Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Do Nothing
Zero Dollar Bill

Zero Dollar Bill is the debut 5-track EP from Nottingham punks Do Nothing. Their music mashes, or maybe even smashes, together the sounds of Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem. They like to do everything with a sense of humour and general mucking about, so they take influences from the comedy world too. Features the singles LeBron James and Fits. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)

Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen) contains four tracks from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' sublime Danish gig in October 2017. One track is from their most recent Skeleton Tree album whilst the other three come from elsewhere in the band’s illustrious back catalogue. 12” single on Bad Seeds Ltd.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Courtney Barnett
MTV Unplugged - Live In Melbourne

Courtney Barnett is probably best known for her verbose and charming indie-rock songs but following in a long tradition of the likes of Nirvana and ..um Hootie & the Blowfish she has recorded an MTV Unplugged session. You'll need this not only because it showcases her songs in a more stripped back and vulnerable setting but because she has chosen an array of covers plus a completely unreleased track.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pavement
Sensitive Euro Man / Brink of the Clouds / Candylad

A speech bubble-shaped picture-disc 7” vinyl from Matador to mark the 25th anniversary of Pavement’s 1995 album Wowee Zowee. A surprisingly diverse artistic sidestep that wrong-footed many fans and critics at the time, these two tracks - ‘Sensitive Euro Man’ and ‘Brink Of The Clouds / Candylad’ - appeared on the Sordid Sentinels 2xCD re-issue version from 2006. Respectively, they were taken from the I Shot Andy Warhol documentary film soundtrack and an Australian radio session from 1994.
  • Vinyl 7" (OLE1562S)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Jeff Buckley
Grace

Despite a number of archival and live albums, Grace was the only full studio album released by Jeff Buckley. Still, high points of the singer-songwriter's celebrated but tragically short career - 'Last Goodbye', 'Hallelujah', 'Lover, You Should Have Come Over' - were part of the collection, and deservedly so.
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Various
Positive Times Infinity (An Emotional Response Compilation)

Released on clear and pink-spattered vinyl for RSD20, Positive Times Infinity (An Emotional Response Compilation) sees the Emotional Response label offer up two exclusive new tracks each by seven of the bands currently associated with them, including Mick Trouble, The Ocean Party, Boyracer and Seablite. 

Sports Team
The Races

Attacking ignorance, wayward politics and the traps of unthinking nationalism, ‘The Races’ is the latest single from the increasingly promising Sports Team, presented here on 7” vinyl. Picking up support and airplay from BBC 6 Music and Annie Mac on Radio 1 in recent weeks, it continues to lay the ground for what will hopefully be a great debut. 
  • Vinyl 7" (852379)
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Cable Ties
Far Enough

Melbourne's fierce and distortive three-piece continue their ascension the politically-focussed 'Far Enough'. The 8 track record, including bangers such as 'Tell Them Where To Go' and 'Sandcastles', is characterised by its pulsating rhythms and 70s hard rock influences. Eyebrow-raising stuff from the trio. 

The Beths
Jump Rope Gazers

Another round of scintillating power-pop from New Zealand’s The Beths, as they return with their second studio album Jump Rope Gazers. Written during the intense tours behind 2018’s acclaimed breakout Future Me Hates Me, Elizabeth Stokes and co. aim for very much the same mood, setting lyrics about worry and introversion to gregarious, bright rock. 
  • Vinyl LP (CAK143LP)
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Mac DeMarco
2

Oh what a scamp. Everyone's favourite mommy's boy indie rock prankster Mac DeMarco has named his debut album '2'. Whatever next! For all the silliness, Mac can right a bloody good song, and make it sound just weird enough to maintain his credibility. '2' is extremely warm-hearted and as charming as his smile.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Cure
Pornography

It's 1982 and the Cure had yet to embark on the brighter more commercial tunes that would lead them to become true indie legends. Pornography then was a last depressed splurt of gothy bleating before they finally got their act together. It may have frustrated everyone who listened to it at the time but in the intervening years its uncompromising, challenging atmospheres have seen it become a fan favourite and the sort of artistic statement that has influenced key artists that trailed in their wake. Not for their more faint hearted listeners but a classic album nonetheless.    
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Queens Of The Stone Age
Songs For The Deaf

A long-deserved vinyl edition for Queens Of The Stone Age’s commercial breakthrough record, 2002’s Songs For The Deaf, particularly for its original red background and black graphics artwork. After the critical adoration heaped upon 2000’s Rated R, Josh Homme and co. hired Dave Grohl to deliver his trademark powerhouse drumming, resulting in one of the most admired straight-out rock albums of the Noughties. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Shed Seven
Going For Gold - The Greatest Hits

Just what you’ve been waiting for - Going For Gold - Shed Seven’s greatest hits finally reissued on vinyl. The York band enjoyed the most successful years in the mid-90s, firmly establishing them among Britpop’s elite. Contains the monster hits Going For Gold, Chasing Rainbows and She Left Me On Friday.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mac DeMarco
Salad Days

I have a feeling that Mac DeMarco may be a fan of Minor Threat. Because who actually uses the phrase 'Salad Days' any more? This is his second album proper, featuring more of that incredibly casual and personable crooning that he's built his career on. DeMarco is the sort of musician who seems to be enjoying himself so much that it's difficult not to get swept up by it. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Queens Of The Stone Age
Rated R

A vinyl re-issue for Rated R, an album that’s still arguably the creative high-point for Josh Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age. Originally released in 2000, the album was a sleek and streamlined behemoth teeming with creativity after the mixed bag of their self-titled debut two years before. Spawning timeless hits ‘Feel Good Hit of the Summer’ and ‘The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret’, Rated R is re-pressed with its original blue artwork, with a 12”x24” insert and international bonus track ‘Ode To Clarissa’. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Irma Vep
Embarrassed Landscape

Irma Vep - a play, a film and the musical project of Glasgow-based Edwin Stevens. His fourth album, Embarrassed Landscape, was recorded in two days with regular collaborators Ruari Maclean and Andrew Cheetham. Clattering indie rock with nods to The Velvet Underground, Pixies and mid-’70s Bob Dylan filtered through Glasgow’s very musical veins.
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Radiohead
Pablo Honey

There were a lot of famous records released in the 1990s with babies on the cover. Along with Nirvana’s Nevermind and Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die, Radiohead’s 1993 debut Pablo Honey is one of the decade’s most famous be-babied records. You’ll know by now that the band themselves have an indifferent (at best) relationship with this album, but heard with modern ears this is a perfectly fine example of golden-age grungey alternativa. It's got, y'know, 'Creep' on it.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Happy Mondays
Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches

It would be fair, I think, to classify Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches as a classic album, crystallising for many a certain era of totally losing it. Happily for those people, Rhino are reissuing the Happy Mondays’ third album for its 25th anniversary, on vinyl (180g no less).
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall (Expanded Edition)

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! Here we have a deluxe double pack that combines the (relatively) ‘mainstream’ The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall with The Wonderful and Frightening Escape Route of The Fall. Bargainous reissue goodness.
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Arctic Monkeys
Whatever People Say I Am

Debut album from Los Angeles' neé Sheffield's finest from back when they were four scrappy kids with big fringes, before the smart shirts and slicked back hair. Even now the young Alex Turner's lyrics are genuinely impressive in how vivid a vision of the People's Republic of South Yorkshire they can create. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Kim Gordon
No Home Record

A new solo record from the iconoclastic Kim Gordon, co-founder of Sonic Youth and an acclaimed solo artist since their demise. No Home Record is preoccupied with the feelings of transience and displacement - both physical and spiritual - that go hand-in-hand with modern existence, and consists of nine tracks of exploratory alternative rock.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Savage Mansion
Weird Country

Savage Mansion hail from Glasgow. They are led by Craig Angus and play melodic guitar-based indie rock. Support slots with Frightened Rabbit piqued the interest of Johnny Lynch, AKA Pictish Trail, who signed them to his Lost Map label. BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and Gideon Coe rate them highly as does Bob Nastanovic - the auxiliary drummer / shouting guy from Pavement. Weird Country is the band’s second album.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Radiohead
Kid A

Kid A is still Radiohead's most challenging album and the furthest they've headed into electronic textures but it's all the better for it. The band channelled the sounds they were hearing on records by the likes of Autechre and applied them to their own sound. Such a different beast from OK Computer but a very innovative and important record.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

black midi
Schlagenheim

black midi are one of the most exciting acts to come out of...um....we presume London in some time. Signed to Rough Trade and fond of creating a enigmatic image,  this is their much anticipated debut. We at least have their names now (there's at least one double-barrelled in there) and we've been given the slither of info that this was recorded with Speedy Wunderground's Dan Carey. Could be one of the year's biggest new things.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Datsuns
Headstunts

New Zealand hard rockers The Datsuns will soon be releasing their seventh album. While we wait for that to be unleashed, we have a reissue of their fourth album from 2008, Headstunts. The observant smarties among you will already have noticed that the title is, in fact, an anagram of The Datsuns. Contains the singles So Long and Human Error.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Wand
Golem

Los Angeles psychedelic warriors Wand return with their second album of heavy, heavy jams. Whereas their debut for Ty Segall’s God? imprint was heavy on the ol' synthetic texture, this one has more of a live feel. In short, it rocks, as you might expect given that it's the group's inaugural release for their new label In The Red.
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Melvins
Houdini

American noise (then) trio Melvins were named after a grocery store supervisor who was despised by the band member who worked under him. Houdini was their fifth studio album, and the first on major label Atlantic (who dropped them 2 albums later). Championed by grunge Gods Nirvana, 'Houdini' was essentially the band's break-through album. Reissued for your pleasure on lovely gatefold vinyl.

Flat Worms
Antarctica

Flat Worms return with their third album in around four years, and on Antarctica, the group’s already punishing sound continues to get harsher and more brutal. Recorded in just six days with the help of Ty Segall and Steve Albini, it seeks to provide bleak yet darkly humorous commentary upon the state of the world today. 

Angel Olsen
All Mirrors

On her fourth album, All Mirrors, Angel Olsen shows us her darkest side. Its introspective nature was an important step for Olsen. Through its brooding tones and lyrics she tells us about learning to trust yourself and move on, find peace in your own company. Valuable lessons, perhaps. On Jagjaguwar.

Reciprocate
Yeah Well

Reciprocate formed following the break-up of Shield Your Eyes. Their music flies in the face of what’s cool and acceptable for an underground rock band to do. They write romantic love songs but doing this gives them the kick they need. And it has to be said, they are played with a soulful vibe and the gusto of Keith Moon driving a Chrysler into an ornamental pond (the Roll Royce in a swimming pool thing is myth). Yeah Well is their new album
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Giant Sand
Ramp

Giant Sand appear to have been providing parched missives since the beginning of time. Ramp was their 1991 effort which saw guest spots from the likes of Lucinda Williams and is seen as one of their best. For the uninitiated this is a well that is worth delving into. The collective play a kind of late night lounge music with shards of brutal guitar. This 2CD re-issue features a bonus disc containing a further live session. 

Worriers
You Or Someone You Know

You or Someone You Know is the third album by American punk rock band Worriers. The Brooklyn four-piece have made boundary-pushing album with the assistance of veteran producer John Agnello who has worked with giants such as Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Kurt Vile. The album asks how the state of the world affects out relationships with one another.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Josef K
The Only Fun In Town

'The Only Fun In Town' is the first, last, and only album from Scottish post-punkers Josef K. It's an album that gets straight to the point, clocking in at under half an hour. It's angular and sharp, with screeching guitars and fizzy drums all underpinned by Paul Haig's yelpy, tremulous vocals. Reissued on lovely clear vinyl by Les Disques du Crepuscule. 

Crippled Black Phoenix
We Shall See Victory

Formed 16 years ago between Mogwai bassist Dominic Aitchison and multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves (variously Electric Wizard, Iron Monkey and Se Delan), Crippled Black Phoenix have long challenged their audiences both on record and in the live arena. We Shall See Victory sees them at their finest at the latter, a double-disc set recorded live in the Swiss city of Bern during their 2012 tour. 

Catherine Wheel
Ferment

Coming in at a solid no 23 in Pitchfork's Top Shoegaze albums, Music on Vinyl have had the good sense to issue Catherine Wheel's now classic 'Ferment' on vinyl. It contains several despatches of noisy shoegaze which is clear cut and rocky rather than woozy. Perhaps closer to Ride than anything else the band used thrashy guitars to create great thumping melodies to leap around your house to when the baby is asleep.  
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The Boo Radleys
Everything's Alright Forever

Before Liverpool band The Boo Radleys were one of the most played bands on British radio with chart hits like Wake Up Boo! they were a much loved, if lesser known, shoegaze band signed to Alan McGee’s Creation label. Everything’s Alright Forever was their second album, originally released in 1992.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2305C)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Elephant Tree
Habits

Nearly half a decade of touring has made London’s Elephant Tree one of the tightest practitioners of doom-rock and prog-rock around. In 2020, they return with their third studio album Habits, produced to pin-point perfection at The Church studios and which could see them burst out from the underground. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Galaxie 500
Today

Debut album of the short-lived dream pop band. Galaxie 500 are the kind of band whose mastery of texture and unrepentant slowness makes them an ideal salve for the mind. I don't know how hectic life is on a Tugboat, but if I was on one, I'd be content knowing this calming trio were at the helm. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

OCS
Live In San Francisco

OCS. Oh Sees. Thee Oh Sees. All the same thing. This is OCS Live In San Francisco. This was originally released as a very limited 4LP set. Now we have a 2LP version which will be much easier to get your hands on. It is released via Rock Is Hell, a label which released some early stuff by Thee Oh Sees. 2LP on Rock Is Hell limited to 1700 copies.
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Cornershop
England Is A Garden

In calling out Morrissey for racism waaay before it become blindingly obvious he had some pretty unsavoury views, being a multi-ethnic indie band in the white boy dominated '90s, having an actual number one hit with Brimful of Asha, Cornershop have already done it all. Yet 30 years after forming, they still have a commitment to the cause with the release of their ninth studio album England is a Garden. Expect the usual splicing of styles including disco, funk, Indian raga and glam rock. 

The Wedding Present
George Best

The ever-prolific pioneers of UK indie, The Wedding Present, are embarking on an extensive reissue campaign, releasing five albums, two compilations and an EP from the band’s ‘80s and 90’s output, all of which are expanded multi-disc sets crammed with bonus material, extensive sleeve notes, art work and general Weddos emphemera. Most synonymous for their familiar depiction of relationships using acerbic wit, frontman David Gedge is a virtuoso when it comes to the bittersweet love song. Originally released in 1987, ‘George Best’ was the anticipated debut album by The Wedding Present, and saw the band do what they do best: create perfectly primitive, high-energy guitar-pop music about love and heartbreak. Lyrically some of Gedge’s most simple but much-loved songs; ‘George Best’ helped to create the Wedding Present’s definitive nuanced sound, and maintained their status as pillars of jangle pop. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Willie J Healey
Twin Heavy

Willie J Healy hails from Oxfordshire and he sings and writes songs. He was very nearly a boxer, but a few Neil Young records soon put him on the path he’s confidently strutting down now. Twin Heavy is his latest album and going by the first single to be lifted from it, Why You Gotta Do It, it seems he’s going down a Phil Spector path, thankfully only in terms of the sound of his records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Waxahatchee
Cerulean Salt

Waxahatchee re-emerges as a full on indie rock star on Cerulean Salt, crafting songs with small flourishes and delicate melodies that work around a proper band structure. The same emotions of relationship grief resonate as did on the sparse American Weekend, but this record shows a maturer and more precise songwriter.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Metro Trinity
Die Young

The short-lived but much-loved Manchester indie outfit Metro Trinity (whose number at one point included future Doves guitarist Andy Williams) earn a re-issue of their Die Young EP, originally released back in early 1987 on their own Cafeteria label. Here, three of its four tracks are pressed on white 7” vinyl via Optic Nerve. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Push The Sky Away

You've heard him repeatedly on Peaky Blinders so if you haven't already caught up with Nick Cave's sixteen or so studio albums with his Bad Seeds then there's no time like the present. Push the Sky Away was his 2013 album which showed that time had withered none of his songwriting and arrangement skills. It's a slow moving record of stripped down songs and heartfelt paeans somewhat at odds perhaps with the more brutal landscapes of his records earlier in the decade but showcasing the more introspective side of his oeuvre.   
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

girl in red
Beginnings

Starting life as a bedroom project only last year, 20 year old Norwegian artist Marie Ulven has taken her girl in red music an awfully long way in a very short time. Both melodic and abrasive, 'Beginnings' showcases nine of her best songs so far, including the morbidly hilarious 'dead girl in the pool'.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

BOB
Convenience

First released in 1989 and placing highly in John Peel’s Festive Fifty was indie classic ‘Convenience’ by BOB. It now gets a 30th anniversary re-issue on coloured 7” vinyl (the customer will get a randomly chosen red, amber or green disc) with a postcard, sticker and poster via the Optic Sevens re-issue series, backed with previously unreleased track 'Coquette'.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Grouper
The Man Who Died In His Boat

Originally released in 2013, this album was recorded by Liz Harris alongside her best-known work, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill. It’s in the same stylistic ballpark - ethereal, heavily reverbed electric guitar and vocals with dark and mysterious undercurrents, sometimes swimming into clearer focus when Harris switches to acoustic. Out of print for a while and now back on CD.

Teenage Fanclub
Man-Made

Further re-issues of Teenage Fanclub's later, slightly lesser known works. Man-Made was originally released in 2005 (how time flies) and once again showcases their mellow, gently maturing brand of jangle pop and classic rock. They travelled from their native Scotland to Chicago to record this with Tortoise's John McEntire who adds subtle shades and textures to their loveable comfy jumper form of guitar music. This re-issues comes with a bonus 7" of rare tracks.    
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Pulp
His 'n' Hers (25th Anniversary Edition)

As a celebration of Pulp's salt-of-the-earth DIY pop, the 1994 released hit record 'His 'n' Hers' is re-issued with extra audio quality. As the band's fourth album, and one which will always be remembered as their breakthrough, sexual encounters, social class and voyeurism are all covered with a heavy dose of Jarvis Cocker's dry wit.
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The Motorcycle Boy
Scarlet

The Motorcycle Boy were an indie pop band who formed in Edinburgh in 1987. The band was made up from former members of the Shop Assistants and Meat Whiplash. Their only album, 'Scarlet', was shelved by their label, Chrysalis, and the band split. Fortunately Forgotten Astronaut have got it down from the shelf and released it, some 32 years after it was recorded. Includes their indie chart hit, 'Big Rock Candy Mountain'.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert
Cut To Black

After a debut, a Christmas album, and a live album, Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert are ready to say goodbye. The aptly titled 'Cut To Black' is the last thing the two will ever release (or so they say...). Moffat is still doing his sad sing-talk thing, Hubbert is still doing his stylish acoustic guitar thing. Fair play to them for stopping when the going's good.
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Black Lips
Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart

Fire Records presents the ninth studio album from Atlantan garage rockers Black Lips, now veterans of the scene despite their notoriously riotous on-stage antics, vomiting and all. Barbed and vicious, Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart shows the band haven’t necessarily matured with age, but merely become more aware of the world around them. 

Bill Callahan
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

Guess what? Bill Callahan got married....and fathered a child. Lovely news but what it has meant is that Bill's music has taken a back seat in recent years to the rigours and glories of family life. He's more that made up for it though with this 20 track album of new material. Don't panic though, not an endless double album these are short, sharp compositions exemplifying his songwriting talents.         

Radiohead
The Bends

'The Bends' was Radiohead's second LP and the one that marked a sea change from their early grungy rock towards the more nuanced arty and sometimes abrasive music they make today. It features several of their more well known songs such as 'Fake Plastic Trees' and 'Street Spirit' and it's more synth led, experimental tone slowly points forward to future classics such as 'OK Computer' and 'Kid A'.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bodega
Witness Scroll

Bodega - the band everyone is saying sound like Parquet Courts before Parquet Courts became a bit less Parquet Courts - drop a live LP. Witness Scroll features recordings culled from gigs in Glasgow and London back in May 2018. You’ll be familiar with most of the tunes here if you dug the band’s recent Endless Scroll album. However, new cut ‘No Vanguard Revival’ and an updated version of Bodega Bay oldie ‘Stain Glaze’ should satisfy your craving for fresh meat. Most of the Witness Scroll vinyl are clear, but there's also a chance that you'll get one of the special glow-in-the-dark editions which have been sent out at random. Lucky dip!
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Sideways to New Italy

Having scored one of the sleeper hits of the indie scene in 2018 with their debut Hope Downs, Australian quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever waste no time in making a follow-up. Sideways To New Italy concerns how their relationships to their home country have changed in the aftermath of relentlessly touring the world over the last few years. 
  • Vinyl LP (SP1360X)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Howl & The Hum
Human Contact

York-based indie newcomers The Howl & The Hum deliver their long-awaited debut full-length album. Ironically titled Human Contact in the context of the coronavirus lockdown, it specifically addresses the distinctly modern sense of loneliness that non-stop social media can engender in us, a phenomenon where we're bombarded with head-spinning promises of something new and different just around the corner, yet we can never escape our past, and with it, our sense of regret.
  • Vinyl Double LP (THATH005LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
Hex Enduction Hour

Arguably the single greatest album in The Fall’s 41 year history, 1982’s Hex Enduction Hour documents Mark E. Smith at the peak of his powers, fronting the most powerful lineup of the band. Steve Hanley’s bass is generally to the fore, flanked by guitarists Craig Scanlon and Marc Riley, and crucially featuring the twin drums of Paul Hanley and Karl Burns. At this point MES had a knack for combining kitchen-sink realism with the uncanny and supernatural, refracted through a Burroughs-esque prism. Recorded in a draughty cinema in Hitchin and a cave in Reykjavík, the album is bombastic, abstract, abrasive, hilarious, belligerent and utterly exhilarating. The original crammed an hour of music onto a single LP, but this remastered Superior Viaduct reissue achieves much better sound quality than letting it sprawl over a double. If you’re looking for a way in to a potentially bewildering discography, start here!
  • Vinyl Triple LP (BREDT780)
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The Hold Steady
Thrashing Thru The Passion

The Hold Steady have been making a slow, but...ahem...steady comeback recently. Their new album, Thrashing Thru The Passion, is the culmination of that steady comeback. It contains five songs recorded between 2017 and 2019 that have only been downloadable until now, and five brand new bar room bangers.
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Broken Social Scene
Live at Third Man Records

Veteran Canadian collective Broken Social Scene get the Third Man treatment, with a brief, five-track live set being captured, mixed and mastered in real time via the label’s completely unique live venue and direct-to-acetate lathe cutting studio. Live at Third Man Records is thus the iconic band’s first widely available live album. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

caroline
Dark blue

Caroline are a three-piece from London. They build their songs from a wide range of influences such as emo, Appalachian folk, dance and minimalist classical music. Not content with a song being simply done, they deconstruct and reconstruct until they have the finished article. Dark Blue is their debut 12” single.
  • Vinyl 12" (RT0125T)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool

Hello. Thom. It's me. The Radioheadmaster. Your teachers and I are all becoming a little concerned with your workrate. We all agree you're spending a little too much time on BitTorrent and not enough time on your studies. As such we're decided it's best you repeat the fourth grade -- I trust a second attempt at "True Love Waits", "Identikit" and "Desert Island Disk" won't be asking too much. Now please stop looking pensively at your shoes and get to English Lit. What's that? "A Moon Shaped Pool"? You're expelled.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Vundabar
Either Light

Boston band Vundabar return with Ether Light, the follow-up to 2018’s Smell Smoke. It sees the band, a traditionally an off-kilter indie rock band prone to wig-outs, trying out some new sounds. They dabble with drum machines, loops, samples and synths and used the vocal talents of Slow Pulp’s Emily Massey too. It was produced by Patrick Hyland who has worked on the last three Mitski albums.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Hole
Live Through This

Second album by Hole, first released in 1994 during a busy time in Courtney Love’s life. The grunge hardcore thrashings of their debut were still present, but coated with a poppier sheen and with clearer, catchier song constructions. Live Through This is possibly Hole’s finest record, and it is receiving a vinyl reissue courtesy of Universal.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Warm Digits
Flight of Ideas

Warm Digits is a lovely, comfortable, cosy name for a band, don’t ya think? The Newcastle-based duo return with Flight of Ideas. Bouncing synths, a blizzard of guitar and some day-glo jittering funk are topped off with guest vocals from Paul Smith of Maximo Park, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and Emma Pollock.

Seazoo
Joy

After they were shortlisted for the 2018 Welsh Music Prize for their debut Trunks and bagged support slots with IDLES and The Lovely Eggs, big things are rightly expected of Seazoo’s second album Joy. Specialising in grin-inducing, heart-leaping indie pop, their exceptional live form has accurately been captured by producers Ben Trow and Mike Collins. 

The Lovely Eggs
Still Second Rate

Arriving on ‘snot green’ coloured 7” vinyl and adorned with artwork from Casey Raymond, ‘Still Second Rate’ is the second single to be released from The Lovely Eggs’ upcoming sixth album I Am Moron. Steeped in humorous contempt for modern culture, it includes a recreation of the Working Tax Credit Hotline hold music. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Peel Dream Magazine
Agitprop Alterna

Motorik beats, melodic and discordant. Agitprop Alterna is the second album album from Peel Dream Magazine. I can only say that it must be good because the loose collective, helmed by New York musician Joe Stevens, have been likened to Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab and Sarah Records bands. How very exciting!

The Lovely Eggs
I Am Moron

Holly Ross and David Blackwell return with a very much needed new Lovely Eggs album, after two years of a stale industry blithely soundtracking the collapse of civility in Britain. Working again with Dave Fridmann, the bluntly titled I Am Moron adds an even more psychedelic aspect to the duo’s already distinctive take on folk and pop. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The National
High Violet (Expanded Edition)

High Violet is arguably the best album by The National. It was originally released in 2010 and has been expanded for this 10th anniversary edition. It’s spread over three LPs with the original album taking up the first records. The third LP is made up of alternate takes and live tracks that have never been released on vinyl before. Bloodbuzz Ohio, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks and Terrible Love are among the tracks on this classic album.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (4AD0244LPX)
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fever Ray
Fever Ray

It's easy to forget that Fever Ray’s eponymous debut LP somewhat blindsided the alternative musicsphere when it first emerged in 2009. Previously known for xer work in The Knife, this album saw Karin Dreijer strike out on xer own with a collection of eerie, shapeshifting synthetic pop. The slew of comparisons to Björk which accompanied ‘Fever Ray’s initial release are somewhat correct if also very lazy. Contemporaneous records from Glasser and Forest Swords feel closer to the mark.
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  • V2
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bo Ningen
B.C

The first new material in a while from Japanese four piece Bo Ningen. An album is due soon but in the age old tradition, they have released a taster 7". The lead track B.C showcases a slightly more accessible sound than some of their fearsome earlier work and is backed by a remix from their fellow countryman Foodman. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Art Brut
Bang Bang Rock & Roll

'Bang Bang Rock & Roll' is the debut album from angular indie types Art Brut. It was released back in 2005 when the alternative music-scape looked very different to how things are now, when post-punk revival was nearing its decline but popular acts like Franz Ferdinand and The Rakes emerged. Nathan Barley was big, and the NME was promoting bands who mostly wore red trousers. All shouty, theatrical declarations and sharp riffing, the album was widely celebrated upon release. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Born Ruffians
Juice

It did well for Lizzo, so Born Ruffians thought they’d piggy back her success by calling their new album Juice. Of course, the Canadian four-piece play an angular brand of indie rock and not scantily-clad flute pop. This album has a more polished approach from the band and sees them mining the mid-70s for  sounds.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

TOPS
I Feel Alive

If you want a bit of guitar pop with literary lyrics and sublime hooks, then look no further, I Feel Alive is the fourth album from Canadian band, TOPS. The album has a defiantly ‘80s sound with a soft rock feel that, in terms of production, occasionally veers into Like A Virgin-era Madonna (remember that album was a Chic production). This could well soundtrack your summer.

Yammerer
Reality Escape Resort EP

This sounds rather exciting. Yammerer have already been getting plaudits from the likes of Tom Robinson and Clash magazine and play an energetic full-throttle style of post-punk that recalls the Fall and Gang of Four. It may be discordant but it is also kinetic and if you have feet then they will be moving by the end of the first track here. I predict big things.   

Pearl Jam
Gigaton

Legendary Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam emerge from hibernation for their first studio album in seven years. Their 11th effort overall, Gigaton promises to be a politically and ecologically aware experience, indicated by Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen’s image of a Norwegian ice cap melting to the extent that it’s created a waterfall. And fear not, PJ fans, there’s another of the band’s iconic world tours on the way as well! 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nirvana
In Utero

Nirvana’s In Utero, the album that famously followed Nevermind with a more caustic, cutting sound. Pretty emotionally and sonically heavy, particularly for a record that reached number one in the US. Includes "Heart-Shaped Box", "Rape Me", and the title track, which is essentially designed to be poppy enough to entice listeners into the abrasive depths of the record. Reissued on vinyl by Back To Black.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Strokes
First Impressions Of Earth

Unless you are a fan it's easy to forget that the Strokes made four further albums following their groundbreaking 'Is This It' masterclass. 'First Impressions of Earth' was their awfully titled third LP released in 2006 and was perhaps their difficult third album showing the band soldiering on once the hype machine died down. Still, it contains their usual small cluster of playlist-filling indie-rock not quite classics.   
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Elbow
Live at The Ritz - An Acoustic Performance

Just what we need in these times of crisis - the warm, avuncular sound of Guy Garvey's voice heading up his soft rock mainstays Elbow. Live At The Ritz is a collection of recordings from a selection of acoustic-based shows they did around the release of their last album Giants of All Sizes. It will either be a comforting, familiar blanket or send you racing for the latest Merzbow release but for fans it couldn't be better timed. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Eels
Beautiful Freak

Very prolific and very sad, Mark "E" Everett has released literally tonnes of records at this point, but it all began with 'Beautiful Freak', a record that predated his infatuation with indie pop, twee theatrics and maudlin slowcore; this record has shades of grunge, trip-hop and alt rock, featuring the classic single "Novocaine For the Soul", as well as "Susan's House", which samples a Gladys Knight song and turns it into a spoken word nightmare. His creepiest, hardest to listen to and ultimately best record, Eels would never capture this disgusting sort of magic again.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Kurt Vile
Childish Prodigy (10th Anniversary Edition)

Matador re-releases Kurt Vile’s 2009 album Childish Prodigy on light-blue coloured vinyl to mark its 10th anniversary. It was the third solo record from Vile in a little under two years, released around a year after he had quit The War On Drugs (that band’s lead singer, Adam Granduciel, was still a key member of Vile’s backing band The Violators) and the point at which his career really began to pick up momentum. Includes a purple 7” single of ‘He’s Alright’, originally hidden away as a bonus track on the CD. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Rowland S. Howard
Teenage Snuff Film

Teenage Snuff Film was the first solo album by the legendary Rowland S. Howard. It was originally released in 1999.  There’s a cover of Billy Idol’s White Wedding and Bad Seed Mick Harvey contributes his instrumental talents. Of Course, Howard had a rich musical history behind him by this time with The Birthday Party, Crime & The City Solution, These Immortal Souls and various collaborations with the likes of Lydia Lunch and Fad Gadget. Reissue on Mute.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fassine
Forge

For their third studio album, London electronica outfit Fassine look at figures who live stoically at the fringes and extremes of modern British society, as well as marginalised communities. Forge is also instrumentally both heavier and more forceful than when the trio last released a full-length three years ago. 

The Stroppies
The Stroppies

Melbourne-based The Stroppies took inspiration from Guided By Voices and The Great Unwashed in getting ideas recorded as quickly as possible so they were never standing still creatively. Starting out as a three-piece, they added a drummer following their wish to create more than the limiting nature of keyboard drum beats would allow. Despite fleshing-out their sound, their lo-fi, DIY charm still remains intact. The Stroppies are comprised from members of bands such as The Stevens, Dick Diver and See/Saw. Self-titled mini-LP on Tough Love Records, limited to 300 copies.
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Current Joys
Live at Kilby Court

A twenty-track double vinyl package, Live At Kilby Court sees Nick Rattigan blister through a set of fan favourites at the eponymous venue in Utah’s Salt Lake City under his Current Joys moniker. With the benefit of a four-piece band arrangement, classics have never sounded better. Includes a version of unreleased track ‘Altered States’. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (DCR100VIN)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Rifles
Live At The Roundhouse

A double-LP live album featuring songs spanning their decade-and-a-half career, Live At The Roundhouse captures Essex’s The Rifles in their natural habitat. Having toiled around the nation’s live circuit for so many years building up their devoted fanbase, this 20-track set feels like the culmination of a life’s work. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (COOKLP764)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Purple Mountains
Purple Mountains

Here it is then. Purple Mountains. The new name for David Berman. The new name for Silver Jews. We were promised hand crafted country rock full of wit and wisdom and and that's exactly what we got. It's rare a late career album builds so thoughtfully on a musical legacy. From 'Magaritas at the Mall' to 'I Loved Being My Mother's Son', 'Purple Mountains' is an instant classic.

Girl Band
Going Norway

Girl Band broke their 4 year hiatus with noisy single, 'Shoulderblades'. Now we have it’s follow-up, 'Going Norway'. Like its predecessor it is noisy and it is taken from the Irish band’s second album, 'The Talkies', which the follow-up to 2015’s 'Holding Hands With Jamie'. Girl Band remain one of the most thrillingly abrasive bands around.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Arctic Monkeys
Black Treacle

I don't even remember this Arctic Monkeys song. Probably because it was the fourth single taken from their fourth album Suck it and See. My loss though as it's a lovely track not dissimilar from Cornerstone. Fans of all things Sheffield will be pleased to see Richard Hawley turn up on B side You and I. 7" re-press on Domino. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Stroppies
Whoosh

Melbourne band The Stroppies are comprised of members of bands such as Twerps, Tyrannamen and Boomgates. Their sound recalls bands from the classic mid-’80s to mid-’90s era of the Flying Nun label such as The Clean and The Bats. Their new album is Whoosh. They are fronted by Gus Lord, a name with a certain je ne se quoi worth mentioning.  LP and CD on Tough Love.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Young Knives
Barbarians

Judging by their  new single, Sheep Tick, Young Knives have taken a wildly different approach to their fifth album, Barbarians. They have a darker sound and there are more electronics and less of the snappy XTC-influenced indie that I know them for. The sound does suit the subject matter, however, with them using Straw Dogs, a novel by John Gray, to assess if violence is just part of human nature and how we cope with that.
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  • Vinyl LP (GADZOOK108LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Talk Show
These People

This brand new EP from South London band Talk Show further cements them as one of the capital’s best new indie outfits. Inspired by fragments of overheard conversations and ads on public transport, the four tracks of These People reflects the modern world of increased alienation and atomisation. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Catholic Action
Celebrated By Strangers

Glasgow band Catholic Action received a Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) nomination for their debut album. Their second album, Celebrated By Strangers, is set to continue their upward trajectory with fuzzy guitars, squawking saxes, melodies to die for and hefty digs at the wealthy establishment. On Modern Sky.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The La's
The La's

Oh those poor the La's. Just imagine the internet meltdown if they ever decided to release another note of music. As it is we have to make do with their debut and only album being re-issued over and over and over again. It is of course a brilliant record despite what Lee Mavers thinks and here it is once again on 180g vinyl with download code.  
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Subways
All Or Nothing

The Subways made a splash when they formed in the early ‘00s. They are beginning to reminisce about those early days with a tour and reissues of their early albums. All Or Nothing, their second album,  was originally released in 2008 and was produced by the legendary Nvermind producer and Garbage man Butch Vig. The LP will be pressed on orange vinyl. It’s also available as a 2CD package.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Killers
Imploding The Mirage

Imploding The Mirage is the seventh album by The Killers. It’s their first since 2017’s Wonderful, Wonderful and, of course, since their triumphant Glastonbury headline set. The lead single from the album is called Caution, it features a guest appearance from the legendary Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

John Frusciante
The Empyrean (10 Year Anniversary Issue)

The last Frusciante reissue we got in - 2005's 'Curtains' - ended up being our surprise best seller of 2019, such is the almost cult-like devotion his solo work enjoys and the sheer demand for it on vinyl. Originals of 2009's 'The Empyrean' sometimes fetch similarly silly prices over on Discogs, and so we're expecting this latest reissue - featuring contributions from Jonny Marr and RHCP bandmate Flea - to fly off the shelves too. Be quick!
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Dears
Lovers Rock

Montréal indie rockers The Dears will release their eighth LP on May 15 with Dangerbird Records. Led by husband and wife duo Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak, The Dears offer up a resigned yet pulsatingly anxious album to reflect what they see as the doomed times we’re living in. Influences for this album take in the eclectic range of anything from Krautrock to Burt Bacharach.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock