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Nurse With Wound, Albums of the Decade, Norman & Drew Millward Poster.

Lingua Ignota, Bastarda, Live Skull, Michel Banabila, Coil, Frank Zappa, Moondog, Mariah, Queens of the Stone Age, Fever Ray, Donato Dozzy, Sounds of Liberation.

  • Published: Thursday 19th December 2019

Norman’s Albums of the Decade, Frank Zappa, Michel Banabila.

Vegyn, DDT, DJ Seinfeld, Queens of the Stone Age, Shanti Celeste, Steven Rutter, Yasuaki Shimizu.

  • Published: Tuesday 17th December 2019

Oh Sees, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Four Tet, Fela Kuti.

Queens of the Stone Age, Dolly Mixture, Fela Kuti, Daniel Lopatin, Acid Mothers, Rema Rema, John Carpenter, Bruce Springsteen, The Low Anthem, Clipse.

  • Published: Thursday 12th December 2019

Nick Cave, Detox Twins, FKA twigs, Steve Hauschildt

Remember, remember the fifth of November? No, us neither - it’s over a month now since Burn The Beardy Man Day, and we’ve been rather busy here at Chateau Norman. One of the things that has kept us on our toes is all the excellent music that was released last month. Please find ten of the choicest morsels below.

  • Published: Wednesday 11th December 2019

Throbbing Gristle, Four Tet, Coil, The Cult of Dom Keller.

Global Communication, Fever Ray, Sorry, Fela Kuti, The Magnetic Fields, The Home Current, Raconteurs, Ween.

  • Published: Tuesday 10th December 2019

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Nadia Reid (Dinked), John Frusciante.

American Football Competition, Big Stick, IDLES, Pan American, Arab Strap, The House of Love, Raime, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Clark, Burial, Squarepusher, Cabaret Voltaire.

  • Published: Thursday 5th December 2019

Nadia Reid (Dinked), John Frusciante, Arab Strap, Burial.

Cabaret Voltaire, Arab Strap, Mariah, GAS, Gang Starr, The Home Current, IDLES, 65daysofstatic.

  • Published: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Stereolab, Juniore, Moses Boyd, Sonar with David Torn.

Tune-Yards, Guerilla Toss, JME, clipping., Blueboy, XTC, Beat Happening, Roy Montgomery, Greg Foat, Flo & Spicey.

  • Published: Thursday 28th November 2019

Stereolab, Douglas Dare (Dinked), Prince, Tune-Yards

The Low Anthem, Guerilla Toss, JME, Roy Montgomery, Merzbow

  • Published: Tuesday 26th November 2019

Exclusive Norman Vinyl, Oh Sees, Detox Twins, Squarepusher.

American Football, Kim Gordon, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Anne Müller, Leonard Cohen, Agalloch, Deerhoof, Ben Frost, Moloko, Laibach, Chapterhouse.

  • Published: Thursday 21st November 2019

Pale Saints, Danny Brown, Ben Frost, Beck.

Chapterhouse, Laibach, Moloko, Deerhoof, Erik Satie, Leon Vynehall, Shit & Shine, The Pooh Sticks.

  • Published: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Steve Hauschildt, Tindersticks, Warp Sessions, Scorn, TOY

Craven Faults, JOHN, Dr. Dre, Suede, Jim O’Rourke, Andy Stott, Acid Mother’s Temple, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, DJ Shadow, The Clash, Molly Nilsson.

  • Published: Thursday 14th November 2019

Warp Live Sessions, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, TOY, Leon Vynehall.

Josef K, The Clash, Arthur Russell, Tindersticks, Jeffrey Lewis, Steve Hauschildt, DJ Shadow, Steve Lacy.

  • Published: Tuesday 12th November 2019

FKA twigs, Mount Eerie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mark Hollis.

The Specials, MONO, Chapterhouse, Moor Mother, Can, Gene Clark, The Fall, Hiro Kone, Giant Swan, Karenn, Psychic Lemon.

  • Published: Thursday 7th November 2019

DIIV, Kim Gordon, Pelada, Ernest Hood

This was the month where I wanted to give Bach a slot in this most hallowed of albums of the month lists. But I figured, old Johann has probably received more than enough plaudits in the last three centuries and instead we should give some young 'uns the chance to shine. The Bach record Jonny Greenwood released on his new label is phenomenal, mind. Once you've finished listening to...

  • Published: Wednesday 6th November 2019

FKA twigs, Craven Faults, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Can.

Thurston Moore, The Fall, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Moor Mother, Have A Nice Life, Nurse With Wound, Chapterhouse.

  • Published: Tuesday 5th November 2019

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, The Low Anthem (Dinked Archive), Fenella.

Dalham, Omni, Anna Meredith, The Pop Group, Cornelius, Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox, Ty Segall, R.E.M., Sudan Archives, Bob Dylan.

  • Published: Thursday 31st October 2019

Tame Impala, Algiers (Dinked), A Winged Victory For The Sullen.

Anna Meredith, Fenella (Jane Weaver), Omni, Björk, Mika Vainio, Warmduscher.

  • Published: Tuesday 29th October 2019

Sunn O))), Squirrel Flower (Dinked), Mikal Cronin, Deathprod.

Grouper, The Jam, Misfits, Ariel Pink, The Fall, Petbrick, Teebs, XTC, King Crimson, Pulp, Moloko, Black Marble, Scott Walker, Desert Sessions, Pinback.

  • Published: Thursday 24th October 2019

Sunn O))), Neil Young, Mikal Cronin, Guided By Voices, Desert Sessions.

Petbrick, Zonal, The Fall, King Crimson, Tool, The Jam, Super Furry Animals, Psychic TV, XTC, The Kinks.

  • Published: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Battles, Beck, Mark Lanegan, PJ Harvey, Floating Points, Coil.

Shorelights, Carla dal Forno, Abul Mogard, clipping., Om, Foals, The Dukes of Stratosphear, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Matana Roberts.

  • Published: Thursday 17th October 2019

Floating Points, PJ Harvey, Battles, Carla dal Forno, Om.

Sufjan Stevens, Foals, The Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC), Mark Lanegan, Om, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Shorelights, Hood.

  • Published: Tuesday 15th October 2019

Kim Gordon, Codes In The Clouds, Polytechnic Youth, Richard Dawson

Big Thief, Lightning Bolt, Mogwai, Slowdive, Gary Numan, Emptyset, 808 State, Ernest Hood, Stephen Mallinder, Mosca

  • Published: Thursday 10th October 2019

Kim Gordon, Big Thief, Scott Walker, Mogwai, Slowdive

Richard Dawson, Kurt Vile, The Wedding Present, Lightning Bolt, Gary Numan, HTRK, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man.

  • Published: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Odd Nosdam, Ironomi, Fly Pan Am, (Sandy) Alex G

September was an exciting month at Norman Records as we welcomed two new members of staff to our Sixties Brutalist Concrete Tower Block™. We also welcomed some great new music, before dressing it up nice and warm and sending it out to our lovely customers. Here are the albums it’s been hardest to say goodbye to.

  • Published: Friday 4th October 2019

Angel Olsen, Zonal, Vic Mars, Wilco, Portico Quartet.

DIIV, Boris, The Cult of Free Love, Roland Kayn, Magic Seas, Mark Hollis, Bruno Bavota, WIVES, Operating Theatre, SQÜRL.

  • Published: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Angel Olsen, DIIV, 10% Off Reductions, Penguin Cafe, Portico Quartet.

JOHN, Wilco, Blood Orange, Boris, Vic Mars, Beastie Boys, Minor Pieces, WIVES, OMD, Dome.

  • Published: Tuesday 1st October 2019

Mark Hollis, Smoke Fairies (Dinked), Desert Sessions, Telefon Tel Aviv.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Competition), Moon Duo, Susumu Yokota, Prefab Sprout, Interpol, Tyler, the Creator, Goldfrapp, The Beatles, HTRK.

  • Published: Thursday 26th September 2019

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Girl Band.

65daysofstatic, Alessandro Cortini, Dinosaur Jr., Moon Duo, Can, GLOK, Telefon Tel Aviv, Polytechnic Youth, Dope (Julian Cope).

  • Published: Tuesday 24th September 2019

Warp Records EPs, Fly Pan Am, M83, Nils Frahm.

Cult of Luna, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Paranoid London, Joe-Armon Jones, Thurston Moore, Hiss Golden Messenger, Melvins, Steve Moore.

  • Published: Thursday 19th September 2019

Sufjan Stevens, Massive Attack, M83, Efterklang, The Caretaker.

The Cosmic Dead, Mudhoney, LIFE, Cult of Luna, Roxy Girls, Nils Frahm, Hiss Golden Messenger, Melvins.

  • Published: Tuesday 17th September 2019

(Sandy) Alex G, Jenny Hval, Tindersticks, Neil Young, Thurston Moore.

Gruff Rhys, Belle and Sebastian, Stereolab, Pixies, Lee Hazelwood, Chelsea Wolfe, Alex Cameron, The Telescopes, The Utopia Strong, Boris, Barry Gray.

  • Published: Thursday 12th September 2019

FKA Twigs, Dry Cleaning, Jeffrey Lewis, Steve Hauschildt.

The Telescopes, Prince, Metronomy, Piano Magic, Charli XCX, Stereolab, Jenny Hval, Gene Clark.

  • Published: Tuesday 10th September 2019

Blanck Mass, Nérija, HTRK, Charles Mingus

Sounding “personal” and having “personality” are traits music fans seem to all value in their favourite record. There’s even consensus among musicians, this month alone we sold two records named for that most personal of pronouns, “I”. One of the few things that unites much of the music Norman has enjoyed over the years is personality, and the records of August 2019 were no different.

 

  • Published: Friday 6th September 2019

Bat for Lashes, Grouper, Richard Hawley, Stereolab.

Odd Nosdam, Fennesz, Iggy Pop, Steve Lacy, Astral TV, Throbbing Gristle.

  • Published: Thursday 5th September 2019

Odd Nosdam, Iggy Pop, Echo & The Bunnymen, Stereolab.

Hildur Guðnadóttir (‘Chernobyl’), Steve Lacy, Fad Gadget, Bat For Lashes, Moloko, L'épée.

  • Published: Tuesday 3rd September 2019

HTRK, Floating Points, Beth Gibbons, Sunn O)))

Lana Del Rey, Pharmakon, (Sandy) Alex G, Crass, Whitney, Vatican Shadow

  • Published: Thursday 29th August 2019

Bon Iver, Carter Tutti Void, HTRK, Oh Sees

The Declining Winter, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Ezra Furman, The Heavy Metal Cowboys of Botswana.

  • Published: Tuesday 27th August 2019

Dinked (Fenella/Jane Weaver), Tropical F. Storm, Horsebeach.

Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon (Competition), Working Men’s Club, The Teardrop Explodes, Joanna Brouk, Redd Kross.

  • Published: Thursday 22nd August 2019

Kim Gordon, Four Tet, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Tropical F. Storm.

Charles Mingus, Lightning Bolt, Stephen Mallinder, Jay Som, Shannon Lay, Sheer Mag.

  • Published: Tuesday 20th August 2019

Blanck Mass, Bobby Krlic, Jason Lytle, Ulver, Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert.

Uniform & The Body, Eric Serra, The Hold Steady, King Gizzard, Ride, Sleater-Kinney.

  • Published: Thursday 15th August 2019

Thom Yorke, Lingua Ignota, Polypores, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Last month Thom Yorke was probably worried about climate change (as are we) but other than the latest from Radiohead’s most anxious member, July 2019 saw the release of a number of albums that explore the power of the voice including a metal classicist, a Venezuelan party, and a righteous jazz choir.

  • Published: Tuesday 13th August 2019

Girl Band, King Gizzard, Ride, The Murder Capital, Sleater-Kinney.

Big Thief, Here Lies Man, Blanck Mass, Explosions In The Sky, Dinosaur Jr., Bobby Krlic.

  • Published: Tuesday 13th August 2019

Battles, The Bug & Burial, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Pastor T.L. Barrett.

Kandodo 3, Monarch, Marika Hackman, Bdrmm, Zero 7, John Carpenter & Alan Howarth.

  • Published: Thursday 8th August 2019

Burial & The Bug, Codes In The Clouds, Arctic Monkeys, kandodo 3.

Zero 7, Marika Hackman, The Wedding Present, Coil, Raekwon.

  • Published: Tuesday 6th August 2019

GLOK (Andy Bell), Nérija, Mikal Cronin, Angel Olsen.

Portico Quartet, Ty Segall, Russian Circles, Sons of Kemet, The Wedding Present.

  • Published: Thursday 1st August 2019

Ty Segall, Idles, Four Tet, Blur, Tomorrow Syndicate.

Sonic Youth, Jay Reatard, The Wedding Present, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Thom Yorke, Föllakzoid.

  • Published: Tuesday 30th July 2019

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Fennesz, Carla dal Forno, Fad Gadget.

DIIV, Warmduscher, Sarathy Korwar, Japanese Television, Watine.

  • Published: Thursday 25th July 2019

Allah Las (Dinked), Odd Nosdam (Exclusive), Freddie Gibbs & Madlib.

Fugazi, Solange, Sounds of Liberation, Fennesz, Makaya McCraven.

  • Published: Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Thom Yorke, Siavash Amini, Pooh Sticks, Comet Gain (Dinked).

Siavash Amini, The Cramps, The Total Rejection, Prince, Wild Billy Childish.

  • Published: Thursday 18th July 2019

Thom Yorke, Prince, Brian Eno, Dope.

Crass, The Flaming Lips, Craven Faults, Trash Kit, Ludovico Einaudi.

  • Published: Tuesday 16th July 2019

Polypores, Bobby Krlic (The Haxan Cloak), Bon Iver, Khruangbin.

Charles Mingus, Drab Majesty, Félicia Atkinson, Pere Ubu, Nivhek, Floating Points.

  • Published: Thursday 11th July 2019

Equiknoxx, Bruce Springsteen, Ellen Arkbro, Mort Garson

It was Father’s Day in June, so what better to get through the dad month than some dad music? Kevin Martin and Bill Callahan both explore the anxieties of parenthood, while Bruce Springsteen is a bit more interested in being embarrassing to your kids. We even enjoyed music by some actual children, from buzz bands’ black midi.

  • Published: Thursday 11th July 2019

Stereolab, Pottery, New Order, King Gizzard, Polypores

Plus The Velvet Underground, Silver Mountains, Captain Beefheart, Floating Points

  • Published: Tuesday 9th July 2019

Mid-Year Review, Jesca Hoop, Prettiest Eyes, Anderson .Paak.

Ø (Mika Vainio), Suicide, Melvins, Bonobo.

  • Published: Thursday 4th July 2019

Bonobo, Thom Yorke, Jesca Hoop.

Sigur Rós, Melvins, BEAK>, Suicide, Minami Deutsch, Muslimgauze, Oren Ambarchi.

  • Published: Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Moon Duo (inc. Dinked Edition), Robbie Basho, Equiknoxx, Rod Modell, and 20% off a load of things.

Plus Eye Make the Horizon, Joy Division, The Dead Normal, Nivhek. 

  • Published: Thursday 27th June 2019

Oh Sees, Thom Yorke, Kevin Richard Martin, Robbie Basho.

Plus Björk, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tunng, Mono, Acid Mothers Temple.

  • Published: Tuesday 25th June 2019

Tropical Fuck Storm, black midi, Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly.

Injury Reserve, White Manna, Band of Holy Joy, Ebi Soda.

  • Published: Thursday 20th June 2019

black midi, Floating Points, Mort Garson, Working Men’s Club.

McCarthy, Hatchie, The Gentlemen Losers, Hot Chip, Thee Oh Sees, 65daysofstatic, Jane Weaver.

  • Published: Tuesday 18th June 2019

Bill Callahan, Here Lies Man, Tess Parks, The Quiet Temple.

Yeasayer, Laurence Pike, Melodien, Listening Center, Joy Division.

  • Published: Thursday 13th June 2019

Featuring Tim Hecker, Don Cherry, Holly Herndon, Mahatma X, and more...

Warning: this update feature the word "jazz" a whole bunch. Phil assures me that every month is a jazz month, so maybe I’m just particularly attuned to the word at the moment. Either way, May’s best records feature the full range of jazz musics: definitely jazz, definitely not jazz, and jazz adjacent. Something for everyone then!

  • Published: Wednesday 12th June 2019

Bill Callahan, Nivhek, Buzzcocks, Shellac, Burial.

Calexico and Iron & Wine, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Tempest, The Dandy Warhols, The Murder Capital, Twin Peaks Soundtrack.

  • Published: Tuesday 11th June 2019

JK Flesh, Sarah Davachi, Blanck Mass, Temples, Pixies

Dome, The Mattson 2, PicaPica, Meat Beat Manifesto, Gas, Pelican

  • Published: Thursday 6th June 2019

Vanishing Twin, Craven Faults, Plaid, The Modern Lovers

Captain Beefheart, Sonic Youth, Melvins, Baroness, 65daysofstatic, FKA Twigs, Nas, Treeboy & Arc, Yeasayer

  • Published: Tuesday 4th June 2019

Sarah Davachi & Ariel Kalma, Gnoomes, Burial, Pip Blom

Eluvium, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Consumer Electronics, Richard Hawley, Placebo

  • Published: Thursday 30th May 2019

Gnoomes, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Doves, Nivhek (aka Grouper)

Pip Blom, Eluvium, Dalham, Sacred Paws, Colin Potter, Placebo, Doves, Consumer Electronics

  • Published: Tuesday 28th May 2019

Flying Lotus, Black Mountain, Sebadoh, Earth, Coil.

Cate Le Bon, The Claim, Hayden Thorpe, Amyl & the Sniffers, Hood, Thee Oh Sees and Tears For Fears.

  • Published: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Flying Lotus, Earth, Cate Le Bon, Sebadoh

Plus Amyl & The Sniffers, Black Mountain, Tim Hecker, Morphine, Coil, and more. 

  • Published: Tuesday 21st May 2019

The National, Interpol, St Etienne, Ian Crause (Disco Inferno) DJINN

Plus Josephine Wiggs, Olden Yolk, The Ballet, Caribou, Not Glass, Tycho.

  • Published: Thursday 16th May 2019

The National, Fennesz, Interpol, DJINN (Goat + Hills)

Plus St. Etienne, Hood, The Flying Lizards, Olden Yolk, Josephine Wiggs, and some tips on maintaining a slightly less environmentally-ruinous vinyl habit.

  • Published: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Sunn O))), Big Thief, Fat White Family, Susan James

Interrupted by the yearly irritant that is Record Store Day, April 2019 was actually no disaster on the new release front. So let’s pick out our favourites and re-tell you about them in case you missed them in all the ‘excitement’.

  • Published: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Death & Vanilla, Mac De Marco, Mahatma X, Holly Herndon

Plus Craig Leon, Clinic, Oliver Cherer, Sleaford Mods, Rozi Plain, 12K, Puce Mary, Tim Hecker, Steve Moore, Synkro, and more.

  • Published: Thursday 9th May 2019

Death & Vanilla, Mac De Marco, Holly Herndon, Mahatma X

Plus Oliver Cherer, Peggy Gou, Sleaford Mods, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Maps, and lots more...

  • Published: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Stereolab, Vampire Weekend, Big Thief, Flamingods, Drahla.

Plus Editors, Patience, Stuart A Staples, The Home Current, Dead Sea Apes, Protomartyr, Alfa Mist, and more, and more...

  • Published: Thursday 2nd May 2019

Stereolab, Flamingods, Vampire Weekend, Drahla, The Home Current

Plus Polypores, Big Thief, Chris Carter, Protomartyr, Lost Tribe Sound.

  • Published: Tuesday 30th April 2019

Sunn O))), King Gizzard, Guided By Voices, The Mountain Goats, Aldous Harding.

Plus Kevin Morby, Sound in Silence, Mammoth Penguins, Arovane & Porya Hatami.

  • Published: Thursday 25th April 2019

King Gizzard, The Mountain Goats, Josefin Ohrn, Aldous Harding

Thesis, Kevin Morby, Marissa Nadler, Plaid, Coil, The Wedding Present, and some Record Store Day remainder stuff.  

  • Published: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Insides, Stealing Sheep, Fat White Family, UT

Plus Carla Dal Forno, Loyle Carner, Bibio, Heather Woods Broderick, Nouvelle Vague, and more

  • Published: Thursday 18th April 2019

KH (Kieran Hebden), Stealing Sheep, Fat White Family, Sunn O)))

Wand, Heather Woods Broderick, Gang of Four, Western Edges, Peggy Goo, Centrum.

  • Published: Tuesday 16th April 2019

Fontaines DC, Wooden Shjips, Bibio, Jesca Hoop (Dinked Edition), Odd Nosdam.

Plus Mono, The Mekons, The Chemical Brothers, Witching Waves, The Cool Greenhouse, a guide to the 70s and several guides to looking after your records.

  • Published: Thursday 11th April 2019

Fontaines DC, Mono, Odd Nosdam, Bibio

Plus The Leisure Society, Abul Mogard, Mono, Ela Orleans, The Home Current, and loads more records you won’t need to queue up for.

  • Published: Tuesday 9th April 2019

MALK, These New Puritans, The Cinematic Orchestra, Akiko Yano

March 2019 or March 2053? It doesn't really matter as the Brexit negotiations will still be going on, and we'll still be plundering the month's best releases in an attempt to convince you they are worth the last of your money. Here's the latest lot.

  • Published: Tuesday 9th April 2019

Weyes Blood, Rozi Plain, WH Lung, New Order, Girls in Synthesis

Plus Spiral Stairs, The Drums, Bogdan Raczynski, Robert Hood, The Slits and some handy guides on how to care for your vinyl.

  • Published: Thursday 4th April 2019

Weyes Blood, WH Lung, New Order, Karen Dalton

The Drums, Girls In Synthesis, The Proper Ornaments, Martha, Damien Jurado, Salford Electronics.  

  • Published: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Interpol, Beth Gibbons, Ty Segall, UNKLE, Sophia, White Denim

Plus C. Duncan, Edwyn Collins, Cocteau Twins, Rain Tree Crow, The Underground Youth, Locust. 

  • Published: Thursday 28th March 2019

Fennesz, Ty Segall, Beth Gibbons, Sophia

Plus Thee Oh Sees, Rain Tree Crow, Sleaford Mods, Morton Subotnik, Cocteau Twins, and more.

  • Published: Tuesday 26th March 2019

These New Puritans, American Football, The Caretaker, Apparat

Plus Ibibio Sound Machine, Avey Tare (Dave), Iron & Wine, Duster, The Fernweh, Laurel Halo, Lakker, Minotaur Shock.  

  • Published: Thursday 21st March 2019

American Football, The Caretaker, These New Puritans, Apparat, Ibibio Sound Machine

Plus Lambchop, The Cinematic Orchestra, Avey Tare, Iron & Wine, Deaf Center, Shawty Pimp and loads more.

  • Published: Tuesday 19th March 2019

Vanishing Twin, Popol Vuh, Black Peaches (Dinked Edition), The Cinematic Orchestra

Matmos, Daniel Thorne, Rian Treanor, David Byrne, Holly Herndon and SPAWN

  • Published: Thursday 14th March 2019

Nyah Fearties, King Midas Sound, Galerie Stratique, Jessica Pratt

It was a slightly alarming February as at times it was about 20 degree warmer than last year. But who ever let society’s failure to address worldwide disaster get in the way of enjoying the sun? Or this month’s best releases for that matter?

  • Published: Wednesday 13th March 2019

Dinked 13, Holly Herndon, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Fall, The Cinematic Orchestra

Plus Stephen Malkmus, Yung Lean, Karen O & Danger Mouse, The Comet is Coming, Matmos...

  • Published: Tuesday 12th March 2019

Black Mountain (Dinked Edition), Mac Demarco, Stella Donnelly, William Basinski, New Order

Plus The National, Flight of t’Conchords, Kate Bush, Meat Puppets, and WELLER!

  • Published: Thursday 7th March 2019

The National, New Order, Stella Donnelly, Foals, Sophia and more

Plus Jim O’Rourke & Not Waving, Morton Subotnick, Meat Puppets, Flight of the Conchords, William Basinski. And a bunch of fresh reductions - 15% off! And another slew of hand-picked pre-orders. Phew.

  • Published: Tuesday 5th March 2019

Snapped Ankles, Royal Trux, Galerie Stratique, Chicago Odense Ensemble

New musics on Public House, Clay Pipe and Cardinal Fuzz plus new musics also from The Stroppies, Teen, Sophie Hutchings, Rema Rema, and loads more.

  • Published: Thursday 28th February 2019

Snapped Ankles, Death and Vanilla, Royal Trux, Robert Forster

All the week’s incoming stuff so far including Polytechnic Youth, Rema-Rema, Secret Machines, Sophie Hutchings, Yasuaki Shimizu.

  • Published: Tuesday 26th February 2019

Sleaford Mods, Julia Jacklin, King Midas Sound, Bilge Pump, Teeth Of The Sea

Plus David Sylvian, bvdub, Stereolab, Bayonne, James Yorkston, Half Japanese, Modeselektor and loads more things... 

  • Published: Thursday 21st February 2019

Sleaford Mods, Ibibio Sound Machine, King Midas Sound, James Yorkston

Plus Julia Jacklin, Bayonne, Bilge Pump, Half Japanese, The Young Gods, a feature on Mute, and a quick rundown of the latest pre-orders to look forward to. 

  • Published: Tuesday 19th February 2019

Pye Corner Audio, Homeshake, Piroshka, Ladytron, Visage Pâle

Castles in Space, Pinegrove, (yet more) David Bowie, StabUdown Productions and a rather brilliant Norman Records/Pye Corner Audio record bag.

  • Published: Thursday 14th February 2019

Pye Corner Audio, Piroshka, Bilge Pump, Homeshake

Plus: Czarface, Ladytron, Bis, Chicago Odense Ensemble, David Bowie and many, many more.

  • Published: Tuesday 12th February 2019

Jessica Pratt, Gnod, Panda Bear, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Craven Faults

Mercury Rev, Cass McCombs, Tommy Guerrero, The Lemonheads, The Stranger (aka The Caretaker), Nyah Fearties, Bob Mould, Mexican Summer, Sleaford Mods.   

  • Published: Thursday 7th February 2019

The Lemonheads, Bob Mould, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Panda Bear

Jessica Pratt, Mercury Rev, Gnod, Cass McCombs, Hauschka, Prince and - yes! - Razorlight. Plus the latest Label Watch - this time featuring the sun-dappled gods and goddesses of Mexican Summer. 

  • Published: Tuesday 5th February 2019

These New Puritans, Guided By Voices, Rustin Man, Prefab Sprout, Bowery Electric

Ice cold goodness from the likes of John Cameron, Boy Harsher, The Telescopes, and Andrew Wasylyk. Plus more Pye Corner Audio bags, more cheap stuff, and the latest big pre-orders.  

  • Published: Thursday 31st January 2019

Nkisi, Rustin Man, Gum Takes Tooth, The Twilight Sad, and more

As it accounts for seemingly most of the year, you’d expect January to have plenty of good new releases. Disappointingly, to our ears anyway, there haven't actually been that many. Which isn't the same as none, so here are the very best bits. 

  • Published: Thursday 31st January 2019

Beirut, Guided By Voices, Rustin Man, Bivouac

Tirzah & Micah, Ian Brown, Prefab Sprout, Ex:re, Bowery Electric, The Cardigans, The Telescopes, British Murder Boys and a whole lotta exciting pre-orders...

  • Published: Tuesday 29th January 2019

Swervedriver, Toy, William Tyler, Mono, GAS, Rolando Simmonds

Green River, Gum Takes Tooth, Earl Sweatshirt, Red Stars CPR, Nils Frahm and loads more.

  • Published: Thursday 24th January 2019

Pye Corner Audio, Swervedriver, Mono, Julia Kent, Toy

Lashings of goodness including Earl Sweatshirt, Mark Stewart, Green River, William Tyler and Nude Party.   

  • Published: Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Sharon Van Etten, The Twilight Sad, Deerhunter, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and another Dinked for ya

Loads of stuff including Cinematic Orchestra, 4AD, Julian Lynch, Bardo Pond, Steven Stapleton and David Tibet, loads of pre-orders and the return of our legendary reviews!

  • Published: Thursday 17th January 2019

Cinematic Orchestra / Rozi Plain (Dinked Edition) / Deerhunter / Twilight Sad / Sharon Van Etten / Bardo Pond

Cinematic Orchestra, Rozi Plain, Steve Mason, Toro Y Moi, Julian Lynch, Steve Gunn, GAS, the Messthetics, loads of pre-orders, a new Dinked edition. The lot!

  • Published: Tuesday 15th January 2019

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Noyzelab, Nicolas Jaar, Max Richterand we gaze into the crystal ball for 2019

A small batch of new and reissued vinyl is now in stock. Plus: take a trip with us into the future that is now - 2019.    

  • Published: Thursday 10th January 2019

You Tell Me, Gnod, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Mac De Marco

Stuff actually arriving from Silent Servant, The Delines, Chris Carter, Ultramarine and loads more. Plus: cheap classic vinyl and loads of new pre-orders.  

  • Published: Tuesday 8th January 2019

Rick & Morty, Daughters, MALK, Terry Riley, Staff Top 5s

We’re back! Read about all the exciting new releases to ease us gently into the New Year. And, um, hmm, we have Staff Top 5’s and a few restock bits. Will that do? Full-strength soon...

  • Published: Thursday 3rd January 2019

Music news and albums reviews from 2018

Albums of the Year 2018 + few preorders + Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at Norman Records!

  • Published: Monday 31st December 2018

Noyzelab, Gnod, Polytechnic Youth, Objekt, Peggy Gou, Last-Minute In-Stock Gifts

Our final round-up of the year. Last-minute gift ideas, 2018's Best Sellers, and our very best Christmas wishes!  

  • Published: Thursday 20th December 2018

Polytechnic Youth, 2018's Best Sellers, Peggy Gou, The Gentleman Losers, Space Afrika

Final shouts for Christmas, plus a smattering of newbies, some decent reissues, 2018's best sellers, Atmosphere re-press, Mark Leckey 10”, Shinichi Atobe and...not much more.

  • Published: Tuesday 18th December 2018

Kamaal Williams, Olan Mill, Teenage Fanclub, Elektroids, and more

It's the penultimate update before Christmas so the releases are slowing down, but we've still got record-shaped things from The Beta Band, Siouxsie, Berceuse Heroique and the Guttersnipe person - as well as a load of preorders to look forward to.

  • Published: Thursday 13th December 2018

Super Furry Animals, Denis Sulta, Death in Vegas, Polytechnic Youth

The new releases slow down now so it's a reissue-fest this week, including Beastie Boys, Atmosphere, The Clangers, and Bivouac. But there are plenty of preorders to sniff around too.

  • Published: Tuesday 11th December 2018

Chris Carter, Aidan Moffatt & RM Hubbert, This Mortal Coil, Delroy Edwards & Dean Blunt

All this week’s stuff including Amor, Public Service Broadcasting, The Sight Below, King Creosote and lots more.

  • Published: Thursday 6th December 2018

SOPHIE, This Mortal Coil, Charlemagne Palestine, Aidan Moffatt & RM Hubbert

..and Public Service Broadcasting, Denis Sulta, Laurie Spiegel - plus our Christmas Gift Guide, Vinyl Advent Calendar and a rundown of December's best pre-orders. 

  • Published: Tuesday 4th December 2018

The Fernweh, Drew McDowell, Northerner, Ed Harcourt, Daughters

The records that soundtracked the misery of travelling on Northern Rail, getting soaked to near death by relentless rain, standing in endless queues at shops, Black Friday, and the oncoming Slade/Band Aid/Wizzard apocalypse.

  • Published: Monday 3rd December 2018

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Jason Williamson, The Fernweh, David Firth

All the week’s stuff including Drew McDowell, The 1975, Yellow6, John Carpenter, Rrose, Pixies, and Acid Mothers Temple. 

  • Published: Thursday 29th November 2018

Pixies, Brian Jonestown Massacre, David Bowie, Opal Tapes, The Fernweh

Another week of things including Yellow6, Why?, Jeff Tweedy, Idles, David Bowie, Opal Tapes, Kate Bush and everything in between.

  • Published: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Polytechnic Youth, Vessel, NYZ, The Breeders, Bong, Northerner

Jacco Gardner, Songs Ohia, Ostgut Ton, Ed Harcourt, Bong, Free Love, and a Black Friday preview for you.

  • Published: Thursday 22nd November 2018

Polytechnic Youth, Songs Ohia, Rick and Morty, Northerner, Bong

A sneak preview of our Album of the Year, Black Friday releases, Jacco Gardner, Loscil, Laibach, The Go-Betweens and all sorts.  

  • Published: Tuesday 20th November 2018

Colin Potter, Bagpuss, Ryley Walker, Hen Ogledd, Brian Eno, King Gizzard

All this week’s new stuff in one place. Try these for size: Kate Bush, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, Josephine Foster, the Mistys, the Beatles, Eliane Radigue and so much more...  

  • Published: Thursday 15th November 2018

Brian Eno, Bagpuss, Kate Bush, King Gizzard, Smashing Pumpkins

New stuff coming from The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Ryley Walker, Robert Hood, Colin Potter, B12, Hen Ogledd.

  • Published: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Brian Eno, Bagpuss, Kate Bush, King Gizzard, Smashing Pumpkins

New stuff coming from The Good, The Bad and The Queen, Ryley Walker, Robert Hood, Colin Potter, B12, Hen Ogledd.

  • Published: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Stereolab, Sufjan Stevens, Studio Ghibli, Sun Kil Moon, J Mascis

All the new things from Stephen Steinbrink, Goat, Sun Kil Moon, WIDT x Christoph de Babalon, ZULI, Sh*t & Shine, BEAST.

  • Published: Thursday 8th November 2018

Thom Yorke, Julia Holter, Daniel Brandt, Kristin Hersh, Hairband, Guttersnipe

The best records ready to be drowned out by the sound of our heaters whirring into life. Best listened to through industrial strength ear muffs.

  • Published: Tuesday 6th November 2018

Stereolab, J Mascis, Charles Bradley, the Beatles, Studio Ghibli

Tuesday-friendly stuff from Bibio, Sun Kil Moon, Objekt, the Wave Pictures, Noyzelab and Stephen Steinbrink.

  • Published: Tuesday 6th November 2018

Ian William Craig, Benoit Pioulard, Thought Gang, Demdike Stare, OCS & more!

All this week's stuff including Malcolm Middleton, Dead Can Dance, Jon Spencer, Liars, Causa Sui, Guttersnipe.

  • Published: Thursday 1st November 2018

Ian William Craig, Deerhunter, Polytechnic Youth, Guttersnipe, OCS

Early week arrivals from Dead Can Dance, Causa Sui, Kode 9 & Burial, Blawan and Bruce Springsteen plus all your latest pre-orders.

  • Published: Tuesday 30th October 2018

Thom Yorke, Julia Holter, Cardinal Fuzz, Jessica Moss

New stuff in from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Klaus Johann Grobe, Ty Segall, Dopplereffekt, Kiran Leonard, Spacemen 3, Twilight Sad.   

  • Published: Thursday 25th October 2018

Thom Yorke, Julia Holter, Ty Segall This Mortal Coil

Stuff due from Concretism, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Current 93, Guttersnipe, Craven Faults and the Kinks!  

  • Published: Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Will Oldham, David Sylvian, Songs: Ohia, Neneh Cherry

Lots of newbies, including The Lucid Dream, Charalambides, Blue Orchids and Hairband. Plus a round-up of the best upcoming pre-orders.  

  • Published: Thursday 18th October 2018

King Gizzard, Stereolab, the Lucid Dream, Coil, John Carpenter

New Will Oldham, Insecure Men, a Jason Williamson book, David Sylvian and Silver Jews re-issues and another of our genre guides to chew over. 

  • Published: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Goatman, Daniel Brandt, Kurt Vile, The KVB, Carla Dal Forno

Goat side project fun, new Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe, a good the Fall re-issue, William Basinski + Lawrence English get deep, cheap Evil Hoodoo titles. Bye Robin.

  • Published: Thursday 11th October 2018

Goatman, the KVB, Kate Bush, Connan Mockasin

Actual records and things for the week including Kurt Vile, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Yves Tumor, Factory Floor, John Grant.  

  • Published: Tuesday 9th October 2018

Cat Power, Brian Eno, Benoit Pioulard, Kristin Hersh

Loads of Brian Eno re-issues to pre-order. Plus new stuff from Cat Power, Kristen Hersh, Fecked Up, Matt Berry and Uncle Acid. There's even some new-but-not-new Echo & The Bunnymen.

  • Published: Thursday 4th October 2018

Lonnie Holly, Sarah Davachi, The Declining Winter, BEAK, Tim Hecker, Macintosh Plus

Autumn already, eh? Let's delve through the last few weeks before the heating goes on permanently. Lots of good things happened last month, and there are some good things to look forward to in October too.

  • Published: Thursday 4th October 2018

Sharon Van Etten, Cat Power, Puce Mary, Mount Eerie, Blood Orange

Pre-order the new Mount Eerie live album plus have a glance at this week’s releases including Kristin Hersh, Swearin’ and Cat Power.

  • Published: Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Tim Hecker, Pixies, Macintosh Plus, Stereolab, The Caretaker

Big box Pixies and Stereolab records to help you remember your indie roots plus new ambient music from Tim Hecker and the Caretaker and so many Pigs you won’t know what to do with them.

  • Published: Thursday 27th September 2018

Pixies, the Caretaker, Stereolab, Tim Hecker, Halloween III

Loads of re-issues and a few actual new records including several Pigs, Danielson, Marissa Nadler, John Carpenter, plus 50+ hand picked pre-orders.

  • Published: Tuesday 25th September 2018

Beak, Brainfeeder, Gazelle Twin, Johann Johannsson, The Declining Winter, Felt

Loads of things including three (!) Albums of the Week plus new Brainfeeder, Villagers, Suede, Felt, Prince, The Field, Christine & The Queens and lots of other good stuff. Well done us!

  • Published: Thursday 20th September 2018

BEAK, The Field, The Declining Winter, Felt, Johann Johannsson

Another big week full of quality items such as a new record by Prince, the next batch of Felt re-issues, a wonderful the Durutti Column retrospective, and Johann Johannsson’s final work.

  • Published: Tuesday 18th September 2018

Aphex Twin, Low, Sleaford Mods, Throbbing Gristle, bvdub, Mark McGuire

Our busiest week yet, with autumn's big hitters beginning to land including Aphex Twin, Low, Mark McGuire, Sleaford Mods, The Goon Sax, The Chills, Pale Waves, The Beta Band, Sarah Davachi and loads more.

  • Published: Thursday 13th September 2018

Aphex Twin, Low, Sleaford Mods, Throbbing Gristle

Just look at those big-hitters. But that’s not all. There's more: The Goon Sax, The Chills, Jungle, Coil and even some Siouxsie and the Banshees reissues. Phew.

  • Published: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Spiritualized, Sauna Youth, The Cardiacs, Julia Holter

Plenty to offer this week for the discerning buyer of records with new ones from Julia Holter, Teleman, Waxahatchee, Menace Beach, Per Norgard, Thomas Fehlmann, and more.

  • Published: Thursday 6th September 2018

Thom Yorke, Spiritualized, Teleman, Deepchord, The Cardiacs, and a useful pre-orders round-up for you

Our early week look at all the exciting things due in stock such as Deepchord, Menace Beach, Karen Dalton, Spiritualized and whoever else.

  • Published: Tuesday 4th September 2018

Tirzah, Mitski, Kathryn Joseph, Oh Sees, Death Cab For Cutie

Well, August was august. Geddit? Respected. Impressive. Never mind. Without further ado, let's wade into our monthly round up of the bits we liked and what we can look forward to in September.

  • Published: Friday 31st August 2018

Mogwai, Sufjan Stevens, Thou, Idles, Anna Calvi

Stare down inertia with brand new records from Mogwai, Thou, Marie Davidson, Mogwho, Big Red Machine, Mogwhen, Tomberlin, Eartheater… and lots moregwai.

  • Published: Thursday 30th August 2018

Mogwai, Thou, Eartheater, Mac DeMarco demos

  • Published: Tuesday 28th August 2018

White Denim, Tunng, Autechre, Sleep, Interpol

Here we are again with all this week’s stuff. Choose from a wonderful collection of new vinyl from the likes of Autechre, Interpol, Tape Loop Orchestra, John T Gast and many more.

  • Published: Thursday 23rd August 2018

Autechre, Interpol, Blood Orange, Sleep, Japan

Loads of exciting new things this week including those Autechre NTS Sessions, new White Denim, Tunng, Interpol.

  • Published: Tuesday 21st August 2018

Mitski, Oh Sees, Papa M, Stereolab, Animal Collective

Packed with Stereolab vinyl reissues, new records from Oh Sees and Papa M, plus a billion other reissues including Why? and This Heat. Oof. Too many.

  • Published: Thursday 16th August 2018

Oh Sees, Papa M, Animal Collective, Craven Faults, Coil, Why?

Best pre-orders for August and beyond, Oh Sees, Death Cab For Cutie, Anna Meredith, This Heat and so much more.

  • Published: Tuesday 14th August 2018

Aphex Twin, Goatman, Teenage Fanclub, Tirzah, Kathryn Joseph

Enjoy amazin’ new records from Tirzah and Kathryn Joseph, and also continue to anticipate Aphex Twin, because we know you, and that’s what you like to do.

  • Published: Thursday 9th August 2018

Tony Molina, Laurel Halo, Helena Hauff, Shawty Pimp, and more

It's been a real polymath month, has July. Gems all over the shop. It's hard to know where to start, so let's just get talking.

  • Published: Wednesday 8th August 2018

Tirzah, Teenage Fanclub, Kathryn Joseph, The Fall

Loads of records to keep you going while we wait for the Aphex Twin to get announced.

  • Published: Tuesday 7th August 2018









Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Virginia Wing, Kamasi Washington, Mark Fell, and more

Here we are again with a quick round-up of what happened musically in June 2018. We won't mention the football.

  • Published: Monday 9th July 2018


Pram, Tim Hecker, Boards of Canada, Sarah Records, Reductions

It's blistering hot, so naturally there's a new album from The Chills of all people to add to the mental torture.

  • Published: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Wire, Raime, Miss Red, John Coltrane, NYZ, Gorillaz

  • Published: Thursday 28th June 2018

Aphex Twin, Let’s Eat Grandma, John Coltrane, Tropics

Who knew of the secret contained within the new Kamazi Washington vinyl? Not us. Warning: involves knives.

  • Published: Tuesday 26th June 2018





Virginia Wing, Sleaford Mods, serpentwithfeet, Gruff Rhys, cheap stuff!

A week notable mainly for an exceptionally good debut album.

  • Published: Thursday 7th June 2018



Arctic Monkeys, Courtney Barnett, Half Man Half Biscuit, Ryley Walker, and more

May has been good. It contained one enormo-surprise and some records as worthy as anything else released in 2018.

  • Published: Wednesday 30th May 2018




Courtney Barnett, Ryley Walker, Parquet Courts, GAS

  • Published: Thursday 17th May 2018

GAS, Gnod, Courtney Barnett, Ryley Walker, Wire

  • Published: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Beach House, Arctic Monkeys, Idris Ackamoor

  • Published: Thursday 10th May 2018

Arctic Monkeys, Beach House, Shinichi Atobe

  • Published: Tuesday 8th May 2018

Iceage, Gnod, Pinkshinyultrablast, Slows

  • Published: Thursday 3rd May 2018


The Best Records of April 2018

  • Published: Friday 27th April 2018

Coil, Grouper, Speedy Ortiz, Deep Distance, Huerco S

  • Published: Thursday 26th April 2018


Belong, Stars of the Lid, Sufjan Stevens, Mouse on Mars

  • Published: Thursday 19th April 2018

Stars of the Lid, Concretism, Belong, Drinks

  • Published: Tuesday 17th April 2018


Kamasi Washington, The Caretaker, Sarah Davachi, u-Ziq

  • Published: Tuesday 10th April 2018








Young Fathers, Eric Chenaux, Oneida, Clay Pipe

  • Published: Thursday 8th March 2018




Lake Ruth, The Other People Place, Felt, Palm, Taylor Deupree

  • Published: Thursday 22nd February 2018


Thundercat, Ride, Sun Kil Moon, Ought, Courtney Barnett

  • Published: Thursday 15th February 2018


Coil, Disco Inferno, Mica Levi, Franz Ferdinand

  • Published: Thursday 8th February 2018




Nils Frahm, Khruangbin, Ty Segall, Time Released Sound

  • Published: Thursday 25th January 2018


Yo La Tengo, Cocteau Twins, Shopping, Tuneyards

  • Published: Thursday 18th January 2018


Cavern of Anti-Matter, The Breeders, MALK, Harbinger Sound

  • Published: Thursday 11th January 2018




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