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Working Men's Club
Bad Blood / Suburban Heights

Working Men’s Club are three-piece who take the angular sound of Talking Heads, Gang of Four and Television and round off the corners with inspiration from Parquet Courts and The Strokes. Their band name was inspired by where they grew up and their attempts to get into pubs and working men’s clubs as that was the only entertainment around. The band met in Manchester but hail from Yorkshire via Poland and Italy. Bad Blood / Suburban Heights is their new single and is pressed on blood red vinyl, limited to 300 copies on Melodic.
  • Vinyl 7" (MELO120)
  • Coloured vinyl

Patterns
Waking Lines


  • Vinyl LP (MELO089LP)
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Stephen Steinbrink
Utopia Teased

And I thought Stephen Steinbrink was such a nice clean living young man. Well understandably perhaps, after the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland he went a bit off the rails... eating LSD daily, refusing to sleep and locking himself in his studio. The results are contained within Utopia Teased, an album which eschews the clear lines of previous albums for a rougher production which mirrors the dark days Steinbrink was having whilst making the record.  
  • Vinyl LP (MELO119LP)
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  • CD (MELO119CD)

The Drink
Company

The Drink's pastoral and crunchy guitar compositions recall a time when indie rock was about escapism, with tunes that begin caught up in a fantasy before breaking into quietly inspiring climaxes. It's a little twee pop, but with textural twists that recall the most warped twee minds: it harkens bck to Islands returning to the sea, though the Drink have always been there.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO098LP)
  • CD (MELO098CD)

L. Pierre
1948-

L.Pierre, who we can reveal is in fact Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat, is releasing a very interesting new project here. 1948- is made entirely from samples of the first ever 33 ⅓ 12” record, a 1948 recording of a Mendelssohn concerto. What’s more, it is presented as ‘naked’ vinyl, e.g. utterly sleeveless, in the hope that you’ll let your copy pick up interesting new scratches. Nice one! Vinyl only release on Melodic.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO110)
  • Limited edition

Bonny Doon
Bonny Doon

The first forays into early Smog like songwriting for the former punks known as Bonny Doon (I think I once went on holiday there). They got sick of punk (haven't we all) and instead tried to play their songs as quietly as possible which has resulted in an album of quietly pressed pop melodies that should make you swoon and long. 
  • Vinyl LP (MELO115LP)
  • CD (MELO115CD)

The Drink
Capital

Second full-length album from The Drink, an ethereal indie-pop band whose members also play / have played in groups like The Wharves and Shield Your Eyes. The latter band might surprise you, as nothing on Capital sounds much like them, but The Drink do have similarly dead-on chemistry. Out on Melodic.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO102LP)
  • CD (MELO102CD)

Georges Vert
An Electric Mind


  • Vinyl LP (MELO088LP)

Dark Dark Dark
Flood Tide

Most people when asked to do a soundtrack will work with producers to create a companion sound to the events on film. Flood Tide is made by former members of Dark Dark Dark though, and features the band as characters and performers. Their cinematic sound sits wonderfully with filmmaking and it’s easy to see why this project was so appealing to all. Double gatefold vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MELO101LP)
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Holy Family
Values

A fair chunk of this record was recorded live in Montreal, so perhaps there is something in the air that makes this release sound a little bit Canadian- Arcade Fire with added pop. Although the music may sound familiar, don’t let that put you off Holy Fire’s new record, Values, because it’s very much a cracking collection of music in it’s own right. Available on vinyl LP and CD.
  • CD (MELO112CD)
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Dark Dark Dark
Wild Go


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The Soundcarriers
Celeste


  • CD (MELO070CD)

Patterns
Blood


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L. Pierre
Surface Noise


  • Vinyl 10" (MELO087LP)

W. H. Lung
Inspiration! / Nothing Is

Manchester’s W.H. Lung are the latest band to take up the mantle of the motorik pioneers, setting down infinite rhythm patterns and then building shiny-spacey rock structures around them. Inspiration! / Nothing Is is the debut release of the band, delivered via the medium of 10” vinyl on the Melodic label.
  • Vinyl 10" (MELO113)

Glass Vaults
The New Happy

Psychedelic indie pop band from New Zealand Glass Vaults return with their sophomore album The New Happy. Following on from Sojourn the album pushes more sunshine pop whilst retaining the psych tonality of their more sun-kissed shoegaze. Up-beat, loving, fun and incredibly positive. That’s good, yes?
  • CD (MELO111CD)
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Dark Dark Dark
Who Needs Who


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The Longcut
Open Hearts

The Longcut return with their second LP. Open Hearts builds on the moody-yet-anthemic stylings of the band’s 2006 record A Call And Response. This lot are based in Manchester, and cuts like the title track and ‘Something Inside’ are what you might get if you cross-bred Mancunian stalwarts New Order and Doves.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO062)
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Boredom
Geometry

This 12” from Boredom isn’t a misprint of a Japanese experimental record, but the debut release of Andy Moss (who runs Melodic Records) and James Cook (who fronts the band Delphic). Together they flaunt their fresh disco-groove production chops. Geometry features two originals and two remixes, by Panthera Krause and Sandrow M. 300 copies in a handsomely hexagon-cut sleeve.
  • Vinyl 12" (MELO106)

Cool Ghouls
Animal Races

Normally I pull out a twenty-sided die before I talk about awesome undead creatures, but San Francisco-based Cool Ghouls are the exception. Their mix between grungy garage and upbeat surf-rock is a catchy cocktails which will appeal to your refined West-Coast pop-rock tastes, especially on the expertly fine-tuned Animal Races, which is released on sweet 180 gram vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO109LP)
  • Coloured vinyl

Stephen Steinbrink
Arranged Waves


  • Vinyl LP (MELO094LP)

Stephen Steinbrink
Anagrams

Now Stephen Steinbrink's previous album 'Arranged Waves' was one of my favourite albums of...um...what year was it again? A truly, undervalued classic. This is his follow up and early indications show the same jangling soft pop at play, perhaps with a few more '70s FM radio influences but that is never a bad thing. Lovely gentle music for fans of Jose Gonzalez, Elliott Smith, Real Estate etc.    
  • Vinyl LP (MELO108LP)
  • CD (MELO108CD)

Man Of Moon
Medicine

Man Of Moon are a crew of young Scottish fellows, playing indie rock songs with a psychedelic, krautrock twist to them. Although it must be noted that the songs themselves always remain paramount: the heavy guitars and the motorik drums carry the songs, they don’t drown them in psych-fuzz. The Medicine EP is out on Melodic.
  • Vinyl 12" (MELO107)

Working For A Nuclear Free City
What Do People Do All Day?

Working For A Nuclear Free City continue to produced wonderfully left-field song-based music, working in swathes of ambience and pummelling electronic rhythms to their catchy tunes. What Do People Do All Day? is all about the swirl of modern city life, and sounds about as kaleidoscope and disorientating as that can be. On Melodic.

Howes
3.5 Degrees

Youthful producer Howes has compositional skills beyond his years, working with modular synth patches with a focus often lacking from many stick-all-the-leads-in-and-hope-for-the-best synth dabblers. 3.5 Degrees is his debut album, and is made up mostly of single-take tracks recorded after days of careful patch design. Strong, multifaceted electronics out on Melodic.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO105LP)
  • CD (MELO105CD)

Man Of Moon
The Road / This World

‘The Road/This Is World’ is the debut, double A side 7’’ from Man Of Moon, aka 19 year-old psychedelic post punk duo Michael Reid and Chris Bainbridge. Thrown together by chance at a college class recording session, the pair immediately fused into an intensely tight unit and decided to quit college to make tapes and play some incredibly captivating live shows which have earned them an impressive following.

Harrisons
Wishing Well


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Michael A Grammar
Michael A Grammar

What kind of people release their debut album as a triple 12” set? I don’t know, you’d better ask Michael A Grammar that question, because that’s what they (not he) have done. Compiling brand new songs along with some tracks from earlier EPs, the self-titled collection makes a fair old statement. Multi-coloured records, released by Melodic.

Holy Family
Can't Dance, Wont Steal, Need Some Help

Relocated Swedes Holy Family made Can’t Dance, Won’t Steal, Need Some Help, their first album, under some circumstances that were tough in terms of time and place, creativity and relationships. But those circumstances seem to have borne fruit, with the album turning out as accomplished, experimentally tinged indie.

Paume
Transalpine EP

The third in the Melodic housebag range, follwing Howes and Georges Vert.  The idea of humanising the machine is a relationship that has forever run down the spine of electronic music. From the restrained sexuality of Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder through to the tectonic soul sampling grooves out of Detroit, Paume now makes up the next wave of musicians integrating themselves closer with the machine than ever before. On the verge of releasing his debut 12” on Melodic Records, the 'Transalpine' E.P is an exercise in organic pulses and euphoric intensity yet keeping one hand immersed in the dials and valves of the machine.
  • Vinyl 12" (MELO093LP)
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Malcolm Middleton and David Shrigley
Music and Words

Music plus words usually equals a song, but that's not really what Malcolm Middleton and David Shrigley are doing here. This collaboration is made from the sardonic and extremely sweary prose of Shrigley -- who writes about things like rabbits having a civil war and telling each other to fuck off a lot -- and a deliberately offbeat soundtrack from Middleton, who plays a sad, introspective sort of post-rock that totally misreads the tone of these stories. Each story is read aloud by a different comic performer. The word "fuck" is bleeped out. A lot. I ask you, is this the Sleaford Mods?
  • CD (MELO099CD)

Grenier + Archie Pelago
Grenier meets Archie Pealgo


  • Vinyl LP (MELO092LP)

King of the Mountains
Zoetrope

Melting your awareness into a pool of goo with King of the Mountains. Zoetrope is the next instalment from the Mancunian producer. Taking beat making and electronic soundscapes in his own direction, Phil Kay sculpts his own brand of blissed out & ethereal kruatrockish electronica. Full of synthesised washes, mechanical beats and euphoric production. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Melodic.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO091LP)
  • CD (MELO091CD)

Howes
TD-W700 / Leazes


  • Vinyl 12" (MELO086LP)
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K-X-P
II


  • Vinyl LP (MELO084LP)

Minotaur Shock
Orchard


  • Vinyl LP (MELO080LP)
  • CD (MELO080)

Patterns
Induction


  • Vinyl 7" (MELO074)
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Harrisons
Blue Note


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Working For A Nuclear Free City
Jojo Burger Tempest


Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Rush To Relax


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Minotaur Shock
Rinse


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Windmill
Fit


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Rec.tangle
Heavy Maple


  • CD (MELO61CD)
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Baikonour
Your Ear Knows Future


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Working For A Nuclear Free City
Businessmen &; Ghosts


Pedro, Department Of Eagles, Lucky Pierre, Various
Melodic Today


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Working For A Nuclear Free City
Rocket EP


Output Message
Sommeil (Remixed)


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The Isles
Summer Loans


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Lucky Pierre, Pedro, Various
Tracks For Horses


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  • Melodic