Pictish Trail, Placebo, Richard Thompson, Ibibio Sound Machine, Anais Mitchell

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The fifth album from Isle Of Eigg dwelling psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail is out now, 'a strange, unpredictable, sardonic and yet deeply personal record inspired by all from Fever Ray to The Flaming Lips, Liars, Mercury Rev and Beck.'

Limited edition green vinyl and CD available now.

In September Placebo resurfaced from a long hibernation to release Beautiful James, their first single in five years – and first from the new album Never Let Me Go which is out 25th March. 'Placebo’s latest work is varied and expansive with plenty to go into for long-time fans of the band as well as newer listeners' (Riff Magazine)

This week sees the release of (Guitar, Vocal) A Collection Of Unreleased and Rare Material 1967-1976 a 45th Anniversary re-issue of Richard Thompson’s 1976 collection of rarities with Fairport Convention, Linda Thompson and solo. Remastered and available on double 180 gram black vinyl.

(London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams) Ibibio Sound Machine's Electricity 'was produced by the Grammy Award and Mercury Prize nominated British synthpop group Hot Chip, a collaboration born out of mutual admiration watching each other on festival stages, as well as a shared love of Francis Bebey and Giorgio Moroder.'

'As it did for many artists, the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly offered Anais Mitchell a blank slate to reconnect with her own music. The result is a new self-titled album made with close collaborators from Bon Iver, The National and her own band Bonny Light Horseman, Mitchell’s first collection of all-new material under her own name since 2012’s Young Man in America.'

The Harvest is Mammoth Weed Lizard Bastard’s fourth album, and of course it is a record shot through with the trademark heavy MWWB sound, and their unique blend of metal and shoegaze. In stock on 2 colour aquamarine and green twisted stripe vinyl

'The Pop Group’s seminal 1979 album has been given a new dub mix by British reggae legend Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, who has produced for a wide variety of artists including Fela Kuti, Bananarama and Linton Kwesi Johnson...Y is ranked by The Wire as one of the 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and by Pitchfork as one of the Best Albums of the ‘70s.'

Julian Cope's Barrowlands on CD 'Here’s a fabulous extract from Cope’s uproarious Glasgow show at the legendary Barrowlands dancehall...Barrowlands captures Cope at his stretched-out 1990s finest. A hot mess!'

Tindersticks release a 20 track best of collection this week - Past Imperfect: The Best Of The Tindersticks '91 - '21 'As the band celebrate their thirtieth year, Past Imperfect… showcases collected works throughout their rich history, with the addition of one new track.'

'The Lord of Chaos EP sees the original Killing Joke line-up delivering their first new material in seven years – a return to an earlier, punkier style, shot through with raw angst and documenting the turbulent times in which we now exist.'

British electronica musician and producer Jon Hopkins' latest album Music For Psychedelic Therapy is in store now. 'Hopkins swerves with this album away from the dancefloor and to a calming, introspective view of nature and psychedelic therapy.' (DIY Mag)

We have the limited undies only pink vinyl version of soul band Stone Foundation's new album Outside Looking In.

'It’s been a decade since Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators released their debut album together...Enter 4, the Dave Cobb-produced highly anticipated studio effort.'

We have the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Black Keys' El CaminoThree heavyweight 140-gram high-performance limited edition ‘snowy white’ coloured vinyl discs and poster. Absolute classic!


The latest issue of the Lincolnshire Rock Magazine Rock Lynx is in store now https://www.rocklynx.co.uk/

We are working hard behind the scenes on Record Store Day. Orders are going in to the suppliers as we write and our stocklist will be on the website by the end of next week. We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate the 15th RSD in what is the shop's 18th year on Saturday 23rd April from 8am with live music, freebies and loads of fantastic limited edition vinyl. Full info HERE

Andrew Willoughby at Alford Acoustics invites local musicians to take part in the first Alford Music and Arts Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July.

The event will have 'a really exciting range performances, events, displays and workshops. There will be music, dance, drama, creative writing and poetry...'

Busking will be taking place in several venues over the weekend.

If you'd like to perform then email andrewalfordfestival@outlook.com by 3rd April with the following info:

Which day(s) you are available? How many session(s) and what length? Are you prepared to play indoors and outdoors? Do you need power? What is your style of music? If a group, how many performers?





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