Villagers Return With An Indies Deluxe Vinyl, Weller Sounding As Great As Ever, and Another Cracking In-Store Lined Up!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well..

Releases in the siopa today include the new PAUL WELLER album… Vocally he sounds great to be fair, and the songs sound and seem good… Will play it a few times again in the morning but on first few listens, liking it… Wellers last album was high up there on a lots of lads albums of the year in 2017…..  As it was released just last May… Productive boy for an auld boy with a fair bit of quality at the end of the day..

Also out today and a really different but very interesting listen is the new LOW album…. Quite a departure but really interesting atmospheric stuff going on… Definitely going to be playing more of this one also at the end of the day..

New albums also out by JUNGLE, RICHARD THOMPSON (not in just yet, early next week now..), ORBITAL (same as Mr. Thompson..), MARC RIBOT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, DIANA KRALL/TONY BENNETT and WILLIE NELSON. Reissues in the shop today include albums by TOM WAITS, DENNIS BROWN, THE HOUSEMARTINS and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES.
Couple of brand new EPs also from SLEAFORD MODS and APHEX TWIN.

Video up here for you all!

So nice couple of bits today the 14th of Sept and next week the 21st is probably one of the better release days of the year to be fair..

We will start at home and deservedly so… Domino have the new VILLAGERS album ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’, out next Friday the 21st, really disappointed that there seems to be no Cork gig on the upcoming album tour… Bobby saw him at that festival in Waterford there in the summer and he was the highlight for the Bob man and I don’t think to be fair he would have been hugely on Bobby’s radar before that… But he can produce it live as well as in the studio.

Always restless and inventive while remaining true to the power and glory of songwriting and melody, Conor O’Brien has made another great leap forward with Villagers’ fourth studio album, ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’, released by Domino.  The album was written, produced, mixed and primarily performed by Conor O’Brien in his Dublin studio.
CD in wallet with 12-page booklet. Heavyweight vinyl LP with 4-page booklet and digital download card.  Available to independent retailers on black heavyweight vinyl LP with bonus red vinyl 10” featuring the tracks ‘Ada (Extended)’ and ‘This Is The Art Of Pretending To Swim’, 4-page booklet and digital download card.

Delighted to take names for any formats folks… At the end of the day.

JOHANN JOHANNSSON OST to “Mandy” on CD, LP and Indies only LP also next week through PIAS.

PIAS also have a cassette release of last years CIGARETTES AFTER SEX debut album which has been my album of choice over the last week or two as well as the debut album by Galway / Cork band DOTT which was very kindly bought for me, Bobby and Shane by a friend of the shop who doubles as a  music philanthropist… Top stuff everywhere.

Universal for the 21st of Sept have the difficult, not so difficult me thinks, second album by CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS on Because records called “CHRIS”  available on 2CD English album, 2LP/CD French album, 2LP/CD English album, or a fairly l*****d boxset… Yes indeedddyy… L*****d to 10k worldwide… 3k to the UK and 300 here in Ireland… It’s a  l*****d & numbered english and french editions 4LPs/2CDs & 2 posters and exclusive alternate cover… Best price on pre-orders on the set… Did i say its l*****d… Is 43 euro… Ah for f***s sake Roy, I mean Ray, will ya cope on.
That boy has probably got more column inches in the last 25 years that anyone else… Loads of it garbage…. I’m an inbetweener where he is concerned…. But the column inches drive me a bit daft.. So time to let that ship sail for me anyway for once and for all.

Uni also have a new album soundtrack by MAX RICHTER “White Boy Rick” on CD only for now as well as new albums by BILLY F GIBBONS “BIg Bad Blues” on CD and indies only blue vinyl, french rapper MHD has a new one and there are some DVD releases on Eaglerock from the BEE GEES “One Night Only”, JEFF BECK live, GEORGE THOROGOOD live, and the classic RORY GALLAGHER documentary “Ghost Blues” gets a DVD reissue… All of these DVDs 8 quid.

Uni also have LYNYRD SKYNYRD “Live in Atlantic City” on 2CD/BLURAY or 2LP or DVD, a 4 CD set of CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT including the first albums and a load of extras as well as some LP reissues from LENNY KRAVITZ “Are You Going My Way” and “Mama Said”, and the MUPPETS “Christmas Carol” gets a vinyl release for the very first time.

WARNER for the 21st sept have a rack of good stuff also…

PRINCE “Piano & A Microphone” gets its release on CD and LP or as a CD/LP set… The first release from the Prince vaults.

SLASH has a new album called “Living The Dream” on l*****d  indies only red vinyl on Roadrunner… Myles Kennedy in tow as well i’d imagine… CD and Standard LP available also.
Warner also has the new album by SUEDE “The Blue Hour” on Rhino… Loads of formats CD, 2LP, BOXSET and indies only blue vinyl as well.
Warner also has a new album THERAPY called “Cleave” on CD or LP on Marshall records. There is a reissue of THE RAMONES “Road To Ruin” on CD, LP, and Boxset as well as a new NOEL GALLAGHER 12” “If Love Is The Law” on indies only purple vinyl.

Getting there with Warner now lads… I prefer rambling rammases rather than horsing the new stuff at ye like… Bills to pay though so Warner also have a brand new JOE BONAMASSA album “Redemption” on CD, Deluxe CD, Standard black LP and yellow indies only vinyl on Provogue. MC5 “Total Assault” all three albums on different coloured vinyl as well through Warner.
Lastly from Warner for the 21st is a GEORGE JONES 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert.

Feast or Famine and it’s a famine with Sony on the 21st … Naught really to talk about here folks.


THE ORCHARD have a new HUDSON TAYLOR mini album on CD & LP , four new tracks from the studio and four live tracks from the Olympia, debut album by BLACK HONEY and new album by TOM BAXTER.
Orchard have the next batch of FELT reissues, albums 6 to 10 as well as the repress of debut album by UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA.

PROPER have a new MACY GRAY album.

MUSIC ON VINYL have the soundtrack to “The Man With the Iron Fists” hopefully on individually numbered silver vinyl of 750 units.

On the local front we’re delighted to welcome back THE BURMA into the shop on Saturday October 6th at 1PM to launch they’re cracking new single ‘Quicksand’.. Always a pleasure having the lads in with us.. Mark it in the calendars, if ye can make it we’d be delighted…

Sin e for this week so folks if ye’r still awake
Go raibh maith agat do chluas a thabhairt,

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