On the eve of another Record Store Day, we're looking back at what was a hugely impressive week for the new announcements.
Debuts, full-debuts, huge returns and some of the most exciting reissues to dive into in yonks. Week 24 had it going on.
Really delighted to have Dry Cleaning back and in fierce form, too. The artwork... Wow!
Alongside Low perhaps, are there any other bands evolving at such a thrilling rate in their career as Lambchop? Just amazing and Kurt's voice sounds incredible.
I Love You Jennifer B
Rough Trade Records
Debut LP from the much-hyped Jockstrap. We've heard it, it's bloody good!
An AMAZING voice, really can't stop raving about Marina. A big album for the end of the year around Drift.
A swooning and poppy new LP from the duo.
Tell you what, this is the real deal! So excited about this lot. Ferocious stuff.
The long-awaited third studio LP from New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams. Another great voice.
Expert In A Dying Field
Shimmering third studio LP from the Auckland band. Really has the hooks, great stuff.
It was a triple Dinked Edition week, with new releases announced for Rachael Dadd, TSHA and the super-smooth Thee Sacred Souls. All are flying out.
Also announced this week, new releases to include; Nils Frahm, Tirzah, Unloved, Cloth, Lightning Seeds, Ben Harper, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Soft Moon, Self Esteem, High Vis, Iamamiwhoami and The Orchids.
A hugely impressive set of reissues for digging into as well, with; Ferry Djimmy, Risco Connection, The Finn Brothers, Volta Jazz, Super Djata Band, Andy Bey, Charles Stepney, The Charlatans and a 20th Anniversary Edition of The Libertines' Up The Bracket.
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