Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

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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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Darwin Deez
Darwin Deez: 10 Yearz

What is this? A re-issue? A re-press? There can't be any sane reason why Darwin Deez debut is being re-issued other than he needs some money to re-perm his hair. He's one of those blokes who began with a song so great that it towers over the rest of his catalogue dwarfing everything else he has done. 'Constellations' is that track and it's the best thing the Strokes didn't do. Still, if you are fan of quirky, scratchy New York pop, you'll find plenty more here to enjoy.   
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Mr Ben & The Bens
Life Drawing

Mr Ben and the Bens is the brainchild of Ben Hall of Sheffield who has gone the opposite way of most performers and replaced his synth-based earlier recordings with acoustic based ones. These twelve brightly lit folk tunes are inspired by Sheffield and the surrounding area and follows up the earlier Who Knows Jenny Jones release. 
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JFDR
New Dreams

During my pre-description warm up I was taking a guess as to how JFDR would be pronounced. I guessed 'jaffadur' but I'm a million miles wrong as it is actually Yo-Frida. Of course! Silly me. This is the second album from the Icelandic singer and the press release comes up with several adjectives to describe its contents including heartbreak, beauty, innocence, love. loneliness and sausages. Of which one is completely made up. Your guess.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Mild Minds
Mood

Benjamin David has been involved in a number of projects - some of which have seen him earn Grammy nominations. Here, he is diverting the public’s gaze from his name, making music under the moniker Mild Minds. The lack of attention to who he actually is has enabled him to make an album free of expectation in Moods. Here we have some smooth house and club grooves enriched by David’s vocal talents.
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Laumė
Waterbirth

Laumė, rhymes with the surname of Kim Pflaum, formerly of Yumi Zouma. It is her synth pop project straight outta New Zealand. Waterbirth was made with the assistance of French producer Rude Jude and is inspired by the time she nearly drowned and was saved by two people thus getting a second chance. Musically she takes inspiration from singular female artists such as Sade, Kate Bush and Grimes.
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Peter Bjorn and John
Endless Dream

Also known as The People Who Did That Song With The Whistling On It, Peter Bjorn and John have done a remarkable job of carrying on with their career regardless. It's been twenty years since they started all this and to celebrate they have made a brand new album. Sometimes they do other songs with whistling on in the hope that they can repeat the trick. It hasn't happened yet but there's still plenty of time. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

Originally conceived as a companion to the previous year’s Casanova album and recorded with a 26-piece orchestra post-soundcheck before a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, A Short Album About Love went on to be regarded by many as The Divine Comedy’s finest hour. It now gets a re-mastered re-issue on vinyl and CD, with the latter coming with a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes plus a DVD titled A Short Film About A Short Album About Love. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Casanova

Originally released in 1997, Casanova was the commercial breakthrough for Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, housing three UK Top 30 hit singles including ‘Something For The Weekend’.  It now gets a re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Fin de Siècle

Originally released in 1998, Fin De Siècle was the sixth studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, which spawned the band’s sole UK Top Ten hit ‘National Express’. It now gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Liberation

Originally released in 1993, Liberation was technically the second studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, but the star himself refers to it as their ‘proper debut’ because of wrangles over its predecessor Fanfare For The Comic Muse. Including the understated single ‘Lucy’, it gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Promenade

Originally released in 1994, Promenade was the third studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, delving even further into the classical-influenced stylings that he had begun to explore with Liberation and bearing a loose concept about a couple spending a day at the seaside. It gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Bang Goes The Knighthood

Probably the best of the latterday the Divine Comedy albums, Bang Goes the Knighthood features everything we love about Neil Hannon's music - soaring melodies, beautiful arrangements and a droll lyrical persona. The difference between this and some other the Divine Comedy albums is that it is consistent from start to finish. All killer and an accomplished work from a master craftsman. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Regeneration

Regeneration was the album where the Divine Comedy got serious. Neil Hannon put his Noel Coward hat at the door and made a soaring work that could be compared somewhat to Radiohead (perhaps partly due to Nigel Godrich being in the producer's chair). This new edition contains bonus tracks from the era on the double CD and as a download on the gatefold LP version. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Victory for the Comic Muse

Originally released in 2006, Victory For The Comic Muse was the ninth studio album by Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy, unique in their catalogue as it was recorded in a little over a fortnight almost entirely from live studio takes and with minimal overdubbing. It gets a remastered re-issue as part of the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with the CD edition including a bonus disc of B-sides, demos and alternate takes. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Divine Comedy
Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time - Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy

Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time is a lavish box set marking the 30th anniversary of Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy. Covering all 12 of the band’s witty, erudite studio albums, each of which comes with a second CD of B-sides, demos and alternate versions on top of liner notes. If that wasn’t enough, it also contains an exclusive 2xCD compilation of early material from Hannon’s personal archive, the "lost" 1990 album Fanfare For The Comic Muse and rare EPs Timewatch and Europop. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

.gif
Hail Nothing

In the wake of the adoration for their previous releases five years ago - the saudade EP and soma full-length - the immensely talented Singaporean duo .gif deliver another idiosyncratic album in Hail Nothing. Over its eight tracks, Weish and Din take unexpected liberties with concepts of form and content, with their trademark haunting vocals and leftfield lyrics punctuating it. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jennifer Touch
Behind The Wall

Following a series of EPs and singles dating back to the middle of the 2010s, Behind The Wall is the long-awaited full-length debut from Berlin-based artist Jennifer Touch. Spearheaded by the mesmerising darkwave of lead single ‘Chemistry’, it’s a successful collision of vintage electro-pop influences with menacing industrial ones. 
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Various
Captured Tracks CT10: Volume 2

A decade of Captured Tracks, eh. What kind of world would we be living in if the Brooklyn label hadn’t risen to the top of the indie-rock pile since launching back in 2008? Would Mac Demarco still be eating his own shoes, cartoon-hobo style, in a Tribeca loft rather than cooing politely for huge crowds of dope-fugged Millennials? Would Meredith Graves be sewing up dresses rather than flying high at Kickstarter? Would we have had to deal with DIIV? Who knows. What we do know is that the second volume of their 10th-anniversary sampler CT10 is very reasonably priced.
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Akiko Yano
Iroha Ni Konpeitou

Hailing from the heady days of 1977, its Akiko Yano’s brilliant album Iroha Ni Konpeitou, boosted to a wider audience through WEWANTSOUNDS quality reissue job. With sessions in (and musicians from) both Tokyo and New York, Yano was able to create a fabulously funky kind of pop beauty. Features Haruomi Hosono and David Spinozza!

The Magic Gang
Death Of The Party

The Magic Gang have been getting played on Radio 1 and have received the accolade of Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World. Their new album, Death of the Party promises to be exactly the opposite of what its title suggests due to the addition of some Northern Soul grooves to their modern indie sound.
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The Sea and Cake
Oui

Oui is the fifth album by Chicago band The Sea And Cake. The band feature Archer Prewitt, Sam Prekop who are both solo artists in their own right, renowned producer John McEntire and bassist Eric Claridge. They have also played their part in bands such as Coctails, Shrimpboat and Tortoise.  Their music mixes Tropicalia, african guitar music and indie pop in a kind of Chicagoan post-jazz mash up. Oui was originally released in 2000, so this repress is more than due.

Sebastien Tellier
Domesticated

Domesticated is the 7th studio album (not counting the four soundtracks he’s composed) by French singer / songwriter and all-round talent Sebastien Tellier. Expect more soulful synthpop-cum-electronica from the man who once threw the curveball of  representing France in the Eurovision Song Contest. On Records Makers.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Anna Calvi
Hunted

Inspired by her work on the ‘Peaky Blinders’ soundtrack, Anna Calvi decides to revisit her 2018 studio album Hunter and re-record seven of its songs in stripped-down, reconstructed form, with the help of Courtney Barnett, Julia Holter and IDLES’ Joe Talbot among others. Renamed Hunted, the inner vulnerability of these songs is now foregrounded. 
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Various
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present The Tears Of Technology

Yet another fantastic compilation curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley (this time in league with bandmate Pete Wiggs), The Tears of Technology is a double-vinyl package charting the incredibly fertile period in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s when new British acts were experimenting with synthesisers, flying in the face of popular wisdom that saw the instruments as dehumanising machines sucking the soul from music. Features tracks from the likes of OMD, Simple Minds, The Human League and Eyeless In Gaza. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jerry Paper
Abracadabra

Abracadabra is the new album from musician, producer and oddball Jerry Paper. I mean, look at the cover, he has eyes on stalks, man! It is his seventh solo album and is recommended for fans of Connan Mockasin, Drugdealer and Mild High Club. His press release also notes that fans of Scott Walker and Steely Dan would like this, which they may well do, but I can’t help thinking he’s being a little cheeky.
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Mazzy Star
Still

The first new music in four years from David Roback and Hope Sandoval AKA Mazzy Star comes in the form of a 4-track 12” EP. Still features three brand new songs along with a new version of the title track from their 1993 masterpiece, So Tonight That I Might See. 12” EP on Rhymes of an Hour.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Momoko Kikuchi
Adventure

Re-mastered from the original tapes and pressed onto purple vinyl, J-pop pioneer Momoko Kikuchi’s Adventure returns to the LP format for the first time since its release way back in 1986. The sound of an already established artist discovering the full extent of their potential (Kikuchi had only just turned 18 when it was released), Adventure utterly encapsulates the sound of Eighties Japanese pop. 
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Family Selection Box
Here Comes The Wave

Ooh a Family Selection Box and it's not even Christmas. This box contains a gaggle of filmmakers turned musicians from Sheffield who seem to be worried about everything from their cat going missing to the state of the world. They may be in a constant state of anxiety but they balance this with creating upbeat 6 Music approved pop tunes that are reminiscent of both Lou Reed and Metronomy.  
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Julia Bardo
Phase

Julia Bardo has a name that sounds like she should be famous. She isn't yet but she will be  - whether that's with her involvement in post-punk up and comers Working Men's Club or with her solo work. The latter is an attempt to create something solely her own work and is inspired as much by '60s heroes like Nancy Sinatra as much as it is by more modern singers like Cate Le Bon and Marissa Nadler. One to watch, for sure.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Macula Dog
Breezy

Produced with the help of Ariel Pink acolyte Paul D Millar, the excellent Macula Dog return with a new four-track EP presented on 12” vinyl, titled Breezy. It follows four years on from their debut album Why Do You Look Like Your Dog?, and sees the band moving into slightly more conventional territory in terms of melody and structure. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

JARV IS
Beyond The Pale

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker unveils the debut album from his JARV IS project - a band formed with Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Jason Buckle and Adam Betts. Following the great reception last summer for its debut single ‘Must I Evolve’, Beyond The Pale marks a return to form for one of British indie’s most iconic figures.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

HAIM
Women In Music Pt. III

Following a steady stream of teaser singles that began last summer, the mighty Haim announce their third studio album, boasting the tongue-in-cheek title of Women In Music Pt. III. The sisters Haim have been working on their new project for nearly two years, and it ought to be a highly melodic and stylish affair. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lauv
How I'm Feeling

So Lauv (Latvian for 'lion' apparently) has proved pretty popular as a producer and songwriter for hire. To date he has mainly worked behind the scenes on the work of other artists but How I'm Feeling is his first full length as a solo artist. The little men on the sleeve all form a facet of Lauv's personality on an album with a credit listing so complex that you'll get a headache.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Banoffee
Look At Us Now Dad

Banoffee hails from Melbourne and lives in Los Angeles. She has toured in support of Taylor Swift and as part of Charli XCX’s entourage. Now she’s bringing her own special brand of freak-pop from the underground to the mainstream. Look At Us Now Dad features collaborations with SOPHIE, Empress Of, Cupcakke & Umru and was co-produced by Banoffee and Yves Rothman.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Øyvind Holm
After The Bees

Beeeeeeeees. Bzzzzzzzzzzz. Oyving Holm was once in the rather great '90s psych pop lot Dipsomaniacs but these days is probably better known as a member of Americana band Sugarfoot. After the Bees his his attempt to explore the more melodic side of his songwriting with hints of the old psychedelic stuff but with a more straightforward hooky rock/pop dynamic. Buy it for the honey  - or just as a gift. 

The Lemon Twigs
Songs For The General Public

Songs For The General Public is the third album from ‘70s obsessed sibling duo The Lemon Twigs. Their previous albums have been clearly influenced by Todd Rundgren. Their 2016 debut album earned them fans such as Elton John, The Roots drummer Questlove and American indie guitarist Jack Antonaoff. Foxygen, a similarly odd duo, also count themselves among their fans.
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The Human League
Octopus

Octopus was the 7th album by Sheffield synth-pop pioneers Human League. It was originally released in 1995. It is the first album by the band as the trio of Phil Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley.  Here we have a 25th anniversary reissue available on LP or 2CD, the latter format includes a bunch of bonus tracks.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

U.S. Girls
Heavy Light

Heavy Light is the 7th album by U.S. Girls, the versatile musical project of Meg Remy. It follows up her massively critically acclaimed 2018 album, A Poem Unlimited. Remy’s work has often concentrated on other characters of her making, on Heavy Light she focuses on herself and the value of hindsight. The album was co-written by Basia Bulat and Rich Morel and recorded live using no less than 20 musicians.
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  • 4AD

Caroline Rose
Superstar

On the cover to her last album Caroline Rose was pictured in a tracksuit with her mouth literally full to the brim with cigarettes. This one is totally different. which begs the question what would any artist have done before David Bowie or Madonna eh? Anyway on her second album Ms Rose makes an album even bigger and even badder and more glittery than her last one as she tries to find out what happens when fame and fortune fade. It would be unkind perhaps to suggest she will find out for herself soon enough.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pink Gloves
Los Angeles

Out on Italian's Do It Better is this latest missive from Prague's Petr Pliska as Pink Gloves. He peddles a form of melancholic synth pop which channels Junior Boys and Chromatics (Johnny Jewel produces here) and sees him cover the Robyn classic Dancing On My Own. Electronic pop for the lonely and the heartbroken. 
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Embrace
If You've Never Been

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 2001’s tender and underrated If You’ve Never Been. While it delivered two UK Top Forty hits in ‘Wonder’ and ‘Make It Last’, it flopped commercially and spelled the end of the band… for a while... 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Juniore
Un Deux Trois

French ‘60s influenced indie-pop three-piece Juniore have been described as a cross between Cat Power and Françoise Hardy. Un Deux Trois is the band’s second album. It follows their highly regarded 2017 debut, Ouh là là. The band are led by Anna Jean whose dad just happens to be Nobel Prize winning author, J. M. G. Le Clézio.

The Springfields
Singles 1986-1991

During the late Eighties and early Nineties, Ric Menck and Paul Chastain became central players in the American indie-pop scene, playing in groups such as Velvet Crush, Bag O’ Shells and Choo Choo Train. Their most popular and well-loved guise, however, was The Springfields. Singles 1986-1991 collects the five glorious power-pop singles they released on various labels, adding a bonus track. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Wedding Present
Going, Going…

Could you have ever imagined that in 2016 there'd be a new Wedding Present album? They have seemingly been content to rest on their nostalgia laurels over the past few years but they show that there is some fire still there with this 20 track album of linked songs which begins with four instrumentals.  "Some things just don't change" sings David Gedge on 'Bear' and he's still wittering on about break ups and relationships and stuff like that but there's nothing here that suggests that this won't appeal to long term fans. 

Caroline Polachek
Pang

She may just look like any old person soaking wet climbing up a rope ladder but she is Caroline Polachek and you may know her as the lead singer of Chairlift. Following the success of that band she's already tried her hand at a few side projects and written for Beyonce no less but now is the time for her debut solo album to be unleashed.  We;re expecting idiosyncratic vocals and washes of sonically enthralling synth textures. This is sure to be hugely anticipated. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Drab City
Good Songs For Bad People

Drab City are newly signed to former Cocteau Twin, Simon Raymonde’s Bella Union label. Good Songs For Bad People is their debut album. It combines the sounds of the classic David Axelrod albums, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience with dub, hip-hop, dream-pop and jazz. Lyrically, themes such as love, alienation and revenge dominate.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Depeche Mode
SPiRiTS In The Forest

Containing full audio and visual recordings of their July 2018 shows in Berlin, which rounded off their exhaustive Global Spirit Tour behind their most recent album Spirit, Anton Corbijn’s absorbing Depeche Mode documentary film SPiRiTS In The Forest - originally released in November 2019 - gets a deluxe 2xCD / 2xBlu-Ray release. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Moscoman
Time Slips Away

Moscoman is the music-making moniker of Chen Moscovici. He makes house, acid, techno, dark disco and synth music that comes with indie / alternative sensibilities. Time Slips Away is his second album and features guest appearances from Teleman’s Tom Sanders, Wooze, Niki Kini, Vanity Fairy and Nuphar. On Moshi Moshi.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Orielles
Disco Volador

Written and recorded in double-quick time to strike while the iron’s still hot following the success of last year’s debut Silver Dollar Moment, The Orielles return with their sophomore album. Inspired by their time on the road, Disco Volador benefits from the addition of a fourth member on keyboards and the drones and delays brought to the mix by producer Marta Salogni. It should be another triumph for a band who’ve marked themselves out as one of the country’s finest newcomers. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tiny Star
EP

Tiny Star is a band formed by members of jazz band The Blasting Company. The idea for Tiny Star has been in the works for some 6 years now and goes back their time recording the soundtrack to the TV series Over The Garden Wall. The creator and illustrator of which have contributed the artwork to this project. What we have here is not jazz, however. Its five slices of catchy synth pop.
  • Vinyl 12" (DWO29)
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Grizzly Bear
Horn of Plenty

Horn of Plenty was the debut Grizzly Bear album released in 2005 but at that stage Grizzly Bear was really just the bedroom recordings of Ed Droste assisted by the aptly named Chris Bear. They've come a long way since then but listening to the origins of the project is always fascinating. This new edition comes with a digital download for the full album plus a remix album featuring Ariel Pink and Efterklang amongst others.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Proper Ornaments
Mission Bells

Mission Bells by The Proper Ornaments comes a mere 9 months after their last long-player 6 Lenins. Musically they are tweaking their Velvet Underground-influenced formula by adding a Moog and electronics to their sound. The band are led by James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting. Mission Bells is their 5th album.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sink Ya Teeth
Two

If you frequented the New York clubs Danceteria or Paradise Garage in the early ‘80s then the vibes laid down on Two by Norfolk duo Sink Ya Teeth will bring back some nostalgic feelings. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s unlikely many of you did frequent those clubs, but if you want a blend of melancholic deep house, post punk and joyous disco then this could well be the album for you.

Brooke Bentham
Everyday Nothing

Everyday Nothing is the debut album by 23 year old singer / songwriter Brooke Bentham. The album is produced by Bill Ryder-Jones who rates her so highly as a lyricist he has compared her to Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, Michael Head of Shack and his old band mate from The Coral, James Skelly. He only has one worry for her which is that her exceptional voice may distract from her excellent observational lyrics.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jim Noir
A.M Jazz

Now apparently feeling 100 years old although he’s only 37, Manchester singer / songwriter Jim Noir releases his first album in 5 years, A.M. Jazz. You may remember Jim, real name Alan Roberts, from his success in the late ‘00s with The Beatles sampling song My Patch, other catchy Beatles-esque pop and for wearing a bowler hat. He’s chucked away the hat now and replaced it with a pair of slippers. You can judge the affect this has on his music by clicking 'add to cart'.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Close Lobsters
Post Neo Anti (Arte Povera In The Forest Of Symbols)

As absolutely incredible it is to have Close Lobsters back I'm not feeling that artwork... and the title is certainly a mouthful but it's the sounds inside that count. The band first came to prominence on the legendary C86 album and their jangly indie-pop went down well on both sides of the atlantic ocean. There have been reformations over the years but (deep breath) Post Neo Anti (Arte Povera In The Forest Of Symbols) is their first album since 2009. 

The Just Joans
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of The Just Joans

Scottish indie-pop band The Just Joans return with The Private Memoirs and Confessions of The Just Joans. The album title is a play on the title of a Gothic horror novel by Scottish writer James Hogg. The band are led by brother and sister David and Katie Pope whose dual vocals give their music a certain beauty. They have been described as a cross between The Magnetic Fields and The Vaselines.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Prefab Sprout
Jordan: The Comeback

Part of a wider re-issue campaign co-ordinated by Sony with the band’s Paddy and Martin McAloon, Prefab Sprout are repackaging their 1990 fifth album Jordan: The Comeback - and, significantly, it’s the first time it’s been released internationally on vinyl. The album arguably represented the group’s most successful attempt to embrace different sounds into their modernist pop aesthetic. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

HOLY
Ryder

HOLY (his capitalisation) is the solo project of Stockholm's Hannes Ferm. Previous work has been upbeat glam-influenced psych but using the adage less is more, Ferm has stripped things back somewhat on his third album to create a glistening low key synth record full of ear snagging melodies. Kitchen sink not included.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kevin Krauter
Full Hand

The second album from the Indiana singer-songwriter Kevin Krauter sees the artist explore his childhood and religious upbringing to discover what makes him tick in adulthood. A navel-gazing project for sure but one which has spiritual and poetic results particularly in Krauter's soaring falsetto. A record to languish in and one to soothe both artist and listener. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Secret Sisters
Saturn Return

Harmonic sisters the Secret Sisters return with their fourth album Saturn Return. They've had a topsy turvy career having been nominated for a Grammy and faced bankruptcy but have overcome everything on an album where they try to make a positive impact on a negative world empowering women like themselves to be strong and inclusive. Lovely close harmony pop compared to the Everly Brothers and the Andrews Sisters. 

Heart Bones
Hot Dish

Heart Bones is a new collaboration between former A Giant Dog star Sabrina Ellis and a certain Sean Tillmann, whom those with long memories will recall is the real name of early Noughties independent figurehead Har Mar Superstar. Hot Dish sees the two friends explore their mutual love of classic male/female duos from pop history and forge their influences into new compositions.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cold Beat
Mother

San Franciscan alternative outfit Cold Beat deliver their debut for James Murphy’s prestigious DFA label with their fifth studio album Mother. Aptly titled, as lead singer Hannah Lew (ex-Grass Widow) was pregnant during its creation, she and Kyle King have never sounded as united in common cause as they are here, thematically concerned with sustainability and survival. 
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  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Phantom Posse
Forever Underground

Described as a post-internet collaborative project (though we weren't aware the internet had finished) Phantom Posse is the work of Eric Littmann - a computational biology expert who has worked with the likes of Julia Byrne and Emily Yacina. It is an album of chamber synth that draws inspiration from New York City graffiti artists and Littmann's own science work. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ashnikko
Hi, It's Me

Modern pop from Ashnikko who is the definition of a modern pop person. She's a sexually liberated American-British-Latvian who doesn't give a flying hoot. She grew up on a weird mix of country, hip-hop and Slipknot and has channeled all three into a kind lo-fi anthemic electronic pop. This is her third EP featuring the song Stupid that did really well on tick tock. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

King Krule
Man Alive!

Archy Marshall has already proved himself as a unique British voice with previous albums 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and The Ooz under his King Krule moniker and here the baby-faced crooner returns with his third album. Once again it is a sonically fascinating work full of scope and ambition and with his trademark yelp belting out corrosive words.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sandy (Alex G)
Live at Third Man Records

Sandy (Alex G)'s last album 'Rocket' was just superb. A favourite here for both home and office so it's nice that he got invited to play hits from that and his other albums live at Third Man. Not only that it got recorded and now unleashed for his adoring fans. Listen to his lovely songs being played live and just imagine for a second that you were there. 
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Various
Stolen 6


  • CD (SR048)
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The Weeknd
After Hours

Supported by two singles released at the end of last year (‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless’), R&B megastar Abel Tesfaye unveils his fourth studio album as The Weeknd. It’s also his first full-length in nearly four years, with After Hours having been teased for the best part of 18 months at this point, following the brief pleasures of 2018’s EP My Dear Melancholy,. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kiwi jr.
Football Money

Hitting the sweet spot between Jonathan Richman and English Invasion-era Sixties pop, then crossing it with literate, bookish Eighties indie references, Toronto-based Kiwi Jr. present their first full-length album Football Money. Concerned with the cost of modern living and the anxiety of irregular employment opportunities, it’s a snappy half-hour of jangling punk-pop. 

Choir Boys
Gathering Swans

Choir Boys are an indie pop band from Salt Lake City, Utah. They are absolutely not to be confused with English chorister boy band The Choirboys, of for that matter English rockers The Quireboys, known for their 1990 smash hit ‘Hey You’, or even Australian hard rock band The Choirboys. I know, it’s a minefield, right? Gathering Swans is their sophomore album which features tear-inducing melodies and songs that will demand repeated listens. Oh, and there’s also a Christian vocal group known as Choir Boyz.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sparks
A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

Approaching their 50th anniversary as a creative force, the legendary art-pop group Sparks, fronted by Ron and Russell Mael, present their 24th studio album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip ahead of another European tour later in 2020. Following the Top Ten success of previous album Hippopotamus three years ago, it’s great to see new generations discovering a group that’s traditionally been unfairly dismissed. 
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pictish Trail
Thumb World

Scottish producer Johnny Lynch prepares the release of his eighth album as Pictish Trail, following four years on from his Scottish Album of the Year-winning Future Echoes. Probably his weirdest and most collaborative work yet, Thumb World was forged alongside visual artist Swatpaz, a process that had them both imagining that the music was taking place in a retro ‘80s arcade game world. 
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP558X)
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  • Indies-only
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Spinning Coin
Hyacinth

Hyacinth is the second album by highly regarded Scottish indie band Spinning Coin. The band have relocated from Glasgow to Berlin and recruited Rachel Taylor, replacing Cal Donnelly on bass, since their last album - 2017’s rather marvellous Permo. Some things never change though, and like everything else they’ve released, this is on The Pastel’s Geographic label - an endorsement of quality.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Best Coast
Always Tomorrow

A decade after they first emerged with their fuzzy, charmingly retro guitar-pop, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno present their fourth Best Coast album, and first in nearly five years. Produced by Carlos de la Garza and Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Always Tomorrow sees them faithfully exploring classic rock and pop influences once again. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

santpoort
the art of being empty

the art of being empty is the debut studio album from Dutch-born, Melbourne-based bedroom artist Julien Mier, who records under the moniker santpoort. Constructed through meticulous beats and Mier’s psychedelic and slightly twee vocals, his first effort is one for getting deliciously lost inside. 
  • Vinyl LP (FOF181LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Masumi Hara
4 X A Dream

Introduced with inebriated guitars and quirky vocals, '4 X A Dream' is the wonky exploration from Japanese multi-media pioneer Masumi Hara. Having originally landed way back in 1984, This reissue presents a chance to re-discover this curious and colourful mashup of various genres, styles, mood and ideas.

Hockey Dad
Brain Candy

Australian duo Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson return with their third full-length Hockey Dad album Brain Candy. Produced yet again by the esteemed John Goodmanson, the band serve up more raucous, irreverent jangly surf-pop goodness, successfully capturing the energy and essence of their live shows. 
  • Vinyl LP (4050538565362)
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  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Peggy Sue
Vices

Not the subject of that Buddy Holly song but the fourth album from the London based duo. They blend the classic songwriting nous of the 60s Brill Building lot with the amped up fuzz of '90s stalwarts such as Blur and the Breeders. Lyrically they drench their harmonies around tales of love and loss. Simples. But effective. 

Allie X
Cape God

Canadian singer Allie X says her influences stretch as far and wide as Arthur Russell, Celine Dion and Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh and diverge all sorts of places in between. Cape God is her second album and follow-up to 2017’s CollXtion II. An HBO documentary about drug abuse called ‘Heroin: Cape Cod’ inspired the album. Despite her never having done or planning to do heroin, she related to the subjects as it reminded her of when she had been in and out of hospital in her adolescence. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Primitives
Thru The Flowers

A first ever 7” vinyl release for ‘Thru The Flowers’, the classic debut single from Coventry indie-popsters The Primitives. While it didn’t chart, it helped launch the group’s career by establishing their sound. This version is the original 1986 recording, not the subsequent re-recording that often appears on the band’s compilations, and includes a postcard and poster. 
  • Vinyl 7" (ON203)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Saint DX
SDX

Billed as a ‘mini-LP’, SDX is the first musical statement of length by the immensely promising Saint DX, the recording moniker of singer Aurélien Hamm. Influenced by the Buddhist beliefs of his parents and the sensual R&B and hip-hop of artists from Prince to Kanye, the nine-track album follows Saint DX’s three excellent singles over the last year and a half. 
  • Vinyl LP (BEC5650490)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Even As We Speak
Blue Suburban Skies

The second single from long-running Sydney-based indie band Even As We Speak in late 1987, ‘Blue Suburban Skies’ became better known when bundled up with the ‘Goes So Slow’ single in 1990 to make a five-track EP on the famous Sarah Records. The original recording, with a cover of New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ on the reverse, now gets a 7” single re-issue via the Optic Sevens series. 

Blake Mills
Blake Mills

I hadn't even heard of Blake Mills despite this album ten years old (and therefore ripe for re-issue) but turns out he was in the Americana band Dawes and has produced anything from Laura Marling to Alabama Shakes. This was his debut album and was only initially available in a limited run and so this will be the first time it has been available to many listeners. Eric Clapton has called him 'phenomenal' but please don't let that put you off. 

Molly Nilsson
Follow The Light

Molly Nilsson’s second album Follow The Light was originally released as a CDr in 2010, copies of which are now, of course, extremely scarce. But this slice of Stockholm-via-Berlin pop deserves to be enjoyed widely, which makes this Night School reissue on CD and (for the first time) vinyl) extremely welcome.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Normal
Warm Leatherette/ T.V.O.D.

You may already be familiar with the story behind The Normal’s only single, but let’s go through it once again for good measure. Daniel Miller set up Mute Records in 1978 with the intention of releasing two tracks he’d made on his own with a Korg synthesiser. ‘T.V.O.D.’ and ‘Warm Leatherette’ were weird, dystopian and darkly sexy tunes. Minimal wave was born and Miller had changed the course of post-punk. He’d also started up one of the most successful British labels of the 21st Century.

Summer Camp
Romantic Comedy

Moshi Moshi presents the long-awaited fifth studio album from indie-popsters Summer Camp. With multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Warmsley returning from his solo projects last year, Romantic Comedy is designed as a soundtrack to a film of the same name by his bandmate Elizabeth Sankey, and comes out on Valentine’s Day. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

FKA twigs
EP2

This is the one innit? The much sought- after EP that continued the road from the debut 'EP1' to the recent album everyone's banging on about. Liking this better than the album, its dark and ethereal dubstep and twisted R&B. Sorta scary. Anyway this is a re-press of a record you could buy absolutely nowhere in recent months. Get it before it goes again.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sam Smith
To Die For

To Die For is the third album by Sam Smith. On this album, they have gone for an acoustic, soulful, pop sound, with fewer ballads. Smith feels that they have been given permission by the fans to do this following a positive reception to their new songs. The album includes collaborations with Calvin Harris and Normani along with a cover of the Donna Summer / Giorgio Moroder classic, I Feel Love.
  • Vinyl Double LP (0866867)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Surfer Blood
Carefree Theatre

Surfer Blood’s career has been punctuated by tragedy and some, what can only be described as, bloody stupid behaiviour. They released an impressive debut in 2010, Astro Coast, which earned them support slots with Les Savy Fav and Pixies and have gone on to record a further four albums. Now we have Carefree Theatre, recorded in their hometown of Kanine, Florida. The emphasis is on short and poppy songs.
  • Vinyl LP (KR241LPC1)
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The Pooh Sticks
The Pooh Sticks 7” Box Set

This is an expanded edition of a now very rare box set released by Fierce back in 1988. This new version features five different coloured 7” singles recorded by Swansea indie-poppers The Pooh Sticks from 1988, which every A-side this time coming with its corresponding B-side, plus a 24-page booklet. 
  • Vinyl 7" box set (OPT4025)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Alice Hubble
Polarlichter

The debut album from London-based composer and synthesiser enthusiast Alice Hubley - who records under the spacey-themed name Alice Hubble. Polarlichter, released on the Happy Robots label, takes inspiration from the whole history of electronic music, from modern acts like Jon Hopkins all the way back to Delia Derbyshire. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop