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PEOPLE CHANGE
31 May 2012 / Promo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Prophets of Sinnerman ::
Prophets of Sinnerman conjure up their own mystique, even without this bright, partly sinister series of relevant electronica

THE SPACE BETWEEN US * joint album of the month *
31 May 2012 / Club AC30 / 9 Trk CD
:: Daniel Land And The Modern Painters ::
A sensitive, powerful and very accomplished album

COMPOSED
31 May 2012 / Leaf / 9 Trk CD
:: Jherek Bischoff ::
...mixes retro croons with an orchestrated combination of modern pop and ironic lyrics

BRILLIANT
31 May 2012 / 12 Trk CD
:: Ultravox ::
Ultravox return with surprising results...

FREAK PUKE
31 May 2012 / 10 Trk CD & Download
:: The Melvins ::
A powerful record, with the Melvins strangeness bound within

VALTARI
31 May 2012 / EMI / 8 Trk CD
:: Sigur Rós ::
a far more ambient album even for fans of perhaps one of the world’s most ambient bands

LAUGHING PARTY
31 May 2012 / Safe & Sound / 12 Trk CD
:: It Hugs Back ::
Crushed art pop remembering all eras of true indie...

THE LAND
31 May 2012 / Sturdy Records / 11 Trk CD
:: The Wind-Up Birds ::
Interesting debut LP from the post-punk / new wave revivalists

THE KILLING JAR
31 May 2012 / New Heavy Sounds / 10 Trk 12” Vinyl & Download
:: Black Moth ::
...moulded in the shape of a hard charging early Black Sabbath

MIDNIGHT AT THE SYCAMORE LOUNGE
31 May 2012 / Philophobia / 13 Trk CD & Download
:: St Gregory Orange ::
...impeccable stuff from Yorkshire.

DARE
31 May 2012 / Virgin (EMI) / Deluxe CD Edition
:: The Human League ::
Embarking on what is widely regarding as ‘one of pop’s most influential albums' the rest, they say, is history...

THE RUINS OF MANCHESTER
31 May 2012 / LTM Recordings / 13 Trk CD & Download
:: Dislocation Dance ::
...a melodic affair combining a pre-baggy outlook with servings of new wave funk and pop

STUPID FUTURE EP * Single / EP of the month *
31 May 2012 / White Label / 4 Trk Download
:: Palmstruck ::
Palmstruck’s tour de force...

THE EVE OF INVASION
31 May 2012 / Cognitive Dissonance Records / 10 Trk CD, Download & Deluxe Vinyl
:: The Narrows ::
...surrounded by restless chickens and bombarded by the relentless bitfeed of the still-young decade of discontent, three men start plotting the resistance

THE VERY LAST OF THE SAINTS
31 May 2012 / Last Night On Earth / 9 Trk CD & Download
:: Ghosting Season ::
It's never been quite clear exactly where Worriedaboutsatan ends and Ghosting Season begins...

NANCY / IN MY LABORATORY
31 May 2012 / Sotones Records / 2 Trk Download
:: Johnny 5th Wheel & The Cowards ::
‘a Lynchian trip and fantastical dream of a girl possessed by her own dream of a possibly fictional world’

BEFORE QUESTIONS BECAME
31 May 2012 / Promo / 1 Trk Download
:: The Watchmakers ::
A mesmeric start with some real innovation and style

PLEASURE BLAST * recommended *
31 May 2012 / White Label / 11 Trk CD & Download
:: Onions ::
Joyfully baffling in some respects yet able to produce this fine assortment of new wave indie and retro-pop

CATSALOGUE
31 May 2012 / Function Records / 11 Trk CD & Download
:: Cats And Cats And Cats ::
Defunct Cats release best of retrospective...

TEN NOTES ON A SUMMERS DAY
31 May 2012 / Crassical Collection / 6 Trk CD
:: Crass ::
For their final release, Crass drop the dustbin fuzz guitars as cleaner, more ambling soundtracks added

A WORLD AWAY EP
31 May 2012 / Demo / 3 Trk Download
:: Kid Called Sorrow ::
A hugely original and fairly unique sound for anything normally associated with this city

SURGE OF YOUTH
31 May 2012 / Louder Than War Records / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl & Download
:: Deadbeat Echoes ::
Explosive, trigger happy frenetic wig-outs from the young rockers...

SUPERTITS CANDYSNAKE
31 May 2012 / Demo / 9 Trk Download
:: Migrant Worker ::
A heady mix that sits somewhere between Deftones and the fluid, flared trouser excellence of Blackfoot

THREE PEAKS EP
31 May 2012 / Promo / 5 Trk Download
:: Martin Plock, Matt Burnside Band & Steph Stephenson ::
A thoughtful EP, made in the spirit of a demo and with a complementary collection of artists

SATURATED
31 May 2012 / White Label / 1 Trk Download
:: Cable35 ::
A powerful, burning, searing three minutes of growling youth angst

BROTHER EP
31 May 2012 / Smoked & Uncut / 4 Trk Download
:: The Slow Show ::
The Slow Show continue to produce some astoundingly deep and triumphantly low key climaxes

THE SLOW READERS CLUB * joint album of the month *
31 May 2012 / White Label / 12 Trk CD
:: The Slow Readers Club ::
...an armful of essential, unforgettable music

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT
31 May 2012 / Recreation Records / 10 Trk CD & Download
:: The Witches ::
I’m not sure if the Witches are back, but if they are this is spellbinding – if not, we should all be gutted by their absence

SONGS FOR SINNERS EP
31 May 2012 / KVK Records / 4 Trk CD & Download
:: The Kill Van Kulls ::
The Kill Van Kulls continue to champion their own brand of epic 80’s revivalism

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