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Amphetamine Ballads, Barbed Wire Kisses, book, competition, Damon Albarn, Domino, Jesus & Mary Chain, Record Store Day, Southend, test pressing, The Amazing Snakheads, The Horrors, The Wobby Lamps, Thee Oh Sees, With Light And With Love, Woods, Zoe Howe -

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...

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Amphetamine Ballads, Castle Face, Do To The Beast, Domino, Drop, LP, South, Southend, Sub Pop, The Afghan Whigs, The Amazing Snakheads, Thee Oh Sees, Vinyl, With Light And With Love, Woods, Woodsist -

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...

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Barbed Wire Kisses, book, Domino, Essex, Jesus & Mary Chain, Record Shop, Record Store Day, South, Southend, The Wobby Lamps, Zoe Howe -

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...

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Essex, In-store, Playlists, Record Shop, South, Southend, Spotify -

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...

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