- The only colour/special edition you’ll find of Manchester art rockers Virginia Wing’s latest is the new Dinked variant. There’s a few Dinked’s left from post-punk heavies LICE too.
- Our Label Watch feature returns with a spotlight on Rough Trade - one of the most important imprints in British independent music.
- Hand-Picked Pre-Orders. Ft. Boris, These New Puritans, Interpol, James Blake, Sigur Ros & more...
- Oneohtrix Point Never adds new sounds to his wide-ranging electronic palette & pays homage to his past work.
- American shoegazers Nothing’s latest features a demonic father Christmas on the sleeve.
- Mike Patton’s experimental metallers Mr. Bungle professionally re-record their scruffy thrash debut.
- Eels. E & co. need to stop clowning around…
- Trees Speak’s krautrock, post-punk, psych & post-rock sound will appeal to many a Norman customer.
- Tobacco is back with a new LP of hyperactive psych, beats & electronics.
- Meitei’s take on ambient blends traditional Japanese folk with classical & Dilla-esque beats.
- Shoegaze songstress Emma Ruth Rundle joins heavies Thou for this intriguing team up.
- Bristol noise rockers Spectres add catchy riffs to their sound. Recorded in a church in Leeds & includes a signed print.
- Gorgeous looking double LP of wide-ranging psychedelia courtesy of Carlton Melton.
- Liverpudlian extreme metallers Carcass return after seven years with a fresh EP.
- Varied & forward-thinking beats define this return to form for chef-rapper Action Bronson.
- The limited Polytechnic Youth singles from MIDDEX & Hanno Leichtmann are on the cards this week.
- Lots of early Joni Mitchell has arrived, including a five CD set, an LP & live show.
- Psych-post-punks The Vacant Lots stick a couple of Anton Newcombe produced EPs together.
- Lovely deep & dubby ambient electronics from The Abyss Within Us on Astral Industries.
- Baltimore noise rock favourites Dope Body land on Drag City with a new’un.
- Ben Salisbury, The Insects, Geoff Barrow’s incredible score to the sci-fi smash ‘Devs’ looks stunning.
- Montreal arty indie lot Suuns are back with a new EP.
- PC Music main man A. G. Cook releases his second record of the year.
- Dizzee Rascal reps his borough & releases a hard-hitting grime LP.
- Peter Broderick’s latest never fails to make me a tad hungry.
- Jeremiah Sand. Cultish curio for fans of the psychedelic horror film ‘Mandy’.
- Bristol UK bass exporter Ploy unleashes his debut of warped dancefloor cuts for L.I.E.S.
- Alternative rap duo Atmosphere make it to their eleventh.
- Hip hop icon Nas’ latest blends the old with the new.
- Compilation focusing on Ennio Morricone’s work on giallo films aka Italian slasher flicks.
- Scouse space rockers Mugstar put in the Graft for this one.
- Arguably Sleaford Mods greatest pair of records land back on colour wax.
- One of the best 2000s era The Fall records finally gets the reissue treatment.
- Germs. Listen up punks, this is the first time on wax for this complete discography of nihilistic hardcore.
- If you come dressed as The Crow, you aren’t getting into the party.
- Machine Head. Groove metal classic! I feel 15 again…
- Stoner metal riffs meets hardcore punk on Cancer Bats’ debut. I feel 17 again.
- Proper rapid thrashing hardcore from Trash Talk. I feel 19 again.
- The Heshoo Beshoo Group. Highly sought-after jazz collectible & important document of South African apartheid.
- The Ambient, Electronic & Pastoral Sounds of The Bruton Library Catalogue. Need we say more?
- Motörhead’s classic ‘Ace of Spades’ is back on deluxe wax & a huge box set.
- Post-hardcore miserabilists June of 44 reissue their debut.
- Tom Misch. Jazzy, downtempo hip hop beat mix from the UK musician.
- Crimson King Robert Fripp reissues his first proper solo album.
- Witch. Welcome to zam rock.
- Two compilations celebrating the Greater Manchester punk, new wave & post-punk scenes return.
- U2. Lynne, are those your mother’s cataract glasses?
- Fuzztones. Psych-garage classic complete with a bonus live disc & ‘blotters’.
- Name me a doom-ier cover than Pilgrim’s ‘Misery Wizard’.
- Who the f**ckin ‘ell are Slipknot? Original masked metallers GWAR reissue a fan-favourite on red vinyl of course.
- Lovely ambient pair up between Ekkehard Ehlers & Stephan Mathieu.
- Rhythm Section reissue a UK jazz favourite from Vels Trio.
- We gave this one from psych-prog-alt-rockers Motorpsycho a 9/10 on release y’know?
- Manchester songwriter Liam Frost & The Slowdown Family finally reissue a favourite.
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Stephan Mathieu & Ekkehard Ehlers
Ben Salisbury, The Insects, Geoff Barrow
Liam Frost & The Slowdown Family