Weekly Update Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Stuart Staples, Low

Top news

  • Album of the Week. Not a second’s hesitation about this one.
  • Two new titles on Polytechnic Youth to pre-order.
  • It’s Dad Day on Sunday. Why not get him a record...or a gift voucher!
  • STOP PRESS AGAIN! We have more copies of the ‘loser’ edition of the Low album up for pre-order.

The day has arrived. Finally, after years of political wrangling, secrecy, underhand deals, interminable waiting, anguish and now sheer anticipation...we have a brand new office phone. And also the World Cup starts. Come on you {insert team here}.

But remember that football and music are not mutually exclusive. You can still buy records during the tournament. You can still buy records when it’s sunny. And you can still buy records when you're feeling skint, because they make such a good investment. Records such as these below.


Marcus Rashford.

  • Johnny Marr. Always welcome on our shelves but don’t bring your mate.
  • Girls Names have made a record bleak enough to soundtrack England’s group stage knock out.
  • Stuart Staples of Tindersticks may look like DC Tosh Lines but you should hear his new record.
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber makes her breathy psych pop but adds in utter lunacy.
  • Just like John Parish in the spring.
  • Heroin in Tahiti give us pretty much everything they did in the studio.
  • Jason Williamson of the Sleaford Mods has written a book of short stories.
  • Arthur Buck. Double sunglassed duo contrive to make a so-so 90s Beck album.
  • Now they are quite popular Protomartyr have made a new friend.
  • Tangents are either late for the post rock party or early for the revival.
  • Witch Mountain. That Mountain.
  • Lay Llamas prove that psych rock is never ever ever going to go away.
  • Mourn do that band-photo-as-old-school-family-photo thing.
  • Rural sound practitioner El Heath does the rural pop from rural Wales.
  • Yuno writes sunny day perky pop to get him his dream move to New York.
  • We need to talk about Kevin Krauter.
  • Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, Zombie Zombie’s Etienne Jaumet and Celine Wadier re-define La Monte Young as Infinite Music
  • Mucky and charming lo-fi from Connections.
  • Marvellous teak-stained Go-Betweens pop from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
  • Her Name is Calla are as windswept as today’s...um... wind.
  • Dos Santos do frenetic and well-calibrated post-rock.


Marcus Mumford.

Ant’s Electronic Round-up:

Just missing Peverelist in order to complete his Panini Techno Sticker Album.

  • Lean and mean, mind-bending modular dancefloor weapons from Blawan.
  • Fellow Drexciya fiends rejoice as a Transllusion EP of unreleased trax from an unearthed DAT is out via Clone Aqualung Series.
  • Marbled wax EP of gargantuan, growling technoid bone rattlers from JK Flesh.
  • Ambitious project from Leon Vynehall on Ninja Tune incorporating literature, music, film, and photography.
  • James Ferraro imagines a dystopian world where society is enslaved by digital networks. Sound familiar?
  • Limited mini-album of crisp electro drums and glistening synths from DMX Krew.
  • D.H.S ‘Mind Control reissie EP. Sought after Ben Stokes productions from 2001, originally issued on his and Jack Dangers' Tino Corp label.
  • Audio memoirs from ultra-prolific Hieroglyphic Being.
  • Lowfish dusts off his 808 for an EP on Suction.
  • Clear vinyl split EP of absorbing ambient/drone from Chihei Hatakeyama / Vida Vojić.
  • Ambienti Coassiali reissue of ethereal, minimalist ambient from 1988, created using only a Yamaha DX7 and two track Revox A77 tape machine.
  • Equiknoxx 7" of modern dancehall to nice up the area.
  • Godzilla electro stompers from Deadly Avenger on fancy coloured wax.
  • ’s ‘Dark Side of the Moog’ series vinylized.
  • Tasty X-Altera album on Ghostly aka Tadd Mullinix in D&B mode.
  • Neil Campbell smudges and blurs the essence of some formative goth influences into his ‘Unholy Dump’ (resist fine local curry house jape) CDr on Sonic Oyster.
  • New age/ambient/kosmische action from Brendon Anderegg of Mountains.
  • Repress of Convextion’s pristine interstellar Detroit Sci-Fi electro album ‘2845’.


These are mere specks.

Other stuff:


On telly soon, Russia vs Saudi Arabia. Unmissable. See you next week.

Words: Clint and Ant.
Work: Kim, Jamie, Benn, Robin, Daoud, Phil, Nathon and a beautiful scent.

Customer Compliment of the Week:
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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...


Branches of Sun

9/10 from Jamie

Ah, Aukai -- I liked his debut, self-titled LP which was I can clearly recall reviewing just under two years ago. Beautiful acoustic ambience which evoked late-afternoon strol...read on »

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Hope Downs

9/10 from Clinton

That moment when we say "if you only buy one guitar pop album all year ...." .  Every summer needs a guitar based album we all can enjoy and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fe...read on »

Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain

9/10 from Robin

Herein I will give props to Witch Mountain, a band I expected myself to not at all like. My doom preference is the stuff with the indecipherable skramz vocals, where the clean...read on »

Alanis Obomsawin

Bush Lady

9/10 from Robin

Constellation’s latest record is an essential find and arguably a massive political artefact. Alanis Obomsawin was a filmmaker and artist who devoted much of her life to...read on »


Wet Will Always Dry

9/10 from Ant

Blawan’s productions have always stood out in the ultra-saturated world of generic banging techno tracks. Since he launched his Ternsec label and started fully embracing...read on »

Mika Vainio

Lydspor One & Two (Blue TB7 Series)

9/10 from Ant

Never thought I’d be writing about another posthumous Mika Vainio record after the world sadly lost him in 2017. I so wasn’t expecting more material after ‘R...read on »


New Bodies

8/10 from Robin

Lovely Tangents started their band a little too late: if post-rock was still having the renaissance it enjoyed back in the day, we’d all be fans of their Aussie meanderi...read on »


Sorpresa Familia

8/10 from Robin

Okay this is fun. “Barcelona City Tour” is how I would like all the quasy-gnarly noise rock boy bands of the past to actually sound: angular but driving with gang ...read on »

Dos Santos


8/10 from Robin

Blending the Colombian dance sound of Cumbia with a frenetic and well-calibrated post-rock, Dos Santos will offer shades of recognition before departing for an entirely differ...read on »

Steven Legget


8/10 from Robin

Come get it ‘cos it’s sold out at the source. Considering they’re straight-up mavericks with a penchant to deliver upside-down dance music, Stephen Leggett&r...read on »

Stuart A. Staples


8/10 from Clinton

Though Tindersticks' Stuart Staples second full length album under his own name has references to his parent band, this is a bold move away into to new territories. It consist...read on »

Nadine Byrne

Dreaming Remembering

8/10 from Ant

‘Dreaming Remembering’ is an album of freeform, explorative electronics and the soundtrack to a short film of the same name (peep the video) from Ectoplasm Girl Na...read on »

Featured albums

James Ferraro
JK Flesh
E.L. Heath
Neil Campbell
Deadly Avenger
John Parish
Brendon Anderegg
Arthur Buck
Chihei Hatakeyama / Vida Vojić
Dos Santos
The Nineteenth Whole
Jason Williamson
Her Name Is Calla
Infinite Music
Jon Langford / Martin Bramah
The Nightingales with Vic Godard
Alanis Obomsawin
Lay Llamas
Kevin Krauter
Heroin In Tahiti
The Rolling Stones
Melody's Echo Chamber
Stuart A. Staples
Girls Names
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Witch Mountain
Johnny Marr
Hieroglyphic Being
DMX Krew
Leon Vynehall
Ambienti Coassiali
Karen Dalton
Digable Planets
Vibracathedral Orchestra