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What So Not

Not All The Beautiful Things

    What So Not (formerly a collaborative duo with Flume) is the solo project of Australian producer Emoh Instead, releasing here his debut album, ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’, via Counter Records.

    ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’ includes collaborations with Skrillex, Toto, Daniel Johns, Rome Fortune and writing from Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma).

    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.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      LP Info: LP on heavyweight 180g vinyl in an artworked inner sleeve housed in a 3mm spined outer sleeve. Artwork by Thomas Fellows.

      ‘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.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      LP Box Set Info: Deluxe boxset comprises hardback box with lift off lid, ‘Hurt & The Merciless’ on CD and heavyweight 180g vinyl, two 7” singles featuring the tracks ‘Panic Attack!’ / ‘WTF?’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’ / ‘What Happened To The Love?’, a set of badges and stickers and an A2 poster.

      LP Box Set includes MP3 Download Code.

      Andreya Triana

      Giants - Bonus CD Edition

      Soulful Londoner Andreya Triana returns with the release of her highly anticipated album, 'Giants' through Counter Records. 

      Produced by Matt Hales (Lianne La Havas, Paloma Faith), 'Giants' is an elegant melting pot of styles, sounds and themes effortlessly brought together by a voice both distinct and timeless in equal measure.

      Bursting with refreshing honesty and a raw vulnerability, 'Giants' transcends a variety of moods, with "Paperwalls" making its entrance with attitude to spare. ‘Gold’ etches itself into the listeners’ mind with its layered hums and chants, a constant drum that is Andreya's testament to her love of music and the best times of her life. The heartfelt "Everything You Never Had Pt. II", is dedicated to Andreya’s mother who raised her during tough times, while "Lullaby" is an infectiously catchy and uplifting escape from the grey months ahead, perhaps surprisingly so as it’s a reflection on her adolescence and her album of the decade 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' which would drag her out of the bad times, a reassurance that someone else knew what she was going through at the time. Finally, "Keep Running" builds with its thudding heartbeat incessantly driving the track forward shows off Andreya’s stunning story-telling skills.

      Andreya says: “I'm really into honest storytelling in songwriting and hopefully painting a picture for the listener. Writing lots of love songs for the album didn't really appeal to me so I drew inspiration from many other areas of my life. Working with Matt Hales was such an amazing experience. I went to his studio in LA with an open mind and wanting to create something that had its own sound... Giants is what came out of the process.

      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.

          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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