NEW MUSIC: VASHTI BUNYAN 'HEARTLEAP' LP (VIA SPINNEYSONGS)

Vashti Bunyan | 10/10/14

Nine years after ‘Lookaftering’, her last album of new material, legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan returns with a breathtaking new LP. Recorded largely in her home studio, ‘Heartleap’ (Fat Cat Records) is a unique and entrancing collection of ten songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album. SPOTIFY

NEW WRITER: KING JAMES & THE SPECIAL MEN (JIMMY HORN)

King James & The Special Men | 25/09/14

Domino welcomes "the champions of New Orleans classic R&B…" -Alex Rawls, My Spilt Milk

Hot. Sweaty. Raw. Soulful. King James & The Special Men sound like New Orleans on wax, and they represent the Crescent City like no other. Rhythm & Blues ("Rock and Roll", as it's referred to outside of New Orleans) was born in "The City That Care Forgot" during the late 40's/early 50's in the years after WWII, and these very special men... Read more?

STEREOLAB

After forming in 1990, Tim Gane, Laetitia Sadier, Simon Johns, Joseph Watson and Julien Gasc dedicated their time to creating alternative rock music, often likened to such artists as The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. Being signed to Duophonic/Elektra for nearly the whole of their active years, Stereolab released 10 studio albums, the latest being released after their disbanding in 2010, going by the name ‘Not Music’ and consisting of previously unreleased material. In 2009 Stereolab announced that they would be going on a period of ‘indefinite hiatus’.