❉ If you’ve never heard a note by The Residents before, you could easily dip your toe in here and very quickly gauge the flavour of their career so far.
❉ Anyone that appreciates pop-punk will find plenty to enjoy in this retrospective of a band who always did their own thing.
❉ We pore over the super-deluxe anniversary edition of The House of Love’s tremendous debut album in all its beautiful, brooding, spiritual glory.
❉ There are some classic Oi anthems here, with top notch musicianship – these tracks really deliver, writes Brad Shepherd.
❉ For their 31st studio album, Hawkwind have collaborated with songwriter and conductor Mike Batt on a series of orchestral manoeuvres.
❉ In releasing Raindances, Esoteric Records have captured a wonderful body of work from one of the most interesting and adventurous prog-folk outfits of their time.
❉ Ken Shinn pays tribute to “unashamed jesters of British Ska”, celebrated in a new boxed set released today.
❉ A five-disc record of the rise and fall of the lipstick killers. So, strap on yer platforms, cake on some slap and let’s get into it….
❉ It is tempting to consign Sky to that enduring but beige ‘easy listening’ category, but to leave it at that would be overly simplistic. There is much in here to beguile and intrigue.
❉ A conclusive round-up of the band’s first seven years, featuring much of their best work, this box set is a must for all Toy Dolls fans.