Friday, 8 December 2017

Our top 50 albums of 2017

Our Top 50 is purely based on sales which we think is the best reflection of our shops DNA.
Everyone will have their own favourites and thats the way it should be.There were so many other great titles in 2017. Anyway, here is our top 50, below this you will find best sellers on other formats.

TOP 50 ALBUMS

1. Paul Draper-Spooky Action
2, Jane Weaver-Modern Kosmology
3. Moon Duo-Occult Architecture Vol.1
4. Goat-Fuzzed in Europe
5. Public Service Broadcasting-Every Valley
6. Moon Duo-Occult Architecture Vol.2
7. Radiohead-OKNOTOK
8. LCD Soundsystem-American Dream
9. Steven Wilson-To the bone
10.Mogwai- Every Countrys Sun
11.Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds-Who Built the Moon? 
12.Robert Plant-Carry Fire
13.Liam Gallagher-As you were
14.Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats-Vol.1
15.Michael Head And the Red Elastic Band-Adios Senor Pussycat
16.Kraftwerk-The Catalogue 3D
17.Morrissey-Low in high school
18.Queens of the Stoneage-Villains
19.The War on Drugs-A deeper understanding
20.Oh Sees-Orc
21.Royal Blood-How did we get so dark
22.The Fall-New Facts Emerge
23.King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizzard-Murder of the Universe
24.The XX-I See you
25.King Gizzard with the Mild High Club-Sketches of Brunswick East
26.Aldous Harding-Party
27.Goldfrapp-Silver Eye
28.The National-Sleep Well Beast.
29.Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 
30.Godspeed!You Black Emperor-Luciferian Towers
31.The White Stripes-The complete Peel sessions
32.Arcade Fire-Everything Now
33.Gorillaz-Humanz
34.Pond-The Weather
35.Jesus and The Mary Chain-Damage and Joy
36.Blackfield - Blackfield V
37.King Gizzard and the Wizzard Lizard-Flying Microtonal Banana
38.Temples-Volcano
39.Brian Eno-Reflection
40.Graeme Miller&Steve Shill-The Moomins
41.Ty Segall-Ty Segall
42.Foo Fighters-Concrete and Gold
43.Sleater Kinney-Live in Paris
44.Hawkwind-Into the Woods
45.Gentle Giant-Three piece suite
46.Fleet Foxes-Crack Up
47.Anathema-The Optimist
48.Father John Misty-Pure Comedy
49.The Charlatans-Different Days
50.Thundercat-Drunk

*All titles above had 2017 release dates on vinyl.


Top Selling Compilation
Can-Singles

Top Selling 7 inch
The Smiths-The Queen is Dead (pic disc)

Top Selling 10 inch single
Pye Corner Audio-The Spiral

Top Selling 12 inch
David Bowie-No Plan EP

Top Selling OST
Angelo Badalamenti-Twin Peaks

Top Selling LP Re-issue
The Beatles-Sgt Peppers

Top selling Vinyl Boxset
The Smith-The Queen is Dead

Top Selling CD
Paul Draper-Spooky Action

Top Selling CD boxset
Kraftwerk-The Catalogue 3D

Top Selling Cassette
LCD Soundsystem-American Dream

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas opening hours

DECEMBER
Mon.   18th   10am–2pm
Tues.  19th   10am-2pm 
Wed.   20th   10.30am–4pm
Thurs. 21st   10.30am–4pm
Friday 22nd   10.30am–4pm
Sat.   23rd   10.30am–4pm
XMAS EVE (Sunday) - CLOSED
XMAS DAY - CLOSED
BOXING DAY – CLOSED
Wednesday 27th – CLOSED
Thursday 28th – CLOSED
Friday 29th – CLOSED 
Sat.30th    10am–4pm
JANUARY
Usual hours from  Wed. 3rd  January

Monday, 27 November 2017

Open Tuesday night - Xmas lights switch on

This Tuesday 28th November sees the switch on Mold Christmas Lights, we will be opening the shop 4pm till 8pm with free 'Light Refreshments/nibbles' so if you are in Town feel free to pop in. The lights are switched on in Town at 6pm.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Record Fairs update

Thanks so much for the tremendous support at our Record Fair yesterday in Mold. Bitterly cold day with frequent hail showers but it didnt deter Fair goers and it was a great finale to our Record Fair calendar. We will return with more Record Fairs in 2018. Our shop also had its busiest day to date with the exception of Record Store Days.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Black Friday update

Our shop will open at 7.30am this Friday 24th November for BLACK FRIDAY. All incoming titles will be listed and priced on our Website RSD page . One title that wont be making it is the RUSH 7 inch, this is due to a shipping problem and looks like non will be available in the UK for the day.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Record Fair Saturday 25th November

Join us for our last RECORD FAIR of 2017 this coming Saturday 25th November. 23 stalls at the Daniel Owen Community Centre,MOLD ,10am-4pm.
Our shop on New Street will also be open on the day.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Opening times update

Please note that today THURSDAY we are closing an hour early at 3pm, Opening times are as usual Friday and Saturday. We will also announce our Christmas Opening times very soon.

Friday, 10 November 2017

6 Music T Shirt Day

Today is BBC 6 Musics T shirt day so put on your favourite T and send a pic and track request to @BBC6Music ASAP to get on their playlist for the event.

Friday, 3 November 2017

RECORD STORE DAY 2018 - our first reveal

We are very happy to announce that SENDELICA the Instrumental Psych,Space,rock band from West Wales (whose work blends early psychedelic outings, occasional heavy riffing, and electronic ambient musings) will be playing for us in MOLD as part of our Record Store Day event next April.Sendelica conspicuously wear their influences on their sleeves and their music has been described as blending the hypnotic pulse of Can, the impressionistic atmospherics of Pink Floyd, the motorized proto punk of Neu!, the space patrolling guitar pyrotechnics of Jimi Hendrix and the otherworldly ambiences of The Orb.The band have also collaborated with various musicians, artists, film makers and performers over the years.
Its a while off yet but already buzzing about this.
Record Store Day 2018 is Saturday 21st April, more details in the coming Months.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Havin' a day off, back Thursday 26th October

Shop closed for one day this Wednesday (Oct 25th) back open THURSDAY with some great releases coming in for Friday!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Record Fair thanks

Thanks to everyone for venturing out to our Record Fair today despite the threat of storm Brian (which thankfully didnt happen in Fair time). As always enjoyed our trip to Connahs Quay Civic Hall.
You can now view our Physical Newsletters that our handed out at the Fairs. The latest issue (75) from todays Record Fair is now on our Website . Just head to the RECORD FAIRS page where you will see a link to a PDF version of the Newsletter. We thought this maybe of use for those who couldnt make it to the Fair or didnt manage to pick one up on the day.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Record Fair- plus Cafe

All set up for tomorrows RECORD FAIR at Connahs Quay Civic Hall 10am-4pm . Note that the Civic Cafe will also be open from 10am serving refreshments, snacks and hot food.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Next Record Fair-Connahs Quay

Just to confirm that our next, and biggest Record Fair of the Year is at Connahs Quay Civic Hall on Saturday 21st October 10am till 4pm.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Vinyl night Friday 29th September

Usual venue, Queens Head pub in Mold, 8pm till late a chance to spin your own vinyl on professional decks, the night is organised by HALCYON DREAMS. We will be there.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Shop closed Friday and Saturday this week

We have a stall at THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE festival on Hawarden Estate this Weekend which means our shop will be closed Friday and Saturday 15th and 16th September.
We will back to usual hours next Wednesday. If you have anything reserved either pop in today (Thursday) or next week . All reservations are put aside for collection .
See you soon.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Vinyl still rains

Great turnout for todays Record Fair in Mold despite probably the wettest day we have had for one of our Fairs since we stated in 2006. Your support is very much appreciated. Next stop for our Fairs is Connahs Quay Civic Hall on Saturday 21st October.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Record Fair - September 9th in Mold

The next VOD Music Record Fair is this coming Saturday 9th September at the Daniel Owen Community Centre,MOLD.23 stalls on the day with the event running from 10am through till 4pm. Our Record shop on New Street will also be open for the duration of the Fair.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Great news for Spooky Action

Paul Drapers album entered this weeks UK charts at No.19 with him taking No.4 in the vinyl charts. An amazing achievement for Paul and Kscope they must be over the moon.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Great day today with Paul Draper

Many thanks to Paul Draper and the great support for todays album signing at the shop.
Such a nice guy, Spooky Action is now our No.1 selling vinyl (and CD) of the year!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Paul Draper at our shop this Sunday

PAUL DRAPER-SPOOKY ACTION SIGNING SESSION
At our shop this Sunday 13th August 1pm.For those who have pre ordered just pick up from counter on the day, or if you have collected before the day just bring back on Sunday and Paul will sign it for you.Anyone who has already pre ordered elsewhere feel free to come down to meet Paul for a chat on the day.We will have extra Vinyl/CDs and boxset (limited numbers) so just ask instore while stocks last and get a copy signed.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Opening times/Paul Draper this week

Slight change to usual opening times, just for THIS week.
Wednesday 9th August   10am-2pm
Thursday   10th August  CLOSED
Friday        11th August  10.30am-4pm
Saturday     12th August  10.30am-4pm
Sunday       13th August   1pm PAUL DRAPER  SIGNING SESSION*

*Shop will open approx an hour before signing session and stay open for as long as it takes.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Bromborough Record Fair thanks

Our first visit to Bromborough Civic Centre for todays Record Fair was an amazing success, we cant thank everyone enough for making it a very special trip to the Wirral.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

New RECORD FAIR Saturday 29th July

We have a brand new Record Fair this Saturday 29th July.
RECORD & CD FAIR
Saturday 29th July 10am till 4pm
BROMBOROUGH
Civic Centre,
Allport Lane CH62 7HR
Vinyl,CDs,DVDs,Memorabilia
28 stalls, large,spacious venue.
FREE ADMISSION with FREE PARKING next to venue.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Paul Draper Instore at our shop

SUNDAY 13th AUGUST - 1PM
PAUL DRAPER-SIGNING INSTORE AT OUR SHOP
Exciting stuff - very happy to announce that Paul Draper will be signing copies of his new album at our shop on Sunday 13th August at 1pm. His amazing 'SPOOKY ACTION' debut album is released that Weekend,Great opportunity for you to meet Paul in person on the day.
'Over the Moon' to be chosen as one of the selected shops in the UK hosting signing sessions.
We will be opening up especially to greet Paul, former frontman of Mansun – one of the most iconic bands of the late ’90s.His new album is just what his loyal fans have been waiting for and is destined to create massive interest.Paul Draper plays a previously announced, sold out tour of the UK in September with a full live band that includes regular studio collaborator The Anchoress.So if you are free join us on the 13th August at 1pm, given the size of our shop could possibly the be one of the smallest UK Instore album signings!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Electronic Sound Magazine

We are now stocking the excellent ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE . Concentrating on the BUNDLE EDITIONS. Because these are quite limited they have been listed on our Website Online Store, should you want the latest edition or reserve future copies ahead of publication just let us know.
ISSUE 31
Magazine, Vinyl and Digital Compilation Bundle. 7 inch single features Looped For Pleasures,City Lights Edit and I Monsters,Arp ,Long Live The Avatar, PLUS a 13 track download album that takes a journey through the underbelly of Sheffield past, featuring acts including Vice Versa, Im So Hollow, They Must Be Russians, 2.3 and more.

Our copies will be sold at £9 , current RRP is £9.99

Monday, 3 July 2017

Next stop Bromborough

Bromborough Record Fair at the Civic Centre, Bromborough Village.FREE ENTRY 10am till 4pm on Saturday 29th July. Minimum of 28 Stalls on the day.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Thanks to Denbigh

Many thanks to all who made the trip to our Record Fair today and the people of Denbigh who always make us feel so welcome.Hope to be back there in 2018.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Record Fair this Satuday 10th June

We return to Denbigh Town Hall this Saturday 10th June for our annual visit to the Town.
Top Record dealers will be attending with music on all formats.Vinyl,CDs and DVDs plus Merchandise,Memorabilia and Used Hi Fi Stall.
All Stalls taken for what is a must for collectors of real music and bargain hunters.
The Fair runs from 10am until 4pm and is FREE ENTRY to all.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Closed Thursday 1st June

Open till 4pm today, note SHOP CLOSED tomorrow Thursday 1st June but back to usual opening times on Friday 2nd June.

Friday, 26 May 2017

The latest, Fairs and Shop

Our next Record Fair is now very close, Saturday 10th June at Denbigh Town Hall.
All stalls booked for the day, FREE entry to all with onsite Cafe.Parking is also
nearby. This historic venue is an amazing space offering plenty of room for Dealers and
visitors and as always we really look forward to our annual visit to the Town.
With Record Store Day now a happy memory and pressing plants returning to usual duties
 new releases at the shop are now coming thick and fast so keep an eye on our Online Store page.Any RSD leftovers (and thats not many) have been added to our racks and Online store.
We hope to be attending a RSD debrief meeting in Manchester sometime in August, this is a chance for participating Independent Record shops to meet the UK organisers and Labels with a view to looking forward to the next one,any relevant feedback will be relayed back to you afterwards.
We have an undisclosed iconic reissue in our racks today, advertising,social media coverage and online sale of this title was not permitted so in the true spirit of this we are not listing it on our Website but will be stocking what we have from today. It will be first come first served at the shop and when they are gone they are gone.
Here is an update on our current top selling vinyl of 2017, so many amazing albums already,

1.Jane Weaver-Modern Kosmology
2.Moon Duo-Occult Architecture Vol.1 
3.Moon Duo-Occult Architecture Vol.2
4..The XX-I See you
5.Gorillaz-Humanz .
6.Pond-The Weather .
7.Jesus and The Mary Chain-Damage and Joy
8.Blackfield - Blackfield V
9.King Gizzard and the Wizzard Lizard-Flying Microtonal Banana
10.Goldfrapp-Silver Eye

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Lavender Sweep Cassettes

From this this coming Friday we will be stocking LAVENDER SWEEP cassettes, an exciting new DIY cassette label based in Swansea, UK. LAVENDER SWEEP Label Specialise in shoegaze, ambient, indie pop, new wave, lo fi and punk. LID - SUBMARINE DEVOTION - limited edition cassette album which is released 19th May
will be added to our Pre Order page today along with another release by the SUNS EP which was released in April.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Latest Shindig! now in...

Earlier than publication date but slightly later than we anticipated due to a logistics delay,but now in the latest issue of SHINDIG! magazine.Issue 67.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Back open 27th April

Shop back open on THURSDAY this week, Closed on Wednesday 26th April .

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Whats left after RSD

Head to our RSD page to see RSD titles still available.

Shop open Sunday 23rd April and...

We will be open 11am till 2pm today Sunday 23rd April sort of post RSD sort out instore. Please note we are having a day off this Wednesday but resume normal opening times Thursday 27th April.

RSD thanks

Thanks for the tremendous support for RSD, it was an amazing day made special by ALL who participated from everyone who visited the shop to Fair goers and of course Elfin Bow and Torpa who supplied the excellent Live music at the Daniel Owen Community Centre.
Heres to next year....

Friday, 21 April 2017

RSD tips

RSD TIPS.
*Make a list of wants and prices and bring it with you, easy to forget once in the shop.
*Have a few alternatives as RSD titles are extremely limited to ALL shops.
*Albums/ 10 & 12" singles instore will be A-Z, note for example IGGY POP will be I, Jimmy Page J.
*7" singles will be A-Z located in existing CD shelves for the day.
*If you have a smart phone or tablet check our RSD list before entering shop (will not be updated until next day).
*1 of each title up to max of 10 but OK to rejoin any queue there may be or pop back later.
*Wear suitable clothing , keep warm and dry.Check Weather in advance.
*First 20 to shop will receive FREE Fred Perry designer RSD tote bag, with additional Freebies for first few.
*Most of all enjoy the day, it's a celebration of real music for real music fans.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

RSD setup

Setting up for RSD event tomorrow so shop closed...BACK OPEN 9am on RSD. Keep watching our Website RSD page as final list will be completed by tomorrow night.
See you Saturday Morning.

Monday, 17 April 2017

The Leader page 6 today

Great to see Record Store Day feature in todays local press (THE LEADER-page 6).

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Free exclusive RSD tote bags

The first 20 visitors to the shop on RSD will receive FREE exclusive FRED PERRY designed RSD tote bags, plus additional FREEBIES for the first few.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

A week till RSD

Record Store Day is now just 7 days away. Visit our RSD page for full info.
Also listen out for special coverage on BBC 6 Music this week.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Additional Record Fair for 2017

Make a note.,we will be revisting CONNAHS QUAY CIVIC HALL with a (just confirmed) RECORD FAIR on Saturday 21st October 2017.
All other Record Fair dates on our Website FAIRS page,next one as you know is Saturday April 22nd in Mold

Monday, 27 March 2017

RSD arrivals update

This week we continue to list many more titles due in for RECORD STORE DAY so keep checking our Website RSD page. All will be expected in and if any non arrivals they will be removed from our RSD page before the event so you know exactly what will be instore.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Order RSD 2017 turntable

You can now order (for collection on RSD*) from our Website:
RSD 2017 - 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Planar1/RP3 Hybrid
Brand new Rega Planar 1 RB110 tonearm.P3 main bearing,sub-platter assembly ,Hi quality low vibration 24v motor,RP3 Glass Platter.and plinth RSD 2017 livery,RSD 2017 mat and branded lid badgeRega Carbon moving magnet cartridge.A limited number of turntables signed by musicians. * No need to join queue if ONLY Turntable required, collect anytime on RSD .Amazing piece of kit and great value!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Record Store Day Announcement

We so happy to announce our Live Music for this Years Record Store Day.

ELFIN BOW - Pastoral Psych and traditional folk
"Lyrically astute,melodically inventive, pure singing tones" Shindig! Magazine (March 2017)
"fairy tale experience for grown ups"

TORPA-Originality encompassing Ambient, Krautrock and Psych
"Immerse yourself in Electronica"
DATAMOSH will be providing visuals for Torpa set

Both will be playing for us at the Daniel Owen Community Centre on RSD, where you can also visit our Record Fair and hear the 10th Anniversary RSD REGA P1/P3 hybrid demonstrated by BLUE AURA who also be displaying their Valve amps. There will be a VIDEO SHORTS room with enlightening short films related to the love of music formats.
Our Record shop will open at 9am on the day with those exclusive RSD titles with our RSD
event commencing at 9.30am . Set times and full details of all activities will be displayed on
our Website RSD page before the day.Hope you can join us and support the Musicians at the venue on the day-we really appreciate their participation at our event.
RECORD STORE DAY IS SATURDAY 22nd APRIL

Full list of ALL RSD releases can now be found on the Record Store Day UK website.
We will keeping you informed on whats expected in at our shop over the coming days and weeks right up to the day. Can't wait!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

RSD LAUNCH NIGHT

TUESDAY 21st MARCH
To coincide with the press release which is scheduled for 6pm that night we will be opening our shop from 5.30pm till 7pm that evening  with the trusted list in hand and hopefully a playlist supplied by the organisers. Just to get in the mood we will supply some FREE Cheese n Fizz...while it lasts.Our own plans for the day will be also be revealed and will post it online later that night.
Our Website RSD page will be updated regularly up to the big day, so keep an eye on that if you are interested in whats going
to be in our shop for RSD.

Shop Closed Friday 17th March One day only

Our shop is closed this Friday 17th March but BACK OPEN as usual on Saturday.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Thank you

Thanks so much for the amazing turnout today at our Record Fair in Connahs Quay....so good to be back at the Fairs. Our shop will resume this Thursday (note closed on Wednesday 8th March) .Then it's full steam ahead to Record Store Day in April.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Record Fair Cafe

Cafe open at Record Fair tomorrow from 10am with an excellent selection (Hot and Cold). Connahs Quay Civic Hall is all setup and ready to go!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Opening times update

Our shop will close at 2pm on Friday 3rd March to allow setup of our Record Fair which is on the following day at Connahs Quay Civic Hall on Saturday 4th March. Also note our shop will be closed while the Fair is on, would love to be in two places at one time. In addition our shop will resume usual opening times on Thursday 9th March (closed on Wednesday 8th March).

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Record Fair Saturday 4th March

Our first RECORD FAIR of the Year is next Saturday 4th March at Connahs Quay Civic Hall.
Vinyl,CD's,DVD's,used Hi-Fi,Merchandise/Memorabilia plus HALCYON DREAMS and a very special Book signing by Derek Shelmerdine (Rock n Roll Unravelled). Fair runs from 10am-4pm.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017

Record Store Day video launched today

New RECORD STORE DAY video launched today,
anticipation and excitement building,so happy
to be a participating Store for the 10th Anniversary of RSD.

YOUTUBE
https://youtu.be/jK1wUWRwjYI

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Record Fair book signing

BOOK SIGNING at Connahs Quay Record Fair on Saturday 4th March.
ROCK'N 'ROLL UNRAVELLED
The history of rock’n’roll – from its roots to punk rock in the mid-1970s
Author DEREK SHELMERDINE
Derek Grew up in the 1950s and ‘60s .Living in Connahs Quay for many years .An enthusiastic drummer – played in Cleo’s Mood in the 1960s and Rowleys Drive now Worked as a roadie for Pat Travers and Meal Ticket in 1977. Vinyl enthusiast, as a collector and dealer of collectable 1950s, ’60s and ’70s vinyl “Resident rock’n’roll researcher” on a Canadian radio station in 2009.
Derek will be at our Fair all day.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Record Store Day Launch date

RSD product list LAUNCH DAY will be taking place on Tuesday 21st March We will open up the shop at the same time as the list of releases are announced so you will be the first to know which RSD releases are coming out.Print-outs of the list will be instore for you to check out.We will also announce details of our own RSD event for the day in Mold.More on opening times for this ahead of the10th Anniversary launch.
RECORD STORE DAY IS SATURDAY 22nd APRIL

Monday, 6 February 2017

Anniversary sale

To mark our 8 years at the shop we will offering a selection of NEW vinyl titles at just
£8 each or 3 for £20. An eclectic mix of vinyl in a box by the counter. This offer will commence on Wednesday 8th February and end 4pm on Saturday 11th February.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

8 Years in

Its flown by, tomorrow will be 8 years since we opened our Record Shop in Mold on Friday 6th February 2009.Thanks so much for your support its very much appreciated. We couldnt have done it without you.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Record Store Day update

Our shop is now listed on the Official Record Store Day website as a participating Store for the day which is also the 10th Anniversary of the event. Keep an eye on our Website RSD page over the coming weeks for more details.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Theres a Buzz around this release

UNDER THE RADAR.
Just arrived with very little forward knowledge.THE BUZZCOCKS,SPIRAL SCRATCH,..Limited to 300 copies globally, this special edition  Not on our website we just have a couple so be first come first served on this one

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Releases and Restocks

Main releases this week include new albums by the Flaming Lips and the XX, still awaiting Cavern of Anti-Matters-Blood Drums which is out tomorrow. Bowies- Legacy restocked along with a host of titles now up on our Website Online Store. 2017 is shaping up for some epic releases so keep watching.

Thursday, 5 January 2017