We are pleased to launch our biggest ever sale, and this time we are doing
things a bit differently.
For this weekend only, we are offering 20% off all Records including soundtracks, boxsets, 7″ and books. Also Merch and Hi-fi. Pretty much our entire stock!
Anything with a fat ‘Orange Dot’ stuck to it will qualify for this offer.
That means that literally everything in the racks is discounted, most merch items and all Hi-Fi separates too.
Did you get a new record player for Chrimbo? Need to spend that tenner your aunty gave to buy something sensible with? Fancy a good old fashioned impulse purchase? Judge a record by it’s cover? Boost your collection and taste pallet? Just realised they are still making vinyl – come see us!…We have CHEAP beautiful records going.
Come for a rummage, grab some bargains and treat your ears to start the year.
Sale Starts this Friday 25th January at 11am and finishes on Sunday
27th January at 5pm.
Record Adventurers gain priority access at 10:30am on Friday – To join our Record adventure, have a look HERE
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!
For those who are new to Record Store Day, and a recap for those who treat the annual celebration as a type of Birthday/Christmas/Wedding Day/birth of son and daughter all rolled in to one…please find some very important information on how we will roll on the big day.
Ok, we’ve called them rules but please see them as positives gestures, which helps everyone have a really great Record Store day! Read on for a few tips also…
P&V RSD RULES (Positive Gestures)
We will open our doors on the big day at 8am sharp (Maybe before if we can, but we can’t sell a thing until 8am). People are welcome to queue in an orderly fashion from approx. a week before then. We will close at 7pm on the day, and open on the Sunday at 11am so people can pick the bones.
First come first served. We really mean it. We adhere to RSD and ERA rulings, which state that we can’t reserve anything for anyone (Including animals and robots). Damn right too! What kind of cherished event would RECORD STORE DAY be if people could reserve records or buy online? You need to earn that LIMITED must have…this isn’t downloading, it doesn’t come easy, but the rewards are totally worth it and you will feel like a champion! You can however request what you are after and build a wish list, which will help us order the correct amount of stock. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org – with your requests Official List info HERE
ONE COPY OF EACH OFFICIAL RSD RELEASE PER CUSTOMER. You can buy as many records as your bank manager allows, but please don’t try and purchase two or more of the same thing, as we will not sell them to you. This will mean everyone will have a chance to get what they want. From Sunday (the day after) The rules will be relaxed, any stock left and in any quantity will be up for grabs.
We’ll be letting 25 people in to the store at any one time. It will be one in one out from then onAlthough we are larger, we have to respect the people who have queued for hours and give them a fair crack at purchasing what they have nearly died for. We are a larger beast these days, but still small and perfectly formed. We don’t want to see any crushes/fist fights/passion for music being compromised. We will play it by ear as the day goes on, and as soon as we feel it is safe to let more punters in, we shall do. By putting the above rules into place, this will mean that everyone should be able to purchase at least something they desire at any point during the day. *For regular stock, please enter the other door as there will be no fixed limit.
*Please don’t be put off if you don’t fancy standing in a queue. This is why we employ the rules above, so that everyone gets a fair crack at buying what they want:)
Many people were still finding bits they wanted at in the afternoon last year. We want to make this as fair as possible and look after you regular customers as well as welcoming new ones*
There may be quite a few late additions, or titles you have heard are being released but not on the RSD list. Rest assured, if it’s an official RSD UK release, we will have a chance to stock it.
We are confident that we will receive large amounts of stock, and certainly as much as we are allowed to lay our furry paws on. But do remember, that some of these items are super limited (in some cases only 150 items for the whole country) so depending on total quantity available, we will get as much as we are sent.
Remember, this is as much about the experience as it is the records! (Well, we try and make it so anyway…)
The first customers on the big day have usually earned the right, by queuing for quite some time. If there is something you really, really want – Plan to get there really, really early.
If you are going to queue, bring a good chair, some blankets and maybe some beer…
This may sound funny, but you get to meet some really like-minded souls, standing in line. There is a really special atmosphere and team spirit in the queue…and when that door opens, you won’t have felt excitement quite like it! Friends for life and a triumphant atmosphere all round!
We’ll be providing FREE Tea, Coffee, Biscuits MAYBE BEER and reading material throughout the night. Also our Quiz with prizes to entertain you!
Bring plenty of cash – there will be a cash only till in action on the day to help serve you as swiftly as possible. It will also be handy for purchasing a few drinks and some hot food for those queuing.
Make sure you get to enjoy the street market and our incredible outdoor stage – more information HERE (announced soon)
Keep up to date by visiting and ‘liking’ our social pages, and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know stuff.
Pies and Drinks and Breakfast Time
With all this no sleep, queuing lark – Rest assured, we want you fighting fit when you finally get to touch those promised pieces of shellac. You need to eat, to be strong to face the final hurdle…a Bowie 7’’ or the complete Vengaboys collection? We can’t have you going hungry now…
We’ll be looking after you early birds and making sure you are comfortable and offering pies and drinks for you to consume while you wait. We’ll even make it easy for you to pre order the night before and have it ready for you in the morning.
You may even be served by a hilarious fancy dressed person, on roller skates, hoping to lift your morning blues.
Food and drinks will also be served throughout the day from our outside pie pop up stall, and (look out for some delicious music related pie specials)
BASICALLY, WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THE BEST EXEPERIENCE – HELP US BY FOLLOWING THESE POSITIVE GESTURES, AND THE MAGIC WILL REVEAL ITSELF.
Very excitingly and intoxicatingly, we’ll be giving away plenty of Record Store Day ‘Friels’ Cider – one of this year’s sponsors, for you to sample for free! *Hiccup! We’ll be selling a selection of our usual choice beers from the Staggeringly Good & Unity Brewery also, as well as offering Pie&Beer deals.
We’ll be spinning some records on the ones and two’s, and invite you to bring your own – and we’ll play it loud! Let’s all have a disco!
We’ll also be publishing the list on our website, and inviting requests from then! We also hope to announce the bands that will be supporting us by playing live on the big day.
And of course we’ll have some Record Store Day themed exceptional Pies for you to try, that’s your supper sorted too me old!
FESTIVAL INFORMATION Dates: Friday 24 – Sunday 26 May 2019. Information and tickets: seachangefestival.co.uk @driftseachange @driftseachange Camping at Dartington: Available directly from dartington.org from February. Listings for hotels, hostels, BNB’s, spare rooms and guest houses: http://www.visittotnes.co.uk/where-to-stay
METRONOMY, THE COMET IS COMING, STEWART LEE presents KING ROCKER AND BAGPUSS CONFIRMED FOR 2019
The Quietus presents Gazelle Twin – with full line-up to follow You Tell Me, Hannah Peel & Will Burns, Pip Blom, TVAM join line-up 4AD and Moshi Moshi joins festival’s group of curatorial partners Sea Change to start the 2019 festival summer
Devon’s Sea Change Festival, the much-loved event founded by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop, is excited to announce the first artists confirmed for its 2019 line-up; the combination of artists and creative partners – a roll call of the country’s greatest music labels – is a clear indication of the event’s continued boldness and increased size and scope in its 4th year.
Friday night’s headliner will be one of the UK’s most critically and commercially successful acts, METRONOMY, returning to Devon for a huge homecoming show for Sea Change on the Dartington Hall Estate. The Mercury-nominated band is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of breakthrough LP, Nights Out (a new expanded edition of which is available via Because) and founder Joe Mount has most recently been busy at work producing Robyn’s Honey album. A long-time supporter of both Drift and Sea Change, Joe snuck into town to play a surprise DJ set at the inaugural Sea Change weekend and it has long been one of the festival’s biggest ambitions to invite Metronomy to headline.
Saturday night sees the cosmic psychedelic jazz of THE COMET IS COMING taking to the Sea Change stage. Following a 2018 Mercury nomination with the extraordinary Sons of Kemet, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings – alongside bandmates Betamax Killer and Danalogue The Conqueror – turns his attentions back to soundtracking the imagined apocalypse with a fusion of jazz, Afrobeat and electronica. Exactly what the band has in store for 2019 we don’t know (cryptic messages have been appearing), but all roads lead to Saturday night at Sea Change.
Sea Change is thrilled to join with Fire Records/Fire Films to offer the first look at KING ROCKER, a film investigating the mysterious existence of the front man and lyricist of The Nightingales, Robert Lloyd. Comedian and writer STEWART LEE and director MICHAEL CUMMING (Brass Eye, Toast) bring an exclusive first preview of the documentary to Sea Change, with a full panel talk and pounding live show from THE NIGHTINGALES, Britain’s ultimate post-punk survivors. Robert Lloyd’s The Prefects played with The Clash on the White Riot tour in 1977 and The Nightingales recorded more John Peel sessions than any other band.
Essential music and culture website, THE QUIETUS, returns as a key creative partner to proudly present a late-night set from GAZELLE TWIN. Latest LP, Pastoral, was The Quietus’s 2018 album of the year (with the hypnotic and terrifying ‘Hobby Horse’ also ranking high in the 50 tracks of the year) and it noted, “On her latest extraordinary album, Elizabeth Bernholz serves the full English with extra discomfort, grotesquery and barely contained horror.” The is just the start of The Quietus’s plans, which will, of course, include DJ’ing another set of full-on bangers.
Another 2018 project born from obsession and joyous admiration was Earth Recordings’s BAGPUSS soundtrack reissue, declared by Drift as soundtrack release of the year. At last year’s festival, the soundtrack specialists handed Drift a mysterious test pressing and now, less than a year on, Bagpuss will be holding court at Sea Change 2019. Series creators, aficionados and fans will explore the adored ’70s animated classic and, as part of an exclusive, fully-immersive experience, musicians SANDRA KERR and JOHN FAULKNER – whose beautiful pastoral folk music helped to make the series so special – will perform the beautiful songs live.
Elsewhere, artist, producer and award-winning composer HANNAH PEEL collaborates with poet WILL BURNS to perform in the beautiful 15th-century St Mary’s Church venue. And another celebrated collaboration see’s Field Music’s PETER BREWIS and Admiral Fallow’s SARAH HAYES becoming YOU TELL ME, whose debut album was released this month to much critical praise.
The deft curation of Drift will see two of its favourite bands joining the line-up. Dutch 4-piece PIP BLOM made many new fans on a triumphant supporting slot for The Breeders last year, while big and beaty TVAM released debut LP Psychic Data to great acclaim towards the end of last year.
Creative partners HEAVENLY RECORDINGS, BELLA UNION, ERASED TAPES, ROUGH TRADE BOOKS, FIRE RECORDS, EARTH RECORDINGS and MUTE return for 2019, with new friends MOSHI MOSHI and 4AD also coming to Devon.
Sea Change takes place on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, moving to the late May Bank Holiday for the first time having staged three sell-out events on the August Bank Holiday. The 2019 edition sees the second partnership between the young festival and a revered old institution with a new story, the Dartington Hall estate, a combination which continues to add new names to Dartington’s quite-immaculate list of guest creators in music, art and culture.
As Sea Change moves to May, it also stretches into a third day, with music sets, talks and events, culminating in a special afternoon matinee headline performance at Dartington to close the festival. And while Dartington is the festival’s Offshore stage, hosting music until late on Friday and Saturday, the buildings of Totnes remain central to Sea Change, presenting extremely special music guests, panel talks, films and events beneath the beautiful gold leaf ceiling of the Barrel House Ballroom, 15th century St Mary’s Church, 1950s Civic Hall and restored Victorian Totnes Cinema. Earlybird tickets sold out in record time in December, but day (£49), weekend (£89) and Young Person (£39) tickets are on sale now online or via Pie&Vinyl https://www.seetickets.com/event/sea-change-2019/venues-in-totnes-dartington/1281511
Sea Change founder, Rupert Morrison, said, “For our fourth edition, we drew up a list of our favourite friends and artists and just went for broke; we just asked them and we’re still pinching ourselves that we convinced Metronomy to come and play a massive homecoming show on the Sea Change stage. I guess we’re doing something right; maybe we’re just doing something different? Shabaka Hutchings’ saxophone has been a huge part of our last 18 months, as have numerous of Stewart Lee’s incendiary pearls of wisdom…and as for the saggy old cloth cat… Sea Change IV is already shaping up to be our dream line up. As ever, there is plenty more to come!”