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Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade EastThere's never an occasion when Fleetwood Mac isn't appropriate. I've heard their tunes mixed into house sets at parties and people still go mental for it. The breadth of their work and evolution as a band is legendary. Surprisingly, they didn't have Rumours in stock which would have been my first choice, so decided to go for this compilation which I'm incredibly fond of. There's something brilliant about a good compilation, especially when you’re first introduced to a historic act with a huge back catalog. In my teens, Bjork’s Greatest Hits and Kate Bush's The Whole Story started my fascination and love for both artists. This Fleetwood compilation was a big one for me in my early 20s. Whenever I hear it, it takes me back to the happiest of days travelling with friends. The song 'Dreams' is probably up there in my top 10 songs of all time.

Daniel

Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade EastTom Waits - Alice: This album became one of my favourites when I first heard it around 2005. It is the sound of taking opiates at an apocalyptic carnival. The majority of the songs were originally written for a play directed by Robert Wilson which was about Lewis Carrol and Alice Liddell. To me it is both musically and lyrically captivating — it’s somewhere between a dream world and a total nightmare.

Dom

Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade EastScreamadelica is one of those records that keeps giving you something fresh, no matter how many times you’ve played it. The production inspired me to search for where genres can cross paths to create something that sounds new.

Arthur

Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade EastJohn Martyn - Solid Air: I got into John Martyn when I was about seventeen and devouring anything recorded between 1967-75. This is one of the standout records from that era for me and iI still give it a spin from time to time. It's on Solid Air t hat Martyn really starts to experiment and push his style in new directions, breaking beyond his folk sensibilities into transportive atmospheric widescreens. The production still feels way ahead of its time, crystal clear and intimate. Complex fingerpicked guitar with layers of woozy Echoplex soaked jazz and droning double bass lines encase Martyn’s vocal, which is exceptional throughout. He somehow sounds both vulnerable and strong, lulling away like a drunken angel.

HÆLOS's new album, Any Random Kindness, is out now. Watch their excellent KEXP studio performance below.

Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East
Record Shopping with Haelos @ Rough Trade East