- Record of the Week. The best Scot-psych.
- Tip: Use your own ears to listen to our Weekly Playlist.
- All the best Pre-orders for June and beyond.
Finally it’s hot. This otherwise awful week has seen a wasp in the office, Clint breaking out the shorts and the miraculous return of Laurie from weeks spent living with bears. Reasonably busy on the release front too so let’s take a look at what is here. Oh and remember it’s bank holiday on Monday - we won’t be here.
- Boris Johnson and Tim Burgess. Ever spotted in the same room? Or in the Charlatans?
- Psych-infused pop about heartbreak (awww) from Nev Cottee. Poor Nev.
- Bristol mavericks Crescent recorded their album outside. Can we work outside please?
- Scottish psych lords the Cosmic Dead expand minds.
- Lab Coast have spent ten years making brilliant lo-fi. Who knew? We do now.
- Big Music Alert! Mt Wolf.
- Dakota Suite and Quentin Sirjacq got together and got sad.
- Joey Agresta makes really nice lo-fi pop through his moustache.
- Heaters do a live rendition of their sludge psych.
- Soley sings winsomely like Kate Bush or Joanna Newsom….or a cat?
- Stretched out sad from Leeds answer to Scott Walker Napoleon IIIrd.
- Molly Nilsson is cool, catchy and nostalgic, it says here.
- Stadium sized rockers the Amazons.
- Geordies The Unthanks take on the whispery world of Molly Drake.
- Acoustic pop geek Darren Hayman.
- Faust doing Faust.
- Synth gazers the KVB issue new songs and remixes.
- Another post-death missive from J Dilla.
- “When we were younger combing our hair, many years ago”. the Beatles.
- Manchester maverick the Durutti Column gets an old album and re-tarts it.
- Scouser Micky Head and old pals Pale Fountains.
- Psychedelic rock poppers Neon Pearl.
- Ahead of their time electronic pop coagulators Modern Art.
- Why buy Soft Cell’s legendary debut in a charity shop when you can pay us £18.99?
- 1974 era kraut rockers Sand get re-issued again.
- Expens-a-re-issue from synth kraut innovators Silver Apples
- GBV’s best named Tobin Sprout get’s his brill ‘90s LPs re-vinyled.
- ESG’s ace ‘Step Off’ on pink vinyl.
Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Saturday is Drexciya night at Wacky Warehouse.
- Burial returneth with a 10” of ghostly monochrome ambient.
- Posthumous LP from the late genius Mika Vainio of Pan sonic.
- Heartbroken and drowning in our collective tears that the new Bola album on Skam isn’t called ‘Sugar Puffs’.
- Haunted pastoral electronica, humour and surrealism from ToiToiToi on Ghost Box.
- Restless field recordings from Kate Carr - a travelogue of the mind.
- Livity sound bossman Peverelist has a new album mashing up Detroit/Berlin techno and Bristol sound system culture.
- Watch/listen to old German men in spandex perform in your home. Kraftwerk in 3-D. Terrifying.
- Melancholy house/techno on Dekmantel from Levon Vincent / Joey Anderson / Legowelt / Central Worth nabbing for the Joey Anderson track alone.
- Iona Fortune’s first in an 8 album series exploring all the symbols of the I Ching. White vinyl on Optimo Music, for the Fourth World ambient heads.
- Helm’s bleak Brexit episode of ‘World In Action’.
- Nurse With Wound’s olde 1986 job ‘Spiral Insana’ expanded and reissued on Rotorelief.
- Alessandro Cortini & Masami Akita, Caterina Barbieri, Charlemagne Palestine & Grumbling Fur wallet crippling batch of goodness on Important.
- Kangding Ray + Mogwai's Barry Burns = SUMS.
- DJ Sinclair - wonder if he’s “on the spectrum”.
- Irresistible cheese Italo disco reissues on Dark Entries from Flying, Tony More, M&G and Joe Garrasco & M.M.
- Black Merlin’s ‘Hipnotik Tradisi’ repressed - now with the actual correct tracks!
- EP on Natural Sciences from Japanese producer å¤ç¥ç°Deepspace. Like a deephouse/ acid ride through neo-Tokyo.
- Double pack from Argentinian producer Alejandro Mosso on Hivern As caned by John Talabot. For fans of Four Tet, Daphni etc.
- Limited hand-stamped, hand-numbered edition of 300 copies 10" from Smagghe & Cross on Offen Music.
- Tapes Vs Superstar & Star 7” on Porridge Bullet - Jahtari man hooks up with homemade lo-fi disco king.
- +++ Deadboy album on Local Action, Kolsch ‘Speicher 97’ on Kompakt, Empfänger 12” on Born Free...
Derek Smalls. Bumper edition.
- Yawn friendly Adele-like balladeers London Grammar.
- Inventive songwriters Sam Goodwill and Viking Moses share wax.
Phil is on holiday next week so please feel free to join our week of partying after the bank holiday.
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Best records this week
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8/10 from Clinton