Monday, October 14, 2013

Pop up Record Shop in New Cross Road

You go for years without a record shop in the area then two open within a month. Vinyl in Deptford is planning on sticking around, but there's also a temporary one opening in New Cross Road this weekend. This from Goldsmiths:

'A pop-up record shop in the heart of New Cross will open on Saturday (19 October) in association with NX Records, a collaborative independent label from Matthew Herbert’s Accidental record label, and Goldsmiths, University of London. Launched just six months ago as a platform for Goldsmiths students from the BMus in Popular Music, NX Records has already hosted live shows, produced an acclaimed introductory mix-tape and is now proud to announce the opening of the NX Records Pop Up Shop.

The first venture of its kind in New Cross, the shop will be open from Saturday 19 October until Saturday 23 November, and will offer a unique record-buying experience in a lively, friendly atmosphere. The most desirable new vinyl and CDs from a range of labels, limited edition releases from NX Records artists and friends unavailable elsewhere, and unique handcrafted releases and zines will also be on offer.

From mainstream to underground, the BMus in Popular Music at Goldsmiths embraces popular music in its many forms: rock, pop, folk, urban, jazz, experimental and commercial. It is also the programme that produced Mercury Prize 2011 nominee Katy B, and James Blake – also nominated for the Mercury Prize and a 2012 Ivor Novello award.

Honouring Goldsmiths' commitment to the local creative community and to a new generation of upcoming artists, the shop will also host talks, workshops and Q&A sessions from industry experts, and one-of-a-kind, intimate in-store performances from NX and other local artists including Holy Milk, Thefft, Buffalo Ink and Crewdson.

Simon Deacon, Director of Popular Music at Goldsmiths, commented: "NX Records exists to showcase the talents, and hopefully launch the careers, of up and coming artists who have begun their creative journey at Goldsmiths. The Pop Up Shop shop will be a creative hub for NX Records and will give New Cross residents a great opportunity to experience some of the amazing talent we have at Goldsmiths."

Goldsmiths recently announced it will be creating new recording studios at 286 New Cross Road for the use of its students from the Department of Music. Once completed, it is hoped the professional-level studios will be available for public hire'.

- For more information about the pop up shop visit

- For more information about NX Records visit

- In-Store events (doors 19:30):

Sat 19 Oct (Opening night) - Thefft (DJ set) + Holy Milk
Fri 25 Oct - Jacob Aria + James Marples
Fri 1 Nov - Tom Morley + King of Hearts
Fri 8 Nov - Femme + Lisa Busby (DJ set)
Thu 14 Nov - Lake Dysmal and Crewdson (workshop and gig)
Thu 21 Nov - Niomi Eve + Jamie Coe
Sat 23 Nov (Closing Party) - Buffalo Ink + Special Guest DJ

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