Audiobooks / Andrew Weatherall Dance Your Life Away A collaborative 12" from the awesome Audiobooks and Andrew Weatherall. It was inevitable that Andrew Weatherall would collaborate with audiobooks. They come from the same place. Trace their lineage and you’re back in Tribeca. Anya Phillips is on the door. James Chance is on the stage. Lizzy Mercier-Descloux is on the dance floor. and Karen Finlay is looking pretty fucking dangerous. Again. Weirdly, depressingly, the current political landscape is a mirror image of those times and the freaks are having to look out for themselves once again. This song is one for the freaks. For the outsiders. Its message is one of liberation. Heavenly 12"
Halo Maud Je Suis Une Ile The debut full-length album from Halo Maud. The music has a delicate balance between English and French. Maud Nadal grew up in rural Auvergne, in central France, and lives in Paris, but for years she wrote in English. “It took me a while to find my voice, to find my language even. I always listened to English music so when I started writing songs they were in English, too, and French came later. It’s difficult – everything sounds good in English, French is much harder.” Heavenly Recordings CD | LP
Audiobooks Now! (in a minute) The debut full length from the unique duo, Audiobooks. Like the band themselves, Now! (in a minute) doesn’t do the things that you’d expect. While opener ‘Mother Hen’ might be a modernist nursery rhyme sat atop skittering proggy electronics, the dual vocals on the tracks ‘Hot Salt’ and ‘Friends in the Bubble Bath’ perfectly channel the conflict and contradiction of ‘Don’t You Want Me’ (The Human League) into something ultra-modern and almost ludicrously addictive. Elsewhere, the primal, gothic drone of ‘Womanly Blood’sits like a brooding weather condition until it rips apart thanks to some heavy percussive artillery from Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa (the only other contributor to the record) and ‘Dance Your Life Away’sounds like the soundtrack to the kind of inhibition free moon-light voodoo party that you wish your mates had invited you to at Glastonbury last year. Heavenly Recordings CD | LP
Unloved Heartbreak The second full length album from Unloved, following on from their stunning debut Guilty Of Love. The up and coming release is a rich, deep record possessing a sound at once hauled out of the silty depths of the past, and simultaneously wholly modern, the heart of the songs lie in Vincent’s sublime voice and lyrics, both possessed of an aching, rich-smoked tone. “There’s a maturity to Jade’s voice and a maturity to the songs that sounds like this is someone who’s lived, and properly had her heart broken, and is full of love,” says Holmes. Heavenly Recordings CD | LP Pre-Order