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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…

Stores

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…

News

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…

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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…