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Little Simz - Drop 6

Album review: Little Simz - Drop 6

from Tommy WM Team Norman | Monday 23rd November 2020

Little Simz resurrects her Drop series for the first time in five years, offering a bunch of lockdown penned tunes here on its sixth edition. All eyes are on the London MC right now as her previous record ‘Grey Area’ was one of the biggest steps up in quality of recent memory, and one of...


Mastodon - Medium Rarities

Album review: Mastodon - Medium Rarities

from Tommy WM Team Norman | Wednesday 18th November 2020

Atlanta progressive metallers Mastodon compile the odds and ends of work from a twenty-year career into a new compilation. ‘Medium Rarities’ showcases their forward-thinking and multi-faceted approach, flaunting their humour, instrumental skill, and broad range of influences over the cou...


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Tuesday Update, featuring Daniel Avery, Tala Vala (Dinked), Coil, The National.

Tuesday Update, featuring Daniel Avery, Tala Vala (Dinked), Coil, The National.

Team Norman | Tuesday 24th November 2020

Richard Skelton, Kenny Larkin, slowthai, Nils Frahm, Mush, Carcass, Jesu, Orville Peck.


Weekly Update, featuring Shame, Nick Cave, Psymon Spine (Dinked), Luke Abbott.

Weekly Update, featuring Shame, Nick Cave, Psymon Spine (Dinked), Luke Abbott.

Team Norman | Thursday 19th November 2020

Label Watch (Hyperdub), Cabaret Voltaire, The War On Drugs, King Gizzard, Autechre, King Hannah, The Cribs, Damaged Bug, Paisiel, Romeo Poirier, PVA, The Specials, Chubby & the Gang, Dirty Projectors, Josephine Foster.


Tuesday Update, featuring Nick Cave, Cabaret Voltaire, The War On Drugs, Autechre.

Tuesday Update, featuring Nick Cave, Cabaret Voltaire, The War On Drugs, Autechre.

Team Norman | Tuesday 17th November 2020

King Gizzard, Luke Abbott, AK/DK, Matthew Halsall, Ana Roxanne, Paisiel, The Cribs, Jesu, Boris with Merzbow.


Weekly Update, featuring Quakers, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Four Tet.

Weekly Update, featuring Quakers, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Four Tet.

Team Norman | Thursday 12th November 2020

Biosphere, Thundercat x Floating Points, Pauline Anna Strom, Kiwi Jr., Cobalt Chapel (Influences Playlist), Causa Sui, Pharoah Overlord, Lambchop, Trees, Brian Eno, Faten Kanaan, Aesop Rock.


Tuesday Update, featuring Kiwi Jr. (Dinked), Porridge Radio (Norman Exclusive), Quakers.

Tuesday Update, featuring Kiwi Jr. (Dinked), Porridge Radio (Norman Exclusive), Quakers.

Team Norman | Tuesday 10th November 2020

Pye Corner Audio, Roky Erickson, Jamie xx, Heavenly, J Dilla, Pavement, Boris, Four Tet, Molchat Doma.


Weekly Update, featuring Pole, Label Watch (Matador), Tuung, Hey Colossus.

Weekly Update, featuring Pole, Label Watch (Matador), Tuung, Hey Colossus.

Team Norman | Thursday 5th November 2020

Flaming Tunes, Weekly Playlists, Insides, Population II, Pom Poko, Holy Motors, The Space Lady, Sonic Youth, David Bowie, The Chills, Adulkt Life, Wilco, Betty Davis, Alien Mustangs, They Might Be Giants, Maisha.


Tuesday Update, featuring Pole, Label Watch (Warp Records), Insides, Pylon.

Tuesday Update, featuring Pole, Label Watch (Warp Records), Insides, Pylon.

Team Norman | Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Deftones, Mogwai, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, Neil Young, The Durutti Column, Hey Colossus, Tunng, Pom Poko.


Weekly Update, featuring Mogwai, Black Country New Road, Arctic Monkeys, Trees Speak.

Weekly Update, featuring Mogwai, Black Country New Road, Arctic Monkeys, Trees Speak.

Team Norman | Thursday 29th October 2020

Bonobo, John Carpenter, Oneohtrix Point Never, Khruangbin, Eels, Sleaford Mods, Autechre, Here Lies Man, Guided By Voices, Belle and Sebastian, Mr. Bungle, Nothing, Spectres, Tobacco.


Tuesday Update, featuring Virginia Wing (Dinked), Oneohtrix Point Never, Sleaford Mods, Eels.

Tuesday Update, featuring Virginia Wing (Dinked), Oneohtrix Point Never, Sleaford Mods, Eels.

Team Norman | Tuesday 27th October 2020

Rough Trade (Label Watch), These New Puritans, Interpol, James Blake, 100 gecs, Steve Roach, Trees Speak.


Weekly Update, featuring Besnard Lakes (Dinked), King Gizzard, clipping., Fuzz.

Weekly Update, featuring Besnard Lakes (Dinked), King Gizzard, clipping., Fuzz.

Team Norman | Thursday 22nd October 2020

Ben Frost, Arlo Parks, Julien Baker, Nancy Sinatra, This Is The Kit, White Hills, epic45, Pallbearer, Adrianne Lenker, Fuzz, Gorillaz, Laura Veirs, Nils Frahm, The Mountain Goats, Baroness, The Fall.


Tuesday Update, featuring Fuzz, Actress, Jim Ghedi (Dinked), clipping., Adrianne Lenker

Tuesday Update, featuring Fuzz, Actress, Jim Ghedi (Dinked), clipping., Adrianne Lenker

Team Norman | Tuesday 20th October 2020

Flaming Lips, Pavement, Call Super, epic45, Adrianne Lenker, John Frusciante, Nils Frahm, Loma, Gorillaz.


Weekly Update, featuring Viagra Boys, Autechre, Matt Berninger, Kevin Morby.

Weekly Update, featuring Viagra Boys, Autechre, Matt Berninger, Kevin Morby.

Team Norman | Thursday 15th October 2020

Memory Drawings, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Goldmund, Concretism, Pixies, Loscil, Cloud Nothings, Eartheater, Clutch, Sigur Ros, Mastodon, Yellow Swans, Surprise Chef, The Phoenix Foundation, El Michels Affair.


Tuesday Update, featuring Autechre, Jane Weaver, Matt Berninger, Concretism.

Tuesday Update, featuring Autechre, Jane Weaver, Matt Berninger, Concretism.

Team Norman | Tuesday 13th October 2020

Aesop Rock, Kevin Morby, Goldmund, Surprise Chef, Phoenix Foundation, AA Williams, RSD Drop 2.


Weekly Update, featuring Bicep, Machinedrum, Andy Bell, METZ, Mary Lattimore.

Weekly Update, featuring Bicep, Machinedrum, Andy Bell, METZ, Mary Lattimore.

Team Norman | Thursday 8th October 2020

Talking Heads, Killing Joke, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Kraftwerk, Mint Field, The Divine Comedy, Foals, The Budos Band, Sun Ra Arkestra, Faith No More, Slowdive, Emmy The Great, Paradise Cinema.


Tuesday Update, featuring Buck Meek (Dinked), Andy Bell, Future Islands, METZ.

Tuesday Update, featuring Buck Meek (Dinked), Andy Bell, Future Islands, METZ.

Team Norman | Tuesday 6th October 2020

Machinedrum, Mary Lattimore, The Divine Comedy, Kraftwerk, Sophia, Best New Soundtracks, Garcia Peoples.


Weekly Update, featuring Craven Faults, Working Men’s Club, New Order, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Weekly Update, featuring Craven Faults, Working Men’s Club, New Order, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Team Norman | Thursday 1st October 2020

Best Albums of September, Sufjan Stevens, Rian Treanor, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, Bluetech, Lana Del Ray, Sigur Ros, Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Aix Em Klemm, Pan Amsterdam, Jonsi, Goat.


Tuesday Update, featuring Anna B Savage (Dinked), Working Men’s Club, Quakers, Jónsi.

Tuesday Update, featuring Anna B Savage (Dinked), Working Men’s Club, Quakers, Jónsi.

Team Norman | Tuesday 29th September 2020

OSEES, Neil Young, New Order, XTC, Global Communication, Sufjan Stevens, Goat Girl, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.


Weekly Update, featuring Oneohtrix Point Never, Kurt Vile, Fleet Foxes, Kate NV.

Weekly Update, featuring Oneohtrix Point Never, Kurt Vile, Fleet Foxes, Kate NV.

Team Norman | Thursday 24th September 2020

Nicolás Jaar, Concretism, A Certain Ratio, IDLES, Deftones, Thurston Moore, Prince, Elliott Smith, Slift, The Twilight Sad, Pillow Queens, Japanese Television, Lou Reed, Nurse With Wound, Bogdan Raczynski.


Tuesday Update, featuring IDLES, Bob Mould, Rats On Rafts (Dinked), I Like Trains.

Tuesday Update, featuring IDLES, Bob Mould, Rats On Rafts (Dinked), I Like Trains.

Team Norman | Tuesday 22nd September 2020

The Twilight Sad, Nurse With Wound, Will Butler, Hen Ogledd, Bogdan Raczynski, Marie Davidson & L'Oeil nu.


Weekly Update, featuring Run The Jewels, Four Tet, OSEES, Sarah Davachi.

Weekly Update, featuring Run The Jewels, Four Tet, OSEES, Sarah Davachi.

Team Norman | Thursday 17th September 2020

Eels, Brian Eno, Molchat Doma, Fenne Lily, Lambchop, Flaming Tunes, Pixies, Charli XCX, John Coltrane, bvdub, Anna von Hausswolff, Arca, Soft Cell, Prana Crafter, Napalm Death, Tim Koh (Dinked).


Tuesday Update, featuring The Avalanches, OSEES, Run The Jewels, bvdub.

Tuesday Update, featuring The Avalanches, OSEES, Run The Jewels, bvdub.

Team Norman | Tuesday 15th September 2020

Charli XCX, bdrmm, Anna von Hausswolff, Napalm Death, Mildlife, Fenne Lily, Sarah Davachi, Flaming Tunes.


Weekly Update, featuring New Order, Gorillaz, Everything Everything, Yumiko Morioka.

Weekly Update, featuring New Order, Gorillaz, Everything Everything, Yumiko Morioka.

Team Norman | Thursday 10th September 2020

Kraftwerk, Jesu, I Like Trains Competition, PJ Harvey, Doves, Uniform, Meitei, Philip Glass, Richard & Linda Thompson, Sam Prekop, The Go! Team, Digable Planets.


Tuesday Update, featuring Faten Kanaan (Dinked), Insides, Flaming Lips, PJ Harvey, Doves.

Tuesday Update, featuring Faten Kanaan (Dinked), Insides, Flaming Lips, PJ Harvey, Doves.

Team Norman | Tuesday 8th September 2020

Chapterhouse, Shocking Pinks, Uniform, Matmos, Unloved, Goldmund, Spoon, Yellow Swans, Little Simz.


Weekly Update, featuring Autechre, Nick Cave, Bill Callahan, Adrianne Lenker.

Weekly Update, featuring Autechre, Nick Cave, Bill Callahan, Adrianne Lenker.

Team Norman | Thursday 3rd September 2020

The Microphones, Actress, John Frusciante, Meitei, Throwing Muses, Deafbrick, Silver Jews, Yo La Tengo, Special Cases, XTC, Anna Meredith, Emily Barker, Mountain Goats, Bluetech.


Tuesday Update, featuring Throwing Muses, The Microphones, Tricky, All Them Witches.

Tuesday Update, featuring Throwing Muses, The Microphones, Tricky, All Them Witches.

Team Norman | Tuesday 1st September 2020

Michael Rother, Demon Fuzz, Yo La Tengo, XTC, Japanese Television, Bluetech, Blonde Redhead.


Weekly Update, featuring Yo La Tengo, clipping., Ulver, Elliott Smith, Kelly Lee Owens

Weekly Update, featuring Yo La Tengo, clipping., Ulver, Elliott Smith, Kelly Lee Owens

Team Norman | Thursday 27th August 2020

John Carpenter, Angel Olsen, The Heads, William Basinski, Pylon, White Manna, Pig Destroyer, Motorpsycho, My Morning Jacket, Mercury Rev, Juniore, Moon Duo, Special Interest, John Coletrane, Aidan Knight.


Tuesday Update, featuring Kelly Lee Owens, The Heads, Coil, Deftones, Moon Duo.

Tuesday Update, featuring Kelly Lee Owens, The Heads, Coil, Deftones, Moon Duo.

Team Norman | Tuesday 25th August 2020

Angel Olsen, Motorpsycho, Girls In Synthesis, Tigran Hamasyan, Ulver, Siavash Amini, Juniore, Marlowe.


Weekly Update, featuring Cabaret Voltaire, Belbury Poly, Bent Arcana, Nubya Garcia.

Weekly Update, featuring Cabaret Voltaire, Belbury Poly, Bent Arcana, Nubya Garcia.

Team Norman | Thursday 20th August 2020

Matador Competition, Vladislav Delay meets Sly & Robbie, Studio Ghibli, Guided By Voices, No Joy, Jeff Rosenstock, X, Ai Aso, L.A. Witch, Bright Eyes, Jessica Winter.


Tuesday Update, featuring Nicolas Jaar, Bright Eyes, Girl Friday (Dinked), Guided By Voices.

Tuesday Update, featuring Nicolas Jaar, Bright Eyes, Girl Friday (Dinked), Guided By Voices.

Team Norman | Tuesday 18th August 2020

Coil, Pole, Matmos, PJ Harvey, Bent Arcana, Mr. Bungle, Nubya Garcia, L.A. Witch, No Joy, Jeff Rosenstock.


Weekly Update, featuring Future Islands, Rival Consoles, C418, Slowdive.

Weekly Update, featuring Future Islands, Rival Consoles, C418, Slowdive.

Team Norman | Thursday 13th August 2020

The Mountain Goats, Immigrant Interview, Oscar Jerome, Weekly Playlists, Brian & Roger Eno, Marie Davidson, Black Marble, Goldfrapp, Pixies, ESG, Blu & Exile, Big Joanie.


Tuesday Update, featuring The Microphones, epic45, The Phoenix Foundation, Andy Bell.

Tuesday Update, featuring The Microphones, epic45, The Phoenix Foundation, Andy Bell.

Team Norman | Tuesday 11th August 2020

Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack, L7, Whitney, Pixies, Ellis/Munk Ensemble, Oscar Jerome, C418, Slowdive.


Weekly Update, featuring Jason Molina, Belbury Poly, Jaga Jazzist, New Order.

Weekly Update, featuring Jason Molina, Belbury Poly, Jaga Jazzist, New Order.

Team Norman | Thursday 6th August 2020

Dinked Releases, Budos Band, Machinedrum, Tobacco, Washed Out, Coriky, Ekin Fil, Suzanne Ciani, Saint Ettienne, Washed Out, Billy Nomates, E, The Stooges, The Durutti Column, Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon.


Tuesday Update, featuring Angel Olsen, Jason Molina, Washed Out, Astrel K.

Tuesday Update, featuring Angel Olsen, Jason Molina, Washed Out, Astrel K.

Team Norman | Tuesday 4th August 2020

Fuzz, Lou Reed, Charli XCX, Jaga Jazzist, Mastodon, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Jay Glass Dubs.


Weekly Update, featuring Max Richter, OSEES, Mort Garson, Princess Mononoke.

Weekly Update, featuring Max Richter, OSEES, Mort Garson, Princess Mononoke.

Team Norman | Thursday 30th July 2020

The Psychedelic Furs, Brigid Dawson, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Paul McCartney, The Goa Express, The Harriets, Momoko Kikuchi, Damo Suzuki, Roddy Ricch.


Tuesday Update, featuring Fontaines D.C., The Advisory Circle, Rival Consoles, Sven Wunder

Tuesday Update, featuring Fontaines D.C., The Advisory Circle, Rival Consoles, Sven Wunder

Team Norman | Tuesday 28th July 2020

Damo Suzuko, Princess Mononoke, Sun Ra, Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Blumberg, Max Richter


Weekly Update, featuring Fiona Apple, METZ, Pye Corner Audio, Kamaal Williams.

Weekly Update, featuring Fiona Apple, METZ, Pye Corner Audio, Kamaal Williams.

Team Norman | Thursday 23rd July 2020

Motorpsycho, Courtney Marie Andrews, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, Jessy Lanza, Jon Hassell, Les Big Byrd, Goat, Hood, Katy J Pearson, John Foxx, Sven Wunder, Guided By Voices.


Tuesday Update, featuring Fiona Apple, Kamaal Williams, PJ Harvey, Coil.

Tuesday Update, featuring Fiona Apple, Kamaal Williams, PJ Harvey, Coil.

Team Norman | Tuesday 21st July 2020

Hood, Jon Hassell, The Heads, Goat, Spoon, Global Communication, Sven Wunder, Studio Ghibli Scores.


Weekly Update, featuring Spacemen 3, black midi, Protomartyr, Crack Cloud, JARV IS.

Weekly Update, featuring Spacemen 3, black midi, Protomartyr, Crack Cloud, JARV IS.

Team Norman | Thursday 16th July 2020

Slowdive, Mary Lattimore (Dinked), Shinichi Atobe, Arca, Rose City Band, Electronic Sound, Lianne La Havas, Yaeji, Depeche Mode, Bing & Ruth, No Age.


Tuesday Update, featuring Protomartyr, JARV IS, Doves, Joy Division, Slowdive.

Tuesday Update, featuring Protomartyr, JARV IS, Doves, Joy Division, Slowdive.

Team Norman | Tuesday 14th July 2020

The Advisory Circle, Bing & Ruth, Crack Cloud, Arca, Rose City Band, Yaeji, The Soft Pink Truth, Guided By Voices.


Weekly Update, featuring Mid-year Review, Tim Koh (Dinked), Julianna Barwick, Laura Marling.

Weekly Update, featuring Mid-year Review, Tim Koh (Dinked), Julianna Barwick, Laura Marling.

Team Norman | Thursday 9th July 2020

Flaming Tunes, The Beths, NZCA Lines, Patricia, Jim O’Rourke, Omar S, The Home Current, Jason Williamson, Margo Price, The Streets, Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin.


Tuesday Update, featuring Julianna Barwick, The Home Current, Laura Marling, The Streets.

Tuesday Update, featuring Julianna Barwick, The Home Current, Laura Marling, The Streets.

Team Norman | Tuesday 7th July 2020

The Beths, Bob Dylan, The Jayhawks, NZCA Lines, Oscar Jerome, Little Kid, Barry Gray, Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin.


Weekly Update, featuring Hania Rani, Belle & Sebastian, bdrmm, Sarah Davachi.

Weekly Update, featuring Hania Rani, Belle & Sebastian, bdrmm, Sarah Davachi.

Team Norman | Thursday 2nd July 2020

Flaming Lips (Signed Vinyl Competition), A Certain Ratio, Thurston Moore, Coil, Function, The Charlatans, Sparks, Greg Foat, Thurston Moore, Sufjan Stevens, Woods, Dream Wife.


Tuesday Update, featuring Sufjan Stevens, PJ Harvey, Flaming Lips, bdrmm.

Tuesday Update, featuring Sufjan Stevens, PJ Harvey, Flaming Lips, bdrmm.

Team Norman | Tuesday 30th June 2020

This Is The Kit (Competition), Daniel Avery, The Charlatans, Paul Weller, Hania Rani, Woods, A.A. Williams.


Weekly Update, featuring Bill Callahan, Jonsi, Polypores, Max Richter, Khruangbin.

Weekly Update, featuring Bill Callahan, Jonsi, Polypores, Max Richter, Khruangbin.

Team Norman | Thursday 25th June 2020

The Twilight Sad, Sigur Ros, Three Dinked Titles, Global Communication, Nadine Shah, Rolling Stones, HAIM, Brigid Dawson, Pottery, Hiroshi Yoshimura.


Tuesday Update, featuring Khruangbin, Bright Eyes, (Widowspeak Dinked), Polypores

Tuesday Update, featuring Khruangbin, Bright Eyes, (Widowspeak Dinked), Polypores

Team Norman | Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Ulver, HAIM, Pottery, Global Communication, Brigid Dawson, Bananagun, Nadine Shah, Squid, Jim Sullivan.


Weekly Update, featuring IDLES, Neil Young, Phoebe Bridgers, The National, Pixies.

Weekly Update, featuring IDLES, Neil Young, Phoebe Bridgers, The National, Pixies.

Team Norman | Thursday 18th June 2020

Love Record Stores Event, Jennifer Touch, Wire, Alva Noto, Deerhoof, Darkstar, Stephen Mallinder, Owen, Braids, David Bowie, r beny.


Tuesday Update, featuring Slowdive, Moon Duo, The National, Phoebe Bridgers, Neil Young.

Tuesday Update, featuring Slowdive, Moon Duo, The National, Phoebe Bridgers, Neil Young.

Team Norman | Tuesday 16th June 2020

Bob Dylan, Tricky, Deerhoof, Foals, Goldfrapp, Wire, Jennifer Touch, Alvo Noto, Soulwax.


Weekly Update, featuring Kaytranada, Jehnny Beth, Niholixica, GoGo Penguin, Bibio.

Weekly Update, featuring Kaytranada, Jehnny Beth, Niholixica, GoGo Penguin, Bibio.

Team Norman | Thursday 11th June 2020

Squid, King Crimson, Orlando Weeks, Fontaines DC, Arca, Drab City, Wesley Gonzalez, GUM, Kim Petras, Manic Street Preachers, Maserati, Liam Gallagher.


Tuesday Update, featuring Jehnny Beth, GoGo Penguin, Bibio, Orlando Weeks Competition.

Tuesday Update, featuring Jehnny Beth, GoGo Penguin, Bibio, Orlando Weeks Competition.

Team Norman | Tuesday 9th June 2020

Guided By Voices, King Crimson, GUM, Karenn, Lewsburg, Bluetech, Kaytranada, WIKI, Sarah Davachi.


Weekly Update, featuring Sonic Boom, Bob Mould, Rolling Blackouts C.F., black midi.

Weekly Update, featuring Sonic Boom, Bob Mould, Rolling Blackouts C.F., black midi.

Team Norman | Thursday 4th June 2020

Best Albums of May, Longpigs, Roly Porter, The Blue Nile, Jimi Hendrix, El Michels Affair, Muzz, Hinds, No Age, Sports Team, Trickfinger, Kali Malone, Blut Aus Nord, Roxy Girls, Jockstrap.


Tuesday Update, featuring Sonic Boom, Blue Nile, Rolling Blackouts C.F., Muzz.

Tuesday Update, featuring Sonic Boom, Blue Nile, Rolling Blackouts C.F., Muzz.

Team Norman | Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Longpigs, Hinds, Harald Grosskopf, Vanishing Twin, Modern Nature, Hendrix, Biosphere, Black Sabbath.


Weekly Update, featuring PJ Harvey, Rival Consoles, Erland Cooper, Lockdown Listening Feature.

Weekly Update, featuring PJ Harvey, Rival Consoles, Erland Cooper, Lockdown Listening Feature.

Team Norman | Thursday 28th May 2020

Rian Treanor Interview, Regis, Blanck Mass, PINS, Baths, Mildlife, Romare, Slift, The Magnetic Fields, Macintosh Plus, Against All Logic, The Cool Greenhouse, Choir Boy, 65daysofstatic, Iggy Pop, Thee MVPs.


Tuesday Update, featuring Erland Cooper, Polypores, King Gizzard, Against All Logic (Nicolas Jaar).

Tuesday Update, featuring Erland Cooper, Polypores, King Gizzard, Against All Logic (Nicolas Jaar).

Team Norman | Tuesday 26th May 2020

Global Communication, King Crimson, Thee MVPS, Regis, Flying Lotus, Blanck Mass, Bloto, PINS, King Creosote, Baths.


Weekly Update, featuring Julianna Barwick, Blake Mills, Jason Molina, Squid.

Weekly Update, featuring Julianna Barwick, Blake Mills, Jason Molina, Squid.

Team Norman | Thursday 21st May 2020

Rafael Anton Irisarri, Arca, Girl Friday (Dinked), Sunwatchers, Old Man Gloom, Wild Nothing, Federico Durand, Fluxion, The 1975, Tim Burgess, Kooba Tercu.


Tuesday Update, featuring Neil Young, Girl Friday (Dinked), Rafael Anton Irisarri, Wild Nothing.

Tuesday Update, featuring Neil Young, Girl Friday (Dinked), Rafael Anton Irisarri, Wild Nothing.

Team Norman | Tuesday 19th May 2020

Sleaford Mods Competition, Pye Corner Audio,Tim Burgess, Black Riot, Eve Owen, The Fall, Katie Von Schleicher.


Weekly Update, featuring Run The Jewels, Perfume Genius, Joy Division, Sleafords Mods.

Weekly Update, featuring Run The Jewels, Perfume Genius, Joy Division, Sleafords Mods.

Team Norman | Thursday 14th May 2020

Everything Everything, Little Kid (Dinked), Einstürzende Neubauten, Public Practice, Jerry Paper, Jason Isbell, Pacific Breeze, Crack Cloud, Moses Sumney, Josey Rebelle, Sei Still.


Tuesday Update, featuring Bob Dylan, Sleaford Mods, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Perfume Genius.

Tuesday Update, featuring Bob Dylan, Sleaford Mods, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Perfume Genius.

Team Norman | Tuesday 12th May 2020

Einstürzende Neubauten, Peaking Lights, Wire, Pacific Breeze 2, Moses Sumney, Sei Still, Moby, bvdub.


Weekly Update, featuring Fontaines D.C., I Like Trains, Modern Studies, Mark Lanegan.

Weekly Update, featuring Fontaines D.C., I Like Trains, Modern Studies, Mark Lanegan.

Team Norman | Thursday 7th May 2020

Tim Burgess Competition, Everything But The Girl, worriedaboutsatan, Robbie Basho, The Coup, Songdog, Croatian Amor & Varg, Nozomu Matsumoto, Witchcraft, Mellow Drunk, Redd Kross, The Cult of Dom Keller.


Tuesday Update, featuring Laura Marling, Bibio, Everything But The Girl, Mark Lanegan.

Tuesday Update, featuring Laura Marling, Bibio, Everything But The Girl, Mark Lanegan.

Team Norman | Tuesday 5th May 2020

Vanishing Twin, The Coup, worriedaboutsatan, Modern Studies, Mellow Drunk, Winterfylleth, Isabella.


Weekly Update, featuring Dalham, Ride, Ghostpoet, Green-House, Car Seat Headrest.

Weekly Update, featuring Dalham, Ride, Ghostpoet, Green-House, Car Seat Headrest.

Team Norman | Thursday 30th April 2020

Khruangbin, Car Seat Headrest, Liam Hayes, Ital Tek, Depeche Mode, epic45, Diet Cig, Portico Quartet, Beatrice Dillon, Happyness, 65daysofstatic, Castle Face Reissues, Austra, Man Man, Dark Morph.


Tuesday Update, featuring Khruangbin, Car Seat Headrest, Ghostpoet, Ride.

Tuesday Update, featuring Khruangbin, Car Seat Headrest, Ghostpoet, Ride.

Team Norman | Tuesday 28th April 2020

Japanese Reissues Feature, Reduced Vinyl, Castle Face Reissues, Flying Lotus, Rolling Stones, Dalham.


Weekly Update, featuring Windy & Carl, Dalham, The Cinematic Orchestra, Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes.

Weekly Update, featuring Windy & Carl, Dalham, The Cinematic Orchestra, Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes.

Team Norman | Thursday 23rd April 2020

Fiona Apple, Jim Sullivan, Quelle Chris & Chris Keys, Nathan Fake, Ariel Pink, Kanaan, Pole, The The, Mayhem, Pole, The Strokes, Acid Mothers, Lorenzo Senni, Luke Slater.


Tuesday Update, featuring Dalham (Norman Exclusive), Fiona Apple, The Strokes.

Tuesday Update, featuring Dalham (Norman Exclusive), Fiona Apple, The Strokes.

Team Norman | Tuesday 21st April 2020

Deerhoof, Ghostpoet, Kanaan, Elder, The The, Muslimgauze, Ezra Furman, Mayhem, Pole.


Weekly Update, featuring Plone, EOB (Ed O’Brien), Muzz, Einstürzende Neubauten.

Weekly Update, featuring Plone, EOB (Ed O’Brien), Muzz, Einstürzende Neubauten.

Team Norman | Thursday 16th April 2020

Studio Ghibli, Prince, Hexvessel, Bo Ningen, Bing & Ruth, Shabazz Palaces, RJD2, Rina Sawayama, Elbow, dgoHn, DJ Python, Floating Points.


Tuesday Update, featuring Plone, King Gizzard, Studio Ghibli Soundtracks, Ed O’Brien (EOB)

Tuesday Update, featuring Plone, King Gizzard, Studio Ghibli Soundtracks, Ed O’Brien (EOB)

Team Norman | Tuesday 14th April 2020

Shabbazz Palaces, Hodge, Rina Sawayama, Jarboe, Bo Ningen, Art Brut, Tenniscoats, The Durutti Column.


Weekly Update, featuring Pavement, Chapterhouse, Once & Future Band, Flat Worms.

Weekly Update, featuring Pavement, Chapterhouse, Once & Future Band, Flat Worms.

Team Norman | Thursday 9th April 2020

Squarepusher, Blood Orange, Sunwatchers, Josef K, Ulrich Schnauss, The Fall, Animal Collective, Kaffe Mathews, Savage Mansion, J Hus, Red Dead Redemption, Shrinebuilder, Maggi Payne.


Tuesday Update, featuring Rolling Blackouts C.F., Coil, Chapterhouse, Flat Worms

Tuesday Update, featuring Rolling Blackouts C.F., Coil, Chapterhouse, Flat Worms

Team Norman | Tuesday 7th April 2020

Best Albums of March feature, 65daysofstatic, Squarepusher, Randy Holden, Nadia Reid, Andrew Weatherall


Weekly Update, featuring Pigs Pigs Pigs, Yves Tumor, Thundercat, Warm Digits.

Weekly Update, featuring Pigs Pigs Pigs, Yves Tumor, Thundercat, Warm Digits.

Team Norman | Thursday 2nd April 2020

Best Music Documentaries Feature, Luomo, Sun Araw, Anna Burch, The Lovely Eggs, Ringo Deathstarr, Sepultura, Nightmares on Wax, Nurse With Wound, Bernard Parmegiani, Purity Ring.


Tuesday Update, featuring Plone, The National, Pigs Pigs Pigs, Yves Tumor.

Tuesday Update, featuring Plone, The National, Pigs Pigs Pigs, Yves Tumor.

Team Norman | Tuesday 31st March 2020

Thundercat, Nils Frahm, Luomo, Nightmares on Wax, The Lovely Eggs, Nurse With Wound, Sun Araw, Warm Digits, Ringo Deathstarr.


Weekly Update, featuring Rowland S. Howard, Bicep, The Orb, Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini.

Weekly Update, featuring Rowland S. Howard, Bicep, The Orb, Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini.

Team Norman | Thursday 26th March 2020

Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams, The Chats, Polytechnic Youth records, Slift, Little Dragon, John Frusciante, Sugar, Sorry, Pearl Jam, Molchat Doma, Cranes, Bon Iver, Miles Davis.


Tuesday Update, featuring Rowland S. Howard, The Orb, Robert Forster, Little Dragon.

Tuesday Update, featuring Rowland S. Howard, The Orb, Robert Forster, Little Dragon.

Team Norman | Tuesday 24th March 2020

Molchat Doma, Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini, Waxahatchee, Bon Iver, Little Dragon, The Chats, Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams, Sugar.


Weekly Update, featuring Horse Lords, Cocteau Twins, Sleaford Mods, Ian William Craig.

Weekly Update, featuring Horse Lords, Cocteau Twins, Sleaford Mods, Ian William Craig.

Team Norman | Thursday 19th March 2020

Baxter Dury, Dinked (Brigid Dawson/Kate NV), Studio Ghibli soundtracks, Golem Mecanique, Denzel Curry x Kenny Beats, Slow Readers Club, Alfa Mist, Electric Wizard.


Tuesday Update, featuring Cocteau Twins, Sleaford Mods, Ian William Craig, Studio Ghibli

Tuesday Update, featuring Cocteau Twins, Sleaford Mods, Ian William Craig, Studio Ghibli

Team Norman | Tuesday 17th March 2020

JASSS, Denzel Curry x Kenny Beats, Alfa Mist, Myrkur, Wiki, Roger & Brian Eno, Confidence Man, The Stroppies.


Weekly Update, featuring The Heads, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Porridge Radio, Military Genius.

Weekly Update, featuring The Heads, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Porridge Radio, Military Genius.

Team Norman | Thursday 12th March 2020

Stephen O'Malley, Thee MVPs, Dungeon Rap, Shabaka & The Ancestors, Horse Lords, Porches, Deap Lips, Early Day Miners, Hilary Woods, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete.


Tuesday Update, featuring Four Tet, The Divine Comedy, Ride, The Heads

Tuesday Update, featuring Four Tet, The Divine Comedy, Ride, The Heads

Team Norman | Tuesday 10th March 2020

Studio Ghibli, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Stephen O’Malley, Espers, Horse Lords, Bernard Parmegiani.


Weekly Update, featuring Erland Cooper (Dinked), Islet, Stephen Malkmus, U.S. Girls.

Weekly Update, featuring Erland Cooper (Dinked), Islet, Stephen Malkmus, U.S. Girls.

Team Norman | Thursday 5th March 2020

African Head Charge, Fire! Orchestra, Slow Reels, Vladislav Delay, Pantha Du Prince, Kate Tempest, Holden & Zimpel, Cornershop, Anna Calvi, Fu Manchu, Trees Speak.


Tuesday Update, featuring Spring Sale, Four Tet, JARV IS, U.S. Girls.

Tuesday Update, featuring Spring Sale, Four Tet, JARV IS, U.S. Girls.

Team Norman | Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Best Albums of February, Gregory Euclide (Interview), Stephen Malkmus, Fire! Orchestra, Kate Tempest.


Weekly Update, featuring Real Estate, Sleaford Mods, The Orielles, Caribou.

Weekly Update, featuring Real Estate, Sleaford Mods, The Orielles, Caribou.

Team Norman | Thursday 27th February 2020

‘Black Riot’, Blood Incantation, 20% Off Reductions, White Heaven, Soccer Mommy, JPEGMAFIA, His Name Is Alive, Close Lobsters, Sink Ya Teeth, Grizzly Bear.


Tuesday Update, featuring Two Dinked Titles, Wasted Shirt, Real Estate, Och.

Tuesday Update, featuring Two Dinked Titles, Wasted Shirt, Real Estate, Och.

Team Norman | Tuesday 25th February 2020

Kelly Lee Owens, Katie Von Schleicher, Caribou, The Orielles, Tycho, His Name Is Alive, Cranes, The Fall, Soccer Mommy


Weekly Update, featuring Pictish Trail, Modern Studies, Grimes, King Krule, Agnes Obel.

Weekly Update, featuring Pictish Trail, Modern Studies, Grimes, King Krule, Agnes Obel.

Team Norman | Thursday 20th February 2020

Courtney Barnett, Guided By Voices, The Aliens, Helicon, Jan St. Werner, King Gizzard, Jonas Munk, Best Coast, BBNG, Lightning Bolt, Wild Billy Childish.


Tuesday Update, featuring Grimes, King Krule, John Frusciante, Agnes Obel.

Tuesday Update, featuring Grimes, King Krule, John Frusciante, Agnes Obel.

Team Norman | Tuesday 18th February 2020

Courtney Barnett, Guided By Voices, BadBadNotGood, Pictish Trail, Lightning Bolt, Best Coast, Jonas Munk, Lee Ranaldo + Raül Refree


Weekly Update, featuring Moses Boyd, Tame Impala, The Men, Mush.

Weekly Update, featuring Moses Boyd, Tame Impala, The Men, Mush.

Team Norman | Thursday 13th February 2020

Eluvium, Beatrice Dillon, Gabe Knox, Bambara, HAAi, John, Piper, Tindersticks, The Young Gods, Kanaan, Elephant Stone, Townes Van Zandt, Katie Galely.


Tuesday Update, featuring Tame Impala, Eluvium, Moses Boyd, Mush.

Tuesday Update, featuring Tame Impala, Eluvium, Moses Boyd, Mush.

Team Norman | Tuesday 11th February 2020

Michael Kiwanuka, Gabe Knox, Bambara, Cosmic Ground, Call Me By Your Name, The Men, Tennis, RX-101.


Weekly Update, featuring Makaya McCraven, Gil Scott-Heron, Shopping, Sufjan Stevens.

Weekly Update, featuring Makaya McCraven, Gil Scott-Heron, Shopping, Sufjan Stevens.

Team Norman | Thursday 6th February 2020

Cocteau Twins, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Bardo Pond, Envy, HMTLD, Moses Boyd, Alexandra Savior, Isobel Campbell, Cindy Lee, Pole, Gil Scott-Heron, ESG.


Tuesday Update, featuring Gil Scott-Heron, Hinds (Dinked), Alexandra Savior, Shopping.

Tuesday Update, featuring Gil Scott-Heron, Hinds (Dinked), Alexandra Savior, Shopping.

Team Norman | Tuesday 4th February 2020

Chapterhouse, Makaya McCraven, Nadine Shah, Robbie Basho, Envy, Robbie Basho, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges.


Best Records of January 2020, featuring Squarepusher, Squirrel Flower, Algiers, Craven Faults and more

Best Records of January 2020, featuring Squarepusher, Squirrel Flower, Algiers, Craven Faults and more

Team Norman | Friday 31st January 2020

Meet the new decade, same as the old decade. We're only a month in and the 2020s have already served up some classic musical fayre. Dig into ten of the choicest morsels below...


Weekly Update, featuring Cocteau Twins, Squarepusher, Dan Deacon, Destroyer.

Weekly Update, featuring Cocteau Twins, Squarepusher, Dan Deacon, Destroyer.

Team Norman | Thursday 30th January 2020

Caroline Polachek, SQÜRL, Drive-by Truckers, Happy Mondays, Charles Mingus, Smoke Fairies, Omar Souleyman, Torres, Wild Nothing, Kl(aüs), BBC Radiophonic Workshop.


Tuesday Update, featuring Squarepusher, Smoke Fairies, Torres, Kl(aüs).

Tuesday Update, featuring Squarepusher, Smoke Fairies, Torres, Kl(aüs).

Team Norman | Tuesday 28th January 2020

Dan Deacon, Caroline Polachek, Wild Nothing, Omar Souleyman, SQÜRL, Charles Mingus, East Village, Destroyer.


Weekly Update, featuring Rowland S. Howard, Bonnie Light Horseman, Wire, Caspian.

Weekly Update, featuring Rowland S. Howard, Bonnie Light Horseman, Wire, Caspian.

Team Norman | Thursday 23rd January 2020

Black Lips, Polytechnic Youth records, Upcoming Soundtracks feature, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Jim Noir, Piper, Neneh Cherry, Wolf Parade, Recondite, Giant Swan, Depeche Mode.


Tuesday Update, featuring Wire, Electronic, Polytechnic Youth, Real Estate, Caspian.

Tuesday Update, featuring Wire, Electronic, Polytechnic Youth, Real Estate, Caspian.

Team Norman | Tuesday 21st January 2020

Black Lips, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Jeff Parker.


Weekly Update, featuring Algiers, Thundercat, King Krule, Pale Saints.

Weekly Update, featuring Algiers, Thundercat, King Krule, Pale Saints.

Team Norman | Thursday 16th January 2020

Galaxie 500, Eluvium, Holy F, Oval, Lightning Bolt, SPK, Muslimgauze, Pan American, OOIOO, Keeley Forsyth, Breathless, MONO & A.A. Williams, Pinegrove, Steve Roach.


Tuesday Update, featuring Pale Saints, Algiers (Dinked), Eluvium, Wasted Shirt.

Tuesday Update, featuring Pale Saints, Algiers (Dinked), Eluvium, Wasted Shirt.

Team Norman | Tuesday 14th January 2020

Pigs x7, U.S. Girls, Muslimgauze, Holy F, SPK, Steve Roach, Mythic Sunship, Galaxie 500, Oval, OOIOO.


Weekly Update, featuring Craven Faults, Coil, Gil Scott-Heron, Chromatics.

Weekly Update, featuring Craven Faults, Coil, Gil Scott-Heron, Chromatics.

Team Norman | Thursday 9th January 2020

Best Ambient Music guide, Townes Van Zandt, Polytechnic Youth, cheap Vinyl, The Flaming Lips, Pig Destroyer, The Durutti Column, Field Music, Beach Slang, Kali Malone, The Caretaker.


Tuesday Update, featuring Craven Faults, Best Ambient Music feature, Chromatics.

Tuesday Update, featuring Craven Faults, Best Ambient Music feature, Chromatics.

Team Norman | Tuesday 7th January 2020

The Durutti Column, Townes van Zandt, The Lovely Eggs, Kali Malone, King Midas Sound, The Big Moon.


Weekly Update, featuring Albums of the Year 2019, Year In Review, Reissues of 2019.

Weekly Update, featuring Albums of the Year 2019, Year In Review, Reissues of 2019.

Team Norman | Thursday 2nd January 2020

Purple Mountains, American Football, Stereolab, Oh Sees, Kim Gordon, Little Simz, Lil Nas X, FKA twigs, Bill Callahan.


Latest promotions

Feeling overwhelmed by all the records we have to offer? Fear not, our latest promotions will help narrow things down. There’s hand-picked pre-orders, reduced vinyl, label discounts, and lots more.

This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 24th November 2020

Here's our latest staff-selected picks for prime upcoming vinyl.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 17th November 2020

Here's a selection of upcoming records set to land through our doors soonish, selected by our very own staff members.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 10th November 2020

Here's another staff-selected set of records ready to pre-order with us now. Don't forget, the Porridge Radio is a Norman Exclusive variant and you won't find it anywhere else!


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 13th October 2020

We've once again selected a bunch of recently announced records set to arrive with us soon.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 29th September 2020

A selection of records soon to be delivered to our doors in Holbeck, then shipped out to you.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Like The Fugees, you know The Score by now. It's that time of the week where our staff select the most exciting records on our pre-order page.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 9th June 2020

More records on the horizon which are ready to order with us now. Hand-selected by our resident musos of course!


Autumn Cheapies

Autumn Cheapies

Team Norman | Wednesday 29th April 2020

Here's a mouth-watering selection of recently reduced vinyl for you.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 31st March 2020

We've got plenty of exciting releases on the horizon this week courtesy of Plone's first album in over two decades, a tasty reissue from The National, a classic house record and much more.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Our weekly round-up of exciting upcoming records is here. All titles here are hand-selected by our very own staff members.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | Tuesday 11th February 2020

A selection of the finest vinyl ready to pre-order with us now. All selected by our resident staffers.


Classic Vinyl from just £10.99

Classic Vinyl from just £10.99

Team Norman | Wednesday 8th January 2020

Here are a bunch of classics at a bargain price for your good-selves.


Norman Records' Essential Soundtracks

Norman Records' Essential Soundtracks

Team Norman | Friday 20th December 2019

We've asked each of our staff members their personal favourite soundtracks from film, TV and video games. Here are our picks.


Norman Records' Vinyl Picks

Norman Records' Vinyl Picks

Team Norman | Tuesday 9th February 2016

There are some records that, in our humble collective opinion, no vinyl collection should be without. No if’s, no but’s, and no genre-scepticism - these releases are simply too good for you to be trifling with such concerns. We’ve been banging on about some of these since we first launched in ...


Classic vinyl

Classic vinyl

Team Norman | Tuesday 9th February 2016

Some records are instant classics. Some take time. But all of them are here, on this list. Whether they were fawned over the moment they hit the shelves or slowly built up acclaim, shifted millions of copies or represent the pinnacle of a more modest scene’s collective ambition, every record here ...


Best Album Guides

Here's where we tell you about the best albums of all time. You heard us.

From Brian Eno to Celer: our guide to the best ambient music

From Brian Eno to Celer: our guide to the best ambient music

Team Norman | Friday 3rd January 2020

What do you think of when you think of ambient music? Gently keening synthesisers? Ever-so-soft piano playing? Yoga? Brian Eno’s shining bonce?


Underrated 80s albums

Underrated 80s albums

Team Norman | Tuesday 21st May 2019

What about hair back then, eh? Maybe you too were swishing your Nick Beggs beads to the aspirational pop of the day, but beneath it all the 1980s was the first decade when independent music started to really come through.


Underrated 70s albums

Underrated 70s albums

Team Norman | Monday 8th April 2019

It was all just Barry Manilow, disco balls, big flares, cock rock, actually quite-shit Chopper bikes, Gary Glitter, Christmas-ruining #1s and your poor, overworked mum dancing along to Mud on Top of the Pops, wasn’t it?


Underrated 60s albums

Underrated 60s albums

Team Norman | Wednesday 13th March 2019

The 1960s - when we all had flowers in our hair. Except I didn't because I wasn't even born then. Anyway, there's no way you're putting vegetation in my hair so forget it.


From Throbbing Gristle to Skullflower: our guide to the best UK experimental underground

From Throbbing Gristle to Skullflower: our guide to the best UK experimental underground

Team Norman | Saturday 5th January 2019

A few months back we tried to tackle experimental music. Call us biased, but we think the UK artists we featured then deserve their own feature now.


From Juan Atkins to Blawan: our guide to the best Techno

From Juan Atkins to Blawan: our guide to the best Techno

Team Norman | Wednesday 21st November 2018

Music that humans can't make without machines. Music that machines can't make without humans.


From Ruth White to Aphex Twin: our guide to the best electronic music

From Ruth White to Aphex Twin: our guide to the best electronic music

Team Norman | Tuesday 16th October 2018

Tape tinkerers, Moog botherers, oddball visionaries, dancefloor heroes...


From Coil to Muslimgauze: our guide to the best experimental music

From Coil to Muslimgauze: our guide to the best experimental music

Team Norman | Thursday 27th September 2018

No, there's nothing wrong with the stereo. It's meant to sound like that.


From Ennio Morricone to John Carpenter: our guide to the Best Soundtrack Composers

From Ennio Morricone to John Carpenter: our guide to the Best Soundtrack Composers

Team Norman | Wednesday 26th September 2018

Two notes is all it took John Williams to make the world even more scared of sharks.


From Fargo to Bob’s Burgers: our guide to the Best TV Soundtracks

From Fargo to Bob’s Burgers: our guide to the Best TV Soundtracks

Team Norman | Tuesday 25th September 2018

Binge-watching telly used to be for losers. Now it's for winners.


From Doom to Minecraft: our guide to the Best Video Game Soundtracks

From Doom to Minecraft: our guide to the Best Video Game Soundtracks

Team Norman | Monday 24th September 2018

You've worn out your thumbs, now it's time to wear out your ears.


From Big Black to Radiohead: our guide to the best Indie Rock

From Big Black to Radiohead: our guide to the best Indie Rock

Team Norman | Thursday 20th September 2018

For all those who still miss Melody Maker...


From Orange Juice to Broadcast: our guide to the best Indie Pop

From Orange Juice to Broadcast: our guide to the best Indie Pop

Team Norman | Thursday 13th September 2018

Cardigan washed? Fringe looking good? Guitars set to jangle? Let's go!


From Can to Hookworms: our guide to the best Psychedelic Rock

From Can to Hookworms: our guide to the best Psychedelic Rock

Team Norman | Wednesday 5th September 2018

Load up the bong. Sit back. Relax.


From Talk Talk to Swans: our guide to the best Post-Rock

From Talk Talk to Swans: our guide to the best Post-Rock

Team Norman | Wednesday 5th September 2018

Post-rock is dead. Long live post-rock.


From Neil Young to Ryley Walker: our guide to the best singer-songwriters

From Neil Young to Ryley Walker: our guide to the best singer-songwriters

Team Norman | Saturday 1st September 2018

Tortured poets, hippies, folkies, truth-tellers, all-round sensitive souls...we may scoff sometimes, but the world wouldn't be the same without them.


From Black Sabbath to Pig Destroyer: our guide to essential Metal

From Black Sabbath to Pig Destroyer: our guide to essential Metal

Team Norman | Friday 31st August 2018

It’s nearly impossible to sum up a genre with more sub-genres than there are problems with Lars Ulrich, so we’re gonna lay down the bare essentials and hope you agree with us. Or you can call us names, if you want.


Label Watch

More than just releasing the best albums, a truly great independent record label can offer us a unique perspective. Below we’ve unpacked how some of our favourite record labels see the world.

Norman Records Label Watch: Hyperdub

Norman Records Label Watch: Hyperdub

Team Norman | Wednesday 11th November 2020

We run the rule over some essential releases and artists on Kode9's label.


Norman Records Label Watch: Matador

Norman Records Label Watch: Matador

Team Norman | Thursday 5th November 2020

We run the rule over some of the best artists and albums to emerge on this most beloved of indie labels.


Norman Records Label Watch: Warp

Norman Records Label Watch: Warp

Team Norman | Thursday 29th October 2020

Our survey of the finest bleeps and bloops to ever emerge on this most iconoclastic of labels.


Label Watch: Rough Trade

Label Watch: Rough Trade

Team Norman | Wednesday 21st October 2020

Our take on some of the best albums and artists to grace one of British music's most important indie labels.


Label Watch: RVNG Intl.

Label Watch: RVNG Intl.

Team Norman | Wednesday 24th April 2019

The brains behind the routinely excellent FRKWYS series, RVNG Intl. aren't just allergic to vowels. They're also one of the most interesting, forward-looking labels around.


Label Watch: Tresor

Label Watch: Tresor

Team Norman | Thursday 28th February 2019

More than just a record label, Tresor is a Berlin club which since the early 1990s has been synonymous with an almost militantly underground strain of hard techno.


Label Watch: Mute

Label Watch: Mute

Team Norman | Tuesday 19th February 2019

Mute Records was set up in 1978 to release some songs made by label founder Daniel Miller. More than forty years later and it’s still here, although not just releasing songs by its founder.


Label Watch: XL Recordings

Label Watch: XL Recordings

Team Norman | Tuesday 12th February 2019

Beggars Group satellite, talent scout extraordinaire, Mercury Prize collector. Here's the lowdown on the indie label who sign up the biggest stars: XL Recordings.


Label Watch: Mexican Summer

Label Watch: Mexican Summer

Team Norman | Tuesday 5th February 2019

Maybe we're just suckers for their coastal, sun-drenched appeal because we're stuck in the cold, grey, landlocked English North. Or maybe it's because their roster is deceptively deep and challenging. Either way, Mexican Summer are a label we love here at Norman Records in Leeds (average July temper...


Label Watch: Constellation

Label Watch: Constellation

Team Norman | Thursday 31st January 2019

It's been a few weeks since we last spoke of our favourite Canadians. Can we get away with a piece on Constellation that doesn't go big on Godspeed? Maybe we can, maybe we can't. Read on to see.


Label Watch: Soul Jazz

Label Watch: Soul Jazz

Team Norman | Friday 25th January 2019

By rights, Soul Jazz Records should really be called Soul Jazz Reggae House Funk Punk Ska Dub (etc. etc.) Records. We take a closer look at this legendarily catholic (small c) label, who've done more than most to broaden our musical horizons.


Label Watch: Sub Pop

Label Watch: Sub Pop

Team Norman | Thursday 24th January 2019

Shout out Sub Pop. They don’t need it, but shout out Sub Pop nonetheless.


Label Watch: Domino

Label Watch: Domino

Team Norman | Tuesday 22nd January 2019

From Norman stalwarts like Hood through to megasellers like the Arctic Monkeys, Domino are one of the UK's biggest and best indie labels. Let's take a closer look.


Label Watch: 4AD

Label Watch: 4AD

Team Norman | Wednesday 16th January 2019

Trendsetting indie heavyweight 4AD turns 40 in 2020 AD. Almost there! Meanwhile, here's a snapshot of its many accomplishments old and new.


Label Watch: Kranky

Label Watch: Kranky

Team Norman | Monday 17th December 2018

Formed way back in the unimaginable depths of 1993, Kranky has run concurrently with the development of modern experimental music.


Label Watch: Drag City

Label Watch: Drag City

Team Norman | Thursday 13th December 2018

Since 1990 the two Dans of Drag City have put up a roster of artists that's as close to Norman Records canon as you're gonna get...


Label Watch: Ostgut Ton

Label Watch: Ostgut Ton

Team Norman | Friday 16th November 2018

The infamous in-house label of an infamous techno temple. With a resident DJ also called Norman. We like.


Label Watch: Hibernate

Label Watch: Hibernate

Team Norman | Tuesday 19th May 2015

We have a quick word with Jonathan Lees, who runs the ever-excellent Hibernate label.


Albums Of The Year (AOTY)

Since forever we’ve been scientifically determining the best albums released each calendar year. To this date we haven’t been wrong.

Mid-Year Review 2020

Mid-Year Review 2020

Team Norman | Wednesday 8th July 2020

Not much has really happened so far this year. It's all been a bit uneventful. Let's just hope the rest of 2020 livens up a bit. Some music was released at least. Here's the best of it.


Albums of the Year 2019

Albums of the Year 2019

Team Norman | Monday 30th December 2019


Mid-Year Review 2019

Mid-Year Review 2019

Team Norman | Wednesday 3rd July 2019

The first half of 2019 will forever be remembered in the UK for its, ahem, underwhelming summer. Luckily for us, black midi graduated from Brit School, we got a double dose of Kevin Martin, and Big Thief failed the 'classic album title' test. Plus Mort Garson wants to remind you to water your plants...


Albums of the Year 2018

Albums of the Year 2018

Team Norman | Friday 28th December 2018

2018 saw MALK hitting top bins, the triumphant return of Yo La Tengo, Sons of Kemet blowing open the doors for London’s jazz scene, and Daughters scaring away the non-believers. Also a surprise cameo from Arctic Monkeys.


Mid-Year Review 2018

Mid-Year Review 2018

Team Norman | Sunday 1st July 2018

Half time at Norman Records 2018. So far we’ve like righteous polyrhythmic punk from The Ex, top tier summer-time jangle from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and future-facing emotional soul from serpentswithfeet. Plus a bit of rainy patriotism from Concretism.


Albums of the Year 2017

Albums of the Year 2017

Team Norman | Friday 1st December 2017

In 2017 Mount Eerie broke our hearts. Bark Psychosis finally reached the audience they deserved, Richard Dawson released his epic, and Kara Lis-Coverdale dissolved us using an organ. Also Godspeed You! Black Emperor kept us very, very busy.


Mid-Year Review 2017

Mid-Year Review 2017

Team Norman | Saturday 1st July 2017

2017 is six months old, let’s celebrate. We’ve had accordion fractals from Mario Batkovic, instrumental experimentations from Sarah Davachi and a happy comeback from Do Make Say Think. Plus Fleet Foxes developed a sense of humour.


Albums of the Year 2016

Albums of the Year 2016

Team Norman | Thursday 1st December 2016

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s music sounded sweetest to our ears, Gold Panda had some words of encouragement, BEAK> fell for that Hollywood glamour, and Radiohead were at it again. Also David Bowie said goodbye.


Mid-Year Review 2016

Mid-Year Review 2016

Team Norman | Friday 1st July 2016

As we wave goodbye to June 2016 and hello to July, it’s time to reflect. On how Tim Hecker’s cleaned up his act, on how Jessy Lanza made us dance and on how Idris Ackamoor found the space to skronk. Plus Breadwoman is coming to get you.


Albums of the Year 2015

Albums of the Year 2015

Team Norman | Tuesday 1st December 2015

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld went head to head, Grouper joined a band, Ian William Craig remade ambient music in his imagine, and Steve Hauschildt kept glistening. Also Kamasi Washington released the longest album in the world.


Mid-Year Review 2015

Mid-Year Review 2015

Team Norman | Wednesday 1st July 2015

Are we halfway through the 2010s now? Maybe. What is certain is that we loved Sleater-Kinney as much as we ever have, that Sufjan Stevens made us cry and that Dutch Uncles are from Greater Manchester. Plus what is that on the Blanck Mass album art?


Albums of the Year 2014

Albums of the Year 2014

Team Norman | Monday 1st December 2014

Bracken didn’t resist existing, Kate Tempest spoke truth to power, Neneh Cherry came back from a 18 year break, and of course there was a Brian Jonestown Massacre release. Also Aphex Twin sent us his invoice.


Mid-Year Review 2014

Mid-Year Review 2014

Team Norman | Tuesday 1st July 2014

As we’re halfway through 2014 we should revise what we’ve learned. We learnt that no ensemble is too big from Ex-Easter Island, how to make decent post-punk from Protomartyr and how to love with EIAFUAWN. Plus Perfect Pussy upset the right people.


Albums of the Year 2013

Albums of the Year 2013

Team Norman | Sunday 1st December 2013

Year of the Austerity Dog. These New Puritans started over, Blixa Bargeld turned crooner, Oneohtrix Point Never invented the future, and Parquet Courts introduced themselves. Also My Bloody Valentine actually finished something.


Mid-Year Review 2013

Mid-Year Review 2013

Team Norman | Monday 1st July 2013

2013’s been good so far eh? Let’s review. Nick Cave released an album! Grouper released an album! The Knife released an album! Boards of Canada released an album! Plus, most improbably, Zomby released an album!


Albums of the Year 2012

Albums of the Year 2012

Team Norman | Saturday 1st December 2012

Windy and Carl will always be our album of the year 2012. Death and Vanilla did that 60s psych pop thing, Grimes became queen of the blogs, and Mac DeMarco was precocious. Also Drive ruined soundtracks forever.


Latest features

Congratulations brave internet traveller. You clicked through six tabs of the best albums and the coolest independent record labels and figured you wanted something “other”. Enjoy.

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 20th November 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday 13th November 2020

New Music Friday 13th November 2020

Team Norman | Friday 13th November 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


New Music Friday: The Top Records This Week

New Music Friday: The Top Records This Week

Team Norman | Friday 6th November 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


10 Albums You May Have Missed in October 2020

10 Albums You May Have Missed in October 2020

Team Norman | Friday 30th October 2020

Featuring Open Mike Eagle, Skullcrusher, Emmy The Great, Oliver Coates and more...


Best Albums Of October 2020

Best Albums Of October 2020

Team Norman | Friday 30th October 2020

Featuring Rian Treanor, Working Men's Club, Adrienne Lenker and more...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 30th October 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


New Music Friday: the top releases out this week.

New Music Friday: the top releases out this week.

Team Norman | Friday 23rd October 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 16th October 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 9th October 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Vinyl Soundtracks (TV, Movies, Video Games)

New Vinyl Soundtracks (TV, Movies, Video Games)

Team Norman | Friday 2nd October 2020

Great new records from screens both big and small.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 2nd October 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


Best Albums Of September 2020

Best Albums Of September 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 1st October 2020

Featuring Run The Jewels, Kate NV, Marie Davidson, Nicolas Jaar and more...


10 Best Albums You May Have Missed September 2020

10 Best Albums You May Have Missed September 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 1st October 2020

Featuring Naked Roommate, Joanne Robertson, Hen Ogleed, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, and more...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 25th September 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 18th September 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 11th September 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more... ...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 4th September 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Vinyl Soundtracks (TV, Movies, Video Games)

New Vinyl Soundtracks (TV, Movies, Video Games)

Team Norman | Thursday 3rd September 2020

Great new records from screens both big and small.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 28th August 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


10 Best Albums You May Have Missed August 2020

10 Best Albums You May Have Missed August 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 27th August 2020

Our latest celebration of the records that appear to have slipped your attention this past month, you fools.


Best Albums of August 2020

Best Albums of August 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 27th August 2020

From rapidly-rising new artists to returning favourites, here are the biggest and best albums which came out in August.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Thursday 20th August 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday

New Music Friday

Team Norman | Thursday 13th August 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


Interview with Immigrant (Graeme McNab)

Interview with Immigrant (Graeme McNab)

Team Norman | Thursday 13th August 2020

We caught up with Immigrant (Graeme McNab) to bend his ear about the hand-crafted, gorgeous packaging he delivers all his music in.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Thursday 6th August 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 31st July 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


10 Best Albums You May Have Missed July 2020

10 Best Albums You May Have Missed July 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 30th July 2020

Our latest celebration of records that might have slipped under your radar in the past month.


Best Albums of July 2020

Best Albums of July 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 30th July 2020

Featuring Courtney Marie Andrews, Arca, Fiona Apple, Max Richter and more...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 24th July 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 10th July 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 3rd July 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


10 Best Albums You May Have Missed June 2020

10 Best Albums You May Have Missed June 2020

Team Norman | Friday 26th June 2020

Our latest celebration of records that might have slipped under your radar in the past month.


Best Albums of June 2020

Best Albums of June 2020

Team Norman | Friday 26th June 2020

Featuring Phoebe Bridgers, Neil Young, Hinds, Khruangbin and more...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Thursday 25th June 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 19th June 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 12th June 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Thursday 4th June 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


Best Albums of May 2020

Best Albums of May 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 4th June 2020

Featuring Einstürzende Neubauten, Mark Lanegan, ADULT., Perfume Genius and more...


10 Best Albums You May Have Missed May 2020

10 Best Albums You May Have Missed May 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 4th June 2020

Our latest celebration of records that might have slipped under your radar in the past month.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 29th May 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


Most Popular Lockdown Albums, Part Two

Most Popular Lockdown Albums, Part Two

Team Norman | Thursday 28th May 2020

We've still got a file on you...


Interview with Rian Treanor

Interview with Rian Treanor

Team Norman | Thursday 28th May 2020

Over the next few months we're conducting a series of interviews with those for whom packaging a record is a real labour of love. After kicking off the series by talking to esteemed visual artist/THESIS label boss Gregory Euclide we’ve followed up by interviewing rave innovator Rian Treanor.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 22nd May 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Friday 15th May 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Thursday 7th May 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


10 Best Albums You May Have Missed April 2020

10 Best Albums You May Have Missed April 2020

Team Norman | Friday 1st May 2020

Our latest celebration of records that might have slipped under your radar in the past month finds the Hodge beautifying the club, Arash Moori blowing up the workshop, Savage Mansion and Irma Vep delivering different takes on the Scottish indie-rock tradition and much more besides...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Thursday 30th April 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


Best Albums of April 2020

Best Albums of April 2020

Team Norman | Thursday 30th April 2020

Featuring Yves Tumor, Windy & Carl, Plone, Rina Sawayama and more...


Great Rare Japanese Album Reissues

Great Rare Japanese Album Reissues

Team Norman | Friday 24th April 2020

We train our gaze on some of the best Japanese records reissued in the past few years - including some ones you may have missed first time around.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week

Team Norman | Thursday 23rd April 2020

It's Friday, which means it's New Music Friday, which means it's time for us to pick out some of the biggest and best releases of the week. Grab our weekly YouTube and Spotify playlists to hear more......


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