MORE OF THE ROUGH STUFF!

And The Smiths are reforming especially for the occasion! Only joking...

PULP, STEREOLAB and ANDY VOTEL are all to DJ as part of ROUGH TRADE’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

This month marks the silver jubilee of the opening of the first Rough Trade record shop in London, which subsequently expanded into an independent record label and distributor.

To coincide with their birthday, the label will host ten days of live events. The opening event takes place on February 23 at the V & A Museum, and will feature DJ sets by Stereolab, Twisted Nerve boss Andy Votel and Pulp. Tickets, priced #8, are on sale now.

Other events include Beth Orton and a reformed Young Marble Giants live at the London Union Chapel (March 1 and 2 respectively) and Tindersticks at the Tabernacle in west London (February 25).

All the shows are accompanied by the release of a 50-track compilation entitled ‘Rough Trade – 25 Years’. The album is released on March 5, and features Stereolab, Cornershop, Lee Perry, Lambchop, The Fall, Chemical Brothers and Boards Of Canada, amongst others.