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Posted April 20th 2018

Record Store Day 2018

The sun is shining, Spring has arrived (albeit later than we would have liked) and Record Store Day (Saturday 21st April) has come around again to light our fires!

Brighton and the coast of Sussex will be buzzing even more with some unique goodies and delights, take a look at what some of the record shops have on offer! Pop in and support the independent music scene, keep it alive, fresh and always there and ready to enrich you!

What’s happening at…
Resident
RSD lovers are pretty notorious for lining up outside Resident from THE AFTERNOON BEFORE(!) the event, so expect a bustling and chocka shop from opening morning til closing! And there’s even more reason this year! There’ll be some very special in-store performances from the likes of HALEY, Daniel Wakeford, The Physics House Band and more. We can’t even begin to list all the special releases Resident will be stocking this year, from Air to Bowie to The Cure to Sigur Ros to The Lovely Eggs to Madonna to Mogwai to just everything, the list really does go on, view it all here.
RSVP and more info here

What’s happening at…
Bella Union Vinyl Shop
Tucked away in The Lanes, this welcoming shop will be giving you a selection of in-store performances (from local acts Dog In The Snow and Penelope Isles) as well as some limited issue goodies on the Bella Union roster! This includes the likes of Laura Veirs, Dirty Three, Tiny Ruins and Our Broken Garden and much more. Oh and you’ll be in some pretty great company with Simon Raymonde (Bella Union boss / Cocteau Twins) and Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) behind the counter!
RSVP and more info here

What’s happening at…
Vinyl Revolution
Brighton’s newest record shop are celebrating their first ever Record Store Day! And as a thank you for queuing the first 30 customers in the door will get a free breakfast. Along with that most shops in the area are taking part and offering customers all sorts of discounts on their goods on the day, it really is going to become quite a street party. There’ll also be lots of fun in-stores (or shall we say out-stores??) from the likes of White Room, Mudlow and more.
More info here

What’s happening at…
Union Music Store
Lewes’ endearing record shop is also doing a special something this Saturday with their keen eye on Folk, Americana and Country to bring you their personal selection of their favourite Record Store Day 2018 releases. There’s also some in-stores happening all day with the likes of Jamie Freeman, Bennett Wilson Poole and more.
RSVP and more info here

What’s happening at…
The Vinyl Frontier
Eastbourne’s leading independent record shop, brings you its 6th RSD! This year the shop will have a load of exclusives with in-stores from the likes of the very special Near Jazz Experience (includes members of Madness and Nick Cave’s band etc!).
RSVP and more info here

What’s happening at…
Pebble Records
A new up and coming Eastbourne record shop, Pebble will be taking part in RSD this year including a live DJ set from OG45ers from 3-5pm.
More info here

What’s happening at…
Wow and Flutter
This cute little Hastings shop is going to be having a day of hand-picked live DJ performances, flash sales and special treats from 11am onwards.
More info here

What’s happening at…
Music’s Not Dead
Right by the iconic De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, Music’s Not Dead is a lovely addition to the town’s seaside splendour. There’s going to be afternoon in-stores from a lot of local talent including Oliver Cherer (who played Union Music Store earlier this year as part of Lewes Psychedelic Festival) and Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou.
RSVP and more info here