1 (4) RICHARD WARREN – THE LONESOME SINGER…- TV
Dark country blues with a 50’s twilight twang. Comes backed with the beautiful “Wasteland”, sort of Richard Hawley meets Timber Timbre.
2 (2) THE TRAVELLING BAND – SUNDIAL XXMI – COOKING VINYL
Now a festival anthem and set for a well deserved re-release. Inspiring.
3 (3) DJANGO DJANGO – WAVEFORMS – BECAUSE
Modern groovy psychedelia that brings The Stone Roses, The Beta Band and Low era David Bowie to mind.
4 (5) AMBASSADEURS – COME A LITTLE CLOSER EP – JALAPENO
A sunny afternoon in Toon Town, followed by soulful trip hop and rounded off with an off kilter version of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Perculiar”.
5 (7) THE FIELD – LOOPING STATE OF MIND – KOMPAKT
Modern atmospheric electronics swirl around old school Balearic rhythms building into various states of euphoria. Get right on one matey!
6 (6) LE VOLUME COURBE – THEODAURUS REX EP – PICKPOCKET
Charlotte Marionneau’s sedutive yet innocent vocals totally compliment the beautiful and fragile Kevin Shield’s song I Love The Living You.
7 (NEW) LOCH LOMOND – LITTLE ME WILL START A STORM – CHEMICAL UNDERGROUND
6 Piece from Portland, Oregon with a beautiful debut LP of magical understated songs that will lift your spirits and float your boat.
8 (11) WE WERE PRO
MISSED JETPACKS – IN THE PIT OF THE STOMACH – FAT CAT
Their second LP sees them brimming with confidence as they take it up a few notches. Energy fuelled anthems & wigouts are the order of the day.
9 (10) KURT VILE – SO OUTTA REACH EP – MATADOR
Five outstanding brand new songs from the “Smoke Ring For My Halo” sessions, plus a take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Downbound Train”. What more could you ask for.
10 (8) SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – ALWAYS – EXCEPTIONAL BLUE
Soulful, exhilarating, genre defying and in a class of its own. Laxx skanks it up nice.
11 (NEW) DJ CAM – SEVEN – INFLAMABLE
A sophisticated cinematic and dreamy LP, complete with tender songs and gorgeous instrumentals that send you drifting to far away places.
12 (14) THE LOVELY EGGS – PANIC PLANTS – CHERRYADE
A psychedelic sing a long about OCD in the village hall after a hard days graft on the allotment.
13 (NEW) DOG IS DEAD – HANDS DOWN – YOUR CHILDHOOD / ATLANTIC
Feel good anthemic pop from Nottingham. Choruses don’t get much bigger than this, the stuff of future festival headliners.
14 (17) THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB – THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB – ACID JAZZ
Debut LP of swinging 60’s influenced pop, complete with well thought out harmonies and all those very important details & licks that make this a worthy nostalgic trip.
15 (16) CHRIS COCO – HOLIDAY – MELODICA
Like watching old Super 8 films to a dreamy soundtrack featuring Samantha Whates creating a fantastic 60’s sophisticated European vibe. Lovely.
16 (15) K-X-P – EASY – MELODIC
Glam rock, Balearic beat, post punk, kraut rock and The Banana Splits all get a look in.
17 (25) HEADMAN – BE LOVED – RELISH
Old skool electro with a pop vocal from Rosie Blair. Daniel Avery ventures into the dark side of classic Chicago acid house with his Divided Love Remix.
18 (19) JASMINE KARA – BLUES AIN’T NOTHING BUT A GOOD WOMAN GONE BAD – ACID JAZZ
A soulful pop star in the making and on the rise with the Chess Records seal of approval.
19 (20) CONNAN MOCKASIN – FAKING JAZZ TOGETHER – BECAUSE / PHANTASY
Tom Furse of The Horrors fame takes this to another level, cooking up percussive rhythms, a dub bassline, far out electronics and ghostly vocals. A bit like an early Andrew Weatherall mix.
20 (NEW) FRIENDS – I’M HIS GIRL – LUCKY NUMBER
Hot out of Brooklyn, 21st century post punk club funk with soulful pop harmonies. ESG, Tom Tom Club and The Shangri La’s having a sassy night out.
21 (23) RADICAL MAJIK – MENTAL HEALTH – THE BOARDROOM PRESENTS
The Boardroom Collective have set up their own label and the debut release is 3 cuts of deep house, off kilter techno and mutant disco with all manner of influences & subtleties. Nice.
22 (13) THE GOLDEN FILTER – SYNDROMES – PERFECTLY ISOLATED
The New York duo have made a short film and accompanying soundtrack about a girl with mysterious talents. Deliciously spooky.
23 (NEW) SIMONE FEDI – BITTER DEVOTION – ESKIMO
Balearic flavoured disco pop Ft. Lola Rent (sounds a lot like Robyn) on sun kissed vocals. Ewan Pearson cooks up a simmering groover and Welcome Stranger concocts a Coco Loco punch.
24 (21) TEEN DAZE – A SILENT PLANET – LEFSE
Six tracks of floaty blissed out loveliness to immerse yourself in.
25 (NEW) TYSON – WHEN YOU’RE GONE – BACK YARD
Modern disco house scream up in a Sylvester meets Robert Owens style. Joe Goddard, Legowelt and Solo deliver a top set of mixes.
26 (24) MUSTANG – SHOOTING LOVE – DIFFERENT
Contemporary synth pop with 80’s big hair, fake tan & shoulder pads. Black Strobe and Jeremy Glen take it to the disco.
27 (NEW) POCKET FT. STEVE KILBY – HERE IN NOISEVILLE – TIRK
Richard Jankovich makes his debut on Tirk with a slightly melancholic synth pop number. Alien Skin and Peter Flowers take it on a wide eyed tour of the cosmos.
28 (NEW) BONNIE PRINCE BILLY – QUAIL & DUMPLINGS – DOMINO
A gently strummed down on your luck and full of hope dusty country tail.
29 (NEW) MATT STAR & CANDY CSONKA – SOFTLY – ROOTS & WINGS
James Teej delivers a quality vocal and The Hector Remix comes over like a 1950’s teen idol lost in a techno world. Nice.
30 (NEW) FOTO & CHICKEN LIPS FT. THE BOLTON TADCASTER – LOVE WILL BREAK HER – NANG
A Bowie-esque vocal works its way around chugging machine funk. Chicken Lips give it a good dose of acid house with their Warehouse Mixes.