Out now on 100%: Graham Parker, Stone Foundation, We Are Scientists, OMD, 5 Billion in Diamonds
Graham Parker - Cloud Symbols
The inimitable Graham Parker is back with a new album entitled “Cloud Symbols”. Having packed his Rumour away, Graham enlists a new gang, The Goldtops on this record. The old friends are never far away though - the lineup of the Goldtops includes Rumour alumnus Martin Belmont. Additionally, this album features the first studio recordings in decades from The Rumour Brass who contribute to six songs.
Stone Foundation - Everybody, Anyone
Midlands soul heroes Stone Foundation present their ambitious and accomplished Top 30 album "Everybody, Anyone". Recorded at Black Barn Studios, the album continues the band's collaboration with Paul Weller as well as featuring appearances by Steve White & Mick Talbot (The Style Council), Kathryn Williams, Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) and Dr Robert (The Blow Monkeys).
OMD - The Punishment of Luxury
OMD's 13th studio album charted at #4 in the UK - their highest chart position for well over 25 years. It features the classic sound of OMD updated for 2017 - experimental electronic music ideas shaped into memorable songs. Energetic Kraftwerk-inspired singles The Punishment of Luxury and Isotype sit alongside ambient, wistful ballads such as Ghost Star and The View From Here.
We Are Scientists - Megaplex
The New York duo release their most electronic work to date, but never stray too far from the signature We Are Scientists indie rock sound. In their own words "We want it to be taut, to bang hard, to have a big hook every four seconds or so”. A record every bit as colourful as its artwork!
5 Billion in Diamonds
The critically acclaimed debut album from the transatlantic musical alliance of legendary US producer Butch Vig (Garbage, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse), UK DJ James Grillo and UK producer Andy Jenks. Featuring appearances by Ebbot Lundburg (The Soundtrack Of Our Lives).
"Reflecting a shared affection for psychedelia, soundtracks and Krautrock, 5 Billion in Diamonds is close to the full Saucerful of Pink Floyd in mood, manner and melody, but with added mind-meld theme for extra heaviosity. Spliff-tastic stuff!" - The Independent * * * *