Amyl And The Sniffers Comfort To Me The new full length album from the acclaimed and rapidly rising punks AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS. Late in 2020, Amyl and The Sniffers went into the studio with producer Dan Luscombe to record their sophomore album, Comfort To Me. Written over a long year of lockdown, the album was influenced by and expanded on a heavier pool of references - old-school rock’n’roll (AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Motörhead and Wendy O Williams), modern hardcore (Warthog and Power Trip) and the steady homeland heroes (Coloured Balls and Cosmic Psychos). Lyrically, the album was influenced by Taylor’s rap idols and countless garage bands and in her words ‘I had all this energy inside of me and nowhere to put it, because I couldn’t perform, and it had a hectic effect on my brain. My brain evolved and warped and my way of thinking about the world completely changed.’ Seventeen songs were recorded in the Comfort to Me sessions and the top 13 made the cut. They were mixed long-distance by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and mastered by Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr Dre). Comfort To Me demonstrates the same irrepressible smarts, integrity and fearless candour as their debut but as you’d expect of any young band five years on, their sound has evolved, in Amy’s words it’s ‘raw self expression, defiant energy and unapologetic vulnerability.’ Rough Trade Records CD | LP
Warpaint / Andrew Weatherall The Fool. Andrew Weatherall Sessions [RSD21] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2021 - Drop 1. Available from Saturday 12th June over the counter (if we're open), with online sales from 6:00pm on the same day. Click notify me above to be kept up to date. On the completion of the recording of The Fool, Andrew Weatherall was given access to the album's master tapes to work on mixes for the finished record. The track Baby, along with Warpaint's iconic single Undertow, were both mixed by the Guv'nor and appeared on the finished album that was released in 2010. For the first time ever, this Record Store Day edition brings together all the mixes Weatherall created while working on the project, including a never released before, finished version of Jubilee. “I remember that one of the main reasons why we wanted Andrew Weatherall to mix the Warpaint album was because we loved his brilliant work on the Primal Scream remix of “Higher Than The Sun”. I know that we discussed this particular track with Emily and she knew it of course and also loved it. I think it was a key reason they agreed to let Andrew do the mix.” - Geoff Travis – Rough Trade Records Rough Trade LP RSD 2021
Parquet Courts Sympathy For Life Parquet Courts’ thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. Sympathy For Life finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity. Built largely from improvised jams, inspired by New York clubs, Primal Scream and Pink Floyd and produced in league with Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Hot Chip, David Byrne), Sympathy For Life was always destined to be dancey. Unlike its globally adored predecessor, 2018’s Wide Awake! the focus fell on grooves rather than rhythm. “Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party,” says co-frontman Austin Brown. “Sympathy For Life is influenced by the party itself. Historically, some amazing rock records been made from mingling in dance music culture – from Talking Heads to Screamadelica. Our goal was to bring that into our own music.” Rough Trade Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Elastica Singles [RSD21] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2021 - Drop 1. Available from Saturday 12th June over the counter (if we're open), with online sales from 6:00pm on the same day. Click notify me above to be kept up to date. The box set named “singles” is a reissue of the first 4 UK 7'’ singles and a bonus 7’’ specially chosen for RSD. 10 tracks altogether. This is the first time the original limited addition artwork work has been reproduced since it’s release. Now for the first time they’ll be boxed as 1 unique limited collectors edition. The band are huge supporters of RSD having already released the first album “Elastica” and a BBC sessions album on the same day in previous years. It feels fitting that the Box set should also follow in their footsteps. The original singles were initially released in small limited numbers, because of this they sold out immediately making it difficult to purchase a copy. The singles all reached indie number 1’s and top 40 chart positions. The numbering on the original sleeves we're individually printed by ourselves one evening after rehearsals. Tracklisting: 7” A. Stutter B. Pussycat 7” A. Connection B. See That Animal 7” A. Line Up B. Vaseline 7” A. Waking Up B. Gloria 7” A. Brighton Rock B. Car Wash Rough Trade 7" RSD 2021
JARV IS / Dennis Bovell Swanky Modes (Dennis Bovell Mixes) A 7" release of the reggae-pioneer and inovator Dennis Bovell's remixes of the JARV IS track Swanky Modes. Iggy Pop was so impressed he played BOTH of the mixes during the course of a single edition of his BBC 6Music radio show. This limited-run 7” single features hand-drawn label art by Jarvis himself & is housed in a bespoke cardboard sleeve with reinforced edging. Tuff. Rough Trade Records 7"
Pantha Du Prince The Triad: Ambient Versions A reworking of Pantha Du Prince's 2016 album The Triad, remiving the beats and most of the vocals to create ambient, smooth and relaxing version of the already atmospheric tracks. “The Triad Ambient Versions bring the listener into a free space, as music consists of strictly folded sonic spaces that can be structured for the dance, for body-movement: the heart beat synchronizes the movement,” wafts Hendrik Weber. “The ambient versions have no beats and the listener gets a more transparent musical picture, an image full of light-atmosphere non-defined and free, for the human spirit to unfold its own way of receiving space folded into time. The straight columns of rhythm were taken away for a light wind of silence and non-structured fluid movements.” Rough Trade LP
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Overnight Expected 14th October Rough Trade debut album from Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker ‘Overnight’ is their most ambitious record to date, focusing on Clarke’s extraordinary voice and lyrics, and Walker’s prodigious guitar-playing and arranging; the album features panoramic orchestration by an eclectic core of acclaimed musicians, including strings, horns, piano, double bass, and drums. The twelve songs – ten originals and two covers - recorded almost entirely live at Rockfield Studios in Wales - serve as a snapshot of the endless cycle of night into day and back again, morning light, into dusk, into black midnight, into greying dawn, and on, and on. Rough Trade CD | LP Pre-Order