VILLAGERS – The Art Of Pretending To Swim – LP €28.99, CD €12.99 (Domino)
Always restless and inventive while remaining true to the power and glory of songwriting and melody, Conor O’Brien has made another great leap forward with Villagers’ fourth studio album, ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’, released on Domino Records. The album was written, produced, mixed and primarily performed by Conor in his Dublin studio. His previous studio album ‘Darling Arithmatic’ won a prestigious Ivor Novello Award. He has also contributed to latest album by Paul Weller.
Deluxe LP is housed in a gatefold sleeve and comes with a bonus coloured vinyl 10″ featuring 2 exclusive tracks.
PRINCE – Piano & A Microphone – LP €20.99, CD €14.99 (Warners)
This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016. The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano captured in 1983. The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince’s creative process as he worked through songs which include ’17 Days’ and ‘Purple Rain’ (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case Of You’, ‘Strange Relationship’ (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O’ The Times album), and ‘International Lover’.
SUEDE – The Blue Hour – LP €27.99, CD €12.99 (Warners)
After the critical and commercial success of the top 10 album – ‘Night Thoughts’ (2016) Suede are set to release their stunning new album ‘The Blue Hour’ on the 21 st September 2018.
The Blue Hour was produced by Alan Moulder and Suede; it shares the same line-up as 1996’s ‘Coming Up’ – vocals by Brett Anderson, guitars by Richard Oakes, bass by Mat Osman, drums by Simon Gilbert, synthesizers and piano by Neil Codling.
Limited edtion couloured vinyl.
BEAK > – >>> – LP €20.99, CD €12.99 (Invada) – New album from the Bristol experimentalists featuring Geoff Barrow of Portishead.
JOHANN JOHNANNSSON – Mandy O.S.T. – LP €28.99 (Invada) – Coloured vinyl
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – If Love Is The Law – 12″ €9.99 (Sour Mash) – Limited coloured vinyl.
JAMES HOLDEN & MAALEM HOUSSAM GUINIA – Three Live Takes – 12″ €11.99 (Border Community) – Modular synthesiser meets Moroccan Gnawa music.
BROCKER WAY – Wild Wild Country – Original Soundtrack – LP €23.99 (Western Vinyl) – Music from the acclaimed Netflix TV series.
PROPERA COSMIC – Les Enclaves – LP €23.99 (Finders Keepers) – Much sought after French psychedelia reissue originally released in 1969.
CHRISTINE and THE QUEENS – Chris – 2 x LP €26.99 (Because) – Limited coloured vinyl includes poster and CD.
SUMAC – Love In Shadow – LP €30.99 (Thrill Jockey) – Featuring members of Russian Circles, Isis and Baptists. Limited edtion coloured vinyl.
THERAPY? – Cleave – LP €17.99 (Marshall Records) – Brand new LP from the Northern Irish rock group.
BRUCE HAACK – Preservation Tapes – LP €24.99 (Telephone Explosion) – 10 newly unearthed tracks from the Canadian experimental electronic musician.
ERRA – Neon – LP €20.99 (Sumerian Records) – Progressive metalcore from Alabama.
WHITEHOUSE – Thank Your Lucky Stars – 2 x LP €23.99 (Dirter) – Limited coloured vinyl reissue of the 80s power electronics outfit.
LENNY KRAVITZ – Are You Gonna Go My Way – 2 x LP €29.99 (Virgin)
LENNY KRAVITZ – Circus – 2 x LP €29.99 (Virgin)
LENNY KRAVITZ – Mama Said – 2 x LP €29.99 (Virgin)
Double vinyl reissues in gatefold sleeves.