Flashback Records Staff Blog

  • Our bestselling artists of 2011

    Posted on 2012/01/06 by Ossie

    2011 has been another record (no pun intended) year at Flashback. In April, Record Store Day helped us to our best week since we opened, some 14 years ago, and we almost matched it in the run up to Christmas. November and December takings were up almost 20% on the year before. Vinyl is dead?

    Our Top 40 selling artists of 2011 are mostly the established titans of 60s and 70s music, but with our expansion into selling new vinyl alongside second hand you can see some fresher faces creeping in. Continue reading

    This post was posted in Essex Road, Crouch End, Life In a Record Shop

  • Crouch End Instores Tonight - Nov 18th for "The End" Festival

    Posted on 2011/11/18 by Mark

    Live sets at Flashback Records in Crouch End - 144 Crouch Hill, N8 9DX. 7pm - Slow Show 7:45pm - A Rookery 8:30pm – Alex Highton

    See here for details: http://t.co/OVRCyyYz

    This post was posted in Uncategorized

  • Record Label Launch Party

    Posted on 2011/11/18 by Mark

    To celebrate the release of Territories by Red Horses Of The Snow, the first album on the new Flashback Record Label. Available on Ltd Edition CD, and Ltd Edition Gatefold Vinyl. Official release date is Dec 5th, but signed copies will be available at the Launch Party...

    Red Horses of the Snow - More Info Here: www.redhorsesofthesnow.com

    Tolerance Manoeuvre - More Info Here: http://www.reverbnation.com/josephstokes

    This post was posted in Uncategorized, Essex Road, Vinyl, CD, Instore Gigs, Flashback Record Label

  • Black Friday

    Posted on 2011/11/18 by Mark

    Friday 25th November is Black Friday. Loads of Limited edition Vinyl is released on that day. Come early to ensure you get what you're looking for. If it's anything like Record Store Day. we'll have queues down the street when we open. In fact we may open early...watch this space... http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

    This post was posted in Essex Road, Crouch End, Vinyl, Vinyl, Rare Records

  • Red Horses Of The Snow Review in Vice Magazine

    Posted on 2011/10/29 by Mark

    Vice Magazine Vol 9, Issue 10 - Music Reviews

    8/10 RED HORSES OF THE SNOW -Territories. Flashback Records. Released Dec 5th

    Somewhere deep inside you there is an unbroken 12-year-old who has been waiting all his life for this album that references the melancholy expansiveness of late Talk Talk, Ocean Rain by Echo & the Bunnymen and the classicist Shoegaze of Besnard lakes. He will love it as much as he loves walking through the snow in a long coat thinking about the girl he saw on the bus but didn't speak to. WARNING: If you cannot locate this inner innocent child/man, you will want to smash this fucking record with a cricket bat.


    This post was posted in Flashback Record Label

  • Flashback Record Label

    Posted on 2011/09/28 by Mark

    Flashback is launching a record label! The first release will be Territories by Red Horses of the Snow. For more details, including snippets of the new album, go to http://www.flashback.co.uk/label

    This post was posted in Flashback Record Label

  • New Bevis Frond Album

    Posted on 2011/09/28 by Mark

    On October 10th, The Bevis Frond releases the first album for seven years. Entitled, "The Leaving of London", it continues on from where Hit Squad left off in 2004. Packed full of memorable tunes, it showcases all of the great things about the Bevis Frond: a sharp turn of lyrics, some great guitar work, some folky moments, some guitar wig-outs - it's all there for the discerning Bevis Frond fan. What distinguishes this album most of all in my opinion, is that the production is top notch. Added to that, I think it is Nick's most complete album since maybe New River Head, showcasing all the things we love about the Bevis Frond. It's released on October 10th and you can get the Vinyl and CD from  our online store.

    This post was posted in Uncategorized

  • Crouch End Store's 5th Birthday!!

    Posted on 2011/06/21 by Kev

    Yes that's right Essex Road's younger little sister has turned FIVE YEARS OLD and to celebrate we invite you all for some good times on FRIDAY 24th JUNE from 7pm @ 144 Crouch Hill, London N4 8DX. WEIRD DREAMS play a special (yes very cosy) acoustic show instore. There will be drinks, good music and we will party like it's not 2006. After all this we will cross the street and keep the party going at the Harringay Arms. Come celebrate!!

    This post was posted in Crouch End, Instore Gigs and was tagged with Flashback Records Crouch End Fifth birthday

  • Special Guests

    Posted on 2011/06/17 by Ossie

    DJ Premier & Alchemist @ Flashback


    A big thanks to Chris P Cuts (The Funhouse/The Doctor's Orders) for bringing a couple of special guests down to the shop a couple of weeks ago. Continue reading

    This post was posted in Essex Road, Life In a Record Shop

  • Las Robertas

    Posted on 2011/06/07 by John

    These 4 young ladies from Costa Rica will be gracing our Essex Road store on the evening of Tuesday the 14th. So if you fancy a bit of lofi coolness with melody then make you way down here for 7pm. Should be a cracker.

    This post was posted in Instore Gigs

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