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End of the Needle with Skin

"How does a black skinny girl from Brixton get into rock music? The Specials were that bridge from Blue Beat, to Ska, to Two-Tone, to The…

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Album of the Month - September 2020

Osees Protean Threat Petrol fuelled krautrock rumbles, dark demonic rock, slinky, sexy disco and cataclysmic noise unite to make the most thrilling and satisfying rush Osees…

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Album of the Month - August 2020

Bob Vylan We Live Here Mum don't look like me But thank God she still loved me Neighbours called me nigga Told me "go back to…

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10 Essential Summer Albums

This has been the hardest summer of most of our lives, so far, and although it has changed the game and all of our expectations went…

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Album of the Month - July 2020

Dream Wife So When You Gonna... A confident and utterly engrossing record from a band firmly at the helm of their own creative calling. Who The…

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Albums of the Year 2020...So Far

2020 is a year like no other before it. Music has been denied much of what it holds dear; live performance, congregation and an artist's ability…

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Album of the Month - June 2020

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to New ItalyImmerse yourself in this sun soaked triumph built with the sweetest grooves going. They've done it again. Who Australia's…

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20 Rough Trade Essential Debut Albums

We all have to start somewhere. From solo breakthroughs to classics, from fresh-faced but soon-to-become mainstays. Here are 20 Rough Trade Essential debut albums that should…

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Album of the Month - May 2020

Ben Lukas Boysen MirageA shape-shifting sonic optical illusion, adorned with musical guests. A transformative and transportive body of work. Who Electronic composer from Berlin, also known…

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Beyond The Counter

The heart of Rough Trade is our record stores, cut us and we'll bleed music. But it's our staff, the blood vessels, who keep our beat…