Everything Is Recorded Friday Forever FRIDAY FOREVER is the second album from multi-artist project Everything Is Recorded, helmed by producer artist Richard Russell. This follows the critically acclaimed and Mercury Music Prize nominated debut of 2018, Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell. FRIDAY FOREVER takes on a multi-lensed perspective of a classic night out, followed closely by the sobering reflections of the next morning. The album features an array of new collaborators – in British rappers Aitch, FLOHIO and Berwyn, Irish singer songwriters Maria Somerville and Kean Kavanagh, the inimitable voices of A.K. Paul, James Massiah, and returning vocalist Infinite Coles – as well as established names like Ghostface Killah and Penny Rimbaud. XL Recordings CD | LP
Lapsley Through Water The second full length album from the awesome Kingston visitor Låpsley, following on from her acclaimed 2016 debut full length Long Way Home. Through Water is without doubt Låpsley’s most accomplished work to date, written and recorded during her transition into young womanhood. With Låpsley as the major producer and songwriter, the ten songs (whittled down from over one hundred) reflect her newfound confidence, clarity and self-awareness as an artist, documenting a wealth of personal experiences and coming-of-age stories set against a thematic backdrop of water, climate, weather and the elements. XL Recordings 7" | CD | LP
Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (10th Anniversary) In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualised in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008, I’m New Here was Scott-Heron’s first album in thirteen years and found him sounding as vital, boundary-pushing and insightful as ever before. On 7th February 2020 - the tenth anniversary of I'm New Here's release - XL Recordings will release a limited-edition, expanded version of the album. In addition to the original album, the I'm New Here 10th Anniversary Edition features two unreleased tracks - a cover of Richie Havens’ 'Handsome Johnny’ and a previously unheard Scott-Heron song 'King Henry IV’ - as well as a selection of other recordings from the original I’m New Here sessions that were only previously available on a rare, vinyl only deluxe version of the LP. XL Recordings CD | LP
Gil Scott-Heron Were New Again - A Re-imagining by Makaya McCraven We've got some A2 posters of the album artwork - these are FREE with a purchase of the LP, you just pay a little extra P&P. To mark the tenth anniversary of the release of I’m New Here, the thirteenth - and last - studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, XL Recordings will release a unique reinterpretation of the album by acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven. It’s set to follow in the footsteps of Jamie xx’s highly acclaimed 2011 remix album We’re New Here and will be McCraven’s first release of 2020, following the huge global acclaim heaped upon his 2018 album Universal Beings. One of the most vital new voices in modern jazz, McCraven is described by the New York Times as a "Chicago-based drummer, producer and beat maker, [who] has quietly become one of the best arguments for jazz’s vitality" XL Recordings CD | LP
Nines Crop Circle High rising, North West London rapper Nines is back with a full length that follows on from 2017s acclaimed One Foot Out. Crop Circle features cameo appearances from J Hus, Mist, Mostack, and Kurupt FM’s Grindah and Beats among others. XL CD
Everything Is Recorded Show Love / Carry Me Available over the counter only. 1. Show Love" (feat Syd & Sampha) 2. Carry Me" (feat Obongjayar) The third release from Everything Is Recorded, the collaborative artist project from Richard Russell of XL Recordings. Recorded at his studio in West London, artists visit to write, record sessions, experiment and share ideas. XL
Powell Frankie and Jonny Two tracks from Powell's forthcoming full length. Playful and fun electro! XL 12" Pre-Order
Liss First EP Second single from Danish teens Liss. ‘Sorry’ is a enchanting slice of R&B built around singer Søren Holm’s distinct, soulful vocal. Described by The Guardian as “a liquid piece of fast-paced funk pop that imagines what might have happened had Michael Jackson recorded with Arthur Russell” and Crack Magazine simply as “nonchalantly effortless pop”, it was an irresistible first statement from the Aarhus, Denmark-based quartet, and a compelling introduction to Liss’ unique brand of Nordic soul. XL 12"