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Let's Eat Grandma

I'm All Ears

    I’m All Ears is 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). It’s an album that cements Let’s Eat Grandma as one of the most creative and exciting bands in the world right now.

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    2xColoured LP Info: Indies exclusive translucent yellow vinyl.

    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 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).

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      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      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)

      The Moonlandingz

      This Cities Undone EP

        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 Family’s legendary frontman, Lias Saoudi - have shared the brand new ‘This Cities Undone EP’, ahead of their forthcoming and fast-selling UK headline tourdates.

        The extended player 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 and new cut ‘Dirty Red Rose’.

        “The Moonlandingz are one of the most important new British bands today” - Yoko Ono, speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine

        Julia Jacklin

        Eastwick / Cold Caller

          “Eastwick” is a captivating, slow building track, inspired by a night in front of the TV watching Dancing With The Stars. It is accompanied by another mesmerising self-directed video, premiered by Noisey (read here), starring Jacklin and her bass player Harrison Fuller, and shot in Blue Mountains suburbia in Australia.

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          Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition transparent blue vinyl.

          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.”

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Andy says: Alvvays burst onto the scene with the instant classic "Marry Me, Archie" and a debut record that grew into a word-of-mouth mini hit. It was mid-80's UK indie-pop all over again, but perfectly done. "Antisocialites" is cut from a similar cloth, but seemingly adding The Smiths and the Shop Assistants to their Mary Chain template. It works! It's brilliant!

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          Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive coloured vinyl.

          Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

          LP includes MP3 Download Code.

          Poliça & Stargaze

          Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's 'Music For Pieces Of Wood'

            Transgressive Records have announced details of the release of Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's ‘Music for Pieces of Wood’, a collaboration between Poliça, an electronic pop band based in Minneapolis, and s t a r g a z e, a Berlin-based chamber orchestra interested in pop and electronics. The release sees them reinterpret Steve Reich’s 1973 composition Music For Pieces Of Wood.

            The first of a pair of records from this collaboration, this release sees them take minimalist pioneer Steve Reich’s Music For Pieces of Wood corrupting its polyrhythms across a continuous twenty minutes of music, pushing the boundaries of both artists in a truly engrossing and transportative collaboration.

            The second release in the series, to follow in September on Transgressive Records, is a more song-based album, containing new material and inspired versions of unexpected pop songs, turned inside out to expose their essence.

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            Ltd 12" Info: Limited edition etched 12".

            This week sees Songhoy Blues return with a brand new album, "Resistance" released on the aptly titled Transgressive Records. It’s a bold, inspiring, outward-looking record that perfectly reflects the position the band have found themselves in following the massive success of their breakthrough debut, "Music In Exile", released in 2015.
            The album was recorded in the autumn of 2016 at The Pool studio in London with producer Neil Comber (MIA, Django Django, Crystal Fighters, Declan McKenna) and in keeping with their spirit of collaboration which saw them previously work with Nick Zinner, Julian Casablancas and Damon Albarn, "Resistance" features additional synths by Lxury and vocal contributions from the likes of Iggy Pop, Elf Kid and Stealing Sheep. Beyond this, the album features beautiful string parts (Hometown) and in one particularly surprising, moving instance (One Colour), a children’s choir.

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            Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive yellow vinyl.

            The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians & Guests

            Africa Express Presents...

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              Live album by the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, with featured guests including Damon Albarn, Bassekou Kouyaté, Julia Holter, Faia Younan, Paul Weller and Rachid Taha. Selected recordings from the ensemble's best performances during the 2016 tour, showcasing original Syrian and Arabic music, alongside unique interpretations of some well-known Western songs. 5**** Financial Times 4**** Q Magazine 4**** MOJO 4**** The Independent 4**** The Mail on Sunday 8/10 PITCHFORK 7/10 UNCUT 6 MUSIC ALBUM OF THE DAY 20/01 + Multiple spot plays An Africa Express project, following up the critically acclaimed "Maison des Jeunes" and "In C Mali"

              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.

              The Moonlandingz

              Interplanetary Class Classics

              As featured in the Piccadilly Records End Of Year Review 2017 Top 20 Albums. Comes with an EXCLUSIVE End Of Year CD sampler.
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              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.

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              LP Info: Includes a free EOY 2017 CD sampler.
              180g heavyweight vinyl.

              LP includes MP3 Download Code.

              CD Info: Includes a free EOY 2017 CD sampler.

              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.”

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              Ltd LP Info: 180g Heavyweight Black Vinyl.
              Includes 5 track bonus CD while stocks last, featuring the "Slips Away" non-LP single and the "Transcendless Summer" ambient EP.

              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.

              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

              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.

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              LP includes MP3 Download Code.

              ‘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.

              ‘Skip A Sinking Stone’, by Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee), is released via Transgressive Records.

              This new album is a two-part meditation on impermanence that also acts as a portrait of growing up. Mutual Benefit’s work has been praised as being vulnerable and warmhearted. This release has a similar sensibility, patiently built from carefully chosen lines illustrated by lush astral folk and intricately composed arrangements that manage to appear effortless.

              “I kept coming back to how nice that was, throwing these stones against the water,” says Lee. “I thought it was a fitting metaphor for the endeavours I have in my life - sometimes they work out and sometimes they don’t. I think it’s a good exercise in accepting impermanence and failure and these things that are constant, and yet the activity of skipping stones is really relaxing and beautiful.” Each stone ultimately sinks but, as Lee sings on the album’s zenith, as the cycle ends and repeats again, all we can do is maintain the hope that it’s ‘Not For Nothing’.

              Neon Indian

              Psychic Chasms / Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed

                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                Transgressive are proud to present limited edition Record Store Day exclusives of the first two Neon Indian albums - augmented and expanded to double vinyl sets.

                Following his critically acclaimed masterpiece ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’ this is the perfect opportunity to compete your discography of one of the most impressive and visionary artists of our times.

                ‘Psychic Chasms’, his genre-defining debut featuring the timeless 'Deadbeat Summer' is released on vinyl in the UK and Europe for the first time, with a second 12" incorporating ‘Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed’ including nine unique remixes from the likes of Toro Y Moi, The Antlers, Twin Shadow and Bibio on deluxe gatefold vinyl.

                Both titles includes download codes and are limited to 500 copies each.

                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.

                Songhoy Blues

                Music In Exile - Deluxe Edition

                  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.

                  The deluxe edition of ‘Music In Exile’, features three new tracks - staggering reinterpretations of tracks by some of the group’s key influences.

                  A re-versioning of the Clash’s ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go?’ features new lyrics addressing the difficult decision confronting refugees around the world - a literal ‘Should I Stay?’ and suffer persecution at home or ‘Should I Go?’ and face potential social injustice and prejudice.

                  An extraordinary re-working of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’, fully endorsed by Jimmy Page after initially gracing the cover of Mojo Magazine

                  A stunning version of Manu Dibango’s classic Soul Makossa, which might be the band’s greatest musical performance to date

                  Neon Indian

                  VEGA INTL. Night School

                  “A lesson in how to execute electronic music properly” - NME

                  Neon Indian returns with his third full-length album ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’ on Transgressive Records.

                  The new record is Alan Palomo’s flawless bridge between the lo fi and spontaneous sounds of Neon Indian and the more dance oriented approach of his earlier recording moniker, VEGA.

                  Part of the album was created on a cruise ship with Alan and his brother Jorge. They set up a studio in one of the cabins and tracked songs between margaritas as the ship traversed the Bahamas from Florida. Palomo then returned to the mainland to finish the record doing tracking in Austin, Atlanta and New York - at DFA’s Plantain Studios. The result is more funk-centric and varied than his previous material.

                  Alan teamed up with Alex Epton (XXXchange) to mix the album, using trashy B movies and New York flicks as a reference point for the album’s tone.

                  Alan notes: “most of what I’ve learned about human nature in my twenties has happened after dark. People are just kind of more honest then. More deliberate. I like to call the places I go to Night Schools.” To celebrate the marriage of his previous project’s aesthetic into one and his eureka regarding its themes, he dubbed this double album ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLtd LP Info: Limited edition yellow vinyl.

                  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'.

                  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.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                  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!

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                  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.

                  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.

                  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.

                  Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man

                  Opus 2: Obscured By A Setting Sun

                  "Opus 2: Obscured By A Setting Sun" is the follow up to Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man's critically acclaimed "The Lay of the Land, The Turn of the Tide". In this 33-minute chapter, the band reaffirm their unique genre defying apocalyptic rock, blending frenetic guitars, powerhouse drums and defying faith questioning lyrics.

                  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.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLtd CD Info: This limited edition double disc version is exclusive to independent shops.

                  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.

                  Foals are a five-piece dance-rock band currently living in their home town Oxford. They met in their native city, where they bonded over a shared sense of humour. Bored with the interchangeable electro records they heard at every party, they decided to make the kind of music they wanted to dance to. 'We wanted to make music that was very technical, that wasn't just party music, but at the same time you could dance to it', explains vocalist Yannis. Foals quickly identified a winning formula: driving percussion high in the mix, guitars played above the 12th fret, no chords and splashes of synth colour. The result is pristine, perfectly formed dance rock.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLtd CD Info: Double limited edition version, the extra disc features the tracks; 1. Hummer, 2. Astronauts 'N All, 3. Mathletics, 4. Big Big Love (Fig.1), 5. XXXXX (Live at Liars Club, Nottingham, Feb 10th), 6. The French Open (Live at Liars Club, Nottingham, Feb 10th), 7. Balloons (Live at Liars Club, Nottingham, Feb 10th), 8. Two Steps Twice (Live at Liars Club, Nottingham, Feb 10th), 9. Mathletics (Live at Liars Club, Nottingham, Feb 10th).

                  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.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLtd CD/DVD Info: The limited edition version includes a bonus DVD featuring 13 songs.

                  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.

                  Ladyfuzz

                  Oh Marie!

                  Re-release of their long-deleted debut single.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  CDS Info: The CD single features the 'Clive mix / single version' and also includes "Do You Think?".

                  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.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  CDS Info: The CD single is the single version of "Children" and also includes "Talk Of Ghosts".

                  GoodBooks

                  Walk With Me

                  GoodBooks formed in January 2005. The music is nimble and fresh, with influences ranging from Kraftwerk to Pulp to Hot Chip. "Walk With Me" starts off all mellow and spacey, with harmonized vocals and gradually builds into a groove fuelled rocker with funky guitars and wailing / sung vocals and plenty of time changes to keep you interested. There's loads of fuss about these at the moment, and on the strength of this single, you can see why.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Ltd 7" Info: 500 copies only. ONE PER PERSON.

                  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".

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  CDS Info: The CD single incudes "Tock Tock" on the B-side.

                  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.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  CDS Info: The CD singles features "Tendency" and "I Am The Driver".


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