Marrs Plectrum

Friday, 21 April 2017

Records Store Day 22n April 2017

A letter for anyone planning on queuing for RSD at Marrs Plectrum on Saturday morning...

Hello fans of popular tunes,

Thank you so much for coming out at stupid o’clock for some pop records. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday morning, eh? Hope you don’t mind if I take a few moments to explain some RSD workings to you…

  • ·      There’s a separate queue for eBay flippers and scalpers who will be given the treatment they deserve. Please form an orderly line at the Bus Station.
  • ·      Many titles will be very limited and we may just have a single copy. There’s over 250 shops taking part so a run of 500 records won’t go far. Remember, we’ve worked our socks off to get you that one copy. Many shops won’t even have that. Please be understanding.
  • ·      Say hello and make friends with the queue. Help each other out. Vinyl people are good people.
  • ·      Can you do us a solid? Can you check in on our Facebook page please? Share the page? Tag a mate? Tweet a photo? Hashtag #RSD17 Thank you!
  • ·      Yes, there will be tea and coffee and rumours of a bacon or egg butty are completely true.
  • ·      All stock is sold on a first come first served basis. No more than 10 items per customer/household whilst there’s a queue. You can go to the back of the queue and start again if you wish. No queue? No limits!
  • ·      Free Fred Perry tote bags whilst they last. We just ask for a donation to the official RSD charity which supports musicians on hard times. Thank you.
  • ·      Yes, we really did get quite a few copies of The Smiths 7” because of the shop’s name. And probably the The The single too. Aces. No, we’re not changing our name to BowieBeatlesPearlJamPrinceCabbageCureElasticaGoldiePlacebos Plectrum.
  • ·      We’re in a residential area so kindly keep the noise down. Most sensible people are still in the land of nod. Please make sure that you’ve not parked on a grass verge or blocked access to a drive. We know you know and every year you’ve been amazing. Thank you.
  • ·      RSD is about getting people into independent record shops. Like you, here today. Remember, we do this everyday of the year. We stock 1,000’s of records and can pre-order new releases for you all year round. We genuinely believe that Peterborough would be a better place for having more small independently owned businesses. Support them.
  • ·      Ralph is in the shop today helping us out. We’re not paying him anything but a commission if he sells the Sting LP that’s been here since we opened. Be excellent to Ralph.
  • ·      We’re opening Sunday 11.00am until 2.00pm. Then I’m going to sleep for 24 hours.

Many thanks for all your support – have an amazing RSD 2017.

Love Matt and Claire.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Kate Tempest announced as 3rd Champion for Record Store Day 2017

The wonderful Kate Tempest has been announced as the 3rd Champion for Record Store Day 2017. We love Kate Tempest. Have a listen to her talk about independent record shops. Bless her...

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Anton Newcombe announced as 2nd Record Store Day 2017 Champion...

Brian Jonestown Massacre legend, Anton Newcombe, has been announced as the 2nd Champion for this years 10th anniversary Record Store Day. RSD 2017 will be happening right here at Plectrum HQ on Saturday 22nd April 2017...

Slaves announced as Record Store Day UK 2017 Champions....

We bloody loves them Slaves boy at Plectrum HQ. We've even had Isaacs mum and dad in the shop. So it's super cool that they've been announced as RSD UK Champions...

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas and New Year opening times....

So we'll be buying, selling and trading damn fine vinyl records as follows...

Thursday 22nd December - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 23rd December - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Christmas Eve - 11.00am to 2.00pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December - ClOSED
Wednesday 28th December - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 29th December - 10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 30th December - 10.00am to 4.00pm
New Years Eve - CLOSED
New Years Day - CLOSED
Monday 2nd - CLOSED
Tuesday - back to normal opening hours.

Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to you all.

Matt. xxx

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The withering of the diggers thumb...

You know why humans developed thumbs? After decades of digging record bins Mother Nature stepped up to the plate and delivered. There's now some concern amongst the vinyl community that these opposable digits are starting to wither. Many shops are sharing crate contents online in photo form, negating the need to physically enter the domain of a real world bricks and mortar record shop and dig. A number of hipsters have already reported the loss of thumb rings following mass loss to their thumbs.

Here's some example photo's of contents recently added to our crates...

Continued viewing of images like these has been proven (and by proven I actually mean falsely implied) to cause withering of the diggers thumb.

The only real solution is to get yourself down to Marrs Plectrum Records and have a good dig. We've 1,000's of records here. Good for the heart and soul. And thumbs. And ears.

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm Saturday 11am to 2pm.

Buying, Selling and Trading Vinyl Records


07884 357021

387 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, PE4 6SF.