Thursday, 27 December 2012

Normal opening times

Starting tomorrow Friday 28th December, normal opening times are resumed....that is Wednesday,Friday and Saturdays 10.30am till 4pm. As always opening times can be found on our website. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year too!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Happy Christmas from VOD Music

Just like to thank everyone for their support throughout the year and hope you have a very Happy Christmas and great New Year. We are open tomorrow (Sun.23rd December) 11.30 till 3pm and also 11.30am till 4pm on Christmas Eve, re-opening after the Festivities on Friday 28th for normal hours.Been a good year down at the shop and the Fairs continue to be a great, happy social event for lovers of real music....if we dont see you before, see you in 2013.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Aphex Twin, Toy, Fidlar and extra special Mojo

Richard D James Aphex Twin LP now in on 180g new vinyl....come and buy now, that sleeve is scaring the life out of me! Also in on new vinyl Fidlar and restock of the amazing Toy album on Vinyl, the Toy album is dripping with Psych,Krautrock influences. Also a .Mojo magazine Christmas cracker- we now have Feb. Edition of Mojo which comes with a Free Johnny Marr and friends CD - also features a brand new exclusive track by Johnny! As usual its £1 off RRP so will cost you just £3.60 for mag and cd!
Due in anyday...GOAT-World Music and MOON DUO-Circles, both vinyl restocks after selling out!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Festive opening times down at the shop!

CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR opening times:
Friday 21st 10.30am-4pm
Saturday 22nd 10.30am-4pm
Sunday 23rd 11.30am-3pm
Monday 24th 11.30am-4pm
Friday 28th 10.30am-4pm
Saturday 29th 10.30am-4pm
Wednesday 2nd(Jan.) 10.30am-4pm.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Open Monday 17th December

We are open this Monday December 17th from 11am-3pm, this is an additional day to our usual-Wednesday,Friday and Saturday. More info on Christmas opening times by the end of the week!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Fruits de Mer releases

The latest releases are now instore but be quick, apart from reservations we have very limited amounts of each of the 4 vinyl goodies out this week.

VOD Musics Top Twenty 2012

Really just abit of fun and you can debate which order they should be in or who you would have instead, but all the below are great Vinyl albums that we have sold during the last year in our shop and are there on merit, so here goes....



Saturday, 8 December 2012

The Stool Pigeon

We are now stocking the Stool Pigeon magazine, January 2013 issue now sure to ask for a FREE copy next time you visit.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Vinyl arrivals

Just in on Vinyl......Clinic-Free Reign,Sharon Van Etten-Tramp,Leftfield-Rhythm and Stealth,Primal Scream-Screamadelica,Sandy Denny-19th Rupert Street,Alquin-Marks,Who-Who's Next,Manic Street Preachers-Forever Delayed and Brian Eno-Lux (restock)

Monday, 3 December 2012

World Music

World Music is the amazing LP by GOAT. Many independent record shops album of the year,drenched in Psych, Krautrock and stunning beats.Music from every part of the spectrum...a real stunner and now instore by popular demand. Another to land is the GNOD album on White vinyl Chaudeland Vol.2.....heh thats not bad either!
More Kosmiche to follow....

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Record Vouchers are not just for Christmas

We do stock Record Vouchers throughout the year and not just for the 25th. Any amount from £5 upwards available instore. Handy if you are not sure what the recipient already has in those Record boxes! All Vouchers are valid for 12 Months from date of issue.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Thanks for supporting Light-up Tuesday

Many thanks to those who joined us last Tuesday for our late night opening. Just a shame more retailers in the Town didnt chose stay open as expected for the switch on of the Towns Christmas lights....bah humbug. We enjoyed it though and hopefully we can do it again next year!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Light-up Tuesday this week November 27th

Just to remind you that MOLD switches its Christmas lights on at 6pm this Tuesday. Our Record shop will be open from 4pm till 8pm to celebrate this event and we will provide FREE refreshments for anyone who wants to pop in. The Town itself will have lots going on, rides,entertainment and many of the shops will also be staying open until 8pm. So, ignore the Weather, wrap up and head for Mold this Tuesday.

An unexpected visitor

Last Friday, on noticing a customer checking out the Van der Graaf Generator CDs in the rack and being a lifelong fan myself, I couldnt help but ask about his interest in the group. It turned out that the customer was David Shaw Parker the author of the very collectable Van der Graaf book THE LEMMING CHRONICLES, which happily I have a copy of. He is also an actor and was into his last three nights of a production at the Theatr Clwyd. Have to say it was quite an exciting moment for me and David stayed a while and we had a very interesting chat about the band. I thanked him for his time (and his autograph) and he left clutching the latest two releases by Van der Graaf.....

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Psyched up

We have some really interesting new Vinyl LPs in for lovers of Psych music. The Alien Ballroom-Zero pc AD, Bardo Pond-Yntra  very limited and beautiful diecut sleeve, Spacin-Deep Thuds, Circuit Rider - Circuit Rider...supposedly one of the top ten Psych titles likely to be owned by a serial killer-in truth if you like the Doors LA Woman this will be right up your street. Finally the amazing triple White vinyl release by the Flavor Crystals-Three. We recommend you click onto Youtube to listen to the Flavor Crystals track Mirror Chop for a sample of what to expect for the later! All above titles come with great artwork as you would expect for this genre. We are expecting some more additions to this section soon so keep watching the blogs.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Black Friday done!

Thanks for the mini queue this morning-thanks to those who waited patiently from 9 15am, although we only had a few bits and pieces for the day at least we participated and its apparent that with Suppliers and the Press onside in the UK things could definately be alot better. Just a couple of 7 inches left which we expect to sell tomorrow. Record Store day in contrast promises so much and we cant wait for April 20th next year,this year we managed to get three times as many releases for Record Store Day as the year before, the challenge starts now to better that in 2013.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

BLACK FRIDAY 23rd November

BLACK FRIDAY releases in for the day are: 7"s - Captain Beefheart-Abba Zabba, Captain Beefheart-Plastic Factory, Bob Dylan-Duquesne Whistle,Frank Zappa and Mothers-Why doncha do me right....all very limited with exclusive b sides. Mad season 10" on red vinyl. Tomahawk-Stone letter 7", Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley-Hallelujah 7", Judas Priest-Screaming for Vengeanace LP picture real gem Velvet Underground-Sceptor Studios LP from original acetate!
Also expected but not yet arrived....hopefully on the day are 3 x White Stripes 7"s plus a Bert Jansch 7". Apart from the later all the others are in but very limited numbers, in fact only one in some cases. We have it on good authority from our supplier that the Beefheart 7"s only went out to 5 shops in the UK. To be fair, as we have so few it will be first come first served from 10.30am tomorrow Friday 23rd November. Record Store day next year will be on another level!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Black Friday releases

Got to our BUY FEATURED page to see whats on offer. Although only a few bits and pieces the ones we have are very interesting. Due to extreme limitations on what we can get the only fair way to distribute will be on first come first served basis.
Also due in are some very interesting Psych releases, should also be in shop by Friday.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Date for your Diary on Tuesday November 27th.

Mold Christmas lights switch on sees our shop stay open from 4 till 8pm, we will have free refreshments instore for anyone who wants to pop in to celebrate the turn on of the lights which will be at 6pm in the High Street.More info nearer the time.

Deutsche additions plus...

GURU GURU's Live in Wiesbadden, Germany 1972 is another addition to our racks on new vinyl from the BB presents series on coloured vinyl. Also in is the classic Prog album by Krautrockers NOVALIS,Vielleicht Bist Du Ein Clown on secondhand vinyl on the famous BRAIN label..
On the non Kraut front we have GENTLE GIANT Live in Essen , Germany 1971 on Vinyl with a couple of great re-issue CDs by the band, Acquiring the taste and Octopus.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Record Store Day v Black Friday

With Black Friday fast approaching on November 23rd, it is interesting to reflect on he comparisions. Actually it seems as far as the UK is concerned there is NO comparision. There seems to be a reluctance by suppliers and distributors to embrace what is essentially an important day in the U.S.
Record Store Day by contrast has become huge and has a completely different feel. Lots of UK interest, an event which just grows every year. We are very pleased to be a part of it too and April 20th next year should be yet again something very special. So where does this leave Black Friday? Well for us there may be a few interesting releases arriving, but it will be just a few.As soon as anything confirmed we will post it on our site, but it does appear Black Friday looks destined to remain a special day on the other side of the pond.

New Vinyl arrivals

Just in.....
First 1,000 copies on coloured & numbered vinyl
Produced by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
180 gram audiophile vinyl / Gatefold Sleeve

Other new arrivals include Opeths-Damnation,Live-Throwing Copper,
Sandy Denny-19th Rupert Street, Rory Gallagher-Against the Grain ,
The Clash- Londons Calling (30th Anniversary) and David Bowies-Heathen

Saturday, 3 November 2012

New Flint venue info

Hopefully details of our new FLINT Record Fair venue will go live on our website very soon so keep checking our FAIRS page and click on venue once its active.
Still looking at possibility of another venue for 2013....

Christmas Crackers from Fruits de mer records

Out mid-December, let us know if you need any, lots of interest expected on these limited editions.

On the Regal Crabomophone label, Winkle 9 - US psychedelic rockers The Luck Of Eden Hall are back with a 4-track EP, comprising two songs from their brilliant new CD 'Alligators Eat Gumdrops' along with exclusive covers of The Doors' 'Crystal Ship' and SRC's 'Black Sheep'.Classy stuff from Chicago's finest.

On Fruits de Mer, Crustacean 33 - 'The White EP' - eight tracks from The Beatles' classic double album, spread across four sides of 7" vinyl. Artists contributing exclusive tracks include The Bevis Frond, Cranium Pie, Henry Padovani, Jack Ellister, Anton Barbeau and The Pretty Things (whose version of 'Helter Skelter' has to be heard to be believed - stunning!). Gatefold white sleeve, white vinyl, sequentially-numbered.
A tribute to the original, only smaller.

On Fruits de Mer, Crustacean 34 - 'The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen' -a four-track 7" featuring new or previously-unreleased tracks by four cult heroes of 'new psychedelia'  - Nick Nicely, Anton Barbeau, Paul Roland and The Bevis Frond, who have each gone into the studio, or delved into their archives, to come up with a track per artist for this one-off project. This ISN'T a new supergroup, each artist has contributed their own track).

On Fruits de Mer, Crustacean 35 - The Fruits de Mer 2013 Annual - This year it comprises the bizarre combination of a cover of Faust's 'Jennifer' by Russian prog band Vespero (that arrived too late for the 'Head Music' compilation) with a new version of 'Pegasus' by Temple Music that's a wholly unrepresentative taster for The Hollies album I'll be releasing in early 2013. The combination sounds ridiculous, but you've never heard The Hollies like this before and somehow they fit together.

The three 7" singles will each be produced in two colours of vinyl, while The White EP double 7" will be white vinyl

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Grizzly Bear, Stereolab and Radiohead

We now have Shields in on Vinyl by the fantastic Grizzly Bear also one of the latest reissues by Stereolab-Peng. Just to round off the latest deliveries three 12 inch singles brand new sealed...Just,No Surprises,Pyramid Song. More new vinyl due in soon. Fruits de Mer 7 inches all but gone but if you need any of the last batch just let me know.Special Beatles edition of MOJO also instore, a little late in arriving but priced at the usual £1 off RRP.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Thanks to all

Another great send off for our Record Fairs in Mold yesterday. A busy well attended fair is a great to behold. Just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their tremendous and continued support. Next year will be our 8th year of organising these events and in the ever changing musical landscape this is some achievement, only made possible by the fantastic backing of visitors and record dealers. We have a few new ideas for 2013 which will also include making Record Store Day on April 20th abit special in Mold. Already confirmed is one new venue in Flint and if things go to plan we hope to add another. New dealers too always bring something fresh to any event, so we will be looking for some additional faces behind the stalls. We will be in our shop EVERY Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the Winter Months until our first Fair of 2013, so if you need any info on next years events pop in anytime between 10.30am till 4pm any shop day.
Thanks again, your support for the Shop and Fairs is very much appreciated, will miss the Fairs for now but will only add to the anticipation of the visit to the Civic on March 9th at Connahs Quay.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Record Fair this Saturday 27th October

Its our last event of 2012 this Saturday at the Daniel Owen Community Centre, Mold. A full compliment of dealers which bodes well for a great finish to our Record Fair year.Our shop will also be open all day during the fair.
Great news for 2013, we have just secured a new venue in Flint at St.Marys Club which is literally 50 yards from our old venue at the Pavilion. We will be posting full venue information over the coming Months with a linked page on our website replacing the existing Pavilion page. Just for the record the Flint event will be on Saturday 18th May 2013.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Black Friday on the horizon

Rumours and murmers about releases for Black Friday.....keep checking between now and November 30th. Anything we are getting in for the day will be put on our BUY FEATURED page as we did for Record Store Day.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

CAN landed

CAN landed! Very limited coloured vinyl pressings in clear pvc sleeves. Krautrock legends performing Future days,Monster Movie,Tago Mago live...3 seperate albums. Also in from BB presents is AMON DUUL live green vinyl and KRAFTWERK live grey vinyl. All these releases are limited to just 500 and we have been very lucky to get a few copies of each for our shop. Once they are gone.....
As for expected Fruits de Mer releases, the release date has been set back but hopefully in around our next Record Fair date in Mold on Saturday October 27th.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Moon Duo ticket deal

In conjunction with Rope we are able to offer a ticket deal with any purchase of Moon Duo material instore at our shop. We have the new LP Circles available on vinyl but the offer applies to any Moon Duo release. Whilst we have a limited amount of albums we will restock up to the date of their appearance at Central Station in Wrexham on November 15th. The deal is, any purchase will entitle you to a MOON DUO ticket for £5 to see the band live at Central Station. Tickets will be available instore from Friday 19th October.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Moon Duo and no delay for Can

Moon Duo brand new vinyl LP Circles now in the shop. We have early pressings which come with download and bonus Souterrain tramsmissions CD!
Finally the Live CAN albums are on their way, expected by Wednesday. To further swell our Kraut section there will be live Kraftwerk and Amon Duul albums to keep them company.
A busy week for Vinyl, too many bits and pieces to list but all exciting stuff!

Friday, 12 October 2012


We now have the bands latest release, a four track EP with three brand new songs. This is a forerunner to the release of the WOLFS LAW January 2013...cant wait.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

CDs and Vinyl

Lots of new CD arrivals including two by BO NINGEN the Japanese Krautrockers who are playing at the COMPASS CLUB in Chester on Thursday 18th October. Other arrivals by the likes of ALABAMA 3, TY SEGALL,CULT,OCEANSIZE,PAVEMENT,ROBERT WYATT,STEREOLAB,BLACK KEYS,FLYING LOTUS,FIRST AID KIT,THE FALL,WHITE HILLS,GUIDED BY VOICES. On the vinyl front this weeks new additions are the latest THURSTON MOORE LP also the tremendous Psych albums TWINS by TY SEGALL,CARLTON MELTON...PHOTOS OF PHOTOS plus BONNIE PRINCE BILLY and THE FALL.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Ian Mc Culloch tickets

We have just received some tickets for the highly anticipated gig at Central Station,Wrexham on Sunday October 7th. £16.50 in advance. Moon Duo tickets hopefully next week!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Buy two get one free

We are creating a section for Miscellaneous titles priced at just £5. Buy two and get one free....
These will be located below our CD racks, kneeling pad on request!

Carlton Melton,Mugstar and Loop

The stunning new album by CARLTON MELTON has arrived on double vinyl, Photos of Photos is a must for those loving abit of Psych bathed guitar. Also in is the MUGSTAR soundtrack on vinyl which also includes a DVD - AD MARGINEUM looks set to put the band on the map with another cracking release. For LOOP fans we have HEAVENS END also on vinyl. WHITE STRIPES 7" on Third Man Records, Hand springs our latest single on offer. And that COSMIC JOKERS has arrived and is now in the Krautrock section. As always more to follow.

Tickets for Comus

We are selling tickets for the COMUS gig at the Kazimier club in Livrpool on Thursday 1st November.The spectacular return of this legendary cult Psych Folk band will be supported by Laura J Martin and Dominoes plus Sound of Salvation Djs. Tickets are £15 in advance and available for purchase from our Store in Mold, Probe Records in Liverpool and Kaleidoscope in St.Helens. Kazimier doors open at 7pm on the night.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cosmic Jokers

We have a new retrospective vinyl LP release by the legendary Krautrock supergroup the Cosmic Jokers arriving sometime this week.

Thursday, 27 September 2012


No, its not  a slip up on the spelling, just to let you know that the NEW Krautrock LPs have been moved back into our main racks on the left hand side of the shop. We are making a determined effort to keep the rack full for all you Krautrockers. There are also some used Krautrock titles available instore. We are just having a rejig of positioning of certain genres over the next week or two.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012


We are very happy to now be selling the latest issue of the SHINDIG MAGAZINE an absolute must for Psych fans but also caters for other genres. A very hip arty magazine which we are selling at 50p off RRP at just £4.45. I maybe be biased but I am hooked and will be nabbing a magazine for myself every other Month when it drops through the door of 28 New Street. The latest issue is No.29.
GENTLE GIANT albums Interview and Freehand arriving this week on vinyl, in fact Interview is here already. We hope to stock other of the earlier works of the band very soon.
More new Vinyl arrivals on the way too...
Good day for spinning some vinyl, saves getting the wellies out!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Retro Cassettes

After several requests we will be bringing back Pre Recorded Cassette Tapes instore.Mainly rock orientated but all in excellent condition. Just like Vinyl the Tape format refuses to go away.They will be located second shelf down below CDs at the Counter end of shop.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

New Vinyl arrivals

The latest highly acclaimed LP by DAVID BYRNE and ST.VINCENT. Plus THE BLACK KEYS rubber factory, SEASICK STEVE and the LEVEL DEVILS and a restock of BLUNDERBUS by JACK WHITE. Next week the epic new LP by TOYS.A good mix of new CDs also in the racks including LAETITIA SADIERS Silencio.

SHINDIG coming next week

We will the very latest SHINDIG magazine in stock late next week......50p off RRP!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Fruits de Mer releases

Coming soon in October are three releases. As numbers in our shop are limited we are taking reservations on a first come first served basis for these and future releases. Once they are sold out at source it is difficult to get hold of FDM at RRP prices so we strongly advise you get in touch with us if you have your eye on any of the 7 inch singles.


colour vinyl 7" singles
orders now being taken


For full details of the above go to fruits de mer records website.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Shop open Sunday 23rd September

With Mold Festival hitting the Town next week we have decided to open on Sunday 23rd September to support the Town as many retailers will be opening all weekend. Our Sunday hours on the 23rd will be 11am till 3pm. We have opened in the past on the odd Sunday and although the jury is out on Sunday opening and we have no expectations for the day it seems only right that we should do our bit for the Town.
In the meantime we have had a few nice bits and pieces of used vinyl in, including the odd bit of Krautrock. This genre has proved very popular and we hope to sustain and hopefully expand this section over the coming Months. More LAST SHOP STANDING DVDs due in around 24th of this Month with more new vinyl arrivals which may be of interest very soon.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Golden Fable deluxe CD

We now have the Golden Fable CD released on September 7th, beautifully packaged and signed by Rebecca and Tim!
Numbered limited edition, 500 only.

Deluxe limited CD edition of Star Map. This low carbon- package includes:

1. The 10 track album.
2. An exclusive bonus download of acoustic re-workings and new material.
3. A 12 page booklet of beautifully crafted artwork inspired by each song on the album.
4. A special origami case made with 100% recycled brownboard and printed with vegetable based inks.
5. A Golden Fable poster, which is hand sewn by the band around each individual CD. The CDs will also be numbered and signed.

Includes immediate download of 18-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

More Fair dates for next year

With just one more Record Fair left this year on Saturday October 27th in Mold, we are very happy to confirm three more dates for 2013. If you visit our Fairs page you can see the latest additios to our calendar. Even better is that we have been able to secure April 20th at our Mold venue, this is also Record Store Day. This years Record Store Day was amazing and we hope to top it next year, plans already underway to make it a day to remember.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

From Denbigh to Mold

Denbigh now done and dusted for 2012, thanks to all who supported the event at the Town Hall. Next stop and indeed last stop of this year is Mold. We are back in the Daniel Owen Community Centre on Saturday October 27th for what we hope will be a fitting finale to our 2012 events. All stalls are already booked, in the meantime we hope to have all new dates for 2013 on the board very soon. Its back to the shop on Wednesday, a resumpation of our new regular hours Wednesday,Friday and Saturday EVERY week.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Record Fair and Last shop standing

Our next Record and CD Fair will be held at DENBIGH TOWN HALL this  Saturday September 8th. 32 tables booked should be a great event.
Also THE LAST SHOP STANDING DVD has now arrived ahead of release next Monday. We only have limited stock, so pop in or let me know if you want this very special DVD.

Krautrock on hold

Just to let you know that the expected arrival of those CAN,GURU GURU and KRAFTWERK has been delayed. We hope that they will be instore soon but expect it to be a couple of weeks. Will keep you informed.

Monday, 3 September 2012


This week sees the release of 3 live CAN abums plus a KRAFTWERK and GURU GURU releases. All on vinyl and very limited. We hope to have all these releases instore as early as Wednesday. In addition the LAST SHOP STANDING DVD is due in at end of the week ahead of  next Mondays release date. On top of that a few more MUSIC ON VINYL due in and some very nice used vinyl, everything from THE FALL to THE ALLMAN BROTHERS.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Record Fair dates for 2013

We are currently in the midst of alot of activity with the Record Fairs. With just over a week until our next event in Denbigh on September 8th, we are happy to confirm a couple of new 2013 bookings at Connahs Quay and Prestatyn. To check these out and more to follow keep watching the Fairs calendar on our website.Connahs Quay is a great way to start the new year and the Prestatyn event has been moved to July to allow completion of the brand new Retail park adjacent to the Scala and also may be of interest to those wanting to stop over or just take in some Summer sea air on the day.


The new BEAK album is now in the racks on CD and Vinyl. For lovers of Krautrock and Portishead it comes with my strong recommendation.

This Saturday Mold next Saturday Denbigh

Just to remind you that the only exception to our new opening times of every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday will be on Saturday 8th September when we will be in Denbigh for our scheduled Record Fair at the Town Hall. We will be open tomorrow as usual and Wednesday and Friday next week before the event, returning to our regular hours after the Record Fair.

Friday, 24 August 2012

VOD Jukebox


This is offers an insight to U.S. Pysch Prog rockers.
Music from their second album released in March this year on CD but now available on black vinyl.
The LP vinyl version with gatefold sleeve is currently in our racks.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

These CDs are abit special

In line with our steady upgrading of our CD racks we can now advise you of some tasty new arrivals on Repetoire and Cherry Red. Artists include, Johhny Winter, Quatermass, Robin Trower,Black Widow, The Pretty Things SF sorrow with bonus tracks, Steamhammer, Jade Warrior, Graham Bond, Keef Hartley, Ian Hunter, Vinegar Joe, Egg, Ravi Shankar, Bill Nelson and a few more.

Leg up from Denbigh

Just completed my usual advertising leg work around Denbigh ahead of our next Record Fair in the Town on Saturday 8th September. Always an enjoyable part of the lead up to any event. The people of Denbigh have embraced the Fairs over the last six years and we really appreciate the local support from shops, bars etc who have been only too willing to display our posters. Denbigh Town Hall is probably our largest venue, certainly visually from outside very impressive. With all dealers booked for the day....a few new faces too, it should be a great day.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Do hear this!

We have the amazing album by  SIR ADMIRAL CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL available on Gatefold Vinyl, who can resist a cover with a big Budgie on it. This is a extremely desirable album....Don’t Hear It… Fear It!  finds this Hastings threesome delivering the kind of greasy hard-rock thrills rarely heard in this climate of blind nostalgia and misjudged authenticity. It’s hard ’n’ heavy, without the marshmallow; it’s old-fashioned yet so NOW that it hurts; it has yer actual Tony McPhee of the Groundhogs on it..
Also arrived is the GOJIRA album L Enfant Sauvage plus, Ry Cooders Down at the Field and Tom Waits On the Scene 73.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Fruits de mer Records landed!

We now have taken delivery of the latest in a line of spectacular releases by Fruits de Mer Records. These three are 7 inch singles and limited of course. We already have reservations so if you are keen to add to your FDR collection get down to our shop or e mail us to reserve ASAP. For the pun intended, the three releases areThe Pretty Things, Beautify Junkyards and Jack Ellister.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

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New Record Collector mag now available £1 off

Latest Record Collector mag No.405 now out...featuring Hendrix,500 greatest reggae singles,Joe Walsh,Gentle Giant and lots more-all for the usual £1 off at our shop!
Mojo due soon too also £1 off. This is a regular deal for customers, so if you dont subscribe to either of the mags pick up one at our shop or Record Fairs.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Coming soon....Fruits de mer releases

The latest batch of tasty releases by FDM should be with us by the Weekend or early next week. Will post again once they arrive.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Spooky Acid Folk Vinyl

Limited to just 100 copies on Heavyweight instore!
Devizes is an Acid Folk inspired orchestral horror soundtrack that charts the chase, capture, and subsequent murder, of the last stone circle builder in the British Isles.This journey through a paranoid and violent world has been a new musical direction for Paul Kenney ,a journey that creates an atmosphere of psychosis, fear and inevitability.....

This dark orchestral soundtrack is akin to a disturbed liason between Wagner and Comus, from its soaring Wagnerian choirs, to its sprinkling of eerie chimes. This epic story is powered by Paul's ferocious bass blasts, so powerful that attempts to transcribe them to vinyl failed until a specialist cutting head was found that could harness Paul's thunderous barrage.This is an epic soundscape in the great British tradition of occult cinema, born from a folklore that Devizes perfectly understands.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Thanks to all

Great Record Fair in Mold, very good attendance and as always a pleasure to be a part of the tremendous interest in real music.Its on to Denbigh on Saturday September 8th which will see the introduction of a few new faces behind the stalls and a massive 35 tables. Thanks for your continiued support in these events we are so lucky to have the best Fair goers, a privelige!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Opening times consolidated

As of now we will be open EVERY Wednesday,Friday and Saturday 10.30am till 4pm. More news on opening times to follow soon....

Record Fair this Saturday

MOLD RECORD FAIR this Saturday August 4th at the Daniel Owen Community Centre from 10am till 4pm. A very popular Fair with 25 tables on the day packed with Rare and Collectable music on all formats plus memorabilia. Our shop is also open during the Fair.

Friday, 27 July 2012


Latest vinyl and brand new album by - San Diego maestros ASTRA  who craft expansive suites that hearken back to the original root of mind-expanding, unrestrained and genuinely progressive rock. Rich with hallucinogenic and hypnotic promise, and slathered in layers of vintage, billowing instrumentation, the band's stunning sophomore album, The Black Chord, expertly evokes the spirit, tone and vision of '70s cosmic prog, the artworks not bad either! TREES live album now arrived too!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

More tasty vinyl

We do like abit of pyschedelia and we have the much sought after UNCLE ACID and THE DEADBEATS, Blood lust LP. This is a repress after prices on this went through the roof. Also due in is WEST LP by THE WOODEN SHJIPS, their last album which received tremendous reviews and has set the bench mark very high for any future releases. The TREES LIVE album has been delayed but is expected in next couple of weeks. On the Krautrock front the latest release by KLAUS SHULZE, Midi KLASSIK which is on double vinyl. Back to something abit faster with the Ramones  CRETIN HOP. A few more on VINYL also arriving this week and our re organisation of the vinyl racks continues, this will see an increase in our Bargain LPs at just £2.99 or 2 for a Fiver all in excellent condition, these will be located underneath the CD racks allowing us to concentrate on more collectables in the Metal racks on the left as you enter the shop.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Charts with some relevance

Some like charts others have no interest, but whatever your stance on this there has been some good work going on to include Independent stores in the equation.
So if you want a peek at whats going up or down we have included a link for you to see for yourself.
Sales are collected for the charts from all significant retailers.
These retailers span independent stores, high street chains, supermarkets, internet mail order and download services. As a result, it is estimated that  around  99% of all singles sold, 98% of all albums and over 90% of all videos/DVDs are captured, enabling the compliation of these charts.
If  you visit the site you will find all you need to know about the new charts.

Monday, 16 July 2012

VOD Music Box

Here are a couple of interesting listens from Vinyl LPs
available instore.

Track, Parallels from amazing debut album.
The Soft Moon is a San Francisco based neo Post-Punk band
composed of Luis Vasquez (singer/songwriter/guitar/synthesizers),
Justin Anastasi (bass), Damon Way (synthesizers), and Ron Robinson (visuals).

Video for "Pie IX" by Suuns
from their Secretly Canadian release, Zeroes QC
Check the bass on this track.

The Wicker Man update

The limited edition coloured vinyl release out on July 9th is now completely sold out at source. We have been fortunate enough to nab one more before they disappeared. Having already allocated the stock we had to reservations this now leaves one sitting in the racks. So if it is still of interest be quick. For those not too bothered about the collectable side of things we hear it will be coming out on Black vinyl pretty soon, but for the same price you could have a collectable. The choice is yours. We will not be stocking the Black vinyl unless any specific orders are received.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Wooden Shjips

Had to give last nights gig in Wrexham a mention, the Wooden Shjips were in mind blowing form. Also great to see that all four members mixing with the fans at the end and were only to happy to sign anything put there way and chat freely. If only more bands were that acessable. Organisers the Rope club deserve all the credit along with Central Station for putting on a night to remember here in North Wales.As many will already know we have been stocking the Wooden Shjips material for some time and we always aim to have their releases available for sale at any given time. For those after WEST on vinyl, if you didnt pick one up last night we should have the LP in our racks next week. Other releases already available instore on Vinyl and CD.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Wooden Shjips tickets

The last of our Wooden Shjips tickets for the July 11th gig at Central Station ,Wrexham will be on sale from 10.30am till 4pm at our shop in Mold this Wednesday. With two supporting bands and a DJ promising some mind bending Pysch tunes ts a snip at just £12. All our tickets are face value with no booking fees. Should be a great night....cant wait!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Third Man arrivals plus....

Jack Whites limited etched 12 inch now in stock as is the Karen Elson LP the Ghost who walks. Tom Jones 7 inch on Third Man is back in the racks and for Pysch and Space rockers the amazing debut album by White Manna is also available instore. All in all New vinyl is starting to offer up so many great new releases, very exciting times for those of that disposition.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

New Vinyl arrivals

We have taken delivery of some more NEW stuff on vinyl. Artists include, Artic Monkeys,Elliott Smith,The Gotan Project,Harmonia and Eno,Radiohead,The Suuns,Patti Smith,The White Hills,First Aid Kit. Throw in a couple of Soul Jazz Krautock compilations and a few more to follow before Wednesday and of course that very impressive Wickerman release out on Monday.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Force Majuere

Will remember to chose words more wisely after the last Blog. On arrival at the shop this morning it became instantly apparent that opening up was not an option. Gas works directly in front of our door meant access to customers was at least abit perilous. The decision was taken immediately to close for the day, this being Independents day was not well timed by planners of the works. But no use griping about it, just got to dust ourselves off and move on. Happily the pipework in front of the shop is completed now and the rather large holes will be filled this afternoon. Tarmaccing is to take place by the Weeekend, so when we re open on Wednesday 11th July all should be good. To anyone who made the trip to the shop only to find in barriered off and closed we are very sorry for any incovenience, but we really had no choice. We have text a few and Tweeted and put it out on Facebook so hopefully you got the message before making the trip. Normality will be resumed next Wednesday and we have some cracking NEW vinyl arriving before then. Will let you know as soon as it lands.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Lifes a Gas!

Turning up at the shop this morning I couldnt help feeling that those pesky  Gas works which are currently taking place in Mold would have an adverse affect on the day. One way streets, holes in the road and Pavements, barriers. Despite the many Business open as usual signs dotted around the Town , you can never guarrantee people will really believe the assurances offerred.Happy to say it seems that people are not to be put off by what really is a minor disruption to normality. You can get to the car parks, the paths are clear and all shops are open for business, heres to bunker mentality and thanks to all who ventured to the Town today, very enjoyable day indeed.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Third Man Records arrivals

Just in....Beck 7 inch and Tom Jones 7 inch. Both on Third Man Records, we also hope to have the latest 12 inch by Jack White which we believe is a laser etched pressing....more on that when and if it lands in the shop. In addition we have the amazing debut album by WHITE MANNA, spacerock at its best. Available on Vinyl and CD instore. Finally DOS by the WOODEN SHJIPS is back in on vinyl with their last album WEST available on CD. Another 7 inch in is by FAIR OHS a tribute to Paul Westerberg, nice sleeve packaging too.On the CD front a few new CHERRY RED additions to the racks which includes the brand new instumental outing by VAN DER GRAAF.
Next week we will be having HAWKWINDS latest,ONWARD back in after selling out instore on release, plus the METROPOLIS 2CD,DVD release by VAN DER GRAAF.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Thanks to Denbigh

Great turn out at the Town Hall yesterday, well in excess of 300 visitors. As far as attendances in Denbigh it is up there with the best. Money is obviously abit tighter these days but a huge thank you to everyone who supported this venue... dealers,visitors and staff at the Town Hall. Looking forward to returning to Denbigh in September, we may even get abit of sun! Good luck to Denbigh with the rest of this weeks events for their Midsummer festival. You can find out more on the VISIT DENBIGH website.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Denbigh Record Fair Saturday 16th June

Two days to the biggest Record Fair in North Wales this year at Denbigh Town Hall 10am till Vinyl and CD dealers Sat.16th June...Free entry to all!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Fruits de Mer in stock

A cracking four of the best, 7 inch singles by Nick Nicely, Cranium Pie,The Pretty Things and Lucid Dream now in stock. Extremely limited and as always a guarranteed collectable.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Heads up on THE WICKER MAN

July sees the Vinyl release  on the OST of the Wicker Man as a Limited Gatefold LP. Just 500 of this MUSIC ON VINYL title, so if you want one let me know ASAP as we only expect to be able to get a few instore.Reservations accepted from Today.

Fruits de Mer singles on their way

The brand new FDM releases by The Pretty Things,Nick Nicely,Cranium Pie and Lucid Dream are expected to land in the shop this week. Note that we are open Monday,Thursday and Friday with Saturday being our Record Fair in Denbigh. Note opening times as NOT the usual 10.30 till 4.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

All part of our Repetoire

We have some fantastic new Repetoire CDs in stock, including titles by Renaissance, Robin Trower,Johhny Winter,Genesis,Mountain,Warhorse,Spirit,Caravan,Birth Control,Jade Warrior and many more. Whilst popular CDs seem to be having a lean time compared to the revival of vinyl there is still  very active interest in speciality CDs of quality recordings from past and present.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

PIL in stock

We now have the latest PIL album on Vinyl and CD , the first buyer of THIS IS PIL Vinyl will receive a poster of the album artwork. Also just in is the stunning new CD by Anathema, Weather systems. Anathema have excelled with this latest prog masterpiece.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Return to the shop

We are back open on Saturday 26th after a few days in the sun, big arrival immenent is the brand new Public Image release. Expected anyday for release Monday 28th. We will have it on Vinyl and CD.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Shop back open Saturday May 26th

After a very enjoyable day in Prestatyn at the Scala for our Record Fair yesterday, the shop is taking a break for a few days, but we will be back open next Saturday May 26th from 10.30 till 4pm. Good to see visitor numbers up to 250 plus at the Scala, but this a Fair in its infancy and we feel 2013 should see an even better return with the opening of the new retail park adjacent to the venue.Thanks to all who made the trip to Prestatyn, as always very much appreciated and great to see you!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Onward with Hawkwind

Hawkwinds brand new album....and a real cracker will be available instore on Vinyl this week, just awaiting delivery. In addition we will be having in the very limited camoflage vinyl edition for the real collector. The standard version will be selling for £17. If you havent seen the latest PROG magazine it runs a feature on Hawkwind with some amazing pictures inside Dave Brocks hideaway in Devon. Dont forget the band are playing in Buckley at The Tiv on Friday June 1st.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Prestatyn Record Fair - Saturday May 19th

All preparations for this much ancipated event are now in place, just the last minute setting up and signage to deal with. A great selection of dealers for this one, plus a retro Hi Fi stall. I cant recommend this venue enough, it really is abit special....and we get to use the Scala sound system. Studio 2 where the Record Fair is staged is on the ground floor just past reception desk. An airy room with plenty of aisle space between the 25 tables on the day. Upstairs is a really nice Cafe with an all day bar. Hope you can make it to not only support the interest for an event in Prestatyn but also the Scala who have done a remarkable job in this historic building. Seeing is believing....see you there from 10am till 3pm Saturday 19th May.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

New vinyl arrivals

Just a quick heads up on new vinyl arrivals this week.
Robin Trower...Bridge of sighs , Howlin Wolf...Killing floor blues, Humble Pie...rockin in winterland, Emerson Lake and Powell...Live in concert, Rush...ABC 1974, Motorhead....1916, 13th Floor elevators...Rockius Levitatium, Captain Beefheart...Mersey Trout,Jack White...Blunderbus,Can...Tago Mago fan club pressing.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Hawkwinds new album

We will be stocking Hawkwinds new album Onward, later this week on standard CD and limited edition CD. As soon as the Vinyl arrives (we hear in a few weeks) we will also be stocking the LP in our racks. Hope to also have some interesting titles coming our way in the next few days, more on that when they arrive.

Third Man comes to Wrexham

The Black Belles an all female U.S. rock band put together than none other than Jack White will be supporting Terrorvision at Central Station, Wrexham on Thursday 17th May. Tickets are £15 and we have a few in the shop for those interested. The Black Belles are very much in the White Stripes style and their debut album on Third Man Records has received rave reviews.....hope to get there too!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Rainy days and Sundays!

It has been another busy week at the shop, thanks to all the RSD visitors who returned today to revisit the shop...wasnt much room last week.With the European market in Mold this Sunday 29th April we thought it might be nice to open up for a couple of hours to support the Town.This was obviously before we checked the weather forecast, not sure if the Market will tolerate the expected deluge but we will be in the shop if anyone wants to take refuge between 12 and 2pm. Thanks again to everyone who supported our Fair last week it seems it was probably our busiest to date.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Still a few RSD titles in stock

Down to the last few RSD titles remaining, the BUY FEATURED page has been updated. Changing the subject for a minute, this week sees a CONTINENTAL MARKET visit Mold on Thursday,Friday and Sunday. The market will be located in the Daniel Owen Square and will have Market traders from all over Europe in traditional dress. Our shop will be open Wedesday,Friday and Saturday with the added bonus of 2 hours opening on Sunday! See opening times for full details. Re-stock of the stunning new album by JACK WHITE is expected in next day or two.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Record Store Day....phew!

Were do you start on this epic day. Just like to thank all those who voted with their feet for real music! I never in my wildest dreams expected the level of support for our little shop and of course the Record Fair. Truly inspiring! Still in shock, but in a happy way. To see so many young vinyl lovers too gives us hope for the future of music. It is quite clear that people still love to own something tangible, real and this event underlines it for all to see. Thanks also to Luke, who provided some great music for those waiting to get into our shop from 9am. The organisers RSD deserve alot of credit for their efforts, there is no doubt that it is a shot in the arm for participating Independent Stores. We having definately progressed from this time last year and will do all we can to bring even more releases to Mold for RSD 2013!

Friday, 20 April 2012

The Final list for Record Fair ready to go!

The last package has been unwrapped, some very exciting would always like more but this year sees about 3 times as many in stock at our shop, all on list now confirmed. But as mentioned many times the first customers will quite rightly get the best pick. The tables are in place for the Record Fair over the road so that too should offer a great incentive to visit Mold tomorrow. Finally we have the amazing new Vinyl LP by Jack White on the shelves! For a full list of RSD titles we have go to our BUY FEATURED page.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Pysch and Kraut art

We have two new paintings by Wirral artist John Pimlott, on our walls in the shop. The first is to celebrate 40 years of the famous Krautrock label BRAIN and the other is a 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS acrylic....very cool.

Manic Thursday...under two days to go

Its getting to the sharp end now, more confirmations...a few more titles added, still some to arrive got everything crossed it all comes together at the last minute. Looking good though and with all stalls confirmed for the Daniel Owen Community Centre Record Fair from 10am in the Town we hope it will be a day to remember. Can't stress enough that titles are extremely limited so if there is something on the list you really want get to the shop ASAP.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

RSD first arrivals

We can now confirm our first arrivals for RSD. We have updated the BUY FEATURED page and will continue to do so up to the 21st so you know exactly what is confirmed stock. As mentioned before these are extremely limited instore so hope you can make it for 9am on RSD.

Fruits de Mer new releases in stock

The Double LP HEAD MUSIC and SORROWS CHILDREN LP are now in stock, be quick these are going fast!

New album chart

The Official Charts Company has teamed up with Record Store Day to launch a brand new chart reflecting sales through the UK’s coolest and most vibrant independent record shops.

The new albums chart will reflect the cutting edge music purchased through independent record stores the length and breadth of the UK. Counting solely physical sales, the very first chart will be unveiled at 5pm this Friday, April 20 at and counted down on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music show between 5-6pm, as part of the 2012 Record Store Day celebrations. Beyond this, the new weekly chart will be revealed at 7pm every Sunday at

The Official Record Store Chart will reflect sales of albums from the just approaching 100 independent record retailers right across the country who participate in Record Store Day UK, including pioneering shops such as Rough Trade, Eastern Bloc, Rounder Records, Rise, Jumbo, Sound It Out and Avalanche. Record Store Day this year runs on Saturday 21 April.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Two more for RSD (T.Rex & Doomriders)

Fingers crossed we will be having Telegram Sam 7 inch with Metal Guru on flipside...coloured vinyl. Also the 7 inch by Doomriders.There may be more or less keep watching! Tim Burgess just retweeted our tweet about Record Store day...big thanks to him and all the retweets he is doing for Independents up and down the Country.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Anticipation building towards next weekend

A busy day in the shop despite a big day of sport (and no win on the horses for me!), with just a week to go till RSD and our Record Fair in Mold the anticipation is tangible. Will be watching the mail all week to see if we really can get all we asked for. It's going to be some day (positive thinking). We are hoping to be beat our queue size record of 5! For those wanting items not on our list the best option would probably be Piccadilly Records in Manchester were they get pretty much everything (one day!) but if you do set out early as the queue usually stretches round the block. But we have to be realistic and hope that what we get in will at least whet a few pallettes and if so aim to better it next year just as we have aimed to do for 2012. Will try to confirm items as we get them during the week.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

RSD - NME special

The NME are running a special RSD feature in next weeks issue out Wednesday 18th April. We have been approached to place an ad and have taken them up on the offer...nice to look back on things like this sometime in the future. It's the lull before the storm now, expecting to be pretty busy next week preparing for the day and Record fair. We hope to confirm arrivals of items as they happen so keep checking especially towards the end of the week. Fingers crossed most if not all will arrive for the day!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

RSD, three titles delayed

The Let them eat vinyl LP releases by Bruce Springstein,Captain Beefheart and Leonard Cohen have been delayed until May 14th release. These will still all be limited edition coloured vinyl but will not now be classed as RSD releases. We will still be getting them instore in May for those interested. They have been removed from our RSD list on the BUY FEATURED page.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

RSD new additions to list

We have added 7 more titles to our RSD list, all titles listed have been ordered and are all there on merit....all abit special in their own right. Hope to confirm arrivals before the day. It seems a few customers may be arriving at the shop for 9am so just to remind you that whatever we get will be extremely limited so be sure to arrive for 9 if anything on the list is a must have! In addition hope to have both Fruits de mer releases instore on the day too.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Our RSD list

If you go to the BUY FEATURED page on this site you will see whats on our list for Record Store Day. This is not the finished article, lots can change in the last two weeks.....including the fact that the VINYLMANIA DVD has just been confirmed as another for the day.

Easter opening times

We are closed Good Friday , open Easter Saturday 10.30am-4pm and also Tuesday 10th April 12-4pm. To anyone tacking on an extra day for Easter the Tuesday may be of use!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Organised Chaos

Well, finally the new racks have been constructed so hopefully it won't be such a tight squeeze as it has been over the last three years. The paint is drying as we speak, hopefully when we open tomorrow it will allow us to start the CD re-stocking process. So much happening at the moment it seems strange to be taking a mini-break after Thursday (back open Thursday April 5th). But the batteries are going for a super boost to cope with what promises to be a very exciting Month. The question on everyones lips is probably what are we getting in for RSD? Hope to post up on the BUY FEATURED page next week all the probables. But its still shaping up well so keep watching. The week before RSD we should take delivery of the two new FRUITS DE MER releases, more on that soon too. Finally, saw THE WHITE HILLS last week at the Kazimier club,Liverpool. If you like full on fuzzed out space rock then look no further, blistering live performance supported by Mugstar.
Just by coincidence (not exactly) have a WHITE HILLS vinyl LP in our racks, it was already ordered just proved to be a wise move. A few more Vinyl arrivals including VAN DER GRAAF GENERATORS last album, THE ONLY ONES, JANIS JOPLIN.
Have you spotted a WICKERMAN 7 inch for RSD? Thought so!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

New Properganda RSD special

We now have the latest FREE properganda magazine instore, great issue with lots on Record Store feel free to pop in and pick one up next time you are in Mold.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

RSD Press release

20 March 2012: Public Image Limited (PiL) frontman John Lydon this evening kicked off the countdown to Record Store Day 2012 with a secret gig and launch event in London’s Shoreditch and a DJ set from Orbital. The event was streamed live to thousands of fans by Boiler Room TV.
It is just four weeks to go to the annual celebrations taking place this year on Saturday April 21. Already a record 206 stores have signed up – 197 in the UK and nine in Ireland.

The initial list of over 350 exclusive Record Store Day releases was also unveiled at the event.

Record Store Day UK coordinator Spencer Hickman said, “The support of artists and labels and music fans for this annual celebration of the indie record shop has been amazing and is really appreciated. To have PiL and Orbital play at our launch is not only a real honour, but it’s a sign of how much Record Store Day has developed.”

Hickman brought the RSD concept of exclusive releases sold only for one day through indie record shops to the UK four years ago. Last year around 180 stores took part. There were around 250 exclusive releases only available in participating stores, more than double the previous year’s tally and more than 200 artists and bands played in record stores around the country.

Many stores had queues hundreds deep when they opened on last year’s Record Store Day. Some were still operating a “one-in-one-out” policy late into the afternoon.

“Record Store Day has now become an established part of the music calendar,” said Hickman. “And what makes it special is the character and individuality of record stores. There’s nothing to beat the enthusiasm and atmosphere of a great record shop. The reason great indie stores succeed is that they love music as much as their customers do. Record Store Day is like one huge festival taking place in every part of the UK. It’s primarily about the record stores and the events, not just the products available”

In what he described as a John Rotten Roll, John Lydon said in support of Record Store Day, “The destruction of the music industry is because people can't buy records easily. A record is for life. A download is a lack of life. A poor substitute for a real wife!"

Paul Hartnoll from Orbital said, “It’s a privilege to be asked to be involved and to promote local record stores up and down the country.”

Record Store Day is sponsored by the Entertainment Retailers Association. Director General Kim Bayley said, “However big and glossy and commercialised the entertainment business becomes, it is vital that we support the grassroots stores who day-in, day-out give their support to new talent.”

Paul Quirk Chairman of ERA added “As Chairman of ERA and a music retailer I have to say for me Record Store Day is the most exciting event of the whole year. I cannot believe how it has grown over the last few years and also how the retailers and the public have embraced it. Each year it moves up another level and I am sure 2012 will be the best ever”.

RSD unleashed

We are in the running for some seriously interesting releases for Record Store Day, we won't be getting everything but if our suppliers do the business we will be more than happy with what we receive. We will be posting the possibilities (so far) on our BUY FEATURED page in the next few days. After a deluge of e-mails over the last 24 hours, once the dust settles we will keep you updated. For the full list of releases visit
Just to be part of this event is a huge privelige and we intend to enjoy the occassion and fly the flag for Independents despite probably being the smallest Worldwide participator!

Monday, 19 March 2012

RSD countdown begins here

An amazing set by PIL from the Boiler room London to launch RSD UK, a streamed live set closed by Orbital. Releases out in the public domain from today. We already know of a few coming our way so our BUY FEATURED page is one to watch over the coming days and weeks.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

RSD launch 2012

Tomorrow Monday 19th March sees the launch of Record Store Day UK. Much excitement and anticipation over the next few weeks. The launch party in London will feature John Lydon's PIL and Orbital. You won't be able to avoid release information from now till April 21st. As previously mentioned as a participating store we will list anything and everything we can get our hands on for the day, right here on our BUY FEATURED page. But pre-orders are not an option, you can only acquire any releases by visiting a participating store on the day.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Krautrock goes around

Finnish Krautrockers will also be in our racks from Friday....Triumph by Circle to be precise. An unbelievably hypnotic LP but again we will only have one for now.


New Vinyl arrivals expected p.m. on Friday include a couple of limited edition Joy Division LP's,Marc Bolan,The Orb,Wire and two collectable Beefheart albums...Dust Sucker,which is a restock plus the Merseytrout LP. On the used front a steady trickle of stock, the stand out being Live in Texas by THE 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS, side one recorded at the Mother Earth Club in Austin 1972 wth side two also from Austins Liberty Lunch circa 1982. Vinyl and sleeve EX. We only have one of each of the above so don't hang around!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Record Fairs underway

Yesterdays Record Fair got us off to a very good start with 250 visitors descending on the Civic Hall,Connahs Quay. The next event in Mold promises to be abit special as it is Record Store Day too!
More on that over the coming weeks, but we aim to put on a great Record Fair to celebrate this occassion, the shop too will be open as a participating store for RSD.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Record Fair Saturday March 10th

Yes, its here at last our first event of the year,at the Civic Hall Connahs Quay will be literally bursting at the seams with the best music around on Vinyl,CD and DVD. Add to this Memorabilia,Merchandise and a very nice retro Hi Fi stall....not bad eh!
The doors open to the public at 10am and stay open until 4pm. Should be a great day, got everything crossed for a good start to our 2012 Record Fair calendar, so hope to see you there.
For venue details,directions etc. go to our Fairs page and click on the Civic Hall.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Record Store Day update

You an now get a Record Store Day App for your phone, Android or i. At the moment not too much info on the App but over the coming days and weeks it should prove to be a very handy tool. We will provide information on anything and everything we are able to get for the day so keep watchin!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Gentle Giant re-issues,new releases

As expected Interview and Freehand by Gentle Giant are now in the shop on new Vinyl.

Red Krayola and bits and pieces

A 12" Bues,Hollers and Hellos by the Red Krayola now in stock....1 only! Gentle Giant Vinyl re-issues due in by Friday also still awaiting the Cranium Pie LP, post it when it arrives. DAVID GILMOUR 10"of Arnold Layne feat. David Bowie now back in stock. New White Hills LP arriving mid March (they are playing in Liverpool with Mugstar on March 23rd). New Mojo's,Record Collector mags and the latest freebie LOUD and QUIET now instore too!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Just in new Vinyl


Now selling tickets

We now are selling CENTRAL STATION,Wrexham gig tickets instore. For a full list of what's coming up visit there Website. We may even post up tickets we have on our Website once the few minor tweaks to the site are finished.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Lots of new 7"'s now arrived plus the BLACK BELLES self-titled LP on THIRD MAN RECORDS. Also not related but very interesting is the re-stocking of the brilliant SOFT MOON very popular request!

Central Station tickets for sale

We now have a selection of gig tickets for sale instore for Central Station Wrexham, kicking off with HADOUKEN on Monday 16th april followed by DEATH IN VEGAS on May 16th. More tickets also available for other gigs so just pop in if you need any. Hoping to get WOODEN SHJIPS tickets for July 11tt,i wonder why....

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Collectable new Vinyl

Just in Joy Division,Let the music...LP purple vinyl No.336 of 500. Also Beefheart,Dust Sucker also very limited on Green Vinyl. For Pysch Space rockers the tremendous self-titled LP by Bardo Pond add to this Fausts,Faust is last and Julian Copes contreversial You gotta Problem with me. Coming soon... Gentle Giants, Free Hand and Interview plus the much anticipated Cranium Pie release. Soft Moon has sold out in store but we are waiting on a few more copies. Third Man Records still not arrived so hopefully anyday.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Last Shop Standing

If you want a sneak peek of the soon to be released film documenting the Last Shop Standing go to Youtube and type in THE LAST SHOP STANDING , there is a 3 minute promo of the movie ready for viewing....looks great. Release due Summer 2012.

Monday, 13 February 2012

RSD it's the Green light

Mold Record Shop has been accepted as a Record Store Day stockist for 2012 on Saturday April 21st . What form it will take at our shop has yet to be decided, hopefully some nice releases will come our way. All abit hush hush at the moment from the organisers, but that only adds to the expectation which has to be a good thing. Info will be offerred up when permitted under tight RSD regulation. Don't forget we also have a Record Fair on that day in Mold at the Daniel Owen Community Centre.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Two extra opening days added

We can now confirm additional opening days this Month, this Friday Feb.10th 12 till 3pm and Saturday 25th Feb. 10.30am till 4pm. All times are now displayed on this site.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Third Birthday February 6th

Yes, it's three years since we opened our shop in Mold. For three hours on Monday 6th there will be £3 off for every £10 spent in the store. This does not apply to pre-orders but everything else will be discounted until 3pm. We also hope to confirm some extra opening times for February in the next few days. More Third Man releases on their way!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Closed this Sunday

We had hoped to open this Sunday 5th Feb. but bad weather is closing in so we have decided not to open for the two hours scheduled. But we will be open for our 3rd Birthday on Monday 6th Feb as planned from 12-3pm....with £3 off for each £10 spent on the day.
So if you spend £20 then £6 off etc. Thanks for all the support over the last 3 years very much appreciated. As far as February hours go, we hope to compensate by adding a few extra days to those already listed so keep watching..

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Record Store Day info

Well having being asked many times recently whats being released for the day the simple answer is that we will all have to wait and see. All the information usually floods in the last Month before the day, Saturday April 21st. With tighter than ever controls of who can participate we have everything crossed that we will be accepted as a recognised retailer for RSD.
News as it happens on our participation will be relayed to you via our keep watching.

Dave Gilmour and Michael Kiwanuka 10" Vinyl

In stock now is the exclusive import 10" EP By David Gilmour featuring Richard Wright and David Bowie. Also the new release by this year's sensation Michael Kiwanuka also on 10" EP.
Both are very limited and sure to be great collectors items of the future.

Friday, 27 January 2012


We now stock a selection of THIRD MAN RECORDS, Jack White's label based in the US. Currently all 7 inch singles. These TMR releases are proving to be highly collectable and check in at a pretty resonable £6.50. In addition to these releases we have more MUSIC ON VINYL and SIMPLY VINYL titles in the racks, including - Richard and Linda Thompson,Primal Scream,Fairport Convention,Screaming Trees,Dusty Springfield ,Free,Trees and many more. Also arrived is the dark and Hypnotic Total Decay EP by THE SOFT MOON (check it out on Youtube), we also have the album too!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

New release by Cranium Pie

Cranium Pie will have their new release on vinyl very soon. The album consists of earlier recordings 2006-9 on theirLunartica label.
The lp 'The Geometry of Thistles' is more acid folk/psych sounding than the proggier mechanisms which sold out almost instantly on the Fruits de mer label, It is available in
both handmade cd and handmade vinyl formats, but we will be only stocking the Vinyl. All pressings are individually numbered and we are hopeful of having some of the lower numbers in stock in about 3-4weeks time when they arrive. If you are interested in reserving a copy they will be priced at £18. Let me know ASAP as limited numbers will be available instore.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Find your nearest Record Shop

Having just entered the Android age in phones (number remains the same) have stumbled across a nifty APP for finding your local Record Shop. Very handy if you are on the move and want to check out a Shop on your travels. Available for the i phone and Androids is THE VINYL DISTRICT . You can find this by searching the Market on your Android or APP store on the i phone. This is basically just a map locator with address details. It's a free APP so worth a look.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Really useful information

We now have some brand new REALLY USEFUL LP boxes with the XL lids instock. Because of the size of the shop they are stored offsite, but if you want one eithere-mail me at or by phone on 0790466739 ahead of collection. These are the 35Litre boxes suitable for about 90 albums or 45-50 gatefolds. Some more Used vinyl arrivals including some Classic Punk albums.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

The end is just the start

Abit cryptic, but great news we have secured the shops future in Mold for a minimum of 3 additional years from March 31st . This will take us to spring 2015. This means we can now concentrate on the future, happy days!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Twittering on

You can now find us on Twitter, our username is VODMusic1 . We hope to create a link from this site in the near future. As most of our traffic is now through our website the MySpace pages have been trimmed back to an absolute minimum (but will remain until further notice), with Facebook and Twitter now up and running we think there presence will prove a valuable asset to our Website.

Shiny happy plastic

We now have swelled our racks with some great new titles on 180 gram Vinyl.
Artists include, Hendrix,The Clash,Patti Smith,Caravan,Focus,Opeth,Trees,Nico,Bob Marley,Nico and more!