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Colure

    RY X and Frank Wiedemann reunite as Howling to present ‘Colure’ the sophomore full-length record from their joint musical enterprise, released via Counter Records.

    RY X, solo alternative artist and member of The Acid, and Frank, one half of Âme, bring fans a bigger, sharper follow-up to their debut, ‘Sacred Ground.’

    On ‘Colure’, the Berlin-based Wiedemann and Los Angeles-based RY X conjure transcendent creations out of their contrasting musical backgrounds and environments. The album is assuredly dualistic: electronic and acoustic sounds sit comfortably side-byside, and big melodic hooks are laced into hypnotic club productions.

    RY X rose to underground-folk fame with breakthrough hit ‘Berlin’ and followed up with solo albums ‘Dawn’ and 2019’s ‘Unfurl’. His band, The Acid - a project with producers Adam Freeland and Steve Nalepa created a multimedia film, “the bomb” in 2017.

    Wiedemann is royalty of the 4/4 scene as one half of Âme with Kristian Beyer and head honcho of Berlin label Innervisions he co-owns with Dixon & Kristian.

    Howling took their collaboration out on the road with a mesmerising live show playing a string of sold out shows and festivals in the UK and across the world including Melt! Festival, Lovebox, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Electronic Beats Festival, Sacred Ground Festival and more and played live at Innervisions showcase at The Royal Albert Hall (+ Live Stream) in September 2018.

    Recommended if you like Atoms For Peace, Âme, Dixon, RY X, Tale of Us, Mano le Tough, The Acid.

    The Midnight

    Monsters

      ‘Monsters’ is the new album from US-based duo The Midnight.

      Having gone from online cult fascination to selling out London’s Roundhouse in 2019 the album finds the duo (lyricist, guitarist Tyler Lyle and instrumentalist and producer Tim McEwan) creating a sweeping sound that fuses Americana archetypes with an evocative electronic palette referencing synth-driven film scores, deep house, pop, and rock.

      ‘Monsters’ (released via Counter Records, home to Maribou State, Odesza, Chrome Sparks) sees a continuation of The Midnight’s immersive worldbuilding that has attracted a rabid fanbase.

      From the album artwork to the song titles, the record excavates teenage emotions through nostalgic touchstones — the early internet, VHS tapes, Playstations, movie posters — to recreate the thrilling and crushing experiences of those tumultuous years.

      Recommended if you like: Stranger Things OST, The 1975, M83, Kavinsky, Chromatics, Hot Chip, Gesaffelstein, Chvrches.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      2xColoured LP Info: 140g limited purple swirl vinyl in a gloss varnished, gatefold sleeve with printed inners.
      Download code included.

      Rac

      Boy

        Grammy-winning artist RAC (Andre Allen Anjos) returns with his highly anticipated new album “BOY”, released on Counter Records following his 2017 release “Ego”. Stand alone single is a cover of the iconic early 2000s hit “Never Let You Go” from Third Eye Blind featuring singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer Matthew Koma and his actress wife Hilary Duff.

        Recommended if you like… Odesza, Classixx, Goldroom, St Lucia, Sigala, Rudimental, Tourist, Elderbrook, Big Wild, Jai Wolf, Sigma, Louis The Child

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xColoured LP Info: Indies exclusive opaque pink & white splatter vinyl.

        What So Not (formerly a collaborative duo with Flume) is the solo project of Australian producer Emoh Instead. Here he drops his debut album, "Not All The Beautiful Things", via Counter Records. Including collaborations with Skrillex, Toto, Daniel Johns, Rome Fortune and writing from Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma), it features a highly advanced sound palette which draws from modular techniques and mixes them with a high end precision beats and a full frequency patina. 

        For fans of Flume, Skrillex, JACK Ü (Diplo & Skrillex), Mura Masa, Machinedrum.

        Previously recognised for his dancefloor-ready releases on Sweat It Out and Skrillex’s label OWSLA.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xLP Info: 2LP on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve
        (350gsm) with 6mm spine on standard board with gloss varnish and black paper inner sleeves.

        Jono McCleery

        Seeds Of A Dandelion

          Jono McCleery - a man blessed with a truly magical, heart-melting soul voice and skills on the guitar to match - releases a suite of acoustic cover versions of songs that date from 1941 to 2013, encompassing works by Billie Holiday, Scott Walker, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Atoms For Peace, Beyoncé and Peven Everett with Roy Davis Jr.

          For fans of Nicky Mulvey, Fink, Jose Gonzalez.

          Recorded over 10 days at Urchin Studio in East London - Tim Rowkins took on recording, production and mixing duties (as he did on Jono’s 2015 album ‘Pagodes’) whilst Dan See (Jamie Woon / Nick Mulvey), Milo Fitzpatrick (Portico Quartet) and Steve Pringle (Michael Kiwanuka) provided drums / percussion, bass and keys / organ respectively.

          ‘A Moment Apart’ represents Odesza's growth, delivering a more mature sound through weighted atmospheres, shimmering synth lines and familiar feelings of nostalgia, optimism and hope. The album's featured guests include Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, and RY X, creating an eclectic mix that showcases Odesza's dynamic range. RIFL: Mount Kimbe, Four Tet, Fatima, Burial etc etc, 

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          2xColoured LP Info: Double LP on translucent green heavyweight 180g vinyl in a gatefold wallet. Includes download code

          ‘Hurt & The Merciless’ marks a musical culmination for The Heavy, a mesmeric blend of their trademark rock & roll classicism and funk and soul grooves with added sonic experimentation.

          The 12 track album - featuring the lead track ‘Since You Been Gone’ with its lolloping groove, plus the spiky garage rock anthem ‘What Happened To The Love?’ - is a batch of their strongest songs yet.

          Submotion Orchestra

          Alium

            Since forming in Leeds in 2009 Submotion Orchestra have carved out their own special place in the UK's ever-changing musical landscape. The seven piece band's fusion of bass heavy electronica, jazz, soul and much more besides has made them a favourite of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and Jo Whiley, whilst their live show has seen them play festivals around the world and sell out venues such as London's famous KOKO.

            Now following two critically acclaimed albums, Finest Hour and Fragments, Submotion Orchestra return bigger, brighter and bolder than ever with 'Alium'; their first album for Counter Records. 'Alium' sees the band in an expansive mood as the interplay between their electronic and acoustic sounds has become more natural than ever, whilst Ruby Wood's vocals continue to find new levels of emotion.

            Written over two years in the remote Welsh countryside with just 'passing sheep and a rusty ping-pong table for company' and recorded in Brighton, 'Alium' has been a true group effort with every band member involved in the writing and recording process, something that is reflected in the album's varied nature.

            From neon synth strafed opener 'Awakening', to the bruising 21st century soul of 'Time Will Wait', the tense cinematic drama of 'Bring Back The Wolf', 'The Hounds’' late night / early morning jazz workout and the unashamedly big pop moment that is 'Trust Lust', Alium may be a dazzlingly eclectic record showcasing the band’s myriad talents, but thanks to producer Ruckspin's deft touch remains a satisfyingly coherent whole.



            Spokes

            Everyone I Ever Met

              Spokes have played festivals including The Big C1hill and End Of The Road and have completed three full UK tours prior to signing to Counter, in addition to dates with Everything Everything.

              They are one of XFM’s New Bands Of The Year, with additional support from Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6 Music.

              “Great rewards surely await the angelic Spokes” - Clash Magazine
              “... pastoral indie with a post-rock veneer that builds to glorious climaxes” – NME.

              Ape School

              Ape School

                The self-titled Ape School debut album is a lesson in glamatic pop and expansive sound soared by Michael Johnson's distinctive croon, also heard on Daedelus' "Make It So" and "For Withered Friends". On this extraordinary debut, Michael combines delicious melodies and vocal harmonies that would do Fleet Foxes proud.


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