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Latest Releases Manufactured by Key Production Group_January Round-up

Andrew Combs Worried Man Vinyl, [Loose Music]

First vinyl pressing of Andrew Combs' 2012 album Worried Man. Combs is a committed blues and folk troubadour.

Andreya Triana Life In Colour Vinyl, [Hi-Tea Records]

The third album Life In Colour by the MOBO nominated British soul /jazz singer Andreya Triana who's collaborated with Bonobo, Flying Lotus been endorsed by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum. 

Angelic Upstarts The Albums 1983-91 Vinyl, [Captain Oi]

Following on from the success of "The Albums 1979-82"Captain Oi! presents a second box of Angelic Upstarts albums covering 1983 to 1991. Six discs and 100 tracks all housed in a sturdy clam shell box. The booklet features pictures of all relevant sleeves, liner notes, news clippings and many previously unpublished photos.

Hippo Campus Bambi Vinyl, [Transgressive]

Bambi is the sophomore album of Hippo Campus. The St. Paul, Minnesota-bred band navigate that upheaval with deliberate self-reflection. The result is a selection of songs that drift into much darker terrain but unfold with a frenetic yet fragile beauty that makes even the most painful moments feel glorious.

Bananarama Drama CD, [Cherry Red Records]

The first ever expanded edition of Bananarama’s ninth studio album, 2005’s “Drama”, includes all the commercially released club remixes, edits and dubs of its two singles in addition to the original album’s bonus tracks and a non-album CD Single ‘B’-side, ‘Live In The Sun’ to complete this comprehensive 3 disc celebration. This deluxe packaged re-issue, comes with a full colour 20 page lyric and photo booklet including a specially written introduction from Keren and Sara. 

Bananarama Viva CD, [Cherry Red Records]

Bananarama’s tenth studio album, 2009’s “Viva”, remains their most electro sounding collection to date. It was a collaboration with celebrated producer, composer, songwriter and remixer Ian Masterson, whose credits include work with Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue and the Pet Shop Boys.

David Gray Gold in a Brass Age Vinyl, [Iht]

Gold In A Brass Age is David Gray’s eleventh album in a career that spans over 25 years, several Brit and Grammy nominations and three No.1 UK albums, including for the breakout multi-platinum "White Ladder".

Dreadzone Sound Vinyl, [Dubwiser Records]

Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone re-issue their 2001 album 'Sound'. The band formed in 1993 when ex-Big Audio Dynamite drummer Greg ‘Dread’ Roberts teamed up with Tim Bran, with the duo soon joined by bassist Leo Williams. The album was written and evolved over a two year period at the turn of the century and featured contributions from Don Letts, Earl 16, Brinsley Forde and MC Det.

Dreadzone Dread Times Vinyl, [Dubwiser Records]

Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone were formed from the ashes of Big Audio Dynamite. Signed to the legendary Creation Records and Virgin before founding their own Dubwiser record label. ‘Dread Times’ is their 8th studio album from the band and the 3rd release on their Dubwiser record label. Conscious lyrics, social ills, matters of the heart and mind merge with 21st century dubwise flavour.

Dreadzone Escapades Vinyl, [Dubwiser Records]

Forerunners of today’s dub and bass driven music, Dreadzone have been building an impressive body of work since their early days with Alan McGhee. New studio album ESCAPADES has an equal mix of nostalgia and progression but with the bands instantly recognizable sound. The album will not disappoint committed fans, occasional acquaintances or those discovering Dreadzone for the very first time.

Enter Shikari Take To The Skies: Live In Moscow Vinyl, [PIAS]
Enter Shikari Live At Alexandra Palace Vinyl, [PIAS]
Jack Savoretti Singing To Strangers Vinyl, [BMG]

Jack Savoretti is slated to return on March 15th with a stunning new album Singing to Strangers on  BMG  Records.  Produced by Cam  Blac.

Keuning Prismism Vinyl, [Thirty Tigers]

Produced by Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons), Keuning is the new musical project of Dave Keuning, founding member and guitarist of the Killers. Combining both acoustic and electric guitars, as well as a longtime fascination with keyboards and electronic music – which he wasn’t able to explore as much as he would’ve liked in The Killers – Keuning has created a psychic diary that allows us to connect the dots and learn what brought him to a career crossroads.

Jean Louis Murat Le Moujik Et Sa Femme Vinyl, [PIAS]

2002 Studio release from the popular vocalist who whose musical talent is loved by many throughout France.

Little Simz Grey Area Vinyl, [Age 101 Music]

Grey Area is the new album from Little Simz, her third to date following mixtapes/EPs and two critically acclaimed albums. Simbi Ajikawo, crowned Little Simz, lets her work do the talking - and her prolific releases and boundary-breaking achievements clearly tell a story of a pioneering Hip Hop artist who leads the way on her own terms. Giving lauded, energetic performances, critically acclaimed albums, sold-out headline shows around the world, and international tours with the likes of Gorillaz, Anderson. 

Jean Louis Murat Le Manteau De Pluie Vinyl, [PIAS]
Papa Roach Who Do You Trust? Vinyl, [Eleven Seven Music]

Papa Roach - one of the top leaders in alternative rock for nearly 20 years, with over 20 million records sold worldwide and over 1 billion streams on their catalogue, continues to impact the rock scene with their highly-anticipated 10th studio album Who Do You Trust?. “Our goal for our 10th album was to push ourselves even more into genres that inspired us most. We feel like we finally reached the place where we always wanted to be and that’s exactly what Who Do You Trust? represents’’, Singer Jacoby Shaddix explains. The 12-track anthemic piece features heavy rhythmic guitars and catchy hooks on "Who Do You Trust", "Renegade Music" and melodic tunes on "Not The Only One" with emotionally-charged lyrics nodding to pop culture. Who Do You Trust? is produced by Nick ‘’RAS’’ Furlong (All Time Low) and Colin Cunningham (5 Seconds of Summer).

Pavo Pavo Mystery Hour CD, [Bella Union]

Mystery Hour, the band’s second album is a focused, widescreen development. Channelling the narrative drama of Oliver and Eliza’s changing relationship, it is an uncategorizable record that’s both maximal and compact, a fever dream filled with cinematic imagery and rooted in acute emotion, written as the two were separating after a six-year relationship. The album draws thematic inspiration from a wide range of media: Ingmar Bergman’s Persona to choreographer Pina Bausch, painter David Hockney, and multi-media artist Alex da Corte. Photographer Natalie O’Moore’s album cover depicts Eliza and Oliver in turbulent conversation at the beach, resembling a film still to mirror the album’s narrative drama. “The beach is an image that keeps coming back to us – the edge of the world, with the possibility of exiting it,” Oliver says. “The idea for this cover is that it builds on the Young Narrator cover, with two figures casting long shadows on the beach. That cover was a collage and this is a photograph, the hi-res, come-to-life version.” 

Adolfo Waitzman Pensione Paura Vinyl, [Arrow Records]

Arrow Records present Adolfo Waitzman’s original soundtrack to the offbeat Italian tale of terror, Pensione Paura (hotel fear), directed by Francesco Barilli, who is best known for the baroque cult horror classic, "The perfume of the lady in black".This limited translucent red double vinyl edition has been newly mastered from the original analogue tapes by James Plotkin and is presented on 180-gram wax housed inside a 350gsm sleeve. Featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx and accompanying liner notes by Roberto Curti.

Press Club Late Teens Vinyl, [Hassle]

Late Teens is what happens when four Melbourne musicians come together to create a body of work entirely devoid of outside influence, being answerable to only themselves. Over six weeks, bassist Iain MacRae’s house was converted into a temporary song-writing sweatshop where the band wrote forty songs that were distilled into the dozen that make up the track list on Late Teens. Relying upon the experiences of their friends and people they know as subject matter, Late Teens thematically approaches displacement, relationships, internal turmoil, gentrification and inequality. Press Club is the musical embodiment of the attitude of a generation experiencing impermanence in every way.

L'Or Du Commun Sapiens CD, [La Brique/PIAS]
Sound of the Sirens This Time Vinyl, [DMF Records]

Westcountry folk-rock duo Sound of the Sirens releases their brand new album This Time on independent label DMF Records. Their debut album "For All Our Sins" was released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”. New album This Time continues to showcase an evident gift for crafting unique, vivid and enduring melodies with 15 catchy and heartfelt songs all written by Sound of the Sirens, aka Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood, whose voices harmonise beautifully throughout the album.

The Beat Featuring Ranking Roger Public Confidential Vinyl, [DMF Records] 

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2016 album Bounce, The Beat featuring Ranking Roger release brand new album Public Confidential on DMF Records. Expected to delight 2-Tone fans, who endured a 30-year gap before Bounce between albums, Public Confidential continues to showcase the band at their joyful skanking best with 10 brand new songs. The band is very much as before but this time even more of a family affair with Roger’s daughter Saffren providing vocals as well as Beat stalwart and crowd pleaser Ranking Junior.

The Beat Featuring Ranking Roger Bounce Vinyl, [DMF Records] 

Bounce is the spectacular new fourth album by first-generation 2 Tone skankers turned purveyors of joyous political pop The Beat. From the clipped and hectic rude boy shuffle of new tunes "Avoid The Obvious" to the chiming sunshine pop romance of "Heaven Hiding" through to "Fire Burn" heavy-duty righteousness, Bounce shows off every gleaming aspect of the most musically diverse band to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. Bounce is the first album from The Beat in over 30 years and released on independent label DMF Records. Written by a combination of Ranking Roger, Mick Lister and Ranking Junior, it has been produced by Mick Lister (Bad Company, Amy Winehouse, The Feeling) and mixed by Tim Hamill and Mick Lister except for "Side to Side" and "My Dream" mixed by Dennis Bovell (The Slits, Madness). The same energy that drove the hit singles of the 80s; "Mirror In The Bathroom", "Stand Down Margaret" and "Too Nice To Talk To" - reggae looseness plus razor-sharp song-writing meets the paranoid pace of punk.

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age CD, [BMG]
The Phantom Band Checkmate Savage Vinyl, [Chemikal Underground]

A decade on, Chemikal Underground is proud to announce the imminent rebirth of an album that remains as spectacularly imaginative as it was the first time round, presented in a package that commemorates the original songs, which were produced by Paul Savage – whose credits include Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, King Creosote, Deacon Blue and many more – at the label’s affiliated recording studio Chem 19 in Lanarkshire and Franz Ferdinand’s studio in Glasgow. Vault back to the dawn of 2009. Signed the previous year to Glasgow independent label Chemikal Underground are The Phantom Band, a six-piece group that melds folk, Krautrock, the blues, art-rock and anything else that comes to hand, lacing their idiosyncratic, intricate tapestries with effortless pop melodies delivered by the mahoganied baritone of singer Rick Anthony.

The Residents Commercial Album CD, [Torso]

Tracks 1 to 40 were originally released as the Commercial Album on vinyl in 1980 (Ralph Records). Tracks 41 to 50 were recorded between the years 1979-1987 and appeared on several different compilations and singles.

The Residents Eskimo CD, [Mute ]

The albums are released in 2 versions. The special edition (hard back book version) contains a 32 page booklet with rare or unseen photos and complete lyrics.

Various Third Noise Principle: Formative North American Electronica 1975-1984 CD, [Cherry Red Records]

Journey into the origins of electronica in North America – from early techno and electro to synth-pop, industrial music, ambient soundscapes and noise experiments. Third Noise Principle explores every corner of this chapter in American musical history via over four hours of futurist, modern and sometimes challenging music. This lavish hard-backed package features first-hand sleevenotes from artists and their biographers, unseen photographs and an introductory essay by Sounds and Wild Planet legend Dave Henderson.

Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls Vinyl + CD, [Marathon Artists]

A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of Tiny Ruins are etched into the memories of crowds and critics worldwide. Traversing influences that cross-genre and era, the artistry of Hollie Fullbrook and her band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop. Production by David Lynch, Olympic Girls bring ebullient psychedelia to the album.

Gianni Ferrio Un Dollaro Bucato Vinyl, [Silva Screen]

The classic 1965 Spaghetti Western, Un Dollaro Bucato (Blood for a Silver Dollar) was an Italian/French collaboration directed by Giorgio Ferroni. The film's release in America saw the title changed to 'One Silver Dollar' and its star's name changed from Guiliano Gemma to the rather less Italian sounding Montgomery Wood, under which moniker Gemma continued to perform. Ferrio's music for Un Dollaro Bucato has all the galloping excitement and standoff tension of Morricone's soundtracks for Sergio Leone's classic Dollars Trilogy and was used by Tarantino in his 2009 film 'Inglourious Basterds'.

Go Dark Neon Young CD, [Bella Union]

Ultimately, Neon Young is a record about repression and identity, about the pathways forged when life begins to suffocate, and the lengths that people go to just to survive. "To be from nowhere, which we both were," says Dose, "and have nothing but your dreams and a desire to manifest them with like minds? That day is done."

Aretha Franklin All Night Long & Just for a Thrill CD, [Le Chant Du Monde]
Bob Dylan Highway 51 & Blowin In The Wind CD, [Le Chant Du Monde]
Radio Elvis Ces Garçons-là CD+Vinyl, [PIAS]
Eddy Mitchell L'Erudit Monsieur Eddy CD+Vinyl, [Le Chant Du Monde]
Etta James A Hold On Me & Roll With Me CD, [Le Chant Du Monde]
Gene Kelly Singin' In The Rain & An American In Paris CD, [Le Chant Du Monde]
Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire & Breathless CD, [Le Chant Du Monde]
Johnny Cash ‎Rock Island Line - Lonesome Me CD, [Le Chant Du Monde]
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