Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Beauty Pill
Please Advise

Please Advise is the third studio album from Washington D.C.-based outfit Beauty Pill. The success of 2015 album Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are, which emerged after a long 11 years in the aftermath of Chad Clark’s near-fatal diagnosis of viral cardiomyopathy that caused his heart to stop, has raised the expectations for his brand of diverse, restless indie-rock. 
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Arctic Monkeys
The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

The oddly titled The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala was a track taken from Arctic Monkeys fourth album Suck It and See. It's a melodic treat of a song on an album that has sometimes been accused of being too hard edged. Lots of lyrical twists and turns and stadium-ready rock here. The only downside is that the B side features Miles Kane. 
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Fugazi
Fugazi

Fugazi was the debut EP from soon-to-be-pretty-legendary post-hardcore lot Fugazi. It contained seven songs (and was sometimes known as '7 Songs') including Waiting Room which became one of their most well known songs after it was covered by Red Hot Chilli Peppers. They went on to make perhaps more well rounded records but Fugazi marked the beginning of their distinctive and uncompromising music. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fugazi
Repeater

Their second record and first studio proper, Repeater continued the life of post-hardcore giants Fugazi, taking the hallmarks of hardcore bands such as Gang of Four and, you know, Minor Threat, and updating them into a new bizarre style. Still more punk than poetics, Repeater speaks to that early time in Fugazi's career when anger dictated all.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Grouper
The Man Who Died In His Boat

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

Deerhunter
Cryptograms & Flourescent Grey

The early days of Deerhunter were spent sinking deep into the psychedelic void, with distorted guitars swirling around Broadcast-inspired rhythmic curiosities. Cryptograms is a mix of cerebral ambient wallpaper and visceral trance dream pop, with the supplementary Fluorescent Grey EP working as arguably their best and most concise work, a perfect marriage of their melodic inclinations and their self-sabotaging fuzz. The messy and crucial band they used to be.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bill Callahan
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

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

Tropical Fuck Storm
A Laughing Death in Meatspace

Psychrockers Tropical Fuck Storm are finally dropping their debut album, a bewildering bomb of disorienting five-minute middle fingers raised at easy-listening. Expect no respite on A Laughing Death in Meatspace, but aggressively off-beat drums, angry vocals, and screeching guitars circling the listener with almost nauseating inconsistency. Aussies here turning everything upside-down again, especially your sense of balance.

Peel Dream Magazine
Agitprop Alterna

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

Honestly, who knew we'd look back on this one as fondly as we do? Franz Ferdinand's first record seemed hell-bent on compacting as many hooks as was feasibly possible in a post-punk record, with "Take Me Out" a prime example of overdoing it for the best results. Not much else needs be said about this record of smirking gloom hits.
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A.O. Gerber
Another Place To Need

After a childhood of wanting to be a musician, learning piano, singing in a choir and teaching herself guitar Los Angeles-based A.O. Gerber ended up on a path of academia and farm work before returning to college to focus on music, specifically songwriting and composition. It was this time that made her what she is now and laid the foundations for her album Another Place to Need which draws on jazz, classical, experimental and choral music.
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Thee Oh Sees
Floating Coffin

Which one is this then? It seems it was the fourteenth album from the endless splurge of creativity that comes from the noggin' of John Dwyer and his Thee Oh Sees friends. Released in 2013 the album was more of a group effort than earlier discs, heavy and dark it contained matched their garage rock racket with quieter, more reflective moments. 

Thee Oh Sees
Grave Blockers

You’re thinking how on earth do Thee Oh Sees manage to put so many new records out, right? Well, in the case of this one it’s a reissue. Grave Blockers was originally released in 2006 and sees John Dwyer et al in a gentler mood, playing some psych-folk rather than the unhinged garage rock to which we’ve become accustomed.

Pozi
176 EP

Named after the London bus route running from the heart of the city to Kent, 176 is a new five-track EP from post-punk outfit Pozi. Recorded in an intense five-day burst down in Margate, it sees them take a different approach to last year's excellent PZ1 album, ditching the guitars and embracing electronic textures. 
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Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Originally released in 1997, the faultline between the excesses of the back-end of Britpop and the re-emergence of interesting British indie, Catherine Wheel’s dreamy fourth studio album Adam And Eve correctly pre-empted the shift in the industry. Now, it’s being re-issued on a double-LP edition via Music On Vinyl. 
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The Black Watch
Brilliant Failures

The Black Watch are an indie band from Santa Barbara, California who formed in 1987. Since then, without a great deal of people noticing and certainly with no hype, they’ve put out 20-odd LPs and EPs. They sound like a very desirable mix of the famed Dunedin sound, Guided By Voices and The Wedding Present. Their latest album is Brilliant Failures, you should buy it. 
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Elephant Tree
Habits

Nearly half a decade of touring has made London’s Elephant Tree one of the tightest practitioners of doom-rock and prog-rock around. In 2020, they return with their third studio album Habits, produced to pin-point perfection at The Church studios and which could see them burst out from the underground. 
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Sugar
This Joke Is Always On Us, Sometimes

Live album of Bob Mould’s post-Husker Du band Sugar. This recording was captured in 1994, and previously partnered the singles collection Besides on CD. Contains UK top 40 single If I Can't Change Your Mind so you can sit and dream about the fun you would have seeing this classic played live back then.
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Brendan Benson
Dear Life

A co-founder of The Raconteurs along with Jack White as well as a solo artist with a great reputation, Brendan Benson returns with his seventh album, and first after a seven-year hiatus imposed by fatherhood. Dear Life is also his debut for Third Man Records, and sees him, as ever, melding classic rock moves with modern creativity. 
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Deerhoof
Future Teenage Cave Artists

The 15th album from San Franciscan indie rock veterans Deerhoof finds the quartet in a fairly typical mood, which isn’t something particularly definable in a career as long and diverse as theirs. Future Teenage Cave Artists is a meeting of classic rock and R&B riffs with sugary harmonies, unlikely settings for songs detailing the unravelling of economies and human systems. 
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Third World Pyramid

Their previous album 'Revelation' was to my mind one of the finest of their career so we are all hoping that the Brian Jonestown Massacre's late renaissance continues with this their 15th studio album. Anton hasn't exactly been sat around in the meantime, there's been tours, albums with Tess Parks, the 'Mini Album Thingy Wingy' and lots more besides. When the dust settles Brian Jonestown should be rights be voted one of the best bands of this generation.  

The Reverse
Which Way Out

North London post-punk, goth-tinged, alt-folk indie band The Reverse have been likened to Pulp, Lloyd Cole, Belle and Sebastian, The Auteurs and David Devant & His Spirit Wife. Which Way Out is their debut album. The songs tend to be personal, political or both and are delivered with a dark sense of humour. 
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Guided By Voices
Surrender Your Poppy Field

Coming off the back of his 100-song marathon set on NYE in Los Angeles, Robert Pollard certainly doesn’t intend on slowing down in the new decade. Surrender Your Poppy Field is the 30th (thirtieth!!) Guided By Voices album, and something like the 105th Pollard has released overall. Phew. Furthermore, it stands to be one of his most adventurous yet, mixing shiny hook-laden psych-pop with lo-fi, spontaneously recorded efforts. 
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The Rifles
Live At The Roundhouse

A double-LP live album featuring songs spanning their decade-and-a-half career, Live At The Roundhouse captures Essex’s The Rifles in their natural habitat. Having toiled around the nation’s live circuit for so many years building up their devoted fanbase, this 20-track set feels like the culmination of a life’s work. 
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Longpigs
The Sun Is Often Out

The Sun is Often Out is the debut album by Sheffield band Longpigs and was originally released in 1996. The band were fronted by Crispin Hunt and featured Richard Hawley on guitar. The Sun is Often Out contains the singles She Said and On and On. If you love your Britpop-era stuff and are too young to remember this you’d be advised to get involved. If you just want to relive those hedonistic ‘90s, then you’re welcome, too.
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Marion
The World and Body

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Don’t Get Lost

After several enticing preview singles, the world now gets to enjoy the sixteenth album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre in full. Don’t Get Lost is the band’s Berlin album, and it mixes their classic psych-clatter sound with elements of jazz and post-punk, with help from guests like Tim Burgess from The Charlatans and Emil Nikolaisen from Serena-Maneesh. CD and double yellow vinyl LP editions on Anton Newcombe’s own ‘a’ Recordings imprint.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sorry
925

Sorry have only been seen so far on a grab bag of singles so its high time they delivered their debut album. The North London crew are nothing if not shape shifters and have a thrillingly open minded nature to their music making. This hotly anticipated debut was, for example, influenced by Aphex Twin and Tony Bennett (and possibly Ronnie Corbett though citation needed).  It's a very now record  - filled as much with experimentation as it is with pop hooks.   

Arctic Monkeys
Brianstorm

Brianstorm  - see what they did there? This was the first single to be taken from Arctic Monkeys second album Favourite Worst Nightmare and was early proof that their debut was no flash in the pan. It's a familiar storming racket with Alex Turner's dextrous, humorous lyrics atop swirling guitars and clattering drums. That rascal himself Dizzee Rascal turns up on the B side for an unlikely collaboration.   
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black midi
Talking Heads / Crows Perch

Soon-to-be-massive Londoners black midi are trying very hard to adopt an enigmatic persona with a series of low key releases such as the bmbmbm (we told you they were enigmatic) 7" on Speedy Wunderground. Finally they release their first big thing and it's of no surprise that Rough Trade have snapped them up. Their sound is energetic, danceable, accessible but also somewhat original. We haven't got many of these so you'll need to be quick to get on board.     
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Jenny Lewis
On The Line

Where has Jenny Lewis been for the last five years since her 2014 album 'The Voyager'? Anyway, the good news is that the former Riley Kilo singer has this new album where she is backed by a cast of quite legendary musicians including Ringo Starr, Beck and Don Was. There's always one or two good things in a Jenny Lewis LP so it may well be worth the wait. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Ganser
Just Look At That Sky

Just Look at That Sky is the  second album Chicago four-piece Ganser. It follows their critically acclaimed 2018 debut, Odd Talk. Here they mine Chicago’s noise rock history, taking cues from the likes of Shellac and The Jesus Lizard. They mix that with some post-punk and art rock influences such as Sleater Kinney and Throwing Muses. It was co-produced by Chicago producer Brian Fox and Mia Clarke of Brighton indie band Electrelane.
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Arctic Monkeys
Black Treacle

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

Teenage Snuff Film was the first solo album by the legendary Rowland S. Howard. It was originally released in 1999.  There’s a cover of Billy Idol’s White Wedding and Bad Seed Mick Harvey contributes his instrumental talents. Of Course, Howard had a rich musical history behind him by this time with The Birthday Party, Crime & The City Solution, These Immortal Souls and various collaborations with the likes of Lydia Lunch and Fad Gadget. Reissue on Mute.
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Pavement
The Secret History Volume 1

Pavement were arguably the greatest American band of the ‘90s. The Secret History Vol. 1 compiles 30 tracks from the band’s early days, 25 of which have never been available on vinyl before. There are b-sides, Peel Sessions and a live concert from the time when Slanted & Enchanted was their only album. The deluxe double LP is housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket and contains essays from Pavement main man Stephen Malkmus and guitarist Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bodega
Witness Scroll

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

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

In The West was the second album by the wonderful American indie rockers Silkworm. This reissue has been remastered from the original tape by none other than Steve Albini, who was the album’s original producer. It comes with new liner notes by founding member Tim Midyett and three bonus tracks. Their fans include Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Stephen Malkmus of Pavement.
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Dan Croll
Grand Plan

Inspired by his recent move to Los Angeles, Liverpudlian artist Dan Croll reveals his third studio album Grand Plan. Created in league with excellent session players and Matthew E. White on production duties around a year ago, it’s a much more songwriterly collection than his two previous indie-pop efforts. 
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Muzz
Muzz

Muzz, the recently announced side-project fronted by Interpol’s Paul Banks and featuring former Jonathan Fire*Eater member Matt Barrick and producer / Bonny Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman, presents its self-titled debut album on Matador Records, a soulful, dark and sonically lush collection. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Primo
Sogni

You know the band Terry, right? Well Primo feature two members of Terry doing music in generally the same ballpark but with a more minimal post-punk ethic at play. The Melbourne-based four piece have been compared to the New Zealand bands of the mid '80s (the Chills et al) as well as Young Marble Giants and Grass Widow. Therefore it's perfect that they've wound up Upset the Rhythm for this, their second album.  

Enter Shikari
Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible

Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is the sixth album by screamo favourites Enter Shikari. This has been labeled ‘the most definitive Enter Shikari album’ and contains elements of everything the band have done over their previous five albums. Frontman Rou Reynolds, who also produced the album, says its for the frustrated among us who still have hope. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Elbow
Live at The Ritz - An Acoustic Performance

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

Kidbug
Kidbug

Joyful Noise presents the self-titled debut album from Kidbug, featuring members of Eerie Wanda (Marina Tadic), Dumb Numbers (Adam Harding), Swans (Thor Harris) and Best Coast (Bobb Bruno). Laid down in a three-day recording session convened around Christmas 2018, Kidbug is a thing of spontaneous, dreamy magic. 
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Orlando Weeks
A Quickening

Inspired by becoming a father for the first time 18 months ago, former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks presents his debut solo album A Quickening. A delicate, ethereal album recalling the likes of Talk Talk and Kate Bush, it’s full of the thrills and anxieties of a completely new type of responsibility. 
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Phoebe Bridgers
Punisher

Despite Punisher being only Phoebe Bridgers second solo album, and first for three years, she hasn’t really stopped working in that time. There was Boygenius, the 2018 collaboration with Lucy Dacus and Julian Baker, and Better Oblivion Community Center, her fab 2019 project with Conor Oberst. It’s great that she’s back with new solo material because her debut, Stranger In The Alps, was ace. 
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Crippled Black Phoenix
We Shall See Victory

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

Various
Positive Times Infinity (An Emotional Response Compilation)

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

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

Cable Ties
Far Enough

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

The Beths
Jump Rope Gazers

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

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

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

New Zealand hard rockers The Datsuns will soon be releasing their seventh album. While we wait for that to be unleashed, we have a reissue of their fourth album from 2008, Headstunts. The observant smarties among you will already have noticed that the title is, in fact, an anagram of The Datsuns. Contains the singles So Long and Human Error.
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Reciprocate
Yeah Well

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

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

Chapterhouse's debut album 'Whirpool' is an unsung gem of shoegaze. The Reading group were never afraid to look to the dance sounds which crossed into alternative music at the time, seeking influence from baggy and the wall of sound structures of acid house. Heavy grooves, distorted yet melodic riffs, lust ambience; it can only be a 90s shoegazing album!
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The Boo Radleys
Everything's Alright Forever

Before Liverpool band The Boo Radleys were one of the most played bands on British radio with chart hits like Wake Up Boo! they were a much loved, if lesser known, shoegaze band signed to Alan McGee’s Creation label. Everything’s Alright Forever was their second album, originally released in 1992.
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Galaxie 500
Today

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

Cornershop
England Is A Garden

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

Willie J Healey
Twin Heavy

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

Metro Trinity
Die Young

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

Teenage Fanclub
Man-Made

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

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Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert
Cut To Black

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

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

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Sideways to New Italy

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

The Fall
Hex Enduction Hour

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

Broken Social Scene
Live at Third Man Records

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

Vundabar
Either Light

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

Warm Digits
Flight of Ideas

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

Seazoo
Joy

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

The Lovely Eggs
Still Second Rate

Arriving on ‘snot green’ coloured 7” vinyl and adorned with artwork from Casey Raymond, ‘Still Second Rate’ is the second single to be released from The Lovely Eggs’ upcoming sixth album I Am Moron. Steeped in humorous contempt for modern culture, it includes a recreation of the Working Tax Credit Hotline hold music. 
  • Vinyl 7" (EGG014)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The National
High Violet (Expanded Edition)

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

Born Ruffians
Juice

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

TOPS
I Feel Alive

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

Pearl Jam
Gigaton

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

Fassine
Forge

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

Current Joys
Live at Kilby Court

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

Purple Mountains
Purple Mountains

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

The Stroppies
Whoosh

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

Young Knives
Barbarians

Judging by their  new single, Sheep Tick, Young Knives have taken a wildly different approach to their fifth album, Barbarians. They have a darker sound and there are more electronics and less of the snappy XTC-influenced indie that I know them for. The sound does suit the subject matter, however, with them using Straw Dogs, a novel by John Gray, to assess if violence is just part of human nature and how we cope with that.
  • Vinyl LP (GADZOOK108C1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP (GADZOOK108LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Talk Show
These People

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

Catholic Action
Celebrated By Strangers

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

The Subways
All Or Nothing

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

The Killers
Imploding The Mirage

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

John Frusciante
The Empyrean (10 Year Anniversary Issue)

The last Frusciante reissue we got in - 2005's 'Curtains' - ended up being our surprise best seller of 2019, such is the almost cult-like devotion his solo work enjoys and the sheer demand for it on vinyl. Originals of 2009's 'The Empyrean' sometimes fetch similarly silly prices over on Discogs, and so we're expecting this latest reissue - featuring contributions from Jonny Marr and RHCP bandmate Flea - to fly off the shelves too. Be quick!
  • Vinyl Double LP (RCM101120LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Dears
Lovers Rock

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

Activity
Unmask Whoever

Mixing electronica and dream-pop, Activity is a new four-piece formed of Grooms duo Travis Johnson and Steve Levine, bassist Zoë Browne (Field Mouse) and guitarist Jess Rees (Russian Baths). Unmask Whoever, produced with the help of Psychic TV’s Jeff Berner, speaks to the quartet’s resolve to undermine and subvert the norms of modern indie-rock. 

Adam Franklin
Drones & Clones: 10 Songs No Words

Glass Modern presents a first-ever vinyl release for Drones & Clones: 10 Songs No Words, the fourth solo album from Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin and the first of two full-lengths that he released in 2013. Back then, this album of instrumentals was only made available as a download, but it’s a timely re-issue as it played up the beautiful sounds that usually serve as a backdrop. 
  • Vinyl LP (GLAMLP018)
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Nap Eyes
Snapshot Of A Beginner

Nap Eyes’ fourth studio album Snapshot of a Beginner sees the Canadian indie-rockers growing ever more comfortable with and confident in their sound. Although still centered around frontman Nigel Chapman’s freewheeling jamming sessions, on this occasion the band went into The National’s studio in New York state to put the loose song structures in place before most of the creativity started. 

Margaret Glaspy
Devotion

Margaret Glaspy follows her critically acclaimed album, Emotions and Math, with Devotion. Her first LP showed her off as the excellent guitarist she is, but never one to stand still, Devotion arrives with the Brooklyn singer / songwriter using electronic music as a starting point. The songs are about fully giving your heart over to someone or something, whatever the risks.

Gold Cage
Social Crutch

Los Angeles band Gold Cage bring forth their debut album, Social Crutch. They played slowcore in the vein of Galaxie 500 or Yo La Tengo, but there’s a post-punk edge to what they do leading to comparisons to Roland S. Howard. Meditative album opener Repeater Kember will certainly pique the interest of Yo La Tengo and Low fans.

Bon Iver
Blood Bank (10th Anniversary Edition)

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon followed his one-man-in-a-shed acoustic debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago in 2010 with an EP, Blood Bank. The EP marked a change in sound, introducing new techniques and textures. It is this more experimental sound that has been built on since, as he breaks new ground with every recording. Time to take a look back with this expanded 10th anniversary edition which includes brand new live recordings of all of the tracks.
  • Vinyl LP (JAG343LP-C1)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Drive-By Truckers
The Unraveling

Great news for readers of Uncut magazine....there's a new Drive By Truckers album in town. The magazine's flagship band haven't released a record in three years which is a long time for them but leader Patterson Hood has been struggling with writers block brought on with worrying about how to convey the very mess the world is in. Thankfully he started to look closer to home, to matters of the heart for inspiration and found that his band were at the peak of their powers on an album that mixes the politics with the personal. 

Robert Forster
Danger In The Past

Danger in the Past is the debut album by ex-Go-Between, Robert Forster. It is turning thirty this year and to celebrate it’s getting a remastered reissue. Forster’s band on this occasion was Mick Harvey, Hugo Race and Thomas Wydler. The album has been praised by BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and music journalist Pete Paphides.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Robert Forster
Calling From A Country Phone

I was still crying about the demise of the Go-Betweens when Robert Forster released his first two solo albums Danger in the Past and Calling From A Country Phone in the early '90s so didn't really give them due attention amongst the tears. Now perhaps is a good time to evaluate them and the second of those records now comes remastered with liner notes and a bonus 7" featuring two tracks that were hidden tracks on the initial CD run.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The No Ones
The Great Lost No Ones Album

The No Ones are a supergroup featuring R.E.M's Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey of The Young Fresh Fellows and The Minus 5, plus Frode Strømstad and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen from Norweigian band I Was A King. The sum of which makes for The Great Lost No Ones Album highly charged with guitars and melody. 
  • Vinyl LP (LPYEP2718X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock