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unhappybirthday
Mondchateau

Relaxed, sunny grooves are the order of the day on Mondchateau, the fourth studio album overall from German outfit unhappybirthday. Altered slightly in tone from the hazy dream-pop of their last outing Schaum, it’s yet more evidence that their recent alliance with producer Jonas Meyer is paying off dividends creatively. 

DRIFT.
Symbiosis

Drift sounds like the sort of word that has been used before but don't dismiss it entirely as this is the solo project from Nathalie Bruno of Proper Ornaments. Inspired equally by classical composers, electronic pioneers, library music and the '70s German experimenters she has made an album sure to have appeal to fans of the likes of Broadcast and Jane Weaver. 

The Monochrome Set
Love Zombies

The Monochrome Set were an arty post-punk band with eyebrows permanently arched as they brought a bit of sophistication and poetry into the racket of the day. They were highly influential and you can hear their sound in the likes of the Smiths and Franz Ferdinand. Love Zombies was their second album from 1982 and here gets a limited re-issue on Tapete. 

The Monochrome Set
Strange Boutique

The 1980-released 'Strange Boutique' is the debut studio album by Camden post-punks The Monochrome Set. It's almost impossible to pigeonhole. Contrary guitar riffs and madcap drums swirl across the record unexpectedly aside Bid's (lead) crooning vocals. Their legacy as cult classics is still firmly intact, in this statement debut you'll see why.

Bobby Conn
Recovery

Bobby Conn has been quiet of late with his previous album clocking in around 2012 but like a lot of artists, the mess of things has persuaded him to make new music. Conn has always been something of a protestor and here turns his attention to addiction and recovery in particular with regard to how self help has replaced community care. But don't worry  - musically it's a blend of uplifting art and soul with nods towards 10CC, J. Dilla, D'Angelo and...um...Slade. 

Male
Zensur & Zensur

Dusseldorf-based MALE were one of Germany’s first-ever punk bands, bringing the style and sound of the movement’s first wave to prominence in the city’s underground scene in the late Seventies and going as far as supporting The Clash on a leg of their London Calling tour. Their debut album Zensur & Zensur, released in early 1979, gets an overdue re-issue as a 2xLP package. 

The Proper Ornaments
Mission Bells

Mission Bells by The Proper Ornaments comes a mere 9 months after their last long-player 6 Lenins. Musically they are tweaking their Velvet Underground-influenced formula by adding a Moog and electronics to their sound. The band are led by James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting. Mission Bells is their 5th album.

Peter Astor and the Holy Road
Paradise

Here is a re-issue of Pete Astor's third solo album following on from his stints in indie-pop legends the Loft and the Weather Prophets. It sees Astor gather around him some of the finest UK musicians for some classic English guitar pop that was predictably ignored in his home country but did very well indeed in France.   

Comet Gain
Fireraisers, Forever!

Fireraisers, Forever! Is the new album from Comet Gain. Seemingly, they are harking back to the Charlie Brooker/Chris Morris sitcom, Nathan Barley, bemoaning the rise of the idiot. They are the latest in a long line of artists to speak out about the current state of the world. It’s a bit more spiky than their previous album, 2014’s Paperback Ghosts. 

The Monochrome Set
Fabula Mendax

Riding in on the first wave of post-punk (apologies for the inappropriate surfing analogy), The Monochrome Set got the ears and tongues of Edwyn Collins and Morrissey (back when people still respected him) wagging. The band have also been an influence on Graham Coxon, Divine Comedy and Franz Ferdinand. Their latest album Fabula Mendex, is based on the scribblings of Armande de Pange who was a pal of Joan Of Arc. History and indie pop all at once.

Stereo Total
Ah! Quel Cinéma!

French/German lo-fi garage/electronic duo Stereo Total release their 17th album Ah! Quel Cinema! It is an album that they are so proud of they’ve put two exclamation marks in the title. All you really need to know, however, is that on of them is called Francoise Cactus - she's the French half. On Tapete.

The Lilac Time
Prussian Blue

The Lilac Time are a long-running group who have left it a leisurely eight years since their last album was released. No Sad Songs broke that streak, and went down very well, and now Prussian Blue rounds it all out with an alternate mix of its title track (from that album) and new versions of a number of old favourites. 12” on Tapete.
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Robert Forster
The Evangelist

Australia's top lip purser Robert Forster (in second place Helen Daniels) released this 2008 album on the back of the tragic passing of his Go Betweens partner in crime Grant McLennan and contains three songs written with the late songwriter. It's no eulogy to McLennan though  - just your usual Forster fayre of bright upbeat guitar pop alongside some low key weepies. Not to be missed.    

The Catenary Wires
Til The Morning

You may not know of the Cetenary Wires but when I say that this is the duo of Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher then some bells may clang. The latter is the star of the likes of Heavenly and Tallulah Gosh of course and together they make indie duets with more of a folk nod than their riot grrl/indie pop beginnings. From Kent too. 

The Telescopes
Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding Head Syndrome is the 10th album by psych/space rock band The Telescopes. The band formed in 1987 and there has been a revolving cast of players, with Stephen Lawrie being the only constant member in all that time. He really is Mr. Telescope. They take their influences from bands such as 13th Floor Elevators, The Velvet Underground and Suicide. LP and CD on Tapete.

The Proper Ornaments
6 Lenins

The Proper Ornaments are now on album number three: 6 Lenins. The band are led by James Hoare, who also happens to be in Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting and Max Clapps of London shoegazers Toy. They take ‘60s American jangle and turn it into a very English jangle. They’re pretty good at it too. LP and CD on Tapete.

Robert Forster
Inferno

In an ideal world, Robert Forster’s band, The Go-Betweens would have sold millions of records in the eighties, such was their ability to write a nice tune. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen and The Go-Betweens music was left to be appreciated by those in the know. Robert Forster is now a writer of exquisite songs and books and father of one third of The Goon Sax. His new album, Inferno, was produced by Victor Van Vugt and it’s the first time the pair have worked together since Forster’s solo debut back in 1990. LP and CD on Tapete.

Comet Gain
If Not Tomorrow

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Simon Love
Sincerely, S. Love x

Once you get past the naff cover artwork and title, Sincerely, S. Love x is a good fun romp from twee-pop chanteur Simon Love. Across the ten tracks here, Love does that sort of Belle And Sebastian/Arab Strap/Regina Spektor thing of fusing folk-pop tropes with wry, self-deprecating lyricism. He seems like a nice bloke. Out via the prolific Tapete Records.

Bart Davenport
Searching For Bart Davenport


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The Monochrome Set
1979-1985: Complete Recordings

The Monochrome Set are one those largely unknown but hugely influential British bands. Their post-punk/indie-pop/art-rock sound has been an influence on the likes of The Smiths, Blur and Franz Ferdinand. The groups leader, Bid, claims that a diet of 17th century poetry and Leadbelly are responsible for their sound, but one could argue that was misleading. 1979-1985: Complete Recordings is just that, and a treasure trove of music that deserves more attention. Available as 6LP/CD set and 6CD set on Tapete.

Pete Astor
One For The Ghost

I just don't like wine but I can understand what Pete Astor is doing here. The extra glass is to mourn people and times past. I'll do the same next time I have a flapjack. Anyway 'One For the Ghost' is the latest solo LP from the former the Loft and Weather Prophets chap and here he is joined by the rhythm section from the Wave Pictures.   

The Monochrome Set
Maisieworld

London’s Monochrome Set were post-punk before the genre was even defined, falling into stylistic territory somewhere between Magazine, Orange Juice and Blue Orchids. Their influence was evident in the more arch corners of Britpop and, arguably, the Dunedin Sound groups. Their fifth album since their reunion a decade ago retains all their breezy and spiky melodicism.

The Clientele
Music for the Age of Miracles

Oh thank God a new the Clientele album and by the time it comes out it will be near autumn so you can listen to this while wandering down leafy lanes at dusk - the perfect setting for Alistair MacLean's melancholic form of 60's influence psych and jangle. They now have a santoor (a kind of Indian dulcimer) on board but this just sounds like the Clientele which is perfect news for when the days grow dark. 

The Times
This Is London

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The Times
Go! With The Times

The Times were a post-punk/indie band from London. They were led by Ed Ball who had a stint in Television Personalities with school friend Dan Treacy before forming Teenage Filmstars, a band that eventually morphed into The Times. Go! With The Times was the album that they recorded first but didn’t release until 1985 as their 5th album. Ball seemingly picking up a recording and releasing trick from his beloved Beatles. Classic stuff.

Jaguwar
Ringthing

Berlin-based three piece Jaguwar follow two EPs for Prospect Records with their debut album, Ringthing. It is an album of shoegaze noise with elements of pop. Clearly influenced by My Bloody Valentine, Ride and The Cure with nods to Amphetamine Reptile noise rock. Previously, the band have enjoyed support slots with The Telescopes, Japanroids, The Megaphonic Thrift and the awfully named We Were Promised Jetpacks. LP and CD on Tapete.

SPC ECO
Calm

A subtle fuzz shrouds most of SPC ECO's 'Calm', echoing a gentle threat that runs throughout its duration. There's a strange Garbage-like swagger to it, but this is juxtaposed with the kind of ethereal atmosphere My Bloody Valentine conjure up. Diverse and surprising electronic tinged rock music for right now.

The Monochrome Set
Spaces Everywhere

Back in their third incarnation, The Monochrome Set are releasing twelfth album. The band hasn't left behind their old sounds and tendencies, and in ways Spaces Everywhere has audible roots in the eighties. However, the old-school blues and new wave are combined with a fresh sounds that make this album appealing to both the fans and those unfamiliar with The Monochrome Set. 

Martin Carr
The Breaks

Martin Carr you may remember was the main songsmith in The Boo Radleys.  Responsible for some good early shoegazy work.....and then they did 'Wake up, Boo' didn't they? He then went on to do Brave Captain and is now solo. Why doesn't the other man do music? Y'know the one with the Terry Nutkins hair (before it sensibly got shaved off). Probably because Carr wrote all the songs. Anyway here he is doing some kinda fey chirpy indie pop with lots of electronics and synths barging into the mix. Harmonious stuff which will appeal to later era Boo Radleys.

The Telescopes
Hidden Fields

The Telescopes have a rich history of walking the borderline of sheer noise and straight song-forms, never quite committing to either. Hidden Fields, their first record since 2013, finds them channelling wild drones into fairly songish songs, by their standards. A heady rush of devotional sonics, released by Tapete.

The Lilac Time
No Sad Songs

Available on either 12” vinyl or CD from Tapete. Stephen Duffy has had quite the journey being a founding member of Duran Duran and then moving on to creating Simon and Garfunkel esque melancholic folk pop with The Lilac Time, and becoming obvious influences on Belle and Sebastian and The Kings of Convenience.

Pete Astor
Water Tower

Pete Astor was in both The Loft and The Weather Prophets, two bands who were signed to classic indie label Creation back in the day. On his new single, Water Tower, he is joined by and indie supergroup featuring James Hoare of Veronica Falls/Ultimate Painting/Proper Ornaments fame, Franic Rozycki and Jonny Helm from The Wave Pictures and Pam Berry from Withered Hand and Black Tambourine. Astor is releasing the single via his new label Tapete. Initial releases on the label have been rather interesting.

Martin Carr
New Shapes Of Life

Martin Carr was the guitarist and principle songwriter for always critically successful and momentarily commercially huge Liverpool band The Boo Radleys. New Shapes of Life is his third solo album and follows on from 2014’s The Breaks. After a period of writing songs for pop stars, Carr was jolted into action after the death of David Bowie, realising how important it was to take his art seriously. New Shapes of Life, therefore came from a completely clean slate with Carr putting his heart and soul into the project.

Nick Nicely
Sleep Safari

Especially for fans of 'sleep' and 'safaris', Nick Nicely sets his new album Sleep Safari free to the world. This time, the 'psych legend' delves deeper into electronics while he keeps keeping on to weave a tapestry of psych-pop gold. None other than Clash Magazine have declared Nicely, 'profoundly psychedelic'. The new record speaks (softly) of unconsciousness, semiconsciousness and surreality. Dare to dream. Multiple formats on Tapete.

The Telescopes
As Light Return

For the Telescopes Stephen Lawrie the familiar nostalgia circuit. He could, if wanted, get out on the road and play the shoegaze classics from the first couple of albums but no, this singular artist continues to stretch out into unknown waters. This new album features oscillating noise, feedback and out there detachment straddling the line between noise based songcraft and freeform impressionism 

Slapp Happy (with Faust)
Sort Of

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Slapp Happy (with Faust)
Acnalbasac Noom

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The Monochrome Set
Cosmonaut

Trace back from The Last Shadow Puppets, Franz Ferdinand et al any you’ll find The Monochrome Set. They originally formed in 1978, as part of the first wave of post-punk, and give most contemporaries a run for their money. Grand and smokey dive bar music, that would fit soundtracking a coming of age indie flick.

The Monochrome Set
Volume, Contrast, Brilliance... Vol.2

The Monochrome Set are a lesser-known troupe of indie / post-punkers, although their influence was later visible in bands like Franz Ferdinand and The Divine Comedy. Volume, Contrast, Brilliance… Vol. 2 compiles a bundle of demos (home and studio) that span their 1978-1991 existence. On Tapete, with some informative liner notes.

Robert Forster
Songs To Play

Robert Forster has been a busy man in the seven years since his last solo outing, The Evangelist (2008). He has worked as a producer and a writer and overseen the compilation of G Stands For Go Between, the box set that reprises the work of his band, the legendary antipodean tunesmiths The Go Betweens. Songs To Play finds Forster in a fun and adventurous mood. It is a mix of the melodic pop and singer/songwriter tunes you’d expect with the odd experimental twist.

Junior High
PSA

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Men Among Animals
Cavaliers

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Hero & Leander
Collider / Soul To Soul

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Dial M For Murder
Oh No!

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Clara Hill
Walk The Distance

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The Grand Opening
Don't Look Back Into The Darkness

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The Soft Hills
Chromatisms

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Boy Omega
Night Vision


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The Soft Hills
The Bird Is Coming Down To Earth

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Downpilot
New Great Lakes

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The Horror, The Horror
Leaving / Vangelis

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Josh Ottum
Watch TV


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Lacrosse
We Are Kids

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Herpes
Symptome Und Beschwerden


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Lacrosse
You Can't Say No Forever

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The Horror, The Horror
Wilderness


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Bambi Kino
Bambi Kino


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Pixie Carnation
Speed Up Your Heart

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Pixie Carnation
The New World Record

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The Grand Opening
In the Midst of Your Drama


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Schwefelgelb
Das Ende Vom Kreis

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The Late Call
You Already Have a Home

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Schwefelgelb
Alle Sterne

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Lloyd Cole
Cleaning Out The Ashtrays

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Lloyd Cole
Broken Record

Remember Lloyd Cole? Relatively big in the '80s and ‘90s, used to play with The Commotions? Yeah, well he’s back with a new solo LP. Broken Record is the first album Cole has made in about a decade, but the tunes here show that he’s not lost his touch in the intervening years. Backed by a band that includes Fred Maher and Joan Wasser, Cole comes through with a set of stately acoustic-rock jangles on Broken Record that are part-way between Badly Drawn Boy and Eels.

Lloyd Cole
Writers Retreat

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Hellsongs
Minor Misdemeanors


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Bambi Kino
Some Other Guy

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Nom De Guerre
Love Thy Neighbour


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Herpes
Das Kommt Vom Kussen


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Men Among Animals
Run Ego


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The Horror, The Horror
I Blame The Sun

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Fehlfarben
Glueckmaschinen

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Lacrosse
Bandages for the Heart

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Downpilot
They Kind of Shine


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Dial M For Murder
Fiction of Her Dreams

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The Elephants
Take It!

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Maplewood
Yeti Boombox

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Jack Beauregard
Everyone is Having Fun


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Dutch Uncles
Steadycam

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Salim Nourallah
Constellation


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The Late Call
Leaving Notes

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Dirk Darmstaedter
Life Is No Movie


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Now, Now Every Children
Cars

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1000 Robota
Du Nicht Er Nicht Sie Nicht


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Schwefelgelb
Ich Hab Dich Gesehen

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Lloyd Cole
Cleaning The Ashtrays

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Schwefelgelb
Alt Und Neu

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Dutch Uncles
Face In

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1000 Robota
Mein Trauma

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The Horror, The Horror
Wired Boy Child


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1000 Robota
Hamburg Brennt

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The Horror, The Horror
Yes (I'm Coming Out)

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The Elephants
The Elephants

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