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2022, album, carla dal forno, come around, further listening, mix, mixtape, new, south records -

Carla Dal Forno is a long-time shop favourite so we're delighted she took the time to make us a Further Listening playlist to go alongside her new album, Come Around On Come Around, Carla Dal Forno grapples with ideas of home, disorder and insomnia in the swift pop structures of her DIY/post-punk forebearers such as Young Marble Giants, Virginia Astley and Broadcast. Come Around embodies a newfound solitude born of/in elemental pop hooks and enlightened songwriting, striking between the melodic simplicity of Anna Domino and YMG and the arrangement hooks of The Cannanes and Movietone, capturing dal Forno at her most...

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2022, Further Listening, Library Music Volume One, Mix, Playlist, The Leaf Library -

With the release of their new singles and rarities compilation, Library Music Volume One, we asked The Leaf Library to knock us up a Further Listening playlist - which they did in record time, the sign of true heads. This great mix takes in some of the greatest left-of-centre pop of the past 30-ish years, from Stereolab, to Flying Saucer Attack, Fridge, and Laika. Dig in below, and pick up the new record in the shop, or HERE Library Music: Volume One is a sixteen track double LP collecting the North London drone pop band’s 7” singles, one-offs and compilation...

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2022, Asylums, cool thing, further listening, mix, playlist, signs of life -

Asylums release one of the years best records this week, and to celebrate guitarist Jazz Miell has made us an exclusive Further Listening playlist, with great selections from Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, BadBadNotGood, Todd Rundgren, and loads more.  Asylums have been quietly building an impressive back catalogue of albums since the release of their debut Killer Brain Waves in 2016. With three full studio albums and a stand-alone single behind them, Asylums are back with their fourth album Signs Of Life - their first since the release of 2020’s Steve Albini recorded 3rd album Genetic Cabaret. Listen here>> Asylums Further...

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2021, Andy Bell, Ever Decreasing Circles, further listening, mix, new, playlist, Ride, sonic cathedral, south records -

Andy Bell has been a constant companion to many of us for 30 odd years, as guitarist/singer in Ride, to bassist in Oasis, and now his solo work. He released his solo debut last year to coincide with his 50th birthday, and has followed that up this year with a series of EPs - the ever decreasing circles series (12", 10", 7" and CD). Perpetually moving forward with his own music, taking in ecstatic psych pop, electronic studio experimentation, shoegaze (of course) and all points in between. This Further Listening playlist, made exclusively for us, is a deep dive in...

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2021, clifftown, further listening, Hudson records, matt boulter, mg boulter, mix, playlist, south records -

We're long term fans of MG Boulter, having had him play in the shop on a few occasions over the years. A songwriter whose turn of phrase and observant lyrics bring new light to the minutiae or small town life. His new album Clifftown, is out now on Hudson Records, and he's been kind enough to make us a playlist of some favourites. Scroll down to read Matt's thoughts on his choices, and to listen BUY: Clifftown Clifftown is an album about growing up and living in a seaside suburban town, the good and the bad. I have always been drawn...

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