All the hits from one of America's most enduring stadium bands! Bluesy rock 'n' roll, but always with an ear on massive choruses and hooks! This record has a cocaine and smack habit that you can see from space with a naked eye.
Adana born Manchester raised Al Robinson specialises in a languid style of bittersweet funk music, spurred on by the blue-eyed soul of 70's icons Todd Rundgren & Daryl Hall besides taking heavy influence from the legends of poetic groove; Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder & the brothers Isley.
A former touring musician with Los Angeles psych-pop outfit Drugdealer, starlet Charlotte Gainsbourg and New Zealand's iconic Connan Mockasin, RH remains a prolific and determined figure in Manchester’s musical scene, often seen collaborating & performing with The Birthmarks, The Foetals and Duds.
In his debut LP "Respect 4 Devotion", he unveils the Timbaland flavoured 'Since 1992', Jazz fusion inflected "Better 2" and sorrowful pop ditty 'Jaded Lovers', featured on the LP amongst others are pianist John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Sebastian Tellier), drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and guitarist Alex Brettin (Mild High Club).
Algernon Cornelius - The Miraculous Weapons of Clarkus_Dark
This is the debut album from Algernon Cornelius, the son of Irish and Jamaican immigrants – he is a rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds, currently residing in sunny Manchester. Notable throughout both Leeds and Manchester’s DIY scenes, he’s shared stages with the likes of Armand Hammer, Moor Mother, Cakes Da Killa, Shabazz Palaces and The Bug, in addition to performing at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here Festival and producing for R.A.P. Ferreira and Pijn.
Limited edition of 35 copies worldwide, only available in physical form.
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Best of Bo Diddley - need we say more! Ellas McDaniel, known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll. He influenced many artists, including Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and the Clash.
For Record Store Day 2020, Demon Records presents the first release of the soundtrack to Bob Mould’s Circle of Friends concert film. Recorded in 2006 at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, the performance includes the Hüsker Dü singer / guitarist running through classic cuts from Sugar and Hüsker Dü as well a number of solo tracks. Pressed on two heavyweight 180g clear vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2020.
Introducing Bunny Hoova. 2019 marks the release of the auspicious debut album ‘LONGING’.
Originally from Rotterdam now residing in Manchester, Bunny Hoova has found a comfortable home amidst the city’s burgeoning music scene. Three years in the making LONGING connects her movements from studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam to her new found home in the Rainy City.
Anchored around a slurred, soulful vocal, the 13 tracks interweave treated samples and guitars with spare, low key drums; all glued together by Hoova’s imaginative production. Striking her own wavvy line between garage art-pop and ramshackle soul.
If you’re like me and got into punkrock through 90ies Epitaph/Fat Wreck releases, then ‘Sound The Sirens’ will feel a bit like going back in time.
On album number four, Southern California skate punks Chaser will make you think of everyone from early Rise Against and Pennywise to Bad Religion, Ignite and No Use For A Name. Often in the same song. In the span of give-or-take 10 seconds. It’s all double-time drums, big melodic hooks, solid shredding and all the whoa’s you could possibly ask for.
Carl Brown announces a new project ckeener and turns in his first album for Them There. ‘Decoration’ sees a swift sidestep for Brown, bridging the unfettered field recording led work as Preston Field Audio with Them There Records’ principal pop absurdity. Using found sounds and recordings collected on an iPhone and Zoom for over two years, Brown has shaped an album of raucous plunderphonics and freesound sampledelia.
Until now Brown’s work has been focused on his now internationally celebrated project Preston Field Audio, including recent collaborations with KAARST, Plymouth artist Keith Harrison and sold out releases for Concrete Tapes and his own label Set Foot Press.
Mastered by Tim Crompton at Another Studio Manchester, the album also features additional production from Them There’s Pun Collins. A proper in-house job.
Good time music alert. If Janet Planet, Sugar Bones, Clarence McGuffie and Reggie Goodchild weren’t a band already you’d be snapping at their heels demanding they form one quick-sharp. Fact is, they are, and they release Confident Music For Confident People, their 11-track debut album for Heavenly Recordings.
Confident Music For Confident People is a big pop album that hints at Dee-lite, LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads and The Avalanches. Standout tracks Boyfriend, Bubblegum and Better Sit Down Boy are big and brash and bright as hell, like Dee-Lite tooled up and ready for our berserk modern times. Here is a set of songs that take the kind of all-consuming interior monologues that bored, disaffected youth are wrestling with the world over and places them square in the middle of the dance floor before adding call-and-response choruses for good measure – it’s the best collection of perfect pop music you’ll hear all year, the perfect embodiment of the characters that made it that somehow manages to be both wildly ambitious and deceptively simple at the same time.
Sad hits for all the family (lest there are happy members of it), it's the brand new record by not-at-all-super stars Cult Party! This wonderful band may have been a solitary, self-preserving bedroom band once upon a time, but on And Then There Was This Sound songwriter Leo Robinson opens up his sounds with the help of pals including weirdo rocker Kiran Leonard. Creative and wayward without sacrificing the delicate and skeletal sound of old, this record is bound to be special.
D'ADDARIO EJ17-10P Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings 13-56 Medium
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As the pandemic fog begins to disappear, and the lurkers and vultures return to their murky origins… who will replace the sun and moon when we’ve sold it?
In our third volume we interview Manami, Punk photographer Jude Kendall, A selection of interviews with Manchester’s DJs/Promoters and learn about the history of dancing. Additionally, we have a range of photos provided by Tugalife, Hulmeloonies, Paul McCourt, and Girasolgoth
This issue’s poem is provided by Zachary Knowland.
EVEN THE DARKEST DEPTHS OF THE SEA HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED SUCH AN INTENSE BLUE. IT’S A DEEPER PLUNGE. THE DAMEWORT IS CHANCING US NOW. A NEW PROSPECT.
In our fourth volume we feature the photography of @madz_snapz_ and @courteneyfrisby. Issue 04’s DJ in focus is Charlie Dark, we talk about vulnerability, Stockholm syndrome, and Charlie’s current thoughts on DJing and music.
A selection of interviews/articles on Mamba Negra Collective from Brazil by @Kareina, and the broken activities of graffiti and rave by @Hannahmaybaldwin
Denise Johnson's debut acoustic album 'Where Does It Go' is a very Mancunian affair. Recorded in Ancoats with Thomas Twemlow on acoustic guitar, she covers iconic songs that mean something to her from Manchester bands including New Order, The Smiths & 10cc as well as her own compositions.
The 'Somewhere With Devo' suite was performed live, one night only, as the encore of the band's Total Devo concert at The Palace in Hollywood, CA on December 9, 1988. The Devo re-mix set by DJ Kinky from 2010, also included here, was never released previously.
Dinner Party are a fuzz-rock band from Manchester. The Three Piece are made up from members of other Manchester bands such as Former Bullies, Irma Vep and Sex Hands. Too Live To Die is their second album and follow-up to their debut, Swinging. Fans of their debut will need no further encouragement to buy this, but newcomers can think of this as a welcome winter warmer.
Most recent converts to the world of Ned Doheny discovered his genius via Hard Candy or Prone. Our introduction was by way of "Postcards From Hollywood", a cult song from his stunning, self-titled debut album. Beautifully poignant, it can only be found on said LP. And whilst his later albums are rightly revered, "Postcards" - and the 9 additional tracks that comprise this exceptional opening statement - represent a criminally overlooked gem. Original vinyl copies of this album are extremely rare - and correspondingly expensive - so we're thrilled to present the first-ever vinyl reissue of a true lost classic.
The 2nd of 3 drøne reissues, released on cassette for the first time, in anticipation of new material from the band late '19, early '20. a perfect blind was first released on Pomperipossa Records in 2017.
An impressive evolution from the duo’s 2016 debut, using Reversing Into Future's shortwave radio transmissions, cryptic snatches of dialog, and droning synths as a foundation for something more substantial and melodic
Prior to the release of their 4th album later this year, we are delighted to announce we are re-issuing all of the first 3 releases by drøne on cassette for the first time.
We begin with reversing into the future, initially released on vinyl in 2016 through Pomperipossa Records. Field recordings, short wave radio, modular synth all combine to form an enticing, arresting, moving journey of electrically-charged dissonance, drones and electronic melodies. It´s a unique jewel.
A very hot day in the hills above Los Angeles… only possible to work in the mornings because of the sweltering afternoon heat, so all a bit frantic, but with a kink in time. There is no wifi-controlled air conditioning; the car is electric-powered and charging up. It has barely rained for months, (if not years) and the hoses are working overtime. Its an analogue session; Mark’s modular synth set up is working furiously and overheating. We are pushing sounds through and seeing what works… and things gradually take shape. The forms seem to determine themselves; how much control do we have? How much do we want? Some peculiar things start to happen and the haze bends. Some of the sounds seem alive and are quick to reform as we struggle to contain them, like trying to stuff snakes into a bag. The sounds moan and sing, forming their own phonemes.
Third record from Dylan LeBlanc, following on from two releases on a major label that apparently didn’t work out so well for him. Lots of the material on Cautionary Tale deals with his consequent drunken sadness, his impressive voice carrying the melancholy very well indeed.
Renegade, the new album from acclaimed musician Dylan LeBlanc, is released on ATO Records. Produced by Grammy Award winning Dave Cobb, the album features ten new songs including the first single and title track. Recorded at Cobb’s RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, the 10-song album feature LeBlanc and his longtime band, The Pollies. Of the album, LeBlanc shares, “I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. So, I started with ‘Renegade,’ which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction with this record. In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work. It was a different experience for me—how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down. Mostly in one or two takes. Never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together. With beautiful gear and a keen ear, it was fun to work with my best friends alongside Cobb. Over the course of ten days Renegade was complete and ready for mastering. And I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.”