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Michelle

After Dinner We Talk Dreams

    Weaving in and out of R&B, 80’s synth pop, jazz and indie, NYC-based collective Michelle is refreshingly predominated by queer and POC members, showcasing a transformative era in pop music. The album announcement and new track follow a string of celebrated singles as well as their 2018 debut album Heatwave, which came together in just two-weeks and received praise from NME, The fader and more.

    TRACK LISTING

    Mess U Made
    Expiration Date
    Pose
    Syncopate
    No Signal (feat. Isa Reyes)
    Talking To Myself
    50/50
    Looking Glass
    End Of The World
    Fire Escape
    Hazards
    Layla In The Rocket
    Spaced Out, Phased Out
    My Friends

    First official release in nearly five years from the rapper, poet, and trailblazer Mykki Blanco, since their debut full-length "Mykki." Features special guests Blood Orange (Dev Hynes), Big Freedia, Kari Faux and is produced by FaltyDL.

    Opening with the groovy yet ethereal "Trust A Little Bit" - seared with soulful auto-tune and huge harmonies - we move into the anthemic boom-slap of "Summer Ride" which has vintage Outkast vibes beamed via a hologram of Justin Timberlake. It's clear that Blanco's hear is in big tunes that fill the room.

    Elsewhere we get drank-fueled, slo-mo RnB, cut with trap beats and rich with FaltyDL's glassy, refracted production aesthetic. Somehow perfectly bridging the gap between pop and RnB's hooky ephemera, gritty street rap and the overwhelming stimulus of bass music and future beats. There's some quirky, idiosyncratic skits that tie tracks together that really, you're only gonna dig if you follow the artist's whole social profile (that's followers grandad - Ed) but they do provide some light yet beautifully timed, and sometimes comedic relief between the attitude-riddled songs that pepper the album.

    Includes the 6Music A-listed single "Free Ride" co-produced with Hudson Mohawke.



    TRACK LISTING

    1. Trust A Little Bit (God Colony Version)
    2. Free Ride
    3. Summer Fling (feat. Kari Faux)
    4. It’s Not My Choice (feat. Blood Orange)
    5. Fuck Your Choices
    6. Love Me (feat. Jamila Woods And Jay Cue)
    7. Want From Me (feat. Bruno Ribeiro)
    8. Patriarchy Ain’t The End Of Me
    9. That’s Folks (feat. Big Freedia)

    Damon Albarn

    The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

      The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, the new studio album from Damon Albarn, is released by his new label home Transgressive Records.

      The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.

      Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”

      *send an email with Damon NPN in the subject for NPN option.

      TRACK LISTING

      The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
      The Cormorant
      Royal Morning Blue
      Combustion
      Daft Wader
      Darkness To Light
      Esja
      The Tower Of Montevideo
      Giraffe Trumpet Sea
      Polaris
      Particles

      Beverly Glenn-Copeland

      At Last! EP (RSD21 EDITION)

        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


        Released in 1980 on Beverly Glenn-Copeland's own label and featuring his long-time collaborator Doug Riley At Last! took it's name because it took so long for Glenn to get back in the studio and release new music (his previous recordings were in 1970)! The ultra-rare EP reveals Glenn in deep funk, soul and rock modes. Part of an ongoing reissue campaign celebrating the diverse output of this legendary musician and transgender activist. Pressed on black vinyl. Beverly Glenn-Copeland -At Last! 

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Montreal Main (The Buddha In The Palm) 2. Onward And Upward 3. Where There's Love 4. Journeyman

        Beverly Glenn-Copeland

        Keyboard Fantasies - 2021 Reissue

          35th anniversary reissue of legendary Canadian/American singer, composer and transgender activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s beloved seminal work.

          An ahead-of-it’s-time synth exploration which somehow combines the essence of new-age minimalism, early Detroit techno and the warmth of traditional songwriting.

          His third album, Keyboard Fantasies was originally self-released on cassette in 1986. Initially over-looked by mainstream media, it caught the ear of a Japanese collector who contacted the artist in 2015 and asked for copies to sell. These sold out instantly and led to more copies being distributed… and multiple offers from record labels.

          Features stunning alternative cover artwork + liner notes by Robyn.

          Only the second time the album has been repressed (and previous repress was very limited), LP edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve with spot gloss to the cover, with printed inner sleeve, 180g black vinyl + download code.

          First time the album has been available on CD. This format is a digi-sleeve with spot gloss to the cover + 8-page booklet.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Ever New
          2. Winter Astral
          3. Let Us Dance
          4. Slow Dance
          5. Old Melody
          6. Sunset Village

          The Antlers

          Green To Gold

            Highly anticipated record from New York's beloved act The Antlers, their first new music in seven music Perhaps what distinguishes Green to Gold from the rest of The Antlers’ canon is its arrival at a kind of quiet normalcy after a number of rather anxious records. Conceived and written almost entirely in the morning hours, Green to Gold is the easily their most luminous record to date. Following 2014’s Familiars, it looked unsure as to whether there would even be another Antlers album, after the onset of singer and primary songwriter Peter Silberman’s auditory problems.

            Affecting his left ear, it was a condition that left him struggling to cope with commonplace noises. He was subsequently diagnosed with lesions on one of his vocal cords, requiring surgery for their removal and vocal therapy to retrain his voice to sing. Following a relocation to upstate New York and the 10th anniversary tour of 2009's 'Hospice', Silberman was rejuvenated and rediscovered the impulse to create new Antlers music. Of Silberman’s unique vocals, The Guardian wrote “His multi-octave voice is as intense as Jeff Buckley’s or Anohni’s, but it’s vulnerable without being precious or cloying” The first LP pressing is on ltd edition gold vinyl (represses will revert to black vinyl) September 2021 tour TBA, including two shows at EartH, London plus shows in Manchester and Edinburgh

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Strawflower
            2. Wheels Roll Home
            3. Solstice
            4. Stubborn Man
            5. Just One Sec
            6. It Is What It Is
            7. Volunteer
            8. Green To Gold
            9. Porchlight
            10. Equinox

            Arlo Parks

            Collapsed In Sunbeams

              Highly anticipated debut from 2020 breakthrough artist, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks Speaking about her LP, Arlo says "My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific." 



              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: As a debut album, ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ is about as perfect as you're going to get. The breadth of talent and refined groove present throughout is astounding, and perfectly measured. A beautifully soulful and comfortingly modern endeavour.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Collapsed In Sunbeams
              2. Hurt
              3. Too Good
              4. Hope
              5. Caroline
              6. Black Dog
              7. Green Eyes
              8. Just Go
              9. For Violet
              10. Eugene
              11. Bluish
              12. Portra 400

              Beverly Glenn-Copeland

              Live At Le Guess Who?

                THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 6PM.
                LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                Full length live recording from Le Guess Who? Festival 2018 in Utrecht, released physically for the first time here.

                Containing unreleased songs and unique versions of his catalogue, this is a special record from an important artist only just starting to receive the recognition he deserves.

                After a hiatus of live performance that lasted decades, you can hear the joy on tape of an artist realising how much his music has connected with a new generation in real time, supported by an intergenerational band.

                Pressed on 180g crystal clear vinyl, includes download code.

                Moonchild Sanelly

                Nüdes

                  THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 6PM.
                  LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.



                  First physical release of this EP, set to position Moonchild Sanelly as one of the year's greatest breakout artists, with her electrifying music and unique style ready to take on a global audience.

                  The EP features empowering anthem "Thunda Thighs," which arrived alongside clips of the song's TikTok challenge, as well as singles "Where De Dee Kat", and "Bashiri". Nüdes is packed with Moonchild's quintessential infectious energy and sure to keep you dancing for the entire EP.

                  Pressed on 180g moon blue vinyl, includes download code.

                  Marika Hackman

                  Covers

                    Marika Hackman returns with ‘Covers’, a darkly beautiful, self-produced new album which showcases a more vulnerable side. During the extended lockdown period of the last few months, Marika felt that creating a covers record was a way of exploring new sound ideas and expressing herself without having the pressure of the blank page. She recorded and produced Covers between home and her parents’ house, then got David Wrench to mix it.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    You Never Wash Up After Yourself
                    Phantom Limb
                    Playground Love
                    Realiti
                    Jupiter 4
                    Pink Light
                    Between The Bars
                    Temporary Loan
                    In Undertow
                    All Night

                    Lupin

                    Lupin

                      Lupin is the sound of an arrival. Across eight tracks of subverted, expansive pop, Jake Luppen’s solo debut is all sharp edges, a fractured self-portrait pieced together through left-of-center, pop maximalism.

                      Although Luppen rose to prominence as a vocalist and guitarist in St. Paul’s beloved indie outfit Hippo Campus, the songs on Lupin feel like meeting him for the first time. He puts it succinctly: “With this record I wanted to get to the point, and say how things were, as opposed to dancing around them.”

                      Written mainly in breaks during a sprawl of 112 shows for Hippo Campus’ Bambi from 2018-2019, Lupin was an unexpected path to confidence. It also offered an escape from the grind of endless touring and a way for Luppen to process major and stressful life events directly through songwriting.

                      Inspired as much by Charli XCX’s Pop 2 as it is Tears for Fears, ‘80s new wave, and Prince, the genre-bending record holds true to a desire to make ‘80s music filtered through modern technology. Featuring synth and programming contributions from Jim-E Stack and Buddy Ross, Lupin weaves together fragmented drum loops, swooning falsetto, tangles of synths, and sharp guitar-lines, the final product is an off-kilter pop-sheen, one Luppen said was guided more by intuition and feeling than anything else.

                      Working alongside producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Charli XCX, Banks), the two spent intensive sessions collecting material, coalescing as many layers felt true to serve the songs

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Harbor
                      2. Vampire
                      3. Murderer
                      4. KO-Kid
                      5. Lazy
                      6. May
                      7. Gloomy
                      8. NZ

                      Songhoy Blues

                      Optimisme

                        Sons of Mali. Groundbreaking Artists. Refugees. Virtuosos. Survivors. Rock Stars. Unforgettable and undeniable, Songhot Blues represent the future of African rock n’ roll and today they release their third album, "Optimisme", out on Transgressive.

                        Arguably one of the most successful and exciting bands to emerge from Africa in recent years, they open this set with "Badala", Songhoy for “We Don’t Give a Fuck”. Talking about the track, Aliou from the band said:

                        When you go out to clubs in Soho, London or New York, you hear hard rock music that can make people move. We wanted to make a rock club crowd get involved with Songhoy Blues. It’s about Songhoy Blues reaching even further than before. We want to see people jumping on a Songhoy Blues track, like they were at a concert. Matt Sweeney said something important the day before we went into the studio. He said ‘We need to make a real Songhoy Blues album. Songhoy Blues stage energy is crazy. Why don’t you put that energy straight in the song?’ That’s what we did.

                        This 11-song, multilingual album marks a real musical breakthrough. Musically harder, steeped in deep traditions of classic Malian music and desert blues and fused with an urgent and super-charged sound of now, the album was produced by Matt Sweeney of beloved indie rockers Chavez, who’s worked with a host of celebrated artists including Johnny Cash, Run the Jewels, El-P, Cat Power and Will Oldham, and recorded & mixed by Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, Modest Mouse, Ghostface Killah) in Brooklyn, NY.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Badala
                        2. Assadja
                        3. Fey Fey
                        4. Gabi
                        5. Barre
                        6. Pour Toi
                        7. Bon Bon
                        8. Worry
                        9. Korfo
                        10. Dournia
                        11. Kouma

                        Beverly Glenn-Copeland

                        Transmissions: The Music Of Beverly Glenn-Copeland

                          Throughout a fifty year recording career, legendary singer, composer and transgender activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland's music has defied categorisation and genre, its only consistency being the extraordinary fusion of vision, technology, spirituality and place.

                          Now in his mid-70’s, Glenn-Copeland was born into a musical family and studied the classical piano repertoire from ‘cradlehood,’ listening to his father playing the piano four to five hours a day. He moved from his home-town of Philadelphia to study classical music at McGill University, Montreal in 1961 (focussing on the European song repertoire) before he suddenly felt called to write music that would weave influences from the myriad musical cultures he had come to love.

                          Newly signed to Transgressive, this career spanning collection of songs includes three previously unreleased tracks; ‘River Dreams’, written last year and released with the album announcement, the live versions of ‘Deep River’+ ‘Colour Of Anyhow’, in addition to studio tracks from his acclaimed masterpiece Keyboard Fantasies + more.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          LP & 7" Tracklisting
                          LP

                          A1. La Vita
                          A2. Ever New
                          A3. Colour Of Anyhow (CBC Q Live Version)
                          A4. Deep River (Live At Le Guess Who?)
                          B1. Don't Despair
                          B2. Durocher
                          B3. River Dreams
                          B4. This Side Of Grace
                          B5. Sunset Village

                          7”
                          A1. In The Image
                          B2. Montreal Main (The Buddha In The Palm)

                          CD Tracklisting
                          1. La Vita
                          2. Ever New
                          3. Colour Of Anyhow (CBC Q Live Version)
                          4. Deep River (Live At Le Guess Who?)
                          5. Don't Despair
                          6. Durocher
                          7. River Dreams
                          8. This Side Of Grace
                          9. Sunset Village
                          10. In The Image
                          11. A Little Talk
                          12. Montreal Main (The Buddha In The Palm)
                          13. Erzili



                          Michelle

                          Heatwave

                            Michelle are a musical collective hailing from New York City.

                            Weaving in and out of R&B, 80’s synth pop, jazz and indie, Michelle is refreshingly predominated by queer and POC members, showcasing a transformative era in pop music.

                            Written and recorded in a bedroom over the span of two weeks, their debut album “Heatwave” captures a compilation of sentimental moments – snapshots of youth in a New York summer, all immediately recognizable to those who’ve lived them (and those that have wished to).

                            TRACK LISTING

                            SIDE A
                            1. GET OFF UR PHONE (MICHELLE, Isa Reyes)*
                            2. AWAY
                            3. STUCK ON U
                            4. THE BOTTOM
                            5. SUMMER

                            SIDE B
                            6. IDEAL
                            7. LOVE UR NAME
                            8. MANGO
                            9. KIP
                            10. 2.25

                            Boniface

                            Boniface - Bonus Disc Edition

                              The self-titled debut from Canadian solo artist Boniface is a catalogue of their most formative coming-of-age experiences, each moment captured in diary-like detail and set against a magnificently sprawling backdrop. Throughout the album, the musician/producer otherwise known as Micah Visser reflects on falling in love and facing heartbreak whilst struggling with identity, never failing to find an ineffable beauty within all the pain. The result is a body of work both bracingly honest and powerfully exhilarating—an emotional journey that Visser encapsulates as “taking little detours and exploring the times when everything feels perfect.”

                              Growing up in Winnipeg, Visser wrote the songs for the album at home throughout their late teens and early twenties, after shifts at the local coffee shop and lost nights in the city. This intimacy has been preserved on Boniface, with the songs largely recorded in the room they were written, with Visser’s brother Joey and longtime collaborator Micheal Dunn also on hand. The trio eventually travelled to London to finish up work with producer/engineer Neil Comber (Charli XCX, M.I.A., Glass Animals) who helped bring Boniface’s lavish arrangements to full and dazzling life.

                              While the catharsis documented on Boniface is undeniably raw, Visser points to a certain touchstone behind the making of their full-length debut: a mission of gently encouraging others to embrace total vulnerability. “There’s so much negativity in the world, and it’s easy to get caught in that cycle of being closed off and negative too—and then projecting that onto other people, and just continuing the cycle,” says Visser. “I’ve found that in my personal life, pushing myself to be more open helps other people to open up as well, so then it becomes a cycle of positivity instead. And I know that it’s really scary to do that, but hopefully opening up in my music will help people to feel safe. I’d love for people to hear these songs and feel inspired, like they can do anything they want with their lives.”

                              The bonus CD features the non-album single and live favourite "Phantom Limbs" and all of the b-sides to date, at times reflecting a more intimate portrait of this most special album. Also included is their stripped down cover of Chromatics "The Page" and the single mixes for "Keeping Up" and new single "Oh My God"

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Barry says: Boniface excels in the sort of lush synth textures and perfectly produced electroacoustic juxtaposition I really enjoy, from more upbeat 'hands in the air' moments to grooving, road trip momentum. This self-titled LP is a great debut full-length outing, and an exciting sign of things to come.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Waking Up In Suburbia
                              I Will Not Return As A Tourist
                              Keeping Up
                              Dear Megan
                              Oh My God
                              Fumbling
                              Your List
                              Ghosts
                              Wake Me Back Up
                              It’s A Joke
                              Stay Home
                              Making Peace With Suburbia

                              Bonus CD:
                              Phantom Limbs
                              Again & Again
                              For Love (demo)
                              The Page
                              Keeping Up (Single Version)
                              Oh My God (Single Version)

                              Blaenavon

                              Everything That Makes You Happy

                                Everything That Makes You Happy was recorded at Manchester’s Eve Studios, and was produced by Catherine Marks (Foals, St Vincent, Wolf Alice). It is an incredible collection of uplifting songs, born from the darkest time. The release of Everything That Makes You Happy has been shaped by Gregory’s battles with mental health, which he discussed earlier this year in an open letter to fans. He again speaks directly to fans to announce the album: “Everything That Makes You Happy. I couldn’t be prouder for you all to hear this album: an optimistic response to a difficult time. It made sense with the record’s impending release to touch base with you again and explain what’s been happening in our world.”

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Catatonic Skinbag
                                Back This Year
                                The Song’s Never Gonna Be The Same
                                Skin Scream
                                Fucking Up My Friends
                                All Your Vanity
                                Never Stop Stirring
                                Quiet In Your Heart
                                Alone In Love
                                Everything That Makes You Happy

                                Julien Chang

                                Jules

                                  Julien Chang is a 19-year-old singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, Maryland. Julien studied classical and jazz throughout high school but decided to start making his own music after exploring other genres and principles. Having taken a job at his local grocery store at 17, he began building a studio in his parents basement, adding new elements with each paycheck.

                                  The result is album ‘Jules’, released via Transgressive Records (Flume, SOPHIE, Let’s Eat Grandma).

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: A stunning debut from on of the future's bright lights in whatever this beautiful but impossible-to-categorise maelstrom of woozy pop melodies and warm synthy grooves is. Brilliantly dynamic, varied but cohesive, 'Jules' is an absolute triumph and veers between perfectly realised genres with ease.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Deep Green
                                  Of The Past
                                  Two Voices
                                  Moving Parts
                                  Candy Cane Rainbow
                                  Dogologue
                                  Memory Loss
                                  Somerville (Demo)
                                  Butterflies From Monaco
                                  A Day Or Two

                                  KOKOKO!

                                  Fongola

                                    KOKOKO! are a group formed in Kinshasa, DRC - comprising local musicians, artists, dancers and inventors alongside producer Débruit. The band introduced themselves with the video ‘We are KOKOKO!’ which highlighted the explosive new alternative scene in Kinshasa and was covered by TIME Magazine, i-D and more. The film was also featured at TEDGlobal. This was followed with EPs Tokoliana, Tongos’a - and Liboso, their debut for Transgressive (Foals, Flume, Sophie, Songhoy Blues) and single Malembe.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Barry says: Treading a fine line between dance music and the more acoustic percussive nature of afrobeat, Kokoko! are just as comfortable being played at home or to a packed dancefloor in a basement somewhere. A masterclass in electronic fusion.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Likolo
                                    2. Azo Toke
                                    3. Buka Dansa
                                    4. Identité
                                    5. Malembe
                                    6. L.O.V.E.
                                    7. Tongos'a
                                    8. Zala Mayele
                                    9. Singa
                                    10. Kitoko
                                    11. Tokoliana

                                    Mutual Benefit

                                    Just Another Diamond Day

                                      Mutual Benefit covers Vashti Bunyan's classic album

                                      S T A R G A Z E

                                      Instruments (A Track By Track Re-Composition Of Fugazi's 'In On The Killtaker')

                                        A Track By Track Re-Composition of Fugazi's 'In On The Killtaker' by this respected orchestral collective, best known for their soundtracks and numerous collaborations.

                                        The second full-length album from Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2016 debut Don’t Let the Kids Win, Crushing finds Jacklin continually acknowledging what’s expected of her, then gracefully rejecting those expectations. As a result, the album invites self-examination and a possible shift in the listener’s way of getting around the world—an effect that has everything to do with Jacklin’s openness about her own experience.

                                        Discussing the record, Jacklin offered the following;

                                        I really like this album, I worked hard on it and I really like listening to it. That's not usually how I feel after making something. I've finally come to accept that right now for me, making records is about capturing a time; who I am at that time, what I need to say in the best way I can say it, with minimal studio frills to cover it up. So I'm really happy to announce this one and ready for whatever things get thrown my way because of it. The cover was hard to figure out, seemed like I couldn't think of what kind of image would represent the music in the right way. Hard deadlines always make me more creative surprisingly. I was on tour in the states with my best bud Nick Mckk who takes a lot of my photos, he took my first album cover. We pulled off the highway in Pennsylvania and found a town called Krumsville. There was an antique store with a very friendly owner who let us run free inside. I got the jumper made the day before in NYC, same day I decided on the album name. I think it works.

                                        Produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Liam Finn) and recorded at The Grove Studios, Crushing sets Jacklin’s understated defiance against a raw yet luminous sonic backdrop. “In all the songs, you can hear every sound from every instrument; you can hear my throat and hear me breathing,” she says. “It was really important to me that you can hear everything for the whole record, without any studio tricks getting in the way.”

                                        On the album-opening lead single “Body” - released last month - Jacklin proves the power of that approach, turning out a mesmerizing vocal performance even as she slips into the slightest murmur. A starkly composed portrait of a breakup, the song bears an often-bracing intimacy, a sense that you’re right in the room with Jacklin as she lays her heart out. And as “Body” wanders and drifts, Jacklin establishes Crushing as an album that exists entirely on its own time, a work that’s willfully unhurried.

                                        And whilst a moving and complex listen, Crushing unfolds with an ease that echoes Jacklin’s newfound self-reliance as an artist. “With the first album I was so nervous and didn’t quite see myself as a musician yet, but after touring for two years, I’ve come to feel like I deserve to be in that space,” she says. Throughout Crushing, that sense of confidence manifests in one of the most essential elements of the album: the captivating strength of Jacklin’s lyrics. Not only proof of her ingenuity and artistic generosity, Jacklin’s uncompromising specificity and infinitely unpredictable turns of phrase ultimately spring from a certain self-possession in the songwriting process.


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Barry says: It's no surprise that 'Crushing' shares a producer with the most recent Courtney Barnett opus, with it's infectious hooks and Jacklin's singular vocal talent shining through in a rich, sumptuous sea of satisfyingly crunchy guitar and thick percussion. All of this merely highlights Jacklin's unmistakable ear for melody and perfectly constructed melodic indie-rock. This is an absolute winner, and an undoubtable career high.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Body
                                        2. Head Alone
                                        3. Pressure To Party
                                        4. Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You
                                        5. When The Family Flies In
                                        6. Convention
                                        7. Good Guy
                                        8. You Were Right
                                        9. Turn Me Down
                                        10. Comfort

                                        Sophie

                                        Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

                                          A truly divisive artist, Sophie's ascension to pop stardom has taken a focused mindset and unwavering execution. Six years on from "Nothing More To Say" and following production work with Madonna, Charlie XCX and Vince Staples, Glasgow-raised, LA-based Sophie Xeon is back with nine tracks that skirt between majestic, auto-tuned mega-ballads, monstrous glitch-pop crushers and the usual hyped up, chipmunk chatter that's graced previous work.

                                          Taking the PC Music rocket ship (one she practically built and engineered herself...) even further than previously intended, the hyper-reality of both her personal imagine, impressive body of work and dazzling catalogue of music videos feeds back into itself perfectly, reinforcing the star-like qualities of this leftfield anti-pop princess.

                                          She recently debuted a live show at London's Heaven nightclub, which set the press and LGBTQ+ worlds alright through its ingenious creativity, provocative nature and of course, amazingly boundary-pushing music.

                                          Opening with the Disney-friendly, auto-tuned blue sky ballad "It's Okay To Cry" before flying into the BDSM-draped aggro-electro punisher "Ponyboy" (please do check the video for this one folks - ed), and followed by the poignant "Faceshopping", it's an arresting opening triptych which sets the tone for the rest of the album - endorphin-rushing, neon-hued adventure pop for the queer and open minded! A masterpiece make no mistake. 


                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Matt says: One of the most important things to happen to pop music in the last decade in my humble opinion.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          It’s Okay To Cry
                                          Ponyboy
                                          Faceshopping
                                          Is It Cold In The Water?
                                          Infatuation
                                          Not Okay
                                          Pretending
                                          Immaterial
                                          Whole New World/Pretend World

                                          Hippo Campus

                                          Bambi

                                            When Hippo Campus formed in 2013, their intentions were pure and simple."We were in high school and the main idea was, 'Let's start a band and make our friends dance,'" Zach Sutton from the band recalls. "There was no real context to what we were doing - it was just total creative joy."

                                            But over the past five years, that context has shifted dramatically. The world around them warped into something bleak and unsteady, and reckoning with mental health issues became more and more crucial. On their sophomore album Bambi, the St. Paul, Minnesota-bred band navigate that upheaval with deliberate self-reflection. The result is a selection of songs that drift into much darker terrain, but unfold with a frenetic yet fragile beauty that makes even the most painful moments feel glorious.

                                            Not only driven by exacting introspection, Bambi was also shaped by cultural shifts, including the #MeToo Movement. "That really made us take a look at how toxic masculinity has influenced the way we see ourselves and the world overall," says Jake Luppen. "In the past we might have been apprehensive about being super-vulnerable, but now we're more aware of how important it is to come forward about dealing with depression or anxiety. Because if more men are able to do that, they might be less likely to express those feelings as anger or violence."

                                            Partly recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago, Bambi finds Hippo Campus working again with producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Low, Francis and the Lights), who handled production on their 2017 full-length debut Landmark. And in sculpting Bambi's distinctly inventive arrangements, Hippo Campus significantly expanded their use of drum machines and synth.

                                            Throughout Bambi, Hippo Campus match their relentless self-examination with a joyfully adventurous sonic approach, ultimately transforming the emotional experience of the problems they're exploring. One of the band's greatest hopes for Bambi is that the album might help others in dealing with their own pain. "I've always considered the responsibility of art to be representing your specific experience," says Sutton. "We're saying, 'This is what I'm doing now, this what I'm living like.' It's about sharing what you're going through, so maybe someone else will feel less lonely."

                                            And as Nathan Stocker points out, Bambi may find a particular connection with those feeling shaken up by the chaos of current times. "The only thing I'm sure about with this album is how unsure it is," he says. "I want people to feel as confused as we are about everything, because confusion can be an interesting thing. When you don't totally understand what's going on, you never stop thinking and questioning and trying to figure things out for yourself. I think a lot of good can come from that."


                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Barry says: Despite the oft-serious lyrical matter, Hippo Campus manage to craft a uniquely serene but groove-laiden mix of psychedelic rock, funk and good old-fashioned indie without breaking step. A brilliantly crafted and thoroughly enjoyable listen.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1.  Mistakes
                                            2.  Anxious
                                            3.  Doubt
                                            4.  Bambi
                                            5.  Why Even Try
                                            6.  Think It Over
                                            7.  Bubbles
                                            8.  Honestly
                                            9.  Golden
                                            10.  Passenger

                                            Mutual Benefit, the songwriting outlet for multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Lee,announces a new album Thunder Follows The Light via Transgressive Records.

                                            Following his last outing, 2016’s acclaimed Skip A Sinking Stone, Lee marks his return with a patient and prismatic collection of songs accrued over the past two years.

                                            Lee — who grew up in Ohio and is currently based in New York — has crafted pop experiments for almost a decade, blending orchestral instrumentation and ambient electronic sounds. His new album features an array of friends and many returning collaborators.

                                            He has also confirmed an all-too-rare solo UK show - playing London’s The Lexington this week (May 24th).

                                            Commenting on New History, one of the two first tracks to be taken from the album, which features vocals from Johanne Swanson (of Yohuna), he says:

                                            “I think people in power benefit greatly from a general lack of historic memory in the US. I’ve been wondering if the first step to imagining a more just world is to study our history better, not just the linear revisionist one that is oft-repeated but all the unsung champions of equal rights as well as the acts of unthinkable cruelty that humans are also capable of.”

                                            New History is the album’s truest folk song, with twangy harmonica and slide guitar. Its inspiration came to him while spending time in the economically depressed area of Ohio where his parents grew up.

                                            The other song shared today, Storm Cellar Heart, is an ode to taking shelter and the fraught impulse to hide from the loudness of the outside world. It’s more of a long question than an answer: “Is it storms that help make the heart grow?”

                                            Says Lee: “Writing this provided a reminder that while moments of recharging are important, I didn’t want to get too entrenched in escapism instead of the messiness of living.”

                                            It was whilst sitting through a huge storm in rural New England that Jordan found himself becoming transfixed by the time in between the lightning and thunder – “The silence thick with inevitability”, he notes, before continuing that, “While I was writing the record, everywhere I looked, I saw massive societal strain on both people and the environment, and began to wonder if this is the lightning before some thunderous change. If we are living in that in-between time.”

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1 Written In Lightning
                                            2 New History
                                            3 Storm Cellar Heart
                                            4 Shedding Skin
                                            5 Come To Pass
                                            6 Waves, Breaking
                                            7 No Dominion
                                            8 Mountain's Shadow
                                            9 Nightingale
                                            10 Thunder Follows

                                            Phantastic Ferniture

                                            Phantastic Ferniture

                                              Phantastic Ferniture, the project of Julia Jacklin, Elizabeth Hughes, Ryan K Brennan and Tom Stephens, announce their debut self-titled album to be released on Transgressive.

                                              The mission is obvious: Don’t overthink it. These artists' shared want to shake the shackles of their meticulously crafted solo work to experience a second, giddy adolescence is evident in the garage-pop perfection introduced today.

                                              “I’d gone straight into folk music,” says Jacklin, “so every experience I’d had on stage was playing sad music with a guitar in my hand. I thought, I would love to know what it’s like to make people feel good and dance.”

                                              Phantastic Ferniture’s spiritual home may be the garage but they were born in a bar, specifically the hallowed basement of Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney.

                                              One late night in 2014, on Jacklin’s birthday, a group hug manifested amid the pinball machines, with all ten participants vowing to form a band. “Only four of us remembered the next day,” notes Hughes.

                                              United by fern puns and a love of leisurewear, the band met up whenever schedules would allow, writing songs and playing smatterings of dates to an increasingly devoted audience. Eventually it was decreed that this was no side project and an LP should follow.

                                              The result is one of the most enjoyable albums of 2018. “It feels really good,” Jacklin says with satisfaction. “It’s like having an alter ego.”

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Uncomfortable Teenager
                                              2. Bad Timing
                                              3. Fuckin 'N’ Rollin
                                              4. Gap Year
                                              5. Take It Off
                                              6. Parks
                                              7. I Need It
                                              8. Dark Corner Dance Floor
                                              9. Mummy Y Pappa

                                              Let’s Eat Grandma return with their newest edition, ‘I’m All Ears’ which an even greater revelation than Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth’s globally acclaimed debut, I, Gemini. The second act from the British teenage vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, is the most startling, infectious, innovative and thrilling record you’ll hear this year. It is alive with furious pop, unapologetic grandeur, intimate ballads; with loops, Logic, outrageous 80s drum solos, as well as production from David Wrench (The XX/Frank Ocean/Caribou), Sophie (famed for her own material and work with Madonna, Charli XCX and Vince Staples) and Faris Badwan (The Horrors). Their sound has developed a stronger electronic tone while remaining their upbeat young vocals throughout. It’s an album that cements Let’s Eat Grandma as one of the most creative and exciting bands in the world right now.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: Let's eat Grandma enlist the help of some pretty stellar electronc talents on this album to boyster their already incredible breadth of talents. Grooving demi-soul, swinging synthpop and dancey percussive drive. A stunning collection, and a perfect starting point for anyone uninitiated with one of the most interesting bands around today. Ace.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1 Whitewater
                                              2 Hot Pink
                                              3 It's Not Just Me
                                              4 Falling Into Me
                                              5 Snakes & Ladders
                                              6 Missed Call (1)
                                              7 I Will Be Waiting
                                              8 The Cat's Pyjamas
                                              9 Cool & Collected
                                              10 Ava
                                              11 Donnie Darko

                                              Cosmo Sheldrake

                                              The Much Much How How And I

                                                Cosmo Sheldrake, the prodigiously talented and profoundly unique 27-year-old singer, songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from London, announces details of his debut album ‘The Much Much How How And I’, out on Transgressive Records.

                                                ‘The Much Much How How And I’ was written under the influence of a diverse group of musicians - ranging from The Beatles and The Kinks to Moondog and Stravinsky - and shaped by Sheldrake’s study of anthropology at the University Of Sussex, his longstanding interest in ethnomusicology and a trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

                                                Gengahr

                                                Where Wildness Grows

                                                  Gengahr present their highly-anticipated new album ‘Where Wildness Grows’, out on Transgressive Records.

                                                  Having released their much acclaimed debut ‘A Dream Outside’ in June 2015, the band spent a soul-searching two years writing and recording its follow up, a process which saw them reject multiple recordings and eventually return to the drawing board, re-group and head back to the studio with a clarity and conviction to deliver an album which sees them taking a bold and ambitious artistic stride.

                                                  The album was recorded in London during summer 2017 by acclaimed producer Neil Comber (Glass Animals, M.I.A, Songhoy Blues) and features guest vocals from Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: Despite sounding like someone who's just been punched in the stomach whilst eating a burrito, Gengahr pull together an entirely melodic but ruthlessly dynamic suite of dreamlike panned melodies and the chugging undercurrent of a beautifully varied by undeniably solid backline. Brilliantly written and evocative dancefloor syndie (I just made that up, it's synthy indie, obviously).

                                                  The Moonlandingz

                                                  Interplanetary Class Classics: Deluxe Edition

                                                  The Moonlandingz - the band born from a semi fictional concept album by Sheffield electronic analogue weirdos the Eccentronic Research Council and fronted by Fat White Familys legendary frontman, Lias Saoudi, release an extended deluxe version of the overwhelmingly critically acclaimed debut album ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’.

                                                  The deluxe includes a single version of album closer ‘This Cities Undone’ featuring guest vocals from Yoko Ono and Human League’s Phil Oakey, alongside a Confidence Man remix, new cut ‘Dirty Red Rose’ from the band’s recent ‘Cities Undone’ EP and lots more previously unheard bonus material.

                                                  Praise for ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’:

                                                  “A rip-roaring busman’s holiday” - Q (****); “Top-drawer psycho-disco for malcontent and the disillusioned” - Mojo (****); “A grotesque yet groovy melting of minds” - Uncut (****); “Straddle the elusive line between the ridiculous and sublime” - Loud & Quiet (8/10); “Brilliant” - NME (4/5); “There will be more considered and crafted albums released this year, but few that are so much fun.” - The Guardian (4/5); “Their debut packs a far mightier punch than the output of almost any other contemporary group with whom they may share certain influences” - The Line of Best Fit (8/10)

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Vessels
                                                  Sweet Saturn Mine
                                                  Black Hanz
                                                  I.D.S
                                                  The Strangle Of Anna
                                                  Theme For Valhalla Dale
                                                  The Rabies Are Back
                                                  Neuf Du Pape
                                                  Glory Hole
                                                  Lufthansa Man
                                                  This Cities Undone
                                                  Theme From Valhalla Dale (Long Version)
                                                  Sweet Saturn Mine (Johnny Rocket Vs Philip Oakey Version)
                                                  Anti Vernacular Pipsqueak (EMS Synthi AKS Experiment 1)
                                                  Drop It Fauntleroy
                                                  Exorcise Your Mammary Eyes (Interlude)
                                                  Dirty Red Rose
                                                  Blow Football With J. Carpenter
                                                  Lay Yer Head Down On The Road
                                                  Dawson's Vinegar Nape (Interlude)
                                                  Psych Ersatz
                                                  The Irresistible Toad Chorus (EMS Synthi A Experiment #2)
                                                  The Man In Me Lyfe Suite (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
                                                  The Cement Garden (Interlude)
                                                  Neuf Du Pape (The E.R.C Blue Nun De-Mix)
                                                  Sweet Saturn Mine (Richard Norris Remix)
                                                  Psych Ersatz (The E.R.C - Rasper Four Eyes De-Mix)
                                                  This Cities Undone (Confidence Man Cool Party Remix)
                                                  Sweet Saturn Mine (Sean Lennon De-Mix)
                                                  The Strangle Of Anna (Demo)
                                                  Glory Hole (Demo)

                                                  The second album from Alvvays, Antisocialites, is set for release on Transgressive Records. Across ten tracks and thirty-three minutes, the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep end of reckless romance and altered dates.

                                                  To write Antisocialites, Rankin traveled to Toronto Island, working in an abandoned schoolroom by day and sleeping a few feet from shore at night. “I carried a small PA on the ferry in a wheelbarrow,” she recalls. “Every morning I would listen to my favourite records on the beach, then I'd write melodies and record demos in the classroom.”

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1 In Undertow
                                                  2 Dreams Tonite
                                                  3 Plimsoll Punks
                                                  4 Your Type
                                                  5 Not My Baby
                                                  6 Hey
                                                  7 Lollipop (Ode To Jim)
                                                  8 Already Gone
                                                  9 Saved By A Waif
                                                  10 Forget About Life

                                                  Blaenavon

                                                  That's Your Lot

                                                    Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Björk) ‘That’s Your Lot’ marks a certain milestone for the band - a sumptuous, thrilling and brave collection of songs written throughout their teenage years and now fully realised.

                                                    Intensely personal, yet exploring the universal experiences of friendship, sadness, hope, love held and lost and all the confusions of youth - a body of work to help define a generation.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Take Care
                                                    Let’s Pray
                                                    Orthodox Man
                                                    My Bark Is Your Bite
                                                    Lonely Side
                                                    Let Me See What Happens Next
                                                    Alice Come Home
                                                    Ode To Joe
                                                    I Will Be The World
                                                    Prague ‘99
                                                    Swan,
                                                    Thats Your Lot

                                                    The Moonlandingz

                                                    Interplanetary Class Classics

                                                    They began as a fictional band from a fictional town featured on the Eccentronic Research Council’s 2015 concept album Johnny Rocket, Narcissist And Music Machine… I’m Your Biggest Fan. Now The Moonlandingz have lurched, sticky and bleeding, into the real world and are releasing the first great album of 2017.

                                                    Interplanetary Class Classics, released on Transgressive Records, is a feast of swirling juddering synths, wailing guitars, motorik stomp and extraordinary songwriting. The Moonlandingz have proven themselves to be one of the best live bands in the UK (“Magnificent, cosmic and batshit!” said The Quietus. “Feral antics and louche anarchy!” said The Guardian) and now they’ve produced an album of proper weird catchy glorious filthy pop.

                                                    The Moonlandingz is Eccentronic Research Council’s Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer in cahoots with Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi (aka frontman Johnny Rocket) and Saul Adamczewski. They recorded the album with Sean Lennon at his studio in upstate New York. Also on the record: Randy Jones the Cowboy from The Village People, Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, drummer Ross Orton, bassist Mairead O’Connor, Phil Oakey and YOKO fucking ONO, who sings and yowls on epic closer This Cities Undone.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Darryl says: From being featured on Eccentronic Research Council’s ‘Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine... I’m Your Biggest Fan’ 2015 album as a fictional band from the fictional South Yorkshire district of Valhalla Dale, the Moonlandingz have now stepped out into the real world. Comprising of Eccentronic Research Council’s Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer along with Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi and Saul Adamczewski, the Moonlandingz have delivered a fantastic piece of wacked-out scuzzy electronic pop. With fizzing synths, pummelling free-style percussion, and filthy grooves these anarchic motorik stompers bring to mind a mix of Can, the Cramps’ horror-rock, and Iggy Pop from the year 3000. Recorded with Sean Lennon in upstate New York and featuring a whole hosts of unlikely guests; Randy Jones (the cowboy from the Village People), Phil Oakey and Yoko Ono amongst many others, ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’ is a surreal and wonderful trip to a sinister futuristic kosmische-dancefloor.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Vessels
                                                    2. Sweet Saturn Mine
                                                    3. Black Hanz
                                                    4. I.D.S.
                                                    5. The Strangle Of Anna (feat Rebecca Taylor Of Slow Club)
                                                    6. Theme From Valhalladale
                                                    7. The Rabies Are Back
                                                    8. Neuf De Pape
                                                    9. Glory Hole (feat Randy Jones From Village People)
                                                    10. Lufthanza Man
                                                    11. The Cities Undone (feat Yoko Ono & Friends)

                                                    Peter Silberman

                                                    Impermanence

                                                    While Impermanence is Peter Silberman’s first solo album, it could easily be thought of as a continuation of the emotional-spiritual odyssey begun through his work in The Antlers over the past decade. It travels some of the thornier terrain of the trio’s previous albums Hospice, Burst Apart, and Familiars, while carrying the conversation further down the path.

                                                    But much of what distinguishes Impermanence from its forebears can be attributed to an unexpected injury, which imposed upon the musician considerable time and space to ponder the finite.

                                                    A few years back, Silberman developed a hearing impairment in his left ear that resulted in a temporarily total hearing loss, extraordinarily loud tinnitus, and an excruciating sensitivity to everyday noises. The condition required extensive rest and quiet, and in order to get that, he left his Brooklyn apartment for a more secluded setting in upstate New York.

                                                    The six songs have an economy of expression, the spaces between the words as important as the words themselves. Like the infamous Miles Davis quote: “It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play.”

                                                    As the writing neared completion, Silberman linked up with his long-time friend and collaborator, Nicholas Principe of Port St. Willow. Over the course of a few winter months, Principe engineered the album in his upstate People Teeth studio, contributing production throughout. Together, they carved out a sacred sonic space, elongating the distance between notes, between chords, utilizing minimal arrangements to allow breathing room.

                                                    But the album goes beyond experiments in ambience. It actually traces the stages of healing, as Silberman experienced them.

                                                    “The sequence charts a circular course between distress and peace,” he explains. “The final track returns you to the mood of the first by a wormhole through a single breath, split in half across the last and first seconds of the album. It mimics the cyclical nature of facing unexpected obstacles.”

                                                    “I hope Impermanence can provide comfort to people grappling with transition, while remaining honest about it. There’s no remedy for the unpredictable, and I want this record to reflect that, to offer an alternative way to think about changing circumstances.”

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1 Karuna
                                                    2 New York
                                                    3 Gone Beyond
                                                    4 Maya
                                                    5 Ahimsa
                                                    6 Impermanence


                                                    Minnesota-natives Hippo Campus release their highly anticipated debut album ‘landmark’ on Transgressive Records.

                                                    Written and recorded over the past twelve months and produced by the fast rising BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Polica, Low), the record marks a true coming of age for the hotly tipped young band.

                                                    Hippo Campus are to tour the UK in 2017, following a near non-stop run since the band’s first dates outside of their hometown back at SXSW 2015, including tours with the likes of Real Estate, Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and Modest Mouse as well as festival appearances at Reading and Leeds and Lollapalooza.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Sun Veins
                                                    Way It Goes
                                                    Vines
                                                    Epitaph
                                                    Simple Season
                                                    Tuesday
                                                    Western Kids
                                                    Poems
                                                    Monsoon
                                                    Vacation
                                                    Boyish
                                                    Interlude
                                                    Buttercup

                                                    The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians & Guests

                                                    Africa Express Presents...

                                                    Following a series of acclaimed dates in the UK and Europe this summer, Africa Express today announces the release of a live album entitled Africa Express Presents….The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests, which will be released on 9th December 2016 by Transgressive Records.

                                                    All profits will go to the 50 members of The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.

                                                    The recordings were made in June when The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, featuring current and former members of the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, came together for the first time since the conflict in their country flared up five years ago. They were joined by artists from Britain, Syria, Algeria, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Turkey, Tunisia and the United States including Bashy, Bassekou Kouyaté, Bu Kolthoum, Damon Albarn, Eslam Jawaad, Faia Younan, Julia Holter, Malikah, Mounir Troudi, Noura Mint Seymali, Paul Weller, Rachid Taha and Seckou Keita.

                                                    The joyous and uplifting album showcases Syrian and Arabic music, alongside unique interpretations of some well-known Western songs. It features tracks recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall - a show described in a 5 star review by the Evening Standard as “an epic paean to their lost homeland”- as well as songs from the storming opening slot on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage and the Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Istanbul Jazz Festival and Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

                                                    "The album is very important to us. It was a very unique project, bringing together artists from all over the world to perform with the most brilliant musicians from Syria. It was a great honour. And this new album will give people another opportunity to get to know The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians for what we are - passionate, professional musicians and singers." - Raghad Haddad

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Intro
                                                    3azely
                                                    Wild Wood
                                                    Yah Mahla El Fus’ha
                                                    Out Of Time
                                                    Rakeb 3al Hamra
                                                    Feel You
                                                    Al Ajaleh
                                                    Blackbird
                                                    Old Damascus
                                                    Richa
                                                    White Flag
                                                    Ya Rayeh

                                                    Julia Jacklin

                                                    Don't Let The Kids Win

                                                    Julia Jacklin releases her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’, on Transgressive Records.

                                                    Hailing from the Australian Blue Mountains, Julia Jacklin’s music courses with the aching current of alt-country and indie-folk, augmented by her undeniable calling cards: her rich, distinctive voice and her playful, observational wit.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Barry says: Sadly sung vocals are placed delicately atop swooning country instrumentals and jazzy slide guitars, elsewhere stripped back to the bare bones of Jacklin's soulful voice over a softly picked acoustic guitar backdrop. Heartfelt and touching to the end, and a great sign of what's to come.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Pool Party
                                                    Leadlight
                                                    Coming Of Age
                                                    Elizabeth
                                                    Motherland
                                                    Small Talk
                                                    L.A. Dream
                                                    Sweet Step
                                                    Same Airport
                                                    Hay Plain
                                                    Don’t Let The Kids Win

                                                    Let's Eat Grandma

                                                    I, Gemini

                                                      ‘I, Gemini’ is the debut album from Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, AKA Let’s Eat Grandma.

                                                      Best friends since the age of four, multi-instrumentalists Rosa and Jenny create imaginative and original music that crosses the worlds of experimental pop and progressive weirdness.

                                                      Recorded in the former nuclear bunker turned analogue paradise, Old School Studios in Norwich, under the watchful eye of Will Twynham (Hand Of Glory Records), ‘I, Gemini’ is released by Transgressive Records.

                                                      Flume

                                                      Skin

                                                        In 2012, with only one single (‘Sleepless’) and one remix (Hermitude’s ‘Hyperparadise’) to his name, a young beatmaker called Flume was given an afternoon slot at Splendour In The Grass. Flash forward four years and Flume is back - this time as a multi-platinum selling, ARIA award-winning, sought-after collaborator (Lorde, Disclosure, Chet Faker, Vince Staples) and internationally recognised producer.

                                                        A master of crafting complex, intelligent, original productions, 2016 sees Flume return to the spotlight with the muchanticipated ‘Skin’ album, via Transgressive Records.

                                                        ‘Skin’ features such global superstars as Beck, Vic Mensa and the UK’s own AlunaGeorge.

                                                        Lead track ‘Never Be Like You’ (featuring Kai) roared to the top of the Australian singles charts and has gone on to become a genuine global hit.

                                                        S T A R G A Z E

                                                        Deerhoof Chamber Variations

                                                          Transgressive Records are proud to announce that Berlin’s instrumental collective s t a r g a z e have signed to the label, anointing their partnership with the stunning EP ‘Deerhoof Chamber Variations’.

                                                          ‘Deerhoof Chamber Variations’ is devised as a continuous piece of instrumental music, based on 9 1/2 songs which drummer and composer Greg Saunier originally wrote for his acclaimed band Deerhoof.

                                                          Different from most other band and orchestra / classical collaborations Greg himself arranged and recomposed the material for a classical chamber ensemble, using exactly the same notes as in the originals while rearranging the songs structurally, in a kind of miniaturizing and abstracting way.

                                                          s t a r g a z e adapted this new composition to their particular line-up and the musicians’ personal skills, as Greg Saunier produced the album in Berlin in the freezing winter days of December 2015. The intimacy is evident - favouring the dry sound of the Beatles and George Martin’s approach to recording classical ensembles, rather than the lush approach favoured today.

                                                          The 19 minute piece of music is the latest in a series of collaborations for s t a r g a z e, who have previously worked with Julia Holter, Owen Pallett, Nils Frahm and Matthew Herbert.

                                                          Hippo Campus

                                                          The Halocline EPs

                                                          Transgressive Records are proud to present ‘The Halocline Eps’, a combination of Hippo Campus’ first EP ‘Bashful Creatures’ and latest EP ‘South’.

                                                          It’s another exciting step for a brilliant young band that are quickly becoming darlings in the UK. Previous efforts ‘Suicide Saturday’ and ‘South’ have seen them named as Huw Stephens’ Single Of The Week and led to sessions for BBC Radio 1 and XFM, whilst The Guardian, NME, DIY and Q have all marked Hippo Campus out as a band to keep a serious eye on.

                                                          Hippo Campus are four Minnesotan boys making music that is infectious, joyful, and thematically soaked with the sense of cynicism accompanying the youthful search of self-meaning.

                                                          The band met in High School and are still yet to hit legal drinking age but following an explosive SXSW - which marked their first shows outside their native town - the four teenagers signed to legendary indie label Transgressive Records.

                                                          ‘Violet’, from the band’s new single, also marks something of a milestone in a year that has seen Hippo Campus evolve from playing packed shows in their hometown of Minnesota to touring both sides of the pond with the likes of Modest Mouse, Walk The Moon, Real Estate and My Morning Jacket.

                                                          Explosive performances at SXSW (the band ended the festival with a live appearance on US talk show Conan), The Great Escape and Reading & Leeds festivals have further set the band out as ones to watch for 2016.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Sophie So
                                                          Little Grace
                                                          Souls
                                                          Suicide Saturday
                                                          Opportunistic
                                                          Bashful Creatures
                                                          Close To Gold
                                                          Dollar Bill
                                                          South
                                                          Violet
                                                          The Haloclin

                                                          North London’s Gengahr are pleased to announce their debut album A Dream Outside with new single ‘Heroine’ - their most immediate track to date and another glimpse at what their debut is set to offer.

                                                          Picking up where 2014 left off, Gengahr marked out their intentions for 2015 with an opening slot on Alt-J’s European tour and the release of the gloriously spellbinding ‘She’s A Witch’, which received acclaim from the likes of The Sunday Times, Independent, DIY and NME whilst being added to playlists on 6Music (C-list), Radio 1 (INMWT), Amazing Radio (A-list) and XFM (evening list).

                                                          For fans of Circa Waves, Foals, Mystery Jets and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Andy says: Fuzzy, friendly, exuberant psych-pop, crammed with top tunes. Definitely ones to watch! Includes the 6 Music favourite 'She's A Witch'.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Dizzy Ghosts
                                                          She's A Witch
                                                          Heroine
                                                          Bathed In Light
                                                          Where I Lie
                                                          Dark Star
                                                          Embers
                                                          Powder
                                                          Fill My Gums With Blood
                                                          Lonely As A Shark
                                                          Trampoline 

                                                          Songhoy Blues

                                                          Music In Exile

                                                            Songhoy Blues release their debut Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) produced album, ‘Music In Exile’, released on Transgressive Records.

                                                            All those old ‘world music’ prejudices have no place here. Songhoy Blues are four talented, hungry, sharp and outward-looking young men from a part of the world that has had more than its share and pain and conflict in recent years but has given far more than its share of music and joy to the world in return over the past four decades. That place may seem strange, alien and ‘exotic’ to some but deep down, Songhoy Blues are a familiar proposition: four young men, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, driving rhythms, big hearts and a story to tell.

                                                            For fans of Tinariwen, Fatoumata Diawara, Spoek Mathambo, Africa Express.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Soubour
                                                            Irganda
                                                            Al Hassidi Terei
                                                            Jolie
                                                            Desert Melodie
                                                            Mali
                                                            Sekou Oumarou
                                                            Nick
                                                            Al Tchere Bele
                                                            Wayei
                                                            Petit Metier

                                                            Comprised of Molly Rankin (lead vocals / guitar), Kerri Maclellan (keys / vocals), Alec O’Hanley (guitar), Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIsaac (drums), Alvvays take the template laid out by the likes of Scottish stalwarts Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and Belle & Sebastian and fuse it with a strong sense of self and a unique personality.

                                                            Each shimmering track on their debut full-length frames Rankin’s melancholic melodies and unwavering voice with meticulous arrangements and needlepoint guitars.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Andy says: Massive, jangle-pop heaven. Big songs, cool guitars. Love it!

                                                            Thumpers are comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. their colourful, exuberant alt-pop celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories.

                                                            Having released their jubilant debut single ‘Dancing’s Done’ through paradYse Records and Kissability earlier this year, the duo now announce their debut EP ‘Unkinder’ will be released as a limited 12” vinyl through Transgressive Records.

                                                            'Unkinder (A Tougher Love)' was recorded in their Warwickshire hometown where the London-based duo decamp to write and produce all of their music. The single features additional vocals ‪from Marcus’ sisters - true to the band’s tight knitted collaborative vision – alongside astral synths and
lush melodies to create their heady blend of modern pop.

                                                            The 4-track EP reveals a band bristling with ideas from the delicately epic ‘Marazion Bay’ and a Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires) remix of the title track to their spectacular cover of Bjork’s ‘Innocence’ featuring the alternative choir Gaggle.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. Unkinder (A Tougher Love)
                                                            A2. Innocence [feat. Gaggle]
                                                            A3. Marazion Bay
                                                            B1. Unkinder [Jack Savidge Remix]

                                                            Transgressive Records are thrilled to announce the first re-release campaign in the label’s nine-year history, with two classic albums from one of the world’s most influential bands, Relationship of Command is currently one of those extreme rarities, making this a highly sought after release. Combining a lyrical complexity and sensitivity with the most visceral yet melodic music and drilling in the same vein as The Stooges (IggyPop even appears on Relationship of Command), At The Drive-In remind all of the power of revolution. Continuing in the tradition of the great American underground fuelled by the likes of Fugazi and Rites of Spring, this collection of musicians inspire the kind of devotion usually reserved for the Smiths.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Arcarsenal
                                                            2. Pattern Against User
                                                            3. One Armed Scissor
                                                            4. Sleepwalk Capsules
                                                            5. Invalid Litter Dept.
                                                            6. Mannequin Republic
                                                            7. Enfilade
                                                            8. Rolodex Propaganda
                                                            9. Quarantined
                                                            10. Cosmonaut
                                                            11. Non-Zero Possibility
                                                            12. Catacombs

                                                            Theme Park

                                                            Two Hours

                                                            Theme Park are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming autumn release. The Two Hours EP opens with the original title track – a sonic electronic exploration into the heartfelt emotions of singer Miles Haughton which is fast becoming a clear live favorite which often brings their packed out shows to a euphoric climax.

                                                            The 10” EP will also feature three brilliant covers of Jessie Ware’s Wildest Moments, The National’s ‘Bloodbuz Ohio’ and Hot Chip’s ‘Ready For The Floor’. New remixes of Two Hours will also be available from Mad Decent’s hot new act Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross and Scandinavian band Museum of Belles Artes along with the earlier remixes from RAC and Populette.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. Two Hours (single Mix)
                                                            A2. Wildest Moments
                                                            B1. Bloodbuz Ohio
                                                            B2. Ready For The Floor


                                                            Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

                                                            Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

                                                            Debut album from singer songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Produced by Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear) with the help of Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). In Kyp's own words 'Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is my favourite songwriter right now... His songs are given flesh and blood in a way that most rock music now doesn't allow time for...'. Contains singles "Buriedfed" and "Woodfriend".

                                                            "The Spinning Top", Coxon's seventh studio LP to date, is also his finest yet whether the folky blues shuffle of "Sorrow's Army", menacing thrashes of "Dead Bees", or eight-minute daydream opus, and perhaps album centrepiece, "In The Morning". Comprising 15 original new songs, the album was produced by Stephen Street and featuring collaborators such as Danny Thompson and Robyn Hitchcock. Graham's most intimate and beguiling work to date, "The Spinning Top" ploughs depths, textures and lyrical furrows that few of his contemporaries are still able to muster, especially this far down the line. Conversely, this is the sound of a man rejuvenated and refocused, ready for yet another flourish in an-already compulsive and vital career.

                                                            When Jeremy Warmsley released his critically acclaimed debut album in 2006, he soon became the unofficial troubadour of the underground. Heralded in equal measure for his literary lyrical excursions, his sonic inventiveness and his captivating live performances he became an undoubted cult figure. Fast-forward to Autumn 2008 and Warmsley's second album "How We Became" is ready for release: rather than abandoning the qualities that made him stand out from the Brit indie pack, Warmsley has instead married them with finely crafted pop-songwriting and created a body of work that allows his cult status to infiltrate the consciousness of the mainstream, whilst maintaining his commitment to making music that challenges convention.

                                                            Ox Eagle Lion Man

                                                            The Lay Of The Land The Turn Of The Tide

                                                              Following from their sold out limited 7" debut on Transgressive and their buzz laden trip to SXSW, Ox... present their first widely available release. Formed by "Fred Les" of Les Incompetents fame, the band have already amassed a die-hard fan base.

                                                              Young Knives

                                                              Superabundance

                                                                Following on from their critically acclaimed debut album, "Voices Of Animals And Men", Young Knives release their hotly anticipated follow up. A muscular clatter of pulsing guitars, head-spinning percussive thuds and harmonic, brotherly vocals provide the backbone to a rich throng of giddy, excited ideas and ageless, wry lyrical themes.

                                                                Iron And Wine

                                                                Boy With A Coin

                                                                  "Boy With A Coin", the first single to be taken from forthcoming album "The Shepherd's Dog", is darkly playful, tumbling under its cascading melody and backwards guitar textures. A worthy example of the highest standard of songwriting displayed on the rest of the album and marks a departure in style from Beam's previous work, without betraying his blissful Americana roots.

                                                                  Jeremy Warmsley

                                                                  The Art Of Fiction

                                                                    Compiled from his long sold-out collectors-item EP's from the past twelve months, comes the debut album from Jeremy Warmsley – "The Art Of Fiction".

                                                                    Ladyfuzz

                                                                    Oh Marie!

                                                                      Re-release of their long-deleted debut single.

                                                                      Battle

                                                                      Children

                                                                        Produced by Gareth Jones (Interpol, Wire, The Futureheads, Nick Cave), the explosive dynamics of "Children" provide a further teaser of the sounds of the debut album that will follow in August.

                                                                        Ladyfuzz

                                                                        Bouncy Ball

                                                                          Ladyfuzz were fully formed in London in early 2005 when Austrian front woman Liz Neumayr was joined by guitarist Matt Lord and drummer Ben Esser. "Bouncy Ball" is a taste of what to expect from their forthcoming debut album "Kerfuffle".

                                                                          Battle

                                                                          Tendency

                                                                            "Tendency" is the second release for Battle on Transgressive Records, following the single "Demons", which sold out its 1500-only limited pressing in half a day, and the first fruits from sessions for their 'Debut Album of the Year' contender, recorded with Gareth Jones (Wire, The Futureheads, Nick Cave, Interpol and Einsturzende Neubauten) who has seamlessly managed to accommodate the epic scope of Battle's songwriting with their edgy and experimental tendencies, creating a track that you feel you've known your whole life, yet feel compelled to listen to repeatedly.


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