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Hachiku
I'll Probably Be Asleep

My answer to any request for my availability or whereabouts is the title of the debut album from Australian dream poppers Hachiku. Though the music contained is a blend of slo-mo jams, breathy scenarios and lo-fi balladry there is an anger behind the beauty as bandleader explores the darkness in the world and the frustrations enveloping the life of the twenty something in 2020. 

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound

Keeping up their impressive output rate since they formed just over half a decade ago, Australian psychedelic rock outfit Psychedelic Porn Crumpets reveal their fourth studio album 'SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound'. Created during time off afforded to their leader Jack McEwan during lockdown, it’s the freest and most sonically wide-ranging PPC effort yet. 
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Hazel English
Wake UP!

Produced under the aegis of big names such as Ben H. Allen III and Justin Raisen, Wake UP! is the debut album from Californian newcomer Hazel English. Judging by the quality of lead-off single ‘Shaking’, the record ought to be a dazzling mixture of Sixties-influenced psychedelic rock and etheral dream-pop. 

Courtney Barnett
MTV Unplugged - Live In Melbourne

Courtney Barnett is probably best known for her verbose and charming indie-rock songs but following in a long tradition of the likes of Nirvana and ..um Hootie & the Blowfish she has recorded an MTV Unplugged session. You'll need this not only because it showcases her songs in a more stripped back and vulnerable setting but because she has chosen an array of covers plus a completely unreleased track.  

Hazel English
Just Give In / Never Going Home

Hazel English was originally from Australia but more recently has been sunbaked in California where she has concocted this heady brew of blurry jangle pop. Amid the jangling guitars and sweet melodies, her voice soars which has led to comparisons to DIIV and to her touring with hat wielding reformed shoegazers Ride. 

CocoRosie
Put The Shine On

Since forming over 15 years ago, sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady have quietly become one of modern music’s hardiest survivors, their ‘freak folk’ sound also influencing many subsequent artists. They’re now on their seventh CocoRosie album, and Put The Shine On has a shout at being their best effort to date, and certainly their boldest and most experimental. 

Jade Imagine
Basic Love

Yet another terrific new band from Australia, Melbourne-based Jade Imagine deliver their debut studio album Basic Love on Marathon Artists. Fusing modern synthwave sounds with new-wave and art-rock influences, the group’s focal point is the engaging Jade McInally and her subtle, dark observational humour.

Courtney Barnett
Nameless, Faceless

Excitement alert! We've scored some copies of the brand new 7" by Courtney Barnett. This is the first taster of new material from her upcoming as yet unannounced LP. This lass is getting very popular indeed and her recent collaboration with Kurt Vile was something of a winner here at the towers. Get in quick as these could be collectors items in years to come.  

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
And Now For The Whatchamacallit

As you can possibly imagine, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are from Australia and play exuberant psychedelic rock. They've been wowing audiences everywhere for the past year or so and now it's time for the debut album proper extravaganza. Expect manic psych thrills and raucous off kilter rock explosions. 

Honeyblood
In Plain Sight

Third album from Honeyblood, the powerful band of Stina Tweeddale and pals. That big Glasgow attitude is very much still present here, but we also get the benefit of John Congleton’s premium production talents. Crunchy guitar textures and no-bullshit lyricism, this is In Plain Sight. On Marathon Artists.

ALASKALASKA
The Dots

Marathon Artists (Pond, Courtney Barnett) front the debut LP from ALASKALASKA here. The Dots is a peppy first salvo from the group, a record of perky leftfield electro-pop numbers that nods to Fever Ray, Fujiya & Miyagi and fellow south Londoners Hot Chip. Best to get a copy of The Dots and learn the words so you can be in the know come festival season.

Pond
Tasmania

Australian psych dudes POND come with the approval of Tame Impala: that group’s Kevin Parker produced this new album. Tasmania is a brightly coloured album that wants you to chill out and come to the party, with a playful vocal and synth style that might remind one of MGMT. Tasmania is released by Marathon Artists.

Tiny Ruins
Olympic Girls

Separating Tiny Ruins from a 13-a-dozen hipster folk girl is this weird river of a sad psychedelics. I was going to say she sounds like she recorded Olympic Girls in the Twin Peaks’ Red Room. Then I saw it was actually produced by David Lynch, who soaked it in his strange multi-layered melancholy. Luckily it's not like the album will haunt at night, because the result is a dreamy (in the good sense) and very pretty affair. 

Courtney Barnett
City Looks Pretty / Sunday Roast

City Looks Pretty/Sunday Roast by Courtney Barnett is a special release for Record Store Day. The limited edition 12” features two tracks from her second album Tell Me How You Really Feel. The record perfectly displays the two sides of Courtney Barnett - upbeat and quirky vs reflective. On Marathon Artists.
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Jamie Isaac
(04:30) Idler

Croydonian jazz-popper Jamie Isaac is ready with a second album proper in (4:30) Idler. This one is largely informed by the young fellow’s troubles with insomnia, as evidenced by such sober titles as ‘Doing Better’, ‘Maybe’ and indeed, ‘Sleep’. Vintage synth electronica and R&B cling to a jazzy frame, allowing confessional weariness to coexist with warm pop hooks.

Courtney Barnett
Tell Me How You Really Feel

This here offering is Courtney's second album following up {long title}, but also that thing she did with Kurt Vile. Here her witty observations are matched with a more serious tone capturing more obviously the beauty and warmth in her delivery. She's becoming increasingly popular so this will be a big 'un.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Lotta Sea Lice

Though they have a lot of hair in common this collaboration would have been hard to predict yet these two songwriters voices intertwine rather well. Neither opens their mouth properly so they both co-drawl over some rather lovely folk rock. Mick Harvey, Warpaint and Dirty Three folk help keep everything smooth. 

Jagwar Ma
Every Now & Zen Remixes

A three-track release from Jagwar Ma entitled Every Now & Zen Remixes. In all fairness, it isn't too hard to find chilled out, head bobbing music when it comes to electronica and techno, yet these remixes really do add something great to the genre. This limited edition white label 12" EP on Marathon Artists includes Rebolledo, Weatherall and Mayer remixes. 

Shock Machine
Shock Machine

Remember the Klaxons? Of course you remember the Klaxons! James Righton was in that band and here he debuts a new project that tributes the weirdos of mainstream pop with unabashed sentimental fervor. Inspired by ELO and Roxy Music and even a bit of later-on McCartney, this record of electro-pop digressions is what you'd expect from someone who was, by the way, in the Klaxons.

Jen Cloher
Jen Cloher

As a leading pioneer within Melbourne's rich DIY scene, Jen Cloher offers a self-titled ten-track which easily justifies her burgeoning reputation. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Courtney Barnett and Fraser A on Milk! label, it's onwards and upwards for this bold, witty and punk-tinged songwriter.

Jagwar Ma & Dreems
Another Day In The Sun

Another Day in the Sun was originally by The Moffs. It was a jangling slice of ‘80s Australian psychedelia. Here, Dreems aka Angus Gruzman and Jaguar Ma aka Jono Ma, have collaborated to make a slow and beautiful, dream-like version that they've stripped down and rebuilt with influences as disperate as The Beach Boys and dub. Another Day In The Sun is the perfect way to end the summer.

Jagwar Ma
Every Now & Then

Catchy vocal hooks, groovy electronic pop and all with a big hats off nod to 90s dance culture. Jagwar Ma bring heady euphoric acid bass lines, warehouse club chords stabs and vocal loops and vibrant and drug-laced energy of Madchester. Deserves long exposure trippy music videos with vibrant cartoons, melon twisting.

Childhood
Universal High

After a successful debut, bands either go two ways when creating a sophomore: stick with the initial blueprints, or twist and reinvent. Nottingham outfit Childhood have done the latter with their new rebirth, Universal High. This new sound is a soul-soaked concoction of classic pop songwriting.

Pond
The Weather

Pond present The Weather, a concept album dedicated to their hometown of Perth and its colonial city brethren around the world. It has a bright and exciting psychedelic flavour: you can almost hear the influence of their producer, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker. CD and black vinyl editions available, plus a special white-with-blue-specks vinyl edition that you’ll have to be speedy to get hold of. On Marathon Artists.
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Forth Wanderers
Slop

Forth Wanderers are a New Jersey band who bring back the pleasingly laid-back and lo-fi vibes of slackerish 90’s indie rock. Fuzzy guitars and dryly-plaintive vocals fit together like coffee and a warm sweater on the Slop EP, which looks to be a promising beginning for these young guns. 12” EP pressed to lilac-coloured vinyl. Released by Marathon Artists.

Jamie Isaac
Couch Baby

Understated electronic songcraft from Jamie Isaac here, with contemporary textures building on solid structures (Isaac apparently always grounds his tracks in piano). Both the CD and the vinyl editions of Couch Baby come with a nice little fanzine thrown in, which also contains a download for a mixtape (Loose Grip), which gives a deeper insight into the Isaac vibe.

Max Jury
Max Jury

Max Jury is a singer/songwriter from Des Moines, Iowa. He is only 23 but his classic piano-led ballads on his eponymous debut that fuse country, soul and gospel would seem to come from someone a little longer in the tooth. His sound is honed by hip-hop producer Inflo and a crack team of musicians that usually play with Alicia Keys and D’Angelo. Mark Ronson is among his celebrity fans.

Elliott Power
Once Smitten

Once Smitten is the debut album from London native Elliott Power. The album explores the dark, hidden recesses of his hometown through the genre mashing of soul, trip-hop and UK bass music, recalling classic sounds that may have been heard on the Mo-Wax label in its heyday. Power is signed to the ambitious Marathon Artists, a label whose scope and vision suits him rather well. The album also features contributions from Dorian Lutz.

Courtney Barnett
Sometimes I Sit And Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit is the debut album by Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett. It follows on from the brilliant Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas which was released in 2013. Filled with lyrically sharp, catchy songs, this album confirms Courtney Barnett as a genuinely brilliant and unique artist.

Real Lies
Real Life

Real Lies release Real Life, their debut full-length. Perhaps some meaning suggested by that parallel eh? Well the band do say that they set out to capture the paradoxical experience of young people today: and what better medium for that than electronic pop, which can be ecstatic and melancholy all at once? On Marathon Artists.

Elliott Power
Murmur

Elliot Power is a new young producer who caught the ear of James Lavelle, who apparently reignited his Mo’ Wax label just so as to release the guy’s stuff. Murmur is a bass-loaded and bouncing club number, topped off with on-edge-sounding vocals. 12” single backed with an instrumental version.

We Are Shining
Kara

Producers Morgan Zarate and Acyde are collectively known as We Are Shining. Their spontaneous and unpredictable nature makes their music impossible to pigeonhole. Both have put records out on the Mo’ Wax label in the ‘90s, whilst more recently Zarate has been creating club tunes for Hyperdub. Kara takes in anything from synth music to gospel music, there’s a veritable plethora of sounds and influences. There are a host of guest singers involved too, including Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes

Fraser A. Gorman
Book Of Love

With bright organ keys worthy of Wilco, a percussive shuffle reminiscent of Kevin Morby's work and the dust-bowl sadness of Cass McCombs, Fraser A. Gorman has served up a slice of heavily referential but nonetheless sweet and pleasant rock 'n' roll. "Book Of Love" is scattered with beautiful motifs, stray chords and ascendant backing vocals. Grab it on 7".

Courtney Barnett
Everybody Here Hates You

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Loose Tooth
Keep Up

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Mike
By The Water

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ALASKALASKA
ALASKALASKA

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Max Jury
Under The Covers

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Hazel English
Never Going Home

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Max Jury
Numb / Standing On My Own

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Courtney Barnett
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party

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Courtney Barnett
Kim's Caravan

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Courtney Barnett
Pedestrian At Best

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Real Lies
North Circular / Dab Housing

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Max Jury
All I Want / Black Metal

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Jagwar Ma
Come Save Me + Remixes

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Max Jury
Something In The Air EP

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Jagwar Ma
The Time And Space Machine Dub Sessions

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Jagwar Ma
The Throw

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