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Antique Moss Green Beanie

    Antique moss green beanie with multi coloured Piccadilly Records logo embroidered.

    Piccadilly Records

    Teal Tote Bag - Baby Pink Print

      Baby pink print of the Piccadilly Records logo on a teal tote bag.

      Piccadilly Records

      Multi Coloured Cable Knit Bobble Hat

        Super cosy cable knit bobble hat with 'Suprafleece' band inside to keep your ears extra warm.

        Features multicoloured Piccadilly Records embroidered logo.

        Piccadilly Records

        Recycled Roll Top Record Bag - Grey Marl Dusk

          Super stylish roll top record bag.

          Holds 10-15 records.

          Padded laptop compartment. padded back and base.

          Front zipped pocket.

          Padded adjustable shoulder straps and sturdy grab handle.

          Adjustable clasp closure.

          Made from 100% Recycled 300D Polyester

          Dimensions 40 x 38 x 14cm.

          Piccadilly Records

          Logo T-Shirt - Summer 22: Navy / Fruit Salad Mix

            New shirts for Spring / Summer 2022!

            Navy Gildan Softstyle t-shirts with a fresh new fruit salad colour mix print!

            Piccadilly Records

            2023 Mug

              The Piccadilly Records mugs are back for 2023 and I'm sure we probably say this every year, but these are the best ones yet! Perfect for sipping a brew while listening to your favourite records.

              As always these are limited, and once they're gone, they're gone!

              Various Artists

              Piccadilly Records Compilation 2023

                It’s not an easy feat nowadays to get a record pressed in time for the end of year when there’s so much good music coming out every week, but we’ve once again managed to collect a stylistically diverse, cohesively sequenced collection of our 2023 favourites onto vinyl for your cut-price record buying pleasure.

                Opening up the collection, and responsible for me asking an embarrassing amount of times ‘who is this?’ is the soaring “Kisses” from Slowdive’s new offering, and our well-deserved album of the year, ‘everything is alive’. I couldn’t imagine a better follower than “Failsafe” from Catatonic Sun’s self-titled album, as it takes the spine-tingling heft of the former and slides a little into more psychedelic territory.

                The Nabihah Iqbal album came out of leftfield for me, and once again the eponymous track here is my top cut on the album, providing the perfect segue into Beach Fossils’ “Don’t Fade Away”, which reinforces the lysergic drift we’ve established while adding a little more structure. Closing the side, both bar italia’s “Nurse” and John’s “Service Stationed” provide a move towards more dynamic, post-punk indebted minimalism, with bar italia’s thoughtful garage groove setting up perfectly for John’s undeniable blast of power.

                Jungle keep bringing the goods, and there couldn’t have been any other choice than the funkiest cut on ‘Volcano’, the brilliant “Candle Flame”. This funky banger sets the perfect opener to the B-side, with the melodically pristine “Good Lies” from Welsh duo Overmono bringing us to the dancefloor before shop favourite Matthew Hallsall leads us to the chillout room with his keyboardy jazz odyssey “Mountains, Trees And Seas”.

                There are few tracks that could close out a compilation more perfectly than JIM’s anxiolytic melody-rich “Phoenix”, J-Walk’s brilliant “Cool Bright Northern Morning” (from Aficionado’s essential retrospective compilation) or Jalen Ngonda’s swinging, soaring wonder “Come Around And Love Me”, and here you get them all in one stretch. You lucky people.


                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Good Ol' Picco Recs eh? Once again bringing you a lovely selection of some of our favourite tracks of the year, on vinyl, for a ruddy good price! What joy. Soak in that tracklist. Feel it.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A:
                Slowdive “Kisses”
                Catatonic Suns “Failsafe”
                Nabihah Iqbal “Dreamer”
                Beach Fossils “Don’t Fade Away”
                Bar Italia “Nurse!”
                John “Service Stationed”
                Side B:
                Jungle Featuring Erick The Architect “Candle Flame”
                Overmono “Good Lies”
                Matthew Halsall “Mountains, Trees And Seas”
                JIM “Phoenix”
                J-Walk “Cool Bright Northern Morning”
                Jalen Ngonda “Come Around And Love Me”

                Piccadilly Records

                Khaki Recycled Fisherman's Beanie

                  Recycled fisherman's beanie made from at least 50% recycled polyester. Recycled Polyester made from 100% rPET, equivalent to approx. 1.5 post-consumer bottles.
                  Ribbed knit with shallow engineered crown for maximum comfort.
                  Includes small embroidered Piccadilly Records logo on the turn up.

                  Slowdive

                  Everything Is Alive - Piccadilly Records AOTY Edition

                    THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2023.

                    Everything Is Alive, Slowdive’s 5th record, is exactly what the title suggests: an exploration into the shimmering nature of life and the universal touch points within it.

                    While there are parts of this record that could sit neatly next to the atmospheric quality of 1995’s Pygmalion; everything is alive also manages to break down the boundaries of what’s come before it. Spanning psychedelic soundscapes, pulsating 80’s electronic elements and John Cale inspired journeys, the album lands immediately as something made for 2023 and beyond.

                    For a genre that is often thought of as divisive, and often warrants introspection, here Slowdive show their craft as the masters of it by pushing it outwards, beyond the singular; the end result being a record which feels as emotional and cathartic as it is hopeful.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Liam says: When Slowdive returned in 2014, there was a real sense of jubilation and satisfaction that the shoegaze legends were finally getting their well deserved dues and plaudits. However in the years following their return, the world's landscape changed significantly. Not just on a global scale, but also on a personal level for members of the band. 'everything is alive' was born during a heavy period of grief, which can be felt on the closer “The Slab” - a visceral and overwhelming wall of sound that you just want to crawl into for solace and to escape the troubles of the world.
                    Despite these moments of sadness, there is real artistry in the way Slowdive manages to reflect on the human experience and how we navigate it throughout our lives. This in turn results in an absolute marvel of a record, with some of Slowdive's best work to date. Opener “Shanty” is an all-consuming shoegaze epic of colossal proportions, whilst the gorgeous “Prayer Remembered” is an atmospheric slice of ambient perfection that harks back to Slowdive's 1990 debut EP. The dreamy ”Alife” swirls amongst Rachel Goswell's ethereal vocals, which is then followed by the stripped back and vulnerable delivery of Neil Halstead on the exquisite and delicate “Andalucia Plays”. Then there's “Kisses”, the album's most 'pop' moment but also one of its best. Finally, we have the woozy headiness of “Skin In The Game” and the synth led and almost post-rock “Chained To A Cloud”, both of which just further emphasise the greatness of 'everything is alive'.
                    With 'everything is alive', Slowdive are well and truly full of life. Whilst their 2017 self-titled felt like a celebration of their legacy, the poignancy and beauty of 'everything is alive' feels like Slowdive never left and we hope they stay with us forever.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Shanty
                    2. Prayer Remembered
                    3. Alife
                    4. Andalucia Plays
                    5. Kisses
                    6. Skin In The Game
                    7. Chained To A Cloud
                    8.. The Slab

                    Piccadilly Records

                    End Of Year 2023 Sampler

                      This is a CD sampler which you get FREE when you buy any LP or CD from our Top 100 AlbumsTop 20 Compilations or Top 20 Reissues/Collections charts.

                      Featuring tracks from albums in our Top 100, Compilations, and Reissues/Collections charts this was compiled by ourselves and Mark McQuillan and produced in conjunction with the lovely folks at ROM distribution. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Canyons: Akasha (begin Remix)
                      Taken From The Album: Jason Boardman & Moonboots Presents 25 Years Of Aficionado
                      2. Hania Rani: Hello
                      Taken From The Album: Ghosts
                      3. KonX: …Basic Ground Without Voice - Mehmet Aslan Edit
                      Taken From The Album: Mehmet Aslan
                      Presents Senza Decoro: Liebe + Anarchia /
                      Switzerland 1980-1990
                      4. Das Koolies: Katal
                      Taken From The Album: DK.01
                      5. JOHN: Ridley Scott Walker
                      Taken From The Album: A Life Diagrammatic
                      6. Pale Blue Eyes: Spaces
                      Taken From The Album: This House
                      7. Hamish Hawk: Money
                      Taken From The Album: Angel Numbers
                      8. Ffa Coffi Pawb: Ffarout
                      Taken From The Album: Hei Vidal!
                      9. Echo Ladies: Overrated
                      (Robin Guthrie Version)
                      Taken From The Album: Waves Of Distortion (The Best Of Shoegaze 1990-2022)
                      10. JIM: Still River Flow (Edit)
                      Taken From The Album: Love Makes Magi
                      11. Anna B Savage: I Can Hear The Birds Now
                      Taken From The Album: In|FLUX
                      12. Teenage Fanclub: Foreign Land
                      Taken From The Album: Nothing Lasts Forever
                      13. Wild Nothing: Dial Tone
                      Taken From The Album: Hold
                      14. Mel Tourme: Sunshine Superman
                      Taken From The Album: Lounge Psychédélique (The Best Of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022)
                      15. The Haunted: 1-2-5
                      Taken From The Album: Wig Out! Freak Out! (Freakbeat & Mod Psychedelia Floorfillers 1964-1969)
                      16. Mad Professor, Deborah Glasgow: My Thing
                      Taken From The Album: Ariwa Sounds: The Early Sessions
                      17. Greg Foat & Gigi Mason: Dolphin
                      Taken From The Album: Dolphin
                      18. Grand Union: Morning Brings The Light
                      Taken From The Album: Paul Hillery Presents Folk, Funk & Trippy Troubadours Vol. 2
                      19. Matthew Halsall: Mountains, Trees And Seas
                      Taken From The Album: An Ever Changing View
                      20. Chip Wickham: Space Walk
                      Taken From The EP: Love & Life

                      Piccadilly Records

                      End Of Year Review 2023

                        Back in the day (the late 90s!), confronted from October onwards by a raft of Christmas-related albums from the major labels, and barely a squeak of a release from the independents, we decided to compile our own top 50 albums of the year, and promote that over the festive season instead. 

                        Now, well over two decades on, the Piccadilly Records Top 100 has become one of THE essential end of year charts to check out. Our End Of Year Review booklets have also become increasingly sought-after, and now comes packed with our Top 100 albums, Top 20 compilations, Top 20 reissues/collections, Genre charts, book chart, staff charts and reviews of our favourite albums all wrapped in lush perfect bound artwork by Piccadilly pal Mark Brown (www.markbrownstudio.co.uk). 
                        The perfect read for any music lover over Crimbo.

                        Piccadilly Records

                        Navy Cable Knit Bobble Hat

                          Super cosy cable knit bobble hat with 'Suprafleece' band inside to keep your ears extra warm.

                          Features multicoloured Piccadilly Records embroidered logo.

                          Piccadilly Records

                          Mustard Cable Knit Bobble Hat

                            Super cosy cable knit bobble hat with 'Suprafleece' band inside to keep your ears extra warm.

                            Features multicoloured Piccadilly Records embroidered logo.

                            Piccadilly Records

                            Mustard Recycled Fisherman's Beanie

                              Recycled fisherman's beanie made from at least 50% recycled polyester. Recycled Polyester made from 100% rPET, equivalent to approx. 1.5 post-consumer bottles.
                              Ribbed knit with shallow engineered crown for maximum comfort.
                              Includes small embroidered Piccadilly Records logo on the turn up.

                              Piccadilly Records

                              Recycled Roll Top Record Bag - Navy Dusk

                                Super stylish roll top record bag.

                                Holds 10-15 records.

                                Padded laptop compartment. padded back and base.

                                Front zipped pocket.

                                Padded adjustable shoulder straps and sturdy grab handle.

                                Adjustable clasp closure.

                                Made from 100% Recycled 300D Polyester

                                Dimensions 40 x 38 x 14cm.

                                Piccadilly Records

                                Adjustable Canvas Strap Tote - Black

                                  Canvas tote bag with internal valuables pocket. 

                                  Holds 10-15 records.

                                  Adjustable strap and twin handle design with press stud closure.

                                  Made from 100% Cotton Canvas

                                  Dimensions 30 x 40 x 60cm.

                                  Piccadilly Records

                                  Adjustable Canvas Strap Tote - Light Grey

                                    Canvas tote bag with internal valuables pocket. 

                                    Holds 10-15 records.

                                    Adjustable strap and twin handle design with press stud closure.

                                    Made from 100% Cotton Canvas

                                    Dimensions 30 x 40 x 60cm.

                                    Piccadilly Records

                                    Recycled Roll Top Record Bag - Mustard

                                      Super stylish roll top record bag.

                                      Holds 10-15 records.

                                      Padded laptop compartment. padded back and base.

                                      Front zipped pocket.

                                      Padded adjustable shoulder straps and sturdy grab handle.

                                      Adjustable clasp closure.

                                      Made from 100% Recycled 300D Polyester

                                      Dimensions 40 x 38 x 14cm.

                                      Piccadilly Records

                                      Burgundy Tote Bag - Orange Print

                                        Orange print of the Piccadilly Records logo on a burgundy tote bag.

                                        Piccadilly Records

                                        Logo T-Shirt - Summer 23: Neon Orange / Bright Blue

                                          New shirts for Spring / Summer 2023!

                                          We're willing the sun to shine with this neon orange Gildan Ultra t-shirts with a bright blue print!

                                          Piccadilly Records

                                          Logo T-Shirt - Summer 23: Sand / Bright Pink Print

                                            New shirts for Spring / Summer 2023!

                                            Another fresh new colour combo for the Summmer. This time we have bright pink on a sand coloured shirt. 

                                            Piccadilly Records

                                            Black Heavyweight Fair Trade Cotton Tote - Orange & Grey Print

                                              Heavyweight fair-trade cotton canvas bag with 12cm (4 1/2") gusset so it's plenty big enough and strong enough to hold a fair chunk of records and also doubles as a rather nice groceries bag.

                                              Various Artists

                                              Piccadilly Records Compilation 2022

                                                This year sees another superb selection of EOY favourites committed to vinyl for your budget priced listening pleasure. I remember TVAM playing at the launch of our end of year booklet way back in 2018, and thinking they were destined for great things, turns out that “great things” was kicking off our end of year compilation in 2022! (and writing one of the best albums we’ve heard all year too, obviously). From the distorted kosmische groove of “Piz Buin”, we segue into the similarly machinated throb of “Ploys” by Working Men’s Club before things take a more relaxed turn with the off-kilter jangle of shop favourite Cate Le Bon from February’s Pompeii.

                                                I have to admit I hadn’t listened to that much Kokoroko when we were selling all their 12’s last year, but Could We Be More was where it really clicked for me, and I’d consider the brilliant “We Give Thanks” as the finest cut from the whole album. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a track from Luke Unabomber’s top-spot compilation I wouldn’t be happy to see here, but to have King Errisson’s “Space Queen” and Pye Corner Audio’s “The Warmth Of The Sun” closing out the A-Side seems like the perfect shot / chaser.

                                                We’ve got post-rock leaning arty indie from caroline in the intoxicatingly climactic “Dark Blue” before the beautifully melodic “Stevie” from Warpaint’s Radiate Like This moves us into more airy downbeat territories. Next up we’re pulled into even more psychedelic realms by Gwenno’s Superb “An Stevel Nowydh” before the masters of modern psychedelia The Orielles present one of the more jagged but most alluring cuts on their brilliant Tableau. King Hannah’s “All Being Fine” grooves away perfectly before handing over to the unbeatable Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band to bring us home with “Gino And Rico”. What a collection!


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                SIDE A
                                                TVAM : Piz Buin
                                                Working Men’s Club : Ploys
                                                Cate Le Bon : Harbour
                                                Kokoroko : We Give Thanks
                                                King Errisson : Space Queen
                                                Pye Corner Audio : Warmth Of The Sun (Edit)

                                                SIDE B
                                                Caroline : Dark Blue
                                                Warpaint : Stevie
                                                Gwenno : An Stevel Nowydh
                                                The Orielles : Television
                                                King Hannah : All Being Fine
                                                Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band : Gino And Rico

                                                Piccadilly Records

                                                Stanley Chow - Exclusive A3 Art Print

                                                  When we first moved to the Northern Quarter, we asked our friend and budding graphic designer Stan to design some flyers and t-shirts for us. Needless to say, he promptly legged it over from his 'office' in Night & Day with some ideas, and they went down a storm.

                                                  We've both come a long way since those heady days of the late '90's and to celebrate 25 years of us being here in the NQ, he's come up with an exclusive t-shirt, tote bag and art print for us.

                                                  We're only doing limited runs of all of these, so don't snooze on them!

                                                  This print is A3 size.

                                                  ####Please note this will be shipped separately to other items in your order####

                                                  Piccadilly Records

                                                  Enamel Badge

                                                    Look at this beauty!

                                                    Limited edition 25mm x 25mm hard enamel badge with butterfly fastening.

                                                    Piccadilly Records

                                                    Black Heavyweight Fair Trade Cotton Tote - Gold Print

                                                      Heavyweight fair-trade cotton canvas bag with 12cm (4 1/2") gusset so it's plenty big enough and strong enough to hold a fair chunk of records and also doubles as a rather nice groceries bag.

                                                      Piccadilly Records

                                                      Black Tote Bag - Gold Print

                                                        Gold print of the Piccadilly Records logo on a black tote bag.

                                                        Piccadilly Records

                                                        Antique Mustard Beanie

                                                          Antique mustard beanie with multi coloured Piccadilly Records logo embroidered.

                                                          Piccadilly Records

                                                          Antique Burgundy Beanie

                                                            Antique burgundy beanie with multi coloured Piccadilly Records logo embroidered.

                                                            Piccadilly Records

                                                            Antique Grey Beanie

                                                              Antique grey beanie with multi coloured Piccadilly Records logo embroidered.

                                                              Gwen & Michael Riley Jones

                                                              The Piccadilly Records Book

                                                                Celebrating 25 years as Manchester’s leading independent record shop, this book asks ‘What makes Piccadilly Records so special?’

                                                                Whilst music is the heart of Piccadilly Records, the soul is most definitely the people.

                                                                Self-published by Piccadilly Records’ Michael and Gwen Riley Jones, this photo-book is a celebration of people, place and music.

                                                                Alongside current and ex-staff, the book features a host of Manchester musicians and DJs including Johnny Marr, Marc Riley, Tim Burgess and Duncan Wallis (of Dutch Uncles) and regular customers, all of whom have played an integral role in the history of the shop.

                                                                ‘This book is a testament to the Piccadilly Records attitude to business. It’s not about just the staff who work there or the ‘pop’ stars and DJs that pass through. It’s about the music lovers that come in on a regular basis putting money through the tills and buying all those inspiring albums.” Richard Hector-Jones

                                                                Piccadilly Records

                                                                Ben Lamb Designed Greetings Card

                                                                  These rather lovely greetings cards feature Ben Lamb's amazing illustration of our shop front.

                                                                  They're printed on recycled paper and blank inside, so you can add whatever message you like.







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