Hinds I Don't Run [LRS21] This is an exclusive and limited 'Love Record Stores 2021' release and will be available in-store from Saturday 4th September throughout the day with online sales beginning at 9:00pm, strictly one per customer. LUCKY NUMBER LP
Dream Wife IRL - Live In London 2020 Fortuitously recorded by their front of house engineer at London's Peckham Audio this past January, IRL documents what was expected to be the band’s first of many shows of 2020. Featuring highlights from both of their albums, plus the previously unreleased Cheap Thrills, the recording has undoubtedly captured a blistering performance that showcases the trio's trademark ferocity. Dream Wife say that: “The rock show is the beating heart of this band. We cut our teeth as a unit playing relentless DIY tours before ever releasing music. We often describe recordings as a snapshot of a song at a moment in time, but understanding them as living, breathing, transforming entities through the rock show. Kicking off this year we imagined 2020 to be seriously getting back to touring, to playing shows, to letting these songs live. But... 2020 has not been what anyone expected it to be. When we put on this small intimate ‘sort of’ secret gig for fans & friends at Peckham Audio back in January we thought it was the first but, as it turns out, it was going to be the only for a very long time. We truly believe in the transcendental power of live music; that you have the power to go somewhere together. We can’t wait to commune with you IRL, at the rock show; to share sweat and joy and rage and grief and energy and love. But for now, we offer you a snapshot of our only rock show of 2020. We offer you a little bit of that energy and rawness and connection captured digitally. It's not quite the same. But don’t worry we'll be together, we will be loud, and we will be unapologetically present soon. Lots of love, Your Wives xxx” Lucky Number LP
Darwin Deez Darwin Deez: 10 Yearz Upon its release in April 2010, Darwin Deez’s debut album was met with universal praise from international media, especially in the UK. Championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 and the NME, the latter even named him the 10th coolest musician on the planet as he graced their cover. There was nobody around quite like Darwin, and his wonderfully off-kilter debut album is testament to that fact. Recording the album in his own apartment using only a PC and a cheap microphone – he can lay a claim to being the original indie ‘bedroom’ artist – the songs are mostly stripped down, simple and unadorned but they pulse and throb deliciously with life and a rare wit. Certainly, it would be hard to think of anyone else who can start a song by cribbing “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star” as the opening line (as on ‘Constellations’), while rhyming “Los Angeles” with “televangelist” (as on ‘Radar Detector’). However, it is also important to note that there is also an emotive undertow of sadness and longing in his oeuvre. By turns joyous and heart tugging, winsome and wistful, glorious and gorgeous, buoyed aloft by Deez’s ear for a soaring chorus and a catchy tune, not to mention his knack for a killer couplet, Darwin self-proclaimed the album as being ‘happy songs for sad people’. Lucky Number 7" | CD | LP
Christian Rich FW14 Expected 21st August - initial order come with a free 'Production Mix 2015' bonus CD! Debut album from Christian Rich aka twin brothers Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan. Inspired by their fascination with the future, time travel and the worlds outside our galaxy FW14 is a time stamp for the journey and the start point of exploration. The album’s concept is influenced by Phillip K Dick works "VALIS Trilogy", "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" and the Christopher Nolan directed Sci-Fi motion picture, Interstellar. There are interludes that sound like a person traveling in space and time. That person is the main character of the album; the female depicted on the cover standing next to an Audi prepared for her expedition. She is also narrating in the interludes, a nod to the classic Midnight Marauders LP. FW14 is the vessel she travels in. Lucky Number CD | LP Pre-Order
FTSE Joyless Expected 28th August - comes with free Lucky Number 10th Anniversary CD while stocks last* Debut album from FTSE aka Sam Manville and a departure from his former projects Blakfish and Hymns. With a string of electronic 12" so far and his honest British vocals this is an album that fans of James Blake, SBTRKT and Burial will be into "Jarvis Cocker in Burial's body, or Drake if he came from the Midlands" The Guardian *Bonus CD features 15 tracks from the likes of Sebastien Tellier, Friends, Reptar, Christian Rich and more Lucky Number CD | LP Pre-Order
Darwin Deez Double Down Comes with free Lucky Number 10th Anniversary CD* Brilliant, simple summery indie-pop songs from Darwin Deez. This is good time music for having a good time just like we had when Darwin Deez played at New slang! *Bonus CD features 15 tracks from the likes of Sebastien Tellier, Friends, Reptar, Christian Rich and more Lucky Number CD | LP
FTSE Love Un Ltd Rising UK underground producer / singer FTSE, former member of Blakfish and Hymns, releases yet another great piece of work in shaped of this 12" EP Lucky Number 12"
FTSE FTSE II Expected 30th September Imagine Jarvis Cocker crossed with Burial and add a dash of Drake and the result is the awkwardly labelled 'geekstep' FTSE aka Sam Manville formerly of 'rock' bands Blakfish & Hymns https://www.facebook.com/FTSEmusic Lucky Number 12"