Tuesday Update Wire, Electronic, Polytechnic Youth, Real Estate, Caspian.

Black Lips, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Jeff Parker.


  • Polytechnic Youth’s highly sought-after compilations arrive in one convenient set alongside a hand-assembled single of industrial inspired electronica from e+.
  • Firm Norman favourites Real Estate have announced a new album! We’ve given them two 10s & a 9 in our reviews for their breezy indie rock influenced by The Feelies, early R.E.M. & Yo La Tengo. 
  • Montague Armstrong’s latest record of fun & intriguing Hammond organ tracks has landed
  • Art punk icons Wire return with a new album ‘Mind Hive’.
  • Hand-Picked Pre-Orders. Ft. Stephen O'Malley, The Chats, Robbie Basho, Bon Iver & more.

New music

  • Dark jazz group Bohren & Der Club Of Gore are back with their ‘Twin Peaks’, ambient & Miles Davis inspired jazz.
  • Tortoise member Jeff Parker pays homage to his mum with tasty jazz numbers over hip hop influenced rhythms. 
  • Post-rock heavyweights Caspian change up their sound & recording process.
  • Ace ambient/acid techno from Recondite on gorgeous ‘mottled’ blue vinyl.
  • Mammoth box set with a tonne of material & extras from Britpoppers Supergrass.
  • JoJo Rabbit. The soundtrack to the divisive Oscar nominated dark comedy lands.
  • Influential production duo TNGHT are back on Warp for an EP of huge, bass-heavy bangers.
  • Canadian indie rockers Wolf Parade are back.
  • The World Of Ivor Cutler. Citizen Bravo & Raymond MacDonald pay homage to the musician & comic with a bunch of musical guests.
  • Yorkston/Thorne/Khan. The trio blend their eclectic & exotic influences into one.
  • Club & beat music meets goth & classical on Doon Kanda’s debut on Hyperdub.
  • Atlanta flower punks Black Lips are back with their ninth album of psych pop tainted garage punk.
  • Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band join Mastodon in having an album about whales.
  • German shoegaze influenced electronic fella Ulrich Schnauss unleashes a 7CD retrospective.
  • Touted as “Sade for nihilists”, King Krule collaborator Okay Kaya releases her debut LP.
  • Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens. Two techno heavyweights collaborate on this 12’’ single.
  • Parisian indie poppers En Attendant Ana are back with their second record.
  • Bonny Light Horseman. Members of The Shins, The National & Anaïs Mitchell unite for a record of pastoral folk.
  • Torture Chain. Black metal released on Prurient’s label.
  • Jaz Coleman - Magna Invocatio. The Killing Joker gets all orchestral.
  • Widescreen & original emo rock/power pop from newcomers Glass Beach.
  • Phase Fatale is back with more industrial techno scorchers.
  • Aussie comedian Chris Lilley out here sounding like Death Grips…
  • Japanese heavy-hitters Envy return with their post-rock inspired screamo.
  • Synthpop icons Pet Shop Boys are back with their 13th record.
  • Those limited-edition Jim Noir records have just arrived!
  • Leeds avant-jazzers The Sorcerers make a much-welcomed return.


  • Electronic. I’m not sure what Bernard Sumner likes on his toast but Johnny Marr-mite…
  • Pussy. Deeply rare hybrid of far-out psych & early prog finally gets a reissue.
  • Former Ultravox member John Foxx gets an instrumental record on wax for the first time.
  • Pioneering electronic figure Bent Lorentzen gets the reissue & remaster treatment.
  • Has it really been 30 years since Neneh Cherry’s debut?
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim. Celebrated classic of Bossa nova.
  • A set of gloriously noisy ragers from scene veteran Prurient.
  • Gorgeous colour reissue of a city pop classic from seminal Japanese group Piper. Also on CD.
  • Noisy psychedelic rockers Loop reissue three albums on CD.
  • Bad vibes are the opposite of what you get when you listen to Shlohmo’s classic of wonky beats.
  • Cosmic, jazzy psych folk from The Greg Foat Group.
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura’s stone-cold classic of early ambient gets a much-needed reissue.
  • Optic Nerve reissue loads a couple of tasty indie pop classics from The Vaselines & Even As We Speak.
  • Former Norman AOTY winner Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith reissues her 2014 album of blissful electronic/ambient.
  • Unsung UK indie pop heroes East Village release their excellent compilation on vinyl for the first time.
  • Industrial icons Foetus reissue their debut.
  • Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel reissues a film score & solo work.
  • Idris Muhammad. Innovative slice of funky, soul influenced jazz on translucent yellow wax.
  • Majestic orchestrally tinged psych pop gem from Mike Tingley.
  • Slogun. Grimy electronics meet noise belligerence on this cult classic.
  • Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective. Live recording of exotic jazz reinterpretations.

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Featured albums

The Sorcerers
Real Estate
Torture Chain
Bent Lorentzen
Jeff Parker
Mike Tingley
Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Idris Muhammad
Montague Armstrong
Ulrich Schnauss
Johnny Jewel
You've Got Foetus on Your Breath
Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
John Foxx
En Attendant Ana
Chris Lilley
Phase Fatale
Neneh Cherry
East Village
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Jim Noir
Glass Beach
Pet Shop Boys
Okay Kaya
Wolf Parade
Jaz Coleman
Citizen Bravo, Raymond MacDonald & Friends
Black Lips
Bonny Light Horseman
Doon Kanda
Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective
Hiroshi Yoshimura
The Greg Foat Group
Antonio Carlos Jobim