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
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
Twin Peaks Down In Heaven Third full-length from Chicago's Twin Peaks. Retro, lofi garage-indie sound ing like a cross between The Rolling Stones, Black Lips and Flaming Lips Communion 7" | 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"
Lucy Rose Something's Changing We've got a limited amount of A1 posters to give away for free with the album, it'll just be a little more for P&P. 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