Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Kills
Black Rooster EP

This was the Kills first ever record from way back in 2002. This was when former Blyth Power and Scarfo guitarist Jamie Hince teamed up with Alison Mosshart once of Discount to play a little bluesy punk rock. The rest, they say, is history.  This hasn't been available for a long time so now is your opportunity. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Luna
A Sentimental Education

A Sentimental Education marks the exciting return of indie rock luminaries Luna, after thirteen years away. The album finds them covering songs by some of their favourite artists, a selection you may be surprised to hear leans towards classic rock: Yes, Fleetwood Mac and David Bowie all turn up, albeit in Luna’s own inimitable style. If you get the double CD version, you’ll also receive an EP of original instrumentals.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Hater
Red Blinders

Red Blinders, the new EP from Swedish indie band, Hater boasts Marr-esque guitars and vocals reminiscent of fellow Swedes, The Concretes. The mix makes for melancholic hug. The band’s debut album, You Tried, which was released in 2016 made critics compare them to Canadian indie-poppers Alvvays and The Pretenders as well as ‘60s psychedelic rock pioneers Jefferson Airplane. It all certainly makes for an interesting proposition. 12” Vinyl and CD on Fire.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Permahorn
My Blood Carries My Dreams Away

On Permahorn's first release there's a distinct slow core influence, as well as a pace and hypnotic element drawn from shoegaze. Though familiar in structure, throughout the record there are lots of production tricks and unconventional ideas which add spark to this brooding, expressive journey through murky indie rock.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Chills
Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon

The Chills comeback album 'Silver Bullets' really was a winner. A complex album which rewarded multiple listens and it's almost unprecedented for a band to be away for so long and come back with something that's almost the equal of earlier work. This Record Store Day release takes 'Silver Bullets' centre piece 'Pyramids'/ 'Where the Poor Can Reach the Moon' and pairs them with exclusive versions of ‘Night Of Chill Blue’ and ‘Walk On The Beach’ which were both recorded Karma Sound Studios in Bang Sarai Thailand in 2013. What were they doing in Thailand you might ask? With music this good, I really don't care.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Lars Finberg
Moonlight Over Bakersfield

Lars Finsberg is a great guy who’s been in great bands, from Thee Oh Sees and Puberty to Wounded Lion and A-Frames. He also has his own thing going on though, as we see on Moonlight Over Bakersfield, which is a rad motorik-psych-punk adventure with back-up from those heavyweights Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. On In The Red.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Jawbreaker
24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Cheeky emo punks Jawbreaker originally released '24 Hour Revenge Therapy' in 1994, as the follow-up to their sophomore effort Bivouac. Once again, the Jawbreaker combination is in full effect on this record, the whole party resting on the witty, self-deprecating lyricism of Blake Schwarzenbach and their raw, unhinged presentation through crashing guitars and drums. '24 Hour Revenge Therapy' is a fine document from one of the most underrated pop-punk bands of the 90s. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Alien Stadium
Livin' In Elizabethan Times

As abduction stories go, Alien Stadium’s one is… enthusiastic. Steve Mason (of Beta Band, King Biscuit Time and more recently, Steve Mason) and Martin Duffy (of Felt and Primal Scream) seem to have had a genuinely lovely time together, making the unashamed silliness of their new mini-album infectious. Available on limited indies only magenta vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Charlatans
Over Again

The Charlatans are still going strong and here unleash a Christmas present to all their remaining fans in the form of this funky patchwork quilt of a song taken from their recent 'Different Days' opus. Not sure what is on the B-side as we haven't been given any information. Hopefully a life sized 3D hologram of Tim Burgess's head.
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  • Label(s):
  • BMG

Screaming Trees
Dust: Expanded Edition

Dust is album number seven by the Mark Lanegan-helmed Screaming Trees. It also happens to be their last full album before disbanding. First released in 1996, Dust is a dark and bluesy record of tough American post-grunge, haunting and heavy. This 2CD expanded reissue edition includes B-sides, live recordings, and other rare material. On Hear No Evil.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Joel Gion
Joel Gion

The Brian Jonestown Massacre tambourine batterer Joel Gion returns with another solo album where he marshals a troupe of his talented musician pals to concoct an album of calm and collected psych vibes. Expect sun-glassed and laid back sounds from this master of studied cool. Enormous sideburns essential. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man

A double-vinyl re-issue of Take It From The Man!, the third studio album from veteran psychedelic/garage rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Originally released in 1996 on Bomp! - the first of three albums that year alone - and now re-packaged on their current ‘a’ label, the group’s charismatic leader Anton Newcombe has long cited this era as one of his favourites from his band’s lengthy and much-storied history. 
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Black Honey
Dig

New single from hot new Brighton rock band Black Honey. This song features exactly one riff and that riff, if you would permit me, is very good. Youtube commenter Higgy reckons they sound like a female fronted Arctic Monkeys. That's not far off, so long as we're talking about the sleazy, slicked back hair version of those South Yorkshire boys.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

OCS
Memory Of A Cut Off Head

What must it be like to make a record every week? Well John Dwyer is trying to find out with his various Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees and OCS records simultaneously causing panic within our filing system. This latest release sees him reunite with vocal foil Brigid Dawson creating a hushed affair at odds with his recent energetic garage rock. Back to the roots. Quiet and sumptuous. 

Ultimate Painting
Live at Third Man Records

Ultimate Painting is the pairing of James Hoare and Jack Cooper, known for their excellent indie bands Veronica Falls and Mazes (respectively). A tour together made them realise they had something going on, leading to the lovely sounds we hear here. This release captures a live performance at Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Dale Crover
The Fickle Finger Of Fate

Dale Crover is, of course, one of the core members of sludge legends Melvins, and as such has about a thousand releases to his name. But The Fickle Finger Of Fate is the first time, in all those decades of music-making, that Dale has released a full-length solo album! This rare treat mixes surprising catchiness with more disorientating weirdness, making for a wonderful whole. Perfect for Melvins fans, but maybe also for non-Melvins fans… Out on Joyful Noise.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The KVB
Mirror Being

Available on CD or Frosted clear vinyl with download card on Invada. Having been in Invada studios recently, recording their full-length due for release later in 2015, Invada have decided to press Berlin’s The KVB’s cassette onto CD and limited vinyl. An imagined soundtrack to a dystopian future, you’ll love it if you’re into Drokk or that Mega-City One sound. Now then, where’s my Oberheim?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

EERA
Reflection of Youth

A curveball from Big Dada here, a label not known for its work with singer-songwriters in the PJ Harvey mould. Nevertheless, that’s what we get on EERA’s debut LP - ten fiery songs that bear a pretty strong influence of Peej, as well as Cat Power, Deerhoof and Angel Olsen. Much like Devon’s famous daughter, the one born Anna Lena Bruland is in possession of a rich, earthy voice. A limited edition red vinyl is available.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dead Can Dance
The Serpents Egg

A reissue of the inimitable Dead Can Dance’s 4th studio album The Serpent’s Eggs. Their first album that was entirely recorded in their own studio, giving them complete freedom to create their unique blend of ethereal middle eastern tones, African rhythms and 80s experimentalism. One of 4AD’s biggest acts in their earlier years, and still just as powerful.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Who Built The Moon?

Who Built The Moon? is the third album by 4 parts ex-Oasis, 1 part ex-Zutons band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Noel Gallagher insists that there are a number of far-flung influences on his new band’s music and the band name, intentionally or otherwise, named after the Judy Henske song, suggests psychedelic overtones. However he made this soup, fans of Noel Gallagher’s output to date will find plenty to like here. LP and CD on Sour Mash.

Mass Datura
Sentimental Meltdown

Mass Datura are ready to give the world their first full length statement. This London group is built up around Canadian frontman Thomas Rowe, and they have crafted some rather epic constructions around his multi-faceted songs. Heavy and psychedelic, folky and intimate: Sentimental Meltdown has it all. On All Types Of Slime Records.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Ultimate Painting
Dust On My Eyes

Well this is nice. It’s two totally exclusive unavailable elsewhere tracks from pretty darn nice indie-poppers Ultimate Painting. We already know them from such albums as last years ‘Dusk’ where we found that  their charming understated indie rarely fails to satisfy. Lovely stuff. 

Trupa Trupa
Jolly New Songs

Poland’s Trupa Trupa make psychedelic rock music that retains the genuinely weird edge that the genre mostly lost after the early years, though they also have the sheer direct punch of post-punk. Add in lyrics from frontman Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, an award-winning poet in Poland, and you’ve got quite a proposition. Jolly New Songs is joint-released by Blue Tapes and Ici d’ailleurs.
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Ought
Sun Coming Down

Sun Coming Down is the much anticipated second full length from the Montreal quartet who have found love across the globe with their debut album which topped many end of year lists with it's twitchy economical sound and yelped David Byrne-like vocal delivery. This new album continues in that angular manner, an unpolished charge of politicised avant-rock.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Those Pretty Wrongs
Those Pretty Wrongs

Those Pretty Wrongs is a collaboration between legendary Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and producer, musician and former member of roots-rock band The Freewheelers, Luther Russell. The pair got together when Stephens asked Russell to perform with him to promote the Big Star documentary film Nothing Can Hurt Me. If lead single Lucky Guy is anything to go by then fans of Big Star's gentler, melodic side will find plenty to like here.

Strange Ranger
Daymoon

Strange Ranger are a Portland band who swagger their way through their cool, laid-back indie sound. Daymoon is their second full-length album, following a previous record under the name of Sioux Falls, and it is a well-considered, more precise listen from the group. Daymoon is released by the Tiny Engines label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Shed Seven
Instant Pleasures

Stop everything! Shed Seven are back with a new album! Instant Pleasures is their fifth album in total but first for 16 years.Apparently, in places it even reaches the same heights as debut album Change Giver (1994). They rode a wave of success during the Britpop years with songs such as Chasing Rainbows and Going For Gold before disappearing. The title of the new album, according to frontman Rick Witter, is social comment on the modern world’s ability to pleasure us instantly, but also suggests that the album’s individual slices of indie-rock will do the same.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pearl Jam
Binaural

We Are Vinyl present a reissue of Pearl Jam’s sixth album, 2000’s Binaural. True to the title, the record does indeed feature some use of binaural recording techniques, so you can experience Pearl Jam in totally immersive super-stereo. The band put some of that experimentation into the style of the music too. Double LP reissue.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Half Forward Line
The Back of Mass

I’m already interested in an album when it was recorded over two days in a Derelict Irish Rural Pub. Was it derelict at the start of the sessions, or just at the end? I also like short sharp albums, so Half Forward Line’s half hour stomper - a jangler, a power-popper, a sharp dose, a pounder - has lots going for it. We’ve got members of So Cow and Oh Boland if they mean anything to you, and we’ve got songs about social anxiety which will probably mean something to all of us. “The Back Of Mass” comes on cassette - perhaps all they had to record on in the pub.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
This Is Why You Love Me

The Brian Jonestown Massacre are so popular that they re-issue four track EPs as 'mini' albums and people still rush out and buy them. This Is Why You Love Me is a classic example of how their between album work is just as essential as the full lengthers. As usual the vibe is psychedelic era Rolling Stones with some the Byrds 12 string sting thrown in. 

Gun Outfit
Out of Range

The cover of Gun Outfit’s fifth long-player, Out Of Range, instantly gives you the feel of this album. Think guitars, think dust, think Steve Gunn, think Lee Ranaldo and perhaps even Lee Hazlewood and you’ll be getting pretty close. The guitars fiddle and intertwine while the vocals brood. CD and 140g Vinyl on Paradise Of Bachelors.

The She's
"all female rock and roll quartet"

The She’s present their most snarkily-titled album yet in the form of all female rock and roll quartet, neatly skewering precisely the kind of lazy musical writing we try to avoid. This is the band’s second album, and it is packed with both raw energy and direct lyrics on the one hand and carefully-assembled textures and arrangements. Out on Empty Cellar.

Night Shop
Night Shop

Looking for an optimistic outlook in the debut 12” by Night Shop maybe a fool’s errand, but there’s the occasional flicker to beautifully temper the melancholia. Night Shop is the debut release by former Babies/Kevin Morby/Flat Worms drummer Justin Sullivan. He has some high-grade help to from members of The Oh Sees and Girlpool.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Guided By Voices
Live From Austin, TX

Back in 2004, Robert Pollard had decided that Guided By Voices, a band that had been his baby for more than 20 years, had run it’s course. Live From Austin, Texas was one of the band’s final gigs, and you can now share the emotional night with them again. Available on 2LP vinyl or 2CD+DVD. It needs to be pointed out that Guided By Voices reformed in 2012 and have released a further 9 albums to date.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps

We've already had Sinatra's Strangers in the Night now US singer songwriter Phoebe Bridgers brings us Strangers in the Alps. This is her first record for Dead Oceans following on from a 7" on Ryan Adams label Pax Am and has also been on the advert for the I Phone singing 'Gigantic' by the Pixies.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Howard Hello
Election Year

Howard Hello is the pairing of Kenseth Thibideau and Marty Anderson, who did nothing together for a decade before the recent reigniting of their collaboration, brought about in part by political circumstances. Election Year’s intriguing songcraft explores some of the last year’s effects and impacts in America. Out on Temporary Residence.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

R.E.M.
Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)

Outta the way people, certified classic coming through! Automatic For The People, unleashed twenty-five years ago, firmly established R.E.M. as a massive globe-straddling band, with hits including ‘Everybody Hurts’ and ‘Nightswimming’. Now here is an anniversary reissue to celebrate, ranging from a straight-up vinyl edition to a sprawling 3CD and Blu Ray collection with demos, a live show, and more besides.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Lea Porcelain
Lea Porcelain Remixed

Lea Porcelain Remixed features four tracks from the post-punk/electronica duo’s debut album Hymn To The Night. It was initially a widescreen, atmospheric kind of affair, let’s see what Ruede Hagelstein & Amin Fallaha, Scuba, Julien Bracht and Thom Sonny Green from Alt-J have done with it.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam

We Are Vinyl present a reissue of Pearl Jam’s 2006 return to form: the self-titled ‘Avocado’ album. It’s a politically-minded one, so look out for the Pearl Jam perspectives on the War On Terror and other such subjects, over hard and crunchy alternative rock action. Reissued as two vinyl LPs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pearl Jam
Riot Act

We Are Vinyl present a reissue of Pearl Jam’s 2002 record Riot Act, their seventh full-length album. Riot Act finds the band stretching out into some more unusual sounds, styles and tunings as well as the good solid rock of classic Pearl Jam. Some heavy themes in this one too, including 9/11 and the Roskilde disaster. Double vinyl LP reissue.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fox Face
Spoil + Destroy

Fox Face are Milwaukee’s best feminist punk outfit, applying lots of riot grrrl ferocity along with a bit of old-school heavy riff’n’chug, and even some brighter surfy sections. Spoil + Destroy is their debut album, and it definitely does the job if you are after powerful guitar music with a strong anti-bullshit filter. On Dirtnap.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Klaus Joynson & The Type 40
New Adventures in Time & Space - 12 Songs for 12 Doctors

Klaus Joynson set out on a mission to record a Doctor Who concept album in which every Doctor (and their corresponding era) is represented by a song. So that’s 12 Songs for 12 Doctors, with a few little bonus pieces bolstering the tracklist up to 18. The styles vary enormously, and each track is busily filled with nice little references to Doctor Who and beyond. CD release from K.Ultrax.

Heaters
Matterhorn

On their fourth album, Matterhorn, Michigan-based psych-rockers, Heaters have aimed high. They want to trump previous creative successes such as Holy Water Pool and Baptistina with their dynamic and precisely crafted sound. Since the aforementioned Baptistina, Heaters are re-energised by a line-up reshuffle with founding member Andrew Tamlyn leaving to form Fyrrh.

red kite
racquet

Fonted by Daniel Fisher (The Cooper Temple Clause) and made up with members of Minuteman and The Enid, red kite return for their second full length album. An earth quaking lineup which includes three guitarists and two drummers sees them step the pace of indie rock up more than a notch. LP and CD released through Blood.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Orchids
Who Needs Tomorrow… A 30 Year Retrospective

Oh those lovely Orchids. This is a fantastic round up of the best bits of the Sarah Records mainstays career alongside a whole CD of demos and outtakes. The band have a unique and lovelorn take on Scottish indie pop which in a perfect world would have them cited alongside Orange Juice and Teenage Fanclub as Great Scottish Bands. Get on board.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Afghan Whigs
Up In It

Sub Pop are reissuing a number of out of print Afghan Whigs vinyl and Up In It has not been available for over 25 years on the format. The 1990 album was the band’s second full length LP and became a must-play on college radio at the time. This album was the band’s debut on Sub Pop and the start of a long relationship between the band and the label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Afghan Whigs
Congregation

Album the third from Sub Pop alternative heroes The Afghan Whigs, reissued on vinyl for the first time for your listening pleasure. Released in 1992, Congregation is popular with fans and 90’s music historians alike, being viewed as the moment where grunge intersected with soulful R&B influences. Sub Pop double LP reissue
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Various
Belgian Nuggets 90s-00s Vol.1

The origin of this compilation lies in Mayway Records’ fortuitous purchase of a job lot of promo CDs from the Belgian public service broadcaster, representing twenty years of the country’s music scene(s). The label have decided to use this haul for good, by picking out the finest pieces and taking them out of obscurity and into circulation on this Belgian Nuggets compilation. dEUS, Nid & Sancy, Kolk, Volt and many more. On Mayway Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The New Faith
Me On You

Believe it or not, emerging Brighton outfit The New Faith don’t sound like the song ‘True Faith’ by New Order. What they do sound like, on this debut vinyl/CD on Faith Healer Records, is sullen British indie circa 2004, deftly augmented with the muscular production and windswept cultural pessimism of 2017. With titles such as ‘Too Young to Be Sad’ and ‘Look The Other Way’, there is an understated drama, even dread, in these handsome tunes. Wilting strings and mournful backing singers included for good measure.

Unsane
Sterilize

It’s the eighth studio album from the NYC noise rockers Unsane and they don’t seem to be letting off steam. Sterilize sees the band still as fiery and gnarly as they were back in 1988, with their mix of punk, noise, metal and hardcore punching through on this release on Southern Lord. 

Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts
Milano

New from Italian composer Daniele Luppi, whose 2011 album featured Danger Mouse, Jack White and Norah Jones. This time round, Luppi has enlisted droll indie rockers Parquet Courts (who have also provided some of the artwork for the project) and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Inspired by 1980s Milan, Milano is another creative album featuring well-loved indie favourites.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Oxbow
Thin Black Duke

Thin Black Duke follows the trend of all Oxbow albums in being so unpredictable as to what direction the record will follow. What can only be described as a mix of alternative rock, indie and even some shoegaze thrown in for good measure, this is an album that shows how musically cultured and mature Oxbow have become. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.

The Wedding Present
The Home Internationals EP

The Home Internationals EP by Leeds legends The Wedding Present contains four instrumental pieces. The EP kicks off with Wales from the band’s most recent album Going, Going...Spurred on by this track, and using the name of the old international football competition between the four home nations, David Gedge utilised his love of pop, rock, film scores and football as inspiration to create a further three instrumentals.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Twang
Subscription

The Twang were part of the mid-noughties explosion of lad-rock bands that brought us The Fratellis et al, indeed Barry Fratelli served as an auxiliary touring member of The Twang for a time. Thirteen years and five albums later the Brummie five-piece have delivered heir latest long-player, Subscription. Double vinyl Lp or CD on Jump The Cut.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Slaughter Beach, Dog
Birdie

Slaughter Beach, Dog (yep, that comma is integral to the band’s name) is Jake Ewald’s band, formed as an alternative outlet to his other group Modern Baseball. The new venture inspired Jake by letting him write in the context of a few different characters, and the accomplished results can be heard on Birdie. Out on Big Scary Monsters.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Weezer
Pacific Daydream

Weezer bring their eleventh full length album. Acting as a follow on from “The White” album (Weezer), they go black, or grey. Taking their sunny beach filled melodic pop/rock into a world of uncertainty and fantasy. But don’t fret, the melodies are still rife. They compare it to a mix of the Beach Boys and The Clash, so prepare yourself.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Stereophonics
Scream Above The Sounds

Bad news for people who like music in that Stereophonics have a new record out. Better news though for the millions of fans that follow sandpaper-voiced imp Kelly Jones and his merry crew. Expect more examples of catchy-despite-themselves singalong choruses, lyrics seemingly written by a 12 year old and Tesco produced hugely successful landfill indie. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Lonely The Brave
Things Will Matter (Redux)

Lonely The Brave clearly love the material they released on 2016’s Things Will Matter album, but they also reckon they could have done better. So they decided to do it again! Here is a Redux version of the album, reinventing and redeveloping those songs into somewhat new shapes. Nice approach, more bands should do it. On Hassle.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Hard Girls
Floating Now

Hard Girls’ name is a respectful yet cheeky reference to Robyn Hitchcock and Kimberley Rew’s Soft Boys, who the band cite as an influence. Known for their brooding post punk, their knack for melody has been likened to the abilities of Sebadoh’s Lou Barlow or Guided By Voices main man, Robert Pollard. Like Sebadoh, the band have two main songwriters, Mike Huguenor and Morgan Herrell, whose styles differ. Floating Now, however, cohesively explores morality, facing fears and doubt, influenced by their changing hometown of San Jose, California, a place where Google will soon call home.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Crippled Black Phoenix
Horrific Honorifics

Crippled Black Phoenix, the epic heavy-prog project helmed by Justin Greaves (Electric Wizard), presents for the first time a collection of cover versions! The sources of the songs are diverse, including No Means No, Swans, and even Sensational Alex Harvey Band: what a range is represented within the Phoenix. Horrific Honorifics is released by Artists Musicians Outlaws.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Lotta Sea Lice

Though they have a lot of hair in common this collaboration would have been hard to predict yet these two songwriters voices intertwine rather well. Neither opens their mouth properly so they both co-drawl over some rather lovely folk rock. Mick Harvey, Warpaint and Dirty Three folk help keep everything smooth. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bully
Losing

Indie confessionals Bully made frank on their hooks with their 2013 debut, and they follow up with Losing, a record a little down the line from their early-ages adult grunge and with more dynamism than their fevered past -- these songs, while still as fiery, open up their intensity to the possibilities of structure.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Magic Mountain / Jon Jones and the Beatnick Movement
Zodiac / No Brainer

Heavy Yorkshire rock crunch from two new bands from Bradfor and Leeds respectively. Jon Jones and the Beatnick Movement are good and garagey, while Magic Mountain are a supergroup composed of members of Menace Beach, Grammatics and Pulled Apart By Horses (wow!), with corresponding massiveness. Double A side split 7” single on Come Play With Me.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mattiel
Mattiel

The hard grafters at Burger Records have dug up another rough diamond here. Mattiel’s sound is a heady brew of influences from the grittier end of American garage rock. The White Stripes, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, it’s all in there across the dozen tracks of Mattiel's eponymous LP. ‘Whites of Their Eyes’ will probably end up soundtracking a scene in the next Tarantino film.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Circuit Des Yeux
Reaching For Indigo

After dabbling with a different alias last year, Haley Fohr brings her Circuit Des Yeux project back with a bang with new record Reaching For Indigo, her first album for Drag City. Again Fohr’s amazing baritone voice leads the way, but make sure to listen closely to enjoy the sheer depth and detail of these compositions.

The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Wild

Canadian indie-rock trio The Rural Alberta Advantage knocked the songs for their new album into shape on the road, gigging at some of their best-loved venues in Europe and North America. Now, committed to tape in the studio and ready to be unleashed on the world, The Wild is a diary of life on the road, missing home and broken hearts.

Quiet Slang
We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags

Overwrought pop-punk noise-warning achievers Beach Slang here retool themselves as "Quiet Slang" for a record of solo versions from frontman Jame Alex. Sorta like a garage rock band but with instruments for chamber music, these renditions have cello and piano and none of that pesky distortion that usually marks their sound.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Xcerts
Hold On To Your Heart

Murray Macloed and rest of those cheeky Xcerts dig deep into the eons past, where music was a tapestry weaved through our culture, way back to our roots but equally; it was all about that first kiss. Keep pressing that single piano key all the way through the song! Bring out the big chord in the chorus! That Springsteen 80s synth and driving momentum, the unstoppable power of love! Everything is going to be alright.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead (2017 Master) [Deluxe Edition]

Another magical example of when a single LP gets turned into a 5LP box set. The Smiths 4th best album finally gets the big set treatment with demos, b-sides live tracks and a DVD featuring Derek Jarman's short film made to accompany the original release. A must for all fans of this most special of bands. "Slip them into different sleeves! Buy both, and feel deceived".

Pearl Jam
Let's Play Two

Grunge champions Pearl Jam unleashed their haughty, heaving rock music on Wrigley Fields in 2016, most likely sparking debates of "do they rock or do they rock?" amongst friends. These shows coincided with a World Series victory for the Chicago Cubs (sorta like the Leicester City love story of baseball), so Pearl Jam decided they'd release a celebratory documentary of the shenanigans they contributed. Go Cubs?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mountain Movers
Mountain Movers

A little bit melancholic and a little bit thought provoking, s/t. is the latest release from  Mountain Movers. A band that started from a small and quiet affair, that have blossomed into a piece of well earned art on the indie-rock hidden gems wall of fame. A cracking addition to their rapidly growing arsenal of music that is available on Vinyl LP.

The Bitter Springs
Love Rat / Less Than Love

The Bitter Springs are a bunch of old punk geezers who sings about things like the Love Rat and feeling things like Less Than Love. They’re a lot of fun - loud, organ ridden, funny vocals, cheeky chappy bass lines and a great mix of ska, punk and garage. 7” vinyl limited to 250 copies.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

World Of Pooh
The Land Of Thirst

Cult classic underground indie-pop from San Francisco's World Of Pooh. 1989’s The Land Of Thirst was in fact the only album they were ever able to release, and has been vanishingly rare in physical editions for a long time now. But this record is so brimming with interesting and exciting indie action, it really needed a reissue. And here it is! On Starlight Furniture Co.

Melkbelly
Nothing Valley

Melkbelly are born out of Chicago’s busily bubbling underground DIY music scene(s), with members who have played in all sorts of contexts and groups over the years. Debut album Nothing Valley is an angular and direct record of high-energy rock music that manages to be experimental and catchy all at the same time! LP and CD editions on Wax Nine.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The White Stripes
The Hardest Button To Button / St. Ides Of March

The White Stripes remember a time when they released a shittonne of impressive singles, each on the classic Elephant. "The Hardest Button to Button" is counterpointed by "St. Ideas of March" on the flip, a cover of the Solded Brothers. A nice way to commemorate one of the best pop/garage rock bands that ever did feature Jack White.

Ten Fé
Turn

Ten Fé are a smooth outfit who carefully cut together indie rock aesthetics with electronic grooves. The band’s album was produced by Ewan Pearson, who knows the Ten Fé sound so well that he was asked to remix Turn into an up-and-bouncing house number. 7” single on Some Kinda Love.

Half Japanese
Half Gentlemen / Not Beasts

The very first record from the Fair brothers’ cult band Half Japanese. Half Japanese are notable for a number of reasons, one of which is making their debut a triple album! This set captures the whole thing, as well as another CD of bonus tracks. They are also notable for their refusal to play (or tune) their guitars properly, as you’ll hear (note that this is a good thing).
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Various
Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths

No-one is really queuing up these days to cover the Smiths but a few years ago excitement mounted as the likes of Joyzipper, the Wedding Present and..er Sixpence None the Richer excitedly recreated those legendary songs. It was all collected on a powder blue 2LP edition which may or may not be as sought after as a Tommy Robinson commemorative tea towel.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pugwash
The Perfect Summer

Pugwash trail their forthcoming new album Silverlake with this single, The Perfect Summer, pleasingly released in September. The single, which is fully imbued with those lovely Pugwash indie-pop vibes, is extra-summery thanks to the vinyl, which is “ice cream swirl coloured”! Limited quantities only, out on the Lojinx label.
  • Vinyl 7" (LJX109V7)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Crepes
Channel Four

Crepes are comprised of a bunch of Aussie musicians who have been in or played with The Murlocs, Dreamin’ Wild, Fraser A. Gorman, Tropical Snakes and Robot Fox. They take their influences from Gary Numan, Cass McCombs and Devo. This beguiling mix make debut album, Channel Four a cocktail of surf-tinted jangle and ethereal synth sounds served up in a vintage pop glass.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
The Echo Of Pleasure

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart return with their fourth full-length album, the moodily titled The Echo of Pleasure. The band’s sweet melodies and synthy wall of sound production style is all comfortably in place, but some of the childish matters of the heart that drove earlier Pains songs have been replaced with a mature depth of feeling, borne out of frontman Kip’s impending fatherhood. Out on Painbow.

Pale Seas
Stargazing For Beginners

On the verge of a promising breakthrough, Pale Seas suddenly disappeared. Five years later Stargazing For Beginners finally appears. In the intervening years the band have perfected their craft to create an expansive indie sound akin to Doves or The Verve.  Working with producers who between them have worked with The Verve, Michael Kiwanuka, Devandra Banhart and The Bees has helped their focus. The band’s leader Jacob Scott takes his influences from Neil Young, Elliott Smith and Half Japanese as well as seeing his artist mother devote her life to her art.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Cults
Offering

Cults  - yes they did spell their name correctly - have returned with their second effort and according to the press release are now working in technicolour rather than their previous black and white. It says these songs are bursting with melody and invention using new song structures and buzzing synths to forge their brave new world. 

Canon Blue
Lasso Yo

It’s a hat-trick for Canon Blue as Lasso Yo is the producer-songwriter’s third LP. I’m immediately getting M83 feelings here. It’s the vocals, being all distant and epic and profound and saying things like “ye-ye”. The instrumentation is some surging pop which cleverly utilises a range of instruments. It’s a producer’s album this one.   
  • Vinyl LP (TRR292LP)
  • £19.49 £11.69 (saving: £7.80)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Wedding Present
Marc Riley Sessions Volume 2

The time is nigh. For those who bought 'Volume One' last year the wait is over. Here we can present ageing indie strummers Wedding Present delivering a second volume of their Marc Riley sessions. This contains songs from no fewer than 8 of their studio albums plus the usual murder of a classic  - this time it's the turn of the Monkees 'Pleasant Valley Sunday'. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Clutch
Live At The Googolplex

Live At The Googleplex heads up a string of three picture disc releases on Weathermaker Music by Maryland rockers Clutch. The album was recorded in Chicago, Illinois, Kansas City, Columbus, Ohio and Montreal, Quebec in February and March 2002 when the band toured with Californian metal band System Of A Down.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

pOrch
Walking Boss

pOrch hail from Oakland, California and like to subversively put their capital letters in the wrong place. The band play experimental, noisy, math punk. Walking Boss, which now sees a 180g blue vinyl pressing, was originally released in 2013. It was recorded by Tim Green whose CV boasts such recording and engineering credits as The Melvins and The Fucking Champs. He was the natural choice for this record.

Monster Treasure
II

Big and chunky indie-grunge-pop-punk songs from Monster Treasure, a Californian band. Their II album tears it up with rad grrrrrl riffs and a relentless pummelling of melodies, adding up to a record you could surely enjoy while driving with the windows down to the beach or some other good time. Released by Leisure & District.

Medicine
2.0 Extraneous

Having last released an album in 2014, noise-rock and electronic band, Medicine return with an album of alternative dance tracks, ready for the dance floors of 2017 and the future. 2.0 Extraneous sounds experimental and in places, alienating, but there are dance hooks abound and distorted sounds come together to make an album of solid songs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Husky Loops
EP2

London based indie three piece Husky Loops bring us their aptly title second EP. With definite influence from Wardance, Death From Above, Queens Of The Stone Age they are a beautifully odd take on the heavier, groovier, smoke-filled side. Big guitar chords, and electronic tones fight for mainstage. Five track EP on Fighting Ourselves.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sweet Apple
The Golden Age of Glitter

The Golden Age Of Glitter is the second album by all-star rock band, Sweet Apple. The band features J. Mascis on drums, Tim Parnin from Cobra Verde on Guitar and Dave Sweetapple from Witch on bass and vocals. (Hmm, I wonder where they got their name from?). The Golden Age Of Glitter also features guest appearances from Screaming Trees gruff-voiced Mark Lanegan and Guided By Voices beer-fueled high-kicking front man Robert Pollard. If you like any of these artists, you’ll love this!

Alex Lahey
I Love You Like A Brother

Emanating originally from Melbourne, Alex Lahey originally went to university to study jazz saxophone. Luckily she realised that this was a terrible waste of time and so embarked on an arts degree and set about making relatable fuzz pop that sounds like Courtney Barnett sandpapered in order to fit onto college radio playlists. Catchy with punch-a-long choruses galore.