Dizzy Baby Teeth Debut album by Canadian dream-pop band Dizzy. Released via Communion Music / Royal Mountain Records. The fast-rising young four-piece feature three brothers Alex (guitar), Mackenzie (bass), and Charlie (drums) Spencer, with Charlie’s close friend since 9th grade math class, Katie Munshaw (vocals). The band worked on the record with Grammy nominated producer Damian Taylor (Bjork, Braids, Arcade Fire) at Golden Ratio Studios in Montreal. Communion CD | LP
Fairhazel / Communion Singles Club 7x7 Next up in the Communion Singles Club is a beautiful track from Fairhazel, dreamy and highly melodic indie-pop. This is a great cross that fans of Sufjan Stevens, Turnover, Jaws and Cigarettes After Sex could get into! Communion 7"
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
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 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
Syd Arthur Apricity Syd Arthur are a jazz-influenced psych four piece from Canterbury. Fans of Tame Impala and Blossoms need to check this out! “This album is the distillation of everything we have been exploring in our music up until now, says the band. “It points forward into a (brave) new world of sonic development for us - in the songwriting and scope of what we are trying to achieve. Communion CD | LP
Bear's Den Red Earth & Pouring Rain The second album from Bear's Den who played a great release show at New Slang for this! Continuing the alt. country / folk sound Bear's Den have honed in and brings a modern indie-pop twist. Fans of Mumford & Sons, To Kill A King, Bon Iver and Kodaline will be into this. Communion CD | LP
Communion 10 Ben Howard / Catfish & The Bottlemen / Daughter Limited edition LP from the ace Communion label and features kingston visitors like Catfish & The Bottlemen and Bear's Den plus lots of other goodies! Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear’s Den) and producer Ian Grimble as a West London club night in 2006, Communion has spent its first decade expanding into a record label, live promotion and publishing. To kick off a year of anniversary celebrations, Communion Records are releasing a limited edition, 180gm black vinyl-only album featuring on one side the best of the releases to come through the label so far - including Ben Howard, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Daughter – and the best of what’s to come on the second – including Matthew & The Atlas, Twin Peaks and a first release of the brand new Bear’s Den live track, ‘Red Earth and The Pouring Rain’. Communion LP RSD 2016