You may have seen record players with two or more tonearms. If you’re not sure why this is or you want to learn about why you might consider more than one tonearm, this article aims to answer your questions and give you a little background on the subject. First of all, a couple of things: Dual or multiple tonearms are more for vinyl aficionados, those who are really into … [Read more...] about Why Do Some Turntables Have Two Tonearms?
How are we halfway through January already?! Let's celebrate 2 weeks of 2021 with some lovely new music, shall we? We have six tracks this week, each one bringing a unique style and flavour, from indie-rock to settled folk to lofi loveliness. As always, click the pics for a listen. BLAB - Casual Sex Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Frances Murray, aka … [Read more...] about New Music Fridays – 15th January 2021
We might not have thought that 2021 could be anymore crazy than 2020 but it seems like we were proven wrong! Oh well, one good thing is that New Music Fridays is here to improve your week. We've got some well-needed, chilled out sounds this time to lead you into the weekend in the best way possible. Click the pics for a listen and enjoy. Scoobert Doobert - Can’t Imagine … [Read more...] about New Music Fridays – 8th January 2021
From Madlib & Four Tet’s hook-up to Dodie’s debut, Michael Sumsion looks ahead to the great new music due to be unleashed in the new year. 2020 was a tense, anxious and challenging year. Covid has exerted an influence upon the cycle of new music releases, yet we’ve still been inundated with a plethora of challenging and interesting sounds across a multiplicity of genres. … [Read more...] about The Best New Music Releases Coming In 2021
Happy New Year from all of us at Vinyl Chapters! 2021 starts with a Friday so we're here to provide you with four new tracks to break you into the new year. We've gone for some gentle, reflective tracks this week that take in the pains, gains, and everything we've all gone through recently, as well as some warm melodies and bright words aw we look forward to a Covid-free … [Read more...] about New Music Fridays – 1st January 2021
Michael Sumsion selects the stand-out tracks that defined this year, featuring missives from The Avalanches, SAULT, Angel Olsen and Phoebe Bridgers. As we consign 2020 to the past, here is my audit of the best songs of the year, those which provided succour from the turmoil and catastrophe unfurling outside our windows. With gigs, festivals and tours on pause, these artists … [Read more...] about 10 Songs That Helped Define 2020