Head record store welcomes local bands for official launch event - The Leamington Observer

Head record store welcomes local bands for official launch event

Leamington Editorial 20th Jul, 2018   0

THE newly-reopened Head store is set to officially open its doors with a performance by Leamington bands.

Local rockers Luna Kiss will be joined by The Ellipsis and Freezacrowd at the event in the Royal Priors between 1pm and 5pm on Wednesday (July 25).

Author Jim Layton will also be releasing his new book in store, which tells the story of the record stores, gigs and venues which shaped Warwick and Leamington’s musical history.

Four-piece Luna Kiss will also have copies of their recently launched album Following Shadows on sale in the store, which closed earlier this year but has now reopened under new management.

Head spokesman Oliver Bateman said: “Being the only shop of our kind in Leamington is a huge privilege as we are the only place dedicated to brand new CD and DVD as well as vinyl, which means that we are looking to stick around for a long time.”

And Luna Kiss frontman Wil Russell says musicians and record stores working together is just what the town needs.

He told the Observer: “We have a record store that is supporting local artists and an opportunity for local artists to get involved with their local record store.

“This is a sense of community which has been lost in the industry for quite a while.”

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