Brophy's Law will take you down memory lane
Updated: Aug 21, 2020
'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 were 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' will be released on vinyl on 26th September. 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’