Record Store Day plans at Swordfish
A lot of people have been asking about our plans for this year’s Record Store Day, so now that everything’s been confirmed, here they are!
First of all a bit of a disclaimer: Unfortunately due to the fact that we have moved so recently we have not been able to sign up for & order the exclusive releases for Record Store Day 2013, so please don’t form a que at 6am expecting to get the limited Pink Floyd 7″.
Despite all this, we still very much plan to get into the spirit of the day, and hope we can encourage you to come into Swordfish regardless! Starting from 2pm (so you don’t have to get up in the early hours), we’ll be having our very first in-store performances in our new premises with some local, independent artists to get in the swing of supporting local, independent record stores! We’ll also be refilling our funky fridge with some more beers & other refreshments for anyone that wants to join us!
A bit about the artists:
David cut his writing and performing teeth on the vibrant acoustic scene in his native Birmingham. Having gone on to collaborate with many fine musicians in various band line-ups, he consistently returns to the simple man-and-guitar format for its effectiveness in conveying the essence of his songs, borne out in a number of successful UK tours.” Find on Facebook & Twitter.
“Rich McMahon performs lively acoustic music with a Celtic flavour. He has gained a reputation as an excellent writer and interpreter of songs in a variety of genres (he can blend an Irish folk standard with a modern pop cover and make it seem effortless) and as a performer who actively engages with his audience.
Rich has performed hundreds of gigs, in coffee houses and concert halls, folk clubs and festivals, public houses and private events, to a variety of audiences all over the UK and beyond. His songs have gained extensive airplay in the UK, Ireland, Australia and USA, and he has performed live sessions at the BBC.” Find on Facebook & Twitter
“Oh Stockholm! are at an exciting point in their young life, in the midst of expanding their live setup to include bass guitar and experimenting with a variety of sounds in the studio. After a bit of a hiatus they’re finally ready to take the stage again. For their first gig of 2013, however, they’ll be returning to their roots and performing a stripped down set, perfectly suited to the cosy surroundings of the new Swordfish Records.
Last year’s ‘All This Will Go’ is the result of this gradual progression. The songs are a wistful exploration of quarter-life preoccupations: the pull between nostalgia for a lost youth and the fear of growing old; a vision of the future alternatively hopeful and bleak; and the search for a place to rest within these tensions. Definitely one to look out for!” Find on Facebook.