Little Dragon Lover Chanting EP Little Dragon wanted to bring new music into the world that has an airy and fun lightness to it. “For all the lovers out there, chant along! Dance for peace and unity in this world of madness!” declare the band. Lead singer Yukimi Nagano adds that the EP is about, “The force of love. Not only between two people but the force of love in this universe as the ultimate ecstasy. Whether that is while you’re dancing at a disco forgetting where you are or just staring at the moon on a clear night, it can be anything. A swim in the ocean, a glance at a stranger--it’s a personal individual thing. Call it what you want but we have all felt it. So, embrace the great mystery of everything that your brain can’t grasp and lose track in the most beautiful sense.” Ninja Tune 12" Pre-Order
Idles / Heavy Lungs Danny Nedelko 7" A new split 7" from the awesome Kingston visitors IDLES with Heavy Lungs. Astounding and very important punk-charged songs that are a sign of the times. Heavy Lungs feature the legendary Danny Nedelko as their frontman – made famous by IDLES’ pro-immigration anthem ‘Danny Nedelko’, which features on the 7”. He is a close friend of the band (and Ukranian immigrant). ‘Blood Brother’ is a new track by Heavy Lungs that will be released with a video with the pre-order announce on 12 October. The song is about IDLES’ Joe Talbot. Partisan Records 7" Pre-Order
Calvin Harris / Sam Smith Promises Limited 2 track 12" vinyl picture disc release of the massive number 1 hit single from Calvin Harris featuring Sam Smith. 12"
Disclosure Moonlight Yes! a new EP from the excellent Kingston visitors, Disclosure, the last thing we heard from them was a standa-alone single released a few months back called Ultimatum, we're super eager to hear what they've done this time. Guy & Howard explore a depth of influences across these five special tracks which draw from their love of African rhythms, deep house, disco and vocal jazz. “All of these tracks are sample based and we wanted to delve into genres that we hadn’t really experimented with in the past. What we ended up with worked so well together as a set - uplifting, upbeat and danceable, and it made sense to put them all out now in one go.” - Disclosure island 12" Pre-Order
Audiobooks / Andrew Weatherall Dance Your Life Away A collaborative 12" from the awesome Audiobooks and Andrew Weatherall. It was inevitable that Andrew Weatherall would collaborate with audiobooks. They come from the same place. Trace their lineage and you’re back in Tribeca. Anya Phillips is on the door. James Chance is on the stage. Lizzy Mercier-Descloux is on the dance floor. and Karen Finlay is looking pretty fucking dangerous. Again. Weirdly, depressingly, the current political landscape is a mirror image of those times and the freaks are having to look out for themselves once again. This song is one for the freaks. For the outsiders. Its message is one of liberation. Heavenly 12" Pre-Order
Chaouche Progression EP Singer/musician/producer Aisha Chaouche follows her debut album 'Safe' with ‘Progression’, set for release on limited edition coloured 10” vinyl through Late Night Tales’ artist label Night Time Stories on 2nd November 2018. Aisha’s striking vocals sit centre-stage among her production of manipulated piano, electronic beats, sub-bass, sound effects and cello. Developed from an initial musical concept; melodies, structures and sounds bloom, exchange and reprise roles across the tracks, the EP evolving into a suite of four parts - the vocal tracks (‘Progression’, ‘Resolution’) balanced by instrumentals (‘It Will Come In Time’, ‘Epilogue’). “The EP is about a natural progression, discovering courage and concurring fears. A small step in the right direction. A true understanding of my strengths and weaknesses that makes me feel much more emotionally balanced and focused.” - Aisha Chaouche. Signing to Night Time Stories on the strength of a Soundcloud demo, Chaouche's debut album ‘Safe’ was released in June 2018. The album chronicles events that occured in her formative years and the catharsis that occurred through her songwriting, the 12 tracks described as “heartbreaking and spine tingling hymns” (Wonderland Magazine), having “weightless, otherworldly qualities” (Uncut), “richly textured sonic grandeur” (Bristol Live Magazine) and “channeling the hymnal qualities of Cat’s Eyes, with the dense vocals of Medúlla-era Björk” (The Line Of Best Fit). Night Time Stories 12" Pre-Order
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"
Willie J Healey 666 KILL 666 Kill is an EP with an unusual genesis. Healey set himself an experiment: to rapidly put together a body of work from his first idea to completion without overthinking any part of the process. And so he’d write lyrics in his bedroom that were rich in violent gothic imagery – an ominous home invasion from the devil (666 Kill), an existential bullet-in-the-head (Lovelawn), and a metaphorical grim reaper (Learn Toulouse) – before rushing down to his studio / garage to record them as quickly as possible. “I was trying to touch on different ideas I had at the time: weird things like planes going missing and an obsession with death, which sounds really depressing but at the time I found it really interesting,” he explains. “We all have weird little things that run across our minds and we generally don’t say them out loud. For good reason! But it felt like an exciting process to write in that style and not put a filter on it.” A week later and it was done, with Healey having recorded vocals and almost all of the instrumentation himself. A fortnight later, however, he listened back and was pleasantly surprised at his latest creation. From the menacing country-folk of the title track to the beautifully bleak contrast of Lovelawn and the relatively uplifting closer When You’re Lonely, it echoes the low-fi introspection of Elliott Smith with the rawness of early Neil Young. A notable detour is the hypnotic rhythm and screeching sax that permeates through Guitar Music – ironically named given that it was the first song that Healey ever wrote on keys and features no guitar beyond some bass. YALA! 12" Pre-Order