UK Record Store Day ambassador Noel Gallagher has a long history of supporting indie record stores and already has released some of the best selling vinyl for Record Store Day. He says:
“Record shops were really important when I was growing up. It’s something that’s in my DNA. I think if we can keep record shops open for as long as possible, we owe it to the young people of this country. For this year’s Record Store Day I’ll be getting involved. I’ve got something unique coming out. Hopefully the fans will like it and they’ll keep the flame burning for your local record shop.”
Every year, in the UK, the Record Store Day team enlists one record store loving ambassador to fly the flag on behalf of record shops up and down the country. In previous years the role has been taken on by the likes of The Big Moon, The Mighty Boosh, Rag n Bone Man, Sir Elton John, Kae Tempest and Izzy Bizu among many others. The ambassador works in tandem with Record Store Day to encourage music lovers to support their local record store and discover the joys of vinyl.
Noel Gallagher, who joins the star-studded roster of previous ambassadors, was the principal songwriter, guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of Oasis – one of the biggest bands ever to emerge from UK. Noel has an unprecedented 10 consecutive chart-topping studio albums in the UK so far in his career, with three consecutive Number 1’s and over 2.4 million album sales globally for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.