Staff Picks 2021

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

Released 26th March 2021. SK Album of the Year 2021. "A sublime meeting of minds between renowned...

Released 26th March 2021. SK Album of the Year 2021. "A sublime meeting of minds between renowned electronic producer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points, tenor sax titan Pharoah Sanders and the LSO. The result is a deeply textured, spacious work centred around a twinkling keyboard arpeggio with some of Sanders' most restrained and sensitive playing (plus the odd overblown bar of blues thrown in to demonstrate that, even at 81, the old fire hasn't dimmed a jot)." Sam Shepherd (Floating Points): ...

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Squid - Bright Green Field

Released 7th May. SK Debut of the Year 2021 "The first full-length from post-punk quintet Squid, ...

Released 7th May. SK Debut of the Year 2021 "The first full-length from post-punk quintet Squid, which combines rubbery basslines, yelping sprechgesang and Ballardian lyrics with a comic exuberance that sets them apart from others in the genre." 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 ambi...

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The Limiñanas/Laurent Garnier - De Pelicula

Released 10th September 2021. SK says: "The garage psych duo and French techno legend team up for...

Released 10th September 2021. SK says: "The garage psych duo and French techno legend team up for the soundtrack to an imagined Spanish road movie. Think Weatherall's work with Primal Scream."

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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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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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Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns

Released 5th February. SK says: "The Canadian combo follow up their excellent debut Football Mone...

Released 5th February. SK says: "The Canadian combo follow up their excellent debut Football Money with a belting sophomore album. Malkmusian lyrics meet insistent Flying Nun guitar jangle. A hoot." Kiwi Jr. are a phenomenal rock and/or punk and/or indie rock (whichever you like more) band from Canada, made up of Jeremy Gaudet (mic, guitar), Brohan Moore (drums), Mike Walker (bass) and Brian Murphy (guitar). ‘Cooler Returns’ is their second album and their first for Sub Pop. Despite being a s...

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The Mountain Goats - Dark In Here

Released 25th June 2021. SK says: "A companion piece to 2020's brilliant Getting Into Knives, Dar...

Released 25th June 2021. SK says: "A companion piece to 2020's brilliant Getting Into Knives, Dark In Here was cut to tape almost immediately after at the legendary FAME studios. Muscle Shoals legend Spooner Oldham sits in on a set that explores nocturnal spaces, jazzy codas and darker lyrical themes without ever becoming maudlin." "When the mountain goats got together in March 2020, it was to make not one album, but two. The idea was to again work with Matt Ross-Spang, the dashing Memphis wu...

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Voka Gentle - WRITHING!

Released 26th November 2021. We have a handful of copies signed by the band, while stocks last. ...

Released 26th November 2021. We have a handful of copies signed by the band, while stocks last. 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 William J. Stokes, each is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer with an imperious understanding of three dimensional sound.  The newest single ‘Necrofauna / The Garden ...

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Billie Marten - Flora Fauna

Released 21st May 2021. SK says: "A firm shop favourite here at SK Towers, Billie Marten's writin...

Released 21st May 2021. SK says: "A firm shop favourite here at SK Towers, Billie Marten's writing has a depth which belies her young years. Over the past couple of records she's married this with an increasingly refined sonic palette which hits new heights on Flora Fauna." Flora Fauna is the forthcoming third album from Billie Marten.Raised in the rolling hills of North Yorkshire on artists such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, and Kate Bush, Marten’s critically acclaimed debu...

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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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The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer...

Released 8th October 2021. Vinyl Released 3rd December 2021. SK says: "Vocalist David Bello remai...

Released 8th October 2021. Vinyl Released 3rd December 2021. SK says: "Vocalist David Bello remains one of America's sharpest poets of precarity and, despite their now traditional between album line-up changes and lockdown-enforced remote recording, 'Illusory Walls' contains some of TWIABP's most proggily technical and cathartically expansive music, particularly on the two epic closing tracks which account for half the album's runtime between them. Political, reflexive and immaculately sequen...

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Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview On Phenomenal N...

Released 19th February. “Nothing ever really disappears,” Cassandra Jenkins says. “It just change...

Released 19th February. “Nothing ever really disappears,” Cassandra Jenkins says. “It just changes shape.” Over the past few years, she’s seen relationships altered, travelled three continents, wandered through museums and parks, and recorded free-associative guided tours of her New York haunts. Her observations capture the humanity and nature around her, as well as thought patterns, memories, and attempts to be present while dealing with pain and loss. With a singular voice, Jenkins siphons ...

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