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Not Forgotten: Pulp – His ‘n’ Hers

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News: Mott the Hoople to release Mental Train (The Island Years 1969-71) six CD box set

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IT MUST’VE been pretty full-on cathartic and emotional to have been at the UK Government’s Covid-relaxation test gig in the green surrounds of Liverpool’s Sefton Park on the first Sunday in May. Real, actual, open-air live music. And on that bill was Wigan’s absolute cutest, The Lathums, who got to play a ten-song set to …

The second full-length album release from London indie trio Flyte is a break-up story spanning the emotional spectrum of heartbreak- from reflective, bitter navel-gazing, to ascerbic pot-shots aimed squarely at ex-lovers. Recorded in Los Angeles, This is Really going to Hurt has a definite, old-school California sound in its infusion of folk and introspection. It …

Amy Winehouse – Singles Collection A 7” singles box set comprising all of Amy Winehouse’s memorable singles from the Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures albums, will be released on November 20th. Featured tracks include ‘Stronger Than Me’, ‘Rehab’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, all of which won the Ivor Novello Award …

Skip Marley, whose history-making global hit ‘Slow Down’ with Grammy© Award-winning artist H.E.R. reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart in the spring – a first for a Jamaican-born artist – releases his hugely anticipated debut EP, ‘Higher Place’, via Tuff Gong/Island Records. The 7-track project was named Higher Place as a call to action to Skip’s generation, fans, and listeners to inspire …

Following a huge delay (thanks again, coronavirus), Las Vegas’ The Killers have finally released their bombastic sixth album Imploding the Mirage. Coming at us via Island Records on 21st August, the album comes just one year ahead of the band’s 20th anniversary, and with it comes some interesting sonic changes for the band, whilst keeping …

UNAVAILABLE for years, bootlegged time and time again, and changing hands for feverish sums often well into the three figures, it’ll come as a relief to many a wax junkie that Island have announced a vinyl reissue programme for PJ Harvey’s catalogue with the label. And the programme, which is set to run into 2021, …

Following on from their Ecstacy EP which dropped in February, Disclosure return with a new album ENERGY – released on August 28th via Island Records, and from it they’ve released the title track. It features cut up samples of Eric Thomas, the hip-hop preacher who appeared on their 2013 Where the Fire Starts to Burn …

The debut album from Sports Team has got us pretty excited, and ahead of its release on 19th June via Island Records, they’ve shared a new single and video in the shape of ‘Going Soft’, which has got us, frankly, delirious. If you like your indie rock scuffed up and scuzzy, but with the sort …

In retrospect Pulp were a band that burned brightly and became hugely important to a generation, but whose work remains oddly preserved in a sort of musical aspic. Although they had been around since the late 70s, Pulp had remained almost comically incapable of making any sort of commercial or critical impact. That remained the …

The Mental Train’s a rollin’… It’s probably fair to say that Mott the Hoople had a career of two halves. While it took the Bowie-penned to catapult them to commercial success, it is notable that despite the meagre sales of their previous four albums Mott the Hoople had recorded for Island Records, they had earned …