This year’s annual Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 21st April, celebrating the UK’s independent record shops and music industry surrounding them. A date celebrated by stores, venues and audiophiles across the country, this year marks eleven years since the start of the annual event. What can we look forward to this year? On an extensive list of 2018 releases, some highlights include Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields’ collaboration, The Cure’s 1990 release ‘Mixed Up’ and Jeff Buckley’s ‘Live at Sin-é’. The Superjoint Ritual reissues are pretty special in the metal world, while local favourites Gnod see their collaboration with White Hills get the RSD treatment. Also getting the reissue treatment this year are cult Factory favourites The Durutti Column. Other standouts are a 20th anniversary reissue of Suede’s self-titled album on silver vinyl, unreleased records by David Bowie and Price, along with Joy Division’s debut under their original name of ‘Warsaw’. Click here for a full listings of this year’s releases.

As usual, Piccadilly Records will be the centre of attention and expect large queues forming from the early hours. They’ll also be teaming up with Common once more, where you can catch live music from Francis Lung, Secret Admirer and The Foetals. Cottonopolis host a full day of music and vinyl sales, as do NQ staple Eastern Bloc Records, selecting their best records for the day, with DJs spinning favourites from 9am until 2am. Other NQ favourites Vinyl Revival and Vinyl Exchange are also no doubt going to be packed for the day, so head out early.

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Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 21st April. For more information on releases and events, click here.

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