Rough Trade

Rough Trade is a legendary record store which also has a gig venue and bar upstairs that serves up great craft beer...

With Beavertown being a mainstay on the taps, along with Guinness, and with two taps dedicated to serving up rotating local beers, there’s always something for everyone to drink at Rough Trade. They also stock a wide variety of bottles and cans in the fridge.

However, the main appeal of Rough Trade is the focus around music. Not only is it a fantastic record store, but also plays host to some of the best up and coming acts around in its 200 capacity gig venue - recently including The Japanese House, Sundara Karma and even Busted.

Rough Trade
5 Broad Street
Nottingham
NG1 3AJ
Sunday 11:00 - 22:00
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 23:00
Saturday 10:00 - 23:00

Upcoming events

  • Petrol Girls at Rough Trade

    Monday 27 May 2019 18:30 - 21:00

    Petrol Girls will live be in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham to perform tracks from new album 'Cut & Stitch', released 24th May via Hassle Records.

    TUESDAY 27TH MAY - DOORS OPEN AT 6.30PM / LIVE ONSTAGE AT 7.30PM / ALBUM SIGNING 8:15PM

    “Cut & Stitch is a patchwork of different sounds, ideas and feelings. It’s the most experimental record we’ve made so far, both musically and lyrically. Cutting and stitching is a process that can go on indefinitely - stitches are easily unpicked, new shapes can be cut, everything can be rearranged. We cut our patches off of old clothes and sew them onto something else. Continuity is an idea that underpins the record, from ‘the sound does not arrive’ to ‘we’re not finished, we never fucking will be.’ This follows on from the sentiment of our last EP, ‘The Future is Dark.’ Political change is a slow, complicated process that’s often only partly visible with hindsight. Making change is a constant collective process that never stops. Its probably impossible for us to see our place within it or to know what consequences our actions will have. It isn’t as simple or hopeless as straightforward victories and failures.

    Feminism has become more of an overall approach than an obvious topic, seeping into the way we think about everything from the environment to mental health. We’ve also started to think more about what feminism means for men, given that half of the band are men, and explore the perspective of a man struggling with expressing his emotions in ‘Talk in Tongues.’

    The majority of the lyrics were written in the studio. I was having a difficult time, unsure about where to live after we finished the record, and burnt out from a tough year of personal and legal challenges. Something that I’ve reluctantly allowed feminism to teach me is that we have to tend to our own wounds, and that sometimes being vulnerable is just as radical as being angry - it certainly scares me a lot more. Rage on its own isn’t sustainable. We hope this is a more honest and human record.”

    ‘Cut & Stitch’ will be released on May 24th via Hassle Records, and will be available on 12” vinyl and CD. There are limited indie-exclusive and official store-exclusive vinyl colourways, plus a screenprinted sleeve version of the LP and a Rough Trade Edition written by Ren, both exclusive to Bandcamp. In celebration of the album release, the band will also be performing at Rough Trade stores in London, Bristol and Nottingham during the week of album release.

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  • Honeyblood Live at Rough Trade

    Tuesday 28 May 2019 17:30 - 20:00

    Honeyblood will be live in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham to perform tracks from their new album 'In Plain Sight', released 24th May on Marathon Artists.

    TUESDAY 28TH MAY - DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM / LIVE ONSTAGE AT 6.30PM / ALBUM SIGNING 7.15PM.

    Honeyblood’s third album sees Stina Tweeddale finding her most ambitious form and steely focus yet. Three albums in she has stepped forward to finally claim the mantle of the project she birthed seven years ago as a her sole vision. Stina takes the reigns in collaboration with none-other than super-producer John Congleton (Angel Olsen, St Vincent) for the most definitive Honeyblood LP to date, consolidating the Glasgow-born band as one of the most important UK names.

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  • The Nottingham Plant Swap at Rough Trade

    Saturday 01 June 2019 11:00

    The Nottingham Plant Swap is back! The first event at Rough Trade was such a success, it's happening again. This time with more plants & more stalls!

    It will work in a very similar way to the first event, bring plants and swap them with fellow plant lovers. Maximum 5 plants each to swap. Due to feedback from the first event the token exchange will work slightly differently. Instead of 1 plant = 1 token, it will depend on the plant that's being swapped.

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  • Let Man Loose + Kid Amelia/ Hound Master at Rough Trade

    Tuesday 04 June 2019 19:00 - 22:00

    Let Man Loose will be live at Rough Trade Nottingham to celebrate the release of their upcoming single Two Way Glass.
    With support from Kid Amelia and Hound Master
    TUESDAY 4TH JUNE, 7PM - 10PM
    FREE ENTRY (NO TICKET NEEDED)
    Let Man Loose
    Let Man Loose are a four-piece rock band from Hull. Expect a blend of thunderous fuzz boxes and melodic East Yorkshire dialect. 2019 promises brand new single ‘Two Way Glass’ and an increased appetite to build on the success of last year’s live offering.
    www.letmanloose.co.uk
    www.instagram.com/letmanloose
    Kid Amelia
    Energetic four piece melodic indie rock band from Nottingham whose captivating stage presence and performance will be sure to get you on your feet and keep you there.
    www.instagram.com/kid_amelia_
    Hound Master
    Hound Master are a Nottingham three-piece who play a mix of hard rock, post-pop punk with a dash of grunge and served with a side-helping of long-winded metaphor.
    www.instagram.com/hound.master
    TUESDAY 4TH JUNE, 7PM - 10PM
    FREE ENTRY (NO TICKET NEEDED)
    FLOOR ONE AT ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM IS LIFT ACCESSIBLE AND ALL AGES ARE WELCOME

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  • The Honeymoon Suite live at Rough Trade Nottingham at Rough Trade

    Friday 07 June 2019 19:00

    The Honeymoon Suite will be heading to Rough Trade Nottingham on Friday 7th June to play a headline show alongside some very special guests which will be announced soon. This is a free entry gig and you don't need a ticket to enter, just your good self and ya best pair o' classics x

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