Record Store Day 2023: Banquet Records’ essential picks

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Including Taylor Swift, The 1975, Self Esteem and more.

The annual vinyl and record store culture celebration, Record Store Day, is fast approaching on April 22. There is an overwhelming collection of RSD exclusive vinyl releases coming our way, so we’ve drafted in some of our favourite record stores to help you wade through all the options and uncover some treats.

Read more: Our most anticipated Record Store Day 2023 releases

Soul Brother Records gave us some wonderful groove-laden selections yesterday, and today we’re joined by Jon from Banquet Records for a set of pop-driven picks.

The 1975

Live With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

(UMR / Polydor, Dirty Hit)

A live recording from a few years back by one of the most important bands right now. The orchestra makes these songs feel different. Another great release from our all-time top seller at Banquet.

Taylor Swift

folklore: the long pond studio sessions


folklore: the long pond studio sessions is the first time “the band” could record these songs together, all tracked while in lockdown. The biggest artist in the world, championing independent record shops, what’s not to like?

Frank Turner

Tape Deck Heart: Tenth Anniversary Edition


The ten-year anniversary edition of the fifth album from an artist very dear to Banquet. Opening with “Recovery” and barely pausing, this is Frank Turner at his best.

Self Esteem

Compliments Please

(Fiction Records)

Compliments Please, the long sold-out debut from Self Esteem, is made available again, this time on a gold vinyl colourway. A record with an important message in a male-dominated music industry.


MTV Unplugged


A career-spanning selection of Bastille’s best, presented in the MTV Unplugged style to make you fall in love with those songs all over again.

You can find Banquet Records at 52 Eden St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EE. Find out more about their collection here.