Record Store Day 2018

Chris Horkan, Music Editor

Record Store Day brings together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture and the art of music – with Manchester’s Piccadilly Records and Eastern Bloc at the forefront of the day’s activities.

Exclusive vinyl releases this year include a previously-unheard demo of The Smiths’ The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, as well as limited editions from Elbow, Blossoms and Cabbage. Participating shops often host live music and in-store events to celebrate the day.

Local independent venues including CommonSoup Kitchen and Gorilla support Record Store Day too, with live music showcases throughout the day and night.

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