Exclusive to Rough Trade, Maps have recorded A.M.A for a forthcoming limited 12. On this evidence Northampton resident James Chapman has embraced a wide-eyed electronic pop that suits both his melancholic melodicism and his label Mutes history.
After The Afterlife
Expanding their take on naive electronica, CocoRosie on this outing seem to be reveling in perverting the sort of sound palette usually seen in the top 10 charts and they sound all the better for it.
Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs
You Haven't Got A Chance
On You Haven't Got A Chance, Londoner Charlie Boyer and his Voyeurs marries a 70s glam rock dynamic with a louche outsiders take on psychedelia, managing to recall both Marc Bolan and Tom Verlaine simultaneously.
Lust For Youth
3 weeks upfront, Swedish-born Hannes Norvvide's Lust For Youth project has emerged, to a degree, from the industrial shadowland he previously called home to embrace a cleaner electronic sound that clings to a tense centre groud between dys and utopia.
Available exclusively to Rough Trade, this alternate version of Crossfire features a stripped back arrangement devoid of the electronic washes that populate Golden Fable's work, allowing singer Rebecca Palins voice to soar and coo in a beautiful fashion.
Incendiary stuff from The Wytches. In Beehive Queen the youngsters bring a psychedelic edge to a punk attitude, with echoing guitars chiming around the strangulated yelps of vocalist Kristian Bell not unlike the Horrors in their garage-rock phase.