News RSS



In-Store Playlists

Everyday we put together a playlist on Spotify which we then post on Twitter, so you know what we're listening to when you're here browsing. We posted links here to most of them before, but because that takes forever to do here's our Spotify profile, where you can find them all, alongside some older playlists - Afrika Bambaataa's Roxy Top 100, el Guincho's album inspirations, some Motown non-hits etc  So, if you're keen, here it is - South on Spotify

Continue reading



Barrence Whitfield & The Savages In-Store

On Thursday 15th May (our two month anniversary fact fans), Barrence Whitfield & The Savages drop by to christen our shop with our first ever in-store performance.   They'll be playing a short set from 5.30pm, before heading over to the Railway for a gig that evening.  Make sure you arrive early, as we're a small shop and can only fit in so many people! If you're not familiar with Barrence and his Savages, sit back and let me fill you in with a potted history: Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy...

Continue reading



NME

If you didn't have your magnifying glass to hand as you rushed to your local newsagents to purchase this week's New Musical Express you may have missed that we were featured as Top Of The Shops.  Which, as pointed out by Dean, leaves me in the enviable position of having been featured as club of the week and shop of the week in the same magazine (with a 10 year gap between them).  Once my debut album comes out I'll be gunning for that worst artwork of the week award to complete the set.

Continue reading



Record Store Day, The Horrors competition etc.

A week on from Record Store Day so as good a time as any to say thanks to everybody that made it down, DJ'd and did singings.  Should've done this last week, but I was knackered, soz. If you didn't get a chance to come down we had Zoë Howe signing copies of her Jesus & Mary Chain book, Barbed Wire Kisses (copies still available in-store, a month before it's official release), and we had DJ turns from Gregory Wells from Domino Records, Paul Lagden from the Wobbly Lamps and my mate Dean.  It was a busy old day, opening early, selling loads of Adam & The Ants reissues and then going to the pub after to stare at my...

Continue reading



New releases this week

Four great new albums out this week, all with lovely artwork. Thee Oh Sees new one, Drop, which was preceded by this trippy video, premiered on Stereogum last week Woods return with their new LP With Light And With Love which continues their form of the last few records.  Last time I saw them play (at the ever expensive Cargo in London) they'd added more muscle to their Kraut-folk, which translates well on this album. The legendary Afghan Whigs are also back, with their first album in 16 years Do To The Beast.  And they're back on Sub Pop to top it off And finally, the debut album from sleazy Glasgow rock & rollers The Amazing Snakeheads, whose Amphetamine Ballads come...

Continue reading