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Pop-up Record Store To Take Over Closed Barber Shop In Sydney

30 November 2023 | 12:05 pm | Jessie Lynch

You could nab limited-edition vinyl from artists like Royel Otis, Alex Gow, Georgia Mulligan, Passenger, Hungry Kids of Hungary and more.

Impressed Recordings

Impressed Recordings (Lilli Boisselet Bevans)

Impressed Recordings, Australia's go-to vinyl brand, is teaming up with hospitality legends PUBLIC to immerse Sydney's music enthusiasts in a unique blend of vinyl culture and live experiences.

Mark your calendars, because from 12 pm on December 20, there's a record store pop-up happening in an old-school Barber Shop next to The Norfolk in Redfern.

It's not just any pop-up; it's the spot to grab limited-edition vinyl from big-name artists like Royel Otis, Alex Gow, Georgia Mulligan, Passenger, Hungry Kids of Hungary, and some surprise goodies you can only get in person.

And the party doesn't stop there, Club Ricos upstairs at The Norfolk is hosting the Impressed and Friends Christmas Party on December 20 from 6 pm, and will allow punters to catch Imagine free DJ sets from Julian Sudek (from Royel Otis) Reenie (drummer for Green Buzzard and Alison Wonderland).

But wait, there's more. Alongside the vinyl, you can snag one of the 100 limited-edition Impressed tees designed with The Critical Slide Society. Better act fast because the pop-up runs for three days or until they run out on December 22.

Jonno Seidler, the creative brain at Impressed, says, “The best part of collecting records is finding beautiful spaces and people to enjoy them with. It’s why we’re thrilled to partner with PUBLIC, who put culture at the centre of everything they do and effortlessly mix forward–thinking creative ideas into hospitality.”

This collab isn't a one-time thing. The Impressed x PUBLIC partnership is set to light up 2024 with monthly Impressed Records drops and a bunch of events.

Expect monthly listening shindigs at Busby's Music and Wine Bar in Paddington, surprise record store pop-ups, intimate gigs, unique releases for PUBLIC's top spots, and even artist-in-residences. Stay tuned for the full schedule early next year.

"The intersection between music and hospitality is one PUBLIC has focused on since the start. We opened a dedicated vinyl space at Busby’s in Paddington this past November, making it the perfect home for Impressed Records and their artists to showcase their one-of-a-kind drops and play great music,” says Tania Fergusson, Experience & Placemaking Lead at PUBLIC.

Further to this, PUBLIC’s unique spaces for live performances and pop-ups across Sydney will provide both locals and travellers new ways to experience our venues” .

The plan for 2024 is a mystery for now, but you can bet it's gonna be epic. So, stay tuned for more details.

Impressed x PUBLIC Record Store Pop-Up Opening Hours:

  • Wednesday, December 20: 12 pm - 6 pm

  • Thursday, December 21: 12 pm - 6 pm

  • Friday, December 22: 12 pm - 6 pm

Club Ricos x Impressed & Friends Launch Event: 305 Cleveland Street, Redfern NSW 2016 Wednesday, December 20: 6 pm