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Taylor Swift

Lover

    Seventh studio album by the American singer, featuring the singles 'Me!', 'You Need to Calm Down' and title track 'Lover'. The album features guest performances from the Dixie Chicks and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.

    Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift

      Self-titled debut album by the American singer-songwriter. 'Taylor Swift' is a country album, with some tracks having pop and pop rock sensibilities. Five singles were released from the album, all of which reached the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart - 'Tim McGraw', 'Teardrops On My Guitar', 'Our Song', 'Picture to Burn' and 'Should've Said No'.

      Olivia Dean

      Messy

        Fast rising UK soul-pop star Olivia Dean releases her long-awaited debut album Messy. Featuring the singles ‘Danger’ and ‘UFO’, Messy cements Dean as one of the most original and versatile voices in UK pop.

        Crafting classic yet conversational hooks with genre-fluid tinges, she’s honed a way of exploring universal themes of love, loss and everything in between with razor-sharp but open-hearted storytelling. Of her debut album, Olivia shares, “Going into making the record, I'd just done this ‘Growth’ project. And for ages, I was like, well, my debut album needs to be what I've grown into, I need to have the answer. And that really confused me for a while. Then I realised, I'm always going to be growing. So this doesn't have to be a destination, it's just where I’m at now.”

        Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler

        For All Our Days That Tear The Heart

          Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler have joined forces on For All Our Days That Tear The Heart, a collection of twelve mesmerising new songs. The meeting of an Academy Award-nominated actress and singer, and a Brit Award-winning producer and musician, feels like the tale of two distant stars coming together and forming their own constellation.

          It all started with a FaceTime call from Butler’s North London kitchen to Buckley’s mountaintop residence in County Kerry, with their friendship growing from an unlikely shared love of Killarney and the small island of Valentia where Butler would go on holiday as a boy. A mutual friend had a feeling they might spark. Buckley had been listening to Old Wow by Sam Lee, produced by Bernard, in the downtime between rehearsals for the National Theatre’s televised production of Romeo and Juliet. Butler had seen Jessie perform a song on an American chat show in promotion of 2018’s Wild Rose. “I remember clocking just how much character there was in her voice and how freely she expressed it,” recalls Bernard.

          If the project grew from a shared love and deep ancestral attachment to Ireland - Butler’s parents come from Dun Laoghaire, one of the coastal towns of Dublin Bay - then these songs swoop out from the Emerald Isle’s west coast, taking home Appalachian blues and delicate modal jazz from across the Atlantic, and taking in the bullfighting arenas of Andalusia along the way. The first song the pair wrote together, ‘The Eagle and the Dove’ - named after a book by the interwar proto-feminist writer Vita Sackville-West - set the tone for the project, and also set in motion a sense of adventure that permeates For All Our Days That Tear The Heart. Invoking the passionate theatre of flamenco, augmented by Jessie’s sumptuous, soaring vocals, the pair recorded the intuitive dance moves of Juana Jimenez with a microphone placed on the floor of the Birchanger Village Hall in Essex of all places.

          There’s a physicality and a flow to the songs that somehow bear testament to the manner in which Jessie and Bernard threw themselves into making the album. Amid the constant exchange of ideas, songs fomented at speed. The sublime ‘20 Years A Growing’ takes its title from Maurice O’Sullivan’s celebrated 1933 account of life in Great Blasket Island off the coast of County Kerry. The more personal, piano-led ‘Seven Red Rose Tattoos’, captures the essence of loss and longing, with Jessie’s vocal lines a counterpoint to Byron Wallen’s doleful, muted trumpet: “I wanted it to be like a conversation with the ghosts of my thoughts,” says Buckley.

          The dynamic title track is built around words that Jessie had written during a low period whilst in Chicago filming Fargo, with her extraordinary vocal blazing an emotional vapour trail through Bernard’s chamber-folk arrangement. And the pair draw inspiration from the ensemble work of seminal jazz-folk innovators Pentangle on songs like ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ and ‘Sweet Child’, as the rhythm section of Misha Mullov-Abbado and Chris Vatalaro effectively converse with Jessie’s bewitching vocals. “Right now, I feel like I’ll never make another album again,” says Jessie, “because I can’t imagine another album happening the way this one did. It’s amazing that it even happened once. This obscure, organic, odd little thing that just found us.”

          For All Our Days That Tear The Heart is a remarkable work of windswept beauty and catharsis, and given that it seemed to come out of nowhere, it also feels like a gift. “More than anything, I wanted it to be joyous – properly joyous – because there is such joy in Jessie, there really is,” says Bernard. “In spite of the darkness and the intensity in these songs, I’m just flying when I listen back to them.” 


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Buckley and Butler combine their considerable talents into a grand, emotive swell of folky guitars and orchestral instrumentation. Beautifully swinging between folky minimalism with hushed vocals to grand, gothic strings and bold cinematic intensity. Really lovely stuff.

          TRACK LISTING

          01 - The Eagle & The Dove
          02 - For All Our Days That Tear The Heart
          03 - 20 Years A-Growing
          04 - Babylon Days
          05 - Seven Red Rose Tattoos
          06 - Footnotes On The Map
          07 - We’ve Run The Distance
          08 - We Haven’t Spoke About The Weather
          09 - Beautiful Regret
          10 - I Cried Your Tears
          11 - Shallow The Water
          12 - Catch The Dust 

          Jennylee

          Tickles / Heart Tax

            Feeling is at the core of jennylee’s music. Having spent the past decade defining the grove that allows Warpaint the luxury to drift between genres and eras, jennylee’s solo record proved more loose, open, and driven by the rhythm of the heart. Critically acclaimed LA quartet Warpaint have been confounding expectation since the band’s inception in 2004. Releasing their third album ‘Heads Up’ to rave reviews in 2016, Warpaint remain on top of their game; cementing themselves as one of the bands of a generation.

            Ben Watt

            Storm Shelter - Black Friday Edition

              AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

              LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              Happy to announce my 2021 mini-album 'Storm Shelter' is out on limited vinyl and for Record Store Day Black Friday, Nov 26, #RSDBF. Originally released earlier this year as stream and download, it is a stripped-back companion piece to Storm Damage; a 6-song piano-vocal set that features covers of Ten City’s That’s The Way Love Is and Sharon Van Etten’s Comeback Kid plus new versions of three songs from Storm Damage, and one from my 2016 album, Fever Dream. All the songs were recorded in one day at RAK Studios in London a couple of months before the pandemic and are engineered and mixed by Bruno Ellingham. 

              Taylor Swift

              Red (Taylor's Version)

                Continuing the Taylors Version of releases, here we have 'Red'.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. State Of Grace (Taylor’s Version)
                2. Red (Taylor’s Version)
                3. Treacherous (Taylor’s Version)
                4. I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor’s Version)
                5. All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)
                6. 22 (Taylor’s Version)
                7. I Almost Do (Taylor’s Version)
                8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor’s Version)
                9. Stay Stay Stay (Taylor’s Version)
                10. The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody Of Snow Patrol) (Taylor’s Version)
                11. Holy Ground (Taylor’s Version)
                12. Sad Beautiful Tragic (Taylor’s Version)
                13. The Lucky One (Taylor’s Version)
                14. Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran) (Taylor’s Version)
                15. Starlight (Taylor’s Version)
                16. Begin Again (Taylor’s Version)
                17. The Moment I Knew (Taylor’s Version)
                18. Come Back..Be Here (Taylor’s Version)
                19. Girl At Home (Taylor’s Version)
                20. State Of Grace (Acoustic Version) (Taylor’s Version)
                21. Ronan (Taylor’s Version)
                22. Better Man (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                23. Nothing New (feat.Phoebe Bridgers) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                24. Babe (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                25. Message In A Bottle (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                26. I Bet You Think About Me (feat. Chris Stapleton) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                27. Forever Winter (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                28. Run (feat. Ed Sheeran) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                29. The Very First Night (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
                30. All Too Well Ten Minute Version (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)

                Jessie Ware

                What's Your Pleasure (The Platinum Pleasure Edition)

                  2021 has been an incredible year so far for Jessie Ware. ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ re-entered the Top 10 following a brilliant Graham Norton performance of ‘Remember Where You Are’ which has proved itself to be one of Jessie’s most connective singles to date. In addition, Jessie has two BRITs nominations, one for Female Solo artist and one for Album Of The Year – the category with a historic four women up for the award. 

                  Her newest track, ‘Please’ sees Jessie continue the energy of ‘What’s Your Pleasure’ in the form of a throwback to 70s and 80s dance music, and pulls it together in a wonderfully anachronistic style, all packaged with Ware’s outstanding vocals. The track fits perfectly into ‘What’s Your Pleasure - The Platinum Pleasure Edition’, Ware’s deluxe offering of her sensational 2020 record. This edition still bears the cohesive, complementary songwriting, the killer grooves and flawless production of the original version. The Platinum Pleasure Edition only serves to heighten the rich and powerful soul of last year’s release with tracks like Please, 0208 featuring synthpop visionary Kindness, the Endless Remix of ‘Adore You’ and a whole host more.

                  Talking about the deluxe and new single Jessie said: ”I had such an amazing response to the ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ record that I didn’t want the lights to go up and the party to be over just yet! ‘Please’ is full of optimism and ready to be played in a place where we can all be together and flirt, dance, touch and kiss. A wonderful excuse not to stop the party from ending.”

                  It’s safe to say that the last twelve months have been pretty stellar for Jessie Ware. June 2020 saw Jessie release ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ and gain not only her fourth UK Top 10 album of her career, but also her highest charting record when it entered straight into the UK Official Album Charts at No.3. As if this wasn’t amazing enough, she went on to release her first cookbook and continued her immensely popular podcast Table Manners and recently hit a massive milestone of 21 million individual listens, oftentimes featuring household names such as Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Yungblud, Robbie Williams, Alanis Morissette., Dawn French and Dolly Parton to name a few.

                  Last year saw the album continue to receive widespread critical acclaim, with ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ featuring heavily amongst ‘album of the year’ lists including for music critic Anthony Fantano, also known as The Needle Drop, who gave What’s Your Pleasure?’ the coveted no. 1 spot on his ‘Best Albums of 2020’ list, declaring it to be “a religious experience”. The record garnered praise from The Guardian who say it’s“Ware’s finest record yet"; Rolling Stone laude it as a “fantastic dance-pop record”; Pitchfork say “Jessie reminds us why we listen to dance music in the first place.”, GQ proclaim it as “the perfect album” and NME stated it was“pure escapism.”


                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Spotlight
                  2. What’s Your Pleasure?
                  3. Ooh La La
                  4. Soul Control
                  5. Save A Kiss
                  6. Adore You
                  7. In Your Eyes
                  8. Step Into My Life
                  9. Read My Lips
                  10. Mirage (Don’t Stop)
                  11 .The Kill
                  12. Remember Where You Are
                  13. Please
                  14. Impossible
                  15. Eyes Closed
                  16. Overtime
                  17. Hot N Heavy
                  18. Pale Blue Light
                  19. 0208 (feat. Kindness)
                  20. Adore You (Endless Remix)

                  Taylor Swift

                  Evermore

                    Released less than five months after her critically acclaimed eighth studio album, 'Folklore' (2020), 'Evermore' is a product of Swift's extended collaboration with her 'Folklore' co-writer and producer Aaron Dessner. 'Evermore' is a conceptual sequel to its predecessor, both being surprise albums announced hours before release. Swift described 'Evermore' as a 'sister record' to 'Folklore'. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    01. Willow
                    02. Champagne Problems
                    03. Gold Rush
                    04. ‘tis The Damn Season
                    05. Tolerate It
                    06. No Body, No Crime (feat. Haim)
                    07. Happiness
                    08. Dorothea
                    09. Coney Island (feat. The National)
                    10. Ivy
                    11. Cowboy Like Me
                    12. Long Story Short
                    13. Marjorie
                    14. Closure
                    15. Evermore (feat. Bon Iver)

                    **bonus Tracks For Physical
                    01. Right Where You Left Me
                    02. It’s Time To Go

                    ‘When I think back on the fearless album and all that you turned it into, a completely involuntary smile creeps across my face. This was the musical era in which so many inside jokes were created between us, so many hugs exchanged and hands touched, so many unbreakable bonds formed, so before I say anything else, let me just say that is was a real honor to get to be a teenager alongside you. And for those of you I’ve come to know more recently than 2008, I am ecstatic that I’ll get to experience a bit of that feeling with you in the very near future. Now that I can fully appreciate it in its whimsical, effervescent, chaotic entirety.

                    Recorded and released as Taylor Swift assumes control of her own discography, in the artists own words: ‘only I know which songs I wrote that almost made the fearless album. Songs I absolutely adore, but were held back for different reasons (don’t want too many breakup songs, don’t want too many down tempo songs, can’t fit that many songs on a physical cd).‘

                    So expect an almost purer distillation of the multi-award winning, platinum selling album. With lots, LOTS more to get stuck into, (‘the entire vivid picture, the entire dreamscape’), there’s six never before released song on her version of this album.

                    Apparently Taylor’s going to re-record all of her music that’s previously been published. Opening it up as more intimate, person, and heartfelt.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
                    2. Fifteen (Taylor’s Version)
                    3. Love Story (Taylor’s Version)
                    4. Hey Stephen (Taylor’s Version)
                    5. White Horse (Taylor’s Version)
                    6. You Belong With Me (Taylor’s Version)
                    7. Breathe (feat. Colbie Caillat) (Taylor’s Version)
                    8. Tell Me Why (Taylor’s Version)
                    9. You’re Not Sorry (Taylor’s Version)
                    10. The Way I Loved You (Taylor’s Version)
                    11. Forever & Always (Taylor’s Version)
                    12. The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)
                    13. Change (Taylor’s Version)
                    14. Jump Then Fall (Taylor’s Version)
                    15. Untouchable (Taylor’s Version)
                    16. Forever & Always (Piano Version) (Taylor’s Version)
                    17. Come In With The Rain (Taylor’s Version)
                    18. Superstar (Taylor’s Version)
                    19. The Other Side Of The Door (Taylor’s Version)
                    20. Today Was A Fairytale (Taylor’s Version)
                    21. Bonus Track 1 (From The Vault)
                    22. Bonus Track 2 (From The Vault)
                    23. Bonus Track 3 (From The Vault)
                    24. Bonus Track 4 (From The Vault)
                    25. Bonus Track 5 (From The Vault)
                    26. Bonus Track 6 (From The Vault)

                    Foolish Loving Spaces is the follow up to the Blossoms' 2018, top 5 album Cool Like You and features recent single Your Girlfriend, released earlier this year.

                    Foolish Loving Spaces was produced by the band’s consistent and talented team of James Skelly and Rich Turvey at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool. Tom Ogden’s increasingly direct lyrical range turns album three into a romantic page-turner of light and shade, while its divergent moods are supplied by Myles Kellock’s piano and keyboard lines, careering from urgent stabs of TV game show-theme synth to more classic, rolling notes. The record’s multi-instrumental colour and widescreen sound is provided by pedal steel / lead guitarist Josh Dewhurst, while Joe Donovan on drums and Charlie Salt on bass bring fluidly danceable grooves throughout, complemented on occasion, by a wall of gospel harmony.

                    Speaking about the inspiration for the album, the band explain:
                    'It’s just a pure celebration of love in all of its splendid and baffling guises, toying with the so-called sins of lust and forbidden infatuation … inspired, in ways, by a summer spent listening to Stop Making Sense, The Joshua Tree & Screamadelica’.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: Blossoms return once again for the second time in as many years, refining their sound into a more progressive, forward facing mix of their trademark jangle with a more beat-driven percussive backline thrown in there for good measure.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    If You Think This Is Real Life
                    Your Girlfriend
                    The Keeper
                    My Swimming Brain
                    Sunday Was A Friend Of Mine
                    Oh No (I Think I’m In Love)
                    Romance, Eh?
                    My Vacant Days
                    Falling For Someone
                    Like Gravity

                    Beck

                    Hyperspace

                      Beck's 14th album feels like an amalgamation of previous albums, given a light dusting of pop sheen, thanks to the production of Pharrell Williams amongst others.

                      It's largely set at a fairly slow pace, with nods to the folk tinged melancholy of ‘Sea Change’ or ‘Morning Phase’, some lovely slo-mo synth-soaked pop and occasional upbeat moments: "Saw Lightning" harks back to his "Loser" days and is as upbeat and catchy as anything he's ever done.

                      On ‘Hyperspace’, he's hit the sweet spot between his adventurous, experimental past and the more accessible 'pop' leanings of his recent releases.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: As ever, a brilliantly produced and impeccably conceived outing from the ever-reliable Beck. This one has a little more reliance on big rock choruses contrasting to Morning Phase's hazy atmospheres and languid curves. It's as brilliant as anything he's done for a long while, and shows clearly that there's no end to this man's talents, at least not yet!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Hyperlife
                      Uneventful Days
                      Saw Lightning
                      Die Waiting
                      Chemical
                      See Through
                      Hyperspace
                      Stratosphere
                      Dark Places
                      Star
                      Everlasting Nothing

                      Despite almost three decades of active audio duty, Common remains at the cutting edge, and his 12th solo LP, "Let Love" is yet another example of his golden age brilliance. This brand new album includes the new single "Hercules”, as well as recent JAM! “HER Love” featuring Daniel Caesar, special guest Dwele, and an unreleased beat from J mother fucking DILLA. The likes of Jill Scott, Swizz Beats and A-Trak offer assistance on the lovestruck affair, while Common updates his conscious style with shout outs to Cardi B, ASAP Rocky, and Tyler The Creator. This is an album of pure positivity, a place of light in these dark times, and another winner from this legendary artist.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Good Morning Love (feat Samora Pinderhuges)
                      2. HER Love (feat Daniel Caesa)
                      3. Dwele's Interlude
                      4. Hercules (feat Swizz Beatz)
                      5. Fifth Story (feat Leikeli47)
                      6. Forever Your Love (feat BJ The Chicago Kid)
                      7. Leaders (Crib Love) (feat A-Trak)
                      8. Memories Of Home (feat BJ The Chicago Kid & Samora Pinderhuges)
                      9. Show Me That You Love (feat Jill Scott & Samora Pinderhuges)
                      10 My Fancy Free Future Love
                      11 God Is Love (feat Leon Bridges & Jonathan McReynolds)

                      Rock provocateur Marika Hackman will release her highly anticipated new album ‘Any Human Friend’ via AMF Records and on Sub Pop in North and South America'.

                      Any Human Friend’ has been co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself, and shows off a sharper and more liberated sound than ever before.

                      Marika is a ‘Rid of Me’-era PJ Harvey for the inclusive generation: unbounded by musical genre, a preternatural lyricist and tunesmith who isn’t afraid to go there. 

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: A brilliant outing here from Marika Hackman, beautifully marrying the synths and rhythmic drive of 80's pop music with her notoriously superb songwriting prowess, immediately rewarding but develops with every listen. A wonderful change of pace.

                      Bastille

                      Doom Days

                        Doom Days, Bastille’s grippingly confident third album, is a record of hope for turbulent times. Made by Dan Smith with bandmates Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, and producer Mark Crew, it sees the Grammy nominated, Brit winning four-piece stretch out and open-up like never before.

                        Doom Days marks something of a shift in perception from its widely acclaimed No.1 predecessor ‘Wild World’, which confronted the world and the actions of those in power. Recorded throughout 2018 at the band’s South London studio, “One Eyed Jacks”, the new album captures the need to temporarily switch off and escape whilst taking the listener on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse; be that screaming along to the radio in the back of an Uber careering through the city (the electric Quarter Past Midnight), getting loved up in the company of good friends (future classic 4AM), a casual hook-up (Another Place) or the end-of-night longing to be with somebody (the captivating Those Nights). It revels in the bad decisions we make both personally in our relationships and collectively on a macro scale (Bad Decisions), tells a relatable tale of being cornered into a deep discussion about the world’s problems when all you want to do is have a good time (Million Pieces), and wryly confronts modern anxieties, taking side-swipes at phone addiction, porn addiction, fake news and climate change denial (the uncompromising Doom Days).

                        Doom Days finds Bastille at their most lyrically provocative, most accomplished, and most vital. It taps into globally felt worries whilst also working on a much more intimate level. Setting the album over the course of one night allows the band to hold a mirror up to the world using personal, relatable situations.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Quarter Past Midnight
                        Bad Decisions
                        The Waves
                        Divide
                        Million Pieces
                        Doom Days
                        Nocturnal Creatures
                        4am
                        Another Place
                        Those Nights
                        Joy

                        Whenyoung

                        Reasons To Dream

                          London’s (via Limerick) premiere indie songsmiths, whenyoung have announced theywill be releasing their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Reasons to Dream’. The culmination of years of playing and writing together, ‘Reasons to Dream’ showcases their ability to craft spikey yet melodic songs which delve lyrically into everything from love and insecurities to pacifisms and the gap between the haves and have-nots in Britain today.


                          Bastille

                          Other People's Heartache

                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                            Exclusive limited edition vinyl release of the 4th instalment of Bastille’s Other People’s Heartache mixtape series. The mixtapes are huge amongst the Bastille fans and have even thrown up a Top 3 single (Bastille’s No.2 single Of The Night started life as an illegal bootleg on OPH Pt.1) The mixtape features covers of hits by: Cat Stevens, SFA and Charles and Eddie. Guests include: Craig David, Jacob Banks, Moss Kenna, Lily Moore and many others. Available as a 12” clear vinyl in a PVC sleeve.

                            Blossoms

                            Cool Like You / BBC Sessions (RSD19 EDITION)

                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                              In support of Record Store Day 2019, Blossoms release new track ‘I’ve Seen The Future’ alongside their critically acclaimed second album ‘Cool Like You’. The second LP on this limited edition exclusive double vinyl features a range of live covers taking straight from Blossoms’ BBC Sessions, including a cover of The Stone Roses – ‘She Bangs The Drums’, and John Lennon’s classic ‘Woman’

                              KT Tunstall

                              Extra Wax

                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                In celebration and support of Record Store Day 2019, KT Tunstall releases an exclusive 7” titled EXTRA WAX. The grey coloured and numbered 7” featuring tracks John The Conqueror and Throw Down Boy, which initially appeared on deluxe physical release of latest album WAX, in addition to cover of Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun released for the first time! Grey 7”, numbered outer sleeve

                                "No Geography", the Chemical Brothers tenth studio album since 1995, features singles "Free Yourself" and "MAH" ('a short & bloody ride into our modern media psychosis' - The Guardian) and the forthcoming single "Got To Keep On". Many tracks feature vocals by Norwegian singer / songwriter Aurora while Japanese rapper Nene features on "Eve of Destruction".

                                It's quintessentially a Chemical experience from start to finish - combining the duo's uncanny knack at sound design and break manipulation with their usual playful, stadium-slaying production. Like contemporaries Modeselektor, Tom & Ed never take themselves too seriously, yet ably compete with the world's best producers. They combine the myriad and often fractured, disparate influences and styles across the dance music spectrum into something that they can confidently declair their own. 25 years in the game and you still know when it's a Chemical Brothers beat! Unmissable stuff from two of Northern England's greatest dance music exponents.




                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Matt says: Brothers Chem return ahead of another world tour. Have they lost their magic? Definitely not. Like good wine, they get better as time goes on. Effortlessly turning their hand to whatever trend dance music throws at them; Tom and Ed ride again!

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Eve Of Destruction
                                2. Bango
                                3. No Geography
                                4. Got To Keep On
                                5. Gravity Drops
                                6. The Universe Sent Me
                                7. We’ve Got To Try
                                8. Free Yourself
                                9. MAH
                                10. Catch Me I’m Falling

                                Ian Brown

                                Ripples

                                  Ian Brown's comeback record is everything you'd want from the funky monkey. Care-free, breezy, uplifting vibes with words that mix the cosmic with a conscience, this record was made almost totally independently. Just Ian, his sons and his old engineer provide that unique blend of the groovy, quirky, and endlessly catchy that we've all come to love and expect.

                                  There's mellow, soulful, bluesy funkers, a rock reggae cover, a reggae reggae cover, a couple of slinky, bouncy, elastic shufflers, some massive, psych-tinged slowies (Syd meets Lennon!) and his most Roses sounding tune so far: evidently a ballad ABOUT The Roses (insert broken-hearted emoji here!?)

                                  Soundwise this is Ian's most beautifully produced record by a mile. Warm, fat and analogue, with killer basslines and a big bottom end, there's a sparseness in the textures but a depth and width in the mix that's more akin to late 70's reggae than any old 'indie' rock. Ripples is all about the SPACE. Ian's voice and words, as charismatic and enigmatic as ever, are central to it all. And he's never sounded better. Self produced, self written (bar 3 co-writes with his sons. What could be more natural?) and with zero session musicians in sight, this feels like Unfinished Monkey Business, the Second Chapter. But with way better songs, way lusher production; a glorious combo of Tunes, space and sound. The dream belongs to the dreamers!

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  First World Problems
                                  Black Roses
                                  Breathe And Breathe Easy (the Everness Of Now)
                                  The Dream And The Dreamer
                                  From Chaos To Harmony
                                  It’s Raining Diamonds
                                  Ripples
                                  Blue Sky Day
                                  Soul Satisfaction
                                  Break Down The Walls (warm Up Jam)

                                  Kid Cudi & Kanye West

                                  Kids See Ghosts

                                    Kanye West and Kid Cudi have unveiled their new collaborative album, "Kids Sees Ghosts". The seven-track release has the same minimalist ethos of "Ye" but sounds completely different, featuring more polished, haunting production and some surprising musical samples, as well as features from Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, and Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def).

                                    Kid Cudi unveiled the album artwork designed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Known for coining the postmodern art movement 'Superflat' influenced by the cartoon-like style of manga and anime. Murakami takes inspiration from a traditional Japanese landscape watercolour and converts it into a psychedelic scene for the album's artwork.

                                    "Kids See Ghosts" is the third of five new album projects from Kanye West. It follows on from Pusha T's Kanye-produced album "DAYTONA" and Kanye's eighth solo album "Ye". Next up: the release of Yeezy-produced albums from hip hop icon Nas and G.O.O.D. Music signee Teyana Taylor (aka the star of Kanye's "Fade" video).


                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Feel The Love
                                    Fire
                                    4th Dimension
                                    Freee (Ghost TOwn Pt.2)

                                    Reborn
                                    Kids See Ghosts 
                                    Cudi Montage

                                    Even by his own exceptional and unconventional standards, 2018's been a big year for Yeezy. Fresh from a derailed world tour, free of addiction to prescription painkillers and mostly on top of his mental health, the man responsible for some of the greatest hip hop and pop records (and best selling trainers) of the last twenty years got himself back in studio and slammed out a flawless string of killer releases on his G.O.O.D. music imprint. Sure, he still found time to stand beside Trump, shout out Candace Owens, offer some poorly thought out views on slavery and impersonate a highly conceptual Joseph Beuys piece, but music was his main focus this year - and all those incidents and accidents, hints and allegations make there way into the lyrical content of the mighty "Ye".
                                    His production work for Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Nas and the Kids See Ghosts LP was fire by anyone's standards, but Kanye always saves the best beats for himself, and "Ye" finds Kanye fusing autotuned soul, trap and the post Dilla sampling of his early years into an unpredictable soundbed, perfectly suited to his confessional lyricism.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. I Thought About Killing You
                                    A2. Yikes
                                    A3. All Mine
                                    B1. Wouldn't Leave (feat PARTYNEXTDOOR)
                                    B2. No Mistakes
                                    B3. Ghost Town (feat PARTYNEXTDOOR)
                                    B4. Violent Crimes

                                    'Blossoms second album sees them return with 11 tracks of 80s inspired synth-layered pop bliss. On lead single 'I Can't Stand It', the band bring the tempo up and combine it with cascading synth riffs, while 'There's A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)' brings a previously unheard anthemic rock quality to the bands sound'...

                                    Furthering their domination of the northern music scene, they take the rawkous sound of their debut and bolster it with the experience learnt from their time touring, absorbing influence from all corners of the musical spectrum. This is a confident and mature follow-up and one sure to cement their reputation and productivity for years to come. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Standard CD/LP
                                    1) There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)
                                    2) I Can’t Stand It
                                    3) Cool Like You
                                    4) Unfaithful
                                    5) Stranger Still
                                    6) How Long Will This Last
                                    7) Between The Eyes
                                    8) I Just Imagined You
                                    9) Giving Up The Ghost
                                    10) Lying Again
                                    11) Love Talk

                                    Deluxe Edition:
                                    1) There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)
                                    2) I Can’t Stand It
                                    3) Cool Like You
                                    4) Unfaithful
                                    5) Stranger Still
                                    6) How Long Will This Last
                                    7) Between The Eyes
                                    8) I Just Imagined You
                                    9) Giving Up The Ghost
                                    10) Lying Again
                                    11) Love Talk

                                    CD 2
                                    1) There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) (Acoustic)
                                    2) I Can’t Stand It (Acoustic)
                                    3) Cool Like You (Acoustic)
                                    4) Unfaithful (Acoustic)
                                    5) Stranger Still (Acoustic)
                                    6) How Long Will This Last (Acoustic)
                                    7) Between The Eyes (Acoustic)
                                    8) I Just Imagined You (Acoustic)
                                    9) Giving Up The Ghost (Acoustic)
                                    10) Lying Again (Acoustic)
                                    11) Love Talk (Acoustic)

                                    Benjamin Clementine

                                    I Tell A Fly

                                      Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine has announced plans for his much-anticipated second album, ‘I Tell A Fly’, Having recently collaborated with Damon Albarn for the latest Gorillaz album, Clementine’s debut album, ‘At Least For Now’, looked inwards and backwards, follow-up ‘I Tell A Fly’ looks forwards and outwards; to a changing world, ancient struggles, and the individual response. The results render 'I Tell A Fly' as compassionate and empathetic as it is angry, satirical, and critical. 

                                      Fake Sugar’ is the debut album from the critically acclaimed vocalist Beth Ditto. The former lead singer of Indie Rock mainstay’s the ‘Gossip’, Ditto’s first solo album encompasses 12 tracks of driving blues, malt-shop pop, swooning rock and countrified soul, including the single ‘Fire’. In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie, disco legend Cerrone and drumstep DJ Netsky, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs and appeared in Tom Ford's Oscar-nominated film, Nocturnal Animals. She’s also a newlywed, which has given her a fresh perspective on romance that informs several songs on Fake Sugar. "This is adulthood, baby," she quips. "You fought for marriage equality, now you gotta live in it." 

                                      The Strypes

                                      Spitting Image

                                        The Strypes are pleased to announce their third album – ‘Spitting Image’ – due for release on June 16th on Virgin EMI. The news comes alongside the announcement of a UK headline tour in the summer. A fabulously diverse record that effortlessly transcends the bands roots in adrenalized R&B, which has been produced by Ethan Johns (Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, The Vaccines, Laura Marling) and son of the legendary Rolling Stones / Beatles studio giant Glyn Johns. 

                                        The follow-up to 2014’s Hold My Home marks the band’s sixth to date and first for major label Capitol Records. According to a press release, it was inspired by the SoCal indie rockers’ hometown of Los Angeles.

                                        In anticipation, Cold War Kids have unboxed “Love Is Mystical”, an upbeat lead single punctuated by stomping piano. “It’s about supernatural love — looking for inspiration and meaning, surrendering to feeling, love calling out your name and that journey we must go on to find it,” said frontman Nathan Willett in a statement.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        01 Love Is Mystical 
                                        02 Can We Hang On? 
                                        03 So Tied Up 
                                        04 Restless 
                                        05 LA River 
                                        06 No Reason To Run 
                                        07 Open Up The Heavens 
                                        08 Invincible 
                                        09 Wilshire Protest 
                                        10 Luck Down 
                                        11 Ordinary Idols 
                                        12 Cameras Always On 
                                        13 Part Of The Night 
                                        14 Free To Breathe 

                                        A new EXTENDED CD version with 10 additional tracks, making it 22 tracks in total. 

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1 Charlemagne
                                        2 At Most A Kiss
                                        3 Getaway
                                        4 Honey Sweet
                                        5 Onto Her Bed
                                        6 Texia
                                        7 Blown Rose
                                        8 Smashed Pianos
                                        9 Cut Me And I’ll Bleed
                                        10 My Favourite Room
                                        11 Blow
                                        12 Deep Grass
                                        13 Winter Kiss
                                        14 Madeleine
                                        15 Smoke
                                        16 Stormy
                                        17 Across The Moor
                                        18 Polka Dot Bones
                                        19 For Evelyn
                                        20 Wretched Fate
                                        21 Fourteen
                                        22 Misery

                                        London four piece Bastille return with their long-awaited second album ‘Wild World’, following their worldwide number 1, multi-platinum debut album ‘Bad Blood’ which spawned the humungous chart and radio hit singles ‘Pompeii’, ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ and ‘Of The Night’. Bastille toured the world many times over in support of ‘Bad Blood’ writing and recording ‘Wild World’ along the way. Wild World retains the vivid, rich, filmic song-writing of its predecessor but pushes the band’s distinctive sound in exciting new directions.

                                        KT Tunstall returns with an explosive 11 track collection of songs on her fifth record ‘KIN’. A year later and ‘KIN’ was born. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Belle and Sebastien), and written and recorded by KT in LA, it exemplifies the very best of guitar pop. The album’s new focused sound is best heard on current single ‘Evil Eye’; a stripped back, primal rock ‘n’ roll track that seeded the whole record. The diverse collection also includes a duet with fan James Bay, the raucous rebellion of ‘It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am’, the shimmering pop of new single ‘Maybe It’s A Good Thing’ and ‘Run On Home’, the call to arms of ‘Hard Girls’, and the beautiful album closer ‘Love Is An Ocean’. 

                                        The Libertines

                                        Anthems For Doomed Youth

                                        The Libertines release their highly anticipated new album Anthems For Doomed Youth through Virgin EMI Records.

                                        Anthems For Doomed Youth was produced by Jake Gosling and recorded at Karma Sound Studios, Thailand, over 6 weeks during April and May 2015. It is The Libertines’ third album and their first in eleven years.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Barbarians
                                        2. Gunga Din
                                        3. Fame And Fortune
                                        4. Anthem For Doomed Youth
                                        5. You're My Waterloo
                                        6. Belly Of The Beast
                                        7. Iceman
                                        8. Heart Of The Matter
                                        9. Fury Of Chonburi
                                        10. The Milkman's Horse
                                        11. Glasgow Coma Scale Blues
                                        12. Dead For Love
                                        *13. Love On The Dole
                                        *14. Bucket Shop
                                        *15. Lust Of The Libertines
                                        *16. 7 Deadly Sins

                                        * Bonus Tracks Available On Deluxe CD Only.

                                        The Strypes are back with the new album ‘Little Victories’ which sees the young Irish fourpiece take an ever confident step forward from their acclaimed debut album ‘Snapshot’. The last 2 years have seen Josh, Ross, Evan and Pete tour around Europe, Australia, Japan and the US before returning to the studio to work on new music. The new album features the brand new single ‘Get Into It’ as well as live show favourites ‘Eighty-Four’ and ‘Scumbag City’.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Get Into It
                                        2. I Need To Be Your Only
                                        3. A Good Night's Sleep And A Cab Fare Home
                                        4. Eighty - Four
                                        5. Queen Of The Half Crown
                                        6. (I Wanna Be Your) Everyday
                                        7. Best Man
                                        8. Three Streets And A Village Green
                                        9. Now She's Gone
                                        10. Cruel Brunette
                                        11. Status Update
                                        12. Scumbag City
                                        13. Fill The Spaces In*
                                        14. Lovers Leave*
                                        15. Rejection*
                                        16. G. O. V.*

                                        * Bonus Tracks Available On Deluxe CD Edition Only.

                                        Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), get things rolling in their exuberant style with a performance lyric video for the song “Get It”: Three minutes and seven seconds of heaven for anyone who has, or hasn’t yet, seen Matt and Kim’s legendary live shows.

                                        Previously, Matt and Kim’s video for “Lessons Learned,” in which they strip naked in Times Square on a very cold February day, won an MTV Music Award for “Breakthrough Video” in 2009. 2012’s Lightning (FADER) featured the Alternative radio hit “Let’s Go” and single “Daylight” was certified Gold in the US and very close to platinum certification. All the while they toured the globe, becoming the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems on larger and larger scales.

                                        New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem return with their eagerly-anticipated new album ‘Get Hurt’. Recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg), ‘Get Hurt’ sees The Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw, stripped back rock ‘n’ roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging across folk, punk, and Americana. It is an album that is heavier, and yet at the same time more intimate, than anything they have produced to date.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Stay Vicious
                                        2. 1,000 Years
                                        3. Get Hurt
                                        4. Stray Paper
                                        5. Helter Skeleton
                                        6. Underneath The Ground
                                        7. Rollin' And Tumblin'
                                        8. Red Violins
                                        9. Selected Poems
                                        10. Ain't That A Shame
                                        11. Break Your Heart
                                        12. Dark Places
                                        *13. Sweet Morphine
                                        *14. Mama's Boys
                                        *15. Halloween

                                        *Bonus Tracks Available With Deluxe CD Edition Only.

                                        JACK WHITE, JEFF TWEEDY, FUN., JARVIS COCKER, JACK BLACK, AND A HOST OF OTHERS JOIN BECK TO BRING ACCLAIMED SHEET MUSIC-ONLY ALBUM TO LIFE

                                        The now legendary Beck, Song Reader - twenty Beck compositions previously released exclusively as stunningly illustrated sheet music in partnership with McSweeney’s - receives a long awaited traditional release when Warby Parker/Capitol Records issues the Beck Song Reader compilation album, produced by Beck and Randall Poster, known for his music supervision work with directors Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes and many others. Warby Parker will commemorate the release of Song Reader by reissuing limited-edition Carmichael frames created in collaboration with Beck, this time in Black Cherry—as well as a new edition of the Song Reader book, featuring two new prints from artist Marcel Dzama.

                                        The 20-track all-star collection features exclusively recorded versions of Song Reader charts by the likes of Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, David Johansen, Jason Isbell, Fun., Eleanor Friedberger, and several more including Beck himself.

                                        The Warby Parker release of Beck Song Reader marks the first officially recorded incarnation of the project, which has already inspired interpretations from hundreds of musicians the world over. The record includes the studio-quality debut of songs previously only played live either by Beck himself or at one of the handful of Song Reader concerts staged over the last two years. The most recent of these was presented by the L.A. Philharmonic in partnership with McSweeney’s and Warby Parker at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on November 24, 2013. Described by The Los Angeles Times as an “expertly delivered and received night… another big step in Beck's long, fascinating evolution,” the show’s highlights included Jarvis Cocker’s interpretively danced “Why Did You Make Me Care?" and Jack Black’s borderline frightening “We All Wear Cloaks,” the latter of which makes its recorded debut on the Beck Song Reader album.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Moses Sumney Title Of This Song
                                        2. Fun Please Leave A Light On When You Go
                                        3. Tweedy The Wolf Is On The Hill
                                        4. Norah Jones Just Noise
                                        5. Lord Huron Last Night You Were A Dream
                                        6. Bob Forest Saint Dude
                                        7. Jack White I’m Down
                                        8. Beck Heaven’s Ladder
                                        9. Juanes Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard
                                        10. Laura Marling Sorry
                                        11. Jarvis Cocker Eyes That Say “I Love You”
                                        12. David Johansen Rough On Rats
                                        13. Jason Isbell Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings
                                        14. The Last Polka Marc Ribot
                                        15. Eleanor Friedberger Old Shanghai
                                        16. Sparks Why Did You Make Me Care?

                                        Beck

                                        Morning Phase

                                          Touted as one of the most anticipated albums of 2014 by Mojo, Q, NME and the Sunday Times, ‘Morning Phase’ is the upcoming 12th album from Beck - his first for six years. The album has been described as a “companion piece” to the largely acoustic ‘Sea Change’ released in 2002. Jack White worked with Beck on three of the tracks on the album which also features Meidal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr and Jason Falkner.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Cycle
                                          2. Morning
                                          3. Heart Is A Drum
                                          4. Say Goodbye
                                          5. Blue Moon
                                          6. Unforgiven
                                          7. Wave
                                          8. Don't Let It Go
                                          9. Blackbird Chain
                                          10. Phase
                                          11. Turn Away
                                          12. Country Down
                                          13. Waking Light

                                          Lorde

                                          Tennis Court EP

                                            Enigmatic 16-year old star in the making ‘Lorde’ is Ella Yelich O’Connor from New Zealand.

                                            Inspired by the likes of Burial, James Blake and David Lynch films – she’s inventing her own sound, writing music filled with inventive lyricism. Currently recording her album for September release.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Tennis Court
                                            2. Swingin Party
                                            3. Biting Down
                                            4. Bravado


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