Album of the Month – June 2023

Rough Trade Records

June 6th, 2023

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Baxter is back in business. An unflinching narrative embracing the multi-faceted meaning of life whilst seamlessly blending hip hop, pop and punk influences.

Limited exclusive vinyl – available while stocks last.

Rough Trade Exclusive transparent blue vinyl. Alternate blue sleeve and includes a bonus CD.



A sleazy street poet with a penchant for storytelling, it’s safe to say musician and author Baxter Dury has a way with words and an openness which is key to his popularity. Heavily inspired by his bohemian upbringing and early introduction to the rock and roll lifestyle, Baxter is an artist who oozes emotional insight and master of real groove.


Baxter‘s sharp-edged pen comes to life over languorous hip-hop beats and his trademark perfect melodies. Waxing lyrical of life’s misadventures I Thought I Was Better Than You is autobiographical in nature, building on the blocks of Bxater’s literary work and the release of Chaise Longue in 2021. Whilst reflective of the past Baxter only strides forward with this release. Whilst Baxter continues to draw undoubted comparisons to his well-known musical heritage and birthright, this release still very much holds its own, a passionate creativity and rugged individualism.

“Really, it’s about being trapped in an awkward place between something you’re actually quite good at, and somebody else’s success.”

Baxter Dury


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