March 21, 2015

March Playlist

Below is a playlist for you covering the vast majority of what we'll be covering this March. 

March 12, 2015

We're backing the Bad Guys

Out in a few days is Bad Guynaecology, the second album from Hackney's Bad Guys.

It was recorded in a snake pit, in a quarry, on top of a mountain, in the desert, at night, during a thunderstorm... it's fucking killer. We're backing it.

March 03, 2015

Drift x Ninja: Congo Natty & Moiré

Today we're psyched to announce the fist two artists to be in attendance at Drift on Record Store Day as part of our celebration with Ninja Tune.

Congo Natty is one man, a family, a movement. Mikail Tafari aka Rebel MC stands at the core, he's the lens that brings the whole into focus. His Jungle Revolution album from 2013 just sold and sold and sold at Drift, ranking as one of our top fifty albums of the year. Jungle re-booted of roots reggae for a new century.

Released on Actress' Werkdiscs label, Moirés Shelter was one of our 2014 albums of the year and patterns a unique fusion of leftfield House and Techno.

We're very proud and utterly stoked to have both with us on Saturday 18th April. Tickets are selling very fast and we still have a second announcement or artists to make!! Purchase tickets at Drift here or online here.

March 02, 2015

Blur poster competition

We teased this on twitter as 'something we're excited about...' we still are and if you're into Blur, we're pretty sure you'll be excited too. To celebrate the release of their forthcoming new album 'The Magic Whip' in April, we've had a root around in our vaults and found a piece of memorabilia very dear to us. Back in March of 1994 we got hold of a bus stop promo poster for the 'Boys & Girls' single release and tour. It's moved with us between shops, houses and offices over the last twenty years, but we've decided for it's twentieth birthday to give it away in a raffle to someone who orders the new album. It's pretty loved, but Blur are that kind of band right?

Available on 7" single, CD single and cassette... no download... I mean, Internet Explorer didn't even exist until the following August.

To enter, preorder 'The Magic Whip' here.

February 26, 2015

Record Club: Brain Rays

On Tuesday 31st March we welcome you to a special edition of Drift Record Club, it'll be a pre-release playback for the forthcoming Brain Rays album.

Brain Rays is the solo project of Benjamin Hudson (usually one half of noisy hip hop duo Baconhead, friend and neighbour of Drift) and is a soundtrack for low lights and late nights. Featuring the silken tones of Nigerian vocalist Theo Ogundipe, and Cape Khoboi's melted guitar, Brain Rays' debut album Music For Abandoned Beach Parties warps lo-fi house and funk to provide a warm and gentle hand back onto the dance floor when logic would have screamed at you to leave the party several hours ago.

Tuesday 31st March - 7pm. Free.

February 24, 2015

Broadcast Reissues

On Monday 9th March, The Warp label are making the Broadcast back catalogue available, all freshly pressed on vinyl, some for the first time in a decade. 

You can preorder them here (if you are interested in getting hold of copies we recommend doing so as they will likely all sell out on preorder and we could be waiting a while). For those of you placing an order, we'll secure you a special edition zine that has been produced. Very chill.

February 23, 2015

Drift Record Club Playback Party: Matthew E. White and Will Butler.

On Tuesday 2nd March, Record Club will be taking in two albums that we're really looking forward to and we know you're excited on too! Matthew E. White returns with his first new music since the hugely successful 'Big Inner', an album that topped a lot of 2012 'best of' lists. Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Come join us for both of those new albums and Beavertown Beer. Date!

Here is what it's going to sound like;

February 17, 2015

Drift x Ninja Tune

We're so psyched to announce that our 2015 Record Store Day Label In Residence will be Ninja Tune. Members of the Ninja roster and offices will be down in Devon with us celebrating being independent on the day (Saturday 18th April) and we've arranged a club night in the evening.

Tickets are on sale now online and in the Drift shop. We can't wait to tell you about the line up... seriously, you'll freak.

February 16, 2015

Sufjan Stevens: No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross

We're so hyped on this album, and we've only heard two tracks and some fills. "Fuck me, i'm falling apart"... quite. "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross” (below) is the lead single from Sufjan Stevens’ forthcoming Carrie & Lowell album. We're currently still preselling clear vinyl copies here, but we'll have to stop doing so soon. This is your warning.

February 12, 2015

Record Club: Beavertown Brewery

Starting with next week's Record Club, we're stoked to have taken stock of the amazing Beavertown Brewery. Whilst you take in new music, you can sup back on Gamma Ray American Pale Ale and Neck Oil session IPA.

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