1 (6) DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS – GIRL WALKED OUT OF TOWN –
Another fine slice of dusk til dawn Americana. Lifted from their excellent LP Be Ready.
2 (4) THE TRAVELLING BAND – SUNDIAL XXMI – COOKING VINYL
Now a festival anthem and set for a well deserved re-release. Inspiring.
3 (9) DJANGO DJANGO – WAVEFORMS – BECAUSE
Modern groovy psychedelia that brings The Stone Roses, The Beta Band and Low era David Bowie to mind.
4 (10) 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.
5 (13) 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”.
6 (25) 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 (18) 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!
8 (16) SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – ALWAYS – EXCEPTIONAL BLUE
Soulful, exhilarating, genre defying and in a class of its own. Laxx skanks it up nice.
9 (7) THE JAPANESE POPSTARS – TAKE FOREVER – VIRGIN
The lipstick king Robert Smith soars over pulsing gothic disco. Attaque comes up trumps on the remix front, delivering wall climbing take no prisoners techno.
10 (NEW) 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.
11 (NEW) WE WERE PROMISSED 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.
12 (14) CLOCK OPERA – LESSON No.7 – MOSHI MOSHI / ISLAND
Coming on like a 50’s teen idol before going for the sky is the limit with driving drums, fast guitars and ascending keys.
13 (24) 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.
14 (27) 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.
15 (26) K-X-P – EASY – MELODIC
Glam rock, Balearic beat, post punk, kraut rock and The Banana Splits all get a look in.
16 (NEW) 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.
17 (NEW) 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.
18 (17) TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS – GARDEN REMIXES –
Luisa from Lulu & The Lampshades shares the vocals and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard leads the remix onslaught. Soul Clap and Hackman do the do.
19 (NEW) 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.
20 (NEW) CONNAN MOCKASIN – FAKING JAZZ TOGETHER – BECAUSE / PHANTASY
Tom Furse of The Horrors fame takes this to another level, cooking up percussive rhythms, a dubby bassline and far out electronics. A bit like an early Andrew Weatherall production.
21 (23) TEEN DAZE – A SILENT PLANET – LEFSE
Six tracks of floaty blissed out loveliness to immerse yourself in.
22 (28) BRIOSKI – RADIOACTIVITY – NANG
21st Century Italo disco. The Emperor Machine Stretched Version takes it into orbit.
23 (NEW) 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.
24 (30) 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.
25 (NEW) HEADMAN – BE LOVED – RELISH
Daniel Avery ventures into the dark side of old school Chicago with his Divided Love Remix.