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The Waeve

The Waeve

    The Waeve - composed of Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall – release their eponymous debut album on Transgressive Records. Produced by The Waeve and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine, Foals, Haim) and recorded in London earlier this year, ‘The Waeve’ is a collection of 10 new tracks from songwriters Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall. Joining creative forces in The WAEVE gave the duo the opportunity to push past their instrumental comfort zones. Many tracks feature Graham on saxophone, one of the first instruments he played as a young musician back in the 80s. First single ‘Can I Call You’ starts as a ballad then morphs into a krautrock-style motorik number with a sprawling Coxon guitar solo. ‘All Along’ features Graham on cittern, a medieval folk lute. Rose plays piano and an ARP 2000 modular synth. The heavy weather all over ‘The Waeve’ recalls the blustery folk rock of Sandy Denny or John & Beverly Martyn, while tracks such as ‘Kill Me Again‘ and ‘Over and Over’ recall the 70s rock of Kevin Ayers or Van der Graaf Generator, almost industrial in places.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Can I Call You
    2. Kill Me Again
    3. Over And Over
    4. Sleepwalking
    5. Drowning
    6. Someone Up There
    7. All Along
    8. Undine
    9. Alone And Free
    10. You’re All I Want To Know

    Mykki Blanco

    Stay Close To Music

      ‘Stay Close To Music’, the new studio album from Mykki Blanco, is unlike anything they have released before. Adventurous and expansive, it shatters any previously held assumptions about Mykki’s artistry, leaving them free to define their sound for themselves. 

      Throughout their evolution, poet, artist, musician Mykki Blanco has continuously blurred genres - pulling rave, trap, grunge and punk influences into a swirling pool of experimental hip hop that celebrated queer and trans experiences.

      Yet, Mykki admits that “at that point in my career, I didn't know what my own music sounded like without any kind of direct, outside reference. That's not a bad thing; that's how the majority of music is made.”

      Ultimately Mykki concluded they wanted to create their own sonic universe from scratch. To facilitate this, they collaborated with producer and multi-instrumentalist FaltyDL, who allowed them to envision new soundscapes built from lush, live instrumentation. “It just transported me,” they admit. “It enabled me to dream in a way that I had never dreamed with my own songwriting. All of a sudden, I felt like I had this template where I could make that sound my own.”

      The songs spun together through numerous jam sessions, with writing taking place in Lisbon, Paris, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. By 2019, Mykki realized that they were working on two different records concurrently. The first became 2021’s lauded mini-album Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep and now Mykki readies the second collection of the sessions via Stay Close To Music.

      “I wanted to see what it would be like to go back and be a musician from another time where you had to start every ingredient raw from scratch. That process, ideology and that way of making has not only changed me as a musician, it has creatively changed me as a person.”

      Stay Close To Music features contributions from from Michael Stripe, Saul Williams, ANOHNI, Dianna Gordon, Devendra Banhart, Jónsi and more.

      Mykki Blanco is an artist revered for their fearless ability to evolve, placing their creative exploration at the forefront of their career. With ‘Stay Close To Music’, Mykki Blanco is leveling up. By stepping into unchartered territory untethered and free, they have fulfilled their ambitions and created a rich, complex and accomplished sound that belongs entirely to them and which only solidifies their status as one of the world’s most innovative musical pioneers.

      TRACK LISTING

      01 - Pink Diamond Bezel
      02 - Steps (feat. Saul Williams And MNEK)
      03 - French Lessons (feat. ANOHNI And Kelsey Lu)
      04 - Ketamine (feat. Slug Christ)
      05 - Your Love Was A Gift (feat. Diana Gordon)
      06 - Family Ties (feat. Michael Stipe)
      07 - Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism (feat. Ah-Mer-Ah-Su)
      08 - Lucky
      09 - Interlude
      10 - Trust A Little Bit
      11 - You Will Find It (feat. Devendra Banhart)
      12 - Carry On (feat. Jónsi)
      13 - French Lessons [Single Version] (feat. Kelsey Lu)

      Alvvays

      Blue Rev

        Alvvays never intended to take five years to finish their third album, the nervy joyride that is the compulsively lovable Blue Rev. In fact, the band began writing and cutting its first bits soon after releasing 2017’s Antisocialites, that stunning sophomore record that confirmed the Toronto quintet’s status atop a new generation of winning and whip-smart indie rock.

        Global lockdowns notwithstanding, circumstances both ordinary and entirely unpredictable stunted those sessions. Alvvays toured more than expected, a surefire interruption for a band that doesn’t write on the road. A watchful thief then broke into singer Molly Rankin’s apartment and swiped a recorder full of demos, one day before a basement flood nearly ruined all the band’s gear. They subsequently lost a rhythm section and, due to border closures, couldn’t rehearse for months with their masterful new one, drummer Sheridan Riley and bassist Abbey Blackwell.

        At least the five-year wait was worthwhile: Blue Rev doesn’t simply reassert what’s always been great about Alvvays but instead reimagines it. They have, in part and sum, never been better. There are 14 songs on Blue Rev, making it not only the longest Alvvays album but also the most harmonically rich and lyrically provocative.

        There are newly aggressive moments here—the gleeful and snarling guitar solo at the heart of opener “Pharmacist,” or the explosive cacophony near the middle of “Many Mirrors.” And there are some purely beautiful spans, too—the church- organ fantasia of “Fourth Figure,” or the blue-skies bridge of “Belinda Says.” But the power and magic of Blue Rev stems from Alvvays’ ability to bridge ostensible binaries, to fuse elements that seem antithetical in single songs—cynicism and empathy, anger and play, clatter and melody, the soft and the steely. The luminous poser kiss-off of “Velveteen,” the lovelorn confusion of “Tile by Tile,” the panicked but somehow reassuring rush of “After the Earthquake”.

        The songs of Blue Rev thrive on immediacy and intricacy, so good on first listen that the subsequent spins where you hear all the details are an inevitability.

        This perfectly dovetailed sound stems from an unorthodox—and, for Alvvays, wholly surprising—recording process, unlike anything they’ve ever done. Alvvays are fans of fastidious demos, making maps of new tunes so complete they might as well have topographical contour lines.

        But in October 2021, when they arrived at a Los Angeles studio with fellow Canadian Shawn Everett, he urged them to forget the careful planning they’d done and just play the stuff, straight to tape. On the second day, they ripped through Blue Rev front-to-back twice, pausing only 15 seconds between songs and only 30 minutes between full album takes. And then, as Everett has done on recent albums by The War on Drugs and Kacey Musgraves, he spent an obsessive amount of time alongside Alvvays filling in the cracks, roughing up the surfaces, and mixing the results. This hybridized approach allowed the band to harness each song’s absolute core, then grace it with texture and depth. Notice the way, for instance, that “Tom Verlaine” bursts into a jittery jangle; then marvel at the drums and drum machines ricocheting off one another, the harmonies that crisscross, and the stacks of guitar that rise between riff and hiss, subtle but essential layers that reveal themselves in time.

        Every element of Alvvays leveled up in the long interim between albums: Riley is a classic dynamo of a drummer, with the power of a rock deity and the finesse of a jazz pedigree. Their roommate, in-demand bassist Blackwell, finds the center of a song and entrenches it. Keyboardist Kerri MacLellan joined Rankin and guitarist Alec O’Hanley to write more this time, reinforcing the band’s collective quest to break patterns heard on their first two albums.

        The results are beyond question: Blue Rev has more twists and surprises than Alvvays’ cumulative past, and the band seems to revel in these taken chances. This record is fun and often funny, from the hilarious reply-guy bash of “Very Online Guy” to the parodic grind of “Pomeranian Spinster.”

        Alvvays’ self-titled debut, released when much of the band was still in its early 20s, offered speculation about a distant future—marriage, professionalism, interplanetary citizenship. Antisocialites wrestled with the woes of the now, especially the anxieties of inching toward adulthood. Named for the sugary alcoholic beverage Rankin and MacLellan used to drink as teens on rural Cape Breton, Blue Rev looks both back at that country past and forward at an uncertain world, reckoning with what we lose whenever we make a choice about what we want to become.

        The spinster with her Pomeranians or Belinda with her babies? The kid fleeing Bristol by train or the loyalist stunned to see old friends return? “How do I gauge whether this is stasis or change?” Rankin sings during the first verse of the plangent and infectious “Easy on Your Own?” In that moment, she pulls the ties tight between past, present, and future to ask hard questions about who we’re going to become, and how. Sure, it arrives a few years later than expected, but the answer for Alvvays is actually simple: They’ve changed gradually, growing on Blue Rev into one of their generation’s most complete and riveting rock bands.

        TRACK LISTING

        1 Pharmacist (2:04)
        2 Easy On Your Own? (2:55)
        3 After The Earthquake (3:05)
        4 Tom Verlaine (3:26)
        5 Pressed (2:10)
        6 Many Mirrors (2:59)
        7 Very Online Guy (2:22)
        8 Velveteen (3:10)
        9 Tile By Tile (2:58)
        10 Pomeranian Spinster (3:25)
        11 Belinda Says (2:45)
        12 Bored In Bristol (3:00)
        13 Lottery Noises (3:18)
        14 Fourth Figure (1:20)

        Julia Jacklin

        Pre Pleasure

          'Pre Pleasure' is the breath-taking third album from Australian singer-songwriter, Julia Jacklin. Co-produced with Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National), 'Pre Pleasure' sees Jacklin as her most authentic self, delivering the most intimate, raw and devastating ten songs of her career to date. An uncompromising and masterful lyricist, always willing to mine the depths of her own life experience, and singular in translating it into deeply personal, timeless songs. 

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Lydia Wears A Cross
          2. Love, Try Not To Let Go
          3. Ignore Tenderness
          4. I Was Neon
          5. Too In Love To Die
          6. Less Of A Stranger
          7. Moviegoers
          8. Magic
          9. Be Careful With Yourself
          10. End Of A Friendship

          Moonchild Sanelly

          Phases

            The trailblazing South African musician Moonchild Sanelly - real name Sanelisiwe Twisha - signed to Transgressive Records in 2020, kicking off with diverse mini-LP Nüdes. Now, she returns to the international label with her genre-crossing second album Phases. Forming a sonic foundation that veers between Amapiano, Gqom, grime, pop, house and R&B while showcasing her vocal talents on more downtempo songs, Phases 19-tracks document the varying chapters of a toxic relationship and subsequent freedom. A double album, the first side is a journey through the relationship with production reflecting those different moods and aspects of her personality; the second side, meanwhile, leads into a clubbier amapiano space. Collaboration has always been core to Moonchild’s alternate world.

            Since her 2015-released award-winning first album Rabulpha! put her on the global map, she has collaborated with local favourites Maphorisa, Sho Madjozi and Thandiswa Mazwai. In the years that followed, she caught the attention of a host of international superstars, leading to high-profile collaborations with artists including Wizkid, Beyonce (featuring on “My Power”) and Gorillaz (on “With Love To An Ex”). Phases is a highly collaborative record, too, with production and guest features from Sad Night Dynamite (their track “Demon” is already a huge hit), Wesley Joseph, Xavier Thomas (Débruit), TOKiMONSTA, Holly and Aramboa.

            The album’s title takes on a multitude of meanings: via the range of genres covered across its runtime, the different sounds and styles that it encompasses and the personal journey that Sanelisiwe Twisha has taken to get to this point. But, for Moonchild Sanelly, it’s more literal than that: “I think that, with this album, I’ve managed to piece all the different parts of me together, because I’m known for different things in different parts of the world. I think you get to know me better with Phases - all the different sides of me.”

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Undumpable
            2. Demon (Moonchild Sanelly And Sad Night Dynamite)
            3. Cute (Ft. Trillary Banks)
            4. April Fool’s Day
            5. Strip Club (Ft. Ghetts)
            6. Let It Rip
            7. Over You
            8. Money Tree
            9. Favourite Regret
            10. Too Late
            11. ULi (Ft. Blxckie)
            12. Covivi
            13. Soyenza (Ft. Sir Trill)
            14. Yebo Teacher (Extended Version)
            15. Chicken
            16. Jiva Juluka
            17. Bad Bitch Budget
            18. Jump
            19. Bird So Bad

            Flume

            Palaces

              Wildly acclaimed, Grammy-winning artist Flume returns with a new album, Palaces, out 20th May on Transgressive Records.

              Palaces began to take shape when Flume returned to his native Australia after struggling to write music in Los Angeles at the beginning of the pandemic. Settling in a coastal town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Flume quickly found the inspiration he needed through reconnecting with the nature around him—the rolling hills, walking around barefoot, the green colour the sky turns before a big storm, growing and eating his own vegetables, the smell of rain. He and his neighbour and long-time collaborator, the visual artist Jonathan Zawada, became fascinated by the local wildlife, in particular the birds, collecting field recordings that ultimately worked their way in to the album. As Flume continued to forge a strong connection to his surroundings, the album he wanted to make started to form, eventually adopting a title to properly highlight the luxury and magic of the natural world. Palaces is his most confident, mature and uncompromising work to date, a true testament to nurturing the relationships that make us whole and bring us peace.

              The album features a host of vocalists and collaborators, its cast list spanning new and household names from around the world—breakout U.S. star Caroline Polachek, British polymath-icon Damon Albarn, Spain’s Vergen Maria, France’s Oklouand fellow Australian Kučka, who returns following her standout turn on Skin.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: Though there are moments of blissful synthy contemplation (closer 'Palaces' with Damon Albarn for example), most of the LP comes off like a more experimental version of Flume's 2016 outing, 'Skin'. It's richly textured, cleverly produced and swimming with moments of pure euphoric bliss.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Highest Building (feat. Oklou)
              2. Say Nothing (feat. MAY-A)
              3. DHLC
              4. ESCAPE (feat. Kučka) – With QUIET BISON
              5. I Can’t Tell (LAUREL)
              6. Get U
              7. Jasper’s Song
              8. Only Fans (feat. Virgen Maria)
              9. Hollow (feat. Emma Louise)
              10. Love Light
              11. Sirens (feat. Caroline Polachek)
              12. Go
              13. Palaces (feat. Damon Albarn)

              Deluxe CD Bonus Tracks
              14. Miss U
              15. Jasper’s Song (version 1)

              Let's Eat Grandma

              Two Ribbons

                Let’s Eat Grandma released their second album, I’m All Ears, in 2018. It came out to a blaze of critical glory, thrilled fans who’d been with them since I, Gemini, and won them interested new listeners as they widened their musical scope. They won Album of the Year at the Q Awards along with many end of year list placements, toured relentlessly, played a life-changing set at Coachella, and then… they disappeared.

                ​​Two Ribbons tells the story of the last three years from both Jenny and Rosa’s points of view. As a body of work, it is astonishing: a dazzling, heart-breaking, life-affirming and mortality-facing record that reveals their growing artistry and ability to parse intense feeling into lyrics so memorable you’d scribble them on your backpack. The band has been through a lot in the last three years, and Two Ribbons is the artefact that signals some kind of progression out of distressing times; a story of loss, change, and of survival; a proof of life.

                Such was the intensity of Jenny and Rosa’s bond that when they promoted their first album, they positioned themselves as twins. Friends since early childhood, they had graduated into a teenage friendship that was unbreakable and practically telepathic. Those intense and all-consuming friendships are subject to the same ebbs and flows as any other, and as they grew older the two began to find themselves as individuals, tastes differing here, reactions jarring there. There was a time when both felt a little trapped, and needed to fight to create the space to express themselves as individuals within their relationship.

                And so the partnership began to fray. Two Ribbons can be heard as a series of letters between the two of them, taking the place of conversations as they try to make sense of the rift in their relationships. It’s a cathartic blood-letting and a devastating realisation about the fickleness of life. Though it is still very much a Let’s Eat Grandma album, for the first time there are Rosa’s songs and Jenny’s songs.

                Both Rosa and Jenny found themselves more involved in the production of this album, experimenting with new sounds and diverse instrumentations within the studio, collaborating with David Wrench, also the primary producer of I’m All Ears. On this record Rosa in particular threw herself into the behind the scenes work and driving her own sonic agenda, whilst Jenny sought to synthesise new influences to forge new spaces artistically for the group.

                The backdrop to Two Ribbons is two women navigating their way through a lot, for the first time without the tiller of each other to guide them. The songs they wrote and eventually brought to each other are little pockets of light in the darkness, signals in the night to show each other how they were feeling and what they had lost.

                Two Ribbons is an album that treads a fine line expressing the most intimate feelings of, whilst making space for, the different perspectives of two women; an album that says this is not the beginning or the end but part of a never-ending circle. It’s cyclical in nature; there is sadness, and pain, and joy, and hope – and knows that no matter what detours we take, we are all connected.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: I've definitely got a bit of a thing for synths, this much I know. I've also historically loved all sorts of synth music but particularly 80's tinged pop, I loved the Kristen Kontrol LP some years ago, Christine & The Queens AND Georgia, and 'Two Ribbons' has echoes of all the above while retaining the weird avant-pop moments that made their first couple LP's such a different prospect. Big, bold melody-focused anthems.

                TRACK LISTING

                Happy New Year
                Levitation
                Watching You Go
                Hall Of MirrorsInsect Loop
                Half Light
                Sunday
                In The Cemetery
                Strange Conversations
                Two Ribbons

                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

                                                        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

                                                        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

                                                            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.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1 Voter
                                                            2 Bamako
                                                            3 Sahara (feat. Iggy Pop)
                                                            4 Yersi Yadda
                                                            5 Hometown
                                                            6 Badji
                                                            7 Dabari
                                                            8 Ici Bas
                                                            9 Ir Ma Sobay
                                                            10 Mali Nord (feat. Elf Kid)
                                                            11 Alhakou
                                                            12 One Colour

                                                            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.

                                                                    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

                                                                      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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