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 new vinyl so he decided to do something about it. He had plenty of experience in the music industry previously working at HMV, Virgin, Zavvi and Mute Records. With a limited budget, he started off small scale. The shop measures 1.75m x 2.45m which is an incredible 46 square feet and is worth a visit due to being the smallest record shop in the UK.

Crispin wants his customers to find records they’ve not heard of before and give a new sound a chance. His goal is for Tram to be a place where people meet up to swap recommendations and discover new sounds.

The name came about as trams used to run down the St Peters Street were the shop is based. They were once thought of as out dated just like vinyl was. They are now being now being revived just as Vinyl is.

Crispin opened on RSD 2016. It was a day he will never forget as the ribbon was cut by his daughters Ffion and Flo. The shop has attracted a lot of goodwill from the Ipswich music community. Pay it a visit so you can say you have shopped at the UK’s smallest record shop.

I asked Crispin which releases from Proper and Essential he is looking forward to:
I have got some fantastic ‘Record Store Day’ releases coming in and I am really looking forward to the big day. A couple of RSD releases that I will be buying for myself are Marconi Union – Ghost stations remix, I am looking forward to hearing what can be done with the remixes of one of the best albums of 2016. HMLTD – to the door, A Great track on 7” for RSD with influences from all over. A great modern pop song as they should be. Twilight Sad – 14 Autumns, 15 Winters, I missed this album first time round. So glad they re-pressed it. I am enjoying the new album from Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good at This, A great indie album. If you have not heard it you won’t regret checking it out.

If you would like to be Proper’s Featured Store, contact Graham Jones

Tram Records

Tel: 07512 896359

Vinyl, CD, Cassettes, Magazines

Opening Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: Closed

Established: 2016

Tram Records
St Peter’s Street

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  1. Angeline the Baker Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30
  2. When the Reivers Call Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30
  3. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly, The Lost Boys 0:30

  1. Palace of Memory Oysterband 0:30
  2. No Ordinary Girl Oysterband 0:30
  3. Call You Friend Oysterband 0:30

  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:30
  2. Starling Song Kitty Macfarlane 0:30
  3. Namer of Clouds Kitty Macfarlane 0:30

  1. Indigo Katherine Priddy 0:30
  2. Wolf Katherine Priddy 0:30
  3. Icarus Katherine Priddy 0:30

  1. I Want to Dance with Somebody (Bonus Track) Jon Boden 0:30
  2. Blue Dress Jon Boden 0:30
  3. Get a Little Something Jon Boden 0:30

  1. Angels Without Wings Heidi Talbot 0:30
  2. Dearest Johnny Heidi Talbot 0:30
  3. Wine & Roses Heidi Talbot 0:30

  1. Cloudbroke Georgia Ruth 0:30
  2. The Doldrums Georgia Ruth 0:30
  3. Supermoon Georgia Ruth 0:30

  1. Over the Fields (For John) Blue Rose Code 0:30
  2. Bluebell Blue Rose Code 0:30
  3. Ebb & Flow Blue Rose Code 0:30

  1. Byker Hill Broad Side 0:30
  2. Roll The Woodpile Down Broad Side 0:30
  3. 10,000 Miles Away Broad Side 0:30
  4. New York Girls Hedonism 0:30
  5. Yarmouth Town Hedonism 0:30
  6. Little Sally Racket Hedonism 0:30
  7. Vignette I Matachin 0:30
  8. Fakenham Fair Matachin 0:30
  9. Bruton Town Matachin 0:30
  10. London Town Pandemonium 0:30
  11. Cold Blows the Wind Pandemonium 0:30
  12. Prickle-eye Bush Pandemonium 0:30

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  2. Flirted With You All My Life Cowboy Junkies 0:35
  3. Cowboy Junkies Cowboy Junkies 0:35
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  2. Flirted With You All My Life Cowboy Junkies 0:35
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  1. Bones Of Gilead Richard Thompson 0:43

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  1. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys 0:35

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  1. Fade & Fall (Love Not) Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band 0:30

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  1. Lost Show of Hands 0:51

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  1. Some Dreams Do Amy Speace 1:05

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  1. Kindness Ben Glover 1:00

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  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:37

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