1. Detatchments - The Flowers That Fell (Thisisnotanexit)
Excellent new single from the London band.
3rd April - London, Kill Em All Launch @ Queen Of Hoxton
23rd April - Brighton, Secret Discotheque @ Po Na Na
28th April - London, Buffalo Bar
29th April - Paris, Rock Is Dead? @ Fleche D'or
2nd May - Camden, Proud Galleries
6th May - Chelmsford, Barhouse
2. The Mary Onettes - Dare (Labrador)
This is the title track from the Swedish band's new E.P. which will be released through Labrador on April 29th.
3. Superchunk - Learned To Surf (Merge)
Well I never thought I would ever hear a new Superchunk record so imagine my suprise when this little baby turned up last week. It's a five track E.P. called "Leaves In The Gutter" and features songs which they have been playing in live shows over the last couple of years. It does sound as though Superchunk are preparing to unleash a new album into the world before we're very much older and on the strength of this I'm looking forward to it already.
4. Richie Spice - Jah Never Let Us Down (Penthouse)
Taken from the new compilation "Penthouse Showcase Volume Three".
5. Delphic - Counterpoint (R&S)
Delphic are from the fine City of Manchester and as far as I'm aware this is their debut single which will be released on 13th April through R&S.
9th April - London, Notting Hill Arts Club
12th April - Sheffield, The Plug
15th April - London, Pure Groove (in store)
21st April - London, Madame Jo Jo's
25th April - Manchester, The Chapel
12th May - Leeds, Cockpit (with Little Boots)
13th May - Manchester, Club Academy (with Little Boots)
6. Hook & The Twin - Race For The Bone (Self Released)
This is a track from the debut single by the London based band.
16th April - London, Go West @ Paradise Bar
30th April - London, Anorak Vs Moshi Moshi @ Hoxton Bar & Grill
13th May - London, The Victoria
28th May - London, Riff Raff @ Proud Galleries
29th May - London, Bar Music Hall
7. Conectivers - Tunes My (Promo)
8. And What Will Be Left Of Them? - L' Amour Violent (Pop Art)
Taken from the Worcester bands debut album "The Hi-Fi Low Life" which was released last month through Pop Art.
10th April - Leominster, Tickled Pink @ The Royal Oak
11th April - Worcester, The Marrs Bar
12th April - Bristol, The Mother Ruin
23rd April - London, How Does It Feel To Be Loved @ Jamm, Brixton
1st May - Gloucester, Skins Party @ Glouceter Guildhall
5th June - Winchester, Lonely Hearts Club @ The Railway
9. Rico Tubbs - Hip Rave Anthem (Cheap Thrills)
Hey! We're going old school.
10. Dutch Schultz - On The Shelf (Di Di Mau)
This is the title track from the Northern Ireland bands new E.P.
9th April - Portrush, Retro
10th April - Derry, Masons
11th April - Warrenpoint, INF
16th April - Belfast, Limelight
27th April - Galway, Roisin Dubh
8th May - Sligo, Clarence
29th May - Belfast, Sprin & Airbrake
11. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Ramona (Slumberland)
This is the b-side of the new single "Young Adult Friction" which was released through Slumberland last week.
14th May - Brighton, Great Escape Festival
16th May - London, Brixton Windmill
17th May - Leicester, The Musician
18th May - Wrexham, Central Station
19th May - York, The Duchess (just try keeping me away from this one)
20th May - Glasgow - Nice n' Sleazy
21st May - Leeds, Cockpit
22nd May - Manchester, Chorlton Irish Centre
23rd May - Bristol, Dot To Dot Festival
24th May - Northampton, Dot To Dot Festival
12. The Big Pink - Velvet (4AD)
I can't tell you anything at all about this band apart from the fact that this single is astounding. It puts me in mind of Primal Scream's "Higher Than The Sun" in some ways. Sublime.
15th April - Sheffield, Leadmill
16th April - Glasgow, King Tuts
17th April - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
18th April - Dublin, Crawdaddy
20th April - Leeds, Cockpit
13. Spectors - There She Goes (10x Better)
Another good new retro sounding indie band from the capitol. There seems to be a bit of a scene building up for that early nineties guitar sound. This track is one of two on the bands debut single.
16th April - London, 93 Feet East
30th April - London, Hope & Anchor
28th May - London, The Wimington Arms
14. Sarandon - Good Working Practice (Slumberland)
"Kill Twee Pop" was one of the best albums of 2008 and still gets the occasional play in my house. New record pleeeease!!!
15. The Wave Pictures - I Thought Of You Again (Moshi Moshi)
Taken from the new album "If You Leave It Alone" which will be released through Moshi Moshi on 4th May. The title track will be released as a limited edition seven inch on 13th April.
8th April - Coventry, The Tin Angel
9th April - Nottingham, The Rescue Rooms
10th April - Manchester, The Roundhouse
11th April - Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
12th April - Cardiff, Buffalo Bar
13th April - Bristol, Thelka
14th April - Brighton, The Freebutt
15th April - London, ICA