With people unable to attend gigs and concerts, many have been turning to records to fulfil their lust for music. Vinyl continues its rise to the top of the physical formats list as it’s set to enjoy its highest number of sales in 30 years in the UK for 2020. As discussed in an article over at The Guardian, with live events put on hold due to the Covid pandemic, music … [Read more...] about Vinyl Sales in UK Expected To Hit 30 Year High
In the US, a collaboration between Spanish beer company Mahou Beer and NYHed Studio in New York have set out to support local bars affected by the pandemic through vinyl releases. That’s right, you can now help out local bars and restaurants affected by the pandemic by buying vinyl! The initiative has been set up as a collab between beer giants, Mahou Beer, and NYHed … [Read more...] about ‘Vinyls for Good’ supports bars and restaurants hit by Covid.
The Kinks' classic album Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One is getting a special vinyl release to celebrate 50 years of the seminal album. Recorded in 1970, the eighth studio album from The Kinks is viewed by many as a concept album way ahead of its time, providing a satirical view of the record industry. With classic tracks such as Strangers, This Time … [Read more...] about The Kinks celebrate 50 years of ‘Lola vs Powerman’ with vinyl release
So you thought Record Store Day was over? You’re kind of right, apart from the fact we have a 4th Day of special release vinyl with the RSD Black Friday event. Even though it’s been a crazy year with Covid, We’ve actually had the most ‘Record Store Days’ within a one year period. The event was split up between three separate days over 3 months called ‘RSD Drops’ to … [Read more...] about Record Store Day Release their Black Friday List
New six-part series Icon: Music Through the Lens builds a fascinating portrait of music photography and how iconic images over the decades came into being. Music shares a special relationship with photography. Whether it's an album cover, a photo from a live performance or a candid shot on a tour bus, music photography gives us a glimpse into the world of a musician that can … [Read more...] about Icon: Music Through the Lens takes a fascinating look at music photography
Fancy a mix of some 90s nostalgia and more recent indie bands? The new Creation Day festival has you covered with big names such as Happy Mondays, Editors, and Ash on the line-up. Touted as a celebration of the legendary Creation Records label formed by Alan McGee, the event will bring two days of exceptional live music to Wolverhampton West Park in 2021. Running from 29th … [Read more...] about Alan McGee sets up new festival ‘Creation Day’ for 2021