Johnny Marr — “I’ve been going to Groucho’s Records since The Smiths days… I’m glad these places are still around”

Since The Smiths dissolved, Johnny Marr has travelled the world, bringing his guitar-superstar chops to a host of bands’ records and finding his voice as a solo songwriter. Call The Comet, though, was forged in his home city. Richard Purden meets Marr to talk about embracing rock music, record shopping with Morrissey and being influenced by HG Wells… The May Fair Hotel in London’s West … Continue reading Johnny Marr — “I’ve been going to Groucho’s Records since The Smiths days… I’m glad these places are still around”

Bob Dylan covered by ANOHNI for new 7″

Following up yesterday’s announcement of ANOHNI’s Secretly Canadian 7″, out 02 October, here she talks us through how and why she chose to cover Bob Dylan’s It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue for the A-side: “I recorded It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue with Kevin Barker one afternoon a few years ago. I listened to it recently and it reminded me of Now, a nausea … Continue reading Bob Dylan covered by ANOHNI for new 7″

ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

ANOHNI has today shared two new songs: versions of ‘It’s All over Now, Baby Blue’ by Bob Dylan and ‘Be My Husband’ by Nina Simone. The songs are available now, digitally, with a 7” following on 2nd October via Secretly Canadian. And she’s explained the background to this bewitching recording to Long Live Vinyl… “I saw Nina Simone perform at Carnegie Hall in 1991 while … Continue reading ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

How long is it until the next #RSD20 drop?

As announced earlier this year, Record Store Day as it has come to be known will not be celebrated in 2020. Instead there are three RSD ‘Drop Dates’ in which you can get hold of the RSD titles from local record shops: August 29, September 26 or October 24. You can find the 2020 releases and their new Drop Dates on the RSD website or you can download a copy … Continue reading How long is it until the next #RSD20 drop?

New RSD2020 turntable is… see-through!

Make sure you’re sitting down, because this brand new RSD2020 3″ turntable – announced today and out 08 August – is literally breathtaking. More pics over on our Twitter and Instagram. It’s a limited edition of 1000 units, which come packaged with two colored 3″ coloured vinyl singles. Post Malone’s Goodbyes on red and Saint-Tropez on green vinyl at participating indie record stores, with black vinyl … Continue reading New RSD2020 turntable is… see-through!

Flipping it over: Long Live Vinyl, Side Two

We’re today announcing that we will no longer be publishing Long Live Vinyl as a regular, monthly print magazine. However, the brand will continue to thrive online. The economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on magazine sales and advertising income mean it’s simply no longer commercially viable for us to produce physical copies of Long Live Vinyl every month… Continue reading Flipping it over: Long Live Vinyl, Side Two

Aoife Nessa Frances – Land Of No Junction

Aoife Nessa Frances – Land Of No Junction

In the words of Irish singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances, her debut album explores a “dark vast landscape” of “liminal space”, an imagined place where she would “sit with uncertainty and accept it”. In practical terms, that means an album of woozy psych-folk that initially seems curiously out of focus, almost as if taking a cue from the title, LP co-producer/musical collaborator Cian Nugent’s childhood mishearing … Continue reading Aoife Nessa Frances – Land Of No Junction

Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock on his Top Ten Vinyl

The erstwhile Sex Pistols bassist and Rich Kids frontman is currently on tour in support of his solo record, Good To Go. He shares 10 of his favourite albums with Dave Steinfeld… Faces – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse “It’s got Stay With Me on it and it opens with Miss Judy’s Farm, which is one of the best … Continue reading Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock on his Top Ten Vinyl

Tame Impala – “I wanted to buy lasers…”

The majestic new Tame Impala album The Slow Rush sees Kevin Parker absorbing sounds and production techniques from everything available to him. Despite becoming a festival headliner, he tells John Earls he still isn’t fully happy with what he’s achieved in the past decade… When Kevin Parker began planning the shows for Tame Impala’s new album, The Slow Rush, he looked into the cost of … Continue reading Tame Impala – “I wanted to buy lasers…”