The Vinyl Countdown – Record Store Day is resident in Brighton Brighton News

FOR the pop fan it was Taylor Swift, for the independent-minded Sam Fender, while for the hardy few it might have been a few long-forgotten Britpop dudes who also run Ocean Color Scene.

Yet whatever artist lured the record buyer to Resident in Kensington Gardens, Brighton, for Record Store Day 2022 on Saturday, come and line up – and in the hundreds.

“It was already completely crazy here today,” said Natasha Youngs, co-owner of Resident. I think we’ll probably have about a thousand people coming through the doors by the end of the day.

Although the store opened at 8 a.m., queues began to form from 6 p.m. on Friday evening.

Record Store Day is held annually on a Saturday in April and was first conceived in 2007 as a gathering of independent record store owners and employees across the United States to celebrate the culture surrounding the stores. independent discs.

It is now celebrated as a major cultural event across the world, with Taylor Swift its first global ambassador.

Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional merchandise are made exclusively for the day, while the festivities also include live performances, artist meet-and-greets, parades, DJ records and vinyl market stalls .

Highlights from this year include tracks as diverse as Live Seeds by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Praise You/Right Here Right Now Remixes by Fatboy Slim, Alright/The Kitchen by Sam Fender and Live On The River Boat by Simon Fowler and Oscar Harrison of Ocean Color Scene.

“The atmosphere has been amazing,” Natasha said. “This event is so important, not just to us, but to all record shops in Brighton and across the country.”

The Argus: Niamh Faherty bagged a copy of Rizzle Kicks' Stereo TypicalNiamh Faherty bagged a copy of Rizzle Kicks’ Stereo Typical

It was a view shared by local record collector Niamh Faherty of Shoreham, who managed to nab a copy of Rizzle Kicks’ Stereo Typical, another highlight.

“I’ve been collecting records for years, so it’s great to support an event like this,” Niamh said. “It’s good to see so many people showing up.”

For David Cargill, originally from Aberdeen but now living in Paris and visiting friends in Brighton, the double-sided joy of finally being able to buy records and support a worthwhile event was clearly palpable.

“It’s just awesome,” he said. “It’s so good to be in a record store and support Record Store Day.”

The Argus: David Cargill was hoping to buy a copy of Sam Fender's Alright/The KitchenDavid Cargill was hoping to buy a copy of Sam Fender’s Alright/The Kitchen

In addition to Resident, three other stores participated in this year’s Record Store Day across the city – Rarekind Records, Cult Hero and Bella Union.

“The past few years have been tough for everyone in the music industry,” Natasha added. “It makes what is happening today even more special.”

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