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SIGNING today with one of the leading modern compositional imprints, Decca/Mercury KX, Orcadian composer Erland Cooper has marked the occasion in a fascinating if not entirely expected way. He already has his first album recorded; it’s entitled Carve the Runes Then Be Content With Silence, and is a new work written and recorded for solo …

LIVERPOOL’S upbeat popsters Red Rum Club are gonna be swinging into autumn with a new album, in which the sextet are gonna unveil a dastardly plan couched in well-turned tunesmithery – How To Steal The World. Top hats, twizzling ‘taches and some bloody decent tunes. Wanna hear a first single? Good-o, because “Nightcalling” is with …

BROOKLYN’s three-sister indie rock band TEEN were much loved by those in the know, and rightfully so, with slow-burn, atmospheric altpop numbers such as “Raggedy Andy” to offer the world. It was with sadness that that same cognoscenti received the news that sisters Lizzie, Katherine and Kristina Lieberson were calling it a day after two …

ARE YOU a sucker for an imaginary soundtrack, film-score funk? Hell, I am. Ever since the days of Barry Adamson’s inestimably influential Moss Side Story, the score for a Manchester crime flick yet to be made, and its strapline: “In a black and white world, murder brings a touch of colour”. And it really did, …

IRISH folk-pop trio All the Luck In The World have just announced that, nearly three years in the making, their third album will be with us very soon; and they’ve dropped a first single, “Waves (Poem)”, the line-drawn lyric animation for which you can watch below. The album’s entitled How The Ash Felt and encompasses …

UNIVERSALLY regarded, without too much contention from the Lennon and McCartney camps, as the best Beatles’ solo album, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, home to such classics as “My Sweet Lord” and “Isn’t It A Pity”, as covered so beautifully by Galaxie 500, is to receive a whole series of deluxe expansions to mark …

CONFLUENCE and significance; that’s what we have here. Those intrepid curators and sound seekers at We Are Busy Bodies announce the release of Kippie Moeketsi and Hal Singer’s Blue Stompin, scheduled for July 23rd on digital platforms and as a delicious vinyl slab. It’s another prestigious addition to the label’s catalogue, featuring a seminal global …

A LEFTFIELD guitarist of renown on the American East Coast experimental scene and owner of the C/Site imprint, home to edgeland explorers such as Alexander, Pieces of Fruit, xNoBBQx and Secret Treaties, among others, Connecticut’s Stefan Christensen has announced that his latest album, his third of the year so far, will be with us in …

HAMBURG’S excellent imprint Bureau B, one of whose investigative strands in recent years has been bringing forth unheard works from the Krautrock archives, is to mark the half-century of Faust, the seminal band who formed in the pastoral surrounds of Wümme, near Bremen, in 1971; and whose bargain-priced “The Faust Tapes”, compiled for the UK …

SUMMER’S really, really goddam here, and in the most deliciously quirky way, as LA’s French-American psych-popsters Pearl & The Oysters drop the first single from their third album, which will be with us right at the end of the highest season. That single, “Treasure Island” is a delight of angelic vocals, modular whoops and whooshes, …