Tom Grennan album launch gig Sunday 8th July.

We are pleased to announce that Tom Grennan will be playing a very special album launch gig at The Brudenell Social Club on Sunday 8th July (Doors 7:30pm). He will be performing a live set of songs from his brand new album “Lighting Matches” which is released on Friday 6th July. This is an all ages event.

Album and ticket bundles have been set up for this release (please click on this link to order online) where Tom Grennan fans can purchase a copy of “Lighting Matches” on any format and gain entry to this exclusive album launch gig at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. There is a limited capacity for this event so we would expect all the album and ticket bundles to sell out very quickly. One copy of an album on any format gets one ticket for the gig. Two album purchases gets two tickets etc.

We are printing tickets for this event and they will need to be collected from shop on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th July. Pre-ordered albums can be collected at the same time as the tickets . There is no collect at venue option available for album and ticket pre-orders.

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Last few remaining Record Store Day releases now online.

Record Store Day rules allow us to make remaining stock available online exactly one week after the event, so shortly after midnight when Friday 27th became Saturday 28th April we starting taking orders on our website and had a phenomenal response. If you placed an order with us it is now being processed and we will get everything packed up and sent as quickly as possible. Please be patient as we work round the clock to get all orders dispatched and also bear in mind that overseas orders take longer to deliver.

There are still some top selling titles available on our website (we always order as much as we can so that we can satisfy some of the online demand). At the time of writing we still had some David Bowie (Now/Let’s Dance), Dylan & The Dead, Sparks, Prince, Tom Waits, Rag n Bone Man, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, Gaz Coombes, Roger Taylor plus many others. Please go to our Record Store Day section to check what stock we have, but remember that many of the titles listed on there are disappearing fast.

Orders placed online can either be collected from our Leeds city centre shop which is open 7 days a week, or sent out securely packaged in the post.

Final day of Record Store Day releases being shop sales only.

It’s the final day of Record Store Day releases only being sold over the counter in the shop. They become available online at 1 minute past midnight on Saturday 28th April.
At the moment we still have these releases on sale in the shop (including some restocks of a few things we sold out of):

Arcade Fire
Bowie (WTTB, Now and Let’s Dance)
Led Zeppelin
Bob Dylan
Fleet Foxes
Florence & The Machine
Parquet Courts
Punk 45
Roger Taylor
Bass Communion
Baxter Dury
Car Seat Headrest
Dylan & The Dead (nice tie dye vinyl!)
Charlotte Gainsbourg
The Cure
Django Django
Electric Wizard
Gaz Coombes
Gloria Gaynor
The High
Johnny Thunders
Los Lobos v The Shins
Lou Reed
Noel Gallagher
Public Image Ltd
Public Service Broadcasting
Rag n Bone Man
Rob Bass & DJ E-Z Rock
Rolling Stones
Sandy Denny
Snapped Ankles
Blue Planet OST
Enter The Dragon OST picture disc LP
Fawlty Towers Second Sitting picture disc
The Omega King OST
Sucker Punch OST
Spacemen 3
Sparks (Best Of red vinyl, plus shaped picture disc)
Steven Wilson
This Is The Kit
Tom Waits x 3 titles
Independent Venue Week
Sugarhill Singles Box Set
Tim Armstrong
White Hils
Wolf Alice
plus several others

We close at 6pm today and are open again at 9:30am on Saturday, although a lot of the above is likely to sell online overnight.

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The Blossoms “Cool Like You” album launch gigs at Brudenell Social Club

As many of you already know we are hosting 2 album launch gigs at the Brudenell Social Club on Tuesday 1st May for the new Blossoms release “Cool LIke You”.

This was originally going to be just one gig, but because it sold out so quickly a second performance was added.

We have contacted all customers who purchased album and ticket bundles so that it’s very clear which performance they are attending. If you are on the 7:30pm list doors are at 7pm, please make sure you arrive in time before the band go on stage. Doors for the 9:15pm performance are at 8:45pm, as above please ensure you arrive on time. There will be 2 separate door lists for each gig, please make sure you go to the time you have been allocated. You will not be able to get in to the performance that you have not been listed for.

No tickets have been printed for this event. Your name will be on the door collect list at the venue. If you ordered 1 copy of the album on any format, it will be your name x1. If you ordered 2, it will be your name x2. If there is more than one of you, you must arrive at the venue together. We will need proof of ID for all the people who are on the door collect list. There is no option to transfer a ticket into somebody else’s name.

The album is released on Friday 27th April. If you chose the postage option your order will be sent out on that day. If you chose the collect at Crash option, your order will be available any time from 9:30am on release date. Please note, we are not able to take any stock up to the venue on Tuesday 1st May. Pre-ordered albums will be held in the shop for a maximum period of 3 months, so there is plenty of time to collect your order after release date.

We gave people who bought an album and ticket bundle when we first went on sale the option of attending the earlier performance and this has meant that we have been able to make a few more packages available for the 9:15pm slot. These can be ordered by following this link.

There are also still a few places available for the 7:30pm performance. Please follow this link  if you want to place an order.

To summarise:

*No tickets are being printed, all names will be on 2 separate door collection lists at the Brudenell Social Club on Tuesday 1st May.

*Please make sure you go the right performance, you will not be on the list if you go to the wrong one.

*If you chose to collect your album from the shop that is where you need to go. We will not be taking any stock to the venue

*Proof of ID will be required at the venue. This will be the lead booker if there is more than one of you on your order. Tickets cannot be transferred into another person’s name.

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Record Store Day + 1. Stock still available for the Sunday shoppers!

We have had an incredible Record Store Day and would like to thank everyone who has been to see us today. It has been our most successful event to date, but it wouldn’t happen without such magnificent support from our customers.

As always we try to order as much stock as we can so that we don’t disappoint all the people who who stand patiently in a queue outside the shop and we also try to ensure we have a good selection of releases for those who can’t get in on the big day and instead call in on Sunday.

So here is a list of  just some of the stock that will still be on sale from 10am on Sunday. We have good quantities of all the following:

7″ singles: Bob Dylan, Descendents, First Aid Kit, Fleet Foxes, Florence & The Machine, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Wire Box Set, Sparks Picture Disc.

10″ singles: Belly, Goat, Snow Patrol.

12″/LPs: Arcade Fire, Baxter Dury, Bob Dylan & Grateful Dead, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daughter, David Bowie (x3 titles), The Doors, Gaz Coombes, Heads, Jonsi, Los Lobos, Mac Demarco, Madonna (x2 titles), Mogwai, Nas, The National, Noel Gallagher, Prince, Public Image Limited, Public Sevice Broadcasting, Rag n Bone Man, Rage Against The Machine, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Enter The Dragon Soundtrack, Spacemen 3, Sparks, Steven Wilson, T.Rex, Tim Armstrong, Tom Waits, Sugarhill Gang, Twin Peaks, The Who.

Please do not pay over the odds on eBay when we still have stock on sale here in the shop. 

See some of you on Sunday. Our opening hours are 10am until 4pm.

Record Store, it’s almost here and we are just about ready!

If you are joining us for Record Store Day on Saturday please follow this link for all the information you need to know, it includes printable price lists of all the stock we will be selling.

We’re expecting a queue when we open at 8:30am, but have ordered large quantities of the most popular titles and with customers knowing what they want as they get to the counter, the queue usually moves along pretty quickly.

We will be open until 6pm on Saturday and then from 10am until 4pm on Sunday so if you can’t get here early on Record Store Day you still have a good chance of picking up some of the limited editions and special releases throughout the weekend.

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Rag n Bone Man, Jake Bugg, Fatboy Slim & more sign turntables for Record Store Day.

We are now getting towards the end of our allocation of this year’s Rega Record Store Day turntables and will stop taking pre-orders at 6pm on Friday 13th April. Although there is a strong possibility the last few will have already gone by then. If you wish to reserve one either follow this link, visit the shop with a minimum £100 deposit or call us on 0113 243 6743. All orders can be collected any time on or after Saturday 21st April. 

News has now just come in about who has signed some of the turntables this year and these will be distributed at random to shops that have ordered them. All the boxes are sealed and customers will not know until they open the package if they have an extra special edition. Please see the press release below regarding the signed Rega Record Store Day turntables.

Signed decks to be hidden at random in record shops around the UK.
To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, a limited number of official 2018 turntables have been signed by RSD artists and sent to independent record shops at random.

The signees include some of the biggest RSD artists of the year, including Baxter Dury, Jake Bugg, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Fatboy Slim and our UK ambassador Rag n Bone Man. (There will also be one surprise deck announced closer to the time.)

As part of this year’s festivities, we have created 500 one-off, limited edition turntables with our long-term hifi and audio partner, Rega Research. The RSD turntable is a unique hybrid of Rega’s most popular award winning Planar 1 & 2 turntables. They will be available to buy only in independent record shops and hifi retailers from the 21st April. But customers will have to wait and see if their local record shop has received one of the exclusive signed versions as they make their way to shops completely anonymously.

Simon Webster of Rega Research said “We are extremely excited to see this new turntable rolling out for Record Store Day UK 2018 – a turntable designed to bring the best out of those fantastic new releases.”

Rega Research was formed in 1973, and now employs over 135 people in a purpose-built facility in Southend on Sea. Performance, reliability, value for money and incorporating advanced and often unique engineering solutions are all keystones of Rega designs. In 2015 Rega were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their outstanding growth in the market over the last few years.


Record Store Day – Saturday 21st April. Important information/release lists.


We will once again be one of the independent retailers taking part in Record Store Day on Saturday 21st April. Please take a few moments to read this important information about the event.

The shop will open from 8:30am (an hour earlier than normal) on Saturday 21st April by which time there will no doubt be a large queue outside the shop. A door control system will be in operation to ensure that customers enter the shop in the same order they joined the queue. Please be aware that there will inevitably be time spent waiting to get in to the shop once we start serving customers.

We will make stock/price lists available during the week leading up to Record Store Day and will also have a print at home version. We don’t stock absolutely everything on the full release list, but do take a very large proportion. Here, if you have not already seen it is the Record Store Day 2018 release in full.

Record Store Day releases can only be purchased over the counter in the shop. There are no online or over the phone sales. We cannot reserve or take pre-orders for any of the limited edition releases. Everything is sold on a first come first served basis.

No customer can buy more than one copy of any release, but we don’t have any real restrictions on the number of different releases that can be bought in one transaction.

We are not able to answer questions about how many of each release we are getting. This is due to the fact that we put our order requests in to the record companies but don’t know exactly what we will receive until our deliveries arrive. We are optimistic about getting good levels of stock though on many of the very in demand releases.

We will of course keep updating on here, Facebook and Twitter as we get further news and information.

Record Store Day 2018 – Limited Edition Rega Turntable

There will be a limited edition Rega Research turntable made available for Record Store Day this year and we are taking orders in the shop and online now.

The release date is Saturday 21st April (Record Store Day), but we are giving customers the opportunity to pre-order and then collect on or after that date.

Only 500 of these turntables will be manufactured and we will have a small quantity allocated to us. So we would advise any customers who are interested in getting one to either place an order online or come into the shop and reserve a turntable with a deposit (minimum £50) the balance can then be paid on collection.

For full details of the Record Store Day 2018 Limited Edition Rega Turntable follow this link.

Leeds Festival tickets now on sale in the shop.

We are an official ticket agent for Leeds Festival again this year and are now on sale with Weekend, Early Entry and Day tickets.

The Festival takes place at Bramham Park from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th August. Weekend tickets include camping allowing entry to the site from 3am on Thursday. Early Entry permits allow access to Bramham Park on Wednesday.

Orders can be made in the shop and online now, but printed tickets are not delivered to us until the start of August. Emails will be sent out when tickets are ready for collection. All customers must bring in the card used for the transaction plus some proof of ID. There is no postage option available for Leeds Festival tickets, it’s shop collection only.

Here is the link to order Leeds Festival tickets.

Our biggest ever sale starts 9:30am Thursday 28th December

The Crash Records BIG SALE starts on Thursday 28th December. Lots of reductions across all formats. Hundreds of vinyl albums reduced in price. CDs at knock down prices and plenty of 7″ single bargains.
Well worth a visit to the shop during this fortnight of price reduction madness.
We will be previewing a selection of the sale titles on our website on Boxing Day, when customers will be able to order stock for shop collection or postage.
This will be just a small selection though, there will be loads more in the shop from 9:30am on Thursday 28th December, so get yourself down to Crash and grab yourself a bargain!

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Crash Records End Of Year Album Chart

Here is our Top 40 album chart for 2018. It reflects the musical tastes of all the staff that work here from our 18 year old Saturday girl Georgia through to 60 year old shop owner Ian! We are sure it will divide opinion. Some people will be surprised at albums that have been included and appalled that their favourite release of 2017 isn’t in the rundown, but that’s music for you, we all have our own finely tuned musical tastes. Everyone in the shop submitted their own list and shop manager Paul then cobbled together a top 40 chart from the crumpled pieces of paper and here it is…….

Crash Records Top 40 Album Chart 2017

1) BECK – Colors
2) ARCADE FIRE – Everything Now
3) SOULWAX – From Deewee
4) LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – American Dream
5) THE NATIONAL – Sleep Well Beast
6) IDLES – Brutalism
7) AT THE DRIVE-IN – In.ter
9) POWERTRIP – Nightmare Logic
10) THE WAR ON DRUGS – A Deeper Understanding
11) ELDER – Reflections Of A Floating World
12) ST VINCENT – Masseduction
13) THE CRIBS – 24-7 Rock Star Shit
14) SPARKS – Hippopotamus
16) ELECTRIC WIZARD – Wizard Bloody Wizard
17) RIDE – Weather Dairies
18) ALL THEM WITCHES – Sleeping Through The War
20) QUICKSAND – Interiors
21) DAN TERMINUS – Automated Refrains
23) BLACK ANGELS – Death Song
24) MARK LANEGAN – Gargoyle
25) JANE WEAVER – Modern Kosmology
26) THE OBSESSED – Sacred
27) PROTOMARTYR – Relatives In Descent
28) THE SHERLOCKS – Live For The Moment
29) JOHN CARPENTER – Anthlogy
30) THE CHARLATANS – Different Days
32) The xx – I See You
33) DOPELORD – Children Of The Haze
34) THE MOONLANDINGZ – Interplanetary Class Classics
35) PALLBEARER – Heartless
36) MICHAEL HEAD & THE RED ELASTIC BAND – Adios Senor Pussycat
37) SNAPPED ANKLES – Come Play The Trees
38) IRON REAGAN – Crossover Ministry
39) MONOLORD – Rust
40) HANNI EL KHATIB – Savage Time

Let’s Rock Leeds 2018 tickets now on sale. ABC, Adam Ant plus many more

We have now gone on sale with tickets for Let’s Rock Leeds at Temple Newsam on Saturday 16th June 2018. Next year’s event has headline acts Adam Ant, Boomtown Rats, Marc Almond and ABC plus lots of other ’80s artists in the rest of the line-up.

These are tier 3 tickets. Prices will increase as we get nearer to the event. The earlier you buy, the more you save! We have printed tickets in stock, so if you are looking to buy tickets as Christmas present they are available in the shop now. They can be purchased over the counter or on our website.

No alcohol is permitted to be taken in to the arena at Temple Newsam. Full terms and conditions for this event are listed on the Let’s Rock Leeds website.

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