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Beach Riot

Sub Atomic Party Cool

    The debut Beach Riot album is finally here. It’s safe to say that ‘Subatomic Party Cool’ is well worth the wait - a record that’s jam packed with quality songwriting and enormous riffs, one after another, and hits a wide range of musical touchstones along the way. Black vinyl in slip sleeve.

    Full of an infectious energy with more horsepower than the South American farm that guitarist/vocalist Cami left aged just 18 to come to the UK to seek pop stardom (Argentinian horse farming’s loss is Alcopop!’s gain), Beach Riot are a slacker pop force to be reckoned with.

    Beach Riot cite their influences as ice-cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey, Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons, and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups. We totally get that.

    “90s fuzz, big riffs and dreamy harmonies - what more could you want?” - LOUDER

    “Great dynamics, tension and killer choruses” - MOJO

    “Gritty indie-pop brilliance” -The iNewspaper


    Wrong Impression
    Good To Know (That I’m Still On Your Mind)
    Modern Dinosaur
    Unrequited Love
    Medicate For Success
    Sofa Surfer
    She’s A Hurricane
    Serial Scruff

    Bo Ningen

    Bo Ningen

      “When Bo Ningen decided to re-issue their first album on vinyl [for the first time ever. Originally it was only out on CD], they didn’t want to do the usual ‘remastering’ or ‘re-takes’. No. They “re-built” their our own debut album from a decade ago, using exactly the same material/sounds, “re-mixing”” with their new interpretation and perception.. Taigen says “we simply wanna listen to our 1st album again with fresh ears and mind” and we invite you to do the same. 10 Years on, Bo Ningen's debut is more fresh and relevant than it ever has been“


      LP 1:
      4 Seconds To Ascension
      Yurayura Kaeru
      Gasmask Rabbit
      Post Yohkai
      Post Yohkai (ENA Remix)

      LP 2:
      Koroshitai Kimochi
      Maguro (Merzbow Remix)

      Bo Ningen

      Sudden Fictions

        Sudden Fictions is an ambitious attempt to present musical history as open structure in the simple form of a rock band; a “rock band” questioning itself as to what it can do, in this time of bedroom producers.

        “If this apparent history of music has its root somewhere, and that root leads to a present where rock bands are being pushed away,” explain BO NINGEN,

        “we thought we could dig deep enough to the root, and re-write the present finding a new path leading through an alternative history as a rock band...


        You Make A Mark Like A Calf Branding

        Bo Ningen


          A welcome return for Bo Ningen, showcasing the first cut from their brand new record, with a lead single that is as intense as it is melodic, hinting at the slightly more accessible, though still incredibly intense, tone of what’s to come. Backed with a fascinating remix from Yokohma experimentalist Foodman.


          B.C (Foodman Remix)


          Oh Dearism

            itoldyouiwouldeatyou are that most beautifully human of things: a contradiction. They are a group of young people with the wisdom of older souls; they are angry as hell, and they are loving and kind; at times they are violent, but with a fragility that underpins everything they do; they are deadly serious, and they are seriously irreverent.

            The multi-faceted indie-punk/emo/experimental collective will release their debut album Oh Dearism later this year via various formats in a collaboration from Alcopop! Records, Failure By Design Records and Beth Shalom Records. It’s a startling debut that should instantly mark them out as one of the most very special bands that the UK underground DIY scene currently has to offer

            TRACK LISTING

            Earl, King, Whatever
            Gold Rush
            Young American
            Almost Zero
            Gathering Things Together And Not Dividing Them
            Get Terrified
            Greek Fire
            Goodbye To All That

            Happy Accidents

            Everything But The Here And Now

              Everything But The Here And Now marks a real period of growth for the fledgling outfit, who have concentrated on pushing the whole sound of the band forward from the solid DIY roots they sunk on 2016 debut album You Might Be Right.

              Exploring new territory that includes washes of synths, keys and atmospheric production courtesy of Hookworms’ Matthew “MJ” Johnson (Drenge, Doe, Martha, Honeyblood), they’re also forging ahead into new lyrical pastures that reflect the often turbulent, yet upward trajectory of their experiences as a band and in their personal lives.

              In their short lifespan, Happy Accidents have already garnered attention from publications including Noisey, DIY, Kerrang! Magazine and Upset. After catching the attention of BBC Introducing London, the band went on to be be played by Annie Mac and Huw Stephens at BBCR1, Steve Lamacq at BBC 6music and John Kennedy at Radio X.

              The Spook School

              Could It Be Different?

                If a debut LP is an artist’s introduction to the world and their sophomore release is their now-or-never moment, their third is their most cathartic: they’ve made it out, they’re here.

                Glasgow, Scotland’s indiepop optimists The Spook School, despite personal and political obstacle, made it out, and their latest full-length Could It Be Different? is here. It’s been a journey of self-discovery and feel-good realism; modern, dance-friendly indiepop fueling the fun. They made a name for themselves for their exultant and empowering pop, and now, they’ve shown real growth in nuance. Even at their most beaten down, The Spook School manage to find hope free of naivety. That’s clear the second the album opens with “Still Alive,” and its ascending chorus (and soon-to- be crowd favorite) of “Fuck You, I’m Still Alive,” written by Nye after surviving an emotionally abusive relationship. The song avoids villainizing the past, instead, it celebrates the present and welcomes the unknown future.

                The energy of working through the wicked exists all over Could It Be Different? “Bad Year” makes personal connections with universal ennui, the debilitating feeling of an atrocious political climate and the desire to do better. Could It Be Different? is a human release a record full of the insecurities and anxiety that arrive after self-awareness, in learning something new and potentially frightening about yourself. But at it’s heart is joy there’s no desolation on the LP, because The Spook School manage to find light in moments of darkness. All things glum must pass even if hope comes only in the form of acceptance.

                “A theatrical indie pop band that embrace’s life’s misinterpretations and messiness...their noise-pop jams remain as joyful as ever” - Pitchfork “The Spook School are that rare and beautiful thing: a band with something to say.” - The Guardian

                “Societal norms and gender stereotypes are in the crosshairs of these threadbare tunes...trans love songs that hit home no matter your orientation.” - NPR

                “Dance music for introverts, love songs for people who are too shy to be in love” - Stereogum


                Abstract Figures In The Dark

                  Tigercub, a band sonically known for capturing an organic sound within a room, have taken strides forward to push the walls of their comfort zone. Abstract Figures In The Dark sees the band experimenting with drum loops, the addition of synths and even a full choir.

                  Recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Alex Newport (At The Drive In, Death Cab for Cutie, Melvins, Pissed Jeans) at Brighton Electric Studios and mastered by John Greenham (Death Grips, Weaves), the highly anticipated debut album follows Tigercub’s widely acclaimed EP, Repressed Semantics. The much loved EP was released via VENN Records last year (2015), and lead track, ‘Pictures Of You,’ saw praise from the likes of Annie Mac and Daniel P. Carter on their respective BBC Radio 1 shows, as well as Radio X, Amazing Radio, The Guardian, NME, Crack, DIY and more.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Burning Effigies
                  Memory Boy
                  Can You Hear Me (Interlude)
                  Up In Smoke
                  The Golden Ratio
                  Serial Killer
                  By Design
                  Abstract Figures In The Dark
                  Black Tides

                  Johnny Foreigner

                  Mono No Aware

                    Johnny Foreigner are back with their long awaited 5th album sounding more visceral and vital than ever before – it's unmistakably Johnny Foreigner, but there's a deep subtlety imbued within that twin barrel vocal barrage and something defiantly delicate within those churning riffs… This is tragic pop.

                    But tragic pop that zips and fizzes as if everything depends upon it. Who knows? It probably does.

                    "a powerful message put to a signature style that's beginning to seem defiantly timeless" – The Line of Best Fit

                    "How they top this is beyond me." – Drowned In Sound

                    "You Can Do Better is a perfect execution of a well thought out plan." – DIY

                    "Johnny Foreigner are, thankfully, still showing no desire to slow down." - Clash

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Mounts Everest
                    I Can Show You The Way To Grand Central
                    The X And The O
                    Don’t, Just Don’t
                    Our Lifestyles Incandescent
                    The Worst Of Us
                    Into The Veldt
                    If You Can’t Be Honest, Be Awesome
                    Decants The Atlantic

                    Stagecoach is a pop rock band from the south of England, with a smashing debut album and UK tour coming in May. Huw Stephens span their single 'Map To The Freezer' exhaustively on both his Radio 1 shows. He then invited the band to play the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds 2010, before naming Stagecoach one of his BBC Introducing acts of the year. In February 2011 the band recorded a live Radio One session at Maida Vale. You may have heard Stagecoach on BBC One's ‘Gavin and Stacey’ Christmas & New Year specials. Channel 4 also used them on season 2 of ‘Skins’. Two of the band’s tracks feature on the international trailer for this year’s breakout British comedy ‘Killing Bono’. The band recently toured with friends Johnny Foreigner, Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic and opened for Jimmy Eat World. With a handful of singles and ep's released through indie labels Alcopop! and This Is Fake DIY the first full length album (produced by Rory Attwell) is due early 2013.

                    For fans of: Johnny Foreigner, Pavement, Fight Like Apes, Wilco, Los Campesinos, Prefab Sprout Big melodic gutsy slacker pop!

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1.) Work! Work! Work!
                    2.) Action
                    3.) 56K Dial Up
                    4.) A New Hand
                    5.) Threequel
                    6.) Kings Resolve
                    7.) First And Last
                    8.) Nothing Leads You Astray
                    9.) We Got Tazers
                    10.) I’m Not Your House
                    11.) Video Shop

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