In these days when the traditional mainstream music industry is in freefall and anyone can make and release tunes very easily, some people are messing about with older physical formats – I guess there’s a certain perception of ‘coolness’ about releasing your music on 7 inch vinyl for example. I’ve been aware that a few people have been releasing on the crappiest old format of all, the cassette. Here’s a picture of some I saw today. I have no particular ideological objection to cassettes (apart from thinking they’re shit) but to charge £12.99 for a cassette is nothing less than blatant thievery. Rough Trade should be ashamed of themselves.