Vinilo Record Store (Southampton) One Year On: Birthday gig and Top Ten Best Sellers

it was a whole year and a day ago that Louder Than War spoke to Ken and Virginia about Vinilo Record Store – the indie vinyl shop they were opening in Southampton 19 August 2017…. and here we are a year on and the shop is doing great business and has become a focal point for the young music scene in the city.  There is nothing but positive feedback from customers on the shops social media accounts and they have close ties with various venues, promoters and bands.  Over to Ken and Ginny:

It has been a great year, and to celebrate and say Thank you to all our loyal customers, we are putting on a free event at Heartbreakers with live music from 4pm on Sunday 19th August 2018, Artists playing are: The Rhythm Method,  Superdrone ,Defcon Lawless Mystic PeachThe Dead Freights, H.O.T.M.W,  PippinAtmark ,   Pegasuses and  Djuno.

Our plans for the future?  The plan for year one was to become established as Southampton’s Independent record store!  Year two will see more events, exhibitions, in stores, collaborating with promoters for live shows.. more stock & staff!

RSD 2019 is something for everyone to look forward to after the huge success of RSD 2018.

We feel that in the past year we have really connected with Southampton and its music scene & made lots of new friends.  There is nothing like working in an environment that you love and are passionate about, the year has flown past and we are still as excited about this as we were on day one!

Bring on year 2, we can’t wait!   (Virginia & Ken)

Here is the top ten best sellers so far!… In no particular order:

Courtney Barnet and Kurt Vile / Lotta Sea Lice

Tyler the Creator / Flower Boy

Arctic Monkeys / Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

King Krule / The Ooz

 Daniel Avery / Song For Alpha

Beach House / Depression Cherry

Boy Azooga / 123 Kung Fu!

The Strokes / Is this it

LCD Soundsystem / American Dream

Pale Seas / Stargazing for beginners


Vinilo Record Store  Official Website Facebook   and the We Are One party event page


All words Ged Babey except where specified. 

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


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