Staff Picks 2021

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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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My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket

Release 22nd October 2021. The band’s first new music since 2015’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated THE WA...

Release 22nd October 2021. 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 four shows in summer 20...

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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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Richard Dawson & Circle - Henki

Released 26th November 2021. Henki is the epic joint record from Richard Dawson, the diminutive G...

Released 26th November 2021. Henki is the epic joint record from Richard Dawson, the diminutive Geordie troubadour, and Circle, the genre-straddling pioneers of The New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal. Unlike any metal album you have heard before, Henki’s seven tracks deal with special plants throughout history, making it the greatest flora-themed hypno-folk-metal record you’ll hear this year.

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Portico Quartet - Terrain

Released 28th May 2021. Portico Quartet announce Terrain, a three-part suite drawing on American ...

Released 28th May 2021. Portico Quartet announce Terrain, a three-part suite drawing on American minimalism and ambient music alongside their own rich heritage as they explore new musical vistas When Duncan Bellamy and Jack Wyllie – the driving force behind Portico Quartet got together in their East London studio in May 2020 and started work on the music that would become their new album, the world, or most of it, was in the midst of the first lockdown. The unique impact of the events of 2020...

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The Black Keys - Delta Kream

Released 14th May 2021. The Black Keys release their tenth studio album, Delta Kream, via Nonesuc...

Released 14th May 2021. The Black Keys release their tenth studio album, Delta Kream, via Nonesuch Records.  The record celebrates the band’s roots, featuring eleven Mississippi hill country blues standards that they have loved since they were teenagers, before they were a band, including songs by R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, among others. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recorded Delta Kream at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville; they were joined by musicians Kenny Brown an...

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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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Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life

Released 22nd October 2021. We have some exclusive tarot card packs to give away with purchases o...

Released 22nd October 2021. We have some exclusive tarot card packs to give away with purchases of the album. Parquet Courts’ thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. Sympathy For Life finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity. Built largely from improvised jams, inspired by New York clubs, Primal Scream and Pink Floyd and produced in league with...

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The Weather Station - Ignorance

Released 5th February 2021. Tamara Lindeman's fifth outing as The Weather Station see the Canadia...

Released 5th February 2021. Tamara Lindeman's fifth outing as The Weather Station see the Canadian singer reconfigure her folk-influenced sound into sleek art-pop on an album which addresses 'climate grief' with a jazzy theatricality and instant hooks. "Shades of Talk Talk and Sensual World-era Kate Bush glimmer through Tamara Lindeman's comeback, which reinvents the Canadian folk-rock outfit as art-pop aesthetes with a sharply surreal line in political commentary." - The Guardian “sophistica...

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Mild High Club - Going Going Gone

Released 17th September 2021. Mild High Club makes a long-awaited comeback with Going Going Gone,...

Released 17th September 2021. Mild High Club makes a long-awaited comeback with Going Going Gone, the band’s first solo album since 2016’s cult favourite Skiptracing. An album that speaks directly to the times we live in, Going Going Gone sees Mild High Club blending the psychedelic pop of earlier albums Skiptracing and Timeline with influences from around the world, especially Brazilian avant-garde music from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

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Molly Burch - Romantic Images

Released 23rd July 2021. Romantic Images, Molly Burch’s third album, marks a distinct evolution f...

Released 23rd July 2021. Romantic Images, Molly Burch’s third album, marks a distinct evolution for Burch, both emotionally and sonically. Recorded in Denver with Tennis’ Alaina Moore and Pat Riley producing, the collection celebrates the timeless delights of a well-crafted pop song, flirting with Blondie, Madonna, and even Mariah Carey as it forges a joyful soundtrack to liberation and self-discovery.Burch deliberately worked with more women collaborators than ever before on the album, and t...

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Endless Boogie - Admonitions

Released 12th November 2021. Endless Boogie re-joins with its fifth proper studio album. It conta...

Released 12th November 2021. Endless Boogie re-joins with its fifth proper studio album. It contains and is called ADMONITIONS. Seven tracks of unrefined wisdom, mostly put to tape in improvised fashion with little to no warning. Recorded over two years and two sessions - at the pastoral tranquility of the Stockholm inland archipelago in 2018, and in the dank, cramped basement of a Fort Greene, Brooklyn studio in February 2020.  Eklow on crude direction, Sweeney on stealth glamour, the obscur...

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