Weekly Update Moses Boyd, Tame Impala, The Men, Mush.

Eluvium, Beatrice Dillon, Gabe Knox, Bambara, HAAi, John, Piper, Tindersticks, The Young Gods, Kanaan, Elephant Stone, Townes Van Zandt, Katie Galely.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Moses Boyd’s latest gets our coveted title for its genre-bending, UK centric take on jazz. Order before midnight for the chance to win a rare white label!
  • The Blinders Dinked variants have all sold-out already, but you can still get it on other formats & variants.
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  • Head to Spotify & Youtube for our Weekly Playlist of past & present tunes.

New music

  • Aussie psych group Tame Impala release one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
  • Polytechnic Youth release Gabe Knox’s latest slice of playful synth tunes.
  • Cosmic Ground. Kosmische which does exactly what it says in the name. 
  • More copies of Soden’s album of heavy-hitting post-rock have arrived.
  • Eluvium. The ambient favourite is back with three gorgeous long-form pieces.
  • Leeds art punks Mush are set for big things on their debut on Memphis Industries.
  • Kvelertak. Imagine later Entombed crossed with Mastodon & Hellhammer.
  • We’ve sold out of the vinyl of Aidan Moffat’s new project Nyx Nótt, but there’s CD versions left.
  • Tindersticks issue a companion piece to last year’s ‘No Treasure But Hope’.
  • Grotbags mix power pop with a gritty humour & a punk edge, sorta like fellow Mancs the Buzzcocks.
  • Married couple Tennis return with a record which blends the bittersweet with optimism. 
  • Eclectic rock outing from Sacred Bones signed group The Men.
  • Elephant Stone take cues from the opulent psych concept albums of the 60s on their latest.
  • Essential for fans of Danish psych label El Paraiso as Kanaan team up with Jonas Munk of Causa Sui.
  • Post punks Bambara’s latest is loaded with theatrical goth touches. FFO The Bad Seeds, Iceage etc.
  • Riki swaps the goth touches of her previous work to art pop opulence. 
  • Eclectic outing of roots rock, r&b, Americana & all that other good stuff from Nathaniel Rateliff.
  • Imagine walking into your garage & seeing a mirage. Liam Hayes would know. 

Re-issues

  • UK garage punks John repress their debut for a limited run.
  • First ever vinyl release from experimental psych collective Sunburned Hand of the Man.
  • Seminal Swiss psych/krautrock from Kedama hand-selected by John Dwyer himself. 
  • The Melodians. Classic debut of reggae & rocksteady.
  • Upsetters. More reggae, this time it’s from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and co.
  • Couple of Sam Cooke records for you classic soul fans.
  • Call Me By Your Name gets repressed on red wax, just in time for Valentines. Peachy.
  • Ace intimate folk record from guitar virtuoso John Frusciante.
  • Alabaster de Plume. Indie folk meets art rock, channeling the likes of Everything Everything & Wild Beasts.
  • Souls Of Mischief. Essential slab of 90s jazz rap. 93 forever!
  • Ceramic Hello. Seminal synthpop from the Canadian group.
  • The Young Gods reissue a slab of mechanical industrial rock.
  • Piper will soundtrack your summer with their seminal city pop sounds.
  • Simon and Garfunkel cover a classic Half Man Half Biscuit album in full…
  • Picture disc repress of Michael Kiwanuka’s ace soul-psych-funk record.
  • If you’re a fan of downbeat country & folk & haven’t listened to Townes Van Zandt then do so now!
  • Lego your heart, lego your head with David Gray.

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • 150bpm mutant clicks ‘n’ cuts minimalist insectoid techno jazz or whatever you wanna call it from Beatrice Dillon on PAN.
  • Wild, doolally LP of twisted ’tronix from Lolina (Inga Copeland/Hype Williams).
  • Highly recommended ‘Join The Future’ book from Matt Annis delving into the history of Yorkshire Bleep ‘n’ Bass. Covers Unique 3, LFO, Ital Rockers, Forgemasters et al.
  • Katie Gately samples earthquakes, peacocks and coffins among other things on her album exploring grief on Houndstooth.
  • Andrea Neumann, Jan Jelinek and Hideki Umezawa help Mads Emil Nielsen transform his hand-drawn graphic scores into sound.
  • Ace Rrose and Silent Servant curated Air Texture compilation feat.Ron Morelli, Laurel Halo, Anthony Child, Not Waving, Charlemagne Palestine, Function, Octo Octa etc.
  • DMX Krew does dancehall as EDMX. 2LP on Queen Nanny.
  • Gnarly, gritty, festival compatible rave mongrels from HAAi on Mute.
  • Melodies International reissue some quality house from Synchrojack that originally came out in 1995 on Russ Gabriel's Ferox label.
  • Electro juggernaut from Swarm Intelligence.
  • Midnight Shift x Voitax 3LP featuring Jamal Moss, Hodge, Xhin, Simo Cell, Don’t DJ, Harmonious Thelonious, Innsyter, Kamikaze Space Programme, L/F/D/M etc.
  • James Ruskin bangers on Blueprint.
  • D'monK / Thru Colours mangle breaks, jazz and house on a split EP. Edition of 100.
  • Bizzaro zoners from Yan Hart-Lemonnier on Adaadat.
  • Zany gear from Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler as CEL.
  • Synthesizer twiddlers Patrick R. Pärk (Kösmonaut/Life Education) and Ali Wade both have fine kosmische leaning tapes on Frequency Domain.
  • Clutch of beard enhancing avant-garde/field recordings LPs on Persistence of Sound from The London Sound Survey, Robert Worby and Iain Chambers.
  • Scored some more copies of Celer's 'Xièxie' 2CD, plus a spanking new double tape edition.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Gil Scott-Heron

We're New Again – A Re-imagining by Makaya McCraven

9/10 from Daoud

I can’t imagine working with Gil Scott-Heron’s now ten year old ‘I’m New Here’. That record is bracingly personal in a way so few albums are. Sco...read on »

Nyx Nótt

Aux Pieds de la Nuit

8/10 from Will

Arab Strap's Aiden Moffat is back with his new Nyx Nótt project. There's a bit of biography to this record which is important - Moffat wrote and recorded this album at ...read on »

René Aquarius

Universe

8/10 from Ant

René Aquarius is primarily known for drumming in several far-out, heavy bands; Dead Neanderthals, Imperial Cult and Cryptae. However, he’s not exclusively a stick...read on »

Moses Boyd

Dark Matter

8/10 from Daoud

Though they had long established themselves, it was only when they released ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’ that idiots like me started paying attention to the remarkabl...read on »

Guilt Attendant

Suburban Scum

8/10 from Ant

Suburban Scum is the handy work of NYC dwelling Nathaniel Young aka Hofmann, Kohl, Moral Extrication. His gloomy, greyscale American Gothic techno productions as Guilt Attenda...read on »

Beatrice Dillon

Workaround

8/10 from Ant

Highly respected producer and DJ Beatrice Dillon lands on PAN for an album fusing computer music, international rhythms and various strains of UK club music styles into a reco...read on »

John Chantler & Johannes Lund

Andersabo

8/10 from Will

'Andersabo' by John Chantler & Johannes Lund is a fresh and innovative take on ambient experimental music. It comprises three long-form pieces all united by one central dr...read on »

Featured albums

The Blinders
Lolina (Inga Copeland)
Matt Anniss
Cosmic Ground
Gabe Knox
The London Sound Survey
Iain Chambers
Mads Emil Nielsen with Andrea Neumann, Jan Jelinek and Hideki Umezawa
D'monK / Thru Colours
Robert Worby
Patrick R. Pärk
Ali Wade
Michael Kiwanuka
Midnight Shift x Voitax (Various Artists)
Swarm Intelligence
Sunburned Hand of the Man
James Ruskin
Tindersticks
Simon and Garfunkel
Ceramic Hello
EDMX
Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke
Kedama
Tennis
Upsetters
The Melodians
Nathaniel Rateliff
The Men
Elephant Stone
CEL
Souls Of Mischief
Kanaan
Yan Hart-Lemonnier
Liam Hayes
Piper
Synchrojack
Various
Soden
Nyx Nótt
Moses Boyd
Eluvium
Kvelertak
Grotbags
Beatrice Dillon
Riki
HAAi
Katie Gately
Mush
Tame Impala
John Frusciante
David Gray
Bambara
Celer
Alabaster dePlume
Various
JOHN
Townes Van Zandt
The Young Gods