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Upcoming album releases

Music never stops: as true in 2020 as it was in 2019, 2018 and all the rest. The most exciting drop of the year will surely be the 20th anniversary edition of David Gray’s ‘White Ladder’, but please also turn your attention to some of the other choice morsels on their way over the next twelve months. Here's what we know about the latest preorders and when they're due in.

Note: some of these dates aren't so much 'estimates' as 'guaranteed-to-be-wrong-near-guesses'. Sorry!
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

    Bent Lorentzen - Electronic Music

    One of the most important figures in early European electronic music in the late Sixties and early Seventies, using his classical training to formally explore new technology, Bent Lorentzen’s music was excavated for the 1987 retrospective compilation Electronic Music. Here, it gets a limited re-issue on vinyl, complete with hand-drawn graphic scores for the music on an insert. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

    Ulla - Tumbling Towards A Wall

    Following collaborations with Pontiac Streator and contributions to the bbliss and Quiet Time Tapes compilations is a first full-length album by Ulla. Consisting of eight tracks of hazy, dream-like instrumental explorations that prod at the subconscious, Tumbling Towards A Wall will be regarded as a highly inventive work within the modern ambient music scene.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

    Jonnine - Super Natural

    Beloved for her contributions to wonky alt-pop duo HTRK, Jonnine Standish strikes out on her own with a solo album for the Good Morning Tapes label. Released on cassette only, Super Natural is a fascinating document of the Australian artist exploring her own identity and overcoming creative impasses. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

    Torture Chain - The Ascent Of Deimos

    Complete with searingly distorted guitars and demonic vocals, Torture Chain's 'The Ascent of Deimos' is very much as satanic as its hellish name suggests. It all amounts to a mutated concoction, comprising mainly of greek black metal and a more archaic strain of American death metal. Explosive stuff.

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

    Slogun - The Pleasures Of Death

    Hospital Productions exhumes Slogun’s cult favourite 1997 album The Pleasures of Death, originally released on New York noise label Labyrinth. Caked in swathes of grimy analogue synthesisers, and boasting a black-and-white artwork bearing the names of various murderers, it’s an overdue reappraisal for a brutal and disquieting listening experience. 

    Due in: only 3 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wave

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Loop - Heaven's End

    I'll never forget when I picked up a copy of this one at a weird little antique shop in Nottingham for a couple of quid at the height of my psychedelia obsession. I'd never listened to 'em before but I'd only heard good things about this trio of feedback loving psych freaks. Greeted by big, meaty space rock riffing, heady atmospheres and Stooges-esque drone rock, 'Heaven's End' got continuous spins throughout that year at Uni and remains a favourite when I'm in the mood for some trance inducing fuzz-rock. Fans of the noisier end of shoegaze, MC5, The Stooges, Suicide, Telescopes and the Mary Chain will dig all of Loop's work.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Loop - A Gilded Eternity

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Shlohmo - Bad Vibes

    Bad Vibes was the debut release from West Coast producer Shlohmo (aka Henry Laufer). He has gone on to be a respected producer visual artist and clothes designer but here is where it all started. It showcased a laid back form of lo-fi hip-hop production that saw him compared with the likes of Flying Lotus as a purveyor of innovative vibey production. Friends of Friends who issued it back in the day present this 2020 issue of what has become an album of much influence in the intervening years.  

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    UR - Knights Of The Jaguar EP

    Another classic re-press from Underground Resistance with the legendary Knights of the Jaguar. A techno track but with a quite different sound to some of the other UR releases featuring heavy disco-influenced strings over melodic keys, soft drum patterns and a deep house almost balearic vibe. Infectious and uplifting and of course always in high demand on vinyl so now is your chance. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Loop - Fade Out

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Cassie - Cassie

    This is the first release on vinyl of electro R&B star Cassie's self titled, instant classic debut album. This ten track masterpiece of minimalist R&B has influenced a host of her contemporaries including Jamie xx, Four Tet, Hot Chip and Tri Angle Records since it’s original CD release in 2006 and it's not hard to see how with it’s tasteful arrangements, 80’s style synth samples and Cassie’s cold/eerie yet soulful vocals.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Pussy - Pussy Plays

    A deeply rare psych-pop obscurity from 1969, barely ever available to begin with and only sort-of reissued in 2009 by Record Collector magazine. But now, one can actually straightforwardly buy Pussy Plays, the only full-length record ever produced by Pussy. Contains everything that you love about the 60’s. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Hiroshi Yoshimura - Music For Nine Postcards

    Hiroshi Yoshimura was a pioneer of environmental music, parallel to Eno, Yoshimura created ambient music to fit with physical spaces, music to be in and live through. ...Nine Postcards is simply keyboard and rhodes played sweetly and softly. First vinyl reissue since its original release in 1982 with full reproduction of original artwork and sleeve plus new liner notes. For fans of Brian Eno’s ambient works.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective - My East Is Your West

    The reliable Sarathy Korwar presents live recordings from Church of Sound in London made with the versatile UPAJ Collective (among whose numerous members are bassist Dominico Angarano, sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun and vocalist Aditya Prakash). They interpret John McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane, Ravi Shankar and many others, resulting in quite the full-blown, exciting fusion project. Wonderful.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Doon Kanda - Labyrinth

    Surreal Gothic artist Jesse Kanda is, until now, known for his work as an artist with Bjork, FKA Twigs and Arca. Under the name Doon Kanda, he has started to make music. Labyrinth is his latest album on Hyperdub. His music sounds like his art looks, so with this, you can really judge an album by its cover.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Molina - Vanilla Shell

    Molina is Rebecca Molina, a producer and musician from Copenhagen. She makes experimental pop music. Her new 6 track EP, Vanilla Shell, features the tracks Venus and Hey Kids, which have both been critically acclaimed and have seen plenty of activity on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music, along with new single, Parasito.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Even As We Speak - Blue Suburban Skies

    The second single from long-running Sydney-based indie band Even As We Speak in late 1987, ‘Blue Suburban Skies’ became better known when bundled up with the ‘Goes So Slow’ single in 1990 to make a five-track EP on the famous Sarah Records. The original recording, with a cover of New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ on the reverse, now gets a 7” single re-issue via the Optic Sevens series. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    The Vaselines - Son Of A Gun

    A first-ever appearance on 7” vinyl for ‘Son of a Gun’, the classic jangle-pop debut single from Scottish cult heroes The Vaselines, a song which Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain loved enough to cover and bring wider attention to the group. First released in 1987 on 12”, two of the three tracks from that original issue - ‘Rory Rides Me Raw’ and the title track - appear on this limited edition coloured vinyl for Optic Nerve’s Optic Sevens series. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Bonny Light Horseman - Bonny Light Horseman

    Bonny Light Horseman is a coming-together of three of the most talented folk musicians and writers of the last few years - namely, Anaïs Mitchell (writer of Broadway hit ‘Hadestown’), Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats, The Shins) and Josh Kaufman (previously of The National). A performance at last year’s Eaux Claires festival snowballed into a full album collaboration. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    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. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Wire - Mind Hive

    Mind Hive is the new album by post-punk legends Wire. It follows on from their critically acclaimed 2017 album, Silver / Lead. That album left fans and critics believing the band had found the form of their late ‘70s heyday. Mind Hive may well have improved on that - and there’s the enticing prospect of one song, Be Like Them, featuring lyrics written in 1977 which were recently rediscovered. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    TNGHT - II

    Following their first well-received collaboration way back in 2012, one which has had an incredible amount of influence on the sound of seven years of pop, dance music luminaries Hudson Mohawke and Lunice finally get together once more for their second TNGHT EP. Simply titled II and fronted by the excellent new single ‘Dollaz’, it seeks to have the same effect as its beloved predecessor. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Depeche Mode - Mode

    Simply Mode. No Depeche. That's how big this is. 

    Have you ever dreamt of owning everything Depeche Mode have ever recorded? Well now is your chance. This 18CD collection compiles all their albums plus non album B sides etc from the rinky-dink pop of Speak and Spell right through to their last release to date 2017's Spirit. Comes in a big black cube and a 228 page booklet containing all of their very dark lyrics.  

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Chromatics - Closer To Grey

    David Lynch’s favourites Chromatics took their fans by surprise a month or so ago with the release of their first new album in seven years. Keeping their signature minimalistic synth-pop sound intact, Closer To Grey now arrives boasting resplendent covers of Simon & Garfunkel (‘The Sound of Silence’) and the Jesus & Mary Chain (‘On The Wall’). 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Black Lips - Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart

    Fire Records presents the ninth studio album from Atlantan garage rockers Black Lips, now veterans of the scene despite their notoriously riotous on-stage antics, vomiting and all. Barbed and vicious, Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart shows the band haven’t necessarily matured with age, but merely become more aware of the world around them. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Pender Street Steppers - Our Time

    Vancouver’s Pender Street Steppers are central to the dance scene based around Pender Street in the city with their mixed (record) bag of sounds. Here we have a new 12” from them on Mood Hut - Our Time. It features the title track in vocal and dub versions along with Falling, also in vocal and dub versions. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Basic Plumbing - Keeping Up Appearances

    If only this album didn't have such a tragic backstory then I'd be regaling you with Patricia Routledge-related jokes. Instead Basic Plumbing is made up of the final recordings of rather talented songsmith Patrick Doyle best known for his Boys Forever project who passed away in 2017.  This showcases his love for the Breeders and R.E.M and has been released in conjunction with his family with all profits going to LA’s LGBT Centre and CALM. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Jaz Coleman - Magna Invocatio - A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra Inspired by the Sublime Music of Killing Joke

    Jaz Coleman, front man of post punk band Killing Joke has always had a thing for classical music, despite his more obvious experimental rock leanings. He has always thought that the songs of Killing Joke have an untapped widescreen gorgeousness that orchestral sounds can bring to music. Magna Invocatio - A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra Inspired by the Sublime Music of Killing Joke was recorded with St Petersburg Philharmonic. With this project Coleman has sought to accentuate the beauty and melody of Killing Joke songs.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Supergrass - The Strange Ones: 1994-2008

    A super treat for Supergrass fans. We have a best of - Strange Ones: 1994-2008 - which will be available in various formats depending on what your wallet will allow. The headliner here is the 6LP box set with their original albums on picture disc and 13CDs including the albums, unreleased live performances, radio sessions acoustic sets, remixes, B-sides, non-album singles, acoustic versions, demos, out-takes and oddities and rarities - that’s a whole lotta tunes. Alternatively, there are the essential tracks on 2LP or CD which will supply you with hit after hit.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Citizen Bravo, Raymond MacDonald & Friends - Return To Y'Hup - The World Of Ivor Cutler

    Ivor Cutler was a Scottish legend. Beloved of John Peel, the singer, poet and humorist was a staple on left field BBC programmes throughout the '70s and '80s. Citizen Bravo and Raymond MacDonald have decided to reinterpret Cutlers work with help from a plethora of guest such as Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) and Tracy-Ann Campbell (Camera Obscura). Truly a loving tribute to the great man.    

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars - Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars present Incoherent American Narrative

    Experimental, avant-garde, free jazz and minimalist are words that have been used to describe the adventurous musical career of composer and double bass player Gavin Byars. It would suggest that he’s not scared of trying anything new. Following collaborations with equally adventurous characters such as Tom Waits, Brian Eno and Aphex Twin he has now teamed up with underground metal band Crowhurst. Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars present Incoherent American Narrative was recorded in an old hotel in the Pyrenees and matches metal drone that recalls Sunn O))) circa Monoliths with the albums Bryars recorded with the aforementioned Eno.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Wolf Parade - Thin Mind

    Having released the caustic Cry Cry Cry shortly after their reformation three years ago, Canadian post-punk revivalists Wolf Parade have wasted no time on their next project. Due for release in January, Thin Mind was produced by the celebrated indie aesthete John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Death Cab) and contains a loose narrative framed with post-apocalyptic themes. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Okay Kaya - Watch This Liquid Pour Itself

    British singer and frequent King Krule collaborator Kaya Wilkins presents her sophomore album under her solo Okay Kaya. Out in late January 2020 via Jagjaguwar, Watch This Liquid Pour has been described as “Sade for nihilists” - an accurate description of her melancholy, gauzy bedroom-soul. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Sarah Mary Chadwick - Please Daddy

    New Zealand singer / songwriter Sarah Mary Chadwick returns with Please Daddy. It is the follow up to her critically lauded 2018 live album The Queen Who Stole The Sky. That album was filled with heartbreaking catharsis. Please Daddy is an album written after a lifetime of pain - and she wrings every last drop out of herself on these raw, powerful songs.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Pet Shop Boys - Hotspot

    Unlucky for some, but lucky for you - Pet Shop Boys 13th album, Hotspot is here. It includes the single Dreamland which features Years & Years - a band that probably wouldn’t exist at all if it wasn’t for the Godfathers of chart friendly synth pop. Judging by the single, the duo are still capable of knocking out a decent tune too.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Yvonne Archer - Ain't Nobody

    Ain’t Nobody was originally a soul / funk hit for Rufus and Chaka Khan in 1983. Here, Jamaican singer Yvonne Archer presents a new reggae disco spin on the classic song. The 12” also features a slice of lovers rock with Checking Out The Way I Feel and dub and edit versions of the title track by Jura Soundsystem

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Glass Beach - The First Glass Beach Album

    Initially self-released back in the spring this year, The First Glass Beach Album now arrives on vinyl for the first time, coming in early 2020. This blue / red spatter double-vinyl package contains the 15 songs from the original record, with Glass Beach showing admirably little respect for genre boundaries over the hour-long experience. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Tom Noble - Flashlight / Flashlight (Masalo Remix)

    Couple of versions of Flashlight pressed onto 12" wax by house practitioner Tom Noble courtesy of Netherland imprint Rush Hour. This super loud pressing brings out the detail in his '80s house-style melodic jams and the flip is dedicated to a Italo-house rework by Masalo. Dreamy, hypnotic stuff.  

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga

    We all know and love Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith now after excellent albums such as Ears (2016) and The Kid (2017). 'Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga' was recorded in 2013 when Smith was finding her feet as a composer. After experimenting with various instruments and her voice, she settled on the Buchla 100 modular synth. This shows Smith’s burgeoning talent or original electronic composition.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Ever Isles - Cocoon

    Before Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith started wowing us all were her synth-made electronic compositions she was in Ever Isles, an indie-folk duo, with Jeremy Harris. She played classical guitar in the band. One day she discovered a particular modular synth - the Buchla 100 - she left the band to follow a different musical path. Cocoon is the only album they made. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    East Village - Hotrod Hotel

    East Village were an indie-pop band formed in 1986 by brothers Martin and Paul Kelly. Like a lot of cool bands of that period, they were influenced by the jangle of The Byrds and the melodies of The Beatles. They released a bunch of singles and one album, Drop Out, in their 5 year career. Hotrod Hotel is a compilation gathering together the best bits released on vinyl for the first time.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi

    Raw Like Sushi, the debut album by Neneh Cherry, was originally released 30 years ago. Here we have a deluxe expanded reissue. It included the massive hits Buffalo Stance and Manchild. Contributors to the album included 3D and Mushroom from Massive Attack and, looking very relaxed, on vibes, Nellee Hooper.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Yorkston/Thorne/Khan - Navarasa : Nine Emotions

    Navarasa : Nine Emotions is the third collaborative album between James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan. The trio blend their disparate influences (folk, jazz and Indian classical music) into a cross cultural record which explores the nine emotions of the arts  - including love, laughter, anger, sorrow, wonder, tranquility.  

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Nicolas Godin - Concrete and Glass

    Nicolas Godin is of course better known as one half of Air - the French duo, not the stuff that occasionally breaks into our concrete tower. This is his second album and features swathes of soft ambience, vocoders and lots of synths as Godin writes trademark pieces to soundtrack his favourite bits of architecture.  

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Phase Fatale - Scanning Backwards

    The second full length from Phase Fatale comes via Ostgut Ton. Phase Fatale is Berlin-based American DJ and producer Hayden Payne. He is known for his innovative take on techno, which brings elements of industrial electronics to the party, and his sound design. Scanning Backwards is the follow up to 2017’s Redeemer, which was released on Hospital Productions.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band - Just Like Moby Dick

    Outlaw country singer Terry Allen has been making music since the early seventies. His songs have been covered by all sorts of artists such as Guy Clark, David Byrne, Little Feat and Lucinda Williams. Kurt Vile counts himself among his fans. Just Like Moby Dick is his latest album full of songs laced with heartbreak and humour. It sees him backed by The Panhandle Mystery Band.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    En Attendant Ana - Juillet

    Julliet is the second album by French band En Attendant Ana. It is the follow-up to their 2018 debut, Lost & Found. Whilst their debut gave us a pretty good impression of their sophisticated indie-pop, this shows us ow good they really are. If you remember your GCSE french, you’ll realise that Julliet is French for July, which is, I'm told, when spring becomes summer. The band used this title as they feel that the album is also a transition into the new for them.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    John Foxx - Concrete and Organised Noise

    Concrete and Organised Noise is a collection of instrumental music by synth-whizz and one-time Ultravox singer, John Foxx. It was recorded in 1980 but never saw the light of day until it was released as part of 2018’s Metamatic box set. Now it is available as a stand alone LP for the first time.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser - In The Arctic Dreamtime

    This record documents the very first meeting of the experimental guitar duo of Henry Kaiser from the States and Ivar Grydeland from Norway. It seems they decided to warm up for their recording session while watching a 1925 Antarctic explorer documentary, and before they knew it they had recorded a full improvised soundtrack! Sometimes the inspiration (and the guitar notes) just flow don’t they? In The Arctic Dreamtime is released by Rune Grammofon.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Chris Lilley - The Fuck Song / Sweet Valley Remix

    Comedian Chris Lilley first appeared in the UK in high school spoof Summer Heights High. Now he has a show on Netflix called Lunatics. The Fuck Song is a kind of Beastie Boys pastiche, sung by his character Gavin McGregor and is taken from the show. The B-side is remixed by Sweet Valley - the duo made up from Wavves bloke Nathan Williams and his brother Joel from the band Roshi’s Garden

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Sheepy - Get Out My House

    Get Out Of My House is the third album Liverpool pop-punk band Sheepy. There is no doubting their ability for writing short punchy, hook-laden songs that will have the mosh pit bouncing. They also have a plan to get an entry in the Guinness Book Of Records for the speed at which they write songs. Fans of The Offspring and Green Day - this is for you. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    You've Got Foetus on Your Breath - Deaf

    You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath AKA Foetus is Australian musician JG Thirwell. He has had a number of aliases over the years: Clint Ruin Wiseblood and started the projects Manorexia, Xordox and Steroid Maximus. Deaf was originally released in 1981. It’s best described as weird noise electronic punk pop. Thirwell has collaborated with loads of artists over the years from Nick Cave to Lydia Lunch and Nine Inch Nails to Karen O.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Kaja Draksler & Terrie Ex - The Swim

    Terrie Ex AKA Terrie Hessels from Dutch anarcho punks The Ex and Slovenian composer and pianist Kaja Draksler are no strangers to improvisation. Their musical backgrounds are very different, but that’s what makes The Swim so good. A live improvisation between the apparent musical opposites was recorded at Cafe Oto in London and sees conventional guitar and piano mixed with toys and tools.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Pia Fraus - Empty Parks

    Estonian shoegazers Pia Fraus return with Empty Parks. It is an album that sees them welcoming two former members of the band back to the fold in drummer Joosep Volk and Kristel Eplik on backing vocals. The band add a bit of tension to their otherwise bright outlook here, but it’s perfectly balanced. Aided by John McEntyre in the producer’s chair who, alongside his role in Tortoise, has probably worked with one of your favourite bands at some point.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Lucy - Reworks

    Lucy is Stroboscopic Artefacts label boss Luca Moratello. He has taken four tracks previously released on his label, four tracks that have some significant meaning to him, and remixed them for Reworks. The artists that have had such a big impact on Luca are Donato Dozzy, Caterina Barbieri, Lucy & Klock and Xhin. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Ricardo Tobar - After The Movie (incl. Plaid Remix)

    Chilean producer Ricardo Tobar returns to Musar Recordings with After The Movie. Tobar has been known for his emotional and atmospheric electronic music ever since he dropped El Sunset in 2007 on Border Community (James Holden). He has since released records through Correspondent and ESP Institute as well as two previous releases via Musar. This 12” also features a Plaid remix of the title track.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Federico Fellini & Nino Rota - La Dolce Vita

    Fredrico Fellini was a visionary filmmaker. His films are regarded among some of the best films ever committed to celluloid. In collaboration with composer Nino Rota, he also scored his films. Here we have a vinyl version of the score to his 1960 Palme d'Or winning masterpiece LA Dolce Vita, released via Le Chant Du Monde.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Federico Fellini & Nino Rota - La Strada

    The score to Frederico Fellini’s 1954 film La Strada was composed by Nino Rota. Its main theme recurs throughout the film being played by the characters, firstly on violin then on trumpet. Fellini initially wanted to use a soundtrack by Arcangelo Corelli which he played on tape whilst filming. Rota wasn’t particularly on board with this idea so wrote his own piece that was rhythmically identical to match the on screen movements. Rota’s final score included parts that were reminiscent to Larghetto from Dvořák's Opus 22 Serenade for Strings in E major.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    The Pistachio Kid - Sweet Remedies

    The Pistachio Kid is Charlie McKeown, a Liverpudlian graduate of Leeds College of Music with exceptional guitar and songwriting skills. His influences come from the likes of Bert Jansch, Van Dyke Parks, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, jazz and bluegrass. Sweet Remedies is his debut album which he wrote, recorded and played all by himself. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Byron Pope Speed Of Light - Music For Earthdwellers And Starseekers

    Byron Pope is an alto sax player and was a professor in Jazz and Blues at University of Washington, Seattle. He has lived in Germany and France. It was in France that he started playing with Burton Greene. He subscribes to his friend, John Coltrane’s school of jazz and was also pals with Sun Ra. His modal / spiritual jazz album Music For Earthdwellers And Starseekers was originally released in 1982 and includes Georges-Edouard Nouel on piano, Roger Raspail (Kassav) on percussion and Chris Henderson (Sun Ra) on drums and was engineered by the legendary Jean-Philippe Bonichon.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Timeline - Forever Forward EP

    Timeline make a blend of techno and jazz. Some call it techjazz, which is fair enough I suppose. We have a repress of their first EP for new label 4EVR 4WRD which, coincidentally, was set up by the band’s leader and keyboard player Jon Dixon. Whether you’re on the dancefloor or not, this is guaranteed to get you going.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Ulrich Schnauss - Now Is A Timeless Present

    Ulrich Schnauss is a Geman electronic musician who calls London home. As well as a significant solo back catalogue, he has also played on 10 Tangerine Dream albums and remixed pretty much everyone under the sun. Here we have Now Is A Timeless Present, a 7 (Seven!) CD retrospective which takes tracks from his whole career, including a cover of Scott Walker’s It’s Raining Today and tries his hand at a bit of Bach. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Johnny Jewel - Don't Come Back From The Moon (Original Soundtrack)

    Don’t Come Back From The Moon is a 2017 film by Bruce Thierry Cheung. The clever fella has gone and got Italians Do It Better supremo and Chromatics producer Johnny Jewel to score it for him. The soundtrack also features work from Italians Do It Better artists Glass Candy, Chromatics, Mirage, & Symmetry.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Johnny Jewel - Vapor

    Johnny Jewel is a member of Chromatics and owns the record label Italians Do It Better. Vapor is his fourth solo album and was released in 2018. It is a collection of instrumentals that when strung together as they create a soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic world of barren landscapes and smoky skies.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Dhaima - Love Lives Forever

    Numero Group are good at unearthing nuggets of music from a variety of genres. Here they’ve got together some tracks by the late Miami reggae singer Dhaima. It’s the first time there has been a retrospective of her work. This one has been pressed loud so you can really test your stereo with it. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Σtella - The Break

    Following a career that has, to date, seen her collaborate as a guest writer and vocalist on the Greek independent scene with the likes of Fever Kids, then release two solo albums in 2015 (Σtella) and 2017 (Works For You), The Break is the first internationally released album from Σtella, full of curious wormholes and wanderings but underpinned by classic pop melancholy. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Robert Haigh - Black Sarabande

    Well this looks like an absolute treat. 'Black Sarabande' is a collection of piano pieces written and performed by Robert Haigh. The compositions are sparse and skeletal, bolstered only by the occasional synth pad or, in one case, the 'dissonant sounds of industry' (yum, yes please). Haigh's pieces are rooted in a sense of place, namely the pit town where he grew up. They conjur images of something deathly quiet, eerie, and desolate.

    This man is a total legend, with records dating back to 1984 where he appeared on his own Le Rey Records label and later on Nurse With Wounds United Dairies imprint. He then went on to produce innovative Drum & Bass as the one and only Omni Trio!

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Global Communication - 76:14

    Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton first started making music together in 1991 and have made a variety of styles of electronic music under several different names such as Reload, Jedi Knights, Link and Chameleon. They recorded their ambient /  house masterwork 76:14 as Global Communication in 1994. Highly regarded and welcomingly reissued on Music On Vinyl.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Sunil Sharpe - Etaci

    Welcome to 'Etaci' - the high-octane and pulsating debut EP of Irish knob-fiddler Sunil Sharpe. There's no room for respite on this sizzling mashup of techno bangers. Crispy high hats, squelching synths and hectic samples are amalgamated in Sharpe's formula to create a dancefloor-ready concoction of lo-fi and raw beats.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Recondite - Dwell

    Returning to the Ghostly International label, Recondite (aka Lorenz Brunner) presents 'Dwell' - a gliding slice of atmospheric techno soundscapes. As the German pioneer's sixth album, the weathered producer uses all his experience to create a coherent piece which retains his typical sense of boldness and originality.

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Electronic - Electronic

    What do two celebrated Manchester musicians do if they suddenly find themselves not doing what they always did? Well, Bernard Sumner took a little time out from New Order and Johnny Marr left The Smiths and joined forces to form Electronic. In 1991 they released their debut album, which also featured the Pet Shop Boys, most notably on the hit ‘Getting Away With it’. Reissued on 180g vinyl with a black cover.

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Idris Muhammad - Power Of Soul

    For complex yet easy-listen jazz, look no further. Dextrous drummer and Louisiana-born Idris Muhammad's latest work 'Power of Soul' is a gorgeous slice of creativity, tinged with soul and leftfield ideas. As a legend in his field, history looks back kindly at Muhammad's works and this is a real highlight of the pioneer's back catalogue.

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Jackie Mittoo - Oboe / Wall Street

    Soul Jazz present two prime cuts from Jackie Mittoo’s legendary 1980 album Showcase released on Studio One, a highly sought-after reggae album on vinyl. With the keyboardist backed by bassist Bagga Walker, drummer Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace and guitarist Ernest Ranglin, ‘Oboe’ and ‘Wall Street’ are two of the record’s finest tracks. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens - Luminous Spaces / Luminous Beings

    Rightly regarded as one of the most pioneering and boundary-pushing electronic twiddlers in the game at the moment, Jon Hopkins' recent works have seen the producer reach new stratospheric level. In this collaboration with Kelly Lee Owens, 'Luminous Beings' is re-worked into a sparkling and transcending slice of gold named 'Luminous Spaces'. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Patchouli Blue

    Having accumulated a loyal cult fanbase on the back of seven album’s worth of their trademark ‘doom jazz’ style - fans of drone, black metal and ‘Twin Peaks’ ought to be interested! - German act Bohren & der Club of Gore release their latest album Patchouli Blue, ahead of a UK tour planned for 2020. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    J. M. Pagán - Kiu I Els Seus Amics: Banda Original De La Serie De TV

    Swiss/Catalonian producer J. M. Pagán wrote the science fiction-funk soundtrack to daytime TV show ‘Kiu I Els Seus Amics’, a curious tribute to the film E.T. that only lasted for one series but captured the minds of many, making it a fondly remembered cult affair to this day. This new edition from the Finders Keepers label immaculately preserves Pagán’s synthesiser soundscapes as well as including some bonus TV edits. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Various - Jojo Rabbit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Composed, conducted and produced by Michael Giacchino, this original score for Taika Waititi’s new satirical WWII film Jojo Rabbit also features German language versions of tracks from The Beatles, Roy Orbison and David Bowie, as well as classic songs from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Waits and Love. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    DJ John Collins - Yeah

    Originally released back in 2010, Underground Resistance gives us a 12” vinyl re-issue of old-school Detroit star DJ John Collins’ two party-starters, ‘Yeah’ and ‘All We Need’ - the former an organ-powered dancefloor delight, the latter with a deep Chicago house feel to it. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Synchrojack - Daylight

    Dean Slydell and Greg Wheeler, better known as British techno duo Synchrojack and who were active back in the mid-Nineties, originally released ‘Daylight’ back in 1995 on the Cash Machines disc. It now gets a re-issue via Melodies International on 12” vinyl, a package that includes a ‘melozine’... 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Super Mama Djombo - Na Cambança

    Having formed in the late 1960s, Super Mama Djombo are the big name West African state Guiné Bissau's big name. 'Na Cambança' was their breakthrough record, inspired by children's songs yet politically conscious. An essential grass roots slab of history, reissued for modern day enjoyment.

     

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Mike Tingley - The Abstract Prince

    We're a fan of bringing back hidden gems that are forgotten by history. Mike Tingley's 'The Abstract Prince' falls into that bracket. The South Californian pioneer conjured up this orchestral psychedelia-tinged slab of pop majesty way back in 1968. It now returns on vinyl with its themes (love, loneliness, war) beating as true as ever.

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    The Maytals - From The Roots

    An orange-coloured vinyl re-issue of From The Roots, the fourth studio album from Jamaican reggae legends The Maytals. Recorded and released in 1973 - their first LP after signing with Island Records - the collection saw them move away from the ska leanings over their early years and towards a more refined, rocksteady approach. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Various - Moonlight Groover

    Trojan Records team up with Music On Vinyl for this re-issue of 1970’s Moonlight Groover, a compilation that assembled the best of Jamaican record producer Duke Reid’s early reggae/rocksteady productions. Featuring the likes of John Holt, Joya Landis and Alton Ellis, the album has long been essential ownership for anyone with more than a fleeting interest in the island’s sound. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    ShitKid - Duo Limbo​/​"Mellan himmel å helvete"

    Duo Limbo / ”Mellan himmel å helvete” collects two brief studio sessions recorded by Swedish duo ShitKid just after they performed as SXSW back at the start of 2019. It sees Åsa Söderqvist and Lina Molarin Ericsson backed by an all-star line-up of musicians, including Melvins legends Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover and Paul Leary of Butthole Surfers! 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Andy Shauf - Neon Skyline

    Andy Shauf comes from Saskatchewan in Canada. He grew up playing Christian music with his parents. They ran a music and electronics store which gave him access to all sorts of instruments. His sixth album, Neon Skyline, tells the stories surrounding the customers of a local dive bar. It sees Shauf stretching his already celebrated creativity even further. 

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Kate Davis - Trophy

    Kate Davis has an impressive CV. A classical and Jazz prodigy, she has worked withHerbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss and Jeff Goldblum. Before co-writing ‘Seventeen’ with Sharon Van Etten she honed her indie-rock chops by listening to the likes of Beach House, Elliott Smith and TV on the Radio. Trophy is her debut ‘indie’ album, and it’s a cracker!

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Piper - Summer Breeze

    Piper come from Japan. Summer Breeze was their second album and was originally released in 1983. Despite being from Japan and naming bands such as Camel and Wishbone Ash as influences, this sounds very much like the cover may suggest - light, funky pop from the shores of Florida. It was also inspired by Japanese acts such as Masayoshi Takanaka and Tatsuro Yamashita and YMO.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Piper - Piper 3CD Collection

    3CD Collection by Piper collects together three albums by the Japanese pop group. Included here are Summer Breeze (1983), Gentle Breeze (1983) and Sunshine Kiz (1984). The band claim to take inspiration from Wishbone Ash and Camel, although you’d have to listen very carefully to pick any of that up. They also take influences from fellow Japanese acts Masayoshi Takanaka and Tatsuro Yamashita and YMO.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Marcos Valle & Azymuth - Fly Cruzeiro

    Brazilian Jazz-funk trio Azymuth and singer-songwriter Marcos Valle once decided to collaborate on a promotional record for South American airline company ‘Cruzeiro’. Luckily for you we've unearthed it from the hazy sun-bleached skies of history. Strap yourselves in for a flight back in time with generous helpings of jazz, funk & bossa nova.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Monolithe Noir - Moira

    French musician Antoine Pasqualini was instrumental in the conception of several pop bands in his homeland. He has since moved to Belgium where he spends his time working under the name Monolithe Noir making drone and ambient music, albeit with the beats and melodies of his pop past. His new album Moira features guest vocal performances from Rozi Plain, Peter Broderink and Elsie Dx - artists are who are similar in that they refuse to be pigeonholed. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    October Drift - Forever Whatever

    Thanks to a burgeoning reputation forged by their well-oiled live shows, sweet power-rockers October Drift - who burst onto the scene in 2015 - finally present their debut album. The eight-track 'Forever Whatever' promises to be a fresh spin on towering influences, from The National to Joy Division and New Order.

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Caspian - On Circle

    Massachusetts-based alt-rockers Caspian capitalise on their highly acclaimed fourth record with 'On Circles' - an epic journey across various textures and artful songwriting. The heady stew of post-rock, metal, shoegaze, electronics, noise and ambient would be a messy mix from perhaps less experienced heads. But with Caspian in the driving seat it's enthralling.

     

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Gill Landry - Skeleton At The Banquet

    Loose presents the fifth solo album from Grammy winner and former Old Crow Medicine Show star Gill Landry. Written over the course of last summer from a small flat in France, Skeleton At The Banquet’s nine tracks form a discourse on the “collective hallucination” of America, in Landry’s own words. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    The Haden Triplets - Family Songbook

    Trimeter Records presents Family Songbook, the latest record from Tanya, Petra and Rachel Haden. As its generation-spanning title might suggest, it includes four recently excavated tracks from the triplets’ grandfather, Carl E. Haden, recorded and written during the Great Depression, on top of new originals from their brother Josh, takes on Americana standards and even a Kanye West cover... 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Hakobune - Ruminating on What Was Unsaid

    Created during the sweltering heat wake that Tokyo experienced last summer, Japanese ambient artist Takahiro Yorifuji delivers his latest Hakobune album Ruminating On What Was Unsaid. This brown-coloured vinyl release also marks the return of Yorifuji’s Tobira label, which was mothballed back in 2011. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown

    Composer and musician Jeff Parker uses a mix  of samples and improvisation to create his music. Suite For Max Brown sees him using influences such as John Coltrane to create a free jazz piece over a sequenced beat. He is joined on the album by pianist and saxophonist Josh Johnson, bass player Paul Bryan, Makaya McCraven, Rob Mazurek, trumpeter Nate Walcott, Jamire Williams and Jay Bellerose on drums and cellist Katinka Klejin. His daughter Ruby even pops upon on the opening track.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    e+ - Poison Control

    Polytechnic Youth begins the new decade with another intriguing release, this time from mysterious Ontario-based solo project e+. Poison Control is released on 7” vinyl and includes six pieces of dark, improvisatory and resolutely lo-fi electronica, arriving in hand-assembled packaging that will thrill fans of DIY music. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Various - They Make No Say / Popcorn Lung

    East London’s Polytechnic Youth launch the new decade by re-packaging the label’s two compilation LPs released to date, under the aegis of one double-LP release. 2016’s They Make No Say arrives on ‘deep red’ vinyl, consisting of 13 slices of minimalist electronica, and 2018’s follow-up Popcorn Lung is issued on ‘mustard’ coloured vinyl, charting the intervening two years of the label’s impressive output. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Capcom Sound Team - Resident Evil 0

    Fans of the Japanese horror franchise Resident Evil might be delighted in knowing that some of the soundtracks are being made available on audiophile vinyl courtesy of Laced Records. This is the soundtrack for the 2002 video game Resident Evil 0 and has been remastered and comes with original artwork by Boris Moncel. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Capcom Sound Team - Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X

    Here we have the audiophile quality vinyl edition of the soundtrack to Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X. Fans of the classic survival horror game will now be able to listen to the soundtrack while their not playing the game whether that’s when you’re cooking your tea or just relaxing on the sofa blowing the froth off a couple of coldies. The double LP comes complete with the original Boris Moncel artwork.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Konami Kukeiha Club - Metal Gear - Original MSX2 Video Game Soundtrack

    Metal Gear was released in Japan in 1987 as the MXS2 version. It wasn’t available elsewhere for a long time. The seminal game is considered one of the best games of the ‘80s, essential in fact, and has spawned a whole series of games that are considered to be among the best there is. Here we have the first ever physical release of the original game’s soundtrack on 10” vinyl, cut at 45rpm.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Various - Borderlands 3 (Original Soundtrack)

    The soundtrack to first-person shooter game Borderlands 3 should suit Normanites (that's you, our customers) down to the ground with its mix of ambient, dubstep, blues and electronica. It was made by some of the best names in the business too - Jesper Kyd Michael McCann Raison Varner, Julian Peterson and Mike Jones. Remastered for this vinyl reissue.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Various - Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Vol 1 (Original Soundtrack)

    Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Vol 1 (Original Soundtrack) features the music to short animated films directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, and Akihiko Yamashita and produced by Studio Ponoc. The music is composed by Takatsugu Muramatsu, Yasutaka Nakata, Masanori Shimada. It also includes the theme song by Kaela Kimura.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Various - Matrix Revolutions (Music From The Motion Picture)

    As with the other Matrix films, Matrix Revolutions was scored by American composer Don Davis. Three of the tracks feature collaborations with London-based electronica band Juno Reactor. It also features the song In Your Head by German three-piece Pale 3. This double vinyl reissue might just keep you going while you wait for the fourth Matrix installment due in 2021.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Christopher Willis - The Personal History of David Copperfield (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    British composer Christopher Willis returns to work with producer Armando Iannucci once again on the soundtrack for The Personal History of David Copperfield. The two had worked together previously on Veep and here Willis provides a neo-classical score performed by the Aurora Orchestra which is already getting good reviews. Here's your chance to own it on vinyl (or CD). 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Kamazu - Korobela

    South African artist Kamazu is the subject of this short retrospective EP released by Afrosynth. Active between 1986 and 1997, the pioneering star specialised in disco variants, and Korobela takes six tracks from his discography - including his hits ‘Korobela’ and ‘Indaba Kabani’ - plus two deep cuts and selections from his kwaito-themed comeback. 

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Black Deer - Black Deer

    Black Deer is the alias of Willie Burns, which is also the alias of William Burnett. He has also recorded under the name Speculator. Willie Burns seems to be his prefered handle. The New Yorker’s latest eponymous slab o’ wax will be released through Huntleys + Palmers using his Black Deer moniker. The label became aware of him when they heard the Grackle remix by T.Keeler & Capablancahim. Hearing him being played whilst flicking through the racks in Phonica Records in t’big smoke only heightened their obsession.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Giant Swan - 55 Year Old Daughter (Extended Mix)

    I find the idea of a Giant Swan lurching towards me rather scary. However, if you like your dance tracks (trax?) to be banging then look no further than their new full-on assault, and the wonderfully named, 55 Year-Old Daughter. Here we have the extended mix, which is essential wax for any record box. Their first new music since last years’ eponymous debut album and support slots with IDLES.

    Due in: only 6 days to go
  • Monday 27th January 2020

    Onus - Survival Burden

    Housed in an icy seascape lino-print, the second Onus release, ‘Survival Burden’ opens with the expansive, oceanic basslines and crashing drums of ‘Urchins’ and ‘Ensimismada’ –with knotty narratives about slums, tsunamis and frozen time, rising up beyond the edges like freak cephalopods from the melodic waves and dissonant undertow. Then we have the claustrophobic space-rock of ‘Headguest’ before side A closes with ‘Schrine’; where a mesmeric build-up of dense arpeggios powers a chant on the arbitrariness of identity.

    Side B takes us back out to sea with ‘Macey’s Letter’, with a sweet melodic motif engulfed in cascading bass and staggered drum patterns as words about ships, nations adrift and floating coffins are wrung out of the wash. ‘Colt Running’ is a tremolo-twang pop tune about equine abattoirs and ‘Emil’ –a cold-war dirge about skeletons in ashen forests. ‘Nerve Clinic’ ends the set, gleaning odd pearls from a gone-to-seed farmer, housed in a criss-cross glasshouse frame of gleaming bass and cymbal ricochet.

    Due in: only 9 days to go
  • Monday 27th January 2020

    Atlantikwall - Anura

    Reeling out of the zeitgeist, the second album from Atlantikwall presents an (un)timely reminder of the ruinous folly of fortified borders –ever destined to regress into the deformed remnants of ideological excess.

    The album revels in layers of animalistic, braying, frog-calling guitars that form lurching texture puzzles that stagger and collapse around cyclical-shift drum patterns and primitivist grooves. These foundations harbour fragmented vocal chants, congealing into elongated songs that address themes of last-ditch reproduction in the face of impending extinction; resource wars fought by farmers in lands encroached by desertification; reinstatement of human sacrifice as response to environmental catastrophe; lone refugee journeys and modern-day wall-building as psychic splitting.

    Due in: only 9 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Miles Kane - Colour Of The Trap

    Would it be fair to label Miles Kane as a sort of Andrew Ridgeley to Alex Turner's George Michael? Kind of. The twosome are celebrity mates, featuring on each others albums but Kane lacks much of Turner's...well.. talent. Still Colour of the Trap shows that Kane can make albums with more life to them than Ridgeley's despairing Son of Albert being a blend of psych and Brit-pop with guest spots from Noel Gallagher, Gruff Rhys and...yes... Alex Turner.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Suburban Knight - Nocturbolous Behaviour

    Another classic Underground Resistance platter re-issued on 12" vinyl. Three tracks of superb warehouse-friendly techno catapulted along by squishy acidy basslines, a thumping kick and heaps of atmosphere. The title track nails it  - a menacing and moody thing that sounds like a classic on first listen. Imagine hearing this in 1992  - some of you were there but for those who weren't buy and listen to how it has shaped the later techno landscape. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches

    It would be fair, I think, to classify Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches as a classic album, crystallising for many a certain era of totally losing it. Happily for those people, Rhino are reissuing the Happy Mondays’ third album for its 25th anniversary, on vinyl (180g no less).

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Heldon - Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale

    Heldon’s fifth album 'Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale', released in 1976, is being re-released on limited-edition clear purple vinyl, courtesy of Souffle Continu Records. It’s an intense record, weaving together meaty prog and industrial rock with spicy electronica, to a fiery, aggressive effect.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Heldon - Heldon.6. Interface

    French outfit Heldon, with guitarist Richard Pinhas at the helm, were masters of weaving together electronica and rock, resulting in minimalist, doom-laden techno and bleak, apocalyptic soundscapes. Add howling guitars, rattling electric drums and undulating synths and you’ve got a perfect prog soup.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Heldon - Stand By

    French outfit Heldon’s 1979 album ‘Stand By’ is being re-released on limited edition sky-blue vinyl, courtesy of Souffle Continu Records. It’s essentially a rock record, built on electronic equipment, and is filled with proggy doom, punk ‘tude and guitarist Richard Pinhas’ masterful axework.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock - Butterfly

    Reissue of a previously Japan-only LP here. Japanese singer Kimiko Kasai teamed up with a band led by Herbie Hancock in 1979 to record this collection of covers. Many of them are smooth-as-silk versions, with Kasai’s beautiful voice floating over languid soul-jazz instrumentals. Closes out with a rambunctious disco-funk version of Stevie Wonder’s ‘As’. Nicely restored and remastered by Be With Records.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    The Durutti Column - M24J (Anthology)

    The Durutti Column were Tony Wilson’s first signing to Factory Records, and remained an understated constant throughout the label’s existence and beyond. Vini Reilly’s minimal, mostly instrumental arrangements, fluid guitar playing and gentle introversion were an atypical product of post punk, but in retrospect seem to prefigure much in indie and post rock. Over the years Reilly moved from the the drumbox austerity of notoriously sandpaper-sleeved debut The Return of… to incorporate everything from classical elements to soul samples alongside his instantly recognisable playing.

    If you only know Reilly from his work on Morrissey’s Viva Hate, or the few occasions his work made an impact beyond cult status, this double retrospective is a fine overview.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders

    The debut album from Animals As Leaders back in 2009 was a triumph of progressive metal, crowned by its frontman Tosin Abasi's incredibly technical guitar work. 2019 has seen a tenth anniversary commemorative tour of North America, and Animals As Leaders is getting a CD and limited-edition vinyl re-issue. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Ben Watt - Storm Damage

    New album from Mr Tracey Thorn as he eschews the organic sound of his previous two solo LPs with a much more bold and out there sonic experimentation. Remember that Ben Watt was producing electronic work in the latter days of Everything But the Girl and here he creates a unique trio of piano, double bass and drum kit to play songs inspired both by personal and political upheaval. Low's Alan Sparhawk guests.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Smoke Fairies - Darkness Brings The Wonders Home

    Smoke Fairies are back with Darkness Brings The Wonders Home - their first album in five years. The starting point was the woodsy folk of their debut Through Low Light And Trees. They found their performances had a new boldness, however. This coupled with some exciting visits to a guitar shop near producer Phil Ek’s studio meant more guitars and new sounds were added to that sound. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Isobel Campbell - There Is No Other...

    Isobel Campbell started out in Belle & Sebastian before recording under the name The Gentle Waves. She has also released three critically acclaimed albums with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees. Her new solo album, There Is No Other… has been a while in coming, but Campbell says she likes to take her time and do things properly. The speed that the world is moving makes her want to take more time over the things she loves. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Gengahr - Sanctuary

    Since they emerged in the middle of this decade, Gengahr have been one of the more slow-burning bands of the British guitar scene, their understated and gently melodic sound outlasting many other Next Big Things. Sanctuary, their third album, brings in Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman on production, and promises their most fully-fleshed sound so far. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    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.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    POLIÇA - When We Stay Alive

    Poliça’s fourth studio record When We Stay Alive was forged in the face of practical adversity, after lead singer Channy Leaneagh suffered a serious back injury after falling off her roof clearing ice around 18 months ago. The regular Poliça sound is intact, but the record is much richer, and features contributions from a wide range of fellow musicians, from The National’s Aaron Dessner to Bon Iver. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Herbie Hancock - Directstep

    Jazz-fusion classic Directstep by the legendary Herbie Hancock was originally only released in Japan in 1979 and has been out of print for the best part of 40 years. So, unless you were lucky / wealthy / old enough to bag yourself an expensive Japanese import back in the day, you’ll be wanting this reissue. Includes reworked versions of Butterfly and I Thought It Was You along with new track Shiftless Shuffle.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Nas - Stillmatic

    'Stillmatic' was the fifth album by rapper and ex-husband of Kelis, Nas. It was originally released in 2001. Unlike his previous Gangsta Rap output, 'Stillmatic' finds him in a philosophical mood - rapping about ghetto life and his bust-up with former pal Jay-Z. The album, a sequel to his 1994 debut Illmatic, was regarded as a return to form.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Squirrel Flower - I Was Born Swimming

    Ella O’Connor Williams presents her debut album under her Squirrel Flower alter ego, a persona she adopted as a child. Having grown up surrounded by music, the 23 year old’s debut album I Was Born Swimming is another gem from the same kind of creative fountainhead that produced Soccer Mommy, Julien Baker and Frankie Cosmos. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Frances Quinlan - Likewise

    Frances Quinlan is the front woman of american indie band Hop Along, although she is already a well established solo artist. Likewise is her latest album and sees her experimenting with synths and using fewer guitars than she usually might. Her voice and heartfelt delivery doesn’t change though, so fans will still delight in this new record.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Destroyer - Have We Met

    Nice sleeve art. Looks like Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar) is heading down the eccentric path on his thirteenth album which comprises of recordings culled from home brainstorming sessions and stuff recorded in his kitchen. The music was then worked on and remixed and only finished when collaborator John Collins had to go help his wife give birth. Stream of consciousness stuff from an artist refusing to rest on any kind of laurel.     

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Torres - Silver Tongue

    Fernando Torres has retired from professional football, but don’t worry, he hasn’t embarked on a musical career. No, this is Torres, AKA McKenzie Scott and Silver Tongue is her fourth album. This the first album she has produced by herself after previously collaborating with PJ Harvey cohort Rob Ellis. Expect a mix of guitars and synths, sparkling new wave sounds some irresistible hooks and the odd brooding number all about the journey of love.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Caroline Polachek - Pang

    She may just look like any old person soaking wet climbing up a rope ladder but she is Caroline Polachek and you may know her as the lead singer of Chairlift. Following the success of that band she's already tried her hand at a few side projects and written for Beyonce no less but now is the time for her debut solo album to be unleashed.  We;re expecting idiosyncratic vocals and washes of sonically enthralling synth textures. This is sure to be hugely anticipated. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Gentle Stranger - Love and Unlearn

    Consisting of a rotating line-up that’s also elastic in number, Gentle Stranger present their debut album Love and Unlearn. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio over the space of just a week, and the music sounds raw and spontaneous despite the careful planning and attention to detail from the band. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Andras - Joyful

    An otherworldly dance album from Melbourne-based artist Andras - a.k.a. Andrew Wilson. Available at the end of January via the Beats In Space label, Joyful is an exploration of his formative influences as a teenager, and the results are both sentimental and tender yet capable of filling dancefloors. 

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Eyelids - The Accidental Falls

    Portland, Oregon supergroup-of-sorts, Eyelids, are led by Chris Slusarenko (Guided By Voices, Boston Spaceships) and John Moen (The Decemberists). Larry Beckett, who worked with Tim Buckley, offered to write lyrics for their new album. An amazing offer - but would the collaboration work? Eyelids went for it, because you shouldn’t turn down offers like that. Accidental Falls is the resulting album. It was produced by Peter Buck who also plays on the album. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello

    Tom Jenkinson returns with a new Squarepusher album after a hiatus of over half a decade. 'Be Up A Hello' represents an abrupt about-face from the bleeding-edge technology used on his last outing 'Damogen Furies', revisiting the vintage analogue and digital equipment that Jenkinson used at the start of his career in the early Nineties. He even busts out his trusty olde Commodore VIC-20.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Hannah Diamond - Reflections

    Not to be confused in any way, shape or form with former TVam presenter Anne Diamond, Hannah Diamond was part of PC Music but has now unleashed her first solo beast. It is a batch of scrubbed and shiny pop with a skewed-dance production which could be seen to rival SOPHIE in the weird modern pop compartment. It's dead personal too, with songs all about relationships, fractured or otherwise. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Drive-By Truckers - The Unraveling

    Great news for readers of Uncut magazine....there's a new Drive By Truckers album in town. The magazine's flagship band haven't released a record in three years which is a long time for them but leader Patterson Hood has been struggling with writers block brought on with worrying about how to convey the very mess the world is in. Thankfully he started to look closer to home, to matters of the heart for inspiration and found that his band were at the peak of their powers on an album that mixes the politics with the personal. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar

    Since 2015’s Glass Riffer album, Baltimore’s electronic maestro Dan Deacon has been throwing his whole self into other projects such as soundtracks for Rat Film and Time Trial. He did, however, keep nipping back to his day job of making his music. The songs on Mystic Familiar were formed over this time, and whilst he was returning to what he knows best, the experiences have fed into him expanding his sound on this record. 

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Jung Jae II - Parasite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Parasite is the new film by South Korean director Boon Jong-Ho. About an unemployed family who become involved with a wealthy family. Jung Jae II is a South Korean singer / songwriter and musician. After lots of thought, he decided to go with an orchestral score here due to an orchestras ability to convey very different feelings with the same tone. Jung Jae II's other film score credits include Princess Aurora (2005) and Addicted (2002).

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Happy Mondays - Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)

    Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) by Happy Mondays was the first time we were introduced to the nonsense ramblings (not a criticism) of Shaun William Ryder. They went on to be quite well known in their hometown of Manchester and beyond. It was originally released by the legendary Factory Records in 1987 and was produced by John Cale, once of The Velvet Underground. Features the singles 24 Hour Party People and Tart Tart.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Happy Mondays - Bummed

    By the time their second album, Bummed, was made, Happy Mondays had made their loose indie-funk sound, topped with the thoughts of Shaun Ryder, their own. It was met with a lukewarm reception on it’s released but had the same people giving it gushing praise a decade later. We now know the band as a legendary act who were central to the Madchester scene. Features Wrote For Luck and Lazy-itis.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Happy Mondays - ...Yes Please!

    ...Yes Please! is the fourth album by Happy Mondays, originally released in 1992. It will forever be known as the album that cost far too much to record and sold too few copies to recoup the costs, thus bankrupting Factory Records. It was produced by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame. Features the singles Stinkin’ Thinkin’, Angle and Sunshine & Love.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Nick Walters - Active Imagination

    Stepping out of the structured work of The Paradox Ensemble, Nick Walters hooks up once again with 22a to create a mini-album of spiritual avant garde jazz. Active Imagination relies on the active imaginations of the assembled musicians that Walters got together for a day of improvisation and experimentation. Jeff Guntren, Rebecca Nash and Ed Cawthorne all come along for the ride.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Will Guthrie - Nist-Nah

    Australian Drummer Will Guthrie adds his name to the list of musical Guthries: Woody, Arlo and Robin. His new album, Nist-Nah is a collection of percussion pieces in the style of Gamelan music. He also mixes in a bit of free jazz, electro-acoustic and experimental music. The music is quite something, building walls of sound and splattering them with intricate details.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Soden - Onwards... Towards The Tundra

    Soden are a three-piece instrumental band from Worcester who play dark, low and slow music that gradually increases in its ferocity. A kind of heavy metal post-rock, if you will. Onwards...Toward The Tundra is the band’s second album. It follows their 2017 album Led By Foxes. It was recorded by Slabdragger guitarist and singer, Sam Thredder.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    MATstudio - MATstudio 3

    MATstudio 3 is the third installment of the recordings made for the Melody As Truth label by Johnny Nash and Suzanne Kraft. The pair experiment with sounds in their studio in Amsterdam before concentrating their creative gaze on the best bits, as with the two previous 12s in the series, to make a two track 12”.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Aluminia - Tryphème

    As a hotly anticipated follow up to her debut album, 'Aluminia' is the brilliant electronic brainchild of production whizz Aluminia (aka Tiphaine Belin). Belin here retains that sense of boundary-free creativity, funnelling eerie vocals and glitchy synths aside a host of whirring and swirling and soundscapes.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    La Luna Sotto Il Ponte - Alchimia Dell Svanimento (1983-1988)

    The chugging synth glugs kicking off opening track Celeste Sensible may lull you into thinking 'Alchimia Dell Scanimento (1983 - 1988)' is quite a measured piece, but the acid house soon ramps up when Futurismo Luminescente' arrives. Lo-fi and pulsating stuff from dancefloor enigmas La Luna Sotto Il Pont.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Various - The Virtues (Television Series Soundtrack)

    Featuring six original pieces from PJ Harvey, as well as tracks from the likes of Aphex Twin, Gazelle Twin and Micah P. Hinson, Invada presents the double-vinyl soundtrack to Channel 4’s acclaimed series ‘The Virtues’, directed by Shane Meadows and which aired back in May this year.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Omar Souleyman - Shlon

    A modern global dance music hero and collaborator with Four Tet and Björk, and with (allegedly) over 500 live albums to his name, Syrian artist Omar Souleyman turns in his fourth studio album Shlon, released on Because Music. Spanning six tracks, the album sees Souleyman fuses techno and house with Lebanese folk dance dabke. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Marc Almond - Chaos and a Dancing Star

    Former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond delivers his 26th solo album Chaos and a Dancing Star. It sees him join forces once again with producer/pianist Chris Braide, who worked with him five years back on The Velvet Trail, and the record’s themes deal with hope surviving amid darkness and depression. 

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    UT - In Gut's House

    Described by New York rock 'n' roll mag Trouser Press as "a balance of pop-conscious song-structuring and outright-croak as Sonic Youth's Evol-period", UT's 'In Gut's House' is the sophomore record by the New York genre-blenders. It's a fantastic justification on how the No-Wavers became a serious force on the east coast.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Tom Raybould - The Machine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Tom Reybould’s score for The Machine is regarded as criminally overlooked and one of the best scores of the past decade. He has taken the influence of score-writing masters such as John Carpenter, Vangelis, Brad Fiedel, and Tangerine Dream and twisted them into his own special shape. First time on vinyl, comes in a glow in the dark sleeve.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    The Groundhogs - Thank Christ For The Bomb

    The Groundhogs formed as a blues band in the early 60s. By 1970 when their third album, 'Thank Christ For The Bomb', was recorded, they were morphing into a heavier prog rock band. It has been cited as proto-punk, proto-grunge and as "a masterpiece’ by the NME. The album has a diverse set of famous fans from the Damned’s Captain Sensible, Underworld’s Karl Hyde and former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus whose solo work takes a trick or two from here.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    The Professionals - The Professionals

    Esteemed curator of sprawling hip hop Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, adds yet another slice of pioneering creativity to his canon. 'The Professionals' crystallises Madlib's collaborations with such forces as Adub, Elzhi and Chino XL. Unmissable work from the Californian creative.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Michael - Tell Your Friends

    Michael are a band who rose from the ashes of The Quietus approved London psych outfit Bad Guys. One interesting fact about Michael is that none of the members are called Michael. There's surreal lyrics and heavy psych riffs abound on their debut long player Tell Your Friends. Get on it. On Cracked Ankles.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    J.P. Shilo - Invisible You

    You may remember J.P. Shilo from the ‘90s instrumental band Hungry Ghosts. Their debut LP was produced by Roland S. Howard who also played on the album. His debut solo album, Invisible You, features ex-Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelly, the Bad Seeds’ Mick Harvey on keyboards and guitarist Kim Salmon from The Scientists and The Beasts of Bourbon. It is an album that manages to balance minimalism and intensity perfectly. 

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    My Bus - Our Life In The Desert

    My Bus are a dream pop duo formed by Joe Cassidy and Gary McKendry. The pair previously recorded as Butterfly Child and Papa Sprain respectively. With their new project and new album, Our Life In The Desert, they take the dream pop roots and create something quite sensational with Joe’s melodic hooks tempered by Gary’s love for atonal subversion.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Easter / Bromide - Doubt Rings / I'll Never Learn

    After being introduced by a mutual friend, Manchester band Easter went down to London to play with Bromide and they got on, musically and personally. Simon, singer in Bromide, thought they should put out something on his label, Scratchy. Split single Doubt Rings / I'll Never Learn is what they recorded. Easter mix the sounds of Yo La Tengo, Buffalo Tom and Swell, whilst Bromide take their influences from Big Star, Nada Surf and classic New Zealand power pop. Includes download with extra tracks.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Tall Tall Trees - A Wave of Golden Things

    Tall Tall Trees is the musical project of singer / songwriter Mike Savino. He plays a whole bunch of instruments which means he has the ability to weave the sound of the banjo into an indie record. His influences include Pink Floyd, Bela Fleck, Cat Stevens and Earl Scruggs.  A Wave of Golden Things is his fourth album - a dynamic record stretching from dusty ballads to banjo funk. Yes, banjo funk.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaotis - Deep Listening

    Specialising in performing and recording in resonant or reverberant spaces such as cathedrals and huge underground cisterns, Deep Listening Band are a one of a kind musical experiment. On this collaboration between Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaotis, 7 tracks of ambient experimentation are realised.

     

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Mint Julep - Stray Fantasies

    With the band name Mint Julep you might expect a bunch of white suited gents from southern USA playing...well, I don’t know what. What Mint Julep actually are though, is an electronic pop duo made up of Hollie and Keith Kenniff, also a married couple. Mr. Kenniff is known for his experimental projects, the ambient Helios and the post-classical Goldmund. On Stray Fantasies however, we get straight up synth pop and you will enjoy it.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Chubby and The Gang - Speed Kills

    Chubby and The Gang play pedal-to-the-metal speed punk and hail from London town. They add their own special twist to a sound influenced by Motorhead, Cockney Rejects and The Kids. Their debut LP, Speed Kills, in an adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride that might make you feel nostalgic for the days of the late ‘70s seeing a band in a London boozer and going nuts.  

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    The Bitter Springs - The Odd Shower + Excretus In Completus

    London band The Bitter Springs have been making music since the mid ‘80s, initially under the name The Last Party before evolving into The Bitter Springs in '96. They’ve been doing this for a long time. In recent years they’ve felt a little ignored by fans so have only bothered releasing music digitally. They have finally decided to release an album physically again though, and The Odd Shower surprisingly is the band’s first full length album to be released on vinyl. It comes with a bonus 5-track CD EP, Excrectus In Completus which features a Vic Goddard remix of their song The Addison Brothers.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    The Nightingales - No Love Lost

    Luxury re-issue of Birmingham nutters 2012 album with five bonus tracks including covers of songs by the likes of TLC, Joanna Newsom, the Lovely Eggs and the Troggs. For the uninitiated the band play a kind of warped English garage with nods to Captain Beefheart and the Fall. They are unique and uncompromising and when everything comes out in the wash will surely be seen as one of the finest underground English bands of their era. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Las Cobras - Selva

    Deriving from the humble Uruguayan city of Canelones, Las Cobras are the creators of grumpy and murky pop-tinged shoegaze. 'as indebted to tropicalia as it is the Brian Jonestown Massacre' (CLASH), 9-track offering 'Selva' is packed full of scuzzy riffs, stomping beats and a whole load of originality.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Alien Nosejob - Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud

    Jake Robertson is not afraid of juggling creative plates in the music industry, having dedicated his dextrous hands to no less than 5 creative projects over recent times. Under his Alien Nosejob guise, he's created a loose and scruffy slab of bedroom rock-pop Devocore in 'Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud'.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Various - PC Music Vol 1 & 2

    PC Music is a London based label whose USP is to put records out that are surreal or hyper real takes on pop music. This double LP or CD contains two albums worth of what they have given to the world since the label’s inception in 2013. Artists include Hannah Diamond, Danny L. Harle, Life Sim and label founder A.G. Cook.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Byron The Aquarius - Astral Traveling

    Featuring the glugging synth bass-driven 'Sorry Kari (Lu$t)' and the standout moment in cocktail bar-electro Universal Love (feat. Will Slick), 'Astral Traveling' is a stunning fusion of everything in between the pillars of soul, jazz, house and hip hop. Bryon The Aquarius at his velvety smooth best.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Afuma - Songs From The Shore

    In Japanese folklore, Afuma indicates a time of day marked by a spiritual or mysterious encounter - this enigmatic band name was elected by the duo of guitarists Taketo Shimada and Stefan Tcherepnin. On 'Songs From The Shore', they create a tremolo-laden offering which opts for spacious and sparse soundscapes.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Madlib & Freddie Gibbs - Half Manne Half Cocaine

    Madlib (aka Otis Jackson Jr.) joins forces with fellow American rapper Freddie Gibbs to create 'Half Manne Half Cocaine'. Along with rare bonus beats, the lead track here is a pulsating slab of urgent rap, sliding across glistening synths, meaty beats and slick hip hop vocals. Two pioneers at the top of their games.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Wild Nothing - Laughing Gas

    Multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist Jack Tatum begins a new decade with a new Wild Nothing EP. Laughing Gas is the latest edition to a highly acclaimed discography which on his last album, Indigo, saw elements of classic ‘80s bands (Cure, New Order, etc) coming through. The five tracks on offer here were recorded during the same sessions.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Graham Dee - Carnaby Street Soul West Coast Vibes

    Graham Dee is a ‘60s legend and Acid Jazz are paying tribute to him with Carnaby Street Soul West Coast Vibes - a compilation of his best moments. He was an A&R guy-cum-musician with Atlantic Records, playing with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and occasionally standing in for Syd Barrett at Pink Floyd gigs. He left Atlantic after damaging some studio gear with a pistol and firing a hunting bow which caused a flood in the office - Keith Moon level stuff. He has also worked with Elkie Brooks, Mike Berry and Georgie Fame. The septuagenarian Dee is still making new music, but why not get to know him a little first. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Prophet - Don't Forget It

    Prophet AKA Anthony Butler started out in the 80s with the album 'Right On Time', now a collectors item for people who like their vinyl funky. Anyone who manages to maitain a heigtened state of funkiness for over three decades is surely worth your while.  RIYL Thundercat, Dam-Funk,Mndsgn, Stimulator Jones.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Various - APALA: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70

    Apala is the music of Nigeria’s Yourba people. Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70 is the first time a compilation of Apala music has been released outside of Nigeria. The music’s main characteristics are the hypnotic rhythms brought about by the powerful drumming, nasal singing and the Agdigbo, or thumb piano. Other African musical styles are more well known in the West such as Fuji, Highlife, Juju and Afrobeat, but Apala is regarded as more of a roots or neo-traditional form of music. On Soul Jazz.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    SQÜRL - Some Music for Robby Müller

    A six-track vinyl album released in tribute to legendary Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller (Dead Man, Paris Texas and 24 Hour Party People), recorded by SQÜRL as the soundtrack to filmmaker Claire Pijman’s documentary Living The Light. The artwork includes two luminous Polaroid images taken by Müller himself. 

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Allen Lowe - An Avant Garde of Our Own: Disconnected Works 1980-2018

    A must-have for any fans of jazz auteur Allen Lowe, this one. An Avant Garde of Our Own is an eight-CD box set comprising various rare and unreleased tracks from the American musician and composer’s lengthy career from 1980 to 2018, with some discs arranged thematically and some housing never-before-heard compositions. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Sam Lee - Old Wow

    You can tell by the sleeve that Sam Lee is an environmental campaigner. No trees have been hacked down and animals appear to frolic gaily. A delight. But as well as looking after the planet, Sam is known as a folk musician and archivist and has regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4. This is his fourth full length album and is led by a new interpretation of the Garden of England celebrating both the song and the environmental meaning behind it.  

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Village Of The Sun feat. Binker and Moses - Village Of The Sun / Ted

    You may not know Village of the Sun but if I said it was a collaboration between Binker & Moses and Simon Radcliffe of Basement Jaxx then your ears may prick somewhat. Expect two future Balearic classics here, both sun-ready and upliftingly vibrant. Collectible limited pressing 12" with die cut sleeve.    

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Dan Rosenboom - Absurd In The Anthropocene

    Avant-garde musician Dan Rosenboom releases his latest album on Gearbox Records. Spread over four sides of vinyl, Absurd In The Anthropocene gathers together a massive amount of collaborators as Rosenboom explores everything from jazz fusion to modern classical music, and reaffirms his ongoing commitment to pushing back against expectations of his sound. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Sidiku Buari - Revolution (Live Disco Show In New York City)

    Revolution (Live Disco Show In New York City) by Sidiku Buari displays different aspects of the artist. Side one is supposedly, although not definitely, recorded live at a show in NYC that may or may not have happened. Their disco sound is anchored by heavy bass. Side 2 shows the versatility of the band with a couple of politically charged numbers, a Christmas song and some afrobeat grooves.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Jorja Chalmers - Human Again

    Bryan Ferry is still quite the old charmer at the ripe old age of 77. When Jorja Chalmers moved to the UK from Australia and started performing old twinkle trousers saw her and invited her to join his band. Her debut Human Again was made in those times on tour when Ferry wasn't swanning about and she set about making some art rock in the style of David Bowie and Ferry's old nemesis Brian Eno. Produced by none other than Johnny Jewel this should appeal to fans of the  likes of John Carpenter and of course Chromatics.  

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Villaelvin - Headroof

    Villaelvin is a new project based in Kampala, Uganda and headed up by sound artist Elvin Brandhi and includes members of the Nyege Nyege collective, percussionist Omutaba, rappers Hakim and Swordman Kitala, Don Zilla and Congolese producer, Oise. Headroof consists of field recordings, treated drum sounds, glitchy noises and is grounded by a good dose of bass.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    BOT1500, D'Arcangelo, Mause, Jessica Walrus, fxbip, Velum Break - √∆1

    Fans of the Rephlex imprint  this is for you. A split 12" on Massive Brain Cult featuring D'Arcangelo, Mause, Jessica Walrus, fxbip and Velum Break.  Hopefully the word Rephlex will do enough to describe but if not then this is madcap IDM, drill and bass and acid techno wibble for fans of the likes of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    The Cranberries - Something Else

    Something Else by The Cranberries collects together alternative versions of some of the band’s best known songs. The songs are stripped back and laid bare. The most pleasing feature of these renderings is that you get to hear the quality of late Delores O'Riordan's voice shining above the songs. This reissue was originally released in 2017.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Various - The Matrix Reloaded: The Album

    The Matrix Reloaded: The Album blends segments of the films score along with songs used in the film. It features acts such as Rage Against The Machine, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Rob Zombie, P.O.D., Linkin Park, Fluke, Oakenfold and Dave Matthews Band and score composer Don Davis. It’s a triple LP too!

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Various - SPORTS

    Sports is an EP featuring four tracks that are lifted from the CD of the same name released in 2019. The artists featured are Germans Kassem Mosse AKA Gunar Wendell and Grischa Lichtenberger, the UK’s FUMU and LDWG. In addition to all this, you get a vinyl only exclusive cut of MHG by Belgium's SENSU. 12” on Youth.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Millsart - Every Dog Has Its Day Vol. 5

    Jeff Mills is a legendary producer and DJ from Detroit known, among other things, for forming Underground Resistance with Mike Banks and Robert Hood. Here, under the name Millsart, he continues his long-running series of techno/jazz EPs with Every Dog Has Its Day Vol. 5. Released on his own label, Axis.

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  • Friday 31st January 2020

    The James Hunter Six - I Can Change Your Mind / Who's Fooling Who

    Authentic and retro as ever, when you listen to I Can Change Your Mind by The James Hunter Six you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a ‘50s American diner drinking a milkshake. You’ll be surprised at the fact that this is a James Hunter original with its soulful groove, horns and call and response vocals. You won’t be surprised to learn it’s on Daptone. B/w Who's Fooling Who.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Clémentine March - Le Continent

    Following acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, support slots with Big Thief and playing with bands as diverse as Snapped Ankles and Haha Sounds Collective, Clémentine March at last releases her first full-length album. Overcast with Brexit calamity and anxiety about the future, Le Continent is sung in four different languages and sounds like a melting pot of global pop influences of the last 25 years. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Peder Mannerfelt - Like We Never Existed

    Peder Mannerfelt returns with some more leftfield techno-ish stuff on Voam. Like We Never Existed features four tracks of the Swedish producer’s individual take on electronic music. He has previously recorded under the names Roll The Dice, a duo with Malcolm Pardon, and released some more conventional techno as The Subliminal Kid. Hinge Finger, Numbers and Lazy Tapes are among the labels he’s recorded for.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Ron Morelli - Laugh Taker Remixes

    You may remember Ron Morelli's Laugh Taker which emerged on Hospital Productions Disappearer album in 2018? Well Morelli has now commissioned remixes of the track from Mick Harris (Scorn, Fret etc), Parrish Smith and Overlook and slung the lot out on his L.I.E.S imprint. Very limited it is as well so be quick if you want it. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Smagghe & Cross - 1819

    1819 is the new album by Smagghe & Cross, their second for Offen Music. They are ostensibly an odd couple. Ivan Smagghe is a DJ and producer, and Rupert Cross is a composer. The electronic duo’s music tends to lean in the direction of the experimental as you could well imagine from their respective backgrounds. Here we have an album that harks back to a time that never existed, but they feel it’s worth reminiscing anyway. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Mabe Fratti - Pies Sobre la Tierra

    Mabe Fratti is a Guatemalan cellist who resides in Mexico City. It was in Mexico City where she began hanging around the improvisation scene. This has led to her debut album, Pies Sobre La Tierra, which translates to Feet On The Ground. It is a mix of pop and experimental music which finds a suitable home alongside the likes of Peter Zummo and Military Genius on Unheard of Hope.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Men With Secrets - Psycho Romance & Other Spooky Ballads

    The main secret these men have is that they include techno whizkid Donato Dozzy amongst their ranks. But this ain't no techno  - it is post-punk inspired synth- pop that will appeal to fans of Cabaret Voltaire, the (early) Human League and perhaps New Order. This ain't no pastiche  - they are deadly serious and have created a soaring and thumping record that is new but sounds like it's from another time.  

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq - The Indestructibility of The Already Felled

    The Indestructibility of The Already felled is another collaboration between Leeds cinematic indie band Dakota Suite and French classical / electronic musician Quentin Sirjacq. Dakota Suite have been quietening down and stripping back their music. This album was a natural progression from their last record together, Wintersong. Chris Hooson feels that they have very similar approaches to their work. The album was inspired by Japan, where it was recorded and Hooson and Sirjacq’s wives. 

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Jochen Tiberius Koch - Astoria

    Astoria by Jochen Tiberius Koch is an album all about the Astoria Hotel in Leipzig, Germany. It was ruined in WWII and refurbished to become the most beautiful building in Germany. Through music, composed with classical instruments, electronic elements and spoken word, the album tells of the hotel’s great survival through great upheaval from it being built in 2015 until it closed in 1996.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Tapes - Summer Jam / Salavere

    Opening with wubbing kitsch keys, 'Summer Jam' is the lo-fi and bright works of enigmatic producer Tapes. The sparse yet uplifting instrumental chugs along with its chirpy synths and 80s drum patterns. 'Salavere', the accompanying track on the 10", has darker vibes with help from mysterious synths and delayed hi-hats.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    NTsKi + 7FO - D' Ya Hear Me!

    D’ya Hear Me was originally recorded by Brenda Ray and her group Naffi Sandwich in 1981 - a DIY post punk classic. Here we have a brand new digi reggae version by Japanese musician and producer, Natsuki, or as he likes to be called, NTsKi. It also features fellow Japanese musician 7FO on backing vocals. The warmth of this version shows their love for the original. Along with their original versions, the 12” features a karaoke version, a Bim One Production Remix and a Cvn remix.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Jake Bugg - Kiss Like The Sun / Be Someone

    Massively popular singing indie hair-do Jake Bugg returns with a new double A-sided single, Kiss Like The Sun / Be Someone. Kiss Like The Sun will feature on his forthcoming 5th album, whilst Be Someone is a dance song he made with Liverpool dance duo Camelphat. There's only 1000 of these so they're likely to disappear pretty quickly, don't hang around!

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana Beats

    As the second collaborative album by US rapper Freddie Gibbs and dexterous record producer Madlib, 'Bandana' was a monumental hit in 2019. So much so that the pair now prepare to release the LP, an instrumental version of the record named 'Bandana Beats'. Kick back and enjoy the unvarnished and dazzling soundscapes and beats.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 31st January 2020

    Slotface - Sorry For The Late Reply

    Sløtface, pronounced ‘Slutface’ which is how they used to be known, hail from Norway and play a brand of '90s / early '00s pop-punk. Melodic and a bit noisy, with loads of energy. Sorry For The Late Reply is the band’s second album and follow-up to the Norwegian Grammy winning Try Not To Freak Out. Features the singles Telepathic, Sink Or Swim, Stuff and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

    Due in: only 13 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Crayon Fields - All The Pleasures of The World

    Deluxe re-issue of an album this particular fan of '60s inspired baroque pop hasn't heard but would like to That's because Australian experts Crayon Fields take their inspiration from the flowery likes of the Zombies and the Left Banke to emerge with a melodic indie classic. Out of print for nearly ten years, this re-issue contains a slew of unreleased tracks as a digital bonus.  

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    CHI - The Original Recordings

    For the very first time on vinyl Astral Recordings have collected the work of obscure synth-drone experimenters CHI. Formed in 1985 this collective of musicians made an improvised kosmische full of handmade percussion instruments, new-age synthesizers and extended tape loops. Their trippy electroacoustic drone and improv is finally available on The Original Recordings.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Black Pumas - Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)

    Black Pumas are a funk/soul/hip-hop duo comprising of Adrian Quesada of Brownout and Grupo Fantasma and the previously unheard of but undoubtedly talented Eric Burton. The band made an indelible impression on many that saw them at 2019’s SXSW festival. Their self-titled debut is available on LP and CD on ATO Records.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Paul Haslinger - Exit Ghost

    As a former member of legendary electronic music outfit Tangerine Dream and an experienced composer of soundtrack work, Paul Haslinger strikes out by himself on this much-anticipated album that’s taken him eight years to write, record and finesse. Built primarily around Haslinger’s grand piano, Exit Ghost sees this teller of other people’s stories examine his own life and experiences. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    June - Silver Demon

    June hails from Greece and makes music influenced by electronic music from the late ‘70s to the mid-80s, what he calls the golden age, using an array of vintage synths, drum machines and processors that would make your average electronic music fan drool. Silver Demon is his debut LP for Alessandro Adriani's on point Mannequin label and follows releases on his own eponymous label as well as killers for Suction and These Days.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Various - Rhythm Showcase Vol. 1

    Daptone Records present a delightful set of rarities from their friends and family. Acts including NYC Afrobeat legends Antibalas, Daptone stoner-soul favourites The Budos Band, Africa 70 member Pax Nicholas and Moroccan gnawa trailblazer Innov Gnawa all contribute some unreleased/lesser-known nuggets to ‘Rhythm Showcase Vol. 1’.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    HMLTD - West of Eden

    HMLTD are a rock band based in London who take their influences from David Bowie, Sparks and the New Romantic era. Their sound is guitar based, fused with elements of EDM and experimental pop. They have been likened to The Prodigy and Peaches, among others. West of Eden is their debut album. They may well be pretty big in 2020.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Ásgeir - Bury The Moon

    Bury The Moon is the fourth album by Icelandic singer /  songwriter, Ásgeir. His earlier work was rooted in folk music, and this album finds him returning there. His dad, a respected poet, helped him write the lead single, Youth, which is central to the album. A tenderly fingerpicked song that grows beautifully about growing up in Iceland, anxiety free and being very happy. Listeners will be drawn in by his voice and ear for melody.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Ásgeir - Sátt

    Sátt is the new album by Icelandic singer / songwriter, Ásgeir. It is his fourth album and the Icelandic language version of Bury The Moon. Asgeir is undoubtedly a talent - a multi instrumentalist with a voice to die for and the ability the write a cracking song. The single, Youth, co-written with his father is quite the statement of his talent.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    The Homesick - The Big Exercise

    Having established a fearsome reputation as a live band that’s gotten them signed to iconic indie label Sub Pop, Dutch outfit The Homesick have taken a bit of a left turn on second album The Big Exercise, infusing their intense post-punk with a much wider range of instruments, from piano to clarinet. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Drama - Dance Without Me

    Despite a healthy and prodigious output since they formed five years ago, the Chicago-based outfit Drama are only now releasing their debut album. Fortunately, Dance Without Me benefits from the many months of careful planning and tweaking, dealing with heartbreak, self-care and self-forgiveness, with singer Via Rosa’s lyrics and delivery the focal point. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Sinkane - Gettin’ Weird (Alive at Spacebomb Studios)

    On Gettin’ Weird, the fourth installation in the Spacebomb label’s ‘Alive At Spacebomb’ series this year, Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane takes advantage of a live-in-the-studio scenario to bring tracks from his latest Dépaysé and 2014’s Mean Love to life in a different context. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    The Springfields - Singles 1986-1991

    During the late Eighties and early Nineties, Ric Menck and Paul Chastain became central players in the American indie-pop scene, playing in groups such as Velvet Crush, Bag O’ Shells and Choo Choo Train. Their most popular and well-loved guise, however, was The Springfields. Singles 1986-1991 collects the five glorious power-pop singles they released on various labels, adding a bonus track. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Oh Wonder - No One Else Can Wear Your Crown

    Having started life five years ago as a bedroom project with the aim of uploading a track each month to SoundCloud, London-based alt-pop duo Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht - better known as Oh Wonder - have found major label success and international tours and taken those achievements in their stride. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is their third studio album, and seeks to add new elements to their sound. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Fat Tony and Taydex - Wake Up

    Fat Tony is often to be found in the studio with A$AP Rocky and Das Racist. On Wake Up, he is paired with his good pal and producer, Taydex. Fat Tony’s raps are near the knuckle and detail his lifetime of experiences. This is the Nigerian-American rappers fifth album, but first album for Carpark.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Alex Somers - Honey Boy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Alex Somers is the Alex half of ethereal experimental duo Jonsi and Alex. His first venture into film scoring is Honey Boy - a drama directed by first timer Alma Har’el and written by and starring Shia LaBeouf. LaBeouf wrote the film whilst in rehab about a boy who has struggles in his younger years, in his relationship with his father and with his mental health. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Nada Surf - Never Not Together

    Never Not Together is the ninth album by New York indie rock band Nada Surf. Having been together as a band for the best part of thirty years, the title seems to refer to the band as much as anything else, apart from when head Surfer Matthew Caws collaborated with Juliana Hatfield under the name Minor Alps, of course. If you want guitars and melody, look no further.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Envy - The Fallen Crimson

    Envy started life as a screamo band in 1992 - before screamo was a thing. Whilst holding on to their ferocious edge, over time they have transitioned into post-rock, in keeping with their stint on Mogwai’s Rock Action label. The Fallen Crimson is the Japanese band’s 7th album and the first album of a new era, featuring three new members and the return of original vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Luminous Bodies - Nah Nah Nah Yeh Yeh Yeh

    Luminous Bodies are an acid/psych rock supergroup with not one but two drummers keeping everything together. They are made of members from Terminal Cheesecake, Part Chimp, Gum Takes Tooth, Apes Fight Back and Psychic Pussies. Nah Nah Nah Yeh Yeh Yeh is their new album on Box Records, which is the perfect home for them.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Jon Hassell / Farafina - Flash of the Spirit

    Jon Hassell is best known for his collaborations with non Western music and traditional African acts in a form of music he called Fourth World. On this his 1987 album Flash of the Spirit he records with Farafina - a percussion voice and dance collective. It was recorded by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and this is its first ever vinyl remaster.  

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun

    Texas Sun is the intriguing collaboration between soul / R&B singer Leon Bridges and wayward psychedelic types Khruangbin. Both artists hail from Texas but represent different ends of the state’s musical heritage, here, they bring them together on an EP that has every chance of being an absolute cracker.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Shopping - All Or Nothing

    Rachel Aggs has had a good 2019, releasing brilliant albums with Trash Kit and Sacred Paws. She now returns to Shopping for their fourth album, All or Nothing. As the band are now split between LA and Glasgow it meant they had to find time when they could get together. The album came out of an intensive two week writing and recording sesh. Expect their usual bold, post-punk sound, but this time with added pop sensibilities.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Gil Scott-Heron - We're New Again – A Re-imagining by Makaya McCraven

    We’re New Again is a reworking of Gil Scott-heron’s final album, I’m New Here, by jazz musician Makaya McCraven. Makaya’s principal instrument is the drums but he can turn his hand to production too, so getting stuck into this was right up his street. I’m New Here has already been given an alternative spin when Jamie xx remixed it in 2011. This jazz take is most intriguing.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Cerrone - DNA

    An influential composer of ‘70s and ‘80s dance music and responsible for sales of 30 million around the world, producer Marc Cerrone returns with his umpteenth studio album DNA. Released via Because Music on crystal clear see-through vinyl, this electronic music legend is still at the top of his game. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Antibalas - Fu Chronicles

    Brooklyn’s Antibalas mix afrobeat, funk and jazz, taking their inspiration from Fela Kuti and Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Lyrically they concentrate on political and social issues. Their 20 year career has seen them release 6 albums, with Fu Chronicles being their 7th. It is their 5th album for Daptone. Their name, if you were wondering, means Bulletproof in Spanish.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Rajan James - Impossible Dreams

    Christian singer and sax player Rajan James hails from Jamaica. At some point in the ‘80s, she took a holiday in the USA but ended up staying for years absorbing the influence of gospel choirs and the nascent dance scene. She used these influences to make Impossible Dreams upon her return home. Various things got in the way of it being released, but now you can enjoy it in the 12” format, with the message from James to never give up.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Logic1000 - Logic1000

    Australian-born producer and DJ Samantha Poulter re-issues her much sought-after self-titled debut EP as Logic1000. Having been initially released as a white-label vinyl only back at the start of 2019, being endorsed by the likes of Four Tet, Carl Craig and Mount Kimbie subsequently, the six tracks are now appearing on a regular 12” vinyl on Because Music. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Sandoz - s/t

    Richard H. Kirk is most famous for being a member of Sheffield industrialists Cabaret Voltare. He also struck out on his own in 1992 under the name Sandoz, a name taken from the lab that developed LSD in the ‘30s. He has released 12 albums under that name to date. Second Circle have been sifting through his archive and found four tracks that were originally released in the early days of his solo career and made one stunner of an EP.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Sapphire Slows - Emotion Still Remains

    Having been creatively awakened in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes that struck her country, Japanese artist and record producer Kinuko Hiramatsu, who records as Sapphire Slows and builds her drone-like compositions over synths and keyboards, presents a brand new 12” single titled ‘Emotion Still Remains’. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Rhythim Is Rhythim / Derrick May / Mayday - Innovator – Soundtrack For The Tenth Planet

    Originally released in 1991, Network Records delivers a double-vinyl re-issue of Derrick May’s seminal Innovator collection, dubbed with the additional title Soundtrack For The Tenth Planet. This collection includes the acid house-pioneering ‘Strings of Life’ (released under the name Rhythim Is Rhythim) and a full 13-minute version of ‘Hand In Hand’. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Pet Shop Boys - Monkey Business

    Following the Years & Years-featuring ‘Dreamland’ and ‘Burning The Heather’, Pet Shop Boys trail the release of their upcoming 14th studio album Hotspot with its third single ‘Monkey Business’. Features a radio edit of the track, remixes from Friend Within and Prins Thomas, plus exclusive B-side ‘At Rock Bottom’. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    La Roux - Supervision

    Considering we’re talking about somebody who destroyed the singles chart in 2009, it’s surprising to learn that Supervision is Elly Jackson’s first La Roux album in nearly six years, and only her third altogether. Nevertheless, it’s full of the kinds of flourishes that have always made her music stand out, with eight deep cuts of melodic electro-pop brilliance. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Arborist - A Northern View

    A hotly-tipped property ever since Kim Deal contributed to their debut single ‘Twisted Arrow’ five years ago, A Northern View is the second studio album from Irish group Arborist. Recorded in the prestigious surroundings of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, this bucolic collection prominently features the distinctive violin playing of Emma Smith. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Lee - Roots From The Congo

    Roots From The Congo by Lee "Scratch" Perry with Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo could have been a very different affair. Molenga & Kawongolo were two Senegalese musicians who had travelled to Jamaica with a band assembled by French producer Bernadette Duget. After failing to recorded a rock album as intended, the project was deemed a failure. Molenga & Kawongolo stayed on and worked Perry eventually turning out a classic reggae record. Originally released in 1979 and re-released in 1991, it remains a much sought after piece o’ wax, but look, Roots Vibration have reissued it again!

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Mudhoney - Pedazo de pastel

    Pedazo de pastel is a 7 track EP by Godfathers of Grunge, Mudhoney. The EP features tracks recorded in a basement studio in 1992 that would subsequently be re-recorded for their major label debut, Piece of Cake plus a previously unreleased song from the same beer-fuelled sessions, ‘Knock it on the Head’.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

    Gil Scott-Heron released I’m New Here in 2010. It sadly turned out to be the legendary musician and poet’s final album. The album at least matches his previous work in terms of boundary-pushing and musical quality, so it's well deserving of a 10th anniversary reissue. This version comes with a previously unreleased cut from the original sessions and a cover of Handsome Johnny, originally by Richie Havens, which turned out to be the last song Scott-Heron ever recorded. There’s a bunch of other rare tracks dating from the original album sessions too. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol III: Live Around The World

    The third instalment in the fascinating Johnny Cash Bootleg series, Live Around The World features 53 live tracks recorded in locations around the world between 1956 and 1979, in contexts as diverse as prison shows and a White House invitational. It’s presented as a triple-vinyl box set with in-depth liner notes from rock historian Dave Marsh. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol IV: The Soul Of Truth

    The fourth in the Bootleg series from Johnny Cash’s archives, The Soul of Truth focusses on the religious side of The Man In Black’s vast repertoire. These three slabs of vinyl showcase songs recorded during the Seventies and Eighties, including an unreleased album of gospel music from 1975, and comes with liner notes from his son, John Carter Cash. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces Everyone

    Los Angeles-based punk miserablists Spanish Love Songs deliver their newest studio album Brave Faces Everyone, arriving just a couple of years after 2018’s excellent breakthrough Schmaltz. Fans can expect more of frontman Dylan Slocum’s pin-point accurate descriptions of everyday life and romance. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Seu Jorbe & Rogê - Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions

    You may remember Seu Jorge from his David Bowie covers which soundtracked the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions sees the Brazillian guitarist and singer record with lifelong collaborator Rogê for the first time. The album went from idea to LP in just four days. The music is influenced by Brazillian masters such as Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Asa Tone - Temporary Music

    Asa Tone are a trio with members who hail from Jakarta and New York. They recorded Temporary Music in Indonesia by improvising pieces as a group using digital and analogue technology. The recorded music was then edited down to what we have here. If you like Mensch or Golden Teacher, then check this out. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Hamerkop - Remote

    Hamerkop is a duo made up of New Zealander Annabel Alpers, known for being in the group Bachelorette and Adam Cooke, a drummer and studio engineer from Baltimore who has worked with Beach House, Wye Oak and Future Islands. Remote is a collection of songs, made from field recordings, synths and tight, minimal drumming, about the mundanity of life that are put together so well they become incredibly engaging. Swooning and cosy all at once.  

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Steve Spacek - Houses

    Houses is the new album by one of the originators of the South London electronic scene, Steve Spacek. It is released through Black Focus. It is an album that he calls ‘long overdue’ taking inspiration from house and threading through some soul, jazz and R&B. Spacek has released records though Eglo, his brother, dBridge’s, Exit Records under the name Blackpocket, through Ninja Tune under the name Beat Spacek and collaborated with Mark Pritchard under the name Africa HiTech, which was released on Warp.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Mother Earth - Soona Than Much Layta

    Long-time Acid Jazz Records act Mother Earth return on Very Together with Soona Than Much Layta, a new five-track EP pressed on white 10” vinyl. Founder member Matt Deighton is supported by four experienced backing musicians, and the collection comprises three new pieces along with covers of Maxayn’s classic ‘Good Things’ and Derek & The Dominoes’ ‘Gotta Get Better In A Little While’. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Various - The Irishman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Featuring classic songs curated by Randall Poster and some original material written by The Band’s Robbie Robertson, this is a double-vinyl package containing the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese’s epic The Irishman, released on Netflix at the end of 2019 and starring CGI-altered physical performances from cinema legends such as Pacino, De Niro, Pesci and Keitel. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    The Soulless Party - The Black Meadow Archive: Vol 1

    Concerning a mysterious village in North Yorkshire that’s rumoured to be the site of several unexplained disappearances, The Black Meadow Archive: Vol 1 follows on from a 2013 release by The Soulless Party titled Tales From The Black Meadow that tied in with a book of the same name by Chris Lambert. A chance to explore deeper into this highly intriguing soundtrack and the myths that informed it. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    youbet - Compare & Despair

    Formed out of a Bandcamp project led by Floridian-turned-New Yorker Nick Llobet a few years back, Compare & Despair is the full-band debut project from youbet. Swarming with colour and vivid imagination, the component tracks speak to the same kind of disarming, almost naive simplicity of artists like Alex Chilton and Elliott Smith. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    OZO - Saturn

    This might blow away the cobwebs. OZO self-describe as an alto sax free jazz rock trio. They blend improvised sax workouts with wild drumming and guitar freak outs. Inspired by John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders amongst others, this is not for the faint hearted. if you like your music smooth and relaxing then probably best look away now. Limited edition red vinyl on Riot Season. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Gene Hunt - After School

    This is Chicago house legend Gene Hunt, not the character from the TV show Life On Mars. After School is a 12” EP featuring three tracks from deep down in Hunt’s wonderous archive. As the title may suggest, After School is bringing back some real old school bangers that were played in clubs back in the day. This is the first time they’ve been released on vinyl. On L.A. Club Resource.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    CP/BW - Untitled

    The initials could tell you that this is a collaboration between CP (Corporate Park aka Shane English) and BW (Beau Wanzer). This is their second full length collaborative LP and contains all sorts of tracks that they made over the last five years. They describe what they do as twisted American Electronics and they enjoyed the results so much they've self released on limited vinyl for you to enjoy. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Cross Island - East Of The Apple

    It’s always nice when someone digs up a lost classic. This time it’s the turn of new label Kalita. They have revived disco classic East of the Apple by New York sextet Cross Island. The 12” features two mixes of the title track, Just A Little Different mix and the Al Kent remix. It also includes an Al Kent remix of the track Wave.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Perko - The City Rings

    Perko here soundtracks a moved to the city  - Copenhagen in fact - and delves inside the sounds the sights and the smells of the big place. Field recordings are used to blend in with the minimalist melodies giving a cinematic feel to proceedings. An album that reduces everything to the smallest components, doing its own thing within the landscapes of the place it lives.  

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    John Moreland - LP5

    Gruff-voiced Americana giant John Moreland returns with his fifth album which is helpfully titled LP5. It seems he’s gone for a more brooding sound here, helped by producer Matt Pence (not Mike, that would be super weird) who has worked with Jason Isbel and The Breeders, among others. His music is no less beautiful and heartfelt for it, though.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    N2K2 - Nirvana 2002 Recordings ('89​-​'91)

    Nothing to do with Kurt Kobain's lot, this is a collection of the early recordings from Swedish Death Metal band N2K2. It is jam packed with demos, rehearsal tapes and rarities from a band often compared favourably with the likes of Entombed and Dismember. If you are into your Death Metal then you will know that this is a very good thing indeed. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White - 2

    Former Red House Painter, Mark Kozelek teams up once again with Ben Boye, a multi-instrumentalist from Chicago and Dirty Three drummer, Jim White. 2 is the follow up to the trio’s eponymous debut from 2017. It was recorded over 7 months in various locations covering the length and breadth of the USA. 

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Elkhorn - The Storm Sessions

    Elkhorn are guitarists Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner. The duo got snowed in at Turner Williams’(of Guardian Alien) place when they were due to play a gig. Instead they ended up with Sheppard on an acoustic 12-string and Gardner playing a 6-string electric guitar improvising and recording two side-long pieces. Williams added some mysticism by playing electric bouzouki on the first piece and shahi baaja on the second. The aptly named Storm Sessions was the result.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Alex Rex - Andromeda

    Alex Rex, real name Alex Neilsen, was the drummer in Scottish folk rockers Trembling Bells, as well as drumming for the likes of Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Shirley Collins, Jandek and Current 93 among others. Andromeda is his third album. It follows Vermillion and Otterburn. Judging by the track ‘Pass the Mask’ this should please fans of Bonnie “Prince” Billy and promises to be a bloody good record. Folk legend Shirley Collins and Belle & Sebastian guitarist Stevie Jackson make guest appearances.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Daniel Pemberton & Samuel Sim - The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Vol. 1 & 2 (Original Music from the Netflix Series)

    Jim Henson’s classic film Dark Crystal has been turned into a magical series by Netlflix: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Daniel Pemberton & Samuel Sim composed the music and made it as magical and mystical as their minds and the inspiration of the sourced material would allow. Double LP.

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 7th February 2020

    Robbie Basho - Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

    American folk guitarist and pianist Robbie Basho was a contemporary of guitarists John Fahey and Leo Kottke. The three of them all wanted to elevate the status of the acoustic guitar to grandness of a concert instrument. Unlike a nylon strung guitar Basho said it could bring about metaphorical fire. He was inspired by music and philosophy from different cultures around the world and particularly the music of Ravi Shankar. Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho is a feature-length documentary about is life. Available on Blu Ray and DVD

    Due in: only 20 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Move D + Benjamin Brunn - Let's Call It A Day

    First time on vinyl double LP pressing of this album from German artists Move D + Benjamin Brunn. Originally released on CD in 2006 it still sounds way ahead of its time tapping into the lo-fi Ambient house haze that would start to emerge a decade later. Deeply blurred rave and long loops that drift on for an immersive 76 minutes. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Various (Contortions, Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Mars, DNA) - No New York

    'No New York' is considered to be the definitive album of the No Wave movement. The Brian Eno produced compilation documents four groups from New York's experimental underground scene - DNA, Contortions, Mars, and Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. Stemming from the post-punk and experimental rock scenes, No Wave embraced noise, dissonance, angular rhythms and atonality. Acts as varied as Sonic Youth, Swans, ESG, Lizzy Mercier Descloux and Liquid Liquid were also spawned from the movement. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    The Raincoats - The Raincoats

    Spindly post-punk heaven here from The Raincoats. The album was both important for its DIY spirit but also for the fact that it was made by four women in the then male dominated music industry. The album fell under the radar until Kurt Cobain mentioned it as one of his favourite records and since then has taken on legendary status and influenced scores of musicians. Re-issued from original sources for this luxury revamp that no home should be without. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Dead Prez - Let's Get Free

    Yes yes yes, the hard and heavy 2000 debut from political hip-hop crew Dead Prez reissued on Get Down. Let’s Get Free speaks on Black Nationalism and murderous white racism, backed with thick and chunky analogue basslines. There is even a sighting of a young Kanye West, whose remix of ‘It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop’ turns up on the fourth side of this 2LP.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Bambara - Stray

    Stray is the fourth album by New York-based post punk band Bambara. The theme of the album is death, set to a pummeling, brooding and atmospheric soundscape. They have toured with IDLES and 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq is advocate. All you really need to know though is that their drummer is called Blaze.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    David Gray - White Ladder

    David Gray’s massively successful fourth album, White Ladder, is getting a 20th anniversary reboot. Remastered and in a number editions including luxury 4LP and 2CD sets. Just in case you can’t remember which album this is, it’s the one with Babylon, This Year’s Love and Sail Away on.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

    “I’m being swept by this notion of time passing,” Kevin Parker explained to the New York Times about his new Tame Impala album earlier in 2019. “There’s something really intoxicating about it.” That preoccupation is at the centre of The Slow Rush, due for release on Valentine’s Day 2020 and 11 whole months after we got the first taste of new music ‘Borderline’ earlier this year. One of the most anticipated indie releases of recent years!

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Mush - 3D Routine

    Having enjoyed a brilliant couple of years thanks to surprise hit ‘Alternative Facts’ and BBC 6Music playlisted ‘Gig Economy’, plus support slots with the likes of Stereolab and The Lovely Eggs, Leeds trio Mush announce their debut studio album 3D Routine. Mixed by Dream Wife / our girl producer Andy Savours in their hometown’s Green Mount Studio, it’s set to carry on the abstract, socially incisive post-punk of their recent Induction Party EP. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    MALKA - I'm Not Your Soldier

    On the new album, I’m Not Your Soldier, by Malka, she tells us where she is in her life, deciding to reflect on personal issues following her 2017 album Ratatat, which put politics centre stage. It is a dynamic album with mixing clattering pop, psychedelic dreams and stripped back reflections. It was produced by Paul Savage who has worked with Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and King Creosote.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Katie Gately - Loom

    Dedicated to the memory of her mother, who passed away in 2018, experimental musician Katie Gately presents her second album Loom. With field recordings ranging from cut-up audio from her parents’ wedding to the sound of actual earthquakes, this beautiful album bears the profundity of permanent loss. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Saxophones - Eternity Bay

    Eternity Bay is the second album from husband-and-wife duo The Saxophones. Their first record, Songs of the Saxophones, was written on a boat, and that sense of time-and-place is present again on Eternity Bay. Woodwind, guitar and soft vocals are the dominant sounds, but the influence of jazz is detectable in the way the songs meander and gently drift. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Sign Libra - Sea To Sea

    Latvian composer Agata Melnikova returns for her second album under the moniker Sign Libra. Each of the nine tracks on Sea To Sea is named after one of the “seas” visible on the Moon’s surface. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Music Fund, which provides access to music performance for young people living in conflict zones. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    HAAi - Systems Up, Windows Down

    After regular Radio 1 slots and festival-slaying DJ sets, new Mute signing Teneil Throssell - known better as Australian-born producer HAAi - presents her first EP for the label. Systems Up, Windows Down is a step up in production terms from her self-released mixes, with every element of her psychedelic, melodious music sharpened up. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Beatrice Dillon - Workaround

    Workaround is the debut album by Beatrice Dillon. She has taken her love of the UK club scene, mixed it with afro-carriebean influences and samples from guest musicians such as Kuljit Bhamra on tabla, Jonny Lam from Pharoah Sanders Band playing pedal steel guitar, Laurel Halo and Batu at synth & vocals and samples respectively along with Kadialy Kouyaté playing kora and Lucy Railton on cello. It makes for a refreshingly innovative blend of rhythm and sound.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Riki - Riki

    The woman behind Riki is the equally enigmatic Niff Nawor, former member of Crimson Scarlet and visual artist associated with the anarcho-punk scene in California. Following a short series of mini-albums and singles, Riki is her first proper album, inspired by the straightforward electro-pop of the mid-Eighties. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Grotbags - Grotbags

    Wacky Manchester band Grotbags, named after Rod Hull’s nemesis in the Children’s ITV show Emu’s Pink Windmill Show, have found themselves being the first band on stage at many a gig. Now their brand of lovable indie-punk-pop gets the headline slot with their self-titled debut album. They say that their music is ‘pop hits for dumb shits’ so we'll go with that. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Boniface - Boniface

    Winnipeg. Nice place but cold in the winter which probably gave Boniface the time and space to work on his '80s-inspired synth pop moves. So long as he had a warm room to work in. As we approach yet another winter it's time to listen to his debut album which is here on Transgressive. It's all about growing up in a small place and never wanting to go back. It's a haunting and emotional ride, uplifting yet melancholic.  

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Moses Boyd - Dark Matter

    Moses Boyd is an award winning jazz musician mostly known for being one half of Binker & Moses.  He likes to blend genres to create innovative new sounds. He has previously collaborated with musician and producer Sampha, contemporary classical pop musician Kelsey Lu and played drums for Sons of Kemet.  Dark Matter is his debut solo album. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Kvelertak - Splid

    Norwegian band Kvelertak have signed with Rise Records for their fourth album, Splid, which translates to Discord in English. The band run the gamut of guitar music from good ol’ rock and roll to black metal via punk rock. Let’s just say hey like to make a racket. The new album explores how stupid and greedy the human race have been and wonders where it will all end. Recorded with Kurt Ballou in Massachusetts. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    The Social Singing Choir - Sings The Hits of Moshi Moshi Records

    The Social Singing Choir Sings The Hits of Moshi Moshi is just that - a choir formed in 2017 by people just wanting to get together, sing and have a good time but has grown into something altogether more spectacular. This project has come from Moshi Moshi boss Stephen Bass loving, what he calls, weird cover versions - you may remember when Sonic Youth covered the Carpenters or the haunting brilliant Langley Schools Project. Here this group take on Florence and the Machine, Sweet Baboo, Hot Chip and Friendly Fires

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    The Districts - You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere

    Pennsylvania indie-rockers, The Districts, are back with their fourth album, You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere. It’s the follow-up to their well received 2017 album, Popular Manipulations. The band’s front man, Rob Grote, describes the album title as being unachievable, putting off death and sticking around forever with your better half. I’m guessing he likes to dream about that though.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Nyx Nótt - Aux Pieds de la Nuit

    Nyx Nótt is the new project from Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat. Nyx is a Greek goddess and Nótt is a Norse goddess. His new album is called Aux Pieds de la Nuit which roughly translates to At The Feet Of The Night. The album has a nocturnal feel to it as he recorded it at home whilst the rest of the household slept. It is also an album that celebrates the wee small hours.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Various - Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol. 2

    Cadence Revolution is the second instalment in a planned series of compilations that are excavating the archives of French Caribbean label Disques Debs International. Featuring the likes of Super Vikings and Guy Conquette, Volume 2 focusses on the development of the unique ‘Cadence’ sound during the 1970s, which resolved myriad influences into a Pan-Caribbean blend of styles and musical traditions that resonated for years afterwards. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Kennebec - Departure

    Night Time Stories releases Departure, the much-anticipated debut album from Portland-based Kennebec, in mid-February. Following the production of its title track (which finishes off the album) back in 2017, it’s been a long period of refinement for the project’s mastermind Eric Phillips, taking in anime soundtracks, obscure hip-hop and ambient electronica to deliver this 10-track delight. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Emika - Dilo Variations

    Czech pioneer Emika (aka Ema Jolly) is making a name for herself in the game of leftfield neo-classical electronica. Currently residing in Berlin, the producer prepares to release 'Dilo Variations' - a piece darker in colour than anything before, but with that same elegance Emika applies to everything she does.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Various - Air Texture Vol. VII - Selected by Rrose and Silent Servant

    For Air Texture Vol. VII, Rrose and Silent Servant choose some previously unreleased and exclusive tracks from the musical underground. Among the 26 artists showing their wares are Luke Slater, Laurel Halo, Ron Morelli, Not Waving and Anthony Child. Not to be overshadowed, Rrose teams up with James Fei and Silent Servant goes it alone to contribute tracks.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Emika - Klavirni Temna

    Emika (aka Ema Jolly) has steadily made a name for herself over the past decade, with her trip-hop infused electronica. However on 'Klavirini Temna' (meaning 'dark piano' in Czech), Emika keeps things pure and stripped-back with a cluster of heartwarming piano-driven songs - juxtaposing both dark and light themes.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Emika - Klavirni

    Beginning with the gentle and flickering piano riffs of 'Dilo 4', Emika (aka Ema Jolly) presents yet another soul-soothing collection of hazy and piano-driven tracks in 'Klavirni'. As an improvisation-based piece, the pioneer's sheer creativity and imagination is fully exposed for all to enjoy - it's transcending stuff.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Le Butcherettes - DON'T BLEED

    Having enjoyed exposure in recent years derived from being featured on ‘True Detective’, as well as being selected as the theme song for the 2015 World Series, prolific Mexican garage punk outfit Le Butcherettes present their latest EP Don’t Bleed, housing some of their most melodic and straightforward material yet. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    René Aquarius - Universe

    You may know Dutch drummer, René Aquarius from bands such as Dead Neanderthals, Imperial Cult and Cryptae. He loves a bit of grindcore, jazz and experimenting with either. On his new solo album, Universe, he’s made drones from manipulating and multitracking cymbals which keep moving and changing as they go.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Mhysa - Nevaeh

    Hyperdub presents the second full-length album from its recent signing Mhysa. Commenced shortly after the word-of-mouth success of her 2017 debut Fantasii, the artist herself describes Nevaeh (‘heaven’ spelt backwards) as “a prayer for Black women and femmes to be taken to or find a new and better world”. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Various - Call Me By Your Name

    Immensely popular soundtrack from the critically acclaimed 2017 coming-of-age drama directed by Luca Guadagnino. Features John Adams, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Loredana Bertè, Bandolero, Frank Glazer, Alessio Bax, Giorgio Moroder & Joe Esposito, André Laplante, Sufjan Stevens, F.R. David, Marco Armani, Franco Battiato, The Psychedelic Furs, Valéria Szervánszky & Ronald Cavaye.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Liam Hayes - Mirage Garage

    As one of three critically acclaimed records written by the elusive singer-songwriter, 'Mirage Garage' is Liam Hayes' plush vision of soul-pop. As an evocative selection of hits, this idiosyncratic nine-track piece is devoted to remaining sparse and intimate via the vehicle of Hayes' excellently crafted vision.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    David Bowie - Alabama Song

    Alabama Song by David Bowie was originally released as a single in 1980. It is David Bowie’s version of a Bertolt Brecht poem set to music by Kurt Weill in 1927. As Bowie was an admirer of Brecht’s work, he’d been playing the song live since 1978. This special picture disc 7" includes Alabama Song in its original single release form and a version from a 1978 concert recorded at Earl’s Court, along with a version of Heroes album track Joe The Lion from the same concert.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Summer Camp - Romantic Comedy

    Moshi Moshi presents the long-awaited fifth studio album from indie-popsters Summer Camp. With multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Warmsley returning from his solo projects last year, Romantic Comedy is designed as a soundtrack to a film of the same name by his bandmate Elizabeth Sankey, and comes out on Valentine’s Day. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Godthrymm - Reflections

    The debut full-length album from Godthrymm, the latest project from UK metal figurehead Hamish Glencross (formerly of Solstice and My Dying Bride). Formed with sometime collaborator Shaun Taylor-Steels on drums, Reflections follows the band’s A Grand Reclamation EP from a couple of years back. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    CEL - CEL

    CEL is the duo of Felix Kubin and Hubert Zemler. Kubin who you will know from a myriad other projects handles the electronics and zemler the percussion. Together they come up with seven instrumentals ranging from electronic pulses, ghostly synths and teutonic grooves. It's a wild ride with some out-there collaboration as you may expect. the wildest thing though is the press release we've been sent. Read it and believe that Kubin actually melts plastic and concrete with his music.  

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    John Frusciante - Curtains

    John Frusciante enjoyed two stints as guitarist in Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1988-1992 and 1998-2009. Frusciante’s solo albums have a bit of a cult following and there’s quite a lot of them too, 14 in fact. Curtains was his eighth album, originally released in 2005. It features guest spots from Autolux drummer, Carla Azar, upright bassist Ken Wild and regular collaborator, Mars Volta and At The Drive-In guitarist, Omar Rodrigues-Lopez.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Deutsche Ashram - Whisper Om

    Four long years on from their joyous debut album Deeper and Deeper comes the second studio record from Dutch duo Deutsche Ashram. Guitarist Ajay Saggar and vocalist Merinde Verbeek’s scuffed, loud yet boundlessly melodic sound has now been blown up into something much more panoramic on Whisper Om

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Elephant Stone - Hollow

    Hollow is the sixth album by Canadian psych-pop band Elephant Stone. In true classic rock style they have made a concept album inspired by The Pretty Things’ SF Sorrow, The Who’s Tommy and The Beatles’ White Album but with a dystopian sci-fi narrative that sees the human race fighting for survival. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Kanaan - Odense Sessions

    Norwegian Psychedelic impro-rock band Kanaan teamed up with Danish musical polymath and Causa Sui guitarist Jonas Monk to explore sound in a semi-improvised way. They got together in Monk’s Odense studio, hence the Odense Sessions name. The resulting recordings find Monk and the band jamming,  weaving guitars a la The Grateful Dead. A dream for any fan of experimental psych rock. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Yan Hart-Lemonnier - Le partage des griefs

    Translating as ‘The Sharing of Grievances’, Le Partage Des Griefs is a new album of synthetic ambient pieces from French artist Yan Hart-Lemonnier. He’s recorded under a range of different monikers since the start of his career nearly 20 years ago, but this new collection sees him turn in a more weighty and gloomy direction than his normally playful style. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    The Grand Gestures - Low Lights

    Low Lights consists of a selection of collaborations that have appeared on the last five albums from Scottish lo-fi pop formation The Grand Gestures, and released on CD only. Having recently received the endorsement of veteran comedian Phill Jupitus, he gets to lead off the 16-track collection with a new effort ‘The Sailor of Bari’. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Heart Bones - Hot Dish

    Heart Bones is a new collaboration between former A Giant Dog star Sabrina Ellis and a certain Sean Tillmann, whom those with long memories will recall is the real name of early Noughties independent figurehead Har Mar Superstar. Hot Dish sees the two friends explore their mutual love of classic male/female duos from pop history and forge their influences into new compositions.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Ben Pirani - That's The Way It Goes

    A special 7” vinyl single from Ben Pirani and his backing band The Means of Production, following the success of his recent debut album How Do I Talk To My Brother? It consists of a cover of The Harptones’ ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ recorded live at a radio station on the West Coast, with the B-side representing the first recording at his own New York studio. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Kelly Finnigan - Since I Don't Have You Anymore

    A stand-alone 7” single release for ‘Since I Don’t Have You Anymore’, taken from The Tales People Tell, the 2019 solo album from Monophonics singer Kelly Finnigan. This dusty yet timeless indie-soul track is presented in all its glory, with the instrumental version gracing the B-side. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

    A key release from Oakland’s Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective in the early Nineties, 93 ‘Til Infinity was the debut album from Souls of Mischief. At a time when mainstream rap was dominated by Dre’s post-The Chronic sound and the rise of gangsta rap, this album stood in stark contrast, with a softer and more intelligent and universal tone. Here, it’s re-mastered and re-pressed on double vinyl. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright

    And It’s Still Alright marks the first solo work of Denver-based singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff outside of the context of his band The Night Sweats since they exploded onto the scene back in the middle of the ‘10s. Produced with the help of Beach House’s James Barone, it’s one of the more personal and soulful collections in Rateliff’s discography. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Thomas Newman - 1917 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Music On Vinyl presents Thomas Newman’s original score to Sam Mendes’ upcoming World War I epic 1917. Shot as one continuous scene with the technical wizardry of cinematographer Roger Deakins, the soundtrack therefore is one uninterrupted sequence of swells and lulls, and is sure to be in with a shout this awards season. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    The Men - Mercy

    The Men are like a microcosm of men as a whole in that they are both good and bad.They do great things and they do less great things but I think we're all still ok with them being around. They've actually been rather consistent over the last few years and this stability has led to their new album Mercy on which they make music with some of the classic rock moves of the 70s era old timers alongside the experimental churn of someone like Suicide.   

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Upsetters - Eastwood Rides Again

    It's strange to think that reggae and dub legend Lee Perry got so much inspiration from spaghetti westerns but here he is with the second of his themed records on this orange vinyl re-issue of Upsetters famed 1970 album. It's mostly instrumental so you can hear all the clever production touches that made him such a legendary producer. Still at it today too at the ripe old age of 98. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon

    The Melodians are a Jamaican band who recorded the original version of Rivers Of Babylon which became a massive global hit for Boney M. Here we have an album of their own successes, featuring the original version of the aforementioned hit, along with Sweet Sensation, which almost broke the UK Top 40. Their vocal prowess and melodies will have you hooked in no time.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Tennis - Swimmer

    Tennis here present an early contender of press release of the year. It's all happened to the usually carefree couple. Alaina was very ill on tour, Patrick's dad died then his mum had a stroke. We hear all about the funeral, of Patrick's mums recovery...it's quite the soap opera. What i think the press release is saying is that their new album Swimmer comes out of dark times but the music is resolutely upbeat and joyful. Sunny side up pop for fans of St Etienne and yacht rock. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Kutiman - Saluf / Badawee

    Following a highly productive 2019, the legendary Kutiman kicks off the new decade with a new 7” vinyl single housing two desert-funk gems. Leading it is ‘Saluf’, already a live favourite for fans and which has been captured on disc for the first time, along with a brand new, more chilled out offering ‘Badawee’. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Cindy Lee - What's Tonight To Eternity

    Cindy Lee is the project of former Women guitarist and vocalist Patrick Flegel. Where the other surviving members of that fantastic band went off to form the more straightforward Preoccupations, Flegel has burrowed deep into brooding atmospherics and eerie off kilter soundscapes in a very personal project which explores identity and expression.  

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Maximum Joy - Station M.X.J.Y.

    Maximum Joy were one of the mainstays of the multicultural punk funk that emerged from Bristol in the late '70s and early '80s. The group made an experimental but dancefloor friendly amalgamation of dub, funk, soul and jazz. Station M.X.J.Y was their only album in their (initial) lifetime and is here presented on red vinyl in a small edition of 500 copies. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Bobby Patterson - The Storyteller

    As a delightful mix of upbeat funk and blues, Bobby Patterson's 'The Storyteller' is reissued and sounding as impressive as ever. Bobby's charm and dexterity, showcased across the thirteen scintillating tracks, resonates just as strongly as it did upon release (way back to 1982). Uplifting stuff from the jovial Texan.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Various - Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style From The Streets

    Accompanying a brand new book also titled 'Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style From The Streets', this compilation features a plethora of grass roots work revolving around skinhead culture from 1967 - 1973. Ranging from the likes of Desmond Dekker & The Aces to Lloyd Terrel and The Melodians, this is a scintillating blast from the past.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Ash - Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash

    Originally formed in the sleepy Northern Irish town of Downpatrick, cult favourite alt-rockers 'Ash' celebrate a quarter of a century in the game with 'Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash'. The compilation is a fantastic mix of chart-ruffling hits, along with a brand spanking new track thrown in to boot.

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 14th February 2020

    Rosetta - Terra Sola

    Rosetta come off the back of an exhaustive touring cycle lasting nearly two years after their sixth album Utopioid with a new EP, titled Terra Sola and released on 12” vinyl. It seeks to continue to break new sonic territory for the group, veering away from the loud, spacey rock of previous releases and emphasising texture and atmosphere. 

    Due in: only 27 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Bersarin Quartett - Bersarin Quartett

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand

    The Angelic Process combine the ear-bleeding guitar of My Bloody Valentine, the post-metal expansiveness of Neurosis and unstaunched emotion of Swans with complex musicality. Weighing Souls With Sand, the band’s third album, was originally released in 2007, after which the band was put on indefinite hiatus due to founding member Kris Angylus severely injuring his hand. It turned out to be the band’s final album after Angylus sadly took his own life in 2008.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Anthony Naples - Fog FM

    New York producer and co-owner of Incensio and Proibito Anthony Naples issues a ghostly, imaginary radio transmission of house music through a filter of “fluorescent static”. Mechanically stored and reproduced culture is increasingly timeless and intra-referential: it’s this into which Naples seems to tap with his warm, era-spanning frequencies.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form

    I’m sure there’s a tingle of anticipation for a new album by The 1975. This one is called Notes On A Conditional Form. The band have been making headlines for their support of environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg as much as they have for their music. With their care for the environment in mind, they have chosen not to shrink wrap the CDs and LPs. Good on ‘em.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Pictish Trail - Thumb World

    Scottish producer Johnny Lynch prepares the release of his eighth album as Pictish Trail, following four years on from his Scottish Album of the Year-winning Future Echoes. Probably his weirdest and most collaborative work yet, Thumb World was forged alongside visual artist Swatpaz, a process that had them both imagining that the music was taking place in a retro ‘80s arcade game world. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Agnes Obel - Myopia

    Myopia is the fourth album by the exceptional Berlin-based Danish singer / songwriter Agnes Obel. It is her first album in three years following 2016’s Citizen Of Glass. With a voice that most people would kill for, on Myopia, Obel explores themes of trust and doubt. Features the single Island Of Doom.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Six Organs of Admittance - Companion Rises

    Guitarist Ben Chasny returns with a new Six Organs Of Admittance album, Companion Rises. It his first since 2017’s Burning The Threshold in what is a well populated back catalogue. The album develops on the groove he created on tracks such as Taken By Ascent from Burning The Threshold. It also sees Chasny reverting back to analogue lo-fi recording techniques of his earlier work.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Lanterns On The Lake - Spook The Herd

    Returning for their first album in nearly five years, Spook The Herd is the fourth studio effort overall from Newcastle-based indie quintet Lanterns On The Lake. Having worked with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the meantime, the band are now more detached from their roots than ever and embracing a wider range of influences. As the pointed title suggests, Spook The Herd seeks to explore the psychological manipulation that the media is able to have on people. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Lee Ranaldo + Raül Refree - Names of North End Women

    Names of North End Women is a new collaborative record between former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo and Spanish composer Raül Refree. The pair had previously worked together when Refree produced the guitarist’s 2017 solo album Electric Trim, but soon after touring they decided to head back to the studio on a more equal creative footing. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Grimes - Miss Anthropocene

    Grimes is back with her first album in five years and third for 4AD. Miss Anthropocene contains the singles 'Violence' and 'So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth', which you may have heard on t'wireless. It is the follow up to the brilliant Art Angels - an album so good that former Normanite, Robin, gave it a 9/10 review back in 2015. Features collaborations with 潘PAN & i_o on some proper pop bangers.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Spinning Coin - Hyacinth

    Hyacinth is the second album by highly regarded Scottish indie band Spinning Coin. The band have relocated from Glasgow to Berlin and recruited Rachel Taylor, replacing Cal Donnelly on bass, since their last album - 2017’s rather marvellous Permo. Some things never change though, and like everything else they’ve released, this is on The Pastel’s Geographic label - an endorsement of quality.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Douglas Dare - Milkteeth

    Milkteeth is the third album by accomplished musician, singer and songwriter Douglas Dare. Dare makes music that could be described as chamber pop and/or art pop. With the help of Tuung’s Mike Lindsay in the producer’s chair, his music has been stripped to just the necessary elements. You may know Douglas Dare from his tours with Erased Tapes label mate Olafur Arnalds or as his drag persona, Visa Reasons.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Courtney Barnett - MTV Unplugged - Live In Melbourne

    Courtney Barnett is probably best known for her verbose and charming indie-rock songs but following in a long tradition of the likes of Nirvana and ..um Hootie & the Blowfish she has recorded an MTV Unplugged session. You'll need this not only because it showcases her songs in a more stripped back and vulnerable setting but because she has chosen an array of covers plus a completely unreleased track.  

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Peggy Sue - Vices

    Not the subject of that Buddy Holly song but the fourth album from the London based duo. They blend the classic songwriting nous of the 60s Brill Building lot with the amped up fuzz of '90s stalwarts such as Blur and the Breeders. Lyrically they drench their harmonies around tales of love and loss. Simples. But effective. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Marla Hansen - Dust

    Marla Hansen has moved out from the shadows of Sufjan Stevens, The National and My Brightest Diamond to put herself in the spotlight with Dust. Her move to Berlin has played a part in how Dust sounds too. There’s her Americana influences mixed with the strings of the Oriel Quartett, the synths of Barabara Morgenstern and the drums of The Notwist drummer Andi Haberl. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    The Hanging Stars - A New Kind Of Sky

    A New Kind Of Sky is the new album from The Hanging Stars. The London-based band, play a mix of psych, folk and country with harmonies and 12-string guitars weaving through the whole thing. You may have picked all that up from a glance at the album cover, though, which wouldn’t look out of place in the racks with classics by The Band and The Byrds. Their sound is also authentically of that magical late ‘60s early ‘70s era.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Allie X - Cape God

    Canadian singer Allie X says her influences stretch as far and wide as Arthur Russell, Celine Dion and Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh and diverge all sorts of places in between. Cape God is her second album and follow-up to 2017’s CollXtion II. An HBO documentary about drug abuse called ‘Heroin: Cape Cod’ inspired the album. Despite her never having done or planning to do heroin, she related to the subjects as it reminded her of when she had been in and out of hospital in her adolescence. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    BADBADNOTGOOD / Majestics - Key To Love (Is Understanding)

    With their velvety smooth back-catalogue, rich with diverse influences and top featuring guests, BADBADNOTGOOD quickly made a name for themselves since breaking onto the scene in 2010. On this 7" the Canadians collaborate with Majestics, resulting in a soul-splashed earworm hit named 'Key To Love (Is Understanding)'.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Masumi Hara - 4 X A Dream

    Introduced with inebriated guitars and quirky vocals, '4 X A Dream' is the wonky exploration from Japanese multi-media pioneer Masumi Hara. Having originally landed way back in 1984, This reissue presents a chance to re-discover this curious and colourful mashup of various genres, styles, mood and ideas.

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  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Graham Coxon - The End of The F***ing World 2 (Original Songs and Score)

    Graham Coxon as you may know by now is the guitarist from Blur. He's also done solo stuff and is now dipping his toe into the lucrative world of soundtracks. The End of The F***ing World isn't a look ahead to what will happen in.. oooh about 2022 but a darkly comic tale about a pair of runaways. Coxon has already released the soundtrack to the first season, now courtesy of the aptly named Graham Coxon Records is Season 2. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Jan St. Werner - Molocular Meditation (feat. Mark E. Smith)

    Jan St. Werner is a German electronic musician known for his solo work and for his work with electronic group Mouse On Mars. He has created an electro-acoustic backdrop and used samples of the late Mark E. Smith from The Fall discussing everyday subjects to make narrative for Molocular Meditation. Jan St. Werner worked with Mark E. Smith in 2007 in the electronic supergroup Von Südenfed

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Various - C90

    You’re probably familiar with the ‘C’ series of compilation albums that were inspired by the era-defining NME C86 cassette. C90 is the latest is that lineage, compiled by the guys at Cherry Red who have a whole heap of indie box sets under their wings. C90 contains tracks by bands that went on to become household names such as The Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene, Boo Radleys, Spiritualized and many more.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Various - I’d Love To Turn You On – Classical and Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Counter-Culture

    I’d Love To Turn You On – Classical and Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Counter-Culture is a CD box set containing a whole bunch of music that inspired trailblazing artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, Robert Wyatt and Frank Zappa. Includes music by Bach, Stockhausen, Bernard Herrmann, Sun Ra and more - find out what inspired the greatest artists to make the greatest music.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Guided By Voices - Surrender Your Poppy Field

    Coming off the back of his 100-song marathon set on NYE in Los Angeles, Robert Pollard certainly doesn’t intend on slowing down in the new decade. Surrender Your Poppy Field is the 30th (thirtieth!!) Guided By Voices album, and something like the 105th Pollard has released overall. Phew. Furthermore, it stands to be one of his most adventurous yet, mixing shiny hook-laden psych-pop with lo-fi, spontaneously recorded efforts. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Kedama - The Complete Collection

    Formed in Switzerland in the early Seventies by Christian Linder (guitars, keyboards), Richard Rothenberger (keyboards) and Peter Suter (drums) but disbanded just a few years later, Kedama’s short-lived career has inspired many with their take on prog-rock and that much-overused term ‘krautrock’. John Dwyer’s Castle Face label bundles up their three LPs’ worth of material, recorded ‘live in the studio’ or at actual live performances, for The Complete Collection

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko - Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy

    Lord knows where Night School have dredged this up from but its a fascinating curio from Kiev underground stalwarts Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko. Though the duo have worked separately both in bands and as solo artists, Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy (Know How? Tell Me) is their most realised collaboration. The sound is disconcerting and atmospheric soundscapes topped off with operatic vocals that recall Liz Fraser. One for fans of Dead Can Dance and Nico

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Bruce Springsteen - 18 Tracks

    The self-explanatorily titled 18 Tracks was originally released in 1999, aimed at Bruce Springsteen’s more casual fanbase. It was a condensed version of the previous year’s Tracks box set, but notably included ‘The Promise’, an unreleased fan favourite dating back to 1978’s Darkness On The Edge of Town. Now, it arrives as a double-vinyl package. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    King Krule - Man Alive!

    Archy Marshall has already proved himself as a unique British voice with previous albums 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and The Ooz under his King Krule moniker and here the baby-faced crooner returns with his third album. Once again it is a sonically fascinating work full of scope and ambition and with his trademark yelp belting out corrosive words.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Various - Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound

    You may not know Kearney Barton by name but if I mention the likes of Quincy Jones, The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and the Young Fresh Fellows then you might sit up and take notice. You see all of those have been recorded with this 80 year old veteran who had been recording bands for 50 years right up to his passing in 2012. This labour of love is a collection of some of the masses of tapes in his collection from local obscurities to more well known artists. Lovingly compiled by Lights in the Attic. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Wilsen - Ruiner

    Wilsen are a Brooklyn-based trio who made some waves with their 2017 album I Go Missing In My Sleep. Ruiner is the follow up and sees the band toughening up their sound somewhat and escaping out of the shadows of their debut. Their music is a lovely romantic emo-twinged thing that brings to mind Big Thief and Death Cab For Cutie

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Julian Cope - Self Civil War

    Legendary British musical mystic Julian Cope shows no signs of slowing down as the 2020s begin, announcing his 35th solo album Self Civil War. It’s said to be the first in a series of releases titled Our Troubled Times, and each of the 13 tracks looks at the current state of world affairs through the lens of a different topic, all tied together by Cope’s unique vision. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Wild Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers - Kings Of The Medway Delta

    Kentish cult icon Steven John Hamper returns in 2020 with another new studio album as Wild Billy Childish, with regular collaborators Nurse Julie and Wolf Howard as The Chatham Singers, on Kings of the Medway Delta. Now well into the fourth decade of his career, expect more of WBC’s trademark Anglo-fied takes on grizzled Delta blues. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Wild Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers - All My Feelings Denied

    All My Feeling’s Denied is the new single from the Godfather of Kent garage rock, Billy Childish under the name Wild Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers. It a new version of a Billy Childish classic which has been reworked and given the Chicago blues treatment. The b-side, which is exclusive to this 7” is a cover of Willie Dixon’s I’m Ready.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Rebecca Foon - Waxing Moon

    Cellist and composer Rebecca Foon is a big, albeit gentle, noise in the Montreal music community. As well as being a solo artist under her own name and as Saltland, she was a member of Silver Mt. Zion and chamber ensemble, Esmerine. Her new solo LP, Waxing Moon, sees her writing some haunting songs that are both despairing and hopeful, concerned with climate change and personal heartbreak.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Blake Mills - Blake Mills

    I hadn't even heard of Blake Mills despite this album ten years old (and therefore ripe for re-issue) but turns out he was in the Americana band Dawes and has produced anything from Laura Marling to Alabama Shakes. This was his debut album and was only initially available in a limited run and so this will be the first time it has been available to many listeners. Eric Clapton has called him 'phenomenal' but please don't let that put you off. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Jonas Munk - Minimum Resistance

    It's probably fair to say that Jonas Munk gets about. Back in the early 2000s he was known as Manual, today he's better known as the guitar player and producer of Causa Sui. Out on his own he makes ambient pieces out of his own guitar and effects pedals. The sort of album that is a slow burn with every component taking its time to reveal its colours. Another string to what is a very large bow.  

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Helicon - This Can Only Lead To Chaos

    The title alone says all you need to know about where Helicon are coming from with their second LP. Yes it's the mess everything is in. Helicon have turned their external anger into a rebellious album which questions what the hell is going on and why is it happening and what we can do about it whilst at the same time giving listeners some escapism with some kraut rock heavy on the synths and guitars. Seriously pissed off but seriously good. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Too Free - Love in High Demand

    Straight out of Washington (and that's DC not Tyne and Wear) are Too Free  - a three piece who feature ex members of Merchandise and Big Freedia. The trio use the landscape of their hometown to inspire kinetic and freewheeling avant dance-rock high in improvisation and low in tried and true structures. Forward thinking avant-dancefloor certainly with nods to Arthur Russell and Anohni (to these ears anyway).  

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Karkhana - Bitter Balls

    Karkhana are a supergroup from the Middle-East made up of members from Dwarfs Of East Agouza, A-Trio, Konstrukt, Chicago Tentet, Land Of Kush and a few other bands. Among their contemporary and oriental free jazz, western improvised prog rock and electric and acoustic sounds, they are also known to play ‘distorted unrock’, which sounds like a beautiful thing, doesn’t it? Bitter Balls is their latest album.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Monophonics - Chances

    Soon after the announcement of lead singer Kelly Finnigan’s debut solo album comes news of a new Monophonics LP, titled It’s Only Us. Their first new studio effort in five years, it’s led off with this 7” single release, a soulful yet gently psychedelic track titled ‘Chances’, with the instrumental version on the flip. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Renaldo Domino - No Laggin' and Draggin'

    Titled with the sort of phrase Phil might come out with to keep his staff in line, Renaldo Domino is actually an old timer Chicago based soul singer who started out in the 1960s but this is new work backed by some of Brooklyn's finest soul musicians. The aim was to create something to live up to Domino's earlier work and by the sounds of this stonker they've succeeded. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Andrew Weatherall - Unknown Plunderer / End Times Sound

    British DJ, producer and remixer Andrew Weatherall, responsible for many great remixes for the likes of Primal Scream, Saint Etienne and My Bloody Valentine, returns with two brand new cuts of cosmic dub. Recorded with the help of Andy Bell (Ride, ex-Oasis), ‘Unknown Plunderer’ and ‘End Times Sound’ are just as out-there as anything else in his vast catalogue. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Sightless Pit - Grave of a Dog

    When purveyors of heavy music get together then things get really heavy as is proven by this collaboration between Lee Buford (The Body), Kristin Hayter  (Lingua Ignota) and Dylan Walker (Full of Hell). The project took them two years to make and the trio have carved out their own path which at times references their past work but creates a whole new entity. Their world view may be bleak but this carries an impressive emotional weight. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Multicast Dynamics - Ancient Circuits

    Ancient Circuits is the 6th album by Multicast Dynamics. It is the ambient project of Dutch producer Samuel van Dijk. He creates hazy, unsettling soundscapes. Here. there a four 25-minute tracks which serve as individual pieces as well as being a part of the whole sci-fi tale. Double LP on Astral Industries.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Delroy Edwards - Slap Happy

    Fresh from his collaboration with Dean Blunt, Delroy Edwards returns to L.I.E.S with an LP that should scratch any itch you have for some old school Chicago House. All the elements are here for some worshipping of the classic old school sound with no modern day production styles and plenty of synth stabs and latin style percussion. Unapologetically vintage, this could be his best solo offering yet.  

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Fred A. - De Angst Voorbij

    Fred A aka Fred Angst is the moniker of Belgian musician Gerry Vergult. His music was experimental, mixing elements of electronic, folk, rock, country and world music. He made these tracks during the time of New Wave and was influenced by Kleinkunst, a flemish / Dutch comedy cabaret / theatre type thing. The tracks that make up De Angst Voorbij are leftovers from that time, released with Gerry’s support and blessing, as a document of him at the time. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Collocutor - Continuation

    Collocutor have reduced their members from seven to five for the making of Continuation, and as the title suggests, it’s business as usual for band leader Tamar Osborn and Co. It is their third album, and finds Osborn dealing with grief and trying to keep things on an even keel. The modal jazz crew’s previous album, The Search, won praise from Giles Petersen and music mag The Wire.

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Bryce Dessner - The Two Popes (Original Score)

    Having scooped many nominations this awards season for its thoughtful depiction of one of the most historic transitions of power ever, as well as for starring roles from Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes is scored by Bryce Dessner, guitarist with global indie favourites The National. Consisting of 21 tracks of lightly orchestrated folk, Dessner brings in contributions from other musicians, including Tinariwen. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 21st February 2020

    Der Blutharsch / Skullflower - A Collaboration

    Austrian artist Albin Julius returns under his recording moniker Der Blutharsch, in league with the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand, works once again with British noise rock veterans Skullflower on the bluntly titled A Collaboration. Following their 2016 hook-up Angel of Darkness, it ought to be another workout of dark, droning psychedelia. 

    Due in: only 34 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Grizzly Bear - Horn of Plenty

    Horn of Plenty was the debut Grizzly Bear album released in 2005 but at that stage Grizzly Bear was really just the bedroom recordings of Ed Droste assisted by the aptly named Chris Bear. They've come a long way since then but listening to the origins of the project is always fascinating. This new edition comes with a digital download for the full album plus a remix album featuring Ariel Pink and Efterklang amongst others.  

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Betty Davis - Nasty Gal

    Re-release of Betty Davis’ 1975 third album Nasty Gal. A piece of soul history, with still-irresistible grooves from the fierce and formidable contemporary of Miles Davis and Hendrix. Mastered from original tapes, on vinyl in Stoughton gatefold and with a booklet featuring goodies such as rare pictures and liner notes by John Ballon.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Der Blutharsch / Skullflower - Angel of Darkness

    Fresh from their recent controversy, UK noise mongers Skullflower hook up with Austrian kraut-rockers Der Blutharsch for a joint album of dark psychedelia. Originally released on a quickly sold out cassette tape, this is a sunburst yellow and red coloured re-press on Dead Seed Productions.    

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    N.E.R.D. - In Search Of (Deluxe)

    In Search Of… was the first album by N.E.R.D. The group featured some bloke called Pharell Williams, who I’m sure will make a name for himself one day. Two versions of the album were made - The Electric Version and The Rock Version. Now you can get them all together on 4 LPs. Includes the hits Lapdance and Rockstar.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    The Orielles - Disco Volador

    Written and recorded in double-quick time to strike while the iron’s still hot following the success of last year’s debut Silver Dollar Moment, The Orielles return with their sophomore album. Inspired by their time on the road, Disco Volador benefits from the addition of a fourth member on keyboards and the drones and delays brought to the mix by producer Marta Salogni. It should be another triumph for a band who’ve marked themselves out as one of the country’s finest newcomers. 

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Dan Lyons - SubSuburbia

    Having released a steady stream of singles and one EP since he turned solo a couple of years back, former Fat White Family member Dan Lyons presents his debut full-length effort. SubSuburbia presents a “semi-fictionalised” version of modern, divided and unequal Britain, inspired by retro indie and replete with spoken-word interludes. 

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Wajatta - Don't Let Get You Down

    Reggie Watts and John Tejada return with their second Wajatta album Don’t Let Get You Down, via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint. If the new single (and title track) is anything to go by, it’ll be poppier and friendlier to a wider audience than their debut - something that perhaps comes from Watts’ day job, the bandleader for James Corden’s US chat show. 

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Sink Ya Teeth - Two

    If you frequented the New York clubs Danceteria or Paradise Garage in the early ‘80s then the vibes laid down on Two by Norfolk duo Sink Ya Teeth will bring back some nostalgic feelings. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s unlikely many of you did frequent those clubs, but if you want a blend of melancholic deep house, post punk and joyous disco then this could well be the album for you.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Wrangler - A Situation

    Wrangler are a supergroup who probably don’t want the tag of supergroup. They are made up from Ben Edwards from (Benge/The Maths), Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire and Phil Winter from Tuung. They make new music from old gear. They have had two previous albums, 2014’s LA Spark and 2016’s White Glue. They also formed Creep Show with John Grant. A Situation is their new album.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Gigi Masin - Calypso

    Calypso is the fifth solo album by Italian ambient composer Gigi Masin. Masin was deeply affected by a visit to the Greek island of Gavdos and its beauty so much so it inspired him to compose a whole album about it and its relationship to mythical island Ogygia. Gavdos just happens to also be known as Calypso. It seems Masin is now reaching the heights of masters of the genre such as Brian Eno, Laurie Spiegel, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tangerine Dream and Midori Takada.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Juniore - Un Deux Trois

    French ‘60s influenced indie-pop three-piece Juniore have been described as a cross between Cat Power and Françoise Hardy. Un Deux Trois is the band’s second album. It follows their highly regarded 2017 debut, Ouh là là. The band are led by Anna Jean whose dad just happens to be Nobel Prize winning author, J. M. G. Le Clézio.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Brooke Bentham - Everyday Nothing

    Everyday Nothing is the debut album by 23 year old singer / songwriter Brooke Bentham. The album is produced by Bill Ryder-Jones who rates her so highly as a lyricist he has compared her to Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, Michael Head of Shack and his old band mate from The Coral, James Skelly. He only has one worry for her which is that her exceptional voice may distract from her excellent observational lyrics.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    The Secret Sisters - Saturn Return

    Harmonic sisters the Secret Sisters return with their fourth album Saturn Return. They've had a topsy turvy career having been nominated for a Grammy and faced bankruptcy but have overcome everything on an album where they try to make a positive impact on a negative world empowering women like themselves to be strong and inclusive. Lovely close harmony pop compared to the Everly Brothers and the Andrews Sisters

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Kevin Krauter - Full Hand

    The second album from the Indiana singer-songwriter Kevin Krauter sees the artist explore his childhood and religious upbringing to discover what makes him tick in adulthood. A navel-gazing project for sure but one which has spiritual and poetic results particularly in Krauter's soaring falsetto. A record to languish in and one to soothe both artist and listener. 

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Caribou - Suddenly

    Dan Snaith AKA Caribou returns with his first album since the majestic Our Love in 2014. Suddenly may surprise a few fans as it doesn’t necessarily stroll down the usual Caribou path. However, one listen to the brilliant R&B/Hip-hop flavoured single, Home and you’ll be hooked! On City Slang.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    The Proper Ornaments - Mission Bells

    Mission Bells by The Proper Ornaments comes a mere 9 months after their last long-player 6 Lenins. Musically they are tweaking their Velvet Underground-influenced formula by adding a Moog and electronics to their sound. The band are led by James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting. Mission Bells is their 5th album.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    The Fantasy Orchestra - The Bear... and Other Stories

    Beginning with the weaving jazz-infused melodies of 'Flow', The Fantasy Orchestra's debut offering is a sprawling collaboration of no less than 160 creative's energy. 'The Bear and Other Stories' is a fantastic slab of DIY ingenuity, a community project full of covers, homages and a wealth of personality.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Victor Cavini - Japan

    German musician Gerhard Trede can play 50 instruments. He is also known as Victor Cavini, maker of the supreme library music album, Japan. The album has been very hard to track down, but the good folks at Be With have found it and reissued it. It is a sampler’s treasure trove featuring traditional Japanese music as played by a western musician in 1983.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Ocoeur - Everything

    The brainchild of French electronic pioneer Franck Zaragoza, Ocoeur, is back with quintessential fresh produce - 'Everything'. Typically enamoured with such electro royalty as Aphex Twin and Brian Eno, the tracks glide and swirl across expansive and dreamy soundscapes. Perfect stuff for candle-lit bedrooms.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Kassa Overall - I Think I'm Good

    I Think I’m Good is the second album by rising star Kassa Overall. Through a seamless fusion of jazz and hip-hop, the Brooklyn-based musician tackles America’s prisons, personal relationships and mental health. Features guest spots from Brandee Younger and Theo Croker, newbies Joel Ross and Morgan Guerin and activist Dr. Angel Davis. On Brownswood Recordings.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Insect Ark - The Vanishing

    The latest album from New York-based instrumentalists Insect Ark sees the group, originally consisting simply of founder member Dana Schechter, changing in line-up once again with new drummer Andy Patterson joining for fifth record The Vanishing. The result is Schechter’s most ambitious and sonically immersive full-length to date. 

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Wasted Shirt - Fungus II

    If you wanted a musical duo to make a record that would blow your mind from the opening chord, perhaps you would pair Ty Segal and Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt together. The thing is, they’ve done it themselves and are known as Wasted Shirt. They got together after finding themselves recording with their respective bands in the same studio. Fungus II is their debut album and has all the riotous rock ‘n’ roll seeping from its pores that you would expect. It’s also worth mentioning that it has the approval of Henry Rollins, so you’d probably best buy it. 

    *All pre-orders will gain you an entry to win a test pressing of the album. There’s only 20 of these about in the UK and we’ve got our lucky hands on one of them!*

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek - Elephant

    Danish musicians Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek come from a background where experimental noise and industrial music were their bread and butter. Previous album Buy Corals Online, set a rather different path however. Elephant continues and expands on that sound, mixing acoustic instruments and synthetic sounds to make the kind of music you may hear in your dreams.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Cold Beat - Mother

    San Franciscan alternative outfit Cold Beat deliver their debut for James Murphy’s prestigious DFA label with their fifth studio album Mother. Aptly titled, as lead singer Hannah Lew (ex-Grass Widow) was pregnant during its creation, she and Kyle King have never sounded as united in common cause as they are here, thematically concerned with sustainability and survival. 

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Robert Forster - Calling From A Country Phone

    I was still crying about the demise of the Go-Betweens when Robert Forster released his first two solo albums Danger in the Past and Calling From A Country Phone in the early '90s so didn't really give them due attention amongst the tears. Now perhaps is a good time to evaluate them and the second of those records now comes remastered with liner notes and a bonus 7" featuring two tracks that were hidden tracks on the initial CD run.  

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Soccer Mommy - color theory

    Color Theory by Soccer Mommy (AKA Sophie Allison) is the follow up to 2018’s rather marvellous Clean. Here she lays herself bare to listeners through unflinchingly honest lyrics that detail her struggles with mental health and her family. It seems that writing about these issues has been a cathartic process for the resilient 22 year-old.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Various - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present The Tears Of Technology

    Yet another fantastic compilation curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley (this time in league with bandmate Pete Wiggs), The Tears of Technology is a double-vinyl package charting the incredibly fertile period in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s when new British acts were experimenting with synthesisers, flying in the face of popular wisdom that saw the instruments as dehumanising machines sucking the soul from music. Features tracks from the likes of OMD, Simple Minds, The Human League and Eyeless In Gaza

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Daniel Davies - Signals

    Composer and musician Daniel Davies makes his recording debut for the Sacred Bones label. Signals evolved out of a period of collaboration with visual artist Jesse Draxler, and the eight tracks here are sculpted from guitars and keyboards, with melodies looming out of (then receding back into) haunting soundscapes of drone and synthesiser. 

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    The Undertones - West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of

    West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of by The Undertones is a career spanning double LP, pressed on purple and white vinyl, no less, featuring 30 tracks, compiled by the band. They are one of the most successful acts to come out of Northern Ireland. Includes the hits Here Comes The Summer, My Perfect Cousin, Jimmy Jimmy and the John Peel favourite, Teenage Kicks.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Real Estate - The Main Thing

    Rejoice - a new Real Estate album! The New Jersey band’s knack for guitar jangle and glorious melodies has cemented their status a favourite around these parts over the years. Their new album, The Main Thing, is inspired partly by the Roxy Music song of the same name, simply because 5 albums into their career they need to be making music that sounds that good. Features a guest appearance by Sylvan Esso on the album’s first single Paper Cup.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 28th February 2020

    Tombs - Monarchy of Shadows

    Brooklyn black metalers Tombs describe themselves as a formation rather than a band, which makes them sound all the more fearsome. Their new EP, Monarchy of Shadows, features six racks powered by ancient anger and modern vigour. The songs tour the darkest depths of the mind and the urban environment.

    Due in: only 41 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    CocoRosie - Put The Shine On

    Since forming over 15 years ago, sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady have quietly become one of modern music’s hardiest survivors, their ‘freak folk’ sound also influencing many subsequent artists. They’re now on their seventh CocoRosie album, and Put The Shine On has a shout at being their best effort to date, and certainly their boldest and most experimental. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Honey Harper - Starmaker

    Honey Harper is a US singer / songwriter based in London. He grew up on a diet of Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and with a bit of an Olivia Newton-John obsession born from his mother watching Grease. His debut album, Starmaker, is inspired by Turner’s painting The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire and Joni Mitchell. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Islet - Eyelet

    Islet are a Welsh trio who have been hoovered up by Fire for their third album (and first since 2013). Eyelet continues their foraging into the world of psychedelic experimental pop and electronica which draws early comparisons to the likes of Arthur Russell and Jenny Hval. The hills of Wales seem to be a rich source for this kind of hypnotic psych-rock and a wider distributions may fire (actually...seriously no pun intended) Islet into your living room. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Cornershop - England Is A Garden

    In calling out Morrissey for racism waaay before it become blindingly obvious he had some pretty unsavoury views, being a multi-ethnic indie band in the white boy dominated '90s, having an actual number one hit with Brimful of Asha, Cornershop have already done it all. Yet 30 years after forming, they still have a commitment to the cause with the release of their ninth studio album England is a Garden. Expect the usual splicing of styles including disco, funk, Indian raga and glam rock. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Nadia Reid - Out of My Province

    Out Of My Province is the third album by New Zealand singer / songwriter Nadia Reid. This album sees her hooking up with the Spacebomb crew. Spacebomb is a label co-founded by Matthew E. White who produces all the records and uses the Spacebomb in-house band, which includes White on guitar. They tend to make things a little more funky and soulful than they otherwise would be. Nadia Reid and Spacebomb are an intriguing combination.

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Luke Haines & Peter Buck - Beat Poetry For Survivalists

    You have to hand it to Luke Haines. He keeps to the wayward path which he can then write about in his next tomb of prose.... "and you won't believe what I did next". Well what he did next was collaborate with R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck. Now, in the mid '90s a collaboration between the Auteurs and R.E.M. would have been exciting but unthinkable. The couple met when Buck bought one of Haines painting of Lou Reed and so began a musical journey which we hope yields fascinating results.  

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    P.E. - Person

    Formed from disparate alumni from New York City’s art-rock / punk underground, P.E. reveal their ferocious debut album Person. As you would expect from a band who name members of Eaters and the now-defunct Pill in their line-up, the 12 tracks are focussed on restless creativity and trying new things. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Jonathan Wilson - Dixie Blur

    Jonathan Wilson follows his hugely critically aclaimed 2018 album 'Rare Birds' with 'Dixie Blur', a far more intimate collection of songs that were written in response to isolation and loneliness. Although Wilson usually crafts recordings alone in his LA studio, on his seventh solo record he recorded and cut the entire LP with a Nashville session band in just six days. Expect unbridled emotion and plenty of fiddle. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Caroline Rose - Superstar

    On the cover to her last album Caroline Rose was pictured in a tracksuit with her mouth literally full to the brim with cigarettes. This one is totally different. which begs the question what would any artist have done before David Bowie or Madonna eh? Anyway on her second album Ms Rose makes an album even bigger and even badder and more glittery than her last one as she tries to find out what happens when fame and fortune fade. It would be unkind perhaps to suggest she will find out for herself soon enough.  

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Jimi Tenor - NY, Hel, Barca

    The Bureau B label delivers a compilation exploring the early works of Finnish composer and musician Jimi Tenor. NY, Hel, Barca is a double-LP package containing 20 cuts from his first six studio albums from 1994 to 2001, including his three albums released on Warp Records at the end of the Nineties. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Disq - Collector

    Wisconsin five-piece Disq enter their collective twenties with their latest album, out in early March via Saddle Creek. Positioned between alt-folk, post-punk and lo-fi indie, Collector is assembled from demos put together over the years by the band’s various members and licked into shape by veteran producer Rob Schnapf. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    The Loft - Up The Hill And Down The Slope

    Arrrggghhh The Loft! The first band led by Pete Astor (the Weather Prophets and..um Pete Astor). Two stellar singles Why Does the Rain? and Up The Hill And Down The Slope and that's your lot. The nice people at Optic Nerve are re-issuing this minor classic on coloured vinyl 7" with a poster and a postcard so you can swoon once again to its strummy charms.    

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Metro Trinity - Die Young

    The short-lived but much-loved Manchester indie outfit Metro Trinity (whose number at one point included future Doves guitarist Andy Williams) earn a re-issue of their Die Young EP, originally released back in early 1987 on their own Cafeteria label. Here, three of its four tracks are pressed on white 7” vinyl via Optic Nerve. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    The James Hunter Six - Nick of Time

    Well this is on Daptone so you know what to expect right? Modern day soul that sounds like the vintage stuff. The James Hunter Six have already made five albums of this stuff so are now well in the groove and Nick of Time doesn't disappoint showcasing beautiful mid tempo soul tracks with hints of the timeless melodies of Burt Bacharach beneath stunning vocal performances that stand up to the great records of the past. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Handle - In Threes

    The debut album from newly-formed Manchester three-piece Handle, consisting of former D.U.D.S. members Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire plus the multi-disciplinary artist Leo Hermitt. Placing intelligent political and social commentary at the heart of their urgent, disorientating dance-punk sound, In Threes is a future classic. 

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Muslimgauze - Return of Black September

    There has never been and probably never will be an artist like Muslimgauze. A British experimental musician deeply influenced by the history of the Muslim world who released an enormous amount of music in a very short time.  Return of Black September (the title might sound poetic but it references a notorious Palestinian terrorist organisation) was a brooding 68 minute piece that used soul samples, dub and electronica. This vinyl and CD re-press contains two tracks not on the original release.  

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    U.S. Girls - Heavy Light

    Heavy Light is the 7th album by U.S. Girls, the versatile musical project of Meg Remy. It follows up her massively critically acclaimed 2018 album, A Poem Unlimited. Remy’s work has often concentrated on other characters of her making, on Heavy Light she focuses on herself and the value of hindsight. The album was co-written by Basia Bulat and Rich Morel and recorded live using no less than 20 musicians.

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Moby - All Visible Objects

    A new Moby album - All Visible Objects I guess you know what to expect. The big thing here, as with all Moby’s work for the past decade, is that he is donating every single penny of profit from album sales to various animal rights, environmental and humanitarian charities. A full list of the charities benefitting are available to read in the press release. 



    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Friday 6th March 2020

    Session Victim - Needledrop

    German pair Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling are Session Victim. A production duo who have three full albums under their belt, released through Delusions of Grandeur, as well as a bunch of 12s. Needledrop is their fourth album and comes to us from Night Time Stories, the label responsible for the popular Late Night Tales series. It marks a move in focus for the duo, from the club to home listening. Trip hop, jazz, soul and downtempo grooves are all at play here. Features a vocal performance from Beth Hirsch know for lending her voice to Air’s classic, Moon Safari.

    Due in: only 48 days to go
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Kiki's Delivery Service Image Album

    Hayao Miyazaki is responsible for the creation of animated fantasy coming of age drama, Kiki’s Delivery Service. It is one of the many classics from the Studio Ghibli cannon. It is set, vaguely, in Europe, probably around the Mediterranean. The man tasked with scoring the film, as he was with many other Studio Ghibli films, was Joe Hisaishi and here it is on vinyl for you to buy. Yum!

    Due in: only 53 days to go
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Kiki's Delivery Service Soundtrack Music Collection

    Here we have the Joe Hisaishi soundtrack to the, now 30 year old, Studio Ghibli classic animation, Kiki’s Delivery Service. This LP contains all the music featured in the movie including the tracks  Rouge no Dengon and Wrapped in Kindness which both feature vocals by Yumi Arai. LP with obi strip an insert. 

    Due in: only 53 days to go
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Porco Rosso Image Album

    It's Italy in the 1930s, sky pirates in biplanes terrorise wealthy cruise ships as they sail the Adriatic Sea. Porco Rosso told the tale of a brave pilot and his animated friends, riding the waves of this era. This is the cartoon's 10 piece soundtrack, a thrilling vision by Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. 

    Due in: only 53 days to go
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020

    Joe Hisaishi - Porco Rosso Soundtrack

    Joe Hisaishi is known for scoring a number of Studio Ghibli classics. Here we have his soundtrack to the 1992 film, Porco Rosso. The album was recorded with a 70-strong orchestra. It contains the tracks The Time Of The Cherries and Once In A While, Let’s Talk About The Old Days which feature vocals by Tokiko Kato.

    Due in: only 53 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Darwin Deez - Darwin Deez: 10 Yearz

    What is this? A re-issue? A re-press? There can't be any sane reason why Darwin Deez debut is being re-issued other than he needs some money to re-perm his hair. He's one of those bloke's who began with a song so great that it towers over the rest of his catalogue dwarfing everything else he has done. 'Constellations' is that track and it's the best thing the Strokes didn't do. Still, if you are fan of quirky, scratchy New York pop, you'll find plenty more here to enjoy.   

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Circa Waves - Sad Happy

    Despite having already released an album in April this year, Liverpudlian indie outfit Circa Waves are not only doing it all over again within the space of 12 months, they’re releasing a double-album too. Sad Happy, arriving in March 2020, is a 14-track album split into halves reflecting two moods. As well as a black vinyl single LP edition, there’ll be a limited edition gold double-vinyl package that physically splits the two halves onto separate discs. 

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    JFDR - New Dreams

    During my pre-description warm up I was taking a guess as to how JFDR would be pronounced. I guessed 'jaffadur' but I'm a million miles wrong as it is actually Yo-Frida. Of course! Silly me. This is the second album from the Icelandic singer and the press release comes up with several adjectives to describe its contents including heartbreak, beauty, innocence, love. loneliness and sausages. Of which one is completely made up. Your guess.  

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Human Impact - Human Impact

    Human Impact are a band made up from members of Swans, Cop Shoot Cop, Xiu Xiu and Unsane. As you can imagine from that mix of musicians their eponymous debut contains some gritty, post-industrial rock and punk. Whilst the band draw on the artistic successes of their past, they also give a new spin on it with their widescreen sonic assault.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    The Districts - You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere

    Pennsylvania indie-rockers, The Districts, are back with their fourth album, You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere. It’s the follow-up to their well received 2017 album, Popular Manipulations. The band’s front man, Rob Grote, describes the album title as being unachievable, putting off death and sticking around forever with your better half. I’m guessing he likes to dream about that though.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Nazar - Guerrilla

    Inspired by the ugly realities and hardships of war in Angola, Nazar confronts his family's issues around extreme violence and injustice with 'Guerrilla'. He does so by channelling his emotions through his typically glitchy and sample-heavy electronic sounds. An immersive digitalisation of a man and a nation's struggle.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    IAMX - Echo Echo

    As a collection of bold and stripped-back acoustic nuggets, IAMX (aka Chris Corner) release their latest offering in 'Echo Echo'. The multi-instrumentalist has created a delicate yet potent collection of tracks, which float by with an effortless level of craftsmanship. Sunday morning acoustic vibes at their best.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    The Lottery Winners - The Lottery Winners

    A discovery of the esteemed Seymour Stein (co-founder of Sire and who signed Madonna, Ramones, Talking Heads) a couple of years back, Lancashire’s exceptional The Lottery Winners have taken their time preparing their first full-length statement, honing and polishing their existing catalogue of live favourites to translate their sound effectively to the studio. 

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Honey Cutt - Coasting

    Honey Cutt is one of those groups that is half-solo project and half-band. The leader here is Kaley Honeycutt, a singer-songwriter in the Snail Mail mould who is backed up by bassist Ari Blut and drummer Chris Chew. Together they make twee-punk ditties whose ramshackle nature sometimes belies hefty subject matter – everything from toxic masculinity to grinding poverty.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Ultraísta - Sister

    Ultraísta are a trio comprised of Nigel Godrich, known for his ‘super producer’ status with Radiohead, session drummer Joey Waronker (REM, Roger Waters, Elliott Smith) and Laura Bettinson (FEMME, Lau.ra). Godrich and Waronker have also worked together as Atoms For Peace. The mix afrobeat and electronica. Sister is their second album

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Mutsumi - Mutsumi

    Marking roughly the tenth anniversary of its original digital-only release, the Utter imprint releases Mutsumi’s self-titled third album on vinyl for the first time. Mutsumi is a double-LP genre-blender of a record, with Maurice Fulton’s legendarily loose production fingerprints all over it. 

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Various - Jura Soundsystem presents Transmission Two

    Jura Soundsystem is Isle of Jura label boss Kevin Griffiths. Transmission Two is the second installment in a compilation series that digs up highly-prized, sought-after and no longer available tracks from the worlds of ambient, electro, library music, slow disco and dub house. Artists include Carl Craig, Bochum Welt, Zann, John Rocca and David Arch.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Porridge Radio - Every Bad

    Heavily tipped newcomers Porridge Radio announce their debut studio album Every Bad, following exposure from BBC 6 Music and Radio X among others. Formed around an initial solo project by now-lead singer Dana Margolin and her bedroom-composed tracks, their thoughtful, DIY indie approach has made them one of the most exciting new bands in Britain. 

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Stephen O'Malley - Auflösung der Zeit

    Auflösung der Zeit, or the Dissolution of Time is an abstract slice of black metal recorded live in Paris in 2018 by Stephen O’Malley, known for being one half of Sunn 0))). The piece was inspired by The Guidebook of Church Burners which explores the history and iconography of black metal.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Turbonegro - Never Is Forever

    Marking the 30th anniversary of the spectacular Turbonegro, Indie Recordings re-issues the third studio album Never Is Forever from the Norwegian deathpunk veterans. Originally released on the tiny Dog Job label, this album was a self-proclaimed “tribute to Blue Öyster Cult”, and saw them move away from the lo-fi nature of their first two records. 

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Turbonegro - Hot Cars & Spent Contraceptives

    Marking the 30th anniversary of the spectacular Turbonegro, Indie Recordings re-issues the Norwegian deathpunk veterans’ debut studio album Hot Cars & Spent Contraceptives. Originally released on the tiny Big Ball label in 1992, it gave an insight into the group’s completely unique sound, the energy of punk and hardcore meeting the theatrics of metal. 

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 13th March 2020

    Deap Lips - Deap Lips

    Deap Lips is a collaboration between Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips and Deap Vally, the L.A. rock duo made up of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards. Judging by the two tracks that have been released so far this eponymous LP has a sound that meets somewhere between not what you would imagine and exactly what you would imagine.

    Due in: only 55 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    James Righton - The Performer

    With Klaxons having split some 4 years ago, frontman James Righton has decided to go it alone and release a solo album, The Performer. He has been busy since Klaxons demise, releasing music with Shock Machine and playing with Arctic Monkeys. The music on this album takes its cues from places you might not expect - Roxy Music, The Beach Boys, R.E.M. and Nick Lowe. The album explores how fatherhood has changed him as he considers if he’s now living two separate lives - one as dad, one as The Performer.

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    Baxter Dury - The Night Chancers

    Will Baxter Dury ever escape from being described as Ian Dury’s son? Not here. He has, however, made a significant contribution to music. His new album, The Night Chancers, is his sixth. The album tackles subjects such as social media stalking, bloggers, insecurity, those that lack awareness and self-deluded types.

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    Christian Löffler - Lys

    What to do when you are struggling with writers block? Christian Löffler travelled to Scandinavia and visited loads of galleries. That seemed to shift the damn thing and he returns with his fourth full length album Lys. As well as galleries it was inspired by forests, running and the early morning light on his studio walls. The result is a calming work even on the more upbeat tracks and features the vocals of Swedish singer Mohna. 

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    Meat Whiplash - Don't Slip Up

    We're really delving into indie pop obscurity with Meat Whiplash. They released just one single (but it was on Creation famously) before splitting and regrouping as the Motorcycle Boy. This is that only single re-pressed and re-issued on coloured vinyl by the archivists who are Optic Nerve. Comes with nice postcard and poster.  

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    The Wedding Present - Once More

    Optic Nerve re-issue ‘Once More’, the second single from Leeds indie cult faves The Wedding Present, on a beautiful piece of white 7” vinyl. Originally released on Reception Records back in 1985 and included on their early years comp Tommy, the track (and its original B-side ‘At The Edge of The Sea’, replicated here) exemplify the lo-fi, high-energy approach of David Gedge’s early years. 

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    Wax Machine - Earthsong of Silence

    Wax Machine are a psychedelic band from Brighton. Earthsong of Silence follows on from their Mind Palace EP thematically and musically drawing from a broad pallette that includes spiritual jazz, krautrock, tropicália and library music.It was produced by Kikagaku Moyo drummer and singer Go Kurasawa, adding his psychedelic know how to proceedings. Serene UK psych-folk meets Sun-baked US West Coast psych.

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    Moaning - Uneasy Laughter

    The 2018 self-titled debut album by LA trio Moaning rocked with echoes of goth and grunge running through its veins. For their new outing, Uneasy Laughter, on Sub Pop, they’ve put down the guitars and picked up, or stood in front of, synths and laid down some beats. It’s an album about going through anxiety in the modern age. Undoubtedly a bunch of people will find a friend in this LP.

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 20th March 2020

    Miguel Noya - Canciones Intactas

    Canciones Intactas, which translates into English as Songs Intact is a lovely name for a career retrospective. It suggests ambient electronic composer Miguel Noya is telling us “Whatever has happened, I’ve made these songs and they’re here for eternity”. His music has seldom been heard outside of his native Venezuela and were mostly recorded to a backdrop of national financial crises, a corrupt government and violence on the streets. The music acted as, not necessarily a remedy, but a soothing balm to help cope with the outside chaos.

    Due in: only 62 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Karen Dalton - The Karen Dalton Archives Box

    Loads and loads of Karen Dalton here in this handsome box, which is attractively designed to look like an old studio tape box. Three LPs and four CDs contain beautifully remastered versions of the live album Cotton Eyed Joe, the home recordings of Green Rocky Road, and a tantalising collection of previously unreleased (!) home recordings. Plus a book of treats from the Dalton archives and a T-shirt. Get stuck in.

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Basia Bulat - Are You in Love?

    The tumultuous events of life, such as falling in love, and the passing of her father, have informed the creative process behind Are You In Love?, the fifth studio album from Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat. Taking in classic rock to Sixties girl-group pop as influences, it’s a masterful and mature collection that arrives on opaque beige vinyl. 

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Las Kellies - Suck This Tangerine

    Argentinian group Las Kellies return with their fizzy post-punk and new wave designed to get the party absolutely started. Lauren Laverne loves them (Las Kellies not tangerines - though maybe she likes both  - who wouldn't?) and maybe you should too. There's just the two of them but they make a nice big danceable racket.  

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    port-royal - Flares

    Back in 2005 post-rock was everywhere and over in Italy one of the finest proponents were port-royal. The album blended ambient and electronics to the post-rock and referenced the likes of Explosions in the Sky and Brian Eno. Now 15 years later the band have re-issued the album on transparent blue vinyl and with fewer records of its ilk bing made these days it could be an album worth revisiting.  

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Catholic Action - Celebrated By Strangers

    Glasgow band Catholic Action received a Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) nomination for their debut album. Their second album, Celebrated By Strangers, is set to continue their upward trajectory with fuzzy guitars, squawking saxes, melodies to die for and hefty digs at the wealthy establishment. On Modern Sky.

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Robert Forster - Calling From A Country Phone

    I was still crying about the demise of the Go-Betweens when Robert Forster released his first two solo albums Danger in the Past and Calling From A Country Phone in the early '90s so didn't really give them due attention amongst the tears. Now perhaps is a good time to evaluate them and the second of those records now comes remastered with liner notes and a bonus 7" featuring two tracks that were hidden tracks on the initial CD run.  

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Robert Forster - Danger In The Past

    Danger in the Past is the debut album by ex-Go-Between, Robert Forster. It is turning thirty this year and to celebrate it’s getting a remastered reissue. Forster’s band on this occasion was Mick Harvey, Hugo Race and Thomas Wydler. The album has been praised by BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and music journalist Pete Paphides.

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    The Necks - Three

    New work from the always fascinating and increasingly legendary Australian trio the Necks. Now existing for an incredible 33 years with exactly the same line up, the band blend piano, drums and bass into a cathartic improvised sound that is like longform improvised minimalist jazz... but much more interesting than I've made that sound. Three is their first album since they performed 135 feet underground at a Polish salt mine.   

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Hangman's Beautiful Daughters - Smashed Full Of Wonder

    Smashed Full of Wonder is an in-depth exhumation of the complete recordings of London-based psychedelic garage rockers Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters, briefly signed to Dan Treacy’s Dreamworld imprint in the late Eighties. The tracks are re-mastered and now available on CD for the first time, with an accompanying 12-page booklet featuring exclusive images and an essay by Jowe Head (formerly of Television Personalities and Swell Maps). 

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Simon Fisher Turner and Edmund de Waal - A Quiet Corner In Time

    This curious work originated as a soundtrack from composer Simon Fisher Turner to accompany an installation in Los Angeles by famous ceramicist Edmund de Waal a few years back. A Quiet Corner In Time was largely constructed through field recordings the two made in Vienna and L.A., and seeks to explore and reflect de Waal’s own memories and life experiences. 

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    The Chats - High Risk Behaviour

    To describe something as ‘chat’ in Australia would be a way to express how terrible something is. It is where Australian punks The Chats get their name. However, judging by their celebrity fans(Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Josh Homme) and viral success they are far from terrible. High Risk Behaviour is a potential pub-punk classic.

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Pearl Jam - Gigaton

    Legendary Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam emerge from hibernation for their first studio album in seven years. Their 11th effort overall, Gigaton promises to be a politically and ecologically aware experience, indicated by Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen’s image of a Norwegian ice cap melting to the extent that it’s created a waterfall. And fear not, PJ fans, there’s another of the band’s iconic world tours on the way as well! 

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Cable Ties - Far Enough

    Melbourne's fierce and distortive three-piece continue their ascension the politically-focussed 'Far Enough'. The 8 track record, including bangers such as 'Tell Them Where To Go' and 'Sandcastles', is characterised by its pulsating rhythms and 70s hard rock influences. Eyebrow-raising stuff from the trio. 

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 27th March 2020

    Lilly Hiatt - Walking Proof

    Nashville-born and Tennnessee-based singer-songwriter release 'Walking Proof' - a follow up to the 2017 success, 'Trinity Lane'. Now over 15 years in the game, Hiatt has developed a sense of maturity, which is undoubtedly tangible here. With help on production from the dextrous Lincoln Parish (Cage The Elephant), this is an assured and moreish offering.

    Due in: only 69 days to go
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

    Mystery Jets - A Billion Heartbeats

    Mystery Jets return with their sixth album and it now seems like a long time ago since they had their dad in the band. The boys have been influenced by the increasingly terrifying rise of the alt-right in the UK and other territories and have set about constructing an album that tries to share a positive message in the fight against intolerance. Basically that we should all love and respect each other regardless of beliefs. Fat chance with some of those running our country but it's a nice sentiment.   

    Due in: only 76 days to go
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

    Ren Harvieu - Revel In The Drama

    Singer / songwriter Ren Harvieu was discovered via MySpace when that was a thing. She was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2012 which is also the year she released her first and until now, only album, Through The Night. It’s taken a while due to a horrific injury but now she’s back with Revel In The Drama. The album was co-written by Harvieu and Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, so you can expect a catchy tune or two.

    Due in: only 76 days to go
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

    The Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique

    The 1980-released 'Strange Boutique' is the debut studio album by Camden post-punks The Monochrome Set. It's almost impossible to pigeonhole. Contrary guitar riffs and madcap drums swirl across the record unexpectedly aside Bid's (lead) crooning vocals. Their legacy as cult classics is still firmly intact, in this statement debut you'll see why.

    Due in: only 76 days to go
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

    The Monochrome Set - Love Zombies

    The Monochrome Set were an arty post-punk band with eyebrows permanently arched as they brought a bit of sophistication and poetry into the racket of the day. They were highly influential and you can hear their sound in the likes of the Smiths and Franz Ferdinand. Love Zombies was their second album from 1982 and here gets a limited re-issue on Tapete. 

    Due in: only 76 days to go
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals

    Viscerals by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, or Pigs x 7 if you prefer, is the band’s third album, following 2018’s King Of Cowards and their 2017 debut Feed The Rats. The album sees the heavy psych-rockers really hitting their stride. A leaner, more direct sound with catchy songs built on rocking riffs. Viscerals is an apt title.

    Due in: only 76 days to go
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

    Anna Burch - If You're Dreaming

    If You’re Dreaming is the second album by Detroit singer / songwriter Anna Burch. She started out as a touring member of Frontier Ruckus before quitting music to return to college. It wasn’t long before music got her back. If You’re Dreaming follows her 2018 debut Quit The Curse. Her music is ‘60s influenced indie-pop / folk-rock. She has previously cited Elliott Smith and Alvvays as influences.

    Due in: only 76 days to go
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

    Thundercat - It Is What It Is

    No McDonald and Loggins this time but Thundercat follows up the expansive, at times baffling 'Drunk' with another tour de force of his nimble-fingered funk, soul and hip-hop. Fifteen more tracks of blissful, laid back sunshine vibes topped off with his distinctive sweet vocals and virtuoso bass playing. He's roped in a tantalizing array of artists, here working with Childish Gambino, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, Zack Fox & Louis Cole.

    Four (count 'em) different vinyl versions to choose from at the time of launch. Released through Flying Lotus' esteemed Brainfeeder label (naturally). 

    Due in: only 76 days to go
  • Friday 10th April 2020

    Gerry Cinnamon - The Bonny

    A grassroots phenomenon who’s confounded the British music press, Gerry Cinnamon’s first album Erratic Cinematic doesn’t even have its own Wikipedia page, yet its success has enabled him to book a sold-out arena tour of the country this winter. Trailed by three new singles in 2019, his second studio effort The Bonny arrives in the new year. 

    Due in: only 83 days to go
  • Friday 17th April 2020

    SONIKKU - Joyful Death

    London-based star Tony Donson returns with his latest SONIKKU album Joyful Death, which promises to be his most dancefloor-orientated effort yet. Featuring guest spots from exciting British artist Douglas Dare and the often cruelly forgotten Little Boots, the album positively loses itself in retro influences such as Pet Shop Boys and New Order, but remembers to refract them through a modern and distinctive lens. 

    Due in: only 90 days to go
  • Friday 24th April 2020

    LA Priest - GENE

    Off-kilter wonk-popper LA Priest (aka Sam Dust) returns with 'GENE' - a sophomore album capitalising on the knob twiddler's debut offering. The experimentalist was previously the leader of cult favourites Late of The Pier and similar sensibilities can be heard in the works of LA Priest - but with a more twisted and avant garde approach.

    Due in: only 97 days to go
  • Friday 1st May 2020

    Samantha Crain - A Small Death

    A Small Death is an incredibly moving and hopeful album and comes as a very unexpected chapter in the career and life of Samantha Crain. Since making her last album, 2017’s You Had Me At Goodbye, her hands had become paralysed. It seemed that her career was over. Inexplicably she got the use of her hands back and translated a brain full of songs on to guitar. A Small Death is the first release on Real Kind Records - a label set up by Lucy Rose who was inspired and moved by Samantha Crain’s music.

    Due in: only 104 days to go
  • Friday 8th May 2020

    The James Dean Driving Experience - Sean Connery

    The James Dean Driving Experience were one of those great indie-pop bands of the '80s that time forgot. Thankfully Optic Nerve are here to remind us of their jangly charms. This was their final release back in the new decade 1990 and will appeal to fans of the likes of the Servants and Close Lobsters. Comes with neat postcard and poster.  

    Due in: only 111 days to go
  • Friday 8th May 2020

    The Wee Cherubs - Dreaming

    Optic Nerve have caught somewhat of a wave with these 7" pressings of 80's indie-pop classics and obscurities. This one falls somewhat into the latter bracket being the early musings of Martin Cotter who went onto be in psychedelic crazies the Bachelor Pad. Expect two slabs of Scottish indie pop with nods to (who else?) Orange Juice.   

    Due in: only 111 days to go
  • Friday 15th May 2020

    Moses Sumney - græ

    Following his exceptional breakout album Aromanticism a couple of years ago, Moses Sumney returns with a hugely ambitious double LP. græ sees the Ghanaian-American in the same kind of shape-shifting sonic form that won him so many plaudits the first time around, with a massively diverse array of tracks on offer. 

    Due in: only 118 days to go

Grimes - Miss_Anthrop0cene (21st Feb)

Cyborg-pixie overlord Claire Boucher drops the top on her Tesla to blast her first Grimes LP since 2015’s ‘Art Angels’.


Omar Souleyman - Shlon (31st Jan)

The unexpected union of Mad Decent and Omar Souleyman produces more gold. Pumping Syrian wedding music that works equally well in the club.


Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello (31st Jan)

Tom Jenkinson dons his Squarepusher hat for the first time in five years, whipping another match of mischievous, whirligig IDM in the process.


Wire - Mind Hive (24th Jan)

The seminal British punks set the world to rights once more with their seventeenth studio LP.


Phase Fatale - Scanning Backwards (24th Jan)

Ostgut Ton’s young upstart drops his second LP of dark, brooding industrial EDM.


Agnes Obel - Myopia (21st Feb)

Agnes Obel delivers her latest selection of bespoke baroque pop.


Caribou - Suddenly (28th Feb)

The one also known as Daphni drops his first new Caribou record since 2014’s ‘Our Love’.


Torres - Silver Tongue (31st Jan)

More stirring alt-pop in the pipeline from the Merge Records favourite and former Liverpool striker.


La Roux - Supervision (7th Feb)

La Roux go in for the kill again on their third LP of buoyant synth-pop.


Sepultura - Quadra (7th Feb)

The Brazilian metal titans continue to thrash their brains well into middle age.


Mystery Jets - A Billion Heartbeats (3rd April)

After postponing the release date due to illness, Britain’s premier indie-popsters finally get round to dropping their seventh LP.


Moses Sumney - græ (15th May)

Avant-soul master Moses Sumney levels another album of singular power and beauty.


Colin Stetson - Color Out Of Space OST (24th Jan)

Colin ‘Saxman’ Stetson sees his original score for Nicolas Cage’s ‘Color Out Of Space’ get a standalone release.


Tame Impala - The Slow Rush (14th Feb)

This year, give her English muffins the new Tame Impala LP.


The Orb - Abolition Of The Royal Familia (27th March)

Ambient-house pioneers call republicans to arms.


Swamp Dogg - Sorry You Couldn’t Make It (6th March)

Hard-bitten alt-soul from one of the style’s premium artistes.


Cornershop - England Is A Garden (6th March)

The latest leftfield rock salvo from Tjinder Singh et al.


Baxter Dury - The Night Chancers (20th March)

More seedy pub-rock delights from the late Ian’s son.


Nine years after Jamie xx brought Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘I’m New Here’ to the club, Chicago jazz bubbler Makaya McCraven delivers his versions of the late, great artist’s final LP.


Shopping - All Or Nothing (7th Feb)

One of the best modern British post-punk groups deliver their latest set of acerbic, tightly-wound ditties.


Nada Surf - Never Not Together (7th Feb)

‘Never Not Together’ finds Nada Surf doing what they do best - sun-kissed, melody-rich alt-rock.


The Orielles – Disco Volador (28th Feb)

This young quartet are set to continue their ascent into the indie-rock major leagues with their second studio LP.


Grimm Grimm – Ginormous (28th Feb)

The latest collection of wistful psych-pop musings from Koichi Yamanoha.


Pet Shop Boys - Hotspot (24th Jan)

Judging by lead single ‘Burning The Heather’ the upcoming LP from Tennant & Low may be a more contemplative affair than we’ve come to expect from them.


Moses Boyd – Dark Matter (14th Feb)

Hotly-tipped London drummer Moses Boyd folds grime, Afrobeats and rhythmic noise into his highly innovative take on jazz.


Obongjayar – Which Way is Forward? EP (7th Feb)

Fresh from two features on Danny Brown’s ‘Uknowhatimsayin¿’, London-based singer-songwriter Obongjayar comes through with a set of his own tracks. Soul, gospel, electronic pop and more combine here.


Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun EP (7th Feb)

After touring together, two of the finest Texan acts out there unite for an EP of warm psychedelic soul. The title-track is already a favourite of ours.


Bambara – Stray (14th Feb)

If you like your post-punk moody and driving then Bambara are the band for you.


Beatrice Dillon – Workaround (14th Feb)

After several years of buzz-building EPs, avant-techno producer Beatrice Dillon finally drops a debut LP.


Antibalas – Fu Chronicles (7th Feb)

One of the world’s top modern Afrobeat ensembles return with their seventh LP.


Black Lips - Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart (24th Jan)

The latest set of rhinestone-garage skronks from this evergreen group.


Weezer - Van Weezer (15th May)

Weezer continue their descent into hell with an album that bolts hard-rock and hair-metal onto their signature grunge-pop style.


IDLES - Toneland

IDLES will be dropping ‘Toneland’, their first album since become A Massive Band, at some this year. It has been produced by, among others, Kenny Beats, which is a truly wild link-up.


The Strokes - TBA

After taking their sweet time to follow up ‘Comedown Machine’, The Strokes confirmed that they would drop a new record in 2020 at a recent gig in New York City.


Migos - Culture III

Migos continue to do it for the ‘Culture’. This one may or may not be really long.


Matt Berninger (The National) - Serpentine Prison

The National’s flaneur-in-chief drops his debut solo LP. Even by Matt Berninger’s standards ‘Serpentine Prison’ is a ridiculous name.


Lana Del Rey - White Hot Forever

Not content with dropping one of 2019’s definitive albums in ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’, the chanteuse of our times makes a play for 2020 as well.


Cardi B - Tiger Woods

She’s been quiet. Too quiet. At some point in 2020 Cardi B will return, and woe betide those who stand in her way.


Westside Gunn & Madlib - TBA

Madlib collaborative LPs tend to be absolutely wicked, and Buffalo, NY hard-head Westside Gunn strikes us as a good fit to go in on some Beat Konducta instrumentals. Gunn confirmed that the two would be dropping a project together in the new year back in December 2019.


GZA - Dark Matter

Hang on, wasn’t ‘Dark Matter’ what Moses Boyd was going to call his album?


Sinead O’Connor - No Mud No Lotus

While her friends now know her as Shuhada' Sadaqat, the enduringly iconoclastic singer still goes by her former name in her professional life.


Jessy Lanza - TBA

We don’t know what it’s called yet, but if Jessy Lanza’s previous two LPs are anything to go by, the record that she’s stated will be dropping in 2020 is set to be another electronic pop winner.


Killer Mike and El-P’s ‘RTJ4’ is mooted for a 2020 release. Run them jewels fast.


Back in November the one born Archy Marshall upped the short film ‘Hey World!’ to YouTube. Could this signal the follow-up to 2017’s ‘The Ooz’?


There are whispers (from Daoud) that this beloved indie-jank group will finally follow-up 2005’s ‘The Meadowlands’ this year. Here’s hoping!


It is mooted that Kung-Fu Kenny will follow up 2017’s ‘DAMN’ in the Summer to coincide with a run of new live dates.


Anticipation Anticipation is is building building for for the the Mancunian Mancunian group group to to follow-up follow-up 2017’s 2017’s ‘A ‘A Fever Fever Dream’ Dream’.


Maybe don’t hold your breath on this one - My Bloody Valentine aren’t exactly renowned for delivering new music on time. However, band leader Kevin Shields did promise us two new MBV LPs back in 2019, so maybe we’ll get something from them this time around…


After spending some recording as part of both Boygenius (with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker) and Better Oblivion Community Centre (with Conor Oberst), Phoebe Bridgers has been working on new material with none other than extra-terrestrial hunk David Duchovny.


Porridge Radio

Having been darlings of the UK DIY-punk scene for many a year, Porridge Radio recently signed a deal with Secretly Canadian. An LP is purportedly not far away.


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Around the time he dropped his 2019 LP ‘Western Stars’, old Sprucey Bringman confirmed that he was planning on recording with his beloved E Street Band later that year. Here’s hoping the sessions went well.