Scotland’s first vinyl pressing plant is under construction and due to open later this year.
Set to open its doors in October in East Lothian, just outside Edinburgh, Seabass Vinyl is the family business of David and Dominique Harvey.
Speaking to the Resident Advisor, the Harveys said of Seabass: “We are focused on artists with an emphasis on quality and sustainability.
“We offer fair prices, short runs and optimized production times. Our ambition is to be a valuable partner to artists and the music industry in general, as well as our local community.”
“Recently announced that we are partnering with the Scottish Album of the Year Award and will be pushing Sound of Young Scotland award winning records for free.”
The brewery has been accepting orders since September and you can find more information here.
In 2021, a number of representatives from the music industry spoke to NME about the reasons for the delay in the manufacture of vinyl albums and artists.
A crisis has been reported for vinyl lovers as, according to sources consulted by Variety, more than 500,000 copies of Adele’s album “30” have been pressed, causing major delays and problems in the production chain for others who want to make an LP. . with the limited global resources.
Even Ed Sheeran told Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O how their recent album “=”” came out: “All the vinyl factories were booked by Adele, so we had to find a slot and put our album there. Me, Coldplay, Adele, Taylor [Swift]ABBA, Elton [John]: We all wanted to print our vinyl at the same time.”
A music manager told NME: “I don’t think Adele is the force behind that! Her record company understands, quite rightly, that while she probably makes a fair amount of money streaming, she’s going to be much more sold more vinyl. “It’s the same calculation the rest of us have made, but she does it better.”