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Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home

Released 20th May 2022. Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during...

Released 20th May 2022. Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical moments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese’s film’ The Last Waltz,’ performing “The Weight” with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm. Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm’s renowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert—available now for the first time on the...

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Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity

Released 25th March 2022. Even in trying times, “there is no love without electricity.” Electrici...

Released 25th March 2022. Even in trying times, “there is no love without electricity.” Electricity is the fourth and most progressive album from Ibibio Sound Machine, and like all good Afrofuturist stories, it begins with an existential crisis. “It’s darker than anything we’ve done previously,” says Eno Williams, the group’s singer. “That’s because it grew out of the turbulence of the past year. It inhabits an edgier world.” Electricity was produced by the Grammy Award and Mercury Prize nomi...

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STR4TA - Aspects

Released 26th March 2021. Gilles Peterson has partnered with Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick to reinvig...

Released 26th March 2021. Gilles Peterson has partnered with Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick to reinvigorate the loose, protean energy of the early-80s Brit-funk scene. STR4TA sees them mine new musical possibilities out of that shared formative era. On “Aspects”, they revisit that important period and the spirit that guided it: self-taught, DIY vitality, and a raucous energy built on live performance. Bringing a fresh slant to a sound first developed by groups like Atmosfear, Hi-Tension, Light of ...

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The Superhighway Band - Studio City

Released 5th November 2021. In March 2020, both Nichol Thomson and Shawn Lee found themselves at ...

Released 5th November 2021. In March 2020, both Nichol Thomson and Shawn Lee found themselves at home without a live gig in site. Lee called up Thomson and said: "Now is the perfect time to make our smooth jazz trombone album"! Nichol laughed but Shawn... well, didn't! The pandemic was prime time to get smooth and jazzy! The two had already been working together the past few years on Shawn Lee and Andy Platts' Young Gun Silver Fox project. Nichol Thomson's horn arrangements have become an imp...

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Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' O...

Released 10th December 2021. Sly & The Family Stone are celebrating their 50th anniversary of...

Released 10th December 2021. Sly & The Family Stone are celebrating their 50th anniversary of There’s a Riot Goin’ On released December 10th 1971. The album was a commercial success featuring the hit single “Family Affair” reaching number 14 on the official UK chart. This was a departure from the optimistic psychedelic soul of previous records and shifted to a more political and militant vibe, perfectly encapsulating the turbulent political climate in the United States at the turn of the ...

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Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Moon

Released 18th February 2022. Khruangbin and Leon Bridges today announce their latest collaborativ...

Released 18th February 2022. Khruangbin and Leon Bridges today announce their latest collaborative EP, Texas Moon out February 18th on Dead Oceans, in partnership with Columbia Records and Night Time Stories Ltd. An extension of the two’s chart-topping four-song Texas Sun journey, Texas Moon is an introspective stroll through the dark. “Without joy, there can be no real perspective on sorrow,” says Khruangbin. “Without sunlight, all this rain keeps things from growing. How can you have the su...

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Various Artists - Tokyo Glow (Japanese City Pop...

Released 10th December 2021. A stylish selection of city pop, funk and modern soul from Japanese ...

Released 10th December 2021. A stylish selection of city pop, funk and modern soul from Japanese labelNippon Columbia, selected by DJ Notoya and featuring cult classics and raritiesby Hiroshi Sato, Hatsumi Shibata, Hitomi 'Penny' Tohyama & many more.Annotated by Notoya with journalist Nick Luscombe and artwork by Optigram.Newly remastered audio. The selection on ‘Tokyo Glow’ starts with 'Kimugare' a relaxed mid-tempo track by Kumi Nakamura, actually a famous actress who only recorded one ...

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Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak & Silk Sonic - An Ev...

Released 12th November 2021. Multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have an...

Released 12th November 2021. Multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have announced the official release date for new album, An Evening With Silk Sonic – available November 12, 2021. An Evening With Silk Sonic will arrive with previously released hits “Skate” and “Leave The Door Open”. Most recently, Silk Sonic graced the cover of Rolling Stone’s September issue, where fans got an inside look at Mars and .Paak’s deep friendship and quest for the perfect “feel good” record...

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones - The Alien Coast

Released 28th January 2022.  St. Paul & The Broken Bones have announced their new album The A...

Released 28th January 2022.  St. Paul & The Broken Bones have announced their new album The Alien Coast will be released January 28, 2022 on ATO Records.  Produced by Matt Ross-Spang, and featuring eleven new, original songs, The Alien Coast is the first SPATBB album tracked in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, AL. The arrangement allowed the octet to spend more time and tap a broader creative community than ever before, resulting in their most ambitious work to date. Led by singer and l...

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Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (50th Anniversary...

Expected Release 1st April 2022. Motown’s “Prince Of Soul,” Marvin Gaye, was already a hit artist...

Expected Release 1st April 2022. Motown’s “Prince Of Soul,” Marvin Gaye, was already a hit artist for nearly a decade when, in 1971, he reached new heights with his album What's Going On. An immediate landmark recording, it was the first of Gaye's albums to break the top ten of Billboard’s Top LPs, and quickly became Motown's best-selling record. To this day, What's Going On is hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, earning the number one spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2020 list ...

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Donna Summer - I'm A Rainbow (National Album Da...

This is a National Album Day 2021 release, available in-store on Saturday 16th October. It’s Sept...

This is a National Album Day 2021 release, available in-store on Saturday 16th October. It’s September 1981 and it’s matter of weeks away from the release of ‘I’M A RAINBOW’, the second album Donna Summer had recorded for Geffen Records, which had also been produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.  At the time that the album was being recorded, the musical landscape had changed and production techniques were developing further. Geffen also wanted a more R&B-influenced album, despite...

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Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers

Released 5th November 2021. Simply calling Curtis Harding a soul man feels reductive. Harding's v...

Released 5th November 2021. Simply calling Curtis Harding a soul man feels reductive. Harding's voice conveys pain, pleasure, longing, tenderness, sadness and strength—a full gamut of emotions. Today his voice takes on an optimistic lilt with his new album, If Words Were Flowers. If Words Were Flowers is Harding's first new music since 2018, a follow up to his critically acclaimed 'Face Your Fears" album. It features songs like " Hopeful", where Harding croons with devotion over a classic sou...

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