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Roger Daltrey - The Who's Tommy Orchestral (UMe)

9 August 2019

Roger Daltrey has sung enduring classics like “Pinball Wizard” and “See Me, Feel Me” from the 1969 rock opera Tommy too many times to count. However, he has never performed the material in quite the way that Who fans can hear on for The Who’s Tommy Orchestral.

Jeff Buckley - Grace 25th Anniversary Releases (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

9 August 2019

The late Jeff Buckley’s seminal Grace will be celebrated with a mammoth release onto streaming services August 23.

Fangclub - Vulture Culture (Vertigo) 

9 August 2019

Irish based Fangclub release their highly anticipated second album

The Pooh Sticks - The Pooh Sticks 7” Box Set (Optic Nerve)

8 August 2019

Legendary alternative band The Poo Sticks are set to re-release the very rare Poo Sticks Singles Box Set

Ladytron - Far From Home - Night Versions (!K7) 

8 August 2019

Ladytron announce a new remix EP, “Far From Home – Night Versions”

David J with Asia Argento & Anton Newcombe - Migena & the Frozen Roses (Glass Modern) 

6 August 2019

David J offers a further insight into his upcoming album Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy with the single release “Migena & the Frozen Roses”.

Eric George - Where I Start (Self-Released)

3 August 2019

George has done an amazing job breathing new life into these songs, especially the beautiful, dreamy “Heart Of The Matter.”

Girl Band - Shoulderblades (Rough Trade)

2 August 2019

Girl Band announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”

Strip Search Tramp - Assume The Position (Self-Released)

1 August 2019

Strip Search Tramp are a five-piece collective who are intent on branding your brain with their unique punk inspired manifesto.

Future Pilot AKA - Orkestra Digitalis (Glass Modern)

30 July 2019

On September 13, Future Pilot AKA will unleash Orkestra Digitalis, a recording which holds that unique appeal of challenging the listener.

Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold (Mom + Pop Music)

29 July 2019

Sleater-Kinney’s upcoming release The Center Won’t Hold is Eleven-tracks from the musical soul of third wave feminism, digging their heels in and straddling the airwaves with addictive power-rock.

The Flaming Lips — King’s Mouth:Music & Songs (Warner Bros.)

28 July 2019

The Flaming Lips return with King’s Mouth, a mammoth beast trying to stumble into the territory of brilliance.

Carole King – Live at Montreux 1973 (Eagle Vision)

27 July 2019

After 46 years in the vault, Eagle Vision is releasing Carole King’s landmark 1973 performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival for the first time.

Tanya Gallagher - One Hand On My Heart (Self-Released)

26 July 2019

One Hand On My Heart is a heavy listen that demands full emotional investment on the part of the listener, but the honesty and depth in the music also make it one of the truest statements in the genre for quite some time.

Ummagma - Compass (Leonard Skully Records)

26 July 2019

Ummagma release the long awaited Compass album today, an electrifying inner-journey to a musical Mecca

black midi - Schlagenheim (Rough Trade Records)

25 July 2019

The oddities become addictive on the black midi debut album Schlagenheim

Fad Gadget - The Best Of Fad Gadget (Mute)

25 July 2019

The genius and influence of the late Frank Tovey and Fad Gadget are celebrated with the vinyl issue of The Best Of Fad Gadget

The Replacements - Dead Man’s Pop 4CD/1LP Deluxe + Cassette (Rhino)

22 July 2019

On September 27th, The Replacements will issue the 4CD/1Lp boxed set Dead Man’s Pop, presenting their original vision for 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul.

The Man Who by Travis

Travis - The Man Who (20th Anniversary Edition) / Live at Glastonbury ‘99 (Craft Recordings)

21 July 2019

“This pair of releases will please fans and should draw in new listeners who’ve only heard a song or two.”

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) ( London Music Stream)

21 July 2019
Shakespears Sister reform reinvigorated, releasing Singles Party (1988-2019) along with two brand new tracks, three decades after their first explosive album.

Matthew Sweet - Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu (Glass Modern)

15 July 2019

One of Matthew Sweet’s most acclaimed pieces of work gets a release proper. Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu is upon us now to enjoy in full, and music this good is always worth waiting for.

Pere Ubu - The Long Goodbye (Cherry Red Records)

15 July 2019

The energy is still flowing with Pere Ubu, as to is the creativity, “The Long Goodbye” is a doorway to further adventures.

The Goa Express - The Day (Self-Released)

15 July 2019
The Goa Express unleash “The Day”, a jaunty single of pumping guitars and real-life issues wrapped in an undeniable charm.
Album art for Loops in the Secret Society from Jane Weaver.

Jane Weaver - Loops in the Secret Society (Fire Records)

11 July 2019

“She deftly meshes electronica with dreamy, psychedelic rainbow swirls of sound that comfort and succor the listener. Electronic music so often has a chilled ambience, whereas Jane’s music is suffused with warmth. I am not sure how she does it, perhaps she’s divinely inspired on some level.”

Violent Femmes - Hotel Last Resort (PIAS)

10 July 2019

The upcoming Violent Femmes album Hotel Last Resort, due on July 26th, punches like a heavyweight and is deserving of more than just one casual listen.

Hot Water Music – Shake Up the Shadows [Epitaph]

7 July 2019

Hot Water Music, celebrating twenty-five years, have released the EP, Shake Up the Shadows on Epitaph. This legendary band own their own sound, one carved out over the years through sweat and hard work.

Lucinda Belle - Think Big: Like Me (Self-Released)

5 July 2019

Easily Lucinda Belle’s finest work yet, Think Big: Like Me is an aural buffet of delectable, carefully-crafted treats.

Billy Childish - Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot 1977-2018 (Damaged Goods)

5 July 2019

Damaged Good release an outstanding overview of Underground Star Billy Childish in Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot 1977-2018

New Order - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. (Mute)

4 July 2019

On July the 12th, New Order release the mouthwatering live set ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. .

Dana Gillespie - What Memories We Make, The Complete Mainman Recordings 1971 – 1974 (Cherry Red Records)

3 July 2019

Cherry Red Records has released a comprehensive compilation by English songstress and actress Dana Gillespie.

Unto Ashes - Pretty haunted things (Projekt)

2 July 2019

Joined here by Audra guitarist Bret Helm and longtime co-vocalist Ericah Hagle, bandleader Michael Laird curates a program of melancholy ballads and mini-anthems that pay tribute to grief, romance and altered states of being.

Live - Throwing Copper 25th Anniversary Edition (Radioactive/MCA/UMe)

30 June 2019

On July 19th, Live release the 25th Anniversary Celebration version of Throwing Copper

The Alarm - ∑ Sigma (The Twenty-First Century Recording Company)

28 June 2019

Mike Peters and The Alarm has really brought out an interesting album that locks the audience in at an early stage.

Aldous Harding ‎– Designer (4AD)

27 June 2019

Aldous Harding presents an album of avant-garde imagery, wrapped in integrity and melodic joy.

Cherie Currie & Brie Darling - The Motivator (Blue Elan Records)

26 June 2019

Cherie Currie and Brie Darling forthcoming collaboration is an album that showcases two veterans pushing forward and making their mark once more

Paul Bley/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian - When Will the Blues Leave (ECM)

25 June 2019

Pianist Paul Bley, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian constituted a fearsome free jazz trio in the sixties, expanding on the fine work by Bley’s former sideman Ornette Coleman and showing what a piano trio could do with the form. Despite the excitement and acclaim the band generated, it went strangely under-recorded.

Paul Den Heyer - Everything So Far (A Turntable Friend Records)

25 June 2019

On Everything So Far Paul Den Heyer brings you on a personal journey into his artistic soul.

Various Artists - 1977 The Year Punk Broke (Cherry Red Records)

24 June 2019

Released through Cherry Red Records this coming Friday, the essential guilt punk pleasure of 1977:The Year Punk Broke

Silent Forum - Safety In Numbers (Libertino)

22 June 2019

Silent Forum release “Safety In Numbers” which offers another dimension to what the band are capable of.

Beauty In Chaos - Beauty Re-Envisioned (33.3 Music Collective)

21 June 2019

Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos return with a new release, Beauty Re-Envisioned. A follow on from 2018’s Finding Beauty In Chaos

PJ Harvey + Various Artists - The Virtues Soundtrack (Invada Records)

20 June 2019

PJ Harvey releases new music as part of The Virtues Soundtrack

The Venus Fly Trap - Mars (Glass Modern)

19 June 2019

The Venus Fly Trap album Mars is a classy release, not just a reissue but a reminder of the reactive sound of late-eighties post-punk.

Empire of Light - Let There Be Light (self-released)

19 June 2019

Back in the nineties, singer/songwriter Peter Hutchison led Subduing Mara and (with Miracle Legion guitarist Mr. Ray Neal) Lucas Shine, a pair of alternative rock powerhouses that never caught on with more than a small cult audience. Talent and passion persevere, however, and now Hutchison has a new band called Empire of Light.

The Allegations - Non-Neutered 1% (GP Stripes)

18 June 2019

The Allegations have created an album that swings between straightforward seventies-based rock and sun-drenched avant-garde.

Salt - The Loneliness of Clouds (Beehive)

18 June 2019

Arising from the sessions for Supercalifragile, the final, posthumous Game Theory album, Salt turns on the collaboration of Posies co-frontman Ken Stringfellow, singer/songwriter Anton Barbeau and French guitarist/songwriter Stephane Schück.

Theatre Royal - Singles 2010 - 18 (Medlar Records)

18 June 2019

Medway band Theatre Royal release a powerhouse-compilation of mouthwatering goodness with 22-tracks

Anton Barbeau - Berliner Grotesk (Pink Hedgehog/Beehive)

17 June 2019

The umpteenth album from the ever-prolific Anton Barbeau, Berliner Grotesk is a tribute of sorts to the Sacramento native’s adopted city.

The Claim - The New Industrial Ballads (A Turntable Friend Records)

14 June 2019

After a gap of almost twenty-seven years, British band The Claim release a new album, an insightful and enjoyable listen.

The Black Watch - Magic Johnson (Atom Records)

13 June 2019

The Black Watch release Magic Johnson, twelve tracks of conceptual adoration, along with further releases spanning the career of the band.

Slowness - Berths (Schoolkids Records)

13 June 2019
Slowness release a new album Berths, a mix of California cool and New York grit