Sheffield Record Store Day Guide 2016

On April 16th record stores across the country prepare for their biggest annual influx of customers, all hoping to have a slice of one of the limited edition Record Store Day releases (the official RSD release list is a whopping 45 pages long!). Months of preparation go into just this one day, from ordering as much as possible from the exclusive list as well as booking bands, DJs, artists and securing food and drink refreshments for patient punters.

After the success of last year, we’ve put together a Sheffield Record Store Day Guide, featuring live music at The Washington presented by LP Record Store, music, food and street art at Spinning Discs, a collaboration between Walkley Beer Co. and Tonearm Vinyl plus a charity blind buy event at Bear Tree Records, and an exciting compilation from Too Pure Singles Club featuring locals The Crookes, Seize The Chair and Best Friends.

Follow @RSDUK and use the hashtag #RecordStoreDay to follow the day’s festivities.

LP Record Store

LP Record Store, 137a Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU

LP Record StoreOpen from 9am, LP Record Store will be blasting tunes early doors whilst offering an extensive collection of exciting records for you to browse, covering almost every genre going. Then, after closing at around 6pm, follow them down to The Washington for their live music showcase. Starting at 8pm it’s absolutely free entry and will feature indie alt rockers Misnoma, Manchester psyschedelic funk band Dirty Flowers and cinedramatic synthpop from the likes of Promenade Cinéma. Headlining will be The Incredible Magpie Band, psych leaning rhythm ‘n’ blues rockers.

Spinning Discs

55 Chesterfield Rd, Sheffield S8 0RL

Spinning Discs SheffTo celebrate RSD Spinning Discs will be collaborating with neighbours, The Tramshed and The Bhaji Shop to bring you live music, local art and Thali inspired refreshments. Street art by Simon Kent Sculptor will complement live music from Tom Baxendale of Payroll Union fame, psych four piece Rehash, kong, an acoustic set from A M Charvet and music from Antique Doll.

(Approximate) set times are:
10.30 – A M Charvet
11.30 – The Cojones
12.30 – Tom Baxendale
13.30 – Antique Doll
14.30 – Rehash
15.30 – кoṇg (with visuals by BR33Z1)
16.30 – TBC

This is a free event but numbers may be limited due to’s intimate size – make sure you get down in plenty of time if you’re after a particular act!

On top of plenty of limited editions vinyls (keep up with the Spinning Discs Facebook page for details) they will also be stocking a limited edition Pete McKee Rega turntable and a few McKee tees.

Pete Mckee turntable Pete MckeeTonearm Vinyl

401 South Road, Sheffield S6 3TD

tonearm vinylBrowse new, re-issued and second hand records whilst supping a fine selection of Walkley Beer Co bottled and cask beers at Tonearm Vinyl in Walkley. In store DJ sets courtesy of Mads n da Bads; Vinyl Only, Fools will soundtrack the afternoon whilst special offers and giveaways from Sheffield indie label Tye Die Tapes will ensure you bag more than that coveted LP you’ve been after. With any purchase from Tonearm or Walkley Beer Co. you’ll be popped into the raffle!

Confirmed live artists and DJs are acoustic singer-songwriter Pete Green, melodic indie poppers Robberie, DJ Ron J. Superior playing rhythm & blues, soul, funk and disco plus DJ Bobby Colvil who will blend blues, ska, reggae, soul and funk in a strictly vinyl format.

Never visited Tonearm before? The 95 and 52 buses will both drop you a directly in front of the party.

Record Collector

233 Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BA

Boasting some of the biggest queues in the city every year, The Record Collector is well known for its vinyl loving customers camping outside from dawn (last year a couple of people arrived at 11pm the night before!). As usual they have ordered in plenty of cool limited releases from the RSD list to go alongside their already extensive collection. Follow them on Twitter @RCSheffield for live stock updates.

Bear Tree Records

Craft Workshop 5, Orchard Square (Upstairs), Sheffield, S1 2FB

Bear TreeNew kid on the block Bear Tree Records is tucked away in Orchard Square, and while it may be small inside it’s big on quality, stocking new releases as well as many second hand, re-issued and limited edition vinyls. Open at 8am on RSD, be sure to get down early to get your hands on one of the hundreds of limited exclusive releases they have ordered.

Bear Tree are also hosting a charity blind buy event, with signed records from Richard Hawley, Drenge, Róisín Murphy, Ghostpoet, Nat Johnson, Sievehead as well as vinyl bundles and more! Simply pay £15, pick a number and you’ll get the correlating item, which will be randomly allocated in the days leading up to Saturday (you will need to pay in cash for this). All proceeds will be split between St Luke’s – Sheffield’s Hospice and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

In the evening there will be a free after party at the Picture House Social from around 8pm with DJ sets from Drenge, Tom J Newell and Joe from Bear Tree.

Head to the website for more information –

The Bath Hotel

 66-68 Victoria St, Sheffield S3 7QLBeer_BathHotelHave a beer in The Bath whilst browsing collections from a pop-up Record Collector in the cosy snug area of the pub from 12pm. In the main bar vinyl DJ Tom J Newell will be spinning tunes and if you simply can’t wait until you get home to play your new purchases, donate a small amount to charity and you can sample them here! Live music will come from Amy LaVere and Will Sexton, Paul Miro and The Clench will be headlining.



pay no attentionThe fine folk at Too Pure Singles have announced a limited 12” release for Record Store Day, featuring a whole host of their most popular artists. The subscription record club mail out 7″ singles on a monthly basis for an annual fee, with each single limited to just 500 copies. As a special RSD treat though, they’ve put together compilation album Pay No Attention, a 12″ pink vinyl in celebration of their 100th release. Sheffield names like Best Friends, The Crookes and Seize The Chair feature alongside the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses, Hookworms and Menace Beach.

Track listing:

A1. I Punched A Lion In The Throat – Pulled Apart By Horses

A2. U Got The Look – Jeff The Brotherhood

A3. We Built Our Own Oppressors – Die! Die! Die!

A4. Rad Solar – DZ Deathrays

A5. Savage Dancer – Black Moth

A6. Destroy – Tigercub

A7. Om Mani Peme Hung – Dead Skeletons


B1. Radio Tokyo – Hookworms

B2. Moonstruck – The Lucid Dream

B3. Allergies – The Lovely Eggs

B4. Grow Up – Best Friends

B5. Tastes Like Medicine – Menace Beach

B6. I Just Want To Sleep – Seize The Chair

B7. A Collier’s Wife – The Crookes

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