‘Brophy’s Law’ are a Celtic Alt-Rock outfit based in Copenhagen, but originally from England, Ireland, Scotland and Denmark. Neil Brophy writes music that draws influences from Billy Bragg & Bob Dylan’s singer-songwriter styles of social commentary, Shane McGowen’s Celtic Rock, a slice of Paul Weller with a touch of NMA.
‘Record Collector’ is a track about a young guy in a cult record shop and is the chosen lead single from forthcoming album ‘True Stories’.
Being one of John Peel Centre’s favourite acts, Brophy’s Law was asked to make a video for their venue funding event on the 30th August, which would have been John Peel’s 81st Birthday. Having just recorded it on location in a record shop called BEAT in Copenhagen, it will also be released on the 11th of September.
This particular version of the track starts with a strong Billy Bragg-esque social commentary twist kicking into a punchy Paul Weller / Jam chorus. It’s got a real 80’s vibe about it. A catchy reflective story of a teenager spending all of his pocket money on a Saturday morning in Northampton’s old record shop ‘Memory Lane’ (RIP).
‘True Stories’ is out now. The album is full of songs that paint pictures of world travel, revelry, small-town England, record collecting, refugees, propaganda, Vikings, lucky people, fishing & homecoming.
“Neil Brophy is one of the unsung heroes of music. With his thoughtful lyrics, he should be recognized as one of our foremost singer-songwriters. His new album ‘True Stories’ is his best work yet. It contains his cult classic ‘Record Collector’ a must-listen for vinyl fans. Top Class!” Graham-Jones – Author of ‘Last Shop Standing’, ‘The Vinyl Revival’ and ‘The Shops That Made it Happen’
Check out the video for ‘Record Collector’ – BELOW: