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Flying Dream 1

LP - £31.99 | Buy
cd - £12.99 | Buy
We can’t believe that this was recorded right around the corner from us & yet we didn’t get an invite! That’s Elbow off the Christmas list...

The Trials of Van Occupanther (2022 reissue)

limited 180g gold lp - £21.99
Midlake are a relatively small indie band, so the level of ambition they display on ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’ is to be commended.
  1. The Pleasant Grey
  2. I Am The Seed
  3. A Fountain
  4. Daughters of Albion
  5. Chrystals
  6. Country Cathedral Drive
  7. Shining Spires
  8. Silver Wings
  9. Seven Long Suns
  10. Moon
  11. Throne of Amber
  12. Herstmonceux



bella union
  • cd

    Released: 1st Dec 2023

    out of stock

The Midlake man Tim Smith joined up with his wife for this luscious, shimmering, evocation of Old Albion - it's captured the heart of our Kev who says "if this had come out earlier, it would likely have been my album of the year.

.. Bootiful!" the long-awaited debut solo album by Harp, the adopted name of Tim Smith, formerly the singer and principal songwriter of Texan legends Midlake, who is joined by his wife, Kathi Zung. The road to 'Albion' might have been long and winding, and bumpy to boot, but the music Harp has created is steeped in sublime melody, mood, drama and detail, its ten songs and two mood-matching instrumentals framed by a mesh of acoustic/electric guitars, soft shades of keyboards and Smith’s gorgeous voice; in other words, the quintessence of what drew people in the first place to his work with Midlake. But Albion has starker, darker hues than Smith is typically renowned for, which lifts Albion to new heights in his canon; likewise, the level of personal revelation. These are songs about the human condition, from love - both lost and found – to faith, anxiety to joy, fear to acceptance, all couched in a highly distinct poetic language.