Weekly Update Cabaret Voltaire, Belbury Poly, Bent Arcana, Nubya Garcia.

Matador Competition, Vladislav Delay meets Sly & Robbie, Studio Ghibli, Guided By Voices, No Joy, Jeff Rosenstock, X, Ai Aso, L.A. Witch, Bright Eyes, Jessica Winter.

Headlines

  • Album of the Week. Grainy electronics are grounded by solid dub bass & drum riddims on Vladislav Delay meets Sly & Robbie. Fans of Adrian Sherwood, Pole & Lee Perry may dig!
  • The first Cabaret Voltaire album in a whopping 26 years is coming to limited colour wax, CD & tape
  • Get in! More Studio Ghibli soundtracks have been announced, this time for the classic films ‘Spirited Away’ & ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’.
  • Competition. Fancy some Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo & Pavement records? Follow the instructions over on Twitter to win these Matador goodies!
  • Weekly Playlist. Head to Spotify & YouTube for the staff curated song mix.

New music

  • Last few of the Dinked exclusive from Girl Friday are here. Tune into our socials at 10am tomorrow for the next reveal...
  • New one on Kamaal Williams’ Black Focus label from Swarvy.
  • J. Zunz steps out of Mexican psych-krautrock group Lorelle Meets the Obsolete with a second solo work.
  • It’s barely been a year, but folk duo Native Harrow are back with a new’un.
  • It’s a shame ShitKid didn’t have 20/20 vision!!! (Where’s the door?)
  • Eight Rounds Rapid. Don’t forget, you’re here forever.
  • Limited-edition mini-album/EP from Pregoblin member Jessica Winter.
  • Bright Eyes? More like dry your eyes!
  • Busy bee John Dwyer’s latest with Bent Arcana is full of proggy psych whig-outs. Lovely.
  • One to check out if you’re a follower of UK jazz is Nubya Garcia’s latest of funk-fusion-Spiritual loveliness.
  • Summery power pop & indie rock meet on the latest from Guided By Voices.
  • No Joy‘s answer to ‘Pet Sounds’ is here. On the sleeve only, not in the tunes.
  • Jeff Rosenstock surprised released this album of exuberant power-punk during lockdown & now it’s here on wax.
  • L.A. Witch. Wonder if these lot have ever been to Pendle? New one from the US garage rock trio.
  • Box Bedroom Rebels bring you this hand-crafted set for a bargain price from UK shoegazers CIEL.
  • X. Punk & psych’n’roll from LA. Not to be confused with The Ex, The XX, DMX or The X Factor.
  • Stephen O’Malley & Boris back songwriter Ai Aso on the latest. Don’t expect doom though.
  • Pair of brothers The Lemon Twigs are back with their glam-psych-power-pop sound.
  • Erasure. Idea for a horror film with an 80s synthpop score called Erasurehead.
  • Once called Ruby Throat, underground alt. rock favourite KatieJane Garside is back as Liar, Flower.
  • First one on Moshi Moshi for Scottish songwriter Callum Easter.
  • The Waterboys make it to fourteen albums with ‘Good Luck, Seeker’.
  • H.C. McEntire releases her second album of lush country-folk.

Re-issues

Ant’s Electronic Round Up

  • Folk infused kosmiche fairy tales from Belbury Poly on Ghost Box.
  • LP on PAN from Elysia Crampton dedicated to Paul Sousa  - a firefighter incarcerated in Sierra Nevada.
  • Heartbreaking ambient weepers from e & i (Craig Tattersall, Emmanuel Witzthum) in stunning artwork from Fluid Audio.
  • Shanti Celeste selects cuts from Mark Seven, Pauline Anna Strom, Seekers International, Perpetual, Cari Lekebusch etc.
  • Opiated robo-pop from Croatian Amor on Posh Isolation.
  • Otherworldy, foggy, moldy electronics with a slightly eccentric pastoral English twist from Malvern Brume. Fine stuff indeed on the ever-reliable Alter label.
  • T. Gowdy’s mesmerizing synesthesia like minimal rhythmic pulses on Constellation.
  • Ferocious, take no prisoners techno slammers on RIOT Radio from Nomad and Cymbol. Both rather fetching marble vinyl editions of a measly 100 copies.
  • Hefty mystical steppers from Von D on DEEP MEDi MUSIK.
  • 10” plate of infectious Pearson Sound & Clara! rump shakers
  • Justin Wiggan & Maurizio Bianchi tape edition of just 20 copies. Whaaaat?

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Fontaines D.C.

A Hero's Death

9/10 from Clinton

I had worried. In fact I'd worried myself sick. Y'see Fontaines D.C.'s debut 'Dogrel' was one of those records that proved that, yes, you could after all throw straightforward...read on »

Ekin Fil

Coda

8/10 from Daoud

The piano is one of the sturdiest instruments. It can stand on its own with far more authority than most. And it’s that authority which so sustains it when it’s at...read on »

Madeline Kenney

Sucker's Lunch

8/10 from Daoud

I need to start talking about the music on Madeline Kenney’s third album quickly because if I don’t I’ll get distracted by that very good dog on the front co...read on »

Vladislav Delay Meets Sly & Robbie

500 Push Up

8/10 from Fred MG

Experimenting in music is all well and good, but ultimately you need grounding. It’s for this reason that dub has proven to be such a versatile and enduring format for a...read on »

Featured albums

Cabaret Voltaire
Jessica Winter
CIEL
Von D
Pearson Sound & Clara!
Eight Rounds Rapid
Belbury Poly
Nomad
e & i (Craig Tattersall, Emmanuel Witzthum)
Cymbol
ShitKid
Inter Arma
Justin Wiggan & Maurizio Bianchi
Swarvy
Various
Nubya Garcia
Various
Ai Aso
Guided By Voices
Native Harrow
Bent Arcana
Eno / Wobble
Eno / Cale
H.C. McEntire
Bright Eyes
L.A. Witch
Liar, Flower
Freeez + John Rocca
Elysia Crampton
The Wee Cherubs
Malvern Brume
The Waterboys
J. Zunz
Erasure
Croatian Amor
Callum Easter
Jeff Rosenstock
Girl Friday
No Joy
Machine Head
X
T. Gowdy
The Lemon Twigs
Vladislav Delay Meets Sly & Robbie
Bert Jansch
Inter Arma
PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
Goldmund
Helios