December 1st: In-store this Saturday at 4, ANTHRAX Splatter vinyl, ART PEPPER box set, EELS Essential, HARVEST MOON finally, new MARY CHAIN and a Christmas plug

Hi Everyone

Hope all is well.

Straight into this week so with releases for this friday the 1st Dec….the 1st of Dec i say…holy moly. So we have…


Little gentle reminder kind folks , we have POLLY BARRETT and her guitarist launching Polly’s new LP and CD “ sapling be…” with us this Saturday the 2nd of Dec at 4pm. If you cant make the instore and would like a signed copy of either the vinyl or the cd , please email us and we will sort…really hope to see a few of ye on Saturday…remember 4 bells!!

Here is another tune from the record

Next up we have releases for the 8th dec…


And the main ramble ( well its a list now ) is for the 15th Dec…( there are only a few newsletters left in the year really at this stage)

Just one thing i keep forgetting to mention is when we put the newsletter out over the past 5 or 6 weeks the site tends to crash from anywhere between 20 to 60 minutes…its a good thing and a bad thing, traffic is making it crash they tell me…thats a good thing i suppose…we do all this work and then when folks click on a link the site gives an error message…a lot will say furck that and not come back..thats a bad thing….we are trying to find a solution , i suppose go back to the newsletter an hour or two after would help us…i know folks cant wait to get at Adams video!

Speaking of videos, we will have the MICK FLANNERY instore one up soon…ah tis very good.

Right anyways here’s the list of justice for Friday the 15th Dec




The list is a bit shorter this week and even less next week … .and then on the 13th Dec we will plug early Jan stuff and then we have  2 or 3 weeks away from the newsletter.

The clear vinyl version of “ harvest moon” is coming before Christmas …it was delayed a number of times. There are hardly any new albums out on the 15th Dec…will be quite a lot in Jan. I felt it was a good year for music, some good albums came out , a very strong year for Irish releases I felt , which is great. We will organize our polls for albums of the year in early Jan….its hard for me to find the time for it until then.

Adam’s latest creation is here ( just want to clarify, Adam is staying , a few of ye picked me up wrong a few weeks ago) on the aul instagram:

You can just click on the link from here and it should bring you straight there…magic.
Just wait for an hour after the newsletter to do it….not magic.

Unabashed plug time …records , cds, laughs, hifi , vouchers ( in store or digital online ones), pisstakes,  record cleaning service and abuse all available from us …so dont miss out this Christmas!! 


Going to hand ye over to Shane as he has a couple of announcements for ye

Sound, Ray, thanks!
How’s it going everyone? Hope yere good!

As Ray said, tis calming down a bit now and not just wishful thinking from me!
But there’s still a few worth a mention for early next year.

The Jesus and Mary Chain have a brand new album coming out called ‘Glasgow Eyes’. There’ll be CD, clear red vinyl and deluxe clear 2 LP of it. Out in March.
Here’s a bit about it and a tune:

“Marking 40 years of The Jesus And Mary Chain, ‘Glasgow Eyes’ was recorded at Mogwai’s
Castle of Doom studio in Glasgow, where Jim and William continued the creative process
that resulted in their previous album, 2017’s ‘Damage and Joy’, becoming their highest
charting album in over twenty years. What emerged is a record that finds one of the UK’s
most influential groups embracing a productive second chapter, their maelstrom of melody,
feedback and controlled chaos now informed more audibly by their love for Suicide and
Kraftwerk and a fresh appreciation of the less disciplined attitudes found in jazz…”

British Sea Power are releasing a 15th Anniversary deluxe version of ‘Do You Like Rock Music?’ via Rough Trade. It’ll be on 2 CD or Orange vinyl+Picture Disc. That’s out February 9th.

And here’s a few others for next year:

Ray mentioned the album of the year list. I always like doing it. Haven’t decided on a top 5 but my top 3 are Susanne Sundfor – blómi, KNOWER – Knower Forever and King Gizzard – Petro Dragonic Apocalypse.
Others I have in mind are Grian Chatten’s album, Mick Flannery and Sufjan Stevens.
There are always ones you forget then as well and remember are brilliant half-way through next year.

Anyway, that’s all from me folks. Ar ais duitse, Ray.

Thanks Shane!


Last few bits for tonight so are Integral for the 22nd Dec:


Sin e really for this week folks

Thanks for listening as always

Ray, Shane and young Adam.