Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther [Gold Vinyl]

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther [Gold Vinyl]

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We've said it before and we'll say it again... One of the best albums ever recorded. Near perfect and totally ever-green.


An album that's steeped in musical history yet possessing an identity all its own.

Released on 180g gold vinyl to celebrate a new Midlake album for 2022 and also the 15th anniversary of ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’ (last year).

As the original press explained;

Midlake are a relatively small indie band, so the level of ambition they display on ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’ is to be commended. From the opening track, ‘Roscoe’, with its laconic lyrics and slowly building chorus, they manage to recreate perfectly the sound of 1980s Fleetwood Mac, a band not known for thinking small. 

An extraordinary album.

We spoke to Simon Raymonde at Bella Union about it back in 2014, you can still read it here.

Date Changes

Expected 18th February 2022


Head Home
Van Occupanther
Young Bride
In This Camp
We Gathered In Spring
It Covers The Hillsides
Chasing After Deer
You Never Arrived

Artist: Midlake
Label: Bella Union
Catalogue: BELLA117VNG
Barcode: 5400863060213
Format: LP
Release Date: 18th February 2022
"Promising band issues its second album..."

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