Lucy Rose – Instore Performance Outside at The House Of Rapture
8:00pm, Tuesday 26th March 2019 - FREE ENTRY
We are delighted to welcome back the lovely LUCY ROSE for a super intimate set as Lucy supports her fourth album ‘NO WORDS LEFT’.
This will be a full live performance and signing session! with FREE ENTRY, Wowzers.
So we can all make a bit more noise, drink more beer and eat more pie – we are again holding this event outside of the shop at Portsmouth’s newest venue, the beautiful ‘House Of Rapture’ at the Staggeringly Good Brewery.
We’ll be selling pies on the night, with the pie chosen pie Lucy herself. You’ll also be able to match the pie with some incredible freshly brewed beer.
Eyes, ears and bellies sorted = heavenly times.
When? – 8:00pm, Tuesday 26th March 2019
How much is it? – Free Entry – for Priority and gaurenteed entry, Pre order on any format HERE
*We are expecting this to be very busy, so would recommend pre ordering the album to guarantee entry* Lucy will also sign the Indies Only LP or CD, PERFECT!
Where? – The House Of Rapture, Staggeringly Good Brewery (find more details HERE)
We will send you an e mail with some instructions on when to collect your record and enter the House of Rapture near to the event.
More details on Lucy’s incredible new record below.
We can’t wait to see you there!
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No Words Left was recorded in Brighton, produced by Tim Bidwell and mixed by Cenzo Townsend.
We last heard from Lucy Rose with the release of 2017’s Something’s Changing, a record that heralded a new outlook for the musician who was re-evaluating what she wanted to do and how she wanted to do it.
If Something’s Changing was an artist rediscovering their voice, No Words Left is Lucy using that voice to devastatingly frank effect. Lyrically and musically fearless, this record is a beautifully intense, but often unsettling listen. It’s a body of work, a fine modern example of the enduring strength of the album format.
Describing the record and its process, Lucy explains:
“Releasing this record feels entirely different to every other record I’ve released. But to try and sum up my emotions is virtually impossible.
“I don’t believe this the best album I’ve ever made because I don’t believe in making comparisons when it comes to music. But it’s different.
“In every way I’ve approached writing, recording and now releasing music, it’s been different. I’ve lost all consciousness in caring and it’s been liberating. It is what it is. It’s a feeling, it’s a song, it’s a sound, it’s a part of me which I can’t decipher whether it’s good or bad, but it’s sincere. I recently learnt that the word sincere is derived from the Latin sine = without, cera = wax due to dishonest sculptors in Rome or Greece covering flaws in their work with wax to deceive the viewer. So, a sculpture “without wax” would mean honesty in its perfection.
“That really struck a chord with me as sincerity really is the key to this record. It’s my truth. Sincerity is the truth of a person, not just the good but the bad: the flaws, the realness, which can never be ‘perfect’. This album reflects the reality of my life, the toughness life throws at you, and for a period of time it did become too much for me to handle alone.
“I could try to explain more about each song but in all honesty, I can’t particularly remember writing them, the feeling being too strong and too big for me to comprehend. But songs came out and through writing them and working through my thoughts I saw the truth lying in front of me and a way to move forward.
“I always hope my music would be a comfort to someone, however this record may not be the easiest listen. But it’s in its discomfort I believe a different form of comfort can be found. I’m certain of it. “
Strong Island Recordings & Pie & Vinyl Presents: Penelope Isles
2nd April, 8pm - 11pm at The House Of Rapture, PO4 8SS
Like breaking open a rock to discover a crystal inside. Shimmering, intimate and beautifully destructive, this is the experience of Penelope Isles. Siblings Jack and Lily Wolter make music that reveals a curiosity and sensitivity to the world around them. The four-piece band from Brighton via the Isle of Man have a sound that unfolds both dramatically and softly.
Nostalgic, but undeniably new, Penelope Isles’ debut LP ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ is released March 2019 on Bella Union Records. For the lovers of early Arcade Fire, Grandaddy and Mogwai.
Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began collaborating with long-term friends Kate Stables (This Is The Kit) and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that Rozi made her first two albums, 2008’s Inside Over Here and 2012’s Joined Sometimes Unjoined, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes. Released in April 2015 on Lost Map and featuring contributions from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor among others her last album Friend was a deeply meaningful and wonderfully measured ode to memory, place, companionship and music’s remarkable power as an emotional salve. A companion album of remixes, unreleased tracks and radio sessions, Friend Of A Friend, was released in 2016.
Almost permanently on tour, Rozi has taken her joyous live show on the road countless times around Europe, the UK and the USA, and has toured with a host of alt-folk luminaries from Devendra Banhart to James Yorkston. She has appeared at festivals including SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Glastonbury, End of the Road, Latitude, BBC 6Music Festival and Green Man. As bass player and backing vocalist in Rough Trade signed This Is The Kit, Rozi has been touring the world for the last two years, including opening for The National in the UK and North America.
CIRCA WAVES – Live In Store Performance, Lunchtime set
When? – 12:30pm (Lunchtime) Tuesday 9th April 2019
What a sonic treat we have for you, as we welcome CIRCA WAVES to Pie&Vinyl, for a luncheon time set of songs from their superb new LP, ‘What’s It Like Over There’.
When? – 12:30pm (Lunchtime) Tuesday 9th April 2019
How much is it? – Free Entry – Pre order the Indie Exclusive Sky Blue Colour LP for priority entry HERE
Where? – Southsea’s Pie&Vinyl
After pre ordering the new LP, we will send you an e mail with some instructions on an earlier entry time to collect your LP, and choose the best spot.
We’ll be selling a limited pie on for lunch, chosen by the guys themselves!
More details on the new record below, and we can wait to see you there.
Thanks for supporting us!
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Recorded in just one month, and renewing their blossoming co-producing relationship with Alan Moulder (Foals, The Killers), What’s It Like Over There? is an album that’s creatively unshackled and refuses to stay still. It fuses the visceral thrill of rock music with a slick pop sound, its themes of modern ennui, emotional fragility and all the inside-outs and upside-downs of relationships making it a record that could only have been made now.
Whilst the anthemic ‘Movies’ will appeal to the band’s long-standing fan base, the likes of ‘Sorry I’m Yours’ and ‘Be Somebody Good’ see Circa Waves experiment with a new progressive sound that will surprise and delight in equal measure. ‘Me Myself & Hollywood’ touches on the band’s love of R&B, whilst ‘Times Won’t Change Me’ is a piano-led, Beatles-inspired future hit. What’s It Like Over There? always manages to sidestep genres and easy pigeonholing, but what remains constant is Circa Waves’ ability to create the kind of infectious music that is propelling them towards the top tier of British music.
Record Store Day 2019 at Pie&Vinyl – Official UK Release List with *Estimated Pricing!
Saturday 13th April - 8am - 7pm
Hello Friends and Record Lovers!!! It’s that time again! THEE BEST DAY!
Want to know if we are stocking it? Want to know how much we’ll be selling it for? Feast your eyes on the official UK list below…
When you have decided the titles you are desperate for, please e mail your *wish list* to firstname.lastname@example.org and if possible pop into the subject box ‘RSD 19 Wishlist’. We will reply to every e mail and confirm we have the stock which is highly likely.
Alternatively, please pop into the shop and chat to us face to face! We can take your requests, and chat about any other questions you may have.
*This is the list right now 28th Feb, and can be amended at any time. We do recieve many late additions and price changes. We’ll update it as we go. Aren’t sure? – please contact email@example.com, and we’ll confirm or deny any rumours!*
*We are 7 years old now, and support every label and distributor in the UK all year around. We have recently been shortlisted for the Music Week Independent Record Shop of the year, so muct be doing something right!
SO we can expect a very good level of stock of everything. With your help, we can sift through those 500 odd titles, and make sure we order lots of what you are after!* When we have received your request, We will add to our buying list and make darn sure that there will be at least 1 copy in our store (hopefully many more).
***A note on the pricing for Record Store Day – As many regulars know, we aim to offer the lowest prices and the highest standard of experience. We never mark our prices up, our standard margin is applied to all stock at all times of the year. Record stores are for life, and can be visited every day of the week…not just record store day! P&V***
We’ll also have free gifts for the first 100 people in the queue, ranging from Test Pressings & Promo’s to T-shirts, posters and key rings! We’ll also hold a raffle where every person that purchases something, will win a year’s subscription to our Record Adventure along with other goodies – more info HERE
Every person that purchases a record store title will also get 10% off our regular stock that day.
We’ll also continue to sell any stock left over from Sunday onward. So if you are busy Saturday, fear not!