Weekly Update Sleaford Mods, Julia Jacklin, King Midas Sound, Bilge Pump, Teeth Of The Sea

Plus David Sylvian, bvdub, Stereolab, Bayonne, James Yorkston, Half Japanese, Modeselektor and loads more things... 


This week has seen piles and piles and piles and piles of Sleaford Mods records ready to be thrust out to you, the disenchanted people of the UK and elsewhere. We also got word on these Stereolab issues which seem to have made a lot of people very excited indeed. Otherwise, it’s business as usual as we rate and review the best bits of the week then, despite that, try to sell them to you. Below is all you need.

New vinyl and CDs and tapes (maybe)

Actual new unheard musics.

  • James Yorkston….It's lovely and heartwarming and seasidey.
  • Bayonne presents Drastic Measures with Trevor Eve. Thursday. 9 O’Clock. On BBC1.
  • Julia Jacklin like all of us is better when melancholic and sad.
  • Cinematic rackateers Teeth of the Sea.
  • Sleaford Mods instigate the worst band beef since The Siddeleys dissed The Haywains’ button badge.
  • Bvdub. Pads larger than those on the paws of a big fluffy dog.
  • Desperate Journalist manage to make even the most convoluted album concept sound limp.
  • Drenge make what they describe as “a psychological horror movie on wax.”
  • Better Oblivion Community Center is where Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers sang some songs together. Quaint.
  • Crossover success awaits for the once Sufjan’d Lily & Madeleine.
  • MxmJoy were great as Maximum Joy. Let’s hope those missing vowels weren’t the driving force.
  • Maximo Park. You can be sure of this...the hat will always be or night.
  • Outsider veterans Half Japanese now very much inside.
  • LA veterans The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade re-do each others old tunes not quite as good as first time round.
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Les Claypool Lennon.
  • Leeds rackateers Bilge Pump celebrate their 57895th birthday with some prog/pop.
  • Once a Twerp Martin Frawley sings away his demons.
  • Chasms dub out some shoegaze sounds and one of them is called Jess Labrador.
  • Benny Sings has that whole Adrian Gurvitz schtick going on.
  • Spellling can’t even spelll the word.
  • Sheesh...more Immigrants. Don't tell Nige.
  • Bonobo does the old Fabric thing. Gets his sheets baby soft.
  • Slowdiver Simon Scott disc on touch - field recordings from cities, modular synth treatments, strings and laptop electronics.


Don’t worry, Record Store Day will be along in a minute.

Ant’s Electronic Round-Up

They say you can hear his headphone bleed as far away as Ben Rhydding cricket club.

  • Breathtaking album from King Midas Sound - a candid, stark and deeply affecting portrayal of love and loss, isolation and emptiness. Huge recommendation!
  • Gorgeous, decaying avant-ambient works from Swedish sound artist Mattias Gustafsson AKA Altar Of Flies.
  • Swampy dancehall doom 7” from Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement on Low Jack’s Les Disques De La Bretagne wing of Editions Gravats. 400 copies on green wax.
  • Slamming 12" EP of venomous, aggressive and driving techno tackle from Dez Williams on Riot Radio incl. Binny and Shredder remixes.
  • Modeselektor swerve techno conventions on their latest album.
  • Prolific master of sad, billowing ambient - bvdub album of tear-jerkers on n5MD.
  • Eternal disco classic from dirty talkin’ Klein & MBO…'MBO Theme' is reissued via Rush Hour with ace, rare cover version by South African band Warrior on the flip.
  • Stroom issue a collection of early minimal wave/synth-pop from Venetian group Ruins.
  • Planetary Assault Systems - The Light Years Reworks re-pressed on clear vinyl incl. Marcel Fengler, Psyk, Lucy, Slam, Steve Bicknell, Octave One, Function, James Ruskin, Kamikaze Space Programme and Slater himself.
  • Telephone Explosion reissue debut 1987 LP from Texas producer of off kilter ambient, Charles Ditto.
  • Fourth World ambient flavoured Regno Maggiore limited edition EP on Gang of Ducks with silk-screened artwork.
  • 12k goodness from Stephen Vitiello & Taylor Deupree and Corey Fuller.
  • Claudia Anderson techno ammo on Tresor.
  • Jeff Mills kicks off his Director’s Cut series. All tunes are 100% actually by him!
  • Suffocating blackened drone works from Saele.
  • Designer techno/post-rave music from Copenhagen dwelling producers Code Walk - released on Peder Mannerfelt's label.
  • Tape of Dunning & Underwood shenanigans using the The Mammoth Beat Organ.
  • Shanti Celeste & Hodge hookup for a 12” of techno/house/breakbeat party fuel.
  • Discounted bundle on the Noyzelab 5x 3CD-R sets on Psøma Psi Phi. Highly potent meditation drone utilities.
  • Coupla old Floating Points 12”s on Eglo re-pressed.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...


Earth / Water / Fire / Metal / Wood Cell Meditations

9/10 from Ant

Review for Metal Cell Meditations: Released on Brian Grainger's (Milieu, Coppice Halifax) Psøma Psi Phi imprint, ‘Metal Cell Meditations' is one installment in on »

Mattias Gustafsson


9/10 from Ant

Swedish sound artist Mattias Gustafsson, I think, has been most active under his Altar Of Flies alias producing some superb noisier works utilizing tapes and electronics. 'Fr& on »

King Midas Sound


9/10 from Ant

Feels like I’ve been waiting forever for an album to come along and just tear my heart clean out through splintered bones and show it to me as it takes its final beat. on »

James Yorkston

The Route To The Harmonium

8/10 from Clinton

I'll let you into a secret  - I'm looking forward to going to Scotland in a few weeks time. The light, the breeze , getting away from miserable old England. James on »


Drastic Measures

8/10 from Clinton

Bayonne's previous album Primitives was one of my favourite things of whatever 2016 was. A kind of lushly arranged song suite that encompassed buts of Animal Collective, on »

51717 (Shadowlust)

Paranoia Star

8/10 from Ant

Lili Schulder has been releasing music under her 51717 handle since 2006 - fellow geeks will know her ‘0VUL’ release on Opal Tapes along with cassettes on Gel and on »

Dez Williams


8/10 from Ant

Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales techno Lord Dez Williams lands on Scotland’s mighty RIOT Radio Records, joining the labels neat roster of dancefloor disruptors on »

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement

Venus Flytrap Exotica

8/10 from Ant

Dominick Fernow (Prurient, Vatican Shadow etc.) returns the favour to Low Jack for his assistance on the 'Red Ants Genesis' record with a seven-inch on his Les Disques De La on »

Featured albums

Regno Maggiore
Simon Scott
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
Code Walk
King Midas Sound
Dez Williams
Jeff Mills
Mattias Gustafsson
Maximo Park
Claudia Anderson
Benny Sings
Various (The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade)
Shanti Celeste & Hodge
Stephen Vitiello & Taylor Deupree
Better Oblivion Community Center (Phoebe Bridgers & Conor Oberst)
Corey Fuller
Charles Ditto
Half Japanese
Dunning & Underwood
Martin Frawley
Bilge Pump
Teeth Of The Sea
Lily & Madeleine
Sleaford Mods
James Yorkston
Klein & MBO / Warrior
Julia Jacklin
Desperate Journalist
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Planetary Assault Systems
Gigi Masin
The Brian Jonestown Massacre