Mansionair Shadowboxer The long awaited full length album from Sydney's Mansionair, breathtaking, atmospheric and hypnotising electronic-fuelled tunes. If you're into the likes of The Japanese House, Bon Iver, Cigarettes After Sex, Ex:Re or alt-J, you should give this a listen. Written and self-produced over a three-year period - in living rooms, studios, garages, and a cabin the California mountains - Shadowboxer is an album about making mistakes in private together, and then coming out on the other side with something beautiful and whole. Glassnote Records CD | LP Pre-Order
James Blake Assume Form The fourth full length album from the critically acclaimed James Blake, featuring a world-class range of guests, including Andre 3000, Travis Scott, Rosalia, Moses Sumney and Metro Boomin. As unrestricted by genre as it is always underpinned by classic, emotionally-open songwriting, James Blake’s new album is arguably his most direct, eclectic and pure artistic statement to date. ‘Assume Form’ also follows a rich period of creative and personal evolution for James, who has spoken candidly about his experiences of mental health, modern-day masculinity, and finding peace. Even the album artwork would appear to represent a fundamental shift for Blake, no longer distorted by illustration, landscape or design, but staring right at you – and into the future. Polydor CD
The Japanese House Good At Falling Indies exclusive LP is on 180g violet coloured vinyl. White vinyl is also 180g. We've got a Banquet exclusive slip-on sleeve for CDs & LPs (white vinyl). The hugely anticipated debut full length album from the incredible The Japanese House, a swirling and intoxicating mix of ambient electro-pop / indie. Any fan of Bon Iver, Imogen Heap, Jaws or (the slower stuff from) The 1975 should give this a listen. “I’m more of a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer, but I’ve learnt how to become [a performer]... I’m glad I waited this long because I don’t think I’d have been able to make the same album two years ago. I think it’s important to not rush things and find exactly what kind of music you want to make.” Dirty Hit CD | LP Signed
Xiu Xiu Girl with Basket Of Fruit The new full length album from Xiu Xiu, following on from 2017's Forget. Jamie Stewart stays agitated. Xiu Xiu may have become more transgressive over the years, but it’s hard to say they’ve become more aggressive, since there’s always been an angry disillusionment at the heart of Stewart’s work as the outfit’s main songwriter. “Scisssssssors” is par for the course, then, for the band. Beehive drum machines, tectonic bass hits and Stewart’s terrified whispers make for an interesting listen, to say the least. Upset The Rhythm CD | LP
Son Lux Brighter Wounds Son Lux is the grand genre-less dream of Los Angeles composer Ryan Lott brought to roiling, vivid life with the help of two New Yorkers, guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang. Each is a writer, producer, and performer with omnivorous taste and a penchant for wild improvisation - a band whose mix of electronic pop, unusual soul, and outright experimentalism feels more inviting than ever on the project's fifth album, 'Brighter Wounds.' The songs therein leave behind Son Lux's typically universal themes for deeply personal fare. While making 'Brighter Wounds,' Lott became a father to a baby boy and lost a best friend to cancer. Days of "firsts" were also days of "lasts," and the normal fears that accompany parenthood were compounded by a frightening new reality - Lott's son arrived shortly after Election Day. These songs draw on all of that: warm reflections of a fading past, pain wrenched from a still-present loss, and a mix of anxiety and hope for a future that is promised to no one. City Slang CD | LP
The Chemical Brothers Free Yourself A very limited new 12" from the electronic legends, The Chemical Brothers - the first taste of their album 'No Geography' due in 2019, we can't wait! 12"
Vacationer Mindset The third full length solo album from Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line) with Vacationer. Chilled out and electronic based tunes. 1. Entrance 2. Magnetism 3. Euphoria 4. Being Here 5. Strawberry Blonde 6. Late Bloomer 7. Turning 8. Hallucinations 9. Romance 10. Blue Dreaming 11. Green 12. Companionship Downtown
Little Dragon Lover Chanting EP Little Dragon wanted to bring new music into the world that has an airy and fun lightness to it. “For all the lovers out there, chant along! Dance for peace and unity in this world of madness!” declare the band. Lead singer Yukimi Nagano adds that the EP is about, “The force of love. Not only between two people but the force of love in this universe as the ultimate ecstasy. Whether that is while you’re dancing at a disco forgetting where you are or just staring at the moon on a clear night, it can be anything. A swim in the ocean, a glance at a stranger--it’s a personal individual thing. Call it what you want but we have all felt it. So, embrace the great mystery of everything that your brain can’t grasp and lose track in the most beautiful sense.” Ninja Tune 12"
Audiobooks Friends In The Bubble Bath A remix 12" from Audiobooks, with some excellent edits by Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor), Gwenno and Audiobook' own David Wrench. “I love audiobooks, and 'Friends in the Bubblebath' is brilliant,” Gwenno says. “I wanted to create a reflective atmosphere around Evangeline and David's lyrics, to try and compliment the story and that feeling of the party still trying to keep going at 3am, as parties tend to do.” “It was a real pleasure to be asked to remix audiobooks’ as I’m a big fan of theirs,” Gurnsey adds. “I wanted to take all that energy they exude vocally and musically and bring it onto the dance floor. I ended up working on two remixes which work side by side, reflecting that chemistry David and Evangeline have in their live performances.” Heavenly 12"