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God’s Own Format – the 12″ vinyl recordmakes an improbable return (just don’t call it a comeback).

Scottish Hip Hop trio Young Fathers win the Mercury Music Prize for their album ‘Dead’ (Big Dada).

New record shops spring in to life across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

The ‘real’ world may look a teensy bit depressing, but there’s a lot to be thankful for, and a lot to look forward to.

Before we look forward to Tomorrow’s World, that Brave New Vista, there’s the inevitable End Of Year / ‘Best Of’ lists to wade through. So many lists, so little time…

http://www.albumoftheyear.org/

Here are just some of the [PIAS]-related titles floating aural boats across this world:

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War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)

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FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)

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Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)

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Angel Olson – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)

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Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (Jagjaguwar)

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Flying Lotus – You’re Dead (Warp)

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Future Islands – Singles (4AD)

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Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (Captured Tracks)

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Swans – To Be Kind (Mute)

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Jack White – Lazaretto (XL)

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The Bug – Angels & Devils (Ninja Tune)

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East India Youth – Total Strife Forever (Stolen)

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Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Domino)

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Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)

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Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else (Wichita)

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Scott Walker + Sunn o))) – Soused (4AD)

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alt-J – This Is All Yours (Infectious)

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Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)

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Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade)

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Real Estate – Atlas (Domino)

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Alvvays – Alvvays (Transgressive)

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Dean Blunt – Black Metal (Rough Trade)

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Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal (Rough Trade)

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Wishing you and yours a very happy xmas and new year.

Good health, good cheer – and keep buying independent music, ya hear?

PEACE.

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Awesome dystopian future video for The Bug.

‘Angels & Devils’ and ‘Exit EP’ (Ninja Tune) – Out Now.

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It’s Mercury Prize nominations time.

Winner to be announced October 29th.

Here’s the list:

Anna Calvi: ‘One Breath’ (Domino Recording Co.)

Bombay Bicycle Club: ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’

Damon Albarn: ‘Everyday Robots’

East India Youth: ‘Total Strife Forever’ (Stolen Recordings)

FKA Twigs: ‘LP1′ (Young Turks / XL Recordings)

Jungle: ‘Jungle’ (XL Recordings)

Young Fathers: ‘Dead’ (Big Dada)

Kate Tempest: ‘Everybody Down’ (Big Dada)

GoGo Penguin: ‘v2.0′

Nick Mulvey: ‘First Mind’

Polar Bear: ‘In Each and Every One’

Royal Blood: ‘Royal Blood’

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Fat White Family and Temples have been nominated for ‘Best New Act’ at this year’s Q Awards.

FKA Twigs, Arctic Monkeys &  Jack White among the other nominees for this year’s awards.


Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access

Ella Eyre
Sam Smith
The Fat White Family (Without Consent)
Royal Blood
FKA Twigs (Young Turks / XL Recordings)
The 1975
George Ezra
Hozier
London Grammar
Temples (Heavenly)

Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Lorde – Royals
Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
Kasabian – Eez-eh

Q Best Video
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella (Domino Recording Co.)
Elbow – New York Morning
Coldplay – Magic
Jamie xx – Sleep Sound (Young Turks / XL Recordings)
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Q Best Album
Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
Kasabian – 48:13
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
The Black Keys – Turn Blue

Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys (Domino Recording Co.)
Kasabian
Kate Bush
Jack White (XL / Third Man)

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën
Paolo Nutini
St Vincent
Damon Albarn
Jake Bugg
Ed Sheeran

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster + Punch
Arctic Monkeys (Domino Recording Co.)
Pharrell Williams
Arcade Fire
Kasabian
Kate Bush

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FKA Twigs ‘LP1′ (Young Turks) – Out Now

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Childhood ‘Lacuna’ (House Anxiety) – Out Now

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Grumbling Fur ‘Preternaturals’ (The Quietus Phonographic Corp) – Out Now

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Moire ‘Shelter’ (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune) – Out Next Week

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The Bug ‘Angels & Devils’ (Ninja Tune) – Out 25th August

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Rustie ‘Green Language’ (Warp) – Out 25th August

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Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’ (Jagjaguwar) – Out Now

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Damien Jurado – ‘Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son’ (Secretly Canadian) – Out Now

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Kelis – ‘Food’ (Ninja Tune) – Out Now

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Eno/Hyde – ‘Someday World’ (Warp) – Out Now

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White Denim – ‘Corsicana Lemonade’ (Downtown) – Out Now

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Hurray For The Riff Raff – ‘Small Town Heroes’ (ATO) – Out Now

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Joan As Police Woman – ‘The Classic’ – Out Now!

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Lucius – ‘Wildewoman’ – Out Now!

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Agnes Obel’s ‘Aventine’ album - is out now on Play It Again Sam

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