Arthur Russell Calling Out of Context Vinyl reissue of the 2004 compilation album of songs written and recorded by experimental musician Arthur Russell, recorded at his home and various studios between 1973 and 1992. Rough Trade Records LP
Honey Hahs Dear Someone, Happy Something The debut full length album from South London's Honey Hahs, three sisters Rowan, Robin and Sylvie. At the time of writing, the trio have an average age of only 13 and a half years old! If you're into the likes of Goat Girl, Fat White Family or Shame then give this album a listen. Rough Trade Records CD | LP
Starcrawler Hollywood Ending 2 new tracks from the awesome LA rock 'n' rollers Starcrawler. "Super refreshing to see this mix of 70's theatricality and Stooges electricity" - Gerard Way "Starcrawler are really changing the norms in which women are seen in music. We haven't really seen that kind of un-styled, un-made up, un-record company organised talent for a long, long time." - Shirley Manson (Garbage) Rough Trade Records 7"
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Seedlings All ’Seedlings All' is Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker’s first album to be made up of all original songs, and is songwriter Clarke's most autobiographical work to date. As she explains: “For the first time I’m out there alone with a bunch of songs that expose my insecurities, fears of failure and inflated pride. They deal with my own specific thoughts and feelings about the reality of pursuing this kind of career, the cost to personal relationships, circumstance and lifestyle, and asking the question - "Is this still worth it?” They’re about trying to find an inner balance in an environment that doesn’t provide any balance or certainty. Where one day everything is brilliant and the next day it could all be over. Where one night ends in a standing ovation and the next starts by playing to an empty room." Rough Trade Records CD | LP
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker The Birds EP ‘The Birds’ is a suite of six songs that explore the themes of migration and departure. These are songs of autumn and shorter days, of flying south and the first feelings of early winter. It is deliberately dark and melancholic and ever so slightly sinister in places. In contrast to the full band-sound so exquisitely captured on their 2016 album ‘Overnight’, Josienne and Ben chose to record in a minimalist way using only instruments that they could play in Ben’s basement home studio. It also allowed Ben the opportunity to experiment with Moog and drum machine rendering the songs with a subtle electronic texture. Rough Trade Records 12"