SHAME – Drunk Tank Pink – LP – Opaque Pink Vinyl €23.99 / Galaxy Pink €23.99 / CD €12.99 – There are moments on Drunk Tank Pink where you almost have to reach for the sleeve to check this is the same band who made 2018’s Songs Of Praise. Such is the jump Shame have made from the riotous post-punk of their debut to the sprawling adventurism and twitching anxieties laid out here. The South Londoner’s blood and guts spirit, that wink and grin of devious charm, is still present, it’s just that it’s grown into something bigger, something deeper, more ambitious and unflinchingly honest.
SLEAFORD MODS – Spare Ribs – LP – Transparent Green Vinyl €19.99 / Black Vinyl €19.99 /CD €12.99 – Poised to blow the cobwebs off life and unleash some much-needed wit and charm upon us, Sleaford Mods are back with their astonishing 6th studio album, entitled Spare Ribs.
INDIE / ALTERNATIVE
BUCK MEEK – Two Saviors – LP – Clear Smoke / Translucent Vinyl €24.99 – Big Thief’s Buck Meek releases his new solo album, Two Saviors, on Keeled Scales. While his last album, 2018’s Buck Meek, is a yarn of blue-collar fairy tales and character driven narratives, Two Saviors emerges as a cathartic, naked confession of heartbreak, resiliency, and enchantment.
KURT VILE – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] – 12″ EP – Vinyl €12.99 – Kurt Vile’s Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep) was recorded and mixed in sporadic sessions that spanned four years at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville, TN. It includes five songs —covers of John Prine and Cowboy Jack Clement as well as two originals —and was recorded alongside a cast of local heavies like Bobby Wood, Dave Roe, and Kenny Malone with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf) tossed into the mix as well.
DALE CROVER – Rat-A-Tat-Tat! – LP – Purple Vinyl €25.99 – Melvins, Redd Kross, Nirvana, Ty Segall. Rat-a-Tat-Tat! Is that the sound of the reaper knocking on your door to collect your soul or Dale Crover (drummer/bassist for the Melvins) hammering out another distinctive drum fill?
PAVEMENT – Wowee Zowee – 2LP – Vinyl €23.99 – Reissue of their 1995 chaotic and eclectic album that sounded nothing like its predecessor. With influences from the Groundhogs to the Frogs, Captain Beefheart to the more obscure mid- ’80s central California hardcore bands featured on Maximum Rock’n’Roll comp ‘Not So Quiet On The Western Front’, Wowee Zowee confused critics and alienated fans.
POM POKO – Cheater – LP – Limited Clear Vinyl €27.99 – Pom Poko pimp their CV on all fronts with their glorious second album, Cheater via Bella Union Between the quartet’s sweet melodies, galvanic punky ructions and wild-at-art-rock eruptions, Cheater is the sound of a band celebrating the binding extremes that make them so uniquely qualified to thrill.
SLOWDIVE – Outside Your Room – EP – 180g Red & Gold Swirled Vinyl €21.99 – M.O.V. Reissue. Outside Your Room is the fourth EP by Slowdive, released in 1993, two weeks prior to the release of their successful album Souvlaki.
JOHN FRUSCIANTE – The Empyrean (10th Anniversary Reissue) – 2LP – Vinyl €28.99 – Repress. His 11th solo album. A concept record that tells a single story both musically and lyrically. features Flea, Sonus Quartet, Johnny Marr and the New Dimension Singers.
ROCK & POP
ASHNIKKO – Demidevil – LP – Blue Vinyl €15.99 – pop rapper Ashnikko‘s first ever mixtape. The mixtape features her UK hit single Daisy as well as tracks with fellow female pop provocateurs such as Grimes, Princess Nokia and Kelis.
BILLIE JOE + NORA – Foreverly – LP – Orange Ice Cream Colour Vinyl €21.99 – Foreverly is the 2013 collaboration between Green Day front man, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Grammy-winning Pop songstress, Norah Jones. The collection is inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted, recorded and released by the Everly Brothers in 1958.
JOHN FOGERTY – Fogerty’s Factory – LP – Vinyl €20.99 – The 12-track Fogerty’s Factory album features versions of four Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, six selections from John’s solo career and two cover tunes, all performed live by John and three of his children — sons Shane and Tyler, and daughter Kelsy.
KT TUNSTALL – Drastic Fantastic (Ultimate Edition) – 3LP – Clear/Red/Orange Vinyl €36.99 – An expanded edition of KT’s second studio album Drastic Fantastic. Bonus content includes acoustic versions, live tracks, remixes and b-sides such as Journey. The bonus 10″ (included on the CD as well) consists of 4 brand new, unreleased remixes of the album’s singles Hold On, Saving My Face, If Only and Little Favours.
ALANIS MORISSETTE – Havoc And Bright Lights – 2LP – 180g Turquoise Vinyl €28.99 – M.O.V reissue. Eighth studio album now available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on turquoise vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet with pictures and lyrics.
DON CABELLERO – What Burns – LP – Vinyl €22.99 – Reissue. What Burns Never Returns is the third album by Don Caballero, a Pittsburgh-based math rock band.
CHAI – No More Cake/Ready Cheeky Pretty – 7″ – Vinyl €11.99 – No More Cake is a true gem – a sarcastic poke about wearing make-up that should have been released by Grand Royal in the 90’s The flipside Ready Cheeky Pretty is a super cute groove attack built on crunchy percussion and 80’s synths.
PETER TOSH – Mama Africa – LP – 180g Translucent Green Vinyl €21.99 – M.O.V Limited reissue. Peter Tosh‘s most accessible’ solo album, Mama Africa, would also be his best seller outside Jamaica, the only one his albums to break into the U.K. Top 50 and even push into the bottom reaches of the U.S. charts. Tosh concentrated on the music, self-producing an album that sounds fantastic from start to finish.
THE MELODIANS – Rivers Of Babylon – LP – 180g Vinyl €23.99 – M.O.V reissue. This set demonstrates why the trio are today widely regarded as one of the finest vocal acts in the history of Jamaican music.
TAU CROSS – Messengers of Deception – LP – Vinyl €22.99 – Completely re-recorded third album, textured gatefold sleeve. Tau Cross’ musical style is primarily described as crust punk, punk rock and heavy metal, with many critics referring to it as a continuation of the style of Miller’s previous band Amebix.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA – No World For Tomorrow – 2LP – 180g Vinyl €28.99 – M.O.V reissue. Critically acclaimed fourth studio album, originally released in 2007.
ELECTRONIC / DANCE
JANSEN / BARBIERI/ KARN – Playing In A Room With People – 2LP – 180g Silver Vinyl €29.99 – Repress. A live album originally released in 2001 on Jansen, Barbieri and Karn’s own Medium Productions label. Recorded live in Toyko and London JBK perform a retrospective selection of material spanning three decades of album releases from Mick Karn, Jansen / Barbieri, Rain Tree Crow and Japan.
FLAVA D – Berlin EP – 12″ – Vinyl €9.99 – he first drop of some of Flava D’s old school instrumental Grime tracks. Limited to 500 White Label Vinyl
BUZZCOCKS – Complete UA Singles 1977-1980- 12X7″ – Vinyl Boxset €153.99 – Between November 1977 and December 1980 Buzzcocks ruled, the alternative punk pop world in the UK, releasing a run of thrilling singles which 40 years later transcend time or categorisation. All twelve of those revolutionary 45s are collected here remastered from the original tapes in the original Malcolm Garrett designed sleeves. The box also contains a 36-page booklet written by acclaimed author and punk chronicler Clinton Heylin.