Bloody Knees You Can Have It A new 7" EP from the awesome and aggressive garage-punk rockers Bloody Knees. “‘Reel’ is a guaranteed body mover. If you’re at a Bloody Knees show this song is gonna get you moving. It’s a proper straight forward rock song with heaps of energy. It’s so fun for us to play." BK took their infectious spirit to the masses, playing festivals across the country and shows alongside the likes of Wolf Alice, The Magic Gang, Swim Deep, Honeyblood, Superfood and a load more. Bloody Knees are everything you would expect - noisy, teething with pop-punk sentiments and sleazy riffs. All in a delicate, rapturous balance - whilst packing enough of a punch to keep you on your toes with each and every listen. If you like being covered in blood, push pits and stage diving or even if you’re prone to thinking too much, it’s time to listen up – to the band’s ferocious, no-holds-barred style, that's pushing their sound towards new visceral heights. Distiller 7"
TTNG Animals Acoustic A new acoustic reworking of TTNG's classic album Animals, a vibrant and super fun, mathy-guitar driven indie-rock album. It's not celebrating it's tenth anniversary with this acoustic edition. If you're into the likes of American Football, And So I Watch You From Afar or Delta Sleep then give this a listen. The guitar strolls of Tim Collis and lyrics from vocalist Stuart Smith weave and knit through the complex rhythm sections provided by drummer Chris Collis. “I was always, and unapologetically, a fan of the music we created,” Smith says reflecting back on the release. “For me I wrote the music not only as a catharsis, but because I enjoyed listening to the end product.” Sargent House CD | LP
Doe Grow into It The second full length album from the awesome indie-punkers Doe. “’Grow into It’ is an album about the ageing process and growth” explains singer and guitarist Nicola Leel. “Lyrically, I wanted to write an album about getting older that was an antithesis of the overdone trope of male bands singing about rejecting adulthood and wanting to stay young and get wasted with their friends forever. Instead, Grow into It is about finding light and freedom in age and finding autonomy in death. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Tigers Jaw Tigers Jaw (10th Anniversary) Hold tight for out pre-order, for now just click the notify me button. The tenth anniversary of the adored self-titled album from Kingston visitors Tigers Jaw, a gem within emo/indie-punk. This LP package comes in a gatefold with the original and alternative artworks, a picture flexi 7" that contains an alternative version of Chemicals, as well as a zine that features write ups from friends and fans of the band about the record (includes pieces from Phoebe Bridgers, Camp Cope, Citizen, Will Yip and more) For the past few years, five young friends from Scranton, PA known as Tigers Jaw have been playing their brand of upbeat yet melancholy indie-rock, captivating nearly everyone in the room each time. The subtle yet massively clever lyrics combine with music that moves with such youthful exuberance even the most jaded listener will look back to their more careless days. The debut from Tigers Jaw may wear is influences on its sleeve, but instead of a repetitive list of sound-alike bands, themes such as death, friendship, and growing up are tackled from an endearing and hopeful perspective that is almost impossible not to relate to. 1. The Sun 2. Plane Vs. Tank Vs. Submarine 3. I Saw Water 4. Chemicals 5. Between Your Band and the Other Band 6. Heat 7. I Was Never Your Boyfriend 8. Meals on Wheel 9. Arms Across America 10. Never Saw It Coming Run For Cover Pre-Order
Cursive Vitriola The eighth full length album from Cursive, following on from 2012's I Am Gemini. We're super excited to see this legendary emo / post-hardcore group release some long-awaited new music. “...Cursive rocking out at its best. Lyrically, frontman Tim Kasher never misses a step (see the men-as-animals ‘From The Hips’ and ‘Donkeys’), proving once again why he’s among indie rock’s greats.” - Billboard Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence Glassjaw's 2000 debut album which kickstarted their legacy as one of the finest post-hardcore bands in recent memory. Produced with Ross Robinson this is an intense mesh of metallic riffs, melody and unrelenting noise. CD: 1. Pretty Lush 2. Siberian Kiss 3. When Eight Becomes Two Zeroes 4. Ry Rys Song 5. Lovebites & Razorlines 6. Hurting & Shoving (She Should Have Let Me Sleep) 7. Majour 8. Her Middle Name Was "Boom" 9. Piano 10. Babe 11. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence 12. Motel Of The White Locust Double LP: 1. Pretty Lush 2. Siberian Kiss 3. When Eight Becomes Two Zeroes 4. Ry Rys Song 5. Lovebites & Razorlines 6. Hurting & Shoving (She Should Have Let Me Sleep) 7. Majour 8. Her Middle Name Was "Boom" 9. Piano 10. Babe 11. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence 12. Motel Of The White Locust 13. Modern Love Story 14. Convectuoso (Demo) Roadrunner Records CD | LP
It Looks Sad. Sky Lake The highly anticipated debut album from It Looks Sad., their first set of new music since 2015. A beautiful mix of shoegazey emo sounds with indie-punk. If you're into the likes of Turnover, Beach House, Cigarettes After Sex, Tigers Jaw or Wild Pink then give this a listen. Unlike any previous It Looks Sad. project, these 15 songs are more partial to synths than guitars. Opening track “Shave” recalls the thumping shimmer-pop of Washed Out, and there’re a series of sub-two-minute interludes that soak Turner’s disaffected voice in auto-tune a la fellow NC musician Mathew Cothran (Coma Cinema). Whereas Turner’s early material reached out to pull listeners in, Sky Lake builds a world that’s lush and inviting but doesn’t beg to be entered. “I really wanted to write songs that just sounded like a dream, or visuals/symbols,” Turner says. Tiny Engines LP Pre-Order
Now, Now Saved The long awaited new album from Now, Now, finally following on from their adored, unique and highly poetic 2012 album Threads. A huge evolution with their poetic dream-pop but the groups core emo-rock roots are still apparent and familiar. Saved is a testament to the creative benefits of taking your time, external pressures be damned; unquestionably, the album contains some of the band’s strongest songs to date, from the softly exuberant choruses of “Yours” to “AZ,” a standout that combines the band’s six-stringed past with the electronic touches they so capably employ throughout the record. It’s a document of quiet effort made stronger by overcoming the self-doubt and creative quagmires the duo faced over the last six years. "We needed to be dragged through the mud to get where we are," KC says proudly. "Writing this album, I learned that what you believe will happen will happen." Trans Records / Lab Records CD | LP
Slingshot Dakota Broken The new 7" from Slingshot Dakota, featuring two unreleased tracks that were recorded with Todd Schied in the same session as their critically acclaimed 2016 full length, Break. They've been in Kingston before and play super loveable indie/emo, for fans of Rilo Kiley, Basement and Tigers Jaw. Specialist Subject Records 7"