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Kings Of Leon
Waste A Moment / Muchacho

Here they are. A brand new record from Big Band. You can sing 'Sex On Fire' over the intro to this so hopefully that's enough to get people who like that liking this as well. What we have here is rock music made by committee with everything ticked off and in it's place. Big chorus? Yup got one of those. Gravelly vocals? Of Course. Hints of ...view item »

Year Of Birds
White Death To Power Alan

Year Of The Birds are a no-fucks-given Teeside post-punk band with a busy recent history behind them. White Death To Power Alan is their most properly-recorded slab so far, but it still comes without any airs or graces. These guys are much too direct for that. Vinyl release on Odd Box, released in an edition of 250....view item »

Distant Correspondent
Shatter/ Badlands

The press blurb explains the way in this record was made; by several people in different parts of the world communicating over the internet. One of them is Edith Frost (Drag City) and another is a lady from Meanwhile Back ...view item »

Cold War Kids
LA Divine

Cold War Kids are using their sixth full-length LP to pay homage to their beloved hometown of Los Angeles: the City Of Angels. L.A. Divine is another set of full-throated soulful indie, with a more muscular thrust to it than many of Cold War Kids’ lighter indie contemporaries. CD / double LP relea...view item »

Tonstartssbandht
Sorcerer

Sorcerer is the first full-length studio album from New York based duo Tonstartssbandht. The three-part record contains a brilliantly crafted mix of indie-rock and ambitious noise-rock paired with cleverly written vocals that are like poetry. Described as ‘a heavenly cours...view item »

Samantha Crain
You Had Me At Goodbye

Oklahoma sweetheart Samantha Crain treating us to her fifth album already. It’s like somebody made thoughtful upbeat indiepop-folk and that somebody was Samantha, because that's what she did. The album has a slight Western-sound to it, perhaps due to Mountain Goats-producer John Vanderslice’ pro...view item »

Tear
Vinyl01

London buzz-band Tear have signed to Tim Burgess’ label O Genesis for their first ‘mini album’ (that’ll be an EP, then). It’s exactly the sort of music one would expect Tim Burgess’ record label to release - moody, kinda shoegazey rock that sometimes snaps int...view item »

Tomorrows Tulips / Savants
Split

Split single action from Florida band Tomorrows Tulips and New York crew Savants. Both of these up-and-comers throw a vigourous example of their guitar-led sound at the listener, who is bound to lap it up gratefully. Split is a 7” vinyl release with a tasty old-school pop-arty sleeve design, relea...view item »

Real Estate
In Mind

Here they come again those nice jangling lads. But there's been a change in the comfy world of Real Estate as guitar twiner no 2 Matt Mondanile has quit to concentrate on his own Ducktails. Though this destroys my Monkees-esque view of the band it will be interesting to see how this affects thei...view item »

Kasabian
For Crying Out Loud

For Crying Out Loud is the latest release from the popular rock band, Kasabian. A much more mature approach to songwriting than their previous albums, this latest twelve-piece record gives genuine depth and a creative blend of psychedelic rock and indie plus a nod to Jeremy Clarkson. Available on Vinyl LP, deluxe edition CD and ...view item »

Dune Rats
The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit

The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit is the latest release from Dune Rats. A much more mature sound than their previous release with real and structured melodies to follow and driving guitars. A great mix of punk and hardcore that is as hard-hitting as the early punk heard in the '80s and '90s. Available on Vinyl LP a...view item »

Shannon Wright
Division

Getting regular comparisons to PJ Harvey and Björk kept fire in American song writer Shannon Wright’s belly for a load of albums up til 2013, wilfully throwing her sound between Book of Knots territory heaviness and delicate pop melodies. Division is a revisi...view item »

Wear Your Wounds
WYW

Wear Your Wounds is the ongoing solo project from Jacob Bannon of Converge based around lo-fi recordings. Gathering players such as Kurt Ballou and members of The Red Chord, Sleigh Bells, and Hatebreed to contribute. Heavily inf...view item »

Neaux
Fell Off The Deep End

Rich in atmosphere and youthful anger, Fell Off The Deep End in the latest release from Neaux. A supergroup made up of musicians from some of alt-rock’s most promising bands, this record promises a different and modern spin on shoegaze and alternative rock. Released by Iron Pier and available on Vinyl LP....view item »

The Wytches
Burn Out The Bruise

Psych-infused garage rockers the Wytches deliver a nice 7" release for "Burn Out The Bruise", the third single fresh from their debut, 'Annabel Dream Reader'. On the flip, the band complement the rough, blustery tune track with 'Darker', an all original Wytches cut that didn't make the record. ...view item »

Silver Shadows
Cold Plastic

Silver Shadows play an 80’s-imbued form of post-punk, richly awash with synths as well as with indie-pop guitars. They are also notable for having three vocalists taking a lead role, leading to some fairly wonderful harmonies. Cold Plastic is the band’s debut full-length album, and it is released on vinyl by...view item »

Blue Orchids
Skull Jam

Blue Orchids are a vintage Mancunian post-punk band (formed by Martin Bramah after he’d played on The Fall’s debut(!)) who’ve come back for more in recent years. New EP Skull Jam...view item »

Matt Lamkin
Where I'm At

Matt Lamkin, formerly of The Muslims / The Soft Pack, presents a solo album of the songs he’s written since he moved to Mexico. Where I’m At presents multiple different sides of ...view item »

Pinback
Some Offcell Voices

Before they were the touring behemoth they later became, Pinback was simply a project for members of Three Mile Pilot and Heavy Vegetable to hone their songwriting craft. Early on they produced two distinctive EPs which have now been collected together onto one slab of vinyl. Pinback have always...view item »

Watcher
Live at Third Man Records

Watcher are a Tennessee tangle of fury and energy and distortion, spitting their songs out at breakneck pace towards unsuspecting audiences. They are pretty new to the game, having self-released just a handful of cassettes so far, and this short-but-sweet 7” document of their set Live At...view item »

Coldharbourstores
More Than The Other

More Than The Other is the 2002 debut album of Coldharbourstores, put back into print again to accompany their new record. It's a sweet-sounding indie record, with luscious vocals and a general sense of shimmer. This CD reissue has an especially low price, so you’ve really no excuse. Out on Rocket Girl....view item »

Laura Marling
Semper Femina

The new album from Laura Marling is landing! Semper Femina, her sixth full-length, shows off a mature talent and a confident creativity: these songs are intimate and complex and full of sharp details that will make you look twice. Released as a CD, single LP or as a deluxe double LP edition (now sold out!), which bolste...view item »

Jello Biafra with The Melvins
Sieg Howdy

In Sieg Howdy!, things are leaning towards a certain and indisputable single-minded album. It seems Jello learned how to put his burning speeches under the Melvins’ sludgy sound delivering some very powerful material of political doom! It is also apparent that Buzz Osborne has a better understanding of the unique style of Jello vocal expre...view item »

Midlake
Live In Denton

Midlake love their hometown don't you know, and with their now rather famous brand of indie pop, they come in for a victory lap in the place they once blossomed from. Live In Denton is the band doing the delicate thing they do on stage, so chances are it is recommended if you like Midlake. ...view item »

Chavez
Cockfighters

Chavez went silent in 1996, although they are keen to point out that they never did anything as dramatic as actually break up. This first new material in two decades is a nine minute reminder of Chavez’s swaggering indie-rock power: Cockfighters sounds just the right amount of nineties. 12” ...view item »

Daniel Romano
Modern Pressure

Ontario-based musician Daniel Romano has released a twelve-piece full length record entitled Modern Pressure. A great mix of alternative-rock and folk and country music, this release seems like it could have fit in 1980’s bible-belt America. Unrestrained and undeviated, this record is available on Vinyl LP...view item »

Nots
Live at Third Man Records

Jack White continues to offer both gigs and releases to up and coming bands via his Third Man Records label and shop: good on him. Nots are the latest band to get White-aided opportunities, with this 7” document of their live set. They sound like a fierce and essential live act on this evi...view item »

John Hassall & The April Rainers
Wheels to Idyll

John Hassall is one of the two Libertines who have kept a low profile: not for Hassall the busy drug-fuelled solo careers of Barat or Doherty...view item »

Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors

Oh the classic mid-career self titled album. What will it yield? Well early track 'Little Bubbles' is rather soft, sounding a lot like Scritti Politti and their most wispy but this band are known for unpredictable twists and turns so we're sure there's plenty look forward to getting our head around here. 'Up in Hudson' is certai...view item »

LIFE
Popular Music

Hull-based band LIFE present their first album-length-statement of accurate and focused anger. The cannily titled Popular Music is a little like Sleaford Mods if they were also a Fall-ish band with guitars and all. This debut album is bristling with all the brutality of 2017, and it mak...view item »

Invaderband
Invaderband

New Northern-Irish alternative guitar music from the mind of Adam Leonard (of The Owl Service). Invaderband play choppy, post-punky songs, flavoured with old-school space alien action as on the lead single ‘Attack Of The Pod People’. This self-titled debut full-length is released on ...view item »

The Wolfhounds
Untied Kingdom (…or how to come to terms with your culture)

Debuting in 1986, disbanding in 1990 and now back with their first full length standalone LP 26 years later, The Wolfhounds are as furious and energetic as they ever were. There is a dystopian reflectiveness to their disjointed and modern-twisted punk, with sample manipulation, dub freak outs and detuned jangly and raw rock and ...view item »

Whitney
Light Upon The Lake

Light Upon The Lake is the soulful debut from Whitney, who make a rich and bluesy pop music. The sweet vocals are the heart of the band's gorgeous and distinctively American, West Coast troubadour sound. The laidback guitar and harmonies hide the complex arrangements and stunning instrumentation. ...view item »

The Coral
The Curse Of Love

The Coral are... back!? That's far out. It's been four years since their last record, the neo-psych tinged 'Butterfly House', but 'The Curse Of Love' sees the band in a confident and strikingly ominous mood, making sharp and macabre tunes with marching drums, resounding strings and James Skelly's vocal, which sounds disembodied from his per...view item »

Close Lobsters
Firestation Towers 1986-1989

C86 eh? Fun while it lasted. There were many great bands ...and many of these great bands who claimed that they weren't all jangly and fey. Thing is on the C86 tape only about a third of it was jangly and fey. Close Lobsters appeared on that legendary tape and this is a collection of their two studio albums and a single collection in a big 3LP p...view item »

Sheepy
Alarm Bells

Based in Liverpool and made up of school friends Luke, Ollie and Irishman Villy, Alarm Bells is the latest release from Sheepy. Having started to gain some high profile national recognition the indie-rock trio decided to give us a twelve-track record that combines experimental-pop...view item »

SWANS
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Swans are an American experimental rock who had their origins in the New York No Wave scene of the early ‘80s. They are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. White Light From The Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life are two of their classic albums from their early ‘90s period...view item »

Elliott Smith
Either/Or: Expanded Edition

Twenty years on from its initial release, Elliott Smith’s much-beloved third album Either / Or receives an Expanded Edition reissue. As well as the original album in remastered form, this edition adds a disc of 1997 live r...view item »

Mark & The Clouds
Cumulus

Mark & The Clouds are a modern band who pull of a remarkably strong impersonation of a 1960’s British jangle-pop group. Cumulus is their second album of vintage sounds, on which every detail sits in just the right place. Released by Megadodo on CD and vinyl, with th...view item »

Strand of Oaks
Hard Love

Soaring heartland rock here that The Boss himself would happily put his name to. Just one look at the Springsteen-esque track titles here - ‘Hard Love’, ‘Radio Kids’, ‘Salt Brothers’ and so on. The middle of those three is a great first single, expensive-sounding and stirring....view item »

M O S E S
Moses EP

Amounting to an urgent swirl of ruthless guitar riffs, London based newbies M O S E S release their 4 track-long self-titled EP. Lead-single Leave Leave Leave is a statement of intent, as the diverse trio (Bucharest, South Korea and London origins) meld their concoction of influences into a...view item »

Minus The Bear
VOIDS

Half a decade down from their first album to crack the U.S. top 40 and it’s no surprise that Minus the Bear up the pop on their sixth record. ‘Invisible’ is a full-chested emo banger (don’t worry, there’s some tapping in the breakdown), and opener ‘Last Kiss’ is well hooky too. That said...view item »

Screen Wives
Husbandry

Screenwives exist in a particular group of Dischord-influenced, DIY rooted bands that have made up vibrant scenes dotted around the UK for years now. Often confined to criminally short-run CDr releases and playing shows to 20 people, some bands do indeed creep out of obscurity, and this London outfit are deservedly making those waves now....view item »

Pontiak
Dialectic Of Ignorance

Get heavy and spacey with Pontiak, a band of three brothers. They take that close connection and use it to allow them to ride the waves of psychedelic jams that might throw lesser acts into disarray. But Dialectic Of Ignorance never strays from the cosmic path, even though it feels good and loose as it travels on the wa...view item »

Craig Finn
We All Want The Same Things

Though he was and is the Springsteen-ish narrator in one-track-mind rockers the Hold Steady, Craig Finn's solo work shows a different side to his character albeit with his barfly persona still intact. Finn is still telling tales of stuff that goes on in his Minneapolis/St Paul neighbourhood pairing his observations with lovely i...view item »

VENN
Runes

VENN are a London + Berlin outfit making their full-length debut with Runes. Nine tracks of slick and sheeny post-punk that gazes out at you from behind a dusky haze, with cold yet longing eyes. Entwined bass and drum lines push relentlessly forward behind beautifully-toned g...view item »

Arbouretum
Song of The Rose

Baltimore based Arbouretum have released ‘Songs of The Rose’. This release has been described as a masterfully crafted collaboration of vocal lines and guitar solos that Arbouretum have managed to weave perfectly together. For fans of indie-rock and experimental post-rock...view item »

Locks
Rattle Them Bones EP

Gorgeous vinyl 10” EP from Locks on Easy Action. Rattle them Bones is the second release from the band and beautifully captures their heavy, weird, blues rock. Here the myths and stories of traditional folk music are updated with pounding double bass, droning fiddle and delicate, barely-there vocals....view item »

The Besnard Lakes
The Besnard Lakes Are The Divine Wind

Here is a welcome little addendum to The Besnard Lakes’ latest album A Coliseum Complex Museum. The material on The Besnard Lakes Are The Divine Wind was recorded at the same time, and has the same lovely grand psychadelic sweep that Besnard Lakes fans love so dearly. 12” EP on Jagj...view item »

Temples
Volcano

Here's a new one from curly mopped psych pop fans Temples. Their previous record 'Sun Structures' was the type of psych record you could take home to meet your mum so we are expecting more radio-friendly vaguely '60s tunes to hum when you put the bins out of a night. Lead track 'Certainty' sounds like MGMT gone ...view item »

Pulled Apart By Horses
The Haze

Gravel voiced rockers Pulled Apart By Horses return with their fourth album of pummelling jams. Described as Leeds' hardest rocking band they have been all the way down to Sheffield to record this with producer Ross Orton resulting in another batch of abrasive, noisy but tuneful rackets to shake your head about to. ...view item »

At The Drive-In
in•ter a•li•a

Resuming transmission after 20 years 'off' (they were of course playing in myriad bands such as the Mars Volta) are turn of the century intense noise thrashers At The Drive In. After returning for live shows in 2012 the band of self produced this much anticipated album which promises their classic sound thrust f...view item »

Bruising / Personal Best
What It Feels Like / Rollies

A pair of the finest, freshest young indie pop bands operating in the UK at the moment, sharing a 7”. On What It Feels Like, Leeds’ own Bruising sound more like a young and fiery Pixies than the actual ...view item »

Silkworm
It'll Be Cool

Silkworm’s final album finds itself reissued 11 years after initial release: and for the first time, it is being made available on vinyl. By this point in their career, the band know exactly how to craft scuzzy indie rock tracks, and the standard here is high. It’ll Be Cool was recorded by Steve Albi...view item »

Six. By Seven
The Closer You Get

Six. By Seven’s second album The Closer You Get receives a reissue that the band are proud to announce has not been remastered: it “will sound the same as it did when it originally came out”. It will, however, come with a bonus LP that contains the band’s third Peel session and various other B-si...view item »

Melvins
King Buzzo

I walked into this one really expecting the heavy/fuzz laden Buzzo sound. I was actually surprised by the way this came off. In a way this is far more laid back than I could have imagined from King B. With that said, I really like the way this album is put together. I don't want anyone to think this one doesn't have its heavy spots...it definite...view item »

Craig Brown Band
Overthinking

Craig Brown is a Detroit institution, so it could only ever have been a matter of time before he turned up on Jack White’s hardy Third Man Records. Overthinking is a slice of Brown-sound, recorded with his band, that recalls Neil Young-style country. Locals will l...view item »

Hippo Campus
landmark

Inventiveness, sonic maximalism and an uplifting attitude are the core elements of the debut LP from Minneapolis band Hippo Campus. Keeping the spirit of artful indie pop/rock alive, the 13-track landmark is a rich and colourful record with a blur of joyful guitars, sweet vocals and a whole host o...view item »

Richard Buckner
Impasse

Merge reissue Richard Buckner’s grizzled blues-rock classic on vinyl LP and CD. Impasse is an album of sparse guitar music, with a dense lyricism and some lovely arrangements that deserve to be appreciated on this remastered 15th anniversary special edition, complete with additional rare material....view item »

Muertos
EP1

Groovy, distorted psych punk on very gorgeous, and very limited, red and white splatter 10” vinyl. EP1 emerges from the deranged minds of trio Muertos. These tracks distill the atonal riffing and droning vocals of post-Velvet Underground garage into a pure snotty essence of amplifier ...view item »

PC Worship
Buried Wish

Here they are, the guitar band I always think make electronic music. It's in the name -- you expect retro synths and what you get is in fact weirdass indie rock, a little deviating from the proper stuff and a little fried for punk music. PC Worship continue to break the time continuum just a little bit by improvising s...view item »

Circa Waves
Different Creatures

If Circa Waves’ last album Young Chasers was a bright and sunny record (as they tell us it was), then Different Creatures is the somewhat darker album of the night. But don’t worry, the band are still playing polished radio indie-rock that will have no trouble scaling festival line-ups over the summ...view item »

Froth
Outside (Briefly)

Froth are an LA band working that productive meeting point between melodic hazy synth-song and infinite-chug motorik grooves. Outside (briefly) features Froth showing off the most refined version of their sound to date, heavy with slick atmosphere and flair. CD and limited yellow vinyl LP editions avail...view item »

The Shins
Heartworms

Once brilliant, the Shins have remained purveyors of literate twisty guitar pop headed up by James Mercer's elasticated voice.  Though recent records have been shinier and slicker than the charming first couple of records they can usually be relied upon to add a few more tuneful earworms to the world's supply.  ...view item »

Audacity
Punk Confusion Formula / Persecuted

Shouty, messy punk on vinyl 7” from Audacity. Both Punk Confusion Formula and Persecuted capture the band’s ability to somehow combine catchy pop-punk melodies, rough-edged post-hardcore drones and a frantic DIY tone. Both tunes are borrowed from the Mellow Cruisers ...view item »

Bossy
The Best of Bossy

If my wife ever forms a band they should be called Bossy.. Fuck me, it's like being back at school sometimes... Anyway I got proper wasted at the Vivian Girls gig the other month. However I was quite proud that I wasn't the drunkest man in the building. A chap called Adam (hello Adam!) took the crown by doing a stage dive that everyone moved out of...view item »

Cast
Kicking Up The Dust

The band the La's could have been. When La's lead la' Lee Mavers disappeared into a fug of his own dope smoke and '60s dust, bassist John Power went right to the top of the hit parade with such songs as 'Alright'. Now they are back with their 6th long player. Can this is not but it's sure to feature plenty of Po...view item »

Dawes
Stories Don't End

Dawes aren't (ha ha) the same ones with  Jim Morrison in but are in fact a laid back bunch of retro rockers from LA who have clambered out of bed for long enough to re-press this their third album of breezy Laurel Canyon style folk rock. These smooth and soulful songs take their cue from earlier long hair strummers such as ...view item »

Great Ytene
Locus

It's very good (great in fact) to have Great Ytene back. Their debut self titled record was one of 2014's best. Here they pursue darker textures perhaps taking their cure from the concrete grey rock of the likes of Preoccupations. This one was mixed by MJ at Suburban Home who has added his trademark tape delay t...view item »

Dutch Uncles
Big Balloon

Machester's favourite artful wonk-pop outfit Dutch Uncles continue to churn out material, with their latest being 2017-due Big Balloon. Fronted by a self-titled and explosive lead single, with the typical addition of Duncan's (lead) off-kilter dance moves, this edition takes li...view item »

Honeyblood
Bud

The perfect valentines gift - stock up for next year! Sickly sweet, infectious melodies over battered guitars and drums. Not game changing, rule breaking or genre defining, but certainly a lot of fun....view item »

Hello Black Hole
In No Good Hand

Hello Black Hole, a trio hailing from sunny Helsinki, are a smoothly dark listening prospect, but with plenty of gnarls hiding beneath the surface. This is amped-up post-punk with production that puts the band right up in your face. Four track vinyl release In No Good Hand is released on the Svart label....view item »

Novella
Change of State

London based Novella provide a soul warming slab of indie rock with a psychedelic tinge. Returning to Sinderlyn with a follow up album to their debut Land, Change Of State is a reflection on returning from touring to a very different Britain, politically and socially. Stripping back to bare basics by recording ...view item »

Tobin Sprout
The Universe and Me

Increasingly responsible for the better bits on recent Guided By Voices albums, Tobin Sprout doesn't quite have the all or nothing genius/madman approach of Robert Pollard but what he does have is consistency. It's very hard to find a bad Tobin Sprout track. They are all sort of enjoyable....pos...view item »

The Whistles & The Bells
Modern Plagues

Modern Plagues is an album that grew from The Whistles & The Bears main-man Bryan Simpson’s dreams of a wild fantasy dinner party: key figures from history arguing and getting drunk together. Although this isn’t a straight concept album, the smart indie-pop songs of Modern Plagues...view item »

Cloud Nothings
Life Without Sound

Cloud Nothings have a fourth album ready to go: not bad going given that main man Dylan Baldi is still just 25 years old. Derek Bailey once said that “Life without music would be a mistake”, and we can only assume that Life Without Sound would be even worse. Fortunately, the...view item »

Modern Baseball / Thin Lips / The Superweaks
Split

Now this is pretty damn sweet isn’t it. All three bands finished and released a full length in 2016 - so, fair enough, they jump on a bus together and tour support each other. Now for the final farewell they put together this little love gem. A spanking new and unreleased track from each band. Those indie pop-punk lovelies....view item »

Cameron Avery
Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams

Cameron Avery, best known as the bass player in Antipodean psych-rock outfit Tame Impala, presents some solo work. It turns out that Avery has a lovely deep voice and a skill for writing smooth soft-rock tunes as well as a dab hand at playing the bass. Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams is releas...view item »

The Molochs
America's Velvet Glory

Out on Innovative Leisure (BadBadNotGood, Nosaj Thing, Holy Fuck), this release pushes the envelope rather less than the aforementioned, sticking as it does to Jonathan Richman-style proto-punk and skittering skiffle. America’s Velvet Glory (indee...view item »

Honeyblood
Honeyblood

Glasgow two-piece Honeyblood announce the release of their eponymous, debut LP. Recorded at legendary producer Peter Katis' Tarquin Studios (The National, Interpol) in just ten days last November, 'Honeyblood' is an accomplished and delightfully fierce record. "Peter was the perfect match for us," singer/guitarist Stina Tweeddale said of...view item »

Melvins
Joe Preston

As a close look at the cover art might reveal to you, this 1992 EP is part of Melvins’ tribute to Kiss, in which three members of the much-loved sludgelords each made a solo record to line-up with Kiss members’ solo records. Obviously, nobody will confuse the morass-thick rock-noise ...view item »

Melvins
Dale Crover

Dale Crover has assembled a surprisingly good collection of mind melting hard rock with this solo offering. Easily the heaviest of the three solo albums,and arguably the best. Although it's hard to say that for sure because each one of them has its own personality and sound. Dale Crover features singing from the quiet Melvin, and his songs exami...view item »

Interpol
El Pintor

Well, they're now five albums old but one of the most influential (in both good and bad ways) bands to stumble from NYC in the last 15 years are back with their anagram-tastic new big record. The lead track from this, "All the Rage Back Home", is a strangely addictive blast of energising emo-tinged radio-rock that totally retains that oh-so...view item »

Band Of Holy Joy
Brutalism Begins At Home

Bad Punk/urban folk group Band of Holy Joy approach their longest stint of remaining active with a new release. Their new EP is titled “Brutalism Begins At Home” and it’s a 10” because of course, though it does include a download card. Featuring the most modern and British of urban hymns in “Removal...view item »

The Replacements
Pleased To Meet Me

Rhino are reissuing a bunch of The Replacements’ albums to vinyl, and 1987’s Pleased To Meet Me is one of them. It finds the band in a transitional phase, with their early punkish rock sound mingling with newer approaches, such as the inclusion of horns and a more accessible flavour. Vinyl reissue....view item »

Summer Moon
With You Tonight

With members of The Strokes, The Airborne Toxic Event, Uh Huh Her and Jane’s Addiction, new band Summer Moon are well placed to capture the hearts of alternative rock fans. With You Tonight is a pretty cool set of songs with a light touch and slee...view item »

Modern English
Take Me To The Trees

One for all old school 4AD enthusiasts as Modern English return with a record that sounds, looks and probably smells like a classic '80s 4AD record. The fact that this is their first record in 30 years doesn't seem to have prevented it from having the dark, wiry sound you associate with records of the era. The fact that it was p...view item »

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Tourist

Whilst you might ruminate whether Clap Your Hands Say Yeah might now be residing in the 'where are they now?' files, they have in fact been producing music at pretty regular intervals over the last decade. This latest is an effort to pack lyrics into folk based compositions and so there's a heavy nod to Paul Simon in the in...view item »

The Pigeon Detectives
Broken Glances

Dance to the Radio returns in order to release the new album from Leeds platinum selling (sorry this must be a mistake.....no...it's true) rockers the Pigeon Detectives. They've previously been known for their meat and potatoes non-threatening rock but with Wild Beasts, Ghost Poet and local tape...view item »

Behind Closed Doors
Exit Lines: The Brief History of Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors were a Baltimore band who popped up and then dissolved again with just a few years in the late 90’s. Exit Lines: The Brief History of Behind Closed Doors contains everything that the band ever recorded (which isn’t a lot), on red-with-black-splatter vinyl with a laser etching of the lyric...view item »

One Eyed Wayne
Attack Of The Luxury Flats

In the wake of Sleaford Mods and Hard Left here's another bunch of older lads getting really annoyed with stuff. Taking their cue from the London 'poetry' of Ian Dury this London four piece have made a scabrous, snarling album which has enough melodicism and bite to appeal to fans of t...view item »

H. Grimace
Self Architect

First full-length record from H. Grimace, one of those post-punk bands they have in that London. Self Architect slices its way through contemporary issues (patriarchal pressure on women, ‘the end of nature’ etc.) with slick guitars and Hannah Gledhill’s sweetly-strong vocals. CD / LP o...view item »

INHEAVEN
Bittertown

INHEAVEN release their second single to date, a capable slice of indie rock with Phil Spector-esque drumming. Lots of reverb on the guitars and the vocals, but not so much that you can’t make out some lyrical clunkers. The 7” sounds big Bitter Town is released in a limited edition on the Hom...view item »

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree

The subject of a much-anticipated forthcoming documentary by Andrew Dominik, 'Skeleton Tree' is the latest offering from much-revered Aussie dark overlord Nick Cave and his inimitable Black Seeds. Hot on the heels of 2013's critically acclaimed 'Push the Sky Away', this new work will no doubt delight Cave's many admirers. Released the day after ...view item »

The Clean
Getaway

The Clean’s Getaway album (geddit?) was released in 2001, by which point New Zealand’s finest underground indie boys were in a position to apply fancy production to their sound. They still sound gorgeously shambling however, e.g. just the way you want them to be. Two tracks even feature members of Yo...view item »

Ty Segall
Ty Segall

Another year, yet another album from prolific garage rock guy Ty Segall. You would perhaps think that a self titled album (his second) would have a back to basics approach but as Master Segall revels in a stripped back sound it's hard to figure the concept other than this is described on the press release as 'visceral' and ...view item »

Allison Crutchfield
Tourist in This Town

Swearin’s Allison Crutchfield returns with a solo debut full-length in tow. “Tourist in This Town” re-introduces Crutchfield with a more complete realisation of her skill in songwriting, arranging and instrumentation. Bringing synths into the mix, the album was recorded with Jeff Zeigler and shows off its sheen...view item »

Family Scraps
Mistakes

In between recording almost every band under the planet and leading Leeds drone-krauters Hookworms, Matthew Johnson (aka MJ) has also found time to work on some solo music. Compared to Hookworms gruntings it's rather tuneful. Turns out Johnson's sky-high voice works pretty well well with melodic indie rock. Fans of the c...view item »

Mark Eitzel
Hey Mr Ferryman

Once called ‘America’s greatest living lyricist’ by The Guardian, Mark Eitzel certainly knows his way around metaphor and allegory. The ferryman, in question, is quite probably the same Charon that Nick Cave grappled with on The Boatman’s Call. However, Eitzel is far wryer than C...view item »

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