There I was in Brighton last Thursday (4 May 18) and, as is my wont, I carved out some time to visit Resident Records, a favourite shop and a wonderful place to while away an hour or two. I spent a few quid (The Unthanks and St Vincent, since you ask) and asked to buy the new Gaz Coombes album, World’s Strongest Man. (I very much enjoyed Matador and was looking forwards to hearing the follow-up.)
The release date for the album was set for the following day, Friday 5 May – and, as you might have already surmised, the good people of Resident Records refused to sell me a copy. So, there I was with money in my hand ready to buy something, and the aforementioned something was in the vicinity ready to be sold… except we all had to wait another day. By which time I wouldn’t be in Brighton and so, probably, I’ll end up buying online from some faceless Bot.
Anyway, I doubt that this is the first thread on the subject of release dates but I needed to rant.
Thank you. Mr Rant has left the building…