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2021, Cindy, Dinked Edition, Further Listening, Playlist, Tough Love -

San Francisco has been turning up a lot of our favourite bands these past few years, with the SF labels Mt St Mtn and Paisley Shirt, along with Tough Love in the UK, bringing most of them to our attention. Cindy's third record, 1:2, has been on heavy rotation here for months and has finally seen release this week (as a Dinked Edition, or on blue vinyl).  BUY: Cindy - 1:2 To follow up the Further Listening playlist Cindy's Karina Gill made us for her other band Flowertown, we have another here. As usual (these San Francisco bands all seem to have...

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2021, Essex, Love Record Stores, LRS, September, South Records, Southend -

Following the resounding success of the #loverecordstores campaign in 2020 and the subsequent Love Record Stores event, which took place last June, the campaign organisers have announced plans for a second event, which will take place on 4th September. Now an important fixture in the music retail calendar for UK record retailers, labels and music fans alike, Love Record Stores 2021  will be an opportunity for the independent music community to come together to support record stores who, like many other businesses, have faced difficult trading conditions throughout the pandemic. Given the UK government’s recent announcements about lifting lockdown restrictions the...

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2021, drop 2, essex, recommendations, record store day, rsd, south records, southend -

Record Store Day release lists can be pretty overwhelming - hundreds of records, a lot of which you'll just glaze over as you're browsing, so we've got a few to keep your eyes out for which we think are well worth checking out:Candi Staton - Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) [INFO]. My favourite singer, during her greatest period. Just some of the best music ever. Her version of Jolene is the definitive version for me. The best. Cat Stevens - Harold & Maude OST [INFO]. A really lovely soundrtack of folk-pop classics recorded for the best film...

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2021, Andy Bell, Ever Decreasing Circles, further listening, mix, new, playlist, Ride, sonic cathedral, south records -

Andy Bell has been a constant companion to many of us for 30 odd years, as guitarist/singer in Ride, to bassist in Oasis, and now his solo work. He released his solo debut last year to coincide with his 50th birthday, and has followed that up this year with a series of EPs - the ever decreasing circles series (12", 10", 7" and CD). Perpetually moving forward with his own music, taking in ecstatic psych pop, electronic studio experimentation, shoegaze (of course) and all points in between. This Further Listening playlist, made exclusively for us, is a deep dive in...

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2021, clifftown, further listening, Hudson records, matt boulter, mg boulter, mix, playlist, south records -

We're long term fans of MG Boulter, having had him play in the shop on a few occasions over the years. A songwriter whose turn of phrase and observant lyrics bring new light to the minutiae or small town life. His new album Clifftown, is out now on Hudson Records, and he's been kind enough to make us a playlist of some favourites. Scroll down to read Matt's thoughts on his choices, and to listen BUY: Clifftown Clifftown is an album about growing up and living in a seaside suburban town, the good and the bad. I have always been drawn...

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