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Chaos For The Fly

    Chaos For The Fly is the debut solo album from Grian Chatten, vocalist of Dublin’s critically-acclaimed band Fontaines D.C.

    Rare moments of respite from a relentless touring schedule afforded Chatten the opportunity to start work on something for himself, occupying a completely different headspace from his hugely successful work within Fontaines D.C. Co-produced by the band’s longstanding producer Dan Carey, the album is arguably the most poetic we’ve heard from Chatten. Each song here has a sweep of colour and textures that breathe life into his lucid tales. Over its nine tracks, Chaos For The Fly is a record that takes in all of life’s rich emotions, transporting the listener to a place you not only want to visit, but will find yourself returning to again and again.

    It's been a tremendous run for Fontaines D.C., debuting at number one in both the UK and Ireland with their third album, the critically acclaimed and Ivor Novello nominated Skinty Fia, and taking home the BRIT award for International Group of the Year. It followed 2020’s A Hero’s Death, which was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2021 Grammys, and their debut, 2019’s Dogrel, which was nominated for both the Mercury Music Prize and Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.


    1. The Score
    2. Last Time Every Time Forever
    3. Fairlies
    4. Bob's Casino
    5. All Of The People
    6. East Coast Bed
    7. Salt Throwers Off A Truck
    8. I Am So Far
    9. Season For Pain

    Grian Chatten

    Chaos For The Fly - Album Launch Bundle


      Album Launch - Live Performance & Signing Session - Night & Day Cafe, Sunday 2nd July 2023

      To celebrate the release of his debut solo album, we are delighted to welcome Grian Chatten to Night & Day, to play an intimate acoustic performance followed by a signing session.

      Doors 5:30pm
      Acoustic performance 6pm - 6:30pm
      Signing 6:30pm - 7:30pm

      Tickets for this event are available exclusively from Piccadilly Records as LP/CD Ticket bundles or standalone tickets.

      ** Please note, physical tickets will not be issued for this event, all names will be on the door. Please bring your order confirmation, either printed or on your phone, to gain entry.**


      About The Album:
      Chaos For The Fly is the debut solo album from Grian Chatten, vocalist of Dublin’s critically-acclaimed band Fontaines D.C.

      Rare moments of respite from a relentless touring schedule afforded Chatten the opportunity to start work on something for himself, occupying a completely different headspace from his hugely successful work within Fontaines D.C. Co-produced by the band’s longstanding producer Dan Carey, the album is arguably the most poetic we’ve heard from Chatten. Each song here has a sweep of colour and textures that breathe life into his lucid tales. Over its nine tracks, Chaos For The Fly is a record that takes in all of life’s rich emotions, transporting the listener to a place you not only want to visit, but will find yourself returning to again and again.

      It's been a tremendous run for Fontaines D.C., debuting at number one in both the UK and Ireland with their third album, the critically acclaimed and Ivor Novello nominated Skinty Fia, and taking home the BRIT award for International Group of the Year. It followed 2020’s A Hero’s Death, which was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2021 Grammys, and their debut, 2019’s Dogrel, which was nominated for both the Mercury Music Prize and Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.


      1. The Score
      2. Last Time Every Time Forever
      3. Fairlies
      4. Bob's Casino
      5. All Of The People
      6. East Coast Bed
      7. Salt Throwers Off A Truck
      8. I Am So Far
      9. Season For Pain

      Léa Sen

      You Of Now, Pt. 2

        On ‘You Of Now, Pt. 2,’ which follows 2022's ‘You of Now, Pt 1, Léa Sen runs through themes as heavy as they are relatable: quarrel with the self, contradictions, feelings of desire, and more. This new batch of deeply complex and resilient tracks showcase Sen’s extensive sonic palette as a guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer and mixer.

        Often with little more than a few chords gently placed with atmospheric restraint amongst pulsing synths, Sen communicates the peace that comes with knowing that it's ok to not be perfect. Highlights like “Dragonfly ʚĭɞ” and “Luv Him (about u)” explore experiences that are deeply real, confronting head-on the unsavory parts of life and of her own mind. “On this EP, I was just a bit more honest with myself about who I am, and how flawed I am. But no matter how flawed I am, I still care for myself.” she says.


        A1 Dragonfly ʚĭɞ
        A2 Again
        A3 Luv Him (About U)
        B1 (No)
        B2 Hellcat



          In the past few years, 25-year-old Sabrina Teitelbaum has transformed into a songwriter without fear. The loud-quiet excavations that comprise her hook-filled debut as Blondshell don’t only stare traumas in the eye—they tear them at the root and shake them, bringing precise detail to colossal feelings. They’re clear-eyed statements of and about digging your way toward confidence, self-possession, and relief.

          Sabrina shed her previous, pop-leaning project, Baum, and the process emboldened her. Subtracting self-consciousness became a catalyst for the lucid songs of Blondshell, on which her experiences all coalesce to form her truest expressions of self yet. “It was me, as a person, in my songs,” she says. When she showed a few to producer Yves Rothman (Yves Tumor, Girlpool, Porches), he encouraged her to write an album, joining a chorus of friends saying, “This is you.”


          1 Veronica Mars
          2 Kiss City
          3 Olympus
          4 Salad
          5 Sepsis
          6 Sober Together
          7 Joiner
          8 Tarmac
          9 Dangerous

          Fela Kuti

          Shakara - 50th Anniversary Edition

            Fela Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian musician, producer, arranger, political radical, outlaw and the originator of Afrobeat. A titanic musical and sociopolitical voice, Fela’s legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock and beyond.

            “Shakara” is the 6th in the series of celebratory Fela 50th Anniversary reissues. Like its predecessors in the series, this version will be on colour vinyl and the LP will be wrapped in a gold foil obi strip with a brief essay on the album and Fela's global impact on music. Like Fela's other early 70's releases, he used each side of his LPs to create a deep groove that pulls the listener in and follows with metaphoric lyrics that call out and critique the corrupt hangover of colonialism.

            The album is the sound of Afrobeat's maturation as a global music. Fela's Pidgin English lyrics extend his music's audience beyond Yoruba speakers and make his words understandable across the Anglophone world. In "Lady," Fela highlights the adoption of European social habits to the detriment of African culture. "Shakara" is a mainly instrumental track, with a brief lyric, sung in Yoruba, warning against boasters and braggarts. The song pacing is festive and typically up tempo, with boisterous horn arrangements, with strong solos from Fela on keyboards and the fearsome Igo Chico on tenor saxophone.

            TRACK LISTING

            LP SIDE A:
            1. Lady
            LP SIDE B:
            1. Shakara

            7" SIDE A:
            1. Lady (Ezra Collective Remix)
            7" SIDE B:
            1. Shakara (Ezra Collective Remix)


            Cymande - 2023 Remastered Edition

              With the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, Cymande emerged as innovators of the black British music scene. Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots, the band fused reggae bass lines, Afro-tinged Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic touches, and American-style funk into a unique sound they’ve since dubbed as “Nyah-rock.” While they were embraced in the US, back home they were largely ignored and soon forgotten by a music business beset by prejudice against homegrown black talent.

              Cymande split in 1975 after releasing three albums in quick succession, but their music lived on as successive generations of artists and fans found and embraced their songs. Their far-reaching influence can be heard in the countless samples taken from their music over the last four decades, from pioneering DJs like DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, to De La Soul, The Wu-Tang Clan, Gang Starr, EPMD, Sugar Hill Gang, Fatboy Slim, and The Fugees -- to name a few. They stand today as one of the most revered and sampled bands in the history of Hip Hop, House, and Dance.

              Newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and available for the very first time on translucent, orange crush vinyl. ‘Cymande’ features several of the band’s best known - and oft-sampled - classics like “Dove,” “The Message” and more.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1 Zion I
              A2 One More
              A3 Getting It Back
              A4 Listen
              A5 Rickshaw
              B1 Dove
              B2 Bra
              B3 The Message
              B4 Rastafarian Folk Song


              Five Years Of Brutalism

                Brutalism was originally self-released in March 2017, surpassing expectations to become one of the decade’s most important debut albums. Beneath the surface of its aggressive, foreboding music and lyrics lies a level of confessional vulnerability and honesty that comfortably cemented it as an instant classic.

                In the 5 years since Brutalim’s release, IDLES have gone on to achieve so much, including a number one album, sold out tours and festival headline appearances around the world. Its follow-up, Joy As an Act of Resistance, further springboarded the band into the UK (and beyond)'s consciousness and paved the way for the colossal ‘Ultra Mono’ - the band’s first UK No. 1 album. Last year’s CRAWLER contained the buzz-saw urgency that their now global fanbase had come to expect, but expanded its sound with more melodic and introspective songs. At every step of the way the band have garnered a wealth of dedicated supporters - from the early breaks given to them by Steve Lamacq and BBC 6 Music, the independent live music circuit and the incredible AF Gang community.

                To celebrate, the band are releasing a limited edition reissue of the debut studio album: Five Years of Brutalism.

                TRACK LISTING

                01 - Heel / Heal
                02 - Well Done
                03 - Mother
                04 - Date Night
                05 - Faith In The City
                06 - 1049 Gotho
                07 - Divide & Conquer
                08 - Rachel Khoo
                09 - Stendahl Syndrome
                10 - Exeter
                11 - Benzocaine
                12 - White Privilege
                13 - Slow Savage

                Deer Tick

                Divine Providence - 11th Anniversary Edition

                  Divine Providence is the 4th album from Deer Tick and a pivotal moment for the band. With a couple lineup changes over the years, they started to speed things up a bit on Divine Providence; not that they shed their blues-tinged country rock sound entirely, but the album has an even split of fast stompers and mid-tempo country bar howls. The original 12 songs on the album are about as close as you can get to a beer drenched show with the band; the addition of the 5 songs from the Tim EP and the 12 bonus tracks of alternate versions, outtakes and rarities make for a close encounter with a lost weekend with the band. The original album was produced by Adam Landry and Justin Collins at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and this edition was remastered by John Baldwin at John Baldwin Mastering in 2022.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  SIDE A
                  01 The Bump
                  02 Funny Word
                  03 Let's All Go To The Bar
                  04 Clownin Around
                  05 Main Street
                  06 Chevy Express

                  SIDE B
                  01 Something To Brag About
                  02 Walkin Out The Door
                  03 Make Believe
                  04 Now It's Your Turn
                  05 Electric
                  06 Miss K.

                  SIDE C
                  01 Mr. Cigarette
                  02 Main Street
                  03 Born At Zero
                  04 Virginia Gal
                  05 Chevy Express
                  06 Electric

                  SIDE D
                  01 Born At Zero
                  02 Walls
                  03 Virginia Gal
                  04 She's Not Spanish
                  05 Main Street

                  SIDE E
                  01 Bury Deep
                  02 Cake And Eggs
                  03 Hope Is Big
                  04 Mr. Cigarette

                  SIDE F
                  01 Make Believe
                  02 Now It's Your Turn
                  03 Divine Providence

                  Ezra Collective

                  Where I'm Meant To Be

                    Ezra Collective’s new era, a venture in discovered maturity and raised stakes, will be defined by the anticipated second album.

                    'Where I’m Meant To Be' is a thumping celebration of life, an affirming elevation in the Ezra Collective’s winding hybrid sound and refined collective character. The songs marry cool confidence with bright energy. Full of call-and-response conversations between their ensemble parts, a natural product of years improvising together on-stage, the album - which also features Sampa The Great, Kojey Radical, Emile Sandé, Steve McQueen, and Nao - will light up sweaty dance floors and soundtrack dinner parties in equal measure.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Laura says: Infusing afrobeat, funk, dub and hip hop into their jazz foundation, Ezra Collective bring the party once again. They’ve thrown in a little Latin flavour and a whole heap of guest musicians this time around too. Where I’m Meant To Be is a shot of pure feel good energy and you can’t fail to be swept up in their positive vibrations. Sooooo good!

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Life Goes On (feat. Sampa The Great)
                    2. Victory Dance
                    3. No Confusion (feat. Kojey Radical)
                    4. Welcome To My World
                    5. Togetherness
                    6. Ego Killah
                    7. Smile
                    8. Live Strong
                    9. Siesta (feat. Emeli Sandé)
                    10. Words By Steve
                    11. Belonging
                    12. Never The Same Again
                    13. Words By TJ
                    14. Love In Outer Space (feat. Nao)

                    Beth Orton

                    Weather Alive

                      “Through the writing of these songs and the making of this music, I found my way back to the world around me – a way to reach nature and the people I love and care about. This record is a sensory exploration that allowed for a connection to a consciousness that I was searching for. Through the resonance of sound and a beaten up old piano I bought in Camden Market while living in a city I had no intention of staying in, I found acceptance and a way of healing.” - Beth Orton

                      Many musicians turn inward when the world around them seems chaotic and unreliable. Reframing one’s perception of self can often reveal new personal truths both uncomfortable and profound, and for Beth Orton, music re-emerged in the past several years as a tethering force even when her own life felt more tumultuous than ever. Indeed, the foundations of the songs on Orton’s stunning new album, Weather Alive, are nothing more than her voice and a “cheap, crappy” upright piano installed in a shed in her garden, conjuring a deeply meditative atmosphere that remains long after the final note has evaporated.

                      “I am known as a collaborator and I’m very good at it. I’m very open to it. Sometimes, I’ve been obscured by it,” says Orton, who rose to prominence through ‘90s-era collaborations with William Orbit, Red Snapper and The Chemical Brothers before striking out on her own with a series of acclaimed, award-winning solo releases. “I think what’s happened with this record is that through being cornered by life, I got to reveal myself to myself and to collaborate with myself, actually.”

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Weather Alive
                      2. Friday Night
                      3. Fractals
                      4. Haunted Satellite
                      5. Forever Young
                      6. Lonely
                      7. Arms Around A Memory
                      8. Unwritten

                      The Black Angels

                      Wilderness Of Mirrors

                        The best music reflects a wide-screen view of the world back at us, helping distill the universal into something far more personal. Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock that does exactly that, which is one of many reasons why the group’s new album, Wilderness of Mirrors, feels so aptly named. In the five years since the band’s prior album, Death Song, and the two-plus years spent working on Wilderness of Mirrors, pandemics, political tumult and the ongoing devastation of the environment have provided ample fodder for the Black Angels’ signature sonic approach.

                        Wilderness of Mirrors expertly refines the Black Angels’ psychedelic rock attack alongside a host of intriguing sounds and textures. There are classic blasts of fuzzed-out guitars meant to simultaneously perk up the ears and jumpstart the mind, alongside melancholy, acoustic guitar-driven newfound experiments. Mellotron, strings, and other keyboards also play a more prominent role on Wilderness of Mirrors than ever before.

                        Even amidst these new experimentations, The Black Angels remain masterfully true to psych-rock forebears such as Syd Barrett, Roky Erickson, Arthur Lee and the members of the Velvet Underground, all of whom are namechecked on album highlight “The River.” “The Velvet Underground song ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ – that’s what every Black Angels album has been about,” says vocalist/bassist Alex Maas. “You can’t work out your struggles unless you bring them to the forefront and think about them. If we can all think about them, maybe we can help save ourselves.”

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1 Without A Trace
                        2 History Of The Future
                        3 Empires Falling
                        4 El Jardín
                        5 La Pared (Govt. Wall Blues)
                        6 Firefly
                        7 Make It Known
                        8 The River
                        9 Wilderness Of Mirrors
                        10 Here & Now
                        11 100 Flowers Of Paracusia
                        12 A Walk On The Outside
                        13 Vermillion Eyes
                        14 Icon
                        15 Suffocation

                        Fela Kuti

                        Roforofo Fight - 50th Anniversary Edition

                          By 1972, when Music of Fela: Roforofo Fight was originally released (on two vinyl albums, Music of Fela Volume One and Volume Two), Fela was becoming one of the most avidly followed musicians in West Africa. His audience came from among the region's urban poor, the "sufferheads" living in the shanty towns around the major cities, along with growing numbers of students and political dissenters. Fela championed, and sang about the problems of, oppressed and exploited people and denounced the ruling elites lording it over them, with their seemingly endemic corruption and their ready use of violence to crush dissent. Because he generally sang in Broken English rather than Yoruba, and adopted an increasingly pan-Africanist outlook, his message resonated throughout Anglophone Africa.

                          The 50th-anniversary reissue of Roforofo Fight is pressed on double yellow & green vinyl. Side D features singles "Shenshema" and "Ariya" on vinyl for the first time. The two tracks were originally released as a 7" single in 1972 and later featured in the CD reissue of "Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles".

                          TRACK LISTING

                          SIDE A:
                          1. Roforofo Fight

                          SIDE B:
                          1. Go Slow

                          SIDE C:
                          1. Question Jam Answer
                          2. Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am

                          SIDE D:
                          1. Shenshema
                          2. Ariya

                          Léa Sen

                          You Of Now Pt. 1

                            Open-eared and open-hearted: these are the watchwords of Léa Sen’s music. At just 22 years old, the London-based singer, songwriter and producer has established herself as one of the capital’s most in-demand talents, meandering between gossamer vocal features for Joy Orbison to solowork that references everything from Bon Iver’s electronic timbre and folk guitars to Sampha’s impressionistic lyricism.

                            Now Sen arrives with her most comprehensive statementto date - her debut EP, ‘You Of Now’. The five-track collection presents the self-assured maturity of an artist twice her age, with all tracks written, produced and mixed by Sen - still a rarity in a male dominated industry.

                            “People assume that if you're a woman, you’re just a singer, whereas I do so much more,” she says. “I’m not going to make myself feel insecure though - I’m going to be comfortable expressing myself however I want.”

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Much To Lose
                            2. I Like Dis
                            3. With Or Without
                            4. Hyasynth
                            5. I Feel Like I'm Blue


                            Stay Proud Of Me

                              Stay Proud of Me is the debut album from LA-based Korean-American artist NoSo (real name, Abby Hwong). Their stage name is shorthand for North/South: a nod to their Korean heritage, and the inane origin question ("Which Korea are you from?") that so many Korean Americans inevitably face at some point in their lives. Across 10 tracks, NoSo indirectly grapples with the insecurities and frustrations that can arise from the Asian American experience, with the end result feeling like a balm for the alienated. Stay Proud of Me offers a deeply earnest coming-of-age story, a nuanced introduction to NoSo’s universe and Hwong’s rapidly expanding musical abilities. The marriage of their lyrics and captivating guitar performance feels magical, as if NoSo can open up portals to fantastic new realms, guided by an emotional honesty that breaks you down in one moment and fills you with joy in the next.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Barry says: A beautiful collection of warm instrumentals and hazy percussion topped with Hwong's evocative vocals. Though the pieces often begin minimally, It ends up somewhere near the post-rock indebted orchestral fare of Daughter and the hypnotic electronic soundscapes of Jon Hopkins or modern 80's influenced synthpop.

                              Chubby And The Gang

                              Labour Of Love

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1 Who Loves Ya (Coup D'état)
                                B1 Twice Shy
                                B2 Ain't There No One?

                                Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Body Meat, aka Christopher Taylor, presents his new EP, ‘Year of the Orc’. These songs are a celebration of himself and other outsiders breaking the mould.

                                “The EP title is about having acceptance in myself,” Taylor explains. “I’m an orc, I’ve never been very popular, I don’t have a specific aesthetic or genre or anything. I’m cool with laying low and creating and I surround myself with people who believe the same thing. It’s me and my orcs taking over!”

                                Written and recorded in his apartment in Philadelphia, ‘Year of the Orc’ will, for many, be an introduction to an artist who stretches, re-configures and defies genre in a way that plays with atypical rhythmic structure with a breathless fluidity.

                                Taylor cites everything from “getting back into Boyz II Men” to the dense, glottal production of Jlin as touchstones while writing, and that deft balance of thick percussive undergrowth with hyperpop smarts is immediately apparent.

                                “Sifting through the wreckage of genre touchstones, Body Meat uses the musical language of right now to point toward possible futures.” - Pitchfork

                                “No two pummelling blips of Christopher Taylor’s sound alike” - The FADER

                                TRACK LISTING

                                This Is Something
                                My Brother Orchestral
                                Stand By



                                  Idles return with their new album “Crawler” – an album of reflection and healing amid a worldwide pandemic that stretched the planet’s collective mental and physical health to the breaking point.

                                  Frontman Joe Talbot says, “We want people who’ve gone through trauma, heartbreak, and loss to feel like they’re not alone, and also how it is possible to reclaim joy from those experiences.” IDLES albums have always been anchored by these overarching themes, but the ability of the band to juxtapose beauty and rage with humor and drama has never felt more satisfying than on “CRAWLER.”

                                  These stories are vividly brought to life through IDLES’ most soul-stirring music to date, recorded with co-producers Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs) and IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen. There are, of course, numerous moments that will inspire absolute mayhem in a packed concert venue, but there are also fresh textures and experiments that push IDLES into thrilling new territory. “I don't really see us as a ‘rock band’ and working with Kenny [Beats] freed us of the idea of genre,” Talbot enthuses. “On this album, our dissolution of ego was helped by Kenny’s humble nature and willingness to learn. He has boundless passion for making the best song possible. Not the best ‘rock’ song — the best song possible.” He continues, “It was writing selfishly that helped make it possible. Reflecting. Telling my own story. Not trying to tell everyone else's story. Not trying to fix the world — just talking about how I am fixing mine.”

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  MTT 420 RR
                                  The Wheel
                                  When The Lights Come On
                                  Car Crash
                                  The New Sensation
                                  Stockholm Syndrome
                                  The Beachland Ballroom
                                  King Snake
                                  The End

                                  Chubby And The Gang

                                  The Mutt's Nuts

                                    West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang are balanced by two energies – a casual “fuck it” on one side, an active “fuck off” on the other. For every moment of punk imperfection, there’s an intricate flurry of detail. For every enraged statement about modern life as war, there’s a lyric like “Hello heartbreak, my old friend” that catches you off guard. Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene (ft. The Chisel, Big Cheese and more), Chubby and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalised.

                                    Fronted by Charlie Manning Walker (aka Chubby Charles) and backed by Tom ‘Razor’ Hardwick, Meg Brooks Mills, Ethan Stahl and Joe McMahon (aka the Gang), the band tell stories of modern London.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Barry says: Chubby And The Gang manage to weave together a scathing, 90's pop-punk aesthetic with 50's rock and roll via doo-wop and hardcore. It's a baffling and HIGHLY effective combination, and one that I couldn't imagine anyone else pulling off except these lot. It's superb, a well accomplished and brilliantly listenable treat.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1 The Mutt’s Nuts
                                    2 It’s Me Who’ll Pay
                                    3 Coming Up Tough
                                    4 On The Meter
                                    5 Beat That Drum
                                    6 Pressure
                                    7 Take Me Home To London
                                    8 Life On The Bayou
                                    9 White Rags
                                    10 Overachiever
                                    11 Someone's Gunna Die
                                    12 Getting Beat Again (Eppu Normaali)
                                    13 Life’s Lemons
                                    14 Lightning Don’t Strike Twice
                                    15 I Hate The Radio

                                    Hildegard is the new project from experimental singer-songwriter Helena Deland and multi-instrumentalist and producer Ouri. On Hildegard's self-titled debut, eight tracks fuse together into a sonic sphere balancing acoustic and electronic sensitivities. The meeting place sounds something like dusk or dawn, and finds freedom in sensuality and hysteria, duality and multiplicity. Hildegard is first release from the brand new label section1.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Jour 1
                                    2. Jour 2
                                    3. Jour 3
                                    4. Jour 4
                                    5. Jour 5
                                    6. Jour 6
                                    7. Jour 7
                                    8. Jour 8

                                    Chubby And The Gang

                                    Lightning Don't Strike Twice / Life's Lemons

                                      Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene (featuring The Chisel, Big Cheese and more), West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalised.

                                      Through sheer force of strength, their 2020 debut album ‘Speed Kills’ pummelled its way out of the local hardcore scene and across the Atlantic, where it was met with a landslide of critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.

                                      Available to independent retailers, this double A-side 7” contains ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’ and ‘Life’s Lemons’ and is released via Partisan Records (IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Fela Kuti). Both tracks will appear on the band’s highly anticipated second LP due out later this year.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Lightning Don’t Strike Twice
                                      Life’s Lemons

                                      Chubby & The Gang

                                      Speed Kills

                                        At the start of 2020 several US publications began running glowing reviews of ‘Speed Kills’, the breakneck debut album from Chubby & the Gang, a West London punk troupe comprised of members of various bands associated with The New Wave of British Hardcore, among them Violent Reaction, Abolition, Big Cheese and more. At the time, the band - helmed by local electrician Charlie Manning - had developed a cult following in the UK, largely rooted in the cross-pollinating nature of the punk scene, select shows including dates with Sheer Mag and an impending, last minute US run with Royal Hounds.

                                        ‘Speed Kills’, produced by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up, would go on to be called “the best punk-pop LP in recent memory” by Paste Magazine, a debut that “comes alive with liberating energy” in an 8.0 review from Pitchfork and full of “massive barroom gang choruses, power chords at breakneck tempos, rock spelled R-A-W-K and visceral gratification” as Stereogum put it. Impressive going for a band at the time with no publicist, no big budget label backing and no industry clout per se, beyond increasingly fervent underground support.

                                        Following the quietly blossoming success of ‘Speed Kills’ earlier this year, Chubby & the Gang now find a new home on Partisan Records (IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling, Fela Kuti) who reissue the album in remastered form with the unreleased cut ‘Union Dues’ included to boot and with new music on the horizon.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Chubby And The Gang Rule OK?
                                        Pariah Radio
                                        All Along The Uxbridge Road
                                        Speed Kills
                                        Can’t Tell Me Nothing 
                                        Trouble (You Were Always On My Mind)
                                        The Rise And Fall Of The Gang
                                        Hold Your Breath
                                        Bruce Grove Bullies
                                        Blue Ain’t My Colour
                                        Grenfell Forever
                                        Union Dues


                                        Live In Amsterdam

                                          Niger-born Tuareg guitar virtuoso Bombino releases his firstever live album as a solo artist. Recorded in November of 2019 while Bombino and his band were touring behind his acclaimed latest studio album ‘Deran’, ‘Live In Amsterdam’ showcases Bombino’s rich musical palette, as he and his internationally renowned band seamlessly blend folk, rock, blues, funk and, most uniquely, the ‘Tuareggae’ subgenre which Bombino and his band pioneered. In addition to his regular band, this performance features special guests and Bombino’s cousins, Nigerian singer/actress Toulou Kiki as well as Anana Harouna of Kel Assouf.

                                          ‘Live In Amsterdam’ follows his 2018 release ‘Deran’, which earned Bombino career-best reviews, including a major New York Times profile, features with All Things Considered, NPR Music, Billboard and more. Noisey went as far as to declare him “World’s Best Guitarist™.” The album also received a Grammy nod for Best World Music Album, making Bombino the first-ever artist from Niger to receive a Grammy nomination.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Iyat Na Hay
                                          Azamane Tiliade
                                          Tar Hani
                                          Ahoulaguine Akaline
                                          Chet Boughassa


                                          Ordinary Boy: The Remixes (Floating Points / Zero 7/ FaltyDL / Crate Classics / Leifur James)

                                          Following the release of their highly acclaimed new album ‘Sister’ in March 2020, Ultraísta have announce a remix package featuring the talents of Floating Points, FaltyDL, Zero 7, Crate Classics and Leifur James. Ultraísta are formed by Grammy-winning producer/engineer/musician Nigel Godrich, best known for his two decades helming Radiohead’s groundbreaking studio output; celebrated drummer Joey Waronker, who’s toured and recorded with everyone from R.E.M. and Beck to Roger Waters and Elliott Smith; and singer Laura Bettinson, an acclaimed solo artist whose work combines synthdriven electropop and dreamy vocal looping.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Ordinary Boy (Floating Points Remix)
                                          Ordinary Boy (FaltyDL Remix)
                                          Ordinary Boy (Zero 7 Remix)
                                          Ordinary Boy (Crate Classics Remix)
                                          Ordinary Boy (Leifur James Remix)

                                          Following Brutalism (2017) and Joy as an Act of Resistance (2018), two releases that garnered global critical acclaim, IDLES return with their highly anticipated third album – Ultra Mono. Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record (including production contribution from Kenny Beats), the album doubles down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. This is momentary acceptance of the self. This is Ultra Mono.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Darryl says: Including guest performances from David Yow, Jenny Beth, and Warren Ellis, their third album is an exhilarating punk tour-de-force. Bludgeoning drums, pummelling bass and searing guitars combine with wry social commentary for their most assured album to date.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. War
                                          2. Grounds
                                          3. Mr. Motivator
                                          4. Anxiety
                                          5. Kill Them With Kindness
                                          6. Model Village
                                          7. Ne Touche Pas Moi
                                          8. Carcinogenic
                                          9. Reigns
                                          10. The Lover
                                          11. A Hymn
                                          12. Danke

                                          Molly Sarlé

                                          Karaoke Angel

                                            From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods - Molly Sarlé (one third of Mountain Man) brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks and conjuring the spirit world. West Coast incantations with a warm, Appalachian glow.

                                            The work on ‘Karaoke Angel’ began in a trailer on a the pacific coast and continued with stints in Los Angeles and Durham, NC. Recorded in a church-turned-recording studio in Woodstock, NY with production by Sam Evian, a minimal but carefully assembled palette of guitar, bass and percussion form the foundation; an orchestra of unrecognizable atmospherics bounce off the high ceilings - but Molly’s delicate, expressive voice is always at the centre.

                                            For fans of Laura Marling, Lucy Dacus, Wye Oak, Big Thief, Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Molly Burch, Jessica Pratt, Julia Holter, Joni Mitchell, Weyes Blood, Tiny Ruins, Aldous Harding, Cate Le Bon.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            This Close
                                            Karaoke Angel
                                            Almost Free
                                            Faith For Doubt
                                            Passenger Side

                                            Craig Finn

                                            I Need A New War

                                              Craig Finn is best known as the frontman of The Hold Steady but he is also a skilled songwriter in his own right. ‘I Need A New War’ is the third album in a trilogy (following 2015’s ‘Faith In The Future’ and 2017’s ‘We All Want The Same Things’). The album focuses on regular people trying to respond to extraordinary times, attempting to find connection while wondering how to keep pace with a world moving faster than they are. It solidifies Craig as one of today’s most important storytellers, among the ranks of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Magic Marker
                                              A Bathtub In The Kitchen
                                              Grant At Galena
                                              Something To Hope For
                                              Carmen Isn’t Coming In
                                              Her With The Blues
                                              Anne Marie & Shane

                                              After a handful of singles (all of are included here), one of the most talked about new bands of the last 12 months finally release their debut album. Their visceral pop has drawn comparisons to Idles amongst others, but what really stands out and sets them apart is their roots. Straight from the off, there is no doubt where they’re from; Irish through and through. Their hometown of Dublin is a constant reference point throughout from it’s literary past to modern day life in the city. Considering the band have only actually been a band for three years, this is a remarkably assured debut that’s hard to ignore.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Andy says: One of the year's most eagerly awaited albums did not disappoint when it arrived in April. A punk/post punk rock'n'roll band who actually sing about stuff, this record hits with the power of an early Smiths, Arctic Monkeys or even Oasis (more in attitude than anything else). It's like a poem to Dublin, getting out as much as revelling in, and singer Grian Chatten is the most authentic frontman we've heard in a long time.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1 Big
                                              2 Sha Sha Sha
                                              3 Too Real
                                              4 Television Screens
                                              5 Hurricane Laughter
                                              6 Roy's Tune
                                              7 The Lotts
                                              8 Chequeless Reckless
                                              9 Liberty Belle
                                              10 Boys In The Better Land
                                              11 Dublin City Sky

                                              Deer Tick


                                                Mayonnaise is a compilation album and companion piece to Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. On Mayonnaise, you will find alternate versions of songs from Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 that we feel have their own merit and we wanted to share them with our fans. To add to this collection, we decided to record some of the cover songs that Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 inspired us to play along the Twice Is Nice Tour. We had such a good time playing these covers live that it felt appropriate to document them here. And, last, if we are going into the studio, why not write a few new songs, record them, give the fans something new and round this whole album out? So, here you go, this is Mayonnaise. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Spirals
                                                2. Limp Right Back (Alternate Version)
                                                3. White City (The Pogues Cover)
                                                4. Old Lady
                                                5. Run Of The Mill (George Harrison Cover)
                                                6. Strange, Awful Feeling
                                                7. End Of The World (Alternate Version)
                                                8. Hey! Yeah!
                                                9. Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground Cover)
                                                10. Memphis Chair
                                                11. Too Sensitive For This World (Ben Vaughn Cover)

                                                Bonus 7"
                                                12. Doomed From The Start (Alternate Version)
                                                13. Cocktail (feat. Spencer Cullum Jr. Of Steelism)

                                                Bristol, UK 5-piece Idles (aka “the UK's best punk band" - The Guardian) release their sophomore LP - ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ 

                                                Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality - all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Colossus
                                                2. Never Fight A Man With A Perm
                                                3. I’m Scum
                                                4. Danny Nedelko
                                                5. Love Song
                                                6. June
                                                7. Samaritans
                                                8. Television
                                                9. Great
                                                10. Gram Rock
                                                11. Cry To Me
                                                12. Rottweiler

                                                Cigarettes After Sex


                                                  The acclaimed early single from 2017’s breakout indie act, Cigarettes After Sex, available for the first time in physical format of any kind.

                                                  Includes as B side the cult favourite REO Speedwagon cover, ‘Keep On Loving You’.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Andy says: Two tracks not on the album. The weepie AOR cover sounds like one of their own, whilst "Affection" is near perfection.

                                                  Violents And Monica Martin

                                                  Awake And Pretty Much Sober

                                                  ‘Awake And Pretty Much Sober’ is the debut full-length album from multi-instrumentalist and producer Jeremy Larson - AKA Violents - and vocalist Monica Martin (of PHOX).

                                                  Colourful, effervescent, honest and emotive, the record turns the traditional duets album on its head, offering up its own version of electronic-influenced pop music along the way.

                                                  Stacked with string arrangements, electronic samples, pop melodies, bursts of piano, layers of vocal harmonies and blasts of brass, their collaboration bridges the gap between two musicians from different ends of the musical spectrum.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Awake And Pretty Much Sober
                                                  Line Lie
                                                  How It Left
                                                  Second Class
                                                  Equal Powers
                                                  It Won’t Stop

                                                  The Black Angels

                                                  Death Song

                                                    Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music on ‘Death Song’ serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease. “Currency,” a strong contender for the heaviest song the band has ever put to wax, meditates on the governing role the monetary system plays in our lives, while slow-building psychedelic earworm “Half Believing” questions the nature and confusing realities of devotion.

                                                    Recorded between Seattle and Austin, ‘Death Song’ features production from Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins). The 11-track collection offers a sharply honed elaboration on their signature sound - menacing fuzz guitar and cutting wordplay, steeped in a murky hallucinatory dream.

                                                    The band will tour extensively behind ‘Death Song’, including a headline set at one of the first-ever shows at new NYC venue Brooklyn Steel on May 2nd. Full itinerary below for “The Death March Tour”, which begins in Nashville. The band will be supported by A Place to Bury Strangers.

                                                    Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock, and the New York Times has said they “play psychedelic rock as if the 1960s never ended, and they are absolute masters of it”. The band has toured with Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Keys + more, and played festivals such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Primavera, Coachella and Bonnaroo. Two of the band members co-founded Levitation Festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest) in 2008, which has since grown into one of the best-reviewed and expertly-curated festivals in the country (returning in 2018).

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Barry says: Twisting psychedelic passages, heavy wig-outs and tripped-out percussion. Brilliantly sedate in parts, only to soar into a mind-bending sunny haze of reverbed vocals and astral delay. Taking influence from all over the psychedelic spectrum, with throbbing single-note guitar lines meeting rolling, pulsing bass distortion and pitch-shifted screaming guitar.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Currency
                                                    2. I’d Kill For Her
                                                    3. Half Believing
                                                    4. Comanche Moon
                                                    5. Hunt Me Down
                                                    6. Grab As Much (As You Can)
                                                    7. Estimate
                                                    8. I Dreamt
                                                    9. Medicine
                                                    10. Death March
                                                    11. Life Song

                                                    Flock Of Dimes

                                                    If You See Me, Say Yes

                                                      Flock Of Dimes is Jenn Wasner. Wasner is one half of Wye Oak as well as Dungeonesse.

                                                      Across all of her projects Jenn balances experimentation with craft, unafraid to be vulnerable - from 10+ years co-creating the novel, guitar-driven Wye Oak repertoire to purposefully putting out several two-at-a-time 7”s as Flock Of Dimes or exploring electronic textures as Dungeonesse.

                                                      Wasner wrote, performed and self-produced the record, with help from frequent collaborators Mickey Freeland in Baltimore and Aaron Roche in NYC. It was mixed in Dallas by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen).

                                                      “‘Semaphore’ is a song for people who make better art than they do small talk. In spite of all of the chaos behind the song, though, its sound feels comforting and triumphant. Through each verse, Wasner gets stronger.” - NPR

                                                      Dilly Dally


                                                        Partisan Records are extremely excited to release ‘Sore’, the debut album by Canadian newcomers Dilly Dally.

                                                        Self taught guitarists Katie Monks and ? Liz Ball developed a sister?like bond in high school. Their shared love of influences such as Nirvana and The Pixies served as common ground to start their own band.

                                                        ‘Sore’ is both heavy and melodic, with pop sensibilities that shine through the noise.

                                                        Dilly Dally sweep the listener along into a screaming psyche as Monks’ coarse holler slides in cadence and scale.

                                                        The production by Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Greys) and Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, Dusted) further strengthens the band’s debut work.

                                                        CD and vinyl formats include a fold out poster.

                                                        Craig Finn

                                                        Faith In The Future

                                                          Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) will release his new solo album 'Faith in the Future' through Partisan Records on 11th September. Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cosy, rustic confines of Woodstock's The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realise what will be a defining moment in his career.

                                                          At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, 'Faith in the Future' is Finn's most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son
                                                          Roman Guitars
                                                          Newmyer’s Roof
                                                          Sarah, Calling From A Hotel
                                                          Going To A Show
                                                          Sandra From Scranton
                                                          Saint Peter Upside Down
                                                          Trapper Avenue
                                                          I Was Doing Fine (Then A Few People Died)

                                                          Deer Tick

                                                          Eel Bowel

                                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                            While Deer Tick have been rightfully hailed for their raucous rave-ups, their last album ‘Negativity’ placed considerable focus on the band’s nuanced and tender side.

                                                            At once heart-breaking, fist-pumping, and indeed, life-affirming, ‘Negativity’ stood as a genuine high water mark for Deer Tick – a defining collection from a band driven by an undying faith in rock‘n’roll’s evergreen power of redemption and transcendence.

                                                            The band now present this collectible 7” exclusively edited for RSD with previously unreleased B-sides of those recordings.

                                                            Comes in 4c sleeve and polybag.

                                                            Includes download card.

                                                            Limited to 300 copies for the UK and Ireland.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Bus Stop

                                                            Ages And Ages first came together in 2009 thanks to Portland’s ever-fertile music community. An ardent audience surfaced for their US debut, ‘Alright You Restless’, including committed cohort Barack Obama, who added (without permission, mind) the album’s ‘No Nostalgia’ on his 2012 campaign playlist.

                                                            Ages And Ages spent much of the subsequent two years in wilful isolation following a barrage of unhappy events that befell some of the band members. As a result, they have composed an emotive and emotional song set that sees a band wrestling with many of the contradictions and confusion that life has to offer.

                                                            Fraught with heartfelt drama, celebratory spirit, and sonic ingenuity, ‘Divisionary’ shows a band torn and frayed but optimistic, empowered and transcendent in spite of their turmoil and trials.

                                                            Ages And Ages recently played their first ever European dates, including gigs in Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Brussels and Haldern, preceding the band’s scheduled shows at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, with more festivals expected in summer 2014.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Light Goes Out
                                                            I See More
                                                            No Pressure
                                                            Big Idea
                                                            The Weight Below
                                                            Over It
                                                            Our Demons
                                                            Ante Up
                                                            Calamity Is Overrated
                                                            These Ravines
                                                            Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)



                                                              Eagulls have become synonymous with a discontented, disillusioned kind of anger, moulded into bullets of post punk that’s rife with urgency and aggression.

                                                              Following the success of the first single ‘Nerve Endings’, whose obscure video awarded them a nomination at the NME Awards for Best Video, the excellent sophomore double A side single ‘Tough Luck’ / ‘Opaque’ and more recently the release of ‘Possessed’, which they recently performed on David Letterman, the Leeds punk quintet prepare to release their debut album.

                                                              “The punk soundtrack for a generation who know there’s still no future” - NME

                                                              “Eagulls are keeping the post-punk dream alive” - Mojo

                                                              “A dark, post-punk racket with echoes of The Stranglers” - The Times


                                                              The High Frontier

                                                                Between the vast expanses and disparate extremes of space lies ‘The High Frontier’, a term coined by Gerard K O’Neil in his illustrated 1976 book depicting human colonization of space.

                                                                On their new album, released on the Partisan label, Oakland’s Lumerians thrust forward with Krautrock inspired exploration, Afrobeat’s ritualistic rhythms, post-punk guitar noise and cracked-glacé synth lines culled from perverse 1970s sci-fi soundtracks.

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