Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy New Year, thanks for your support over the last 10 years, see you in the next decade...Shop back open this Saturday!

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Pre Xmas sale-Merry Christmas

With Christmas Day just a few days away we will be discounting EVERYTHING instore by 20% on Monday and Tuesday (Christmas Eve),there will also be Mince Pies and some 'seasonal refreshments'.Note on these days we will only be open 10am till 2pm.
Our shop will then be back open next Saturday 28th December, before closing again until after New Year returning at 10am Saturday 4th January. If we dont see you, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year-thanks so much for the wonderful support for our shop and Record Fairs.Will be back with a Newsletter around New Year.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Record Vouchers

Just in case you didn't already know and are undecided on purchasing a suitable album for someone for Christmas, we do sell Record Vouchers (any amount), not best option but good alternative .

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Our top 50 for 2019

So, here it is our best sellers of 2019.

Note that our Top 50 is purely based on sales which we think is the best reflection of our shops DNA. Everyone will have their own favourites and thats the way it should be (be interested to know yours?).
Anyway here is the full list, below this you will also find best sellers on other formats.

1.Nick Cave-Ghosteen
2.Gruff Rhys-Pang!
3.Jane Weaver-Loops in the secret society
4.Moon Duo-Stars are the light
5.Ian Brown-Ripples
6.The Utopia Strong-The Utopia Strong
7.King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard - Infest the rats nest
8.The Raconteurs-Help us Stranger
9.Pixies-Beneath the Eyrie
10.Gong-The Universe also collapses
11.The Chemical Brothers-No Geography
12.Super Furry Animals-Guerrilla
13.King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard-Fishing for Fishies
14.Elbow-Giants of all sizes
16.Aldous Harding-Designer
17.Angel Olsen-All Mirrors
18.The Cranberries-In the end
19.Follakzoid- I
21.Mark Hollis-Mark Hollis
22.Thom Yorke-Anima
23.Oh Sees-Face Stabber
24.Massive Attack/Mad Professor-Mezzanine remixes
25.The Black Keys-Lets Rock
26.Liam Gallagher-Why me,Why not
28.Sleaford Mods-Eton Alive
29.Centrum-For Meditation
30.Iggy Pop-Free
31.DJ Shadow-Our pathectic age
33.Goldfrapp-Black Cherry
34.Slipknot-We are not your kind
35.Brian Eno-Apollo extended
36.Pink Floyd-Division Bell 25th anniversary edition
37.Khruangbin-Con Todo El Mundo
38.Stereolab -Mars Audiac Quintet
39.Stereolab-Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements
40.Nirvana -Live at the Paramount
41.Karen O and Dangermouse-Lux Prima
42.The Comet is Coming-Trust in the lifeforce...
43.The Specials-Encore
44.The Waterboys-Where the Action is
45.Catfish and the Bottlemen-The Balance
46.The Fall-Bend Sinister/The Doomsday pay off tiad plus
48.Sendelica-Chromlech Chronicles IV
49.Underworld-Drift series 1 Sampler edition
50. Echo and the Bunnymen-The John Peel Sessions

Top Selling 7 inch
David Bowie-The boys keep swingin

Top Selling 10 inch single
The Wildhearts-Diagnosis

Top Selling 12 inch

Top Selling Vinyl Compilation
Various-Peaky Blinders Series 1-5

Top Selling OST
John Carpenter-Halloween (original score)

Top selling Vinyl Boxset
Steven Wilson-Home Invasion

Top Selling Cassette
Sleaford Mods-Eton Alive

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Black Friday open 7am

We will be open 7am until 6pm for Black Friday, all incoming titles now listed on our Website RSD page. Please note extremely limited and in most cases we only have one of what's on list, with a few exceptions.
In addition we are offering 20 percent of ALL stock in shop with exception of this Friday's releases including Black Friday titles and any pre orders.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Light up Tuesday

Another very enjoyable visit to Wrexham for our last Record Fair of the year, once again very well attended.This venue has proved to be an excellent addition to our Record Fair calendar, so much going on there throughout the year too so be sure to check it out if you havent been there before.
Christmas is getting closer,we will be open late this Tuesday night 26th November, 4pm till 8pm to celebrate the switch of the Town festive lights. LIGHT UP TUESDAY is something we have done since we opened back in 2009, few 'light refreshments'and nibbles and maybe some non cheesy Christmas music.After that BLACK FRIDAY, more on that by midweek...
So, finally a huge thank you for supporting our Record Fairs throughout the year...now its back to the shop. Record Fairs return at the end of  February 2020.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Friday, Saturday info...inc. Record Fair

Just a reminder that our shop will close at 4pm today (not usual 6pm Fridays) to allow time for set up at Ty Pawb, Wrexham for tomorrows Record Fair.The shop will also be closed tomorrow , so if you are heading to our event...see you there.Will post out more info after weekend for next weeks hours which will include a late night Tuesday and Black Friday.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Biggest Fair? next Saturday 23rd. Nov.

Our last Record Fair of the year in Wrexham next week had us wondering, given there will be around 33 stalls at Ty Pawb on Saturday 23rd of November is this the biggest Record Fair in Wales? be interesting to know. There are of course larger Fairs in other parts of the UK but we have not been able to find information based on events in Wales.Whatever, by our standards this will be the largest Fair of the year and we very much look forward to returning
to Ty Pawb. Alongside the Stalls will be a Street food vendors,bar,Art gallery, Dj sets and
possibly some live music in the food court area round lunchtime.There is also a selection of market traders within the building and for those who want to venture out major retail stores close by.Our shop will be usual hours next week with the exception of Friday 22nd when we will not have our usual late night Friday opening, finishing at 4pm to allow set up of the Record Fair the day after.
The end of November is looking especially busy with our Record Fair,Light up Tuesday for Mold Christmas lights switch on and Black Friday.More info on Black Friday week after the Record Fair.

Friday, 1 November 2019

All aboard for Wrexham

Get there by road, rail....its just 3 weeks until our Record Fair at Ty Pawb, Wrexham on Saturday 23rd November. Set to be our biggest Fair of 2019 and the final one before the return of the Fairs next February. Free entry, we cant wait.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Black Friday additions

See our RSD page to view the latest additions to our Black Friday list.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Next Record Fair goes large

Our next Record will be our largest of the year and will be at Ty Pawb, Wrexham on Saturday 23rd November. It will be Free entry, more details ahead of the event.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Back open Thursday

After our Record Fair last Saturday we are taking an extra day off so back open Thursday 24th October when usual hours will be resumed.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Thank you...on to the next

Many thanks as always for the tremendous support today, the fairs are all about music , chat and meetups and long may it continue. Our last Record Fair will be our biggest of the Year and is at Ty Pawb,  Wrexham on Saturday 23rd November.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Record Fair 19th October

Our next Record Fair is this coming Saturday 19th October at the Daniel Owen Community Centre, Mold.A great selection of the UKs Top Record dealers will be attending with music on all formats-Vinyl,CDs,DVDs plus Memorabilia..Great day out for collectors of real music and bargain hunters. The Fair runs from 10am until 4pm and is FREE ENTRY.
Our Record shop on New Street will also be open for duration of this event.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Heads up on Black Friday

We will once again participating in Black Friday on Friday 29th November, keep an eye on our RSD page where we will list incoming titles for the day.
More info soon.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Return to late night Fridays

We have been back in the shop since Wednesday with return to usual hours, Friday this week sees the continuation of our 6pm finish ahead of Saturday 10.30am till 4pm.
We intend to stick with late night Friday throughout the Winter Months with possibly a few extra days in the run up to Christmas.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Shop back open Saturday

After a few days away from the shop we will be back open tomorrow Saturday 21st September .

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Few days off

Our shop will be closed in week,so Wednesday,Thursday and Friday shut with return to usual hours on Saturday 21st September. For those with pre orders, hope picking up on the Saturday isnt too distruptive.
See you soon...

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Record Fair next Saturday 7th Sept.

We return to Denbigh Town Hall this coming Saturday 7th September for our annual visit to the Town.Top Record dealers will be attending with music on all formats-Vinyl,CDs and DVDs plus Merchandise,Memorabilia .All Stalls taken for what is a must for collectors of real music and bargain hunters.Very spacious venue with cafes ,bars, local independent shops plus nearby parking.
Halcyon Dreams (who organise local Bring your Own Vinyl nights) will also be there, so anyone can join in and spin their own tunes on the day inbetween crate digging
The Fair runs from 10am until 4pm and is FREE ENTRY to all.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

4pm close this Friday

We are off tfor a visit o TOTALLY WIRED 2 at Ty Pawb Wrexham this Friday which starts at 7pm. A night of Psych,Freakbeat,Electronica and Dub plus live performance from Torpa with visuals by Datamosh.
Usual opening times on Saturday.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

New venue for 2020 revealed

So, our new venue for 2020 is in Neston at the Civic Hall on Saturday 20th June where we will
have 28 stalls on the day. Neston is a Market town on the Wirral which is easily reached by road or rail,in fact just 11 minute ride on the Train from Shotton.It also has rail links to Wrexham,West Kirby,New Brighton and Liverpool with connection to Chester via Shotton.
Free parking located near the venue and this will be a Free entry event.There will be an onsite cafe but there are also plenty of places to eat and drink in Town with an excellent selection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurents.Parkgate and Ness Gardens are also close to the Town and well worth a visit,the Wirral way also runs through the town on the disused railway track (Willaston-West Kirby).More information nearer the time, its a great venue and we look forward to our first visit next Year.
*Please note this is not a move to more Fairs on the Wirral, just that the current two events over the border planned for 2020 will shared across two venues,the other being Bromborough Civic Centre which is already established on our Record Fair calendar.
*Our next Record Fair is just a few weeks away on Saturday 7th September at Denbigh Town Hall.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

New Record Fair venue

We have just secured a new Record Fair venue for 2020, so where is it?
Clues will appear on our Facebook page this Friday 16th . For those who dont use Facebook we will post out soon after the reveal.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Online store updates

Due to a hectic time including epic weekend in Cardigan where we had a stall at THE 17TH DREAM OF DR.SARDONICUS festival , we are currently in catch up mode updating our Online Store page to reflect new arrivals and pre order listings. Should be back on track by Sunday night.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Next Record Fair Denbigh

After a rainy weekend but very enjoyable Record Fair in Mold last Saturday its on to Denbigh on Saturday 7th September, we will be cramming the Town Hall there with over 30 stalls but plenty of space to get round in this historic venue. More info nearer the time...

Monday, 22 July 2019

Record Fair this Saturday in Mold

Mold Record Fair at the Daniel Owen Community Centre is this Saturday 27th July 10am-4pm,free entry which is now the norm for our Fairs.Our Record shop in Mold on New Street will also be open for the duration of the event... 23 stalls booked up for the day

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Record Fair,Vinyl Night,Mag Feature

Another reasonably fast turn around and onto our next Record Fair in just over two weeks on
Saturday 27th July in Mold at the Daniel Owen Community Centre. More on this ahead of the event.
Before then...

Halcyon Dreams next visit to the Queens Head pub on the outskirts of Mold is this Friday 12th July, turntables spinning from 8pm until around midnight. Anything goes and no experience needed with Tom on hand for newcomers if needed.

Our shop is featured in this Months ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE on page 97 of issue 55 (Talking Shop) opposite the Stockists page.This excellent magazine which we stock on a Monthly basis covers electronic music and culture with a side order of art and technology plus in depth coverage of the contemporary scene, the pioneers, the machines, and the current thinking of the electronic music world. There are two versions, the standard magazine or Magazine bundle which comes with 7 inch single. Generally the bundle can only be purchased from a few Independent Record shops (including ours) dotted around the World or through their website.This Months edition is a special Moon landing edition with the usual array of briiliant articles covering electronic music. For this Month only we will carry a few extra copies of standard edition alongside the Bundles we already take.
Despite the lack of gravity on the Moon our feet are firmly on the ground....

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Heatwave in Bromborough

Heatwave everywhere in fact, but despite the non typical weather conditions Bromborough Record Fair delivered again, all hail Fair goers and Record dealers. Back to base (MOLD) for our next Record Fair on Satuday 27th July at the Daniel Owen Community Centre. Doubt in can be as hot again....

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Record Fair Saturday 29th June

We return with a Record Fair to Bromborough Civic Centre on Saturday 29th June 10am-4pm (FREE ADMISSION) - 28 stalls. Music across all formats Vinyl,CDs,DVDS,Memorabilia and Merchandise.Free Parking next to the venue,Train Station just a short walk away (Bromborough Rake). There is also an onsite Cafe ....
As a consequence opening hours this week will remain the same with the exception of Saturday when we will close to attend our Record fair in Bromborough.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Usual hours-Late night Friday

With lots of vinyl releases in this week (check our online store page) just a reminder that late night Fridays mean we open until 6pm every Friday should you wish to pop in , FREE parking in Mold after 5pm.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Closing times this Friday and Saturday

We are open until 6pm tonight but close an hour earlier Saturday at 3pm.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

'News' at Ten

From this Friday 24th May are introducing a selection of NEW vinyl at £10 each instore. Easily spotted in the racks by their yellow stickers. These prices have also be updated on our website for reserve and collect purposes.The selection is across all genres and will be expanded over time.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Shop back open thursday

Slight change of plans shop back open a day later this week on Thursday 16th May...return to usual hours including 6pm close on Friday night.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Record Fair Feedback

Many thanks to all those who attended Ty Pawb,Wrexham yesterday what a great day. Another great attendance which according to Ty Pawb footfall sensors in that part of the building indicated in excess of 750 to the Fair alone . We will be back there in November, but next stop for the Fairs is Bromborough Civic Centre on Saturday 29th June. Another very popular venue which easy access by road and rail.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Opening times Record Fair weekend

This Friday our shop in Mold will close at 3pm to allow for set up of our Record Fair at Ty Pawb,Wrexham the following day Saturday 11th May. The Record Fair will open on Saturday 10am to run until 4pm. Please note our shop will be closed for the day returning to usual opening times next week.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Next Record Fair 11th May

Our next Record Fair is at Ty Pawb, Wrexham on Saturday 11th May. 30 stalls music on all formats across all genres plus DJ sets,Bar, Streetfood , live music in the food court.
FREE ENTRY to all, Fair opens 10am and runs through to 4pm. A great venue and we cant wait for our 2nd visit to Ty Pawb.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Thanks for RSD

For us the  build up to RSD started last December and here we are now post RSD,where did the time go? Thanks so much for such an amazing day last Saturday, the support was incredible.
From Paul the first arrival at the shop 2pm Friday...yes Friday, just the small matter of a 19 hour wait for opening time  and for all those who joined the queue, It was such a cold night but the sense of community and good humour seemed to get them through it. We opened about 8.30am and Paul first in promptly found the Friels Cider hidden vinyl nabbing himself a FREE Rega turntable, what a start.Tony was next up with a FRRE crate of Friels cider.We cant stress how much YOU all being there meant to us, its more than sales its an annual coming together cementing our love for real music.Our Record Fair by all accounts was very busy and the Live Music at the venue very well received.Big thanks to Tom and Pat,Sophie and James(team VOD) for such a great job upstairs at the Daniel Owen Community Centre, i did manage to catch Trecco Beis, what a great band and thoroughly nice lads as was Ennio the Little Brother who is also one to watch with his unique style, check out Mai68 for more and info on other artists on the label.The addition of a licensed bar seemed to work well and one we may revisit in the future.
All in another day to remember, it was our 10th RSD and year on year it just gets better.
So for now A BIG, BIG THANK YOU, the success of the day is down to you not us....

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Shop open Sunday

Our shop will open 10.30am till 4pm tomorrow Sunday 14th April , if you want to pop in and see what's left from RSD or simply wind down for a chat after the event.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Free RSD tote bags

The first 20 to the shop on Record Store Day will receive a FREE limited edition FRED PERRY RSD tote bag.
In addition there will be gifts for the first ten
Customers on the day.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Rsd preparations Friday

Our shop will be closed this Friday to allow for preparations for Record Store Day. We will be back open 9am on Saturday for RSD.

Monday, 8 April 2019

FREE rare vinyl on RSD

We have been chosen to take part in FRIELS Vinyl treasure hunt on RSD.
The idea is simple,  2 x Friels record sleeves  will be hidden at our shop in with our of RSD exclusives on Saturday April 13th.
The first customers to find them need to tag  @frielscider in a picture with the winning record and tell them which store they found it in on Facebook, Twitter or Insta.
As a result you will win the prize featured on the vinyl sticker. There are some incredible prizes to be won including Friels x Rega turntables, Record Store Tokens at £200, cases of cider and much more.
Competition entries must be in by 28th April.

Record Store Day/Fair this Saturday

Our next Record Fair is this Saturday 13th April in Mold at the Daniel Owen Community Cente (ground floor) . Its part of our FREE Record Store Day celebrations which will also see Live Music on the 1st Floor plus Hi Demos by Richer Sounds and a licensed 'listening bar'. The Fair opens 9.30am with live music from 11.15am onwards. Record Store releases from our shop 9am.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

RSD exclusive playback

We are very happy to announce that as part of the BEHIND THE COUNTER series for RSD 19 we have/are permitted to play the MANSUN -LEGACY vinyl EP a week in advance of RSD. please note whilst we have a copy this is for playback only and not for sale. We will be stocking this EP on Saturday 13th April for RSD. Playback will be at Midday this Saturday.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Pricing up RSD titles

We hope to start pricing up RSD titles sometime NEXT week, this will only be done on releases we know for sure will be there on the day so keep watching right up until the RSD.  This said we are confident everything already on OUR list will make it for the day, but will remove the odd one that fails to land or is withdrawn.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

We will be at 6 Music Festival

VOD Music have been selected by BBC 6Music to have a stall BY DAY at the Camp and Furnace on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March ,along with a handful of Independent Record Shops who will be coming together to create an Independent Record Fair as part of this Years 6 Music Festival in Liverpool.All this just two weeks before RSD, exciting times!
As a result our shop will be open as per usual next week until 12.05pm Friday, but closed Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, with return to regular opening times the week after (first week of April).

Friday, 22 March 2019


RECORD STORE DAY-Saturday 13th April

FREE places can now be being booked for the Live Music on Record Store Day Saturday 13th April at the Daniel Owen Community Centre.
Playing Live ENNIO THE LITTLE BROTHER and the Welsh Fuzz Fi surf overlords TRECCO BEIS with DJ sets by Halcyon Dreams plus a licensed listening bar with demos and playback on the latest Hi Fi equipment from Richer sounds.Note limited numbers for the Live Music on Record Store Day - contact  Colin at VOD Music by txt or phone 07904688739 or e-mail enquiries@vodmusic.co.uk  for a FREE code which will be designated to you for the event*. * Persons with FREE CODE should arrive for the Music (1st Floor) by 11.30am, after this any spare spaces will be allocated to anyone wishing to attend on the day. Free to come go as you please.
You will find the Live Music on the First Floor of the Daniel Owen Community with our Record Fair  on the Ground Floor.
All RSD releases are only available from our shop on the day from 9am onwards.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Our RSD list is growing

Many more titles have been added to our expected titles for RSD, as always anything that doesnt arrive will be removed from the list. Pricing will start the week of RSD and be completed by the Thursday.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Live Music on RSD

Live Music on RSD
We are very happy to announce that TRECCO BEIS the Welsh Fuzz-Fi/surf overlords
wiil be performing LIVE for us on Record Store Day at the Daniel Owen Community Centre, more details soon including how to get a FREE ticket for this event on RSD!

Friday, 8 March 2019

RSD update on that list

Ordering in titles for the RSD is well underway and we hope to start listing (gradually) on our Website RSD page from next week, a long process so stick with it over the coming weeks...dont panic if what you are looking for doesn't appear straight away.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

VOD the Movie

Not quite but..

BEHIND THE COUNTER...its VOD MUSIC. We were one of 12 shops selected for the series of films in the run up to RSD (i bet you guessed this was coming!). If you want a laugh you can give it a watch....

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

RSD Launch night

This Thursday 28th February sees the lanuch of Record Store Day 2019, the list of titles to be revealed at 6pm. We are staying open until 7pm, so if you want to pop in to view a physical copy of the list and maybe let us know your wants. As you will probably already know nothing can be reserved for RSD its first come first served on the day, but letting us know your wants can be handy to ensure we dont miss a release you maybe interested in. FRIELS CIDER have very kindly sent out some freebies for the night so anyone calling (while stocks last) will be entitled one per person of one of the Friels promotional items.
Record Store Day 2019 is Saturday 13th April.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

The 'Quay' Record Fair delivers

Such an enjoyable first event of the Year at Connahs Quay Civic Hall, thanks so much to all for getting us off to great start, next one is on Saturday 13th April in Mold which is Record Store Day, more on this very soon.

Friday, 22 February 2019

The sun is out-The Fairs are back

CONNAHS QUAY RECORD FAIR, this Saturday 23rd February FREE ENTRY to all , there will also be a cafe from opening time at 10am serving refreshments also Breakfast fayre plus chips etc. Our shop closes at 4pm today to allow set up at the venue, we will take new vinyl releases to the Fair. Note our shop is closed tomorrow but back open next week on Wednesday with a return to usual opening times.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Record Fair 23rd Feb.

Our first Record Fair of the Year is at Connahs Quay Civic Hall on Saturday 23rd February, an amazing line up of Record dealers , lunchtime cafe, cheap parking nearby ...a great day out for crate diggers after the Winter break. Oh yes its FREE ENTRY too.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Shop is 10 today

Today is infact our 10th Birthday at the shop, it has been such an enjoyable decade at 28 New Street, Mold and we have been so lucky to meet and have the support of so many wonderful customers. This 10 years is down to you!
So why no big celebration today? This is a hectic time of the Year behind the scenes and plenty of celebrations to come...

Monday, 4 February 2019

First Record Fair of 2019

30 stalls at Connahs Quay Civic Hall on SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY.
The Fairs are back with a full programme , 8 Fairs across 5 venues.
Now a tradition to open at Connahs Quay, this is a very popular event with plenty of space, lunchtime cafe and cheap nearby parking. For those travelling by train, Shotton station is just a short walk away. FREE ENTRY to all, the Fair runs from 10am till 4pm.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Snow - closed 30th Jan.

Closed today due to roads/snow but hopefully back open tomorrow....take care!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

New Year update

After a relatively quiet time for NEW vinyl releases everything gets back on track next week with a raft of releases. From here on in its back to release normality so keep an eye on our Website Pre order page over the coming weeks.
Our Record Fairs resume next Month in Connahs Quay on Saturday 23rd February, already fully booked with dealers but more on that soon.
Record Store day is also early this Year 13th April and updates on that soon.