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.