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2016, essex, record shop, record shops, records, round up, shop, south, southend, vinyl -

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,...

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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...

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2016, asylums, free entry, gig, in store, live, record shop, record shops, records, shop, south, southend -

  Asylums will be returning to play live in the shop on Thursday 4th August at 1.30pm.  If you witnessed their gig here on Record Store Day 2015 you know you're in for a treat!  Debut album Killer Brain Waves is out now (and available on pink vinyl) - BUY HERE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE  

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Our May mixtape is up at Mixcloud for your listening pleasure/displeasure.  It's a bit all over the place, with bands like Felt, Spacemen 3, Meat Puppets etc, up alongside Swedish jazz, outsider pop and Californian singer-songwriters.  It's all good though. You can stream it HERE on Mixcloud (our other 2016 mixes are there too) Or you can download it HERE to listen to wherever you are  

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2016, Apostille, Essex, in-store, Live, Night School, record shop, record shops, shop, South, Southend -

Apostille will be playing live in the shop on Saturday 9th April at 2pm, prior to his show at the Hello You Launch Party at TAP that eveningApostille is the founder of Night School Records, home of The Space Lady and Yong Yong, and had collaborated with the likes of Goaty Tapes and Clan Destine before launching his solo venture. Powerless, his debut album, is influenced by Depeche Mode, Suicide and Fad Gadget Apostille live at Audio, Glasgow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW0hkRsPL00  

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