National Album Day 2019 with Southsea’s Pie & Vinyl
October 11, 2019
In it’s second year, National Album Day 2019 sponsored by BBC Sounds, will see listeners, musicians and Radio DJ’s celebrate their Love of the long play format. I took some time to speak with Steve Courtnell of Southsea’s Pie & Vinyl about the majesty of listening to albums in a time of singles, streaming algorithms and short attention spans.
“We are living though a really credible artistic period and it feels like that will only be appreciated retrospectively… when we look back and go ‘I know we had a tsunami of things on all different formats, but hey when those nuggets are picked out they deserve to be up there with some of the great relaeses’… That is certainly based on the ability of listening to these pieces in their entirety, i.e. listening to a whole album from start to finish.”
– Steve Courtnell, Southsea’s Pie & Vinyl
In 2018, I photographed a series of portraits and documented Record Store Day discovering the vinyl aficionados that line the streets overnight, in an effort to procure the coveted limited edition pressings offered by the contemporary vinyl revival. The series 180 Grams can be seen here.
To find out more about National Album Day 2019 events, visit https://www.nationalalbumday.co.uk/events/