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Midas Fall – Wilderness
Combining elements of electronica, post-rock and alternative rock with subtle progressive undertones, Midas Fall create taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton.
V/A - A Soul Chronology Volume 1 (1927-1951)
History of Soul Records 2CD
Part of the History of Soul series, this collection of breath taking blues and spiritual music brings you some of the most impassioned, compelling vocal performances ever to be recorded.
The Burning Of Rome – With us
Surfdog Records CD
A post-apocalyptic mash-up of meticulous orchestration, electronic manipulation and eccentric experimentation. If Danzig constructed a carnival ride, it'd look something like this. Fetures Butthole Surfer's mixes.
Wire – Change Becomes Us
Pink Flag CD
Existing in a timewarp between 1980 & 2020, Change Becomes Us fuses elements of undeveloped historic material with the current band's forward-looking soundworld.
Haiku Salut - Tricolore
How Does It Feel To Be Loved LP / CD
Debut album by Derbyshire trio who use accordions, trumpets, glockenspiels, pianos, loopery and laptopery to create gorgeous instrumental music in the vein of múm and Yann Tiersen.
Niagara – Otto
Niagara’s debut album combines experimental pop/rock, electronica and psychedelia to create their own special brand of ‘avant-psych-tronica’. RIYL: The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, Animal Collective
Bish – Miss The Last Wave
Miss The Last Wave - ten perfect slices of beautifully-crafted pop from Pogues' bass player, Darryl Hunt with his third album as Bish
Tera Melos - X'ed Out
Sargent House LP / CD
"Truly great art is that which can't be easily understood and dissected, but immediately resonates nonetheless. Tera Melos' new full length, X'ed Out is just that kind of adventure."
The Saints - King Of The Sun
Highway 125 LP / CD
The 16th Saints album, "KotS" features 11 new Chris Bailey compositions, capturing the difficulties and despair of our times. Includes a bonus disc of classic Saints material.
Tullycraft - Lost In Light Rotation
Fortuna POP! LP / CD
The US indiepop legends return with 11 delightfully upbeat, smart, indiepop anthems that sparkle with brainy fairy dust and glitter with proper pop hooks.
Lower Plenty - Hard Rubbish
Fire Records LP / CD
Melbourne’s Lower Plenty make beautifully melancholic suburban-country music. Although they have no online presence, their album has spread through word of mouth and turntable to turntable.
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine - White People and the Damage Done
Alternative Tentacles LP / CD
Jello Biafra & crew return with White People And The Damage Done. Not just an Age of Austerity album. THE Age of Austerity album!
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Phil Odgers – The Godforsaken
Voyage Vinyl Star Records CD
The Godforsaken Voyage is a deeply accomplished album by Phil Odgers the UK’s most underrated singer and one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of The Men They Couldn’t Hang.
The Men – New Moon
Sacred Bones LP / CD
'New Moon" is The Men's strongest effort to date. 3 full time songwriters in the band now gives way to include piano, 4 part harmonies, mandolin & harmonica while still remaining as catchy & volatile as ever.
And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures
Sargent House LP / CD
All Hail Bright Futures could be taken as both an ethos for the album and the band at this point in time. There is a new color scheme in place: new textures, emotions, sounds and voices.
Dur-Dur Band - Volume 5
Awesome Tapes From Africa 2LP / CD
Somalia's Dur-Dur Band ruled the Mogadishu scene in the 1980s. This is the first international release of one of their legendary cassettes.
Hookworms - Pearl Mystic
Gringo Records LP / CD
Debut album from Leeds 5-piece whose repetition and reverb pointedly subverts the tripped out sound environments of psychedelia with a darkly malevolent punk menace.
Blank Realm - Go Easy
Fire Records LP / CD
Blank Realm blend the bluesy waltz of Royal Trux with the punk desperation of Joy Division and the superfuzzed psych of the Flaming Lips.
Scott & Charlenes Wedding – Two Weeks
Critical Heights LP / CD
Developing his slacker pop to a whole new glorious level of melodic magnificence, Craig Dermody returns with more soundbites of everyday life.
Alfa 9 - Gone To Ground
Blow Up CD
“A beautiful record. Byrds '60s pop, a pillow of jangly guitars and sweet harmonies” Shindig! // “The Stoke songsmiths are back, and it's been well worth the wait” Classic Rock
King Salami & the Cumberland Three
Dirty Water Club LP / CD
The King howls like Screaming Jay Hawkins with Bo Diddley and Andre Williams chasing his coat-tail as the Trashman do the Surfin' Bird behind him.
Parenthetical Girls - Privilege
Splendor LP / CD
Having taken pop extravagance to its logical conclusion with their critically acclaimed, orchestral pop opus Entanglements, Privilege finds a newly emboldened PG giving the orchestra their leave—a brazen reinvention as immediate as it is inspired.
John Foxx And The Maths – Evidence
Metamatic Records CD
New album features collaborations with Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander and Gazelle Twin.
The Godfathers – Jukebox Fury
Godfathers Recordings CD Legendary British rock & roll band THE GODFATHERS explode into action in 2013 with the much-anticipated release of a brand new album. Their first full-length studio release since ’95 & and a UK tour with punk icons The Stranglers.
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Rebekka Karijord - We Become Ourselves
Control Freak Kitten Records LP / CD
Norwegian singer/songwriter’s 3rd album scheduled to be Mojo’s World Music Nov album of the month. Drawing comparisons to Kate Bush & inevitably Bjork. A dark and deeply personal album exploring issues of life and death .
David Cronenberg's Wife – Don’t Wait to Be Hunted to Hide
David Cronenberg's Wife continue their psychotic post-punk explorations of the dark side of humanity. “If Nick Cave isn’t unpleasant enough for you, this is treasure”. (TimeOut)
Singing Loins - …Here On Earth
Damaged Goods LP / CD
Notching up 20 years as Medway's finest alt-folk combo, The Singing Loins' 12th album has all their classic hallmarks - great songs, great production - yet takes their sound ever onwards, more textured and nuanced.
Inca Babies – Deep Dark Blue
Black Lagoon CD
The 6th Album from Inca Babies reflects a re-shaping of the Incas sound into a perhaps seasoned & yet wilful approach to guitars, percussion & offbeat narratives of tall tales & extravagant characters in the Deep Dark Blue.
Darren Hayman - The Violence
Fortuna Pop! 2LP / CD
Sir Darren Hayman's latest is the third and final instalment in his Essex trilogy, a double album of strangely beautiful, haunting songs about the Essex witch trials of the 17th century.
The Lovely Eggs - Wildlife
Egg Records CD
Wildlife is yet another wonderful and unique album from a band who encapsulate everything that is exciting about punk rock. Expect fuzzed-out guitars, crashing drums and gritty British northern surreal lyrics.
The Soft Moon - Zeros
Captured Tracks LP / CD
The Soft Moon waxes again, returning with a most vicious, seething and focused second album: Zeros, out November 5th on Captured Tracks.
Lone Wolf - The Lovers
It Never Rains Records LP / CD
Lean and concise, The Lovers subverts expectation from singer-songwriter origins whilst expanding on the hooks. For fans of latter-day Talk Talk, Tom Waits and Radiohead.
Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms : A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Sargent House LP / CD
The experience of Chelsea Wolfe’s first acoustic emanation “Unknown Rooms” is like a secret shared, a side of our heroine rarely seen or heard, and the making was as intimate as it gets
Indian Handcrafts - Civil Disobedience For Losers
Sargent House LP / CD
Canadian power-duo Indian Handcrafts’ well honed, massively melodic debut seems to belie the simplicity of instrumentation between drummer/vocalist Brandyn James Aikins & guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brandon Allen.
AC Newman - Shut Down The Streets
Fire Records LP / CD
The most powerful and personal solo work to date from the New Pornographers’ founder, ‘Streets’ is an album of understated elegance and strength.
Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Para Vista Social Club
Critical Heights LP / CD
Aussie slacker-pop gem that has the psychedelic swagger of the Velvet Underground, the bruising energy of the Stooges and the pop sensibility of the Go Betweens
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Robert Pollard – Jack Sells The Cow Fire Records LP / CD
Despite its relatively heavy subject matter, Jack Sells the Cow comes off as perhaps the sprightliest, most light-footed music Pollard has recorded during this spectacularly prolific year.
Local Girls – Deluxe Kicks Sour Puss LP / CD
Brixtonian misfits Local Girls defining moment; the first full length abrasive, dynamic and strut inducing LP. One minute rock-out, one minute sweat-out.
Malka Spigel – Every Day Is Like The First Day Swim CD
New album featuring guests; Alexander Balanescu, Andy Ramsay, Colin Newman, Johnny Marr, LoneLady, Matthew Simms, Nik Colk Void Ronald Lippok, Teho Teardo.
Mono - For My Parents Temporary Residence LP / CD
Legendary Japanese neoclassical noise juggernaut returns after a 3-year hiatus with their most soul-stirring, transcendent album yet. Pitchfork calls them "one of the most distinctive bands of the 21st century."
Carina Round – Tigermending Dehisce CD
The 4th album from LA via UK singer Carina Round, who is regarded for her unique style & ability to meander through multiple genres. "Daring & vibrant" Paste Magazine. "Simultaneously intriguing & irresistible" Artist Direct.
Tender Trap – Ten Songs About Girls Fortuna Pop! LP / CD
Amelia Fletcher's merry troupe harken back to the indiepop sound of her Heavenly days with ten vignettes on being female in this day and age, all delivered with a huge dose of humour, joy and warmth.
Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail Sacred Bones LP / CD
Sean Ragon has been active in the DIY punk, industrial & experimental music communities for over 15 years. He plays 5 different instruments on LWP, built the recording studio & engineered the album. LWP is the true embodiment of DIY idealism.
Bailterspace – Strobosphere Fire Records LP / CD
Heralding the return of New Zealand/New York City legends Bailterspace, ‘Strobosphere’ is their best album to date with their first new recordings in 13 years.
Talibam! - Puff Up the Volume Critical Heights LP / CD
Previously known for their avant-jazz, experimental rock leanings, ‘Puff Up the Volume’ sees Talibam! turning their considerable talents towards an album of synth-pop-infused, comedy-soaked “No School Rap”.
Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing Fire Records LP / CD
With her unique vocal stylings, Foster has creates unorthodox folk and blues with ‘Blood Rushing’, which is her finest album to date.
Arc In Round - Arc In Round La Société Expéditionnaire LP / CD
Carefully crafted dark pop from the Philly 4 piece. Layers of dissonance & experimentation blend the Motorik Kraut rhythms of Neu & Can.Haunting,dreamy male/female vocals. Contributions by Kurt Vile (War On Drugs).
World Party – Arkeology (5 Disc Set + Diary) Seaview 5 CD Set & Diary
A 5 CD /70 song collection featuring over 12 new songs, rare studio gems, concert recordings, covers & more packaged in the 142 page Any Year Diary. Live Nov 1st London Royal Albert Hall.
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Redd Kross – Researching The Blues
Sweet Nothing - LP/CD
Highly anticipated new album. It is their first new album in 15 years - Redd Kross is back and delivering their signature brand of genuine rock 'n roll with a vengeance.
Buffalo Killers - Dig. Sow. Love. Grow
Alive Records - LP/CD
From '60s psychedelia, blues, garage & the folk-rock sounds that rolled out of Laurel Canyon, "Dig. Sow. Love. Grow" is a heady synthesis of the band's previous efforts incl the Dan Auerbach-produced "Let It Ride".
Goat – World Music
Goat's debut album is full of fuzzed out afro psych, voodoo kraut grooves, cosmic turkish folk and spacey post punk, easily one of the best and original albums of the year.
A Dead Forest Index - Antique
Denovali - LP/CD
A fresh new sound which should please fans of a mixture of CHELSEA WALKER, EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN, BELA BARTOK or DEAD CAN DANCE.
Sue Denim - And The Unicorn
Super Healthy - CD
Brilliant debut solo album from Robots In Disguise's Sue Denim - a female Syd Barrett, Jonathan Richman, or Kevin Ayers - warm, dreamy, original - ..you'll love her!
Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Fire Records - LP/CD
New Zealand’s Opossom create an engaging world of carefully crafted sonic layers of light and dark to make their unique blend of beatnik psychedelica.
Ned Collette & Wirewalker – 2
Fire Records - LP/CD
Australian Ned Collette now lives in Berlin where he wrote his new album "2", a mix of experimental pop songwriting, musique concrete and dark folky soundscapes.
Cameras – In Your Room
Manimal - CD
Australia's answer to the question if Kate Bush and Nick Cave had a baby that was raised on Interpol and Bat for Lashes it would sound like this band.
Baltic Fleet - Towers
Blow Up - CD
“30th Best album of the year so far ”- Louder Than War 2012. Album of the week – Rough Trade Shops. A dark brooding electronic masterpiece.
Dogtanian – Japan
Tape Club - CD
The debut album from London-based Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau. This boldly eclectic record presents 11 experimental pop tracks which combine electronic-influenced production with a unique narrative.
MFC Chicken – Music For Chicken
Dirty Water Club - LP/CD
Influenced by the early-1960s Pacific Northwest bands like the Fabulous Wailers, this high-octane, proto-garage rock'n'roll group is the hottest thing on the London scene right now!
Bromide - Some Electric Sometime
Scratchy - CD
To make bromide, take some Elvis Costello and lloyd Cole. add a bit of Bob Mould and some early REM. bake in oven for 24 years. serve with bass and drums.
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