Hi. It’s been a while! Hope that you are safe and well. Sorry we’ve been a bit quiet. Here’s our latest Record Club update…
A few people have asked us about our monthly events at The Triangle. So that everything is as safe and enjoyable as possible we are still working out the best time to restart these events. We’re really keen to get going again but want to do it properly. Please continue to watch this space and our social media channels for updates.
Meanwhile we do actually have some news! Our Saltaire Record & Retro Fair will be back on Saturday 16th October 2021 at The Caroline Club in Saltaire. This is the first one we’ve held since March 2020 and we have plans for several more in 2022!
Well, it’s been a few months since we were last able to meet up at The Triangle and it’s still not clear when we can do so again. While we have had to cancel our regular monthly events for now plus the final two of our 2020 Record Fairs we have tried to stay busy where and when we can. Here’s one or two things that have been going on…
The Lockdown Listens series on our social media channels continues, with RC regulars posting what they have been listening to these past few months. We’d love to hear your thoughts by commenting on the posts and if you want to share your own list then let us know.
Two Record Club regulars have been busy setting up and stocking online shops to sell their creations.
If you’ve ever seen our poster designs then you’ll have come across the work of Andy Mitchell (Custard4Gravy). His latest activity moves away from those digital creations into much more traditional, tactile and beautiful hand made lino cut prints, all ready for framing and available to purchase from his shop. You can also find Andy’s book of The Record Club poster archive available to buy too.
Meanwhile Anne-Marie White (Clocktower Studios) was so missing getting out and about to visit all her favourite record shops that she decided to draw them all instead. You can find prints of the shops, badge designs and her new BD18 themed Christmas cards among the items available at Anne-Marie’s website. And you may find some stocked in the record shops featured in the series.
The regular Record Club Radio Show on BCB Radio also continues uninterrupted on Tuesday nights at 9pm, presented every four weeks by Rob and Will from the Record Club’s top secret recording facilities. You can hear the latest show, part 1 of our 1990 special, by clicking the link below.
To listen to future shows (next one is 17th November) tune in to BCB on 106.6FM around Bradford, bcbradio.co.uk anywhere in the world, on various internet radio connected devices (probably your kettle) or visit our Mixcloud page where archive all the past 70+ shows for your ongoing listening pleasure. More details also on our Radio! page. And a special shout out to the ace folk at BCB for their amazing work keeping the station going this year.
And if that’s not enough radio for you, may we recommend The Tipping Point, also on BCB Radio and presented by RC stalwart Tony Painter.
The Host With the Most
Finally, we must mention our wonderful monthly event hosts The Triangle, who throughout the last few months have remained open to provide Shipley and the wider community the very finest choices in beer, cider, cheese… Pop in, say hello and treat yourself.
For now, stay safe, look after yourselves and each other and we’ll see you soon (ish).
We dedicate this month to the the art of sampling and being sampled. For years musicians have experimented with using tape and records to loop music as part of their own composition but it was the advent of disco, hip hop and electronic dance music which brought it into the mainstream. Despite criticism from some circles that it lacks the creativity of “real music” it is now such an established tool in the studio and for live performance that it is hard to deny the positive impact it has had on modern music.
This month we welcome Steve Goodall who has selected an hour’s worth of material to play for us. He’s keeping his selections tightly under wraps for the time being, so make sure you get there in good time to hear his set.
Desert Island Vinyl is the theme for our May event. On Saturday May 30th we need six willing volunteers to take to the deck for 30 minutes each, sharing the records they would take with them to a Desert Island. Sound familiar? Maybe a bit. Here’s how to get involved…
This month we’re going back to the 3 album format. Lyndon has chosen the records for the Crime & Punishment night on 25th October and an interesting bunch they prove to be. Far from the usual suspects, we’ll not be calling this lot in for questioning…