Newcastle's old punk society East Coast Low have released their debut album Open The Sky. It's the cover that hits you first: a magnificent photo of Newcastle Beach as the band's namesake rolls in. Open The Sky is punk, and it's blues and it's sludge, and it's years of playing in seedy bars around the country.Read More
2017 HAS BEEN A MASSIVE YEAR FOR PAPER THIN, SCORING IMPRESSIVE SUPPORT SLOTS, TAKING PART IN THE POISON CITY WEEKENDER, AND RELEASING THEIR SOPHOMORE EP LIVING WITH. BEING WITHOUT. GUITARIST WILLIAM HOULCROFT SHARED HIS REFLECTIONS ON THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS SINCE THE FORMATION OF THE BAND LAST YEAR.Read More
I first met the band Safe Hands not long after their debut album Montenegro was released. I quickly became a fan of the band, their passionate music and energetic performances.
When it comes to my band Paper Thin, I am a novice in the cult of Safe Hands; the rest of the band have been fans of years, and Aidan Roe even spent some time as a touring bassist.Read More
If you've ever visited The Edwards Shop there is a high chance you've spoken with Spencer Scott. Softly spoken and very polite, Spencer knows how to write a great song and how to sing it.
In celebration of our local song competition, Tip Jar, this month our collaboration event with Love+Rent is happening Sunday September 24th and it was only fitting to have Mr Scott on the bill.
The Edwards Shop has undergone a little bit of a makeover. We shut our doors for a week, and we’ve come back new and improved. Make sure you pop in and see what we’ve done with the place – we’re looking better than ever. Even though we were closed for a little bit, the local music hasn’t stopped at all!Read More
So much has been happening at The Edwards Shop this month, we’ve barely had a moment to rest. The racks are currently bursting with new releases; with everything from Client Liason to Mindsnare – there really is something for everyone.
However, it’s been a quiet month for local releases. We’ve seen artists like Suburban Haze, All In A Year, Rachel Maria Cox, and Voodoo Youth post updates from the studio, and we can’t wait to hear their fantastic new releases. If you’ve just put out something on CD, tape, or vinyl – we would love to stock it!
Meanwhile, we’ve been working with Chris Joannou to help curate The Good Oil – a new Thursday night dedicated to music lovers at The Edwards. We had our launch show on March 2nd, and since then we’ve been lucky to have acts like Yon Yonson, A.D.K.O.B. and The Treehouse Children grace the stage.
April is looking great for The Good Oil too, with acts like The Pink Tiles and Tall Trees coming through town – make sure you check them out.
And finally, it’s approaching: Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 22nd, and of course we will be celebrating. We can’t reveal all the details yet, but mark it in your calendars, because it’s set to be a fantastic day.
Record Store Day is celebrating its 10th year in 2017. What started as an idea of Baltimore has exploded to become a worldwide phenomenon, giving a much-needed boost to your local record store, and the vinyl industry as a whole.
In recent years, though, it feels like some of the core values of Record Store Day have been lost in the shuffle. Major labels have become more concerned with re-issuing old albums at extravagant prices, a problem that is only made worse by scalpers looking to sell them at a premium hours later.
The Edwards Shop will be celebrating all the things that make Record Store Day and independent record stores great: finding that one album you have been on the search for for months; falling in love with the band that Dunny told you to listen to; the feeling of dropping the needle onto a brand new record; poring over the liner notes while you listen. I could go on all day.
We’re celebrating community and music, and supporting local business. We love Record Store Day and so should you.