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David Sylvian
Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities

Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities was the second solo album by David Sylvian. The album is made up of two projects coming together, hence the use of the word alchemy in the title. Both projects were worked on in 1985, in between Sylvian's Brilliant Trees and Gone To Earth albums, and featured help from a number of creative types. Avant-garde composer Jon Hassell, Can’s Holger Czukay, Robert Fripp of King Crimson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and fellow Japan bandmate, Steve Jensen all contributed. 180g vinyl reissue on Virgin/EMI
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Doves
The Universal Want

There were rumours... there was a new song...and now Doves have their first new album in 11 years, The Universal Want, ready to go. It is the Cheshire band’s fifth album overall. Doves fans will be delighted to know that they still sound like the Doves they know and love and that they haven’t disappeared down some sort of post-rave DIY free techno wormhole. It’s all about the songs, with Jimi Goodwin’s distinctive voice front and centre.

Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids

David Sylvian fronted new wave synth-pop outfit Japan’s fourth studio album Gentlemen Take Polaroids was originally released on Virgin in 1980, and was their first album with the label. This half-speed mastered reissue is available as a single LP as per the original, or a 2LP edition cut at 45 RPM. Defining avant-synth-pop in hi-def.

David Sylvian
Gone To Earth

Gone to Earth was the second solo album by David Sylvian and followed on from his debut Brilliant Trees. It's a double album full of brooding imagery and who else but Sylvian could have artists as diverse as Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson, John Taylor, Steve Nye appear as guests on the same album. Also just look at his hair. 
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The Avalanches
We Will Always Love You

You wait 16 years for a second album by The Avalanches then two come along in...four years. Well, it’s quick for them and it’s good to have them back. We Will Always Love You is the Australian electronic group’s third album. The album is themed around the love story between writer and communication scientist Ann Druyan and US Astronomer Carl Sagan. Whilst samples are very much part of the album, a number live musicians were involved including Neneh Cherry, Sampa the Great, Blood Orange, Rivers Cuomo and Tricky.
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Queen
Greatest Hits

If you recently saw the film Bohemian Rhapsody and want to learn more about the band behind the man behind the mustache, Queen’s Greatest Hits is just what you need. Includes all your favourite hits like Don’t Stop Me Now and We Will Rock You. Be warned: does not include the soundtrack to the 1986 film Highlander.

Blossoms
In Isolation / Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport

With the coronavirus preventing live shows from happening and Daniel Ek needing more product in order to pay bands half a penny for every thousand streams on Spotify then it's not surprising bands have been forced to put out hodge-podge collections to keep the coffers flowing, This interim release from Blossoms is half filled with covers and reworks recording in lockdown plus a live set recorded in their native Stockport. 

Iggy Pop
The Bowie Years

Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Berlin are synonymous with classic albums, rock ‘n’ roll excess and rock ‘n’ roll myths. David Bowie’s Berlin albums are often talked about in reverential terms. Iggy Pop made his first two solo albums during that period following a record deal with RCA. The Bowie Years is a new 7CD box set which contains Iggy Pop’s first two albums, The Idiot and Lust For Life, along with live performances, on which David Bowie played keyboards, rarities and studio recordings from the same period. 

The Kooks
Konk

Only recently we were smitten all over again by the re-issue of the Beatles 'Sergeant Pepper's'... and 2017 has even more treats in store with a vinyl re-issue of the Kooks 'Konk'. This was their second album and features such hits as  ‘Ooh La’ and  ‘Sofa Song’. Klassic Kooks - we should feel blessed. 

David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees

Brilliant Trees was the debut album from David Sylvian following the dissolution of his band Japan. The album moved away from the post new romanticisms of their swansong Tin Drum and towards the more acoustic reflective material he would perfect on Secrets of the Beehive. Now re-issued on 180g vinyl. 
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Jessie Ware
What's Your Pleasure?

A consistently underrated presence in British pop music throughout the 2010s, Jessie Ware presents her fourth studio album What’s Your Pleasure? Its long rollout began over a year ago with first single ‘Adore You’, co-written with Metronomy’s Joseph Mount, and the album itself is shaped in a similar image of sophisticated, funky pop. 

David Sylvian
Dead Bees On A Cake [Expanded Edition]

Almost twenty years on from its 1999 release and David Sylvian’s Dead Bees On A Cake is still a contender for the best album-title of all time. The music’s not bad either. On his fifth solo LP, the former Japan frontman and Ryuichi Sakamoto collaborator opts for a breed of jazz-influenced folk-rock pitched somewhere between John Martyn and Tom Waits. This edition features four cuts that didn’t make the original track listing.

The Libertines
Anthems For Doomed Youth

So, The Libertines actually made a new album to accompany that big-money live reunion. Anthems For Doomed Youth is that album, approaching their much loved sound from an older, possibly wiser position. An interesting prospect considering the inherently youthful nature of the band’s earlier work… Twelve tracks, or sixteen should you choose the deluxe edition CD.

Zuzu
How It Feels

Her fixation with all things science-fiction, as well as the distinctive Scouse brogue of her vocal delivery, have made her one to watch over the last year or so, and now singer-songwriter Zuzu presents her latest EP, How It Feels. Presented on 12” vinyl, her latest effort houses her four most recent singles, including the brand new one ‘Skin And Bone’. 

Blossoms
Foolish Loving Spaces

As a 'celebration of love' in all its guises, Blossoms return with their most mature offering to date - 'Foolish Loving Spaces'. As the five-piece's fifth album, tracks are characterised by their trademark harmonies between intertwining arcade synths and twitchy guitars. Highly anticipated stuff from one of biggest modern day indie wave-makers.

Twin Atlantic
Power

Having toiled their way to two UK Top Ten albums in a row, Scottish alternative rock act Twin Atlantic present their fifth studio album Power, and their first on Virgin EMI. Having taken a short breather from the substantial successes they’ve enjoyed, the quartet enter the second decade of their career with renewed vigour. 

Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)

I’m probably right in thinking that Norman’s stance on Queen is that they’re crap [editorial note; it's not!].....[Actual Editor's Note: It is!] . Love ‘em or hate ‘em, though, it is undeniable that Freddie Mercury was a one-off and they don’t make music like anyone else. Here we have the soundtrack to the massively successful Bohemian Rhapsody, the film about Freddie Mercury and Queen. It’s a mix of previously released Queen songs and previously unreleased songs from their legendary Live Aid performance. You also get the bonus of the 20th Century Fox fanfare being played in Brian May’s signature guitar style. The press release bangs on about sales achieved in Q4 - when did it stop being about the music, man? Double Heavyweight Vinyl LP on Virgin EMI.
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BJ The Chicago Kid
1123

BJ The Chicago Kid drops his latest LP of widescreen hip-hop. 1123 is very much a post-To Pimp A Butterfly album, but it’s also a post-Stankonia album, a post-Channel Orange album and a post-Acid Rap album. That is to say there’s a lot going on here, with neo-soul and trap beats sitting side by side. 1123 boasts a pretty varied guestlist too - Rick Ross and Offset rub shoulders with J.I.D., Afrojack and Anderson .Paak.

XXXTentacion
? (Deluxe)

The press release suggests that XXXTentacion's 2018 album ? sold a total of 5.6 albums worldwide  - about par for the course for most artists these days. I think they mean 5.6 million looking at the digital sales for this controversial rapper/producer. This deluxe version features the original album plus the A Ghetto Christmas Carol EP on vinyl for the first time, a poster, remixes and all sorts of ephemera. Sure to sell at least 4 units. 

Pearl Jam
Lightning Bolt

Pearl Jam’s album Lightning Bolt, unfortunately not named for the avant-metal band, is a comfortable listen for fans of the old rock 'n' roll sound of the band, without being too precious or uptight about it. Recommended for anyone who is a big fan of Vedder’s talent of singing through the nostrils. On limited vinyl LP.

Genesis
Duke

Duke by Genesis was originally released in 1980. It was their second album as the classic three-piece of Collins, Rutherford and Banks that men in ironed jeans and brogues would love throughout the ‘80s. All signs of their prog experimentation were gone and they started to write hits. Contains the No.8 hit, Turn It On Again. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Collard
Unholy

Here’s rising star Collard with his debut Unholy. Raised in a Mormon household near South London, the 24-year-old deploys sultry falsetto over lithe songs of funky r’n’b-ish rock and pop. Tunes such as ‘Hell Song’ and ‘Warrior Cry’ are filled with tight instrumentation, pregnant pauses and personal lyrics.

whenyoung
Reasons To Dream

Do people need Reasons To Dream though? Isn’t dreaming, by its very nature, an escape from reason? Whatever. Anyway, whenyoung are a newish band who claim to be ‘London’s premier indie songsmiths’. Them’s big words, but on Reasons To Dream (leave it…) the trio do a pretty good New Order/Echo & The Bunnymen/other prominent post-punk group impression, so maybe they are.

The Chemical Brothers
No Geography

For the first time since 2015, big beats are back. Yep, The Chemical Brothers are at it again. No Geography, the duo’s ninth studio LP, is pretty classic Chem Bro fare. Once more we find them balancing pop nous with arena-sized techno instrumentals. Aurora features on several of the tracks here. Nene crops up as well.

Tyler Ramsey
For The Morning

Tyler Ramsey was the guitarist in Band Of Horses. For The Morning is his solo debut album. The cover depicts the beautiful scenery of his hometown in North Carolina which inspired the music. Expect a mix of country, folk and rock that builds a bridge between Neil Young and Fleet Foxes. LP and CD on Virgin.

Connie Constance
English Rose

English Rose by Connie Constance mixes myriad influences making an album that’s not particularly like anything else. The title track is a piano-led cover of The Jam’s classic. Elsewhere electronic production, poetic lyrics and soulful delivery make this a debut album by a likely future star. LP and CD on Virgin.

Lil Yachty
Nuthin' 2 Prove

He’s right, you know. At this point Lil Yachty really does have Nuthin’ 2 Prove. Despite still being just 21 years old the MC already has a classic album under his belt (2016’s Lil Boat) as well as a slew of massive singles and legions of followers. His third LP, full of the kind of bouncy beats and cheeky bars on which Yachty made his name, will only continue to grow his legend. Features Cardi B, Offset, Lil Baby and a bunch of others famous rappers.
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KT Tunstall
Eye To The Telescope

Way back in 2004 a wee Scottish lassie wowed TV viewers around the country with just a voice, acoustic guitar and a loop pedal. KT Tunstall made her debut on Later….with Jools Holland performing Black Horse And The Cherry Tree. The question is, was Ed Sheeran watching and is she to blame for his career? Anyway, the song came from her debut album Eye To The Telescope, which went on to sell bloody loads. 

Yak
Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness

Yak is pretty much the epitome of the indie power-rock trio. From riffs that approach The Black Keys levels of addictiveness to noisy genre-defying jams that reminisce a higher paced Spiritualized, their second album Pursuit of Momentary Happiness has exactly what you’d expect of a band living in their car with nothing but their Big Muff pedals to keep them warm.

Ian Brown
Ripples

With the big paydays from those Stone Roses reunion gigs apparently wrapped up for now, Ian Brown has got back into solo music-making: Ripples is his first solo material to land in nine years. The wider Brown family are all over this record, with Ian’s sons contributing to both songwriting and musical performances. That’s pretty sweet really. Ripples is out from Virgin EMI.

Richard Ashcroft
Alone With Everybody

Richard Ashcroft, as you probably know, was the lead singer with The Verve. Alone With Everybody was his debut solo album, and moved Ashcroft even further away from The Verve’s early shoegazing sound. It was very popular with people who like this kind of thing upon its release in 2000. Chris Martin of Coldplay has apparently hailed Ashcroft as the greatest singer in the world. 180g vinyl repress on EMI.

whenyoung
Given Up EP

There once was a band called Whenyoung / Who left Limerick for London / With Cranberries covers and numerous others / They’ve now quite a reputation! With apologies to Whenyoung and the people of Limerick in general. The trio’s new single ‘Given Up’ goes for snappy and poignant alt-radio-rock with a winning chorus.

Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) is the second solo album by Brian Eno and was the first to employ his oblique strategies cards. Like a lot of Eno's early solo work some of the music is surprisingly upbeat an accessible at times but also delves deep into the sort of dense art rock that his work with Roxy Music only hinted at.  

Genesis
Trespass

Trespass was the second album by Genesis, originally released in 1970. This album featured the pre-Phil Collins original line-up with Anthony Phillips and John Mayhew in place on guitar and drums respectively. Standout track The Knife is widely regarded as one of the best songs from the band’s early period. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Japan
Tin Drum

David Sylvian fronted arty-odd-synth-pop-new-wavers Japan originally released their fifth and final album Tin Drum in 1981 through Virgin. This half-speed mastered edition is available as a single LP as per the original, or a 2LP edition cut at 45 RPM for a better noise floor. Includes the singles Ghosts and The Art of Parties, as well as the ever infectious Talking Drum.

Various
Yardie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The music from Idris Elba’s directorial debut feature-length Yardie gets a soundtrack release courtesy of Virgin EMI. There are some undeniable Jamaican classics among the track listing here. Yardie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) includes ten-tonne takes from the likes of Yellow Man and Dennis Brown. It also includes a special cover by Skip Marley of his old man’s tune ‘Johnny Was’.

Slaves
Acts of Fear and Love

It’s 2030 and Britain is hosting the centenary edition of the Fifa World Cup™. A decade on from Brexit, the UK has torn off the shackles of European control to become the richest and most powerful country in the whole world, and Prime Minister Johnson is keen to rub it in the faces of all those naysayers who thought we couldn’t do it. For the opening ceremony, he takes to the Wembley stage with a hologram of Sepp Blatter and a portly, middle-aged Wayne Rooney. The trio shake hands, release a flurry of doves painted the colours of the Union Jack, and introduce the musical entertainment. Rooney wanted the Stereophonics, but the ever-tactful Johnson has plumped for recent Glastonbury headliners Slaves. The greying ‘punks’, lightly pinking in the London sun, run through a short salvo of ‘Vindaloo’, ‘Ooooooh Naughty!’ (the new single that will feature on their upcoming greatest hits compilation) and a couple from their truckload-selling third LP Acts Of Fear And Love. A global audience of over one billion bloody love it, you mug.

Miles Kane
Coup De Grace

Once again Miles Kane is out to prove that he can do a music without Alex Turner at his side. Coup De Grace is Kane’s first solo LP in five years, but it’s almost as if time has stood still since 2013’s Don’t Forget Who You Are went top ten. That is to say what we have here another bunch of Bond themes from Kane, some of which were co-written by Jamie T and Lana Del Rey. Imagine those three in a room together.

Public Image Limited
The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart)

It's pleasing that perhaps John Lydon will be remembered just as much for his PIL project as with punk legends the Sex Pistols. Over recent years people seem to have realised that, yes, PIL were pretty innovative. To coincide with a film about the band, here is a career spanning box set with a singles collection, B-sides, rarities, radio sessions and a ton of live recordings. More Rotten than you'll probably ever need. 
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Kanye West
ye

The shy and retiring Kanye West drops the eighth LP of what, to this point, has been a relatively uneventful career. By Yeezy’s standards, ye is short and sweet. Seven tunes, about twenty-five minutes in length, and only a couple of guests. Barely more than an EP really. But the thing about this Kanye fella is when he has something to say, even if it’s not very much, the people will listen.

Florence + The Machine
High As Hope

Florence Welch and her Machine are back with fourth album High as Hope. Besides the usual lineup, this time the Machine can count Jamie xx, Kamasai Washington, Sampha and Tobias Jesso Jr. among its turning cogs. Despite the collaborations, things tend to sound quite stripped-down and sincere, as Welch gracefully covers love, loneliness and other intimate lyrical topics.

Chvrches
Love Is Dead

This is Chvrches latest record called Love Is Dead and it contains a whole load of sparkly new tracks that, at some point, you'll hear floating around on the ol' radio. These 13 tracks are available on multiple formats; two vinyl LP's, one blue coloured and one transparent, and on CD. Released on Virgin EMI.

Blossoms
Cool Like You

Just look at the sleeve? Wouldn't you just want to hang out with those guys? They are like Embrace but with cool lights. Well last time round Blossoms knack of writing catchy post Oasis anthems and adding enough 80s production to get local radio programmers everywhere putting away their Howard Jones LPs was a winning formula.  Now it's that 'difficult' second album. They have a great car. They'll be ok. 

Isaac Gracie
Isaac Gracie

Hot new British soft rock prospect Isaac Gracie's self-titled debut album comes out on the tail of a series of well received singles.  On it the young Londoner gets to grips with himself and his anxieties. Virgin EMI have very kindly given us some indies only yellow vinyl copies of this limited to 500 copies.

Eno
Here Come The Warm Jets

Here Come the Warm Jets was Brian Eno's debut solo album, credited under the name Eno it marked a continuation from the glam/art rock of Roxy Music but with a much more experimental bent. Tracks like the storming opener Needles in a Camel's Eye and Baby's On Fire anticipate the forward thinking art rock later to explored by David Bowie and the more out there post punk bands. 
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Pearl Jam
Let's Play Two

Grunge champions Pearl Jam unleashed their haughty, heaving rock music on Wrigley Fields in 2016, most likely sparking debates of "do they rock or do they rock?" amongst friends. These shows coincided with a World Series victory for the Chicago Cubs (sorta like the Leicester City love story of baseball), so Pearl Jam decided they'd release a celebratory documentary of the shenanigans they contributed. Go Cubs?

The Killers
Wonderful Wonderful

Fresh from jamming with Prince Harry, The Killers unleash more of their danceable rock which again is predicted to do well with non music fans. Having successfully forged a career out of having one good song the band now unleash their first new work since 'Battle Born' - an album distinct for being one that no-one can remember.  

Benjamin Clementine
I Tell A Fly

I tell a fly get out of the goddamn kitchenette! Awful creatures. Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine has announced his second album which is described as empathetic and compassionate. Hard to be either of those things where flies are concerned but there's also anger here which is far more apt an emotion. He's recently collab'd with Gorillaz. So there. 

Arcade Fire
Get Right

I guess this is time for Arcade Fire fans to get very excited. Their new single, Get Right was an outtake from the James Murphy produced Reflektor album. The band had previewed the song live as early as April 2014, but it has not been released until now. The 7” vinyl single is backed with Crucified Again.
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Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory

North beach Wunderkind Vince Staples is finally releasing his sophomore full-length album. Known for being from Norf Side Long Beach and sketching a grim view of life around Ramona Park, Staples’ voice is always lucid, and his tracks both catchy and moody. Here's to Big Fish Theory treating us to more of that.
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The Stone Roses
All For One

It was the 'where were you' moment for anyone still under the vaguest misapprehension that the Stone Roses were able to construct anything approaching a listenable song.  When your last decent attempt at a melody was released in 1989 that's a lot of years to try to repeat the trick. 'All For One' is of course laughably bad but the last smirk might be on the face of the band who will generate millions in ticket sales off the back of whatever they manage to come up with to fill an album. 

Marika Hackman
I'm Not Your Man

Marika Hackman’s second full-length album arrives with The Big Moon in tow as her backing band. I’m Not Your Man is a cool record, intimate when it needs to be and guitar-rocking when it feels like it. We have four different formats available (at time of release, depending on stock levels), including the deluxe coloured vinyl edition which comes with an extra bonus 7”! On Virgin EMI.

Ryan Adams
Prisoner

It seems a long long way from Whiskeytown now but David Ryan Adams is still at it veering somewhere between alt country troubadour and balls out rocker. This album follows his ill-advised attempt at covering Taylor Swift's '1989' and showcases a prolific period of writing. Indeed 'Do You Still Love Me?' is brash stadium rock worthy of his near namesake Bryan.    

Loyle Carner
Yesterday's Gone

Loyle Carner presents his debut full-length album, Yesterday’s Gone. The Croydon-based rapper is clearly serious about family and roots: as well as various lyrics and the lovely Carner family snap used for the album artwork, Yesterday’s Gone even features Loyle’s mum and dad themselves, as well as Kwes, Rebel Kleff and a gospel choir.

Paul Weller
More Modern Classics

More Modern Classics by Paul Weller is another new collection featuring the best tracks from the last fifteen years of the Modfather’s career. More Modern Classics is available as a double vinyl LP, a limited edition 3CD set including 20 additional tracks and 12 radio session tracks and standard CD.

Slaves / Wonk Unit
Take Control / We Are The England

Slaves, the Tunbridge Wells punky outfit responsible for one of our least favourite singles from the last year, have persuaded another band to associate with them. Wonk Unit take the B-side of the Take Control / We Are The England split single. And those titles makes me think: is this a Brexit single? 1500 7” copies out there on Virgin EMI.

Jake Bugg
On My One

As far as I am aware, this is Jake Bugg’s first foray into production after his previous album, Shangri La was produced by none other than Rick Rubin. A bit of a leap for Bugg perhaps who wrote, played and produced everything except three tracks produced by Jacknife Lee. Perhaps this is why the album is called On My One and has such insular, inflected track titles as ‘Love Hope and Misery’ and ‘Gimme the Love’ which sees Bugg begging for love in the chorus. It’s yet another move away from the boy-with-guitar sound of his first album and one with bold ambitions for rock/pop success.     

Empire Of The Sun
Two Vines

Although the press release cheerfully discloses that their debut Walking on A Dream sold 1.5 million copies it fails to confirm sales of it's follow up Ice on the Dune. Something went very wrong between the two albums but there's hope yet for Empire of the Sun if they can just stay clear of being too cheesy. Two Vines does sound like another very hi end production from these guys with big banks of catchy pop pulping out of ridiculously dressed men. 

Slaves
Take Control

Energised and fervent second album from mercury faves, Slaves. Produced by ex-Beastie Boy Mike D (He also guests on one of the tracks), they push into heavier and more politically charged material. Tonally you can hear Mike D’s sheen, mixing 90s hip-hop and elements of The Damned and The Cramps.

Jamie T
Trick

Popular rap rock dude Jamie T is back after a gap of two years with more massive ear worms that you'll know even if you claim otherwise. Lead single 'Tinfoil Boy' is both emo-tinged and moshpit friendly which bodes well for an album of expansive /punk/reggae/rap/pop that is sure to be one of the years bigger releases. He's one of the ok ones this lad.    

Blossoms
Blossoms

Blossoms are an indie band from Stockport. Their stock is rising fast in 2016: they came 4th in the BBC’s new music poll and their first single, At Most A Kiss shot to number one in the iTunes chart. Its follow-up Getaway also proved to be a success and they’ve wowed with an appearance on Later...with Jools Holland. Expect big things with their self-titled debut album.

Clare Maguire
Stranger Things Have Happened

Clare Maguire hit the depths of despair when her first album didn't work out but thankfully she got herself together, bought a sausage dog and started tentatively posting songs online. This has resulted in her second album in which she has taken control of her music once again. She has a big foghorn of a voice that veers between Lana Del Ray style introspection and massive Adele style honks. People are going to really like this backstory. 

Bleeding Heart Pigeons
Anything You Want EP

Bleeding Heart Pigeons are an indie rock band from Ireland. Anything You Want is a four track EP with some solid, impassioned tunes. The sound is like early Radiohead meets a bit of Pulp perhaps, via a bit of White Lies. It’s really solid, catchy stuff with some surprising instrumentation. One to watch for sure. Shame about the band name ‘ey lads?

Placebo
MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged by Placebo sees the band not being content with stripping back their songs to their bare bones. Brian Molko and co. wanted to do something special to contribute to the on-going history of MTV Unplugged. Available on a staggering number of formats: Double vinyl LP picture disc, 180g double vinyl LP, limited edition CD/DVD/Blu-Ray box set with 32-page booklet, Blu-Ray and standard CD.

Chvrches
Every Open Eye

Chvrches return with Every Open Eye, their second album. This is an impressively full-blown synth-pop record, almost recalling a Taylor Swift or a Robyn. Pretty notable levels of craft for a band only two records in. The last album sold plenty, and this one sounds like it could sell yet more… On Virgin / EMI.

Bleeding Heart Pigeons
A Hallucination

I believe this is Bleeding Heart Pigeons debut release, an EP on Virgin EMI. A Hallucination has a slightly epic seam running down the middle of its churning indie rock, not to mention some unusual breakdowns. Everything sounds very fully-formed for such a brand new band. Heavyweight 12" vinyl with band-produced artwork.

The Strypes
Little Victories

Cherub-like Irish four-piece The Strypes caused a stir with their debut album, Snapshot because they looked (and were) so young yet rocked so convincingly. The band have spent two years touring the world before returning to the studio to record their second album, Little Victories. Expect even bigger things from their second coming!

The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

Brand new, full length record from The Chemical Brothers, the first in quite some time! These massive dance-smash tracks are full of familiar Chemical goodness, though also reinvigorated with some 2015 energy. Vocalists include Beck, Q-Tip and St Vincent! CD, deluxe CD with bonus tracks, or heavy 180g double vinyl.

Slaves
Are You Satisfied

Debut full-length from Slaves, the Tunbridge Wells band who have been rightly castigated recently for their dodgy name. Thirteen tracks of well-polished sort-of punk with a snarky attitude, packaged in pink with a disco ball of foil. Contains several ‘anthems’, no doubt, including recent single ‘Cheer Up London’.

Circa Waves
Young Chasers

Hyperactive Ramones-equse pop with a hint of the Arctic Monkeys on this debut album Young Chasers from new band on the scene Circa Waves who’ve already made a splash touring for the NME Awards. Recorded at the RAK studios in London back in late 2014 and bursting out at the end of March 2015.  One for fans of the Zutons.

Laura Marling
Short Movie

The ever-prolific Laura Marling only recently offered us her mythical folk master-stroke Once I Was An Eagle, but she returns with more on Short Movie, an equally but differently expansive work focused on electric guitars and scorched rock energy. Same serious, intense work; different approach.
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The Gaslight Anthem
Get Hurt

'Get Hurt' is the fifth record from New Jersey's proudest punk rockers the Gaslight Anthem, known for a nostalgic, Springsteen-touting sound that rivals even the Hold Steady. The band's Americana tinged punk is set to be changed up on this record, as frontman Brian Fallon has expressed a wish to try something new, dipping into folk as well as -- according to the video for lead single "Get Hurt" -- dance music. The record was produced with Mike Crossey, who is known for his work with New Wave/indie pop band the 1975 as well as the Arctic Monkeys.   Tracks: Stay Vicious 1, 000 Years Get Hurt Stray Paper Helter Skeleton Underneath the Ground Rollin' and Tumblin' Red Violins Selected Poems Ain't That a Shame Break Your Heart Dark Places

Beck
Morning Phase

Morning Phase by Beck is his 12th album. It’s his first album in 6 years. It follows up 2008’s Modern Guilt, but is regarded as more of a follow-up to his 2002 album, Sea Change. It features guest appearances from Jack White, Jason Falkner and Roger Joseph Manning Jr of Jellyfish, among others.

Jake Bugg
Shangri La

Jake Bugg is back with his second studio album Shangri La. Produced by Rick Rubin, the record is named after his studio in Malibu, California, where the recording took place in the summer of 2013. Writing a much anticipated follow up album was never going to be an easy to task for the much celebrated singer-songwriter, yet this record delivers on every note, and more... 

Lorde
Pure Heroine

A marble-carved electronic-pop masterpiece constructed from deep bass and meticulously-programmed beats, New Zealand-born Lorde’s 2013 debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ has been an inspiration to a subsequent generation of female pop artists. And here we have it, available to purchase - Lorde have mercy! Houses the massive single ‘Royals’.

Cage The Elephant
Melophobia

Melophobia is the third album by Kentuckian five-piece, Cage The Elephant. Melophobia was recorded in Nashville with the band’s regular producer, Jay Joyce, once again at the helm. With anthemic indie rock songs such as Come A Little Closer, the album is likely to please fans old and new. Melophobia is available on 180g vinyl LP and CD.

Placebo
Loud Like Love

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Empire Of The Sun
Ice On The Dune

Album number two of bracing pop extroversion from aussie duo Empire of the Sun. Kind of like a joke where the protagonists have forgotten it was all just supposed to be a bit of fun, Ice On The Dune brings the falsetto-pop in twelve spades, either on CD or LP via EMI. Ex Sleepy Jackon and Pnau peoples.

The Future Sound Of London
Lifeforms

It's excellent to see such a seminal work still deserving reissue treatment. Future Sound of London's 1994 masterpiece is a timeless collage of synthesised and environmental sounds, standing at the centre of the duo's vast contribution to electronic music history. If you don't already own it, time to make a change.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5778707)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Genesis
Selling England By The Pound

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David Sylvian
Secrets Of The Beehive

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The Chemical Brothers
Out Of Control (21 Minutes Of Madness Mix)

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Genesis
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

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Massive Attack
The Spoils

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Slaves
The Velvet Ditch

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Ian Brown
First World Problems

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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

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Genesis
Foxtrot

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Empire Of The Sun
Walking On A Dream

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Lil Baby & Gunna
Drip Harder

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Lil Baby
Street Gossip

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Brian Eno
Before and After Science

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Lil Yachty
Lil Boat 2

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Genesis
Nursery Cryme

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Zuzu
Made On Earth By Humans

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Migos
Culture II

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Cold War Kids
Audience

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Chronixx
Chronology

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