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    A truly matured sound, Lava’s Butter-Fly is an iconic moment for the young star, who is truly cemented as a firm one to watch for 2021. Without a doubt, one of the UK’s most exciting artists, Lava’s success far outweighs their young years.

    The West London musician has seen themself collaborating with, and recognised by, the likes of COLORS Berlin, Converse, The Tate, ELLE, Noisey, The Guardian, Dazed, British Vogue, i-D, Crack, Aries, Henry Holland, Tyler The Creator, Calvin Klein, Aries and more.Tracks

    Featuring the incredible singles “Angel” ft. Deb Never and “G.O.Y.D.” ft. Clairo, the project sees production from the likes of Isom Innis (Foster The People) and Vegyn (Frank Ocean). “


    Goofy Hearts Club
    Lift You Up

    Courtney Barnett

    Things Take Time, Take Time

      Things Take Time, Take Time” is an assured leap forward for Barnett; a breakthrough really. This is Barnett at her most relaxed, creative and joyful. An exquisite look at the intimate, private world created by Barnett and her producer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile). It’s consequently her most beautiful and intimate record to date.


      Rae Street
      Sunfair Sundown
      Here’s The Thing
      Before You Gotta Go
      Turning Green
      Take It Day By Day
      If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight
      Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To
      Oh The Night

      Hazel English

      Wake Up

        Wake UP! is the debut album from Californian-based singer songwriter Hazel English. It features the 60s psych-influenced single Shaking, written by Hazel and frequent collaborator Blake Stranathan (Lana Del Rey) as well as timeless dream-pop tunes Off My Mind and Five And Dime. The album was recorded over a two year period and made in LA with super-producer Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, Angel Olsen) and in Atlanta with Ben H. Allen (Deerhunter, M.I.A, Animal Collective).


        Born Like
        Wake UP!
        Off My Mind
        Five And Dime
        Like A Drug
        Milk And Honey
        Work It Out


        Put The Shine On

          CocoRosie's 7th album—the aptly titled Put The Shine On—is a study in extremes, balancing some of the most pristine and adroit pop songs the band has ever crafted, while simultaneously exploring the most extreme states of human feeling and being—the result being an album that is both pristine and, at times, harrowing.

          Put The Shine On is a record that luxuriates in extremes, reflecting the pain and confusion of mental and the anguish of unpacking trauma, while also gleefully celebrating the possibility of newness, of wildness, and the ever-present potential for transformation. Nearly two decades deep into a career marked by experimentation and bucking convention, the duo have made what is arguably their most well-considered, emotionally complicated, and sonically adventurous record of their career.

          Cross-disciplinary performance artists and sisters, Bianca and Sierra Casady, aka CocoRosie. songs blend a myriad of styles and references, from hip-hop to folk and opera, shaping the most painful of experiences into memorable and evocative pop songs. They have released six albums to date: Heartache City (2015), Tales of a Grasswidow (2013), Grey Oceans (2010), The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (2007), Noah's Ark (2005), and debut album La maison de mon rêve (2004).

          Cited by The XX and Melanie Martinez as a major influence, they recently collaborated with Chance The Rapper on his 'The Big Day' album. Previous musical and artistic collaborations include ANOHNI, Devendra Banhart and experimental theatre director Robert Wilson.


          High Road
          Smash My Head
          Where Did All The Soldiers Go
          Hell's Gate
          Did Me Wrong
          Lamb And The Wolf
          Slow Down Sun Down
          Burning Down The House
          Ruby Red
          Aloha Friday

          On October 22nd 2019 Courtney Barnett performed a unique and special show at the invitation of MTV in her hometown of Melbourne.

          The “Unplugged” performance features Barnett as you’ve never heard her before, warm, vulnerable and emotional, performing a stirring set of eight songs to an intimate audience including “Depreston”, “Avant Gardner” and “Sunday Roast”.

          Joined by her usual band Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, she also enlisted cellist Lucy Waldron.

          Barnett made the night even more iconic by inviting some of her favourite musicians to collaborate including legendary songwriter Paul Kelly, angelically-voiced New Zealander Marlon Williams and Milk! Records label-mate Evelyn Ida Morris.

          The performances include covers of Leonard Cohen, Archie Roach and Seeker Lover Keeper as well as a never-before-heard original track from Courtney herself titled "Play It On Repeat".


          Barry says: This MTV unplugged session shows another side to the charismatic rock and or roll of Barnett and team, opting instead for a more meditative and contemplative suite of 'acoustic' numbers (as good as it is, acoustic is a bit of a stretch) all topped with Barnett's unmistakeable vocal prowess. Great stuff.


          Sunday Roast
          Charcoal Lane (featuring Paul Kelly) - Written By Archie Roach
          Avant Gardener
          Nameless, Faceless (featuring Evelyn Morris)
          Untitled (Play It On Repeat)
          Not Only I (featuring Marlon Williams) - Written By Seeker Lover Keeper
          So Long, Marianne - Written By Leonard Cohen



            Tasmania is the brand new album from the Australian psychedelic-rock adventurers Pond, a dejected meditation on planetary discord, machismo, shame, blame and responsibility, love, blood and empire, wrapped in luxurious, funky prog-pop.

            Once again produced and mixed by Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and Pond, Tasmania encourages us to celebrate the fruits of our planet, frolic in the ocean, kick up the dust, roll in the grass and enjoy the feeling of being in love - while we still can.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: Progressive melodies, effervescent throbbing synths and loungey, shimmering sweeps work their way into your mind below the neon lit vocals and alternating progressive soundcapes. It's a beguiling and absorbing listen, littered with high points aplenty and a plethora of head--nodding grooved-out moments. Top stuff.

            TRACK LISTING

            Sixteen Days
            The Boys Are Killing Me 
            Hand Mouth
            Goodnight P.C.C.
            Burnt Out Star
            Doctor’s In

            The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - 'Tell Me How You Really Feel.' It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album 'Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit', and a recent top 10 collaborative record, 'Lotta Sea Lice', with Kurt Vile. One of the most distinctive voices in music, Courtney is known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: Another absolute stormer from Courtney, though you might have already heard the superb 'Nameless, Faceless' from the 7" a little while ago, and 'City Looks Pretty' and 'Sunday Roast' from the RSD 12", there are a bunch of gems to uncover on this including the snarling skate-punk melodicism of my personal highlight, 'Charity'. Killer.

            TRACK LISTING

            City Looks Pretty
            Need A Little Time
            Nameless, Faceless
            Im Not Your Mother, Im Not Your Bitch
            Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Self Confidence
            Help Your Self
            Walkin On Eggshells
            Sunday Roast

            Courtney Barnett

            City Looks Pretty / Sunday Roast

              Exclusively for Record Store Day Courtney Barnett releases a new track 'City Looks Pretty' + for a limited time only you'll be able to hear album track 'Sunday Roast' only via this 12"! After the release of the critically acclaimed 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit' and the 'Lotta Sea Lice' collaboration with Kurt Vile, a life on the road and all of its quirks appears on track 'City Looks Pretty' while 'Sunday Roast' sees Courtney her most reflective & emphatic self in a beautiful down tempo moment. A release that perfectly captures the many facets of Courtney's upcoming second album 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' released May 18th

              A conversation between friends, documented in raw, unvarnished song form, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humour - this is the collaborative album of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. Two of the most acclaimed and gifted song writers of our generation “Lotta Sea Lice” also sees them roping in friends such as Dirty Three, Stella from Warpaint and Mick Harvey to create a body of work that sounds organic & candid.

              The shared chemistry is immediately apparent in the breathtaking jam of opener and first single “Over Everything”, with dovetailing vocal lines and intricate, shimmering guitar stylings from the pair. The lyrics play out as a rambling dialogue as they compare notes about song-writing and inspiration – it was the first song written for this project, and comes accompanied by a beautiful black and white video from Australian director Danny Cohen which features Courtney and Kurt swapping lines over series of jaw dropping backdrops in rural Victoria and New Jersey as well as Melbourne and Philadelphia. It’s deceptively simple but incredibly effective.

              Other tracks include the bluesy “Let it Go”, which itself was inspired by texts and emails between the duo, and the drop dead gorgeous ‘Continental Breakfast”, which showcases a more melodic side as the two harmonise over finger-picked acoustic guitars.

              There are even more surprises in store, however, when the pair tackle each other’s tracks, with Vile delivering a delicious, souped-up version of “Outta the Woodwork” backed by Barnett herself, and Barnett taking on Vile’s “Peepin’ Tomboy” completely solo, to spine tingling results. The overall effect is that of Barnett and Vile throwing open the doors to their house to listeners - this is certainly Courtney and Kurt’s party alright, but this time, everyone is invited.

              TRACK LISTING

              Over Everything
              Let It Go
              Fear Is Like A Forest
              Outta The Woodwork
              Continental Breakfast
              On Script
              Blue Cheese
              Peepin' Tom

              Shock Machine

              Shock Machine

                Shock Machine is the new project from the Mercury and Ivor Novello winning artist James Righton (formerly of Klaxons).

                His eponymous debut album is a collection of timeless pop music that embraces inspiration from decades of off-kilter classics, such as ELO, Roxy Music, 70s McCartney, “Benny and the Jets by Elton John on acid”, alongside a passion for ultra vivid shimmering psychedelia - the result is a gorgeous celebration of melody and synths.

                Recorded in a cabin in the South of France with the help of esteemed producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Foals, Haim) and then mixed in Atlanta by Ben H Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkely), the material has already won fans such as Mark Ronson,The Strokes, Graham Coxon and Erol Alkan, as well as continued support from Pitchfork, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac.

                TRACK LISTING

                Open Up The Sky
                Unlimited Love
                Shock Machine
                Lost In The Mystery
                Let Her Love In 
                First Of May
                Fire Up My Heart
                Strange Waves 
                Get You
                Something More

                Jen Cloher

                Jen Cloher

                  A letter in triplicate addressed to the themes of love, music and Australia, Jen Cloher's fourth album is the culmination of a period of artistic and personal growth in which the artist took her rightful place as a punk-rock figurehead of Melbourne's famous DIY music scene.

                  She is an outspoken advocate for artist rights and co-founder of the incredible Milk! Records label, which includes the likes of Courtney Barnett and Fraser A. Gorman among its luminaries. Since 2014, her output has been increasingly biting, witty and poetic, with her last album, the critically lauded "In Blood Memory" representing an artistic apex for the artist and garnering her a prestigious Australian Music Prize nomination.

                  The self-titled album, "Jen Cloher", represents another quantum leap forward for the artist. Recorded amidst the rolling greenery of South-Eastern Australia and mixed at Jeff Tweedy's famous Loft Studios in Chicago, the songs are split by Courtney Barnett's extraordinary lead guitar and anchored by the rhythm section of Bones Sloane and Jen Sholakis. The end result is bold, assured, and piercingly observed, seeing Cloher face up to painful truths with unwavering honesty and emerge triumphant.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Forgot Myself
                  Analysis Paralysis
                  Regional Echo
                  Sensory Memory
                  Strong Woman
                  Kinda Biblical
                  Great Australian Bite
                  Loose Magic
                  Waiting In The Wings
                  Dark Art


                  Universal High

                    Recorded at Maze Studios, Atlanta across the summer of 2016 where the band decamped for a month, it was produced by the legendary Ben H Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) who struck up quite the creative partnership with ringleader Ben Romans-Hopscraft. You could be forgiven for branding ‘Universal High’ a rebirth.

                    In places almost unrecognizable from the dub-charged psychedelic indie of their debut, the new sound swells from the southern streets in which it came to life, caked in the Seventies soul of The Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield and Shuggie Otis.

                    Ben Romans-Hopcraft says, “’Universal High’ represents many things to us as a band. It signifies change, both musically and mentally whilst also revisiting influences that confounded our interest in music in the first place. What I think is noticeable is the direct nature of the songs and its influences. Being surrounded by soul music, classic pop songs and music with any form of groove all my life, these influences began to speak for themselves within these new songs we were writing”.

                    Since the first album Bens evolved into something of an auteur, with numerous collaborations under his belt as both a producer, recurrently alongside new regular comrade Sean Lennon, as well as numerous teamings with Fat White Family’s Saul Aamczeski as part of both Warmduscher and Insecure Men.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: Brilliantly effervescent pop songs, imbued with soul and flecks of funk. It's a smooth ride throughout, but brilliantly listenable and most importantly, thoroughly enjoyable.

                    Hazel English

                    Just Give In / Never Going Home

                      Hazel English is a 25-year-old Oakland-based artist who makes beautifully blurry indie-pop music powered by transcendent melodies and caked in layers of Californian sunshine and redolent reverb.

                      She finds herself something of a scene queen amidst the burgeoning jangling happenings of the Bay Area, which count the likes of her producer Jackson Philips aka Day Wave amongst it ranks, as well as kindred spirits like Craft Spells and Hot Flash Heat Wave, to name but a few. Despite the fun being had locally, Hazel describes her music as, “Transportive. It makes you feel like you’re in a different place”.

                      A very literal example is the title track, which charters the bittersweet abandon of her runaway journey from her native Australia to her new adopted home in an near-cinematic narrative. She’s drawn comparisons to everyone from Alvvays and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart to touring partners Ride, while her soaring, hypnotic, vocal arrangements have been likened to everyone from Grimes to Diiv.

                      New album from the Australian psychedelic rock band, Pond.

                      “Pond, an Australian rock band, toppled the stateliness of Britpop anthems into psychedelic turbulence, melting down grandiose riffs or pushing them toward screaming tantrums.” – New York Times

                      “From sleazy rock excess, to introspective, cracked psychedelia and back again” – Fader

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: Off-kilter rhythms, the heaviest distorted basses you're likely to hear and soaring vocal harmonies. Brilliantly danceable synth freak-outs complete with plate reverbed mile-long drum tails. Get it or regret it!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      30000 Megatons
                      Sweep Me Off My Feet
                      Paint Me Silver
                      Colder Than Ice
                      Edge Of The World Pt. 1
                      Zen Automaton
                      All I Want For Xmas (is A Tascam 388)
                      Edge Of The World Pt. 2
                      The Weather

                      Since the release of 2013’s ‘Howlin’ Jagwar Ma have played sold out shows across the world and supported the likes of Tame Impala, The xx and Foals, filling festival tents and clubs alike with their explosive, hypnotic live performances, not to mention legendary DJ sets - most recently illustrated through their televised Park Stage performance at Glastonbury, and a raucous closing DJ set at the Crows Nest the same weekend.

                      Now the song-writing duo of multi-instrumentalist and producer Jono Ma, singer and guitarist Gabriel Winterfield return with their second album ‘Every Now & Then’.

                      The new record returns to the melody soaked nods to club culture and instantaneous vocal hooks they’ve become well known for, but has also seen them employ their passion for the Beastie Boys, citing this eclectic album as their ‘Paul’s Boutique’. Overall this stunning record encapsulates the band at their most entrancing and anthemic – a wig out of oscillating acid bassline, ricocheting dub-fused guitars and heady pop psychedelia bathed in strobe-lit sonics.

                      It was self-produced and recorded in the United Kingdom, Australia and France, then tweaked and mixed with the assistance of some of their brightest contemporaries, James Ford (Florence and The Machine, Arctic Monkeys), Blue May (Kwes, Kindness), Ewan Pearson (LCD Soundsystem, Chemical Brothers) and David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, Glass Animals).

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Say What You Feel
                      Loose Ends
                      Give Me A Reason
                      Batter Up
                      O B 1
                      High Rotations
                      Don't Make It Right
                      Colours Of Paradise

                      Max Jury

                      Numb / Standing On My Own


                        Very special limited edition 12". Both tracks are taken from Max Jury's self-titled debut album.

                        Matthew E White's Spacebomb collective produced B-side Standing On My Own sees Max veering further towards the world of R&B and Soul. Whilst Max gently sweeps between whispered vocals and falsetto the complimentary horn and string arrangements from Spacebomb create an air of authentic classic Motown, Chess and Stax Records.

                        Elliott Power

                        Once Smitten

                        With his debut album ‘Once Smitten’, London newcomer Elliott Power explores genre-defying sounds of club-savvy soul, UK bass and paranoid trip-hop - echoing the history of era defining label Mo’Wax and the forward thinking spirit of Marathon Artists.

                        Constructed alongside Elliott’s NuBrain cohort Dorian Lutz, it is an ethereal journey through the underbelly of his native city, regaling tales of dark corners, shady characters and riotous nights, all set against luscious arrangements and driving rhythms.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Once Smitten
                        Built On Greed
                        Who's Who?
                        Move Dust
                        Blank End
                        Sword Souls
                        On The Windrush

                        Courtney Barnett

                        Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Special Edition)

                          The CD version includes 'Live From Electric Ladyland Studios NY' audio CD with card wallet, a download card with the exclusive cover of John Cale’s 'Close Watch', an A4 poster of 'Sometimes...' album cover and 4 x Polaroids taken by Courtney Barnett.

                          The LP Version includes gatefold double yellow vinyl of 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit' album audio, plus a download card of mp3s of the album, the live tracks and the John Cale cover. There’s also an A2 poster of 'Sometimes...' album cover and 4 x Polaroids of Courtney & CB3.

                          Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

                          'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour.

                          If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes…' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          CD 1/LP’S:
                          Elevator Operator
                          Pedestrian At Best
                          An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
                          Small Poppies
                          Aqua Profunda!
                          Dead Fox
                          Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
                          Debbie Downer
                          Kim's Caravan
                          Boxing Day Blues

                          CD 2/Download Card:
                          Lance Jr (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                          Canned Tomatoes (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                          Scotty Says (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                          History Eraser (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                          Avant Gardener (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                          David (Live At Electric Lady Studios)
                          Close Watch

                          Real Lies

                          Real Life

                            Quickly heralded as a brave new voice in electronic pop, North London based Real Lies are embodying what it is to be young, locked in and yet somehow adrift in Britain today.

                            Real Lies’ music expresses late-night euphoria at the same time as it embraces the horrors of the following afternoon, twinning street bravado with bedroom vulnerability, loss with longing. It is music about burying yourself in an avalanche of words and warm bodies in an endless search for the right ones.

                            Baggy era indie, Stereo MCs breaks, the Streets intimate reportage... all for a new generation of sophisticated and urbane youths freed from genre constraints.

                            The LP is a single vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, and includes a free download of the album.

                            Jagwar Ma X Dreems

                            Another Day In The Sun

                              Meeting up in Australia after time spent in Europe and North America, old friends and collaborators Angus Gruzman (Dreems) and Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma) teamed up in Sydney and celebrated their personal climate change with a cover of The Moffs '80s cult classic. Equal parts of each artist shimmer in this visceral version of ‘Another Day In The Sun’

                              A love letter to the end of the summer, also featuring the vocals of Gabriel Winterfield (Jagwar Ma), the song takes sonic cues from their surroundings on the Australian east coast. This is a one-off collaboration released to tie-in with Dreems current tour dates.

                              Fraser A Gorman

                              Slow Gum

                                Fraser A Gorman arrives on our shores with a bagful of cool, funny, heartfelt and super-infectious tunes, on debut album 'Slow Gum.' Although a core member of fellow Melbourner Courtney Barnett's Milk! Records label troupe and close pals and collaborator with King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard, Gorman cuts a dash entirely his own.

                                He drinks deep from the well of wayward folk contemporaries such as Bill Callahan and Cass McCombs, while also genuflecting to heroes such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Its lackadaisical charms bely Gorman's wryly affecting way with a lyric, however, as he sings tongue in cheek couplets over gorgeous slide guitar twangs and early offbeat melodies.

                                Fraser A Gorman has achieved a great deal in the past 12 months firmly establishing himself as one of Australia’s most promising rising talents. His captivating songwriter abilities and charismatic live performances have secured his place on some of Australia’s most loved festival bills including Meredith, Falls, Queenscliff Port Fairy and Boogie. He has also supported the likes of Mark Lanegan, First Aid Kit, Tex Perkins, Gary Clarke Jr., Wanda Jackson, You Am I and Simone Felice.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Big Old World
                                My Old Man
                                Book Of Love
                                Shiny Gun
                                Broken Hands
                                Mystic Mile
                                Never Gonna Hold You (Like I Do)
                                We're All Alright
                                Dark Eyes
                                Blossom & Snow

                                Courtney Barnett

                                Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

                                Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

                                'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour.

                                If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes…' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Elevator Operator
                                Pedestrian At Best
                                An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
                                Small Poppies
                                Aqua Profunda!
                                Dead Fox
                                Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
                                Debbie Downer
                                Kim's Caravan
                                Boxing Day Blues

                                Elliott Power

                                On The Windrush / Portend Feat. WIFE

                                  Marathon Artists are very happy to announce the return of Elliott Power, this time with a little help from feted Tri Angle newcomer WIFE. The pair’s pulsating collaboration heralds the beginning of some very exciting things to come from Elliott, with this being just the tip of the iceberg. This is a Marathon Artists Singles Club release.

                                  Elliott Power is a West London-bred artist who, instilled from an early age with a love of wide-ranging electronic musical touch stones, has collated diverse but tightly knit influences into his own distinctly forward thinking tracks. Seamlessly incorporating elements of club-savvy soul and UK bass, along with a touch of paranoid trip-hop, Elliott’s work, from sound to vision, offers a whole private universe we have fortunately been invited into.

                                  We Are Shining, aka producers Morgan Zarate and Acyde, are spontaneous, unpredictable and utterly uncategorisable. Their debut album Kara is a wild ride, twisting and turning from scuzzy blues riffs to squiggly, irresistible melodies, held together by ferocious rhythms and the untethered power of Acyde's voice.

                                  Anything goes: each cut is packed with details from psychedelic synths to gospel choirs. Zarate (the ex-Spacek member who has latterly gained recognition for his brilliant club-focused singles for Hyperdub) and Acyde have known each other since their '90s Mo Wax days, but it was only in 2011 that this shared vision started to take shape. They imagine their music visually - if it was a film, it would be one following a journey along a lost highway - and have been inspired by house parties in Jamaica and Africa where guests would take turns to do their thing on the mic.

                                  A roster of guest singers from Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes) to Roses Gabor get down and dirty in the We Are Shining cauldron, providing a sweet, soulful counterpoint to the dense, fuzzy layers of sound. There's an incredible energy to Kara, but We Are Shining are always in control of the propulsive kinetic thrust of their music, which sounds like nothing else out there.

                                  Jagwar Ma, the duo Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield, first bonded in Sydney, Australia over a mutual passion of melody and experimental beats, setting out to create a sound that would capture their love for contemporary electronica & classic American pop harmony, Joe Meek & King Tubby, vintage drum machines & radio frequency manipulation, Ray Davies’ vintage amp noise and improvised percussion. Hot on the heels of powerhouse singles ‘The Throw’ and ‘Man I Need’, Jagwar Ma are now pleased to announce their debut album Howlin

                                  The album was recorded in a secluded town in the North of France, just the two of them in an almost farm with an 808, a Fender jaguar, a laptop & a pair of vintage Neve console channels, and neighbors with a thing for hardcore sound systems. Collaborators along the way included long-time friend & Warpaint drummer, Stella Mozgawa and renowned Berlin producer/mixer, Ewan Pearson, adding another station to the globe-spanning journey the songs have travelled.

                                  Across its eleven tracks, Howlin twists addictive hooks around often dirty and clanking breakdowns. Pop songwriting is buried in layers of crunching synths and pedal effects, from 60’s beat to the strobe-lit warehouses of acid house via the techniques and sonic feel of dub and the touchstones of anthemic British guitar music, reveling in the vibrant tension between the discovery of something classic and future-looking experiments

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Andy says: Big, baggy, psychedelic pop. This could be the sound of the summer!

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. What Love
                                  2. Uncertainty
                                  3. The Throw
                                  4. That Loneliness
                                  5. Come Save Me
                                  6. Four
                                  7. Let Her Go
                                  8. Man I Need
                                  9. Exercise
                                  10. Did You Have To
                                  11. Backwards Berlin

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