Returning refreshed after the summer break, our next event will be Vet Sounds, or animal based music if you’d prefer.
Our central album will be Commune from Swedish fusion experimentalists Goat. Described as engimatic, psychadelic and astonishing, this album is also on “crazy splatter vinyl” and has been put forward by RC regular Andy. We’ll make sure we get a few pictures of that on the facebook page, for sure. We love a crazy splatter vinyl record at Record Club.
That won’t be all, of course… Continue reading Vet Sounds – Saturday 26th September 2015
The next in our irregular city-based themed nights will be about Liverpool on Saturday 25th July.
Named by The Guinness Book of Records as the City of Pop and by a 2008 Arts Council survey as the UK’s most musical city, Liverpool has a rich, varied and massively influential musical history. While the Fab Four will obviously spring to mind when thinking about the city’s musical pedigree, the list of bands and artists that have contributed to Liverpool’s reputation stretches wider than the Mersey. Continue reading Merseybeat and the Sounds of Liverpool – 25th July 2015
This month we are delighted to join the fringe programme of the Shipley Street Arts Festival, celebrating the best in national and regional street performers and musicians. And a massive inflatable whale, apparently. They have a watery theme this year so we couldn’t resist doing the same ourselves. Continue reading H2Ohhh!! 27th June 2015
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…
Continue reading Desert Island Vinyl, 30th May 2015
**Updated with voting buttons 22 Feb**
As Ballboy once sang Space is brilliant! It’s so vast above our heads, such a place to marvel, to be inspired by – and so silent.
Space is also something we see around us every day back on terra firma. It’s what’s immediately around us. It what’s in our heads.
The possibilities of space are limitless.
We would like to try and have a Record Club that covers that breadth, that marvel – and unlike space, people feel they can just go to it….
Continue reading Space – 28th February, 2015, 8pm, at the Kirkgate Centre
Vinyl record sales are at their highest levels for more than a decade. Boosted by events such as Record Store Day, vinyl records are having somewhat of a resurgence.
So, to try get away from an image of a few “old” blokes sat in a darkened room reminiscing about the good old days (not that there’s anything wrong with that), we thought it might be a good opportunity to embrace the new, and celebrate the continued success of our much loved format.
Heck, it might even be fun to listen to some new vinyl without years worth of scratches.
So with the help of Record Club regular, Andy, we restricted this event to vinyl people have bought since the start of record club in September 2010.
To kick start things Andy chose Restless Idylls by Tropic of Cancer (2013). The vote for the other albums to be played on the night, resulted in us hearing the latest fromMogwai and Neko Case.
In “Record club plays something from this year” shocker, it was great to hear Mogwai (again). This is their 8th studio album, and the winnner of the poll for our New Vinyl event.
Restless Idylls – Tropic Of Cancer
“Restless Idylls is the debut album by Tropic of Cancer.
It consists of eight new recordings, written and performed by Camella Lobo in Los Angeles, with additional production from Karl O’Connor (Regis) in New York and London. It marks ToC’s return to Blackest Ever Black two years after the three-track EP The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, the label’s third release and one if its most cherished. “
How one man manged to vote 18 times to get this record on our New Vinyl playlist I’ll never know, but I’m very glad he did.