Dan Croll Emerging Adulthood The eagerly awaited second album from alternative-pop artist Dan Croll, following up from his 2014 debut Sweet Disarray, with production duties handled by Ben Allen. "I chose Ben because I love how he’s bounced around genres," says Croll. "He’s worked with Deerhunter and Animal Collective, won a Grammy with Cee-Lo Green and collaborated with Kelis and Amerie. I can relate to that because I’m just as skittish, genre-wise. My aim is to approach pop from an unusual angle." Communion CD | LP
Matthew And The Atlas Temple Second album from multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hegarty aka Matthew And The Atlas. Dreamy americana indie-folk-rock. For fans of Bear's Den and Sufjan Stevens A little clip of @Matthew_Atlas earlier today @banquetrecords can't wait for the new album next week. pic.twitter.com/tOeyO69a3Y— ARK ROYAL (@ArkRoyalUk) April 17, 2016 Communion CD | LP
Gabriel And The Hounds / Communion Records Kiss Full Of Teeth This is Gabriel and the Hounds (aka Gabriel Levie front man of Takka Takka)'s debut release. He enlisted the help of some friends for this record. A variety of performers working directly in or with the likes of The National, Beirut, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, tUnE-yArDs, Bjork, and Jonsi all feature throughout the record. Armed with a guitar, bass and drums augmented by woodwind, French horn, trumpet, violin, trombone, cello and flute. The songs are, says Levine, "about disappointment, letting go and the inevitability of endings, those of relationships, youth and innocence" while the project as a whole was apparently inspired by Kate Bush's Hounds of Love. There are definite nods to bands like The Shins sprinkled all over this record and its a glorious and satisfying album. <&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://gabrielandthehounds.bandcamp.com/album/kiss-full-of-teeth&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; _cke_saved_href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://gabrielandthehounds.bandcamp.com/album/kiss-full-of-teeth&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Kiss full of teeth by Gabriel and the Hounds&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Communion LP
Gotye / Communion Records Easy Way Out Expected 5th December Pop drenched acid rock from Belgium-born, Melbourne-based , multi-instrumentalist Gotye, who releases the first single from his highly acclaimed and very eclectic album 'Making Mirrors'. The album reached number 1 in Australia and New Zealand and has done big things in Europe. That wave of support reaches the UK with this limited 7". http://gotye.com Communion 7" Pre-Order
Bear's Den So that you might hear me LP is on heavyweight black vinyl, the sleeve is detailed with gold foil. The hugely anticipated third full length album from the wonderful Bear's Den. They play an absolutely stunning mix of indie-folk with electronic elements to add an ethereal feel.. We've seen them in Kingston before and their live shows are spellbinding, we can't wait to hear this new offering. A need for connection lies at the heart of the band’s third album. Both bold and exposed, intimate yet expansive, the first two tracks are a perfect example of this: ‘Fuel On The Fire’ pulses and blossoms from the visceral throb of drum machine beats and electric guitars into an orchestral beauty that showcases the more electronic side of the band. This is juxtaposed with the bewitching “Blankets Of Sorrow" that demonstrates the more intimate Bear’s Den sound and explores themes of familial love and of trying to reach someone who can no longer be reached. With the band beloved by their fans for the way their songs have woven themselves into the fabric of some of the most bittersweet chapters of their lives, ‘So that you might hear me’ continues in that vein, pairing soaring melodies with poignant and at times unsettlingly personal lyricism. Communion CD | LP Signed
Lucy Rose Something's Changing The third album from the brilliant singer-songwriter Lucy Rose. Absolutely wonderful alternative folk-pop music for fans of To Kill A King, Joni Mitchell and Slow Club. ”The trip gave me confidence to do things like record in just one take and the songs came more easily. The songs just came more naturally after that trip, and from feeling good, and from learning so much about myself. And it’s also that I feel the most comfortable in my own skin that I’ve ever felt in my life. So there is a lot of searching but there’s been a lot of discovery which is on 'Something's Changing' as well.” - Lucy Rose After two albums of feeling her way through the densely-populated landscape of contemporary singer-songwriter music she has picked a point in her career when most people are recycling their hits to bin the satnav, head off the map and commit to a graphically authentic version of her musical self. Communion CD | LP
Tamino Amir Indies exclusive LP is on transparent silver coloured vinyl. The debut full length album from Tamino. Over the course of “Amir”, Tamino captures a range of emotions from romance to desolation, and almost everything in between. It’s mood music, painted in a number of different shades. Tamino: “Some of the songs on “Amir” are more on the romantic side, whilst others are more on the apathetic side. In my own life, I can look at the world and at life in both ways depending on my state of being. The conflict creates an imbalance. “Amir” is about balance” Communion CD | LP
Superglu / Communion Singles Club Welcome Home As part of the Communion Singles Club, this 7" from Superglu has a great anthemic and pop-punk fused with rock charm to it. If you're into Japandroids or The Dirty Nil then give this a listen. There is a spikiness and brat-like attitude on display, lyrics delivered with a snarl and swagger. When Brown sings “I can’t get over this feeling it’s so good” it’s not hard to see why SuperGlu are regarded as one of the UK’s best emerging live acts, with a natural gift for hooks and harmonies. Communion 7"
Tender Central / Communion Singles Club Lava / Burn Bright As part of the Communion Singles Club, Tender Central bring two excellent, electronic driven tracks and one featuring Matthew Hegarty of Matthew and The Atlas. There's solid production with an atmospheric and ethereal feel, if you're into London Grammar or The xx then give this a go. Communion 7"