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Palm Springs
No Love Is Ever Lost

Palm Springs are from London and from Brighton, where they seem to have tapped into a deep lineage of guitar-focused classic indie rock. But with a few licks of electronica around the edges too! No Love Is Ever Lost is released on 12” vinyl via an imprint operated by Palm Springs themselves: Rando...view item »


The Delta Bell
Hold Fast The Fire

The Delta Bell hail from Brighton and describe themselves as post-country. Hold Fast The Fire is lush and confident record. It’s warm and anthemic with whisky-soaked laments, gothic country and plenty of heartbreak. This all highlights the songwriting prowess of vocalist Kate Gerrard and restrained musicianship of the band...view item »


The Delta Bell
Wasted / The Back Of Your Mind

Here's a 7" of laid back countryish indie from The Delta Bell, who mixes a classic sweet Loretta Lynn-ish croon with a strange London inflection that pulls things in a strange Lily Allen/Amy Winehouse direction. 'Wasted' is a shuffly plodding ...view item »


Palm Springs
Seal My Fate / The Ebb Tide

Oh cheers. Another thing to make me feel old. Its 10 years since Palm Springs first ever release.... and there I was having them down as a new band. This is a lovely way to celebrate their 10th year. ‘Seal My Fate’ is a fantastic slice of strummy guitar pop with a chorus so catchy it could kill at ten paces. I’m struggling for ...view item »


Various
RAOV – XMAS

Looking for a present that will cheer up your nan and run on her '73 audio set-up? Now you have the opportunity to make your Christmas holidays bearable at the same time! With this collection of fresh collaborations, Random Acts of Vinyl brings Limited Edition 10” Joy to the birthday of our Lord and Savior. Merry Chri...view item »


Fire Eyes
Hide Out

Led by the vocal juxtapositions of Sally Megee and Paul Beet, who share the mic as if their acid and alkaline voices can meet in the middle, Fire Eyes make a soulful kind of indie rock that sounds serene and widescreen. The sly guitar licks, soft percussion and dramatic keys of 'Hide Out' give it a compelling backdrop, but it's in Megee and Beet...view item »


Beat Hotel (featuring Jim Shepherd)
Best of Our Years / The Fire

It says ‘featuring Jim Shepherd’ all over it but I didn’t know who Jim Shepherd was. Turns out he was the lead singer in the Jasmine Minks. It also features a host of other luminaries from the era, the one from The Weather Prophets...view item »


Palm Springs
Could You Be Wrong / The Wake Of us

An upbeat return from the Brighton based lot with the kind of sturdy jangle pop music that is also produced by the likes of British Sea Power.   The melody isn’t that far away from some of the solo Frank Black type stuff, a vaguely country-ish lollop tha...view item »
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Fire Eyes
Cherry Black

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Palm Springs
No Hurt Like A Broken Heart

Twinkling, pulsating melancholy from PALM SPRINGS who craftily veer between (the quiet side of) Early JAMC, Belle & Sebastian, Cranebuilders & Tindersticks to create a very sweet & majestic album. Lush orchestration over yearning vocals, songs that occasionally recall a folksy downtempo Field Mice to these...view item »
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Palm Springs
The Hope That Kills You

Don't know much about Palm Springs but it's obvious on first listen that these dudes ply their trade in emotive, sentimental and timeless pop music. Musically it's all rousing crescendos and heavy string arrangements which make for a sweeping, majestic selection of songs reminiscent of Tindersticks, Belle & Sebastian and Cranebuilders among oth...view item »
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Palm Springs
I Start Fires/ Twilight Of A Star

I'm not overly familiar with Palm Springs but here goes...It's the sound of someone's heart breaking committed to vinyl. Complete with elaborate orchestration there wont be a dry eye in the house as the singer utters 'Build it all up and tear it all down' He comes over all sentimental like. It's one of those records that those who connect with it w...view item »
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Palm Springs
Free Atlas/ Shared History

Palm Springs are back with a 7" on their Random Acts of Vinyl label. 'Free Atlas' is a well put together pop song, well produced with a slightly hazy, dreamy edge to it. It has a melancholy feel, with some elements recalling Crane Builders, Aztec Camera, and Tindersticks in the guitar. If you're a fan then I'm sure you'll enjoy listening To 'F...view item »
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Jane Bartholomew
Fiery Son

First thoughts on seeing the new Jane Bartholomew 7" single was 'hey good looking'!! Yep, that's right i'm loving the cover art for this single. The beautifully screen printed artwork reminds me of the early works of Chicago illustrator and all round good guy Chris Ware. The design is like something you'd have printed on the front of your ...view item »
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Palm Springs
Softly To Fallen

Here's a lovely 7" by Palm Springs. Its very quiet and textural. It has a man and a lady singing together. An extremely delicate record. There's some really beautiful string like sounds on this record. Its somewhere between Galaxie 500, The delicate end of The Delgados and the cinematic stylings of Tindersticks....view item »
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Palm Springs
Echo of Me

7" by Palm Springs that sounds very much like Tindersticks. The vocalist sounds loads like that guy from AR Kane but the music is much more subdued featuring chiming guitars, keyboards and lightly brushed drums. The B side is more acoustic with some really nice viola and some pretty guitars. Pretty good....view item »
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