Vinyl Revolution preparing for Record Store Day on 21 April!
Vinyl Revolution celebrates its first Record Store Day on the 21st April 2018. Here at Scene Sussex we love this store for the massive selection of new and 2nd hand vinyl, but also the intimate in-store gigs that take place there. Also the staff are really approachable and friendly and always happy to help you out!
Brighton based independent record store Vinyl Revolution will be hosting its first Record Store Day on April 21st – providing its customers with access to exclusive Record Store Day vinyl releases, as well as numerous live performances outside the store in Duke Street. Confirmed so far: Filthy Tongues (Glasgow), Mudlow (Oxford) and White Room (Brighton)
This year’s formal list of Record Store Day releases includes rock royalty like David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Prince and The Who alongside more contemporary artists such as Wolf Alice, Sigrid and Michael Kiwanuka.
The event is expected to be the biggest day yet at Vinyl Revolution with customers likely to be arriving early to secure their favourite releases. Vinyl Revolution will be teaming up with neighbours Bagelman and providing the first 30 customers with a free breakfast bagel and hot drink. During the day there will also be exclusive offers with their Duke Street neighbours Nando’s, No. 32 and Bagelman to ensure that customers who intend to spend the day shopping and enjoying the live music will be able to do so in comfort. This sounds like a true “community” event and one not to be missed!
Vinyl Revolution announced: We are looking for a Brighton / locally based band to come and play on the outside stage during Record Store Day UK on 21st April. The outside stage is proving very popular and we have already confirmed Filthy Tongues (Glasgow) and Mudlow (Oxford) and White Room (Brighton). We are very keen to ensure the excellent Brighton music scene is well represented on the stage and would like to offer the chance for local bands to apply for a slot.
It promises to be an excellent day – if you want to enter your band then please do check out all the details here. Entries close 29 March.
The ‘vinyl revival’
Since launching in 2007, Record Store Day has undoubtedly become the biggest music retail event on the calendar. Over 3.5 million limited edition vinyl records and promotional products have been made and distributed to the 240 UK record stores, and 1,700 global record stores that take part. Though there is a still a long way to go, the success of the event has sparked a huge turnaround in fortunes for the nation’s independent record stores, with new shops opening at nearly one a week since last year’s Record Store Day.
The Brighton store follows a successful pop-up shop in Tunbridge Wells over three months late in 2016. “Spending on vinyl albums increased 53% last year to its highest level since 19912, and the huge appetite was born out by the enthusiasm that we found in Tunbridge Wells from people of all ages and walks of life,” said Parker.
Quality and music centre stage
A love of music underpins every decision taken by Vinyl Revolution. “Lots of places sell turntables these days, but cheap all-in-ones can actually damage your records and generally sound terrible, so we only sell award-winning or Which? recommended models,” explained Parker.
“We personally grade all our vintage records, recycling the ones that are too scratched into unique household items, including wine racks, coasters and bowls. We’ve also invested in recordcleaning equipment, so our customers can give their treasured albums and singles a new lease of life – a unique service within Brighton.”
Vinyl Revolution is also committed to ethical, environmentally friendly business practices. “We’ve invested in a low-energy environment, we recycle and avoid using plastic packaging and our clothing is organic and ethically sourced,” stressed Lowe. “We also source our products from the UK wherever we can.”
Vinyl Revolution is open to everyone and can be found at 33 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG.
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