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New Music Friday: The Top Records This Week

New Music Friday: The Top Records This Week (Feature)

Fred MG | 4th December 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......


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 3rd December 2020

Seatbelts, Label Watch (Planet Mu), Claud (Dinked), Arctic Monkeys.


Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)

Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack) (Review)

Tommy WM | 2nd December 2020

First thing here, I haven’t seen ‘Cowboy Bebop’, but I’m sure my anime obsessed friend Sarah will make me watch it with her at some point. What I can tell you is that it’s an incredible score which works exceptionally well as a standalone album. It’s a diverse aff...


Love Record Stores: Independent Albums of the Year 2020

Love Record Stores: Independent Albums of the Year 2020

Team Norman | 2nd December 2020

Available from 6pm on Saturday 6th December. These are all limited editions so the usual rules apply: first come, first served and only one per customer. Set your alarm!


Ten Albums You May Have Missed In November 2020

Ten Albums You May Have Missed In November 2020 (Feature)

Fred MG | 2nd December 2020

Featuring Tunng, Ana Roxanne, Kutmah and more.


Best Albums Of November 2020

Best Albums Of November 2020 (Feature)

Fred MG | 2nd December 2020

Featuring Nick Cave, Little Simz, Cabaret Voltaire and more ...


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 1st December 2020

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Norman Exclusives, Arctic Monkeys.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 1st December 2020

We're already eyeing up what 2021 has in-store for us. Here's a bunch of staff-selected records which are set to land through our doors soonish.


Norman Records' Exclusive Vinyl 2020

Norman Records' Exclusive Vinyl 2020

Team Norman | 30th November 2020

We've selected a few of our favourite records of the year to get pressed up on some gorgeous looking wax for you all. We've landed exclusives of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs' best work to date, a reissue of a classic from Rowland S. Howard, Sonic Boom's first in decades, and the inspired Yorks...


New Music Friday: the top releases out this week.

New Music Friday: the top releases out this week. (Feature)

Team Norman | 27th 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......


Black Friday Sale: 50% Off

Black Friday Sale: 50% Off

Team Norman | 27th November 2020

It's been a bruising year. Too bruising to even contemplate our usual massive Black Friday sale - sorry! Instead, we've hand-picked 200 records and knocked the price down by a whopping 50%. It's all good stuff from this year. Take a look.


Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (Review)

Daoud | 26th November 2020

Wowee are we late to this one. Even the Grammys managed to give ‘Punisher’ a thumbs up before we did, but yes, Phoebe Bridgers has only gone and done it again. Two! Big! Thumbs! Up! ‘Stranger In The Alps’, Bridgers’ 2017 album, is a strange comfort. The album is mournf...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 26th November 2020

Arab Strap, Daniel Avery, Coil, Studio Ghibli Soundtracks.


Mirry - Mirry

Mirry - Mirry (Review)

Tommy WM | 25th November 2020

It’s always incredible going into an album without knowing a thing about it, listening to it, and absolutely loving it. We put on an advance stream of ‘Mirry’ on the shop stereo and it engaged at least four of our staff members immediately, with chimes of ‘this is fantastic, ...


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 24th November 2020

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


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 24th November 2020

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


Little Simz - Drop 6

Little Simz - Drop 6 (Review)

Tommy WM | 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...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week (Feature)

Fred MG | 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......


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 19th November 2020

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


Label Watch: Planet Mu

Label Watch: Planet Mu (Feature)

Fred MG | 19th November 2020

We take a look at some of the best music released by Mike Paradinas' beloved electronic music imprint.


Mastodon - Medium Rarities

Mastodon - Medium Rarities (Review)

Tommy WM | 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...


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 17th November 2020

Nick Cave, Cabaret Voltaire, The War On Drugs, Autechre.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 17th November 2020

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


New Music Friday 13th November 2020

New Music Friday 13th November 2020 (Feature)

Fred MG | 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... ...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 12th November 2020

Quakers, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Four Tet.


Nails - Unsilent Death

Nails - Unsilent Death (Review)

Tommy WM | 11th November 2020

Here it is, a tenth anniversary edition of a record which rocked both the worlds of hardcore punk and extreme metal. ‘Unsilent Death’ is so good that it often requires a repeat listen immediately after the final notes to ‘Depths’ have played. Intense would be an understatemen...


Label Watch: Hyperdub

Label Watch: Hyperdub (Feature)

Fred MG | 11th November 2020

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


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 10th November 2020

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


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 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!


Acid Roulette - Depopulation

Acid Roulette - Depopulation (Review)

Tommy WM | 9th November 2020

Texas four-piece Acid Roulette only formed in 2019 and are already cranking out mammoth heavy psych tunes. ‘Depopulation’ brings together a number of styles and influences, displaying the experimental and heavy slant of Butthole Surfers and the Melvins alongside space rock and more melod...


New Music Friday: The Top Records This Week

New Music Friday: The Top Records This Week (Feature)

Fred MG | 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......


Various - Votive Offerings

Various - Votive Offerings (Review)

Daoud | 5th November 2020

I know Halloween has just passed but if you’re still in the mood for some spooky music you’d do worse than with 'Votive Offerings', a wonderful little compilation from Glasgow’s At War With False Noise. The label wanted to showcase music they cared about in a way that cohered, and ...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 5th November 2020

Pole, Label Watch (Matador), Tuung, Hey Colossus.


Label Watch: Matador

Label Watch: Matador (Feature)

Fred MG | 5th November 2020

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


Vinyl From 99p

Vinyl From 99p

Team Norman | 4th November 2020

We've reduced loads of old stock to just 99p! Grab 'em now whilst you still can.


Drew McDowall - Agalma

Drew McDowall - Agalma (Review)

Daoud | 4th November 2020

I’m sorry Drew McDowall, but I probably wouldn’t be listening to this right now if not for your impeccable taste in collaborators. Caterina Barbeieri, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kalie Malone and MSYLMA sound less like featured guests on an album and more like my dream experimental music fe...


Pole - Fading

Pole - Fading (Review)

Tommy WM | 4th November 2020

The fractured sounds and warped dub-tronics of ‘Fading’ evoke many a half-remembered night out at dancehall, techno, and dubstep nights of Leeds and beyond, conjuring those blurry warm Red Stripe recollections of floor rattling bass and live mix tinkering, events which attempt to be remi...


Record Store Day: Drop 3

Record Store Day: Drop 3

Team Norman | 4th November 2020

Here are the bits and bobs we've been able grab for you from the third and final RSD drop of 2020. There's a bit of psych, a bit of classic alt. rock, a tasty-looking Blaxploitation version of a hip hop classic, and Yann Tiersen's limited, mushroom sleeve sportin' single. As per, it's first come, fi...


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 3rd November 2020

Pole, Label Watch (Warp Records), Insides, Pylon.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 3rd November 2020

A staff-selected load of recently announced albums, ready to pre-order with us now.


The Flaming Lips - Transmissions From The Satellite Heart

The Flaming Lips - Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (Review)

Tommy WM | 2nd November 2020

It took six albums and a decade together as a band for The Flaming Lips to truly leave a mark on the mainstream. Their breakthrough came in the form of 'Transmissions From The Satellite Heart' and its lead single ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’, a warped pop anthem which still has the power ...


10 Albums You May Have Missed in October 2020

10 Albums You May Have Missed in October 2020 (Feature)

Fred MG | 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 (Feature)

Fred MG | 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 (Feature)

Fred MG | 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... ...


Ploy - Unlit Signals

Ploy - Unlit Signals (Review)

Daoud | 29th October 2020

The moment that sold me on Ploy was the bit in ‘Ramos’ where he throws in a very real sounding drum roll. It’s utterly disorienting, and silly in a way that I love. A drum roll tends to signal something big, and when that particular drum roll ends it’s followed by a huge sync...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 29th October 2020

Mogwai, Black Country New Road, Arctic Monkeys, Trees Speak.


Label Watch: Warp

Label Watch: Warp (Feature)

Fred MG | 29th October 2020

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


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 27th October 2020

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


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 27th October 2020

Here's a staff-selected couple of handfuls of records which will be landing through our doors soon.


Black To Comm - Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens

Black To Comm - Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens (Review)

Daoud | 26th October 2020

Probably one of the most useless things you could say about a piece of music is that it sounds like Matmos. What the hell does Matmos sound like? A washing machine? Some plastic waste? The television operas of Robot Ashley? And yet, I am going to say this about Black To Comm on his latest album &lsq...


Kahil El'Zabar - Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful

Kahil El'Zabar - Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful (Review)

Daoud | 26th October 2020

‘Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful’ takes a glutinous approach to jazz. Often the genre years to be slick and streamlined, it’s a genre that venerates space and freedom. But this record is sticky, the band moves as one.  ‘Freedom March’ may be the most clear ...


Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You

Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You (Review)

Daoud | 26th October 2020

These last few years have been a good moment to become a Bruce Springsteen obsessive, the man has been on an absolute tear. Since 2018 the hardest working man in rock has done a Broadway Residency with an accompanying album and film, an album with an accompanying film which also had an accompanying ...


clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned

clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned (Review)

Tommy WM | 26th October 2020

clipping. return with a direct sequel to last year’s ‘There An Existed An Addiction To Blood’, a concept album influenced by horror films and the Southern rap spawned subgenre horrorcore. ‘Visions of Bodies Being Burned’ is an equally blood-soaked album with more thrill...


Various - Age In Decline

Various - Age In Decline (Review)

Fred MG | 23rd October 2020

By and large, I’ve got used to my organised, well-behaved pandemic life. I go to bed earlier; I exercise more regularly; I don't get sloshed at the pub any more. I’m getting used to life without raving too - at least, I try not to think about it too much as I settle down to my nights of ...


Adrianne Lenker - songs and instrumentals

Adrianne Lenker - songs and instrumentals (Review)

Fred MG | 23rd October 2020

Adrianne Lenker’s ‘songs and instrumentals’ was taped in April, but this may be the most autumnal record (records? It’s unclear whether we’re meant to view this thing as a double-album or two separate LPs) that I’ve heard in 2020. Both the eleven acoustic guitar c...


New Music Friday: the top releases out this week.

New Music Friday: the top releases out this week. (Feature)

Fred MG | 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......


J.R. Bohannon / Ben Greenberg / Ryley Walker - For Michael Ripps

J.R. Bohannon / Ben Greenberg / Ryley Walker - For Michael Ripps (Review)

Daoud | 22nd October 2020

I’m not sure if it was intentional, but that artwork for ‘For Michael Ripps’, a collaboration between three guitarists (Bohannon, Greenberg and Walker) who operate in very different spaces, feels like a homage to Manuel Göttsching’s magisterial ‘E2-E4’. Even ...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 22nd October 2020

Besnard Lakes (Dinked), King Gizzard, clipping., Fuzz.


Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison

Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison (Review)

Daoud | 21st October 2020

Matty baby, are you okay? Not to be rude but ‘My Eyes Are Like T-Shirts’ is a bit… uh… And that artwork, I know we all have ankles but… Hmm, okay. Let’s try this again. I really like The National. I’ve been a fan of there’s since around 2010 and le...


Oliver Coates - skins n slime

Oliver Coates - skins n slime (Review)

Daoud | 21st October 2020

My dream is to be the Oliver Coates of the trombone world. It’s not going to happen, I know that, but his work in squeezing his instrument into the experimental music space has been a great inspiration to me as a fellow non-guitarist. Coates uses electronics to transform his cello into a hot s...


Label Watch: Rough Trade

Label Watch: Rough Trade (Feature)

Fred MG | 21st October 2020

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


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 20th October 2020

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


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 20th October 2020

One of our resident musos trawls through our recent pre-orders once again to bring you the best of 'em.


Anz - Loos In Twos (NRG)

Anz - Loos In Twos (NRG) (Review)

Fred MG | 16th October 2020

Since emerging in the early days post-dubstep Hessle Audio has been a label which has often privileged more drum-driven styles, releasing records called things like ‘Claptrap’ (Joe) and ‘In Drum Play’ (label boss Pangaea). As such, the logic behind signing Anz, a producer who...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week (Feature)

Team Norman | 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... ...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 15th October 2020

Viagra Boys, Autechre, Matt Berninger, Kevin Morby.


Kiko Dinucci - Rastilho

Kiko Dinucci - Rastilho (Review)

Daoud | 14th October 2020

Kiko Dinucci has had the great privilege of working with Elza Soares, perhaps Brazilian music’s all time legend. On the magnificent ‘The Woman At The End Of The World’ he provided the incendiary guitar playing that helped shape that record into something that felt completely out of...


Shy Boys - Talk Loud

Shy Boys - Talk Loud (Review)

Daoud | 14th October 2020

I don’t know about you but something about the name Shy Boys brings out the bully in me. And that bully wants to push these Shy Boys into puddles and give them wedgies. The music on ‘Talk Loud’ does little to dispel these urges but there’s no denying, it’s very nice. S...


Eartheater - Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin

Eartheater - Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin (Review)

Fred MG | 14th October 2020

‘Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin’ is Eartheater’s ballad record. Sort of. This is probably the closest that the artist known to her pals as Alexandra Drewchin will ever get to a traditional singer-songwriter record. Many of the songs here are built around acoustic guitar, ther...


Touché Amoré - Lament

Touché Amoré - Lament (Review)

Tommy WM | 14th October 2020

For ‘Lament’, the sixth album from Californian screamo outfit Touche Amore, they hired a famously demanding producer to step outside their comfort zones. A producer’s job varies in contribution and participation dependent on who they’re working with, and well, who the produce...


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 13th October 2020

Autechre, Jane Weaver, Matt Berninger, Concretism.


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 13th October 2020

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


Black Friday

Black Friday

Team Norman | 12th October 2020

Because Black Friday wouldn't be Black Friday without limited-edition Black Friday vinyl! One per customer. First come, first served.


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week (Feature)

Team Norman | 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......


Sylvan Esso - Free Love

Sylvan Esso - Free Love (Review)

Fred MG | 9th October 2020

Sylvan Esso have made hay by bringing quirk and charm to the well-worn sounds of synth-pop. The duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn - a married couple outside the music - are at their most distinctive when they shimmy in the spaces between their influences, working the channels of both contemporary...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 8th October 2020

Bicep, Machinedrum, Andy Bell, METZ, Mary Lattimore.


Record Store Day: Drop 2

Record Store Day: Drop 2

Team Norman | 7th October 2020

Here are all the RSD2020 releases we've been able to get hold of. You know the score by now: one copy per customer, first come first served, orders cancelled if you break the rules. Enjoy.


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 6th October 2020

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


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 6th October 2020

A staff-selected few handfuls of records which are set to land with us soon.


Sad13 - Haunted Painting

Sad13 - Haunted Painting (Review)

Daoud | 5th October 2020

It’s interesting to me that Sad13, the solo project from Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis, is thought of as “pop-oriented” (at least if you ask her label). There’s no denying that Dupuis can write a catchy melody but to my ear, ‘Haunted Painting’ is much more ecc...


Future Islands - As Long As You Are

Future Islands - As Long As You Are (Review)

Daoud | 5th October 2020

Despite their name, Future Islands have always been a band who mine the past. Their music has always evoked a pained sense of nostalgia, a yearning for what was. It’s synth-pop, a genre that will never not recall the blasted 80s. Is it ironic then, that for the bulk of their career I have been...


Sumac - May You Be Held

Sumac - May You Be Held (Review)

Tommy WM | 2nd October 2020

ISIS, Russian Circles, Baptists – three names to get the mouths of a certain type of extreme metal fan watering. Though they don’t necessarily share a sound or subgenre, it’s likely to see them in the same festival line-up or sharing a bill. A convenient umbrella term would be post...


New Vinyl Soundtracks (TV, Movies, Video Games)

New Vinyl Soundtracks (TV, Movies, Video Games) (Feature)

Team Norman | 2nd October 2020

Great new records from screens both big and small.


Rian Treanor - File Under UK Metaplasm

Rian Treanor - File Under UK Metaplasm (Review)

Fred MG | 2nd October 2020

A lot of art comes stacked with theory. Simultaneously a lot of it would rather not think about all that stuff and just let rip. Of course, you can’t ever really have just one or the other. But the very best stuff - Rian Treanor’s second studio LP ‘File Under UK Metaplasm’, f...


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week (Feature)

Team Norman | 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... ...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 1st October 2020

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


Best Albums Of September 2020

Best Albums Of September 2020 (Feature)

Team Norman | 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 (Feature)

Team Norman | 1st October 2020

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


Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition (Review)

Tommy WM | 30th September 2020

Elliott Smith is often alleged as Generation X’s answer to Nick Drake. Both musically and personally, there’s a huge amount of overlap between the two. Both were plagued by drug addiction and severe depression which contributed to early deaths touted as suicide but never reached a clear ...


I Like Trains - Kompromat

I Like Trains - Kompromat (Review)

Daoud | 29th September 2020

Have I ever told you about the time I saw the Ex in Geleen? Geleen is a town in the south of the Netherlands, pretty comfortably nestled between Belgium and Germany. It is host to Geleen Calling a little concert series that's really into synth-y gothic post-punk. They also like the Ex (everyone shou...


Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo (Review)

Daoud | 29th September 2020

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have been so successful in their recent collaborations that ‘Alfredo’, Gibbs’ album with the Alchemist feels wrong somehow. Like I’m encouraging adultery. Which is ridiculous, but that’s what ‘Alfredo’ was fighting against when I fir...


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 29th September 2020

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


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 29th September 2020

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


New Music Friday: the top releases this week

New Music Friday: the top releases this week (Feature)

Team Norman | 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......


Bad Boy Chiller Crew - Full Wack No Brakes

Bad Boy Chiller Crew - Full Wack No Brakes (Review)

Fred MG | 24th September 2020

Both British rap and the British clubsphere are at a fascinating point at the time of writing. For one thing, Britain actually has a rap scene that the world is taking notice of now - drill, road rap, Afrobeats and the resurgence of grime have all come up out the mud in the past decade; for another,...


Weekly Update

Weekly Update (Update)

Team Norman | 24th September 2020

Oneohtrix Point Never, Kurt Vile, Fleet Foxes, Kate NV.


Shakey - Shakey

Shakey - Shakey (Review)

Fred MG | 24th September 2020

The union of Silvia Kastel and Lizzie Davis (Wilted Woman) makes for an intriguing proposition. These are two of the more idiosyncratic artists currently moving among the electronics communities of London and Berlin, both just as likely to plunge into confrontational noise or freeform avant-gardism ...


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic Of Transformation

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic Of Transformation (Review)

Fred MG | 23rd September 2020

As the final notes of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s ‘The Mosaic Of Transformation’ wound down, a storm, which had been threatening to break all week, finally came. Fat drops of rain hit the ground outside my window, falling relatively in time with Smith’s burbling Buchla synths. Th...


Tuesday Update

Tuesday Update (Update)

Team Norman | 22nd September 2020

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


This week's hand-picked preorders

This week's hand-picked preorders

Team Norman | 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.


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