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Frankie & The Heartstrings talk upcoming Pop Recs gigs and plans for the summer

Frankie & The Heartstrings talk upcoming Pop Recs gigs and plans for the summer

Pop Recs Ltd has been one of Sunderland’s most loved independent businesses since it opened back in the summer of 2013. A record store that also proves a great venue for live music, its stage has seen the likes of Edwyn Collins, The Futureheads, Maximo Park and Franz Ferdinand play to hundreds. Over the next […]

 sophieheward

Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets album preview: Hope Is Just A State Of Mind

Little Comets are a band who’ve never been afraid to discuss real, deep issues through their music. Their highly anticipated third album, Hope Is Just A State Of Mind, is due for release on February 16 and not only reinforces them as fierce and smart songwriters but as talented producers as well. Hope Is Just […]

 

Gulp to play Pop Recs after Sage show

Gulp to play Pop Recs after Sage show

After welcoming Gruff Ryhs earlier this month, Sunderland’s Pop Recs is hosting another live performance with a member of the Super Furry Animals. Gulp, comprised of SFA’s Guto Pryce, as well as Lindsey Leven and guitarist Gid Goundrey, have been purveying their own brand of fuzzed-up bass and dream-folk vocals since 2012. With a date […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014: THE WINNERS

Northern Lights Awards 2014: THE WINNERS

Well today is the day. The big one. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Prepare your very best drumrolls, because today we announce the winners of the inaugural Northern Lights Awards! Since we announced the award categories and nominations over two weeks ago we have been simply blown away by the levels of support […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Venue of the Year

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Venue of the Year

Despite what some people who have never lived north of Watford would have you believe, the North East is fit to burst with fantastic cultural goings-on, talent and events, and is also chock full of fantastic venues ran by amazing people that make up a crucial part of the region’s cultural fabric. And with this […]

 Josh Hollis

Younghusband To Play Pop Recs LTD

Younghusband To Play Pop Recs LTD

Pop Recs have announced yet another stellar booking, as Watford-based band Younghusband head down to play at the shop next Sunday. D: We’ve got announcement fever here at #PopRecsLtd. Sun May 11th we have @younghusband1 YES! https://t.co/DWGLq1ZThc pic.twitter.com/BdQNWKjlXj — Frankie Heartstrings (@FrankieStrings) May 1, 2014 With a style all their own and influences as varied […]

 

Summer Streets – Pop Recs Host Drop In For Sunderland's Newest Music Festival

Summer Streets – Pop Recs Host Drop In For Sunderland's Newest Music Festival

If you’re a musician in the North East, then you may have heard about Summer Streets – an afternoon celebrating community music and local musicians in Sunderland and South Tyneside. What you may not have heard though, is that they want you to get involved with it. Today (Wednesday 23) Sunderland’s Pop Recs LTD are […]

 Jake Trelease

The North East Record Store Day Round Up

The North East Record Store Day Round Up

Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland. 50 Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RF Pop Recs Ltd’s first RSD will not be one to miss, seeing a full bill of bands and DJs take to the stage while also stocking the top titles. Bands performing on the day include: Public Service Broadcasting, The Crookes, The Sons of Bido Lito, High […]

 Melissa Chappelhow

Franz Ferdinand Played Pop Recs And It Was Really, Really Good

Franz Ferdinand Played Pop Recs And It Was Really, Really Good

Franz Ferdinand are in the middle of playing the last handful of dates on their European tour, and before their show at the O2 Academy Newcastle, they swung by Pop Recs Ltd and played a 30 minute set of new material and classics. It was a bit of a surprise when we lined up outside […]

 Josh Hollis

News: Franz Ferdinand To Play Pop Recs

News: Franz Ferdinand To Play Pop Recs

Pop Recs LTD have announced what will be arguably their biggest gig to date, as Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand play the shop on Thursday March 27th. In what is undoubtedly a major coup for Pop Recs and the Sunderland music scene, Franz Ferdinand, most famous for their 2004 single Take Me Out, will take […]