Best Record Store Day 2015 events across Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Kirstyn Smith
- 27 March 2015
Releases from David Bowie, Miracle Strip and Biffy Clyro are among records on sale as part of Record Store Day
You can keep your MP3s and your iTunes and whatnot, it's been eight years now and thankfully, the UK is still not over Record Store Day. This year plenty of acts are getting in on the act and putting out special releases – there's David Bowie, with a re-release of 'Changes'; Mumford & Sons with a new single teasing songs from their latest album Wilder Mind; Foo Fighters' 10'' Songs from the Laundry Room; Manic Street Preachers with a beautiful vinyl copy of their Holy Bible album, plus Suede, Pulp, Grizzly Bear, Johnny Marr, Ocean Colour Scene and a whole wheen more letting the vinyl embrace take over.
Further to this are some pretty fine Scottish records out, including Biffy Clyro, who are releasing a limited edition double vinyl of their fourth album Puzzle. Only 3000 are printed, so it's up to you to do what you can to get your hands on it. (Begging and borrowing are fine; stealing is not).
Glasgow's getting into the spirit with Monorail Music's much-anticipated RSD event. This year, there's three times the aural pleasure: Rose McDowall is headlining (read our interview), plus Night School is releasing her 12'' single 'Don't Fear the Reaper' in honour of the day; Pennycress are also performing, plus there's a DJ set from Ela Orleans. It wouldn't be RSD without Love Music's fabled cakes, so, while nothing was confirmed at the time of going to print, we'd still wager a stop-off at the Dundas Street store will yield carbs as well as new releases and live acts aplenty. Scotch Bonnet Records, meanwhile, have a pop-up shop – the label's first ever real life, solid ground location – at The 78 in Glasgow, and will be treating your ears to reggae and dub sounds to dance to all day and into the night.
Over in Edinburgh, Coda are hosting a duo of contemporary folksy goodness: King Eider at 1.30pm playing from their self-titled EP, as well as Malinky at 2.30pm, playing from their album Far Better Days. They've got plenty of The White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan ripe for the picking – and they're laying on bacon butties for the first 75 customers. King Eider then need to book it down to Elvis Shakespeare who've got them on their line-up as well, besides going a bit punk with The Cathode Ray and psychobilly with Filth Spector; all have new releases available to buy on the day. For all your dance, electronic and specialist fancies, Underground Solu'shn are getting stuck in and touting Johnny Flynn's 'Detectorists' (original soundtrack from the TV show) which is available from Transgressive Records on 7''.
If you just can't get enough, head to Electric Circus for more acts with RSD releases and another pop-up record shop, or down to Stockbridge’s VoxBox where Miracle Strip, Supermoon, Garden of Elks, Delta Mainline, The Holy Ghosts, Randolph's Leap and Gerry Cinnamon will all be performing on the day. Something to please fans of any genre you can conjure up, and some you couldn't dream of.