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Desperate Journalist

Maximum Sorrow!
Fourth LP from dynamic 80s postpunk-inspired Londoners Desperate Journalist proves to be a belter


Made to Measure Vol. 1
Re-issue of abstract and new wave compilation from 1984.on Belgian label Crammed Discs


Vivir En La Habana
Excellent new live album recorded in Cuba from Blondie who late in their career continue to push boundaries

Snapped Ankles

Forest of Your Problems
Environmentally=concerned third album from Snapped Ankles who mourn forest demise with a set of cracking tunes.


Party for Joey: A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato
Fantastic covers project and charity compilation album for NRBQ bassist and songwriter Joey Spampinato, who is undergoing long-term treatment for cancer

Gary Kemp

Impressive 70's rock influenced first solo album in twenty-six years from Spandau Ballet guitarist and songwriter Gary Kemp

Amusement Parks On Fire

An Archaea
Excellent fourth album and first in ten years From Nottingham-based shoegazing outfit Amusement Parks On Fire

Jack Savoretti

Enjoyable retro and European-influenced seventh album from bestselling singer-songwriter ack Savoretti


Reflective and thought-provoking seventh album from influential Dunedin indie act The Chills

Lou Barlow

Reason to Live
Fourth solo album from Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh member, folky and lo-fi in style, only partly justifies its existence.

Tom Odell

Frank but uplifting pop on new album from Chichester-born singer-songwriter Tom Odell written as he recuperated from alcohol problems

Pulsar Ensemble

Bizarre City
Excellent second album from five-piece Italian band Pulsar Ensemble who create a sci-fi world and bring it to to life with nine, disparate compositions

Steve Ashley

Family Album Revisited
Impressive reissue of folk singer-songwriter Steve Ashley’s 1979 album which he recorded with members of Fairport Conventiion


Leap of Faith
Debut from Canadian progressive band with European and Middle Eastern roots Derev is both musicianly and heartfelt

Maartin Allcock

Excellent and timely reissue of late Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull multi-instrumentalist Maartin Allcock's second solo album

La Jungle

Fall off the Apex
Urgent punk disco pop from French speaking Belgium band La Jungle


It Won't Always Be Like This
Eclectic and exuberant debut album rom bestselling Irish band Inhaler

Last Days Of April

Even the Good Days are Bad
Appealing indie pop on tenth album from Stockholm popsters Last Days Of April who reveal increasing maturity


Kingdom of Oblivion
Dull and cliched harmonic rock on latest album from Norwegian band Motorpsycho


Nomads on Hold
Impressive debut album from Gregario, the new piano-based project of Luxembourg musician David André which finds him moving in a new direction

Kevin Hewick

Never Give Up On a Song
Musically varied tenth album from Leicester singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick proves a strong collection concerned both with connection and its lack

Elli De Mon

Countin’ the Blues
Stunning covers album from Italian Elli de Mon, paying tribute to the early female blues singers and songwriters


No Gods No Masters
Uncompromising yet reflective new album from much acclaimed alternative rockers Garbage

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny

Let’s Get Happy Together
Return to her roots for Maria Muldaur with this new album, a collaboration with Tuba Skinny, a young group of musicians who share her enthusiasm for 1920s and ‘30s New Orleans Jazz and Blues

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth

Utopian Ashes
Excellent country-influenced new album from Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Savages' singer Jehnny Beth which tells of a crumbling marriage

Eric Malmberg

Milda Doden Hamtar Oss Alla Till Slut
Excellent seven inch single which takes two tracks from Swedish composer from a 2007 album

Jimi Tenor

Deep Sound Learning (1993-2000)
Excellent anthology of unshelved material from the 1990s from Jimi Tenor who has helped to shape the course of electro jazz

Mouse On Mars

Computed coordinated chaos on anarchic latest album from German electronic duo Mouse On Mars

Yonder Boys

Acid Folk
Impressive new album from Berlin-based Americana band Yonder Boys which is a heady cocktail of bluegrass, folk, Latin and psychedelia

Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine

Live in Telemark
Recorded live in August 1994 at the Telemark Festival in Norway, in front of an appreciative audience, this album from Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine is a great reminder that music is a universal language.

Del Amitri

Fatal Mistakes
Well-crafted and eclectic first album in nineteen years from Glaswegian band Del Amitri

Maroon 5

Unpretentious high quality pop and R and B on seventh album from bestselling Los Angeles band Maroon 5

St Vincent

Daddy's Home
Thoughtful 70's retro pop on first album in four years from St. Vincent, the project of Texas-raised singer-songwriter Annie Clark

Joan Armatrading

Imaginative and reassuring latest album from acclaimed 1970's singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

New Fragility
Pessimistic and misconstrued indie Americana blues from Philadelphian project Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Khalab and M'berra Ensemble

Italian DJ Khalab and Malian refugees the M'berra Ensemble fuse traditional desert sounds and buzzing electronics.

Kasai Allstars

Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound
Appealing fourth album from Congo collective Kasai Allstars which finds them returning to basics

Raoul Vignal

Years in Marble
Exquisite and rich folk on latest album from French singer-songwriter and guitarist Raoul Vignal

United Bible Studies

West Kennet Ascension/Divining Movements
Impressive two releases from collective United Bible Studies, one a cassette/download only issue, the other a double CD, which prove to essential listening for these worrying times.

Ian M. Bailey

Shots of Sun
Enjoyable 60's -influenced folk pop on new EP from UK singer-songwriter and guitarist Ian M. Bailey,. the first of a series of planned collaborations with Daniel Wylie of Cosmic Rough Riders

Joe Bonamassa

Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live from the Ryman
American guitarist Joe Bonamassa, refusing to rest on his laurels despite the Covid-19 pandemic, reunites with his vast number of fans on a new DVD of livestream filmed in Nashville.


I Only Wanted to Make You Cry
tvfordogs’ fifth album is a thrillride of educated, articulate, and edgy glam rock

One Thousand Motels

Get In Where You Fit In
Rat Scabies’ and Christ Constantinou’s second album from their One Thousand Motels project conjures up classic Delta blues, gospel, and R&B


Good as Gold – Artefacts of the Apple Era 1967-1975
Enthralling five CD compilation of songs associated with Apple Records, founded by these Fab Four, proves a great look into the more forgotten parts of the 60's pop scene in the UK


The Mountains, The Sun And The Sea – The Art of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Fantastic five CD compilation from Cherry Red of the early recordings of bossa nova artist and pioneering 50’s composer Carlos Antonio Jobim

Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell

Ethereal and mystical Nordic-influenced new album from Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell

Low Island

If You Could Have It All Again
Reflective electronic-infused indie pop on debut album from Oxford-based band Low Island


Fantastic new album which comes with an extra mini-album from German shoegazing band Seasurfer


This Was Paradise
Thought-inspiring combination of electronica and acoustic instrumentation on debut album from Sorbet, the project of Irish producer Chris W. Ryan, which reflects on climate change


Superb electroniica on fifth album from Hiatus, the project of London-based Cyrus Shahrad, which is partially influenced by his Iranian homeland

Ja, Panik

Die Gruppe
Intriguing sixth album from Austrian rock band Ja, Panik after several years’ absence, which mixes musical approaches with German and English lyrics.


Coral Island
Entertaining guitar pop on double album from Merseyside band The Coral which pays tribute to Britain's seaside resorts

Natalie Bergman

Powerful and therapeutic debut solo album from Wilde Bell’s Natalie Bergman recorded after the deaths of her father and stepmother in a car accident

Chrissie Hynde

Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan
Imaginative collection of Bob Dylan covers from The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde

Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis

She Walks in Beauty
Haunting latest album from Marianne Faithfull which she has recorded with the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis and which combines readings of Romantic poetry with sound collages

Van Morrison

Latest Record Project: Volume 1
Competent but flawed and over-long triple album from Van Morrison

Earl Slick

Fist Full of Devils
Versatile latest album from Brooklyn guitarist Earl Slick, who has played with Bowie, Lennon and Jeff Beck, which will please devout blues fans and more.

Firefay and Alison O'Donnell

The Travels of Janus
Evocative and atmospheric second collection of songs from folk legend Alison O’Donnell with Firefay

MG Boulter

Highly personal and evocative new album from M G Boulter which tells of his relationship with his home town of Southend on Sea

Robert Jurjendal

Water Finds a Way
Imaginative fourth album from Estonian guitarist Robert Jurjendal which continues to explore the concept of instrumental exploration that is so much part of his solo work

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