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Incoming! Rough Trade Transmissions

#RoughTradeTXDear friends and music lovers, As the music industry and the entire globe battles with the effects and constraints of the coronavirus, we want to make…

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Label Focus: XL Recordings

There is a cloud of mystery surrounding artists at XL. We haven’t quite worked out why, but there is an extra terrestrial quality to all…

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Wide Awake: "A gender equal billing should not be a cause for celebration, it should just be considered the baseline."

Wide Awake's Keith Miller, Tash Cutts and Jamal Guthrie chat music, diversity, equality and the positive initiatives they are embracing to drive conversation and action. There's…

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Opinion: The Heliocentrics' time-honored dexterity and panache

The Heliocentrics - Infinity of NowReview by Ed Zed, Rough Trade NYC office "Superb from start to finish."Ed Zed has seen the light with The…

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Album of the Month - March 2020

Caribou - SuddenlyFrom shimmer to stutter, saunter to skip and swag to swipe, this is a magnificent tapestry of sound from a sentimental music genius. Dan…

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Opinion: [Habibi] gives you that "sh*t I should start a band too!" feeling.

Habibi - Anywhere But HereReview by Cam, Rough Trade NYC "To put it simply, this record is a great, no frills rock n' roll album."Cam…

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Opinion: Khruangbin and Leon Bridges create divine harmony

Khruangbin and Leon Bridges - Texas SunReview by Paddy, Rough Trade office "It is comforting and courageous to find two things that have no inherent connection,…

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Opinion: It's interesting to listen to a band (Nada Surf) almost 20 years apart in records.

Nada Surf - Never Not TogetherReview by Dima, Rough Trade NYC "This album is produced to satisfy a lonesome rainy day repeat listen. It reveals something…

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Album of the Month - February 2020

Isobel Campbell - There Is No Other...The former Belle & Sebastian cellist and singer is back with a new solo album of songs to lift…

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Opinion: Sarah Mary Chadwick, the record you won’t necessarily realise you need until one day you do.

Sarah Mary Chadwick – Please DaddyReview by Al Mills, Rough Trade West "Worn like your favourite heavy-hung overcoat soaked in the second-hand smoke of a familiar stranger,…