Jungle For Ever The long awaited second full length album from New Slang visitors Jungle, following up from their defining self-titled debut that was released back in 2014. Strong neo-soul & modern electric-funk sounds that garnered a Mercury Music Prize nomination. If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, For Ever is inspired by real life experiences of the places they’d dreamed of for so long. Swapping Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills, J and T set up camp in Los Angeles to write and record the album. Over time however, their romanticization of The Californian Dream clashed with the reality of actually living it, the feeling of being adrift on the West Coast compounded by the collapse of long-term relationships. Returning home to London, they teamed up with highly regarded young producer Inflo where they sought to create a "post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”, whittling down loads of ideas this concept spawned into the core 13 tracks you have before you. That station and those songs and that journey are the sound of Jungle’s second album For Ever. They had to go away to come home. And what J and T lost in love, they gained in music. For Ever is for real, deeper and higher, more intimate and more expansive, feelgood and, just occasionally, feelbad. It is, then, a proper second album. XL Recordings CD | LP
Jungle Heavy, California / Cherry A new 12" single from the New Slang visitors Jungle, taken from their highly anticipated second full length album For Ever. If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, For Ever is inspired by real life experiences of the places they’d dreamed of for so long. Swapping Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills, J and T set up camp in Los Angeles to write and record the album. Over time however, their romanticization of The Californian Dream clashed with the reality of actually living it, the feeling of being adrift on the West Coast compounded by the collapse of long-term relationships. Returning home to London, they teamed up with highly regarded young producer Inflo where they sought to create a "post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”, whittling down loads of ideas this concept spawned into the core 13 tracks you have before you. That station and those songs and that journey are the sound of Jungle’s second album For Ever. They had to go away to come home. And what J and T lost in love, they gained in music. For Ever is for real, deeper and higher, more intimate and more expansive, feelgood and, just occasionally, feelbad. It is, then, a proper second album. XL Recordings 12"
Wiki No Mountains In Manhattan Wiki has long been one of the dopest rappers in New York, and now releases his official debut album. The album from the former Ratking MC features appearances form Ghostface Killah and Your Old Droog, as well as production from Tony Seltzer, Alex Epton, Earl Sweatshirt (a.k.a. randomblackdude), Sporting Life, Kaytranada, and even Wiki himself. XL Recordings CD | LP
Jonny L Sawtooth Reissue of the 1997 drum & bass album from Jonny L, on blue coloured vinyl. XL Recordings LP
Ibeyi Ash We've got a limited amount of A2ish sized posters to give away with the album, you'll just need to pay a little extra for P&P. French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are back with their second album Ash, a record that tackles subjects as diverse as womanhood, spirituality, activism and racism, all conveyed in Ibeyi’s own unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced music that incorporates the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. Ash is the follow-up to the twin’s 2015 critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album that made Ibeyi a globally recognized name. While Ibeyi’s first album grappled with the past - the sister’s relationship, origins, loss, and roots. It earned them fans and collaborators in some of the most iconic and crucial artists of today, Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey included. By contrast, Ash is a more visceral and potent political statement, and while firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history, finds itself entirely concerned with Ibeyi’s present: Who Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi are, what’s important to them, and how they live today, especially given that the spheres, both personally and politically, are entirely different from when Ibeyi was recorded. XL Recordings CD | LP
Everything Is Recorded Close But Not Quite EP The first release from 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. This EP offers an insight to the music, experimentation and collaborations that happen in that studio. Features spots from Sampha, Giggs, Warren Ellis, Mela Murder and more. XL Recordings 12"
Basement Jaxx Raindrops Released 8th June. Basement Jaxx return with this euphoric glitchy rave tune. If you don't think this is a future top-10 you're deaf. This is their best single for ages. CD: 1. Raindrops 2. Wheel N Stop Ft. Serocee (Planet 3 version) 12": A. Raindrops B. Raindrops (Funk Agenda & Paul Thomas Redux) www.mysspace.com/basementjaxx XL Recordings 12" | CD
Friendly Fires Jump In The Pool (Remixes) Released 18th May. The opening track on Friendly Fires' awesome debut album gets the remix treatment twice over. The Thin White Duke remix takes the song's euphoric touches to their natural conclusion, while the Wild Geese remix gives the song a funkier, beat-based backbone. A. Jump In The Pool (Thin White Duke Remix) B. Jump In The Pool (Wild Geese Remix) www.myspace.com/friendlyfires Friendly Fires playing New Slang! XL Recordings 12"
Blue Roses I Am Leaving Released 1st June. Laura Groves AKA Blue Roses returns on XL with this first single from her forthcoming debut album. Tender Kate Bush-influenced folk with a touch of classic Britishness. A. I Am Leaving B. Moments Before Sleep www.myspace.com/musicofblueroses XL Recordings 7"
Jack Penate Be The One Released 15th June. Jack Penate returns with this summery brass-filled soul song before the release of his Paul Epworth-produced second album 'Everything Is New'. CD: 1. Be The One 2. Be The One (Fly Union Mix) 7": A. Be The One B. Down Below www.myspace.com/jackpenate Jack Penate playing New Slang! XL Recordings 7" | CD
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"
Peaches I Feel Cream Released 4th May. The ultra-risque Peaches returns with her most pop-sounding album to date, thanks to helpful additional production from the likes of Digitalism, Simian Mobile Disco and Soulwax. 1. Serpentine (I Don't Give A...Part 2) 2. Talk To Me 3. Lose You 4. More 5. Billionaire 6. I Feel Cream 7. Trick Or Treat 8. Show Stopper 9. Mommy Complex 10. Mud 11. Relax 12. Take You On www.myspace.com/peaches XL Recordings CD
Ratatat Mirando Released 9th March. The electronic duo release this awesome new single from 'LP3', backed with a fierce remix from Yacht and the first ever remix from Animal Collective! A1. Mirando A2. Mirando (Yacht remix) B1. Mirando (Animal Collective remix) www.myspace.com/ratatat XL Recordings 12"
Blue Roses Doubtful Comforts Released 2nd March. Kate Bush-esque acoustic folk from Laura Groves. Twee beauty for fans of Alessi's Ark, Tilly And The Wall and the like. A. Doubtful Comforts B. Outro www.myspace.com/musicofblueroses XL Recordings 7"
Titus Andronicus The Airing Of Greivances Released 26th January. XL Recordings remaster and rerelease Titus Andronicus' acclaimed debut album. Powerhouse indie-rock with punk rock influence. Kind of like if The Constantines or early Hold Steady fell in love with shoegaze. Well good. 1. Fear And Loathing In Mahwah, NJ 2. My Time Outside The Womb 3. Joset Of Nazareth's Blues 4. Arms Against Atrophy 5. Upon Viewing Brueghel's "Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus" 6. Titus Andronicus 7. No Future 8. No Future Part Two: The Days After No Future 9. Albert Camus www.myspace.com/titusandronicus XL Recordings CD | LP
The Raconteurs Old Enough Out 15th December 26th January. The Raconteurs rework two tracks from their back catalogue with the help of country legend Ricky Skaggs and rising star Ashley Monroe. The result is two detours down a bluegrass direction from Jack White's other band. A. Old Enough B. Top Yourself www.myspace.com/theraconteurs XL Recordings 7"
Esser Satisfied Remixes Released late November. Limited to 750 copies. One per customer. Two remixes of the new Esser single, one coming Toddla T and Ross Orton plus a dub from the legendary dancehall producer Mad Professor. A. Satisfied (Toddla T & Ross Orton remix) B. Satisfied (Mad Professor Dub) XL Recordings 12"
The Cool Kids Mikey Rocks The new single from hip-hop's biggest buzz act this year The Cool Kids. A stand-out from their 'Bake Sale' record. A. Mikey Rocks B. Bassment Party www.myspace.com/thecoolkids XL Recordings 12"
Nic Nell Glow Released 1st December. Debut single on XL from local kid Nic Nell, who has previously remixed the likes of Friendly Fires and Sportsday Megaphone, and managed to find himself described as "N-Trance crossed with "At The Drive-In"! A. Glow B. TBC www.myspace.com/nicnell XL Recordings 7"