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Songlines Music Awards 2017

Songlines Music Awards 2017 – The Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of this years Songlines Music Awards which include the Proper distributed artists/acts Baaba Maal (Best Artist), Afro Celt Sound System (Best Group), Kefaya (Newcomer) and Anda Union (Asia & South Pacific). The awards, which are now in their ninth year, are voted for by Songlines contributors, readers and the general […]

Tram Records

Featured Store: Tram Records

A little shop with a big heart based in ‘The Saints’ area of the town centre, Tram Records concentrate on selling new music from independent labels and are great promotors of the local music scene. Crispin Bretts was a big music fan and was frustrated that Ipswich did not have an independent record shop selling […]

Featured Store: David’s Music

David’s Music is an institution, tucked away in the most unassuming of provincial towns. Some sources claim there are more trees than people in Letchworth but that doesn’t stop people making their pilgrimages from far and wide to come and check the shop out. Opened originally as a bookshop, it soon established itself as one […]

Drift Records

Featured Store: Drift Records

In one form or another, the family owned and loosely evolving Drift Record Shop has lived on the Totnes high street since the mid-nineties. Currently driven by “Indie Champion” (2015 AIM Awards) Rupert Morrison, the whole operation is approached with just the right amount of revery… after all, would you really expect one of the […]