The Record Club Returns

Posted on 19th October, 2020

The Record Club Returns

The lockdown livestream initiative ‘The Record Club’ from Official Charts, Record Store Day and National Album Day, has been revamped. It also returns with a new official partner for a 12-month series.

Back for a new 12-month series, The Record Club in association with Bowers & Wilkins, kicks off with synth-pop four-piece Future Islands, as guests, discussing their brand new album As Long As You Are.

Record Store Day UK, Official Charts and National Album Day came together to collaborate with brands at the heart of the British music industry. With a combined digital audience of over 3 million music fans, The Record Club live stream series was launched in May to support physical record shops and new releases through the challenge of lockdown. Designed as a book club for albums, the bi-monthly livestream is hosted by BBC Music’s Jess Iszatt on Facebook Live every other Wednesday at 6.30pm.

The Record Club in association with Bowers and Wilkins

Fans are encouraged to order the selected new-release album a week ahead from their favourite local record shop either in-store or for home delivery, listen to it in full, then tune into the broadcast armed with their questions for the artist and a chance to win a prize.

Initially launching with artist Rina Sawayama talking about her debut album Sawayama, The Record Club has already welcomed a busy schedule of celebrated acts and albums onto the show including a Number 1 album (DovesThe Universal Want) and a pair of midweek chart frontrunners (Sleaford ModsEton Alive, Declan McKenna’s Zeros) plus Laura Marling (whose Song For Our Daughter was later shortlisted for the Hyundai Mercury Prize).

The Record Club has now unveiled its new identity while welcoming aboard Bowers & Wilkins as an official partner to support its continuation across the next 12 months in not only championing the best new album releases of the year but importantly connecting music fans with their local record retailers as they get back on their feet following the pandemic.

The relaunch also sees a revamped brand identity created by east London creative agency, Midnight Movement.

Episode 1 of the all-new series, featuring Future Islands, will take place at 6.30 pm on October 21st across 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.

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Tags: bowers wilkins  record store day  national album day  official charts  rsd2020 

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