“Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before. We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we were making but, without the funds to do, I had to find a way to work within the constraints of what money I had. So I bought a laptop and made it all in a little room in my house. I think the biggest goal is to make something that’s worthy of all that time and effort. And the more time and effort, the bigger the goal. I knew I had to make something that was good enough that it should be made. And a massive positive about making the record is that we get to play it live. That’s always the most joyous thing; everyone gets to contribute to the sound, this amazing thing that seems to come right through the roof.”
Echo and the Bunnymen are Ian McCulloch on vocals and Will Sergeant on guitar. The group was formed in Liverpool in 1978 with bassist Les Pattinson. Shortly afterwards they recruited Pete De Freitas and the rest they say is history.
Back with their 4th album and the first album since 2000's "Make It Better", Dubstar hails from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and comprises of two members, Chris Wilkie and Sarah Blackwood. Produced by Youth, One features singles "You Were Never In Love" and "Love Comes Late".
Gary Numan returns with a new Three Track EP titled The Fallen.
Dark All Day is the bands sophomore album. This release solidifies the success of their 2015 eponymous long player, furthering their reputation as pioneers of the synthwave scene and continuing the 80's retro revival theme. The album is a numbered 12" hosted in a lenticular double 350gsm gatefold.
Texas’ genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash presents his latest release, Lifted. This latest project finds Nash continuing his tradition of creating a sonic experience of feeling that is at once both vast and intimate.
Jonnie Common presents the collection of sounds recorded at The McManus. Limited to 300 prints and 300 postcards. No two postcard will be the same.
London Burning is the second EP from Mina Rose, one of the Flash Funding winners from this year's Great escape event. "I like to visually describe feelings. I imagine a scenario, almost like creating visuals in my head when I think about what’s going on around me at the moment but it’s not necessarily always political. For example, when I imagine someone sitting down, thinking or reflecting internally, I envision them sitting on the floor in a room with red walls and that’s one of the visual metaphors I use in my song Paradise."
The House of Love is a 5CD album expanding on 2012’s 3-CD version. This super deluxe edition of The House of Love offers the band’s complete Creation recordings from 1987-1988, together with a raft of rarities and previously unissued bonus material. It also boasts all their Creation Records singles, from the original version of Shine On, Real Animal and Christine to their final single for the label, Destroy The Heart. For the first time, the album is re-mastered from the original quarter-inch tapes. Discs 2 and 3 combine all their non-album tracks with numerous House of Love demos and early mixes, many of which were never released. Disc 4 soaks up the various BBC radio sessions for John Peel while Disc 5 combines mostly unissued live tracks from various shows. This 5-CD package is housed in a stylish hardback book set with fresh sleeve-notes from NME journalist Neil Taylor (with interview quotes from lead singer/guitarist Guy Chadwick and original bassist Chris Groothuizen) and rare images from the band’s photographer Suzie Gibbons.
Legendary 2-Tone artists, The Selecter, release their new studio album Subculture. Recorded and produced by Neil Pyzer and expertly mixed by Prince Fatty (Hollie Cook, Lily Allen, Graham Coxon & Gregory Isaacs etc). Subculture is the calling card of a classic band that is completely tuned into the issues and challenges of the modern world. Since re-forming a half-decade ago, The Selecter have become increasingly aware that their championing of 2-Tone, Ska, Reggae & Soul is firmly rooted outside mainstream genres.
Songs you make at night is the sixth album from English folkie-tinged diode-twiddlers Tunng AKA Sam Genders, Mike Lindsay (who featured in June’s AOTM topper LUMP) and vocalist Becky Jacobs.
The 12 Ensemble continue their rapid ascent in the international classical music world, with their debut album Resurrection. The collection comprises of four works including a new composition from Bryce Dessner (The National), a commissioned work from experimental British composer Kate Whitley and pieces by Witold Lutoslawski and John Woolrich.
This debut album is a collection of music compiled, edited, reworked and mixed by core VII artists Simon Patterson, Sean Tyas, John Askew and Will Atkinson and it accurately reflects each of their trademark sounds.
BOSS a Tribute to Original Sounds celebrates an international love affair with Jamaican music. Since the early 60’s the sound of Jamaica’s distinct syncopated lilt has filled dancefloors and sold records across the globe. Boss pays tribute to the great music of the 60’s and 70’s that inspired 1000’s to follow. Musicians from across the globe have contributed their time and skills to the creation of these 70 tracks for a 4 disc CD boxset. It includes tracks originally recorded by the pioneers of ska, reggae and rocksteady, including Laurel Aitken, The Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and many more.
This album was recorded at RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. In addition to seven original songs written by Wall. This album also includes versions of Billy Don Burns’ Wild Dogs, Wilf Carter’s Calgary Round-Up and two cowboy traditionals, Night Herding Song and Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail.
A Sea of Split Peas is an EP by Australian rock musician Courtney Barnett which compiles two of her previous EPs: "I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris" and "How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose".
Laced Records, in partnership with Motion Twin, presents Dead Cells (Original Soundtrack) on deluxe double vinyl. The release includes 15 tracks from the game’s composer Yoann Laulan. This limited release is pressed on double 180g transparent orange and violet vinyl and packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The Welsh rock band Estrons releases their much-anticipated debut album You Say I'm Too Much, I Say You're Not Enough.
European Heartbreak is the new offering from Dutch native Annelotte de Graaf (aka Amber Arcades)
Geraint’s 1979 debut rock’n’roll album is now available for the first time on CD with eight bonus unreleased tracks, including 4 with famed producer Glyn Johns. This rock’n’roll LP was produced in 1979 by Andy Fairweather Low for Vertigo
Ian Shaw (vocals, piano tracks 1, 5, 12), Barry Green (piano, Fender Rhodes), Mick Hutton (bass), Dave Ohm (drums). Additional Hammond organ by Joe Leach. All percussion by Ian Shaw and Dave Ohm. All backing vocals by Ian Shaw. Recorded at The Premises Studio, London, 10-13th July 2017. Engineered and produced by Joe Leach. Assistant engineer, Jonjo Keefe.
Ne me quitte pas ("Don't leave me") is a 1959 song by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. It has been covered in the original French by many artists and has also been translated into and performed in many other languages.
Lyla Foy returns with her second album Bigger Brighter, 4 years after her debut "Mirrors the Sky". The album was crafted alongside Oli Deakin (songwriter and producer). From fantasy to bedlam and religion to feminism, the album covers some ground.
"I am so proud of this one. It feels like a big step forward for me as an artist and I’m really excited to be sharing it with you. It has followed my move out from the big city in search of some creative headspace. Most of the songs were written in Portugal and I’ve been thinking about what roots are, how we make them and what ties us to places, people and things."
When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You is credited to Micah P. Hinson and the Musicians of the Apocalypse.
The Heiress release is a collaboration album with long-term writing partner Ed Tullett.
AAARTH is the follow-up release from three-piece Welsh band, The Joy Formidable. This will be the band's fourth album.
A powerful western drama set in the savage eden of 1880s Australia, The Proposition is an elemental story of family conflict and primal violence, destructive love and divided loyalties.
From behind his TVAM moniker, producer Joe Oxley reappears with his debut album Psychic Data which is released via his own Psychic Data imprint.