DINKED

Independent but stronger together

 

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.

Here are details of forthcoming Dinked releases.  contact us on 029 20 224905 to order these ASAP as VERY limited!

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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 & white splatter vinyl *
  • Photobook by digital artist Dom Harwood *
  • Screen-printed PVC outer sleeve *
  • Individually numbered *
  • Limited pressing of 500 **EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

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

  • Gold Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive alternative artwork slipcase, painted by Kathryn (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered Edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited to 500 copies

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

  • Turquoise colour vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive art print (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 300 (Exclusive!)

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

Household Name
[Lucky Number]
DUE 1/7/22
£23.99

  • White Splatter on Clear Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Red flexi-disc – “Face Down” exclusive track (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

“Household Name”, mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Emily Lazar, is a tightly stitched collection that is magnetic and dynamic, and also marks their debut for Lucky Number, who signed Momma in the midst of the pandemic before the band members had even finished college. In chasing their idols and embracing personal storytelling, the band has skill-fully carved out their own path. ‘Household Name’ showcases an unfettered vulnerability elevated by serious alt-rock bombast and is an album that tells the world: This is Momma.

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TRAAMS

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

  • Blue vinyl LP (Exclusive!)
  • Set of 4 postcards (Exclusive!)
  • 24” x 12″ foldout poster (Exclusive!)
  • Illustrated inner sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

‘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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GEMMA CULLINGFORD

Tongue Tied
[Elmo Recordings]
DUE 2/9/22
£24.99

  • Neon Yellow  Vinyl LP (Exclusive!)
  • CD with Instrumental version of album (Exclusive!)
  • Original 12″x12″ screen print, individually signed & numbered by artist Kelda Storm (Exclusive!)
  • Tongue Tied Untied fanzine with download code (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered Dinked sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

‘Tongue Tied’ is the sophomore album from Gemma Cullingford (Sink Ya Teeth). Written and produced from Gemma’s humble home studio in Norfolk, ‘Tongue Tied’ blends many styles of electronica from 70’s experimental and new wave, early 80’s electro, acid house and techno to noughties electro clash, topped with her own vocal style to produce a unique and fresh sound. It explores relationships and the different emotions they can bring, from paranoia, yearning and helplessness to lust, shyness and just downright wanting to dance.

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PORTRON PORTRON LOPEZ

Ice Cream Soufi
[PL Records]
Due 20/5/22
£25.99

·  Black vinyl LP
·  Alt colour (green) screen-printed sleeve (Exclusive!)
·  Bonus 13 track CD, “A Bakers Dozen” (Exclusive!)
·  Bonus vinyl 7” of two unreleased tracks (Exclusive!)
·  Hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
·  300 copies (Exclusive!)

Coming on like a mutation of all the wild and tempered instrumentation of the Dirty Three in full flow, the ambling and meandering yet intense desert rock of Scenic via a long and delightful trawl around the mountain tops of the Mediterranean coastline… evocative and exhilarating music that pulls you along for the ride!! Although an instrumental record, this album is as joyous as some of the most rambunctious and rowdy pop albums you’re ever likely to hear.

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

  • “Butterfly effect” blue / pink / purple LP (Exclusive!)
  • 2 x bonus 7” (3 exclusive tracks & a Fall cover!) (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered Dinked sticker (Exclusive!)
  • 450 copies only (Exclusive!)

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 22/07/22
£24.99

DINKED EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:

  • Marbled blue coloured 2LP
  • 12” x 12” art print
  • Obi strip
  • Numbered sticker
  • Limited pressing of 500

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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AKUSMI
Fleeting Future
[Tonal Union]
DUE 24/06/22
£24.99

DINKED EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

  • Transparent red vinyl
  • 4 x A6 postcard set (by visual artist Sigrid Calon, riso printed, 1 signed by Akusmi)
  • Hand-numbered sticker
  • Limited pressing of 300

Akusmi is the new project moniker of French-born, London based composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Pascal Bideau, who signs to the new Tonal Union imprint for the release of his album ‘Fleeting Future.’ With its hallucinatory, genre-defying blend of minimalism, cosmic jazz and Fourth World influences, and in its quest for optimism in the face of unknown and limitless possibility. ‘Fleeting Future’ stands apart as an inventive and inspirational debut.

The creation of the album’s richly colourful and multi-layered sound world was originally inspired by Bideau’s journey to Indonesia, where he immersed himself in traditional Gamelan and gong music. Many of the themes, motifs and melodies on ‘Fleeting Future’ seed from the ‘Slendro’ scale, one of the essential tuning systems used in Gamelan. However it is not musical scales, but scales as in the size or extent of things that most fascinates Bideau, specifically he explains; “the compelling way things dramatically change when you shift from any given scale to another.”

The album connects directly to nature and the wider world in its evocation of perceptive shifts and transitions from microscopic to macro scale, as evidenced by the opening title track ‘Fleeting Future’, on which a simple dotted saxophone line morphs and billows into synths, brass and strings, indicating the musical voyage that lies ahead. Like the start of a journey or adventure it is full of anticipation, its arborescent growth conveying the optimism of the unknown and of limitless possibility. The album centrepiece ‘Neo Tokyo’ is a vibrating, ebullient mass of colliding elements which feels like zooming in to the electron level, as it teeters on the edge of chaos. The title is a reference to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, a dizzying work of art set in a sprawling futuristic metropolis.

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SAM SLATER

I Do Not Wish To Be Known As A Vandal
[Bedroom Community]
DUE 10/06/22
£23.99

  • “Galaxy’ Splatter Colour Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Hot Foil Printed Outer Sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Spot Varnish Text Detail (Exclusive!)
  • Full Colour Inner
  • Hand-Signed Postcard (Exclusive!)
  • Limited To 500 Copies (Exclusive!)

The record was made just before the pandemic started, working closely with the distinct feed-backing Dorophone sounds of Hildur Guðnadóttir, Yair Glotman’s thunderous double-bass, James Ginzburg’s devotion to precise form and muting my reverb stems, the microtonal brass and woodwinds of Hilary Jeffrey and Sam Dunscombe and the infinite intimacy of Icelandic singer-songwriter JFDR. From Berlin, I would flag sounds I loved; some twitching strings, the stolen alto voice from an abandoned English chorale, some words from a climate scientist fleshed into a poem. These email attachments struck up a sort of sonic pen-pal program, with each person sending a sound, some words, some creative parameters and responding in turn.

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

diamond horsetail / creeping speedwells
[Practise Music]
DUE 22/7/22
£19.99

  • “Piss Kink Yellow” vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Signed Print (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-Numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

London based, subversive post-punk trio deep tan are back with their new single, ‘rudy ya ya ya’ and news of their sophomore EP, ‘diamond horsetail’ which is available digitally on 6th May with physical to follow on 22nd July. Alongside this, the band are also releasing a Dinked Edition which features ‘diamond horsetail’ and previous EP ‘creeping speedwells’ exclusively pressed together on ‘piss kink yellow’ vinyl, limited to 400 copies

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VINTAGE CROP

Kibitzer
[Upset The Rhythm]
DUE 24/6/22
£23.99

  • White Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Flexi-Disc – 2 Live Tracks (Exclusive!)
  • Lyric Fanzine (Exclusive!)
  • Bookmark (Exclusive!)
  • Hand Numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Pressing Of 400

‘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 

  • Green Marble LP *
  • Flexi disc (exclusive track) *
  • Hand-numbered *
  • Limited pressing of 300 *

*EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

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 26/08/22
£24.99

  • Opaque Green Vinyl *
  • Bonus Flexi Disc with exclusive track *
  • Signed & numbered insert * 
  • Limited pressing of 300 *
    *EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

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

  • Cloud Grey vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Postcard with link to exclusive online content (Exclusive!)
  • Super 8 film cuttings corresponding to bonus content (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered edition (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

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

  • White vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Alternative sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Flexi Disc with two bonus tracks (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 600 copies (Exclusive!)

“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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JUST MUSTARD
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

Heart Under
[Partisan]
DUE 24/6/22
£24.99

  • Marbled blue vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Printed inner sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • 3 x A5 art prints (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Lyric & photo insert 
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos – those scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals – but still incorporates a wide and untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (‘Still’, ‘In Shade’) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (‘Sore’, ‘Mirrors’), all tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision. On ‘Wednesday’, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and production techniques, and ‘Heart Under’ serves as the next stage of this development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every boundary of the band stretched.

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MELTS
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
Maelstrom
[Mother Sky]
DUE 17/6/22
£24.99

  • Yellow colour LP (Exclusive!)
  • Flexi disc – exclusive track ‘Seesaw’ (Exclusive!)
  • Pull out A2 poster (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

“Maelstrom” gracefully yet potently merges psych rock with touches of post-rock-esque soundscapes, pulsing krautrock, all of which is driven by demented organ wig outs, engulfing waves of heavily textured guitar and a crisp rhythm section. While they land on a sound that is distinctly their own, their debut occupies something of a middle ground between Spacemen 3 and Primary Colours-era The Horrors. Or, as the band say themselves, something that sounds “driving and fucking stomping.”

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

The Great Regression
[Alcopop!]
DUE 29/7/22
£23.99

  • Pink and black splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Housed in printed “disco” bag with colour by numbers & crossword (Exclusive!)
  • 8 piece jigsaw (Exclusive!)
  • 26 page lyric book (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

Abrasive but accessible, The Great Regression is set to be one of the most important British guitar debuts of 2022. First single ‘Ded Würst’ – a ferocious mix of Gilla Band, Foals and a lyric bemoaning the moral quandary of minimum-wage employment – unsurprisingly became an instant favourite of Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music. Other highlights include ‘The Warden’, a song all about being too intense, ironically set to an intense backing somewhere between Deftones and Mogwai, and ‘I Am Kate Moss’, which, according to singer Cal Francis, is about “the separation between your visual and personal identities, particularly within the context of masculinity and femininity”.

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DANA GAVANSKI
When It Comes
[Full Time Hobby]
DUE 29/4/22
£24.99

  • Orange & White marble vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • 7” with two exclusive tracks – ‘When It Comes’ & ‘My Thoughts’ (Exclusive!)
  • Printed inner sleeve with lyrics
  • Limited pressing of 400 (Exclusive!)

Arriving where introversion and extroversion meet, When It Comes is Dana’s most vulnerable record to date. A Canadian-Serbian artist unafraid of extremes, she seamlessly blends her love of music from the 50s-70s with mythology. Led by instinct in its purest form, Dana’s latest chapter is an ode to the voice as an instrument – its power, and how intricately it can deliver words to tug at, and tie knots in, every heartstring. “Words can be taken quite literally, but to me, a lot of the time, they are pivots. They point in a direction but don’t necessarily stay there,” she says.

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TESS PARKS
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
And Those Who Were Seen Dancing
[Fuzz Club]
DUE 24/6/22
£23.99

  • 180g ultra-clear with red, blue & yellow splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Flexi-disc, bonus track (‘I Like It Here’) (Exclusive!)
  • Fold-out 62cm x 62cm poster (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeve
  • Hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Limited, pressing of 500 (Exclusive!)

“In my mind, this album is like hopscotch”, Parks says: “These songs were pieced together over time in London, Toronto and Los Angeles with friends and family between August 2019 and March 2021. So many other versions of these songs exist. The recording and final completion of this album took over two years and wow – the lesson I have learned the most is that words are spells. If I didn’t know it before, I know it now for sure. I only want to put good out into the universe.” A growing disillusionment with the state of the world paired with an injury that stopped Parks from being able to play guitar and piano for months meant the album was nearly shelved.

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

Forever At Last
[Dalliance]
DUE 15/7/22
£15.99

  • Clear vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered & signed print (Exclusive!)
  • Die-cut sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 300 (Exclusive!)

The tipped Melbourne trio, who recently upped sticks to move to London, have been making a name for themselves with a brilliant indie-pop sound full of stylish, gothic excess. ‘Forever at Last’ is an infectious six-track introduction to the band that features the singles ‘Frosting’, ‘New York, Paris and London’ and ‘Sirens’.

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

Crispy Moon
[Prah]
DUE 27/5/22
£25.99

  • Yellow coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Obi strip (Exclusive!)
  • Flexi disc with exclusive track (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered
  • Limited pressing of 350 (Exclusive!)

Much of the move to London and Yoshino’s experiences of being in the capital have made their way into the themes of the record. For Yoshino, though, while the lyrics are important, they’re also largely personal. The drive for her is to get across the universality of her music, to keep an open ear and absorb everything that she can before returning it back out into the world. Moving to London has only strengthened that for her, with new collaborators, fresh experiences and altered perspectives. Crispy Moon is the colourfully brilliant end result.

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

Giving The World Away
[Secretly Canadian]
DUE 29/4/22
£25.99

  • Frosted Blue Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Signed Press Photo (Exclusive!)
  • Download card including full album + 4 exclusive extra tracks (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered Edition of 400

‘Giving the World Away’ is an album about self-confidence, about reclamation, about the strange time in young adulthood where you begin to finally be able to see yourself clearly. Incisive and probing, ‘Giving the World Away’ is the clearest look at Pilbeam yet, and a relic of the power and bravery that spring forth from embracing vulnerability and putting your heart on the line.

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BEAR’S DEN
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*

Blue Hours
[Communion]
DUE 13/5/22
£19.99

  • Crystal Clear vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive art print (Exclusive!)
  • Hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Printed inner sleeve
  • Spot gloss outer sleeve
  • Limited Edition pressing of 750 (Exclusive!)

Despite the album’s challenging themes, it’s an album drenched in hope too. “We wanted this to be a celebration of music,” Jones continues. “I think that informed some of the bolder decision making on this record. At a time when music was so distant, it felt important to make an album that sounded hopeful, celebratory, ambitious and beautiful in spite of the heavy subject matter in some of the songs.” Jones adds: “It was almost like we needed to shout louder than before because we felt that there were more barriers between the audience and us. We needed something to transcend that.”

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QUINQUIS (Emilie Tiersen)
Seim
[Mute]
DUE 20/5/22
£21.99

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This sense of interconnectedness leads to the album being a multifaceted one. It is deeply personal and introspective yet also collaborative and expansive. It is rooted in both historical and modern stories. It is an album that connects worlds while being entirely its own. “There is something cosmic about it,” says Émilie. “I don’t know how to explain that but the way it happened with Gareth, and the way everything just suddenly all came together feels like cosmic harmony.” It’s also an album that brings to life, in a singular and contemporary way, the lives, stories and people of the Breton culture and its language. “The album was a way for me to tell stories of the people here. I really felt that during the whole process that through stories I could tell the history of Brittany or Ushant. It’s an album that is full of ghosts. I’m happy with that. I have a good relationship with ghosts.”

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CROWS
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Beware Believers
[Bad Vibrations]
Due 1/4/22
£24.99

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“Beware Believers has felt like a marathon, a real endurance test that’s been a long, winding road filled with highs and lows and plenty of twists and turns”, frontman James Cox says: “The majority of the themes on the album came from what was going on in the world around Summer 2019 when we started writing the album. Covid wasn’t in our lives and the biggest impact was Brexit and the madness our government were putting us through. I was reading a lot of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut, mad dystopian novels, whilst all this craziness was going on around us and it was a weird headspace to get into.”

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HONEYGLAZE
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Honeyglaze
[Speedy Wunderground]
Due 29/4/22
£25.99

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This is storytelling at its most soulful, and Honeyglaze presents human-instinct in a manner that accepts all of the insecurities that come from their present adolescence, whilst acknowledging the formative maturity that’s earned when we allow ourselves to embrace the unknown, of our futures ahead. Mixing the personal with romanticised ideals in ways that are simultaneously heart-wrenching, and humorous to a dead-pan effect, there is no one trajectory for Honeyglaze who’s greatest ability, is finding ways to present what’s written in-between the lines, in moments of beautifully well-versed clarity.

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HOLODRUM
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Holodrum
[Gringo]
Due 25/2/22
£24.99

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Holodrum are a new disco-infused synth-pop group, who feature members of Hookworms, Yard Act, Cowtown, Virginia Wing, Drahla and more. Maybe Holodrum were destined to start at this point. This might be the first time they’ve all officially worked together, but between Emily Garner (vocals), Matthew Benn (synth/bass/production), Jonathan Nash (drums), Jonathan Wilkinson (guitar), Sam Shjipstone (guitar/vocals), Christopher Duffin (sax/synth) and Steve Nuttall (percussion) they’ve shared bands, mixed each other’s records, promoted live shows and made music videos together in and around Leeds. As Holodrum, this is the seven-piece’s debut album, but the interlocking grooves and hot headiness of their repeato-rock-via-CBGBs dopamine hits have in one way or other been fermenting for years.

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HANNAH PEEL & PARAORCHESTRA
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The Unfolding
[Real World]
DUE 1/4/22
£25.99

  • Galaxy Blue 2LP (Exclusive!)
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The Unfolding is all of these things. An extraordinary eight-part collaboration between composer Hannah Peel (Mercury Prize and Emmy nominee) and Paraorchestra, it was made over three years in precious morsels of time around a global pandemic. These circumstances – unexpected when the collaboration began – add weight to its explorations in sound about who we are, where we came from, and who we could all be. The Unfolding also explores Paraorchestra’s progressive idea of what an orchestra should be, mixing analogue, digital and assistive instruments with a unique ensemble of disabled and non-disabled musicians to make magic happen, and accessible to all.

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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
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I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me
[City Slang]
DUE 25/2/22
£22.99

  • Ice cream coloured (white & yellow) marbled vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Red flexi-disc featuring ‘State Trooper’ (Springsteen cover) (Exclusive!)
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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
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.

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

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  • Limited pressing of 700 worldwide (Exclusive!)NB – Will also be available on: Opaque YELLOW LP £20.99 

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
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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.

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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.

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THE REDS, PINKS AND PURPLES
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Summer At Land’s End
[Tough Love]
Due 4/2/22
£27.99

  • “Mellow yellow” 2LP (second disc exclusive to Dinked!) (Exclusive!)
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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.

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SPOON
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Lucifer On The Sofa
(Matador)
Due 11/2/21
£24.99

  • Black 1 track flexidisc of “Sugar Babies”
  • Signed 18” x 24” folded poster
  • Foil numbered sleeve
  • Limited pressing of 500

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
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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 *
  • Postcard set x 6 designed by Eve Adams *
  • Heavyweight reverse board sleeve with UV spot gloss
  • Inner sleeve with Metal Bird flight instructions
  • Limited pressing of 350
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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

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

  • Clear Teal Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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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

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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

  • Transparent Lime Green Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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  • 16 Page Fanzine designed by Molly Nilsson
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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
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Fleuves De l’Ame
[Phantasy Sound]
Due 19/11/21
£24.99

  • Crystal blue 2LP (Exclusive!)
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  • Signed & numbered 300 x 300mm art print (Exclusive!)
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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
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Let The Festivities Begin!
[City Slang]
Due 4/2/22
£24.99

  • Light blue 140g vinyl (Exclusive!) 
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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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150
SILVERBACKS
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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

  • 180g  Clear Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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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

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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.

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

  • Red / White Coloured “Cornetto” Stripped LP (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.

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

  • Clear Vinyl 12” EP (Exclusive!)
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  • 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.”

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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!)
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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
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
Snail Mail
Valentine
[Matador]
Due 5/11/21
£23.99

  • Pink & gold galaxy vinyl LP (Exclusive!)
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  • 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.

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

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“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

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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.

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

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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.”

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MARCONI UNION

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

  • Silver vinyl (Exclusive!)
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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

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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.

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ADA LEA
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One Hand on The Steering Wheel The Other Sewing A Garden

[Saddle Creek]
DUE 8/10/21
£22.99

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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.

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CLINIC

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

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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

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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
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  • 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.

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DUCKS LTD.

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

.  “Gold Nugget” Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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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.

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

  • Cream Coloured Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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  • 25cm Square sticker sheet
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  • 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!

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

DUE 24/9/21
£24.99

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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

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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.

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

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– Photo print
– Sticker sheet
– Numbered *
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– Limited Edition of 1000 *

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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’.  

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

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  • 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

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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.

 

 

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HAMISH HAWK
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Heavy Elevator
Assai
DUE 29/10/21
£21.99

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  • 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

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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!)
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  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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
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. 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

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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

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Limited to 500 copies *
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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.

 

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

  • Hot Pink LP (Exclusive!)
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  • 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.

 

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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.

DINKED 117
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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.

DINKED ARCHIVE #5
TURIN BRAKES
The Optimist (20th Anniversary Edition 2LP + 7”)
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
[Two Piers]
Due 9/7/21
£31.99

  • “Sunset” Yellow, Orange & Red Splatter Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus 2 track 7” – ‘3 Days Old / Reach Out’ (Exclusive!)
  • Signed Art Print (Exclusive!)
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  • Gatefold Sleeve, Spot UV colour
  • Limited Pressing of 700

Turin Brakes critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Optimist LP’ gets the re-issue treatment to celebrate its 20th Anniversary 

The ground breaking long player, originally released in 2001 features classic tracks such as ‘Underdog (Save Me)’, ’The Door’ and ‘Feeling Oblivion’.

The Optimist LP’ will be re-released on Dinked Edition Deluxe 2LP Splatter with bonus 7”, Deluxe 2LP & 2CD on Two-Piers Records, now with a Bonus album of ‘Demos’ from the original sessions and New Artwork. The Album has been out of print on Vinyl for many years

 

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GEMMA CULLINGFORD (Sink Ya Teeth)
*WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THIS TITLE, SORRY!*
LET ME SPEAK
[Outré]
Due 30/7/21

£22.99

  • Exclusive White Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Unique Dinked Sleeve, numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus Wide Boys Remix 7″ (Exclusive!)
  • Bee Friendly Wildflower Seed Mix (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Pressing of 300 

Following March’s debut single ‘Wide Boys’ which gained favour from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy, Amy Lamé, Jamzsupernova, Get in Her Ears to name a few, Outre are delighted to present this solo long player.

Gemma Cullingford’s quiet public persona as one half of Norfolk’s finest disco maidens Sink Ya Teeth and previously with Blast First’s KaitO has masked her nature.  On Let Me Speak Gemma finds her voice and noise as a solo artist and songwriter with a very personal body of work.

DINKED 114
JOHNNY FLYNN / ROBERT MACFARLANE
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Lost In The Cedar Wood
[Transgressive]
Due 8/10/21
£21.99

  • Dark green vinyl (Exclusive!)
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‘Lost In The Cedar Wood’, Johnny Flynn’s much-anticipated fifth album, is co-written with his friend Robert Macfarlane. Johnny and Robert began work on the album in the first weeks of the pandemic, wanting to make music that sang of those dangerous, disorienting spring days; when birdsong was brighter –– and the sense of bewilderment more powerful –– than any of us had known before.

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LUCY GOOCH
Rain’s Break EP
[Fire]

Due 25/6/21
£21.99

. Red/black splatter vinyl (Exclusive!)
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. ‘Rain’s Break’ video storyboard insert (Exclusive!)
. Postcard with download code Limited pressing of 400 

Lucy Gooch’s music is a beautiful ethereal fog; like hearing a subliminal echo of
Kate Bush on a fading tape loop, masked by an internal wall of sound that
vibrates with the hum of everyday life. The ‘Rain’s Break’ EP is her first release for Fire, following the much-touted ‘Rushing’ EP.

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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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THE SURFING MAGAZINES
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Badgers of Wymeswold
[Moshi Moshi]
Due 14/1/22
£24.99

  • Red Splatter + Brown Splatter 2LP *
  • Gatefold Sleeve *
  • Numbered Sleeve *
  • Bonus 7” with extra tracks *
  • Dinked info sticker *
  • Limited pressing of 500*
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Garage rock supergroup The Surfing Magazines have announced Badgers of Wymeswold, out 29th March via Moshi Moshi Records.

Consisting of one half of Slow Club and two thirds of The Wave Pictures, The Surfing Magazines’ primary influences are Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and all the great surf guitar music of the 1960s. They burst onto the scene with their eponymous debut album in 2017, a lauded LP described by Record Collector Mag as “a vintage-yet-modern rock’n’roll classic”.

Mixing the noir surf textures of 1960s garage rock along with westcoast sun beaten harmony pop, the 17-track Badgers of Wymeswold follows the acclaimed debut and is to be released July this year. The London based foursome recorded the album at Ranscomb Studio in Rochester in February last year before the start of the first UK lockdown.

Pushing their sound forward, the band utilise their garage rock ethic and have both Drummer Dominic Brider and Rhythm guitar player Charles Watso lead on vocals across multiple tracks. The album sees a return of free form saxophone parts, eerie violins and piano all appear, notably on tracks ‘Nostaw Boogie’ and ‘I’m Going Out Tonight To Play Some Pool’. The title track is drawn from David Tattersall’s nightmare vision about his home town’s population of self governing people, the album artwork was also made by Tattersall and depicts a collage of his referenced dreams. The extensive LP showcases their characteristic sound at their brightest, from softer ballads such as ‘Poppies’ and ‘Silver Breasts’, surf guitar rock anthem ‘Locomotive Cheer’, and to the six bar blues ‘Pink Ice Cream’.

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BACHELOR (Jay Som + Palehound)

Doomin’ Sun
[Lucky Number]
Due 28/05/21
£22.99

“SUN” Red & Orange Galaxy Vinyl *
Bonus Track Flexi Disc – “I See It Now” *
Numbered Edition *
Limited pressing of 400 *

*Exclusive to Dinked Edition

Bachelor, the new project from Melina Duterte (Jay Som) and Ellen Kempner (Palehound), is not a band, it’s a friend-ship. After being mutual fans for years, they finally met when sharing the bill at a show in Sacramento in 2017. Keeping in touch over text and Instagram posts, Duterte and Kempner started recording together for fun in 2018, resulting with what would become “Sand Angel”, the seductive slow-burner that convinced the pair to write an album together.

Reconvening in January 2020, the duo packed the entirety of Duterte’s recording equipment into two cars and headed to a rental house in Topanga, CA. In this space Kempner and Duterte hybridized their individual song-writing talents, producing a collection that slips between moods with ease and showcases their lyrical prowess. Arriving with almost no songs written and no solid plan, they finished the 10 songs that make up Doomin’ Sun after two short weeks. That much work in so little time may sound exhausting, but it wasn’t, it was blissful and freeing.

There was a lot of pain that went into the record, especially around themes of queerness and climate change inspired by the red skies and wildfires subsuming Australia at the time. However, when the duo did shed tears during the creative process, they weren’t tears of sadness, they were tears of laughter. When Kempner and Duterte look back on those weeks, what they remember first is shortness of breath and the inability to track vocal takes without falling to the floor howling. They couldn’t remember a time they’d ever been so delirious with creativity, so overwhelmed with joy.

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ANDREW HUNG
Devastations

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[Lex Records]
Due 18/06/21
£21.99

Transparent yellow 180g LP *
Die cut sleeve with 2 printed interchangeable inserts *
Custom Dinked sticker *
Limited pressing of 300 *

*exclusive to Dinked Edition

Stars collapse and new worlds arise in Devastations, the bold new album from Andrew Hung.

Andrew Hung is an artist known for his breakthrough debut Realisationship, film soundtracks (The Greasy Strangler, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn) and his collaborations (Fuck Buttons, Beth Orton and Aimée Osbourne)

Hung now returns his attention to his own expression.

Hung’s second album Devastations is the ecstatic cry of colour found between light and dark. The album documents a transitional period in Hung’s life; a stepping out from the shadows. Hung explores the deepest recesses of his psyche and in doing so finds himself reconciling the light and dark within. Underlying the propulsive bests and prisms of noise is a melodic tenderness that weaves throughout the album; an offering hand emerging from a turbulent sky. The deepening of inner space becomes an exploration of the universal; a new beginning from the Devastations of old worlds.  The artist wrote, performed, produced and mixed the whole album himself. He also painted the self-portrait that adorns the cover of the album. The oil painting further illuminates the artist’s intentions in his work; it depicts the artist stepping out of a shadowy world, partially lit by the bright light of the sun.

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THE GO! TEAM

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Rolling Blackouts (10th Anniversary)
[Memphis Industries]
DUE 2.7.21
£25.99

  • Collage Picture Disc edition (Exclusive!)
  • Picture Disc 7” featuring rare tracks “I’m Not Satisfied” & “Headache in My Heart” (Exclusive!)
  • Poster insert
  • Dinked Archive Obi-Strip (Exclusive!)
  • Dinked Archive gold foil sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 500 (Exclusive!)

“The pure pop dream still burns bright in the hearts of The Go! Team. For that, they’re as vital as they’ve ever been.” 10th Anniversary of the band’s 3rd album!


 

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THE GO! TEAM
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Get Up Sequences Part One
[Memphis Industries]
DUE 2.7.21
£25.99

  • Ecomix recycled “lucky-dip” coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Alternate sleeve artwork (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered print (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 700 (Exclusive!)

In The Go! Team’s world, old’s cool, the future’s bright and
melody is the star. Just check the second cut “Cookie
Scene” with a bouncing flute and junk shop percussion it
introduces guest rapper Indigo Yaj who delivers an old
school vocal that continues this sonic trip. Pow channels
Curtis Mayfield and enter stage centre, the inimitable Ninja in
full flow and you don’t stop, you wont stop to this flute driven
free for all.

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LAMBCHOP

Showtunes
[City Slang]
DUE 21.5.21
£23.99

  • Clear with orange yolk vinyl (Exclusive!)
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  • Gatefold cover with spot gloss
  • Hand-numbered (Exclusive!)
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Showtunes is a continuation of Lambchop’s explorations of new sound worlds and opens up another chapter. Each track is an exciting journey with an uncertain destination. With Showtunes, as he has done so many times throughout his varied and fascinating career, Kurt in late 2019 was experimenting with something new. He took simple guitar tracks and converted them into midi piano tracks. It was a revelation that from those conversions he was able to manipulate each note and add, subtract, arrange the chords and melody into a form that didn’t have any of the limitations he had with his previous methods of writing with a guitar.

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GRUFF RHYS

Seeking New Gods

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[Rough Trade]
DUE 21.5.21
£26.99

  • Light Green / Dark Green Splatter Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus Track Flexi Disc (Exclusive!)
  • 10” Signed Print (Exclusive!)
  • Mountain Die Cut Envelope Style Sleeve
  • Belly Band
  • Machine Foil Numbered (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 1200

“The album is about people and the civilisations, and the spaces people inhabit over periods of time. How people come and go but the geology sticks around and changes more slowly. I think it’s about memory and time,” he suggests of Seeking New Gods’ meaning. “It’s still a biography of a mountain, but now it’s a Mount Paektu of the mind. You won’t learn much about the real mountain from listening to this record but you will feel something, hopefully.”- Gruff Rhys

 

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HATTIE COOKE

Bliss Land
Castles In Space
*DATE CHANGE* NOW DUE 25.6.21
£24.99

  • Blue/silver haze coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Bonus clear/red splatter 7” (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered art prints (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 400

“Bliss Land” is an album soaked in the outer edges of pop music making it a cohesive and beautiful album full of dense textures held together by Hattie’s unique voice. It’s an album that will undoubtedly chime with a cross section of audiences

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HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER
Quietly Blowing It
[Merge Records]
DUE 25/06/2021
£24.99

    • Powder blue swirl vinyl *
    • 22.75″ x 33″ folded newsprint poster
    • “Live in Leeds” CD *
    • Numbered edition
    • + album MP3 
    • Limited pressing of 500
    • *exclusive to Dinked Edition

“Taylor carries the listener on a musical journey that continually returns to themes of growing up, loss, obligation, and labor with piercing clarity, and his musical influences—including classic Southern soul and gospel, renegade country, and spiritual jazz—”

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FEARS
Oíche
[TULLE]
DUE 07/05/2021
£24.99

  • Light Rose vinyl *
  • Handmade pink tulle record sleeves *
  • Hand-numbered *
  • Limited pressing of 400
  • *exclusive to Dinked Edition
    Oíche, meaning ‘night’ in Irish, is the debut album from Fears, the alias of writer, singer, produce Constance Keane.It was recorded and produced in three bedrooms, a hospital, and most recently in the Domino Recordings’ studio in Brixton, London.Pieced together over 5 years, Oíche chronicles growth through challenges, instability and relationship changes, both with one’s self and others. Unearthing internal dialogues to make peace with uncertainty.The first release via TULLE, a new independent women-led label.   

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FRANCIS LUNG
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Miracle
[Memphis Industries]
DUE 18.6.21
£24.99

  • Mint Green Coloured Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive Alternate Mirror Board Sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Miracle Patch (Exclusive!)
  • Flexi Disc of Unreleased Track (“Internet”) (Exclusive!)
  • Dinked Stickered, Hand-Numbered
  • Limited Edition of 500

“I don’t want to be defined by my anxiety, my depression or any history of
substance abuse,” Francis says, “but I do want to reach out to
other people who have had similar experiences, especially if it’s in
a way that helps them feel a little better. To me, this music is
celebrating healing as much as it focuses on the darker sides of
the human psyche.”

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JOHANNA SAMUELS
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Excelsior!
[Basin Rock]
DUE 6/8/21

£23.99

  • 180 g ‘Sonny’s Orange’ coloured vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • ‘Making The Bootleg’ Art print designed by Johanna Samuels (Exclusive!)
  • ‘Held’ Sticker set designed by Johanna Samuels + Basin Rock logo sticker (Exclusive!)
  • Heavyweight reverse board sleeve with UV spot gloss
  • Inner sleeve with lyrics
  • Numbered Edition (Exclusive!)
  • Limited pressing of 350

With a special knack for balancing bright pop melodies with a drifting sense of melancholy, LA based Johanna Samuels new album Excelsior! is a tender, honest document of the importance of companionship above all else. Named after Dylan’s “Visions of Johanna”, Samuels grew up on the classic songwriters of yesteryear (George Harrison, Tom Petty, Neil Young) and after a healthy dose of Elliott Smith and Jon Brion, has spent the best part of the last decade honing her craft.

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FIELD MUSIC
Flat White Moon
[Memphis Industries]
DUE 23/4/21
£26.99

  • Picture Disc Edition (Exclusive!)
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  • Signed, Numbered Print of Original Flat White Moon Cover (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 750

On Flat White Moon Field Music take on the challenge of representing
negative emotions in a way that doesn’t dilute or obscure them but
which can still uplift. The result is a generous record of
bounteous musical ideas, in many ways Field Music’s most
immediately gratifying to date.

DINKED 99
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ICE AGE
Seek Shelter
[Mexican Summer]
DUE 7/5/21
£22.99

  • Black & White Smoke Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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  • Matte Finish Jacket (Exclusive!)
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For Seek Shelter’s story of scorched-earth salvation, the band’s songwriting embraces conventional structures more conspicuously than it has in the past. The dirge-like drone that opens the record gives way to a wall of reverb that sounds fuller and brighter than anything they’ve committed to tape, signalling a clarity of clouds breaking. American gospel and blues signatures break to the front of the slow-grooving “Vendetta” and harmonica-flecked “Gold City,” a record which sounds like the road, a desert mission under a blazing sun.

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WHITE FLOWERS
Day By Day
[Tough Love]
DUE 7/5/21
£24.99

  • White Vinyl (Exclusive!)
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Williams and Manchester immediately made sense, and it’s that industrial gothic that White Flowers were able to tap into as they built the album during on-off sessions across two years – sometimes leaving the studio for a couple of months to work on ideas, other times crafting the minutiae of details across all-night studio sessions. The access to flexible studio time was telling, and the band were able to develop an aesthetic that, whilst indebted to the various sounds that defined their youth, also leaned heavily into Kevin Shields’ droning wall of noise guitars, the palimpsestic hauntology of early Burial, and the ghost box sampleadelia of Boards of Canada.

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FOR THOSE I LOVE
For Those I Love
[September]
DUE 26/3/21
£22.99

  • Clear 140g Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Signed & numbered print (individually drawn by David Balfe & unique to every copy) (Exclusive!)
  • Limited edition of 300

With For Those I Love, David Balfe offers a highly personalised portrait of love, loss, confusion, nostalgia and pain – that is to say, the Dublin songwriter/producer walks you through the early stages of mourning. Each savage emotion comes across as tangible and real.

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SARAH NEUFELD

Detritus
[One Little Independent]
Due 14.5.21

£19.99

  • Violet Coloured Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • 4 x 6×6” Postcard Set (Exclusive!)
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  • Limited pressing of 400

“I began distilling these solo compositions into a smaller, album length body of work in the Summer of 2019, experimenting live with solo versions, adding more vocals, and incorporating foot pedal bass synth to my solo live capabilities. This body of work stood out for me, as a further push and refinement of the composition style I’ve been developing for the past 8 years, and as a marker of an intense and difficult passage in my own life”. – Sarah Neufeld

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THE CORAL
Coral Island
[Modern Sky UK]
Due 30/4/21
£24.99

  • White Double Vinyl (Exclusive!)
  • Gatefold Sleeve 
  • Exclusive Bonus 7” (Exclusive!)
  • Signed Art Print  
  • Numbered sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 1000

The wheels rattle into the thrilling unknown on The Coral’s first new music since 2018, finding the unsurpassed, metamorphic gonzo-pop five-piece in the company of crooks, sell-by-date candyfloss and plastic skeletons as they release Faceless Angel.  Of misplaced memories from a place and time that might never have been, the track precedes a new and vividly evocative body of work from the legendary Merseyside band in the form of their TENTH and first, ever double-album: Coral Island.

DINKED 94
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NATALIE BERGMAN
Mercy
[Third Man]
Due 7/5/21 SOLD OUT 
£22.99

  • Opaque Blue LP
  • Exclusive 7” with exclusive bonus material (Exclusive!)
  • Exclusive poster designed by Ikhoor Studio (Exclusive!)
  • Numbered Sleeve (Exclusive!)
  • Limited Edition of 300 (Exclusive!)

Helmed by her heavenly voice, Bergman’s solo album is steeped in mystic melodies and
time-bending tones of psychedelic rock and soul. Showcasing her multi-instrumental and
creative versatility, songs will be accompanied by visuals that blend her own abstract
artwork, self-designed wardrobe and beyond.

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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!

DINKED 92
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HANNAH PEEL
Fir Wave
[My Own Pleasure]
Due 26/3/21 
£21.99

. Blue Vinyl (Exclusive!)
. 4 x 120x120mm Postcard Set (Exclusive!)
. Hand-Numbered Sleeve in PVC Wallet (Exclusive!)
. Limited Pressing of 375

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WILLIAM DOYLE
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Great Spans Of Muddy Time
[Tough Love]
Due 19/3/21
£24.99

● ‘Algal Bloom’ Colour Vinyl (Exclusive!)
● Hand-Numbered (Exclusive!)
● Bonus 7” feat. 2 exclusive songs (Exclusive!)
● Edition of 500

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CASSANDRA JENKINS
An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
[Ba Da Bing!]
Due 19/2/21
£21.99

 

● Exclusive “soft pink” colour vinyl
● Signed Reso-Graph Postcard
● Sticker Set
● Numbered Edition of 300

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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!)
● Neon orange print sleeve (Exclusive!)
● Limited pressing of 400 (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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TALA VALA
Modern Hysteric
[Number Witch]
Due 12/2/21
£20.99

● Opaque Blue Vinyl *
● Signed & Numbered Album Artwork Print *
● Numbered Edition Dinked Sticker *
● 300 only

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PSYMON SPINE
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Charismatic Megafauna
[Northern Spy]
Due 19/2/21
£23.99

● Transparent vinyl *
● Orange Flexi-disc single (with unreleased single remix)
● Hand-numbered sleeve *
● Folded colour poster 12” x 24” *
● Limited to 250

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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) *
  • – Dinked info sticker *
  • * Dinked Exclusive

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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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The Cool Greenhouse
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‘The Cool Greenhouse’
[Melodic]

Due 29/5/20

£21.99

  • Exclusive Dinked ‘Ultra Clear’ colour vinyl
  • Exclusive signed and numbered postcard
  • Exclusive Dinked Colour OBI strip
  • Includes download code containing two bonus tracks exclusive to Dinked
  • Reverse Board Outer Sleeve
  • Matt Black Inner Sleeve W/ Centre Holes
  • Matt Art Paper Two Sided Insert

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Thee MVPs
‘Science Fiction’
[Eeasy]

Due 29/5/20

£24.99

. Super exclusive “super-on-the-nose-sci-fi-warpspeed-hyperspace” Splatter blue vinyl

. Dinked X MVPs Slipmat

. Hand- numbered album art insert

. Limited 350 pressing!

 

 

 

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The Blinders
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‘Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath’
[Modern Sky UK]
DUE 8.5.20
£21.99

  • Exclusive Deep Red vinyl
  • Numbered & Signed 12’x12” Art print
  • 500 only

 

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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.

DINKED EDITION 21
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.

DINKED EDITION 20
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.

DINKED EDITION 18
B BOYS
DUDU‘ (Captured Tracks)
Due 26.7.19

 

DINKED EDITI
ON LP: £17.99

  • Exclusive 180g gold vinyl
  • Exclusive Dinked Obi strip
  • 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.

DINKED EDITION 17
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.

DINKED EDITION 16
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