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Bastille – Out Store

That’s right folks we’re bringing award winning, chart topping, festival headlining, stadium filling icons Bastille to Oxford for a very special album launch show at the O2 Academy on 15th February. The band’s brand new album ‘Bring Me The Future‘ is released on 4th Feb and they’re hitting the road for a series of intimate shows to support the release. By buying a ticket/album bundle you’ll be directly helping the band’s first week sales and chart position!

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Tess Parks – And Those Who Were Seen Dancing, Dinked Edition Pre-order

Dinked 135 comes from London-based psych-rocker Tess Parks. Best known for her collaborations with The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcome, Tess Parks first came onto the scene with her excellent 2013 debut album, Blood Hot. 9 years later, Parks is returning with an album that almost didn’t happen; started in 2019, And Those Who Were Seen Dancing pieces together works from the next 2 years, including a period where the artist gave up on music entirely. The result, however, is stunning: noise pop melodies play off psychedelic freakouts with just a dash of French Ye-Ye songwriting for good measure. And Those Who Were Seen Dancing is released by Fuzz Club on May 20th.

The Dinked Edition of And Those Who Were Seen Dancing is on 500 limited and hand-numbered 180g ultra-clear with red, yellow and blue splatter LP with an exclusive flexi-disc and fold-out poster.

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The Reds, Pinks & Purples – Summer At Land’s End, Dinked Edition

Dinked 158 is the new 4th album from San Francisco twee-pop troubadour The Reds, Pinks & Purples. Summer At Land’s End is released on February 4th by Tough Love Records.

We love Glenn Donaldson’s Sarah Records-indebted twee pop here at Truck (this year’s excellent Uncommon Weather has been a mainstay on the shop stereo for the past few months), so we’re thrilled that his 4th album as The Reds, Pinks & Purples is here so soon! Summer At Land’s End continues Donaldson’s run of instant classics that wouldn’t feel at all out of place in the C86 scene, with bittersweet lyrics and a featherweight approach to indie pop production. This is sure to be a huge hit with fans of The Field Mice, Felt and all things Sarah Records and Early 4AD!

The Dinked Edition of Summer At Land’s End is on 600 limited and hand numbered yellow LP with a bonus exclusive second LP, alternate sleeve and photo fanzine.

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Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa, Dinked Edition

Dinked 157 is a big one – the new album from Texan indie rock legends Spoon! Following on from 2017’s groove-heavy Hot Thoughts, the band find themselves embracing a more streamlined vision of rock with Mark Rankin (Bombay Bicycle Club, Queens Of The Stone Age) and Justin Raisen (Kim Gordon, Yves Tumour) behind the boards. The result is some of Spoon’s most direct work to date, featuring downtuned guitars, blown out drums and even an amped-up Smog cover! Lucifer On The Sofa is released on February 11th by Matador.

The Dinked Edition of Lucifer On The Sofa is on 500 limited and numbered cream and orange splatter LP with a signed poster and exclusive flexi-disc.

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Cindy – 1:2, Dinked Edition Pre-order

Dinked 134 is the new album from San Francisco slowcore upstarts Cindy. Hot on the heels of their much acclaimed breakthrough album, Free Advice, Cindy are back with another LP of lo-fi goodness! On 1:2, the band push further into their signature anxiety-laden sound, with a simple yet devastating rhythm section and wiry keys filling in the space behind lead singer Karina Gill’s almost murmured vocals. This is anything but easy listening, yet somehow the album is infectious – the perfect antidote to chill-out playlists and comfort listening. 1:2 is released on October 1st by Tough Love.

The Dinked Edition of 1:2 is on 700 limited and hand-numbered yellow LP with a bonus yellow 7″ featuring 2 exclusive songs and a 6 postcard set.

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Ben Howard – Out-Store event at Trinity, Bristol

We’re very excited to announce a 2nd performance on 9th September from Ben Howard at Trinity in Bristol. This event will precede the already sold out evening show and will see Howard performing stripped back versions of songs from his new album ‘Collections from the Whiteout’

Album/Ticket bundles go on sale 11 AM on Thurs 25th March via Gigantic, click here or on the picture below

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Hattie Cooke – Bliss Land, Dinked Edition Pre-order

We’re back with Dinked 105, the third album from Brighton-based alt-pop artist Hattie Cooke. Bliss Land is released on May 14th by Castles In Space.

Hattie Cooke has been making waves with her unique brand of nostalgic yet forward-looking synthpop, gaining a cult following for her self-titled debut cassette and its fictional soundtrack follow-up The Sleepers. Now, for her third release, Cooke turns to fusing her singer-songwriter roots with her love of analog synthesis. The result is Bliss Land, an album of densely textured pop that gives a nod to the synthpop of the early 80s, but never becomes cloyingly nostalgic. Fans of Shura, early CHVRCHES and East India Youth will find much to love here.

The Dinked Edition of Bliss Land is on 400 limited and numbered blue/silver haze LP with an exclusive bonus red/clear splatter 7″, and signed and numbered art prints.

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Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee, Pre-order

The dream pop auteur returns with her third album, the follow up to 2017’s outstanding Soft Sounds From Another Planet. Jubilee finds Michelle Zauner in a different place than her previous two albums, moving away from her early mediations on death to trace her search for happiness in a crumbling world.

Jubilee is released on June 4th and is available to pre-order on Cassette, CD, standard black LP, clear and yellow swirl LP and Indies Exclusive signed clear and turquoise swirl LP.

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Tune-Yards – Sketchy, Pre-order

Tune-Yards are back for their 5th studio album, Sketchy. Following on from 2018’s I can feel you creep into my private life, the duo turned their attention away from computer-based production to return to live instruments, bringing back the bombastic sound and lyrical rallying cries of their earlier work.

Sketchy is released on March 26th and is available to pre-order on CD, standard black LP and Indies Exclusive transparent blue LP.

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William Doyle – Great Spans Of Muddy Time, Dinked Edition Pre-order

We’re back for Dinked 91 – the new album from Art Pop auteur William Doyle. Great Spans Of Muddy Time is released on March 19th by Tough Love.

Fresh from 2019’s utterly fantastic Your Wilderness Revisited (and producing fellow Dinked artist Anna B Savage’s latest album), William Doyle set about crafting a new set of his intricate pastoral Art-Pop songs, but disaster struck as his hard-drive failed. With only a cassette backup remaining, Doyle had to learn to accept the small imperfections of these tracks and release them as they are. The result is a beautiful collection of songs, with a distinctly English influence from Syd Barrett, Robyn Hitchcock, Robert Wyatt and Berlin-era Bowie, combined with the subtle electronics of his earlier work as East India Youth.

The Dinked Edition of Great Spans Of Muddy Time is on 500 limited and hand numbered ‘Algal Bloom’ colour vinyl with a bonus 7″ featuring 2 exclusive songs.

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You Me at Six – Out-Store at the O2 Academy

Following their huge main-stage appearance at Truck Festival 2019 we’re buzzed to bring the Surrey rockers You Me at Six to Oxford’s O2 Academy for a very special album celebration gig on 30th November (rescheduled date)

The band’s new album ‘Suckapunch‘ is released on January 15th and you can pick up album/ticket bundles via Ticketmaster by clicking the link on the artwork below.

In the band’s own words:

“We are delighted to announce some very intimate album launch shows to celebrate the release of SUCKAPUNCH. One thing we would ask you to do is to please consider buying the album bundle which is only a few pounds more rather than just the ticket itself 🙂 Also, we know there’s a lot of doubt about shows happening next year but one way or another these shows will happen, we promise. Capacities are very limited so you know what to do…”

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Mirry – Mirry, Dinked Edition Pre-order

Dinked 85 is a truly special release, Mirry, a project by Tom Fraser and Simon Tong. The Dinked Edition of Mirry is released on December 11th, over 2 months before the standard variants!

Mirabel Lomer was a quiet woman who spent the majority of her life caring for the elderly; however, she had a secret side life as a piano composer, recorded by her nephew on his tape recorder. These recordings were lost, however, until Mirry’s great-nephew Tom Fraser saved one of her records from a house clearance. After 30 years, Fraser decided to listen to the recordings and was amazed by what he heard, pledging to re-work and remix the recordings for the world to hear. Collaborating with his brother-in-law, Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good the Bad and the Queen, The Magnetic North), Fraser has taken these recordings and elevated them into a beautiful collage, as if it were a collaboration between him and his long-since-passed great aunt. Mirry is an incredibly special album, at times resembling the best of artists like The Caretaker and William Basinski but elevating this to a startling beauty, full of emotion.

The Dinked Edition of Mirry is on 500 limited Smoke and Light colour LP with exclusive alternate sleeve artwork, numbered Risograph print and sixteen page booklet of archive images.

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Maximo Park – Out-Store at The O2 Academy

Following their now legendary in-store appearance back in 2017 we’re thrilled to welcome Maximo Park back to Oxford for a special album launch show upstairs at the O2 Academy on 2nd September 2021. The band’s new album ‘Nature Always Wins’ is released on 26th February and you can pick up album/ticket bundles using the link on the picture below.

First a word from the band:

These shows will mostly be later in 2021 than we’d like but we’ll play them by hook or by crook, whenever covid allows! It would be great if you would consider buying an album bundle rather than a single ticket (approx £4.00 more to get a bargain signed CD), as this would not only help us to continue making music for a living, but might also help us gatecrash the charts and get on Top of The Pops, or something…

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Arlo Parks – Out-Store at The O2 Academy

We’re absolutely stoked to bring Arlo Parks to Oxford for a very special album launch event on 17th August, 2021. Sure to be one of the breakout stars of 2021, her debut album ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’ is released on January 29th through Transgressive.

Ticket and album bundles are available to pre-order through Ticketmaster from 10AM on Thursday 26th November, click on the artwork below to get your tickets.

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Arab Strap – As Days Get Dark, Pre-order

The Scottish slowcore legends are finally back with their 7th studio album, the first since 2005’s The Last Romance. Expect the band’s wonderfully snide and direct lyricism, with doom-laden alt-rock backing – in Aidan Moffat’s own words, “It’s about hopelessness and darkness, but in a fun way.” We’re glad to have them back!

As Days Get Dark is released on March 5th and is available to pre-order on CD, standard black LP and Indies Exclusive two-tone LP.