The Record Club returns October 21 for an all-new 12 month run. A collaboration between Record Store Day UK, Official Charts and National Album Day, the bi-monthly livestream is hosted by BBC Music’s Jess Iszatt on Facebook Live, every other Wednesday at 6.30pm.
The newly relaunched series kicks off with synth-pop outfit Future Islands, discussing their brand new album As Long As You Are.
This collaborative project from brands at the heart of the British music industry, is essentially a livestream book club for albums.
Music fans are encouraged the week before, to order the selected new release album from their favourite local record shop, listen to it in full, then tune into the broadcast armed with their questions for the artist and a chance to win a prize.
This collaborative project from the British music industry is essentially a livestream book club for albums…
It’s certainly a great way to discover new music. Originally launching with artist Rina Sawayama talking about her debut album Sawayama, The Record Club has already welcomed a schedule of celebrated acts and albums onto the show including Doves’ The Universal Want, Sleaford Mods’ Eton Alive, Declan McKenna’s Zeros plus Laura Marling (whose ‘Song For Our Daughter’ was later shortlisted for the Hyundai Mercury Prize), Phoebe Bridgers, All Time Low, Neck Deep and Groove Armada.
Sponsoring the programme for its new 12 episode run is Hi-Fi specialist Bowers & Wilkins. Episode 1 of the all-new series, featuring Future Islands, can be watched on The Record Club’s network of host Facebook social accounts: The Record Club, Record Store Day, Official Charts, National Album Day, as well as Future Island’s Facebook pages.