Friday, 30 December 2011

Last shop standing film

It seems we are to get a mention in the Last Shop Standing film (to be filmed during January 2012 for release early Summer), Graham Jones the author of the book of the same name is overseeing the project, have included some info below.

Last Shop Standing

The fall and resurrection of the independent record store

The Project we would love you to be a part of…..

Last Shop Standing is collaboration between award winning feature film company Blue Hippo Media, and Proper Music Publishing Ltd.

Based on the successful book of the same name, Last Shop Standing will be a 60-minute documentary to be released early summer 2012. It will be a celebration of the unique spirit of comradeship and entrepreneurial ingenuity that has enabled so many shops to keep operating successfully against the backdrop of massive changes in the music industry, the biggest recession in years, the growth of online file sharing and the explosion of choice in music consumption.

Not long ago there was a record shop on every high street, but over 500 independent record stores have closed during the last few years. Record shops were always more than retail outlets, they are part of our culture; they support new bands and local talent. A place for musicians and music fans to congregate, to browse away a few hours, to walk away with music they didntt know existed.

Who will be featured…..

The film will feature appearances by musicians including Norman Cook and Richard Hawley along with industry insiders and record shop owners. The film will celebrate and promote our great independent record stores.

What will happen once the film is completed.......

We will enter Last Shop Standing in a range of national and international documentary film festivals and we are already exploring opportunities for broadcast on both mainstream and cable/satellite channels in both the USA and UK. In addition a DVD will be produced that will be promoted through our extensive network of trade outlets, mailing lists and associated web-sites

Monday, 26 December 2011

Buy featured items from this site

As many will know the BUY FEATURED page of this site has remained dormant since the launch of this website about 6 month's ago, we have promised to get our finger out and at last there is one item up for sale. One item, i hear you say! Well it's a start, after abit of nervous coding I think all looks good. Only new vinyl will be listed intially and we will probably concentrate on FRUITS DE MER items for a trial period. Any payment requires the buyer to have a PAYPAL ACCOUNT, we think for security reasons this is the easiest and most widely used option.

Vinyl makes comeback on Radio

Vinyl is to make a comeback on the radio, for a day.

BBC Radio 6 Music has announced it will be playing only vinyl on New Year's Day.

Most BBC stations phased out vinyl in favour of CDs in the 1990s and the majority now use digital versions of songs.

Presenters Jarvis Cocker and Guy Garvey will be among those dusting off their turntables and Don Letts will be bringing his own seven-inch singles.

But 6 Music bosses have turned the clock back with an "All Vinyl" day to round off a month-long celebration of vinyl.

Station editor Paul Rodgers said: "In a world dominated by digital music, vinyl is a format still close to the hearts of many music lovers and increased sales demonstrate its enduring appeal."

A spokeswoman for the station said: "Listeners can expect rare gems, insights and a few crackles and pops when digital goes analogue for one day only."

Singer-songwriter Richard Hawley will host a show talking to prominent acts such as Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead about the joys and the pitfalls of vinyl.

Dance DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall and singer Cerys Matthews will be joining the vinylfest in their shows.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Awesome end of year party

The Ironworks in Oswestry are hosting a (free entry) end of year party on Friday December 30th 9pm, headed by the AWESOME ZOMBIE ANTS. Bands,DJ's a right good time in prospect at this great venue. The Awesome Zombie Ants also have a really nice red vinyl 12" 5 track EP which just by coincidence we have instore. Electro-rock, it's hard to pigeon hole this great slab of vinyl. Neil Philips of the band also has a side project called SUPERMARKET (also appearing on the night) their CD release is a very clever piece indeed. Sure there will be some on sale at the Ironworks, but if you need a SUPERMARKET CD or AWESOME ZOMBIE ANTS album,APPENDECTOMY (on CD) just let me know.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Happy Christmas we bear Fruits

The latest Fruits de mer releases are in stock at our shop (but me thinks not for long).
If you have already reserved, fear not. But the latest batch of releases , 3 in total are flying of the global shelves at a great rate of knots. For full details of their releases go to our links page and click on the FRUITS link.
Just like to thank everyone for their support during 2011 (shop and Fairs) things are still going pretty well schhhh....fingers crossed for 2012. For those on the mailing list, a post due very soon with some additional info. A Very Merry Christmas to all and a Very Happy New Year.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Mugstar release...more info

*Green vinyl. Edition of 800* Following up their 'Lime' album for Important, Liverpool's psychedelic rock unit Mugstar have enlisted notorious former Loop frontman Robert Hampson to remix album track 'Serra'. What they, and you, get is an epic, 39-minute overhaul. The first 19 minutes or so concentrate on the cyclical krautrock rhythms, sounding kinda like some long lost session recording from an Alpine commune circa '73; one long Head-feeding stretch of motorik percussion enveloped by blown-out harmonic distortion and squally feedback. The flipside essentially swallows the beat and heads out into vintage Tangerine Dream-alike (Klaus Schulze era) soporific ambient stock now £14

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Vinyl bargain box

As the 80's box (under the vinyl racks) has proved so succesful we have added a 'Rock' box covering all forms of Rock The bargain box will not compromise quality and consists mainly of overstocks. So if want music on the cheap all LP's are £2.99 or 2 for £5.

Just in

Besides the arrival of various CAN LP's and the monumental BRAINTICKET-Cottonwoodmill we have just received MUGSTARS two-sided GREEN VINYL release of SERRA (very nice). Also now in stock the BARDO POND/CARLTON MELTON split vinyl release for those Pysch & Spaceheads. Oh yes, the Brainticket Anthology CD boxset is on the shelves too. Due in anytime all the FRUITS DE MERS latest, pre-orders already ongoing for these collectables.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Fair trade

Last Saturday's Record Fair saw the end of this year's events in North Wales, we resume in March 2012 (all dates can be found on our Fairs page). The weather was very kind again in Denbigh (if not a little nippy) and it looks like we just missed the nasty stuff on it's way this week. About 200 visitors on the day which although down abit on the Summer Fair, was to be expected given we are only three weeks away from Christmas. You will notice that next years Fairs finish at the end of October which although quite abit earlier for a last event we think it reflects the visitor trends for events such as these. Traditionally (and not much has changed over the years) March-October is prime time for Record Fairs, the only exception being in the City were you can get away with a Christmas or NewYear date. So, we look forward to 2012.....but still lots to do in our Record Shop before then.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

From Black Friday to Light-up Tuesday (then on to Denbigh)

With Black Friday done and dusted (all bar a few items on the shelves), we look forward to Tuesday(29th) when we will be opening late from 4pm-8pm for the switch-on of Mold Town Centres Xmas lights. Free refreshments instore if you want to pop in. After that we open Wednesday before setting up Denbigh Fair ready for the weekend (Saturday 3rd December), this will be our biggest event of the year so hope you can make it!

Thursday, 24 November 2011


On Black Friday (November 25th, 2011) – both Baby 81 and American X: The Baby 81
We have these releases in for Black Friday, plus The Civil Wars, still waiting for others on list but due to arrive pre-midday on Black everything crossed. This is the UK's first attempt so I expect more releases in 2012 if it takes off. Record store Day is already established and any new venture needs time and support to achieve longevity. Whatever we receive the 20% sale is on for Friday and saturday this week.
While we are here, coming next week.....CAN LP's, BRAINTICKET CD anthology,LEE SCRATCH PERRY & PATTI SMITH's RADIO ETHIOPIA on vinyl.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Black Friday releases coming our way

Listed below are the releases we will be having in on Black Friday (fingers crossed...but looking good).In addition to the listed releases we hope to be having a couple more including a Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ,Fleshtones exclusive and an epic Kings of Leon Vinyl boxset. Numbers are extremely limited and as with Record Store Day we have to do it on a first come first served basis. The shop will be open 10.30 Friday closing at 4pm, the same applies on Saturday,here we go then....


Eight Miles High

Format: 7" 45
Label: Sundazed
Release type:
More Info:

The versions of the classic Byrds tracks here were recorded at RCA Studios.
The band's label, Columbia, wouldn't release them, so they were re-recorded
at Columbia studios. These are the rare mono RCA Studios versions.


The Times They Are A Changin

Format: 7" 45
Label: Sundazed
Release type:

The Civil Wars

Tracks in the Snow

Format: Vinyl
Label: Sensibility Music
Release type:
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Two holiday tracks and two live tracks on 10” white vinyl

Janis Joplin

Move Over!

Format: 7" Vinyl Box Set
Label: Legacy
Release type:
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One box that collects four previously unreleased picture sleeve singles,
including six never-before-released tracks and two rarities; the box includes
photo print of Janis and a temporary tattoo replica of her tattoo.

Big Brother and the Holding Company:

"Magic of Love/Call On Me"

Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band:

"Piece Of My Heart/Summertime"

Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band:

"Raise Your Hand/Bo Diddley"

Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band

"Move Over/My Baby"

Janis Joplin

The Classic LP Collection

Format: Vinyl
Label: Legacy
Release type:
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Janis' celebrated albums, on 180 gram vinyl. Sourced from the original masters.
Includes Janis Joplin's Pearl, I Got Dem' Kozmik Blues Again Mama, and Big Brother
and the Holding Company's self-titled release and Cheap Thrills. Exclusive to indie
record stores and the artist's website until 12/31.

Lovin Spoonful

Alley Oop

Format: 7" 45
Label: Sundazed
Release type:
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This 'single that never was' brings together two tracks that came out of the petri
dish that was The Albert Hotel in Greenwich Village, where The Lovin' Spoonful and
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band traded licks, influences and ideas.
"Night Owl Blues" contains the original extra 1:38 of harmonica honking madness.


Ten Little Indians

Format: 7" 45
Label: Sundazed
Release type:
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A 1967 US single that sank quickly, this re-issue, sourced from the
original analog mono masters, showcases Jimmy Page's use of reverse
echo on the A-side track, in an attempt to salvage an "extremely silly song",
transforming it into a swelling, psychedelic melange.
More Info:

These Dylan covers were recorded to be released as singles, but never were.
Forty years later, this release marks the first time they've ever appeared
in their intended format


Ha Ha Said The Clown

Format: 7" 45
Label: Sundazed
Release type:
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A 1967 US single that was never released in the UK.
The B-side marks Jimmy Page's first use of a bow on a recording.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Black Friday Sale 25th & 26th November in Mold

This Friday is 'Black Friday'(November 25th) not as dark as it sounds,it is actually day
following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the
Christmas shopping season. On this day, many retailers offer promotional sales to
kick off the shopping season,many UK Independent Record Stores are taking part for the
first time giving fans a few limited releases to tide them over until the annual
Record Store Day in April event. The event is supported by many top artists artists .
A handful of exclusive new records will be released on on the day,in celebration of Black Friday.
Mold Record shop will be participating with releases hopefully arriving by bands including Kings of Leon,Civil wars,Janice Joplin,The Yarbirds,Byrds and anything else they can get their hands on for the day.There will be a 20% sale on Friday 25th & 26th November at our shop on everything else instore to get music lovers in the festive spirit.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Wicker man back in the shop - the futures orange!

We now have the much sought after SUMMERISLE an EP of songs from 'the Wicker man' by US and Them with Frobisher Neck. This limited run of 200 Worldwide is now pressed on orange vinyl. We still have a couple of historic releases by Fruits de Mer still in stock for those who are getting hooked on these very collectable releases. Two more release due in December , keep watching the blogs.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Brainticket - limited edition

Good news is that the spectacular Pysch splattered 'Cottonwoodhill' vinyl LP is now in stock, bad news is there is just one left. Kraut/Pysch masterpiece, note this is the limited edition and not the standard 2010 release which makes it even more desirable. Trying very hard to get some more, but for now just the one instore. We also have taken in a very nice 'new' CD releases of Gentle Giant live and another live CD by Robert Calvert.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

More 2012 Record Fair dates

We can now confirm that we will be adding an extra Denbigh Fair on Saturday June 16th, thanks to the staff at Denbigh Town Hall who have allowed us use of this great venue in the height of the Summer, due to the unfortunate loss of the Pavilion in Flint due to the re-development of the Leisure Centre. A comparable venue has not been found in Flint despite our best efforts, but hopefully we can return there if the situation changes. In addition to the Denbigh Fair we also have now pencilled in Prestatyn for Saturday May 19th. This will be our second visit to the very impressive Scala and being a relatively new venue for us we will give it our full attention to ensure a great day there.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Return of the Wickerman

We will be having the latest pressing of Fruits de mer release SUMMERISLE-THE WICKERMAN, what colour vinyl....wait and see. Very limited numbers of this highly collectable release, if you have the white vinyl, complete the set and get one of the 200 pressed Worldwide! Let you know when they arrive, but if you want one it's first come first served so let me know ASAP.

Floyd Merchandise

To celebrate the latest batch of Pink Floyd releases (and with one eye on Christmas) we now have a few new items of their Merchandise instore, including Mugs,Pens,Key-rings,Playing cards and a 1000 piece jigsaw!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Pysch news and Black Friday

Still waiting arrival of the Brainticket release on vinyl...hopefully very soon. It is out, but availability limited. New Lp's in stock by Roky Erikson (the evil one returns) and Red Crayola (the parable of arable land).More Pysch to follow. As for BLACK FRIDAY we may be able to get a few bits and pieces, still working on it but hopeful (BLACK FRIDAY is November 25th).

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

7" Psych release

Instore we now have the brand new debut single by 'The Gentry Underground', Southern based UK Pysch rockers. Marbled vinyl on Skinbag records, limited edition-wierd and wonderful!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Record Fair feedback & new vinyl arrivals

Mold Record Fair on October 22nd was another very well attended event with 350+ through the doors, particularly busy in the middle of the day, so thanks to all who attended and managed to squeeze round during the busy times. The next fair is in Denbigh on Saturday December 3rd. This promises to be abit special and a little bit festive! All being well you can expect 35 tables on the day, Denbigh's Christmas lights will be on so hope you can join us for this years finale. Back in the shop new vinyl arrivals include LP's by Moon Duo,International Hello,Bitchin' Bajas and Starf**kers. We will be looking to increase our new vinyl section over the coming Month's in response to current demand. Black Friday is on the horizon and we are looking at ways in which we can celebrate the day.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Mold Record Fair - Saturday 22nd October

That's this Saturday as we speak. All stalls taken, in fact quite a few dealers queueing up to come to this very popular venue. Set in the Centre of Mold (just by the Daniel Owen case you are not sure) there will be 25 tables of all the best Music has to offer.Vinyl,CD's,DVD's and Memorabilia. You can even visit our shop which is reputedly the smallest UK independent Record Store, it's just 100 yards from the Record Fair! Whatever your taste you will not be disappointed. Dealers attending from The North West,North East,Cheshire,Merseyside,the Midlands and of course Wales. The event runs from 10am through to 4pm and admission is just 50p. If you have missed previous blog on this event then it is still not too late to gain Free Entry to this and all our Fairs. Just join our Mailing list and we will send you a FREE CODE which will give you access on the day.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Fruits de Mer new releases in stock

The brand new 7 " releases by Fruits de mer, SUMMERISLE (songs from the Wicker man) and SHE COMES IN COLORS (Luck of Eden Hall) our in the shop. Very limited and due to sell-out globally extremely quickly. Both of course coloured vinyl with the usual attention to detail on the artwork. £5 a pop while stocks last!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Add abit of Glamour to your deck

‘Ode to Harry Dean’ / ‘Spitting Pearls’
Double A-side single on limited 7”
- In our shop from release date, Mon 10th October 2011
Run of only 200 7” singles (including free digital download with every copy)
What you have here is the debut single from one of the brightest hopes of 2011. Post War Glamour Girls come on like Nick Cave fronting Portishead, or Tom Waits grappling with Modest Mouse. Heavy hitting and dry witted, the two songs on this single swell up and boil over into a pair of brooding, thumping masterpieces that reflect both sides of this remarkable band’s aesthetic – the manic, blood-spattered snarl of ‘Harry Dean’ and the more considered (radio-friendly), quiet menace of Pearls. Wearing their hearts firmly on their sleeves, PWGG live shows are a gripping affair. The sets are laced with reckless abundance as songs tinker into a clatter and clatter into a roar before collapsing in a proud heap on top of the audience.
Touring the UK during this Month including support for John Cooper Clarke in Wakefield on October 19th

Monday, 10 October 2011

New Vinyl Arrivals

Wooden Shjips Lp's re-stocked with the exception of new album 'West'. The Oscillation - Veils (band featured on recent Mojo homage to Floyd's Dark Side). Carlton Melton/Empty Shapes Split Lp also a 7" Handling Snakes. We also have the much sort after 7" by Moon duo the seasonal 'Silver bells/winter. Add to this Sabbath's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on 180 gram and Patti Smith's Outside society. Finally just one left of 'the Smith's' (Austalian import on blue vinyl) rare instrumentals and demo's.
More vinyl on it's way near the end of the Month.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Do you want free entry to all our Record Fairs?

Although there is only a nominal charge for entry you can have free access to all VOD Music Record Fairs by simply joining our mailing list. A different code will be sent to you before each event, just quote this Code to the person on the's as easy as that. Mailing list members receive a Monthly update with any relevant news (usually last week of the Month).

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Track it down

Serra by MUGSTAR. One of 4 tracks on the bands latest album LIME. A album with just 4 tracks,that gives you a pointer...this is no 3 minute pop song! For those into Prog,Kraut,Space and Pysch rock this is a must hear piece of music. If you frequent Youtube you can find it there by just typing in and searching. Mugstar are also releasing....wait for it-a 39 minute version of Serra on October 31st. We currently stock both Mugstar LP's and hope to get our hands on a few of the EP's when released at the end of the Month.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Voice of the Seven Thunders, Psych masterpiece

Now available on Vinyl instore, 'Voice of the Seven Thunders'-limited stocks of this LP.
More Carlton Melton LP's instore soon as...all gone!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Joy Formidable - Roy Orbison tune

Check out Youtube to see the bands cover of 'It's over', brilliant re-interpretation of a classic track. Not the easiest cover to attempt but they do a great song justice....nice video too! Don't forget they are on the Academy 2 (University) in Manchester on October 15th.
We are now nearly out of stock for their material, but they will have a special release only available at the tour venues so watch out for that.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Record Fair opener 2012

With two dates still remaining for 2011, next years events are now taking shape. We are very pleased to announce that we will 'kick-off' 2012 at the Civic Centre Connah's Quay on Saturday March 10th. Really great room with easy access for dealers and visitors, free car-parking nearby and a train station just up the road. We expect a rush to book stalls and you should see over 30 tables on the day. Other venues now confirmed are in Mold and Denbigh, check up and coming Fair dates on our website.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Building up momentum

With the end of September in site, the first 6 month's of 2011 (April-September) have been our best to date since opening Feb.2009. From those cold February days with little knowledge of what lay ahead (but plenty of optimism),time seems to have passed in a blink of an eye. I would like to thank everyone for their support, truly inspiring. Two and a half years in, it still feels like the start - there is so much more to do. Some things that seemed like a great idea proved not to be and others you think will never work do! But this is a marathon (hopefully) and not a sprint and the fun is in feeling your way as you go. Thanks again, hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sunday opening 25th September

We will be open from 12am-3pm this Sunday (Sept.25th), Mold Food festival is also on in the Town all weekend. Saturday opening as usual from 10.30am.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Pavilion signs off

A great day at the Pavilion Leisure Centre for last Saturday's Record Fair, high attendance with lots on offer from some of the UK's top record dealers. But it was a bitter sweet moment as just the night before the Fair, we were told that the the Centres refurbishment which includes a new 10 tin bowling alley, will mean that the Castle Suite will be no more! This of course means looking for another venue. Whether this is possible to find one in Flint remains to be seen, but visitors were genuinely sad to hear the news and we will do all we can....Flint has been very kind to us over the last six years. Keep you informed as and when.

Thursday, 8 September 2011


We now have instore, the incredible new release by CRANIUM PIE - Mechanisms1 GatefoldLP, coloured vinyl of course. Sold out at source but we currently have a limited amount at our shop. Also two MUGSTAR LP's, having seen them first hand on Sept. 6th supporting THe WOODEN SHJIPS in Liverpool I can highly recommend these albums if you like your Pysch/Kraut or Space rock. The band completely blew me away with a blistering live performance. You can check out Album tracks on various sites including Youtube. We also stock THE WOODEN SHJIPS.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Flint Record Fair - Saturday 10th September

A full house of top dealers for this weekends Record Fair at the Pavilion Leisure Centre (35 tables). This we think will be our biggest Fair to date in 2011. For those Hi-Fi enthusiasts there will also be a Hi-Fi stall. The Fair opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. Please note Mold Record Shop will be closed for the day. Hope to see you in Flint!

360 degree tour of our shop

If you go to the Shop page you will see a link that takes you on a tour of our shop (you will need the latest version of 'Flash' to run this smoothly). The camera pans round but you can use your mouse to view up/down or wherever you want. Obviously the shop changes on a daily basis with new stock and internal re-shuffles but hope it gives you a little flavour of the UK's smallest Independent Record Store?

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Cranium Pie LP - Mechanisms (part 1)

Cranium Pie release their first album - a progressive rock concept album on a Fruits de Mer label!
Mechanisms' will be available, red vinyl, gatefold sleeve , already sold out on pre-orders...but will be receiving our allocation next week (fingers crossed), if you want one let me know anytime soon as when they are gone they are gone, truly limited to one pressing.
"It's classic prog rock in all its glory, we think fans of Nektar, Caravan, Zappa and 70s Pink Floyd will love it"

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

New collectable vinyl arrivals

We have been trying for some considerable time to stock Tonefloat titles, good news is that time has arrived. Many of the LP's we will be stocking from Tonefloat are pretty hard to get hold of , so if you lean towards prog rock this could be of interest to you. Arrivals include the 100th Tonefloat release TF100 a double 10 inch release housed in a book. Also the 3LP returning Jesus by No Man, Robert Fripp&Theo Travis - Thread on blue vinyl 2Lp. Porcupine tree 4 vinyl boxset - Anesthetize. Just check out these for price on the web! Obviously no silly prices instore but these are real collectors items.
Also in Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo vinyl Lp's.

Friday, 26 August 2011

The Big Roar LP now in stock

Ahead of Tuesday's release by 'the Joy Formidable', we are very happy to say we have a few copies be quick.
Double Vinyl with digital album download included. Very collectable! Thanks to all The Joy Formidable management who made it possible for us to stock this release through Atlantic, the band have been very supportive of the shop which is very much appreciated. Don't forget they are playing at the Manchester Academy 2 live on October 15th. I am sure many of us 'locals' will be there to support them on the night.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Late night Friday 26th August

With the Bank Holiday weekend upon us thought we would stay open abit longer on Friday 26th August. We will be instore until 6pm if you want to pop in after work. More vinyl arrived this week and you will find a new indie section just below the expanding Punk vinyl. The shop is also open as usual on Saturday but closed Bank Holiday Monday.

Friday, 19 August 2011

The Joy Formidable Vinyl LP release

As many will already now there is great anticipation at the 180 gram double vinyl release of 'the Big roar' by the band on August 30th. Hopefully, everything crossed we will be stocking the album. More info to follow on this. In the meantine congratulations to the band in the wake of the announcement that they will be opening at Madison Square Gardens for the Foo Fighters tour! There is alot of pride locally in what they have achieved to date, long may it continue.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Drumming up business

A visit yesterday to the shop by Steve the drummer of Mugstar reminded me of a forthcoming, must see gig in Liverpool...they are supporting the highly rated pysch rockers 'The Wooden Shjips' on September 6th.Details below-
Wooden Shjips + Mugstar + The Fresh & Only's at The Kazimier, Liverpool
September 6, 2011 8:00 pm

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Mold delivers again..with overseas interest

Another solid performance in Record Fair terms at the Daniel Owen Community Centre last weekend. A continual stream of visitors throughout the day kept the attendance numbers in line with previous visits to Mold. It was also good to see that the Fair attract outside interest noteably from a Japanese buyer. He arrived (very eagerely) at 7.30am, and although the Fair officially opened it's doors at 10am we did make an exception in this case, he remained until 1 o'clock before turning his attention to our shop just around the corner, finally departing around 2pm. The length of time spent in Mold we feel is a reflection of the high quality supplied by the excellent dealers on the day,he was also fascinated by size of the shop which resulted in....a few photo's to take back to Osaka. The shop also had Russian visitors last week!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Regular as clockwork...for August

Our opening times for August are now up for all to see and you will notice that we are dependably Wednesday,Friday and Saturday all Month. Believe me it is good news to be able to say that, our hours as much documented would definately benefit from more of this, but commitments usually limit us....but not in August! The 'Buy Featured' is still something we need to crack on with so keep checking that out as we hope to have something of interest up there pretty soon. With a new FRUITS DE MER release due soon and a possible new stockist deal in the offing the next few Month's should be very interesting. The first 6 months of the year were very encouraging so hope to keep your interest there for the next 6.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Sunday opening,Scientists and Pies

This Sunday 24th July we will be open from 11am-2pm. All opening times can be found on this site.
We are introducing an Eighties box of Vinyl at the shop this week which will be priced at just £2 or 3 for £5, all in excellent condition. The latest release by 'The Soft Hearted Scientists - Wandermoon' which is due for release on August 8th is now available to purchase instore ahead of the day at £8.50 (RRP £9.99) - this is receiving glowing reviews from UNCUT, RECORD COLLECTOR and SHINDIG magazines, so if you are into Pysch Folk pick one up Asap as we have only 3 copies. Finally the next release by Fruits de mer is due out in September, the much anticipated 'Cranium Pie' release, this will be available instore once it is released.

Sunday, 17 July 2011


This is a new facility to us and we hope over the next few Month's to develop a point of sale for featured items using Paypal. Keep checking out this link on your visits to the site to monitor progress.


This site is deliberately lo-fi to give you easy access to the information without the hassle of slow loading pages. From the 'HOME' page, if all you need is the opening times of the shop you will find a link below the image of shop. Alternatively, if you want the latest calendar of events for the Fairs the link is below the Fairs image. For more detailed information and news use the links on the left-hand side of 'HOME' page or click on any of the blogs on the 'HOME' page.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Prestatyn to Mold

It's onto Mold for our next Record Fair on Saturday August 6th. This ever popular venue and former Record Collector award winning Fair returns after a very good turn-out for the first Record Fair in Prestatyn on July 2nd...we hope to re-visit the Town in 2012.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Site Launch

Welcome to the new site from Vod Music, the home of the Mold Record Shop and North Wales Record Fairs.

Here is some background information about Vod Music.

VOD Music was established in April 2004, the original business of Vinylondeck was set up with the assistance of the Welsh Development Agency who were pro-actively encouraging small business’ in North Wales at the time.The trading name of Vinylondeck (which still remains) was changed in 2006 to reflect the more diverse range of music associated with our business i.e. not all Vinyl.

In April 2006 VOD Music entered the world of record fair organising in North East Wales. The lack of local music outlets in the Mold area was the driving force behind this idea and with this in mind we endeavoured to arrange events in towns lacking Record Shops.The first year saw 3 events and this has been increased slowly but surely to 7 or 8 per year.
Late in 2008 we saw an opportunity to open a small Record Shop of our own in Mold, Flintshire. After a quick refit the dream became a reality in February 2009 and Mold Record Shop has been there ever since and is reputedly the smallest Independent UK Record Shop.

On sale you can find Vinyl, CD’s, DVD’s, band merchandise Pop Art, Posters, Badges, Magazines and quite a bit more.

In 2010 the shop participated in Record Store Day for the first time, our profile was raised by this great annual event and in 2011 the shop encountered its 1st queue for the following Record Store Day. Despite opening during the credit crunch of 2009 Mold Record Shop continues to buck the trend.

The shop much like the Fairs is geared up to match needs and wants of customers. Our original motto ‘ bringing the music to you’ remains through the Record Fairs we organise, these are real feel-good events and offer a tremendous range of music supplied by some of the UK’s best Record dealers.At the end of the day the love of music and having a good time are the most important things to us and we can honestly say that we are very fortunate to be doing a ‘job’ that we really enjoy!