Rock And Pop
Title Who Needs Who
Who Needs Who, the new album by Dark Dark Dark, is a stirring and rich body of songs that sees the band breaking new ground, and settling into the strengths of a quintet that has worked incredibly hard, both on the road and in their personal lives. The band’s commitment to their music has proven to be a double-edged sword.
LP edition is 180g clear vinyl with MP3s
Title The Green And The Grey
Title Songs For Imaginative People
Label Lucky Numbers
Title Erbyn Hyn
Once again Datblygu offer a collection of unique songs that startle and unsettle as much as ever. The voice is strong and the simple music is free, playful and spiky providing a natural fit for the words that bite deep in songs such as ‘Dim Achos’, ‘Cerdd(o’r)iaith’ and ‘Can Werin’. The thematic concerns of these new songs will be familiar to long term followers of the poetry of David R.Edwards as love, sex, agriculture, education, incarceration, freedom and sanity reappear in David’s most recent work. The fate of alternative, confrontational and challenging music from Wales is in safe hands once again...
Title 4AD Session
Presenting the most ambitious 4AD Session to date, Daughter have unveiled a very special five-song performance recorded in London’s iconic Air Studios with composer Joe Duddell and a 10-piece classical ensemble.
[12" edition includes MP3]
Title If You Leave
[LP includes CD of the album]
Title Not To Disappear
’Not To Disappear’ is Daughter’s second album and finds the band making confident strides forward both sonically and lyrically. Elena, Igor and Remi spent a summer in New York recording ’Not To Disappear’ with Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, War On Drugs, Animal Collective) at his Rare Book Room studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Title Stand Up
The DVD is exclusive to this release, it inlcudes live material and videos, bonus!!!!
Title Crazy Clown Time
Label Sunday Best
2LP includes download.
Title See My Friends
Title Mutually Arising
Label Erased Tapes
With Dysnomia, the Brooklyn-based group Dawn of Midi abandons improvisation in favour of composition, utilising sophisticated rhythmic structures from North and West African folk traditions to weave a sonic tapestry of trance-inducing grooves. From close up one may see only dots, but when stepping back an undulating image reveals itself. “We didn’t want to create anything cerebral,” says Belyamani, “we wanted something visceral, something that would awaken our instinctive dance impulses.”
Title Nothing Important
Label Weird World
LP includes MP3
Title The Glass Trunk
Originally released in 2013, ‘The Glass Trunk’ was triggered by a commission to respond to the local museum service’s archives. Dawson created an album largely from stories found in an old 17th Century scrapbook, including a lengthy paean to the sorry demise of community pillar Joe The Quilt-Maker and the much-loved yet equally, viscerally dark ‘Poor Old Horse’.
Six acapella odes of between 4 and 13 minutes in length, plus a rendering of Mike Waterson’s ‘The Brisk Lad’, interspersed with a series of brief instrumental vignettes, Dawson’s guitar sparring with the electric harp of Rhodri Davies for strictly spontaneous 60-second blasts.
This album paved the way for its successor, ‘Nothing Important’, that saw features on Richard from The Wire (cover feature), Mojo, Uncut, The Guardian, The Quietus and more, as well as several 5 star live reviews from The Guardian.
Title The Magic Bridge
Originally released in 2012, the album is the sound of what was a developing Richard Dawson bursting gloriously out of his chrysalis - those first dazzling glimmers of beguilingly Beefheartian folk picking and a voice with a profound range (emotionally and musically and also in terms of the peerless lyrical journeys he’s been taking us on ever since).
Title One Day I'm Going To Soar
[180g LP includes MP3s]
Title Midnight At The Wheel Club
Label Hee Haw Records
NME review November 2012
1. Let’s Jump In
2. Such Hawks Such Hounds
3. Get Up On Down
5. At Her Open Door
6. Eyeless Gaze All Eye / Don’t Tell The Riverman
7. Stacy’s Song
8. Let It All Pass
9. Through The Gates Of The Sleepy Silver Door
Title Howls From The Hills
in 2001. Psych rock doesn’t come much better than this!
Title Old Growth
Let’s get this straight – anyone expecting the heavy psyche drone sound that has been gradually built over the course of Dead Meadow’s 10 year and 5 album career – sorry – but it’s not to be found here! This is instead a much more understated sound gleaning more influence from shoe gazing folk such as Jesus and Mary Chain and early Primal Scream as opposed to Sabbath esq riffs. This is them at their most introspective and subtle with gives more scope to all the individual parts that make up the Dead Meadow sound..the over all effect feels more expansive and meditative and as the record ends you really do feel like the band have taken you far away on a journey through space and time..