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1 (NEW) TOY – JOIN THE DOTS – HEAVENLY

Toy follow their excellent debut LP with another collection of substance bearing mind altering numbers, also produced by Dan Carey.

TOY – Join The Dots

2 (7) PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – NIGHT MAIL – TEST CARD

An uplifting piece of evocative music with sampled rhythmic lyrics from the eponymous 1936 film, resulting in an unforgettable tune wrapped in feel good nostalgia. Baltic Fleet deliver an electro influenced remix.

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – NIGHT MAIL

3 (2) BLACK HEARTED BROTHER – STARS ARE OUR HOME – SONIC CATHEDRAL

The debut LP from all-star trio Neil Halstead, Mark Van Hoen and Nick Holton, is a powerful journey battling the elements across bleak landscapes, from tense inner cities to gusting coastal villages.

Black Hearted Brother – "(I Don't Mean To) Wonder"

 

4 (5) HARLEIGHBLU – FORGET ME NOT – TRU THOUGHTS

Fantastic debut LP of modern soul with hip hop grooves. This Nottingham based singer has got a truly outstanding voice. The girl has got it going on.

Harleighblu – Enough Now

 

5 (4) CHAPEL CLUB – WORDY – IGNITION

Cute and infectious pop that’s got a certain 60’s West Coast feel, it would work well set to a Charlie Brown & Peanuts cartoon. Comes with a Psychemagik house number.

 

6 (8) RITUEL – DEUX REMIXED – MICRONAUTICS

We kick off with Manchester’s Shadow Dancer, who deliver an acid fuelled Nitedub of Club Zanzibar. Parisian Donovans serves up a jacking bass heavy rework of Nirvana Dance, and last but not least Russia’s Koett gets deep and techy with Club Zanzibar.

7 (1) TEMPLES – KEEP IN THE DARK – HEAVENLY

Woozy slurring and blurring psychedelics with pop hit sensibilities set on a Saturday Night At The Movies rhythm. What’s not to like.

Temples – Keep In The Dark

8 (NEW) TELEGRAM – FOLLOW / UNDER THE NIGHT TIME – GRAMGRAM

New gang in town with their rumbling fuzzy debut single, that’s a bit Magazine meets Status Quo meets Mott The Hoople, produced by Dan Carey and causing quite a stir. http://youtu.be/6rK0ODu_GuY

9 (NEW) VALERIE JUNE – PUSHIN’ AGAINST A STONE – SUNDAY BEST

After an incredible year, the title track to her superb debut LP gets a well deserved single release. Gritty and sexy soul at its best. http://youtu.be/ApMbubTINnU

10 (12) ROTIFER – THE CAVALRY NEVER SHOWED UP – GARE DU NORD

Robert Rotifer along with fellow band mates Ian Button (Thrashing Doves / Death In Vegas) and Mike Stone (Television Personalities), have come up with a great LP that has got wit, sarcasm, humour and a dark old London town underbelly. It stands out from the herd, but it also brings to mind 1960’s David Bowie, Scott Walker, Jarvis Cocker and Edwyn Collins. This LP is well worth your attention. http://youtu.be/1MbN8WgtMSU

11 (14) JOHNNY ILL BAND – I CAN’T SEE – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB

A nice slab of retro psychedelia that has got an early Pink Floyd feel and a Pictures Of Matchstick Men guitar riff. Used To Be Confused on the flip has got a 70’s Mott vibe. http://youtu.be/YH5NhBIt1fg

12 (11) MAPS – YOU WILL FIND A WAY REMIXES – MUTE

Maps themselves deliver a soft and subtle pulsing overhaul, and Mercia keeps the gently spaced vibe but adds just little more in the disco rhythms department. http://youtu.be/1oizoH9kVMU

13 (13) PET – TALK TO YOU – NEUN VOLT

Berlin outfit with a funky rhythmic slab of happening indie pop. Comes with an electro disco inspired remix from Sao Paulo’s Kina. http://youtu.be/GeVUSnPFngc

14 (NEW) BLEACHED – DREAMING WITHOUT YOU – DEAD OCEANS

The Los Angeles based sisters deliver another dose of The Ronettes meet The Ramones almost perfect pop. http://youtu.be/YjGEmeb9YlA

15 (NEW) CUT COPY – FREE YOUR MIND – MODULAR

Baggy Balearic indie rave gets dragged into the 21st Century. Fort Romeau boosts it with a nice dose of 1990 ecstasy. http://youtu.be/xPRJVKtrCCk

16 (NEW) MIXHELL – THE EDGE REMIXES – SUNDAY BEST

Richard Norris dons his Time And Space Machine persona and sends it on an intergalactic cosmic disco trip. http://youtu.be/an2mdSUYnSs

17 (NEW) MIKE DOUGHTY – TRUE DREAMS OF WICHITA – SNACK BAR / HORNBLOW

One of the stand out tracks from his forthcoming LP of re-imagined songs by his former band Soul Coughing. http://youtu.be/W4ithDd9Ads

18 (20) MOVEMENT – US – MODULAR

Slo-mo 4/4 beats and gentle synths compliment this velvety slice of delicate blue eyed soulful pop.

19 (15) THOSE DARLINS – BLUR THE LINE – OH WOW DANG

This Nashville trio have matured into a quartet, with an album of slightly fuzzy honest songs that have a familiar feel but are refreshingly new. http://youtu.be/DieAhV50uAA http://youtu.be/KHR1PcfVGSc

20 (16) HARAKET – ILK – MELODICA

Peckham, South London 5 piece, with a beautiful atmospheric EP that oozes charm and sophistication, but at times is also quite unnerving, as it slinks it’s way around those dark and dusky city streets. http://youtu.be/KKtJvyZGps4

It’s been a pleasure. Thankyou & Goodnight. Dean x