BLACK FRIDAY Round Up, AILBHE REDDY Exclusive Pressings, New STORMZY, MOZ Dvd/Blu Ray, THE FALL Compilation, Santie Releases, And Remembering

hi everyone

Hope all is well enough out there!

Santie as we say in Cork is only around the corner …where does it go like!

Right firstly, the MICK FLANNERY coloured LP releases, yes these have never been out on vinyl before , so really nice ones to get and two cracking albums to boot..sher aren’t they all to be fair…top drawer always from Mick….sorry i got sidetracked, these two “ white lies” and “ red to blue” are now not out until the 9th of Dec…nice santie presents…so we have started an aul list for them. Speaking of Mick, we got a CD in the past few days of  ELAINE FLANNERY ( Mick and siblings mam) album made in 2007 I believe,  called “ keepsake”.  Every cent from the sales of this album are going to Marymount ( a hospice here in Cork) 

Mick’s mam passed in 2014 and a lot of ye probably saw the family on the news lately about it, not really for me to comment except to say a horrendous thing for a family to go through..ah just a terrible thing. So the cd is available from us, on the site or in the siopa and as i said every cent to Marymount. Would you link it please Shane bud.
Yeah, no bother Ray. Here’s the link:

So releases in the shop for this Friday the 11th of November include…

 BILLY IDOL EP “ the cage” red vinyl, three DURAN DURAN VINYL reissues , ALED JONES & RUSSELL WATSON christmas cd , GREG LAKE “ i believe in father christmas” , GROOVE ARMADA have a 4lp boxset on BMG “ GA 25” , new LOUIS TOMLINSON album ,  MISSY ELLIOT LP REISSUE , SOFT CELL & THE PET SHOP BOYS have the 12” “ purple zone”  , THE VIRGIN PRUNES reissue of “ if i die , i die” 
 new BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN album “ only the strong survive” , DEPECHE MODE  “ playing the angel “ , JAMIROQUAI reissue “ dynamite” , Powerwolf’s ‘Lupus Dei’ , Jonathan Richman &The Modern Lovers reissue , Sophie Ellie-Bextor’s ‘Kitchen Disco’ Live,  ‘Best Of’ Symposium , Frankie And The Witch Fingers ‘Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters…’, 
 Larkin Poe , Wütrio , Less Than Jake’s ‘Silver Lining’s 

 new album by JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR “ nobodys fool”  , LIVE FOREVER : A TRIBUTE TO BILLY JOE SHAVER , SANDY DENNY reissues “ rendez vous” and “ like an old fashioned waltz” , THE SELECTERs second album “ celebrate the bullet” , SOUP DRAGONS “ singles and rarities”  ,  ANGELS OF LIGHTBRIGHT EYES and SHARON VAN ETTEN.

 GUNS N ROSES “ use your illusions” 1 and 2 
 LOUIS ARMSTRONG “ wishes you a cool yule” , BILL FRISELL album “ four” , new KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZZARD WIZZARD vinyl “ changes” 

  THE HUMAN LEAGUE “ the virgin years” , reissue of 2PAC “ all eyez on me” , MAKAVELI “ the don killuminati  : the 7 day theory” , ROY BROOKS reissue of “ beat” , CHRIS DE BURGH 3 CD essential and a BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE reissue

Then for the 18th we have…

 ASH  ‘Meltdown’ , BLACK SABBATH’s ‘Mob Rules’ , DAVID BOWIE ‘Moonage Daydream’ , DISTURBED ‘Divisive’ , GILBERT O SULLIVAN ‘Best Of’ , IAN ANDERSON ‘Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull’ , IAN DURY album ‘New Boots and Panties’,  ‘Number of the Beast’ by IRON MAIDEN , JOAN ARMATRADING ‘Live at Asylum Chapel’ , KYLIE ‘Christmas’MADNESS ‘The Get Up!’ 

WEEZER  ‘SZNZ: Autumn’ , 
QUEEN’s ‘The Miracle’ ANDRE RIEU ‘Silver Bells’ , BILLY STRINGS , ‘Creatures of the Night by KISS , RINGO STARR’s ‘EP3’ , CHARLES LLOYD , ELVIN JONES ‘Revival: At Pookie’s Pub’ , BILL EVANS ‘Live at Town Hall Vol1’ , ANDREW HILL and GRACHAN MONCUR III , TELEFÍS  ‘a Dó’ , DOLLY PARTON Best of ‘Diamonds and Rhinestones’  , MICHAEL JACKSON’s ‘Thriller’ 40th anniversary , ‘Live in LA’ album from JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE ,  ELVIS movie , WHITNEY HOUSTON’s ‘The Bodyguard’ , CELINE DION’s ‘Let’s Talk About Love’.
 ALAN PARSONS PROJECT albums box setTHE WOMBATS ‘Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? EP’ , KILLING JOKE’s ‘Hosannas from The Basements of Hell’.


So main week for today is the 25th of November which is also Black Friday …so first up Warner and they have quite a few to mention…will start with Mr. Bowie though and Parlophone uk are releasing a boxset of recordings in the year leading up to the “ hunky dory” release…its a 4cd/bluray box with a 100 page book…there are home demos, bbc sessions, live & studio recordings…48 tracks unreleased it says…LP to follow in Jan or feb i think.

Also on the 25th there is a TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS live release across a good few physical formats “ live at the Fillmore 1977” comes as a 2cd, 3lp. 4cd or ltd 6 lp boxset..great live show.

Daft Life ltd release DAFT PUNK – homework remixes on cd or lp, BMG reissue ALT Js relaxer on vinyl, AVRIL LAVIGNE releases “ love sux” , there is a CLIFF RICHARD christmas with cd or lp, BRYAN FERRY “ taxi” on indies yellow vinyl reissue, DEXYS “ one day i’m going to soar” indies 2lp via BMG, DURAN DURAN LP reissues – astronautall you need is nowred carpet massacre and future past complete edition.
IAN DURY “ do it yourself” lp on BMG, JIM CROCE “ dont mess with jim” 50 th anniversary edition lp reissue on BMG, MACHINE HEAD release their new album on vinyl via nuclear blast “ of kingdom & crown”. There is a live MOTORHEAD release “ Volume 3 live in Malmo 2000” indies 2lp, SLADE “ merry christmas everybody” 12” release , SIGUR ROS reissue () on indies coloured vinyl via Krunk , THE KINKS “ percy” lp reissue and lastly theres a FLAMING LIPS cd box of “ yoshimi battles the pink robots” …great album…phew so thats Warner…its now 10.43 on weds morning  and i just sent Shane all of the above to make links for the website for them ( please)…well get done what you can kid…theres fair work in that …there’s only the 3 of us and we do our best …the 2 lads done a mighty job on the newsletter last week, so much so i was thinking maybe i could take every weds off…what ye think lads?

Terrible sad news broke a few days back with the news of MIMI PARKER from the band LOW, passing away,  and at such a young age…second young woman in today’s newsletter… she inspired, moved, helped and changed peoples lives with her songs and the bands music, so respected in her field…was at Robert Plant & Saving Grace there recently in the Everyman and they covered “ monkey” …her funeral is tomorrow and the band have posted that everyone is welcome and “ indeed invited”….i thought that was such a lovely touch, id imagine what Mimi wanted…still helping/comforting people even in her passing…heres “ lullaby”…rest in peace Mimi and thoughts with her family and friends.

(171) Low – Lullaby – YouTube

Universal for the 25th of November have a few of note…THE CURE “ WISH” gets a 30th anniversary remaster reissue on CD, a deluxe 3 cd or 2LP…there is also a picture disc version out fro Black Friday…i think a fine album, i really like it as i do all their albums…hopefully going to see them in a few weeks in the big smoke…heres a bit more about the formats etc…

 “The 3CD deluxe edition includes Disc One: “Demos”- All Previously Unreleased Versions 4 x 1990 Studio Vocal Demos (3 x Album Songs & 1 B-Side) 18 x 1991 Studio Instrumental Demos Disc Two: The Original 1992 album remastered by Robert Smith Disc Three: “Studio Out-Takes / 12” Remixes / Live Performances” 1 x 1992 Manor Studio Instrumental -Previously Unreleased 4 x ‘Lost Wishes’ ( 4 x Instrumental Demos / Mail Order-only Cassette release -First Time on CD 4 x 12” Single Mixes (Unavailable since 1992) 3 x Live tracks recorded at the Kilburn National, London in 1992 – Previously Unreleased”

Def Jam has the release of the third album by STORMZY “ this is what i mean” on cd, double lp and indies/d2c crystal clear lp.

Because music release 2 by JUSTICE on vinyl  “ a cross the universe” and “ planisphere

Lastly Concord reissue the soundtrack to THE OMEN by Jerry Goldsmith on red with black splattered vinyl.

Sony for the 25th of November has JEAN MICHEL JARRE – the concerts in china 2 cd or 2lp versions, CALVIN HARRIS “ stay with me” picture disc vinyl 12” and THE ANNUAL 2023 dance CD.

Republic Of Music has HOLLY JOHNSON “ unleashed from the pleasuredome ( live at koko) on 2cd or 2lp…ROM can be tricky to deal with from my end if im to be honest, you have to keep on to them about stuff and sometimes you dont get replies…brexit has caused problems with them and still teething problems.

Cargo for the 25th of October has a couple of new ANDY BELL 10” releases.

The Orchard for the 25th of November has 2 late additions to their Black Friday Releases: Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen’s ‘The Legendary Typewriter Tape’ and  Davie Davies of The Kinks on 7″

  • the CD / DVD / Blu-ray of Ringo Starr ‘Live at the Greek Theater 2019’ to go with the Yellow Vinyl version on our Black Friday releases list 
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Kitchen Disco – Live at The London Palladium’ on CD to follow the Vinyl version sold last week 
  • 2005 X-Factor winner Shayne Ward’s debut album on Vinyl for the very first time
  • the return of alt-rock legend Jamie Lenman including a Yellow Vinyl 
  • Sister Wives LP with lyrics divided between English and Welsh
  • post-punk Welsh three-piece Adwaith with the first single from their upcoming second album
  • Steve Hackett revisits Genesis legendary live album ‘Seconds Out’ on 4LP and 2CD
  • The Vinyl version of The Proclaimers ‘Dentures Out’.

Proper for the 25th of November has via Ear music classics MORRISSEY – 25 LIVE hollywood high school los angeles 2013 bluray or dvd….cracking tracklisting.

They have a vinyl reissue of THE TRASHCAN SINATRAS “ a happy pocket” as a double indies blue vinyl, there is also a brand new TRASHCAN SINATRAS EP …4 new tracks, there is a KATE RUSBY christmas album on vinyl, AMERICA – LIVE at goodbye summer festival 1971 , first time release and its as a cd/lp combo pack and lastly from Proper via Secret records is THE FALL “ rebellious jukebox” 3 lp compilation album of classic tracks.

Integral for the 25th november has 2 MANY DJS as heard on radio soulwax part 2 LP and CD, LOVE “ expressions tell everything” 8 by 7” singles boxset and VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE “ let it bee” reissue.

Going to hand ye over to the Shane lad now as he mentions a few down the road bits..

Sound, Ray!
And thanks for the compliments to me and Adam, appreciate it! As for your proposal, I’m going to pure sit on the fence and say ‘I don’t mind’.
I think we’d miss your contribution though.

Anyway, back to this week’s stuff. Hi everyone, hope ye’re good!
Not a huge amount to mention this week, Santie is the main man from here on in maybe.
But some nice ones still.
First up is Irish artist, AILBHE REDDY with her second album ‘Endless Affair’ out Paddy’s day next year.
Her first album ‘Personal History’ is great. We played it a fair bit in the shop.
We will have the indies magenta/sky blue vinyl and the Irish exclusive coke bottle clear vinyl versions of it.
Here’s the first song off of it:

Second to mention is FLOATING POINTS’ new EP release ‘2022’. Which is coming out on December 16th.
I like him. Ray and myself really enjoyed the record he did with Pharoah Sanders (last year I think?)
The years kinda feel like a blur after covid.
Here’s a song he released today from it:

EDDIE PILLER is releasing another compilation ‘Mod Sounds of the 60S; Vol 2: Freakbeat and Psyche scene’ on 4 CD, 6 LP purple vinyl and 2 LP black vinyl and they’re released in February next year.

Also worth a mention coming around the corner:

NELL SMITH & FLAMING LIPS ‘Where the Viaduct Looms’ on CD and Vinyl – Out December 16th

and also THE WOMBATS ‘Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation’ on pink vinyl – Out April next year.

That’s it I think from me this week.
Oh, here’s the latest video Adam and Ray did on Friday last:

Sound, Ray. Back to you so. Cheers.

Thanks Shane!

Right last one for this week so is Integral for the 2nd of Dec…Rough trade records reissue two ARTHUR RUSSELL albums on vinyl” corn” and “ love is overtaking me” , there are a couple of BARRY ADAMSON reissues on Mute on coloured vinyl “ i will set you free” and “ know where to run”…BOYGENIUS ( BRIDGERS, DACUS and BAKER) release their 2018 6 track ep on cd, i thought it was out on cd at the time?, maybe tis a reissue, sales notes kind of say its a first timer on cd…i dunno…Knitting Factory have the 50th anniversary of “ afrodisiac” by FELA KUTI on coloured vinyl, KYLE DIXON & MICHAEL STEIN have the score to Stranger things part 4 across 2 volumes on coloured vinyl via Invada records. SUFJAN STEVENS releases classic song “ fourth of july” as a 7” red vinyl version…its reworked a bit i think…great song, stone wall classic of an album if i didn’t tell ye a 100 times before…( maybe not for everyone, but if you spend enough time with it, it will be your friend…dark and bleak album in parts but yet strangely comforting…this song encapsulates that i think…” were all gonna die” lyric is repeated over and over towards the end of the song ..bleak , but a truer lyric never wrote! But there’s a strange comfort to the song, even though its a song about death…dead mother talking to her son on her dead bed

 “Shall we look at the moon, my little loon

Why do you cry?

Make the most of your life, while it is rife

While it is light…”

its so beautiful musically/vocally…am I losing it? Here tis to prove my madness

(171) Sufjan Stevens, “Fourth Of July” (Official Audio) – YouTube

Lastly HEAVENLY REMIXES 5 & 6 on 2LP and there is a new WHITE LUNG album also.

Christ got a bit heavy there didnt it…Mam and Mimi in my thoughts i guess.

Sin e for this week anyway folks

Thanks for listening always

Ray, Shane and young Adam.

Punching Above Our Weight, New NEIL YOUNG, MURDER CAPITAL, Limited TAYLOR SWIFT, SIMPLE MINDS, GOD ALONE And Santy Is Coming Soon

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well!

Right so releases for this Friday the 6th of october include…

 TALOS , PINK FLOYD “ animals” box set , new LAMB OF GOD , CD/DVD version of JETHRO TULLs “ thick as a brick” , SLADEs “ crackers” 
SWEET release a “ greatest hits” 1969 to 1978 , THE KINKS  – “ face to face” , “ kinda kinks”, ‘something else by the kinks‘ and “ the kink kontroversy” .
BEYONCÉ vinyl “ renaissance” , new  The Cult ,  Courtney Marie Andrews , Various Artists / Songs Of John Prine Vol 2 ,  Broken Bells  , Queensryche , Mac Millers mixtape “ macadelic”
new PAUL HEATON/JACQUI ABBOTT album “ N.K Pop” , JAPAN  “ exorcising ghosts” , THE TRAGICALLY HIP “ fully completely” , LUDOVICO EINAUDI has a dlp “ reimagined 1 & 2”  , HANS ZIMMER “ around the world in 80 days” ost , HILARY HAHN , KENNY BURRELL self titled album and GRANT GREEN “ feeling the spirit” ,  Mark Knopfler new boxset
new GILLA BANDBONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN and ALVVAYS as well as THE COMMUNARDS reissue of “ red”   and JONIs “ blue” 

The stock/delivery problems are clearing up so we are more or less back to “ normal”.

Releases then for the 14th/15th of October, 15th  being National Album Day include….


 DURAN DURAN 25th anniversary “ medazzaland” 
 “ nightbird” by EVA CASSIDY  , DOLLY PARTON christmas cd , MOTLEY CRUE’S “ dr feelgood” , FLEETWOOD MAC reissue self titled lp,  new TOM CHAPLIN , new LIGHTNING SEEDS 
, new RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS album “ return of the dream canteen”

 LEONARD COHEN compilation album , picture disc DIRTY DANCING ostTHE THE – soul mining , THE WU TANG CLAN reissue,  THE CLASH self titled , MARIAH CAREY self titled , JENNIFER LOPEZ – on the 6JAMIROQUAI – emergency on planet earthNAS – the illmatic , FINLEY QUAYE – MAVERICK A STRIKE
new Alter Bridge , Psychedelic Porn Crumpets , Poster Paints ,  Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – kingfish , KEITH JARRETT – bordeaux concert 
 new BILL CALLAHAN CD, CAN – live at cuxhavenTHE NATIONAL self titled , SMITH & BURROWS , SOUL JAZZ – punk 45  , SOUL JAZZ – studio one women ,
KODALINE , KEVIN ROWLAND & DEXYS “ two – rye – ay, as it should have sounded” , WELLER compilation “ modern classics” , FRANK ZAPPA live from 1975 CD , picture disc version of THE MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL , ROLLING STONES CDs , new BRIAN ENO , JAKE BUGG reissue,
LEONARD COHEN tribute album

THE POLICE – OUTLANDOS D’AMOURBLOSSOMS self titled and TRAVIS – good feeling. 

JOHN SPILLANEs new live album is out on the 14th of October also so two nice Cork releases that day with THE BURMA release as well ( Johns vinyl won’t be until January now i believe).

One that was announced in the last week and one that we are really excited about is the news of the new THE MURDER CAPITAL album in Januray 2023..” gigi’s recovery” will be available to us on CD, std vinyl and indie shop only pink vinyl…3 and a half years since the stunning debut album,  we hugely believe in this band, the night of the launch in the crane lane will live long in the memory for those of us there…it was thursday the 15th of October and it was a  special night…the shopping centre in Douglas  was burnt down on Sat the 31st of Aug..highs and lows folks..sher thats life…here is the cracking new tune from the new album “ a thousand lives”

(121) The Murder Capital – A Thousand Lives (Official Video) – YouTube

Lots more on TMC over the next few months I’m sure..

The main week for plugging this week is the 21st of October releases, so Warner for the 21st have the brand new album from SIMPLE MINDS “ direction of the heart” on cd, deluxe cd and lp via BMG…its the bands 18th studio album…they were a massive stadium band at one point as ye know but still making good music…i think Kerr and Burchill live in Sicily or Sardania or somewhere like in Italy now…here is “ vision thing” from the new album..

(121) Simple Minds – Vision Thing (Official Audio) – YouTube

Warner also have a brand new album from AVANTASIA ( 9TH studio album) “ a paranormal evening with the moonflower society” on a host of physical formats …cd, ltd digibook cd, ltd artbook/bonus instrumental cd, std lp, ltd pic disc lp and indies coloured lp…released via metal /hard rock label Nuclear Blast.

There is the picture disc release of MADONNAs “ erotica” 12” single also on the 21st of Oct.

Both CHICAGO “ born for this moment” and DANIEL LANOIS “ player/piano” release their very recent albums on vinyl , both via BMG, there is a christmas album from SIA released on a coloured lp, A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS remaster and reissue of “ exploding head” and lastly on BMG there is a vinyl reissue of SNAPs “ the madman’s return” on 2lp.

Cargo for the 21st of Oct has the new album by GOAT “ oh death” via Rocket recordings, its available on CD, std LP and indies only cloudberry swirl vinyl. First new record since 2016 i think …here is “ under no nation” from the album…tune ..tune for me anyway, 

(123) GOAT – Under No Nation (Radio Edit) – YouTube

Cargo also has a brand new CD from JULIAN COPE “ england expectorates”.

Universal for the 21st Oct have quite a bit…none bigger than the new TAYLOR SWIFT album “ midnights” via EMI…it is available now on a host of physical formats….4 different cd variants as well as 4 different coloured lp variants. A few weeks ago i spoke about the biggest stars born in the music game this century and I forgot this lady…my bad…she fully deserves to be up there…always striving forwards ( sometimes against a shit storm) but always making credible well written music…she deserves a huge amount of respect…her last 3 or 4 albums have been really good. I vaguely remember back in the day something with Kanye West where he came on stage at the grammys or some awards ceremony and embarrassed her ( and himself ) after Taylor won the award by saying the Beyonce album, video or something was the best and not Taylors…she was only 17 at the time i think…some said after it was all orchestrated ..sher i dont know, she was only a kid. She has proven herself to be one of the 21st century greatest artists in my opinion…give her music a go sometime, the last 3 or 4 records are really good…shes a fan of the aul record shops as well so we are bound to like her then…some see us for what we are, some dont..Taylor is in our corner, we will take that. Going back to the greatest acts ever from a few weeks ago, i playfully left the forgotten man of music out..a Mr. David Bowie…sher i was only playing like..

EMI also has the new album from LOYLE CARNER “ hugo” on cd. Lp and indies lp version. I listen to a bit of bbc radio 6 most sundays and Loyle was doing a show back along for a few weeks…a right muso, smart, informative dude who loves his tunes…i think he said one day his name is Coyle Larner ( i could be wrong there) …here is “ hate” from the new album

(123) Loyle Carner – Hate – YouTube

There is a really limited coloured lp repress of KENDRICK LAMARs “ good kid m.A.A.d city” on the 21st, new album by CARLY RAE JEPSEN, the DAVID SYLVIAN vinyl reissue of “ blemish” finally makes its appearance on the 21st, UMC has a new SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES collection on vinyl “ all souls” , there is a first time on vinyl for DIANA ROSSs “ the greatest” as a limited clear 2 lp, bluenote have a couple of reissues on their classic vinyl series BIG JOHN PATTON “ oh baby” and STANLEY TURRENTINE “ common touch” , these are all analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes.

ANDREA, MATTEO & VIRGINIA BOCELLI has a christmas album on Decca “ a family christmas” Andrea with his 24 year old son and 10 year old daughter.

Primary Wave has OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN “ greatest hits 45th anniversary” edition on CD or 2LP.

Last one from Universal for the 21st of  OCT is the MICK HANLY & MICHEAL O DOMHNAILL album “ celtic folkweave”.
“Originally released in 1974 on Polydor Records, Mick Hanly & Mícháel Ó Domhnaill’s Celtic Folkweave is considered one of the most seminal albums in the Irish traditional music genre. The album features some of Ireland’s most well-regarded traditional musicians, including Mick Hanly, Mícháel Ó Domhnaill, Liam O’Flynn, Matt Molloy, Donal Lunny, Tommy Peoples, Declan McNeils & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill. All of the musicians on Celtic Folkweave would go on to make notable contributions to the Irish and Celtic music genres, with Molloy, Lunny, Ní Dhomhnaill, Ó Domhnaill, and Peoples ending up in The Bothy Band, one of the most influential bands playing Irish traditional music in the 1970s. Remastered with additional tracks, this album features four bonus tracks, and the previously unreleased The Banks Of Sweet Primroses. The album artwork is designed by Des O’Meara & Partners and is centered around a triskelion graphic, a neolithic design featuring a triple spiral with rotational symmetry. Celtic Folkweave will be available on CD and LP.”

Sony for the 21st of Oct have the brand new album from A HA “ true north” on cd, std lp or indies only coloured lp…as a child was a bit of an A HA fan…had “ hunting high and low” and “ scoundrel days” on vinyl and used play them to death…i reckon i was around 12 or 13. 9th studio album this one…here is “ im in” from the new record…nice song.

(123) a-ha – I’m In (Official Video) – YouTube

Sony also have a new Meghan Trainor album on the 21st of Oct.

THE Orchard have a close to home release with the  good folks from GOD ALONE releasing their second album “ ETC” , this band has been talked about around Cork for a good few years now, we have stocked bits and pieces from them before…their star is rising all the time…fine musicians all of them…second album out now on Prosthetic records on CD and white with red splatter vinyl ( rebels like!) Christy from CROW BLACK CHICKENs youngfella is one of them and Cian has played in the shop a few times with different bands…here is a tune from the new record..check them out , i think they are the berries

(124) GOD ALONE – Tsktsktsk (OFFICIAL VIDEO) – YouTube

Here is more on the band: “God Alone are a 5 piece math/noise rock band hailing from Cork, Ireland comprised of students of the CIT Cork School Of Music. They combine the dense atmosphere of post metal with elements of indie, hardcore, jazz and dance music. They self released their debut EP “INTIVIM” in late 2016 to critical acclaim and subsequently released their first full length release: titled “Poll na mBrón”, an album based on events and stories from Our Lady’s “Hospital” of Cork. Shortly after the release of their debut full length, they returned to the studio to create their most eclectic mix of sounds yet: their sophomore self titled EP, released in November 2019 which enabled them to embark on their first Ireland and UK headline tour. They have played numerous Irish festivals including Townlands Carnival, Monolith Festival and the Siege of Limerick and were recently crowned winners of the “Mammothfest Best Band Competition” of Mammothfest in Brighton, beating 200 bands across Ireland and the UK who battled through the heats. They are also currently booked to appear at ArcTanGent 2022 in the UK. Their self described “sad metal with some dancey bits” heard on their first single release “Dagda” has been described by Overblown as “a blast of visceral fury and dance floor filling interludes”. They have been featured and interviewed on numerous media platforms including Hot Press, Totally Cork, Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Their latest release will see them push the boundaries of metal even further, until it cracks. “The band’s new self-titled EP hits that sweet spot in a way that makes God Alone memorable from the get-go.” – KERRANG. “God Alone that you realize what makes the next generation of metal bands so special.” – METAL HAMMER.

The Orchard also for the 21st sees the release of the second collection of ‘B Sides and Rarities’ from Rumer on Vinyl,  a Very Limited Caroline Polachek 7″ (to which cuts will inevitably need to be made according to the rep) Rubblebucket with a Pink Swirl Vinyl and Per Husby Septett on BBE. We also have Metal from Inclination, Krisiun and EXHUMED.

Proper for the 21st of October has the new album by FREEDY JOHNSTON “ back on the road to you” on Forty below records…available as cd lp or indies only canary lp…some nice guests on the record like Aimee Mann and Susanna Hoffs…here is the title track from the album

(124) Freedy Johnston “Back on the Road to You” {Official Audio} – YouTube

Proper also has a reissue of OTIS SPANN  – otis spann is the blues on cd or 2lp on Candid records, OPETH release “ the roundhouse tapes “ on gatefold triple vinyl and there is a new TEGAN AND SARA album on mom and pop records, cd , std lp and indies coloured vinyl on that one.

Republic of Music for the end of the month have the debut album by THE MARY WALLOPERS on BC only for oct 28th…lp to follow in Jan, the usual plant delay stuff…this band is super folks…a right fusion of stuff but Irish trad/folk at its core..up the country they are from it westmeath or Louth or  somewhere? Here is “ frost is all over” from the debut album…class…quality but don’t  take themselves too seriously i’d say, this band are the  berries also…i really like them.

(124) The Mary Wallopers – ‘Frost Is All Over’ – YouTube

Nice Irish flavour again to the newsletter, thats the way we like it anyway.

Integral for the 21st of Oct has quite a few…brand new albums, indie coloured versions on most of them…by ARCTIC MONKEYSDRY CLEANINGBIBIO..a new ep by ANNA CALVI, reissues by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and THE LIBERTINES and also a live 3lp by MY MORNING JACKET.

Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the road with the interesting announcements etc…

Sound Ray!
How’s it going everyone? Hopefully as well as can be.
There’s a good few to mention this week again. Stuff is ramping up now with Santa around the corner (but Halloween first!)

First up is yet another new release from legend NEIL YOUNG. He’s with CRAZY HORSE again for a brand new album ‘World Record’, out on November 18th. Fair play to him, incredibly productive. Great passion in his lyrics. Here’s a song from it,

Second up is another legend, PAUL WELLER with an interesting compilation set ‘WILL OF THE PEOPLE’
Here’s a bit about it:
“Back in the autumn of 2003, the Fly On The Wall 3LP & 3CD collection brought together a wealth of Paul Weller solo recordings that stretched back to 1991. The B-sides, 12” EP tracks, single remixes and ‘live’ recordings featured all had one thing in common, namely that they hadn’t been included on any of his hugely successful solo albums. Furthermore, in many instances, they’d become highly sought after as the original 7”, 10”, 12” and CD singles and promo’s that first aired them were fetching significant sums from fans and collectors.

Will Of The People follows up Fly On The Wall and takes the listener through a similar mix of rarities, this time spanning the period 2002 to 2021. Like its predecessor not only does it make for some great listening but it’s a superb way to hear all those hard to get solo tracks that haven’t been featured on an album before. This collection has been compiled by Paul Weller himself and Paul has provided artwork ideas and sketches for the design. Alongside this Paul has written track-by-track sleeve notes. The release includes additional sleeve notes from writer and broadcaster John Wilson.”

Adam’s a big Weller fan so I’m sure he’ll be interested!

Thirdly is a band I like, saw them in Belfast a few years ago, PARAMORE. They have a brand new album called ‘This is Why’ coming out in February next year. Their sound has changed a bit over the last few albums from their earlier punkier days but the songs are still great. Here’s the title track from it, sounds good:

Fourth is a nice deluxe gatefold reissue of IRON MAIDEN’s ‘Number of the Beast’ (40th Anniversary). Classic album! 3 LP including a live concert and the inclusion of ‘Total Eclipse’ on the original album/tracklist. Bruce Dickinson’s first album with them. He’s another legend. It’s coming out on November 18th, bit pricey though.

Also coming out around the corner: a THAT PETROL EMOTION CD box set‘Homework Remixes’ by DAFT PUNK , another EDDIE PILLER compilation record, this time ‘Acid Jazz’
a 25th anniversary picture disc of SPICE GIRLS ‘Spice World’
A 6 LP or 3 CD set of B-sides and rarities from PJ Harvey (November 4th) (maybe should have mentioned that earlier)
A 20th anniversary deluxe reissue FLAMING LIPS ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ on 5 LP or 6 CD sets, two FRANK BLACK and the Catholics releases, CD and red vinyl release from TOYAH,
Live from Lund 1970 2 CD album from PINK FLOYD and also a deluxe coloured edition of SHARON VAN ETTEN‘s latest album from this year.

Here are the lads with the video as well.–HG0

Back to you Ray so bud, cheers.

Thanks Shane!

Lastly so for this week is INTEGRAL for the 28th of Oct and sticking with the Irish flavour…( from an artistic /creative stand point i think we punch way above our weight for a small country…maybe tis green tinted glasses i dunno) Partisan records has the new AOIFE NESSA FRANCES album “ protector” on cd . lp or indies LP…here is “ emptiness follows” from the second album

(124) Aoife Nessa Frances – Emptiness Follows (Official Video) – YouTube

New albums also from JARV IS…, ASGEIRDEAD CROSS ( Supergroup) , NIGHTMARES ON WAX…there is a deluxe reissue of latest BICEP album “ isles” ( northern irish again) and reissue of MICK TAYLORS first 2 solo albums in one double vinyl  and lastly “ a modern jazz symposium of music & poetry” by CHARLES MINGUS mastered from analogue tapes by Kevin Gray.

Sin e for this weeks folks..

As Prince heard down here 30 odd years ago ( not our proudest moment, I remember being awkwardly  embarrassed by it as a 16 year old, now he was acting the bit of a langer on his king size bed with his guitar squealing for about 20 minutes)…. OLE OLE OLE OLE!

Thanks for listening

Ray Shane and young Adam.

Big Irish Flavours, RSD Black Friday And NAD Announcements, New PUMPKINS, Wishlists And Good FLOYD Prices

Hi everyone

Hope all is well.

Releases in the siopa for this friday the 23rd of sept include….

 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER , BILLY IDOL EP , BLUR “ bustin & dronin” , BRUCE DICKINSON “ accident of birth”  ,  CHICK COREA “ the montreaux years” , DANIEL LANOIS CD “ player, piano” , DIO at Donington reissues 1983 and 1987 …also “ killing the dragon” , GRATEFUL DEAD live from Madison square garden , 
JONI MITCHELL boxsets…” the asylum years 1972 to 1975”  , MARK OWEN , MOTLEY CRUE reissues of “ shout at the devil” and “ theatre of pain” , MOTORHEAD reissue “ hammered” , MOTORHEADs “ iron fist” , Neil young “ time fades away” cd , NILS FRAHM album “ music for animals” , STONE TEMPLE PILOTS boxset of “ core” , SANDY DENNY reissues the north star grassman and the ravens” and  sandy ,
 ALICE IN CHAINS second album “ dirt”  , THE WEDDING PRESENT “ hit parade” 
 Beth Nielsen Chapman “ crazy town” , “ gulp”  from SPORTS TEAM , THE COMET IS COMING “ hyper dimensional expansion beam” 


And then releases for the 30th of Sept which include… PIXIES “ doggerel” , new SLIPKNOT JEFF BECK/JOHNNY DEPP album “ 18” , ERIC CLAPTON 12 LP boxset ,  HALL & OATES “ lets do it for love” , reggae compilation “ unity is strength” , Philip Glass “ the hours” , CRAIG DAVID, OF MICE AND MEN , RICHARD MARX , EXAMPLE , BRANDI CARLILE – “ in these silent days” , new LAMBCHOP album , BUDDY GUY cd ” the blues don’t lie” ,
 Moon Duo , Psychic Ills , Julie Odell – ‘Autumn Eve’ , Plastic Mermaids – ‘It’s not Comfortable To Grow’ , Metric, Snarky Puppy, Jesse Malin, Monster Magnet and  Greg Puciato (from Dillinger Escape Plan) , SUSAN O NEILL ,  live 3lp JOHN MARTYN , live KRIS KRISTOFFERSON LP , KEITH JARRETT “ bordeaux concert” , ROBBEN FORD and BILL EVANS ( sax) , BILL EVANS ( piano) reissue of “ waltz for Debbie ” on LP with a bonus 7” 
 ULTRAVOXs “ rage in eden” , CHUCK PROPHET reissues “ bobby fuller died for you”  , THE BLACK CROWES release “ 1972”
BJORKDROPKICK MURPHYS and THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS , bluenote reimagined II , INHALER new 7” single , RORY GALLAGHERs second album “ deuce” 

New DENZEL CURRY  , new SAMMY HAGAR & the circle album also “ crazy times” 

 AMY WINEHOUSE “ live at the bbc”  , OLAFUR ARNALDS vinyl represses , and Irish dark metallers DARKEST ERA 

The 30th of Sept also includes the new album by HAM SANDWICH which we should be stocking as well…more on that later in the newsletter all going well!…heres the more bit!…. We will have the new HAM SANDWICH album “ magnify” on cd and vinyl…vinyl maybe slightly delayed but hopefully will have both for the 30th sept…this is released on the band’s own label and they are doing distribution themselves also…so a wholly independent project ( similar to what Mick does or what Mick & Susan do)…here is electro waves from the new record

(100) HamsandwicH – ELECTRO~WAVE (Official Video) – YouTube

Last week saw the announcements for Black Friday releases which follows the same rules as record shop day…Black Friday is the 25th of November…there are about 80 or so special titles released for the day…its first come first served and we cannot hold stuff for people and  we cant go online until 6 pm on the day in question…its aim is to drive footfall into the record shops…the full list for UK and Irish record shops is here

RSD Black Friday | Record Store Day

So if you are interested in something, drop us your wishlist on email and we will do our best to try and cover demand…wishlists need to be back by the 10th of October…also this year we will set up links on the website so folks have more info but the qtys will be at zero so you wont be able to buy anything but you can look…Shane and Adam should have some up on the site today so they will link them and we will add more over the coming weeks.

Here is the link for those on our website folks: BLACK FRIDAY RSD 2022 Products

So main week for this week is 7th October and we will start with Warner…sorry first…just got an email…new SMASHING PUMPKINS album for next year…its a 3cd ( 22 quid) or 4lp ( 110 quid) rock opera…i am not sure how many of the vinyl sets i shall end up getting…what i do know is that there are only 75 of each vinyl set coming into the country…so if this interests you,,drop us a mail and we will do our very best…Shane will have more info or there will be more info on the linky link…expensive again i’m afraid…

Anyways back to Warner for the 7th October and Cork’s own TALOS releases his third studio album now “ dear chaos” …guests include LISA HANNIGAN and SOHN…available via BMG  on CD and coke bottle clear vinyl…one of the biggest talents from our home county no doubt, here is “ all ours” from the new album

(100) Talos – All Ours (Official Music Video) – YouTube

The box set ( wonderful) for PINK FLOYD “ animals” hits the shelves on the 7th Oct also…it has a gatefold LP, CD, DVD and bluray …and the price is right in my opinion,,,the lp only release did really well last week when it came out and again the price was right, 25/26 quid, nice gatefold sleeve, felt like a sturdy product…id imagine Floyds royalty rates would be up there with anyones so begs the question…why are we paying 30 to 40 quid for a bog standard reissue when this record  can be on the shelf for 30/40 % less …the release gave the shop a buzz last week and the price had a lot to do with it….boxset out on the 7th anyway.

There is a brand new album by LAMB OF GOD via Nuclear Blast “ omens” on cd, std lp or indies white/blue marbled vinyl, there is the CD/DVD version of JETHRO TULLs “ thick as a brick” via PLG UK , SLADEs “ crackers” get a reissue on BMG on cd or indies splattered vinyl, SWEET release a “ greatest hits” 1969 to 1978 as a 2lp or as a 3cd and BMG continue with THE KINKS reissue series on vinyl…four more up next are “ face to face” , “ kinda kinks”, ‘something else by the kinks‘ and “ the kink kontroversy” .

National album day is also happening on Saturday the 15th of October but these albums can be preordered and can be kept aside. National album day is now in its 5th year and this year its theme is debut albums…we don’t have the list yet but titles will start appearing soon…to coincide with it ( well not really!!) we have a treat for live music fans …we have a bumper day in the shop on Saturday the 15th of October ( national album day) when we are thrilled to host not only one live band but 2 …and 2 of Cork and Irelands finest in our opinions… launching their debut album “ sucker for stars” we will have THE BURMA at 12 noon on the 15th…these lads are improving all the time and i for one really love their sound…i think this is 4th or 5th or maybe even 6th time the lads have played in the shop…few lineup changes a bit through the years but Tony, Peter and Cian have been mainstays  and getting tighter and tighter and better and better with each release. Their debut album will be available on the day on vinyl and CD and the lads will perform songs from the album and hopefully sign a f**king ton of albums after the performance…here is a little bit about the lads and the album…and here is “ dont believe your dreams” from the album

(100) The Burma – Don’t Believe Your Dreams (Official Music Video) – YouTube

“Bold indie rock trio The Burma will be sharing their long-awaited album, Sucker For Stars, on the 14th of

October via The Burma Music. With the release of their LP, listeners are invited to discover the

yet-to-be-heard title track, which will be featured alongside the band’s chart-topping single ‘Don’t Believe

Your Dreams’, a record that rose to No.1 in the Irish iTunes single charts and landed at No.6 in The

Homegrown Top 20 in the Official Charts. Also taken from their album is the single ‘Sleepers’, which

climbed its way to No.4 on Irish iTunes and No.12 on The Homegrown Top 20. It is unsurprising that

noteworthy tastemaker publications have praised the band, namely The Spill Magazine, Variance

Magazine, RTÉ XM, CLASH Magazine, Rolling Stone India, Hot Press and Pop Off, to

mention a few, and received extensive national airplay, collecting over 140k streams across platforms.

Sucker For Stars is a rocker’s fantasy. Like a new band poster, the album offers fans a vivid image of what

The Burma stands for as a band, printed in high gloss. A few of the featured tracks thrash lawlessly, inciting

miniature musical riots while other ballad-type records live together in gently strummed harmony. With only

guitars, drums, and vocals, The Burma has written an album that is rich and dynamic.

Proudly local, the band takes its name from The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Its members are

Tony O’Donovan (on vocals) and Peter Piggott (on guitar) who are both from Cobh as well as Cian

Doherty (on drums) who is from Doolin Co. Clare. Drawing inspiration from The Strokes, Tame Impala

and Daft Punk, the band has created a signature sound comparable to Glass Animals, MGMT and Foster

the People.

The Burma muses on the making of their LP: “Sucker For Stars is a body of work which we officially started

two and a half years ago – although it‘s been much longer in the making. The album represents two different

sounds for us – the first, made up of 6 older songs which we’ve held onto over the years- and then 5 brand

new songs showing where our writing style is at in its current form. It’s a milestone moment for us to have

our debut album out in the world, it’s been a long time coming.”

Try get in and support the lads if ye can!!

Followed up then on Saturday the 15th of October by THE SHAKER HYMN the bloody wonderful Shaker hymn …the lads were to play a few months back the day after their third studio album came out but Covid struck and cancelled all their planned shows that week…a balls for them…true to their word though they said they would be back and they are…Saturday the 15th at 1pm…playing songs from the wonderful new album” the last concorde” is the third single from the album “ wild silk”
(100) The Shaker Hymn – Wild Silk (Official Video) – YouTube

The siopa would really appreciate if the community came out in support of these two local original bands …so sat the 15th 12 noon THE BURMA, 1PM  THE SHAKER HYMN…mark in the book, speak to the boss, call off the match, leave the bowie reissue for another what needs to be done folks..sat 15th Oct!

Quick one regards National album Day…Warner were on and need figures back by next Monday so if anyone wants any of these please email us back by Sunday…thanks!!

Artist, title, product and price here below!

alt-JAn Awesome WaveLimited Fern Green Vinyl33
Black SabbathBlack SabbathLimited Black & Purple Splatter Vinyl35
Chase & StatusMore Than A LotLimited Pink & Black Marbled Vinyl40
Nessa Barrettyoung foreverDebut Album Release on CD13
Sub FocusSub FocusLimited Red Green & Blue Coloured Vinyl45
SupergrassI Should CocoRemastered Black Vinyl29
The DamnedDamned Damned DamnedLimited Yellow Vinyl34
The StavesDead & Born & GrownLimited Recycled Coloured Vinyl30

Sony for the 7th October has the new BEYONCÉ vinyl “ renaissance” as a 2lp deluxe black vinyl…we wont talk about the price Bruno. Speaking of Sony i got a call from a regular lad last wednesday to tell me the sad news that his friend Maurice Byrne and my rep for years from Sony had passed away…id say Maurice was only about 70, and suffered a lot with ill health in recent say he left Sony about 10 or 12 years ago now and the last time i spoke to him was after the fire when Dave put us in touch.  I was only a kid when i opened the shop but Maurice was one of those who looked after me….got me credit with Sony which was hugely important for a green kid opening a shop..he always visited the siopa when he was down and he never steered me wrong when doing my orders ..he nearly done them for me to be honest with his Sony stuff and others at times and he nearly always hit the nail on the head..( i still make a balls of it at times!)…would be safe to say that he didn’t suffer fools gladly ( well bar this green one) but he always had my back…rest in peace Maur.

The Orchard for the 7th of October  sees the release of the new album by The Cult on CD or LP..THE LIMITED INDIES LP IS SOLD OUT i think but i will try for more so if interested shout! , the latest Courtney Marie Andrews on Fat Possum with a Limited Red Vinyl and the Various Artists / Songs Of John Prine Vol 2 tribute album with a Limited Blue Vinyl.  

The Orchard also have the return of Broken Bells with third album “Into The Blue” including a Ltd Purple Vinyl, Vol 2 of Bob Weir’s ‘Live In Colorado’ album (Vol 1 was released earlier this year), a new Dungen album from Mexican Summer with a Limited Burgundy Vinyl, the new Dayglow with the Vinyls to follow in January 2023, a new Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners on Wicked Cool Records and Hip hop from Flohio with “Out Of Heart”.

For  Metal fans, this week the Orchard has new albums by Incantation, Goatwhore and Queensryche which comes as a cd, a deluxe clamshell box edition or as a 2lp.

The main one to note from Proper for the 7th Oct is the the 10th anniversary double lp vinyl repress of Mac Millers mixtape “ macadelic”.

Universal for the 7th of Oct have the new PAUL HEATON/JACQUI ABBOTT album “ N.K Pop”  on Emi..they’re 5th together now…super they are…available on cd and lp…Heaton is the berries i think, there is a super documentary out there on him…from hull to something is the title, well worth a watch…there is a piece in it how Jacqui Abbott joined the beautiful south…she was back at a house party when she was 17 and Heaton was there, her friends were saying “ go on you should sing for him” and she did…she said, and she was being kind id say that he had a few drinks on board …that was that anyway until a year and a half later when Heaton said to his mate do you remember that night back in so and sos when this girl sang…the pal was going “ huh” …heaton “ id like you to find her”,  pal was going “ huh” …he tracked her down anyway while she was stocking shelves in Sainsburys and said  do you remember the night you sang for Paul Heaton …she was like  “huh but yeah”…pal “ he would like if you would do an audition” and that was that as they would say! Here is “ too much for one ( not enough for two) “…yet another top tune from a pair of maestros.

(102) Paul Heaton, Jacqui Abbott – Too Much For One (Not Enough For Two) – YouTube

Speaking of maestros …Mr. Mark Knopfler has a new boxset out on the 7th Oct via UMC “ studio albums 2009 to 2018” limited 6 cd or 9 lp sets,  gathering together the second half of his solo songbook with his more recent studio albums, to add to last year’s ’96 – 2007 collection. The box will include Get Lucky (2009), Privateering (2012), Tracker (2015) and his latest release Down The Road Wherever (2018) plus a collection of studio b-sides and bonus tracks and two previously unreleased songs – ‘Back In The Day’ and ‘Precious Voice From Heaven’. The audio quality has been overseen by the original mastering engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, while vinyl was cut by Bernie Grundman. 9LP Boxset – 9LP collection, pressed on 180g black vinyl and housed in a rigid outer slipcase. Includes 5 embossed art prints of each of the original covers.

6CD Boxset – 6CD collection in clamshell-style box. Original studio albums housed in gatefold sleeves with lyric sheets. Bonus disc in single sleeve wallet with lyrics insert. Plus 5 art cards.

JAPAN reissue via UMC as a half speed master “ exorcising ghosts” career spanning best of , there is an expensive deluxe 30th anniversary box set version of THE TRAGICALLY HIP “ fully completely” , LUDOVICO EINAUDI has a dlp “ reimagined 1 & 2”  out on the 7th, new albums out also from EASY LIFE and ACTION BRONSON, Decca has HANS ZIMMER “ around the world in 80 days” ost on vinyl, brand new HILARY HAHN on Deutsche Grammophon on cd and lp and last but not least the next two releases in the Bluenote tone poet series with KENNY BURRELL self titled album and GRANT GREEN “ feeling the spirit” .

Sometimes ye might feel that i put the aul invisibility cloak on.. but …yes but…in my defense just telling ye the way it is…Universal , Sony , Integral and Cargo all come out of the one distribution centre warehouse in Aylesbury in the UK ( Cinram) …now Cinram only in the last few weeks were bought out by Utopia distribution services limited , a group company of Utopia Music…it reads as a really positive thing, sher i dont know, way above my pay grade…anyway says he, there has been teething problems…orders placed 9 days ago , not landed, cant get invoices for stuff that has landed…yada yada yada…cloak going on.

Integral so for the 7th of Oct has new albums from GILLA BANDBONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN and ALVVAYS as well as THE COMMUNARDS reissue of “ red”.

Going to hand ye to Shane now as he takes ye on another magical mystery tour…roll up roll up.
Sound, Ray!

How’s it going everyone? Hope ye’re well.

Well said on the pricing Ray. I agree. The last three Pink Floyd reissues (Piper, Saucerful and Animals) have all been very reasonable. And they’ve been really well remastered and sound great.
Don’t know why Beyonce has to be three times the price.

Anyway, a few to mention as always for down the road a bit.
First up as Ray mentioned, the SMASHING PUMPKINS have a brand new one coming out called ‘ATUM’. Over 30 songs on it.
Here’s a bit about it:


  • The album is a rock opera presented in three acts by inimitable American rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.

Not out for a while yet, April next year, but one to wait for. To be honest, Billy Corgan’s voice grates on me a bit at times but they are legends of the 90s no doubt and when they hit the spot, it’s great.

SPOON’s excellent album from earlier this year ‘Lucifer on the Sofa’ is getting a reworking and will be called ‘Lucifer on the Moon‘. Out on the 4th of November.

ECHO & The Bunnymen are reissuing ‘Evergreen’. We will have it on CD and vinyl.

DINOSAUR JR. are also bringing out a reissue in ‘Beyond’ for its 15th anniversary. There will be a really limited green and purple pressing of it with a bonus 7 inch. Out at the end of October. Great band.

Also coming soon: FRANK SINATRA – ‘Collected’ on gold coloured vinyl (a nice collection of his songs), a live NIGHTMARES ON WAX release and a live one too (from Chicago) by MY MORNING JACKET on 3 lp orange vinyl.

That’s about it I think for this week from me. Looking forward to hearing the new HAMSANDWICH and BURMA too, Ray.

Back to you so.


Thanks Shane.

Right last one for this week so is Integral for the 14th Oct…there is a new BILL CALLAHAN album “ yti…” its reality written backwards…again above my skill set…cd is 14th oct, lp is not till feb next year though…out via Drag city.

CAN live in cuxhaven 1976 …third in the live series now, out on Mute on CD and indies blue vinyl…a couple of debut album reissues for National Album Day ( 15th oct) by SMITH & BURROWS” funny looking angels” as a picture disc ( Tom Smith of Editors and Andy Burrowes of Razorlight amongst others) and THE NATIONAL self titled debut also as a white vinyl version…i suppose the National give hope to bands with an age profile  in their mid to late 20s to keep chasing the dream…this album was made and released and toured  whilst all the band held down full time jobs ( you know what i mean)…keep believing and creating i suppose, you just never know.

Sin sin for this week so folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and young Adam.


Hi everyone

Hope all is well party people. The routine like i never left it…yuck yuck a bit isnt it, rain and darkness but flipside there is some silence in the house at times…i think i am a bigger fan of noise though….the smallest girl started “ big” school last week as well…where did that 5 and a bit years go.

Right so releases for this friday the 9th of september and we have…

 THE AFGHAN WHIGS “ how do we burn?”
THE KINKS reissues – everybodys in showbiz/everybodys a star” , muswell hillbillies

DAFT PUNK – alive 2007”“ daft club” “ human after all” , JULIAN LENNON “ jude” , SLADE “ all the worlds a stage”  GLOBAL UNDERGROUND compilation , OZZY OSBOURNE album “ patient number 9” , MANIC STREET PREACHERS album “ know your enemy” , ROBBIE WILLIAMS album “ XXV” , YO YO MA / JOHN WILLIAMS “ a gathering of friends” 

FIGHT LIKE APES debut , Bloodbath ,  I DRAW SLOW  , PARKWAY DRIVE “ darker still” , Freedy Johnston , MADONNA ,  THE AMAZONS “ how will i know if heaven will find me?” 

And then for the 16th of sept we have releases by…

PINK FLOYDS “ ANIMALS” , SUEDE “ autofiction” , BEHEMOTH “ opvs contra natvram” , SMITH/KOTZEN “ better days….and nights” , DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE “ asphalt meadows”  , ASH reissue , THE KINKS reissue , JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS , SUPERGRASSs self titled album , MADNESS “ the dangermen sessions” , PRINCEs “ come” , MARILLION “ holidays in eden” 
 WILCOs “ yankee hotel foxtrot” , MICHELLE BRANCHs new album on Nonesuch “ the trouble with fever” 
GEORGE MICHAEL “ older “ ,  MILES DAVIS bootleg seriesJOHN COLTRANE “ blue train”  complete masters

MARCUS MUMFORD , CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL “ live at the royal albert hall” 

 VINCE GUARALDI TRIO “ a charlie brown christmas” , MARIANNE FAITHFULL compilation album “ songs of innocence and experience” , RINGO STARR , BLACKPINK , LANG LANG releases “ the disney book” , ELLA & LOUIS Again,  JOE LOVANO “ IM ALL FOR YOU” , JULIAN LAGE 
compilation albums,  alternative pop one,  country legends , CHICAGO BLUES compilation.Turin Brakes ninth studio album , The Proclaimers new TOM MORELLO , JESCA HOOPBLACK ANGELS and WHITNEY as well as HORACE ANDY
THE STUNNING paradise in the picturehouse

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC ( one of my big brexit problem companies to be honest…works fine if i place decent orders but any order less than 5 albums seems to get lost coming across the irish sea…some sharks and pirates in those waters me thinks)…anyways this one will be fine…City Slang have the new LAMBCHOP album “ the bible” on cd and two vinyl formats… 2LP  is  pressed on 140g black double vinyl, Side 4 w/ Etching, comes in Gatefold w/ printed inner sleeves. The 2LPX format is pressed on translucent galaxy (marbled black & orange) coloured vinyl and is an indies exclusive format. The album is receiving rave reviews to be fair…9 out of 10s all over the shop…here is “ dog city blues’ ‘ from the album, quite a jazzy flavour to it…allocated 10 copies of the indies vinyl version.

(73) Lambchop – Police Dog Blues (Official Video) – YouTube

Main point of attack from the “AD” this week is sept 23rd…first up is Warner so and they have loads of releases for the 23rd, most are run of the mill reissues to be honest..a few more interesting bits as well i suppose…ill start rattling them off i suppose…new 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER album on Bmg deluxe cd and indies brown lp, new BILLY IDOL EP on CD only for now again BMG, BLUR “ bustin & dronin” reissue on blk vinyl or cd via PLG UK ( Parlophone) there was a fancier version out for rsd you may recall, BRUCE DICKINSON “ accident of birth” 2lp red & yellow splatter reissue…interesting one next…CHICK COREA “ the montreaux years” on cd and lp again via BMG…Chicks best bits from down the years of the DANIEL LANOIS CD “ player, piano” …here is “ my all” from it…lovely tune

(74) MY ALL / Daniel Lanois / Player, Piano – YouTube

BMG have some DIO at Donington reissues as lenticular cd editions or 2lp versions…1983 and 1987 covered here..also “ killing the dragon” lp reissue, GRATEFUL DEAD live from Madison square garden in 1981 as a 3CD…Rhino /Elecktra has the next JONI MITCHELL boxsets…” the asylum years 1972 to 1975” as 4 cd set or a 5 lp set…i think Joni is my numero uno female solo recording artist of all time..pour moi anyway, each to their ownthough as my mam would say…it is a slight pity/big pity actually on the price of the lp set…it is expensive …shop not running out to buy yachts, its  running just over 20% profit margin for the shop…there is a special vinyl version of the MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS album “ electra heart” as platinum blonde deluxe magenta version, new MARK OWEN album on cd or lp, MOTLEY CRUE reissues of “ shout at the devil” and “ theatre of pain” on cd or lp and MOTORHEAD reissue “ hammered” on gold and black splatter vinyl, BMG also have 40th anniversary reissues of MOTORHEADs “ iron fist” on 2cd, 3lp or indies only black & blue swirl vinyl…Neil young “ time fades away” cd reissue, new NILS FRAHM album “ music for animals” on 3cd or 4lp via BMG…heres a tune from it

(74) Nils Frahm – Right Right Right (Official Audio) – YouTube

Theres a  STONE TEMPLE PILOTS boxset of “ core” and lastly a few VENOM reissues.

Had a few pints with the Bob man there recently as he was home (went to see the wonderful SHAKER HYMN in Coughlans…THE SHAKER HYMN will play an instore with us on Sat 15th October , more on that closer to the time…mark it in the diaries!)…i know loads of ye ask for Bob so i just gave him a general “everyone is asking for you kid” …he is in flying form to be fair, loves the job, seems to be getting on really well there..he is enjoying life, there is another couple of Cork lads working with Warner as well so that’s nice for him. He told me but i’m still not really sure what he does but he is kept busy with organizing anniversary reissues for ye amongst a host of other jobs…seeing as we have a BEATLES announcement today…the Bobs and his team went to Abbey road studios for a night out … he was in studio 2 where all the Beatles records were cut..they had a half speed vinyl cutting demo with Miles Showell!! How feckin bad like…should have gone for the job meself! …living the dream a bit id say and no better boy…he sends his love yer way as well

So folks, Shane and  Adam also…just a quick note on the revolver announcement…best prices on the website are 195 for the vinyl box set and 142 for the cd boxset…if collecting from the siopa and we aren’t paying the shipping costs then best prices from the shop floor are 135 for the cd boxset and 188 for the vinyl box set…i was a little late getting on the beatles, i think i was 15 before i properly started listening to them and Revolver was my introduction…some introduction…hooked lined and sunk i was…Shane will have more on the formats etc later on..

Proper for the 23rd sept has two SANDY DENNY reissues on vinyl…long out of print debut solo album “ the north star grassman and the ravens” and second album “ sandy” via their own proper records label…the vinyl release for the new CASS MCCOMBS is the 23rd of sept also ( getting great reviews this is)…btw the latest KEVIN MORBY album is really good i think…there’s a new album by the CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO “ out here” on Mack Avenue records and last but certainly not least from Proper on the 23rd sept is the second album by SORCHA RICHARDSON “ smiling like an idiot” on cd and lp via Faction is “ shark eyes” from the album

(74) Sorcha Richardson – Shark Eyes (Official Video) – YouTube

Sony for the 23rd of Sept have a big reissue with ALICE IN CHAINS second album “ dirt”  being reissued on double black vinyl and bricks and mortar shops only double yellow vinyl

…fine record…has not been in the shop for 4 or 5 years id say when Music on Vinyl had a repress of it…Layne was a great singer but his life was cut way to short, where we once again unfortunately saw  the needle and the damage done…himself and Mark Lanegan were great pals but they got in some situations due to their drug habit…if it wasn’t so serious it would nearly be funny…here is “ down in a hole” from the album

(74) Alice In Chains – Down in a Hole (Official HD Video) – YouTube

Sony also have THE WEDDING PRESENT “ hit parade” 2lp and a cd…2022 marks the 30th Anniversary of the original Hit Parade single releases, where The Wedding Present released a limited edition 7” single every month throughout 1992 with each making the UK Top 30, equalling the then record of Most UK Top 30 Hits in a year set by Elvis. An original Gedge composition on the a-side of each single was accompanied by a cover version on the b-side encompassing a wide range of artists from Neil Young and The Go-Betweens to Isaac Hayes and Elton John.

The band are releasing a 2LP vinyl set collecting together the A and B-Sides of all 12 of the 7” singles. The vinyl package also includes CDs of all 24 tracks. 

THE Orchard for the 23rd of Sept have a new album by Beth Nielsen Chapman “ crazy town” on cd and lp via Cooking vinyl and there’s a  new album also by Jessie Baylin.

Universal for the 23rd sept have quite a few worth a mention also…second album “ gulp”  from SPORTS TEAM comes out via Island on 23rd, cd, lp and indies only lp…here is “ r entertainment” from the record

(74) Sports Team – R Entertainment (Visualiser) – YouTube

Decca has the second album by THE COMET IS COMING “ hyper dimensional expansion beam” on cd, lp or indies only orange lp…interesting tunes this gang make…here is “ code” from the new one

(74) The Comet Is Coming – CODE (Visualizer) – YouTube

Both of the aforementioned bands debut albums were Mercury prize nominated.

Next one up on Because music and after 4 years is the third studio album by CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS “ REDCAR les adorables etoiles” on cd, 2lp blk or 2lp red. Brave in today’s world to release an album in your native tongue if not English, but CATQ has always done their own thing is cracking new tune from the album “ je te vois enfin” 

(74) Christine and the Queens – Je te vois enfin (Lyric Video) – YouTube

There is a brand new KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZZARD WIZZARD studio album “ omnium gatherum” and is on 2 lp or lucky dip colour 2lp…the colour ones fairly limited id say…there first album in 2022 and the first time the 6 band members got in a space together in over 2 years…they are calling it their jamming album…vinyl only im afraid, dont know why that is, dont agree with it, tis daft not releasing a CD, maybe twil be later in the year..tracks are long i wont link one!

UMC are doing represses of ABBA “ gold” as double gold vinyl or as a picture disc double…a bit on the pricey side again though, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are reimagining 25 years of BOND themes via Decca on cd or lp, there is a BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE b sides and rarities cd out on the 23rd Sept , a new CHARLES LLOYD on Bluenote ,,the second in his trios albums “ ocean” and there is a new KILLING JOKE EP with the original line up.

Last couple from Uni so for the 23rd sept are a brand new DR JOHN album…( well vinyl not till oct 14th) on Rounder records “ things happen that way” is “ sleeping dogs best left alone” 

The PATRICK KAVANAGH release is also on the 23rd on CD and LP, Originally released on Claddagh Records in 1964, the double album also features the only recording of the revered Irish poet reading his most celebrated poems. Now remastered and reimagined this new two-part album features the original recordings and Kavanagh’s poetry read by Bono, Hozier, Imelda May, Liam Neeson, Jessie Buckley, Aidan Gillen, Lisa McGee, Lisa Hannigan, President Michael D. Higgins, Evanna Lynch, Sharon Corr, Kathleen Watkins, Christy Moore, Rachael Blackmore and Aisling Bea set to a truly wonderful music composition.

The physical formats of this album include a booklet containing all the poetry one will hear on the album. The vinyl format of this release contains two unique vinyl sleeves. The first hosts a printed collage of sketches of all the celebrated readers around Patrick Kavanagh, with Kavanagh himself visible through the gold-foil cut-out square on the cover itself. The second vinyl sleeve is an exact replica of the original 1964 release.

I hope the newsletters aren’t becoming too long-winded folks, I sense they might be..i suppose we be trying to get the info to ye, trying to sell to ye as ye know is the truth of it but dont want to bore ye either….anyways for now.

Integral for the 23rd of sept has new albums by BETH ORTONEDITORSFKA TWIGSTIM BURGESS and VIEUX FARKA TOURE & KHRUANGBIN as well as the wonderful NEU boxsets.

Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the abbey road…bit buoyant kid id say after being a bit of a laughing stock to do four good ones on the bounce…yer back!!Sound, Ray, yeah, we’re back !!

Hey everyone, hope all is well with ye.
Massive one to mention first, as Ray said, THE BEATLES – Revolver is getting the special edition reissue treatment. Here’s a bit about it:

“This Special Edition of The Beatles’ REVOLVER features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, the
original mono mix, a 4-track EP, 31 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with a foreword
by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and ephemera including
handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann’s graphic novel on the making of
the cover art. Half-speed-mastered 180g LPs + 7-inch vinyl EP in a 12.56” x 12.36” slipcase.

SUPER DELUXE VINYL [limited edition 4LP+7-inch EP + 100-page hardbound book in slipcase]

LP One: Revolver (New stereo mix)

LP Two: Sessions One

LP Three: Sessions Two

LP Four: Revolver (Original mono master)”

That’s for the 4 LP Super Deluxe version.
Classic album of course.It’s really hard to choose between their last 6 or 7 albums.I really like ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ even though it’s not technically an official album or wasn;t originally.
‘Revolver’ is top notch too though!
This will be out at the end of October. We will be getting it on 1 LP, 1 CD, 2 CD, 5 CD and the Super deluxe.

Next up is Irish legend JOHN SPILLANE’s latest release ‘In Another Light’. A live performance from Cork Opera House last November with Pauline Scanlon and the Concert Orchestra. With a range of his tracks spanning from the 80s to 2020.
John is an absolute top performer and songwriter and a sound fella too.
That’s coming in October. We have the CD for now but there will be vinyl too at a later date.

Also coming down the road, but a good way down it, is the new GORILLAZ album ‘Cracker Island’ out next February. Good band. I believe some of ye went to see them recently and they were great.
We’ll have the indies neon purple coloured vinyl of it.

Also coming out worth a mention, Irish post punky artist MERYL STREEK has a debut album ‘796’ coming out on November 4th. We’ll have it on green vinyl.
Here is ‘Death to the Landlord’ from it:

There’s a Cliff Richard Christmas record coming, UK Eurovision lad SAM RYDER is releasing his debut album ‘There’s Nothing But Space, Man!’ and VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE are reissuing ‘Let It Bee’.

Back to you Raymondo! Sound.

Thanks Shane!!

Last one for this week folks is Integral for the 30th sept….One little independent records has the brand new BJORK album “ fossora” on a host of formats..CD, deluxe cd, 2lp, indies only burgundy 2 lp and cassette…the tenth album from such an astonishing creative mind, astonishing… here is “ atopos” from the album..

(75) björk : atopos – YouTube

There is a new BLANCMANGE album on London records on cd. Std lp or orange lp, there is a new DROPKICK MURPHYS album “ this machine still kills facsists” via dummy luck music …lp formats not out till the 11th nov …there is a new SOUL JAZZ compilation “ disco reggae rockers” on 2 cd , 2lp or 2lp sun yellow vinyl…funk , soul and disco classics reggae style.

Lastly from Integral for the 30th of sept has the YEAH YEAH YEAHS album “ cool it down” on Secretly Canadian…their fifth and first album in nearly a decade and is available on cd, yellow vinyl, black vinyl and indies only blue & red splatter vinyl…here is “ spitting off the edge of the world” featuring Perfume Genius.

(75) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Spitting Off the Edge of the World ft. Perfume Genius (Official Video) – YouTube

Sin e for this week folks.

Hope i didnt bore ye to death

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and the young Adam.

Back On The Horse, Limited CURE Reissue, New MUSE, ELAINE HOWLEY, Some Nice Box Sets And A CLASSIC Jazz Tone Poet Release

Hi everyone,

Hope all is well enough!

Back on the horse ( i have a few days off next week as well!!…be dead long enough)…thanks to  the dynamic duo ( or was that Batman and Robin)  for looking after the place…id be lost without the lads….stellar newsletter as well, ill have to watch my job..bringing hawking to a new level…no.. sound out lads…thanks for allowing me to forget the place for 9/10 days.

R,I.P Olivia Newton John in the past few days

Releases in the siopa for this Friday the 12th of August include…

Moving on then to releases for the 19th of August… MADONNA – ‘Finally Enough’ , NEIL YOUNG  ‘El Dorado’ , PANIC AT THE DISCO , REM – Chronic Town , DEMI LOVATO – Holy Fvck , LARRY YOUNG – ‘Unity’ and WAYNE SHORTER’s ‘Adam’s Apple’  , STEPS ‘The Platinum Collection’ , OASIS ‘Be Here Now’  , FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH  ‘Afterlife’ 

So main week for this week are the releases for the 26th August …the year is just flying….the summer has been iffy business wise but releases are iffy also…should bounce back in another 5 or 6 weeks and be fairly good for the end of the year hopefully anyway…;pricing aint gonna help retailers when things are quiet…the high 30s euro price tag for a coloured reissue is just too steep in my opinion and folks ain’t gonna pay it…your diehards of a band/artist might but it wont cross over and we will sell much less…its probably a bit different for the labels as they simply cannot get things pressed so for them , they can only sell so many anyway as they cant get more pressed for circa 8/9 months now…look tis a mess, but when things settle, i hope pricing will settle a bit also…Anti doing a few TOM WAITS coloured reissues and high 30s, early 40s price tags…anyway the 26th of August.

There is a vinyl reissue of THE CUREs “ wish” album coming down the road also….the lads mentioned the cd formats last week but an LP release also happening in November…numbers are tight enough on it so if interested give us a nod or buy from the site.

Anyways back to releases for the 26th of August Warner has the brand new studio album from MUSE…their ninth album now…available on CD . LP and an indies only cream LP….pricing good on this one with me giving out! i think history will be really kind to MATT BELLAMY and he will be remembered for a long time as a fabulous musician…fine band, diverse in styles and genres, incredible live…here is the title track from the new album…queen/glam rock feel to it…catchy !!

REGINA SPEKTORs debut album “ 11.11” gets a release on vinyl for the very first time!

MACHINE HEAD HAVE A BRAND NEW album “ of kingdom and crown”  out via Nuclear Blast on the 26th, just cd for now, EMERSON LAKE PALMER release a singles boxset…12 12” singles in a limited box,

SLIPKNOT reissue 4th album 2008s “ all hope is gone” on Orange crush vinyl as well as the most recent album “ we are not your kind” on blue vinyl…new album announced for later in the year ( Shane probably filled ye in — Looking forward to that as always Ray!)

BMG/TROJAN has a LEE SCRATCH PERRY compilation “ king scratch – musical masterpieces…) as cd , lp or a 4lp/4cd /book/poster boxset!

Lastly Atlantic have the BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON PAAK, SILK SONIC “ an evening with silk sonic” as a vinyl release…here is a class tune from the record “ leave the door open” ..throwback to the 70s…class tune

Sony dont really have anything for the 26th of August.

Proper for the 26th of August have the new STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES album “ jerry jeff” on New West records which covers the songs of Jerry Jeff Walker…it will be available as a deluxe cd with bonus tracks, vinyl or indies only clear vinyl version. Here is getting by from the album

(44) Steve Earle & The Dukes – “Gettin’ By” [Official Audio] – YouTube

EMBRACE have a brand new album “ how to be a person like other people” on their own label Mo Betta …available on indies only shops red vinyl and cd.

Proper has a reissue of TONY RICEs “ guitar” album on vinyl…Shane would know more here as he loves TR i think…i must admit i had not listened before…quality bluegrass guitar to be fair…heres a tune “ freeborn man” from the album (Yeah, Ray, was delighted to see it reissued-that’s a great tune!)

(44) Freeborn Man – YouTube

There is a YANN TIERSEN EP release of a comp album that was released on CD a good few years back “ avant la chute” but has never until now been released on vinyl.

Proper has a GREENSLEEVES REGGAE GOLD vinyl compilation , they have coloured vinyl reissues of JOHN COLTRANES “ giant steps” and ORNETTE COLEMANs “ the shape of jazz to come” , THE UPSETTERS “ return of the super ape” gets a remastered repress on vinyl and lastly there is a vinyl reissue of STIFF LITTLE FINGERS “ live at rockpalast 1980”.

Universal for the 26th of August have the BLONDIE “ against all odds” cd and vinyl releases across 4 physical formats…3CD, 4LP, 8CD or the deluxe big boxset thingy…we are doing a special price on the boxset at 330 euro if interested…here is more on the releases

“Blondie mark a career milestone with the release of the first ever authorised and in depth archive in their history. This release features 124 tracks, 36 of which are previously unreleased. Remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios, this expansive box set is available on four formats (Super Deluxe Collectors’ Edition, Deluxe 4LP, Deluxe 8CD and 3CD editions). Housed in a foil-wrapped carton, Against The Odds includes extensive liner notes by Erin Osmon, track by track commentary from Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Frank Infante, and Gary Valentine, essays by producers Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer, and Ken Shipley, a 120-page illustrated discography, and hundreds of period photographs. 

This archive box set—the first band-authorised collection in their 50 year history—is a collective moment to celebrate their legacy and be immersed into Blondie’s genre-bending sonic universe, including their first six studio albums recorded for Chrysalis; Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat To The Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter, and in turn their catalogue of era-defining hits “Heart Of Glass,” “Atomic,” “Tide Is High,” “Sunday Girl,” “Rapture,” and “Call Me.” These six groundbreaking albums have been expanded to include over four dozen demos (including the group’s first-ever recording session), alternate versions, and studio outtakes, creating a near-complete document of Blondie’s studio sessions prior to their 1982 hiatus. 

Against The Odds has an unusual beginning; for nearly two decades, the bulk of Blondie’s audio and visual archive sat inside in Chris Stein’s unassuming barn just outside Woodstock, New York. One hundred reel-to-reel tapes, half a dozen cassettes, a few storage tubs crammed with records, bits of promotional flotsam, flyers, a stray Warhol print, and mirrored dressing room signage from four sold-out January 1980 nights at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. All of it lay in wait through twenty humid summers, twenty frigid winters”

UNIVERSAL also for the 26th of August has the vinyl release of the new KENDRICK album “ mr morale and the big steppers” via interscope.

Bastille have a new album on EMI on 2CD or limited vinyl.

Republic has the new MARCUS KING album but CD ONLY for now…LP will follow in a few months…its called “ young blood” and is produced by Dan Auerbach…King is one of the best blues musicians on the circuit at the moment…real talented…here is “ blood on the tracks” original from the new album

(44) Marcus King – Blood On The Tracks (Official Audio) – YouTube

VALERIE JUNE has an 8 track covers album out via Fantasy of her favourite songs…available on CD and indies only yellow lp…LP is expensive really, which is a shame…i told this before but sher its a good story and cos i enjoyed it so much im gonna tell it again…myself and the Bob man saw her perform in St Lukes a few years…we met her after…ahh she was lovely, bit of an earthy character…10 seconds into the conversation Valerie turns to Bob…”Wow, your hair is just fab”…ill tell it again im sure, it makes me chuckle. Here is Valerie’s cover of Mazzy StarrS “ FADE INTO YOU” good as Bobs hair

(44) Valerie June – Fade Into You – YouTube

Lastly from UNI for the 26th of Aug is the 4th installment from TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND “ I AM THE MOON” part 4…LP version of part 4 is out on 9th sept also…need my order in this week, so if anyone interested give us an auld email…not sure what the story is with the first 3 volumes on vinyl.

The Orchard for the 26th Aug  sees the release of the Vinyl version of Janis Ian’s ‘The Light At The End Of The Line’ (the CD was released in February), a repress of John Prine’s 1984 album ‘Aimless Love’ and early 80s Scottish new wave/post-punk legends Altered Images first album since 1983. 

We also have the debut EP from Mychelle from the label who bought us Jorja Smith, a new Melting Palms album with 3 Vinyl formats, Lisa Gerrard with ‘Exaudia’, the return of Lonely Robot on Insideout, Metal from Obituary, Bastard Noise & Merzbow and Thoughtcrimes .

Cargo for the 26th Aug has a few well worth a mention , firstly is Cork based ELAINE HOWLEY  with her debut solo album “ the distance between heart and mouth” …here is more about the album.

“Touch Sensitive Records proudly presents the Cork-based musician Elaine Howley’s debut solo album The Distance Between Heart and Mouth. The product of an audio diary kept on a 4 track cassette machine throughout 2019 and 2020, the album recreates the intimacy of a radio show filled with Howley’s favourite sounds, pallets, and textures; effortlessly joining the dots between pop and experimentation, summoning the kaleidoscopic world of Trish Keenan & Broadcast, the bruised lo-fi soul of Tirzah and the dubbed-out blues of Leslie Winer. Over nine patient, spontaneous self-recorded and produced tracks, Elaine Howley traces the outline of a small space that could be considered one of the longest journeys to be taken – The Distance Between Heart And Mouth.  As a member of Crevice, Howlbux and, perhaps most notably, psychedelic rock group The Altered Hours, Elaine Howley is renowned as a singular voice in the Irish underground.  The Distance Between Heart And Mouth. TRACKLIST: 1. Silent Talk  2. Autumn Speak  3. Archeological Longing  4. See Saw Seen  5. To The Test  6. Buried Way Out  7. Person Count  8. Song For Mary Black  9. SoSo  “

Here is “ silent talk” from the debut solo album

(44) Elaine Howley – Silent Talk (Touch Sensitive Records) – YouTube

Cargo also has a reissue of SPACEMEN 3 “ playing with fire” 3rd album on indies yellow via space age recordings. GOATs “ world music” 10th anniversary reissue and remaster on hot pink vinyl as well as the very first three PULP albums reissued on vinyl via Fire records.

Integral for the 26th August has the brand new JULIA JACKLIN album “ pre pleasure” , new EZRA FURMAN and reissue by the BRAND NEW HEAVIES.

Here is a tune from the Julia album…some voice

(44) Julia Jacklin – Love, Try Not To Let Go (Official Video) – YouTube

Nearly forgot kid…a week off and the brain goes a little to mushy peas…going to hand ye to Shane now as he takes ye down the road with announcements etc..

Sound, Ray! No bother about us filling in for you on the hols, well deserved, and as you said life is short!
How’s it going everyone? Hope yere good. Nice bit of sun this week for listening to music outside in, enjoy it! Bit jealous of our dogs sunbathing out the back at the moment though!

Not a huge amount to mention this week compared to the last few weeks actually.

One to definitely mention is a class one, JOHN COLTRANE – Blue Train is getting a special Tone Poet Series reissue on 2 CD, 1 LP Mono and 2 LP Stereo. No doubt one of his best albums, this is a really well pressed reissue from the analog tapes. On the 2 LP and 2 CD, there’s an extra album of unreleased outtakes/alternate versions and a booklet. Bit pricey but the quality is very high.
That will be released next month. Oh and numbers are limited with it, so if interested probably best to order from the website link above as we might miss the email for a bit.

A couple releases (Tom Waits) were very limited and we didn’t get any, which is why there’s not many to mention this week.

BRIGHT EYES are releasing 3 reissues, ‘Digital Ash in a Digital Urn‘, ‘I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning‘ and ‘LIFTED..’ plus a companion 12 inch record for each with re-worked versions of songs on them.
They will be out in November.

Lastly, we will be getting the vinyl version of Beyoncé’s new album – ‘Renaissance’ which comes with a special booklet.

That’s all actually from me. Back to the boss-man.


Thanks Shane!

Right last one for this week is Integral for the 2nd Sept…Duophonic/Warp records release the 5th installment of STEREOLAB “ pulse of the early brain – switched on volume 5” on indies 2 cd, 3lp or indies 3lp….lps include codes.

Partisan reissue on its 10th ann HEARTLESS BASTARDS “ arrow “ and there is a new BEN SALISBURY/GEOFF BARROW soundtrack to “ archive 81”.

Sin e for this week really folks

Talk next week again

Thanks for listening

Ray, Shane and young Adam

Quality Releases From KATIE KIM, MYLES O REILLY And FIFA 100, New KASABIAN, HALO EFFECT, 2nd Of The Year From THE CHILIs + A KHRUANGBIN Collab

Hi folks

Hope all is well out there!

Few little bits of housekeeping to start with party people.

We are closed bank holiday Monday the 1st of August…we actually close all the bank holiday Mondays…11 to 4 Sunday as usual and 10 to 6 every other day as usual but closed the Bank Holiday.

We have got the new/debut CD in from Myles O Reilly “ cocooning heart” in stock since yesterday…Adam ( Young) has been listening to this for a bit and he sends glowing reports…i have been listening also in the last 24 hours and its certainly is a very interesting listen…my sense is this album will grow and grow on me…here is “ shine” from the album,,,cd copies in store now or online

We got some more copies of THE FRAMES “ for the birds” vinyl if anyone is interested as the first batch disappeared on us!
There is a lovely CD compilation coming out on the 19th August when Corks own record label FIFA ( Forever In Financial Arrears) releases its 100th offering “ FIFA 100” …a great milestone to reach…the CD album includes a track from each of the current acts on their roster…here is FIRST CLASS & COACH with “ neon hip”..

great tune , looking forward to this gang’s new album tbh…FIFA 100 is available to pre order via our website or email us bach folks also if interested!

I’m off on hols folks…working today and working from home tomorrow …hoping to turn off the laptop tomorrow around four and for it to hibernate for 10 days….im back to it on Monday the 8th of August… The two lads have the good yacht MusicZone in good nick…they will look after ye… is the email or phone is 0214967119…please feel free to contact them as much as you want!!

They will tag team with the newsletter and other usual bits…we just need to find a good name for them.

Right so releases for this friday the 29th of July we have…


Nas , The Finn Brothers album ‘Finn’ , Hooveraiii , Whiskey Myers , Ani Difranco ‘Livin The Clip’ , Arch Enemy , Kula Shaker , EDDIE VEDDER album “ Earthling”


Also releases for the 5th of August we have ……

( just got word actually that the Paul Buchanan mid air lp reissue is now the 5th of August.)

DEF LEPPARD ,  COLTRANE‘S “ a love supreme”, “ coltrane” and “ ballads”…Sonny rollins “ on impulse” KEITH JARRETT “ treasure island” and COUNT BASIEs “ april in paris” , TOOL album “ fear inoculum”, CALVIN HARRIS , KASABIANs new album “ the alchemists euphoria” , Caroline Polachek reissue, Craig Finn , Amon Amarth , LILLY HIATT , Psychedelic Porn Crumpets , The Interrupters , BAD RELIGIONs “ Generator” ,  C. DUNCAN and  JOHN CARROLL KIRBY

Right main focus of attack for this week is August 12th…first up from Sony we have the delayed GEORGE MICHAEL reissues of “ older”…what a talent, what a talent…up there with some of the best……super songwriter…i must admit i liked WHAM as a child, some bloody great tunes , that still stand the test of time and always will…and the 3 first three solo albums are only brilliant in my opinion…brilliant…tragic life in lots of ways , but left us some brilliant songs…seemed like a really good bloke to me, got dogged by the media as UK stars do…smoked up to 25 spliffs a day for a long time, legend has it…now try put that in your pipe and smoke it.

OLDER reissues out on August 12th on BLACK DOUBLE LP or as a super douper boxset….may be a small chance of a few more green vinyl versions so holler if you hope to get one! ( may also be delayed past the 12th august again im told)

Sony also has the BROCKHAMPTON vinyl release “ roadrunner , new light, new…” as well as two heavyweights Yo Yo Ma & John Williams “ a gathering of friends” vinyl release also… a class selection of Williams tunes, composed by Williams, played by MA with the  the new york philharmonic .

Warner for the 12th of August have the debut album by THE HALO EFFECT on Nuclear Blast called “ days of the lost” …this band is made up of members of IN FLAMES and DARK TRANQUILITY ( some serious pedigree there) …album is available as a cd, LP or a clear lp with a bluray.

There is a reissue on Vinyl via BMG of the BLONDIE “ VIVIR EN LA HABANA” …the 6 track live mini album from 2019, there are new albums from DANGERMOUSE & BLACK THOUGHTS which has cd and indies only vinyl, new HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD album also and lastly a brand new GOO GOO DOLLS CD “ chaos in bloom”.

Universal ( unusually so) have very little for the 12th of August , they just have BEASTIE BOYS 30th anniversary edition of “ check your head” as a limited direct 2 consumer and indies shops 4 LP set via UMC. SPINEFARM has WHILE SHE SLEEPS deluxe version of “ sleep society” with 3 bonus tracks on ltd pink edge glow vinyl.

The Orchard for this week sees the release of the ‘Fatal Mistakes’ compilation of ‘Outtakes & B-Sides’ from Del Amitri, some Acid Jazz on Third Man from Rich Ruth and the return of Boris with ‘Heavy Rocks’. We also have the Vinyl version of Berries on Xtra Miles, Michael Franti and Spearhead LP, Country/Americana from Vandoliers, Kelsey Waldon and Wade Bowen. 

Proper for the 12th August have the “ million dollar quartet – the complete session originals” …which was/is an impromptu session with ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS and CARL PERKINS…out via Jazz Track as a 180gram limited red and yellow vinyl. 

MANSUN reissue cracking debut “ wide open space” on black vinyl via Kscope, ALTERBRIDGE reissue live in wembley bluray, M.WARD has a 20th anniversary reissue vinyl of “ end of amnesia” on Jealous Butcher records…there is a brand new PIERCE TURNER album out on the 12th of August on Storyland records “ terribly good”.

CRADLE OF FILTH reissue “ bitter suites to succubi” on cd or lp and lastly via Epitaph DROPKICK MURPHYS reissue “ do or die” and “ blackout” as ltd clear vinyl.

Integral for the 12th of August has a new album by ERASURE as well as a host of reissues by CIGARETTES AFTER SEXJANE WEAVERPAVEMENT and YO LA TENGO.

Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the road for announcements made in the last week…

Thanks, Ray! Enjoy the well deserved hols, turn off the emails, we’ll hold the fort!

How’s it going everyone? Hope all is good with ye.
While the immediate summer releases can be quieter, the ‘Pre-Orders’ for the few months before Santa have gotten busier.

First up this week is a big one, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ 2nd album of the year, ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ is going to be released in mid October. Great to see/hear. I enjoyed the one from earlier in the year. They seem to be in a creative sweet spot at the moment with John Frusciante back on board.

Second to mention, is an interesting collaboration album between VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ & KHRUANGBIN where they cover tracks by Vieux’s father Ali. The Buckley clan are fans of Khruangbin. Should be a good listen! That’s out on September 23rd.
Here’s ‘Savanne’ from it:

At the start of September, DAVID SYLVIAN is reissuing two albums, ‘Blemish’ and ‘Manafon’. First time on vinyl for ‘Manafon’. Both are fairly limited so be quick if interested, please.

And at the end of September, class duo PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT have a brand new album, ‘N. K-Pop’.
Claddagh Records are bringing out a nice Live album by THE CHIEFTAINS then too, as a 2 CD expanded set and single LP.

Also coming round the corner:

That’s everything I think! 

Here’s Adam Young and the boss-man with the visual round-up too for ye:

Back to you Ray! Have a good break! (Pity you can’t come to the Cork Floyd gig with myself and Adam. Next time!)

Thanks Shane!!

Last one for this week so is Integral for the 19th of August…they have FELA KUTI “ roforofo fight” 50th anniversary vinyl reissue via Knitting Factory, its on yellow and green double lp with two bonus tracks on side D. 

HOT CHIP release their new album on Domino “ freakout/release” and its on cd, double LP or coloured indies DLP….includes a download code…here is “ down” from the new record

(23) Hot Chip – Down (Official Video) – YouTube

NADA SURF have a 20th anniversary edition of “ let go” via Heavenly on double LP.

ROSE CITY BAND reissue “ earth trip” on coloured vinyl…download code included also.

ROYSKOPP have “ profound mysteries 2” on cd or cassette.

SHAKESPEARS SISTER has a 30th anniversary of “ hormonally yours” on London records …available as a cd/dvd, white coloured vinyl or splattered vinyl versions.

Sin e really for this week folks

I’ll leave it to the buachailli for next week and talk to ye the week after.

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam.

A Hard To Find THE FRAMES Record, A Lovely New Record From Cork’s EOIN JORDAN, EDDIE VEDDER Finally Arriving And A Silver OASIS Reissue

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well folks.

Thanks to those brave warriors who came out to support the KEELEY instore last Saturday here in the shop….if i didn’t get to thank ye in person, then big thanks now…twas lovely and probably circa 20 to 25 people to see the performance…there is always a little element of potential egg on the face with these in stores…it was a sweltering saturday afternoon so for folks to make the effort , we really appreciate it…there are 6 or 7 of ye who are serial in store goers and we depend on ye…if folks dont show up, then they will cease …anyway, thanks a mill again to those of ye who came out to us…i know Keeley and the band really appreciated it also.

Right so releases for this Friday the 15th July…THE FRAMES “ for the birds” vinyl has landed into us folks…sorry for delay…also out this friday…

 THE ASSOCIATES “ sulk” ,  LIZZO TALK TALK s  “ the partys over” , PRIMAL FEAR , CHICAGO , WEEZER “ SZNZ”  , SIMON GOFF & KATIE MELUA ”aerial objects” , NOAH CYRUS , MJ the original cast recording , CAMILLA CABELLO “ FAMILIA”. , …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead’ , Senses Fail , God is an Astronaut , Death , THE FRAMES – for the birds , MABEL , KATHYRN WILLIAMS- “ night drive” , CLINT MANSELL ,  POP SMOKE album Faith , BEASTIE BOYS boxset  , THE STAPLES SINGERS “ be altitude : respect yourself” , DON WILKERSON – preach brotherGEORGE BRAITH – extension and SONNY CLARK – dial S for sonny ,  ELLA FITZGERALD/LOUIS ARMSTRONGs “ ella & louis” , BLACK MIDIINTERPOL and WORKING MENS CLUB , BILLY NOMATES and PAVEMENT 

Releases then for Friday the 22nd July include…
 SHE & HIM , PAUL WELLER , NICKI MINAJs “ beam me up scotty” , THE OFFSPRING ,  SCORPIONS “ rock believer” , DAWES , BOB MARLEY reimagined ,  GILBERT O SULLIVAN album “ driven” , GAVIN JAMES , SLIPKNOT , JACK SAVORETTI “ written in scars” , ANTHRAX 3cd , ZZ TOP  , Jack White , John Moreland including Ltd. Opaque Blue VinylPAUL BUCHANAN ,  ALBERT COLLINs “ cold snap” , TONY JOE WHITES 2001 album “ the beginning” , THE UPSETTERS “ return of the super ape” , VIAGRA BOYS ,  ALAN PARSONS SYMPHONIC PROJECT  , THE KOOKS , THE SADIES ,  BEN HARPER  and TY SEGALL , CALIFONE and LIARS.

Main week of focus for this week is Friday the 29th of July, we shall start with Warner who have the 50th anniversary reissue of JETHRO TULLs “ thick as a brick” as a half speed master of the Steven Wilson 2012 remix with the original newspaper packaging…there is a limited cd/dvd book format coming in on the 7th of October.

There are some GRATEFUL DEAD reissues on Rhino with the 50th anniversary reissues of EUROPE 72 as a 3lp set or 2 cd set and also a 4CD set from the show in the Lyceum theatre in London in 1972 also.

There is a VOIVOD 7LP and 6 CD set “ forgotten in space”.

DIMMU BORGIR “ northern forces over Wacken” 3lp on Nuclear blast.

There is a new MARCUS MILLER “renaissance” cd as a 2 cd.

There is a 30th anniversary triple lp reissue of FEAR FACTORY‘s debut album on Roadrunner “ soul of a new machine” …it is a rare record having a really limited press 30 years ago and never getting a press since…on the expensive side but will be rare again as is a limited hand numbered edition this time around.

BELPHEGOR “ the devils” on Nuclear Blast is now the 29th of July, STANLEY CLARKE, MARCUS MILLER and VICTOR WOOTEN (SMV) reissue “ thunder” on LP via Bmg. (  I think our Shane is delighted!)

Rhino Warner has LITTLE FEAT “ waiting for Columbus’ ‘ as a super deluxe 8 CD version or as a 2lp…the 8 cd boxset includes the original album plus 3 live shows.

Cargo has a few on Rhythm and Blues records for the 5th of August…THE BEACH BOYS live in Paris from 1969 is released on Vinyl, THE BEATLES wembley park studios 1964 7” EP is released, THE ROLLING STONES from the Ed Sullivan show 7” ep is released as well as fresh pressings of JOHN FRUSCIANTEs “ curtains” and “ the empyrean”.

Just got a beautiful new album dropped into the shop in the last few days…“Hand me Down the Moon” is the debut solo album from Cork based folk singer songwriter Eoin Jordan. A mix of self-penned and traditional material it features some of the finest musicians in the Cork area, including Declan Sinnott, David Murphy, Ilse de Ziah, Anthony Ruby, Chris McCarthy, and Gráinne Gormley. The album was recorded over the past two years in De Bunker Studio, East Cork with Dave O’Connell at the controls.

A former member of The Ceili Allstars, The Diviners, and David Hope & the Henchmen, this is his first foray into the world of the solo artist. He is equally at home playing contemporary and traditional music. Influences include Folk & Traditional music, Blues, Rock and Jazz. He has performed and shared a stage with acts including John Spillane, Steve Cooney, Mary Coughlan and Ultan Conlon, as well as recording with many different acts including Hank Wedel, David Hope, Street Corner Messiahs and John Leo Carter.

“I’m really enjoying Eoin Jordan’s progress into a really good singer-songwriter. I look forward to working with him as he unfolds his story.” Declan Sinnott

Here is “ amber” from a beautiful album…

We have copies in the siopa and available on the website now…i think Eoin is game ball for an instore so we will organize that for some Saturday soon!

The Orchard for this week sees the release of the new album from Nas with a Ltd. Black & White ‘Galaxy Effect’ Vinyl, the latest from Suicideboys, the first time on Vinyl release of The Finn Brothers album ‘Finn’ and Hooveraiii with new album ‘A Round Of Applause’. We also have Whiskey Myers on Thirty Tigers, a 25th Anniversary Edition of the Ani Difranco ‘Livin The Clip’ plus releases by Ithaca, Arch Enemy, Funeral Chic and more… 

There are also some delayed  Vinyl formats of Kula Shaker (10th June), Deap Vally (19th Nov 2021) and Thrice (6th May) plus The Dead South, the CD version of which was released back in March. 

A major sidetrack im off on here now….next month is 3 years since the fire and we are nearly in To(u) gher the same length of time we were back in Douglas village shopping centre…3 years…happy out here, hopefully upheaval is hiding from us for a while….anyways …this isn’t going to be vaguely interesting to nearly anyone who reads this id say, but sher you might know someone who might be interested and maybe you could let them know….let em know what Ray ffs…it was a different world before fire and covid and we were in a decent footfall area so we had to stock products that basically we can’t give away out in Togher…we are more or less solely a record shop now, the way we want it  to be honest….but from our 2019 days we have about 5 or 6 k worth of dvds/blurays…mainly dvds….some shrink wrapped, some not 50/50…we have slashed them to half price and more …up to 80 per cent in a lot of cases and we have thrown them up on the site ( well we are about 50 per cent of the way to getting them on the site) heres a link to them…if you know anyone who would be interested you might share the link or let them know please…

I’ll plug it again when we have them all on the site and again and again!!!

Uni for the 29th of July has the vinyl release ( finally some might say) of the new EDDIE VEDDER album “ Earthling” on a standard vinyl or there is now we are informed an indies shop/hmv shop only variant on coloured vinyl with a gatefold sleeve, out via Seattle surf/Republic records. Here is “ long way” from the album

(9) Eddie Vedder – Long Way (Official Lyric Video) – YouTube

Maggie Rogers second album hits the shelves on July 29th also ( her first album was smashing) it is out via Capitol US and will be available on cd, std vinyl and indies only tangerine vinyl…here is “ thats where i am “ from the new record

(9) Maggie Rogers – That’s Where I Am (Official Video) – YouTube

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS 2nd album “ dig your own hole” has its 25th anniversary 2 CD version with 5 unreleased tracks on EMI.

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND “ i am the moon” part 3 is out on the 29th july via Fantasy.

Real World records present a reissue on triple vinyl or on double cd of their rosters “ live at Womad 1982” which includes ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, SIMPLE MINDS, PETER GABRIEL, THE BEAT and a host of world music acts and stars.

There are 5 EMPEROR vinyl lp reissues on Candlelight.

Proper for the 29th of July have a few of note, SONNY CLARK – sonnys crib gets a reissue…savage line up…PLAYERS: Sonny Clark, piano John Coltrane, tenor sax Donald Byrd, trumpet Curtis Fuller, trombone Paul Chambers, bass Art Taylor, drums.  Original pressings have sold for more than $2,500. Mono Edition. Lacquers by Well Made Music, pressed at Optimal. Released via public domain records.

Proper also has live at Rockpalast by MUDDY WATERS on Mig records, a couple of NICK LOWE remastered vinyl reissues of “ the convincer” and “ the old magic”, there is a brand new JOSH ROUSE album via yep roc on cd and lp, and lastly there is a TANGERINE DREAM reissue of “ machu picchu” via Kscope on lp and cd…its a 42 minute one piece homage to John Peel which Edgar Froese didn’t want to release “ i made it fro myself” …his wife thought better ( as they hold that power) of it and he succumbed to having it released…originally in 2012 and now again on LP and CD.

Integral for the 29th of July has reissues by THE CRIBSBASEMENT JAXXFAITH NO MOREJIM JAMES and TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB as well as a new album from AMANDA SHIRES,

Going to hand ye over to Shane whom I think has a fairly full plate today…do your best kid ( i kinda helped fill that plate) there’s always next week!….

Sound, Ray, haha no worries!

Howdy everyone, hope all is good out there! There was an avalanche of stuff from the record companies this week so I’m just going to list everything out in bullet points!

That’s all from me this week, we’ll try to get a few of the more important links that were missed done for next week.

Here’s the lads latest video as well:

Back to you Ray, cheers!

Thanks a mil Shane!

Right last one for this week is Integral for the 5th of August…bella union have the fourth C DUNCAN album “ alluvium” on cd and  the LP pressed on 140g Ochre vinyl in gatefold sleeve

with transparent vellum paper inner sleeve and

pull-out poster with lyrics. Here is “ earth” from the new album

(9) C Duncan – Earth – YouTube

Integral also has a new album from JOHN CARROLL KIRBY “ dance ancestral” on lp only via stones throw and soul jazz records present “ studio one music lab” on cd or lp.

Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and young Adam.

Exciting In-Store This Saturday, A Tribute To Brian Wilson, Coloured ZZ TOP, JACK WHITE’s 2nd This Year And Very Limited REM And PRODIGY

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well and yer  enjoying the irish summer.

Releases in the good siopa for this week the 8th of july include…
 NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE “ toast”  , BELPHEGOR album “ the devils”  , JAMES BAY , ELTON JOHN “ regimental sgt zippo” , “ the one” and “ peachtree road” , EGO ELLA MAY/THEON CROSS , THE WHO “ tommy” and “ sell out” , ART PEPPER “ Eleven modern jazz classics” ,  MUSHLAURA VIERS and KATY J PEARSON , V**GRA BOYS , W.A.S.P best of the best 

And releases for the 15th july include…

 THE ASSOCIATES “ sulk” ,  LIZZO TALK TALK s  “ the partys over” , PRIMAL FEAR , CHICAGO , WEEZER “ SZNZ”  , SIMON GOFF & KATIE MELUA ”aerial objects” , NOAH CYRUS , MJ the original cast recording , CAMILLA CABELLO “ FAMILIA”. , …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead’ , Senses Fail , God is an Astronaut , Death , THE FRAMES – for the birds , MABEL , KATHYRN WILLIAMS- “ night drive” , CLINT MANSELL ,  POP SMOKE album Faith , BEASTIE BOYS boxset  , THE STAPLES SINGERS “ be altitude : respect yourself” , DON WILKERSON – preach brotherGEORGE BRAITH – extension and SONNY CLARK – dial S for sonny ,  ELLA FITZGERALD/LOUIS ARMSTRONGs “ ella & louis” , BLACK MIDIINTERPOL and WORKING MENS CLUB , BILLY NOMATES and PAVEMENT 

Main week for this week is the 22nd of July and we will start with Universal who via Fantasy records have a tribute album to the musical genius that is BRIAN WILSON by SHE & HIM ( who are Zooey Deschanel & M Ward), it is called Melt Away by SHE & HIM and has 14 reimagined and reinterpreted Wilson tunes ..the man himself appears on “ do it yourself” on the album and its on cd, std lp and indies green ( i think) vinyl also..

Here is “ darlin” from the tribute album

UMC release for the first time on vinyl PAUL WELLER‘S 2008 album “ 22 dreams” as a limited double lp gatefold with a 12” by 36” black and white poster with printed lyrics, tracklist and credits….here is “ have you made up your mind” from the album…first time ever on vinyl

Sold to us this week but not out until the 29th of July is the new JAMIE T album on Polydor “ the theory of whatever”on cd, deluxe cd, std white vinyl and indies only green vinyl

Island has NICKI MINAJs “ beam me up scotty” her iconic mixtape on 2lps, UMC has THE OFFSPRING greatest hits on black vinyl, Spinefarm has a coloured reissue of THE SCORPIONS “ rock believer” , there is a new DAWES record “ misadventures of doom scroller” on Rounder and produced by Jonathan Wilson, Island has BOB MARLEY reimagined with the Chineke! Orchestra and lastly there is BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE b sides and rarities cd.

Warner for the 22nd July have a new GILBERT O SULLIVAN album “ driven” on Union Square music , available on CD, LP and indies only LP, Warner Music Ireland have the new GAVIN JAMES album , his third now, “ the sweetest part” on CD or LP, the next in the SLIPKNOT coloured vinyl reissues comes with “ gray chapter volume 5” reissued on 2LP 180 gram neon pink vinyl, JACK SAVORETTI “ written in scars” vinyl reissues on BMG, there are a host of NAZARETH reissues on lp and cd , there will be an ANTHRAX 3cd compilation to mark 40 years as a band and last but not least from Warner is the ZZ TOP ost to “ Raw, that little old band from Texas” …which comes as a CD, LP or indies lp.

Great pity THE SHAKER HYMN in store didn’t go ahead last week but im sure we will have the lads in again sometime soon enough…we hope to make it up a bit this Saturday the 9th of July at 3.30pm when we welcome KEELEY and her band to the siopa for her very first instore so lets hope we can make it a special one. Keeley, from where i can see does everything right in getting her image and profile out,  but man oh man can the songs back it up…i’m addicted to the new mini album the last week or so since it landed in the shop…( this is the mini album Keeley and her band will be promoting with the instore,  “ drawn to the flame” and it’s super, cd only for now…but there is also a 10” vinyl ep from last year “ brave warrior” in the shop). Fair commitment for her and the band to come to the shop and play for us ( they have a gig in the Crane later on Saturday night) so I hope the community will come out in support of it. Keeley does a great social media and seems to be really supportive of record shops…every little gain in this game is important for an upcoming artist and this band are ticking all the boxes…but most important the tunes stack up…here is “ shadows on the hill” form the super new mini album

Ye remember me banging on about THE MURDER CAPITAL this time three years ago when we were putting on an “ outstore” for their debut album release…this for me could be up there as well…i think it will be one we will be talking about in three years time. Really hope some of you will make it in on Saturday, it’s a bit later at 3.30 so take note of the time…3,30 pm Saturday the 9th. So KEELEY and her band ( four piece) will play a 30 minute set for us and sign copies of the new mini album cd or 10” ep or both! And have the chats as well…should be special. If you can’t make it in and want a record signed , buy from the site and let us know or just email us back and we will sort. As regards up coming artists and record shops, some get it and some unfortunately don’t,  we aren’t going to change their world obviously but we can help a tiny bit and every inch counts when you are trying to climb to the top…sometimes upcoming artists will say buy from our site if you want stock, it ain’t about the dollars folks, aint about that at all. 

Here’s a bit more on KEELEY and really hope to see some of ye on Saturday…myself and young Adam will be holding the fort…

“Dublin’s highly revered psychedelic dreampop quartet KEELEY release their first mini-album in the wake of two acclaimed EPs in 2021. 

“Picks up where the debut EP ‘Brave Warrior’ left off with a musical search for lost spirits, Keeley goes further and deeper and carries us into a musical dreamworld that reaches in and out all at once” ~ Fiachna Ó Braonáin (RTÉ Radio 1)

“If you could speak, what would you say? To bring you back, I’d give my life away. But nothing can undo what they did” ~ lyric from “Shadow On the Hills” 

Led by enigmatic front-woman, guitarist and songwriter Keeley Moss, this Irish outfit went from strength to strength last summer with the success of break-out single “The Glitter And The Glue” from their debut EP ‘Brave Warrior’. While seeming to come from nowhere, Keeley had actually been a key figure on the Irish music scene for some years previous with her band Session Motts before deciding to forge a path entirely on her own in 2020. With the help of skilled Dublin producer Alan Maguire, she began to craft songs that encompassed her encyclopedic knowledge and passion for music stretching back to early Pink Floyd, The Pretenders, The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys and the rich vein that is the dreampop canon of the late 80s and early 90s. It would also be the point at which she decided to base her songwriting exclusively around the murder of Inga-Maria Hauser, a case that had fascinated her for many years and a subject she had written extensively about in her blog The Keeley Chronicles

Determined to make her mark in Ireland she spent 2020 self-promoting to Irish media, gradually coming to the attention of national DJs and key music writers. Suddenly her songs “The Glitter And The Glue” and “Last Words” were on the national airwaves and her involvement with the Inga-Maria Hauser case was being picked up by the likes of The Belfast Telegraph and the Derry Post. In May 2021 a deal was struck with London label Dimple Discs, home to Irish compatriots Cathal Coughlan, The Undertones, Sack and Eileen Gogan. The release of the ‘Brave Warrior’ EP in June was the catalyst for even more national Irish radio support, but now the word on “The Glitter and the Glue” had crossed the Irish Sea, and plays on BBC 6Music were becoming common with support from Steve Lamacq and Radcliffe & Maconie. Regional BBC support in Northern Ireland and Wales followed, as did American play on SiriusXM, college radio and hundreds of global internet radio programmes. 

A second EP ‘Echo Everywhere‘ landed in November, supported by further excellent radio and press reactions. On the live front, the band (Keeley – guitar & vocals, Martin Fagan – bass, Marty Canavan – keyboards) had recently added acclaimed Dublin drummer Tim O’Donovan to their ranks. Following a livestream performance at the Dublin Quays Festival in August, the band followed up with sold-out shows at Whelan’s main room in Dublin in October and The Lexington in London in December. Come the new year, Keeley were nominated by Ireland’s Hot Press as one of their “Hot for 2022” acts, and the stage was set for the next chapter in a story driven by self-belief, determination and a lifestyle devoted exclusively to music and songwriting.   

Which brings us to “Drawn To The Flame”. A bittersweet title suggesting destiny and arrival, but also danger and ultimately, tragedy. Armed with seven new songs which showcase the maturity and breadth of KEELEY’s songwriting, this mini-album bristles with lush harmonies, muscular beats and inventive atmospherics, skipping gleefully across genres and further establishing Keeley Moss as one of Ireland’s most creative and visionary songwriters. As with previous songs, this set highlights Keeley’s ongoing fascination with the murder and short life of aforementioned teenage German backpacker Inga Maria-Hauser, who was brutally murdered in Northern Ireland in 1988 and whose case remains unsolved despite many promising leads pointing to the culprits. As an authority on the subject, Keeley has recently appeared in “Murder In The Badlands”, a moving BBC documentary that further explores Inga-Maria’s case. The album ends with a hidden track, the only known voice recording of Inga-Maria, a devoted artist and singer, which Keeley managed to procure from her family in Munich by way of a tribute. 

Keeley herself notes… “We feel it is our best, and purest, sonic statement yet. The point at which even darker depths are delved into, peeling back layers of the story’s shell to reveal just how close to the flame I came – and how close to the flame I remain.” 

See ye Saturday!

Sony for the 22nd of July only has a Eugene Ormandy 11 cd boxset.

THE ORCHARD for the 22nd July  sees the release of Jack White‘s second album this year with Ltd. Detroit Denim Vinyl, a new EP from Deep Tan, album number six from John Moreland including Ltd. Opaque Blue Vinyl, the fourth album from Bastien Keb on Gear Box and House Arrest release TR/ST Destroyer Vols 1 & 2. They also have Metal from the likes of Nicholas Cage Fighter, Oceans Of Slumber, Wake, and Strapping Young Lad .

Here is Jacks new tune “ if i die tomorrow” from the new record…i like it!
(386) Jack White – If I Die Tomorrow (Official Video) – YouTube

Proper for the 22nd July has quite a few worth a mention, but hands down stand out for me anyway is the BLUE NILEs PAUL BUCHANANs 10th anniversary vinyl reissue of his beautiful solo record “ mid air” on Newsroom records , 2 by 12”180 gram lps with a 20 page lyric booklet…here is the title track from the beautiful album..there are i believe only 1k of these pressed so what we have left on the site is what we have folks…

(386) Paul Buchanan – Mid Air – YouTube

Alligator have a reissue of ALBERT COLLINs “ cold snap” on cd or lp…remastered also, New West have a reissue of TONY JOE WHITES 2001 album “ the beginning” on cd and lp, VP records has a reissue of THE UPSETTERS “ return of the super ape” remastered also, the VIAGRA BOYS reissue debut album “ welfare jazz” as a deluxe cd/lp set , i love their new tune, i plan to listen to them a bit more.

Proper also via Ear music has a deluxe reissue of ALAN PARSONS SYMPHONIC PROJECT 2016 release of “ live in Colombia ” on dvd, blu ray, vinyl, cd or limited colombian national flag coloured triple vinyl.

Proper also has the new ( 6th) album from THE KOOKS on cd. Lp and indies lp..” 10 tracks to echo in the dark” and lastly there is a new album from Torontos THE SADIES with a limited vinyl “ colder streams”.

Republic of Music has a couple of JUNIOR BROTHER 7” on strange brew records, due around 29th july if anyone is interested.

Integral for the 22nd july has new albums by BEN HARPER  and TY SEGALL as well as reissues by CALIFONE and LIARS.

Going to hand ye to Shane now as he takes ye down the road with further away releases and announcements…

Sound, Ray, thanks!

Hello everyone, hope yere all doing ok!
I’m playing catch up a bit on newsletter duties this week so won’t dawdle.

The major one of note coming soon this week is R.E.M.’s – Chronic Town EP. Their first EP I believe and it’s getting a nice reissue on both CD and picture disc collectible vinyl – August. Great band!

Next up is a very limited couple of releases. THE PRODIGY – Fat of the Land is getting a reissue on silver vinyl. Legendary album!
And there’s also a really limited 12 inch of ‘Firestarter’ from the album, remixed by Andy C. On silver vinyl that too. Fastest fingers first with those everyone, apparently they have sold out in lots of places online already. Both of those will arrive into the shop at the start of November.

At the end of August, there’s an interesting LOU REED release coming, ‘Words and Music 1965’.
On CD and pink vinyl, early demo/unreleased songs from Velvet Underground. Should be cool. We’ll have a small few of the pink vinyl.

Next up, THE DELINES are reissuing 3 of their albums ‘Sea Drift’, ‘The Imperial’ and ‘Colfax’. ‘Colfax’ hasn’t been available on vinyl for ages I believe. We like them behind and in front of the counter in the shop.

Also coming down the road, KENDRICK LAMARs new album is getting a vinyl release, we’ll be getting the TOP GUN: Maverick Soundtrack on white vinyl – enjoyable film 
The Goo Goo Dolls are releasing a new album, CD only for now. Also on CD only at the moment, Beyoncé‘s new album is coming.
NADA SURF’s ‘Let Go’ is getting a reissue, BOBBIE GENTRY ‘The Girl from Chickshaw County’ is on the way and indie band ALVVAYS have a new album coming soon.

That’s all from me this week, I think.

Back to you Ray bud!


Right so last one for today is INTEGRAL for the 29th July…there is a new AMANDA SHIRES album on ATO “ TAKE IT LIKE A MAN”…we were allocated just 2 copies of the red vinyl version (only 1 there now actually)..dont know why so little , but it is what it is…there are 2 BASEMENT JAXX coloured vinyl reissues on XL…so its remedy and rooty of course! THE CRIBS FIRST THREE albums are getting deluxe reissues on 2cds, coloured vinyl or cassettes..they will include demos, extras , remixes etc …the 3 reissues are debut self titled album, “ the new fellas” and “ mens needs, womens needs, whatever” all on Sonic blew label and we were allocated 5 copies each of the lps…so ye know the score.

FAITH NO MORE reissue sol invictius on silver vnyl, there is a JIM JAMES solo deluxe reissue of “ regions of light and sound of god” , vinyl reissue of TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUBS debut “ tourist history” and soul jazz has volume 2 of “ deutsche elektronische music” on CD or 2different lps..

Sin e for this week really folks,

Hope to see ye saturday

Thanks for listening as always,

Ray, Shane and young Adam.


Hi Everyone

Hope all is well out there.

Summers here and the releases get a tad quiet at this time of the year usually.

Right so releases for this week the 24th of June include…..        

and the MIC CHRISTOPHER live at the lobby vinyl is the 24th june now also.

Moving on then to releases for Friday the 1st July, we have…
 THE SHAKER HYMN , PAOLO NUTINI , 1977” by ASH  , CONJURER , MUNICIPAL WASTE , JOHN ADAMS “ collected works”  ,  ALEXIS FFRENCH , FLEET FOXES  , KEANE , JOE BONAMASSA , THE JUDDS , CHET BAKER & BILL EVANS “ alone together”  , THE CONGOS  , KEANE best of , ROXY MUSIC half speed  avalon” and “ flesh and blood” , TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND “ i am the moon volume 2” , MINIONS  , GREY DAZE , PERRY BLAKE, a new WARMDUSCHER album and YARD ACT “ dark days” ep.

Also don’t forget we have THE SHAKER HYMN playing live instore on Saturday the 2nd of July @ 2 pm or you can see them the night before in Coughlans.

Main week for this week is Friday July the 8th, going to start with Sony who have the reissue of the classic GEORGE MICHAEL album “ older” …it is still available as a 2lp black vinyl or deluxe limited edition boxset with 5cds, 3lps and a 12” by 12” 48 page book…fine album.

Sony also has the new album by Rae Morris “ rachel @ fairyland” on cd or lp or indies lp.

Warner for the 8th July have the NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE “ toast” album via reprise records, this is the shelved album from 2001 when Young felt the time wasn’t right to release it…comes a time i suppose, so tis out now, what i have heard i have liked,…available as CD and 2LP with an etching on the 4th side…here is “ standing in the light of love” from the album

Warner also have the new BELPHEGOR album “ the devils” on Nuclear blast and there is a host of NAZARETH CD and LP reissues.

Universal for the 8th of July have a brand new JAMES BAY album on EMI, his third album now “ leap” …there is a limited edition pink vinyl on the go here as well.

Did i tell ye lately this brexit thing is still a pain in the liathroidi, still and always will be a pain in the liathroidi, the courier companies impossible to communicate with, no talking allowed  is the big business model now as we all know well  …got 6 copies of be bop deluxe live one for rsd yesterday tuesday and UPS lad says its 67 euro for him to give me the little box in his hand…48 of it VAT which i can try claim back and 19 euro a fee…19 euro for the lad to take my 67 euro in a 30 second card transaction,,,carriage was 11 sterling for the 6 records…all in fees to get the records was 33 quid…carriage was always there but 19 quid for nothing…Partizan sent us some JUST MUSTARD promo bits , signed prints, key rings, badges,,,,freebies to give to customers…Fed ex hit us with an invoice for 14.29 euro for “ clearance administration charge vatable at 23%” this stuff would do your head in….complete small fry in the scheme of it i know, but still manages to do the head in…seems a crazy way to do it to my simple mind…with brexit we have to be charged Irish Vat when we import from the UK once it hits our shores ( the courier companies do it) we can then claim it back in our vat return ( pain in the liathroidi again to manage) but the couriers still charge an admin fee for the honour…it can be anywhere from 5 euro to 35 euro ( no rhyme or reason to it) averaging about 15 euro id say…one company ROM ships out to us once we get over 100 euro on the invoice so we have received invoices for 107 euro and have had fees of 20 plus euro on them…some companies use PVA, postponed vat accounting and it is easier but they still charge a “ multi line clearance fee” which at times has been 35 quid for maybe 20 records…surely theres a better way?…we buy lps and cds out of the UK…nothing else now…surely we could be greenlighted from a vat point of view by the irish government rather than pay and then claim back but get caught for fees for the wonder why i do be grumpy, probably just got a clearance invoice from a courier for free stuff we are giving to folks…pain in the liathroidi.

Anyways back to uni for the 8th July, UMC have some ELTON JOHN reissues on vinyl mainly, with the stereo version of “ regimental sgt zippo” , “ the one” and “ peachtree road”.

Bluenote has a limited 7” single by EGO ELLA MAY/THEON CROSS from the upcoming Bluenote reimagined 2 compilation, there are half speed masters of THE WHO “ tommy” and “ sell out” and there is a limited ART PEPPER “ Eleven modern jazz classics” vinyl via Concord.

Integral for the 8th of July has new albums by MUSHLAURA VIERS and KATY J PEARSON.

The Orchard this week sees the release of Metric – Formentera with the Vinyls to follow in late August, the new Izaak Opatz with Cheddar Yellow Vinyl and Berries debut album on Xtra Mile. We also have a 3CD Big Star compilation, a live Georgia Satellites album, Metal from Powerwolf, Blind Channel, Sixx and Dead Tired.

Proper for the 8th of July has the new V**GRA BOYS album “ cave world” via Year001 records  on CD, indies vinyl red and indies vinyl green and cassette…here is PUNK ROCK LOSER from the new album…sounds great.

(362) Viagra Boys — Punk Rock Loser (Official Video) – YouTube

Proper also has a W.A.S.P best of the best 32 track double cd compilation album on Madfish.

Going to hand you over to Shane now who will take ye folks on a walk down the road…

Sound, Ray!

How’s it going everyone? Hope the summer is going nicely for ye.We’re lucky we haven’t got the crazy heat that a lot of europe is getting…touch wood.

Some nice ones to mention this week but nothing huge.

First up is a bit of a recent classic, from the indie explosion in the early to mid 00s (although, it’s 20 years old already!), THE LIBERTINES’ debut ‘Up the Bracket’ is getting an anniversary reissue which will be out in October. We will be getting 4 formats of it: CD, Std vinyl, red coloured vinyl (limited) and a deluxe box set with lots of stuff in it. Good band.

Before that, at the start of August, some guy called PAUL MCCARTNEY is reissuing his solo records ‘I/II/II’ in a set called ‘McCartney’. There’s CD or vinyl available of it.

Also in October, Irish lads KODALINE are releasing a live album, ‘Our Roots Run Deep’ (nice title)
We have a sweet promotion for it too. The first 10 pre-orders of the album on any format will get a bonus signed laminate with it. Formats are: Indies maroon coloured vinyl, cream coloured vinyl and CD. Here’s a little trailer for the album:

Another nice anniversary reissue coming soon is JETHRO TULL’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ which is 50 years old.
The original newspaper style cover booklet is re-done and looks pretty cool.

To confuse matters, a special CD/DVD/Book set of the album came out 10 years later, so that’s getting a 40th anniversary reissue. There’s a surround sound mix by Steven Wilson in that! We’ll have both anyway (in the link above)!

Also coming soon down the road CIGARETTES AFTER SEX are reissuing their debut album on clear vinyl in mid August. I think there’s another coloured variant of it coming too in November. Was popular in the ship when we had it but it’s been out of print for a good while now.

DROPKICK MURPHYS are releasing a new album too which sound interesting, featuring the lyrics of Woody Guthrie. It’s called ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’

Finally, there are two DEF LEPPARD reissues (Adrenalize and Euphoria) coming as well as a new DEMI LOVATO CD.

That’s all I think from me for this week. No video this week as we were up the walls a bit with RSD2.

Anyway, back to the gaffer! Cheers!

Thanks Shane!

Right so Integral for the 15th July have a reissue of BILLY NOMATES‘ self titled LP.
black midi will be releasing their brand new one ‘Hellfire’ and INTERPOL will have a new album out ”The Other Side of Make Believe‘.
Also from Integral that week, an ORBITAL remix compilation, a PAVEMENT reissue and the new one from WORKING MEN’S CLUB ‘Fear Fear’.

Sin about e for this week,
Thanks for listening as always,
Ray, Shane and Young Adam.


Hi Everyone

Hope all is well out there.

Big exciting news for us here in the last few days with the announcement of the new album by THE SHAKER HYMN, their third full length and first since 2016…my opinion…the most underrated band in the country, Bob loves them , Young Adam loves them, I love them, Shane really likes them as well ……new to you?…here’s a taste from album one “ rascals antique” with the track hunter and the headman

Album one was 2014…

Album 2 was in 2016 “ do you think your clever?” …this is sucking it out from that album

There was a bloody class ep in 2019 “ the shape of the sea” 

Here is “ brother “ from it

The new album is finally coming at the end of the month, cant wait!!!. Seriously, I can’t wait…

Its been a mad few years for the band, one of them nearly died from some evener crazier virus, they tried to record the new album ( this album) in analogue with tenth hand equipment and lost stuff, some of the equipment caught fire, a right cluster f**k…but all are fit and well again thank god, the album is done, some of the analogue stuff survived and is on it…and the new album “ the last concorde” is out at the end of the month…and the lads will play  in store here to launch the new album  on Sat 2nd July @ 2pm…cant wait…THE SHAKER HYMN are  playing the night before also in Coughlans, , still some tickets left for the Coughlans show as i send this…hopefully see some of ye  at one or both shows! Here is the self titled track for the new third album

Right so releases for this friday the 10th of June include…

 KREATOR ,  LITTLE FEAT  , THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G  , ASIA  , RUFUS WAINWRIGHT , VANCE JOY , RICHARD ASHCROFT , ROLLING STONES – singles box 1963 to 1966 + licked live in NYC ROXY MUSIC  , NICK MULVEY , CHASE & STATUS , NENEH CHERRY , DOOBIE BROTHERS , BTS , MAX RICHTER , KISS  , ELTON JOHN , GEORGE EZRA  , WARDRUNA , DEPECHE MODE 12” singles boxset -“ Exciter”, KELLY LEE OWENS , SINEAD O BRIEN , the dream syndicate , SONIC YOUTH , Kula Shaker , Malcolm Middleton , THERAPY? – crooked timber , ANATHEMA , JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR , POKEY LAFARGE , BAD RELIGIONs “ process of belief” DAVID SYLVAIN “ sleepwalkers” cd, THE LIBERTINES “ what a waster” 7” and the NICK CAVE/WARREN ELLIS score “ la panthere des neiges” .

Then we have releases for the 17th June …


RSD DROP 2 is then the 18th of June…i have no further updates on it really as i write…human league and sandie shaw a problem…be early if you want a copy of those…i haven’t got allocations from sony, wea and orchard yet though so ill update when i have them…so a proper update next week,,,looks like a 9am opening for this drop and online from 7pm on sunday the 19th June…

Was at the National on Monday night…very good…I am going into the cork music charity collective SOME RISE SOME FALL tomorrow night in Coughlans …still a few tickets left for the show I think, for a really good cause also.

Right releases of focus this week are for Friday June 24th…Warner have a few bits and pieces of note on the day…ERIC CLAPTON “ nothing but the blues” new one via BMG on a host of formats, cd, dvd, bluray, 2lp and a big boxset thingy, there are also new albums from BELPHEGOR on Nuclear blast , deluxe digi, std cd and lp on that one, new COHEED AND CAMBRIA on Roadrunner “ vaxis II : a window of the waking mind” on cd, lp or indies lp.

Warner also have the brand new REGINA SPEKTOR album, CD ONLY for now…its her 8th studio album and her first in 6 years…talented artist…here is “ becoming all alone” from the album

Madness reissue “ mad not mad” on Salvo records, NIGHTWISH have a triple lp version of “ human II nature” on Nuclear blast, there is a live SEPULTURA album on 2 dvd or on 2lp “ live in sao paulo, lastly from Warner then is CHRISTINE MCVIE “ the solo collection” on cd or lp on Rhino.

Cargo for the 24th june have the new JOAN SHELLEY record via no quarter, on indies white vinyl, std vinyl or CD.

Sony for the 24th of June, and speaking of underrated bands,  have the brand new album from PORCUPINE TREE “ closure continuation” on a nice few formats….there is a cd, deluxe cd boxset, std 2lp version and an indie shop only 2lp version….here is “ herd culling” from the new album from Steven Wilson and bandmates

(342) Porcupine Tree – Herd Culling (Single Edit – Official Visualiser) – YouTube

The Orchard for the 24th of June sees the latest release from Alexisonfire which has a Purple & Magenta Vinyl as well as CD.

Proper for the 24th of June has a few releases of note…there is a new JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW album “ the less i knew” out via Faction records…CD only for now, LP will be later in the year…here is new single “ hurricane” from it…

(342) Hurricane – YouTube

BLACK STONE CHERRY have a live album out via Mascot on cd/bluray or 2lp via Macot, “ live from the royal albert hall y;all!!”

THAT PETROL EMOTION has an expanded version of “ BABBLE” as an indies only double blue lp, DARKTHRONE has a 30th anniversary reissue of “ a blaze in the northern sky” on white lp, the ETIENNE DE CRECY ( which has moved release dates a few times now)  reissue of “ super discount” via Pixadelic is now on june 24th, new CAAMP album also on the 24th june.

Last couple from Proper for the 24th are FLEETWOOD MACs “ madison blues” on secret records, a 3 album limited and numbered edition of live and studio tracks from the period after Peter Green and before Stevie and Lindsey…blue vinyl to boot as well as a 2 cd …there is an issue coming for the first time on vinyl of the lost recordings of WARREN ZEVON “ preludes” …released on cd in 2007, now getting a vinyl print.

INTEGRAL for the 24th June has the KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD audiophile deluxe lp reissues as well as new albums from MARTIN COURTNEY and POLICA.

UNIVERSAL for the 24th June have a new JACK JOHNSON album “ meet the moonlight” via Island ,its his 8th studio album but his first in 5 years…here is the title track from the new album

(342) Jack Johnson “Meet The Moonlight” (Official Video) – YouTube

Mercury Studios present us with PHIL LYNOTT and THIN LIZZY “ Songs for while im away and the boys are back in town live at the Syndey opera house 1978” .
“Songs For While I’m Away, a feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950’s Dublin became Ireland’s Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wild man. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet, the dreamer. Also included in the package is The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978 on DVD and CD. This concert features restored picture and remastered & mixed audio, performed by the lineup of Phil Lynott (bass & vocals), Scott Gorham (guitars & backup vocals), Gary Moore (guitars & backup vocals) & Mark Nauseef (drums). 5 songs performed from the concert have previously never been released and are available for the first time in this package. Available as a bluray dvd/cd format or as a 2 dvd/cd format.”

New SOCCER MOMMY album out via loma vista on the 24th june also “ sometimes forever” and is available as cd. Std lp or indies lp…i like this band…here is “ bones” from the new album

(343) Soccer Mommy – Bones (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Interscope have the vinyl releases of the new MACHINE GUN KELLY album “ mainstream sellout” , std or indies lp, BLUENOTE has CHARLES LLOYD “ TRIOS : CHAPEL” on cd and lp, VERVE have ELLA FITZGERALD at the hollywood bowl : the irving berlin songbook performed live on lp or cd.

Last couple from Uni for the 24th june are the 50th anniversary of MARVIN GAYEs “ whats going on” …this is the 2lp european version….this release has caused some controversy as there were/are 2 versions doing the rounds…an American version mastered by Kevin Gray and a european version ( the impression for a while was there was only the Kevin Gray master on the go)…from what i gather the  EU version is not the Kevin Grey touted version, although the source audio from the EU version is from Kevin Grey’s master, but cut on a different lacquer. I think thats the case with it. 

Last one from Universal for the 24th june is a deluxe edition of the grammy winning album for best newcomer by AROOJ AFTAB “ VULTURE PRINCE” …we have been asked countless times for this record in the last year so great to see a repress on Verve…first Pakistani to win a grammy…here is “ mohabbat” from the album

(343) Arooj Aftab – Mohabbat – YouTube

Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye on a walk further down the road…bring the wallets i suppose just in case like…

Sound, Ray!
Hey everyone! Hope ye’re all doing alright and enjoyed the long weekend just gone. We went to Drimoleague for a night camping. Was a bit soggy unfortunately but a bit of craic all the same.

Going to get stuck into the releases of interest coming soon.
First up, Mr. JACK WHITE is releasing his second album of the year towards the end of July, it’s called ‘Entering Heaven Alive’. All formats we’re getting will be limited. We’ll have the colourdy one as well! Check the link if interested.
The album from April ‘Fear of the Dawn’ is good, so I’m sure this will be worth a listen too.

Second up is another brand new release, this time from EDITORS called ‘EBM’. With the orange version of this it’s ‘fastest fingers first’ as we’ll only be getting a few. Here’s ‘Karma Climb’ from it:
It will be out in September.

3rd, friend of the shop, well, friend of all shops really is TIM BURGESS with his new album called ‘Typical Music’. He was some man for keeping people going on social media through the pandemic. That’s coming in September too.

Then also coming down the road: a new one by PANIC AT THE DISCO, a BEST OF by KEANE (wrote some great songs), new JESCA HOOP, new BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN , MOUNTAIN GOATS and a nice reissue from ELVIS COSTELLO.

That’s all from me this week I think.
Back to you Ray, cheers!

Thanks Shane!!

Right last one for this week is INTEGRAL for the 1st July and there is a reissue of Sligo native PERRY BLAKEs “ CALIFORNIA” album on Moochin about records …20th anniversary version of it in fact…it will be a coloured reissue with a bonus 7”…here is the title track from it

(343) Perry Blake – California – YouTube

New albums also from WARMDUSCHER and GWENNO and a reissue on coloured vinyl of YARD ACT “ dark days” ep also on cassette.

Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam

New One From JESSIE BUCKLEY And BERNARD BUTLER, The YEAH YEAH YEAHS Are Back, BOWIE, More Good Irish Releases And A Classic Rant From Ray!

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well out there.

The music community lost more than one last week…Andrew “ fletch” Fletcher passed on also, another relatively young man at just 60 years of age…one of the founding members of one of the biggest bands on the planet DEPECHE MODE…the band play(ed) a huge part in popular culture…those of you of a certain age may remember their teenage years around Cork with two tribes…the Modeies or the  cureheads…its not like that anymore sher its not, pity really, but the world keeps changing…i really liked both bands, and both bands have stood the test of time, Fletch would not have got the plaudits obviously that Mr Gahan and Mr Gore receive ( or Mr Wilder when he was there) but something tells me he was the glue that kept the band together….40 years at the top of the game, some going..Yes drummer ALAN WHITE passed away also last thursday…rest in peace both.

Just on RSD DROP 2 coming up on Saturday the 18th JUNE..a few little problems with stock…THE HUMAN LEAGUE release is very very tight on stock as is the SANDIE SHAW release…so far they are the only ones i know that we have problems with but ill keep ye posted next week and the week after. Just got word this one is cancelled:
Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers – Super Freak


Right so releases for this Friday the 3rd of June include..


And for the 10th of June we have…

 KREATOR ,  LITTLE FEAT  , THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G  , ASIA  , RUFUS WAINWRIGHT , VANCE JOY , RICHARD ASHCROFT , ROLLING STONES – singles box 1963 to 1966 + licked live in NYC ROXY MUSIC  , NICK MULVEY , CHASE & STATUS , NENEH CHERRY , DOOBIE BROTHERS , BTS , MAX RICHTER , KISS  , ELTON JOHN , GEORGE EZRA  , WARDRUNA , DEPECHE MODE 12” singles boxset -“ Exciter”, KELLY LEE OWENS , SINEAD O BRIEN , the dream syndicate , SONIC YOUTH , Kula Shaker , Malcolm Middleton , THERAPY? – crooked timber , ANATHEMA , JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR , POKEY LAFARGE , BAD RELIGIONs “ process of belief” DAVID SYLVAIN “ sleepwalkers” cd, THE LIBERTINES “ what a waster” 7” and the NICK CAVE/WARREN ELLIS score “ la panthere des neiges” .

So the main week for this week is the 17th june..the day before RSD DROP 2…Warner have a nice few releases on the day…first up is, and more or less to the day since its arrival into the world 50 years ago, BOWIES ziggy stardust reissues on Parlophone…available on two formats, half speed remaster vinyl as well as a picture disc vinyl, Warner have the brand new album from FOALS “ life is yours” on CD, LP and an indies only white vinyl also…FOALS also reissuing “ antidotes” on splattered vinyl…here is “ wake me up” from the new record…bouncy tune

(327) FOALS – Wake Me Up [Official Music Video] – YouTube

BMG has SOULFLY – the soul remains insane -the studio albums as an 8 LP set or 5 CD set, Rhino have a CD remaster of the JONI MITCHELL stone wall classic “ blue”…just CD for now, hopefully the lp reissue will be later in the year, there is a reissue on red coloured vinyl of BRUNO MARS “ unorthodox jukebox” and there is a vinyl release of the newest BRAD MEHLDAU album “ jacobs ladder” on Nonesuch…here Brad and his friends do a fine job on the RUSH song “ tom sawyer” (brilliant album – Shane)

(327) Brad Mehldau – Tom Sawyer (Official Video) – YouTube

Last but not least from WARNER for the 17th June is the vinyl reissue of the CHRISTY MOORE collection…absolutely cracking tunes on this compilation, shortened from the 20 tracks on the CD to 15 to fit the LP…really good compilation.

Sorry i forgot to mention the SUGGS/WELLER 7” OOH DO U FINK U R on BMG…stock limited on this one so if interested mail back…only 3 or 4 left to sell….anyone for the last few choc ices there now.


A really nice one coming our way in the next week or two is the reissue by THE FRAMES of “ for the birds” on vinyl…a cracking good album, cracking. THE FRAMES stuff is hard to come by so delighted we will be getting some copies of this, a good few years ago Music On Vinyl had a reissue of Fitzcarraldo which we had stock of for a good while and Warner had a compilation “ longitude” a good while back now also. But nothing around on LP for ages so delighted this one is on the way. We will have about 20 copies and the price  I’m fairly sure is 25 euro…we dont have a link set up yet,   but if interested give us an aul email back and we will add your name to the list. Thanks very much to THE FRAMES people for being sound out in dealing with us!

Sony for the 17th June have the SUMMER OF SOUL vinyl releases, so there is a 2lp version as well as a limited coloured 1 lp version, Sony also have PRINCE “ the gold experience” cd reissue and lastly there is a new ALANIS MORISSETTE CD “ the other side of stillness” , i dont have a whole pile of info on this one but i think it is a meditation album.

Universal for the 17th of June have a nice few, starting us off via EMI is a record from JESSIE BUCKLEY & BERNARD BUTLER “ for all our days that tear our heart” …this sounds like a beautiful album from what i have heard, JESSIE seems to light up every room she goes into, everybody who works with her has nothing but great things to say including Mr Butler…Jessie a native of Killarney i think…here are the duo and friends on Jools

(330) Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – Footnotes on the Map (Later with Jools Holland) – YouTube

EMI also has QUEEN “ THE PLATINUM COLLECTION” LTD 6LP Coloured boxset…first time on vinyl for this…CD is around a long time….its the 3 greatest hits compilations Queen had…3 great compilations as well, i include the third one in that, some cracking tunes there also…this one is limited out and as i write this we only have one copy of it left to sell….ill ask the rep if there is a chance of a few more but for now just one to sell. 

Uni have a new CD by SIGMA “ hope” on 3 beat and there is a lovely bluenote lp reissue of “ blues walk” by LOU DONALDSON.  This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

VERVE have the next in their acoustic sound series with BILL EVANS TRIO 65 release, Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging. Here is Israel from the album

(330) Israel – YouTube

Lastly Easy Eye Sounds have the new HANK WILLIAMS JR album “ rich white honky blues” on CD or LP.

The business here changed with Covid as a lot of businesses did im sure…we started selling a lot more online , well from where we were a lot more anyway, jan 2020 i think we were only sending about 10 orders a week…so it has improved a lot from there, but the amount of leakage involved is hard for a bricks and mortar traditionalist like mise to get used to…small shops businesses like ourselves would always traditionally have kept things tight, but the more online selling the more leaking money that goes on…and its a double edged sword so i am learning to park it for what it is…few examples…a lad in roscommon buys one record, we make 7 quid on it say, there’s a problem with it, it skips , creased , split whatever…lad wants a new one…this happens on shop floor , no cost involved…so doesn’t cost a thought…online though we have to get it back, costs us 6.50 to do that, we have to resend new copy , costs us 7.25 to do that ( courier and packaging) so our 7 quid profit is now 7 quid in the negative as well as time involved to sort it and we now have a record we need to try claim from the record company ( ball of work basically for a negative outcome, and the courier the only winner) …small example that but a regular enough one…overseas orders are hardly worthwhile…the courier will only insure 15 euro per kg outside of Ireland…sent a record to greece a few months ago…cost the shop 58 quid for the record, the courier lost it …got claim ( 14 weeks later) back of 15 euro!…negative of 43 quid…had a problem with a usa order, creased sleeves…gave him the records 5 of them for free in the end and we paid the postage also…negative of 130 quid…( getting them back and resending them would have cost more, so he got them free gratis, he could have know well what he was at, sher what can i do, park it, move on) had a problem with Stripe lately ( more detail in the future hopefully) cost the shop 300 quid, yep 300 quid…lot of records to be sold to get that back. This is not a poor me thing, im very aware that if we shut the website overnight our sales would fall 40 to maybe even 60% , we may struggle to survive…a lot of folk would use the site as a guide and buy in the shop so it is so necessary to have the site but it aint all wine and roses. When we started the site i think there was less than 1 in 4 Irish retailers online, when we got a revamp during covid it was still only at 30% …reason…its bloody a ball of work and for small shops to keep on top of it , you need to be constantly at it…we have a bit of a system now and it works okay but there is a lot of leakage involved, much more than when we were in store only, but flip side of the coin is that we have more sales also…the online game is skewed towards the big corporations because of whats involved…but if online you have to take the good with the not so good and park the leakage for what it is and try do your best with it ( 30 years of shop floor interactions with little leakage to 2 years of decent online trade with a lot of leakage, hard for an aul fella to adjust and park it) …right park this now i think, i know a few of ye enjoy when i do be giving out, hope you enjoyed that Lorraine!

Sidetrack city there sorry…THE ORCHARD for the 17th June sees the reissue of The Waterboys ‘An Appointment with Mr Yeats’, originally released in 2011. CD for now with Ltd. Green Vinyl to follow in December. They also have a 10th Anniversary Edition of Five Finger Death Punch ‘American Capitalist’ on Ltd. Gold Vinyl .

Proper for the 17th June have the new NICK CAVE release “ seven psalms” on lp only via bad seed ltd. Seven psalms or small sacred songs written during lockdown…here is a trailer for the release


THE ALARM reissue “ omega” on splattered vinyl, Ear music has ROBBEN FORD & PAUL PERSONNE “ lost in paris blues band” 

Lastly Wienerworld has RZA new album “ bobby digital vs RZA” on LP only

There is a new JOHN NEVILLE due for release on the 18th june also, we will hopefully have more info on that next week… last album is in stock in the shop now or here online also..

Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he runs through down the line stuff…

Sound, Ray!
Howdy everyone! Hope yere all well. A good few ‘coming soon’ ones today again, hope the wallets are surviving!

First up this week is an exciting irish release from KEELEY, ‘Drawn to the Flame’. It’s just on CD for now. 7 new tracks, coming out July 1st. Dream pop rocky sound. There was a bit of interest in the shop in their last EP. Here’s a track from that EP that they released around this time last year:

Next up is a big one, the YEAH YEAH YEAHS have just announced a brand new album called ‘Cool it Down’. Their first in nearly 10 years I think. We will have two colour variants, yellow and splatter, both are limited. Good band, Karen O is a great frontwoman.

Also coming soon, the BEASTIE BOYS are releasing a 4 LP expanded box set of ‘Check Your Head’ halfway through July, JAMES BAY is putting out a new album and there will be a deluxe coloured reissue by THE WALKMEN of ‘You and Me’.

Mr. PAUL WELLER is reissuing his album ’22 dreams’, also in July. I don’t know the album to be honest, must chat to Adam about it, I’m sure he’ll fill me in, he’s a Weller-head.

BETH ORTON has a brand new one coming in September ‘Weather Alive’, we will have a few formats of it.

And finally, there are reissues by ECHO AND THE BUNNYMENSUEDE and another one of Adam’s favs OCEAN COLOUR SCENE.
Oh and a compilation of 80s DANCE CLASSICS which has a good tracklist.

Here’s the lads’ latest video from Youtube.

I think that’s everything from me this week.

Back to you Ray, so, cheers!


Thanks Shane!!

Right so Integral for the 17th June have the release of THE SMILE album from the Radiohead boys and the SONS OF KEMET boy…sneaky listening to it a bit…sounds really good…here is “ free in the knowledge” from the record

(330) The Smile – Free in the Knowledge – YouTube

Integral also for the 17th June have reissues from BLOCKHEAD, CABARET VOLTAIRE and PERFUME GENIUS as well as new albums from LYKKE LI and BANGS & TALBOT.

Integral then for the 24th june has the KING GIZZARD DELUXE Vinyl reissues off “ im in your mind :audiophile edition”, paper mache dream ballon : instrumentals edition” and “ quarters : audiophile edition” via Heavenly, these have been out of print for a while now .

MARTIN Courtney ( no relation of Tom) singer from Real estate , ( Martin, not Tom…unless Tom played the drums for a while) releases his second solo album on Domino “ magic sign” …indies only vinyl available with this one…MY BLOODY VALENTINE reissue debut lp  “ isnt anything” on Domino …includes art prints and download code and is a fully analogue release.

There is a new POLICA album out on the 24th june also and check out this one folks…an album called “ living isnt easy” from the ROBOCOBRA QUARTET , a collective from the north of our isle…here is a track called “ wellness” …man i like this…groovy clever song…

ALBUM out on the 24th june via first taste records..there is an indies only version available…i really like this…second listen

Hi all!! Adam here making my DAYBOO on the newsletter! We received our shipment of the God Save The Queen 7” today (Don’t get too excited, they’re sold out). The single was released in 1977 and is getting a reissue, we got ten copies with numbers 1956 and 1970-1979… Those of you good at maths will notice thats 11… We were left out number 1977, someone obviously snatched it at the shipping plant when they saw it, fairly annoyed here doing the stock but we’ll struggle on. Anyhoo thats my little bit…

Anyways, sin e for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam

RIP To An Icon, New LIAM GALLGHER And SUEDE, A BIGGIE Box Set, STONES Box Set, RSD Drop 2 Update And Another Good Irish Release

Hi all,

Hope all is well.

Only one place to start unfortunately this week.

Cork has lost an icon, in a musical sense apart from probably Rory , Cathal was at the top of the tree, hugely respected by his fans and his peers…a musical icon.

I was shocked and really saddened Monday when I heard of Cathal Coughlans untimely passing…it has hardly left me since, like it would with someone you know well ( i never even met him, had a bit of interaction on twitter here and there but never met him)…I hadn’t  a clue he was unwell. Never met the man but was a fan of the man…savage lyricist in both senses of the Cork word, sharp, intelligent, caustic even… some singer and composer…ah sher an awful loss. Second last musical project was Cathals solo album “ songs of co aklan” and its a fine record ( followed up with the TELEFIS project only released a few months ago…more quality)…came out in the middle of the shit show no instores or anything like that, but i really felt  Cathal would be the type of man who would say  “ yeah, no problem ill play a few songs for ye”…id say there was no bullshit with him, id say he didn’t suffer plonkers gladly, there seemed to be an innate kindness to him…an amazing man i would suggest…listened to a long interview last night he done with Swimmers Jackson only a year ago…( you will find it on the twitter machine thingy under Swimmers Jackson) not a peep he was unwell, not a peep of feeling sorry for himself…not a peep of it…intelligent, thoughtful , all about the muse interview…quality tip to toe.

The MICRODISNEY show in Cypress Avenue in feb 2019 holds an even more special place now ( i spent a little bit of time that night with a great Cork record seller Richard Meeney who was very unwell himself at the time, he managed to last a good part of the gig even though his health was really against him…but he told he me he wouldn’t miss Cathal for the world…ah lads rest in peace) …condolences to Cathals family and friends…terrible in peace Cathal.

Heres a taste of his genius

Right so releases for this friday the 27th of May include…

LIAM GALLAGHER + live companion album “down by the river thames” (we have gotten some Liam Gallagher tote bags to go to the first 15 names for his new album)
ARETHA FRANKLINs “ amazing grace” , DECAPITATED “ cancer culture” , SLADE cd reissues,  SPARKS , Michael Schenker Group , STEELEYE SPAN “good times of old England 1972 to 1983” ,  SEX PISTOLS “ original recordings” , DEF LEPPARD “ diamond star halos”  , KANYE WEST , NIRVANA “ nevermind” 8lp boxset , ABBA , DAFT PUNK TRON reissues “ legacy” and “ reconfigured” ,  THE CRANBERRIES “ stars ( the best of 92 to 2002) , WALLIS BIRD ,  WILL YOUNG , DOJA CAT “ planet her” ,  The Jesus and Mary Chain ‘Live At Barrowland’  , Bruce Hornsby , DOLLY PARTON ,SUN RA reissue “ ra to the rescue” , THE FALL compilation “ the classical” , SOUL JAZZ presents “ studio women volume 2”.

Then for the 3rd of June we have …


Main week for this week is the 10th of June, Warner have the brand new album from KREATOR “ hate uber alles” on Nuclear Blast …available as cd, a deluxe cd, and three vinyl formats…all three limited edition trifolds..std double, crystal clear indies double and picture disc.

There is a nice LITTLE FEAT release on Rhino/Warner “ electrif lycanthrope : live at ultra sonic studios 1974” …2lp or cd available on that one.

Its the 25th anniversary of THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G “ life after death” album …(would have been biggies 50th birthday this past week)…and it is getting an 8LP DELUXE boxset reissue..more info in the link.

BMG are putting out ASIA in ASIA on the 10th June , live from the Budokan in Tokyo and its on CD, 2LP or deluxe boxset, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT does Judy at capitol studios on cd only for now, there is a new VANCE JOY album “ in our sweet time” on Atlantic on cd or lp…lastly via Warner we have a 7” of RICHARD ASHCROFTs “ cmon people , were making it now” dont stop mix featuring LIAM GALLAGHER.

UNIVERSAL for the 10th of June have some ROLLING STONES releases…firstly there is “ the singles box 1963 to 1966” volume 1, which has eighteen 7” singles via UMC…this is a limited set.

Then there also is “ licked live in NYC” on Mercury studios….this is available on a host of physical formats, 2CD, DVD/2CD, SDBD/2CD, STD BLK 3LP and lastly a limited WHITE 3LP for indie shops only…digital audio is included with the vinyl it says.

UMC also has the next two ROXY MUSIC half speed reissues with manifesto and siren , there is a new NICK MULVEY album “ new mythology” including indies vinyl with Fiction, brand new CHASE & STATUS album, NENEH CHERRY “ the versions” on EMI, new DOOBIE BROTHERS album “ liberte” on vinyl only it seems, new CARRIE UNDERWOOD CD “ denim and rhinestones” , new BTS compilation album on Interscope “ proof” and a new MAX RICHTER “ the new four seasons, vivaldi recomposed” on cd or lp on Deutsche grammophon.

There is a KISS official bootleg release off the soundboard live at Donington 1996 limited 3 lp or 2 cd on UMC and lastly on UMC is a deluxe reissue of ELTON JOHNs fourth album “ madman across the water” as a limited 4lp ( one press), ltd 3cd/bluray, 2cd and also an indie shop and D2C blue and white vinyl version…its 50 years old the album.

Sony for the 10th of June have the new GEORGE EZRA album “ goldrush kid”  on cd, black vinyl or indies only blue vinyl, they also have the new WARDRUNA album on CD or LP and lastly the next in the DEPECHE MODE 12” singles boxsets….this time its “ Exciter”.

REPUBLIC OF MUSIC for the 10th of June have the new album by KELLY LEE OWENS “ LP8” on cd and indies clear vinyl as well as SINEAD O BRIENs album “ time bend and break the bower” on cd and indies lp via chess club records..Sinead  is one of our own and very talented…here is Sinead on JOOLS HOLLAND performing “ holy country”

(315) Sinead O’Brien – Holy Country (Later with Jools Holland) – YouTube

Cargo for the 10th june have a new album by the dream syndicate – ultraviolet battle hymns and true confessions via fire records…available as a cd, lp or an indie shop only violet coloured vinyl…SONIC YOUTH also reissue “ sister” on Goofin via Cargo.

Jumping quickly to RSD DROP 2 once again for june 18th…THE ORCHARD have a few additions and i think ( maybe) that addons can be taken as well…if wishlisted any of these already then no need to email again….but if you want anything new or you want to add on something then please email back by the weekend…..ill run through them quickly here

Altered ImagesThe Return of The Teenage PopStar / Picture Disc
Night BeatsValentine Sessions
Billy BraggLife’s A Riot With Spy vs Spy
Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane Live at The Monterey International Pop Festival
Linda HooverI Mean To Shine
Rationals, TheThe Rationals
SweetPlatinum Rare VOL 2
Warrior SoulOdds & Ends

Right also just got news that we will have 8 or 9 LIAM GALLAGHER tote bags to be given away with the album…so buy the new album ( any format…we be inclusive like!) to be in with a chance of winning a nice tote…buy it from the site or commit to a copy on email…comp open until thursday the 2nd june…winners picked “ live” hopefully then in dvideo after that either friday or saturday.

The Orchard for the 10th June have the new Kula Shaker album on CD with the Vinyl to follow on 29th July, Malcolm Middleton LP on limited coloured vinyl, the Orchard also have the next THERAPY? Cd reissue with “ crooked timber” extended version on 2cds.

Proper for the 10th of June have ANATHEMA live album on Peaceville “ a vision of dying” on vinyl ( for the first time) or cd/dvd, a live JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR on cd/dvd or cd/bluray , POKEY LAFARGE coloured vinyl reissue of “ in the blossom of their shade” and on Epitaph 20th anniversary on coloured vinyl of BAD RELIGIONs “ process of belief”.

Going to hand ye over to Shane now who will take ye down some further down the road releases etc..

Cheers Ray!
Howdy everyone! Hope all is ok with ye.

Sad about Cathal Coughlan. The Telefís record is really good. RIP.

I’m going to fly through the releases today as there’s a fair bit and I’m a bit behind.

First up is the new KENDRICK LAMAR album coming at the start of June ‘Mr Morale and the Big Steppers’. Only on CD for now.
PORCUPINE TREE have a release coming a couple of weeks after Kendrick.

SUEDE have a brand new one, out on September 16th, called ‘Autofiction’. We will have the limited grey vinyl here

Also coming around the corner, KING GIZZARD are reissuing some earlier albums as audiophile editions, BLANCMANGE have a new one called ‘Private View’ – the orange vinyl of that is very limited, we’re only getting a few copies. 
ALICE BOMAN has a new album coming in October and DANIEL AVERY has one coming in November.

Finally, SLIPKNOT are reissuing their 4th album this time ‘All Hope is Gone‘ on orange vinyl.
AMANDA SHIRES has a new release coming, WHISKEY MYERS, and there is a ROCK BALLADS compilation out on the 1st of July.

That’s all from me this week I think. Back to you Ray, sound!

Thanks Shane!

Right Integral for the 10th of June have the DAVID SYLVAIN “ sleepwalkers” cd, THE LIBERTINES “ what a waster” 7” and the NICK CAVE/WARREN ELLIS score “ la panthere des neiges” .


Integral then for the 17th of June have a biggie with the release of THE SMILE album “ a light for attracting attention” is out via XL recordings.

“The 13-track album was produced and mixed by Nigel

Godrich and mastered by Bob Ludwig. Tracks feature

strings by the London Contemporary Orchestra and a

full brass section of contemporary UK jazz players

including Byron Wallen, Theon and Nathaniel Cross,

Chelsea Carmichael, Robert Stillman and Jason


The band, comprising Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and

Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner,

have previously released the singles ‘You Will Never

Work In Television Again’, ‘The Smoke’ and ‘Skrting

On The Surface’ to critical acclaim.

The Smile’s ‘Pana-vision’ appeared in the finale of

‘Peaky Blinders’.

Single ‘Free In The Knowledge’ was first performed by

Thom Yorke as part of the Letters Live event at

London’s Royal Albert Hall, in December 2021, the first

time Thom had performed since the pandemic began.

Introducing the song, he dedicated it to all fellow UK


Artwork by Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke.

CD in gatefold with 16-page booklet containing lyrics.

Available to independent retailers on yellow double

vinyl with printed inner bags containing lyrics.

Gatefold double album on black vinyl with printed

Inner bags containing lyrics.”

Unfortunately we were allocated on the vinyl formats  and the yellow variant is sold out ( ill try for a few more but really unlikely)…we still have the black version and the cd for sale!
Lads are really impressed with this album…i havent heard any of it except this one…( just now)

(315) The Smile – We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings – YouTube

Integral also for the 17th of June have some reissues on coloured vinyl by CABARET VOLTAIRE on Mute and BLOCKHEAD on Ninja tune, Christopher BANKS & Mick TALBOT celebrate the mod club jazz sounds with “ back to business” on Acid Jazz records.

Integral also have new albums by LYKKE LI “ EYEYE” on Pias…lp not till December and a new project /album from PERFUME GENIUS on Matador.

Sin e really for this week folks

Raise a glass or more importantly listen to some CATHAL COUGHLAN, MICRODISNEY or FATIMA MANSIONS music over the next few days and toast the one of a kind Cathal Coughlan.

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam.

RSD Drop 2 – Last Chance For UNI Wishlists, Limited PAUL BUCHANAN, PRINCE And AMY Live, ASH Splatter, New NUTINI And HUDSON TAYLOR

 How d EveryoneHope all is well !Couple of points of note to start with…addition ( well i think its an addition) to RSD DROP 2 is Ray Charles-  Genius loves company vinyl @ 33 quid…wishlist by tomorrow please!…RSD drop 2 is Saturday the 18th June.I forgot to mention it to Shane, but there’s a lovely reissue of PAUL BUCHANAN “ mid air” 10th anniversary 2 lp reissue on Newsroom records..2 x 12″ release on 180 gram heavyweight Vinyl plus 20 page lyric booklet….there are only 1000 copies of these available to retail so you know the drill if interested.Don’t forget the JUST MUSTARD competition also…be in with a chance of a signed print or tickets for the show in Cypress Avenue by asking/ordering the album from us. Right so releases in the siopa for this Friday the 20th of May include…( apologies for all the release date changes as well by the way, we have no control over them, i know it can be frustrating…Mic Christopher live at the lobby now June 24th, got word a few days back…sorry)

Next up is releases for the 27th May which include …LIAM GALLAGHER + live companion album “down by the river thames” 
ARETHA FRANKLINs “ amazing grace” , DECAPITATED “ cancer culture” , SLADE cd reissues,  SPARKS , Michael Schenker Group , STEELEYE SPAN “good times of old England 1972 to 1983” ,  SEX PISTOLS “ original recordings” , DEF LEPPARD “ diamond star halos”  , KANYE WEST , NIRVANA “ nevermind” 8lp boxset , ABBA , DAFT PUNK TRON reissues “ legacy” and “ reconfigured” ,  THE CRANBERRIES “ stars ( the best of 92 to 2002) , WALLIS BIRD ,  WILL YOUNG , DOJA CAT “ planet her” ,  The Jesus and Mary Chain ‘Live At Barrowland’  , Bruce Hornsby , DOLLY PARTON ,SUN RA reissue “ ra to the rescue” , THE FALL compilation “ the classical” , SOUL JAZZ presents “ studio women volume 2”.
Main part of this week’s newsletter is for releases on the 3rd June which is calm enough, , Warner for the 3rd June have the next in the SLIPKNOT reissue series with “ vol 3 – the subliminal verses” double lp pressed on violet coloured vinyl via Roadrunner,  Rick Rubin produced. (I remember buying this on CD from you Ray the week it came out in Carrigaline 2004! – Shane)BMG have the 30th anniversary 12” single reissue of dancefloor favourite SNAP “ rhythm is a dancer” ( those of us of a certain age have just had a flashback…go on admit it) …its on yellow coloured vinyl…dont take my word for that, it doesnt say its yellow but it looks yellow, but im colour blind so don’t take my word for it.

WHITESNAKE release the cd/bluray version of their greatest hits remixed also on the 3rd June during Rhino ( pure).Sony for the 3rd June have the PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION 1985 SYRACUSE LIVE album as a 2cd/bluray or as a triple lp.Universal for the 3rd june have AMY WINEHOUSE live at glastonbury as a limited 3lp set…first time on vinyl, there is a YOU ME AT SIX 10th anniversary edition of “ sinners never sleep” as a ltd 3 lp, Craft recordings have Don Davis THE MATRIX complete edition as a limited 3lp set, UMC have a jazz compilation entitled THE JAZZ ALBUM, Island have the new POST MALONE CD  ( lp later in the year)its called twelve carat toothache, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND have a new CD “ i am the fantasy : i, crescent” …four cds due from the them in the next few months…vinyl versions to follow later in the year…and lastly from Universal for the 3rd of June is a kind of lost recording from FRANK SINATRA “ watertown” …will be available on CD and LP…LP is fierce expensive and i’m not sure why ( i didn’t look hugely into it either like!)  The Orchard for the 3rd june has the brand new album from talented duo HUDSON TAYLOR “searching for the answers” on CD and LP via Rubyworks.There is a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE live album at the Palladium on a host of formats and colours and there is a brand new Mary Gauthier album also.Proper for the 3rd June has a new CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE album on Alligator records “ mississippi son” on CD or Blue indies vinyl, new album also from FANTASTIC NEGRITO on storefront records “ white jesus, black problems” on CD or indies only tan coloured vinyl…a few reissues on Peaceville also with CANDLEMASS “ epicus, doomicus, metallicus” on 3 LP anniversary edition , MY DYING BRIDE live album “ for darkest eyes” as a cd/dvd or on vinyl for the very first time and lastly on Peaceville is the lp reissue of ANATHEMA “ the silent enigma”, first timer also on vinyl i think. I ambled in to see PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCAST last night in CYPRESS AVENUE…really enjoyable gig ( bit to much chatter going on at times but sher what can you do) …the band were excellent though, savage good musicians…9 of them on stage at various points, playing all sorts of instruments and making all kinds of sounds.…excellent stuff it was. SILVERBACKS were support and i was mad to get in to see them but they were just finishing when i arrived ( work and family and time sometimes don’t allow things to happen) INTEGRAL for the 3rd June have brand new albums by ANGEL OLSENDRIVE BY TRUCKERS and JONNY GREENWOOD as well as a reissue by THE KILLS .Going to hand you over to Shane now who will take you through further down the road releases and announcements…

Cheers Ray! How’s it going everyone, hope ye’re all well. Lots of releases once again this week to get through. It’s great to have so much choice and things to look forward to in music, keeps us all going!
Can be a bit mean on the wallet though!

First up is the 40th anniversary edition of MJ’s ‘Thriller’. Out in November on 2 CD and 2 LP. Biggest selling album of all time? He was some talent. Sad about the other stuff though.

Second is definitely one to look forward to, Paolo Nutini is releasing a brand new album in July, called ‘Last Night in the Bittersweet’. We like him in the shop. Interesting artist and this one sounds interesting:

“‘Last Night In The Bittersweet’ is a 70-minute epic that spans the distance from classic rock to post-punk to hypnotic Krautrock, in the process proving its value as his deepest, most varied, most accomplished, and ultimately most rewarding set so far. The insistent Motorik rhythms of new single ‘Lose It’ brings shades of early ‘70s German bands like Can and Neu!, and are a product of Paolo writing increasingly on bass guitar. At the other end of the spectrum, ‘Through The Echoes’ is a timeless classic in the lineage of Ben E. King and Otis Redding, with Nutini’s vocal delivery reminding us why he got snapped up by Atlantic in the first place.”

Third is another favourite of the shop’s ASH. They are reissuing their debut 1977 on cool splattered vinyl (see above), also in July. Great band!

And in September, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE have a brand new one, ‘Asphalt Meadows’, we will have the indies pink version of that!

Also coming around the corner YUNGBLUD‘s new album, a new one from THE DREAM SYNDICATE, YARD ACT are reissuing their ‘Dark Days EP’ on limited silver vinyl and even more limited cassette,
a MADNESS reissue, anniversary reissue from SHAKESPEARS SISTER and finally a new release from FAYE WEBSTER coming in October.

Adam and Ray are back with another vidjo!

That’s all from me this week.. Back to you Ray, sound!

Thanks Shane!! Right so Integral then for the 10th June have (and unfortunately this one is sold out on vinyl) DAVID SYVLAIN “ sleepwalkers” revised and remastered version on Groenland records…we were only allocated a few vinyl and lads had asked for it before i even knew about it…vinyl gone for everyone else sorry…but there is a CD version also …which includes an unreleased track.Here is “ world citizen…” with Ryuichi Sakamoto(301) David Sylvian ~ World Citizen (I won’t be dissapointed) – YouTube

Invada records have the NICK CAVE/WARREN ELLIS score to “ la panthere des nalges” on CD, picture disc vinyl and white vinyl version…vinyl include download codes.I keep asking why the download codes seem to be becoming less of a thing, but i can’t really say why that is because i simply don’t know…ill keep asking folks!New YANN TIERSEN album out via Mute on 10th June…well cd is june 10..lp is sept 30th… Nearly all the record companies took our orders for RSD 2 on June 18th back along in March except Universal so we have to place our order for uni rsd 2 titles by close of business tomorrow…if you wishlisted already for these than all good, they would have been noted but if you want to wishlist for any of these then please do it by tomorrow…here is a quick run through the titles for uni rsd 2 on june 18th. Brian TylerThe Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift – Original ScoreConcord2xLPCollective SoulDisciplined BreakdownConcordLPCrassBig A Little A / You’re Already DeadVirgin12″Creedence Clearwater RevivalLive At The Albert HallConcord7″Flash & The DynamicsThe New York SoundConcordLPHuman League Unlimited OrchestraLove and DancingUMCLPJamie TKeying LamborghinisPolydor10″John WilliamsThe Cowboys – Original SoundtrackConcord2xLPMaccabeesColour It InUMCLPMarco BeltramiMimic – Original SoundtrackConcordLPPaul McCartneyWomen and WivesEMI12″Peter GabrielLive BloodVirgin3LPSandie ShawHand In Glove (w/The Smiths)UMC12″The WhoIts Hard – 40th Anniversary EditionUMC2LP colouredVarious ArtistsGo Ahead Punk…Make My DayConcordLP A bit more info on these titles can be found on the site…sound!! Sin e really for this week folksThanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and Young Adam

JUST MUSTARD Tickets And Signed Print Comp, New YE VAGABONDS, LIAM GALLAGHER, WALLIS BIRD, Lots Of Limited Stuff, And News Re The Bob Man!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well out there.

We would like to thank Rowan for a really special instore last Saturday, they were just super.

Other news is d’video is worth a gawk this evening as we have the draw for the Fontaines DC test press and signed prints “ live” in d’video. For non Cork folk, gawk may have one meaning, if it has a meaning at all? Gawk is to look at something or maybe look too long at something “ what are you gawking at boy? But in Cork it also means…well… to vomit…only Cork i know…I have no idea where that came from…do I delete?…maybe i should have just said “have a sconsee at the video”  Anyways, the video is worth a look tonight” live “.

Other news , i mentioned quickly last week that the new JUST MUSTARD record is out via Partisan on the 27th May “ hearts under” and we have 18 signed prints to give away with any pre orders or orders week one of the release…they are lovely…fine Irish band also …here is “ still” from the new record

So as well as the signed prints , our friends in Cypress avenue are throwing in 2 tickets for one lucky person for the JUST MUSTARD show in Cypress on the 8th of June… to enter preorder the album with us or buy it the  week of release…print hopefully and chance of two tickets for the show also.

Right so lets move onto releases in the siopa for this friday the 13th May…just before, ROLLING BLACKOUTS album is now May 20th, and we were short shipped on the new Arcade Fire CD so these have not landed yet…should be by Friday though…right back to this friday the 13th anyway with new ones from ….


Also then the releases for the 20th May and there are a nice few… JUST MUSTARD , ART BLAKEYs JAZZ MESSENGERS with THELONIUS MONK , COLTRANEs “ my favourite things” , TONY ALLEN , SEPTIC FLESH ,  WEEZER EP , WHITESNAKE greatest hits ,  VAN MORRISON , THE POLICE , ANDREW BIRD , MELODY GARDOT & PHILLIPE POWELL , MOBY , NORAH JONES “ come away with me” , JOHN MELLENCAMP , BROTHER JACK MCDUFF , RONNIE FOSTER , JACK SAVORETTI , HARRY STYLES album “ harry’s house” ,  THE CLASH album “ combat rock” ( peoples hall special edition)(green version there too now) , THE CLASH and RANKING ROGER “ rock the casbah” ,  OZZY OSBOURNEs “ black rain” ,  THE LEMONHEADS , THERAPY , STEVE VAI , JOHN MAYALL , Black Crowes ,  MAVIS STAPLES/LEVON HELM , SOAKPORRIDGE RADIO and BEACH HOUSE.

Main week for us this week is the 27th May…Warner first up and they have the new LIAM GALLAGHER album , “ c’mon you know” via Warner music UK, available as CD, deluxe cd with bonus tracks, std lp and indies only coloured lp…here is “ better days” off the album

A really nice live companion album coming out on the same day as the new studio album is the “ down by the river thames” live album from lockdown…dec 5th 2020 i think…meant to be a really good show, fine track listing also…lovely orange vinyl 2lp and a really nice price on the CD…the boys are at it nearly 30 years now, 94 for the debut album wasnt it. Young Adam is a big fan of the Liam boy, I was telling him Mark Lanegan wasn’t as big a fan!

Warner via Rhino Atlantic have a reissue on white vinyl of ARETHA FRANKLINs “ amazing grace” , Nuclear Blast have the brand new album from Polish metallers DECAPITATED “ cancer culture” on cd, lp and indies only LP, there are some SLADE cd reissues, some more SPARKS vinyl reissues “ the seduction of ingrid bergmann” and “ exotic creatures of the deep”.

ATOMIC FIRE are putting out the new MSG (Michael Schenker Group) album “ universal” on CD, deluxe CD and three different coloured vinyl variants also…lastly via Warner is a lovely looking CD boxset of STEELEYE SPAN “good times of old England 1972 to 1983” across 12 CDs.

UNIVERSAL for the 27th May have SEX PISTOLS “ original recordings” via umc on cd, std lp and ltd yellow lp…For the first time in over 20 years, 20 of the Sex Pistol’s recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together to tell the story of one of the world’s most influential and extraordinary bands. The tracks here cover the entire initial period of the band’s recording career – from Anarchy in The UK, through Never Mind The Bollocks to the post John Lydon Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle soundtrack featuring early demos, cover versions and more. The compilation is completed by some essential B- sides – I Wanna Be Me (the flipside of Anarchy…), ‘Satellite’ (the b-side of  ‘Holidays In The Sun’) and Did You No Wrong (from ‘God Save The Queen’).  The 1CD features a black and white photo of the band with colour logo, packaged in a jewel case. The 2LP black vinyl edition features a black and white photo of the band with colour logo, packaged in gatefold sleeve. The limited edition 2LP transparent yellow coloured vinyl is an online + Indies exclusive, with a black sleeve and colour logo, and packaged in a gatefold sleeve.  

Universal again via UMC have the brand new 12th studio album from DEF LEPPARD “ diamond star halos” on CD, LTD 2LP CLEAR VINYL. LTD 1 CD DELUXE.

KANYE WESTs new vinyl release “ donda” is out on the 24th of June, but the rep needs numbers this week to manage allocations…anyone interested out there?

The NIRVANA “ nevermind” 8lp boxset is finally to land on the 27th May also …30 years, well 31now!! 

the Nevermind 8LP Super Deluxe contains 8 180-gram LPs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes and 4 concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for “Endless, Nameless” with B-sides “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm,” and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. 

Among the previously unreleased material are remastered recordings four of complete live shows that document Nirvana’s historic ascension on the concert stage – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (recorded and filmed on November 25, 1991 at the famed club Paradiso); Live in Del Mar, California (recorded on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (recorded February 1, 1992 at The Palace in St. Kilda); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on February 19, 1992).

There is ABBA studio album boxsets on both CD and LP ..10 in each box…DAFT PUNK have the TRON reissues “ legacy” and “ reconfigured” as well as a release of the soundtrack by Various artists.

UMC also reissue THE CRANBERRIES “ stars ( the best of 92 to 2002) .

Lastly but not leastly Irish musician WALLIS BIRD releases her new album “ hands” via Mount Silver records on CD and 2LP…here is a cracking little song from the new record…” whats wrong with changing?”

Sony so for the 27th of May have a WILL YOUNG best of deluxe CD and vinyl as well as DOJA CAT “ planet her” vinyl release.

The Orchard this week  for the 27th of May  sees the release of The Jesus and Mary Chain ‘Live At Barrowland’ album with Very Limited Vinyl, Dehd on Fat Possum with a Ltd. Lipstick Vinyl and Bruce Hornsby‘s new album ‘Flicted’ with Duckie Yellow Vinyl.   the  Moving Hearts ‘Live In Dublin’ / Yellow & Red Vinyl / 2LP has been moved to 10th June, it was supposed to be the 27th May also.

Bit of news for ye re the Bob Man…he got himself a nice job in London town working for Warner Music based in Kensington ….the boy done really really well…200 applications for the job , an assessment interview knocked it down to 50 folks…then 20, then 10, then 4, then 2…then Bobby…well done kid!! Speaks for itself really doesn’t it…his role is in Global Catalog i believe and he will be involved heavily involved with anniversary reissues…so your favourite album via Warner needs a reissue, Bobs your man! Well you know, big team there, he is loving it so far anyway, no better buachill…i think he will also be honing his skills of the dark arts in his role,  streaming, playlists, placements and all that stuff i know nathing about. He might give us an update someday himself anyways but for now i’m sure you will all join me in saying Well done Bobs.

Proper for the 27th of May finally have the vinyl release of the new DOLLY PARTON album “ run rose run” , there are some GOV’T MULE reissues via Provogue on the 27th may also…live tribute/cover of the ROLLING STONES by the MULE …” stoned side of the mule” coloured vinyl reissue and actually out for the first time on CD! Also the MULE do PINK FLOYD in “ dark side of the mule” this lp only but a glow in the dark LP…both are great.

Proper also has a SUN RA reissue “ ra to the rescue” on translucent green vinyl and lastly via Proper is a reissue on red vinyl this time of THE FALL compilation “ the classical”.

Going to hand you over to the Shane boy fresh back ( or maybe not so fresh !) from the TOOL gig in Dublin at the weekend as he will take you through further down the road announcements etc…

Sound Ray! How’s it going everyone? Hope the week is going well for ye.
Yep, back from Dublin and the Tool concert in the Point. Was class. Last time they were in Ireland was 2006. Every member was in great form and they played for over 2 hours. Great to see them!

Also, Ray, Adam and I echo what you said about Bob, well done buddy!

For the upcoming releases this week, there’s a good few.

First up, a sweet one to have, QUEEN’s ‘Platinum Collection’ is coming out as a 6 LP coloured vinyl box set. I remember my Dad had this on CD and I used to borrow it a fair bit years ago. All 3 of their ‘best of’ collections in one set. It’s out on June 17th. Numbers are limited on it, so be quick if interested.

Secondly, there is an even more limited Suggs and Weller 7 Inch with motown inspired tunes on it. Fastest finger first on it so best to order here at the link if interested.

One of Bobby’s favourites JULIA JACKLIN is releasing a brand new album ‘Pre Pleasure’ in August. Her third I think. Should be good. We’ll have a few formats (white and red coloured vinyl)!

Also, one of my favourites, black midi are releasing their third album ‘Hellfire’ in July. There will be a free collectable Flexi disc with the first 10 pre-orders we get for that and we will have the limited clear red vinyl of it. Great band, a bit bizarre but exciting in my opinion.
Here’s the quality first single from it:

Another few of interest coming around the corner: a Sex Pistols 7 inch, a DIRE STRAITS reissue set, a new BTS release, a new AFGHAN WHIGS album, new Drive-by Truckers and a rake of formats for ERIC CLAPTON’s ‘Nothing But the Blues’.

That’s all I think from me this week, back to you now Ray, cheers!

Thanks Shane!

INTEGRAL for the 27th May have the aforementioned JUST MUSTARD album with signed print ( most likely) and a chance of tickets for the show in Cypress Avenue ( less likely) as well as SOUL JAZZ presents “ studio women volume 2”.

Integral for the 3rd June have a few nice ones…first up is the new Angel Olsen album “ big time” on Jagjaguwar…we were allocated 10 copies of the pink vinyl…5 sold. 5 left, also available on blk vinyl and cd. A hugely personal album from Angel with themes of loss and grief and love throughout. Angel  outed to her parents at the age of 34 about her sexuality and harrowingly 3 days later her father passed away, and some weeks later her mother passed away also…harrowing once but so quickly twice is completely devastating…here is “ all the good times” from the new record

(293) Angel Olsen – All The Good Times (Official Video) – YouTube

ATO records release the 14th studio album from DRIVE BY TRUCKERS (as Shane mentioned) on the 3rd June also “ welcome 2 the xiii” on CD and blk vinyl…here is the title track from the southern rockers

(293) Drive-By Truckers – Welcome 2 Club XIII (Official Video) – YouTube

INVADA records puts out the newest JONNY GREENWOOD score to “ the power of the dog” on cd and lp…check it out, its beautiful

(293) The Power of the Dog Movie Score Suite – Jonny Greenwood (2021) – YouTube

Domino have a 15th anniversary of THE KILLS “ no wow – remixed” and its on CD and indies only shops gold vinyl and lastly there is a new LUCY DACUS 7” single “ kissing lessons/thimbs again” .

Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and getting less young everyday Adam.

Live Music In-Store This Saturday! New JUST MUSTARD, WEEZER, KANYE Vinyl And A Class New BOWIE Picture Disc!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well.

I’m a little behind the 8 ball this morning due to a real messy day yesterday, through no fault of our own really, a story for another day though…so going jump straight in with releases for this Friday the 6th May…

3 Neil Young live reissues , SOFT CELL , HALESTORM  , GO WEST , KYLIE , DONNY OSMOND , SIGRID  , WARPAINT , THE WHO  my generation” and “ a quick one” , DEF LEPPARD  pyromania” “ retro – active” , EDDIE VEDDER , GERARD WILSONs “ moment of truth” and FREDDIE HUBBARDs “ breaking point” ,  ARCADE FIRE ,  ALEXIS FFRENCH JAPANESE BREAKFAST “ SABLE” , KATE RUSBY ,  JESUS AND MARY CHAIN  ,  ALT ,

RYAN SHERIDAN and Leesides very own ROWAN 

And then releases for the 13th May are..


So the main week of focus on releases this week then is the 20th of May…first though good news, the Fontaines DC signed stuff landed so we will have the draw Friday all going well…will keep ye posted…another cracking Irish band who have an album out towards the end of the month are JUST MUSTARD and they have also sent us some lovely signed prints as well…preorder the album with us ( CD or LP) to be in with a very good chance of securing a JUST MUSTARD signed print…more on them over the next week or two.

Right so, the 20th May…Warner have some nice deluxe Jazz reissues on Rhino Atlantic including ART BLAKEYs JAZZ MESSENGERS with THELONIUS MONK as 2CD or 2LP versions, its the 60th anniversary of COLTRANEs “ my favourite things” and it is released as a 2LP or 2CD …both of these feature a remastered stereo mix and a new mono mix that was assumed lost but only recently turned up…here is part 1 of the title track

(287) John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1/2) – YouTube

Big jazz flavour with Warner this week, i think it is Jazz appreciation month with Warner so will be more titles throughout the month.

World Circuit have a remastered reissue of TONY ALLENs “ secret agent” on 2LP.

New SEPTIC FLESH one on Nuclear Blast.

Atlantic have a new WEEZER EP “ spring” from their SZNZ project with an EP for every season…CD only with this one for now.

Lastly from Warner for the 20th May is WHITESNAKE greatest hits remixed…def on 2lp for the 20th May, cd/bluray due on the 3rd june.

Universal for the 20th May have the new VAN MORRISON album on Exile records, available on 3 physical formats, CD, STD LP and INDIES dove grey LP…here is “ pretending” from the new album

(287) Van Morrison – Pretending (Visualiser) – YouTube

Mercury studios also for the 20th has THE POLICE “ around the world restored and expanded” on dvd/cd, bluray/cd and limited 2lp set. Its a document of their first world tour from 1979/1980 both on and off the stage, so a documentary as well as  live shows.

Uni for the 20th also has new albums from ANDREW BIRD on Concord, MELODY GARDOT & PHILLIPE POWELL on Decca, debut album by M HUNCHO on Island, MOBY “reprise remixes” 2lp or cd on Deutsche Grammophon, Bluenote have the 4 lp super deluxe boxset of NORAH JONES “ come away with me” , there is the vinyl release of JOHN MELLENCAMPs latest album “ strictly a one eyed jack” and lastly on the new bluenote classic vinyl series are reissues by BROTHER JACK MCDUFF and RONNIE FOSTER…Oh also a deluxe JACK SAVORETTI “ europiana encore” 2 cd.

Sony for the 20th of May have a couple of nice releases, first up is the new HARRY STYLES album “ harry’s house” and it will be on CD, BLK VINYL and indie shop only yellow vinyl.

Sony also for the 20th have a deluxe reissue of THE CLASH album “ combat rock” ( peoples hall special edition) and will be available as a 2 cd or 3 lp version…to coincide with the album release there is a 7” single of THE CLASH and RANKING ROGER “ rock the casbah” .

Lastly Sony also has a reissue on LP of OZZY OSBOURNEs “ black rain” album.

The Orchard for the 20th of May have THE LEMONHEADS reissue of self titled album on two very limited ( im told anyway) coloured vinyl, there are 3 THERAPY! CD reissues “ disquiet – restless edition” , “ a brief crack of light” and “ we are here till the end”…lastly there is a STEVE VAI reissue of “ flex -able” on a few physical formats.

Right folks we have some cracking live music coming up this Saturday in store when ROWAN launch their equally cracking debut record “ does it make you happy” via LA label Beverly Martel…two physical formats available, lp and cd…get your copy signed by the band on the day…they are performing songs from the record @ 2pm this Sat the 7th May in the siopa. Really exciting week for the Cork band as they launch the debut…exciting times, we hope it all goes great for them, we and the lads would love yer support for this launch Sat @ 2pm if you are around. If you cant make it and want a copy signed , just email us and we will sort or ideally buy if from the site before saturday and we will get it signed for you…hopefully see ye on Saturday! Here is another belter from the album “ one of these days”

(287) Rowan // One Of These Days (Official Video) – YouTube

Proper for the 20th of May have the new JOHN MAYALL record on cd and lp, savage guests with him on this one including Mike Campbell, Marcus KING and BUDDY MILLER…and seeing as we are name dropping, recorded in Robbie Kriegers studio.

Black Crowes release first new music since 2010 with the cd version of 1972 where they cover 6 tracks from that year…lp later this year.

Lastly on ANTI via PROPER is the MAVIS STAPLES/LEVON HELM live album “ carry me home” from 2011…indies exclusive vinyl with that one.

Right so going to hand you to Shane now as he runs through down the line releases..

Cheers Ray!
Hello everyone! Hope ye’re all doing well. Summer is upon us, enjoy it! Some of ye will be going to a few gigs over the coming months, I guess, happy days!

First one up today coming down the line is a nice one. Mr. BOWIE’s classic ‘Ziggy Stardust‘ is 50 and they’re bring out a picture disc version and a new half-speed mastered version. What an album, one of his best. That’s coming in mid June.

Next up is a recent release, KANYE WEST‘s latest album ‘Donda’ is getting a vinyl release. 4 LP set. Whatever you say about Kanye, he’s not boring. This album is pretty different  from his earlier stuff but still high quality. That’s out the week after Bowie’s Ziggy in June.

On September 3rd, MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS will release their new album ‘Electra Heart’. We will have it on ‘limited magenta vinyl’!

Also coming in the next few months of interest: friend of the shop GAVIN JAMES’ new album, a new Nick Cave and Warren Ellis record and a YO LA TENGO 25th Anniversary Reissue.

Oh and two more oldies but goodies, The BEACH BOYS compilation album ‘Sounds of Summer’ is coming also in June (on a few formats including box set) and ELTON JOHN’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ is getting a 50th anniversary reissue too on a few formats, with extras and new liner notes.

Also, here is Adam and Ray’s latest video, featuring Adam’s cozy corner!

That’s all from me so I think, back to you Ray, sound!

Thanks a mil Shane.

Right Integral for the 20th May has the new ones from SOAKPORRIDGE RADIO and BEACH HOUSE.

INTEGRAL for the 27th of May and Partisan have the JUST MUSTARD album…‘Heart Under’, “Just Mustard’s second album and first for Partisan Records

(IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling), is an album that asks you to forget

what you know. At every turn, this remarkable record reconfigures and

stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band and turns a year of lockdown

and personal struggles into a breath-taking artistic statement.  Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos – those

scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals – but still incorporates a wide and

untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (‘Still’, ‘In

Shade’) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (‘Sore’, ‘Mirrors’), all

tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision.  On debut ‘Wednesday’, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and

production techniques, and ‘Heart Under’ serves as the next stage of this

development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every

boundary of the band stretched.  After the band had finished recording and producing the album, ‘Heart Under’

was pushed even further into singular territory when the band worked with

mixer David Wrench, whose previous collaborators include Frank Ocean,

Let’s Eat Grandma, Jamie xx, FKA twigs and beyond. “We wanted someone

who had done pop and electronic records and didn’t just work within rock

music,” Katie says.  “Ireland’s buzziest new band” – The FADER

“Their rapturous reception here at SXSW is a testament to their startling

evolution as well as the excitement that can only come from watching a band

just beginning to realise the full extent of their powers.” – NME

“They have well and truly mastered the art of atmospheric rock” – Loud And

Quiet (9/10)  Supporting Fontaines D.C. on their European and US tours this year. They

were handpicked by Robert Smith to support The Cure in Dublin in 2019.  Eire headline tour in June, UK headline tour in September, including Village

Underground, and EU headline tour in October.  Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album Of The Year for their debut

album, ‘Wednesday’.  CD housed in a cardboard wallet with lyric and photo insert.  LP pressed on black vinyl and housed in a single sleeve jacket with lyric and

photo insert.  Available to independent retailers pressed on transparent blue vinyl in a

single sleeve jacket with lyric and photo insert.  Press – Reviews in Pitchfork, MOJO, DIY, Dork, Loud And Quiet, The Line Of Best Fit.

Here is “ still” for the new album…

Oh a Madonna compilation album just announced here also

Sin e really for this week folks
Thanks as always for listening,
Ray, Shane and Adam.