Drake - Take CareRegular price £25.00
Take Care is the second album by critically acclaimed Canadian rapper Drake. It was originally released in 2011. The album features a host of producers including Jamie XX, The Weeknd, T-Minus and Just Blaze. There is also a guest contribution from an uncredited Kendrick Lamar. Take Care is reissued on double vinyl LP.
Pete Doherty - Peter Doherty & Puta MadresRegular price £25.00
Ned Doheny - Ned DohenyRegular price £21.50
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.
Dinner Party - Too Live To DieRegular price £12.00
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.
Deirdre Wilson Tabac - Deirdre Wilson TabacRegular price £21.50
Recorded in Philadelphia in 1969, The Deirdre Wilson Tabac's sole album is a beautiful blend of funk, jazz and soulful pop. Possessing the complex grooves, thrilling breaks and ethereal weirdness that The Rotary Connection pedalled so brilliantly, the LP failed to connect with audiences upon its original release. In the decades since, it has deservedly attracted a considerable cult following. However, almost inevitably, it has become increasingly tricky to pick up a copy in good condition for anything less than eye-watering sums. As such, we're delighted to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of freaky funk-rock.
Limited to just 500 copies.
Deerhoof - Mountain MovesRegular price £20.00
If Mountain Moves were a movie, it would be a double feature, Journey to the Center of the Deerhoof and Escape from Planet Deerhoof, shown side-by-side simultaneously. The record epitomizes the band at its very best, exploring new realms between the poles of independence and invention. It also serves as a welcoming point of entry for new listeners outside Deerhoof’s traditional orbit, an opportunity to bring even more voices into the communal conversation. We’re all in this together.
Cult Party - And Then There Was This SoundRegular price £12.00
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.
Columna - Ese LugarRegular price £7.50
Coldplay - MYLO XYLOTORegular price £21.00
MYLO XYLOTO was produced by Markus Dravs, daniel green and Rik Simpson with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno.
Butcher The Bar - Sleep At Your Own PaceRegular price £7.50
British singer Joel Nicholson is Butcher the Bar, a performer whose earnest delivery and heart-on-his-sleeve manner makes the comparisons to the late Elliott Smith instant and often. Whether it’s the light, roots-tainted “Getaway” that is content to stay in the same gear or the Springsteen-meets-Dylan troubadour “Sex Szene”, Nicholson rarely sounds out of his element. Fans of Nick Drake and also Paul Simon would definitely enjoy the swaying melody oozing from “Gumble” which is has more folk tendencies or leanings than the opening tunes.
Later on he hones this style with a true gem entitled “Opening Night”. Butcher the Bar also nails the gorgeous “House/Home” perfectly, something that the late Smith would be envious of without question. However, some might be put off by how repetitive the style becomes, with Nicholson’s hushed vocals often fighting for space with his strumming and picking. The solo work of Tom Petty also comes to the surface during “Bike” as Nicholson weaves more magic here and on the ensuing lullaby “Leave This Town”. If you’re a fan of this style you should revel in it, especially the inviting, warm and soothing “Ball Point Skin Notes”.
Broken Bones - Dem Bones RSD 2020Regular price £18.00
Broken Bones' classic 1984 debut album 'Dem Bones' is reissued limited in black & white QUAD (quartered) vinyl. Broken Bones are the seminal UK hardcore punks who influenced an army of thrash-metal bands. They formed in 1983 from the ashes of leading hard-core band, Discharge, in the 'Potteries' area, Stoke-On-Trent. The Discharge twin brothers of Bones (guitar) and Tezz (bass) were joined by Baz (drums) and Nobby (vocals). They first produced two singles, Decapitated and Crucifix, both fast and furious anthems achieving UK indie chart Top 10 entries at around the same time as Metallica's debut. The album 'Dem Bones' was released in 1984, produced by Clay Records' Mike Stone who had also produced Discharge. Along the way, band membership evolved, but always featuring the distinctive guitar of Bones. Tezz later went to the USA, where he played with UK Subs, Ministry, and many others.
James Blake - Assume FormRegular price £27.00
Mercury award winner James Blake releases his 4th studio album Assume Form. The album features collaborations with Travis Scott, André 3000, Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney and Rosalía (BBC sound poll 2019). In the past 2-3 years James has been very busy collaborating with Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Oneohtrix Point Never, Mount Kimbie and contributing to the Black Panther soundtrack. As unrestricted by genre as it is always underpinned by classic, emotionally-open songwriting, James Blake’s new album is arguably his most direct, eclectic and pure artistic statement to date. Assume Form also follows a rich period of creative and personal evolution for James, who has spoken candidly about his experiences of mental health, modern-day masculinity, and finding peace. Even the album artwork would appear to represent a fundamental shift for Blake, no longer distorted by illustration, landscape or design, but staring right at you – and into the future.
James Blake’s is an influence that can be felt throughout the modern musical landscape, often hiding in plain sight; allowing the man himself – as his fourth album suggests – to always evolve. To never settle. To Assume Form.
Better Reality/Dads - Split 7"Regular price £5.00
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - SoundhouseRegular price £20.00
Leading the way in electronics before anyone considered it a serious way of making music, the Radiophonic Workshop gang pushed the boundaries of music and invented a new language and landscape for how music could be made.
Delia Derbyshire is included on this collection of absolutely astonishing cuts of electronic gems! Left to it in the bowels of Auntie Beeb, the Radiophonic crew made some of the most important bits of music ever recorded. A must-have for historians and curious-minds alike
Batteaux - BatteauxRegular price £21.50
Bat for Lashes - Lost GirlsRegular price £17.00
Natasha Khan gets back to Bat For Lashes for the project’s fifth album, and it’s vintage-tinted synth-pop baby! Lost Girls positions itself as a soundtrack to an imaginary 80’s teen movie, and it certainly fits that bill, with all the tropes and details in just the right place. Lost Girls is released by Bat For Lashes Records.
B52s - B52sRegular price £20.00
Kooky lyrics, nimble rhythms and irresistible pop harmonies met on The B-52’s self-titled debut album when it was released back in the summer of 1979, putting them at the front of the new-wave scene. This is a fortieth-anniversary re-issue on vinyl, featuring printed lyric inserts. Eventually the SEO friend RuPaul would feature in one of their music videos.
As I Lay Dying - Powerless RiseRegular price £18.00
Hard hitting metal that'll flip your scalp clean off your head! Technical brilliance and some of the band's most violent music ever recorded - this is not for the weak willed.
One of the most memorable metal records released in recent years, and so breathtakingly heavy, that'll you might do yourself an injury while listening to it, and honestly, isn't that what you want out of a hard rock LP?
Get stuck in! CIRCLE PIT!
Ajimal - As It Grows Dark/LightRegular price £24.00
Hasil Adkins - What The Hell Was I ThinkingRegular price £17.00
Adele - 19Regular price £17.00
Reading the original press release for the debut from now bigger-than-the-Earth-itself singer Adele, it's surprising to learn that amongst her influences are Bjork, Jeff Buckley and the Cure. Nice try from XL to create an underground buzz around an artist whose fanbase ended up more Whitney Houston than Whitney the band. These mature-beyond-her-years (over) emotive weepers set her on a course for mainstream success with her forthcoming 21 and 25 records. A titling process that will surely have worn off before she makes her 47 album.
Accidente - PulsoRegular price £7.50
Pulso is the 3rd full length from Madrid punks, Accidente. Great melodic punk rock, finished in a real nice gatefold sleeve, this LP really is something else.
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