Held every third Saturday in April is Record Store Day (taking place on Saturday 16th April this year). Physical formats are very important to us, and with RSD approaching, we wanted to properly celebrate the all mighty vinyl record. So in the lead up, we decided to catch up with a few of our favourite bands to discuss their cherished memories with the medium, their opinion on RSD, and the RSD release that they’re most excited about. Today’s band in focus is Broken Hands.
SECRET MACHINES ‘NOW HERE IS NOWHERE’ (2004).
This album is a cornerstone to our debut album ‘Turbulence’, so many evenings all 5 of us drove around in our VW golf with this cranked up! I believe the price of this record jumped after the unfortunate death of Ben Curtis. So aside from it being an epic album, it’s sort of a collectors item now.
We are most looking forward to ALAN PARTRIDGE ‘KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU’.
We think the best thing about Record Store Day is that it is a yearly marker of the current growth in Vinyl sales in the UK, it was probably catalyst for this.
For more on Record Store Day, visit their website here.
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