|Nick Cave in live action|
Indie record shops have seen a significant rise in album sales the first half of 2013 (44%, to be exact) - and as for vinyl, in particular, you'd say it flies off the bin in comparison to what it used to be ("around one in seven albums bought from indie stores are on vinyl, compared to one in 250 for the rest of the market").
|QOTSA: Maximum cover|
Before I go, let me send here a cyber-thumbs up to a couple of Top 20 best sellers, widely responsible for making these numbers possible:
Hail to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (at No5 with Push The Sky Away) and Queens Of The Stone Age (at No 8 with Like Clockwork) - their work never quite falls short...
And Savages (at No12 with Silence Yourself) - a rookie more than welcome.
Credits: Nick Cave photo © Fabrizio Sciami/Flickr.