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RSDCOM2010vector Now in its seventh year and celebrating independent record stores and their unique culture, this is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances. Her’s the rundown of what our regional independant record shops are doing to mark this special Record Shop Day on Friday 19th April:


The Mall, Union Gallery, Broadmead, BS1 3XD facebook.com/headbristol
Plenty of stuff going on during the day, including DJs, a charity raffle, and fun to be had in our vintage photo-me booth.
Live Performances from:
2pm – Livid Strippers Dark, folky electronica with extra lush vocals.
3pm – Trust Fund Bristol’s very own pop prodigy, making a lovely quirky indie racket.
4pm – Downard Atmospheric, mathy two piece combo.
5pm – More Than Life
6pm – Stallone Amazing Death Punk Est. 2011. Debut record ‘Mire’ available now from Tangled Talk Records & Enjoyment Records.

70 Queen’s Rd, BS8 1QU rise-music.co.uk
Shop opens from 8am, loads of special offers and live performances during the day from:
11am – Beans on Toast
2pm – Big Deal
3pm – Something Anorak
4pm – Woman’s Hour
5pm – George Ezra
6pm – Goan Dogs
7pm – Adding Machine
7.45-8.30pm – Patten DJ / Edit Set
8.30pm – East India Youth

Ivor Wilson, Luke (Bag of Nails pub), Pulled Apart By Horses and Rise staff DJ sets throughout the day upstairs.

6 Pearl Assurance House, Queen Street, TQ12 2AQ phoenixsound.co.uk
They will be dishing out free cakes throughout the day and have two bands playing in the afternoon from 1pm – Skull Kids and These Reigning Days!

103 High St, TQ9 5SN thedriftrecordshop.net
Doors open from 9am, expect free stuff and The Computers, whose new album ‘Love Triangles Hate Squares’  is out now are playing live

Unit 56/57/48, Pannier Market, Back Quay,  TR1 2LL
A huge day of live performances from 10 bands/musicians playing live in the shop on the day, check out the marquee out on the main piazza across from Marks & Spencer and HMV where the live bands will then be able to perform again.


The Sovereign Shopping Centre, High Street, BS23 1HL
Local artists and DJ’s playing all day, doors will open at 8:30am (customers are asked to queue at the high street entrance of the shopping centre)

Jimmy Dixon – DJ – All Day

Live Performances from:
12pm – Harrisen Larner-Main
12:30pm – Ryan Inglis
1pm – Jubilee Park
1.30pm – Richard O’Brien Project
2pm – Marissa May
2.30pm – Louise



Unit-31, Morgan Arcade, CF10 1AFU spillersrecords.co.uk
11am – JUNIOR BILL & THE SCALLIES (live) – Their sound is a unique blend of Cardiffian Punky Reggae, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll. They also throw in a Portuguese, Berimbau-strumming MC known as L-Hyo, just for good measure.
1pm – THE WEDDING PRESENT (live) – Performing live in celebration of their Welsh language 10″ out on theday! They will also be playing the Wales Goes Pop! weekender at The Gate, Roath on the same day.
3pm – PATRICK DUFFY (live) – He cut his teeth musically in 90’s alt-rock group Strangelove, Patrick Duff went on a hiatus from the music world before emerging as an intriguing artist and singer. His limited RSD 7″ release (a split single with Craig John Davidson) will be available from us on this special day!

DJ’s will be spinning the decks all day in between acts with DJ RASCAL & David Malys among the veterans making it another epic annual celebration!

Diverse Music

10 Charles St, NP20 1JU diversevinyl.com
Refreshments and have live music in store throughout the day – four acoustic sets, starting at lunchtime after the feeding frenzy has calmed down!

– Steven James Adams (ex of Singing Adams and Broken Family Band)
– Bedford Falls (A retrograde rock n roll band from South Wales)
– Failure’s Union (US indie punk rock featuring ex Lemuria)
– Personal Best (Bristol based fuzz fuelled power pop promoting a brand new EP)

Derricks Music

221 Oxford St, SA1 3BQ derricksmusic.co.uk
Joining forces with Audio T (Hi-Fi) and having a hi fi demonstration in the store in Swansea. Running demos on the Dat of record players etc. They are also raffling a turntable on the day.

More information at recordstoreday.co.uk