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Big Supermarket
1800

Elusive Australian group Big Supermarket get their 1800 LP released outside of Oz for the first time courtesy of Tough Love (TOY, Ulrika Spacek). This is an unusual and likeable lo-fi post-punk record. The tracks on 1800 often feature the tick-tock grooves of early Parquet Courts, but there is a zaniness to the instrumentation and vocal performances that recalls Ween and Uranium Club.
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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.    
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Teenage Fanclub
Howdy!

Changes were afoot when Teenage Fanclub recorded their 7th album, Howdy. The band recorded an album themselves for the first time (in Dave Gilmour’s studio, no less), the addition of Finlay MacDonald on keyboards meant the band became a five-piece and Creation Records was in the process of being swallowed whole by Sony. The bands ear for a good song remained undiminished though - Dumb Dumb Dumb, My Uptight Life and Near You are some of the ingredients that make this a great listen.
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Lala Lala
Sleepyhead

Lala Lala is the recording moniker of songwriter Lillie West from Chicago. She only decided to embark on a career as a musician back in 2014. Her debut album, Sleepyhead, followed two years later. It’s lo-mid-fi indie rock with melodies that will get stuck in your head with ease and a slacker-ish stomp that will remind you of many ‘90s US bands. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Violent Femmes
Hotel Last Resort

10th album from the Violent Femmes, a band I'm almost certain everyone reading this has heard at least one song by. Hotel Last Resort features Television's Tom Verlaine on the title track for some free form noodling. Lyrically they've moved to something that feels quite stream of consciousness and surreal. I like it.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Paul Weller
Stanley Road

I don't know which Paul Weller album this is. It doesn't really matter. If you like him you'll be interested in getting it on vinyl. Whether you can afford the £32.99 asking price is another matter. The music industry screwed itself up in the past by charging £16 for CDs that cost pennies to make. Looks like they are off the same way with vinyl. Obviously this format is more expensive to produce so a higher retail price is understandable but this is really taking the piss especially when there are no extras and nothing deluxe. 

Parsnip
When The Tree Bears Fruit

You know Giggs? Yes, as in the rapper. Nowadays he’s all about drinking cinnamon tea with Drake, but back at the start of the career he was a proper hard-nosed MC who made tough, nasty street-rap. However, because he came from England rather than the United States, his bars were also full of the humorous everyday tit-for-tat one found in grime. One of his early singles, 2008’s ‘Uummm!’, is notable for two reasons. The first is that it cemented one of Giggs’ catchphrases, which is basically him just grunting loudly on-beat ('uhhngh!'). The second is that features an all-time great lyric; ‘Hollow Meets Blade and that Ard sh*t/Came up from the dirt like a parsnip’. ‘Came up from the dirt like a parsnip’ is the sort of thing that lodges in your brain for life and influences all of your subsequent interactions with the word ‘parsnip’. As such, it’s hard for this Norman Records™ chum-swiller to listen to 'When The Tree Bears Fruit', the debut LP from Australian band Parsnip, with fresh ears. Sure, this is an album of charming twee-punk in the vein of Girlpool or The Courtneys. Yeah, songs like ‘Lift Off!’ render positivity in melody in a manner that Jonathan Richman would be proud of. Of course, it’s a winning opening gambit from a group that we’re rooting for. But you know what? On every single one of these indie-pop ditties I’m just waiting for someone to barge up to the mic, shout out the SN1 crew and then launch into a verse of Dracula-voiced gutter-rap. And until we get Giggs to reprise his verse from ‘Uummm!’ over one of Parsnip’s summery jangles, this Norman Records™ text-chump won’t be able to sleep easy in his bed. Parsnip, Hollowman, you know what to do. Uhhngh!

Meatraffle
Bastard Music

Bastard Music is the bullshit-free title to the new full-length by Meatraffle. The band write songs with both a socialist and a cosmic space perspective (hence Meatraffle On The Moon and ‘Ndrangheta Allotment), and they deliver them with wit, mood and personality, as well as guitars. Bastard Music is released by Delayed Records.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Last Shadow Puppets
Dream Synopsis

Comprised of Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane, Zach Dawes and James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco), The Last Shadow Puppets are a modern day supergroup. In December 2016 the quartet bring us a six-track golden nugget in The Dream Synopsis (recorded in just one day) - which offers fresh twists on album favourites, covers and unreleased cuts.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mikey Young
You Feelin' Me?

Previously only available on cassette upon its original release back in August 2017, You Feelin’ Me? by Australian engineer and instrumentalist Mikey Young won tons of praise for the intimacy and beauty of its pastoral soundscapes. Now, John Dwyer's Castle Face Records re-issues the album on CD and vinyl. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Kaiser Chiefs
Employment

Sometimes, simply down to location, Norman Records gets albums by Leeds bands that you just cannot buy anywhere else…..oh no, hold on, It’s Kaiser Chiefs, I remember now. They were absolutely massive and their singer, Ricky Wilson, is a judge on The Voice Factor now. The Leeds band flew out of traps in the early ‘00s with mega hits such as ‘Every Day I Love You Less and Less’ and ‘I Predict A Riot’. These songs were taken from their debut album, Employment, which is now available, reissued on heavyweight vinyl, through B-Unique/Polydor.

Black Belt Eagle Scout
At The Party With My Brown Friends

Having secured so many end-of-year accolades in 2018 with her Black Belt Eagle Scout debut album Mother of My Children, Katherine Paul wastes no time in following it up. In contrast to the guitars of that debut, At The Party With My Brown Friends is characterised by soft pianos and understated vocals. 
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Gender Roles
PRANG

Gender Roles are a group from Brighton with colourful hair who blend pop-punk and post-hardcore. This is a set of traits that sets them squarely in the middle of ‘Bands That Big Scary Monsters Should Sign’ venn-diagram. BSM have done just that, snapping up the trio for the release of their debut LP PRANG. Some of it’s quiet, some of it’s loud. Some of it sounds like Blakfish, some of it sounds like early Biffy Clyro.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sleater-Kinney
The Center Won't Hold

They came back and they stayed back. After their 10 years hiatus ended with 2015's brilliant No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney kept writing together to create The Center Won't Hold. The album was produced with great care by St. Vincent, and sees the band exploring personal themes the only way they know how. By being a very good rock band.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You

I swear this already got reissued and I wrote a bunch of words about it but whatever. This is an absolute classic of noise rock and it's from the architects of the genre, Unwound. After years spent hacking away on harsher arrangements and disquieting volumes, Unwound realised no one cared about their racket and started writing quieter, more sinewy material in which frontman Justin Trosper mumbled nihilist missives. One of the tracks on this one is called "Who Cares" and that about sums it up, except for that Leaves Turn Inside You is now considered an absolute classic and beloved all over. This is the missing link between The Dead C and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Whitney
Forever Turned Around

Whitney return with their new album, Forever Turned Around. It is the follow-up to their 2016 debut Light Upon The Lake. The Chicago duo play a brand of indie-fied soulful country. Forever Turned Around was produced by Bradley Cook and Jonathan Rado, who, with credits between them such as Hand Habits, Father John Misty, Weyes Blood and Hiss Golden Messenger, were able to add the perfect colours and textures.

Snail Mail
Habit

Following the success, both critically and commercially, of their fabulous debut album, Hush, Snail Mail have decided it’s time to guide you in the direction of one of their early EPs with the reissue of 2016’s Habit. Here, they’re a three piece, led as always by Lyndsey Jordan. Unfortunately, Alex Bass isn’t playing bass on this one. 6-track EP on Sister Polygon Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Snail Mail
Habit

Matador are the ones who stump up for a re-press of Snail Mail’s 2016 debut EP Habit. Anyone who’s heard the thing (or subsequent Snail Mail releases) can already attest to its charm. For newcomers - this is thoughtful, friendly punk of the Frankie Cosmos school. This new pressing of Habit features Snail Mail’s cover of ‘The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ by Courtney Love (the K Records band, not the Hole singer).
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Alastair Galbraith
Morse

Alasdair Galbraith started his career in Flying Nun band the Rip before embarking on a solo career. His 1992 album, 'Morse', has seen him be likened to a Dunedin version of Syd Barrett whilst also drawing influences from John Cale and fellow kiwis the Clean. Resolutely lo-fi and most definitely underrated, 'Morse' is a ‘90s underground classic. 

Interpol
Marauder

A baker’s dozen of tunes from the mid-2000s indie bands who have grown old with the most grace. Marauder’s lead single ‘The Rover’ kind of sounds like Preoccupations having a go at covering ‘Mr. Blue Sky’, and in its own way it’s a charming post-punk ditty. They should have really called it Our Love to Maraud, but then again Interpol are not a band famed for their sense of humour.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Blue Orchids
The Magical Record Of Blue Orchids

The Fall alumni the Blue Orchids have always been fond of an obscure garage classic and so set about recording an album which covers six rare rackets amongst its tracklist. Also present are covers from ore recent aficionados the Growlers and Crystal Stilts and we are promised a new song with lyrics scrawled in a notebook by Mark E Smith. Obviously during his lifetime Smith would have murdered Martin Bramah had he used them so perhaps post death Bramah is sort of safe.   
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Lunch Lady
Angel

Angel is the debut album by LA four-piece, Lunch Lady. Their sound is influenced by early ‘80s UK post punk and new wave. The two girls and two guys that make up the band add a dreamy, Californian sun-drenched quality to their otherwise Brit-influenced indie noodling, making for an original meeting of sounds.

The Night Café
0151

Named after the telephone area code of their native Liverpool, indie quartet The Night Café present their debut album 0151, aiming to capitalise on the hype following a clutch of highly-rated EPs over the last couple of years. Packing in a whopping 18 tracks over four sides of vinyl, they’re not scared of being ambitious! 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Gang Of Youths
Go Farther In Lightness

Australian indie rock band Gang Of Youths return with their second full length album Go Farther In Lightness. Take the laid back heavy hearted tone of The National and add a rising power ballad chorus that’ll be sung along to at club nights, sure-fire winners. LP and CD through Mosy Recordings.
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Cultdreams
Things That Hurt

Supporting the likes of Enter Shikari and Foxing in an exhaustive touring schedule in the aftermath of their impressive debut album Seafoam a couple of years back, Cultdreams deliver their sophomore effort Things That Hurt. Recorded in the context of a line-up now scattered around the world, it continues in the bold vein of their previous efforts. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sleep
Sleep's Holy Mountain

The reason people buy Sleep’s 60 minute song Dopesmoker on vinyl, is that the only alternative to flipping it halfway through is, in fact, not listening to it on vinyl. Luckily for you, Holy Mountain contains separate songs, allowing the occasional silence between the wall of energy and noise. Remastered in Full Dynamic Range, this reissue will reveal new depths to this stonerrock classic. Sleep members would later found Om and High on Fire, continuing to bring noise upon us. 

SWANS
Die Tür Ist Zu

Lovely double-LP reissue of Swans’ 1996 EP Die Tür Ist Zu here by Mute. This release takes material from their towering Soundtracks For The Blind and translates it into German, while also including tracks unique to DTIZ. It finds them at their most alarming, fearsome and brilliant. Few bands would even attempt something like the Titanic, shapeshifting ‘Ligeti’s Breath/Hilflos Child’. Even fewer would be able to pull it off.
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Rose Dorn
Days You Were Leaving

Rose Dorn are a three-piece from LA who were raised on a diet of Elliott Smith. More recently labels such as Double Double Whammy and Orchid Tapes have been providing them with sounds to treasure. Those who enjoy the obscure end of ‘90s US melodic indie should check these guys out. Days You Were Leaving is their debut album.

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

Ride
This Is Not A Safe Place

Probably one of the best reformations yet, Ride have been better than ever in recent years and this is the follow up to the much loved Weather Diaries. Lead single Future Love is a sparkling slice of upbeat shoegaze with bodes well for the rest of the album. They have proved once again their worth and the only question left is....hat or no hat? 

Joyero
Release the Dogs

Wye Oak’s Andy Stack comes through with a record of thoughtful, widescreen rock as Joyero. Release The Dogs (Release The Hounds, surely?) harks back to that period in the late-2000’s when the likes of The Antlers, The National and Grizzly Bear were turning out LPs full of tender and emotional indie tuneage. It’s a welcome return to a sound we wish we heard more of these days. ‘Dogs’ is the hit.
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  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Gaffa Tape Sandy
Family Mammal

Always happy to see a record with a dog on the cover. Gaffa Tape Sandy fresh from featuring in NME's 100 Artists to Watch in 2019 unleash their debut following a string of summer festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Truck. Their garage rock style is probably some of the best ever to come out of Bury St Edmonds and you can get a first taste of it by purchasing this eight song extended player. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Lina Tullgren
Free Cell

A significant expansion on the aesthetics of her ambitious 2017 debut album Won, Lina Tullgren could win a much bigger fanbase with her sophomore effort Free Cell. Dynamic and tense, while retaining the elements of introversion and reflection that made her debut so acclaimed, Captured Tracks have got themselves another real diamond. 

Ned's Atomic Dustbin
God Fodder

History traditionally hasn’t been kind to Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, often held up as everything wrong with British music in the early Nineties before Suede ignited Britpop. But their 1991 debut album God Fodder still retains a certain time-specific charm, all noisy guitars and rattling drums, and this special vinyl re-issue is long overdue. 
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USSELMAN
All Fun And Games Until Everyone Goes Blind

Southend-based musician and producer Chris USSELMAN presents his debut studio album All Fun And Games Until Everyone Goes Blind. Mining the same rich seam of artful, colourful and sophisticated pop that’s given us everyone from Sparks to Metronomy, it will hopefully propel him to widespread acclaim. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Brian Crook w/ The Renderers
This World Just Eats Me Up Alive

Brian Crook returns, The Renderers in tow, with another set of ramshackle and fired-up ballads. There’s a lot going on across This World Just Eats Me Up Alive - particularly in the arrangements, where Crook and band appear to have taken an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach. It works, though, and the way that the band pile up guitars, theremins, synths, drums and whatever else is reminiscent of Funeral-era Arcade Fire. Ezra Furman and The Brian Jonestown Massacre also come to mind when listening to This World Just Eats Me Up Alive.

The Strokes
First Impressions Of Earth

Unless you are a fan it's easy to forget that the Strokes made four further albums following their groundbreaking 'Is This It' masterclass. 'First Impressions of Earth' was their awfully titled third LP released in 2006 and was perhaps their difficult third album showing the band soldiering on once the hype machine died down. Still, it contains their usual small cluster of playlist-filling indie-rock not quite classics.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Omni
Multi-task

Omni's debut 'Deluxe' was one of those records which seeped rather than marched into your consciousness. The fact that we sell a copy seemingly on a daily basis exemplifies it's popularity. The band have the nimble fleet fingered sound of fellow Athens group Pylon and in guitarist Frankie Broyles they have an ex Deerhunter nimble on the fretwork.  This second LP expands their musical palette whilst keeping their minimalist agit-pop sound intact.   

Marika Hackman
Any Human Friend

Marika Hackman's new album looks to combine the synthesizer stylings of OMD with the aggression of PJ Harvey, as well as dealing with big lyrical subjects such as sexuality, the patriarchy, and social excess. New single 'i'm not where you are' is a banger and the rest of the album should be as well. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Arctic Monkeys
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

This is where it all started in earnest for Arctic Monkeys with their now legendary debut single on which they matched a literate Northern cheeky chappy delivery with muscular guitar rock and came out with an instant classic. Still possibly their best known song it has now been re-issued onto 7" vinyl with original B side Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Skunk Anansie
Post Orgasmic Chill

Seems strange to think it now, but there was a time when Skunk Anansie were legitimately one of the UK’s biggest rock bands. Their stock was never higher than in 1999, the year they headlined Glastonbury and released their third studio LP Post-Orgasmic Chill (sounds like fun, eh). The alt-rock and metal-tinged songs of this record give it a bit of a Placebo flavour. Still sounds good all these years on - probably why Post-Orgasmic Chill is being reissued by 100%.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Liam Gallagher
One of Us

Please please please pleeeeeeeeeease let this new Liam Gallagher single be a cover of ABBA’s heartbreak anthem ‘One Of Us’. Can you imagine - the man with a fork, in his world of soup, belting out one of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid’s most achingly beautiful compositions. I mean, it’s not going to be - the writing credits alone tell us that 'One Of Us' is an LG original - but that’s not going to stop us dreaming. England expects.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Lightning Seeds
Jolification

The band that brought us 'Three Lions', the Lightning Seeds, are reissuing their smash-hit album 'Jollification'. It's a gently psychedelic synth-pop romp that's full of Ian Broudie's winsome vocals, big choruses, and the odd hands-aloft moment. It's easy to write the Lightning Seeds off as a novelty act, but 'Jollification' goes a long way in showing how they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as bands like Pet Shops Boys, Orange Juice, and the La's.

Stereophonics
Kind

Wayne Rooney will be pleased - Stereophonics are back! The band are just one away from a dozen studio LPs now, though despite laying down all that material over the years they really haven’t changed their sound much (obviously - it’s Stereophonics we’re dealing with here). Kind features songs called things like ‘Hungover For You’ and ‘Bust This Town’ so we’re going to assume it’s business as usual for everyone’s favourite Welsh stadium-rockers.
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The Stroppies
It's A Hit!

Aussie band, The Stroppies, recorded the four songs on It’s A Hit in 2017. They were committed to tape in true lo-fi fashion using a Tascam four-track recorder. Whilst the lyrics offer a glance into a dystopian future, the music takes its cues from Swell Maps, Alex Chilton’s less accessible solo output and Loaded-era Velvet Underground.
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Pixies
Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies

Which is the best Pixies album? I'd say The Best of Pixies. Actually the Alan Partridge joke doesn't really apply to a band who made two brilliant works in Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, albums which cast a rather large shadow over their later work. Wave of Mutilation is a good place to start though for the uninitiated containing all the early classics alongside some obscurities and album tracks off their less-good-but-still-good 90s era albums Bossanova and Trompe le Monde. I just pity the future compiler that has to find something from their post-comeback work that will get anywhere close to living up to this.  
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nirvana
Bleach

Bleach was the 1989 album where it all began for Nirvana. The group, later to become world-slaying, are on especially negative, raw and grungey form here. Bleach has been remastered, and is reissued to vinyl and also to cassette tape: probably an ideal format if you want to simulate the original experience.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Primal Scream
Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles Volume 1

Primal Scream. They’re a band. Sometimes, most of Screamadelica aside they’re a rock ‘n’ roll band. Here we have Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles Vol. 1, a collection of singles with seventeen tracks that go all the way back to 1986’s Velocity Girl up to 1998’s Kill All Hippies. Double 180g vinyl LP on Columbia.
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A.A.Williams
A.A.Williams

A.A. Williams is an intriguing sounding songwriter who straddles both the metal and folk genres in her dark and evocative sound. Indeed she has been compared to Moonpix era Cat Power yet is shortly off on tour with Sisters of Mercy. What gives? I'm not sure but this is a re-press of her long sold out debut EP with several new songs added including a slow moving take on Dolly Parton's Jolene.  

The Fall
Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

We're still literally scratching the surface with the Fall re-issues, Beggars have been first off the mark and here re-issue 1986's semi forgotten Bend Sinister alongside a bunch of extra tracks culled from various singles. The CD has even more bonus stuff from peel sessions and even some unreleased takes. LP comes with replica program for the Riverside production of ‘Hey Luciani!’   

Ed The Dog
Shame

Nice set of outsider rock from High Wycombe’s Ed The Dog here. Debut LP Shame finds the singer-songwriter bringing his unusual vocals - think Graham Coxon having a go at fronting Los Campesinos! - to a wide-ranging set of instrumentals. While cuts such as ‘Television Era’ come off a bit like Little Creatures-era Talking Heads, other tracks nod to Mac Demarco (‘Little Brother’), Yuck (‘A Good Thing’) and Joey Fourr (‘Weirdo Years’).
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Frank Turner
No Man's Land

Featuring a rotating cast of female musicians and a suite of songs about the stories of women across history, culture and music - and including his own mother - Frank Turner returns with an ambitious eighth studio album in No Man’s Land. Anyone accustomed to his recent podcast series ‘Tales From No Man’s Land’ will be familiar with the subject matters at hand. 

180db Ft. Meredith Graves & Nick Zinner
Road Trip

Savages offshoot 180dB (Ayşe Hassan and Faye Milton) take their tinnitus-dispensing project on the road. Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) tag along in the VW microbus for vocals and guitar. The single is a “raging punk” version of Penderecki-samplin’ ‘Upstart - Road Trip’ by Goldie and Skepta. Yes it is. And it rocks.

Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith

Confusingly perhaps, Elliott Smith was the second solo album by the esteemed songwriter following on from his debut Roman Candle. It was the first album where we perhaps collectively thought we were in the presence of greatness. Despite (or maybe because of) its lo-fi- back to basics sound it contains some of Smiths best compositions and paves the way for his all time classic Either/Or.   

Eels
Beautiful Freak

Very prolific and very sad, Mark "E" Everett has released literally tonnes of records at this point, but it all began with 'Beautiful Freak', a record that predated his infatuation with indie pop, twee theatrics and maudlin slowcore; this record has shades of grunge, trip-hop and alt rock, featuring the classic single "Novocaine For the Soul", as well as "Susan's House", which samples a Gladys Knight song and turns it into a spoken word nightmare. His creepiest, hardest to listen to and ultimately best record, Eels would never capture this disgusting sort of magic again.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Omni
Networker

Hang on. I was thinking that Omni only released a new album earlier this year when in reality Multi-Task came out in 2017. How time flies when you are enjoying yourself.  Networker is their third album and their first since signing for Sub Pop. Theirs is a taut and wiry sound with nods back to Gang of Four and fellow Georgians Pylon and they have an ex Deerhunter in guitar ace Frankie Broyles. Networker turns up the 'fi' on their twisty turny sound but retaining the catchiness and freshness of their earlier work. 

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Hot Water Music
Shake Up The Shadows

One might think that Floridian punks Hot Water Music are just be wanting to churn out their greatest hits on tour in their 25th anniversary year, y’know, make a bit of easy cash, they’ve been doing the hard work since 1994, after all. But no! They have recorded a brand new 5-track EP and it’s called Shake Up The Shadows. It’s the band’s first new music since the  Light It Up LP in 2017.

The Murder Capital
When I Have Fears

The Murder Capital are a punk/post-punk/art punk band from Dublin. Their lives shows are becoming the talk of the town for their dark, brutal, edge-of-the-seat thrill ride. Their sound will draw comparisons to classic bands such as Joy Division as well as newer bands like Shame and Savages. When I Have Fears is their debut album and was produced by Flood, who is just the person you’d want to produce an album like this.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Press Club
Wasted Energy

Wasting no time in following up last year’s angsty Late Teens debut album, Australian act Press Club announce their next effort Wasted Energy. Spearheaded by the recent ‘Get Better’ single, and including a terrifying account of singer Natalie Foster being stalked on ‘Thinking About You’, it promises to double down on what made their debut so compelling. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

How does a Yorkshireman take his coffee? Black Love. Ahem. Black Love was the Afghan Whigs 1996 album on which (according to the press release) singer Greg Dulli sang not from the head or from the heart but from his own groin. The album is full of dark soul searching and brooding tension-filled rock that threatens to explode at any moment. Perhaps like Dulli's groin.  
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Coughy
Ocean Hug

A seemingly innocuous side-project from Speedy Ortiz’s Andy Molholt and Ava Luna’s Julian Fader which began at a performing arts summer camp, Coughy is one of the most wildly creative and fluid bands in recent memory. Ocean Hug is their ridiculously fertile debut album released a few months back, and it gets a limited edition white vinyl issue. 
  • Vinyl LP (JNR294LPC1)
  • £17.25 £15.53 (saving: £1.72)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fugazi
The Argument

What makes you laugh? Arguments. So said Brian Wilson but there's nothing funny about Fugazi's final album The Argument released way back in 2001. It was, says leader Ian Mackaye an anti war manifesto but here the post hardcore band added cello and strings into their sound for what was received as one of their best albums. They went on hiatus in 2003 never to return but this stands up as one of their greatest statements.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning (10th Anniversary Edition)

To mark the 10th anniversary of its release at the end of 2008, Welsh indie-rock outfit The Joy Formidable - one of the most overlooked bands of their era, in our opinion - give us a double-album edition of their EP A Balloon Called Moaning. The original eight-track record is complemented by another disc, on which the band re-recorded all the songs acoustically and in Welsh. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Futureheads
The Futureheads Live at Pop Recs

A 10” bootleg vinyl recording of a recent in-store gig at Pop Recs in their native Sunderland, revived Noughties indie heroes The Futureheads take a short journey through their discography. Taken from their brand new album Powers, lead single ‘Jekyll’ kicks the four-track set off, followed by ‘Struck Dumb’ and ‘The Connector’ from 2010’s The Chaos and 2006’s ‘Back To The Sea’. 
  • Label(s):
  • Nul
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Amber Run
Philophobia

Nottingham trio Amber Run return with their third LP of plush stadium-indie. Philophobia tows the line between the widescreen rock sound of mid-period Bon Iver and those all-hands-in-the-air, tears-in-the-eyes, sunset-selfie anthems that acts like Rag & Bone Man and George Ezra dominate the airwaves with all summer long. Speaking of all summer long, what’s Kid Rock up to these days?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Hives
Veni Vidi Vicious

Hate to say we told you so (we didn’t), but Veni Vidi Vicious is getting reissued on lovely silver vinyl. One of recent history’s more charming manufactured bands, there’s plenty of hits herein - ‘Hate To Say…’ of course, but also ‘Main Offender’ and ‘Supply and Demand’ (remember them? they’re good). Like all good garage rock records proceedings wrap up short of the 30-minute mark.
  • Vinyl LP (7391946110711)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Teenage Fanclub
Thirteen

Thirteen, Teenage Fanclub’s third album was unfairly treated by critics upon release. This may be as it followed up a bona fide classic in Bandwagonesque. Whatever the reason, it was unfair and with this reissue, it’s time to listen and enjoy with fresh ears. The album saw the band referencing their heroes Big Star with the album’s title and The Byrds with closing track Gene Clark. Initial pressings come with a bonus 7” single.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nirvana
Nirvana

‘Nirvana’ was released following the settlement of a long standing legal dispute between Courtney Love and remaining Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, centered around the release format of the song ‘You Know You’re Right’ which was recorded at the band's last session in 1994. This is Nirvana’s first release since the death of Kurt Cobain to feature studio material.
  • Vinyl Double LP (4728948)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Teardrop Factory
Thrash In The Heart

Fuzz rock layabouts Teardrop Factory's debut record, 'Thrash in the Heart', isn't quite as metal as it sounds, especially when you consider their last release was called 'Topshop EP' (named one of Norman Records' singles of the year). Instead, the band offer a great deal of affection for the loose and careless indie rawk of the 90s, as well as the noisier ventures that came with it - My Bloody Valentine name-drops are imminent. 'Thrash in the Heart' was recorded in the band's bathroom, and it shows. It's being released on Faux Discx.    Tracks: 3AM Coke Dream Bleed Peel Slowly A Way Away Taste Like Medicine Deeper + Deeper Ex-Friends Now We Shatter Colour of Bones Circles Spider Baby Superimposed Fake Tan
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Raconteurs
Consolers Of The Lonely

In 2008 The Raconteurs' legendary second album was released. 'Consolers of the Lonely' is a diverse exploration of modern rock music, including horn sections, murder ballads, and punky vocals, all tied together by the guitar playing of that bloke from the White Stripes. Released on Third Man Records, this is a must-have for fans of blues, rock 'n' roll, and guitars. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (TMR538)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Big Stick
LP

Sometimes, a name is all you need. Something about the phrase Big Stick tickles me more than I can express. But less about me. The band are back with the less well named LP, their first album proper in 15 years. Completely anarchic punk nonsense, rarely have two musicians sounded like they were having so much fun.

Sophia
As We Make Our Way (The Live Recordings)

As We Make Our Way is an album of live recordings by Sophia. The indie rock band are led by Brit-based Californian Robin Proper-Sheppard, previously of The God Machine. The tracks were recorded in Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany. The album is released through Proper-Sheppard’s own Flower Shop Recordings label.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (FLOWLPLTD031)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures (40th Anniversary Edition)

If you haven't bought Joy Division's debut album before then perhaps now is the time to do it. To celebrate 40 years of its existence the kind people at Rhino have pressed it onto ruby red vinyl for your listening pleasure. But whose idea was it to invert the sleeve? Don't bloody touch it. The album is of course very good, basically inventing post-punk, goth and a form of industrial electronics in one swoop.  
  • Vinyl LP (0190295443238)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

The Beths
Warm Blood

New Zealand four piece the Beths sprung to prominence with their debut album Future Me Hates Me but who knew they had already made a five track EP? Well here it is in all it's glory showcasing the catchy, buzzy sound that led Future Me Hates Me to be such a killer. Expect ear-friendly indie with nods to the Lemonheads, Flying Nun and Best Coast.  
  • Vinyl 12" (CAK127)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Stroppies
Maddest Moments / Architectural Charades

We very much enjoyed the economical song junk of The Stroppies when we last heard it, lovingly comparing it to all things Girlpool, GbV and New Zealand indie. They're back with two new songs for the most indie rock of things: a 7". These songs are thematically united under the theme of anxiety, extending hum-along empathy to those of us who live with it.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Big Black
Atomizer

Atomizer was the very first full-length album released by Steve Albini’s original group, Big Black. The band arrived fully formed, with trademark violent lyrics and violent production, grinding and growling vigorously along. Contains their particularly classic track ‘Kerosene’. The reissue LP is only available through independent record stores like ours!
  • Vinyl LP (TG93LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

The Smiths
Meat is Murder

Never widely considered to be their best album but this is a superb effort. It contains one of their most unusual and memorable songs in 'The Headmasters Ritual', add in to that the twin rainy day melancholy ballads 'Well I Wonder' and 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore', the surprising funk workouts of 'Barbarism Begins At Home' and the disturbing title track and there's half a great album already. They simply redefined what pop could and should be.  
  • Vinyl LP (0825646658787)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Liam Gallagher
I've All I Need

Liam Gallagher has a brother. Technically, he has two. He now also has a 7" called "I've All I Need" which I am probably not going to listen to, but I do think about Oasis once a fortnight and I'm okay with having that much of LG in my head. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Liam has a brother.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dead Can Dance
Spleen & Ideal

Dead Can Dance have always been one of Australia's finest alt-rock exports, approaching post-punk and goth vibes with an experimental eye: on Spleen & Ideal, their 1985 second album, they ditched the guitars you’d expect them to be playing, replacing them with cellos and trombones. Reissued in a replica of the original sleeve, by 4AD.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Breeders
Safari EP

Someone at 4AD has decided that it’s probably about time they got round to reissuing some old Breeders records. It might have something to do with the fact that Kim Deal et al released their first LP in ten years earlier on in 2018. It’s definitely got something to do with Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. Anyway, 1992’s Safari EP is still good after all these years. Sounds like Breeders with a hint of Breeders.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Wipers
Follow Blind

Originally released on Restless back in 1987, Follow Blind was the fifth studio album by pioneering Pacific Northwestern punk band Wipers, who would later gain the patronage of Kurt Cobain. While this album often goes underappreciated in their catalogue, perhaps this silver-coloured vinyl re-issue will cause a re-evaluation. 

Mystery Jets
A Billion Heartbeats

Mystery Jets return with their sixth album and it now seems like a long time ago since they had their dad in the band. The boys have been influenced by the increasingly terrifying rise of the alt-right in the UK and other territories and have set about constructing an album that tries to share a positive message in the fight against intolerance. Basically that we should all love and respect each other regardless of beliefs. Fat chance with some of those running our country but it's a nice sentiment.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Placebo
Meds

Placebo released Meds in 2006, immediately making a big impact on self-consciously alternative youths. As their fifth album, Meds is the sound of a band who have mastered their own style: singles like ‘Because I Want You’ are super-efficient pieces of Placebo power. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Press Club
Late Teens

Hailing from Brunswick, Australia, it’s indie pop-punk quartet Press Club with new album Late Teens. Those dratted teens - they never show up on time. Interesting sound this lot have: tempos, percussion and guitar style that oft hint at punk; jangly indie melodies and, not least, female vocals that draw as well from soulful pop as indie.

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

Arctic Monkeys
My Propeller

My Propeller was initially taken from the Arctic Monkeys third album Humbug. It showcases the darker sound of the album as the Sheffield scamps started to grow up and explore more mature territories. What it lacks in tunefulness it makes up in a kind of brooding intensity. 7" re-press on Domino with Joining the Dots on t'other side. 
  • Vinyl 7" (RUG359)
  • £6.99 £6.29 (saving: £0.70)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Hey Colossus
Carcass / Medal

A bite-sized portion of psych / psychotic rock music from the Hey Colossus stable. 'Carcass' is as near to pop as you might expect this crew to get, whereas 'Medal' on the flip-side is a fast and furious blast-crunch. A well-selected single really, showing off different modes of the Colossus. 7” on Alter.

Six By Seven
Das Ist England

Das Ist England by Six By Seven is an English/German komische album that the Nottingham band insist has nothing to do with Brexit. It’s an album of friendship. An album of motorik beats a la Neu with the visceral drive of Sonic Youth. This album was funded via Kickstarter, so it really is one for the fans.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Raconteurs
Help Us Stranger

After more than a decade away (and by away we mean separately playing constantly in many various other groups), The Raconteurs unite for a third studio album, Help Us Stranger. With Brendan Benson and Jack White at the core, the group’s Nashville recording sessions yielded a rich bounty of rock, drawing on blues, soul, funk and country for a tasty all-American album. Help Us Stranger is released by White’s Third Man Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fat White Family
Tastes Good With The Money

'It Tastes Good With The Money' is one of the best songs from the Fat White Family's third LP, 'Serfs Up', and probably one of the best things they've ever released. It's a glam-infused romp that takes in Gregorian chants (well... kinda...) and a killer spoken word piece from Baxter Dury, Domino are releasing it as a 10" with some exclusive non-album tracks, 'Waterfall' and 'Blue Hands'. 
  • 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.

Jay Reatard / Sonic Youth
Hang Them All / No Garage

This split single by Jay Reatard and Sonic Youth was originally released back in 2009. It was a time before Jay Reatard's tragic passing and Sonic Youth were still together as a band. The 7” features 'Hang Them All' by Jay Reatard and 'No Garage' by Sonic Youth, who for the original release called themselves Sonik-Youth. 
  • Vinyl 7" (OLE864S)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mikal Cronin
Undertow / Breathe

Mikal Cronin just goes about his business on this new 7”, a fact that will please fans of an artist we've heard precious little from since 2015’s MCIII LP. Both ‘Undertow’ and ‘Breathe’ are ultra-fuzzed psych-garage for the discerning connoisseur. This single also sees Cronin back on Famous Class, the label he released a split single with Wand through back in 2014.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Russian Circles
Blood Year

Chicago post-rock three-piece Russian Circles have all the brooding, dramatic tension associated with the genre. They also add elements of metal and krautrock which gives their music addition textures and power. Blood Year is their latest album. It was recorded at Steve Albini’s Electric Audio studio by Kurt Ballou of metal band, Converge.

Man & The Echo
Men Of The Moment

Produced by The 2 Bears’ Raf Rundell, Men of the Moment is the second studio album from Warrington-based indie-pop act Man & The Echo. Examining populism and the state of the country in 2019 but avoiding the pitfalls of cliche, it juxtaposes upbeat textures with tales of struggle and desperation. The press release mentions Brexit and Trump.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dude York
Falling

Dude York’s second LP for Hardly Art - third if you count a Christmas album they made back in 2017 - finds the Seattle trio rockin’ harder than ever before. Falling is an album full of great grungy chugs and pretty, melodic and very pop-punk vocals. The press release says Falling would do well ‘sandwiched between Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind’ on alternative radio - wouldn’t we all eh?
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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