Records of the Month

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Voka Gentle - WRITHING!

Released 26th November 2021. Brand new album from friends of the shop, the mighty Voka Gentle. We...

Released 26th November 2021. Brand new album from friends of the shop, the mighty Voka Gentle. We're delighted to announce that they'll be playing an instore for us on Friday 3rd December. If you'd like to come along, just pop a message to that effect in with your order. Operating on a plane between avant-garde indie, bubbling electronica and cosmic psychedelia, London group Voka Gentle have an addictive, amorphous sound. A three limbed beast made up of twins Ellie and Imogen Mason, and Willi...

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W. H. Lung - Vanities

Released 12th November 2021. “We were raring to go,” says W. H. Lung’s Tom Sharkett of the band’s...

Released 12th November 2021. “We were raring to go,” says W. H. Lung’s Tom Sharkett of the band’s desire to keep the momentum going after the huge success of their debut album. 2019’s Incidental Music - a vivacious concoction of krautrock, synth pop and infectious grooves - topped end of year lists, with the likes of Piccadilly Records, Resident and ourselves here at SK all naming it album of the year. However, it quickly became apparent that a repeat performance was of no interest to the ban...

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Snail Mail - Valentine

Released 5th November 2021. On her 2018 debut album Lush, seventeen-year-old Lindsey Jordan sang ...

Released 5th November 2021. On her 2018 debut album Lush, seventeen-year-old Lindsey Jordan sang “I’min full control / I’m not lost / Even when it’s love / Even when it’s not”. Her naturalability to be many things at once resonated with a lot of people. The contradiction ofconfidence and vulnerability, power and delicacy, had the impact of a wrecking ballwhen put to tape. It was an impressive and unequivocal career-making moment forJordan.  On Valentine, her sophomore album out November 5th o...

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Joan As Police Woman & Tony Allen & Dave Okumu ...

Released 5th November 2021. ‘The Solution Is Restless’ was written and recorded by Joan As Police...

Released 5th November 2021. ‘The Solution Is Restless’ was written and recorded by Joan As Police Woman with Dave Okumu of The Invisible and legendary drummer Tony Allen shortly before he sadly passed away. Of the album Joan Wasser says : Damon Albarn introduced me to Afrobeat legend, Tony Allen, at the March 2019 Africa Express event “The Circus” and we hit it off. Tony and I played a version of Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" and decided to record together. I aske...

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The War On Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore

Released 29th October 2021.  SK says: "If their breakthrough 'Lost In The Dream' was a driving h...

Released 29th October 2021.  SK says: "If their breakthrough 'Lost In The Dream' was a driving heartland rock epic powered by Motorik rhythms and its follow-up 'A Deeper Understanding' a complex, ruminative beast, produced in the kind of hermetic studio conditions favoured variously by My Bloody Valentine and Steely Dan, then last year's tour-documenting 'Live Drugs' hinted at an earthier, more languid direction, in between stretched out versions of their hits. It's this territory which 'I D...

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My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket

Release 22nd October 2021. CD due 29th October. The band’s first new music since 2015’s GRAMMY® ...

Release 22nd October 2021. CD due 29th October. The band’s first new music since 2015’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated THE WATERFALL, MY MORNING JACKET reaffirms the rarefied magic that’s made My Morning Jacket so beloved, embedding every groove with moments of discovery, revelation, and ecstatic catharsis. Produced and engineered by James over two multi-week sessions at Los Angeles, CA’s 64 Sound, the album came to life after what looked like a permanent hiatus for the band. But after performing f...

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BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory

Released 8th October 2021. Memory Catalogue issues 1-3 to give away with purchases of the album....

Released 8th October 2021. Memory Catalogue issues 1-3 to give away with purchases of the album. SK says: 'A first album from BBNG without founder member Matthew Tavares finds them moving away from the instrumental hip-hop sound of their earlier work to a European-flavoured jazz, blending ECM saxes and Portico Quartet textures. Closing track 'Talk Meaning' is a spiritual jazz epic propelled by string charts from the great Arthur Verocai.' BADBADNOTGOOD return with their highly anticipated ne...

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Low - HEY WHAT

Released 10th September 2021. Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast ...

Released 10th September 2021. Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT. These ten pieces—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life ra...

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Matthew E. White - K Bay

Released 10th September 2021. The LP was produced by White and recorded between his beloved Kensi...

Released 10th September 2021. The LP was produced by White and recorded between his beloved Kensington Avenue home studio (and album namesake) K Bay, Richmond’s Montrose Recording and his own local institution, Spacebomb Studio. K Bay finds the singer/songwriter, bandleader, and musical polymath expanding every facet of his creative process and harnessing the full power of his community, culminating in the best record of his career. "For me, one of the most exciting production techniques from...

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The Limiñanas/Laurent Garnier - De Pelicula

Released 10th September 2021. The garage psych duo and French techno legend team up for the sound...

Released 10th September 2021. The garage psych duo and French techno legend team up for the soundtrack to an imaged Spanish road movie.

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Big Red Machine - How Long Do You Think It's Go...

Released 27th August 2021. SK says: 'An accomplished and varied sophomore effort from the collabo...

Released 27th August 2021. SK says: 'An accomplished and varied sophomore effort from the collaborative project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, combining the former's deconstructionist approach with the latter's plaintive melodic sensibility. Both men had a big hand in the production of Taylor Swift's acclaimed 'folklore' and 'evermore' albums and the pop superstar returns the favour here, appearing on two tracks alongside an impressive roster of guests which inc...

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Steve Gunn - Other You

Expected Release 27th August 2021. Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Steve Gunn returns this sum...

Expected Release 27th August 2021. Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Steve Gunn returns this summer with his stunning new album Other You. Recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Rob Schnapf, Gunn sought to create an album that would push his melodic and  compositional sensibilities to thrilling new heights. The resulting tracks find Gunn pushing his cosmic Americana to exciting new dimensions encompassing elements of prog, jazz, and contemporary classical mus...

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