Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Arrows / Empire Empire
Split


  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Arrows / These Hands
Split


  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Yo La Tengo
Fade

Fade is the Yo La Tengo album which features Actual Best Cover Art of All Time showing the band cowering beneath the biggest tree you've ever seen. It was a collaboration with producer John McEntire (Tortoise) and like a lot of their albums showcases many different sides of their music from slow aching ballads to extended wig outs. Yo La Tengo have since become an institution in US indie rock and Fade is another small piece of the enormous musical puzzle they have created.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Autumn Owls
Between Buildings, Toward The Sea


  • Vinyl LP (EPTNC001LP)
  • £21.99 £11.00 (saving: £10.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (EPTNC001CD)
  • £13.99 £7.00 (saving: £6.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Wind-Up Birds
The Mild Awards


  • Vinyl 7" (STURDY9)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Motorama
Calendar

The first LP from Russian group Motorama to drop on Talitres (Destroyer, Micah P. Hinson) is a lovely thing. Calendar is full of that kind of dreamy, slightly twee post-punk that so many of us here at Norman towers are total suckers for. As such, we wager you will be too. Deerhunter are the obvious comparison.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dear Thief / The NJE
Split


  • Vinyl 7" (FIT056S)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Stay
The Fourth Dimension


  • Vinyl LP (21921SUB)
  • £17.99 £10.79 (saving: £7.20)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Shinies
Ennui/ Eighteen


  • Vinyl 7" (DBR006)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Edie Sedgwick
We Wear White


  • Vinyl LP (DIS175V)
  • £16.99 £8.50 (saving: £8.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Religious Girls
Midnight Realms


  • Vinyl 12" (N30)
  • £24.99 £12.50 (saving: £12.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Brights
Full Colour Sound


  • CD (LPOP006)
  • £12.49 £6.25 (saving: £6.24)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Inca Babies
Deep Dark Blue


  • CD (INCLP0049CD)
  • £10.99 £5.50 (saving: £5.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Twang
10.20

You have to hand it to the Twang  - they are still going. Lambasted by critics from day one, the West Midlands band have built up a following of fans who aren't bothered by things like critical approval and just want to enjoy some honest to goodness indie that harks back to the golden age of Happy Mondays and Shed Seven. 10.20 was their third album which took their sound into darker territories and featured a the Durutti Column cover.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Waves Of Fury
Thirst


  • Vinyl LP (ALIVE0133LP)
  • £13.49 £6.75 (saving: £6.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bob Mould
Silver Age

Bob Mould, the Husker Du and Sugar guy, has generally always been a guitar man but prior to the release of his 10th solo album the Silver Age had been dabbling in electronics. For fans of Mould and his big fat guitar sound, the Silver Age was a welcome return to the driving alternative rock he'd been best known for. It now gets a heavyweight silver vinyl re-issue on Demon. 
  • Vinyl LP (DEMREC651)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Tim Burgess
Oh No I Love You

Sold out

The Proctors / Apple Orchard
Split


  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Boston Spaceships
The Greatest Hits Of Boston Spaceships (Out Of The Universe By Sundown)

Robert Pollard's second best band of all time, Boston Spaceships, have a lot of pop nuggets scattered in their vast discography, and this compilation -- spanning four years of material -- tries to sum up the band the best it can: silly, jangly and occasionally closing in on the greatness of Guided By Voices, they were a nifty addition to the overlong and overwhelming back catalogue of Uncle Bob.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Local Girls
Deluxe Kicks


  • CD (SOUR06CD)
  • £6.99 £3.50 (saving: £3.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dead Can Dance
Anastasis

Fans of Dead Can Dance were almost past themselves with excitement when the band announced in 2012 that Anastasis would be their first album since 1996. The duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry certainly didn't let anybody down on an album which had all the drama and grandeur of their earlier work. Aptly Anastasis means resurrection and the band's comeback continued with 2018's similarly excellent Dionysus.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Archers of Loaf
All The Nations Airports

Indie rock mainstays Archers Of Loaf get in on the reissues act - Fire are putting out a remastered version their 1996 LP All The Nations Airports. This is a pleasingly mixed-bag from Eric Bachmann et al. Sure, there are plenty of impassioned rockers ala Les Savy Fav/Guided By Voices/Pixies, but the band also make room here for tape experiments and piano ballads.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bailterspace
Strobosphere

Bailterspace (sometimes stylised as Bailter Space) were known as ‘the Sonic Youth of the Southern Hemisphere’ in their ‘90s heyday. This was with good reason - the New Zealand group’s combination of grunge, post-rock, Cure-ish post-punk and noise would have satisfied Thurston, Gordon, Ranaldo et al. With Strobosphere, the band’s first LP in well over a decade, all the parts still appear to be in good nick. They’re even back on their old label Flying Nun.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Cameras
In Your Room


  • CD (MANI033CD)
  • £10.99 £5.50 (saving: £5.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Ape School
Junior Violence


  • Vinyl LP (HT054LP)
  • £13.99 £7.00 (saving: £6.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Blairmailer
Best Of


  • CD (TG003)
  • £11.49 £5.75 (saving: £5.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Barry Andrewsin
Disko Kuka Siella?


  • CD (FR85)
  • £13.49 £6.75 (saving: £6.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

TOY
Toy

Toy are a London group who play a take on indie rock which is hugely influenced by many eras of psychedelia. From the early psych rock and pop of the 60s and 70s krautrock, to the birth of 80s neo-psych and 90s shoegazings, Toy's sound is driving, melodic, dreamy and groovy. Their debut, eponymous album was recorded by Speedy Wunderground head honcho Dan Carey and released on Heavenly in 2012.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HVNLP94)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Artist(s):
  • TOY
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Halo Halo
Manananggal


  • Vinyl 7" (M'LR 038)
  • £5.49 £2.75 (saving: £2.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

dEUS
Following Sea

'Following Sea' is Belgian rock group dEUS's second album. It's a propulsve post-punk (try saying that five times fast) record that recalls The Smiths and Coldplay's first LP. There are downcast spoken words fragments, lolloping rhythms, and the odd twinkle of synthesizer - lovely. Out on PIAS!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Shoes Off And Socks Off
Miles Of Mad Water


  • Vinyl LP (BSM131)
  • £16.99 £8.50 (saving: £8.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Crater
Elemental


  • CD (CRITTER07CD)
  • £6.49 £3.25 (saving: £3.24)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Drainolith
Fighting!


  • Vinyl LP (SP017V)
  • £16.99 £8.50 (saving: £8.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Alabama Shakes
Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls was the debut full length record from swampy blues and soul band Alabama Shakes. Led by the high octane vocals of Brittany Howard, the band hit paydirt almost at the first attempt. Their earthy and swampy sound scoring them a support slot with Jack White and a blistering radio hit with Hold On. This sort of stuff never dates and you can now get it on a clear vinyl re-press on Rough Trade. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Richard Hawley
Standing at the Sky’s Edge

For those of us used to Richard Hawley as a hushed and romantic '50s style crooner, Standing at the Sky’s Edge was somewhat of a shock to the system. It dispensed with all the yearning orchestration on an album that follows the two guitars, bass and drums sound of many an indie band. It had guitar solos and elements of cosmic psychedelia and space rock yet look hard enough and the tender lyricism still remains.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (SETLP173C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

J Mascis
Several Shades of Why

Not a reference to the quirky backpack-hop singer but the title of the first album from the man at the steering wheel of both Dinosaur Jr and a brand new Volkswagen Golf. Going solo allowed J. Mascis to explore more acoustic and folky textures than his amped up band and here he is backed up by a heap of names and faces from the US underground such as Kurt Vile and Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene). 

Moody Gowns / Bearfoot Beware
Split


  • Vinyl 7" (n/a)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Estrogen Highs
Irrelevant Future


  • Vinyl LP (TIM037LP)
  • £14.99 £7.50 (saving: £7.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Guided By Voices
Class Clown Spots A UFO

Class Clown Spots A UFO is the 2nd album in to be released in 2012 and 18th studio album in all by the prolific indie pop maestros Guided By Voices. The band have also released 17 EPs and 39 singles. Class Clown Spots A UFO has been likened to their '90s classics Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes in terms of quality -- lofty praise indeed! Class Clown Spots A UFO is available on vinyl LP, CD and Cassette.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Disco Inferno
The 5 Eps

Disco Inferno were an incredibly creative but short-lived band who splurged out a series of excellent records in the early 90s before disappearing in a haze of smoke before they could get the full credit they deserved. They were fond of an EP and this release collects five of these mini-masterpieces showcasing how their sound had evolved from atmospheric Joy Division-esque beginnings to their later hugely influential sampledelic innovations. Stunning and deeply affecting music.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (TPLP1082)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Light Asylum
Light Asylum


  • CD (MEX1252)
  • £9.99 £5.00 (saving: £4.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Devin
Romancing


  • Vinyl LP (FKR0531)
  • £13.99 £7.00 (saving: £6.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Nightingales
No Love Lost

Luxury re-issue of Birmingham nutters 2012 album with five bonus tracks including covers of songs by the likes of TLC, Joanna Newsom, the Lovely Eggs and the Troggs. For the uninitiated the band play a kind of warped English garage with nods to Captain Beefheart and the Fall. They are unique and uncompromising and when everything comes out in the wash will surely be seen as one of the finest underground English bands of their era. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Laurel Collective
Heartbeat Underground


  • CD (TAPCLB038)
  • £8.99 £4.50 (saving: £4.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sergeant Buzfuz
Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself


  • CD (BLANG40)
  • £7.99 £4.00 (saving: £3.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Clag
Pasted Youth


  • CD (CH82)
  • £11.99 £6.00 (saving: £5.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Logikparty
Oh Cult!


  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

John Wesley Coleman and Morgan Coy
Nightmare On Silly Street


  • Vinyl LP (MF041)
  • £15.99 £8.00 (saving: £7.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fostercare
Altered Creature


  • CD (RER015CD)
  • £8.99 £4.50 (saving: £4.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (RER015LP)
  • £10.99 £5.50 (saving: £5.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Low
Things We Lost In The Fire

On Low albums, the heart flutters and then stops altogether, the hushed harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker slowing into nothingness -- whether over delicate strums or ascendent and doomy rock fanfare. Things We Lost In the Fire is arguably the band's opus, offering each iteration of their sound at its most emotional devastating.
  • Artist(s):
  • Low
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!

'Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!' is Nick Cave's attempt at making a bona fide garage rock record, one that's rough around the edges to match the snarl in the singer's voice and the sewage in his songwriting. It's a coarser, heavier affair than normal, and also signals the end of founder Mick Harvey's tenure with the band.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Vegas Fame Index
Leisure land


  • CD (NR95CD)
  • £9.49 £4.75 (saving: £4.74)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Clean George IV
God Save The Clean


  • CD (TRCD1G2)
  • £10.49 £5.25 (saving: £5.24)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Sore Eros
Know Touching


  • CD (AGIT004)
  • £12.49 £6.25 (saving: £6.24)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (SHDWPLY019)
  • £13.99 £7.00 (saving: £6.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Soap&Skin
Narrow

Beautiful Austrian language singing, heartrending grand piano, and experimental textures - what's not to love? 'Narrow' is Soap&Skin's second album. A deeply personal album, it deals with the death of Anja Plaschg's father. It's stark and severe, occasionally heavenly, and always exquisite. 'Narrow' represents the best that experimental neoclassical music has to offer.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising was only the second record for these presidents of noise rock, and saw a reverence for classic rock and all its idealism hit a brick wall of distortion an disdain. Sonic Youth made feedback the new pop music, and this record helped them on their way to that very reasoned idea: this is a piece of accessible dissonance.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock