Stone Foundation / Laville The Light In Us Having spent 2019 touring with Paul Weller and Mavis Staples, Stone Foundation return with the first single from their forthcoming 9th studio album. For this new single the band have teamed up with up and coming soul singer Laville (Acid Jazz Records). The b-side is the road-tested fan favourite Freedom Starts! Both tracks see the band taking another step forward whilst maintaining the classic soul sound that has seen their two most recent albums chart in the UK top 30. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. 100% Records 7" Pre-Order
Amyl And The Sniffers Live At The Croxton A live 7" release from the excellent Amyl And The Sniffers, recorded live at The Hoxton, Melbourne Australia. Scuzzy, fuzzy and classic punk-rock tunes. Rough Trade Records 7" Pre-Order
Disclosure Ultimatum A long-awaited return from Disclosure, with a big sumer-song featuring the Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara. “Sorry it’s been a while - we have been missing you all immensely, so we wanted to share with you something we’ve been working on now the sun is shining and the trees are green. A few months ago, we stumbled across an amazing female vocalist named Fatoumata Diawara. While digging through her discography we discovered this beautiful sample and started messing around, having fun and experimenting with it. The result is our new song, ‘Ultimatum’.“ island 12"
The Lovely Eggs Still Second Rate “Still Second Rate” is the second single from The Lovely Eggs forthcoming album “I am Moron.” Released on limited edition 7” snot green vinyl and accompanied by mind melting artwork designed by Casey Raymond “Still Second Rate” is the latest instalment in the Lovely Eggs current catalogue of contempt for a modern culture that is bringing the world to its knees. “Still Second Rate” forces you to question the difference between value and worth. It also includes a pretty impressive re-creation by the band of the Working Tax Credit Hotline hold music! It follows on from their single “This Decision” released earlier this year which reached number #1 in both the physical and vinyl charts and was hammered by DJs at BBC 6 Music including Iggy Pop, Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson and John Kennedy at Radio X. For the last two years The Lovely Eggs have sat back and watched England and the rest of the planet slowly eat itself. Their new album “I am Moron” is the result of their observations. Following up from their critically acclaimed 2017 album “This is Eggland”. It is their second album co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) and continues their journey through Eggland into the unknown. Continuing the heaviness of “ This is Eggland” “I am Moron” brings more depth to their sound bringing with it a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness. Some songs flicker between an earthly realism and the otherworldly loneliness of a one way space mission. With no booking agent, manager, record label or publisher The Lovely Eggs are truly independent. And this isn’t due to economics. This is by design. From day one. And support for them is snowballing. They are selling out bigger and bigger venues and more eggheads are joining them in their crusade against bullshit. Still Second Rate is a powerful harsh hit at reality. The Lovely Eggs say it how it is. They’ve never been afraid to swim against the current and now they’ve got an army of fans behind them. Egg Records 7" Now Shipping
Ellis The Fuzz EP The wonderful EP from the singer-songwriter Ellis. Mixing up shoegazey and dream pop sounds. If you're into the likes of slowdive, Phoebe Bridgers or Alvvays then check this out. “The Drain,” The Fuzz’s grand opener; A meditation on the disorienting qualities of desire, “The Drain” crystallizes all of Ellis’ defining qualities - rainy-day guitar ripples, slow-motion momentum, luminous synth smears as vivid and static as a nighttime skyline. But Siggelkow’s distant-yet-direct voice projects confidence and fortitude in its naked vulnerability despite barely being pitched above a whisper. Fat Possum Records 12"
Purple Mountains All My Happiness is Gone A 12" single lifted from the self-titled record from Purple Mountains, featuring the original track alongside a couple of remixes. Drag City 12"
Paul Weller In Another Room Not sure if we'll see any of this one, for now click the Notify me button, just in case! Ghost Box is very proud to present a new EP by Paul Weller. The eclecticism of his career goes without saying and in Ghost Box Weller finds the perfect home to explore his interest in experimental tape music and early electronics. The four tracks here though are more than just experiments. Tape manipulation, field recordings and instrumental passages are artfully arranged to create a gently uncanny and psychedelic atmosphere. During the final piece Rejoice the abstraction starts to resolve into a more conventional and joyful group sound. No sooner has the melody taken shape when it suddenly collapses, deepening the magic and mystery of the whole work. In part this is musique concre?te in the tradition of Pierre Schaeffer. The “sonic art” of Trevor Wishart being perhaps a closer parallel. Unlike the mid-century pioneers of avant garde music, Weller introduces subtle melodic elements and ghostly fragments of song. Pianos drift in from next-door rooms with an atmosphere not unlike the work of Virginia Astley. The resulting impression is melancholy and reflective with a dreamlike sense of loss. Ghost Box Pre-Order
The Wedding Present Once More The Wedding Present are set to re-release their second single, 'Once More' on the Preston label Optic Nerve Records. Optic Nerve 7" Pre-Order