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The Orielles

Tableau

    The Orielles have created their first genuinely contemporary record – an experimental double album self-produced in collaboration with producer Joel Anthony Patchett (King Krule, Tim Burgess). In doing so, the Orielles have utilised holistic jazz practices, oblique 21st century electronica, experimental 1960s tape loop methods, otherworldly AutoTuned vocal sounds, the downer dub of Burial, Sonic Youth’s focus on improvisation and feedback, and Brian Eno’s legendary Oblique Strategy cards.

    TRACK LISTING

    Chromo I
    Chromo II
    Airtight
    The Instrument
    The Improvisation 001
    Television
    Some Day Later
    Darkened Corners
    Honfleur Remembered
    Beam/s
    To Offer, To Erase
    The Room
    By Its Light
    Transmission
    Drawn And Defined
    Stones

    TVAM

    High Art Lite

      TVAM self-released his much-acclaimed debut Psychic Data in the autumn of 2018, something of a cult-classic, the album joined the dots between Suicide’s deconstructed rock ’n’ roll, Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise. Psychic Data spawned an ‘Album Of The Day’ at BBC 6Music whilst signature tune ‘Porsche Majeure’ featured in HBO’s smash-hit ‘Succession’.

      Fast forward the VCR to 2022, High Art Lite takes a different tilt to its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal.The colours are blown-out and the brightness is cranked up.TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil, are all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but this time with an urgent belief in the human condition.

      A heady mix of Black Mirror’s modern fables, JG Ballard’s gated communities of sun-drenched wealth, and Mulholland Drive’s boulevard of broken daydreams, High Art Lite offers an all-inclusive package of redemption.

      High Art Lite is the first-ever Dinked Edition collaboration with Invada Records.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      Future Flesh
      Every Day In Every Way
      Club Nautico (Part 1)
      Piz Buin
      Double Lucifer
      Shallow Ends
      Side B
      Semantics
      Say Anything
      Host
      Club Nautico (Part 2)
      High Art Lite

      Cate Le Bon

      Cyrk & Cyrk II - 10th Anniversary Edition

        There are small musical touches throughout CYRK which make it distinctive from the work of any other singer-songwriter, colouring the record with splashes of ingenious eccentricity and psych-pop flourishes. Cyrk II is gentler and dreamier, a pleasant blend that gives way to soothing harmonies with less of the eccentricities that Le Bon has become known for. 2022 marks 10 years of the release of both Cyrk and Cyrk II.

        Cryk
        Cate Le Bon’s second album, Cyrk, was released to widespread acclaim in 2012 and saw the Welsh singer/songwriter play live across the world, including being invited by St Vincent to tour the United States. There are small musical touches throughout CYRK which make it distinctive from the work of any other singer-songwriter, colouring the record with splashes of ingenious eccentricity and psych-pop flourishes.

        Cryk II
        Cryk II is a collection of the 5 tracks that didn’t make it onto the Cyrk , the rationale being that they’re distinctively different from those on the parent LP. Cyrk II is gentler and dreamier, a pleasant blend that gives way to soothing harmonies with less of the eccentricities that Le Bon has become known for.

        “A songwriter this unique and talented shouldn’t be standing in anyone’s shadow.” Pitchfork

        “Cyrk is a curious musical brew that blends Velvet Underground-style shaggy jangles with a kind of bucolic psych-folk sound” BBC Music

        “One of the most characterful voices of recent times” MOJO

        "A common thread can be found in CYRK, Cate's second album: the application of a sincere pop-song sensibility, and a yen for the surreal that sidesteps the zany." NME

        The Murder Capital

        Gigi's Recovery

          The Murder Capital’s second studio album Gigi’s Recovery, produced by John Congleton, will be released on January 20, 2023 via Human Season Records. 

          The Murder Capital’s first album ‘When I Have Fears’ had all its songs written and recorded within the first 9 months of the band knowing each other.

          Now, with ‘Gigi’s Recovery’, the band had to learn to navigate their personal relationships through the relationships they harnessed with these new songs. Without knowing what these songs would sound like, the band knew what they wanted them to feel like- and worked backwards from there - “We had this slightly tongue-in-cheek mantra at the near-beginning of writing this record, it was - The evolution will not be compromised. This kept us on a course, even when we didn’t know where we were going”. And that’s exactly how The Murder Capital ended up with an album that is both totally pure and yet completely confident in its direction.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Existence
          2. Crying 
          3. Return My Head
          4. Ethel
          5. The Stars Will Leave Their Stage
          6. Belonging
          7. The Lie Becomes The Self
          8. A Thousand Lives
          9. We Had To Disappear
          10. Only Good Things
          11. Gigi's Recovery
          12. Exist

          Various Artists

          DJ-Kicks: Theo Parrish

            Growing up in Chicago, later Detroit-based music producer, Theo Parrish is internationally well known for his own inimitable downtempo house music style. The approach Parrish took to compiling DJ-Kicks was very ambitious, inviting his Detroit peers to produce a collection of brand new material, and in turn creating the first ever all exclusive entry to the esteemed series.

            "Detroit creates. But rarely imitates. Why? We hear and see many from other places do that with what we originate. No need to follow. Get it straight. In the Great Lakes there are always more under the surface than those that appear to penetrate the top layer of attention and recognition. What about them that defy tradition? Those that side step the inaccurate definitions often given from outside positions? This is that evidence. Enjoy."

            • First official compilation by Theo Parrish
            • All exclusive unreleased material
            • Includes new music from Theo Parrish
            • 19 tracks mixed across a two volume CD set
            • Triple LP sampler containing 15 full length tracks


            TRACK LISTING

            CD1:
            1. De'Sean Jones & Ideeyah - Pressure
            2. Donald Lee Roland II - Simba's Theme
            3. Meftah - When The Sun Falls
            4. Theo Parrish & Duminie DePorres - The Real Deal
            5. Specter - The Upper Room
            6. Deon Jamar - North End Funk
            7. Ian Fink - Moonlight (Duality/Detroit Live Version)
            CD2:
            1. John C & Meftah - Full
            2. MBtheLight - AGAIN (T’s Edit)
            3. De'Sean Jones - Psalm 23
            4. Raybone Jones - Green Funk
            5. Jon Dixon - Wind Drifts (Instrumental)
            6. Whodat & Sophiyah.e - Don’t Know
            7. KESSWA - Chasing Delerium Feat. Nova Zai
            8. Raj Mahal - Hudsons
            9. De'Sean Jones - Flash Spain
            10. Jason Hogans - Surrounded By Trees
            11. Howard Thomas - Experiment 10
            12. Sterling Toles - Janis

            3LP:
            A1. De'Sean Jones & Ideeyah - Pressure
            A2. Donald Lee Roland II - Simba's Theme
            A3. Jason Hogans - Surrounded By Trees
            B1. John C & Meftah - Full
            B2. Meftah - When The Sun Falls
            B3. De'Sean Jones - Psalm 23
            C1. Ian Fink - Moonlight (Duality/Detroit Live Version)
            C2. KESSWA - Chasing Delerium Feat. Nova Zai
            D1. Specter - The Upper Room
            D2. Raj Mahal - Hudsons
            E1. Raybone Jones - Green Funk
            E2. Whodat & Sophiyah.e - Don’t Know
            F1. Howard Thomas - Experiment 10
            F2. MBtheLight - AGAIN (T’s Edit)
            F3. Sterling Toles - Janis 

            Arctic Monkeys

            The Car

              The Car is the seventh studio album from Arctic Monkeys. Featuring ten new songs written by Alex Turner, produced by James Ford and recorded at Butley Priory, Suffolk, La Frette, Paris and RAK Studios, London.

              TRACK LISTING

              SIDE A
              1. There'd Better Be A Mirrorball
              2. I Ain't Quite Where I Think I Am
              3. Sculptures Of Anything Goes
              4. Jet Skis On The Moat
              5. Body Paint

              SIDE B
              6. The Car
              7. Big Ideas
              8. Hello You
              9. Mr Schwartz
              10. Perfect Sense

              Brix Smith

              Valley Of The Dolls

                The inimitable post-punk icon Brix Smith is held in high regard for her work with The Fall, The Adult Net andThe Extricated, but even after four decades in the game she’s still embracing new musical horizons with characteristic intensity. Since announcing details of debut solo album, her current adventure has been highlighted by NME, Clash and Louder Than War while picking up fresh airplay at 6 Music.

                Produced by the Grammy Award winning Youth (The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, Killing Joke), Brix’s seemingly effortlessly cool vocals top a mix of power-pop addictiveness, ragged garage-rock riffs and classic grunge melody. Given its explosive energy.

                The album was started during lockdown, with Brix and Youth collaborating remotely between her home in London and his base in Spain. She has described the album as sounding like a cross between The Breeders and Hole with an atmosphere that’s “very dystopian California.” It features special guests including Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama and Shakespears Sister.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Living Thru My Despair
                2. Fast Net
                3. Aphrodite
                4. California Smile
                5. Changing
                6. Black Rainbow Sky
                7. Say I'm Ur No.1
                8. Valley Girl
                9. All My Luv
                10. Black Butterfly

                Goat

                Oh Death

                  Formidable psychic warriors, channelers of the mystic and proponents of a spiritual quest that transcends this realm, Goat remain a band shrouded in mystery. Travelling from their inscrutable origins in the Swedish village of Korpilombo across the stages and festivals of the world in the last decade, this band has created their incendiary music entirely according to their own co-ordinates.

                  With all this in mind, the casual observer might have guessed from its title that ‘Requiem’, their beatific and melancholic album of 2016, was to be their last. Yet the ancestral spirits summoned by their art are always restless. Thus the eternal cycles of rebirth have triumphantly produced ‘Oh Death’ - a ceremonial conflagration as powerful as any this band has made.Invigorated by forces we can only guess at the origins of, ‘Oh Death’ is a party to which all are welcome. Blithely waving away easy classification, these heat-hazed serenades are just as comfortable in the headspace of vicious ‘70s funk as they are in zesty ZE records post-punk.

                  Folk-haunted incantations and free jazz skronk here find common ground, buoyed by relentless forward motion and raucous energy. Yet all of the above is locked into a delirious gnostic groove that threatens to throw the whole shebang spiraling into orbit. ‘Oh Death’ is driven by a supernatural charge that unifies, invigorates and transcends borders, whether geographical, musical, or between this world and the next. In the hands of these sages and soothsayers, this is just the beginning. Goat Is ‘Oh Death’, Long Live Goat.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  01. Soon You Die
                  02. Chukua Pesa
                  03. Under No Nation
                  04. Do The Dance
                  05. Apegoat
                  06. Goatmilk
                  07. Blow The Horns
                  08. Remind Yourself
                  09. Blessings
                  10. Passes Like Clouds

                  The Big Moon

                  Here Is Everything

                    THEMES: Motherhood, parenthood, birth, lockdown, friendships, love.

                    The last time you heard them it was welcoming the release of their dazzling second album, Walking Like We Do, back in January 2020, when life was very different to how it is now. That was a coming-of-age record, bold songs for Saturday nights and sad songs for Sunday mornings. So much has changed, continues to change, and promises to change some more. And in this world of constant change, we yearn for the familiarity of a constant. Thankfully, one constant remains the unique, jubilant, unassailable bond that sews this brilliant London band together and what that does for their music, too. Another such constant is their collective ear for melody and knack for writing smart, sharp, and infectious indie-pop knockouts.

                    Like so many records landing in store and on streaming services right now, Here Is Everything was conceived during the weight and worry of lockdown in a pandemic. Worlds were turned upside down and inside out. Lives became seismically different, whilst every day a carbon copy of the last. So, whilst Covid pulled the duvet tightly up over our heads and sat on it whilst we muffle-screamed that we could not breathe, it was also the unlikely backdrop to welcoming new life. Vocalist Juliette Jackson might have started lockdown teaching fans how to play guitar on Zoom to help pay the rent (including, to her eternal bemusement, one Courtney Love), she ended it as mother to a super little human being.

                    Here is Everything documents the arrival of that fragile but mighty baby in real time, and the excitement and fear felt by this fragile but mighty mother. Meanwhile, the rest of the band doubled-down in the studio, taking Jules’ embryonic song frameworks and stepping forward as one, revelling in an innate, giddy togetherness and with a clutch of genuinely fantastic tunes.

                    The record is introduced today by Wide Eyes, a pure, uplifting song of collective jubilance. It sounds like a band in the form of their lives, having the time of their lives, and against all the odds. It sounds instantly like The Big Moon whilst sounding unlike any of the music that’s gone before it.

                    Here Is Everything was mostly self-produced, with the expert guidance and expertise of Adam Cecil Bartlett (Self Esteem, Jehnny Beth, PJ Harvey) and the Grammy Award winning producer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Deer Hunter, and the producer of Walking Like We Do).


                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. 2 Lines
                    2. Wide Eyes
                    3. Daydreaming
                    4. This Love
                    5. Sucker Punch
                    6. My Very Best
                    7. Ladye Bay
                    8. Trouble
                    9. High & Low
                    10. Magic
                    11. Satellites

                    Gilla Band

                    Most Normal

                      Competition Time!

                      Preorder the album and you could be in with a chance of winning an A4 canvas artworked by Dara Keily of the band. There are only 8 of these. Each canvas is an artwork related to one of the 12 tracks on the album.
                      *NPN


                      For their first album as Gilla Band, (formerly Girl Band) the foursome has redrawn their own paradigm. Most Normal is like little you’ve heard before, a kaleidoscopic spectrum of noise put in service of broken pop songs, FX-strafed Avant-punk rollercoaster rides and passages of futurist dancefloor nihilism.

                      Covid lockdown robbed Gilla Band of any opportunity to try the new material out live, but the pandemic also incinerated any idea of a deadline for the new album. They were free to tinker at leisure, to rewrite and restructure and reinvent tracks they’d cut – to, as drummer Adam Faulkner puts it, “pull things apart and be like, ‘Let’s try this. We could try out every wild idea.”

                      The group also fell under the spell of modern hip-hop, “where there’s really heavy-handed production and they’re messing with the track the whole time,” says Fox. “That felt like a fun route to go down, it was a definite influence.”

                      Most Normal opens with an absolute industrial-noise banger that sounds like a manic house-party throbbing through the walls of the next room as a downed jetliner brings death from above. What follows is unpredictable, leading the listener through a sonic house of mirrors, where the unexpected awaits around every corner.

                      The common thread holding Most Normal’s ambitious Avant-pop shapes together is frontman Dara Kiely. Throughout, he’s an antic, antagonistic presence, barking wild, hilarious, unsettling spiels, babbling about smearing fish with lubricant or dressing up in bin-liners or having to wear hand-me-down boot-cut jeans (“It was a big, shameful thing, growing up, not being able to afford the look I wanted and having to wear all my brother’s old clothes”, says Kiely).

                      Most Normal, then, is a triumph, the bold work of a group who’ve taken the time to evolve their ideas, to deconstruct and reconstruct their music and rebuild it into something new, something challenging and infinitely rewarding. It’s a headphone masterpiece. It’s a majestic exploration of the infinite possibilities of noise. It’s a bold riposte to your parochial beliefs on whatever a pop song can or should be. It’s the best work these musicians have put to (mangled) tape.

                      *NPN
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                      TRACK LISTING

                      The Gum
                      Eight Fivers
                      Backwash
                      Gushie
                      Binliner Fashion
                      Capgras
                      The Weirds
                      I Was Away
                      Almost Soon
                      Red Polo Neck
                      Pratfall
                      Post Ryan 

                      Alvvays

                      Blue Rev

                        Alvvays never intended to take five years to finish their third album, the nervy joyride that is the compulsively lovable Blue Rev. In fact, the band began writing and cutting its first bits soon after releasing 2017’s Antisocialites, that stunning sophomore record that confirmed the Toronto quintet’s status atop a new generation of winning and whip-smart indie rock.

                        Global lockdowns notwithstanding, circumstances both ordinary and entirely unpredictable stunted those sessions. Alvvays toured more than expected, a surefire interruption for a band that doesn’t write on the road. A watchful thief then broke into singer Molly Rankin’s apartment and swiped a recorder full of demos, one day before a basement flood nearly ruined all the band’s gear. They subsequently lost a rhythm section and, due to border closures, couldn’t rehearse for months with their masterful new one, drummer Sheridan Riley and bassist Abbey Blackwell.

                        At least the five-year wait was worthwhile: Blue Rev doesn’t simply reassert what’s always been great about Alvvays but instead reimagines it. They have, in part and sum, never been better. There are 14 songs on Blue Rev, making it not only the longest Alvvays album but also the most harmonically rich and lyrically provocative.

                        There are newly aggressive moments here—the gleeful and snarling guitar solo at the heart of opener “Pharmacist,” or the explosive cacophony near the middle of “Many Mirrors.” And there are some purely beautiful spans, too—the church- organ fantasia of “Fourth Figure,” or the blue-skies bridge of “Belinda Says.” But the power and magic of Blue Rev stems from Alvvays’ ability to bridge ostensible binaries, to fuse elements that seem antithetical in single songs—cynicism and empathy, anger and play, clatter and melody, the soft and the steely. The luminous poser kiss-off of “Velveteen,” the lovelorn confusion of “Tile by Tile,” the panicked but somehow reassuring rush of “After the Earthquake”.

                        The songs of Blue Rev thrive on immediacy and intricacy, so good on first listen that the subsequent spins where you hear all the details are an inevitability.

                        This perfectly dovetailed sound stems from an unorthodox—and, for Alvvays, wholly surprising—recording process, unlike anything they’ve ever done. Alvvays are fans of fastidious demos, making maps of new tunes so complete they might as well have topographical contour lines.

                        But in October 2021, when they arrived at a Los Angeles studio with fellow Canadian Shawn Everett, he urged them to forget the careful planning they’d done and just play the stuff, straight to tape. On the second day, they ripped through Blue Rev front-to-back twice, pausing only 15 seconds between songs and only 30 minutes between full album takes. And then, as Everett has done on recent albums by The War on Drugs and Kacey Musgraves, he spent an obsessive amount of time alongside Alvvays filling in the cracks, roughing up the surfaces, and mixing the results. This hybridized approach allowed the band to harness each song’s absolute core, then grace it with texture and depth. Notice the way, for instance, that “Tom Verlaine” bursts into a jittery jangle; then marvel at the drums and drum machines ricocheting off one another, the harmonies that crisscross, and the stacks of guitar that rise between riff and hiss, subtle but essential layers that reveal themselves in time.

                        Every element of Alvvays leveled up in the long interim between albums: Riley is a classic dynamo of a drummer, with the power of a rock deity and the finesse of a jazz pedigree. Their roommate, in-demand bassist Blackwell, finds the center of a song and entrenches it. Keyboardist Kerri MacLellan joined Rankin and guitarist Alec O’Hanley to write more this time, reinforcing the band’s collective quest to break patterns heard on their first two albums.

                        The results are beyond question: Blue Rev has more twists and surprises than Alvvays’ cumulative past, and the band seems to revel in these taken chances. This record is fun and often funny, from the hilarious reply-guy bash of “Very Online Guy” to the parodic grind of “Pomeranian Spinster.”

                        Alvvays’ self-titled debut, released when much of the band was still in its early 20s, offered speculation about a distant future—marriage, professionalism, interplanetary citizenship. Antisocialites wrestled with the woes of the now, especially the anxieties of inching toward adulthood. Named for the sugary alcoholic beverage Rankin and MacLellan used to drink as teens on rural Cape Breton, Blue Rev looks both back at that country past and forward at an uncertain world, reckoning with what we lose whenever we make a choice about what we want to become.

                        The spinster with her Pomeranians or Belinda with her babies? The kid fleeing Bristol by train or the loyalist stunned to see old friends return? “How do I gauge whether this is stasis or change?” Rankin sings during the first verse of the plangent and infectious “Easy on Your Own?” In that moment, she pulls the ties tight between past, present, and future to ask hard questions about who we’re going to become, and how. Sure, it arrives a few years later than expected, but the answer for Alvvays is actually simple: They’ve changed gradually, growing on Blue Rev into one of their generation’s most complete and riveting rock bands.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1 Pharmacist (2:04)
                        2 Easy On Your Own? (2:55)
                        3 After The Earthquake (3:05)
                        4 Tom Verlaine (3:26)
                        5 Pressed (2:10)
                        6 Many Mirrors (2:59)
                        7 Very Online Guy (2:22)
                        8 Velveteen (3:10)
                        9 Tile By Tile (2:58)
                        10 Pomeranian Spinster (3:25)
                        11 Belinda Says (2:45)
                        12 Bored In Bristol (3:00)
                        13 Lottery Noises (3:18)
                        14 Fourth Figure (1:20)

                        Sorry

                        Anywhere But Here

                          London once again features as a prominent character on Sorry’s second studio album, Anywhere But Here.

                          "If our first version of London in 925 was innocent and fresh-faced, then this is rougher around the edges. It's a much more haggard place," Louis says.

                          Earwigged conversations, text messages, snatched speech recorded underground; the city’s discarded words fed into the lyrics which map the experience of urban life on a young and frustrated generation. Produced alongside Portishead’s Adrian Utley in Bristol, the result is an angular, acerbic, bittersweet triumph.

                          Bonny Light Horseman

                          Rolling Golden Holy

                            Bonny Light Horseman’s self-titled debut was a folk masterclass, reimagining centuries-old standards with effortless grace and wonder. Those Grammy-nominated, listtopping recordings not only suggested renewed possibilities for aging songbooks but also marked the arrival of a trio fully capable of reorienting the wider folk landscape. Still, if it felt at all like the work of some short-lived supergroup or a one-off diversion (it never was), Rolling Golden Holy rebuffs the notion with preternatural beauty and charm, and imagination. These songs, all originals, follow the paths of the traditional tunes the band cherishes to new frontiers, the sounds and situations of history given the gravity and shape of now. This is a band working at the edge of modern folk.

                            After the release of their debut, Anaïs Mitchell, Josh Kaufman, and Eric D. Johnson began discussing their next steps, loosely planning on writing and recording stints. Those sessions were delayed for all the unpredictable but nowfamiliar reasons until the Spring of 2021, when the trio reconvened with their families in tow in upstate New York. Their chemistry remained intact. Johnson’s wife Annie had listened to him work with dozens of collaborators over the decades, but, listening in from one room over, she noted he’d never seemed so at ease and productive as he was with Kaufman and Mitchell in Woodstock. They were perfecting “California,” a timely and incorruptible classic about moving on in search of something else, something more. These sessions were a series of “yes, and” encounters, each one encouraging the others to take an idea and run with it further to the new safety net they’ve built together, for one another.

                            These songs continually suggest and embody an unspoken continuum between traditional and modern folk. Mitchell finds self-sustaining adoration in steamy backseats, nighttime visions, and seasonal storms during “Summer Dream,” crisscrossing generational symbols to tie past, present, and future into a Gordian knot of devotion. Johnson reaches back to 19th-century wartime on “Someone to Weep for Me” to empathize with someone else descended from “a long line of nobodies,” just trying to live long enough to feel like he’s mattered to anyone at all, a notion that knows neither age nor border. Johnson and Mitchell trade lines on “Exile,” their luminous response to another of humanity’s eternal conundrums—how to revel in relationships that we know will one day leave us lonely. Love and loss, death and fear: the songs may be different, but the emotional sources remain.

                            The band thrives in rendering fresh wisdom and insight from old models, whether scraps of ancient songs or the spark of entwined voices. Theirs is a space created for sharing, learning, singing, and playing as one. Rolling Golden Holy is the band’s testament to partnership and trust at a moment when we crave such connections so much. They fully appreciate what they have found in one another. On Rolling Golden Holy, we get to live inside that magic, too.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1/ Exile (3:34)
                            2/ Comrade Sweetheart (3:33)
                            3/ California (3:16)
                            4/ Summer Dream (5:21)
                            5/ Gone By Fall (2:49)
                            6/ Sweetbread (3:41)
                            7/ Someone To Weep For Me (3:21)
                            8/ Fleur De Lis (4:24)
                            9/ Once On Another Day (3:24) – VINYL ONLY
                            10/ Fair Annie (3:01)
                            11/ Cold Rain And Snow (2:48)

                            The Cult

                            Under The Midnight Sun

                              The Cult has reveled in a storied career. From the pre-millennial iconic Love album bursting with idealism and the full on blast of 2001’s Beyond Good & Evil to the recent biting truth of Hidden City, the band has lived their art. How the future unfolds will be decided in part by current culture's response and the group’s response. One thing is for sure, The Cult will respond. It’s what they do.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1 Mirror
                              2 A Cut Inside
                              3 Vendetta X
                              4 Give Me Mercy
                              5 Outer Heaven
                              6 Knife Through Butterfly Heart
                              7 Impermanence
                              8 Under The Midnight Sun

                              Dungen

                              En Är För Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog

                                Dungen, torch bearers of Sweden’s rich and fabled history of pastoral psychedelia, return with En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog, the band’s first full-length album since 2015’s Allas Sak. Creating their own critical and fervent, fan-based lane for guitar-powered, melodic and magisterial rock ‘n’ roll when their 2004 album Ta Det Lugnt broke down, and though, global barriers, Dungen have since left a staggering array of albums, and a prodigious live presence, in the embers of their burning wake. En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog (English translation: "One is too much and a thousand is never enough") finds Dungen’s core four members Gustav Ejstes, Reine Fiske, Mattias Gustavsson, and Johan Holmegard in pure form, their now decades deep collaboration in total focus and elevated to new heights unobstructed by the spirits that once haunted and shaped the band’s music.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Skövde
                                2. Om Det Finns Något Som Du Vill Fråga Mig
                                3. Nattens Sista Strimma Ljus
                                4. Möbler
                                5. Höstens Färger
                                6. Var Har Du Varit?
                                7. Klockan Slår Den Är Mycket Nu
                                8. En Är För Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog
                                9. Om Natten

                                Bartees Strange

                                Farm To Table

                                  Born in Ipswich, England to a military father and opera-singer mother Bartees had a peripatetic early childhood before eventually settling in Mustang, Oklahoma. Later, Bartees cut his teeth playing in hardcore bands in Washington D.C. and Brooklyn whilst working in the Barack Obama administration and (eventually) the environmental movement. Since charting a path as a solo artist, Bartees Strange has released two records in quick succession: an EP reimagining songs by The National (Say Goodbye To Pretty Boy, 2020) and his debut album proper Live Forever (2020).

                                  Farm to Table, which also includes recent single ‘Heavy Heart’, is the second album from Washington D.C. resident Bartees Leon Cox Jr.. Where his 2020 debut record Live Forever introduced the experiences and places that shaped Bartees (Flagey Brussels, Mustang Oklahoma), Farm to Table zeros in on the people – specifically his family – and those closest to him on his journey so far. With his career firmly on the ascent, Farm to Table examines Bartees’ constantly shapeshifting relationship with life post-Live Forever. It also speaks to a deeper lore that says, don’t forget where you came from, and this album is why. Always remembering where he came from, across 10 songs Bartees is celebrating the past, moving towards the future, and fully appreciating the present.

                                  An unapologetic and braggadocious indie-trap banger, new single ‘Cosigns’ celebrates Bartees’ peers, collaborators and friends; name-checking the likes of Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Courtney Barnett, Lucy Dacus, through a genre-defying outpouring somewhere between swaggering hip hop and euphoric alt rock. The song ends on a poem he wrote in his early 20s, “I don’t know how to be full, it’s the hardest to know, I keep consuming I can’t give it up, It’s never enough.” ‘Cosigns’ is also a moment for Bartees to acknowledge himself, giving himself credence and unashamedly basking in that glow. Its accompanying official video was directed by Pooneh Ghana.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Heavy Heart
                                  A2. Mulholland Dr.
                                  A3. Wretched
                                  A4. Cosigns
                                  A5. Tours
                                  B1. Hold The Line
                                  B2. We Were Only Close For Like Two Weeks
                                  B3. Escape This Circus
                                  B4. Daily News (Vinyl Only Track)
                                  B5. Black Gold
                                  B6. Hennessy

                                  Seahawks

                                  Infinite Echo

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                                    Cornish cosmic relaxation institution Seahawks return to Cascine for a fresh suite of voyaging Balearica, tinged with ocean mist, astral dub, and artificial intelligence: Infinite Echo. Helmed by perennial co-captains Jon Tye (founder of Lo Recordings) and Pete Fowler (acclaimed Welsh visual artist), their latest collection emerged from a series of scraps and vignettes informed by a breadth of eclectic chillness (mid-80's digital new age in the Higher Octave vein, Michael McDonald remixed by Oneohtrix Point Never, etc.), then fleshed out with Lyra Pramuk's Siren Songs app and Holly Herndon’s Holly+ software, rendering it choral, otherworldly, and “emotional in a new kind of way.” The results sound elevated and ineffable, like music heard at the edge of dreams, hinting at worlds yet to come. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Beams Of Love
                                    2. Galaxy Time
                                    3. Sometimes We Fly
                                    4. Space Oracle
                                    5. The Other Shore
                                    6. Spirits Guide Us
                                    7. Falling Into Space
                                    8. Forever Now
                                    9. We Are Dream
                                    10. Blue Surround
                                    11. Beams Of Love (Edit)
                                    12. We Are Dream (Edit)
                                    13. Falling Into Space (Edit)

                                    Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan

                                    Districts, Roads, Open Space

                                      Fresh from a performance at the End Of The Road festival, Gordon Chapman-Fox presents the third album from Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan. A deluxe vinyl pressing presented in two colour variants with a full colour inner sleeve.

                                      “With my return to Warrington and Runcorn”, says Gordon Chapman-Fox, “The music began to reflect the social isolation of New Towns life. This was mirrored by its creation through two years of pandemic lockdown.

                                      “The music is perhaps the loneliest and most spacious I have created so far - the Open Spaces in the album title taking on multiple interpretations. The focus and feel of the album is not inspired by the architecture of new towns, but the lives lived in them. I think the precise planning new towns and creating specific zones for different activities - working, shopping and living - created an artificial way of life. One that failed to understand the sheer messiness of human existence.

                                      “Musically the canvas is more epic before. The first side comprising two epic tracks, and the second side introducing Euclidean sequencing to create disorientating, evolving melodies.”

                                      Chapman-Fox continues to find the wonder in his exploration of new towns and their impact on the lives and minds who worked and lived there. His Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan output to date has reached far and wide and garnered incredible responses from fans and critics across the world. Resonating with new town locals, architects, designers and anyone who appreciates beautifully constructed, evocative electronic compositions. The sound palette is expanded to wonderful effect on this new release. He continues to work on further Warrington-Runcorn material while touring Districts, Roads, Open Spaces throughout the UK for the rest of 2022. 

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Golden Square
                                      2. Community Square
                                      3. Old Hall
                                      4. Locking Stumps
                                      5. The Key To A New Home Of Your Own
                                      6. Buzby's Lullaby

                                      Panda Bear & Sonic Boom

                                      Reset

                                        Although Panda Bear and Sonic Boom are no strangers to each other’s music, Reset marks their first collaborative release. When SB pitched an idea to take their working relationship to the next level, he reckoned PB might reject the proposition outright—in the nine gloriously, feverishly hook-bound tracks of Reset, though, you can hear exactly how much he loved the prospect.

                                        SB’s notion was simple enough: After lugging his records to Portugal years ago, his fascination was renewed by old favorites and standards he had not heard in years. Something struck him, the way the ornate intros by Eddie Cochran or the Everly Brothers felt largely like stage curtains, compelling in their own right even if they had very little to do with the hits that followed. SB began crafting loops from these preambles, twisting and bending the parts like scrap metal before sending them onto PB.

                                        The kernel of Reset emerged not long after international lockdowns began. If making it supplied temporary medicine for the duo, it is now permanently so for the rest of us, a reminder that sometimes playing and singing along to old favorites with friends can be enough to make the world feel a bit better.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Gettin’ To The Point
                                        2. Go On
                                        3. Everyday
                                        4. Edge Of The Edge
                                        5. In My Body
                                        6. Whirlpool
                                        7. Danger
                                        8. Livin’ In The After
                                        9. Everything’s Been Leading To This

                                        Dry Cleaning

                                        Stumpwork

                                          The South London-based group’s first studio album, recorded in just two weeks with producer John Parish at the iconic Rockfield Studios, became a huge critical and commercial success reaching #4 in the UK Album Charts and featuring in best-of-2021 polls across the board. Buoyed by its success, Nick Buxton (drums), Tom Dowse (guitar), Lewis Maynard (bass) and Florence Shaw (vocals) returned to rural Wales in late 2021, partnering once more with Parish and engineer Joe Jones. Working from a position of trust in the same studio and with the same team, imposter syndrome and anxiety was replaced by a fresh freedom and openness to explore beyond an already rangy sonic palette, a newfound confidence in their creative vision. A longer period in the studio afforded the time to experiment, improvise, play, sharpen their table tennis skills.

                                          Stumpwork was inspired by a plethora of events, concepts, and political debacles, be they represented in the icy mess of ambient elements reflecting a certain existential despair, or the surprising warmth in celebrating the lives of loved ones lost through the previous year. Surrealist lyrics are as ever at the forefront – but there is a sensitivity now to the themes of family, money, politics, self-deprecation, and sensuality. Furious alt-rock anthems combine across the record with jangle pop and ambient noise, demonstrating the wealth of influences the band feed off and their deep musicality. With the pressure of their debut album behind them, Dry Cleaning have crafted an ambitious and deeply rewarding new work that marks them out as one of the most intelligent and exciting acts to come out of the UK.

                                          The album and single artwork were conceived and created by multi-disciplinary artists Rottingdean Bazaar and photographer Annie Collinge. James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks of Rottingdean Bazaar first worked with Dry Cleaning directing the official video for ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’ and as their creative partnership with the band continues to flourish, they have fashioned a brilliantly unique visual identity for Stumpwork.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Anna Calls From The Arctic
                                          2. Kwenchy Kups
                                          3. Gary Ashby
                                          4. Driver’s Story
                                          5. Hot Penny Day
                                          6. Stumpwork
                                          7. No Decent Shoes For Rain
                                          8. Don’t Press Me
                                          9. Conservative Hell
                                          10. Liberty Log
                                          11. Icebergs

                                          Bill Callahan

                                          YTI⅃AƎЯ

                                            “And we’re coming out of dreams / And we’re coming back to dreams” is the first thing you hear Bill say as you remake your acquaintance on YTI⅃AƎЯ. Right out the gate, he’s standing in two places at once: meeting up with old friends behind the scenes and encountering them on the record, finding himself coming round the bend and then again as someone else on down the line. Like the character actor he played on Gold Record, writing stories about other people, telling jokes about everyone, and in singing them, becoming the songs.

                                            From the beautiful to the jarring, intrepid explorer Callahan charts a passage through all kinds of territory, pitting dreams of dreams against dreams of reality. When he makes it back to us, his old friends 'n acquaintances, we are reminded how much of a world it can be out there - and in here as well, where we live everyday.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            First Bird
                                            Everyway
                                            Bowevil
                                            Partition
                                            Lily
                                            Naked Souls
                                            Coyotes
                                            Drainface
                                            Natural Information
                                            The Horse
                                            Planets
                                            Last One At The Party

                                            Broken Bells

                                            Into The Blue

                                              Featuring two of the bigger names in indie and alternative music - the Shins' singer/guitarist James Mercer and producer/multi-instrumentalist Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse - Broken Bells combined the pair's greatest strengths. On 2010's Grammy nominated self-titled debut and 2014's more structured After the Disco, Mercer's gift for indelible, slightly spooky melodies and Burton's atmospheric productions complemented each other perfectly. In the late 2010s, the duo reconvened to release a succession of singles ahead of their third album.

                                              Mercer and Burton were inspired to collaborate when they met at 2004's Roskilde music festival in Denmark, where they discovered they were fans of each other's work. However, they didn't start writing and recording together as a band until March 2008, when Mercer holed up in Burton's home studio in Los Angeles. They took a different approach to working together than with their other projects: Burton avoided the sample-heavy style he used on The Grey Album and Beck's Modern Guilt, and played only live instruments; Mercer broadened his vocal style to include falsettos and deeper registers. Mercer and Burton made their official debut as Broken Bells in 2009, releasing their debut single, "The High Road," late that year. Their self-titled debut album came out in March 2010; it reached number seven on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was nominated for a Best Alternative Album award at the 2011 Grammy Awards. In 2011, the Meyrin Fields EP arrived, featuring previously unreleased tracks as well as the title track, which was the B-side to the single "The Ghost Inside."

                                              Following Meyrin Fields' release, the two halves of Broken Bells spent some time on other projects: Burton produced music for artists including Norah Jones and Portugal. The Man, while Mercer rebooted the Shins with 2012's Port of Morrow. Broken Bells returned in February 2014 with After the Disco, a more structured set of songs that touched on synth pop and new wave as well as disco influences. The following year, the duo issued the After the Disco outtake "It's That Talk Again" as a stand-alone track.

                                              Once again, Mercer and Burton devoted a few years to their other commitments. Burton lent his production skills to A$AP Rocky, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, and Karen O. Meanwhile, Mercer issued a pair of Shins albums, 2017's Heartworms and 2018's reimagining of that album, The Worm's Heart. Later in 2018, the duo reconvened as Broken Bells to release the track "Shelter." Another single, "Good Luck," arrived in September 2019 as they continued to work toward their next full-length. With the 2022 release of the moody "We're Not in Orbit Yet..." the pair announced the impending release of their third album, Into the Blue.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              SIDE A
                                              1. Into The Blue
                                              2. We're Not In Orbit Yet…
                                              3. Invisible Exit
                                              4. Love On The Run

                                              SIDE B
                                              1. One Night
                                              2. Saturdays
                                              3. Forgotten Boy
                                              4. The Chase
                                              5. Fade Away

                                              Christine And The Queens

                                              Redcar Les Adorables Etoiles

                                                Redcar is only the beginning. This is all an opera.

                                                It will take some time to unveil, the same way it is unveiling to Redcar, as he acknowledges his crazy freedom. Angels and stars, the sovereign verb, the heart at its center.

                                                Redcar is not really there to affirm anything but the need to say who we are and what we pray for every day.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Ma Bien Aimée Bye Bye
                                                2. Tu Sais Ce Qu'il Me Faut
                                                3. La Chanson Du Chevalier
                                                4. Rien Dire
                                                5. La Clairefontaine
                                                6. Les étoiles
                                                7. Mémoire Des Ailes
                                                8. Looking For Love
                                                9. My Birdman
                                                10. Combien De Temps
                                                11. Je Te Vois Enfin
                                                12. Angelus
                                                13. Les âmes Amantes

                                                Unloved

                                                The Pink Album

                                                  THE PINK ALBUM, is dawn and dusk, the epic and the intimate. This 22-track double album, its title inspired by the artwork of Julian House, features collaborations with Jarvis Cocker, Étienne Daho, Raven Violet and Jon Spencer. Pink has its modulations: shocking at times but signifying also tenderness, intimacy, the carnal. THE PINK ALBUM knows the shades of love, its nuances, and how it can be delicious - and frightening. Marvellous – and aching. Rather than be the silver lining to the cloud, THE PINK ALBUM mines deeper, to a precious ore, dark and glittering.

                                                  Unloved: Jade Vincent, Keefus Ciancia, David Holmes. The machinations of a benevolent fate brought them together. A glorious serendipity. In Los Angeles, Ciancia - producer, keyboardist, creator of soundtracks, True Detective among them - met David Holmes, the innovative, inquisitive and ingenious Belfast DJ who recast himself as master of song and image for film and television. Ciancia invited Holmes to the Rotary Room in Los Feliz, where the extraordinary Jade Vincent was singing.

                                                  Tuesday nights in the Rotary Room in Los Feliz: a place of thrilling sonic alchemy, where musicians could experiment and collaborate at Ciancia and Vincent’s long-running salon. Holmes was asked to DJ and then to curate another night – and then another.

                                                  Nights bled into later nights. Conversation spun into collaboration. These three artists, kindred spirits, sonic familiars, spoke the same language, one whose lexicon included Jack Nitzsche, Morricone, Nino Rota, the electronic sounds of Raymond Scott, the vocabulary of vocal instrumentalists and fearless raconteurs, Edda Dell’Orso, Ruth White, Françoise Hardy, Connie Francis, Brigitte Fontaine, Jacques Brel, Elvis and Lee Hazlewood. Finding sound and programmed beats, Keefus and David excavated and innovated, experimented and re-interpreted, creating a landscape for Jade’s melodies and lyrics, for sublime songs of lament and confession. The legendary Hollywood Vox Studios was where the Unloved trio formally came together as a band, in a studio almost original to its 1936 incarnation.

                                                  In the spring of 2016, Unloved were guilty, their album Guilty of Love wholly modern yet steeped in the rich, redolent depths of the past. In 2019, they were heartbroken, with the audacious voodoo spells and sweet delights of Heartbreak. And all the while, Unloved’s immersive power and playful menace has fitted the slippery thriller series Killing Eve like a velvet glove, the thread to the needle. The music and sound of Unloved plays an integral role as their music is the soundtrack, the score, one of the core characters unseen.

                                                  And now, in 2022, it’s the magnificent, metaphysical PINK ALBUM. Be seduced by the whispered, languorous, bluesy, not so sweet nothings of “Love Experiment” and the lippy insouciance of “Turn of the screw”. Thrill to the infinite variety: “Mother’s been a bad girl” is brazen, and “I don’t like you anymore” gloriously sultry. “Foolin’”, where languid, world-weary jazz sounds are skewed by a phantasmagoric organ from a funfair hallucinated, and there’s the sparkling fury and celestial chorus of “Rainbrose”, as though some flower-festooned goddess is emerging.

                                                  Go from the jaunty keyboards and hey! hey! hey! of “WTC” to the melancholic poise of “Ever”, the jittery electropop of “Girl can’t help it”, to the spacious Morricone-tinged “Lucky”. Be reminded that the past is a snare, the future doesn’t care. All we have is Now. There is psychedelic world-warping sound, but also times when reality is acutely, achingly, present. “Number in my phone” is a beautiful, wistful paean to those no longer here. Jade’s remarkable voice - whispering, icy, lush, wounded, smoky - unifies the album with its striking diversity.

                                                  Unvarnished, unabashed, unbridled, uncensored: rising from the ashes, this is raw emotion transmogrified. This is experimental free-flow form, from instrumental arrangement to voice. It’s Man, Woman, Human, Love and Death.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  01. Rainbrose
                                                  02. Waiting For Tomorrow
                                                  03. Now
                                                  04. Girl Can't Help It
                                                  05. I Don’t Like You Anymore
                                                  06. Foolin'
                                                  07. Mother’s Been A Bad Girl
                                                  08. Boowaah
                                                  09. Lucky
                                                  10. WTC
                                                  11. Sorry, Baby
                                                  12. Number In My Phone
                                                  13. Call Me When You Have A Clue
                                                  14. No Substance
                                                  15. Love Experiment
                                                  16. Turn Of The Screw
                                                  17. To The Day I Die
                                                  18. Walk On, Yeah
                                                  19. Accountable
                                                  20. There’s No Way
                                                  21. Ever
                                                  22. Thinkin' About Her

                                                  Lou Reed

                                                  Words & Music, May 1965

                                                    Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.

                                                    “To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty, caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO'.

                                                    Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965. Released in tandem with the late artist’s 80th birthday celebrations, the album offers an extraordinary, unvarnished, and plainly poignant insight into one of America’s true poet-songwriters. Capturing Reed in his formative years, this previously unreleased collection of songs—penned by a young Lou Reed, recorded to tape with the help of future bandmate John Cale, and mailed to himself as a “poor man’s copyright”—remained sealed in its original envelope and unopened for nearly 50 years. Its contents embody some of the most vital, groundbreaking contributions to American popular music committed to tape in the 20th century. Through examination of these songs rooted firmly in the folk tradition, we see clearly Lou’s lasting influence on the development of modern American music – from punk to art-rock and everything in between. A true time capsule, these recordings not only memorialize the nascent sparks of what would become the seeds of the incredibly influential Velvet Underground; they also cement Reed as a true observer with an innate talent for synthesizing and distilling the world around him into pure sonic poetry.

                                                    Featuring contributions from Reed’s future bandmate, John Cale, Words & Music, May 1965 presents in their entirety the earliest-known recordings of such historic songs as “Heroin,” “I’m Waiting for the Man,” and “Pale Blue Eyes”—all of which Reed would eventually record and make indelibly influential with the Velvet Underground. Also included are several more previously-unreleased compositions that offer additional insight into Reed’s creative process and early influences. Produced by Laurie Anderson, Don Fleming, Jason Stern, Hal Willner, and Matt Sullivan, the album features newly-remastered audio from the original tape by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer, John Baldwin. Rounding out the package are new liner notes from acclaimed journalist and author, Greil Marcus, plus in-depth archival notes from Don Fleming and Jason Stern, who oversee the Lou Reed Archive, while the release has been designed by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Masaki Koike.

                                                    ● All tracks previously unreleased.
                                                    ● Produced in partnership with Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive.
                                                    ● Inaugural release in Light in the Attic’s Lou Reed Archive Series.
                                                    ● Features the earliest-known recordings of “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Pale Blue Eyes" and “Heroin" as made famous by The Velvet Underground.
                                                    ● Includes seven unheard Lou Reed compositions.
                                                    ● Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin.
                                                    ● Package designed by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Masaki Koike.
                                                    ● Vinyl pressed at RTI.
                                                    ● LP available on Standard Black Wax plus a Special Limited Color Edition.
                                                    ● LP & CD include booklets featuring lyrics, archival photos, and liner notes by Greil Marcus, Don Fleming and Jason Stern (LP: 20-pgs, CD: 60-pgs)
                                                    ● CD & Cassette include six unheard tracks recorded between 1958 and 1964, including early demos, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” and a doo-wop serenade recorded in ‘58 when the legendary singer-songwriter was just sixteen-years-old


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    I'm Waiting For The Man - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Men Of Good Fortune - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Heroin - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Too Late - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Buttercup Song - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Walk Alone - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Buzz Buzz Buzz - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Pale Blue Eyes - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Stockpile - May 1965 Demo
                                                    Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - May 1965 Demo
                                                    I'm Waiting For The Man - May 1965 Alternate Version (CD/Cassette Only)
                                                    Gee Whiz - 1958 Rehearsal (CD/Cassette Only)
                                                    Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
                                                    Michael, Row The Boat Ashore - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
                                                    Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Partial) - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
                                                    W & X, Y, Z Blues - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
                                                    Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)

                                                    Willie J Healey

                                                    Bunny

                                                      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

                                                      Gaz Coombes

                                                      Turn The Car Around

                                                        ‘Turn The Car Around’ is a record that I’ve been building up to for the last seven years,” says Coombes. It’s a record of feeling, an album that captures the ups and downs of modern life and all the small print in between. Written and recorded by Coombes in his gloriously ramshackle Oxfordshire outhouse Studio, he has emerged with the best work of his illustrious career. It’s an album that both taps into the sonic palettes and lyrical themes of its predecessors and marks the third and final part of a trilogy of records alongside 2015’s Mercury and Ivor Novello nominated sophomore album Matador and 2018’s World’s Strongest Man. At the same time it carves a bold new way forward for one of the UK’s most gifted and cherished singer-songwriters. “There’s a lot of subject matter in there that I’ve played with and maybe not managed to see through in the past. I’ve evolved and I feel like I’ve got better at what I do”.

                                                        ‘Turn The Car Around’ features additional instrumentation from members of Gaz’s live band, Garo Nahoulakian, Nick Fowler and Piney Gir. The album also sees Coombes reuniting with his live band’s vocal trio ‘The Roxys’ (a nickname given to them by Nile Rodgers when they shared the bill at a Later with Jools show) to create a rich and nuanced sonic tapestry. Cameo performances appear courtesy of Willie J Healey and Ride’s Loz Colbert, and Coombes shares co-production duties with long-term collaborator Ian Davenport.

                                                        As he celebrates 10 years of his lauded solo career since the release of his debut ‘Here Come the Bombs’, and riding a crest of the Supergrass reunion, the announcement of ‘Turn The Car Around’ solidifies Coombes status as one of the UK’s most interesting, enduring and effortlessly classy artists.



                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Overnight Trains
                                                        2. Don’t Say It’s Over
                                                        3. Feel Loop (Lizard Dream)
                                                        4. Long Live The Strange
                                                        5. Not The Only Things
                                                        6. Turn The Car Around
                                                        7. This Love
                                                        8. Sonny The Strong
                                                        9. Dance On

                                                        Pye Corner Audio

                                                        Let's Remerge! (Sonic Boom Remixes)

                                                          Pye Corner Audio releases an EP of remixes by Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom. Let’s Remerge! takes three tracks from the recent album Let’s Emerge! – which went to Number One in the Official Charts’ dance chart following its release in July – and gives them all appropriately weird and wonderful twists. ‘Haze Loops’ gets turned inside out, the smoke clearing to reveal some new shoots; Andy Bell’s guitar is brought to the fore on ‘Saturation Point’, keeping things together as the rest of the track spins out of control in the background, like a cross between Khruangbin and Ennio Morricone; previous single ‘Warmth Of The Sun’ is put through an acid blender, blurring all the edges and giving us one much-needed final hit of serotonin as the summer recedes into the distance.

                                                          “When Nat from Sonic Cathedral said we should ask Sonic Boom for a remix, I thought he was kidding, but as a huge Spacemen 3 fan I felt we should give it a shot,” says Pye Corner Audio, aka Martin Jenkins. “Happily, he ended up remixing three tracks and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. He really took them somewhere special.” “Friends kept mentioning Pye Corner Audio. Friends with good taste. And when I listened, I could hear why,” says Sonic Boom, aka Pete Kember, who has just released Reset, his acclaimed collaboration with Panda Bear. “When Sonic Cathedral approached me about a remix, with Andy Bell in tow to boot, I asked for the stems of the three tracks that I liked the most… and sometimes in life things just flow. “Three tracks and three remixes later, here we are, finally sending them off into the world to do their thing and for us to float and oscillate into their textures. These songs were medicine during troubled times for me. I can’t think of a better endorsement.” Praise for Let’s Emerge! “It was an amazing thing to realise that people connected so positively with Let’s Emerge!” says Martin, “as it was such a personal record to make.”

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. Haze Loops (Sonic Boom Remix)
                                                          A2. Saturation Point (Sonic Boom Remix)
                                                          B1. Warmth Of The Sun (Sonic Boom Remix)

                                                          LoneLady

                                                          Former Things >> Re-Formed

                                                            LoneLady (aka Julie Campbell) announces Former Things >> Re-Formed - a 4-track EP of remixes from her most recent album - Former Things. Featuring reworks by The Other Two (Stephen Morris of New Order), DJ STINGRAY, DMX Krew, and LoneLady herself, this next instalment is set for release via Warp on 21st October.

                                                            Speaking in-depth about the remix EP, LoneLady explains: “As a huge fan of all things Stephen Morris, I was beyond delighted when he was up for doing a remix of ‘(There Is) No Logic’. The result is an ecstatic merging of LoneLady and New Order - with amazing attention to detail and driving propulsion so recognisably and brilliantly Stephen-esque - he’s created an irresistible, swaggering banger! It's a dream come true!”

                                                            “DMX Krew’s remix of Fear Colours has got the playfulness ramped right up with some cheeky but soulful nods…It has shades of a late night at the studio with Wendy & Lisa, the champagne corks and Linn Drums-a-popping, and I love it!”

                                                            “Working with Bill (Skibbe) again was a joy and we had lots of fun with this. I had dug out a couple of old-school hip-hop samples and reworked a section of (There Is) No Logic. Me and Bill then went to town creating choppy sections and textures, adding tons of percussion, congas and a wild guitar solo. I was re-reading a favourite book at the time - ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ and the vivid colours and tropical atmosphere definitely infused the mix. Enjoy the journey - Manchester meets Jamaica via Michigan!”

                                                            “The genesis of the Former Things album was early electro / techno, and DJ STINGRAY’s VIGILANCE MIX provides the perfect conclusion to the EP, coming full circle with ‘Threats’ receiving the authentic Detroit techno treatment. Revelling in dystopian shadows, brute beats and an ambience of shivery fear - just how I like to end a party.”

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. (There Is) No Logic (The Other Two Remix)
                                                            A2. Fear Colours (DMX Krew Remix)
                                                            B1. (There Is) No Logic (LoneLady Sargasso ReWerk)
                                                            B2. Threats (DJ STINGRAY 313 VIGILANCE MIX)

                                                            SLUG

                                                            Thy Socialite!

                                                              SLUG return with a new album “Thy Socialite!” on 20 January 2023 on a new label formed by Field Music’s Peter and David Brewis.

                                                              “I started to think about what I could do to challenge my own listeners,” says Ian Black aka SLUG. “And what would be my angle without just releasing 40 minutes of generic bad music?”

                                                              This was a question that Black found himself asking after thinking about albums made by revered artists who released specific records that some of their loyal fanbase hated - Arctic Monkeys and Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino, Leonard Cohen and Death of a Ladies Man, Lou Reed and Berlin. “My friend likened Lou’s Berlin to ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber on a horrendous drug come down’. Andrew Lloyd Webber on a horrendous drug come down? That sounds amazing!”

                                                              Although Thy Socialite!, the first release from Field Music’s new record label Daylight Saving Records, is not the sound of Lloyd Webber quivering and sweating in a rotting Berlin flat but instead, a fun, joyous, audacious record of hard rock, glam, and pop that ranges from arena to art school. “I wanted to include a more rockist palette,” Black says. “My last album, Higgledypiggledy, had influences including The Cardiacs, Prince and The Residents. For this one I wanted to see what I could get out of less indie audience friendly artists such as Toto, Sweet, Wings, Def Leppard and ZZ Top and merge it with a SLUG sensibility. Due to the more rock approach, I was happy for the album to become a big classic rock unit - pompous even.”

                                                              However, simply a pastiche and nostalgic throwback this isn’t. Despite the playful nods to some of the more grandiose, theatrical and overblown elements of the aforementioned genre, it’s also an album with a contemporary pop edge, slick production and a tangible connection to SLUG’s previous deft mix of indie, rock and art pop.

                                                              The result of all of this is an album that is fun and unpredictable but also conceptually smart, ambitious and adventurous. A place where classic hard rock and smart art-pop are treated equal, and where taking the piss doesn’t have to equate to being novelty or disposable. It was all part of the challenge that Black set himself from the off when he asked himself “how could I challenge the SLUG listener but bring them on a new fresh journey which will confuse them at first but they will ultimately love?”

                                                              For David Brewis of Field Music, it was the ideal first record to kick off their new label. "This seemed like the perfect start for Daylight Saving Records," he says. "We've always loved what Ian does and it's been a thrill over the years to help Ian dig these wild musical ideas out from his brain. Now we can have a hand in putting them into people's ears too."


                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Side A
                                                              Insults Sweet Like Treacle
                                                              Please Turn It Up
                                                              Casual Cruelty
                                                              Instant Reaction
                                                              Honestly Subjective 'Bout Your Own Thing
                                                              Lovingly Legerdemain
                                                              Wow (Whatta Gurl)
                                                              Side B
                                                              Depends On What You Think Is Nice
                                                              Be A Good Martyr!
                                                              Settled With A Wink
                                                              I Love That Actually
                                                              Silly Little Things That We Do
                                                              Cut Of Your Jib

                                                              Rozi Plain

                                                              Prize

                                                                Rozi Plain returns with new album ‘Prize’ on Memphis Industries. 

                                                                Don’t ask Rozi Plain to explain her spellbinding fifth album Prize. Its ten, magical tracks exist as if in another realm, where feelings matter more than meanings, where thoughts have room to roam and where you can live in the moment for as long as you like.

                                                                Rozi’s signature, free-floating sound was set with her 2015 breakthrough Friend and cemented with 2019’s globally adored What A Boost (‘Like slipping between cotton sheets’ was Pitchfork’s description). Prize builds on both, but takes its cues from elsewhere. By a stretch, it’s Rozi’s most upbeat and daring album to date.

                                                                References to disco and rave, saxophone treated to sound like strings, silly synths and harp all play a part. Economy is key – every sound has an impact out of proportion to its size, every texture pays dividends. Rozi’s bewitching vocals are bolder and brighter than ever before. Male and female backing vocals feel like friends dropping by.

                                                                Begun pre-pandemic and composed and recorded everywhere from Glasgow and the Isle of Eigg to a seaside village in French Basque Country, Margate and London’s legendary Total Refreshment Centre, Prize may sound effortless but creating each song was as industry intensive as spinning a spider’s web. A cast of 15 feature, including Kate Stables, with whom Rozi has toured for the past decade in This Is The Kit, contemporary jazz titan Alabaster De Plume and Minneapolis based saxophonist Cole Pulice.


                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                Agreeing For Two
                                                                Complicated
                                                                Help
                                                                Prove Your Good
                                                                Side B
                                                                Painted The Room
                                                                Sore
                                                                Spot Thirteen
                                                                Standing Up

                                                                Weyes Blood

                                                                And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow

                                                                  Long-awaited follow-up to Weyes Blood’s 2019 breakthrough album Titanic Rising.  And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow was co-produced by Weyes Blood and Jonathan Rado, with engineering by Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief), and additional instrumentation by Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) and Mary Lattimore. 

                                                                  Technological agitation. Narcissism fatigue. A galaxy of isolation. These are the new norms keeping Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) up at night and the themes at the heart of her latest release, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow.  The celestial-influenced folk album is her follow-up to the acclaimed Titanic Rising. (Pitchfork, NPR, and The Guardian admiringly named it one of 2019’s best.) While Titanic Rising was an observation of doom to come, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow is about being in the thick of it: a search for an escape hatch to liberate us from algorithms and ideological chaos. “We’re in a fully functional shit show,” Mering says. “My heart is a glow stick that’s been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness.” And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow opens with the wistful, winsome “It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody,” a song about the interconnectivity of all beings, despite the fraying of society around us. “I was asking a lot of questions while writing these songs. Hyper-isolation kept coming up,” Mering says. “Our culture relies less and less on people. Something is off, and even though the feeling appears differently for each individual, it is universal.” Other tracks follow in kind. The lullaby-like “Grapevine” chronicles the splintering of a human connection. The otherworldly dirge “God Turn Me into a Flower” serves as allegory about our collective hubris. “The Worst Is Done” is an ominous warning, set against a deceivingly breezy pop melody. “Chaos is natural. But so is negentropy, or the tendency for things to fall into order,” she says. “These songs may not be manifestos or solutions, but I know they shed light on the meaning of our contemporary disillusionment.” 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody
                                                                  Children Of The Empire
                                                                  Grapevine
                                                                  God Turn Me Into A Flower
                                                                  Hearts Aglow
                                                                  And In The Darkness
                                                                  Twin Flame    
                                                                  In Holy Flux
                                                                  The Worst Is Done
                                                                  A Given Thing

                                                                  Bibio

                                                                  BIB10

                                                                    “I like contrast between my albums,” says Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio. “When I finish an album, I crave doing something different for the next one.”

                                                                    No more so is this made apparent with Wilkinson hitting a major milestone, releasing his 10th studio album. Over those ten albums he has gracefully glided between electronica, ambient, folk, pop, indie, funk, soul and just about any other sonic avenue he’s decided to turn down. After 2019’s Ribbons, an album he describes as “organic and woody sounding” with a “psych folk vibe”, for BIB10 he decided early on that he wanted to use more synths, drum machines, and electric guitars. “I wanted this album to sound more polished and slick,” he says. “But not ‘software perfect’. My influences for studio production mostly come from the 60s, 70s, and 80s where the craft was very different - getting a more polished sound, without ironing the humanity out of it, was part of the ethos.”

                                                                    The result is an album heavy in grooves, be them looping guitar licks that lock into hypnotic swirls, buoyant funk beats, silky disco, texture-heavy soul explorations or that uniquely distinct tone that sounds like nobody other than Bibio. The tone here is rich, deep, resonant and conjures up a radiating warmth throughout.

                                                                    This is apparent on tracks such as the opening ‘Off Goes the Light’ and first single, in which Wilkinson’s prominent vocals merge beautifully with the interlocking guitar melodies and immersive synth soundscapes. Even though, on the surface, this album at times feels like one of Wilkinson’s most outwardly electronic-sounding efforts, its roots are planted firmly to the guitar. “I became more obsessed than ever with guitars in the last few years, particularly vintage guitars,” he says. “This album is an ode to guitar in a very different way, with the guitars more like building blocks of a larger structure, and the subtle variations and differences with each guitar’s tone and colour make the album more nuanced. I don’t think of it as a guitar album per se, but I feel the foundation to all of the tracks is guitar.”

                                                                    This underlying ethos has never been clearer than on his 10th album, a record that captures the essence of Bibio’s journey to date, with clear sonic characteristics and styles present and linkable to the past, while still exploring fresh ground and looking to the horizon. It’s a celebration record in many senses. “I think as ten is such a milestone album, I wanted it to be more of a party album,” he says. “It also has its dreamy and melancholy moments, but there’s a lot of fun and playfulness in this album. I hope people get up and dance to some of these songs.”

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. Off Goes The Light
                                                                    A2. Potion
                                                                    A3. Sharratt
                                                                    A4. Rain And Shine
                                                                    A5. S.O.L. Feat. Olivier St Louis
                                                                    B1. Cinnamon Cinematic
                                                                    B2. Even More Excuses
                                                                    B3. A Sanctimonious Song
                                                                    B4. Lost Somewhere
                                                                    B5. Phonograph
                                                                    B6. Fools Feat. Olivier St Louis

                                                                    PJ Harvey

                                                                    B-Sides, Demos & Rarities

                                                                      3CD
                                                                      The definitive collection of PJ Harvey B-Sides, rarities and non-album demos.
                                                                      59 tracks, 14 previously unreleased, spanning 3 decades.
                                                                      Artwork features rare and unseen archive photography.
                                                                      3CD version features 12 page booklet

                                                                      6LP Box
                                                                      The definitive collection of PJ Harvey B-Sides, rarities and non-album demos.
                                                                      59 tracks, 14 previously unreleased, spanning 3 decades.
                                                                      Artwork features rare and unseen archive photography.
                                                                      6LP Box features 180g black vinyl housed in printed inner-sleeves.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      3CD:
                                                                      Disc 1
                                                                      1. Dry – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      2. Man-Size – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      3. Missed – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      4. Highway 61 Revisited – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      5. Me-Jane – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      6. Daddy
                                                                      7. Lying In The Sun
                                                                      8. Somebody's Down, Somebody's Name
                                                                      9. Darling Be There
                                                                      10. Maniac
                                                                      11. One Time Too Many
                                                                      12. Harder
                                                                      13. Naked Cousin
                                                                      14. Losing Ground
                                                                      15. Who Will Love Me Now
                                                                      16. Why D’ya Go To Cleveland (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                      Disc 2
                                                                      1. Instrumental #1
                                                                      2. The Northwood
                                                                      3. The Bay
                                                                      4. Sweeter Than Anything
                                                                      5. Instrumental #3
                                                                      6. The Faster I Breathe The Further I Go (4 Track Version)
                                                                      7. Nina In Ecstasy 2
                                                                      8. Rebecca
                                                                      9. Instrumental #2
                                                                      10. This Wicked Tongue
                                                                      11. Memphis
                                                                      12. 30
                                                                      13. 66 Promises
                                                                      14. As Close As This
                                                                      15. My Own Private Revolution
                                                                      16. Kick It To The Ground (4 Track)
                                                                      17. The Falling
                                                                      18. The Phone Song
                                                                      19. Bows & Arrows
                                                                      20. Angel
                                                                      21. Stone
                                                                      Disc 3
                                                                      1. 97°
                                                                      2. Dance
                                                                      3. Cat On The Wall – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      4. You Come Through – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      5. Uh Huh Her – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      6. Evol – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      7. Wait
                                                                      8. Heaven
                                                                      9. Liverpool Tide
                                                                      10. The Big Guns Called Me Back Again
                                                                      11. The Nightingale
                                                                      12. Shaker Aamer
                                                                      13. Guilty – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      14. I'll Be Waiting – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      15. Homo Sappy Blues – Demo (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                      16. The Age Of The Dollar – Demo (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                      17. The Camp
                                                                      18. An Acre Of Land
                                                                      19. The Crowded Cell
                                                                      20. The Sandman - Demo
                                                                      21. The Moth - Demo
                                                                      22. Red Right Hand

                                                                      LP Box:
                                                                      LP1 - Side A
                                                                      1. Dry – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      2. Man-Size – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      3. Missed – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      LP1 - Side B
                                                                      1. Highway 61 Revisited – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      2. Me-Jane – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      3. Daddy
                                                                      LP2 - Side A
                                                                      1. Lying In The Sun
                                                                      2. Somebody's Down, Somebody's Name
                                                                      3. Darling Be There
                                                                      4. Maniac
                                                                      LP2 - Side B
                                                                      1. Harder
                                                                      2. Naked Cousin
                                                                      3. Losing Ground
                                                                      4. Who Will Love Me Now
                                                                      5. Why D’ya Go To Cleveland (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                      LP3 - Side A
                                                                      1. Instrumental #1
                                                                      2. The Northwood
                                                                      3. The Bay
                                                                      4. Sweeter Than Anything
                                                                      5. Instrumental #3
                                                                      6. The Faster I Breathe The Further I Go (4 Track Version)
                                                                      7. Nina In Ecstasy 2
                                                                      LP3 - Side B
                                                                      1. Rebecca
                                                                      2. Instrumental #2
                                                                      3. This Wicked Tongue
                                                                      4. Memphis
                                                                      5. 30
                                                                      LP4 - Side A
                                                                      1. 66 Promises
                                                                      2. As Close As This
                                                                      3. My Own Private Revolution
                                                                      4. Kick It To The Ground (4 Track)
                                                                      LP4 - Side B
                                                                      1. The Falling
                                                                      2. The Phone Song
                                                                      3. Bows & Arrows
                                                                      4. Angel
                                                                      5. Stone
                                                                      LP5 - Side A
                                                                      1. 97°
                                                                      2. Dance
                                                                      3. Cat On The Wall – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      4. You Come Through – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      5. Uh Huh Her – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      6. Evol – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      LP5 - Side B
                                                                      1. Wait
                                                                      2. Heaven
                                                                      3. Liverpool Tide
                                                                      4. The Big Guns Called Me Back Again
                                                                      5. The Nightingale
                                                                      6. Shaker Aamer
                                                                      LP6 - Side A
                                                                      1. Guilty – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      2. I'll Be Waiting – Demo (Previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                      3. Homo Sappy Blues – Demo (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                      4. The Age Of The Dollar – Demo (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                      5. The Camp
                                                                      LP6 - Side B
                                                                      1. An Acre Of Land
                                                                      2. The Crowded Cell
                                                                      3. The Sandman - Demo
                                                                      4. The Moth - Demo
                                                                      5. Red Right Hand

                                                                      Martha

                                                                      Please Don’t Take Me Back

                                                                        Durham indiepop-punks Martha return with their fourth album, and it might just be their best one yet. With their endlessly radiant hooks dialled up to maximum setting, paired with another heart-rending and relatable lyric sheet that reflects on the universal scars of the pandemic years, Please Don’t Take Me Back is the work of a band in the form of their life. It’s also an instant classic - one that’s both smartly prescient and warmly addictive. Recorded at Nottingham’s JT Soar by ‘Bad’ Phil Booth (The Cool Greenhouse, Rattle, Grey Hairs), Please Don’t Take Me Back is a timely collection of deliciously catchy pop songs about ‘resisting the feeling that the good days are behind us’.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Beat, Perpetual
                                                                        2. Every Day The Hope Gets Harder
                                                                        3. Please Don't Take Me Back
                                                                        4. Irreversible Motion
                                                                        5. Baby, Does Your Heart Sink?
                                                                        6. F L A G // B U R N E R
                                                                        7. Neon Lung
                                                                        8. Take Me Back To The Old Days (Reprise)
                                                                        9. Total Cancellation Of The Future
                                                                        10. I Didn't Come Here To Surrender
                                                                        11. You Can't Have A Good Time All Of The Time

                                                                        King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                                                        Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava

                                                                          Having assembled full working instrumentals from these jams, Mackenzie and his bandmates began overdubbing flute, organ, percussion and extra guitar over the top. The lyrics, meanwhile, were a group effort. “We had an editable Google Sheet that we were all working on,” says Mackenzie. “Most of the guys in the band wrote a lot of the lyrics, and it was my job to arrange it all and piece it together.”

                                                                          The result of this radical, experimental creative process is one of the densest, most unpredictable statements from a band whose work always rockets in from unexpected angles accompanied by a wealth of subtext and theorems. But you don’t even need even a passing understanding of those Ancient Greek musical modes to appreciate this adventurous new music. Highlights include ‘Lava’, a suite of pure fire music that swings between spiritual jazz and new age visions, powered by psychedelic saxophones, shimmering cymbals and McCoy Tyner-esque pianos, and the wormhole-riding prog-folk excursions of ‘Magma’, which leads unsuspecting listeners into unfamiliar realms via the siren call of Mackenzie’s flute, while ‘Ice V’ delivers apocalyptic funk with a cool hand at the controls, ‘Hell’s Itch’ hypnotises with its coiling guitar lines, hard honking harmonica and polymorphic basslines, and the ever-shifting ‘Iron Lung’ follows the choppy grooves of its happy/sad songcraft through unexpected twists and turns, a vision of pop refracted through a house of mirrors. Sinister closer Gliese 710, meanwhile, pushes ever onwards into the darkness, its lumbering-but-lithe heaviosity enough to get corpses to nod their heads.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          LP1 – Side 1
                                                                          1. Mycelium
                                                                          2. Ice V
                                                                          LP 1 – Side 2
                                                                          1. Magma
                                                                          2. Lava
                                                                          LP 2 – Side 1
                                                                          1. Hell’s Itch
                                                                          LP 2 – Side 2
                                                                          1. Iron Lung
                                                                          2. Gliese 710

                                                                          King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                                                          Changes

                                                                            Good things come to those who wait, and the magnificent Changes is worth every one of the 2,628,000 minutes King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard invested in it. Soaked in the warm sonics of 70s r’n’b and guided by simple chord-changes that contain multitudes and rounding out another remarkable year for the group, their fifth album of 2022 is a luminous, soft-pop marvel. Come lose yourself in its slow-cooked brilliance.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Change
                                                                            2. Hate Dancin’
                                                                            3. Astroturf
                                                                            4. No Body
                                                                            5. Gondii
                                                                            6. Exploding Suns
                                                                            7. Short Change

                                                                            Italia 90

                                                                            Living Human Treasure

                                                                              RIYL: Folly Group / M(h)aol / The Murder Capital / LIFE / Crack Cloud / Squid / CROWS

                                                                              Italia 90 release their debut album Living Human Treasure on Jan 20th on Brace Yourself Records. The London based 4-piece have released a number of singles and EPs since their breakthrough and have steadily built a cult following in England and mainland Europe. Italia 90 have received critical acclaim from publications such as DIY Magazine, The Quietus, So Young as well as extensive coverage at BBC 6music - with Steve Lamacq in particular offering continued support. Across the album, tracks from the band’s earliest days (New Factory, Competition) sit side by side with newer tracks, in a breadth of new styles for the band. "We consciously drew on elements from other genres, like new wave, goth rock, post-hardcore, jazz, jungle and ranchera that have inspired us but which we hadn't incorporated into our music previously”.

                                                                              To record the album, the band decamped to the residential Echo Zoo studio in Eastbourne. With five days booked – far longer than the band had ever recorded for in the past – the whole album was tracked within two days with producer Louis Milburn. For the rest of the allotted time, they explored the nooks and crannies of the building and the bounty of unusual instruments lying around to add mystical textures to the bones of the songs.

                                                                              Italia 90's songs aim to be timeless. Like the painting on the album’s cover, which shows a crowd of people all facing away from the viewer, the idea of the collective takes precedence over the individual. “I care deeply about the things that I’m singing about,” says singer, Les Miserable, “but I don’t think that it needs to be me that is saying it. I have my point of view, and think that the ideology that I’m forwarding in the songs is correct, and very important, but it’s not important that it’s me saying them. If I did, I would already be contradicting the things that I am saying in the songs.”

                                                                              This philosophy is the sign of a band going against the grain and stopping to really consider their statements, both musically and lyrically, rather than hopping on trends. Across their debut album, Italia 90 step off the relentless, exhausting hamster wheel and create something fantastic with the abundance of ingredients already here, pointing a different way forwards.


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Side A
                                                                              1. Cut
                                                                              2. Leisure Activities
                                                                              3. Magdalene
                                                                              4. Competition
                                                                              5. New Factory
                                                                              Side B
                                                                              6. The MUMSNET Mambo
                                                                              7. Funny Bones
                                                                              8. Golgotha
                                                                              9. Does He Dream?
                                                                              10. Tales From Beyond
                                                                              11. Harmony

                                                                              DInked Edition Bonus 7":
                                                                              Side A 7”
                                                                              1. This Is Not My Fire (exclusive New Song)
                                                                              2. Ghosts (Japan Cover)
                                                                              Side B 7”
                                                                              An Audio Story By Les Miserable And J Dangerous

                                                                              Siouxsie And The Banshees

                                                                              All Souls

                                                                                'All Souls' is a new collection of Siouxsie And The Banshees tracks personally curated by Siouxsie Sioux, which collates classic tracks and rarities into an Autumnal celebration.

                                                                                Siouxsie And The Banshees were undoubtedly one of the most influential, fearless, and uncompromising bands to come from the punk era and this selection clearly illustrates their varied and unique musical approach. 'All Souls' opens with 1982’s 'Fireworks’ which is one of three iconic singles featured here alongside ‘Spellbound' (recently used to end Stranger Things Season 4) and closes with the mesmerising 'Peek-A-Boo'. Also included is 'Halloween’ from the band’s classic ‘Juju’ album mixed with more idiosyncratic tracks such as ‘El Dia De Los Muertos’, a B-side from the ‘Last Beat Of My Heart’ single, ‘Something Wicked (This Way Comes)’ from the single of ‘The Killing Jar’ and ‘Supernatural Thing’ from 1981’s ‘Arabian Knights’ single all of which are making their first appearance on vinyl in decades.

                                                                                All the tracks have been re-mastered at Abbey Road studios with Siouxsie overseeing the process and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell. The record will be released on180g black vinyl.

                                                                                The collection features new and unique artwork directed by Siouxsie featuring a marigold; the symbolic flower of the Mexican Day of the Dead/All Souls Day festivities.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Side A
                                                                                Fireworks
                                                                                Halloween
                                                                                Supernatural Thing
                                                                                El Dia De Los Muertos
                                                                                Sweetest Chill
                                                                                Side B
                                                                                Spellbound
                                                                                Something Wicked (This Way Comes)
                                                                                Rawhead And Bloody Bones
                                                                                We Hunger
                                                                                Peek-A-Boo

                                                                                Leonard Cohen

                                                                                Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums

                                                                                  Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah & Songs from His Albums is the first-ever official, career spanning album from songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and visual artist Leonard Cohen. Comprised of 17 classic tracks from Cohen’s expansive career, this anthology features an unreleased and unforgettable live performance of “Hallelujah” from the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. The album is inspired by the new documentary, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen a Journey, a Song.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  SIDE A 
                                                                                  1 Hallelujah (Live At Glastonbury)
                                                                                  2 Suzanne 
                                                                                  3 Bird On The Wire 
                                                                                  4 Famous Blue Raincoat
                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                  1 Chelsea Hotel #2 
                                                                                  2 Who By Fire 
                                                                                  3 Dance Me To The End Of Love
                                                                                  4 I'm Your Man  
                                                                                  SIDE C
                                                                                  1 Anthem
                                                                                  2 The Future
                                                                                  3 In My Secret Life
                                                                                  4 Recitation W/ N.L. (Live In London)
                                                                                  SIDE D
                                                                                  1 Show Me The Place
                                                                                  2 Come Healing
                                                                                  3 You Got Me Singing
                                                                                  4 You Want It Darker
                                                                                  5 Thanks For The Dance

                                                                                  Gorillaz

                                                                                  Cracker Island

                                                                                    ‘Cracker Island’ is the eight studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks featuring yet another stellar line-up of artist collaborators: Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and LA earlier this year, it is produced by Gorillaz, Remi Kabaka jr. and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer / multi-instrumentalist / songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin.

                                                                                    The virtual band exploded onto TikTok gaining over 2.1 m followers in the space of a few months where they continue to innovate, taking virtual characters where no character has been before…

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)
                                                                                    2. Oil (feat. Stevie Nicks)
                                                                                    3. The Tired Influencer
                                                                                    4. Tarantula
                                                                                    5. Silent Running (feat. Adeleye Omotayo)
                                                                                    6. New Gold (feat. Tame Impala And Bootie Brown)
                                                                                    7. Baby Queen
                                                                                    8. Tormenta (feat. Bad Bunny)
                                                                                    9. Skinny Ape
                                                                                    10. Possession Island (feat. Beck)

                                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                                    Alpha Zulu

                                                                                      Grammy Award-winning band Phoenix returns with their next full length, Alpha Zulu. The project was recorded during the height of the pandemic in Paris, at the iconic Louvre museum.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Alpha Zulu
                                                                                      2. Tonight (feat. Ezra Koenig)
                                                                                      3. The Only One
                                                                                      4. After Midnight
                                                                                      5. Winter Solstice
                                                                                      6. Season 2
                                                                                      7. Artefact
                                                                                      8. All Eyes On Me
                                                                                      9. My Elixir
                                                                                      10. Identical

                                                                                      The Beatles

                                                                                      Revolver - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                        Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream…

                                                                                        London - September 7, 2022 – Revolver: The Beatles’ 1966 album that changed everything. Spinning popular music off its axis and ushering in a vibrant new era of experimental, avant-garde sonic psychedelia, Revolver brought about a cultural sea change and marked an important turn in The Beatles’ own creative evolution. With Revolver, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr set sail together across a new musical sea.

                                                                                        The Revolver album’s 14 tracks have been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo and Dolby Atmos, and the album’s original mono mix is sourced from its 1966 mono master tape. Revolver’s sweeping new Special Edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded Special Editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2017), The BEATLES (‘White Album’) (2018), Abbey Road (2019), and Let It Be (2021).

                                                                                        All the new Revolver releases feature the album’s new stereo mix, sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes. The audio is brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting edge de-mixing technology developed by the award-winning sound team led by Emile de la Rey at Peter Jackson’s WingNut Films Productions Ltd. The physical and digital Super Deluxe collections also feature the album’s original mono mix, 28 early takes from the sessions and three home demos, and a four-track EP with new stereo mixes and remastered original mono mixes for “Paperback Writer” and “Rain”. The album’s new Dolby Atmos mix will be released digitally.

                                                                                        Revolver Special Edition Super Deluxe 5CD
                                                                                        This Special Edition of The Beatles’ REVOLVER features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, plus the original mono mix, a 4-track EP, 31 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with a foreword by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and ephemera including handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann’s graphic novel on the making of the cover art. On 5 CDs in a 12.56” x 12.36” slipcase.

                                                                                        Revolver Special Edition Super Deluxe 4LP + 7” Vinyl EP
                                                                                        This Special Edition of The Beatles’ REVOLVER features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, the original mono mix, a 4-track EP, 31 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with a foreword by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and ephemera including handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann’s graphic novel on the making of the cover art. Half-speed-mastered 180g LPs + 7-inch vinyl EP in a 12.56” x 12.36” slipcase.

                                                                                        Revolver Special Edition Deluxe 2CD
                                                                                        This 2CD Special Edition of The Beatles’ REVOLVER features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, plus a disc of highlights from the album sessions that includes early versions of songs that deepen and expand the story of the album, as well as new stereo mixes of the non-album single, “Paperback Writer” and “Rain,” and a 40-page booklet with detailed info and rare photos.

                                                                                        Revolver Special Edition 1CD
                                                                                        From “Taxman” to “Tomorrow Never Knows,” The Beatles’ REVOLVER has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes with audio brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting-edge technology developed by the award-winning sound team at Peter Jackson’s WingNut Films Productions Ltd.

                                                                                        Revolver Special Edition 1LP Vinyl
                                                                                        From “Taxman” to “Tomorrow Never Knows,” The Beatles’ REVOLVER has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes with audio brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting-edge technology developed by the award-winning sound team at Peter Jackson’s WingNut Films Productions Ltd. Now available on 180g vinyl.

                                                                                        Garbage

                                                                                        Anthology

                                                                                          Two LP best of collection including all the hits and classic album tracks from the bands 1993 breakthrough album Garbage to their recent 2021 release No Gods No Masters.



                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                          DISC 1
                                                                                          1. Vow
                                                                                          2. Subhuman
                                                                                          3. Only Happy When It Rains
                                                                                          4. Queer
                                                                                          5. Stupid Girl
                                                                                          6. Milk
                                                                                          7. #1 Crush
                                                                                          8. Push It
                                                                                          9. I Think I'm Paranoid
                                                                                          10. Special
                                                                                          11. When I Grow Up
                                                                                          12. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
                                                                                          13. You Look So Fine
                                                                                          14. The World Is Not Enough
                                                                                          15. Androgyny
                                                                                          16. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
                                                                                          17. Breaking Up The Girl
                                                                                          18. Shut Your Mouth
                                                                                          DISC 2
                                                                                          1. Why Do You Love Me
                                                                                          2. Bleed Like Me
                                                                                          3. Sex Is Not The Enemy
                                                                                          4. Run Baby Run
                                                                                          5. Tell Me Where It Hurts
                                                                                          6. Witness To Your Love*
                                                                                          7. Blood For Poppies
                                                                                          8. Battle In Me
                                                                                          9. Automatic Systematic Habit
                                                                                          10. Big Bright World
                                                                                          11. Control
                                                                                          12. Empty
                                                                                          13. Magnetized
                                                                                          14. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
                                                                                          15. No Horses
                                                                                          16. The Men Who Rule The World
                                                                                          17. No Gods No Masters
                                                                                          *Rare Track

                                                                                          VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                          A1: Only Happy When It Rains
                                                                                          A2: Queer
                                                                                          A3: Stupid Girl
                                                                                          A4: #1 Crush
                                                                                          A5: Push It
                                                                                          B1: I Think I’m Paranoid
                                                                                          B2: Special
                                                                                          B3: The World Is Not Enough
                                                                                          B4: Androgyny
                                                                                          B5: Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
                                                                                          B6: Why Do You Love Me
                                                                                          C1: Bleed Like Me
                                                                                          C2: Witness To Your Love*
                                                                                          C3: Blood For Poppies
                                                                                          C4: Automatic Systematic Habit
                                                                                          C5: Empty
                                                                                          D1: Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
                                                                                          D2: No Horses
                                                                                          D3: The Men Who Rule The World
                                                                                          D4: No Gods No Masters
                                                                                          *Rare Track

                                                                                          David Bowie

                                                                                          Moonage Daydream - Music From The Film

                                                                                            Parlophone Records are proud to announce the musical accompaniment to the critically acclaimed forthcoming MOONAGE DAYDREAM, a film by Brett Morgen. The album companion to the critically acclaimed film by Brett Morgen. Featuring unheard versions, live tracks and mixes, created exclusively for the film. ***** The Guardian, ***** The Telegraph, ‘Astounding’ Vogue.

                                                                                            Coming to cinemas in September, MOONAGE DAYDREAM illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by David Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.

                                                                                            The companion album features songs from spanning Bowie’s career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release along with dialogue from Bowie himself. Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of 'The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie’ recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar. Other rarities include an early version of the Hunky Dory favourite ‘Quicksand’ and a previously unreleased live version of ‘Rock ’n’ Roll With Me’ from the legendary 1974 ’Soul Tour’.


                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            CD1
                                                                                            “Time… One Of The Most Complex Expressions…”
                                                                                            Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 1)
                                                                                            Hallo Spaceboy (Moonage Daydream Remix Edit)
                                                                                            Medley: Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud / All The Young Dudes / Oh! You Pretty Things (Live)
                                                                                            Life On Mars? (2016 Mix Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                            Moonage Daydream (Live)
                                                                                            The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie (Live) (featuring Jeff Beck)
                                                                                            The Light (Excerpt)*
                                                                                            Warszawa (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                            Quicksand (Early Version 2021 Mix)
                                                                                            Medley: Future Legend / Diamonds Dogs Intro / Cracked Actor
                                                                                            Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (Live In Buffalo 8th November 1974)
                                                                                            Aladdin Sane (Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                            Subterraneans
                                                                                            Space Oddity (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            V-2 Schneider

                                                                                            CD2
                                                                                            Sound And Vision (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            A New Career In A New Town (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Excerpt)
                                                                                            “Heroes” (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                            D.J. (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            Ashes To Ashes (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            Move On (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
                                                                                            Moss Garden (Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                            Cygnet Committee/Lazarus (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            Memory Of A Free Festival (Harmonium Edit)
                                                                                            Modern Love (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            Let’s Dance (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                            The Mysteries (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                            Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 2)
                                                                                            Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            Hallo Spaceboy (live Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                            I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
                                                                                            “Heroes": IV. Sons Of The Silent Age (Excerpt) *
                                                                                            ˜

                                                                                            The Waeve

                                                                                            The Waeve

                                                                                              The Waeve - composed of Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall – release their eponymous debut album on Transgressive Records. Produced by The Waeve and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine, Foals, Haim) and recorded in London earlier this year, ‘The Waeve’ is a collection of 10 new tracks from songwriters Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall. Joining creative forces in The WAEVE gave the duo the opportunity to push past their instrumental comfort zones. Many tracks feature Graham on saxophone, one of the first instruments he played as a young musician back in the 80s. First single ‘Can I Call You’ starts as a ballad then morphs into a krautrock-style motorik number with a sprawling Coxon guitar solo. ‘All Along’ features Graham on cittern, a medieval folk lute. Rose plays piano and an ARP 2000 modular synth. The heavy weather all over ‘The Waeve’ recalls the blustery folk rock of Sandy Denny or John & Beverly Martyn, while tracks such as ‘Kill Me Again‘ and ‘Over and Over’ recall the 70s rock of Kevin Ayers or Van der Graaf Generator, almost industrial in places.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Can I Call You
                                                                                              2. Kill Me Again
                                                                                              3. Over And Over
                                                                                              4. Sleepwalking
                                                                                              5. Drowning
                                                                                              6. Someone Up There
                                                                                              7. All Along
                                                                                              8. Undine
                                                                                              9. Alone And Free
                                                                                              10. You’re All I Want To Know

                                                                                              Preoccupations

                                                                                              Arrangements

                                                                                                Canada's Preoccupations return to the post-punk, post-pandemic world with Arrangements - Their 4th studio album finds them restoring their roots with the singular, guitar driven, dissonant yet anthemic washes of intricate noise that has brought them international acclaim since their basement beginnings

                                                                                                For lovers of all things Bowie, Branca, Spacemen 3 and MBV, progressive punk, jangle rock and mangled goth. Arrangements sees Preoccupations finally and confidently inhabiting the dystopia that they have been carefully creating from their musical genesis. They are in a room with taped up windows, except for a tiny pinprick of light beaming from the otherworld onto the far wall, upside down and blurred, it's recognizable enough to fill you with warm familiarity and nostalgia of unknown origins.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Fix Bayonets!
                                                                                                Ricochet
                                                                                                Death Of Melody
                                                                                                Slowly
                                                                                                Advisor
                                                                                                Recalibrate
                                                                                                Tearing Up The Grass

                                                                                                The Courteeners

                                                                                                St. Jude - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                  To celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album, ‘St. Jude’, Courteeners are releasing the 15th Anniversary Edition of the iconic album on numerous physical formats on 13th January 2023.

                                                                                                  The new limited 2CD edition includes brand new single ‘It’ll Take More Than A Weekend Away To Fix This Mess’. It was written around the time of ‘St. Jude’ sessions and was unearthed and recorded recently in L.A (Lower Ancoats) and produced by Liam Fray and Joe Cross.

                                                                                                  The album originally peaked in the UK album chart at #4 in April 2008, so the aim is to surpass the previous peak position.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  2LP COLOURED VINYL (INDIES EXCLUSIVE):
                                                                                                  LP1 Side A
                                                                                                  Aftershow
                                                                                                  Cavorting
                                                                                                  Bide Your Time
                                                                                                  What Took You So Long
                                                                                                  Please Don't
                                                                                                  If It Wasn't For Me
                                                                                                  LP1 Side B
                                                                                                  No You Didn't, No You Don't
                                                                                                  How Come
                                                                                                  Kings Of The New Road
                                                                                                  Not Nineteen Forever
                                                                                                  Fallowfield Hillbilly
                                                                                                  Yesterday, Today & Probably Tomorrow

                                                                                                  LP2 Side A
                                                                                                  Cavorting (Original Recording)
                                                                                                  No You Didn't, No You Don't (Original Recording)
                                                                                                  Acrylic
                                                                                                  Kimberley
                                                                                                  An Ex Is An Ex For A Reason
                                                                                                  LP2 Side B
                                                                                                  Bide Your Time (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  Acrylic (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  What Took You So Long? (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  Not Nineteen Forever (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  No You Didn’t, No You Don’t (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  That Kiss (Acoustic)

                                                                                                  2CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                  CD1
                                                                                                  Aftershow
                                                                                                  Cavorting
                                                                                                  Bide Your Time
                                                                                                  What Took You So Long
                                                                                                  Please Don't
                                                                                                  If It Wasn't For Me
                                                                                                  No You Didn't, No You Don't
                                                                                                  How Come
                                                                                                  Kings Of The New Road
                                                                                                  Not Nineteen Forever
                                                                                                  Fallowfield Hillbilly
                                                                                                  Yesterday, Today & Probably Tomorrow
                                                                                                  Acrylic
                                                                                                  That Kiss
                                                                                                  It’ll Take More Than A Weekend Away To Fix This Mess
                                                                                                  Smith’s Disco
                                                                                                  Trying Too Hard To Score
                                                                                                  Slow Down
                                                                                                  Not One Could I Give

                                                                                                  CD2
                                                                                                  Jacket
                                                                                                  Saw This And Fort Of You
                                                                                                  Car 31
                                                                                                  I’m Sticking With You
                                                                                                  About You Now
                                                                                                  Dream A Little Dream Of Me
                                                                                                  New Romantic
                                                                                                  Out To Get You
                                                                                                  Cavorting (Original Recording)
                                                                                                  No You Didn't, No You Don't (Original Recording)
                                                                                                  Kimberley
                                                                                                  An Ex Is An Ex For A Reason
                                                                                                  Bide Your Time (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  Acrylic (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  What Took You So Long? (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  Not Nineteen Forever (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  No You Didn’t, No You Don’t (Acoustic)
                                                                                                  That Kiss (Acoustic)

                                                                                                  Ezra Collective

                                                                                                  Where I'm Meant To Be

                                                                                                    Ezra Collective’s new era, a venture in discovered maturity and raised stakes, will be defined by the anticipated second album.

                                                                                                    'Where I’m Meant To Be' is a thumping celebration of life, an affirming elevation in the Ezra Collective’s winding hybrid sound and refined collective character. The songs marry cool confidence with bright energy. Full of call-and-response conversations between their ensemble parts, a natural product of years improvising together on-stage, the album - which also features Sampa The Great, Kojey Radical, Emile Sandé, Steve McQueen, and Nao - will light up sweaty dance floors and soundtrack dinner parties in equal measure.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Life Goes On (feat. Sampa The Great)
                                                                                                    2. Victory Dance
                                                                                                    3. No Confusion (feat. Kojey Radical)
                                                                                                    4. Welcome To My World
                                                                                                    5. Togetherness
                                                                                                    6. Ego Killah
                                                                                                    7. Smile
                                                                                                    8. Live Strong
                                                                                                    9. Siesta (feat. Emeli Sandé)
                                                                                                    10. Words By Steve
                                                                                                    11. Belonging
                                                                                                    12. Never The Same Again
                                                                                                    13. Words By TJ
                                                                                                    14. Love In Outer Space (feat. Nao)

                                                                                                    Loyle Carner

                                                                                                    Hugo

                                                                                                      In hugo, there’s a central question that Loyle Carner keeps coming back to: “I’m young, Black, successful and have a platform - but where do I go next?” The answer is explored in this epic scream of a third album. With urgent delivery and gloriously widescreen production, Carner confronts both the deeply personal (“You can’t hate the roots of a tree, and not hate the tree. So how can I hate my father without hating me?) and the highly political (“I told the black man he didn’t understand I reached the white man he wouldn’t take my hand”).

                                                                                                      Cinematic in scale and scope, hugo is both a rallying war cry for a generation forged in fire and a study of the personal internal conflict that drives the rest of the album - as a mixed-race Black man, as an artist, as a father and as a son. With Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards and appearances in global brand campaigns (Nike, YSL, Timberland), Carner has undoubtedly had a meteoric rise to the top, culminating with his second album Not Waving, But Drowning charting at number 3 in the UK albums chart in 2019. However, hugo sees Carner taking a sharp detour from his previous work, putting it down to lockdown and the “hedonistic side of career being stripped away. There were no shows, no backstage, no festivals, no photoshoots”. By continuing to write in these tumultuous times with a renewed clarity and sense of artistic freedom, Carner reached deeper beneath the surface than he ever had before. The result is his most cathartic and ambitious record yet, a coruscating journey into the heart of what it means to be alive in these tumultuous times, and one which looks set to neatly cement his position as one of the most potent and vital young talents around today. Working alongside renowned producer kwes. (Solange, Kelela, Nao), Carner leaves no stone unturned on this album, in both its sound and its stories.

                                                                                                      In a 10-track album that moves from gorgeous neo-soul moments to thundering hip hop, with immediate, infectious bangers and sampled interludes from non musicians (mixed-race Guyanese poet John Agard and youth activist and politician Athian Akec) Carner shifts seamlessly from micro to macro, confronting everything from strained relationships with family to the societal tears caused by class stratification. It also lays bare bruises in his personal life that he has never revealed before – often in painful, deeply uncomfortable ways, focusing on Carner's experience of becoming a father in the context of growing up without contact with his biological father. With the song “Polyfilla”, against the backdrop of a warm melodic beat, Carner explores his desire to “break the chains in the cycle” of dysfunctional Black fatherhood, commenting on the narrative of fatherhood in the genre, and saying a key part of the process was realising that his father “grew up in a world where nobody showed him how to love or nurture”. The follow up track “A Lasting Place” is an exploration of the MC’s failure and inability to be perfect in this mission. The album closer is a powerful statement of love and forgiveness; with his signature lyrical dexterity, Carner declares his relentless commitment to his son and sees forgiving his father as a key part of this. The song closes with an emotional ending of Carner telling his dad “still I’m lucky yo that we talk”. There’s a striking duality of hugo’s bold, multilayered tracks and its often starkly intimate and tender lyricism, and that dichotomy is deliberate - it is a message for young Black men, but really, anyone, who is listening. Cognizant of the immense pain and fear and confusion that we are faced with everyday, Carner has thrown down the gauntlet, defying us not to rise above the fray, wake up each day and be ambitious. Ambitious in building strong personal relationships. Ambitious in our pursuit of our goals. Ambitious in never refusing to back down against injustice. Rejecting the title of leader, Loyle Carner sees himself “as holding up a mirror”, and that clearly translates into the album's universal messages.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Hate
                                                                                                      Nobody Knows
                                                                                                      Georgetown
                                                                                                      Speed Of Plight
                                                                                                      Homerton
                                                                                                      Blood On My Nikes
                                                                                                      Plastic
                                                                                                      A Lasting Place
                                                                                                      Polyfilla
                                                                                                      HGU 

                                                                                                      Saint Jude

                                                                                                      Signal

                                                                                                        Jude Woodhead AKA Saint Jude is a born and bred South London based producer who first approached songwriting after being diagnosed with Tinnitus which prevented him from pursuing his DJ career. While his previous works found space between genres, with elements of indie, ambient pop, hip-hop, Uk garage and noise, his debut self-produced album 'Signal' rejects the limitations of genres altogether while anchoring his music firmly in the sounds of his native South London.

                                                                                                        Conceptualized during the lockdown in 2020, ‘Signal’ is a self-portrait about coming of age during a time of political crisis and social change.

                                                                                                        Enlisting the help of past collaborators and friends (Aga Ujma, Low Loudly - Sarah from Drug Store Romeos - Louis Culture, Trim, HALINA and Zeke Ultra), Jude uses a wide range of voices to communicate different perspectives on his subject matter.

                                                                                                        BIO:
                                                                                                        Jude has, been around since the beginning, playing one of the first Slow Dance parties in a west London warehouse. His sound stems from his youthful and immersive club experiences. Bringing that electronic intoxication back to his bedroom to create music comparable to the electronic sound of Archy Marshall and Mount Kimbie. Jude Woodhead’s material under his own name ‘Beautiful Rain’ and ‘For The Birds’ revealed an exciting new producer in his teens with potential to carve out a similar space to Floating Points, Four Tet, Joy Orbison, and RJD2. Written at 16, 'Beautiful Rain’ brought Graceland to Forest Hill. He repeated the feat on follow-up ‘For The Birds’. With its emotive Arabic vocal line, courtesy of his friend Rachida, an i-D profile entitled "The Captivating Sound of Jude Woodhead'' acknowledged the teenager had "created something truly special.” Jude’s second single under the moniker Saint Jude, ‘Head Is Spinning’ followed ‘Deaf Ears Blind Years’ in its nostalgia for the sweat soaked nights and steamy dance floors of his formative years. It was in those clubs that Jude, a budding DJ, developed tinnitus, drawing him back into the bedroom to work on music that could be played at quieter volumes. ‘Head Is Spinning’ evokes the ecstasy and naivety of those early nights. Inspired by Caribou’s idea of liquid dance music, in which the arrangement is never static, ’Head Is Spinning’ crescendos along with a four-on-the-floor beat, carried by vocals by Poppy Billingham (Sunken). Jude’s musicality has run through his songwriting, production and beat-making from the start. With a sound that nods to everyone from Mount Kimbie to William Basinski Jude’s approach is honest, eclectic and raw. His full debut EP was released under the name Saint Jude in October of 2019.


                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                        Does
                                                                                                        Halfway
                                                                                                        Late Summer
                                                                                                        Signal Ft. Trimm
                                                                                                        Barrel Of A Gun (Side A Ending)
                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                        Signal Ft. Louis Culture
                                                                                                        No Angels
                                                                                                        Feedback Song
                                                                                                        What You Don’t Want Me To Be
                                                                                                        Signal Ft. Halina
                                                                                                        Rosa
                                                                                                        To Repel Ghosts

                                                                                                        Dinked Edition Bonus 7”
                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                        Garden Ft. Fredwave
                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                        Alright, All Tied

                                                                                                        Craig Armstrong

                                                                                                        As If To Nothing - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                          Award-winning Scottish composer Craig Armstrong’s trailblazing 2002 album ‘As If To Nothing’ receives 20th anniversary first-ever vinyl release on Hydrogen Dukebox.

                                                                                                          Twenty years on from its original release, Craig Armstrong’s ‘As If To Nothing’ - his electronic/orchestral masterpiece featuring musical heavyweights Bono, Mogwai, Evan Dando, King Crimson and others - is being reissued for the first time on vinyl in a super-deluxe, super-limited edition run via Hydrogen Dukebox.

                                                                                                          Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut at half-speed to produce a superior sound quality, the release comes completely repackaged with reimagined artwork by award-winning designer Christopher Thomson and there's also a special 'Dinked Archive Edition' version limited to just 500 copies worldwide including a bonus 10" of a newly unearthed track from the original recording sessions.

                                                                                                          ‘As If To Nothing’, Armstrong’s second solo album following 1998’s ‘The Space Between Us’, is a timeless, groundbreaking record that marries stunning string arrangements, atmospheric electronics and contemporary popular music.

                                                                                                          Originally released on renowned UK electronic outfit Massive Attack's label Melankolic, the record captures an enduring mood and sentiment that continues to enchant listeners today, from the stirring opener ‘Ruthless Gravity’ to the euphoric closing of ‘Choral Ending’. Armstrong’s collaborative work with Massive Attack on the 1994 album ‘Protection’ is an influence that can be heard throughout ‘As If To Nothing’:
                                                                                                          “It was a very particular time musically within Britain, and the world”, he says. “To be part of the label, Melankolic, and working with Massive Attack, was a unique moment in time. They gave me real freedom to do what I wanted. The album was ahead of its time, I think - it still sounds pure and contemporary.”
                                                                                                          “A lot of younger acts have contacted me over the years to say how seminal the album has been to them. One of the great things is that people have never stopped listening to the album. To have it reissued and released on this first-ever vinyl package is a very special thing to me.”

                                                                                                          The album features a cast of luminaries including Bono on ‘Stay (Farway, So Close!’), Mogwai on ‘Miracle’ and Lemonheads’ Evan Dando ‘Wake Up In New York’, as well as producer Photek, soul singer David McAlmont, Alpha vocalist Wendy Stubbs, and Antye Greie-Fuchs, and a sample of King Crimson’s ‘Starless’ on ‘Starless II’. Praise for the album at the time of its release included Pitchfork ("Powerfully evocative and serene") and Rolling Stone ("[Armstrong] makes Bono sound like a fallen angel on a majestic remake of "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)".

                                                                                                          Through his orchestral writing, electronic compositions and wide-ranging artistic collaborations in classical and film music, Craig Armstrong’s work has received worldwide acclaim. Armstrong is widely known for composing award winning film music, having scored both Hollywood and independent films, from Peter Mullan’s directorial debut 'The Close Trilogy' to the BAFTA, Ivor Novello and Golden Globe-winning award scores for Baz Luhrmann’s 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Moulin Rouge!' and 'The Great Gatsby'.

                                                                                                          His film scoring has also featured in many other popular films including 'The Quiet American', 'Orphans', 'Love Actually', 'World Trade Centre', 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age', 'Far From The Madding Crowd', and 'Ray!', with the latter awarded a Grammy for Best Original Score. And several collaborations with Oliver Stone, ‘World Trade Center’ and ‘Snowden’.

                                                                                                          The reissue of ‘As If To Nothing’ is a fitting celebration of this exemplary album’s 20th anniversary, and an opportunity to own this key record from Armstrong’s celebrated body of work on vinyl for the first time.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                          Ruthless Gravity
                                                                                                          Wake Up In New York
                                                                                                          Miracle
                                                                                                          Amber
                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                          Finding Beauty
                                                                                                          Waltz
                                                                                                          Inhaler
                                                                                                          Hymn 2
                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                          Snow
                                                                                                          Starless II
                                                                                                          Stay
                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                          Niente
                                                                                                          Sea Song
                                                                                                          Let It Be Love
                                                                                                          Choral Ending



                                                                                                          Sarathy Korwar

                                                                                                          KALAK

                                                                                                            Sarathy Korwar returns with new album KALAK. The follow up to the politically charged, award-winning More Arriving is an Indo-futurist manifesto - in rhythmic step with the past and the present, it sets out to describe a route forward. It celebrates a rich South Asian culture of music and literature, which resonates with spirituality and community, while envisaging a better future from those building blocks.

                                                                                                            Recorded at Real World studios with meticulous production by New York electronic musician, DJ and producer Photay, who translates these communal rhythms and practices into a timeless and groundbreaking electronic record. There’s a spirituality and warmth at play in the polyrhythms, group vocals and melodic flourishes.

                                                                                                            The KALAK rhythm is the fulcrum upon which the 11-track project balances. After an intense lockdown induced period of reflection and meticulous note-making, Korwar boiled this down to the circular KALAK symbol which he then presented to his band before recording began. With the symbol projected on the walls in order to de-code and improvise around, Korwar had utter faith in the musicians he’d assembled and conviction in the concept.

                                                                                                            The final part of the KALAK project is realised in the cover artwork by New Delhi-based designer Sijya Gupta. Korwar and photographer friend Fabrice Bourgelle took a light sculpture of the KALAK symbol on a road trip around Southern India, through Chennai, Pondicherry and Auroville. The evocative shots appear on the cover of the various formats, with each one offering a different angle on the country, continent and culture that inspired the album.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. A1. A Recipe To Cure Historical Amnesia
                                                                                                            2. A2. To Remember (feat. Kushal Gaya)
                                                                                                            3. A3. Utopia Is A Colonial Project
                                                                                                            4. A4. Back In The Day, Things Were Not Always Simpler (feat. Noni-Mouse)
                                                                                                            5. A5. The Past Is Not Only Behind Us, But Ahead Of Us
                                                                                                            6. B1. Kal Means Yesterday And Tomorrow
                                                                                                            7. B2. Remember Begum Rokheya
                                                                                                            8. B3. That Clocks Don’t Tell But Make Time (feat. Kodo)
                                                                                                            9. B4. Remember Circles Are Better Than Lines
                                                                                                            10. B5. Remember To Look Out For The Signs
                                                                                                            11. B6. KALAK - A Means To An Unend

                                                                                                            Girls In Synthesis

                                                                                                            The Rest Is Distraction

                                                                                                              Experimental post-punk outfit Girls In Synthesis are set to release the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s incendiary debut, ‘Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future’. Entitled ‘The Rest Is Distraction’ and available this coming October 14th via the band’s own label Own It/Cargo Records, its mix of fractured guitar, crushing drums and bass, intense vocals and lyrical content - create as challenging a record as you will hear this year.

                                                                                                              Formed in 2016, Girls In Synthesis are John Linger (bass / vocals), Jim Cubitt (guitar / keys) and Nicole Pinto (drums). The trio’s double a-sided debut single ‘The Mound’/’Disappear’ came out in the early part of 2017, and since then they have established themselves as the most forward thinking, viscerally challenging band around with unmissable live shows that continue to excite and astound in equal measure.

                                                                                                              Recorded last year amidst the uncertainty of continuous lockdowns as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic, ‘The Rest Is Distraction’ is far darker in content than its predecessor. Mainly exploring internal and mental struggles as opposed to external current affairs, it focuses on the claustrophobia of emotional anguish and continues to bravely delve into previously un-ventured topics. Featuring frequent collaborators funkcutter and Stanley Bad on horns and violin, respectively, two songs also see Eleni Poulou, ex-The Fall, on keyboards. The album was mixed by long-term collaborator Max Walker, and features stunning landscape photography by Bea Dewhurst. The album was mastered in France by Ayumu Matsuo.

                                                                                                              Sonically atramentous and less one dimensional than the band’s debut, ‘The Rest Is Distraction’ takes its cues from ‘Join Hands’ era Siouxsie & The Banshees, Brainiac and Crass’ ‘Christ The Album’, among others. From the first crackle of electricity on the opening track, to the heart wrenching taped voice-recording on the final outro, this LP triumphantly retains every ounce of intensity and vitality that makes Girls In Synthesis the most captivating band to emerge from the UK DIY underground in recent years. Listeners will find ‘The Rest Is Distraction’ a challenging, yet ultimately cathartic listen. Prepare yourselves for a sonic cleansing, Girls In Synthesis style.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                              1. It’s All Beginning To Change
                                                                                                              2. Watch With Mother
                                                                                                              3. Total Control
                                                                                                              4. Swallowed Pill
                                                                                                              5. Screaming
                                                                                                              6. My Husband
                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                              1. Cottage Industry
                                                                                                              2. Not As I Do
                                                                                                              3. Lacking Bite
                                                                                                              4. Your Prayers Have Changed
                                                                                                              5. To A Fault

                                                                                                              Old Fire

                                                                                                              Voids

                                                                                                                For Fans of: Bill Callahan, Adam Torres, Cross Record, Julia Holter, Low, Damien Jurado.

                                                                                                                The album’s Texas-based producer John Mark Lapham was a member of Secretly Canadian band The Earlies. Voids employs the vocal talents of Bill Callahan, Emily Cross, Adam Torres, and Julia Holter across twelve genre-fluid, yet impressively cohesive tracks that span baroque dream-pop, filmic ambient, raga-like drones, avant-country, and even spiritual jazz, all imbued with poetic heft and seared by the West Texas sun. It was beneath this same sun that Lapham lost both of his parents, mourned a withering relationship, and shouldered the fallout of the pandemic, turning his life into the rusted-out scraps he then used to build Voids from the ground up.

                                                                                                                There is no better narrator for Lapham’s story than fellow Texas resident Bill Callahan, whose iconic delivery perfectly personifies the core themes of Voids. By the time Callahan appears, he does so over a saw-blade drone that sounds like machinery echoing off the corrugated steel walls of a nearby workshop, which then breaks open into a loose yet pained confluence of violin and upright bass that recalls Joe Henderson’s 1974 spiritual jazz album The Elements. On “Dreamless” the album crystallizes into its most straight-ahead moment as Lapham trains his compositional lens on a brilliant piece of pop songwriting. Featured vocalist Adam Torres soars over John Mark’s punctual arrangement of stomping drums and rapturous string-work to anthemic, and gently psychedelic consequence.

                                                                                                                Voids concludes with the pleasant clatter of “Circles” wherein Lapham throws all his ingredients into a pot of celebratory catharsis. Drum sets collide with one another gleefully, and harmonized textures scatter and roll about the floor like a dropped bucket of ornate marbles. Lapham’s collage-work, which up to this point has been smartly restrained, comes unglued as he transmutes grief into relief within a moment-of-death montage of aural imagery. Across Voids, that same awareness of tragedy and loneliness is made palatable by the album’s exciting and varied topography, which stands insubordinately against Lapham’s real-life surroundings. The settlers who established West Texas towns like the one he calls home must have done so with a sense of hope despite the hostility of their surroundings, however inevitable the withering. Similar spirits speak through John Mark Lapham’s work, and he welcomes them as fascinating old friends. “That more than anything inspired a lot of what I try to express through Old Fire, faded memories, former glories, places lost in time,” he discloses. “Whatever I was trying to express with Old Fire wasn't finished with the first album, like a story that was only half-read. It seemed like that was only the beginning, and there was a lot more ground to cover.” If there is ground still uncovered for Old Fire after Voids, it's sure to be lush in spite of or perhaps because of the dusty soil beneath it.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                01. All Gone [2:11]
                                                                                                                02. Blue Star (ft. Emily Cross) [4:07]
                                                                                                                03. When I Was In My Prime (ft. Bill Callahan) [5:05]
                                                                                                                04. Corpus (ft. Bill Callahan) [4:15]
                                                                                                                05. Love Is Only Dreaming [2:45]
                                                                                                                06. Dreamless (ft. Adam Torres) [3:08]
                                                                                                                07. Don't You Go (ft. Bill Callahan) [4:38]
                                                                                                                08. Window (ft. Julia Holter) [4:24]
                                                                                                                09. Uninvited [8:22]
                                                                                                                10. Memory [5:51]
                                                                                                                11. Father As A Child [4:24]
                                                                                                                12. Circles [6:57]

                                                                                                                Abraxas

                                                                                                                Monte Carlo

                                                                                                                  Carolina Faruolo (ex-Los Bitchos) and Danny Lee Blackwell (Night Beats) had been friends and mutual admirers of each other’s musical projects for years, though with Faruolo residing in the UK and Blackwell residing in Texas, their interactions were limited. Yet as was so often the case for many of us during the shelter-in-place stretches of 2020, geographic proximity wound up being a non-issue as our socializations became almost exclusively online endeavors. In this era of isolation and uncertainty, Faruolo and Blackwell invented their own private escape to Latin rhythms, colorful vistas, and smoky revelries under the project name of Abraxas. Combining their shared love of Wendy Renee, Los Destellos, doo-wop and R&B, they crafted their debut album Monte Carlo by bouncing ideas across the Atlantic.

                                                                                                                  “Planet Abraxas is a world filled with jungles, mist-covered rivers, panthers lurking in the night, desolate shopping malls, Neolithic citadels and sand-worn walls,” Blackwell says of the muse behind Monte Carlo. “The nights are usually dense with fog and the air is filled with the sounds of cicadas and faraway drumming.” This visual manifestation of their sound stands in stark contrast to the environment in which the songs were written. “I remember the feeling I got the first time Danny added vocals to one of my tracks,” Faruolo recalls. “I was sitting on my sofa in rainy Manchester in the middle of winter. I pressed play and the song just made my heart jump. It instantly felt special and, more importantly, it felt like a perfect portrait of both of us.”

                                                                                                                  Uruguayan-born Faruolo grew up with the tropical beats of cumbia and the psychedelic flavor of classic chicha artists, and it became her mission to infuse those sunny influences in her work as a UK musician. Blackwell’s work under the Night Beats handle involves the fusion of outlaw soul and R&B with a resourceful DIY spirit. Despite the apparent contrast in their styles, the two musicians bonded over their reverence for Selena and Sade, exemplars of the humid pulse and sultry spirit of their respective approaches. As Abraxas, their distinctive musical perspectives created a sound that encompassed the tropicalia of Os Mutantes, the scrappy songwriting of Cleaners From Venus, and the trippy production of Lee “Scratch” Perry, though the duo is quick to assert that they were finding their own distinctive voices rather than adhering to pre-existing stylistic codes and constraints. And indeed, Monte Carlo feels rooted in tradition but blossoms into its own unique timbres and vibrations.

                                                                                                                  Monte Carlo opens with “Sunrise State (of Mind),” where a hypnotic cumbia beat serves as the bedrock for cosmic guitar leads, hazy choral melodies, and Blackwell’s seductive vocals. From there, the album continues its steady Latin pulse on “Mañana,” a perfect soundtrack to feverish nights in dancehalls, sipping on caipirinhas and sharing cigarettes with strangers on the dancefloor. Across its twelve tracks, Monte Carlo unfurls a myriad of exotic influences, from the Eastern melodies and guitar trills on “Sultan,” through the dub-inflected stomp and scorching fuzz of “La Estampida,” and on to the Anatolian psych-funk of album closer “Göbekli Tepe.”

                                                                                                                  Blackwell recorded his contributions with the assistance of engineer Chris Maciel at his studio the 22nd Dimension in Pomona, California and Faruolo recorded her parts in Manchester, England at Brunswick Mill. While Abraxas conceived their material in bedrooms and studios six timezones apart, the music on Monte Carlo sounds like a live band in the throes of an ecstatic performance. And Abraxas plans to make the live incarnation of the band a reality when conditions allow for it. Until then, listeners can bask in the invented world of Abraxas and all its exotic and enticing splendor across the twelve tracks of Monte Carlo. Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to present Monte Carlo to the world later in 2022 on digital and vinyl formats.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                  1. Sunrise State (Of Mind)
                                                                                                                  2. Mañana
                                                                                                                  3. Sultan
                                                                                                                  4. Monte Carlo
                                                                                                                  5. La Estampida
                                                                                                                  6. Hourglass
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  1. Prismatic
                                                                                                                  2. Yes
                                                                                                                  3. Golden
                                                                                                                  4. Fuji
                                                                                                                  5. Shapeshifter
                                                                                                                  6. Göbekli Tepe

                                                                                                                  Can

                                                                                                                  Live In Cuxhaven 1976

                                                                                                                    Mute and Spoon Records present 'Live In Cuxhaven 1976', the third album of the curated Can live concert series. Available in full for the first time on blue vinyl, CD and digitally.

                                                                                                                    Originally recorded on tape, this carefully restored live album comprises the 1976 show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, bringing CAN’s performance to life. The series was overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer René Tinner, who delicately worked on restoring the archival recordings to the best quality for current modern technology.

                                                                                                                    These albums have been released alongside a succession of interviews discussing the band’s live shows. The YouTube series comprise interviews with journalist/author Pascal Bussy, Mute’s Daniel Miller, music critic Nick Kent, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, and Andy Hall and René Tinner who were both involved with recording Can’s live shows.


                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Cuxhaven 76 Eins
                                                                                                                    2. Cuxhaven 76 Zwei
                                                                                                                    3. Cuxhaven 76 Drei
                                                                                                                    4. Cuxhaven 76 Vier

                                                                                                                    Leftfield

                                                                                                                    This Is What We Do

                                                                                                                      The first album in 7 years from seminal electronic music pioneers and twice Mercury Prize Nominated, Leftfield. Currently reaching a new audience through Idris Elba’s Gucci ad, this will be their 4th album in their 28 year history. The new single will be featured in the soon to launched eFootball by Konami (previously PES).

                                                                                                                      Quote from Neil Barnes: "I wanted ‘Pulse’ to be the first statement from the new album. It felt strong. Dance floor. Human. Positive. And I love the bass. It’s Leftfield."

                                                                                                                      Leftfield (originally comprised of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley), have been at the cutting edge of dance music since the 1990s, releasing albums that have become some of the most influential electronic records of all time around the world with their debut LP 'Leftism' being widely regarded as one of the most boundary-pushing electronic LPs ever released.

                                                                                                                      In 2010, Neil Barnes reignited the Leftfield name, and went on to release an acclaimed new album (Alternative Light Source) touring the world with the full live band. Neil has also been cementing his reputation as a top-tier DJ and record collector unleashing modern dance floor weapons, selling out venues, headlining festivals and creating some amazing nights with his sets.


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. This Is What We Do
                                                                                                                      2. Full Way Round
                                                                                                                      3. Making A Difference
                                                                                                                      4. City Of Synths
                                                                                                                      5. Pulse
                                                                                                                      6. Machines Like Me
                                                                                                                      7. Rapture 16
                                                                                                                      8. Heart And Soul
                                                                                                                      9. Accumulator
                                                                                                                      10. Let’s Have It
                                                                                                                      11. The Power Of Listening

                                                                                                                      Breanna Barbara

                                                                                                                      Nothin' But Time

                                                                                                                        The Minnesota-born, Florida-raised, NYC-based artist Breanna Barbara’s 2nd album - ‘Nothin’ But Time - is a raw and immersive trip through the sounds of psychedelic rock and blues, anchored by her forceful vocals and unforgettable songwriting. Sporting a sound that feels classic and of-the-moment at the same time, Nothin’ But Time is the next chapter in Barbara’s exciting career, cementing her as an artist who’s committed to plumbing new emotional depths as she bursts through every sonic barrier put in her way.

                                                                                                                        She also shares lead single and album opener ‘Diamond Light’, with an accompanying video, which features rolling drums and miles-long guitar lines, as Barbara’s sublime voice cuts through the atmosphere while ruminating on nostalgia and the perils of looking back.

                                                                                                                        Nothin But Time arrives following Breanna’s 2016 debut Mirage Dreams, a trio of critically acclaimed singles (most recently ‘New Moon’) and a number of collaborations with legendary trip-hop vanguard Tricky. As well as joining his US touring band as lead female vocalist, Breanna also did an official rework of his 'When We Die' track and featured on the 2021 Lonely Guest album, False Idols.

                                                                                                                        For the recording of Nothin’ But Time Barbara and her band returned to Nashville’s Bomb Shelter studio with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) – with whom she recorded Mirage Dreams. With musical contributions from Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather), Tall Juan, Derry DeBorja (Jason Isbell), and Champagne Superchillin’s Ben Trimble and Charles Garmendia, the album was put to tape in the months prior to the COVID-19 pandemic: “I’d learned so much since the last time we were in the studio that I knew I could have a stronger voice getting back into the studio again.”

                                                                                                                        Nothin’ But Time reflects Barbara’s headlong journey into the world of psychedelic rock and pop, mixing these heady styles with her already established hard-driving blues-rock approach with warped theremin tones as well as celestial vibes courtesy of DeBorja’s own synth wizardry, as Barbara and her band sought out to create mind-expanding music that’s also firmly rooted in the real.

                                                                                                                        There’s the organ-rich ecstasy of “You Got Me High” and the hair-raising, Cat Power-recalling intimacy of “Devil”; “Me Too” is a searing rumination on the patriarchy’s oppressiveness over punchy strings, while opener “Diamond Light” features rolling drums and miles-long guitar lines, as Barbara’s voice cuts through the atmosphere while ruminating on nostalgia and the perils of looking back. “We can look at things so beautifully, but in hindsight they have another facet to them,” she explains regarding the lyrical perspective.

                                                                                                                        Over the driving beat of “Landslide,” Barbara zooms in on the ways that fate affects our daily living, and the complications that come from taking the wheel yourself. “I’ve been trying to trust my intuition more as I get older,” she explains. “I’m very impressionable, so I find it best for me to focus when there’s nothing else around to influence my decision.” Then there’s the howling title track, which takes on the heavy subject matter of facing down death itself.

                                                                                                                        “Death has always been something that’s hung over my head,” Barbara ruminates while discussing the song. “The idea that we have nothing but time makes me want to throw everything in the air, but I also want to hold on to everything so tightly that I don’t want to move forward.” And ‘Nothin’ But Time’ is defined by such honest self-expressions—a fearlessness that’s at the core of her artistic outlook and overall way of being. “I’m all about not being afraid of your own voice,” Barbara states. “The way out of the hardest times is deep within you. You are enough.”


                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                        1) Diamond Light
                                                                                                                        2) Landslide
                                                                                                                        3) Nothin’ But Time
                                                                                                                        4) Rise
                                                                                                                        5) Me Too
                                                                                                                        6) Weight Of The World
                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                        7) You Got Me High
                                                                                                                        8) Exist
                                                                                                                        9) Old Soul
                                                                                                                        10) Devil
                                                                                                                        11) Weaning

                                                                                                                        A.O. Gerber

                                                                                                                        Meet Me At The Gloaming

                                                                                                                          When we pick apart the pieces of our past, and turn them over in our hands, they can feel weighted, worn, and weathered with the smog of perspective. And as we try to stitch them together, how do we navigate our own pattern when what we might’ve been taught is too binary, too black and white, a thread woven too tight?

                                                                                                                          On her new album Meet Me at the Gloaming, A.O. Gerber carefully grapples with the constraints she was taught as a child to reach for the flourishing that comes when we look past the black and white, and into the gray gauze of the in-between. “I was thinking about how damaging it can be to exist in that binary space of good and evil,” Gerber explains. “When we see everything in either/or’s, we lose the nuance and complexity that make life rich enough to be worth living.” By interlocking memory and imagination, Gerber crafts a gleaming future, where the light and the dark don’t just coexist––they create a new color entirely.

                                                                                                                          Gerber’s debut LP Another Place To Need (2020) garnered critical acclaim for its candid, orchestral ruminations on splintered relationships and the cage of overthinking. While that record took three years to complete, and saw Gerber collaborate with much of her musical community in Los Angeles and the Bay Area – including Sasami, Madeline Kenney, Marina Allen and Noah Weinman (Runnner) – Gerber stripped back the team for Meet Me at the Gloaming. Once again co-producing with Madeline Kenney, Gerber shunned the usual process of seeking constant feedback, and instead leaned into a more isolated process, later producing much of the record at home. “I found a lot of healing while making this record because I had to be the person to call the shots,” she says. “I realized that I can exist as a musician completely outside of other people’s opinions of me.” Recording at Kenney’s home studio on nights and weekends in-between their day jobs, Alex Oñate joined Gerber and Kenney on drums while Gerber also collaborated remotely with Megan Benavente on bass and Lauren Elizabeth Baba on violin and viola.

                                                                                                                          This somewhat secluded process serves as a mirror to the deeply introspective and thoughtful nature of Meet Me at the Gloaming. Here, Gerber explores her upbringing, much of which took place under the watchful gaze of a spiritual teacher who led her mother to completely uproot their lives, and move the family from Northern California to Southern Oregon. But this isn’t a scathing composition of redemption or revenge; instead, Gerber parses out her own history with care and grace. “It can be difficult to write about your childhood when you have a lot of shame around it,” she explains. “I wanted to approach it from multiple perspectives, to try to hold the complexity of formative experiences and relationships, and resist the temptation to over-simplify them.”

                                                                                                                          Through unwavering, underwater synths and gentle plucked strings, ethereal opener “Disciple Song” chronicles the hold this spiritual teacher had on Gerber’s sense of self. “Arbiter of my worthiness / Arbiter of truth / Make me into a melody / I can sing when you are through,” she laments over a patient, kaleidoscopic arrangement. It’s a taster of the more avant-garde sonic palette that permeates Meet Me at the Gloaming, where Gerber leans into her curious producer side.

                                                                                                                          On “Looking for the Right Things,” the production thrives under an electro-pop blanket, as bright percussion and sharp, vivid keys give rise to Gerber’s warm, velvet-smooth vocal. “I just wanna feel clean / I’m missing someone I knew once / Now she doesn’t exist,” she croons,
                                                                                                                          charting the push-and-pull between wanting to be good, and the seeming impossibility of it. We are always at odds with ourselves, and “Looking for the Right Things,” peels back the desire to attain this idea of goodness while reckoning with the reality of our humanness, and the beauty of our imperfections. “As much as I’d like to make relationships as simple as figuring out how to be ‘good’ and that being enough, it’s always messier than that.”

                                                                                                                          Later, “Hunger” sees Gerber pick apart the opposing forces of desire and restriction through soft-yet-persistent synths and cloud-reaching riffs. “I’ve spent so much of my life vacillating between these polarities, craving and negating,” she says. “Both states of being are a hunger for something, and I like to think there’s a reality where pleasure and accountability to yourself and others can coexist.” On the guitar-led gentle anthem “For,” Gerber wrestles yet ultimately welcomes the darker parts of her personality. Inspired by her experience with a struggling friend, Gerber admits that while we can recognize and see ourselves in another’s pain, we can also acknowledge our limitations in showing up for them, and how we may not feel able to help them through it.

                                                                                                                          Closer “Only Mystery,” brings Meet Me at the Gloaming full circle, as Gerber unpacks her complex relationship with her father. Leaning into the eclectic sonic landscape of the album, fluttering strings dance alongside finger-picked guitar, while diaphanous synths coat lyrics of loneliness and betrayal. “Asking where you were / In the years / I called our backyard home” she sings, pointing to her solitary experience as a child. “I’m tenderly trying to meet someone as they are, while carrying the baggage of a life and past disappointments,” she says. “It’s exploring that complexity; of looking at this person who I barely know and who barely knows me, recognizing that there’s still this part of me that just wants to be seen as good, as having done my best, and hoping that’s good enough.”

                                                                                                                          Meet Me at the Gloaming is certainly an album that pierces grief head-on but it’s not without hope or certainty. Like curtains strong enough to block the view, but thin enough to let in the light, Gerber is reclaiming the meaning of goodness, where the harsh overwhelming brightness is dimmed to a beautiful, iridescent blue. During the gloaming we are between two spaces, two worlds, two selves and it’s here that we can fully embrace everything that we are.

                                                                                                                          Let us remember how dark the beginning of the day is ~ Maggie Smith


                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          1. Disciple Song
                                                                                                                          2. Walk In The Dark
                                                                                                                          3. Looking For The Right Things
                                                                                                                          4. You Got It Right
                                                                                                                          5. Mount Washington Phone Company
                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          1. Hunger
                                                                                                                          2. For
                                                                                                                          3. Just As A Child
                                                                                                                          4. Noon Of Love
                                                                                                                          5. PFS
                                                                                                                          6. What Are You Reading?
                                                                                                                          7. Only Mystery

                                                                                                                          Peel Dream Magazine

                                                                                                                          Pad

                                                                                                                            With his third album as Peel Dream Magazine, Joseph Stevens beckons you toward a fabulist, zig-zag world entirely of his own design. On ‘Pad’, he eschews the fuzzy glories of his indie pop past – vibraphone trembles while chamber strings take center stage. The curtains lift to reveal banjo. Chimes. Farfisa. And as he lets out a moan atop the album’s title track, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary performance. A conceptual work about losing oneself when all they have is themself, ‘Pad’ gestures towards an exciting new future for Stevens’ pop moniker by reimagining its own very existence.

                                                                                                                            The follow-up to 2020’s breakthrough album ‘Agitprop Alterna’, ‘Pad’ presents a major sonic evolution for the 34 year old songwriter, who moved to Los Angeles amid the cataclysm that same year. Seventies era drum machines and synthesizers remain here, but he’s traded his buzzing offset guitar for a nylon-string, opting for a gentle baroque pop sound steeped in Bossa, folk, and its own eerie mysticism. Alongside mid century touchstones like Burt Bacharach, Stevens draws on the cultishly-beloved tinkerings of late-1960s Beach Boys, offering a surreal melange of vintage organs and found percussion, as well as Harry Nilsson’s 1970 song tapestry ‘The Point!’.

                                                                                                                            And similar to ‘The Point!’, ‘Pad’ is a conceptual work reflecting on isolation and identity. The album tells a bedtime story in which Stevens’ bandmates kick him out of Peel Dream Magazine – banished and now without purpose, he sets out on a journey to rejoin the band. Misadventures ensue, such as when he joins a cult on “Self Actualization Center”, featuring friend and oft collaborator Winter. But this is also music that’s purely pleasurable in its own context, as our protagonist explores the boundaries of easy-listening with discordant textures, and bleeps and bloops that tickle. Songs like “Pictionary” chime delicately with sinister intent, evoking a palette that is outright Mod. ‘Pad’ also recalls the space age bachelor stylings of Stereolab and The High Llamas, with an occult twist that borrows from Tropicalia legends Os Mutantes.

                                                                                                                            There’s an unmoored frivolity to ‘Pad’, standing in stark contrast to the severe, droning motorik of Steven’s previous albums. Overwhelmed by the political upheaval of the day, he reimagines what Van Dyke Parks once referred to as musical counter-counterculturalism, blurring the line between blithe escapism and pointed subversion. “I felt like there was no other way for me to authentically react to what was happening than to make this record”. The album also draws on library music from the same era to similar effect, conjuring the likes of Basil Kirchin and Pierro Piccioni, as well as Stevens’ newfound arranging skills, honed composing advertisement scores as a day job.

                                                                                                                            While ‘Pad’ sounds beautiful, there’s a certain darkness to it as well. Stevens is addressing our general ambivalence toward the future of everything we know, informed partly by his time in New York at the onset of the pandemic. On “Hiding Out”, he laments: Wander past the Vernon Mall, and up to Queensboro Bridge. Made to feel I’m two feet small, but that’s no way to live. Ultimately, Stevens is embracing a first-thought-best-thought approach, leaning into the fantastical elements of his own life story. ‘Pad’ is as archetypal as it is strange, blurring the very lines that it asks to be defined by. Art imitates life, but life imitates art too – and the results can sometimes be unpredictable.


                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Not In The Band
                                                                                                                            Pad
                                                                                                                            Pictionary
                                                                                                                            Wanting And Waiting
                                                                                                                            Self-Actualisation Centre
                                                                                                                            Walk Around The Block
                                                                                                                            Hamlet
                                                                                                                            Penelope’s Suitors
                                                                                                                            Hiding Out
                                                                                                                            Jennifer Hindsight
                                                                                                                            Reiki
                                                                                                                            La Sol
                                                                                                                            Message The Manager
                                                                                                                            Roll In The Hay
                                                                                                                            Back In The Band

                                                                                                                            Brutus

                                                                                                                            Unison Life

                                                                                                                              When times are tough, or you’re feeling worn down, you start longing for a life of total peace. A life where there are no fights, arguments or lies; where there is no such thing as disappointment and your actions have no consequences. Some might call it a “fantasy world”. Genre-jumping Belgian trio Brutus call it the “Unison Life” – a phrase that titles their third studio album. Unison Life is about all the stuff that wears you down in the first place. It’s the ugliness, the pain, and the acts of bravery that get you through it all. Beginning with a portrait of contentment and unravelling from there, the album goes into battle and asks what really counts. In their own words: “Is this Unison Life a hoax? Or a quest?”

                                                                                                                              Since their formation in 2014, Brutus have made a name for themselves with their restless, emotionally raw rock that traverses the landscape of metal, punk, post-hardcore and beyond – often in the same song. The three members first met in their hometown of Leuven, where they cut their teeth playing in different local bands. Their influences are wide and varied. Drummer/vocalist Stefanie Mannaerts – who grew up above a music shop run by her family – is into a variety of genres from post-metal to electronic music. Bassist Peter Mulders is more of a punk guy, while guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden is into country and more melodic rock. Their diverse tastes come together through Brutus to create a sound that’s as heavy as it is unexpected, full of beauty and surprises.


                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1 Miles Away
                                                                                                                              A2 Brave
                                                                                                                              A3 Victoria
                                                                                                                              A4 What Have We Done
                                                                                                                              A5 Dust
                                                                                                                              B1 Liar
                                                                                                                              B2 Chainlife
                                                                                                                              B3 Storm
                                                                                                                              B4 Dreamlife
                                                                                                                              B5 Desert Rain



                                                                                                                              Turnover

                                                                                                                              Myself In The Way

                                                                                                                                A new record from Turnover arrives this fall. Myself in the Way is the band’s fifth full-length album, and it follows their first pause in consistent touring in almost 10 years. While the world was shut down, Turnover’s four bandmates spent time meditating, painting, volunteer firefighting, skateboarding, and working in state parks - deepening interests and growing roots in places they hadn’t been able to while living life on the road for so long.

                                                                                                                                Over 18 months, these individual experiences acted as the soil in which Myself in the Way grew into Turnover’s next album. Returning to Pennsylvania to track with longtime friend and producer Will Yip, vocalist & guitarist Austin Getz cites Quincy Jones, Chic, and Dark Side of the Moon as influences in the way that songs like the infectiously-rhythmic “Ain’t Love Heavy” and the trippy, disorienting “Tears of Change” feel wider, deeper and more whole than anything in the band’s catalog to date. Drummer Casey Getz’ new skills behind the drum set that open up songs on Myself in the Way to more improvisation and fluidity, pairing well with bassist Dan Dempsey’s infectious bass-lines and Nick Rayfield’s sharpened guitar and piano playing.

                                                                                                                                On Myself in the Way, Turnover’s creative vision takes center-stage in every way. The album’s cover art - a sparkling array of multicolored gems scattered across a neutral canvas - was painted during lockdown by Dempsey. Music videos for the record were directed and filmed by the band, including the dizzy “Wait Too Long” video shot on retreat in upstate New York with friends and collaborators Kyle Lamb and Blair Kemp. Austin’s increased involvement on the production side earned him his first-ever co-producer credit, and Nick Rayfield contributed a new perspective as a songwriter for the first time in the recording process. For a band that has never stopped evolving, Turnover has always remained authentic with every release. Myself in the Way is an achievement that ties new and exciting ideas in with the band’s unique artistic ambition. 


                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                                1. Stone Station
                                                                                                                                2. Tears Of Change
                                                                                                                                3. Myself In The Way Feat. Brendan Yates
                                                                                                                                4. Wait Too Long
                                                                                                                                5. People That We Know
                                                                                                                                6. Mountains Made Of Clouds
                                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                                1. Ain’t Love Heavy Feat. Bre Morell
                                                                                                                                2. Pleasures Galore
                                                                                                                                3. Stone Station Reprise
                                                                                                                                4. Fantasy
                                                                                                                                5. Queen In The River
                                                                                                                                6. Bored Of God / Orlando

                                                                                                                                The Cure

                                                                                                                                Wish - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                  ‘Wish’ released in April 1992 was The Cure’s 9th studio album and reached Number 1 in the UK Album Chart on its release. It also reached Number 2 in the USA, where it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Alternative Music Album category.

                                                                                                                                  The first single to be released from the album, “High” was released in March 1992 and reached #8 in the UK Singles chart, but the album is probably best known for the 2nd single, “Friday I’m In Love” which reached #6 in May 1992.

                                                                                                                                  The 3rd and final single from the album was “A Letter To Elise” which peaked at #28 in October 1992.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1CD
                                                                                                                                  Open
                                                                                                                                  High
                                                                                                                                  Apart
                                                                                                                                  From The Edge Of The Green Sea
                                                                                                                                  Wendy Time
                                                                                                                                  Doing The Unstuck
                                                                                                                                  Friday I’m In Love
                                                                                                                                  Trust
                                                                                                                                  A Letter To Elise
                                                                                                                                  Cut
                                                                                                                                  To Wish Impossible Things
                                                                                                                                  End

                                                                                                                                  3CD Deluxe Edition
                                                                                                                                  CD1
                                                                                                                                  Open
                                                                                                                                  High
                                                                                                                                  Apart
                                                                                                                                  From The Edge Of The Green Sea
                                                                                                                                  Wendy Time
                                                                                                                                  Doing The Unstuck
                                                                                                                                  Friday I’m In Love
                                                                                                                                  Trust
                                                                                                                                  A Letter To Elise
                                                                                                                                  Cut
                                                                                                                                  To Wish Impossible Things
                                                                                                                                  End
                                                                                                                                  CD2
                                                                                                                                  The Big Hand [1990 Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Cut [1990 Demo]
                                                                                                                                  A Letter To Elise [1990 Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Wendy Time [1990 Demo]
                                                                                                                                  This Twilight Garden [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Scared As You [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  To Wish Impossible Things [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Apart [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  T7 [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Now Is The Time [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Miss Van Gogh [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  T6 [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Play [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  A Foolish Arrangement [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Halo [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Trust [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Abetabw [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  T8 [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Heart Attack [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Swing Change [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  Frogfish [Instrumental Demo]
                                                                                                                                  CD3
                                                                                                                                  Uyea Sound [Dim-D Mix]
                                                                                                                                  Cloudberry [Dim-D Mix]
                                                                                                                                  Off To Sleep… [Dim-D Mix]
                                                                                                                                  The Three Sisters [Dim-D Mix]
                                                                                                                                  A Wendy Band [Instrumental]
                                                                                                                                  From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea [Partscheckruf Mix]
                                                                                                                                  Open [Fix Mix]
                                                                                                                                  High [Higher Mix]
                                                                                                                                  Doing The Unstuck [Extended 12” Mix]
                                                                                                                                  Friday I’m In Love [Strangelove Mix]
                                                                                                                                  A Letter To Elise [Blue Mix]
                                                                                                                                  End [Paris Live 92]

                                                                                                                                  2LP
                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                  Open
                                                                                                                                  High
                                                                                                                                  Apart
                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                  From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
                                                                                                                                  Wendy Time
                                                                                                                                  Doing The Unstuck
                                                                                                                                  Side C
                                                                                                                                  Friday I’m In Love
                                                                                                                                  Trust
                                                                                                                                  A Letter To Elise
                                                                                                                                  Side D
                                                                                                                                  Cut
                                                                                                                                  To Wish Impossible Things
                                                                                                                                  End

                                                                                                                                  The Bug Club

                                                                                                                                  Green Dream In F#

                                                                                                                                    Green Dream in F# is a culmination of The Bug Club universe that has been constructed over the course of two sold out EPs, a couple of standalone singles, and the kind of relentless touring the band has quickly become known for. ‘It’s Art’ is a typically short piece of garage pop perfection, beginning quietly and with singer and guitarist Sam Willmett listing the band’s musical heroes in the manner similar to one of those he namechecks: Jonathan Richman. The band’s ever-present sardonic wit is at the forefront, as they question the meaning and purpose of art - and in turn themselves - before throwing in a blistering guitar riff and the trademark duel-vocals between Sam and Tilly Harris (bass, vocals) before things get too serious.

                                                                                                                                    The band say this first single sets the tone for the album, and musically it presents us with a refined version of what we have come to expect on the basis of previous releases: whip-smart pop songs performed flawlessly and with humour by one of the tightest musical units going. As indicated by the names of both first single and album, The Bug Club’s debut LP shows the band taking a long, hard look at the way the music industry - and by extension the art world - takes itself so seriously, and deciding to ignore that and carry on doing things on their own terms.

                                                                                                                                    Riding atop drummer Dan Matthew’s relentlessly solid foundation, Green Dream in F# packs in 14 tracks covering favourite The Bug Club topics including space, small town life, love and swearing. Sam and Tilly’s playing could be virtuosic if they were in any way arrogant, but they’re not, and so well-crafted and at times complex guitar work sits neatly within the sharp song structures that never stick around too long, and backs engaging and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny lyrical storytelling.

                                                                                                                                    Following the remarkable DIY success of early EPs Launching Moondream One and Pure Particles (also available via Bingo Records), Green Dream in F# shows a band not at all phased by the prospect of putting out their debut full length. Instead, they use the space to stretch their abilities and create something as cohesive, involved and engrossing as you’d expect the imaginary, dog-directed symphony their LP’s name pokes fun at to be.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Only In Love
                                                                                                                                    2. Six O’Clock News
                                                                                                                                    3. Little Coy Space Boy
                                                                                                                                    4. Love Is A Painting
                                                                                                                                    5. It’s Art
                                                                                                                                    6. Love For Two
                                                                                                                                    7. My Guy
                                                                                                                                    8. Going Down
                                                                                                                                    9. Yesterday’s Paper
                                                                                                                                    10. Sitting On The Rings Of Saturn
                                                                                                                                    11. Christmas Lullaby
                                                                                                                                    12. Love Letters From Jupiter
                                                                                                                                    13. Some Things Sound Better In Space
                                                                                                                                    14. Green Dream In F#

                                                                                                                                    Fresh off the back of a Number 1 album Wet Leg, are pleased to reveal a new remix of “Too Late Now” by the legendary Soulwax. The Belgian duo have crafted a certified banger for late-night dancefloors looping Rhian Teasdale’s original vocals through distorted synths and pounding bass cranking up the BPM as they go.

                                                                                                                                    Limited 12” vinyl release featuring an exclusive instrumental mix on the b-side. 

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A. Too Late Now (Soulwax Remix)
                                                                                                                                    B. Too Late Now (Soulwax Instrumental Mix)

                                                                                                                                    Aoife Nessa Frances

                                                                                                                                    Protector

                                                                                                                                      In spring of 2020, Aoife Nessa Frances moved out of the city for the first time in her life. After packing up her things in Dublin, she moved to rural County Clare on the west coast of Ireland, and there, amidst the stillness, she worked on the songs that would become her second album, Protector. The resulting body of work deftly juxtaposes golden hours and arguments, affection and alienation, and above all marks a crucial period of her life that was transformative and left her wiser.

                                                                                                                                      "I might have been running away from my problems," she admits. "I was disconnected from myself and from nature, but I found peace far away from the city, where there were no distractions. I isolated myself with nothing to do but make music.” Writing Protector provided Frances an essential sounding board for this journey. "I felt a growing inner strength that guided me through the making of this album. It was like sculpting with my eyes closed, this intense sense of self-preservation leading me and growing with each song I wrote. When I started, I didn't recognise myself. With each song, I became more human.”

                                                                                                                                      Aoife spent that summer with her dad and two sisters. “It was a very special time for my family as we had never been that tight knit before,” she says, “and we all became very close…driving the country roads and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and lakes of Clare. I had one CD in my car: Jim Sullivan’s UFO and we listened to it over and over again.” Like many people in their late twenties shaking off youthful rebelliousness, Frances experienced a solidification of familial ties like never before, and felt the formation of a protective, impenetrable shell. “For me, Protector acknowledges the part of myself that steers me towards a brighter path. The almost psychotropic power of nature gave me a connection I never felt before. As the countryside seeped into me and lines of communication opened up with my family, I developed an ability to perceive myself and my choices within an expanded world.”

                                                                                                                                      Protector builds pastoral landscapes through light flourishes and open spaces. Songs float along effortlessly, remaining anchored by Frances’ deep voice. Contemplative tempos tug along atmospheric synths, minimal bass, and shimmering guitar notes, conveying a serenity like early morning. Frances found that the noiselessness allowed her, at long last, to listen to herself. “I got up every day before sunrise and took my guitar to a place where nobody could hear me,” she discloses. “These songs were written in the magic hour before the world wakes up.”

                                                                                                                                      Recording took place in a small house in County Kerry, at the foothills of the Annascaul, along with Brendan Jenkinson (producer, keys, bass, synth, clarinet) and Brendan Doherty (drums). “We’d wake up early every day and swim at Inch Beach before making music,” Frances describes. “This ritual was crucial for our process. There was an unexplainable joy happening between the three of us.” The arrangements grew with later contributions from Ailbhe Nic Oiroictaigh (strings), Meabh McKenna (harp), and Conor O’Brien (horns). No matter how it expanded in scope and involvement, Frances never let it stray from a central focus on deep truths. “I wanted my voice to be as up front and dry as possible, to create a sense of raw and powerful vulnerability, like Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Histoire de Melody Nelson’ where the voice feels right in front of you.”

                                                                                                                                      Across eight songs, Frances found innovative ways to project her intentions. “Emptiness Follows” carries a striking sense of grace, the playfulness of the track’s instrumentation contrast lyrics about friends drifting apart (“the weight of the water, it holds you and tortures time away from you”). “Soft Lines,” spans weightless and brooding, the shimmer of the musical backdrop like a low-settled fog obscuring one’s way, as Frances sings of the illusion of idealized love (“All that I’d give for a life by your side”). “Chariot” is at the core of the record, a powerful testament to the strength and bonds of family and friendships.

                                                                                                                                      With Protector, Frances has delivered a glowing act of restoration, informed by the power of connection. The songs find the resonance in the hum of life, trapping glimpses of light and crystalizing them into new modes of being. Each track is a nuanced take on a different subject. “Writing and recording this album was a spiritual experience. I experienced love for my family on a level I didn’t know existed, while slowly putting myself back together and watching the ‘protector’ in me grow much bigger.”


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                      A1 Way To Say Goodbye
                                                                                                                                      A2 This Still Life
                                                                                                                                      A3 Emptiness Follows
                                                                                                                                      A4 Only Child
                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                      B1 Chariot
                                                                                                                                      B2 Back To Earth
                                                                                                                                      B3 Soft Lines
                                                                                                                                      B4 Day Out Of Time

                                                                                                                                      PVA

                                                                                                                                      Blush

                                                                                                                                        The eleven blistering tracks from the trio, made up of Ella Harris and Josh Baxter (who share lead vocals as well as handling synths, guitars and production) alongside drummer and percussionist Louis Satchell, are made from a formula of acid, disco, blistering synths, the release of the dancefloor and cathartic sprechgesang post-punk.

                                                                                                                                        On their debut album PVA carry that same energy from the live circuit, while also building out a holistic world full of texture and heart. 'Blush' is rich with industrial-sized beats that pack a heavyweight punch, jagged punk spirit, and moments of hushed contemplation from Harris’ poetic lyrics.

                                                                                                                                        It sprints tirelessly throughout, linking influences including Portishead, PC Music, Laurie Anderson, and cult rave-pop duo The Pom-Poms with ease. The album was produced by the band alongside friends Ben Romans-Hopcraft (Warmduscher) and Jamie Neville (Pumarosa) over a two week period at Neville’s home studio in South London. They then mixed the record at FOLD, the club hidden away on a trading estate in East London.

                                                                                                                                        One place intimate, another industrial; this is PVA’s world.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A1. Untethered
                                                                                                                                        A2. Kim
                                                                                                                                        A3. Hero Man
                                                                                                                                        A4. Interlude
                                                                                                                                        A5. Bunker
                                                                                                                                        A6. Comfort Eating
                                                                                                                                        B1. The Individual
                                                                                                                                        B2. Bad Dad
                                                                                                                                        B3. Transit
                                                                                                                                        B4. Seven (feat. Tony Njoku) 

                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        Stranger Things: Soundtrack From The Netflix Series Season 4 OST

                                                                                                                                          Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4 will include key music covering various classic eras and styles as featured in "Stranger Things 4." The soundtrack album is conceptualized and produced by The Duffer Brothers and Nora Felder (Grammy and Emmy nominee Nora Felder has served as music supervisor for "Stranger Things" since the show's inception and was nominated for a Music Supervision Grammy the first year the category was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences). The compilation album is produced by The Duffer Brothers and 2x Grammy nominee Timothy J. Smith.

                                                                                                                                          "Stranger Things 4" is scheduled to be released worldwide exclusively via Netflix's streaming service in two volumes, with the first set for May 27, 2022, and the second five weeks later on July 1, 2022. The fourth season will have nine episodes and has continued to be produced by the show's creators the Duffer Brothers, along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Bryce Miller/Alloy Tracks Remix) - Journey
                                                                                                                                          2. California Dreamin' - The Beach Boys
                                                                                                                                          3. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
                                                                                                                                          4. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush
                                                                                                                                          5. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                                          6. Chica Mejicanita - Mae Arnette
                                                                                                                                          7. Play With Me - Extreme
                                                                                                                                          8. Detroit Rock City (Single Version) - KISS
                                                                                                                                          9. I Was A Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps
                                                                                                                                          10. Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
                                                                                                                                          11. Wipe Out - The Surfaris
                                                                                                                                          12. Object Of My Desire (Single Version) - Starpoint
                                                                                                                                          13. Rock Me Amadeus (The Gold Mix) - Falco
                                                                                                                                          14. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
                                                                                                                                          15. Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
                                                                                                                                          16. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
                                                                                                                                          17. Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo (Single Version) - Rick Derringer
                                                                                                                                          18. Fire And Rain - James Taylor
                                                                                                                                          19. Spellbound - Siouxsie And The Banshees
                                                                                                                                          20. Master Of Puppets - Metallica
                                                                                                                                          21. When It's Cold I'd Like To Die (featuring Mimi Goese) - Moby
                                                                                                                                          22. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Steve Perry & Bryce Miller Extended Remix) - Journey

                                                                                                                                          Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners

                                                                                                                                          Too-Rye-Ay, As It Should Have Sounded

                                                                                                                                            To tie in with the 40th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling album, we present ‘Too-Rye-Ay, as it should have sounded’.

                                                                                                                                            Kevin Rowland was never happy with the final mix of the album, despite its huge commercial success. So with Helen O’Hara, and Pete Schwier they decided to mix it again. In recent interviews Kevin has stated…

                                                                                                                                            “The songs and performances are great, but I always felt the mixes could be better. It’s my most successful album, but it doesn’t sound as good as the others”

                                                                                                                                            “This is the director’s cut and it’s how it should have sounded…”

                                                                                                                                            The album’s cover has also been re-modelled, using the preferred image from the Come On Eileen single sleeve. 

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1LP
                                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                                            The Celtic Soul Brothers
                                                                                                                                            Let's Make This Precious
                                                                                                                                            All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz)
                                                                                                                                            Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
                                                                                                                                            Old
                                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                                            Plan B
                                                                                                                                            I'll Show You
                                                                                                                                            Liars A To E
                                                                                                                                            Until I Believe In My Soul
                                                                                                                                            Come On Eileen

                                                                                                                                            3CD
                                                                                                                                            CD1 (The 1982 Album – ‘as It Should Have Sounded’)
                                                                                                                                            The Celtic Soul Brothers
                                                                                                                                            Let's Make This Precious
                                                                                                                                            All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz)
                                                                                                                                            Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
                                                                                                                                            Old
                                                                                                                                            Plan B
                                                                                                                                            I'll Show You
                                                                                                                                            Liars A To E
                                                                                                                                            Until I Believe In My Soul
                                                                                                                                            Come On Eileen
                                                                                                                                            CD2 (Bonus Tracks - B-Sides / Out-Takes)
                                                                                                                                            Show Me (Single A-side – 1981)
                                                                                                                                            Soon (B-side Of Show Me Single - 1981)
                                                                                                                                            ...And Yes We Must Remain The Wildhearted Outsiders (B-side Of Liars A To E Single - 1981)
                                                                                                                                            Love Part 2 (B-side Of The Celtic Soul Brothers Single - 1982)
                                                                                                                                            Let's Make This Precious (‘Original Version’ – From Too-Rye-Ay (2CD Deluxe))
                                                                                                                                            Come On Eileen (Single Edit - 1982)
                                                                                                                                            Dubious (B-side Of Come On Eileen Single - 1982)
                                                                                                                                            T.S.O.P. (B-side Of Jackie Wilson Said.. 12” Single - 1982)
                                                                                                                                            Let's Get This Straight From The Start (Non-album Single - 1982)
                                                                                                                                            Reminisce (Part 1)(B-side Of The Celtic Soul Brothers 12" Single - 1983)
                                                                                                                                            Let's Make This Precious (Out-Take - Previously Unreleased)
                                                                                                                                            ‘Smoke Your Own’ (AKA Liars A To E, 1981) (Out-Take - Previously Unreleased)
                                                                                                                                            Until I Believe In My Soul (Out-Take - Previously Unreleased)
                                                                                                                                            CD3 (Live At The Shaftesbury Theatre – October 1982)
                                                                                                                                            Old
                                                                                                                                            Geno
                                                                                                                                            Let's Get This Straight From The Start
                                                                                                                                            All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz)
                                                                                                                                            Tell Me When My Light Turns Green
                                                                                                                                            Plan B
                                                                                                                                            Let's Make This Precious
                                                                                                                                            I Couldn't Help If I Tried
                                                                                                                                            Until I Believe In My Soul
                                                                                                                                            Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
                                                                                                                                            Respect
                                                                                                                                            There, There, My Dear
                                                                                                                                            Come On Eileen
                                                                                                                                            Seven Days Too Long
                                                                                                                                            The Celtic Soul Brothers
                                                                                                                                            I'm Just Looking 

                                                                                                                                            Acid Klaus

                                                                                                                                            Step On My Travelator: The Imagined Career Trajectory Of Superstar DJ & Dance Pop Producer, Melvin Harris

                                                                                                                                              ACID KLAUS, the new collaborative solo project from songwriter-producer and Northern England cult leg-end, Adrian Flanagan (The Moonlandingz, International Teachers of Pop, Eccentronic Research Council & lots more) announces his debut concept album co-produced with his music partner in the ERC, Dean Honer titled Step On My Travelator: The Imagined Career Trajectory of Superstar DJ & Dance-Pop Producer, Melvin Harris which will be released on November 18 on Yard Act's ZEN F.C. label.

                                                                                                                                              The album features contributions from Adrian’s long-time collaborators and friends including actress, Maxine Peake, US musician and video director, Charlotte Kemp Muhl (Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger), Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth and the Bradford-born pop-noir singer (currently singing in The Specials), Hannah Hu who is joined on lap steel guitar on a track by Richard Hawley. The album is completed by a whole host of fresh and exciting artists (as well as the aforementioned Lieselot Elzinga) – there's the enigmatic Queen Bee of the Calder Valley, solo artist, Bianca Eddleston who goes under the name Soft Focus and finally from South Wales (and the current talk of the South London scene), the incredible welsh language singer-songwriter, Cat Rin.

                                                                                                                                              Flanagan proclaims about the album: “I hereby herald in a masterclass of conceptual brilliance and sonic floor-shaking heroism. A record that is both mocking and hugging in its stance – a solid and weighty brick in the face to the horrid and cod sincere, brat histrionics of the easy-on-the-eye careerist indie minstrel. Where I, an invisible bruised and battered craftsman of high (and low) art for nigh on two decades is finally (and begrudgingly) held aloft like a prize-winning Champion Cock at a village fete whilst a demonically futurist/modernist B-Boy B-Girl group bring the gathered throng, deep, penetrative, body music!”

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Step On My Travelator
                                                                                                                                              2. Party Sized Away Day (feat Maria Uzor)
                                                                                                                                              3. Bethlehem Or Bust (feat. Cat Rin)
                                                                                                                                              4. Blow Your Speakers (feat. Soft Focus)
                                                                                                                                              5. Crashing Cars In Ibiza (feat Maria Uzor)
                                                                                                                                              6. Bad Club Bad Drugs Bad People
                                                                                                                                              7. Elevate (feat. Charlotte Kemp Muhl)
                                                                                                                                              8. The Three Rooms Of Nightclub Marilyn (feat Lieselot Elzinga)
                                                                                                                                              9. I Used To Be A DJ In A Club (But Now I'm Just A DJ In My Bedroom)
                                                                                                                                              10. My Hats On Fire (feat. Hannah Hu And Richard Hawley)
                                                                                                                                              11. Eulogy To A Quiet Life (feat. Maxine Peake)

                                                                                                                                              Lande Hekt

                                                                                                                                              House Without A View

                                                                                                                                                Lande Hekt’s natural state of being is in the writing of a song. Having crafted politically aware, heart-on-sleeve, punchy yet tender, punk-flecked songs with her band Muncie Girls, Lande turned her hand to an even more personal songwriting approach as she embarked on writing a solo record - 2021’s ‘Going to Hell’. The debut full-length documented her experience coming out as gay. It set out her stall as a solo artist with supreme storytelling abilities and a knack for understatedly luminous melodies. Lande’s music sits beautifully alongside such essential artists as The Wedding Present, The Sundays, The Replacements, Sleeper and Sharon Van Etten

                                                                                                                                                With her debut album barely a year old, 2022 sees Lande armed with a whole new collection of song-form vignettes and musings on her life and experiences. Kicking off where the last record left off, the opening track of new album ‘House Without a View’ is ‘Half With You’ which “is about growing into yourself as a queer person, and enjoying who you are after not enjoying it for so long,” says Lande. ‘Cut My Hair’ is about how her relationship with her gender has changed over the last few years, becoming more comfortable in herself and understanding more about what makes her happy. “It’s also about how easy it is to not talk to people when you’re struggling, which is something I did for a long time,” admits Lande.

                                                                                                                                                The title track of ‘House Without a View’ deals with childhood trauma and how events of our formative years “affect us so much into our adult lives and are intrinsic to our personalities and the way we cope (or don’t) with life and relationships,” says Lande. Although there’s darkness and sadness within the record, there’s also some shining beacons of positivity and a light-hearted side, albeit with a side of frustration. ‘Lola’ was written about Lande’s cat shortly after she came to live with her and her girlfriend. “She’s the first pet I’ve ever had and I wasn’t quite ready for how hard it would be to not be able to verbally communicate with her. I worried constantly that she was depressed because all she did was sleep, but my girlfriend assured me that that was regular cat behaviour.”

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                Half With You
                                                                                                                                                Backstreet Snow
                                                                                                                                                Cut My Hair
                                                                                                                                                Gay Space Cadets
                                                                                                                                                Always Hurt
                                                                                                                                                House Without A View
                                                                                                                                                Ground Shaking
                                                                                                                                                What Could I Sell
                                                                                                                                                Lola
                                                                                                                                                Take A Break
                                                                                                                                                First Girlfriend

                                                                                                                                                Daphni

                                                                                                                                                Cherry

                                                                                                                                                  Whether in the studio or the club, Daphni has always been a pursuit where Dan Snaith lets the music find its own path. With Cherry this is more evident than ever, this sense of the tracks as objects with life and desires outside of Snaith’s control has now become a driving force in their creation. "There isn't anything obvious that unifies it or makes it hang together" Snaith says, "I think it was good that it was made without worrying about any of that. I just made it."

                                                                                                                                                  Recorded over a prolonged period, Snaith let the music go where it wanted to go. It wasn’t until he put everything he’d been tinkering with together that he realised what he had. "It's weird that when the tracks were put in what felt like the right order it took on a new coherence" he says, "where it pings quickly from one idea to the next and, at least for me, hangs together in way that feels unified. Maybe because it's hard to avoid the musical fingerprints I leave on the music I make, whether I want to or not."

                                                                                                                                                  The component parts have this same sense of independence, the essence of Daphni always present over music that is more free-wheeling than it’s ever been, almost escaping Snaith's grasp as it tumbles and spirals. "As is often the case when you're working quickly and intuitively, new pieces of equipment played a part" he says.

                                                                                                                                                  New gear and ways of working meant Snaith was able to sit at the centre of the music but let things get away from him a bit more as equipment began to make its own decisions before reeling it back in to suit his purposes, or as he puts it "getting the snake to eat its own tail".

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1/A1 Arrow 3.07
                                                                                                                                                  2/A2 Cherry 5.55
                                                                                                                                                  3/A3 Always There 3.41
                                                                                                                                                  4/B1 Crimson 2.54
                                                                                                                                                  5/B2 Arp Blocks 2.09
                                                                                                                                                  6/B3 Falling 1:12
                                                                                                                                                  7/B4 Mania 3:36
                                                                                                                                                  8/B5 Take Two 3:19
                                                                                                                                                  9/C1 Mona 2:51
                                                                                                                                                  10/C2 Clavicle 3:33
                                                                                                                                                  11/C3 Cloudy 6:51
                                                                                                                                                  12/D1 Karplus 1:48
                                                                                                                                                  13/D2 Amber 3:50
                                                                                                                                                  14/D3 Fly Away 2:54

                                                                                                                                                  Grave Goods

                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday. Nothing Exists

                                                                                                                                                    London and Dublin based women-led independent label Tulle are back with 'Tuesday. Nothing Exists' - the debut album from three-piece Grave Goods.

                                                                                                                                                    Featuring current and former members of PINS, Girls Names and September Girls, the Sartre-rock trio are based between Manchester, Belfast and Dublin. Taking influence from early post-punk and minimalist rock, Grave Goods music has been described as urgent and demanding, claustrophobic yet spacious - guaranteed to grab your attention. Their influences come from early post-punk and minimalist rock, and their music is visceral and angular, set against a lyrical backdrop of existential ennui.

                                                                                                                                                    Their first track released 'Juice' was featured on A Litany of Failures Volume III, and in December 2021 they released new single 'Phonetic Fetish'. This highly anticipated debut full-length 'Tuesday. Nothing Exists' was recorded at Invada studios, Bristol.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                    Come
                                                                                                                                                    Source
                                                                                                                                                    Miles
                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                    None
                                                                                                                                                    Story
                                                                                                                                                    Eneeway
                                                                                                                                                    Die 

                                                                                                                                                    The Libertines

                                                                                                                                                    Up The Bracket - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                      Up The Bracket arrived like a raging bull in a tired post-Britpop china shop and introduced the world to The Libertines, a new gang of London bohemians, whose ragged tunes, red military tunics, opiated poetry and ‘live now pay never’ lifestyle came to define the millennial angst of the early noughties. At the heart of the band is the blood bond bromance between the ramshackle Music Hall Jagger/Richards, Peter Doherty and Carl Barat, ably assisted by the rock solid rhythm twins John Hassall and Gary Powell. Any bookie worth his salt would have given you short odds on this quartet surviving more than a month or two, given the teetering on the brink lifestyle they chose to lead, but here we are two decades later and our Byronic heroes, though older and wiser, are still fighting the good fight and making music every bit as vital as their debut. The belief, talent and fervour that Doherty spoke of in their earliest manifesto has stood them in good stead.

                                                                                                                                                      Up The Bracket, justly considered one of the greatest albums of the noughties, was originally released on October 21st 2002 by Rough Trade Records. The album, a heady stew of indie rock, skiffle, blues, dub and English bucolic pop, was a huge shot in the arm to a largely redundant music scene and helped to inspire the rebirth of guitar music, going on to influence countless artists who followed in its wake.

                                                                                                                                                      Up The Bracket, which was produced by Mick Jones of The Clash, takes you on a wondrously poetic journey into the band’s mythical world and their fevered dreams of Albion, a land of squalid glamour, liberty, equality, fraternity, gin palaces and chip shops. Quite simply Pete, Carl, Gary and John created a hugely compelling timeless British rock'n'roll classic debut as relevant now as it was upon its release.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      2LP & 2CD Tracklisting

                                                                                                                                                      LP1/CD1 – Up The Bracket (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                      Vertigo
                                                                                                                                                      Death On The Stairs
                                                                                                                                                      Horror Show
                                                                                                                                                      Time For Heroes
                                                                                                                                                      Boys In The Band
                                                                                                                                                      Radio America
                                                                                                                                                      Up The Bracket
                                                                                                                                                      Tell The King
                                                                                                                                                      The Boy Looked At Johnny
                                                                                                                                                      Begging
                                                                                                                                                      The Good Old Days
                                                                                                                                                      I Get Along

                                                                                                                                                      LP2/CD2 - Live At The 100 Club
                                                                                                                                                      Horrorshow
                                                                                                                                                      Vertigo
                                                                                                                                                      The Delaney
                                                                                                                                                      What A Waster
                                                                                                                                                      Begging
                                                                                                                                                      Time For Heroes
                                                                                                                                                      Death On The Stairs
                                                                                                                                                      Boys In The Band
                                                                                                                                                      I Get Along



                                                                                                                                                      BOXSET Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                      LP1 – Up The Bracket (Remastered) (black Vinyl)

                                                                                                                                                      Side One 
                                                                                                                                                      1. Vertigo
                                                                                                                                                      2. Death On The Stairs
                                                                                                                                                      3. Horror Show
                                                                                                                                                      4. Time For Heroes
                                                                                                                                                      5. Boys In The Band
                                                                                                                                                      6. Radio America
                                                                                                                                                      Side Two
                                                                                                                                                      1. Up The Bracket
                                                                                                                                                      2. Tell The King
                                                                                                                                                      3. The Boy Looked At Johnny
                                                                                                                                                      4. Begging
                                                                                                                                                      5. The Good Old Days
                                                                                                                                                      6. I Get Along

                                                                                                                                                      LP2- Live At The 100 Club (White Vinyl)
                                                                                                                                                      Side One 
                                                                                                                                                      1. Horrorshow
                                                                                                                                                      2. Vertigo
                                                                                                                                                      3. The Delaney
                                                                                                                                                      4. What A Waster
                                                                                                                                                      5. Begging
                                                                                                                                                      Side Two
                                                                                                                                                      6. Time For Heroes
                                                                                                                                                      7. Death On The Stairs
                                                                                                                                                      8. Boys In The Band
                                                                                                                                                      9. I Get Along

                                                                                                                                                      7” - Up The Bracket – Blue Vinyl
                                                                                                                                                      Side A – Up The Bracket – Original Audio Not Remastered
                                                                                                                                                      Side AA – Boys In The Band – Original Audio Not Remastered

                                                                                                                                                      7” – Time For Heroes – Red Vinyl
                                                                                                                                                      Side A – Time For Heroes – Original Audio Not Remastered
                                                                                                                                                      Side B – The 7 Deadly Sins (Demo) – Original Audio Not Remastered

                                                                                                                                                      CD1 – Album Studio Outtakes
                                                                                                                                                      1. Up The Bracket – Take 4
                                                                                                                                                      2. Vertigo – Take 2
                                                                                                                                                      3. Ha Ha Wall – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      4. Horror Show – Take 3
                                                                                                                                                      5. Bangkok – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      6. Time For Heroes – Take 3
                                                                                                                                                      7. Begging – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      8. What A Waster – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      9. Breck Road Lover – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      10. Never Never – Take 2
                                                                                                                                                      11. Tell The King – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      12. The Domestic – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      13. Don’t Talk To Me -Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      14. The Wolfman – Take 2
                                                                                                                                                      15. Radio America – Take 2
                                                                                                                                                      16. The Good Old Days – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      17. 7 Deadly Sins – Take 3
                                                                                                                                                      18. Sweets – Take 4
                                                                                                                                                      19. Mocking Bird – Take 6
                                                                                                                                                      20. Boys In The Band – Take 1
                                                                                                                                                      21. Skag & Bone Man – Take 2

                                                                                                                                                      CD2 – Demos/Radio Sessions/B-Sides/Live Etc
                                                                                                                                                      1. Vertigo – Demo
                                                                                                                                                      2. The Boy Looked At Johnny - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      3. Death On The Stairs - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      4. Horror Show - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      5. All At Sea (Misty) - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      6. Wolfman - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      7. Plan A – Demo
                                                                                                                                                      8. Up The Bracket – Evening Session
                                                                                                                                                      9. Boys In The Band – Evening Session
                                                                                                                                                      10. Time For Heroes – Evening Session
                                                                                                                                                      11. I Get Along/mayday – Evening Session
                                                                                                                                                      12. Jo Whiley – Christmas Live Lounge
                                                                                                                                                      13. Skag & Bone Man – Up The Bracket B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      14. The Delaney - Up The Bracket B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      15. Plan A - Up The Bracket B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      16. General Smuts (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      17. Bangkok (Demo) – Time For Heroes – B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      18. Mr. Finnegan (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      19. Sally Brown (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      20. 7 Deadly Sins (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
                                                                                                                                                      21. Up The Bracket – Live At The ICA – 3/6/02
                                                                                                                                                      22. Mayday – Live At Nottingham Rock City – 30/10/02
                                                                                                                                                      23. Begging - Live At Divan Du Monde, Paris – 7/11/02
                                                                                                                                                      24. The Boy Looked At Johnny – Live At Divan Du Monde, Paris – 7/11/02
                                                                                                                                                      25. Death On The Stairs – Alt Guitar Version

                                                                                                                                                      DVD
                                                                                                                                                      HD Videos Of –
                                                                                                                                                      Up The Bracket
                                                                                                                                                      Time For Heroes
                                                                                                                                                      I Get Along
                                                                                                                                                      Up The Bracket & Boys In The Band – Jools Holland Dec 2002
                                                                                                                                                      Time For Heroes – Top Of The Pops March 2003
                                                                                                                                                      Exclusive Extras – Still Tbc

                                                                                                                                                      Cassette – Early Demos
                                                                                                                                                      1. I Get Along – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      2. Time For Heroes – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      3. Never Never – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      4. Horror Show – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      5. Boys In The Band – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      6. Up The Bracket – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      7. Begging - 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      8. What A Waster - 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      9. Skint & Minted - 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      10. General Smuts - 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      11. Bangkok - 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      12. Mayday - 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      13. Mr Finnegan - 01/02 – Nomis Demo
                                                                                                                                                      14. Tell The King – 25/1/02 - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      15. Death On The Stairs – 25/1/02 – Demo
                                                                                                                                                      16. Time For Heroes – 1/3/02 - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      17. I Get Along – 1/3/02 - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      18. Horror Show – 1/3/02 – Demo
                                                                                                                                                      19. Boys In The Band – 1/3/02 - Demo
                                                                                                                                                      20. General Smuts – 1/3/02 – Demo

                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                      SEX - We Are Not In The Least Afraid Of Ruins

                                                                                                                                                        The second installment of gems and nuggets straight from the infamous jukebox at Malcolm and Vivienne's King's Road SEX boutique.

                                                                                                                                                        Compiled again by Marco Pirroni (Adam and The Ants, Siouxsie and the Banshees) another collection of carefully curated tracks that were played on rotation at 430 kings road Chelsea, throughout 1974-1976.

                                                                                                                                                        Years in the making, this follow up to Marco’s 2004 “SEX: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die” continues to complete the jukebox playlist with tracks contributed from those friends who frequented the shop - Jordan Mooney (RIP), Paul Cook, Steve Jones and Sam Bully amongst others – remembering those all-important songs that soundtracked the shop and left lasting impressions on them over 47 years ago.

                                                                                                                                                        Another wild ride and a kaleidoscope of jukebox bangers from The Animals to Max Bigraves, Nico to Burundi Black, these tracks undoubtedly played a heavy influence on SEX’s customer’s young ears many who would go on and change the musical world forever - Sex Pistols, The Clash, Chrissie Hynde, Siouxsie Sioux to name just a few.

                                                                                                                                                        Artwork supplied by Personality Crisis with unpublished photographs from Jane England, a student at the time but already understood the cultural significance and beauty of both the shop and Jordan Mooney who the compilation is dedicated to.

                                                                                                                                                        Quotes:

                                                                                                                                                        “This is the second album of music from the jukebox at 430 Kings road Chelsea, this place was the center of my world from 1973 to early 1977 when I had to grow-up and move on. The tracks have nothing much to do with each other but in my mind, they all go together: Winifred Atwill and the Animals, Mott the Hoople and Max Bygraves have for the last 40 years become forever interlinked. Malcolm, Vivienne, Jordan, Steve Jones and Paul Cook (who would both put their favourite songs on the jukebox) all have a hand in it. In the internet age I still know almost nothing about these artists and I’ve never bothered to look them up. Sex: Vol 1 and 2 are to be played in the old-fashioned way. That is, you put them and listen all the way through (jukeboxes don’t have remotes). Hopefully, it will give a flavour of the time, when none of us who hung around in The scene later to be known as punk had the slightest clue what we were doing or why we we’re doing it. I could probably hazard a guess but it really doesn’t matter. Its nostalgia for a bygone age with a soundtrack from an even more bygone age. But I loved it all then and I love it now.

                                                                                                                                                        Marco Pirroni, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        “Just imagine being in this mystical clothes shop at any time during 1974-1976 and being part of what I saw as a place of creative ideas, like the cafés you’d have found in Russia or Prague where great philosophers used to churn over ideas and punch holes in the norm. Dark luxurious rubber clad walls with slogans that may be old but were still pertinent to US. At the end of this tunnel of decadence and the risqué was that jukebox. Filled with music to inspire and encourage you to dig deeper.”

                                                                                                                                                        Jordan Mooney

                                                                                                                                                        “Memories of a jukebox. The first thing we did when going into the shop was head to the jukebox and fire up some music. It was great listening to all those 50’s/60’s tracks and it was a bit of an education music wise. Blasting out great Rock’n’Roll, Garage / Rebel Rock, it had to be the coolest jukebox in London at the time and we’d spend hours hanging around, digging the scene and looking cool. As time went by we’d add our own 45’s into the mix but the jukebox choice had Malcolm's stamp all over it with a selection of outsider, freaky misfits.”

                                                                                                                                                        Paul Cook

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        Vinyl Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                        SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                        1. The Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
                                                                                                                                                        2. Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time
                                                                                                                                                        3. Dave Berry - Don't Gimme No Lip Child
                                                                                                                                                        4. Peanuts Wilson - Cast Iron Arm
                                                                                                                                                        5. The Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond
                                                                                                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                        6. Dave & Ansell Collins - Double Barrel
                                                                                                                                                        7. Burundi Steïphenson Black - Burundi Black
                                                                                                                                                        8. John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
                                                                                                                                                        9. The Dakotas - Cruel Sea
                                                                                                                                                        10. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy- Paralyzed
                                                                                                                                                        11. Fats Domino - Sick & Tired
                                                                                                                                                        SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                        12. Winifred Atwell - Hawaiian Cha Cha
                                                                                                                                                        13. Max Bygraves - You Need Hands
                                                                                                                                                        14. Lloyd Price - Where Were You On Our Wedding Day
                                                                                                                                                        15. The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville
                                                                                                                                                        16. Dave & Ansell Collins - Monkey Spanner
                                                                                                                                                        SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                        17. Billy Fury - Wonderous Place
                                                                                                                                                        18. Nico - I'm Not Sayin'
                                                                                                                                                        19. The Leaves - Funny Little World
                                                                                                                                                        20. The Animals - I Can’t Believe It
                                                                                                                                                        21. Ron Moody - You Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
                                                                                                                                                        22. Dave Berry - The Crying Game
                                                                                                                                                        23. Mott The Hoople - The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll

                                                                                                                                                        CD
                                                                                                                                                        1. The Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
                                                                                                                                                        2. Chris Farlowe – Out Of Time
                                                                                                                                                        3. Dave Berry - Don't Gimme No Lip Child
                                                                                                                                                        4. Peanuts Wilson - Cast Iron Arm
                                                                                                                                                        5. The Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond
                                                                                                                                                        6. Dave & Ansel Collin – Double Barrel
                                                                                                                                                        7. Burundi Steïphenson Black - Burundi Black
                                                                                                                                                        8. John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
                                                                                                                                                        9. The Dakotas - The Cruel Sea
                                                                                                                                                        10. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
                                                                                                                                                        11. Fats Domino - Sick & Tired
                                                                                                                                                        12. Winifred Atwell - Hawaiian Cha Cha
                                                                                                                                                        13. Max Bygraves - You Need Hands
                                                                                                                                                        14. Lloyd Price - Where Were You On Our Wedding Day
                                                                                                                                                        15. The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville
                                                                                                                                                        16. Dave & Ansel Collins - Monkey Spanner
                                                                                                                                                        17. Billy Fury - Wonderous Place
                                                                                                                                                        18. Nico – I'm Not Sayin'
                                                                                                                                                        19. The Leaves - Funny Little World
                                                                                                                                                        20. The Animals - I Can't Believe It
                                                                                                                                                        21. Ron Moody - You Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
                                                                                                                                                        22. Dave Berry - The Crying Game
                                                                                                                                                        23. Mott The Hoople - The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll

                                                                                                                                                        Rachael Dadd

                                                                                                                                                        Kaleidoscope

                                                                                                                                                          Wildly creative free-form songwriter Rachael Dadd releases her brand new studio album ‘Kaleidoscope’ via Memphis Industries and follows 2019’s 'Flux', which was released to much acclaim and which she was touring when the pandemic struck.

                                                                                                                                                          Like so many people disconnected from their communities and struggling through the lockdowns, Rachael Dadd turned inwards, seeking escape through music and connection through song writing, and her hope is that when people listen to ‘Kaleidoscope' “they will feel held and find space to breathe, grieve and celebrate.”

                                                                                                                                                          “This album is a lot more honest and personal than ‘Flux'” she shares, “but I feel the songs are universal as they are largely rooted in truth and love. If I had to pick a favourite album it would be this one because of the magical rekindling of human connection when me and my band got back in a room together again. All that magic went into these songs."

                                                                                                                                                          Co-produced "intuitively, boldly, and playfully" by Rachael and Rob Pemberton (The Staves, Emily Barker, Maja Lena), ‘Kaleidoscope’ includes musical collaborators such as Maja Lena (Low Chimes), long-time collaborator Emma Gatrill (Willy Mason), Alex Heane (bass), Charlotte West (synths), Alex Garden (strings) and ‘Flux’ producer Marcus Hamblett (Villagers, James Holden, The Staves), giving the record "just the right colour combination, just the right pattern of shapes, plenty of space where needed and finally landing in a sound world that feels fresh and open and true” reflects Rachael.

                                                                                                                                                          Japanese aesthetics absorbed from her time spent living there are subconsciously woven into Rachael’s songs. "I first stepped foot in Tokyo in 2008, sparked by the adventure of such a rich and different culture and later on I lived on a small island and experienced an appealing and balanced way of life: the aesthetics, the art and the traditions,” she recalls. “There was a lot of caring for each other, a lot of gentleness, and a lot of simple living in harmony with nature. Japan left its cultural mark on me and is now part of my inner world and I’m sure this comes out with the words and music I write”.

                                                                                                                                                          “But overall” Rachael explains “this is an album of homecoming and reconnecting to my own truth, to my community here, to the earthy land that I love and to the sky that I know.”

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                          Children Of The Galaxy
                                                                                                                                                          Footsteps
                                                                                                                                                          Moon Sails
                                                                                                                                                          Ox
                                                                                                                                                          Ghost
                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                          River Spirit
                                                                                                                                                          Heads Down
                                                                                                                                                          For Honey And Ray
                                                                                                                                                          White Snow
                                                                                                                                                          Swift
                                                                                                                                                          Join The Dots

                                                                                                                                                          Dinked Edition Bonus CD
                                                                                                                                                          The Bridge (feat Kate Stables – This Is The Kit)
                                                                                                                                                          Fronds
                                                                                                                                                          Crystalizing In Time
                                                                                                                                                          Fences (feat Rozi Plain)

                                                                                                                                                          TSHA

                                                                                                                                                          Capricorn Sun

                                                                                                                                                            TSHA returns to Ninja Tune with her long-awaited debut album ‘Capricorn Sun’. Recorded over the past two years, the record delivers on the promise of her previous EP’s and Singles with 12 tracks that perfectly encapsulate the emotive blend of underground electronic and hook-laden pop sensibilities that have led to her being one of the most talked about new artists of the past few years. From gracing the front cover of high-profile magazines, appearing on numerous billboards, being included in flagship playlists and programmes by multiple streaming services and being placed on countless ‘best of’ & ‘one to watch’ lists, alongside high-praise from across the music press and radio – TSHA shows no sign of slowing down in 2022.

                                                                                                                                                            ‘Capricorn Sun’ is both a statement of where she is right now as an artist and producer, but also a reflection of time she spent writing and recording the album, and the impact of global events, familial upheaval and personal struggles during that period. Lead single “Giving Up” — released today and arguably the most ‘peak time’ moment on the record — features TSHA’s partner Mafro, and was written during a period of strain between the couple (“I feel like that track is a manifestation of our frustrations at the time”).

                                                                                                                                                            As you move through the album’s remaining tracks there are noticeable shifts across moods and emotions - ranging from the more upbeat and positive “The Light” and “OnlyL” through to moodier cuts like “Anxious Mind” — a personal highlight of TSHA’s — and the brooding “Dancing In The Shadows”, both of which feature vocalist Clementine Douglas. Other tracks hold significance for particular points in TSHA’s life, such as the previously released single “Sister”, written during lockdown after finding out she had an older half sister via her estranged father, and “Water” which picks up on TSHA’s love of the Malian Griot singing traditions (as evidenced on previous single “Demba ft. Trio Da Kali”) and features Grammy-winning vocalist Oumou Sangaré.

                                                                                                                                                            As a Capricorn herself, TSHA was initially drawn to the tales of ancient Greek mythology that told of a creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish, hinting at the dual nature of the sign and the idea of having two distinct sides to a personality. “I like to identify with some of the positive characteristics of a Capricorn: the hardiness and the work ethic… but also the sensitivity,” she explains. “Naming the album ‘Capricorn Sun’ was a good way of saying ‘this is me’”. It’s a theme that carries through the album’s creative and artwork, which features several pygmy goats that are “a visual representation of the different parts of me, like the songs on the album represent different parts of me,” says TSHA.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Galdem (Intro)
                                                                                                                                                            2. The Light
                                                                                                                                                            3. OnlyL (feat. NIMMO)
                                                                                                                                                            4. Water (feat. Oumou Sangaré)
                                                                                                                                                            5. Dancing In The Shadows (feat. Clementine Douglas)
                                                                                                                                                            6. Giving Up (feat. Mafro) **
                                                                                                                                                            7. Anxious Mind (feat. Clementine Douglas)
                                                                                                                                                            8. Time
                                                                                                                                                            9. Power
                                                                                                                                                            10. Running
                                                                                                                                                            11. Sister
                                                                                                                                                            12. Nala (Outro)

                                                                                                                                                            Smoke Fairies

                                                                                                                                                            Singles

                                                                                                                                                              The band first entered a recording studio to record their debut single 'Living with Ghosts' in 2008, since then school friends Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire have penned and recorded 18 singles as part of their incredible body of work.

                                                                                                                                                              This collection of singles is released on double-LP and CD and comprises all singles the band have released since that debut 7”.

                                                                                                                                                              “Singles” also features for the first time on CD and on an album the tracks 'Gastown’ and ‘River Song’, these Jack White produced tunes were originally released on double a-side 7” as one of Third Man Records’ infamous Blue Series with Jack joining the band on drums and guitar, the tracks have been live favourites and copies of the limited edition 7” still change hands for £100s of pounds.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              A1 Living With Ghosts
                                                                                                                                                              A2 Frozen Heart
                                                                                                                                                              A3 Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                              A4 Gastown
                                                                                                                                                              A5 River Song

                                                                                                                                                              B1 Hotel Room
                                                                                                                                                              B2 Strange Moon Rising
                                                                                                                                                              B3 Storm Song
                                                                                                                                                              B4 The Three Of Us
                                                                                                                                                              B5 Let Me Know

                                                                                                                                                              C1 Eclipse Them All
                                                                                                                                                              C2 We’ve Seen Birds
                                                                                                                                                              C3 Shadow Inversions
                                                                                                                                                              C4 Christmas Without A Kiss

                                                                                                                                                              D1 Out Of The Woods
                                                                                                                                                              D2 Disconnect
                                                                                                                                                              D3 Elevator
                                                                                                                                                              D4 No Matter How This Goes, Just Make Sure That You’re Kind

                                                                                                                                                              Daniel Avery

                                                                                                                                                              Ultra Truth

                                                                                                                                                                “I’m in the middle of something I can’t wake up from. And you’re part of it” - Ache Ultra Truth finds me in a very different place to where I’ve been before. My previous albums have all focused on the idea of music being an escape or a distraction from the world but that’s not the case this time. For me this album is about looking directly into the fire, not running away from it. There’s a way through but it involves keeping the important people in your life close to you and navigating the darkness together. This is an intentionally heavy and dense album, the edges frayed by flames. There are hooks but finding them all requires effort from the listener. I want to be incredibly clear that this is not a club album made by a DJ - I couldn’t feel further away from that description right now. I’m no longer dealing in a misty-eyed euphoria. Ultra Truth is a distorted fever dream of a record: noisy, determined and alive. 

                                                                                                                                                                David Lynch, Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, David Fincher, Silent Hill, Wu-Tang, Chris Cunningham, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Deftones, Portishead, Massive Attack, Silent Hill, Hype Williams, Smashing Pumpkins, Kid A….

                                                                                                                                                                There’s a running theme through all of these influences, something that could crudely described as futuristic gothic noir. It all has a dark, often aggressive edge to it but, importantly, it all has a certain swagger that I was so captivated by in my younger years. That’s where the power lies: it says “this is a leftfield corner of culture but there’s a place here for you here if you want it.” That’s what I felt as a teenager and something I’m carrying through with Ultra Truth. A walk through the darkness together. In every way possible, I’d like to position this album in the world of artists and bands, well away from nightclubs.

                                                                                                                                                                “Beyond the silent shadow Under the weight of a collapsing sky Close your eyes, and look to the light”

                                                                                                                                                                - Ultra Truth

                                                                                                                                                                This is the first time I’ve brought together so many people to join me on the journey and each guest plays a crucial role. I’ve always loved Marie Davidson’s punk approach so she was an obvious choice to open the album; Kelly Lee Owens returns, ten years after being the voice of Drone Logic and now a bona fide superstar in her own right; HAAi is an amazing friend and supernova artist whose beautiful singing voice I’m incredibly proud to feature twice on the record; Matty Healy is a figure I feel isn’t afraid to publicly look into the darkness himself, despite being a huge pop star; Sherelle is probably the most exciting DJ in the world right now and someone who does things entirely on her own terms; Jonnine is the singer from HTRK, one of my favourite bands of all time - having her on Only feels like a dream; James Massiah is a poet whose words feel like they shake the floor when spoken - I needed someone to finish the record with that weight; AK Paul is a soulful force of nature in the studio and the track Ache is just one of the things we’ve been working on; James Greenwood aka Ghost Culture has been my writing/studio partner for over ten years and I’ve always wanted to get his saxophone playing on a track; Manni Dee’s inimitable, burning touch can be felt on literally every second of the record as can that of mixing genius Marta Salogni. This is a collective effort throughout.

                                                                                                                                                                “The reprise of promise is here Fresh with broken haze Atop the Shadow Mountain Burns the fire of better days”

                                                                                                                                                                - Chaos Energy

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                New Faith
                                                                                                                                                                Ultra Truth
                                                                                                                                                                Wall Of Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                The Slow Bullet
                                                                                                                                                                Devotion
                                                                                                                                                                Only
                                                                                                                                                                Spider
                                                                                                                                                                Near Perfect
                                                                                                                                                                Higher
                                                                                                                                                                Ache
                                                                                                                                                                Collapsing Sky
                                                                                                                                                                Lone Swordsman
                                                                                                                                                                Overflowing With Escape
                                                                                                                                                                Chaos Energy
                                                                                                                                                                Heavy Rain
                                                                                                                                                                Trip (vinyl Only)
                                                                                                                                                                Time Takes A While (cd Only)
                                                                                                                                                                Out Of Silence (cassette Only)

                                                                                                                                                                Witch Fever

                                                                                                                                                                Congregation

                                                                                                                                                                  Witch Fever’s debut album culminates in what the band like to call “full rage mode”. Since their formation in 2017, the Manchester quartet have had a reputation for making riff-heavy, lyrically furious music that consistently bursts out of the confines of one genre. But their first full-length project, Congregation sees them going further out of their comfort zone, and to further extremes.

                                                                                                                                                                  First meeting through Manchester’s close-knit alternative music scene, Witch Fever – Amy Walpole (vocals), Alex Thompson (bass), Alisha Yarwood (guitar) and Annabelle Joyce (drums) – have spent five years making gains within an industry that still skews overwhelmingly male when it comes to punk. Their raucous on stage presence has led to them opening for the likes of IDLES and My Chemical Romance while a slew of singles – including “Bezerk(h)er” and “The Hallow” – followed by last year’s Reincarnate EP has seen their sound develop in intensity as well as scope.

                                                                                                                                                                  Congregation captures Witch Fever at their heaviest and most challenging yet. Produced by Pigs x7’s Sam Grant at Blank Studios in Newcastle, the album’s 13-tracks incorporate everything sludge to new wave without lingering in one sound for too long. Some songs like “Deadlights” and “Bloodlust” power along with a more toothy evolution of the “doom punk” Witch Fever started out playing, while the title-track marks a complete departure into delirious post-punk, dragging along at a stalking pace with a sludgy Warpaint-inspired bass riff. Walpole’s voice has also evolved in every respect – the rasps are raspier, the screams more guttural, and the melodic moment cut through with a powerful grace and clarity.

                                                                                                                                                                  “It just goes heavy,” Thompson says of the opening track and lead single “Blessed Be Thy” – a crunchy wall of noise rock along the lines of early Show Me The Body. “It was literally the last song we wrote before we went into the studio but came together really quickly. I think it still has an essence of some of our older material, so it’s a good way to bridge the gap.”

                                                                                                                                                                  Writing for the album began after the release of last October’s Reincarnate EP, which Upset described as “powerful”, “breathtaking” and harnessing an anger that is “anthemic and somehow inspiring in a way that modern punk isn't always.”Though Witch Fever have been together since 2017, the priority was always gigging; Congregation gave them the opportunity to consider their sound in a wider context. Thompson and Yarwood in particular found themselves exploring space and experimentation rather than trying to knock out one blistering riff after another (though there are plenty of those also). As a result, every track is built like a brick house – strong riffs and rhythm, but plenty of space within.

                                                                                                                                                                  The album’s sound matches the intensity of the lyrics, which draw largely on Walpole’s experience of growing up in a Charismatic Church – a form of Christianity that emphasises the work of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts and modern-day miracles. Both of her parents had joined when they were younger, after moving away from home, so Walpole was born into it. “This is the thing with churches, they go out and prey on vulnerable people,” she says. “Everyone in that church ended up being financially stuck there. Everyone pays to help keep the church running, which makes it very hard to leave once you start paying significant amounts of money.”

                                                                                                                                                                  Walpole left the church when she was 16, and her parents followed suit two years later. “I think the breaking point was that [the church] didn’t take mental health seriously at all,” she says. “They were under the impression that you were paying for a sin, or it was your fault, or you weren’t praying hard enough.”

                                                                                                                                                                  Yarwood also grew up in a church, though not to the same extent as Walpole, and all members agree that the themes of the album – control, abuse of power and patriarchal violence – resonate beyond a religious framework.

                                                                                                                                                                  “I think I understand and relate to Amy’s lyrics in that it’s like, God is the ultimate patriarchal symbol,” says Thompson. “Especially the guilt and the shame that’s placed on women’s bodies and female autonomy in the church historically. I also relate to the expression of anger and, especially as a kid, being told to be quiet or behave nicely or sit still. There’s this very silent, unemotional person that a woman is meant to be. I felt that a lot in my upbringing.”

                                                                                                                                                                  Yarwood agrees. “Every one of us probably has grown up being told that you’re not supposed to do something, or you’re supposed to act and behave a certain way. Witch Fever is the complete opposite of that. I don’t want to be ladylike, I don’t want to have to be anything – so being in this band is kind of like the ultimate fuck you.”

                                                                                                                                                                  “That church is just a reflection of wider society and how it’s patriarchal and how it’s run,” Walpole adds. “It’s not even specifically Christianity or faith, it’s that the men who run it have fucked it. They get this tiny ounce of power and run with it. I’m not even convinced half of them believe in God, to be honest. It’s just so easy to use the fear of God to control people.”

                                                                                                                                                                  Congregation builds towards an unexpectedly blunt finale, which feels like a sonic representation of Witch Fever kicking off whatever remains of the “silent, unemotional” repression of their upbringings. While most of the songs approach their subject matter quite poetically and metaphorically, closing track “12” – aka “full rage mode” – feels like something’s been unleashed. “He’s dead and I’m alive / I can feel the weight of him behind my eyes,” Walpole shouts repeatedly over two minutes of driving punk. The track reaches full crescendo with the line “I never got an apology”, delivered in a raw scream. The fact that it arrives off the heels of “Slow Burn”, a clean, introspective grunge track that would make for a more traditional closer, makes it hit even harder.

                                                                                                                                                                  “As soon as we wrote that song I knew that I wanted it to be the end of the album,” says Walpole. “Our producer was like, have you considered ending it on [“Slow Burn”], because it’s super soft and nice? And I was like no, we’re ending it on the hardest track. We were never going to end it on a quiet track. Lyrically it’s probably the most confronting, and the most difficult one to hear.”

                                                                                                                                                                  Throughout the lyrics, Walpole takes words with religious connotations – imagery of blood, tongues, the body – and twists them around. In some instances they’re trivialised or mocked, in others their power is subverted. “Blessed By Thy” is the title of a song Walpole used to sing every weekend in church (“When I told my mum she fucking lost it, she thought it was so funny,” Walpole laughs. “And then she Googled to see whether it was a copyright issue”), but she uses the language and cadence of a hymn to deliver her own message. “Blessed be thy shame / It makes us remember truth / A slow decline, the cursed divine / A place to hang your youth”.

                                                                                                                                                                  “It’s sort of like, men have used these same words to control me and now I’m taking the power away from the words in the way they used them,” says Walpole, whose introduction to music came through religion. “I started singing through church, I was in the church band, through reading the Bible and this weird second language and way of speaking I’ve ended up improving my writing ability and my lyrics. So… thanks guys!”

                                                                                                                                                                  While the subject matter of their songs is often heavy, Witch Fever’s attitude certainly isn't. Their videos have always been vivid and playful, showing the band having as much of a laugh on set as they do at their shows or in the studio. The video for “Blessed Be Thy” is as creative as any of the iconic videos Scuzz had on circulation in the 00s, while the upcoming video for “Congregation” sees them working with stylist Matt King (Brooke Candy, Shygirl, Bimini Bon Boulash) on a wardrobe that’s very London Fashion Week meets Berlin club night.

                                                                                                                                                                  Refusing to be confined by gender or genre, Witch Fever have always defied expectations as individuals in society. Now, they’re defying expectations as a band. Congregation is the sound of punk without boundaries of any kind, and with it Witch Fever are ushering in a new era of heavy music that’s accessible, confrontational and, most importantly of all, a huge pressure release.

                                                                                                                                                                  “We always try to have a sense of humour in everything that we do,” says Thompson. “As heavy as everything is, we all love what we do, and the essence is positive and productive.”


                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Side A:
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Blessed Be Thy
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Beauty And Grace
                                                                                                                                                                  3. At The Core
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Congregation
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Deadlights
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Market
                                                                                                                                                                  Side B:
                                                                                                                                                                  7. I Saw You Dancing
                                                                                                                                                                  8. Snare
                                                                                                                                                                  9. Bloom
                                                                                                                                                                  10. Sour
                                                                                                                                                                  11. Bloodlust
                                                                                                                                                                  12. Slow Burn
                                                                                                                                                                  13. 12

                                                                                                                                                                  Tropical Fuck Storm + King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                                                                                                                                                  Satanic Slumber Party

                                                                                                                                                                    Tropical Fuck Storm + King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – need we say more?

                                                                                                                                                                    Recommended If You Like: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Slits, Amyl and The Sniffers, The Drones / Gareth Lidiard, black midi, Iceage, Bad Brains, The B-52s.

                                                                                                                                                                    Satanic Slumber Party is a collaborative 12” by two of Australia’s finest - Tropical Fuck Storm and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Pumped full of booze and adrenaline, our heroes offer up 20-minutes of sax skronks, brick-heavy distortion, and punchy riffs. It’s a packed party full of four guitars, three drummers, two synths, bass, harmonica, electronic sax and loads of singers and silliness. It’s like ‘Love Shack’ by the B52’s except more evil.

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Satanic Slumber Party (18:50)

                                                                                                                                                                    Ride

                                                                                                                                                                    Nowhere - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                      Ahead of their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings.

                                                                                                                                                                      Back in the early 90s, before indie bands made the tabloids, Ride were one of our great white hopes. Fusing the sonic headrush of My Bloody Valentine with the Byrds' jingle-jangle immediacy, they seemed destined to shine. Debut album "Nowhere" captured them at their adolescent peak and "Vapour Trail" is effectively their signature tune; FX pedal-enhanced guitar assaults and nascent teenage vocals tempered by a love of all things pop.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      Seagull
                                                                                                                                                                      Kaleidoscope
                                                                                                                                                                      In A Different Place
                                                                                                                                                                      Polar Bear
                                                                                                                                                                      Dreams Burn Down
                                                                                                                                                                      Decay
                                                                                                                                                                      Paralysed
                                                                                                                                                                      Vapour Trail

                                                                                                                                                                      Ride

                                                                                                                                                                      Going Blank Again - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                        Ahead of their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings.

                                                                                                                                                                        The follow-up to "Nowhere", "Going Blank Again" saw the Oxford quartet embrace their prog side. Lead single "Leave Them All Behind" was an eight minute FX-pedal onslaught that somehow managed to crack the top twenty and get them on TOTP. On the other hand, "Twisterella" and "Mouse Trap" proved they could strip away the noise in favour of concise three minute pop melodies. A career best.

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Leave Them All Behind
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Twisterella
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Not Fazed
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Chrome Waves
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Mouse Trap
                                                                                                                                                                        6. Time Of Her Time
                                                                                                                                                                        7. Cool Your Boots
                                                                                                                                                                        8. Making Judy Smile
                                                                                                                                                                        9. Time Machine
                                                                                                                                                                        10. OX4
                                                                                                                                                                        11. Going Blank Again
                                                                                                                                                                        12. Howard Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                        13. Stampede
                                                                                                                                                                        14. Grasshopper

                                                                                                                                                                        Ride

                                                                                                                                                                        4 EPs - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                          Ahead of their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          Chelsea Girl
                                                                                                                                                                          Drive Blind
                                                                                                                                                                          All I Can See
                                                                                                                                                                          Close My Eyes
                                                                                                                                                                          Like A Daydream
                                                                                                                                                                          Silver
                                                                                                                                                                          Furthest Sense
                                                                                                                                                                          Perfect Time
                                                                                                                                                                          Dreams Burn Down
                                                                                                                                                                          Taste
                                                                                                                                                                          Here And Now
                                                                                                                                                                          Nowhere
                                                                                                                                                                          Unfamiliar
                                                                                                                                                                          Sennen
                                                                                                                                                                          Beneath
                                                                                                                                                                          Today


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