Author Archives: Ben

Featured Store: Vinyl Tap

Taken from the book ‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’ Vinyl Tap is located opposite Huddersfield train station. The shop had long been off the media’s radar, but that all changed on the day before Record Store Day in 2017, when Lauren Laverne broadcast her BBC 6 Music radio show live […]

Razorlight

Razorlight – In-store Tour

In support of their new album, Olympus Sleeping (out 26th October), Razorlight will be performing at independent record shops around the country in the week following the release. Olympus Sleeping is the band’s first album in ten years and sees lead-singer and songwriter Johnny Borrell in top form, dishing up instant classics like the insanely […]

Soul Brother Records

Featured Store: Soul Brother

Taken from the book ‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’ Laurence and Malcolm Prangell were brought up in the 1960s in a large house in Watford. Laurence’s first memory of music was courtesy of the next-door neighbours, a West Indian family, who played their reggae music very loud and into the […]

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 […]