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RecordStoreDay 2014 – Update 3: 7″s

After the 10″s – it’s the 7 “s – all 16 of them. To save space, I’ve photoed them in batches – with any coloured vinyl removed from the sleeve. Each record is listed as: artist – track a/ track b, (vinyl colour), and [limited to]

Set 1:

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Bombay Bicycle Club – To The Bone/ Reign Down (black) [500]
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen (white) [500]
CHVRCHES – We Sink/ It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay (green) [500]
Circa Waves – Stuck In My Teeth/ 100 Strangers (yellow) [550]

Set 2:

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Coldplay – Midnight/ etched seals (black) [?]
Damon Albarn – Hollow Ponds/ Lonely Press Play (black) [?]
David Bowie – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide/ Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide Ziggy Mix (picture) [2,500]
Kodaline – Coming Up/ All I Want with RTE Concert Orchestra (white) [500]

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Close up of Coldplay etching:

Set 3:

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Kings of Leon – Wait for Me/ Don’t Matter (gold*) [2,000]
Maximo Park – Random Regrets/ On The Sly (red marble) [500]
Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea/ I Hate Myself and Want to Die (black) [6,000]
Paul Weller – Brand New/ Laneslide (black) [500]

Set 4:

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Public Service Broadcasting – Elfstedentocht Pt1/ Pt2 (white) [1,000]
Suede – Let Go/ Heroin (black) [1,000]
The Strypes – Hard to Say No/ So They Say/ I Don’t Want to Know/ Still Gonna Drive You Home (black) [1,000]
Twin Atlantic – Heart & Soul (white) [1,000]

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The Great Escape 2013 – My Master Plan

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So, I have listened to nearly all of the bands/ artists playing this years Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK (May 16th, 17th and 18th) and thought I would share my running order (in some cases, running will be required to get from Venue to Venue). For those who are interested, those in Bold are my top picks – and I will be doing everything possible to see them.

Thursday 16th:

  • Birkwin Jersey, 12pm @ The Brighthelm Centre
  • Soul Sister Dance Revolution, 1pm @ The Queen’s Hotel
  • Honeyblood, 2.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Blaudzun, 3pm @ Komedia
  • Holy Esque, 3.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Big Wave Riders, 5pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Glitches, 7pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Tom Odell, 7.30pm @ The Warren
  • Of Rust & Bones, 8pm @ The Festival Hub (back up band: Dancing Years, 8.15pm @ Prince Albert)
  • Kodaline, 8.45pm @ The Dome Concert Hall
  • Everything Everything, 10pm @ The Dome Concert Hall
  • On An On, 12am @ Coalition
  • No Ceremony///, 12.45am @ Coalition
  • The Other Tribe, 1.45am @ Coalition

Friday 17th:

  • Fatherson, 12.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Kodaline (again!), 2.45pm @ Audio
  • Alarm Bells, 3.30pm @ The Dome Studio
  • Your Favourite Enemies, 6.15pm @ Concorde2
  • Arcane Roots, 7pm @ Concorde2
  • The Naturals, 7.45pm @ Above Audio
  • Story Books, 8.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
  • To Kill A King, 9.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
  • Swim Deep, 11.15pm @ The Corn Exchange (bub: Fatherson, 11pm @ Prince Albert)
  • Klaxons, 12.15am @ The Corn Exchange (bub: The Hounds Below, 12am @ Green Door Store)
  • Seasfire, 1.30am @ Coalition

Saturday 18th:

  • Dan Croll, 12.30pm @ Komedia
  • Great Cynics, 1.30pm @ The Hope
  • Husky Rescue, 2.15pm @ Komedia Studio Bar
  • Eliza & The Bear, 2.30pm @ The Haunt
  • Deap Valley, 3pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Kins, 3.30pm @ Green Door Store
  • The Beards, 4pm @ The Festival Hub
  • Parlour, 6.30pm @ Audio
  • Of Rust & Bone, 7.30pm @ Brighton Museum, Pavilion Gardens
  • Little Green Cars, 8.30pm @ The Warren(bub: Glitches, 8.45pm @ The Fishbowl OR The Strypes, 8.30pm @ Dome Studio)
  • Tall Ships, 9.15pm @ Concorde2
  • CHVRCHES, 9.45pm @Digital (bub: The 1975, 10.15pm @ The Old Ship Paganini)
  • Tres.B, 10.30pm @ The Warren
  • The Strypes, 11.30pm @ The Warren
  • Holy Esque (again!), 12.45am @ The Blind Tiger Club

RecordStoreDay 2013 Update 2

So another night, and another update from the enormous RSD13 haul.

First up is the nice UK/US Biffy Clyro releases of “Modern Magic Formula”and “Black Chandelier” on clear splattered vinyl

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Then it’s time for two of the RCA Victor branded signed releases for Kodaline and Dry The River (I am missing the Everything Everything release – boo)

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Then on to some 12″ singles from Dutch Uncles, The Joy Formidable, the Grouplove/ Frightened Rabbit split that features the Manchester Orchestra and then the two Jamie xx edits of The xx’s Sunset and Reconsider (presented in a normal die cut xx white sleeve but with a metallic looking wrap around inner sleeve)

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Then, it’s the turn of the Recover EP from CHVRCHES on orange translucent vinyl – it’s so nice I took a photo of it being spun

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Now for the last item of this update – and the newest in the entire haul – only being picked up on Monday night – the Soundgarden King Animal Demos EP – unfortunately not on pink vinyl like the US fans, but instead on boring black

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Kodaline 2×7″ EP – Signed

First of 3 updates is the new Kodaline 2×7″ EP “High Hopes”. An excellent set, featuring their amazing cover of arguably the best LCD Soundsystem track “All My Friends”.

And it is signed too 😀

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