on Earth / Grapey Day

A pop artist who's as renegade as a TV cop who doesn't play by the rules, Pete Nichols' debut record Last Summer On Earth / Grapey Day combines his love of easy, persuasive melodies and subversive, mislabelled sound effects. It's the kind of pop that sounds pretty and ugly at the same time, which is a fair reflection of life, really.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Girls In Hawaii
Hello Strange

Belgian indie pop act Girls In Hawaii do the opposite of Bob Dylan at Newport, ditching the electric jangle pop for something purer and more acoustic. Revising their work here with new arrangements that are equal parts sparse and delicate, 'Hello Strange' is a surprisingly versatile release from a band who's sound has been well worn.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Orange Yellow Red
A Rose Made Of Galaxies

The debut album of Orange Yellow Red, A Rose Made of Galaxies is a nice slice of pop, drizzled with a bit of shoegaze in places from the lead singer’s vocals and all that fuzzy guitar which swirls around -- a bit like bands such as Lush or Curve. However for the main part it is a big slice of interesting pop taking cues from bands such as The Naked and Famous.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Ting Tings
Super Critical

Shouty indie pop duo Ting Tings continue to be a thing with 'Super Critical', their third record to date. In their time away, it sounds like they've been listening to a lot of HAIM and digging the whole light disco homage thing. The guitars bounce in that direction, the percussion gets a little bit more primitive, and you are definitely expected to dance. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Chris Schlarb
Psychic Temple II


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

The House Of Love
Live At The Lexington 13.11.13

Remember when indie rock was made by people in the '80s? Probably not, right, because who was even alive then? Aside from everyone I work with? The House Of Love helped bridge that awkward period between the '80s and the '90s, when the genre saw a lot of stylistic changeover, but 'Live At The Lexington' sees them playing as recent as last year, celebrating the golden era of their career in style.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Horn The Hunt
Terrafidella

Hazy analogue pop from Leeds-based The Horn The Hunt. Taking it’s title from a fusion of the latin words for land and faithful, Terrafidella offers expansive guitar-led songs with overtones of '90s stadium grunge. Synth flutters and the soaring vocals of Clare Carter fill the gaps in between the insistent drums and chiming guitars. Imagine Florence & The Machine supporting Pearl Jam in the desert in 1993 . Out on vinyl LP from Gpig.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Medicine
Home Everywhere

Medicine make songs and then sabotage them until they're buried under a dusty pile of rocks, taking after the Perfect Pussy punx with the whole mission statement of "write pop, fuck it up later". Unlike the fuzz of their peers, 'Home Everywhere' has little interest in nostalgia, making the noise the main attraction and the tune under it a secondary affair -- it's kind of like listening to Magik Markers with shiny structures underneath.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Dilly Dally
Candy Mountain

Toronto’s Dilly Dally formed in 2010 after discovering a shared propensity for dreamy guitars, weed and karaoke. With the addition of their two good friends, Corey Marshall (drums) and Michael Guiliani (bass) the quartet spent the years that followed playing anywhere they could with a PA, be it bar or basement. Now, with a solid fan base, the band are gearing up for the release of their debut LP with the release of a brand new 7” single, ‘Candy Mountain’. Grungy and abrasive, Dilly Dally make music that is steeped in accessible but not overly polished melodies. 

Paul Smith & Peter Brewis
Frozen By Sight

The Sunderland/Newcastle axis of art rock is in full collaboration mode at the moment. The most esoteric could well be this meeting of Field Music's Peter Brewis with Maximo Park's Paul Smith. Brewis's complex chamber music compositions are a gorgeous backdrop to Smith's tales travel writing texts. It ocassionally hits dizzy heights and is nothing but interesting throughout. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Viktor Sjoberg
House Master

Pastoral experimantal poppy house music from this Swedish maestro who has now reached his 5th outing for the esteemed Kalligrammofon. His story about finding a bargain Chicago house LP at the age of 9 is quite sweet. I was still listening to Duran Duran back then so he's obviously tons cooler than me. This is his attempt to aurally represent his profound youthful feelings as this classic club music opened up new swelling vistas of inspitaion for him. He's been digging the scene for over 20 years now and he's still only a wee pup. Check his sonic world out now.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ariel Pink
Pom Pom

All-nonsense indie rock artist and all-round asshole Ariel Pink continues to make music for cartoons and the adverts you watch in-between with the romantic and also exceedingly irritating 'Pom Pom'. As always, that's probably the point. There's a song -- or jingle -- about Jell-O, so yeah. Good luck with that. Pink says this is his most collaborative work yet despite also being his very own solo record.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Depeche Mode
Live In Berlin

Live convert CD of Depeche Mode from 2013 ive in Berlin. Deluxe edition includes some bonus live tracks and a bonus DVD of the show filmed by the celebrated filmmaker and photographer Antic Corbijn who is also often referred to as the fifth member of Depeche Mode, directing most of the band's videos since the late 80s. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Various
RAOV – XMAS

Looking for a present that will cheer up your nan and run on her '73 audio set-up? Now you have the opportunity to make your Christmas holidays bearable at the same time! With this collection of fresh collaborations, Random Acts of Vinyl brings Limited Edition 10” Joy to the birthday of our Lord and Savior. Merry Christmas!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Virginia Wing
Extended Play


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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Allo Darlin'
We Come From The Same Place

Anglo-Aussie indie-poppers Allo Darlin’ are back with their third full-length and a lot has changed since 2012’s ‘Europe’: coalescing the enthusiastic urgency of their 2010 self-titled debut with the introspective sophistication of its follow-up, ‘We Come From The Same Place’ combines the best of both worlds. Their propensity for melody remains firmly intact, but it is both sonically and lyrically different following a shift in singer Elizabeth Morris’ personal life, with the theme of new beginnings running throughout. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Odd Rumblings
Thieves

Pop music as refracted by glass, Odd Rumblings create a chilling atmosphere on their self-titled debut, only occasionally letting pop hooks pass through. These industrial-tinged songs rest on heavily effected soundscapes that echo outward for eternity, but are softened by emphatic vocal melodies that the duo find impossible to resist. It's DIY: Odd Rumblings brighten up their dystopia. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

El May
The Other Person is You

El May is a backing musician turned songwriter, who's moved from playing for Nada Surf and Luna to making songs in all the traditions of a solo folkie. Her songs are melancholic tales about break-up and devastation, transmitted through piano compositions and simple, indelible vocal melodies. Call it existential pop music: 'The Other Person is You' is May writing songs about things she hasn't figured out yet. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Voyeurs
Rhubarb Rhubarb

This lot used to be called Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs but have now mysteriously changed their name to the Voyeurs. Their music has changed ever so slightly and instead of evoking Television's 1970's New York guitar stylings, they now evoke Lou Reed's 1970's New York guitar stylings. The track I'm listening to sounds like an absolute mess so will wait and see how this goes down.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop