Temples enjoy a woozy time at the top
1 (NEW) 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.
2 (12) 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.
3 (6) SHIT ROBOT – WE GOT A LOVE FT. REGGIE WATTS – DFA
Big 90’s piano scream up with loads of familiar house elements and classic Chicago style vocals that are done a bit cabaret on purpose. Watch this rip the place apart.
4 (NEW) CHAPEL CLUB – WORDY – IGNITION
Cute and infectious pop that’s got a certain 60’s West Coast feel about it, it would work well set to a Charlie Brown & Peanuts cartoon. Comes with a Psychemagik house number. https://soundcloud.com/chapelclub/05-wordy
5 (8) 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 and she sings it like she means it. The girl has got it going on.
6 (NEW) BO SARIS – THE ADDICT – DERAM / DECCA
A top notch slice of modern European soul that will give any of his U.S. counterparts a run for their money. This dude’s voice is a bit special. http://youtu.be/Br2EIkwbtmY
7 (NEW) 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. http://youtu.be/WFJPYi3JXw4
8 (NEW) 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. https://soundcloud.com/rituel/sets/rituel-deux-remixed
9 (NEW) THE ORB – HISTORY OF THE FUTURE – ISLAND / UNIVERSAL
37 Tracks spread over 4 discs, celebrating 25 years of Alex Patersons’s cosmic and innovative out to lunch experiences. including some mighty fine remixes & rarities, Long may he party on. http://youtu.be/u7cn-MDM5jc
10 (17) SAMUEL – FALLING STAR EP – TECHNICOLOUR
11 (NEW) 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
12 (15) 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
13 (NEW) 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) 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
15 (NEW) 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
16 (NEW) 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
17 (NEW) SAM THOMAS – INTERNAL ETHER – JUST MUSIC
A soaring piece that bridges the gap between prog rock and classical, conjuring up an array of cine film images. Opdot deliver a complex rhythmic mix which gives it a futuristic feel.
18 (NEW) GARY NUMAN – SPLINTER (SONGS FROM A BROKEN MIND) – MORTAL
A dark, powerful and anthemic LP with an on form twisted Numan painting a bleak future, and it features guitarist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses). The synthesized equivalent of lock up your daughters stadium rock. http://youtu.be/46kXvXV42Qk
19 (NEW) GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB – FOURTYFOUR – RANKING
Debut LP from blue eyed UK reggae outfit that have won over loads of fans at the festivals, as they throw dance influences into the mix. http://youtu.be/FbroJCaqd18
20 (NEW) MOVEMENT – US – CLUB MOD / MODULAR
Slo-mo 4/4 beats and gentle synths compliment this velvety slice of modern blue eyed soulful pop. http://youtu.be/jpIz5sAu0B8
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