Bristol Archive Records Blog

Mid 80′s – Colonel Kilgores

December 19th, 2014

Remember these guys?

Kilgores - SamsStudio

The Bristol Mod / Powerpop Explosion

December 9th, 2014

10961996_10152725849913269_981316224_nJust agreed a new project for next year ‘The Bristol Mod / Power pop Explosion’. Another chapter in the history of the sub culture, the scene, the era . The guy we’ve enlisted to help us with the story is Michael Salter and an old friend of mine from school. We used to hang out together at the gigs and clubs. Early days but excited about the soundtrack to our lives. Christmas we’ll start pulling it together. More updates soon.

Sugar Shack Towers

December 7th, 2014

In the offices of Bristol Archive – One LoveC

Restriction ‘Action’ ep – Record Store Day 2015

December 5th, 2014

Record Store Day 2015 is just around the corner, April 18th in fact. We are delighted to confirm that our record store release for 2015 will be a 500 pressing of Restriction ‘Action’ ep, originally released in 1983. We continue our quest to tell the full story of the Bristol reggae scene from the 70′s to the 80′s in fine style with this Mad Professor production.100_3395

Nick Talbot RIP

December 4th, 2014

RIP Nick Talbot – Gravenhurst and Assembly Communications – very sad:


Merry Christmas and thanks for your support People in 2014

December 1st, 2014

BAR RAR SSR Full Pager Dec14 JPG

Chairman Ralph Interview with John Spink and Gill Loats (Bristol Boys Make More Noise)

December 1st, 2014

Interview with Chairman Ralph:



Mike Darby, Pinch and Richard King talk for Wire Magazine

November 7th, 2014

Here’s the link for the talk held at The Arnofini, Bristol:

Left to right: Mike Darby, Pinch and Richard King

The Wire Event photo by Paul Samuel White

Andy Sanders

October 28th, 2014
We lost another Bristol star last week. Andy Sanders guitarist with The Electric Guitars sadly passed away in St.Peters Hospice after a long battle with cancer. Andy was an amazing musician and brilliant guy who will always be missed by Steve and myself at Bristol Archive Records. The Electric Guitars were Steve’s fav band and they should have been oh so huge! We send our love to Claire and the family in these very sad times. Here’s Andy on tour with the EG’s in the USA supporting Peter Gabriel. Blessed love. Mike


The Dug Out Club

October 23rd, 2014

Remember this face?