Hot Chip are going to be In Our Heads all summer.
1 (NEW) HOT CHIP – IN OUR HEADS – DOMINO
The 10cc of contemporary indie dance (they’ve got beards and are a bit clever clever), return with their fifth studio L.P. It’s their best to date and is set to soundtrack the festival season on a global scale and European holiday resorts throughout the summer. http://youtu.be/fxg2JbWA7Nk
2 (8) MAXIMO PARK – HIPS AND LIPS – V2
The first single from highly anticipated L.P. The National Health, builds, drops and slams you up against the wall, as Paul Smith gains power from increasing paranoia. http://youtu.be/1d910sRZgs0
3 (7) TONY AND TANDY – THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET – ACID JAZZ
A great slice of soulful pop from 1969. Originally released on Atlantic and comes backed with the hit Two Can Make It Together. Another gem in the Rare Mod series.
4 (4) FRIENDS – MANIFEST! – LUCKY NUMBER
One of the most eagerly awaited L.P’s of the summer has arrived and it lives up to the hype and then some. These Brooklyn hipsters mix up just the right amount of know how, delivering cool and sexy, funky indie pop, that firmly puts New York back in the limelight. http://youtu.be/I90FkC6BMbw
5 (6) CROCODILES – ENDLESS FLOWERS – SOUTERRAIN TRANSMISSIONS
The second single to be taken from their forthcoming L.P. of the same name is a melodic fuzzy kaleidoscope with a hint of classic Echo & The Bunnymen. Shoegazing in Technicolor.
6 (1) KRAAK & SMAAK FT. ROMANTHONY – BUILT FOR LOVE – JALAPENO
Farley & Heller get back in the driving seat with a couple of deep acid tinged proper house mixes and Psychemagik take it to the retro futurist disco. http://youtu.be/mTyMlAFvrAs
7 (9) CERA ALBA – SAVE THE DAY EP – TURQUOISE BLUE
Spooky twisted vocal samples fly around Dub Love and horror b movie synths, driven by an abyss like groove. Be careful with the hallucinogens. http://youtu.be/yN7Er6nGrtI
8 (11) VARIOUS ARTISTS – HIPSTERS 3 – ACID JAZZ
16 Cuts from around the world of happening garage rock and power pop outfits with a sharp knowing savvy. Highlights include The Snakemen 3, The Electric mess, Wet Dog, Thee Rum Coves, Houdini Dax and The Pages cover of The Jean Genie. http://youtu.be/9mqxhqarcX4
9 (12) MARCONI UNION – DIFFERENT COLOURS – JUST MUSIC
The masters of ambience return with their fifth studio L.P. Another work of bewitching beauty that transports you to a place full of awe and wonder. Float on.
10 (5) JAKE BUGG – LIGHTNING BOLT – MERCURY
A rockin’ boot stompin’ country yee ha complete with tobacco chewing southern drawl. http://youtu.be/fY0oPg1h8fQ
11 (3) THE DUBWOOD ALLSTARS - UNDER DUBWOOD /
THE TIME AND SPACE MACHINE - RIVER THEME – RIVERTONES
Debut release from Caught By The River’s Rivertones label is a corking double A 7”. Richard Burton meets Ali Baba flipped with Richard Norris on a low slung psychedelic wig out.
12 (15) JARVIS & DIESEL – WEE HEART / FOUR WALLS - MOTON
Balearic builder with plenty of rhythm changes and percussive delights.
13 (10) TONE OF ARC – SHAKING THE SKY / NO PUSHERS – No.19 MUSIC
The debut release from Derrick Boyd aka Tone Of Arc smacks of classy production, deep sensations and heady escapism working around low slung house grooves with substance. Lovely stuff. http://youtu.be/TwFQICvM384
14 (NEW) VARIOUS ARTIISTS – RICHARD SEN PRESENTS THIS AIN’T CHICAGO. THE UNDERGROUND SOUND OF UK HOUSE AND ACID 1987 - 1991 – STRUT
The title says it all. Lovingly put together and packed with mind bending nuggets. http://youtu.be/F2MAscbsGuE
15 (18) MEN OF NORTH COUNTRY – THE NORTH – ACID JAZZ
Debut L.P. from Israel’s finest soulful pop outfit, who have a passion for 60’s torch songs, RnB stompers and all things northern, including a bit of Manchester indie. http://youtu.be/nlI41MAAtNM
16 (NEW) YETI LANE – WARNING SENSATIONS – SONIC CATHEDRAL
The second single to be taken from their critically acclaimed L.P. The Echo Show, sees the Parisian duo drawing inspiration from Grandaddy and MGMT, resulting in a softly sung psychedelic swirl with nifty analogue licks. School Of Seven Bells and Warm Digits deliver the remixes. http://youtu.be/S5g8nX9IL-I
17 (19) THE MICRONAUTS & BOSCO – HOOCHIE COOCHIE REMIXED – MICRONAUTICS
D-R-U-N-K, Dew Town Mayor, Crash Override and Error 404 all join the party, topping up the Coco Loco punch and lacing it with something a little stronger. It’ll have you bouncing off walls. http://youtu.be/TUn9_sf83hE http://youtu.be/NUfFxp5VlV8
18 (13) TOBOR EXPERIMENT DISCO EXPERIENCE – THE REMIX EXPERIENCE – BEAR FUNK
Stevie Kotey’s take on Shivers comes over like some unearthed forgotten gem of David Bowie on the old Joanna in a disco fun pub.
19 (23) ARSENAL – ONE DAY AT A TIME – PLAYOUT
Belgian duo that are doing the do in Europe and are set to make waves over here with this nice slice of contemporary pop. Joakim, Com Truise and Optimo deliver the mixes. http://youtu.be/ZO2mUSkptkA
20 (30) DUB PISTOLS – ALIVE / MUCKY WEEKEND – SUNDAY BEST
Go straight for Mucky Weekend which features the rhyming talents of Rodney P, who picks up the Mike Skinner taking the piss baton and runs with it, quoting Dillinger along the way. It’ll put a smile on your face.
21 (29) DAN LE SAC – PLAY ALONG – SUNDAY BEST
Lifted from his forthcoming debut solo L.P. Space Between The Words, and featuring Sarah Williams White on vocal duties, moving with ease over wordy indie pop R&B with an electro twist.
22 (NEW) FISH GO DEEP – BEING SUPREME – GO DEEP
The Irish house duo make a welcome return with a peak time floor filler that works first rate drum programming, low end piano hooks and addictive feel good chanting, that gives off a bit of a so hip it hurts downtown New York vibe.
23 (26) HAUSCHKA – SALON DES AMATEURS REMIX EP’S – FAT CAT
Four different titles spread over two 12”s. Michael Mayer, Steve Bicknell, Vainqueur, Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer get involved. Class.
24 (16) DICKY CONTINENTAL – BITTEN TO THE QUICK – DIAMOND STYLUS
The debut release from Mr D.C. aka Rich Thair of Red Snapper and Toob fame, is a fat slab of slightly twisted trip hop with emotive pads and a dark undercurrent.
25 (25) SWEET LIGHTS – ARE WE GONNA WORK IT OUT – HIGHLINE
Upbeat pounder dripping with interwoven harmonies and melody. Lifted from the gorgeous eponymous debut L.P.
26 (20) MINA TINDLE – TARANTA – BELIEVE
Debut L.P. from French / Spanish singer songwriter that is feel good percussive folk sporting a pop zest, with a voice like an angel and a mischievious twinkle in her eye. http://youtu.be/UjKqBarZVaY
27 (NEW) CAMEO CULTURE – NIGHT SWIMMING – No.19 MUSIC
Debut single of Balearic blue eyed soulful pop with a subtle house groove. Comes backed with Parts Of You & I, another beach bar winner with a Slow Hands remix.
28 (NEW) DECO CHILD – S&G – NINJA TUNE
The second single from this inspired young Londoner picks up where Pray left off. Wide eyed euphoria teeters on delicate rhythms creating something very powerful yet at the same time very fragile, with its other worldly macabre beauty on the edge of destruction. http://youtu.be/JxjsUfDsns0
29 (NEW) ALEX NEIVEL & DJ SCHWA – LE CLAN EP – LARGE MUSIC
The EP gets off to an irresistible start with a Prague visits Chicago remake of Cajmere’s 1992 classic The Percolater, and the title cut works slightly freaky cute and funky techno.
30 (NEW) CHARLESTON – RED HEARTS OF GOLD – GOOD BAIT
Gothic crescendos, post punk bass lines and military snares accompany Lily Gaskell’s banshee vocals on a breath taking trip. Youandewan and Chamboche do the lush deep house honours.