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Amida (2011)


The Spite House EP
Fabulous new EP from Manchester indie-pop five piece Amida, which has been released on cassetteonly and is just their third EP in six years


Azure Blue (2015)


Beneath the Hill I Smell the Sea
Fabulous conclusion to a fine trio of electro-pop albums to Azure Blue,the solo project of Swedish musician Tobias Isaksson


Ballet (2019)


Matchy Matchy
Enjoyable but flawed fourth album from New York duo The Ballet whih draws but does not match comparisons with the Magnetic Fields


Bill Botting and the Two Drink Minimums (2017)


Better Friends
Ex-'Allo Darlin' bassist, Bill Botting bids farewell to the UK, with a first-rate slice of country tinged indie-pop


Cosines (2016)


Transitions
Fine between albums EP from London-based indiepop band, Cosines


Darren Hayman (2015)


Florence
Modest but appealing album from the ever-productive Darren Hayman, which he recorded entirely solo while staying in Florence in Italy



Darren Hayman and the Short Parliament (2013)


Bugbears
Evocative and stunningly presented latest album from Darren Hayman, which updates a collection of seventeenth century folk songs for contemporary times


Little Hands of Asphalt (2020)


Half Empty
Classic pop on third album and first in almost a decade from the Little Hands of Asphalt, the project of Sjur Lyseid who is a Norwegian-based singer-songwriter and musician


Math and Physics Club (2016)


In This Together: EPS, B-Sides, Rarities and Unreleased Songs 2005-2015
Fantastic vinyl compilation from Seattle-based indie pop band the Math and Physics Club, which will be appealing to those who are still mourning the demise of the Lucksmiths


Owl and Mouse (2014)


Somewhere to Go
Impresisve indiepop on vinyl only EP from ukulele-playing Australian group Owl and Mouse, who draw likenesses with Allo Darlin'


Palomica (2016)


Petito
Fantastic indie rock on new vinyl only album from Bristol-based group, Palomica


Randolph’s Leap (2021)


Spirit Level
Scottish folk-pop collective Randolph's Leap’s new album is full of catchy melodies and sunny skies



Smittens (2014)


Love Record Breaker
Eccentric ten inch vinyl and download only fifth album from Vermont-based twee pop band the Smittens with a rude and explicit sense of humour


Smittens (2018)


City Rock Dove
Excellent vinyl only album from Burlington, Vermont-based twee pop band the Smittens, which takes as one of its main themes gender fluidity


Stanley Brinks (2018)


Peanuts
Slow-burning but charming and ultimately convincing latest solo album from folk singer and one-time Herman Dune member Stanley Brinks


Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures (2014)


Gin
Invigorating and extraordinary second collaborative album between former Herman Dune member Stanley Brinks and the critically acclaimed Wave Pictures


Tigercats (2012)


Isle of Dogs
Imaginative debut album from acclaimed East London-based C86 revivalists, Tigercats







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