Jungle Jungle [LRS20] This is an exclusive and limited 'Love Record Stores 2020' release and will be available to order from Saturday 20th June, strictly one per customer. London-based collective Jungle release their eponymous debut album on XL Recordings It's one of the year's most anticipated records. Their album was recorded between J's bedroom in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in nearby Ladbroke Grove. There is no blueprint to Jungle's irresistible, life-enhancing, report-to-the-dancefloor sound but there are many ingredients. It's P-Funk and 'Grand Theft Auto', it's Curtis Mayfield and 'Tron', it's the Beach Boys and Joy Division and Marvin Gaye and Can, all cut up and refracted in a London neighbourhood where anything can happen. Those with long memories might detect a resurrection of A Certain Ratio or Chakk's fractured funk here. But for most of Jungle's growing and increasingly fanatical crowd it's not about the history. It's about a remedy for overstuffed pop and bloated stadium house and dull social realist rock. It's about getting back to the groove. It's the hottest day of the year. Slender bodies swaying in the heat haze. You're on a beach, but it's more than a beach - the colours are brighter, the sunlight warmer, the cool sea a more psychedelic shade of turquoise. And somewhere nearby there's a band playing. This is where Jungle want to take you. An infinite holiday, a place called bliss, a great escape from the grey and the everyday - because, as aesthetes from Oscar Wilde to Pharrell Williams knew, there is nothing so serious as fun and nothing as subversive as happiness. XL LP
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool [LRS20] This is an exclusive and limited 'Love Record Stores 2020' release and will be available to order from Saturday 20th June, strictly one per customer. XL LP
Peaches Talk To Me Released 27th April. Peaches offers up this sleaze-filled first offering from her 'I Feel Cream' album, produced by Soulwax with a flipside mixed by Simian Mobile Disco. A. Talk To Me B. More www.myspace.com/peaches XL Recordings 7"
Radiohead Amnesiac [vinyl] Double 10" reissue of Radiohead's fifth album Amnesiac on 180gram vinyl and follows in the musical style of Kid A Although it's more song-driven and acoustic than Kid A, Radiohead's Amnesiac was hulled from the same sessions and it marked the first time in the band's career that a new record didn't bring about a complete shift in artistic priorities. It's nevertheless another brilliant offering from the most musically innovative band in modern music and another fine example of the fact that they're comfortably in a league all their own. XL 10" | LP
Radiohead Hail To The Thief Double LP reissue of Radiohead's sixth album Hail To The Thief. They return to a more guitar driven sound but maintain the experrimental electrocis and manipulations! XL LP
Badly Drawn Boy The Hour Of Bewilderbeast [15th Anniversary Edition] 15th Anniversary edition of Badly Drawn Boy's Mercury prize winning debut album The Hour Of Bewilderbeast. It features new artwork and the doble CD includes bonus unheard tracks! XL CD | LP
Kurupt FM Presents The Lost Tape Kurupt FM / Various Artists Having already made history by single-handedly bringing back UK Garage, the stars of BBC’s BAFTA winning comedy People Just Do Nothing Kurupt FM have decided to do it again with the greatest mix ever recorded - according to them. The legendary set was broadcast live in 2011 on Kurupt FM 108.9 and was recorded onto cassette tape by an anonymous listener. Once lost in a backpack in deepest Brentford, the Lost Tape has now been uncovered, remixed and mastered for the very first time. The Lost Tape is a journey across an entire CD, documenting the seminal tracks which have shaped club culture from Hammersmith Boulevard to the Champagne Steam Rooms. MC’d by DJ Beats and MC Grindah and mixed live by Steves, it’s over an hour of UK Garage, Grime and 100% Kurupt originals, including ‘Suttin’ Like That’. XL CD
Powell Frankie and Jonny Two tracks from Powell's forthcoming full length. Playful and fun electro! XL 12" Pre-Order