Record Store Day 2018 at Slow Boat!!

Saturday the 21st of April brings the eleventh annual International Record Store Day, and, as per, we here at the ‘Boat have lined up a stellar bunch of entertainments and activities for you to help us celebrate another year of independence!

We will be doing our best to bring you an array of the Record Store Day limited vinyl releases from the various companies, as well as some very special instore performances!!

We are also thrilled to announce that Finance and Associate Arts Minister, and Wellington Central MP, the Hon Grant Robertson has accepted our invitation, and will be in attendance.

The festivities will run a little like this:


2pm: Instore performance from Tom Cunliffe - a late addition to the day, Tom and band will rattle through a few choice selections from his excellent newly released album "Template For Love".

2.30pm: Instore performance from Mermaidens – the Wellington trio released their second album “Perfect Body” through Flying Nun in 2017, and will be joining us to perform selections from it as well as tracks from a future release.

3.15pm: Instore performance from Tiny Ruins – the Auckland-based folk-pop group are centred around singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, and will be joining us to premiere songs from their forthcoming third album, through British tastemaking label Bella Union, along with commemorating the vinyl reissue of their 2011 debut “Some Were Meant For Sea”, which we will (hopefully!!) have copies of, and that you can get signed!!


There will also be a raffle, and some spot prize giveaways.

We would also encourage you to pay a visit to our near neighbours Rough Peel Music, and Newtown’s Death Ray Records...

Meanwhile; We have been receiving a lot of enquiries from people about specific Record Store Day limited releases - we have pre-ordered a bunch of titles (including most of those we have been asked about), but will have no idea until the day which we have received, and that we are unable to reserve anything for customers - you will have to come in on the day and try your luck!