Pre-release of the week: The Lumineers – Cleopatra, out 8 April

Pre-sale of the week is Cleopatra, the second album from platinum-selling Denver trio The Lumineers – the follow up to their multi-Grammy-nominated self-titled debut. There is something timeless about this band that links their songs to 18th century pastorals, 19th century work songs, 20th century folk narratives and 21st century post-modern cinematic soundscapes. Success hasn’t…

Easter opening hours

We’ll be open over Easter this weekend, with just a couple of small changes to our normal opening hours: • We’re open on Good Friday but will be closing an hour earlier than normal; • We’ll be closed on Easter Monday. Our full opening hours are as follows: • Good Friday – 10am to 4pm • Easter Saturday –…

New releases for 25 March 2016

Amongst the small but perfectly formed new releases for the 25th March is Bob Mould’s Patch the Sky, which boasts that rarest of things, a lovely balance of bright melody and dark story; talking of darkness, Birdy’s Beautiful Eyes has been described as about overcoming the dark, and it does a fine job of that.…

New releases for 18 March 2016

First of the recommended releases for 18 March is Iggy Pop’s collaboration with Josh Homme, which stands proudly alongside anything either have done in the past. Underworld’s Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future has no right to be irresistible and relevant, but it is. Primal Scream’s Chaosmosis is hugely ambitious and well worth a…

This year’s exclusive Record Store Day items announced!

The exclusive releases for this year’s Record Store Day, on 16 April 2016, have been announced! It’s an monster list once again, with more than 550 items exclusively available, a wealth for music lovers of all descriptions. These are strictly limited editions and will only be available in participating shops. If there is any particular release…