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The Vinyl Collection
What a glamtastic Yule treat for Bolanites the world over! The T.Rex VINYL COLLECTION is a sparkling delight – super-stylish and worth every penny! It makes for the perfect present, alternatively, treat yourself and add it to your own collection. Read more...

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Andy Jackson

Signal to Noise
Interesting that this came out at the same time as Pink Floyd’s ‘Endless River’ – Andy Jackson was Floyd’s engineer - and frankly this album knocks ‘… River’ in... Read more...


Los Campesinos!

'A Los Campesinos! Christmas'
What have they gone and done now? It may bewilder some as to why a cool indie pop band would decide to release a Christmas themed E.P. Read more...



...and you have an album that has twists and turns, huge soundscapes and more changes than Lady Gaga’s dressing room. Read more...

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Dodson And Fogg

In A Strange Slumber
This will appeal to many if they give it a chance and let it work its way into their lives. Autumnal and gentle but full of disturbing ideas and no shortage of ... Read more...



The gospel according to Dudu Pukwana
A terrific celebration of the man’s music and a worthy album in its own right – spot on. Read more...



Crime of the Century (40th Anniversary Edition)
Classic album from 70s prog-pop-rockers given the reissue treatment. Read more...


The Albion Christmas Band

One for the Road
This first live album from The Albion Christmas Band is a very welcome addition and possibly an antidote (to some elements of) to the festive period. Recorded l... Read more...


Nervous Nellie

'When The Nightmare Gets In'
Refined, updated, improved. 'When The Nightmare Gets In' feels like a significant milestone in Nervous Nellie's career. Read more...


Black Widow

Definitely a candidate for reissue of the year. It makes for a thoroughly welcome reissue for a lost masterpiece. Read more...


Wayne County & The Electric Chairs

Live at Rockpalast
It was always easy to write off Wayne County as a one trick pony but really he/she was a true performer and this is a solid hour of brilliant punk by a unique p... Read more...


The Czars

Best Of
The seductive sounds of ‘slowcore’ alternative rock band The Czars have slipped under the radar of the majority of the music loving masses. Formed in 1994, this... Read more...


The Vice

Black Dog is Dead EP
The newly released extended play ‘Black Dog is Dead’, from the Plymouth based four piece ‘The Vice’ screams post-punk revival, from every clean cut guitar twang... Read more...


The Tragically Hip

Fully Completely
Reissue for Canadian rockers breakthrough third album. Ontarios The Tragically Hip first came to the attention of many UK music fans with a cracking Read more...


Michelle Lewis

The Parts Of Us That Still Remain
Second full-length album from Boston singer. It seems that singer Michelle Lewis has a fixation with her hair, or at least playing with it in that way that youn... Read more...


Falmouth Sound

Falmouth Sound Vol.1
Over the last few years, Falmouth has quietly been the stomping ground for many a young band. Thanks to a mixture of inventive Read more...



Live at the O2 and Tourplay
For all their supposed nerves, apprehension and self-confessed arrogance of putting on an 11-date arena tour, supergroup McBusted reeked of success before they ... Read more...

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Donna Summer

Donna - Box Set Collection
A wonderful Christmas treat for fans of the late, great Donner Summer! Two fantastic vinyl and CD box sets of the iconic singer, songwriter and performer... Read more...


The Hillary Reynolds Band

The Miles Before Us
While The Hillary Reynolds Band are ostensibly a folk/Americana experience with this – their third album - they have produced a tapestry of genre crossing so... Read more...



Frequently compared to the likes of Tegan and Sara, Little Dragon and Bjork, Seattle’s techno-centric tunesmith, Anne-Simone, releases her debut album Read more...


Unfathomed of Abyss

Arisen Upon Oblivion
Starting with an erratic, cacophonous din that is irrational and, frankly, disconcerting, before dying down to the most incompatibly serene piano playing Read more...


The Carnabys

No Money On The Moon
Their name would suggest they are a retro mod/Who/Jam cover band; others have suggested the Rolling Stones Led Zeppelin, and Queens of the Stone Age as influenc... Read more...


Einar Stray Orchestra

Like the idea of a dash of Genesis, dollops of Michael Nyman, a soupçon of Beatles and traces of folk? Well the Einar Stray Orchestra have blended all those her... Read more...



The Miseducation Of Itsu
Banditsu is a true representative of the new wave of rap coming out of London and during the wait for his latest project to be released, he has been busy solidi... Read more...


The Moody Blues

The Magnificent Moodies
Half a decade after its release, The Moody Blues' debut gets special treatment. Read more...


Fish On Friday

Yet more proof that there is modern music with character and integrity – no bombast or outrageous excess, just some superb playing and songs that have an almost... Read more...


Roger Chapman

I love this album. Chapman is on top form and the material is brilliant. A total package – oh, very yes. Read more...



Dreamy pop all the way from France. Looking to go head-to-head with the likes of Lykke Li and Sia, is 28 year old France Picoulet, releasing this her debut albu... Read more...



Vinyl Box Set 1976-1982
Punk-pop pioneers given the vinyl repacking treatment. While the UK's alleged vinyl revival might be a little overplayed (the statistics are on the up - but onl... Read more...


Holly Johnson

Blast (Expanded Edition)
Reissue of 1989 solo album from former Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer. Holly Johnson was one of the most distinctive pop stars of the 1980s, leading Frankie G... Read more...

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