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The Ballad Of Darren

    One of the most successful British bands of the last 3 decades, Blur are back with their first new album in over 8 years: The Ballad of Darren. 

    Produced by James Ford and recorded at Studio 13, London and Devon, The Ballad of Darren is the band’s ninth studio album, their first since the chart-topping The Magic Whip in 2015, with artwork featuring an image by British photographer Martin Parr.


    01. The Ballad
    02. St. Charles Square
    03. Barbaric
    04. Russian Strings
    05. The Everglades (For Leonard)
    06. The Narcissist
    07. Goodbye Albert
    08. Far Away Island
    09. Avalon
    10. The Heights

    Bonus Tracks On Deluxe CD
    11. The Rabbi
    12. The Swan

    The Coral

    Sea Of Mirrors

      ‘Sea Of Mirrors’ is The Coral in full conceptual mondo-movie mode. Combining their love of 60s and 70s Western cinema, baroque pop, Love, Scott Walker, Sergio Leone, Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone, it features string arrangements by the High Llama’s Sean O’hagan and a cameo from Cillian Murphy. It is the natural, sprawling successor to 2021’s ‘Coral Island’ and you will hear nothing like it in 2023.

      Following their acclaimed album, Coral Island, the band felt inspired to create material for two more albums, (see the separate listing for 'Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show'). Amidst that songwriting scirroco, a combination of a script written by keyboard player, Nick Power, a vintage cinema foyer poster artwork was created by drummer, Ian Skelly confirmed Sea Of Mirrors’ vivid concept and the blueprint for The Coral to move beyond all expectations once again.

      “Once the album concept was clear, this was us imagining the theme tune for an Italian western directed by Fellini with a Richard Yates-written script,” Explains James Skelly. “It’s us asking ourselves: what would have happened if Lee Hazlewood had produced a Gene Pitney song written by Townes Van Zandt?”


      Side A
      The Actor And The Cardboard Cowboy
      Cycles Of The Seasons
      Faraway Worlds
      Wild Bird
      North Wind
      Sea Of Mirrors
      Side B
      That's Where She Belongs
      The Way You Are
      Dream River
      Child Of The Moon
      Oceans Apart

      Looking For A Friend
      Unhappy Girl


      Intercepted Message

        A pop record for tired times. Sugared with bits of shatterproof glass to put more crack in your strap. At long last, verse / chorus. A weathered thesaurus. This is OSEES bookend sound. Early grade garage pop meets protosynth punk suicide-repellant. Have a whack at the grass or listen while flat on your ass. Heaps of electronic whirling accelerants to gum up your cheapskate broadband. Social media toilet scrapers unite! Allow your 24-hour news cycle eyes to squint at this smiling abattoir doorman. You can find your place here at long last. All are welcome from the get go to the finale…a distant crackling transmission of 80s synth last-dance-of-the-night tune for your lost loves. Suffering from Politic amnesia? Bored of AI-generated pop slop? Then this one is for you, our friends. Wasteland wanderer, stick around. Love y’all. For fans of Teutonic synth punk and Thee Oh Sees (who the fuck are they?)” — John Dwyer.


        1. Stunner
        2. Blank Chems
        3. Intercepted Message
        4. Die Laughing
        5. Unusual & Cruel
        6. The Fish Needs A Bike
        7. Goon
        8. Chaos Heart
        9. Submerged Building
        10. Sleazoid Psycho
        11. Always At Night
        12. LADWP Hold


        Mid Air

          Mid Air is an album about celebration, sanctuary and salvation on the dance floor. It's an album that deals with love, grief, relationships, identity and sexuality and is a love letter to the queer clubs where Romy found community and connection. It’s a coming-out album in a way, although she came out in her personal life a long time ago, but it’s also a coming-through album – through grief and heartache, towards euphoria.

          Mid Air sees Romy working alongside producers Fred again.. and Stuart Price, as well as her bandmate Jamie xx on recent single “Enjoy Your Life”. Also featuring the previous single (and crossover anthem) “Strong”, Mid Air is the perfect encapsulation of a sound Romy describes as “emotional music to dance to”. It’s a sound that’s set to unify dancefloors, distilling Romy’s love of club classics and classic song writing and finding the sweet spot – like much of Romy’s favourite music – between euphoria, escapism, sadness and melancholy.

          To celebrate news of the album, Romy today releases her latest single, the Fred again..-produced “Loveher”. It’s a pivotal track for Romy and acts as both the album opener and the first song to be written for the record. Romy and Fred were first paired together to write songs for other people, but their fast friendship and musical connection proved to be a spark for something new. After writing “Loveher”, a declarative pop song about the intimacy of falling in love with a woman, “Fred asked me, who could this be for?” explains Romy “and I tentatively said… ‘maybe me?’”. A proud and positive queer love story, this was the beginning of Mid Air.


          1. Loveher
          2. Weightless
          3. The Sea
          4. One Last Try
          5. DMC
          6. Strong Ft. Fred Again..
          7. Twice
          8. Did I
          9. Mid Air Ft. Beverly Glenn-Copeland
          10. Enjoy Your Life
          11. She’s On My Mind

          Various Artists

          Bill Brewster: Late Night Tales Presents After Dark Vespertine

            Esteemed scribe, proper DJ, and discreetly deft twiddler Bill Brewster, drops the latest instalment in his ‘After Dark’ series, for Late Night Tales.

            A throbbing, louche and leisurely affair, groove is very much at the heart of this freestyle selection, a vibe which Bill de- scribes as “a basement, a red light and a sound system. Or, as the Beastie’s once rapped, slow and low, that is the tempo”.

            There’s Hawaiian drum machine bossa balearica from Island Band, percussive afro post punk from Czech jazz singer Jana Koubkova, and breathy-bubbling-dubwise-slap-bass-soul from Debbe & The Code.

            There’s also sultry deep house mood music from Lanowa, infectious bouncy jazz funk breaks from Canada High, and Nail’s life affirming re-edit of singer songwriter Gilbert O Sullivan’s electro pop gem ‘So What’.

            Bill’s own studio skills are present and correct too, featuring an undulating bassy version of country troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols, reworked along Alex Tepper under their Hotel Motel moniker, and a chugged-up squelchy disco take on Khruang- bin, this time paired with Raj Gupta, as Mang Dynasty.

            Chock full of exclusives, tracks are either completely brand new, or available digitally for the first time, whilst others are wallet-rinsing rarities if purchased elsewhere. Whichever way you slice it though, every tune is a highlight, working equally well as standalone nuggets, or within Bill’s fluidly cohesive mix.

            Whether he’s taking the roof off a club with his unique selec- tion of deep and tough house music, enchanting a backroom with a genre-bending set of disco, Balearic, rock and hip hop or playing chillout music in a bay in Croatia, Bill Brewster is the man for all occasions.

            In a former life, Bill was a punk rocker, a chef and also the co-editor of football magazine When Saturday Comes but has been a record nerd all of his life. He began DJing in the 1980s, but came into his own in the early 1990s, particularly during a two-year stint in New York running DMC’s office, where nights at the Sound Factory and hanging out with Danny Tenaglia gave him the musical grounding you can still hear in his music today.

            Bill was also one of the founding residents at Fabric in London, a position he held for five years. There are few still playing regularly today that have his dedication, eclecticism and encyclopedic knowledge of music.

            His parallel life is as a writer, and with his long-term part- ner-in-crime Frank Broughton, they have written four books together, including the acclaimed ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ (latest edition published last July), ‘How To DJ (Prop- erly)’ and ‘The Record Players’. The pair are also behind the legendary and their party, Low Life, has been running for nearly 30 years.

            He has been working in the industry’s fringes for over 40 years including the running of various labels from Twisted UK and Forensic in the ’90s to Disco Sucks and Anorak in the noughties.

            He is one of NTS radio’s new residents for 2023 and his ‘Low Life Loves You’ show is available on the first Tuesday of every month.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1 Island Band – Idle Hours 4:55
            A2 Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon 4.56
            A3 Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit) 8.44*
            B1 Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix) 8.10*
            B2 Canada High – Le Chiffre 5.02*
            B3 Lanowa – Burning Up 6.38*
            C1 Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub) 7.16*
            C2 Fernando – 1998 7.00*
            C3 Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love 6.02
            D1 Jana Koubková - Nijána 6.15
            D2 IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space 7.32*
            D3 Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer 6.50*
            *After Dark Vinyl Exclusive

            1.T.O.E – Infinite Consciousness*
            2.Island Band – Idle Hours
            3.Jana Koubková - Nijána
            4.Dan Wainwright – Come Home*
            5.Jeb Loy Nichols – Don’t Drop Me (Hotel Motel Remix)*
            6.Nick Munday – Drum Lock
            7.Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub)*
            8.Rhythm Plate – We Were Made To Be Artists*
            9.Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love*
            10.Lanowa – Burning Up*
            11.Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit)*
            12.Canada High – Le Chiffre
            13.Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer*
            14.Gus Paterson – Arphicelago*
            15.Fernando - 1998*
            16.IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space*
            17.Carl Finlow – Hyperkagome*
            18.Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix)*
            19.Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon
            * After Dark Exclusive

            Little Simz

            NO THANK YOU

              2021’s “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert” catapulted Simz into the big leagues, crashing into the top 5 of the albums charts, collecting Mercury Music Prize, Mobo, Ivor Novello and Brit Award wins and earning her the biggest live audiences yet in the UK and Europe.

              “NO THANK YOU” is yet another delicious left field turn for 29-year old Simbiatu Ajikawo. Sleek, succinct and utterly propulsive, it’s Simz’ defiantly punk rock, two fingered salute to conformity and fame, and all the expectations and restrictions that come with. Recorded with her regular collaborator Inflo, this is Simz at her most free, daring and spontaneous. In her own words: 'emotion is energy in motion. honour your truth and feelings. eradicate fear. boundaries are important.’

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Angel
              2. Gorilla
              3. Silhouette
              4. No Merci
              5. X
              6. Heart On Fire
              7. Broken
              8. Sideways
              9. Who Even Cares
              10. Control

              We're super happy to welcome Luke Una to the shop to celebrate the launch of the follow up to the Piccadilly Records Compilation Of The Year 2022: 'Luke Una Presents É Soul Cultura Volume 2'.

              DJ Set - 3.30pm - 5pm
              Signing Session - 5pm - 5:30pm

              É Soul Cultura Vol. 1 seemed to land at exactly the right moment. Post-lockdown, optimism was back on the rise and the dance floors swelled again. For many listeners, Manchester based DJ Luke Una's intriguingly woven pattern of new, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world became the soundtrack to rejuvenated positivity. Piccadilly Records (that's us!) made the release their top compilation of the year, with Rough Trade placing it as their number two. The enthusiasm from the industry was mirrored by record buyers and demonstrated that in the right hands, moving through genres, tempos and decades can make perfect musical sense.

              This second volume gives another opportunity for Luke to share his journey of the past four decades of staying up late and getting transcendental whilst listening to holy grail music as the city slept. It at times ventures into the deeper, spiritual, soulful, downtempo, experimental aspects of his tastes. From the conscious, street soul fusion gospel of Veronica Mickie's 'Lost Children', to an excursion into Swiss, psych, progressive rock in the form of Pyranha, then onto the classic Indian music-inspired electronic workout of Andi Otto's 'Bangalore Whispers'. Luke hints at his softer side in Avis; a sweet, obscure cover version of Minnie Riperton's 'Baby, This Love I Have', as well as championing local heroes in the shape of Manchester's Yargo and their driving, obscure, proto-house belter, 'Marimba'. There's also Japanese, electronic, slo-mo heaviness from 1979, courtesy of Bach Revolution. House music is integral to the É Soul sound and is represented by Nav Aktah's deep remix of Mr Scruff, and then there's Isis 'In Essense'; a track of such majestic brilliance that it has never left Luke's record bag.

              The selection is eclectic, global, and plucked from different times and spaces. In theory, perhaps they shouldn't work together, but there is a mysterious link that makes them gel as a whole. That's what Luke does best. He creates a sort of musical alchemy, unifying the diverse.

              TRACK LISTING

              Real Thing - Children Of The Ghetto
              Avis - Baby, This Love I Have 
              Veronica Mickie - Lost Children
              Rare Silk - Storm (Arp Duppy Chip Mix)
              LFO - Shove Piggy Shove
              Bach Revolution - D.E 108
              Andi Otto - Bangalore Whispers (feat. MD Pallavi)
              Unnayanaa & Irfan Rainy Feat Ibtisam - Taht Min Aini (Alberghina Remx)*
              Michael De Albuquerque - We May Be Cattle But We All Got Names
              Pyranha - Clepsydre
              Yargo - Marimba
              Okyerema Asante & Black Fire - Play A Sweet Rhythm On Them Drums (feat. Plunky)
              Mr. Scruff Feat. Nke - Giffin (Taken Re-edit Speechless Dub Mix)
              Isis - In Essense
              Frank Hatchett - Malibu Nites

              Vinyl Only Track.

              Various Artists

              Lounge Psychédélique (The Best Of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022)

                ‘Lounge Psychédélique’ takes you on a journey into the world of Lounge, Exotica and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, from its early days in the 1950s and 1960s to the current crop of artists championing the Lounge & Exotica sounds today. Compiled by Spencer Hickman & Mark McQuillan for Two-Piers

                ‘Lounge Psychédélique (The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022)’ is the third instalment in the Psychédélique Compilation series on Two-Piers, following the critically acclaimed ‘Pop Psychédélique (The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019)’ and ‘Garage Psychédélique (The Best of Garage Psych and Pzyk Rock 1965-2019)’.

                ‘Lounge Psychédélique’ brings together the sounds of Easy Listening, Soundtrack Instrumentals, Exotica, Jazz, Psychedelic, and Space Age sounds all under the umbrella of Lounge Music. The compilation includes legends of the Lounge and Exotica scene, such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Mel Tormé, Herb Alpert, and Les Baxter, alongside legendary composers Hugo Montenegro, Lalo Schifrin, Michael Giacchino. Add some Lounge Jazz from Cal Tjader and the Latin Bossa Nova of Quincy Jones. Then throw in some beautiful oddities from Leonard Nimoy, Pizzicato Five and Mort Garson. Next, mix in some Lounge-Mod moments from Dave Pike and Jack Trombey, KPM library classics from Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield, and finish with some brilliant modern-day exponents of the Exotica sound Los Bitchos, Ixtaheule and the Percussive Funk Moog party sounds of The Bongolian. The result is a fun and crazy ride through the world of Lounge Music which will bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step. So raise a cocktail glass to ‘Lounge Psychédélique (The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022) – a sheer joy from start to finish!

                ‘Lounge Psychédélique’ isn’t meant to be a ‘crate diggers’ album or a compilation of obscure, hard-to-find tracks to outdo your mates. Instead, it is intended to celebrate the Lounge scene and, hopefully, the perfect introduction to this fantastic and beautiful music for any newcomers out there. So let your journey into Lounge and Exotica begin here….

                TRACK LISTING

                Vinyl Tracklist:
                A1. Leonard Nimoy – Music To Watch Space Girls By
                A2. Martin Denny – The Enchanted Isle
                A3. Yma Sumac – Gopher
                A4. The Bongolian – B-Boy Toga Party
                A5. Los Bitchos – The Link Is About To Die
                A6. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
                A7. Michael Giacchino & Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra – Sidereal Day: 3 (Instrumental)
                B1. Mel Tormé – Sunshine Superman
                B2. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Mais Que Nada
                B3. Lalo Schifrin – Lalo’s Bossa Nova
                B4. Quincy Jones – Black Orpheus (Manha De Carnaval)
                B5. Les Baxter & 101 Strings Orchestra – Tropicando
                B6. Pizzicato Five - ǚ

                Be Your Own Pet


                  The Nashville, Tennessee, garage rock group were signed as teenagers to the prestigious XL in the UK and Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label in the US, with whom they released two widely acclaimed albums. They went on to tour with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, Le Tigre etc and have been cited as influences for groups such as Paramore and Big Joanie.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side 1:
                  1. Worship The Whip
                  2. Goodtime!
                  3. Erotomania
                  4. Bad Mood Rising
                  5. Never Again
                  6. Pleasure Seeker
                  Side 2:
                  1. Rubberist
                  2. Big Trouble
                  3. Hand Grenade
                  4. Drive
                  5. Teenage Heaven

                  Gotts Street Park

                  On The Inside

                    On The Inside, the debut album from Gotts Street Park, is more than an album – it’s an invitation. “We want listeners to feel like they’re stepping into a room with us, peering into our process,” say the acclaimed Leeds trio, describing a genre-hopping odyssey that acts as a diary of everything their relationship encompasses, both as collaborators and close friends.

                    The group was formed in Leeds by Josh Crocker (bass, production), Tom Henry (keys) and Joe Harris (guitar). What began as an outlet for their shared love for sixties Motown, soon became a jewel in the Yorkshire scene’s creative crown, with millions of Spotify streams to their name and some of hip-hop and pop’s most exciting emerging voices requesting collaborations: Celeste, Kali Uchis, Cosima and Rejjje Snow are just a few of the acts the band have individually written/produced for.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    1. Summer Breeze (feat. Rosie Lowe)
                    2. Tell Me Why (feat. Olive Jones)
                    3. Shiloh
                    4. Got To Be Good (feat. Pip Millett)
                    5. Fuego
                    6. Mountains (feat. ENNY)
                    Side B
                    1. Strawberry Dream
                    2. Fool For Love (feat. Pip Millett)
                    3. Purple
                    4.Are You Still A Friend? (feat. Flikka)
                    5. Portofino (feat. Parthenope)
                    6. Walk Away

                    Pip Blom


                      For her third album, ‘Bobbie’, Dutch singer-songwriter Pip Blom decided to rip it up and start again. After making her name as one of the brightest indie rock singers around through two albums – 2019 debut ‘Boat’ and 2021 follow-up ‘Welcome Break’ – and a lauded live show honed over gruelling years of touring, the new album sees her take a delightful left turn into thumping, carefree synth pop. This 12-track collection features collaborations with Personal Trainer and Alex Kapranos.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Not Tonight
                      2. Tiger
                      3. Red
                      4. Kiss Me By The Candlelightfeat. Personal Trainer
                      5. I Can Be Your Man
                      6. Where'd You Get My Number?
                      7. Brand New Car
                      8. Is This Love?feat. Alex Kapranos
                      9. Fantasies
                      10. Again
                      11. Get Back
                      12. 7 Weeks 


                      O Monolith

                        Teeming with melodic epiphanies and layered sounds, Squid’s second album O Monolith is a musical evocation of environment, domesticity and self-made folklore. Like its predecessor, 2021’s critically acclaimed, UK number 4 album Bright Green Field, it is dense and tricksy – but also more warm and characterful, with a meandering, questioning nature.

                        Expansive, evocative and hugely varied, O Monolith retains Squid’s restless, enigmatic spirit, but it still holds surprises for those familiar with Bright Green Field. It’s a reflection of the outsized progression of a band always looking to the future. Like its namesake, O Monolith is vast and strange; alive with endless possible interpretations of its inner mysteries.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Swing (In A Dream)
                        2. Devil’s Den
                        3. Siphon Song
                        4. Undergrowth
                        5. The Blades
                        6. After The Flash
                        7. Green Light
                        8. If You Had Seen The Bull’s Swimming Attempts You Would Have Stayed Away

                        Blonde Redhead

                        Sit Down For Dinner

                          Blonde Redhead return with ‘Sit Down for Dinner,’ their first album in seven years and debut for section1. Its title a nod to the often-sacred communal ritual of sharing a meal with those you love, this immersive, meticulously crafted album appropriately serves an expression of persistent togetherness, a testament to the unique internal logic Blonde Redhead have refined over their three-decade existence.

                          Understated yet visceral melodies charge each song, creating a foil to lyrics about the inescapable struggles of adulthood: communication breakdown in enduring relationships, wondering which way to turn, holding onto your dreams. Ultimately, ‘Sit Down for Dinner’ lands as perhaps the strongest record in a catalog that’s already as illustrious as it is varied.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Snowman
                          2. Kiss Her Kiss Her
                          3. Not For Me
                          4. Melody Experiment
                          5. Rest Of Her Life
                          6. Sit Down For Dinner (Part 1)
                          7. Sit Down For Dinner (Part 2)
                          8. I Thought You Should Know
                          9. Before
                          10. If
                          11. Via Savona

                          Róisín Murphy

                          Hit Parade

                            One of music’s most innovative artists, Queen of Electronic Music and the Avant-Garde, Róisín Murphy is back with a much anticipated new album - her sixth - in collaboration with the legendary producer DJ Koze. Hit Parade sees the idiosyncratic trailblazer masterfully spanning genres such as disco, soul, pop and house. Róisín Murphy is a multifaceted and Mercury nominated singer, songwriter, producer, fashion icon, creative director, podcast host and screen actor 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. What Not To Do
                            2. CooCool
                            3. The Universe
                            4. Hurtz So Bad
                            5. The House
                            6. Spacetime
                            7. Fader
                            8. Free Will
                            9. You Knew
                            10. Can’t Replicate
                            11. Crazy Ants Reprise
                            12. Two Ways
                            13. Eureka

                            Kristin Hersh

                            Clear Pond Road

                              Kristin Hersh’s new album is a cinematic road trip; a series of personal vignettes from a fiercely independent auteur, sitting plush with layers of all-consuming strings and mellotron. It’s a watershed moment in a career overflowing with creative firsts and inspirational thinking; an elegant piece of personal reportage, a home movie caught in time.

                              Previously, the juxtaposition of light and dark has been essential to the drama of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE, but this solo set is something of a departure; more inward looking, quieter but outspoken, underpinned by background noise for ambience and awkwardness.

                              “Passion sounds less angry, more grateful, I think,” Kristin muses, “sweeter, sadder. And somehow, no less alive… over car engines and rain in New England and whistling ducks and wind chimes in New Orleans, it all sounds wistful to me.”

                              ‘Clear Pond Road’ is a life-affirming statement, a further part of the jigsaw, a very personal memoir, from street signs to snapshots; a late blossoming and coming-of-age from a true icon of independence. The record is both intimate yet expansive, written largely within the confines of Hersh’s home, making the proceedings ever more personal.

                              “Few artists understand the intensity of living one’s art like Hersh” The Guardian

                              “A fearless rock innovator” New York Times.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A
                              A1 Bewitched Reruns
                              A2 Ms Haha
                              A3 Dandelion
                              A4 Constance Street
                              A5 Thank You, Corner Blight
                              Side B
                              B1 St. Valentines Day Massacre
                              B2 Reflections On The Motive Power Of Fire
                              B3 Eyeshine
                              B4 Palmetto
                              B5 Tunnels

                              PJ Harvey

                              I Inside The Old Year Dying

                                PJ Harvey's tenth studio album 'I Inside the Old Year Dying' marks her first release in seven years, following UK #1 album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project'. On this album, which was recorded with long-time creative collaborators John Parish and Flood, PJ Harvey builds a sonic universe somehow located in a space between life’s opposites, and between recent history and the ancient past. Scattered with biblical imagery and references to Shakespeare, all of these distinctions ultimately dissolve into something profoundly uplifting and redemptive.

                                ‘I Inside the Old Year Dying’ is released on 7th July 2023 via Partisan Records.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Prayer At The Gate
                                2. Autumn Term
                                3. Lwonesome Tonight
                                4. Seem An I
                                5. The Nether-edge
                                6. I Inside The Old Year Dying
                                7. All Souls
                                8. A Child's Question, August
                                9. I Inside The Old I Dying
                                10. August
                                11. A Child's Question, July
                                12. A Noiseless Noise

                                The Coral

                                Holy Joe's Coral Island Medicine Show

                                  Bridging Coral Island and Sea Of Mirrors, a second album titled 'Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show', will also be released this September. With the full tracklisting limited to physical formats only, the album brings James and Ian Skelly’s grandad a.k.a The Great Muriarty back into the fold for the narrated post-script to one of The Coral’s most successful albums to date.

                                  'Holy Joe's Coral Island Medicine Show' is the show that brings you sounds from the other side all through the night. We'll be playing murder ballads and death-ditties, love songs and eulogies, songs about drifters, grifters, hobos and killers...

                                  If Coral Island was a box-office hit in 2022, then 'Holy Joe's Coral Island Medicine Show' is it's low-budget little brother, written in a year and stitched together in less- think The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ll or Police Academy: Mission To Moscow- but without the plane fare to Russia. This is a sequel to rival the most shameless of cash-ins.

                                  It features a ramshackle cast: along with the usual suspects, Coral Island compère (and Skelly Granddad) The Great Moriarty makes a return, alongside actor and friend-of-the-band John Simm, who recites wanderlust eulogy Drifter's Prayer. Glaswegian singer Rianne Downey is involved in a murderous duet. An unnamed pedal-steel player from the back of beyond plays a funeral score over Hotel.

                                  Don't get me wrong, this isn't an act of self-sabotage or half-arsed in any way; more a deliberate attempt to make an art form out of the forgotten follow-up. Who else but The Coral are going to fill this important cultural sinkhole?

                                  Framed inside a midnight radio show beaming out from a Michelin blimp that hovers somewhere past the piers of Coral Island, Holy Joe... is a love letter to the tradition of the death disc and murder ballad, from Stack-o-Lee to Skeleton Key, and everything in between.

                                  Stay up late. Tune in. If you do, who knows? You might end up loving it more than the original. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side 1
                                  1. Holy Joe (Sounds From The Other Side)
                                  2. The Sinner
                                  3. Hotel
                                  4. Holy Joe (Hitchhiker At The Highway’s Edge)
                                  5. Affiliation
                                  6. Leave This Town
                                  7. The Road Is Calling
                                  8. Holy Joe (Rita Is Having A Bad One)
                                  9. Never Be In Love Like That Again
                                  Side 2
                                  1. Drifter’s Prayer
                                  2. Holy Joe (Bobby And Faith)
                                  3. Long Drive To The City
                                  4. Down By The Riverside
                                  5. Holy Joe (The Graveyard Shift)
                                  6. Baby Face Nelson
                                  7. Holy Joe (A Wise Man Once Said)
                                  8. The Coral Island Killer
                                  9. Holy Joe (Let The Credits Roll)

                                  The Goa Express

                                  The Goa Express

                                    Debut album from The Goa Express, led by Clarkey alongside his brother Joe and best friends Joey, Naham and Sam.

                                    They met as young teenagers in Burnley - growing up in the rural shadow of England's industrial north, music was a means of escape and a vessel for friendship. Their shared adolescent experiences shaped their collective attitudes and behaviours and, ultimately, the sound and spirit of their band. 6music playlists and Radio 1 support has followed along with a heavy touring schedule.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    It's Never Been Better
                                    Good Luck Charm
                                    You're The Girl 
                                    Small Talk
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                                    Dot Allison


                                      Dot Allison returns with a new solo album, Consciousology. After over a decade away, the former One Dove singer and songwriter broke cover in 2021 with Heart-Shaped Scars and this new album follows just two years later, as she hits a purple patch of songwriting. It’s also her first full release for Sonic Cathedral after contributing to Mark Peters’ acclaimed Red Sunset Dreams last year.

                                      Consciousology finds multi-instrumentalist Dot joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra, her new labelmate Andy Bell from Ride, who plays guitar on two tracks, and Hannah Peel, who is responsible for some of the string arrangements with both the LCO and a stellar group of Scottish string players. It expands on the styles and themes of the previous album, all while pushing everything just that little bit further – the songs sound bigger, more avant-garde and experimental and, occasionally, properly out-there and psychedelic.

                                      “I wanted to make some albums that felt like a set, exploring love, what lies beyond the visible and how all these aspects dovetail together,” explains Dot. “I see Consciousology a more psych Heart-Shaped Scars with a far fuller, more immersive sound and so, in that sense, it’s a more wayward, bolder, rule-breaking partner.”

                                      Right from the eye-catching artwork by PJ Harvey collaborator Maria Mochnacz it definitely does not play it safe. It veers from the techno-played-as-folk of opener ‘Shyness Of Crowns’ and ‘220Hz’ and the Linda Perhacs-meets-The Velvet Underground chug of the first single ‘Unchanged’ to the Mercury Rev-style fantasia of ‘Bleached By The Sun’, the Brian Wilson-esque harmonies of ‘Moon Flowers’ and the kaleidoscopic colour trip of ‘Double Rainbow’. Elsewhere there are echoes of Desertshore-era Nico, Jack Nitzsche’s work with Neil Young, Karen Dalton and Anne Briggs before the relative simplicity of the Tim Hardin-inspired closer ‘Weeping Roses’. It’s a brilliant, breathtaking record.

                                      The title, which brings to mind Maureen Lipman’s classic 1980s BT adverts (“you get an ’ology, you’re a scientist!”) might feel playful and light-hearted at first, but has a much deeper meaning, and one which makes sense of the album’s dedication to its biggest influences: Dot’s musician mother and botanist father.

                                      “For me, it is an imagined voice of a conscious universe expressed through music,” explains Dot of the over-arching concept. “It’s a plea, an embrace, a longing, a last gasp, perhaps… imbued through the music, voice, harmony and a harmonic composition, with the lyrics taking an interest in the differing levels of consciousness apparent in all self-organising, natural systems.

                                      “It takes a less mechanistic, inanimate but more infinitely complex view of the nature of reality and how feelings of love and loss – and consciousness itself – are potentially less ‘molecular’ in nature and more electromagnetic.”

                                      The choice of instrumentation reflects this: there is a Theremin on two songs (played by Dorit Chrysler) because it works by generating electromagnetic fields around two antennae. “It uses fields that are beyond the reach of our senses, that lie outwith the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum,” says Dot. “To me, conceptually, this completely works with the ideas behind the album.”

                                      For ‘Double Rainbow’, she went one further and actually recorded the electrical activity in a plant which was then translated into pitch variations.

                                      “So, in effect, it has a guest performance from a botanical session player,” she laughs. “I placed a Brachyglottis Sunshine on top of the Steinway grand piano at the studio and recorded its ‘voice’ through a Neumann U67. It was pretty endearing and really moving to hear this translated into a melody.”

                                      ‘Double Rainbow’ was actually the starting point for the album; written at the same time as the songs on Heart-Shaped Scars, Dot felt it belonged somewhere else, and here it beds in perfectly alongside the similarly horticulturally inclined ‘Shyness Of Crowns’ (“the title relates to the behaviour of trees and how they socially distance at the crown of the woods”), ‘220Hz’ (“the frequency at which tree roots communicate beneath the ground in the ‘wood wide web’”) and ‘Mother Tree’ (inspired by Canadian scientist Suzanne Simard’s writings on the trees which act as central hubs for vast below-ground mycorrhizal networks.)

                                      Expanding on the theme, ‘Moon Flowers’ is about recognising “our synergistic place in the complex network of all life and to respect the living quantum systems we seem intent on continually interrupting”, while ‘Bleached By The Sun’ includes the lyric “in our roots there is soul, an innate empathy”. “It’s an appeal that can be construed as a love song,” says Dot, “but in my mind was what nature might say should nature be able to be heard.”

                                      ‘Unchanged’ is a love song, albeit one about “being in a process with someone where you love, lose and grieve the love-bond alone, while the other person appears to remain unchanged throughout”. It’s powerful and driving, the opposite of the closing track, ‘Weeping Roses’. Inspired by a tape gifted to Dot in the ’90s by the late Andrew Weatherall which included two songs by Tim Hardin (‘How Can We Hang On To A Dream’ and ‘If I Were A Carpenter’), it ends this majestic and mind-expanding album on a perfect note of intimate simplicity.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Shyness Of Crowns
                                      2. Unchanged
                                      3. Bleached By The Sun
                                      4. Moon Flowers
                                      5. 220Hz
                                      6. Double Rainbow
                                      7. Milk And Honey
                                      8. Mother Tree
                                      9. Weeping Roses

                                      Pale Blue Eyes

                                      This House

                                        To celebrate the launch of their new LP "This House", Pale Blue Eyes will be performing an acoustic set live in store on Thursday 7th September at 1pm.

                                        Pre-order the LP now to guarantee entry to the show.

                                        Delirious chatter… clinks of warm cans of beer… Cocteau Twins played at full blast. Lively memories of parties and people live on through This House, the new album from Pale Blue Eyes. The house in question is there on the front cover, the childhood home of the trio’s vocalist and guitarist, Matt Board. Defined by closure and moving on, This House is shaken to its rafters as the band navigate the grief of recent parental loss. Alongside uplifting melodies that dance like no-one’s watching, the album is rich in life-affirming human connections, where music-making becomes a means of recovery.

                                        “When Mum died, five years after Dad, there was this charge hanging in the air, connecting each person in the room,” says Matt. “Time stopped. I felt like I momentarily entered an alternative dimension between life and death. Days and weeks later I’d see my family in every corner of the house – all the reminders, ghosts and memories. Then, gradually, it felt like time for a new start, moving on from the house and my amazing parents.”

                                        While the band’s debut LP Souvenirs captured memories and melancholy from around the death of Matt’s father, This House is its next-door neighbour. The new album was finished in the immediate aftermath of the death of Matt’s mum. As soon as the record was completed, PBE were packing up the contents from their self-built Penquit Mill home studio, financed through endless casual work and a bank loan. The location was a dream – in the middle of nowhere, just south of Dartmoor, midway between Plymouth and Totnes.

                                        The studio was where they spent hours recording and self-producing both records, while supporting Matt’s mum through the decline of a long-term illness. Matt and his bandmate and wife Lucy Board (drums/synth/production) have now returned north, to her native Sheffield, with funk-mad bassist Aubrey Simpson living between Devon and London.

                                        “It’s a more sombre and more ecstatic album, with an urgent desire to remember and enjoy every moment,” says Matt of the record’s life-defining “end of era” moments. “We’ve dealt with loss throughout both albums,” says Matt, “but this time there has been rebuilding – appreciating and relishing the things and people still here.” Pertinently, album tracks ‘Sister’ and ‘More’ celebrate the complexities of relationships between family and friends.

                                        “We wanted to turn a shitty situation into something positive,” says Lucy, “ so we put all our energy into making music that was fun to play live and perhaps open up a way out.” Matt concurs: “The album captures moments of elation and joy alongside the grave mood that eventually engulfed our home. During those tough times we played all over the UK and overseas, buoyed by the thrill of people listening to what we’d been working on… knowing two days later we’d be in a hospice saying our final goodbyes to Mum. The ultimate headfuckery.”

                                        PBE say the new album is a “slightly more worldly-wise sibling” to 2022 debut LP Souvenirs. The latter was roundly acclaimed. “Joyous... propulsive… exhilarating”, said Uncut. Magic of France were impressed: “Ultrapuissante... orgasmique... profondeur infinie.” Line Of Best Fit said, “‘Like all great debuts it’s both a culmination of their beginnings as well as a pointer to the wide open road ahead.”

                                        Mixed and mastered by Moonlandingz’s Dean Honer (Róisín Murphy, The Human League, I Monster), with jam sessions its driving force, This House bounces through analogue tape delays and effects pedals to capture life’s oscillating journey. Celebratory ‘Simmering,’ and ‘Hang Out’ offer peaks, highlighting the importance of pressing the ‘off’ switch. “It’s about enjoying simple moments,” says Matt, “the sun on your face, hanging with friends in the pub, looking at the night sky...”

                                        Any threat of troughs are lifted by motorik rhythms from their Moog Little Phatty and Prophet 12 – thanks to Lucy’s fascination for South Yorkshire synth innovation. The dissertation for her music degree was titled “An Investigation into Sheffield's Alternative Music Scene Between 1973 and 1978, with Particular Reference to Cabaret Voltaire.”

                                        With This House, Lucy’s hometown sounds blend with Aubrey’s evangelical interest in Motown and various funk titans. These diverse touchstones comes through in the PBE album’s blend of pop hooks and psych-rock sophistication. ‘Heating’s On’ is a driving anthem, glistening with ’80s guitar and a trumpet part care of Lucy. ‘Sister’ mixes goth-rock guitar with DIY choral grandeur, a tasty mix of The Cult and Joe Meek. ‘Millions Times Over’ takes feelings of hopelessness and then creates a lovely bittersweet feel via shimmering synths and wistful vocals. The album concludes with the widescreen expanse of ‘Underwater’, a moving, meditative set-piece.

                                        “Mum always said she loved hearing the sounds of the recording process as people would come and go from the studio,” Matt remembers.

                                        Making music as a means to go on, Pale Blue Eyes’ two albums bookend other significant moments, such as soundtracking the Atmos arts-and-housing project in Totnes (featuring a sound-and-light installation by Brian Eno). There was also the time PBE’s beloved old Citroën blew up between gigs, reinforcing a valuable lesson. “You have to embrace the Berlingo!” says Lucy, rolling out the band’s new motto.

                                        “Change is inevitable,” Matt adds. “You have to embrace it all, the good and bad, and the horribly ugly.”

                                        Grian Chatten

                                        Chaos For The Fly

                                          Chaos For The Fly is the debut solo album from Grian Chatten, vocalist of Dublin’s critically-acclaimed band Fontaines D.C.

                                          Rare moments of respite from a relentless touring schedule afforded Chatten the opportunity to start work on something for himself, occupying a completely different headspace from his hugely successful work within Fontaines D.C. Co-produced by the band’s longstanding producer Dan Carey, the album is arguably the most poetic we’ve heard from Chatten. Each song here has a sweep of colour and textures that breathe life into his lucid tales. Over its nine tracks, Chaos For The Fly is a record that takes in all of life’s rich emotions, transporting the listener to a place you not only want to visit, but will find yourself returning to again and again.

                                          It's been a tremendous run for Fontaines D.C., debuting at number one in both the UK and Ireland with their third album, the critically acclaimed and Ivor Novello nominated Skinty Fia, and taking home the BRIT award for International Group of the Year. It followed 2020’s A Hero’s Death, which was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2021 Grammys, and their debut, 2019’s Dogrel, which was nominated for both the Mercury Music Prize and Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. The Score
                                          2. Last Time Every Time Forever
                                          3. Fairlies
                                          4. Bob's Casino
                                          5. All Of The People
                                          6. East Coast Bed
                                          7. Salt Throwers Off A Truck
                                          8. I Am So Far
                                          9. Season For Pain

                                          This Is The Kit

                                          Careful Of Your Keepers

                                            This Is The Kit, the group led by Paris-based bandleader Kate Stables, today announced the band’s new album Careful of Your Keepers–produced by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)–will be released on June 9th, 2023, via Rough Trade Records. The album’s propulsive yet introspective lead single “Inside Outside” finds Stables as magnetic as ever, joined once again by her stalwart band of Rozi Plain(bass/vocals), Neil Smith (guitar), and Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums), and accented by a cascading horn quartet arrangement by Jesse Vernon.

                                            Careful Of Your Keepers is daring and soft, cutting and warm–a wild feat of complexity and combined dispositions. There’s a shared language of the band’s family experience that is as audible as ever in these recordings, which boast beautiful instrumental performances that still leave the nuanced space required for Stables’ vocals to live at the forefront. “The album was nearly called Goodbye Bite. And in a way it still is,” says Stables. “I went for Careful of Your Keepers in the end. It’s one of my favourite songs on the album, a song that for me holds the general feeling of the album as a whole. The fragility of things. Of situations. Of relationships. Of humans. What we do to look after each other and ourselves. The passing of time and what that does to us, and how we live our lives going forward.”

                                            Guiding the ship through changing seas is producer Rhys. Stables described his role as being a “tonesetter,” watchful and attentive to the band dynamics while making sure to always follow a hunch for where a new sound could find its place in the recording. “I’ve always loved the idea of working with him somehow, and when this album started getting planned, I realized that maybe this was my chance to reach out and see if he was up for working together,” Stables explains. “And he was! As if that wasn’t enough, he was also up for doing a bit of singing on the record, which totally blew my mind and made my year. His way with harmony and melody and the tone and quality of his voice is a totally killer combo.”

                                            “They are so ridiculously talented–and every member is a great producer in their own right–so it was just a matter of trying to capture the magic they make when playing live together,” Rhys says of the recording process. “Their playing is by default so thoughtful and complimentary in terms of respect to each other’s parts and to the integrity of the songs themselves that it creates a beautiful foundation of often cosmic interplay that’s always in aid of Kate’s voice and vision as a songwriter.”

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Goodbye Bite
                                            2. Inside Outside
                                            3. Take You To Sleep
                                            4. More Change
                                            5. This Is When The Sky Gets Big
                                            6. Scabby Head And Legs
                                            7. Careful Of Your Keepers
                                            8. Doomed Or More Doomed
                                            9. Stuck In A Room
                                            10. Dibs 


                                            Be Opened By The Wonderful

                                              James announce details of a new album in celebration of their 40th Anniversary.
                                              Be Opened By The Wonderful is a 20 track (19 Vinyl) of some of their most loved and rare tracks, re-imagined with a 22 piece orchestra and 8 piece choir. 

                                              Be Opened By The Wonderful was recorded at Blueprint Studios in Manchester, orchestrated and conducted by Joe Duddell with the ORCA22 Orchestra lead by Andra Vornicu featuring the Manchester Inspirational Voices choir, directed by Wayne Ellington.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              CD Track Listing:
                                              Love Make A Fool
                                              We're Gonna Miss You
                                              The Lake
                                              She's A Star
                                              Sit Down
                                              Alaskan Pipeline
                                              Someone's Got It In For Me
                                              Hey Ma
                                              Beautiful Beaches
                                              Why So Close
                                              Hymn From A Village
                                              Say Something
                                              Top Of The World
                                              Moving On

                                              Vinyl Track Listing:
                                              Side A
                                              Love Make A Fool
                                              We're Gonna Miss You
                                              Side B
                                              The Lake
                                              She's A Star
                                              Sit Down
                                              Alaskan Pipeline
                                              Side C
                                              Someone's Got It In For Me
                                              Hey Ma
                                              Beautiful Beaches
                                              Whjy So Close
                                              Side D
                                              Say Something
                                              Top Of The World
                                              Moving On

                                              Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) & William Tyler

                                              Darkness Darkness / No Services

                                                "Darkness Darkness" and “No Services” are songs by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and William Tyler.

                                                The first song “Darkness, Darkness” contains samples from Gloria Loring's version of "Darkness, Darkness." The songs were produced by Kieran Hebden. The guitar was performed by William Tyler and recorded by Jake Davis at Huge Planet in Nashville.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Darkness, Darkness
                                                2. No Services

                                                Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                In Times New Roman

                                                  Queens of the Stone Age have announced their long-awaited 8th studio album, In Times New Roman… 

                                                  In Times New Roman... is raw, at times brutal and not recommended for the faint of heart. And yet, it’s perhaps the most beautiful and definitely the most rewarding album in their epic discography. Founder Joshua Homme's most acerbic lyrics to date are buoyed by the instantly identifiable QOTSA sonic signature, expanded and embellished with new and unprecedented twists in virtually every song. With In Times New Roman… we see that sometimes one needs to look beneath scars and scabs to see beauty, and sometimes the scabs and scars are the beauty.

                                                  Feeling a bit out of place, and having difficulty finding music they could relate to, the members of QOTSA did as they are wont to do: In Times New Roman… is the sound of a band creating the music its own members want to hear, while giving the rest of us a sonic forum in which to congregate. “The world’s gonna end in a month or two," sings Homme, begging the question: What do you want to do to with the time you’ve got left? Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore may not be able to save us, but they’re giving us a place to ride it out.

                                                  In Times New Roman… was recorded and mixed at Homme’s own Pink Duck (RIP), with additional recording at Shangri-La. The album was produced by Queens of the Stone Age and mixed by Mark Rankin. The album will be available across all digital platforms and on vinyl and CD on June 16th. Artwork and double LP gatefold packaging designed by long time collaborator Boneface.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Paper Machete
                                                  Negative Space
                                                  Time & Place
                                                  Made To Parade
                                                  What The Peephole Say
                                                  Emotion Sickness
                                                  Straight Jacket Fitting

                                                  Malcolm McLaren And The Bootzilla Orchestra

                                                  Call A Wave Remixes

                                                    Be With present the first ever reissue of the ultra rare double pack DJ promo of Malcolm McLaren and The Bootzilla Orchestra's "Call A Wave". Originally slipping out in 1989 to a select few, there were rumoured to be only ever 300 copies pressed. Indeed, the entire package never got a proper release and now goes for a small fortune.

                                                    Say what? Bootsy Collins, Jeff Beck and Malcolm McLaren, all in one band, composing over a Barry White sample? And that's just the original. But you can forget about that for now. Here we have the incredibly sought-after "DFC Dance Mix", mixed by Massimino Lippoli of Morenas / Sueño Latino fame for the legendary DFC Italy. It's a throbbing, vital, dramatic slice of dreamy ambient house. A deep, entrancing track that's both blissful and dancefloor dynamite. It features the iconic, disaffected female vocal chopped up over elegant piano snatches, Beck's ace guitar stylings over rolling, heavy drums and a killer, hypnotic bassline with sparkling harp coming and going. It's exotic, otherworldly and brimming with that very special late 80s/early 90s Mediterranean vibe. Yes, it's Balearic, it's House. Above all else, it's a pure uncut slice of halcyon summer days, pressed on wax.

                                                    But on side B we also have the mesmeric "Breakdown Mix", again mixed by DFC Italy. For some, *this* is the mix to have - and who are we to argue? This time, the vocals are treated so they're uttered backwards, contributing to the wonderfully disorienting magic of this particular mix.

                                                    And how could we forget the equally iconic "Orbital Mix"? Not by the actual group Orbital, but courtesy of S'Express's Mark Moore & William Orbit, no less. A brilliant, beautiful remix that's perhaps more musical. They make more obvious use of the sample from the original Barry White track ("I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby") that Malcolm was inspired by. Flip over to Side D to find the duo's uber-horizontal "Return To The Deep Ambient Mix", a floaty, beatless gem that'll leave you swooning.

                                                    To round out this quite astonishing package, the "New Age Mix", again coming from the DFC Italy camp, elegantly sends us off into the cosmos with minimal percussion and maximum vibes.

                                                    Every mix on this DJ double pack is truly killer. Simon Francis remastered the original audio for this release and Cicely Balston's precise cut for Alchemy at AIR Studios ensures this 2x12" well and truly pumps. The immaculate Record Industry pressing will ensure this incredibly sought-after masterpiece finds a home in many more DJ boxes this and every summer. For the artwork, we've recreated the original DJ promo, a plain white gatefold sleeve complete with the iconic burnt orange hype sticker. Hold tight. Roof down, tops off.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A Call A Wave (DFC Dance Mix) 7:44
                                                    B Call A Wave (Breakdown Mix) 6:13
                                                    C Call A Wave (Orbital Mix) 6:05
                                                    D1 Call A Wave (Return To The Deep Ambient Mix)4:38
                                                    D2 Call A Wave (New Age Mix) 3:39

                                                    Lorelle Meets The Obsolete


                                                      Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete make a very welcome return on June 16 with their sixth album, Datura. Recorded at their home studio in Ensenada, Baja California, it was mixed in Canada by Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes and mastered in Australia by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Total Control, among many others.

                                                      It’s a short, sharp shock of a record with no unnecessary adornments and no fat on any of its eight songs. Gone are the psychedelic wig-outs found on previous releases, replaced with bass-heavy post-punk grooves inspired by the roots of The Congos, the no wave of Ike Yard, the industrial hip-hop of Dälek and the dark modular moves of Hiro Kone, all while harnessing the elemental power of Jon Hassell’s Vernal Equinox.

                                                      “One of the rules that we had when writing was to keep the songs minimal in terms of instrumentation,” explains guitarist Alberto González. “We didn’t want to do overdubs and endless layers this time around,” adds singer and guitarist Lorena Quintanilla. “We limited ourselves to the instrumentation of the new, four-piece line-up and we recorded almost everything live. The songs had to be very solid.”

                                                      “We easily get bored with what we do, music-wise, so that motivates us into keeping things fresh and different,” continues Alberto, as he explains the change of direction. “Each album is a good representation of where we are at. We fear the thought of being trapped in the same ideas from years ago. There’s something about nostalgia that creeps me out.”

                                                      Strangely, it was nostalgia that inspired the change. The duo marked their tenth anniversary in 2021 by playing reworked songs from their back catalogue and sharing videos online. The new arrangements saw them swapping between synths and guitars, and this – as well as Lorena’s two acclaimed solo releases as J. Zunz – has informed the new set-up.

                                                      The live in the room feel of the album also came from watching The Beatles do the same in Get Back. (One of a number of inspirations on the album including the poetry of Mario Montalbetti, the TV series Atlanta, Eugenio Polgovsky’s documentaries and Arturo Ripstein’s movies).

                                                      Jace Lasek was the perfect person to bring this feeling to the fore. “That’s one of the things I’ve always loved about The Besnard Lakes’ records,” says Alberto. “And I really think he brought that to Datura. The only note we gave him before the mix was ‘we want this album to sound big and aggressive’.” It worked, that’s exactly how it sounds.

                                                      Not really surprising for a record that covers cultural colonialism, imperialism, conflicting opinions, intense emotions, strange dreams and insomnia. The title refers to the genus of plants often associated with ancient rituals that are also sometimes used as poison or hallucinogens. “We liked the idea of a flower that opens at night,” says Lorena. “A type of Datura grows all over the neighbourhood where we live. People try to get rid of them because they are afraid of their dogs eating them, but they always regrow again and again in the same places.”

                                                      A bit like Lorelle themselves, then. Datura is their fourth album for Sonic Cathedral and their sixth overall. We last heard from them at the start of 2020, when they followed the previous year’s acclaimed De Facto with a new EP and set out on the road in the US, wending their way to a slot at SXSW. History had other ideas, however, and they were left high and dry in upstate New York, resorting to a Crowdfunder to enable them to get home before lockdowns came into force. The band was paused.

                                                      “At some point in 2022 we decided it was time to write new music and everything flowed easily,” says Alberto. As life returned to normal they played shows, firstly in Mexico and then, earlier this year, they finished what they started three years ago and toured the US with SUUNS.

                                                      Now, finally, they are set to flower once again with Datura, their most direct and dynamic album to date; proof that nature really is healing.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Side A
                                                      Side B
                                                      Golpe Blanco
                                                      Ave En Reversa
                                                      Dos Noches

                                                      The Hives

                                                      The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons

                                                        Undisputed icons of rock and roll The Hives are back, channelling the electrifying energy of the group's greatest hits with their first new album in over 10 years.

                                                        Their colossal new album, The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons, reignites the band's lore in arresting fashion, exploring the disappearance of the band's mysterious sixth member Randy Fitzsimmons. Having gone missing some time ago, the band are without their best man, and things are not well in the manor. Maybe, just maybe, the release of new music will get Randy's attention and bring him back from the void...

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Bogus Operandi
                                                        2. Trapdoor Solution
                                                        3. Countdown To Shutdown
                                                        4. Rigor Mortis Radio
                                                        5. Stick Up
                                                        6. Smoke & Mirrors
                                                        7. Crash Into The Weekend
                                                        8. Two Kinds Of Trouble
                                                        9. The Way The Story Goes
                                                        10. The Bomb
                                                        11. What Did I Ever Do To You?
                                                        12. Step Out Of The Way

                                                        Christian Madden & The Enemy Chorus

                                                        The Extra Weight

                                                          ‘Whatever Best Serves’ is a whirlwind rush of organ led instrumental soul from Christian Madden & The Enemy Chorus, an ensemble of friends and cohorts fronted by the founder member of The Earlies and keyboard player in Liam Gallagher’s band.

                                                          The album is scorched with the psychedelic funk rock heat of Booker T and Brian Auger, the punchy brass arrangements of Chicago Transit Authority and Tower of Power, and the kosmische motorik wonders of Can, Cluster and Harmonia.

                                                          “I can honestly say I’ve never heard anything he’s played” – Liam Gallagher

                                                          “The only other keyboard virtuoso who can hold a candle to Christian wears a cape and performs on ice sometimes, he’s great but I’d go for this chap everytime personally” – Marc Riley

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Laura says: Super excited about this release from Piccadilly Records favourite keyboard wizard and friend of the shop Christian Madden.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Freakish Bones
                                                          2. Last In Line
                                                          3. Bad Intent
                                                          4. Athletico Talbot
                                                          5. Whatever Best Serves
                                                          6. The Cooling Stone
                                                          7. Good Hunting
                                                          8. All Five Chambers
                                                          9. The Extra Weight
                                                          10. The Backstop
                                                          11. Moved To Wrath

                                                          The Durutti Column

                                                          Time Was GIGANTIC... When We Were Kids - 2023 Reissue

                                                            Celebrating 25 years since the release of the seminal 1998 album by The Durutti Column for the first time on double heavyweight vinyl. Re-mastered with 5 bonus tracks: It’s Your Life, Babe (Bonus Track) Kiss of Def (Bonus Track) In the City (Bonus Track) New Order Tribute (Bonus Track) Drinking Song (version) (Bonus Track)

                                                            ‘Time Was GIGANTIC…’ was the final Factory Records release for The Durutti Column and the last release for the label before it closed. The edition features extensive liner notes by Factory Records and band expert James Nice. The original artwork has been revisited by the original designers 8VO (Mark Holt and Hamish Muir) 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Organ Donor
                                                            2. Pigeon
                                                            3. I B Yours
                                                            4. Twenty Trees
                                                            5. Abuse
                                                            6. Drinking Song
                                                            7. Sing To Me
                                                            8. My Last Kiss
                                                            9. For Rachel
                                                            10. Highfield Choir
                                                            11. Epilogue
                                                            12. It’s Your Life, Babe (Bonus Track)
                                                            13. Kiss Of Def (Bonus Track)
                                                            14. In The City (Bonus Track)
                                                            15. New Order Tribute (Bonus Track)
                                                            16. Drinking Song (version) (Bonus Track)

                                                            The Boo Radleys

                                                            Giant Steps - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                              The Boo Radleys reveal a vinyl reissue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their nineties genre-hopping masterpiece “Giant Steps”.

                                                              NME’s 1993 Album Of The Year, named in the Top 20 of Pitchfork’s The 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time and lauded as one of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, The Boo Radleys’ classic album, Giant Steps will be reissued, on special remastered vinyl almost 30 years to the day since its original release. The band’s genre-ambiguous and widely-acclaimed masterpiece will become available to fans old and new.

                                                              Only the second of their five albums to be released on the legendary Creation Records, at a time when label mates including Slowdive, Teenage Fanclub and Ride were also casting long shadows across the indie landscape, pre-the Oasis hurricane making landfall at the label, Giant Steps broke into the canon of great, experimental rock albums soon after its release. It’s first single, Lazarus, issued as a standalone release in November 1992, its blend of brass and guitar-squall and acutely introspective lyrics, gave a hint of what was to come and remains lodged in the band’s most-loved and best-known songs. For the 2023 reissue, Lazarus’ 12” version appears on the all-formats track listing for the first time.

                                                              Recorded at London’s Protocol Studios, where Carr and Brown took on self-production duties with support from engineer, Andy Wilkinson, The Boo Radleys set about responding to their shared sense of dissatisfaction with their 1992 album, Everything’s Alright Forever. Free to do as they please, they set about making a record of complete artistic freedom, bringing in reggae (Upon 9th And Fairchild), dance (Rodney King) and irresistible, warped indie pop (Barney And Me) influences into the studio and, without limitation, weaved them into the satisfyingly complex fabric of Giant Steps. Snapshot incidentals, intermissions and between-radio-station static intro/outros added to the sense of unrestrained exploration.

                                                              Writing about the album, drummer, Cieka reflected on Giant Steps, stating: “Creation loved it, people's reactions seemed really positive. I do listen to it from time to time and still find great moments I’d forgotten about. I think it stands up pretty well today. I'm always left feeling happy to have been a part of the record.”

                                                              "Wow, now THIS is what music can be!" – The Quietus on Giant Steps.
                                                              “It deserved the accolades and praise heaped on its shoulders.” – The Line of Best Fit.
                                                              “A masterwork...” – Pitchfork.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1 I Hang Suspended
                                                              A2 Upon 9th & Fairchild
                                                              A3 Wish I Was Skinny
                                                              A4 Leaves And Sand
                                                              B1 Butterfly McQueen
                                                              B2 Rodney King (Song For Lenny Bruce)
                                                              B3 Thinking Of Ways
                                                              B4 Barney (…and Me)
                                                              C1 Spun Around
                                                              C2 If You Want It, Take It
                                                              C3 Best Lose The Fear
                                                              C4 Take The Time Around
                                                              C5 Lazurus
                                                              D1 One Is For
                                                              D2 Run My Way Runway
                                                              D3 I’ve Lost The Reason
                                                              D4 The White Noise Revisited

                                                              CD BONUS TRACKS
                                                              18 Lazarus (Saint Etienne Remix)
                                                              19 Rodney King (Saint Etienne Remix)
                                                              20 Peachy Keen

                                                              Greg Foat & Gigi Masin


                                                                Recorded remotely during 2021-2022 the album took shape in the form of mutual compositions, gradually developed and embellished online. Final recording sessions took place at the majestic Chale Abbey Studios on the Isle Of Wight with Moses Boyd (drums), Tom Herbert (bass) and Siobhan Cosgrove (flute, clarinet) adding elements to several pieces. Tracks include the reflective, wistful single ‘VientoCalido’ and drifting ambient piece ‘Sabena’, a beautiful tribute to Gigi’s wife who sadly passed away during 2022.

                                                                Greg Foat has recorded prolifically in recent years including acclaimed albums Symphonie Pacifique (2020) and The Mage (2019).
                                                                Best known for his 1986 ambient masterpiece Wind and as a member of Gaussian Curve, Gigi Masin has enjoyed a revival in recent years through his Calypso album on R&S’s Apollo label and renewed touring. Dolphin represents Greg and Gigi’s first landmark recording collaboration together. “I first heard Gigi’s album Wind in 2016,” remembers Greg. “I was living in Miami and I heard it playing one Summer evening. Since then, it has always been in my mind to be able to record together.”

                                                                "This album is a tribute to the joy of playing together and creating something beautiful and exciting.A sincere hymn to life"(Gigi Masin)

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1 / A1 Lee
                                                                2 / A2 London Nights
                                                                3 / A3 Love Theme
                                                                4 / B1 Dolphin
                                                                5 / B2 Sabena
                                                                6 / B3 Leo Theo
                                                                7 / B4 Viento Calido
                                                                8. Your Move

                                                                DK.01 is the debut album from Das Koolies.

                                                                Made with the help of contributors and influences as diverse as MC Killa Kela, 17th Century composer, Henry Purcell and their four decades together as Super Furry Animals, the album promises a genre-bending expansion of their most electronic-leaning and experimental ideas.

                                                                DK.01 re-opens the book on the quartet’s long-term friendship and musical union at the next chapter, with their meandering tale together having begun in the vortex of North Wales’ illicit rave scene in the early-1990s. Last seen on stage together as the Furries’ final tour concluded in 2016, Bunford, Ciarán, Ieuan and Pryce reconvened Das Koolies around poker nights and half-remembered riffs shortly after, scratching a persistent, 30-year itch to perform a factory reset and deep dive into the synth-driven sound they’d heard in their heads all along.

                                                                Looking forward to the album’s release Das Koolies say: “The return has been welcomed. Unanimously. Dissent, however, will be tolerated. An abundance of ideas, new inventions and old friendships percolate, produce and persist. Come this way as a dead end is circumvented to show an open road.”

                                                                Alongside Rhys Ifans, guests set to appear on the album include influential British MC Killa Kela and the physical infrastructure of Cardiff, Wales’ capital city itself, as field recordings of percussive strikes on metallic structures make their way onto the record, symbolising the freedom with which ideas entered the studio from all possible sources.

                                                                Referring to classical composer, Henry Purcell with a bassline inspired by 300-year-old examples of the same, plus completing one demo that has existed in one form or another since 1998, DK.01 will reveal and celebrate the elasticity of time and the musical ideas within it, as it will inevitably expose the band’s own liberty to do just as they please. 

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Best Mindfuck Yet
                                                                2. Out Of This World
                                                                3. Nuthin Sandwich
                                                                4. Shakedown
                                                                5. Best Mindfuck Yet Reprise
                                                                6. A Ride
                                                                7. Collide
                                                                8. Katal
                                                                9. Pain Down The Drain
                                                                10. Montezuma
                                                                11. Holy Shit
                                                                12. Masters Of Mankind
                                                                13. Collide Reprise
                                                                14. Alligator
                                                                15. Sky
                                                                16. Sorry
                                                                17. Wired For Sound 

                                                                Do Nothing

                                                                Snake Sideways

                                                                  Nottingham post-punks Do Nothing blend jerky, spidery rhythms with surreal, half-spoken vocals that recall the Fall 's Mark E. Smith . Do Nothing was formed in 2017 by four long-time school friends: frontman Chris Bailey, guitarist Kasper Sandstrøm, drummer Andy Harrison, and bassist Charlie Howarth. All had played in various acts around the city; the band got their start at the popular Maze Club. Bailey, whose father was a singer in an a cappella folk group, grew up listening to the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel , and his own biggest influence was Tom Waits . Initially attempting to copy big names like LCD Soundsystem (as heard on their first 7" single, "Gangs," released in 2019), they eventually became more confident about doing their own thing, and Bailey gave his stream-of-consciousness lyrics and outsider stage persona free rein. Associated with, but wary of, the then-popular post-punk revival, they made clear it was their intention to follow their own path. Their debut EP, Zero Dollar Bill, was released in 2020; another, Glueland, arrived the following year, with an album in the works.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Nerve
                                                                  2. Happy Feet
                                                                  3. Snake Sideways
                                                                  4. Fine
                                                                  5. Ivy
                                                                  6. Hollywood Learn
                                                                  7. The Needle
                                                                  8. Amoeba
                                                                  9. Moving Target
                                                                  10. Sunshine State

                                                                  Public Image Ltd

                                                                  End Of World

                                                                    DEDICATED TO JOHN’S NORA WHO SADLY PASSED AWAY ON 5TH APRIL

                                                                    Public Image Ltd. (PiL) have decided to continue plans to announce their 11th studio album and first album in 8 years, End of World, today, following the sad passing of John’s wife of more than 4 decades, Nora Forster, on 5th April. End of World will be released on 11th August 2023 on PiL Official via Cargo UK Distribution, followed by a 38-date UK and European Tour.

                                                                    Earlier this year, PiL released Hawaii, the most personal piece of songwriting and accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared. The song is a love letter to John's wife Nora, who sadly passed away from Alzheimer’s on Wednesday 5th April. A pensive, personal yet universal love song that has resonated with many since its release in January, the song sees John reflecting on their lifetime well spent and in particular one of their happiest moments together in Hawaii. John said, “Nora loved the album, she wouldn’t have wanted us to postpone it or change any of our plans.”

                                                                    Previously he has said of Hawaii, “It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most.

                                                                    Celebrating their 40-year anniversary in 2018, the band is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. PiL’s music and vision has earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound - fusing rock, dance, folk, pop and dub – Lydon guided the band from their debut album First Issue in 1978 through to 1992’s That What Is Not, before a 17 year hiatus. Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009, touring extensively worldwide and releasing two critically acclaimed albums This is PiL in 2012 followed by their 10th studio album What The World Needs Now… in 2015, which peaked at number 29 in the official UK album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim from both press and public. (The album also peaked at number 3 in the official UK indie charts and number 4 in the official UK vinyl charts). What The World Needs Now… was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label ‘PiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution. In 2018 PiL celebrated their 40th anniversary with a career-spanning box set and documentary, both called ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’, and a 32-date UK/Europe tour, plus dates in Japan. John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band's history and continue to challenge and thrive. 

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Penge
                                                                    2. End Of The World
                                                                    3. Car Chase
                                                                    4. Being Stupid Again
                                                                    5. Walls
                                                                    6. Pretty Awful
                                                                    7. Strange
                                                                    8. Down On The Clown
                                                                    9. Dirty Murky Delight
                                                                    10. The Do That
                                                                    11. L F C F
                                                                    12. North West Passage
                                                                    13. Hawaii

                                                                    King Krule

                                                                    Space Heavy

                                                                      Archy Marshall announces Space Heavy, the fourth studio album under his King Krule alias, via XL Recordings. Coming 10 years on from his debut album, Space Heavy presents King Krule at his most articulate; using his years of experience to create a dynamic body of work that reveals something new with every listen.

                                                                      Written from 2020 to 2022, between London and Liverpool, Space Heavy took shape over the course of commutes between the two cities where Archy Marshall was splitting his time. Befitting an album quite literally written on the commute between the two places he called home, Archy found himself fascinated by the notion of “the space between” - the space haunted by dreams of love, touching a narrative of lost connection, losing people and situations to the guillotine of the universe. Once written by Archy, the music was developed by frequent collaborator and producer Dilip Harris and long-time band mates Ignacio Salvadores (Saxophonist), George Bass (Drummer), James Wilson (Bass Guitarist) and Jack Towell (Guitarist).

                                                                      The result is a 15-track full-length by the musical polymath that inhabits the deepest reaches of the subterranean sonic world that Archy has constructed over the course of his career as King Krule. In it you hear a generational artist stepping into the height of their artistic powers – the auteurism apparent on his debut 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, the shapeshifting sonic palette of The OOZ, the primality of Man Alive! and the raw vulnerability expressed on You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down all coalesce into a wizened, dynamic body of work that reveals new elements with each listen. In line with Archy’s interest in the space between, it is an album wherein the negative space demands the same attention as the positive space. If one is willing to wade into the mire the reward is rich.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Pink Shell
                                                                      That Is My Life, That Is Yours
                                                                      Tortoise Of Independency
                                                                      Empty Stomach Space Cadet
                                                                      From The Swamp
                                                                      Our Vacuum
                                                                      Space Heavy
                                                                      When Vanishing
                                                                      If Only It Was Warmth
                                                                      Wednesday Overcast


                                                                      The Feminine Divine

                                                                        It's been 11 years since the release of their last album of original music, the acclaimed One Day I'm Going to Soar, and they now return with this stunning new record. As you'd expect it's a dramatic soulful collection that swings from horn filled stomps reminiscent of early Dexy's Midnight Runners, to synth-heavy and (occasionally) doomy pop all delivered with a renewed energy and positivity.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. The One That Loves You
                                                                        2. It's Alright Kevin (Manhood 2023)
                                                                        3. I'm Going To Get Free
                                                                        4. Coming Home
                                                                        5. The Feminine Divine
                                                                        6. My Goddess Is
                                                                        7. Goddess Rules
                                                                        8. My Submission
                                                                        9. Dance With Me

                                                                        Khruangbin & Nubya Garcia

                                                                        Live At Radio City Music Hall

                                                                          It's only fitting that Khruangbin’s first ever official live releases would be double albums paired with their tourmates: artists whose music they love and admire, friends who’ve become family along the way. Khruangbin’s ‘Live At’ series of live LPs traces just one small slice of the band’s flight plan through the years: it’s a taste of some of their most beloved cities, stages and nights. Each release comes with a limited- edition unique album cover exclusive for the recording’s home turf, just a little something extra for the fans that bring a little something extra. Most of all, Khruangbin’s ‘Live at’ series ignites both sides of the band’s magic: the warm, prismatic feeling of their albums and the bewitching energy of their performances.

                                                                          ‘Live at Radio City Music Hall’ features performances by Nubya Garcia and Khruangbin.

                                                                          Khruangbin & Men I Trust

                                                                          Live At RBC Echo Beach

                                                                            It's only fitting that Khruangbin’s first-ever official live releases would be double albums paired with their tourmates: artists whose music they love and admire, friends who’ve become family along the way. Khruangbin’s ‘Live At’ series of live LPs traces just one small slice of the band’s flight plan through the years: it’s a taste of some of their most beloved cities, stages and nights. Each release comes with a limited-edition unique album cover exclusive for the recording’s home turf, just a little something extra for the fans that bring a little something extra. Most of all, Khruangbin’s ‘Live at’ series ignites both sides of the band’s magic: the warm, prismatic feeling of their albums and the bewitching energy of their performances.

                                                                            ‘Live at RBC Echo Beach’ features performances by Men I Trust and Khruangbin.

                                                                            Khruangbin & Toro Y Moi

                                                                            Live At The Fillmore Miami

                                                                              It's only fitting that Khruangbin’s first-ever official live releases would be double albums paired with their tourmates: artists whose music they love and admire, friends who’ve become family along the way. Khruangbin’s ‘Live At’ series of live LPs traces just one small slice of the band’s flight plan through the years: it’s a taste of some of their most beloved cities, stages and nights. Each release comes with a limited-edition unique album cover exclusive for the recording’s home turf, just a little something extra for the fans that bring a little something extra. Most of all, Khruangbin’s ‘Live at’ series ignites both sides of the band’s magic: the warm, prismatic feeling of their albums and the bewitching energy of their performances.

                                                                              ‘Live at The Fillmore Miami’ features performances by Toro Y Moi and Khruangbin.

                                                                              Miles Kane

                                                                              One Man Band

                                                                                Miles Kane returns with a blistering new album One Man Band, out August 4th on Modern Sky Records. The album’s first offering is the exuberant indie banger ‘Troubled Son’.

                                                                                Opening the record, ‘Troubled Son’ is raw, pop-driven indie, made for festival stages. “It’s about the struggle we all have in life,” Miles said of the track. “Sometimes we have our shit together and sometimes we don’t. This is me acknowledging my faults and my fears and showing the journey I’m taking as I try to figure it all out.

                                                                                Miles returns to his guitar hero best on One Man Band as he focuses on big hooks and even bigger anthems. Sharp, infectious, urgent and packed to the brim with singalong moments, it’s Miles on the top of his game. A deeply personal record, Miles returned to Liverpool to work on the album, finding himself reflecting on his journey.

                                                                                “Making the album back in Liverpool with my family really helped to bring this out of me,” Miles said of the writing process. “We left no stone unturned. Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards, and this album helped me rediscover why I picked up a guitar in the first place. This album is like a brand new, yet somehow familiar leather jacket. A comforting melting pot of all the music that has inspired and continues to inspire me every day.”

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Troubled Son
                                                                                2. The Best Is Yet To Come
                                                                                3. One Man Band
                                                                                4. Never Taking Me Alive
                                                                                5. Heartbreaks The New Sensation
                                                                                6. The Wonder
                                                                                7. Baggio
                                                                                8. Ransom
                                                                                9. Doubles
                                                                                10. Heal
                                                                                11. Scared Of Love

                                                                                Pigeon Detectives

                                                                                TV Show

                                                                                  With platinum and gold selling accolades across their catalogue of 5 albums The Pigeon Detectives return with album 6, an album influenced by their biggest hits but matured beyond them.

                                                                                  Feeling like a band reborn The Pigeon Detectives have never really gone away, having quietly built a resurgent following at headline gigs and festivals across the UK with their high octane live show, the set is peppered with sing-a-long hits that have passed the test of time with flying colours attracting a younger audience to shows alongside a contingent of Pigeon ‘die hards’.

                                                                                  Produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms / The Courteeners / The Coral / Vistas / Oscar Lang / Jamie Webster) the album holds onto the infectious energy that drove the band to huge audiences on their early records, but has a contemporary feel to the production, arrangements and lyrics reflecting a band that have honed their craft and grown as a band and people.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  SIDE A

                                                                                  1. Falling To Pieces
                                                                                  2. Summer Girl
                                                                                  3. Lovers Come And Lovers Go
                                                                                  4. The Warning

                                                                                  SIDE B

                                                                                  1. Dreaming Of A Song
                                                                                  2. I Can't Stop
                                                                                  3. TV Show
                                                                                  4. Would It Be So Bad?
                                                                                  5. Purple Skies

                                                                                  Arthur Russell

                                                                                  Picture Of Bunny Rabbit

                                                                                    Rough Trade Records in partnership with Audika Records are excited to announce ‘Picture of Bunny Rabbit’ a new album of previously unreleased World Of Echo era material by Arthur Russell recorded in 1985/86.

                                                                                    ‘Picture of Bunny Rabbit’ features nine previously unreleased performances from this era compiled from completed masters culled from two unique test pressings, including one, dated 9/15/85 by Arthur, provided by his mother and sister. A further four tracks were discovered in his tape archive. The track listing includes an exceptional and dramatic solo recording of “In The Light of a Miracle” and the enigmatic title instrumental “Picture of Bunny Rabbit”, written especially for a friends pet rabbit. The bulk of the material was recorded with engineer Eric Liljestrand at Battery Sound Studios, New York, which was located directly opposite the World Trade Center and at Arthur’s apartment studio in the East Village.

                                                                                    In 1986 Arthur Russell was diagnosed with HIV, that same year he released his career-defining masterpiece ‘World of Echo’, the first and only solo album issued during his lifetime. Arthur had found his voice and a fresh direction with a set of new, transformative material, unlike anything he or anyone else had previously released. His illness ensured that the artistic growth and sense of exploration encapsulated in ‘World of Echo’ would be tragically curtailed. Within six short years Arthur was gone.

                                                                                    Arthur’s final years were filled with a renewed commitment to creativity and unceasing live and recording work. He regularly performed the ‘World of Echo’ material and incorporated several of its compositions in collaborations with choreographers active in New York’s innovative dance community. Arthur worked closely with Diane Madden, Allison Salzinger, Stephanie Woodard and John Bernd, usually playing his cello and effects boxes off stage as the choreographers’ pieces were performed. In 1993 Arthur posthumously received a prestigious Bessie Composer Award for his work in the dance world.

                                                                                    This release is the latest in a series in partnership with Audika Records, the exclusive label and home for the Arthur Russell archive and estate, who since 2004 have compiled and published the exceptionally varied, long sought-after music of Arthur Russell, and who in the process have helped the beloved, late artist find the broader audience he always believed he would reach. A new generation of listeners and critics has come to appreciate Russell as a visionary and an influence upon a broad range of today’s most compelling musical artists.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Side A:
                                                                                    Fuzzbuster 10
                                                                                    Not Checking Up
                                                                                    Telling No One
                                                                                    Fuzzbuster 06
                                                                                    The Boy With A Smile
                                                                                    Side B:
                                                                                    Fuzzbuster 09
                                                                                    Very Reason
                                                                                    Picture Of Bunny Rabbit
                                                                                    In The Light Of A Miracle

                                                                                    Secret Night Gang

                                                                                    Belongs On A Place Called Earth

                                                                                      Manchester jazz-funkers, Secret Night Gang return with their sophomore album “Belongs on a Place Called Earth”, via Brownswood Recordings. “Belongs on a Place Called Earth” is a record birthed from the emotional rollercoaster the world collectively faced over the past few years, as a result of the pandemic. A time which cultivated self-reflection and profound life questions leading to an evolution for the Manchester natives. This new record is undeniably a fresh & bold new sound, with the leading purpose of permeating hope & light through their music. In continued strength to strength, Secret Night Gang are carving their own lane across the British jazz & street soul scene and this upcoming album, is set to take them to new heights.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Respect Me
                                                                                      2. Dkw Tomorrow Brings
                                                                                      3. One & Only
                                                                                      4. Never Ever
                                                                                      5. Find A Way
                                                                                      6. Do For You
                                                                                      7. Outta Ma Head
                                                                                      8. Ev'ry Nation
                                                                                      9. Things Will Work Out 



                                                                                        Today, Georgia announces her return with her incredible new album Euphoric; co-produced by Rostam (Haim, Carly Rae Jepsen, Clairo), it marks the first time that Georgia has worked with another producer on her own material. The result is her dynamite third studio LP, featuring ten songs that vibrate with energy.

                                                                                        Euphoric follows Georgia’s club-coercing last record, the universally adored and critically acclaimed Seeking Thrills which well and truly cemented her as one of the UK’s premier producers and songwriters. Since then, Georgia has collaborated with the likes of Mura Masa, Gorillaz, Shygirl, Baby Tate, Dan Carey and David Jackson, most recently writing with Years and Years’ Olly Alexander and on Shania Twain’s #1 album Queen Of Me. All of this experience has been poured into her forthcoming album.

                                                                                        Georgia has also shared the first single from the record, “It’s Euphoric”, complete with a vibrant and compelling video directed by Fa & Fon. Powered by a gentle ecstasy, the song opens with a grounding bassline which Georgia toys with through her playful vocal rhythms (“I wasn’t saying much/ It was on the tip of my tongue”). “It’s Euphoric” was the first track that Rostam and Georgia wrote together and it went on to dictate the entirety of the album’s colourful soundscape.

                                                                                        Having written her last two albums within a three-metre radius of her bedroom, it was important for Georgia to find a new physical and emotional space in which to write: “I wanted an adventure! Being a self-produced musician, it’s easy to get stuck on one thing or in one place.” As fate would have it, esteemed producer Rostam DM’d Georgia after hearing her on the Mura Masa track “Live Like We’re Dancing”, and she swiftly was on a flight out to LA.

                                                                                        After 10 years of being her own main collaborator, a crucial part of the writing process was learning to relinquish control. And for Georgia, this record is a surrender, “To my issues, to my past, to my flaws and to the healing process” and through it she was able to guide herself to a new healthy form of unconstrained liberation. Euphoric see Georgia stepping out from behind the recording desk and establishing herself as a unique left-field pop artist. It’s the sound of life and of living in the now rather than escaping it.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. It’s Euphoric
                                                                                        2. Give It Up For Love
                                                                                        3. Some Things You’ll Never Know
                                                                                        4. Mountain Song
                                                                                        5. All Night
                                                                                        6. Live Like We’re Dancing Part II
                                                                                        7. The Dream
                                                                                        8. Keep On
                                                                                        9. Friends Will Never Let You Go
                                                                                        10. So What


                                                                                        NEU! 2 - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                          Special limited edition picture disc celebrating the 50th anniversary of this legendary record. Must have fan item for all fans of NEU! and Krautrock.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Für Immer
                                                                                          2. Spitzenqualität
                                                                                          3. Gedenkminute (für A+K)
                                                                                          4. Lila Engel (lilac Angel)
                                                                                          5. Neuschnee 78
                                                                                          6. Super 16
                                                                                          7. Neuschnee
                                                                                          8. Cassetto
                                                                                          9. Super 78
                                                                                          10. Hallo Excentrico
                                                                                          11. Super

                                                                                          Hak Baker

                                                                                          Worlds End FM

                                                                                            The debut album from London's finest, Hak Baker - 'Worlds End FM' represents the war in Hak's mind, the culture war on the streets of London and the individual battles of his community - from his mother to his brother to his best friends. In a year that will see Hak perform alongside Pete Doherty at The Royal Albert Hall, Jamie T at Finsbury Park & his own headline UK & Germany tours, the campaign has already garnered support from Rolling Stone, NME, Clara Amfo, Steve Lamacq, Jamz Supernova & partnerships with Dr Martens, Fred Perry, Fender, FIFA & Hugo Boss to name a few. Previous highlights include performing on Later with Jools, Glastonbury 2022 (Other Stage), the first artist ever to play at the BBC's new Eastbank site, selling out two Village Underground shows & been championed by the likes of Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders, Sian Eleri, Tom Ravenscroft, Jo Whiley, Huw Stephens & Charlie Sloth.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. World’s End FM
                                                                                            2. DOOLALLY
                                                                                            3. Windrush Baby
                                                                                            4. Collateral Cause
                                                                                            5. Bricks In The Wall
                                                                                            6. Full On
                                                                                            7. Babylon Must Fall (MC Grindah Skit)
                                                                                            8. I Don't Know
                                                                                            9. Run
                                                                                            10. Telephones 4 Eyes
                                                                                            11. Watford’s Burning (Connie Constance Skit)
                                                                                            12. Brotherhood
                                                                                            13. Luv U Bro (Big Zees Skit)
                                                                                            14. Dying To Live
                                                                                            15. Almost Lost London
                                                                                            16. The End Of The World 


                                                                                            The Beggar

                                                                                              Swans present their sixteenth studio album The Beggar.

                                                                                              The Beggar was written and produced by founding member Michael Gira and features contributions from recent and former Swans members, members of Angels Of Light, as well as guest Swan Ben Frost.

                                                                                              Following 2019’s leaving meaning, the album emerged from the 2020 lockdown with Micheal explaining, “after numerous pandemic-induced cancellations of tours for the previous Swans album leaving meaning, and an apparent bottomless pit of waiting, waiting, waiting, and the strange disorientation that came with this sudden but interminable forced isolation I decided it was time to write songs for a new Swans album and forget about everything else. They came relatively easily, always informed by the suspicion that these could be my last. When I finally was able to travel, songs in hand, to Berlin to work with my friends recording this record, the feeling was akin to the moment in The Wizard of Oz when the film changes from Black and White to Color. Now I’m feeling quite optimistic. My favourite color is pink. I hope you enjoy the album.”

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                                                              1. Paradise Is Mine
                                                                                              2. The Beggar
                                                                                              3. Los Angeles: City Of Death
                                                                                              4. The Parasite
                                                                                              5. The Memorious
                                                                                              6. Michael Is Done
                                                                                              7. Why Can't I Have What I Want Any Time That I Want
                                                                                              8. Unforming
                                                                                              9. Ebbing
                                                                                              10. No More Of This

                                                                                              + 'The Beggar Lover (Three)' Included In The Digital Download.

                                                                                              CD Tracklist
                                                                                              1. The Parasite
                                                                                              2. Paradise Is Mine
                                                                                              3. Los Angeles: City Of Death
                                                                                              4. Michael Is Done
                                                                                              5. Unforming
                                                                                              6. The Beggar
                                                                                              7. No More Of This
                                                                                              8. Ebbing
                                                                                              9. Why Can't I Have What I Want Any Time That I Want?
                                                                                              1. The Beggar Lover (Three)
                                                                                              2. The Memorious


                                                                                              3D Country

                                                                                                Brooklyn 5-piece Geese have detailed their anticipated sophomore album ‘3D Country,’ out June 23, 2023 via Partisan Records/Play It Again Sam. Co-produced by the band and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Shame), the album’s 11 tracks are an explosion in both scope and vision for the group.

                                                                                                In the summer of 2021, Geese emerged from out of nowhere, sparking a hype cycle unlike anything that had been seen for a young American rock band in recent memory. Suddenly a band that had previously planned to release some music, break up, and go away to college was touring the world. They made their TV debut on Colbert, were profiled by the NY Times, Stereogum Band To Watch, Consequence Artist Of The Month, Paste Best Of What's Next, Rolling Stone called them ""indie rock prodigies,"" and they toured with Jack White and Spoon. And during this entire process, that very same band everyone was getting to know ceased to exist.

                                                                                                On a practical level, Geese are still the group we were introduced to in 2021: vocalist Cameron Winter, guitarist Gus Green, guitarist Foster Hudson, bassist Dom DiGesu, and drummer Max Bassin. But spiritually, Geese have returned as an entirely different prospect. '3D Country' is the sound of a restless, adventurous band redefining themselves.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                01. 2122
                                                                                                02. 3D Country
                                                                                                03. Cowboy Nudes
                                                                                                04. I See Myself
                                                                                                05. Undoer
                                                                                                06. Crusades
                                                                                                07. Gravity Blues
                                                                                                08. Mysterious Love
                                                                                                09. Domoto
                                                                                                10. Tomorrow's Crusades
                                                                                                11. St. Elmo

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Silberland Vol. 2: The Driving Side Of Kosmische Musik 1974-1984

                                                                                                  Welcome to Silberland - where the streets are paved with strobes. Home to neon lights, straight lines and open roads, this futurist fantasy was first founded in the mid-seventies, when Germany’s creative class chose musical therapy in order to indulge their shared hallucination of a new Europe. Fuelled by the catalytic fusion of globalisation and new technology, the world was turning ever faster and the kosmische generation were ready to keep the pace. With synthesisers, rhythm computers and human metronomes turned to a gallop, these electronic innovators set modernity to a motorik beat, and Bureau B’s second trip into Silberland cuts right to the thrust of the genre.

                                                                                                  The set begins with the propulsive opener from Harald Grosskopf’s 1986 LP Oceanheart, in which pristine sequences play in counterpoint atop a mechanical kick, hurtling forward until the rest of the kit catches up. Live drums take centre stage for Cluster’s feverish “Prothese” and the time travelling “Elektroklang” by Conrad Schnitzler, which foreshadows industrial and techno innovations while maintaining a primal punch. You offer astral ascension on “Son Of A True Star”, weaving proggy square waves and pulsating arps around an irresistible shuffle from mysterious percussionist Lhan Gopal (Grosskopf in disguise), before the optimistic “Für Dich” fuses classic kosmische chords with Thomas Dinger’s pummelling beat. Asmus Tietchens’ detuned keys and drum machine samba are imbued with a punk spirit shared by Moebius Plank Neumeier’s discordant jazz-tanz jam “Search Zero”. “Beat For Ikutaro”, plucked from a mid 80s demo tape by Camouflage keyboardist Heiko Maile, swerves into icy electroid territories where moonlit melodies ride robotic riffs and a whirring low end. The cassette energy continues with the mechanised boogie of Lapre’s “Flokati”, a funkier take on the style in wonderful contrast with Adelbert Von Deyen’s breakneck, straight shooting “Time Machine”, a massively motorik night drive down the A7 which finally runs out of gas at the compilation’s midpoint. Günter Schickert takes us inside the fuel pump on the weird and watery “Puls”, while the charmingly disruptive Faust complete the pitstop via the blasted blues of “Juggernaut”, a fuzzbox stampede which builds from ratchet whirrs to a V8 purr in no time at all. Moebius & Plank return sans Neumeier for the deep and dubby “Feedback 66”, all murmured vocals and surging pedals powered by a seismic bassline from Holger Czukay, whose collaborations recur throughout the duo’s 1980 classic Rastakraut Pasta. Wheels spun and rubber burned, we move up through the gears via the airy tones of Roedelius to arrive at the high tension electronics of Serge Blenner’s “Phonique”, an anxious amalgam of insistent percussion and agitated sequences from the French import’s 1981 release. Moebius & Beerbohm’s “Subito” follows in a flurry of tribal drumming, guttural distortion and corrosive drone, a synthesised translation of punk spirit which mellows into the soft focus serenade of Tyndall’s “Wolkenlos”, a thrilling contradiction of pastoral motifs and breathless tempo. Pyrolator’s 1981 creation “180°” maintains the lightening pace, lurching forward in bursts of chaotic drum programming and sampler abuse, sending us spinning out into the strange beauty of Die Partei’s “Guten Morgen In Köln”. Enmeshing fragments of musique concrète and yearning guitar with throbbing sequences and a rigid rhythm grid, the duo signpost a melodic destination finally delivered by Streetmark keyboardist Dorothea Raukes under her Deutsche Wertabeit alias. A fitting finale, “Auf Engelsflügeln” radiates human warmth and cosmic wonder, serving electronic emotion from start to finish.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  01. Harald Grosskopf - Eve On The Hill (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  02. Cluster - Prothese
                                                                                                  03. Conrad Schnitzler - Elektroklang
                                                                                                  04. You - Son Of A True Star (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  05. Thomas Dinger - Für Dich (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  06. Asmus Tietchens - Bockwurst á La Maîtresse
                                                                                                  07. Moebius Plank Neumeier - Search Zero (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  08. Heiko Maile - Beat For Ikutaro (Tape 52) (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  09. Lapre - Flokati (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  10. Adelbert Von Deyen - Time Machine
                                                                                                  11. Günter Schickert - Puls (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  12. Faust - Juggernaut
                                                                                                  13. Moebius & Plank - Feedback 66 (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  14. Roedelius - Band 068 3 Bock Auf Rock (nicht Verwendetes Stück)
                                                                                                  15. Serge Blenner - Phonique
                                                                                                  16. Moebius & Beerbohm - Subito
                                                                                                  17. Tyndall - Wolkenlos (bureau B Edit)
                                                                                                  18. Pyrolator - 180°
                                                                                                  19. Die Partei - Guten Morgen In Köln
                                                                                                  20. Deutsche Wertarbeit - Auf Engelsflügeln (bureau B Edit)


                                                                                                  Angels & Queens

                                                                                                    The 13 track record will be released on 28th April 2023 via Atlas Artists/Parlophone Records. It was produced by the Grammy winning and fellow Compton local, Sounwave.

                                                                                                    Angels & Queens - Part I was released back in September, picking up widespread acclaim across the globe. Its release was governed by the band’s desire to push through the release of new recordings this year, and release the record in two distinct chapters. The second chapter now concludes the full album’s tracklisting for a Spring 2023 release.

                                                                                                    Angels & Queens incorporates a brand new recording of the band’s seminal debut single, Love & Hate In A Different Time, and songs that have already become staples of the band’s live set; Offering, Glory, and Great Wind.

                                                                                                    A Deluxe CD version will also be made available with eight additional recordings, featuring four tracks from the band’s seminal Glastonbury set earlier in the Summer, a BBC Maida Vale session recording of Spanish Harlem, and a Greg Wilson and Che Wilson remix of Love and Hate in A Different Time.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    CD / Vinyl
                                                                                                    1. Offering
                                                                                                    2. The Blind
                                                                                                    3. Angels & Queens
                                                                                                    4. Taboo
                                                                                                    5. To The Moon And Back
                                                                                                    6. Professional
                                                                                                    7. We Will Remember
                                                                                                    8. Remember Me
                                                                                                    9. If You Only Knew
                                                                                                    10. Love And Hate In A Different Time
                                                                                                    11. Glory
                                                                                                    12. Great Wind

                                                                                                    Deluxe CD Additional Tracks:
                                                                                                    14.Love And Hate In A Different Time (Greg Wilson & Che Wilson Remix)
                                                                                                    15. Blame (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                    16. Great Wind (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                    17. Professional (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                    18. We Will Remember (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                                    19. Spanish Harlem (Live From Maida Vale)
                                                                                                    20. Bloodline
                                                                                                    21. Loyalty Ft. Ashley Sade

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake

                                                                                                      The Endless Coloured Ways is a collection of songs by legendary singer/ songwriter, Nick Drake, performed and recorded by over 30 incredible artists from a range of different backgrounds, genres, age groups and audiences. From Fontaines D.C to Guy Garvey, and Aurora to Feist, each artist has offered their own incredible take on a timeless classic.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. The Wandering Hearts – Voice From A Mountain (prelude)
                                                                                                      2. Fontaines D.C – Cello Song
                                                                                                      3. Camille – Hazey Jane II
                                                                                                      4. Mike Lindsay Featuring Guy Garvey – Saturday Sun
                                                                                                      5. Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves – Road
                                                                                                      6. Let’s Eat Grandma – From The Morning
                                                                                                      7. David Gray – Place To Be
                                                                                                      8. John Parish & Aldous Harding – Three Hours
                                                                                                      9. Stick In The Wheel – Parasite
                                                                                                      10. Ben Harper – Time Has Told Me
                                                                                                      11. Emeli Sandé – One Of These Things First
                                                                                                      12. Karine Polwart & Kris Drever – Northern Sky
                                                                                                      13. Craig Armstrong Featuring Self Esteem – Black Eyed Dog
                                                                                                      14. Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves – Road (reprise)
                                                                                                      15. Nadia Reid – Poor Boy
                                                                                                      16. Christian Lee Hutson Featuring Eleanor Moss – Which Will
                                                                                                      17. Skullcrusher & Gia Margaret – Harvest Breed
                                                                                                      18. Katherine Priddy – I Think They’re Leaving Me Behind
                                                                                                      19. AURORA – Pink Moon
                                                                                                      20. Joe Henry & Meshell Ndegeocello – Time Of No Reply
                                                                                                      21. Famous Blue Cable Featuring Feist – River Man
                                                                                                      22. Liz Phair – Free Ride
                                                                                                      23. Philip Selway – Fly
                                                                                                      24. John Grant – Day Is Done
                                                                                                      25. The Wandering Hearts – Voice From A Mountain

                                                                                                      Duca Bianco is back with one of its special various artists' releases, and a mighty fine one it is too. This one finds four guest producers all with their finest studio tools sharpened and ready for action. Two of the artists are well known but use new aliases - one is Israeli synth and psyche wizards Red Axes who work their magic as Der Sexa on 'Gabi Plane' and another is Beauty & The Beat party man Cedric Woo as CW. He gets nice and twisted here while the other two cuts - one from Italo king Franz Scala who builds slow new wave funk, and one from Manchester's renowned edit kings Talking Drums who offer some lovely leftfield madness on 'DMNB', all make for crucial listening.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: Nice to see Talking Drums nestled in amongst some star-studded royalty. Four tracks of very leftfield dancefloor movements spanning cosmic, industrial & Italo and with not one cliché in range! Top drawer stuff from Duca Bianco.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Franz Scala - For Me
                                                                                                      A2. CW - Mind Zou
                                                                                                      B1. Der Sexa - Gabi Plane
                                                                                                      B2. Talking Drums - DMNB

                                                                                                      Jonny 5 is known for his superlative edits as well as heading up the Bahnsteig 23 label and here he returns from time out becoming a father to kick off this new one from Duca Bianco. 'Joy Riding' is loopy disco-post-punk for a peak-time trip. Multi Culti man Dreems then brings the Afro party vibes with his 'Bususua' which is packed with dub fx and steeped in fun. Miserymix throw in their Italo-licked post-disco and punk sounds on 'Adjust Your Love' before a big finale by Black Bones who offers deep and dubby house that has been a secret edit for a while but finally gets unveiled here to great effect as it worms its way into your brain.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: First vinyl outing for our Mine (can you guess which one she is?) who takes to the chopping board like a skilled surgeon, dissecting some lost Italo-themed post-punk jam with the dexterity of a panther! The other joints on offer are also fire making this a release you don't wanna miss!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Jonny 5 - "Joy Riding"
                                                                                                      2. Dreems - "Bususua"
                                                                                                      3. Miserymix - "Adjust Your Love"
                                                                                                      4. Black Bones - "Lil' Pil"

                                                                                                      Sly Stone

                                                                                                      Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

                                                                                                        One of the few indisputable geniuses of pop music, Sly Stone is a trailblazer who created a new kind of music, mixing Black and white, male and female, funk and rock; penned some of the most iconic anthems of the 1960s and 70s, from "Everyday People" to "Family Affair"; and electrified audiences with a persona and stage presence that set a lasting standard for pop culture performance. Yet he has also been a cautionary tale, known as much for how he dropped out of sight as for what put him in the spotlight in the first place. As much as people know the music, the man remains a mystery. In Thank You, his much-anticipated memoir, he's finally ready to share his story - a story that many thought he'd never have the chance to tell. Written with Ben Greenman, who has written memoirs with George Clinton and Brian Wilson among others, Thank You will include a foreword by Questlove. The book was created in collaboration with Sly Stone's manager Arlene Hirschkowitz.

                                                                                                        "For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story," says Stone. "I wasn't ready. I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It's been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too."

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Speedy Wunderground - The Dubs - Vol. 1

                                                                                                          Speedy Wunderground - the revered London-based indie label headed up by producer Dan Carey alongside Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall has had numerous professional accolades, personal triumphs and evolved vastly in the last few years at a staggering pace. To note a few of these - Awards: (‘Best Small Label’ at the AIM awards and ‘UK Producer of The Year’ at the Music Producer Guild Awards for Carey). Having released debut singles/early material from a wide range of now well-established acts including: Squid, black midi, Black Country, New Road, Loyle Carner, Kae Tempest, The Lounge Society to name a few, alongside critical praise for Carey across a range of successful production work (Wet Leg, Fontaines D.C. etc) and huge acclaim for the label itself, with The Quietus effusing: ‘The label has become genuinely prestigious. It is not ridiculous to wonder whether one day it will be looked back upon with the same reverence as labels like Factory, Sarah, Zoo or Creation receive today.’

                                                                                                          To celebrate they are releasing a limited edition 7” box set (only 250 copies) containing 10 discs, 20 tracks of the original Savage Gary (Dan Carey) dub remixes from their now iconic singles series.

                                                                                                          Includes reworkings of tracks by: Archie Bronson Outfit, Toy, Natasha Khan, Scottibrains, JUCE!, Kae Tempest, Loyle Carner, Telegram, Teleman, Peluché, Melt Yourself Down, DEWEY, black midi, Black Country, New Road, All We Are, Alex Kapranos, Tiña, Pynch, PVA, Brodka, moa moa, deep tan and Honeyglaze.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1a – Archie Bronson Outfit - Mr Dan’s Dead Duck Dub
                                                                                                          1b – Toy & Natasha Khan - (Here Comes) Dub Bride
                                                                                                          2a – Scottibrains - Mr Dan's Shut Eye Dub
                                                                                                          2b - JUCE! - Mr Dan's No Brain Dub
                                                                                                          3a – Kae Tempest & Loyle Carner - Guts - Mr Dan's Balloon Dub
                                                                                                          3b – Telegram - Mr Dan's Inside Out Dub
                                                                                                          4a – Teleman - Mr Dan's Strange Dubby Nations
                                                                                                          4b – Peluché - Mr Dan's Gammy Eye Dub
                                                                                                          5a – Melt Yourself Down - Mr Dan's Another Dub
                                                                                                          5b – DEWEY - Mr Dan's Dub Me Over
                                                                                                          6a – Black Midi - Savage Gary's Dbdbdb
                                                                                                          6b – Black Country, New Road - Athen’s, France - Savage Gary’s Takedown Dub
                                                                                                          7a – All We Are & Alex Kapranos - Heart Attack - Savage Gary’s Remix
                                                                                                          7b – Tiña - Dicks In The Dub
                                                                                                          8a – Pynch - Orla Carey’s Pynch Your Lights Out Dub
                                                                                                          8b – PVA - Savage Gary's Christmas Dub
                                                                                                          9a – Brodka & Scottibrains - Wrong Dub Party
                                                                                                          9b – Moa Moa - Savage Gary’s Candy Dub
                                                                                                          10a – Deep Tan - Savage Gary’s Furry Flash
                                                                                                          10b – Honeyglaze - Savage Gary's Robber Dub Dub Remix

                                                                                                          The Boo Radleys


                                                                                                            Bringing their story to the present, Eight is the band’s eighth album, released on the band’s own Boostr label. Where last year’s album, joyful in tone yet brooding with heavyweight lyrical themes, came together as an exploration of the isolated ideas of each member, Eight is, according to vocalist and co-songwriter, Sice formed of songs recorded “purposefully to appear together on an album.” Before adding, “There is also a greater depth of integration, which means that it’s more difficult to tell which member of the band the song originated with.”

                                                                                                            Reflecting on Seeker, the new album’s opening track, written about leaning on those we trust to share life’s highs and lows, bassist and co-songwriter, Tim Brown says: “This song started out as a three-chord synth pop tune and mutated into a brassy bop courtesy of trumpeter, Nick Etwell. The electric guitar flourishes were added by Louis Smith before Sice added layers of backing vocals which help drive the song along and bring it to its joyful conclusion.”

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            CD & LP
                                                                                                            1. Seeker
                                                                                                            2. The Unconscious
                                                                                                            3. Hollow
                                                                                                            4. Skeleton Woman
                                                                                                            5. Sorrow (I Just Want To Be Free)
                                                                                                            6. Sometimes I Sleep
                                                                                                            7. Swift’s Requiem
                                                                                                            8. The Way I Am
                                                                                                            9. A Shadow Darker Than The Rest
                                                                                                            10. Wash Away That Feeling
                                                                                                            11. When I Find It Hard
                                                                                                            12. Now That’s What I Call Obscene
                                                                                                            13. How Was I To Know

                                                                                                            1. Seeker (Full Version)
                                                                                                            2. Skeleton Woman (Extended Version)
                                                                                                            3. Sometimes I Sleep (Alternative Version)
                                                                                                            4. A Shadow Darker Thank The Rest (Piano Version)
                                                                                                            5. The Hollow (Alternative Version)
                                                                                                            6. I Won't Be There With You
                                                                                                            7. That Ain't A Way Of Life
                                                                                                            8. Now I Know
                                                                                                            9. All Thing Must Pass - Live At The Cavern 2022
                                                                                                            10. Spaniard - Live At The Cavern 2022
                                                                                                            11. Find The Answer Within - Live At The Cavern 2022

                                                                                                            Willie J Healey


                                                                                                              Is Willie J Healey your favourite artists’ favourite artist? You better believe it. Alex Turner, Joe Talbot of IDLES, Jamie T and Orlando Weeks are among those who believe, most having come onboard following the Neil Young-meets-The Beatles-meets Elvis Costello charms of his 2020 album ‘Twin Heavy’. And while Willie has largely been the preserve of those in the know, that’s all about to change. When Florence Welch heard his upcoming album ‘Bunny’ via its producer, her friend Loren Humphrey, as well as through YALA! Records co-founder Felix White, she was sufficiently impressed to invite Willie and his band on this autumn’s Florence + The Machine arena tour.

                                                                                                              If you’ve already discovered the album’s introductory track, ‘Tiger Woods’, you’ll have had a first taste of why Florence was so won over. It sees Willie dive headfirst into a style of music he has always loved, but that never previously found its way into his own songs. It’s a low-slung, sensual ‘70s-style jam which simultaneously calls to mind Sly and The Family Stone, Philly soul, ‘Midnite Vultures’-era Beck and a little OutKast.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                              1. Woke Up Smiling
                                                                                                              2. Dreams
                                                                                                              3. Tiger Woods
                                                                                                              4. Thank You
                                                                                                              5. Bumble Bee
                                                                                                              6. Black Camaro
                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                              1. Sure Feels Good
                                                                                                              2. Chrome
                                                                                                              3. Late Night Driving
                                                                                                              4. Little Sister
                                                                                                              5. Morning Teeth
                                                                                                              6. Bumble Bee Reprise
                                                                                                              7. Bluebird

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