Record Store Day 2013

Record Store Day 2013 – you’ll never hear vinyl sound better

We have placed speakers in two of London’s finest record stores, Rough Trade East and Sounds of the Universe for Record Store Day. Started in 2007 in the USA and… Read more

John Metcalfe recording at Real World Studios. Photo: York Tillyer.

John Metcalfe recording Copper Beech at Real World Studios

From influential Factory Records signings, Durutti Column, to arranging strings for Morrissey, Blur and Peter Gabriel through to his solo compositions, John Metcalfe’s work melds avant-pop, electronica and contemporary classical.… Read more

DJ Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy listens to Talking Heads' The Great Curve

Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to The Great Curve

Classic Album Sundays will be playing Remain In Light in London and Boston this Sunday. Founder Colleen Murphy explains why it’s such an important record to her. As a teen,… Read more

Jack White, Ambassador of Record Store Day 2013

Wake up with Jack White – 2013 Record Store Day Ambassador

Musician and vinyl enthusiast Jack White is this year’s Record Store Day Ambassador. He has recorded the above film and also written an impassioned plea to everyone to get out… Read more

Three Cane Whale recording Loomings Photography: Alex & Rob

Three Cane Whale choose their favourite location recordings

The wonderful Three Cane Whale recorded every track from their new album in a different location. Here they give us their nine favourite recordings where location is a fundamental to… Read more

Rough Trade Recommends Matthew E White's The Big Inner

Rough Trade recommends: Matthew E White, Big Inner

Choirs, strings, tambourines, brass, woodwind – all present and correct on track one of Matthew E. White’s new album Big Inner, and it just gets more warm and lush as… Read more

Three Cane Whale recording Fall Of Snow Photography credit Alex & Rob

The unique world of Three Cane Whale

Spellbinding multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale combine the influences of folk, minimalism, classical and film music to produce something “impressively original” (The Guardian) and uniquely moving. The music is intricate… Read more

Samuel Yirga recording at Real World Studios for Society of Sound

Debut from Ethiojazz prodigy supported by Society of Sound

Piano prodigy Samuel Yirga began his recording career creating music for the Society of Sound release ‘The Habasha Sessions’. From this early work Samuel went on to make ‘Guzo’, his… Read more

Colleen-Murphy---The-Rain-Song

Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to The Rain Song

Classic Album Sundays will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy this month. We asked founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy why it is still so special.… Read more