Smugglers and welcome to our new Smugglers Records Shop newsletter.
Expect a weekly update on all legally smuggled in top notch music
and shop events.
All releases below contain links to our website, where you can buy
online for delivery to your house, or opt to collect from the
record shop for free. You can also of course get in touch at
will_at_smugglersrecords_dot_com or 01304 362 368 to reserve for cash payment
at the shop.
Lunar Ticks (Smugglers Records)
Firstly we bring you news of our latest Smugglers Records release,
numero 25 SR0025. English Cosmic psych folksters Hanami Family
return with their second album ?Lunar Ticks' to go with the birth
of their second child. The voices interweave effortlessly with the
harmonies fused tightly from 12 years of travelling and playing around
the world, with a plethora of instruments from musical saws, 12
string guitars to singing bowls. Together Keeley and John have
honed the art of writing a great song, however it's the honesty and
confidence that comes from writing music simply for the love of it
that sets this record free. From bittersweet gently sung playful
melodies to trippy, pounding, feral psych folk reminiscent of early
Fairport Convention, Incredible String Band and Captain Beefheart,
this record is a joy from start to finish. Mixed and mastered by
Joel Magill (Syd Arthur). Here's a cracking new video and a link to buy.
Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Gumboot Soup (Heavenly)
This record was the fifth and final installment to the Gizzards
epic year of 2017, released on New Years eve, the record finally
sees a vinyl edition. This album is not an afterthought or full of
B sides, these probably didn't quite work with the other four
records because each song is completely massive!!! Buy it here and listen here.
Hopkins - Singularity (Domino)
Jon Hopkins is back after a five year hiatus, with his new album
"Singularity". Influenced by the UK producer's
experiences with meditation and trance states, it embraces a wide
stylistic range that spans "rugged techno to transcendent
choral music, from solo acoustic piano to psychedelic
ambient." Listen to the single here and buy the album here
Jazz Records' latest album ?Yoruba! Songs and Rhythms for the
Yoruba Gods in Nigeria' (Soul Jazz Records)
We love Soul Jazz Records! Their latest album ?Yoruba! Songs and
Rhythms for the Yoruba Gods in Nigeria' is newly recorded in Lagos,
Nigeria. The album is co-produced by Laolu Akins, founding member
of the legendary 1970s Nigerian Afro-Funk/Rock group Blo, and Soul
Jazz Records label head Stuart Baker.
This album features songs honouring the Nigerian gods of the Yoruba
traditional religion - Yemoja, Obatala, Ogun, Sango and others - as
well as a selection of instrumental cuts focusing on the Bata and
Dundun drums. The album comes complete with extensive text and
photography included in the 40-page outsize booklet/gatefold double
vinyl + inners showing the influence of Yoruba culture throughout
the world and the social and historical context for the music
contained here. Buy it here.
big releases and reissues this week (in no particular order).....
Gaz Coombes, Frank Turner, Jessica Risker, Damien Jurado, Jean Dubuffet, Gnod, Midas Fall, James Heather, Liz Phair, Cut Worms, Grave Lines.
Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino)
Next up will be without doubt, one of the biggest releases of the
year - a new record from the Arctic Monkeys. We have no idea what
this will sound like, however they have always been free from the
shackles of a major label, so hopes are high... Pre-order here (CD, LP, and Ltd Edition
- Let It Burn (Rocket Recordings)
Next up is the mighty Goat who return with a massive fuzzed up
tribal banger! Here are links to the tune and pre-order.
Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
Next up one of the records of the year, is being repressed! Get
your orders in again here before it runs out. And if
you've not heard it already, listen here.
Peters - Rest' La Maloya (Bongo Joe)
Our record of the week!
Next we bring you news of a recent discovery to us, Alain Peters,
of whom some of you may well be aware. A poet and troubadour of
Reunion Island, who died in '95 at the age of 43, he made
bittersweet music fusing the traditional maloya music of the
islands with African and western sounds.
As the summer approaches this is the perfect uplifting music.
Listen here to the title track, and
buy it here.
Maywaves - Live at the Record Shop
This Saturday in the shop we are hosting the Maywaves - young, good
looking, and brilliant. From 5 till 8 pm, live music from 6.30 till
7 and spinning great tunes in between..
Keep on smuggling and until next week!