Release Date
19 Apr 19

Stealing Sheep are Emily Lansley (bass / vocals), Luciana Mercer (drums / vocals) and Rebecca Hawley (synth / vocals) and Big Wows is their third album, their first in four years. It's a dazzling mirror-ball of a record, full of glistening pop gems that keep the positivity flowing in a music scene that is not currently brimming with joy. Thematically, the album was influenced by the modern tech era, so it's fitting that the songs were born on a computer and then moulded into something that sounds more organic.

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25 May 18
You may already know multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Halo Maud (or Maud Nadal) from her work with Melody’s Echo Chamber, but this is her debut album as a solo artist. The songs are sung beautifully in both French and English and the music is ambitious and sprawling, perhaps unsurprisingly for someone who's so well connected with the French psychedelic/prog scene. Highlights include the brilliant "Proche Proche Proche" with its part ridiculous, part genius vocal solo, it's this sort of eccentricity that gives the album its edge.
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02 Mar 18
Le Kov (written and sung entirely in Cornish), follows Gwenno's superb 2015 album Y Dydd Olaf (written and sung entirely in Welsh). This isn't just an album which happens to be sung in Cornish though, it actually lives and breathes the language and region, delving into some of the myths and legends of Cornwall, and in particular the role theat women have played in Cornish history.
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02 Jun 17
"To my ears it’s pretty accessible pop music, but maybe there’s something wrong with my ears” - a quote from H Hawkline that I can wholeheartedly relate to (as i'm sure you can if you're reading something on this website). Yes this is another collection of tunes which would be well and truly bothering the charts if we lived in a world of musical justice. Well, some of them would be, maybe not "Television" or "Cold Cuts" which include elements of discordant madness and a certain monotonous repetition (respectively) and might just push things just a bit too far for the casual listener.
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21 Aug 15
The gist Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley team up for an exersize in unrestrained creativity The music Drinks is the new project from Cate Le Bon (of Cate Le Bon fame) and Tim Presley from White Fence. From the outset this debut album is decidedly and deliciously wonky. Its opener "Laying Down Rock" has a minimalist guitar hook which isn't particularly in time or tune with the track's main melody and vocal. You half expect things to sync up in a glorious finale, but they don't, it's just supposed to be like that. And that could be the story of Hermits On Holiday.
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31 Jul 15
The gist Sublime, lo-fi electro-pop from Cardiff's best kept secret The music Gwenno is probably an unknown to most of us (unless you're familiar with retro-indie outfit The Pipettes, of whom she was a member for more than ten years), and that's one of the reasons why this album is one of those rare things that come out of nowhere and make you a bit giddy with excitement. Even as a jaded 35 year old, it's nice to know that you can still be taken by surprise. It's like finding a mint condition Tom Waits LP in a charity shop, or finding the most expensive steak in an M&S dine in for 2 deal.
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Release Date
02 Feb 15
The gist H. Hawkline steps out from the shadows with his third album The music The most surprising thing about H. Hawkline's latest album is that it took so long to materialise, but at last he's been snapped up by Heavenly Recordings and In The Pink Of Condition has been unleashed. Hawkline (or Huw Gwynfryn Evans) is a longtime Cate Le Bon collaborator, often supporting her on tour (both using the same band - nice and efficient), but he's also been gradually releasing his own output via various albums, downloads, EPs and compilations.