It's an undoubtedly a strange moment in history. Plenty to speak up for and against. However, one thing is for certain - we all love our music. We love our books, too. In fact, there's an abundance to love and share, so having a place like this - a peaceful, serene blog - is just the intake of breath we needed to help give greater voice to the wealth of creative works that pass our way.

Without further ado, from all of us here at Rough Trade, we wish you a very warm welcome to this, our 'better late than never' blog.

May it prove to be of some interest, some of the time.

Rough Trade

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