Sheer Isolation – with Sam Robinson (Sound Knowledge) (11/07/21)

On this week’s Sheer Isolation we’re joined by Sam Robinson, who’s part of the team at Marlborough’s CD & vinyl shop, Sound Knowledge. As well as the retail side, Sound Knowledge is also known for putting on in-store gigs and has hosted the likes of Ed Sheeran and Everything Everything since the shop was founded in the ’90s.

We talk about the resurgence of vinyl sales, how the pandemic has pushed them into online selling, and how Record Store Day has quickly become their busiest time of the year. On the music menu, we play a track from William Doyle, previously known as East India Youth, who is another musician to play at Sound Knowledge. We also play a tune from Bristol indie group, Parkas, who are playing in Swindon this week.

In the news, we consider what our venues will look like after July 19th when legal social-distancing restrictions will be lifted.