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Weekly Update Dinked (Fenella/Jane Weaver), Tropical F. Storm, Horsebeach.

Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon (Competition), Working Men’s Club, The Teardrop Explodes, Joanna Brouk, Redd Kross.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Aussie blues punks Tropical F. Storm return with another chaotic album inspired by Beefheart and early Nick Cave.
  • New Dinked! Jane Weaver gets inspired by trippy cult films with her latest group Fenella. Pressed onto a gorgeous looking limited-edition vinyl, these will go quick!
  • Home Normal Promo. Tonnes of CDs priced at £1.99 from the Japanese ambient label.
  • Kim Gordon Competition. We forgot to mention that pre-orders for the new solo LP from the Sonic Youth founding member will give you a chance to win a limited-edition single!
  • We’ve crafted a Sonic Youth playlist to celebrate Kim’s album announcement too.
  • Weekly Playlist. Fresh YouTube playlist of big tunes; both new and old.

New vinyl and CDs and tapes

  • Working Men's Club. Fresh dancefloor ready single from the Todmorden post-punks.
  • r beny. Melancholic drone, tape music and ambient from the Californian musician.
  • Joyero. That’s not a dog, it’s a spider…
  • Four Tet. Fresh limited single from the wide-ranging electronic musician; strictly one per customer!
  • DJ Seinfeld. Daft name, great house/rave/breakbeat EP.
  • Alexander Tucker cosmic psych and maximalist electronics from the Grumbling Fur fella. 
  • Vuelveteloca. The Chilean psychedeliaists get the remix treatment.
  • DZ Deathrays. Dancefloor ready noise punk.
  • Tyler, The Creator. CD version of the trendy rapper's latest album ‘Igor’.
  • Charlie Parr. New self-titled album from the singer-songwriter.
  • Proto Idiot. Fun garagey post-punk from the Mancunian group.
  • Black Doldrums. Big heavy psych rackets.
  • HIDE. Industrial hellscapes from the darkwave innovators.
  • Sault. Debut album from the enigmatic neo-soul/funk/psych group.
  • Sheer Mag. Raw garage rock and power pop that's political AND fun.
  • Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. Score to Blade Runner; for humans and replicants alike.
  • Horsebeach gets a similar impression of Japan to that of Bill Murray in ‘Lost In Translation’.
  • Shannon Lay. Diverse set of folk songs recorded by Mr. Segall.
  • Redd Kross. Glam, power pop, garage rock and alt. rock unite once again on the cult band’s latest.
  • Ceremony. These guys once released a T-shirt which read ‘I Miss The Old Ceremony’, nice one.
  • Ann Arbor Blues Festival. All the blues legends in one festival.
  • David Arnold’s score to the BBC show ‘Good Omens’ has landed.
  • Ghost Orchard. Fresh LP from the young songwriter.

Re-issues

  • The Teardrop Explodes reissue two psych-indebted post-punk classics.
  • Motorpsycho reissue ‘Angels and Daemons at Play’ with plenty of bonuses.
  • Rupa. You’ll be as elated as Rupa looks on the cover when you pick up this seminal EP.
  • Stabbing Westward. Smoke coloured vinyl to match those murky industrial sounds.
  • Lightning Bolt you’ll either love it or it’ll give you a headache…
  • Mack Porter. Big jams from the Ghanian psychedelic scene.
  • Joanna Brouk. A classic of soothing new age/ambient.
  • Joan As Policewoman. Three releases from the chamber pop songwriter.
  • The Necks. More avant-jazz from the brilliant Aussie group.
  • Charles Mingus. Two of our staff members have only just heard these and loved every second of ‘em.
  • The Frogs. All your fave 90s alt. rock musicians love this hilarious lo-fi indie LP.
  • Fernando Falcao. Proggy, jazzy Brazilian experimentalism.
  • Lo Kindre. Repress of playful, dubby electronica.
  • Remember when Coldplay weren’t making terrible songs with The Chainsmokers?
  • Andrew WK. This cult classic anthemic rock LP strangely fetches a tonne of cash over on Discogs.
  • Poison Idea. Super-fast hardcore punk classic that’s still influential to this day.
  • Barbara Howard. Seminal soul cut.
  • John Di Stefano. Cassette releases compiled onto wax from the electronica hero.

Ant’s on his hols this week, but there’s a few electronic releases here and there above as you’ve probably already seen. Get your fix next week!

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I’ve managed to escape for a week’s holiday, so the following couple of updates will be left in the very capable hands of Daoud. 

Words: Tom. 

Work: Nathon, Phil, Benn, Tom, Ian, Jamie, Will, Jack and Daoud. 

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Charles Mingus

The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady

9/10 from Will

Widely regarded as one of Charles Mingus' greatest albums, 'The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady' is an unsettling foray into what Mingus himself called 'ethnic folk-dance musi...read on »

Ulver

Kveldssanger

8/10 from Thomas

Though ‘Kveldssanger’ is a folk album composed using entirely acoustic instrumentation, it's the the second instalment of Ulver’s ‘black metal trilogy&...read on »

Uniform & The Body

Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

8/10 from Thomas

The Body are hands down the loudest live band I’ve ever witnessed. They were so thunderous in fact, that the sound guy for the gig posted on the Facebook event page befo...read on »

Tropical Fuck Storm

Braindrops

8/10 from Benn

It's still a personal struggle to get over a band with the very naughty f-word in their name - immediately rendering pretty much any use of the band's material on mainstream r...read on »

Redd Kross

Beyond the Door

8/10 from Benn

Hear me out. With this one...I started at the beginning. I mean right at the beginning. I listened to 'Everyday There's Someone New' and then the lead single from 'Beyond...read on »

8 Bit Radiohead

Kid 8

8/10 from Will

It's interesting listening to these 8-bit remixes of 'Kid A' by Radiohead because it's what I imagine the original album actually sounded like to fans of the guitar-...read on »

Tyler, The Creator

Igor

8/10 from Will

DJ Khaled, possessor of the heart of millions (including mine among them), denounced 'Igor', Tyler, The Creator's fifth studio album as "mysterious s**t". I love Khaled's litt...read on »

The Necks

Mindset

8/10 from Will

The Necks are a legendary experimental trio who, via the use of just piano, bass, and drums, create swirling cacophony through haunting, sparse arrangements. Their twelfth alb...read on »

Anthony Reynolds

A Painter’s Life

8/10 from Jamie

What have we here then? Why, it’s 'A Painter’s Life', by Anthony Reynolds. Anthony would appear to be a singer-songwriter, and judging by the first two tracks on t...read on »

Jay Som

Anak Ko

8/10 from Jamie

I am partial to a bit of dream pop, when done well. Jay Som (Melina Duterte) does it exceedingly well and now, two tracks into her latest album, I’m falling ever more de...read on »

r beny

echo’s verse

8/10 from Will

Echo is a nymph in Greek mythology who, after being cursed by Hera, was doomed to repeat the last word of whatever was spoken to her. This is an apt reference for ambient musi...read on »

Featured albums

Sault
Fenella
Kim Gordon
Four Tet
Tyler, The Creator
DZ Deathrays
Charlie Parr
Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch
The Frogs
Ceremony
Various
DJ Seinfeld
Alexander Tucker
Black Doldrums
Joanna Brouk
Andrew WK
Joyero
Poison Idea
Vuelveteloca
Proto Idiot
Redd Kross
Barbara Howard
Working Men's Club
David Arnold
The Teardrop Explodes
The Teardrop Explodes
John Di Stefano
Fernando Falcao
Ghost Orchard
Sheer Mag
Tropical Fuck Storm
HIDE
Mack Porter
Shannon Lay
Horsebeach
r beny
Rupa
Lo Kindre
Stabbing Westward
Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
The Necks
Motorpsycho
Lightning Bolt