Who we are
Rhythm Online is a small record shop on the net, run by Nick and Jude Clarke from our small terraced house in Cambridge. We specialise – very broadly speaking – in all things alternative or ‘independent’, and pride ourselves on the size and comprehensive yet eclectic nature of our listings. We can offer all the newest indie releases and also a huge selection of rare and collectible items. We’re also dead good at tracking stuff down for our customers, so if there’s something that you are after that we haven’t got listed then drop us a line and we’ll do our best to get it for you!
How we started
Rhythm’s first incarnation was as a market stall in Plymouth, which Nick started in 1985 having quickly tired of a management job at HMV (who had ‘headhunted’ him when he was happily working for the now-defunct Andy’s Records). The market stall soon developed into a mail order catalogue – starting with laboriously hand-typed lists in the pre-computer age, and then slowly evolving in size and sophistication until we finally took the plunge and went online in the early noughties. 2007 saw a dramatic revamp of our previously pretty low-tech website into the current format, which we are trying very VERY hard not to call Rhythm 2.0.
What we stand for
Despite the changing formats over the years, our “ethos” has remained pretty much the same – we are first and foremost music fans, and are in this for the love of music. We are passionate about offering our customers – some of the coolest and most dedicated musos in the world – a real, friendly, helpful, personal service. We care about this stuff, and we also care about making sure our listings are as up-to-date, accurate and relevant as possible to people like you. Some lovely people, in recent years, have said things like this about us:
How to contact us
94 Catharine Street, Cambridge, CB1 3AR, UK
If you want to discuss:
An order you’ve made and are waiting for /// a particular record (or records) that you want us to find for you ///
how you can get your band’s music on our lists /// pricing /// or anything else that doesn’t fit into another category
…then contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gig reviews /// record reviews /// swapping links /// our mailing list /// advertising or promotions /// press ///
…then contact email@example.com
Who we like
Bands and Labels
Camden Town Group: 21st century loungepopfunk collective
Half a Cow: great Aussie label
Overground Records: punk, anarcho punk, proto punk and other interesting reissues
R*E*P*E*A*T: Cambridge-based fanzine
Solarflares: one of our bestselling bands
Other music sites we like
The Line Of Best Fit: ace new music site, with reviews, news, message boards etc - look out for occasional contributor Jude...
MusicOMH: another great review site, with more occasional Jude-penned articles
Love Music Hate Racism: a campaign Rhythm wholeheartedly endorses
This site was designed by: //blindeye//
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