The releases that rub us up the right way…


Strobes – Brokespeak (2016)

A good jazz record is much like a David Lynch film, the complexity keeping you in a state of bewilderment but the substance compelling enough to retain your curiosity. It was clear from the outset that Strobes was to frequent the union inside the complex/compelling Venn diagram, as the band slowly released teaser tracks from what would be their debut.

tfvsjs – 在 zoi (2016)

It feels like it’s been an age since we’ve heard from tfvsjs though it’s only been three years since the release of their first fantastic album ‘equal unequals to equal’ (kudos to the band for finally getting on that Bandcamp train, took a while!) that brought them a fair bit of attention in our global niche despite the minimal amount of information about them available online.

Ballerino – Ballerino (2016)

I don't care what you say, my desk is tidy. To the pedantic amongst you, it would probably look like a pile of shit everywhere. But you're probably the same people who can't see the 3d image in those Magic Eye pictures. Because you could ask me where the hole-puncher is and I'll have it in my hand within seconds.