Today Anthony Frost visited our shop. What started off as a conversation about Can and 6music resulted in a trade of pin badges and Graf seeming genuinely impressed and chuffed that stuff like this hadn’t happened on his day off as it usually does! Anthony Frost’s art work was used in The Fall’s artwork (extricate/Imperial Wax Solvent) and what’s more he studied at the Cardiff Collage of Art. Anthony Frost also did the painting featured on Gindrinker’s split 7″ with Joy of Sex that came out last year on I Blame the Parents label. Anyway – he was on his way to Pembroke so we couldn’t keep him long .. just long enough to send him ege bamyasi and The Joy Formidable’s album with the promise of a Gindrinker badge to follow in the post.
you can see art work here
Gruff played our opening day event
Pete Folwer designed a new shop t shirt
The Manics released an(other) astounding album
Bethan Elfyn held a Kids in Glass Houses session at the shop
Robert Plant dropped in prior to a gig at St David’s Hall (he was *lovely*)
Phill Jupitus spent a day as behind the counter – legend!
Dr M’s opened up in our old home
Christmas was a bastard (damn you forces of nature!) … customers were GREAT despite the weirdness!
Y Niwl captured hearts with surf guitar greatness
We featured Jonny’s album in a Q magazine recommends section
A nice lady called Amy took some great pictures of the shop
Big Little City invited us to curate a weekly stage at their exhibition for 15 weeks
The Cardiff Museum recorded our thoughts for their exhibitions
We linked up with Steve S for a night called Real Record Club