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Recounting: Spare Ribs by Sleaford Mods

"I wrote the lyrics for both tracks in a couple of hours sat in my car outside my house. When we got them into the studio…

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Album of the Month - January 2021

Viagra Boys Welfare JazzBuy now on Rough Trade Exclusive red marble vinyl + bonus CD Photo credit: Marcus Wilen Sweaty hysteria for sardonic lone-rangers and future Godfathers…

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HEAR! HERE! Shit Year. Great Music.

As 2021 approaches we reflect on a year unlike any other and share some of the best bits from across the stores, all wrapped up in…

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Staff Picks of the Year 2020

And so to wrap up this most dismal of years, we offer up some of our personal album picks for 2020 from both sides of the…

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Album of the Month - December 2020

Mark Lanegan Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020Buy now on Rough Trade Exclusive white vinyl/CD Photo credit: Travis Keller Personal renditions of traditional songs sit alongside…

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Recounting: Bedroom by bdrmm

"Imagine the film The Hangover but set in Leeds with no actual consequences except an unhappy recording engineer." Jordan Smith, bassist of Hull/Leeds five-piece bdrmm,…

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Compilations and Reissues of the Year 2020

We've had our say on the best new music in our annual Albums of the Year list, but what about that insane career-spanning collection of tracks…

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Albums of the Year 2020

This year hasn’t been easy for the music community, or any community for that matter. However, it has certainly underlined the importance of music and…

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End of the Needle with David Keenan

"Marx is so unsexy. Except when McCarthy do it." David KeenanEOTN explores the records that have influenced, motivated, shaped, altered or augmented careers, projects, perhaps even…

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Album of the Month - November 2020

Ólafur Arnalds some kind of peaceBuy now on Rough Trade Exclusive clear vinyl/CD Label: Mercury KX In this harsh and bitter environment we call life,…