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
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
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
13 YAK – Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness
14 THE NATIONAL – I Am Easy To Find
15 KING GIZZARD – Infest The Rats Nest
20 WARMDUSCHER – Tainted Lunch
21 THOM YORKE – Anima
22 L’EPEE – Diabolique
23 SLEAFORD MODS – Eton Alive
24 TOOL – Fear Inoculum
26 PIP BLOM – Boat
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
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:


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


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.