Sad Indie-spensibles

Not reserved for January alone, embrace the blues and beauty of some of our favourite wistful vinyl albums featuring Gothic tones, 'sad indie', melancholy folk and sadcore rock - the downbeat melodies we all lean into, to feel more understood.…

In Profile: Bill Fay

"The context around a song can poison it to sensitive ears. We each have different biases that we bring with us when engaging with music." Words…

Album of the Month - January 2022

Yard Act - The OverloadZen FC/Island A post-punk appraisal of the 21st century's rampant capitalism, combining the retro touchpoints of British indie, minimal 70s no-wave…

On The Rise: Honeyglaze

Honest and assorted storytelling, delivered with the kind of dynamism that draws you close and doesn't let go. Discover Speedy Wunderground's delectable Honeyglaze.…

Sell Us Your Pre-loved Records

We’re interested in buying your pre-loved vinyl. New Year is often synonymous with a particular kind of 'trimming', but this January, perhaps you might want…

Ranked: David Bowie's Greatest Albums

"I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on." With Saturday 8th January 2022 marking…

New Year Revolutions

Is there a better way than veganism to solve the climate crisis? What does "feminism" mean today? How has unconcious bias affected technology? Looking to turn…

Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

It’s been a wild year, but 2021 will soon be in the rearview mirror. Our final list of the year sees us not look back…

Coming In Hot: The Best New Albums in 2022

With long-awaited debuts, racing comebacks and some of the most complete work to date, be assured the next trip around the sun will deliver some truly…

Staff Albums of the Year 2021

These are the albums that dominated our Rough Trade office playlists, soundtracked our store floors and vacated our racks for our own personal collections. Check out handpicked new music favourites from 2021.…

Best of Christmas 2021

Christmas time is here Families drawing near Oh, that we could always see Such spirit through the yearVince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here Christmas…

US Staff Picks of the Year 2021

Much happened this year. If you're reading this, you must know we inaugurated a brand new store at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the center of New…

Album of the Month - December 2021

Geese Projector Partisan Records A compelling 9-song post-punk project, projecting all the excitement and energy of a very present young band and a strong hint of…

Shoplifting with Sloppy Jane

In conjunction with the release of brand new album Madison, Haley Dahl of avant rockers Sloppy Jane shares some of her favourite vinyl records found in the racks of Rough Trade East.…