Early December 2014 I discovered a record shop near my hometown and bought five vinyls within the blink of an eye. (Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac and two records for my mum.)
The only problem? I didn't have a record player at that point.
So Christmas 2014 gifted me with a gorgeous record player and the obsession started.
Whenever I get a new record, it feels a lot like Christmas all over again.
So far I've got a lovely collection of old gems as well as my favourite new records.
Needless to say that I got incredibly excited when I discovered Flying Vinyl - so please let me introduce you to them.
What is Flying Vinyl?
Flying Vinyl is a team of music lovers who keep the vinyl industry alive via a subscription service.
It's a company for those who still own a record player and love a good vinyl collection.
It's a company for those who love discovering new music.
What's in it?
- 5 exclusively pressed 7 inch vinyls (one of them is coloured), that makes two songs on each vinyl
- 1 A6 booklet including artist details
- 1 piece of merchandise (past items: lyrics sheets, polaroids and art prints)
The music you'll receive is carefully selected.
Flying Vinyl works alongside some great indie labels in order to present you some of the finest, new talent around.
Previous boxes featured acts such as Eaves, Beach Baby and Kid Wave (remember Kid Wave? We interviewed them last year!)
How does it work?
You subscribe to the service and Flying Vinyl will deliver you a fantastic box of music each month.
Costs for the monthly subscription are: 30€ + a small few to get it shipped to you (they ship world wide!)
You can also get a yearly subscription for 324€ which obviously saves you some money.
What I personally love about Flying Vinyl's customer service is that you can cancel your subscription any time you want. They don't hold you to a contract, you simply have to email them and talk to them.
This is the kind of service I cherish.
Example of the box?
Flying Vinyl kindly sent my their November box and -spoiler- I fell in love with it.
Black Honey - "Corrine" & "Mothership"
Asylums - "Missing Persons" & "Joy In A Small Wage"
The Belligerents - "Voices" & "Looking At You"
Bo Rocha - "Tangerine Flake" & "Live Fast Or Die"
Pleasure Beach - "Go" & "Dreamer To The Dawn"
+ A6 booklet
+ Black Honey art print
Why should we get it?
Because vinyls are BLOODY BRILLIANT.
If you already have a collecton of vinyls, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
It's the intimate feeling, the exclusive athmosphere that makes listening to records such a fantastic experience.
I love that Flying Vinyl combines the joy of vinyls with the excitement of finding new artists.
As a music lover with some knowledge of the current music scene, I can honestly say that I fell in love with the selection they sent me.
If you're open to new music (which I think you are, afterall, you're reading HITS), then I can only encourage you to subscribe to Flying Vinyl.
Now, what are you waiting for - check out Flying Vinyl!!!
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Thank you for reading!
Credits // Text & Photography: Vanessa Jertschewske | **the item in the post was kindly sponsored by Flying Vinyl**