Cuffed Up Cuffed Up EP A UK/EU exclusive variant of the ace new EP from the LA-based group Cuffed Up. An exciting mix of indie-punk with some dream-pop elements that'll appeal to fans of Wolf Alice, Swim Deep, Bully and bdrmm. “French Exit” sets the table for the kind of confessional punk that Cuffed Up brings in spades. The accompanying video for the single, directed by Josh Drew, wonderfully intercuts the track’s isolating feeling with the intimacy that can come when you find that one person who understands. With comparisons to 90’s bands like Sonic Youth and The Pixies to modern day post-punk UK acts like IDLES, it’s no wonder why the LA based quartet, Cuffed Up, have been turning heads since their debut double A-side “Small Town Kid” and “Mother/Father” was released at the end of 2019. The band garnered much support as an unsigned act first of all from KEXP (Song of The Day/Music That Matters), and subsequently from the likes of NME, DIY Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit. Hassle Records 12" Pre-Order
Freeze The Atlantic The People Are Revolting The third album from Freeze The Atlantic, following on from 2014's self titled record. The band know all about writing songs that are intensely melodic and full of explosive riffs and heavy-hitting beats. Formed by members of Hundred Reasons and Reuben, the band have a wealth of experience behind them and it shows with their strong and distinct alt-rock sound. For fans of Finch, The Xcerts, Hundred Reasons, Reuben and Pulled Apart By Horses. “We felt this time we wanted to try something different and we’re super glad we did,” explains vocalist Liv Puente. “We don’t like to repeat ourselves much so this was a new challenge, which pushed us all as musicians. We added a few overdubs there and there, and the vocals were recorded in the evening so I had something to sing to, but everything else is just the band in a room, playing as we would live. It’s quite risky and ballsy but we think the result is by far the most honest and raw record we’ve made so far.” LP
Acceptance Phantoms (15th Anniversary) Vinyl reissue of the debut Bad Timing Records release, Phantoms by Acceptance, pressed on 'clear w/ dark blue pinwheel' coloured vinyl, /750. "Over seven years ago, in July 2013, Zack and I started Bad Timing Records by pressing Acceptance’s Phantoms to vinyl for the first time. I remember everything about working on that release — all the careful planning, working with the band to promote it, wanting to make sure we’d be able to ship the records as soon as we put them on sale. It was exciting and definitely scary, doing that first release. Phantoms wound up moving through its 1,000-unit first pressing in about four hours, then we saw another 1,000 units go pretty quickly in a second press a while later. Now, sixty some-odd releases later since BTR-001, we’re excited to revisit this awesome record we hold so closely to our hearts with a special 15th-anniversary third pressing." "We get questions about making more of Phantoms all the time, and we’re pleased to be presenting what we think is our best pressing of the album yet alongside the band. For the 15th anniversary of the original album release, we’ve updated the packaging to a gatefold jacket that features all the lyrics and liner notes that were previously included on an insert. We’ve also got two new vinyl variants (pressing info listed below) that recall the original variants, but in our opinion … raise the bar a little bit." - Bad Timing Records Bad Timing Records LP
I Am The Avalanche Dive Here we go, the new full length album from the excellent I Am The Avalanche, their first new music in 6 years. Anthemic punk-rock ffo: Menzingers, Pup, Set Your Goals NYC’s I Am The Avalanche are back with DIVE, their first new music in 6 years and while a near global lockdown isn't the ideal preparation for releasing an album, it hasn't stopped them creating another masterful, melodic punk rock record that showcases everything that's special about the band. Written in Brooklyn throughout 2019, their fourth full length delivers a message of hope, where friends, family and loved ones are everything and whatever the world throws up, there’s strength in unity. A record that’s here at just the right time, for all the right people. Big Scary Monsters LP
Bartees Strange Live Forever LP is on 'tan + red swirl' coloured vinyl. The highly anticipated debut full length album from the genre-chemist Bartees Strange. Released via Will Yip's Memory Music label. Strange grew up in Mustang, Oklahoma, an overwhelmingly white and racist sundown town on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. In Mustang, he says, “I didn’t let myself be seen. I held myself down so I could make people feel more comfortable around me.” Live Forever is a direct and stunning result of this conviction. It’s impossible to divorce the reality of Strange’s personal trajectory from the intricate and idiosyncratic 13-track saga on record: it spans gentle, Moses Sumney-meets-Yves Jarvis minimalism, Killers-ish indie rock vigor with post-punk cracks in its danceable veneer, the throbbing industrial alt-soul of Algiers, Justin Vernon’s acoustic tenderness, and the volatile, unforgiving production and delivery of Death Grips. Simply put, it is a combination that none but Strange could execute under—and as a result of—precise circumstances. Run For Cover / Memory Music LP
Seahaven Halo of Hurt UK / EU exclusive LP is on 'black in milky clear' coloured vinyl. Regular LP is on 'black and white moon phase' coloured vinyl. Here we go. The long-awaited and highly anticipated return from the inimitable and excellent alt-rockers Seahaven. Following on from 2014's spellbinding and genre-defying Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only. Fans of Balance & Composure, mewithoutYou, Manchester Orchestra, Thrice and Basement should check this out. Halo of Hurt is Seahaven’s first album in six years and a riveting new chapter in their ongoing evolution. Astral and eerie, moonlit and menacing, it reignites the magic dust that made Seahaven’s early 2010s run so special. It’s an adventurous rock album that urges you to grapple with your self doubt and innermost demons, then cast them into oblivion. “In Halo of Hurt, there’s some underlying anxiety from coming up short after 2014,” lead vocalist Kyle Soto admits. “I wanted to bring it back to the beginning of the band -- a revived version of our younger selves in my garage in 2009. No timelines, no pressure. No need to fit a certain mold.” Pure Noise CD | LP
Creeper Creeper EP Vinyl re-press of the HIGHLY sought after debut EP from the excellent Kingston visitors CREEPER! Before signing their deal with Roadrunner Records, Creeper released a self-titled debut EP on their own label. The EP included tracks that are still live set classics and fan favourites to this day with huge anthems such as VCR and Novena. The EP was released digitally and on a hugely limited run of vinyl that sold out immediately and is much sought after still. On Friday 13th – a lucky day for all Creeper fans – Roadrunner Records reissues that debut EP on vinyl for the first time since. These special limited pressings feature the original artwork and lyric sheet inside and come on Glow In The Dark vinyl and Pumpkin Orange Transparent vinyl. With the band’s star rising hugely since, culminating in their second album debuting at #5 in the UK album charts in August, these limited pressings are sure to sell out quickly. Roadrunner 12"
Tigers Jaw I Won't Care How You Remember Me Banquet exclusive LP is on 'champagne' coloured vinyl. /300. The sixth full length album from frequent Banquet visitors Tigers Jaw, offering another dose of their endlessly charming mixture of indie-pop meets emo / punk. Fans of Jimmy Eat World, Basement, The Menzingers, Paramore (Brand New Eyes era) and Into It. Over It. should get into this. "We recorded this album in 2019 in what feels like a different world, but the sentiments remain the same. It’s about confidence at war with doubt, living in the moment, learning from the past, and taking stock of what’s truly important." Described by the member's moms as Saves The Day meets Fleetwood Mac, Tigers Jaw has been carving out their own legacy in the indie, alternative, and emo-punk genres since 2006. Hopeless CD | LP Pre-Order