George Ezra @ The Civic, Trowbridge - SOLD OUT

**UPDATE 20th May - Tickets and bundles to our George Ezra event sold out in a matter of minutes this...
**UPDATE 20th May - Tickets and bundles to our George Ezra event sold out in a matter of minutes this morning. Thanks to everyone for their support on this one and commiserations to those who missed out- there were literally thousands of people trying for these.** As ever, please be wary of touts claiming to have tickets to events. Tickets are only available through us, so please do not be deceived by third parties. **   Massive news! George Ezra will...
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Reef @ The Oak - Wednesday 4th May

Hot off the press! Glastonbury rockers Reef will be playing a short set for us at The Royal Oak in...
Hot off the press! Glastonbury rockers Reef will be playing a short set for us at The Royal Oak in support of their new album 'Shoot Me Your Ace' on Wednesday 4th May. Doors open 7pm. 'Shoot Me Your Ace' is a blast of unadulterated rock'n'roll joy recalling the band's classic nineties breakthrough albums 'Replenish' and 'Glow', and was produced by former Duran Duran/Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor. The album is released on Friday 29th April on CD, LP and...
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Memorial Instore - Saturday 30th April

We're rounding off a busy April with a genuine instore as indie folk duo Memorial will be joining us for...
We're rounding off a busy April with a genuine instore as indie folk duo Memorial will be joining us for an acoustic set in the shop from 6pm on Saturday 30th. Forming from the song idea voice memos that bandmates Jack and Ollie pinged between Brighton and Manchester, Memorial have quickly gathered momentum, signing to the esteemed Communion label and supporting US alt-country queen Courtney Marie Andrews. Their eponymous debut album is produced by multiple-time SK guest Lucy Rose and...
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Record Store Day Live 2022 - Sunday 24th April @ The...

RSD LIVE IS BACK! After two pandemic-enforced fallow years, we're delighted to announce the return of our RSD Live event...
RSD LIVE IS BACK! After two pandemic-enforced fallow years, we're delighted to announce the return of our RSD Live event on Sunday 24th April. We'll be presenting an extended afternoon of great live music at The Royal Oak and we can reveal this year's bumper crop! Emily Barker - The Australian singer-songwriter is one of our most capped performers, with a string of acclaimed solo and collaborative projects to her name. Previously named Americana UK Artist of the Year, her...
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Bear's Den @ The Oak - Sunday 15th May

Bear's Den return to Sound Knowledge! The much loved folk-rock duo gave us a brilliant night in 2019 when they...
Bear's Den return to Sound Knowledge! The much loved folk-rock duo gave us a brilliant night in 2019 when they joined us for the release of the acclaimed 'So that you might hear me'. The band are back with new album 'Blue Hours' and we're delighted to welcome Davie and Kev back for an exclusive acoustic set at The Royal Oak on Sunday 15th May from 7pm. For a band renowned for the emotional resonance of their songwriting, 'Blue Hours'...
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Kae Tempest - The Line Is A Curve @ Marlborough Town...

We're thrilled to announce an evening with award-winning poet, author and recording artist Kae Tempest at Marlborough Town Hall on...
We're thrilled to announce an evening with award-winning poet, author and recording artist Kae Tempest at Marlborough Town Hall on Thursday 14th April. The Ted Hughes Award-winning writer and BRIT, Mercury and Ivor Novello nominee will be performing an exclusive spoken word set to promote the release of their brand new album 'The Line Is A Curve', which features appearances from Lianne La Havas and Fontaines D.C.'s Grian Chatten and follows the acclaimed, Rick Rubin-produced 'The Book Of Traps and...
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RSD 2022 List Announce

Get those highlighters at the ready, this year's official RSD list is here! We're celebrating the 15th anniversary of the...
Get those highlighters at the ready, this year's official RSD list is here! We're celebrating the 15th anniversary of the event with hundreds of limited edition titles in-store on 23rd April. You can peruse this year's offerings at your leisure over on the RSD UK website: www.recordstoreday.co.uk   Don't forget to let us know what you'll be hoping to pick up on the day. As per the rules we can't reserve anything, but it'll help us to get our ordering...
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The Mysterines @ Sound Knowledge - Saturday 12th Mar...

We're thrilled to announce that hotly tipped North West rockers THE MYSTERINES will be playing a short set at Marlborough Town...
We're thrilled to announce that hotly tipped North West rockers THE MYSTERINES will be playing a short set at Marlborough Town Hall from 7.45pm on Saturday 12th March to celebrate the release of their debut album 'Reeling'. Coalescing around Liverpool-born frontwoman Lia Metcalfe, who cites darkly compelling performers like PJ Harvey and Tom Waits among her chief influences, The Mysterines have been making waves despite a pandemic-hit schedule with a sold out tour concluding just before the lockdowns as well as...
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SK Staff End of Year Lists 2021

Time to reflect on a great year for music (albeit not a great year for pretty much everything else) with...
Time to reflect on a great year for music (albeit not a great year for pretty much everything else) with the traditional rambling lists of what's tickled our respective fancies throughout the last twelve months, in no particular order.  Rog Squid - Bright Green Field (Warp) My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket (ATO Records) Voka Gentle - WRITHING! (Leafy Outlook) The Limiñanas/Laurent Garnier - De Pelicula (Because Records) Endless Boogie - Admonitions (No Quarter) William The Conqueror - Maverick...
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Neville Staple - From The Specials & Beyond Live - S...

We're delighted to announce that we'll be playing host to 2-Tone royalty as former Specials Frontman, Dr. Neville Staple, joins...
We're delighted to announce that we'll be playing host to 2-Tone royalty as former Specials Frontman, Dr. Neville Staple, joins us for an exclusive live performance to promote the release of his brand new album 'From The Specials & Beyond'. Neville will be playing live at The Royal Oak on Tuesday 14th December, doors open 7pm. With a career that spans The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, The Original Rude Boy has been blending Jamaican music with English...
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POSTPONED - Vertaal Instore (plus J. Raise, Jr and S...

** UPDATE 16th November 2021 - Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed due to illness. We'll let you...
** UPDATE 16th November 2021 - Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed due to illness. We'll let you know the rescheduled date as soon as we have it (date shown is just a placeholder). ** Nu-jazz outfit Vertaal will be joining us for an exclusive performance in the shop itself on Friday 19th November to promote the release of their double-LP 'Paradigm Shifting'. Ajit Gill & Theo Howarth share a love of groove & improvisation, forming musical ideas traversing...
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Voka Gentle Instore - Friday 3rd December

We're delighted to welcome back the hugely inventive Voka Gentle to Sound Knowledge. They'll be playing a short  set to...
We're delighted to welcome back the hugely inventive Voka Gentle to Sound Knowledge. They'll be playing a short  set to promote the release of their second album 'WRITHING!'.The London based experimental trio joined us back in 2019 for a striking performance celebrating the release of their acclaimed debut 'Start Clanging Cymbals' which blended synths, samples and art-pop to thrilling effect.The intervening period has seen them grace festivals and video game soundtracks alike, as well as opening for The Flaming Lips...
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