Kitchens of Distinction Vinyl Reissues Coming Soon

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Kitchens of Distinction Vinyl Reissues

Cult favorite post-punk band Kitchens of Distinction burned fast and bright, releasing four excellent and atmospheric LPs between the period of 1989-1994. The band's first self-released single, "The Last Gasp Death Shuffle," landed them a deal with British indie label One Little Indian. Their first singles for the label -- "Prize" and "The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule" -- made their way onto NME's 1992 list of the 100 Best Indie Singles Ever. Unabashedly political, the band were shoegaze before there was shoegaze, with an out-and-proud frontman. Although they didn't always get the props they deserved then, four new reissues coming January 19, 2018 should go a long way toward introducing the band to fans of swirling guitars, passionate vocals, and clever lyrics.

You can pre-order them now at and they'll ship for free to the U.S.!

Love Is Hell

Love Is Hell (1989)

Unavailable on vinyl since its original 1989 pressing, Kitchens of Distinction's debut LP earned the band comparisons to Echo & the Bunnymen and The Chameleons. The album has a rawer punk feel than the band's later output

Strange Free World

Strange Free World (1991)

Considered one of the band's career highpoints, Strange Free World landed at #45 on the UK album charts. The band worked with producer Hugh Jones (Echo & the Bunnymen, The Sound) on this ambitious, acclaimed LP.

The Death of Cool

The Death of Cool (1992)

Darker and gloomier than its predecessors, many fans consider the band's third LP to be its zenith. Kitchens of Distinction returned to the studio with Hugh Jones once again for the album sessions, creating a post-punk masterpiece that ranks among the very best.

Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens (1994)

Unavailable since its original 1994 pressing, Cowboys & Aliens was recorded at Pete Bartlett's (Lush, Therapy) Radio King studio. The band's final release until their 2013 reunion LP Folly.

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