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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.

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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...

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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...

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Record Store Day 2014

This Record Store Day, which takes place on Saturday 19th April, we make our debut! Throughout the day we'll have DJs, including Gregory Wells from Domino Recording Co. and his own Hey Moon label, and Paul Lagden, guitarist in Southend's own rock 'n roll reprobates The Wobbly Lamps. We also have Zoë Howe signing copies of her book Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus & Mary Chain Story, which is released exclusively to independent record shops that day.  Zoë has written acclaimed books on The Slits, Wilko Johnson, Florence & The Machine and is currently writing about Dr Feelgood legend Lee Brilleaux (pledge here).  Zoë will be here between 2pm and 3pm. Get involved

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March In-Store Playlists

Every day we play loads of different kinds of music, and quite often people can't be bothered to ask what it is so to make things a little easier we publish a playlist every morning on our Twitter of what we had on in-store the previous day.  Obviously not everything is on Spotify, but it's pretty close more often than not We'll be collating them here each month too, so you can see how often I've played Alex Chilton's 'Like Flies On Sherbert' So, here's March's playlists, get stuck in 18th March 19th March 20th March 21st March 22nd March 23rd March 24th March 25th March 26th March 27th March 28th March 29th March  30th March 31st March  

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