Murcof - 'Dividing Space'
Published 06 April, 2021 by DM

Listen to Murcof’s ‘Dividing Space’, the second track taken from The Alias Sessions, which lands May 21st. It is accompanied by a video produced by Gleix using footage from the performances by Geneva-based dance company Alias, which served as the genesis for the album.

“The title hints at the things that separate us from the world and ourselves,” Fernando Corona explains. “The dividing space in-between is certainly ideological. Someone said that until we realise that half our lungs are hanging out there on the trees we will not be capable of fully experiencing the world.”

The Alias Sessions is available to pre-order now on double CD and triple vinyl in a deluxe spot-varnished gatefold sleeve. There are a handful of the super limited blood red vinyl editions left, available exclusively from Norman Records and Bandcamp. A concrete grey vinyl edition of 500 is also available to pre-order from independent record shops worldwide, as well as a standard black vinyl edition. | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook |
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The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits is 5 + vinyl represses
Published 01 April, 2021 by DM

The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits is 5 + vinyl represses

It is five years today since The Comet Is Coming’s debut album Channel The Spirits crashed to earth. Keen astrologers had foretold of its arrival. Indeed, the Prophecy EP gave a taste of its impact a year before, and shockwaves were felt with the release of the Death To The Planet EP a year later. We celebrate these celestial gifts from our saviours Danalogue The Conqueror, Betamax Killer and King Shabaka with the news that Channel The Spirits, Death To The Planet and Prophecy will all be repressed on black vinyl. Limited to just 300 copies each for the universe.

Pre-order from 8am (BST) tomorrow (April 2nd) on Bandcamp including a triple album bundle. They will be in shops from June 11th 2021CE. Tomorrow is Bandcamp Friday and they will once again be waiving their fees in support of artists and labels for 24 hours. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Caribou - Start Breaking My Heart is 20 + vinyl represses
Published 26 March, 2021 by DM

Caribou - Start Breaking My Heart is 20 + vinyl represses

The first Caribou (née Manitoba) album Start Breaking My Heart was released twenty years ago today. To mark the occasion, we’re repressing the first three albums, Start Breaking My Heart, Up In Flames and The Milk Of Human Kindness on black vinyl, limited to just 1000 copies each for the world. These three records helped put Leaf on the map, and certainly signposted the eclectic nature of our output.

“I'd been making music since I was an early teenager,” Dan Snaith explains. “But the music on this album was the first time I felt like something had clicked. All of a sudden, I had a sense of what I wanted the tracks I was making to be. Luckily that had happened right around the time I met Kieran Hebden, accosting him out of the blue at a festival while visiting the UK, and we had kept in touch. He passed the music along to Tony at The Leaf Label. Making this album in my crappy student bedroom in Toronto and mailing it over to Tony on burned CDs, it was thrilling that there was a real record label in London that was excited about releasing it all over the world. It may be 20 years ago, but I can still remember the excitement from around the time of this album release and of me starting to become a 'real music producer' vividly.”

Start Breaking My Heart, Up In Flames and The Milk Of Human Kindness LPs are available to pre-order now on Bandcamp. They will be in shops in the UK and Europe on 30th July and the rest of the world on 10th September. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |

Snapped Ankles - Forest Of Your Problems
Published 24 March, 2021 by DM

Snapped Ankles - Forest Of Your Problems

Snapped Ankles return to the forest, but it’s not as they left it. Trees planted in neat rows. A well-ordered monoculture with access roads and heavy machinery. The smell of greenwashed money in the air. There’s no sign of the ancient woodland they emerged from on debut album, Come Play The Trees. And it’s far cry from the gentrified East London they found themselves hawking on Stunning Luxury. All is not well in the face of progress. Welcome to the Forest Of Your Problems.

Even among the famously close-knit woodwose community there are factions forming. Meet The Business Imp, The Cornucopian, The Nemophile and The Protester. Each with their own motivations and belief systems. Their own sense of injustice: contradictions, anxieties and guilt.

‘Rhythm Is Our Business’ is your entry point - the crooked woodwose is attempting to go straight. It’s a tale as old as time itself. Watch Daisy Dickinson’s video in which the pressures of modern city living are starting to show for the Business Imp.

If it’s formats you came for, you’re in the right place. Forest Of Your Problems will be released July 2nd and is available to pre-order now on CD and digital, and in four different vinyl editions, including printed inner sleeves, a character postcard and download code.

The Business Imp Edition is the slick black vinyl version
• Available to indie shops only, The Protester Edition is produced using recycled offcuts from the vinyl manufacturing process, with each disc having a unique colour and texture
• The Cornucopian Edition is exclusive to Rough Trade Shops, and is pressed on transparent blue vinyl with a black splatter. This version also includes a bonus Parasite Sessions CD containing full-length mixes of album tracks, and comes packed in a printed paper bag instead of shrinkwrap
• Finally, the band will be selling their own Nemophile Edition online and on tour, pressed on red/brown recycled vinyl with pink splatter, and packed in a printed paper bag

Snapped Ankles will be on tour in the UK and EU in October and November. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday or sign-up to the Snaps mailing list for pre-sale access tomorrow. Find all the dates here including their show at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden on October 30th. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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