Thundercat The Golden Age of Apocalypse (Ten Year Anniversary Edition) [BF21] Ninja Tune LP Pre-Order
The Bug Fire Indies exclusive LP is on 'yellow + red' coloured vinyl and packaged in a silk-screen printed gatefold sleeve. Kevin Martin’s first solo full-length album under The Bug moniker for seven years could not be better timed, and could not be more needed: ‘Fire’ - the third exhilarating part of an incendiary urban triptych, that began with 2008’s explosive ‘London Zoo’ via 2014’s mind-melting 'Angels & Devils' - is fourteen tracks that immolate the synapses, flail the body, that cinematically take you from arcing evocations of a bleak lockdowned city-scape to swooping deep-focus close-ups of Martin and his collaborator’s psyches at breaking point. The aggression, the attitude, the vertiginous scope and subterranean incisiveness, the destabilising unsettling frenzy of The Bug sound is marshalled to perfection throughout but ‘Fire’ is no mere reanimation of the Bug’s past - for Martin, the album is both a response to the unique circumstances of the past year but also a chance to reflect his own journey from reclusive sound-obsessive to family man, and his thirst - in a period of enforced hermetic isolation - for contact, for the mayhem that can only happen between people, noise and bass, the derangement of the senses that has been Bug’s method and trajectory ever since it first crawled out of London’s deepest corners in the late 90s. It’s the Bug’s best yet, possibly the most ferociously realised and immensely moving music Martin has ever made, and still touches on those initial cravings and impulses that first propelled ‘London Zoo’ into your world like a pipe bomb through your letterbox. It’s a HUNGRY record in all senses. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Black Country, New Road For the first time [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. Eco-wax special edition, 1x 140g eco wax vinyl, 16 page lyric booklet, Sticker, Download code included. Recorded with Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine) during the early part of this year and then finished at the end of the nationwide lock-down, the album is the perfect capturing of a new band and all the energy, ferocity and explosive charge that comes with that whilst also clearly the work of a group who have no interest in repetition, one-note approaches or letting creative stagnation set in. Featuring six new songs including reinterpretations of early tracks "Sunglasses" and "Athens, France", "For the first time" is a sonic time capsule that somehow manages to bottle the past, the present and the future. Ninja Tune LP
Bicep Isles [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. Bicep Logo Picture Disc + Print of Logo. Two years in the making, Isles expands on the artful energy of their 2017 debut Bicep. It’s a record that encapsulates their 15 year career and the distillation of their passion for music and club culture while digging deeper into the sounds, emotions and experiences they had growing up in Belfast and living the past 10 years in London. Ninja Tune LP
TSHA OnlyL Hotly tipped by everyone from Annie Mac, Bonobo and Gorillaz to Billboard, NME, Crack, Mixmag and DJ Mag, TSHA is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting talents coming out of the UK. Forthcoming EP “OnlyL'' due for release on 27th August showcases a confident creative who is constantly developing and refining her own distinct feel and sound. The release arrives off the back of a stellar run for the young artist including the launch of her new bi-monthly ‘Jackfruit Radio’ show on Apple Music—which debuted with a guest spot from femme culture founder Elkka—releasing her first BBC Essential Mix and a Minimix for Annie Mac’s R1 show, and being named BBC Radio 1’s “Future Artist” for January 2021 and “Star of 2020” by BBC Introducing. Her most recent EP, 2020’s “Flowers”, made multiple End-Of-Year listings, and was met with widespread praise from the likes of Billboard, NME—who described the EP as "emotion-filled electronic anthems from a star in the making”—NPR, Resident Advisor, Mixmag, NYLON, DJ Mag, Dancing Astronaut and many more. She has also been tipped for greatness by essentially the whole of BBC R1 specialist DJ crew including Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, Jaguar, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Ricky, Melvin & Charlie and Flava D. On EP title track and lead single ‘OnlyL’, TSHA’s innate gift for producing genre-defying, classy electronic pop is at the fore. An instant earworm, it features vocals from NIMMO aka Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett, with TSHA juxtaposing the dark lyrics against the track’s upbeat instrumental. ‘Power’ plays to another of TSHA’s loves: club music. With her DJ career flourishing, the global pandemic shut down the nighttime industries and all access to dancefloors and the shared experience and exhilaration of clubbing. ‘Power’ encapsulates all of that pent up energy and love and is aimed squarely at the dancefloor–an absolutely storming four-to-the-floor groove. ‘I Know’ shows off yet another facet of TSHA’s extraordinary production chops. A perfect marriage of live musicianship and electronics, it’s a beautifully textured and melancholy work built around a gorgeous hang drum motif. Gearing up for a busy summer schedule at UK festivals including Access, Bigfoot, Standon Calling, Gala, Boardmasters, Lost Village, ION, Hideout, Inner State and Detonate, TSHA will also be appearing at Field Day in August 2021, sharing the bill with the likes of Bicep, Floating Points, Jayda G and Mount Kimbie. Ninja Tune 12"
DJ Seinfeld Mirrors Indies exclusive LP is on 'yellow + pink' coloured vinyl. Swedish producer DJ Seinfeld returns with his brand new album ‘Mirrors’. If much of DJ Seinfeld’s previous work was characterised by a sepia-tinged haze, a result of the producer’s deliberately lo-fi production techniques, then brand new album ‘Mirrors’ sees his music come firmly into focus. “On this album I wanted to retain a lot of the raw emotionality that brought people to my music in the first place,” says Armand Jakobsson, better known as DJ Seinfeld. “But I also wanted to become a much better producer. It’s been an arduous process but it’s a real statement of where I’m at as a producer and person right now. I’ve been through various sonic explorations in the past few years but have come to understand what people like about my music and how to move forward with it.” Ninja Tune CD | LP
Kelis Remixes EP Some great remixes from Kelis' Food from Mount Kimbie, Visionist, Darq E Freaker, Machinedrum and Rob Garza and comes in an original Ninja Tune disco bag! Ninja Tune 12"
Amon Tobin Out From Out Where “Out From Out Where”, the classic Amon Tobin album from 2002 is finally back in stock and being reissued for the first time in gold coloured vinyl and a glow in the dark effect on the front cover. With “Out From Out Where”, his fourth album under his own name, Tobin cemented his reputation as one of the most innovative and important names in electronic music. It was darker, more complex, even more rhythmically driving and intense than what had come before. The depth and scope of Amon Tobin's work have been a major inspiration to many. From the Kronos Quartet to Diplo, he has achieved respect among artists within and outside electronic music and also collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Philip Glass. Amon Tobin has established a reputation for musical ingenuity unconfined by genre, and over two decades remains one of the most visionary electronic artists of his generation. Ninja Tune LP
India Jordan Watch Out! The new 5-track EP from India Jordan, released through Ninja Tune. Jordan has described the forthcoming record as being “a homage to both physical and conceptual movement”, with the title of the EP being “a bit of a tongue-in-cheek reference to cycling in London”. “‘And Groove’ was made in peak Lockdown #1 and is reminiscent of a train journey – repetitive and rhythmic movement that goes on and on (and groove!)” Jordan added, saying that their main source of influence shifted last year from cross-country and international travel to head-clearing bike rides and walks around London during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown. Ninja Tune 12"
Jordan Rakei What We Call Life Limited LP is on 'translucent pistachio green' coloured vinyl. Both LPs include an OBI-strip, a double sided lyric poster and a download code. The fourth full length album from the acclaimed multi-instrumental and producer Jordan Rakei. What We Call Life’ is Jordan Rakei’s most vulnerable and intimate album to date. Its lyrics concern the lessons that the New Zealand-born, Australia-raised, and London-based artist learned about himself during therapy, a journey that began two years ago when he started reading about the ‘positive psychology’ movement. These themes manifest on songs like lead single “Family”, which Rakei says is “the most personal” he’s ever been with his lyrics. “I wanted to hit my vulnerability barrier and be really honest. It’s about my parents’ divorce in my mid-teens but still having love for them no matter what,” he explains. With so many artists being influenced by his style, it would be very easy for Jordan to stay in the same musical lane; but, as in life, he is determined to move his music forward. Such introspective subjects are a departure from Rakei’s last album, 2019’s ‘Origin’. Raising big questions about the way that technology and social media interferes with our sense of humanity, ‘Origin’ received praise from The Observer, Mixmag, Complex, and GQ, earned an unexpected shout-out from Elton John, led to a collaboration with rap legend Common, and saw Rakei give a show-stopping performance for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. Counter / Ninja Tune CD | LP Signed