I may sound like a hipster, but buying new vinyl is great. However, getting free vinyl is even better.
The label that put out my bands new single, Too Pure, arranged for us to have a single release party in London over the weekend but, our only concern was that, being from the North of England, we had nowhere to stay. Luckily the fine people at the record company own a flat which they lend to bands when they need a place to crash.
When we walked though the door we were presented with a big room full of beds for us and our friends to sleep in, fantastic. As we looked around the we stumbled across a couple of boxes with our name on and assumed that they must be for us. You can only imagine the look on my face when I found out that the packages were full of vinyl for us to keep. I cannot thank these fine people enough for firstly, releasing our single, and secondly, improving my record collection ten-fold. Cheers guys.
Department of Eagles – In Ear Park
The Horrors – Skying
Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Pixies – Trompe Le Monde
Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life
SBTRKT – SBTRKT
The Strokes – Is This It
Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
(This actually happened)