Record Store Day Drop #2 – Saturday 26th September

It’s the second of the Record Store Day drops on Saturday 26th September and we will once again be starting the day with an appointments system. We will be open from 8am and closing at 5pm. At 6pm any remaining stock will be made available to purchase on our website.

If you would like to be put on the early entry list please email [email protected] with the subject header Record Store Day and we will be back in touch with a time slot. Once we have cleared the pre-arranged appointments we will be open as normal but with a door control system and social distancing markers inside and outside the shop. We will of course need all customers to wear face coverings and use the hand sanitising gel when entering the shop.

For further details please go to the September Drop section on our website. There is also a full list on there of all the releases that we will have in stock on Saturday 26th September.

Record Store Day – Thanks for the support.

We would like to thank everyone who called in to see us for the first of this year’s Record Store Day drops.

This event would normally take place on one big day in April, but Covid-19 put paid to that and it was decided by the event organisers to spread the releases across three separate dates in August, September and October.

The first of these dates was on Saturday and had to be organised to ensure it was as safe as possible for both staff and customers. We are happy to say that it went as perfectly as we could have hoped for and this is down to everyone following the guidelines that were set out in relation to social distancing and the wearing of face coverings.

The other slight change this time was that online sales could start at 6pm on the same day instead of one week later. This also proved to be a great success and we would like to thank everyone who ordered stock on our website.

We are currently working around the clock to ensure all online orders are dispatched as quickly as possible. Completed emails will be sent out when orders are on their way.

As with previous years we are trying to find extra copies of some of the best sellers and if we do manage to get any additional stock it will go up on our website and be sold on a first come first served basis. The best way to get immediate information of extra titles going online is to follow us on Twitter.

We will shortly be announcing our plans for the second Record Store Day drop on Saturday 26th September when more limited editions will be released.

Record Store Day – Last call for morning appointments.

Tomorrow (Saturday 29th August) is the first of the Record Store Day drops.

As already announced, we have had to make changes to the normal way we run things and have been taking bookings so that we can control the numbers that are in the queue outside the shop rather than have the usual large amount of people that have waited for us to open for business on previous Record Store Days.

We only have a few morning appointments left now, they are for 11:30am – 12 noon. If you would like to be on the list for that time slot, please email [email protected] and if we can fit you in we will.

The appointments system starts at 8am and stops at 12 noon. From 12 noon until 5pm there are no restrictions, although we will have a door control system in operation and a maximum of 5 people in the shop at any one time.

At 6pm we will be making all unsold stock available online, so if you can’t get in to the shop during the day be sure to check our website at that time.

If you have already emailed for a morning appointment we have already contacted you and will send a further information email later today. 

Safety of staff and customers is of paramount importance to us, so we would ask everyone that visits us tomorrow to be patient and show consideration for others. We want people to spend as little time as possible in the queue and in the shop. Face coverings must be worn in the shop, but we also recommend they are used when standing in the queue. All Record Store Day stock will be filed behind the counter, so it would help us enormously if everyone arrives prepared with a list of what they want to purchase.

For full details of what releases are coming out tomorrow and price lists (which can be printed off) please refer to our previous post which you can view by following this link.

We look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Record Store Day “Drop” – Saturday 29th August. Very important information. Please read.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO VISIT THE SHOP ON RECORD STORE DAY YOU MUST REGISTER WITH US BEFOREHAND. PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW. YOU HAVE TO BE ON OUR LIST TO MAKE A PURCHASE IN THE SHOP ON SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST.

As many of you will be aware, there have been big changes this year in terms of the plan for Record Store Day. The original date of Saturday 18th April has now been replaced by 3 “RSD Drops” and the first of these takes place on Saturday 29th August.

Although it’s a different plan this year, there are still some very special limited edition releases on the way and we will be selling them on a first come first served basis.

The full list of releases will be on sale over the counter only from 8am on Saturday 29th August. However, all remaining unsold stock will go online at 6pm on the same date.

We have had to make some very difficult decisions to ensure that we have control of the number of people who queue up outside the shop. Social distancing and customer/staff safety is of paramount importance so we have had to put very strict rules in place. We need to ensure that customers are stood in a queue for as short a time as possible and are in and out of the shop very quickly.

We have therefore decided that all customers who intend to visit us on Saturday 29th August need to book an appointment. We will allocate time slots to everyone that registers with us. Once we reach a maximum number of customers for the day we will close the booking system, although we are hopeful that won’t be necessary.

Customers are invited to contact us to be added to the Record Store Day list. All you need to do is email the shop ([email protected]) with subject header “Record Store Day”. We will contact all successful applicants with further details one week before the event takes place.

Everyone will be given a time slot in which to arrive. For example, if you are in the 9am – 9:30am time slot you must arrive during those times when you will be checked off the list and invited to join the queue. This will ensure that we can control the flow of customers and move everyone in and out as quickly as possible.

One of the main purposes of this system is to ensure people aren’t in close proximity to each other for too long. If you are on the list you have a guaranteed spot in the queue, so there is no need to arrive early.

Full stock lists with prices will become available in the week running up to Record Store Day and stock will be filed behind the counter. As in previous years we ask people to be ready with their requests for when they get to the counter. If possible please bring a bag (or bags!) for your Record Store Day purchases to go in to.

There will be social distancing measures in place of course and a door control system in operation. Masks will be required to be worn when entering the shop, but we also recommend that they are used when standing in the queue. We will continue to sell Record Store Day releases throughout the day on a first come first served basis. However, we will be closing the shop at 5pm in preparation for online sales from 6pm onwards.

We are hopeful that there will be a good selection of stock going online at 6pm, so anyone who feels at all uncomfortable or anxious about standing in a queue (totally understandable of course) should go on our website then.

Record Store Day rules will still be in place. Nobody can have more than 1 copy of any of the releases. However, there are no real restrictions on the number of different titles you can purchase.

Customers cannot pre-order or reserve stock even if they have been allocated a place in one of the early bird queues. All releases are subject to availability.

As in previous years we are trying to get as much stock as possible of the limited edition RSD releases and are hopeful that if you visit the shop or go on our website you will get what you are looking for.

Normal service has almost resumed! Please read if you are planning a visit to the shop.

From today (Monday 3rd August) we have taken the next step in our return to normal service in the shop.

We will continue to be open from 10am until 5pm, Monday to Saturday and remain closed on Sunday, However, the door will be unlocked throughout those opening times and there will be no need to ring the doorbell for entry.
All customers must use the hand sanitising gel on entry and wear the now mandatory face coverings. We will continue to ensure the shop is kept clean and hygienic for the safety of staff and customers. Browsing through the CD and vinyl racks is now available 6 days a week and we are really looking forward to seeing more customers in the shop.
We would prefer everyone to use cards when making payment, but we are also happy to take cash when that is the preferred option.
There will be times when customers are required to wait outside the shop due to social distancing measures. We are currently allowing a maximum of 4 people in the shop at any given time. Please pause as you enter the premises to ensure that anyone leaving has enough room to exit and quickly check how many people are in the shop before you come in. We will also be monitoring customer activity from behind the counter.
We still have the option available for customers to arrange collection or delivery. Please email [email protected] for any stock enquiries and we will get back in touch as soon as we can.
Thanks again to all those who have supported us during these difficult months. 

Further changes to restricted opening times.

After a reasonably successful period of restricted service we are now moving to the next phase of re-opening which will mean the return of limited browsing in the shop.

Our opening hours will continue to be 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. We will be closed on Sundays until further notice.

This Friday (3rd July) and Saturday (4th July) the door of the shop will be open all day to allow customers to browse through our CD and vinyl racks. EVERYONE MUST USE THE HAND SANITISER PROVIDED WHEN THEY ENTER THE PREMISES.

Customers must observe social distancing measures at all times and there may well be occasions when people will have to wait outside. It’s not really possible to have more than 4 customers in at the same time due to the size of the shop. It’s also very important that plenty of space is given in the doorway when entering or leaving the shop.

Monday to Thursday will still be a restricted service, where browsing through the racks is not an option. On these days the door will be locked and access will only be allowed by ringing the doorbell. A member of staff will answer the door very quickly. We will still be able to deal with any normal business (sales, online order collections, ticket enquiries etc) during restricted service, there just won’t be the option to browse.

We are also very happy to receive stock enquiries. Payment can be made by card or PayPal and orders collected at a convenient time. We are even happy for customers to collect their purchase outside the shop rather than coming in.There is also a postage option for customer orders.

Any other questions, please ask. We are very keen to return to some kind of normal service and really appreciate the support we have received so far.

Love Record Stores Day update.

Thank you if you got involved with the Love Record Stores Day event. We have had a very busy start to the morning!
As we explained in the information we posted about this event, there was a strong chance of potential problems as we were only allocated small quantities of stock on all the releases and it was highly likely that multiple customers would be trying to purchase products at the same time. The fairest thing to do in that situation was to allocate on a first in the basket basis.
We are currently processing all the orders and personally contacting anyone we have had to disappoint by not being able to fulfil their requirements.
Everyone else will get a completed email to show their order has been successful. If you chose the collect at Crash option you will be able to call in to the shop between 10am and 5pm Monday – Saturday (we are currently closed on Sundays) and pick up your Love Record Stores Day release. Please note, some of the titles have gone on sale today but not actually been released yet, so please call in when they are available. All orders for shipping will be sent out in the next few days, unless they are delayed releases.
If you didn’t get the release you were looking for The Love Record Stores Day website has a list of participating shops and it may be worth having a look on there to see if you can find another retailer with any remaining stock.

Love Record Stores Day – Saturday 20th June. Important information. Please read in full.

This Saturday, we will be taking part in the Love Record Stores Day event. Please read this very important information.

Love Record Stores Day is aiming to get music lovers to support their favourite independent record stores by shopping online on 20th June, when exclusive and limited edition vinyl releases from a range of artists and labels will be made available to purchase on the websites of various record shops.

All titles will be ONLINE ONLY from 9am on Saturday 20th June. They will NOT be available to purchase over the counter in the shop.

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK to purchase titles when they go live @ 9am Saturday 20th June

Stock levels on all titles are VERY LIMITED, in some cases we will only be receiving 1 or 2 copies, so it’s very likely that there will be allocation issues. Please place your order as normal. We cannot guarantee your order will be successful, but we will confirm as soon as possible. You will receive a standard completed email if we have been able to fulfil your order, or a separate email if you have been unsuccessful. Please do not contact the shop by phone or email to enquire about your order as this will slow the process down at our end.

This event is very different to Record Store Day where stock levels are far more easily managed when dealing with a physical queue. We hope that we don’t disappoint too many customers, but with small quantities available to us on certain titles, it’s inevitable there will be issues.

A full list of Love Record Store Day releases that we will be stocking can be viewed / downloaded below:

Love Record Store Releases

A Certain Ratio Friends Around Us (Part 1 and 2) White vinyl 7″ £12.99
Alvvays Alvvays Light Blue LP £20.99
Alvvays Antisocialites Yellow LP £20.99
Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Silver LP £21.99
Beach House Teen Dream Clear LP £20.99
Belle & Sebastian Tiger Milk Baby Blue Vinyl LP £19.99
Black Honey Corrine 7″ £15.99
Blanck Mass Blanck Mass Green & blue starburst color vinyl, download code LP £25.99
Bon Iver 22, A Million Translucent Red Vinyl LP £21.99
Boygenius Boygenius Clear Red Vinyl LP £11.99
Caribou Swim (10th Anniversary Edition) 2LP Orange and Red Marbled vinyl 2LP £24.99
Circa Waves What’s It Like Over There? Orange LP £20.99
Death Scream Bloody Gore Splatter 12″ £17.99
Egyptian Blue Body Of Itch 7″ 7″ £8.99
First Aid Kit The Big Black And The Blue Sea Blue LP £20.99
Flume Flume Purple LP £18.99
Gang Of Four Anti Hero  / this Heaven Gives Me A Migraine Coloured Vinyl (2 x EP on one record) 12″ £13.99
Gianfranco Reverberi And Romolo Forlai Rivelazioni Di Uno Psichiatra Sul Mondo Perverso Del Sesso 7″ £8.99
Hatchie/Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Sometimes Always Purple 7″ £12.99
Hinds Leave Me Alone Turqiose on Clear Splatter Vinyl LP £19.99
Iggy Pop & The Stooges Russia Melodia Transparent Red 7″ 7″ £11.99
John Grant Queen Of Denmark PINK Vinyl LP £20.99
John Lennon / Yoko Ono The Wedding Album White Vinyl LP £32.99
Jungle Jungle Gold LP £17.99
Kelly Lee Owens Melt (Coby Sey Remix) 12″ White Label 12″ £11.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Gumboot Soup Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Head On / Pill Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard I’m In Your Mind Fuzz Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Paper Mache Dream Balloon Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Quarters Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Sketches Of Brunswick East Recycled ecomix coloured vinyl LP £20.99
Libertines Up The Bracket Orange/Yellow Marbled LP £17.99
Matt Berry TV Themes White Vinyl LP £17.99
Midlake Courage Of Others Green LP £23.99
Mogwai Mr Beast Sunset Yellow 2LP £26.99
Moses Boyd Dark Matter 2x 12″ £32.99
New Order Music Complete Orange 2LP £23.99
Nirvana Bleach Neon Yellow LP £18.99
Oasis Definitely Maybe Picture Disc 2LP £30.99
Oh Sees FACE STABBER NEBULA GALAXY VARIANT limited to 120 copies (originally US mailorder only) 2LP £30.99
Once and Future Band BRAIN Orion’s Belt Limited to 120 copies (originally US mailorder only) LP £22.99
POLE 1 Blue 2LP £23.99
POLE 2 Red 2LP £23.99
POLE 3 Yellow 2LP £23.99
Qasim Naqvi BETA CLEAR Vinyl. 400 copies UK. LP £24.99
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool White 2LP £22.99
Robyn Baby Forgive Me (Remixes) 12″ Handstamped Sleeve 12″ £10.99
Robyn Between The Lines / Beach 2K20 Remixes 12″ Handstamped Sleeve 12″ £10.99
Robyn Ever Again (Remixes) 12″ Handstamped Sleeve 12″ £10.99
Robyn Honey (Remixes) 12″ Handstamped Sleeve 12″ £10.99
Ryley Walker The Lilywhitesessions Brown LP £18.99
Saint Etienne Words & Music White Vinyl with Yellow Green and Black Splatter LP £23.99
Sleeper At The BBC Transparent Blue LP LP £17.99
Slow readers club The Wait / National Institution Red Vinyl 7″ 7″ £7.99
Soul Jazz Rare 7″s: Ernie & the Top Notes Dap Walk/Things Are Better Black 7″ £9.99
Soul Jazz Rare 7″s: Inell Young The Next Ball Game Black 7″ £9.99
Soul Jazz Rare 7″s: Richard Brown Sweet and Kind Black 7″ £9.99
Soundtrack Fight Club Power Animal Blue Marble 2LP £45.99
Soundtrack Twin Peaks Laura Palmer Ice Blue LP £37.99
The Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith of Phobos Clear vinyl LP £20.99
Thee Oh Sees A WEIRD EXITS CLEAR GREEN VINYL 200 copies for the UK 2LP £30.99
Tim Burgess Oh No I Love You Clear Green Vinyl LP £17.99
Tyrannosaurus Rex Dwarfish Trumpet Blues Limited edition one-off Pressing 300 orange vinyl 10” 10″ £15.99
Unloved Why Not/Strange Effect (Killing Eve) Black 7″ £14.99
Various Artists Kanine Records Past Present Future LP LP £4.99
Various Artists Warm Leatherette Re-Covered Tan Leatherette 12″ £17.99
We Are Scientists With Love And Squalor – Live In Woodstock 1969 Psychedelic pink, blue & green tri-colour vinyl £23.99
Whitney Light Upon The Lake Picture Disc LP £20.99

 

Shop re-opening Monday 15th June. Please read if you are planning to visit us.

Following the recent government announcement about non essential shops being allowed to open from Monday 15th June, we have decided to offer a restricted service to our customers. Please read these details if you are planning to call in and see us.

From Monday 15th June we will be open from 10am until 5pm. This will be every day of the week apart from Sunday when we will remain closed until further notice.

Entry to the shop will be for pre-ordered collections (either online or over the phone). Or to make enquiries about stock or tickets. There will be no opportunity for browsing through the racks. If we have something in stock you would like to purchase on the day we will get it for you.

We will have a table situated at the front of the shop and from there we will be able to hand over collections and make sales or issue refunds on tickets for cancelled gigs. All transactions, whether they are sales or refunds will have to be by card.

As we will be operating with reduced staff levels and to ensure some control on the flow of customers we have installed a doorbell. When arriving at the shop -IF THE DOOR IS LOCKED- please push the button and one of us will unlock the door. Wait until the member of staff is on the other side of the table and then enter. We will then be able to deal with your enquiry, whether it’s a collection or something you wish to purchase.

There will be hand sanitising gel and paper towels on a table near the doorway which we would ask all customers to use. We would also certainly encourage people wherever possible to wear face masks.

There may be times when customers have to queue outside the shop. We would ask everyone to observe the 2 metre social distancing rules and to allow people to exit the shop with plenty of space.

Massive thanks to all the customers who have supported us during the last few months with online orders. For now we would still encourage people to use the collect at Crash option on our website, or send us an email if you have a stock enquiry. Hopefully we will be back to normal soon where there will be no restrictions on entry to the premises and full browsing is available. However, for now, we are taking a cautious approach.

Record Store Day update. ‘Drop Dates’ and release lists are now available to view.

As announced earlier this year, Record Store Day as it has come to be known will not be celebrated in 2020. Instead there are three RSD ‘Drop Dates’ in which you can get hold of the limited editions and special releases from local record shops:  29th August, 26th September and 24th October (all Saturdays). We are of course one of the shops that is participating in these events and will be stocking the majority of titles on the release lists.

At the moment we do not know exactly how we are going to stage these three events. However, we do know that the rules will be the same as on a normal Record Store Day; there are no pre-orders allowed and stock cannot be reserved. There will still be an element of first come first served, even if  social distancing measures are still in place. Unlike previous years though, the releses will be made available online much sooner. On each of the above dates we will be allowed to sell online from 6pm.

Please follow this link for the full release lists for each of the RSD ‘Drop Dates’.

We will update everyone on here and our social media platforms  as soon as we have formulated a plan for the three RSD drop dates. At this stage we do not have any indication of how much stock we will get for each of the releases and we do not have price lists, so we are unable to answer any questions related to specific releases.

As always though, we will try and get as much stock as we can of the releases on these lists. It might not be Record Store Day as we know it, but there are some great titles across those 3 dates in August, September and October.

 

 

Update on shop and potential re-opening date.

I’m sure you will all be aware that the government announced non essential retailers would be allowed to open to the public from Monday 15th June.

As of today’s date (Monday 1st June) we have not made a final decision on our plans, but we are hopeful that we can put something in place two weeks from now that will allow us to at least offer a limited service, including collections of orders that were placed on our website.

We are currently trying to work out the best way of doing this so that we can ensure the safety of our customers and the Crash staff. There will be cleansing and hygiene measures that need to be put in place before we can allow customers in. The size of the shop may also mean that we will have to severely restrict the number of people who can be in at any given time and door control will probably be required. As soon as we have firmed up our plans, an update will appear on here and on our social media platforms.

In the meantime, have a look on our website for all the latest pre-orders, special offers and gig tickets. We are still visiting the post shop several times a week to send orders out. However, if you choose the collect at Crash option, please remember you will not be able to pick your order up until we are open again and this will not be until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so.

In summary then, we are still not able to allow any customers in the shop at the moment, but are hopeful that from Monday 15th June a limited service will be available at our shop on The Headrow.

Thank you for all your support during these strange and difficult times, we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Important announcement: Record Store Day 2020 – The New Plan.

Record Store Day will NOT now be taking place on Saturday 20th June. The uncertainty regarding what the social distancing rules will be at that time have meant that the organisers have decided to make major changes this year.

The full release list will be split into 3 sections with on sale dates of: Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September and Saturday 24th October. On each of those dates a selection of limited editions and special releases will be made available in the same participating RSD shops (including us of course).

How we organise selling this year’s releases is still to be sorted out, but there has been a decision made that at 6pm on each of those release dates we will be able to sell online. Hopefully the shop will be fully open on each of those days and we will be able to put measures in place to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

There are some very exciting releases coming out this year and it will be worth the wait. We will of course update everyone as and when we have further details.

Temporary closure of shop due to Coronavirus.

In line with Government advice the shop will be closed to the public until further notice. This comes into effect immediately, so we will not be open from Monday 23rd March. All staff apart from one will be on furlough.

One of us will be checking emails from home during the time that we are all self isolating and will try to deal with any enquiries and requests from there. However, there may be certain things that we are not able to do without access to the shop. Please be patient with us throughout this time. We will deal with all issues as soon as it is practically possible.

There is much to look forward to later in the year; album launch events, new music and live gigs etc.  It’s really important for everyone to think about better days in the future. Hopefully we can help in generating some positive thoughts amidst all the worry and uncertainty.

Some of you will have booked tickets for gigs/events during March and April and many of these shows are being cancelled and postponed. We have been updating our website with these changes. We would ask people that if a gig has been postponed and a rescheduled date not yet announced, please wait until you know what that date is before requesting a refund. It will be incredibly helpful to us, venues, promoters and artists if people are able to attend rescheduled dates. 

Finally we wish all of you our very best wishes during this difficult time. Hopefully all the plans put in place will help stop the spread of Coronavirus and we can swiftly get back to living the life we now realise we take for granted.

All the best, 

Ian, Paul, Scott, Joel, Georgia, Matthew and Gavin,

COVID-19 Update

As of today’s date (Wednesday 18th March) we are still open for business as normal.

Our opening hours are 9:30am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am – 4pm on Sunday. However, this may well change in order to comply with Government directives as the current health crisis unfolds.

We will still be mailing out all new releases ordered online, but will also give people the opportunity to have orders posted out where the collect at Crash option had originally been chosen. However, for those of you who are calling in for your purchase we can assure you that we are taking all possible precautions with hygiene and cleanliness in the shop.

We are also a ticket agent for most of the concert venues in Leeds and this has meant that we have been dealing with lots of cancelled and postponed gigs. Refunds are being offered, but it would greatly help us in the case of postponements if customers wait until they see the new date before deciding on a refund. This will also ensure that you are guaranteed entry to the rescheduled date.

These are difficult times for everyone and we appreciate the loyalty and patience of our customers as we deal with issues we have never faced before. 

In the meantime should you require any music to help you through this crisis, but don’t feel as though you want to risk a trip into Leeds city centre, we are more than happy to mail CDs and vinyl out to your home address. We only list a very small selection of our stock online, if there is something specific you are looking for please email [email protected] and we will get back to you with a price. If it’s something we have in stock it will be sent out at the first available opportunity. If it’s something we need to order in, we will give you an estimate on how long it will take to get it delivered to you.

Finally, our very best wishes to all of you. We can only hope that this worrying situation doesn’t last too long and that we get back to normal as soon as possible.

 

 

Record Store Day 2020. Saturday 20th June. *New Date

This year’s Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 20th June and we will once again be taking part.
There are over 500 releases on the list which is being announced at 6pm on Thursday 5th March. We will update this page with all the details when we have them.

I’m sure you all know the Record Store Day rules by now, but here they are:
Over the counter sales only (no phone or online orders).
First come first served. There will be a queue!
No more than one copy per person of any title.
No pre-orders, no reserves ahead of the day.

We always get as much stock as we can, so if you don’t fancy witnessing the crack of dawn it’s certainly worth calling in later in the day to see what we still have left, but obviously the earlier you are in the more likely it will be that you will get everything you want.

Nearer the time we will make a full list available with prices for each individual release. However, we are not able to answer specific questions about how many we will be getting of each title as that is confidential information which we are not able to make public. If it’s something we think will sell well though we get as many as we can!

Hopefully see some of you in the shop on Saturday 20th June.

Crash Records 2019 Album Chart + Freebie Saturday.

After much deliberation we have put together our end of year album chart. Some of the releases on here were big sellers in the shop, others are albums that we have enjoyed listening to during 2019. They reflect the different tastes of all the staff here at Crash. 

Our number 1 is Fontaines DC “Dogrel” and this release was one of our very successful album launches this year. We were privileged to put them on at the Brudenell Social Club on the afternoon of Friday 12th April ahead of their sold out gig at the same venue that night. Watch out for more album launch gigs during 2020. Who knows we may bring you next year’s number 1 album!

To celebrate the announcement of our end of year chart we have some free sampler CDs to give away on a first come first served basis on Saturday 14th December, including a very nice Republic Of Music double CD which contains 43 tracks of new music from this year. Just go to the ground floor counter and pick up a freebie.

We also have a big vinyl sale going on at the moment and we have added more bargain priced titles this week. Definitely worth having a browse.

Anyway here it is the Crash Records 2019 album chart.

1 FONTAINES D.C. – Dogrel
2 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS  – Ghosteen
3 FOALS – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt 2
4 BLACK MIDI – Schlagenheim
5 MURDER CAPITAL – When I Have Fears
6 PENTAGRAM HOME VIDEO – Who’s Here? I’m Here, You’re Here
7 AMYL & THE SNIFFERS – S/T
8 COMET IS COMING – Trust In The Life Force
9 MATTIEL – Satis Factory
10 DJ SHADOW – Our Pathetic Age
11 LIFE – A Picture Of Good Health
12 THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – No Geography
13 YAK – Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness
14 THE NATIONAL – I Am Easy To Find
15 KING GIZZARD – Infest The Rats Nest
16 TYLER THE CREATOR – Igor
17 BIG THIEF – U.F.O.F
18 MICHAEL KIWANUKA – Kiwanuka
19 BON IVER – I,I
20 WARMDUSCHER – Tainted Lunch
21 THOM YORKE – Anima
22 L’EPEE – Diabolique
23 SLEAFORD MODS – Eton Alive
24 TOOL – Fear Inoculum
25 UNLOVED – S/T
26 PIP BLOM – Boat
27 CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – Cry
28 PETBRICK – I 
29 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Western Stars
30 DEADLY AVENGER – Your God Is Too Small
31 KAREN O – Lux Prima
32 GIRL BAND – The Talkies 
33 LEONARD COHEN – Thanks For The Dance
34 FRIENDLY FIRES – Inflorescent 
35 THE RACONTEURS – Help Us Stranger
36 FLOATING POINTS – Crush 
37 BLACK MOUNTAIN – Destroyer
38 TEMPLES – Hot Motion
39 POWER GLOVE – Playback
40 SUNNO))) – Life Metal

Dinked: Exclusive limited edition album releases all year round.

We are very happy to announce that we are part of DINKED!

Dinked is a group of like-minded record retailers across the UK who have joined forces to bring you some very special limited edition album releases.

Dinked will be curating exclusive editions of key new releases as well as selectively chosen classics and archival material. More importantly, DINKED aims to operate all year round and not just one day a year – its aim is clear: to keep fans and collectors coming back to shops week in week out. We aim to work with artists and labels directly to deliver releases that are genuinely unique, highly desirable and really exciting.

Releases we can cohesively promote, shout about and expose to a new audience. DINKED isn’t just another colourway in a sea of variants. We want to give fans exclusive content, covers, prints and all manner of top-notch extras as a thank you for supporting our shops and the record labels we love.

And to Start here are the first 2 releases:

DINKED EXCLUSIVE 001

Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
Orange/Yellow Splatter in DIe Cut Sleeve – Limited to 800

DINKED EXCLUSIVE 002

John Carpenter – Halloween Soundtrack
On ‘Pumpkin Orange’ Vinyl with 12×12 Print (DINKED Exclusive)

These are both available to order in ths shop and online now. Please note there will often be very small quantities available and these will be sold on a first come first served basis.