DINKED

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

DINKED
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 23
Moon Duo
Stars Are The Light‘ (Sacred Bones)
Due 27.9.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £TBC

  • Limited exclusive edition of 500
  • Yellow Dinked colour
  • OBI strip with DINKED logo
  • Print hand numbered

OVERVIEW:

Stars Are the Light, the luminous seventh album by the American psych explorers Moon Duo, marks a progression into significantly new territory. From a preoccupation with the transcendental and occult that informed Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada’s guitar-driven psych rock, and reached its apotheosis in the acclaimed Occult Architecture diptych, Stars Are the Light sees the band synthesize the abstract and metaphysical with the embodied and terrestrial.

Branching out from Occult Architecture Vol. 2, the album has a sonic physicality that is at once propulsive and undulating; it puts dance at the heart of an expansive nexus that connects the body to the stars. These are songs about embodied human experience — love, change, misunderstanding, internal struggle, joy, misery, alienation, discord, harmony, celebration — rendered as a kind of dance of the self, both in relation to other selves and to the eternal dance of the cosmos.

Taking disco as its groove-oriented departure point, Stars Are the Light shimmers with elements of ’70s funk and ’90s rave. Johnson’s signature guitar sound is at its most languid and refined, while Yamada’s synths and oneiric vocals are foregrounded to create a spacious percussiveness that invites the body to move with its mesmeric rhythms. With Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum) at the mixing desk in Portugal’s Serra de Sintra, (known to the Romans as “The Mountains of the Moon”) the area’s lush landscape and powerful lunar energies exerted a strong influence on the vibe and sonic texture of the album.

On embracing disco as an inspiration, Yamada says, “It’s something we hadn’t referenced in our music before, but its core concepts really align with what we were circling around as we made the album. Disco is dance music, first and foremost, and we were digging our way into the idea of this endless dance of bodies in nature. We were also very inspired by the space and community of a disco – a space of free self-expression through dance, fashion, and mode of being; where everyone was welcome, diversity was celebrated, and identity could be fluid; where the life force that animates each of us differently could flower.” 

DINKED EDITION 22
Tropical Fuck Storm
‘Braindrops’ (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Due 23.8.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £23.99

  • Limited exclusive edition of 500
  • Highlighter Yellow & Electric Blue split-colour vinyl
  • Includes bonus 7” featuring a Missy Elliott cover
  • Numbered
  • Includes download

Highly anticipated second album, 1.5 years after their critically acclaimed debut LP. Featuring members of the now-defunct band The Drones.

Recommend If You Like: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Nick Cave, The Slits, Protomartyr, The Drones, Gang of Four, IDLES.

“I’ve invented fake news as a genre of music,” Gareth Liddiard observes with a laugh. Heʼs talking about “Maria 63”, the closing track on Tropical Fuck Stormʼs sophomore LP ‘Braindrops’. The song takes aim at the once-marginalized alt-right conspiracy theories that now seem to be a driving force behind the rise of fascism in global politics. “It may be the most stupid song ever written,” Liddiard jokes. Heʼs wrong, “Maria 63” is emblematic of Tropical Fuck Stormʼs keen ability to mine the extreme edge of pop cultureʼs periphery for potent musical and conceptual spice.

Tropical Fuck Storm were formed around 2017 in the city of Melbourne, Victoria along Australiaʼs south-eastern coast. The band released their debut long-player A Laughing Death in Meatspace on Joyful Noise Recordings in 2018. Each of the bandʼs four members bring considerable experience to the group. Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin were part of the long-running and critically-acclaimed act The

Drones, while Erica Dunn and Lauren Hammel have performed in a variety of well-received projects. Perhaps itʼs that wealth of rock and roll experience that allows Tropical Fuck Storm to so expertly deconstruct and distort the genreʼs norms. “Everything we do, we try to do it in a weird way. The whole album is full of weird beats, and just weird shit everywhere,” Liddiard explains. He cites Doc at

the Radar Station-era Captain Beefheart as a key sonic touchstone, and Braindrops certainly shares the Captainʼs penchant for pounding abstract grooves. Tropical Fuck Storm have achieved a uniquely off-kilter sound on Braindrops

Liddiard partly credits this to the groupʼs use of unconventional equipment, “We use lots of techno gear to make rock and roll because rock and roll gear is boring, and all sounds like Led Zeppelin.” Liddiardʼs own description of Tropical Fuck Stormʼs sound is nearly as interesting and evocative as the music itself. He describes the LPʼs title track as “Fela Kuti in a car crash,” and talks of creating a sonic atmosphere that “sounds like chloroform smells” for “Maria 62”. A recurring theme on Braindrops concerns the various ways the human brain can be manipulated and controlled for exploitative gain. The bracing “The Planet of Straw Men” is a study of human behavior inside the

social media comments section, a place where otherwise reasonable people are seen gleefully engaging in psychotic chest-thumping rhetoric. Listening to Braindrops is a jarring and exhilarating experience, full of pulsating grooves, dissonant experimentation, and unsettling dystopian plot-lines.

Braindrops is an unrelenting work, from an unrelenting musical ensemble. “Tropical Fuck Storm is a full on thing,” Liddiard offers. “Everything we do, we do it to death.”

DINKED EDITION 21
HERE LIES MAN
No Ground To Walk Upon‘ (RidingEasy Records)
Due 16.8.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £27.99

• Limited to 400 copies
• Exclusive colour pressing (opaque purple with yellow swirl)

• Custom Tote Bag with Band/Dinked/Label Logo On it
• Custom Here Lies Man Patch
• Signed 8 x 12 Band Photo
• Hand-numbered

Here Lies Man took the music world by storm in 2017 with their self-titled debut positing the intriguing hypothesis: What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?

Since that time, Here Lies Man has expanded and expounded upon their sound and ideas of heavy riff rock and psych within the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave. The L.A. based band comprised of Antibalas members have toured relentlessly over the past 2 years, while also releasing a second album, You Will Know Nothing and an EP, Animal Noises, both in 2018.

No Ground to Walk Upon is their third album, due in August 2019. It continues with an ongoing concept of HLM playing the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, with each song being a scene. The lead single “Clad in Silver” is the soundtrack snippet of a journey to the imaginary place called home, which can never be arrived at. With every step, the character imagines getting closer, but it is a hallucination that fades in and out of perception.

DINKED EDITION 20
KINDNESS
Something Like A War‘ (Female Energy )
Due 6.9.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £26.99

  • Limited pressing of just 400 copies
  • Exclusive yellow vinyl.
  • Three exclusive, signed art prints.
  • Individually hand numbered.

“Kindness returns with their third full length album titled “Something Like A War” set for release on 6 September, 2019. The album is a culmination of years spent collaborating with the likes of Robyn, Jazmine Sullivan, Seinabo Sey and Cosima among many others. Produced entirely by Bainbridge, the record is a collection of works representing a period of reflection and transformation over the course of 4 years following their second record “Otherness.” Now based in London, the album was recorded in several locations, while Kindness was primarily based in New York during the writing and recording of the album. Following a series of select shows in June, Kindness will embark on a world tour in late 2019 with a new live band.”

Kindness, who uses they/them pronouns, has remained busy since Otherness, working across several projects: they co-produced five tracks on Solange’s album A Seat at the Table, and contributed production, writing, and vocals to Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound and Negro Swan albums in addition to production on Robyn’s latest album Honey. A sought-after DJ, radio host, writer, collaborator, and lecturer on everything from musical craft and heritage to queerness and history, they’ve spent the last several years performing as a DJ at venues across the world, from Palais de Tokyo to the Guggenheim Museum, hosted their own radio show on Red Bull Radio in 2016 and 2017, lectured at the Boiler Room in New Delhi and moderated Robyn’s Red Bull Music Academy lecture at MOMA in New York. They were recently featured in Solange’s Calvin Klein advertisement, shot by Willy Vanderperre, alongside friends Dev Hynes, Kelela and Caroline Polachek.

DINKED EDITION 19
BLANCK MASS
‘Animated Violence Mild’ (Sacred Bones)

DINKED EDITION LP: £29.99

  • Exclusive numbered edition of 500 units only
  • Exclusive “blood red” coloured vinyl
  • Exclusive tote bag
  • Exclusive Sticker
  • Exclusive print

“In this post-industrial, post-enlightenment religion of ourselves, we have mani­fested a serpent of consumerism which now coils back upon us. It seduces us with our own bait as we betray the better instincts of our nature and the future of our own world. We throw ourselves out of our own garden. We poison ourselves to the edges of an endless sleep.

Animated Violence Mild was written throughout 2018, at Blanck Mass’ studio outside of Edinburgh.

These eight tracks are the diary of a year of work steeped in honing craft, self-discovery, and grief – the latter of which reared its head at the final hurdle of producing this record and created a whole separate narrative: grief, both for what I have lost personally, but also in a global sense, for what we as a species have lost and handed over to our blood-sucking counterpart, consumer­ism, only to be ravaged by it.

I believe that many of us have willfully allowed our survival instinct to become engulfed by the snake we birthed. Animated — brought to life by humankind. Violent — insurmountable and wild beyond our control. Mild — delicious.

This is perhaps the most concise body of work I have written to date. Having worked extensively throughout my musical life with dramatics, narrative, and ‘melody against all odds’, these tracks are the most direct and honest yet. The level of articulation in these tracks surpasses anything I have utilized before.”  -Benjamin John Power

DINKED EDITION 18
B BOYS
DUDU‘ (Captured Tracks)
Due 26.7.19

 

DINKED EDITI
ON LP: £17.99

  • Exclusive 180g gold vinyl
  • Exclusive Dinked Obi strip
  • Hand numbered pressing of 300

New York’s B Boys (Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, Britton Walker) find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting.

Across two acclaimed releases on Captured Tracks—2016’s No Worry No Mind EP and 2017’s debut full-length Dada—B Boys explore solitude and self-reflection through sharp, high-energy shouts and melodic mediations. Now, the sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band’s highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn, and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara) to be released on July 26, 2019.

B Boys have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, supporting acts such as Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Shame, Sunflower Bean, and Thee Oh Sees.

Influenced by The Clash, Wire, and Talking Heads, Dudu finds B Boys picking up where they left off, pondering quotidien grievances while examining the bigger picture. On tracks like “Cognitive Dissonance” and “Automation,” subtle tensions meet agonizing pressure that softly build, then explode. “I Want,” featuring Pill’s Veronica Torres, is a bright, feel-good critique of capitalism and greed.

There’s a lot of noise in the world, but what are we actually saying? On Dudu, B Boys take time to laugh, scream and chant their way through the absurdity of it all.

DINKED EDITION 17
TYCHO
Weather‘ (Mom + Pop x Ninja Tune)
Due 12.7.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £18.99

  • Limited to 350 Copies
  • Worldwide exclusive pink coloured vinyl.
  • Exclusive signed 12 x 12” print & hand-numbered inner print.
  • + download

The highly anticipated release of Tycho’s fifth studio album “Weather” is an exciting progression from his previous output, with most of the new tracks being vocal lead, while still retaining the signature Tycho sound. The sonic shift is enhanced by collaborations with two young exciting new voices, 23 year-old singer-songwriter rum.gold based in NYC and vocalist Saint Sinner who will be joining the live band following their time in the studio. The release will see Ninja Tune and Mom + Pop (Flume, FKJ, Courtney Barnett) partner up for this exciting new chapter in the artist’s career.

DINKED EDITION 16
BABii
“HiiDE” (DEATH WALTZ ORIGINALS)
Due 5.7.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £24.99
• Numbered edition of 450
• 180g clear vinyl with white splatter
• exclusive Dinked Edition sleeve – Holographic card with white typography and debossed
illustration
• Exclusive Dinked sticker sheet
• Exclusive Dinked insert
• tracing paper obi strip
• download card

£24.99 Released Friday 5th July 2019 Death Waltz Originals presents BABii – HiiDE

Debut album by electronic producer BABii co-produced by Adrian Sherwood (On-U-
Sound system). BABii produces incredibly forward thinking electro tinged pop/R&B which
features skittering beats and incredibly thick, layered synths with heavy bass with a semi
industrial feel to them. The lyrics are dark yet the vocals are sweet. Despite its incredible
pop hooks the whole LP drips with an undercurrent of darkness. BABii wowed SXSW this
year playing 8 shows in 7 days and being compared to everyone from Grimes to FKA
Twigs and while those comparisons give you a jumping off point they also feel lazy as
BABii definitely inhabits her own unique world and Death Waltz Originals are very excited
to give you your first dive into it.“What sets the BABii project apart – the album, the aesthetic, the sonics and
the GLOO community – is the uniform attention to detail; the pursuit for
perfection, even when the tools to achieve it aren’t automatically to hand.”
Loud & Quiet“we’re swept into BABii’s glitzy lair, where the beat is in our bones, the
perfectly pitched chimes have infested in our mind, and there’s no going
back.” The 405“it’s a sumptuously textured slice of electro-pop, with glimmers of pre-Art
Angels (pre-Elon) Grimes in its measured introductory notes and fairy-like
vocal” Line of Best Fit“These clandestine sessions yielded a thrilling thing: weaving urban
electronica and cool, wafting vocals that veer between sombre and sweet.”
Aesthetica Magazine“Startling, wholly unique electronic pop, her work drifts between art galleries
and clubs, shifting context while retaining that vivid voice.” Clash
“Synths dance around snapping, ultra-tight percussion and vocal chops,
generating the ultimate beautiful-meets-banger vibe” Nest

 

DINKED EDITION 15
JESCA HOOP
Stonechild” (Memphis Industries Ltd)
Due
5.7.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £23.99

  • Mirror board sleeve
  • Signed 12 x 12 lyrical scrawl art print, by Jesca
  • White and black 180g marble vinyl
  • An exclusive flexidisc featuring non-album song “Waking Andreas”
  • Numbered

A culmination of life and musical experience, uncompromising in its vision, STONECHILD, the new studio album from Jesca Hoop is a self-described “compassion project.”
Released on July 5th by Memphis Industries, STONECHILD is Hoop refined and defined. Beautiful, subtle and stark, her fifth album, the follow up to 2017’s highly acclaimed ‘Memories Are Now’, is her best yet.

Despite being a long-term resident of Manchester, Hoop, has until now, returned to her native California to record. This time round however, “it was” according to Hoop “time to step out of my comfort zone, my safe place”, venturing south to Bristol to team up with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit). Parish’s minimal and purist approach helped clarify Hoop in her ideas and subtly yet effectively realigning her sound. The simplified arrangements draw focus to the fundamental sophistication of the songs.

While Hoop’s trademark finger-plucked guitar and ethereal textures remain, the songs and their presentation are ever more direct. Parish “was a gentle collaborator until he killed one of my darlings” Hoop jests. “I’ve never been so brutally edited, and I wasn’t shy about expressing my discomfort at the sight of my work on the cutting room floor. He said, you will forgive me, and in some way, I think I actually enjoyed that treatment…being stripped back to the bare basics…albeit painfully”. STONECHILD ventures further into fresh territory with other voices joining the narrative, with Kate Stables (aka This is the Kit) Rozi Plain and Lucius singing the choruses and expanding the sensual depth of the sonic bloom.

STONECHILD, Hoop says, is intended to “wrap its arms around our human planet spinning in its increasingly precarious wobble”. These rich and curious songs derived from themes of our troubled times speak Hoop’s heart and mind from her empathetic yet tough loving centre point. With writing so fluid, so natural the result is an album where everything is truly meant.

DINKED EDITION 10
KEVIN MORBY
“Oh My God” (Dead Oceans)
Due 26.4.19

DINKED EDITION LP:£24.99

+ exclusive opaque red vinyl 2LP + download
+ bespoke art (different coloured lettering)
+ bonus CD
+ numbered
+ 12 x 12″ print
+ Limited to 500 copies

Also available
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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAN7DdKaGw

DINKED EDITION 09
W. H. Lung
“Incidental Music” (Melodic Recordings)
Due 5.4.19

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

Also available: 
CD: £9.99
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.”

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DINKED EDITION 08 – FLAMINGODS
‘Levitation’ (Moshi Moshi)
Due 3.5.19

DINKED EDITION LP : £21.99

  • Exclusive glitter gold vinyl
  • exclusive Embossed sleeve
  • signed & numbered 12 x 12 art print
  • very limited 400 pressing

Also available: 
CD: £9.99
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.

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DINKED EDITION 07 – ROZI PLAIN
‘What A Boost’ (Memphis Industries)
due 5.4.19

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)
  • numbered
  • signed
  • very limited 300 pressing
    RRP: £24.99

Also available:
CD: £9.99
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.  

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DINKED EDITION 06 – SNAPPED ANKLES
Stunning Luxury’ [The Leaf Label]
DUE 1.3.19

DINKED EDITION LP: £19.99
Exclusive gold vinyl + additional gold & foiled third outer sleeve, pink outer sleeve,
gold inner sleeve, hand-numbered + sticker + CD

Also available:
CD: £9.99
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…