Staff Picks

Come On Die Young by Mogwai

'Punk Rock' is just over 2 minutes of delicate guitar, layered over an Iggy Pop interview from 1977, and is a perfect opening for this album. The ... more
'Punk Rock' is just over 2 minutes of delicate guitar, layered over an ... more

by Kevin
hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway

1000 Forms Of Fear by Sia

The quirky Australian singer is back and in full swing! Over the last few years Sia has gotten worldwide recognition for her previous albums through ... more
The quirky Australian singer is back and in full swing! Over the last few ... more

by Darya
hmv Milton Keynes

Everything's A Thread by The John Steel Singers

The John Steel Singers are an exciting five piece indie band from Australia’s Sunshine Coast.  Recorded at home, their second album, ... more
The John Steel Singers are an exciting five piece indie band from ... more

by Shayne
hmv Plymouth

Matangi by MIA

MIA’s fourth album is another political dancefloor banger from the UK-Sri Lanka rapper and agitator that will please any previous admirers of ... more
MIA’s fourth album is another political dancefloor banger from the ... more

by Alex
hmv London

Once More 'Round The Sun (Explicit Content – Parental Advisory) by Mastodon

Mastodon soars to new heights on Once More ‘Round the Sun, the breathtaking sixth studio album.   It’s a direct ... more
Mastodon soars to new heights on Once More ‘Round the Sun ... more

by Shane
hmv Plymouth

Singles by Future Islands

Future Islands has been hard at work steadily recording and performing since forming in 2006.  Singles is the Baltimore ... more
Future Islands has been hard at work steadily recording and ... more

by Shane
hmv Plymouth

Stay Gold by First Aid Kit

Gone is the country influence, but left to stay is a greater helping of what made First Aid Kit so alluring in the first place; the harmonies between ... more
Gone is the country influence, but left to stay is a greater helping of ... more

by Chris
hmv Cambridge

Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

How do you follow up a smash-hit album like Born To Die? Pretty much like this – keep talking about those red dresses, tell us you’re ... more
How do you follow up a smash-hit album like Born To Die? Pretty much like ... more

by Alex
hmv London

Galore by Thumpers

From the ashes of naughties indie outfit Pull Tiger Tail, come indie infused synth-pop act Thumpers. Fresh from taking SXSW by storm they have hit ... more
From the ashes of naughties indie outfit Pull Tiger Tail, come indie ... more

by Scot
hmv Brighton

Sunbathing Animal by Parquet Courts

New York-based Parquet Courts’ debut, American Specialties, saw limited reception. In the three years since, the band have coined a meaty, ... more
New York-based Parquet Courts’ debut, American Specialties, saw ... more

by Sam
hmv Colchester