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Jean Guerin
Tacet

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8/10 according to our Laurie

What could the music to an anarchic film sound like? Visceral punk? Challenging war-collage? Johnny Rotten’s butter ads? To the musical mind of Jean Guerin, none of the above would do. Only the most avant-garde of psychedelic jazz could cut it, presented here for the first time since 1971 on black or (more) limited grey wax. Hold on to your hats, this isn’t quite the …view full details.

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We say: Proud Volkswagen Golf owner J.Mascis and flannel rock pals.

Dinosaur Jr
Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

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Fresh from his recent purchase of a brand new VW Golf, J Mascis returns with his legendary band to prove that he still knows as much about slacker indie rock as he does about best value family hatchbacks. There's a limited coloured vinyl edition that we presume will be just as popular as Volkswagen's flagship brand.      …view full details.

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    CD, £9.99

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
We Be All Africans

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What we have here is something many assumed wouldn’t ever happen: new music from Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. After getting a reputation among the vinyl heads for their spacey, funky, jazzy 1970’s sound. After a 30 year gap they reformed, and a few years later we have We All Be Africans, as full of gorgeous energetic vibes as ever. On Strut.…view full details.

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Big Thief
Masterpiece

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7/10 according to our Robin

My general rule of thumb is that if you name your record ‘Masterpiece’ or something with the connotations of that word, then I deduct five points. Let’s see if Big Thief can get that all-important 7! To get specific, Big Thief is Adrianne Lenker, fronting a band of coat-wearing boyze who lend her fine songwriting a rhythm section here, a swell chorus there. ‘Masterpiece&…view full details.

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Goat
I Sing in Silence

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The frenzied Scandinavian crew who go by the name of Goat are getting just a little less frenzied with their new material, chiefly by moving mostly to acoustic instruments. I Sing In Silence is awash with flutes and wooden percussion, all tethered to a lovely vocal melody. This is laid-back psychedelic music of a high order. 7” single on Rocket.…view full details.

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Michel Banabila
Early Works : Things Popping Up From The Past

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Michel Banabila is a busy musician, contributing to theatrical plays, documentaries and all sorts over the years. It can be hard to keep track of such an artist, which makes Early Works: Things Popping Up From The Past a valuable release. True to the title, it picks up an array of tasty, subtle and hard-to-find material from the 1980’s. Out on Bureau B.…view full details.

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Telebossa
Garagem Aurora

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CD on Staubgold
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Birgé Gorgé
Avant Toute

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Birgé Gorgé is Jean-Jacques Birgé and Francis Gorgé, who combined their respective synth and guitar prowess for this 1974 set of strangely-textured jams (not quite free improv, but not exactly pop songs either), never previously released in their original form. Avant Toute is pressed to black and white vinyl in a limited edition of 700 on Souffle Continu Records.…view full details.

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Added to site: Monday 23rd May 2016

We say: Bonkers / ahead-of-its-time jazz ballad fusion.

Annette Peacock
I'm The One

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Absolutely bonkers but hugely ahead of its time sonic jazz exploration from Salvador Dali collaborator, moog pioneer and friend of Albert Ayler. If this doesn't give you an idea of what to expect then think long and hard about Nina Simone on acid. Peacock has finally got the rights back for this long unavailable classic so here it is again in all its glory remastered and with unseen photos. …view full details.

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Various
Heartworn Highways – Original Soundtrack

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The documentary film Heartworn Highways and its soundtrack perfectly captures the time when country troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Steve Earle, among others, began to wrestle the credibility of country music back from the shiny over-production that was going on in Nashville. The film and the musicians showed their love for the folk and bluegrass roots of country music. …view full details.

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    Double LP, £26.99
    CD, £13.99

We say: Promising dreamy electronic haze on Kranky.

MJ Guider
Precious Systems

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Influenced by the landscape around her New Orleans home, Melissa Guion has made a record of pastoral drifting electronic haze that coupled with her dream like, affected voice makes the whole thing sit somewhere between Grouper and early Cocteau Twins. Therefore she is almost the perfect artist for Kranky. On initial listen this has something to suggest that it could have lasting appeal to fans of rural psychedelics.  …view full details.

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Jherek Bischoff
Cistern

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Fresh from performing 'Blackstar' with pals at the recent Bowie tribute thing in New York, composer Jherek Bischoff has clambered into an empty two million gallon water vat in Washington state in order to improvise the pieces that have become 'Cistern'. While there he reflected on growing up on a sailing boat (none of these people have normal childhoods do they?) Anyway the result is this stellar album of orchestral innovation.   …view full details.

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KHUNNT
Failures

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Khünnt is a super-heavy Newcastle supergroup, including members of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Blown Out, plus the wonderful Richard Dawson! No twisted folk-song here though: Failures is a big, unrelenting slab of blasted, blackened stoner-psych. One 40 minute piece split over 2 sides of vinyl. Just 150 copies to be had!…view full details.

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We say: Grind legends most feral made deluxe.

Pig Destroyer
Painter Of Dead Girls

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Here is a re-issue of the Virginia grind legends most feral and sonically powerful album the long unavailable 'Painter of Dead Girls'. Then a bass-less power trio, the album captures their sound at it's most disgusting and adds three unreleased tracks as well as new artwork, lyrics and photos. Looks like this propulsive album has finally got the deluxe release it deserves.   …view full details.

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Various
Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach

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Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach is a loving cover of Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, with each and every song covered by an interesting mixture of artists. The desolate vibes and crunchy rock are taken on by bands like This Will Destroy You, Beach Slang and Daughters, many of whom bring thick sonic weight to the project. LP with poster.…view full details.

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Afrikan Sciences
Means and Ways

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Means And Ways was first released in 2011, a debut album that bent the mind of a select crew of adventurous beat-head. Afrikan Sciences samples freely from percussion styles through history and around the world, following the path that only he can see towards the most transcendent fresh groove material. Now pressed to vinyl for the first time, by Deepblak.…view full details.

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    Double LP, £23.99

Eric Holm
Barotrauma

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CD on Subtext
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    CD, £11.99

Spacetravel
Dancing Therapy

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Luca Cara heads up Spacetravel, going for the scope of that alias with NASA-approved house music (citation needed) that blends together electronics with acoustics and lets them loop around each-other with all of the universe's joyous futility. High energy and sure to please about five different electronic contingents, 'Dancing Therapy' has got you.…view full details.

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    Double LP, £18.49
    CD, £11.99

Todd Terje & The Olsens
Dan Tyler Remixes

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2 LPs-worth of electro-disco isn’t quite enough for Norwegian crew The Olsens or Todd Terje: they’ve decided to complement The Big Cover-Up with this extra disc of Dan Tyler remixes! He reworks ‘Disco Circus’ afresh, and also reworks his own previous reworking of ‘Firecracker’ all over again! 10” on Olsen Records.…view full details.

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    10", £9.99

Sote
Hyper-urban 20 30

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12" EP on Ge-Stell. Edition of 300 copies
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    12", £11.99

Todd Terje & The Olsens
The Big Cover-Up

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The Big Cover-Up is a warm-hearted cover selection from Norwegian live disco crew The Olsens, plus producer Todd Terje. Boney M, Vangelis and Martin Denny (via Yellow Magic Orchestra) all show up, and the second…view full details.

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    Double 12", £18.49

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We say: Dramatic South Korean wonders first for Bella Union.

Jambinai
A Hermitage

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Strange one this from the normally safe as houses Bella Union. Jambinai are a South Korean trio who marry post rock dynamics with Korean folk roots using a mixture of exotic stringed things. They create droning mantra's that explode into shards of noise that is certainly not for the faint hearted but is already finding fans in our office. …view full details.

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    CD, £9.99

Leather Towel
Leather Towel IV

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Leather Towel. That's a great name for a band. Imagine trying to dry yourself on a Leather Towel? Anyway these lads all emerged out of various Melbourne punk rock bands and have come together to make what the press release describes as a 'clanging mess' and the most bonkers release the label has ever released. Promising.  …view full details.

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We say: Gravel voiced pop punkers go shiny.

PAWS
No Grace

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Pop punkers Paws have reached the sort of crossroads where they had to give up or go shiny. So they've enlisted the Blink 182 producer and made the sort of big pop thing that will make or break them. It's angsty skateboard-friendly pop rock with plenty of tunes to thrash your head around to enthusiastically. …view full details.

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    LP, £18.49

We say: Redemptive folk pop from former Indians lad on 4AD.

Soren Juul
This Moment

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Danish singer songwriter guy Soren Juul is now recording under his own name after a tumultuous three year period where he was presumably stung by our Brian's 4/10 review of his last album under the Indians moniker. He need not worry. 4AD are still on his side and Brian is long gone so we can instead enjoy the glacial soft pop that sometimes sounds like Mew gone all normal and ballady.  …view full details.

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We say: Highly anticipated future classic soundtrack.

Ulas Pakkan
Baskin Original Soundtrack

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Baskin is a hot new horror film from Turkey, and it comes with a noteworthy soundtrack from Ulas Pakken. It's a synth-tastic set of atmospheres, with some welcome Turkish twists to the familiar electro-horror drama sounds. Released by Invada on 2 slabs of blood red vinyl, with exclusive artwork from John Bergin.…view full details.

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    Double LP, £22.99

Various
Speedy Wunderground - Year 2

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LP on Speedy Wunderground inc. Kate Tempest & Loyle Carner, Teleman, FEWS, Telegram, Mr Dan ft. Guilty Simpson, Boss etc.
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VHS
Gift of Life

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LP on Suicide Squeeze. Edition of 500 copies
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    CD, £9.99

Weaves
Weaves

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I've never yet liked a band from Canada but all that could be set to change with the release of the debut from this raucous, squealing band from Toronto. They make a right old racket but also fill their songs with hooks and melodies. The sort of arty rock made by people who aren't afraid of pushing envelopes.     …view full details.

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Bright Light Bright Light
Choreography

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Coming up with other pioneers of the repeato-bandname genre such as Everything Everything, Cheeky Cheeky, Now Now, and bunch of other ones I might have made up, Bright Light Bright Light certainly feel like a blast from the past: it's been three years since they released 'Life Is Easy' but their indie rock indie rock now melts into something more summer-appropriate. Synths and saxophones appear and apparently a shit-tone of Scissor Sisters are on the record too. That's cool.…view full details.

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    Double LP, £20.49

DJ Zozi
Mellow Vibe

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12" on 1080p
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    12", £7.99

Shit Robot
Lose Control

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12" on DFA inc. Spencer Parker remixes
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    12", £8.49

Madteo
Voracious Culturilizer Disco Mix

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12" on M.A.D.T.E.O Records
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    12", £9.99

The System
The System EP

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4-track 12" EP on Music From Memory
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Circling Vultures
Circling Vultures

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U.S. import white label 12" on L.I.E.S.
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Added to site: Saturday 21st May 2016

The Killers
Hot Fuss

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9/10 according to Jack (customer) on

I wouldn't call Hot Fuss a lyrical masterpiece, but what the album lacks in lyrical power, it more than makes up for in catchiness and pure rock power. The first single, "Somebody Told Me," showcases this perfectly; it is a song that slides into your head and almost forces you to dance around. Even though Hot Fuss may not be the most in…view full details.

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Weezer
Weezer

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10/10 according to Jack (customer) on

Weezer's infamous self-titled debut (otherwise known as "The Blue Album") is one of the few pieces of music from its time that still holds up just as well today. When they made their mark in 1994, Kurt Cobain was dead and the music world had already been over-saturated by mumbling, uninspiring grunge clones. Although Weezer never quite …view full details.

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Weezer
Pinkerton

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10/10 according to Nick Smith (customer) on

Rivers always stated Pinkerton was a hard record to write, especially after the success of their self titled classic in 1994. Truth be told the band were unhappy with the results, fans the world over would disagree and often cite this record as their swan song. Years later it is revered as a classic and rightly so. The songs are so well…view full details.

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Various
Natural Born Killers

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Trent Reznor-produced soundtrack to the 1994 Oliver Stone movie Natural Born Killers, featuring music from an eclectic mix of artists including Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Cowboy Junkies, Dr Dre and Nine Inch Nails. This 180g red vinyl gatefold double album is limited to 2000 copies (and only 400 have found their way to the UK). Get it while it's, er, red. …view full details.

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We say: Intense, personal pop with trademark beautiful harmonies.

The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

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10/10 according to Penrith Steve (customer) on

“Pet Sounds” sounds like nothing else - even anything else by The Beach Boys. The creativity behind it is astounding. It was assembled in the mind of a man on the verge of a breakdown. The song writing, strong melodies, vocal and musical arrangements, the legendary recording sessions – the cover, even, set this apart f…view full details.

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    CD, £11.99
    LP, £17.99
    CD box set, £60.49

The Stone Roses
The Very Best Of

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Many thought that it would never happen but Manchester indie Gods The Stone Roses look to be releasing new music. They’ll be also be playing some live dates which I'm sure will have middle aged Madchester casualties salivating. For now though you can relieve their past glories with a reissue of The Very Best Of The Stone Roses. It does what it says on the tin and most likely doesn't include 'All For One' On double vinyl LP, housed in a gatefold sleeve and …view full details.

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    Double LP, £19.49

Second Woman
Second Woman

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Alums of drone contingent Belong and the somewhat legendary Telefon Tel Aviv combine to become ever stronger as Second Woman, their new project cased in as many things they know about electronic music as possible. That is to say: a pounding wall of techno with beats that glitch in and out of the framework to mess everything up, the duo using additive, dubbed effects while al…view full details.

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    Double LP, £21.49

Parra for Cuva & Senoy
Darwīš

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Limited cyan coloured vinyl 2LP on Project: Mooncircle
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    Double LP, £17.99
    CD, £11.99

Klara Lewis
Too

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In between Klara Lewis releasing her debut album Ett and her new long-player Too for Editions Mago, she released Msuic EP through Peder Mannerfelt. Too highlights her ability to build her sounds through hazy rhythms and unearthly soundscapes. Like the cover, the album suggests rather than defines, yet unfurls itself as a resolute statement from Lewis.…view full details.

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    CD, £13.99
    LP, £16.99

Debruit
Débruit & Istanbul

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Débruit credits Istanbul as a collaborator here on his fourth album, which resulted from a 2 week stay in the Turkish metropolis. The Turkish musicians here include Mustapha Özkent, Okay Temiz and Cüneyt Sepetçi, artists who span genres and disciplines. Here they are sampl…view full details.

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    LP, £15.49

Prostitutes
Ghost Detergent

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Prostitutes is the recording moniker of James Donadio. Ghost Detergent, released on Spectrum Spools, is his fifth full length LP and follows up his acclaimed LP Petit Cochon. The album allows sonic patterns and strident melodies to swirl around around its solid rhythmic centre. Donadio, despite hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, has a special place in the minds of UK electronic fans after previously releasing music on la…view full details.

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Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen

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Other than the odd '80s hit here and there Prefab Sprout have never had the commercial success they deserve but this could be to do with them never touring and chief sprout Paddy McAloon increasingly resembling some Grizzly Adams/Moondog cross breed. They have though achieved a cult following and critically lauded with McAloon being regarded as a songwriter of the highest order. Steve McQueen was their second album and probably …view full details.

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We say: Slick Zane Lowe approved post punk from Manchester

Spring King
Tell Me If You Like To

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Tell Me If You Like To is the debut album from Manchester post-punks Spring King. They're seemingly already on the road to success after being bigged-up by the NME with the music mag calling them the most promising new band of 2016. They also have the accomplishment of being the first band Zane Lowe played on his new Beats 1 show. It's like when Tony Blackburn played 'Flowers in the Rain'. …view full details.

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    CD, £9.49
    CD, £12.49
    LP, £16.49

We say: Americana dreamers fifth re-booted.

Band of Horses
Why Are You OK

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On the tenth anniversary of the release of their debut album, Everything All The Time, Seattle’s Band Of Horses release their fifth album Why Are You OK. The album contains all the melodic hooks and the stories the band are known for. This time however, the album is informed by top horse Ben Bridwell’s time songwriting at home whilst looking after his daughters. The album was produced by Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle…view full details.

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    LP, £17.99


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