The Membranes – Everyone’s Going Triple Acid, Yeah!: The Complete Recordings 1980-1993

The Membranes
Everyone’s Going Triple Acid, Yeah!: The Complete Recordings 1980-1993
Release Date: 28th April 2017
Cherry Red Records

These days The Membranes are busy looking to the stars for their musical inspiration, but here we have an opportunity to look into their past, a time when the classic punk band where looking more to the ground at their feet, a ground covered in shit and slime. No wonder they returned with galaxies in mind. Everyone’s going triple bad acid, yeah, so let’s go for a punk rock ride!
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Sleigh Bells – Kid Kruschev

Sleigh Bells
Kid Kruschev
Release Date: 10th November 2017
Torn Clean 

It’s only been about a year since ‘Jessica Rabbit’, the last Sleigh Bells release, but the noise pop duo are all about the mini album now, putting our more regular releases without any of the plastic and red tape that comes from being on a label that isn’t their own. Kid Kruschev is the beginning of a world in which Sleigh Bells will always be knocking at your door, so why not let them in?  Continue reading

Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe
Hiss Spun 
Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Sargent House 

Hiss Spun is one of those rare album titles that perfectly captures the heart of its innards. You dig deep into the latest work of Chelsea Wolfe, and you will feel spun, you will hear the hiss, and then you’ll spin it right back to the beginning to tumble through the darkness once more. Imagine sticking yourself into a gothic washing machine and you’ll be halfway there. Switch it on and it’ll take you the rest of the way round. And round.   Continue reading

Andrew Hung – Realisationship

Andrew Hung
Realisationship 
Release Date: 6th October 2017
Lex Records 

From Babe Station to Fuck Buttons to The Greasy Strangler, Andrew Hung has certainly had some smutty sounding ventures. Realisationship is the latest, and if anything it will at least look clean on a CV. Yes, that’s the reason behind this.  Continue reading

EMA – Exile In The Outer Ring

EMA
Exile In The Outer Ring
Release Date: 25th August 2017
City Slang 

It was only a month ago that I saw EMA live, (you can read all about it here) so let’s not rehash month old thoughts. Exile In The Outer Ring is a concept album worth exploring as a complete whole in unto itself, not just mixed into a set list with past life hits. This is a story that needs to be told.  Continue reading

Beck – Colors

Beck
Colors

Release Date: 13th October 2017
Virgin EMI

Beck has spent a lot of time on Colors. After Sea Change Part 2, I mean Morning Phase, Beck put aside those monochrome shades of sadness for a little colour (add that u)! It was time for the return of quirky weirdo Beck, with his rapping, sound shifts and smart wordplay which range from talking about Dad’s break dancing underneath beds to a giant dildo crushing the sun. It was meant to arrive not long after Morning Phase, but here  a few years later, and it’s now night. You can’t even see those colours anymore.  Continue reading

Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

Ariel Pink
Dedicated To Bobby Jameson 

Release Date: 15th September 2017
Mexican Summer 

Just who is Bobby Jameson, and why is Ariel Pink’s latest release a dedicated to the man? I had to Google, for my music knowledge only reaches so far, and it turns out that I probably would never have come across this Bobby Jameson any other way. In the 60’s this musician was hyped up as the next big thing, but, alas, that never came to be. Instead he enjoyed a lifetime of obscurity and frustration until death. Perhaps Ariel Pink can relate? Whatever the case, this one’s for you Bobby Jameson.
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