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Tunng
Tunng presents... DEAD CLUB

Indie folk band Tunng have created an experience built around the subjects of death, grief and loss. The project, which includes an album, a podcast series, poetry and short stories. It was inspired by the novel Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter. The book got passed around the band and fired many discussions from how to deal with such things and how big the subject is. Founding member Mike Lindsay says they wanted to make an uplifting album, despite the weighty and dark subject. 

Tunng
Dead Club

Accompanying the release of Tunng’s seventh album 'Dead Club' is this beautiful forty-two-page zine. The book contains complete lyrics for the record, plus descriptions of each track by the band’s Sam Genders, the short stories written by Max Porter (who wrote ‘Grief Is The Thing With Feathers’) and an interview with Tinariwen’s Ibrahim Ag Alhabib. 
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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.     

The Besnard Lakes
The Besnard Lakes are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

Canadian indie-rock/shoegaze outfit The Besnard Lakes are dropping their first studio album in nearly half a decade. A sprawling seventy-two-minute continuous suite of songs, ‘The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings’ encapsulates everything brilliant about the band and ought to be remembered as their magnum opus. 
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Aidan Knight
Aidan Knight

Following a sojourn in Berlin and becoming a father for the first time, Canadian songwriter Aidan Knight returns to recording after four and a half years with his fourth, self-titled album. As you can probably guess, it’s his most personal and reflective album yet, consisting of a dozen tracks which highlight his ups and downs as well as those of the world around him since 2016. 

Bananagun
The True Story of Bananagun

Influenced by primal garage-rock and the hypnotic grooves of African and South American music, Melbourne’s Bananagun have evolved from the home-made ideas of guitarist, vocalist and flautist Nick van Bakel to a full five-piece set-up. Their new debut album, The True Story of Bananagun, was born from extended jam sessions and presents a grand vision for their self-professed ‘global tropicalia’. 

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. 

Katie Von Schleicher
Consummation

Consummation is the new album by Katie Von Schleicher, known as the keyboardist and vocalist from Brooklyn indie band Wilder Maker. It is an album that has depression, devotion, power, and anxiety as its core subjects. It is inspired by the oft-unanalysed subtext of abuse in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and the books Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Outline trilogy by Rachel Cusk, and A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit.

Dana Gavanski
Yesterday Is Gone

Vancouver-born Serbian singer Dana Gavanski  releases her debut album, Yesterday is Gone. It was recorded with Toronto psychedelic musician Sam Gleason, who was apparently responsible for the tunes and Mike Lindsay of Tuung and Lump who developed the sound of the record. A beautiful psych-folk affair that lands somewhere between Cate Le Bon and Weyes Blood.

Saxophones
Eternity Bay

Eternity Bay is the second album from husband-and-wife duo The Saxophones. Their first record, Songs of the Saxophones, was written on a boat, and that sense of time-and-place is present again on Eternity Bay. Woodwind, guitar and soft vocals are the dominant sounds, but the influence of jazz is detectable in the way the songs meander and gently drift. 

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.
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Squirrel Flower
I Was Born Swimming

Ella O’Connor Williams presents her debut album under her Squirrel Flower alter ego, a persona she adopted as a child. Having grown up surrounded by music, the 23 year old’s debut album I Was Born Swimming is another gem from the same kind of creative fountainhead that produced Soccer Mommy, Julien Baker and Frankie Cosmos. 

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

The Saxophones
Aloha / Just You

The Saxophones, an Oakland trio containing just the one saxophonist, are ready to start the new year on an exceedingly gentle note. ‘Aloha’ on the A-side is a barely-there dream-indie plod that resembles a sort of sugary, summer-pop version of Zelienople. The sheer restraint is remarkable. Spot the background breeze of actual saxophone if you can!

The Saxophones
Aloha / Just You

Just like the drummer from ZZ Top being called Frank Beard and not actually having a beard, the Saxophones aren't made up entirely of saxophones. There is saxophone on it though I have to warn you but it's just a small part of hubby and wife team Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice's take on low voiced slowcore. They cover a David Lynch song B side which just about sums them up. 

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.    

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Dralms
Pillars & Pyre

Vancouver based Christopher Smith and Co. (Dralms, if you didn’t get that) mix live instrumentation and electronic textures into warm yet somber pop ballads, lyrically strong and driven. Features members of Siskiyou and Failing. The title track of this EP, Pillars and Pyre, is a rework of one of Smith’s solo works. Super-limited 12” vinyl in disco bag on Full Time Hobby.

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.  

Various
What The Hell Are You Doing?

Bless you, Full Time Hobby. The London-based label has been home to artists such as The Hold Steady and their ringleader, Craig Finn, among other indie rock stalwarts, from the Leisure Society and Braids. 'What The Hell Are You Doing?' celebrates their success and hardships with two CDs of tunes that have graced them since they decided to give it all a go back in 2004. It features all the artists mentioned above as well as Tunng, Diagrams, the Magnetic North and more. 

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.

Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers
Songs in the Night

My old man used to say there could never be enough country music. I used to say he was a fool. Then we discovered Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers, although my father argues she leans more toward the folk side of things rather than 'true country', which is fine by me. Old fool. Eventually we just agreed that some music is plain pretty.

Samantha Crain
You (Understood)

A smattering of banjo (not played by Sufjan or someone with Mumford in their name, either), winter-chilled drums and a barrel-full of Southern vocal twang injected into every other lyric: Samantha Cain's 2010 record You (Understood) is plaintive country rock for the plaintive country-dwellers. It's getting a reissue now with bonus tracks that emphasise its cosy, barn-produced aesthetic. 

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.

Omega Male
Omega Male


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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.

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. 

Tunng
Good Arrows

Remember folktronica? If you weren't one of those people who wanted to stove the heads of the protagonists in with a rusty hammer, then you may have been pretty enamoured by Tunng. The duo of Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay enlisted a host of friends to produce several albums of winsome but adventurous genre blending, Good Arrows is their third album originally from 2007 and now gets re-pressed onto coloured vinyl by Full Time Hobby.  

Dios Malos
Dios Malos


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Viva Voce
The Heat Can Melt Your Brain


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Dana Gavanski
Wind Songs

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Bananagun
Out of Reach

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Jacco Gardner
Fading Cosmos

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Dana Gavanski
Catch

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Bananagun
Do Yeah

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Dana Gavanski
One By One

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Architects
Ruin

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Black Water / Dusty Gentle Creature

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The Magnetic North
Orkney: Symphony of the Magnetic North

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The Saxophones
If You're On The Water

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Smoke Fairies
Wild Winter

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Various
Hobbyism

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Viva Voce
Alive With Pleasure

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Jacco Gardner
Find Yourself

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Pinkunoizu
Peep EP

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Dralms
Crushed Pleats

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Smoke Fairies
Smoke Fairies

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Seams
Quarters

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The Leisure Society
Fight For Everyone

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