Records of the Month

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Gruff Rhys - Seeking New Gods

Released 21st May 2021. Gruff Rhys is releasing his new album “Seeking New Gods” through Rough Tr...

Released 21st May 2021. Gruff Rhys is releasing his new album “Seeking New Gods” through Rough Trade Records on 21 st  May. This will be Gruff’s seventh solo album. “Seeking New Gods” was recorded following a US tour with his band and mixed in LA with superstar producer Mario C (Beastie Boys).  The album concept was originally driven to be the biography of a mountain, Mount Paektu (an East Asian active volcano). However, as Gruff’s writing began to reflect on the inhuman timescale of a peak’s...

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Squid - Bright Green Field

Released 7th May. Squid are thrilled to announce their debut album , Bright Green Field, already ...

Released 7th May. Squid are thrilled to announce their debut album , Bright Green Field, already one of 2021’s most highly anticipated albums. Bright Green Field, produced by Dan Carey, will be released 7th May via Warp Records. It's an album of towering scope and ambition, it is deeply considered, paced and intricately constructed. With all band members playing such a vital and equal role, this album is very much the product of five heads operating as one. Some bands might be tempted to incl...

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Julia Stone - Sixty Summers

Released 30th April 2021. SK Says: 'Doveman and St. Vincent prove perfect foils on a danceable in...

Released 30th April 2021. SK Says: 'Doveman and St. Vincent prove perfect foils on a danceable indie pop record recalling the pulsating disco of Goldfrapp and the jerky rhythms of Annie Clark's former sparring partner David Byrne. After covering 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' on 2012's By The Horns, Stone once again turns to The National for inspiration as Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner make an appearance.' Recorded sporadically over five years from 2015 to 2019, Sixty Summers was shaped profoundly by St...

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Field Music - Flat White Moon

Released 23rd April. "We want to make people feel good about things that we feel terrible about."...

Released 23rd April. "We want to make people feel good about things that we feel terrible about." says David Brewis, who has co-led the band Field Music with his brother Peter since 2004. It's a statement which seems particularly fitting to their latest album, Flat White Moon released on 23 April via Memphis Industries. Sporadic sessions for the album began in late 2019 at the pair's studio in Sunderland, slotted between rehearsals and touring. The initial recordings pushed a looser performan...

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Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London S...

Released 26th March 2021. SK says: "A sublime meeting of minds between renowned electronic produc...

Released 26th March 2021. SK says: "A sublime meeting of minds between renowned electronic producer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points and perhaps the greatest living tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders." Sam Shepherd (Floating Points): Pharoah... Pharoah Sanders: Huh...? Sam: Were you asleep? I'm sorry... Pharoah: No no... I was listening... and dreaming... and listening to music in my head... Sam: Oh wow... sorry. Pharoah: Many times, people think I might be asleep... but in fact, I am just lis...

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Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg

Released 2nd April 2021. SK says: "University lecturer Florence Shaw's offhand delivery is underp...

Released 2nd April 2021. SK says: "University lecturer Florence Shaw's offhand delivery is underpinned by taut post-punk instrumentals, redolent of the work of Glasgow greats Life Without Buildings." Dry Cleaning will release their debut studio album New Long Leg on 2 April, on 4AD. The 10-track long-player, which includes ‘Strong Feelings’ and last year’s single ‘Scratchcard Lanyard’, was recorded over two weeks last summer at Rockfield Studios in rural Wales with producer John Parish (PJ Ha...

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Jane Weaver - Flock

Released 5th March. ‘Flock’ is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make, the most genuin...

Released 5th March. ‘Flock’ is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make, the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious Day-Glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation.   The album features an untested new fusion of seemingly unrelated compounds fused into an eco-friendly hum; pop music for post-new-normal times. Created from elements that should never date, its pop musi...

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William Doyle - Great Spans of Muddy Time

Released 19th March 2021. It’s nearly a decade since William Doyle handed a CD-R demo to the Quie...

Released 19th March 2021. It’s nearly a decade since William Doyle handed a CD-R demo to the Quietus co-founder John Doran at a gig, who loved it so much he set up a label to release Doyle’s debut EP (as East India Youth). Doyle’s debut album, Total Strife Forever, followed in 2014, as did a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize. A year later, he was signed to XL, touring the world and about to release his second album – all by the age of 25.   After self-releasing four ambient and instrumen...

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Ryley Walker - Course In Fable

Released 11th June 2021. SK says: 'If the thunderous opening chords of Ryley Walker's 'Course in...

Released 11th June 2021. SK says: 'If the thunderous opening chords of Ryley Walker's 'Course in Fable' suggest he's made good on his long-threatened epic prog tribute to Genesis, what follows rather more bears the mark of the guitarist's other great love: Chicago's incestuous and influential post rock scene. Indeed Tortoise's John McEntire is in the producer's chair on an album which blends their jazzy minimalist patterns, the elliptical delivery of Gastr del Sol and the kind of gonzo humou...

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