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FURTHER LISTENING, GLENN DONALDSON, MIX, MIXTAPE, PINKS & PURPLES, PLAYLIST, SOUTH RECORDS, THE REDS, TOUGH LOVE, UNCOMMON WEATHER -

Glenn Donaldson, aka The Reds, Pinks & Purples, releases his third album of classic wistful jangle pop this week on Tough Love. Uncommon Weather (which is available on limited transparent blue vinyl) is a continuation of the timeless DIY pop from his 2020 album You Might Be Happy Someday and their first proper full length Anxiety Art, a title that might nod to the classic Television Personalities song “Anxiety Block.” Donaldson’s music continuously reckons with the influence of Dan Treacy, whose own forays into drum-machines, echo, and reverb in the early 1990s is an important reference point for The Reds, Pinks...

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2021, LIST, RECORD STORE DAY, RSD, RSD21, SOUTH RECORDS, SOUTHEND -

It's the most wonderful time of the year... The Record Store Day 2021 list has just gone live www.recordstoreday.co.uk  There's a lot of good stuff this year! It's the same deal as last year, with the releases being split across two 'drops' - Saturday 12th June and Saturday 17th July. And, as always, you cannot preorder or reserve any release. However, it helps us immensely if you let us know your requests so we can try to get enough of each release in stock for the day. We have to place orders weeks in advance, so the sooner you can...

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2021, album, lp, Mirry, mix, mixtape, playlist, simon tong, spotify, tom fraser, vinyl -

When we first heard the Mirry album we instantly fell for it, bringing to mind the homespun experimentalism of Woo and the pastoral wonder of Virginia Astley. Then we read the great story behind it, finding that Simon Tong - an unassuming friend of a friend (who also happens to be a member of The Verve, The Good, The Bad & The Queen and The Magnetic North) was involved. Simon was kind enough to make us an exclusive mix, along with Tom Fraser, the musician whose clearance of his grandfather's loft brought us this great album. Read more about the album HERE ...

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2020, albums of the year, essex, record shop, records of the year, south, south record shop, south records, southend -

You don't need me to tell you about this year, we've all been through it, but I think it's safe to say that this year, more than any other, music has been a salve. With the shop being shut I've spent a lot of time walking the streets of Southend hand delivering records, which gave me time to really pay attention to the records I love. Putting them in any order is something that keeps me awake at night, I don't think any of us consider music in competition terms, and it's fair to say that after the first 10...

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2020, drops, essex, record shop, record store day, records, rsd, south, southend -

Record Store Day will be now taking place across three separate RSD “Drop” Dates: Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September and Saturday 24th October. What we're stocking can be seen HERE, along with the prices and more info on each releaseThis year will be a bit different, obviously, but we're still opening at 8am and closing at 5pm. You'll have to keep your distance from each other in the queue, and we can only have a couple in the shop at a time, but we'll be going as quickly as we can, so please be patient. Of course, you'll also...

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