On Saturday 22nd April at 8am, Pie & Vinyl will be opening their doors to the biggest celebration of independent record retailers of the year. For those dedicated enough to queue all night, there will be the exciting opportunity to purchase some specially released one-off pressing records. For the rest of us mere mortals, Castle Road will be closed for the day and packed with all manner of local street traders selling curious and high-quality food and drink.
At 12pm, mid-day, the live music will start. With a mixture of super massive acts and introductions to supreme new acts, all with links to the locality, there will definitely be something for everyone!
Headlining the event is Bristol’s finest post-punk polemics, IDLES, who have been promising to do great things for some time now, and with their debut album “Brutalism” they absolutely fulfil that promise and a furious promise at that.
Politically charged, refreshingly confrontational and infectiously volatile, IDLES are a band like no other. Bringing the unsettling reality of the world we live in into their frantic assault on the senses, they are a band that until now could only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment – but with “Brutalism” it surely feels like they have captured the intensity of that live sound.
Also featuring are highly promising Portsmouth band, Is Bliss, who have quickly gained attention opening for Wolf Alice, Telescopes, Nine Black Alps, Mark Gardener and Robin Guthrie and are set to become a very big deal indeed.
With all your favourite local traders and a surprise act still to be announced, the jam-packed schedule of Record Store Day celebrations is not to be missed.