UPDATE 18 Apr: Tom and Tim's performance at Rough Trade East on Saturday is now due to begin at around 6pm (an hour earlier than previously announced). Entry is free and first come, first served.
You can also click here to read a really nice interview Tim has done with MTV about Record Store Day and Strangeland.
When I think of a record shop I think of rummaging through bins of second-hand vinyl, ending up with an arm-load of stuff I'd always meant to get round to listening to but always forgot to buy. Then I realise that I'm loving the CD that's playing on the shop's hi-fi and I can go and ask the guys behind the desk what it is, learn about a new band perhaps, maybe even make a friend! For me David's Music in Letchworth is the indie shop I've spent the most time in, and I've been massively inspired by music I've heard and bought in there; before that it was Mrs Yarrington's in Battle, and more recently the tiny but excellent Union Music in Lewes.
But I've also loved places that are now gone, driven out of business by huge chain stores, supermarkets and of course the internet. If we value real record shops then we need to support them and cherish the things that make them great. In support of Record Store Day 2012 (Sat, April 21st), Tom and I are going to drop in to Rough Trade East in London that evening to play a few stripped-back songs. There are other great bands playing that day, including the wonderful Johnny Flynn, and the same sort of thing will be happening in record shops up and down the country. So please come and join us to celebrate and support independent music shops - it's going to be fun!
Tom and Tim are due to perform at around 6pm - entry is free and first come, first served.
For more information on Record Store Day, head to www.recordstoreday.com
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Mr. Timothy Rice-Oxley, Hi! I'm in sixth grade, and I'm writing a paper on you for my general music assignment, where you have to write about a composer who you think greatly affects the musical industry. You are so amazing. I can't wait to have my whole class learn about you, because not one person except for me had any idea of who you are. Is there anything important I should put in my essay? Thank You!
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That is so awesome and I guess you had it much fun then, Tim and Tom. It must have been awesome. Unfortunately I wasn't there in London. I know it was weeks ago but it must've been fun, really awesome. Just keep up with your good work and have so fun on your tour around the world. Lots of love from Sweden Jossi ;)
Ah, I was there... and it was absolutely the best birthday present I've ever received - to see you guys. I couldn't imagine any better way to turn 20. I'm so happy, thank's to you! xox
Wouldn't give up my vinyl for anything! That's where it all started for me....and I still like something tangible in my hands to listen to...not such a fan of downloads....I, of course, will take YOUR music any way I can get it!!!! Thanks for offering it both ways! BTW, I pre-ordered the Deluxe Set of Strangeland...gotta have the whole shebang! ...Really looking forward to Chicago...but do wish you'd come to Michigan, also.....Cheers, boys!...Sherry W., Michigan, USA.
YOU ARE A MAN OF SIMPLE PLEASURES, TIM. ♥
awesome! but im not in london :c i love the record stores too :D but , there are not a lot anymore . well i would see the interview of tom with mtv (: good luck and i hope that you enjoy the play (: love you guys ♥
♥♥♥TOM♥♥♥ TIM♥♥♥ I ENJOYED SEE YOU LAST NIGHT TELEVISA DEPORTES!!!!!!!!!! WAS AWESOME
Everytime I watch you play piano Tim I truly believe you are amazing.xxxx
My friend is playing for record store day here in Chicago, I plan on seeing her :) Wish I could see you in London too!
@Minerva777: For a complete list of participating stores I'd recommend you take a look at Record Store Day's site => http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home
Any chance you let us have a list of the independent record shops taking part? I can't get to London but would like to support anything else that might be local to me.
We used to call in 'Cavern Records' in LLandudno every time we went there in the summer, but then suddenly it wasn't there any more. Great record shop probably forced out by the big shops, used to spend hours in there.
I love going to record stores too :) If you all come back to Chicago on a US tour this summer (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE), there are a bunch in the city to check out! My recommendation: Reckless Records
Congrats on the new album lads - and also congrats to Tom on getting married. Hope you and Nat are very happy together x
I would love to bump into Keane at the record store. I just bought an Erasure CD at my local record store the other day! The guy behind the counter loves Keane too. Lucky me!
Moltes gràcies Tim per la informació tant interessant. Rough Trade, no ho sabia, és un segell discogràfic. Ha donat soport a bandes com The Fall, The Smiths, etc. És una discogràfica consolidada londinenca. El 21 de abril serà un dia per anar-hi com diu el Tim. Promoure el Indie Music. S'agraeix molt la dedicació de Tim als fans. Barcelona. Lluïsa. Un petonàs.
Great!!! I miss you guys.. come to argentina soon
@NET: Thanks for noticing, will be taken care of asap. ;)
SALUT TIM°°°°je suis d'accord avec toi le progrès c'est genial!!mais tous ses grands megastore sont tellement impersonnel ils sont juste la pour faire du chiffre (rentabilite) quoi de plus sympa qu'une de ces petite boutique ou tu trouves tout et nimporte°° quoi du tube de l'année°° au succès du passé !! lorsque tu rentre dans un de ces lieu tu te laisses envahir par l'emotion de la musique quelques notes et aussitot tu te sens transporter °°°°un peu de chaleur humaine et pouvoir partager sa passion de la musique c'est quand meme tres AGREABLE °°° gros bisous
I love intimate things like this!! Just Tim and Tom will be fun---wish I could go!
thx Tim. Keane forever.xxx
There's an error in the Live section. The gig is listed as 23rd March x
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Thank you Tim! I will definitely be there!!! x
真是幸运 求来回机票！求看现场 好吧 我没话说了！
@1foxylady, I totally agree with you, I love to listen to my vinyl records. Hugs, Regina.
It's so nice to read Tim's words regarding to the record shops, vinyl, cds and his own life experience with music and people. Mr. Km.com, can we listen to the show live? Beijos, Regina.
Ohhh i wish i'd live in London ... =S Have a good time all who can enjoy this show ♥ ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ ♫ ♥ ♪
I love what you do for music in every single way. Thanks for being that way!!
AWWW I WISH TO BE FUN!!!!!! KISSES :) ♥ AND TIM YOU ARE AMAZING!!! :)
you guys are so sweet. wish i was there :)
por eso te amo tim!!!!!! :D te adoroooo
Oh my God that brings back memories I used to go to Rough Trade in Putney. That was a brilliant shop! I'm definitely going!
El contenido de este artículo me agrado mucho, demuestra el compromiso que tienen con la música, para mí la música es una de las cosas que me acompañan día a día, en momentos buenos y malos, es mas llevadera la vida con la compañía de la música y existen muchas personas, grupos como en todo, con mucha capacidad, pero no tienen el apoyo o lo tienen de empresas con poco reconocimiento, pero gracias a este tipo de empresas es posible que podamos escuchar a grupos tan buenos como ustedes. Valoro mucho esto gracias. Pily
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Hi Tim! This is for a very noble & sentimental cause which I fully support. I still pine for the heyday of vinyl myself. And am so glad that Strangeland is being released in vinyl format. I hope that the single releases will be too, with a box set to collect please! Record shops don't have to fade away & die with the advent of downloading music. Surely there is enough people who still like to have something tangible in their hands that they have spent their hard-earned cash on (with Dr/Cr card ;P) whether it be vinyl or cd. Or maybe I'm just an old fart.. Hope to be there! Ange xxxx
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For me it used to be our price in Hastings.
Tim, you're so sweet... Lucky UK friends and lucky Mrs Yarrington! :) Cheers for all those lovely little shops and cheers for internet too, it's our dearest store for music lovers all around the world. Lots of love from Argentina! ♥♥♥♥
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cool. looking forward to it... have fun!
Will we need wristbands?
I'll be there! :D