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Haiku Salut are Gemma Barkerwood, Louise Croft and Sophie Barkerwood and last year they were commissioned to compose the score to Buster Keaton's 1926 masterpiece, The General. The band have been gradually teasing tracks from the resulting 23 track double album, and "Firewood" is the latest offering. It's an uplifting piece which straddles the line between low-key and orchestral, gradually building up the layers into something that is undeniably cinematic.

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Here's the latest sneak peak from Ivan The Tolerable's forthcoming mega-double-album Rations, this one under the guise Ivan The Tolerable & The Elastic Band. Ivan The Tolerable is the long running recording alias of Middlesbrough's Oli Heffernan and the album sees the project expanded to a full band for the very first time (hopefully with live dates too).

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Newcastle three piece Waves of Dread have been releasing music in dribs and drabs over the past year, quietly building a mini-buzz amongst those who know where to look. This is their latest offering, a lovely four minute melodic dirge to keep put us on until their next full release.

You can listen to "The Make-Believe" in all the usual places (or just press play below).

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Dirty disco sounds from Moscow, Гласность (or Glasnost) use analogue synths to create a raw pulsing sound not too dissimilar to Ladytron or XTRMNTR era Primal Scream. This is the first track from their excellent LP Пиета (Pieta), out now on Cruel Nature Records.

You can order the full album on limited edition tape (or download) from here.

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A welcome return for Euan Hinshelwood and co., four years on from their last album Dissolver, this track hints at a purer and poppier direction, perfect for the glorious British summer that surely awaits us... We'll find out just how breezy Younghusband have become when their new album Swimmers is released on 7th June via Opposite Number.

You can pre-order Swimmers on transparent blue vinyl or CD from here.

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Leeds band Mush have been kicking around for a good while now but they've recently signed a deal with Memphis Industries (always a good sign) and seem to have morphed from wonky noise mongers into something more nuanced and melodic. "Operation Vaken" is a sneak peak from their highly anticipated debut EP, Induction Party. It's an ode to Theresa May's habitually horrible "go home" vans and their wider historical connotations.