• Record Store Day 2016

    In the early years of Record Store Day, depending on where you lived in Ireland your choice of independent record shops to visit may have been limited or even nonexistent. But despite the growth of downloads and streaming in the eight years since the day started, while some old shops have died away, many more have sprung up in their place, and many of those who had nowhere to go in 2008 are now spoiled for choice. As the number of limited edition releases grow and major labels further muscle in on the event it’s easy to grow cynical and…

  • Record Store Day, Belfast

    We spent Record Store Day at Sick Records and then made our way down to our own show in association with Head Records at The Bar With No Name featuring Skymas, Freedom 35s, Hot Cops and Documenta/Belfast Music Club DJs. Photos by Ryan Richards and Colm Laverty.