Vinyl Perspective: SO Recordings on Record Store Day 2016

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 record labels to discuss their cherished memories with the medium, and the RSD release that catches their eye the most. Today’s label in focus is SO Recordings.

Written by Alison Lamb, Product Manager at SO Recordings.

SO Recordings is a sub-label of the mighty Screen Music Group. Since launching in 2010, the label has gone from strength to strength. During 2015, SO Recordings A&R’ed and released debut albums from Broken Hands, Demob Happy and Only Rivals and also released the third studio album from Dinosaur Pile-Up. 2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for SO Recordings, with the release of the new album from Fenech-Soler and the announcement of new signing Deaf Havana who are set to hit the studio this Summer.

The record that resonates with you the most…

The release of Brand New’s Deja Entendu on vinyl was definitely a ‘finally’ moment when it was announced last year! It’s an album which still sounds as fresh today as it did when it was released back in 2003. Songs such as ‘The Quiet Things’ and ‘Sic Transit Gloria…Glory Fades’ will live forever. We are big fans of the band here at the label and Dinosaur Pile-Up have played a lot of shows with them here in the UK and in the US.

The Record Store Day release this year that you’re most excited about…

We’re very excited about the Doctor Who and The Daleks / Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. release which Silva Screen Records are releasing on amazing yellow vinyl this year. It looks incredible! It’s limited to 1500 and definitely going to be in demand!

Further suggested reading is this article from FACT on the good, the bad and the downright ugly from this year’s vinyl releases for RSD.

For more on SO Recordings, head to their website here.

For more on Record Store Day, visit their website here.

Charlotte Holroyd
Editor, Creator and Founder of Bitter Sweet Symphonies. A lover of music and cinema, who's constantly attending gigs and in search of a great experience.

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