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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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coronavirus, covid 19, essex, record shop, records, reopening, south, southend -

We've had a lot of questions about when we might be reopening, and the answer is still - I don't know. Today inessential shops are allowed to open again, but with records people tend to handle more than they're likely to buy, so we'd be either quarantining every record after every customer has been in (we'd be an empty shop within a few hours), or disinfect everything after every customer, which isn't particularly an easy or quick solution. So what we're doing for the next little while is implementing an appointment system. If you'd like to come and browse, get...

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Lockdown, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Mariah, Q Magaine, Recommendations, Rich Ruth, Scientist, The Flesh Eaters -

I'm in this month's Q Magazine recommending 5 records to get you through the lockdown. Below are what I chose, you'll have to pick up the magazine to see what I said about them, it's out now Mariah - Utakata No Hibi [BUY]Rich Ruth - Calming Signals [BUY]Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Hello New York [BUY]Scientist - In The Kingdom Of Dub [BUY]The Flesh Eaters - A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die [BUY]

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2020, love record stores, record shop, record store, South, South Records, Southend -

Our contribution to the Love Record Stores blog is up now, have a read (and read all of the blogs from a load of great shops whilst you're there) 💘 Link > https://www.loverecordstores.com/blog/south The music community have launched a high-profile, global initiative on Thursday 26th March 2020, to help independent record stores during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. With many of these stores now experiencing a catastrophic drop-off in footfall or having already closed their doors there are fears that some may not survive if something is not done urgently to stimulate sales. With that in mind many music companies have...

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