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Reduxer is a set of eleven incredible reinterpretations of songs from their award winning third album ​Relaxer, ​reimagined by a host of fans, friends and peers, including a globe-straddling cross-section of some of the world’s most influential and prolific hip hop artists and producers.

Putting their own indelible vocals on the songs are, amongst others, Grammy-nominated US hip hop high flyer GoldLink​ , platinum-certified Parisian rapper ​Lomepal​ , Berlin powerhouse ​Kontra K​, Dublin-born breakthrough rapper ​Rejjie Snow​ , Australian auteur ​Tuka​ , Puerto Rican rapper ​PJ Sin Suela​ and London’s acclaimed ​Little Simz.

The project was first hinted at last month when Virginia Beach hip hop superstar​ PushaT​ and LA synthpop polymath Twin Shadow both joined alt-J for a surprise performance of In Cold Blood on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, before swiftly releasing the studio version of the collaboration. A second track is debuted today, a new version of Deadcrush reworked by legendary producer ​The Alchemist and Latin American production powerhouse ​Trooko​, and featuring the unmistakable vocals of hip hop iconoclast​ Danny Brown​.

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Irish alternative rockers Ash are set to return with their latest full-length, Islands, on May 18th via Infectious Music. Serving as the follow-up to 2015’s Kablammo!, the new album was previously previewed with the lead single, “Buzzkill”. Today, the alt trio is back with another sample of the record, “Annabel”.

Where “Buzzkill” was a poppy thrasher, there’s a bit more yearning in “Annabel”. The licks are still plenty tasty, but they’re wrapped around an undeniable sweetness. “Annabel, have no fear/ You can be my Guinevere,” sings frontman Tim Wheeler. “In the storm I will draw you close/ In the tempest, in the snow.”

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Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive special silver metallic mirri board packaging and pressed on metallic silver vinyl.

James

Better Than That EP

    James return with their EP Better That That on Infectious Music and the first music to come from the band’s studio sessions with producer Charlie Andrew (alt-J, Wolf Alice).

    In the EP’s title track ‘Better Than That’, Booth urges the universe to do its worst, like a man squaring up to life itself. “You can do better than that,” he sings. “Hit me again and show me where I’m cracked.”

    Never been a band inclined to shy away from politics. On ‘Hank’ singer and lyricist Tim Booth turns his eye on Donald Trump’s American carnage. He sings of: “White fascists in the White House / More beetroot in your Russian stew” and: “NRA high fives / Orlando, Sandy Hook and Columbine”.

    The EP closes with the melancholy ‘Broken By The Hurt’, which multi-instrumentalist Saul Davies describes as “unsettling and a bit disturbing.” He adds: “It could easily have been a sweet ballad in different hands. Instead it’s dark, but it still has those pop elements and a guitar line influenced by ‘Wish’-era The Cure.”

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    Ltd 10" includes MP3 Download Code.

    An indie trio from Sydney, Australia that throws back to the Manchester scene of the early '90s, DMA's came together around 2012 when Johnny Took and Tommy O'Dell -- members of the local rock band Underlights -- started writing songs with guitarist Matt Mason. Working together as three songwriters, the trio quickly developed a sound that drew from early-'90s Manchurian indie rock, with particular likenesses to some of the scene's greats like Oasis, Primal Scream, and Happy Mondays. 

    Their latest sees the three-piece taking their melodic jangling snarl and smoothing out the edges into a thoroughly polished whole, 'Dawning' for example displaying the melodicism of the obvious manc comparisons, but with a modern twist, employing hazed-out synths and shimmering reverb while 'Warsaw' wouldn't sound out of place in a feel-good set-piece, featuring solar flare and hazy edges, all warming the senses before the slow and tingling comedown of the latter passages. 

    It's a more nuanced outing, but still employing the benchmarks that gave the band their inital appeal. Brilliantly executed, and perfectly pitched, this is a perfect follow-up and companion to their last outing. Superb. 

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    Coloured LP Info: Red coloured vinyl.

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    Dead!

    The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying

      Dead! are a band of four fiercely creative people in their late teens and early 20s. These ambitious, imaginative youngsters found themselves in a cultural cul-de-sac as they watched their music scene disappear around them on their native Isle Of Wight a few years ago and decided to do something about it.

      The quartet aren’t the sort of people who wait for opportunities: they go out and hunt them down. With a fire in their belly, they formed a band, toured Europe off their own back, moved into a house in London together, released their own music, made their own videos and now have a fervent fanclub who follow their every move. They are one of the UK’s most exciting new rock & roll bands, armed with a stack of raucous, punk anthems and a gung-ho, do-or-die attitude. This was the way it had to be. There are no half measures for Dead!.

      Shed Seven

      Instant Pleasures

        York’s finest Shed Seven make one of indie-rock’s most triumphant returns this winter, releasing their first new album in 16 years and embarking on a tour that’s seen them shift more tickets than ever before.

        The Sherlocks

        Live For The Moment

        After a sold out UK Tour last September, Sheffield four-piece The Sherlocks have been relentlessly touring the UK and have added even more dates to their mammoth tour schedule including joining Kings Of Leon as main support on their arena tour as well as numerous festival dates. The band, consisting of two sets of brothers, have been steadily building a solid live following and were the first unsigned band since Arctic Monkeys to sell out their local venue the Sheffield Leadmill. With support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Annie Mac, Mistajam & Huw Stephens, this is a young band following in the great tradition of guitar groups from their area. The Sherlocks have drawn obvious comparisons from their influencers (The Jam, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys) but this is a band with unquenchable ambition intending to create their own unique sound and already captivating new audiences. The Sherlocks have been earning excellent live reviews up & down the country after selling out multiple venues (including Sheffield’s Foundry & Manchester’s Albert Hall) and their fanbase is going from strength to strength with their last singles ‘Will You Be There’ & ‘Was It Really Worth It?’ both reaching No.1 in the Vinyl single charts, a new generation discovering the adrenalizing rush of rock’n’roll.

        The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and produced by Gavin Monaghan. Full tracklisting is below. When asked what to expect from this anticipated debut from the young band, The Sherlocks promise;

        “The time has finally come…what started as a hobby has incredibly turned into a career. But this is all down to our fans for investing their time into our band. The amount of people calling for this album is truly overwhelming and we know this is the right time to share it. We’ve genuinely worked so hard for this and put everything into this album, down to the very last detail. Everything about this album feels incredibly special…4 lads from the middle of nowhere. This is what makes our story so special, that the people have decided to back a real band and we will be forever grateful to them for that. Our lives have completely changed over the last few years, we started this band around 7 years ago as friends jamming a few songs out together in my dad’s garage. Over 1200 gigs later, we’re now here announcing something we will be eternally proud of. We can’t wait for you to hear it in its entirety. This one’s for you. This journey has only just begun… LIVE FOR THE MOMENT x “

        ‘RELAXER’ is the third studio album from alt-J. Here they continue they’re genre-hopping style, taking in Nick Drake-esque folkyness, soaring post-rock dynamics, cinematic atmospherics and synth washes to create a typically inventive and diverse album.

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        You Me At Six

        Night People

          You Me At Six are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK.

          Released by Infectious Music, ‘Night People’ was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers). The album sees the band mature in their musical style and has a timeless rock sound.

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          After three consecutive Top 5 albums, White Lies release their fourth album, ‘Friends’.Perhaps unsurprisingly given the title, the album explores friendships and how they evolve as people get older and their situations change. As you'd expect from White Lies these very personal songs are set to a backdrop of 80s infused synths.

          Local Natives

          Sunlit Youth

          Local Natives release their third album, ‘Sunlit Youth’, on Infectious Music.

          “A lot of the excitement in making this new album came from discovering how to make songs in different ways,” the band’s Ryan Hahn says. “You start thinking, ‘What do I want to hear?’ Forget about what we’ve done and what people expect. This is a song that I would want to hear. Lyrically, ‘Villainy’ is about realising that you have the ability to change your situation, that you can start again everyday. We applied that to how we made music this time around. We wanted all the new songs to have a different energy, to challenge

          Thom Sonny Green

          High Anxiety

          In a sharp left-field turn from his day job as drummer for the world conquering alt-J, on ‘High Anxiety’, Thom Sonny Green unveils his longabiding interest in cerebral, idiosyncratic electronica with an album that is warm yet experimental, superficially accessible yet simultaneously deep, with Green demonstrating his complete artistry as songwriter, producer and visual artist.

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          Barry says: Blissful pastoral electronica would not be something I would have expected from Thom of Alt-J fame, but here it is in all it's glory. Woozy synths and sustained pads mix with perfectly pitched percussion and languid leads. Triumphantly constructed melodies and hazy ambience. Beautiful stuff.

          alt-J announce the release of Live At Red Rocks, their first ever live album and concert film. Recorded at the historic Red Rocks amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado, in the summer of 2015, Live At Red Rocks captures alt-J at the height of their powers, performing for 6,000 devoted fans. The 75-minute live album and concert film features songs from their Mercury Prize-winning debut An Awesome Wave and its GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated follow up This Is All Yours.

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          Box set Info: Limited edition box set features double vinyl, CD, DVD. blu-ray, necklace and 32page photobook in a hand made box.

          Recorded live with only Ry and his guitar, every song on ‘Dawn’ has a threadbare power - the arrangements are stripped back so there’s nothing separating the listener from the songs’ content.

          Comparable to artists such as Bon Iver, Radiohead, Bjork, Nick Drake.

          With The Strokes fresh off their first European show in four years, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is focused on breaking an even longer seven year lull between solo LPs. ‘Momentary Madness’ is his third album after ‘Yours To Keep’ and ‘¿Cómo Te Llama?’.

          The ten track album includes the singles ‘Born Slippy’ and ‘Losing Touch’.

          ‘Momentary Masters’ features production from longtime Strokes engineer Gus Oberg. Unlike previous releases, Hammond called on the aid of a number of musicians for the recording sessions, including guitarists Mon Khmer’s Hammarsing Kharhmar and Bleachers’ Mikey Hart, bassist Jordan Brooks and drummer Jeremy Gustin.

          The band tipped for success in 2012 release their hotly anticipated debut album, ‘An Awesome Wave’.

          This eclectic album will appeal to fans of Radiohead, Arcade Fire and Wild Beasts, amongst others.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Andy says: This is a ridiculously good debut album. It's angular, arty and complex but....wait for it: CATCHY! The playing and production are astonishing, and the way they combine so many flavours: distorted, dub step-tinged FX-laden bass, r'n'b grooves, acapella folk, glitchy electronica, and of course, angular, arty guitar pop, yet still make it cohesive, is a mind-boggling achievement. This delightful cacophony is topped off by Joe Newman's slurry and far-ranging, emotive vocals, (a more guttural Wild Beasts) which glide and swoop over the dizzying sounds beneath.
          They've been compared to Radiohead in that they're obviously brainy, embracing technology, and are really talented players, but I think it's mainly because Alt-J are going to be massive!? With their meticulously crafted sound, and unpredictable swerves, maybe Everything Everything spring to mind, and for their rootsy, folksy side, perhaps Fleet Foxes, but really this band are in a genre of one: the best new British band of 2012!

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          Ash

          Meltdown

          This ain't called "Meltdown" for nothing. It takes all the pop thrills, kinetic melodies, slam-dunking riffs that made the world love Ash, then douses them in petrol and drops in a match. After the fireworks, out come 11 white-hot slabs of pure rock power. From the butane rush of the single "Orpheus" to the skyscraping peaks of "Evil Eye" and the fierce-yet-beautiful love "Starcross'd", this is Ash at their melodic best with a ton of new engines strapped on for extra power.

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          2xLtd CD Info: Special edition two CD set including bonus live album.

          The D4

          Ladies Man

          Another single from these New Zealand rockers debut album "6Twenty".

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          CDS2 Info: CDS2 is the album version of "Ladies Man" and also includes "Pirate Love (Live)" and "Ladies Man (Live)".

          CDS Info: CDS1 includes "Invader Ace (Live)" and "Outta Blues (Live)".

          Another soul-punk stomp from these New Zealand rock'n'rollers.

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          CDS Info: Three track CD single includes "Come On!", "Joe 90" and "Pirate Love".


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