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Tuesday Update FKA Twigs, Dry Cleaning, Jeffrey Lewis, Steve Hauschildt.

The Telescopes, Prince, Metronomy, Piano Magic, Charli XCX, Stereolab, Jenny Hval, Gene Clark.

Headlines

  • Dinked. We’ve got two new limited-edition deluxe sets for you in the form of a convenient pair of EPs from post-punks Dry Cleaning and songwriter Jeffrey Lewis. Get on these pronto if you fancy ‘em.
  • Art pop songstress FKA Twigs has announced the eagerly awaited follow-up to her acclaimed debut!
  • Home Normal Cheapies. Plenty of records priced at £1.99 from the Japanese electronic label…
  • There was a mix-up on the Stereolab release dates but fear not, they’ve landed!
  • Gene Clark’s legendary lost classic ‘No Other’ is getting a much needed reissue.
  • Progressive electronic synth wizard Steve Hauschildt has just announced a new album!
  • Hand-Picked Pre-Orders. Our latest staff selections have been chosen for your good selves.

New music

  • (Sandy) Alex G invites you into his House of Sugar to read you some Brothers Grimm fables.
  • Chelsea Wolfe. I personally prefer Arsenal Fox. I’ll get my coat now…
  • Jenny Hval. More gothic art pop jams from the ever-conceptual Norwegian songwriter.
  • Charli XCX forgets her clothes but luckily had her pet snake to hand...
  • Metronomy, forever!
  • Belle and Sebastian. Glasgow’s finest twee poppers return with a soundtrack to a UK comedy film.
  • Gruff Rhys. Super Furry’s frontman returns with a new record sung in his native tongue.
  • Twin Peaks. Peppy garage/indie rock from the young group.
  • The Telescopes. Two new singles from the psychedelic/shoegaze noisemakers. 
  • Keiji Haino + SUMAC. Collaborative album between the post-metallers and experimental legend.
  • DJ Seinfeld. Lo-fi house/breakbeat/acid heaters from the Swedish DJ.
  • Electronic Sound’s latest issue features Japan, Wayne Coyne, Alice Hubble and a bonus 7’’.
  • Moss Covered Technology. Greg Baird’s moving minimalist ambient piece.
  • The Roves. London indie pop championed by Bobby Gillespie and Alan McGee.
  • Kayo Dot. Forward-thinking metal from the influential avant-metallist Toby Driver.
  • Sampa The Great. Soul meets jazz rap and Afrobeat on the Sydney artist’s debut.
  • Iona Fortune. Ambient meets South East Asian music. I wish I could own-a-fortune too…
  • Sam Fender. Debut album from the popular songwriter. 
  • Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier. The Mr. Bungle/Faith No More vocalist and Ipecac records head teams up with the former Serge Gainsbourg collaborator and psych musician.
  • Pixies. Deal or no Deal, here’s another Pixies album.
  • The Utopia Strong. Steve Davis touches on electronic music, prog, krautrock and psych.
  • Alex Cameron. The satirical synth-pop vocalist returns.
  • SQÜRL. Film auteur Jim Jarmush’s score to his zombie flick ‘The Dead Don’t Die’.
  • Jerk Curb. Baroque pop meets neo-psych on Jerk Curb’s hyped debut.
  • Devendra Banhart. The beardy freak-folker returns with a fresh LP featuring Cate Le Bon.
  • Alisdair Roberts. 13th solo outing from the Scotch folkie fella.
  • SPINN. Jangly indie pop which recalls all the best acts from their native Liverpool.
  • Barry Gray’s soundtrack to the cult TV show ‘UFO’ reaches earth. 

Re-issues

  • Piano Magic. A gem of dream pop, shoegaze, ambient and post-rock finally gets a reissue.
  • Richard Hawley. The Sheffield retro-rocker reissues the fan-favourite ‘Coles Corner’.
  • Boogie Down Productions. A true classic of early hip hop featuring the talented MC KRS-One.
  • RUN DMC. More classic hip hop reissues.
  • Hüsker Dü-Dü-Dü, Captain Beefheart, ELO… It’s impossible to think of this band without thinking of that genius Half Man Half Biscuit song.
  • Caroline K. Unearthed demo from the former Nocturnal Emissions member.
  • The Cult. This out of print LP finally returns to the glorious wax format.
  • Indian Summer. Simply unmissable for fans of early emo.
  • Prince. A handful of Prince records have been reissued and expanded.
  • Marc Almond. Ruddy hell, it’s Soft Cell!
  • Boo Radleys reissue their optimistic pop record.
  • The Distillers. The noughties answer to Hole.
  • Catherine Wheel reissue a shoegaze gem.
  • Fu Manchu. Classic and immediately pleasing stoner rock from the desert dwelling rockers.
  • Skunk Anansie’s heavy slice of Brit rock gets a re-release.
  • The Telescopes. Heady, noisy shoegaze from the underrated group.

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Phew, that’s a big week for releases! We’ll see you on Thursday if we can free ourselves from all these boxes. Bye for now, love from all the staff members at Team Norman x

Featured albums

Gene Clark
Steve Hauschildt
Electronic Sound
FKA twigs
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage
Dry Cleaning
Iona Fortune
The Roves
Moss Covered Technology
Keiji Haino + SUMAC
(Sandy) Alex G
Charli XCX
Skunk Anansie
Kayo Dot
Fu Manchu
The Telescopes
The Telescopes
Marc Almond
The Distillers
Barry Gray
The Boo Radleys
Catherine Wheel
DJ Seinfeld
Indian Summer
Twin Peaks
SPINN
Gruff Rhys
Jenny Hval
Sampa The Great
The Cult
Alasdair Roberts
Devendra Banhart
Belle and Sebastian
Jerkcurb
SQÜRL
Metronomy
Alex Cameron
Chelsea Wolfe
The Utopia Strong
Pixies
Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier
Caroline K
Sam Fender
Run-DMC
Hüsker Dü
Boogie Down Productions
Piano Magic
Richard Hawley