RSD17: Mellowtone lead the way with The Jacaranda this Record Store Day

Nick Ellis performing at The Jacaranda at last year's Record Store Day celebration
WITH four of Liverpool's most loved record stores taking part in the international celebration of Record Store Day a number of events are being held across the city on Saturday.

Fred Perry's Liverpool store will have limited edition tote bags and DJ sets from Jim Sharrock, Abi Harding and Sophie Hill from 12pm - 5pm.

Making their debut for RSD, 81 Renshaw will offer a selection of rare releases and live music from Lucy Styles and Dan Wilson.

The city's prized possession, Probe Records, will be stocking some of the exclusive releases but buyers must be quick as people regularly camp out to get their hands on the vinyl first.

Live music and full of RSD stock 3B records will be a sure hit with music lovers.

Back again for another year, The Jacaranda - making its mark on the scene for the past two years, the venue will offer an all-dayer with music from the likes of Sub Blue, Nick Ellis, Seafoam Green and Cal Ruddy.

Mellowtone Records will be heading up the RSD party at the Jac tomorrow after an incredible event last year.

With the launch of Seafoam Green's Topanga Mansion album on vinyl with an intimate performance from troubadour Nick Ellis.

Mellowtone's Dave McTague told The Music Manual: "Record Store Day for us is a celebration of what we do at Mellowtone all year round - sharing music.

"Whether that be live or recorded.

"Specifically, we're back at the Jacaranda, hosting the ground floor, with live sets from two Mellowtone Records artists, Nick Ellis and Seafoam Green.

"Seafoam Green are launching their debut on a double gate-fold vinyl on the day, and Nick's LP is out now, we'll have copies on the day, as well as few other treats.

"In terms of the industry, I guess RSD is a focus and spotlight."


Mellowtone will be hosting the ground floor from 2pm with live music starting at 2:30pm.

All releases from the Mellowtone label will be available to purchase on the day plus some rare treats from the archives.

Musician Nick Ellis added: "The event is all about creating awareness for now growing, but once disappearing, independent record business.

"Our record stores are a meeting point, a social hub where people can find like minded souls.

"They offer paths to new inspirations that could lead to a divine calling or a maybe even something so profound as falling in love.

"Support yours now!"

Dave O'Grady, aka Seafoam Green said: "If I needed another reason to release or buy an LP - I got one, it's Record Store Day."

Liverpool music website Getintothis will also have a stall with six lucky artists getting a chance to showcase their releases.

Other stores Dig Vinyl and Pop Boutique In the Basement will have their own RSD deals on limited edition vintage vinyl but buyers will have to be quick - stock is subject to demand.

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