Oscar Scheller HTTP404 He’s not calling it an album but the latest project from Oscar Scheller, is HTTP404. Since his debut full length, Cut & Paste, Oscar has been very busy working as a writer and producer for other pop acts (Mae Muller, Lily Allen etc). And as ably demonstrated by the two singles (“1UP” with Sarah Bonito and “Runaway” with Tiffi) that have come since that debut, he has very clearly made a huge leap as both a songwriter and producer. HTTP404 is a collection of 11 jaw-dropping pop songs, all bar one produced or co-produced by Oscar himself, and all bar one collaborations with other musicians he has been working with or who he has been excited by on the scene (including Lily Allen, PAWWS, Vera Hotsauce, Jevon and Havelock, amongst others). Gone are the guitars that characterized his earlier sound and now in their place we find synths, samples and programming that pull the work of Oscar Scheller right into the zeitgeist. Characterised by the incisive and witty lyrics we have come to know and love from Scheller and backed by melodies that will be jammed in your head all day long, HTTP404 is a rush of smart, pop magic. Wichita Recordings CD | LP
Lovvers Strangers / Tragedy Garage punkers Lovvers return from some relentless SXSW shows with a couple of new tracks on 7"! 'Strangers' comes backed with 'Wipers' cover Tragedy' www.myspace.com/letscommunicate Wichita Recordings 7"
Ride Weather Diaries The first album from Ride in over twenty years! Shoegazey indie rock tunes that follow up from 1996's Tarantula. For fans of Slowdive, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Future Islands. Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, ‘Weather Diaries’ is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ‘90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that’s ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive. Wichita Recordings CD | LP
Los Campesinos! Romance Is Boring (10th Anniversary) The tenth anniversary edition of the third full length album from the epectacular indie-poppers Los Campesinos! Los Campesinos! seemed so sure of themselves in the beginning. Hold On Now, Youngster… was the instantaneous Greatest Hits fronting as a debut; We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed the intentional evil twin. They carried themselves like critical favourites are expected to, with bulletproof taste and highly quotable interviews, studious enough with the canon to have a good laugh at its expense. By comparison, Romance is Boring appeared to be the quintessential third album identity crisis - significantly longer than what preceded it, bursting with ideas, delving into prog and emo and other places hip bands dared not tread in 2010. But there was never any reason to question the band’s confidence. Two years after declaring “Death to Los Campesinos!”, Romance is Boring sacrificed short-term security for the bigger picture, reinvigorating the band for the next decade by daring to ask: who did they really think they are? Wichita Recordings LP
Ride This Is Not A Safe Place We've got some signed posters of the album artwork, these are FREE with an album purchase, you just pay a little extra for postage. Both LPs include a download code. Shoegazers Ride are back with their sixth full length album and their second since reforming, following on from 2017's Weather Diaries. They've teamed up with producer Erol Alkan and mixer Alan Moulder again for this record. Wichita Recordings CD | LP