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Bananagun
Do Yeah

It would be very disappointing if a band who called themselves Bananagun turned out to make music that wasn’t raucously fun. Fortunately this Melbourne lot make good on the promise of their name by turning out a trippy blend of old-school garage-rock, tropicalia and psych-rock that is full of pep. Both ‘Do Yeah’ and ‘Top Cat’ bring the sunshine on the Do Yeah 7”. Put the output of the Soundway and Castle Face labels in a blender and you might just end up with something like Do Yeah.
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Dana Gavanski
Catch

Full Time Hobby presents their second 7” vinyl single from acclaimed Canadian songwriter Dana Gavanski, produced by Tunng’s Mike Lindsay. ‘Catch’, backed by another new track ‘Off Again’, follows the warm reception that ‘One By One’ earned back on release in April and her Spring Demos EP from a couple of years ago. 
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Aldo
Trembling Eyelids EP

An EP of cinematic indie-pop from Brazilian duo Aldo here. Trembling Eyelids is full of that sort of anthemic, chest-swelling bedroom songwriting that has worked so well for the likes of Hot Chip and Metronomy down the years. There’s also a slightly hypnagogic vibe to cuts like Trembling Eyelids’ title-track that will please fans of Ariel Pink and Johnny Jewel.
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Tunng
Songs You Make At Night

Rather like The Great Conjunction in The Dark Crystal, Tunng’s shifting personnel have aligned once again, for the first time in many years, just as they were at the outset.. I remember them back in 2007 as shaggy-haired, semi-electronic Brit-folksters, but something’s definitely happened in the intervening years. This one sounds more like catchy psychedelic electro-pop and dance. Fab.

Tunng
This Is Tunng...Magpie Bites and Other Cuts

7” single tracks, B-sides and other rarities from consistently under-rated ‘folktronica’ pioneers Tunng have finally been collected from throughout their career. 20 tracks of slanted indie-pop and synth-powered curios spanning from 2004 to 2018 are presented over four sides of vinyl or one CD. 
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Jacco Gardner
Fading Cosmos

Have you ever looked into the sky at night and seen....nothing but light pollution? Well the increasing invisibility of our solar system is of a worry to Jacco Gardner who has created a two track 12" on the subject. His last album Somnium was a lovely floaty instrumental affair. These tracks were from the same sessions so we would expect more of the same.   
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Dana Gavanski
One By One

Wouldn't it be nice to be so productive that a visit to Belgrade could lead to releasing a 7". Sadly we can't all be Dana Gavanski, who wrote One By One one autumn in the Serbian capital. A moving song about the euphoria of rebuilding after some catastrophe. The b-side features the song 'Do You?' Possibly also written in Belgrade.
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The Saxophones
Singing Desperately Suite

When their recent album, Songs Of The Saxophones was in the can, The Saxophones, Alex Erenkov and Alison Alderdice, kept hold of the musicians that helped them to record some more songs. Singing Desperately Suite is the result. It recalls the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the recent output of Low. 4-track 7” EP on Full Time Hobby.
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Ohtis
Curve of Earth

There's a hint of Throbbing Gristle's innocuous album cover to their dark 20 Jazz Funk Greats about the cover to Curve of Earth by Ohtis. Where Gristle's cheesy LP cover hid a whirl of crunching Industrial rock, the cutesy cover to Curve of Earth is brought into question with a look at the tracklisting; 'Pervert Blood', 'Rehab' and 'Junkie Heaven' among them. The music however, is a delightful blend of woozy and indeed cutesy folk in the vain of Mac Demarco, even if the lyrics might be a bit dark in places.     
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Jacco Gardner
Hypnophobia

‘Hypnophobia’ is the new album from Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacco Gardner. The album is a fantastic tale of exploration told by a baroque pop wizard, casting psychedelic enchantments through the medium of magic and an eclectic collection of beautiful vintage instruments including a Wurlitzer electric piano, mellotrons, harpsichords, an Optigan, and a Steinway upright piano.
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Smoke Fairies
Wild Winter

Smoke Fairies have produced a rather atypical Christmas album this season, focusing on more on the dark, the melancholy, the bittersweet aspects of the holiday. Wild Winter isn’t as morose as that might sound though: it carries both complementary sides of winter, the bleak and the bright. On Full Time Hobby, white vinyl only from independent stores!

Ohtis
Runnin

Ohtis are a three-piece band who hail from Illinois and play country-tinged, dusty Americana. Their lyrics come from the Josh T. Pearson school of raconteurism whilst their music draws comparisons to Wilco’s contemplative material and Phosphorescent with its laid-back strums and emotive pedal steel. Runnin’ is their latest single. 7” on Full Time Hobby.
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Jacco Gardner
Somnium

Jacco Gardner has made a few albums of swirling psychedelia in recent years but here he tries something different with an all instrumental album inspired by the first science fiction novel (of the same name as the album), written in 1608 by Johannes Kepler. Gardner hopes the lack of a human voice allows the album to be a deep immersive listen, a visionary experience for the listener.  
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Micah P. Hinson
When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You

Strong words from Texas native Micah P. Hinson, although his album seems to be on target if you're big into distorted singer-songwriter stuff with a retro early 2000s feel. When I Shoot at You With Arrows, I Will Shoot to Destroy You is the 4th album by the man who considers Obama to be 'the Murderer of the American Dream'--whatever that means. 
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The Saxophones
Songs of the Saxophones

The Saxophones started as the solo project of Alex Erenkov. He wanted to incorporate some basic percussion into his sound so recruited his wife, Alison Alderdice, which also meant he could take her on tour with him. As you can probably tell from the cover of Songs Of The Saxaphones, he’s quite fond of her. Their influences all come come from leftfield sounds such as The Exotica/Hawaiian music of the 1950s - Edhen Abhez, Buddy Fo and Martin Denny to name a few, Vittorio Impiglia, a 1970s Italian outsider guitarist and west coast jazz. LP on Full Time Hobby.
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Michael Nau
Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

The Mighty Thread is not a really bad conversation on a message board that deviates into people agreeing to disagree, but rather the bonus name for Michael Nau, who made a bright, folksy record in Some Twist. He's back with this knottily poetic follow-up that embraces ambiguity and uncertainty with odd writing and performing decisions: different members of his makshift band placed their instruments in different rooms of the house, with an amp in the bathroom and a piano in the living room. This seemed to encourage a strange, communal vibe for a record that feels like a crew going one level extra to help out each other.
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Katie Von Schleicher
Glad To Be Here

Katie Von Schleicher returns with the first material since her 2017 LP Shitty Hits. ‘Glad To Be Here’ and ‘Party Dawn’ were recorded in the artist’s home of Maryland while on a break from touring, and the pair serve as Von Schleicher taking stock of how things are going. The pair are both bright-eyed, bushy-tailed leftfield pop numbers with plenty of idiosyncratic quirks, not a million miles away from Cat Power. Out via Full Time Hobby (The Hold Steady, Timber Timbre).

Micah P. Hinson
Micah P. Hinson at The British Broadcasting Corporation

This record, which comes presented within a pleasingly vintage-style Ghost Box-esque sleeve design, documents various performances given by Micah P. Hinson for Marc Riley at the BBC, over the course of fifteen years. These eleven recordings, presented chronologically, allow the listener to track Micah’s development and enjoy alternate versions of favourite songs. On Full Time Hobby.
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Micah P. Hinson
And The Red Empire Orchestra

'And The Red Empire Orchestra' is the fourth record from the horror-flick country savant Micah P Hinson, who spends his time detailing gruesomely personal stories with titles like "Dyin' Alone" -- sparing none of the Texan slur that makes them feel all the more lonesome. The record continued to prove Hinson to be the possessor of one of the best baritones in the game. 
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Micah P. Hinson
Presents The Holy Strangers

Micah P Hinson returns with a new album which he describes as a folk opera going from birth to love to death. He recorded it in Texas using ancient recording methods for that authentic feel. Despite that Quietus interview he still has plenty of fans out there who will lap these sparse and haunting songs up.   

Katie Von Schleicher
Shitty Hits

The debut album from the complicatedly named Katie Von Schleicher is an album of sweet pop that has nods towards the 70s soft pop of the likes of Emitt Rhodes. The grandiose arrangements suggest she could fit in as tour support the Lemon Twigs pretty nicely. Kind of emotional but also glam tinged.    
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White Denim
Fits


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Samantha Crain
You Had Me At Goodbye

Oklahoma sweetheart Samantha Crain treating us to her fifth album already. It’s like somebody made thoughtful upbeat indiepop-folk and that somebody was Samantha, because that's what she did. The album has a slight Western-sound to it, perhaps due to Mountain Goats-producer John Vanderslice’ production work, lending it an authentic feel. She had us at You Had Me At Goodbye. 
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Michael Nau
Some Twist

After the short lived indie-folk-pop projects Page France and Cotton Jones Michael Nau went it alone, and after two full lengths in 2016 he returns to Full Time Hobby with a third. Close, warm and personal indie pop tracks with Good Thing being a perfect lead into his fireside crackle tone. Bleedin’ lovely.
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VENN
Runes

VENN are a London + Berlin outfit making their full-length debut with Runes. Nine tracks of slick and sheeny post-punk that gazes out at you from behind a dusky haze, with cold yet longing eyes. Entwined bass and drum lines push relentlessly forward behind beautifully-toned guitar and subtle keyboard textures. The LP is out on Full Time Hobby.

Michael Nau
Mowing

Twinkly folkie Michael Nau will make you feel like you're in a lounge receiving a good playlist of musical mood-lighting, with downbeat but ultimately hooking pop tunes produced and arranged with the starkness of an arena pop artist and the intimacy of The Tallest Man on Earth. Joined by a roster of instrumentation and the backing vocals of Whitney McGraw on "Love Survive", this record is at once solitary and inviting.
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Aidan Knight
Small Reveal

Small Reveal is the brainchild of Aidan Knight, and is as sparse and songwriterly as you would expect from the Canadian-born indie-rocker. Tinged with folk and an experimental approach, the record is wistfully escapist and becomes a cinematic, immediate and evocative expedition across unfathomable landscapes.
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Throws
Throws

Throws is the new sound of the musicians formerly known as Tunng, nigh on a decade since that project’s last album. The folkishness has mostly faded, and electronics are very much at the fore: this is almost synth-pop at times! Good to see that there is still plenty of interesting life in this resurrected creative relationship. Out on Full Time Hobby.

The Magnetic North
Prospect Of Skelmersdale

The Magnetic North are a group firmly dedicated to a sense of place: here they follow up their last record, Orkney Symphony, with Prospect Of Skelmersdale, a set of songs grounded in the titular town. More than a touch of hauntology is present in these yearning folkish numbers. On Full Time Hobby, with the CD version presented in a bookpack casing.

Aidan Knight
Each Other

Aidan Knight and his band of squires (I’m so sorry) have imbued the songs on Each Other with a delicate melancholy, carried through by thoughtful lyrics, bold and spacious production, and lots of interesting textures. You’ll feel sad and comforted all at the same time. Released by Full Time Hobby.

Farao
Till It's All Forgotten

Originating from the Nordic mountain valleys of Valdres, London based Farao makes emotionally intense, explorative, celestial pop music that reflects the serenity and depth of the majestic landscape of her homeland. ‘Till It’s All Forgotten’ comprises ten tracks composed and orchestrated almost exclusively by this ethereal multi instrumentalist.

School Of Seven Bells
SVIIB

SVIIB is the final studio album by School of Seven Bells. It was recorded in 2012. At the time of recording, School of Seven Bells were a duo consisting of Benjamin Curtis, previously of Secret Machines and Alejandra Deheza following the departure of her sister Claudia Deheza in 2010. Sadly, Benjamin Curtis died in 2013. Alejandra Deheza made it her mission to finish the record. She worked with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Alejandra Deheza describes the record as a love letter starting from the day she met Curtis.

Dralms
Shook

Vancouver-based artist Christopher Smith takes his laidback five-piece Dralms into rich emotional realms with Shook. Like a less sexy Air or a more sexy Antlers, Dralms are a dreamy, meandering prospect shown in their best light by superbly lush production. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Full Time Hobby.

Samantha Crain
Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

Samantha Crain sings and songwrites a music that feels firmly grounded in a pastoral landscape: this could indeed have been played Under Branch & Thorn & Tree. Arrangements involve prominent fiddle and acoustic guitar, always subtly constructed, and Crain’s vocals have a rich grain to them. On Full Time Hobby.

Nightmare of You
Nightmare Of You


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The Leisure Society
The Fine Art Of Hanging On

The Fine Art Of Hanging On is the fourth album by The Leisure Society. The album has a theme of hanging on running through its songs although the band did not intend to make a concept album. As with previous albums, the complexities involved in their songwriting, arrangements and musicianship are all present. This, coupled with the band’s penchant to use a wide range of instruments makes for a confident band recording one of the best albums yet.

Diagrams
Chromatics

Diagrams is a project by songwriter and producer Mr Sam Genders. His previous album was pretty good fun. Here on Chromatics Gender’s voice sounds a bit like that of an annoying priest who waters everything he says down a bit with a sickly smile and finishes his sentences with “God be with you and your family my dear”. The music is an equally cheery affair; twingle-twangle pop which is fun, gentle and makes you think the world is a bit nicer than you’d previously thought.  

School Of Seven Bells
Alpinisms

So sad to note the tragic passing of founding School of Seven Bells man Benjamin Curtis. What a terrible shame. Anyway here is a re-issue of the debut School of Seven Bells album in which he collaborated with identical sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza on a form of electronic dream pop that was slightly ahead of the curve in that loads of people do this sort of thing these days. Sweet futuristic songs with tuned vocals its generally a winning formula. White vinyl re-press, 300 copies. 

Erland & The Carnival
Closing Time

When unassuming young Orkney music-maker Erland Cooper picked up his guitar and travelled the length of the country to play a show in London’s Notting Hill, little did he know that a chance encounter with musical veteran Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad & The Queen, and Gorillaz) would be the start of a unique songwriting friendship. Together they formed Erland & The Carnival and now, nearly a decade later, arrives Closing Time - the band’s third, most accomplished album yet. Opening a new chapter, Closing Time is an understated, inward looking collection of songs that feature stunning string arrangements and Erland’s impassioned vocals at centre stage.  Recorded in Damon Albarn’s studio13 with previous Erland & The Carnival engineer Steve Sedgewick and mixed by London Grammar producer Tim Bran, despite creating more than 40 songs in the process of writing the album (“Some of the song melodies and ideas on this may have even been written when I was 21 to be honest. ‘Sometimes’ certainly was,” admits Erland), it was a brilliantly spontaneous and productive time taking just over 3 days to come to fruition.
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Pinkunoizu
The Drop

Danish psychedeliacs Pinkunoizu come through with The Drop, their second LP for Full Time Hobby (The Hold Steady, Timber Timbre). This record is a mind-expanding blend of Motorik Krautrock, noise, trippy ambiences and a wee hint of prog. The Drop's more beat-driven cuts stand on par with Moon Duo, while the freer sections bring The Flaming Lips to mind.
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Omega Male
Omega Male


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Hooded Fang
Tosta Mista


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Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre is Toronto based songwriter Taylor Kirk, who has earned a reputation for the atmospheric wizardry of his mesmerising live performances. This self titled release charts his musical journey from mournful, lo-fi bedroom music to his more advanced studio work creating ethereal and intensely visual soundscapes.

Dios Malos
Dios Malos


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Viva Voce
The Heat Can Melt Your Brain


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