Black Pumas

Black Pumas (Love Record Stores Edition)

    Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
    Limited to one per person.

    Tri-colour edition (cream/red/black)

    Ben Penn

    Very Important

    June 2018, Amsterdam, NL: 12 months ago we concluded a series of experiments with a test subject named Ben Penn. A year on, we decided to repeat this experiment at his Tilburg base. Once again, the results were startling...
    After being provided with a sizeable dose of an enhanced and notably stronger derivative of 4-Ho Met (codenamed ST011), Penn not only reported intense hallucinations but also enhanced music production capabilities. With the aid of electronic instruments and hardware, he worked quickly, producing both his trademark “higher level inter-dimensional funk” and compositions that defied our previous expectations.

    During the early stages of his ST011 experience, Penn completely ignored the provided Rhythm Composer and instead crafted a colourful, humid, jazzy and beat-free track entitled “Nix”, which boasted loose and fluid synthesizer motifs. As his hallucinatory experience intensified, Penn giddily tapped out tropical rhythms on the provided beat-making device, smothering them in alien electronics and sticky melodies. When we asked what this devilishly good cut was called, he simply replied: “Not Important”.

    As the test went on and the most intense symptoms died down, Penn was much like his old self. Before the ST011 wore off completely, he was able to finish two examples of his trademark “inter-dimensional funk”: the skewed, introspective, bassline-driven wooziness of “Ben” and the mazy, kaleidoscopic goodness of “People”. The latter composition was particularly potent and ear pleasing, suggesting that his ST011 experience had finished on an intense high


    Patrick says: More synthetic 4/4 funk from Young Marco's entirely psychedelic Safe Trip imprint. This time round, Ben Penn hits us with a vibrating beatless jam, a tropical tonker and a pair of saucer-eyed steamers (check that bassline on "Ben"!). Grab a copy and rock a dance floor.


    1. Nix
    2. Not Important
    3. Ben
    4. People 

    Blanck Mass

    Odd Scene B/w Shit Luck


      These two tracks have been recorded specifically with RSD in mind, and were committed to tape in the space of a frenzied two day session in January 2018. Neither track will appear on any Blanck Mass album. They are in a style that is not normally associated with Blanck Mass. BM wanted to do something special and as RSD is a special day for all music fans and collectors of one off releases by their favourite artists, this is the perfect release date. 

      Bardo Pond

      Big Laughing Jym


        1000 only. Purple vinyl edition. First time on vinyl since initial press in 1995. ‘Big Laughing Jym’ follows 1994’s ‘Bufo Alvarius’ and between 1996’s ‘Amanita’, inducing tenebral states with their sludgy yet beguiling psychedelic rock. On “"Dispersion" and "Clearhead" whirlpools of bass, feedback-clogged flute, and John and Michael Gibbons' high-dosage, irradiated guitars, are definitive Pond.” (AllMusic). The record also includes ‘Hummingbird Mountain II (A Return Trip’) and ‘Dragonfly’. “Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid ‘90s.” Pitchfork // “Today they stand as an elder statesman at the epicentre of an international underground of psychedelic extremists” Sunday Times // “They’re still making jaw-droppingly visceral spine-tingling music” Shindig // Track List 1 - Dispersion 2 - Respite 3 - Clearhead 4 - Champ 5 - Soaked 6 - Hummingbird Mountain II 7 - BLJ

        Brigitte Bardot

        B.B. La Legende


          1LP on Pink Vinyl / Gatefold sleeve. The gatefold sleeve opens to a stunning spread of a recclining Bardot! This RSD LP release opens with “Sidonie” sung by Brigitte Bardot and taken from the soundtrack to the 1962 movie ‘Vie Privée’, this song was her first ever single. Other highlights are songs from the original soundtrack to the classic 1956 Roger Vadim film ‘Et Dieu… Créa La Femme’ – better known as ‘And God Created Woman’ (In the USA with the tag line; “But The Devil Invented Brigitte Bardot”!). This was the film that catapulted B.B. to fame, launching her into the public spotlight and immediately creating her “Sex Kitten” persona. The album has a stunning picture on the inner gatefold sleeve, and is pressed on pink vinyl. Ooh La La 


          Other People's Heartache


            Exclusive limited edition vinyl release of the 4th instalment of Bastille’s Other People’s Heartache mixtape series. The mixtapes are huge amongst the Bastille fans and have even thrown up a Top 3 single (Bastille’s No.2 single Of The Night started life as an illegal bootleg on OPH Pt.1) The mixtape features covers of hits by: Cat Stevens, SFA and Charles and Eddie. Guests include: Craig David, Jacob Banks, Moss Kenna, Lily Moore and many others. Available as a 12” clear vinyl in a PVC sleeve.


            Cool Like You / BBC Sessions (RSD19 EDITION)


              In support of Record Store Day 2019, Blossoms release new track ‘I’ve Seen The Future’ alongside their critically acclaimed second album ‘Cool Like You’. The second LP on this limited edition exclusive double vinyl features a range of live covers taking straight from Blossoms’ BBC Sessions, including a cover of The Stone Roses – ‘She Bangs The Drums’, and John Lennon’s classic ‘Woman’

              Basil Kirchin

              Worlds Within Worlds (RSD19 EDITION)


                Worlds Within Worlds (Part I and II) is one of the most important improvised jazz-based recordings of all time. Released in 1971 it sold just a handful of copies, but has become a keystone in the development of experimental and ambient sounds - originals now fetch £1000+.A perfect released for RSD, this will be the first time this exceptional, unique and highly desirable record has been repressed. Built up using layers of treated and slowed field recordings with Derek Bailey and Evan Parker improvising, WWW offers listeners a mesmerizing sonic experience that remains years ahead of its time. This pressing features a new gatefold sleeve (Kirchin hated the original sleeve), with images of Kirchin, his original field recording tapes and notes by WWW fan Thurston Moore. There are just 1500 being pressed with 250 on gold vinyl, which will be mixed randomly in with the 1250 black versions. There will be no way of telling which colour is which as all LPs will be sealed. The LP will not be repressed. Tracklist:Side One - Part One - Integration (Non-Racial)Side Two - Part Two - The Human Element

                Bardo Pond

                On The Ellipse - RSD Edition

                  The sixth album by Bardo Pond, a critically revered space rock masterpiece, lovingly reissued on double purple vinyl for the first time since 2003.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Every Man
                  Dom’s Lament
                  Walking Clouds
                  Night Of Frog

                  Bob Mould

                  Circle Of Friends

                    LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                    Exclusive to RSD2020, Demon Records presents Bob Mould's "Circle of Friends", the audio of the concert film available on vinyl for the first time. Recorded in 2006 at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, the performance includes the former H¸sker D¸ and Sugar singer / guitarist running through classic cuts from Bob's extensive back catalogue. Pressed on two double 180g heavyweight clear vinyl.

                    Bardo Pond

                    Volume 1 (RSD21 EDITION)



                      1000 only pressed on limited edition ORANGE Vinyl & DL card.

                      Super rare self-released recordings from 2000, from the Philadelphia psych rockers; a must-have insight into their long, strange trips. Collated from a limited run original CDr, remastered and double-dosed for maximum sound. A viral jam session remastered onto vinyl for the very first time.

                      "The missing link between John Cage's 4'33 and Merzbow's ultimate noise; a grinding cacophony tempered with motorik precision. Immerse yourself in the gloopily transcendental pleasures of the world's finest purveyors of psych-rock magnificence."The Quietus.

                      "Few contemporary bands understand psychedeliaís weird mix of weightlessness and heaviosity better than Bardo Pond." Uncut.

                      A deconstructed masterclass that concludes with the mystical rampage of Into Something Else, a ten-minute slice of sludge blues at its gnarliest. Bardo Pond are no ordinary band." Drowned In Sound.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A. 1 Sit Sleep 2 Cymbals 3 Syn Dept.
                      Side B. 4 Before 5 Into Something Else

                      Billy Nomates

                      Billy Nomates (RSD21 EDITION)



                        Special ltd edition picture disc variant of the critically acclaimed Billy Nomates debut album available for RSD. After huge support from record stores and BBC 6 music alike, the original variant was a big seller for stores and sold out fast. This exclusive variant will be a popular one. Housed in a deluxe spined sleeve including printed insert with hand written lyrics and digital download card. The songs on her debut album all come from a place of defiance. Rebellion against Brexit. Against soul-sapping, dead-end jobs and zero-hours contracts. Against gender inequality, sexual harassment and festivals with obligatory female acts hidden in the small print. Billy's songs lampoon the same bleak reality satirised by her beloved Scarfolk website and explored so abrasively in the fringe theatre she finds solace in. Musically, there are snatches of Nick Cave's rumbling sprechgesang; the off-the-wall-ness of musicians like Captain Beefheart; Sleaford Mods' febrile post-punk; the groovesome lofi art-rock of Sonic Youth; and the brassy Americana of Emmylou Harris. What dominates, though, is a feeling of release. Of letting it all out.The track Supermarket Sweep features guest vocals by Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Modern Hart
                        Hippy Elite
                        Happy Misery
                        Supermarket Sweep

                        Call In Sick
                        Fat White Man
                        Wild Arena
                        Escape Artist


                        Vidiconia (RSD21 EDITION)



                          Brand new EP from Bibio featuring four beautiful haunting ambient pieces, reminiscent of his acclaimed Phantom Brickworks album.

                          Beverly Glenn-Copeland

                          At Last! EP (RSD21 EDITION)



                            Released in 1980 on Beverly Glenn-Copeland's own label and featuring his long-time collaborator Doug Riley At Last! took it's name because it took so long for Glenn to get back in the studio and release new music (his previous recordings were in 1970)! The ultra-rare EP reveals Glenn in deep funk, soul and rock modes. Part of an ongoing reissue campaign celebrating the diverse output of this legendary musician and transgender activist. Pressed on black vinyl. Beverly Glenn-Copeland -At Last! 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Montreal Main (The Buddha In The Palm) 2. Onward And Upward 3. Where There's Love 4. Journeyman

                            Biff Bang Pow!

                            Songs For The Sad Eyed Girly (RSD22 EDITION)


                              Classic Creation 1990 lp from Biff Bang Pow! feauring Alan McGee & Dick Green, founders of Creation Records.

                              Unavailable on vinyl since it's release. Biff Bang Pow! were a seminal 80s indie group, overshadowed by the success of their label. Time for a re-assessment we think. This is a beautiful pastoral acoustic-led recording. Sleeve notes by Alan McGee.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              She Kills Me
                              The Girl From Well Lane
                              Baby You Just Don’t Care
                              If You Don’t Love Me Now You Never Ever Will
                              Someone To Share My Life With
                              Hug Me Honey

                              Bernard Butler

                              People Move On: The B-Sides, 1998 + 2021 (RSD22 EDITION)


                                180g White Vinyl - first time on vinyl. Ex-London Suede guitarist Bernard Butler released his first solo album People Move On in 1998, to great critical acclaim and commercial success. This collection brings together on vinyl for the first time a collection of original and re-vocalled B-Sides from the People Move On project. 

                                Bruno Nicolai

                                La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) (RSD22 EDITION)

                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                  'The Red Queen Kills Seven Times' blurs the line between thriller and horror. The cult success it enjoys can be attributed to its aesthetics that encapsulate the essence of the Italian thriller. Bruno Nicolai's score for The Red Queen Kills Seven Times flawlessly brings together the pop and underground music sensitivity of the 1970s with the gothic nuances of the plot thanks to a clever use of harpsichords. The result is a pivotal score, not just because of the importance of the film itself, but for the whole golden age of the soundtrack genre. Exquisite, sweet and sensual lounge tracks are counterbalanced by tense, deranged and suspense-filled dodecaphonic highlights and by obstinate bass lines that become the perfect soundtrack for the Red Queen's murders or the victims' desperate getaways.

                                  The album is part of CAM Sugarís PAURA, a series of standalone soundtrack releases that follow the same-titled compilation which explores rare and unreleased horror gems from the label archive. This new limited 50th anniversary blood-red vinyl edition of this cult, sought-after soundtrack - a masterpiece of Italian Giallo cinemaóis fully remastered from original tapes, includes two bonus tracks and is destined to become a staple for the collectors of the genre and for the fans of the golden age of Italian and horror cinema, making it an essential release of Record Store Day 2022.

                                  Bark Psychosis

                                  SCUM (RSD23 EDITION)

                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                    This 12" single by post rock legends Bark Psychosis, is a beautifully haunting masterpiece, with an incredibly cool sleeve to accompany. Improvised and recorded live in the band's home of St John's Church in 1992, SCUM experimented with the use of space and extreme dynamics, with music that varied between minimal jazzy chording, airy acoustic drums, clamorous noise guitar, space-ambience and random vocal snippets. You can hear why the band have been credited as genre defining. Now a complete reinvention of the original 1992 release on 3rd Stone Records, and the first ever release on Rolling Heads. With updated artwork true to the original, SCUM has been fully remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell, with the help of frontman Graham Sutton. It will be pressed in 180g heavyweight black vinyl, and packaged in luxury 300gsm card sleeve, boasting something a little different to the original. This is a beautiful must listen release.

                                    Beach House

                                    Become (RSD23 EDITION)

                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                      The Become EP is a collection of 5 songs from the Once Twice Melody sessions. We didnít think they fit in the world of OTM, but later realized they all fit in a little world of their own. To us, they are all kind of scuzzy and spacious, and live in the spirit realm. Itís not really where we are currently going, but itís definitely somewhere we have been. We hope you enjoy these tunes, Alex and Victoria/Beach House.

                                      ‘Become’ featuring the songs ‘American Daughter’, ‘Devil’s Pool’, ‘Holiday House’, ‘Black Magic’ and the title track, and was produced by Beach House, with mixing by Alan Moulder (track 1), Trevor Spencer (tracks 2, 3, 5), and Caesar Edmunds (track 4), and mastering by Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound.

                                      ‘Become’ will be available on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 as a Record Store Day crystal-clear vinyl exclusive.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1 American Daughter
                                      2 Devil's Pool
                                      3 Holiday House

                                      1 Black Magic
                                      2 Become

                                      Blitz Vega (Johnny Marr & Andy Rourke)

                                      Strong Forever (RSD23 EDITION)

                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                        Andy Rourke, formerly of The Smiths & one of the most revered bassists of all time, has teamed up with front-man & guitarist Kav for their music project "BLITZ VEGA" They release their debut vinyl for Record Store Day, featuring new versions of their single "Strong Forever", including guest guitar from Johnny Marr & B-Sides / mixes & remixes from Z-Trip, Jagz Kooner, DayBreakers & Will Kennedy. The vinyl features unreleased new material, unavailable online.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Strong Forever (single Version) Z-Trip Mix
                                        Strong Forever Original (Jagz Kooner Mix)
                                        Strong Forever (Day Breakers Remix)
                                        Strong Forever ( Will Kennedy Live Band Mix)
                                        Lost & Found (Jagz Kooner Mix)
                                        Lost & Found ( Day Breakers Remix)
                                        LA Vampire ( Jagz Kooner Mix)
                                        Big Nose

                                        Born Heller

                                        Born Heller (RSD23 EDITION)

                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                          Josephine Foster's stunning collaboration with Jason Ajemian. Back on vinyl for the first time in over 16 years, this special edition features liner notes from former Chicago reader journalist Peter Margasak and new artwork. A 'remarkable... terrifyingly beautiful nightmare' of new folk, circa 2004. A minimal serenade for austere times; an off-kilter romance of voice and instrument compared to the brevity of early Bjork, featuring Fosterís fragile, hushed vocal, straight from old weird America, brought to life by way of Ajemian's bowed bass and effects, with a nod to the traditional English folk of yore in its construction.

                                          Butcher Brown & Bruce Hornsby

                                          Secret House (12" Single) (RSD23 EDITION)



                                            Limited Edition vinyl release of a never-before-heard collaboration between music veteran, Bruce Hornsby, and Concord Jazz artist Butcher Brown. The limited edition 12" LP pressed on Metallic Copper vinyl includes two tracks "Secret House" and "Thirty One". Exclusive release for RSD 2023.

                                            Brian Eno

                                            FOREVER VOICELESS (RSD23 EDITION)

                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                              An instrumental edition of the critically acclaimed 2022 album, FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE written and produced by Brian Eno
                                              “Heartbreaking songs shot through with wonder…. these songs feel personal, intimate and urgent.” ****, The Observer
                                              “FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE is not a ‘protest album’, Eno insists, but rather, a necessarily sombre meditation on a world that is “changing at a super-rapid rate….large parts of it are disappearing for ever.” As such, it is as timely as it is sobering and, in places, austerely, compellingly beautiful.” - ****, Mojo
                                              “‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE’ is nostalgic, melancholic, hopeful and hopeless, existentialist and nihilist. Brian Eno is one of the few artists who is able to convey the things he does by using so little, and ‘FOREVER’ is a prime example of his mastery.” - 9/10 CLASH
                                              “It’s a safe musical harbor from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that serves, like a cathedral, to draw us out of the mundane and into the realm of the transcendent.” - Riff
                                              “FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE was personal, intimate and vital” - #9: Albums of the Year, Uncut Magazine

                                              Bert Jansch

                                              Toy Balloon (RSD23 EDITION)

                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                Toy Balloon receives itís long overdue debut vinyl pressing, featuring new artwork. Caught somewhere between traditional folk and Janschís penchant for the blues, ëToy Ballooní, from 1998, was the elder statesman of British folkís 20th studio album. Featuring a host of fantastic solo performances along with a brace of bigger sounding moments with a band including former Dire Straitsí Pick Withers on drums and the legendary Pee Wee Ellis on sax, the mainly self-penned opus also boasts a hypnotic cover of the standard ëShe Moves Through The Fairí and an evocative reading of Jackson C Frankís ëCarnivalí.

                                                Bert Jansch

                                                When The Circus Comes To Town (RSD23 EDITION)

                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                  When The Circus Comes To Town receives it's long overdue first vinyl pressing, featuring new artwork. From 1995, the 19th studio album from the revered legend of the British folk community, saw Bert Jansch in a purple patch surrounded by the umpteenth folk revival and new generations "discovering" his virtuoso playing. Featuring 15 self-penned originals and bringing both sax and slide guitar into the mix on occasion, 'When The Circus Comes To Town' finds Jansch in fine voice as well as with swift fingers which feature on a brace of standout solo acoustic numbers.

                                                  Bob Marley & The Wailers

                                                  Stir It Up (RSD23 EDITION)

                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                    From Bob Marley and the Wailers world renowned 5th studio album (first release on Island Records) "Catch A Fire" this RSD exclusive will feature an unreleased version of Stir It Up Alternate Jamaican version and an instrumental version to celebrate the albums 50th anniversary 7".

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Promo/Stir It Up Alternate Jamaican
                                                    2. Stir It Up Alternate Jamaican Instrumental

                                                    Bobby Conn


                                                      Bobby Conn returns with his first new album in 8 years. As always, the sound is the past 50 years of art rock and soul tossed into a blender and set on liquify. I was really into 10cc, J Dilla, Liaisons Dangeroux, Jean Claude Vannier, Anna Meredith, Slade, D'Angelo, etc. when writing this record, but I'm sure you can hear it for yourself. Musically, this is a collaboration with my partner Monica BouBou on violin and vocals and our Superband of drummer Josh Johannpeter, bassist Jim "Dallas" Cooper, keyboardist and string player Billie Howard, guitarist Devin Davis, and long time sound artist DJ LeDeuce. We recorded it over many months in a basement. There is a cameo by synth genius Felix Kubin on Brother. Mixed by the brilliant Tobias Levin and Hannes Plattmeier in Hamburg, Germany.

                                                      Bobby Conn


                                                        Bobby Conn returns with his first new album in 8 years. As always, the sound is the past 50 years of art rock and soul tossed into a blender and set on liquify. I was really into 10cc, J Dilla, Liaisons Dangeroux, Jean Claude Vannier, Anna Meredith, Slade, D'Angelo, etc. when writing this record, but I'm sure you can hear it for yourself. Musically, this is a collaboration with my partner Monica BouBou on violin and vocals and our Superband of drummer Josh Johannpeter, bassist Jim "Dallas" Cooper, keyboardist and string player Billie Howard, guitarist Devin Davis, and long time sound artist DJ LeDeuce. We recorded it over many months in a basement. There is a cameo by synth genius Felix Kubin on Brother. Mixed by the brilliant Tobias Levin and Hannes Plattmeier in Hamburg, Germany.

                                                        Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth

                                                        Utopian Ashes

                                                          Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, alongside solo artist and Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth, presents this stunning debut solo project collection - exploring loss, miscommunication and emotional inarticulacy that a married couple experience as they realise that their relationship is breaking down.

                                                          ‘Utopian Ashes’ draws on the tradition of country soul classics, such as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’s ‘Grievous Angel’ and George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s ‘We Go Together’, to deal with the heavy realities of love turning sour. It’s an album for people who have dealt with the inevitable sadness that comes with age and acknowledged the realities of life. There is no sweetening of the pill, but it does achieve what should be the goal of all good art: to make us feel less alone. And while it’s not autobiographical, it channels heartfelt truth from the songwriters’ own experiences.

                                                          In addition to Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, the album features Johnny Hostile (bass) alongside Primal Scream trio Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (piano) and Darrin Mooney (drums).

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Barry says: This collaboration sees Beth and Gillespie in absolute peak form, flitting between more upbeat balladry and thoughtful meditative orchestration but always moving towards a brilliantly inventive conclusion. The more downbeat slo-country moments are accentuated with a perfect juxtaposition of vocal talents and a keen ear for melody. Beautiful stuff.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Chase It Down
                                                          English Town
                                                          Remember We Were Lovers
                                                          Your Heart Will Always Be Broken
                                                          Stones Of Silence
                                                          You Don’t Know What Love Is
                                                          You Can Trust Me Now
                                                          Living A Lie
                                                          Sunk In Reverie

                                                          As a delightful taster for his upcoming debut album called “Between A Smile And A Tear” on Music For Dreams, Danish artist Be Svendsen launches his new vocal driven - the weird and wonderful deep disco single ‘Drop The Gun’ World premiered by Pete Tong on BBC1, and already harnessing great momentum in Ibiza and the summer festivals, this crossover track is very likely to stick in your head. Produced, arranged, mixed, played and sung by Be Svendsen.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. Drop The Gun (Extended Mix) - 06.23
                                                          B1. Drop The Gun (Extended Instrumental) - 06.22
                                                          B2. Accapella - 04.27

                                                          Black Peaches follow up their acclaimed 2016 debut with a dazzling display of musicianship on their explosive new album Fire In The Hole.

                                                          “Black Peaches existed inside me before I was aware of it,” says the band’s Rob Smoughton, also known as a member of Hot Chip and Scritti Politti. “It’s the culmination and continuation of the music I love. I started to notice how Brazilian rhythm, funk, soul, classic country and pop were all combining in the music I was writing, and I looked for other band members to join me to bring it alive.”

                                                          And he found other members to bring that combination alive in Susumu Mukai, Charlie Michael, Nick Roberts and Thomas Greene. Together they released 2016’s acclaimed Get Down You Dirty Rascals and now return with an album that continues to throw genres together with all the seamless grace of a seasoned cocktail maker but free of the postured affectations associated with such moves.

                                                          Black Peaches are a place where genres collide and musical eras meld. On their second album the band has absorbed all the tropical sounds, glistening melodies and funk-ridden grooves into a sound that is truly their own. “I wanted the combination and layering of our influences to be organic,” says Smoughton. “To create Black Peaches music. To take the ideas from the first record further into our own place.”

                                                          The result is a record that skips with the vibrancy and buoyancy of a band still in love with the idea of bringing their record collection to life, but the band now understand themselves as much as the music that inspires them and have created something new and refined.

                                                          Given the eclectic styles rooted in the make-up of the band, to enter into the world of Black Peaches is often to feel like one is flying from country-to-country with each new song. For Smoughton this musical traversing is a key part of the experience of the band. “I find the combination of mythology, history and geography to be romantic and I want our music to elicit the same thrill. I think the album conjures up the adventure of moving from one place to another; from Spain into Northern Africa, where North America tips into the South. Narratively the songs inhabit a place between the conscious and subconscious - between dreams and waking life.”

                                                          This globetrotting sonic voyage creates a sense of the unknown in the record, where each track exists as a new and unpredictable path. This is all done under the mission of creating a record that is capable of pure musical transcendence. “I really believe that music has the ability to transcend and move people emotionally and spiritually,” Smoughton says. “Our music is not about the separation between musician and audience but about the space in between.”

                                                          Yet the album also works on an intuitive and physical level. On top of its narrative of the world between the conscious and the subconscious, it is also simply a collection of songs to make you dance and move. Whether it’s the Delta blues influenced strut of “Lemonade”, the “slinky and naughty” dance floor pounce of “The Black Peach Boogie” or the Afro-Brazilian skip of “Cuatro Berimbau.”

                                                          Perhaps the most emblematic song of all when it comes to capturing the essence, power and groove of the album is the title track “Fire in the Hole”. “It comes from a phrase that miners would shout it to warn others that they had charged an explosive,” Smoughton says. “It’s to tell you something is about to explode. In this case it’s about being unable to resist the urge to dance. About giving over to rhythm and sound.”

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Cuatro Berimbau
                                                          2. Lemonade
                                                          3. Fire In The Hole
                                                          4. Barracuda
                                                          5. The Black Peach Boogie
                                                          6. Spice Route
                                                          7. Pillars Of Hercules

                                                          Bonus Dinked 7”
                                                          Side A
                                                          Bad Luck
                                                          Side B
                                                          Dub Peach Boogie

                                                          Ben Abraham


                                                            In contrast to its ethereal title, Ben Abraham’s ‘Sirens’ is deeply human. Its songs were written over the artist’s developing years as a writer and the album has become a kind of musical documentary of the loss, longing and growth that carried Abraham from his very first lyric to this, his first album.

                                                            Abraham first found his voice writing songs whilst working in a hospital. Eight years on, he’s made an album, toured with Emmylou Harris, co-written with Grammy-nominated singer Sarah Barreilles and made ‘Sirens’, his debut album.

                                                            Originally self-released in Australia, ‘Sirens’ is now receiving a worldwide release via Secretly Canadian.

                                                            Ben recorded ‘Sirens’ with two local friends, Jono Steer (who was his live mixer) and percussionist Leigh Fisher. A number of other Melbourne musicians joined in on sessions, including Gossling, whose angelic voice can be heard in the opening track. Gotye helped produce the haunting vocals on ‘Speak’, while ‘experimental electronic producer’ Tim Shiel assisted on ‘This Is On Me’.

                                                            ‘This Is On Me’, co-written / sung with platinum-selling artist Sara Bareilles, has its own story. After Abraham posted a song (‘To Sara, From Ben’) on YouTube, Bareilles’ fans began to tweet the video and it grabbed her attention. When she played Melbourne in 2011, she invited Abraham up on stage to co-sing a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ and an original co-write was subsequently born.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            I Belong To You
                                                            You And Me
                                                            To Love Someone
                                                            This Is On Me
                                                            Somebody’s Mother
                                                            A Silent Prayer

                                                            Barry Adamson

                                                            Back To The Cat - 2022 Reissue

                                                              Originally released in 2008, Back To The Cat, was in keeping with the artist who developed the concept of the imaginary soundtrack, with every song building a compelling narrative around Barry’s lifelong investigation of identity, sexuality, race, spirituality and society. The record picked up the threads of his previous work and continued to showcase his musical ambidexterity covering noir jazz, sun-drenched pop ballads, fractious funk, heavenly blues and subversive soul.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1 The Beaten Side Of Town
                                                              A2 Straight 'Til Sunrise
                                                              A3 Spend A Little Time
                                                              A4 Shadow Of Death Hotel
                                                              A5 I Could Love You
                                                              B1 Walk On Fire
                                                              B2 Flight
                                                              B3 Civilization
                                                              B4 People
                                                              B5 Psycho_Sexual

                                                              Barry Adamson

                                                              I Will Set You Free - 2022 Reissue

                                                                Initially released in 2012, I Will Set You Free amalgamated elements of Barry’s previous work, resulting in an album that is unmistakably Barry Adamson. Like many of Adamson’s records, the album is a genre odyssey that jumps from garage rock rock, to blues, to new-wave pop, with the adventurous brass section injecting an acid jazz touch. His overwhelming desire to examine cultural shifts and embrace them within the quest to improve oneself that often centres in Adamson’s art is clearly present in I Will Set You Free. This subsequently makes it a quintessential Barry Adamson record that fits right in with the back catalogue. 

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1 Get Your Mind Right
                                                                A2 Black Holes In My Brain
                                                                A3 Turnaround
                                                                A4 The Power Of Suggestion
                                                                A5 Destination
                                                                B1 The Trigger City Blues
                                                                B2 Looking To Love Somebody
                                                                B3 The Sun And The Sea
                                                                B4 If You Love Her
                                                                B5 Stand In

                                                                Barry Adamson

                                                                Know Where To Run - 2022 Reissue

                                                                  Barry’s 2016 album, Know Where To Run, was produced by Barry himself and recorded in Brighton with Paul Pascoe, whilst WTNSS mixed and provided additional production at the legendary Dean Street Studios. The concept behind the album emerged when Barry started taking photos during a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds North American tour, playing with the idea of traversing different states of the human condition and different states across America. The result was an audio/visual project inspired by these pictures, with the record being presented alongside a curated photobook. 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1 In Other Worlds
                                                                  A2 Cine City
                                                                  A3 Come Away
                                                                  A4 Death Takes A Holiday
                                                                  A5 Claw And Wing
                                                                  B1 Texas Crash
                                                                  B2 Mr Greed
                                                                  B3 Up In The Air
                                                                  B4 Evil Kind

                                                                  Memento Mori charts Adamson’s career from 1978’s Magazine track, ‘Parade’ (co-written by Adamson, from their debut album Real Life), to his work as founding member, alongside Nick Cave, of the Bad Seeds (‘From Her To Eternity’, co-written by Adamson); through his nine solo albums, from 1988’s Moss Side Story to the latest Love Sick Dick EPs, bringing everything up to date with a brand new unreleased track, ‘The Hummingbird’.

                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Laura says: When people talk about Manchester music legends, Barry Adamson barely gets a mention, but as this compilation demonstrates, he's been responsible for some of the most incredible, genre-bending music to come out of Manchester in the last 30 years, blending post-punk, jazz, blues, soundtracks, and everything in between in his own inimitable way. Stand out tracks include "The Man With The Golden Arm" from the briliantly noir-ish "Moss Side Story" and "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis" from 1996's "Oedipus Schmoedipus" featuring Jarvis Cocker on vocals, along with "Parade" by Magazine and "From Her To Eternity" from his days as a Bad Seed.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  The Man With The Golden Arm (Moss Side Story,1988)
                                                                  Jazz Devil (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                  Civilization (Back To The Cat, 2008)
                                                                  Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)*
                                                                  The Snowball Effect (The Negro Inside Me, 1993)
                                                                  The Sun And The Sea (I Will Set You Free, 2012)
                                                                  The Big Bamboozle (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                  I Got Clothes – ACR:MCR Rework (Love Sick Dick Remix EP, 2017)
                                                                  Come Hell Or High Water (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                  Something Wicked This Way Comes (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                  The Long Way Back Again (Single Version, 2006)
                                                                  Up In The Air (Single Version, 2016)
                                                                  007, A Fantasy Bond Theme (Soul Murder, 1992)
                                                                  Sweet Misery (Love Sick Dick, 2017)
                                                                  The Hummingbird (Memento Mori, 2018)
                                                                  Parade – Magazine (Real Life, 1978)
                                                                  From Her To Eternity – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (From Her To Eternity, 1984)
                                                                  *with Jarvis Cocker

                                                                  Barry Adamson

                                                                  Steal Away EP - 2022 Reissue

                                                                    Barry Adamson’s Steal Away EP released for the first time on vinyl via Mute. The EP was written and recorded at the time Adamson was writing his memoir ‘Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars’. The record ended up becoming an intrinsic part of the book writing process with Barry explaining, “The book is the past, the record is the past present. I needed to write it to get through the book, to stay present.” Sitting amongst Barry’s diverse catalogue, Steal Away EP presents a refreshing vibrancy and western-like feel that further demonstrates Adamson’s multifaceted ability in songwriting. 

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1 Let’s Steal Away
                                                                    A2 Broken Moments
                                                                    B1 The Climber
                                                                    B2 Sundown County Ft. Big Walt Daniels

                                                                    Barry Adamson

                                                                    Stranger On The Sofa - 2022 Reissue

                                                                      Barry Adamson takes us Back to the Catalogue with a series of reissues on coloured vinyl and CD.

                                                                      Originally released in the mid-2000s, Stranger On The Sofa is an album tied together by its mysterious cinematic composure. Each track is used to demonstrate the breadth of musicianship and re-presentation of countless timeless genres, moving in between electronica and jazz with shadowy ambience scattered throughout. Nick Plytas and Adrian Owusu provided their expertise on the organ and slide guitar, with Barry playing almost every other instrument. Composing, performing, recording and producing Stranger On The Sofa undoubtedly makes it an album that represents Adamson fully embracing the DIY aesthetic from where he began.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1 Here In The Hole
                                                                      A2 The Long Way Back Again
                                                                      A3 Officer Bentley's Fairly Serious Dilemma
                                                                      B1 Who Killed Big Bird?
                                                                      B2 Theresa Green
                                                                      B3 The Sorrow And The Pity
                                                                      B4 My Friend The Fly
                                                                      C1 Inside Of Your Head
                                                                      C2 You Sold Your Dreams
                                                                      C3 Déjà Morte
                                                                      D1 Dissemble
                                                                      D2 Free Love

                                                                      Barry Adamson

                                                                      The King Of Nothing Hill

                                                                        New album from Barry Adamson, and his most accessible to date. Still with his usual cool, dark vibes and filmic layered moods, but with an added dimension of lush, funky, soul-jazz. Add to that great musicianship and deep production and you've got yet another absolutely superb Barry Adamson album. Totally essential.

                                                                        Baba Ali

                                                                        Memory Device

                                                                          Though most debuts are the culmination of a lifetime of influences and experiences, few artists succeed in mapping their musical journey quite as vividly as Baba Ali has on Memory Device. Tracing his Nigerian heritage, an adolescence absorbing No Wave and the hip hop on NYC’s Hot 97, time immersed in the techno scene in Berlin, and the experimental punk spirit of his current base in London, Memory Device is an enthralling introduction to a musician who resolutely defies pigeonholing.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Draggin' On
                                                                          Black Wagon
                                                                          Thought Leader
                                                                          Nature's Curse
                                                                          Better Days
                                                                          The Well
                                                                          Got An Idea
                                                                          Waiting Room
                                                                          Nuclear Family
                                                                          Temp Worker 

                                                                          Brendon Anderegg


                                                                            The music of Brendon Anderegg is a hall of mirrors, multi-layered and self-obscuring. Largely filtered through Mountains - his pioneering electronic project with Koen Holtkamp - Anderegg emerged as a solo artist in the late 90s. He returns now with ‘June’, a vinyl-exclusive release on Thrill Jockey.

                                                                            The music on ‘June’ is a complex network of layers, paradoxically a calm and soothing listen. Collapsing history into its own contemporary sonic movements, Andregg’s methodically created work falls in the lineage of electronic pioneers like Bernard Parmegiani and early ambient projects like Tangerine Dream, Popul Vuh and Cluster and puts his solo work in the realm of New Age figures like Michael Stearns and JD Emmanuel. ‘June’ is a singularly beautiful and challenging work that marks the long overdue re-emergence of Brendon Anderegg as a solo voice.

                                                                            Brendon Anderegg is a Brooklyn-based, Emmynominated composer with clients ranging from Pitchfork to ESPN.

                                                                            Available only on vinyl, ‘June’ is pressed on virgin vinyl and includes a free digital download coupon.

                                                                            Daniel “Blackbelt” Andersen has been active in the Norwegian dance music community for a number of years. The Blackbelt sound can be described as Juan Atkins jamming with Airto Moreira, with a bit of Larry Levan thrown in for good measure. Sparkling tech-tinted house meets cosmic disco is the order of the day here, with lush synth washes, arpeggiated keyboard lines, simple 4/4 beats and tripped-out vistas.

                                                                            A few words from Prins Thomas: 'The raw material which became “II” has the same DNA as Blackbelt’s debut. His ideas might lay around for 5-10 years before that crucial missing “middle part” pops out of nowhere (or in this instance: two old ideas gets combined into a new one) but essentially they all come out with the same colour, taste and smell… and they all sound like nothing but Blackbelt Andersen. Over a three month period in 2011 I invited Daniel into the mess that I call K16 Studios for a hectic but creative reworking of the material that he had piled up. The idea was to use Daniel’s tracks as templates and use whatever kind of tool we had at our disposal to colour in the white fields. Kalimbas, cheap old throwaway synths, guitar amps and effect boxes…'

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            01. Åpenbaring
                                                                            02. Delta Tango Alfa
                                                                            03. Kosmos
                                                                            04. Mann På Mars
                                                                            05. Resten Av Ditt Liv
                                                                            06. Lagniappe Del 1
                                                                            07. Indre Demoner
                                                                            08. Postkort Fra Berlin
                                                                            09. Stressa Ut
                                                                            10. Lagniappe Del 2
                                                                            11. Haiku

                                                                            Bess Atwell

                                                                            Already, Always

                                                                              Residing now in Brighton, Bess grew up in the English countryside in a creative family of songwriters and artists. Whilst her crystalline vocals draw favourable comparisons to the likes of Marika Hackman and Julia Jacklin, her lyrics evoke an imagery that often spins from the pastoral to the abstract.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Co-op
                                                                              2. All You Can Do
                                                                              3. Silver Fir
                                                                              4. Dolly
                                                                              5. Love Is Not Enough
                                                                              6. How Do You Leave
                                                                              7. Time Comes In Roses
                                                                              8. Red Light Heaven
                                                                              9. Olivia, In A Separate Bed
                                                                              10. Nobody

                                                                              Brian Auger & The Trinity

                                                                              Far Horizons

                                                                                The ground- breaking, unique jazz/R&B/pop group Brian Auger & The Trinity were formed from the ashes of Long John Baldry’s and Brian Auger’s previous group bandThe Steampacket, an R&B Revue collective, which also featured a then barely known Rod Stewart and Julie Driscoll.

                                                                                Adding the UKs then greatest soul/pop singer Julie Driscoll to this new collective meant that not only did the band have a unique, beautiful voice and face to front the group – Driscoll also embodied everything about the 1960s fashionable It Girl; her sound, her clothes, hair styles and make up assured that nearly as many column inches were dedicated to her stylish demeanour as much as the band’s genre bending music.

                                                                                The group were the one of the first too to intentionally set out to break down musical barriers – Brian himself specifically stated in the sleeve notes for 1968s ‘Definitely What!’ album that his concept “lies along a straight line drawn between pop and jazz and aims at the ‘fusion’ of both elements”. ‘Fusion’ at that time was not even a recognised musical term, reinforcing Auger’s credentials as an originator and innovator.

                                                                                “Back then the jazz audiences were purists. They really looked down on rock and pop,” he explains. “I had people cross the road when they saw me coming, I was persona non grata at Ronnie Scotts because of themusic we were doing and the clothes we were wearing”.

                                                                                Happily – audiences of the time didn’t take the same dismissive approach, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity toured the US and had exploded onto American TV screens as guests of The Monkees, and also scored hits across Europe's pop charts via the singles ‘This Wheels On Fire’ & ‘Save Me’ – but simultaneously appeared on the UK’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ in the same month as headlining major European Jazz Festivals – a feat no other act has equalled since.

                                                                                Between 1967 and ’70, Brian Auger experienced a four year run of unprecedented creativity – 1967’s Open with Julie Driscoll, 1968’s Definitely What!, 1969’s Streetnoise again with Driscoll and 1970’s Befour – taking the Hammond Organ in new directions with their thrilling fusion of club R&B, jazz and psychedelic cool, engaging both the underground and the mainstream, and bringing the group chart success in the UK and Europe. “I look back on my years with The Trinity as aperiod of discovery,” Auger concludes. “I didn’t know what would happen or where it would take me but we were breaking down barriers and going someplace new.”

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Open (1967)
                                                                                A1. In And Out
                                                                                A2. Isola Natale
                                                                                A3. Black Cat
                                                                                A4. Lament For Miss Baker
                                                                                A5. Goodbye Jungle Telegraph
                                                                                B2. Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
                                                                                B3. A Kind Of Love In
                                                                                B4. Break It Up
                                                                                B5. Season Of The Witch

                                                                                Streetnoise (1969)
                                                                                A1. Tropic Of Capricorn
                                                                                A2. Czechoslovakia
                                                                                A3. Take Me To The Water
                                                                                A4. A Word About Colour
                                                                                B1. Light My Fire
                                                                                B2. Indian Rope Man
                                                                                B3. When I Was A Young Girl
                                                                                B4. Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)
                                                                                C1. Ellis Island
                                                                                C2. In Search Of The Sun
                                                                                C3. Finally Found You Out
                                                                                C4. Looking In The Eye Of The World
                                                                                D1. Vauxhall To Lambeth Bridge
                                                                                D2. All Blues
                                                                                D3. I’ve Got Life
                                                                                D4. Save The Country

                                                                                Definitely What! (1968)
                                                                                A1. A Day In The Life
                                                                                A2. George Bruno Money
                                                                                A3. Far Horizon
                                                                                A4. John Brown’s Body
                                                                                B1. Red Beans And Rice
                                                                                B2. Bumpin’ On Sunset
                                                                                B3. If You Live
                                                                                B4. Definitely What

                                                                                Befour (1970)
                                                                                A1. I Wanna Take You Higher
                                                                                A2. Pavane
                                                                                A3. No Time To Live
                                                                                A4. Maiden Voyage
                                                                                B1. Listen Here
                                                                                B2. Just You Just Me

                                                                                Brian Auger

                                                                                Auger Incorporated

                                                                                  Auger Incorporated is a career spanning triple vinyl / double CD compilation of the legendary Brian Augers’ music. Lauded and loved by artists as diverse as Mose Allison to Emma-Jean Thackray, his tracks have been sampled by Mos Def & Common, his original compositions covered by Sarah Vaughan, Richard 'Groove' Holmes and The Main Ingredient. He is a Grammy nominee and recipient of a US Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for his ‘contribution to the American art form of Jazz’.

                                                                                  Auger Incorporated includes classic album tracks, rarities and live concerts performances, some of which have never released before from Brian’s ground-breaking, genre busting catalogue, and reaches back to his early 60’s debut as an poll-winning jazz piano prodigy, his transformation into swinging London’s premier Hammond Organ player via his groups’ The Steam Packet and Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, and his flagship 70’s band – The Oblivion Express - Auger's blend of jazz, R&B and pop idioms saw him credited as one of the earliest protagonists of jazz fusion.

                                                                                  Particularly rare highlights include The Steam Packet’s blistering instrumental version of Robert Parkers’s R&B smash Watch Your Step, the 2 tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson backed by Brian The Trinity with a young Jimmy Page as guest, the live 1960’s versions of Save Me & Red Beans & Rice and the recently unearthed version of the jazz dance classic Jeannine featuring the unmistakable voice of Julie Driscoll.

                                                                                  From The Oblivion Express era, there’s an intense and driving live version of Freedom Jazz Dance, and the alternative mix/radio edit of Marvin Gaye’s Inner City Blues, Brian’s mid 80’s Italo-disco hit ‘Night Train To Nowhere’ – Auger Incorporated has something for the die hard fan and all those new to this extraordinary musicians unmatchable 60 year career.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1 The Preacher
                                                                                  A2 Poinciana
                                                                                  A3 Watch Your Step – The Steampacket
                                                                                  A4 The Sidewinder - The Steampacket
                                                                                  B1 Walkin’ - Sonny Boy Williamson
                                                                                  B2 See A Man Downstairs - Sonny Boy Williamson
                                                                                  B3 In & Out
                                                                                  B4 Red Beans & Rice LIVE (Ce Soir On Danse, Paris)
                                                                                  B5 I Wanna Take You Higher

                                                                                  C1 Indian Rope Man
                                                                                  C2 Light My Fire
                                                                                  C3 This Wheels On Fire
                                                                                  C4 Save Me (Live - Piper Club, Rome)
                                                                                  C5 Jeanine
                                                                                  D1 Total Eclipse
                                                                                  D2 A Better Land
                                                                                  D3 Fill Your Head With Laughter

                                                                                  E1 Whenever You’re Ready
                                                                                  E2 Straight Ahead
                                                                                  E3 Inner City Blues - Alternative Mix
                                                                                  E4 Freedom Jazz Dance (Live At Winter Garden)
                                                                                  F1 Planet Earth Calling
                                                                                  F2 Night Train To Nowhere
                                                                                  F3 Splatch
                                                                                  F4 Freddie' S Flight

                                                                                  It’s not because one might have worked with people like Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin and Rod Stewart throughout their career that Italo disco wouldn’t get the best of your work. A great example of the Italian phenomenon’s infectiously widespread grip is British rock keyboardist Brian Auger’s path, when he found himself in a Milanese recording studio during the mid 80’s and recorded his last known release in that decade. Powerfully fusing decades of rock and jazz education with the synthetic hysteria of the time (and culture), the result is a classic robo-disco / slo-mo Italo number that has found its way into some of our favorite DJ sets for a while now. Vocal and instrumental are featured on the A-side and in addition the B-side offers a new remix where things take somewhat of a catastrophic turn into what sounds like Brian getting on the wrong train to a K-hole, strictly for the freakier end of the night. Meticulously remastered at manmade mastering in Berlin.

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Mine says: Sound Metaphors are coming through with the big hitters again. One of my all time faves is finally available on big wax again and I'm a very happy camper. Don't snooooze!

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Night Train To Nowhere (Vocal)
                                                                                  2. Night Train To Nowhere (Instrumental)
                                                                                  3. Night Train To Nowhere (Castro's Disaster To Nowhere)


                                                                                  Give It / Hold It

                                                                                  Super exclusive, blink-and-you'll-miss-'em, killer mixes of Sade and Change. Of the many, many versions of "Give It Up" over the years I'm going to stick my neck out and say this is the 2nd best version which is high praise indeed (nothing can touch the Kenny Larkin version from 95!).

                                                                                  The Change edit on the flip is equally enticing, looping up that golden Strat lick and extending the best bits of this early boogie blueprint till we're lost in late night dancefloor ecstasy. It's not hard to image the glitterball shimmering bright while this one spins...

                                                                                  Pretty sure we're one of the very few places where you can cop this, making this a bit of a Christmas coup.... Don't sleep! 

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Matt says: Perfect for the working festive DJ. Sade and Change nicely extended and kitted out in slightly more modern attire.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A. Give It
                                                                                  B. Hold It

                                                                                  Baader Meinhof

                                                                                  Baader Meinhof

                                                                                    Taking its name from two renowned members of The Red Army Faction, the album tells the story of the organisation and was recorded by Haines between Auteurs albums.

                                                                                    Long unavailable, the album has been remastered and expanded with five bonus tracks, including four previously unreleased tracks taken from a remix EP that was never commercially released.

                                                                                    The album comes with brand new sleeve-notes by Luke Haines.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. BAADER MEINHOF
                                                                                    2. MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT
                                                                                    3. THER'S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT
                                                                                    4. MOGADISHU
                                                                                    5. THEME FROM BURN, WAREHOUSE, BURN
                                                                                    6. GSG-29
                                                                                    7. ...IT'S A MORAL ISSUE
                                                                                    8. BACK ON THE FARM
                                                                                    9. KILL RAMIREZ
                                                                                    10. BAADER MEINHOF
                                                                                    11. I'VE BEEN A FOOL FOR YOU - LP BONUS 7"
                                                                                    12. BAADER MEINHOF (CONFRONTATION REMIX)
                                                                                    13. THERE'S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT (FUSE REMIX) *
                                                                                    14. THERE'S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT(MUZIQ REMIX)
                                                                                    15. GOD IS WAR- DALAI LLAMA

                                                                                    The backstory to this one is great and goes something like this: Darryl Baalki is a reclusive person who grew up with his mother and his father's record collection. That was his only connection to the outside world and he somehow thought it was all the music ever recorded so for him to make something new he had to combine parts from it together. Whether true or not, his Flower Out Of A Stone EP on Deeppa is a sublime affair. It clocks in somewhere between deep house with serious jazzy chops and loungey downbeat, with the title track boasting an impressively soulful vocal. Elsewhere, the organic instruemntation and improvsed grooves of Faze Action at their best come to mind, with sultry sax lines, spiritual vocal whispers and feathery drums all oozing a certain timeless musical class.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Take All This Pressure (Jazzy Version)
                                                                                    Flower Out Of A Stone
                                                                                    When & Where
                                                                                    Autumn Mists (Album Version)
                                                                                    One Of The Few, One Of The Many

                                                                                    For their third release San Francisco based Indian duo Baalti bring the heat and delve into what they say is their most personally authentic release to date, disclosing the record reflects the various club sounds they’ve been enjoying and discovering over the past year.

                                                                                    The five track EP which they’ve titled ‘Better Together’, stays true to their signature sampling of nostalgic South Asian flavours derived from classic Indian, Pakistani, and Bangaldeshi music but on this occasion fused with a backdrop of breaks and euphoric club music which perfectly aligns with Seb Wildblood’s All My Thoughts imprint to which the EP is released on. The duo have kept a consistent emotive element to the music throughout the EP combined with the leftfield dancefloor sounds they’ve been vouching for more recently.

                                                                                    About the release Baalti go on to explain: ‘With this record, we wanted to lean into clubbier energy that’s been inspiring, enriching and energizing us. We’re trying to connect where we come from to where we are right now, bringing sounds we grew up with to dancefloors and spaces we’re part of today. It’s our most sincere and complete expression yet, and we’ve tried to capture all of the feelings we had from a year of touring, living with our bffs, being in love, finding amazing communities through music, and getting more connected with each other as a duo.’

                                                                                    It perfectly aligns itself with the silky yet rugged aesthetics currently explored by acts like Overmono and Two Shell - whilst injecting a seductive exotic element via its Eastern informed sound palette. Hot stuff! 

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Matt says: Modern sheen and eastern promise collide for a spectacular excursion into bass and breaks which has to be some of the stimulating and interesting records we've had all week. Tough and melodic in equal measure, this is a brilliantly balanced club record which opens our ears up to some nicely exotic sounds.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Spilling
                                                                                    A2. Buttons
                                                                                    A3. Kirpa
                                                                                    B1. Wedding Season
                                                                                    B2. Staying In Touch 



                                                                                      LuckyMe are proud to present Baauer’s long awaited debut album, ‘Aa’.

                                                                                      Following the smash ‘GoGo!’ single (2015), the ‘ß’ EP with Rae Sremmurd and Alunageorge (2014), laser-etched vinyl 12” ‘Dum Dum’ (2013) and the genre-defining ‘Higher’ with Just Blaze and Jay Z (2012) - not to mention the ‘Harlem Shake’ phenomenon - multi-platinum selling artist Baauer sets off again to change contemporary American dance music with a highly anticipated debut album.

                                                                                      ‘Aa’ (pronounced ‘double a’) is a record that could only be made by a kid born of New York inspired by rap and dance music culture, travelling the globe sampling and processing found sounds.

                                                                                      This is bright, stadium, urban dance music from the 26- year-old Portuguese New Yorker (via London and Philadelphia) known as Harry Rodrigues, with special guests Future, Pusha T, MIA, Novelist, Leikeli47, Rustie and Tirzah, plus the continuing visual collaboration with multi-medium artist Jonathan Zawada.

                                                                                      Baba Ali

                                                                                      Laugh Like A Bomb

                                                                                        Having previously collaborated with Al Doyle (LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip) on their debut album, this time the duo absconded to Doyle’s studio in his own touring absence and took to production duties themselves. Laugh Like A Bomb was recorded in just three weeks before being mixed by Sheffield producer Ross Orton (Working Men’s Club / Arctic Monkeys / MIA).

                                                                                        “I think a lot of the process of writing this album came from pushing ourselves to our limits to get to the essential idea, and discarding anything that felt superfluous or unnecessary.” explains Baba. “There was a lot of writing, re-writing, deleting, re-recording and then just repeating that process again. A lot of times the best idea would come out of that final push when you’re too exhausted to even think and you rely on feeling.”

                                                                                        Returning following the release of their debut ‘Memory Device’ in 2020 and 18 months of touring across Europe and the US with the likes of Yard Act and Chk Chk Chk, Baba Ali have created an incendiary follow up with one foot firmly placed on the dance floor, the other in a state of constant frenzy. Laugh Like A Bomb showcases anxious synths and scratchy guitars that collide with concrete drum hits, pulsing bass and Baba’s snarly vocals in 40 minute collection that explores feelings of unease, abandon and desire as well explorations into the more sinister.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Barry says: Stark minimal wave synth lines and snappy percussion meet euphoric hypnotic dancefloor business in a perfect clash of styles, resulting in a wonderfully evocative and singular LP. Part funk, part synth, part pop, and all hugely enjoyable.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Hold My Head
                                                                                        Burn Me Out
                                                                                        Gold Rush!
                                                                                        I'm Bored
                                                                                        Anesthesia, Beverly Hill
                                                                                        Laugh Like A Bomb
                                                                                        Make U Feel
                                                                                        A Circle
                                                                                        Lip Service
                                                                                        Bankrupt Funk
                                                                                        Yves Klein Blue

                                                                                        When he‘s not writing or recording, Baba Stiltz immerses in fearless fiction by the likes of Denis Johnson and Dodie Bellamy; prose where pedestrian details become transcendent in aggregate and the inner lives of marginal characters are examined as though they were kings. A similar thesis runs
                                                                                        through "Paid Testimony“, the essential second tape of minimalist guitar music from the FilipinoAmerican-Swedish artist.

                                                                                        In recent years, Stiltz has made like Lee Hazelwood‘s Cowboy In Sweden in reverse, making annual pilgrimages from Stockholm to California and reconnecting with his roots via a guitar and a Fostex 4- track. He‘s drawn to the less glamorous corners of the golden state, an observant habitué of unkempt streets and dive bars stretching from LA to Vacaville. It‘s a long stretch from the jetset techno clubs where Baba originally plied his musical trade, but it‘s where he finds characters and ideas worth writing about.
                                                                                        The characters on "Paid Testimony" are on the edge and on the run. Surrounded by flawed men with big schemes since childhood, he extrapolates characters who plot bank heists and order milk and
                                                                                        vodka in AM hours, the type of confrontation-prone characters who 'say some shit, make everyone uncomfortable and then just split.' To focus on the rawness of this document would discount the humor and sympathy with which he treats his characters, not to mention the subtly-psychedelic songwriting recalling David Berman, early Smog, the original indie
                                                                                        rock minimalist poets.

                                                                                        On the final song, Stiltz looks back on the city that raised him, "Stockholm", referencing 'young professionals carelessly living' before adding "I can‘t say I‘m not jealous even though I live my life just like they do.' There‘s an honesty in the small details revealed on "Paid Testimony“, and a defined
                                                                                        sense of place, be it Stockholm, Sacramento or some dim barroom across from the Bank Of America. Baba doesn‘t quite fit in anywhere. This outsider quality has often been used as a marketing tool, yet here, it lends a writerly aspect to the proceedings, an unreality to the everyday.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1) Finite Jest 
                                                                                        A2) Running To Chris 
                                                                                        A3) Wild Ride 
                                                                                        A4) Sacramento 
                                                                                        A5) You Can’t Put Your Arm Around A Memory 
                                                                                        B1) Chasing It (Again) 
                                                                                        B2) Big City 
                                                                                        B3) Body High 
                                                                                        B4) Stockholm 

                                                                                        Babies Three

                                                                                        File Under Retaliation

                                                                                          Kent band in hardcore / emocore shock!! This great little band sound bloody good. It's authentic and totally enjoyable emo with that darker,harder edge to it and at a great price for a longish disc.



                                                                                            Margate’s prolific polymath BABii follows her recent slice of UKG influenced futuristic-pop called ‘SHADOW’ with the emotive and hypnotic new single ‘BRUiiSE’ as she announces her forthcoming sophomore album MiiRROR. Released physically on the 4th June via Gloo, this highly anticipated project is a multidisciplinary manifestation of BABii’s authentic DIY sensibilities and will be accompanied by a book, ARG and live A/V show - all written, produced and creatively directed by BABii, real name Daisy Emily Warne.

                                                                                            Seamlessly setting the tone of what’s to be expected of the album and given the nod from tastemakers including Resident Advisor, i-D, Electronic Beats, The Independent, Hunger, Dummy Mag, Loud & Quiet, The Line of Best fit, NPR, Anthony Fantano and more, first single ‘SHADOW’ dropped alongside a video directed by BABii and Johnny Goddard that aimed to aesthetically capture the soul and imagination of where she grew up as a young child. Filmed at night time in a junkyard, this transportative visual treads the line of fantasy and reality with added VFX and costume all designed and made by BABii out of bungee cords, seat belts, tarpaulin and more. Where ‘SHADOW’ explored not facing your biggest inner demons, ‘BRUiSE’ further enlightens us to this this upcoming projects narrative as BABii sings about “being scared about making the right choice and trying to figure out whether a feeling is true or if it's just an old hurt (or bruise) trying to trick you into repeating a pattern of self sabotage.”

                                                                                            Music has always been a mirror for electronic pop adventurer BABii where among her songs’ skittering beats and fractured synths are reflections of her deepest self. Abandonment is at the heart of this haunting record because Warne grew up without a mother, raised in Yorkshire, Kent and Canada by a nomadic father who, after quitting a potential career playing ice hockey, hustled his way through life, turning his hand to antique dealing and building and renting out a warehouse space to creatives.

                                                                                            The context for this compelling new project is a long awaited interaction following the re-entry of Warne’s mother in her life that one day unleashed a tidal wave of emotions and sparked something in Warne, who decided to devote her next project to exorcising those demons - the dark reality and the idyll she had in her head as a kid. A universe built on real life heartache, MiiRROR will present a fantastical tale and exploration of “the duality of emotions: good and bad, light and dark” across ten songs and a story full of demons and junk yards.

                                                                                            An ardent and inspired teller of stories both dreamlike and real, BABii’s nomadic and creative upbringing by her father laid the foundations for her DIY and daring experimental approach to creation. Since her 2018 debut single ‘PHANTOM’, 2019 debut album HiiDE, GLOO collective collaborative album XYZ and most recent EP iii+, this accomplished multidisciplinary producer, songwriter, vocalist and visual artist has been consistently championed on the airwaves by the likes of Tom Ravenscroft, Lauren Laverne and Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, 1Xtra, and in the press by tastemakers including Loud and Quiet, The Quietus, Clash, The Line of Best Fit and more.

                                                                                            A conceptual artist both sonically and visually, BABii’s unique and instantly recognisable, mellifluous and nymph like vocals blended with ethereal, textured and challenging productions have gained her a loyal following of fans. As we enter a new post pandemic chapter on this earth, BABii promises to provide some much needed sonic escapism as she takes us further into her world. 

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. DRiiFT
                                                                                            2. BRUiiSE
                                                                                            3. WASTE
                                                                                            4. TRACKS
                                                                                            5. TiiME/EMiiT
                                                                                            6. SHADOW
                                                                                            7. HUNTED
                                                                                            8. 4WARDS:BACK
                                                                                            9. VOiiD
                                                                                            10. MOTHER

                                                                                            Another outstanding Jazz fusion release for Dynamite cuts. limited edition 7" release of 2 masterpieces by Alice Babs and Nils Lindberg's Orchestra. Both tracks ‎taken from the "Music With A Jazz Flavour" LP.

                                                                                            "Been to Canaan" – This amazing jazz-fusion vocal has stood the test of time always in demand. Never before pressed and released as 45. A massive dancer and a must have release.

                                                                                            "It don't mean a thing if it aint got the swing" – this famous Jazz standard covered by many different artists, But with Alice she makes it her own, backed up by the Nils Lindberg's Orchestra

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Been To Canan
                                                                                            2. It Don't Mean A Thing

                                                                                            Baby Cool

                                                                                            Earthling On The Road To Self Love

                                                                                              Marrying psychedelic pop with folk and a touch of country, 'Earthling On The Road To Self Love' is the sublime debut album by Brisbane, Australia-based artist Baby Cool – the latest side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuell.

                                                                                              Cuell says of the record, which follows her debut single 'Magic' and tours with Babe Rainbow and The Lazy Eyes: “The songs on this album are deeply sentimental. I have a lot I need to sing about to help me make sense of this earthly pod I have been gifted. If in singing these words out loud, I can help others find solace in knowing that we’re all out here flailing about in the cosmos, then it feels good to me.”

                                                                                              Recorded with Sam Joseph (Family Jordan), the songs on 'Earthling' were brought to life with the help of Jess Ferronato (Nice Biscuit), Nick Cavendish (Nice Biscuit) and Drew Heyden (The Flamingo Jones): "I had such a beautiful community of friends that helped bring this whole thing to life. There was magic and love in every part of the process of creating this album.”

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Barry says: Grace Cuell's new album perfectly mixes the hazy saturated sounds of 60's psych-folk and jangling indie-rock seamlessly and without missing a beat. There are moments of stripped-back beauty here but also a keen ear for the just-in-time layered soundbath of Barrett era Floyd or Jefferson Airplane.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                              1) The Sea
                                                                                              2) Mother Luna
                                                                                              3) Altar
                                                                                              4) For Us
                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                              5) Poison
                                                                                              6) Country Song
                                                                                              7) Interlude
                                                                                              8) Magic
                                                                                              9) Daydream

                                                                                              Dinked Edition Flexi-Disc
                                                                                              1) Daydream (Stripped-Back)

                                                                                              Baby Dee

                                                                                              Regifted Light

                                                                                                One of entertainment’s most flamboyant musical artistes of the last decade, Baby Dee is back with a new album, "Regifted Light", on Drag City Records.

                                                                                                The album is not merely charming, nor simply enchanting and / or deeply touching - it is also an unusually arrayed album, scattering four vocal performances among eight smartly arranged, classically focused instrumentals, creating quintessential Baby Dee in all her unconventional glory.

                                                                                                "Regifted Light" was produced by the amazing Andrew WK. The arresting cover is the distinctive work of the acclaimed Dutch artist Christina De Vos.

                                                                                                Baby Dee’s musical career has seen her perform worldwide with musical connoisseurs such as Will Oldham (who co-produced ‘Safe Inside The Day’ with Matt Sweeney), Antony Hegarty, Marc Almond, Alex Neilson and David Tibet.

                                                                                                Baby In Vain

                                                                                                More Nothing

                                                                                                  Baby In Vain are a three-piece from Copenhagen, Denmark. Think Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Sonic Youth. Their debut album, ‘More Nothing’, was produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Torres, Bat For Lashes).

                                                                                                  The band have previously toured with The Kills, Thurston Moore, Ty Segall, Jesus and Mary Chain.

                                                                                                  Partisan Records released the ‘For The Kids’ EP in April 2016 and it went to #1 in the Denmark vinyl charts.

                                                                                                  “Denmark’s Baby in Vain are giving guitar music a snarling shot of adrenaline” -NME

                                                                                                  “A band whose sheer unrelenting attack can leave you breathless” - Clash

                                                                                                  “Songs that thrum with fearlessness and great confidence” - The Guardian

                                                                                                  “A visceral combination of Sleater Kinney, Babes In Toyland, and Queens Of The Stone Age with boss-ass results” - Noisey

                                                                                                  “The Danish trio don’t fuck around.” - DIY

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Each Time You Fall In Love
                                                                                                  Opera House
                                                                                                  John Wayne
                                                                                                  Young & Dumb

                                                                                                  Baby Rose

                                                                                                  Through And Through

                                                                                                    Baby Rose is undeniably a once-in-a-lifetime artist. She burst onto the scene with her 2019 debut project To Myself, which has amassed over 25 million global streams to date and landed her early co-signs by SZA, J. Cole, James Blake, Kehlani, and LeBron James. Later the singer received a Grammy nomination for her contribution to Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III album and was also featured on albums from Big Krit and Matt Martians.

                                                                                                    Through and Through will show Baby Rose like we have never seen or heard her before. Sonically, the album see’s Rose carving out a lane for herself that is unrestricted by genres and showcases her extraordinary range as a skilled singer, songwriter and executive producer. Paired with her once-in-a-lifetime voice, Through and Through will exist like nothing else in music right now. 

                                                                                                    The Baby Seals


                                                                                                      The Baby Seals debut album, "Chaos," is a sonic exploration that blends heavy guitars, a pop edge, and a punk rock garage spirit with a heavy attack. The band, comprised of Amy "Amos" Devine on drums and backing vocals, Kate Shore on bass and backing vocals, and Kerry Devine on guitar and lead vocals, delivers a raw and energetic collection that captures the essence of their live performances.

                                                                                                      Recorded in March 2023 in Thaxted, just outside of Essex, "Chaos" embodies the DIY ethos that has defined The Baby Seals' approach to music. Working with engineer Joe in a secluded outhouse surrounded by fields, the band laid down the tracks live over a day, capturing the unfiltered essence of their sound. Joe's extensive collection of homemade pedals added a unique touch to the recording, while Benny T's mixing expertise brought the album to its final form.

                                                                                                      The decision to minimise post-production sets "Chaos" apart from previous recordings, reflecting the band's commitment to authenticity and a desire to showcase their growth and maturity.

                                                                                                      On Chaos Kerry says: “Chaos is the next phase in life for us lasses in the band - babies and mid-life responsibilities. The album definitely is about how we feel and experience the world around us in our 30s and 40s. Someone who heard the album recently said it's like the The Baby Seals have grown up and I liked that because that's what I feel likes happened to me in the last two years… The album definitely has Themes: inclusivity, gender inequality, the mental load, the motherload, power, body positivity, challenging taboos, liberation. The importance of what to take seriously and what not to take seriously.

                                                                                                      Title track, Chaos is one of the songs on the album which I'd written after a series of events including watching an interview with the late writer Benjamin Zephaniah who said the only way to liberation for all was to tear big governments down and to believe in your community.

                                                                                                      The cover photo by Jeff Pitcher sums us up and hopefully gives you a feeling of what the album sounds like. Album design was created by Igor Prato Luna, he just seemed to understand what we are about. He referenced loads of wonderful album cover, poster and flyer artwork from the 60s - 90s, and even some fabulous sci-fi artwork from the 1920s and those incredible 1950s sci-fi pulp book covers. Nothing was referenced too heavily, though, and Igor definitely made it his own. “

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Yawn Porn
                                                                                                      2. ID'd At Aldi
                                                                                                      3. Vibrator
                                                                                                      4. Chaos
                                                                                                      5. Invisible Woman
                                                                                                      6. My Labia Is Lopsided But I Don't Mind
                                                                                                      7. Mild Misogynist
                                                                                                      8. Nipple Hair
                                                                                                      9. It's Not About The Money Honey


                                                                                                      Baby Laugh / Baby Cry

                                                                                                        Baby? are Erin Allen (Violence Creeps, High Castle) and Max Nordile (Preening, Violence Creeps, Uzi Rash).

                                                                                                        This collaboration sprang from a singular epic recording session. “Even though we hang 11 times weekly, shouldn’t we remotely pile on overdubs ad infinitum for havoc injection?” Did they really say that? Did they really do all this on purpose?

                                                                                                        For fans of Wild Man Fischer, Minutemen, Electric Miles, Contortions, The Fugs, Preening.

                                                                                                        Punked-up no-wave improv skronk to get you going all night.

                                                                                                        Includes poster insert.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Number One In Hell
                                                                                                        But I Don't Believe You
                                                                                                        Labor Board
                                                                                                        Radical Document
                                                                                                        Babbling Brook
                                                                                                        Log Me Out
                                                                                                        Old Skin
                                                                                                        Fall On The Floor
                                                                                                        Ice Cream Sandwich


                                                                                                        Ugly Beautiful - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                                                          The classic (anti) Britpop album issued on vinyl for the first time since its original 1996 release. Contains 4 UK top 40 singles: Candy Girl, Goodnight, Cornershop and the massive top 3 hit and radio favourite, You’re Gorgeous. 

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. Goodnight
                                                                                                          A2. Candy Girl
                                                                                                          A3. Jesus Is My Girlfriend
                                                                                                          A4. I Didn't Want To Wake You Up
                                                                                                          B1. Dead Bird Sings
                                                                                                          B2. Atomic Soda
                                                                                                          B3. You're Gorgeous
                                                                                                          B4. Bad Shave 2
                                                                                                          C1. Cornershop
                                                                                                          C2. King Bing
                                                                                                          C3. You & Me
                                                                                                          D1. 45 & Fat
                                                                                                          D2. Too Handsome To Be Homeless
                                                                                                          D3. July
                                                                                                          D4. Baby Bird


                                                                                                          Down In Albion

                                                                                                            Following a triumphant and eventful UK tour Rough Trade are proud to announce the release of the most anticipated album of the year: Babyshambles' debut album "Down In Albion". It includes the band's top five hit "Fuck Forever" and a new recording of their first "Killamangiro". The sixteen-track album was produced by Mick Jones and mixed by Mick Jones and Bill Price. There is a vinyl due for release later in the year - it's going to be a strictly limited double with the fourth side etched!


                                                                                                            Sequel To The Prequel

                                                                                                              Parlophone are thrilled to announce that the third Babyshambles album Sequel To The Prequel. The album was recorded at Question Du Son, Paris and mixed in The Bunker, London, with producer/mixer and long time 'Shambles collaborator Stephen Street.

                                                                                                              Filled with hooks and humour, the album features some of the band’s finest ever lyrics ranging from the tender to the downright hilarious. Musically it has already been called their most accomplished and collaborative work to date.

                                                                                                              As Peter Doherty told the NME recently, “I don’t want this to be half arsed, I want to get up there and really fu*king smash it out. Babyshambles aren’t back, this band has always been here”.

                                                                                                              The album - featuring sleeve artwork by Brit-art icon Damien Hirst - is released on CD, and on heavyweight 12" clear vinyl LP (including a CD of the album, plus artwork poster).

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Andy says: Proper songs and a solid production make this a surprisingly coherent effort from the erstwhile Libertines man.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Fireman
                                                                                                              2. Nothing Comes To Nothing
                                                                                                              3. New Pair
                                                                                                              4. Farmer's Daughter
                                                                                                              5. Fall From Grace
                                                                                                              6. Maybelline
                                                                                                              7. Sequel To The Prequel
                                                                                                              8. Dr. No
                                                                                                              9. Penguins
                                                                                                              10. Picture Me In A Hospital
                                                                                                              11. Seven Shades
                                                                                                              12. Minefield

                                                                                                              The Babys

                                                                                                              On The Edge

                                                                                                                Often described as a 'turntable band' (played a lot but few sales) The Babys really were on their last legs by the time they recorded this 1980 album. There is so much quality in both songwriting and performance on thaes reissues it's hard to say what went wrong--most of it has to be down to bad timing, if you like hard tight rock licks this is the stuff for you.

                                                                                                                Susana Baca

                                                                                                                Espiritu Vivo - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                  The tracks on this album may arouse a number of emotions; they were not sung purely for the pleasure of making music, but to convey, with drama and joy, that life is stronger than ever and continues with a live Spirit... Recorded in New York after 9/11 in front of a small audience, Espíritu Vivo marries Susana Baca’s wonderful vocals and Peruvian backing band with the downtown sounds of John Medeski and guitarist Marc Ribot—for a recording that transcends time and place, with Baca giving every iota of herself to the music. This is the 20th anniversary edition, on vinyl for the very first time.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. La Noche Y El Día
                                                                                                                  2. Si Me Quitaran...
                                                                                                                  3. Caracunde
                                                                                                                  4. El Fusil Del Poeta
                                                                                                                  5. Se Me Van Los Pies
                                                                                                                  6. 13 De Mayo
                                                                                                                  7. Toro Mata
                                                                                                                  8. Afro-blue/zum Zum
                                                                                                                  9. The Anchor Song

                                                                                                                  Luis Enriquez Bacalov

                                                                                                                  L’amica (O.S.T.)

                                                                                                                  L'AMICA (1969) is an intriguing Alberto Lattuada film starring Lisa Gastoni  Gabriele Ferzetti, Elsa Martinelli, Ray Lovelock, Jean Sorel and Frank Wolff.  
                                                                                                                  This stunning soundtrack highlights the excellent piano technique and the jazz stylings of Bacalov mixed with exotic and erotic atmospheres characterized by extraordinary orchestration, harp, congas and the typical persuasive vocalism of those years (all by the great Nora Orlandi). It’s followed by "Rio, Zona Sul", refined samba-jazz on a massive percussive tapestry. "'Round Nassau” offers an elegant and dreamy atmosphere in Les Baxter’s style adding flute and female wordless vocals. "Swingin' easy in Tanganyika" is another extraordinary jazzy piece, primarily piano and drums with flourishes of resplendent fute. The side is closed by a previously unpublished version of the theme that was not included on the original Fonit Cetra LP.
                                                                                                                  The B-side rearranges the themes in a more melancholy and symphonic style without renouncing jazz as in the gem “Episodio in 3/4". The ballad "The Bitter Truth" is sung by Fiorenza Mormile in English.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Side A:
                                                                                                                  L'Amica (Titoli) - Rio, Zona Sul - 'Round Nassau - Swingin' Easy In Tanganika - Bonus Track: L’Amica (Ripresa)

                                                                                                                  Side B: 
                                                                                                                  Si Finisce Così - Autunno A Milano, Ore 6 - Elsinore - The Bitter Truth (Vocal) - Episodio In 3/4 - Taxi Cab 67 - Bonus Track: The Bitter Truth (Strumentale)

                                                                                                                  Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band


                                                                                                                    Steel Drum covers of Drake, Snoop Dogg & Dr Dre, Claudja Barry, The Game & 50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Stranger Things Theme, and more.

                                                                                                                    Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfi­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7”s and three critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their fourth album BRSB, Bacao are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to underground album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago.

                                                                                                                    While part of the allure of a new Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band album is ­finding out what covers they do it is equally intriguing to see what original tunes they cooked upland this record is foul of stand out originals. The album opener, “In The Crosshairs” is a rough and tough mid tempo head nodder while both “Grilled” & “Treasure Quest” pick up the tempo with heavy African Funk in‑fluences on both. Bacao goes deep with “Hazy Memories”, a bass heavy slow burner that walks a line between hypnotic and hype. All these originals stand as testament that the term “cover band” is a shoe that could never fi­t Bacao.

                                                                                                                    However, in the tradition of steel pan music, they do a heavy amount of covers. This time around there is a big West Coast Hip Hop influence with covers of Game & 50 Cent’s “How We Do”, Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin But A G Thang”, and Tupac’s “Got My Mind Made Up” all of which take on new energy and lend themselves to the BRSB steel treatment. Bacao puts another certifi­ed dance‑floor fil­ler on their resume with their cover of Claudja Barry’s uber Disco classic “Love For The Sake Of Love” which they flip into a dubbed out affair aptly changing even the title to “Love For The Sake Of Dub”. Pulling from the contemporary smash hit section of Hip Hop they cover Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and “Love$ick” by Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky. Then they go very unexpected with “Stranger Things Theme” where they take the synth heavy theme song to the hit show and give it a more hypnotizing tone than the original.

                                                                                                                    By the time BRSB is through, Bacao has taken the listener on a journey spanning a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while keeping it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band continues building their legacy and pushing the boundaries of steel pan music forward with another rock solid musical offering. Enjoy.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. In The Crosshairs
                                                                                                                    2. How We Do
                                                                                                                    3. Hazy Memories
                                                                                                                    4. Love For The Sake Of Dub
                                                                                                                    5. Hotline Bling
                                                                                                                    6. Grilled
                                                                                                                    7. Love$ick
                                                                                                                    8. Stranger Things Theme
                                                                                                                    9. Treasure Quest
                                                                                                                    10. Nuthin’ But A G Thang
                                                                                                                    11. Got My Mind Made Up
                                                                                                                    12. The Champion’s Walk

                                                                                                                    Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

                                                                                                                    Burn / Xxxplosive

                                                                                                                      Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band return with another instantly classic 45 guaranteed to be all over DJs set lists. With their sophomore full length coming in September, they treat us to another bomb of a two sider. Side A is a cover of the Dr Dre hit “XXplosive” done up in proper BRSB fashion, smashing drums and steel pans playing the lead and bass lines. They take this one into new territory by adding synth parts and dubbed out horn lines playing Nate Dogg’s infamous vocal hook melodies. Side B takes on one of NYCity’s grimiest Hip Hop club anthems, Mobb Deep’s “Burn”. We decided to do this tune and demoed it out long before the unfortunate passing of Prodigy.

                                                                                                                      Unfortunately, he will never get to hear this cover, and that has been one of the nicest things in covering some of these more current Hip Hop tunes. Rest In Peace P. BRSB manages to do it again…..a version equally as raw and punchy as the original. Pans bang out the iconic riff from the original, theremin ushers in the changes, and the low rubble of the synth bass is sure to crush the subwoofers.

                                                                                                                      Steel Drum Covers of Grace Jones, Galt MacDermot, Slum Village, Minnie Riperton, Jay Z, Ike Turner, and more.

                                                                                                                      Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan out­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7”s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, BRSB are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago.

                                                                                                                      Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is ­nding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener “Tough Victory”. Its airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term “cover band” a shoe that could never ­t Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance ‑oor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”. The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance ‑oor ­ller is their bottom heavy, four on the ‑oor version of Sylvester’s classic “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight”. They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner’s “Getting Nasty” and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton’s Jazz classic “Les Fleurs”. Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu’s homage to the late great J Dilla, “The Healer”. This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for its money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu’s vocal melodies.

                                                                                                                      By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      SIDE A:
                                                                                                                      1. Tough Victory
                                                                                                                      2. Space
                                                                                                                      3. Raise It Up
                                                                                                                      4. My Jamaican Dub
                                                                                                                      5. I Need Somebody To Love Tonight
                                                                                                                      6. Dirt Off Your Shoulder

                                                                                                                      SIDE B:
                                                                                                                      1. Getting Nasty
                                                                                                                      2. Blow Your Cover
                                                                                                                      3. Represent
                                                                                                                      4. The Healer
                                                                                                                      5. Les Fleur
                                                                                                                      6. Squaring The Circles

                                                                                                                      CD Has Three Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                                                      Look Out Baby (Here I Come)
                                                                                                                      Kaiser Noir

                                                                                                                      Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

                                                                                                                      Raise It Up B/w Space

                                                                                                                      Hamburg-based Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band offer up another 7” double header on the amazing Big Crown label. On side A they take on J Dilla’s “Raise It Up”, earnestly reconstructing the track with live brass, guitars & glockenspiels and hitting the MAXIMUM NOD setting on the drummer’s program set. Not only is this a great twist on the Dilla instrumental for creative rappers to freestyle over; it’s a head-turning alt version to populate your next mixtape or club session with.

                                                                                                                      On side B Galt MacDermot’s “Space” gets reworked by the band. Made famous by the Busta Rhymes track “Woohah Got You All In Check” it’s another instant crowd pleaser with nice, chilled, laid back mood that’ll surely be the staple in countless DJ sets over the next few months. TIP! 

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      SIDE A: Raise It Up
                                                                                                                      SIDE B: Space

                                                                                                                      Bachelor (Jay Som + Palehound)

                                                                                                                      Doomin' Sun

                                                                                                                        Bachelor, the new project from Melina Duterte (Jay Som) and Ellen Kempner (Palehound), is not a band, it’s a friend-ship. After being mutual fans for years, they finally met when sharing the bill at a show in Sacramento in 2017. Keeping in touch over text and Instagram posts, Duterte and Kempner started recording together for fun in 2018, resulting with what would become "Sand Angel", the seductive slow-burner that convinced the pair to write an album together.

                                                                                                                        Reconvening in January 2020, the duo packed the entirety of Duterte’s recording equipment into two cars and headed to a rental house in Topanga, CA. In this space Kempner and Duterte hybridized their individual song-writing talents, producing a collection that slips between moods with ease and showcases their lyrical prowess. Arriving with almost no songs written and no solid plan, they finished the 10 songs that make up Doomin’ Sun after two short weeks. That much work in so little time may sound exhausting, but it wasn’t, it was blissful and freeing.

                                                                                                                        There was a lot of pain that went into the record, especially around themes of queerness and climate change inspired by the red skies and wildfires subsuming Australia at the time. However, when the duo did shed tears during the creative process, they weren’t tears of sadness, they were tears of laughter. When Kempner and Duterte look back on those weeks, what they remember first is shortness of breath and the inability to track vocal takes without falling to the floor howling. They couldn’t remember a time they’d ever been so delirious with creativity, so overwhelmed with joy.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Barry says: With more than a little nod to seminal grunge bands of the 90's (and beyond), Bachelor sees Jay Som and Palehound team up for a riotous mix of pop-punk, grunge and grooving noisy rock. Tracks like 'Sand Angel' and 'Anything At All' tread a more minimal, psychy groove while 'Stay In The Car' is undoubtably the most riotous, melodic slice of pop on here. Really great stuff.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                        1. Back Of My Hand
                                                                                                                        2. Sand Angel
                                                                                                                        3. Stay In The Car
                                                                                                                        4. Went Out Without You
                                                                                                                        5. Spin Out

                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                        6. Anything At All
                                                                                                                        7. Moon
                                                                                                                        8. Sick Of Spiraling
                                                                                                                        9. Aurora
                                                                                                                        10. Doomin’ Sun

                                                                                                                        Killer Nu Groove / 90's NYC House style tracks on Tartelet

                                                                                                                        B FROM E (Frej Garcia Levin) represents a new generation of talented young artists making waves in Copenhagen. Of Mexican-Danish descent, and born and raised in the notorious tower blocks of the south-western suburbs of Copenhagen, the 27-year old is on the up-and- up. In high demand as the founder of boom bap rap group NATKAT, producer of pop outfit Ny Sensei (New Sensei) and head of tape-only label Buddahood, the multi-talent seems to have a hand in everything at the moment. His 2017 debut ‘Porno TR-XXX’ (C.U.P) saw some of the hottest names in the game spinning B FROM E at last year’s Dekmantel festival, resulting in offers from several well-known record labels.

                                                                                                                        His new record on Tartelet Records comes as four cuts exploring different paths of the garage house sound. The opener ‘Dark Energy’ is fueled by filthy breaks and a nostalgic theme that would not be out of place in an early Atari computer game. ‘The People (Dream Mix)’ is a trippy tour through subtle layered melodies, carried by a stripped-back groove.

                                                                                                                        On the B-side you will find ‘Positive Sister (2605 Tool)’: a chunky cut with a serious bassline. Saving the best for last, ‘You Will See’, rounds off the record in style. A feel-good tune that is sure to get plenty of spins this summer. HOT TIP!

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Dark Energy
                                                                                                                        The People (Dream Mix)
                                                                                                                        Positive Sister (2605 Tool)
                                                                                                                        You Will See



                                                                                                                          backinhumanform is Joe Clarke. He is from the west of Ireland, but lives and performs in London. He was lead singer in Manchester band, Adventures of Salvador, for 3½ years. His debut album was released recently to positive reviews and was featured as #29 in Traveller’s Tunes’ Top 30 of 2020 (Paul Weller was #1). Listeners have heard shades of John Grant, Midlake and Beck in his songs. He himself cites Mazzy Star’s production values and guitar style as an influence. Other favourite bands & singers include James, John Cale, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, Engineers, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. backinhumanform is his self-titled debut album, and Shadows is the first single taken from it.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Old Man
                                                                                                                          2. Ships
                                                                                                                          3. On The Road
                                                                                                                          4. Half-Light
                                                                                                                          5. Shadows
                                                                                                                          6. Chained To The Wheel
                                                                                                                          7. Moments
                                                                                                                          8. Hundreds
                                                                                                                          9. Slippin' Away
                                                                                                                          10. Dreads
                                                                                                                          11. Auld Lang Xiety

                                                                                                                          Bad Astronaut V Armchair Martian

                                                                                                                          Split EP

                                                                                                                            Bad Astronaut from Santa Barbara, CA consist of Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies) on guitar and vocals, Marko 72 (Nerfherder, Swingin¹ Utters) on bass, and Derrick Plourde (Lagwagon) on drums. They've released a CDEP on Fat Wreck Chords and will soon be releasing their debut full length. Armchair Martian have released three full-length CDs. This release consists of each band covering three of the other bands' songs and a collaborative effort on the seventh. All songs are exclusive to this split EP.

                                                                                                                            Bad Astronaut


                                                                                                                              From Santa Barbera, California, a 10 song mini album entitled "Acrophobe". This is cracking emo-core from Joey and Derrick from Lagwagon and Marko 72. A real departure from the Lagwagon sound, with the use of keyboards and a variety of stringed instruments. I think it's one of the best and most varied releases on the excellent Honest Don's label for ages.

                                                                                                                              Bad Astronaut

                                                                                                                              Houston, We Have A Drinking Problem

                                                                                                                                Great title and great band featuring three members of Lagwagon and now expanded to a septet. Their unique sound of synthesized space / rock / pop punk has just got bigger. "Houston, We Have A Drinking Problem" is the band's first full length and is an assured and exciting mix of electronics like drum machines, computers, and sequencers, along with an equal showing of analog synths, piano, electric guitars, traditional percussion, real strings, and even a bit of harmonica.

                                                                                                                                BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah

                                                                                                                                Sour Soul

                                                                                                                                  'Sour Soul' is the collaborative album from Toronto jazz / hip-hop band BadBadNotGood and Staten Island rap champ Ghostface Killah. Inspired by and taking inspiration from 1960s and 70s music and the recording techniques and production of that era, and eschewing sampling in favour of live instrumentation, BBNG with producer Frank Dukes have created a dramatic, cinematic musical staging for Ghostface’s vivid storytelling. 'Sour Soul' also features guest spots from MF DOOM, Elzhi (Slum Village / J Dilla), Danny Brown and prodigal new rapper Tree (Project mayhem).

                                                                                                                                  BadBadNotGood is a young supremely talented trio of musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since their inception at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011, the three have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken jazz tradition into the future.

                                                                                                                                  With early champions including acclaimed BBC broadcaster Gilles Peterson and Tyler, The Creator who helped fuel their discovery with a series of live jams that instantly went viral and dubbed them the “Odd Trio”, the band released their first EP BBNG in June 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a fresh take on the traditional “standard” applied to hip hop classics by taking on choice cuts from the golden era rap cannon and writing inspired arrangements for them instead of one-dimensional covers.

                                                                                                                                  Now, the inseparable friends are prepping to release their biggest project to dateIII on prodigious young label Innovative Leisure, a highly-anticipated project ushering in the group’s newest explorations which are proving to be limitless.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Triangle
                                                                                                                                  2. Can’t Leave The Night
                                                                                                                                  3. Confessions (feat. Leland Witty)
                                                                                                                                  4. Kaleidoscope
                                                                                                                                  5. Eyes Closed
                                                                                                                                  6. Hedron
                                                                                                                                  7. Differently, Still
                                                                                                                                  8. Since You Asked Kindly
                                                                                                                                  9. CS60

                                                                                                                                  First album in 5 years from the legendary hardcore group.

                                                                                                                                  "This album takes us back to self-produced record shines with Bad Brains' true sense of freedom and musical experimentation, with blends of soulful backgrounds meshed with blistering hardcore and metal riffs, with classic dub," says Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains.

                                                                                                                                  Considered to be the "holy grail" of punk rock, Bad Brains are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Ramones and The Clash. It's a return to form for the band that helped define American Punk and Hardcore music.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Into The Future
                                                                                                                                  2. Popcorn
                                                                                                                                  3. We Belong Together
                                                                                                                                  4. Youth Of Today
                                                                                                                                  5. Rub A Dub Love
                                                                                                                                  6. Yes I
                                                                                                                                  7. Suck Sess
                                                                                                                                  8. Jah Love
                                                                                                                                  9. Earnest Love
                                                                                                                                  10. Come Down
                                                                                                                                  11. Fun
                                                                                                                                  12. Maybe A Joyful Noise
                                                                                                                                  13. Mca Dub

                                                                                                                                  Bad Brains

                                                                                                                                  Rise - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                    On November 4, Bad Brains’ fifth album Rise will be reissued on vinyl for the first time via The Control Group. Originally released by Epic Records in 1993, Rise was Bad Brains’ major label debut, and the follow-up to 1989’s Quickness.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Rise
                                                                                                                                    2. Miss Freedom
                                                                                                                                    3. Unidentified
                                                                                                                                    4. Love Is The Answer
                                                                                                                                    5. Free
                                                                                                                                    6. Hair
                                                                                                                                    7. Coming In Numbers
                                                                                                                                    8. Yes Jah
                                                                                                                                    9. Take Your Time
                                                                                                                                    10. Peace Of Mind
                                                                                                                                    11. Without You
                                                                                                                                    12. Outro 

                                                                                                                                    Bad Breeding


                                                                                                                                      Following on from 2022s ‘Human Capital’, which mercilessly attacked Conservative meritocracy and the exploitative forces of late capitalism, ‘Contempt’ ups the ante yet again and explores the continued effects that austerity has had on the working public and specifically capital’s destruction of the planet and its inhabitants. It’s released with multiple essays in an accompanying zine, one that follows environmental and humanitarian journalist Aidan Frere-Smith and another that tells the story of a homelessness crisis in a city full of unused housing. Utilizing a mix of propulsive rhythm and furious, explosive guitars to maximum effect, Bad Breeding have weaponised their anger in the fight for survival; “Because these days are ours to take / Seize them with union, love and rage”. 

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Temple Of Victory
                                                                                                                                      2. Survival
                                                                                                                                      3. Devotion
                                                                                                                                      4. Liberty
                                                                                                                                      5. Discipline
                                                                                                                                      6. Retribution
                                                                                                                                      7. Gilded Cage / Sanctuary
                                                                                                                                      8. Vacant Paradise
                                                                                                                                      9. Idolatry
                                                                                                                                      10. Contempt

                                                                                                                                      We've just had a cheeky delivery of this. A mashup classic from 2006: a house mix of "Super Freak" with "Where's Your Head At?"; Gorilaz' "Dirty Harry" with the rap from "The Message" ontop; a headzy remix of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and a Beatles vs Mary J BLige cut. More illicit than your mum's Betterware catalogue! 

                                                                                                                                      Essential for mashup fans, bar DJs and token festival day time slots. See also: Beatconductor.

                                                                                                                                      Limited copies! 

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A1 Superjaxx (afreaklisticMChammerdocious)
                                                                                                                                      A2 Bad Production
                                                                                                                                      B1 Dirty Message
                                                                                                                                      B2 Knockin Chop

                                                                                                                                      Bad Religion

                                                                                                                                      How Could Hell Be Any Worse

                                                                                                                                        How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, their second record and first LP is nothing short of genius. Shattered-glass guitar riffs, fast, furious drums, and a 16 year old Greg Graffin's voice for the ages. The coalescence of lyrical intellect and savage music make for a sound seldom (if ever) heard before. The impact of this record still resonates to this day. Classic tracks like Fuck Armageddon...This Is Hell, American Dream, and The Voice Of God Is Government are as crucial and socially lucid as the day they were created in a southern California garage. When the greatest punk records of all-time are discussed, How Could Hell Be Any Worse? is sure to be mentioned.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        We're Only Gonna Die
                                                                                                                                        Latch Key Kids
                                                                                                                                        Part III
                                                                                                                                        Faith in God /
                                                                                                                                        Fuck Armageddon..This Is Hell
                                                                                                                                        In The Night
                                                                                                                                        Damned To Be Free 
                                                                                                                                        White Trash (2nd Generation)
                                                                                                                                        American Dream
                                                                                                                                        Eat Your Dog
                                                                                                                                        Voice Of God Is Government
                                                                                                                                        Doin Time

                                                                                                                                        Angelo Badalamenti

                                                                                                                                        Music From Twin Peaks

                                                                                                                                          "Lucy, put Harry on the horn." And so began the most unique, iconic and absurd series in the history of television. For two glorious seasons we pressed our nose to the glass and watched the strange and beautiful goings on in Washington's weirdest logging town. We looked on in awe as Cooper drank coffee, ate cherry pie and savoured the woodland smells, got close to Audrey but kept a respactable distance. We rooted for Norma and Ed, Harry and Joan, Andy and Lucy, Margaret and her log, and laughed ourselves queasy at James and Donna's hilariously wet highschool romance. We tried to find Laura Palmer's killer, figure out the Red Room and the Black Lodge and work out exactly how Cooper got in touch with Diane. We failed, gave up and enjoyed the goings on anyway. And throughout it all, we were swept along on the thematic perfection of Angelo Badalamenti's sublime score. From the swelling bass and dreamy chords of the title music to the bittersweet beauty of "Laura's Theme", from Audrey's seductive jazz to the smokey sweetness of "Dance Of The Dream Man", the score never put a foot wrong. And now, for the first time in 25 years it's back on vinyl and CD, freshly remastered and properly pressed by Warners ahead of a brand new series! Aces!

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Patrick says: In a rare triumph of synchronicity, the finest TV show ever made also boasted the best soundtrack ever written. And that gorgeous, glorious, dreamy soundtrack is now available on vinyl ahead of a BRAND NEW SERIES! As lovely as Audrey and as cool as Agent Cooper, this is aces!

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                                                          1. Twin Peaks Theme
                                                                                                                                          2. Laura Palmer’s Theme
                                                                                                                                          3. Audrey’s Dance
                                                                                                                                          4. The Nightingale
                                                                                                                                          5. Freshly Squeezed

                                                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                                                          1. The Bookhouse Boys
                                                                                                                                          2. Into The Night
                                                                                                                                          3. Night Life In Twin Peaks
                                                                                                                                          4. Dance Of The Dream Man
                                                                                                                                          5. Love Theme From Twin Peaks
                                                                                                                                          6. Falling

                                                                                                                                          Angelo Badalamenti

                                                                                                                                          Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me

                                                                                                                                            'Through the darkness of future past
                                                                                                                                            The magican longs to see
                                                                                                                                            One chance out between two worlds:
                                                                                                                                            Fire walk with me...'

                                                                                                                                            Seeming to emanate directly from the dark heart of the Black Lodge, "Fire Walk With Me" is an altogether more brooding affair than the Twin Peaks series soundtrack. The surreal atmosphere and airbrushed shimmer remain, but the melancholic notes, minor key melodies and sustained bass tones are perfectly in keeping with the unending disquiet and foreboding which David Lynch achieved. Badalamenti won a grammy for the title track of this LP and it’s not hard to see why- it’s dangerous, and bursting with smokey jazz thanks to Jimmy Scott. 

                                                                                                                                            Joey Bada$$


                                                                                                                                              Joey Badass is a 19-year old rapper from Brooklyn, NY. He burst onto the scene in 2012 with the release of his 1999 MIXTAPE, which was downloaded over 2 million times. Since then Joey has gone on several worldwide tours, performing with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, B. O. B., Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Big K. R. I. T & more. Joey Badass is now preparing to release his debut album, B4. DA. SS on January 20th, which also happens to be his 20th birthday. The album has production from Hit-Boy, DJ Premier, J Dilla, Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight, Chuck Strangers, and more. B4. DA. SS also features tracks with Kiesza, Action Bronson, Chronixx, Elle Varner, Maverick Sabre, BJ the Chicago Kid, & more.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Save The Children
                                                                                                                                              Greenbax (Introlude)
                                                                                                                                              Paper Trail$
                                                                                                                                              Piece Of Mind
                                                                                                                                              Big Dusty
                                                                                                                                              Hazeus View
                                                                                                                                              Like Me (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
                                                                                                                                              Belly Of The Beast (feat. Chronixx)
                                                                                                                                              No. 99
                                                                                                                                              Christ Conscious
                                                                                                                                              On & On (feat. Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis)
                                                                                                                                              Escape 120 (feat. Raury)
                                                                                                                                              Black Beetles
                                                                                                                                              Curry Chicken
                                                                                                                                              Run Up On Ya (feat. Action Bronson & Elle Varner)
                                                                                                                                              Teach Me

                                                                                                                                              BADBADNOTGOOD X Little Dragon


                                                                                                                                                Canadian Jazz group BADBADNOTGOOD unite with Swedish electronic band Little Dragon for their beautiful and melancholic single, Tried.The single follows a myriad of successful collaborations from BADBADNOTGOOD with Kendrick Lamar, Kali Uchis, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Charlotte Day Wilson and Sam Herring (Future Islands) and Little Dragon’s 2018 “Lover Chanting” EP.

                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                Millie says: BADBADNOTGOOD's new collaboration with Little Dragon demonstrates their mellow side of beautifully slowed-down jazz rhythm, matched with the sweet vocals of Little Dragon is a heavenly retreat for the ears.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                A1. Tried
                                                                                                                                                B1. Tried (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                BadBadNotGood is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone. They formed and became inseparable friends at Humber College's Music Performance program in 2011 and have been on a critically acclaimed, rule bending musical journey ever since. BBNG took the music world by storm with their 2014 LP, 'III', a brash yet refined record of angular jazz improvisations, lush ballads, krautrock and futuristic hip-hop tinged rhythms which led to a couple years of touring the world and collaborating with some of the best and brightest artists around the globe.

                                                                                                                                                The boys are back with the new album 'IV', their most impressive and highly anticipated project yet. IV continues their forward thinking progression, sounding something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell and MF DOOM.

                                                                                                                                                With tracks like "Time Moves Slow" featuring haunting vocals from Sam Herring of Future Islands, the syncopated groove of "Lavender," a collaboration with Montreal based producer Kaytranada, the rumbling fusion build of "Confessions Pt. II" featuring Colin Stetson on the bass sax, "Love" which is highlighted with smokey left field raps from Mick Jenkins and the epic chords of "Speaking Gently", 'IV' is an exploration in post-genre virtuosity.

                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                Ryan says: These guys never cease to amaze me, whilst also making me wish I'd have stuck it out at music school and studied Jazz. I can't get enough of this one, the production is perfect and they couldn't have chosen better people to collaborate with.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1: And That, Too
                                                                                                                                                2: Speaking Gently
                                                                                                                                                3: Time Moves Slow Feat. Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands)
                                                                                                                                                4: Confessions Pt Ii Feat. Colin Stetson
                                                                                                                                                5: Lavender Feat. Kaytranada
                                                                                                                                                6: Chompy's Paradise
                                                                                                                                                7: Iv
                                                                                                                                                8: Hyssop Of Love Feat. Mick Jenkins
                                                                                                                                                9: Structure No. 3
                                                                                                                                                10: In Your Eyes Feat. Charlotte Day Wilson
                                                                                                                                                11: Cashmere


                                                                                                                                                Lavendar (Night Fall Remix) Feat. Kaytranada And Snoop Dogg

                                                                                                                                                  In October 2016, Snoop Dogg took to Instagram to preview a new song that includes a sample of BADBADNOTGOOD's "Lavender" featuring their fellow Canadian beatsmith, Kaytranada. The internet pounced on the track that addresses the police killings of black men in the United States, with coverage from Fader and Fact Magazine to Complex, XXL Mag and Pitchfork and more. Now Snoop Dogg's long-awaited Nightfall Remix is being released on BADBADNOTGOOD's LA based label Innovative Leisure. The satirical video for the track drew the ire of US President Donald Trump, who complained on twitter about Snoop Dogg’s “failing career”, and threatened him with jail time.

                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                  Millie says: Possibly the best combination of artists on this 12" release, Badbad, Snoopy and Kaytranada. The dream team. Lavender was one of my favourite songs off the IV album so this is a clear winner, that baseline I could listen to for days, politically charged and brilliant lyrically - this is a good un'!

                                                                                                                                                  BADBADNOTGOOD return with their highly anticipated album, "Talk Memory", the sixth full length excursion from this Canadian trio if you count their collaboration with Ghostface Killah amongst their discography. Collaborators include legendary composer Arthur Verocai and contemporary icons such as Terrace Martin, Karriem Riggins and Laraaji.

                                                                                                                                                  It's high octane, ambitious and noisy, modern jazz set firmly in present times and holding no punches with its delivery. The boys can play, make no mistake, effortlessly drifting from languid passages to all-out throttle. Considering there's only three of them, it's a full and realized sound; slightly gritty but sophisticated in its execution; with each musician challenging the next to out-better themselves. As the songs swirl into a mighty cresendo you can almost picture them trying to compete with each for dexterity and flair... I'm sure they'd be an amazing prospect live.

                                                                                                                                                  Favourite moment for me is the opener of disc two, "Love Proceeding", featuring Arthur Verocia, which glides in on optimistic and cinematic sax before erupting into an explosion of augmented 7s and frenzied drums; the ultimate example of jazz's fusion of tension and release; a formular that's executed with aplomb throughout the album.

                                                                                                                                                  Advanced and highly accomplished, "Talk Memory" finds these bastions of modern jazz in exquisite form. Recommended. 

                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                  Barry says: BadBadNotGood return for their first LP for XL Recordings, with their trademark enthusiastic jazz fusion sound in full force, bolstered with a number of huge music industry names. It's yet another groundbreaking juxtaposition of loungey downbeat jazz and rhythmic hip-hop, both innovative and warmingly familiar.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Signal From The Noise
                                                                                                                                                  2. Unfolding (Momentum 73) Featuring Laraajii
                                                                                                                                                  3. City Of Mirrors Featuring Arthur Verocai
                                                                                                                                                  4. Beside April Featuring Karriem Riggins, Arthur Verocai
                                                                                                                                                  5. Love Proceeding Featuring Arthur Verocai
                                                                                                                                                  6. Open Channels (physical Only)
                                                                                                                                                  7. Timid, Intimidating
                                                                                                                                                  8. Beside April (Reprise) Featuring Arthur Verocai
                                                                                                                                                  9. Talk Meaning Featuring Arthur Verocai, Terrace Martin And Brandee Younger

                                                                                                                                                  Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds

                                                                                                                                                  It's Coming Home For Christmas

                                                                                                                                                    Festive re-working of this classic football anthem, in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which features England & Wales amongst others. 

                                                                                                                                                    Badly Drawn Boy

                                                                                                                                                    About A Boy

                                                                                                                                                      ‘About A Boy’ is an album by Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough) released in 2002 as the soundtrack to the film starring Hugh Grant and Rachel Weisz.

                                                                                                                                                      ‘About A Boy’ is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby.

                                                                                                                                                      Gough was chosen to compose and perform the entire soundtrack. In ‘About A Boy’ author Nick Hornby’s book ‘31 Songs’, he lists Gough’s track ‘A Minor Incident’ as one of the songs that has had an effect on his life.

                                                                                                                                                      Of 16 tracks, seven are instrumental passages that realise Damon Gough’s penchant for pretty orchestral reveries. The other nine, meanwhile, are fully formed new Badly Drawn Boy songs, rarely straying far from the templates set on his ‘The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast’ album.

                                                                                                                                                      Now reissued on deluxe vinyl by XL Records.

                                                                                                                                                      Badly Drawn Boy

                                                                                                                                                      Banana Skin Shoes

                                                                                                                                                        Banana Skin Shoes is Damon Gough's ninth album and is comprised of 14 tracks including previously released track 'Is This A Dream?'.

                                                                                                                                                        Always one to wear his heart on his sleeve, Gough's ninth album is a truly personal & heartfelt collection of songs, a huge statement of intent & the most glorious, colourful warming, honest pop record you'll hear this year.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        Banana Skin Shoes
                                                                                                                                                        Is This A Dream?
                                                                                                                                                        I Just Wanna Wish You Happiness
                                                                                                                                                        I'm Not Sure What It Is
                                                                                                                                                        Tony Wilson Said
                                                                                                                                                        You And Me Against The World
                                                                                                                                                        I Need Someone To Trust
                                                                                                                                                        Note To Self
                                                                                                                                                        Funny Time Of Year
                                                                                                                                                        Fly On The Wall
                                                                                                                                                        Never Change
                                                                                                                                                        Appletree Boulevard
                                                                                                                                                        I'll Do My Best

                                                                                                                                                        Badly Drawn Boy

                                                                                                                                                        One Plus One Is One

                                                                                                                                                          Badly Drawn Boy along with sparring partner Andy Votel began work on "One Plus One Is One" in June 2003 at Stockport's Moulin Rouge Studio. A simpler and more spacious record than "Have You Fed The Fish". It was meant to be that way. Sure there are some sonic shenanigans and a playfulness that speaks of the relaxed atmosphere this record was created in, but it stands or falls on the quality of the songs. It stands. It is truly a return to the homegrown feel of "The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast" and it's probably Damon's most heartfelt record. Sound-wise, there's plenty of piano, and a lovely flute flutters around some of it, but Damon's finger-picking is his best-yet too. He doesn't seem to be goofing around as much, either; it's time to get real, with songs of love, family and friends. From the superb sleeve in this is a cosy, homely record and a big return to form.

                                                                                                                                                          Badly Drawn Boy

                                                                                                                                                          The Hour Of Bewilderbeast - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                            To celebrate the 15th anniversary of his seminal, magical, Mercury-prize winning debut, Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) releases a new deluxe version of the album, including bonus unheard tracks (on the double CD version) and new artwork.

                                                                                                                                                            Released in May 2000 to widespread acclaim, ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’ beat other shortlisted nominees including Coldplay, Doves, Leftfield and Richard Ashcroft to that year’s Mercury Music Prize. Like all great debuts, it captured the zeitgeist of the moment, managing that rare feat of sounding both completely of its time, and utterly timeless. The album went platinum and Damon was then asked to write the soundtrack the film of Nick Hornby’s book ‘About A Boy’, which became a huge hit. He went on to release eight studio albums over 12 years, before taking a break over the last couple of years and now he’s back with a fresh focus.

                                                                                                                                                            It’s an album that shouldn’t really work on paper, a bewildering assortment of leftfield folk ditties, poetic shanties, experimental passages and nocturnal piano ballads, some recorded in bedrooms, some in studios, with a myriad of different oddball production techniques, and numerous personnel playing most instruments known to man, and several not. However, underpinned by the genius songwriting of Damon Gough and his intuitive ear for melody, it worked beautifully, and charmed a generation of music critics and music lovers. Damon arrived fully formed yet badly drawn, an overnight success which had taken years, simultaneously a little shambolic and in possession of grand vision, somehow both cocksure and yet self-doubting, all of which only endured him to a public growing tired of the over-polished sheen of late 90s.

                                                                                                                                                            Andy Votel has updated his classic artwork, loosely based on Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’, for the re-release. “I’m very fond of the cover,” says Damon. “It sums up the time as much as the music does. The gatefold vinyl will have the original artwork and when you open it up there’s a new version which reflects everything that’s happened in the last 15 years.”

                                                                                                                                                            Analogue Attic presents “Bush Bash”, the second album from Carla Oliver's solo ambient project, Badskin.

                                                                                                                                                            The album consists of 8 textural meditations, composed with layers of evolving pads and acoustic instrumentation.

                                                                                                                                                            Analogue Attic fans will recognize Badskin from appearances on Albrecht La'Brooy and Alex Albrecht records, or from her masterful live performances at their events.

                                                                                                                                                            We've been living with this LP for a while now & it's a completely beguiling journey from beginning to end. Highly recommended horizontal listening!

                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                            Matt says: Fathoms deep, meditative moods with an uncanny ear for texture; Badskin is a new mover in the ambient scene but from this project she shows great promise. A big one for listeners of Late Junction.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            A1. Jourama
                                                                                                                                                            A2. Swimmer's Body
                                                                                                                                                            A3. Blackwater
                                                                                                                                                            A4. I Brought It Close To Consider The State Of It
                                                                                                                                                            B1. Critical Path
                                                                                                                                                            B2. Supermauve
                                                                                                                                                            B3. Satinash
                                                                                                                                                            B4. Soft Ghost

                                                                                                                                                            Erykah Badu

                                                                                                                                                            Mama's Gun

                                                                                                                                                              'Mama's Gun' is the second studio album by neo soul singer Erykah Badu, released in 2000. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the album incorporates funk, soul and jazz styles. Covering themes of insecurity, social issues and personal relationships, Badu delivered a highly intimate and personal album that reached Platinum two months after its release. 'Mama's Gun' features substantial contributions from several members of the Soulquarians outfit, of which Badu was a member. It also features guests such as soul singer Betty Wright and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

                                                                                                                                                              The album contains the single "Bag Lady" which, with its colorful, artsy music video, shot to #1 on the R&B charts, and also into the Top 10 on the billboard charts. "Bag Lady" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. Also the song "Didn't Cha Know?" was nominated for Best R&B Song.

                                                                                                                                                              Rolling Stone magazine applauded her for taking "chances the way Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone did in their prime" and went on to say "she has taken her art to the next level." Entertainment Weekly called the album a "'70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth-funk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a CTI record."

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                              1. Penitentiary Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                              2. Didn't Cha Know
                                                                                                                                                              3. My Life
                                                                                                                                                              4. ... & On

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                              1. Cleva
                                                                                                                                                              2. Hey Sugah
                                                                                                                                                              3. Booty
                                                                                                                                                              4. Kiss Me On My Neck (Hesi)
                                                                                                                                                              5. A.D. 2000

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                              1. Orange Moon
                                                                                                                                                              2. In Love With You
                                                                                                                                                              3. Bag Lady

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                              1. Time's A Wastin
                                                                                                                                                              2. Green Eyes

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