A pop-up record store is set to open in New Cross on Saturday October 19 in association with NX Records.
NX Records is a collaborative independent label from Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records and the Popular Music course at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Since the label’s launch six months ago, NX Records has hosted live gigs and produced an acclaimed introductory mix-tape, and is now proud to introduce a venue that is the first of its kind to open in New Cross, offering “a unique record-buying experience in a lively, friendly atmosphere”.
Music enthusiasts will be able to find the latest and most anticipated vinyls and CDs from a range of labels, including NX record’s limited edition releases, with genres spanning from mainstream to underground.
The shop will host talks, Q&A sessions and workshops with artists and industry experts, as well as exclusive in-store gigs by the label’s artists, including Thefft, Holy Milk, Buffalo Ink and Crewdson.
Simon Deacon, Director of the Popular Music course at Goldsmiths, said:
“NX Records exists to showcase the talents, and hopefully launch the careers, of up and coming artists who have begun their creative journey at Goldsmiths.”
The Pop Up Shop will be a creative hub for NX Records and will give New Cross residents a great opportunity to experience some of the amazing talent we have at Goldsmiths.”
Deacon told East London Lines: “People want to buy artefacts. That’s why people are still buying records rather than just downloading from iTunes, and that’s why stores such as Rough Trade are doing phenomenal business.”
“But aside from the records, there will be a range of things to sell and buy at the Pop-Up Shop, such as students DIY works. And customers are always welcome to come in an browse and listen to records as well.”
Goldsmiths University announced that they will also be creating professional-level recording studios at 286 New Cross Road for the students of the Music Department, and hopefully become available for public hire.
The Pop-Up Shop will be open until Saturday 23 November at 310 New Cross road. For more information about the Pop-Up Shop and the event schedule, visit 310nxroad.tumblr.com