The Rocket Summer You Gotta Believe Four track EP from The Rocket Summer released in 2009 It doesn't take an, um, rocket scientist to see that You Gotta Believe is a marker of growth in both age and musical confidence. And, of course, it's just a downright fun listen. While Avary still has the occasionally immaturity that made his music popular, he is light years away from the "Brat Pack" days. At this rate, he'll be a music legend by his thirtieth birthday. https://www.facebook.com/TheRocketSummer Island Records CD
Florence And The Machine MTV Unplugged Second live album by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine recorded in New York's oldest synagogue building with the band being backed by a ten-person choir also featuring Josh Homme covering the Johnny Cash and June Carter song "Jackson" Island Records CD
Annie Mac Annie Mac Presents 2012 I've had such a great time selecting, compiling and mixing this latest album. I've come at it from a Club DJ perspective and consequently, more than any other year, the AMP 2012 Compilation is a direct reflection of my DJ sets. On CD 1 you'll find all the tunes i've been playing out over the year. There is a nod to moombahton and trap, some drum and bass, some hip hop and lots of big house tunes from the likes of Madeon, Porter Robinson and Calvin Harris. CD 2 is more deep, reflecting my never ending obsession with house and garage music! I am so happy to have some soul and hip hop on there too from 3 of my favourite artists of the year Drake, Frank Ocean and A$AP Rocky. Last but not least, for the first time, we have commissioned new and original music for the compilation courtesy of young Irish producer MMOTHS, super-talented Liverpool producer, and DJ, Melé, and girl-boy R&B loving duo AlunaGeorge. - Annie Mac Listen to a mix of some of the songs: Island Records CD
Mona Shooting The Moon Expected 1st August New single from Mona featuring 'Shooting The Moon' and 'No Sunshine' on 7"! http://www.monatheband.com/ Island Records 7"
Flobots Fight With Tools Released 15th September. Official UK release of the major label debut from Flobots who mesh punk ideologies, alternative Anticon-style hip-hop, and classical music. It sounds pretty insane but makes total sense when you actually hear it. 1. There's A War Going On for Your Mind 2. Mayday!!! 3. Same Thing 4. Stand Up 5. Fight with Tools 6. Handlebars 7. Never Had It 8. Combat 9. The Rhythm Method (Move!) 10. Anne Braden 11. We Are Winning 12. Rise www.myspace.com/flobots Island Records CD
Rogue Wave Lake Michigan Released May 26th New single of Shins-esque indie pop from California's Rogue Wave. Tracklisting to come... www.myspace.com/roguewave Island Records 7"
Rogue Wave Like I Needed Released April 7th New single from this California band currently on tour with Feist in the States. A. Like I Needed (Album Version) B. Lake Michigan (Zune Demo/Alt Version) www.myspace.com/roguewave Island Records 7"
The Presets My People Released February 18th Heavy vinyl from the Aussie kings of electro A1. My People A2. My People (Kris Menace Remix) B1. My People (DIM Remix) B2. My People (Mouse On Mars Acid Pretzels Remix) www.myspace.com/thepresets Island Records 12"
The Rumble Strips Time Released November 19th Great new single that I know from experience is impossible to dislodge from your head! Awesome stuff from the former New Slangers! CD 1. Time 2. No Soul (Live from Xfm's 10th Birthday) 7" Picture Disc A. Time B. Hands (Live from Xfm's 10th Birthday) Here is a photo from when the Rumbles played our club night New Slang! www.myspace.com/rumblestripsuk Island Records 7" | CD