Jax Jones I miss u Chart topping international DJ and multi-instrumentalist Jax Jones returns with his new single ‘i miss u’ featuring Au/Ra. ‘i miss u’ is the latest musical offering to come from the Ivor, BRIT and GRAMMY nominated artist and follows the success of his debut album ‘Snacks’ being named the best-selling dance album of last year. With 5 billion streams, 2 billion video views and 40 million single sales all under his belt, ‘i miss u’ marks the next phase of Jax’s ascent as he continues to create genre-defying dance music. Returning to his club and underground roots, ‘i miss u’ is an emotive Jax Jones dance track that comprises colder sounding beats when compared to his hugely popular dance pop tracks. Underpinned by a hair raising vocal from German singer-songwriter Au/Ra, best known for her 2018 breakout hit ‘Panic Room’, Jax’s latest collaboration makes nod to his beginnings with a harder bassline and club ready tone. Polydor 12"
Blackbear everything means nothing The fifth studio album from American producer Blackbear. Super infectious mixtures of trap-beats and vibey rapping. Check this out if you're into the likes of Mike Shinoda, YUNGBLUD, Halsey, Grandson and Machine Gun Kelly. Overall, blackbear continues to express his love for the internet by partaking in sounds similar to those that are viral and by using trends to influence him. everything means nothing is a satisfying end to a summer of Tik Tok songs hitting the radio and pop culture references that will be everlasting. Polydor CD
Celeste Not Your Muse “’Not Your Muse’ is the power I found when I felt powerless...In making this album I have allowed myself to arrive at a place where I feel empowered, fiercely wide-eyed and fulfilled. I'm very proud of what I've achieved on my debut album and to be in this position, after the year that has been, I feel nothing but gratitude and excitement. I hope you enjoy it…” Polydor CD | LP Pre-Order
Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again Various Artist Polydor is pleased to announce the release of MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again The Movie Soundtrack this summer. The highly anticipated soundtrack is produced by ABBA’s Benny Andersson 'It’s a double disc gatefold black vinyl release of the new album. Polydor LP
Baby Queen Medicine EP The debut EP from the rapidly rising Baby Queen. The 6-track collection will include the rising anti-pop star’s acclaimed first two singles ‘Internet Religion’ and ‘Buzzkill’ along with the EP’s eponymous track ‘Medicine,’ and brand new single ‘Pretty Girl Lie,’ released today alongside a satirical video directed by Jade Ang Jackman (Sega Bodega, Mabel, Gucci). “I wrote this song after becoming increasingly frustrated with the relationship between my real-life identity and the person I was pretending to be online,” Baby Queen aka Bella Latham explains. “I grew up with really bad body dysmorphia which I believe was partly caused by the image of the stereotypically 'pretty girl' I saw in the media all around me, and the fact that photoshop made this image completely unattainable. We're heading towards a reality wherein everybody edits their pictures, slims their noses, chisels their jaw bones, whitens their teeth and reshapes their thighs. I'm just over it. It's not cool. It's actually very uncool. If people aren't going to stop doing it, then all the kids should know that nothing is real, and this is my way of telling them that.” Polydor 10"
Machine Gun Kelly Tickets To My Downfall One of our favourite albums of 2020! "Absolutely huge to have a pop-punk album top charts worldwide. If you loved 00s pop-punk don’t let snobbery stop you from checking this out, it’s genuinely brilliant, and his zoom session with us for its release was a real party!" - Max - Please note: different formats of this release have different artwork to the image shown The fifth full length album form Machine Gun Kelly but his first that focuses on a guitar-driven pop-punk sound, rather than the established rap that we're used to hearing from him. Polydor CD | LP
Gary Barlow Music Played By Humans Gary Barlow returns with his first solo album since 2013’s double platinum ‘Since I Saw You Last.’ 'Music Played By Humans' sees Gary add a contemporary take to the orchestral and big band music he fell in love with as a child with an album of original compositions. The record leads with the latin inspired single ‘Elita’ with Michael Bublé and Colombian star Sebastián Yatra and includes songs recorded with an 80-piece orchestra. Further collaborations on the album include Beverly Knight, Alesha Dixon, Chilly Gonzales & James Corden. Polydor CD | LP
Billie Eilish My Future [7" picture disc] The new picture disc from the acclaimed and adored Billie Eilish, with an image taken from her excellent animated music video. Polydor 7"
Kindness World, You Need A Change Of Mind Electro-funk from London's Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness. The wonderful thing about the music Adam Bainbridge makes as Kindness is how little it tells you about its origins. It bears the fingerprints of no specific scene, no particular country, no certain era. Taking in the leftfield New York disco-dub testaments of Walter Gibbons and Larry Levan, the cosmopolitan art-house funk rhythms of Grace Jones and the Tom Tom Club and the frictionless R&B of Alexander O’Neal are all swirled around with the blurry Polaroid pop of Ariel Pink and Phoenix. Polydor CD
Abba Live At Wembley Arena By the time ABBA played London’s Wembley Arena in November 1979, they had spent five years in the public spotlight – although it seems a short time now, they had lived several lives in that period. Comprising of writers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and the incomparable vocals of Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, ABBA shot to international fame by winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton UK in 1974. From that moment on, they had moved through the glam’n’glitter of Arrival, the megastardom of ABBA – The Album and the gloss and embracing of disco of Voulez-Vous. ABBA’s concerts in London at the end of the 70s – the decade that they helped to shape musically – quickly became the stuff of legend. For a group that toured only a handful of times, these shows were a pinnacle, coming near the end of their touring life. Backstage they would have admirers such as Ian Dury, Joe Strummer (‘Spanish Bombs’ from the Clash’s London Calling was said to be influenced by ABBA) and Jimmy Page dropping by to catch the hottest ticket in town. John Cleese was spotted in the auditorium. The tour had opened in Edmonton, Canada in September 1979 and was to close in Dublin on November 15th. ABBA loved being in London (Frida wore an Arsenal FC shirt one night), fighting off winter chills to deliver some of the most exhilarating performances of their career. Coinciding with the release of their Greatest Hits Volume 2 album, this was high-octane ABBA, captured forever in the legendary pictures of the event with Frida and Agnetha appearing initially in Nordic outfits that referenced ‘blue-tinged mountains and glittering waters’ before all four emerged in their blue jumpsuits, singing as if their life depended upon it. When ABBA took the stage, their experience and professionalism showed. Audiences and critics were astounded that ABBA could reproduce their studio sound live – and sometimes it swung even more. The backing musicians were Sweden’s best and most experienced. Although principally promoting their recent Voulez-Vous album, the set covered highlights throughout their career and contained a rare performance of Agnetha’s ‘I’m Still Alive’. The concert is available once again on 180gm beautiful triple vinyl, produced by Ludvig Andersson and half-speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell. UMC / Polydor LP
LANY mama's boy The new full length album from the indie-poppers LANY. Fans of Oh Wonder, The Japanese House and No Rome should check this out. Polydor CD | LP
Inhaler Falling In A new 7" single from the awesome Inhaler, check this out if you're into the likes of Sea Girls, Ten Tonnes or Sports Team. Produced by Antony Genn of The Hours, ‘Falling In’ follows the expansive ‘We Have To Move On’ and the upbeat ‘Ice Cream Sundae’. The song, which is about keeping one’s ego in check, offers catchy guitar riffs, soaring melodies and distorted vocals. In an official statement, frontman Elijah Hewson explained that the song is “About the battles that we all have with our own ego”. ‘Falling In’ reflects how the band members’ lives have evolved over the past year, as they’ve embarked on tours, garnered thousands of avid fans and traded their private lives for public ones. Polydor 7"
Troye Sivan Bloom Troye has appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Out and V Magazine. His numerous awards include a Billboard Music Awards trophy and two GLAAD Media wins. Troye supported his 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood (Capitol Records) with two sold-out North American tours. Blue Neighbourhood, which topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries, has sold more than 2.5 million adjusted albums worldwide and is certified Gold in the U.S. Streams across all platforms exceed 2.5 billion while video views have surpassed 500 million. He now returns with a brand new album in 2018 which includes the single My My My. It’s Troye Sivan’s year. If this past January’s ‘My My My!’ single cemented him as a budding gay icon, his latest release, ‘Bloom,’ is his grand flowering.” The New York Times, in a Sunday Arts & Leisure cover story, observed “Troye Sivan Is a New Kind of Pop Star: Here, Queer and Used to It! The 22-year-old singer is climbing the charts while demonstrating how his sexual orientation is both part of his art and beside the point.” Polydor CD | LP