Scarlxrd IMMXRTALISATIXN The eighth full length album from the hyper-beast SCARLXRD, his second album of 2019. Fusing up rage, hip-hop, trap, metal and hardcore for a punishing and intense set of tracks. SCARLXRD is a curious entity. For the past few years the mysterious Wolverhampton rapper has been the focal point of a new wave in alternative music, fusing the worlds of trap, hip-hop, metal and electro into one hyper-aggressive beast. His unrestrained, antagonistic, scathing outlook on life fuels the music, layering caustic screams over bass-heavy trap and glitchy electronics, battering your senses into submission. Universal Island CD | LP
Dean Lewis A Place We Knew The debut full length album form the excellent Australian singer-songwriter, Dean Lewis. Australian-born adult alternative singer/songwriter Dean Lewis taught himself guitar growing up, playing along to his favorite Oasis songs and writing his own compositions, slowly amassing a small arsenal of original songs. He would continue largely outside the public eye for some time, quietly writing over 80 original songs before eventually releasing his first proper single, "Waves," in 2016. The song was a huge hit in Australia and was certified platinum within a year of its release. He followed the single with "Need You Now" in early 2017, and in May of that year released a debut EP The moody and evocative pop tones of the EP included "Waves" and "Need You Now," as well as four additional tracks in a similar dark yet melodic style. Lewis – a 6-foot-2 ball of energy with surfers’ locks and a brain that moves so fast he has to speak at the speed of sound just to try and keep up – got his start writing songs for other artists following a chance meeting with a publisher who once managed Savage Garden. Before long, however, he became dissatisfied watching others perform his material. ISLAND CD | LP
The Roots Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart (also referred to as When Things Fall Apart) is the fourth studio album by hip hop band The Roots, released 23rd February, 1999 on MCA Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Electric Lady Studios during 1997 to 1998, coinciding with recording for other projects of the Soulquarians collective, including D’Angelo’sVoodoo (2000), Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun (2000), and Common’s Like Water for Chocolate (2000). According to Spin magazine, the album is a landmark moment for The Roots and the collective, as it “swelled the Roots clique into a movement-style posse”. The album has been considered by music writers as The Roots’s breakthrough album, earning praise from major publications and critics, while becoming the group’s first record to sell over 500,000 copies. It includes the song “You Got Me”, which won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, while Things Fall Apart was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album of the same year, losing to Eminem for his The Slim Shady LP. Rolling Stone called it a “top-flight record”, while AllMusic cited it as “one of the cornerstone albums of alternative rap.” The album takes its title from Chinua Achebe’s novel of the same name, which in turn took the phrase from William Butler Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming”. On April 5, 1999, Things Fall Apart was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 500,000 units and on April 22, 2013, fourteen years after its release, the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 1,000,000 units. The upcoming re-issue will be a 20th Anniversary 3LP Deluxe Edition. UMC / Island LP
Oh Wonder Hallelujah all 7"s are with a signed insert. A limited 7" single from the awesome Kingston visitors Oh Wonder, shimmering and stunning synth-pop fuelled tunes. Includes a signed art card. Island 7"
U2 Three [Black Friday 19] Limited Black Friday release available in store from Friday 29th November. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 30th November at 7:00am. Strictly 1 per customer. Originally released in Ireland in September 1979, the Three EP features three songs recorded at Windmill Lane studios in Dublin with producer Chas De Whalley – ‘Out Of Control’, ‘Stories For Boys’ and ‘Boy-Girl’. The a-side was chosen via a listener poll on Dave Fanning’s rté (irish national radio) music show. All songs have been remastered for this reissue. Numbered release, limited edition of 17,000. 12” single on 180gsm black vinyl, cut at 45 rpm. Full colour outer sleeve featuring new artwork, with die cut hole for label. 40th anniversary noted on discs labels and sticker"Out Of Cos ntrol", "Stories For Boys", "Boy-Girl" Island Records 12"