Video produced and directed by Simon Oxley & Michael Legge from Greatcoat Films
On April 20, London’s vinyl lovers are heading out in force to celebrate this year’s Record Store Day. Pulling out all the stops for the occasion, this Saturday sees the capital’s top independent record stores play host to some of the hottest music acts around. The Modfather himself, Paul Weller, is headlining a sterling series of free live music at Rough Trade East, with red-hot table turners 2manydjs, smooth viber Carl King and Southend-on-Sea boys The Horrors all pitching up to play elsewhere.
Soho’s Berwick Street will be closed to traffic for the day as it makes way for a festival-like frenzy of live music sets from the likes of Frank Turner, Matthew E White and Gabrielle Aplin, a vinyl fair and food stalls. The live acts aside, there will also be RSD talks, film screenings, one-off releases and discounts at many record shops across the city. Hell, even record-shaped cookies are set to make an appearance on the day (at Brill Records in Clerkenwell). This party’s not just for the grown-ups either, be sure to Bowie-fy your baby at Rough Trade East’s Ziggy Stardust face painting session. Liz Darke
For more details of events and to watch RSD artist videos, check out our guide to Record Store Day 2013.