Label Focus: Winspear

"Whether it’s intentional or not, we often gravitate towards consistently strong songwriters. Most artists can stumble upon a great song if they write enough of…

Shoplifting with Dayglow

Dayglow is the indie-pop project of Austin based artist Sloan StrublePhotos by Olivia Cummings Dayglow returns with his third album People In Motion. Fun and colorful,…

Shoplifting with Lawrence

"I am attracted to commercial pop songs. I think they are the hardest to write. It's kind of easy to write an abstract art song. Try…

In Profile: Belle and Sebastian

Glasgow indie-pop sweethearts Belle and Sebastian have held a reputation for being an international sensation since their 1996 breakthrough.Accomplishing mountains of acclaim in their nearly…

Shoplifting with Nick Hakim

The prolific, genre-bending singer-songwriter, Nick Hakim stopped into Rough Trade NYC before his performance at Brooklyn Steel for a Shoplifting session.photos by Olivia Cummings While…

Where I Am Now: Gaz Coombes

"...it's more important now than ever, if I'm creating something, for it to be really pure self-expression and for me not worry about what it's supposed…

Shoplifting with Låpsley

"Pop used to be a dirty word and now it's celebrated and inclusive... I describe myself as a pop artist, it's popular culture, it's popular music,…

Shoplifting with Amanda Shires

Rough Trade invites Amanda Shires, the Grammy-winning songwriter, vocalist and fiddle player to join us on our most recent installment of Shoplifting!photos by Olivia Cummings…

Album of the Month - January 2023

CVCGet RealCVC Recordings Your favourite new forerunners of retro rock. Revel in the funk-filled jams, sweeping Laurel Canyon harmonies and swaggering riffs of Welsh risers CVC.…

On The Rise: CIVIC

Purgative, rousing rock and full-on roll. Can't wait for this one to hit your stereos. It might be winter in the Northern Hemisphere but Down Under,…

Coming in Hot: 2023's Best New Music

Hotly anticipated solo works, righteous returns and new classics. It's shaping up to be an exciting year of new music with releases from the likes of…

On The Rise: Tianna Esperanza

22-year-old newcomer Tianna Esperanza shows us a pure and honest authenticity with her debut album Terror. As a biracial teen in Cape-Cod, Tianna sought out what…

In Profile: De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising

"De La Soul told you the nineties were going to be very different to the eighties."Bob Stanley Psychedelic, undeniably funky and underpinned by elements of…

Most Anticipated Albums of 2023

Paramore, Tennis, Shame, and Gorillaz are only a few of the artists set to release new albums in 2023.Our most anticipated albums of 2023 consist…

In Profile: Rough Trade 2022

2022 gave us one of our busiest years ever on record, indicative of the post-pandemic gig-going gold rush, the graciousness of a myriad of masterly visiting…