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Record Store Day 2017

It's that time of year again. Record Store Day 2017, the 10th year, as you can see above, is on Saturday 22nd April.   The list of products will be announced on 21st March at 6pm.  Any requests, get them in EARLY! We have to put our orders in pretty much the day it gets announced, so be ready... As usual, we'll be opening at 8am and closing at 6pm.  There'll be a band playing later in the day, and DJs throughout. Here's the Facebook event page, which we'll be updating with more info >>> FACEBOOK EVENT “When I left home and moved to San Francisco, first thing on my mind was joining a band… the problem for me was...

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That old 2016, eh?

As the year draws to a close and so far nobody famous has died today, I thought it would be a good time to round up a little of what's happened here at South in 2016, because there's nothing we all enjoy more than admin, right? We've been lucky enough to have a load of great bands play, both local and from further afield, in chronological order, here's who we had come and play in the shop: Mystery Jets, MG Boulter, Steve Hooker, Apostille, Phill Jupitus (DJ), Matt Battle, The Bellybuttons, Asylums, The Ears Of Xeno Group, Diamond Family Archive, Calvin Johnson, Ultimate Painting, Muertos, Saint Leonard's Horses and The Faux With more to come in 2017. Make sure to...

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Albums Of The Year 2016

It's come around again, the time to insist you pay attention to our taste in music.  2016 has been both a great and terrible year for music - tons of brilliant new albums (as you'll see below) and lots and lots of death.  This year we lost David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, Colonel Abrams, David Mancuso, Pete Burns, Bobbie Vee, Prince Buster, Alan Vega, Bernie Worrell, Guy Clark, Merle Haggard, Phife Dawg, Keith Emerson, George Martin, and loads (LOADS) more.  With all that death there needed to be some good stuff to take our mind off it, and fortunately there was.  Below are South's 20 favourite albums (note - not best; favourite), and the rest of our 50 (numbers...

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