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BTSTU (remastered) (12" + insert)
XL
Cat: XL 534T. Rel: 18 Oct 19
Indie
  1. BTSTU (demo) (3:39)
  2. BTSTU (edit) (3:27)
Review: Is this pop? Is this experimental? These are the thoughts that will have crossed many minds when encountering the kind of baffle Jai Paul offers. A guy who seems intent on creating curveball works of art, "BTSTU" in many ways is minimalist stuff, save for the concepts behind the sounds. Or at least its structures give the illusion of minimalism. From the first waterfall of synth to the way in which vocals are allowed to (quite literally) speak for themselves - a multitude of characters with one voice - it's at once bound for the charts and your bookshelf of classic works.
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Cat: KALLISTACD 001. Rel: 17 Oct 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. No Trace
  2. Hype Sleep
  3. So Much Better
  4. Leaving For Japan
  5. I'm Conscious
  6. Don't Follow Me
  7. Heart Of Hearts
  8. Took A Long Time
  9. Creep Out Of Bed
  10. Push On
Review: Over the course of her three year solo career, London-based Australian Carla Dal Forno has steadily moved from a dark, stylish and bleak all-electronic sound to something a little warmer and more organic in tone. On "Look Up Sharp", her third album, she continues this trend, complimenting her usual lo-fi drum machines and synths with low-slung post-punk bass and the kind of pastoral, traditional instrumentation more often associated with folk music (think flutes, recorders, clarinet etc.). It's a curious blend, but one that works wonderfully well throughout the album, and especially on those songs to which she adds evocative, often melancholic vocals.
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ANIMA (CD)
XL
Cat: XL 987CD. Rel: 19 Jul 19
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Traffic
  2. Last I Heard (...He Was Circling The Drain)
  3. Twist
  4. Dawn Chorus
  5. I Am A Very Rude Person
  6. Not The News
  7. The Axe
  8. Impossible Knots
  9. Runwayaway
Review: It's taken a while, but finally Thom Yorke's impressive third solo album, "ANIMA", is available on wax (and in a fetching shade of orange, too). A future classic that continues the legacy he started with XL Recordings back in 2006 (with his solo debut The Eraser), ANIMA is well worth picking up, as Yorke and co-producer Nigel Godrich offer up evocative, off-kilter songs built around the twin attractions of the Radiohead man's distinctive vocals and skewed backing tracks rich in layered electronic noise, body-bending sub-bass, discordant synthesizer parts and intriguingly jaunty drum loops. Highlights are plentiful throughout, from the creepy, lo-fi ambient swirl of "Last I Heard (...He Was Circling the Drain)" and "Dawn Chorus" (a blissfully dewy-eyed early morning soundscape), to the low-slung, post-trip-hop hum of "I Am A Very Rude Person" and the fizzing, jazz-fired thrust of "Impossible Knots". Melancholic, yes. Deep and self-effacing, of course. Nihilistic, not really. Percussive futurist sub-pop is back.
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No Home Record (cassette)
Cat: OLE 1379MC. Rel: 11 Oct 19
Indie
  1. Sketch Artist (2:59)
  2. Air BnB (4:23)
  3. Paprika Pony (4:13)
  4. Murdered Out (3:44)
  5. Don't Play It (4:54)
  6. Cookie Butter (6:38)
  7. Hungry Baby (3:39)
  8. Earthquake (4:23)
  9. Get Yr Life Back (5:36)
Review: When you use words like "prickly", "abrasive" and "uncompromising" it's rarely flattering. Consider Kim Gordon's exceptional powerhouse long form one of the exceptions. As far removed from music for the masses as you could hope for, it takes a particular talent to deliver work like "No Record Home". Labels such as punk certainly apply, but it's less about mouths gushing spittle amid the deafening screams of guitars and raucous vocals, and more about overall attitude. No change there for this co-founder of the mighty Sonic Youth then. Loud and intelligent, forthright and yet heartfelt and tender in its own unforgiving way, it's as far removed from wall of sound discordance as it is anything you could describe as remotely over-explored. Marrying the bloody-lipped electro of Peaches and body blow lows of EBM with gritty rock 'n' roll chords, those looking for originality that oozes repeatability should consider their hunt over, for now at least.
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  1. Arctic Monkeys - "Leave Before The Lights Come On"
  2. The Newell Octet - "Baby I'm Yours"
Review: A brand new studio recording of the now live smash "Leave Before The Lights Come On" shows Alex Turner and gang further honing their songwriting craft with a track which could well turn out to be one of their finest.
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Immunity (CD)
Cat: 929918 5027. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Alewife
  2. Impossible
  3. Closer To You
  4. North
  5. Bags
  6. Softly
  7. Sofia
  8. White Flag
  9. Feel Something
  10. Sinking
  11. I Wouldn't Ask You
Review: Three years ago, teenager Claire Cottrill became a viral sensation via her song "Pretty Girl", a bedroom produced slice of lo-fi pop perfection that earned her a legion of online fans. Now 20, Cottrill has delivered a debut album that's as intimate and confessional as her earlier work, but a little more polished production wise. As critics have pointed out, "Immunity" offers the best of both worlds and is packed with arresting, interesting songs. Check, for example, the drowsy, other-worldly dream pop of "Alewife", the R&B-influenced indie-pop shuffle of "Closer To You", the rock-fired growl of "North", the glistening, pedal steel-sporting goodness of "Safely" and the glitchy late night sweetness of "Sinking".
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Schlagenheim (CD + insert)
Cat: RT 0073CD. Rel: 21 Jun 19
Indie
  1. 953
  2. Speedway
  3. Reggae
  4. Near DT, MI
  5. Western
  6. Of Schlagenhein
  7. Bmbmbm
  8. Years Ago
  9. Ducter
Review: The best thing since the Klaxons or Bloc Party have arrived. black midi! The student art rock band are bringing a new youthful energy and slight of malice back to the arena of post-indie inspired alternative guitar and synth music. They make this overtly known from the start with the supercharged opener that is "953", introducing an album that is said to have laid down eight of the record's nine tracks in just five days. Drums are fast and skittering, rhythms are dancey and guitars keep it Madchester jangley. "Speedway" (is that a wry Prodigy reference?) is among the album's highlights alongside the punk-funky "bmbmbm" and the short but trippy "Years Ago". With a 100 per cent backing by UK music institution Rough Trade: meet this generation's newest sensation.
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Remixes Volume 1 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 046-1/MT 012. Rel: 29 May 18
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Autarkic - "Screaming (To Be With You)" (feat The White Screen)
  2. JD Twitch - "Dalbouka"
  3. Sneaker - "I Looked For You"
  4. Die Orangen - "Rattling Ghosts"
Review: After teaming up to release the scintillating works of C Cat Trance in their original 80s form on Screaming Ghosts, Emotional Rescue and Malka Tuti join forces once again to deliver a ludicrously talented roster of remixers who catapult John Rees Lewis' cult group into thrilling new spatial and temporal zones. Autarkic decides to go for the full-tilt cover version on "Screaming (To Be With You)", with ample help from The White Screen, while JD Twitch roughs up "Dalbouka" into a quintessential slab of ethno-motorik body music. Sneaker's take on "I Looked For You" emphasizes the atmospheric tension in the original, giving the track a cinematic scope, and Die Orangen's "Rattling Ghosts" finishes the record on an appropriately ominous, subtly industrial tone.
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BAH 044 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: BAH 044. Rel: 08 May 18
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Eclectic Day (9:20)
  2. Smokin' The Roach (6:08)
  3. The Box (5:51)
Review: Horton Jupiter has been skirting around various cosmically-inclined outfits for many years now, but this release marks his first outright solo venture, and where better for it to blast off from than the celestial circus sideshow of Bahnsteig 23? The record launches in a fit of kosmische bravado, all nagging arpeggios, warbling leads, sustained guitars and a healthy dose of drama. "Eclectic Day" is certainly a fitting title. "Smokin' The Roach" is an equally bombastic affair, although with a chirpier disposition and some Italian-sounding vocals, and then "The Box" finishes the EP off with a grungy trip through bongo beatdowns and fuzz guitar for those who like their psych music with a vintage twist.


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Cat: OLE 14552. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Sister Buddha (Intro)
  2. I Know Where The Summer Goes
  3. Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
  4. Jill Pole
  5. I'll Keep It Inside
  6. Safety Valve
  7. The Colour's Gonna Run
  8. Another Day, Another Night
  9. Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying
  10. Wait & See What The Day Holds
  11. Sister Buddha
  12. This Letter
  13. We Were Never Glorious
Review: Considering their penchant for spinning yarns and the cinematographically-suited nature of much of their work, it's surprising "Days Of The Bagnold Summer" is only Belle & Sebastian's second shot at a movie score. The last was 2001's '"Storytelling", accompanying Todd Solondz's movie of the same name, and they certainly did a good job then. So, high expectations this time round. For those unfamiliar, their latest foray into the film world partners the directorial debut of Simon Bird, best known to many as one of "The Inbetweeners". The flick, an adaptation of Joff Winterhart's 2012 graphic novel, chronicles the life and times of a teenage metalhead and his single mother. The album perfectly accompanies but also contributes to that tale. Highly emotive instrumental tracks and classic B&S songs-proper, this OST is destined to go down well with the band's true believers.
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Cat: SC&P 003. Rel: 25 Sep 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Another View
  2. Together In The Dark
  3. Together In The Dark (Inga Mauer remix)
  4. Another View (The Golden Filter Revision)
Review: Snap, Crackle & Pop does the business once again as Berlin-based producer Curses steps up with the distinctly 1980s new wave stylings of "Another View". It's the kind of track that will have lovers of early The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy et al dancing in a hazy fever dream where early goth and indie meets with contemporary beats. "Together In The Dark" makes the point even clearer with a brooding trip through languid guitar, beyond the grave vocals and scuffed drums. Inga Mauer takes an entirely different tact with her remix of the latter track, conjuring up a particularly chilling acid daemon to jangle the nerves before The Golden Filter spook out "Another View" with heavy doses of reverb.
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Played by: Local Suicide
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DB7 001 (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: DB7 001. Rel: 25 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Blood, Campari & Sand (4:06)
  2. Meta Weta (4:38)
Review: The mighty Cherrystones originally dropped the crackling party heat of "Blood, Campari & Sand" on his own Bandcamp page, and now he's doing the right thing and committing it to wax via Duca Bianco. It's a vital, funk-rooted jam that revolves around dusty drum licks and piano, as badass as it is considered. "Meta Weta on the flip is equally cool in its execution, this time using some uneasy synth pulses that reverberate between the laconic step of the beat. Drawing on library music, Giallo and deep-digging grooves from the outer reaches, Cherrystones once again demonstrates his knack for off-kilter tackle to get the freakier party set moving in approval.
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For Ever (CD)
XL
Cat: XL 927CD. Rel: 14 Sep 18
Indie
  1. Smile
  2. Heavy, California
  3. Beat 54 (All Good Now)
  4. Cherry
  5. Happy Man
  6. Casio
  7. Mama Oh No
  8. House In LA
  9. Give Over
  10. Cosurmyne
  11. Home
  12. (More & More) It Ain't Easy
  13. Pray
Review: Following the runaway success of their Mercury Music Prize nominated 2014 debut album, Jungle moved to Los Angeles to record the follow-up. It didn't work out for a variety of musical and personal reasons, so they headed back to London and recorded "For Ever" instead. While some of the lyrics reflect on their musical and personal issues during that time, the resultant songs are as soulful, polished and jaunty as you'd expect. Check, for example, the sun-kissed disco-pop of "Heavy California", the sumptuous lo-fi soul shuffle of "Cherry", the head-nodding grooves and lyrical melancholy of "Happy Man" and the grandiose, bittersweet brilliance of "House In LA".
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Sneaker Mixes (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 063. Rel: 19 Nov 18
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Lee Harvey Oswald (Sneaker "Maquette" mix) (8:40)
  2. Trans Amor Express (Sneaker "Traaans" mix) (7:06)
  3. John Wayne (Sneaker "Dynamic" mix) (5:50)
Review: Emotional Rescue did the diggers another great service by gathering up the recorded material from Bordeaux synth-pop outliers Takenoko, and now they're sweetening the deal even further with this EP of wild style mixes from Dresden maverick Sneaker DJ. Picking three of the strongest tracks from the L'Amour Est Mon Arme collection, he comes up with three drastically diverse end results to suit the most adventurous selectors. The "Maquette" mix of "Lee Harvey Oswald" has a wonderfully lo-fi finish that accentuates the DIY new wave angles of Takenoko, while the "Traaans" mix of "Trans Amor Express" becomes a trippy, brittle beat excursion that should appeal to lovers of oddball 80s dub mixes. The "Dynamic" version of "John Wayne" finishes the record off in bombastic fashion, all boxy beats and powerful synth lines punching out underneath the quintessential wavey vocals.
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Wanderer (CD)
Cat: WIGCD 435. Rel: 05 Oct 18
Indie
  1. Wanderer
  2. In Your Face
  3. You Get
  4. Woman
  5. Horizon
  6. Stay
  7. Black
  8. Robbin Hood
  9. Nothing Really Matters
  10. Me Voy
  11. Wanderer/Exit
Review: It seems everyone has their own story when it comes to Cat Power; from first albums purchased, to seeing her perform live on stage with a broken ankle, all the while never ceasing to maintain her blissful air of elegance and withdrawn charisma. Chan Marshall's latest album, six years from her last, provides her debut on Domino, bringing with it three defining aspects, most notably a collaboration with Lana Del Rey on title track "Woman". A Rihanna cover version of "Stay" also makes an appearance mid-way through while tinges of auto-tune inside "Horizon" only add to her continuous extension of folky, blues & roots Americana.
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Cat: WIGCD 451. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Walk Away
  2. Hope
  3. Southern Sky
  4. Gretel
  5. Taking
  6. Near
  7. Project 2
  8. Bad Man
  9. Sugar
  10. In My Arms
  11. Cow
  12. Crime
  13. SugarHouse (live)
Review: If you're new to the Alex Giannascoli's world then make yourself comfortable - chances are, like us, you'll be here for a while. There are so many tangents, threads and stylistic shifts of shape it's possible to dive into his back catalogue and spend years never getting bored. It's now far quicker to understand what we're talking about, though, thanks to his latest album. There are multiple personalities at play here than you'd think could be coherent, but coherent this record is. Opener "Walk Away" sounds like an overview of the whole thing - growing from desperate cry into a grandiose, captivating thing of real beauty via reversed-out backing track and looped lyrics. All very Beta Band. From there we're locked-in, through the shimmering melodies of "Taking" to "Sugar"'s deep, tense atmospheric crescendos and vocoders. Ending on the stunning brass-accented blues rock of "SugarHouse (Live)", it's as complete a record as you could ask for.
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Cat: BEC 5650090. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Wedding
  2. Whitsand Bay
  3. Insecurity
  4. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  5. Driving
  6. Lately
  7. Lying Low
  8. Forever Is A Long Time
  9. The Light
  10. Sex Emoji
  11. Walking In The Dark
  12. Insecure
  13. Miracle Rooftop
  14. Upset My Girlfriend
  15. Wedding Bells
  16. Lately (Going Spare)
  17. Ur Mixtape
Review: God bless Metronomy. Pioneers of a dance-indie crossover that was less garish and day-glow hued than the Nu Rave movement dominant back then. Their sixth full-length comes in the 10th anniversary year of their first, and proves the band have grown and fine-tuned, rather than got lost and forgotten why they came out to begin with. Despite clear development, though, the spirit of that inaugural effort is still here, and arguably in more generous helpings than any outing between then and now. Equal parts playful and earnest, there's plenty here to fall in love with. Single-worthy outings like the bouncy, floor-filler "Salted Caramel Ice Cream" and the appropriately titled pairing "Wedding" and "Wedding Bells" are confident and big room sounding. "The Light" veers into dubbier, more introverted directions, whereas "Upset My Girlfriend" shows them at their most heart-achingly beautiful and human. Exquisite, as usual.
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Dirty Frequencies (transparent with red & yellow splatter vinyl LP)
Cat: ERS 012. Rel: 29 Sep 14
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Reverse
  2. Shout Out Loud
  3. Dirty D
  4. Forward
  5. Mary
  6. Dream (Don't Give Up)
  7. Cool Breeze
  8. Amen
Review: Emotional Response welcome Detroit's Fuxa to the label with a mini-album that takes their trademark pyschedelic guitar and synth instrumental rock and showcases the more spiritual and ethereal creativity running within. Specially curated from Fuxa's two recent digital only albums - "Dirty D" and "Frequencies for Physical, Mental and Spiritual Healing" - this special 8 track selection sees each album represented on one side of vinyl. Highlighting band leader Randall Neimann's talent, a mastery of the studio that creates a wall of (mellow) sound that envelops and encases in equal measure. While very much Randall's band, the colloborative nature of the project sees numurous artists appear, with members from Mazzy Star, Add N To (X), Dean & Britta, Spiritualized and founding member Ryan Anderson all providing willing support to seek his primal sound. Noteworthy too is his first appearance as lead vocalist. It is the uplifting to hear his voice on the celebratory Shout Out Loud, the paean of Dream (Don't Give Up) and finally the blissedout-surf-psychedelia of Amen. Dirty Frequencies is a welcome departure for the label, a pyschedelic turn in the mold of the Nick Nicely (ERS005) release, but all the better for it because these sounds and ideas deserve to be heard. An inner trip yes, but really a celebration of the deeper part of the soul - a way to connect.
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Cat: SPCD 1250. Rel: 14 Sep 18
Indie
  1. Quorum
  2. Dancing & Blood
  3. Fly
  4. Tempest
  5. Always Up
  6. Always Trying To Work It Out
  7. The Son, The Sun
  8. Dancing & Fire
  9. Poor Sucker
  10. Rome (Always In The Dark)
  11. Disarray
Review: Minnesota couple Low have been around the block, lets say roughly 25 times, and it's been the Seattle-based Sub Pop label that's really become home to their music after several drops for the ambient-laced Kranky. I mean, hey, some have even called their music 'dinner party epochal'. Static and noise and other more experimental techniques in production provide a livid colour to this album, take in "Dancing in Blood" for example, with its industrial and subdued goth influences, or the pumping white noise and distortion of album opener "Quorum". Further down the tracklist is "Fly", a naturally melancholic number but far from depressive, with this track in particular hitting a sweet spot in the same way Massive Attack's "Teardrop" does. Very cool LP.
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Close It Quietly (cassette)
Cat: SPCS 1320. Rel: 04 Oct 19
Indie
  1. Moonsea (0:30)
  2. Cosmic Shop (0:30)
  3. 41st (0:30)
  4. So Blue (0:30)
  5. A Joke (0:30)
  6. Rings (On A Tree) (0:30)
  7. Actin' Weird (0:30)
  8. Windows (0:30)
  9. Never Would (0:30)
  10. Self Destruct (0:30)
  11. Wannago (0:30)
  12. I'm It (0:30)
  13. Trunk Of A Tree (0:30)
  14. Last Season's Textures (0:30)
  15. Even Though I Knew (0:30)
  16. UFO (0:30)
  17. Marbles (0:30)
  18. Did You Find (0:30)
  19. A Hit (0:30)
  20. With Great Purpose (0:30)
  21. This Swirling (0:30)
Review: When bands hit album four, two things can happen - or three. Some suffer from a crisis of creativity, opting to regurgitate or, worse still, stagnate. Others opt for reinvention, with as many getting it right as going well off-piste, alienating faithful fans in the process. The lucky ones, meanwhile, hit the nail on the head with their most accomplished and complete work to date. Consider Frankie Cosmos among the lucky ones, then, not that luck had much to do with it. Recorded in their New York hometown, everything about the record feels comfortable in that there's nothing forced, and yet it engages and grabs from the off. Lilting, lo-fi rock 'n' roll odes to love, life and the genre itself, anyone who's ever wondered what Cate Le Bon might sound like having a pancake breakfast with The Orielles should grab a seat at this table.
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Cat: BELLACD 800HZ. Rel: 10 Sep 18
Indie
  1. A Perfect Miracle
  2. I'm Your Man
  3. Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go
  4. Let's Dance
  5. On The Sunshine
  6. Damaged
  7. The Morning After
  8. The Prize
  9. Sail On Through
Review: It's been a whopping six years since the last Spiritualized album and Jason Pierce, the founding, spearhead member, behind the group's success honourably lives up to expanding the notion of 'space rock' into 2018, and beyond. On the airwaves it's been "I'm Your Man" that's charted most attention, a sombre-ish, horn-blowing, western number with a touch of the blues. Meanwhile there's also "Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go", a song that is said to be a list of instructions that leads the listener to Pierce's house. "The route is real," he says, while singing about rusty gates, paraphernalia and radios. Space may be the place, but if not, try over at Spiritualized.
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Cat: BELLA 914CD. Rel: 05 Jul 19
Indie
  1. Dive
  2. Bulletproof
  3. Passerby
  4. The Velvet Fog
  5. Never Be Without You
  6. Only In Dreams
  7. Careless Sun
  8. Spiders
  9. The Light That Shines On Everyone
  10. Home
  11. Mountains
  12. The Ever Turning Wheel
Review: The Soft Cavalry have arrived, a new project of husband & wife duo Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell. Their debut, self-titled album has been described as falling somewhere between Pink Floyd, Talk Talk and R.E.M. To put it another way; slow motion stoner surf rock meets subtle shades of folk and washed-out Shoegaze. Dancier and straight-laced drums primed with disco energy also find their way into tracks like "Bulletproof". The album finds its unique space in seemingly being able to create a new study into cosmic folkology; perfectly weighted with atmospheres that drift across and through the album's many dimensions.
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Cat: BELLA 943CD. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone
  2. Evening Prayer aka Justice
  3. Transition From Nowhere To Nowhere
  4. Rated R Crusaders
  5. Trauma
  6. Thermometer
  7. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
  8. Blown
  9. My Teeth Hurt
  10. In America
  11. What Can You Do But RocknRoll
Review: Troubadour for the dejected, rejected, never-did-fits, Ezra Furman deserves to be ranked among the greatest songwriters of our time. On "Twelve Nudes" he takes the hard-learnt lessons of previous records and channels that anger, desperation, euphoria, fear and hope into an impassioned call to arms - his finest since "Perpetual Motion People". In many ways, this is a far more positive outing, too, or at least one that largely keeps the focus on big noise. "My Teeth Hurt" and "Thermometer" are ferocious, head-banging whirlwinds. "Evening Prayer aka Justice" throws fists to the air with protest-esque pride. "Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone" offers Northern Soul-leaning drums and rhythms. Of course, there's still room for freaky, introspective rockabilly melancholia - namely "I Wanna be Your Girlfriend". Like Furman himself on-stage, it's unashamed and unwilling to compromise, making for one of this year's finest bloody-lipped, sweat-soaked rock 'n' roll records.
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Dionysus (CD)
Cat: PIASR 440CDX. Rel: 02 Nov 18
Indie
  1. Act I: Sea Borne/Liberator Of Minds/Dance Of The Bacchantes
  2. Act II:The Mountain/The Invocation/The Forest/Psychopomp
Review: The legendary Dead Can Dance return with their first studio album in six years! Coming from a school of Australian music pioneers that include Severed Heads and Essendon Airport among their class, this latest missive sees the duo maintain their psychedelic, exotic and mystic sound, with hints of witchcraft and ritualisms eternally abound. The album pays homage to Dionysus, Greek God of wine, fertility and religious ecstasy, and naturally the album oozes these qualities itself. Across the LP Brendan Perry plys his hand to a mass of instruments heard as otherworldly to the west, with a specific set stemming from the Balkans with an ensemble use of zournas, gadulkas and gaidas. Meanwhile Lisa Gerrad's exquisite voice remains as haunting as it ever was, be up front in the mix or lurking amongst the album's lush atmospheres. The Dead Can Still Dance.
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Edge Of Darkness (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: VIVOD 022. Rel: 11 Jun 18
Techno
  1. Female Predator
  2. Fear Eats The Soul
  3. Edge Of Darkness
  4. Basic Structure
Review: Emergent duo Broken Arrows were previously spotted lurking around Giallo Disco back in 2015, so you should have some idea of the kind of lurid late night machine sleaze they like to get their hands dirty with. They've now slid over to the sympathetic but marginally more techno-minded Vivod imprint with a new clutch of deviant heaters for those adventurous dancefloor spaces where B-movie sounds reign supreme. "Female Predator" is a tough EBM-tinted workout with plenty of jack in its stack, while "Fear Eats The Soul" takes a more synth-wave approach with some speech samples thrown in for good measure. "Edge Of Darkness" is a more tense affair that pings arpeggios around a minor key refrain, and then "Basic Structure" whips out the hardest track on the record, a lithe industrial stomper laden with rhythmic noise and a mean synth bassline that will hit your solar plexus like a battering ram.
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Cherry (CD)
Cat: IDIB 42CD. Rel: 09 Aug 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Cherry's Dream
  2. I Can't Keep Running
  3. Red Car
  4. Ceremony (feat Ida No)
  5. At Your Door (8 track demo)
  6. White Light
  7. Candy
  8. Hands In The Dark
  9. Cherry
  10. Lady (On Film)
  11. Shadow (Take Me Down)
  12. Looking For Love (extended Disco version)
  13. Cherry (vocal)
  14. Ceremony (instrumental)
  15. Vertigo
  16. Lady Night Drive
  17. Headlight's Glare
  18. Cherry (instrumental)
Review: On its initial vinyl and download release late last year, Cherry was proclaimed by critics as being one of Chromatics' strongest albums to date. Given that the Portland band have now released seven acclaimed sets, that's some claim. This first "deluxe" CD edition adds previously unheard cuts and alternative versions, but it's the core set - featured on the first half of the CD - that really sparkles. As you might expect, it's not only full of the atmospheric, slow motion synth-pop with which they made their name, but also a swathe of cuts heavily influenced by the cinematioc soundtrack work Jonny Jewel has been concentrating on since their previous full-length dropped back in 2012. In other words, it's quite possibly Chromatics' most evocative and rounded set to date.
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Played by: Chris Coco
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Cat: SC 377CD. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Giving Up
  2. Used To Be Lonely
  3. Before I Know It
  4. Song For Ty
  5. Valleys (My Love)
  6. Rhododendron
  7. My Lfie Alone
  8. Day & Night
  9. Friend Of Mine
  10. Forever Turned Around
Review: From the moment opening track "Giving Up" hits you with its timeless pop rock romanticism you're immediately transported to some bygone era, when the charts really meant something, everything on the radio inspired boy-meeting-girl, vice versa, or indeed non-binary-meeting-non-binary. You know - when things were right with the world. Dangerously close to pastiche, the quality of the songwriting and infectious instrumentation elevate this second long form from Chicago's greatest hope(s) to a whole other level. Listen to the brass work on "Rhododendron", a jaunty walk in the park after that surprisingly good first date. "Valleys (My Love)" anthemic chorus and lilting strings. The crooning guitars of "Before I Know It". These tracks pay homage to golden era love songs, when mainstream was experimental because so little had come before. And yet they all stand up today - mesmerising proof that fashions come and go, but style is omnipresent.
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Cat: REG 018. Rel: 29 Jan 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Rushing Through My Mind (Mang Dynasty extended version) (8:03)
  2. Rushing Through My Mind (Mang Dynasty instrumental version) (7:00)
  3. Rushing Through My Mind (Mang Dynasty radio edit) (3:56)
Review: Ray Mang's slick disco stable Mangled calls upon a new pair of provocateurs to lay down a sun-kissed steamer to blow away those winter blues. The agents in question are Josefin Ohrn and The Liberation, and their "Mang Dynasty" is every inch the Balearic idyll rendered in a long form discoid jam. The extended version on the A side fully floats out into gently psychedelic waters guided by Ohrn's infectious hook, "I've got you rushing through my mind." For those who just want the groove there's the instrumental mix available as well, or you can always plump for the radio edit if time is short.
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Moto (Man Power remix) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: C 004. Rel: 18 Jun 18
Techno
  1. Moto
  2. Fe
  3. Ansia
  4. Moto (Man Power remix)
Review: After appearing on the first Calypso Records release out of Mexico last year, Colossio returns to the fray with a whole EP of sleazy jams for the warm up crowd to get nasty to. "Moto" is a grinding crossover track that features dirty garage guitars to match the low-slung synth undulations and sizzling disco beat, while "Fe" throws the windows open for a ranging cut centred around all kinds of instrumentation played with a post-punk looseness. "Ansia" keeps things nervous and atmospheric without skimping on party energy, and then Man Power swoops in for a remix of "Moto" that keeps things spooky while injecting a swinging groove into the mix.
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Cat: SC&P 004. Rel: 08 Jan 18
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Chain Store
  2. Nowhere To Nowhere
  3. Popcorn
  4. Chain Store (Manfredas remix)
  5. Nowhere To Nowhere (Mondowski remix)
Review: After equally wonderful turns from Junto Club, Deeds and Curses!, emergent deviant disco denizens Snap Crackle & Pop invite a band called Uncanny Valley to offer up their unique brand of deathly wave music shot through with on-point beyond the grave vocals. "Chain Store" is a nightmarish march through wobbly synths while "Nowhere To Nowhere" plots a strident course with its bouncing beat and fulsome, undulating bass. "Popcorn" flips the script with its uptempo thrust, but the vintage synth-pop threads are still the dominant force in the music. Manfredas drops a remix of "Chain Store" that maintains the freakiness with a slow but heavy house lurch, and then Mondowski strips the meat from "Nowhere To Nowhere" and leaves a potent, skeletal club treatment behind.
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Reward (CD)
Cat: MEX 2502. Rel: 24 May 19
Indie
  1. Miami
  2. Daylight Matters
  3. Home To You
  4. Mother's Mother's Magazines
  5. Here It Comes Again
  6. Sad Nudes
  7. The Light
  8. Magnificient Gestures
  9. You Don't Love Me
  10. Meet The Man
Review: It's been ticking on three years since Cate Le Bon gave us Crab Day, the Welsh singer-songwriter's third album before now. With horns very much a focal point in Le Bon's unique sound throughout the album, it's their fusion with synths that really accent their impact. Breezy, post-90s jazz numbers that nudge at memories of shoegaze and The Cranberries make their way into early sections of the album too, with playful French pop gestures finding their way through motifs of art rock and New Yorkian post punk and new wave. Given a slighty different slant as it's sung through a welsh guise, Le Bon's ability to carry celtic-like themes through her music furthermore adds to a subtle mysticism in her sound that's playful and bluesy with a folk touch.

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Cat: EE 001CD. Rel: 22 Feb 19
Indie
  1. Into The Payzone
  2. Kebab Spider
  3. Policy Cream
  4. OBCT
  5. When You Come Up To Me
  6. Top It Up
  7. Flipside
  8. Subtraction
  9. Firewall
  10. Big Burt
  11. Discourse
  12. Negative Script
Review: Unabashed satirical wares straight outta Nottingham, Sleaford Mods somewhat charming embrace of British provincialism sees the semi-ironic nature of their music nestle itself in a space shared with Jamie T, Mike Skinner and Blackout Crew. Slightly wayward, political and patronising, their music can sometimes come off something like a scene out of Peep Show, though however tongue-in-cheek their commentary of the UK life can be, it's a gloriously proud album of cultural identity, and in among references to chip tune, bedroom produced beats, alternative Madchester-era sounds to rap and spoken word, it's a record embracing hoodies and trainers as much as it does anarchy and builder's tea. Oi!
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Vol 4 (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: TURB 017. Rel: 22 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Keeping Up With The Commodore (3:17)
  2. Whatever Happened To The Hippies? (4:32)
Review: Turbotrax was an intermittent curio that belched out of the Bristol underground in a fit of tongue in cheek edits and samples back in the '00s. Someone's clearly rebooted the mainframe and brought this elusive collective out of hiding for another bout of cheeky lifts from more esoteric corners of culture. Library Vultures says it all - this is the work of dedicated diggers pulling forgotten bits n' pieces out of retirement, such as, on the A side here, the storming theme to a Commodore advert, and giving it a buff up more extended retro-pleasure. "Whatever Happened To The Hippies?" on the flip is a more light-hearted affair with a jaunty lilt and a message of positivity for all.
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Played by: 45 Live
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XL
Cat: XL 906CD. Rel: 23 Mar 18
Indie
  1. Connected By Love
  2. Why Walk A Dog?
  3. Corporation
  4. Abulia & Akrasia
  5. Hypermisophoniac
  6. Ice Station Zebra
  7. Over & Over & Over
  8. Everything You've Ever Learned
  9. Respect Commander
  10. Ezmerelda Steals The Show
  11. Get In Mind Shaft
  12. What's Done Is Done
  13. Humoresque
Review: Boarding House Reach is the third solo album from Jack White, a man who really should need no introduction by now. Where 2014's 'Lazaretto' was a cohesive and indulgent gothic collage of country, soul, Americana and rock, 'Boarding House Reach' sees White ambitiously add layers of hip-hop, experimental and electronic influences. Twists and turns come thick and fast, from the fuzzy organ soul of 'Why Walk A Dog?', the poetic preacherman monologue of 'Abulia and Akrasia', the jittery and crunchy hip-hop 'Ice Station Zebra' to the stunningly laid-bare folk and wrought piano chords of closing track 'Humoresque'. This breadth of sounds makes the album compelling and unpredictable from start to finish, and a fascinating addition to Jack White's juggernaut of a discography.
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A Moon Shaped Pool (CD + booklet)
XL
Cat: XLCD 790. Rel: 17 Jun 16
Indie
  1. Burn The Witch (3:41)
  2. Daydreaming (6:26)
  3. Decks Dark (4:41)
  4. Desert Island Disk (3:44)
  5. Ful Stop (6:07)
  6. Glass Eyes (2:53)
  7. Identikit (4:26)
  8. The Numbers (5:44)
  9. Present Tense (5:03)
  10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief (4:38)
  11. True Love Waits (5:08)
Review: There was naturally much excitement when A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead's surprise ninth studio set, popped up on streaming and download services back in May. Here it gets a CD release, offering those who prefer physical products a chance to bathe in its' woozy eccentricities. Seen by some as a return to their arty rock roots following an extended period spend exploring electronics, the album's 11 tracks draw on a variety of influences (krautrock, ambient, Pavement, James Blake, Stockhausen, intense melancholia etc.), with predictably impressive results. Occasionally elegant, string-laden and grandiose, always beautiful, and sometimes intensely moving, A Moon Shaped Pool is undeniably up there with the band's best work.
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Cat: 889854 12022. Rel: 10 Mar 17
Indie
  1. Name For You
  2. Painting A Hole
  3. Cherry Hearts
  4. Fantasy Island
  5. Mildenhall
  6. Rubber Ballz
  7. Half A Million
  8. Dead Alive
  9. Heartworms
  10. So Now What
  11. The Fear
Review: As someone whose melancholy melodic flair and poetic skills have helped to shape a fair chunk of twenty-first century indie-pop, Jamre Mercer might have been forgiven for resting on his laurels at this stage, but the good news is that this fifth album marks a fruitful evolution for this wordy and ornate stylings whilst still offering the solace of old. The self-produced songs here are replete with sunny pop tuneage, new wavey vigour and electronic ornamentation, and the wordplay sharp. Older and wiser twenty year into the band's life, Mercer may be world-weary, yet his skills remain evergreen.
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Desire (CD)
Cat: 889854 20282. Rel: 06 Oct 17
Indie
  1. Beautiful Ones
  2. Ready To Go
  3. People Like Us
  4. Something I Need To Know
  5. Thinking Of You
  6. Wherever You Go
  7. Chaperone
  8. Boyfriend
  9. Walk Away
  10. Wait Up
  11. Spotlight
  12. Hold On To Me
  13. Magnificent
Review: The immaculately suave and stylish duo Hurts, formed of synthesist Adam Anderson & vocalist Theo Hutchcraft are back with their fourth full-length 'Desire'. The album is packed with huge, stadium-filling anthems, as we've come to expect from them. However, the more curious moments come from track such as the stripped back ballad 'Chaperone', or the heavily Prince-inspired 'Boyfriend', or the infectious neo-soul of 'Spotlights'. Matching the duo, this production is equally slick, and this fourth missive is as impressive, heady and irresistible as any of their previous.
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Cat: ERC 068. Rel: 26 Nov 18
Indie
  1. Psycho Killer (4:16)
  2. Psycho Killer (Double Wave edit) (4:34)
Review: The latest dusted down archival dig from Emotional Rescue is by Politrio, a short-lived new wave / post punk band from Italy who released one album in the mid 80s. The focus of this release is their cover of Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," which originally appeared on the Amnesty International P.E.A.C.E Benefit Compilation in 1987. It's a wild take full of rampant guitar wailing and limber slap bass that teeters towards the 80s funk rock of Faith No More et al, and that's no bad thing at all. On the B side of this 7" Double Wave gets busy in the edit, offering up a stripped back version for the spinners.
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Played by: Manu•Archeo
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Stollwerck Single (40 gram 7")
Cat: ERC 044. Rel: 23 May 17
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. Phantom Band/Linear Johnson & The Protons - "Rush Rush"
  2. Drums Off Chaos - "Drums Off Chaos"
Review: The sadly departed Jaki Liebezeit was the kind of drummer whose influence will be continually recognised over the decades to come. Best known for his work in Can, there are also many more sides to this singular sticksman, and Emotional Rescue has chosen to shine a light on his post-Can period living in Stollwerck. On the A side of this 7" curio is the sound of Phantom Band with Linear Johnson & The Protons. "Rush Rush" has a spiky new wave bent to it, but still Liebezeit's drumming stands out. The B side "Drums Off Chaos" need little explanation - it's the sound of one of the all-time drumming greats letting rip in a ferocious blast of percussive abandon.
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JD TWITCH/VARIOUS
Kreaturen Der Nacht (unmixed CD)
Cat: STRUT 196CD. Rel: 09 Nov 18
Indie
  1. Leben Und Arbeiten - "Amanita"
  2. Malaria! - "Your Turn To Run (I Will Be Your Only One)"
  3. Ausserhalb - "Zeitzelle"
  4. Die Haut - "Der Karibische Western"
  5. Aus Lauter Liebe - "Pingelig"
  6. Mania D - "Track 4"
  7. ExKurs - "Fakten"
  8. Christiane F - "Wunderbar" (JD Twitch edit)
  9. Sprung Aus Den Wolken - "Dub & Die"
  10. P1/E - "Up And Above/Up & Above Dub"
  11. Franz Erlmeier & Fritz Kostler - "Offnen Sie Mal Ihre Tasche"
  12. Populare Mechanik - "Scharfer Schnitt (No 1)"
  13. Andreas Dorau - "Fred Vom Jupiter"
  14. Weltklang - "Veb Heimat"
  15. Stefan Bloser - "Voyager One"
  16. Matthias Schuster - "An Rah Robeel"
Review: When it comes to compilation making there's probably no two safer names in the art than Strut Records and Optimo's JD Twitch (and maybe the one Trevor Jackson too). This time around though, surprise surprise, Twitch collides a choice selection of oddball rarities and mythical classics from Germany's original post-punk and DIY scene, and in the process gives the behemoth Vinyl-on-demand label a dashing run for its money. There's a staggering amount of music to be discovered here that will send your mind running down one of Berlin's dank strasses or a Dresden ditch, but after hearing tracks like "Your Turn To Run" by Malaria! or Twitch's own edit of Christiane F "Wunderbar" you may be left wondering why you've been listening to Talking Heads and "Eisbear" this whole time.
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Damage & Joy (cassette)
Cat: 019029 6981425. Rel: 24 Mar 17
Indie
  1. Amputation (3:22)
  2. War On Peace (4:33)
  3. All Things Pass (4:31)
  4. Always Sad (2:53)
  5. Song For A Secret (3:22)
  6. The Two Of Us (4:09)
  7. Los Feliz (Blues & Greens) (4:53)
  8. Mood Rider (4:05)
  9. Presidici (Et Chapaquisitch) (3:36)
  10. Get On Home (3:30)
  11. Facing Up To The Facts (3:06)
  12. Simian Split (4:16)
  13. Black & Blues (3:19)
  14. Can't Stop The Rock (3:15)
Review: We're now over thirty years on from the era in which the Reid brothers were a headline and riot creating hype machine, yet if 'Damage And Joy' proves one anything, it's that the strange cocktail of insouciance and nihilism with which they made their reputation is an evergreen thing. This collection of surprisingly upbeat garage-rockers and languid ballads is carved in the same alluring classicist shapes that the brothers have made their trademark, yet the band - aided and abetted by collaborators like Sky Ferreira and Isobel Campbell - sound alarmingly vivacious for ones who've made their name through narcotic cool, whilst these songs bear an indelible imprint of melodic charm and three-chord rawness.
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Buoys (CD)
Cat: WIGCD 399. Rel: 08 Feb 19
Indie
  1. Dolphin
  2. Cranked
  3. Token
  4. I Know I Don't Know
  5. Master
  6. Buoys
  7. Inner Monologue
  8. Crescendo
  9. Home Free
Review: Panda Bear aka Noah Lennox has been one of the more prolific solo artists to come out of the Animal Collective fold. Buoys presents a second album on UK independent Domino and his sixth solo album overall offers something of a new direction. Made in co-production with Rusty Santos (from The Present) the pair have delivered a work routed in hip hop and beat-making inspirations taking Panda Bear's music into a dubby and bass music realm. At times reminiscent of Ed Banger & Mr. Oizo quirkiness, alongside a trademark guitar sound and vocals drenched in reverb, the dub culture influence mixed in with the folk, and pop abnormalities, prove there's a deep layer of experimentation to Panda Bear's music yet.
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Cat: WIGCD 302. Rel: 18 Aug 15
Indie
  1. I Do It For Your Love
  2. To Die For
  3. Only You
  4. Girlfriend
  5. The Making Of
  6. Where You At
  7. XXX
  8. Swarm
  9. Red Raw
  10. Upside Down & Inside Out
  11. Somehow You Know What I Mean
Review: This Essex four-piece are purveyors of a stylish and succinct brand of guitar-driven indie rock that nods to the like of Royal Blood's heavy riffing and The Dandy Warhols' arch pop tunesmithery, arriving at a black leather jacket racket that makes its presence felt with hooks and swagger, arriving at a continuum that unites Britpop vim and vigour with a more twenty-first century brand of attack. The Bohicas style themselves as 'The kind of S-t that Marv from Sin City would listen to', and indeed the thuggish efficiency of 'The Making Of' is redolent of a band who have their sights set on mainstream glory and aren't ashamed to admit it.
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Cat: WIGCD 430. Rel: 17 Aug 18
Indie
  1. Hair Cutter
  2. Buffalo Tomato
  3. Inspector Gadget
  4. Buxom
  5. Coral Understanding
  6. Airpipe (To A New Transition)
  7. Jake & Me
  8. Coral By Numbers
  9. Hip Sponge
  10. Coral Realization
  11. Lundsten Coral
  12. Palythoa
  13. Best Of Times (Worst Of All)
Review: Over the course of their lengthy career, Animal Collective have put out a steady stream of albums that veer between experimental, post-rock soundscapes and skewed, left-of-centre indie-pop. Tangerine Reef, their eleventh and latest set, sees them back in experimental mode, delivering a range of fluid, liquid soundscapes inspired by their work with art-science filmmakers Coral Morphologic. All of the album's music was written to soundtrack a film by the latter duo, which can be watched in full on Animal Collective's website. Aurally, the album is indicative of the slowly shifting visuals - built around time-lapse style footage of coral growing - and tends towards the dreamy, otherworldly and drowsy.
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Cat: WIGCD 428. Rel: 21 Sep 18
Indie
  1. Again
  2. A Trick Of The Light
  3. Sweet Saviour
  4. Long Time Waiting
  5. Fool
  6. Love Came With All That It Brings
  7. Real Go-Getter
  8. Hold Me Down
  9. Ada
Review: The skittering drums, sweet nihilistic croons and chiming melodies of Dublin three-piece Villagers make it six albums in eight years. It clearly remains, then, that they are sweethearts of the label, and they squeeze everyone's most trusted vital organ once more by romancing our chest plates with numbers like "Again" and "Fool". There are more experimental dream sequences to be heard in tracks like "Love Came With All That It Brings" though, but back on track you'll find the more feel good in "Real Go-Getter" and "Ada". But really it's about the gnarly synth jam that is this album's title track.
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Triage (CD)
4AD
Cat: 4AD 0114CD. Rel: 15 Feb 19
Indie
  1. Ruiner
  2. Scream Whole
  3. All The Elements
  4. Trip The Mains
  5. Post-Blue
  6. Real Tight
  7. Hip Horror
  8. What About The 37?
  9. No Fighting
Review: Western Australian haircuts Methyl Ethel bring their surrealist wares back to London's 4AD for a second time, following up the Everything Is Forgotten LP of 2017. Spearheaded by Jake Webb and his somewhat androgynous vocal take, a most alluring factor of the band's music, the group continue to deliver a musical blend of avant synth and indie pop with swathes of emotion we will compare to Bat For Lashes, Hot Chip and even in some cases, Tool. Achieving huge success down under, and once slated as just another "psychedelic rock band from Perth" by the smirking editorials of the big smoke, this homespun album sees Webb's avant take on pop at the edge, or ahead of the curve, of mainstream listening; See the drama of "Post-Blue", the summery haze of "Real Tight" and the concoction of sounds to make Arcade Fire blush in "All The Elements".
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Rocket (CD)
Cat: WIGCD 398. Rel: 19 May 17
Indie
  1. Poison Root
  2. Proud
  3. County
  4. Bobby
  5. Witch
  6. Horse
  7. Brick
  8. Sportstar
  9. Judge
  10. Rocket (instrumental)
  11. Powerful Man
  12. Alina
  13. Big Fish
  14. Guilty
Review: The Philadelphian Alex Giannascoli has managed to hammer out eight solo albums in less than seven years, and one would be forgiven for assuming he's confused quality with quantity, were it not for the fact that 'Rocket' is unquestionably his most coherent, most memorable and most diverse work yet - replete with the same bleary-eyed charm that has always characterised this amiable slacker's work, yet with sharply constructed songs that bear the stylistic wanders from bucolic folk-pop to Elliott Smith-style angst to Beck-style bewilderment with ease. A piece de resistance from an increasingly fascinating ingenue.
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Cat: WIGCD 365. Rel: 20 Jan 17
Indie
  1. We Were Alive
  2. Future Politics
  3. Utopia
  4. I'm A Monster
  5. I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
  6. Angel In Your Eye
  7. Freepower
  8. Gaia
  9. Beyond A Mortal
  10. Deep Thought
  11. 43
Review: Katie Stelmanis, the spectrally-voiced and ferociously-talented figure behind maverick electro-pop outfit Austra, set herself the not inconsiderable target of setting out 'a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia' with this third album, yet against all odds she's done a sterling job of marrying the icy binary chill of technology with a very human frailty to emerge with a defiant and emotionally affecting statement of intent. Indelible melody and Stelmanis' extraordinary tones may dominate, yet the sonic landscapes here - equally bracing and beatific - have the rare effect of making the listener hopeful for what 2017 has in store.
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Cat: CDSTUMM 390. Rel: 23 Sep 15
 
Indie
  1. Restless
  2. Singularity
  3. Plastic
  4. Tutti Frutti
  5. People On The High Line
  6. Stray Dog
  7. Academic
  8. Nothing But A Fool
  9. Unlearn This Hatred
  10. The Game
  11. Superheated
Review: The 21st Century has been quiet thus far for New Order, with only two full albums to date, and only an out-takes compilation in the last decade. Moreover, 'Music Complete' marks their first album to date without founding bassist Peter Hook, and the return of Gillian Gilbert to the ranks. Yet from this turbulence and inertia they've somehow managed to create a collection of songs that rank as their strongest set since 'Technique' in 1989. VIbrant, upbeat and colourful, yet driven by the same mix of electronic experimentation and effortless pop suss that characterised their '80s heyday, 'Music Complete' is the sound of a timeless and unique force newly revitalised.
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Cat: CDSTUMM 403. Rel: 15 Sep 17
Indie
  1. Moroccan Mountains
  2. Uncle Skeleton
  3. Let's Start Again
  4. Last Looks (feat Sharon Van Etten)
  5. Circular (Right As Rain)
  6. Electric Trim
  7. Purloined
  8. Thrown Over The Wall
  9. New Thing
Review: Following the break up of an acclaimed and iconic band, the solo ventures that then follow tend to show interesting new directions, and Lee Ranaldo's work since the disbanding of Sonic Youth has gone from strength to strength. 'Electric Trim' sees Ranaldo in fine form both as guitarist and writer. Though there isn't much of the screeching and howling guitar work we're used to with his previous band, the move from noise rock to alternative Americana sees Ranaldo applying his signature strangeness and unusual guitar tunings more subtly. With the trippy psychedelic leanings of 'Let's Start Again' and the frantically layered passages that fall away into stripped back alt-rock on closer 'New Thing', Ranaldo appears to be comfortable experimenting and making the most of this new-found freedom.
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