Pre-sale of the week: Underworld & Iggy Pop – Teatime Dub Encounters, out 27 July

While overseeing the soundtrack for T2 Trainspotting, Underworld’s Rick Smith arranged a meeting with Iggy Pop in a room at the Savoy Hotel on London’s Strand to discuss working on collaborative music for the film. Their respective tracks ‘Lust For Life’ and ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ had perfectly bookended the first Trainspotting film two decades before.…

Pre-sale of the week: Low – Double Negative, out 14 September

Low turns twenty-five in 2018. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker – the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band’s centre – have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force and emerged as one of music’s most steadfast and vital vehicles for…

Pre-sale of the week: Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt, out 7 September

And Nothing Hurt is the eighth album from Spiritualized, the follow up to 2012’s Sweet Heart, Sweet Light. From the opening lullaby of ‘A Perfect Miracle’ through to the fading Morse code at the close of ‘Sail On Through’, it painstakingly wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create a mesmerizing and…