Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's over

Well the shop is officially over now, we met the landlords this morning and handed back the keys.

Rikki is still selling cool shit online here -

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Rikki Says...

Thankyou all for your kind comments and to all of you who supported us over the last 2 years.As Andrew said,i will be continuing KYP in much the same way as i was before we opened the shop.So will be putting together a printed catalogue & updating the website when i've sorted the stock out.So also expect to see me popping up at gigs with a stall and hassling you to part with ya hard earned cash !!!!
Any gift vouchers will of course be honoured,so get in touch.Anyone wanting tickets for The Adicts or SLF get in touch via the website or the various contacts i have put up in the shop window.
In the 2+ years of the shop we had some truly great moments.As well as the social aspect & seeing faces both old and new.We had visits from many local bands & became an outlet for local releases (If you had any cds in the shop get in touch for them to be returned please) Other visitors included UK Subs,The Grit,Vince Ray,Kevin Beattie,Members of Extreme Noise Terror,The Adicts,Dutch,German,French,Polish and American punks,several film crews,including me getting on sky sports news talking about the Town ! We helped various college projects,took on 2 trainees via the YMCA,got burgled twice,Andrew even arranged a couple of instore gigs and probably loads more i can't remember now.So in all a bloody good time was had.Over and out - Cheers Rikki

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Tell us what you really think!

We are running an eleven question survey to find out how we can improve things down here at Know Your Product.

Please take a moment (and it really will only take a moment) to fill in our online survey here - It doesn't matter if you've bought something from us or not!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Andrew writes again!

Andrew has just published a wee story zine about a recent 'adventure' of his. You can grab a copy for 50p in the shop, or on Andrew's site here -

Rancid B Sides and C Sides

We've just gotten the new RANCID album in stock, full details (and I mean really full!) are here -

Rikki F**ks off!

Well possibly a slightly misleading title, but Rikki is off on tour at the moment with Red Flag 77, here's the dates -

Tuesday 29th April 2008
HOLLAND – Cafe "De Vinger" The Hague,
With Gewapend Beton and The Jesters

Wednesday 30th April 2008
HOLLAND – Cafe "Little Devil" Tilburg
With Disturbance

Thursday 1st May 2008
HOLLAND - Cafe "Zinniz" Oud-Beljerland

Friday 2nd May 2008
GERMANY – Hamburg, Lobusch with Disturbance

Saturday 3rd May 2008
GERMANY – Erfurt – AJZ
With The Smelly Caps and Sick of Society

Sunday 4th May 2008
GERMANY – Berlin, Wild at Heart

Friday 16th May 2008
FRANCE – Lille - Le visiteur / Resto soleil

Saturday 17th May 2008
FRANCE – Normandy

Sunday 18th May 2008
FRANCE – Lorient

Grab 'em if you get the chance, more info on their site here -

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Elevating our celebrity status!

Proof, as if further proof was needed that anything can happen at KYP and usually does! Here's the view Rikki and I had from the till for about half an hour this morning. What's it all about you may ask,,, well you'll just have to wait and see!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The best album of 2008 lands at KYP!

Well in my humble opinion anyway! 'Gods of the Earth' by THE SWORD will rock your socks so hard you'll think you've been stood in concrete for a week!

For my full gushing review go here -

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

KYP on Google Earth!

In a pretty bizzare twist of events you can now find Know Your Product on Google Earth! Just search for 'know your product ipswich'

Thursday, March 20, 2008

We're having a big clearout

And it's nowt to do with the Lentil Chilli I had last night! As we've now been open for nearly two years we've grabbed some of the stock that's been sat on the shelves for a while and put it on ebay with very low starting prices and no reserves! These CDs are listed at less than we paid for them in most cases! They are all brand new (bar Supergrass) and are bands we fookin' love, but have sat on the shelves in the shop for too long, which means you get to grab a bargain!

Here's a selection of what's available...
Meathook Seed -B.I.B.L.E cd Napalm Death Carcass
The CUFFS - Bottoms up cd Hardcore Skinhead Punk Oi!
ARISE & RUIN -Final Dawn cd Hardcore Death Metal punk
Nights Like These - Sunlight at cd Metal Hardcore Punk
Count the Stars -Never taken alive cd Hardcore Punk Emo
The Boys - Sick On You PUNK clash buzzcocks harry may
Angelic Upstarts - The EMI Punk Years PUNK oi uk subs
Chelsea - Live And Well PUNK OI
Angelic Upstarts - Rarities PUNK OI buzzcocks clash
Angelic Upstarts - The BBC Punk Sessions OI BUZZCOCKS
Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum HYDRA HEAD Cave In
Steve Miller Band - Book of Dreams
The Stranglers - Friday The Thirteenth LIVE ALBUM
Supergrass - In It For The Money (CD 1997)
Isis - Oceanic | Pelican Cave In Hydra Head Godflesh
The Replacements - Don't You Know Who I Think I Was ...
Red Sparowes- Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun
These Arms are Snakes - Easter

We've also dropped the price of our Jim'll Fix It medals to just £3.99!

Another one bites the dust!

About a year ago Rikki and I were at his house having a curry/ directors meeting/ wine appreciation night and I noticed that when changing CDs Rikki was leaving the tray on the CD player open.
"Oooh, you don't wanna do that"
I slurred, and told the sorry tale of when I destroyed a previous bosses CD player by accidently snapping the tray off when reaching for something. Rikki took heed and closed the CD player to avoid a similar incident. When I spoke to the Rikki the next day it transpired that he had only followed my advice for a short while, and a few minutes after I had left his house he had been reaching for something and snapped the CD tray clean off his nice CD player!

This tale makes the fact he did the same thing to the shop CD player a few days ago even funnier! If my calculations are correct (and including computers used to play CDs) that makes this new casualty the fifth CD we’ve gone through in the last two years! Fortunately I found a couple of CD players under a bench at the Steamboat Tavern here in Ipswich, and the wonderful landlady Val said I was welcome to them. So our new CD player is a five draw behemoth, in fact it’s so big Rikki would probably break his leg instead of snapping off the tray!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New opening hours

As of right now here are our new opening hours;

Monday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Tuesday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Wednesday - executive rest day (CLOSED)
Thursday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Friday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Saturday - 10.30am till 5.30pm
Sunday - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed
Christmas - yeah right!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New interior shot

Right, I've now taken a new panorama of the renovated shop. Click the image to see a bigger version.

We're not quite done yet as that table with the Camo material will be replaced pretty soon.

No Use For A Name on tour!

NO USE FOR A NAME's Feel Good Tour of the Year!
New studio album "The Feel Good Record of the Year" out March, 28th 2008
04/03/08 Birmingham, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/04/08 Bristol, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/05/08 Liverpool, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/06/08 London, United Kingdom – Islington Academy
04/07/08 Oxford, United Kingdom – The Zodiac

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

should be open tomorrow!

Wa-hoo, SO nearly there! This post is just an excuse to post this photo that I like!

Nearly there!

We didn't manage to get open yesterday as we decided to give the front of the shop a lick of paint to really smarten it up. Well Rikki did most of the work really, I did a lot of standing around sucking in through my teeth and trying to look thoughtful, in reality I probably looked like a blow up tramp with a puncture.

We should be back open today, please come in and buy something instead of sticking your head through the door to ask if we're closing down! Loads of people have had a look around at all the new fittings and asked us if we're closing down, now I know we're generous folk but we wouldn't be fitting out the place for the next tennants would we?!?!?!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

If you go down to KYP today, you're sure of a big surprise!

The counter where you knew it and loved it, in fact with no CDs on the shelves behind it's kinda camoflauged against the wall behind!

Lookie, the counter has gone! And good Jeebus were we hiding a ton of stuff behind it!

It was a bit like an archelogical dig, we uncovered the old zine rack! Remember that? We stopped using it because when someone picked up a zine it dumped every single other zine over the CD racks!

Bye bye stinking horrid old pissy shite carpet! In the background is the very useful and helpful Rupert, from Staunch just down the road.

Arg, the entire contents of the shop are now in the back room!

Rupert doing the hoovering, he said, "you'd better not be taking my photo!," then posed nicely for the camera!

What a happy shop keeper

Me doing some work, a rare sight I know.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Converge on tour

Steeped in raw emotion, pure adrenaline and brute force No Heroes - the follow up to 2004's You Fail Me - was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and brilliantly combines the textural sonics of You Fail Me with the brutal assault of Jane Doe;

Praising the esteemed foursome, hard rock bible Kerrang! wrote, “There is no other band quite like Converge. Their music is possessed of a clawing desperation, a sense that any moment it can overwhelm the musicians and erupt into all-consuming chaos”

And Big Cheese championed the group’s “almost mesmeric power and raw, unbridled oh-my-god-this-is-amazing-ness they imbue in pretty much everyone watching them”.

Here are Converge's upcoming tour dates with Integrity and Coliseum:

13-Jul London Underworld UK

14-Jul Nottingham Rock City UK

15-Jul Glasgow Ivory Blacks UK

16-Jul Southampton The Brook UK

17-Jul Sheffield Corporation UK

18-Jul London Underworld UK

Friday, February 22, 2008

Wa-hoo Crime in Stereo hit the UK!

Positive Nuisance in association with Big Cheese magazine Presents

CRIME IN STEREO with guests The Don Ramos Players

sat 24 may NEWPORT LE PUB

I'm gonna be a the Garage show without a doubt, that room is tiny and PERFECT for seeing Crime in Stereo!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fat Tours!

We've just had a bunch of tour dates for Fat Wreck Chords bands sent in, and we thought you might like to see what's coming to a town near Ipswich!

Dropkick Murphys, Mad Caddies & The Briggs
06/02/08 Norwich UEA
16/02/08 Brixton Academy

No Use For A Name
03/04/08 Carling Academy, Islington

Well that's about it for now! Let's hope we get a decent largish venue in Ipswich some day so these bands can come HERE