10 Minutes with… Wednesday

Rough Trade Records
August 12th, 2023

“…music is a whole other thing when you’re young. It can really be the reason you wake up in the morning or the thing that keeps you alive…” Interview...

In Profile: Julee Cruise

Rough Trade Records
August 12th, 2023

Julee Cruise’s 1989 album Floating Into the Night is a hauntingly beautiful, critically acclaimed work that showcases her unique vocal style and the atmospheric, dreamlike music of composer Angelo...

Rough Trade Essential: Hip Hop

Rough Trade Records
August 11th, 2023

“Biggie’s raps play out before your eyes in wide-screen. He embodies characters and relays stories with a flow that bounces over the beat like the great jazz musicians that...

What Happened on August 10th

Music History
August 10th, 2023

Did you know? On August 10th 1976, Elton John took the stage at Madison Square Garden for his first of ten sold-out nights at the New York City arena....

Cave Things

Rough Trade Records
August 7th, 2023

Launching in 2020 Cave Things is a collection of playful, mysterious and subversive things that are designed, drawn, written or recorded by Nick Cave. It’s a carefully curated range...

Label Focus: Speedy Wunderground

Rough Trade Records
August 6th, 2023

“We love what we do and that’s the only reason we do it. As for the future? I’d find it quite boring if I knew what was gonna happen....

A Rough Guide To: Valuing and Selling Your Vinyl Records

Rough Trade Records
August 4th, 2023

How to value and sell your vinyl records – a guide Parting with a particular record can be hard for vinyl lovers – especially if it’s dear to our...

Album of the Month – August 2023

Rough Trade Records
August 4th, 2023

Moshi Moshi Records A disco-rich reinvention soaring with sweet but smart 60’s pop sensibilities. Exclusive woo woo pink vinyl + bonus 7″ with two bonus tracks. BUY NOW Who...

Shoplifting with Low Cut Connie

Rough Trade Records
August 2nd, 2023

Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner chats Lou Reed and Iggy Pop in our newest session of Shoplifting. Singer, songwriter, and pianist Adam Weiner is not only the frontman...

A Rough Guide To: Sampling – How An Abstract Concept Evolved Modern Music

Rough Trade Records
July 28th, 2023

‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’ – Pablo Picasso Words by Will Bradbury In the 1940s, Pierre Schaeffer pioneered ‘musique concrète’, an innovative approach that involved splicing together tape...

What Happened on July 27th

Music History Pop Rock
July 27th, 2023

Did you know? On July 27th 1986, Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Eastern Europe when they played in Budapest, Hungary....

Rough Trade x Goldsmith Vintage 2.0

Rough Trade Records
July 25th, 2023

Collective passion meets individual taste. Rough Trade and Goldsmith Vintage collaborate for second, Limited Edition range, featuring artist Kate Prior. Following on from the success of the inaugural collaboration...