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Added to site: Wednesday 7th November 2018

Teenage Fanclub
Shadows

The Fannies. These chaps are well reliable. A bit like Burt Reynolds (or Burnt Remnants as my Gramps used to say) you know what youre getting with them. No nonsense, professional and hugely enjoyable....but with a moustache. Teenage Fanclub probably don't have 'taches but they know how to write a fucking great tune (or ten). This album has some ...view item »


Added to site: Tuesday 6th November 2018

DJ Shadow
Live In Manchester: The Mountain Has Fallen Tour

Disc Jockey Shadow still has quite the reputation despite not producing much of note since his second album and live he's still a blast as he veers between classics to obscurity like the crate digger he is. So it turns out he played in our very own rain sodden Manchester where someone taped his set and committed it to vinyl. There's also a CD/DV...view item »


Single Lash
Providence

Single Lash (great name) drop their debut LP via Holodeck Records (Samantha Glass, Marie Davidson). While shoegaze is the predomin...view item »


Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
Boy Erased (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

A coming-of-age film, Boy Erased has an original score composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. It's a highly emotive, piano-driven collection whilst aiming not to detract from the on-screen emotion. Containing original material by Jónsi (...view item »


Sneaks
Highway Hypnosis

Really impressive album from Sneaks here. Highway Hypnosis may be a record from D.C. with its roots in post-punk, but this is as far as any similarities with ...view item »


William Tyler
Goes West

Go west! William Tyler’s there! The title of Goes West is to be taken both literally and figuratively: literally in the sense that the former Silver Jews...view item »


Jean Dupuy
All Of The Time

Recital Program (Ian William Craig, Loren Connors) release a collection of recordings of the works of sound artist Jean Dupuy. A p...view item »


François Dufrêne
Cri-Rythmes

From French sound-poet, François Dufrêne, Cri-Rhythmes are recordings of Dufrêne swallowing his recording equipment and then vomiting it back up. It creates a gargled, sinister soundtrack like some of Morricone's darker giallo ...view item »


Michael Snow
The Last LP: Unique Last Recordings of the Music of Ancient Cultures

Originally released on the Art Metropole label in 1987, The Last LP: Unique Last Recordings of the Music of Ancient Cultures is a collection of songs from under-threat and now-extinct cultures - or are they?  Artist Michael Snow said as much in the notes of the original ...view item »


Acid Cannibals
Horny For Tomorrow

It’s described in the press release as “Christmas stocking filler for sure”, but don’t worry about finding any other kind of filler here. Scottish punk rockers Acid Cannibals, who despite their rather brutal name are all about having a positive mental attitude, follow their debut single with EP Horny for ...view item »


Various
Those Shocking Shaking Days

I don't know how they do it but Now-Again records just finds THE BEST stuff! The best music from Africa, Iran, Turkey and now Indonesia, they find it all, but only if it's good. Hidden by political censorship, the 70s music scene in Indonesian was bubbling with funky psychedelic goodness and this selection reall...view item »


Death In June
Essence!

Controversial British band Death In June have evolved from a post-punk/industrial trio into a neo-folk collective revolving around the enigmatic, only constant and founding member, Douglas P. They formed in 1981, with other founding members leaving to pursue other projects whilst Douglas P. kept the band going. Over the years th...view item »


Desperate Journalist
In Search of the Miraculous

As someone whose job involves a bit of journalist adjacent work, or as other people call it, "writing", I can't help but feel attacked by the name Desperate Journalist have gone for. But I must be unbiased. In Search of the Miraculous is the goth-y rock band's third album and lives its title. Big ...view item »


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, ...view item »


Added to site: Monday 5th November 2018

Leyla McCalla
The Capitalist Blues

The Capitalist Blues. Too right mate. The third LP from former Carolina Chocolate Drop member Leyla McCalla finds her delving deeper into the folk sounds o...view item »


Various
Anna and the Apocalypse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

"Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land" is how they're describing this one. Throw in a bit of Christmas and it looks about right! Filmed in Scotland, the original score to Anna and the Apocalypse was composed by Glasgow duo, Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly who have previously worked alongside Morrisey, Coldplay and Mogwai.      E...view item »


International Teachers of Pop
International Teachers of Pop

This is the new project from the Moonlandingz founders Adrian Flanagan (Eccentronic Research Council) & Dean Honer (All Seeing I /I Monster) with Leonore Wheatley (The Soundcarriers). They play brazenly retro synth pop in awe of  artists such as Kraftwerk...view item »


Added to site: Saturday 3rd November 2018

Desert
Sense EP

Desert are the Catalan duo of Cristina Checa and Eloi Caballé who count dream pop legends like Cocteau Twins, Insides, Kate Bush and Julia Holter as just some of the inspirations for their synthetic electronic pop. Their new music was recently sent into s...view item »


Bruno Spoerri
Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998

The fantastic We Release Whatever The F**K We Want Records (WRWTFWW) continue to shine the light on rare recordings. This time it's the Swiss electronic pioneer, Bruno Spoerri. Through a mix of samples and field recordings, Spoerri's experimentations move from playful to threatening and all within a mysterious e...view item »


Pilar Zeta
Moments of Reality

Moments of Reality is the debut album by Pilar Zeta. Released on Ultramajic, the album is a inspired by Japanese new age from the 1980s and post-modern art. Made using '90s synths, the album is a candy-pop haze which wafts between PC Music's riotous manipulations and a conceptual art refi...view item »


Planetary Assault Systems
The Light Years Reworks

Luke Slater assembles a bunch of his favourite producers/artists on his Mote Evolver label roster to re-work a bunch of Planetary Assault Systems stone cold classics. Doing the business are Marcel Fengler, Psyk, Lucy, Slam, Steve Bicknell, Octave One, Function, James Ruskin Kamikaze Space Programme and Slater himself. Cut across six sides of wax...view item »


Drexciya
Neptune's Lair

I bring this week's review odyssey to a close with this tasty reissue of a stone cold electroid techno classic, Drexciya's debut full length 'Neptune's Lair'. At this point they'd got a fair few 12"s under their belt, the first coming out seven years prior in 1992, but this 17-track voyage showcased a scope previously only hinted at. The...view item »


Discrete Circuit & Mark Broom
MBDC

Some techno-ass techno here from Discrete Circuit and Mark Broom. The pair have crossed paths before, but MBDC is th...view item »


Added to site: Friday 2nd November 2018

Muslimgauze
Azzazin

Azzazin was the debut album by experimental electronic musician Muslimgauze AKA Bryn Jones. The album is an atmospheric and occasionally unsettling soundscape of drones, clicks, buzzes and beeps. It arguably shows Muslimgauze at his most efficient and focused. The album was origin...view item »


HIA & Biosphere
Polar Sequences

Lovely to see this getting the reissue treatment. As the nights draw in and winter starts to hit this seems like the perfect soundtrack, unless you want to keep warm of course. Recorded live in Geir Jenssen's home town of Tromsø in Norway, during October 1995, Jenssen along with Bobby Bird of Higher Intelligence Agency use a wide variety ...view item »


CultureClash
CultureClash

Reissue of an early 90s release that stems from the Dutch city of Utrecht. It’s brought to us by Lost Futures, a label centred on exploring revolutionary dance releases that were either underappreciated or lost in time. It’s fittingly adventurous, rooted in the sounds of Detroit and Chicago, but constantly manipulating these foundati...view item »


Ladytron
Ladytron

Named after a track on the first Roxy Music album, Ladytron stayed nicely under radar back in the day with their Teutonic electronic pop. The Liverpool band have had a bit of a break recently, but luckily after a s...view item »


Sunflower Bean
King Of The Dudes

Following on from their breakthrough second album, Twentytwo In Blue, New York three-piece Sunflower Bean give us a new EP, King Of The Dudes. It features the bleached grunge-pop single ‘Come For Me’ which Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac apparently got an extremely hot copy of, but still liked it...view item »


Richard Youngs
Memory Ain't No Decay

Richard Youngs records so many albums that it could prove an interesting idea from Wayside & Woodland to give him prompts for which direction to go in. These ideas included things like post industrial wastelands and woodland between housing estates. Youngs ran with it and this is the result. A three track song jam. And for a...view item »


Added to site: Thursday 1st November 2018

Kev Brown
Brown Album: Black Album Remixes

Before Kev Brown broke out with his 2005 LP I Do What I Do he was just a young beat-maker from Maryland. At some point after Jay-Z...view item »


Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

The damn near-mythologised second album from Neutral Milk Hotel. Idiosyncratic stuff from 1998. Whether you’re die-hard for this one or rediscovering, let Jeff Mangum sing to you about semen-stained mountaintops and Jesus Christ between those stellar brass sections. Reissued on Domino on LP or CD....view item »


The Delines
The Imperial

Singer, songwriter and novelis Willy Vlautin’s post-Richmond Fontaine band, The Delines return with their second album, The Imperial. The band feature members of The Damnations TX, The Minus 5 and other members of Richmond Fontaine. They p...view item »


Lydia Lunch
Marchesa

Lydia Lunch is known for being part of New York’s No Wave scene with her band Teenage Jesus and Jerks and as a solo artist. She has also collaborated with Sonic Youth, The Birthday Party, Foetus, Henry Rollins...view item »


Thin White Rope
Sack Full Of Silver

Thin White Rope’s penultimate and fourth album, Sack Full Of Silver sees the Californian outfit returning to a muscular five-piece - muscular because two of those five were recruited to play the bass at the same time! All five of their albums have been remastered and reissued, so what better...view item »


Thin White Rope
The Ruby Sea

The Ruby Sea was the fifth and final album by Californian rock band, Thin White Rope. It was originally released in 1991. The band broke up after this, possibly due to frustrations that they never had the commercial success of contemporaries such as REM, The Replacements...view item »


Thin White Rope
In The Spanish Cave

In The Spanish Cave was the third album by Thin White Rope. The band were a four-piece at this point following the departure of Stephen Tesluk, as always, however, they were led by guitarist and vocalist Guy Kyser. Whilst not having the success of contemporaries such as REM and ...view item »


Thin White Rope
Moonhead

Californian rock band Thin White Rope took their name from William Burroughs description of semen in his novel, Naked Lunch. Moonhead was their second album and was originally released in 1987. Their mix of rock, blues, country, punk, and psychedelia had critics squeezing them into boxes labelled ...view item »


Thin White Rope
Exploring The Axis

Thin White Rope were a Californian rock band whose 6 year career, from 1985-1991, saw them being lumped in with the Paisley Underground and Desert Rock movements. They took their influences from a wide range of rock, country, punk and psychedelic bands including Suicide, R...view item »


John DuPrez
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Original Motion Picture Score)

The film that kicked off the Turtles franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the first Turtles film from 1990. The John DuPrez score is action-packed and full of sweeping orchestral sounds alongside crunching '90s synths and some Eastern instrumentation too. A super package from Waxwork...view item »


Various
IF Music presents: You Need This - World Jazz Grooves (Compiled by Jean-Claude & Victor Kiswell)

Jean-Claude is a name familiar to vinyl aficionados for having many fingers in even more pies. One of those pies is this release on BBE; IF Music presents: You Need This - World Jazz Grooves. It's a delectable selection of the finest jazz from around the world. Ranging from sultry jazz ballads to free...view item »


Cosey Fanni Tutti
Tutti

Tutti is Cosey Fanni Tutti's first solo album since 1982's Time to Tell, and is an exploration of her self, life and art. It was created to be the soundtrack to Harmonic Coumaction, a film about Tutti. The album features the unsettling pounding synths we've come to expect from the Throbbing Gristle crew ...view item »


Various
Daughters of Darkness

Soundtrack to the cult Belgian horror film Daughters of Darkness. According to film critic Geoffrey O'Brien it's one of the classier lesbian vampire films, which is no doubt why Lil Wayne sampled its soundtrack on 'Outstanding'. The album itself is some of François De Roubaix...view item »


Tender
Fear Of Falling Asleep

Tender are James Cullen (don’t worry, I said Cullen, not Corden) and Dan Cobb, a London duo who make mid-fi R&B. Their new album, Fear Of Falling Asleep, is being hailed as a career high for them If tracks as such as the title track and Closer Still are anything to go by then they could ...view item »


Stats
Other People's Lives

Stats are new to the Memphis Industries stable. They are a DIY art pop band who are led by Ed Steed. He once played in LA Roux’s backing band, this along with, surprisingly, the countless mundane office jobs he’s had have inspired the rather upbeat new album, Other Peo...view item »


Boy Harsher
Careful

Given how much mileage Boy Harsher have got out of their first few releases - their Lesser Man EP has been reissued more times than this Norman Records™ description writer has had hot dinners - it wouldn’t be over-egging the pudding to call Careful one of the most eagerly anticipated LPs of 2019. Th...view item »


Added to site: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Spielbergs
This Is Not The End

We’ve all heard of Steven Spielberg’s non-union Mexican equivalent, Senor Spielbergo, (note the 23 year-old Simpsons reference) well here we have his Norwegian equivalents, indie band The Spielbergs. Their new album, This Is Not The End, is subject to a groundswell of excitement following plaudits from Biffy ...view item »


Added to site: Tuesday 30th October 2018

Deerhunter
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Well here is something to look forward to. As we know by now each Deerhunter album is uniquely different and this one they say is a science fiction album for 2018. They've spent their time since 2015s Fading Frontier redefining their recording process going so far as to not use microphones for their instruments and...view item »


Unloved
Heartbreak

Heartbreak is the new album from the David Holmes-led project, Unloved, that also features DJ and producer Keefus Ciancia (known for his work on the True Detective soundtrack) and singer/songwriter Jade Vincent. Creative sparks flew when the trio realised they shared a love for ...view item »


Added to site: Monday 29th October 2018

The Lemonheads
Varshons II

The Lemonheads first album since 2009 and it's......another covers album. This means that Evan Dando hasn't released one single original song since 2006. Still, the Lemonheads were kings of the cover version in their day and here take on the likes of Yo La Tengo, Bevis Frond, NRBQ...view item »


Ailie Ormston
The Sedate

Ailie Ormston is back, though not quite as you knew her. The affable, wry dreariness of her band ******** gives way on this solo effort to something harder, more minimal and even *gulp* deconstructive. Fortunately, Ailie doesn’t take this stuff as seriously as many other musicians seem to and the result is...view item »


Drenge
Strange Creatures

The Deputy Leader Of The Labour Party’s favourite band return with their third LP and first full-length since 2015’s Undertow. Strange Creatures...view item »


Added to site: Saturday 27th October 2018

Escape-ism
Live at Third Man Records

Ian Svenonius - he of Chain And The Gang and The Nation Of Ulysses fame - has been busying himself with his Escape-ism project of ...view item »


This Is The Kit
Live at Third Man Records

This Is The Kit find the sublime in the humdrum on this new live 7”. Masterminded by Kate Stables, This Is The Kit have been recording since 2003, with records coming out on labels like Rough Trade and Brassland. Recorded live, ‘Cold and Got Colder’ comes out via Third Man Records, and sees Stabl...view item »


Added to site: Friday 26th October 2018

The Silver Field
Rooms

Nice new thing on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis (Richard Youngs, Daniel O’Sullivan) he...view item »


The Posies
Amazing Disgrace

The final album that The Posies made for Geffen subsidiary DGC Records gets a re-release. Originally put out in 1996, ...view item »


Jay Daniel
Tala

Tala is the new LP from up-and-coming Detroit DJ, Jay Daniel. He is making waves is the electronic music world and is a major name in the new Detroit scene. He has a connection to the early ‘90s, however, as his mother, Naomi Daniel, added her vocals to a couple of Carl Craig-produced Plan...view item »


Tim Presley's White Fence
I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk

The germination of Tim Presley’s first LP as White Fence in four years came when he was crashing at the house of fellow DRINKS member ...view item »


The Specials
Encore

Now can I get an Encore, do you want more? Well, fans of The Specials have actually been left wanting more for a damn long time now. The seminal two-tone group’s firs...view item »


Added to site: Thursday 25th October 2018

Swervedriver
Future Ruins

Actual new album alert from, shoegaze legends Swervedriver....and they've signed to Mogwai's Rock Action imprint for that extra coolness factor. We are told it has all the hallmark hard edged shoegaze with new flicks and tricks for 2018 listeners. Their re-issues have been flying out so time is nigh for their fi...view item »


Added to site: Wednesday 24th October 2018

Bob Mould
Sunshine Rock

Just look at that sleeve. Bob Mould is obviously in a better place than where he was around the time of his 1990 album Black Sheets of Rain. But there's a point to the all the happiness. Bob is content in Berlin and instead of a raging anti- US administration album as you might expect, he's celebrating the good thi...view item »


Jessica Pratt
Quiet Signs

This is Jessica Pratt's first recordings in a professional studio environment after a series of home recorded releases but, as the title suggests, she still makes quiet music. In fact more so as the home-fi film is removed to realise the clarity of her vision.  The latest in a series of the artist growing comfortable with h...view item »


Steve Gunn
The Unseen In Between

Guitar aces are always photographed with their guitar cases aren't they? Check the sleeve of this latest record by immersive psychedelic player and vocalist Steve Gunn. Touching his guitar case as if headin' off to the next two bit town that will appreciate his playin'. But Gunn is a lot more than just a folky guitar guy, a...view item »


Buzzcocks
Love Bites

Love Bites was the second album by melodic Manc punks The Buzzcocks. It was originally released in September 1978, not quite 6 months after their classic debut Another Music In A Different Kitchen. Contains the single 'Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)'. LP and CD, remastered from ...view item »


Buzzcocks
Another Music In A Different Kitchen

The debut album by vitally important UK punks The Buzzcocks, reissued. Another Music in a Different Kitchen tears straight through 11 songs, immediately establishing that this was a band to get excited about upon original release in 1978. Now livingly restored and remastered from the original tapes. Even more exciting t...view item »


Indoor Pets
Be Content

Most pets I suppose are indoors. Maybe rabbits, guinea pigs and horses would count as outdoor pets. And bees? Is a bee a suitable (predominantly) outdoor pet? Aaaanyway this is the debut record from this Kent power pop lot whose fuzzy infectious songs recall early Weezer and Ash and have already been grabbing ears on various 6 music playlists.&n...view item »


The Claypool Lennon Delirium
South Of Reality

The psychedelics-fuelled California duo of Sean Lennon and Primus bassist Les Claypool is back after 2016’s Monolith of Phobos with newun South of Reality. Check out that magnificent 1970s sci-fi novel-esque cover art. Self-recorded and self-produced, the songs are sumptu...view item »


Added to site: Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Megan Remy / THUNDERPUSSY
Danger Diva (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Danger Diva is a new cyberpunk thriller from Shredder Orpheus director Robert McGinley. The movie stars Thund...view item »


Goblin
Suspiria

Handy. Now that Thom Yorke has composed the soundtrack for the original, we are thinking you may want to hear Goblin's original. Well here it is, the soundtrack once touted as Goblin's scariest which is full put pounding thwacking and howling. Far too scary to listen to at home with the lights out. Director Dari...view item »


Pornosonic Featuring Ron Jeremy
Unreleased 70s Porno Music

This goofy 1999 LP gets the reissue treatment. Unreleased 70s Porno Music doesn’t actually consist of never-before-heard porn soundtracks. Rather, it’s a collection of original recordings in the style of the sleazy lounge, funk and library styles that soundtracked a thousand Watergate-era orgasms. And of course, who...view item »


Philip Glass
Candyman (Original 1992 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Neo-classical stalwart Philip Glass was known to dabble in the film scoring business now and then -- he's produced works for the epic ambient landscape movie Koyaanisqatsi, as well as the thrilling drama the Truman Show, about that dude we're all watching on TV (who, ironically, is Jim Carrey). 'Candyman' is one of his most renowned soundtracks,...view item »


The Beta Band
Heroes To Zeroes

I used to love The Beta Band. The 1st 3 Ep's were so fine..... Since then I've had a love/ hate affair with 'em. They haven't recreated the early magic as much as they used to.... there's the odd track here and there.... Anyhoo they have a new album out which undeniably sounds like 'em and it's a bit more polished...view item »


Pom Poko
Birthday

Norwegian group Pom Poko drop their debut LP on Bella Union. The group cite a pretty mixed bag of influences - Death Grips and Ali F...view item »


Pussyliquor
What Of It?

Empowerment over shame is the name of the game for young Brighton five-piece Pussyliquor on new EP What Of It? The disgrace of toxic misogyny and social inequality are what led them to come together and pound out this provocative, alt-rocky punk music; in their own words: “Inequality cannot last / So shove your archaic vie...view item »


TOY
Happy In The Hollow

Here come TOY with their fourth album but their first for the Tough Love label. Like previous work it touches on the cornerstones of post-punk, kraut-rock, electronica and folk but this time comes with a directness perhaps missing from earlier work. Recorded both at their home studios and with ace producer Dan Carey, this propul...view item »


Booker Stardrum
Temporary etc.

NNA Tapes (Kalbells, Matthewdavid’s Mindflight) drop a record of intriguing percussion experiments from Booker Stardrum. Hav...view item »


Amanaz
Africa

Amanaz were one of the premium exponents of Zambia's Zamrock music, and Africa is one of the premium examples of their sound. The fuzz guitars and the shuffling, driving drums back up a gnarled-up vocal style, as the group actively rage against colonialism’s legacy. Double LP reissue on Now-Again....view item »


Ultramarine
Signals Into Space

Signals Into Space is the seventh album by electronic duo, Ultramarine. They made their first recordings for Les Disques Du Crépuscule way back in 1990. Signals Into Space sees the duo working with Anna Domino and saxophonist Iain Bellamy. It was conceived in their rehearsal space - a roo...view item »


Tanzania Albinism Collective
White African Power (We Live In Danger) / Stigma Everywhere

If you live in Tanzania and are albino, life is damn hard. The country’s albino population have long been attacked, ostracised and persecuted. Many are abandoned by their families on Ukerewe, an inland island that can only be reached by a four-hour ferry trip. In 2016 the Tinariwen producer Ian Brennan tra...view item »


Added to site: Monday 22nd October 2018

Jäh Division
Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again (Deluxe Edition)

Jah Division! Just as the name would lead you to expect, this project is a dub take on the works of Joy Division. Pretty funny. But wait! At the controls is a bunch of Brooklyn experimental miscreants, including members of the great Oneida! Dub Will Tear Us Apart… Again (Deluxe Editio...view item »


Beirut
Gallipoli

Zach Condon aka Beirut celebrates the 11th anniversary of not using the farfisa organ he used to write his first two albums by dragging it wheezing out of retirement to help get things back on track after the so so so No No No. After breaking his arm (no explanation given), he spent an intense month in a semi-isolated s...view item »


Our Lady Of The Flowers
Holiday In Thule

Our Lady of the Flowers is Rod Modell (Deepchord, cv313, Echospace), so before we list the other names you can be sure of hearing gorgeous atmospherics of degraded sound, impeccable bass production and crackling background hiss. He’s joined by less familiar friends Kevin D...view item »


Added to site: Friday 19th October 2018

Andrew Hung
An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Fuck Button, producer and solo artist Andrew Hung has created the original soundtrack to curious oddball rom-com film An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn. Th...view item »


Added to site: Wednesday 17th October 2018

Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe

A very weird coincidence occurred a couple of months back that sorta freaked me out a little. I'd been recently listening to a compilation called ‘Women In Electronic Music’ and heard a track called ‘Appalachian Grove I’ by Laurie Spiegel. I had heard some of her music previously but not this track and so I dec...view item »


Khana Bierbood
Strangers From The Far East

Khana Bierbood are Thai band who came up with their blend ‘60s surf, ‘70s garage rock and traditional sounds after hours of jamming together. Their name, which translates into English as Strange Brew, gives further clues to their influences. The band have been together since 2012, but ...view item »


Mike Cooper
White Shadows In The South Seas

Mike Cooper has lived a long and interesting life, but the septuagenarian shows no signs of slowing by the evidence of this delightful collection of delightfully weird, restless concrete exotica which is massaging my ears as I type. It’s a difficult album to describe because it spans so many styles over ...view item »


The Saxophones
Songs of the Saxophones

The Saxophones started as the solo project of Alex Erenkov. He wanted to incorporate some basic percussion into his sound so recruited his wife, Alison Alderdice, which also meant he could take her on tour with him. As you can probably tell from the cover of Songs Of The Saxaphones, he’s quite fond of her. Their influences...view item »


Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam
Blackout Cowboy

Robert Pollard is referenced in the press release for the new album by Birmingham's Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam. They say it is because they’re comparing the band’s prolific nature to his, but I think the real reason is that the band have taken their name from a ye...view item »


You Tell Me
You Tell Me

You Tell Me is the new project from Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow’s Sarah Hayes. After working together on the last Field Music album, Open Here,(check out the closing track ‘Find A Way To Keep Me’ to hear S...view item »


Added to site: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Angelo De Augustine
Tomb

We absolutely loved Angelo De Augustine's Swim Inside the Moon LP here at the towers and so are exited to hear this follow up in which label boss and all round quiet genius  Sufjan Stevens guests. De Augustine's sound in fact isn't that far away from Steven's hushed balladry,lots of creaking acoustic guitars, quie...view item »


Yann Tiersen
ALL

Emotive ivories motifsmith Yann Tiersen has a new studio, venue and community centre named The Eskal on ol’ Ushant, the Breton Celtic Sea island he calls home. ALL is...view item »


Mark Sultan
Let Me Out

Mark Sultan is described as an entrepreneur on his Wikipedia page for some reason. No citation. There are citations for his being part of the messy garage rock set playing with the likes of Black Lips and King Khan. And Let Me Out is messy garage rock. Guitars, heartfelt...view item »


Rob
Hell Fire

Tambourine Party presents a reissue of Hellfire by singular Ghanaian discosmith Rob “Roy” Raindorf, an album sidelined in its time due to waning local interest ...view item »


Specimens
In The Dust Of Idols

Let the existential malaise of winter well and truly set in, and do it to the new Specimens record. The boss of the excellent emerging label First Terrace, Alex Ives' solo work is marked by a keen ear for the various modes of ambient music, from Lawrence English's potent and fuzzy drone to the loops of William Bas...view item »


Added to site: Monday 15th October 2018

RY X
Unfurl

Ry X, real name, Ry Cumming, is an Australian singer/songwriter but not the kind who sits there with a guitar and strums his feelings away. He builds soundscapes with skittering drums and clicks and gently sings his heart out over them. It could be said there’s a similarity to Bon Iv...view item »


Tallies
Tallies

Tallies are very new and very upbeat indie-pop four-piece from Toronto, Canada. From their guitar work influences such as The Durutti Column and Johnny Marr, are clear to see, whilst the vocals hint at the Cocteau Twins and The Sundays...view item »


Added to site: Saturday 13th October 2018

Hellfish & Bryan Fury
Baby Eaters

Who are these babies and what are they eating? It’s double trouble with Hellfish and Brian Fury, here showing us the importance of hyphens on their new single Baby Eaters. It’s a vibrant trip through some truly shocking, provocative hardcore techno - pummeling, crushed beats and grisly samples. Reall...view item »


Added to site: Friday 12th October 2018

Cardopusher
A Convenient Excuse Pt.1

Catalan weirdo Cardopusher returns to Boysnoize (Jensen Interceptor, Spank Rock) with the first instalment in his A Convenient Excuse series. The five tunes of Pt. 1 are rough and ready club takes which combine several strands of techno to good effect. Acid, ja...view item »


Kagoule
Strange Entertainment

Twee-grungers Kagoule return to the fray with their sophomore LP Strange Entertainment. Now on Alcopop! after a stint with Earache, the band settle into their new surroundings with a playful record of loud-quiet-loud fare. Tracks like ‘Bad Saliva’ have a sort of pumped-up ...view item »


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