Mind Enterprises Panorama Hit-maker Mind Enterprises is back with a new mini album with new and previously released singles and remixes. The release is a collection of the artist’s recent singles including the acclaimed and Shortlist Magazine’s top 50 singles of 2017 ‘Idol’, plus ‘Gemini’ and ‘S.H.A.K.E’, which together with current new track ‘Monogamy’ marks the unveiling of an electrifying new sound. Obsessed with vintage synthesisers and 80s beats, Mind Enterprises (aka Andrea Tirone) has created a sound which is somehow both forward thinking and nostalgic at the same time. Think Italo Disco meets retro dance, with razor sharp modern production, and you’re half-way there. ‘Monogamy’, coupled with it’s 80s style VHS video is designed to make your feet move and your heart long for simpler times. Its irresistible groove and disjointed vocals are as instant as they are idiosyncratic. Because Music LP
Bjork / Fever Ray / The Knife Country Creatures The Knife and Fever Ray bring their signature styles to Björk’s ‘Features Creatures’ in two intense remixes released today. Fever Ray’s moody and ethereal rework contrasts against The Knife’s vigorous and pulsating take as each remix offers a unique perspective on Bjork’s original track. As part of a creative exchange, Björk has also remixed a track by Fever Ray. The collective Country Creatures EP will be pressed as a limited edition vinyl. Caroline 12"
The Comet Is Coming Death To The Planet Follow-up to the Mercury Prize nominated Channel The Spirits. Darkness and light. The party to end all parties. The ghosts of 70s Harlem, via the warehouses of Chicago and Manchester, presided over by Sun Ra. The sound of total planetary destruction, produced with laser-guided accuracy and aimed directly at the dancefloor The Leaf Label 12"
Yeule Serotonin II yeule is the manifested reflection of Nat ?miel. An ongoing project since 2012, yeule’s music is as ethereal as it dynamic, reflective of her nomadic upbringing. Though she grew up and attended school in Singapore for most of her life, her family traveled often, developing emotional connections with places far from home that left her searching, unmoored, putting forth a creation that is in constant metamorphosis. Bayonet Records CD | LP
FKA Twigs Magdelene We've got 1 signed 12"x12" print to give away with the LP. Indies exclusive is on red vinyl. The highly anticipated second full length album from FKA Twigs, following on from the critically acclaimed, BRIT + Mercury prize nominated LP1. Created in a period where her confidence was knocked following heartbreak and laparoscopic surgery, MAGDALENE is the sound of twigs reconfiguring, emotionally and physically. As she sings on ‘Mary Magdalene’, the MAGDALENE album track that opened her highly-praised, sold-out live shows earlier in the year, “A woman’s time / A woman’s work / A woman’s time to embrace / She must put herself first”. MAGDALENE is produced by FKA twigs and, as with LP1, the recording process has been directed by her at every stage. It was recorded between London, New York and Los Angeles over the last three years and features major contributions from Nicolas Jaar alongside a host of other collaborators. MAGDALENE sees FKA twigs creating a whole new artistic universe and it is, without doubt, her most masterful, innovative work to date. Young Turks CD | LP
Squid Town Centre The hotly tipped post-punk, disco-funk phenomenon Squid are back with a new EP called Town Centre via Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label, the first EP from the legendary singles label. Town Centre is a perfect distillation of everything they have done so far, making good on the angular funk of The Dial, the disco-punk of Houseplants the ambitious songwriting of Terrestrial Changeover Blues and through to their more ambient-leaning early work. Kicking off with the ambient sprawl of Savage, Squid are instantly revelling in the uncertainty and ambiguity found in the searching out of ideas and have created something that feels meditative yet active, capturing their alluring chaos but presenting it in a totally different manner. Next up, the propulsive, guitar-led Match Bet was written at guitarist Anton Pearson’s parents house in Norfolk and spawned from an open tuning fingerpicking pattern that sparring partner Louis Borlase had been developing after being inspired by the Don Edwards track ‘Coyotes’ in Grizzly Man. On The Cleaner, Squid are at their angular best, the lyrics are inspired by moving to London and trying to adjust to the pace and lifestyle of the city. The track is bursting with ideas, and there’s a clear energy and determination within the band to embrace different musical styles, deftly. Town Centre closes with Rodeo, a cinematic track that features an observational monologue from Ollie Judge. For Town Centre the band once again team up with producer du jour Dan Carey and emerge with a powerful, intensely angular collection of songs that recall the finest corners of late 70s post-punk alongside a propulsive motorik drive and glimmers of early noughties disco whilst expertly making it all their own. Speedy Wunderground / [PIAS] 12"
Alfie Templeman Don't Go Wasting Time Following a brace of rapturously received EPs, 2018’s Like An Animal and recent release Sunday Morning Cereal, talented new 16 year-old Bedfordshire artist Alfie Templeman now releases his stunning new EP Don't Go Wasting Time on Chess Club Records. The 7 track EP is Templeman's longest to date and is another bold step forward sonically from the teenage singer-songwriter / producer. With his GCSEs now over and high school already a distant memory, Templeman can focus fully on touring his raucous live show and honing his craft as a stellar young songwriting talent, while reflecting on an exhilarating first full year of being an artist. Chess Club Signed
Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness (30th Anniversary) Deluxe double CD & LP formats include unreleased demos & 1989 John Peel Session. On the eve of a post-Thatcherite Britain, the Pale Saints, alongside the likes of Lush, Ride and Slowdive, were ushering in a new wave of British indie. And in 4AD, they found a perfect home for their music - an exciting & undeniable meld of noise and dream-pop. Their debut album, The Comforts of Madness, didn’t disappoint, now standing as one of the best of its era. Pitchfork placed it in their Best 50 Shoegaze Albums Of All Time saying, “There’s a restless urgency, particularly when the volume swells and the rhythms intensify. That energy not only keeps (it) vital, it emphasizes Pale Saints’ inventiveness, how they channelled softness and rage into something distinctive.” Nearly 30 years on and The Comforts of Madness is finally getting the reissue treatment. Having been remastered, a faithful LP repress on black vinyl is being released as well as double CD and double clear vinyl editions, both of which come with a bonus disc of previously unreleased demos and the band’s only John Peel Session, recorded in 1989. 4AD Pre-Order
Pet Shop Boys Hotspot "Hotspot" was mostly recorded in Hansa Studios, Berlin, and mixed in The Record Plant, Los Angeles. It was produced and mixed by Stuart Price and features ten brand new Tennant/Lowe tracks including the single "Dreamland" featuring Years & Years, which was released in September. Another of the songs, "Burning the heather", features Bernard Butler on guitar and was recorded at RAK Studios in London. Pet Shop Boys say: "We've written much of our music over the last ten years in Berlin and it was an exciting experience to work on this album in the legendary Hansa studios there and add a new dimension to our sound." The album is the last instalment of the trilogy of PSB albums produced by Stuart Price, following "Electric" in 2013 and "Super" in 2016. X2 Records CD | LP Pre-Order