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"Nothin' lasts forever / And we both know hearts can change / And it's hard to hold a candle / In the cold November rain" So wept Guns and Roses and we all know how bleak and wet that cold November Rain can be. Especially in the North of England. So with the penultimate month of the year looming, let's take a look at some upcoming things to brighten our days.   
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A New Line (Related)
Our Lady Of Perpetual Fucking Succour

A long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed self titled debut (Dead Albatross nominated no less), this is a four track EP of minimal techno repetition from Andrew Johnson (Hood/Remote Viewer). With roots in the deep dark dub of pioneers such as Terrence Dixon, Johnson has been influenced by recent collaborations with Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare) and has stripped his sound back to ultra repetitive beats and hypnotic dance floor jams. There are four tracks on the vinyl plus extra remixes on the download (Beppu, Perfume Advert, Maxim Wolzyn, the Humble Bee and Northerner).   **INITIAL COPIES COME WITH BONUS SIGNED POSTCARD** 
  • Vinyl 12" (HAM012)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Ablaze! #11

Given that Ablaze! #10 appeared in 1993, it is perhaps surprising to see #11 of this renowned Leeds / Manchester zine suddenly landing on us. This relaunch issue features Sleaford Mods, Laetitia Sadier, Hysterical Injury and many more; not to mention an article titled ‘Behind the scenes at Norman Records’...


Adele returns! I see she’s sticking to the age-themed album titles, so here we have 25. You can expect to hear about 5 of these tracks in heavy circulation over the next year, so get in early and hear them in the context of the record! More grandiose pop-soul, showcasing that unfathomably popular voice (and those overly pained emotions). On XL Recordings.

Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn
Cubist Blues

Alex Chilton (Big Star), Alan Vega (Suicide) and Ben Vaughn (er, mostly solo) made only one album together, intensely improvising together. The result, Cubist Blues, is a darkly atmospheric trip, sounding not quite like anything else. Originally released in 1994, this has been remastered and features an exclusive new interview in the liner notes.

You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having

This 10th anniversary reissue of left-field hip-hop crew Atmosphere’s classic You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having album is a real treat for fans. The original album is bolstered by previously unheard instrumental versions, the whole thing spread across four pieces of coloured vinyl in a fancy quad-fold sleeve. On Rhymesayers.

Bersarin Quartett

Massive draws here for fans of Deaf Center, or A Winged Victory for the Sullen, and even add in a bit of Bohren und der Club of Gore for good measure. Melancholia fully explored in these releases, and slowed to an unbearable halt. Layers of strings, synths and distorted swells. Thomas Bücker’ Bersarin Quartett’s third release in this series.

Bill Ryder-Jones
West Kirby County Primary

Ex-Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones wrote and recorded West Kirby County Primary in the bedroom he grew up in at his Mother’s house. The album, his third, was then given some TLC at Liverpool’s Parr Studios. The lyrics are personal to the point that you feel you are listening in when you shouldn’t be. The melodies are soft and gentle with memorable choruses. The album is perhaps most reminiscent of the recent Hooton Tennis Club LP which he produced. He has also played as a live guitarist with Arctic Monkeys and produced The Wytches recently. West Kirby County Primary is available as a deluxe vinyl LP with bonus 7” which is exclusive to independent retailers, standard LP and CD.

Stonemilker (Patten Rework)

This release is part of Bjork’s Vulnicura remix series, wherein an artist favoured by the Icelandic queen is given a single sided 12” to reimagine one of the album’s tracks. Patten produces a shuffling, heavily processed rendition of Stonemilker. Pressed to translucent vinyl in a sleeve that has been die-cut with the Vulnicura wound.

I'm Down With That

Boss joins up members of Warpaint, All We Are, veteran session player Sarah Jones, and Speedy Wunderground label-head Dan Carey (who has recently collaborated on Bat for Lashes’ side project Sexwitch). The resulting synth pop is, well, lovely, as well as damn catchy. Limited to only 250 copies, with a dub version on the B-side.

Cinerama / Harkin
The Girl From The DDR (Live) / National Anthem Of Nowhere

Two spin-off bands share a split 7” here. Harkin is Sky Larkin’s Katie Harkin performing solo, and she’s decided to cover Apostle Of Hustle’s ‘National Anthem of Nowhere’. On the flip is The Wedding Present moonlighting as Cinerama, but playing a Wedding Present song. Convoluted eh? On Come And Play, with some of the proceeds going to a Leeds disability charity.

Circus Devils
Stomping Grounds

Stomping Grounds is the thirteenth album by Circus Devils, the band fronted by indie-rock’s most prolific man, Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices, Ricked Wicky). Stomping Grounds is an album of two halves: side one is packed with thrusting rock ‘n’ roll whilst side two explores a more adventurous psychedelic and proggy path.

Darren Hayman

English songwriter Darren Hayman returns with another album of stripped down songwriting in Florence. With 14 albums to his name Hayman offers a steady hand of experience and a DIY aesthetic. Written and recorded in his friend’s apartment in Firenze, Italy, it’s a homely collection of acoustic guitar numbers. Out on vinyl LP from Fika.

David Bowie
Golden Years

A neat little picture disc for all the heavy-duty David Bowie fans out there. Golden Years on the A-side and a single edit of Station To Station on the AA-side: can’t really fault that can you? The 40th anniversary 7” has a fetching picture of 70’s Bowie on each side, one shot previously unissued. On Parlophone.

Atmospherica Vol. 1

Deepchord’s recent album Ultraviolet Music is a work of serious dub techno mastery, and it obviously makes sense for a few of those tracks to be given a dancefloor-friendly life of their own on this 12”. Atmospherica Vol. 1 follows on from plenty of releases for Modern Love and echospace [detroit] over the years. Coloured vinyl LP, out on the Soma label.

Low: Live In Chicago

Commissioned to cover a whole David Bowie record, the band Disappears naturally chose Low, one of the absolute greats. They manage the challenge pretty effectively, simultaneously sounding close to the original record whilst also being audibly themselves. Their live rendition has been pressed to orange vinyl and packed in a PVC sleeve by Sonic Cathedral.

Eric Feremans
The Antwerp Killer

Supposedly this is “one of the rarest vinyl horror soundtracks of all time”, so plenty of reason for B-movie / synth-score fans to be excited: you can finally get your hands on The Antwerp Killer! Eric Feremans designed many of the synthesisers used here himself, which explains how he knows how to use them to create precisely the right tense affect. Reissue on Finders Keepers.

Fabio Frizzi
The Beyond

The Beyond was one of director Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell trilogy of horror films: naturally it comes with a cult soundtrack. Here it is the work of Fabio Frizzi, producing spooky, funky, busy accompaniment to scenes of tension and extreme violence. The record has been re-mastered for this vinyl release, sleeved with exclusive photographs. On Death Waltz.

FKA Twigs

Following on from the critical success of her debut album, LP 1, FKA Twigs goes all Aphex Twin with the title of her new EP, M3LL155X. Lyrically she deals with feminist and political issues. FKA Twigs has directed videos for four of the songs on the EP which are to be viewed as one continuous piece of work. The whole thing makes for a strong statement of her intent as an artist.
  • Vinyl 12" (YT142)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy


Goldmund, aka Keith Kenniff has apparently had great success squeezing his music into films and adverts and such, which makes sense in some ways: he writes very elegant, dramatic piano music. But also, most of Sometimes is just as dark as the sleeve art suggests: I can’t imagine many of these tracks making me want to buy any lifestyle accessories. On Western Vinyl.

Hieroglyphic Being
The Acid Documents

Previously only available as a CD of only 100 copies, the fantastic Soul Jazz Records bring us The Acid Documents by Hieroglyphic Being on coloured double vinyl LP limited to 1000 copies. The music is a collection of odd-ball, DIY-electronica with echoes of Frankie Knuckles and Sun Ra. Strange, pulsating and enthralling electro.

James Ferraro
Skid Row

Skid Row is James Ferraro’s follow up to the 2013 album NYC Hell 3 a.m. Like its predecessor, Skid Row is an exercise in neo-brutalism, here however, he has thrown his own deconstructed versions of thrash, modern classical and country music into the mix. The album was recorded in L.A. and the lyrics, which started out as poems addressing the state of society, soak up what Ferraro sees around him: excess, poverty, racism and police brutality.

Recollected Ambient Works Vol. 1: Bored of Excitement

This is not Kid606 as you would probably know him. Don’t expect any kind of glitched out beat madness here. And even as the Ambient works esque title would suggest, it’s not Aphex Twin esque either. During a mentally tough time for Miguel De Pedro he decided to strip everything back to literally just piano. A bigger challenge than he thought, taking 3 years to completion and release. Intriguing to say the least, and a good warm up for his new album next year.

Recollected Ambient Works Vol. 2: Escape To Los Angeles

The second installment in Kid606(but not “Kid606”)’s delve into ambience shifts focus away from solo piano onto synthesis, field recordings and string sections. Again, no hint of drums or percussion, but waves of sound melded together, documenting more turbulent times in his life. This is a very different side to Miguel De Pedro.

Kurt Cobain
Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings

Montage of Heck - The Home Recordings is the long awaited soundtrack to the only fully authorised documentary about grunge legend Kurt Cobain. This album contains early home recordings, including snippets of what would become full Nirvana songs, made by Cobain giving an intimate view of his creative process. Available on 31 track vinyl LP and CD.


Lamb released 5 (suitably enough, their fifth album) in 2011, the first recorded results of their reformation after a half-decade away. People seemed to like it, so it is now reissued in deluxe style by Music On Vinyl, who have pressed up 1000 copies to 180g silver vinyl. This version also includes two bonus tracks, one featuring Damien Rice.

Mark Lanegan
One Way Street

Calling all Mark Lanegan fans! The first five solo albums that the gravel-voiced singer released, gathered together in full as a 6LP set. From solo debut The Winding Sheet to latest collection Field Songs, it’s all here. One Way Street features reproduction sleeves and heavyweight vinyl, all put together by Sub Pop.

Mark Van Hoen

You may remember Mark van Hoen from such experimental electronics projects as Seefeel and The Locust, or from. On Nightvision though, he returns to solo work to follow up on recent releases on Editions Mego and The Tapeworm. This is a set of semi-ambient, synth-driven exploratory pieces, released in a limited edition on the Saint Marie label.

Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock
Two Wolves

Marry Waterson is deeply immersed in England’s folk tradition, often performing with her family The Waterson Family (not to mention her cousin Eliza Carthy). For Two Wolves, she worked with fellow traveller David A. Jaycock, to produce a delicate set of songs that reflect on subjects including her family. On One Little Indian.

Asleep In The Deep

As an exciting accompaniment to their recent full-length Once More Round The Sun, Mastodon release stand-out track Asleep In The Deep in attractive picture disc format (with an exclusive instrumental version on the B-side. Notably, rather than the image being a metaller-than-thou piece of blood and violence, they’ve chosen the pensive stare of a cat. Very welcome.

Matt Berry & The Maypoles
Matt Berry & The Maypoles Live

The fact that actor / man-with-a-remarkable-voice Matt Berry is releasing albums and touring with his band The Maypoles may come as a surprise to some, but it shouldn’t really, as Berry has been making music for years. This live recording captures an on-form set of their prog-folk, and comes on CD, or as either standard or limited edition coloured gatefold vinyl.


Theurgy is a record that works within the rich heritage of early 70’s ambient-komische synth tweakers. Melodien’s tracks tend to be warm and comforting in their melodies, whilst also sliding along with machine-cool efficiency. This yellow vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies only, out on Deep Distance.

Panda Bear
Crosswords EP

If you just can't get enough Animal Collective/Panda Bear/Avey Tare etc etc etc then here's a five track EP which contains absolutely no songs whatsoever off Panda Bear's recent 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' record. Instead there are three completely new tracks and two older reworked ones all recorded under the watchful eye of Sonic Boom. If you liked that 'Meets the Grim Reaper' opus then this is a surefooted enough follow on. 

Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus
The Gift of Tears

Can’t beat a name like that eh? But can you live up to it? The answer, in the case of Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus, is probably yes: they are appropriately unusual and mysterious, even cult-like. 1987 debut album The Gift Of Tears is being issued for the first time ever on vinyl, in a remastered edition of 1000 copies. Sink into this odd world.


In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ride’s debut, they are re-releasing Nowhere with loads of extra goodies. With an expanded 15-track version of the album, as well as live recordings from their concert at London's Town & Country Club in March 1991. As well as a photo booklet. All wrapped up in some pretty special packaging.

Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree
Live In London

Live In London documents a St John Session between famed Japanese composer and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto and American sound experimentalist Taylor Deupree. They melded with one another perfectly on stage, carefully exploring sonic nooks together. 1000 double vinyl copies (with a nice print) on new Vinyl Factory venture ThirtyThree ThirtyThree.

Six Organs of Admittance
Hexadic II

Ben Chasny continues to draw on his self-devised quasi-mystic system of charts and cards to produce Hexadic II, a totally different Six Organs Of Admittance album to Hexadic. These pieces focus on acoustic instruments, exploring space and sound in inscrutable ways. Released as a vinyl LP or as a cassette, on Drag City.

Songs In A&E

Songs In A&E is Spiritualized’s 2008 record, themed around some intense mortality fears following on from Jason Pierce’s life-threatening time in hospital. Plays well into classic Pierce themes: lots of God, lots of Devil, and lots of drugs. The reissue, from Sanctuary, is on CD or an attractive white vinyl 2LP set.

Sunburned Hand of The Man
Mind Of A Brother

First ever release by wild-riding collective Sunburned Hand Of The Man, put together back in the late 90’s. For once, the music journalist’s cliche of ‘on-acid’ is appropriate, as the group’s strange improvised sputterings heard here were mostly made under the influence. Mind Of A Brother is reissued on LP with CDr by Feeding Tube Records.

Sunn O)))

As any fool know, there’s none more heavy than Sunn O))). They’ve been collaborating a lot recently, both apart with various other projects and together with Scott Walker and Ulver, but at last we now have a pure new Sunn record! Kannon leans extra hard on the metal apparently, so look forward to that. On Southern Lord.

White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Swans are an American experimental rock who had their origins in the New York No Wave scene of the early ‘80s. They are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. White Light From The Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life are two of their classic albums from their early ‘90s period. Both complete albums are presented here as a box set available on CD and Vinyl, both versions come with an 18 track CD of bonus material.

Tess Parks
Blood Hot

Tess Parks has recently been working closely with Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre (see this year’s I Declare Nothing), but this release brings us back to her strong and smoky solo debut. Blood Hot was released in 2013, and now makes a welcome return on wax.
  • Vinyl LP (OPT4-018)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Mini Album Thingy Wingy

Mini Album Thingy Wingy features seven new tracks by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Anton Newcombe recorded the songs over the last year in his Berlin studio. Initially influenced by The Rolling Stones’ psychedelic phase, Newcombe has been incorporating ‘90s shoegaze, middle eastern and Brazilian influences into later recordings. On 10” red double vinyl with exclusive artwork (for the fans!), Clear vinyl 12” LP and CD.

The Sisters of Mercy

Floodland was the first album produced by Sisters Of Mercy version two, released in 1987. One of the most successful examples of their morose gothery. This box-set reissue is a sprawling beast, adding the three 12” singles released in the same period, each of which is rich with alternate and extended mixes and non-album B-sides. On Rhino

Modern Dancing

The sound of TRAAMS is the sound of a few friends rollicking through some tuneful post-punk numbers. Modern Dancing cuts straight into action and doesn’t let up much over the course of eleven tracks. Pristinely produced by MJ of Hookworms, this second TRAAMS record is available as CD or limited orange coloured vinyl.

Tropic of Cancer
Archive: The Downwards Singles

Blackest Ever Black consider Tropic Of Cancer’s The Dull Age / Victims to be more or less their foundational text apparently, so fans of the label will be glad to see it brought into the fold and re-pressed (alongside 2011 tunne Be Brave) as Archive: The Downwards Singles. Dark post-techno of premium quality.

Tropic of Cancer
Stop Suffering

Fitting nicely alongside Blackest Ever Black’s reissuing of Tropic Of Cancer’s Downwards Singles is this new work, the first we’ve heard since 2013. Stop Suffering opens out from the dancefloor into what could almost be called songcraft, though still swathed in heavy club melancholy. Rad.

The Vinyl Box

In gloriously awkward fashion, Belgian label Cramboy celebrates the 38th anniversary of experimental post-punkers Tuxedomoon with a deluxe 10LP box set. Complete with a 28 page 12” book the set contains the band’s nine studio albums on vinyl and an additional album of previously unreleased tracks. Contains download code for the whole lot.

Ty Segall
Ty Rex

Ty Rex is the name under which garage-rock wunderkind Ty Segall covers the material of Marc Bolan’s T-Rex, as you do. This record compiles an EP and a 7”, both long out of print, and adds an exclusive new version of ‘20th Century Boy’. The project is clearly borne of love, and sounds pretty wild. Out on Goner Records.

William Onyeabor
Good Name

Plenty of people fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his collected works! No need to resort to bootlegs any more. Good Name dates from 1983, and contains just two, side-long tracks of funky wonder.

William Onyeabor
Crashes In Love (Version 1)

Plenty of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue! Crashes In Love was Onyeabor’s first record, and is out there in two different forms. This is the original, ‘normal instruments’ mix.

William Onyeabor
Great Lover

A lot of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue, taking his gorgeous music out of the realms of bootlegs and onto your record player. Great Lover was originally released in 1981, and features four good-sized jams.