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The Vinyl Issue: Charity Shop Challenge

Can you dig out great LPs in your local charity shop? Rising blues-rockers Kill It Kid find out.

They’re like kids in a candy store. It’s a Tuesday afternoon and the young Brit blues-rockers are taking part in a mammoth charity shop record-buying spree at Oxfam’s Marylebone Books and Music store. With £60 in the CR coffers and the record department to ourselves, we’re putting both band and retailer to the test. The question we’re asking is: are charity shops still a viable port of call for fantastic plastic?

Relishing today’s challenge, Kill It Kid have arrived a good half hour early and are already elbows-deep in the racks as CR approach. Bassist Dom Kozubik is sitting on a kick stool, nosing through a stack of 60s sevens. “This is Dom’s bread and butter,” says guitarist/vocalist Chris Turpin, referring to Kozubik’s ‘other’ job as a soul DJ as he himself combs the classic jazz shelf. Partner and co-vocalist/pianist Steph Ward is on the floor examining oldies, and drummer Marc Jones is grazing on a mix of rock and classical.


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