Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Prefab Sprout
Protest Songs

Protest Songs was the fourth album by County Durham’s pop royalty, Prefab Sprout. It was originally released in 1989 as the follow-up to their hit-filled classic, From Langley Park To Memphis and predecessor to Jordan: The Comeback. It was, however, recorded in 1985 shortly after the band’s second album, Steve McQueen, which is why, artistically, it has more in common with that than the albums either side of it. Nevertheless it is classic piece of the Prefab Sprout discography.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Tunng
Songs You Make At Night

Rather like The Great Conjunction in The Dark Crystal, Tunng’s shifting personnel have aligned once again, for the first time in many years, just as they were at the outset.. I remember them back in 2007 as shaggy-haired, semi-electronic Brit-folksters, but something’s definitely happened in the intervening years. This one sounds more like catchy psychedelic electro-pop and dance. Fab.

Holy Fuck
Deleter

Deleter is the fifth album by Canadian Electronica band with the naughty name, Holy Fuck.The album goes from reletively minimal sounds to rapturous crescendo via krautrock’s motorik beats to deep house. Features guest performances from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Angus Andrew of Liars and Nick Allbrook from Aussie band Pond.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Seablite
Grass Stains and Novocaine

The front cover of Grass Stains and Novocaine by San Francisco’s Seablite instantly conjures up images album covers by ‘90s shoegaze / indie-pop bands. To listen to them, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were a '90s indie pop / shoegaze band. If that’s your kinda thing, then you’ll love this. 
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Smoke Fairies
Darkness Brings The Wonders Home

Smoke Fairies are back with Darkness Brings The Wonders Home - their first album in five years. The starting point was the woodsy folk of their debut Through Low Light And Trees. They found their performances had a new boldness, however. This coupled with some exciting visits to a guitar shop near producer Phil Ek’s studio meant more guitars and new sounds were added to that sound. 

Oh Wonder
No One Else Can Wear Your Crown

Having started life five years ago as a bedroom project with the aim of uploading a track each month to SoundCloud, London-based alt-pop duo Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht - better known as Oh Wonder - have found major label success and international tours and taken those achievements in their stride. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is their third studio album, and seeks to add new elements to their sound. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

HMLTD
West of Eden

HMLTD are a rock band based in London who take their influences from David Bowie, Sparks and the New Romantic era. Their sound is guitar based, fused with elements of EDM and experimental pop. They have been likened to The Prodigy and Peaches, among others. West of Eden is their debut album. They may well be pretty big in 2020.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ásgeir
Sátt

Sátt is the new album by Icelandic singer / songwriter, Ásgeir. It is his fourth album and the Icelandic language version of Bury The Moon. Asgeir is undoubtedly a talent - a multi instrumentalist with a voice to die for and the ability the write a cracking song. The single, Youth, co-written with his father is quite the statement of his talent.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ásgeir
Bury The Moon

Bury The Moon is the fourth album by Icelandic singer /  songwriter, Ásgeir. His earlier work was rooted in folk music, and this album finds him returning there. His dad, a respected poet, helped him write the lead single, Youth, which is central to the album. A tenderly fingerpicked song that grows beautifully about growing up in Iceland, anxiety free and being very happy. Listeners will be drawn in by his voice and ear for melody.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Wild Nothing
Laughing Gas

Multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist Jack Tatum begins a new decade with a new Wild Nothing EP. Laughing Gas is the latest edition to a highly acclaimed discography which on his last album, Indigo, saw elements of classic ‘80s bands (Cure, New Order, etc) coming through. The five tracks on offer here were recorded during the same sessions.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Clairo
Immunity

A couple of years ago, Clairo announced herself with the home-recorded track, Pretty Girl. Since the song’s massive success, she has purposely faded from view to concentrate on making music that will stand the test of time. Her album,  Immunity, is the result. It was co-produced with Rostrum Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Spook School
Try To Be Hopeful

Another joyous queer punk outing from The Spook School. Following their critically acclaimed debut, Try To Be Hopeful is a high-quality blend of lo-fi guitar crunch, sizzling pop melodies and intelligent lyrics about sexuality, identity and having a good time. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Fortuna POP!
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Nadine Shah
Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink is the fourth album from critically acclaimed singer / songwriter Nadine Shah. It is the follow-up to her Mercury Music Prize nominated album Holiday Destination. The album contains her usual brave approach to songwriting and unflinching social commentary, but is tempered, this time, with a certain playfulness. Ben Hillier is in the producer’s chair once again.
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Isobel Campbell
There Is No Other...

Isobel Campbell started out in Belle & Sebastian before recording under the name The Gentle Waves. She has also released three critically acclaimed albums with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees. Her new solo album, There Is No Other… has been a while in coming, but Campbell says she likes to take her time and do things properly. The speed that the world is moving makes her want to take more time over the things she loves. 

Pet Shop Boys
Monkey Business

Following the Years & Years-featuring ‘Dreamland’ and ‘Burning The Heather’, Pet Shop Boys trail the release of their upcoming 14th studio album Hotspot with its third single ‘Monkey Business’. Features a radio edit of the track, remixes from Friend Within and Prins Thomas, plus exclusive B-side ‘At Rock Bottom’. 
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Crayon Fields
All The Pleasures of The World

Deluxe re-issue of an album this particular fan of '60s inspired baroque pop hasn't heard but would like to That's because Australian experts Crayon Fields take their inspiration from the flowery likes of the Zombies and the Left Banke to emerge with a melodic indie classic. Out of print for nearly ten years, this re-issue contains a slew of unreleased tracks as a digital bonus.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Hamerkop
Remote

Hamerkop is a duo made up of New Zealander Annabel Alpers, known for being in the group Bachelorette and Adam Cooke, a drummer and studio engineer from Baltimore who has worked with Beach House, Wye Oak and Future Islands. Remote is a collection of songs, made from field recordings, synths and tight, minimal drumming, about the mundanity of life that are put together so well they become incredibly engaging. Swooning and cosy all at once.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Twang
It Feels Like (You're Wasting My Time) / Tinseltown In The Rain

Birmingham’s favourite indie sons, The Twang, digitally released four singles taken from their If Confronted Just Go Mad album. Rather than just having them floating around in the ether, they are making solid, holdable product out of them as two ltd 7” singles. Here we have the double A sided It Feels Like (You're Wasting My Time) / Tinseltown In The Rain. Buy ‘em and wear ‘em out or buy ‘em and keep ‘em in pristine condition - the choice is yours!

The Cardigans
Super Extra Gravity

As things stand, Super Extra Gravity, is the 6th and last album by The Cardigans. It was released in 2005. The band are back together and touring, so who know what might happen in the future. It features the wonderfully titled single, I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need To Be Nicer. 180g vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve on Polydor.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Hatchie
Keepsake

Hatchie is the stage name of Brisbane songwriter Harriette Pilbeam so you can sort of see why she's not using her birth name for this project. This is her debut album after an earlier well received EP. She uses a varied sonic palette with synthpop, ethereal guitars, industrial textures and new wave all featuring leading to a powerful sound that is already gaining her lots of plaudits.   

Girl One And The Grease Guns
The Shatterproof Man

Weirdo group Girl One And The Grease Guns have set themselves a bunch of rules: anonymity, no live shows, a series of seven 7”s and no more… Exciting eh? The Shatterproof Man is bright and fun electro-pop on the A side, and dark clanking industrial ambience on the B side. Clear vinyl, with a bonus 3-track CD for early orders.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Girl One And The Grease Guns
Transmissions From The Glass Factory - Part 1

Though they promised to split up last year, Girl One And the Grease Guns haven't gone against their word exactly but instead of making another album they are concentrating on doing one sided 12"s rather like those you got in the old acid house days. Instead you get two more examples of their catchy electronic pop ready and willing to be played at the discotheque. More of these coming too...so collect the set.     
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Destroyer
Have We Met

Nice sleeve art. Looks like Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar) is heading down the eccentric path on his thirteenth album which comprises of recordings culled from home brainstorming sessions and stuff recorded in his kitchen. The music was then worked on and remixed and only finished when collaborator John Collins had to go help his wife give birth. Stream of consciousness stuff from an artist refusing to rest on any kind of laurel.     

Chromatics
Closer To Grey

David Lynch’s favourites Chromatics took their fans by surprise a month or so ago with the release of their first new album in seven years. Keeping their signature minimalistic synth-pop sound intact, Closer To Grey now arrives boasting resplendent covers of Simon & Garfunkel (‘The Sound of Silence’) and the Jesus & Mary Chain (‘On The Wall’). 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Automatic
Calling It

Absolutely not to be confused with the Welsh band that recorded every 3 year-old's favourite song, 'Monster', Automatic are a three-piece from Los Angeles who play electronic post-punk. Fans of Savages, Suicide, Neu and Broadcast should check out their debut 7”, 'Calling It'. It is backed with a version of Leeds band Delta 5’s oft covered 'Mind Your Own Business'. It was recorded by Joo-Joo Ashworth from Californian indie rockers, Froth.

Polly Scattergood
In This Moment

English singer / songwriter Polly Scattergood follows her collaboration with Maps, under the name onDeadWaves, with her fourth album, In This Moment. Here, she has gone for widescreen, raw and powerful production, balanced with moments of delicate tranquillity. She traverses subjects such as becoming a mother, joy and grief and reflects on the effects they’ve had on her over time.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Braids
Shadow Offering

Canadian art-rock favourites Braids announce their first studio album in half a decade. Having spent nearly three years recording and tweaking it with the help of former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla, Shadow Offering is arguably the band’s most ambitious and sonically diverse album yet. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Frances Quinlan
Likewise

Frances Quinlan is the front woman of american indie band Hop Along, although she is already a well established solo artist. Likewise is her latest album and sees her experimenting with synths and using fewer guitars than she usually might. Her voice and heartfelt delivery doesn’t change though, so fans will still delight in this new record.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Okay Kaya
Watch This Liquid Pour Itself

British singer and frequent King Krule collaborator Kaya Wilkins presents her sophomore album under her solo Okay Kaya. Out in late January 2020 via Jagjaguwar, Watch This Liquid Pour has been described as “Sade for nihilists” - an accurate description of her melancholy, gauzy bedroom-soul. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

POLIÇA
When We Stay Alive

Poliça’s fourth studio record When We Stay Alive was forged in the face of practical adversity, after lead singer Channy Leaneagh suffered a serious back injury after falling off her roof clearing ice around 18 months ago. The regular Poliça sound is intact, but the record is much richer, and features contributions from a wide range of fellow musicians, from The National’s Aaron Dessner to Bon Iver. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Canter
Returning To The Same Place

On Returning To The Same Place, Canter employ all those musical genres and production techniques synonymous with alternative music in the early ‘80s - synth pop, electronic rock, dark wave and post-punk. They even throw in a bit of Krautrock for good measure. If you didn’t know better, you’d assume this was recorded sometime between 1979 and 1983. 
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Dan Deacon
Mystic Familiar

Since 2015’s Glass Riffer album, Baltimore’s electronic maestro Dan Deacon has been throwing his whole self into other projects such as soundtracks for Rat Film and Time Trial. He did, however, keep nipping back to his day job of making his music. The songs on Mystic Familiar were formed over this time, and whilst he was returning to what he knows best, the experiences have fed into him expanding his sound on this record. 

Hazel English
Wake UP!

Produced under the aegis of big names such as Ben H. Allen III and Justin Raisen, Wake UP! is the debut album from Californian newcomer Hazel English. Judging by the quality of lead-off single ‘Shaking’, the record ought to be a dazzling mixture of Sixties-influenced psychedelic rock and etheral dream-pop. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Psychemagik
I Feel How This Night Should Look

Psychemagik have existed for some time now and have mostly been known for remixing some pretty big names including Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Metronomy. They have been stewing over this album for some time now recording bits of this here and there inviting a slew of guests along for the ride. The result is a diverse and well crafted collection where categorisation is difficult with nods to acid, dance, soft rock, jazz and balearic music all combining to make an eclectic whole.  
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ben Watt
Storm Damage

New album from Mr Tracey Thorn as he eschews the organic sound of his previous two solo LPs with a much more bold and out there sonic experimentation. Remember that Ben Watt was producing electronic work in the latter days of Everything But the Girl and here he creates a unique trio of piano, double bass and drum kit to play songs inspired both by personal and political upheaval. Low's Alan Sparhawk guests.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jorja Chalmers
Human Again

Bryan Ferry is still quite the old charmer at the ripe old age of 77. When Jorja Chalmers moved to the UK from Australia and started performing old twinkle trousers saw her and invited her to join his band. Her debut Human Again was made in those times on tour when Ferry wasn't swanning about and she set about making some art rock in the style of David Bowie and Ferry's old nemesis Brian Eno. Produced by none other than Johnny Jewel this should appeal to fans of the  likes of John Carpenter and of course Chromatics.  

Neneh Cherry
Raw Like Sushi

Raw Like Sushi, the debut album by Neneh Cherry, was originally released 30 years ago. Here we have a deluxe expanded reissue. It included the massive hits Buffalo Stance and Manchild. Contributors to the album included 3D and Mushroom from Massive Attack and, looking very relaxed, on vibes, Nellee Hooper.

Blossoms
Foolish Loving Spaces

As a 'celebration of love' in all its guises, Blossoms return with their most mature offering to date - 'Foolish Loving Spaces'. As the five-piece's fifth album, tracks are characterised by their trademark harmonies between intertwining arcade synths and twitchy guitars. Highly anticipated stuff from one of biggest modern day indie wave-makers.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Gentle Stranger
Love and Unlearn

Consisting of a rotating line-up that’s also elastic in number, Gentle Stranger present their debut album Love and Unlearn. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio over the space of just a week, and the music sounds raw and spontaneous despite the careful planning and attention to detail from the band. 
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Gengahr
Sanctuary

Since they emerged in the middle of this decade, Gengahr have been one of the more slow-burning bands of the British guitar scene, their understated and gently melodic sound outlasting many other Next Big Things. Sanctuary, their third album, brings in Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman on production, and promises their most fully-fleshed sound so far. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pia Fraus
Empty Parks

Estonian shoegazers Pia Fraus return with Empty Parks. It is an album that sees them welcoming two former members of the band back to the fold in drummer Joosep Volk and Kristel Eplik on backing vocals. The band add a bit of tension to their otherwise bright outlook here, but it’s perfectly balanced. Aided by John McEntyre in the producer’s chair who, alongside his role in Tortoise, has probably worked with one of your favourite bands at some point.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Monochrome Set
Little Noises 1990-1995

The Monochrome Set have always been prolific - spewing out albums at a rate of knots that put other bands to shame. They are best known for their early '80s records but after a split in 1986 the band reformed in 1990 and released five new albums over the next five years. This lesser known era of the band is perfectly captured on this 5CD set which presents each album plus a grab bag of bonus tracks. 
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Marc Almond
Chaos and a Dancing Star

Former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond delivers his 26th solo album Chaos and a Dancing Star. It sees him join forces once again with producer/pianist Chris Braide, who worked with him five years back on The Velvet Trail, and the record’s themes deal with hope surviving amid darkness and depression. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Super Furry Animals
Radiator (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Following on from the hugely successful 20th anniversary re-issue of their debut 'Fuzzy Logic' comes this expanded version of the follow up 'Radiator'.The 2CD and download versions contain B sides, alternate versions and unreleased demos whilst the original album appears on the vinyl remastered for 2017 ears. 
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  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Sarah Mary Chadwick
Please Daddy

New Zealand singer / songwriter Sarah Mary Chadwick returns with Please Daddy. It is the follow up to her critically lauded 2018 live album The Queen Who Stole The Sky. That album was filled with heartbreaking catharsis. Please Daddy is an album written after a lifetime of pain - and she wrings every last drop out of herself on these raw, powerful songs.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Twang
Everytime / Dream

So you downloaded the four singles from The Twang’s If Confronted Just Go Mad album, but that’s not good enough, you need a physical product you can hug and kiss, right? Well, luck you - the Birmingham indie band are releasing them as two limited 7” singles. Here we have the double A sided Everytime / Dream to have and to hold, forever and ever. 

Pet Shop Boys
Hotspot

Unlucky for some, but lucky for you - Pet Shop Boys fourteenth album, Hotspot is here. It includes the single Dreamland which features Years & Years - a band that probably wouldn’t exist at all if it wasn’t for the Godfathers of chart friendly synth pop. Judging by the single, the duo are still capable of knocking out a decent tune too.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Chris Lilley
The Fuck Song / Sweet Valley Remix

Comedian Chris Lilley first appeared in the UK in high school spoof Summer Heights High. Now he has a show on Netflix called Lunatics. The Fuck Song is a kind of Beastie Boys pastiche, sung by his character Gavin McGregor and is taken from the show. The B-side is remixed by Sweet Valley - the duo made up from Wavves bloke Nathan Williams and his brother Joel from the band Roshi’s Garden. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Lovely Eggs
This Is Our Nowhere

The Lovely Eggs have perfected the DIY punk aesthetic over the course of a clutch of singles, two EPs and three albums. Their new album, This is Our Nowhere, consolidates their position of not-giving-a-shit punk attitude whilst adding a touch of psychedelic nonsense. There will be a special limited edition black and white vinyl version released for Record Store Day 2015, which precedes the official release of the album.

Operating Theatre
Miss Mauger

Dublin's All City imprint have long been scouring the back alleys of Irish jazz, electronica and post-punk to find hidden gems, the latest of which is by 1980s era synth-pop act Operating Theatre. The group were short lived  - eventually signing to U2's Mother label but soon imploding. They created a fascinating take on the new wave sound of the day somewhere between pop and electronica. Singer Olwen Fouéré went on to become a Hollywood actress you know?  
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Real Estate
Real Estate

Oh this album. The first time I'd come across Real Estate. It was glued to my turntable that Pudsey spring. Its beautiful guitar work and mumbled melodies soundtracking the onset of summer. It's more fractured, more lo-fi than their later work, the laid back songs seemingly recorded in their rehearsal room on a dusky day. Essential Jersey indie pop for fans of Yo La Tengo and the Feelies.   
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Slow Readers Club
The Joy Of The Return

Manchester’s Slow Readers Club get themselves back to the recording studio following their Live From Festival No. 6 LP for their fourth album proper, The Joy Of The Return. The album was written whilst on tour, a change in method for them, which allowed more time for the songs to evolve. Rest assured, the pulsating drums, searing guitar lines and sky-reaching choruses are all present and correct.
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Johnny Jewel
Vapor

Johnny Jewel is a member of Chromatics and owns the record label Italians Do It Better. Vapor is his fourth solo album and was released in 2018. It is a collection of instrumentals that when strung together as they create a soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic world of barren landscapes and smoky skies.
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Σtella
The Break

Following a career that has, to date, seen her collaborate as a guest writer and vocalist on the Greek independent scene with the likes of Fever Kids, then release two solo albums in 2015 (Σtella) and 2017 (Works For You), The Break is the first internationally released album from Σtella, full of curious wormholes and wanderings but underpinned by classic pop melancholy. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Nicolas Godin
Concrete and Glass

Nicolas Godin is of course better known as one half of Air - the French duo, not the stuff that occasionally breaks into our concrete tower. This is his second album and features swathes of soft ambience, vocoders and lots of synths as Godin writes trademark pieces to soundtrack his favourite bits of architecture.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Supergrass
The Strange Ones: 1994-2008

A super treat for Supergrass fans. We have a best of - Strange Ones: 1994-2008 - which will be available in various formats depending on what your wallet will allow. The headliner here is the 6LP box set with their original albums on picture disc and 13CDs including the albums, unreleased live performances, radio sessions acoustic sets, remixes, B-sides, non-album singles, acoustic versions, demos, out-takes and oddities and rarities - that’s a whole lotta tunes. Alternatively, there are the essential tracks on 2LP or CD which will supply you with hit after hit.
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  • BMG

En Attendant Ana
Juillet

Julliet is the second album by French band En Attendant Ana. It is the follow-up to their 2018 debut, Lost & Found. Whilst their debut gave us a pretty good impression of their sophisticated indie-pop, this shows us ow good they really are. If you remember your GCSE french, you’ll realise that Julliet is French for July, which is, I'm told, when spring becomes summer. The band used this title as they feel that the album is also a transition into the new for them.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Coldplay
Orphans / Arabesque

With the imminent arrival of Everyday Life, Coldplay’s first album in four years, we have a two track 7” single to whet your whistles. It features two new songs - their first new songs in two years - Orphans and Arabesque. The fans are already referring to these songs masterpieces, apparently.
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

LA Priest
Gene

Off-kilter wonk-popper LA Priest (aka Sam Dust) returns with 'GENE' - a sophomore album capitalising on the knob twiddler's debut offering. The experimentalist was previously the leader of cult favourites Late of The Pier and similar sensibilities can be heard in the works of LA Priest - but with a more twisted and avant garde approach.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Gabrielle Aplin
Dear Happy

An upbeat affair informed by her experiences touring and travelling over the world, Dear Happy is the third studio album from English singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin. Ranging from intimate, piano-based ballads to arena-filling pop, the 14 tracks showcase some new sonic influences, as well as familiar ones. 
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  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Halsey
Manic

So what has happened to her eye then? Looks a right mess. People have streamed her music billions of times, she's been on the cover of things, got GRAMMY nominations and all sorts. This, her second album, sounds like a mellow Kate Perry to me but I'm sure the younger members of our office will tell me she's a brilliant subversive pop artist that I'm too old and jaded to enjoy.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Withered Hand
Ten Years

Dan ‘two Ls’ Willson rose from the Edinburgh music scene as Withered Hand in the early 2000s after plying his trade in a number of bands. He released his debut album, Good News, to great acclaim in 2009. Ten years later he revisits four tracks from the album, re-recording them with a string section for the appropriately titled EP, Ten Years.

Courteeners
More. Again. Forever.

Although they’re as much maligned as they are worshipped, Courteeners are undoubtedly one of the very last of the old-fashioned Big British Guitar Bands. In January 2020, Liam Fray and his faithful lieutenants will release their sixth studio album, with the bold but ambiguous title More. Again. Forever. 

The Big Moon
Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon made a big splash in 2017 with debut album, Love In The 4th Dimension, which contained catchy hits such as Cupid. Now they’re back with their highly anticipated sophomore album, Walking Like We Do. Their previous success shows here as they were shipped off to Atlanta to record with renowned US producer Ben Allen III. Expect big things from The Big Moon.

The Chap
Digital Technology

North London’s experimental pop band The Chap release their 7th album, Digital Technology. The word on the street is that it is their most beautiful yet. It follows their 2015 politically charged album, The Show Must Go. It features the song Pea Shore, the lyrics of which are basically a love poem to Mark E. Smith of The Fall.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Whyte Horses
Hard Times

Manchester’s Whyte Horses ply their trade in psychedelic pop. They are fronted by Dominic Thomas who also runs the reissue label Finders Keepers. They have a few highly regarded albums behind them now and Hard Times is another future classic to add to their oeuvre. Includes a cover of Plastic Bertrand’s Ca Plane Pour Moi.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

Having built up a large and dedicated fanbase over the course of four excellent albums before their hiatus in 2014, the mighty Bombay Bicycle Club will finally break their silence with their fifth LP Everything Else Has Gone Wrong in January 2020. Frontman Jack Steadman says it’s “an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of need”. With things being the way they are, I think we could all do with that. 

Nardeydey
Nardeydey

Guitarist and songwriter Shirley Tetteh AKA Nardeydey has played with various jazz bands from Domino Records’ excellent collective Nerija, to the Mercury Music Prize Nominees Seed Ensemble and Maisha, who were signed to Giles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. This self titled EP takes influences from pop, jazz, folk, afrobeat, soul, gospel and electro-pop to create some pin-neat genre-straddling songs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Double Mixte
Romance Noire

Double Mixte are a French duo of Clara Apolit & Thomas Maan, newly signed to Johnny Jewel’s Italians Do It Better label. They make music influenced by 70s French film soundtracks with evocative lyrics. Romance Noire is their new album, and because he’s the boss, Johnny Jewel produced it in his own inimitable style.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Erin Anne
Tough Love

Released a few months ago in the summer, Tough Love was the much-anticipated full-length debut album from Erin Anne, and delivered on all the promise that her early output with REGI RKT had promised in its lo-fi yet determined energy. This new edition, via Carpark Records, comes on Coke bottle green coloured vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (CAK140LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

A Girl Called Eddy
Been Around

Fifteen years after her Richard Hawley-produced debut, A Girl Called Eddy AKA Erin Moran releases her second album, Been Around. Her debut album got her some top notch support slots and a whole host of famous fans, but the follow-up seemed like it was never coming. Apart from a 2018 collaboration with FUGU under the name The Last Detail and a few appearances as a session singer with acts such as Ron Sexsmith and Super Furry Animals, She has done very little musically. You will find out that Been Around, inspired by Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Laura Nyro and Prefab Sprout has been worth the wait.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Polycool
Lemon Lord

Who wants some slightly sophisticated French synth pop? Polycool have taken influences from the likes of Metronomy and Unknown Mortal Orchestra to craft an all analogue album of vintage pop experiments that can be played out on the dancefloor or at home with headphones clamped to ear. Cool and unique they tie all this in with multimedia experiments in comic books and a snazzy website.   
  • Vinyl LP (POLY001)
  • £24.99 £21.24 (saving: £3.75)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Oogbogo
Oogbogo

Written and recorded on a basic 4-track cassette recorder by Kevin Boog between touring with Meatbodies and released under the name Oogbogo, ‘Oogbogo’ is a true curate’s egg, consisting of just four tracks but providing a suitable home for lots of disparate musical ideas that didn’t belong on any other musical project. 
  • Vinyl LP (GOD017)
  • £17.49 £14.87 (saving: £2.62)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Easy Life
Junk Food EP

With the patronage of Annie Mac under their belts courtesy of their charismatic brand of funk, hip-hop, funk and soul, hotly tipped British newcomers Easy Life deliver their latest EP Junk Food. It contains a brand new single ‘Sangria’, a hook-up with British newcomer Arlo Parks, as well as more brand new tracks including future single ‘Dead Celebrities’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Georgia
Seeking Thrills

Georgia Barnes, better known simply as Georgia caused a stir back in 2015 with her self-titled debut. Seeking Thrills is her latest album, a dancefloor focused album that aims to kick off 2020 with some pop-punch. If you’ve heard her recent single, About Work The Dancefloor (included here), it gives you a good idea of the vibe on this album. Also includes the single, Never Let You Go. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Talk Talk
The Colour Of Spring

The Colour of Spring was the transition album between the old Talk Talk (sort of like a literate Duran Duran) and the new Talk Talk (jazz inflected post rock innovators). The Colour of Spring had elements of both containing chart-ready hits ('Life Is What You Make It', 'Living In Another World') but being much more organic in nature and innovative than their synth driven early work. Absolutely essential.  
  • Label(s):
  • EMI
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lorde
Melodrama

Melodrama by Lorde is the follow-up to the incredibly successful Pure Herione. Her debut was a suprisingly assured effort given that she was only 16. Now at the ripe old age of 20, Melodrama comes with a weight of expectation, but nothing that the girl, who was once described by David Bowie as being the future of music, can’t handle. Limited, deluxe edition translucent royal blue vinyl LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with six inserts and lyric booklet or 140g black vinyl LP in single sleeve with insert on Universal.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18
Joia!

Welsh genius Carwyn Ellis, a member of The Pretenders and also responsible for a while host of eclectic side-projects such as Colorama and Bendith, presents a new backing band Rio 18 for his latest album Joia! Mixing up tropicalia, cumbia and other Latin musical influences with his own folk leanings, it’s a plea against populism and nascent fascism. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Pleasure Principle
Pleasure Principle

Pleasure Principle is the solo project of Paul Ramon, the drummer from French dream-pop act Bryan’s Magic Tears. His self-titled debut album sees Ramon exploring the world of dance music and synthesisers, but keeping one foot in the DIY punk roots that have informed his style in the past.  
  • Vinyl LP (BB122LP)
  • £17.99 £15.29 (saving: £2.70)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Field Music
Making A New World

New album from Sunderland area clever clogs Field Music. But it's not just any old new album this is a song cycle based on the first world war. The idea started from a project they were working on with the Imperial War Museum about US War Department publications but grew as the brothers wrote pieces about various elements of the aftermath of the war such as skin grafting, the dada movement and office work. They aren't just any ordinary band are they? 

Blueboy
Unisex

Sarah Records put out a few classic indie records in their time by artists such as The Field Mice and The Orchids. Unisex, the second album by Reading three-piece, Blueboy, was no exception. This is the first vinyl reissue since its original 1994 release. After a bunch of singles and three albums the band went their separate ways joining bands such as Arabesque, Lovejoy and Another Sunny Day.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

Super Furry Animals released their lively wild-ride album Fuzzy Logic in 1996, throwing some Welsh weirdness into the Britpop mix. This twentieth anniversary reissue includes the remastered album plus a round-up of all the contemporary B-sides. Also (for the CD edition) a second disc, containing a sackful of previously unreleased material.
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Prince
Originals

Prince’s archives must be one of the most lusted-after collections of presumed wonder in modern music, so plenty of people will be delighted to see this major new release. Originals features fifteen songs that Prince wrote for other artists (most of them hits), except that here we finally get to hear the great man’s original versions recorded himself, all but one of them previously unreleased. Damn.

Yeule
Serotonin II

The recording project of Singapore-raised musician Nat Cmiel since 2012, based around the construction of her own instruments, Yeule has been responsible for a series of thrilling short-length releases over the years. Serotonin II, however, is Cmiel’s first step into album territory, and sounds like modern classical pieces being refracted through a prism of electronica. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

SebastiAn
Thirst

Coming eight years after his first album Total, during which time he’s helped to produce the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Frank Ocean, Sébastien Akchoté (known as SebastiAn) at last delivers his sophomore studio effort. Using his expanded rolodex of contacts, Thirst includes guest spots from the likes of Syd (The Internet), Sparks and the aforementioned Charlotte Gainsbourg. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BEC5543956)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Fever Ray
Plunge Remix

Fever Ray is of course the solo project of never-knowingly-not-dressed-like-a-loony the Knife singer Karin Dreijer. Plunge was her second album and garnered lots of praise so it's time to get the remixed version. Most of the remixes are by people I'm too old/out of touch to know of but one of them is Bjork so that is a bit exciting isn't it? The likes of Glasser, Paula Temple and Faka also get their hands dirty. 

Little Dragon
Season High

A new full-length from Little Dragon, the alternative pop / R&B band from Sweden. Season High was produced by James Ford from Simian Mobile Disco, and his involvement really activates the electro-pop dance music powers that lurk within the band: check out ‘Sweet’ in particular for a tune that’ll spin all over the place come summer. On Because Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Matt Maltese
Krystal

Ostensibly sold to us as a break-up record, Matt Maltese’s second studio album Krystal is much more introspective than that, dealing with personal frustrations and re-doubling of efforts, having been dropped by Atlantic who had released his debut album Bad Contestant last year. Recorded and produced largely in his bedroom in Elephant & Castle in London, it’s an unshackling of creativity that ought to pay dividends. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Death in Vegas
The Contino Sessions

Rock/electronica duo Death in Vegas made perhaps their most high profile record with The Contino Sessions where they invited a host of guests (Iggy Pop, Jim Reid, Bobby Gillespie) to sing over their blend of dub, industrial and electronica and at the same time made their studio look like something out of a sunglasses convention. Here's a limited red vinyl re-press from lords of the re-press Music On Vinyl. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Karen Marks
Cold Café

Former rock journalist and band manager Karen Marks had a short but effective career in the world of minimal wave. Cold Cafe is an Australian forerunner of the genre and was originally released in 1981. It was produced with collaborator, Ash Wednesday. This 5-track 12” features two previously unheard demo recordings. 
  • Vinyl 12" (ES012)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Pet Shop Boys
Burning The Heather

Pet Shop Boys are are heading into their 39th year as a musical duo. By the time the Rolling Stones hit that landmark people had been saying they were over the hill for 20 years or so. The Pet Shop Boys longevity may have something to do with their uniqueness - a big part of that it Neil Tennant's articulate speak-singing. Here is their new single, Burning The Heather, from their latest album, Fundamental.
  • Label(s):
  • x2
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Gaz Coombes
Sheldonian / Live / EP

Good old Gaz Coombes of Supergrass/having a strangely shaped head fame has done his bit for charidee this year by performing at the Sheldonian theatre in Oxford and giving the proceeds to two deserving local charities. The songs were performed with orchestral arrangements so seeing as though fans might want to hear them, he's put four of them on this EP. 

Mac DeMarco / Haruomi Hosono
Honey Moon

Turns out that Mac DeMarco is a huge fan of Japanese legend Haruomi Hosono and as part of this ongoing series from Lights in the Attic has chosen to cover 'Honey Moon' in his inimitable style whilst also singing in Japanese. You'll remember this series from the time Ariel Pink covered Donnie & Joe Emerson's 'Baby' and the format remains the same here  - you get the cover on the A side and the original on the flip.  
  • Vinyl 7" (LITA45-038)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Ezra Furman
Twelve Nudes

Ezra Furman, whilst always sounding like Ezra Furman, tends to dabble in different rock sub-genres. With new album Twelve Nudes, he claims it is a punk record. He hurt his throat through singing so hard whilst making it, so there is blood on the tracks here. It was recorded in Oakland, CA under the influence of booze and cigarettes. The title refers to the songs on the album being there with nothing to hide.

Låpsley
These Elements EP

Having been one of the most hotly tipped newcomers in British music, Holly Lapsley Fletcher has been somewhat M.I.A. since she released the artful pop of her debut album Long Way Home a long three-and-a-half years ago. This new four-track EP, These Elements, is her first new Låpsley music in that time, and shows a markedly different sound and more assured presence than before. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Björk / Fever Ray / The Knife
Country Creatures

Ooph this is rather heavy on the ‎Karin Dreijer. She appears as both Fever Ray and part of the Knife on this remix 12" of Bjork's Country Creatures. Yet each track is different- one moody and introspective, one bouncy and pulsating. As a return favour Bjork has remixed a Fever Ray track which will come out separately. Who says the Swedes and the Icelanders don't get on?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Girl Ray
Girl

A follow-up to their lush, intimate debut album Earl Grey that established them as one of the country’s best new indie groups, Girl Ray broaden their sonic palette for sophomore effort Girl. Meant as a tribute to their childhood love of pop and R&B, producer Ash Workman has twisted their sound into something sharper and more dancefloor-orientated. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Madonna
Like A Virgin

Like A Virgin was the second album by Madonna, released in 1984, it was the album that propelled her to global superstardom. It’s packed with hits such as the title track, Material Girl and Angel. A lesser known album fact about this album that will go down well today is that it was produced by Nile Rogers. Rogers also plays guitar on the album with his Chic bandmate, the late, great Bernard Edwards playing bass. 
  • Vinyl LP (0603497849284)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Happy Meals
Fruit Juice

Fruit Juice is a shimmering record of fun-time synth-pop bounce, from Glasgow pop duo Happy  Meals. As well as making the music, the band have also been busily working away on making the actual physical albums: the whole edition of 500 LPs have been hand-painted in a rich marbled style by Happy Meals themselves.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Spook School
Dress Up

Dress Up is the debut LP from Scottish DIY punks The Spook School. This is one of those records that makes you feel like you've found a new friend by the end of it. Across a baker’s dozen of songs the band pen witty, moving odes to gender, identity and social anxiety. Sonically we’re talking charmingly ramshackle jangles ala Ezra Furman and Joanna Gruesome. A winning record.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop