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Reverend and The Makers
Best Of

With the country in ruins we all really need a pick-me-up right now. If you could hope for any kind of art to take us away from all the suffering then I'd bet you, like me, would choose a best of Reverend and the Makers. Re-live again all those thumping era-defining hits on one collection with the added bonus of two new songs. If you caught them live at York Firework Festival or Coombe Weekender this will serve as a reminder of those golden nights.  

The Rifles
Freedom Run

The country may be in a mess but here is some good news...there's a new the Rifles re-issue! Guess where it was recorded.. go on... Paul Weller's studio! It's full of the sort of soulful pop/rock the band are known for. Billions of bands who started ten are so years ago have fallen by the wayside but you have to hand it to the Rifles... they are still here.   
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Lamb
The Secret of Letting Go

Manchester trip-hop/electronic duo Lamb come back into life on Cooking Vinyl. The Secret Of Letting Go is their new album. It was, weirdly, conceived as the band decided to split. The recording took them from their South Downs studio to India and Ibiza. Oh, I get it now, a new album meant a holiday! Anyway, you can get this on LP and CD.
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Maximo Park
As Long As We Keep Moving

Maximo Park are still going strong, still wearing the hat, and still nailing it live. As Long As We Keep Moving is a live document, recorded at Vada Studios, with an array of the band’s finest tunes from across their career represented, with all the extra energy of a Maximo Park performance. On Cooking Vinyl.
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Jon Fratelli
Bright Night Flowers

Often referred to as ‘the label where bands go to die’, Cooking Vinyl didn’t manage to kill off The Fratellis. Their last album, In Your Own Sweet Time, was a top 5 success! Hooray! Either side of his group’s album, Jon Fratelli has released solo albums. His latest, Bright Night Flowers, is a more laid back affair than you might expect with most of the songs having been written on the piano. 180g vinyl LP and CD on Cooking Vinyl.

Embrace
Love Is A Basic Need (Orchestral)

It’s the semi-final of the 2018 Fifa World Cup™, and it’s Germany vs. England. After a thrilling contest that involved a bust-up between Gundogan and Henderson, a perfectly good goal by Draxler that was disallowed despite the use of VAR and Marcus Rashford nutmegging Mats Hummels, it’s finished a draw and gone to penalties. Germany have won the toss and are kicking first. They’ve duly plugged all five - Pickford got a hand to Werner’s, but he couldn’t keep it out. Plucky old England have matched them on the first four - Stones (bottom-right), Welbeck (Panenka), Kane (blasted in off the bar) and Loftus-Cheek (another Panenka), Lions the lot of them. But now it’s crunch time. A sharp intake of breath from every member of the playing and coaching staff. They know that if they miss this one, their Jules Rimet will remain gleaming and the Years Of Hurt counter they have hanging in the toilets at the FA will have to wait four more years before it is reset. Up steps Raheem Sterling, the man above all other men that some would love to see fail. He’s got some chutzpah, after all the pre-tournament gripes, to put himself on the line like this. In a sense he's already won, though in a more real sense he very much hasn't. Manuel Neuer, the first goalkeeper to play with a broom, spits on his gloves and paces his line, eyeballing Raheem the whole time. Raheem just stares at the ball, trying to figure out which of the Adidas Telstar 18’s thermally-bonded panels will connect most truly with the laces of his garish boots. Gareth Southgate - a man who knows a thing or two about missing penalties in semi-finals against Germany - stands, face drawn, on the halfway-line, his arm around Stuart Pearce who is there for some reason. Back home you could hear a Pimms drop. A statue of Horatio Nelson gains sentience and raises its sword to the sky. Pints hover in mid-air. Big Ben ceases to chime. England expects… … as the credits begin to roll, bringing the curtain down on the England men's team's biggest game for a generation, an orchestral rendering of something from Embrace’s top 5 album Love Is A Basic Need is piped into a million living rooms.

The Orb
No Sounds Are Out of Bounds

After two techno albums for Kompakt, The Orb’s main man Alex Patterson wanted to create something more expansive and less predictable. He was keen to work with more people and use more vocals too. The result is No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds, The electronic duo’s guest-heavy 15th album. It features guest performances from Hollie Cook, Roger ‘Brian’s Brother’ Eno, Youth, Steve Hillage, Jah Wobble and renowned session musician Guy Pratt. Double vinyl LP on Cooking Vinyl. 

Fantastic Negrito
Please Don't Be Dead

I know Jack White is angry but does that justify his newest album? All I'm saying is that Fantastic Negrito is also angry and he's managed to avoid making a confused mess. Please Don't Be Dead is a furious, righteous, and most of all hopeful beast of an album. Blues rock as it ought to be.
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The Gun Club
Mother Juno

These weird avant punks blended a garage rock sound with rockabilly and raw energy to subvert the expectations laid down by their genre, taking influence from post-punk and all its weird offshoots. The Gun Club originally released the often more traditional 'Mother Juno' in 1987, and it now sees reissue by Bang! Records.

The Gun Club
Lucky Jim

Reissue of the last album recorded by The Gun Club founder Jeffrey Lee Pierce, first released in 1993. They are still unique in their vicious combination of post-punk and country. Lucky Jim is by far the darkest entry in their discography as the band grappled with identity, death, and belonging. 

The Fratellis
In Your Own Sweet Time

After the release of Costello Music in 2006 and the success of that song that everyone sings….er….*consults Google*….Chelsea Dagger, I thought Scottish lad rock band The Fratellis had disappeared. It turns out I had just stopped paying attention. They have now released four successful albums, with a fifth, In Your Own Sweet Time, here for your delectation. Expect more shouty, stomping anthems to soundtrack your night out.

Embrace
Love Is A Basic Need

Brighouse Britpoppers Embrace have reached the seventh album of their career, and in doing so they reckon they’ve gone back to their roots, doubling down on their instincts and their own sound. Love Is A Basic Need is ten tracks of traditional Embrace, released on CD and double LP by none other than Cooking Vinyl.

The Rifles
Singles Collection

London-based indie band The Rifles were inspired to put a band together by seeing Oasis at Knebworth. Since then they’ve released five albums, a few EPs and a load of singles, the best of which are gathered together on Singles Collection. So, if you were wondering what an Oasis-influenced indie band would sound like, this is your chance to get a whiff of their essence.
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The Bronx
V

Ah The Bronx: a band who can be relied upon to blast the listener with fierce hardcore fury (well apart from when operating as Mariachi El Bronx that is). Album number five, titled V, does everything you want it to, dripping with fuzz and thrashing attack-power all the way. Released by Cooking Vinyl.
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Reverend and The Makers
The Death Of A King

Jon McClure et al took a leaf out of the book of Pete and Carl for this one. Decamping to Thailand for the recording of The Death of A King seems to have breathed new life into a group now on their sixth LP. Cuts like ‘Too Tough To Die’ have a great rock ‘n’ roll swagger to them in the fashion of a Steel City Queens of the Stone Age. Which is to say, it sounds quite a lot like recent Arctic Monkeys stuff. Not a bad thing.

Starsailor
All This Life

Great news for fans of music as Starsailor release their first album since 2009. We may mock but these lads from Wigan have sold an incredible amount of records over the years  - over three million of the buggers shifted. So how will they fare in 2017? We're not sure. This is out on Cooking Vinyl  - the label bands go to die - so get it before they call it a day.  

Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel
I Can Spin A Rainbow

The busily creative Amanda Palmer here teams up with Edward Ka-Spel, who you’ll know from The Legendary Pink Dots, for their first full-length collaboration. I Can Spin A Rainbow is a work of subtle theatre, with both artists bringing their A-game in terms of lyrics, production and performances. CD and double LP on Cooking Vinyl.

The Rifles
The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios

The time had come for London indie band The Rifles to step through the doors of Abbey Road Studios. Joined by a string quartet and choir they played stripped down, unplugged versions of tracks from each of their five albums, covering all corners of their songwriting. Available on double vinyl or CD from Cooking Vinyl.
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The King Blues
The Gospel Truth

After disbanding in 2012 and reforming in 2016, ska-punk Londoners the King Blues hit the ground running and are now releasing their second full length since being back. As wever they delve deeply into personal and social commentary, shining light on some dark points and presenting them in raucous party ready ska anthems.  

Me And That Man
Songs of Love and Death

Me And That Man is Nergal, the main man of major black metal band Behemoth, operating solo. Songs of Love and Death takes a slightly different tack, bringing that genre’s darkness into a rock songwriting tradition: think Johnny Cash one one of his late period bad days. Released by Cooking Vinyl on CD, LP, and a special deluxe CD edition that includes an additional two tracks.

The Rifles
Big Life

The Rifles are one of those bands who do very well for themselves thank you despite generally being under the radar. This is their 5th (!) album of driving anthemic mod-ish pop rock. You can see why they are popular on the live 'circuit'. They better watch out though as this is on Cooking Vinyl, the label where bands go to die.  
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Deap Vally
Femejism

Deap Vally are a punk-poppish LA duo. Like most punk-poppish LA duos, they have stackloads of swagger and a tasty fuzz on their guitars. Femejism rattles through 13 tracks, some of which veer away from noisy pop songs into more experimental / proggy zones. Good time music with kick-ass attitude! On Cooking Vinyl.
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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Shine A Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad

Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad is a collection of classic American Railroad songs recorded by Billy Bragg and American singer/songwriter Joe Henry as they travelled, by train, the best part of 3000 miles in four days between Chicago and Los Angeles. The recordings were made in waiting rooms and beside the tracks as people got on and off the train. The pair’s intention was to reawaken a connection with the culture of American rail travel.
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Mexrrissey
No Manchester

No Manchester by Mexrrissey is a Mexican tribute to Morrissey. Camilo Lara, a Mexican DJ, producer and founder of M.I.S.(Mexican Institute of Sound) and bandleader Sergio Mendoza, who has worked with Calexico, have gathered together a crack team of top notch Mexican musicians to pay homage to the gladioli waving singer. Limited edition vinyl LP on Mexican Flag coloured vinyl.

Reverend and The Makers
Mirrors

Yes it’s true, Reverend & The Makers are up to their fifth album! Who would have thought it? Them Makers have maintained their indie rock sound, although a 23 minute dub version of the track ‘Mirrors’ (exclusive to all formats apparently) shows us what could have been. Plus a DVD with the deluxe CD version! On Cooking Vinyl.

The Cult
Hidden City

Hidden City is the 10th studio album by The Cult. The album is the final part of a trilogy comprising of 2007’s Born Into This and 2012’s Choice of Weapon. The duo of Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy have been proving they still have what it takes as a live band too with last year’s performance at Coachella leading Rolling Stone magazine to roll out the superlatives.
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Turin Brakes
Lost Property

Veteran indie guys Turin Brakes are back with album number seven: Lost Property. Eleven new songs that track the band’s journey through life with typically warm guitars, or occasionally something a little darker (as on the last track, ‘Black Rabbit’). Released in a vinyl edition (but also, contrary to the name of the label, a CD edition) by the Cooking Vinyl label.
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The View
Ropewalk

The 5th studio album from The View, Ropewalk is produced by some of The Strokes boys and mixed by Justin Gerrish from Vampire Weekend. The View sound a lot more like Vampire Weekend, with that chilled out indie music that washes over you with the occasional catchy hooked laced in. The vocals have a The Police vibe to them and the songs often have that tropical, pina colada feel to them. It’s a pina colada album, paper umbrella and all. On CD and vinyl LP.

The Fratellis
Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied

The Fratellis are still around! Who knew? Album number four is Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied, and they travelled all the way to LA to make it, arguably giving it a sunnier sound than earlier material recorded in the Scottish homeland. 11 tracks, or 18 if you spring for the deluxe edition or the LP. On Cooking Vinyl.
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Ron Sexsmith
Carousel One

With his perfectly spherical head and mop of ash coloured hair, Ron Sexsmith cuts an unlikely figure for one of pop/rock's most endearing singer songwriters. Always an artist who seems to appeal to other singer songwriters over people who actually buy records, Sexsmith has seemingly achieved the impossible and not sunk into obscurity. His new album takes its name from the luggage retrieval belt at Los Angeles airport where bags off Toronto inbound flights are delivered and contains sixteen new songs recorded with some top notch studio musicians. 

Carl Barat And The Jackals
Let It Reign

Apparently Carl Barat elected to form his new band The Jackals by posting an ad online and seeing who responded. I don’t know how much input the resulting crew had to the sound of this record, but they certainly seem to know how an ordinary Carl Barat record should sound, because that is what they have made… Featuring dramatic cover art!

Embrace
Embrace

Embrace return after seven years with their eponymous 6th album. The band disappeared after the unprecedented success of two number one albums, Out Of Nothing and This New Day, returning to their hometown near Huddersfield to reconnect with their roots. Embrace still has all the trademarks of the band that recorded The Good Will Out, but is perhaps a little more grown up. Embrace is available on double vinyl LP and CD.

James
La Petite Mort

James are back with their with their 11th full-length album and first in six years, La Petite Mort. The album was produced by Max Dingel who has previously worked with the likes of The Killers and White Lies. Tim Booth suffered loss of him mother and a close friend shortly before work commenced on the album. It is no surprise that death is a theme running through the album, however it is an inspiring and affecting album. La Petite Mort is available on double 180g vinyl LP, with download code and CD.
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Reverend and The Makers
Thirty Two

Thirty Two is the fourth album from Sheffield indie-rockers, Reverend and the Makers, following on from 2012’s @Reverend Makers. Thirty Two was produced by Jon McClure, James Welsh and Ed Cosens from the band with the experienced hand of ex-Killing Joke bassist and super producer, Youth keeping things on track.

The Rifles
None The Wiser

None The Wiser is the fourth studio album from indie/mod rockers The Rifles. The album was recorded by the reformed original lineup of Joel Stoker, Lucas Crowther, Grant Marsh and Robert Pine. Celebrity fans include Paul Weller and Oasis and the production team have previously worked with Miles Kane, Ian Brown and Jake Bugg. So if that kind of stuff floats yer boat, then this is probably for you. None The Wiser is available on CD.
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Billy Bragg
Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy (30th Anniversary Edition)

Record Number One from Billy Bragg, reissued in a plush remastered version, available on vinyl or CD. The original is only 17 minutes long, so this release bolsters the seven tracks with live versions of the same seven, neatly performed as one encore at a show a few years ago. Perfect for Bragg fans: and at such brevity, probably the best Bragg record for people who hate him too.
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The Pigeon Detectives
We Met At Sea

Leeds quintet The Pigeon Detectives are back with their fourth studio album: We Met At Sea. This record sees the band go back to basics, in a search for the simple indie sound that defined their earlier success. An upbeat sound paves the way on this record; it sees the popular noughties band reach new heights. 
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Paley & Francis
Paley & Francis


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The Subways
Money And Celebrity


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The Travelling Band
Screaming Is Something


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The Lemonheads
Varshons

Starting as a silly and irreverent punk band before twisting and turning themselves into something more alt rock, The Lemonheads are continuing their legacy in the best way possible: getting other people to do it for them. 'Varshons', as well as having a title that's really fun to say, offers eleven covers from a variety of punks and crooners a like -- who knew Leonard Cohen was a fan? There are also offerings from scum of the earth G. G. Allin, country rock wise guy Townes Van Zandt and Linda Perry.
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The Mendoza Line
Fortune


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Eyes Adrift
Eyes Adrift


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King Cobb Steelie
Mayday


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