Author Archives: benbowdler

Black Circle Records

Featured Store: Black Circle Records

David Kosky started his career in 1991 at his local Our Price at a time when vinyl was being cleared out of the stores. His first job was to handle all the vinyl being sent to his store for markdown as there was so much storage space. Needless to say quite a lot of the […]

SRD - Southern Record Distributors

Proper signs SRD for Fulfilment

We’re pleased to announce we’ve signed a new fulfilment deal for Southern Record Distributors’ (SRD) roster of indie labels. Proper will now manage SRD’s pick, pack and ship and warehousing for its vast exclusive label base, currently numbering around 200 and spanning all genres, including Light In The Attic (Rodriguez, Lee Hazlewood), Kompakt (The Field, […]

Action Records

Featured Store: Action Records

So many long-established record shops opened during the punk and post punk periods. One of these was Action Records owned by Gordon Gibson who originally started selling second-hand vinyl in a Blackpool market. At first it was tough going and he pondered about if he had made the right decision. One day he only took […]

AmericanaFest

AmericanaFest 2017 in Pictures

We had a great time in Nashville at AmericanaFest this year meeting with various labels and artists and attending a whole host of events and showcases. Here’s a selection of pictures from just a few of the events we attended. Thanks again to the American Music Association and AMA-UK for once again putting on the […]

Banquet Records

Featured Store: Banquet Records

Kingston upon Thames has many music connections being the birthplace of musicians John Martyn, Steven Wilson, Dave Swarbrick, Rat Scabies, drummer with the Damned, Peter Cox from Go West and Richard Butler singer with the Psychedelic Furs. These days the towns musical connection is to be home for one of the UK’s most innovative record […]