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Intense Records

Featured Store: Intense Records

This shop is easy to visit by public transport, being located under the viaduct of Chelmsford railway station, which in turn is next to the bus station. It is an atmospheric location as the shop roof is constructed of corrugated iron within two arches. The trains pass directly overhead so the constant rumbles mix in […]

The Proper Music Party at AmericanaFest 2018

The Proper Music Party at AmericanaFest 2018

At this years AmericanaFest in Nashville, which takes place next month, we will once again be having a Proper Music Party in association with the AMA-UK. This year we’re looking forward to performances at the event from Ana Egge, Neilson Hubbard, Kim Richey and Ben Glover, so if you’re heading along to AmericanaFest, be sure […]

AIM Independent Music Awards 2018

AIM Independent Music Awards 2018 Nominees Announced

The nominees for this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards have been announced and include a couple of Proper distributed acts. Novo Amor have been nominated in the Independent Video of the Year category for Birthplace, the title track from their forthcoming release (watch the video below), and Tom Misch is nominated in the Hardest Working […]

SAY Award Longlist 2018

SAY Award 2018 – The Longlist

The longlist for the 2018 Scottish Album of the Year Award was announced last night at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut! in Glasgow. We’re pleased to see four Proper distributed releases included in the list, Blue Rose Code’s The Water of Leith, Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy’s A Pocket of Wind Resistance, Elephant Sessions’ All […]

Derricks Music

Featured Store: Derricks Music

The unluckiest record shop owner in the world An exclusive piece from Graham Jones forthcoming book‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’ Derricks Music was started in Port Talbot by Derrick, the uncle of current owner Chris Stylinaou, as an electrical store that stocked a few LPs. Like other shops in the […]