Astronomyy Rest In Paradise Only 500 pressed, glow in the dark vinyl The new 5 track EP from electro / pop artist, Astronomyy. The EP has been pressed on glow in the dark vinyl to match Astronmyy’s Space Aesthetic and individually personalised by the artist. The style of the music is a blend of electro with some RnB beats but with an indie singer-songwriter approach to give an airy feel in places, self branded as Urban-surf. 'Rest In Paradise' explores the journey of a relationship. From being Hypnotized and falling unconditionally, through tense uncertainty and self-doubt, to the final, title track, 'Rest In Paradise' — which is open to interpretation as to whether that's the end or just the start. Sonically, the EP opens with dense, layered guitars and heavy 808s in Hypnotized – contrasting dark brooding sounds with pretty, nonchalant vocals. Things I'd Do for U takes a much lighter feel, mixing surf guitars and elements of trap - a genre I like to call guitar'n'b. The moody, sparse and stripped-back Don't Need U slows the pace down for the second part of the record. Everythin' On My Mind picks up where Don't Need U finishes and takes on a west-coast/chill/summer hybrid. It's a co-production with YOG$, who sampled my song Nothin' On My Mind. The final, title track touches on a less-linear sound. A clash of hazy vocals, hyperactive percussion and big broad beats. A stoner-anthem, if you will. Astronomyy will be playing on the 1st March at Scala in London, find the event here. Lunar Surf 12"
Vant Dumb Blood The highly anticipated debut album from VANT, alt-rock with fiery and visceral punk vibes. ‘Dumb Blood’ is music that incites moshpit bedlam and their lyrics demand discussion – on environmentalism, inequality, racism, religion, social media isolation and the all-out self-destruction of mankind. It’s been a wild whirlwind for VANT so far. From hitting the road with INHEAVEN and The Big Moon on DIY’s very own Neu Tour back in 2015, to getting their first turn on some of the summer’s biggest stages this summer, their feet have barely had time to touch the floor. And now, wasting no time whatsoever, they’ve confirmed details of their hotly-awaited debut. Deluxe CD features 9 bonus tracks including the previously unreleased songs Mess Around and Holy Water, plus an alternate take on Peace & Love called Peace & Love (Reprise) and a couple of tracks that were only previously available on 7” vinyl, Bribe Me To My Grave and All Our Babies. Parlophone CD | LP Signed
Los Campesinos Sick Scenes We've got some signed A2 posters that come free with the album, they just cost a little extra for P&P. The sixth studio album by the indie-pop rockers, Los Campesinos! They've visited Kingston multiple times, always bringing an abundance of energy to the room. There's no doubt that they've been building up sonically in a very progressive way with each album, this is evident in the new lead single, I Broke Up In Amarante. We can't wait to hear these new songs! The album exists as a release of pent-up aggression, a document of both personal and societal malaise. But it’s also a celebration of just getting to be a band again, of getting to play music with our friends. Thematically the record is concerned with fumbling for personal relevance while trying to be a better person. Repressing anxiety and attempting to function while constantly maintaining the perfect two-beer buzz. It is set upon a backdrop of non-league football, prescribed medication, and crumbling hometowns. These truly are the Sickest Scenes. Wichita CD | LP
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah The Tourist The fifth album from indie-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Musically, the album is said to be a “nod” to Alec Ounsworth’s inspirations, such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and Paul Simon, and features keyboard-laden cuts alongside more folk-based numbers. In terms of theme, Ounsworth uses The Tourist to reflect on an emotional last couple of years, describing the songs as a “type of purge.” A “purge of certain emotional confusion that manifested itself in the last several years,” he explains. “I’d rather not say that it was a dark time, but it was a difficult time in my life — among the most difficult. But I needed and need to try to let it go. And this is how I let things go.” CYHSY inc CD | LP
Pissed Jeans Why Love Now Indies exclusive colour tbc.. The new album from the punk charged noise-rock band Pissed Jeans. Why Love Now is the follow up from 2013's Honeys. With gravelly vocals, arrogant and infectious guitar riffs with heavy hitting drums makes for a highly sludgey and noisey listen that's perfect for head nodding and foot stomping. "Rock bands can retreat to the safety of what rock bands usually sing about. So 60 years from now, when no one has a telephone, bands will be writing songs like, ‘I’m waiting for her to call me on my telephone.’ Kids are going to be like, ‘Grandpa, tell me, what was that?’ I’d rather not shy away from talking about the internet or interactions in 2016,” says frontman Matt Korvette. Sub Pop CD | LP
Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors Indies only exclusive LP comes on double clear with black smoke vinyl with an etching on the D-side The seventh studio album from the experimental musical group Dirty Projectors. Vivid textures and beats behind auto-tuned harmonies and vocalist David Longstreth's softly sung lyrics. Fans of Bon Iver should get into this. The new album does everything we want and expect from Dirty Projectors - but in a way we never could have imagined or anticipated. In a career of surprising conceptual gambits, unexpected stylistic evolutions, and continually changing lineups. CD | LP
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana We've got some A2 posters that can go with the album, they're free but you will have to pay a little extra for P&P Talking about the making of Flying Microtonal Banana, Eric Moore of the band said: Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu. The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a Turkish horn called a Zurna. Shimmering, hypnotic and propulsive and powered along, as ever, by the metronomic beat of two drummers, Flying Microtonal Banana takes a subtle musical shift away from the frazzled freak-beat of its predecessor, Nonagon Infinity which was released earlier this year. Trance like, in parts clipped and concise yet deeply psychedelic, it reveals yet another musical side to a band seemingly in perpetual motion. Heavenly CD | LP