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Arab Strap

As Days Get Dark

    “It's about hopelessness and darkness,” says Aidan Moffat. “But in a fun way.” The Arab Strap frontman is speaking about the band’s 7th studio album and their first since 2005’s The Last Romance. The band's exciting return saw the much lauded "The Turning of Our Bones" single achieve Record of the Week on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 2 show and hit the B-list at BB6Music. The new album will appeal to longtime fans and pick up new ones who weren't ready for Arab Strap first time round!

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Indies Exclusive LP Info: Indies exclusive LP is a special pressing two tone colour single standard weight vinyl.
    Also contains postcard with MP3 download code.

    LP Info: Contains postcard with MP3 download code.

    Mogwai

    As The Love Continues - Signed Art Print Edition

      Preorder the album to be in with a chance of winning a signed test pressing. NPN. 

      The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (Mogwai, Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips) and features guests Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails) and Colin Stetson (saxophonist who has collaborated with Bon Ivor, Arcade Fire). Recorded at Vada Studios, England by Tony Doogan (Grey Dogs, Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian) with Fridmann in full remote control from the US. 

      This new album will please old fans and gain new as it has something for everyone. Both transcendent and surprising, As The Love Continues shows that Mogwai are still offering solace from the mundane, supplying the soundtrack to whatever movie you are making in your head.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      2xColoured LP Info: Yellow vinyl edition.

      LP Box Set Info: The vinyl box set features: gatefold double standard weight red vinyl, gatefold CD, single standard weight black EP vinyl of 5 demo tracks, photo booklet, and download code in box.

      Mogwai

      As The Love Continues

        Preorder the album to be in with a chance of winning a signed test pressing. NPN. 

        The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (Mogwai, Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips) and features guests Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails) and Colin Stetson (saxophonist who has collaborated with Bon Ivor, Arcade Fire). Recorded at Vada Studios, England by Tony Doogan (Grey Dogs, Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian) with Fridmann in full remote control from the US. 

        This new album will please old fans and gain new as it has something for everyone. Both transcendent and surprising, As The Love Continues shows that Mogwai are still offering solace from the mundane, supplying the soundtrack to whatever movie you are making in your head.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xColoured LP Info: Yellow vinyl edition.

        LP Box Set Info: The vinyl box set features: gatefold double standard weight red vinyl, gatefold CD, single standard weight black EP vinyl of 5 demo tracks, photo booklet, and download code in box.

        CD Box Set Info: The CD box set features: gatefold CD, CD of 5 demo tracks, photo booklet in box.

        Arab Strap

        The Turning Of Our Bones

          ARAB STRAP return with a terrifying, toe-tapping tale of love and resurrection; an intoxicating incantation to break your heart … and scare your pants off!

          The 7” single features an exclusive b-side track that will only be available via this format.


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          7" includes MP3 Download Code.

          Grey Dogs

          Outlaw King - A Netflix Original Soundtrack (Love Record Stores Edition)

            OUTLAW KING is the soundtrack album from the intense Netflix medieval action drama ‘Outlaw King’, composed and performed by Grey Dogs with a host of Scotland’s musical talent.

            Grey Dogs is acclaimed producer Tony Doogan (Belle and Sebastian, Mogwai) and the film’s director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water, Starred Up). Mixing simple beautiful period music with moody atmospheres, plaintive soundscapes and high intensity action score, this is a journey through the misty glens, dark castles and bloody battlefields of Robert The Bruce’s Scotland (whom the film is based on) which somehow sounds both ancient and modern.

            Grey Dogs is an umbrella collective designed to pull in diverse talent for making film soundtracks and other sonic landscape work. Tony Doogan and David Mackenzie are the core and a variety of top musicians come in and out including violinist Greg Lawson (Grit Orchestra) Barry Burns (Mogwai), the Scottish Session Orchestra and sax genius Raymond MacDonald.

            For the end of the film, Tony and David decided to work with the wonderful Kathryn Joseph for her contemporary take on two folk classics - the tragic Land O’ The Leal and the rousing Scots Wha Hae (about Robert the Bruce and his army on the morning of the Battle of Bannockburn).


            The Twilight Sad

            Rats / Public Housing

              Capping off a remarkable year for the band The Twilight Sad return with a duo of new songs. 'Rats' and 'Public Housing' mark the band's first new material since the release of their much loved fifth album "It Won't Be Like This All The Time".

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              7" Info: Individually hand stencilled.

              Graeme JD Ronald

              Danielle

                Graeme JD Ronald releases Danielle, his first new music in five years, and the first to be released under his own name, since his band Remember Remember went on hiatus following their acclaimed 2014 album Forgetting The Present. The 12 track mini album is the soundtrack to the extraordinary documentary of the same name, directed by Gareth Warland, who was shortlisted for the Young Director Award at Cannes this year for his work  The film tells the story of 27 year-old Danielle MacGillvray and her six year-old son Peter, who live in the beautiful and stark landscapes of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The story of a mother, runner, horse rider and fire-fighter living with Multiple Sclerosis, Danielle is a short film about fighting to live your best life possible, despite the obstacles.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                10" LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                The Yummy Fur

                Piggy Wings

                  Beloved Scottish band, The Yummy Fur, are releasing a 14-track ‘best of’ album, Piggy Wings, on Glasgow's Rock Action Records. Singer / guitarist, John McKeown, fronted the band from their 1992 inception (scores of cartoon melodies under a minute long delivered at high velocity) until their demise in 1999. Along the way they recorded three albums: Night Club (1996), Male Shadow at Three O'Clock (1998) and Sexy World (1999). Firm favourites of John Peel, they recorded two sessions for the much revered DJ and regularly featured on his show.

                  Mogwai

                  Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997)

                    After the success of the limited edition coloured vinyl for 2018's Record Store Day, Mogwai's sell-out 1997 compilation album of singles, b-sides and rarities from 1996-1997 is getting a limited coloured repress. After this, it goes back to black!

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Coloured LP Info: Limited run of green heavyweight vinyl.

                    Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

                    Cut To Black

                      The story’s almost over. A year on from the release of their first album, Here Lies The Body – a busy 12 months in which there was a Christmas album, a live album, countless shows and sessions – they have decided it’s time to part ways.

                      The goodbye comes in song: the final release, the brand new single Cut To Black, which serves as an epilogue to Here Lies The Body. The 7” vinyl single, is released by Rock Action and features an exclusive b-side with download.

                      Sacred Paws

                      Run Around The Sun

                        Run Around The Sun is the follow-up to Strike A Match, Sacred Paws' SAY Award winning debut. It includes the previously shared ‘Brush Your Hair’, an infectiously fun listen. The album will appeal to fans of their previous work plus fans of Shopping, Girl Ray and Aldous Harding.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        says: In keeping with their superb LP from 2017, Sacred Paws have crafted a brilliantly nuanced but hugely listenable combination of jangling indie-pop, driven post-rock atmospherics and angular punky attitude. Completely brilliant, once again.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Coloured LP Info: Heavyweight green vinyl comes with a screen printed 12x12" insert signed by the band, while stocks last!

                        Rev Magnetic

                        Versus Universe

                          This is the debut album from Scottish quartet Rev Magnetic, who meld elements of R&B, shoegaze and post rock into their singular, blissfully spacial dream pop. Called ‘Versus Universe’, the album reflects a cosmos of transformative sound references ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Teebs, Lemmy-era Hawkwind to ABBA and Vaughan Williams to Stravinsky into its 11 otherworldly tracks. While touring the world as guest multi-instrumentalist with Mogwai, Luke (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Music A.M. Jomi Massage) used the downtime to sketch a bunch of songs. Once home, he recorded them with the help of Audrey Bizouerne ((Gift Horse) bass, Sam Leighton (drums) and Gregor Emond (guitar), who played with Luke in Hynd. 

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Coloured LP Info: Clear vinyl.

                          Rev Magnetic

                          Gloaming

                            Rock Action announce the first release on the label by Rev Magnetic.

                            Combining elements of dream pop, R&B, shoegaze and post rock, Rev Magnetic revolves around the core of musician and author Luke Sutherland, a long-time Mogwai collaborator on stage and on record. 

                            ‘Gloaming’, with its celestial tale of disappearing love, provides a snapshot of the band’s forthcoming debut album which, with a cosmos of transformative sound references ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Teebs, Lemmy-era Hawkwind to ABBA and Vaughan Williams to Stravinsky, is due for release later in the year.

                            'Future Ruins' presents a band moving with real time and real life vitality, showcasing new tricks alongside classic hallmarks. It exhibits Swervedriver’s fabled widescreen escapism, but with a tension that echoes the sleeve image of Coney Island in skeletal monochrome, like a post mortem photograph of a failed utopia. 

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            says: Swervedriver do it once again, their shimmering dytopian drone meeting headfirst with beautiful shoegaze aesthetics and hefty songwriting prowess to craft an absorbing and enthralling listen.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive heavyweight red vinyl.

                            Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                            The Twilight Sad

                            It Won't Be Like This All The Time

                              From their unassuming origins as a group of school friends drawn together by a shared passion for music to the global touring force (supporting The Cure and Editors at arenas and stadiums), they have quietly become, The Twilight Sad’s ascent has been forged the old way with grit, graft and four exceptional studio albums. Now signed to Mogwai’s Rock Action Records, the bands fifth album does not disappoint and will certainly not disappoint fans of their previous works. It will also appeal to fans of The Cure, Frighten Rabbits, The National, Interpol and Editors.

                              Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

                              Ghost Stories For Christmas

                                It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And in the old tradition, Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert invite you to gather round the fire for Ghost Stories for Christmas.

                                The album began with an idea for a song – forthcoming single A Ghost Story for Christmas. Originally intended as a one-off, seasonal release, it proved such fun to write that soon they had enough songs for an EP. “Then, on a nice, sunny, summer morning, I phoned Hubby and suggested we just do a whole album,” says Moffat. The album also features their cover of Yazoo’s synth classic Only You, already a popular number in their live set and the cover versions is topped off with a sombre rendition of Mud’s 1974 hit, Lonely This Christmas.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                says: There really is no way i'd rather listen to Christmas songs than with these two Scottish legends at the helm. Possibly a little more upbeat that the Low offering, but similarly brilliant, these are tenderly delivered and well-considered ballads for any time of year. Beautiful stuff.

                                Mogwai's first venture into the world of the feature film soundtracks is for the upcoming KIN (directed by the producers that bought you Stranger Things and Arrival, Jonathan and Josh Baker and in cinemas 31st August 2018).

                                Expect classic mogwai tensions, twinkling synthesisers and tenderly interwoven guitar lines. Ambient washes spring forth from slowly building atmospherics and fall again into rumbles of activity. Yet another perfectly measured outing from the masters of post-rock. 

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                says: The first venture into the world of the feature film soundtracks from famously brilliant instrumental(ish) rockers Mogwai, bringing together both the brittle, minimalist atmospherics and earth-shaking euphoric rock they've become so known for. A beautiful counterpoint to ‘Atomic’s tentative (but equally beautiful) malaise.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Coloured LP Info: Limited edition heavyweight red vinyl LP.

                                Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                Kathryn Joseph releases her new album From When I Wake The Want Is, via Glasgow’s Rock Action Records. The follow up to 2015’s acclaimed debut Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled, which was named the Scottish Album of the Year, this album is a captivating set that documents both life’s traumas and their resolutions. Produced by Marcus Mackay, who also worked on her debut album, 'From When I Wake The Want Is' mixes new songs with material gathered over the past ten years to create an intimate and often devastating portrait of Joseph’s world.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                says: Echoing piano and dusty atmospheric washes with touches of jazzy percussion make for a beautifully mournful but immersive backdrop for Joseph's evocative vocal touches. A stunningly fragile but brilliantly immersive listen.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Coloured LP Info: Heavyweight clear vinyl.

                                Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                Aidan Moffat And RM Hubbert

                                Here Lies The Body

                                  Fans of all good music to come out of Scotland will be familiar with the name Aidan Moffat. A stalwart of Glasgow, one half of Arab Strap & Scottish Album of the Year winner among many other accolades joins fellow SAY Award winner and Chemikal Underground label mate RM Hubbert for this new album, this time out on Mogwai's Rock Action Records. The album features guest appearances from fellow Glaswegian Siobhan Wilson, who sings and plays cello (and who released her own There Are No Saints album last year to great acclaim); Louisville, Kentucky’s Rachel Grimes on piano; and veteran jazz saxophonist John Burgess.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  says: A new one from Moffat and Hubbert is never going to disappoint, but this one is thoroughly transcendent. Stunning folk flourishes, off-kilter syncopated rhythms and simmering,loungey woodwind. Stunner.

                                  Out Lines

                                  Conflats

                                    Out Lines is a project by singer / songwriter Kathryn Joseph (Scottish Album Of The Year winner 2015), The Twilight Sad’s James Graham and producer / songwriter / musician Marcus Mackay.

                                    This exciting body of work was inspired by conversations Kathryn and James had with people who use Platform: a groundbreaking multi-arts and community space in Easterhouse, an area in the east end of Glasgow.

                                    With James and Kathryn at the helm of translating the stories heard through their conversations with locals and Marcus steering the sound, this inspiring collection of songs is being released through Rock Action Records.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    says: Haunting dual-vocal lines, pulsing synths and hefty, echoing percussion make this a fascinating and enthralling journey through electronics, chamber-rock and swirled with a hint of folky drone. Beautifully constructed, and massively enjoyable.

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    LP Info: The LP is pressed on heavyweight vinyl with digital
                                    download code.

                                    Mogwai

                                    Party In The Dark

                                      This is the second track to be made available from Mogwai’s forthcoming ‘Every Country’s Sun’ album.

                                      ‘Party In The Dark’ combines a post punk blueprint with expansive space rock and has been described by Dazed as “a New Order-nodding melodic joy.”

                                      The band recently performed their new album in its entirety for the first time in a triumphant surprise show at this year’s Primavera Sound, Barcelona. In a live review, The Quietus wrote: “... the material bounds with purpose and spirit, depth and intelligence, quiet triumph and (particularly toward the end) emphatic weight, promising a record of cleverly-woven instrumentalism that slays and sates in remarkable unison.”

                                      ‘Eternal Panther’ is an exclusive new track.

                                      Mogwai

                                      Every Country's Sun - Box Set Edition

                                        Mogwai return with their 9th studio album which was recorded with renowned producer Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lip’s, Mogwai’s Come On Die Young and ROCK ACTION) at his Tarbox Road Studios in New York State.

                                        The box set contains CD, heavyweight double gatefold white vinyl, heavyweight 12” of album demos plus photographic prints by Antony Crook taken while the band were recording in January 2017. The 12” features 6 demos of tracks from the album. All vinyl formats include a download code.

                                        Every Country's Sun named after a friends lack of knowledge in how the universe works, takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria. It will definitely appeal to fans of the band and will gain many .new ones along the way. 



                                        Mogwai return with their 9th studio album which was recorded with renowned producer Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lip’s, Mogwai’s Come On Die Young and ROCK ACTION) at his Tarbox Road Studios in New York State.

                                        'Every Country's Sun' named after a friends lack of knowledge in how the universe works, takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria. It will definitely appeal to fans of the band and will gain many new ones along the way.

                                        Part Chimp

                                        IV

                                          With nods to boundary pushing artists from the 60s to the present - from MC5 and Sabbath, to Big Business, Earth and Harvey Milk - it’s clear Part Chimp are not content to simply be labelled as one of the UK’s loudest bands. In everything the band create, songcraft is as important as the volume at which is played. This has never been more true than on Iv.

                                          ‘Namekuji’ opens the proceedings with its crushing sludge, before erupting into the unforgiving riffs of second track ‘Mapoleon’. Elsewhere on the album ‘RoRo’ is an intoxicating exploration psychedelic stoner-punk while ‘The Saturn Superstition’ sounds like a lost anthem from Seattle’s 90s peak.
                                          We last heard from Part Chimp in 2009 with their third full-length Thriller. This followed two acclaimed studio albums, a live record, compilations and split singles and EPs alongside artists including Torche and Hey Colossus, sharing stages along with the way with the likes of Melvins, Deerhoof, Harvey Milk and Isis, as well as headlining last years Raw Power Festival.

                                          Sacred Paws

                                          Strike A Match

                                            Formed while members of pop noise group Golden Grrls, Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers release their debut album as Sacred Paws through Glasgow's Rock Action Records. The album features 10 short but very sweet infectious guitar pop tunes.

                                            For fans of The Raincoats, Sleater Kinney and Warpaint.

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            says: Lots of twanging guitar and two-part harmonies, swaying surf-guitar lines and beautifully intricate rhythmic melodies. Not twee enough to be twee, but melodic, addictive and brilliant.

                                            Xander Harris

                                            California Chrome

                                              Xander Harris, former sidekick to vampire slayer (and sometime fondler) Buffy has gotten out of the stake-wielding game and brought us his 6th album, this time on Mogwai's own Rock Action records. Very much a horror/library sort of affar (no doubt inspired by his illustrious past), comprising of silky-smooth synth sweeps, heavy on the low-pass and saturated to the high heavens. Tracks like 'The Eye In The Triangle' wouldn't sound out of place on a Pye Corner Audio album, meandering but without being too wispy to really make an impact. 'Predator State' is more along the cold-wave lines, lots of delay and swirling pads, ambient and harrowing. Arpeggios swirl in the background before slowly coming to the fore before the groove kicks in, understated but ridiculously effective. 'Buckle Bunny' is probably the most obvious dance number on the LP, with Krauty sequenced synths, 1-2-1-2 percussives and majestic melody lines. The whole album is a perfect example of restraint and melody, understated enough to really shine but with a melodic sensibility that really stands out. Brilliant from beginning to end. 

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              says: RIYL : Pye Corner Audio, Horror soundtracks, John Carpenter et al. Groovy but dusty synthetic soundscapes, grooving analogue percussives and shimmering arpeggios work together to make this a stunning and enthralling listen.

                                              The album is composed of reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to director Mark Cousin’s acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, which first aired on BBC Four last summer.

                                              Constructed entirely of archive film, Atomic is an impressionistic kaleidoscope of the horrors of our nuclear times - protest marches, Cold War sabre-rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima - but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how x-rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. Mogwai’s soundtrack encapsulates the nightmare of the nuclear age, but its dreamlike qualities too. It is the latest in the band’s series of impressive soundtracks and scores, following acclaimed albums Les Revenants (The Returned) and Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.

                                              Cousins says of Atomic, the film: “I’m a child of the nuclear age, and in my teens I had nightmares about the bomb. But physics was my favourite subject in school, and I nearly studied it at university. Learning about the atomic world excited me. It was like abstract Star Wars.”

                                              Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite says: “The Atomic soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we've taken on as a band. Ever since we went to Hiroshima to play and visited the peace park this has been a subject very close to us. The end results, both the film score and the record are pieces I'm extremely proud of.”

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              says: Continuing along the same route as their much heralded synthesiser-heavy 2014 album, Rave Tapes, comes Atomic. Though not strictly an album (it is of course, a soundtrack first and foremost), it is as emotive and moving as you would expect from a band as dab-handed at soundscaping as Mogwai are. Even from the very first piece, twinkling synths meet with triumphant GYBE-esque horns, over a slowly whirling background, this is not quite the most melodic track on the album, but serves as an unsettlingly pleasant introduction. Much like the subject matter investigated in the film, this album is full of emotional ups and downs. Optimistic and dark in equal measure but stunningly gorgeous throughout.

                                              says: Mogwai bring their soundscapes to another stunning score. This one is a experimental documentary that looks at the Hiroshima nuclear bomb and its legacy.
                                              The Scottish ensemble produce a soundtrack full of synthesizer bliss which finely balances the darkness and certain optimism that is reflected in this highly recommended documentary. If you enjoyed the Zidane soundtrack, this is for you.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Indies Exclusive LP Info: Orange translucent vinyl.

                                              Indies Exclusive LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                              Mogwai

                                              Central Belters

                                                Mogwai release a 20 year career spanning retrospective of album tracks, singles and rarities which includes tracks from their debut album to their recent Top 10 album ‘Rave Tapes’.

                                                To those new to the band or who have been introduced via their soundtrack work on Channel 4’s ‘Les Revenants’ this is a must own collection of some of the best and most well known of the band’s music, available as a fantastic 3CD set or 6LP box set.

                                                Physical formats include a 20 page booklet of photos that takes you through the band’s history and includes words from well known author and journalist Keith Cameron.

                                                The LPs in the box set are individually sleeved and pressed on heavyweight vinyl. Box set also includes digital download codes.

                                                This album marks the end of a year of celebrations which included two sell out nights at London’s Roundhouse in the Summer and a one hour special on BBC6 Music.

                                                Atheist's Cornea is the 6th studio album from Japanese hardcore band, Envy. At 43 minutes long this album shows Envy at their most progressive. One of the loudest bands in the world, Envy have influenced artists such as Thursday, Deafheaven, MONO, Touché Amoré and Mogwai who have signed them to their Rock Action label for UK & Europe.

                                                Errors

                                                Lease Of Life

                                                  ‘Lease Of Life’ is the follow up to Errors’ critically acclaimed 2012 album ‘Have Some Faith In Magic’. Formulated on the Hebridean Isle Of Jura - the location where George Orwell wrote ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and the place where The KLF are rumoured to have burned a million pounds - the new album is a bold work borne by the confidence and ambition of a band with the desire to combine the exploration of fresh soundworlds combined with their most accessible, immediate songwriting yet.

                                                  Incorporating featured vocalists Cecila Stamp and Bek Oliva, ‘Lease Of Life’ is also the band’s most cohesive album statement to date: a start-to-finish experience that’s bound by recurring constituents and accomplished craft.

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  2xLP Info: Heavyweight white vinyl.

                                                  Following the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Rave Tapes’ in January, Mogwai completed a worldwide tour with sell out shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall and festival performances headlining stages at Glastonbury and Latitude.

                                                  This mini album contains three new and previously unheard tracks stemming from the writing and recording sessions for their last studio album ‘Rave Tapes’.

                                                  The release also contains remixes of tracks from that album by Nils Frahm, Blanck Mass and Pye Corner Audio.

                                                  Main track ‘Teenage Exorcists’ sees the band break new ground with a thrilling 3½ minute take on alternative rock.

                                                  Remember Remember

                                                  Forgetting The Present

                                                    Brand new studio album from Remember Remember, following on from their Scottish Album Of The Year shortlisted ‘The Quickening’ (2011).

                                                    "Forgetting The Present shares all the essential DNA of its precursors; thick waves of emotive guitars, piano and synth are punctuated by lovely melodic through-lines and delicate trickles at the top end that, in their fragility, make the big sounds even bigger. But each element feels more in-synch than ever before, from the chilly, Tubular Bells-referencing flow of opener “Blabbermouth” to the final strains of echoing electronics on “Frozen Frenzy”, the distant but soothing lullaby that closes the album." - Best Of Line Fit.

                                                    Recorded in Glasgow at Castle Of Doom Studios by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, The Pastels, The Delgados, Super Furry Animals) and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Mogwai, Johnny Marr, Rudimental, Arcade Fire), ‘Forgetting The Present’ will be released on CD, heavy pressed gatefold double LP and digital download via Mogwai’s Rock Action Records label.

                                                    Mogwai

                                                    A Wrenched Virile Lore

                                                      Mogwai’s critically acclaimed ‘Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will’ album remixed.

                                                      Featuring contributions from artists as diverse as Cylob, Tim Hecker, Zombi and The Soft Moon.

                                                      Released through the band’s Rock Action Records imprint.

                                                      Errors

                                                      New Relics

                                                        Errors announce the release of a brand new 8- track mini-album, the new record, entitled ‘New Relics’, follows on from the critically acclaimed ‘Have Some Faith In Magic’, released earlier this year.

                                                        ‘New Relics’ was recorded by the 3 piece during the Spring of 2012 in their Glasgow studio and is released via Rock Action Records.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        says: A mesh of synthetic sound scapes and bizarre escapes into a new sound. An excellent release from Errors

                                                        The Scots post-rock legends follow up their 2010 CD/DVD live opus "Special Moves" with this, their seventh studio album and first since 2008's "The Hawk Is Howling". On this superbly titled effort the band continue to evolve, incorporating contemporary electronic touches into their trademark instrumental post-hardcore sound as they veer from the stately and elegiac to outright brute force. Includes the single "Mexican Grand Prix" and the track "Rano Pano", which was given away as a free download.

                                                        Mogwai’s seventh studio album was recorded with Paul Savage, with whom they last worked on 1997’s "Mogwai Young Team" debut.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        says: This is Mogwai on majestic top form, all the usual ingredients are here and they've added electronic touches and even vocals on a few tracks. A hugely impressive slab of sound.

                                                        Errors

                                                        Have Some Faith In Magic

                                                          After a brief but hugely-influential time away, Errors return with 'Have Some Faith In Magic', on Rock Action Records; their third album, it counts as far and away their greatest shift in sound yet, heralding in a sound of serenely cosmo-gazing sugar-tipped pop; previously hinted at with Spring single "Magna Encarta."

                                                          A group who emerged at the tale end of a period when anything purely-instrumental and guitar-based became lazily tagged "post-rock", Errors have now distanced themselves from that loose genre so much that any fleeting comparison to it is now completely redundant. 'Have Some Faith In Magic' is an LP of sprawling pop, with delicious hooks applied liberally across post-electro scatterings; a complete turn away from previously lauded albums.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          says: Stepping away from their instrumental "Post-rock" sound of previous albums, Errors hit us with a bright as a button electro-infused leftfield album. Epic and sprawling soundscapes scattered with pop hooks aplenty.

                                                          Mogwai

                                                          Earth Division EP

                                                            ‘Earth Division’ is the brand new mini album from Mogwai, following on from the band's critically acclaimed 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’ album.

                                                            The mini album features four brand new tracks recorded with Paul Savage.

                                                            'Earth Division' highlights a more subdued side of Mogwai, with three quietly plaintive piano and string infused tracks, plus the fuzz-drenched haze of "Drunk and Crazy".




                                                            Envy

                                                            A Dead Sinking Story

                                                              First UK release from this Japanese band. They create an intense fusion of ferocious, teeth-grinding, screaming hardcore and reflective ballads.


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