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Jasmine Minks
Step By Step

Most of you will remember Alan McGee’s Creation label, but do you remember The Jasmine Minks? The Aberdeen indie-pop band were the first band McGee signed way back in 1984. They released a bunch of singles and four of their six albums on the label. The last time we heard from them was the Poppy White EP in 2010. Now they’re back with Step By Step b/w Gravity. Limited edition of 300 copies on A Turntable Friend.
  • Vinyl 7" (TURN67)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

The Claim
Boomy Tella

The Claim were part of the mid '80s Medway Scene (see also The Prisoners, Billy Childish and The Dentists) and this is a re-issue of their second album which originally emerged in 1988. Theirs was a mod-influenced pop that had serious repercussions on the sound of the young Blur. Here it is remastered and re-presented with liner notes by guitarist David Arnold.  
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Paul Den Heyer
Everything So Far

Paul Den Heyer is something of a supporting cast character in the North-West’s music history, formerly a member of short-lived indie rockers Fishmonkeyman and then of The Red Sided Garter Snakes alongside ex-members of Puressence and Inspiral Carpets. He’s now creating hazy guitar sketches in his own right - Everything So Far is his debut solo release. 

Big Tide
Sync Or Swim

We loved that earlier Big Tide 12" which allowed me to live out all my Dumptruck/Guadalcanal Diary fantasies. It's been a long time in the waiting but here is a debut full length which will hopefully set Ben Thomas towards the big(ger) league.  Think classic sounding chiming pop rock with nods towards the Byrds and the Icicle Works. Pal of our store Jonathan Nash (Hookworms/Cowtown) pops up on drums too! 

The Claim
The New Industrial Ballads

It's always driven me a bit crackers when modern folk artists sing about dingly dells and wenches on horseback rather than continue the folk tradition by singing about issues of the day. The Claim couldn't claim (ha!) to be a folk band but the returning Medway Scene band here sing about such 2019 issues as economic migration and the changing industrial landscape. True folk music then but expect more thoughtful and literate English guitar pop from this long running concern.  
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Dragon Welding
Dragon Welding

Dragon Welding is the new project and first solo album by The Wolfhounds guitarist Andy Golding. The albums sees his music straying into the post-rock/drone experimentalism of Moonshake and the krautrock of Neu. Ant Chapman of Collapsed Lung mastered the album and it features a guest appearance from Alice Golding of The Othyrs. On A Turntable Friend.
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Dose
Furniture

A Turntable Friend bring us the debut single from Geordie noise-rockers Dose, a rollicking blend of discordant melodies, intricate guitar work and driving beats that nods to both minimalist Krautrock and droney slowcore. Throw in some obscure samples and overlapping vocals and you've got a dynamic sound that demands multiple listens. 
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The Wolfhounds
Hands In The Till: The Complete John Peel Sessions

Now active again releasing a couple of well received albums in the last few years, the Wolfhounds were a great 80s band who had one finger in C86 jangle and strum and another filthy finger in the noise rock of the likes of Sonic Youth. This album collects the band's three four song Peel Sessions on one LP showcasing the band at their most gritty and raw.   
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  • A Turntable Friend

The Room In The Wood
The Room In The Wood

The first thing to note about this record is that the vinyl version has 9 tracks, where as the CD has 10. The added track on the CD is called Vermillion Sands, in case you wanted to know. This self-titled record from The Room In The Wood is a cracking combination of pop-punk, rock, blues and folk. Available on vinyl LP and CD, and released on A Turntable Friend. 

Bradford
Thirty Years Of Shouting Quietly

Bradford were a band from Blackburn (I know, it's confusing) who were once saddled with the 'new Smiths' tag that plenty of 80's bands had to endure. Sadly for Bradford the collapse of Rough Trade and the emergence of the more uplifting 'Madchester' scene did for their brand of mopey jangle. Oh yeah they also had a song called 'In Liverpool' just so they could squeeze another northern city into their history.     
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  • A Turntable Friend

Easy
Magic Seed

This record was claimed by NME to be a record that would break the British snobbery towards European acts who play 90's rock music. Whether or not it did is entirely a personal opinion. Magic Seed by Easy has been remastered on A Turntable Friend and both the vinyl and CD are housed in gatefold packaging. 
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Easy
A Heartbeat From Eternity

Swedish rockers Easy are coming up to three decades since their debut album Magic Seed dropped. A lot has changed in the musical landscape since, but you wouldn’t know if from listening to A Heartbeat From Eternity. This is whimsical, well-crafted indie-pop in the same mould as Ride, The Lemonheads, Yuck et al.

TEA
Everybody's Happy Sometimes

Another indie pop release from the now reconstituted A Turntable Friend. TEA are a duo from the Isle of Man who are said to peddle indie pop that sits somewhere between the Field Mice and the Beloved. This was initially due in 1999 but is probably better off coming out in the more indie-pop friendly 2017. All profits to Stop Hate too.  
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Various
The Test Of Time

Funny how things come back round. German indie imprint A Turntable Friend were all but forgotten despite releasing a plethora of cool indie 7"s in the early '90s. They returned last year with an excellent single by Wakefield's Drahla and look to again become a force of good in indie circles. Here is a compilation of the best bits of their early releases and includes great bands such as Hellfire Sermons, Lorelei, Boyracer and most importantly Bomb Pops 'Girl Daredevil' which I'm here going to declare as the best indie pop song ever written. All proceeds to charity.