Pie&Vinyl and Honeymooner Presents… Amber Arcades & Support

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Pie & Vinyl Presents and BFFs Honeymooner are super excited to announce that the wonderful Amber Arcades will be playing for us on Friday 20th July as part of her UK tour.

Signed to HEAVENLY RECORDINGS – home to King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardMark LaneganGwenno – she is due to release her second album ‘European Heartbreak’ on 28th September following this year’s singles ‘Simple Song’ and ‘Goodnight Europe’. We can’t wait to hear her showcase her new material in the intimate climes of The Loft.

Having written and recorded songs in a solo setting since her teenage years in her native Utrecht, Holland, Amber Arcades – real name Annelotte de Graaf – flew out to New York in 2015 and teamed up with producer Ben Greenberg of the Men to record her debut album ‘Fading Lines’ which she funded entirely by herself. The beautiful swooning songs she captured caught the ear of Heavenly who released the album the same year with the equally sublime ‘Cannonball’ EP following in 2017.

The ethereal shimmering nature of her music has been glowingly compared to Mazzy Star / Hope Sandoval and Broadcast and whilst these comparisons ring true they fail to also communicate the gently propulsive insistent nature of the music that gives movement to the dreamscapes created, reminiscent of peers such as ChastityBelt and Beach Fossils.

As well as being a supreme musical talent Annelotte also hold a masters degree in law and has worked as a legal aid in war crimes tribunals and as an immigration lawyer assessing refugee asylum claims in her native Holland.

‘One of the most quietly unassuming yet inherently beautiful records to grace our speakers in years. Motorik driven bliss.’ 10/10 – Drowned in Sound

‘One of the most infectious collections of pop songs written on an electric guitar this year.’ 8/10 – The Line of Best Fit

‘Ripe with subtle nuance, ‘Fading Lines’ is an exquisite debut. Seemingly simple yet running far deeper than cursory listens reveal, it’s a record that sticks with you long after the closing notes of the aptly titled ‘White Fuzz’ fade out.’ 8/10 – Clash Magazine

‘Wistful vocals drift across the album like a cool breeze on a sun-dappled afternoon.’ 7/10 – Loud & Quiet

‘Blissful, elegant records like this do not come about by chance.’ 5* – The Skinny

Support TBC.

Located above the Kings pub on Albert Road, Southsea our venue for the evening is The Loft which is strictly 18+ so please bring ID.

Tickets are £8 and can be bought in advance via www.seetickets.com or OTD subject to availability. We advise buying in advance for this one!

The Return of the Record Token!



Coming 14th May 2018 and available in store at Pie&Vinyl #RecordTokens @recordtokens

For a new generation of vinyl lovers. The Record Token is back! #RecordTokens’

There are lots of reasons people love record shops. The experience of discovering something new, finding old gems hidden in the racks or simply connecting with the music you love. Now you can give someone the gift of record shopping as #RecordTokens make their comeback this May 14th!

Grab one in store soon! 

The Pie&Vinyl Summer Time (guaranteed no cr*p) SALE! (This weekend only June 1ST, 2ND & 3RD only)

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Summer ((o)) SALE vibes are here again!

MANY Bargains to be had – including BIG releases from this year – on indie only formats…along with LOADS of other treats for your ears. ENTICERS like:

Blossoms – Cool Like you, Bowie – Aladdin Sane (Silver Edition), Cabbage – Nihilistic glamour Shots, Cavern of Anti Matter – Hormone Lemonade, Frankie Cosmos – Vessel, George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s, Goat Girl – Goat Girl, Preoccupations – New Material, Nathaniel Rateliff – Tearing at the Seams, Superorganism – Superorgansim, Suuns – Felt, UMO – Sex & Food, Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On, Arcade Fire – Neon Bible and plenty of other bangers!

all indies only coloured versions and all reduced by and approximately up to 60.32% – BEAUTIFUL!

We have also reduced the Record store Day leftovers…YUM! If you misssed anything on the big day, come for a rummage.

THE chance to catch up on some new releases you may have missed this year, and a chance to explore and expand your musical palette.

Also, for one weekend only – every immaculate reconditioned and new piece of hi-fidelity equipment found in Pie&HiFi will have 10% taken off the total price:) Yum.

Sale Starts this Friday 1st June at 11am and finishes on Sunday 3rd June at 5pm.

Record Adventurers gain priority access at 10:30am on Friday, and get an extra 10% off any sale and non sale records – just show your wristband:) – To join our Record adventure, have a look HERE

Summer Loving from the Pies&Vinyl team x

Pie&Vinyl//Castle Road Record Store Day Celebration 2018!

We are Delighted and Super Excited to announce the artists and bands that are supporting us for this year’s mighty celebration of Records and Music, known as – Record Store Day 2018! Woooooo…

WHEN THEN? – Saturday 21st April 2017 from 8am – 7pm.

The day starts at 8am when we open our doors for the incredible folk who have earned the right (by queuing all night) to purchase some specially released one off pressing records.

The live music will start at 12pm, mid-day – *unless there’s a surprise in store…for you* with more details on timings coming soon.

We have a real mixed bag of joyous musical styles for you, with introductions to supreme new acts (with links to the locality, just the way it should be on this special day), larger touring acts you may have heard of,  with something for everyone!

There will also be live artwork from the guys at PLAY DEAD STREET ART COLLECTIVE with MY DOG SIGHS and live vinyl only DJ’s spinning *TUNES* into your ears from FUZZ TONES X WAX EQUITIES

HOW MUCH GUV?  – This is a completely FREE event to attend – and held down the historic Castle Road.

The road will be closed creating an amazing atmosphere with all manner of local street traders selling curious and high-quality food and drink.

More info on the artists below.

To keep up to date with the traders appearing on the day, visit the village pop up HERE

Join our event page HERE

last year was incredible, and we are aiming to keep it that way! – make sure you are signed up to our mailing list and socials for more announcements in the build up to the big day!

Visit www.pieandvinyl.co.uk for more news on Record Store day and buying records and check the official RSD 18 list HERE


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Limited signed by the artist prints will be available to purchase on the day


The Sound Performance stage bring you…

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Stage Times:

*Haley in Store performance at 10:30am*

Band Time
Hotel Lux 12:00
Cabbage 13:00
  LION 14:00
Breathe Panel 15:00
Barbudo 16:00
Jerry Williams Full Band 17:00
Melt Dunes 18:00
All acts will play for approx. 30 mins



One of the more sought-after releases from last year’s Record store Day 17, Cabbage are actually here to play for you this time out!

Cabbage have been described as “Manchester’s most exciting new band”, a phrase still guaranteed to tantalise, even if you happen to believe the last musical aggregate of note the city produced was a quarter-century ago. Manchester has produced more great music than anywhere else in Britain these last four decades.

So the idea that Cabbage – from Mossley, an insignificant dead zone eight miles east of Manchester – might be the next in line after Buzzcocks, Magazine, the Fall, Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, the Smiths, Happy Mondays, 808 State and A Guy Called Gerald makes them at least worthy of investigation. And the investigation proves conclusive, these guys have it all going on…


the guys also play the Wedgewood Ro0ms that evening. Tickets are available HERE 

Pre order Limited Red LP HERE and collect on the day signed by the band!


Haley (Memphis Industries)

Following her acclaimed 2016 album Impossible Dream, HALEY (fka Haley Bonar) delivers two brand new songs for a record store day exclusive release on ltd edition red 7”!

Haley says of the songs: “These two songs are kind of the last ones I wrote with lyrics in them, at least, for the time being. Bratt was intended to be sung from a teenage perspective, appropriating that unsentimental attitude while simultaneously looking back at yourself at that age, all of the insecurities that went along with it, letting go of your self-judgement on the past. My Wave was intentional in its use of repetition and very few lyrics.”



BREATHE PANEL (Fat Cat Records)

Meeting at University, Josh Tyler, Nick Green and Benjamin Reeves sprung out of a vibrant scene of musicians playing and gigging together. Between writing in a shared house basement and taking long walks on the South Downs, Breathe Panel have crafted their own sound based around the intuitive song writing partnership of Josh and Nick.

Recalling thoughtful days spent outdoors, Nick’s vocals wash across bright, shimmering guitars and intricate drum patterns to create something beautifully expansive yet highly introspective. They combine writing about topics including anxiety, colours, people, memories and the cure of nature with capturing a sound that makes them feel good.

The latest from an incredible production line from Fat Cat records, these guys are sure to be BIG news.



LION (Fiction Records)

‘Self Control’, which channels White Stripes and AM-era Arctic Monkeys via the ‘70s-inflected rock of Jefferson Airplane, is the playful and self assured debut from LION aka Beth Lowen. The single sees LION’s ferocious, Janis Joplin-esque rasp of a voice acknowledge her own inability to deal with confrontation and offering a  ‘sorry not sorry’ apology.

 Linda Perry, who’s worked with the likes of Courtney Love, Adele and P!nk, was impressed by Lowen, and ended up using her song ‘Joyride’ on a soundtrack she curated for documentary Served Like A Girl and has since started working with the 24 year old.

 The single comes off the back of a busy start to the year for LION. Without releasing any music she’s already garnering support from her husky but powerful live sets, with support slots for Albert Hammond Jnr, and The Vaccines, touring with Isaac Gracie, as well as recently announced GIRLI. She also performed at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas and will be performing at The Great Escape in May.






BARBUDO (Pie&Vinyl Records)

Things are shifting up a gear for the south coast band Barbudo. This last year has seen them touring their EP Pleasures, to impressed, delighted and sold-out audiences around London and the south coast. Along with headline slots, Barbudo have provided support to the likes of The Big Moon, Superfood and Good Morning and will continue this with Babe Rainbow and other high profile shows and festivals later this year.

The Barbudo sound is an artful mix of irresistible alternative disco-funk tunes that will have you struggling to stand still and soulful mellow dreams to kick back and unwind to. Audiences are growing and being drawn into the slick, big sound they create at shows drowned in disco-light. Their songs are instantly memorable and engaging, helped by the band’s laid back feel and knack for intricate and soulful melodies.

Written and produced by brothers Ben and Harry Stanworth, a dose of Barbudo is a welcome antidote to the tensions and pressures of modern life.

The band has several releases penned. A video for the single “SXC” is due to be released Friday 23rd March, directed by Cosy Drive. It sees the band take on the role of small time gangsters in the retro setting of a funfair and Wimpy Burger.  The song is taken from the EP Pleasures, available to purchase on Cassette from the following link.


*Signed Cassette Tapes in limited ‘Milk’ colour will be available on the day


MELT DUNES (Strong Island Recordings)

Portsmouth psychedelic warlords Melt Dunes have been rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the fiercest live bands the U.K has to offer, warping the minds and bodies of anyone who comes into orbit and with only two singles released to date on both Strong Island Recordings and Fuzz ClubMelt Dunes’ are set to unleash their debut EP the ‘Flesh EP’ 16 March.

Emerging with the delirium of What’s Your Name?’; a rich and densely guitar-driven track, somewhat reminiscent of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd to ‘Flesh’,  a bludgeoning, motorik throb that throws a nod the kraut stylings of Can and Neu!Flesh’s cacophonous thrash of an ending leaves little time to prepare for the eerily malevolent ‘Epicaricacy’; a fitting soundtrack to a paranoid stumble through an abandoned carnival. Following this with the jagged simplicity of the bleak and hypnotic ‘Grotesque’, the quintet bring you an EP that combines elements of the gloom-psych shimmer of The Black Angels with the raucous aggression of The Stooges to sculpt a sound that is thoroughly unnerving With their debut EPMelt Dunes are certainly going to drag us all into the darkest depths of their psychedelic, fuzz-fueled realm.






JERRY WILLIAMS & Full Band (Unsigned)

Just back from playing at SXSW to great acclaim!

The last 12 months has seen 22 yr old Portsmouth based self-releasing Indie-pop artist achieve a growing number of serious musical landmarks, including confirming her debut at SXSW with an invite to perform at BBC Introducing’s flagship showcase at the British Music Embassy. Jerry also shone at the recent first fifty BBC Intro showcase for TGE 2018 as well as making her television debut on 4Music’s Trending Live and ITV’s Weekend shows. Jerry has been selected by Ticketmaster as one of their ‘Ones To Watch’ 2018 and has a slew of new music from her forthcoming album which she will be showcasing at her SXSW and 2018 gigs. Working with Foals and Slow Club producer Luke Smith, Lewis Capaldi and Fickle Friends producer James Earp, alongside long-time collaborator award winning producer Dan Brown.

Jerry has been globally supported from Spotify with streams at over 8 million and had the rare privilege of being placed on one of their Key Playlists, Moodbooster, at number one track. Vevo DSCVR live session is at 110k views, and her own music Video Views are now at over 750k .




HOTEL LUX (Unsigned)

Through their spectral garage punk, they blend the route one aggression of Dr Feelgood pub rock and the distorted urban landscapes of The Fall. Tales of hangmen and bankers, flushes of human greed and trickles of sickening guilt populate Hotel Lux’s music, and in particular Lewis Duffin’s lyrics. With its richly drawn characters and graphic landscapes, their songs have an impact more akin to the films of Loach, Leigh, and Meadows than any musical contemporaries.

“I’ve always said that film directors like Alan Clarke and Ken Loach are more influential to my lyrics than any other lyricist as such,” Duffin explains; “The visual sense of it is more important for me.” His penchant for highly visual lyrics is apparent even from the opening line of their very first single, ‘Envoi’, which depicts a man that “claws at the beermat, with debt on his mind”. Whilst the band spent the bulk of 2017 gigging almost weekly, it was their sole online release, causing the band’s live reputation to grow and grow.

They can also be found on an RSD 18 release, check out the live venue week LP.






The Iconic Play Dead is a creative tattoo studio and street art gallery based in Southsea.


My Dog Sighs’s style is characterised by the combination of melancholic and often naive portraiture with the use of found materials including abandoned food cans.

After 10 years of giving his art away for free as part of the now infamous Free Art Friday project, My Dog Sighs has this year finally found himself strapped in to a well-deserved meteoric rise. With an incredible international following in Israel, Japan and of course the UK, five sold out shows under his belt, and a strong following of staunchly loyal fans on social media; My Dog Sighs is fast becoming an important figure on the contemporary art scene. “My Dog Sighs’ work forms a narrative based on counterpointed poignancy that resonate with those that have the opportunity to find them. Moments of loss and then being found echo the materials used. Tin cans, once the receptacle of our sustenance, all too quickly rejected, thrown away, abandoned by a materialistic society keen to gorge on the new”






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 About the poster artist Tim Hall…

WHEN Tim Hall decided to have a go at creating his own comic, he had no idea just what a huge task he was taking on.

A professional artist and fan of comic books and metal music, he came up with the idea of creating a couple of test pages of a Vikingthemed story.

Three years and more than three thousand hours later, volume one of Skragbeard and the Vikings – Escape from Helheim is on the shelves.

Tim has always spent his time sketching. After university he worked in advertising and thinks this has honed his interest in creating art for a reason rather than for its own sake.








Record Store Day 2018 at Pie&Vinyl – Official UK Release List with *Estimated Pricing!

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Saturday, April 21st at 8am.


Hello Friends and Record Lovers!!!

It’s the official UK Record Store Day 2018 release list! Wahoo! AlRiGhT! Come ON! *Yeah!….*burp*

Want to know if we are stocking it? Want to know how much we’ll be selling it for? Feast your eyes on the below…(This is the list as of right now, and can be amended at any time. You may want to view this on a computer, as it’s a MEATY one)

Record Store Day at Pie&Vinyl – Official UK Release List 2018 with pricing…(EXCEL FILE&PRINT READY!) Record Store Day List of Releases 2018 with Pricing Est.

*NEW LIST AS OF APRIL 4TH:* RSD 18 PRINTABLE Product List 4th April

Feel free to download the file, put an ‘X’ in the tick list and send back to us.

We would also dearly love to invite you to request exactly what you are looking for from this year’s Record Store Day 2017. 

When you have decided what bits you are desperate for, please e mail mail recordstoreday@pieandvinyl.co.uk  and if possible pop into the ‘subject’ box ‘RSD 18 Wishlist’

*We are 6 years old now, and support every label and distributor in the UK. We expect a very good level of stock of everything. With your help, we can sift through those 500 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).

If something isn’t mentioned on the list just now, but you’ve heard about it somewhere else, please e mail us and we’ll confirm if we are getting it. There will be a few changes as normal with line up and pricing.

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that it’s for you – but at least you know we will be stocking it for sure and hopefully in large numbers. This is why this is soooo useful for us!

***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 are also changing the store layout this year. We’ll be using both doors and holding just Record Store Day stock in the café side, and our regular stock on the retail side. If that makes no sense to you, you’ll see what we mean on the day – but it’s a good thing.

We thought you heroes were getting a bit cramped in the chapel, so with more room to hold more stock, you should be able to relax and enjoy some elbow room.

*IMPORTANT* Please read our Tips and Rules HERE. It’s how we run on the day, with the aim being fairness, and hopefully making sure a at least everyone gets something they are after on the big day!

We’ll also have free gifts for the first 50 people in the queue, ranging from Test Pressings & Promo’s to T-shirts, posters and key rings! We want to reward your endeavours…

We’ll also continue to sell any stock left over from Sunday onward. So if you are busy Saturday, fear not!

Please continue to consult www.recordstoreday.co.uk  for details of all official UK releases.

*(Don’t be confused with the recordstoreday.com version, this is the U.S.A. release list, and they differ)

Also – listen to BBC 6 Music for updates and good times. They will be sponsoring the event this year. Thank goodness for that. Visit: www.bbc.co.uk/6music


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Record Store Day 2018 at Pie&Vinyl – Rules & Tips for Fun Times – Please Read

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 to 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, which will help us order the correct amount of stock. Just email recordstoreday@pieandvinyl.co.uk – with your requests
  • 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 in 10 people in to the store (Record Store Day Stock Side) at a time. Although 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.

To request any title – please e mail recordstoreday@pieandvinyl.co.uk

See HERE for release list and P&V prices.


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 and reading material throughout the night. Maybe even a 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)


See you soon!

Lots of Love, the P&V Referee x


The Official Record Store Day List 2018 Launch Party!

Join us in the store and out of the store as we celebrate the official Record Store Day 2018 list of releases!

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*Record Stores are for life, not just a day so come and visit us every week and prove the physical experience is alive and kicking!*

Tuesday March 6th – The Instore Celebration from 7pm

Happening in the shop and in the spirit of the announcement, find below a list of things we will be ‘what doing’.

  • Very excitingly and intoxicatingly, we’ll be giving away some 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 choice beers from the Staggeringly Good Brewery also.
  • 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! Lets all have a disco!
  • We’ll also be publishing the list on our website, and inviting requests from then! We also hope to announce this year’s bands that will be playing on the big day. We can’t wait!
  • 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!