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Rough Trade recommends: Richmond Fontaine

A while ago we recommended an album by The Delines – a late night country soul listen that was the aural equivalent of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting. This month’s album… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: The Tindersticks

The Tindersticks have been around since the early 1990’s and if you think they have run out of creative steam you should think again. You only need to check out… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

It is that Christmas time of year again, and there is nothing we like more than a great seasonal album, and it helps if has just the right amount of… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Gary Clark Jnr – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

I am not one who is impressed with guitar virtuosity. In fact I find too much twiddling really off putting, and maybe some of Gary Clark Jnr.’s debut had too… Read more

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Sarah Cracknell – Red Kite

I guess Sarah is best known for being the singer in pop sophisticates Saint Etienne, but she has had a pretty active solo singing career too: one previous album, Lipslide… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Nadine Shah – Fast Food

In reality she is of Norwegian Pakistani parents from the deepest North East England, but in my dreams she is really the bastard offspring of Nick Cave and Polly Harvey.… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Smoke Fairies – Wild Winter

I love Christmas music – my collection grows every year – but this has real longevity. Asked by RT to record an album of Christmas songs the girls have come… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Wayne Cochran – Goin’ Back to Miami

After all the years that I have been selling records there are still things out there waiting to be discovered and I just love it when something new to me… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Jim White – …Wrong-Eyed Jesus!

This month’s selection was Rough Trade’s Album of the Year in 1997 but it has just been re-released on vinyl (with download) as part of David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label… Read more