Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens
Kelly Lee Owens 

Release Date: 24th March 2017
Smalltown Supersound 

Lie back, forget all the bad times in 2017, in fact, forget all the good times in 2017 too. Kelly Lee Owens is here to let you hear her electronica debut, abandoning indie rock cues for soothing ambient hues. It’s not hard to dance, it’s harder to trance. Here you can do both and feel both, all at the same time. Right on, Kelly Lee Owens.
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Tennis – Yours Conditionally

Yours Conditionally 

Release Date: 10th March 2017
Mutually Detrimental 

Tennis sift through the decades of pop, bringing different decades to the forefront with each new album release. They sound like the past, but not in an old crusty sort of way, more like in a comforting nostalgic sort of way. You can warm yourself up with these pop pieces, and the lyrical content is very much of the now. Is it past, or is it present? Welcome to 2017, welcome to 1970, welcome to whenever it is you find yourself listening conditionally to this husband and wife duo’s time spanning musical odyssey.  Continue reading

Dinosaur – Together, As One

Together, As One

Release Date: 16th September 2016 
Edition Records

How did they get away with this?! Trumpet and synth player Laura Judd went and put together a jazz ensemble so she could be part of a fully function band. The name of the group, Dinosaur is what surprises me so. Maybe times have changed, maybe nobody cares anymore, but back in the 80’s when Dinosaur Jr got going, they too went by the name Dinosaur. Of course there was already a band going by this name, and legal issues made it a Jr was tagged onto the end. The rest is history, and now we have a new Dinosaur. I guess that story was a long time ago, before I was even born. So it goes.  Continue reading

Goldfrapp – Silver Eye

Silver Eye

Release Date: 31st March 2017

Tales of Us is the Goldfrapp album I’ll never forget. The concept album  which tells a different story for a different character might not be as instantly lovable as the artist’s previous work, yet the personal, sombre pieces packed emotional weight, wrapped within a calming atmosphere.

The unforgettable comes from hearing it play in a cinema, waiting for Blue Ruin to start, hung-over, drifting off to the world Goldfrapp created for these people, for us. With Silver Eye, it’s back to basics, random pop nuggets coursing through a variety of styles. New memories can easily be made, you just have to grab for the ones that gravitate your way. Continue reading

Flat Worms – Flat Worms

Flat Worms
Flat Worms

Release Date: 13th October 2017

After wondering if Meatbodies was one of Ty Segall’s side projects, here we are with Flat Worms, going for that Parquet Courts kind of sound, which was in turn going after that Pavement kind of sound, that mix of wit with noise.

It feels like we’ve come to a point in which those bands aren’t so new and upcoming anymore, so here we are with the new blood, taking inspiration from those golden pre-2015 oldies.
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Meatbodies – Alice

Release Date: 10th February 2017
In The Red

I could have sworn Meatbodies was another Ty Segall side project, that garage rock guy who pumps out fifty albums a year or so, to the point that I spent a great deal of time trying to convince myself that he must be hiding under an alias or something. But no, the album Alice is Ty Segall free, even if it might as well have him in. This is as Ty as it gets, whilst remaining Ty free. They’re all mates in the end, sharing the same styles and maybe the same clothes. Might as well.
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