Posted on April 21, 2014 by Irene Hundleby


Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated RSD with us!! Hope you're enjoying spinning records and blaring your new music today! 
A special shout out to the Independent Records NZ crew and artists KAHU nzd and Paul Cathro for inspiring performances!! Lets DEFINITELY do this again!!

Check out RELICS FB page for some photos of the day...  film footage to come...

You can also purchase the Independent Records CD sampler released for Record Store Day 2014 here!

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Posted on April 18, 2014 by Irene Hundleby



YESIREE... finally down to one more sleep.. tomorrow is RECORD STORE DAY.. and pleased to say almost all of the new releases we have ordered have made it into the store.

Having said that we have limited copies, so first come... first served... doors open @ 10:00am.

Going on the interest shown this week, lookin' like some of these new releases are going to be pretty popular!

If you know of a release that is not on this list you can check with us on the day and we will do our best to source it for you...

So here is the list of what has made it in... 

  • DUNEDIN DOUBLE double split EP featuring THE CHILLS, THE STONES, SNEAKY FEELINGS & THE VERLAINES.. limited edition of 2000, Flying Nun re-issue.
  • BORED GAMES, Who Killed Colonel Mustard EP, re-issue on Flying Nun, limited edition of 1000.
  • SCAVENGERS, Marching Girls LP, red vinyl, limited edition of 500, Real Groovy record store day release 2014.
  • SPELLING MISTAKES, Feels So Good, blue vinyl, limited edition of 500, Real Groovy record store day release 2014.
  • LA DE DA'S, purple vinyl, limited edition of 500, Real Groovy record store day release 2014.
  • PHOENIX FOUNDATION, 7" 'Bob Lennon John Dylan' limited edition of 150, record store day release 2014.
  • DELANEY DAVIDSON, Swim Down Low, Outside Inside Records, released to coincide with record store day 2014.
  • THE JB'S, Food For Thought, bonus purple vinyl 7" of 'The Grunt pt. 1 & 2', limited edition of 1000, record store day release 2014.
  • CANNIBAL CORPSE, Evisceration Plague, picture disc, limited edition of 500.
  • CANNIBAL CORPSE, Torture, picture disc, limited edition of 500.
  • SEX PISTOLS, Nevermind The Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols: Alternative Takes Boxset, 7 x 7" Boxset, Limited edition of 5000.
  • THE ROLLING STONES, Got Live If You Want It, 7" EP re-issue.
  • THE ROLLING STONES, 7" re-issue of first EP.

We are still hopeful that a few more surprises will show up on the actual day as well...

  • MASTODON, Live in Brixton, 2LP + DVD, Limited edition of 2000.
  • SUBURBAN REPTILES, Saturday Night Stay At Home, 7" re-issue.

We have also secured copies of the following 2013 Real Groovy Record Store Day releases:

  • TOY LOVE, Toy Love in coloured vinyl, limited edition of 600, last remaining copies.
  • TOY LOVE, Live at the Gluepot 1980 double LP, limited edition of 600, last remaining copies.
  • TOY LOVE, Pull Down The Shades DVD.

And of course don't forget the awesome CD release of INDEPENDENT RECORDS NZ featuring:






  • KAHU

with LIVE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE @ 5pm !!! Come support these fabulous Dunedin musicians!

Released to coincide with Record Store Day 2014, first edition of 100 !!


To check out more stores celebrating Record Store Day, check out

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Birth of a record store!

Posted on February 09, 2014 by Irene Hundleby


Birth of a record store!


Rome wasn't built in a day, and our store didn't happen overnight either... without the support of so many it wouldn't have happened at all...

Biggest hugest THANK YOU's go out to...

ALL our generous and supportive suppliers.. most especially...

Simon Vare (Yellow Eye), Roger Marbeck (Ode Records & Marbecks - Queens Arcade), Warwick Jordan (Hard to Find Bookstore - Dowling Street) and Jacqui Sturm (Eye Candy).


Thank you Luci McConnon (design assistance) and DJ Champion (computer systems).. you are a rocking team! 

Matt Langley, Damo Smith and Bruce Caddy - practical instore help pre-opening - you guys are true bro's!!! 

Bruce from Ravensbourne for breaking your back helping us move.

Manny (Manny's Bar) and Harry (Indian Food Mart) for your warmth and generous spirit in welcoming us to this St. Andrew Street block! ... also to the Rock Shop boys and gal for your enthusiasm! Community spirit makes the world go round...

Thanks Geoff Dunn and Gordon Stevenson (Just for the Record) and Mike Pearce (Strawberry Sound) for being cool and sharing... 

Sarah Williamson for completing our team and constantly going with the flow!


To our family on the ground here in Dunedin and around the country...

Our fantastic kids Bebe and Arlo for all your patience and tolerance and amazing muscle power !! 

Kira and Corinne for all the listening and cleaning power !! 

Michael and Megan for the paperwork - logistics help - mucho love! 

To our parents Colin and Lyn, Peter and Sally for your incredible support and for believing in us - LOVE YOU ALL xxxx


Otago Daily Times (ODT) article Jan 2014:

University of Otago Bulletin article Jan 2014:





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