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Tuesday Update Grimes, King Krule, John Frusciante, Agnes Obel.

Courtney Barnett, Guided By Voices, BadBadNotGood, Pictish Trail, Lightning Bolt, Best Coast, Jonas Munk, Lee Ranaldo + Raül Refree

Headlines

  • We’ve got two competitions for you this week! Simply order the new Grimes and/or King Krule albums for a chance to win a rare test pressing. The King Krule one is even signed by Archy himself.
  • John Frusciante has announced a reissue of ‘Empyrean’, a highly sought-after fan favourite with nods to art rock & psychedelia. Johnny Marr features & there’s an ace Tim Buckley cover.
  • Hand-Picked Pre-Orders. Ft. Sleaford Mods, The Strokes, Flat Worms, Espers & more…
  • Podcast. Fresh from her guest appearance on NTS, UK DJ Kate Webb pens an ace mix of techno, house & breakbeat delights for us.

New music

  • Danish songwriter Agnes Obel returns with her brand of opulent folk & chamber pop.
  • Douglas Dare gets the deluxe vinyl treatment courtesy of Dinked. Very limited!
  • Courtney Barnett unplugs for MTV. Features a cover of one of Leonard Cohen’s greatest tracks. 
  • Jazz hoppers BBNG take on a Majestics’ classic on this special coloured single on Light In The Attic.
  • The ever-prolific indie legends Guided By Voices release their thirtieth(!).
  • Fourth Marc Riley session from The Wedding Present.
  • Best Coast are back with more breezy, summery indie jams.
  • Electronic Sounds’ 62th issue has landed with a rare Joe Meek 7’’. 
  • Pictish Trail. The former Scottish Album of the Year winner returns with an album steeped in 80s retro nostalgia. 
  • Sightless Pit. Members of The Body & Full of Hell team up with Lingua Ignota for an album of dense, industrial electronics. 
  • Gritty hardcore meets black metal on Raspberry Bulbs’ latest.
  • C90. Cherry Red issue a 3CD compilation of shoegaze & psych influenced indie.
  • Melodic psychedelia & folk & country combine on The Hanging Stars new’un. 
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies. Nocturnal drone, ambient & post-rock ft. Swans & Xiu Xiu members.
  • Six Organs of Admittance. The prolific psychedelic folk fella returns.
  • Lee Ranaldo + Raül Refree. It turns out the Sonic Youth member is a huge fan of Preston North End's women's team… 
  • Slow burning ambient from Causa Sui member Jonas Munk.
  • New paths to Helicon are unearthed on the Scottish psych group’s latest. 
  • Hidden Vibes release two limited-edition CD sets from Visionary Hours & Gamardah Fungus.
  • Glasgow indie outfit Spinning Coin release their second LP.
  • National member Bryce Dessner’s score to ‘The Two Popes’ has landed on wax.
  • The 1975. Has anyone heard from their reclusive frontman recently?
  • Graham Coxon. The Blur guitarist scores an ace Channel 4 drama/black comedy.
  • Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars pens ‘Molocular Meditation’, featuring Mark E. Smith.
  • Wild Billy Childish is back with the Chatman Singers for an outing of grizzly bluesy garage rock.
  • Multicast Dynamics. Hazy ambient soundscapes on Astral Industries. Ace sleeve art once again!
  • Guitar excursions from experimental great Bill Orcutt.
  • Double tape from SDEM. 21-tracks of rich, detailed beats & electronics. 

Re-issues

  • The Angelic Process. Possibly the heaviest shoegaze imaginable. 
  • Optic Nerve are really making a name for themselves with quality indie pop reissues. 
  • Los Campesinos missed a golden opportunity to release this last week on Valentine’s day.
  • More colour vinyl reissues from rapid noise rockers Lightning Bolt.
  • Popular grime artist Stormzy’s most recent album lands on vinyl.
  • Bersarin Quartett’s debut of lush ambient gets a repress.
  • John Frusciante. Ace indie folk classic from the virtuoso guitarist. 
  • Crushing industrial from Mika Vainio’s Gagarin Kombinaatti.
  • Scotch mist on the radio from Anthony Naples.
  • Prog, metal, ambient & jazz collide on this reissue from Animals As Leaders.
  • Influential score from Tangerine Dream on snazzy coloured wax.
  • A Silkworm classic gets remastered by its original producer Steve Albini.
  • Vatican Shadow’s latest release of gritty techno jumps from tape to vinyl.
  • Beats, bass, breaks & modern classical combine on this ace album from Djrum on R&S.

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Featured albums

John Frusciante
Vatican Shadow
Electronic Sound
Bill Orcutt
Silkworm
Gamardah Fungus
Visionary Hours
The Wedding Present
Animals As Leaders
Raspberry Bulbs
Wrekmeister Harmonies
SDEM
Best Coast
Bryce Dessner
Sightless Pit
Multicast Dynamics
Wild Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers
Various
Helicon
King Krule
Guided By Voices
Jonas Munk
Jan St. Werner
Graham Coxon
BADBADNOTGOOD / Majestics
The Hanging Stars
Courtney Barnett
Douglas Dare
Spinning Coin
Stormzy
Grimes
Lee Ranaldo + Raül Refree
Six Organs of Admittance
Agnes Obel
John Frusciante
Pictish Trail
The 1975
Anthony Naples
Djrum
The Angelic Process
Gagarin Kombinaatti
Bersarin Quartett
Los Campesinos
Tangerine Dream
Lightning Bolt