Machine Gun Kelly Tickets To My Downfall One of our favourite albums of 2020! "Absolutely huge to have a pop-punk album top charts worldwide. If you loved 00s pop-punk don’t let snobbery stop you from checking this out, it’s genuinely brilliant, and his zoom session with us for its release was a real party!" - Max - Please note: different formats of this release have different artwork to the image shown The fifth full length album form Machine Gun Kelly but his first that focuses on a guitar-driven pop-punk sound, rather than the established rap that we're used to hearing from him. Polydor CD | LP
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher One of our favourite albums of 2020! "Punisher is a masterclass in songwriting, vulnerability and transcending the restrictions of 'genre', solidifying her position as one of the most important and exciting artists around." - Jez - Indies exclusive LP is on 'blue / green / swirl' coloured vinyl. The hugely anticipated second full length album from Phoebe Bridgers. We were big fans of her 2017 debut full length Stranger In The Alps and it's been excellent to watch her grow and release music through boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center. For Punisher, she has grasped a formidable crew of guests including Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Conor Oberst, Nick Zinner, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Harrison Whitford, Christian Lee Hutson and more. Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. The arrival of Punisher cements Phoebe Bridgers as one of the most clever, tender and prolific songwriters of our era. Bridgers is the rare artist with enough humor to deconstruct her own meteoric rise. Repeatedly praised by publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Pitchfork, The Fader, The Los Angeles Times and countless others, Bridgers herself is more interested in discussing topics on Twitter, deadpanning meditations on the humiliating process of being a person, she presents a sweetly funny flipside to the strikingly sad songs she writes. Fittingly, Punisher is fascinated with, and driven by, that kind of impossible tension. Whether it’s writing tweets or songs, Bridgers’s singular talent lies in bringing fierce curiosity to slimy and painful things, interrogating them until they yield up answers that are beautiful and absurd, or faithfully reporting the reality that, sometimes, they are neither. On the album’s epic, freewheeling closer, “I Know The End,” Bridgers orchestrates wails and horns, drums and electric guitar into a sumptuous doomsday swirl, culminating in her own final whispered roar. This is Punisher in a nutshell: devastating elegance punctuated by a moment of deeply campy self-awareness. Dead Oceans CD | LP Back in Stock!
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia One of our favourite albums of 2020! "Glittery, euphoric hope in dark times. Disco strings, cowbells, power pop - Dua Lipa distilled everything brilliant from the last 50 years of pop into a modern classic" - Jane - The LP Boxset includes the album on 'neon yellow' coloured vinyl, a 20-page photography book, an art print + thank you note from Dua, a tattoo transfer replica of Dua's actual 'Future Nostalgia' tattoo, stickers and 1 of 5 polaroid images. The second full length album from the acclaimed artist Dua Lipa, following on from her 2017 self-titled debut full length. Offering another dose of her high-octane blend of pop , but this time showcasing more of her influences to create an infectious and empowering disco-dance-pop powerhouse record. Musically, Future Nostalgia has been described by Lipa as a "dancercise class". She stated that its songs will incorporate genres of disco and pop, inspired by artists such as Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Moloko, Blondie and Outkast. Lipa has long been known as an outspoken artist, standing up for what she believes IN including women’s rights. The female experience is one colours ‘Future Nostalgia’ from start to finish, be that through a sense of empowerment or observations on the inequality women face. “No matter what you do, I’m gonna get it without ya / I know you ain’t used to a female alpha,” she asserts on the title track. The confidence in her voice gives you no reason to doubt her. WARNER RECORDS CD | LP Back in Stock!
Biffy Clyro A Celebration of Endings One of our favourite albums of 2020! "arguably the UKs biggest rock band return with an absolute cracker. A marrying of their quirky, heavy early sound with the newer huge rock style will have pleased old and new fans alike!" - Max - Indies exclusive LP is on 'blue' coloured vinyl. The new full length album from the inimitable and ever-excellent Biffy Clyro, offering another dose of their huge, alternative rock-driven tunes with soaring melodies and thrashing instrumentation. Following on from their 2016 studio album ‘Ellipsis’ and the 2019 soundtrack 'Balance, Not Symmetry'. The band’s approach to opus eight was simple. Keep things fresh and maintain the wide-eyed wonder of what they do. Surprise themselves and each other. Push things to their furthest extremes. Their first building block in embracing the new was to turn to an old friend. “This is a very forward-looking album from a personal perspective and a societal perspective,” explains frontman Simon Neil. “The title is about seeing the joy in things changing, rather than the sadness. Change means progression and evolution. You can retain everything you loved before, but let’s lose the bad shit. It’s about trying to take back control.” Warner CD | LP
Tom Misch What Kinda Music One of our favourite albums of 2020! "Multi instrumentalist and Kingston visitor Tom misch collaborates with one of the most exciting drummers in the uk, Yussef Dayes of Yussef Kamaal. Simply essential listening on the legendary Blue Note imprint." - DLX LP is back in stock! Deluxe LP is on 180g vinyl, packaged in a gatefold sleeve with a music book, recycled plastic dust jacket and a recycled plectrum. The new collaborative album from excellent Kingston visitor Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes (who also records as one half of Yussef Kamaal). Throughout the record, there is an utterly joyful feel of two musicians at the top of their game sparking off one another, picking up ideas and running with them – zigging where the other zags, ebbing where the other flows, with Misch producing the majority of the record and both having a hand in the overall sound and feel of the record. “Working with Yussef has actually changed the way I work as a musician”, Misch muses. “He’s pushed me and unlocked a more experimental part of me that I hadn’t really allowed myself to explore before. I think we really did impact each other in a fundamental way”. Dayes is similarly effusive in his praise for Misch. “A musician like him, who’s at the top of his game, he doesn’t need to do this”, he raves. “He can just keep doing the same thing and why not? He’s killing it. The fact that he’s so humble, that he’s so curious about everything and open to collaboration, speaks a lot to him as an artist, because it’s not easy finding musicians who want to collaborate. Something always gets in the way, whether it’s ego or their team or whatever. But with Tom it felt like the intention was purely creative, and that’s what made it exciting”. In fact, Dayes says that the intentions of the record go even deeper than just music. “Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this, they now see each other more than we do! I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realise it doesn’t have to be that way”. Blue Note Records / Beyond The Groove CD | LP
Enter Shikari Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible One of our favourite albums of 2020! "six albums in and elevating their artistry once again, NIT&EIP is the perfect amalgamation of the band's previous sounds with a fresh, forward-thinking approach. instantly: one of my favourite albums of all time." - Jez - Indies exclusive LP is on 'transparent w/ green + purple splatter' coloured vinyl. Regular LP is on 'transparent w/ white + blue splatter' coloured vinyl. Here we go, the sixth full length album from Banquet friends Enter Shikari, following on from their acclaimed 2017 record The Spark with another dose of their genre-smashing, new-electro-punk sound. 'Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible' is an ambitious, inspiring piece of work that poignantly reflects Enter Shikari's legendary career rise to become one of the biggest and most exciting bands the UK has ever seen. Following 5 seminal albums, of which 4 have been Top 5, ’Nothing Is True...' is produced by frontman Rou Reynolds, and is Shikari's most visceral and eclectic album to date; a soundtrack to our tumultuous world, a record for everyone who's filled with frustration but hasn't lost the capacity for hope. So Recordings CD | LP
Jack Garratt Love, Death & Dancing One of our favourite albums of 2020! "this album got us dancing through the summer days of lockdown. Jack’s amazing voice will forever remind me of happiness when the world was too weird." - Liv - Indies & High street retailers exclusive LP is on 180g 'clear' vinyl. Regular LP is on 180g 'black' vinyl. The highly anticiapted new album from the incredible Jack Garratt, following on from his acclaimed 2016 record Phase. “I think this is the first time I’ve felt proud of the songs I’ve made. I wrote this album as someone - and for anyone - who likes dancing but doesn’t necessarily want to go out on a Saturday. It’s dance music for people who don’t want to go out! And that’s the music that I love: music that doesn’t care if you’re standing up or sitting down. It’s going to give it to you either way.” CD | LP
Hayley Williams PETALS for ARMOR One of our favourite albums of 2020! "This album reflected all of my feelings this year. It was where I went to if I wanted to cry in the shower, or feel empowered, or do a sick workout routine alone in my bedroom." - Colleen - Indies and high street retailers exclusive LP is on 'grey' coloured vinyl. The hugely anticipated debut material from the outstanding Hayley Williams, known well as the fronter of the adored Paramore. With an already excellent career of powerhouse vocals, ruthless energy and pin-point lyricism, we just know this will be super special, unique and from the sounds of the singles; unexpected and experimental, we can't wait. "I'm so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project... Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing 'PETALS FOR ARMOR.' And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation. I'm in a band with my favorite musicians so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records. This project, however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I experimented quite a bit more. I made this with some of the closest people to me. Their respective talents really shine bright throughout the record. I like to think we all make each other better and the result is something that sounds and FEELS exactly as I'd hoped it would. Now that it's time to put it all out there, I can finally exhale. I'm excited to let people in to experience a different side of myself that I've only very recently become familiar with." Atlantic 10" | CD | LP
King Krule Man Alive! One of our favourite albums of 2020! "A project that is stylishly and emotionally a plethora of soundscapes... never staying stagnant, King Krule has shown his growth as an artist with this LP" - Julian - Indies exclusive LP is on 'white' vinyl and includes a bonus flexi disc with the 'Hey World!' version of 'Perfect Miserable'. We've got some double-sided A2 posters which are FREE when you pick up the black LP - you just pay a little extra P&P The long-awaited third full length album from the excellent sludge-popper King Krule., following on from his 2017 record The OOZ with another dose of his bleak, jazz indie-psychedelia tunes. “I feel better in life. I don’t drink or smoke when I’m in the North West, so I’m pretty clean. It's made me kind of bored of what a lot of the album’s talking about! It’s hard to know where it’s going now I’ve done it, and what I’ll do next, because of my new-found role and responsibility in the world. It'll be good to play live, I'm looking forward to that. XL 7" | CD | LP