Independent but stronger together.
What is “DINKED”
A group of like minded record shops, working together to promote the rich culture of record shops and the unique position they hold in their communities
We aim to secure exclusive editions of new releases alongside an excellently curated set of archival releases.
Truly unique, desirable & exciting releases.
Here are details of forthcoming Dinked releases. contact us on 029 20 224905 to order these ASAP as VERY limited!
DINKED EDITION 10
“Oh My God” (Dead Oceans)
DINKED EDITION LP:£24.99
+ exclusive opaque red vinyl 2LP + download
+ bespoke art (different coloured lettering)
+ bonus CD
+ 12 x 12″ print
+ Limited to 500 copies
INDIES Limited Edition Blue LP : £19.99
CD : £9.99
This is Kevin’s opus – a 2LP concept album on spirituality and religion. Throughout his four solo albums and myriad records of various collaboration, Kevin Morby has recognized in his work the ubiquity of an apparent religious theme. Though not identifying as “religious” in the slightest, Morby—the globetrotting son of Kansas City who has made music while living on both coasts before recently returning to his Midwestern stomping grounds—recognizes in himself a somewhat spiritual being with a secular attitude towards the soulful. And so, in an effort to tackle that notion head-on and once-and-for-all, he sat down in his form of church—on planes and in beds—and wrote what would become his first true concept-album: the lavish, resplendent, career-best double LP Oh My God.
“This one feels full circle, my most realized record yet,” he says. “It’s a cohesive piece; all the songs fit under the umbrella of this weird religious theme. I was able to write and record the album I wanted to make. It’s one of those marks of a life: this is why I slept on floors for seven years. I’ve now gotten the keys to my own little kingdom, and I’m devoting so much of my life to music that I just want to keep it interesting. At the end of the day, the only thing I don’t want is to be bored. If someone wants to get in my face about writing a non-religious religious record?
Thank god. That’s all I gotta say.”
DINKED EDITION 09
W. H. Lung
“Incidental Music” (Melodic Recordings)
Dinked LP £25.99
+ 180g Double LP in Gatefold Jacket
+ Pressed on Bone coloured vinyl
+ Includes an exclusive 260gsm Art Print
+ Printed On The Rough Side of 350gsm Card
+ Limited to just 400 copies
+ Includes Download Code
+ Hand Signed and Numbered By The Band
STD 2LP: £22.99
H. Lung’s arrival at their debut album has been less conventional than most. A trait shared with the music they make, which weaves between shimmering synth pop and the infectious grooves of 70’s Berlin. The band never had any intention of playing live when forming, aiming instead to be a primarily studio-based project.
That approach was challenged when they released their debut 10” (Nothing Is) in 2017, which meant that they were quickly in demand. Booking requests started to flood in and W. H. Lung found themselves cutting their teeth on festival stages that summer. Though whilst some new bands may have let that interest change the course of the project, W. H. Lung stayed true
to their original reticence and worked mainly as a studio band with their formidable live shows kept sporadic.
W. H. Lung have allowed this album to naturally gestate over the course of two years . The result is a remarkably considered debut – the production is crisp and pristine but not over-polished, the synths and electronics radiate and hum with a golden aura and the vocals weave between tender delivery and forceful eruptions. There is a palpable energy to the songs, as experienced in 10 glorious minutes of opening statement ‘Simpatico People’.
“I think it’s important to erase the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture,” states Joseph E. This colliding of worlds not only exists in the potent mix between whip-smart arrangements, lyrics and seamlessly danceable music but also in the fact that they are named after a cash and carry in Manchester. As Tom P. explains, “I thought it was funny juxtaposing those kind of austere associations with W. H. Auden and other initialed poets, writers, artists, etc. with the fact that it’s really just a Chinese supermarket.”
DINKED EDITION 08 – FLAMINGODS
‘Levitation’ (Moshi Moshi)
DINKED EDITION LP : £21.99
- Exclusive glitter gold vinyl
- exclusive Embossed sleeve
- signed & numbered 12 x 12 art print
- very limited 400 pressing
STD BLACK LP: £17.99
LTD YELLOW LP: £18.99
International psych explorers Flamingods are back with brand new album ‘Levitation’coming out on via Moshi Moshi Records.
Inspired largely by the disco, funk and psychedelic sounds coming out of the Middle East and South Asia in the 70s, the album channels these influences through a vision soaked in mysticism, positivity and sun-drenched imagery.
During the process of writing and recording ‘Levitation’, Flamingods for the first time in four years found themselves living in the same continent, it’s this new unified feel that defines the confident and eclectic sound of the album.
‘Levitation’ is the follow-up to Flamingods’ breakthrough 2016 album ‘Majesty’ and follows their ‘Kewali’ EP release for Moshi Moshi in 2017 and a one-off release with Dan Carey for his Speedy Wunderground singles club. During this time they’ve performed live sessions at 6Music (with Gilles Peterson & Lauren Laverne), KEXP, Boiler Room and have been travelling the globe spreading their exotic psychedelia to the masses and getting people dancing from Austin to Amsterdam.
DINKED EDITION 07 – ROZI PLAIN
‘What A Boost’ (Memphis Industries)
DINKED EDITION LP : £24.99
- glow in the dark vinyl with download (same colour as indies-only version)
- exclusive alternate glow in the dark screen-printed cover (artwork to follow once designed, as with You Tell Me release)
- very limited 300 pressing
STD BLACK LP (+ MP3): £16.99
INDIE EXCLUSIVE GLOW IN THE DARK LP (+ MP3): £17.99
Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began collaborating with long-term friends Kate Stables (This Is The Kit) and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that Rozi made her first two albums, 2008’s Inside Over Here and 2012’s Joined Sometimes Unjoined, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes. Released in April 2015 on Lost Map and featuring contributions from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor among others her last album Friend was a deeply meaningful and wonderfully measured ode to memory, place, companionship and music’s remarkable power as an emotional salve.
DINKED EDITION 06 – SNAPPED ANKLES
Stunning Luxury’ [The Leaf Label]
DINKED EDITION LP: £19.99
Exclusive gold vinyl + additional gold & foiled third outer sleeve, pink outer sleeve,
gold inner sleeve, hand-numbered + sticker + CD
BLACK LP (inc CD): £15.99
LTD INDIES neon pink vinyl LP (inc CD): £17.99
Snapped Ankles have taken on the guise of the very agents of their community’s demise – the property developers and brokers who heat the market on the promise of ‘Stunning Luxury’. With their adopted warehouse habitat under constant threat, the woodwose have taken this sharp-suited incarnation in order to infiltrate. The resistance starts here.
From humble forest beginnings via bohemian East London on debut album Come Play The Trees, Snapped Ankles are moving on. The log synths have been transformed into gaudy “To Let” and “For Sale” signs, which have become the new instrument of choice for the discerning woodwose. The sounds they eke out of the housing bubble are as frenzied and
unstable as you’d expect. Dystopian bangers. Illicit thrills. Stunning Luxury moves quickly through life in the capital: microdosing mindfulness in the morning, a poisoned nod to the marketing department, investment portfolios and death by same day delivery.
The primal rhythms and forest chants are all present and correct. On the surface it’s hedonistic business as usual – a communal dance for the ages. But there’s a sense of discomfort too. There’s subversion, but it’s not clear who’s subverting who. There’s a message, but it’s often fragmented. Keep dancing. Keep foraging. Perhaps the woodwose are
human after all…