Dark Dark Dark Who Needs Who Expected Soon Who Needs Who is the new album from Minneapolis' Americana folk-pop band Dark Dark Dark. They've toured with The National and Low and had songs on few US TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and American Idol! http://www.facebook.com/darkdarkdark Melodic LP Pre-Order
The Cool Greenhouse The Cool Greenhouse "Dinked edition" is on 'ultra clear' vinyl. Includes an exclusive signed + numbered postcard, a dinked OBI strip and a download code containing 2 bonus tracks that are exclusive to the Dinked Edition. /300. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked. The self-titled debut full length from The Cool Greenhouse. “I wanted to hear repetitive music that wasn’t pretentious” tells the band’s voice Tom Greenhouse of his personal agenda to inject some pop sentimentality into the rock’n’roll textbook. “The mission was to make long, repetitive pop music that wasn’t boring. I soon realised I could do that through focusing on the lyrics.” With phrases culled from the pages of his many notebooks, Greenhouse has a way with words. Exploring Rotary Club jumble sales and mausoleums or making futuristic voyages into musical VR, his songs dig at the gammon classes and scoff at the stupidity of society alongside pop punches about female harassment. Inspired by conversations and magazine articles he narrates upon the world as he sees it, preferring wise- cracks and judgement to merely passing comment. “At school I wrote a story about a whale that fell in love with a submarine and tried to have sex with it which almost caused a serious nuclear meltdown; it won a prize. As a teenager I thought I was Arthur Rimbaud so moved to Paris and wrote terrible poetry.” Melodic CD | LP
Nyx Nott Aux Pieds de la Nuit Meet Nyx Nott, the new guise of Aidan Moffatt... “I’d work on it when everyone else at home was in bed,” says Aidan Moffat of his latest musical project as Nyx Nótt. “I don't sleep very well and I'm very much a nighthawk, so the music I made was naturally nocturnal.” The essence of night and Moffat’s moonlit tinkerings became such a prominent role in the creative process that his new alias had to reflect this too. “I originally planned to release the album anonymously and tried to think of a convincing, exotic name that suited the nocturnal themes of the album. Nyx and Nótt are two mythical goddesses of night, Nyx from the Greek and Nótt from old Norse.” The album title translates as "At the Feet of Night", so this is an album not simply of, or from, the night, but an ode to it - a sonic worshipping of the night’s pull and allure. Crepuscular music. The result is an album that pulses like the quiet hum of night; the production is clear and crisp with every movement, note and sound augmented with stark clarity - like the amplified sound of a creaking floorboard as you move through the house in darkness. It’s a deeply percussive album, resulting in gentle rhythms that often give way to moments of real stillness and tenderness that stem from the rich orchestration and composition - one that glides from strings to brass to quietly purring electronics. The album moves through jazz, ambient and electronic to result in something that sounds like it might be a score to Moffat’s dreams. “It’s made with samples, sound effects, keyboards, and the occasional toy,” says Moffat. “All but one of the tracks started with drums – I'd been collecting jazz drum samples and sessions for a while and I would layer a few kits on top of each other to create rhythms, then add music and samples from there.” Melodic CD | LP
Harrisons No Fighting In The War Room Debut album from this Sheffield band. Included a DVD with live recordings, a podcast and videos. "Harrisons dashing debut proves theres more to them than a postcode shared with the Arctic Monkeys" - Uncut 1. Dear Constable 2. Man Of The Hour 3. Wishing Well 4. Little Boy Lost 5. Simmer Away 6. Take It To The Mattress 7. Listen 8. Monday's Arms 9. Medication Time 10. Sweet Crystal 11. Blue Note 12. Come For Me www.myspace.com/harrisonssheffield Melodic Records CD
W. H. Lung Incidental Music "Dinked edition" is on 180g 'bone' coloured vinyl, includes an exclusive 260gsm art print + download code. Hand signed and numbered by the band, limited to 400 copies. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked. Regular LP is on 180g black vinyl, includes a download code. The highly anticipated debut full length from W.H. Lung, primarily a studio-based project that fuses up and weaves together stunning synth pop with 70's grooves. W. H. Lung have allowed this album to naturally gestate over the course of two years . The result is a remarkably considered debut - the production is crisp and pristine but not over-polished, the synths and electronics radiate and hum with a golden aura and the vocals weave between tender delivery and forceful eruptions. There is a palpable energy to the songs, as experienced in 10 glorious minutes of opening statement 'impatico People'. “I think it’s important to erase the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture,” states Joseph E. This colliding of worlds not only exists in the potent mix between whip-smart arrangements, lyrics and seamlessly danceable music but also in the fact that they are named after a cash and carry in Manchester. As Tom P. explains, “I thought it was funny juxtaposing those kind of austere associations with W. H. Auden and other initialed poets, writers, artists, etc. with the fact that it’s really just a Chinese supermarket.” Melodic / Dinked CD | LP Exclusive
Working Men's Club Bad Blood / Suburban Heights “THERE'S REAL ALCHEMY TO HOW THIS YORKSHIRE TRIO TAKE WELL-WORN INGREDIENTS – THE FALL, GANG OF FOUR, NY PUNK-FUNK – AND TURN INTO INTO SOMETHING MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS. AN EFFERVESCENT DEBUT SUNGLE'. - THE GUARDIAN With the start-stop sound of Talking Heads, Gang of Four and Television, ‘Bad Blood,’ fuses 70s post-punk with the stomp of Parquet Courts’ positivity and resonates with the start of the weekend...Syd’s half-spoken words jab through Strokes guitar lines with Mark E Smith drawl...it’s the feeling of a Saturday spent scuffing about in thrift stores and hanging out with friends. Melodic Records 7"