Classic 90's Detroit House repressed! DJ Mo Reese excites crowds with his unique brand of house music. A Detroit native, his music is steeped in the tradition of his hometown and blended with his own soulful, funky style.

Influenced by such legends as Dennis Ferrer, Kevin Saunderson, Todd Terry, Derrick May, Roger Sanchez, and Terrence Parker; DJ Mo Reese has entertained around the world for over 25 years. Most recently, he performed at Tresor, in Berlin, Germany and Kitsch in Eindhoven, Netherlands. A crowd of over 100,000 was blown away as he performed his special four turntable set at the Detroit Movement Festival. He banged the box at the Cornerstone Event near Chicago before a crowd of 600+. DJ Mo Reese shined at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, and has been featured on stations WGPR, WJLB and won the Mixidome contest on WHYT. As a performer/producer, DJ Mo Reese inspires audiences with his uplifting and soulful style of house music that's demonstrated beautifully across this record. 


A. Glory
B. Lincoln Steet Hussle


Pastime / Spank / Paper

Back in biz with another roof raising RESPECT release. Three sizzling dancefloor destroyers to get you in the mood to groove.


A1. Pastime
B1. Paper
B2. Spank

Real Estate


    Real Estate’s sixth full-length album Daniel was recorded in an ebullient nine-day spree at RCA Studio A, in Nashville with GRAMMY-winning producer and songwriter Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves). In 11 compulsively tuneful songs, they connect the uninhibited wonder of their earliest work with the earned perspective of adulthood.

    Several days into recording, all five members of Real Estate were discussing album titles when someone suggested “Daniel,” simply because it seemed funny to bestow a human name upon a record. Was it for Daniel Tashian? Maybe. Was it a nod to The Replacements’ Tim? Possibly. Was it the sign of a band that has now been around long enough to take its music seriously without taking itself or its perception too seriously? Absolutely.


    1. Somebody New
    2. Haunted World
    3. Water Underground
    4. Flowers
    5. Interior
    6. Freeze Brain
    7. Say No More
    8. Airdrop
    9. Victoria
    10. Market Street
    11. You Are Here 

    The French feel-good maestros over at Treasure, dig up another pair of gems from the vaults. This time F.R delivers two more killer reworks of certified classic cuts, that will have the dancefloor in the palm of your hands, anytime of year.


    A1. Pearls
    B1. Makes Me Wonder

    The vinyl companion to Kraak & Smaak's digital version of 'Twenty - The Remixes' is a limited edition glorious double album with gatefold sleeve and full color artwork by George Wylesol, showing it off the best way possible.

    While containing most of the recent 20th Anniversary remixes off the release, the two wax slabs also contain the classic remixes of Purple Disco Machine ('Alone With You'), Hot Toddy ('Back Again') and Richard Dorfmeister ('Stumble'), exclusively selected by the Kraak gents for a never before (and one-off) vinyl release.


    1. Squeeze Me (Moods Remix) [feat. Ben Westbeech]
    2. U R Freak (Jafunk Extended Remix) [feat. IVAR]
    3. Alone With You (Lazywax Remix) [feat. Cleopold]
    4. Naked (Jitwam Remix) [feat. IVAR & Berenice Van Leer]
    5. How We Gonna Stop The Time (Brijean Remix) [feat. Stee Downes]
    6. Forget About You (Girls Of The Internet Remix) [feat. Lee Fields]
    7. Money In The Bag (The Allergies Remix)
    8. Back Again (Hot Toddy Remix) [feat. John Turrell]
    9. Corsica '80 (Psychemagik Remix)
    10. Stumble (Stumble) [feat. Parcels]
    11. Bobby & Whitney (Ashley Beedle's No West Vocal))
    12. Alone With You (Purple Disco Machine Remix) [feat. Cleopold]

    East Coast Love Affair is back with a 9-minute epic late-night mid-tempo deep disco chugger featuring Shetland-born and Edinburgh-based R&B Singer and songwriter Philomenah. Hanna (Philomenah) has done some great backing vocals for ECLA in the past but takes front-and-center Vocal and lyric writing duty on this Epic 12". It's Like a modern-day Onda with a sprinkle of pop.

    On the flip two percussive house dub workouts with maybe a little hint of MAW 90s major label work (we have been revisiting these in the club recently) with our own Athens of the North studio special sauce.


    1. I Can't Wait (feat. Philomenah)
    2. I Can't Wait (House Dub) [feat. Philomenah]
    3. I Can't Wait (Bonus Beats) [feat. Philomenah]

    Back in the 90s JP Buckle had releases on Aphex Twin’s legendary Rephlex records and Warp. His debut album "Flyin Lo-Fi" is true classic in the Rephlex cannon.

    These JP Buckle originals are from that album, released in 1998 and out of print on vinyl for 20 years, now re-released on vinyl by Ping-discs with 4 exclusive new remixes from Myoptik, Roy Of The Ravers, Crispy Jason and Inkipak.

    This is two slabs of wax with bangin braindance and wild Cornish acid on all four sides. The originals remain classic favourites of Rephlex aficionados the world over, and the remixes come from pedigree artists as well. Myoptik has had releases on many labels, including Mighty Force who first signed Aphex Twin over 30 years ago. Everyone knows Roy Of The Ravers, he has even been played in Aphex Twin’s live sets! Crispy Jason’s amazing music has featured on releases by both artists and Inkipak is the new sensation, with all of his first 4 albums selling out rapidly, indeed his debut album "Anomaly" is on its 3rd re-release on Pingdiscs now, that’s how in demand he is!

    Originals taken from the classic 90s Rephlex album "Flyin Lo-Fi". Limited copies. 


    A1. Myoptik’s JP Remix Of Kiss Me Quick V4 NoO
    A2. JP Buckle - Kiss Me Quick
    B1. JP Buckle - Flex
    B2. JP Buckle - Flex - Roy Of The Ravers Dont Mean A Fookin Thing Mix
    C1. JP Buckle - One For Da Laydeez (Crispy Jason Remix)
    C2. JP Buckle - One For Da Laydeez
    D1. Inkipak - Kiss Me Quick [Inkipak's Venting Plasma Mix]
    D2 . JP Buckle - Heavy Soil

    Jerome Hill returns with his 5th full EP on the label to warm you up for winter and it’s maybe stylistically, his widest offering yet.

    A joyous mash of influences collide and Hill spits them out of the blender with some typically unexpected curveballs.

    From the strikingly moody break beat acid of "The Warning", to the 8 minute long extended disco workout of "Harlseden Shuffle". Then on the flip side, a reliably gnarly wedge of technoey acid house in "Combustion Zone’ and the EP culminates with a tip of the hat to mid nineties House with the rumbling bass and catchy percussion of ‘House Thing’.

    Its obvious Jerome’s having fun with this EP and hopefully you will too ! 


    A1. The Warning
    A2.Harlesden Shuffle (Extended 12” Disco Mix)
    B1. Combustion Zone
    B2. House Thing

    Nearly 15 years have passed since the original release with all tracks lovingly remastered for this new remastered edition; which also includes STL's first ever remix and sounds just as beautiful as the day we first heard it! As Bleep so elegantly stated, "Deep, reduced dub-techno with ethereal production nuances from Stephen Hitchell and Rod Modell. Both original tracks here reveal the duo's obsession with the likes of Maurizio, Basic Channel and Chain Reaction. Features a dreamy, minimal house reduction from STL.


    A1. Cv313 - Infinit-1 [original]
    A2. Cv313 - Infinit-1 [remodel]
    B1. Cv313 - Infinit-1 [stl Remix]

    Valerie From The Galerie

    Long Time Listener First Time Caller

    An ode to the lost FM waves of talk radio, late-night Quiet Storm jams and WBLS mastermixes, Long Time Listener First Time Caller scans the frequencies between dream house music and midnight blue ambient moods.

    Big tip for fans of early Larry Heard and Don Carlos 

    Valerie from the Galerie steps back into the low-key, light-dark with another long-playing release for What About Never. An ode to the lost FM waves of talk radio, late-night Quiet Storm jams and WBLS mastermixes, Long Time Listener First Time Caller scans the frequencies between dream house music and midnight blue ambient moods.


    A1. Flash Boys
    A2. Grapefruit
    A3. Lean In
    A4. Jimi’s Haircut
    B1. Look After Yourself
    B2. Black Magnet
    B3. Low Intervention
    B4. Terrible Bad OK Good Great


    Things To Keep Alive

      Following on from 2019's 'The Unforgiving Current', Horsebeach's Ryan Kennedy returns with his fifth record 'Things To Keep Alive'. With 'The Unforgiving Current' exploring the themes of isolation whilst living in Tokyo, Kennedy has since returned to the perpetual grey of Mancunia. But rather than viewing his return to Manchester as a step back, Kennedy has used Horsebeach as a catalyst to explore and make positive strides within his mental health.

      From Beatles-esque balladry, fuzzed out shoegaze and a lavish cover of a 00s pop classic, 'Things To Keep Alive' still importantly retains the Horsebeach DNA and even has moments that will take fans all the way back to Kennedy's C86 inspired debut LP. In turn, this results in Horsebeach's most varied and rewarding album to date. A record that inspires and shows growth; a record that makes you appreciate the things you help to keep alive.

      Here’s what Ryan (Horsebeach) had to say about the album."I always treat each album as a snapshot of a certain period of my life and Things To Keep Alive is no different. However, it's less of a measure of time and more a snapshot of the mental space I've come to occupy over the past few years.

      Fundamentally, this album is about my own struggle with one particular side effect of my mental health. Especially my propensity to long for the sweet release of death. I've come to learn how to deal with these things over time and I have always cared for my many cats, plants and important people close to me. These things bring me great joy and through the fog of my depressed haze I have finally learned to water, feed and care for myself as well. These are the things I keep alive. Musically I've decided to revisit themes from my earlier work but allow myself to open up to sounds I might have restricted from the Horsebeach palette in the past. It's quite a simple album thematically but perhaps the one I'm most proud of to date. I've given myself much longer to write this album and I hope the extra time I’ve spent nurturing each song comes through in the end."



      1. A Friend By The Lake
      2. In The Shadown Of Her
      3. A Fault In All Of Us
      4. Things To Keep Alive
      5. Let Me Stay In Tonight
      6. Until You
      7. Cinnamon Challenge
      8. Pure Shores
      9. Colourless
      10. Tradition 



        Teethe’s self titled is like a warm blanket, appeasing fans of lo-fi slowcore. It’s a record that is accessible for fans of the genre but also a great entry point for newer fans looking to explore the genre.

        Teethe is a band from Texas. The members of Teethe met while attending the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, a small college town outside of Dallas with a fertile music scene. Before forming Teethe, its core members Boone Patrello, Grahm Robinson, Madeline Dowd, and Jordan Garrett all played in various other groups in Denton, releasing music under different pseudonyms.

        Patrello released solo music via his Dead Sullivan moniker, while Robinson released under MAH KEE OH. Patrello and Robinson linked up with Dowd to record an album for her project, Crisman, in 2019. They all eventually moved in together, leading the group to start recording more as a whole unit, and subsequently Teethe was born.

        Made over the course of 2020, Teethe's eponymous debut album is a collection of songs pieced together over time - a sonic collage of fragmented recordings and half finished tracks made whole in the midst of isolation. Initially self-released in November of 2020 with little fanfare, the album’s warm, lo-fi aesthetic and slow, calming songs spread by word of mouth. Roughly one year later, at the top of 2022, the band returned with “Tag”, a new single that caught the attention of slowcore fans and garnered shout outs from unlikely celebrities. Tours soon followed with Charlie Martin of Hovvdy, Momma, Milly, Waveform, and They Are Gutting A Body of Water.


        A Side
        01. By Your Side
        02. Upside Down
        03. Dwell
        04. Finding Now
        05. Punch
        06. Scribble
        B Side
        07. Giant Man
        08. O‑ Top
        09. Under The Breeze
        10. Face First
        11. On Everything
        12. Us Boys

        Sparky Deathcap

        Tear Jerky EP

          Sparky Deathcap AKA Los Campesinos! multi-instrumentalist R N Taylor is the first to admit he’s an unlikely candidate for viral stardom. And yet, almost 15 years on from his final EP, Taylor’s alt-folk solo project is now getting a much-deserved reappraisal, entrancing a whole new generation of listeners. Championed by prominent Twitch streamer/YouTuber Wilbur Soot, his beautifully bruised pocket symphony ‘September’ has racked up over 36m streams on Spotify and soundtracked more than 750,000 creations on TikTok. Now, Los Campesinos!’s own indie imprint Heart Swells are delighted to release a newly mixed edition of its parent EP, Tear Jerky. Musically, you can trace the influence of Phil Elverum’s Microphones, of Magnolia Electric Co and Sufjan Stevens, and of Ys-era Joanna Newsom. From the beautifully lo-fi baroque-pop of ‘Glasgow Is A Punk Rock Town’ to ‘Send It To Oslo’s’ maximalist mix of analogue sounds, these ambitious yet intimate compositions prove the perfect foil for deeply autobiographical tales of heartbreak and recovery.

          Various Artists

          Brown Acid: The Seventeenth Trip

            Lucky number 17? You better believe it. We here at Brown Acid have been scouring the highways and byways of America for even more hidden stashes of psych/garage/proto-punk madness from the so-called Aquarian Age. There’s no flower power here, though—just acid casualties, rock stompers and major freakouts. As always, the songs have been officially licensed, and all the artists get paid.

            Kicking off this trip, Grapple’s “Ethereal Genesis” is a heavy psych gem from 1969 written by J. Bruce Svoboda, a.k.a. Jay Bruce, formerly of The Hangmen and The Five Canadians (who were actually the same San Antonio band). The latter’s 1966 garage favorite “Writing on the Wall” has been endlessly covered, but Grapple were never heard from again.

            With a guitar riff that blatantly rips off Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath,” Image’s mostly instrumental lysergic obscurity “Witchcraft ’71” (originally unveiled that very year) also boasts a horror-movie organ intro, a voodoo drum break and some championship chanting. Private press heads might recall late Image drummer John Beke from his ’80s reemergence with country rockers Crossfyre.

            Stone Hedge were a seven-piece rock band out of Michigan with a penchant for Creedence and anthropomorphism. “Smokey Bear” is their 1972 tribute to the official mascot of the U.S. Forest Services—not to mention the A side of their sole single—and it recalls the kind of organ-drenched swamp jam that soundtracked many a Burt Reynolds flick back in the day.

            If you think being a Southern rock band from Milwaukee doesn’t make much sense, that’s probably why Crossfire changed their sound along with their name—to Bad Boy—after signing with United Artists. Bad Boy’s severely underappreciated second album, Back To Back, is a 1978 hard rock jewel, but you can hear their boogie-woogie roots on this rare 1975 single.

            With a band name like Primevil and song title like “Too Dead To Live,” you probably expect some gnarly proto-metal riffage. Instead, you a get a harmonica-drenched, soul-infused rock rave-up from 1972. Primevil would release their sole LP two years later: Entitled Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s, it’s a reference to their trusty singer, harp player (and bat smoker?), Dave Campton.

            Brown Acid regulars already know Pegasus from their appearance with “The Sorcerer” on our Seventh Trip. “Ready to Rave” is the flipside to that 1972 single, in which they explain how they like their whiskey cold and their women hot. It’s another killer glimpse of what might have been if these one-and-done Baltimore hard rockers had been able to keep it together.

            One of two obscure singles released by Texas musician Bobby Mabe in 1969 (the other appears under the name The Outcasts), “I’m Lonely” delivers a heavy dose of vocal soul to the otherwise psych-garage presentation. Fans of fellow Houstonians the Moving Sidewalks—whom Bobby and his Outcasts may well have gigged with—will especially dig this one.

            Cedar Rapids, Iowa, may not be known as a cultural mecca, but they did give us Truth & Janey. This deadly hard rock trio delivered their holy grail full-length, No Rest for the Wicked, back in 1976. “Around and Around” is a Chuck Berry cover that originally appeared on a 1973 single the band released under the earlier name Truth.

            Originally released in 1973, “High School Letter” is the debut single from San Diego rock squad Glory. This infectious bonehead cruncher features future Beat Farmer Jerry Raney and the original rhythm section of Iron Butterfly in bassist Greg Willis and drummer Jack Pinney. Glory is what they got up to after their former bandmates left for L.A.’s garden of Eden.

            “Jack the Ripper” is a mercilessly bootlegged Cleveland classic from 1978 with a serrated punk edge and vocals that recall Mick Blood of Aussie savages the Lime Spiders. Or maybe it’s the other way around—the Lime Spiders formed the year after Strychnine carved off this lethal paean to the infamous Whitechapel slasher of olde.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            Grapple “Ethereal Genesis” - San Antonio, Texas 1969
            Image “Witchcraft 71” - Illinois 1971
            Stone Hedge “Smokey Bear” - Battle Creek, MI 1972
            Crossfire “I Gotta Move” - Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1975
            Primevil “Too Dead To Live” - Hancock County, Indiana 1972

            Side B
            Pegasus “Ready To Rave” - Baltimore, Maryland 1972
            Bob Mabe & The Outcast “I’m Lonely” - Galveston, Texas 1969
            Truth & Janey “Around And Around” - Ames, Iowa 1973
            Glory “High School Letter” - San Diego, California 1973
            Strychnine “Jack The Ripper” - Cleveland, Ohio 1978

            Morgan Harper-Jones

            Up To The Glass

              'Up To The Glass' is a delicate exploration of finding yourself in your twenties against a backdrop of love, self-acceptance and loss. Morgan Harper-Jones explores her emotions through confessional narratives and soaring dream-pop soundscapes on her debut album. Quickly becoming on of the UKs most exciting new voices, featuring four tracks in the global #1 Netflix film 'Love At First Sight' at the end of 2023 at reaching #8 in the global Shazam charts.

              “My favourite moments in other people’s songs are where it feels like someone has just reached through the speaker or headphones and grabbed my hand and said: ‘Hey don’t worry, you’re normal – I feel that too.’ I hope above anything else that my songs can be that for someone else too.”

              The idea that writing & distilling my own (sometimes overwhelming) emotions and experiences into a 3 minute moment might bring someone some comfort, help someone feel or express something, understand themselves more deeply or just feel like they aren’t alone is really the most important motivation for me to share what I’m writing.” - Morgan Harper-Jones

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Swimming Upstream
              2. Boombox
              3. Leaves
              4. Alone With You
              5. Main Character
              6. Forever For Now
              7. Lose A Tooth
              8. Joshua
              9. Little Avalanches
              10. 2D
              11. Amelia
              12. Easy

              Andrew Weatherall + Nina Walsh + The Woodleigh Research Facility

              Phonox Nights

                Named after the Brixton club where it was road-tested, Phonox Nights is the last album conceptualised and completed by Nina Walsh and Andrew Weatherall at her Facility 4 studio before his February 2020 passing. Starting with the sleek acid majesty of the percolating title track, Andrew playing ethereal synth lines at Nina's coaxing, Phonox Nights' rapturous blend of slow burning acid house and luminescent dub disco tops the pair's 30 year creative relationship with their masterpiece.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Phonox Nights
                A2. Cryptic Numeric
                B1. Bone Pointer
                B2. Infidelity Of Time
                C1. Wolves Don't Chase Hope (They Chase Rabbits)
                C2. Gates To The South
                D1. Church Of Burnt Offerings
                D2. Boots & The Pike
                D3. One Part Disco


                Don't Wait For The Doctor

                Gallery is back, and this time they're unleashing a one-sided wonder just in time for the party season! Brace yourself for the ultimate sonic experience as two massive anthems collide, giving birth to a new and priceless piece of musical art.

                This masterpiece has been exclusively hammered by the dynamic duo, the keepers of the coveted copies—none other than the legendary DJs, Harvey and Artwork. Get ready to be swept away on a musical journey that's set to elevate your party vibes to a whole new level!

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Don't Wait For The Doctor

                My Life Story

                Loving You Is Killing Me

                  My Life Story return with their fifth studio album ‘Loving You Is Killing Me’ on Exilophone Records.

                  Loving You Is Killing Me’ was mixed by Ben Hillier who produced two Depeche Mode Albums as well as working with Blur, Patrick Wolf, Nadine Shah and Peter Perrett. It features original artwork by the brilliant Scot Greenwell at Darc Artz, woven together by graphic artist supremo Ben Gilbey.

                  Jake said: “This time we wanted to record songs as soon as we’d written them, attempting to instantly capture the spirit and emotion and hermetically sealing in the freshness by releasing them as soon as humanly possible”.

                  “It’s kind of the opposite to a concept album. I didn’t really want to give ourselves time to overthink a grand plan, in some ways we are recapturing the gung-ho spirit of when the band started out in 1985! It’s an eclectic mix of stand-out songs that sing for themselves.”

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Running Out Of Heartbeats
                  2. I'm A God
                  3. Numb Numb Numb
                  4. Tits & Attitude
                  5. Bubblewrap
                  6. Naked
                  7. B-side Girl
                  8. Identity Crisis
                  9. The Urban Mountaineer
                  10. Wasted

                  Odopt is back on Especial and this time is in collaborative mode with Sebastian Hoyos aka Sano, who is a regular on the likes of Matias Aguayo's Comeme and Munich's Public Possession. The pair cook up a fine globally-minded club trip that comes with another label return, this time from remixer Jamie Paton. The original 'Picha' first started as a sketch in 2016 then became a demo in 2019 and now finally arrives on wax. It's a raw percussive workout with razor-sharp snares and plenty of cowbells. Next to an instrumental comes the Paton remix and it is a trademark deep and dubwise piece of work with widescreen dynamics.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Picha" (instrumental)
                  Picha (Jamie Paton Remix)
                  Picha (Jamie Paton Dub)

                  Aidan Levy

                  Saxophone Colossus : The Life And Music Of Sonny Rollins

                    **Winner of the American Book Award (2023)**?**Longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award (2023)**The long-awaited first full biography of legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins has long been considered an enigma. Known as the "Saxophone Colossus," he is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz improvisers of all time, winning Grammys, the Austrian Cross of Honor, Sweden's Polar Music Prize and a National Medal of Arts. A bridge from bebop to the avant-garde, he is a lasting link to the golden age of jazz, pictured in the iconic "Great Day in Harlem" portrait.

                    His seven-decade career has been well documented, but the backstage life of the man once called "the only jazz recluse" has gone largely untold-until now. Based on more than 200 interviews with Rollins himself, family members, friends, and collaborators, as well as Rollins' extensive personal archive, Saxophone Colossus is the comprehensive portrait of this legendary saxophonist and composer, civil rights activist and environmentalist. A child of the Harlem Renaissance, Rollins' precocious talent landed him on the bandstand and in the recording studio with Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, or playing opposite Billie Holiday.

                    An icon in his own right, he recorded Tenor Madness, featuring John Coltrane; Way Out West; Freedom Suite, the first civil rights-themed album of the hard bop era; A Night at the Village Vanguard; and the 1956 classic Saxophone Colossus. Yet his meteoric rise to fame was not without its challenges. He served two sentences on Rikers Island and won his battle with heroin addiction.

                    In 1959, Rollins took a two-year sabbatical from recording and performing, practicing up to 16 hours a day on the Williamsburg Bridge. In 1968, he left again to study at an ashram in India. He returned to performing from 1971 until his retirement in 2012.? The story of Sonny Rollins-innovative, unpredictable, larger than life-is the story of jazz itself, and Sonny's own narrative is as timeless and timely as the art form he represents.

                    Part jazz oral history told in the musicians' own words, part chronicle of one man's quest for social justice and spiritual enlightenment, this is the definitive biography of one of the most enduring and influential artists in jazz and American history.

                    90 Day Men

                    We Blame Chicago

                      90 Day Men spent a decade boldly in conflict with the world, catering to no one and careening toward its own abyss. Forged by Midwestern teens amid a late-90s spike in angular indie rock, the band wrote itself into the lexicon of Chicago music history. Eschewing trend and time, 90 Day Men was as ornate as it was alienating, transcending genre and embracing the strange. This 5LP set, remastered by Heba Kadry, collects the band’s three studio albums and a previously unreleased 2001 Peel Session, plus EPs, singles, and outtakes, all detailed within a 68-page oral history curated by Joan of Arc’s Tim Kinsella.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      LP1 - (It (Is) It) Critical Band

                      1. Dialed In
                      2. Missouri Kids Cuss
                      3. From One Primadonna To Another
                      4. Super Illuminary
                      5. Hans Lucas
                      6. Exploration Vs. Solution, Baby
                      7. Sort Of Is A Country In Love
                      8. Jupiter And Io

                      LP2 - To Everybody:

                      1. I’ve Got Designs On You
                      2. Last Night, A DJ Saved My Life
                      3. Saint Theresa In Ecstasy
                      4. We Blame Chicago
                      5. Alligator
                      6. A National Car Crash

                      LP3 - Panda Park

                      1. Even Time Ghost Can’t Stop Wagner
                      2. When Your Luck Runs Out
                      3. Chronological Disorder
                      4. Sequel
                      5. Too Late Or Too Dead
                      6. Silver And Snow
                      7. Night Birds


                      1. My Trip To Venus
                      2. Sink Potemken
                      3. Streamlines And Breadwin­ners
                      4. Sweater Queen
                      5. Hey, Citronella!
                      6. From One Prima Donna To Another
                      7. Studio Track Four
                      8. Methodist
                      9. To Everybody: Outtake #1
                      10. To Everybody: Outtake #2
                      11. Harlequin’s Chassis
                      12. Eye’s On The Road

                      LP5 - Peel Sessions

                      1. Sort Of Is A Country In Love
                      2. Methodist
                      3. Hans Lucas
                      4. A National Car Crash

                      Skullcrusher / The Hated

                      Split 7"

                        Never said it’d be like this, right? Skullcrusher’s 21st century rendering of The Hated’s 1985 early emo blueprint “Words Come Back” reinvents the song as subtle, ambient folk music. The flip features two versions of the original, including Dan Littleton’s home demo, cut in a maddening double groove, and housed in an elegant black and silver sleeve, with embossed braille lettering for the visually impaired. “This is my way of making a punk song,” Skullcrusher’s Helen Ballentine said, “ignoring structure and letting everything just pour out—though quite a bit quieter.”

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Skullcrusher - Words Come Back
                        B1 The Hated - Words Come Back
                        B2 The Hated - Words Come Back (Piano Version)


                        Me, Jed And Andy

                          Manchester-based DIY/bedroom shoegazer Tasmin Stephens AKA TTSSFU releases her new EP “Me, Jed and Andy” on 23 Feb 2024 via Fear of Missing Out Records. Inspired by the complicated romance between Jed Johnson and Andy Warhol, the EP also tackles Tasmin contextualising the anger, failure and disappointment of their own relationships through dreamy, whirling soundscapes.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. I Hope You Die
                          2. Jed
                          3. Baggage
                          4. Character
                          5. Wait It Out
                          6. Asexual
                          7. Studio 54

                          Ed Harcourt

                          El Magnifico

                            Making his debut with the Mercury Prize-nominated Here Be Monsters in 2001, Harcourt has released music under his own name that blends raw emotions, impeccable songwriting and visionary flights of imagination. A succession of ten rich, enthralling albums have followed that first spark of his, including the intoxicating addictive Strangers in 2004; 2013’s breathless Back Into The Woods which was recorded in just eight hours; and Furnaces which compellingly and entreatingly envisioned family ties confronted by the small matter of the apocalypse. After that LP in 2016, Harcourt then moved to explore the instrumental sphere with recent soundscape albums Beyond The End and Monochrome To Colour.

                            While recognisably bearing all the hallmarks that have made him such an admired and prolific songwriter, one of Britain’s most cherished yet inventive music creators, Ed’s new record, El Magnifico, also finds him striving for something new. It is an Ed Harcourt record, but one with a desire to seek fresh reward.

                            With his body of work to date, it would be foolhardy for Harcourt not to lean on his artistic foundations, not just as a solo artist, but as an acclaimed music-maker in a variety of guises. His creativity has stretched beyond his own impressive catalogue too. Consistently inspired by the power of collaboration, as a writer, producer and, often, one-man backing band, he has aided the musical visions of the likes of Afghan Whigs, Lissie, Jamie Cullum, The Libertines and Marianne Faithfull, plus has worked with an array of fast-rising new talents. He has also engaged closely with filmmakers, scoring movies and documentaries and is a member of the gloriously louche, sonically hard bitten rock trio Loup Garoux.

                            With that array of creativity fizzing behind him, Harcourt enjoys a spectrum-spanning number of outlets of expression, ensuring his bountiful creativity and cascading of ideas always find an appropriately unique home. And ‘El Magnifico’ is the beneficiary of this immense scope and musical insight. 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. 1987
                            2. Into The Loving Arms Of Your Enemy
                            3. Broken Keys
                            4. Strange Beauty
                            5. The Violence Of The Rose
                            6. Ghost Ship
                            7. Deathless
                            8. Anvils & Hammers
                            9. My Heart Can’t Keep Up With My Mind
                            10. At The Dead Of The World
                            11. Seraphina
                            12. El Magnifico

                            Mr Ben & The Bens

                            Good Day For Drying

                              Ten years of work. Twenty releases released. Thirty million pounds banked. It's a year for irrelevant milestones for Mr Ben & the Bens, as they return with a new album, which is just over forty minutes long.

                              On 'Good Day for Drying' Ben airs out songs that have dwelt in his head for a while. Songs that have been waiting for a day when they can be put out there, on show, and left subject to the volatile weather of public opinion.

                              Having been written some time ago, many of these songs were test-driven during solo gigs throughout Sheffield in the first half of 2022. A week in the Tesla Studios in Meersbrook with Glover and the bulk of it was there. Nobody honestly knows what mastering is (trade secret), but that happened, and now you can listen to it.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1.When They Hear Your Name 03:25
                              2.Tendrils 03:13
                              3.Walking Away 02:22
                              4.Are You Talking To Me? 01:50
                              5.I Am Your Friend 04:18
                              6.Prancer 02:29
                              7.It's Happening Again 03:27
                              8.Hey Blues 03:12
                              9.Nape Of My Neck 02:48
                              10.Glover's Lane 02:36
                              11.Apple Cart Undertakers 04:58
                              12.Common Flu 03:26
                              13.Lender 03:19

                              Wesley Gonzalez

                              Wild Garlic

                                London’s Wesley Gonzalez has announced his new EP, Wild Garlic, and shared his new single ‘When I Rot’.

                                Wesley said: “It's not always common to sit down and write a song purely for fun. It is, of course, always fun but when you are a professional songwriter sometimes you find yourself trying to come at everything with very serious intent. This song was my attempt to reconnect with the fun I had first writing for my old band Let's Wrestle when I was 15/16, before the idea of labels, release dates and deadlines entered my mind.

                                "When I unwind is when I rot", the song’s main hook, is in direct response to being particularly manic at the time of writing, I couldn't seem to stop working. To distract myself from some more difficult things I had to address I approached it from a character's perspective; an undesirable Venison salesman with a company car who is falling off the rails - not someone you can relate to particularly - struggling to grapple life’s darker issues whilst rampaging through members’ clubs, bragging about his bank account. I remember finding the Martin Amis novel Money fascinating when I read it around the formation of Let's Wrestle and, I think, this is my condensed tribute to it.”

                                Wild Garlic - a four-track EP - sees Gonzalez recording with a full band, with the aim of capturing a sound as close to his live shows as possible, for the first time since he played in his earlier band Let’s Wrestle. Production was handled by Jamie Neville (Puma Rosa) and Ben Romans Hopcraft (Warmduscher, Childhood, Insecure Men) at Teeth Studios in Northwood Junction.

                                Of the EP, Wesley added: “I have been blessed with a new lineup of fantastic musicians to accompany me on the road, we started referring to the band as Wild Garlic and the camaraderie and talent of the band has had a direct effect on how I chose to record this EP.”

                                The EP is the first release by Gonzalez on Sheffield-based independent record label Bingo Records (The Bug Club, Melin Melyn, Mr Ben & the Bens).

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. When I Rot 03:11
                                2. II Proud II Beg 03:25
                                3. Dress Rehearsal 03:56
                                4. Old Town 03:14

                                Melin Melyn

                                Happy Gathering

                                  Critically acclaimed Welsh six-piece Melin Melyn share their new EP “Happy Gathering”.

                                  Produced and mixed by Llŷr Pari with additional engineering from Tom Rees (Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard), “Happy Gathering” features some of lead singer and chief songwriter Gruff Glyn’s most enigmatic, and idiosyncratic to date, touching everything from the customer service of energy suppliers on surf rock jam Hold The Line, and mediaeval Welsh princes on the haunting folk-rock tune “Nefoedd yr Adar”. Melin Melyn’s kaleidoscopic lense is often off-kilter, creating their own musical universe, and welcoming listeners into their “Happy Gathering”.

                                  Also included on the EP are two new tracks, the fast paced rocker “Two For One”, and melancholic track “What Was That?”. “Happy Gathering” is a diverse statement for a band able to straddle multiple genres and styles with ease.

                                  Their explosive and effervescent live shows are also lauded, once again being a highlight of Green Man Festival 2022, playing to four thousand people in a homecoming show that was praised by The Guardian, NME, So Young, Gigwise and more for it’s technical prowess, energy and theatrical elements, incorporating a dancing bird and on-stage painter to their already expansive live set-up. They have also recently received praise from fellow country man Gruff Rhys, who they recently supported at his Ara Deg festival.

                                  The release of their debut EP “Blomonj” last summer saw Melin Melyn quickly become one of the most talked about artists’ to emerge from this new generation of Cymru music. Praised both critically and by their peers, the band have already developed a cult-like following of both Welsh & English speakers.

                                  Since its release, the band have gone from strength to strength, from their sold out London & Cardiff headline shows, being selected as ones to watch by NME & The Independent and having supported fellow countrymen Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard on their first UK tour.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Hold The Line 03:35
                                  2. Nefoedd Yr Adar 03:23
                                  3. Two For One 03:03
                                  4. What Was That? 02:30
                                  5. Ogofau (vinyl Exclusive) 02:44
                                  6. Jacpot (bonus Track) 04:45

                                  The first album release on Sprechen is a trip across the astral planes of electronica and through the neon soaked streets of South Manchester, where genres cross & styles meet on the creative peripherals away from the dance floor.

                                  A life lived through clubs, comic books, cult movies, cosmic adventures & electronic musical endeavours have all played a role in the creation of 'Where Do I Belong?', the debut long player by The Thief Of Time, a new studio project from Sprechen founder Chris Massey.

                                  What started as just very loose ideas and half started projects during lockdown resulted in a semi autobiographical collection of songs that draw on a lifetime love of electronic artists & synth heavy movie scores.
                                  Nods are given, toes are dipped & caps are doffed in various sonic directions whilst still treading a truly unique path of its own making.

                                  As Chris says: "it started really with me being in a headspace I've never really had in the studio. There was no pre-conceived ideas or agenda of what I wanted to achieve other than just going with what felt right and pursuing sounds & style I favour away from a smokey basement of ravers. Being a child of the 80's gave me a wealth of ever-evolving influences of sounds, styles, imagery, fashion, literature & art which all somehow seemed to direct this project.
                                  It's the first time I've ever created something that contains personal reflections of my own life. Good & bad alongside the high & low points have all driven this creative process which reflects my own headspace will hopefully speak to everyone on some sort of level".

                                  The album also features a host of Manchester artists including A Certain Ratio, Bay Bryan, Psychederek, NIIX & Love Letters From Space as well as Allison Rae from Causeway (Italians Do It Better) who were all instrumental in realising Chris' vision and bringing this exciting project into existence.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Celestial Heartbeats
                                  A2. Imposter Syndrome Feat. Bay Bryan
                                  A3. Fantasy Carnival
                                  A4. Pavement Soul Feat. Niix
                                  B1. The Love Letter From Space
                                  B2. Find Each Other (song For Lisa) Feat. Allison Rae
                                  B3. Rendezvous On A Lost World Feat. Psychederek

                                  Various Artists

                                  Rough Trade Counter Culture 2023

                                    As the lights turn off for 2023 and we move into 2024 Rough Trade shops return with their annual Counter Culture series selection. The LP offers 13 tracks whilst the Double CD a full 35 tracks. All bases covered - from the chaotic party fury of Snooper to the unhinged metal of Pest Control to the beer chucking fun fest that is the Mary Wallopers, this has got everything. You got the Death Grips style Lip Critic, an eleven minute sludge workout from Slift, the future Badu soul of Liv.e and new kids on the black Lifeguard with their unique take on post punk.

                                    As always Rough Trade Shops live and breathnew music and this series stands by that.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    CD Tracklist:

                                    CD 1
                                    1. Snooper - Running
                                    2. Cari Cari - My Grandma Says We Have No Future
                                    3. The Mary Wallopers - Cod Liver Oil & The Orange Juice
                                    4. Video Age - Away Fromthe Castle
                                    5. Miss Tiny - The Sound
                                    6. GENN - Days And Nights
                                    7. Duvet - Girlcow
                                    8. Cloth - Secret Measure
                                    9. Lifeguard - 17-18 Lovesong
                                    10. Plush - (See It Inthe) Early Morning
                                    11. Plantoid - Wander/Wonder
                                    12. Lip Critic - The Heart
                                    13. Cindy - Why Not Now
                                    14. The Lost Days - For Today
                                    15. Sam Blasucci - Turn Yourself Around
                                    16. Feeble Little Horse - Steamroller
                                    17. Tapir - Untitled

                                    1. Lynks - Small Talk
                                    2. Red Axes - Hey
                                    3. Jellyskin - Bringer Of Brine
                                    4. Speakers Corner Quartet - 'Can We Do This?' (feat. Sampha)
                                    5. Bawo - Terra Incognita
                                    6. Marta Del Grandi - Snapdragon
                                    7. Big Special - This Here Ain’t Water
                                    8. McKinley Dixon - Run, Run, Run
                                    9. Debby Friday - So Hard To Tell
                                    10. Joshua Idehen - Don’t You Give Up On Me
                                    11. Kara Jackson - Why Does The Earth Give Us People To Love?
                                    12. Sofie Royer - Mio
                                    13. Liv.e - Wild Animals
                                    14. Avalon Emerson - Sandrail Silhouette
                                    15. Moin - No Neck
                                    16. James K - Scorpio
                                    17. Pest Control - Buggin’ Out
                                    18. Slift–Ilion

                                    LP Tracklist:

                                    1. Snooper - Running
                                    2. Big Special - This Here Ain’t Water
                                    3. Moin - No Neck
                                    4. Avalon Emerson - Sandrail Silhouette
                                    5. The Lost Days - For Today
                                    6. Cindy - Why Not Now
                                    7. Tapir - Untitled
                                    8. Sofie Royer - Mio
                                    9. Jellyskin - Bringer Of Brine
                                    10. Red Axes - Hey
                                    11. Lynks - Small Talk
                                    12. Joshua Idehen - Don’t You Give Up On Me
                                    13. Kara Jackson - Why Does The Earth Give Us People To Love?

                                    Marry Waterson & Adrian Crowley

                                    Cuckoo Storm

                                      Various Artists

                                      Flux Gourmet - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                        Ba Da Bing is releasing the soundtrack to 2022’s paeon to cuisine prep, Flux Gourmet. A vibrant, four-coursed, 23-track double album, Flux Gourmet includes contributions by Heather Trost, Jeremy Barnes, Marta Salogni, Cavern of Anti-Matter, and Roj (Broadcast), as well as Strickland’s own compositions as part of The Sonic Catering Band.

                                        British Director and sonic pioneer, Peter Strickland, known for The Duke of Burgundy (2014), Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and Björk: Biophilia Live (2014), has always pushed visuals and narrative to absurd heights. In Flux Gourmet, performance artists taking part in a residency dedicated to sonic catering combining cooking, sound and theater. Food is amplified, microphones are jammed against blenders, and the sizzling sound of the frier turns becomes an ominous rattle. The film’s soundtrack is equally as process oriented, experimental, and kaleidoscopic as its protagonists’ practice.

                                        Contributors are Cavern of Anti-Matter, Jeremy Barnes, Heather Trost, Roj (formerly of Broadcast), Tim Harrison, Dan Hayhurst and Nurse With Wound.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A:
                                        A1. Heather Trost - Early Gardens
                                        A2. Roj - Trip To The Shops
                                        A3. The Sonic Catering Band - Death Borscht
                                        A4. The Sonic Catering Band - The Third Gastric Surge Of The Night
                                        A4. Jeremy Barnes - The Funeral Table

                                        Side B:
                                        B1. The Sonic Catering Band - Greed
                                        B2. The Sonic Catering Band - HLA-DQ8
                                        B3. Heather Trost - Early Gardens (earlier)
                                        B4. Roj - Trip To The Shops
                                        B5. Nurse With Wound - Hindu Monastery Breakfast
                                        B6. Tim Harrison - Ohmlette’s Law

                                        Side C:
                                        C1. The Sonic Catering Band - Vegetable Trash
                                        C2. The Sonic Catering Band - A Sedimental Journey
                                        C3. The Sonic Catering Band - Baron Von Omelette
                                        C4. The Sonic Catering Band - Dossier De Canteen
                                        C5. Cavern Of Anti- Matter - Insufflation Tube
                                        C6. Jeremy Barnes - The Funeral Table
                                        C7. The Sonic Catering Band - A Pain I Can’t Hold In

                                        Side D:
                                        D1. Heather Trost - Early Gardens (earliest)
                                        D2.Dan Hayhurst - Monday Service
                                        D3. Marta Salogni - Cross-Contamination
                                        D4. Roj - Trip To The Shops (closing Down)
                                        D5. Jeremy Barnes - The Funeral Table (demonstration)

                                        Sleaford Mods

                                        West End Girls

                                          Sleaford Mods are pleased to announce the release of their cover of the Pet Shop Boys’ iconic single “West End Girls”, with all profits from the track going to the homeless charity Shelter.

                                          The Nottingham duo created a version of the 1986 classic between tours for their latest album UK GRIM, and then sought the blessing of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe to put out the track.

                                          Not only did Sleaford Mods’ “West End Girls” meet with the pair’s approval, but the Pet Shops Boys were inspired to remix the cover which will feature as one of the tracks on the limited edition single.

                                          Hifi Sean has also contributed an Acid House meets Hi-NRG remix for the release, while Sleaford Mods’ own Andrew Fearn has added a heady vocoder led mix under his solo guise of Extnddntwrk.

                                          Clearly apparent from their own minimal approach to music, the Pet Shop Boys have always been an important influence for Sleaford Mods, with Chris and Neil’s ability to merge sophisticated electronics and rich character often serving as a lodestar for the partnership between producer Andrew Fearn and front man Jason Williamson.

                                          This esteem for the Pet Shop Boys can be clearly heard on their take on “West End Girls”, although Jason and Andrew have not flinched from creating a version of the song which is truly Sleaford Mods.

                                          If the original is a sophisticated exposé of the heartlessness of 80s Thatcherite Britain while also paying tribute to people’s ability to shine despite living in brutal times, then Sleaford Mods’ have skillfully distressed the shimmering classic with sharp synths and scuffed-up vocals, offering a sense of the resilience now required to survive in our disconnected and dysfunctional days.

                                          “’West End Girls’ is a song that’s very close to my heart, my coming-of-age track in so many ways.” says Andrew Fearn of the original.

                                          Jason Williamson continues, “I’ve been listening to the Pet Shop Boys albums ‘Please’ and ‘Actually’ a lot, the music still fits this landscape so well. When Andrew suggested we cover “West End Girls”, it was important to honour the track’s brilliance. So when Neil and Chris gave the track their blessing, our tiny minds were blown, and when we received their remix… it was almost too much, it was brilliant!”

                                          Neil/Chris added… “Sleaford Mods have brought East End boys back to the West End streets for a great cause and we love their new version.”

                                          Profits generated by the single are being donated by Sleaford Mods to the charity Shelter, details of their work can be found at

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side 1

                                          West End Girls (clean)
                                          West End Girls (dirty)

                                          Side 2

                                          West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys Remix)
                                          West End Girls (HiFi Sean Remix)
                                          West End Girls (Extnddntwrk Remix)


                                          Love To You, Mate

                                            “I'd always been on the side of making up scenarios rather than being really honest about my life within my music,” says Jack Kenworthy of Colouring about his second album Love To You, Mate. “This is the first time I've been able to be more honest and direct. I've not been scared of it because it's not my story. It’s a shared one.”

                                            The Nottingham-based songwriter and producer’s life was upended in February 2021, months before release of his debut album Wake, when his brother-in-law Greg Baker was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer. What followed was the most “unbelievable” year of togetherness when life seemed set on fracturing the life of a young man.

                                            Colouring has been a solo project since Wake, an album influenced by the 00s post-Britpop greats (early Coldplay, Elbow, Keane) but taking electronic and rhythmic cues from Radiohead and James Blake. Kenworthy’s debut marked a renaissance. “Truthfully, there were a lot of times when I didn't feel completely at home in the music I was making before then,” the Leicestershire native says.

                                            The EPs Symmetry (2016), Heathen (2017) and Bn (2018) were released via Interscope Records while Colouring was a poppier affair backed by three other musicians. The records led to tour support with The 1975, mainstream radio airplay, an extensive headline tour of North America, and Bn’s lead single ‘Time’ featuring on the 13 Reasons Why soundtrack.

                                            Despite being called Love To You, Mate the album isn’t concerned about Kenworthy’s relationship with Greg. “Obviously he's the heart of it and certainly those last two songs are definitely to him, but it would've been disingenuous to make a record just about my relationship with him.”

                                            “My goal and intention with it was a message of love to [the family] and for what they did,” Kenworthy continues. “We were this tight-knit, inseparable group of friends for a whole year… a year that was both horrible and great, in a weird way. I really feel we've made this music together. Our favourite conversation is talking about Greg and this album.”Kenworthy determines: “I've just taken the photograph.”

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. For You
                                            2. I Don't Want To See You Like That
                                            3. How'd It Get So Real
                                            4. Lune
                                            5. A Wish
                                            6. The Light
                                            7. Love To You, Mate
                                            8. Coda
                                            9. 'small Miracles'
                                            10. For Life
                                            11. Big Boots


                                            Four To The Floor - Music Box

                                              Warrington’s Starsailor have scored ten Top 40 Singles in the UK, with ‘Four to the Floor’ being taken from their second LP, ‘Silence Is Easy’. Recorded in Los Angeles and released on EMI Records in 2003, the Album charted at No.2 in the UK and went on to be become gold-certified, with ‘Four to the Floor’ becoming a hit in both the UK and Australia, as well as topping the Single charts in France.

                                              AllMusic described it as an Album of “heartfelt, melodic rockers” with an “overall aesthetic of cinematic pop romanticism”, to which The Guardian added that it was “hard not to be moved by its tenderness." Our version of the melody from this post-Britpop classic evokes its orchestral flourishes, so with hand on heart, be sure right from the start, that you can…have it all, whenever you are near - to this music box!

                                              Fabiano Do Nascimento & Sam Gendel

                                              The Room

                                                The Room is a collection of folkloric pieces from various regions around South America, as interpreted by Fabiano do Nascimento and Sam Gendel, on 7-string nylon guitar and soprano saxophone, respectively. Presented with purity and focus, soaring and lamenting, this album presents a unique journey through lesser-known musical landscapes and traditions stretching from Argentina to the Amazon.

                                                Sam Gendal, the Californian saxophonist – perhaps best-known for his thoughtful collaborations with Moses Sumney and bassist Sam Wilkes – has long been honing slippery improvisations, pitch-bending his harmonies and sliding over rhythms. The ambient-jazz musician offers unpredictable, impressionistic takes on R&B hits from the '90s and early '00s, tackling songs by Beyoncé, Aaliyah, and Erykah Badu. Sam Gendel's ascension to beloved ambient-jazz savant has been fuelled, in part, by the inexhaustibility of his output.

                                                Fabiano is a Rio de Janeiro-born, LA-based multi-string guitarist, composer and producer who has developed his own sound that is ever-expansive, sometimes called retro-futuristic brazilian music, borrowing from the traditions of samba and choro while echoing elements of modern jazz, experimental & electronic.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Foi Boto
                                                2. Capricho
                                                3. Astral Flowers
                                                4. Kewere
                                                5. Cores
                                                6. Txera
                                                7. Até De Manhã
                                                8. Poeira
                                                9. Tupi
                                                10. Daiana

                                                The Fauns

                                                How Lost

                                                  After a decade-long hiatus, Bristol-based shoegaze ensemble, The Fauns, have reemerged from their secret bunker with eagerly anticipated third album.

                                                  The Fauns’ journey began in 2007, self-releasing their eponymous debut album in 2009, followed by the 2013 release of "Lights." These two works garnered warm acclaim from both critics and fervent shoegaze-loving fanbase alike - arriving into an atmosphere rekindled by the return of My Bloody Valentine.

                                                  This latest album bridges The Fauns' transformation from their earlier incarnation to their current evolution. The tracks traverse a spectrum of styles, ranging from intricate, guitar-driven sci-fi fantasies to industrial-tinged new wave compositions. The hallmark shoegaze elements are now stretched over gritty pulsating electro beats.

                                                  Moreover, the album marks a shift in lyrical themes and attitude. Poignant tracks coexist with narratives of vodka-infused nights in dimly lit clubs, reflecting a departure from introspection. "This album is less about the melancholy associated with the genre and more about getting our audience dancing.”

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Mixtape Days
                                                  2. Shake Your Hair
                                                  3. How Lost
                                                  4. Afterburner
                                                  5. Doot Doot
                                                  6. Clear
                                                  7. Modified
                                                  8. Dark Discotheque
                                                  9. Spacewreck

                                                  The Bevis Frond

                                                  Focus On Nature

                                                    Focus On Nature is the new studio album from celebrated post-psyche singer songwriter Nick Saloman and his band The Bevis Frond. Seventy-five minutes of glorious melodies that span 60s psych, English folk, Seattle art-punks The Wipers, the buzzsaw pop of Dinosaur Jr and Hendrix-esque explorations. There’s always an element of playful Englishness to their music.

                                                    Heavily influencing the likes of The Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub, Elliot Smith, Pavement and Dinosaur Jr, the cult icons have produced another off-kilter mix of melodic piano-led melancholy, acoustic ruminations, scratchy garage rock with a punky edge and full-on guitar histrionics.

                                                    Like its much-praised predecessor, ‘Little Eden’, the new record studies the world’s weariness but fills out a bigger canvas; fast food and global warming, broken hearts and long gone nights out, everyday immortality and being God’s gift all share space. It’s like Townshend at his most thematic; Big Star in all their acoustic glory, perfectly balancing the punky garage rock combo who end up running on ‘Empty’ with Gilmour breaks that elevate it all to grandeur.

                                                    “Still mixing pop, punk and psych to giddy effect.” The Guardian

                                                    “Self-reflection is twinned with a rueful survey of the current state of the nation.” Uncut

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Heat
                                                    2. Focus On Nature
                                                    3. God's Gift
                                                    4. Vitruvian Man
                                                    5. A Mirror
                                                    6. Leb Off
                                                    7. Here For The Other One
                                                    8. Happy Wings
                                                    9. Empty
                                                    10. Wrong Way Round
                                                    11. Mr Freds Disco
                                                    12. Jack Immortal
                                                    13. Hairstreaks
                                                    14. Maybe We Got It Wrong
                                                    15. Brocadine
                                                    16. Big Black Sky
                                                    17. The Hug
                                                    18. I Can't Breathe
                                                    19. Hung On A Wire

                                                    Kali Malone

                                                    All Life Long

                                                      Kali Malone’s anticipated new album “All Life Long” is a collection of music for pipe organ, choir, and brass quintet composed by Kali Malone, 2020 - 2023. Choral music performed by Macadam Ensemble and conducted by Etienne Ferschaud at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-L’Immaculée-Conception in Nantes. Brass quintet music performed by Anima Brass at The Bunker Studio in New York City. Organ music performed by Kali Malone and Stephen O’Malley on the historical meantone tempered pipe organs at Église Saint-François in Lausanne, Orgelpark in Amsterdam, and Malmö Konstmuseum in Sweden.

                                                      Kali Malone composes with a rare clarity of vision. Her music is patient and focused, built on a foundation of evolving harmonic cycles that draw out latent emotional resonances. Time is a crucial factor: letting go of expectations of duration and breadth offers a chance to find a space of reflection and contemplation. In her hands, experimental reinterpretations of centuries-old polyphonic compositional methods become portals to new ways of perceiving sound, structure, and introspection. Though awe-inspiring in scope, the most remarkable thing about Malone’s music is the intimacy stirred by the close listening it encourages.

                                                      Malone’s new album All Life Long, created between 2020 - 2023, presents her first compositions for organ since 2019’s breakthrough album The Sacrificial Code alongside interrelated pieces for voice and brass performed by Macadam Ensemble and Anima Brass. Over the course of twelve pieces, harmonic themes and patterns recur, presented in altered forms and for varied instrumentation. They emerge and reemerge like echoes of their former selves, making the familiar uncanny. Propelled by lungs and breath rather than bellows and oscillators, Malone’s compositions for choir and brass take on expressive qualities that complicate the austerity that has defined her work, introducing lyricism and the beauty of human fallibility into music that has been driven by mechanical processes. At the same time, the works for organ, performed by Malone with additional accompaniment by Stephen O’Malley on four different organs dating from the 15th to 17th centuries, underscore the mighty, spectral power that those rigorous operations can achieve.

                                                      All Life Long simmers in an ever-shifting tension between repetition and variation. The pieces for brass, organ, and voice are alternated asymmetrically, providing nearly continuous timbral fluctuation across its 78-minute runtime even as thematic material reiterates. Each composition’s internal framework of fractal pattern permutations has the paradoxical effect of creating anticipated keystone moments of dramatic reverie and lulling the listener into believing in an illusory endlessness. On an even more granular level, the historical meantone tuning systems of each organ used, and the variable intonation of brass and voice, provide further points of emotional excavation within the harmony.

                                                      The titular composition “All Life Long” appears twice on the album, first as an extended canon for organ and again in the final quarter, compactly arranged for voice. In the latter, Malone pairs the music with “The Crying Water” by Arthur Symons, a poem steeped in language of mourning and eternity. For organ, “All Life Long” moves with a patient stateliness, the drama concentrated in moments when shifting tonalities generate and release dissonance and ecstasy. For voice, each word is saturated with feeling, the singers swooping gracefully downward to capture the melancholy of the narrator’s relationship to the timeless tears of the sea. “Passage Through The Spheres,” the album’s opening piece, contains lyrics in Italian pulled from Giorgio Agamban’s essay In Praise of Profanation. In it, Agamban defines profanation as, in part, the act of bringing back to communal, secular use that which has been segregated to the realm of the sacred, a process Malone enacts each time she performs on church organs.

                                                      This is not music of praise, or of spiritual revelation, but it is an artistic enactment of translating the indescribable. It carries the gravity of liturgical chant, and its fixation on the infinite, but draws its weight from the earthly realm of human experience. A music that draws the listener into the present moment where they can discover themselves within the interwoven musical patterns that can come to resemble the passage of days, weeks, years, a lifetime.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Passage Through The Spheres
                                                      2. All Life Long (for Organ)
                                                      3. No Sun To Burn (for Brass)
                                                      4. Prisoned On Watery Shore
                                                      5. Retrograde Canon
                                                      6. Slow Of Faith
                                                      7. Fastened Maze
                                                      8. No Sun To Burn (for Organ)
                                                      9. All Life Long (for Voice)
                                                      10. Moving Forward
                                                      11. Formation Flight
                                                      12. The Unification Of Inner & Outer Life

                                                      Cleo Sol


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. There Will Be No Crying
                                                        2. Reason
                                                        3. Things Will Get Better
                                                        4. Only Love
                                                        5. Please Don’t End It All
                                                        6. Lost Angel
                                                        7. Desire
                                                        8. In Your Own Home
                                                        9. Life Will Be
                                                        10. Gold

                                                        Rebecca Vasmant

                                                        With Love, From Glasgow - 2023 Repress

                                                          Glaswegian musician, producer, DJ and curator Rebecca Vasmant announces her debut LP ‘With Love, From Glasgow’, showcasing the breadth of the incredible jazz talent the city has to offer. Having made a name for herself with a residency at Sub Club, Rebecca took the lead in curating the first live jazz showcases at the venue, also running a popular record fair with the venerable venue and a spot on BBC Radio Scotland and Worldwide FM. Rebecca also airs this facet of her irrepressible musical passion at key events like Worldwide Festival Sete, Glasgow Jazz Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival, Jazz Cafe London, Kasheme Zurich, Brilliant Corners, Casper Montenegro and the Baltic Soul Weekender, and a new residency at Ronnie Scott's as part of the Panro collective.

                                                          While promoting and touring in over 22 countries constantly over the last five years, Rebecca has honed her craft on production projects which feature world class musicians from The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and more, her talents are not only in spinning records, but in composing, producing and performing. Though known for its rich musical heritage, Glasgow is not a city perhaps synonymous with jazz. However, on ‘With Love, From Glasgow’ this is all about to change, as Rebecca and her cohort of hand picked musicians set out to change people’s opinions. Rebecca explains: “There is such crazy wealth of talent in this city of Glasgow and I wanted to make an album that helped to demonstrate this and which captures my own love and passion for deep and spiritual music. This album highlights just some of the exciting things that are happening here in Scotland and it's been a real honour and pleasure working with the hugely talented musicians who came together to collaborate in such a free and beautiful way. During the time spent working on this music an amazing family formed, something for which I am so grateful.”

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. Start Of Time
                                                          A2. Timing'S End
                                                          A3. Freefall (Ft. Nadya Albertsson)
                                                          A4. Jewels Of Thought (Ft. Harry Weir)
                                                          B1. Autumn Leaves (Ft. Emilie Boyd)
                                                          B2. Morning (Mourning)
                                                          B3. Pride Of Winter
                                                          B4. Internal Dispute (Ft. Paix)
                                                          B5. Idealists (Outro)

                                                          Ishmael Ensemble & Rider Shafique

                                                          In A Dub Style

                                                            Ishmael Ensemble return with another mighty south-west link up this time handing the controls to dub & roots music legends Dubkasm.

                                                            As soon as Ishmael Ensemble finished their collaborative ‘New Era’ EP with Rider Shafique, bandleader Pete Cunningham knew he wanted to have it remixed in the classic dub-style; and who better to enlist than Bristol’s finest, DJ Stryda & Digistep aka Dubkasm.

                                                            Following in the well worn footsteps of dub legends such as King Tubby, Mad Professor & Scientist - Dubkasm rework and authentically dub the original recordings and warp them into a sound-system ready collection of heavy hitting, deep sonic explorations complimented perfectly by Rider’s iconic voice and potent, thought provoking lyricism.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. New Era (Vocal Mix)
                                                            2. New Era (Dub Mix)
                                                            3. Reasons (Vocal Mix)
                                                            4. Reasons (Dub Mix)

                                                            Soft Cell

                                                            Memorabillia - 2023 Reissue

                                                              The birth point of ecstasy in British music is usually credited to acid house and the second summer of love: a cemented vision of kids sweating and vibrating in clubs, fields and warehouses in 1988, united by universal empathy and mind-popping sounds. However, in 1981, a couple of young men from Leeds went to New York, discovered the drug in its infancy, fused its’ gritty synth pop to acid house’s squelchy 303 groove and recorded an album: Soft Cell’s Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. The rest, as they say, is history.

                                                              Shortly before that Soft Cell’s debut single Memorabilia was born. Originally recorded a decade before the explosion of acid house and rooted in predominantly black NYC, Chicago and Detroit gay clubs, Memorabilia is a seminal early prelude to rave culture. Merging a

                                                              strutting disco bass line with a futuristic proto acid-techno beat, Marc Almond has past described Memorabilia as “the first acid house techno record ever”.

                                                              Dave Ball remembers: “Memorabilia got to about number 99 in the charts, but the clubs picked up on it. In NME or Sounds they had a chart for the Danceteria in New York, and we were in it. Our label Phonogram saw this and thought: ‘why is this weird little duo from Leeds that no one’s heard of suddenly getting played in one of the hippest clubs in New York?’ So I think they thought: ‘we’ll give them another chance’.”

                                                              Berlin’s very own upcomers Wally Funk round off the remix package, upping the original tempo slightly, while combining elements the of original production with the later Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing version to create a new hybrid, best played extremely loud!

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Daniel Miller 2023 Remix
                                                              A2. Daniel Miller 2023 Remix Instrumental
                                                              B1. The Hacker 2023 Remix
                                                              B2. Wally Funk 2023 Remix

                                                              Barrington Levy

                                                              Prison Oval Rock - 2023 Reissue

                                                                Classic set of Henry 'Junjo' Lawes produced tracks, recorded at Channel One Studios backed by The Roots Radics and mixed by Scientist and Sylvan Morris - Includes "Prison Oval Dub"

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Prison Oval Rock
                                                                2. Prison Oval Dub
                                                                3. You Say You Love Me
                                                                4. Good Loving
                                                                5. Rip And Run Off
                                                                6. Please Jah Jah
                                                                7. Robber Man
                                                                8. Hammer
                                                                9. Stay Away Girl
                                                                10. Mary Long Tongue

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Redman International: We Run Things

                                                                  The Latest in VPs acclaimed Reggae Anthology series focuses on producer Hugh 'Redman' James - A Reggae Revolution powered by Steely & Clevie and Roots Radics at Channel One and Tuff Gong. Killer after killer from Gregory Isaacs, Conroy Smith, Carl Meeks, Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul, Admiral Tibet etc.Inc. 8pp booklet with extensive liner notes & rare photos.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  CD Tracks:

                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                  1. Dangerous - Conroy Smith
                                                                  2. Old Friend - Sanchez
                                                                  3. New Tactics - Admiral Tibet
                                                                  4. Ease Off - Red Dragon
                                                                  5. Geow Now - Horace Martin
                                                                  6. Old Chain - Da Da Waps
                                                                  7. Concrete Jungle - Dave Bailey
                                                                  8. One Love - Little Kirk
                                                                  9. Slow Down - Frankie Paul
                                                                  10. Victim - Gregory Isaacs
                                                                  11. Just Be Rambo - Micahel Palmer
                                                                  12. Them A Wolf - Sugar Minott
                                                                  13. My Lady - Courtney Melody
                                                                  14. Careless Whisper - Thriller U
                                                                  15. Rougher Yet - Cultural Roots
                                                                  16. Heard About My Love - Carl Meeks & Daddy Lilly
                                                                  17. Youthman - Carl Meeks
                                                                  18. Kolo Ko - Clement Irie
                                                                  19. Blinking Something - Pinchers
                                                                  20. We Run Things – Flourgon

                                                                  Disc 2:
                                                                  1. Danger - Carl Meeks
                                                                  2. Chisholm Avenue - Gregory Isaacs
                                                                  3. Rub A Dub One - Little John
                                                                  4. Certain Kinda Rhythm - Frankie Paul
                                                                  5. When I Release - Puddy Roots
                                                                  6. Yu No Remember - Wayne Palmer
                                                                  7. Runnings - Dave Bailey
                                                                  8. Weh Dem Fah - Carl Meeks
                                                                  9. No Trouble We - Tippa Lee & Rappa Robert
                                                                  10. Lady In Red - Sanchez
                                                                  11. Come On Home - Sugar Minott
                                                                  12. Why I Care - John Holt
                                                                  13. Sweet Reggae Music - Cultural Roots
                                                                  14. Gimme The Grass - Horace Martin
                                                                  15. Hand Cart Man - Frankie Paul
                                                                  16. Careless People - Tony Tuff
                                                                  17. Roots Man Corner - Courtney Melody
                                                                  18. Border - Pinchers
                                                                  19. To The Champion - Donovan Champion
                                                                  20. It's Over - Thriller U

                                                                  LP Tracks:

                                                                  1. Dangerous - Conroy Smith
                                                                  2. New Tactics - Admiral Tibet
                                                                  3. Old Chain -Da Da Waps
                                                                  4. Concrete Jungle - Dave Bailey
                                                                  5. Weh Dem Fah - Carl Meeks
                                                                  6. Yu No Remember - Wayne Palmer
                                                                  7. Danger - Carl Meeks
                                                                  8. Runnings - Dave Bailey
                                                                  9. Chisholm Avenue - Gregory Isaacs
                                                                  10. Rub A Dub One - Little John
                                                                  11. Gimme The Grass - Horace Martin
                                                                  12. When I Release - Puddy Roots 

                                                                  The Soup Dragons

                                                                  No Music On A Dead Planet

                                                                    The newly reformed Soup Dragons release their frst single in 30 years. The double A- side 7" single features two new tracks; LOVE IS LOVE and NO
                                                                    MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET which features the B52's legendary Fred Schneider. The single is released by Last Night From Glasgow on coloured vinyl.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. No Music On A Dead Planet
                                                                    2. Love Is Love

                                                                    Josh Ritter

                                                                    So Runs The World Away - 2023 Reissue

                                                                      Limited to 1000 copies worldwide and newly remastered and optimized for vinyl. The last vinyl LP, coke bottle clear with blue swirl, sold out quickly, and there hasn't been vinyl available for nearly two years. Includes album download card, and full colour marketing sticker with: "Metallic Silver 1000 LP limited edition, Remastered + Optimized for Vinyl.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Curtains
                                                                      2. Change Of Time
                                                                      3. The Curse
                                                                      4. Southern Pacifca
                                                                      5. Rattling Locks
                                                                      6. Folk Bloodbath
                                                                      7. Lark
                                                                      8. Lantern
                                                                      9. The Remnant
                                                                      10. See How Man Was Made
                                                                      11. Another New World
                                                                      12. Orbital
                                                                      13. Long Shadows

                                                                      The Innocence Mission

                                                                      Now The Day Is Over - 2023 Reissue

                                                                        The Innocence Mission's best selling album in nearly two decades will now be available for the first time on vinyl - Jazz-tinged and dreamy, this offering from the Innocence Mission collects standards and traditional songs that singer Karen Peris has sung to her children as lullabies since they were born - The album features new album art (created by Karen Peris) and a new version of the song "Edelweiss" that is available only on this LP.

                                                                        AllMusic called the record "an absolutely beguiling collection of standards," describing it as "a benefit collection of cover songs that are all cantered reverie akin to dreaming. Calling them all lullabies would be stretching a little bit, but the presentations are such that they might as well be." They described "My Love Goes With You" as "perhaps the most beautiful and tender song on the outing", before summarizing that the album "could have been merely a curiosity piece, a curious addition to a mysterious catalogue by a singular group. Instead, it is nothing less than a wondrous little gem."

                                                                        "Lead singer Karen Peris of the innocence mission turns American standards into lullabies on the group's sixth CD, Now The Day Is Over." - NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

                                                                        "An album of timeworn standards was probably inevitable eventually for the Innocence Mission, given that singer Karen Peris distinctive imprint of a voice and husband Don Peris talent for guitar-textured moodscapes makes the band ideally suited for interpretive excursions. In its own way, though, Now The Day Is Over stands with the bands most fully realized work to date." - Peter Blackstock, No Depression

                                                                        Vickie & The Van Dykes

                                                                        I Wanna Be A Winner / Outcast

                                                                          New York’s Cleopatra label gets the Numero treatment. Hailing from Tommy Falcones swarm, Beehive lead Vickie & The Van Dykes were the sound of the coming youth revolt - Vickie had rock ‘n’ roll inher bones and rawhide in her voice. ‘I Wanna Be a Winner’ and ‘Outcast’ were songs tailored to her rebellious personality.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. I Wanna Be A Winner
                                                                          2. Outcast

                                                                          Human Interest

                                                                          Empathy Lives In Outer Space

                                                                            Human Interest present their ‘Empathy Lives In Outer Space’, via Nice Swan Records. The emerging outfit have attracted substantial support over the last year following the arrival of debut EP ‘Desire Paths’.

                                                                            Alongside a slew of press support from key indie champions (DIY, Dork, Clash, Loud & Quiet, The Line of Best Fit, Rough Trade, Gigwise, The Forty Five), the group have already ticked off prestigious slots with Self Esteem, Dave Rowntree (Blur),Hinds, Vlure, High School and Tribes, as well as multiple spins on the BBC 6 Music, Radio X (playlisted) and Sirius FM airwaves.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Step On
                                                                            2. Slackers Paradise
                                                                            3. All My Friends
                                                                            4. Mixing Paint
                                                                            5. So Smart
                                                                            6. Grounded

                                                                            The Contessas

                                                                            Broken Heart / Gimme Gimme

                                                                              The E Records label gets the Numero treatment. Beehive sisters The Contessas only experienced afraction of what could have been. Both ‘Broken Heart’ and ‘Gimme Gimme’ simply describe their short-lived experiences through ghostly string, soulful vocals, and funky rhythms.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Broken Heart
                                                                              2. Gimme Gimme

                                                                              The Belles

                                                                              Melvin / Come Back

                                                                                The Tiara label gets the Numero treatment. North Miami Beach’s The Belles were remarkably free of any masculine influence - an all-girl, teen rock band who played instruments, wrote songs,and were a good representation of multiculturalismin the 1960s. The Belles’ lone single featured ‘Melvin’, a gender swapped rewrite of Them’s ‘Gloria’, backed with Come Back’ Pure representation of girls in the garage.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Melvin
                                                                                2. Come Back

                                                                                Omar-S celebrates 20 years with an expanded edition of AOS-002. Now pressed as a double pack with two new versions of 'U' and 'Set It Out'. Tracks that become late night staples across the more tasteful corners of club land.

                                                                                Neon hued, eyes-down, fog machine on full, strobe light on slow - a coatial throb from the red-lit crevices of Motor City that would go on to reinvigorate the at-the-time stale deep house scene. This was the time when Detroit could do no wrong - and became renowned throughout the global dance village.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. I Hate
                                                                                A2. Miss You
                                                                                A3. Untitled
                                                                                B1. U
                                                                                B2. Set It Out
                                                                                C. U Set It Out
                                                                                D. U 2023

                                                                                Holger Hiller

                                                                                Ein Bundel Faulnis In Der Grube - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                  Holger Hiller presented his solo debut having left Palais Schaumburg. Originally released in 1983 on the Düsseldorf scene label Ata Tak, an international release followed in 1984 via Cherry Red Records. Combining electronic sequencer sounds and sampling fragments with unconventional lyrics its multidisciplinary approach locates it somewhere between the pop and avant-garde. Bureau B is now making the work accessible again on its 40th anniversary.

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Lost Innocence

                                                                                    Top-rated West Coast garage sounds from the vaults of maverick genius Gary S Paxton. Acknowledged classics, tantalising obscurities and several previously unheard gems, all from the original master tapes, including tracks by Limey & The Yanks, The Avengers, The Whatt Four, The Buddhas… among many others.

                                                                                    Compiled by genre expert Alec Palao and originally released by Big Beat/ACE on CD only a few years back, it is now available on vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Future Bubblers 7.0

                                                                                      Brownswood Recordings releases the 7th edition of their Future Bubblers Compilation. An expansion of Gilles Peterson's network supported by Arts Council England, the ongoing talent discovery and artist development scheme focuses on developing unsigned talent and building audiences for new left-field music. With support from PRS Foundation as Talent Development Partners, the professional recording, manufacturing and physical release of Future Bubblers 7.0 is made possible. Unlike any other initiatives within music, the compilation acts as a springboard for the musician's careers, with the cooperative model providing direct revenue to the artists by a share of the profits, resulting in a sustainable income to work from. Previous Future Bubblers include artists such as Yazmin Lacey, KinKai, MC Snowy, Forest Law, Victoria Jane, NeOne The Wonderer and Kayla Painter, to name a few.

                                                                                      The 8-track compilation is a musically diverse collection of tracks, fusing genres across Alt-R&B, Dance, Electronic, Jazz, Rap and Trip-Hop. Opening the project, ROMY NOVA flaunts her hypnotic harmonies on a tender offering, 'The Way', whilst Sheffield-born Jackie Moonbather delivers a Funk performance on 'Separate Ways'. Up next, Ney Liqa's 'Blomster' captures a blend of Trip-Hop and Swedish-Pop, fusing her earliest musical influences before Birmingham's very own Landel's cloud-Rap excellence on '2 Many'. Maintaining the ethereal sonic, Petrelli Purple's 'Brisk' is reflective of his ability to curate a "miscellaneous north" sound, followed by MARYSIA OSU's 'Stryder' that highlights her self-coined "harps, beats, and dreams" ethos. Michael Diamond showcases his ability to float between jazz and electronic landscapes on 'Aether' before COEX rounds off the project nicely with 'Reflections'.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Romy Nova – The Way
                                                                                      2. Jackie Moonbather – Separate Ways
                                                                                      3. Ney Liqa – Blomster
                                                                                      4. LANDEL – 2 Many
                                                                                      5. Pertrelli Purple – Brisk
                                                                                      6. Marysia Osu – Stryder
                                                                                      7. Michael Diamond – Aether
                                                                                      8. Coex – Reflections

                                                                                      Lightning Seeds

                                                                                      Tomorrow's Here Today: 35 Years Of Lightning Seeds

                                                                                        Tomorrow’s Here Today celebrated 35 Year of Lightning Seeds. It’s an absolute masterclass in modern pop songwriting from Ian Broudie. Kicking off with their classic debut single ‘Pure’, this really is a greatest hits disc worthy of the title from a band who have sold over 8 million albums. Across 20 tracks the LP features Lightning Seeds favourites including ‘The Life Of Riley’, ‘Change’, ‘Lucky You’, ‘Sense’, ‘All I Want’, ‘Sugar Coated Iceberg’, ‘You Showed Me’, ‘3 Lions’ and more.


                                                                                        Real Power

                                                                                          Beloved, Portland pop/indie-rock trio Gossip returns with Real Power, their first album in 14 years, set for release on March 22, 2024, on Sony Music UK. The album marks a reunion with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin, who helmed the band’s pivotal 2009 album Music For Men. Rubin coaxed the band started recording in 2019 after completing a tour for the ten-year anniversary of Music For Men. Recorded at Rubin’s home studio in Kauai, the process was temporarily halted by the pandemic and resumed when restrictions lifted. The result is an 11-track celebration of the galvanizing might of music, the joy of creative expression, and the power of chosen family in the aftermath of collective and personal trauma. The timing is ripe for a Gossip reunion, and Real Power heralds a new maturity and renewed sense of purpose for the trio. “When we began, so much about Gossip was about running away—that was always in the music,” says Ditto. “We survived. We came from nothing, and we got the fuck out of there. And to be here 20 years later and still making music together is just incredible.”

                                                                                          Gossip consists of vocalist Beth Ditto, guitarist Nathan "Brace Paine" Howdeshell and drummer Hannah Blilie. ​​The band’s 2016 breakout studio album, Standing In The Way Of Control, reached #1 on UK Indie chart (certified Gold) and solidified the band as a dynamic force in the music scene. “Standing In The Way Of Control,” the album’s battle-cry title track, is a queer anthem written in response to U.S. government’s proposition to define marriage and exclude homosexuals. The band achieved multiplatinum success with their follow up Music For Men, certified 2x platinum in Germany and France, 1x platinum in Australia and Switzerland with sales in excess of 1.5m copies. Gossip is renowned for their high energy live performances and have delivered incredible sets at some of the worlds biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella and Pukkelpop Festival to name a few.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          01. Act Of God
                                                                                          02. Real Power
                                                                                          03. Don’t Be Afraid
                                                                                          04. Crazy Again
                                                                                          05. Edge Of The Sun
                                                                                          06. Give It Up For Love
                                                                                          07. Turn The Card Slowly
                                                                                          08. Tell Me Something
                                                                                          09. Light It Up
                                                                                          10. Tough
                                                                                          11. Peace And Quiet

                                                                                          Earl Sweatshirt & The Alchemist

                                                                                          Voir Dire

                                                                                            Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist’s joint album VOIR DIRE is available now across all digital streaming platforms with an updated tracklist via Tan Cressida / ALC / Warner Records. Accompanying the album’s digital streaming platform encompassing debut, the duo tallies their third visual of the project with the release of a music video featuring album track "Vin Skully."

                                                                                            Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist surprised both the music and media landscapes at large with the initial August release VOIR DIRE, which arrived with the exciting lead single, "Sentry" ft. MIKE. As the anticipation for the album in its entirety continued to grow, the second DSP-accessible track, "The Caliphate" materialized alongside the release of its visual, featuring Vince Staples. Today marks the official release of the entire album in its original form and sequence — with two previously unreleased tracks including "Heatcheck," and "Mancala," the latter of which features Vince Staples for his second appearance on the album.

                                                                                            Supporting the album’s release, the duo is trekking an 11-stop tour spanning the month of November featuring Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist performing together with support slots from MIKE & Black Noi$e.

                                                                                            The Alchemist initially hinted that they put out a secret album on YouTube under a fake name but four years went by without any fans discovering it. Fast forward to this summer, a new series of clues led fans on a scavenger hunt that unearthed VOIR DIRE, the long-rumored and highly-anticipated album from Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. 100 High Street
                                                                                            2. Vin Skully
                                                                                            3. Sentry Ft. Mike
                                                                                            4. Heat Check
                                                                                            5. 5. Mancala Ft. Vince Staples
                                                                                            6. 27 Braids
                                                                                            7. Mac Deuce
                                                                                            8. Sirius Blac
                                                                                            9. Dead Zone
                                                                                            10. The Caliphate Ft. Vince Staples
                                                                                            11. Free The Ruler

                                                                                            King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                                                                            Demos Vol. 5 + Vol. 6

                                                                                              Career spanning demos recorded between 2010 - 2022 by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                              1. Music To Think Existentially To
                                                                                              2. Lunch Meat (Demo)
                                                                                              3. Brassicas
                                                                                              4. Venusian 2 (Demo)
                                                                                              5. Pleura (Demo 1)
                                                                                              6. MTV
                                                                                              7. Honey (Demo 2)
                                                                                              8. Moses

                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                              1. Ugly Guitars
                                                                                              2. Vomit Coffin (Demo)
                                                                                              3. The Hungry Wolf Of Fate (Demo 2)
                                                                                              4. O.N.E. (Demo)
                                                                                              5. The Dripping Tap (Demo 3)

                                                                                              DISC 2

                                                                                              SIDE C
                                                                                              1. Music To Burn Money To
                                                                                              2. You Can Be Your Silhouette (Demo)
                                                                                              3. Not Enough Time...Land
                                                                                              4. Invisible Face (Demo)
                                                                                              5. Blue Horse

                                                                                              SIDE D
                                                                                              1. Digital Black (Demo)
                                                                                              2. Lukey's Brain
                                                                                              3. Self-Immolate (Demo)
                                                                                              4. Marble 5. Pleura (Demo 2)
                                                                                              6. Sweet Talking
                                                                                              7. All Is Known (Demo 2)
                                                                                              8. The Dripping Tap (Demo 4)

                                                                                              Jacob Gurevitsch

                                                                                              Yellow Spaceship

                                                                                                At the heart of Jacob Gurevitsch's latest album is a desire for collaboration, and with Spanish Grammy nominated singer Buika, and Danish chanteuse Alice Carreiri at the helm, the Danish guitarist delivers, with his third album Yellow Spaceship.

                                                                                                Rich in cross cultural flows, dipping into flamenco and bolero, jazz and with flourishes of Italian and French soundtrack motifs, Jacob has laced together 10 sublime tracks whilst unleashing his impressive Spanish guitar skills, a craft which begun in his late twenties, complimenting his soul, jazz and funk grounding, instilled as a young, gigging guitarist.

                                                                                                Phenomenally, Jacob has built a mammoth fanbase online with his streaming track counter reading at over 100 million in part due to the roaring success of his previous long player, Lovers in Paris, also released on Danish label, Music for Dreams. It was back in 2014 when his title track from said album was remixed without permission and gained large traction on the radio dials in Ibiza that kickstarted an association with the vibe of Ibiza and chill out music whilst picking up a legion of DJ fans like the legendary Ibizan DJ Alfredo. His second album In Search of Lost Time came out in September 2019, further stripped back and acoustic than his prior and that paved the way for Yellow Spaceship.

                                                                                                Residing in Copenhagen, Jacob has a litany of cultural paths that have led him back to Denmark, having travelled plenty and spent much time living and learning in both Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro. The bulk of the recordings on Yellow Spaceship took place in Denmark but Jacob's creative hideout in Palma, Mallorca has been integral to his songwriting process. And it is Majorca where Buika, the flamenco singer with attitude who takes the vocal reins in Melancolía, originally comes from. The song drips with emotion, an exploration of love and beauty and a recourse for painful times. Danes are known for their tendency towards melancholy, although here, the grey Nordic despondency makes way for a kind of poetic wallowing that compliments the Spanish guitar and singing. The song also represents a massive turning point in Jacob’s life after a great friend passed, a movement in which appreciation of people and things became the key to life. It was at the funeral of his friend he heard a perfectly poetic make-believe about how his beloved pal had taken off into the sky in a 'Yellow Spaceship' with an errand to spread his charisma.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Yellow Spaceship
                                                                                                A2. Melancolía
                                                                                                A3. Elevation In Minor
                                                                                                A4. Gamla Stan
                                                                                                A5. La Ville
                                                                                                B1. Song For Sol
                                                                                                B2. A Walk To Remember
                                                                                                B3. Breathe
                                                                                                B4. La Maison Verte
                                                                                                B5. Finu

                                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                                Perverted By Language - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                  The Fall's fourth studio album Perverted by Language was released in 1983. The album was produced by the band's vocalist and songwriter Mark E. Smith and recorded at various studios in Manchester. Perverted by Language features some of The Fall's most renowned tracks, including "Garden". The album's sound is characterized by its sharp and angular post-punk guitar riffs, driven by a heavy bass and drums rhythm section, all layered with Mark E. Smith's distinctive vocals.

                                                                                                  Lyrically, Perverted by Language deals with themes of alienation, disorder, and the unpredictability of modern life. Smith's idiosyncratic and cryptic wordplay, including his penchant for inventing new words and phrases, adds to the album's overall sense of unease and dislocation. Despite its challenging sound and lyrics, Perverted by Language is considered by many critics and fans to be one of The Fall's finest albums, showcasing the band at their creative and innovative peak.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                  1. Eat Y'self Fitter
                                                                                                  2. Neighbourhood Of Infinity
                                                                                                  3. Garden
                                                                                                  4. Hotel Bloedel

                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                  1. Smile
                                                                                                  2. I Feel Voxish
                                                                                                  3. Tempo House
                                                                                                  4. Hexen Definitive/Strife Knot

                                                                                                  Halo Maud


                                                                                                    For multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Halo Maud (previously known as Maud Nadal), the title of both song and album reflect from her natural reactions to the creation of the music itself.

                                                                                                    "For me, music contains what words cannot. It is its power to shape these things, and it’s what I hope to find while taking random bits, here and there, from the pitch of each note, their texture, their timbres, massaging and mixing them together until the sound resembles what is inside me. When everything fits together well the words settle in with the music to spread their clues. That’s when the song is ready. I called the album ‘Celebrate' because I danced a lot while creating it. I now feel that I can release it into the air. I hope that it will alight in your hands and ears, keep you company and resonate within you through multiple waves.”

                                                                                                    Those multiple waves are Celebrate’s twelve tracks. Collectively, they offer a seamless mix of French and English; analogue electronics, scratchy guitars and tumbling drums; dream pop, woozy Yé-Yé and 1960s and 2020s psychedelia.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Celebrate
                                                                                                    2. Terres Infinies
                                                                                                    3. My Desire Is Pure
                                                                                                    4. Last Day Song
                                                                                                    5. Slowly Surely
                                                                                                    6. Catch The Wave
                                                                                                    7. Le Ciel Est Grand
                                                                                                    8. You Float
                                                                                                    9. À Te Voir
                                                                                                    10. Iceberg
                                                                                                    11. Pesnopoïka
                                                                                                    12. Entends-Tu Ma Voix

                                                                                                    The Staves

                                                                                                    All Now

                                                                                                      It was in December 2022 that The Staves celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album Dead & Born & Grown – a strange and beautiful period in the lives of sisters and band members Jessica, Camilla and Emily Staveley-Taylor, making their fourth album All Now with the same organic vulnerability as that first record: except now everything was different, and they kind of were too.

                                                                                                      All Now emerges, bold and bright, from a period of quiet, which followed a period of chaos, for the band. When Good Woman was released in 2021, to positive reviews, it felt like “an echoing silence” to share such a cathartic album with a world shut down. So The Staves had to retreat, again, and actually wrestle with everything they had been through.

                                                                                                      The result? An album as rich and honest as all the most profound music by The Staves scattered across albums for the last decade, calcified here into something special.

                                                                                                      But the most thrilling part of this album, is that the hardest pills to swallow, here, almost have a sweeter taste. Once you’ve survived the climb to the top, learned from the journey, you may as well enjoy the view. “When you sing about hesitation and fear, there’s a lot of power in not making it sound fearful and being quite steadfast instead,” says Camilla. “It feels like an act of taking control.” With All Now, there’s no letting go. 

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                      All Now
                                                                                                      I Don’t Say It, But I Feel It
                                                                                                      Fundamental Memory
                                                                                                      Make A Decision
                                                                                                      The Echo
                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                      I’ll Never Leave You Alone
                                                                                                      After School
                                                                                                      Great Wave
                                                                                                      So Gracefully
                                                                                                      The Important One
                                                                                                      You Held It All

                                                                                                      Alan Tew

                                                                                                      Drama Suite Part II - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                        It's the pair you've all been waiting for! FINALLY! Alan Tew's Drama Suite Part II. What can we really say? Honestly? We guess the first thing that strikes you is how clean the drums are. Almost impossibly slick but dripping so, so heavy with the neck-snapping funk you'd expect from perhaps the most sought-after library funk set of them all! The cheapest on Discogs is, currently, £1300+. Now's your chance to remedy that. If you know, you know. And we think you know...

                                                                                                        "The Rub" is a cool, low-slung heavy-funk roller with relaxed brass and alto flute phrases. Up next, "Money Runner" is another edgy funk glider, its easy-tempo moving in harmony with slinky rhythmic riffs and featuring a seemingly ad-libbed electric piano solo. Strutting along after, "White Elephant Walk" is another laconic, deeply stoned walking theme with electric piano and alto flutes. There follows a couple of brief "walking" links before the brilliantly tense "Master Plan" slowly builds. Expectancy grows to the main theme around a minute in and then a melodic theme builds slightly to the 3 minute mark before floating down gradually and elegantly to its climax. It's utterly fantastic. The smoky, after-hours "Night Watch" is a slow, cool gem featuring alto flutes and synths.

                                                                                                        Now we're talking, "The Fence (a)" is just sensational and worth buying this album all on its own. It's likely the reason you're here, anyway. Another impossibly funky, slow and easy tempo with a bass riff to die for, dramatic guitar with gorgeous electric piano and alto flute phrases. It was sampled for "Action Satisfaction" by J5, way way back. "The Fence (b)" is a slower, more deliberate version of the previous heater, but it's no less essential. Indeed, it's absolutely jaw-drooping. Closing out this remarkable side, "Surveillance" is another horizontal masterpiece of relaxed yet dramatic jazz-funk. Vibes ad-lib in centre section and give you an idea of how Roy Ayers making library funk in the mid-late 70s might've sounded. Sensational.

                                                                                                        Flip over for "Total Silence", a near-beatless and understated scene-setter featuring neat interplay of guitar and synthesizer themes over bass and hi-hats. The slow "Eyes" follows, a brief gem with subdued electric piano solo and a light climax. The fantastic "Drama Backcloth (1a)" is up next, a repetitive piano and bass refrain with guitar figures over the top. Its creeping crime-funk vibe was pilfered for "Outta Town Shit" by Ghostface Killah in 2006. "Drama Backcloth (1b)" is a short, subdued version without the guitar figure. "Drama Backcloth (2)" features an expectant, background marimba figure over light rhythm whilst the cool "Drama Backcloth (3)" centres around a relaxed riff and the angular "Drama Backcloth (4)" presents eerie progressions with piano interjections. It's decidedly non-rhythmic!

                                                                                                        We're then onto 14 (!) different half-minute "Scenechanges", all jazzy and funky, some cool and dramatic, some slow and rhythmic. All ace and groove-fuelled. The aptly-titled "Final Statement" closes proceedings, a slow, pensive theme on guitar joined by cool brass and a solo trumpet to its climax.

                                                                                                        As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for Drama Suite Part II comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. And as usual, the sleeve reproduction duties were handed over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. We're not quite sure what else to say about this landmark record, other than, GET IT!

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1 The Rub 2:27
                                                                                                        A2 Money Runner 2:15
                                                                                                        A3 White Elephant Walk 1:24
                                                                                                        A4 White Elephant Walk (Link) 0:07
                                                                                                        A5 Walking Link 0:18
                                                                                                        A6 Master Plan 3:26
                                                                                                        A7 Night Watch 2:12
                                                                                                        A8 The Fence (Version A) 1:49
                                                                                                        A9 The Fence (Version B) 2:11
                                                                                                        A10 Surveillance 1:33
                                                                                                        B1 Total Silence 1:26
                                                                                                        B2 Eyes 0:4
                                                                                                        B3 Drama Backcloth (1a) 1:38
                                                                                                        B4 Drama Backcloth (1b) 0:17
                                                                                                        B5 Drama Backcloth (2) 0:59
                                                                                                        B6 Drama Backcloth (3) 0:17
                                                                                                        B7 Drama Backcloth (4) 0:24
                                                                                                        B8 Scenechange (1) 0:17
                                                                                                        B9 Scenechange (2a) 0:10
                                                                                                        B10 Scenechange (2b) 0:24
                                                                                                        B11 Scenechange (2c) 0:25
                                                                                                        B12 Scenechange (3a) 0:17
                                                                                                        B13 Scenechange (3b) 0:17
                                                                                                        B14 Scenechange (4) 0:15
                                                                                                        B15 Scenechange (5) 0:21
                                                                                                        B16 Scenechange (6a) 0:25
                                                                                                        B17 Scenechange (6b) 0:21
                                                                                                        B18 Scenechange (7) 0:10
                                                                                                        B19 Scenechange (8a) 0:12
                                                                                                        B20 Scenechange (8b) 0:30
                                                                                                        B21 Scenechange (9) 0:51
                                                                                                        B22 Brass Statement 0:05
                                                                                                        B23 Final Statement 0:47

                                                                                                        Alan Tew

                                                                                                        Drama Suite Part I - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                          It's the pair you've all been waiting for! FINALLY! Alan Tew's driving jazz-rock, sleuth-funk masterpiece, Drama Suite Part I is finally reissued to sate your appetites for arguably the very best library two-parter in existence. If you don’t know, get to know. Originally released in 1976 but wonderfully timeless, Drama Suite Part I is at the top of every library funk collectors' list. It's easy to see why...

                                                                                                          Racing out the gate, the gritty crime funk of "The Detectives" makes for a thrilling, wild ride. A dramatic action theme, it's packed with strident playing and bags of attitude. There follows 10 (ten!) drama-tinged, horn-heavy, wah-wah-laced, conga-enhanced, synth-riddled links for neat segues and maximum funk fever. "Helicop" is another fast paced and energetic dramatic action background with great breaks and horns. "The Big One (Prelude)" has an ace bassline and creeps along superbly to create expectation and contains an amazing rolling piano loop that just stops you dead in your tracks. It's all building to "The Big One", a driving, dramatic, full-band action with fantastic funk breaks, heavy horns and *that* piano refrain. It was sampled by Jay-Z, and you can't really blame him, can you? The brief, tense "Headlights" and (even briefer) burner "The Burn" add some - you guessed it - deep drama over insistent rhythms to close out Side A.

                                                                                                          Flip over for "The Detectives (Slow Version)", a relaxed, thoughtful version featuring synths. You might recognise it as being sampled by Domo Genesis and Evidence for "Tallulah" from their brilliant collaboration a few years ago. "The Detectives (Interlude)" is another slow, pensive version featuring electric piano and a trombone solo in the centre section. There follows 6 further links, Detectives versions essentially, with guitars, electric pianos, flugelhorns - all very cool and relaxed rhythms. The strutting majesty of big-time highlight "The Build Up" is next. It's a medium-slow drama background with occasional light statements of The Detectives theme peppered throughout. Nice. The fantastically-titled "Snout" is a slow, tense background theme which features a repetitive guitar figure with alto flutes over the top. The tense, stabby funk of "The Prowler" rounds out proceedings, with nervous figures over a slow, insistent cymbal beat.

                                                                                                          As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for Drama Suite Part I comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. And as usual, the sleeve reproduction duties were handed over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. We're not quite sure what else to say about this landmark record, other than, GET IT!

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1 The Detectives (Long Version) 2:26
                                                                                                          A2 The Detectives (Short Version)1:31
                                                                                                          A3 The Detectives (Link 1) 0:08
                                                                                                          A4 The Detectives (Link 2a) 0:06
                                                                                                          A5 The Detectives (Link 2b) 0:16
                                                                                                          A6 The Detectives (Link 2c 0:16
                                                                                                          A7 The Detectives (Link 3) 0:10
                                                                                                          A8 The Detectives (Link 4a) 0:06
                                                                                                          A9 The Detectives (Link 4b) 0:15
                                                                                                          A10 The Detectives (Link 4c) 0:15
                                                                                                          A11 Helicop 2:54
                                                                                                          A12 The Big One (Prelude) 1:26
                                                                                                          A13 The Big One 4:05
                                                                                                          A14 Headlights 1:09
                                                                                                          A15 The Burn 1:05
                                                                                                          A16 Bust Up (a) 0:14
                                                                                                          A17 Bust Up (b) 0:13
                                                                                                          B1The Detectives (Slow Version) 2:07
                                                                                                          B2 The Detectives (Interlude) 1:47
                                                                                                          B3 The Detectives (Link 5a) 0:12
                                                                                                          B4 The Detectives (Link 5b) 0:29
                                                                                                          B5 The Detectives (Link 6a) 0:11
                                                                                                          B6 The Detectives (Link 6b) 0:32
                                                                                                          B7 The Detectives (Link 7a) 0:19
                                                                                                          B8 The Detectives (Link 7b) 0:13
                                                                                                          B9 The Build Up 5:57 B10 Snout 1:04
                                                                                                          B11 The Prowler 2:02

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Image - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                            Part of Be With x KPM Library Reissue Campaign, 2024 first time vinyl reissue, 140g vinyl.

                                                                                                            Impossible to find in the wild, KPM's Image is exactly that; this record paints extraordinary, hyper-vivid scenes with music, in the way only the library greats can. Originally released in 1974, Image is an absolutely stunning listen from start to finish, and arguably the most wanted KPM grail that's still not been reissued - until now! Just too good…

                                                                                                            Worth the price of admission alone, and likely the reason you're all already drooling about this release, the mellow, dramatic beat of "Image", Brian Bennett's opener and title track, is a Jaylib-sampled firecracker. A reflective, scenic underscore which grows to full orchestra and ends as it begins - it's just beautiful. Next up, swoon to "The Little Orphan" by Neil Richardson featuring strings and harp. It's a deeply emotive, sweeping orchestral piece. Just straight gorgeous. It's followed by "Paradise Island", a lush, horizontal Balearic gem courtesy of Gordon Rees and David Gold; it'll send you into a blissful reverie with its elegant strings and gentle drums. From the same pair, "Forbidden Fruit" is, again, string-drenched but the strings are more insistent, stabbing even, and, with drums and Blaxploitation guitars high up in the mix, it's definitely a funkier proposition. "The Enchantress", again a Rees-Gold special, is a slower, groovy, synthy wonder. Closing out the A-Side, "Phenomena" is a mysterious gem, a Gold solo effort set at a breezier tempo with propulsive percussion and head nod, fast-paced breaks with ace keys.

                                                                                                            Flip over for "Infinite Expanse", John Scott's dramatic panorama adorned with proud, triumphant horns. Scott's "Static Objects" paints patient, pastoral scenes; there's a serenity and stillness to the proceedings. Next up, Be With favourite John Fiddy delivers shifting shapes and patterns with his wonderful "Metamorphosis", all wah wah, harps, dramatic percussion and strings. It's by turns billowy and blasting. "Cubist Pictures" follows, Neil Richardson's brilliant nebulous, fragmentary piece. Better yet, Richardson's gorgeous, beatless "Analysis" follows, and it's an orchestral beauty featuring cello, harps and woodwind. It's no exaggeration to describe this as transcendental. His "Crystal Ball" presents more static scenes with cello, twinkling percussion and strings, before Steve Gray's fantastically-titled softly-ace "Gliding Through Clouds" closes out this remarkable set.

                                                                                                            As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for Image comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. And as usual, the sleeve reproduction duties were handed over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1 Brian Bennett - Image 4:29
                                                                                                            A2 Neil Richardson - The Little Orphan 2:27
                                                                                                            A3 David Gold / Gordon Rees - Paradise Island 2:19
                                                                                                            A4 David Gold / Gordon Rees - Forbidden Fruit 2:19
                                                                                                            A5 David Gold / Gordon Rees - The Enchantress 2:56
                                                                                                            A6 David Gold - Phenomena 2:41
                                                                                                            B1 John Scott - Infinite Expanse 1:46
                                                                                                            B2 John Scott - Static Objects 2:31
                                                                                                            B3 John Fiddy - Metamorphosis 2:37
                                                                                                            B4 Neil Richardson - Cubist Pictures 2:12
                                                                                                            B5 Neil Richardson - Analysis 2:04
                                                                                                            B6 Neil Richardson - Crystal Ball 2:38
                                                                                                            B7 Steve Gray - Gliding Through Clouds 2:55

                                                                                                            Amy Winehouse

                                                                                                            Frank - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                              In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s debut album, Frank, UMR/Island are releasing the album as a picture disc for the first time.

                                                                                                              This 2LP set features singles: Take The Box, Stronger Than Me, F**k Me Pumps and In My Bed, and is housed in a gatefold sleeve. The disc artwork uses the original sleeve imagery, plus images by Valerie Phillips from the original artwork shoot on LP2.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              LP1, Side A
                                                                                                              Intro / Stronger Than Me
                                                                                                              You Sent Me Flying / Cherry
                                                                                                              Know You Now

                                                                                                              LP1, Side B
                                                                                                              Fuck Me Pumps
                                                                                                              I Heard Love Is Blind
                                                                                                              Moody's Mood For Love / Teo Licks
                                                                                                              (There Is) No Greater Love
                                                                                                              In My Bed

                                                                                                              LP2, Side A
                                                                                                              Take The Box
                                                                                                              October Song
                                                                                                              What Is It About Men
                                                                                                              Help Yourself

                                                                                                              LP2, Side B
                                                                                                              Amy Amy Amy / Outro

                                                                                                              William Doyle

                                                                                                              Springs Eternal

                                                                                                                Serving up art-pop for the anthropocene, Springs Eternal is the Mercury-nominated, critically acclaimed artist William Doyle’s most ambitious and most playful creation to date. Taking a panoramic view of the ecstasies and agonies of life in the 2020s, the record asks how we exist as fragile flesh and blood – our hearts beating and our minds racing – in an unprecedented, almost unimaginable time of runaway climate destruction and technological expansion.

                                                                                                                Springs Eternal presents a strange and thrilling cast of characters – from cowboys to castaways – who just might be Doyle, once or twice removed. “Most of the songs are in the first-person, but rather than being autobiographical, I was trying to imagine hyperreality versions of myself,” Doyle says. “What if decisions I made in my life had resulted in the self of each particular song? How many degrees of separation am I from those realities? It’s a frightening thought, and frightening thoughts often make for good songs.”

                                                                                                                Across 11 tracks, we hear from narrators teetering on the precipice of global disaster, heartbreak, addiction, indoctrination and mental illness, until they pass into the great unknown. The lyrics, by turns earnest and ironic, upfront and allegorical, are paired with infectious melodies and often outright swagger. Co-produced by indie superproducer Mike Lindsay (Tunng, LUMP) at his MESS studio in Margate, we hear the siren song of the sea washing around pulsating electronics and stirring instrumentation, featuring contributions from musicians Alexander Painter, Genevieve Dawson and Brian Eno.

                                                                                                                A recurring theme of water and flooding runs through the record, alluding simultaneously to the global climate crisis and the deluge of overwhelm these parallel-universe Williams are experiencing. “It wasn’t until we were mixing the record that I realised how many water references there are,” Doyle says. “I guess there’s a fluid border between our inner selves and the outside world that allows things to flood in, in unstoppable or perhaps irresistible ways.”

                                                                                                                Springs Eternal is the next chapter in the William Doyle sonic odyssey that began with his incarnation as East India Youth (Total Strife Forever, 2014; Culture of Volume, 2015) and developed under his own name, producing the critically acclaimed records Your Wilderness Revisited (2019) and Great Spans of Muddy Time (2021). Alongside his own output, Doyle recently produced Anna B Savage’s celebrated debut album A Common Turn (2021) and plays in Orlando Weeks’ band both live and on his upcoming record.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Garden Of The Morning
                                                                                                                Now In Motion
                                                                                                                Relentless Melt
                                                                                                                Soft To The Touch
                                                                                                                Eternal Spring
                                                                                                                Cannot Unsee
                                                                                                                Surrender Yourself
                                                                                                                A Short Illness
                                                                                                                A Long Life
                                                                                                                Because Of A Dream

                                                                                                                Manu Delago

                                                                                                                Snow From Yesterday

                                                                                                                  Like the water that runs like a current through ‘Snow From Yesterday’, the album is fluid, versatile, and powerful. Represented in all its forms, from glacial mountains, to rivers, and even the smallest drop into watercolour, the album is about journeys and the stages of life that may change you, but also links you to others, in other times and other places. A flowing, tangible energy connects each track to its subject matter, and each track to one another. What’s important on ‘Snow From Yesterday’ is how the highs are grounded in very real, personal moments. It can at once tackle mammoth climate issues, while conveying moments of incredible intimacy. 

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Modern People
                                                                                                                  2. Little Heritage
                                                                                                                  3. Polar Bear
                                                                                                                  4. Paintings On The Wall
                                                                                                                  5. Ode To Earth
                                                                                                                  6. Stay Afloat
                                                                                                                  7. Immersion
                                                                                                                  8. Slow-Mo Moving River
                                                                                                                  9. Oxygen
                                                                                                                  10. Docklands
                                                                                                                  11. Snow From Yesterday 

                                                                                                                  F.I.D.E.L (Further Individual Delusions) is the avatar project of Paris-based composer/producer/A&R, R.DIlouya (Omar, Sly Johnson, N'Dea Davenport, Gystère, Oxmo Puccino etc - Blue Note Records, Universal Jazz, Heavenly Sweetness).

                                                                                                                  UK Funk & Soul and Northern Soul Legend, John Turrell (Smoove & Turrell - BBC Fantasy Funk Band - Jalapeño Records) and French Hip-Hop, Soul and Jazz major force, Sly Johnson (aka Sly the Mic Buddha - Multi-Platinum selling supergroup Saïan Supa Crew - BBE Records).

                                                                                                                  Hailing from North Paris and Northern England, F.I.D.E.L pays tribute with Out Of Sight to the great Post-Disco, Boogie and New Wave pop songs that shaped the world's collective unconscious at the twilight of the Thatcher / Cold War Era.

                                                                                                                  F.I.D.E.L takes this as a jumping off point and channels its sound through the care and the musical craft of the past to a yet more modern soundscape using Prophet Synthesizers, Clavinets and Drum Machines to create a fast, nervous, funky, ironic and intoxicating satire of modern-days in our now post-COVID western societies.

                                                                                                                  While most of the musical heavy lifting is done by Dilouya himself, Turrell lays down socially anchored lyrics, rooted firmly in the gritty, no-nonsense world of a working-class man, tracks such as All About Love , Straight Down to Heaven or (I Don't Give a Sh*t About) Summertime show the depths of this man's repertoire.

                                                                                                                  Sly Johnson lets his soul rip with a gut reaction to 21st century tech-infused populism on Out of Sight and Star 51.

                                                                                                                  This musical connection fused the fun-loving, loud-speaking, trouble-making friends and made them explore with irony and sarcasm the paradoxes of their time to produce what will remain as a unique body of work, testifying to the ambivalence of a generation oscillating between social concern and the desire to party!

                                                                                                                  Recorded over two week-long studio sessions in Paris, Out Of Sight showcases Dilouya's timeless songwriting and bold production style, setting the perfect ground for John Turrell's instant classic vocal performances and Sly Johnson's revered musicianship and versatility. Electrifying performances from German songstress Noraa (Out of Sight , Heartbeat) and SciFi- obsessed DKO Records' front man Larry Houl (Odd Things) complement F.I.D.E.L's take on how and why music shapes our critical sense and appetite for escapism.

                                                                                                                  "Between delusions of grandeur and social disappointment, fantasized nostalgia and neon statues bearing its effigy, F.I.D.E.L imposes with Out Of Sight its ideal for Civilization to a world that ultimately never changes."

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. OUT OF SIGHT — F.I.D.E.L, Sly Johnson, Noraa, John Turrell & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  2. HEARTBEAT — F.I.D.E.L, John Turrell & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  3. STAR 51 — F.I.D.E.L, Sly Johnson & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  4. ALL ABOUT LOVE — F.I.D.E.L, John Turrell & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  5. STRAIGHT DOWN TO HEAVEN — F.I.D.E.L, John Turrell & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  6. L'AVENTURE MODERNE — F.I.D.E.L & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  7. ALL OF THIS IS FAKE — F.I.D.E.L, John Turrell & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  8. (I DON'T GIVE A SH*T ABOUT) SUMMERTIME — F.I.D.E.L, John Turrell & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  9. BEHIND THE WALL — F.I.D.E.L, John Turrell & Dilouya
                                                                                                                  10. ODD THINGS (Part 1&2) — F.I.D.E.L, Larry Houl, Sly Johnson & Dilouya

                                                                                                                  Liam Bailey

                                                                                                                  Zero Grace

                                                                                                                    Big Crown Records is proud to present Zero Grace, Liam Bailey’s sophomore album on the label. Following the success of 2020’s Ekundayo album, the tried and true chemistry of Bailey and producer Leon Michels (El Michels Affair) is on full display again as they take the sound they established and push it further. On Zero Grace they lean more into the bleeding heart singer-songwriter side of Liam. The result, much like Bailey himself, is impulsively honest without reserve.

                                                                                                                    Born and raised in Nottingham, England, the son of an English mother and 2nd generation Jamaican English father, Liam will admit his early childhood was fairly chaotic and fi­lled with "all the cliche racism that happens when people started mixing up in the '80s in England." Liam got his early influences from his mom’s record collection. Bob Marley and Dillinger, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix would eventually shape the singer/songwriter we know today. Fast-forward to 2005, Liam is in London performing at every open mic and acoustic night he could, hustling with hopes of landing a record deal. It was through this time that Liam fi­rst teamed up with Michels, musician/producer luminary, and the co-founder of Brooklyn's own Big Crown Records.

                                                                                                                    Liam flew out to New York and those fi­rst sessions together produced the now classic tunes “When Will They Learn” and “I’m Gonna Miss You” which still gets spins at Reggae spots around the globe and were co-signed by heavy hitters like David Rodigan & Don Letts.That first trip to NYC brought a lot of industry attention to Liam, including being noticed by a just-famous Amy Winehouse who heard one of Liam's apartment-made, lo-­ recordings, and liked what she heard. Regardless of the audio quality, Liam's particular sound shone through—all guitar, warm-rough and genuine soul.

                                                                                                                    Eventually Liam signed to Polydor and wound up bumping against the typical major label industry obstacles. They already had an idea of the Liam they wanted to make, promote, and push. With the typical large advance enticement, Liam did his best to trust that path. "Maybe I can make it work,' that's what you're thinking," Liam remembers, "but, you quickly fi­nd out that you can't."

                                                                                                                    Zero Grace is full of freedom and love, in fact, working with Leon Michels and Big Crown Records has encouraged Liam to be himself. On album opener “Holding On '' Bailey speaks to his observations & fears when looking out at the world in front of him and also to the dedication it has taken to get on the other side of his personal trials & tribulations. “Dance With Me" is an instantly infectious two-stepper that nods to those incredible soul records that were coming out of Jamaica during the early Reggae days.

                                                                                                                    Bailey steps into the dance with hopes of finding a new love and pulls us all out on the dance floor with him. “Disorder Starts At Home” is another close to the chest tune that addresses the dif­culties he struggles with from his early chaotic childhood and his progress in getting past them. "Mercy Tree" is a powerhouse of Reggae Rebel Music. Bailey addresses the racial tensions that plague humanity and encourages everyone to step up and do their part to help foster equality. What starts out as a declaration of injustice turns into a call for action and an inspiration for hope.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    SIDE A
                                                                                                                    1 Holding On
                                                                                                                    2 Dumb
                                                                                                                    3 Sekkle Down
                                                                                                                    4 Boy
                                                                                                                    5 Dance With Me
                                                                                                                    6 Disorder Starts At Home
                                                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                                                    7 Mercy Tree
                                                                                                                    8 Sour Wine
                                                                                                                    9 Canary In The Coal Mine
                                                                                                                    10 Winter Is Within Thee
                                                                                                                    11 I Got No Answers
                                                                                                                    12 Light Up The Darkness

                                                                                                                    Chastity Belt

                                                                                                                    Live Laugh Love

                                                                                                                      In their decade-plus together, the four-piece Julia Shapiro (guitar, vocals), Lydia Lund (guitar, vocals), Gretchen Grimm (drums, vocals), and Annie Truscott (bass, vocals)—have created a resonant body of work. Live Laugh Love is a natural continuation. Against the bizarre backdrop of the past few years, Chastity Belt remained a supportive space for the members to grow and experiment, drawing on the ingredients most essential to their process since the beginning: authenticity and levity. Recorded over three sessions in as many years (January 2020, November 2021 and 2022), the focus became more about enjoying their time together in the studio than making it feel like work. Their ease and familiarity with engineer Samur Khouja in LA, who also recorded their last album, made for a particularly enjoyable process. Once completed, they returned to renowned engineer Heba Kadry who mastered the album.

                                                                                                                      Album opener “Hollow” sets the tone with a gently driving rhythm while guitar layers stream like sun rays through an open car window. A warmth radiates through Shapiro’s voice, even while grappling with feeling lost and stuck. “The older I get,” Shapiro says of the lyrics, “the more I realize that I might just always feel this way, and it’s more about sitting with the feeling and accepting it, rather than trying to fight it.” That wisdom seems to anchor Live Laugh Love. Chastity Belt has never shied from navigating the spectrum of difficult emotions, and an existential thread weaves throughout the subject matter. And yet the songs feel more grounded than ever; there’s a sense of quiet confidence and self-assurance that comes with being less numb and more present. Facing discomfort takes more fortitude, after all.

                                                                                                                      Live Laugh Love finds the members in their prime as musicians. Their parts trace intricate patterns over one another, but there’s room to breathe between the layers. Everyone contributes to the writing, sometimes switching instruments, and for the first time, all four members sing a song. It’s never been more apparent that they are creative siblings, cut from the same belt. “We’ve been playing music with each other for over a decade,” says Shapiro, “so it really does feel like we’re all fluent in the same language, and a lot of it just happens naturally.”

                                                                                                                      “Laugh” seeks in the balm of friendship, aware of the anticipatory nostalgia that hits during a good time that you’re already missing before it’s gone; the heavier guitar tones on “Chemtrails” streak ominous chord progressions over Grimm’s precision timekeeping, lamenting memories that won’t fade easily. During a transitional time, Truscott came across a note in their phone that read, “it's not hard all day, just sometimes,” which inspired a poignant line in the chorus of “Kool-Aid,” their first song as lead vocalist on a Chastity Belt recording. Another standout, “I-90 Bridge” shines with a silvery melody that soars as Lund belts one of the most resounding moments on the album: “Tell your girlfriend she’s got nothing to fear/I’m set in my head/My body’s a different story.” The track “Blue” saunters nonchalantly with a wink; you can almost hear Shapiro’s smile as she sings “Faking it big time/So I can hit my stride/Man, it feels good to be alive,” channeling early Chastity Belt channeling early ’90s before channeling the late Elliott Smith in a spiral of distortion and insight: “Don’t get upset about it/It’s gonna pass/Tell all your friends about it/They’re gonna laugh.” “We have such a strong sense of each other’s musical inclinations” says Lund. “I think this allows for a lot of playfulness…we can kinda surprise each other, like a good punchline would.”

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      It’s Cool
                                                                                                                      1-90 Bridge
                                                                                                                      Like That


                                                                                                                      Audacity Of Free Thought

                                                                                                                        Prophetic, spiritual and frenetic, ‘Amplifier’ is Delasi’s testimony in musical form. A manifestation of Delasi emerging triumphant after many years in limbo as he searched for a long-awaited breakthrough in the music industry.

                                                                                                                        Produced by Delasi himself alongside Morgan Greenstreet, ‘Amplifier’ is underpinned by the texture of coastal rhythms indigenous to Accra and tightly ornamented with bustling drum breaks, electronic synth lines and jazz sensibilities.

                                                                                                                        Veteran Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist and sound designer NiiNoiNortey appears on the track to deliver an explosive and rhythmically intense saxophone performance throughout as it tastefully builds to an emphatic crescendo.

                                                                                                                        Self-described as a prayer, the track’s maximalist and percussive instrumentation is cleverly juxtaposed with minimal lyrics where Delasi’s faint vocal repeats a series of repeated phrases like evoking the mood and semblance of a meditative chant and religious experience. Harkening to the work of afrofuturistic jazz musicians like Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders.

                                                                                                                        Speaking on the track’s meaning, Delasi said: “‘Amplifier’ is my prayer and like with other songs of mine it can scare me because I write things and then it’ll manifest in exact detail. The song is basically outlining how hard I’ve worked and how I need an amplifier to have my desires fulfilled. It's like a mantra and that’s why it's not so lyrical”.

                                                                                                                        ‘Amplifier’ marks Delasi’s first release as a lead artist since his 2015 self-released project ‘#thoughtjourney’ which garnered support and praise from Rolling Stone, BBC6 Music, Worldwide FM, KCRW, Afropop Worldwide, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, NRK and legendary French DJ/Producer Laurent Garnier. Additionally parlaying into touring and festival gigs across Nairobi, Berlin, Morocco, Denmark and Sweden.

                                                                                                                        Delasi is an artist that has been quietly prolific for over a decade. Honing his musicianship exploring sonic possibilities with Ableton and Teenage Engineering. Eventually entrenching himself in the Ghanaian rap scene via collaborations with Hammer of The Last Two, Reggie Rockstone and Yaw P with whom he would release a joint project ‘Imperfections: The Break Up Vol 1’ in 2013.

                                                                                                                        He was musically raised on a diet heavily influenced by his father who exposed him to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bobby McFerrin, Jim Reeves and Billy Ocean alongside the soundtracks for movies like Doctor Zhivago, The Sound of Music and La Bamba. Delasi’s own tastes would be heavily informed by linchpins of US Hip-Hop like Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Onyx and M.O.P in addition to alternative R&B artists Frank Ocean and James Blake.

                                                                                                                        After many years of operating as a proudly independent and self-contained artist, Delasi has now partnered with Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. One of the world’s leading indie labels, famed for their instrumental role in breaking the likes of KOKOROKO, YussefDayes, Swindle, Joe-Armon Jones, ShabakaAnd The Ancestors, Zara McFarlane and Ghostpoet.

                                                                                                                        With Delasi now being granted resources to give his music the grand and worthy footing, he is now on the cusp of the artistic breakthrough that was long out of reach. Speaking further on how the deal with Brownswood inspired the new single, Delasi said:

                                                                                                                        “The music I’ve created this go round is so strong that I can’t handle it all by myself. Though I had a lot of fun doing it all by myself with ‘#thoughtjourney’, this time around I needed it to be with a home who could properly amplify it.”

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. AgbeDzidzi
                                                                                                                        2. Amplifier (feat. NiiNoiNortey)
                                                                                                                        3. Perception
                                                                                                                        4. Audacity Of Free Thought (feat. Noah Dreiblatt)
                                                                                                                        5. Learn From Adversity (feat. Lollise)


                                                                                                                        Levitations Sessions

                                                                                                                          Levitation Sessions return with a live performance album from Goat. Despite their cryptic and secretive lifestyle, the mysterious Swedish collective have been at the forefront of modern psych, and this live release follows a decade of cult-classic LPs - each a timeless entry into the psych canon, a heady mix of world music, 60s fuzz, afrobeat and funk grooves and Swedish psychedelia, from their 2012 debut World Music, to their most recent 2023 release, Medicine. Their Levitation Session live album was recorded in the heart of winter in early 2023, capturing the alchemy of the band’s creative process and a glimpse of their legendary live show, filmed in the band’s studio headquarters. 

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Golden Dawn
                                                                                                                          2. Under No Nation
                                                                                                                          3. Fill My Mouth
                                                                                                                          4. Lorcan
                                                                                                                          5. Do The Dance
                                                                                                                          6. Behind The Plank
                                                                                                                          7. Queen Of The Underground
                                                                                                                          8. Let It Burn
                                                                                                                          9. Midnight Madness

                                                                                                                          Minor Threat

                                                                                                                          Out Of Step Outtakes

                                                                                                                            In January 1983, Minor Threat went into Inner Ear Studio for the first time as a five - piece (Brian Baker had moved from bass to second guitar and Steve Hansgen was now playing bass).

                                                                                                                            They had six new songs that would end up being the centrepiece of what became the ‘’Out of Step’’ 12" EP. The band had also decided to re-record the song "Out of Step" with some extra language to try to clarify the lyrics, as well as "Cashing In", a tongue-in-cheek song about the DC punk scene which they had only played live once.

                                                                                                                            After much debate, "Cashing In" was added as a hidden track on the original vinyl release though not listed on the cover or label. There was still blank tape on the reel, so they decided to record an instrumental with the working title, "Addams Family" and then recorded new versions of "In My Eyes" and "Filler" to hear what they sounded like with two guitars.

                                                                                                                            "Addams Family" ended up being used as a coda to "Cashing In", but the other two songs were never mixed and largely forgotten for over 35 years until the multitrack tapes were taken into the studio to be digitized in 2021.

                                                                                                                            Surprised by the discovery, Ian and Don Zientara mixed the two songs along with the complete take of "Addams Family". These outtakes are now being released on a 7" to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of ‘’Out of Step’’.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A Side:
                                                                                                                            In My Eyes
                                                                                                                            B Side:
                                                                                                                            Addams Family

                                                                                                                            Nouvelle Vague

                                                                                                                            Should I Stay Or Should I Go

                                                                                                                              Marc Collin, the creator of Nouvelle Vague, never anticipated producing a fifth album for the project, originally envisioning it as a one-off tribute to post-punk through bossa nova. However, the unexpected success of their debut album, featuring unique covers of songs by XTC, Public Image Limited, Josef K, and Joy Division, propelled Nouvelle Vague into unforeseen popularity. Collin attributes their success to the timing of the post-punk revival and the emotional resonance achieved by blending bossa nova with melancholic music. He also suggests that their French identity played a significant role, as their willingness to reinterpret songs without treating them as sacred, along with French vocals, contributed to the project's appeal.

                                                                                                                              Despite initially considering Nouvelle Vague as a short-lived endeavor, Collin reflects on its enduring success over 20 years, marked by diverse albums covering French new wave artists, original compositions, and unique reinterpretations of various musical styles. The latest album, "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", continues the trend, featuring pop-infused renditions of post-punk classics. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
                                                                                                                              2. People Are People
                                                                                                                              3. You Spin Me Around
                                                                                                                              4. Only You
                                                                                                                              5. She’s In Parties
                                                                                                                              6. The Look Of Love
                                                                                                                              7. Shout
                                                                                                                              8. Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
                                                                                                                              9. Rebel Yell
                                                                                                                              10. Breakfast
                                                                                                                              11. Girls On Film
                                                                                                                              12. Rapture
                                                                                                                              13. This Charming Man

                                                                                                                              Lee Scratch Perry

                                                                                                                              King Perry

                                                                                                                                Record producer, composer, singer, and pioneer of the dub music genre Lee Scratch Perry passed away in August 2021. His influence over popular music since the 1970s is hugely significant, with artists including Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Clash, Beastie Boys, Max Romeo, Junior Murvin and The Orb all enriched by Perry’s legendary touch, innovative studio techniques and production style.

                                                                                                                                Conceived, written and recorded during the COVID pandemic, ‘King Perry’ was produced by Daniel Boyle, and features guest performances from Greentea Peng, Shaun Ryder, Tricky, Marta, Rose Waite and Fifi Rong. Two tracks were also co-produced with Tricky, who releases Perry’s last recorded performances on his False Idols label.

                                                                                                                                Over a career spanning six decades, Lee Scratch Perry left the music world with a huge catalogue of albums, productions and appearances that cannot be underestimated. Releases for Island Records, Trojan, Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound, Mad Professor’s Ariwa...the list goes on. It was in 2014 that Perry teamed up with UK producer Daniel Boyle, and from this collaboration came the Grammy nominated album ‘Back At The Controls’ and was followed up five years later with the ‘Black Album’.

                                                                                                                                The ‘King Perry’ album was born out of a request from Perry that he “wanted to do something new, something different but still with a dub framework”. And so, armed with influences as diverse as synthwave, big beat, drum & bass and electronica, Boyle and Perry traded ideas, beats and lyrics in a project that continued to grow as its various guest performers were added, resulting in a kaleidoscopic and engaging melting pot of rhythms, melodies, and voices. Poignantly, closing track ‘Goodbye’ was Perry’s last ever recorded vocal performance.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. 100lbs Of Summer (feat. Greentea Peng)
                                                                                                                                2. Evil Generation
                                                                                                                                3. Midnight Blues (feat. Fifi Rong)
                                                                                                                                4. King Of The Animals
                                                                                                                                5. Green Banana (feat. Shaun Ryder)
                                                                                                                                6. Jesus Life
                                                                                                                                7. I Am A Dubby (feat. Marta)
                                                                                                                                8. No Illusion
                                                                                                                                9. The Person I Am (feat. Rose Waite)
                                                                                                                                10. Jah People In Blue Sky (feat. Greentea Peng)
                                                                                                                                11. Future Of My Music (feat. Tricky & Marta)
                                                                                                                                12. Goodbye

                                                                                                                                RNT welcomes Cody Currie back to the catalog with an extended EP of soulful and jazzy original sounds. A project that’s been in the works since his label debut back in 2017, the “Cody Currie EP” is a refined statement of the rising star producer’s UK-jazz and club roots, both danceable and introspective. Enlisting a talented roster of collaborators, such as vocalists Stee Downes, RNT mainstay Cor.ece, and newcomer Marlena Dae as well as instrumentalists Mikeal and Ally McMahon, each track is like a little world of its own in the universe of Cody’s vast musical aesthetic. To round out the EP we have a stellar remix from European deep house royalty Vincenzo, who shows that his production tools are still sharp as ever.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                A1. Evernight (Feat. Stee Downes & Mik)
                                                                                                                                A2. Yes Bruv (Feat. Mik)
                                                                                                                                A3. Holding On (Feat. Marlena Dae)
                                                                                                                                B1. Everynight (Vincenzo Remix)
                                                                                                                                B2. Hot Water (Feat. Cor.ece)
                                                                                                                                B3. Furball (Feat. Ally Mcmahon)

                                                                                                                                Augustus Muller (Boy Harsher)

                                                                                                                                My Animal (Original Soundtrack)

                                                                                                                                  Augustus Muller (Boy Harsher) announces the score for the movie My Animal, directed by Jacqueline Castel feat. Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games, Star Wars) and Bobbi Salvör Menuez (I love Dick, Something In The Air). The score marks Muller’s debut as feature film composer.

                                                                                                                                  My Animal (premiered at the 2023' Sundance Film Festival), screenplay written by Jae Matthews (Boy Harsher), tells the story of Heather, a strong, defiant young woman who lives in a rural northern town and desires to play on the local hockey team. She meets and falls deeply in love with Jonny, a figure skater new to the area. Their relationship flourishes despite Heather’s hidden personal struggles with her alcoholic mother, her unaccepted sexual orientation, and a familial curse which transforms her, her twin brothers, and her father into feral wolves once a month. Heather and Jonny’s tryst soon clashes against their small community, exposing the truth and prompting a passionate, violent night of personal transformation.

                                                                                                                                  Augustus Muller wrote and recorded the score at his home studio, primarily used hardware and analog synthesizers, in Northampton, MA. With director Jacqueline Castel, Muller pays homage to Klaus Schulze music for ‘Angst' and John Carpenter's 'Assault on Precinct 13' as major influences. Muller embarked on his composing career in 2019, crafting captivating scores for two short films for the adult film site, 'A Four Chambered Heart'. The scores, titled 'Machine Learning Experiments', were released in 2020, showcasing his talent with their innovative soundscapes. In 2023, Muller joined forces again with 'A Four Chambered Heart', composing two more scores, entitled 'Cellulosed Bodies'.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Transformation #1
                                                                                                                                  2. Sanctuary
                                                                                                                                  3. A Walk Home
                                                                                                                                  4. A Soft Howl
                                                                                                                                  5. Winter Drone
                                                                                                                                  6. Patts Theme
                                                                                                                                  7. Casino Drive
                                                                                                                                  8. The Slots
                                                                                                                                  9. Transformation #2
                                                                                                                                  10. Drone (Dream Theme)
                                                                                                                                  11. Soft Love
                                                                                                                                  12. Soft Love (Slow)
                                                                                                                                  13. Hockey Tryouts
                                                                                                                                  14. Back Of Your Car
                                                                                                                                  15. Making Love
                                                                                                                                  16. Climbing Sadness
                                                                                                                                  17. Heart To Heart
                                                                                                                                  18. Crybate
                                                                                                                                  19. Sudden Loss
                                                                                                                                  20. Out Of Time
                                                                                                                                  21. Climbing Sadness (The Funeral)
                                                                                                                                  22. Outside The Rock
                                                                                                                                  23. Somethings Building
                                                                                                                                  24. Transformation #3


                                                                                                                                  Tabernacl / St Agatha

                                                                                                                                    Emerging from the depths of Cardiff’s burgeoning music scene, heirs to their country’s lineage of storytellers, are Slate. Formed by frontman Jack Shephard and drummer Raychi Bryant, the four-piece band are barely touching their twenties, but together, they have command of post-punk which rings with the gravitas of a death knell; a grasp of atmosphere and melody which touches on the ethereal.

                                                                                                                                    With the addition of bassist Lauren Edwards and guitarist Elis Penri who completed the band at the end of 2021, the four bonded over the written word playing poetry games over pints. Together, they found an affinity with the surreal works of Arthur Rimbaud and the Welsh poets R. S. Thomas and Dylan Thomas, whose reverence for their country and its people bleeds into Slate’s own lyrics.

                                                                                                                                    The 7" collects Slate's stunning 1-2 of debut singles 'Tabernacl' and 'St Agatha', which were both produced by Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard's Tom Rees. Both songs come loaded with frontman Jack Shephard's distinctive, poetic drawl, blistering yet gothic and ornate guitars and rollicking, road-ready drums. Together they offer a snapshot of a band born fully-formed and prove a statement of intent that's hard to ignore.

                                                                                                                                    Of the track, Shephard explains: "'St Agatha' is the first song we wrote about being Welsh. Though, living in in the south, we each converge at the forefront of anglicisation. At the time of writing, we were indulging in literature, landscapes as well as each another, in an attempt to re-connect with much of our disregarded national identity. So much was left unrevealed to us in school. We read about a churchyard on the border, where some people are buried with their heads in Wales and their feet in England. It was the perfect place to tell the story of a conflicted protagonist. Severed at St Agatha’s, between there and the homeland."

                                                                                                                                    Fresh from a recent string of dates opening for Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and some much talked about shows in the dark corners of London's live circuit, the band have performed further across the country this autumn and winter including stop-offs at Cardiff’s Sŵn Festival and Brighton's Mutations Festival.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Tabernacl
                                                                                                                                    2. St Agatha

                                                                                                                                    Ze Rodrix E A Agencia De Magicos

                                                                                                                                    O Esquadrao Da Morte

                                                                                                                                      This Brazilian library funk beauty is the soundtrack to Carlos Imperial's 1975 film of the same title. Echoing European soundtrack maestros such as Roy Budd and Ennio Morricone, but with a Brazilian swagger, Ze Rodrix's score is a sublime gem that needs rediscovery.

                                                                                                                                      Rich in 70's soundtrack cool, the score is packed with orchestrated jazz, chase scene- funk, breaks, psychedelic freakouts and plenty of drama. The loose and quirky break- beat jazz- funk of 'Assalto' feels almost tailor- made for today's hiphop production aesthetic. The opening drum break of 'Esconderijo' is a sampler's dream and has already been reinterpreted by the Turkish Rapper Anil Piyanci, as well as Brazil's DJ Caique.

                                                                                                                                      Carlos Imperial wrote liner notes and was an actor, filmmaker, television presenter, and media figure. His film 'O Esquadrao da Morte' is a violent heist movie starring Beto Bandeira, Claire Chevalier, and Baby Conceicao; in the vein of exploitation films and gritty, raw B- Movie cinema of the day. Both the film and album share striking, macabre artwork by artist Benicio. The instrumentalist, arranger, and singer- songwriter Ze Rodrix has worked with the cream of Brazilian music, having written songs covered by the greats, including Quarteto Em Cy, Ronald Mesquita, Elis Regina, Karma, and Celia, to name just a few. His written arrangements have graced the music of Luli Lucinha E O Bando and Helio Matheus. He was a member of the iconic group Som Imaginario and played piano and synthesizer on Secos & Molhado's classic 1973 album.

                                                                                                                                      Mr. Bongo are super pleased to make this dusty treasure available again. It is a wonderful soundtrack score that more than holds its own with its European and American counterparts of the era.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Esquadrao Da Morte
                                                                                                                                      2. Um Homem E Um Homem E Um Homem 
                                                                                                                                      3. Chorinho Pro Tio
                                                                                                                                      4. Tema De Amor
                                                                                                                                      5. Bolero De Mangaratiba
                                                                                                                                      6. Motoqueiros 
                                                                                                                                      7. Mundo!
                                                                                                                                      8. Assalto
                                                                                                                                      9. Esconderijo
                                                                                                                                      10. Rhumba

                                                                                                                                      The Gun Club

                                                                                                                                      Mother Juno - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                        On DECEMBER 1st, BLIXA SOUNDS will release a Remastered Edition of Mother Juno, the classic 1987 album by punk blues legends The Gun Club

                                                                                                                                        This timeless album has been digitally re- mastered and comes in replicate packaging to the original release. Long out-of-print, this album has been on the collector's market since not long after first being released.

                                                                                                                                        This classic line- up only stayed together for this one album, featuring drummer Nick Sanderson (The Jesus and Mary Chain), as well as guitar from Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), bassist Romi Mori, and Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) providing lead guitar on the haunting "Yellow Eyes."

                                                                                                                                        The album was recorded under the guidance of producer Robin Guthrie, guitarist and co-founder of Cocteau Twins. Mother Juno is widely considered by many to be the swan song of the Gun Club discography.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Bill Bailey
                                                                                                                                        2. Thunderhead
                                                                                                                                        3. Lupita Screams
                                                                                                                                        4. Yellow Eyes
                                                                                                                                        5. The Breaking
                                                                                                                                        6. Hands
                                                                                                                                        7. Araby
                                                                                                                                        8. Hearts
                                                                                                                                        9. My Cousin Kim
                                                                                                                                        10. Port Of Souls

                                                                                                                                        Lee Scratch Perry

                                                                                                                                        Burning Rockers

                                                                                                                                          Dub versions of the songs "Shining Dub" and"Shut Up Dub" from the new Lee "Scratch" Perry Album 'Heaven', recorded and mixed at "Secret Lab's studio" by Olivier Gangloff assisted by Romain Gangloff Voices recorded by Olivier Gangloff at "Studio God LSP".

                                                                                                                                          Promotion across social media platforms. Advertising in, Echoes, Record Collector Magazine and Riddim.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Shining Dub
                                                                                                                                          2. Shut Up Dub

                                                                                                                                          Muriel Grossmann


                                                                                                                                            Devotion is a dedicated aural engagement with extremely talented musicians. It reflects a deep spirituality in composition, expression discovery through kaleidoscopic, 21st century jazz. Devotion, Grossmann's debut for Jack White's U.S.based Third Man Records label, continues her musical evolution, arriving at a sound that wears inspirations transparently, but in practice, is markedly original holistic work. It is titled after Grossmann's experience of a natural sense of devotion that arose from her Buddhist meditation practice. She says, "noticing that sounds are dissolving into the vast empty space, the true nature of reality. Just as thoughts are always dissolving into the stillness of our mind, we slowly realize that the essence of our mind is clarity...

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Absolute Truth
                                                                                                                                            2. Calm
                                                                                                                                            3. Care
                                                                                                                                            4. Knowledge & Wisdom
                                                                                                                                            5. All Heart
                                                                                                                                            6. Devotion
                                                                                                                                            7. Mother Of All

                                                                                                                                            J Mascis

                                                                                                                                            What Do We Do Now

                                                                                                                                              What Do We Do Now is the fifth solo studio LP recorded by J Mascis since 1996. This is obviously not a very aggressive release schedule, but when you figure in the live albums, guest spots, and records done with his various other bands (Dinosaur Jr., The Fog, Heavy Blanket, Witch, Sweet Apple, and so on), well, to paraphrase Lou Reed, “J's week beats your year.”

                                                                                                                                              What Do We Do Now began to come together during the waning days of the Pandemic. Utilizing his own Bisquiteen Studio, J started working on writing a series of tunes on acoustic with a different dynamic than the stuff he creates for Dino. “When I'm writing for the band,” he says, “I'm always trying to think of doing things Lou and Murph would fit into. For myself, I'm thinking more about what I can do with just an acoustic guitar, even for the leads. Of course, this time, I added full drums and electric leads, although the rhythm parts are still all acoustic. Usually, I try to do the solo stuff more simply so I can play it by myself, but I really wanted to add the drums. Once that started, everything else just fell into place. So it ended up sounding a lot more like a band record. I dunno why I did that exactly, but it's just what happened.”

                                                                                                                                              Two guest musicians are playing this time out; Western Mass local Ken Mauri (of the B52s) plays piano on several tracks. Since J himself has some experience with keys, when asked why he needed a hired gun, he says, “Ken is great, and he plays all the keys. I tried playing some keyboards on the first Fog album, but I'm really only comfortable playing the white notes, so it's kind of limiting. [laughs] Nowadays, I could just turn the pitch on a mini Mellotron to play different sounds, but black keys just seem hard. For whatever reason, I just like banging on the white ones. Seems like it's harder to figure out how to stretch your fingers around the other ones.”

                                                                                                                                              Mauri has no such qualms and plays all the keys very damn well. He sounds especially great on “I Can't Find You,” where he is Jack Nitzsche to J's Neil Young, creating one of the album's loveliest tunes. The other guest musician, Matthew “Doc” Dunn, is also prominent on this track. Dunn's steel guitar manages to both widen and soften the musical edges of the music, giving it a full classicist profile. Dunn is an Ontario-based polymath who J met through Matt Valentine. After J played on Doc's great 2022 Sub Pop single, “Your Feel,” he figured it was time for payback. Both Dunn and Mauri add beautifully to the songs here, helping to transform them from acoustic sketches into full-blown post-core power ballads.

                                                                                                                                              What Do We Do Now is the finest set of solo tunes J has yet penned, and the way they're presented is just about perfect. Asked if he would be touring to support the album, J says he'll be doing some weekend dates, but he probably won't be putting a band together. And I'm sure these songs will sound great solo and acoustic, but the arrangements on this album are truly great and put a cool, different spin on Mascis' instantly recognizable approach to making music.

                                                                                                                                              So, what do we do now? Not sure. But apparently, what J does is to make one of his most killer records ever. Hats off to him. -Byron Coley

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Can’t Believe We're Here
                                                                                                                                              2. What Do We Do Now
                                                                                                                                              3. Right Behind You
                                                                                                                                              4. You Don’t Understand Me
                                                                                                                                              5. I Can’t Find You
                                                                                                                                              6. Old Friends
                                                                                                                                              7. It's True
                                                                                                                                              8. Set Me Down
                                                                                                                                              9. Hangin Out
                                                                                                                                              10. End Is Gettin Shaky


                                                                                                                                              Where We've Been, Where We Go From Here

                                                                                                                                                Adding to Chicago’s long lineage of forward-thinking indie rock, Friko transform each song into a moment of collective catharsis. On their full-length debut, vocalist/guitarist Niko Kapetan and drummer Bailey Minzenberger sustain the combustible energy of their break-out single Crimson To Chrome, merging elements of post-punk, chamber-pop and experimental rock, magnifying their music’s exhilarating power with a barrage of spirited ensemble vocals. Poetic, explosive, and sublimely raw in feeling.

                                                                                                                                                Thelonious Monk

                                                                                                                                                Monk - 60th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                  Monk, released in 1964, is the fourth studio album Thelonious Monk released on Columbia Records, and his seventh album overall for that label. It features Larry Gales on Bass, Ben Riley on drums, and Charlie Rouse on Tenor saxophone. The album contains two original compositions and several jazz standards. "Pannonica" is a tribute to the jazz patron Pannonica de Koenigswarter and "Teo" is a tribute to the album's producer Teo Macero.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                                  1. Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)
                                                                                                                                                  2. April In Paris
                                                                                                                                                  3. That Old Man
                                                                                                                                                  4. I Love You (Sweetheart Of All My Dreams)

                                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                                  1. Just You, Just Me
                                                                                                                                                  2. Pannonica
                                                                                                                                                  3. Teo

                                                                                                                                                  The Clockworks

                                                                                                                                                  Exit Strategy

                                                                                                                                                    After an extensive tour of the UK at the end of 2022, the band decided to head into the studio to record their first long form offering. Following a passion for storytelling, they pulled together influences from Pulp Fiction to Fleabag, from Zadie Smith to Edward Hopper. They wrote relentlessly during 2022, diligently crafting what was to become this debut album. Released independently on their own Life and Times Recordings, Exit Strategy is a 13-track labour of love, recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Love Electric, enlisting the production smarts of Bernard Butler. The album is in two halves (divided literally by the two sides of the vinyl edition) entitled Galway and London and presents a multifaceted band, pushing themselves and exploring the limits of their philosophy.

                                                                                                                                                    Exit Strategy centres around a protagonist who moves from Galway to London in search of meaning, certain that, as the main character in the film of his own life, the solution lies in changing his surroundings and acting as someone he’s not. Both a mirror and a portal, the album promises encounters with manipulative bosses, evil ad agencies, a broken pact to flee to Australia, run-ins with the law, cheating boyfriends, drug fuelled youths, heartache, paranoia, social media anxiety and a drunk singer dressed as Jesus. Thematically the album races between emotions, between irony and sincerity, between soul searching and tongue-in-cheek finger pointing and ends where it all started, both musically and in terms of single rollout, with the nostalgic/euphoric first single Westway.

                                                                                                                                                    Explaining the album’s genesis and cinematic influence, James McGregor says: “We were always sure we wanted the album to be greater than the sum of its parts, so decided to create the world of a film, entitled Exit Strategy. We envisaged the record as a series of snapshots, telling the story of a group of characters trying to navigate through life.”

                                                                                                                                                    Hallmarked more by a philosophy than a sound, The Clockworks weave pop sensibilities with noisy, post-punk, rock-influenced stylings. The songs seem swaggering and dark yet often have an epic, nostalgic quality. They sit poetic introspection beside witty, kitchen sink drama to create something intense but playful.

                                                                                                                                                    With the release of Exit Strategy, The Clockworks have created a world to be explored, to be analysed and to be deciphered, but most importantly to be felt.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    A1. Deaths And Entrances
                                                                                                                                                    A2. Bills And Pills
                                                                                                                                                    A3. Mayday Mayday
                                                                                                                                                    A4. Enough Is Never Enough
                                                                                                                                                    A5. Hall Of Fame
                                                                                                                                                    A6. Car Song
                                                                                                                                                    A7. Danny's Working Like A Dog
                                                                                                                                                    B1. Feels So Real
                                                                                                                                                    B2. Advertise Me
                                                                                                                                                    B3. Modern City Living (All We Are)
                                                                                                                                                    B4. Life In A Day
                                                                                                                                                    B5. Lost In The Moment
                                                                                                                                                    B6. Westway

                                                                                                                                                    Francis Of Delirium


                                                                                                                                                      Since first emerging in early 2020 with the anthemic ‘Quit Fucking Around’ and releasing a critically acclaimed 3-part EP trilogy between 2020 and 2022, Francis of Delirium gained praise for distilling the angst and despair that plagues a generation who faces an uncertain present and future.

                                                                                                                                                      Francis of Delirium was shortlisted for 2022’s highly prestigious ESNS Music Moves Europe Award, as well as gaining accolades from the world’s music press and supporting some of the biggest artists on the planet, at still only 22 years old. A restless energy and desire to connect with the listener lies at the core of the project, with Jana’s personal lyrics being underpinned by a fierce rock sound that is as liberating as it is intense. Hailed as a Gen Z’er excitingly redrawing 90s classic indie rock (unsurprising given her chief collaborator Chris Hewett hails from Seattle and is three decades her senior) a deep admiration for contemporary acts such as Car Seat Headrest, Japanese Breakfast, Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers and Sufjan Stevens is also abundantly clear.

                                                                                                                                                      The upcoming album is titled ‘Lighthouse’, as their music has always straddled the line of light and darkness, both musically and lyrically. Expanding the instrumentation by incorporating more pianos and acoustic guitars, the tracks on ‘Lighthouse’ are intimate and disarming.

                                                                                                                                                      “Tackling big existential questions and turbulent emotions, (Francis of Delirium) throw off promising sparks of brilliance.” Pitchfork, 7.4 EP Review.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                      1. Ballet Dancers (Never Love Again)
                                                                                                                                                      2. Real Love
                                                                                                                                                      3. First Touch
                                                                                                                                                      4. Want You
                                                                                                                                                      5. Blue Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                      6. Cliffs

                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                      7. Starts To End
                                                                                                                                                      8. Alone Tonight
                                                                                                                                                      9. Something's Changed
                                                                                                                                                      10. Who You Are
                                                                                                                                                      11. Give It Back To Me

                                                                                                                                                      Molly Lewis

                                                                                                                                                      On The Lips

                                                                                                                                                        Consider this your invitation to Café Molly, a lounge bar like they don’t make them anymore. The lights are low, the martinis are ice cold, the banquettes are velvet, and the stage is set for the electrifying talent of whistler Molly Lewis. After the exotica stylings of The Forgotten Edge EP and the tropicalia-indebted Mirage EP, Molly wanted to encapsulate the sound of Café Molly for her debut album On The Lips, a dreamy tribute to classic mood music, it conjures up misty visions of classic Hollywood jazz clubs, Italian cinema soundtracks and lingering embraces between lovers. Recorded with producer Thomas Brenneck of the Menahan Street Band at his newly-built Diamond West Studios in Pasadena, and with something of an open door policy during the sessions, a stream of acclaimed musicians ended up across the album’s 10 tracks, including Nick Hakim, Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian guitarist Rogê, Leland Whitty and Chester Hansen of Canadian instrumental group Badbadnotgood, Chicano soul group Thee Sacred Souls appear on the melancholy ‘Crushed Velvet’, experimental jazz pianist Marco Benevento and El Michels Affair’s Leon Michels. With her intoxicating compositions, and wry brand of stagecraft (she might not be singing up there, but she can sure tell a joke) Molly Lewis looks set to join her heroes in the storied lore of the Los Angeles lounge scene and beyond. So pull up a chair, order your favorite drink, and prepare to fall for On The Lips.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. On The Lips
                                                                                                                                                        2. Lounge Lizard
                                                                                                                                                        3. Crushed Velvet
                                                                                                                                                        4. Slinky
                                                                                                                                                        5. Moon Tan
                                                                                                                                                        6. Silhouette
                                                                                                                                                        7. Porque Te Vas
                                                                                                                                                        8. Cocosette
                                                                                                                                                        9. Sonny
                                                                                                                                                        10. The Crying Game

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