DINKED

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What is “DINKED”
A group of like minded record shops, working together to promote the rich culture of record shops and the unique position they hold in their communities

DINKED
We aim to secure exclusive editions of new releases alongside an excellently curated set of archival releases.
Truly unique, desirable & exciting releases.
Limited releases.  contact us on 029 20 224905 to order these ASAP as VERY limited!

DINKED ARCHIVE 19
SUFJAN STEVENS
Seven Swans – 20th anniversary edition
[Asthmatic Kitty]
DUE 21/6/24
£33.99

  • Cream in black “Corona” coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus 2 track flexi disc 7” 
  • 7 origami swan sheets (with instructions) (Exclusive!)
  • Silver foil sleeve artwork
  • Dinked Archive obi-strip & sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 1000 (Exclusive!)

Despite cultivating a vast influence that spans genres, ‘Seven Swans’ is defined by its sense of intimacy. Think of it as Stevens’ self-penned book of prayer, a talisman that’s never been far from reach. This was a time in his career when his songwriting dealt explicitly with themes of Christianity, and his stark performances helped bring the celestial down to earth. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this now-beloved piece of Sufjan’s catalogue, AKR is releasing a Dinked Edition exclusive. Pressed on cream-in-black corona vinyl and housed in a matte jacket with embossing and a spot gloss finish, the LP package will include a flexi disc featuring two bonus tracks, “I Went Dancing With My Sister” and “Waste of What Your Kids Won’t Have.” The Dinked edition also comes with seven sheets of origami paper, in order to craft seven origami swans.

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LICE
Third Time At The Beach
[AD93]
DUE 20/9/24

  • 140g blue vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Packet of sea monkeys in hand stamped envelope (Exclusive!)
  • Printed inner sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 300 (Exclusive!)

Formed in Bristol, 4-piece LICE have become one of UK experimental rock’s most inventive and ambitious outliers. Their second album ‘Third Time At The Beach’ – a three-part epic exploring our struggle to better understand the world around us – arrives on the 20th September via AD 93. Darting between minimalism, rock, techno and more, it sends us hurtling us through time and space: featuring a cast of astronauts, cavemen and dinosaurs. Everything is always changing in ‘Third Time At The Beach’. The album shifts from lush piano balladry to crushing industrial, and from swampy avant-garde compositions to triumphant rock freakouts. Employing vocal manipulation and field recordings, as well as cutting together studio recordings and home demos, the band produces a spatially elastic, collage-like effect.

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PERSONAL TRAINER

Still Willing
[Bella Union]
DUE 2/8/24
£25.99

  • White vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus ‘Intagible’ white 7” featuring White Denim remix (Exclusive!)
  • 16 Page A5 Fanzine (Exclusive!)
  • Signed Trading Card (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 600 (Exclusive!)

If you like pop music to keep you on your toes, Amsterdam’s Personal Trainer provide that service fulsomely on their second album. Essentially the project of Willem Smit (working with co-producer/collaborator Casper van der Lans) on record and a band live, Personal Trainer showed a facility for DIY indie-pop exuberance and experiment in sync with 2022’s debut, Big Love Blanket. Now signed to Bella Union, Willem returns re-energised with Still Willing, a multi-faceted album of shining contrasts and spry melodies, bursting arrangements and subliminal sounds, playful lyrics and self-reflection: in short, a pop album executed with dynamism, vim and charm. Witty, welcoming and winningly melodic, Still Willing is the sound of an instinctive DIY-pop musician favouring think-on-your-feet exploration and intuition over know-it-all premeditation.

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WUNDERHORSE
Midas
[Communion]
DUE 30/8/24
£26.99

  • Black, white and yellow starburst effect (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive artwork O-card (Exclusive!)
  • Hand numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Hand signed (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 750 (Exclusive!)

“I want it to feel like you’re right there in the room with us.” And in 10 songs and 40 minutes, Wunderhorse capture the raw power and energy that has set them apart as one of the most formidable live acts of recent years. With rugged hooks, unfiltered noise, and fierce melodic sensitivity, ‘Midas’ rips up the script of traditional second albums and establishes the band as an endlessly addictive and rousing generational talent. “There’s absolutely no faking on this record,” ends Slater, “it’s not supposed to be perfect; it’s supposed to be a snapshot, even if it is a bit of an ugly portrait. That’s how it was then, and that’s how you’re gonna see it.” And it sounds like you’re right there in the room with them.

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CRACK CLOUD

Red Mile
[Jagjaguwar]
DUE 26/7/24
£29.99

  • “Burn Out” red vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • “Freebies”’ CD with 2 unheard bonus tracks (Exclusive!)
  • Red Mile exclusive art patch (1 of 3 designs) (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition
  • Limited pressing of 600 (Exclusive!)

Crack Cloud has always been something beyond a rock band: both profound and grand, vaporous and elusive. Now, ‘Red Mile’ is a bit of a homecoming. Members have returned to Calgary. But Calgary/home has become a liminal space, a place of flux. After a decade of personal and collective growth, what does home even mean? ‘Red Mile’ is, for them, something like samsara: a return and a rebirth. ‘Red Mile’’s sound breathes expansive energy into the circuitous, street bound sonics of Crack Cloud’s prior material. Fizzling synths intertwine with chiming pianos. Songs layer like Russian nesting dolls; one may find a Ramones chorus set within a desolate Western prog soundtrack only to watch it erupt into a joyous anthem.

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LOS CAMPESINOS!

All Hell
[Heart Swells]
DUE 19/7/24
£31.99

  • Red & black “Blood Galaxy” 2LP (Exclusive!)
  • Special sleeve with red foiling (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & hand-numbered riso print (Exclusive!)
  • Deluxe lyric booklet (exclusive artwork & photography) (Exclusive!)
  • Silver printed inners (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 900 (Exclusive!)

The UK’s first and only emo band Los Campesinos! return with their highly-anticipated seventh album, ‘All Hell’. It is perhaps their most ambitious and assured album yet, whilst simultaneously recalling everything we’ve come to love about LC! over their faultless discography. Making self-professed sleeper hits for weeping dipshits, they’re as influenced by The Beautiful South as they are US emo with emotional intensity and connection always at the core. Now with the release of ‘All Hell’, Los Camp! approach their third decade as a band more brilliant, more potent and more vital than ever.

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THE DREAM MACHINE

Small Time Monsters
[Run On Records / Modern Sky UK]
DUE 12/7/24
£26.99

  • “Yellow Magick” coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus “Colonel Mustard” coloured 2 track 7” (Exclusive!)
  • Signed photo print (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

If 2022’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Thank God! It’s The Dream Machine…’ was their first and most wild child, then ‘Small Time Monsters’ is its refined younger sibling. The psychedelia, euphoric choruses, flashes of surf guitar and B-movie references are all there, amongst the familiar reflections of life in their beloved and faded seaside town of New Brighton, but this time the wilder elements are controlled, the songs packed into three-minute pocket symphonies. There’s a refined, more literary quality to singer and primary songwriter Zak McDonnell’s lyrics; explorations of everyday life, teenage doom, B-movie monsters, family turmoil, and coming-of-age tales in the familiar backdrop of life in modern Britain.

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PIXEY

Million Dollar Baby
[Chess Club]
DUE 2/8/24
£24.99

  • Transparent red vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus 2 track 7” featuring piano versions (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Printed inner sleeve with lyrics
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

‘Million Dollar Baby’ is Pixey’s most accomplished and ambitious pop project to date, written between her bedroom in Liverpool and studios in London over the course of a year and a half. Self-produced by Pixey herself, alongside Tom McFarland (Jungle, Olivia Dean, Alfie Templeman) and Rich Turvey (Rachel Chinouriri, Blossoms, The Coral), the record follows her journey of self-discovery as an artist and shedding the illusions surrounding it. Combining her love for 90s breakbeats with her pop prowess and skill as a producer, ‘Million Dollar Baby’ samples and interpolates some of her favourite tracks to not only bridge the gap between old sounds and new, but to craft an entirely new sound altogether.

 

 

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ORLANDO WEEKS

Loja
[Fiction]
DUE 23/8/24
£26.99

  • Black & white splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Alternative sleeve artwork (designed by Orlando) (Exclusive!)
  • Signed A2 folded poster (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 600 (Exclusive!)

Orlando Weeks’ forthcoming new album ‘LOJA’ (Portuguese for ‘store’) was written in both London and Lisbon. Lead single ‘Dig’, featuring Rhian Teasdale (Wet Leg), is 3 minutes of half argument, long worn-out promises being remade and road weary offences being retaken. The record features a number of other key collaborators including Katy J Pearson, Tony Njoku, Oliver Hamilton (Caroline) and Alejandro Aranda (Scary Pool Party).

 

 

 

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FAT DOG

Woof.
[Domino]
DUE 6/9/24
£25.99

  • Neon green vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Card phenakistoscope (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 600 (Exclusive!)

Fat Dog are the most exciting breakthrough band of the past few years, conjurers of the sort of frenzied and wild live shows not seen in the capital for years and now the creators of ‘WOOF’., a brilliant and mind-bending debut album. A thrilling blend of electro-punk, rock’n’roll snarling, techno soundscapes, industrial-pop and rave euphoria, ‘WOOF’. is music for letting go to or, in the words of frontman Joe Love, “screaming-into-a-pillow music”.

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DIRTY THREE

Love Changes Everything
[Bella Union]
DUE 28/6/24
£24.99

  • Red Vinyl Edition (Exclusive!)
  • Pull Out Poster designed by Mick Turner (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 700 (Exclusive!)

Emerging once again from the unending waves crashing upon our fragile time-craft (adrift on the eternal ocean, and taking on water), Dirty Three are (a) back, (b) tangled in seaweed, rank with saltwater and possessed of three rather ominous thousand-mile stares (at least!), and (c) not wasting another minute – as nothing is guaranteed. For their first album in over a decade – yep, it’s been since 2012’s ‘Toward the Low Sun’ – they flew in, got together and started playing. End of story. What else is there to say or do but that? Music’s their language, their true love; they never stop listening to that. And like the label says, ‘Love Changes Everything’. These lot were born to be as weathered as they are today. Time doesn’t matter. They make their gathered wisdom of the ages sing like something new every time. It renews. And Love Changes Everything.

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FINK

Beauty in your Wake
[R’COUP’D]
Due 05/07/24
£25.99

  • “Zenor Moss” colour LP (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus 2 track 7” with “dinked” centre hole (Exclusive!)
  • Alternative sleeve variant (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • 28 page booklet insert
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

FINK, Long-established alt-folk trio, return with Fin Greenall’s eighth studio album under the genre-hopping moniker. Coalescing around the emergent urgency in each of the album’s ten tracks and intimate, closed-door sessions in picturesque Cornwall, the soul-reaching ‘Beauty In Your Wake’ is released on the band’s R’COUP’D label

Now resident in Berlin, native Cornishman Greenall, one time collaborator with John Legend, Amy Winehouse, Colin Stetson and more, sought the solitude and back-to-earth atmosphere of the small village of Zennor, on the county’s picturesque Atlantic coast for the agenda-free, organic recording sessions. The band were invited to record at producer Sam Okell’s newly built studio and were the first band to create there. Okell is the Grammy Award-winning engineer and mixer of The Beatles’ Get Back and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Release.
Imagining that those conditions could percolate a lo-fi, classic English folk album, the joint creative restlessness of the band and Okell instead pushed ‘Beauty In Your Wake’ into the expansive realms of FINK’s commercially and critically successful albums of the noughties and 2010’s, and is a triumphant return to self. FINK’s music has always been woven into a broader global tapestry, not least because the band’s music has featured on countless film and TV soundtracks such as Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, and most recently on the latest series of True Detective.

Going ‘overground’ in the music world for the first time in 1997 as a dance-orientated signee to Ninja Tunes’ sister label N-Tone, Greenall’s life in music has travelled diverse roads and lit numerous corners of the international music business. The reformed, classic FINK line-up is the same as that which first recorded the band’s breakthrough album, Biscuits For Breakfast (2006), a release that proved to be a springboard for widespread international touring.

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BILLY MAHONIE

Field Of Heads
[Whistling Sam Projects]
DUE 24/5/24
£24.99

  • Yellow vinyl (Exclusive!) 
  • Set of 3 art prints (Exclusive!) 
  • Signed postcard (Exclusive!) 
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!) 
  • Limited pressing of 300 (Exclusive!) 

Formed in the first wave of British post-rock alongside the likes of Mogwai in the late 90s, John Peel favourites Billy Mahonie are set to return with the first new music from their original line-up in some twenty-four years. Whilst their debut album ‘The Big Dig’, released in 1999 on Too Pure Records, is considered a classic of the post rock genre, Billy Mahonie always crafted their intricate music with memorable hooks and melodies and performed it with energy and gusto. Theirs was not an aimless, meandering sound, instead the songs and attitude were rooted in punk rock, and still are. Billy Mahonie put the rock into post-rock. New single ‘Kaiju’ gives the music world the first taste of ‘Field Of Heads’ and right from the off, it’s classic Billy Mahonie. Immediately bursting into life with the energy and melody that is so unique to their sound, Howard’s driving drums thrust the music ahead as the guitars and synths weave their way around them. Intricate and shifting, but never at the expense of a tune that sticks in your head.

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KATE NASH

9 Sad Symphonies
[Kill Rock Stars]
DUE 21/6/24
£26.99

  • Olive green & silver “cornetto effect” vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Signed art print (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Kate Nash’s new album ‘9 Sad Symphonies’ is her first signed to the legendary Kill Rock Stars label. The album was produced and mixed by Grammy winning Danish producer Frederik Thaae (K Flay, Jada, Crown The Empire). Marking a new chapter in Kate’s illustrious career, the album’s lyrical scope is both deeply personal and achingly relatable, whilst its orchestral arrangements and melodies draw from Kate’s experience in the world of musical theatre.

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THE OSCILLATION
The Start Of The End
[All Time Low]
DUE 24/5/24
£22.99

  • Black & white splatter on transparent blue (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus CD of remixes & extended versions (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 333 (Exclusive!)

Following a series of meditative explorations in the form of the Singularity Zone series of releases, The Oscillation have returned with a new sense of vigour and purpose. Refreshed and re-energized, the result is ‘The Start Of The End’, an album that casts more light and shade than ever before to create a mood of hope and re-birth. Be it the celestial majesty of the title track, the melodic infusions that drive opening track ‘War On The Mind’ or the pulsing grooves underpinning ‘Faraway’ and ‘Body Electric’ or even hypnotic repetition at the heart of ‘Mantra’ and ‘The Eternal’, this music brimming with zeal and confidence. And to crown it all, closer ‘Sovereign’ is akin to communing with angels. At once warm and welcoming, ‘The Start Of The End’ is an album quite unlike anything that The Oscillation have ever released before. Fuelled by optimism and taking stock of what’s good about life and what needs to be jettisoned, the record is a result of spiritual and physical re-charging and cleansing.

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ADULT JAZZ

So Sorry So Slow
[Spare Thought]
DUE 26/4/24
£29.99

  • Ochre & Black Yolk 2LP (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-stamped CD with bonus tracks (Exclusive!)
  • Art Print by Sam Travis (three designs randomly inserted) (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & hand numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Printed Lyric Inner Sleeves 
  • Limited pressing of 350 (Exclusive!)

Containing some of the band’s most abrasive but gentle, beautiful and melismatic work to date, So Sorry So Slow has many defining characteristics: romance, panic, devotion and remorse, threaded together by an intentionally laser-focused love. It’s deeply personal, bruised and candid in its expressions of tenderness, and deeply pained in its concurrent reflections of ecological regret. Across its hour-long runtime, a delicate, frenetic energy and glacial heaviness coexist, the band pitting those paces against one another. In their richly experimental timbre, dancing strings and fluttering falsettos prang against a bed of brass drones like a wounded bird.

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KING HANNAH

Big Swimmer
[City Slang]
DUE 31/5/24
£26.99

  • 140g cream white vinyl (Exclusive!) 
  • Alternative artwork album sleeve (Exclusive!) 
  • Bonus 2 track 7” –  coke bottle green vinyl (Exclusive!) 
  • Hand Numbered (Exclusive!) 
  • Printed lyrics insert
  • Limited pressing of 500

King Hannah crafts a musical tapestry that seamlessly weaves between the serene depths of meditative pop and the expansive, sonorous landscapes brimming with darkness, wit, and wry humor. Merrick’s vocals, a smoky delight, imbue her words with profound weight and potency, complemented by the bluesy canvases Whittle masterfully paints beneath them. Their sound effortlessly transitions from moments of post-rock expansiveness to evoking the sensation of Springsteen straying onto a gritty side-street off his highway to freedom.

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MACHINEDRUM

3FOR82
[Ninja Tune]
DUE 24/5/24
£26.99

  • Translucent yellow glow vinyl LP (Exclusive!)
  • Alternative album art oversleeve (Exclusive!)
  • 20 page boutique zine 
  • Limited pressing of 300 (Exclusive!)

Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum reasserts his GOAT status with another brilliantly innovative album effortlessly traversing tempos and musical styles as only he can. “3FOR82” comprises 12 high-intensity, ruminative tracks that thread the needle between his past, present and future selves. His first studio album since 2020’s “A View of U”, “3FOR82” features an incredible cast of collaborators including Tinashe, Duckwrth, Mick Jenkins, Jesse Boykins III, KUČKA, AKTHESAVIOR, Tanerélle, deem spencer, Deniro Farrar and Topaz Jones. Between drum & bass, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, dazzling beat switches and a singular ear for sonics, Machinedrum adopts a rich, prismatic approach to collaboration, building on the uptempo vocal manipulations that won him acclaim in electronic communities, notably on 2011’s breakout LP Room(s) and 2013 opus Vapor City.

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KEELEY FORSYTH
The Hollow
[130701 / FatCat Records]
DUE 10/5/24
£28.99

  • Cream white coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • A2 folded poster, signed by Keeley (Exclusive!)
  • 16 page 12”x12” lyric booklet (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 350

The bleak and foreboding landscape surrounding Keeley’s North Yorkshire home seems to inhabit her third LP, ‘The Hollow’. The moors, visible from her studio window, impact upon a music that feels made of these places: windswept, rain-soaked and blinking through the low-lit landscape. The album’s title derives from discovering a long-abandoned mining shaft whilst out walking – the past lurking within and haunting the present we now occupy. A connection to time that places us within it, facing what is gone and what may come. But also, perhaps that time has no concern as to whether we’re here or not. Keeley’s unique elemental voice again sits centrally within this world-building. Her cathartic reflections are exorcisms in song. We hear an artist making sense of her life, willing to expose vulnerability without ever appearing weak.

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BORED AT MY GRANDMA’S HOUSE

Show & Tell
[Clue / EMI North]
DUE 7/6/24
£23.99

●  “Brain Marble” vinyl (Exclusive!)
●   Bonus 2 track 7” – “4-Track” versions (Exclusive!)
●   Original 12” pull out artwork, signed by artist & hand numbered (Exclusive!)
●   Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

‘Show & Tell’ is the much anticipated debut album from Bored At My Grandmas House (AKA 22 year old songwriter Amber Strawbridge). With critical acclaim and deserved plaudits lavished on Amber following her debut EP ‘Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too’, ‘Show & Tell carries on the emotive and philosophical themes of the EP, pinned around themes of connection; with yourself, with the world, with loved ones. There is soul-searching, introspection and a challenge to the ways of the world, all packed into 12 hook filled, shoegaze-fused-indie-pop slices.

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GANAVYA

like the sky I’ve been too quiet
[Native Rebel]
DUE 26/4/24
£29.99

  • Clear vinyl 2LP (Exclusive!)
  • Folded oversized poster (images by Ricky Weaver) (Exclusive!)
  • Alternative Obi-strip (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

South-Asian vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer ganavya announces today her upcoming studio album “like the sky I’ve been too quiet” on Shabaka Hutchings’ Native Rebel Recordings. The album features contributions from artists including Kofi Flexxx, Floating Points, Carlos Niño, Leafcutter John and Mercury-nominated bassist Tom Herbert. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, UCLA and Harvard, ganavya has quickly become a much-in-demand artist on the US scene who consistently confounds expectations. Ganavya has worked with an array of luminaries including the likes of Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding and on new album like the sky, I’ve been too quiet she presents thirteen compelling tracks which showcase her ethereal voice and numinous energy.

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GOAT GIRL

Below The Waste
[Rough Trade]
DUE 7/6/24
£34.99

  • Crystal clear transparent audiophile 2LP (Exclusive!)
  • 5 track bonus 7” (Exclusive!)
  • A3 folded poster (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 1000 (Exclusive!)

Pieced together like a collage over an extended period of time, the instrumentation was tracked mostly over a ten-day stint in Ireland at Hellfire Studios, in the shadow of the infamous Hellfire Club itself. They also used Damon Albans, Studio 13. Additional strings (Reuben Kyriakides and Nic Pendlebury), woodwind instruments (Alex McKenzie) and vocals (including a choir made up of family and friends) were added to this framework at a number of locations, from a barn in Essex to Goat Girl’s own studio in South London. Singer Lottie on lead track: “I was listening to lots of music at the time by Phillip Glass and Deerhoof that plays with the relationship between tension and resolution which definitely influenced this song. I was yearning for honesty and authenticity in relationships I held with people, probably partly because at the time, like everyone, we were so isolated from one another.

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JESSICA PRATT

Here In The Pitch
[City Slang]
DUE 3/5/24
£24.99

  • Oxblood Red vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Signed collage art print – designed by Jessica (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 750 (Exclusive!)

On her fourth album, west coast artist Jessica Pratt expands the scope of her artistry, placing her sharpest songs to date within an ever-broadening pool of influences including spectral ’60s pop, Hollywood psychedelia and bossa nova. Whereas Pratt’s 2019 record, ‘Quiet Signs’, floated elegantly in the ether, ‘Here in the Pitch’ is entrenched in more earthen characteristics, as the title suggests, and her craft is emboldened with a newfound gravitas.

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CRANES

Fuse
[Dadaphonic]
DUE 5/4/24
£24.99

  • Neon Pink Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Signed 12” x 12” art print (Chris Bigg designed) (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Obi-Strip (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500

Whilst the release of 1989’s ‘Self-Non-Self’ EP represented an introduction to the band for many (John Peel among them) Cranes had quietly made their debut with the release of the ‘Fuse’ cassette in 1986 on local Portsmouth label Bite Back! Infamous among hardcore fans, the recordings have been largely unavailable since release (‘Fuse’ made an appearance as a bonus track in later years) with the original tape changing hands on-line at a premium. Remastered at Abbey Road and with the addition of the previously unreleased ‘New Liberty’ (a song originally slated for inclusion on ‘Self-Non-Self’) this release will be the first time the music has been widely available since its initial release.

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MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND

Loophole
[Modern Sky]
DUE 17/5/24
£29.99

  • Duck Egg green vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Transparent purple 7” – 2 exclusive tracks ‘Live From Hebden Bridge’ (Exclusive!)
  • Signed print (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 1200 (Exclusive!)

62 years of music, loves, losses, long summer days and longer, darker nights are vividly recalled by ‘our greatest living songwriter’, Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band as he plays out flickering scenes from his life on new album, ‘Loophole’. 12 evocative and autobiographical songs to be accompanied by the written word as Michael Head prepares his memoirs for release with an autobiography with Nine Eight Books.

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PILLOW QUEENS

Name Your Sorrow
[Royal Mountain]
DUE 19/4/24
£24.99

  • Candyfloss coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold sleeve with alternative artwork (Exclusive!)
  • Signed print (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500

Three albums in three years indicates a serious work ethic, for their new album Name Your Sorrow they stuck to a strict schedule. They showed up every day from 9-5, in a windowless Dublin room to just play, swap instruments and experiment. The result of combining new experimentation, heartfelt lyrics and a sound that pinballs from quiet and loud offers a kind of catharsis. There are definite links to the last two albums, but Name Your Sorrow feels like a triumphant step in another direction.

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VAN HOUTEN

The Tallest Room
[Clue]
DUE 29/3/24
£23.99

  • Baby blue vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus 2 track 7” (Exclusive!)
  • Van Houten balloon (Exclusive!)
  • Unique obi-strip (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

Leeds shoegaze outfit Van Houten release their debut album. After the huge success of the lead single, ‘Coming of Age’, the band have been branded as a BBC 6Music’s artist tip of the year 2024 on Tom Robinson’s New Year’s Day show. Reminiscent of artists like Deerhunter, DIIV or Yuck with an unmistakable Yorkshire edge, Van Houten open up a unique sonic world. A cavernous shoegaze affair, filled with woozy psych, sincere storytelling and a bag full of earworms. Van Houten have honed a truly unique, melding a 90’s & alternative sound & aesthetic with true pop sensibility, crafting their own blend of lo-fi indie, psych rock, shoegaze and garage rock.

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LUCY ROSE

This Ain’t The Way You Go Out
[Communion]
DUE 19/4/24
£25.99

  • White, blue + purple starburst vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive design alternate artwork oversleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 700 (Exclusive!)

This Ain’t The Way You Go Out is an album constructed from the ashes of despair, nurturing the tiniest of green shoots and giving life to something that had looked otherwise spent. It’s a new era for Lucy, and an era in its purest, truest sense. An artist re-awakening herself to the power of music, and having a lot of fun in the process of its discovery and delivery.

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BODEGA

Our Brand Could Be Yr Life
[Chrysalis]
DUE 12/4/24
£24.99

  • Gold nugget vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • 20 page lyric booklet 
  • BODEGA dollar insert (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus track digital download (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Sometimes you have to move backwards to move forwards. Just ask punk cultural commentators BODEGA, whose new album sees them carve a new future from fuzz-soaked, consumerism-skewering shards of their past. ‘Our Brand Could Be YR Life’ is BODEGA’s first album release through Chrysalis Records. “It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for years,” guitarist and vocalist Ben Hozie explains of ‘Our Brand Could Be Yr Life’ – a collection of catchy indie-rock ruminations on the slow-creep of corporate-think into youth culture, first written eight years ago. ‘Our Brand Could Be YR Life’’s 15 tracks explore indie-rock subgenres, self-critique and everything in between.

 

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SUEDE

Bloodsports (10th Anniversary Edition)
[Demon]
DUE 23/2/24
£31.99

  • 140g red vinyl (Exclusive!)
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After reforming for a charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2010, Suede decided to stay together and record a new album. Re-united with Ed Buller, producer of the band’s first three albums, they recorded “Bloodsports”,the band’s sixth album, in 2012. Released in March 2013, it debuted at number 10 in the UK albums chart and features the singles “It Starts And Ends with You”, “Hit Me” and “For The Strangers”. This DINKED EDITION includes an exclusive 7-inch single of two non-album B-sides, “Human Tide” (on vinyl for the first time) and “Dawn Chorus”.

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DUCKS LTD.
Harm’s Way
[Carpark]
DUE 9/2/24
£26.99

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Ducks Ltd. make inviting and frenetic guitar pop for when life feels overwhelming. While the band’s songs are ostensibly breezy, a palpable anxiety boils underneath that communicates something deeper about everyday existence. On their latest album Harm’s Way, the Toronto duo of Tom McGreevy and Evan Lewis hones in on interpersonal and societal collapses, urban decay, and the near-impossibility of keeping a level head when everything around you seems to be falling apart. Harm’s Way is Duck Ltd.’s most intuitive and organic album yet, the result of keen observation, self-possessed songwriting, and a collaborative spirit. Building on the successes of their previous releases, the deeply relatable album displays a band operating at a nuanced, lyrical and musical best.

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ED HARCOURT
El Magnifico
[Deathless]
DUE 29/3/24
£25.99

  • “Gold” vinyl  (Exclusive!)
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While recognisably bearing all the hallmarks that have made him such an admired and prolific songwriter, one of Britain’s most cherished yet inventive music creators, Ed’s new record, El Magnifico, also finds him striving for something new. It is an Ed Harcourt record, but one with a desire to seek fresh reward. With songs like Ghost Ship and Anvils & Hammers (the latter inspired by daydreaming a sudden, muddy descent into the centre of the earth via the puddles on his lawn) finding Harcourt pouring his out his experiences through the simple honesty of one man sitting at a piano, there is a moving rawness to El Magnifico’s tenderest moments. These contrast beautifully with the twinkling musical gems that adorn the record’s bigger expressions, like Deathless, My Heart Can’t Keep Up With My Mind and The Dead Of The World.

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THE STAVES

All Now
[Communion]
DUE 22/3/24
£24.99

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All Now emerges, bold and bright, from a period of quiet, which followed a period of chaos, for the band. When Good Woman was released in 2021, to positive reviews, it felt like “an echoing silence” to share such a cathartic album with a world shut down. So The Staves had to retreat, again, and actually wrestle with everything they had been through. The result? An album as rich and honest as all the most profound music by The Staves scattered across albums for the last decade, calcified here into something special. But the most thrilling part of this album, is that the hardest pills to swallow, here, almost have a sweeter taste. Once you’ve survived the climb to the top, learned from the journey, you may as well enjoy the view.

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FRANCIS OF DELIRIUM

Lighthouse
[Dalliance]
DUE 22/3/24
£24.99

  • Olive Green & White swirl vinyl (Exclusive!) 
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Francis of Delirium was shortlisted for 2022’s highly prestigious ESNS Music Moves Europe Award, as well as gaining accolades from the world’s music press and supporting some of the biggest artists on the planet, at still only 22 years old. A restless energy and desire to connect with the listener lies at the core of the project, with Jana’s personal lyrics being underpinned by a fierce rock sound that is as liberating as it is intense. Hailed as a Gen Z’er excitingly redrawing 90s classic indie rock (unsurprising given her chief collaborator Chris Hewett hails from Seattle and is three decades her senior) a deep admiration for contemporary acts such as Car Seat Headrest, Japanese Breakfast, Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers and Sufjan Stevens is also abundantly clear.

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LAURA JANE GRACE

Hole In My Head
[Big Scary Monsters]
DUE 16/2/24
£24.99

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Following the release of her debut album, Stay Alive (2020) and the At War With The Silverfish EP (2021), Emmy-nominated artist, author, musician, activist and Against Me! founder/songwriter, Laura Jane Grace, returns with Hole In My Head – her beautiful new album featuring eleven tracks that showcase her undeniable power as a songwriter & storyteller. The album features her most personal and emotionally gripping songs of her career – stripped down masterpieces like Dysphoria Hoodie paired with blistering distorted anthems like Hole In My Head and Birds Talk Too, tracks that demand the listener’s attention with an immediacy and urgency unlike anything Grace has written before.

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LEVITATION ROOM

Strange Weather
[Greenway Records / The Reverberation Appreciation Society]
DUE 16/2/24
£21.99

  • “Blue Caelum” splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
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East Los Angeles quartet Levitation Room’s floaty, cosmic songs are always a trip. Since forming nearly a decade ago, they’ve self-produced dizzying, otherworldly music that’s connected with fellow travelers in the hallucinogenic world of outré rock music. Levitation Room take a new step in their story and vision with ‘Strange Weather’. The record’s lyrical narratives—about love in the park, life in the city, and the fact that “The world today is such an illusion”—are appropriately steeped in ’60s sonics and a dreamy, lo-fi atmosphere.

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ULTRASONIC GRAND PRIX
(Little Barrie & Shawn Lee)
Instafuzz
[Non Delux]
DUE 19/1/24
£23.99

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The story of Ultrasonic Grand Prix is one of two vintage 60s guitars and their owners – multi-instrumentalist / producer Shawn Lee and guitar maestro Barrie Cadogan – of Nottingham freakbeaters Little Barrie. With one foot dipped in the organ-warbling garage of 60s psych, and the other vibrating in the mind-expanding fractals of the British Acid House boom, ‘INSTAFUZZ’ plies the earthly quintessence’s of blues, rock, soul and jazz, against the preternatural discomforts of programmed drums and unhinged synthesisers to produce something distinctly and nostalgically futuristic.

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CASEY

How To Disappear
[Hassle]
DUE 19/1/24
£25.99

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When Casey called it a day back in 2019, it felt like a premature demise. Their two full-length albums – 2016’s ‘Love Is Not Enough’ and 2018’s ‘Where I Go When I Am Sleeping’ – had firmly established the Welsh five-piece as one of the most exciting bands in Britain’s alternative scene in just a few short years. Some four or so years later, the band have returned; not only to sold out crowds on their first reappearance on stage, but also with new music in hand. One listen to the new songs, and it’s clear the band needn’t worry about the integrity of their fresh creative vision, nor their emotional investment in it. The new music is quintessential Casey, open hearts dripping with the same kind of pain and trauma that defined the band from the start.

 

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TAPIR!

The Pilgrim, Their God And The King Of My Decrepit Mountain
[Heavenly]
DUE 26/1/24
£24.99

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South London six-piece Tapir! serves as a ‘boiling together’ of different mediums: at once musical, theatrical, mythological, artistic, collaborative, narrative-led and, above all, something to be enjoyed and shared. With their debut album, “The Pilgrim, Their God and the King of My Decrepit Mountain”, Tapir! have proven they are more than technically adept at transporting the listener to another realm. You could read the whole album as being an escape from the trappings of the modern material world, a sidestep into a pre-industrial, pre-internet wonderland where creativity and community reign supreme.

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PLANTOID

Terrapath
[Bella Union]
DUE 2/2/24
£25.99

  • 140g Gold Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Take a look at the cover art for Plantoid’s debut album, the jazzy, prog-rock opus Terrapath. In a desolate, misty landscape, a massive half-vegetable, half-machine structure resembling a spaceship looms above figures shrouded in shadow. It’s weird and eerie, but it also ignites a feeling of wonder and nostalgia, like cracking open your favourite sci-fi novel as a kid. Musically, Plantoid’s cauldron harnesses multiple subgenres at once to concoct a sort of primordial soup, the molecules of which are built as much from progressive rock as they are jazz, fusion, folk, and even a bit of ‘70s hard rock for good measure.

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X-RAY SPEX
Conscious Consumer
[Do Yourself In]
DUE 15/12/23
£29.99

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The sophomore and final studio album from punk icons – X-Ray Spex. The highly sought after album received a very limited CD only release in 1995 on Receiver Records in the UK and has been officially unavailable for the past 27 years! In 1995 the album was an unexpected comeback and a lost classic. It was the first new material recorded by the band for years despite many of the songs being written a decade before. On release, though, the album disappeared into a void being out of sync with the times and before Poly got her deserved iconic status.

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MOCK MEDIA

Mock Media II
[Meat Machine]
DUE 17/11/23
£25.99

  • 180g red on black splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Mock Media’s debut LP ‘Mock Media II’ captures this firebrand four piece’s head-on plunge into enthralling existential contradictions: songs that explore the darkest corners of humanity, yet come out at the other end with the unwavering joy that marked their genesis. It’s an album of sneaky eclecticism: the high-wired punk rock stylings serve as Mock Media’s framework to clad their agog explorations into pop, electronic and world folk music. The courting of themes like violence, imprisonment, and famine isn’t a voyeuristic act for Mock Media, but a deeper interrogation on where to unearth notions of triumph and empathy. Both in writing and execution, Mock Media II is an exercise of tension and release, the ease of the chemistry between the four musicians giving merit to the weight of the subject matter.

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BILL RYDER-JONES

Iechyd Da
[Domino]
DUE 12/1/24
£27.99

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Beautifully produced and rich in scope – ‘Iechyd Da’ is Bill Ryder-Jones’ most ambitious record to date. At times joyous and grand, at others intimate and heartbreaking, the past few years spent producing other artists have provided that gentle nudge to expand into new territory, from kids choirs and tender strings to dramatically re-contextualised disco samples.

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LIME GARDEN

One More Thing
[So Young]
DUE 16/2/24
£24.99

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Lime Garden are a Brighton four-piece – four friends whose coming of age indie-rock songwriting jumps over genre boundaries to create a sound that is uplifting yet somehow laid-back. They achieve this neat trick by harnessing catchy melodies and earworm hooks into an almost nonchalant net of lo-fi sounds, which is then sprinkled with a dry-wit to bring their world to life. It’s a world of late-night conversations and observations that strike a chord. The debut album ‘One More Thing’ is the band’s love letter to the indie music they surrounded themselves with in their formative years, as well as a statement of love, fear, gratitude and embracing imperfections.

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JOHNNY FLYNN & ROBERT MACFARLANE
The Moon Also Rises
[Transgressive]
DUE 10/11/23
£24.99

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Gathers songs that Johnny and Robert have written together since finishing their first joint album, Lost In The Cedar Wood (2021). At its heart are the oldest themes of all: death and renewal, darkness and light. The first five tracks are songs of burial, shadows and memory, while the final four are songs of awakening, light and love. The album turns around a central song, ‘The Sun Also Rises’, which stands with a foot in both dark and light.

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FOREST SWORDS

Bolted
[Ninja Tune]
DUE 20/10/23
£27.99

  • Translucent & marbled algae green vinyl 
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  • 12 page artwork booklet
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Forest Swords (aka electronic producer/composer Matthew Barnes) returns. Having spent the past few years working as an in-demand composer and sound designer – writing music for ballet, film and video games – ‘Bolted’ was recorded over the last twelve months in Barnes’ home city of Liverpool. Across its 11 tracks he dives deeper into his unique sonic vocabulary (including personal samples of Neneh Cherry and the late Lee Scratch Perry) to weave together a set of tracks that sounds equally muscular and bleak, haunting and euphoric.

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STORNOWAY
Beachcomber’s Windowsill
[4AD]
DUE 19/1/24
£31.99

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Back from a hiatus and with a new album, Stornoway are today announcing a super limited Dinked Edition of their 2010 debut album, ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’. Out of print on vinyl since release and now highly collectable, ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’ is as its title suggests and something of a treasure. Featuring singles ‘Fuel Up’, ‘I Saw You Blink’ and ‘Zorbing’, it showed just why so many were excited by the Oxford indie-folk quartet’s arrival – a DIY guitar band unusually rooted in folk tradition. They stood out further with their deft ability to try their hand at most instruments, never shy to experiment while their pure pop harmonies soared.

 

 

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BONNACONS OF DOOM
Signs
[Rocket Recordings]
DUE 27/10/23
£26.99

  • Silver vinyl (Exclusive!)
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The need to lose oneself in a force bigger than ourselves, and to venture into inner space the better to sculpt armour for the battles outside. Luckily this is the job of Bonnacons of Doom, aural soothsayers and progenitors of Trans Pennine hypnotic music. ‘Signs’-their second album for Rocket Recordings-marks both a portent of things to come, and a roadmap of the psychic pathways to survival. This masked troupe, subsumed to mystery and amassed from across the North of England, have stepped up their mission accordingly. The band’s choice of weapons-the monomaniacal intensity of the riff, the liberating binary spirit of electronics and the incantatory vocals of ceremonial leader Kate Smith-here coalesce into a metaphysical force which stands defiant of easy categorisation.

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HOOVERIII

Pointe
[The Reverberation Appreciation Society]
DUE 13/10/23
£21.99

  • Black and Blue Smash Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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“Pointe” is an album that was inspired by everything from the ‘60s psychedelic act Pisces to Phil Lynott’s solo releases and pioneering electronic acts like Tangerine Dream, to craft a collection of songs that are more about creating a specific type of feeling than fitting into a specific genre. “Pointe” is not the sound of Hooveriii maturing. It’s the sound of a band at the height of their power ascending. More than anything else Pointe feels like a full circle moment for Hooveriii, which has evolved from a bedroom solo project into an expansive band that features an army of talented musicians and contributors. “In a lot of ways, Pointe feels like an epilogue to one phase of the band and a prologue to the next one,” Hoover says of how the band’s latest release fits into their musical catalog.

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THE UMLAUTS

Slags
[Prah]
DUE 13/10/23
£26.99

  • Milky clear vinyl (Exclusive!)
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There are few things in life quite as mesmerising or outrageously euphoric as the nine-strong Umlauts army effervescing in fulsome force. Rebelling against labels, transcending borders of land and time – packed with twin vocalists equally competent in their skewering south-London drawl as they are in German, Italian or French – as in touch with the nostalgias of First-Generation post-punk or 80s pop as they are with the techniks of contemporary pop or big beat dance – the Umlauts are paragons of trans-europe excess, dripping with inarguable edge; shambling wildly from chaotic cool to  bombastically exquisite order; invested with unhinging, socio-political bite, dancing in a rave of their own.

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EMMA ANDERSON (Lush)
Pearlies
[Sonic Cathedral]

DUE 20/10/23
£25.99

  • Witching Time’ edition purple vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Following the news that all three Lush albums are going to be reissued, Emma Anderson, the band’s co-founder, has announced her debut solo album, Pearlies, which will be released by Sonic Cathedral on October 20, 2023. One of the most underrated British songwriters to emerge from the era that encompassed shoegaze and Britpop, she has teamed up with producer James Chapman (aka Maps) for this collection that combines effervescent electronic pop with psych and folk textures with lyrics covering themes such as confronting your fears, embracing independence and moving on in life. It arrives fully formed with a burnished beauty (aided by the mastering skills of Heba Kadry) that belies its somewhat protracted creation, which began with Emma feeling disillusioned after Lush’s 2016 reunion came to an abrupt end.

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TEETH OF THE SEA

Hive
[Rocket Recordings]
Due 6/10/23
£23.99

  • Neon Pink Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Fundamental to Teeth Of The Sea’s mission thus far is that this band can go anywhere and make short work of any obstacles in their path. Unfettered by genre distinctions or expectations, the only limits of this trio – comprising Sam Barton, Mike Bourne and Jimmy Martin – are those of its imagination. It therefore follows that inspiration flowed into Hive from all dimensions, with the band’s sphere of influence – the science fiction, trash culture and cinematic atmospherics by which they’ve fuelled their mission thus far – expanding to take in everything from Italo-disco to minimal techno, from dubbed-out studio madness to their most brazen forays thus far into pop songwriting. Here is a headspace where the psychic charges from records by Labradford, Nurse With Wound, Vangelis, The Knife, Nine Inch Nails and John Barry can happily co-exist.

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THE MARY WALLOPERS

Irish Rock N Roll
[BC Records]
DUE 13/10/23
£25.99

  • Pink & black splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
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If every album an artist makes offers a snapshot of where they stand at that point, then the picture presented by Irish Rock ’n’ Roll is one of a band preparing to go stratospheric. It’s an album that manages to perfectly capture the chaos, humour and excitement of the band’s recent live shows whilst also showcasing the incredible emotional of the traditional ballads that they play (both in songs passed down from previous generations and – for the first time on this record – their own songs that promise to be passed down to future generations).

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MAPLE GLIDER 

I Get Into Trouble
[Partisan]
Due 20/10/23

£24.99 

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I Get Into Trouble is a thematic expansion of her debut, going into greater and clearer detail, as she delves back into her Christian childhood while deconstructing her relationship to her body and her sexuality, alongside concepts of consent and shame. “Dinah,” a deceptively whimsical ditty, is the album’s entry-point to these themes, and it’s as infectious as an earworm wriggling through Eve’s apple. “I’ve been in the church making sure no one’s looking up my skirt,” she sings, on one of the poppiest songs she’s ever recorded.

Throughout Zietsch’s second album, she draws similar parallels between religion and sexuality in novelistic detail, before landing on a note of hopeful optimism, and embracing a new life of peacefulness. “This album feels more like an opening up because there are things I wasn’t feeling ready to publicly share through songs, but now I finally feel ready,” she says.

Ultimately, I Get Into Trouble is the sound of alchemized pain. In each song, Zietsch transmutes tribulation and confusion into clarity and deep insight. In understanding herself better, Zietsch continues her mission of self-emancipation through song. Her second album is a document of radical honesty and transparency. Listen, and free yourself alongside her.

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THE WYTCHES

Our Guest Can’t Be Named
[Alcopop!]
DUE 22/9/23
£24.99

  • Black & White, half & half vinyl (Exclusive!)
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The Wytches need very little introduction, but it is with no little excitement that we welcome back Brighton’s purveyors of melody for album number four – all raucous and unruly, yet glistening with jagged edged poetic wistfulness and undeniable emotional clout. The former Transgressive/ Heavenly Records act return with their fourth studio album in September on Alcopop! Records this year – and it’s definitely their best yet, all raw-throat punk, stoner/doom psych, riffing swagger, and perhaps just the tiniest hint of delicious folk twinkling… Just get it in your ears. It’s glorious.

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JALEN NGONDA

Come Around And Love Me
[Daptone]
DUE 8/9/23
£24.99

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Artists like Jalen Ngonda come around once in a lifetime, so it is our privilege and distinct pleasure to announce the release of his debut album ‘Come Around and Love Me’. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Jalen perform live knows that he is one of the most captivating performers on today’s soul scene. His voice, equal parts raw feeling and elegance, exudes confdence and charm—disarming packed rooms of rowdy concert goers, leaving them silent as they hold fast to every syllable sung. Recorded with a crack team of a-list musicians from the Daptone family, the team skillfully blends heavy arrangements and introspective lyrics with Motown sophistication, leaving the listener in a blissful wash of wonderment.

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WOODS
Perennial
[Woodsist]
DUE 15/9/23
£28.99

  • “Perennial Purple” colour vinyl (Exclusive!)
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‘Perennial’ grew from a bed of guitar/keyboard/drum loops by Woods head-in-chief Jeremy Earl, a form of winter night meditation that evolved into an unexplored mode of collaborative songwriting. The album’s resulting 11 songs, 4 of them instrumental, are in the classic Woods mode–shimmering, familiar, fractionally unsettling–but with the half-invisible infinity boxes of Earl’s loops burbling beneath each like a mysterious underground source. From source to seed to bloom, each loop unfolds into something unpredictable.

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FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS

Data Doom
[The Reverberation Appreciation Society / Greenway]
DUE 1/9/23
£21.99

  • 3-Colour Magma Opal Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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On the upcoming ‘Data Doom’ the band hurtles the listener head first into the wood-chipper of technological dystopia, systemic rot, creeping fascism, the military-industrial profit mill, and a near-constant erosion of humanity that peels away the soul bit by bit. With a fuse lit by these modern-day monstrosities the band seeks to find salvation through a thousand watt wake-up of rock n’ roll exfoliation. It’s coalesced into a darker strain that ingests the explosive impulses of gas-crisis-era proto-punk, the rhythmic insistence of 70’s German Progressives, and the elasticity of funk fusionists alike. They’ve welded their arsenal of influences to a chassis of nail-bitten bombast that drives ‘Data Doom’ into the midst of the maelstrom.

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GOTTS STREET PARK

On The Inside
[Blue Flowers]
DUE 13/10/23
£24.99

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On The Inside, the debut album from Gotts Street Park, is more than an album – it’s an invitation. “We want listeners to feel like they’re stepping into a room with us, peering into our process”. What began as an outlet for their shared love for sixties Motown, soon became a jewel in the Yorkshire scene’s creative crown, with millions of Spotify streams to their name and some of hip-hop and pop’s most exciting emerging voices requesting collaborations: Celeste, Kali Uchis, Cosima and Rejjje Snow are just a few of the acts the band have individually written/produced for.

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THE CORAL
Sea Of Mirrors
[Run On Records]
DUE 8/9/23
£29.99

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‘Sea Of Mirrors’ is The Coral in full conceptual mondo-movie mode. Combining their love of 60s and 70s Western cinema, baroque pop, Love, Scott Walker, Sergio Leone, Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone, it features string arrangements by the High Llama’s Sean O’hagan and a cameo from Cillian Murphy. “Once the album concept was clear, this was us imagining the theme tune for an Italian western directed by Fellini with a Richard Yates-written script,” Explains James Skelly. “It’s us asking ourselves: what would have happened if Lee Hazlewood had produced a Gene Pitney song written by Townes Van Zandt?”

 

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THE GOA EXPRESS
THE GOA EXPRESS
[Communion]
DUE 1/12/23
£24.99

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The Goa Express, led by Clarke alongside his brother Joe and best friends Joey, Naham and Sam, met as young teenagers in Burnley. There is a sense of melody and a looseness in the music that brings to mind Supergrass or The La’s (for the online generation). But it is all delivered with a forward-facing urgency that places the band firmly in the year 2023. Any new young guitar band – especially from the North of England – is naturally cast into a sea of references and comparisons before barely getting a chord out. But in truth, The Goa Express are confidently breaking free of these and taking their own strides towards adding a fresh chapter to the story of modern British guitar pop.

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DOT ALLISON

Consciousology
[Sonic Cathedral]
DUE 28/7/23
£25.99

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Consciousology finds multi-instrumentalist Dot joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra, her new labelmate Andy Bell from Ride, who plays guitar on two tracks, and Hannah Peel, who is responsible for some of the string arrangements with both the LCO and a stellar group of Scottish string players. It expands on the styles and themes of the previous album, all while pushing everything just that little bit further – the songs sound bigger, more avant-garde and experimental and, occasionally, properly out-there and psychedelic.

 

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THE BOO RADLEYS

Giant Steps (30th Anniversary Edition)
[Two Piers]
DUE 1/9/23
£36.99

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NME’s 1993 Album Of The Year, named in the Top 20 of Pitchfork’s The 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time and lauded as one of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, The Boo Radleys’ classic album, “Giant Steps” will be reissued, on special remastered vinyl almost 30 years to the day since its original release. The band’s genre-ambiguous and widely-acclaimed masterpiece will become available to fans old and new. “Giant Steps” broke into the canon of great, experimental rock albums soon after its release. It’s first single, Lazarus, issued as a standalone release in November 1992, its blend of brass and guitar-squall and acutely introspective lyrics, gave a hint of what was to come and remains lodged in the band’s most-loved and best-known songs.

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LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE

Datura
[Sonic Cathedral]
DUE 16/6/23
£25.99

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Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete make a very welcome return on June 16 with their sixth album, Datura. It’s a short, sharp shock of a record with no unnecessary adornments and no fat on any of its eight songs. Gone are the psychedelic wig-outs found on previous releases, replaced with bass-heavy post-punk grooves inspired by the roots of The Congos, the no wave of Ike Yard, the industrial hip-hop of Dälek and the dark modular moves of Hiro Kone, all while harnessing the elemental power of Jon Hassell’s Vernal Equino.

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DAS KOOLIES (Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan and Guto Pryce of Super Furry Animals)

DK.01
[Strangetown Records / Amplify Music]
DUE 22/9/23
£27.99

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After four decades together as Super Furry Animals, the debut album from Das Koolies promises a genre-bending expansion of their most electronic-leaning and experimental ideas, made with the help of contributors and influences as diverse as Rhys Ifans, MC Killa Kela and 17th Century composer, Henry Purcell. ‘DK.01’ re-opens the book on the quartet’s long-term friendship and musical union at the next chapter, with their meandering tale together having begun in the vortex of North Wales’ illicit rave scene in the early-1990s.

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THE SOUNDCARRIERS
Celeste
[Phosphonic]
DUE 30/6/23
£28.99

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There’s something intangible about ‘Celeste’, The Soundcarriers’ second album, originally released in 2010. It has a light, lucid quality, almost like driving exhausted through a strange city at night. Freeflowing yet tethered, dreamy yet attacking, the band continue the fight to reconcile competing impulses. Various threads just about keep the shimmering tapestry from tearing. Haunting folk melodies underpinned by rhythmic static and the physicality of the totally analogue recording and mixing, baroque keyboard counterpoints and sweeping arrangements.

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CRANES
John Peel Sessions 1989 – 1990
[Dadaphonic]
DUE 2/6/23
£24.99

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The first in a series of archival releases from Cranes, the band’s John Peel Sessions are collected for the first time. Formed in mid-1980’s Portsmouth by the brother & sister duo of Jim Shaw (drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, programmer) & Alison Shaw (vocalist, guitarist, bassist), Cranes first appeared in 1986 with Fuse, a self-released & now highly sought-after cassette of demos. Cranes are releasing John Peel Sessions (1989-1990) on their own Dadaphonic label. The first in a series of archival releases, this compilation features original artwork by fêted 4AD & v23 sleeve designer Chris Bigg (Pixies, Cocteau Twins, The Breeders).

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NABIHAH IQBAL

Dreamer
[Ninja Tune]
DUE 28/4/23
£27.99

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Using broader concepts, ‘Dreamer’ is “more introspective, because it’s about things that I’ve been through over the last few years,” she says. The album is an intimate journey through snapshots and memories of Nabihah’s life. Exploring personal identity and grief through the soft-focus lens of melancholy, the album is not one specific sound. Her left-field lo-fi aesthetic twirls itself throughout as she manages to skate between tracks without ever sounding disjointed. Apart from four of the songs which have live drums on them, Nabihah wrote, recorded and produced the album herself. Incorporating the harmonium and sitar in her music for the first time, instruments reflective of her Pakistani heritage, it’s Nabihah’s rawest and most personal work yet. 

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JOHN MATTHIAS AND JAY AUBORN

Ghost Notes
[Cognitive Shift]
DUE 7/4/23
£22.99

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On Ghost Notes, John Matthias and Jay Auborn’s latest album, the British duo take their experiments with sound to new levels, catapulting their work into unexplored territories of human-robotic collaboration. The ghost in Ghost Notes refers to a robot drummer, although its appearance is less corporeal than it might sound. In fact, it employs quite crude technology not too different from your set of automatic car keys. John Matthias and Jay Auborn used solenoid magnets to convert audio signals sent from their computer into voltages that could fire hammers that would in turn hit a real drum kit. “The sounds were a kind of digital shadow of ourselves. An in-betweenness of acoustic and digital”. It’s in that in- betweenness which doesn’t sit comfortably in either classical nor electronica that Ghost Notes succeeds.

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BC CAMPLIGHT
The Last Rotation Of Earth
[Bella Union]
DUE 12/5/23
£25.99

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Is there a curse that says Brian ‘BC Camplight’ Christinzio cannot move forward without being knocked back? That the greatest material is born out of emotional trauma? Whilst making his new album The Last Rotation Of Earth, Christinzio’s relationship with his fiancé crumbled after nine inseparable years. The album follows this break-up amid long-term struggles with addiction and declining mental health. The outcome is an extraordinary record, with Christinzio describing it as “more cinematic, sophisticated, and nuanced than anything I’ve done before. And more desperate”.

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POZI

Smiling Pools
[PRAH Recordings]
DUE 26/5/23
£26.99

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Pozi are the sort of band to tackle the creative cycle of deconstruction and rebuilding with relish. Second album ‘Smiling Pools’ is testament to that. An LP that sees them at their most expansive yet, it follows a gradual swelling of their sound across two EPs proceeding the urgent, self-enforced minimalism of their debut album ‘PZ1’ in 2019. “We want our music to evoke a feeling and emotion rather than just being a commentary. I feel that the tracks on Smiling Pools demonstrate that we’re taking our music to a different place and we want to bring the listener along on that journey.”

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THE DREAM MACHINE
Thank God! It’s The Dream Machine
[Modern Sky]
DUE 28/4/23
£24.99

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‘Thank God! It’s The Dream Machine…’ is the hotly anticipated debut album from The Dream Machine. A self-produced collection of 12 tracks exploring everything from love and loss to angels, dogs and The Devil. The album treads a familiar path of 60’s inspired pop anthems, psychedelic-tinged country, punk, doo wop and everything in-between. Formed in 2021, the band have already gained widespread support including Steve Lamacq, Radcliffe & Maconie and Chris Hawkins on BBC Radio 6 Music, John Kennedy on Radio X and more.

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SILVER MOTH (Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, Elisabeth Elektra & Evi Vine)
Black Bay
[Bella Union]
DUE 21/4/23
£25.99

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A leap of faith reaps extraordinary rewards on ‘Black Bay’, an album of depth, atmosphere and daring from the collective known as Silver Moth. Recorded under unusual circumstances, ‘Black Bay’ is the sound of seven storied musicians yielding to shared goals, a policy of trust in action. Between hushed incantations and molten guitars, 15-minute noise-rock epics and healing psalms, the record is a testament to connectivity and receptivity: to a union of disparate minds committing to something greater than the sum of its parts.

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EDDIE CHACON

Sundown
[Stones Throw]
DUE 31/3/23
£28.99

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‘Sundown’ is “low-key R&B legend” Eddie Chacon’s soulful, meditative debut for Stones Throw Records.  The album was written with and produced by John Carroll Kirby.  Eddie Chacon rose to fame in the duo Charles & Eddie, whose 1992 single “Would I Lie To You” was a #1 hit around the world. Chacon returned in 2020 with the album ‘Pleasure, Joy and Happiness’, widely acclaimed by the New York Times, Guardian, and many more.

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SBT (Sarabeth Tucek)

Joan Of All
[Ocean Omen]
DUE 19/5/23
£29.99

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Sarabeth Tucek emerges from a decade-long hibernation with a new double-album ‘Joan of All’ under the new moniker SBT – a longtime nickname given to her by the many musicians she has worked with throughout her career. After retreating from the fevered pace of the record business to concentrate on other creative endeavors, Sarabeth began to piece together the music that would eventually become her most ambitious, personal project yet – the sprawling double-album Joan Of All, which will be released world-wide on 19th May 2023 via her own freshly-minted imprint Ocean Omen.

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NIGHTTIME
Keeper Is The Heart
[Ba Da Bing]
DUE 20/1/23
£22.99

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Eva Louise Goodman’s Nighttime project locates itself on a musical tree planted on the British Isles, perched atop the branch of folk leaning into sixties rock. Her upstate New York environs don’t stray far from that image.  With tempered percussion, floating mellotron, and singing that evokes Bleecker & MacDougal on a fervent Saturday afternoon, her new album Keeper Is The Heart reaches deep into the essence of musicians such as Vashti Bunyan, Sibylle Baier and Pentangle, breaking down the decades into a sound thoroughly and bizarrely modern.

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THE PSYCHOTIC MONKS

Pink Colour Surgery
[FatCat Records]
DUE 3/3/23
£26.99

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Although radical, ‘Pink Colour Surgery’’s work is truly accessible to those who immerse themselves in its in depth. One is unceasingly hypnotised, shaken, as their soul flirts dangerously with a furious and oppressive trance. How then the journey becomes addictive, letting yourself slide from one track to another, sometimes struck, sometimes set ablaze with an unexpected epiphany, because its light irradiates us. Live their music is an intimate, sensory experience, the affects of which continue to be felt for a long time afterwards.

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abracadabra

shapes & colors
[Melodic]
DUE 20/1/23
£24.99

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If you find the time, please come and stay a while in abracadabra’s beautiful neighbourhood; a magically wonky wonderland where strangers leave as friends to a block party soundtrack as eclectic as it is infectious. The California duo’s album ‘shapes & colors’ is a dazzling collage of psych-fuelled synthscapes and contemporary Baroque-pop of anti-capitalist movements and escapism, precisely pieced around their own working lives in a blue-collar town.

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M(H)AOL
Attachment Styles
[Tulle]
DUE 3/2/23
£24.99

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Following the release of their debut EP ‘Gender Studies’, the band hit the ground running in 2022. Gaining a reputation as one of the most sought after live bands of the summer, M(h)aol performed at Primavera, Green Man, Latitude, and End of the Road, toured Europe with Gilla Band and Shellac, and more. ‘Attachment Styles’ is a record about social connection, queerness and healing. When Róisín was writing the lyrics, she used the theory of attachment styles as an overarching theme which is a theory that looks at the impact our inter-familial relationships and society have on how we relate to one another.

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FREE LOVE

Inside
[Lost Map]
DUE 24/2/23
£24.99

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“The sounds and themes on INSIDE came from the experiments we started working on throughout lockdown in our home studio, FULL ASHRAM CELESTIAL GARDEN,” says Lewis. “Sometimes we’d leave a sound running on loop until little melodies would come in and then that would start to take the form of the track. It has been a weird time for anyone to be making anything creative – to make sense of any reason to it all, we had to position creating music as an essential ritualistic part of our daily existence. We used the studio as a portal and made INSIDE.”

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MOLLY
Picturesque
[Sonic Cathedral]
DUE 13/1/23
£27.99

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The album’s seemingly brief tracklisting belies a work of great beauty and depth, and one which turned into a one-man crusade for singer/guitarist Lars Andersson, intertwining deeply personal stories with his love for the era of Romanticism. “Every time I go to a museum and I’m about to pass through the era of Romanticism I stop in awe,” says Lars of the enduring appeal of the 18th century artistic movement. “Whatever it is – stories, paintings, music – it triggers something deep within me, something profoundly human. It really hits a nerve, and it utterly immerses me to a point where I can’t move.”

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TELEMAN
Good Time / Hard Time
[Moshi Moshi]
DUE 7/4/23
£25.99

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With classic Teleman style, ‘Good Time / Hard Time’ is their most dancefloor-friendly record to date. Following the departure of the band’s long-time keyboard player Jonny Sanders to focus on his film and design work,  Peter Cattermoul now leads on keyboard duties and Hiro Amamiya slides seamlessly between drum machine, live drums and even the odd keyboard solo as it captures the bounce of choice cuts from their own DJ sets such as Metronomy or the classic disco of Boney M, Giorgio Moroder, early house music and 80s vibes – all the while doused in their trademark blend of uplifting melancholy.

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JAMES YORKSTON, NINA PERSSON & THE SECONDHAND ORCHESTRA

The Great White Sea Eagle
[Domino]
DUE 13/1/23
£24.99

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They followed the same methodology as The Wide, Wide River – apart from James, Nina and KJ, none of The Second Hand Orchestra had heard the music prior to entering the studio – and the arrangements were made up on the spot. Yorkston summarises: “Everyone who was playing in The Second Hand Orchestra, in their own way they are all unique and colourful players. There was no-one there who didn’t know what to do. I would bring them the songs, we would start one – I would play it, and second time round people would start singing and playing, and by the time we had done it three or four times we would hit record and we would be ready to go. And the thing that they all had was the ability to give each other space and to come up with their parts based on what other people were playing naturally was a very quick process, and they were all so open, nobody was egotistical. Everything was just happy. I love the wildness in it.”
Today, they release the first song from the forthcoming album, “Hold Out For Love”, a kind of Fife-gospel anthem with Yorkston and Persson’s vocals interwoven together over the lyrics: “You’ll have no regrets / If you hold out for love / Don’t sell yourself short / For the sake of a moment.”

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BABY COOL
Earthling On The Road To Self Love
[Bad Vibrations]
DUE 10/2/23
£23.99

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Marrying psychedelic pop with folk and a touch of country, ‘Earthling On The Road To Self Love’ is the sublime debut album by Brisbane, Australia-based artist Baby Cool – the latest side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuell. Cuell says of the record, which follows her debut single ‘Magic’ and tours with Babe Rainbow and The Lazy Eyes: “The songs on this album are deeply sentimental. I have a lot I need to sing about to help me make sense of this earthly pod I have been gifted. If in singing these words out loud, I can help others find solace in knowing that we’re all out here flailing about in the cosmos, then it feels good to me.”

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THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER
Horse Of The Dog
[No Death]
DUE 10/3/23
£33.99

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In the early 2000s, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster emerged with a black-hearted blast of frenetic psychobilly, punk and goth that felt like a closing time punch-up between The Birthday Party, The Cramps and The Make-Up. Their lunatic intensity was best captured within their first two albums, 2002’s ‘Hörse of the Dög’ and 2004’s ‘The Royal Society’, both of which remain adored as cult classics to this day by a fanbase still addicted by their visceral, riotous noise rock. One of the band’s biggest fans is the film director Edgar Wright, who directed the music video for their song ‘Psychosis Safari’ as he was working on his own cult classic, ‘Shaun of the Dead’.

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CATE LE BON

Cyrk & Cyrk II – 10th Anniversary Edition
[IFL Music]
DUE 28/10/22
£36.99

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There are small musical touches throughout CYRK which make it distinctive from the work of any other singer-songwriter, colouring the record with splashes of ingenious eccentricity and psych-pop flourishes. Cyrk II is gentler and dreamier, a pleasant blend that gives way to soothing harmonies with less of the eccentricities that Le Bon has become known for. 2022 marks 10 years of the release of both Cyrk and Cyrk II.

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THE MURDER CAPITAL
Gigi’s Recovery
[Human Season]
DUE 20/1/23
£24.99

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The Murder Capital’s first album ‘When I Have Fears’ had all its songs written and recorded within the first 9 months of the band knowing each other. Now, with ‘Gigi’s Recovery’, the band had to learn to navigate their personal relationships through the relationships they harnessed with these new songs. Without knowing what these songs would sound like, the band knew what they wanted them to feel like- and worked backwards from there- “We had this slightly tongue-in-cheek mantra at the near-beginning of writing this record, it was – The evolution will not be compromised. This kept us on a course, even when we didn’t know where we were going”.  And that’s exactly how The Murder Capital ended up with an album that is both totally pure and yet completely confident in its direction.

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TVAM
High Art Lite
[Invada]
DUE 28/10/22
£24.99

  • “Blood In The Water” split red & blue vinyl (Exclusive!)
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  • Obi-strip (Exclusive!)
  • 4 page printed insert
  • Limited pressing of 700 (Exclusive!)

Fast forward the VCR to 2022, High Art Lite takes a different tilt to its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal.The colours are blown-out and the brightness is cranked up.TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil, are all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but this time with an urgent belief in the human condition.  A heady mix of Black Mirror’s modern fables, JG Ballard’s gated communities of sun-drenched wealth, and Mulholland Drive’s boulevard of broken daydreams, High Art Lite offers an all-inclusive package of redemption.

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SLUG
Thy Socialite!
[Memphis Industries]
DUE 20/1/23
£26.99

  • “Brain surgery red” vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Alternate Dinked sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Signed art print (Exclusive!)
  • Limited to 300 (Exclusive!)

Although Thy Socialite!, the first release from Field Music’s new record label Daylight Saving Records, is not the sound of Lloyd Webber quivering and sweating in a rotting Berlin flat but instead, a fun, joyous, audacious record of hard rock, glam, and pop that ranges from arena to art school. “I wanted to include a more rockist palette,” Black says. “My last album, Higgledypiggledy, had influences including The Cardiacs, Prince and The Residents. For this one I wanted to see what I could get out of less indie audience friendly artists such as Toto, Sweet, Wings, Def Leppard and ZZ Top and merge it with a SLUG sensibility. Due to the more rock approach, I was happy for the album to become a big classic rock unit – pompous even.

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*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

ITALIA 90
Living Human Treasure
[Brace Yourself Records]
Due 30/01/23 
£23.99

 

  • “Mumsnet” blue coloured vinyl *
  • Bonus 2 track + audio story 7” *
  • Numbered edition *
  • Limited pressing of 300 *
  • *EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

Italia 90 release their debut album Living Human Treasure on Jan 20th on Brace Yourself Records. The London based 4-piece have released a number of singles and EPs since their breakthrough and have steadily built a cult following in England and mainland Europe. Italia 90 have received critical acclaim from publications such as DIY Magazine, The Quietus, So Young as well as extensive coverage at BBC 6music – with Steve Lamacq in particular offering continued support. Across the album, tracks from the band’s earliest days (New Factory, Competition) sit side by side with newer tracks, in a breadth of new styles for the band. “We consciously drew on elements from other genres, like new wave, goth rock, post-hardcore, jazz, jungle and ranchera that have inspired us but which we hadn’t incorporated into our music previously”.

This philosophy is the sign of a band going against the grain and stopping to really consider their statements, both musically and lyrically, rather than hopping on trends. Across their debut album, Italia 90 step off the relentless, exhausting hamster wheel and create something fantastic with the abundance of ingredients already here, pointing a different way forwards.

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ROZI PLAIN 
Prize 
[Memphis Industries] 
DUE 13.01.23 
£26.99

  • Translucent “streetlamp orange” vinyl *
  • Alternate Sleeve *
  • Rozi designed 2023 Wall Planner *
  • Hand Numbered *
  • Limited pressing of 500 *
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Over the course of four albums, Rozi Plain’s hypnotic, gently askew songs have steadily sauntered their way from her birthplace of Winchester, reverberated through the bustling Bristol DIY scene, to where they now emanate from London’s creative epicentre. Acquiring a worldliness that’s reflected in her travels as a touring musician, each consecutive release has broached new sonic territory, whilst retaining a home-grown intimacy and a familial warmth of spirit.

On Prize, her upcoming fifth long-player, due for release on Memphis Industries on 13 January 2023, Rozi’s unique, heart-felt approach continues to prevail, marking her as one of our most innovative and engaging songwriters.
At the core of Rozi’s idiosyncratic sound, there is a keening for simplicity; a recurring urge to strip things back to their essence, to reveal their innate beauty. Rozi uses hersingular unaffected vocal accompanied by an electric-guitar she built herself. Chords are broken into cyclical, meditative patterns of plucked staccato figures. These punchy, quietly complex entrancing arpeggios reel you in, crucially allowing room for reflection and collaboration.

DINKED 219
SAINT JUDE
Signal
[Slow Dance]
DUE 18/11/22
£22.99

  • Eco Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Jude Woodhead AKA Saint Jude is a born and bred South London based producer who first approached songwriting after being diagnosed with Tinnitus which prevented him from pursuing his DJ career. While his previous works found space between genres, with elements of indie, ambient pop, hip-hop, Uk garage and noise, his debut self-produced album ‘Signal’ rejects the limitations of genres altogether while anchoring his music firmly in the sounds of his native South London. Conceptualized during the lockdown in 2020, ‘Signal’ is a self-portrait about coming of age during a time of political crisis and social change.

DINKED ARCHIVE 10
CRAIG ARMSTRONG
As If To Nothing
[Hydrogen Dukebox]
DUE 17/3/23
£32.99

  • Clear vinyl 2LP (Exclusive!)
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  • Embossed/Debossed Sleeve
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  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Twenty years on from its original release, Craig Armstrong’s ‘As If To Nothing’ – his electronic/orchestral masterpiece featuring musical heavyweights Bono, Mogwai, Evan Dando, King Crimson and others – is being reissued for the first time on vinyl in a super-deluxe, super-limited edition run via Hydrogen Dukebox. Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut at half-speed to produce a superior sound quality, the release comes completely repackaged with reimagined artwork by award-winning designer Christopher Thomson and there’s also a special ‘Dinked Archive Edition’ version limited to just 500 copies worldwide including a bonus 10″ of a newly unearthed track from the original recording sessions.

DINKED 218
SARATHY KORWAR

KALAK
[The Leaf Label]
DUE 11/11/22
£24.99

  • Crystal Clear vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Sarathy Korwar returns with new album KALAK. The follow up to the politically charged, award-winning More Arriving is an Indo-futurist manifesto – in rhythmic step with the past and the present, it sets out to describe a route forward. It celebrates a rich South Asian culture of music and literature, which resonates with spirituality and community, while envisaging a better future from those building blocks.

DINKED 217
GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS
The Rest Is Distraction
[Own It]
DUE 14/10/22
£25.99

  • “River Lea Turquoise” vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Girls in Synthesis follow up their critically acclaimed 2019 debut album ‘Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future’ with ‘The Rest Is Distraction’, an intense, dark and challenging collection of experimental punk featuring relentless drums, fractured guitar, desperate vocals and mechanical electronics and keyboards. With lyrics dealing with the darker side of human interaction, there is no shying away from tackling the confused state of modern life.

DINKED 216
ABRAXAS (Night Beats / ex-Los Bitchos)

Monte Carlo
[Suicide Squeeze]
DUE 28/10/22
£24.99

  • “Alien Whirlpool” Aqua Blue with Black Splatter colour vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Carolina Faruolo (ex-Los Bitchos) and Danny Lee Blackwell (Night Beats) had been friends and mutual admirers of each other’s musical projects for years, though with Faruolo residing in the UK and Blackwell residing in Texas, their interactions were limited. Yet as was so often the case for many of us during the shelter-in-place stretches of 2020, geographic proximity wound up being a non-issue as our socializations became almost exclusively online endeavors. In this era of isolation and uncertainty, Faruolo and Blackwell invented their own private escape to Latin rhythms, colorful vistas, and smoky revelries under the project name of Abraxas. Combining their shared love of Wendy Renee, Los Destellos, doo-wop and R&B, they crafted their debut album Monte Carlo by bouncing ideas across the Atlantic.

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PEEL DREAM MAGAZINE

Pad
[Tough Love]
DUE 7/10/22
£26.99

  • “Wellness” Green Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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With his third album as Peel Dream Magazine, Joseph Stevens beckons you toward a fabulist, zig-zag world entirely of his own design. On ‘Pad’, he eschews the fuzzy glories of his indie pop past – vibraphone trembles while chamber strings take center stage. The curtains lift to reveal banjo. Chimes. Farfisa. And as he lets out a moan atop the album’s title track, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary performance. A conceptual work about losing oneself when all they have is themself, ‘Pad’ gestures towards an exciting new future for Stevens’ pop moniker by reimagining its own very existence.

DINKED 214
BREANNA BARBARA
Nothin’ But Time
[Fuzz Club]
DUE 11/11/22
£24.99

  • Clear + Blue Marble LP (Exclusive!)
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The Minnesota-born, Florida-raised, NYC-based artist Breanna Barbara’s 2nd album – ‘Nothin’ But Time – is a raw and immersive trip through the sounds of psychedelic rock and blues, anchored by her forceful vocals and unforgettable songwriting. Sporting a sound that feels classic and of-the-moment at the same time, Nothin’ But Time is the next chapter in Barbara’s exciting career, cementing her as an artist who’s committed to plumbing new emotional depths as she bursts through every sonic barrier put in her way.

DINKED 213
BRUTUS
Unison Life
[Hassle]
DUE 21/10/22
£26.99

  • Cloudy Red vinyl *
  •  180g heavyweight vinyl *
  •  Logo stickers
  •  Signed postcard set *
  •  Hand-numbered edition of 400 *
  •  Limited edition die-cut outer sleeve
  •  16pg lyric booklet* EXCLUSIVE to Dinked EditionWhen times are tough, or you’re feeling worn down, you start longing for a life of total peace. A life where there are no fights, arguments or lies; where there is no such thing as disappointment and your actions have no consequences. Some might call it a “fantasy world”. Genre-jumping Belgian trio Brutus call it the “Unison Life” – a phrase that titles their third studio album. Unison Life is about all the stuff that wears you down in the first place. It’s the ugliness, the pain, and the acts of bravery that get you through it all. Beginning with a portrait of contentment and unravelling from there, the album goes into battle and asks what really counts. In their own words: “Is this Unison Life a hoax? Or a quest?”  

 

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A.O. GERBER
Meet Me at the Gloaming
[Hand In Hive Records]
DUE 14/10/22
£21.99

  • “Golden Hour” coloured vinyl *
  • Signed & hand-numbered postcard *
  • Limited pressing of 400
    *EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

When we pick apart the pieces of our past, and turn them over in our hands, they can feel weighted, worn, and weathered with the smog of perspective. And as we try to stitch them together, how do we navigate our own pattern when what we might’ve been taught is too binary, too black and white, a thread woven too tight?

On her new album Meet Me at the Gloaming, A.O. Gerber carefully grapples with the constraints she was taught as a child to reach for the flourishing that comes when we look past the black and white, and into the gray gauze of the in-between. “I was thinking about how damaging it can be to exist in that binary space of good and evil,” Gerber explains. “When we see everything in either/or’s, we lose the nuance and complexity that make life rich enough to be worth living.” By interlocking memory and imagination, Gerber crafts a gleaming future, where the light and the dark don’t just coexist––they create a new color entirely.

For fans of: Bedouine, Aldous Harding, The Weather Station, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Nadia Reid

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TURNOVER
Myself In The Way

[Run For Cover]
DUE 04/11/22
£25.99

  • Orange vinyl *
  • Postcard set * 
  • UK exclusive bonus 7” 
  • Limited pressing of 400
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A new record from Turnover arrives this fall. Myself in the Way is the band’s fifth full-length album, and it follows their first pause in consistent touring in almost 10 years. While the world was shut down, Turnover’s four bandmates spent time meditating, painting, volunteer firefighting, skateboarding, and working in state parks – deepening interests and growing roots in places they hadn’t been able to while living life on the road for so long. On Myself in the Way, Turnover’s creative vision takes center-stage in every way. The album’s cover art – a sparkling array of multicolored gems scattered across a neutral canvas – was painted during lockdown by Dempsey. Music videos for the record were directed and filmed by the band, including the dizzy “Wait Too Long” video shot on retreat in upstate New York with friends and collaborators Kyle Lamb and Blair Kemp. Austin’s increased involvement on the production side earned him his first-ever co-producer credit, and Nick Rayfield contributed a new perspective as a songwriter for the first time in the recording process. For a band that has never stopped evolving, Turnover has always remained authentic with every release. Myself in the Way is an achievement that ties new and exciting ideas in with the band’s unique artistic ambition.

DINKED 210
PVA
Blush
[Ninja Tune]
DUE 14/10/22
£24.99

  • 140g fluorescent pink sparkle effect vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • PVA zine (note artwork TBC) (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold sleeve with a gloss finish
  • Numbered edition
  • Limited pressing of 500

South London band PVA’s stunning debut album BLUSH consolidates the beating pulse of electronic music with the raw energy of a life-affirming gig and reveals more about the trio than they’ve ever previously shared. The eleven blistering tracks from the group, Ella Harris and Josh Baxter (who share lead vocals as well as handling synths, guitars and production) alongside drummer and percussionist Louis Satchell, are made from a formula of acid, disco, blistering synths, the release of the dancefloor and queer-coded sprechgesang post-punk.

DINKED 209
AOIFE NESSA FRANCES

Protector
[Partisan]
DUE 28/10/22
£24.99

  • White & blue marble splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Double-sided photo print (Exclusive!)
  • Postcard (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 600

With Protector, Frances has delivered a glowing act of restoration, informed by the power of connection. The songs find the resonance in the hum of life, trapping glimpses of light and crystalizing them into new modes of being. Each track is a nuanced take on a different subject. “Writing and recording this album was a spiritual experience. I experienced love for my family on a level I didn’t know existed, while slowly putting myself back together and watching the ‘protector’ in me grow much bigger.”

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LANDE HEKT

House Without A View
[Prize Sunflower]
DUE 23/9/22
£21.99

  • Ruby Red/Light Blue Half and Half Vinyl
  • Exclusive artwork and Guitar Tab Zine
  • Numbered Edition
  • Pressing quantity 300

With her debut album barely a year old, 2022 sees Lande armed with a whole new collection of song-form vignettes and musings on her life and experiences. Kicking off where the last record left off, the opening track of new album ‘House Without a View’ is ‘Half With You’ which “is about growing into yourself as a queer person, and enjoying who you are after not enjoying it for so long,” says Lande. ‘Cut My Hair’ is about how her relationship with her gender has changed over the last few years, becoming more comfortable in herself and understanding more about what makes her happy. “It’s also about how easy it is to not talk to people when you’re struggling, which is something I did for a long time,” admits Lande.

DINKED 207
ELAINE HOWLEY
The Distance Between Heart And Mouth
[Touch Sensitive]
DUE 12/8/22
£23.99

  • Transparent Sea Blue Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • 12pp illustrated colour booklet by Annie Forrester
  • Obi-strip with cut-out bookmark illustrated by Annie Forrester
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Touch Sensitive Records proudly presents the Cork-based musician Elaine Howley’s debut solo album The Distance Between Heart and Mouth. The product of an audio diary kept on a 4 track cassette machine throughout 2019 and 2020, the album recreates the intimacy of a radio show filled with Howley’s favourite sounds, palettes, and textures; effortlessly joining the dots between pop and experimentation, summoning the kaleidoscopic world of Trish Keenan & Broadcast, the bruised lo-fi soul of Tirzah and the dubbed-out blues of Leslie Winer.

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GRAVE GOODS

Tuesday. Nothing Exists.
[Tulle]
DUE 14/10/22
£24.99

  • Hot Pink vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered Risograph printed inserts (Exclusive!)
  • Insert of handwritten notes on Satre’s Nausea book pages (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

London and Dublin based women-led independent label TULLE are back with TUESDAY. NOTHING EXISTS. – the debut album from three-piece GRAVE GOODS. Featuring current and former members of PINS, Girls Names and September Girls, the Sartre-rock trio are based between Manchester, Belfast and Dublin. Taking influence from early post-punk and minimalist rock, GRAVE GOODS music has been described as urgent and demanding, claustrophobic yet spacious – guaranteed to grab your attention. Their influences come from early post-punk and minimalist rock, and their music is visceral and angular, set against a lyrical backdrop of existential ennui.

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THEE SACRED SOULS
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
Thee Sacred Souls
[Daptone]
DUE 26/8/22
£24.99

  • Clear with Orange & Red Splatter Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Produced by Bosco Mann (aka Daptone co-founder Gabriel Roth), Thee Sacred Souls is a warm and textured record, mixing the easygoing grace of sweet ’60s soul with the grit and groove of early ’70s R&B, and the performances are utterly intoxicating, with Lane’s weightless vocals anchored by the rhythm section’s deep pocket and infectious chemistry. Hints of Chicano, Philly, Chicago, Memphis and even Panama soul turn up here, and while it’s tempting to toss around labels like “retro” with a deliberately analog collection like this, there’s also something distinctly modern about the band that defies easy categorization, a rawness and a sincerity that transcends time and place.

DINKED 204
TSHA

Capricorn Sun
[Ninja Tune]
DUE 4/11/22
£27.99

  • Orange Marbled 2LP (Exclusive!)
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The long-awaited debut album by TSHA is “Capricorn Sun”. 12 tracks that perfectly encapsulate the emotive blend of underground electronic and hook-laden pop sensibilities that have made her one of the most talked about new artists in the electronic space in recent years.  Features the singles ‘Giving Up (feat. Mafro)’ and ‘Water (feat. Oumou Sangare)’ plus certified heaters ‘OnlyL (feat. NIMMO)’, ‘Power’ and ‘Sister’.

DINKED 203
RACHAEL DADD

Kaleidoscope
[Memphis Industries]
DUE 14/10/22
£26.99

+ ‘Kaleidoscope’ splatter coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
+ Bonus CD – 4 track EP “The Bridge” featuring Rozi Plain & This is the Kit (Exclusive!
+ Hand numbered (Exclusive!
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Like so many people disconnected from their communities and struggling through the lockdowns, Rachael Dadd turned inwards, seeking escape through music and connection through song writing, and her hope is that when people listen to ‘Kaleidoscope’ “they will feel held and find space to breathe, grieve and celebrate.” “This album is a lot more honest and personal than ‘Flux’” she shares, “but I feel the songs are universal as they are largely rooted in truth and love. If I had to pick a favourite album it would be this one because of the magical rekindling of human connection when me and my band got back in a room together again. All that magic went into these songs.”

DINKED 202
JESCA HOOP
Order of Romance
[Memphis Industries]
DUE 16/9/22
£26.99

+ Sky Blue Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Jesca Hoop returns with her sixth album, Order of Romance, a record that fortifies her position as one of the most striking and original voices in contemporary music. Order of Romance is Hoop’s most intricate and finely balanced album to date, one that draws on classic song writing, recalling anything from Gershwin to Paul Simon, but creating something that is unmistakably, indelibly Jesca Hoop. It is a deep dive into craft.

DINKED 201
TIM BURGESS

Typical Music
[Bella Union]
DUE 23/9/22
£31.99

  • Clear Vinyl 2LP (Exclusive!)
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Typical Music is a 22-track double, a blockbuster set of songs that are as expansive and diverse as they are rich. As fun as they are funky. That embrace heartache and love. That run the gamut, from ABBA (in the shape of guest vocalist Pearl Charles, whose own brilliant Magic Mirror album is the sound of the magic Swedes doin’ disco) to Zappa (free-form studio experimentation is go!).

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LAUNDROMAT

En Bloc – 3 EPs Collection
[Brace Yourself]
DUE 16/9/22
£23.99

  • Clear and white splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
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On the new collection, Laundromat says “These nine tracks were written (really slowly) over a number of years, and although they’ve been out a while now, it’s massively cathartic to release them as this 3 EP collection. Mainly because despite the fact that this isn’t an ‘album’ release, it was certainly written as one. So to finally deliver these tunes in the order that they were meant to be listened to feels real good I have to admit. ‘En Bloc’ – 3 EP Collection also includes a number of segue pieces that link the songs together – the idea being that this slice of work would be released as two continuous chunks of sound, i.e – side 1 and side 2. A nice big feast for the ears.” Inspired by a broad range of influences including Kim Deal, Broadcast, Jaki Liebezeit, Jason Albertini, Madlib and Gonjasufi, Hayes also cites film as a huge source of intrigue: “I find a lot of inspiration in film – Repo Man (1984), Deep End (1970), Punch-drunk Love (2002), and Alice in the Cities (1974) in particular.”

DINKED 199
PYE CORNER AUDIO
Let’s Emerge
[Sonic Cathedral]
DUE 15/7/22
£24.99

  • Translucent orange vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Metallic silver artwork (Exclusive!)
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From the first glimpse of the artwork to the first note of the music it’s a marked deviation from Pye Corner Audio’s more traditional shadowy sounds. Whereas his last outing for Ghost Box (2021’s ‘Entangled Routes’) was inspired by the underground fungal pathways through which plants communicate, this one is very much above ground, bathed in sunlight and acid-bright psychedelia. “This is a departure to sunnier climes, but a departure nonetheless,” says Pye Corner Audio, aka Martin Jenkins. “It’s something that I’d been thinking about for a while. I try to tailor my work slightly differently for the various labels that I work with, and this seems to fit nicely with Sonic Cathedral’s ethos.”

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COMPANION
Second Day Of Spring
[Companion]
Due 04/11/22
£26.99

● Opaque Pink vinyl *
● Bonus 7” – non-album track ‘To Be Still’ *
● 12” x 24” photo collage print *
● Limited pressing of 400 *

*EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

At just 23-years-old, identical twin sisters Sophia and Jo Babb had faced a decade of darkness. Then, as Companion, they
built lighthouses. With their debut album Second Day of Spring, the duo arrive at the start of a blooming new season,
holding a work that softly glows with a sincerity, vulnerability, and hopefulness that they fought hard to find along their way.
“A lot of this album is rooted in healing from grief and familial hurt,” says Sophia. “There are songs about marriage and
healing from mistrust. Family ties that have been broken.” Second Day of Spring introduces two brilliant songwriters and
mesmerizing singers as they share their stories with gazes at once light and weighted, offering listeners comfort in
despairing corners.
The now Fort Collins, CO-based sisters were raised and homeschooled on nine farmland acres just outside of Norman,
OK. Their lives changed abruptly at 13 when their father, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, took his own life. “Mental
health is such an undervalued issue that’s not talked about enough – so we talk about it through our music,” says Sophia.
The loss pushed the girls to write. Sourcing inspiration from their shared love of artists like Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss,
and Samantha Crain, the duo began to form their own style through a freedom of thought, expression, and directness that
can only result from such an intimate, symbiotic bond – even if they had their creative differences at times. “Writing came
pretty naturally, but as siblings, there was friction,” Jo says. “Our closeness as twins allows for a sometimes brutal honesty
that other collaborators might shy away from.” The tension made the songs even better.

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WHY BONNIE
90 In November
[Keeled Scales]

DUE 19/8/22
£24.99

  • Opaque Pink with Green Vinyl *
  • Signed 11″ x 11″ album cover print *
  • Flexi-disc with “Apple Tree” (non-album track) *
  • Individually numbered *
  • Limited pressing of 400 *
    *EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition
    New-York-by-way-of-Texas transplants Why Bonnie announce their debut album, 90 in November, out August 19th on their new label Keeled Scales, and share the title track and an accompanying video. “90 in November” is a sunny guitar pop song about lead singer and songwriter Blair Howerton’s hometown of Houston, packed full of sparkling snapshots—”a technicolor sun” and “a cardboard cutout cowboy waving me goodbye.” “I wanted to capture the bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye to the landscape that shaped you while still dealing with the anxieties of what lies ahead,” says Howerton. “Nostalgia always hits with a flash of disjointed memories – like speeding down the highway or sweating in the Texas heat.” The self-directed video captures this feeling.90 in November is a trip through Howerton’s inner world, but it’s also a road trip through Texas. Often it is both at once. The songs are full of poetic, cinematic lyrics that flash like colorful scenes glimpsed from the window of a car as it barrels along an interstate highway cutting through the Lone Star State, each one a road stop revealing a different facet of Howerton’s experience. The album is a dynamic introduction to a more raw-edged indie sound from a band who have matured from bedroom dream pop into a sophisticated rock act, their evolving sound a reflection of the journey undertaken by Howerton on this vividly rendered collection of songs.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogXftYtsbGo

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SZUN WAVES
Earth Patterns
[The Leaf Label]

DUE 19/8/22
£25.99

+ Orange with black splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
+ 16-page photobook by digital artist Dom Harwood (Exclusive!)
+ Printed inner sleeve
+ Screen-printed PVC outer sleeve (Exclusive!)
+ Individually numbered in the Fibonacci sequence (Exclusive!)
+ Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)
+ Download card

The members of Szun Waves may not have been collectively in the same country, let alone room, for over two years, but that hasn’t prevented them from realising their third album, Earth Patterns.

The trio – comprised of producer Luke Abbott, saxophonist Jack Wyllie (Portico Quartet) and drummer Laurence Pike (Triosk/PVT/Liars) – recorded the album sessions together at the tail end of their 2019 European tour, locking themselves away in the studio for three days of improvisation. They emerged with hours of music, some inspired by their live shows, most born fresh in the studio itself, ready to be moulded into the group’s third album in five years.

However, with Laurence marooned in Australia, and Luke and Jack grounded in different parts of the UK, it meant an unexpected reassessment of the band’s creative remit, and the enforced long gestation period almost inadvertently ended up creating the most fully-formed Szun Waves record to date.

Where second album, New Hymn To Freedom, had its face tilted up to the heavens, Earth Patterns is a more grounded record, and in places, a more claustrophobic one: Wyllie’s saxophone squalls ripple in the background as Pike’s dense drums clatter, both shaped and guided by the atmospherics of Abbott’s synths. Moments of jazz harmony collide with cinematic soundscapes; long searching passages build into kaleidoscopic frenzies.

“I think the record we’ve ended up with is an emotional outpouring,” Abbott says. “There’s a fluidity to it that feels like we tapped into something quite raw. The last record felt like drifting in space but I see this new record as a journey from the outer reaches of the universe down onto the earth, like a macrocosm to microcosm arc,” he explains.

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KATHRYN WILLIAMS

“Night Drives”
[One Little Independent]
DUE 15/7/22
£24.99

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Kathryn Williams is often described as “a songwriter’s songwriter”, her timeless and searching work has earned her accolades, critical acclaim, and a loyal fan-base. In this new musical world when we talk about an artist’s body of work, we tend to think of a handful of records stretched out across of a handful of years, if we’re lucky. A changing industry and a focus on immediacy has done little to alter such notions, which makes Kathryn Williams something of an anomaly – releasing 12 full-length albums under her own name since her debut LP, ‘Dog Leap Stairs’, released in 1999. While her best-known work is characterised by rich and honest songwriting inspired by the greats, Williams has continually been able to evolve as an artist because she’s always looked outside of such boundaries. She continues to listen and learn while, at the same time, writing with a fiery spirit and a sense of adventure that has never once wilted.

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HATIS NOIT

Aura
[Erased Tapes]
DUE 24/6/22
£22.99

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Astonishingly all songs on this record were created using her voice only. The single exception being ‘Inori’ for which she took a field recording of the ocean only one kilometre away from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Hatis Noit had been invited there for a memorial ceremony which marked the re-opening of the area for local people to return to their homes. The emotive and compassionate song is dedicated to the lives lost due to 2011’s tsunami, but equally to the many beautiful memories people have of their hometown.

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TRAAMS

personal best
[Fat Cat]
DUE 22/7/22
£26.99

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‘personal best’, the third album from Chichester’s TRAAMS and their first in seven years, represents a band rebuilt from the ground up. After half a decade apart, all it took was a global pandemic to reaffirm their intense urge to create music together, and the limitations the situation brought with it ended up revolutionising their sound. “A lot of this album is about recognising yourself,” Stu, vocalist and songwriter, says. “This record is about the little changes we make, and the milestones we achieve in that process,” he adds, reflecting on a seven year period where his band drifted apart before reconnecting and finding an entirely new way of working, a change that has resulted in their most beautiful and fully-formed album yet. “It’s not about big declarations of love or huge outpourings of grief,” he says. “It’s about the little personal realisations and victories that people have throughout their lives. Some of them are massive, some of them can be hard, and some are small and beautiful, but they all matter.”

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KELLEY STOLTZ
The Stylist
[Agitated]
DUE 10/6/22
£29.99

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The album was recorded early in 2021, and has been languishing in the vinyl pressing log jam ever since – but luckily Stoltz writes timeless songs, the kind that might’ve appeared on the fringes of the late 60’s or mid 80’s. Acoustic guitars, synthesizers, drum machines and strong melodies abound. As with his other classic records “Below the Branches”, “Double Exposure” and “Ah! (etc)” Stoltz plays most of the instruments himself and records in his home studio in San Francisco.

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TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS

When The Lights Go
[Nice Age]
DUE 23/9/22
£24.99

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Recorded predominantly in Orlando’s studio in Los Angeles, ‘When the Lights Go’ is his first album since 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Trouble’. The new album marks a departure in sound, defined, of course, by the events of the last few years. Encompassing songwriting, ballads and a pop-centered aesthetic, it’s full of depth, feeling, storytelling and woe – presented in a compelling manner, as only he can.
‘When the Lights Go’ is a substantial body of work, containing 17 tracks, representative of the duration between albums, “I feel grateful to know that there are people who are interested in more music from me. So I want to give them something significant in length”, he says. When the Lights Go also marks a shift into the pop domain, Orlando’s vocals take centre stage with arrangements that complement the sadness in the songwriting.

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VINTAGE CROP

Kibitzer
[Upset The Rhythm]
DUE 1/7/22
£23.99

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‘Kibitzer’ was written in quick response to their critically lauded ‘Serve To Serve Again’ album. Harsh guitars, a brutish rhythm section and a knack for always having the right words at hand are still abundant, but this time Vintage Crop’s songs expand upon their forceful nature with greater harmonic arrangement. It was recorded by Jasper Jolley in one single session on a former apple orchard in Geelong, a backdrop that mirrors the band’s own organic growth whilst highlighting their willingness to approach capturing their own sound their own way. The album was then mixed and mastered by Mikey Young.

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MUSH
Down Tools
Memphis Industries
DUE 08/07/22

£25.99 

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Leeds art-rock group Mush (Dan Hyndman – vocals / guitar, Phil Porter – drums, Nick Grant – bass, Myles Kirk– guitar) are set to return with album ‘Down Tools’ on 8 July 2022 via Memphis Industries. The new record marks the prolific band’s third album in as many years, following hypebuilding early singles ‘Alternative Facts’ and ‘Gig Economy’, 2020’s debut LP ‘3D Routine’ and 2021’s acclaimed ‘Lines Redacted’, which pushed their sound further and, as Uncut wrote, saw them become “kindred spirits to Wand and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, two other bands prolifically honing their sound and approach, steadily developing their voice.” On ‘Down Tools’, this voice grows again into a more brilliantly singular sound. It sees Mush getting loose, moving away from the defined moods and textures of ‘Lines Redacted’ with a musical openness, straddling genres while avoiding pastiche. Hyndman says of the lyrics on ‘Down Tools’ that “there was a conscious decision to retreat further from an observational approach” with vocals being ad-libbed lending the record a more abstract feel. Hyndman continues: “this album is less dark than the previous one. The Armageddon obsession has eased, or at least the symptoms have become milder due to saturation.

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CARRTOONS
Homegrown

[Wichita Recordings]
DUE 14/10/22
£24.99

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Ben Carr, aka CARRTOONS, is the hotly-tipped multi-instrumentalist and producer from New York whose music brings the electric bass to the forefront.
Over time, he has become a sought-after producer through his eye-catching visuals, the success of his independently released LP ‘Saturday Morning’, appearances on NPR’s Tiny Desk & the release of viral track “On My Way” with The Kount, and more.
This is his debut physical release following a string of highly successful digital self-releases. This releases features buzzing rapper Rae Khalil, Grammy winning singer Nigel Hall (Cabbage) and a host of rapidly rising young stars.
RIYL: J Dilla / Thundercat / Mac Ayers / Knxwledge

 

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DELILUH
Fault Lines
[Tin Angel]
DUE 10/6/22
£26.99

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Fault Lines is tough and powerful sounding: a survivor’s record. At times these sparse tracks sound full of menace, at other moments, as in X-Neighbourhood and the soundtracked poem, Mirror of Hope, a sense of remorse. Repetition plays a key role: the band “initially wanted the record to sound circular. (But) repetition and allowing things to breathe was important to these songs, not only to create tension, but to give significance to moments of change when they do occur.”

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LIFE

North East Coastal Town
[Afghan Moon / The Liquid Label]
DUE 19/8/22
£24.99

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“North East Coastal Town is our love letter to the city. The album is an ode to kinship and relationship with its musical and lyrical spine picking out themes of love, desire, beauty, horror, chaos, pride and most importantly the sense of belonging. Upon writing and recording this album it was important to us that this sense of belonging was also reflected in the album’s craft and therefore we used locally based studios, equipment, gear, and the community around us to establish what it means to belong in a North East Coastal Town.”

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KEELEY FORSYTH

Limbs
[The Leaf Label]
DUE 25/2/22
£22.99

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Limbs is a record of reckoning with that change. After the initial purge of Debris, those feelings of trauma and fear remain but there’s also a life to live. “Save me from the chair where sadness lies,” she sings on opener ‘Fires’, wrestling the need to be creative within the routine of daily life. Where Debris was composed and recorded in close proximity to instrumentalist and arranger Matthew Bourne, Limbs deploys a more expansive palette. With Forsyth at the centre, collaborator Ross Downes acts as another limb, remotely producing the pulses and drones which feed back into the voice. Bourne this time is enlisted to “Bring some of the soil of Debris” into Limbs. The result is clearer and more spacious. If Debris sounded like it was buried under the earth – Forsyth’s voice repressed and breathless – Limbs brings some of that live presence.

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KING HANNAH
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me
[City Slang]
DUE 25/2/22
£22.99

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King Hannah make music that lives somewhere between the gorgeously meditative pop of Yo La Tengo and the beautiful drama of Sharon Van Etten, the latter of which gave them a cosign for their 2020 EP. The foundation of  I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me lives in Merrick’s, Raymond Carver-Esque realism-inspired lyrics. Formed in 2017, the duo met waiting tables in Liverpool. Having seen Merrick perform years before and being serendipitously assigned to show Whittle the ropes at the new job, he immediately pestered her to play music with him. A writing routine was formed leading to their debut EP Tell Me Your Mind And I’ll Tell You Mine, which garnered early attention from The Guardian, Under The Radar, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum and more.

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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
See Through You
[Dedstrange]
DUE 11/3/22
£24.99

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Following up on 2021″s highly acclaimed Hologram EP, the rebooted lineup’ vocalist/guitarist Oliver Ackermann plus drummer/vocalist Sandra Fedowitz and bassist John Fedowitz (both of Ceremony East Coast)’ delivers an overclocked set of futuristic electronic punk music encoded with punishing industrial rhythms, swirling voltage-starved guitars and unclassifiable auditory annihilation.   Across thirteen tracks recorded in seclusion throughout the nihilistic absurdity of the coronavirus pandemic, See Through You is proof-positive that the group hailed as ‘The Loudest Band in New York’ is still finding new ways to push the needle deeper in the red.

DINKED ARCHIVE No. 8
LOS CAMPESINOS!
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

Hello Sadness
[Heart Swells]
DUE 18/2/22
£26.99

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Hello Sadness is Los Campesinos! shooting for a pop album. Not pop-punk, not indie-pop – punchy, pristine pop. But as with everything in life, nothing ever quite goes to plan. The UK’s First and Only Emo Band™ (see also: Your Ex-Girlfriend’s Favourite Band©), started off with the best of intentions. Opener ‘By Your Hand’ is a horny, hilarious tragi-comedy, rife with masturbation, stallion-like thighs and a sick covered rental tuxedo. ‘Songs About Your Girlfriend’ is sarcastic and punchy, with lines cribbed from T.I songs and a drunken brag of a chorus. But by the title track, the bravado evaporates and from there on out, Hello Sadness might be the most gut wrenching, emotionally devastating album the group has ever produced – quite a feat considering the rest of their catalogue.

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SAMANA

All One Breath
[Music For Heroes]
Due 28/1/22
£22.99

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Having spent two years rebuilding a Georgian farmhouse in the wild Welsh countryside, Rebecca Rose Harris and Franklin Mockett filled their car with a refined selection of instruments and a tape machine and headed to France for a three-week residency in early 2020. However, the world had different ideas and before the end of the first week they were given a simple choice: head home immediately or stay and ride out the incoming lockdown which would force the closure of all borders indefinitely. They decided to stay and keep working, a decision which would lead to a new record – the duo’s second full-length album following 2019’s ‘Ascension’ LP, which was richly championed by Elbow’s Guy Garvey. ‘All One Breath’, continues Samana’s enthralling musical journey, weaving between various musical styles and influences, from progressive folk to an experimental, transcendental take on soul, blues, and rock. Bound by the limitations of those select few instruments and tape machine they had brought with them, Samana used their work to mirror the environment where it was brought to life. “We were guided by the pulse and narrative of each song as it came into fruition,” they say of the songwriting experience they undertook, “be that as a subconscious improvisation, or as a deep reflection and rumination on a dream. ‘All One Breath’ feels to be more of an archipelago than that of a single world or landscape.”

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caroline
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

caroline
[Rough Trade]
Due 25/2/22
£23.99

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UK eight-piece caroline’s eponymous debut album often cascades with force like an avalanche, squalling and rumbling on the edge of all-out collapse. At other points they slip back into impossibly fragile moments of quiet – a simple bassline or a rattle of snare the only sound amid a dark sea of silence. caroline know exactly the right balance between restraint and release. These songs are expansive and emotive pieces, their rich palette drawing on a mixture of choral singing, Midwestern emo and O’Malley and Llewellyn’s roots in Appalachian folk.

DINKED 159
KREIDLER
Spells And Daubs
[Bureau B]
Due 28/1/22
£26.99

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SPELLS AND DAUBS is like a collection of short stories. Its ten pieces explore the same space drawn together by an overlaying arc. All of them have the length of a single, and each one has the potential of a single in the way the arrangements are laid out – so enticing is the melodic line and the beat. This succinctness was perhaps last heard on the 2000 eponymous Kreidler album. The drums are powerful with a light swing. The bass alternates beyond its functionality and its indicator just of the low frequency, swoops up and takes over the melodic lead. Perhaps most beautiful in the irresistible pop gems Arena, Unframed Drawings, and Revery. Aptly Alex Paulick moved to the fretless Bass – conjuring the spirit of Mick Karn.

DINKED 158
THE REDS, PINKS AND PURPLES
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
Summer At Land’s End
[Tough Love]
Due 4/2/22
£27.99

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For listeners who may not be familiar with Donaldson’s corner of San Francisco––the Richmond district––or the current wave of hazy, melodic DIY pop groups performing in the city, Summer at Land’s End pulls in images and scenes that feel like a collision of the mundane and the sublime of this present landscape. But settings such as these are the backdrop for personal narratives, expressed as a struggle with love, with companionship and the conflicts of home. With this record, The Reds, Pinks & Purples give less focus to the vanities of a subculture and more to the challenge of connecting with someone, to the ordinary goals of being human and finding harmony with others.

DINKED 157
SPOON
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
Lucifer On The Sofa
(Matador)
Due 11/2/21
£24.99

  • Black 1 track flexidisc of “Sugar Babies”
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Spoon’s tenth album, Lucifer on the Sofa, is the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade. Written and recorded over the last two years – both in and out of lockdown – these songs mark a shift toward something louder, wilder, and more full-colour.

From the detuned guitars anchoring “The Hardest Cut,” to the urgency of “Wild,” to the band’s blown-out cover of the Smog classic “Held,” Lucifer on the Sofa bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first-take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”

 

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EVE ADAMS
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

Metal Bird
(Basin Rock)
Due 18/2/21
£23.99

  • 180 g ‘Silver Metal’ coloured vinyl *
  • ‘Build your own Metal Bird’ designed by Eve Adams *
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Eve Adams offers solace within life’s shadows. Un-numbing senses with anthems of surrender and tender-hearted tales that tingle with Californian folk-noir, her album ‘Metal Bird’ takes flight with the turbulence and romance of Hollywood’s golden age, and meditates on the mysteries of love, death, insecurity and loneliness.

Combining airy folk with haunting soundscapes the album takes listeners on an auditory voyage from sonorous lullabies, to dreamy ambience, skeletal jazz, 1930s torch songs and 1940s film noir. ‘Metal Bird’ has a distinct, genuine tone, with orchestral arrangements, ambient hallucinations and high fidelity vocals that are unafraid to be heard loud and clear.

“’Metal Bird’ feels blissfully unmoored from any sense of time and space, its astral Americana hymns hovering somewhere between the dirt and the stars, between a bygone golden age and our tense present, between raw intimacy and dreamlike splendour.” Pitchfork

Metal Bird gets a release on Basin Rock, the Todmorden based record label who gave lift off to Julie Byrne, Aoife Nessa Frances, Nadia Reid and Johanna Samuels. 

 

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BODEGA
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

Broken Equipment
[What’s Your Rupture?]
Due 11/3/22
£22.99

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The follow-up to the band’s acclaimed debut album, Endless Scroll (2018), and 2019’s Shiny New Model EP, Broken Equipment was inspired by a book club. In the early months of 2020, the Brooklyn art-punk incendiaries gathered together with close friends to study the works of a wide range of philosophers. Passionate debates lasting long into the night became a regular occurrence, motivating the band to become as ideologically unified as the weighty tomes they were reading. Broken Equipment is BODEGA’s attempt to interrogate the external factors that make them who they are, propelling existential quandaries with tongue-in-cheek humour, highly personal lyrics, and irresistible grooves.

 

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BOY HARSHER
The Runner OST

[Nude Club]
Due 21/1/22
£22.99

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Augustus Muller and Jae Matthews’ fifth release entitled ‘The Runner (Original Soundtrack)’ is not a traditional album. Rather, it is the soundtrack to a short film, also entitled ‘The Runner’.  The film, written, produced, and directed by the duo, is a searching horror film, attached to a meta-style “documentary” about Boy Harsher’s recording process. The album includes several distinct components: cinematic arrangements, vocal features, and of course classic Boy Harsher dark pop.
Both the album and short film will be released in January 2022.

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MOLLY NILSSON

Extreme
[Night School]
Due 13/5/22
£24.99

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Extreme is Molly Nilsson’s tenth studio album. Recorded in 2019 and throughout the 2020 global pandemic at home in Berlin, Extreme is a departure for Nilsson, an explosion of angry love. It’s an album of anthems for the jilted generation, soaked with joy and offering solace, bristling with distorted, Metal guitars and planet-sized choruses that bring light to the dark centre of the galaxy. It’s an album of the times, by the times and for the people. It’s a record about power. About how to fight it, how to take it and how to share it.

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HOUEIDA HEDFI
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

Fleuves De l’Ame
[Phantasy Sound]
Due 19/11/21
£24.99

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‘Fleuves de l’Âme’ is the debut album of Paris-based Tunisan artist Houeida Hedfi, produced with Olof Dreijer of The Knife/Oni Ayhun. Originally a percussionist, ‘Fleuves de l’Âme’, is an elegant marriage of traditional folk music and contemporary sound design drawing references from Hedfi’s drumming expertise and the textures of Tunisian music alongside a startlingly broad array of global genres. This desire for melody was not a purely artistic pursuit. It also represented a search for healing following Hedfi’s experiences during the 2011 uprisings in Tunisia which sparked the Arab Spring.

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LOS BITCHOS
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
Let The Festivities Begin!
[City Slang]
Due 4/2/22
£24.99

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Panthers prowling through a desert. Cowgirls swaggering into a saloon and kicking up dust. Riding shotgun with a Tarantino heroine. Having the fiesta of your lives under a giant piñata with all your friends. Los Bitchos’ hallucinatory surf-exotica is as evocative as it is playful: the London-based pan-continental group could well be your new favourite party band with their instrumental voyages that are the soundtrack to setting alight to a row of flaming sambucas and losing yourself to the night. They’ve got a bun-tight knack for a groove – and they’ve got the best fringes in rock’n’roll too.

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SILVERBACKS

Archive Material
[Full Time Hobby]
Due 21/1/22
£25.99

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Archive Material only cements Silverbacks’ status as one of Ireland’s most fascinating bands. Recorded at Dublin’s Sonic Studios in November 2020, with Daniel Fox undertaking production duties once more, it finds the band leaning into their early influences, delivering idiosyncratic indie-rock packed with intricate, Tom Verlaine-esque “guitarmony”. Other reference points for the record included Neil Young, Weyes Blood and – on ‘Wear My Medals’ in particular – Bradford Cox and Cate Le Bon’s collaborative record Myths 004.

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HOLY OTHER

Lieve
[
]
Due 25/3/22
£22.99

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  •  Limited Pressing of 550 (Exclusive!)Emerging from an extended stay at Bidston Observatory on the Wirral, Lieve was recorded throughout 2020 in the North West of England.Using the acoustics of the observatory — the cavernous basement and the geometrically-perfect wooden domes — Holy Other recorded and resampled material that would become the bedrock of Lieve.
    A marker in the sand as his first output since 2012’s critically acclaimed debut LP Held, these recordings — including the voice of NYX’s Sian O’Gorman, violin from Simmy Singh and saxophone from Daniel Thorne — were cut, manipulated and pieced together to form Lieve.
    “How do you break up with a place?”
    Have you ever tried to leave your problems behind? No matter how hard you try to reshape yourself, your past remains. This is an album about L(i)eaving, coming to terms with the past, and trying to live in the present.
    Much like his past work, Holy Other leaves the listener to draw their own semantic conclusions from the record. The lyrics are ambiguous — ghostly voices, whispers and stutters interwoven with his signature sound palette.

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PEAKES
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Peripheral Figures
[Practise Music]
Due 19/11/21
£21.99

– coconut & baby blue marbled coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
– bonus ‘Re-Invented World’ CD of 10 tracks from previous EPs/singles (Exclusive!)
– A5 sticker sheet of singer Molly Puckering’s sketches (Exclusive!)
– Signed press shot prints (Exclusive!)
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– limited pressing of 300 (Exclusive!)

PEAKES’ music is a catalogue of reference points, from essentials such as Gary Numan, Depeche Mode and New Order to the ambient techno of Haruomi Hosono and the wonky German electro-beats of Grauzone. While Max is indebted to 80s new age, Molly looks to the female-led electronic renaissance of the 00s, with Portishead, Goldfrapp and Moloko being enormously influential for her own approach as the band’s frontwoman.

DINKED 147
FINE PLACE
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This New Heaven
[Night School]
Due 27/1/22
£24.99

  • Red / White Coloured “Cornetto” Stripped LP (Exclusive!)
  • Flexi Disc of Exclusive track “Cicada Song” (Exclusive!)
  • Holographic Sticker (Exclusive!)
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Fine Place is a new duo comprising Frankie Rose (Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls) and Matthew Hord (Running, Pop. 1280, Brandy). Based in Brooklyn, NYC together they’ve crafted a crystalline full length of nocturnal, electronic pop music that charts a way out the post-global, cyberpunk dystopian environment it was crafted in. Their debut album This New Heaven drenches minimalist song structures in post-industrial washes of six-string delay and gothic post-punk synths. Presiding over it is the most evocative, emotive vocal performance Frankie Rose has committed to tape to date.

DINKED 146
M(H)AOL
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Gender Studies EP
[Tulle]
Due 14/1/22
£17.99

  • Clear Vinyl 12” EP (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered postcard insert feat. photographs of EP recording session (Exclusive!)
  • Holographic “Ghost A Post-Punk Boy Today” sticker (Exclusive!)
  • vinyl only bonus track ‘Kinder Bueno’
  • Limited Pressing of 300

Gender Studies was recorded in just 3 days, and covers topics such as violence against women, the misogynistic music scene in Ireland and the UK, and trying to navigate life when you’re not a cis straight white man. On the EP, lead vocalist Róisín says, “Gender studies weaves past & present in an exploration of how the construct of gender shapes our lives. From feeling like you’re not performing your gender right to the way it shapes how we move through the physical, sexual & romantic sphere it marries urgent lyrics with a threatening yet (blank) sound.”

DINKED 145
STEALING SHEEP AND THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP
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La Planète Sauvage
[Fire]
Due 23/11/21 (Delia Derbyshire Day)
£34.99

  • Blue / white psychedelic burst 2LP (Exclusive!)
  • Art print on randomly selected colour paper, hand numbered & signed by the bands (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold sleeve 
  • Download postcard 
  • Extremely limited pressing of 250 (Exclusive!)

René Laloux’s celebrated 1973 sci-fi animation ‘La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet)’, is
overhauled with a re-imagined soundtrack by electronic modernists Stealing Sheep and
legendary sound innovators The Radiophonic Workshop. This exclusive release is part of
Fire Records’ re-imagined score series, and is released on Delia Derbyshire Day 2021.
It’s a real pre-Avatar conundrum that Stealing Sheep, with the help of Bob Earland, Dick
Mills and Roger Limb from the Radiophonic Workshop, unravel. Creating an ethereal
excursion that’s narrated by Roger Limb; like a futuristic Martin Denny, or Dr Who gone
ambient techno, with a hint of Forbidden Planet 50 years on. It’s an analogue swirl set in
an off-world paradise; a field recording from the future. This is a creative, generation-
spanning, union brought together to score this unique cult film.

DINKED 144
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Snail Mail
Valentine
[Matador]
Due 5/11/21
£23.99

  • Pink & gold galaxy vinyl LP (Exclusive!)
  • Milk white flexi with ‘Adore You’ demo (Exclusive!)
  • 12” x 12” print (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered sleeve
  • Limited pressing of 1000

On Valentine, her sophomore album out November 5th on Matador, Lindsey solidifies and defines this trajectory in a blaze of glory. In 10 songs, written over 2019-2020 by Jordan alone, we are taken on an adrenalizing odyssey of genuine originality in an era in which “indie” music has been reduced to gentle, homogenous pop composed mostly by ghost writers. Made with careful precision, Valentine shows an artist who has chosen to take her time. The reference points are broad and psychically stirring, while the lyrics build masterfully on the foundation set by Jordan’s first record to deliver a deeper understanding of heartbreak.

DINKED 143
GNOD
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La Mort Du Sens
[Rocket]
Due 5/11/21
£23.99

  • Tri-colour splatter vinyl (clear/red/blue) LP (Exclusive!)
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  • 300 x 600 poster of unique commission art by Helen McDonnell (Exclusive!)
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  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

“The Death Of Meaning” is the translated rendering of the new Gnod album’s title, and this also reflects its creation. As Paddy Shine of Gnod notes: “I think the title sums it up well because this album was coming together at a time when confusion was king for us all – still is. I think we can all relate to that. This record is a really strange beast because of the big change that happened between mixing and recording. I think the title really does sum up the vibe of ‘What the Fuck’? Maybe we should have called it that!” Wielding the taut, stripped-down and bludgeoning sound that had evolved on 2017’s ‘Just Say No The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine’ and 2018’s ‘Chapel Perilous’, Gnod initially recorded the tracks for ‘La Mort Du Sens’ around the Christmas period of 2019. Nonetheless, the arrival of the pandemic took the record on another course, adding to a turbulent and cathartic vitality that electrifies the likes of the caustic Melvins-in-hell assault of ‘Pink Champagne Blues’ and the post-punk angularity of ‘The Whip And The Tongue’ with a fearsome elemental charge Masters of an approach which manages to be both unmistakable and unpredictable.

DINKED 142
TASHA
Tell Me What You Miss The Most
[Father/Daughter]
DUE 3/12/21
£21.99

  • Coke Bottle Clear with Black Smoke Effect Vinyl LP (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered print (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

Tasha’s second album, ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ mingles pockets of introspection with wide, expansive, marveling at what’s yet to come. Born and raised in Chicago, Tasha is a musician who writes songs that take loving and longing seriously. Whether dwelling in the sad thrum of an impending break up or the dizzying, heart thumping waltz of new infatuation, here is an album that traces one artist’s relationship to herself in love.

DINKED 141
MADMESS
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Rebirth
[Hassle]
Due 10/12/21
£22.99

  • Turquoise marble LP (Exclusive!)
  • Signed fold out 24″ x 12″ art print (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold sleeve with spot gloss finish
  • Hand-numbered sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 500

As the pandemic eased in late 2020, at least temporarily, the band found time to escape to Foel Studios in the Welsh countryside, formerly used by iconic psych rock forebears Amon Düül and Hawkwind among others, to start work on their new LP. They were intent to build on the solid foundations they’d set with their EP the previous year. “We tried to do something more complete, more punchy,” says Sampaio. The sessions ended up being more intense than they were anticipating – the band record everything live, and when you’re playing the kind of complex epics that populate Rebirth there’s not much margin for error. “The shortest track is eight minutes, and they’re almost all more than 10,” says Sampaio with a wince. “The songs on this album are really complex, there were some stressful times, some harsh moments, but we managed to get through it.”

DINKED 140
MARCONI UNION

Signals
[Just Music]
Due 7/1/22
£25.99

  • Heavyweight Marbled Silver Vinyl 2LP (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus 4 track “Versions” CD – reworks (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered Edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Signals combines synthetic textures with organic sound, and merges the familiar with the unknown, transporting the listener deep into their imagination. The one-word title is both mysterious and evocative, suggesting a multitude of images that range from high-tech electronic messaging to ghostly abandoned radio stations and even that most basic level of human expression, body language.

DINKED 139
PENELOPE ISLES
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Which Way To Happy
[Bella Union]
DUE 11/2/22
£21.99

  • Blue & Green swirl colour 180g vinyl LP (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive 12”x12” signed print (Exclusive!)
  • A4 print
  • Limited pressing of 300 (Exclusive!)

At the album’s heart, the band’s core traits have never been stronger: the bond between the Wolters, a sensitivity towards complex feelings, a desire to celebrate life in all its facets and an ambitious reach combine to create an album that feels utterly, emphatically present on every front, rich in depth and uplift. “There’s so much love between me and Jack, we couldn’t do it without each other,” says Lily. “And even in that chaotic, tiny bubble of a cottage that sent us all mad, we had some really funny, stupid, lovely times together. There’s a lot of emotion in the album.” Wherever Penelope Isles go from here, that guiding emotional compass couldn’t be more finely attuned.

DINKED 138
GOOD MORNING
Barnyard
[Polyvinyl]
DUE 22/10/21
£22.99

  • “Glow in the dark” LP (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive pull out, numbered poster (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400

Despite how quietly epochal Barnyard is — a milestone in the history of Good Morning — it’s also the band’s most meditative record, thoughtful and careful in its evocations. Barnyard is world-weary, concerned with the state of things in a loose, unfocussed sort of way. In other words, like we all are — frustrated both with the way things are and with everyone’s general inability to fix any of the many issues endemic to our society. In spite of the appropriately bleak vibe, these songs feature some of Good Morning’s catchiest and most distinctive productions. The spritely groove and easygoing harmonies of “Depends On What I Know” belie its frustration-ridden lyrics; the gripping, awesome propulsion of “Country” persists in spite of its appeal to return to a simpler, easier way of being.

DINKED ARCHIVE #6
Malcolm Middleton
A Brighter Beat – 15th Anniversary Edition
[Full Time Hobby]
DUE 10/6/22
£26.99

  • Silver vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Sleeve drawn by David Shrigley (Exclusive!)
  • 7” with 3 extra tracks (Exclusive!)
  • Dinked Archive obi-strip (Exclusive!)
  • Dinked Archive gold foil sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Limited to 500 (Exclusive!)

Originally released on 25th February 2007, Malcolm Middleton’s third solo album and first for Full Time Hobby is being made available on vinyl once more for its 15th anniversary. Only ever released on black vinyl in limited numbers around the original release, this updated version has been re-cut to optimise sound quality and pressed to natural / clear vinyl, includes liner notes from broadcasting legend Colin Murray, and is presented in a high-quality gatefold sleeve with updated art from David Shrigley.

Also available is a very special Dinked Archive edition featuring an alternative sleeve, again by David Shrigley, silver vinyl and an exclusive 7” featuring three b-sides from the original sessions (Point of Light, Pick Me Up, Black Marks) limited to 500. This 15th anniversary edition will be released 25th February 2022.

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JOHN
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Nocturnal Manoeuvres
[Brace Yourself]
DUE 8/10/21
£24.99

·        Blue sparkle coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
·        Bonus 7” (1 part of 4 part 7” series) (Exclusive!)
·        Signed ‘Other Manoeuvres” Photo Book insert (Exclusive!)
·        Numbered Dinked sticker (Exclusive!)
·        Limited Edition of 500 

Nocturnal Manoeuvres – the new album from JOHN – finds the duo expanding upon their celebrated idiosyncrasies once more. It sees them returning to their trusted producer Wayne Adams (who was behind the boards for both of their previous albums) knowing his success in capturing their presence as a live band. Realising the expansive quality of the resulting recordings, they then enlisted mastering engineer Sarah Register (Protomartyr, Future Islands, Chastity Belt) in order to deliver the sense of space that the varied track-list deserved. The result is a towering, titanic body of work – one that moves easily between cinematic post-rock, elastic post-hardcore and pummelling noise rock.

DINKED 136
ADA LEA

One Hand on The Steering Wheel The Other Sewing A Garden

[Saddle Creek]
DUE 8/10/21
£22.99

. “Fluffy Cloud” clear + white transparent vinyl (Exclusive!)
. Signed & hand-numbered 11” x 8.5” art print (Exclusive!)
. Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden is the name of the second album by Canadian songwriter Alexandra Levy, publicly known by the moniker Ada Lea. On one hand, it’s a collection of walking-paced, cathartic pop/folk songs, on the other it’s a book of heart-twisting, rear-view stories of city life. Ada Lea has followed up the creative, indie-rock songcraft of her debut what we say in private with surprising arrangements and new perspectives.

DINKED 135
CLINIC

Fantasy Island
[Domino]
Due 22/10/21
£24.99

  • Sun yellow LP (Exclusive!)
  • Spot gloss sleeve
  • Fantasy Island poster (Exclusive!)
  • Signed Fantasy Island postcard (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

On their vibrant and eclectic ninth studio album Clinic, the band who wore
surgical masks before it was a matter of urgency, are taking you to Fantasy
Island, where you will find yourself transported to tropical climes. “It’s a more global,
international and outward looking record,” says Hartley. “Clear blue horizons.
The brave new world!”

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CINDY

1:2
[Tough Love]
DUE 1/10/21
£25.99

  • Yellow Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus yellow 7” featuring 2 exclusive songs (Exclusive!)
  • 6 x double side postcard set (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered edition
  • Limited Pressing of 700 (Exclusive!)

Cindy is a band built around the singing and guitar playing of Karina Gill. She became a musician only recently, having sat on the sidelines while ex-partners and friends made their stabs at it. Gill describes a chance encounter with an abandoned Squire Strat left in the basement by a previous tenant, “mummified in electrical tape with the remnants of a burrito on the head stock”, that led her to begin carefully strumming her way through simple chords and making her own songs. Jesse Jackson on bass, Simon Phillips on drums and Aaron Diko on keyboards weave the perfectly thin web behind Gill’s slow Velvety strums and murmured melodies.

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NOLAN POTTER
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Music For Dead
[Castle Face]
DUE 22/10/21
£25.99

  • Mustard Yellow vinyl with 4 colour splatter
  • “cover explanation” insert
  • Folded 22” x 22” album artwork poster
  • Bonus 1 song red Flexi-Disc (Exclusive!)
  • Limited, numbered pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Nolan Potter is putting us home recording freaks to shame. We had a year of global pandemic to lay out our grand ideas and the sum total of most artists “quar-riffs” wouldn’t push the constraints of a normal band practice (gosh, remember those?). Nolan Potter, in the meantime, has quietly painted us a beatific masterpiece that veers from the whimsical to the wigged out, deftly weaving an untamed tapestry of sound all the while archly commenting on the present musician’s predicament – and he did it alone.

DINKED 132
DUCKS LTD.

Modern Fiction
[Carpark]
DUE 1/10/21
£23.99

.  “Gold Nugget” Vinyl (Exclusive!)
.  Bonus Flexi Disc (Exclusive!)
.  Signed Postcard (Exclusive!)
.  Numbered Edition (Exclusive!)
.  Limited Pressing of 600 (Exclusive!)

Toronto’s Ducks Ltd. (formerly Ducks Unlimited), the bright jangle-pop duo of Tom McGreevy (lead vocal, guitar, bass, keyboards) and Evan Lewis (guitar, bass, drum programming), accomplish the impossible. The pair craft songs that play to very specific inspirations without drowning underneath them—immediately evidenced on their critically acclaimed EP, Get Bleak, and sharpened on Modern Fiction, their debut LP. “The Servants, The Clean, The Chills, The Bats, Television Personalities, Felt,” Evan rattles off. “Look Blue Go Purple is one I reference a lot with our production.” Echoes of ‘80s indie pop abound, but they never overwhelm.

DINKED 131
METRONOMY
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The English Riviera (Instrumentals)
[Because]
DUE 29/4/22
£27.99

  • Cream Coloured Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered Sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • 25cm Square sticker sheet
  • Additional 25cm Square sticker sheet (Exclusive!)
  • A6 Postcard (Exclusive!)

The Joseph Mount-fronted electronic pop collective Metronomy announce details of the forthcoming special vinyl release of the instrumental versions of their career-changing 2011 album The English Riviera, which is this year celebrating its ten year anniversary. The English Riviera [Instrumentals] will be released on vinyl in November. The Dinked vinyl edition of The English Riviera [Instrumentals] will be a cream coloured 12” vinyl with numbered sleeve, complete with transparent sticker sheets, A6 Postcard and Dinked sticker.  Absolutely essential!

DINKED 130
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (The Engineers)
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Destiny Waiving
[Bureau B]

DUE 24/9/21
£24.99

  • Red LP (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus red 12“ (45rpm) 4 track EP (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 

Despite these exercises in exploration, ‘Destiny Waiving’ is perhaps the most focused and concise collection of all three releases. Ranging in tone from precognitive foreboding to soaring optimism, the album delicately hones a particular atmosphere that is unmistakable in their work. While track titles such as ‘The Supposed Middle Class’ acutely display a concern for society at large, compositions and performances reveal a great deal more light and shade. This inherent balance is a key facet of the duo’s chemistry, signposted by the titles of ‘Chiaroscuro’ and ‘Clair-Obscur’ and the shifting moods within the tracks.

DINKED 129
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THE OSCILLATION

Untold Futures
[All Time Low]
DUE 15/10/21
£22.99

  • Orange vinyl LP (Exclusive)
  • Bonus blue vinyl ambient version LP (Exclusive)
  • CD of album with alternative ambient track(Exclusive)
  • Limited, numbered edition of 500 (Exclusive)

The Oscillation’s continuing journey into the centre of the mind and beyond shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Indeed, new album Untold Futures is less a consolidation of all that we’ve come to love and expect from the cosmic explorers and more a leap forward into an upcoming reality. Veering between krautrock edginess, droning medicated tones and noise driven no wave fuzz, The Oscillation recalls the music of Neu! and Tangerine Dream and Loop interpreted with an eye on Pil’s dubbed out punk funk, Miles Davis’ experimentalism and Spacemen 3’s strung out blues rock.

DINKED 128
PIP BLOM
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Welcome Break
[Heavenly Recordings]
DUE 21/1/22 
£23.99

– Blue vinyl *
– Alternative sleeve colourway *
– Die-cut sleeve
– Photo print
– Sticker sheet
– Numbered *
– Gold foil Dinked sticker
– Limited Edition of 1000 *

*exclusive to Dinked Edition

 

With Pip Blom, no mood is untouched nor sense of renewal left behind. The  trick to it all? As Pip reveals: “I just really like catchy songs and I feel like  that’s something we try to do. I’d classify it as being sentimental – it’s not  sugar-happy Pop…. more like ‘Titanic’ pop songs…” 

For those of us missing the buzzed adrenaline of communal music exploration, the idea of escapism in cramped and sweaty crevices can  seem quite lifeless. If it’s a sense of community you’re after then look no  further than ‘Pip Blom Backstage’.  

DINKED 127
WH LUNG
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Vanities
[Melodic]
DUE 12/11/21
£24.99

  • Cream with green marble coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus yellow flexidisc with exclusive track (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered *, fold out, double sided poster (Exclusive!)
  • Reverse board outer sleeve
  • Custom Dinked sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 1000

Merging silky vocals, strutting grooves, enveloping textures, and a sparkling blend of electronic and pop music. “We thought: okay we’ve done the long sprawling introductions and instrumentals,” says Tom. “So let’s see if we can get the same intensity, energy and layers whilst getting straight to the point.” Joe echoes this. “We wanted to move away from easing people in and grab them by the heart straight away. I reflected on how we played live shows and romanticised about launching onto the stage in a bundle of energy and starting the party, no messing. The directness comes from making music more intuitively, and more from a place of fun. We were writing music that affirmed how much we missed dancing in sweaty rooms, enjoying the company of a collection of beautiful friendly strangers.”

DINKED 126
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ANNA PHOEBE
Sea Souls
Eat The Peach
DUE 3/9/21
£22.99

  • Heavyweight transparent Green vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Double sided, numbered art print (Exclusive!)
  • Unique sleeve art (Exclusive!)
  • Dinked sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Pressing of 500

Also available (these formats are scheduled for 24/9/21) , while stocks last!: 
CD £10.99
Transparent Blue LP  £22.99

This album takes you on a journey through the soul, each piece on this album inspired by how the sea and the weather reflected my emotions that day. 2020 was such a turbulent year and each track on this album represents a different snapshot of that time. Many of the pieces were recorded in a series of single improvised takes, and some were worked on over a period of time. Like the commitment to the improvised takes on violin, viola, piano, recorder, bass and guitar which pervade the music, this album is an acceptance of flaws and imperfection, letting go of the idea of perfection.

 

 

DINKED 125
HAMISH HAWK
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
Heavy Elevator
Assai
DUE 29/10/21
£21.99

  • Clear Vinyl with black splatter (Exclusive!)
  • Alternative cover artwork (Exclusive!)
  • Signed A5 publicity shot (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 800 

Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter. Performing solo and as frontman of the New Outfit, Hawk’s ability to surprise, enchant and bewilder has secured his status as one of the more endearing figures on the Scottish contemporary music scene. His songwriting offers a blend of wit, charm and sensitivity that is unique and unmistakable. Hawk has provided support for King Creosote, This is the Kit, Idlewild, James Yorkston and Out Lines

DINKED 124
JW FRANCIS
Wanderkid

Sunday Best
DUE 26/11/21
£21.99

  • Yellow vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • A6 12 page illustrated short story booklet written by Wanderkid JW Francis (Exclusive!)
  • A5 Sticker Sheet (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered Stickered Edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Pressing of 400

WANDERKID hones in on JW’s dreamy soundscapes and explores themes of escapism,
whilst still maintaining that sense of comfort and intimacy so beautifully demonstrated in his debut. To celebrate the release, JW is going on a 2,000 mile walking journey across the Eastern United States along the Appalachian Trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DINKED 123
LOW HUMMER
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Modern Tricks For Living
Dance To The Radio
DUE 8/4/22
£22.99

. Blue & Cream Splatter Vinyl (Exclusive!)
. A5 Zine – ‘Our Guide To Modern Living’ by Low Hummer (Exclusive!)
. Lyric Insert (Exclusive!)
. Limited Edition of 500

Low Hummer are a fast-rising six piece from Hull that write about their life in deepest darkest East Yorkshire and their place in a world of consumerism and bad news stories sold as gospel. They established a regular rehearsal home in iconic DIY venue The New Adelphi Club and set about honing their righteous, danceable garage rock before announcing themselves in late 2019 and introducing the world to Low Hummer – this band of misfits from a town left behind. 

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LONELADY
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Former Things
Warp
Due 25/6/21
£19.99

. Exclusive orange coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
. 12” x 12” art print (Exclusive!)
. Gatefold sleeve with lyric booklet
. Download card
. Numbered sticker (Exclusive!)
. Limited pressing of 700

The soundworld of Former things was entirely crafted by Lonelady during her time spent in Somerset House Studios Rifle Range, an 18th century shooting range that has now been adapted into an experimental performance space.

DINKED 121
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SHIRE T (Maribou State)
Tomorrow’s People
Dama Dama / Ninja Tune
Due 20/8/21
£19.99

. Translucent orange with white & black splatter 140g vinyl (Exclusive!)
. 12” alternative card inner sleeve (Exclusive!)
. Signed & hand-numbered sleeve (Exclusive!)
. Limited Pressing of 500

OTHER AVAILABLE FORMATS / WHILE STOCKS LAST!

CD £9.99
140g LP £17.99

Shire T is Chris Davids (one half of celebrated electronic duo Maribou State) with his debut solo album “Tomorrow’s People”, via Maribou’s own Dama Dama record label (a Ninja Tune imprint). Shire T was born as Davids’ creative outlet for creating more club-ready tools for Maribou State’s DJ sets leading to the pair’s excellent ‘fabric presents’ release, featuring Shire T’s ‘Hackney Birdwatch’ which was picked out as one of the best moments of the mix

DINKED 120
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RICHARD NORRIS

Hypnotic Response
[Inner Mind]
Due 9.7.21
£22.99

Picture disc *
Poster & postcard *
Hand numbered sticker *
Limited to 500 copies *
*exclusive to Dinked Edition

After a host of well received ambient releases, Richard Norris is back with the motorik, trance inducing electronic groove of ‘Hypnotic Response’. Influenced by German 70’s music, psychedelia, hypnotic repetition and an old Korg 55 drum machine, these tracks veer from the expansive eleven minute workout ‘Arca’ to the mesmeric sequences of ‘In Flight’, from the propulsive Kosmishe rhythm of ‘Free Ride’ to the electronic lullaby ‘La Lune’. A widescreen and mesmerising set, with accompanying retina altering artwork and vinyl. Dive in deep.

 

DINKED 119
MOLLY BURCH
Romantic Images
[Captured Tracks]
Due 23/7/21
£24.99

  • Hot Pink LP (Exclusive!)
  • 2 x Dinked Tarot Cards (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered 10” x 10” print (Exclusive!)
  • Pull out poster
  • Printed inserts 
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Romantic Images, Molly Burch’s third album, marks a distinct evolution for Burch, both emotionally and sonically. Recorded in Denver with Tennis’ Alaina Moore and Pat Riley producing, the collection celebrates the timeless delights of a well-crafted pop song, flirting with Blondie, Madonna, and even Mariah Carey as it forges a joyful soundtrack to liberation and self-discovery.

 

DINKED 118
VILLAGERS
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Fever Dreams
[Domino]
Due 20/8/21
£25.99

  • Light Blue coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Die-cut sleeve with 4 interchangeable covers
  • Flexi-Disc featuring exclusive track ‘Day One’ (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered Obi-Strip (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 1000 

Escapism is a very necessary pursuit right now, and Fever Dreams follows it to mesmerising effect. It works like all the best records – it becomes a mode of transport; it picks you up from where you are and sets you down elsewhere. These are songs with the strange, melted shapes and the magical ambivalence of dreams. The intent of the songs is both mysterious and as clear as a bell. With Fever Dreams, there is a sense of a deepening mastery and an expanding reach by O’Brien.

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ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE
Visions Of Light
[SEVERN SONGS]
Due 06/08/21
£23.99


Orange colour vinyl *
Alternative design Dinked sleeve *
Numbered Art Print *
Limited pressing of 300 *
*EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

Bristol experimental jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble reveal their expansive new album Visions of Light. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 debut A State of Flow, praised by the likes of The Guardian, Mojo, The Wire and tastemakers across BBC 6Music, this sophomore record sees the group reimagine what an ‘ensemble’ can do; expanding into a shifting collective, where human relationships between artists underpin far-ranging, stunningly ambitious and emotionally heavyweight compositions.

Helmed by producer and saxophonist Pete Cunningham, Ishmael Ensemble’s richly inventive 2019 debut A State Of Flow marked them out as an explosive new force in UK jazz, imbuing lush cinematic compositions with left-field dub and electronic sensibilities redolent of Bristol’s vital musical landscape. NamedThe Guardian’s ‘Contemporary Album Of The Month’ and Mojo’s ‘Jazz Album of The Month’, it saw the group perform Maida Valesessions for both Gilles Peterson and Tom Ravenscroft, as well as feature on compilations for Brownswood Recordings and Soul Jazz Records. Cunningham’s rise as an in-demand producer led to remixes for the likes of techno royalty Carl Craig,as well as legendary jazz label Blue Note Records alongside a plethora of the UK’s finest musical talent on Blue Note Re:Imagined.

Ishmael Ensemble has since become a platform for Cunningham to subvert the conventional notions of producer/artist relationships, unsettling genre tags, and transcending the familiar landscape of UK jazz itself. Across the album’s 10 tracks, Cunningham practices a holistic approach with a long list of collaborators. Together, they explore vast new sonic terrain with an honesty, intimacy and emotional heft impossible for a conventional band.

Visions Of Light tells the story of Ishmael Ensemble’s development across its two sides. The first draws from the energy Cunningham and his bandmates discovered whilst extensively touring A State Of Flow.

 

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MAPLE GLIDER

To Enjoy Is The Only Thing
[Partisan]
Due 30/7/21
£24.99

  • Transparent green & lime marble splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Double-sided photo print (Exclusive!)
  • Hand numbered sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500

On debut album To Enjoy is the Only Thing, written whilst Zietsch lived in Brighton in the
UK, she compiles a striking set of vignettes from her life; growing up in a restrictive
religious household, falling in and out of love, cross-country and international travel,
longing, alienation and more. Moments both unremarkable and life-altering, but always
deeply felt, brought to vivid life by the beauty of Tori’s artistry and wry sense of dark
humour.

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WILLY MASON
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Already Dead
[Cooking Vinyl]
Due 6/8/21
£22.99

  • 140g Transparent orange vinyl *
  • Printed double-sided poster insert *
  • Numbered edition *
  • Limited pressing of 600 *
    *Dinked Edition exclusive

Magic, miracles, ghosts, world leaders; these days it seems there is little left to believe in. Lies outweigh truth and even truth can be dangerous. Raising everyone’s spirits Already Dead – the fourth album and the first for nine years from Willy Mason – explores honesty and deception, anonymity in the digital age, good intentions with unexpected consequences, freedom, colonialism, love, god, and purpose because, its storyteller says, now is the time to restore some much-needed faith.

“Already Dead is a spiritual state to aspire to; it is freedom from the trappings and inhibitions of one’s ego, culture, and mythology. It is freedom and love and freedom to love in the face of death,” tells Willy of the philosophy behind the writing. “It’s about the necessary destruction of one’s mythology; mythology of species, sex, race, nation, self. It’s about the pain and tragedy that comes with such destruction, but also about the freedom, possibility and opportunity for reconciliation; reconciliation with the natural world and with each other.”

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ESTHER ROSE

How Many Times
[Full Time Hobby]
Due 26/3/21
£25.99

  • Pink / White splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 350

With the integrity of Dean Johnson, Faustina Masigat, and Kiki Cavazos serving as primary influences, on “How Many Times” Rose expands her alt-country sound into a blossoming world of folk pop, rustic americana, and tender harmonies. The arrival of “How Many Times” is evidence of the sweeping growth Rose has undergone, both personally and artistically in the past few years and shows there’s only more greatness to come!

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CAMERA
Posthuman
[Bureau B]
Due 26/2/21
£22.99

● Orange vinyl (Exclusive!)
● Exclusive bonus 12” with remixes by Lloyd Cole, The Telescopes, Love-Songs, Dead
Skeletons, Extnddntwrk (Andrew Fearn of Sleaford Mods) (Exclusive!)
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THE TELESCOPES
Songs Of Love And Revolution
[Tapete]
Due 5/2/21
£24.99

  • Blue vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • Bonus blue 12” (45rpm) with remixes from Lloyd Cole, Anton Newcombe, Camera, Love-Songs and Third Eye Foundation (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered Edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500

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LICE
Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear
[Settled Law]
Due 8/1/21
£24.99

– Orange coloured vinyl *
– ‘Intonarumori’ print *
– Logo Patch *
– Pamphlet *
– Numbered Edition of 400

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RATS ON RAFTS
Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths
[Fire]
Due 29/01/21
£24.99

– Dark green vinyl LP in deluxe origami sleeve 
– Bonus 7” in origami sleeve with exclusive b-side 
– Dinked OBI strip 
– LTD to 400

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Tim Koh
In Your Dreams

[O Genesis]
Due 18/09/2020
£23.99

  • – Exclusive Mulberry Coloured Vinyl
  • – Exclusive 7” – 2 bonus tracks *
  • – Artworked inner jacket
  • – Signed & Numbered Print *
  • – Exclusive Tote Bag (design attached / environmentally friendly) *
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Kate NV
‘Room For The Moon
[RVNG INTL]

Due 5/6/20
£21.99 – RING US TO PRE-ORDER on 029 20 224905
– Exclusive Swirled clear, blue and yellow vinyl.
– Kiss-Cut Sticker Sheet (a series of stickers based on Kate's illustrations and the album design)
– Numbered sleeve
– Limited 300 pressing

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Comet Gain
‘Fireraisers, Forever!’ (Tapete)
Due 11.10.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £24.99

  • Limited pressing of just 400 copies, worldwide
  • LP + exclusive bonus 7” (exclusive tracks = ‘Chain Smokin’ – Vic Godard/Subway Sect cover / ‘Even This Could Be Beautiful’).
  • LP & 7” both pressed on exclusive opaque blue coloured vinyl
  • Printed inner sleeve
    Here comes the beat of the broken street…’Fireraisers’ as in those with flames in veins – had enough of the never ending spiral of stupidity and hate and greed and religious/political hypocrisy– the inexorable rise of the moron mind and those sleepwalking in their lazy hives letting THEM do this to US… a modern rite to burn away all this to the ground and see what nice flowers rise up from the ground… we imagine an army of disenchanted, beaten down kids becoming modern anarchist magicians drawing dumb sgylls of dada retribution … ‘if we all spit together we can drown the bastards’.The last LP was a gentler, inner, melancholic hug at 2 am and perhaps we would’ve continued to go down a sweeter road but the state of the world has meant we were compelled to turn the fuzz up and make something more brutal and instant. In defiance to our last LP – now it’s late night sadness turns to the angry morning. First take beats ethics. Two weeks of late afternoon 45s listening parties with The Rationals/Nerves/Messthetics/Back From The Grave garage/Fading Yellow comps/The Jam/Dead Moon – whatever had the urge. Trying to figure out how Rufus Thomas would sound if he joined the Swell Maps … condensing it all mixing and absorbing then forgetting it all and propelling the psychic mix tape into an albums worth of angry pop drops and slow howls.Recorded in a living room in North London with James Hoare (The Proper Ornaments/Ultimate Painting) with the help of Joseph Harvey-Whyte (Hanging Stars) pedal steeliest. Then turned into the record it is by drummer/producer M.J. Taylor who also produced our LP ‘Realistes’ – the closest cousin to this one … songs about the evil greedy mirage of world religion, Victor Jara and those poets and teachers killed for believing in love and words, about the forgotten who are blamed for everything and can’t rise up from their knees to fight back, about the high street Kali-Yuga, occult terrorists with low IQ but high ESP, about the Godfrey Brothers, about Lou Reed’s mourning dog on a road trip trying to bury his masters mullet somewhere in the desert, about those stuck in the glory days of their past myopic of the present and all the other usual losers and romantics we always bang on about – with added melody and stomp … giving no real answers but pointing fingers and prodding you in the back … in defiance of just staying silent and letting the morons win.So Comet Gain is still alive longer than we should – still trying to be a collective and an idea emerging every now and then with the same grumpy erratic sounds – this one’s louder than the last one but sometimes maybe quieter. It’s made from an amazement that the hate mind is winning and we’re not doing anything about it – we’re still voting for these bozos and not burning the whole ugly facade to the ground. And it’s filled with love and rage. And its about 40 minutes long which is always a good thing.

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HERE LIES MAN
No Ground To Walk Upon‘ (RidingEasy Records)
Due 16.8.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £27.99

• Limited to 400 copies
• Exclusive colour pressing (opaque purple with yellow swirl)

• Custom Tote Bag with Band/Dinked/Label Logo On it
• Custom Here Lies Man Patch
• Signed 8 x 12 Band Photo
• Hand-numbered

Here Lies Man took the music world by storm in 2017 with their self-titled debut positing the intriguing hypothesis: What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?

Since that time, Here Lies Man has expanded and expounded upon their sound and ideas of heavy riff rock and psych within the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave. The L.A. based band comprised of Antibalas members have toured relentlessly over the past 2 years, while also releasing a second album, You Will Know Nothing and an EP, Animal Noises, both in 2018.

No Ground to Walk Upon is their third album, due in August 2019. It continues with an ongoing concept of HLM playing the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, with each song being a scene. The lead single “Clad in Silver” is the soundtrack snippet of a journey to the imaginary place called home, which can never be arrived at. With every step, the character imagines getting closer, but it is a hallucination that fades in and out of perception.

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KINDNESS
Something Like A War‘ (Female Energy )
Due 6.9.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £26.99

  • Limited pressing of just 400 copies
  • Exclusive yellow vinyl.
  • Three exclusive, signed art prints.
  • Individually hand numbered.

“Kindness returns with their third full length album titled “Something Like A War” set for release on 6 September, 2019. The album is a culmination of years spent collaborating with the likes of Robyn, Jazmine Sullivan, Seinabo Sey and Cosima among many others. Produced entirely by Bainbridge, the record is a collection of works representing a period of reflection and transformation over the course of 4 years following their second record “Otherness.” Now based in London, the album was recorded in several locations, while Kindness was primarily based in New York during the writing and recording of the album. Following a series of select shows in June, Kindness will embark on a world tour in late 2019 with a new live band.”

Kindness, who uses they/them pronouns, has remained busy since Otherness, working across several projects: they co-produced five tracks on Solange’s album A Seat at the Table, and contributed production, writing, and vocals to Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound and Negro Swan albums in addition to production on Robyn’s latest album Honey. A sought-after DJ, radio host, writer, collaborator, and lecturer on everything from musical craft and heritage to queerness and history, they’ve spent the last several years performing as a DJ at venues across the world, from Palais de Tokyo to the Guggenheim Museum, hosted their own radio show on Red Bull Radio in 2016 and 2017, lectured at the Boiler Room in New Delhi and moderated Robyn’s Red Bull Music Academy lecture at MOMA in New York. They were recently featured in Solange’s Calvin Klein advertisement, shot by Willy Vanderperre, alongside friends Dev Hynes, Kelela and Caroline Polachek.

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B BOYS
DUDU‘ (Captured Tracks)
Due 26.7.19

 

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ON LP: £17.99

  • Exclusive 180g gold vinyl
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  • Hand numbered pressing of 300

New York’s B Boys (Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, Britton Walker) find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting.

Across two acclaimed releases on Captured Tracks—2016’s No Worry No Mind EP and 2017’s debut full-length Dada—B Boys explore solitude and self-reflection through sharp, high-energy shouts and melodic mediations. Now, the sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band’s highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn, and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara) to be released on July 26, 2019.

B Boys have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, supporting acts such as Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Shame, Sunflower Bean, and Thee Oh Sees.

Influenced by The Clash, Wire, and Talking Heads, Dudu finds B Boys picking up where they left off, pondering quotidien grievances while examining the bigger picture. On tracks like “Cognitive Dissonance” and “Automation,” subtle tensions meet agonizing pressure that softly build, then explode. “I Want,” featuring Pill’s Veronica Torres, is a bright, feel-good critique of capitalism and greed.

There’s a lot of noise in the world, but what are we actually saying? On Dudu, B Boys take time to laugh, scream and chant their way through the absurdity of it all.

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TYCHO
Weather‘ (Mom + Pop x Ninja Tune)
Due 12.7.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £18.99

  • Limited to 350 Copies
  • Worldwide exclusive pink coloured vinyl.
  • Exclusive signed 12 x 12” print & hand-numbered inner print.
  • + download

The highly anticipated release of Tycho’s fifth studio album “Weather” is an exciting progression from his previous output, with most of the new tracks being vocal lead, while still retaining the signature Tycho sound. The sonic shift is enhanced by collaborations with two young exciting new voices, 23 year-old singer-songwriter rum.gold based in NYC and vocalist Saint Sinner who will be joining the live band following their time in the studio. The release will see Ninja Tune and Mom + Pop (Flume, FKJ, Courtney Barnett) partner up for this exciting new chapter in the artist’s career.

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BABii
“HiiDE” (DEATH WALTZ ORIGINALS)
Due 5.7.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £24.99
• Numbered edition of 450
• 180g clear vinyl with white splatter
• exclusive Dinked Edition sleeve – Holographic card with white typography and debossed
illustration
• Exclusive Dinked sticker sheet
• Exclusive Dinked insert
• tracing paper obi strip
• download card

£24.99 Released Friday 5th July 2019 Death Waltz Originals presents BABii – HiiDE

Debut album by electronic producer BABii co-produced by Adrian Sherwood (On-U-
Sound system). BABii produces incredibly forward thinking electro tinged pop/R&B which
features skittering beats and incredibly thick, layered synths with heavy bass with a semi
industrial feel to them. The lyrics are dark yet the vocals are sweet. Despite its incredible
pop hooks the whole LP drips with an undercurrent of darkness. BABii wowed SXSW this
year playing 8 shows in 7 days and being compared to everyone from Grimes to FKA
Twigs and while those comparisons give you a jumping off point they also feel lazy as
BABii definitely inhabits her own unique world and Death Waltz Originals are very excited
to give you your first dive into it.“What sets the BABii project apart – the album, the aesthetic, the sonics and
the GLOO community – is the uniform attention to detail; the pursuit for
perfection, even when the tools to achieve it aren’t automatically to hand.”
Loud & Quiet“we’re swept into BABii’s glitzy lair, where the beat is in our bones, the
perfectly pitched chimes have infested in our mind, and there’s no going
back.” The 405“it’s a sumptuously textured slice of electro-pop, with glimmers of pre-Art
Angels (pre-Elon) Grimes in its measured introductory notes and fairy-like
vocal” Line of Best Fit“These clandestine sessions yielded a thrilling thing: weaving urban
electronica and cool, wafting vocals that veer between sombre and sweet.”
Aesthetica Magazine“Startling, wholly unique electronic pop, her work drifts between art galleries
and clubs, shifting context while retaining that vivid voice.” Clash
“Synths dance around snapping, ultra-tight percussion and vocal chops,
generating the ultimate beautiful-meets-banger vibe” Nest