The Record Store Day 2017 Castle Road Street Party!

We are humbled, Proud, Excited, Delighted, Over Excited ( ____ insert superlative)… 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 in the year 2017!

This will happen on Saturday 22nd 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 – with more details on timings coming soon.

We have for you a mixture of super massive acts, and introductions to supreme new acts – all with links to the locality, just the way it should be on this special day, with something for everyone!

Yep, this is a completely free event to attend – and held down the historic Castle Road. We’ll have our usual closed road, packed with all manner of local street traders selling curious and high quality food and drink.

The stage is sponsored this year by our friends at Taste of Portsmouth – MORE INFO HERE and Mermaids Gin MORE INFO HERE who will also be trading on the day.

What a day we have for you – make sure you are signed up to our mailing list and socials for more announcements in the build up to the big day!

More info on the artists below. To keep up to date with the traders appearing on the day, visit the village pop up HERE https://www.facebook.com/thevillagepopup/

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More about the bands…

IDLES

http://www.idlesband.com/

Bristol’s finest post-punk polemics IDLES have been promising to do great things for some time now, and with their debut album “Brutalism” they absolutely fulfil that promise, and a furious promise at that.

Politically charged, refreshingly confrontational and infectiously volatile, IDLES are a band like no other. Bringing the unsettling reality of the world we live in into their frantic assault on the senses, they are a band that until now could only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment – but with “Brutalism” it surely feels like they have captured the intensity of that live sound. Bottled up here are the abrasive, memorable lyrics of Joseph Talbot delivered with all of the spite and wry humour he puts across on the stage.

Is Bliss

http://store.clubac30.com/products/578686-is-bliss-velvet-dreams

The Highly promising Portsmouth band, Comprising of Jimmy Stuart (vox, guitar), Dean Edwards (bass) and Sam Speakman (drums), Is Bliss have quickly gained attention opening for Wolf Alice, Telescopes, Nine Black Alps, Mark Gardener and Robin Guthrie.

The guys have landed the support slot to the mighty ‘The Jesus and Mary Chain’ on their up coming arena tour, and are set to become a very big deal indeed.

The Magic Gang

https://www.facebook.com/TheMagicGang/

The Magic Gang kick-started the year with the brand new single ‘How Can I Compete?’. The single is the first release on Yala! Records, the new label / club night which was co-founded by Felix White of The Maccabees.

Premiered as the Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1 and currently Huw Stephens’ Record of the Week, ‘How Can I Compete’ is a shot of sunshine in these gloomy months as The Magic Gang deliver a spirited concoction of shimmering melody, bold pop choruses and swooning vocal harmonies. The track was produced by The Maccabees’ Hugo White and was recorded at London studio The Drugstore, famously once home to The Jesus & Mary Chain.

EP Three 12” vinyl which features ‘How Can I Compete’ will be available exclusively on RSD, a week before release. GRAB ONE.

Plastic Mermaids

https://www.facebook.com/plasticmermaids/

One of the most popular acts that played last year (We didn’t stop taking questions about them for months afterwards) are back! Hailing from our Island twin, the Isle Of Wight – the guys are set to embark on a UK tour, and release their first album this year.

Sure to be super massive, catch them while you can – MarC Riley Loves them, need I say more.

Emily Barker

http://www.emilybarker.com/

Emily Barker’s new album was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy-winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players. Sweet Kind of Blue will be released through Everyone Sang/Kartel on 19th May – it is her first full studio album since 2013’s critically lauded Dear River and marks a new sound for Barker as she returns to the soul and blues influences that first inspired her to become a songwriter and musician.

Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road. In 2015 she composed her first full feature film soundtrack for Jake Gavin’s Hector, which won a Scottish BAFTA for its lead actor, Peter Mullan.

“Blues meets country meets gospel… a sweet and tender distillation of Americana influences” Clash

“Emily Barker has a gift for great melodies” The Guardian

Highlight Of Our Modern World (Pie&Vinyl Records)

I guess HOMW started with a similar solo project (Shipton), which started to naturally grow into something a bit more electronic, but I wanted to quit the singing and neo-folk influences and get back to my roots in ambient/progressive soundscapes. I thought I’d start where I naturally feel most comfortable; with the guitar, so the first release was purely raw guitar loops with some very minimal evolving synth breaths. With each release I have tried to push myself a little more with self-production and electronic writing, trying things here and there and learning as I go. For my next record I am looking to really see how far I can take myself, not only in terms of track structures but also in a live performance environment. I want to produce music that tells a story, without having to use words, something immersive without complexities. I have always enjoyed the subtleties of ambient and post-rock artists. Mathematic song structures and crazy time signatures are great and I can’t argue that watching someones hands scramble up and down a fretboard like panicked insects, or an electronic artist sporadically pushing buttons and twisting things is something mind-blowing to watch, what really grabs my attention is an artists fine-tuning. The attention to detail of minimalist composers reminds me of an artist or designer’s obsessive tweaking to make sure the final piece is exactly how it should be, before being consumed by the audience. I suppose this is my self-briefed goal

Play Dead Collective Street Jam

https://www.facebook.com/pg/playdeadstudio/about/?ref=page_internal

Some of the area’s best street artists collaborating, and making art all day long before your eyes…they’ll also be there with their ridiculously good merch selection.

Blaenavon

http://blaenavon.com/

Still in their teenage years, and recently free of school, Blaenavon are three boys who have taken the music world by storm.  Having played with the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and Warpaint to name a few, the band have released two EPs on Transgressive Records and have recently completed their debut album, with singer Ben Gregory starring in Burberry’s New Faces campaign.

Having released previous singles ‘Into The Night’ and ‘Denim Patches’ on Transgressive imprint paradYse, Blaenavon followed up with debut EP Koso in September 2013, through Transgressive Records. The four-track offering encompasses everything good about a young band with a very bright future, flowing seamlessly from delicately picked verses to euphoric sections of soaring vocals and powerful guitars.

Plus vinyl only DJ in between bands – WAX EQUITIES https://www.facebook.com/WAXEQUITIES/

Stage Times:

Band Time
Emily Barker 12:00
Plastic Mermaids 13:00
Blaenavon 14:00
Idles 15:00
The Magic Gang 16:00
Is Bliss 17:00
Highlights Of Our Modern World 18:00
All acts will play for approx 30 mins

 

About the poster artist Daniel Cook…

Daniel J. Cook aka Scruffyhightops is a Portsmouth based designer, artist, independent comicker and passionate tea drinker.

With a style he would describe as a “Pop-Culture” blender, he has mixed influences which include music, creature features, Star Wars and his child-like imagination.

You may have seen his work without noticing, as he once ran a sticker campaign that pictured a certain Charming Man all over Southsea.

He is currently working on three new books, a variety of artworks, all while traversing the Eighth Dimension with his band The Hong Kong Cavaliers.

You can reach him via email at [email protected] or his website funkyspaceport.com

About our Sponsors…

Taste of Portsmouth, a brand new local guide to food and drink covering all of Portsmouth from Gosport to Southsea, have partnered with Mermaid’s Gin from just over the water on the Isle of Wight, to bring the Mermaid’s Bar to the party. A bar stocking Mermaids G&T, Espresso Martinis and Turbo Gins with a shot of locally roasted coffee will be central to the celebrations.

Taste of Portsmouth is due for release in late May 2017. Following on from 5 successful years producing Taste of the Wight on the Island, the team have crossed the waters to launch Taste of Portsmouth.

Packed full of places to go including fine dining, bars, gastro-pubs, casual cafes and of course, seaside fish and chips, it will be your go-to guide. Whether a visitor to Portsmouth for the first time, or a local you are bound to find somewhere new to try or rediscover an old favourite.
As well as the newly launched guide, there will also be a comprehensive website, blog and social media channels to keep people updated of all the latest news and offers.

Record Store Day 2017 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 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, for everyone to have a really great Record Store day! Read on for a few tips also…

RSD RULES (Positive Gestures)

 

  • We will open our doors on the big day at 8am sharp. People are welcome to queue in an orderly fashion from approx. a week before then. We will close at 7pm.

 

  • 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? 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 [email protected] – 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 approx. 25 people in to the store 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.

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 mid day/early 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 [email protected]

See HERE for release list and P&V prices.

TIPS FOR THE BIG DAY

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.

This may sound funny, but you get to meet some really like minded souls, standing in line. There was a really special atmosphere and team spirit last year…and when that door opens, you won’t have felt excitement quite like it! Friends for life and a triumphant atmosphere all round!

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

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.

Our kitchen team will be taking orders from the queue and we’ll be offering free Pie&Vinyl TEA and coffee to warm you up and keep you alert. We’ll be out there early…from about 6am ish. You may even be served by ‘Piedi’ our pie mascot:)

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)

Also, we’d like to welcome our RSD ambassadors this year St. Vincent. E mail us any messages you have for Annie, and we’ll pass them on.

Lots of Love, the P&V Referee x

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Record Store Day 2017 at Pie&Vinyl – Official UK Release List with pricing.

Hi friends…here we go again! It’s the official UK and P&V RSD release list! Wahoo! Alright. Come on. Yeah. Basically, we will have access to everything released. 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.

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 [email protected]

Want to know if we are stocking it? Want to know how much we’ll be selling it for? Well have a good look below sisters and brothers…(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 2017 at Pie&Vinyl – Official UK Release List with pricing…Record Store Day 2017 Rough Guide and Rough Pricing (Excel File) Yep.

We will add your request to our buying list and make darn sure that there will be at least 1 copy in our store (hopefully many more).

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that it’s for you – but at least you know we will be stocking it for sure.

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

Also – see our Pie&Vinyl rules and tips on how we run our record celebration – HERE

***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.***

Above all, enjoy this fantastic event and please remember – Record stores are for life, and can be visited every day of the week…not just record store day! P&V

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ST. VINCENT: RECORD STORE DAY 2017 AMBASSADOR

In 2009, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal created it. Since then, the title of Record Store Day Ambassador has been held by Homme, Ozzy, Iggy, Grohl, Jack, Chuck and JamesKirkLarsRobert.

For Record Store Day 2017, the honor goes to St. Vincent. “It is with deep honor and humility that I accept this ambassadorship. Rest assured I do not take my duties lightly.”

We’re pretty honored, too.

Watch Annie’s video below…

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Pie&Vinyl + Blissfields = Love! Book your festival tickets with us

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We’d love to share a festival tip with you…Lend us your ears, it’s a bit of a secret. We know this beautiful little festival – lovely vibes, friendly folkd, family friendly with friendly families and great great music and art! Non corporate, not for profit and all about bringing people together to create a special weekend. THEE BEST PARTY!

Set in a stunning location, we would love to recommend BLISSFIELDS!

We’ll be back for our third time trading this year, and adding a few acts to the bill – read more below.

Also, if you purchase tickets using the link above – you get to support the shop, if you’d like to of course. Also, we’ll give you a drink

BUY BLISSFIELDS TICKETS HERE AND HELP SUPPORT PIE&VINYL

They have things like NO BOOKING FEES, Free Hot Air Balloon rides, a Drone Order service for Beer (Thats an April Fools Joke, but can someone start this please?), delivered straight to your campsite (Imagine), big donations to their charity partner…Rad things like that. A PARTY HEARTY IS YOUR FOLKS.

About our stall and bands playing…

Are part of the new generation of record shops, and offer a new unique experience that allows people to immerse themselves in the things they are passionate about whilst taking influence from the past and pushing forward in to the future. They love to talk to their customers on a best friend level, and feel it is a privilege to explain their concept to drive home the message that MUSIC RETAILING IS NOT DEAD. Mentioned almost as a mythical beast fairly regularly on BBC 6 music, BBC Radio 2 & many other radio stations, as well, of course, on countless blogs and websites and high brow publications such as the Guardian, Pitchfork, Huffington Post, Drowned in Sound etc. They are also the current ‘Audio Technica’ record shop of the year. You’ll also be able to get a taste of Pie & Vinyl as they will be bringing their stall to Blissfields again this year! Keep you eyes peeled for some secret “In Stalls” too.

Acts at Blissfields: Highlights of Our Modern World &  Quim Reaper

More on Blissfield below!

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Blissfields by Will Bailey @w_bailey

Click here: BLISSFIELDS 2017 – SECOND WAVE

Visit: http://www.blissfields.co.uk/ for more info!

 

Happy Birthday to us!…Hap-pie birthday to us!!! Pie&Vinyl is 5 years old today!

*All together now* Happy Birthday to us!…Hap-pie birthday to us!!! Pie&Vinyl is 5 years old today! SUPER BIG MASSIVE THANKS to all of our amazing customers that have loved and supported what we do:) You are the best! TO CELEBRATE, today we are offering 5% OFF EVERYTHING (Food & Retail) and giving away FREE birthday cake with every purchase (supplied by the amazing Purely Scrumptious) & WIN! We want everyone to know it’s our birthday, and come and join the party – so for every person that shares this post, they will be entered into a competition to win a meal for two, with drinks and a T shirt! #happybirthday #5yearsold#wearesogrownup #herestomanymore

*Offer only valid on April 6th 2017*

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The one and only Pie&Vinyl Record Adventure (Quarterly Record Club)

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Pie&Vinyl Record Adventure – Pie&Vinyl’s annual record club is here! Let us send you records for a year…

Record Adventure…with Pie&Vinyl

Who wants to join our club? Although we feel a bit strange calling it a club, as this is for everyone no matter what kind of creature you are

…Let’s rephrase, who wants to go on a record journey? For a year?

Well, we thought that as our great friendship flourishes, you may even trust us to pick some records for you?

For just £100 per annul, we will send to your home address four highly recommended (by the staff) records, once a quarter.

Breaking that down – that’s one top record of our esteemed salutation, every three months!

We will also include a mystery Pie&Vinyl gift with every record you receive (it may even be a pie in the post) – plus, when you sign up for our adventures in sound, we give you a Pie&Vinyl T shirt of your choice! You will also receive a special identifiable record adventure bracelet, as we also give you priority at in store performances (you’ll always get in no matter what!) Pie&Vinyl presents shows priority chance to purchase tickets (and we are planning some big acts next year) plus special offer discounts in store, like random 10% off weekends and ‘Sale’ stock browsing before anyone else!

 To take advantage of our yearly subscription, pop in to the store where we will sign you up and present you with your uniform or e mail [email protected]

This offer runs for the first 2 months of a quarter. At the end of the third month in the quarter, we will send the goods…

This may be easier to explain:

 Jan & Feb (Sign Up) End of March we send the goods…

 April & May (Sign Up) End of June we send the goods…

 July & August (Sign Up) End of September we send the goods…

 October & November End of December we send the goods before Christmas:)

 You can sign up at any point during the year but your adventure starts from the period outlined above and will last for four records.

Let us take you on an adventure!

Record Store Day 2017 at Pie&Vinyl – Official UK Release List with pricing.

Hi friends…here we go again! It’s the official UK and P&V RSD release list! Wahoo! Alright. Come on. Yeah. Basically, we will have access to everything released. 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.

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 [email protected]

Want to know if we are stocking it? Want to know how much we’ll be selling it for? Well have a good look below sisters and brothers…(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 2017 at Pie&Vinyl – Official UK Release List with pricing…Record Store Day 2017 Rough Guide and Rough Pricing (Excel File) Yep.

We will add your request to our buying list and make darn sure that there will be at least 1 copy in our store (hopefully many more).

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that it’s for you – but at least you know we will be stocking it for sure.

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

Also – see our Pie&Vinyl rules and tips on how we run our record celebration – HERE

***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.***

Above all, enjoy this fantastic event and please remember – Record stores are for life, and can be visited every day of the week…not just record store day! P&V

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Pie&Vinyl’s British Pie Week Com-pie-tition

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Tuesday March 7th at 7pm. 

The Judging Panel for the evening is:

The Wave Maiden – https://www.thewavemaiden.co.uk/

The Butchers Hook – http://www.butchershookpub.com/

Staggeringly Good – http://www.staggeringlygood.com/

Huis – http://www.huissouthsea.co.uk/ 

Bread Addiction – http://www.breadaddiction.co.uk/

Come join us in British Pie Week for our fun fuelled, food filled com-pie-tition …. Showcasing some of our suppliers and inviting all of you to bring pies to our little big shop for everyone to try!

With different categories – Vegan/Vegetarian, Sweet and Meat – your tastebuds really will be spoilt for choice!

We will have guest judges from some of the finest independents businesses that our city has to offer, as well as an anonymous vote from you, all with a view to name the best pie in town!!!

The winning pie will take home a bespoke hamper filled to the brim with goodies from an array of local businesses.

The specialists in the pie lab have been hard at work to develop a brand new original concept pie that will be available for the evening to complement our new and tantalising beer made specially for the night by Staggeringly Good Brewery.

So, we have great food, great faces, great minds and great company. What more do you need to peel yourselves from the sofa on a Tuesday evening?

See you all there!

Judges for the evening are:

The Wave Maiden – https://www.thewavemaiden.co.uk/

The Butchers Hook – http://www.butchershookpub.com/

Staggeringly Good – http://www.staggeringlygood.com/

Huis – http://www.huissouthsea.co.uk/ 

Bread Addiction – http://www.breadaddiction.co.uk/

 

Happy St.Valentines Day – Book a table and celebrate with us you Dream boats…

Tuesday 14th February is a special day.

This image says it all folks…come eat with us and celebrate LUUURVE whilst trying our pink pastry pie:)

We’ll also be spinning some 7″ love classics on the wheels of steel live on the night!

Tables are available in two slots at 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm Tuesday 14th February.

To book – e mail [email protected] – Be quick now, this will fill up super quick.

This is so emotional…so Dreamy…

We love you x

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