Comet Is Coming - ImminentRegular price £17.00
HEY COLLOSSUS - Four BiblesRegular price £15.00
Coming out of London and the South West of England, Hey Colossus are one of Europe's great live bands. Since 2003 the 6-piece has been driving around the continent with their “pirate ship” backline of broken amps and triple-guitar drang, elevating audiences in every type of venue imaginable; a doctor’s waiting room in Salford, an industrial unit in Liege and a vast field next to a river in Portugal. Wherever they may roam.
Four Bibles is their twelfth studio album and the first to be released by London label Alter, whose sole proprietor (the electronic producer Helm) encountered the group at their first gig in 2003. Recorded by Ben Turner at Space Wolf Studios in Somerset, it's their most direct album yet and follows a well-documented trajectory of evolution that began (in the truest sense) with 2011’s RRR for Riot Season and continued across three albums for Rocket Recordings. Lead vocalist Paul Sykes sounds more in focus than before, dialling down the effects and using reverb / delay to carry his lyrics rather than smother. The band has also fine-tuned to leave some room for extra depth. Piano, electronics and violin (by Daniel O'Sullivan of This is not This Heat / Grumbling Fur) all find a way in amongst a familiar mesh of interlacing guitars, wrapped round a taut rhythm section. Like every other Hey Colossus record before, the line-up has altered and the sounds reflect this.
From the weight of Memory Gore, to the subtlety and swag of It's a Low, via the sonic extremes of Palm Hex / Arndale Chins this is exactly as the band are live; raging and rail-roading but somehow in control. Grooves for those who want to dance or for those who want to hug a wall and nod...bleak dystopian imagery submerged in relentless rhythms and low-end rattle. The songs breath life and soul - Hey Colossus have never sounded fresher or more on point.
King Crimson - Stairless & Bible BlackRegular price £17.50
For a band that favoured the presentation and honing of material in live performance prior to studio recording, it was inevitable that with the increasing portability of quality recording machines, the concert performance would, in effect, become the basis of the subsequent studio recordings. With 'Starless and Bible Black' King Crimson, reduced to a quartet following the departure of percussionist Jamie Muir, took that step. Half of the album was sourced from live gigs - much of it from a concert at the Amsterdam Concertegebouw in November 1973. (The complete concert was subsequently issued as 'The Nightwatch' album and fully detailed on 2014's 'Starless' boxed set.)
While some of the material was developed or overdubbed in the studio, other tracks were presented exactly as per the concert setting with the audience applause removed. With the band's burgeoning live reputation, increased tour schedule and commitment to improvisation, the use of the live material led to the album being the most accurate representation to date of the lineup's uniquely powerful live sets.
La Femme - Runway/Me Suive RSD 2021Regular price £10.00
Lou Clarke & The All Scars Band - Greatest HitsRegular price £10.00
Love - Da CapoRegular price £20.00
Love - Four SailRegular price £21.00
Four Sail was the fourth album by Love. It was originally released in 1969. Arthur Lee was the only original member to play on the album. Whilst it might not be as well known as their enduring classic, Forever Changes, it’s certainly an album worthy of high praise. It contains the song, Always See Your Face, which, in more recent years, has been used on a number of film soundtracks including Ladybird and High Fidelity.
Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers - No Regrets (The Best Of)Regular price £22.00
Steve Miller Band - SailorRegular price £23.00
The Byrds - Greatest HitsRegular price £21.00
The Byrds' Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rock band The Byrds and was released in August 1967. It is the top-selling album in The Byrds' catalogue as it provides a summary of The Byrds' history during Gene Clark and David Crosby's tenure with the band and also functions as a survey of the group's hit singles from 1965 to 1967, a period when the band had its greatest amount of success on the singles chart.
From classics such as "Mr. Tambourine Man", "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" and "Eight Miles High" these are chiming timeless songs that will fill your heart with warmth.
Various - Wick Records Battle of the Bands RSD 2020Regular price £24.00
Amazing compilation of killer fuzz cuts, wigged out psychedelic gems, and so much more! This is one of our favourite releases from RSD20, so don't miss out on this one.
Various Artists - Khruangbin: LateNightTalesRegular price £26.00
White Fence - For The Recently Found InnocentRegular price £20.00
'For The Recently Found Innocent' is many things:
Inevitably, the collision at the intersection of all these winding roads is a beautiful pile-up of deep impacts, graceful lines and open space embodied in sound.
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