On The Rise UK

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…

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 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…

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: Fabiana Palladino

An anticipated arrival weaves sensuously soulful pop threads into the sleekest of sonic fabrics. After being approached by friend and confidant Jai Paul in 2014, London…

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."…

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.…

Rough Trade Essential: Shoegaze

One of indie-rock's finest subgenres. With warm waves of distortion, limitless guitar texture and the most ethereal vocals - shoegaze is music for dreamers.…

Rough Trade x Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Help save a life. Someone in the UK dies by suicide every 90 minutes. Artists, musicians and entertainers have an increased risk of suicide. Rough Trade…

Album of the Month - January 2024

SPRINTS - Letter To Self City Slang Energetic and abrasive with driving guitars and spiky punk poetry, SPRINTS mix up a brilliant concoction of gothic-tinged melodies…