Record Store Day: Vinyl Revolution.
From the wee hours of Saturday morning the queues had started. Vinyl collectors and buyers had descended to grab their orders, or find something they wanted. And Vinyl Revolution had plenty of titles for their customers – young and old!
As record buyers came and went, the afternoon approached, and as the store had received permission to present live music in the street directly outside the shop. They were thrilled to have five incredible bands performing. Each band played acoustically for about 20 minutes. Again it is worth giving a shout to the stores that took part and made the day so special for shoppers, passers by and families!
The band line-up included:
DIRT ROYAL – slides
Brighton band Dirt Royal opened up the afternoon of live performances. They had just had their new vinyl 7″ single delivered, Glory Days, for the event. Dirt Royal had won the in store competition for the chance to play outside. Stripped back and acoustic. A brilliant performance that involved passers by, folk having a coffee or people having a bite to eat. They pulled in a sizeable crowd and signed copies of their new single. Well played!
WHITE ROOM – slides
Three members of White Room took their places, as they were up next. A terrific little set from these guys. A perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon in Brighton. They had some vinyl with them which they signed for fans both young and old. Well played guys, an enjoyable set.
THE FILTHY TONGUES – slides
The guys arrived, sweating hard as the carried their gear to the store. Literally arrived off the train from Edinburgh and a short car journey which took ages. But they made it and set up. The new vinyl album was in store and was signed for a few customers after their magnificent 3 song set. Quite a crowd had gathered for these guys, and some fans from as far away as Portsmouth had come to see them. New vinyl had just arrived in the shape of “Back to Hell”. It was a hard day for the Filthy Tongues as no sooner had they finished up and packed away they walked from Duke St up to The Prince Albert for a sold out gig later that night. Great to meet up with and to chat with – thanks Tongues, you delivered a real audio treat that afternoon.
MUDLOW – slides
Again another local band Mudlow who play Alternative/ Blues/ Rock ‘n’ Roll. Also with a new vinyl album, “Waiting For The Tide To Rise”, which was launched the week before, they settled in to deliver an astonishing selection of songs to the crowd. The sunshine just kinda suited the mood, the music and the banter that these guys created. This was smooth, real smooth. Some fine vocals blending with guitars, single snare and rather a tasty vintage bass guitar. Hope to see these guys again soon. The set they played was astonishing and enjoyable. I think the only thing missing was a camp fire with a pot of hot Joe beside it. Terrific stuff.
Desperate Journalist – slides
Two members of Desperate Journalist were up. Duke street was by now bathed in cool shadows. These two musicians took their places and played and sang their hearts out. I spotted two other members of the band in the crowd enjoying this acoustic session. They had taken along their new vinyl EP with them “Get Used To It” for fans and anyone who had enjoyed their session. They also signed a few copies. This was a powerful session as vocals from Jo filled the street. A searing, spellbinding performance from these two.
A compilation of the bands that took part – relive a hot Saturday afternoon in Brighton!
Congratulations to Vinyl Revolution – you did it! 5 bands in just under 4 hours – Brilliant. Well done and well played all the bands that took part – it was hot but you were cool! Also a shout to the stores that took part in the day. Who were they and find out about more about RSD2018 here!
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All original pictures / video – copyright to IANB/MEDIA WORKS/ SCENE SUSSEX – Ian “The Lens” Bourn 2018.
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