Live music performances from local bands, an art exhibition and lots of vintage vinyl records to browse – what more could music-lovers want?
We’ve got decades of international and local music at our fingertips thanks to smartphones and music streaming software, but can you deny there’s a raw pleasure in dropping needle on vinyl? Or browsing racks of dusty records for that Portugal-only edition of Joy Division’s closer? Each year, Record Store Day is a celebration of these simple joys as well as independent record shop culture.
Whether you’re completely sceptical of physical record copies, or a seasoned crate digger, The Fred Perry Record Rally (isn’t it fun to say?) will get you acquainted with the vinyl and the record shop renaissance.
Come 15 April, the event will take over the Chye Seng Huat for a weekend garage party that’ll feature a slew of activities that’ll thrill music lovers. A vinyl marketplace will feature both new & pre-loved records from Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee, Hear Records, KittyWu Records, and The Analog Vault. Poptart’s KiDG, will also make an appearance to launch his #SLEEVEFACE exhibition – a photo collection of “hilarious, striking, and borderline provocative” record sleeve takes. It goes without saying, there’ll be lots of live music performances – look forward to sets by Ffion, These Brittle Bones, Candy Says & DREM (Matteblacc).
Ready for a spot of crate digging? We sure are.
Fred Perry Record Rally, Chye Seng Huat Hardware, 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563. 15 April, 4pm-12am.
And if you want your vinyl and you want it now, check out our guide to Singapore’s best record stores for vinyl and turntables.