Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399

June Pre-orders

What do we know about June? Well I understand it has a moon. The Go Betweens told us to 'Wait Until June'...and the Euros are on.  So let's take a look at what is upcoming to pre-order in this hot month.   
Please note that this promotion officially ended on Monday June 20th 2016. Any discounted items may now have returned to full price, and other items may no longer be available at all. If you missed out on this promotion then sign up for our email alerts so that you stand a better chance of not missing out on the next one.
« Previous promotion Next promotion »

1-35 of 35 items.

Show page list »
Show filters »

alt-J
Live At Red Rocks

The full package coming from everyone’s favourite band with the strange vocals, alt-J. Live at Red Rocks is their first live album coming from their concert in Colorado in 2015. This 75 minute double LP or CD has all the hits that you’d expect and even a DVD and Blu-ray of it all. The box set comes in a handmade box with a 32-page book and a necklace. A nice package this one, no matter the format you get it on.

Angel Olsen
My Woman

Angel Olsen has made some really good records that are sorta singer and quite songwriter but equally rock and quite roll, too: Burn Your Fire was a complex and sprawling record at times, jubilantly anthemic at others, and occasionally isolated in its acoustic balladry. 'My Woman' is her third record and it plans to maintain the reverence to reverb and raucousness that went along with the quiet, lo-fi moments. 

Beautify Junkyards
Other Voices 08

Beautify Junkyards sound like the perfect Ghost Box band. Their music is full of hazy 1960s memories, harpsichords and hazed out vocals. We hear bits of Broadcast, Pink Floyd and Nick Nicely in their swirling sound. This limited release on the Other Voices series should turn a few people on who missed their  2015 album 'The Beast Shouted Love'.

Factory Floor
25 25

Eagerly-awaited second full-length album from Factory Floor, now operating as a duo. 25 25 continues the group’s journey straight to the heart of the dancefloor, with a tightly stripped-down, boldly minimal approach. Synths and drums and vocals alike are strictly controlled for maximum industrial efficiency. CD or double LP edition on DFA.

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project
Revisionist History

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project’s Revisionist History isn’t a proper new album or a regular compilation: in typically unusual style, old tracks from a 3 decade history have been reworked and reconstructed into new shapes. As well as the CD, which comes packaged with a length of vintage Project reel-to-reel tape, a whole extra hour of material is available via download code.

Health&Beauty
NO SCARE

Health&Beauty (their spacing) have been around a long, long time (since 2003 in fact) so why are they cutting through now? Well it's perhaps that this version of the band that backed Ryley Walker on his incredible 'Primrose Green'. We know then that they have 'chops'. The music here appears to be jagged indie rock. Let's give 'em a chance eh?   

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.     

Jenny Hval
Blood Bitch

We here at Norman love Jenny Hval, so this new album is a happy occasion for us. Blood Bitch engages with black metal, 70’s horror films and menstruation, ending up in a typically fantastic experimental song-suite. Oh, and Norwegian noise heavyweight Lasse Marhaug is on production duties too! On Sacred Bones.

Joanna Gruesome
Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)

The first release from Welsh group Joanna Gruesome since the departure of their vocalist, Pretty Fucking Sick (Of it All) brings in a new vocalist and keys. The tune is about being pursued by intelligence operatives and set in Llangrannog in Wales (which is a lovely place actually). Some more good ol’ shouty punk rock from the group. 7” vinyl. Edition of 300.

John Cage Meets Sun Ra
The Complete Concert

A meeting of two great but very different musical minds. John Cage, known for his avant-garde experimentalism (involving de-tuned televisions, radios and occasionally… just silence) and Sun Ra, a free form jazz surrealist, often implementing improvisation which Cage was known to despise. This was recorded in 1986, at the abandoned freak show at Coney Island. Where else? Clear double vinyl makes it even better, yah. 

John Williams
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Hologram Vinyl

Everybody loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So did you. So did we. That's why you need John Williams’ epic soundtrack on vinyl - so you can show the world you're practically a Jedi yourself. And not just on any ordinary 180 gram 2xLP, but on holographic vinyl. That’s right. Just train a flashlight on the discs to see space ships.

Kreng
Camino - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

This is Kreng's score to the 2015 adventure thriller 'Camino' starring Zoe Bell (not Zoe Ball as I misread). The soundtrack has been compared to the dark-ish pop of Nine inch Nails but also has electronic elements and may appeal to fans of Mogwai's recent soundtrack work.  It all comes in deluxe packaging with booklet.  

Lake Ruth
Actual Entity

Limited on vinyl to 400 copies, the debut album by cinematic pop trio Lake Ruth comes hot on the heels of sold-out single 'The Inconsolable Jean Claude'. Singer Allison Brice has found herself compared to both Kate Bush and Sarah Cracknell, but the music lends itself more to 1960s psychedelia-cum-90s pop. Think Nancy Sinatra meets Broadcast. 

Laraaji & Sun Araw
Professional Sunflow

Laraaji’s come a long way ever since being discovered by Brian Eno in 1979. Whodathunk he’d find himself singing and playing his zither in Germany and Switzerland alongside experimental music maker Sun Araw? Not us, that’s for sure. Professional Sunflow features live recordings from Leipzig and Lausanne. Electric rhythms and soundscapes, accompanied by guitar and keys, lift up the heartfelt vocals into long, beautiful and disorienting jams.

Martha
Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart

Produced by MJ from Leeds psychedelic noise Gods Hookworms, this is Durham-spawned power pop outfit Martha's second album. Comprising J. Cairns and Daniel Ellis on guitars, Naomi Griffin on bass and Nathan Stephens Griffin (drums), with all four members providing the vocals and song writing, Martha (which is none of their names) do upbeat pop with highbrow lyrics inspired by Coronation Street and supermarkets. Choose between mustard and blue-with-orange-splatter vinyl. Ah Hell, get both. 

Max Richter
Perfect Sense (Original Film Soundtrack)

Richter has been getting his toes right under that soundtrack table of late and rightly so, his music is a perfect fix for any tear drenched movie experience. This is a release of the 2011 science fiction drama which starred none other than Ewan McGregor. Expect heartbroken pianos and cellos weeping.    

Metronomy
Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)

The great thing about Metronomy is that their career is a journey....you don't quite get the same thing each time round. This, their remarkably titled debut, shows a sound miles away from the pleasant pop of 'Love Letters'. It's wild electronica with fuzzy guitar riffs and nary a vocal in sight. First time on vinyl from this previously much sought after artefact.  

Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal
Johannesburg

Professional waistcoat wearers Mumford and Sons team up with Sengalese singer / guitarist Baaba Mal in this somewhat unexpected collaboration, recorded in Johannesburg with Sweden's Johan Hugo (AKA The Very Best). Expect the usual Mumford fare, but with some added African vocals which are nice. 

Neil Young & Promise of the Real
Earth

Neil Young is no stranger to the live album having released 7 of them previously. On Earth, he is backed by Promise of the Real, a band fronted by Willie Nelson’s sons, Lukas and Micha. The songs are plucked from classic albums Ragged Glory (1990) and After The Gold Rush (1970) along with his latest studio album The Montesano Years. The album runs for an uninterrupted 98 minutes and contains songs that Neil Young has written about living on our wonderful yet fragile planet.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree

The subject of a much-anticipated forthcoming documentary by Andrew Dominik, 'Skeleton Tree' is the latest offering from much-revered Aussie dark overlord Nick Cave and his inimitable Black Seeds. Hot on the heels of 2013's critically acclaimed 'Push the Sky Away', this new work will no doubt delight Cave's many admirers. Released the day after the film, the mood of the record will no doubt touch on its themes.

Okkervil River
Away

After leaving us in the dark since 2013’s The Silver Gymnasium, mystery surrounded Texas folk rockers Okkervil River. Apart from some digital singles in 2014, we didn’t know what was going on, but now frontman Will Sheff is clearing things up. Away is somewhere between a true Okkervil River album and a solo effort, but it’s definitely the continuation of something old and the start of something new. And high time at that!

Omni
Deluxe

Featuring former members of Deerhunter, post-punk outfit Omni hail from Atlanta, Georgia. The band combine über-precise beats and riffs with laid back Talking Heads style vocals. Recorded in the bands own practice space by Carnivores' Nathaniel Higgins, you can stay old school with the traditional black vinyl, or, for the more adventurous, why not try the purple?

Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Dudley Moore Trio
Bedazzled – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

First ever legal re-press of legendary soundtrack from Pete and Dud which is a mixture of pop, jazz, psych and daft stuff. The soundtrack has been a collectors item for some time and suffered from dodgy early '90s bootlegs. this is the real deal and includes alternate versions and an improvised bonus segment by Pete and Dud themselves.   

Ryley Walker
Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

I would have happily waited ten years for another Ryley Walker album if it showed even half the brilliance of 'Primrose Green' but here is another one already. Walker is one of the most vital songwriters out there today and early indications of this oddly titled opus show that his lush ornate guitar playing is intact along with a sound that could be linked to fellow Chicago types Tortoise and Jim O' Rourke. The world should be excited.    

Slow Club
One Day All Of This Won't Matter Any More

Slow Club doesn’t exactly take it easy. Only a year after I Swam Out to Greet You, the duo, consisting of multi-instrumentalists Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor, is back. Working with American southern-folk producer Mathew E. White, the duo were able to reinvent their catchy slow pop style. Even if nothing really matters, One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore totally does matter.

Suicide
Suicide

The 1977 debut by Alan Vega and Martin Rev is a conceptual and sonic assault. Vega’s pithy lyrics and echoed rockabilly vocals over Rev’s seething, primitive beatbox and fuzzed-up synths are a simple and devastatingly effective combination. Ghost Rider and Rocket USA is a killer double whammy to open the album. Frankie Teardrop makes your neck hair stand up, and Springsteen fave Cheree calms you down again.

Suicide
Alan Vega Martin Rev

The follow-up to Suicide's 1977's legendary eponymous trail blazer. 'Alan Vega Martin Rev' (named after the two members of Suicide, in case that isn't obvious) was originally released in 1980 and produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. A lighter and fluffier animal than its predecessor, but still bearing a healthy kick of venom. Reissued on vinyl.

The Avalanches
Wildflower

Not many bands allow sixteen years to pass between their debut album and the follow-up, but Aussie electro-trip hop outfit The Avalanches aren't like many bands. Highly acclaimed first LP 'Since I Left You' attracted a lot of attention, and fans of the band (now sixteen whole years older) will no doubt be frothing at the mouth at the prospect of this unexpected renaissance. Lead track 'Frankie Sinatra' is a killer Vaudeville-inspired nutfest.

The Fall
Live At The Witch Trials

Originally released through the legendary punk label Step-Forward in 1979, Live At The Witch Trials by The Fall finally gets the reissue treatment for a new generation of fans. As a debut album it’s rugged and repetitive forging the template that Mark E. Smith would become famous for. Out on 2CD and 180 gram vinyl from Castle Music and Sanctuary.

The Fall
Dragnet

The second album from The Fall gets the reissue treatment here. Dragnet, recorded in 1979, established the routine to which Mark E. Smith would indefinitely adhere; new music and new members. In contrast to Live At The Witch Trials, Dragnet features decidedly muddy production, setting a precedent for future albums. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Castle Music and Sanctuary.

The Felice Brothers
Life In The Dark

The Felice Brothers are favourites of Uncut Magazine and make a soulful mix of rock, country and folk. The five-piece, who hail from Palenville in the Catskill Mountains, recorded and self-produced Life In The Dark in the garage of a farm in upstate New York. Expect catchy melodies, joyous harmonies and a good ol’ time.

The Hairs
While I Hated Life, Barbarian

Hair eh? What would we do without it. The Hairs are a freak-pop collective showing influences ranging from comic books to K Records to houseplants to Flying Nun to anxiety to prison stays. Sounds very promising indeed and the sort of crazy unique thing you may have read about in Bananafish circa '92.  

Various
The Rough Guide To A World Of Psychedelia

A bargain priced album showcasing global psychedelic right through from the '60s to the present day. Big representation from Latin America on here but also stuff from Africa and India all carefully selected to give you an overview off how the genre combined with politics and rebellion to create mind bending music.   

Various
Britxotica Goes East! : Persian Pop and Casbah Jazz From The Wild British Isles!

Ever long back for the time when Brittania still ruled the waves and had all these fancy islands? The kind folks at Trunk records have built you a vinyl time machine, so you can experience the glory of yore. Featuring 16 tracks of pre-Beatles overseas MIddle Eastern rock and pop, Britxotica Goes East!: Persian Pop and Casbah Jazz From The Wild British Isles! Is a magic lamp and 1001 nights rolled into one. Featuring tracks by Beverley Sisters and Reg Owen.

Wild Beasts
Boy King

Sporting a sleek new logo and a slick new sound, Kendal's biggest ever export (bar the mint cake) are back with their increasingly commercially-aimed sound that might give the Hot Chip's and the Metronomy's a run for their money. Where they once sang "The messed bottom bunked bed of the dead, this fouled fallen nest, this dried up drooping breast, I hold my hips at this comic apocalypse, the world's a whoopee wibbling wantlingly on my crooked seat", they now sing "That's how I get my bang".   Yup, things change....and not for the better, sadly.