Julia Jacklin on sophomore album Crushing and the records that give her power

Julia Jacklin Crushing

Since the release of her 2016 debut Don’t Let The Kids Win, Julia Jacklin has gone from strength to strength. Now signed to Transgressive (Marika Hackman, Foals), Julia’s latest release Crushing is an honest and relatable account of navigating life post-breakup. I caught up with Julia to find out what she was listening to when writing the …

Record Collector Magazine’s Hannah on inspiring female vinyl enthusiasts and her love for Patti Smith

Record Collector Magazine

Hannah Vettese is the sub-editor and a staff writer at Record Collector, the UK’s longest-running monthly music magazine. She is a lover of 60s girl groups, and female-fronted soul and pop records. We caught up to chat about her earliest musical discoveries, and how she’s helping Record Collector Magazine to grow its female readership. What …

‘London’s a hard audience at times, but they’re a loyal one’ – Rough Trade East’s Locks on the capital’s music scene

Locks Rough Trade East

In the final instalment of our Women of Rough Trade mini series, Locks from London’s Rough Trade East store tells us her tips for 2018, reveals what she loves most about the capital’s music scene, and explains how RT is welcoming more women into its stores… Tell us about your role at Rough Trade; what does your …

‘It’s great working with so many iconic and special record shops every day’ – 5 minutes with Record Store Day UK coordinator Megan Page

Megan Record Store Day UK

With the biggest day in any vinyl junkie’s calendar almost upon us, we took five minutes out of Record Store Day UK coordinator Megan Page’s busy day to chat how she landed the role, the exclusive releases on her wish list, and the stores she’ll be hitting on the day… When did you get into …

‘Bristol is a great place to be at the moment’ – We catch up with Rough Trade Bristol’s Marie

Marie Rough Trade Bristol

The reincarnation of Rise Records and latest addition to the Rough Trade family, RT Bristol opened its doors in December 2017. Contributing to our Women of Rough Trade series, Sales Assistant Marie talked to us about her desert island discs, dream in-stores, and gave a little insight into her eclectic music taste… Tell us about your role …

‘It’s pretty special to have my first album pressed to vinyl’ – we chat to Rhi ahead of her Record Store Day release

Rhi Record Store Day

Signed to independent hip-hop, soul and electronic label Tru Thoughts (Bonobo, Quantic), London-based singer-songwriter Rhi has been dubbed ‘one to watch’ by the likes of Lauren Laverne and Toddla T. Ahead of her Record Store Day release (a limited run of her debut album ‘Reverie’ on transparent purple vinyl – dreamy), we caught up with Rhi …

‘No day is the same, which is a lovely thing’ – Rough Trade Social Media & Content Manager Emily talks landing her dream job

Meet Emily, Social Media and Content Manager at Rough Trade’s head office in London, and the face behind the brand’s social presence. As part of our Women of Rough Trade mini-series, Emily explains how RT is encouraging a positive in-store experience for women, and reveals the female artists she can’t get enough of… Tell us …