Monthly Archives: April 2017

RSD2017 Update 4 – 12″ Singles/ EPs

Now for the 12″ single and EP releases from the day starting with the one that I was most looking forward to (and that was before I realised the rest of the track listing):

Placebo/ David Bowie – Without You I’m Nothing: 12″ picture disc with the band and Bowie on one side and a birds eye view of NYC on the flip. Housed in a die cut sleeve and featuring not only the Standard version, but the two remixes that were only previously available (in vinyl format that is) on a Promo 12″.

The Chemical Brothers – C.H.E.M.I.C.A.L: Black 12″ with rear etching of the track title and two fancy pants lightning bolts.

Son’z of a Loop Da Loop Era: Far Out: Transparent 12″ with red smoke flash housed in traditional Surburban Base Records generic sleeve.

Pauw/ Mystery Jets – Split 12″: Black 12″ featuring boths bands playing Bubblegum (Mystery Jets) and High Tide (Pauw).

Goldie feat. Diane Charlemagne – Inner City Life (2017 Rebuild): Black 12″ featuring an updated version of the classic track for 2017 as well as a new exclusive Burial Remix on the flip side.


RSD2017 Update 3 – Bowie ‘No Plan EP’

Probably the best looking release in this years selection, the Bowie ‘No Plan EP’ on translucent light blue/ cloud smoked vinyl with rear etching.

Front of Sleeve:

Vinyl and Sleeve:

Close-up of Vinyl:

Small Star Etchings:

Large Star Etchings:

Rear of Sleeve:

RSD2017 Update 2 – Albums

Now I am gonna focus on albums, rather explain a bit about each one, I’ll name the LP just and share the pictures of the front, inside (for gatefolds) and the vinyl itself.

The Cure – Acoustic Hits: 2x picture disc in die cut sleeve

The Cure – Greatest Hits: 2x picture disc in die cut sleeve

Vangelis – Blade Runner: Picture disc in die cut sleeve

Maximo Park – Risk to Exist: Transparent with red/ yellow splatter in gatefold sleeve

Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV: 2x 180gr swirled vinyl, two colours (burgundy/black & black/creamy white) in gatefold sleeve

Sunny Day Real Estate – The Rising Tide: 2x transparent vinyl in gatefold sleeve

Mew – Frengers: Not Quite Friends, Not Quite Strangers: Transparent vinyl housed in a high gloss inner and main sleeve

Ben Folds & WASO – Live in Perth: 2x 180gr black vinyl in gatefold sleeve

Baby Metal – Baby Metal: 2x red 180gr vinyl in a gatefold sleeve

RSD2017 Update 1 – Peter Hook & the Light

So, it is here again – that wonderful day where I queue outside Resident Records in Brighton for 13 or so hours to make sure I can grab all the RSD releases I am after without having to resort to buying from flippers.

Another busy one was had, with a monster queue forming by about 6am – but lucky for me, there were all behind me as my overnight stint had bagged me 7th in the queue.

My first update of #RSD2017 relates to the biggest single artist spend of the day, the 9 Peter Hook & the Light vinyls. Now this really had to be good to warrant the £197 price tag you faced if you wanted them all – and first impressions don’t disappoint.

The overall set comprises of 4 different live variations of Joy Division/ New Order albums:

  • Closer, recorded live at The Factory, Manchester, 2011
  • Unknown Pleasures, recorded live At The Cockpit, Leeds, 2012
  • Movement, recorded live at The Academy, Dublin, 2013
  • Power, Corruption & Lies, recorded live at The Academy, Dublin 2013

All LP housed in deluxe gatefold sleeves and pressed on coloured vinyl.

Closer Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Closer Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Closer Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Closer Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Closer Vol 2: Back & Vinyl

Closer Vols 1 & 2

Unknown Pleasures Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasure Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Unknown Pleasures Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.2: Back & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.3: Front & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol.3: Back & Vinyl

Unknown Pleasures Vol 1, 2 and 3

Movement Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Movement Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Movement Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Movement Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Movement Vol.2: Back & Vinyl

Movement Vols. 1 & 2

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.1: Front & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.1: Back & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.1: Inside Jacket

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.2: Front & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vol.2: Back & Vinyl

Power, Corruption & Lies Vols 1 & 2

Come back later for more RSD17 pictures

Your new favourite band: Patrons (Plymouth, UK)

So, over the years I have met many many bands. Some of them are c**ts from the off, some of them seem genuine at first (whilst they are small and desperate for you to buy their merch, but then a few years later charge £50+ for VIP access and then only sign one record). Thankfully there are the others. This lot, are that other type; four truly genuine guys who deserve every drop of success that comes their way.

Rewind to May 2014 and I was at the Prince Albert in Brighton for a warm-up evening before the Great Escape festival – and all of a sudden this band that just sounded different to what I was listening to took to the stage. The noise that followed just blew me away, I looked at the stage expecting to see seasoned post hardcore veterans, perhaps having one more shot before disappearing into the ether. So imagine my surprise when they all looked half my age, they only had a handful of songs and a three track cassette for sale. So I gave them money for their cassette (knowing full well I had nothing to play it on) and got to chatting to them. One thing led to another and before you know it I’ve clocked up hundreds of miles to see them in a variety of places around the UK – and have loved every minute of it.

Fast forward three and a half years, and it is finally here……the debut album. Now, I will admit that I am probably quite biased but f**k me it is a corker and it looks as beautiful as it sounds. Now I don’t normally review albums, because the people who read this blog do so only to see the records and artwork – so all I will say is this:

  • Track 1: First of the Slow Burners. Lead single, and absolute banger. Video
  • Track 2: Shapes in Nature. Starts mellow, builds and becomes a banger.
  • Track 3: The Art of Conversation. See review for track 2, also amazing live. Video
  • Track 4: Eighty Four. Builds up, builds up some more and gets loud. Thought it was going to be called Simple Plan. It bangs!
  • Track 5: Everything Matters. Probably my favourite. Also a banger. Sounds nothing like Snow Patrol
  • Track 6: Listen. Wasn’t sure about it at first. On 10th listen, decided it is a banger.
  • Track 7: War & Pieces. Starts with a bang. Continues to bang. Banger!
  • Track 8. Army of One. Continues where War & Pieces ends. BANG
  • Track 9: Last of the Quick Thinkers. A real favourite when I see them live. Love it. Massive banger.
  • Track 10: Dawn. Boom, these boys (beys) know how to close out an album. I cried. This one is not a banger, it is just the perfect end to a truly blistering debut album. Btw, I’m lying, it is another banger.

See what I have done there. Not really a review is it, I’ve just used the word banger a lot. In short: All Killer. No Filler.

Now for the reason you are here. The pictures…..

Limited to 250 copies (well 247 if you remove the three copies I have), this first pressing is on clear vinyl with blue/ silver splatter available exclusively from Rose Coloured Records (link below) and Banquet Records. It comes with an inner sleeve and lyric sheet (and obligatory download code) and is seriously nice to look at (both the record and the artwork). 



Lyric Sheet:

Buy: Click here to satisfy your need for pretty records

And here are some words from bona-fide music press………and Kerrang!