Shoplifting with Mo Troper

Mo Troper's affinity for demos and bootlegs is obvious in our newest shoplifting session. Portland musician Mo Troper's latest album, Troper Sings…

On The Rise: Lip Critic

Unconventional technicians of genre fusion and purposeful freneticism. Signing to Partisan Records in the autumn of 2023, Lip Critic are the New York electronic punks boasting…

Record Store Day UK 2024

Everything you need to know about Record Store Day at Rough Trade... We're back to do it all over again in 2024 (and with…

Record Store Day 2024

Browse the list of titles below and make sure to review the guidelines ahead of the celebration. See you in April! BROWSE RECORD STORE DAY 2024…

Rough Trade Essential: Funk and Soul

"It’s albums like this which gave artists a cornerstone with which to hone their talents and produce some of the most engaging and beautifully…

On The Rise: Chanel Beads

A timeless, transcendental meditation on being. Chanel Beads is the project of Shane Lavers, an established presence among the New York DIY scene whose early output…

On The Rise: Clarissa Connelly

A soul-cleansing exploration of beauty through music. Scottish-born, Copenhagen-based producer, composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Clarissa Connelly draws from her love and personal experience of Nordic culture…

Shoplifting with Dirt Buyer

Songwriter Joe Sutkowski of Dirt Buyer contemplates the beauty and disaster around him on sophomore album Dirt Buyer II. Dirt Buyer II (their first record on…

Shoplifting with Future Islands

"This record still has a piece of my heart. M is one of my favourite songs of all time. And has one of my favourite…

Album of the Month - February 2024

The Last Dinner Party - Prelude to Ecstasy Island Fresh off the back of their Rough Trade On The Rise induction, ready yourself for a real…

Shoplifting w/ They Hate Change

They Hate Change are sonic omnivores, obsessive deep-divers, lovers of rare and radical sounds. photos by Olivia Cummings The Tampa Bay production/rap duo have announced…

Shoplifting with SPRINTS

Dublin garage punk sweethearts, SPRINTS, are turning heads and ready to make their mark on the indie music scene. SPRINTS' debut album Letter to Self…

Rough Trade Essential: Greatest Guitar Albums

"Replace the generic cliches with genuinely raw lyrics, the pristine, over-the-top production, with grit and power, and the trite, self-indulgent guitar solos, with a style…

On The Rise: Blue Bendy

Six cool cats defy genre. Ranking between the "7th and 2nd best guitar bands in London" and with fans including Franz Ferdinand's…

On The Rise: gglum

As she’s gotten older, Ella Smoker, AKA gglum, has found that her subconscious has been trying to tell her “some pretty wacky stuff” Thoughts will…