Flashback Records Staff Blog

  • Second Hand Vinyl Buyer Required

    Posted on 2014/10/02 by Matthew

    We are looking to hire someone with experience of buying and selling second hand vinyl.

    Ideal candidates will have an extensive knowledge of vinyl across genres and be able to identify, value, grade and price it all. Previous record shop experience is essential. We use a database for cataloguing our stock so good computer skills are also required.

    Flashback is a great place to work. We have knowledgable and helpful staff and are looking for someone who will fit into our team seamlessly.

    If you think you fit the role then please email a CV and cover letter to office@flashback.co.uk or drop into either of our shops by Tuesday 7th October.


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  • Flashback Newsletter #1

    Posted on 2014/07/14 by Linda

    We've started a newsletter, please subscribe to it and check out our shop updates and so on! Here's the first one:





    Welcome to our new weekly mail out! We’ll be sending out shop updates, info on new releases, incoming second hand records...and so on!We’ve still got some Record Store Day releases left in stock, such as the Space Project, ESG, Husker Du, Soundgarden, Trembling Bells & Bonnie Prince Billy, Nina Simone, Oasis, the Chills….and plenty more, pop in to the shop (or order online!)We recently had a visit from Discogs, and they filmed us for a day. Watch the video here.We’re having a huge DVD sale at Essex Road road. Lots of 99p DVDs, or 8 for £5...bargain!!


    Upcoming Events

    Friday 11th of July:

    Gulp instore & Flashback Staff take over the Mucky Pup

    Friday 18th of July:

    Los Cripis instore

    Friday 25th of July:

    Omi Palone instore

    Friday 22nd of August:

    Dignan Porch instore

    All instores start at 7pm at Essex Road, free entry and free beer provided.

    Flashback Records at Strongroom Bar

    We have a monthly night at the Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch where our staff play vinyl from 8pm onwards!Next one: 24th of July‘Record Store Rotation’ on NTS

    Our monthly 2hr radio show where staff play records! Listen back here

    Next one: Tuesday 15th of July. 12 - 2pm.







    Dignan Porch - Observatory

    South London psyche-pop on Faux Disx. Keep an eye out for their instore here at Flashback in August!(LP, Faux Discx, UK 2014, Insert, Download Code.) - £17VIEW ITEM

    White Lung - Deep Fantasy

    Loud punk rock from Canada. On coke bottle clear vinyl - indies only!(LP, Domino, UK 2014, Inner, Poster, Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl, Limited.) - £22VIEW ITEM





    Cleaners From Venus - Number Thirteen

    Available for the first time on vinyl, and seeing it’s first wide release, Captured Tracks(LP - Captured Tracks, Reissue, Insert, Download Code, £18)VIEW ITEM

    Blondie - Blondie 4(0) Ever

    New Blondie album & Greatest Hits featuring new recordings of "Heart of Glass, One Way or Another" & "Call Me"(2xLP, Universal, UK 2014, Gatefold, Inserts, Poster, Download Code & CD, pink & blue Vinyl) - £27VIEW ITEM





    Batsumi - Moving Along

    Super South African spiritual afro beat. Orginals are worth hunderds...(LP, 2014 Reissue, Inner) - £18VIEW ITEM

    Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era

    Reissue of Deerhunter's 2008 album, for the first time with Weird Era pressed on vinyl outside of the US.2xLP (4AD; UK 2014 Reissue, Gatefold) - £P21VIEW ITEM







    Paul Rowland - Paradise/The ForceSuper rare UK boogie-funk!7" (Master Discs; MD 01, UK 1984)EX - £180

    VIEW ITEM

    the Marvelettes - Finders Keepers Loser Weepers/Do Like I DoTop Motown rarity!7" (Tamla Motown; TMG 1000, UK 1980, Demo, Company Sleeve) - VG+/EX - £60VIEW ITEM





    Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else

    Beautiful record!

    LP (Blue Note (West 63rd St); BLP 1595, US 1958, Mono, Deep Groove, VG+/VG+) - £350

    Geo Voumard Trio

    Rare 60s Euro Jazz

    LP (Evasion Records; EB100211, France 1960s)  - VG+/VG+) - £80

    VIEW ITEM





    Swans - Love of Life

    Be quick if you want to grab this record!

    LP (Young God; YGLP5, UK 1992)  VG+/VG - £40

    VIEW ITEM

    Trevor Hartley - Mama Say Son/Opression

    Crazy rare Deep Roots.

    12"(Jungle Beat; JB DC 808, UK 1980) VG - £80

    VIEW ITEM







    Moon Gangs - Moon Gangs

    Limited edition screen-printed debut EP of ambient movie-soundrack like instrumentals.

    12" (UK 2014, Handmade screen printed sleeve) - £9

    VIEW ITEM

    Christy Essien Igbokwe  - Taking My Time

    Lovely record! On yellow vinyl.

    LP (Soul Train; STR001, Nigeria 1986, Insert, Yellow Vinyl, VG+/EX) - £70

    VIEW ITEM


    Subscribe to our newsletter!





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  • Flashback Records Presents a Night of Excellent Music

    Posted on 2014/05/29 by Linda

    This Saturday we present a night at the Buffalo Bar of live music and Flashback DJs.

    The entry is free to anyone attending on the facebook event. Or free with a flyer, which you can pick up in our shops. Otherwise £4.00 on the door. The doors open at 7. Unfortunately Rebecca Jade had to cancel due to a family bereavement.

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    Check out the live acts below, we're very exited to present...:

    Sterling Roswell

    Rare solo gig by the Ex-Spacemen 3 and Darkside man - tape loops and machines are promised...

     

    Red Horses of the Snow

    Debut live outing from Flashback Records signings.

    David CW Briggs
    Solo live performance from the excellent former Hills Have Riffs and Cove Guitarist and Songwriter.

     

    Ace Of Wands

    The amazing Graham Murphy's Krautrock and Italian Movie Soundtrack inspired show.
    DJs Paul Cross (Flashback) & Nick Saloman (Bevis Frond) will be on the decks in between the bands.

    ....See you there!!


    This post was posted in Flashback Record Label, Shop gossip, Special Guests, Uncategorized

  • Blueprint Blue Instore

    Posted on 2014/05/15 by Linda

    blueprintblue_instore_WEBBlueprint Blue have just put out their debut EP, 'Undertoad' on Italian Beach Babes and will be playing in our Essex Road shop basement on THURSDAY 29th of May, at 7pm as usual, with the usual free bee!

    Have a listen to their new single:

     


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  • Moon Gangs Instore this Friday!!!!

    Posted on 2014/04/29 by Linda

    Moongangs_flashback_WEB(Poster and Moon Gangs EP artwork by Linda.)

    MOON GANGS (aka London producer Will Young) will play live in the basement of our Essex Road shop on FRIDAY 2nd MAY at approx 8pm. Free beer from 7pm.

    Moon Gangs releases an EP with Sexbeat London on Monday 5th May (we will have advance copies available on the night of the in-store).

    Clash Magazine says : "...this rising electronic artist has gradually, patiently built up a style which sits somewhere between the likes of Blanck Mass, The Haxan Cloak and, say, the 'Blade Runner' soundtrack."

    So if you're in to "dark, brooding electronic noise, dissolving into glistening, blinking retro-futuristic synths" with accompanying free alcohol....we will see you in the basement.

    FREE, as always. 'Attend' the thing on Facebook here!


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  • Record Store Day Leftovers

    Posted on 2014/04/22 by Linda

    We've got a whole load of stock left over at our shop from Record Store Day 2014, have a look on the list below:

    Flashback_RSD2014_leftovers

    Big thanks to everyone who came down on Saturday!!


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  • Record Store Day 2014

    Posted on 2014/04/18 by Linda

    Here is our complete list of everything we have got in for Record Store Day 2014. Everything will be available at both our shops tomorrow from 10am onwards.

    Flashback Records RSD 2014 List

    Don't forget, plenty events happening throughout the day at both shops:

    Matt Stevens will be entertaining the queue from 9am.
    After that there will be DJs, followed by two instores. Alexander Tucker and special guests, to be announced tomorrow.
    DJs
    1.00pm - Kavus Torabi of Cardiacs/Knifeworld (http://www.knifeworld.co.uk/)
    2.45pm - Teeth Of The Sea (http://teethofthesea.bandcamp.com/)
    4.30pm - John Doran of the Quietus magazine (http://thequietus.com/)
    ...and DJs in conjunction with Prog Magazine (http://www.progrockmag.com/)

    LIVE
    6.00pm - Alexander Tucker
    8.00pm - Secret Guests (TBA on the 18th)


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  • Lorelle Meets the Obsolete instore

    Posted on 2014/04/02 by Linda

     

    lorelleposter_webCome down to our next instore this Sunday! Lorelle Meets the Obsolete from Mexico will be in our basement this Sunday, 6th of April.


    This post was posted in Instore Gigs, Uncategorized

  • Exciting times at Flashback Records as Record Store Day 2014 is coming up!

    Posted on 2014/03/29 by Linda

    RECORD STORE DAY 2014

     

    We will obviously be stocking as many of the exclusive releases as possible at both our Crouch End and Essex Road branches, and have 2 live instores taking place on the day in our Essex Road store.

    The marvelous Alexander Tucker will take the stage  and so will some very special guests who will be announcing their appearance last minute…

    Throughout the day there will be various DJs entertaining your ears, so far Teeth of The Sea and Kavus Torabi (of Knifeworld) have been confirmed, more to be announced closer to the date.

    Once we know what exact releases we’ll be stocking on the most exciting day for record lovers ever, we shall publish a list online (18th April in the evening) so you know for sure you can get your hands on that special One Direction 7”... In the mean time you can have a look here for the full list of UK releases for April 19th.

     

    INSTORE NEWS

    In other news, we have another great instore coming up by Sonic Cathedral signees Lorelle Meets The Obsolete on Sunday the 6th of April. Expect krauty psych shoegaze vibes, it’s gonna get loud in the basement!

     

     

    NEW IN USED VINYL

    Last week we bought an amazing collection of US indie/hardcore from the late 80’s into the noughties. Think Fugazi, Shellac, Floor, Her Space Holiday, Minor Threat etc. These will all be put out during the week so keep an eye out on our “New In” section for second hand vinyl in Essex Road!

    Also, loads of mid price/cheap metal and 80s rock has come in. Get yer denim and leather on.

     

    NEW VINYL UPDATES

    The Beck LP “Morning Phase” which sold out soon after it’s released is currently being re-printed so we shall give you a heads up once it’s Beck in stock!

     

    And last but not least, we have a new sign outside!
    sign


    This post was posted in Crouch End, Essex Road, Instore Gigs, New Music, Old Music, Shop gossip, Special Guests, Uncategorized

  • Article In St John's News

    Posted on 2014/03/19 by Mark

    A nice article about Flashback:
    http://www.stjohnstreet.net/flashback-selling-vinyl-in-the-digital-age/


    This post was posted in Essex Road, Vinyl

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