Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Coriky
Coriky

Formed in 2015 but taking three years to perform live together for the first time, and a further two to release this self-titled debut album, Washington D.C. outfit Coriky is formed of iconic underground figure Ian MacKaye on guitar, his old Fugazi bandmate Joe Lally on bass and Amy Farina on drums, with all sharing vocals. 

Various
Stolen 6


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Kiwi jr.
Football Money

Hitting the sweet spot between Jonathan Richman and English Invasion-era Sixties pop, then crossing it with literate, bookish Eighties indie references, Toronto-based Kiwi Jr. present their first full-length album Football Money. Concerned with the cost of modern living and the anxiety of irregular employment opportunities, it’s a snappy half-hour of jangling punk-pop. 

Thee Oh Sees
An Odd Entrances

Thee Oh Sees take a slight break from their constant forward motion by adding something to a previous release: An Odd Entrances is to be considered as a sister album to A Weird Exits. Dwyer and co here explore the flipside to their usual frantic garage thrashings, with a set of calmer tracks full of cellos and flutes. Gorgeous as ever of course. On Castle Face, naturally.

Galaxie 500
On Fire

On Fire was the second album from legendary US slowcore merchants Galaxie 500 and is an album that has often been cited as the band's definitive statement. For the uninitiated Galaxie 500 played a kind of slow moving dreamy sprawl influenced by the Velvet Underground and Jonathan Richman, slowing the tempo down to crawling pace and spawning a slew of imitators in the process.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Guided By Voices
Man Called Blunder / She wants To Know

Just because they are Guided By Voices they are releasing two singles from their forthcoming album Surrender Your Poppy Field on the same day. Here we have Man Called Blunder, which according to Robert Pollard is GBV’s best ever performance. It is backed with She Wants To Know which is a rerecorded version of the track from Forever Since Breakfast, the band’s 1986 debut album.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never)

The Fall have always been fond of a live album and this goes all the way back to 1980 when they issued 'Totale's Turns' but as always with the Fall there's studio recordings mixed in there as well just to confuse matters.  Here you get a 140 gram re-issue of the original album. A nice way to celebrate Mark E Smith's 60th.  
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Lewsberg
In This House

Touching upon classic alternative influences from The Velvet Underground to Pavement, Dutch band Lewsberg announce the follow-up to their self-titled debut from 2018. Slightly heavier and harsher than its predecessor, In This House has a strong fatalist streak but makes sure to leaven it with humour. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

David Cronenberg's Wife
The Ship (Necrologies)

David Cronenberg’s Wife follow their 2018 release The Octoberman Sequence (which we at Norman bestowed with a full-marks review) with a suite of songs taking in Shackleton’s expeditions to the Kazakhstan president. The Ship (Necrologies) ought to maintain their reputation as one of Britain’s most intelligent and pioneering indie acts. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Wedding Present
Marc Riley Sessions Volume 4

Here we have Marc Riley Sessions Volume 4 by Leeds indie legends The Wedding Present. Of the nine songs that make up the latest installment, they go all the way back to tracks from their debut album, George Best to early singles collection, Tommy, up to recent single Jump In The Water’s Fine. On Hatch Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
B.R.M.C.

B.R.M.C. (see what they did there?) was the debut album from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. As their name suggests, these are leather jacketed guys who often wear sunglasses and peddle a gritty kind of space-rock that references the likes of the Velvet Underground, the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Verve. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sports Team
Deep Down Happy

Following a meteoric rise over the last 12 months that’s seen them gain BBC 6 Music and even Radio 1 airplay - a rarity for guitar bands, increasingly - London-based sextet Sports Team announce their hotly anticipated debut album, Deep Down Happy. It features almost all their previous singles - ‘Fishing’, ‘Kutcher’ and ‘The Races’ are all present and correct, along with newbie ‘Here’s The Thing’ - and sees producer Burke Reid, who’s been with Sports Team since the beginning, behind the desk. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Wilsen
Ruiner

Wilsen are a Brooklyn-based trio who made some waves with their 2017 album I Go Missing In My Sleep. Ruiner is the follow up and sees the band toughening up their sound somewhat and escaping out of the shadows of their debut. Their music is a lovely romantic emo-twinged thing that brings to mind Big Thief and Death Cab For Cutie. 

Peggy Sue
Vices

Not the subject of that Buddy Holly song but the fourth album from the London based duo. They blend the classic songwriting nous of the 60s Brill Building lot with the amped up fuzz of '90s stalwarts such as Blur and the Breeders. Lyrically they drench their harmonies around tales of love and loss. Simples. But effective. 

Even As We Speak
Blue Suburban Skies

The second single from long-running Sydney-based indie band Even As We Speak in late 1987, ‘Blue Suburban Skies’ became better known when bundled up with the ‘Goes So Slow’ single in 1990 to make a five-track EP on the famous Sarah Records. The original recording, with a cover of New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ on the reverse, now gets a 7” single re-issue via the Optic Sevens series. 

Blake Mills
Blake Mills

I hadn't even heard of Blake Mills despite this album ten years old (and therefore ripe for re-issue) but turns out he was in the Americana band Dawes and has produced anything from Laura Marling to Alabama Shakes. This was his debut album and was only initially available in a limited run and so this will be the first time it has been available to many listeners. Eric Clapton has called him 'phenomenal' but please don't let that put you off. 

Happy Mondays
The Early EP's

Hey....sorted etc. Drug-addled but fooking influential Madchester posse Happy Mondays are re-issuing their early EPs on an LP box set. It contains the Forty Five, Freaky Dancin/The Egg, Tart Tart and 24 Hour Party People EPs all remastered and on different coloured vinyl. It's like a kaleidoscope of sounds and colours, man. Gonna cost you forty big ones. See ya down the Hacienda. #stillravin'. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Futureheads
The Futureheads

Skittering Sunderland four piece the Futureheads have had something of an Indian summer this year with their comeback album Powers so what better time to revisit their self-titled debut. It blasted through fifteen tracks of agit-pop and post-punk and was notable for a high octane version of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love which reached a heady number eight in the hit parade. Rhino have now re-pressed the album onto lush double wax. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Men
Mercy

The Men are like a microcosm of men as a whole in that they are both good and bad.They do great things and they do less great things but I think we're all still ok with them being around. They've actually been rather consistent over the last few years and this stability has led to their new album Mercy on which they make music with some of the classic rock moves of the 70s era old timers alongside the experimental churn of someone like Suicide.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mush
Induction Party

Six-track debut EP from much-discussed Leeds band Mush, who recently signed with indie imprint Memphis Industries having been playlisted on BBC Radio 6 Music late last year. For fans of art-rock icons such as Pavement, Sonic Youth and The Fall, this 12” release should offer greater insight into one of the best new indie outfits in Britain. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Parquet Courts
Tally All the Things That You Broke

Honestly I'd be on all night, it's going to be a very long tally indeed. Tally All The Things You Broke was an EP released by Parquet Courts in 2013 under the name Parkay Quarts which they use sometimes but we're not sure why. It features five songs recorded in the initial sessions for their What's Your Rupture? album and showcases their fun and lively sound without particularly being a precursor to what followed. An interim EP, if you will.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Desert Sessions
Vols. 11 & 12

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), the master of 21st Century meaty-rock collaborations, hereby offers his joint effort with help from a handful of esteemed industry friends. Featuring appearances from members of likes of Warpaint, Scissor Sisters, ZZ Top and Royal Blood, this will mark the first Desert Session release in 16 years - but boy has it been worth the wait.

Mush
3D Routine

Having enjoyed a brilliant couple of years thanks to surprise hit ‘Alternative Facts’ and BBC 6Music playlisted ‘Gig Economy’, plus support slots with the likes of Stereolab and The Lovely Eggs, Leeds trio Mush announce their debut studio album 3D Routine. Mixed by Dream Wife / our girl producer Andy Savours in their hometown’s Green Mount Studio, it’s set to carry on the abstract, socially incisive post-punk of their recent Induction Party EP. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Surfer Blood
Carefree Theatre

Surfer Blood’s career has been punctuated by tragedy and some, what can only be described as, bloody stupid behaiviour. They released an impressive debut in 2010, Astro Coast, which earned them support slots with Les Savy Fav and Pixies and have gone on to record a further four albums. Now we have Carefree Theatre, recorded in their hometown of Kanine, Florida. The emphasis is on short and poppy songs.
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Kill Your Boyfriend
Elizabeth

Depths Records presents the new single from Italian duo Kill Your Boyfriend on 7” vinyl. Characterised by the doom-laden vocals of Matteo Scarpa and the manic drumming of Antonio Angeli, ‘Elizabeth’ is one of their strongest songs to date, and comes with a remix from Preoccupations guitarist Daniel Christiansen. 
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Lucy Dacus
2019

2019 captures seven one-off songs that Lucy Dacus has recorded and released throughout the year, tied to specific holidays, under the umbrella of one EP. Dacus originals like ‘My Mother & I’ appear alongside cover versions of classics - Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ and Édith Piaf’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ being the best. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

R.E.M.
Monster (25th Anniversary Edition)

Originally released in 1994, at a time when the band decided to tour again after a live hiatus but had enjoyed their greatest commercial successes yet, Monster occupies an odd place in R.E.M.’s story. Often described as a “rock” album (ironic quote marks intended) and characterised by a rawer, scruffier guitar sound, this curious album gets a 25th anniversary re-issue courtesy of Craft. LP, 2xCD and 2xLP re-mastered versions are available, but the deluxe box-set version is the eye-catcher, featuring five CDs including demos, live shows and a special 2019 mix, on top of a Blu-Ray disc that includes the Road Movie film, plus music videos for all six of Monster’s singles. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Yo La Tengo
Electr-O-Pura

For a long long time there was no such thing as a bad or even a just passable Yo La Tengo album. Everything they touched was excellent. Elecr-O-Pura nestled between two of their best albums in Painful and I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One and itself is no slouch. It ranges from 3 minute pop perfection (Tom Courtney) to gorgeous ballads (The Hour Is Late) to stunning kraut-rock workouts (Blue Line Swinger). All you need in life on one album.  
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Ash
Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash

Originally formed in the sleepy Northern Irish town of Downpatrick, cult favourite alt-rockers 'Ash' celebrate a quarter of a century in the game with 'Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash'. The compilation is a fantastic mix of chart-ruffling hits, along with a brand spanking new track thrown in to boot.
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Arctic Monkeys
Teddy Picker

More Arctic Monkeys re-presses with a new 7" pressing of Teddy Picker, initially released as the third single off their second album Favourite Worst Nightmare. It's long since been on of the bands signature songs still getting reeled out in concert to this day. Get it on a nice fresh 7" backed with Bad Woman. 
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Bambara
Stray

Stray is the fourth album by New York-based post punk band Bambara. The theme of the album is death, set to a pummeling, brooding and atmospheric soundscape. They have toured with IDLES and 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq is advocate. All you really need to know though is that their drummer is called Blaze.

The Blinders
Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath

Produced by the esteemed Rob Ellis, Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath is the second studio album from Manchester-based alt-rock trio The Blinders. Following the underground success of 2018’s debut Columbia, which allowed them to obtain valuable support slots and tour hard, their sophomore doubles down on the political and melodic elements and makes The Blinders truly a band for our times. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Miles Kane
Colour Of The Trap

Would it be fair to label Miles Kane as a sort of Andrew Ridgeley to Alex Turner's George Michael? Kind of. The twosome are celebrity mates, featuring on each others albums but Kane lacks much of Turner's...well.. talent. Still Colour of the Trap shows that Kane can make albums with more life to them than Ridgeley's despairing Son of Albert being a blend of psych and Brit-pop with guest spots from Noel Gallagher, Gruff Rhys and...yes... Alex Turner.
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Live Skull
Saturday Night Massacre

Live Skull are happy to described as ‘no wave psychos’. The New York band made a big din during the Reagan administration in the ‘80s. It’s taken until now, with an apparently equally weird if not weirder, administration running the US, for them to return. Saturday Night Massacre is the their first album in 30 years. The band feature Thalia Zadek (Come), Rich Hutchins, Mark C,Kent Heine and Marnie Greenholz.
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The Kiwi Animal
Mercy

Brent Hayward fronted New Zealand art rock band This High and then went on to release solo EPs under the name Smelly Feet. His next step was to hook up with Julie Cooper to form DIY acoustic band The Kiwi Animal in 1982. They were joined by Patrick Waller who played cello and a load of other things to make their second album, Mercy, originally released in 1985.
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Fugazi
Margin Walker

Margin Walker was the second EP from the might Fugazi. At this point the band were honing their incendiary post-hardcore sound whilst doing lots of touring. Their attempts at a debut album failed but the best bits were held back for this EP which was eventually collected together with their self-titled debut as 13 Songs. Here it is on a standalone vinyl release courtesy of Dischord. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Blue Angel Lounge
A Sea Of Trees

Blue Angel Lounge hit paydirt when they fell under the spell of the Brian Jonestown Massacre head Anton Newcombe. Not only did he ask them to support his raggle-taggle collective through America but he also signed them to his A Records imprint. A Sea of Trees was their 3rd studio album originally released in 2014 and has now been re-pressed and is available at a wonderfully affordable price. 

Fu Manchu
Start The Machine

Start the Machine was the eighth album from stoner rock mainstays Fu Manchu and the only one not to be released on vinyl... until today of course now that the good people at At the Dojo have re-mastered it and pressed it for your listening pleasure. Classic groovy sludge stoner gear...new and improved.  

God Damn
God Damn

Interesting backstory alert. God Damn leader Thomas Edward got fired from his day job as a teacher for destroying bibles. Perhaps not the wisest thing to do in today's snooping society. Some of the themes of religion he was obviously struggling with find their way into the album which sees their powerful rock supercharged by being recorded in disused tube stations.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Wesley Gonzalez
Appalling Human

After the apparently confident title of his debut album, Excellent Musician, indie-rocker Wesley Gonzalez turns on himself with its follow up, Appalling Human. He says that life - therapy, relationship break-up, family arguments - got in the way as he set out to record his second album. This led to him reevaluating his life and catharsis by way of confessional lyrics. The album is more electronic than its predecessor, apparently influenced by Ghanaian House Music. 
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Beach Bunny
Honeymoon

It's sorta easy to guess what Beach Bunny sound like. Their location in Chicago is something of a red herring as this four piece make sunny side up indie-rock that sounds like it has come from the beaches of California. The vibe is Best Coast, Veruca Salt or perhaps the streamlined side of Hole with lyrics about the ups and down of early stage relationships.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nathan Gray
Working Title

Working Title is the new album from Boysetsfire vocalist Nathan Gray. His previous album saw him consumed by the anxieties of his life. Here he turns everything around, looking to where he is now and how he got through it, offering help to those who may need it, via the medium of heartfelt alt-rock songs. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Spanish Love Songs
Brave Faces Everyone

Los Angeles-based punk miserablists Spanish Love Songs deliver their newest studio album Brave Faces Everyone, arriving just a couple of years after 2018’s excellent breakthrough Schmaltz. Fans can expect more of frontman Dylan Slocum’s pin-point accurate descriptions of everyday life and romance. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Eyelids
The Accidental Falls

Portland, Oregon supergroup-of-sorts, Eyelids, are led by Chris Slusarenko (Guided By Voices, Boston Spaceships) and John Moen (The Decemberists). Larry Beckett, who worked with Tim Buckley, offered to write lyrics for their new album. An amazing offer - but would the collaboration work? Eyelids went for it, because you shouldn’t turn down offers like that. Accidental Falls is the resulting album. It was produced by Peter Buck who also plays on the album. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Telescopes
Taste (30 Anniversary Edition)

30th anniversary re-issue album on translucent purple vinyl of Taste, the quietly innovative 1989 debut album from British space rock act The Telescopes. Deserving to be mentioned in the same breath as Spacemen 3, JAMC and My Bloody Valentine, this edition comes with a booklet of exclusive contemporary photographs and new liner notes. 
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Parquet Courts
Monastic Living

After dipping into pseudonym land for two releases and some shows as Parkay Quarts last year, the band now return to the original Parquet Courts moniker for a brand new mini album. Monastic Living appears to be their attempt at a 'Metal Machine Music', and is their first release since signing to Rough Trade worldwide, not just in dear old blighty. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Eyeless In Gaza
Winter Sang

I'll tell you one thing. Eyeless In Gaza don't sound like a band who've been about for 38 years. Having counted how many albums they've released I can say with certainly that Winter Sang is around their twentieth. An album of upbeat and energetic cosmic rock with a punk-ish attitude, it's truly a testament of the band that they've kept it up for so long.

Le Butcherettes
DON'T BLEED

Having enjoyed exposure in recent years derived from being featured on ‘True Detective’, as well as being selected as the theme song for the 2015 World Series, prolific Mexican garage punk outfit Le Butcherettes present their latest EP Don’t Bleed, housing some of their most melodic and straightforward material yet. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Scott & Charlene's Wedding
When in Rome, Carpe Diem

Dodgy name, great band. Adelaide band Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are named after the most momentous event in the Australian soap Neighbours. When In Rome, Carpe Diem is their latest album which sees them cutting the rug and stylistically doffing their caps to the likes of Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Sebadoh, The Modern Lovers and a ton of classic Flying Nun bands. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Primal Scream
Xtrmntr

As well as inventing leather trousers, Primal Scream invented that vowel-less way of writing words which has been taken up by most Pitchfork - friendly artists these days. True pioneers. XTRMNTR was one of their best albums -  a noisy and edgy and political worked helped by having Kevin Shields tossing sonic debris all over it. If you are looking for something to get after Screamadelica then this is one of their better efforts. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Entlang
The Four Sisters

If the candle-lit nuance of the third Velvet Underground and Big Star albums, Galaxie 500, and Kendra Smith’s Guild Of Temporal Adventurers is your thing, then Entlang's 'The Four Sisters' is probably for you. The Wellington-based dropped a very limited selection of material back in the 90's, and this is the Kiwi's at their most refined.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin would later to go onto fairly well known things but at the time of his self titled debut he was simply known as the guy from surf punks the Moonhearts. His solo work would take its influence from classic era 60s songwriters such as Harry Nilsson and Del Shannon charting a melodic path towards chiming guitar rock. Produced by Ty Segall and featuring John Dwyer, his debut now gets the re-issue treatment from Trouble in Mind.  
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Melenas
Dias Raros

Originating from the Spanish city of Pamplona, indie-pop quarter Melenas are breaking out of their country’s music scene for the first time with their second studio album Dias Raros, released on the Trouble In Mind imprint. A more melodic and psychedelic take on garage-rock conventions, it’s a fitting follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut a couple of years back. 
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Shopping
All Or Nothing

Rachel Aggs has had a good 2019, releasing brilliant albums with Trash Kit and Sacred Paws. She now returns to Shopping for their fourth album, All or Nothing. As the band are now split between LA and Glasgow it meant they had to find time when they could get together. The album came out of an intensive two week writing and recording sesh. Expect their usual bold, post-punk sound, but this time with added pop sensibilities.

Cursive
Vitriola

Emo punks Cursive have passed the time since their inception writing about the difficulties of settling down and keeping the love you've found. Tim Kasher has effectively made it his life's work to expose, via shouting, the stresses of domestic living, and has also made some great, weird concept albums about relationships like The Ugly Organ. After a pithy dud in I Am Gemini, their 2012 rock 'n' roll monodrama, they return with Vitriola. An absolute classic Cursive album name, the record promises a return from founding drummer Clint Schnase, and considers (what else) the dystopia hellscape we're living in. It will no doubt be melodic, brash and all at once.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Liam Gallagher
Now That I’ve Found You

Now That I’ve Found You is a single taken from Liam Gallagher’s second solo album, Why Me? Why Not? It sounds kinda like Oasis with a bit more of a ‘60s jangle. No doubt the chorus will have fans singing along at gigs, whether he reaches his dream of playing to massive fields of people or whether they’re just in medium-sized venues.
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The La's
BBC In Session

Imagine if someone could find some new material from the La's? The world would explode. Instead we have to be content with the same set of songs played slightly differently in ancient sessions and recordings. Originally released in 2006, this is a collection of the band's performances on radio shows hosted by the likes of Janice Long, Liz Kershaw, Bob Harris, and Nicky Campbell.  
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Arborist
A Northern View

A hotly-tipped property ever since Kim Deal contributed to their debut single ‘Twisted Arrow’ five years ago, A Northern View is the second studio album from Irish group Arborist. Recorded in the prestigious surroundings of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, this bucolic collection prominently features the distinctive violin playing of Emma Smith. 

Thurston Moore
Pollination / Leave Me Alone

Having made a name for himself in NYC rock outfit Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore returns under his solo guise with this enthralling cover of New Order's 'Pollination / Leave Me Alone'. Recorded in Salford ('the only place he would dare to cover a New Order song') Moore here pays homage to his idols with a fresh take on the track.

Thurston Moore
Spring Swell / Leave Me Alone

Thurston Moore is releasing three 7” singles. Each will contain moments from his lives shows in 2019. They will also see the former Sonic Youth man discover his inner Manc by including a cover of a New Order song on each single, which he recorded in Salford. Spring Swell /Leave Me Alone is released through Daydream Library and includes an 8-page zine.
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Thurston Moore
Three Graces / Leave Me Alone

Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore is releasing three seven inch singles. Each will include live track from 2019 live shows and a New Order cover on the B-side, which Moore and his band recorded in Salford. Three Graces / Leave Me Alone is released on Daydream Library and comes with an 8-page zine.

Mikal Cronin
Seeker

Mikal Cronin, pal of Ty Segall, has done a Justin Vernon. Following a bit of a rough time in his personal life, he took off to a cabin in the woods with his cat. After getting the space he needed, Seeker became a thing. He wrote and demoed most of his fourth LP there before a forest fire made him flee. He’s also dropped the number as album name formula that has seemingly worked for him previously. The recording of the album was heavily influenced by the Beatles’ White Album.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pottery
Welcome To Bobby's Motel

Partisan Records presents the much-anticipated debut album from transatlantic indie newcomers Pottery. Welcome To Bobby’s Motel is a metaphor for anybody’s ideal state of mind, and sees the five-piece infusing classic post-punk influences with their natural youthful exuberance but also with a precision that belies their years. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Purple Pilgrims
Perfumed Earth

Purple Pilgrims are two New Zealand sisters, drawing in contributions from occasional others in order to achieve the sound they want. Those contributors here include Gary War, Roy Montgomery and the guitarist from Surf City, all helping to make this second album a rich and fabulous multi-layered experimental pop experience. Perfumed Earth is released by Flying Nun.

Health&Beauty
Shame Engine / Blood Pleasure

Bringing back some of the musicians who’ve helped him bring his musical visions to life since the group’s establishment in the early Noughties, Brian J. Sulpizio releases his seventh Health&Beauty album Shame Engine / Blood Pleasure, which may his most sophisticated and rewarding yet. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Wannadies
Be A Girl

Ah 25 years ago we were singing "You And Me Always...And Forever!" at the top of our lungs. These Swedish rockers certainly hit pay dirt with that song but the album it came from is no slouch either. 'Be A Girl' was obviously the biggest album of their career but it's no one hit wonder. Their catchy and vibrant guitar pop was perfect for the Brit-Pop era....and for looking back at your youth.   

Jehnny Beth
To Love Is To Live

Jehnny Beth, or Camille Berthomier to give her her real name, is known for fronting rock band Savages and also as one half of French lo-fi duo John and Jehn. With To Love Is To Live she is stepping out, on record, on her own for the first time. It was produced by Atticus Ross, Flood, and Johnny Hostile, whilst The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft, Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy, and IDLES frontman Joe Talbot all contribute to the album.
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Sleeper
Smart (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Smart was the debut album by the only Britpop band to be named after a Woody Allen film, Sleeper. It was released in 1995, which means it is now 25 years old. To celebrate we have a 25th Anniversary Deluxe version of the album which features 10 extra tracks made up of b-sides and rarities from the same period. This was the album that contained the single Inbetweener and its follow-up Vegas.
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The Boo Radleys
Wake Up!

Released in 1995, Wake Up! was a watershed moment for The Boo Radleys, who were quietly one of the most innovative bands of the Britpop era. Housing the eternal radio hit ‘Wake Up Boo!’, a Top 10 hit, the album itself topped the British charts, powered by bold, brash choruses and pop-based optimism driving out the darkness and doubt of their previous records. 
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Juliana Hatfield
Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police

American cult icon Juliana Hatfield continues her planned series of cover albums of artists that had a formative influence on her in her youth, with this 12-track tribute to The Police. While they’ve often been unfashionable, Sting’s former outfit wrote songs of great thoughtfulness and humanity, elements which Hatfield brings out with her own style on Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Insecure Men
Karaoke for One: Vol. 1

As we don't work in the London-based media, we don't get on with all the Fat White Family and related stuff we have been told to like so the likes of Insecure Men have rather passed us by. No doubt the Quietus will be on board with this new album from the toothless wonders as they rattle through covers from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Carpenters and Peter Andre. One for the end of year lists.     
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The Terminals
Uncoffined

The Terminals are arguably one of the finest examples of the New Zealand indie underground: they did contain members of a whole host of other Flying Nun bands after all. Uncoffined is their debut album, from 1988, and it is at once dark-edged and beautifully tuneful. It's had a remaster, and is now reissued by the HoZac Archival label.
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Fontaines D.C.
Dogrel

I've never heard of them. Seriously, I've never heard of them. They made four hotly received double A-side singles last year which I never knew about and got airplay on Steve Lamacq (which I never heard) and have played sold out shows across Europe which I never attended. Turns out they play snotty indie/post-punk with vocals that seem to sit somewhere between Mark E. Smith and Cathal Coughlan. But what do I know?  

Various
Typical Girls Volume Five

The Typical Girls series of compilations reaches number five with the latest batch of female fronted punk and indie bands from around the globe. No real household names here (Vital Idles excepted maybe) but that's part of the fun as you delve in and discover the joys of the likes of Table Sugar, Slag Queens and Kamala and the Karnivores. 

Hinds
The Prettiest Curse

Madrid-based indie-rock quartet Hinds shake off the vestiges of their lo-fi origins to make their most cinematic and biggest-sounding record to date. Housing recent lead single ‘Riding Solo’, the band’s third album The Prettiest Curse amplifies all of the distinctive elements of Hinds’ sound. 
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Nada Surf
Never Not Together

Never Not Together is the ninth album by New York indie rock band Nada Surf. Having been together as a band for the best part of thirty years, the title seems to refer to the band as much as anything else, apart from when head Surfer Matthew Caws collaborated with Juliana Hatfield under the name Minor Alps, of course. If you want guitars and melody, look no further.
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Built To Spill
Built To Spill Plays The Songs of Daniel Johnston

More than just an average tribute album, Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston originated when the American indie veterans were invited to stand in as the late singer-songwriter’s backing band in 2017 for a few shows. This new 11-track compilation is constructed around actual rehearsal material, with the trio Doug Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere heard performing. Johnston, however, does not feature. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Homesick
The Big Exercise

Having established a fearsome reputation as a live band that’s gotten them signed to iconic indie label Sub Pop, Dutch outfit The Homesick have taken a bit of a left turn on second album The Big Exercise, infusing their intense post-punk with a much wider range of instruments, from piano to clarinet. 

The Growlers
Natural Affair

L.A. underground legends The Growlers have been burrowing away releasing albums and building up a fanbase without too many people knowing about them. They worked with The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas in 2016, who helped hone their sound to a more radio-friendly alt-pop, a sound which has carried through to their latest, self-produced album, Natural Affair.

The Deer
Do No Harm

The Deer hail from Austin, Texas. For years they have ploughed the folk / Americana furrow. For their new album, Do No Harm, they’ve reached for a bigger sound and bigger hooks whilst retaining their big heart. It would seem they’ve moved into the space opened up by the emergence of Big Thief, which is no bad thing. Fleetwood Mac fans might want to take a look here too. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Micko & The Mellotronics
Noisy Neighbours / You Killed My Father

You might well be the biggest Micko and the Mellotronics fan and be buying this purely to complete your collection but the record is more notable perhaps (no offence Micko) for containing was is most likely one of the last recordings of the legendary Neil Innes who passed away earlier this year. He adds piano and strings onto Micko's kitchen sink dramas inspired by his childhood in Leeds. 
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The Twang
It Feels Like (You're Wasting My Time) / Tinseltown In The Rain

Birmingham’s favourite indie sons, The Twang, digitally released four singles taken from their If Confronted Just Go Mad album. Rather than just having them floating around in the ether, they are making solid, holdable product out of them as two ltd 7” singles. Here we have the double A sided It Feels Like (You're Wasting My Time) / Tinseltown In The Rain. Buy ‘em and wear ‘em out or buy ‘em and keep ‘em in pristine condition - the choice is yours!

Silversun Pickups
Neck Of The Woods

2019 is the year that might be remembered for that Silversun Pickups re-issue campaign. You can now get all four of their early records on coloured vinyl courtesy of Dangerbird. The last of which - Neck of the Woods - was released in 2012 and showcased their emo-based highly tuneful guitar rock coming across something like a squeakier Death Cab For Cutie. Lovely sleeve art I have to say.  
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Mastersystem
Old Team / Mogwai Remix

Right. We tried but we can't get many of these so you are going to have to move very quickly Mastersystem is of course the 'other' band of the late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison and here their track 'Old Team' has been remixed by one time Young Team Mogwai. Proceeds will be going to the Scott Hutchison Foundation.  

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Self-titled 2011 debut album on the Fat Possum label from American/New Zealand indie-pop favourites Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Ruban Nielson’s “junkshop record collector pop” vision took flight the first time around, as Unknown Mortal Orchestra scooped NZ’s Taite Music Prize the year after its release. 

Destroyer
Have We Met

Nice sleeve art. Looks like Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar) is heading down the eccentric path on his thirteenth album which comprises of recordings culled from home brainstorming sessions and stuff recorded in his kitchen. The music was then worked on and remixed and only finished when collaborator John Collins had to go help his wife give birth. Stream of consciousness stuff from an artist refusing to rest on any kind of laurel.     

The Psychedelic Furs
Made of Rain

Who’da thunk it? Legends of the post punk scene and the '80s in general, Psychedelic Furs, are back with Made of Rain, their first new album in 29 years. The band released 7 albums in 11 years between 1980 and 1991 before they split up, or as we can now refer to it, went on hiatus. They had hits with Pretty In Pink and Love My Way.
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DMA'S
The Glow

Teaming up with big-name producer Stuart Price, who delivered exceptional albums for the likes of Madonna, New Order and The Killers, Australian rock trio DMA’s are looking to break into the mainstream with their third studio effort The Glow. Hopefully they’ll be able to shake off the albatross of being that band who covered Cher. 
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The Icarus Line
Avowed Slavery

Hey, this aint no “follow up” number, this is a the other arm getting a shot; this is the Slave Vows era of the Icarus Line getting its I’s dotted. A sort of finality at play here, “Avowed Slavery” is the companion release to 2013’s well received SLAVE VOWS album, this completes the circle of fury.With the video release of “City Job” at the end of 2013, and the Slave Vows album still making people talk, it was time to put these songs to wax, prepare the world for The Icarus Line's next move. Five tracks spread over the two sides, this mini album serves as a Slave Vows booster jab, the feral verocity of the last album is in spades here, maybe even more so, the fire in the band’s belly is roaring, and its only when the last track closes down do you realise quite fully, the impact.
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The Icarus Line
Slave Vows

Here we have the fifth LP from the somewhat down-on-their-luck LA punk band The Icarus Line. Slave Vows is as torrid a listen as they have given us yet, but also one of the more mature works Joe Cardamone And His Un-Merry Men have produced. The likes of Iceage and Daughters are invoked, but lengthy and ambitious cuts such as opener ‘Dark Circles’ could pass for an early masterpiece by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
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Squirrel Flower
I Was Born Swimming

Ella O’Connor Williams presents her debut album under her Squirrel Flower alter ego, a persona she adopted as a child. Having grown up surrounded by music, the 23 year old’s debut album I Was Born Swimming is another gem from the same kind of creative fountainhead that produced Soccer Mommy, Julien Baker and Frankie Cosmos. 
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Happy Mondays
Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)

Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) by Happy Mondays was the first time we were introduced to the nonsense ramblings (not a criticism) of Shaun William Ryder. They went on to be quite well known in their hometown of Manchester and beyond. It was originally released by the legendary Factory Records in 1987 and was produced by John Cale, once of The Velvet Underground. Features the singles 24 Hour Party People and Tart Tart.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Yo La Tengo
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

Reissue of Yo La Tengo’s ninth studio LP here courtesy of Matador. 2000’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out remains one of the band’s strongest performances this Century. It marked a change in Yo La Tengo's style, with many of the songs here generally slower and more contemplative than on previous releases. The dreamy haze that blankets tracks like ‘Our Way To Fall’ is almost Lynchian. Come the end of the 2000’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out showed up on several ‘Best Of The Decade’ lists.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Placebo
Placebo

Apparently, if you listen to Placebo you don’t actually feel the effects of their music, be they visceral or cerebral, you just think you do. Or perhaps if you turn it up loud enough, you will. Their eponymous debut album originally landed in 1996 and featured some androgynous alt. rock bangers such as Nancy Boy, Come Home and Teenage Angst. It is now reissued on vinyl for you delectation and reappraisal.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Deserta
Black Aura My Sun

Matthew Doty was better known for once collaborating with none other than Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) in a group labouring under the name Saxon Shore. He recently heard the news that he was going to be a father and set about working on a solo project Deserta so he could tick it off the list before his priority becomes changing nappies and not sleeping. It's a widescreen shoegaze -influenced effort that  brings to mind Sigur Ros, the Cocteau Twins and the Cure.  

Ty Segall
First Taste

Perhaps they should have got someone who knows about Ty Segall to write about 'First Taste', but no, it's me. Lead single 'Taste' sounds like what I think Segall sounds like, catchy fuzzy guitars accompanied by catchy fuzzy vocals. The album even features some dual drumming with Mr. Segall bashing away on one of the drums. Very enticing!

David Cronenberg’s Wife
The Octoberman Sequence

David Cronenberg’s Wife return with their first new release in three years. The Octoberman Sequence is an EP of ramshackle, snarky indie rock from a band who are easy to warm to. DCW are mates with The Fat White Family, and cuts like ‘Rules’ and ‘The Dude Of Love’ demonstrate that some of FWF’s Country Teasers-aping cowpunk style has rubbed off on this lot. They’re good for a ballad too. Nice record.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Idlewild
100 Broken Windows

100 Broken Windows is the second album from Scottish guitar slingers Idlewild. This was the one when they got nearest to perfecting their take on '90s guitar rock. There's a huge REM influence in both Roddy Woomble's nasal twang and in their plaintive melodies but these lads are also as loud and powerful as any grunge band.  
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Echobelly
Lustra

Lustra was the third album by Echobelly, released in 1997. Their previous two albums were released amid the Britpop frenzy and garnered the band more attention. This album is no less valid, though.They hired Pixies producer Gil Norton to toughen up their sound and, in front woman Sonya Madan, they had a singer with a voice of gold and lyrics to match. 
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