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