Black Slab Records

Black Slab Records and Clothes Redcar   Black Slab Records & Clothes established in the winter of 2016 is located on Milbank Terrace just back from the seafront in *sunny Redcar (*Northeast Coast term for grey and overcast) and is listed by the local Council as the sixth greatest ‘thing’ in Redcar. Neil and I […]

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Vinyl Eddie

Vinyl Eddie – York So we’re off to York, Steve and I are going to Pocklington Arts Centre to see The Delines. We decided to go early and visit a record shop (it would be rude not to) and it seems Vinyl Eddie is the place to go. Steve is driving so this blog may

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Sound it Out Records

Sound it Out Records   As the subject of a documentary in 2010 and the winner of Record Shop of the year in 2018 Sound it Out Records in Stockton-on-Tees has a global attraction with vinyl lovers from around the world making pilgrimages to this unassuming off the beaten track gem. The New York Times

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Middlesbrough Record Fair

Middlesbrough Record Fair   Now I have to confess at the outset of this piece that I have never been to a record fair much to the chagrin of Steve who very rarely misses one. I had no idea what to expect but was pleasantly surprised, held in the Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall this

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The Vinyl Odyssey Introduction

The Vinyl Odyssey Introduction With Neil and Steve The good people at Press On Vinyl and Fairsound have asked me to write a series of blogs in an effort to produce interesting articles to help increase traffic to the Fairsound platform. The idea of the blog is to visit independent record stores and write about

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Vinyl Coming Back in a Big Way

Is there a vinyl renaissance?   Vinyl market share has risen over the last few years as demand is growing but when cd’s and eventually digital downloads took over as the most popular ways to listen to music, vinyl sales plummeted, as did manufacturing, so with vinyl more in demand, can the manufacturers keep up?

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“Boro Is The Best Town In The World”: New Vinyl Pressing Plant Set To Open In Middlesbrough

Press on Vinyl is aiming to create 30 new jobs in the area and bring the love of vinyl back to Teesside.Press on Vinyl Productions is a new company that are due to open their vinyl pressing plant in mid-May at the new Tees-Advance Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP). In an exclusive interview with the company, Press

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