Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

All the very best and we wish you a very Happy New Year.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Shop open 27th December

Our shop is open today for anyone wanting to brave the weather, though so far roads clear of snow in Mold. Next open Wednesday 31st December 11am till 3pm.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Just to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas, thank you so much for your support over the last year (and since 2009), still amazed at the level of interest in such a small shop as ours. We are very lucky to have such great open again Christmas Eve (odd Mince pie,Choc,Sherry). If i dont see you have a great time and catch you soo......

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Top 50 list

Our top 50 Vinyl best sellers for 2014.

1.Gruff Rhys-American interior
3.Pink Floyd-Endless River
4.Robert Plant-Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
5.Hookworms-THe Hum
6.Aphex Twin-Syro
7.Mogwai-Rave tapes
8.Jack White-Lazaretto
9. R.Seliog-In Hz
10.The War on Drugs-Lost in the Dream
11.Royal Blood-Royal Blood
12.Temples-Sun structures
13.Black Keys-Turn blue
14,Johnny Marr-Playland
15,Neil Young-A letter home
16.Flying Lotus-You re Dead
17.Caribou-Our Love
18.Ty Segall-Singles 2
19.Metronomy-Love letters
20.David Bowie-Nothing has changed
21.Catfish and the Bottlemen-The Balcony
22.Matt Berry-Music for insomniacs
23.Ty Segall-Manipulator
24,Moon duo-live at Ravena
25.Joanna Shaw Taylor-Dirty Truth
26.Blues Pills-Blues Pills
27.Beck- Morning phase
29.The Horrors-Luminous
30.First Aid Kit-Stay Gold
31.Manic Street Preachers-Futurology
32.Foo Fighters-Sonic Highways
33.Parquet Courts-Sunbathing Animal
34.Mark Lanegan-Phantom Radio
35.Rival Sons-Great western Valkyrie
36,Band of Skulls-Himalyan
37.Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey-Going back home
38.Electric Wurms-Musik,Die Schwer Zu Twerk
39.Scott Walker/Sunn o)))-Soused
40.Tom Petty-Hypnotic eye
41.Echo and the Bunnymen-Meteorites
42.Peaking Lights-Cosmic Logic
43.Ryan Adams-Ryan Adams
45.The Coral-The curse of love
46.Swans-To be Kind
47.Pixies-Indy Cindy
48.Interpol-El Pintor
50.Ian Anderson-Homo Erraticus

Led Zeppelin reissues not included in chart but...

Best selling vinyl reissue
Led Zeppelin III

Best selling 7 inch
The Joy Formidable- Aruthrol A

Best selling 12 inch EP
Mogwai-Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1

Best selling Boxset
Mark Lanegan-Has God seen my shadow

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas and New Year opening times

Regular hours this week, below are the opening times from Saturday 20th December.
SATURDAY 20th 10.30am-4pm
MONDAY 22nd 11am-3pm
TUESDAY 23rd 11am-3pm
WEDNESDAY 24th 10.30am-3pm
SATURDAY 27th 10.30am-4pm
WEDNESDAY 31st 11am-3pm
FRIDAY 2nd Closed
SATURDAY 3rd 10.30am-4pm

Friday, 12 December 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014

Last Pop up of 2014

Our last Pop up NEW VINYL stall of 2014 at.....
Tuesday, 2nd. December 2014, Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
On Tuesday, 2nd. December 2014, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present another night of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester.
Tickets for Golden Fable + The Great Indoors are £4 in advance from the venue itself (01244 390090) or £4 on the door.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The 12 days going, going....

All but  SOLD OUT on reservations for the 12 Days of Christmas, to see what is left check the RSD page which is continually updated. Black Friday confirmation due tomorrow for this Fridays releases.

Monday, 24 November 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS is a new intiative by one of the major labels, exclusive very limited release a day for 12 days in December.
All twelve titles  listed below, as with Black Friday very limited numbers of each in some cases only one or two.


12 days of Christmas:
Week 1
1st Metallica-Lords Of Summer 12 inch
2nd The Beatles-Long Tall Sally 7 inch
4th Wings-Let em in/Beware my lovely
5th Bon Jovi-Live 2 10 inch Pic Disc
6th 5 Seconds of summer LP Pic Disc

Week 2
8th St.Vincent-Pieta/Sparrow 10 inch
9th Weezer - Back to Shack 7 inch
10th Davey Graham/Shirley Collins-Folk roots/New roots  LP
11th Wings-Letting Go/You gave me the Answer
12th Imagine Dragons-Night vision Pic Disc LP
13th The Who-Be Lucky 7 inch etched Who hits logo

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Late night opening Tuesday 25th November

LATE NIGHT OPENING- this coming Tuesday (25th November) we will be open 4pm-8pm for the Christmas Lights switch on in Mold. We will have FREE light bites/ refreshments instore on the night with a FREE lucky dip for  music related items. So if you are in town pop in.....the lights are officially switched on at 6pm.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Additional VOD times

Normal Shop hours this Friday and Saturday with a POP UP  new vinyl stall tomorrow night at the Compass,Chester (Friday 21st November) as part of the next ROPE night with headliners GRUMBLING FUR. Next week in addition to normal hours we will have late night opening Tuesday (Christmas Lights switch on in Mold) and Black Friday which funnily enough is on the Friday.....more info on the way at the Weekend.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

In the NME this week

Our shop is featured  (22nd Nov.issue) in the NME's weekly TOP OF THE SHOPS section below the Official Record Store Chart on page 20 . Look for the sign if you want a peek.....out Wednesday 19th November.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Another Pop up at ROPE night

We have another new vinyl  POP UP stall at The Compass,Chester this Friday 21st November as part of the next ROPE night .GRUMBLING FUR bring their astral planing, shapeshifting avant-popscapes to ROPE  in support of their new album Preternaturals....Support comes from MEILIR, TORPA, ROPE DJs  .

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Black Friday update

There are some titles we expect to arrive now listed on the RSD page on our website. Confirmations will be right up to the last minute before the day on November 28th. In addtion one of the major labels has decided to do there own thing and are launching 12 days of Christmas. This is an exclusive limited edition release a day for 12 days from December 1st. We will also be stocking these and will post out the releases and relevant dates very soon.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Crackling Vinyls 3rd Birthday part 2 tonight

TELFORDS WAREHOUSE TONIGHT: Tonight (Tuesday Nov.11th) sees Crackling Vinyl's 3rd birthday celebrations culminate in a night of particularly brilliant live music, VOD Music Record Stall (New Vinyl) and fine booze at Telford's Warehouse in Chester.
TENDER PREY'S set at this years Festival No.6 & HEAVY PETTING ZOO'S appearance at last years Swn Festival were two standout performances. Tender Prey offer plenty of reverb and a dangerous, interesting new take on the blues. The lively Heavy Petting Zoo are Swansea’s own garage/surf rock group. 7.30pm onwards....

Friday, 7 November 2014

On Making Music

ON MAKING MUSIC the book by Adam T. Walton now instock just £10. A guide to original music-making...Songwriting,Getting Gigs,DIY releases,Influences and much more with lots of notable contributions including The Joy Formidable, Black Francis,Martin Carr, Future of the left...too many to list.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Pop up Stall for a Crackling Birthday

CRACKLING VINYL celebrates its 3rd BIRTHDAY on Tuesday, 4th November 2014 at Telfords Warehouse, Chester. We will be having a NEW vinyl POP UP Stall on the night. Doors are 7.30pm with R.Seiliog and Spectralate providing some amazing Live Music and of course the Crackling DJs.

Halloween Vinyl Treats

Death Waltz Deluxe reissues just out....FROSTED CLEAR VINYL HALLOWEEN II
   , ORANGE VINYL    HALLOWEEN III  ,FROSTED CLEAR VINYL  THEY LIVE. All with posters and Halloween III contains 5 never before released cues. Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Led Zeppelin Reissues

Led Zeppelin Re-issues (IV and Houses of the Holy), now up on our online Store page. Note that Led Zep 4 (deluxe) sold out on Pre order but we do have the Classic version....more Deluxe expected ASAP.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Big Thank you

Another amazing attendance for todays Record Fair in Mold, we cant thank you enough for your continued support for these events. Our love for the Fairs is as strong as it was 9 years ago when we started. A big thank you to a great bunch of Record dealers too, who make the day so enjoyable and are a joy to work (if you can call it that) with. It is always so encouraging to see that the good ole Record Fair is alive and kicking. Our next event is not until March 2015, so for now its back to the shop.....thx-Colin

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Mold Record Fair this Sat.18th October

If you are free join us for our last RECORD FAIR of 2014 this Saturday 18th October 10am-4pm at the Daniel Owen Community Centre, Mold CH7 1DQ. All 24 stalls booked for the day with a range of Dealers coming from all over the UK. The Room will be packed with goodies on all formats-Vinyl,CD,DVD etc....Our Record Shop on New Street will also be open for the duration of the event. Details of next years Fairs already on our website and further info available by joining our Mailing List or by picking up a Newsletter on entry to the Fair on Saturday.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A ruck of vinyl

Lots in this week...Kicking off with a superb Krautrock compilation put together by Tim Ganes...Electricity-Elektronische, Foxygen-...and Star Power, Gary Clark Jnr-Live, re-issues The Smashing Pumpkins-Adore (looks amazing), Caravan-In the Land of Grey and Pink,. Egg-The Polite Force back in stock as is Jack Whites-Lazaretto (at last). Plus new Death Waltz Recording releases The House of the Devil and the truly scary 10 inch The Equestrian Vortex which is on yellow and blue swirl vinyl (you can guess where thats taking you)...only 300 pressed!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Popping up again at Telfords

This Tuesday 7th October we will have another Pop-Up NEW VINYL RECORD stall at the next CRACKING VINYL night (Telfords Warehouse,Chester). For more information on the night contact 01244 390090 or visit CRACKINGVINYL.TUMBLR.COM

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

New vinyl arrivals


Monday, 29 September 2014

Black Friday releases

Not too long until some special releases for this day, for more info visit our RSD page.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Very limited OST from Death Waltz

BEYOND THE BLACK to 350 copies, now in stock.
Brilliant soundtrack by Sinoia Caves - aka composer Jeremy Schmidt - blends seamlessly amongst its influences of Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter, with the latter's mark heard on the oppressive synth percussion of the main titles and the catchy melodies heard throughout.Schmidt’s score is many things – haunting, uncompromising, intense – but is always a fascinating listen.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Cassette Night and CassetteStore Day

This Friday 26th September HALCYON DREAMS are putting on a BRING YOUR OWN CASSETTE night to celebrate CASSETTE STORE DAY which is the day after on the Saturday. As with the VINYL nightssimply turn up with a few Cassettes and PRESS PLAY on Twin retro AKAI Cassette decks. Typically you get at least a 15 minute slot to air your sounds. To be held at the the usual VINYL night venue which is the Queens Head Pub on the outskirtsof Mold by the Mold By-Pass Wylfa Roundabout. Starts at 8pm finishing around Midnight.Following on from the Cassette night our shop will be stocking a small selection of very limited CASSETTE releases for the day on Saturday 27th September. Any incoming Cassettes will be listed on our Website RSD page before the day but can only be purchased instore from Sept. 27th or our online 7 days after the day (thats the CSD rules!).

Saturday, 20 September 2014

A Cracking night instore

This Tuesday 23rd September sees the return of CRACKING VINYL nights at Telfords Warehouse,Chester. The first features TRWBADOR/DAN AMOR. We will be there with a small Pop-Up stall selling NEW vinyl. For more information on the night contact 01244 390090 or visit CRACKINGVINYL.TUMBLR.COM

New vinyl arrivals

NEW vinyl (LP) arrivals include, GOAT, HOLY SONS,ALT-J ,PEBBLES volume 2 ,LAETITIA SADIER .ROYAL BLOOD, CATFISH and the BOTTLEMEN restocked. Just check website for whats in and Pre Orders. APHEX TWIN-SYRO sold out on Pre order trying to get some more in.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Whats coming in for Cassette Store Day.

Any incoming Cassettes for CASSETTE STORE DAY will be posted on the RSD page on our website. Descriptions of each release will appear below each title. There will be a small but select amount of offer for the day which is 27th September. The first few are up on the RSD page with more confirmations over the coming days...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Pre Order information

We have stepped up listings on our website Pre Order page so keep an eye on that as well as the usual Online Store front page. For very popular releases we sometimes have all pre sold before it gets a chance to go on sale for release date, so always worth checking Pre Order page.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Got it taped

Our Online Store now has a Cassette page, there will be a very small selection of limited NEW releases available here. In terms of interest we realise there wont be huge interest in this but are very happy to offer this option for those who may still love the format or the Collector after those limited editions. With Cassette Store Day on 27th September, any left overs will be added to this page 7 days after the event. As with all other titles on our Online Store you are able to RESERVE and COLLECT.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Next Bring your own vinyl night.

The next BRING YOUR OWN VINYL night organised by HALCYON DREAMS is this Friday 5th September at the Queens Head Pub in Mold from 8pm till late....

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Aphex Twin 3 LP up for Pre-Order

Possibly the surprise release of 2014 is out on September 22nd, Syro by Aphex Twin is a 3 LP set, now up on the Pre-Order page.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Led Zeppelin Remasters - Pre Order now.

Pre-Order 2014 Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy remasters on our Website Online Store page. Due out the end of October, no need if you have already requested at the shop it's been noted. We are stocking Classic and Deluxe versions on vinyl and CD.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Prog Rocks

ROCKS is a new batch of Back to Black VINYL re-issues true to original releases all mastered from original recordings and supplied with download codes. First arrivals include APHRODITES CHILD-666, FAUST-FAUST,CAMEL-SNOWGOOSE and MOON MADNESS, EGG-THE POLITE FORCE, PETER HAMMIILL-THE SILENT CORNER AND THE EMPTY STAGE and VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR-THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS TO WAVE TO EACH OTHER.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Next BRING YOUR OWN VINYL night is Friday 5th September at the Queens Head Pub in Mold from 8pm till late!
Located just off the Wylfa roundabout on the outskirts of Mold.....anything goes, you typically get a 15 minute set to play whatever you like. Organised by HALCYON DREAMS, help is on hand if you are a newcomer to twin decks. Just turn up with some vinyl and have fun, great social evening.

Rega to sponsor Record Store Day 2015

As part of its support for the UKs annual celebration of independent record stores,  Rega will produce a special limited edition version of its acclaimed and multi-award winning RP1 turntable featuring RSD branding. Additionally, Rega will promote Record Store Day through its 75 partner stores in the UK, and work with RSD organisers to create a range of branded merchandise.More on this before the big day next April.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Cassette Store Day-September

Cassette Store Day is Saturday 27th September, this fun format sees special releases out for the day in very limited numbers. We have signed up in support of the day and great to see a Halcyon Dreams release on the list. If any tapes of interest let us know as we wont be stocking everything just a few selected titles.For more info on the Cassette Store Day and full list of titles and stockists visit

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Soundtracks just in...

Three recent additions to our DEATH WALTZ RECORDING Co. stock, Forbidden World, Room 237 and The Evil Dead 2013, the latter being on very limited Brown and Green vinyl. Also back in is the creepy Berberian Sound Studio by Broadcast and the David Alexander Hess-Last house on the left. All now up on our Online Store pages.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pre Order new Robert Plant LP

2 LP plus CD with laser etched side 4...This is Robert Plants first record since 2010s Band of Joy, which followed 2007s six-time Grammy Award–winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand.  Produced by Plant, the album is his Nonesuch label debut and features 11 new recordings.We will also be stocking the CD version. Head to Pre Order page on our website if you want to order the Vinyl version!

Vinyl just in

New arrivals ahead of release are the much anticipated debut album by ROYAL BLOOD-ROYAL BLOOD plus   OPETH-PALE COMMUNION,ENO HYDE-HIGH LIFE (independent shop release only) , WHITE HILLS-GLITTER GLAMOUR ATROCITY, TY SEGALL-MANIPULATOR,, HOLGER CZUKAY-DER OSETN IST ROT which is a triple gatefold 2 x 10 inch and the Multi coloured limited edition by THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS-BRILL BRUISERS.

Social media updates here

We are aware that some, dont have or prefer not to have access Social Media sites. So in an effort to bypass this we will be putting any updates we put out on Facebook, Twitter etc right here on our Website. Hope this is of some use to you in the future.

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Due instore very soon on CD only, the 6th album by the SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS-SLOW CYCLONE. Getting rave reviews!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Record Fair thanks

Just a very quick thank you for the tremendous support for our Record Fair yesterday and also down at the shop. Another great turn out , very much appreciated. Our next Record Fair is back at the same venue in Mold on Saturday 18th October.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Record Fair in Mold this Saturday

Our next Record Fair is this Saturday 2nd August at the Daniel Owen Community Centre Mold (CH7 1DQ). There will be 23 stalls on the day with Vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Memorabilia and Merchandise. Top Record dealers will be attending, the Fair runs from 10am to 4pm.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Brand new release by The Joy Formidable

THE JOY FORMIDABLE- for those who havent already booked their 7 inch from TJF website you can head to our Pre-order page for this release out Monday!The first Aruthrol EP with  first new track Yn Rhydiaur Afon
and featuring the excellent Colorama with Forget Tomorrow on the B side.
Limited edition (500 copies only)."

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Vinyl arrivals and Pr-orders

A few Pre-Orders added on Website page, other vinyl arrivals and restocks  include Wooden Shjips-West, Matt Berry-Kill the Wolf,The Fall-Unutterable,Stevie Ray Vaughan-The Kings Head, Tom WaitsMy Fathers place,Smoke Fairies-Smoke Fairies,Jack White-Blunderbuss, John Grant-Pale Green Ghosts.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Pre-Order page additions

The new Pre-Order page is up and running ....over the coming weeks we will gradually add titles that we think will be best sellers to give you a chance to reserve ready for the day. All other titles will be added as per normal to the Online Store page so be sure to check both Pre Order page and regular Store page to see ALL new stock.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Pre-Order option now live

Those sharp eyed visitors to our website ONLINE STORE page may have noticed there is now a PRE-ORDER option. This is now fully operational, but as with all things new, not everything will be listed for Pre Order intially giving you and me time to get used to it. Over the next Month we will start to add the most popular incoming titles, all other titles will just appear as they do now on the ONLINE STORE page. Those Pre-ordering will receive a confirmation e-mail very similar to the current ordering process.Only one title on there at the moment although lots coming in so be sure to check both the Online Store page and Pre-Order page until we get up to speed! Thx.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Next Bring your own vinyl night-July

Next HALCYON DREAMS Bring your own vinyl night is Friday 25th July. Note that there is no Vinyl night this us abit longer to sort those 'sets' out!
More information about night, venue etc on our EVENTS page.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Denbigh Record Fair feedback

Thanks to everyone for one of the busiest Denbigh Record Fairs to date (and it's our 7th year in the Town), tremendous local support alongside our brilliant regulars. The Halcyon Dreams 'Bring your own vinyl' sets were also very well received....some excellent track choices so big thank you to all DJ's for adding this extra new dimension to our Fair. We will return in 2015....

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Led Zeppelin releases now in.

Led Zeppelin I,II and III (new Jimmy Page remasters) now in on Vinyl and CD, note that we have Standard and Deluxe versions....head to our Website Online Store page for info on releases. Any pre-orders reserved for collection.
Paul Wellers new More Modern Classics also now in on Vinyl and CD.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Definately Maybe pick up

Oasis-Definately Maybe vinyl orders fulfilled, none left in stock apart from pre arranged pick ups!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Bring your own vinyl night

This Friday 30th May is the next HALCYON DREAMS 'bring your own vinyl night' at the Queens Head pub on the outskirts of Mold. 8pm till late....we will be there!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Whole lotta releases

If you have a preference of format (and want to pick one up the week of release) let us know,we hope to cover all options....and there are a few!
Here's some info:
Forty five years after their successful debut album, Led Zeppelin has become one of the greatest and most iconic rock bands in music history. In honour of their legendary career, Atlantic/Swan Song will reissue all nine studio albums, beginning with deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III. Each album has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. The deluxe reissues will also feature companion audio of previously unreleased material. Led Zeppelin,
Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III will be available in the following formats:

Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.

Deluxe Edition 2CD – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.

Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing.

Deluxe Edition Vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl. (Led Zep I is a 3 vinyl set, II and III are 2 vinyl sets).

Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes: remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve, companion audio on CD in card wallet, remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing, companion audio on 180-gram vinyl, high-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit. (Live tracks are 48kHz/24 bit), Hard bound, 72+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia, high quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered. Led Zeppelin will also include a replica of the band’s original Atlantic press kit.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Looking backwards and forwards

After a very succesful Record Store Day last Month (thanks to everyone for supporting us) we now look forward to whats next.
With RSD out of the way at the pressing plants,new releases are coming thick and fast, just this week we have the debut album by the Rails-Fair warning who managed to get the Pink Island label resurrected for this release. Also the Horrors-Luminous and a superb collaboration between Brian Eno and Karl Hyde-Someday World. You get the idea lots to look forward to and dont forget if we havent stocked it we can probably can get it as we now have most if not all  bases covered!
As for the Record Fairs, our next outing is the visit to Denbigh town Hall on Saturday June 7th, this venue isa real favourite of ours...more on this event soon.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Record Store Day Feedback

Another Record breaker at the shop with the longest and earlist queue to date. First arrival at the shop was 12.30am on RSD , the queue stetched down the road by early morning. Thank you to all who lined up in what proved to be very chilly conditions. As always very good natured and the patience of those in queue is to be commended. By the end of the day most RSD stock had been sold but we still have a few items (only one of each) which we have listed on the updated RSD page.Over the road at the Daniel Owen Community Centre it was also a great success with thanks to all Record Dealers in the Fair, Bands,Richer Sounds,Artists and of course Brendan who supplied the P.A. and Ross(Rope) who put all the music on offer together .Heres to the next one.....

Friday, 18 April 2014

Record Store Day

The RSD list is now complete and viewable on this Websites RSD page.
The shop will open at 9am prompt in the Morning, if you are joining in the fun we hope you have a great time!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Record Store Day this Saturday 19th April

Is this coming Saturday 19th April  which is of course Easter Saturday.
For those of you keen on any of the titles on the RSD list .......falling at Easter at least allows for an early night on Good Friday!
It seems from what we hear that people may arrive at the shop well ahead of opening time which is 9am on the day.
Confirmations of titles we expect are ongoing so keep checking our Website RSD page up to the day, this will be updated as we go to the day.
For tips and advice, again visit the RSD page. Although there are more releases this year but it seems that the amount of each release distributed to each Record shop is tighter than ever so be aware that we may only get one or two of most releases listed on our Website, this will apply to all stores Nationally and not just us. There will be exceptions were multiples will be possible. So really the tip is set the alarm clock and get to the shop ASAP to avoid missing out on that title you are after. The shop will remain open until 4.30pm whilst the other activities over the road at the Daniel Owen Community Centre are in full swing.
The plan for the day is to open the Record Fair about 9.30am to give those who called at the shop a chance to call in nice and early. At about 10.45 the Film shows will start upstairs at the Venue around 10.45am in the MOVIE ROOM and DJ's and Live Bands will play from 11am in the MUSIC ROOM,another room will house Merchandise, Art and Hi-Fi demos by RICHER SOUNDS. All in all should be a great day so hope you can make it. The nominal (usual) 50p charge for the Record Fair covers everything on the day.
One last tip for those visiting the shop early is to keep an eye on the Weather and come prepared in case its chilly (or wet...hopefully not) . RUBENS cafe should be down at some point with some free drinks samples and Meat n Eat a few doors up do early Breakfast sandwiches etc....We are also very pleased that Meilir will be playing live outside the shop at about 8.30am ahead of his FOCUS WALES and GREEN MAN FESTIVAL appearances.There will be a few FREEBIES for the first customers!
So hopefully see you next week at some point and thanks for your continued support throughout the year!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bold text for RSD confirmations

First confirmations for the RSD include Temples/Jagwar Ma, Liars and Gil Scott Heron.....any confirmations will be marked in BOLD TEXT on the website RSD page just as soon as we know they will definately be in on the day. Most of the confirmations will be very last minute so keep the faith........

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Outstore performance for RSD

In addition to all other activities in Mold for RSD, if you are visiting our shop early on RECORD STORE DAY (Sat.April 19th) we are very excited to announce that MEILIR will be playing live outside the shop just before opening time (around 8.30am).
You can check his FB page at
and also catch him performing at the GREEN MAN FESTIVAL and FOCUS WALES this year!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The RSD connection

This Months local magazine the  MOLD CONNECTION magazine has a full page feature on RECORD STORE DAY (page 38) with our AD on the opposite page 39.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Our Record Store Day list

RECORD STORE DAY - a preview of our first list is now up on the website RSD page. All titles are expected but not confirmed (this happens for all stores last minute). as soon as any title is fully confirmed we will advise on the RSD page, titles either withdrawn or unavailable will be removed from our page....this allows you to know exactly what will be in on the day. We expect more to be added to our list before the day so keep checking....with one final check on the Friday before Record store Day. As always there will be very low numbers of eack listing (in some cases only 1) due to each being pressed in such small quantities.....this will be the case for all participating stores, so bear this in mind on the day.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Record Store Day 2014 release info

Full list of RECORD STORE DAY titles now viewable at
We will update the RSD page on our website over the coming weeks (just 29 days to go!) to inform you of what will be available at our shop on the keep checking right up to the last minute. In addition to the list on the Record Store Day page we expect to have a few RSD  U.S. imports too.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Record Store Day titles announced March 20th

RECORD STORE TITLES ANNOUNCED (March 20th), dont forget to tune into XFM radio between 4pm and 7pm, we will be staying open until 7pm (announcement 6pm) and will have a viewable hard copy instore and also broadcast show live .Here is some info on the XFM show...The event will see all of this years Record Store Day products announced as well as exclusive live performances from Tim Burgess of The Charlatans (Manchester) and Tom Smith of Editors (London).

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Record Fair Saturday 15th March

Our first Record Fair of the year is next Saturday 15th March. The venue is Connah's Quay, Civic Hall.There will be over 30 stalls on the day with Vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Memorabilia,Hi-Fi and Merchandise. The event runs from 10am to 4pm.The Civic Hall is a large, spacious venue and there will also be a cafe open at lunchtime with light bites and refreshments. free parking directly outside the Hall which is also served well by public transport with nearby bus and train routes. Note-our shop will be open Wed-Fri this week but closed on Saturday 15th.....guess where we will be?

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Toy and more

New 7 inch due in from TOY soon (Its Been So Long) in the meantime both their LPs are back in stock as are titles by John Grant,Queens of the Stoneage,Warpaint and both First Aid Kit LPs.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Bring your own vinyl night this week

HALCYON DREAMS are putting on their third BRING YOUR OWN VINYL NIGHT this Friday 28th February at the Queens Head pub on the outskirts of Mold-just off Wylfa roundabout.From 8pm till late, simply turn up with vinyl of your choice and play it yourself on the decks provided. typically you get a 15 minute slot and it is not as daunting as it sounds, great fun with absolutely no experience required. We will be going so may see you there......

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Back open Wednesday 26th February

Our Record shop will be closed for a short break from 4pm today, back open next Wednesday 26th February.
This means we will not be open-Thursday,Friday and Saturday this week.
RESERVE and COLLECT will continue as usual in our absence with any item being ready for collection any day from the 26th February.
See you soon....

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

It's a Hawk fest

Hawk fans....just in, three limited edition coloured vinyl Hawkwind vinyl LPs, Spacehawks,Choose your Masques and Sonic attack.
also arrived are Cow Palace PARTS 1 AND 2 BY Neil Young, Dead Kennedys-Give me convenience....all on vinyl.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Five years on

FIVE the shop turns 5 having opened on Feb.6th 2009. Hard to imagine that the level of interest in Vinyl would increase/return so much in the short time we have been here, thanks to everyone who has supported the shop (and the Fairs). No big celebrations as all energy is focused on RECORD STORE DAY on Saturday April 19th which we think will be abit special (plans for day coming along nicely!). The most important thing is that INDEPENDENT music has a local presence and we will continue to do what we can (in our own small way).....thx and cu soon!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Monday, 27 January 2014

Record Collector magazine mention

Our shop gets a mention in this Months RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE (out this Thursday) - article on page 20, highlighting 10 of the Country's more distinctive diskeries!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Spacemen 3 have landed

Spacemen 3 limited edition vinyl now in,Sound of Confusion, The perfect prescription and Performance....all on 180 gram coloured vinyl. Also the much anticipated debut album by September Girls-Cursing the Sea plus a limited edition repress (with poster) by The Upsetters-Super Ape.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Vinyl off to a flyer in 2014

The vinyl floodgates have opened....just in are Tackhead-For the love of Money, Jack Name-Light show, Bibio-the Green EP , Dum Dum Girls-Too True, Pontiak-Innocence and Prggy Sue-Choir of Echoes......2014 is truly underway!  All listed on the website online store page.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Get Spacerocked

 Alot of interest in this, now instore.......
The Shindig! Guide To Spacerock
This special edition of Shindig! explores spacerock’s peculiar mix of heavy riffs and electronics through the age of the space race, the resulting sci-fi explosion and the mind-expanding influences of the acid-fried ‘60s and beyond.
We trace spacerock back to its roots with the soundtracks of the ’50s, including Louis and Bebe Barron’s FORBIDDEN PLANET, through to the incredible work of JOE MEEK on ‘Telstar’. In addition, we will cover the social and cultural context of the moon landings, sci-fi literature and the spaced-out cinema that shaped the end of the ’60s. In this environment came early spacerock efforts from THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, PINK FLOYD and THE BYRDS.
One band arrived at the close of the decade to define the genre – HAWKWIND. Just as influential in their own idiosyncratic way were GONG with their Radio Gnome trilogy. Several artists pursued the electronic side of spacerock, such as SILVER APPLES and FIFTY FOOT HOSE, whilst the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP added a distinct Britishness to proceedings. The Germans also produced their own unique contributions to the idiom with AMON DÜÜL II, NEU and ASH RA TEMPEL. At the close of the ’70s several artists such as CHROME utilised the punk spirit to reinvigorate spacerock.
The magazine will take the genre through the ’80s and ’90s with OZRIC TENTACLES and the cross-pollination of the indie scene with SPACEMEN 3 and LOOP. Taking things up to the present day and proving the genre is still in rude health are the likes of ASTRA, THE HEADS and WHITE HILLS. There will also be numerous diversions through key spacerock obscurities as well as articles from the likes of Johnny Truck, Patrick Lundborg, Ian Abrahams and Rich Deakin.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Opening times this week

We are back to Wed-Sat hours in the shop after New Year...please note tomoro Thursday 9th Jan. we will close at 3.30pm instead of usual 4pm, all other opening times are 10.30am-4pm.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Vinyl arrivals

More Vinyl top ups on our Websites online store page. The pace of arrivals picking up after the New Year.