Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Frightened Rabbit
Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of The Midnight Organ Fight

Before the tragic death of Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit had planned to release this Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of The Midnight Organ Fight, to celebrate that album's tenth anniversary by asking their friends to play songs from the album. Now, the likes of Biffy Clyro and the Twilight Sad enact an even more profound act of remembrance. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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. 

Swervedriver
Ejector Seat Reservation

Though Oxford's second best shoegaze band Swervedriver reached big audiences with their first couple of records, their third fell somewhat under the radar in 1995. Never mind though as now it has been re-issued for you to rediscover. It's a mixture of tough shoegaze, dreamy rock music and a hint of blues that serves to prove that shoegaze wasn't just for wimps.     

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'.   
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Protomartyr
The Agent Intellect

‘The Agent Intellect’ is the third release from Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr (featuring Joe Casey on vocals, Greg Ahee on guitar, Alex Leonard on drums and Scott Davidson on bass guitar). Frontman Joe Casey describes the sample track ‘Why Does It Shake?’ as a "back-handed ode to humanity's resilient self regard in the face of inevitable oblivion. Then the trap door opens.” It’s a dark, seething industrial track with an aggressive undercurrent that sounds a bit like Joy Division.

Cagework
Cagework

Cagework hail from South-West England. They look to US ‘80s and ‘90s alternative music for their inspiration. Post-hardcore, lo-fi, emo and weird folk all feature in their work. A stand alone single, 'Simmer', was released in 2018 and received airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens and Gideon Coe. Their eponymous debut album is short, but perfectly formed. On Physical Education Recordings.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Gomez
Liquid Skin (20th Anniversary Edition)

After Gomez recorded most of their debut, Bring It On, in a garage on a four track, its success meant that follow-up Liquid Skin enjoyed a very different birth. The album was recorded in top-notch studios, allowing them more sonic scope with the music being informed by their experiences of touring America. 

Palace
Life After

Life After is the second album by London-based alt-rock trio, Palace. It is the follow-up to their 2016 debut Long Forever. Like many albums that have been made over the years, this one deals with loss. It also, as the title may suggest, deals with picking up the pieces and moving on. A hopeful record. On Fiction.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Soft Cavalry
The Soft Cavalry

The Soft Cavalry are a brand new duo featuring Steve Clarke and his wife who just happens to be the rather talented Rachel Goswell from Slowdive. Their self-titled debut is filled with dreamy and dramatic songs that takes its cues from Pink Floyd, Talk Talk and Mansun. Double LP and CD on Bella Union.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Eels
Daisies Of The Galaxy

Eels! That’s how the brief Superbowl advert that bandleader E put together goes, and it is also how we responded when we saw the crate-load of reissued Eels albums that Universal have sent through to us. Daisies Of The Galaxy, the third of the band’s records, is filled with high-quality leftfield indie-pop, including semi-hit single ‘Mr E’s Beautiful Blues’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Joy Division
Still

Funny when you reach the stage in a band’s life (or afterlife in this case I suppose) when even the compilations are being reissued. That said, the material remains crucial, always good to have the stuff available on vinyl. Still, first out in 1981, brings together Joy Division material that was unreleased at that time, including live recordings.

Spiral Stairs
We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized

Third solo album from Pavement co-founder and guitarist Scott Kannberg, known professionally as Spiral Stairs. Recorded with a number of previous collaborators, including members of the short-lived Preston School of Industry, We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized promises some of the most immediately accessible music of Kannberg’s career. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Tijuana Panthers
Carpet Denim

Scratch beneath the surface of the ostensibly sunny, energetic, catchy, Californian surf-punk of Tijuana Panthers and you’ll find a more wonderfully weird band than you might expect. Less 'Surfin’ USA' and more Freakshop USA. Carpet Denim is their wonderfully titled fourth album for Innovative Leisure.

Various
Brought To Light

FatCat records have a long history of signing artists based on the strength of their labels, including now popular acts like Animal Collective, The Twilight Sad and Max Richter. Here on 'Brought to Light', they focus on DIY guitar music, choosing Cowtown, The Leaf Library, Lightning Bug and more. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Peter Cat Recording Co.
Bismillah

The charmingly named Peter Cat Recording Co. are an equally charming indie rock band based in New Delhi. There's a thoughtfulness to the music on Bismillah, found between their lead singers doo-wop vocals, and the richness of a brass section. The band also reach for the occasional R&B influence. On Panache.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

DMA'S
MTV Unplugged Live

The legendary MTV Unplugged Live series puts Anglophile rockers DMA’S under the microscope, making them one of the few Australian acts to be granted the honour. Re-arranging their boisterous tunes for acoustic guitars, pianos and strings, the Britpop-indebted trappings of their songs are largely gone and reveal some proper emotional heft. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Kyle Craft
Showboat Honey

The third LP from Sub Pop’s Kyle Craft is also the first he’s made with a full-time backing band. They’re called Showboat Honey, and the album that they’ve helped create is also called Showboat Honey. Craft cuts a charismatic figure here, presenting an impassioned rocker schtick ala Ezra Furman but with a bit more grungy bite in his grooves.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

No Hot Ashes
Hardship Starship

Having bagged support slots from the likes of Spring King, Blossoms and The Amazons over the last few years, as well as patronage from BBC Radio 6Music, Hardship Starship is the debut full-length album from No Hot Ashes. They’ve decided to drop their string of pre-existing singles in making the tracklist, and let these 11 tracks sink or swim on their own merit. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Papa M
A Broke Moon Rises

The main morsel of information to glean from the press release is that David Pajo's son is at least 29 years old.  Dad meanwhile after having thrown it all out there with the cathartic 'Highway Songs' returns to a more acoustic based sound using layers of guitars to build up his affecting compositions. This could be very lovely indeed. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fat White Family
Feet

Beloved by their fans and derided by doubters, the ever-divisive Fat White Family take their bow on Domino Records for forthcoming third album Serfs Up!, due for release later in 2019. With an emphasis on rhythm and mood, 'Feet' is its lead-off single, which represents a bit of the change in the bands style up to and including auto-tune.
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Roy Montgomery
Suffuse

The Pin Group/Dissolve/Dadamah member Roy Montgomery drops his latest LP via Grapefruit. Montgomery has seemingly got bored of singing after all his time in the music game. As such he lets others take centre-stage on Suffuse while he potters around in the background with his guitar and effects pedals. Julianna Barwick, She Keeps Bees and Katie von Schleicher are among the guests whose vocals are tacked on to these psych-y, shoegaze-y and very loud-y numbers.

ChameleonsVox
Strange Times... Live!

English post-punkers The Chameleons originally released Strange Times back in September 1986. This new live version of the album was recorded during the group’s 2019 reformation tour at a gig at Preston’s Guildhall, and includes the Where In The World EP that consists of four of the group’s original songs, re-recorded in 2017. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

IDLES
Joy as an Act of Resistance

Imagine if Slaves were not the worst ever of things, and if there were more of them in the band, and if that band also wasn’t Shame. Thus have we IDLES. The Bristol band's second LP Joy As An Act Of Resistance can get a bit punk-by-numbers at times, but there are some properly good tunes in here. ‘Danny Nedelko’ will be a massive festival song for years to come, and I’m absolutely fine with that.

SWANS
Filth

This is the first official reissue for Swans' aptly-titled 1983 debut album in nearly 25 years, featuring a foetal incarnation of their brutal no-wave violence in seasick waves of clattering, clanking noise rock and viscerally howled chants. 'Filth' is the blueprint for many years of harsh, damaged intensity that followed and remains a powerfully unsettling listen. "Fun", said Christgau at the time.

Guided By Voices
Motivational Jumpsuit

Never write off a Guided By Voices album. What at first sometimes sounds like a grey sludgy mess can in time reveal itself as pop confectionary of the highest order. Take Motivational Jumpsuit, the penultimate 'classic line-up' reunion album. It has a pleasingly crunchy mid-fi production through which emerge shards of classic songwriting with the added bonus of some Tobin Sprout gems. Nice price too on this (at the time of writing).   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Soft Walls
Not as Bad as It Seems

Not As Bad As It Seems is the third album by Soft Walls. It was recorded to tape on a trusty 8-track recorder. The guitar-based, drum machine-backed songs trawl through rock, punk, raga, and lo-fi ballads. Thematically it mixes self-critical lyrics with self-help positivity. Apparently, everything is "cranked".

Mark Mulcahy
The Gus

The Gus is the seventh solo album from singer/songwriter, Mark Mulcahy. The lyrics for the album are inspired by the writing of George Saunders. His short stories made Mulcahy sit up and take note, improving his lyric writing and abilities as a storyteller. In recent years Mulcahy has been touring with a reformed Miracle Legion - the band he started his career with in the early ‘80s - alongside his solo work.

Weezer
Make Believe

Weezer reissues! Everyone’s favourite US power-indie-pop hitmakers get pressed up to wax by Universal, getting their post-2000’s work fully available again. Make Believe was released in 2005, smashing into the popular consciousness via the super-single ‘Beverly Hills’. 180g vinyl reissue on Universal.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Julia Shapiro
Perfect Version

Having recorded and toured exhaustively with Chastity Belt for over half a decade, frontwoman Julia Shapiro recorded her first solo record during a period of upheaval in her personal life, suffering from depression as well as the collapse of her relationship. Perfect Version is an album about re-discovering control and personal satisfaction. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Olympia
Flamingo

Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist, Olivia Jayne Bartley, makes music under the name Olympia. Flamingo is her second album, following on from 2016’s Self Talk. Judging by lead track, Hounds, Flamingo will be an album of punchy, 6 Music-friendly alt-pop which could well shift a few units.

The Black Keys
Let's Rock

Surely The Black Keys’ new LP Let’s Rock is named in lieu of the scene in School Of Rock where Jack Black gets Lawrence to do the special handshake that includes doing the can-can with your fingers and saying ‘let’s rock let’s rock today’. It must be, because there’s no way that The Black Keys have already exhausted all possible album titles and ended up plumping for Let’s Rock as anything other than a homage to one of the best films of the 21st Century. I mean, they’re only nine albums deep! You'd have to have really run out of ideas to do a thing like that...

Taffy
Deep Dark Creep Love

Taffy are an indie pop band from from Tokyo, Japan. They take their influences from British indie music, melding the C86 sound with shoegaze and Britpop. Deep Dark Creep Love is the band’s fifth album. This time out they’ve upped the sing-a-long-ability of their choruses and added an extra dimension with lush backing vocals.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Jamie Lenman
Shuffle

Shuffle is the third album by multi-instrumentalist, illustrator and former member of Rueben, Jamie Lenman. It is an album of covers, and judging by his very metal version of the Popeye theme, he hasn’t just added his own twist to the songs, but smashed them to smithereens and rebuilt them in his own vision. Also includes a song by The Beatles and the Taxi Driver theme.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pat Dam Smyth
The Last King

Pat Dam Smyth makes music influenced by various life-affecting events. He grew up in Belfast during the troubles and experienced psychosis whist in Berlin. He also takes influence from the artwork of Nirvana’s In Utero, although seemingly not the music. There are, however, musical nods to Pink Floyd, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Breeders
Title TK

Title TK is the third album by The Breeders. It comes after the band’s 7 year hiatus, following Kelley Deal’s drug bust and stint in rehab. Kim and Kelley deal are the only original members on this record. The album has a sparse feel, like their classic debut, Pod. No doubt down to Kim Deal’s excellent musical efficiency and producer Steve Albini’s unfussy style.
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Courtney Barnett
Nameless, Faceless

Excitement alert! We've scored some copies of the brand new 7" by Courtney Barnett. This is the first taster of new material from her upcoming as yet unannounced LP. This lass is getting very popular indeed and her recent collaboration with Kurt Vile was something of a winner here at the towers. Get in quick as these could be collectors items in years to come.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Lee Ranaldo
Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East

Ex-Sonic Youth man Lee Ranaldo has announced a new live album! Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East was recorded solo at the intimate setting of the popular East London record shop, on the first date of the UK leg of his Electric Trim tour. Performed excitingly 'just-as-he-wanted-them-to-be', the songs in this set are fresh and stripped-back of arrangements, pared down to the simplicity and sturdiness of the structures and the songs themselves. LP on Mute, with a download included for 2 bonus tracks.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Ty Segall
Fried Shallots

Being a non Ty Segall fan I am currently saving a whopping £58 per year not buying his endless stream of records. Someone please tell Martin Lewis. However this new 6 track EP from the garage rock rackateer gives its profits to the American Civil Liberties Union -  a charity protecting the civil liberties of people living in a country dictated to by an orange clown. 

Outer Spaces
Gazing Globe

Born out of a need to move on with her life following the disintegration of a long-term relationship, Cara Beth Satalino’s new Outer Spaces album Gazing Globe puts up a defiant front of bold, melodic indie-pop tunes reminiscent of early R.E.M. It's the old trick of music as therapy, the positive trappings soundtracking her recovery process.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Shudder To Think
Ten Spot

Shudder to Think’s 1990 LP, the first that they dropped on Dischord, is put to wax once again here. In some senses - the palm-muted rhythms, the ferocious tub-thumping, Bad Brains-y squaws of guitar - it’s classic Dischord fare. In others - the theatrical flourishes that pepper each track, some strong glam influence, and a singer pitched somewhere between Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley - it is an outlier in the label’s discography. Worthy of exploration, this edition comes with new artwork by Heather Hendrix Russell.

Hot Water Music
A Flight and a Crash

Late 90s punk-rockers Hot Water Music (not to be confused with classic 90s hip-hop outfit Cold Water Music) are reissuing some their most successful albums. On A Flight and a Crash you can hear the band starting to get the hang of the classic call-and-response choruses. The record is back out on vinyl for what is probably the 17th time.

Starcrawler
I Love LA

LA rockers Starcrawler were lucky enough to have their forthcoming debut album produced by alt. Country superstar Ryan Adams. I Love LA is the second single to be lifted from it and is the follow up to debut single Ants. The band formed after high school buddies Arrow De Wilde (voclas) and Henri Cash (guitar) searched Hollywood for a rhythm section, finding bass player Tim Franco and drummer Austin Smith. Limited edition 7” on Rough Trade.
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Wintersleep
In The Land Of

In The Land Of is the eighth album by highly-rated Canadian indie band, Wintersleep. It was produced by Tony Doogan who has worked with Belle and Sebastian and Mogwai. This, sound-wise, probably lands somewhere between the sound of the two bands as they embrace the quiet/loud dynamic. On Dine Alone.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sophia
As We Make Our Way (Unknown Harbours)

Sophia are back after a seven year hiatus and their droning shoegaze is as razor sharp as ever. As We Make Our Way (Unknown Harbours) is an epic collection of indie-rock with plenty of post-rock guitars and some neoclassical touches added for good measure. Released by The Flower Shop Recordings on vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Tallest Man On Earth
I Love You. It's A Fever Dream.

Despite previously complaining about how uninspiring a tour can be for writing songs, The Tallest Man On Earth has lyrically taken on the tumbleweed lifestyle of continuous touring in his latest release, I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream. Expect more very obviously Bob Dylan-esque vocals and harmonica from the Swedish singer-songwriter on this, his fifth album.

Lewsberg
Lewsberg

Debut self-titled album from Rotterdam based Lewsberg. There's something about English spoken in a Dutch accent that shades everything said with a cutting drollness that perfectly suits the band's Modern Lovers and Minutemen inspired very stripped down rock music. Self-released by the band on Lewsberg Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Idaho
Hearts of Palm

We all remember Idaho from the time they were kind of third in line after American Music Club and Red House Painters in your slowcore hit parade. This is a re-issue of their fifth album released circa 2000. Jeff Martin and pals have always been a bit of an underrated band in the annals of atmospheric rock and  this re-issue precedes a brand new album for 2019.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

New Order
Republic

Remember Republic? The New Order album with sleeve art that looks like a straight-to-video action movie languishing in a VHS bargain bin? Here it is reissued, by Rhino. The 1993 album includes the hit ‘Regret’, and was the last thing released by the band before their long hiatus. Remastered audio!

Body Type
EP1 & EP2

Scruffy lo-fi indie and jangly C86 melodies meet on these two EP releases from Sydney-based quartet Body Type, who have supported the likes of Courtney Barnett and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. EP1 was released late last year, while the second instalment EP2 is soon to follow. For those who want the full picture, we've EP1 & EP2. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dan Lyons
Special People

Former Fat White Family member and co-founder Dan Lyons continues his solo career with his first EP Special People, a five-track collection containing last year’s single ‘Gargoyle’ and the blistering title track that righteously skewers the shallowness of celebrity culture in 2019. 
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Echo Ladies
Echo Ladies

If you’re looking for the precise intersection of Alvvays, The Jesus and Mary Chain and New Order, then Echo Ladies’ EP could be exactly what you need for those late nights lying (alone) on your bedroom floor. Defining their sound as, “the feeling of nostalgia and hope for the future mixed with angst”, these Swedish school-friends are giving shoegaze the defiant female vocals it needs. 

Ought
More Than Any Other Day

First LP from Canadian post-punkers Ought here. ‘Today More Than Any Other Day’ laces a poetic, urgent style ala Parquet Courts with caustic jank in the Nation Of Ulysses vein. Surely one of the best debut records to emerge from the Western rock underground in the 2010s, ‘Today More Than Any Other Day’ contains fan favourites ‘The Weather Song’ and ‘Habit’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Claim
Boomy Tella

The Claim were part of the mid '80s Medway Scene (see also The Prisoners, Billy Childish and The Dentists) and this is a re-issue of their second album which originally emerged in 1988. Theirs was a mod-influenced pop that had serious repercussions on the sound of the young Blur. Here it is remastered and re-presented with liner notes by guitarist David Arnold.  
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Echobelly
On

Everything was simpler back in the ‘90s, wasn’t it. New Labour. ‘Three Lions’. The Millennium Bug. Lovely old job. Slap bang in the middle of the decade we found ourselves contending with Echobelly’s sophomore LP On, a fine collection of Breeders-inspired Britscuzz. Fast forward to the present day and you’ve got yourself this here reissue.

Fruit Bats
Gold Past Life

Gold Past Life by Fruit Bats is the final part of a cathartic trilogy which included singer/songwriter Eric D. Johnson’s 2014 solo album and 2016’s Absolute Loser. The thematic arc that joins the albums involves personal loss and political dissatisfaction, culminating in Johnson working on projects out of his comfort zone whilst recording this album. Neal Casal, Meg Duffy and Greta Morgan are among the guest performers.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Band Of Holy Joy
Neon Primitives

Band of Holy Joy’s latest studio album Neon Primitives attempts to capture the state of political and social unease gripping the country three years after the Brexit referendum - coincidentally, the last time that the band released a record. Rage and melody clash consistently on their latest record, which includes a weird Vincent Gallo cover... 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Titus Andronicus
An Obelisk

An Obelisk is the the sixth album by Shakespeare-monikered New Jersey-ites, Titus Andronicus. This time they chose the legendary Bob Mould to produce their album. It was recorded in Steve Albini’s Chicago studio. All this has led to the band making a more concise, rockier record which clocks in at an efficient 38 minutes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Vital Idles
EP

Glasgow’s Vital Idles follow up 2018’s debut LP, Left Hand, with a new EP simply titled, EP. Their music recalls The Velvet Underground, Young Marble Giants and The Raincoats in a kinda post-punk-meets-indie-pop way. So, this is a good thing, we are sure of it. 4-track 7” EP on Upset The Rhythm.

Divino Nino
Foam

Heavily rhythmical and soulful Latinx guitar-pop rules on Foam, the latest effort from bi-lingual Spanish/English outfit Divino Nino. Hailing from Chicago but founded on a childhood friendship from Bogota between between guitarist Camilo Medina and bassist Javier Forero, these ten tracks are masterfully observed marriages of different musical traditions. 

Travis
Live at Glastonbury 1999

Double-LP live album of Travis’ momentous set on the Other Stage at Glastonbury 1999. With their star-making second album The Man Who released only a month before, their televised performance shot them to international recognition. Those who were there remember a gloriously sunny day being serendipitously interrupted by a downpour during ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ 

Travis
The Man Who (20th Anniversary Edition)

20th anniversary re-issue of The Man Who, the multi-platinum, BRIT Award-winning album that briefly put Travis at the top table of British guitar acts in the aftermath of Britpop. Beyond gutted that noted Travis-fan and post-Britpop theorist Robin no longer works at Norman because his description would have been a lot better than this. 

Night Flight
Night Flight

Night Flight have been likened to Coldplay, although I’m not too sure they’re happy with that comparison. There is a video of them on Twitter covering a Steely Dan song with a strategically placed Big Star album in the background, though, perhaps this points more to their influences. Their self-titled debut album is made up from two previously released EPs and two brand new tracks.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Les Big Byrd
They Worshipped Cats

What a name. What an album title. What an album sleeve! As famously stated in Brass Eye "Cats were worshipped in Ancient Egypt because the Egyptians thought they were funny". The debut album from the Swedish collective incorporates all your favourite types of psych: rock, pop, space and kraut, distilling them into rhythmic sci-fi anthems.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Primal Scream
Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles Volume 2

Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles Vol. 2 is the second part, believe it or not, of a career spanning singles compilation by Primal Scream. This installment covers the period from 2000 to 2016 and features tracks such as Country Girl and Accelerator, along with collaborations with Kate Moss and Sky Ferreira. Double 180g LP on Columbia.

Liars
Titles With The Word Fountain

Last remaining Liar Angus Andrew, who continues to compensate for solitude by cloning himself in every promo photo and video, returns with new album of definitely-not-TFCF-outtakes Titles from the Word Fountain. Packing seventeen not-leftover songs into the programme, from ‘Face in Ski Mask Bodies to the Wind’ and ‘Fantail Creeps’ to ‘Gawking at the Accident’, we at Norman can confirm 100% that a word fountain was involved.

Julian Lynch
Rat's Spit

Rat’s Spit is the new album from Real Estate guitarist and Norman Records favourite, Julian Lynch. His music generally sounds like a slightly weirder, less pop, more fractured version of his parent band, but is certainly not lacking in quality. It’s his 7th album, but first since 2013’s Lines. It sees him mining inspiration from Tears For Fears, Kate Bush, George Clinton, Cocteau Twins, Yes and Steve Vai (Steve Vai?! really?! but he had custom-made guitars with carrying handles cut out of them!) Anyway, if the past is anything to go by, it should be a good ‘un. LP on Ya Reach / Underwater Peoples.
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Juan Wauters
Introducing Juan Pablo

Here he is. That funny little man from the Beets. Makes interesting Jonathan Richman type stuff and has that whole 'who me?' shtick going on. He's a little like Pedro Sanchez from Napolean Dynamite. Does pretty well for himself and has supported Mac De Marco. This is his third album. Enjoy him.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Richard Reed Parry
Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2

Richard Reed Parry is of course part of that colossus of a super-indie band Arcade Fire, but there has always been more to his musicianship than that. Quiet River of Dust Vol.2 is the second part of his newest solo work, which draws considerably on folk and composed music for a really rather rich song-suite. Out on Epitaph.

Spring King
A Better Life

The North can party too you know. Manchester's Spring King show us how it's done with their second album of primal, joyous and thundering party anthems. The lads have got the party started for the likes of Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian on recent tours and so know how to make lots of people stay awake at the same time.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth

Young Marble Giants made just one album but it was a solid gold classic. Colossal Youth pretty much invented the fact that you could play songs slow and quietly with minimal instrumentation. It's a brilliant patchwork on clicking drum machines, ticking guitars and comical organs. Topped off of course by Alison Statton's remarkable voice. 

Deerhunter
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Well here is something to look forward to. As we know by now each Deerhunter album is uniquely different and this one they say is a science fiction album for 2018. They've spent their time since 2015s Fading Frontier redefining their recording process going so far as to not use microphones for their instruments and plug them straight into the desk. Should be interesting. 
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD

The Dandy Warhols
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down

The Dandy Warhols Come Down was the Portland, Oregon band’s second album. It was released in 1997. It saw the band’s first taste of success - much to the chagrin of Anton Newcombe - containing the singles Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth and Boys Better. Greater success followed with subsequent albums and mega hit singles, but this album certainly showed they were destined for bigger things.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Adorable
Against Perfection

Adorable, a band that phased Shoegaze into Britpop, began their short but sweet full-length album career in 1993 with Against Perfection, a very smart title for a debut I’d say. This is a pretty underrated slice of the 90’s, fronted with the anguished swagger of Pete Fijalkowski’s vocals and backed-up with a big swirl of guitars. Vinyl reissue on Music On Vinyl.

Duster
Stratosphere

Stratosphere by American indie band, Duster, was originally released in 1998. It is a forgotten gem of the the slowcore genre. Just like Irish musical grandad, Val Doonican, they rock, but gently. Unlike Val Doonican, they will appeal to fans of mid-fi American indie-rock of the ‘90s. Reissue on Numero Group.

Duster
Contemporary Movement

Contempary Movement was the second and final album by American slowcore band, Duster. It was originally released in 2000 and followed their impressive debut, Stratosphere. It saw the album working as a fully-fledged three-piece for the only time. This is indie-rock to lie down to. A warm hug of under-produced analog sound and tape hiss.

Crumb
Jinx

High-school project turned full-time band Crumb release their first full-length album in June, following the warm reception given to their previous EPs Crumb (2016) and Locket (2017). Two years’ worth of intense touring have sharpened this Brooklyn four-piece’s mix of psychedelic rock and jazz, which can be heard on Jinx. 

Peter Perrett
Humanworld

Permanently sunglassed former the Only Ones frontman Peter Perrett had not been seen for many years before he returned with 2017s  How The West Was Won and now he's back again with Humanworld which as with his previous record was recorded with the help of his two sons Jamie and Peter Jr. Truly the renaissance man of post punk. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

A Beacon School
Cola

Grind Select (Kazimier, Moon Bounce) provide a home for the latest project from Patrick J. Smith. Having previously played in Modern Rivals, Fiasco and Max Savage’s Maxband, new project A Beacon School sees Smith creating some lovely shoegaze indie jams out of loops and effects pedals. Panda Bear and Atlas Sound are quite similar to what's going on on A Beacon School’s debut LP Cola, and there’s also some techno and a smidgen of math-rock to this thing. Very pretty.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pinky Pinky
Turkey Dinner

LA indie rock three-piece Pinky Pinky have a name that sounds cute but it’s origins are actually rather more sinister: it’s the name of mythical South African monster used to scare young girls into not wearing pink. Turkey Dinner is their debut album. Two previous EPs and relentless touring have earned them fans in high places: Dave Grohl, Brian Bell (Weezer) and Albert Hammond Jr.

Dressy Bessy
Fast Faster Disaster

20 years into their career, Denver, Colorado indie-rockers Dressy Bessy release their eighth album, Fast Faster Disaster. The band follow an if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it philosophy. For fans this means more sharp lyrical content, earworming melodies and some rockin’ tunes. The band have connections with the Elephant 6 collective in that guitarist, John Hill, also plays for Apples In Stereo.

The Catenary Wires
Til The Morning

You may not know of the Cetenary Wires but when I say that this is the duo of Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher then some bells may clang. The latter is the star of the likes of Heavenly and Tallulah Gosh of course and together they make indie duets with more of a folk nod than their riot grrl/indie pop beginnings. From Kent too. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Papernut Cambridge
Nutlets II (1978-2001)

Papernut Cambridge release their second album of covers to date, and its a proper job: Nutlets II contains twenty tracks, each sourced from crucial young-person memories of bandleader Ian Button. These songs have great personal weight, and you can hear that come through in Button’s re-imagining of them. Includes tunes by Throbbing Gristle, Suede and Daft Punk!
  • Vinyl Double LP (GDNLP030)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
There Is No Feeling Better

Do you like your guitar pop to come via ‘60s and ‘70s influences such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and Big Star? Then There Is No Feeling Better, the new album by Mike Adams At His Honest Weight, is just the thing for you. Jangling riffs and glorious melodies and harmonies abound.

The Pheromoans
County Lines

The Pheromoans started life as a sort-of-garage-rock band before introducing electronics to their music, which upped the experimentation somewhat. Their fifth and latest album, County Lines, brings together all their past sounds into what is, arguably, a more coherent record. Think Clinic but weirder.

The Lemonheads
Take It Easy

Possibly the low point on the Lemonheads recent Varshons II album was a trundle through the Eagles Take it Easy. The song is too ubiquitous for any further traction to be gained from it perhaps but in any case here it is released on a 7" backed with a Matthew Cullen production of the track which promises a journey into Kraftwerk territories.   
  • Vinyl 7" (FIRE567S)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mac DeMarco
Another One

Smooth rolling singer-songwriter duuude Mac DeMarco has a new record out, even though it was just a year since the last! Excellent work ethic. Another One has eight fine tracks of his sauntering melancholy style, featuring not a note from anybody but DeMarco himself: a real solo album! Out on Captured Tracks.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mac DeMarco
Rock And Roll Night Club

For his debut solo album, Mac DeMarco slowed the tape down so that his voice became a loungey, sleazy baritone and this, mixed with his superb songwriting made for a stunning record which stands alone somewhat in his catalogue. It comes across as a kind of lo-fi take on the dingy Americana of the likes of Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen and Dwight Twilley. Later records were more breezy and conventional but this is one of his best.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Zephyrs
The Witches / The Crown Prince of Lies

Edinburgh indie-rock mainstays The Zephyrs return to the fray after almost a decade out of action. The band’s first new material since 2010 LP Fool Of Regrets sees them back on Acuarela Discos (Tigercats, The Wave Pictures) for a two-track single. Both ‘The Witches’ and ‘The Crown Prince Of Lies’ are slow-mo strums in the great Scottish tradition of Grandaddy, Camera Obscura et al. We encourage you to fly away on their zephyr.

Arcade Fire
Put Your Money on Me

Put Your Money On Me is taken from Arcade Fire’s most ‘pop’ album to date, Everything Now. Fans will no doubt be clambering over each other to get their mits on this limited edition transparent red vinyl 12”, featuring a different version of the slow burning yet catchy track on each side.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Swervedriver
Think I'm Gonna Feel Better / Reflections

Swervedriver are the latest band of a shoegaze tinge to re-unite (or did they ever actually go away?) In any case they've just released a new album on Rock Action and to celebrate even further here is a 12" of non album tracks for Record Store Day 2019. Both songs are covers in  fact  - by two of my favourite artists - Gene Clark and the Supremes. Nice choices lads.  
  • Vinyl 12" (1881)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Les Big Byrd
Mannen utanför / Two Man Gang (English Version)

Psych-ish indie-pop group Les Big Byrd and the PNKSLM label (Miss World, Thee MVPs) have been good to each other. Les Big Byrd’s 2017 single ‘Two Man Gang’ has proven to be one of the label’s biggest hits, so to celebrate PNKSLM have brought it together with ‘Mannen utanför’ - the final track on Les Big Byrd’s 2018 full-length Iran Iraq IKEA - for a limited-edish 7” single. This version of ‘Two Man Gang’ features lyrics in English - making it something of a collector’s item.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

They Speaking Canaries
Who Are The Shitbirds Playing?

This is the guy from Don Caballero who has spent the last few years recording his bonkers music onto assorted DAT tapes and allowed the Chunklet label to pick out all the best bits to form this crazy swerve of an LP. It's all guitar histrionics and madcap arrangements and ideas. No singing at all  - not a squeak.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
458489 A Sides

It's taken Beggars some time to start with the Fall re-issue programme but here it is and it starts with the perfect introduction to the Fall for the faint hearted. 458489 A Sides was how I got into the Fall myself as it contains all their singles from the Brix Smith era generally seen as their most user friendly period. Of course this is only a slither of the whole story ...but if you have to start somewhere.... 

Bad Books
III

Bad Books undergo a slight line-up change for their first album in seven years. Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and Robert McDowell are joined by musician Kevin Devine. They unveiled new songs from this album III at this year’s SXSW festival, where they got a tremendous reception for their more upbeat nature. 

Eagles Of Death Metal
EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote

Hoary rockers Eagles Of Death Metal showcase their eclectic music tastes on this covers album which sees them interpreting songs by artists as varied as Kiss and Guns and Roses. There's also stuff by the likes of Steve Miller Band, Kenny Rogers and the old pal act for Queens of the Stone Age but no Ted Nugent strangely.    

Stef Chura
Midnight

Midnight is the second album by Michigan indie rocker Stef Chura. It follows her 2017 debut, Messes. The album was produced by Will Toledo, who you may know as the Car Seat Headrest guy. The albums treads similar ground to Pixies, Throwing Muses and The Breeders, a fact that I’m sure Chura would be delighted with. On Saddle Creek.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sublime
Greatest Hits

Fresh off of being covered by Lana Del Rey, American ska punk legends Sublime are ready to release their Greatest Hits. I've seen it theorised that the band are the next to make the jump from ironic nostalgia to genuine love so here's the perfect opportunity to beat the rush. Glad to see they still like dalmatians. 

Younghusband
Swimmers

Younghusband are the vehicle for the songs of singer, songwriter and producer Euan Hinshelwood. Swimmers is their third album of airy guitar pop. It was recorded in their own recording studio in Greenwich with a more impulsive method than previous albums. Hinshelwood only shared his songs with band members on the day they were set to record them. On Opposite Number.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock