Pie&Vinyl launch new Allegiance cards – with 10% off loose leaf tea, and small batch roasted record coffee this weekend!

That’s right folks, if you visit the store this weekend – pick up an allegiance card! We are coming up to our fourth birthday (becoming a proper boy/girl) and we want to thank you for the loyalty you have shown us on this journey of music and gravy.

We have some good looking portable cards for all you record, pie and hot drink lovers out there! Simply collect 10 stamps and collect your prize.

To help you on your way, we’ll be offering 10% off all hot beverages this weekend only:)

Our premium loose leaf teas – brewed to perfection, and small batch roasted record coffee – made with love and care – really are pretty special. You can drink in or take away.

For more explanation on the prizes and surprises, enjoy a good read below – P&V

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Pie&Hi-Fi is now OPEN!

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Pie&Vinyl are delighted to announce that another limb has grown from its ever evolving shop of music and food. We introduce to you PIE&HI-FI…Here for all of your high fidelity needs.

Whether you want a beautiful looking system to compliment your front room, or some solid high end separates that will make you think the artist you are listening to is there in front of your very eyes.

Offering reconditioned, pre loved indestructible quality turntables, amps and speakers – all sourced from various periods from the 50’s -90’s. We stock many famous branded items in different colours and the various styles and fashions of those eras.

We will soon be selling brand spanking new turntables, from the ‘Crosley’ and ‘Rega’ brand. Coming very soon.

We offer a three month warranty on all of our separates for peace of mind, and if you purchase a complete system (turntable, amp and speakers) we’ll also give you a £20 Pie&Vinyl gift voucher to get your record collection started.


We will also be offering a repair service, no job too big or too small. Pop in and see us for a chat.

We can also get that replacement stylus you thought was impossible to find…just bring in your cartridge specs, or turntable brand and model number and we will order a replacement for you.

We will also be stocking record brushes, anti static cleaning cloths, slip mats, record cleaning fluid and where possible, speaker wire and various phono leads.

Pop in and see us for a browse or if you have any queries or questions. We are located in the basement area of SHOP. Along Castle Road, three doors away from Pie&Vinyl. Feel free to pop in to the shop if you need any assistance also.

(Pies are not sold here as pastry may get in to the circuit boards. We just thought Pie&Hi-Fi sounded good)



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

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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 annum, 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!

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The Pie&Vinyl recommended and our favourite 11 albums of the year + The Pie&Vinyl Peoples Record of the Year 2015 Vote!

My word, is it that time again?

Another incredibly strong year, which has flowwwnnnn by…and judging by the sheer size of my record collection (compared to this time last year), I can only suggest that it’s been a bumper 2015.

So many great new artists, surprise returns, surprise demises and then surprise returns – music from far off lands…it’s had it all.

The main winner continues to be physical format music, with more people buying and enjoying vinyl than ever before (or at least since the early 90’s or something). While of course we continue to champion the shellac stuff, we also treat the modern vinyl almost as a new format, with various inclusions such as special edition colours, downloads and CD’s included almost as standard, thick heavyweight pressings, thick cardboard cover prints, lots of free gifts from actual jackets to posters to sew on patches to signed copies of albums, to locks of the artists hair. Maybe.

We thank everyone who has shopped with us this year, and we feel very lucky to have such an amazingly passionate customer base. Viva La Vinyl! Let’s do it again in 2016.

Anyway, on to our recommended lists. We don’t always go in for ‘the best record of the year’ as music is such a personal choice, it makes that impossible. So (yes, in true spinal tap style)…we have chosen 11 of our favourite records of the year. It sort of makes choosing a top 10 much easier.

To have some fun with this list, we will post all 11 on our Facebook page, and invite you to ‘like’ the album you think is the greatest of 2015! Look our for this next week beginning 14th December.

In early January, we will choose a winning name from all of you Pie&Vinyl posters that have voted/liked and the winner will receive a meal voucher and a copy of the winning record – AKA The people’s choice Pie&Vinyl record of the year! (or something as glamorous as that)

 So… In no particular order (yet) our top 11 is:


Chelsea Wolfe – Abyys
Viet Cong – S/T
Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Wand – Golem
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Colour
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Ought – Sun Coming Down
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl

Build your own Pie&Vinyl Christmas gift sets, and save money! Yo ho Ho….

Merry Christmas!

And what a wonderful set of sets we have on offer for this years 2015 Christmas celebrations.

From your nearest and dearest to someone you sit next to on the bus, we have a gift for that special person.

We have put together gift sets that replicate the experiences that Pie&Vinyl offer, whilst saving you money. The gift sets will come luxuriously wrapped and presented so you can guarantee them looking real pretty under your tree.

When in store,  Simply select the gift set you require – alert a member of the Pie&Vinyl team – watch them gift wrap your unique,  individual gift of choice – pay whilst saving money – go home, put the kettle on – put your feet up, job done.

These are available in store now!

More details below!

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Book Pie&Vinyl for your Christmas party, or turn up any time and celebrate Yuletide with our Christmas Set Menu…



It’s time to dig that Christmas jumper out of the cupboard, wear it proudly and then dance badly…It’s Christmas office party time! If you’d like to have your party with us, we are delighted to offer you the chance to book the whole venue. We can comfortably seat 30 people (Choose a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 7pm – 9pm only) for just £450 which includes the set menu deal for all of your group. Please enquire in store or [email protected] to make your booking.


The Pie&Vinyl Christmas Set Menu

Celebrate the Yuletide this festive period and  organise your own gathering with a 2 course Christmas meal and any drink for only £15 a head.

We have a new festive cordial on offer, so why not try our new festive Spiced Pear & Plum Cordial warm?

This special deal is available every day during the festive period.

Our festive offerings are below.

Merry Christmas! from Pie&Vinyl x


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Pie&Vinyl does Black Friday & The Universal 12 Days Of Christmas Campaign #Record Store Day part II – 2015

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We will again be participating in Black Friday Record Store Day this year, and again there are some exciting one off releases…available on a first come, first served basis –

These titles will be available on November 27th at 11am and will be available until all are sold out (that means they will be on the shelf the following days to come if you can’t make it in on Saturday)

Universal Records 12 Vinyl days of Christmas Promotion.

The great team at Universal are back again this year with highly limited and special titles released on a set day in the build up to Christmas. This will start on Black Friday the 27th November and run until 12th December.

If you would like to reserve a title, please email [email protected] and we will confirm your reservation when we receive the stock.

Check pricing and more information here: Universal 12 Days of Christmas Offerings

Below are details of the all the official UK releases for Black Friday 2015 and The Universal 12 Days of Christmas campaign- please note that the U.S.A will be offering different titles…and we may be stocking some of them. Check recordstoreday.co.uk for official releases.

If you would like to reserve a title, please email [email protected] and we will confirm your reservation when we receive the stock.


Black Friday – 2015

The UK releases for Black Friday this year!

The Arcs

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

The Arcs –

The Arcs vs The Inventors, Vol. 1
P&V Price £12.99

Brian Wilson

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson
P&V Price £32.99


Release Date: 27 Nov 2015


Another Music in a Different Kitchen
P&V Price £20.99

Jeff Buckley

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Jeff Buckley

Everyday People
P&V Price £7.99

Johnny Cash

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Johnny Cash

Man in Black Live in Denmark 1971
P&V Price £24.99


Release Date: 27 Nov 2015


Rock me Amadeus/ Vienna Calling
P&V Price £8.99

Gang of Four

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Gang of Four

Songs of the Free
P&V Price £20.99

Jay Electronica

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Jay Electronica

Exhibit A + C
P&V Price £15.99

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Barbed Wire Kisses
P&V Price £24.99

Neil Hefti

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Neil Hefti

Batman Theme/ The Batusi
P&V Price £8.99

Otis Redding

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Otis Redding

P&V Price £11.99

Phil Collins

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Phil Collins

In the Air Tonight
P&V Price £11.99

Stone Sour

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Stone Sour

Straight Outta Burbank
P&V Price £21.99

Various Artists

Release Date: 27 Nov 2015

Various Artists

Transformers, The Movie Soundtrack
P&V Price £44.99
Release Date: 27 Nov 2015
Tenacious D
P&V Price £22.99

The Universal 12 Days of Christmas – 2015

From Black Friday 27th November – 12th December!

Release Date Artist Title Info Format
27 November 2015 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 12” black vinyl release celebrating the 40th Anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody” includes the original artwork and track listing.Track List
“Bohemian Rhapsody”/”I’m In Love With My Car”
28 November 2015 Paul McCartney Say Say Say 2015 remix of the 1983 hit “Say Say Say” originally recorded with Michael Jackson for the album Pipes of Peace. Artwork features silver and black ink with a graphite finish, and the vinyl is transparent. B-side is an instrumental version of the song. This remix is exclusive to this limited edition piece.
Track List
“Say Say Say (2015 Remix)”/”Say Say Say (Instrumental)”
30 November 2015 Maccabees Marks To Prove It Signed copies on LP of their current album. Available on Black and a limited am,ount on Coloured Vinyl Signed Coloured LP
01 December 2015 Abyssinians Satta The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics. 10″
02 December 2015 Kooks Inside In/Inside Out (Live At Abbey Road) Recorded almost precisely 10 years to the release day, first the time ever the 2nd LP of the 2LP debut album Inside In Inside Out is available as a stand alone product LP
*now 18th* December 2015 Nine Inch Nails Halo I- IV Box Set The limited edition Halo I-IV vinyl box set contains the original 12” singles for “Down In It”, “Head Like A Hole” and “Sin” on 120-gram black vinyl and the 1989 version of Pretty Hate Machine on 180-gram black vinyl.
Track List :halo one Down In It (original release date 9/15/89): A1 “Down In It (Skin)” A2 “Down In It (Shred)” B1 “Down in In (Singe)” halo two Pretty Hate Machine (original release date 10/20/89): A1 “Head Like A Hole” A2 “Terrible Lie” A3 “Down In It” A4 “Sanctified” A5 “Something I Can Never Have” B1 “Kinda I Want To” B2 “Sin” B3 “That’s What I Get” B4 “The Only Time” B5 “Ringfinger” halo three Head Like A Hole (original release date 3/22/90): A1 “Head Like A Hole (Slate)” A2 “Terrible Lie (Sympathetic Mix)” A3 “Head Like A Hole (Clay)” B1 “Head Like A Hole (Copper)” B2 “You Know Who You Are” B3 “Head Like a Hole (Soil)” B4 “Terrible Lie (Empathetic Mix)”  halo four Sin (original release date 10/10/90): A1 “Sin” A2 “Sin” B1 “Get” B2 “Sin”
4 x 12″
04 December 2015 Status Quo Rollin’ Home/Lonely The Quo vinyl came out in 1986, original as a rare Q shaped vinyl and an even rarely uncut version. This version is a repressing of the uncut vinyl with a Q on it. 7″ Pic Disc
05 December 2015 Beck Dreams Dreams will be released on Transparent Blue, Standard Weight vinyl. – A-side single – B-Side Instrumental and Acapella .
4 colour sleeve / Embossed + spot gloss varnish
Polylined White inner
12″ Blue
07 December 2015 Gaz Combes Matador A hand signed copy by Gaz of the album on CD. Signed CD
08 December 2015 Various Artists Reservoir Dogs Exclusive release for 12 Days of Xmas before being released to all partners. 10 days till all accounts have it. Black vinyl edition. LP
11 December 2015 Megadeth The Threat Is Real Two tracks from the forthcoming Dystopia album We are hugely excited to bring you news of Megadeth’s brand new studio album DYSTOPIA on 22nd January 2016, this 12″  has the tracklisting
“The Threat is Real”/”Foreign Policy”
12 December 2015 Sonic Youth The Diamond Sea Taken from their 9th studio album Washing Machine released in 95. Diamond Sea is almost 20 mins long! 12″

The BLM Mud Pie – Pie&Vinyl Guitar Pedal available in store now!

Hands up if you’ve heard what a pie sounds like? If you listen carefully, really really carefully to the next pie you eat…you’ll hear that it makes a BIG DIRTY MUD PIE GARGANTUAN NOISE! Over drive galore.

That’s right friends, musical pastry for the ears. Now this guitar pedal isn’t edible, that will be the mark II – but it sure is similar.

With an amazing hand printed shell, and the filling, made by hand with love and tender care. Delicious!

We are honoured to have a guitar pedal, made in our honour!

BLM Mudpie is the product of a collaboration between three independent parties, Pie&Vinyl, BLM Audio Electronics and Birmingham based artist James Turner. The result is a limited batch of handmade, silk screen printed overdrive guitar pedals. Each pedal is numbered and sold with a numbered A5 print of the original artwork. There is currently only 12 in existence.

In Store now! and available to order on the website soon…

More info and pictures below!

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BLM Audio Electronics is a small business based in Bristol, specialising in bespoke handmade audio equipment.

Every product stamped with the ‘BLM’ logo is designed and built by the hand of founder Bob Leadbeater. Previous to BLM Audio Electronics Bob has been a fanatic musician for many years, playing in bands, writing and recording music as well as working freelance as a sound engineer.

BLM strives to be a name that stands for excellent quality, unique products, and most importantly  an endeavour to bring together art and technology.  Working hard to collaborate with up and coming artists to create new and interesting graphic designs as well as unique concepts.


It is a privilege to announce the release of BLM Audio Electronics first major collaboration, the ‘Mudpie’ Overdrive guitar pedal.

BLM Mudpie is the product of a collaboration between three independent parties, Pie&Vinyl, BLM Audio Electronics and Birmingham basedartist James Turner. The result is a limited batch of handmade, silk screen printed overdrive guitar pedals. Each pedal is numbered and sold with a numbered A5 print of the original artwork.

The pedals feature a unique U-fold design steel enclosure – designed by BLM and fabricated in Northamptonshire, a turret style circuit board designed and made by hand in the BLM workshop and original artwork hand drawn by artist James Turner. The illustrations were exposed onto a silkscreen by James and printed in Bristol by Bob. This wonderful project however could not have happened without the intervention of the amazing people behind Pie&Vinyl, a central hub for music collectors and musicians alike!

If you wish to support or find out more about this new tiny business, head to:

BLM Audio Electronics


James Turner (Artist)



The Autumn Pie&Vinyl Record Sale (and 10% off everything in Pie&Hifi) – Sale Starts this Friday 23rd October at 11am and finishes on Sunday 25th October at 5pm.

Flash record RECORD Sale, sale S_A_L_E….MEGA SALE!…at Pie&Vinyl this Friday, Saturday & Sunday only!



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What better way to usher in the Autumn time with some conkers and records.

This is easily going to be our biggest ever record sale, with many top artists and titles released this year…

HUNDREDS of records, all reduced by approximately up to and quite often over 50% – great! Gifts for Christmas? Or just missed some of the years best releases…We have CHEAP records going.

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

Pay us a visit this weekend, and come and grab some spring style bargains.

Sale starts Friday 23rd October at 11am and finishes on Sunday 25th October at 5pm.

Record Adventurers gain priority access at 10:o0am on Friday – just show your wristband:)

Enjoy the bargains!

Team P&V


CASSETTE STORE DAY 2015 at Pie&Vinyl…on Saturday October 17th

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”Clink, Clank, Clonk!” I just put my tape in to my tape player…Oh we love Cassettes.

Bring a pencil folks…Can I get a rewind?…Cassette store day is back!

We’ll be supporting this years event in store, and celebrating the timeless plastic format.

There is so much to love about Cassettes – they are cheap. They are colourful and collectable. Fun to play and usually contain a download code.

We also have an exclusive, the first ‘Portsea You Black Island – Volume 1′ – compilation tape, curated by Pie&Vinyl and our friends Champagne Justice. More details here

Creating a similar scenario to Record Store Day, we’d like to invite you to request what you would like.

Take a look at the below release list, and then send an e mail to [email protected], with your requests. Please also add to the starting line

‘Can I get a Rewind? – I’d love to have for Cassette Store day ….”

I will try my darn best to order that requested cassette tape in for you. My pleasure:)

We’ll also have an array of tape players for sale, so a great chance to dive back in to the world of tape and fill the gap in your heart that Woolworths has left…

The shop will be open from 11am – 9pm, so get there early for the pick of the best releases. They will remain on sale until they’ve been gobbled up.

Have a look here for more info: http://cassettestoreday.co.uk/

Releases below:

Artist Title Label
Alex G Beach Music Domino Records
Bleak House Music From The Middle Room Keshcology
Colin Potter REcent History’ Volumes 1 & 2 ICR
Emile’s Telegraphic Transmission Device All That May Happen I/O Records
Fisty Kendal Mind Control Third Kind Records
Fovea Hex Neither speak nor remain silent’ & ‘Here is where we used to sing’ Janet Records
GBS Music 2014 Lite: Wars Almost Art
Gengahr A Dream Outside Transgressive
Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie’ Rough Trade Records
Heroics Flutters Good Sirens
Island Cassettes Dungarees Indian Corn
Jargo This Frequency Of Light Is All I Know FoxBox Records
Kaiser Chiefs Education, Education, Education, and War Fiction Records
Location Baked Cambrofuturism White Fez
Midasuno When Bulls Play God (Previously Unreleased ‘Cascade Records’ Version) Kissability
Midasuno Songs In The Key Of Fuck (2015 Re-release) Kissability
NARCS Ivy Clue Records
Ngawang Lodup Gratitude 30iPS
Now Wakes The Sea Primary Colours FoxBox Records
Parallel Dimension Cartel Parallel Dimension Cartel Transmission Tower
Poodles/Lone Doe Unusual Beach Day/Dark Night Monuments Fox Food Records
Radio Soulwax Hardcore Or Die Hi-Lo Tunez
Robert Tomaro Slime City (Original 1988 Motion Picture Soundtrack) One Way Static/Strange Disc
See below. Two releases, see below. The Adult Teeth Recording Company
Serbey Gubka Lost Wars The Association for Depth Sound Recordings
Shura Three Years Polydor
Spector Moth Boys Fiction Records
Spoilers 3 Songs Vibe/Anti-Vibe
Spoilers Live at Geertruida Geertruida
Suren Unka El Chupacabra PRISON TAPES
The Maccabees Marks To Prove It Fiction Records
The Wonderland Philharmonic Shogun Assassin (Original 1980 Motion Picture Soundtrack) CINEWAX/LIGHT IN THE ATTIC & ONE WAY STATIC
Tracya The Abyss 51beats
Trowler All The Truman Girls Echolalia Records
Tutu and the Bodyrockets The Ballad of Bonnie Bigfish Antiprimus Records
Various Artists The Secret Seventh Alcopop! Records/Super Fan 99
Various Artists C’est La Vie – EP HoneyPeace Records
Various Artists Blak Rainbow Blak Hand Records
Various Artists On New Horizons Vol 2 ZyNg tapes
Various Artists NOW 666 Vol. 2 FUZZKILL RECORDS
Various Artists Fall All Will Be Well Records
Various Artists Friendly Enemies [The HLT Plan: 21st Step] Hi-Lo Tunez
Various Artists VLR Mixtape Vol. 1 Viva La Records!
Various Artists The Long Halloween Mixtape Third Kind Records
Various Artists Relay Vol.1 Sports Day
Various Artists Post__Nothing Sessions -Edinburgh Underground Music Volume II FoxBox Records
Various Artists Ghost Babes Compilation Vol.2 Ghost Babes Records
Various Artists Quiet, Constant Friends Wake the Deaf
Various Artists THE CLEFT KNUCKLE ASTRO’S HIT Sapien Records Ltd
Various Artists Herzog TV: A Dublin Lo-Fi Collection Little L Records
Zelienople / Opal Onyx ZelienOpal Tin Angel