Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Eleventh Hour Adventists
Eleventh Hour Adventists

Jasmine Pender AKA Rotten Bliss and Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities) have joined forces to form Eleventh Hour Adventists. Their music is informed by the likes of Einsturzende Neubaten - the pair met at one of the German experimental band’s gigs. Their eponymous debut LP is a mix of sleazy punk, psychedelic folk and ambient drone sounds.
  • Vinyl LP (ER86LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Helene Barbier
Have You Met Elliot?

Have You Met Elliot? Is the debut album from French-Candian musician Helene Barbier. The music takes its cues from the classic post punk of The Raincoats and French post-punk / no wave singer Lizzy Mercier Descloux. The songs are melodic yet fractured and angular and rather good. On Emotional Response.
  • Vinyl LP (ER101LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

SQÜRL
Some Music for Robby Müller

A six-track vinyl album released in tribute to legendary Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller (Dead Man, Paris Texas and 24 Hour Party People), recorded by SQÜRL as the soundtrack to filmmaker Claire Pijman’s documentary Living The Light. The artwork includes two luminous Polaroid images taken by Müller himself. 

Seablite
High-Rise Mannequins

Having finished 2019 on a high with the critical adoration dished out to debut album Grass Stains and Novocaine, Seablite kick off the new decade with this 10” vinyl EP to capitalise. Housing five new tracks, spearheaded by its title track, High-Rise Mannequins sees the San Franciscans double down on their fuzzy indie-pop. 
  • Vinyl 10" (ER102LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Slotface
Sorry For The Late Reply

Sløtface, pronounced ‘Slutface’ which is how they used to be known, hail from Norway and play a brand of '90s / early '00s pop-punk. Melodic and a bit noisy, with loads of energy. Sorry For The Late Reply is the band’s second album and follow-up to the Norwegian Grammy winning Try Not To Freak Out. Features the singles Telepathic, Sink Or Swim, Stuff and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Monochrome Set
Little Noises 1990-1995

The Monochrome Set have always been prolific - spewing out albums at a rate of knots that put other bands to shame. They are best known for their early '80s records but after a split in 1986 the band reformed in 1990 and released five new albums over the next five years. This lesser known era of the band is perfectly captured on this 5CD set which presents each album plus a grab bag of bonus tracks. 
  • CD box set (CRCDX88)
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Easter / Bromide
Doubt Rings / I'll Never Learn

After being introduced by a mutual friend, Manchester band Easter went down to London to play with Bromide and they got on, musically and personally. Simon, singer in Bromide, thought they should put out something on his label, Scratchy. Split single Doubt Rings / I'll Never Learn is what they recorded. Easter mix the sounds of Yo La Tengo, Buffalo Tom and Swell, whilst Bromide take their influences from Big Star, Nada Surf and classic New Zealand power pop. Includes download with extra tracks.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Happy Mondays
...Yes Please!

...Yes Please! is the fourth album by Happy Mondays, originally released in 1992. It will forever be known as the album that cost far too much to record and sold too few copies to recoup the costs, thus bankrupting Factory Records. It was produced by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame. Features the singles Stinkin’ Thinkin’, Angle and Sunshine & Love.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Michael
Tell Your Friends

Michael are a band who rose from the ashes of The Quietus approved London psych outfit Bad Guys. One interesting fact about Michael is that none of the members are called Michael. There's surreal lyrics and heavy psych riffs abound on their debut long player Tell Your Friends. Get on it. On Cracked Ankles.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Bitter Springs
The Odd Shower + Excretus In Completus

London band The Bitter Springs have been making music since the mid ‘80s, initially under the name The Last Party before evolving into The Bitter Springs in '96. They’ve been doing this for a long time. In recent years they’ve felt a little ignored by fans so have only bothered releasing music digitally. They have finally decided to release an album physically again though, and The Odd Shower surprisingly is the band’s first full length album to be released on vinyl. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Beat Hotel
Beat Hotel

Beat Hotel are a band with a real British indie heritage and have been a long time in the making. The band are made up from members of The June Brides, The Loft, The Weather Prophets, Distractions, Mudlow, Mojo Fins and Lolita Storm and the idea for a band was formed after a couple of the guys met in 1988. The band make a sound reminiscent of  that golden age of indie, so should appeal to those that were there the first time around, and have an eponymous mini-album to prove it. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Shana Cleveland
Night Of The Worm Moon

Shana Cleveland is the voice of La Luz, but working solo for a change on this here Night Of The Worm Moon album allows her to travel further afield in terms of sound and content. This is an LA dreamer’s album, with UFO sightings and other night-moods represented with sun-tipped psychedelic singer-songwriter new-folk. Very West Coast, very good. On Hardly Art.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Twang
Everytime / Dream

So you downloaded the four singles from The Twang’s If Confronted Just Go Mad album, but that’s not good enough, you need a physical product you can hug and kiss, right? Well, luck you - the Birmingham indie band are releasing them as two limited 7” singles. Here we have the double A sided Everytime / Dream to have and to hold, forever and ever. 

The Lovely Eggs
This Is Our Nowhere

The Lovely Eggs have perfected the DIY punk aesthetic over the course of a clutch of singles, two EPs and three albums. Their new album, This is Our Nowhere, consolidates their position of not-giving-a-shit punk attitude whilst adding a touch of psychedelic nonsense. There will be a special limited edition black and white vinyl version released for Record Store Day 2015, which precedes the official release of the album.

Nirvana
Live and Loud

Shot at their homecoming show in Seattle on December 13th 1993, Live And Loud was aired on MTV but has never been available as a stand-alone audio release. Originally included as part of the In Utero super deluxe re-issue in 2013, it’s now available by itself, on double vinyl with a ‘replica backstage pass’ download card. 
  • 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. 

The Cuckoos
I Hate Love

You would have thought by now that there'd been a band by the name of the Cuckoos. Seemingly not and this Austin, Texas band have decided that it's the perfect moniker for their blend of New Wave, punk and disco. This debut full length follows an earlier EP which was compared favourably to the likes of Joy Division, Pink Floyd and Tame Impala. 
  • Vinyl LP (JJR2020001)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Total Control
Laughing At The System

Laughing At The System is the first music from Melbourne’s Total Control since their second LP, Typical System in 2014. The band are essentially a post-punk band influenced by the likes of Joy Division, but throw a bit of ‘80s electro in the mix too. The band don’t necessarily always tour with the full line-up, and they like the fact that this makes them a bit enigmatic, however, they are happy to point out that the full five-piece contributed to this. 12” EP on Alter.
  • Vinyl 12" (ALT38)
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  • Last copy

Parquet Courts
Mardi Gras Beads

Released in time for Record Store Day’s Black Friday, NYC indie favourites Parquet Courts deliver a special new 7” single housed in a classic Rough Trade sleeve. It pairs ‘Mardi Gras Beads’ - from the group’s most recent studio album Wide Awake! - with a brand new track on the B-side, ‘Seems Kind of Silly’. 
  • Vinyl 7" (RT0002S)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The White Stripes
The Complete John Peel Sessions

The best place to witness the White Stripes in their early days was probably in a sweaty underground club. next best was a live and raw radio session and as usual legendary DJ John Peel was ahead of the curve and championed the duo by way of a series of Peel Sessions. This release collects the lot on a double LP which is stuffed to the gills full of self-penned classics such as Hotel Yorba and We're Going to Be Friends and a host of covers. The duo captured at their rawest and live-est.    

youbet
Compare & Despair

Formed out of a Bandcamp project led by Floridian-turned-New Yorker Nick Llobet a few years back, Compare & Despair is the full-band debut project from youbet. Swarming with colour and vivid imagination, the component tracks speak to the same kind of disarming, almost naive simplicity of artists like Alex Chilton and Elliott Smith. 

L'épée
Dreams

L’Epee are an indie-rock supergroup featuring Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lionel and Marie Liminana of ...wait for it…The Liminanas and Emmanuelle Seigner of Emmanuelle and Ultra Orange. Dreams is their first single and comes as a 12” with two further tracks. Surely you’re going to be interested in this, right?!
  • Vinyl 12" (AUK132-12)
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  • Last copy

The Slow Readers Club
The Joy Of The Return

Manchester’s Slow Readers Club get themselves back to the recording studio following their Live From Festival No. 6 LP for their fourth album proper, The Joy Of The Return. The album was written whilst on tour, a change in method for them, which allowed more time for the songs to evolve. Rest assured, the pulsating drums, searing guitar lines and sky-reaching choruses are all present and correct.
  • Vinyl LP (M215UKLP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

ShitKid
Duo Limbo​/​"Mellan himmel å helvete"

Duo Limbo / ”Mellan himmel å helvete” collects two brief studio sessions recorded by Swedish duo ShitKid just after they performed as SXSW back at the start of 2019. It sees Åsa Söderqvist and Lina Molarin Ericsson backed by an all-star line-up of musicians, including Melvins legends Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover and Paul Leary of Butthole Surfers! 

Chastity Belt
Chastity Belt

Following a re-energising 18 months or so recording solo or playing with different bands, Washington’s Chastity Belt return with a fourth album of thoughtful and expressive punk. A self-titled effort, it was recorded with Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and saw the quartet force themselves out of their comfort zone, adding newer sonic elements to the mix. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Glass Beach
The First Glass Beach Album

Initially self-released back in the spring this year, The First Glass Beach Album now arrives on vinyl for the first time, coming in early 2020. This package contains the 15 songs from the original record, with Glass Beach showing admirably little respect for genre boundaries over the hour-long experience. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Twin Atlantic
Power

Having toiled their way to two UK Top Ten albums in a row, Scottish alternative rock act Twin Atlantic present their fifth studio album Power, and their first on Virgin EMI. Having taken a short breather from the substantial successes they’ve enjoyed, the quartet enter the second decade of their career with renewed vigour. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Basic Plumbing
Keeping Up Appearances

If only this album didn't have such a tragic backstory then I'd be regaling you with Patricia Routledge-related jokes. Instead, Basic Plumbing is made up of the final recordings of rather talented songsmith Patrick Doyle who sadly passed away in 2017 and is perhaps best known for his Boys Forever project.  This showcases his love for The Breeders and R.E.M and has been released in conjunction with his family with all profits going to the L.A. LGBT Centre and CALM. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

October Drift
Forever Whatever

Thanks to a burgeoning reputation forged by their well-oiled live shows, sweet power-rockers October Drift - who burst onto the scene in 2015 - finally present their debut album. The eight-track 'Forever Whatever' promises to be a fresh spin on towering influences, from The National to Joy Division and New Order.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Supergrass
The Strange Ones: 1994-2008

A super treat for Supergrass fans. We have a best of - Strange Ones: 1994-2008 - which will be available in various formats depending on what your wallet will allow. The headliner here is the 6LP box set with their original albums on picture disc and 13CDs including the albums, unreleased live performances, radio sessions acoustic sets, remixes, B-sides, non-album singles, acoustic versions, demos, out-takes and oddities and rarities - that’s a whole lotta tunes. Alternatively, there are the essential tracks on 2LP or CD which will supply you with hit after hit.
  • Label(s):
  • BMG

Wolf Parade
Thin Mind

Having released the caustic Cry Cry Cry shortly after their reformation three years ago, Canadian post-punk revivalists Wolf Parade have wasted no time on their next project. Due for release in January, Thin Mind was produced by the celebrated indie aesthete John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Death Cab) and contains a loose narrative framed with post-apocalyptic themes. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sheepy
Get Out My House

Get Out Of My House is the third album Liverpool pop-punk band Sheepy. There is no doubting their ability for writing short punchy, hook-laden songs that will have the mosh pit bouncing. They also have a plan to get an entry in the Guinness Book Of Records for the speed at which they write songs. Fans of The Offspring and Green Day - this is for you. 
  • Vinyl LP (BLANG83LP)
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  • Last copy

Gauche
A People's History of Gauche

Washington D.C. band Gauche make the move to prestigious indie imprint Merge for their latest album. A People’s History of Gauche also saw the band work with outsiders for the first time on production, with Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown involved with this collection socially and politically on-point material. 

Corridor
Supermercado

Colour-splashed, like its singular and mysterious sleeve, Supermercado ushers Corridor in a new direction whilst retaining the group's trademark sound. The melodies are poppier and more potent than any previous, and so Quebec's most exciting art-pop outfit continue to make international waves.

Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators / The Edible Eyes
The Butterfly (Fill The Frame) / You're Void

A split 7” single from two bands making their debuts. Following the dissolution of Girl One and the Grease Guns earlier in 2019, frontwoman Sissy Space Echo forms a new backing band The Invisible Collaborators for a new drone-rock-inspired track titled ‘The Butterfly (Fill The Frame)’, backed with ‘You’re Void’ by synth-based act The Edible Eyes. 
  • Vinyl 7" (NPN 10)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Guided By Voices
Volcano

A new year a new Guided By Voices record. Last year they managed to release three albums - one of them was double too. They really are the most prolific of bands. What we have here is Volcano, an anthemic ballad and the first single to be lifted from Surrender Your Poppy Field. Includes a non-album b-side.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Teener
Auger

Pitched somewhere between new wave, shoegaze, drone rock and hardcore, the pleasingly vague Teener release their new 7” single on Third Man. While its lead track is the highly melodic ‘Auger’, the band squeeze on three tracks on this brilliantly valued package, with the heavy ‘Market Value’ also on the A-side and the atmospheric ‘Flavor’ on the flip. 

Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox
Myths 004

With a rich history of teaming up with such highly-acclaimed pioneers as St. Vincent, John Grant and Perfume Genius, Cate Le Bon this time collaborates with US singer Bradford Cox to create 'Myths 004'. The result is a cynical bag of satire, containing salt-of-the-earth stories and garagey song compositions.
  • Vinyl LP (MEX2591)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Courteeners
More. Again. Forever.

Although they’re as much maligned as they are worshipped, Courteeners are undoubtedly one of the very last of the old-fashioned Big British Guitar Bands. In January 2020, Liam Fray and his faithful lieutenants will release their sixth studio album, with the bold but ambiguous title More. Again. Forever. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Bravery, Repetition and Noise

One of the BJM's best! Featuring a handful of songs that have become firm fan favourites down the years ('Telegram', 'Nevertheless', 'Sailor') and another handful that deserve wider acclaim ('Just For Today', the haunting 'Leave Nothing For Sancho') this was first released in 2001 and has now been reissued on vinyl (for the first time) on Anton's own 'a' records imprint.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Vacant Lots
Exit EP

The Vacant Lots recorded the 'Exit EP' with Anton Newcombe from the Brian Jonestown Massacre while they had a few days off tour in 2017. Newcombe put in some real work for 'Exit' - he plays most of the instruments on ‘Bells’, for one. It’ll come as no surprise, then, to find out that 'Exit' has a strong whiff of the BJM’s about it. Rock ‘n’ roll is back baby. It’s good again. Awoouu.

The Big Moon
Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon made a big splash in 2017 with debut album, Love In The 4th Dimension, which contained catchy hits such as Cupid. Now they’re back with their highly anticipated sophomore album, Walking Like We Do. Their previous success shows here as they were shipped off to Atlanta to record with renowned US producer Ben Allen III. Expect big things from The Big Moon.

Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

Having built up a large and dedicated fanbase over the course of four excellent albums before their hiatus in 2014, the mighty Bombay Bicycle Club will finally break their silence with their fifth LP Everything Else Has Gone Wrong in January 2020. Frontman Jack Steadman says it’s “an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of need”. With things being the way they are, I think we could all do with that. 

Ty Segall
Fanny

Fanny, or Fanny Dog as it’s known on Ty Segall’s last album Freedom’s Goblin, is a song of appreciation to his dog. This limited edition 7” picture disc contains the track 'three ways', as one of those new-fangled fancy chefs might put it. There’s a demo version, a live version and mysteriously described sketch version. 7” on Aagoo.

The Appleseed Cast
Two Conversations

Two Conversations by emo band The Appleseed Cast was originally released in 2003. Initially, it split critics for lacking in experimentation, in comparison to its predecessor Low Level Owl, and having songs about relationships. The fans seemed to love its honesty and rockin’ tunes, though, and it’s been their best selling album to this day. Reissued on coloured vinyl for your delectation.
  • Vinyl LP (GRAVE035)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Cursive
Get Fixed

Following their triumphant return back in 2017, reformed post-hardcore veterans Cursive deliver another new studio album, arriving in early 2020. Growing out from the same sessions that produced Vitriola, the 11 songs that make up Get Fixed address America’s continued slide into nativist ignorance. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Pinegrove
Marigold

Having released three previous studio albums to date, American indie stars Pinegrove begin the new decade with their debut for Rough Trade. Described by lead singer Evan Stephens Hall as bearing a “heart-first” perspective, Marigold is the most ambitious take on their distinctive blend of folk, indie and country yet, as well as being their most empathetic and humanistic. 

John Frusciante
Curtains

John Frusciante enjoyed two stints as guitarist in Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1988-1992 and 1998-2009. Frusciante’s solo albums have a bit of a cult following and there’s quite a lot of them too, 14 in fact. Curtains was his eighth album, originally released in 2005. It features guest spots from Autolux drummer, Carla Azar, upright bassist Ken Wild and regular collaborator, Mars Volta and At The Drive-In guitarist, Omar Rodrigues-Lopez.

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

Shogun And The Sheets
Hold On Kid

It’s what Sydney’s garagepunk quartet Royal Headache frontman and restless dancer Shogun did next. He’s started a new garagepunk quartet with some ‘sheets’ (namely Gabby, Seb, Abe and Derro) and bashed out a single of characteristically energetic underground Aussie punk. B-side ‘Pissing Blood’ slows down to focus on melody and really nails it too.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sprinters
Struck Gold

Sprinters are our second favourite Manchester-based band who sound a little like Real Estate (after Horsebeach). Their 2017 debut had all the jangle and twang that you might expect and surprisingly for the climate they live in, their melodies are somewhat sunny side up. For this second album they have dialled up the volume for some raucous indie rock which the press release worryingly describes as 'raunchy'. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
In The Capital

Woo-hoo! New music from one of the best bands to emerge over the last few years. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever may be a mouthful to speak but their music is remarkably enjoyable, a sun-dappled ride through the best bits of the Go Betweens, the Triffids and (yes I'm going to say it) Midnight Oil. Here are two new tracks to whet your appetite for whatever they do next. Enjoy.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Field Music
Making A New World

New album from Sunderland area clever clogs Field Music. But it's not just any old new album this is a song cycle based on the first world war. The idea started from a project they were working on with the Imperial War Museum about US War Department publications but grew as the brothers wrote pieces about various elements of the aftermath of the war such as skin grafting, the dada movement and office work. They aren't just any ordinary band are they? 

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.

J.P. Shilo
Invisible You

You may remember J.P. Shilo from the ‘90s instrumental band Hungry Ghosts. Their debut LP was produced by Roland S. Howard who also played on the album. His debut solo album, Invisible You, features ex-Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelly, the Bad Seeds’ Mick Harvey on keyboards and guitarist Kim Salmon from The Scientists and The Beasts of Bourbon. It is an album that manages to balance minimalism and intensity perfectly. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Kate Davis
Trophy

Kate Davis has an impressive CV. A classical and Jazz prodigy, she has worked withHerbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss and Jeff Goldblum. Before co-writing ‘Seventeen’ with Sharon Van Etten she honed her indie-rock chops by listening to the likes of Beach House, Elliott Smith and TV on the Radio. Trophy is her debut ‘indie’ album, and it’s a cracker!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
1982

A new six-CD box set documenting a pivotal year for Mark E Smith and The Fall, 1982 gathers up the two studio albums they released that year - Hex Enduction Hour, universally acknowledged as one of their very finest, and Room To Live, regarded as a difficult curate’s egg - plus contemporary Peel sessions, their singles for the Kamera label, and live album In A Hole in addition to a show in Melbourne. Also contains replica poster and 4,000 word essay from biographer Daryl Easlea. The two studio albums will be released on limited edition coloured vinyl versions separately. 

She Drew The Gun
Trouble Every Day

Following a series of memorable festival appearances this summer, Liverpudlian psych-rock quartet She Drew The Gun release a new four-track EP, led by a re-tooled and updated cover of Frank Zappa’s ‘Trouble Every Day’ with lyrics to reflect the unrest of 2019. Also included are two new original tracks and a remix of Revolution Of Mind’s opening track ‘Resister’ by Slackers. 
  • Vinyl 12" (0190296880926)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Muse
Origin Of Symmetry

It's the Muse album that has the slightly louder and more abrasive songs than the other Muse albums! Wherein they ruin a perfectly good Nina Simone standard in "Feeling Good" and do some other stuff with pop rock that once got compared to Radiohead but would probably actually just get remixed by Moby.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

R.E.M.
In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003

In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 covers the band’s most commercially successful period. It includes tracks from the popular albums Green, Out Of Time and Automatic For The People as well as the single Bad Day. One of the band’s biggest hits, Shiny Happy People, was left off the compilation presumably because everyone hates it. Reissue double LP on Concord.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Henry's Dream

Reissue of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ seventh album, thanks to Mute. Henry’s Dream is something of a fan favourite as Cave albums go, and includes ‘Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry’ and ‘Jack The Ripper’. Very much a proper reissue, overseen by Mick Harvey, approved by Cave, and pressed to good solid 180g vinyl with a download code to boot!
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

TOY
Songs Of Consumption

English psychedelic/shoegaze/krautrock act Toy are coming up to a decade in their existence, and, following the critical acclaim that greeted their fourth album Happy In The Hollow back in January this year, they turn to the songs that inspired them for this eight-track covers album, Songs of Consumption. It includes tracks from diverse artists such as The Troggs, Serge & Charlotte Gainsbourg and Nico. They got the idea from the 7” bonus single of covers that accompanied the Dinked and Rough Trade versions of Happy In The Hollow, and three of those are included here. 
  • Artist(s):
  • TOY

Fat White Family
Serfs Up!

Oh lord they are back. "The most gratifying and unexpected creative volte face in recent musical history!" screams the press release. The first track released from the sessions 'Feet' spends its time begging to differ as it just sounds like Fat White Family. But why let actual music get in the way of a hyped press release and their usual flirting with dodgy imagery. It's certainly something that never stopped Fat White Family before so in that respect it's same as it ever was. We'll reserve further judgement til we've heard the whole thing maybe.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Eddy Current Suppression Ring
All In Good Time

All In Good Time is the 5th album by Eddy Current Suppression Ring. The Australian rock band toured their homeland with Thee Oh Sees / Oh Sees and it only took the opening riff of their first song for John Dwyer to be hooked. He was so impressed that their new album is coming out on his own label, Castle Face.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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!’   

Shellac
The End of Radio

It's not too easy being a Shellac fan is it? Their studio records are few and far between and their tours seem to happen just when they feel like it. So here's something to get starved Shellac fans juicing at the mouth, it's a collection of the band's two Peel sessions including their 2004 live set in front of a small (lucky) audience. Full of alternative versions of tracks you now know and love, the band were known for testing out future material on these sessions. Essential. 

L'épée
Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider is the second single from the album Diabolique by indie supergroup L’Epee. The band are Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lionel & Marie Liminana of The Liminanas and Emmanuel Seigner of Ultra Orange and Emmanuelle. The three-track 12” contains an exclusive non-LP track, Shiny Shiny. If you’re wondering, the title track is an original song and not a cover of the classic Suicide track.

The Frogs
It's Only Right and Natural

The Frogs were a brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion from Milwaukee. It’s Only Right And Natural was their second album, but when it was made, as a bunch of four track recordings, it was only meant for the ears of the brothers and close associates. Gerald Cosloy of Homestead Records (now of Matador) convinced the band to release it in 1991. Lyrically is plays with stereotypes, mainly of a homosexual nature, and it annoyed the heck of the Christian right in the US. It won the band a bunch of celebrity fans including Kurt Cobain, Billy Corgan and Beck, who sampled the song ‘I Don't Care If U Disrespect Me (Just So You Love Me)’ on ‘Where It’s At’ from Odelay. 
  • Vinyl LP (EoAMFrogs)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Rifles
Freedom Run

The country may be in a mess but here is some good news...there's a new the Rifles re-issue! Guess where it was recorded.. go on... Paul Weller's studio! It's full of the sort of soulful pop/rock the band are known for. Billions of bands who started ten are so years ago have fallen by the wayside but you have to hand it to the Rifles... they are still here.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (COOKLP722)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Nirvana
MTV Unplugged In New York (25th Anniversary Edition)

Regularly heralded as one of the finest live albums of all time, Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged In New York is being re-issued in expanded form to mark the 25th anniversary of its release. Kurt Cobain’s songwriting was revealed to be just as emotionally hefty, even without the dynamism of Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl’s normal volume - indeed, the thought of Grohl drumming with brushes is a strange one even now. The double-vinyl package features the original tracklisting, in addition to five bonus rehearsal performances that were previously only available on the DVD edition. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Gaz Coombes
Sheldonian / Live / EP

Good old Gaz Coombes of Supergrass/having a strangely shaped head fame has done his bit for charidee this year by performing at the Sheldonian theatre in Oxford and giving the proceeds to two deserving local charities. The songs were performed with orchestral arrangements so seeing as though fans might want to hear them, he's put four of them on this EP. 

Mac DeMarco / Haruomi Hosono
Honey Moon

Turns out that Mac DeMarco is a huge fan of Japanese legend Haruomi Hosono and as part of this ongoing series from Lights in the Attic has chosen to cover 'Honey Moon' in his inimitable style whilst also singing in Japanese. You'll remember this series from the time Ariel Pink covered Donnie & Joe Emerson's 'Baby' and the format remains the same here  - you get the cover on the A side and the original on the flip.  
  • Vinyl 7" (LITA45-038)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Ezra Furman
Twelve Nudes

Ezra Furman, whilst always sounding like Ezra Furman, tends to dabble in different rock sub-genres. With new album Twelve Nudes, he claims it is a punk record. He hurt his throat through singing so hard whilst making it, so there is blood on the tracks here. It was recorded in Oakland, CA under the influence of booze and cigarettes. The title refers to the songs on the album being there with nothing to hide.

Rostam
Live at Third Man Records

Rostam (Batmanglij) is one of the clever clogs who used to be in Vampire Weekend. He fled that band presumably when he couldn't stand the preppy Paul Simon-isms anymore and formed his own indie/tronics act Rostam. He has released one album so far Half Light and his little jaunt to Third Man should get him a few more followers. This recording of the performance contains songs from the album and new stuff too. 
  • Vinyl LP (TMR549)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Tracy Bryant
Hush

Formerly the lead singer of L.A. band Corners, Tracy Bryant has become a significant figure in the city’s underground music scene during the 2010s. The start of the next decade brings the release of his third solo album, Hush, recorded over six months in the mountains of California’s Topanga Canyon, and seeing him in the most direct lyrical form of his career. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Fall
Medicine For The Masses - The Rough Trade Singles

Medicine For The Masses by The Fall contains the four 7” singles they released through Rough Trade in the band's early days. It includes classic tracks such as How I Wrote Elastic Man, Totally Wired and Kicker Conspiracy. Of course you want it. 4 x 7” single box set with 4 button badges, limited to 1000 copies on BMG.
  • Label(s):
  • BMG

IDLES
A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan

Recorded at the end of a massive, celebratory world tour in December 2018 at Paris’ prestigious Le Bataclan, IDLES tore through a cathartic set of highlights from their career so far, including covers on top of tracks from their two beloved albums Brutalism and Joy As an Act of Resistance. That set is captured on new live album A Beautiful Thing - available on 2xCD or limited edition clear multi-coloured vinyl (orange, pink or lime green). 
  • CD (PTKF2174-2)
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  • Last copy
  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-5)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-3)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Vaccines
What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

The Vaccines burst onto the scene with this thrilling debut album back in 2011. There were sold out shows, appearances on Jools Holland before releasing a single and people like Alex Kapranos and Debbie Harry in their audiences. They were quite the thing back then and the album didn't let anyone down with its visceral and raw garage rock and sing along tunes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Mattiel
Satis Factory

Second album proper from Mattiel, following hot on the heels of the word-of-mouth success of last year’s self-titled debut. Although the working relationship between Mattiel Brown and her producer / creative partner Jonah Swilley remains unaltered, as does the distinctive lo-fi sound, Satis Factory is a notable musical expansion. 

The Distillers
Coral Fang

Full of scathing attitude and razor-sharp hooks, Coral Fang was the major-label debut for Brody Dalle’s sometimes-forgotten band The Distillers in 2003, winning them a whole new fanbase and delivering them their first proper hits. Sadly, it all went downhill for the group afterwards as they split in 2006. 

Big Stick
Much Of The Best Of Big Stick

Highlights from the career of New York alternative rock outfit Big Stick, released on the cult outfit’s own label Drag Racing Underground. Collecting 15 tracks over two sides of clear vinyl document the duo’s ups and downs, packaged with an art collage from John Gill and Yanna Trance themselves. Features the song 'I Look Like Shit'.
  • Vinyl LP (DRU002LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Various
Hanukkah+

As our boss prepares once again for this eight day festival and gets his candles all nicely lit, we have a collection of new and original Hanukkah songs by the likes of the Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, HAIM, Jack Black and I for one am delighted to see Craig Wedren of the mighty Shudder to Think on the list. חנוכה שמח to all. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Royal Trux
Cats and Dogs

Cats and Dogs was the fourth album by never knowingly not wasted duo Royal Trux. It blends the experimental isn't of their previous work with an increasing song driven the Rolling Stones influence.  In fact the 'Trux often come across as a kind of mutant 'Stones,  taking their classic rock 'n' roll churn to far out sonic places. 

Sea Legs / Dense
Favourite Doll / Fever Dream

Come Play With Me have long been releasing split 7"s by some of Leeds and districts best and most undervalued bands. This latest release by Sea Legs and Dense has been chosen from over 100 bands by a committee who sat at a panel at the Live at Leeds conference.  Have they made the correct choice? Buy to find out. Plus points go to whoever put the pylon on the Dense sleeve. Nice touch.  

FEET
English Weather

NME-touted FEET hail from Coventry, and here’s their debut single. The cover is a bit 1994 alt-rock, isn’t it? So is the music, in fact. The song even bears an uncanny resemblance to ‘Stupid Girl’ by Garbage; just a bit less electronic and dancey, a bit more about the need to bring an umbrella when going outside in England.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Wilco
Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy is the 11th album by Wilco. The title is taken from a 1785 poem by Friederich Schiller. Thematically, however,  it is concerned with something much more recent - the rather unsettling political climate and trying to find joy during this time. Wilco boss man, Jeff Tweedy, is hopeful that there is more love than hate out there, but is also aware that hate can be lurking just around the corner, so warns us that we’ve got to be careful. 

Archers of Loaf
Icky Mettle

Icky Mettle was the 1993 debut from North Carolina avant rockers Archers of Loaf. The band shook off early Pavement comparisons to forge ahead with their own brand of indie-rock that was less obtuse, less knowing and more fun to dance around to. This re-issue comes with 14 bonus tracks (either download or on a CD depending on your choice of format) and has liner notes from critic extraordinaire Robert Christgau.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Comet Gain
Fingerprint Ritual

Comet Gain return and pour us a shot of twee with Fingerprint Ritual, an EP of four new tracks, including the overwrought epic "Breaking Open The Head Part 2 (The Eye-Shaped Room)", which runs at eleven minutes and continues the narrative weaved in the song's first part. Beyond that there's fuzz, laughs, tears and plenty of your favourite DIY nonsense.

CHAI
PUNK

After PINK we have PUNK. The sophomore LP from the much-hyped Japanese group Chai finds them once more wringing musical gold from their ‘neo-Kawaii’ aesthetic. That means that here we have a selection of whip-smart, ebullient funk-punk jams which challenge conventions of beauty and cuteness. Think Liquid Liquid, Gang Gang Dance and Le Tigre all getting together and having a bloody great time. Really good.

Archers of Loaf
Vee Vee

Originally released in 1995, first re-issued in 2012, now re-issued again in 2019, Vee Vee was the second album by Chapel Hill based slacker-rockers Archers of Loaf. They were quite the thing in the '90s battling with the likes of Pavement for the kings of off-kilter rock mantle. This luxury re-issue includes 16 bonus tracks as a download with the vinyl or on a double CD. A band not to be underestimated. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Brittany Howard
Jaime

The debut solo album from modern American rock icon Brittany Howard, also known as the lead singer of Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch. Jaime is named for Howard’s sister, who died from a rare form of cancer as a teen, and it should provide another platform for the singer’s ferocious voice. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Sophia
De Nachten

Though great on record, it is perhaps best to catch Sophia live to get a full dose of their emotional slow moving compositions. They rarely play shows so this blue coloured vinyl re-issue of their 2001 era live album is most welcome. It was recorded at various festivals across Europe and includes a bleak cover of John Lennon's Jealous Guy. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Trash Kit
Horizon

Trash Kit are a three-piece comprising of Rachel Aggs (Shopping, Scared Paws), Rachel Horwood (Bas Jan, Shopping, Bamboo) and Gill Partington. Horizon is their third album and first in five years. With the members being active in many other musical projects, lots of influences feed into the Trash Kit sound, but it’s fair to say that The Raincoats and Sleater Kinney have been fairly influential here.

Hurt Valley
Glacial Pace

Inspired by a trip to the wilderness of California’s Death Valley almost ten years ago, and one that inspired the formation of the band after they came across essentially a dumping ground for old vehicles despoiling a beautiful landscape, Brian Collins’ Hurt Valley project delivers a striking album in Glacial Pace. 

Big Stick
Sauced Up Santa

Despite their long, storied and beloved cult discography, it’s incredible to think that Big Stick had never released any Christmas / seasonal music until now. This 12” EP, Sauced Up Santa, corrects this - inspired by an encounter that singer John Gill actually had with a tipsy mall Santa when he was five. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Fu Manchu
King Of The Road

Available on double vinyl LP on At the Dojo. Reissue of Fu Manchu’s sixth studio album that was originally released in 1999. If unfamiliar with the manchu, imagine Kyuss leaving their desert dwellings, taking a shot of whiskey. It’s stoner rock with them readdressing the sex and rock ‘n’ roll ratio.

The Kiwi Animal
Music Media

Music Media was the first album, originally released in 1984, by The Kiwi Animal, a New Zealand duo made up from Brent Hayward formerly of This High and Smelly Feet, and Julie Cooper. Their DIY acoustic sound was self-proclaimed as 'New Acoustic Music'. They expanded to a trio with the addition of Patrick Waller for further releases.
  • Genre(s):
  • Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Russian Circles
Memorial

Russian Circles give us album number five of their sombre, drenched compositions. Indeed, this is a very layered thing - post-rock in the contemporary style of massive of guitar soundscapes suitable only for equally massive speakers, or headphones at least. Memorial is on CD and vinyl from Sargent House.