Ahead of the 12th edition of the event this Saturday (April 13), Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding’s cult duo have joined forces once more to champion independent record stores across the UK.
To mark the occasion, the duo are also releasing the complete Mighty Boosh radio series on vinyl for the first time – giving fans the chance to experience the earliest form of their surreal shows on 3 pieces of coloured 180g vinyl.
“We are approaching singularity, when computers will overtake and replace us. Therefore, it suddenly felt prescient to outwit them and somehow save our precious early recordings onto a format that the dawning artificial intelligences will not see as a threat,” Julian Barratt said.
“In the feint hope that one day, thousands of years from now, when the human race is decimated and bereft, its ephemeral digital archive wiped by the powerful shockwaves of the ‘magneto-pulse’, a solitary humanoid survivor, scavenging and in the dark tunnels beneath the humming glistening exo-skin of the earth… will discover this disc abandoned in a cave, and trace its long fingernail across the patterned surface only to drop in shock as it hears my rich and resonant voice echoing through the cave.”
Noel Fielding added: “People that work in record shops are often obsessed with vinyl and music and bands and can steer you in the right direction and tell you about things that you would never know about. Whereas you can’t do that on the internet. It’s not possible. You want some vinyl expert to tell you about a record you’ve never heard of. That’s the beauty of it.”
Their role sees them following in the esteemed footsteps of Sir Elton John, Run the Jewels, St Vincent, Pearl Jam and many others. You can discover all the latest Record Store Releases for 2019 here.