Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Marc Almond
Stardom Road

Special gold-coloured vinyl re-issue of Stardom Road, the 13th solo album from former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond. Having not released a record in four years through recovery from a near-fatal road accident, this collection of covers - ranging from Bowie to Andy Williams - plus one original saw him revive his career. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2524C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Alex Cameron
Miami Memory

Step aside dad rock, Alex Cameron's here and he's got something called stepdad rock in the shape of Miami Memory. It's hard to know exactly what that means but part of it seems to be about looking out rather than in. Musically we've got overwrought and emotional anthems with a bit of saxophone and church organ for good measure.

Prince
Emancipation

Emancipation was the Prince album that saw him wriggle free of his contract with Warner Bros and he subsequently declared it to be his most important album yet. The freedom let Prince experiment freely with an assortment of genres including house music and blues and even toying with a cover of Joan Osbourne's 'One of Us'. This is its first time on vinyl and it comes in a six LP set on purple (natch) vinyl or easier to handle 3CD set.  

Metronomy
Metronomy Forever

Where has Metronomy’s Joseph Mount been since 2016’s Summer 08 album? Well, he’s been hanging out with Robyn and contributing to her album, Honey. He’s back on home turf now though with another Metronomy album called Metronomy Forever. Working with Robyn and moving from Paris back to England to live on a hill have informed and inspired the new set of songs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kazu
Adult Baby

Having made her name as the lead singer of indie-rock veterans Blonde Redhead, Adult Baby represents the first-ever solo album from Kazu Makino. Featuring contributions from some stellar names include Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, Son Lux’s Ian Chang and none other than the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto, the album is an opportunity for the star to reveal a new aspect of her personality. 

Björk
Greatest Hits

Have you ever listened to Bjork and thought 'this sounds interesting but her back catalogue is sprawling and daunting I just want to hear the best bits'? Well we have the answer in Bjork's Greatest Hits. being Bjork she couldn't just do things normally so asked her fanbase to pick their favourite tracks via an online poll. This is a blessing that means her dreadful It's Oh So Quiet debacle is thankfully missing. Also bear in mind that this was originally released in 2002 so you need to look elsewhere for anything after that. Still, a very useful intro.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Spinning Coin
Vision At The Stars

Wee Scottish indie-pop sensations Spinning Coin return with their first new music since 2017s well regarded 'Permo' LP. Again being released by the Pastels Geographic imprint, this first taster has been co-produced by the Peter Pan of indie-pop himself Stephen Pastel. Surely one of the best of the new indie-pop lot this will appeal to fans of Teenage Fanclub, Orange Juice and Josef K.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Alvvays
Alvvays

Even I have to admit that Alvvays debut album was a bit of a classic. The Canadian band hit indie-pop right in its mid-fi heart with a string of chiming gems which recalled the likes of the Delgados and Camera Obscura but with a bit of the Breeders avant rock edge priming it ready for a bigger world than the badge and hairclip brigade. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Belle and Sebastian
Days of the Bagnold Summer

Fiddly-diddly-dee, a new Belle And Sebastian LP. Days Of The Bagnold Summer might be an extremely Belle And Sebastian-type thing to call your record, but it’s actually not a title that the band came up with themselves. Rather, Days Of The Bagnold Summer is Simon Bird’s film of the same name (yes, him from The Inbetweeners), which is itself adapted from a graphic novel by Joff Winterhart. Bird wanted B&S’s 1996 tune ‘Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying’ for the movie, but the band went one better, re-recording both ‘Get Me Away…’ and ‘I Know Where The Summer Goes’ in addition to eleven new tunes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jenny Hval
The Practice of Love

Musical witch lady Jenny Hval is back to cast her sonic hexes ‘pon us once more. Hval’s seventh LP The Practice Of Love is another fine work of modern-day Gothicism from the Norwegian artist, one in which she leans a little heavier into the pop stuff than she has done previously. Julee Cruise, Visions-era Grimes and Chromatics are the related artists you’re grappling with on The Practice Of Love.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Twin Peaks
Lookout Low

After the fun diversion that was 2017’s Sweet ‘17 Singles project, the loveable Twin Peaks return to business as usual with another new studio album. 'Lookout Low' was recorded in rural Wales with esteemed rock producer Ethan Johns, who bottles the lightning of the quintet’s live performances and places it on record. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Prince
Chaos and Disorder

Chaos and Disorder was the last album Prince made for Warner Brothers before the big falling out. Despite it featuring some of his most addictive pop tunes yet, he refused to promote it and so it kind of slipped away and has been long out of print. Now he's dead and so there's no-one to for them to argue with, Sony have re-pressed it onto purple (he'd like that bit) vinyl.  

Sequoyah Murray
Before You Begin

Sequoyah Murray steps out with an LP on Thrill Jockey. Before You Begin is a set of synth-heavy and somewhat experimental indie-pop tunes, one that draws on the queer-pop stylings of Perfume Genius, Active Child and How To Dress Well while maintaining the questing soul of Calling Out Of Context-era Arthur Russell. This is a really strong debut record.

Robert Sotelo
Infinite Sprawling

Robert Sotelo returns to Upset The Rhythm with another set of charmingly idiosyncratic ballads. Sotelo has always had a knack for combining the intimacy of your classic singer-songwriter fare with the angular quirk of post-punk - think a plugged-in Richard Dawson, John Maus with the effects switched off, or perhaps a more erstwhile King Krule. Infinite Sprawling chronicles changes in Sotelo's life - a move from London to Glasgow, a final trip to visit his mother in Argentina - with affecting sensitivity. This one has the potential to be a cult hit, so maybe cop Infinite Sprawling early in order to claim bragging rights later on.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jerkcurb
Air Con Eden

Air Con Eden is the debut album by Jerkcurb, AKA, Jacob Read. The album is the culmination of critical and commercial success that has seen his songs be streamed millions of times and him play a session on BBC 6 Music for Tom Ravenscroft. Lyrically the album focuses on Read’s real life events with occasional fictitious garnish, whilst musically, Richard Hawley, Blue Velvet and Arctic Monkey’s Tranquility Base & Casino give an idea of where he’s heading.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Joseph
Good Luck, Kid

US trio Joseph return with their new album, Good Luck, Kid. They have left behind the folk sound of their first album to make a collection meatier pop/rock songs. The album is supposed to play out like a road movie. The themes are positive, about finding yourself and fighting for what’s important. It was produced by Christian “Leggy” Langdon known for his work with Meg Myers and Charlotte OC.

Broken Chanter
Broken Chanter

David MacGregor from Scottish pop lot Kid Canaveral does the solo thing as Broken Chanter collaborating with a hotchpotch of all stars including Emma Kupa of Mammoth Penguins and members of Withered Hand. It's an opportunity for MacGregor to show the sensitive side of his songwriting crafting heart-tugging songs with an ear for melody.   

Turnover
Altogether

Virginia band Turnover turn over (ahem) a new leaf on new LP Altogether. Where once this band dealt in angst-ridden emo, now they’re all about the pop stuff. Tracks like ‘Plant Sugar’ skip along with the breezy abandon of Blossoms while ‘Much After Feeling’ is basically Toro Y Moi. There are certainly parallels in development between Turnover and Ceremony.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kindness
Something Like A War

After a period of almost four years since their last studio album, during which time they’ve DJ’d and toured extensively and collaborated with the likes of Solange and Blood Orange, Kindness - a.k.a. Musician Adam Bainbridge - produce a double-LP effort Something Like a War. With a full-band backing for the upcoming 2019 tour, this ought to be Bainbridge’s masterpiece! 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Darren Hayman
12 Astronauts

British indie legend Darren Hayman, formerly of cult favourites Hefner, brings us his 18th solo album 12 Astronauts. Released in the same year as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the concept is simple - 12 men have set foot on the Moon, and there’s one song for each of them. Lucky for some.

My Life Story
World Citizen

Seven years on from their tentative reunion, anti-Britpop auteurs My Life Story deliver their fourth studio album after a 19-year gap. Fronted by the ever-acidic Jake Shillingford on vocals, always one of the Nineties’ most underrated lyricists, World Citizen was crowd-funded from their fanbase through PledgeMusic, and ought to pick up the thread from where they left off all that time ago. 

LCD Soundsystem
Confuse The Marketplace 

Classic reissue from 2007 in the shape of Confuse The Market by LCD Soundsystem. This has been unavailable for 7 years, so there should be a bit of scramble to get your mitts on this! It contains the classic slow disco epic Freak Out / Starry Eyes, Hippie Priest Bum Out which featured on James Murphy and Pat Mahoney’s Fabriclive and a reworking of North American Scum which ups the acidity. 12” on DFA.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Adam Green
Engine of Paradise

With mouth on permanent droopy open mode Adam Green has enjoyed a long and varied career since he formed the Moldy Peaches with Kimya Dawson in the mid '90s. His most recent solo work was a film interpretation of Aladdin in which the cast were all made of papier mache. His 10th solo album Engine of Paradise is perhaps less loopy concerning itself with ruminations on life and the afterlife. He occasional knocks great songs right out of the park so as always this will be an essential listen. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Island
When We’re Still EP

When We’re Still EP is the latest music from Island following their 2018 debut LP, Feels Like Air. The London band trade in earnest indie singer/songwriter type stuff, which is no doubt, destined to be entertaining large crowds at arenas nationwide in the not too distant future. The EP is a mix of new and old material and includes the track Lyra, the first track written by the four-piece.
  • Vinyl 12" (BEATNC00163LP)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Joviale
Crisis

Though they’ve only been going for a couple of years, the Blue Flowers imprint have already proven themselves adept at spotting talented young singer-songwriters who operate in that kind of King Krule mode. Joining the likes of Westerman and Puma Blue on the label’s roster is young Londoner Joviale, whose debut EP Crisis is another set of soulful and brooding bedroom indie tracks. We expect Joviale’s star to rise pretty high off the back of this one. Crisis was produced by Bullion, dontcha know.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ghost Orchard
bunny

Third album from 21 year old musician Sam Hall, who records under the name of Ghost Orchard. Recorded entirely in his bedroom over a three year period that’s seen upheaval in his romantic life, bunny follows on from 2016’s last effort bliss, and is for fans of off-kilter leftfield pop and all-lowercase album titles.
  • Vinyl LP (OCT067LPX)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Frankie Cosmos
Close It Quietly

Fourth album proper from Frankie Cosmos, Greta Kline's project that has slowly become a fully fledged band. Close It Quietly, sees the once anti-folk act morph fully into something more like the weirdo-pop of Broadcast and Stereolab. Lyrically we find Kline reflecting on herself, and the state of the world. Who isn't nowadays?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lower Dens
The Competition

It’s a little strange to think of Lower Dens as elder statesmen of indie, but the dream-pop duo have now been going for nearly a decade. Their fourth studio album, 'The Competition', is befitting of their status in 2019, their normally languorous demeanour now injected with more urgency in a suite of songs examining the dehumanising effects of the twilight of capitalism. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lana Del Rey
Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Geographically confused chanteuse Lana Del Rey returns with her sixth album and her first since she discovered swearing. She's pictured on the cover cavorting with none other than the grandson of Jack Nicholson and possibly as a matter of note I should say that it contains fourteen new songs most co-written with fun.'s Jack Antonoff. Buy your copy from Norman Fucking Records.      
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

HTRK
Venus In Leo

Astrology's hot in 2019. 'Venus In Leo' is the fourth album from HTRK, the minimal electronic duo. Theirs is a sound that is finds an intense sadness in mundanity, that is communicated with minimal beats now freed from their noisy shells. As a Leo, I should probably have something to say about the album title. Unfortunately I know literally nothing about astrology.

Jack Peñate
Prayer

One of the many fleetingly massive indie artists who made second records that totally flopped in the mid-Noughties, Jack Peñate returns with his first new music in over ten years. His experience in writing and production in the interim has served him well, to which this new 7” single ‘Prayer’ attests. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kate Bush
Hounds Of Love

Hounds Of Love is one of those LPs that you can end up skipping over because you feel like you already know it too well. In particular ‘Running Up That Hill’, ‘Cloudbusting’ and the title track are all old friends at this point. But here’s the thing - as frequently as you might hear its famous singles (or their famous covers), as often as it might crop up in retrospective lists and talking heads documentaries, Kate Bush's fifth studio album will never get old. It's just too good.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Angela
Fantasy

Angela were a German husband and wife duo made up of Angela and Ingo Werner. Ingo was classically trained and had played in My Solid Ground and Baba Yaga in the early ‘70s. Angela recorded two albums before being dropped by their label. Their 1981 single 'Fantasy' was created entirely software designed by Ingo making him some sort of electro-pop whizz.

Vase
Pixelated Red Squirrel

This takes me back to the mid 90s and the brilliant Bristol scene which included Movietone, Flying Saucer Attack and Crescent. Stephen Lane aka Vase was always on the outside of that scene wandering around it like Noel Coward evading a Velvet Underground rehearsal. He is still making his quaint English songs but this time from the flatlands of Norfolk. This 13 track self released CD is a long awaited return from this perennial outsider. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Parsnip
When The Tree Bears Fruit

You know Giggs? Yes, as in the rapper. Nowadays he’s all about drinking cinnamon tea with Drake, but back at the start of the career he was a proper hard-nosed MC who made tough, nasty street-rap. However, because he came from England rather than the United States, his bars were also full of the humorous everyday tit-for-tat one found in grime. One of his early singles, 2008’s ‘Uummm!’, is notable for two reasons. The first is that it cemented one of Giggs’ catchphrases, which is basically him just grunting loudly on-beat ('uhhngh!'). The second is that features an all-time great lyric; ‘Hollow Meets Blade and that Ard sh*t/Came up from the dirt like a parsnip’. ‘Came up from the dirt like a parsnip’ is the sort of thing that lodges in your brain for life and influences all of your subsequent interactions with the word ‘parsnip’. As such, it’s hard for this Norman Records™ chum-swiller to listen to 'When The Tree Bears Fruit', the debut LP from Australian band Parsnip, with fresh ears. Sure, this is an album of charming twee-punk in the vein of Girlpool or The Courtneys. Yeah, songs like ‘Lift Off!’ render positivity in melody in a manner that Jonathan Richman would be proud of. Of course, it’s a winning opening gambit from a group that we’re rooting for. But you know what? On every single one of these indie-pop ditties I’m just waiting for someone to barge up to the mic, shout out the SN1 crew and then launch into a verse of Dracula-voiced gutter-rap. And until we get Giggs to reprise his verse from ‘Uummm!’ over one of Parsnip’s summery jangles, this Norman Records™ text-chump won’t be able to sleep easy in his bed. Parsnip, Hollowman, you know what to do. Uhhngh!

The S.L.P.
The S.L.P.

One for Kasabian fans here - the S.L.P. is the new project from Kasabian guitarist and massive Leicester City fan, Serge Pizzorno. The name of the project, if you’re trying to work out what they stand for, are Serge’s initials - Serge Lorenzo Pizzorno. Musically, it’s similar to his parent band but there are some differences. For example, rapper, Little Simz, features on lead single 'Favourites'.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

R. Stevie Moore & Gary Wilson
Fake News Trending

Fake News Trending sees the long-awaited union of two underground legends. Lo-fi pioneer R. Stevie Moore and lounge jazz/punk impresario, Gary Wilson have crossed paths plenty in the past, but never recorded together. Includes guest appearances from Jason Falkner, Jad Fair, The Distillers’ Ryan Sinnott and Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins. On the Tim Burgess-owned O Genesis label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Clive Tanaka y su Orquesta
Pre-Sunrise Authority

The first new album in almost a decade from the reclusive musician Clive Tanaka, Pre-Sunrise Authority is designed for long journeys and inspired by the friendships that make those kinds of journeys bearable. The eight tracks play like a jumble of influences drawn from different times, places and feelings.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Aldo
Trembling Eyelids EP

An EP of cinematic indie-pop from Brazilian duo Aldo here. Trembling Eyelids is full of that sort of anthemic, chest-swelling bedroom songwriting that has worked so well for the likes of Hot Chip and Metronomy down the years. There’s also a slightly hypnagogic vibe to cuts like Trembling Eyelids’ title-track that will please fans of Ariel Pink and Johnny Jewel.
  • Vinyl 12" (FTH348S)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Velvet Negroni
NEON BROWN

When people are asked to name musicians from Minneapolis they tend to get stuck pretty much as soon as they say Prince. Perhaps the rapidly-rising Velvet Negroni will be able to help add to that list in the near future. NEON BROWN, the debut LP from the one born Jeremy Nutzman (what a name), contains a sort of hybrid hip-hop/r ‘n’ b style that the likes of Frank Ocean and The Weeknd have struck gold with in recent years. And yes, Velvet Negroni does sound a bit like Prince at times as well.
  • Vinyl LP (4AD0149LP)
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  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Blur
Live At The BBC

25 years ago Blur apparently lived at the BBC. Sorry, no, Blur played a live session for BBC Radio 1. This was, of course, around the time of their very famous third album, Parklife, which included the hit I Am The Fly by Wire, Sorry again! I mean Girls & Boys. Girls and Boys is one of the four tracks on this Blur Live At The BBC EP along with Jubilee, Trouble In The Message Centre and Lot 105.
  • Vinyl 10" (0190295439620)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Coldplay
The Brothers

Way back in 1999, before 'Clocks' (the song, not actual clocks), before 'Yellow' (the song, not the actual colour), before Parachutes (the album, not the floaty life-saving device), Coldplay were a relatively unknown band. They released a double 7” EP called Brothers & Sisters. Now it’s being reissued by Fierce Panda as two 7” singles. This one is The Brothers and features the songs 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Easy To Please'. 
  • Vinyl 7" (ning424P)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jay Som
Anak Ko

Jay Som is solely responsible for Anak Ko. She was songwriter and musician, producer and engineer. The result is a record that is indisputably hers. Though she proudly wears her influences on her sleeve (Cocteau Twins, the Cure etc...) there is no denying that she makes the realm of dream pop entirely her own. 
  • Vinyl LP (LUCKY131LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Horsebeach
The Unforgiving Current

Manchester-based songwriter Ryan Kennedy was inspired by his recent move to Tokyo on his fourth Horsebeach album The Unforgiving Current. The lonely, nocturnal travelogue feel of the record expresses that indescribable sense of loneliness that, weirdly, only comes in extremely populous city centres. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lina Tullgren
Free Cell

A significant expansion on the aesthetics of her ambitious 2017 debut album Won, Lina Tullgren could win a much bigger fanbase with her sophomore effort Free Cell. Dynamic and tense, while retaining the elements of introversion and reflection that made her debut so acclaimed, Captured Tracks have got themselves another real diamond. 

Coldplay
The Sisters

Before Chris Martin and Co. vied for world domination with the likes of U2 and….oh some other bands. Before the thought of marrying Hollywood superstars, let alone consciously uncoupling from them, had entered Mr. Martin’s head, Coldplay released a double 7” EP called Brothers & Sisters. Now it’s being reissued by Fierce Panda as two 7” singles. This one is The Sisters and features the songs 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Only Superstition'. 
  • Vinyl 7" (ning424B )
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Charli XCX
Charli

There was a girl on my course at university who was best friends with Charli XCX from school. This was just when Ms. XCX was beginning to become famous (we’re talking ‘Boom Clap’ days), and I often wondered if I’d ever get to meet her at a houseparty or whatever, but our paths never crossed. Her friend was nice though, so by that logic we’re going to say that Charli XCX is probably pretty nice too. Go Charli! Her third, sort-of-self-titled LP will surely cement her legacy as the premiere alt-pop star of our age - the inheritor of Lady Gaga’s crown, perhaps? Charli features the ginormous singles ‘1999’ (ft. Troye Sivan) and ‘Blame It On Your Love’ (ft. Lizzo). Haim, A. G. Cook, Cupcakke and a bunch of other famous names also contribute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Lightning Seeds
Jolification

The band that brought us 'Three Lions', the Lightning Seeds, are reissuing their smash-hit album 'Jollification'. It's a gently psychedelic synth-pop romp that's full of Ian Broudie's winsome vocals, big choruses, and the odd hands-aloft moment. It's easy to write the Lightning Seeds off as a novelty act, but 'Jollification' goes a long way in showing how they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as bands like Pet Shops Boys, Orange Juice, and the La's.

The Stroppies
It's A Hit!

Aussie band, The Stroppies, recorded the four songs on It’s A Hit in 2017. They were committed to tape in true lo-fi fashion using a Tascam four-track recorder. Whilst the lyrics offer a glance into a dystopian future, the music takes its cues from Swell Maps, Alex Chilton’s less accessible solo output and Loaded-era Velvet Underground.

Friendly Fires
Inflorescent

In the eight years after indie/dance band Friendly Fires' album Pala, there was very little activity. Then suddenly they released a couple of singles and started playing live shows. The cat is now out of the bag and fans will be delighted to hear that album No.3, Inflorescent, is here. It was produced by the band and others including Disclosure. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Florence + The Machine
Lungs (10th Anniversary Edition)

Does Florence And The Machine’s debut LP Lungs hold up a decade on from its release? Only one way to find out I guess. As tenth anniversary editions go this new pressing of Lungs is fairly low-key - just some new colours on the vinyl this time around. For the cheap seats - Lungs is the one with ‘You’ve Got The Love’, ‘Dog Days Are Over’ and the definitely-lyrically-watertight ‘Kiss With A Fist’ on it.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jadu Heart
Melt Away

If you wear masks people are going to be curious. Who are they really? Is it a collaboration between Simon Le Bon and Geri Halliwell? Cliff Richard and Corey Taylor? No, it’s not. I don’t think so anyway. Jadu Heart are an alt. Pop / electronic duo from the UK who are currently enjoying their enigmatic status and keeping their audience intrigued. Melt Away is their new album, following on from a clutch of well received singles and EPs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Abram Shook
The Neon Machine

Hailing from Austin, Texas, musician Abram Shook looks like he’s been beamed in from some alternative version of 2019 where the Seventies never ended, judging by the cover to fourth album The Neon Machine, but his Prince/Bowie party riffs and modern beats make his music some of the most loveable out there. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Georgia
Started Out

Georgia is a woman who makes electronic music. Started Out shows the influence of the Chicago house scene of the ‘80s and ‘90s on her music. She used a bunch of kit that the likes of Frankie Knuckles and Mr. Fingers used - 909 drum machines, analogue synths and the like. This 12” includes a remix by Tuff City Kids. On Domino.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Shura
forevher

Coming off the back of two years of hard touring following the viral success of her early singles and debut album, Shura (aka British-born artist Aleksandra Denton) presents her eagerly awaited sophomore record forevher. Themed around the emotional rushes of new love, it promises to be a warmer and happier experience.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

New Order
Get Ready

Once exceptional, New Order have seemingly spent the latter part of their career trying to undo the work of the first bit. Get Ready was their 2000 era comeback album and saw the band return to a tougher guitar-led sound with Peter Hook's bass turned back up again following its disappearance on Republic. Possibly lacking the invention and panache of their golden years, it now sounds a lot better having heard what would happen on subsequent albums.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Zero 7
When It Falls

When It Falls is the second album by production duo Zero 7. It was originally released in 2004, so here we have a 15th anniversary edition, I guess. Its available on a 2CD version that includes a disc of remixes by artists such as Stereolab and Danger Mouse. It’s also available on heavyweight vinyl unlike the flimsy original pressing. Features vocals from Sia, Mozez, Sophie Barker and Tina Dico.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Zero 7
Aurora / Mono

Long lasting downtempo electronica crew Zero 7 return with a 12" on Make Records. The a-side is sees the band collaborating with ungoogleable vocalist Hidden on 'Mono' while for the b-side they've worked again with Jose Gonzalez (who is decidedly more googleable). Smooth to the point of being slippery.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Francis Lung
A Dream Is U

Genuinely warm and beautiful pop ballads from ex WU LYF man Francis Lung. Gone are the barely contained chaos and snarls of his past life and in its place is A Dream Is U, something almost... comforting. Captures that pleasant pastoral psychedelia the Beatles occasionally reached for. On Memphis Industries.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Rich Aucoin
Release

Canadian pop wizard Rich Aucoin takes a similar approach to his music as Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips might...or even Dan Snaith AKA Caribou…..or perhaps even those MGMT boys. You get the idea anyway, there’s lots going on and it’s a not of this earth. Release is his third album. On Haven Sounds.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Molly Burch
Ballads

Molly Burch’s first release of new material since 2018 sophomore LP First Flower is evocative and wistful. This one’s entitled Ballads, and both ‘Only One’ and ‘Your Party’ fit into the well-worn singer-songwriter lineage. However, there is an economy and sparsity to the songs that places them more at the Angel Olsen end of the spectrum than, say, the tongue-twisting storytelling of Bob Dylan.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Thom Yorke
ANIMA

Thom Yorke (of you know... Radiohead?) will not be releasing his third solo album via BitTorrent. Instead, us lowly so-called "record stores" get a chance to hawk his dirty work. Anima is a companion piece to a film made with auteur director (and regular collaborator) Paul Thomas Anderson. Expect fidgety electronics, haunting vocals, and anxieties of all varieties.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Maripool
I See Everything I Know Nothing

Natasha Simões set up her Maripool project in her bedroom a couple of years back, christening it herself as a “one girl band”, and releasing the results on cassette. After her Adult Weakness EP put her on the radars of indie publications around 18 months ago, her debut full-length I See Everything I Know Nothing arrives with high expectations. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Kaiser Chiefs
Duck

Duck is the new album by Kaiser Chiefs. What I’m going to focus on here is the eleventh track, titled Kurt vs Frasier (The Battle For Seattle). What are we to take from this, as a song, from Kaiser Chiefs? Where do Nirvana or Dr Frasier Crane, or indeed Seattle, fit into the universe of Kaiser Chiefs? Why have they done this? I wish I knew. On Polydor.

Galaxy Fingers
The Last Bastion Of Fox Quality

Generating lush, textured soundscapes reminiscent of Beach House and Cocteau Twins, the debut album from Connecticut-California duo Galaxy Fingers is a thing of beauty. Presented on a special 10” vinyl, The Last Bastion of Fox Quality puts a melodic spin on influences as diverse as folk and shoegaze. 

Body Of Light
Time To Kill

Dark synth-pop brothers Body of Light are still at it on Time To Kill, their third album. Odds are they've been compared to Depeche Mode before, but I'm gonna do it anyway, because they sound quite like Depeche Mode. As an album it represents refinement of their sound, a refinement that lets them go deeper and darker than ever.

Another Sky
Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds

London-based epic indie rockers, Another Sky, are finally releasing their two previously digitally released EPs as one LP under the title Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds, which was also the name of their second EP. This is their first physical release, with a debut album proper expected in 2020. Exciting times, people. 

Hater
Four Tries Down / It’s A Mess

Malmo's Hater return with a standalone 7" featuring two brand new tracks and following on from their Fire debut Siesta from back in 2018. They make dreamy, angular pop music with vocal nods to Nico cutting through guitar led ambience to wallow in what they self describe as a beautiful mess. Title may or may not be Rugby related. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Cosmo Sheldrake
The Much Much How How and I

Anthropology student, wonderfully monikered, very talented musician - it seems Cosmo Sheldrake has got it goin’ on. The Much Much How How And I is his debut album, the sound of which is influenced by the classic ‘60s pop of The Beatles and The Kinks along with the diverse classical compositions of Igor Stravinsky and the avant-garde musical stylings of Moondog, his university career, a trip to New Orleans and his interest in how people make music. LP and CD on Transgressive.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Lloyd Cole
Guesswork

Consisting of fewer, longer songs and minimal lyrics, Lloyd Cole’s 11th solo album sees the indie legends face up to the inevitability and uncertainty of ageing. Guesswork, as opposed to his last outing Standards six years ago, also embraces electronic textures, adding up to one of the most profound records he’s ever released. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Psychemagik
We Can Be One

The airy vocals of New York singer Quinn Lamont Luke adorn the latest single from production duo Psychemagik. ‘We Can Be One’ takes its funk riffs down a lysergic rabbit hole, and showcases all the band’s best elements. The four-track EP is completed by a Kassian remix and instrumental versions of both. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Flume
Some Minds

Flume’s new track, Some Minds, gets the white label treatment. The Australian producer has enlisted the singer of Miike Snow to assist with some dramatic, sweeping vocals, which fit very nicely with this widescreen electronic pop number. On the B-side is an extra-housey Flume’s remix of Collarbones’ ‘Turning’. On Future Classic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Porches
Pool

Songs about settling down always worry me. It's can't be easy to find inspiration about a trip to IKEA to get a new bedside cabinet. However, settling is apparently what this album is about. On initial listen it's soothing and melancholy electronic pop with very pretty vocal harmonies. Sounds pretty lovely actually. Limited coke bottle colour spot gloss sleeve for Indies only.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Toro Y Moi
Outer Peace

Toro Y Moi's prolific Chaz Bear moved for awhile to the wilds of Portland to make his previous album Boo Boo. Whilst there he got to thinking about how technology ruins our day to day lives and the constant instant gratification we experience. I hope this leads to a Toro Y Moi album that we can enjoy as much as his earlier albums as Chaz himself could possibly do with a step away from the computer to re-discover some form. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Of Monsters and Men
Fever Dream

They became the first Icelandic band to reach one billion streams for their ubiquitous hit ‘Little Talks’ at the start of the decade - now, Icelandic group Of Monsters And Men deliver a third studio album. Produced once again with the help of Rich Costey, Fever Dream represents a subtle change of direction, if lead single ‘Alligator’ is anything to go by.

St. Vincent
Masseduction

Masseduction is the new album from St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark. It is her 6th, if you count the one she did with David Byrne. As the title may suggest, themes of sex, power, vulnerable relationships and death weave throughout the lyrics, which are autobiographical, according to Clark. Musically, Clark’s inventive guitar, synth and electronics create a punchy sonic backdrop.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Los Retro
Retrospect

Los Retros, aka 19 year-old Californian dude, Mauri Tapia, makes music inspired by ‘70s AOR and leftfield Hispanic pop. A weird, ostensibly incompatible mix, you may think. However, the resulting sound will delight fans of Mac DeMarco. Retrospect, his debut EP, could well be the soundtrack to your hazy summer days.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Alice Cohen & The Channel 14 Weather Team
Artificial Fairytales

For her sixth album, New York-based composer and songwriter Alice Cohen is joined by crack instrumental team The Channel 14 Weather Team (Adrian Knight and David Lackner). The change will only bolster her reputation for slinky, chic and highly inventive art pop to soundtrack gallery spaces and decent clubs. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

School of Language
45

A concept album about Donald Trump that’s funky as hell, you say? Weird request, but okay, here it is. 45 is the new album by School of Language, aka David Brewis, one half of Field Music. It takes aim at the 45th president of the United States and his hangers-on. Inspired by the writings of Watergate journalist, Bob Woodward, Moneyball guy, Nate Silver, and the music of James Brown, The Meters, Sly and the Family Stone and Free.  

The Pearlfishers
Love & Other Hopeless Things

Ah, The Pearlfishers! following a Scottish tradition for blissful alternative pop music without really being noticed since 1991. Obvious points of reference are Surf's Up-era Beach Boys, The Beatles and Teenage Fanclub but there’s elements of Prefab Sprout and Michael Head that appear in the songs of head Pearfilsher David Scott too. Love & Other Hopeless Things is their new album. LP and CD on Marina.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Grace Lightman
Silver Eater

Judging by the cover of Grace Lightman’s debut LP, it would appear that the title - Silver Eater - is to be taken literally. While it’s not exactly good practice to eat silver or encourage others to do so, things pick up when you get past that bit and on to the music. This is electro-pop at once poised and off-kilter. Silver Eater is not dissimilar to St. Vincent’s recent output.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

IDER
Learn To Let Go / Body Love

Guess it's been a while since you needed physical records to become the next big thing. Two-girls-from-North-London duo IDER have been causing digital ripples on the interblogs since they released Sorry way back in 2016. Now they've decided to join the cult of actual vinyl with their first ever physical release, featuring smooth and gentle electronic singles Learn To Let Go and Body Love, as well as two accompanying remixes.
  • Vinyl 10" (GLS023910)
  • £6.49 £5.19 (saving: £1.30)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Ada Lea
What We Say In Private

Musician and artist, Ada Lea, hails from Quebec, Canada. She seems just as at home with a double bass as she does with an electric guitar. Her inspiration comes from a number of sources - artists such a Frida Kahlo and Eva Hesse, the writing of Sylvia Plath, folk/blues troubadour Karen Dalton and all-round genius Nina Simone. What We Say In Private was borne out of a sleepless, yet productive, period of time following a break-up.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Rhye
Spirit

Having spent nearly five years following up his successful debut with 2018’s sophomore effort Blood, Mike Milosh’s Rhye project wastes no time in delivering more new music with eight-track mini-album Spirit. Written around a baby grand piano gifted to him by his girlfriend, Milosh achieves a sense of calm spirituality. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Swimming Girls
Existential Fears

Swimming Girls were put together as a project to write a song whilst they were students in Bath. They bonded over a love of The Cure, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, David Lynch and the Winona Ryder/Christian Slater film, Heathers. They liked being a band, so became a band. Existential Fears is their new EP, with four songs spread across two 7” singles.

Great Dad
Great Dad

Great Dad are an electronic duo from London with a DIY aesthetic. Their weird electronic sounds are met with vocals that have been through all sorts of manipulation. What we can draw from this self-titled, self-released cassette is that good or bad, everything seems to balance out in the end. The pair also have another, guitar orientated band, Worm Hears.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Public Service Broadcasting
White Star Liner

40,000 copies sold of their last album.... selling out the Albert Hall? Well our favourite 'putting-bits-of-old-commentary-over-second-rate-post-rock' lot are back with a 4 track EP which you could have got for free by taping off 6 Music when it was broadcast. This time they have turned their attention to that time the Titanic went down. Whatever half remembered nostalgic subject will they latch onto next?  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

IDER
Emotional Education

There’s been a buzz about Ider for a while now. Their debut album, Emotional Education, arrives amongst great anticipation. The electro pop duo are flatmates Lily Sommerville and Megan Markwick from London. Their album, as you might guess from the title, explores different aspects of our emotions whilst asking a few questions as well as coming up with a few answers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Gorillaz
The Fall

The Fall is the fourth album by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s cartoon band, Gorillaz. It was recorded in the good ol’ US of A and originally released in 2011. The coup achieved by the band here was to get soul legend, Bobby Womack, to appear on the album. It also features Paul Simonon from The Clash. Simonon has also collaborated with Albarn in The Good, The Bad and The Queen.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

SOAK
Grim Town

22-year-old Northern-Irish singer-songwriter SOAK releasing her second full-length album, Grim Town. We haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but the first two singles Knock Me Off My Feet and Everybody Loves You suggest it’s got plenty of great and catchy pop songs to make you wonder what you've done with your life so far.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Death And Vanilla
The Tenant

Here is a first vinyl press for Death and Vanilla's unreleased live score for 'The Tenant' (Roman Polanski). They recorded it in 2015 in Spain alongside a showing of the film and shows the bands at their most cinematic, avant garde and minimalist.  Amazing that people still have anything to do with Polanski's work but it's a funny old world.  
  • Vinyl LP (FAME383LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Karen O feat. Michael Kiwanuka
Yo! My Saint

Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs wrote Yo! My Saint for fashion brand Kenzo. The French/Japanese clothing company asked Karen O to collaborate in what has been a surge of artistic creativity leading to the release of the spring/summer clothing collection. Michael Kiwanuka provides additional vocals. Limited edition 1 song 7” with etched B-side. 1000 copies only.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Bloc Party
Silent Alarm Live

One of the most well-received, influential and fondly-remembered British indie debuts of the Noughties, Silent Alarm by Bloc Party gets the official live album treatment. Recorded from various performances throughout 2018’s European tour, including the memorable Ally Pally homecoming, the songs still sound crystalline and inventive today. 

Drab Majesty
Modern Mirror

Where most musicians opt for a brief sojourn in that there Berlin to get their creative juices flowing (something in the water I've heard), Drab Majesty opted for the Athens in Greece. Modern Mirror is the result, a guitar saturated dark synth pop interpretation of the Greek mythology that asks what it is to love. On Dais.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

The Wannadies
Yeah

You may not know this but the Wannadies did another album other than Be A Girl and another song other than 'You and Me'. For proof, here it is. It's called Yeah and it was released in 1999. It sees them leaning towards a more electronic sound with some danceable grooves. It contains some of the songs the band plays live whilst everyone waits for 'You and Me'.   
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2304C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

David Byrne
Grown Backwards (Deluxe Edition)

Grown Backwards was David Byrne’s first for Nonesuch Records. It was originally released in the weird non-vinyl times that were 2004, so this reissue, 15 years later, is the first time it’s been released on vinyl. It sees Byrne being uncharacteristically personal and emotional. It includes a duet with Tropicalia star Caetano Veloso and a bunch of extra tracks. Double LP on Nonesuch.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

audiobooks
Friends In The Bubble Bath Remixes

Everyone is a fan of audiobooks except us at Norman Records. And maybe that's not fair on the others who work here  - it probably just comes down to me not liking them. I tell you who does like them though, Welsh songstress Gwenno, and the guy from Factory Floor both of which are really happy to provide remixes. (David) Wrench does a mix too but he's already in the band so doesn't count.      
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

London Grammar
Big Picture

With a follow to 2014’s If You Wait due out later in 2017, London Grammar offer up the second single to come from their new album. Produced by Jon Hopkins, Big Picture is a rolling cinematic piece that pushes the band further away from their power pop ballads into something a bit more succinct and grand.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop

Jay-Jay Johanson
Fever

Accompanying four-track 12” single release to go with Jay-Jay Johanson’s new studio album Kings Cross. Boasts exclusive Jeanne Added duet ‘Fever’, album tracks ‘Heard Somebody Whistle’ and ‘Not Time Yet’, plus a bonus dub version of ‘Not Time Yet’. Given his Nordic upbringing, it should be no surprise to hear his vocals have been described as "melancholic".
  • Vinyl 12" (29MU025)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Pop / Experimental Pop / Electro-Pop