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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…

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Now Broadcasting.... Rough Trade Transmissions

Don't miss Rough Trade Transmissions, our new Instagram TV series curating exclusive artist content, broadcasting weekdays on @roughtrade and @roughtradenyc IGTV channels. Including video from The…

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Album of the Month - April 2020

Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs - Viscerals"Sounds like an advancing storm." The GuardianWho The noise loving Newcastle-Upon-Tyne quintet featuring Matt Baty, Sam Grant,…

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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…