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The Twilight Sad Friday 25th January at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Tickets for collection at our shop on the evening of the in-store. Please bring your order number with you. Just after the release of their new album, James and Andy of The Twilight Sad play an intimate acoustic set in the shop. The Scottish legends are back with their fifth full length titled IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, that follows on from 2014's Nobody Wants To Leave. Big and emotive post-punk soaked alternative tunes, they were last here in the shop in 2015 and we are delighted for their return. If you're into the likes of The National, The Cure, Editors or Interpol, then you need to get into this band. From their unassuming origins as a group of school friends drawn together by a shared passion for music to the global touring force (supporting The Cure and Editors at arenas and stadiums), they have quietly become, The Twilight Sad’s ascent has been forged the old way with grit, graft and four exceptional studio albums. Now signed to Mogwai’s Rock Action Records, the bands fifth album does not disappoint and will certainly not disappoint fans of their previous works. In-store Grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME from us. CD | LP New In
The Specials / Signing Session Saturday 2nd February at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Celebrating and marking the release of the first new album from 2-tone legends, The Specials in 38 years, Terry, Lynval and Horace visit the shop to sign copies of Encore. The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, release “Encore”, their first new music for 38 years on February 1st. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory. The 10-song “Encore” was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding & Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town. 6pm start with all ages welcome. In-store Grade A. Anyone is welcome to come but priority will go to those who order Encore from us. Albums and tickets are for collection at our shop on the evening of the signing. Please bring your order number with you. CD | LP New In