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Kairos Creature Club

Kairos Creature Club

limited clear LP - £19.99 | Pre Order
Kairos Creature Club (KCC) is a new project from Lena Simon (La Luz) and Glenn Van Dyke (BOYTOY).
Los Bitchos

Let The Festivities Begin!

limited "Los Chrismos Edition" red LP + flexi 7" + sticker sheet (2023 repress) - £17.99 | Buy
cd - £12.99 | Buy
Let the festivities begin indeed! Rumbling along like the best of times, this riotous instrumental debut from 4 lasses, travels around the globe.
Big Joanie

Sistahs

cd - £11.99 | Buy
Like a 60’s girl group played through a filter of Riot Grrrl, Big Joanie build a series of big moments on top of simple, catchy melodies and dynamic, slas...
Broadcast

Tender Buttons

lp + download - £28.99 | Buy
Stereolab

Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3] (2023 reissue)

remastered black 3lp in screen printed gatefold sleeve + download - £31.99 | Buy
A black vinyl version of the remastered compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities first issued in 1998.
Jane Weaver

Love in Constant Spectacle

limited indies only black lp in deluxe reverse die-cut sleeve with gold foil + download - £26.99 | Buy
black lp in reverse die-cut sleeve + download - £23.99 | Buy

cd - £13.99 | Buy

limited indies only black lp in deluxe reverse die-cut sleeve with gold foil + *signed* print + download - £25.99
Recalibrating her singular journey in the British musical landscape with her most open-hearted, direct and intimate collection of material yet, 'Love In Con...
News of the Universe

098787161007

  1. Reaching Up to the Sun
  2. Strange World
  3. Dandelions
  4. Poppies
  5. Good Luck With Your Secret
  6. Always in Love
  7. Close Your Eyes
  8. I'll Go With You
  9. Blue Moth Cloud Shadow
  10. News of the Universe
  11. Moon in Reverse
  12. Blue Jay

La Luz

News of the Universe

SUB POP
  • limited "luzer edition" neon orange lp

    Released: 24th May 2024

    £21.99
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  • cd with poster

    Released: 24th May 2024

    £12.99
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Serenity and rough shod psychedelia scamper hand in hand down this curving track as Cleveland and her crew dollop kaleidoscopic sparkles atop their cosmic pop - big tip if you like 60s backlines and drifting out beyond the exosphere.

'News of the Universe' is a record born of calamity, a work of dark, beautiful psychedelia reflecting Cleveland’s experience of having her world blown apart by a breast cancer diagnosis just two years after the birth of her son. It’s also a portrait of a band in flux, marking the first appearance for drummer Audrey Johnson and the final ones from longtime members bassist Lena Simon and keyboardist Alice Sandahl, whose contributions add a bittersweet edge to a record that is both elegy for an old world and cosmic road map to a strange new one. But is there any band in the world more suited to capturing the chaos of change in all its messy beauty than La Luz?

Formed by Cleveland in 2012, La Luz is beloved for their ability to balance bedlam and bliss, each new record another fine-tuning of the band’s mix of swaggering riffs with angelic vocals borrowed from doo-wop and folk; a band so reliably great that it makes the huge step forward in confidence and sheer musicality that is 'News of the Universe' all the more formidable. Cleveland, also a writer and painter, has developed into a truly original songwriter with her own canon of haunted psychedelia. Yet if Cleveland has spent years writing songs about ghosts, what lurks in the shadows of 'News of the Universe' is nothing less than death itself. “There are moments on this album that sound to me like the last frantic confession before an asteroid destroys the earth,” says Cleveland. The powerful sense of openness that permeates 'News of the Universe' is at least partially due to the fact that it is a record made entirely by women—from the performing, writing, and producing all the way through to the recording, engineering, and mastering.

Working with producer Maryam Qudos (Spacemoth), the all-female environment allowed Cleveland to feel safe tapping into difficult places and expressing hard emotions women are socialized to suppress. Unashamedly vulnerable, unabashedly feminine, and undeniably triumphant, 'News of the Universe' is another knockout record from a band so reliably great that it has perhaps led people to overlook how pioneering La Luz really are: women of color in indie music forging their own path by following their own artistic star into galaxies beyond current musical trends, always led by an earnest belief in the cosmic power of love and a great riff. Never is that more true than on 'News of the Universe', which might be La Luz’s most brutal record to date but also their most blissful.