Yes, I'm an ambassador for Record Store Day (that's even official). Yes, I have a single out on Record Store Day. Yes, my label is releasing a long lost track of Dub Sex (recorded by the legendary Martin Hannett, available in participating outlets). Yes, I have a list of records that are out that day that I'd like for my own collection. But does this make me biased? Yes, of course it does but it doesn't mean I can't have my say. I've heard the grumbles about there being too many releases, even conspiracy theories about major labels clogging up the schedules of pressing plants so that small labels can't get their stock in time. But, for me, these are good problems to have.
When Jack Daniels celebrate a birthday, they know how to do it in style. Most people get a group of their mates, hit the local nightclubs and get plastered. This weekend, JD took birthday parties to a whole new level. Creating a musical heaven tucked away in 'The Devils Arse' up in Sheffield's Peak District, they turned a unusual tourist spot into a stunning live music backdrop.