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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

Ancient organ-rockers Deep Purple are still churning out live albums, but none can touch that classic Live in Japan sound. At the time of writing we can’t tell you whether this is the 2014 remaster or the original release, but we can tell you the album features classics like Child in Time and Smoke on the Water in unparalleled energy and quality.
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Deep Purple
Machine Head

Maybe you’re too lazy to walk to your local thrift store. Maybe you don’t like scratches on your records (who does?), or maybe you don’t want your sleeves to smell like old tobacco smoke. Whatever your problem is, don’t fret: now you can order Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water and 7 other tracks on a fresh piece of vinyl, called Machine Head.
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Young Sick Camellia

Alabama group St. Paul & The Broken Bones release their third LP. There’s eight of them in this rabble, which seems like an awful lot of people to do something you can achieve with just one Mark Ronson. This young blurb writer reckons that they relax after shows by getting together and watching Peaky Blinders. One day in the near future, something from Young Sick Camellia will be used on an advert for a bespoke razorblade made by a company called Dapper Harry's or Sir Smitherington's or something to that effect.

David Bowie
Zeroes

As a taster for the upcoming Loving The Alien boxset, David Bowie fans can get their hands on this limited edition 7” picture disc featuring radio edits of two songs from his Never Let Me Down album. Zeros and Beat Of Your Drum have been newly remixed and revamped for 2018 by Mario McNulty. 7” on Parlophone.
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Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains The Same

The Song Remains The Same. So does the album, try as Led Zeppelin might to tell you otherwise. You can’t change history, of course, but you can keep repackaging it and bulking it out with filler. These expensive-ass editions come with all sorts of extra material - booklets, replica artwork, fancy packaging. The vinyl versions run to four LPs, and one of those sides is given over to a near-30-minute version of ‘Dazed And Confused’. Every day we stray further from God.
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Iggy Pop
Bookies Club 870

Iggy Pop was recorded by a local radio station at Bookies Club 870 in Detroit. This album has only ever been available as a bootleg, but now the recording of the gig, from September 26th 1980, is available as a bona fide LP and CD for the first time, speed corrected and restored audio. Iggy blasts through solo classics such as Lust For Life and Nightclubbing and throws in some Stooges classics such as I Wanna Be Your Dog and Search & Destroy for good measure. Double LP and CD on Easy Action.
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Warm Drag
Warm Drag

Given that he’s recently left !!! for The Most Prolific Band In The Universe™ Thee Oh Sees (or OCS, or whatever the hell they’re called now), you’d think that Paul Quattrone would have neither time nor inclination for further music-making. You’d be wrong. Quattrone is the electronics half of Warm Drag, a group completed by Debbie Harry-ish singer Vashti Windish. On their eponymous debut LP they make a racket that sounds like the DAF trying to be Ennio Morricone. Unfortunately Warm Drag don’t appear to be any relation to the much-missed Giant Drag.
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White Denim
Performance

Imagine, if you will, a psych rock band who also enjoy the two greatest genres to grace our green planet: jazz and prog rock. Intending absolutely zero sarcasm with my last remark, I can now inform you that you need not imagine, as White Denim exist, ready-made, for your pleasure. They're back after a small time away with Performance, a hyper, rapidfire collection that best shows off their jam potential.
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Aaron Lee Tasjan
Karma For Cheap

Aaron Lee Tasjan is another perfect incarnation of the subironic American singer-songwriter with a twang for blues progressions, clever lyrics, and catchy hooks. His new album is packed with head-nodders. Added bonus: buying a copy from your favorite indie record store would be a great way to get Karma for Cheap.
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Pete Spiby
Failed Magician

Guitarist Pete Spiby, formerly of alt. rock bands Black Spiders, Groop Dogdrill and Future Ex-Wife thought his career was over after an operation on his hand meant he could no longer play. Black Spiders tried a few farewell shows and Spiby realised he could play without pain. He had to get back to doing the only thing he knew how to do - rock. Failed Magician is his debut solo album. LP and CD on Be Lucky.
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Shoes
Black Vinyl Shoes

Will you look at this thing. Shoes were THE best late 70's power pop act if you ask me. They were lo-fi before lo-fi was a thing, they had dreamy melodies to die for and they were so damn handsome. Black Vinyl Shoes is hands down their best record but now it's even better as it contains 2CDs of extra stuff from their earlier even more homespun records. It's all the pop majesty you will ever need. 
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Various
A Kaleidoscope Of Sounds (Psychedelic & Freakbeat Masterpieces)

A Kaleidoscope Of Sounds (Psychedelic & Freakbeat Masterpieces) is a box set of 7 obscure 7” singles that collectors have been searching and paying ridiculous sums of money for since the ‘60s. The set has been compiled by Phil Smee. It is reckoned that buying the original versions of these singles could set you back the best part of twelve grand! Hmmm….buy this instead. Artists include: Caleb, Fleur De Lys, Kaleidoscope, The Wimple Witch and The Longboatmen.

Jack White
Ice Station Zebra

Third Man have done pretty well to find another single to release from the album Pitchfork described as "a long, bewildering slog" - the near impossi-listen 'Boarding House Reach'. Yet here it is and it is backed with a track not deemed good enough to even make it on to that endless absurdity.   
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The Devil Makes Three
Chains Are Broken

The Devil Makes Three - a name which could be a Marilyn Manson reference, but given the style of music they make we’ll wager it’s got more to do with Emmylou Harris - release their first full-length of original material for five years. Chains Are Broken is way more polished than a lot of Americana LPs, and this allows the group’s full-throated anthems like ‘Paint My Face’ and ‘Bad Idea’ to ring loud and true.

Ved
Omikron

Ved is a vast, ever changing musical collective which began as a solo project for Mattias Nihlén. As you probably guessed from ‘collective’, on Omikron the group make a varied prog rock that borrows from electronic music, German kosmische sounds and the stranger reference points of Surf and Looney Tunes cartoons.
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Various
Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label

There wasn’t much by way of a DIY record label culture in the 1960’s, but Tommy Falcone bucks that trend. Throughout the decade he ran Cleopatra, an imprint that was ahead of its time in both approach and style. Ignoring the narrow genre constraints of many contemporaneous labels, Cleopatra signed everything from garage rock bands to girl groups to crooners, and Falcone ran the whole operation himself out of a New Jersey basement. Now Numero Group have compiled twenty-five of Cleopatra's most essential releases on this Teen Expo compilation.
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Genesis
Nursery Cryme

Nursery Crime was the third Genesis album and was originally released in 1971. It was notable for being the first to feature guitarist Steve Hackett and some drummer bloke named Phil Collins. Their inclusion completed what many fans believe to be the classic Genesis line-up. 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Hot Snakes
Jericho Sirens

After fourteen whole years with no new Hot Snakes recordings, the drought is finally over! Hot Snakes got back in the studio to blast out some more of their righteous post-hardcore, with a line-up that now includes both of their notable past drummers. Jericho Sirens sounds precisely as rad as the cover image would suggest. Out on Sub Pop.

GØGGS
Pre Strike Sweep

Pre Strike Sweep is nothing to do with Giggs and very much to do with Ty Segall. The uncouthly prolific fuzz-rocker plays back-up in GØGGS, noodling away on his axe while Ex-Cult bloke Chris Shaw deals with the yipping and yelping. Tunes like the title track do a good job of melding Ex-Cult’s hardcore thrash with Segall’s brand of psych-y garage-rock.

The Science Of Words
In A Space

A single of two halves from Stoke-on-Trent debutants The Science Of Words here. ‘In A Space’ is a jaunty psych-punk thrash that has shades of early White Stripes to it. The accompanying ‘Universe Mix’, however, is wildly different - it's an eight-minute cosmic drone, peppered with BBC-accented spoken word and laser-beam synths, that could have landed on Ghost Box.
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Various
Brown Acid: The Third Trip

Named after a bad batch of LSD that circulated at 1969's Woodstock Festival, Brown Acid: The Third Trip is the third in a series of critically acclaimed compilation albums by RidingEasy records. Featuring rare/unreleased tracks from bands like Factory, Grand Theft and Chook, this Vinyl LP is a unique journey through a world of hard-hitting psychadelic rock and metal.

Various
Wild Things - Social End Products Of The World Unite!

The often overlooked, rarely discussed music of the 1960s is finally getting its dues thanks to the Vinyl Revolution™, with LPs by little-known artists such as Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles all getting reissued in recent years. Wild Things - Social End Products Of The World Unite! originally scored a release at the beginning of the 90s through Flying Nun, and now this collection of fuzzy, freaky ditties penned by the natives of 1960s New Zealand is being reissued by Vostok.
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The Butterfield Blues Band
East-West

Paul Butterfield put the blues into blues harp. In the ‘60s, if you wanted harmonica-led blues music, then you listened to The Butterfield Blues Band. The US combo first made their mark in 1963, but it was their 1966 LP East-West that really caught people’s ears. The band featured guitarist Mike Bloomfield, who has also played with some singer/songwriter called Bob Dylan. Jerome Arnold played bass - his blues credentials stand up to some scrutiny having also played with Howlin’ Wolf as do the credentials for drummer Billy Davenport who can claim to have played with Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Otis Rush. 180g LP on Music On Vinyl.

Archie and The Bunkers
Archie and The Bunkers

Archie & The Bunkers are a pair of teenage brothers from Cleveland, Ohio. Emmett and Cullen are just 14 and 16 respectively. Their music takes its influences from the organ based jazz of the legendary Jimmy Smith and mixes it with the rock and punk of bands such as The Dead Boys, The Damned and The Stooges. The pair’s frenetic energy makes a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Archie & The Bunkers eponymous debut is available on vinyl LP and CD

David Bowie
Loving The Alien (1983 - 1988)

The '80s was a notoriously hard period for David Bowie. His critical and commercial status waned as fans grew tired of his endless shape-shifting. It seems that not many people were, in fact, Loving The Alien. However, that’s not stopped Parlophone releasing these deluxe box-sets of his mid-80's output.  Loving The Alien (1983-1988) includes unreleased tracks, live takes, remixes, B-sides - in short, the lot. Maybe it's time to reappraise the age of the Glass Spider.
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Earth Girl Helen Brown
Four Satellites Vol. 1

Four Satellites comprises of selected tracks from Earth Girl Helen Brown’s four EPs released through Empty Cellar Records through 2017 and 2018, each one named and themed by the planets Mars, Saturn, Venus and mercury. The ludicrous lineup of collaborators for this project includes Bart Davenport, Ty Segall, Tim Cohen and many others.

Ty Segall & White Fence
Joy

The Second Coming Of Marc Bolan aka Ty Segall releases his umpteenth album, and this one’s a collaboration with fellow retromaniacs White Fence. Joy - the pair’s first LP together since 2012’s Hair - sees the duo sticking to their guns and cranking out fifteen tunes of melodious, Aladdin Sane-aping niceness. Out via Drag City.

Rayland Baxter
Wide Awake

Rayland Baxter, a man with a first name I can scarcely believe in, seems to be pulling a Bon Iver on this album, which grew out of a period of seclusion spent in an old rubber band factory. Fifty songs written, of which ten made it onto this here finished album, produced by Butch Walker. Soulful, thoughtful modern rock. On ATO Records.
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The Rolling Stones
From The Vault: No Security - San Jose ’99

As the title might suggest, this is an archival album that deals in a Rolling Stones concert from their 1999 No Security tour. The triple-vinyl release sees the withered old crones play and oldies-and-newies set, though of course the newies in this case are a couple of decades ripe by now. Unfortunately the press release doesn’t let on as to whether No Security - San Jose ‘99 includes audio of Keith and Mick dissecting the subtle majesty of Dennis Bergkamp’s winner for Holland when they played Argentina in France ‘98.
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The Pandoras
Hey! It's The Pandoras

Well, what a pleasant surprise. Hollywood four-piece The Pandoras were a successful garage rock group in the 80s, but their career was cut short by the death of their frontwoman and songwriter Paula Pierce in 1991. Almost three decades on, the group have got back together and delivered a new EP called Hey! It's The Pandoras. Now fronted by Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, the band rip through these seven groovy tracks with all the old energy still intact. Out on Burger Records, which is cool when you think about how some of the label’s young roster must cite The Pandoras as an influence.
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The Razerbills
La Tombe

Probably the Aire Valley's best instrumental masked band emerge out of wherever they've been hiding with a four track 7". These are surf stompers and horror influenced garage rock numbers full of the vim and vigour of their live shows. The record comes with your very own mask and a fan club card.  
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The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Edition

Following the hullabaloo about the 50th Anniversary edition of the Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's...' we now get a bespoke four disc re-vamp of their great rivals the Rolling Stones similarly ambitious Their Satanic Majesties Request. This was the album in which they experimented with psychedelia, sound effects and unconventional song structures. Bonkers and groundbreaking. 

Night Dials
I've Done More Things / I'll Sleep When I Die

‘I’ve Done More Things’ is the latest double A side release from London based, five piece psyche band Night Dials, produced by Grammy-Award winning British record producer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Hooverdam, The Stranglers) at the legendary Toe Rag Studios. Their music is a mix of psyche, garage and rock with one or more feet firmly planted in the past.

Three Dimensional Tanx
A Compulsion For Propulsion

Favoured by the Spacemen 3 and one-time backers of Damo Suzuki, Lancastrian group Three Dimensional Tanx clearly know their onions when it come to psych-rock. Their fifth LP A Compulsion For Propulsion incorporates elements of garage, fuzz, Kraut and other things of that ilk across fifteen mostly-short, mostly-sharp tunes. Can, Devo, Neu!, you know the drill.

David Bowie
Live Santa Monica '72

Witness David Bowie performing some of his very best early material in this 1972 live recording. It’s a fairly phenomenal set, including lots of Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust, as well as a cherished Velvet Underground cover. Formerly distributed as a bootleg but recorded to radio-broadcast-grade standards, Live Santa Monica ‘72 is now officially released as a double LP set.
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Jack White
Connected By Love / Respect Commander

Jack White continues ploughing his solo furrow with a new single on his Nashville-based Third Man label. It’s a double A-sided affair containing the tracks Connected By Love and Respect Commander. A new album will follow at some point in the not too distant future and Jack White has already alerted us to the fact that it’s ‘bizarre’. 7” single on Third Man.

Mick's Jaguar
Fame and Fortune

Formed as a drunken Rolling Stones covers band (hence the name I assume) Mick's Jaguar are aiming to bring back some rock and roll to the streets of New York. They are as dirty, grimy and presumably rat infested and self describe their sound as 'the night AC/DC played CBGBs.  Expect big riffs. Expect ROCK. 
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The Room In The Wood
The Room In The Wood

The first thing to note about this record is that the vinyl version has 9 tracks, where as the CD has 10. The added track on the CD is called Vermillion Sands, in case you wanted to know. This self-titled record from The Room In The Wood is a cracking combination of pop-punk, rock, blues and folk. Available on vinyl LP and CD, and released on A Turntable Friend. 

The Jack Cades
Music For Children

The Jack Cades are a supergroup formed from bands in and around the current Kent garage/freakbeat scene such as The Baron Four, The Embrooks, The Gallileo 7 and The Missing Souls. They weren’t going to be a band due to other musical commitments until they heard Music For Children and decided The Jack Cades were worth making time for. LP and CD on Dirty Water.
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The Darts
The Darts

Not the late 70s rockabilly throwbacks notable for such hits as 'Daddy Cool' but an all grrrrl (their words) garage/psych rock supergroup featuring members of The Love Me Nots and The Dollyrots. Expect incendiary garage rock riffs, group harmonies, lashings of fuzz bass, organ. The lot. The Darts is released by Dirty Water. Get down.
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The Blank Tapes
Candy

Calling all lovers of sun-baked, ‘60s influenced psych-soul-pop! The Blank Tapes is essentially one man, Los Angeles resident, Matt Adams, although he’s drafted in the help of Fruit Bats’ main man Eric D. Johnson as producer of Candy to shape his purple-hazed vision. If you like The Kinks and Big Star or Dr. Dog and Beck you should check this out. Limited edition opaque violet coloured (obviously!) vinyl, standard black vinyl LP and CD on People In A Position To Know.

David Bowie
Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)

If you missed out on that oh-so desirable triple vinyl package just recently, then don’t worry, you might find satisfaction with this double CD edition instead. Welcome To The Blackout captures a powerhouse performance by King David Bowie in 1978, a time where his touring catalogue was stuffed full of Berlin era hits. Fabulous vintage live Bowie. 2CD on Parlophone.
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The Mor Paranoids
Circular

If the way to make an album a classic is to split up immediately after it is made, then Mor Paranoids certainly went the right way about trying to secure Circular a place in the annals of rock history. To add to their mystique, the band only ever played three gigs. A decade after their split, Circular is finally being released. Available on vinyl LP.
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Beach Skulls
Las Dunas

Dream pop. Psych pop. Grunge revivalism. Whatever you want to call it, Mancunian group Beach Skulls most certainly are it. Las Dunas is the band’s sophomore LP, and it sees them sticking to the template that made 2016 debut Slow Grind a minor hit. The song on it entitled ‘That’s Not Me’ isn’t a Skepta cover, which is probably a good thing.

Miss Ludella Black
Till You Lie In Your Grave

Miss Ludella Black was formerly a member of The Delmonas, who when joined by Holly Golightly evolved into Thee Headcoatees. Both bands served as backing bands for Medway garage legend Billy Childish. Till You Lie In Your Grave is her third solo album and first in ten years. The album is mostly comprised of songs written by Mickey Hampshire, current member of The Masonics, Black's backing band here, and former member of Thee Milkshakes along with Billy Childish, and includes versions of songs by The Beatles and Black Sabbath. LP and CD on Damaged Goods.
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Black-eyed Snakes
Seven Horses

Seven (7) horses? That is loads. Tread very carefully. Black Eyed Snakes is of course the scorch blues project of Low's Alan Sparhawk. Almost as different from his other band as it's possible to get the Black Eyed Snakes are known for incendiary live shows  showcasing their love of punk and electrifying blues. 

Iggy Pop
Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Not only do we get a ferocious new album from James Newell Osterberg Jr., AKA Iggy Pop,  but we have been blessed with an even more unhinged performance of this killer material at the Royal Albert Hall. Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall is three vinyl LPs and a 16 page booklet of exactly that. 
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The 4th Movement
The 4th Movement

The recent revival of interest in 1970s Detroit proto-punk trio Death has lead to a re-release for an album the brothers Hackney made under the name The 4th Movement. Originally self-distributed in 1980, The 4th Movement sees the group retain the fuzzed hard-rock sound of Death but narrow their lyrical focus to one thing - our saviour Jesus Christ. This new pressing comes courtesy of Drag City.

PMS & The Moodswings
PMS & The Moodswings

A proper 'scene' album this. A bunch of rock'n'rollers from that there New York City, who collectively must have been in a hundred different bands, have got together to form PMS & The Mood Swings. Their self-titled debut brings you all the fun of Coney Island's heyday. Playground of the world baby!
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Field Division
Dark Matter Dreams

Bella Union didn’t need another retro-rock act, but they went and got themselves one anyway. Greedy. The debut LP from Field Division nestles neatly alongside fellow BU acts like Karl Blau and Beach House in delivering some old thrills in new clothes. Dark Matter Dreams draws from Fleetwood Mac, classic Americana and … you know, all that other stuff that bands like this are influenced by. The harmonies are very nice, the the songwriting is tight, vinyl is silver, and they're going to be massive.
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Wargirl
Arbolita

New Cali group Wargirl debut with an impressive five-track EP. Arbolita is a tremendous New-Wave record that blends a classic punk energy with dub, Motown, disco, psych-rock and other sounds. Blondie, The Slits and The B-52’s all spring to mind - in particular ‘Little Girl’ sounds like a nu-school take on a cut from Parallel Lines.

Various
Radio Cramps: The Purple Knif Show

Fans of The Cramps, whether casual or die-hard, would really benefit from listening to this release, which puts a piece of beloved audio out into general circulation. Radio Cramps: The Purple Knif Show is derived from a radio show that yr man Lux Interior had in 1984, and it features loads of the cool obscuro tracks he played along with parts of his commentary! Double LP reissue on the Munster label.
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Howlin Rain
The Alligator Bride

*Awoooooooooooo! Splish splash splish splash*“Great Scott! Ya hear that, boy?” *Awoooooooooooo! Splish splash splish splash* “Yes pa. What could that ruckus be?” *Awoooooooooooo! Splish splash splish splash* “It’s what I always feared, son. That be the sound of Howlin’ Rain. Never thought I’d see the day. Yes sir. And what’s more, they’ve got another LP of Grateful Dead/Lynyrd Skynyrd-worship a-comin’ down!” *Awoooooooooooo! Splish splash splish splash* “And it’s gonna be a-called The Alligator Bride!" *Awoooooooooooo! Splish splash splish splash* "And it's out on Silver Current Records! Oh sweet Lord, have mercy!” *Awoooooooooooo! Splish splash splish splash*
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Here Lies Man
You Will Know Nothing

Antibalas offshoot Here Lies Man follow up 2017’s well-received debut LP. You Will Know Nothing sees the group going just as deep on their Black Sabbath-meets-Fela Kuti thing. On a lot of the songs - lead single ‘Fighting’ for example - traditional rock instrumental roles are reversed. While the thick riffs keep steady away, a mixture of kit drums and tuned percussion are free to invent as they please. It’s a stirring psychedelic mix.

Various
Wild Things (16 Freakbeat Nuggets From 1966 - 1968)

It’s unlikely that you’ll have heard of many of the bands on Wild Things (16 Freakbeat Nuggets 1966-1968) but if you like The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds then this fuzzed-up collection of little known ‘60s New Zealand bands will most definitely float your boat. It’s been transferred in Mono from the original master tapes and compiled by John Baker.
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Ty Segall
Ty Rex

Ty Rex is the name under which garage-rock wunderkind Ty Segall covers the material of Marc Bolan’s T-Rex, as you do. This record compiles an EP and a 7”, both long out of print, and adds an exclusive new version of ‘20th Century Boy’. The project is clearly borne of love, and sounds pretty wild. Out on Goner Records.

The Stooges
Funhouse

Rarely, if ever, has the spirit and sound of rock’n’roll been distilled to such perfection. Iggy, the Asheton brothers and bassist Dave Alexander present a model of semi-improvised heavy psychedelic rock here. Loose and T.V. Eye are irresistible, but things get further out when Steve Mackay’s sax appears on the title track. After that, there’s nowhere to go but the insane chaotic blow-out of L.A. Blues. Unimpeachable!
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Michael Rault
It's A New Day Tonight

Just look at that 'tache.  Suits the music too as this debut from Michael Rault harks back to a 1970s when Badfinger reached the top of the charts and Big Star were the cool underground band who never quite made it.  Think crisp power pop and open hearted folk strumming with careworn lyrics and useful facial hair.  
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Queen
News Of The World (40th Anniversary Edition)

The big dogs of Classic British Rock are getting some nice reissue treatment here: Queen’s 1977 album News of the World. This deluxe box set reissue features the original album of course, plus two whole discs of outtake and unheard alternative versions, one of which replicates the album’s tracklist with new versions. Also a DVD with a documentary, a big book of rare material and 3 posters! What a bounty. On Universal.
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Benjamin Booker
Live at Third Man Records

Former Floridian, now New Orleans based guitarist and singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker unveils his own entry in the 'Live At Third Man Records' series, recorded at the Nashville headquarters of Jack White's bustling 'n' blues-heavy boutique label. Showing off the increasing tightness of his band to great effect, Booker pulls out supercharged versions of favourites from his back catalogue.
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Paul Messis
Songs of Our Times

Paul Messis regards himself as a 'garage punk unknown' but has been throwing out pysch-rock nuggets for the best part of a decade as a solo artist, with his band The Suburban Homes, as bass player with The Higher State and through his collaboration with The Sufis - The Market Squares. His new solo LP, Songs Of Our Times mixes the jangle of ‘60s garage with folk rock and folk punk delivering a record that displays what he is all about.
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Mount Carmel
Get Pure


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The Coathangers
Live

Atlanta, Georgia garage punk three-piece The Coathangers have done their best to capture the essence of their live energy in the studio over five albums. However, there’s nothing like ‘live’ for that truly visceral and magical experience so the band decided to release a blistering 38-minute set that shows the best of their songs and performance. Tri-Colour (black, white and red) vinyl LP on Suicide Squeeze, limited to 1500 copies.

Fuzztones
Braindrops


  • Vinyl LP (EARS091LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Various
Slip Disc - Dishoom's London Bombay Grooves

Slip Disc - Dishoom’s London Bombay Grooves compiles some excellent sounds borne of the fruitful mingling of Indian culture with British culture in the 1960’s. It tends to be very interesting when cultures take a musical form and remake it in their image, and so it proves with Indian interpretations of swinging beat groups. Includes artists like Asha Puthli and The Savages.

Archie and The Bunkers
Songs From The Lodge

Sibling duo Archie And The Bunkers drop their second LP of organ-billy fun. With one brother on the organ and the other on drums, the pair make a pretty basic racket on Songs From The Lodge, but they do it nicely. Sort of like The Ramones at a funfair. ‘Laura’, unfortunately, is not a Scissor Sisters cover.

SVVAMP
SVVAMP 2

Doomy rock is just what you need to . . . cheer you up? I don't know. SVVAMP2 is the, you guessed it, second released from the Swedish trio SVVAMP. Again the three friends all share vocal duties and all the instruments are treated equally. Even Swedish music is equal and fair. This one is available on vinyl LP and CD and is released on RidingEasy. 
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Various
Brown Acid: The Sixth Trip

A mind-blowing, limited-edition, green vinyl compilation of obscure hard rock, psych and proto-metal from the 60s and 70s from the folks over at RidingEasy records. Dive into 10 deep cuts from bands across America and Canada, including Truth & Janey, Travis, Johnny Barnes and Zendik. A rare and totally badass collection. 

The Tango Saloon
Suspicion

The Tango Saloon are very keen on playing around with the conventions of Spaghetti Western soundtracks: the instrumentation of these songs certainly calls to mind that magical cowboy imagery. These aren’t just mood pieces though, but actual songs, led by Elana Stone’s voice on most tracks. Suspicion is on Romero Records.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Cut Worms
Hollow Ground

Worms is the new Wolves/Wolf. We have Hookworms, Flatworms and now Cut Worms a  Midwest based chap who has escaped his family's love of baseball to produce basement 4 track recordings that are influenced by harmony drenched songsters the Everly Brothers and David Lynch's twilit eerieness.  

Häxxan
The Magnificent Planet of Alien Vampiro II

Riff rock for dry ice psychlords. Tel Aviv's HÄXXAN ('chasan') offer a slab of weighty, wandering rock music for fans of both the band Fuzz and the sonic tool fuzz. The Magnificent Planet of Alien Vampiro II, which is a bad album name, is that warbling wah sound pushed forward with a punk's momentum. Energy energy energy!

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Clippety Clop

Got some good press releases to work off today.... this one says simply "new album from Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs". Great. Ok then it's got a horse on the cover and Holly Golightly is actually her real name. Her mother named her after the Breakfast At Tiffany's character. She has played with Billy Childish and has become something of a garage rock legend over the years.  
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The Buttertones
Midnight In A Moonless Dream

Innovative Leisure may be best-known for their more beat-orientated output - BADBADNOTGOOD, Nosaj Thing etc. - but there is some fire in the belly of the LA label too. This is exemplified by The Buttertones, a ramshackle rabble who bear the influence of bands like The Gun Club and The Cramps. Their wide-eyed rock ‘n’ roll chops are all present and correct on fourth LP Midnight In A Moonless Dream.

Neil Young
Roxy – Tonight’s the Night Live

Roxy - Tonight’s The Night Live was recorded on the opening night of the famous club on L.A.’s Sunset Strip in September 1973. Neil Young, with his backing band, The Santa Monica Flyers - Ben Keith, Nils Lofgren, Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina took to the stage to play a set of new material that would eventually make up the 1975 album Tonight’s The Night. Neil Young was reeling from the drug-related deaths of two friends, musician Danny Whitten and roadie, Bruce Berry, consequently there’s a cathartic energy to the live recording.

Johnny Thunders featuring Patti Palladin
(Give Her A) Great Big Kiss


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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

LTD
LTD

Canadian garage legend King Khan and Michigan punk Sean Wood (The Spits) have formed what has proved to be a mind-blowing double act, Louder Than Death, LTD for short. Inspired by sci-fi, the duo cook up some pretty classic sounding dumb-ass punk rock. There’s an album out later in the year for which they’ve augmented their line-up with Aggy and Looch from Russian psychobilly band The Magnetix. 12” EP on In The Red.

Holly Golightly
Singles Round-Up

Holly Golightly was a member of Thee Headcoatees. They were put together by Kent garage rock legend Billy Childish as his backing band before they decided to go it alone. Whilst Thee Headcoatees blended girl group-style pop with rudimentary garage rock, Holly Golightly’s solo career has seen her basing her sound on blues, folk rock and a gentler strain of rock ‘n’ roll. Singles Round-Up compiles the A and B sides of her first twelve singles, mixing covers, perhaps most interestingly her version of Pavement’s Box Elder, and self-penned tracks. Double LP and CD on Damaged Goods.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Zuma

Released in the same year as Tonight’s The Night, Zuma was more of a straightforward (but still a classic) Neil Young & Crazy Horse album. It features the live favourite Cortez The Killer and Don’t Cry No Tears which has been covered by Teenage Fanclub. There’s also an appearance from his old pals Crosby, Stills and Nash.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

West Thebarton
Different Beings Being Different

Australian garage rock seven-piece West Thebarton have already built up a cult following, but with the release of their storming debut album, Different Beings Being Different they hope more people will come along for the ride. Fans of Cloud Nothings and Japanroids will find plenty to like. Their lyrics, recount dark stories of Adelaide, their hometown whilst the music layers up the guitar scuzz. LP on Domestic La La.

The Moondoggies
A Love Sleeps Deep

It's been five long years since Washington natives The Moondoggies released a record, and we're gagging at their return. 'A Love Sleeps Deep' is classic rock of the highest order, with a gentle dusting of woodsy folk for good measure. Expect heart-on-sleeve songwriting and riff-heavy future classics.

Jack White
Sixteen Saltines

What does it say on that there cover? ‘If you talk too much this man may die!’. Yikes. And who’s the bloke in question … why, it’s none other than Jack White. How did rock’s Willy Wonka manage to get himself in such a predicament? Well, it’s probably something to do with the fact that he keeps doing silly things - things like releasing his Seussian single ‘Sixteen Saltines’ as ‘a playable etching’. And if that wasn’t silly enough he’s only gone and covered U2 on the B-side. Jack, what were you thinking?! Now you’ve gone and got yourself in a right mess. Best we’d better shut up if we want to keep you alive… … Or maybe ... ... la la la la la la la la la la la ... ... oops ...

Josh T. Pearson
The Straight Hits!

I’m sure I’ll be forgiven, upon seeing the cover and title of Josh T. Pearson’s new album The Straight Hits, for thinking that it was a perfectly observed satire on the American country music scene. It turns out that the once bearded, long-haired gent actually looks like that now. Don’t worry though, the music’s still good. Following two intense and cathartic albums (one with his band Lift To Experience, one solo) released a decade apart, he’s exorcised his demons. He decided he needed to be more positive and spread peace and love by the disastrous result of the last US presidential election. The Straight Hits is a billowing rock record that sounds kinda like a less punk version of L.A. punks X.

Jack White
That Black Bat Licorice

Third time’s a charm certainly rings true with Jack White’s third single from new album Lazaretto. That Black Bat Licorice recaptures some of the outlandish skronk and idiosyncratic attitude to the blues that made him so compelling with The White Stripes. B-side features a cover of Harry Connick Jr’s Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There). Out on 7” from Third Man Records of course.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

The White Stripes
Seven Nation Army /Good To Me

You know that song with the riff? I've heard it's a pretty good riff. "Seven Nation Army" is perhaps the most iconic White Stripes song there is, responsible for Jack White thinking many great things of himself, and this 7" pronounces that greatness, plus a b-side called "Good To Me", a cover by way of Brendan Benson. The riff is in tact. It has not been removed from the song. We still have the riff.

Jack White
Would You Fight For My Love?

Jack White is kinda turning into that guy who crashes on your sofa for a week and refuses to leave, only he'll probably record the moment you lose your temper and release it as part of a spoken word classic for Third Man Records. But yeah, the White Stripe is still here, would you believe: he's got another 7" single courtesy of Lazaretto, fronted by "Would You Fight For My Love?" and complemented by the all new "Parallel".
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

David Bowie
ChangesTwoBowie

Calling all Bowie fans! The second half of the ChangesBowie compilation made available officially for the first time since the mid 80’s. Including Aladdin Sane, Starman, Ashes To Ashes, and  Wild Is The Wind it takes tracks from 1971 up to 1980. They have had a full remaster and are available on CD and vinyl formats.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Hendrix
Band Of Gypsys

The last full-length recording by the obscure and unpopular Jimi Hendrix. This was Hendrix's first recording without The Experience giving him the chance to test his genius in a different context. Don't worry, his guitar playing is as searing as always. Worth it if only to hear Hendrix wish you a Happy New Year 1970. 

Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Paradox

If you weren’t excited enough about the fact that you can soon Netflix & chill with the ‘Godfather of Grunge’, he’s got a new album out too. Neil Young & The Promise Of The Real have soundtracked Paradox - the aforementioned Netflix film in which Young stars - and the LP features Neil Young doing plenty of Neil Young-type stuff.

Spiders
Killer Machine

Audacious indie glam rock from Sweden - specifically, four people in Sweden, Spiders, not to be confused with real arachnids - coming to an April near you on the sinisterly-named label Spinefarm. This lot have nailed the rockin’ hooks and energetic vocals that characterise Swedish radio rock, not to mention dressing as if it’s still the 1970s.
  • Genre(s):
  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Green Seagull
Scarlet Fever

Green Seagull take their influences from ‘60s bands such as The Left Banke, The Association and The Kinks, forming part of the growing neo-psych scene in London. Their authentic take on freakbeat and baroque pop makes Scarlet Fever one of the more interesting releases to look forward to in 2018. LP and CD on Mega Dodo.

The White Stripes
Lets Shake Hands

Back to where it all began. The Let’s Shake Hands 7” is the first thing ever released by a certain White Stripes, and it laid down the gauntlet in style. ‘Let’s Shake Hands’ and ‘Look Me Over Closely’ are raw garage-punk wheezes of the kind that would be all over their debut LP. The fact that the latter was originally performed by Marlene Dietrich introduces that element of Weimar surrealism that Jack and Meg were so good at in the early days. This here edition is a Third Man reissue.
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  • Rock / Garage Rock / Rock 'n' Roll / Surf

Hollywood Sinners
Khöme Kakkä

Garage-punk, eh. Never fails. The latest to join the time-honoured tradition of snotty youngsters thumping tubbs and shredding licks are Spanish rockers Hollywood Sinners. But … what’s that you say? They’ve been going since 2002? All three of the band’s members are nearing middle-age? Ahh well, I guess that’s just proof that rock ‘n’ roll never dies. Anyway, Khöme Kakkä is a fun bilingual romp.

The Cavemen
The Cavemen

The eponymous debut from New Zealand natives who moved themselves to London, The Cavemen is a short sharp burst of joyously childish and catchy punk rock. Song subjects range, as you can probably imagine, from drug abuse to masturbation and general fast-living debauchery. Blood red coloured vinyl LP and CD, reissued on Dirty Water.