Tuesday Update Nick Cave, Cabaret Voltaire, The War On Drugs, Autechre.

King Gizzard, Luke Abbott, AK/DK, Matthew Halsall, Ana Roxanne, Paisiel, The Cribs, Jesu, Boris with Merzbow.


  • Nick Cave’s career-spanning live solo recording from Alexandra Palace has landed.
  • Competition. There’s a rare test pressing of the latest live The War on Drugs record up for grabs for those who order the LP before Friday.
  • Hand-Picked Pre-Orders. Ft. Boris w/ Merzbow, Jesu, Bob Mould, Harmonia, A Certain Ratio & more...

New music

  • Richard H. Kirk leads the first Cabaret Voltaire release in 26 years into electronic-heavy new territories.
  • Autechre. It’s just as good as ‘SIGN’ is this one.
  • UK dance punks AK/DK describe themselves as ‘a chunkier Devo’ - need we say more?
  • Luke Abbott returns to the dancier, more techno influenced sounds of his earlier work.
  • Roni Size will be pleased to see the latest King Gizzard live release comes in a brown paper bag...
  • Forward-thinking indie pop outfit Dirty Projectors compile their most recent EPs into one convenient set.
  • Jazz meets psychedelic rock & krautrock on Paisiel’s debut, landing through psych-centric favourite label Rocket.
  • Fresh release on Castles In Space from electronic tinkerers The Twelve Hour Foundation
  • Manchester jazzer Matthew Halsall recruits the finest talents in the city for this ‘fourth world ambient’ influenced new one.
  • Six CDs worth of remixes of psych group Astralasia’s work lands in a DVD style case.
  • Torquay’s Tourists draw on dream pop, shoegaze, krautrock & more on their debut.
  • Trip hop meets darkwave on Public Memory’s latest.
  • Ana Roxanne. One of the ambient highlights of the year celebrates its release this week. On Kranky.
  • The Psychotic Monks. No wave & noise rock influenced psych rock from the French heavy-hitters.
  • That sleeve is a bit ‘Chill Out’ isn’t it. New one from folk & country songwriter Josephine Foster.
  • Ben Frost’s excellent score to the equally brilliant ‘Dark’ has arrived through Invada.
  • Shakey Wakey indie lot The Cribs are back, with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo guesting on a track once more.
  • 6-track EP from rising new wave influenced trio PVA. Includes remixes.
  • Notts’ Little Barrie team up with Heliocentrics’ Malcolm Catto to bring their funky garage-psych tones to Madlib’s label.
  • Canadian songwriter Jennifer Castle’s latest includes a songbook of sheet music for every track.
  • Battles get reworked by black midi members, Shed, Delroy Edwards & more.
  • Southeast Of Saturn. Third Man compile heaps of music from Detroit’s fertile space rock/psych scene into an impressive set.
  • Members of The Wedding Present, Fireworks, Popguns & Trembling Blue Stars unite as Jetstream Pony.
  • Mix a bit of powerpop, Eurodance, glam & a healthy Ramones influence & you’ll get Helen Love.
  • Taylor Swift is here to satisfy her review score obsessed, journalist threatening fanbase.
  • Kamixlo mashes up Chilean electronic styles with industrial music & UK club sounds.


  • Emma-Jean Thackray. Two EPs which straddle the line between jazz & deep house return.
  • There’s two scores for Czech film classics ‘Malá morská víla’ & ‘Sedmikrásky’ up on Finders Keepers.
  • First ever time on wax for the first solo work from Henry Cow’s Anthony Moore.
  • Enjoy yourself with more Specials, complete with a remaster & 7’’.
  • Tonnes of roots classics are coming in from Bob Marley & The Wailers.
  • Arthur Verocai’s classic of Brazilian music, psych, funk, jazz & more is at a lower than usual price for a limited time only.
  • Ipa-Boogie. Valued collectors item of African funk.
  • Silver Apples’ seminal second record returns with its original sleeve. RIP Simeon!
  • Old school punk meets oi!, pub rock & garage on this big slice of fun from Chubby and The Gang.
  • Mustafa Ozkent. Monk-eh! This Anatolian funk-rock favourite will appeal to those who enjoyed those Sven Wunder releases.
  • The Distillers’ debut of punk influenced alt. rock gets a reissue.
  • We gave Romeo Poirier’s excellent debut of electronic-tinged ambient a 9/10 on release.
  • Robbie Basho. An American Primitive classic, back on wax once more.
  • Goregrind freaks Exhumed are hilariously OTT.
  • Lots of reissues from jangle-pop influenced Britpoppers Gene are set to arrive this week.
  • Deep & dark East Coast hip hop from legendary pair Mobb Deep.
  • Many of Sun Ra’s masterpieces return. He was a spaceship pilot you know?
  • Yuzo Koshiro’s acid house & DnB influenced ‘Street of Rage II’ is one of the best video game soundtracks going.
  • Double clear wax version of a 2006 record from seminal indie rockers Built To Spill.
  • Black Sabbath. A fitting live finale for one of the finest bands in history.
  • Really surprised Pavement never sued Coldplay for ripping off ‘Here’ from them but oh well.
  • Japanese import pressing of a pair of Haruomi Hosono cuts.
  • Pink Floyd captured live in New York in 1988.
  • Blue Note’s reissue series continues with ‘Tone Poet’ editions of McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey & Donald Byrd favourites.
  • Twelve 7’’ records are loaded up into this Amy Winehouse collection.
  • King Gizzard changed the game with the release on this one. Now Fuzz Club are reissuing it with alternative artwork.

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Featured albums

Helen Love
Astralasia and Friends
Zdenek Liska
Emma-Jean Thackray
Dirty Projectors
Emma-Jean Thackray
Anthony Moore
Ana Roxanne
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Ben Frost
The Distillers
The Twelve Hour Foundation
Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
The Psychotic Monks
The War On Drugs
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Amy Winehouse
Matthew Halsall
McCoy Tyner
Donald Byrd
Pink Floyd
The Specials
Jennifer Castle
Public Memory
Jetstream Pony
Nick Cave
Josephine Foster
Cabaret Voltaire
The Cribs
Luke Abbott
Taylor Swift
Chubby and The Gang
Haruomi Hosono
Black Sabbath
Silver Apples
Romeo Poirier
Yuzo Koshiro
Mobb Deep
Robbie Basho
Arthur Verocai
Mustafa Ozkent
Built To Spill