Genre pick of the week Cover of I'm Down With That by Boss.


I'm Down With That

    BOSS are Guro Gikling of All We Are, Theresa Wayman of Warpaint, Sarah Jones, who has previously drummed for Hot Chip and Yeasayer, and Speedy Wunderground head-honcho Dan Carey, who has recently been involved in the Sexwitch project with Natasha Khan and TOY.

    In the time honoured spirit of the label, the single was produced in a day at Dan’s south London studio and is their first release, yet the inception of the band goes back to 2012 when Dan met Theresa at a festival in Slovakia (he would also later produce All We Are’s debut album).

    “Being a Warpaint fan I found her backstage and told her I was the best psychedelic rock producer in the world,” remembers Dan.

    “The exact words of her response were ’that’s the last fucking thing we need. See you later.’ “

    Despite the inauspicious meeting, Dan would later be recruited to work on Theresa’s forthcoming solo album and having met Guro on tour, Theresa invited her to also work on the long-player.

    Born out of these album sessions, the BOSS track came out of post recording jams and after recruiting drummer Sarah Jones, a 20 second snatch of an almost 15 hour jam was eventually worked into ‘I’m Down With That’.

    Action Pact

    Singles 81/84

      From Stanwell, in Middlesex Action Pact’s singer George Cheex was 15 years old when their first single ‘Heathrow Touchdown’ was released, in October 1981. Two of the band's contributions to the EP, "London Bouncers" and "All Purpose Action Footwear", got the attention of BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. He played the single many times and wanted the band to record their first session, which they did on 22 February 1982.[1] They recorded "People", "Suicide Bag", "Mindless Aggression", "Losers", and "Cowslick Blues". The resulting demo tape caught the attention of the fledgling label Fall Out Records, which signed the band as the first act on its roster. !Action Pact!'s label debut, the Suicide Bag EP, was released in July 1982 and rocketed to the top of the British punk chart. Limited to 500 copies, this retrospective on one of the hidden gems of early british punk is a must-have. 


      LP Info: Comes complete with 8 pages 30x30cm booklet with pictures and liner notes.

      “My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I’m making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did.”

      So says Adele about her new long player '25'. "Highly anticipated" doesn't quite cut it, with the video for lead single 'Hello' clocking in at 404,293,556 views the last time I looked (and undoubtedly more by the time you read this). '25' might be the event record of 2015, but really it's a continuation of the sound that brought '21' 9 x platinum global sales. The intimate piano ballads, epic swelling choruses, R&B pop hints and BIG production are all present and correct on '25', along with the emotional catch in Adele's voice - the thing that lifts her head and shoulders above all the melisma-ing X-Factor wannabes. The album features co-production from Greg Kurstin, Tobias Jesso Jr ('When We Were Young'), Danger Mouse ('River Lea') and Swedish pop svengalis Max Martin & Shellback ('Send My Love (To Your New Lover)') 

      The Arcs

      The Arcs Vs The Inventors, Vol. 1

        A new limited-edition 10" six-song recording by The Arcs, entitled The Arcs vs. The Inventors, Vol. 1, featuring Dr. John and David Hidalgo, released on Nonesuch Records as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event.

        The disc is the first in a series of collaborative "Inventors" recordings to be released by The Arcs. The band's Dan Auerbach says of the project: "Sometimes the best way to see into the future is to study the past. In this series we do both, collaborating with folks who have been in the game a long time but instead of rehashing old material, we collaborate on new works, explore new ideas and introduce each other to a different generational perspective. We'll continue in this series to track down our heroes and bug them until they agree to make some noise with us. Hopefully we learn a thing or two. Yours, Dreamily,”


        Ltd 10" Info: Limited edition Black Friday 10" release.

        Following a trio of albums on the Mush imprint, Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) now makes his long playing debut for Warp, the totally enchanting "Ambivalence Avenue". Bibio is a purveyor of wonderfully warm, melodic music that shines like the late summer sun through stained glass windows, refracting beams of shimmering colour across the room. Unlike many of his contemporaries however, as well as producing lovely, but ultimately superficial soundscapes, Wilkinson has a keen ear for melody and actually knows how to write a good tune. An antidote to the often clinical and soulless nature of current laptop-made music, "Ambivalence Avenue" is an endearingly messy patchwork of sun-dappled west coast style psychedelia, Dilla-esque beatsrumentals, de-tuned woozy pop and electronica, folk whimsy, dreamy madrigals, and intimate acoustic guitar songs – with each song a standout. A permanent fixture on the Piccadilly Records shop stereo, "Ambivalence Avenue" comes highly recommended, and is an essential album of 2009!


        Includes MP3 Download Code.

        Originally released in limited numbers on American imprint Mush in 2005, "Fi" introduced Stephen James Wilkinson's Bibio project to the wider world. Not only did this assured debut catch the ear of major influence Boards Of Canada, but it also won him plenty of fans at UK electronica bastion Warp, who've supported Bibio ever since. This reissue will certainly help fans join the dots between then and now, with ambient and folk still being his main crossover point, just as it was a decade ago. Highlights on here are the looped and layered banjo workout of "Bewley In White", the sombre acoustic expressions of "Puffer" or "Cantaloup" (the latter sounding like it was recorded on a broken tape machine and to interesting effect) and the creepy lo-fi ambience of "I'm Rewinding It".

        “Fi is a special album for me because it still reminds me of those happy days of discovery, where I had very little in the way of equipment or music production knowledge, but somehow managed to find a sound I could call my own,” - Bibio

        "Bibio is the antidote to the modern laptopia of pristine electronic music, curing us with majestic drones, gnarly disintegrating guitars and warbling tape loops filtered through your parent's broken 1970's hi-fi" - Marcus Eoin, Boards of Canada


        Includes MP3 Download Code.

        Jeff Buckley / Sly & The Family Stone

        Everyday People

          Jeff Buckley's interpretation of Sly Stone's Classic Everyday People along with the original. Pressed on standard black vinyl.


          Ltd 7" Info: Black Friday exclusive!

          Anyone with affection for treasure of a particularly luminous dream-pop vintage will know about Joe Cassidy and his alias Butterfly Child.

          Having recorded three albums and a handful of EPs in the 90s, in 2012 a brand new Butterfly Child single ‘No Longer Living In Your Shadow’ was released without any fanfare, as Cassidy wasn’t then sure of what he was shaping up for. This is now resolved, as the first Butterfly Child album in 18 years is here.

          'Futures' refutes any fears that Cassidy couldn’t match past glories with an epic, radiant 54-minute journey invested with his usual melodic richness – both musical and vocal - and a more widescreen production, even though the record was recorded at Cassidy’s LA home. Sonically, the album lives somewhere between The Beach Boys and dreampop, but with a much more direct emotional impact, between bliss and melancholy. It combines new songs with unreleased older material, reaching as far back as Cassidy’s very first demos as a teenager, and lyrics inspired by relationships past and present, and where Cassidy is now, 24 years after Butterfly Child’s first release.

          In the early Nineties, a Butterfly Child demo had ended up with the celebrated noise/dream-pop adventurists A.R.Kane. The duo were signed to Rough Trade (UK) and Luaka Bop (US) but were starting their own label H! Ark. Cassidy recorded the Toothfairy EP (1991) and the Eucalyptus EP (1992) for H.ark! before he moved to Rough Trade himself for the Ghetto Speak EP and debut album Onomatopoeia (both 1993).

          But Rough Trade’s collapse saw Butterfly Child move again, to Dedicated for the Beaujolais EP (1994) and The Honeymoon Suite album (1995). It was then Dedicated’s turn to implode. Cassidy – battling Britpop’s tide, “which I found woefully uninspiring” – was given a fortuitous way out by Chicago label Hitit!, which had licensed both Butterfly Child albums for the US, and invited Cassidy over to make use of studio space. “I just fell in love with Chicago,” he recalls. “I recorded eight tracks in a week, and then the label asked if I wanted to make an album. So I went back, and stayed for ten years! I’ve always gone where the chance to make music has been afforded to me.”

          Hence the lush, sun-dappled climes of LA, which can be felt in the expansive folds and grooves of Futures, both on the softer, heartache-y side and pop-centric songs such as ‘A Shot In The Dark’ and ‘Holding On’. The latter has a fascinating genesis: Sirman sent a string loop to Cassidy, which reminded him of Dionne Warwick, though the eventual track was inspired by Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell. This being LA, Cassidy could call on his pals Justin, James and Christiaan, Webb’s three sons, to add backing vocals, while Campbell’s son Cal plays guitar and percussion.

          The track also features drummer Matt Walker (he’s also on ‘Shot In The Dark’) and keyboardist Brian Liesegang. Other Futures guests are Ryan J Rapsys (Euphone, drums), Pendle Poucher (a Butterfly Child accomplice back in the Nineties, on ‘glitch’ guitar), Merritt Lear (another Butterfly Child accomplice, and Assassins co-singer, on violin and backing vocals) and Oliver Kraus (strings and horns on the exquisite finale ‘Beauty #2’). Assassins producer Stephen Hague (of Pet Shop Boys and New Order fame too) has done a remix of ‘A Shot In The Dark’ that will be released as the next Butterfly Child single. 


          Another Music In A Different Kitchen

            Buzzcocks were formed in 1976 and are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop and indie rock. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy.

            Another Music in a Different Kitchen is the debut studio album by the band released in 1978. It includes the hit single “I Don’t Mind”, which reached number 55 in the UK singles chart and was rated four stars by Uncut magazine.


            Ltd LP Info: Pressed on translucent orange vinyl, exclusively for Black Friday.

            Includes MP3 Download Code.

            Circuit Breaker

            My Descent Into Capital

            ) "My Descent Into Capital" represents the most ambitious recording from this London-based duo to date. Even if they're taking influence from minimal synth, post-punk or early industrial sides, Circuit Breaker are unmistakably contemporary with their delivery. Forging together metallic drum machines, propulsive synth lines and stark guitar degradation into bold , simple and effective songs about down-trodden themes of isolation, discontentment and the true horror of work. This album transgresses any simple nostalgia for its musical forefathers and showcases a band with their eyes fixed firmly on the future. Any obvious reference points are contorted and stretched to the point where they are transformed into something new. After ten years of obscurity and a refusal to go away, and after two well-received records on Tombed Visions, this album is their first full-length album, and first for abstract-punk imprint Harbinger Sound. After many shows with supporting Harbinger Sound mainstays Sleaford Mods, the duo are about to embark on an extensive tour with new label mates Consumer Electronics early next year.
            The album was mastered by Barry Grint at Alchemy.

            Circus Devils

            Girl In Space / Sunflower Wildman

              Exclusive A-side track "Girl in Space" backed with "Sunflower Wildman" from Circus Devils 'Stomping Grounds' full length. Edition of 500 total. 


              Embrace The Fuzzy Unknown

              Three years have passed since Correatown released the critically acclaimed dream-pop album ‘Pleiades’. Highline are proud to announce the release of her follow up, ‘Embrace The Fuzzy Unknown’.

              Having built a fanbase with her debut album ‘Spark. Burn. Fade’, Correatown’s listeners continued to grow through her work in TV and film music and her collaboration with Tom Brosseau as Les Shelleys. ‘Pleiades’ saw Correatown expanding both her global audience and her sonic horizons.

              Correatown’s new album reflects and revels in change and evolution. Songs wonder about purpose, wonder about the future and wonder if this is all that there is. Without answers to these questions, the music implores us to ‘Embrace The Fuzzy Unknown’.

              The album was produced by Angela Correa and Dan Long (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Son Volt, TV On The Radio).

              Correatown’s music has appeared on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Ugly Betty’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Private Practice’ and films ‘The Lucky One’ and ‘Admission’.

              Beautifully crafted ethereal pop music that will appeal to fans of Feist, Regina Spektor and Best Coast.


              Concrete Love - Extra Love

                Concrete Love - Extra Love features the original eleven track LP plus a nine-track bonus disc that features the brand new single alongside three rare EP tracks and previously unreleased acoustic versions of five Concrete Love tracks.

                C Duncan

                For (Autumn Rebuild)

                  C Duncan takes single 'For' from his stunning debut LP 'Architect' and rebuilds it as a new single on limited orange 7".

                  "[An] astonishing debut… songs elevated to brilliance by multi-layered harmonies." The Sunday Times

                  “Hauntingly pretty, intricately arranged...Will blow you away with its awed atmosphere and reverential sense of rapture...Exquisite and unearthly.” Guardian band of the week

                  “C Duncan takes the heartstring-tugging abilities of his label mates and wields them in harmony-laden, acoustic fashion” NME


                  Leaders Of The Free World

                    'Leaders of the Free World', Elbow's third album, sees the band try to beat down their major league contemporaries with a more ambitious set of songs. The results are impressive and may form the band's best work yet. Beginning with the beautiful, slow-building "Station Approach", and ending with the short but touching "Puncture Repair", 'Leaders of the Free World' takes in an a host of minor classics along the way including the captivating title track. The album is the result of a collaborative projecy between the band and film-makers, the Soup Collective.

                    Everything Everything

                    No Reptiles

                      Limited edition 7" taken from the "Get To Heaven" album.
                      500 copies only.

                      Like Hawkwind on even more acid or Sunn O))) meets Butthole Surfers/P.I.L. with four bassists and droning powerful songs...

                      Those masked marauding architects of cacophonic, bombastic, psychedelic bass bothering rock have been at it again, by which we mean making another album of unrivalled and quintessentially unique rock music.

                      Everybody Come To Church is the new album from Evil Blizzard. To say it’s been eagerly awaited in many quarters is an understatement, something we reckon fellow North-West based musician Mr Mark E. Smith, who’s been heard to say of the Blizzard “I like Evil Blizzard, they give me hope that music is alive and kicking” will no doubt agree with. The Guardian are also huge fans of the band having featured them on their cover and describing them as“…afearsome collision of Hawkwind, krautrock, molten noise, dazzling psychedelic lights and weird, gnarly looking masks.”

                      The album was “recorded live in one day with minimal overdubs at Magnetic North Studios” “Everybody Come To Church is a fierce, spontaneous outburst of evil noise.” Like we’d expect anything less. They hadonly four songs written before entering the studio and the rest of the album just ‘happened’ around ideas they’d had knocking about.“Everybody Come To Church features eight tracks of brooding, sinister psychedelic rock that will melt your mind and soul. You have been warned” concludes the press release. Amen to that.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Ltd LP Info: Red vinyl repress - limited to just 300 copies.

                      Family Fodder

                      Sunday Girls (Director's Cut)

                        "Family Fodder exude an exhilarating sense that everything was possible, that there weren't any limits to imagination and humour. The scope of their musical range remains as dizzying and exciting as it once was." (Time Out New York) Staubgold proudly presents the legendary first 12" EP from 1979 by UK underground heroes Family Fodder, for the first time reissued on CD and vinyl. "Sunday Girls (Director's Cut)" comes as a lovingly assembled full-length album compilation. It features the complete "Sunday Girls" EP, the very first Family Fodder 7" single "Playing Golf" (1979), the "Debbie Harry" 7" from 1980, the 7" A side "Warm" (1980) and last not least two tracks from the rare "Te Deum" 12" (1979) by Alig Fodder's pre-Fodder project Frank Sumatra. Family Fodder was originally formed in 1979 by Alig Pearce - with a cast of thousands over three decades. They emerged from the melting-pot of 70s/80s London alongside This Heat, The Flying Lizards, The Pop Group, Slits and many others. The original formula consisted of psychedelic and new wave influences, incisive song-writing, improvisation, experiment and far-out dub mixing. They always managed to evade major exposure, but influenced generations of bands on five continents. Family Fodder was often more at home in the studio than on-stage, but completed several European tours as well as cherished performances in their native London. The group released a series of compelling, now collectable singles and albums between 1979 and 1983. Described as "entertaining idiosyncratic experimentalism with pop sensibilities", they were best known for indie-chart hits such as "Debbie Harry", "Playing Golf (With My Flesh Crawling)" and "Savoir Faire". More recently, Family Fodder songs have been covered by Zion Train and Unrest, and they've been hailed as "unsung heroes" in The Wire. Family Fodder also appear on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. "Their music was generally playful, a hint of dub and reggae mixed with absurd, blissful pop, with synthpunk and sometimes experimental instrumentation. Most of the lyrics were also sung in French, courtesy of original vocalist Dominique Levillain, a combination rumored to be of some significant influence over Stereolab." (Systems of Romance) 

                        Forever Cult

                        Tunnel Vision

                          Following on from the success of summer single ‘Antonio Banderas’, FOREVER CULT release the quirky fuzzed up pop number ‘Tunnel Vision’ on 7” vinyl via Beggar’s Too Pure Singles Club. Produced by Matt Peel (Pulled Apart By Horses/Eagulls/Autobahn) at Nave Studios in Leeds, ‘Tunnel Vision’ is a blend of squealing whammy guitars, reverb laden falsetto vocals and growling hooks.

                          FUFANU follow up their ‘Adjust To The Light’ EP with their full-length debut, ‘Few More Days To Go’.

                          European tour with John Grant.

                          “Disclosure attending Bela Lugosi’s funeral.” - Rolling Stone

                          “A tantalising amalgamation of The Fall, Bauhaus and the weirder corners of Blur’s output.” - Q Magazine

                          “Strange, discomforting and mesmerising in equal measure.” - Line Of Best Fit

                          Fumaça Preta

                          La Trampa

                            Tortured organ derails your mind as the Funana drums force your feet to move. Soon we dine with the devil; Fumaça Preta are leading the conga line to hell. La Trampa’ is a Venezuelan slang opera. A dancefloor tsunami.

                            B side ‘Apelo’ offers up a twisted Fumaça Preta arrangement of Paolo Begunca’s lost classic, mixing sabbath rock, tambu, voodoo and fado. Lose your soul to the impossible cocktail that is Fumaça Preta.

                            Gang Of Four

                            Songs Of The Free

                              Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students, Gang of Four produced some of the most exhilarating and lasting music of the early English post-punk era. They play a stripped-down mix of punk rock, funk and dub, with an emphasis on the social and political ills of society. They have released nine studio albums over their lengthy career as well as an array of compilations and live albums.

                              Songs of the Free is the third studio album by Gang of four, released in 1982. It was listed as Pitchfork Media’s 99th best album of the 1980s and rated four stars by Rolling Stone.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Ltd LP Info: Pressed on splattered coloured vinyl, exclusively for Black Friday.

                              GOD Double Vinyl Reissue LP features the seminal Melbourne band's 1987 mini-album Rock Is Hell and For Lovers Only (1989) together for the first time on full waxy goodness!

                              "GOD was a giant exploding quagmire of a calamity of a band, but they had their bad days as well. At their best, which was neither live nor in the studio - maybe it was during band meetings - GOD sounded like a ten train smash-up in Tin Railroad Town, which was hilarious, because they were trying to encapsulate stadium rock at least half of the time and the "monster riffs" - and they had those, and some sneakily grabby songs as well ? often sounded like a kids' playgroup had broken into the bottle recycling bin combined with that siren song of crap amps buzzing and wheezing you sometimes hear just before they blow up. You just looked at those guys, and even listened to them, and you just knew right away they were the coolest thing going - a buncha hairy brat kids doing KISS meets punk, heads down and blasting away like a mining company that's just been given the green light on a few hectares of unexploited desert. Tim Hemensley, Joel Silbersher, Sean Greenway, Matty Whittle - in the annals of rock history, these are names that will never mean anything to anybody, no matter how good they were in GOD or how much great stuff they recorded separately after they broke up. The annals of rock history are fucking stupid, that's why. Thanks to my telcom company sending me a magazine subscription I never wanted instead of cutting their prices down to something a human being might be able to afford, I just got a copy of Rolling Stone today. It eulogises all those great artists whose albums you supposedly rilly need to hear this year, dude. From the front cover photo of 2007's leading fat rock chick Jack White, through to the rock'n'revolutionary mobile phone ad on the back, there's not one single human gazebo in there who, in the broader artistic scheme of things, deserves to scratch the crust off GOD's underpants. There's only one album rock lovers need this year. That's GOD. Same as last year, only now it's on vinyl. Like Radar from "M.A.S.H." once said, "Put a new fang in your tone-arm cobra", and blast it today." - Leaping Larry L. 

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Darryl says: Featuring one of my favourite singles ever, "My Pal", this is superb double lp round-up of their career.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              2xLtd LP Info: 300 copies world wide of this on deluxe 2LP / gatefold sleeve.

                              Gurgles are a three piece (Bass, Keys, Drums) brother-and-sister plus Bradley Cunningham Bradford progpopband. Songwriter and Fender Rhodesman is Augustin Bousfield of Mucky Sailor and ex of Nope. Also promoter of Saltaire's Pleasure Grounds night, synthpop bon viveur Lord Adonis and writer of TV music.

                              The album was lovingly recorded by MJ from Hookworms and features artwork of the destruction of Shipley Clock by famed illustrator Kenn Goodall.

                              'Gurglefirst?' is a multi-hued Fender Rhodes driven pop-trip whose influences include Jim O'Rourke, Steely Dan, High Lamas, Deerhoof Prefab Sprout, Cardiacs, Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Robert Wyatt, Chicago, Pink Floyd and Van der Graaf Generator.

                              Richard Hawley

                              I Still Want You

                                Latest single to be taken from the "Hollow Meadows" album. Includes a live acoustic version of "Tuesday PM" on the B-side.

                                Neil Hefti

                                Batman Theme / The Batusi

                                  Theme song from the original 1960s television show. Pressed on opaque yellow vinyl. Graphics will be"cartoony" in nature lending to the original theme of the show.



                                    Stabs is the debut LP of the Swedish garage rock act HOLY, the project of Hannes Ferm. Released via Stockholm label PNKSLM Recordings and Ny Våg Records, the label of Dennis Lyxzén from Refused, it’s a mix of lo-fi production and instantly catchy, and expertly crafted, songwriting. HOLY is without a doubt one of the most exciting new acts in Scandinavian, mixing the sound of sixties psych pop with the past decade’s Californian garage rock scene to create his own distinct brand of home-recorded pop and HOLY’s already picked up attention from Stereogum, DIY, The Line of Best Fit as well as toured the UK around Liverpool Psych Fest.

                                    Hurricane #1

                                    Find What You Love And Let It Kill You

                                      Batten down the hatches - there’s a storm coming. Former Creation Records act Hurricane #1 are back! After battling cancer, front man Alex Lowe has emerged triumphant (well, they do say 'only the strongest will survive') and resurrected his old band and now Hurricane #1 are about to release their first album in 16 years.

                                      The original line up included ex-Ride guitarist/vocalist Andy Bell, Alex Lowe (vocals & guitar), bassist Will Pepper and drummer Gareth Farmer. The band split up in 1999 after releasing two full-length albums and several singles on Creation Records. Their anthemic sound was influenced by classic 60s Rock & Roll, Soul and Country Rock, but with a contemporary edge. Paul Oakenfold remixed their debut single, and UNKLE’s James Lavelle revamped 'Only The Strongest Will Survive'.

                                      After the demise of Hurricane#1, Lowe concentrated on his solo career - his most recent album was recorded under the name Gun Club Cemetery and came out last year on Alan McGee’s new label 359 Music. McGee has been the driving force behind bringing Hurricane#1 back from the dead. This time around, former boxer Lowe has been joined by Brazilian brothers Carlo and Lucas Mariani on guitar and bass, and Chris Campbell on drums. Says Lowe: "I’m really excited about the new line up - there is a real buzz about it and I can’t wait to get back on the road in 2015. It’s going to be fun. It’s great to be back with such a gifted band. It’s been a tough couple of years, but I’ve never been more convinced that this is the time for Hurricane#1. Bring it on!".

                                      The new album came about when Alex was in hospital undergoing cancer treatments. Alex says: "I would sit there on the bed for hours just thinking, staring out the window, then I thought if I’m spending my time in here doing nothing, I may as well try and keep busy, so I wrote most of the album in hospital." At the time of writing it Alex wanted to write something happy and not too dark to get him out of the horrible state he was in at the time. "When you are wired up to chemo and radio therapy, the last thing you want to do is wallow in it and feel sorry for yourself so I had the idea that the album should be happy and not too dark. I knew I wanted it to be a very organic album, back to basics type of sound, nothing fancy,just good tunes played in a good Rock ‘n’ Roll manner."

                                      The album was recorded in Turriff Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where Steve Ransome, an old friend of Alex, runs a studio. During the recording sessions Andy Bell contributed the backwards guitar sounds on 'Think Of The Sunshine'. For the artwork the band hunted down loads of ideas, but couldn’t find anything they liked, so Alex painted it.Hurricane#1 will be touring in 2016 and Lowe promises that the band will sound bigger and better than ever. Prepare to be blown away.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.


                                      Gruss Vom Krampus / Little Drummer Boy

                                        Snowflake 8 features two songs by Melbourne postpunk band IKON. IKON was started at the end of the 1980s as Death In The Dark by school friends Chris McCarter and Dino Molinaro, influenced by bands like Joy Division and New Order. The band changed its name to IKON in 1991. Since then, IKON released seven albums, the last 'Everyone Everything Everywhere Ends' in 2014. The band, that still features the two original members alongside David Burns and Clifford Ennis, has done several tours through the years, and has become one of the mainstays of the worldwide darkwave/gothic/postpunk scene. IKON's sound has developed through the years, incorporating acoustic and electronic elements in their dark, postpunk-inspired rock sound. Despite Christmas in Australia usually being sunny and hot, IKON is going to make Christmas 2015 a very dark, cold and even scary one.

                                        The A-side tells the story of Krampus, the Christmas devil, the helper of Saint Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) according to the folklore of the Alp countries, who punishes children that have misbehaved. The B-side turns the Christmas classic 'Little Drummer Boy' in a scary sounding darkwave song.

                                        On special request of the band, the single comes in two versions: 200 copies on snow white vinyl and 200 copies on blood red vinyl. - Lucky dip which one you get!

                                        Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountaineers

                                        Red Fin Sunset

                                        For fans of; Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Velvet Underground. Red Fin Sunset by Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountaineers follows on from his critically acclaimed first solo album Cathedral Mountain. This time, he’s reunited with Benny Profane and Dead Cowboys guitarists, Robin Surtees and Greg Milton, and augmented by Andy Wilson on keyboards and the celestial Cathedral Mountain Choir.

                                        The album contains six new songs and five re-imagined ‘covers’ of Benny Profane classics, all stripped back to the atmospheric, two guitars, no drums mood of the previous album but making wider use of heavenly choir and keyboard textures to create a more expansive sound. The songs give prominent place to vocals and continue in the storytelling vein of yore: Having seduced the mother by stealing her Mojo Hand, a Saltspell Man swaps their first-born for a Changeling Girl. A Jekyll & Hyde style drug fiend dances through Victorian London, accompanied by his Pet Ape and wielding his Dragon-headed Cane. The spirit of Vlad Impaler visits a Tory Tax evader at his Andorran mountain retreat. A man on life-support contemplates the cosmos through palliative bliss. An estranged lover watches his paramour diminish from the gondola of an airship.

                                        Dave Jackson has been writing, recording and singing with his bands The Room, Benny Profane, Dust and Dead Cowboys since the early 1980s and has toured in the UK, Europe and the USA with The Fall, The Birthday Party, Bauhaus, The Violent Femmes, Tom Verlaine, New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen, Aztec Camera and The Wedding Present. Tracks by The Room and Benny Profane are included on Cherry Red’s Scared to Get Happy: the Story of Indie Pop Box Set and C86 Deluxe Box Set. Jackson’s first novel is due out this winter, accompanied by the micro-budget feature film he adapted from it and co-produced. Violet City was shot entirely on green screen, by director John Maxwell and has been in post-production for 5 years.

                                        The Jesus And Mary Chain

                                        Barbed Wire Kisses

                                          The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Scotland in 1983. Although their chart success was virtually non-existent, their artistic impact was incalculable; making the world safe for white noise and dense sound serving as inspiration to many artists. They have released six studio albums over their career as well as a variety of B-sides and compilations.

                                          The band released a compilation of singles, b-sides and rare tracks in 1988, with the title Barbed Wire Kisses. It contains a heavily thrashed-up cover of the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA” as well as various alternate versions of album cuts including “Taste of Cindy” and “On The Wall”. The compilation was awarded four stars by Allmusic.

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Ltd LP Info: Pressed on blood red vinyl, exclusively for Black Friday.

                                          Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                          Ethan Johns is renowned for the vividness and purity of his productions with the likes of Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling and Paul McCartney. But Johns has always worn more than one hat; for starters, he’s an accomplished musician on a variety of instruments. He first came into view as the drummer/guitar player with Crosby, Stills and Nash and then as a guitarist in Emmylou Harris’ band, and subsequently, as a producer, Johns frequently contributed on both sides of the control room glass. Everything Johns has done during the course of his distinguished and varied career has led him to this deep, enthralling album. “The fact that I’ve been playing and performing as much as I have the last few years is showing in the performances that we got on this record, and I’m happy to be progressing". Ethan Johns’ musical explorations to continue to warrant—and reward—our rapt attention.


                                          De Saison/Pour Noel, Cette Année

                                            Snowflake 9 features two songs by Juniore, from Paris, France. Juniore is the brainchild of Anna Jean, a singer who lent her voice to songs of Parisian electro acts like Jackson, Jérôme ''Tacteel” Echenoz and Bot'Ox. Juniore, in which Anna Jean is joined by four other female musicians, is something competely different: surf, psychedelica, french female sixties pop and space age music are all blended together by producer Samy Osta (Rover, La Femme, Louis Chedid), while Anna Jean sings stories about being sleep deprived, restless or falling out of love. Anna's mysterious voice is reminiscent of 60s muses, think Nico meets Françoise Hardy. Juniore released three singles so far, and their Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club single is the fourth.

                                            For their Christmas single, they have composed a reverb drenched dreamy original about the Christmas season. On the B-side, the band gave one of the biggest Christmas hits ever, Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' a total makeover– it now sounds like a psychedelic pop song from the sixties, sung Françoise Hardy in the small wee hours of the night.

                                            The single comes on snow white vinyl and is limited to 350 copies.

                                            Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

                                            Bruce Juice / El Cucuy

                                              Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds will be dropping their latest and strongest album in early 2016. To prime the pump, they present this new single featuring two brand new tracks not featured on the upcoming full length.

                                              Mark Kozelek And Nicolas Pauls

                                              Dreams Of Childhood: A Spoken Word Album

                                              Dreams Of Childhood is a collection of 12 poems written by street kids in Argentina, translated Argentine actor/musician Nicolás Pauls, Federico Novik, Pablo Cubarle and Catalina Morano.

                                              Performed in English by Mark Kozelek and in Spanish by Nicolás Pauls. Executive producer Nicolás Pauls. All proceeds will go to La Casa de la Cultura de la Calle (The Streets House of Culture) which is a nonprofit civil organization that seeks the social inclusion of kids with no homes by giving them art, music, theatre and photography classes.

                                              Mark Lanegan

                                              One Way Street: The Sub Pop Albums

                                                The ‘One Way Street’ set compiles the first five solo albums recorded by Mark Lanegan, the Pacific-Northwest icon also known for his work with Screaming Trees, Gutter Twins, Mad Season, Queens Of The Stone Age, Isobel Campbell and more.

                                                ‘The Winding Sheet’, Mark Lanegan’s first solo work, is notable in its departure from the characteristic sound of Screaming Trees, the band he fronted from 1985 until 2000. Its follow-up, ‘Whiskey For The Holy Ghost’, released during the grunge explosion of the early 1990s, showcases Lanegan’s growing maturity as a songwriter and vocalist.

                                                ‘Scraps At Midnight’ could be considered the final installment of a trilogy of albums featuring Lanegan’s interpretation of American roots music accompanied by his troubling lyrics of loss, sin, and redemption.

                                                ‘I’ll Take Care Of You’, Lanegan’s fourth solo effort, consists entirely of cover songs with interpretation of songs from a wide variety of songwriters including Tim Rose, Tim Hardin, Booker T. Jones and Buck Owens.

                                                On Lanegan’s fifth and final solo album for Sub Pop, ‘Field Songs’, Lanegan seems to have taken the best elements from his previous work to create one of the most fulfilled and fulfilling albums of his career; ‘Field Songs’ also includes ‘Kimiko’s Dream House’, which Mark co-wrote with Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club.

                                                Three of these five albums have been out of print on vinyl for many years; ‘I’ll Take Care Of You’ was only released on vinyl in Europe and ‘Field Songs’ was only issued on CD.

                                                Each album in the ‘One Way Street’ box set is pressed on 180gram vinyl and is housed in a sleeve reproducing the original release’s artwork.

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                                                Al Lover

                                                Zodiak Versions

                                                  San Francisco-based producer Al Lover has spent the last several years evolving a unique approach to psychedelic music by way of exploring the common threads within it’s various genres. His newest effort, ‘Zodiak Versions,’ sees Al exploring what he views as two musical styles that have defined modern underground music culture, Jamaican Dub Reggae and the German experimental “Krautrock” from the 1970’s. Sketching out repetitive dub baselines and leads using only the keyboard of his laptop as a musical device, Al formulated the basic structures of the what would become these versions. Reminded of what artists like Kraftwerk and Neu! attempted to portray with the driving motion with their motorik beats and expansive washes of analog synthesis, Lover felt compelled to write music directly within the environment that had once inspired the original ‘Krautrock’ sound.

                                                  Once back in the states Al teamed up with good friends Burnt Ones in LA to add some touches of guitar and synth drone to the sketched out songs. At this time he was further introduced to the some of the lesser known efforts of Kraut pioneers that would later influence the rise of Ambient music. Returning home completely inspired, he added even more layers of analog Moog synthesizer, tribal percussion, and vintage rhythm box drum sounds before sequencing and mixing all the elements through a vintage Roland RE-201 Space Echo. The end result is is what you have here in Zodiak Versions. With his last few projects, Al Lover has been bouncing back and forth between a more sample based remix approach and actual synthesized music composition.

                                                  You can hear elements of his earlier works - Distorted Reverberations (of Reverberating Distortion), Vodun Moon, Goat Remixes, Sacred Drugs, Cave Ritual (& Redux) - in Zodiak Versions, but the music is heading in a more textured, droned out direction. An experiment in maximized minimalism. Subtlety and nuance hidden within an intense wall of sound, as if the psychedelic aspects of everything that influenced the record have been extracted and reconfigured to produce the sonic dub version of a bad trip. 

                                                  Re-issue of this beautiful Christmas EP from Low. Originally released in November '99. If you don't own this already, you really should buy it!!!

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Laura says: "Just Like Christmas" is a sublime pop song with sleigh bells that give it a sprinkling of festive cheer without coming across all "Now That's What I Call Christmas"!

                                                  Francis Lung

                                                  Faehers Son Vol. 1

                                                    Limited edition white vinyl 12" and CD with hand written lyric sheet.

                                                    Debut release from Manchester's Tom McClung - former bass player of WU LYF.

                                                    “It’s due time the world took notice of this huge talent.” – This is Fake DIY.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.


                                                    Digital Shades

                                                      Digital Shades is an ongoing ambient series from acclaimed French musician M83. It was released in 2007 and features only founding member Anthony Gonzalez.

                                                      Inspired by Eno and Krautrock in its many forms, M83 focused heavily on subtleties and atmospherics during the writing process.

                                                      Listeners will find the same textured richness throughout the Digital Shades series as can be found on all of M83's releases. And while not a categorical sonic shift, Digital Shades follows its individual elegiac, lunar and dream-like path.

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                                                      Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl.



                                                        Saturdays = Youth is the fifth studio album by M83, first released in 2008. It’s produced by Ken Thomas, known for his work with Sigur Rós, Cocteau Twins and Suede.

                                                        Adolescence is the defining theme of this enchanting new album, his most explicit celebration yet of how it feels to be dazed, confused and 15 years old. The record marks a change in a friendlier, pop-shaped direction for M83. After touring Before The Dawn Heals Us for much of 2005, Gonzalez decided to give the noisy rock side of things a rest.

                                                        Pitchfork Media ranked Saturdays = Youth at number eight on its list of The 50 Best Albums of 2008, and it was also named the best album of 2008 by Drowned in Sound.


                                                        River's End

                                                          Mammút have been playing together since their teens. In this time they have refined a sound that is saturated with heavy energy and sense of melody, something that comes to the fore in their live shows, known for their intensity.

                                                          The band recently gained prestige in their native Iceland with their latest album ‘Komdu til mín svarta systir’ winning the Icelandic Music Award for Best Album and their song ‘Salt’ awarded Best Song Of The Year. Mammút are now ready for the rest of the world.

                                                          ‘River’s End’ is Mammút’s first record sung in English. It showcases the band’s ability to craft deep cuts of moody, melodic yet tense music.

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                                                          Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                          Manic Street Preachers

                                                          The Holy Bible

                                                            The third album from The Manics isn’t the easiest of listens. It’s a tense and at times harrowing collection of songs, recorded shortly before Richey James hospitalisation for depression, and subsequent disappearance. The lyrics, whether personal or political, are graphic and unflinchingly bleak. And even their usually buoyant glam hooks are tighter and more intense. It’s a powerful statement and still remains one of The Manics’ finest moments.

                                                            Israel Nash

                                                            Israel Nash's Silver Season

                                                            Cosmos-wrangling Americana upstart Israel Nash returns from Texas Hill Country with his Silver Season, a deeply gorgeous and wholly immersive nine‐song set that plays less like an album, and more like a cross section of time and space. The man’s fourth LP ventures farther down the acid‐soaked trail blazed by 2013’s Rain Plans, arriving in lush and expansive territory. Here, this Missouri son sounds more assured than ever, supported by his highly capable band and production inspired by psychedelic greats. Israel Nash’s Silver Season is best played loudly, and sounds wonderful in headphones.

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            Deluxe LP Info: 180g LP + download, limited initial copies in gatefold sleeve with custom windows.

                                                            Nectarine No 9

                                                            Saint Jack

                                                              ‘Saint Jack’ was originally released in 1995 by Postcard Records. The album is an unknown legend, the lifetime best from Edinburgh-born Nectarines frontman Davy Henderson, who also fronted the Scottish capital’s much-acclaimed Fire Engines, a key influence on bands including Franz Ferdinand and The Rapture.

                                                              The ‘Saint Jack’ album title comes from the 1979 film of the same name directed by Peter Bogdanovich, with Ben Gazzara as the titular pimp and fixer, stirring things up in the pleasure zones of Singapore.

                                                              The album was The Nectarine No.9’s second album - a rock album but one also laced with of Henderson’s brilliant pop melodicism. Musically and lyrically acute, this is an authoritative take on both pop-art and artrock.

                                                              This release includes nine bonus Peel Sessions recordings.

                                                              “Davy Henderson is a genius and the ‘Saint Jack’ album is him at his very best.” - Irvine Welsh, 2015

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              LP Info: The LP format of ‘Salt Jack’ includes a digital
                                                              download which also features all the bonus content.

                                                              2xCD Info: The bonus Peel Session tracks are included on the
                                                              second disc of the 2CD set.

                                                              New Order

                                                              Music Complete - Limited Vinyl Box Set Edition

                                                                Music Complete is the iconic group’s ninth LP (tenth if you count 2013's mini-album Lost Sirens), and possibly their most eclectic collection of songs yet. Whichever way you count it, it's New Order's return to recording after an absence of more than a decade, and it's an album that finds the group revitalised, refreshed and razor sharp, looking to their past while forging forward. Where the group has previously pushed toward synthesisers or guitars, here the two are in balance.

                                                                11 brand new tracks. Art direction by long term collaborator Peter Saville.

                                                                Music Complete: The Deluxe Vinyl Box-Set
                                                                8 piece deluxe vinyl collection.
                                                                New album on double clear vinyl.
                                                                Extended versions of all 11 brand new tracks on an additional 6 pieces of coloured vinyl.
                                                                Packaged in an archival acid free box, using 1300 micron grey white board and a wire stitch.
                                                                Box is debossed on the lid and base.
                                                                Art Direction by Peter Saville.

                                                                Box-Set is limited to 250 copies only for the UK.

                                                                Parquet Courts

                                                                Monastic Living

                                                                  ‘Monastic Living’ is the new mini album from New York indie rock outfit Parquet Courts and the first since they signed a worldwide deal with Rough Trade Records.

                                                                  This is their first new music since last year’s ‘Content Nausea’ EP.


                                                                  Black Market Music - Bronze / Gold Vinyl Edition

                                                                    Black Market Music is the third studio album by Placebo, now available as a Bronze/Gold effect vinyl. 2015 has already seen the band play sell out shows on their longest-ever UK tour. Now the band’s first five albums are remastered and re-issued. Placebo are one of the defining alternative rock bands of the past 20 years, and their self-titled debut album helped pave the way for a strong shift in British music, acting as an antithesis to Britpop and inspiring a generation of bands to follow them.

                                                                    Post War Glamour Girls

                                                                    Feeling Strange

                                                                      "Feeling Strange couldn’t be a more apt title for this new album from Post War Glamour Girls, the follow up to 2014’s excellent Pink Fur. Most albums tend to have an overall mood, an atmosphere that leaves one dominating emotion be it happy, sad, excited, angry, content etc. Feeling Strange is no different. It carries a sense of despair and doubt, it’s uneasy in many places in a similar way to the soon-to-be-renamed Viet Cong’s album from earlier this year or Protomartyr’s excellent The Angel Intellect album. However, it’s heavy guitars that dominate those records. Post War Glamour Girls don’t necessarily rely on rock to achieve their tone of voice. Despite all this I just can’t help feeling that there’s something else working its way into my subconscious on this record. There’s some kind of uplifting feeling, a bizarre sense of hope as the uneasiness dissolves." - Overblown.

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      LP Info: Limited first pressing of 200 blue and red splattered vinyl.

                                                                      Primal Scream


                                                                        Primal Scream had been fragile, 60s obsessed  dreamers, influenced by Love and (particularly) The Byrds (85-87) but in 1989 they were NY Dolls leather-clad rockers with the odd Big Star slowie or Stonesy ballad thrown in for good measure. Then BANG acid house and ecstasy hit  and in the spirit of the day, Andy Weatherall took one of those Stones style heartbreakers and made the hit single "Loaded" . Indie-Dance was born, anyone remember?!But this LP is much, much bigger than that. It goes up, it comes down, and covers all the magic in between. There's blues, soul, gospel, house, dub and yes a beautiful Stonesy ballad ("Damaged"). No songs are fillers, it's a perfectly realised musical statement. With the Orb, Andy Weatherall and even the Stones'Jimmy Miller to help them, they created one of the best albums of the 90s that still resonates today. Higher than the sun.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Andy says: First time on a cd-only box set for every single Screamadelica affiliated track. Lovely new booklet and a storming live set (which better illustrates the band's fusion of rock'n'roll and dance grooves) make this a brilliant collection.

                                                                        Patrick says: Not only do you get a defining moment in musical history, you get all the remixes, live versions and backstory to put the whole thing in context. Raver, do yourself a favour!

                                                                        Martin says: Classic album, perfectly presented.

                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                        4xLtd CD Info: Packaged in a hardback book cover with booklet, liner notes and pictures.

                                                                        The Ty Rex corner of Ty Segall’s oeuvre represents the nom-de-rock behind which the artist puts his spin on favored Tyrannosaurus Rex and T. Rex compositions. With previous releases now dwelling in out-of-print nether-regions, the album compiles the six-song Ty Rex EP (a.k.a. Ty Rex I, originally released by Goner as a limited edition 12-inch for Record Store Day 2011) and the two-song Ty Rex II 7-inch (RSD 2013). As if this wasn’t enough of a corrective gesture, Ty Rex is expanded to include a previously-unreleased cover as a bonus—but first…

                                                                        For those who missed out on this nook of Segall’s rapidly-growing footprint across the rock landscape, here is a cursory rundown: The compilation showcases a nice balance between T. Rex’s ’67-70 psych-folk incarnation under the name Tyrannosaurus Rex and the better-known pioneering and perfecting of glam-rock that defined the initial ’71-73 era under the shortened T. Rex moniker. Kicking things off is the thick, woozily rocking interpretation of “Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart,” one of two covers pulled from Tyrannosaurus Rex’s fourth and best album, 1970’s A Beard of Stars. Segall then double-dips into the consummate T. Rex (and for that matter, the entire glam-rock movement) achievement, The Slider, with a rendition of “Buick MacKane” followed by an excellent dirtying-up of the title track. Clearly executed with the ear and understanding of a super-fan, next up is Segall’s awesome tackling of “Woodland Rock” an Electric Warrior outtake that also surfaced on the B-side to 1971’s non-album “Hot Love” single. Returning to Tyrannosaurus Rex fare for the two tracks that originally concluded the Ty Rex I EP, “Salamanda Palaganda” originates from 1968’s Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages and “Elemental Child” from A Beard of Stars. “Cat Black” (from Tyrannosaurus Rex’s 1969 album, Unicorn) and Electric Warrior’s closing song “The Motivator” follow, before wrapping up this compilation of Ty-Rex material is the aforementioned previously unreleased bonus track, Segall’s cover of “20th Century Boy” (a non-album T. Rex single from 1973).

                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                        LP Info: 150 gram vinyl.

                                                                        Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                        Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom

                                                                        Don't Believe The Hyperreal

                                                                        Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom are more commonly known to the music-listening public as two-fifths of The Burning Hell. Here, they present to you a collection of songs more suited to intimate gatherings than the stadium stages and cruise ships on which they are accustomed to performing.

                                                                        The Sisters Of Mercy


                                                                          The first phase of The Sisters of Mercy came to an end when the band broke up soon after the band finished the tour for their 1985 debut, First and Last and Always. Undaunted, the group’s founder and frontman Andrew Eldritch continued to make music, aided by his ever faithful drum machine Doktor Avalanche. The Sisters of Mercy came back stronger than ever in 1987 with their second album, Floodland, an even bigger commercial and artistic breakthrough. The second incarnation of The Sisters — which featured bassist Patricia Morrison of Gun Club and now The Damned — explored new sonic avenues on Floodland. The tone was still dark and brooding, but now the guitars shared space with keyboards and the rich orchestrations of producer Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf) on tracks like “This Corrosion” and “Dominion/Mother Russia.” When the album was released in November 1987, it climbed the charts in the UK where it reached the Top Ten.

                                                                          Along with the studio album, FLOODLAND ERA VINYL BOX SET includes a trio of 12” singles from that era too: “This Corrosion,” “Dominion” and “Lucretia My Reflection.” It features a different mix of the title track, along with the non-LP B-sides “Torch” and “Colours.” The 12” version of the second single “Dominion” also appears in this set.

                                                                          It contains a different mix of “Dominion,” as well as three additional tracks: “Untitled,” “Sandstorm” and their unique cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Emma.” The third single, “Lucretia My Reflection” is represented here by the nine minute 12” version from 1988 that features the B-side “Long Train”, originally recorded in 1984. 

                                                                          Soledad Brothers

                                                                          Human Race Blues

                                                                            What do the Soledad Brothers sound like in 2015, navigating a crazy hazy post-apocalyptic netherworld of the United States? Updated and improved in all the right ways without compromising anything. Don't you kinda hate it and kinda love it when a band takes a break, and then comes back better than ever? That's exactly what happens here. Classic three piece line-up with Johnny Walker(medical doctor), Brian Olive (Greenhorne) and Ben Swank (Ultras S/C) killing it in bleakly beautiful ways. Get hi-fi!

                                                                            Sonic Jesus

                                                                            Neither Virtue Nor Anger

                                                                            Shindig Magazine has called them “one of Psych’s best kept secrets”. Drowned In Sound compared them to Brian Jonestown Massacre, combined with the sonic intensity of A Place To Bury Strangers. Last year they grasped the attention of Psych Nouveau godfathers The Black Angels, who were enthusiastic of sharing a 10” split single, collecting astonishing reviews and premiering on Consequence Of Sound and Exclaim. Shortly after getting together in 2012, the band from Doganella Del Ninfa, Italy, released their first self-titled EP and almost immediately sold-out, followed by their mind-blowing London live debut at The Shacklewell Arms.

                                                                            Since then, they have taken part in the Reverb Conspiracy compilation (curated by Fuzz Club and Austin Psych Fest) twice and toured intensively around Europe. They also shared stage with Damo Suzuki and collaborated with iconic Icelandic artist Jón Sæmundur aka Nonni Dead of Dead Skeletons, who did the cover art for the EP and joined them on stage at Eindhoven Psych Lab 2014. After leaving their fans lying in wait for a follow-up for two years, they are now about to release their debut album Neither Virtue Nor Anger, a double LP out on Fuzz Club Records on the 13th Of April 2015. Recorded in their studio between 2013 and 2014, Neither Virtue Nor Anger is something beyond the colourful blend of 60s Psychedelia, Folk, Krautrock, Shoegaze and Post-Punk anticipated by Locomotive. The more it progresses, the more it turns into a desperate stomping Bacchanalia, spiced up with an hypnotic flavour and distorted atmosphere a la Faust. Obscure ceremonies for Greek-Roman mystery rituals, songs like My Lunacy and Cancer are the perfect soundtrack for a futuristic and dystopian Fellini’s Satyricon.

                                                                            The album features the artwork of prominent Italian artist Mirco Maracci. His work has been exhibited in Palazzo Taverna in Roma in 2014, along with Andy Warhol, Giorgio De Chirico, Keith Haring and Amedeo Modigliani. Mixed by Fabio Vedardo at Circe (as in the mythological character) Digital Studio and mastered by Brett Orrison at The Austin Recording Service, Neither Virtue Nor Anger is anticipated by the video of Lost Reprise, by Emanuele Manco.

                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                            Ltd LP Info: 500 only limited vinyl repress on clear frosted vinyl.

                                                                            Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

                                                                            Human Obscene / Shake That Bat

                                                                              In The Red presents installment number seven in The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion jukebox singles series. As with the previous six, the 7-inch features two exclusive tracks that lean towards the band’s more rocking and spastic side.

                                                                              The Stairs

                                                                              The Great Lemonade Machine In The Sky 1987-1994

                                                                              The Stairs were truly one of the great-lost bands of the early Nineties, championed by Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and many other luminaries, they influenced (along with the La's), a whole new generation of musicians including The Coral & The Zutons).

                                                                              They released little, apart from a few singles, one of these being the unforgettable cult classic: 'Weed Bus'- and their celebrated psyched up, debut LP (Go!Discs) : 'Mexican R'n'B'. (a triumph of the soul!)

                                                                              The Viper Label proudly presents: ‘The Great Lemonade Machine in the Sky', a collection of previously unreleased recordings all thought to be lost but recently rediscovered in a relative’s attic!

                                                                              A heady mixture of Psychedelia, Motown, Garage Rock 'n' Soul, R ‘n’ B that confirms their credentials- not just in the great canon of Liverpool bands but also as an essential part of British Underground Rock.


                                                                              Caballo Negro

                                                                                Formed a couple of years back when they were all working and hanging out at the same bar in Stockholm, Sudakistan quickly drew attention for their chaotic live shows and frantic sound - a mixture of Latino rhythms and garage rock, brought together with psychedelic guitars and multilingual chants.

                                                                                Their debut album 'Caballo Negro', out in late 2015, is the sound of a band with a couple of years on their backs, secure and confident in their stride for the perfect song.


                                                                                I Should Coco - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                  Supergrass enjoyed instant success when their debut album ‘I Should Coco’ went straight to #1 in the summer of 1995. Featuring the fan favourite ‘Caught By The Fuzz’, their breakthrough singles ‘Lenny’ and ‘Man Size Rooster’, and the huge #2 hit ‘Alright’.

                                                                                  This special 20th anniversary edition contains the original album remastered, plus bonus content featuring b-sides and rare tracks from the era, including early versions of ‘Caught By The Fuzz’, ‘Strange Ones’, ‘Man Size Rooster’ and ‘Sitting Up Straight’ as well as highlights from live shows at Bath’s Moles Club in July 28th 1994 and a performance at the La Route Du Rock Festival in Saint-Malo, France from August 19th 1995.

                                                                                  The Telescopes

                                                                                  Splashdown The Complete Recordings 1990-1992

                                                                                  In early 1990, The Telescopes signed to Creation Records, who were enjoying success with bands like Teenage Fanclub, Ride and Primal Scream. Over the course of 1990-1991, The Telescopes’ sound evolved across three EPs. ‘Precious Little’ retained their earlier menace; ‘Everso’ was dreamier than before while ‘Celeste’ and ‘Flying’ blended psychedelia with a vaguely dancey backbeat. In 1992, The Telescopes unveiled their next album, #Untitled Second, a fascinating assemblage of their influences to date and a work which has matured well and subsequently inspired many so-called Shoegaze bands.

                                                                                  Sadly, the band disbanded soon after the LP’s release but reunited a decade later. Since then, The Telescopes have embarked on a musical adventure, creating music which is both exploratory and engaging. Only this year, they issued a new album Hidden Fields. Curated with the full cooperation of The Telescopes’ frontman Stephen Lawrie, Splashdown is the first-ever compilation to properly document the band’s three-year tenure with Creation Records. The first CD combines their four EPs for the label, with the added bonus of some tracks planned as the B-sides for an abandoned final EP. Disc 2 re-presents the band’s second album, which is joined by bonus material including some cover versions donated to compilations and a previously unissued session for John Peel’s show BBC Radio 1.

                                                                                  Terminal Gods

                                                                                  Boundless / Driving Home For Christmas

                                                                                    Snowflake 7 features two songs by Terminal Gods, a gothic rock band from London. Formed in 2011, the band has released three singles and a EP on their own label Heavy Leather Sex Productions, and will release their debut album in Spring 2016. The sound of Terminal Gods is heavy influenced by the early 1980s gothic rock scene, otibly The Sisters Of Mercy (due to the baritone vocals of Crowley, the atmospheric guitar work of Maisley and the cold sounds of the drum machine), although the most recent single 'Road Of The Law' demonstrate that the band is more and more developing a sound of their own.

                                                                                    'Boundless', the A-side of their Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club, shows a total new side of the band, and sounds almost like a ballad, but one with a punch. The song is written from the perspective of Father Christmas, reflecting on his sometimes tiresome job to bring presents to people who ask a lot, but not take a real interest in him as a person. The B-side is a cover of one of the most popular Christmas pop songs from the 1980s, Chris Rea's 'Driving Home For Christmas'. Terminal Gods turn it into an almost industrial sounding postpunk song.

                                                                                    The single comes on snow white vinyl and is limited to 350 copies.

                                                                                    Tiny Ruins & Hamish Kilgour

                                                                                    Hurtling Through

                                                                                      New Zealand singer-songwriter Tiny Ruins releases her new EP ‘Hurtling Through’.

                                                                                      The EP was recorded and produced in collaboration with US-based Hamish Kilgour of legendary NZ band The Clean. The two first met in New York City late 2013 where they spent a week performing a number of shows together. On the final day of Fullbrook’s stay in New York they recorded two songs in a basement studio with engineer and producer Gary Olson. A year later, Fullbrook was back in New York after a long stint of touring and the pair recorded an additional four tracks, again with Olson.

                                                                                      The result is a seven-track EP of folk-based songs. The record includes two W.B. Yeats poems set to music, as well as a field recording of a late-night Brooklyn walk, with percussionist Kilgour taking a silver spoon to the railings and lampposts of the borough.

                                                                                      The tracks feature Fullbrook on acoustic and electric guitars, her distinctive vocals captured in a raw and natural form. Kilgour contributes on drums and an eclectic array of percussion, with guest appearances from Greg Vegas on saxophone and Danny Tunick on bass and vibraphone.

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                      Frank Turner

                                                                                      The First Ten Years - Vinyl Box Set

                                                                                        This 7LP box set comprises The First Three Years, The Second Three Years and The Third Three Years on double gate-fold coloured vinyl as well as an additional single gatefold coloured vinyl titled Ten For Ten – featuring previously unreleased music. The four albums are presented in a beautifully designed box, together with an exclusive print and will include a download code for all the songs.

                                                                                        This is the first time that The Second and Third Three Years have been released on vinyl, with The First Three Years only being previously available on a limited run vinyl in USA. These albums collect a huge selection of non-album tracks — live sessions, unreleased demos, covers, out-takes, alternative versions and other exclusive songs. 

                                                                                        For Ten For Ten, Frank has hand-picked 10 tracks previously unavailable on a physical release including the 'Old Flames' featuring Billy the Kid, the original demo of 'The Ballad Of Me and My Friends' and 'Atlanta Curse'.

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                                                                                        Born at Scotland's postpunk crossroads in 1979, Boots For Dancing kicked down the boundary walls of a played-out scene and introduced the UK to a more funky way of doing Punk. Hugely popular as a live act, often wiping the floor with the bands they were supporting, Boots was something genuinely ahead of the epoch's curve and played an important part in the vanguard of the burgeoning Post Punk and Punk-Funk movements. Sadly, Boots For Dancing's light shone brightly but briefly, though the band had connections with, and cross-pollinations between, better-known acts such as The Rezillos, The Human League and Josef K. Their boundless energy and undeniable talent never proved quite enough for great success. Great songs, even bolstered with good looks, are no guarantee of success in the fickle music business. Ultimately, business got in their way and the group disbanded in 1982 with just a few single releases in its canon, though a wealth of potential hits had been put to tape. Athens of the North is proud to present the band's 1982 album-that-never-was - an album that surely would have made them. It still sounds as fresh as it was when recorded.

                                                                                        - The holy grail lost scottlish post punk LP - Extensive Sleeve Notes by Music and Theature writer Neil Cooper'

                                                                                        - Additional Sleeve notes by Jo Callis (Human League /Rezillos) and Mark Hagen (BBC Radio)

                                                                                        Useless Eaters

                                                                                        Live In San Francisco

                                                                                          Announcing a white-hot entry into Castle Face’s Live in San Francisco series: Useless Eaters, recorded in the basement of vintage clothing store Vacation.

                                                                                          “This show was bananas. When we set up to record a live set, we always hope the band will just murder it and the people will go all crazy. I’d say that crosses over onto the tape and makes the record shine… This was one of those magic moments. All the elements in place for a memorable evening—BYOB, a basement, in the tenderloin of San Francisco, a wicked goddamn band slaying their songs, and a perfect essence in the air. Everyone falling over each other, spilling beer, smiling screaming and sweating. A fucking mess. When everybody leaves and you look at the muddy, hot, trashed, and disgusting room you think, ‘yes, something good happened here tonight.’

                                                                                          “Seth Sutton’s lineup is in peak form here, from touring and being general road-dog bad-asses. His guitar is slanted and choking with intermittent echo—just raw-vibes awesome. Miles Luttrell’s drumming is honed to a point and drunk with hi-hat countdowns. Brendan Hagarty’s bass sounds like it smells bad and is the perfect accompaniment to Seth’s treble-burst guitar, and the at-the-time new edition of Jacob Olsen on keyboard pulls even more of the dystopian spirals from the studio recording out into the live world.” - John Dwyer.

                                                                                          Andrew Wasylyk


                                                                                            Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell. Cinematic nostalgia, elements of baroque pop and the influence of classic 1970s songwriters come together in a diverse collection of ten songs which comprise debut album Soroky.

                                                                                            The record is the ninth to date on which Mitchell has featured; he joined cult Scottish favourites Idlewild in 2014, and has released six albums with ongoing indie pop group The Hazey Janes along with the acclaimed debut of psych duo Art of the Memory Palace. Previous tours supporting Wilco, and as a session player with Electric Soft Parade and School of Language further add to the rich mix of influences which shape his first proper solo work.

                                                                                            Soroky, the name of the village his grandfather Iwan Wasylyk hailed from in Western Ukraine, explores a range of themes – from the disillusion and anxiety of “Last Of The Loved” to the playful riposte “Mr White, It's No Trouble At All”. The songs convey warmth, but at the same time a spaciousness that makes them seem at home in the still of night: a feeling particularly apparent in "The More I Believe, The Less I Really Know”.

                                                                                            Recorded on the Isle of Mull in just five days, orchestral layers weave in and out of traditional guitar, piano and drum arrangements, creating a sense of haunting unease which is punctuated by Mitchell's powerful yet fragile vocals: reminiscent at times of early Scott Walker, Randy Newman or the late Billy Mackenzie.

                                                                                            The Wolfmanhattan Project

                                                                                            Smells Like You / You Are My Glue

                                                                                              The Wolfmanhattan Project is a brand new band featuring Mick Collins, Kid Congo and Bob Bert. Their debut single sounds like the sort of trashy, swampy, sleazy, damaged music one would expect from the gentlemen involved. An album will follow soon(ish).

                                                                                              Workin' Man Noise Unit

                                                                                              Play Loud

                                                                                                Knocking around the UK underground toilet scene for the past 4 or 5 years, Reading’s WORKIN’ MAN NOISE UNIT have been busy playing countless gigs, releasing limited run tapes/singles and making a nuisance of themselves on postage stamp sized stages around the country. Along the way they’ve picked up some fans, including the likes of Julian Cope who dragged them to London to perform at one of his book launches, and have shared stages with plenty of the current UK underground Mafioso including Hey Colossus, The Unit Ama, Good Throb, Carlton Melton, Terminal Cheesecake, the Wharves, Sly & the Family Drone, Grey Hairs, Gum Takes Tooth, Art of Burning Water, Henry Blacker, Perspex Flesh, Wolf People etc

                                                                                                SOME OF THE THINGS THIS RECORD IS ABOUT
                                                                                                Most of the songs on this record are pretty self-evident. Creepin’ Round is about feeling like an outsider. Smoke Like Hell is about choosing immediacy, choosing the ‘right now’. Jammer is sorta the same except it’s got a beady eye on what you might call ‘basic shamanism’, you know… Cruisin’ the IDR is about Reading’s Inner Distribution Road, which is a concrete blanket that snakes around the centre of the town, holding Reading in a sort of permanent stranglehold. It’s been there since the late 60s and it’s ugly to look at. Part of the IDR has big concrete walls and all you can see whilst driving through these sections is tarmac, concrete and, if you look up, sky. We drive around it a lot. Cruisin’ the IDR is the closest thing we will ever get to a ‘hometown’ song. Yeah, I was Hypnotised is about fascination with the atomic bomb, particularly the ubiquitous ‘mushroom cloud’ image but also the small matter of the human race making this thing in order to destroy itself en masse. Hate It is about apathy and feeling powerless to change owt going on. It’s also about recognising that apathy and trying to get yourself going, find a way through it. And about lying to yourself.

                                                                                                Julian Cope reviewing the bands ‘DRINKIN’ STELLA TO MAKE MUSIC TO DRINK STELLA’ cassette

                                                                                                “Okay, now deffo the best way to commence this month’s Reviews Section is to pop on to my nearest ‘90s ghetto blaster this manky chromate yellow cassette emblazoned with the simple words ‘play loud’. Brilliantly named DRINKIN’ STELLA TO MAKE MUSIC TO DRINK STELLA TO and magnificently performed by four English nuttas by the name of Workin’ Man Noise Unit, there’s enough cunted Mithraic fire within these two brief sides of monumental midrange and Tinnitus-inducing plateaux to summon up a whole new music scene around these geezers, nay, these Pyramids of Giza. What’s it sound like? Fuck knoweth, brothers’n’sisters. How about the bastard offspring of Final Solution-period Pere Ubu plays Tight Bros From Way Back When, or even the Electric Eels performing Monoshock’s ‘Model Citizen’ into a single compressor microphone. Sweeeeeett! A classic debut, kiddies; let’s just hope nobody with a studio comes to fuck’em up.”

                                                                                                Summed up nicely. PLAY LOUD.

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                                                                                                Ltd LP Info: Limited edition 400 only black vinyl LP with download code and insert.


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                                                                                                  Down the road, South of Witch Mountain and across the pond, there’s an uproar in the distance, a sonic demolition of sorts, and it is—what else?—GLORIOUS rock ’n’ roll.

                                                                                                  Introducing the thunderous, bruise-blue, screeching dissonance of YAK to the Church of Third Man, who have already whipped up totally frenetic and drastic yelp all across the UK.

                                                                                                  Third Man release their latest EP (produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey) stateside, featuring the sloppy, sludgy, searing single “No” with MASSIVE guitars, cantankerous drums, and a defiant, vox maelstrom. It’s gonna gnarl through your speakers and bludgeon you with pure nihilism fuzz. Following “No” on the A-side is “Alas Salvation” a song so chewed up and spit out it could pass for The Upholsterers covering DNA. The B-side ditches the bulk of the grit and instead keeps things icy, mellow, and lonely with “Out on a Limb.” It’s a stately and necessary respite till you flip the wax and strap back in for the A-side.

                                                                                                  PLUS noted artist and photographer Nick Waplington has copiously tackled the cover art. It’s beautiful and violent use of color are a welcome and complimentary addition to this package.

                                                                                                  So sit tight and take hold. Yak is poised to make noise and it’s in your best interest to get on board early and maybe JUST MAYBE you could be the coolest kid at school.

                                                                                                  3 Song EP w/ locked groove.

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