With many people stuck inside during the coronavirus lockdown, many have a bit more free time on their hands. For record fans, this could mean more time to listen to music, but this isn’t the only thing you can do with your vinyl. With this in mind, we’ve listed 7 things you can do with your records to help pass the time, keep you mentally strong and get you through this crazy … [Read more...] about 7 Things You Can Do With Your Vinyl During Lockdown
Rough Trade: A Blueprint for the Survival of Record Stores
Entering the Rough Trade East store at London’s Brick Lane is an adventure for any music lover. For such a large place it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that you’re unlikely to find in many shops of similar size with friendly staff that are always on hand to help. Sofas and a cafe area at the front act as a chill space, everything is light and airy, and records are stacked … [Read more...] about Rough Trade: A Blueprint for the Survival of Record Stores
Original Pressing Vinyl or Reissue: Which Should You Buy?
It’s a question that gets asked a lot and, to be honest, there is no definitive answer. Both an original pressing and vinyl reissues have their disadvantages and advantages, and personal circumstances also play a huge part. Below we aim to dispel the myths, give some advice, and take you through a bit of history so you can decide what will be right for you when deciding to buy … [Read more...] about Original Pressing Vinyl or Reissue: Which Should You Buy?
Digging for Gold #1: Basement Records, UTFO and Prince
Welcome to the first instalment of Digging for Gold. This will be a monthly column that will discuss the availability of records in bargain-type environments and chronicle some personal finds of my own each month. With the growing popularity of vinyl records, obviously, that means more people are looking for vintage wax. Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, Yard/Garage/Estate Sales, … [Read more...] about Digging for Gold #1: Basement Records, UTFO and Prince
Interview: James Morrison
James Morrison speaks to Vinyl Chapters about his new record, working with Joss Stone, and what he likes about touring. After taking a four-year break between albums, James Morrison has made a welcome return with new record You’re Stronger Than You Know. Featuring a much more live sound than previous work, the album sees the You Give Me Something singer in a good place, … [Read more...] about Interview: James Morrison
A Guide For Record Store Etiquette
Record stores are a home away from home for people who love music - vinyl-lovers, especially. For many, there’s nothing better than heading down to your local record store for an afternoon, flicking through the new additions, digging for a gem and giving that rare find a spin on the turntable. But, like anywhere filled with people with a passion, there are going to be certain … [Read more...] about A Guide For Record Store Etiquette