• Record Breaking: UK Vinyl Sales At Highest Since Early 90’s

    Sales of vinyl LP’s boomed in 2020 as music lovers sought solace in records during lockdown. The highest since the Britpop boom of the early 90’s, nearly one in five (18%) of all albums purchased across the year were vinyl. Amrit Virdi explores the tangible lure and retro-charm of...
  • Record Store Day 2020 – Rhianna’s Top Picks

    Rhianna Greensmith Like many other yearly events, Record Store Day (RSD) 2020 as we normally know it had to be cancelled. Yet, instead of forfeiting the vinyl tradition celebrating over 200 of the UK’s indie record stores by releasing limited edition records for avid collectors to get their hands...
  • Kess’ Cozy Music Corner #7: Jon Vinyl

    Struggling to find that new artist to fall in love with? Fear not, our contributor Kess Leung is here with the latest and greatest musical recommendations of each week. In this edition, Kess highlights Canadian R&B singer Jon Vinyl. Emerging R&B artist Jon Vinyl’s career began just a little...
  • Comment: My Issues with Record Store Day

    For the last two years I’ve taken part in Record Store Day and it’s has ultimately been a pleasant experience. It’s a chance to gain something that I otherwise would never be able to own; the first year I gained Biffy Clyro and Billy Bragg exclusives limited to 2000 and 1000...
  • Record Store Day 2015 in Retrospect

    Another year, another set of releases, another day of early alarm clocks (or trips to no avail). Now in its 8th year, Record Store Day brought a wave of limited releases to Britain’s stores along with a range of gigs taking place up and down the country. Impact takes a look at...
  • Plates Record Store Opens in Nottingham

    A city, which some claim has a ‘record shop-shaped hole‘, has recently gained another string to its bow with the opening of Plates. Impact went to their opening party to survey. The gathering got started early in the day: a very chilled affair with people making conversation and playing...